September 7th, 2010

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"No sound of 'happy b-day' for Dame Julie"!?

By Richard Eden | Published: 6:30AM BST 29 Aug 2010

BBC tribute to Dame Julie Andrews to mark her 75th birthday is unlikely to go ahead.



Dame Julie Andrews turns 75 in October and the BBC had hoped to celebrate the milestone with a lavish television tribute. The corporation planned to gather many former colleagues of the star of The Sound of Music, until it suddenly hit a stumbling block.

According to sources at the BBC, the show's producers were given the impression that Dame Julie would expect a substantial fee to take part. "It was a shock," I am told. "We all assumed, perhaps naively, that she would be honoured to take part for free."

The actress's Hollywood agent and manager, Steve Sauer, confirms that plans were made for the show. "We have heard rumblings of the desire to do a tribute," he tells Mandrake.

He is, though, keen to deny that formal negotiations took place about money. " There have been no direct conversations about it," he says, carefully. "As such, no fee was ever requested. Whoever 'told' you that a big fee was demanded is being untruthful."

Nevertheless, the show is now unlikely to go ahead. "The whole point was that she would take part," says my man at the BBC.

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Ugh--feeling SHOCKED, UPSET, SCANDALIZED, OUTRAGED, PERTURBED, ETC. I hope things are either reversed, or something else comes up in honour of Julie's birthday. She's too fierce NOT to commemorate *something* in her honour. UNACCEPTABLE.

ETA: ^ Lyrics have been ~fixed~
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John Stamos talks Glee, Britney and Halloween episodes.



See that look on John Stamos’ face? Surely a legend walked by on set…

John Stamos is starring in this Glee episode as the dentist who treats the cast and their rotten teeth, and here is the first shot from Britney’s episode.

The plot: Carl will also be administering anesthesia to hygienically challenged students Rachel, Artie, Brittany and Santana, inspiring a dreamy sequence that will take them into the world of Britney Spears. “Poor Brittany has cavities in every tooth,” says John, who will also appear in the Rocky Horror Picture Show — themed Halloween episode. “I can’t tell you what character I’m playing, but I will be singing,” he promises. Talk about doing the “Time Warp!” (-tvspoilers)

Expect more photos of cast members and Britney to be coming out shortly, probably one at time and probably saving Britney for last…

Let us pray.

http://www.poorbritney.com/blog/glee-promos-begin/

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES SAVES TORCHWOOD

Blah Blah Blah Torchwood Series 4

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It was recently announced to the world that Torchwood Season 4 would be making its way across the pond to the United States, thanks to a purchase by Starz Entertainment, a US Television channel. However with that exception, details have been rather sketchy of late. Would Captain Jack Harkness be making a return? How about Gwen? Well now fresh details have come to light regarding the acquisition and resurrection of the popular Doctor Who spin-off, Torchwood, courtesy of series star John Barrowman:

“Negotiations have been underway for some time,” John confides. “I was in discussions with the creator of Desperate Housewives, one of the top three television series in the whole world, and he invited me to play Patrick. It was such a good role playing the baddie and I really wanted to do it. But I also didn’t want to spoil the Torchwood deal, so I told him that if I played Patrick he’d have to find a way to kill me off and he went along with that. Desperate Housewives is so huge that it actually helped to seal the Torchwood deal, so everyone is happy.”

So Captain Jack will be back – I, for one, will be letting out a huge sigh of relief. Also Torchwood related are actual details of what shape the fourth series might take. Gone is the miniseries format of Torchwood: Children of Earth to be replaced by a TEN episode series and ONE over-arcing storyline – delicious! As if that wasn’t enough, Torchwood: The New World (yup, that’s the title) has a synopsis! Take a look below:

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LILY ALLEN LAUNCHED “LUCY IN DISGUISE” CLOTHING LINE

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So you might be wondering what happened to the British songstress, Lily Allen, after she sobered up and becomes pregnant with her first child. Well, she now has a clothing line with her sister, Sarah Owen, titled “Lucy In Disguise”. The duo launched a pop-up boutique in Selfridges’ Wonder Room in London.

If you’re feeling a little vintage touch in your wardrobe collection, Lily Allen’s clothing line is probably the right pick for you, as it features a set of vintage-inspired clothes. While the pop up boutique is up and running at Selfridges now, Lily and sis will officially launch Lucy In Disguise in 2011.

Be on the lookout for Lily Allen’s Lucy In Disguise clothing line, and for immediate updates on their news, go to lucyindisguiselondon.com.
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BONO AND ALI HEWSON FOR LOUIS VUITTON’S “CORE VALUES” CAMPAIGN

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What happens after you’re a world-famous music mega-star and own a clothing line? In most cases, you’ll be living the life of luxury, being a philanthropist and nothing much happens afterwards. But in Bono’s case, it’s a different story. The U2 front man is tapped by Louis Vuitton for its latest “Core Values” ad campaign which featured him and his wife, Ali Hewson.

And guess what, LV even let Bono and Ali wear their own label “Edun”, the ethical clothing brand they founded in 2005 to encourage trade with Africa. This is the first time LV features a brand other than its own for its campaign. Of course the design house has taken 49 percent stake of Edun last year, which resulted in the mash-up campaign. Ali Hewson even totes a handbag co-designed by Edun and Vuitton, plus a special charm which is the first made-in-Africa product for LV.

The campaign isn’t the only thing happening between Edun and Louis Vuitton, in an event during Paris Fashion Week, the two brands will unveil Africa Rising, a temporary exhibition of contemporary African art, and a showcase for the campaign, plus Edun’s spring collection.

The campaign was shot by famed photographer, Annie Leibovitz and portrays the signature travel-themed ads used by Vuitton. Moreover, Edun’s presence in the campaign would give the brand international exposure and awareness of its mission to eradicate poverty through sustainable enterprise in Africa.
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Kourtney Kardashian Says She's In Counseling


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Sometimes a relationship takes work. Kourtney Kardashian admitted to People Magazine that she is in counseling with Scott Disick and that the pair is very much still together.


When asked about all the rumors of a split, Kourtney laughed:


"It's ridiculous," Kardashian said Saturday in Las Vegas at a party for her swimwear line, Beach Bunny Swimwear. "All the [rumors] you just have to laugh at."


They are working hard at staying together:


"We've been working on our relationship and we're doing the best that we can," Kardashian, 31, said at the Hard Rock Hotel event. "We're in a really good place right now and taking it day by day and it's good."


This includes counseling:


"I think [counseling] is really important and we always love going and feel so much better after," she said. "I think everyone should go. People are like, 'It's so expensive and this or that,' but that's more important than buying clothes or a handbag or shoes. It's your life."


Wow! A Kardashian saying there's more to life than handbags and shoes? This IS a new day!

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Eva Longoria Parker Says Everyone Loves Victoria Beckham

God Knows Why

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Eva Longoria Parker has praised her "great friend" Victoria Beckham.

The Desperate Housewives actress told the Daily Star that Victoria and husband David would have no problem permanently settling in Los Angeles. It was reported yesterday that the couple have put their Hertfordshire mansion - known as 'Beckingham Palace' - up for sale as they plan to quit the UK.

"We all love girlie nights together at one another’s houses," the actress, who launched her perfume in London over the weekend, revealed. "She is a great friend."

She added: "She's very loyal and very very, funny. Everyone loves her."

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50 Cent and Girlfriend Ciara Got Secretly Married?


 
50 Cent has claimed that he’s getting married today (monday 6 september), with reports saying his bride to be is star Ciara... or that he just plans to marry himself instead.

 
In another typically crazed Twitter update the 21 Questions rapper wrote to followers early yesterday.
 
He said: “Good morning I was so high after the show last night. I got engaged. I love me so, sept 6 I'm getting married.”
 
A picture of a huge gold ring on Fiddy’s finger accompanied the message. It’s been rumoured for some time that 50 Cent is in a relationship with singer Ciara.

The marriage news emerged after 50 Cent flashed his wedding ring during an interview with Forbes about his plans on becoming a future billionaire. Furthermore, according to MediaTakeOut, Ciara was also spotted wearing the same wedding ring, fueling speculation that the two have walked down the aisle, quietly.

50 Cent has been long rumored to be dating Ciara, who was previously romancing rapper Bow Wow. Even until their wedding news have started to swirl and rock their life, they have not yet made an official statement about either their romance or the nuptials rumors.
 

In other 50 Cent news, he recently insisted he had never been tempted by his naked fans he regularly found in his hotel room because they reminded him of Amsterdam prostitutes. "I've been in hotel rooms, and girls were already there in the closet - naked. Hell, no! Are you kidding me? That's like Amsterdam," he told Vibe magazine. Moreover he added, "Amsterdam is fun for some people, but I don't want (no one) that costs $50. There's too many people that got $50!"


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With Kanye West also Tweeting furiously over the weekend, the hip hop world is certainly keeping the social networking site interesting!
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Amy Winehouse reportedly dumps Reg Traviss following their falling out over claims he's still with his ex-girlfriend Raven


Amy Winehouse has finally dumped her film director boyfriend after four months following constant claims he's still seeing his ex-girlfriend.
The 26-year-old 'Rehab' singer reportedly kicked Reg to the curb following pictures of him holding hands with his burlesque performing former flame, Raven.

Amy and Reg reportedly had a furious row over the photos of Reg with his ex after their secret night out together.

A source told The Sun: "She hasn't spoken to Reg since and she's told everyone that it's over. She's pretty cut up about it, she was serious about him. Amy is confused and vulnerable."

Raven kept telling tabloids that Reg was cheating on Amy with her, most recently alleging to The News Of The World: "I've spent pretty much every day with him. I'm surprised we haven't been spotted together before. When Amy and Reg were first pictured together, he called to warn me."

She added: "He said Amy had grabbed his hand as they left a restaurant, but they were just friends. He told me that he loved me, that he only wanted to be with me, have babies and get married." Reg failed to show up for Amy's brother's engagement party or a Libertines gig they had planned to go to together last week.

"I believed him. He told me he had stopped talking to Amy. I was still in love with him so I agreed to give our relationship another go."

However, after seeing pictures of the director with the singer last week, Raven ended their relationship for good.

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James Dean's Gay-Side Is Explored In New Film

 
 
It took three movies (Rebel Without a Cause, the East of Eden, Giant) and an interrupted life in full glory at the age of 24 years to make James Dean the ultimate mythical figure of American cinema. 

After the TV movie, James Dean  (Directed by Mark Rydell & starring James Franco), director and writer Matthew Mishory will also depict the fate of James Dean in his next film actor Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean.  James Preston (of the ABC series "The Gates") takes on the main role of this film.

The U.S. release which is not expected before 2011.

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Danielle Staub leaving 'Real Housewives'

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Bravo is cleaning house.

The network announced Monday that Danielle Staub, the firestarter on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," would not be returning to the show. Throughout the tumultuous second season, Staub enraged Caroline Manzo, her sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita and family friend Teresa Giudice, though Staub seemed to make amends at the end of Monday's reunion episode.

"The reunion was Danielle's last appearance on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," said Andy Cohen, Bravo's senior vice president of original programming and development who also hosts "The Real Housewives" reunion shows. "We thought the hugs were a great way to end two seasons of bitterness between the women."

It's the latest in a series of "Real Housewives" departures. Sarcastic chef Bethenny Frankel, who starred earlier this year in the spin-off "Bethenny Getting Married?" about her nuptials and pregnancy, told Us Weekly magazine last week that she did not want to return for the New York edition's fourth outing because last season was "scary and painful."
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Now That Rihanna is Out the Way, Let's Direct Our Attention to an Underrated Artist

LEAKED: JoJo 'Can't Take That Away From Me'



1. “Can’t Take That Away From Me”
2. “Running on Empty”
3. “Pretty Please”
4. “Why Didn’t You Call”
5. “Just a Dream”
6. “When Does It Go Away” featuring Travis Garland
7. “My Time Is Money”
8. “What You Like” featuring Jordan Gatsby
9. “In the Dark”
10. “Boy Without a Heart”
11. “All I Want Is Everything”

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Pink Floyd wipe albums from web

Long-playing records by Pink Floyd have vanished from the iTunes and Amazon stores, the result of a dispute with record label EMI.

The group's first albums, for which EMI owns a license, remain on sale for digital download - up to and including the most popular, Dark Side of the Moon. Subsequent releases have been pulled.



Pink Floyd's contract with EMI was last negotiated in 1999, and expired on June 30. In March, the band successfully fought a court case over the right to stop EMI selling individual tracks from the albums, or excerpts of tracks remastered as ringtones.

The band is currently shopping for a new contract, and its management is locked in a long-running dispute over royalties. At the end of the 1970s, Pink Floyd almost filed for bankruptcy - not as a result of record company skullduggery, but a poor investment decision. The band entrusted its royalties to a venture capital company Norton Warburg, which went insolvent, and was found to be misreporting clients, misappropriating client funds, and cooking the books.

By "being greedy and trying to protect it, we'd lost it all," rued co-founder Roger Waters a decade later.

The band's music continues to be available in superior lossless format on unlicensed music sites.

Modern day prog-rockers Radiohead also took the principled position that digital sales of their long-playing albums retain the "bundle", and are not sold as individual single-track downloads. They've since relented, and iTunes lists 200 individual Radiohead tracks. 

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tbh, I hate the fact that itunes sells individual songs. Maybe that works for today's music, but epic concept albums from the past deserve better treatment and need to be listened in its entirety. 

Fight in Stands @ US Open during Djokovic vs. Petzschner Match!

Watch the ENTIRE video. According to the fans who sat nearby, the young guy used a TON of Fx words and the lady complained. The young guy sat back down to get a sip from his drink when the grandpa physically attacked him. Not sure who started the verbal yelling first but the grandpa and the lady certainly attacked the young guy for sure. What do you think? The young guy got cuffed by the cops later. WTF!



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Reggie Bush to lose Heisman

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The Heisman Trophy Trust is expected to strip former USC running back Reggie Bush of his 2005 Heisman Trophy and leave the award vacant, Yahoo Sports reported.

Two sources close to the trust said the organization is completing its investigation and will agree with the NCAA's finding that Bush accepted improper benefits while at USC and was ineligible during the 2005 season, according to the report. The NCAA cited USC for "lack of institutional control" and handed the Trojans four years' probation, a two-year bowl ban and a reduction in athletic scholarships for the football program.

Bush would become the first player in the 75-year history of the Heisman Trophy to have the award taken away.

In July, USC president C.L. Max Nikias ordered the school's athletic department to return its copy of Bush's 2005 Heisman to the Heisman Trophy Trust.

Bush met with Heisman representatives last month at the New York law offices of Emmet, Marvin & Martin, the sources said, according to the report.

The sources declined to discuss the details of that meeting, according to the report.

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Poll #1615996 Reggie Bush

Should he keep the Heisman

Yes
140(35.8%)
No
170(43.5%)
Unsure
81(20.7%)

Would you hit it

Yes
117(29.5%)
No
114(28.8%)
It's been awhile, so yes
35(8.8%)
Not after Kim Kardashian
130(32.8%)
Damn, even OJ got to keep his. You still sexy Reggie.
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Oprah Christ to get a Kennedy Center Honor


The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the individuals who will receive the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors.

Recipients to be honored at the 33rd annual national celebration of the arts include singer and songwriter Merle Haggard; composer and lyricist Jerry Herman; dancer, choreographer and director Bill T. Jones; songwriter and musician Paul McCartney; and producer, television host and actress Oprah Winfrey.

The Kennedy Center Honors medallions will be presented Dec. 4 at a State Department dinner hosted by Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. The Kennedy Center Honors gala will take place Dec. 5 and will be broadcast nationwide on CBS on Dec. 28. (The President and Mrs. Obama will receive the Honorees and members of the Artists Committee who nominate them, along with the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees at the White House prior to the gala performance.)

In a statement Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein said, "The Kennedy Center celebrates five individuals who have spent their lives enriching, inspiring and elevating the cultural vibrancy of our nation and the world. The honesty of Merle Haggard’s music and poetic lyrics has helped to shape the world of country music for nearly five decades. Jerry Herman’s musicals rank him in the pantheon of Broadway’s Golden Age and will keep audiences humming along for generations to come. The inventive style and imaginative artistry of Bill T. Jones has had an invaluable impact on the varied landscapes of dance and theater. Sir Paul McCartney is one of the most influential and successful songwriters and musicians of all time, whose work has continuously altered both the creation and perception of music all over the world. For more than 25 years, Oprah Winfrey has established one of the most innovative careers in the entertainment world, with distinctive accomplishments in television and film."

One of the theatre's most celebrated composers, Jerry Herman has written the scores for such Broadway musicals as Milk and Honey; Hello, Dolly!; Mame; Dear World; Mack & Mabel; The Grand Tour and La Cage aux Folles. He also contributed songs to A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, and revues of his work include Jerry's Girls and An Evening with Jerry Herman. The songwriter won Tony Awards for his scores for Hello, Dolly! and La Cage aux Folles.

Bill T. Jones is the recipient of two Tony Awards: for his choreography of Fela! and his choreography of Spring Awakening.

Last year's honorees included writer, composer, actor, director and producer Mel Brooks; pianist and composer Dave Brubeck; opera singer Grace Bumbry; actor, director, and producer Robert De Niro; and singer and songwriter Bruce Springsteen.

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New Michael Buble single, "Hollywood"



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From Michael's official website:

The year 2010 continues to be Michael Bublé’s golden hour as Reprise Records confirmed the release today (September 7th) of “Hollywood”, the Canadian superstar’s highly anticipated new single which follows up his previous No. 1 single, “Haven’t Met You Yet”. “Hollywood” was co-written by Bublé and will have an accompanying video that will be released later this month with Bublé portraying a number of different celebrities. The label will also be releasing the deluxe “Crazy Love Hollywood Edition” on October 25th.
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What about this Nadine Coyle album then?



It feels as if it's taken longer to arrive than a package from Amazon Antarctica, but The Nadine Coyle album is finally on its way and, having fully abused the five-track sampler over the weekend, we're happy to confirm that, yes indeed, it's time to get excited.

As those of you who've heard the clip on the Nadtastic one's website will know, the lead single and title track - 'Insatiable', details fans - is a bombastic synthy pop morsel with more swagger than the hardest lad in the upper sixth. However, to our ears it's trumped by 'Red Light', an Annie Lennox-goes-electro-glam stomper on which Nadine seems to be obsessing over a band's star axesmith - appropriately enough, the track concludes with a widdly-widdly 40-second guitar solo that Slash himself wouldn't raise his eyebrows at. (Not that you'd be able to see behind the shades, of course.)

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We've only heard the fifty eight second clip of Insatiable but I already love everything her solo project chooses to be—especially the business half once you exclude her tragic Big Apple Bruce management.
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Little J wants us to think she's ~Psycho and ~Hard. B*tch please.



 
 


Taylor Momsen loves setting things on fire, according to her bandmates.

The Pretty Reckless singer is said to have surprised the group by her love of fire, claiming that she often takes her obsession too far.

"Taylor loves setting things on fire, so this is great.
Taylor thinks we're some rock 'n' roll badasses," guitarist Ben Phillips told Heat.

"In the studio, there was this pit where the owner would burn stuff. We'd burn old keyboards, computers, stuff them full of TNT and set them on fire. Taylor loves fire.

"I shouldn't say this. One morning, Taylor got into the studio really early - she'd just had her dog neutered and brought in the bits. Which she then burned. We were grossed out."

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Even her bandmates can't stand her.
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Lady Gaga's Raunchy Beyonce Gift

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Lady Gaga reportedly gave Beyonce Knowles a custom-made diamond whip and matching bra and knickers set for her 29th birthday.

The eccentric singer reportedly splashed out thousands of dollars on the raunchy gift, which she presented to her while singing 'Happy Birthday'.

A source said: "Gaga wanted to give her something special. The whip was made out of hundreds of diamonds and leather.

"When Beyonce received it she squealed with excitement."


The 'Poker Face' star handed over the saucy gifts backstage at Beyonce's husband Jay-Z's concert in Detroit last week, with the '99 Problems' hitmaker also making an effort to mark his spouse's birthday.

The source added to The Sun newspaper: "The dressing room was decorated with balloons and banners and a lot of champagne had been put on too."

Lady Gaga's eccentric present was likely to be inspired from her prison-themed music video for single 'Telephone' - which starred Beyonce.

The duo dressed in sexy leather and studded outfits for the shoot, with Gaga wearing metal chains and Beyonce sporting a tight black jumpsuit and chauffeur's hat.

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Taylor Swift accuses Kanye West of using her name to promote his album

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Taylor Swift reportedly is not happy when learning that Kanye West keeps bringing up the MTV Video Music Awards incident which saw her standing in embarrassment while he rudely threw drunken rants on stage. She allegedly accused the rapper of using her name to promote his new music.

"Taylor is furious that Kanye keeps discussing the VMAs incident," a source said. "She's fed up of hearing about it and is disgusted that he has the cheek to use her name to promote his new album! Taylor has moved on from the incident and is hoping Kanye will - eventually - do the same."

Kanye West previously admitted to public that he was wrong for attacking Taylor Swift in front of live audience. "With new found humility ... who am I to run on stage? I would never ever again in a million years do that. Sorry to let you down," he wrote on Twitter.

Blaming the media for "getting between" him and Taylor, he insists he's actually not a bad person. He explained, "That moment I was only trying to do good but people don't always need my help. Beyonce [Knowles] didn't need that. MTV didn't need that and Taylor and her family friends and fans definitely didn't want or need that."

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Anna Friel on the set of Neverland in Genoa, Italy



Syfy Journeys To Neverland With Peter Pan Prequel

Syfy is reteaming with Alice writer/director Nick Willing for Neverland, an original prequel to the J.M. Barrie classic Peter Pan.

The four-hour movie stars Rhys Ifans (Pirate Radio, Notting Hill) as James Hook, Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies) as Captain Elizabeth Bonny, Bob Hoskins as Smee (the role he played in Hook), Raoul Trujillo (Tin Man, True Blood) as the Kaw tribe holy man, and Charlie Rowe (Pirate Radio, The Golden Compass) as Peter Pan. Production begins next week in Genoa, Italy, and Dublin, Ireland. It’s set to air in 2011.

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Nicki Minaj talks fake marriage to Drake

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Nicki Minaj is speaking out on her fake marriage to fellow Young Money rapper Drake.

As previously reported, Drizzy caused a stir in August when he announced on Twitter that he'd wed the Harajuku Barbie saying, “Please refer to @nickiminaj as Mrs. Aubrey Drake Graham and dont stare at her too long. She's finally mine.”

Nicki and Drake quickly took back the claims however and told fans that they made the decision to have their union annulled.

Now speaking on their “marriage”, Nick told Hot 107.9's DJ Drama that they decided to do it as payback for the fake stories that are published on them on a daily.

“Yes, we were just being crazy and I think we were a little bit bored…we were just being mischievous. I said every day I see things written about me that aren't' true and I kind of wanted to give the blogs a little bit of payback.”

She also told Drama that she although her marriage to Drizzy is over she still “doesn't date boys.”

“You know I'm always single and I don‘t date boys…I don't like boys…I think boys are yucky and that's it…”

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Desperate Housewives NOT Doing Another Disaster

But there WILL be another death!

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After surviving a club fire, a tornado and a block party plane crash, Desperate Housewives will next be rocked by an earthquake that'll unleash prehistoric creatures on Wisteria Lane! Just joshin'. Seems series creator Marc Cherry realizes he's run out sweeps stunts and is getting back to basics.

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Katy Perry: “I’m A Little Weirdo"

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Katy Perry has told MTV News that she prides herself on being a “little weirdo” and admitted Russell Brand makes her feel like a teenager again.

The star- who will marry Brand later this year- is currently at number one in the album charts with her second disc Teenage Dream.

“I’m not that normal and never really have been and I pride myself on being a little weirdo,” Perry revealed.

“With this album I wanted to show people what it was to be human and be in love and have somebody walk into your life and make you feel over emotional- like when you were a teenager.”

And it seems Russell was a big influence on the album. Gorgeous Katy told us: “It’s personal- Teenage Dream was a record I made in like 6 months time so its really where I am at this particular moment emotionally, mentally, romantically, spiritually the whole bit!"

She added: “If you want to get to know me as an artist or interested in who I am or my music then definitely dive in, and dive in deep to it as well.”

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Keira Knightley ready to be a Yankee



Blimey.

A month ago, the tabloids all but had Keira Knightley packed up and moved to France. Now it's the tax man's turn, but he has a destination slightly closer to our hearts—literally—for the quintessential Brit: the United States.

According to the Telegraph, the 25-year-old filed new tax documents for her company, Ponder Rights, changing her principal country of residence from England to the U.S.

The filing has already sparked speculation that it's not the bright lights and elevated profile a Los Angeles or New York lifestyle gives—particularly not when you're as private and paparazzi-averse an actress as Knightley—but rather the tax relief such a change in location can afford.

In other words, Uncle Sam's got nothing on Uncle Nigel.

Her rep has yet to comment on the move, but as Keira will soon begin a promotional blitz for Never Let Me Go, it's only a matter of time before she gets asked about it…over and over and over again.

But hey, what with Katy Perry announcing that her first post-marital order of business will be to apply for dual citizenship, maybe it's a fair trade?

Still, whatever Knightley's reason for changing locales, fans at least can rejoice that there will no doubt be a surge of paparazzi shots of the U.S.-bound actress. That new haircut of hers couldn't hide forever, anyway.

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US VS. UK - any of you guys experienced living in both places? which is better?
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Dina Manzo: Danielle Crossed the Line Between Real Life and Entertainment

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Former cast member Dina Manzo, was not one of the millions of fans glued to their televisions last Monday for the explosive first half of the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion special.

“I watched half,” Manzo told PEOPLE at a party for My Big Gay Italian Wedding, the Off-Broadway play she is producing to benefit the Marriage Equality of New York organization. “I got annoyed and turned it off.”

“I was invited to be there and I chose not to be there,” said Manzo, who left the show mid-season.

In recent months, Dina has accused her former castmate (and adversary) Danielle Staub, of trying to manipulate her ex-husband, the father of her daughter, Lexi, and interfere with the co-parents’ relationship.

When Danielle mentioned Dina during the reunion special, Dina’s protective older sister, Caroline Manzo, shot back, “Do not speak of my sister!”

“I just wish my name didn’t come up and, of course, that my daughter didn’t come up,” said Dina, who says she doesn’t regret leaving the show. “It’s all bull—t and there’s a line between life and entertainment, and I think the line was crossed.”

These days her time is focused on family and the foundation she founded for children with cancer, Project Ladybug. “I’m really enjoying what I’m doing now,” Manzo said, “food shopping, cleaning and taking my daughter to tennis.”

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Andrew Garfunkel on Spider-Man Casting: "My 7 year old self started screaming"

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*that was my face when i found out this doopy faced motherfucker was cast as spider-man*

New Spider-Man Andrew Garfield says suiting up as the web-slinger is a role he’s been ready to play for over two decades.

“I have been waiting for this phone call for 24 years, for someone to call me up and say, ‘Hey, we want you to pretend to be a character that you’ve always wanted to be all your life, and we’re going to do it with cool cameras and cool effects and you’re going to feel like you’re swinging through New York City. Do you want to do that?’” he told The Hollywood Reporter over the weekend. “‘Let me just consult with my seven-year old self and see what he thinks?…’ So my seven-year-old self started screaming in my soul and saying, ‘This is what we’ve been waiting for.’”

The 27-year-old actor, who will take over the reigns as Peter Parker in the Marc Webb-directed franchise reboot, explained that he’s thrilled to step into the role previously played by Toby Maguire.

“Like every young boy who feels stronger on the inside than they look on the outside, any skinny boy basically who wishes their muscles matched their sense of injustice, God, it’s just the stuff that dreams are made of, for sure,” he told THR. " It’s a true f***ing honor to be part of this symbol that I actually think is a very important symbol and it’s meant a great deal to me, and it continues to mean something to people.”

However, Andrew revealed that the 2012 movie won’t be the first time he’s sported the Marvel super hero’s suit.

“I feel like I’ve been preparing for it for a while. Ever since Halloween when I was four years old and I wore my first Spider-Man costume,” he added.

Before all of this web-slinging action though, audiences will see Andrew in action in “The Social Network,” which hits theaters on October 1.

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Kat Von D Kisses Jesse James Goodbye ...

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It's back to the real world for Jesse James and Kat Von D.

After spending Labor Day weekend joined at the hip, the couple shared a goodbye kiss when Von D dropped James at LAX Monday.

With their love apparently in full bloom, the pair packed the weekend with music, food and PDA.

On Friday, James and Von D ate lunch a deux and were later spotted filling up at a local gas station. The next day, the lovebirds soaked up the sun in Orange County, Calif., and were seen kissing and holding hands after hitting two music events – the Sutra5 and the Pacific Festival.

Saturday was casual, with lunch at Pinches Tacos before they headed back to the O.C.

James was presumably at the airport to fly back to Austin. He and his children moved to Texas so the kids could maintain the close relationship they've developed with their stepmother, Sandra Bullock) "and manage Austin Speed Shop, his custom car outfit." Since his move, James has also squired Von D around his new Texas turf.

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'Bad Girl' Natalie Nunn On Hot New Hook-Up With 49ers Vernon Davis

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Smoking hot 'Bad Girl' Natalie Nunn is dating NFL star Vernon Davis, and RadarOnline.com has obtained all the exclusive details of their whirlwind romance.

"He is an amazing guy and we love to spend time together, but right now I want to let him focus on his football and not get sidetracked," Natalie told RadarOnline.com, in an exclusive interview. (We're sure 49ers head coach Mike Singletary, legendary for his no-nonsense approach, appreciates that!)

The reality star first became friends with the football player who lives in her hometown of San Francisco about two years ago.

Their friendship turned passionate over the summer in Miami, Florida, and they've been seeing each other ever since.

"Natalie was at his first game this weekend," revealed one spy. "Even though she's shooting in LA this week, she is heading to San Francisco to watch her man play."

The 49ers tight is known for dating reality stars and even had a stint on Pretty Wild.

But that doesn't seem to bother Natalie.

"She doesn't care about who's he's dated in the past -- they are young and having fun and just enjoying their time together," said our source.

Natalie has been taping a new show for the Oxygen network and it looks like Vernon Davis will be Natalie's new love interest -- both on screen and off!

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You Were Probably Conceived to His Music



El DeBarge is ready for the spotlight again as he prepares his comeback release
and first album in 16 years, fittingly entitled Second Chance. In the October issue of Ebony, he talks about redemption and what it was like growing up with a father who, “had some issues.” He also speaks freely about drugs, jail, the man he once was and the man he’s now become.

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Willow Smith's new single - "Whip My Hair"

Jada Pinkett’s daughter 9 year old daughter Willow Smith is pursuing a music career and brings it on a new track titled “Whip My Hair”. According to my buddy Lowkey, (who always stays up on the new sh*t): Willow is now taking her talents to the studio and it’s not half bad. Word around town is President Carter has given her a cosign and is allegedly bringing her aboard the Roc Nation ship. Reminds me of Rihanna and Ester Dean rolled in one. I think your readers will approve.



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Grey’s Anatomy – ‘With You I’m Born Again’ teaser



Season seven of Grey’s Anatomy has lot’s in store for the fans. Mandy Moore and Diane Farr will make appearances. Two characters will tie the knot. If that doesn’t get you ready for an intriguing new season, then maybe this will. Its a brand spankin’ new teaser from ABC. It reminds us all of the tension and tragedy that befell at the end of season six.
Grey’s returns to television screens September 23rd on ABC. Creator Shonda Rhimes, the queen of the medical drama, is also behind Private Practice and Off the Map (starring Twilight actress Rachel Lefevre) slated to begin sometime in 2011.

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The Girl With The Pinhead Parents (An Anti-Racism Lesson feat. Nelly Furtado)



STARRING
Nelly Furtado - Pinhead Girl (Pina)
Chris Bosh - Hockey-stick Hands Boy (Wayne)
Jully Black - Pinhead Mom
Jacob Hoggard - Pinhead Dad
LIGHTS - Flourescent Glow Teacher (Miss Becqueral)
Skye Sweetnam - Hockey-stick Hands Mom
Jian Ghomeshi - PIN-FM deejay

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One of the Highest Grossing Black Films Ever May Have a Sequel



Our four friends from “Waiting to Exhale” are back! Almost two decades ago, best-selling author Terry McMillan introduced the world to Savannah, Bernadine, Robin and Gloria, four black women in Arizona who were trying to figure out their careers, family and waiting for the moment when they could breathe easily about their romantic lives. McMillan’s new book “Getting To Happy” picks up 15 years after our last encounter with the four friends in our head and it’s a doozy– lots of drama to giggle and fuss about over Sunday brunch.

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Real Housewife Danielle Staub reveals never-before-heard dirt about her cast mates



On the heels of a doozy of a reunion special, Danielle Staub talks to Out magazine about everything from why Teresa attacked her on the reunion, to why Dina left the show, to why she feels slighted by Andy Cohen, to her relationship with Lori Michaels. I trimmed for the tl;dr crowd but the whole thing is worth a read -- especially for fans of the show:

What do you make of Andy Cohen on the reunion and Watch What Happens Live? He’s positioned as the moderator, but it doesn’t really seem like he’s on your side.
Yeah, I do feel slighted by Andy -- I’ll be honest with you -- and he's someone that knows how strong my ties are to the gay community. Not only that, how he’s the executive vice president of Bravo. I would think he would want to treat us all at least equally. I, in no way, shape, or form, feel like I was treated as an equal. I’m not asking for favoritism, but I would have expected more from him. I truly would have. And I know he’s my boss and all that, but… I’m just going to speak the truth like I always do. I’m very disappointed, and I think he’s getting lashed out at by many, many fans -- gay and straight. From what I’m hearing and what I’m reading, people are very unhappy that he did not, like, throw Teresa out for her behavior. I mean, she physically picked him up and threw him. And then he sat her down like a five-year-old and said, “Don’t get off the couch again, OK, little girl?” Instead of just like, “Get the f out of here. You can’t touch me like that.”

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LOL TTYN: 'Housewives' Insider: Danielle Staub Was Fired



Bravo confirmed Monday that 'Real Housewives of New Jersey's' most controversial cast member, Danielle Staub, will not be returning to the show. However, despite rumors that Danielle quit to focus on her own show, sources tell me she was actually fired.

"Cast members Caroline [Manzo] and Jacqueline [Laurita] made it clear that if Danielle stayed they would leave," a 'Housewives' insider tells me. "Bravo had already lost Dina [Manzo] because of Danielle and couldn't risk losing another two cast members from the top 'Housewife' show in the whole franchise."

Bravo executives have said many times that they believe what makes the Jersey show so special is the family dynamic, which gives family members Caroline and Jacqueline far more power than any of the other cast members.

"Bethenny [Frankel] left the New York cast and the ratings stayed the same," a TV executive confirms. "Several cast members have left other 'Housewives' shows and no one cared. The only 'Housewives' that Bravo needs to hang onto are the Manzo family. They are TV gold and Bravo knows it."

Any reports that Staub is getting lots of offers for her own show can be ignored. Her contract with Bravo makes it very clear that she cannot appear on her own show with any other network until two years after her deal with Bravo expires.

"The only network that you will legally be able to see Danielle on for a few years is Bravo," insiders tell me. "Bravo owns these ladies. Look at Orange County housewife Jeanna Keough; she is returning to TV on 'Thintervention' with Jackie Warner, which happens to be a Bravo show."

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RHONY's Alex McCord needs a "mental shower" after RHONJ reunion

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I didn’t write about Part 1 of the reunion, partly because of the shock. It’s no secret that I know all of the ladies to varying degrees, and am not objective. I like Teresa personally, though I cannot fathom how she and Joe got into the situation they currently face. I also could not believe her behavior during the first part of the reunion. I am not a fan of Danielle’s; however, no one deserves to be screamed at in the way Teresa screamed at Danielle. No one. I don’t particularly like Danielle, but I don’t blame her one bit for walking away.

Jacqueline brought up “married men” out of absolutely nowhere. Did she feel suddenly that she wasn’t slinging enough mud and needed to jump in? Maybe it was editing, but I often feel that when Danielle is concerned, accusations just come out of nowhere.

Can anyone on this show just apologize without qualifiers? It seems like that’s impossible. Danielle apologized for replying to the tweet where someone wished Ashley would kill herself, and I was happy that was brought up on the show because I remember seeing that online and thinking that there’s no way that Danielle could have responded without seeing the whole tweet. I appreciate her apology but do not believe that she didn’t read it. I think Danielle probably responded in the moment, then felt badly about it afterward. Would have been nice if she had said that.
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BREAKING NEWS: James Cameron Has Too Much Money



James Cameron Wants to Shoot 3D Film About Brazilian Tribes

Dropping the allegorical pretense of Avatar for a film that more directly tackles those same issues of social injustice, director James Cameron will be returning to Brazil this year to make a 3D documentary about indigenous people of the Amazon who oppose the construction of a large dam that will put their land at risk of flooding.

Yahoo! News has the news, including an excerpt of an interview Cameron did for the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper, where he stated:

I want to return to meet some of the leaders of the Xikrin-Kayapo tribe who invited me. I want to take a 3D camera to film how they live, their culture.


We will be provided a glimpse at this in the special features for the forthcoming Avatar Special Edition DVD, which has a brief piece about the very topic that this movie will seek to examine in full.

It’s admirable that Cameron is so persistent in fighting for this cause, and I suspect his message will be better conveyed through a documentary than a big-budget action spectacle like Avatar, where he will hopefully refrain from reducing it to something so simplistic and heavy-handed.

That said, would audiences really be willing to shell out extra cash to see this topic explored in 3D? There have been other documentaries where the extra dimension seems perfectly suited to the medium, such as Hubble 3D, Werner Herzog’s upcoming Cave of Forgotten Dreams, and Cameron’s own Ghosts of the Abyss, but Cameron may be jumping the gun here. He’s trying to fulfill a prophecy—his own, mind you—where every film is released in 3D, but right now, there aren’t too many moviegoers who are convinced of its genre-defying practicality.


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Clusterfuck of a movie gets even clusterfuckier


Liam Neeson has joined the cast of Battleship, the Universal Pictures action adventure which just began filming today under director Peter Berg. Neeson plays Admiral Shane, the Naval officer whose daughter (played by Brooklyn Decker) is engaged to a young naval officer played by Taylor Kitsch. The pics shoots in Hawaii. Alexander Skarsgaard plays Kitsch's older brother, and Rihanna plays Kitsch's crew mate and a weapons specialist. Pic's produced by Scott Stuber, Berg and Sarah Aubrey, Hasbro's Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir, and Duncan Henderson.

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My adoptive mom to kick off SNL season



Amy Poehler to host season premiere of "Saturday Night Live".

EW.com has learned that Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) will host Saturday Night Live when the late-night comedy show returns to NBC on Sept. 25. (Katy Perry will be the musical guest.) Poehler, who was a member of the SNL troupe from 2001-2008, earned her fourth Emmy nomination this summer for playing Leslie Knope on Parks. The single-camera comedy from Greg Daniels and Michael Schur will begin its third year on NBC later this season (see the Peacock’s fall premiere schedule here).

SNL, which is about to begin its 36th year on NBC, will also add four featured players to the mix this season to help fill the void left by Will Forte. EW has confirmed they are actor/comedian Taran Killam, who’s appeared on Mad TV and How I Met Your Mother, Chicago-based comedians Paul Brittain and Vanessa Bayer, and newcomer Jay Pharoah, who has performed on BET’s “One Mic Stand.”

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The only reason to watch it tbh.

Amy haters will get cut by Arby's knife

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Never before published portrait of Madonna

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As previously reported on Madonnatribe.com the definitive book about the life of the late photographer Herb Ritts is going to be released this coming September. Madonnatribe has also exclusively learned what is the exact "Madonna content" in the book. The Queen of Pop appears in four pictures.

As previously reported here the the piece of resistance is the never before published portrait of Madonna circa 1984. This stunning previously unreleased photo is the only Madonna photo of the four in this book in full colour.

The Queen of pop wears on her head, as sort of scarf, a pair of male boxers with a floral design along with a colourful cross as an earring that look made of Murrine, the coloured glass patterns made by Italian glass makers in Venice. She also wears a another circle earring next to the cross, as the ones usually seen in her first videos such as Borderline.


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Malfoy-mad fan scares 'Harry Potter' star

'Harry Potter' star Tom Felton admits he finds it a little scary when fans of the wizard franchise get a little bit carried away.

The actor, who plays Draco Malfoy in the movies, recalled one of the more alarming requests he's had from a fan.

An American man who had changed his name to Lucius Malfoy, the name of Felton's on-screen father's character, actually wanted to adopt him, hoping the star would become a real life Malfoy. He apparently hoped Felton would go and live with him in his house, which is based on the Malfoy mansion in the movie.

The 22-year-old told Attitude magazine, "I've had requests for adoption. In America, a man changed his name legally to Lucius Malfoy, showed me the documentation and then sent me documents to disown my parents and move to be with him in the States in his house, which he had named Malfoy Manor. I kindly rejected that. That was quite scary".



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Cole 'in no rush' to reunite with GA



Cheryl Cole 'in no rush' to reunite with Girls Aloud

Cheryl Cole is reportedly in no hurry to get back with her Girls Aloud bandmates now that her solo career is taking off, despite Sarah Harding's attempt to bring the group back together.

Chezza, who is busy working on new solo material and on The X Factor, apparently reckons it could take up to a year for the girls to get back in the studio together.

A source told heat: "Cheryl is tied up with her solo success. She's in no rush to get back with Girls Aloud."

"She realistically doesn't think they'll get back together for at least another year, and perhaps even longer."


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Billy Ray and Trace to Investigate the Paranormal


Syfy is getting into the Billy Ray Cyrus business, moving into development on "UFO: Unbelievably Freakin' Obvious," a new reality skein in which conspiracy theories involving unexplained activity and paranormal phenomena are investigated.

Cyrus and son Trace will travel cross-country and offer a skeptical solution to many of the theories. Pilot, to be produced by Peacock Prods., will be shot in a few weeks.

"The existence of paranormal phenomena is something I've always wanted to explore further," Cyrus said. "Getting the opportunity to take this adventure with my son, who has always had a keen interest in this area, is a dream come true. I hope this series can shine a light on some of the activities we have questioned, and the mysteries that have long inspired us."

Said Mark Stern, exec VP of original programming for Syfy: "Allegations of cover-up and conspiracy around unexplained phenomena has inspired heated debate for decades, and it will be interesting to see what truth Billy Ray and Trace may discover."

Cyrus, a country music star who's 1992 song "Achy Breaky Heart" made him a worldwide phenomenon, appeared as a contestant on "Dancing With the Stars" and hosted reality series "Nashville Star." He also co-starred on Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana" alongside his daughter, Miley Cyrus.

NBC Universal cabler recently ordered four-hour miniseries "Neverland," a prequel to "Peter Pan" from Brit writer-director Nick Willing.


Lets start with why your son has an odd resemblance to a horse.
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Famous Rappers and Their 20th Century Literary Counterparts

Tuesday Sep 7, 2010 by Margaret Eby

If you’ve read a magazine in the past few years, you’ve probably encountered the fiction writer’s lament: America, they say, no longer has room for literature. Google is apparently rotting our brains. Flashing screens everywhere feed us a constant glut of infomercials, video games, Snooki’s hair poof — what literary figure can compete with that? But the decline of the printed word has seen the concurrent rise of a different kind of wordsmith: the rapper. The work of hip-hop artists might be collected on mixtapes instead of in weighty tomes, but in both games, lyrical dexterity and a nimble wit are key. To put this all in perspective, we’ve determined the 20th century literary doppelgangers of 10 top rappers.


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Big Boi = William Faulkner


Now, Wild Bill Faulkner never had a partner quite as prolific or snappily dressed as Andre 3000, but both are regional figures that transcended their subject matter — in both cases, the South — to earn national recognition. Both paved the way for other Southerners in their respective fields, ushering in the ages of Southern literature and Southern rap. They’re both darkly eloquent and utilize the same fictionalized cast of characters repeatedly: for Faulkner, the Snopeses and the Compsons, for Big Boi General Patto and Sir Luscious Left-foot. Plus, Big Boi’s lyrical prowess often falls into the same modernist, stream-of-consciousness voice that made Faulkner famous. Just sayin’.


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Big Brother 12's Ragan Fox: the Heterophobic vile gay man



There he was! Big Brother 12's Ragan Fox who had just been evicted from the Big Brother house. He was getting his post-game interview with Big Brother 12's host Julie Chen. Julie asked Ragan why does he think the boys never included him in their alliance? Ragan leans back and starts to speak. "Julie . . " He suddenly giggles like a nervous middle schooler and then rambles on about the fact that he doesn't talk sports a lot.

Now let's rewind this little scene and replace Ragan with Lane and ask somewhat the same question. "Lane, why don't you think you were included in any of Ragan's plans?" We assume that Lane, the country boy, would slap his knee and say: "Come on Julie! Do I look like the kind of guy that would have the same interests as Ragan?"

It is an exact same parallel, but in the second scene Lane probably would have immediately been labeled a homophobic based on his response. Thus, why can't the same logic be applied to Ragan with the term heterophobic?

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Is heterophobia becoming an overlooked phenomenon, ONTD? I've been noticing it happening a LOT more lately, it's annoying. Firefox spell check doesn't even recognize heterophobia as a real word!

Betty White is Catwoman! (Not Really)



Betty White is the latest star to get the comic book treatment.

The 88-year-old actress, who has experienced a career comeback on the heels of a Snickers Super Bowl commercial and much-lauded Saturday Night Live hosting job, will be drawn as a cartoon for "Female Force: Betty White," to be produced by Bluewater Productions. The 32-page book will hit stores in November and will retail for $3.99.

"Betty White has had such an amazing entertainment career…It’s one that has now spanned more than 70 years," Bluewater president and founder Darren G. Davis said in a statement of White, who first gained fame on the Mary Tyler Moore show and Golden Girls, and is currently starring on TV Land's Hot in Cleveland. "The biggest challenge that the creative team behind this book faced was figuring out how to include as much of this career as possible in one comic."

Added the book's writer, Patrick McCray, "Working on the Betty book was an honor and a blast. While covering a new entertainer is always fun, there is something special about profiling an icon. Not only did it allow me to savor nostalgia, it also let me catch up on areas of pop culture that had passed me by."

Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and Sarah Palin are among the other famous figures who have been included in Bluewater's "Female Force" comic book series.



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John Lennon's Killer Denied Parole -- Yoko 'Pleased'

 

The man who shot and killed John Lennon in 1980 will remain behind bars for at least another couple of years ... after officials determined Mark David Chapman is still not fit for parole.

Earlier today, the New York State Division of Parole informed 55-year-old Chapman that they had concerns "about the disregard [he] displayed for the norms of our society and the sanctity of human life."

It was nearly 30 years ago that Chapman gunned down the "Beatles" icon outside Lennon's NYC apartment.

A rep for Yoko Ono tells us she's "very pleased with the result" of today's hearing.

Chapman won't have another shot at freedom until August 2012 -- when he will become eligible for another parole review.

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Taylor Momsen IS BRINGING BACK ROCK

Rock anthems vanishing from chart

The number of rock hits appearing in the UK singles chart has shrunk this year, according to figures from the Official Charts Company.
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Sales of rock singles have dropped by almost 18% in the first eight months of 2010, compared with last year.

Urban single sales are up 33%, with pop rising 30% in the same period.

Music Week magazine said just five of the 100 best-selling singles of the year so far were classed as rock, led by Journey's Don't Stop Believin'.

That song was first released in 1981 and has recently enjoyed renewed popularity after being covered on the TV show Glee.

"It's very difficult to get a bona fide rock hit these days, even by some of the biggest bands”

The only other hits in the top 100 list to be classed as rock by the OCC were two tracks by singer-songwriter Florence and the Machine, one by folk band Mumford And Sons and one by dance act Pendulum.

Absolute Radio head of music James Curran told Music Week magazine the singles chart had "become unrecognisable from even two years ago".

He said: "What's quite frightening is how quickly it has changed. It's very difficult to get a bona fide rock hit these days, even by some of the biggest bands."

In 2008, acts including Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Nickelback, the Kooks, Oasis, The Verve, Biffy Clyro, Razorlight and Kaiser Chiefs all scored top five singles.

This year, Muse, Biffy Clyro and The Pretty Reckless, the group led by Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen, have all appeared in the top 20.
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Now he'll know just as much about the supernatural as he does about interior design IN HEAVEN.

Bessemer native Glenn Shadix, a Hollywood character actor best known for his role as Otho, the interior decorator, in Tim Burton's "Beetlejuice," died this morning following a fall at his Birmingham condo, a family member said today.

Mr. Shadix, who appeared in more than 70 films and TV shows, was 58.

"He was having mobility problems, and he was in a wheelchair," Susan Gagne, Shadix's sister, said. "It looks like he fell and hit his head in the kitchen, and that's the cause of death."

Besides his breakthrough role as the outlandish Otho in "Beetlejuice" in 1988, Mr. Shadix appeared in two more movies for the writer-director Burton, doing the voice of the mayor in "The Nightmare Before Christmas" in 1993 and playing the orangutan Senator Nado in Burton's 2001 remake of the sci-fi classic "Planet of the Apes."

After retiring from Hollywood, Mr. Shadix moved back to Birmingham about four years ago to be close to his family, his sister said. He had been living in a condo on Highland Avenue.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Tuesday afternoon.

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Barbs is Back on The View, Mario Cantone Inspires Gay-Shame




Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, you guys! Barbra Walters has returned to the view after having her blood replaced with formaldehyde or whatever! For some reason the producers of The View decided to tell her that she should go ahead and die through the miracle of song and dance. They recruited Mario Cantone (of campy stereotype fame) to do the singing! What followed is two minutes and twenty six seconds of glittery goodness (but really badness).

Be sure to check out Mario's Louis Armstrong impression. He sounds like a cartoon bullfrog!

 
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Trailer for TLC's "Sister Wives"



TLC brings viewers inside the rarely seen world of plural families with the premiere of SISTER WIVES, an engrossing seven-part series following Kody Brown, his three -- soon to be four -- wives and their combined 13 children. From their unconventional family structure and living arrangements to financial challenges, each half hour episode exposes the inner workings of a polygamist household, revealing the unexpectedly tight-knit and loving relationships between Kody's wives. Series Premiere on SUN, SEPT 26 at 10/9c on TLC.

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Former 'Love Of Ray-J' Contestant Caviar Breaks Man's Penis During Porn Video Shoot



LOS ANGELES — Urban X Award-winning performer Prince Yahshua is on schedule to make a full recovery from a freak "broken penis" accident he suffered during a sex scene on Aug. 23.
Earlier this week Yahshua had his catheter removed and his doctor told him "the surgery was a 110 percent success."

"Everything aligned itself back up right. It will be a two-month recovery," he told XBIZ. "So I'm very, very happy right now. Because definitely as soon as I got to the hospital that day they were like, 'Whoa, let us let you know now that you may never do porn again if we don’t fix this right.'"Collapse )Collapse )
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Resident Evil: Afterlife Tokyo Premiere & Axeman Clip



There is some Wentworth there for those of you who are always saying there's not enough. Ha.

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I can't wait to see this on Saturday for my birthday. It'll be the first movie I've ever seen in 3D.....Even if I am only going for Milla, haha.
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Killer whale dies at San Diego SeaWorld



Killer whale dies at San Diego SeaWorld

A 12-year-old male killer whale, who showed signs of being ill only the day before, died Tuesday afternoon at SeaWorld in San Diego, California, the park announced.

The cause of death for Sumar won't be known until a necropsy is complete, SeaWorld said. Results may not be known for several weeks.

"It's a very sad day," spokesman Dave Koontz told CNN. "He was a great young killer whale. He was sharp."

Sumar, who weighed about 5,000 pounds, had been at SeaWorld San Diego since 2001, coming from an Ohio park. He was one of seven killer whales at SeaWorld and was able to exhibit about 100 "behaviors," Koontz said.

The killer whale had no medical history or problems with behavior, the spokesman said, adding that there was no evidence of communicable disease. "He had a great disposition."

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Flawless and classy Selenita on the cover of Latina


One of the hottest young stars on the planet, Selena Gomez graces the cover of the October 2010 issue of Latina.
In the installment, which hits newsstands on September 14th, the "Wizards of Waverly Place" darling talks about everything from her career moves to her desire to learn Spanish.

On being cautious about her career,
Gomez tells, I’m not just going to slap my name on something… I want to be really passionate about everything I do, so it’s all about timing.
And while she's already releasing her second album this month and has a clothing line, Selena insists she's in no rush to grow up. "I'm 18, but I feel like I’m still 15. I feel very young at heart, and I still want to jump up and down on my bed singing and rocking out.”

As for her take on relationships, the Disney darling dishes, “You never really know when you’re in love at this age. I don’t know what love is. I would like someone who is not cool and who is really fun to be around and loves family and has good morals.”

Last but not least, Selena expressed her desire to learn to speak Spanish, saying, “I really need to learn my language. I practice, but I can understand it better than I can speak it.”

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oh hell yeah a much needed Twilight Post!

Breaking Dawn Vancouver Set Visit Up For Auction, Proceeds Go To Charity!

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Stand Up To Cancer is auctioning off a Breaking Dawn Vancouver set visit to the highest bidder! All proceeds will be donated to charity.

Here is more info on the Ebay auction -

Be a part of a one-of-a-kind, “never been done before” experience when you and a guest take part in a visit to the set The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn in Vancouver! Winner will receive two FIRST CLASS tickets from anywhere Virgin America flies plus VIP car service from Seattle to Vancouver. Experience first-hand the biggest pop culture phenomenon of the decade as you and a guest spend a day on the set. Breaking Dawn is the fourth installment in the Twilight Saga franchise, based on the popular, best-selling novels by Stephanie Meyer. Breaking Dawn is directed by Bill Condon and stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, and Dakota Fanning.

The bid is currently at $5,300 US, with 9 days to go!!

Also guess who's happy to be back !!

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Flawless Saviours of Pop Music to sue Blueshit Comics

 



Bieber, Gaga to sue over comic?

A lawyer working for Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga has threatened legal action against comic book creators over a series of unauthorized cartoon strips.

The Poker Face hitmaker and teen sensation Bieber have both been animated as part of a series of graphic biographies by Bluewater Productions. The Gaga version was released in June and the Baby singer's comic is due to come out next month.

But the pair's attorney Kenneth Feinswog is seeking to block the publications - he has served the company with a cease-and-desist letter, threatening to sue Bluewater bosses if the books aren't pulled.

Publisher Darren G. Davis is refusing to bow under pressure - and insists his animators are well within their rights to create comic strips from celebrities' lives.

He says, "We are 100 per cent within our first amendment rights. We knew our rights on this before we jumped into the biography world. These are 100 per cent biographies on their lives.

"We reach out to all the celebrities and some choose to work with us and some do not. If they do choose to work with us, we donate ads and money to a non-profit (organization) of their choice. We offered the same deal to Bieber's people."

Taylor Swift and soccer star David Beckham have already had comic characters created in their image by Bluewater staff.

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lol they fucking should. those comics are GROSSSSSS.


lol get the fuck out Bluewater.

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Rick Moranis to end retirement for role in Ghostbusters 3? Is Oscar Dana and Venkman's son?



Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis are returning for Ghostbusters 3, according to recent rumors, finally reuniting the Gatekeeper and the Key Master!

Bloody-Disgusting has the inside info, which claims Moranis will come out of his 13-year retirement to appear in the series. The once ubiquitous comedic actor left the business in 1997 after his wife’s unfortunate cancer death to take care of his children. He declined an opportunity to do voice work with many of the cast on a new video game in 2008.

The rest of the cast, specifically Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Sigourney Weaver will all be back, along with director Ivan Reitman. Rumors persist that the script by “The Office” writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg calls for the old team to hand the ghost hunting business over to a new crop of Busters, which included actresses Eliza Dushku and Anna Faris.

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Kristin Cavallari dresses up in chicken suit; lands fat sucky QB in process

 

As E! News first reported last week, Kristin Cavallari has sparked a romance with Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, with whom the former Hills honey went on a first date just last Monday night.

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Keck's Exclusives: Modern Family Casts Cam's Mama!



ABC's Modern Family has found a down-home country mama for Cameron (Emmy winner Eric Stonestreet). Beating out Delta Burke, Dianne Wiest, Kathy Bates and several others is character actress Celia Weston, who has made a mark in films and on television ever since she debuted as trucker/waitress Jolene Hunnicutt on the CBS sitcom Alice back in the early '80s.

While it was originally believed that Barb Tucker would be arriving with her husband for Thanksgiving, the character will now drop in solo for a non-holiday visit to her little Cam-chop.   

Adept at playing moms on ABC shows, Celia appeared on Desperate Housewives in 2008 as Adele Delfino, the mother of James Denton's Mike. The South Carolina-born actress, 58, has also won raves in such films as The Talented Mr. Ripley, In the Bedroom and Junebug

A perfect choice in my book! I can already picture her pinching Eric's cheeks.

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Hilary Duff Walking With Husband On Labor Day!

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Newlyweds Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie hold hands as they take a walk on Monday (September 6) in Los Angeles.

The 22-year-old actress carried a water bottle from local eatery Baby Blues BBQ!

In a recent profile by The Globe and Mail, reporter Josh Wingrove spotted a script marked “Spiderman” sitting on Hil and Mike’s table “with lines for a character simply called ‘girl’ highlighted in yellow”.

Could The Duffster be the next love interest for Spidey?

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Mercury Music Prize Announced

The Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2010 Albums of the Year have been announced. Speaking from The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, Lauren Laverne revealed this year's albums:

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Biffy Clyro 'Only Revolutions'
Villagers 'Becoming A Jackal'
Corinne Bailey Rae 'The Sea'
Mumford & Sons ‘Sigh No More’
Paul Weller 'Wake Up The Nation'
Wild Beasts 'Two Dancers'
Kit Downes Trio ‘Golden’
Laura Marling 'I Speak Because I Can'
Dizzee Rascal 'Tongue N’ Cheek'
Foals 'Total Life Forever'
I Am Kloot 'Sky At Night'
The xx 'xx'
 


 
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