Christina Aguilera and production assistant Matthew Rutler have been doing a pretty good job of keeping things under wraps, but it’s pretty obvious that these two aren’t just friends. And because I almost never get to utilize my boy-lurking skills in a professional setting, it’s time for five things to know about Aguilera’s new arm candy!
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Britney Spears takes her two sons, Jayden James and Sean Preston, for a burger run with boyfriend Jason Trawick at Sonic on Sunday (November 28) in Kentwood, Louisiana. The same day, the pop star’s younger sister Jamie Lynn also visited a Sonic drive-thru with a friend.
Britney, 28, and Jamie Lynn, 19, were back home for Thanksgiving. “In Kentwood for the holiday. Happy turkey to you and yours! Don’t eat too much,” Britney tweeted. Also pictured: Brit’s mom Lynne and dad Jamie, who carried Jamie Lynn’s 2-year-old daughter Maddie.
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Is it true that someone yelled "10 points to Gryffindor" after you answered a question correctly in a lecture hall at Brown, where you're a sophomore? —Brent Cronin, BOTHELL, WASH.
No. Actually, I'm really glad that he asked. That has never happened to me. Maybe someone said it under their breath, but I've never, ever had anyone say that when I've been in a class.
If you could run away from all the bother of being a celebrity for one day, where would you go and what would you do? —Alexander Clapton, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND
I would go and stand in the middle of a mosh pit at a rock concert, because I usually can't get away with that.
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The 30-year-old reality star is just one of the many celebs participating in the Digital Life Sacrifice event, where stars will stop communicating via Twitter and Facebook until $1 million is donated.
“Kim sacrificed her digital life to give real life to millions of others affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India,” says the ad. “Visit BuyLife.org or text ‘KIM’ to ‘90999’ to buy her life now.”
“You’re always texting your friends,” says Alicia Keys, founder of Keep a Child Alive. “Now, you’re going to text to Buy Life.”
On October 8th, 2010, the MPAA gave 'Blue Valentine' an NC-17 Rating because of its supposed "shocking, gory depiction of a dying marriage."
Harvey Weinstein issued this statement: "We want to express our deepest gratitude to our colleagues in the industry and in the media for their recent outpouring of support for Derek Cianfrance's 'Blue Valentine' after the film surprisingly received an NC-17 rating from the MPAA. We are taking every possible step to contest the MPAA's decision. We respect the work of the MPAA and we hope, after having a chance to sit down with them, they will see that our appeal is reasonable, and the film, which is an honest and personal portrait of a relationship, would be significantly harmed by such a rating."
Go HERE to sign the petition.
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Brazilian shows announced
We're pleased to report that Amy will be heading to Brazil for a one-off tour, early in 2011. Details of the shows are as follows:
8th January 2011 - Summer Soul Festival, Il Divino, Florianopolis
11th January 2011 - Arena HSBC, Rio de Janeiro
13th January 2011 - Summer Soul Festival, Covention Center, Recife
15th January 2011 - Summer Soul Festival, Chácara do Joquei, Sao Paulo
Tickets for all four shows are on sale on 22nd Nov from www.livepass.com.br. Amy will be joined at the three Summer Soul Festival shows by Mayer Hawthorne and Janelle Monae, with support at the Rio de Janeiro show also coming from Janelle Monae.
tbh I'm a bit surprised no one else posted this, but I hope for the Brazilian fans she won't be cracked out again.
McMurray's Welcome Birth of Their Son on Thanksgiving Morning
CONCORD, NC (November 29, 2010) - The year of 2010 marked a number of career milestones for driver Jamie McMurray and his wife Christy. This included the news that they would welcome their first child, a boy, into the world sometime shortly after the close of the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. The little one didn't dissapoint, as he arrived to the world at 8:34am ET on Thanksgiving morning, putting an exclamation point on the year that has been 2010 for the McMurray clan.
Carter Scott McMurray, 7lbs 12oz, 20' long, was welcomed into the world on Thanksgiving Day, placing a new meaning on the day for proud parents Jamie and Christy. Carter Scott McMurray joins seven other babies as new additions to the No.1 Team’s family during the 2010 season, as several members of Jamie’s team have welcomed their first or second child during this historic season. To view a story done by Charlotte Parent Magazine on the No.1 Team's baby boom, follow this link Charlotte Parent Magazine: Jamie McMurray's No.1 Team.
Also, click here to view a two-part video news feature from WCNC - NBC Charlotte.
Yay! I'm so happy for them! That baby is going to be absolutely adorables! I can't wait to see him!
US director Irvin Kershner, renowned for making the second Star Wars film, "The Empire Strikes Back", has died in Los Angeles, his goddaughter Adriana Santini told AFP on Monday. He was 87 years old.
Kershner, who besides the 1980 sci-fi epic also directed Sean Connery as James Bond in "Never Say Never Again" (1983) and Peter Weller in "Robocop II" (1990), died at home after a long illness, said Santini, who lives in France.
Born in Philadelphia in 1923, Kershner trained as a musician and in photography before starting making documentaries and then feature films.
Source fixed. I knew the second I submitted it that I forgotten it and yelled http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/
People love to talk about how their partner makes them a better person. Cote de Pablo, refreshingly enough, cherishes her boyfriend for the opposite reason.
"I'm in a long-term relationship with [actor] Diego Serrano, and I'm very happy. He's the worst influence that I have ever had in my life, and I love him for it," the NCIS actress, 31, tells Prevention magazine in its January issue, on newsstands Nov. 30.
"Every once in a while, he turns to me and goes, 'Live a little.' I'll have chicken with broccoli and he's like, 'What about the chocolate cake?' If it weren't for him, I'd be the most boring person in Los Angeles."
She and Serrano are a nice mix in that way. "My partner's idea of fun is to dress up, get in the car, pump the music, go clubbing. I could not be further away from that. I love being at home, having friends over," she says. "So, we balance each other."
De Pablo also talks in the interview about her past weight gain – she put on 15 pounds at one point when she went off the pill and took Depo-Provera for birth control.
"There were two ways of looking at it," she says. "You would say, 'Oh, God,' and cry about it, or say, 'You know what? This is who I am. I'm going to be carrying a little more weight, and I don't care.' Sometimes nature needs to do what it has to do to get something out of your system. And then, once it's out, you're fine."
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Cote's so pretty. And I can't wait to see how Michael does as a director!
Some 2,600 police and army operatives swept through a Brazilian slum on Sunday, seizing 11 tons of marijuana and "a small arsenal" of weapons—including a missile—from a notorious drug gang. They also found a Justin Bieber mural.
Pezao, whom The Guardian describes as "one of the area's top traffickers," is apparently also one of the area's top Justin Bieber fans. Brazilian news outlet R7 published the above photo, as well as several others documenting the narcos' "mansions." They'll need to update for Bieber's new haircut, obviously.
There is no God
The "Desperate Housewives" actress's production company -- dubbed UnbeliEVAble Entertainment -- has landed a pair of projects in development at ABC, as well as an eight-hour miniseries at Starz.
At the Alphabet net, Longoria has partnered with another thesp, "Cold Case" alum Kathryn Morris, to exec produce the drama "Sendera."
Hourlong, set up through ABC Studios, centers on two wealthy families -- one from Mexico, the other from Texas -- locked in a power struggle.
Fred Ellis, Monte Williams and Sally Robinson are attached to write.
Longoria's UnbeliEVAble is producing with Morris' Hotplate Prods. Hotplate's Alan Barnette and UnbeliEVAble's Virginia Trinkle are co-exec producers.
Longoria is also behind the single-camera comedy "Parenting by Committee." Show centers on four single best friends who discover that one of them is pregnant -- and decide to raise the child, sans father, together.
Over at Starz, Longoria's shingle is behind "Aztecs," which centers on the historic romantic relationship between Spanish conqueror Hernan Cortes and his interpreter, Malinalli (also known as "La Malinche").
Needing a Christmas Kylie album right now tbh.
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I thought last night's episode was pretty good, next week's is going to be intense! What did you guys think of the episode?
Hot on the heels of his deal to become a regular on popular TV series "Glee", Darren Criss hit studio for a top-secret recording session last week. The Blaine depicter was snapped setting up his microphone at a Los Angeles studio on Tuesday, November 23.
The 23-year-old actor looked casual in the picture, wearing gray V-neck T-shirt. Details on the project that he is currently working are still kept under wraps. It might be for his appearance on "Glee" or for his music debut. In fact, he has played a secret show for fans at The Mint on November 13.
Darren Criss charmed TV viewers and music listeners with his rendition of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" which led him to sign a deal as "Glee" regular star. Featured on episode "Never Been Kissed", the remix sold 55,000 copies on its first day on iTunes.
It debuted at No. 1 on the digital sale chart, surpassing the previous first-day sales record of the "Empire State of Mind" rendition. By the end of the first week, it pulled in around 214,000 copies, landed at No. 8 on Billboard Hot 100, and became highest first-week sales of any "Glee" song.
Next, Criss will be covering Train's "Hey, Soul Sister" in an episode called "Special Education". It will air on November 30 and follow New Directions heading to the big Sectionals competition against the Warblers and the Hipsters.
This non-story is brought to you by the fact that I have Sami (aka Harry) stuck in my head.
Rapper The Game goes on a Homphobic Twitter Rampage and calls Marques Houston and Chris Stokes Pedophiles, he even clowns Raz B as well.
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Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank has blasted Hollywood for failing to provide meaningful acting roles for women, charging that male-dominated industry can’t go beyond what it knows.
Swank made the comments in an interview with The Washington Post that drew surprisingly little publicity or reaction from Hollywood.
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My finger nails look like they've been chewed up by a cross-eyed warthog with an overbite and my greedy overgrown cuticles haven't felt the touch of a clipper in months and I could give a shit. But yet, here's 4-year-old Kingston Rossdale maintaining his hand and feet situation with his mother Gwen Stefani at a salon in West Hollywood, CA the other day.
Dude strolled out of there with a different shade of glitter on every nail and I've got the nails of a zombie with a Vitamin B deficiency. That's it, I'm pulling out the Hello Kitty manicure set from under my bed and handling this dreadful shit today. I cannot be shown up by a 4-year-old!
Edit: You know, little kids, regardless of gender, all really like the idea of colorful fingers. Doesn't make them anything more then little kids with colorful fingers.
From Celebslam.com: Russian model Irina Shayk says she might sue GQ after they doctored photographs of her that appear in the current Spanish edition of the magazine. From the New York Post:
Irina Shayk is claiming that GQ Spain Photoshopped images so that she would appear naked without her permission, and is considering legal action. The Russian model, girlfriend of soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, posed for the December cover wearing lingerie, but her reps say editors Photoshopped off her underclothes to expose her rear in several shots inside the issue.
"In every image photographed, Ms. Shayk was dressed in lingerie in the artistic and tasteful shots done by photographer Vincent Peters, but due to negligence on GQ's part it seems as if Ms. Shayk 'posed' entirely nude, which is false," said Elite Model Management. It said Shayk's contract gave her approval over the interview and photos, but she "was refused that right by the publication." GQ Spain editor Javier Fernandez de Angulo, who was present during the shoot, told Britain's Sun, "The model took her clothes off completely naturally."
Ahhh, beautiful people and their problems. That poor delicate flower.
+10 Uncensored Pics at the Source
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Chicago native, 25-year-old Lucas Neff, plays a single-dad raising his daughter alongside the all-star cast of Raising Hope. This newcomer made hearts throb with his gentle demeanor and inexpert infant-handling. Recently engaged, Neff talks to us about working with legend Cloris Leachman, being puked on by babies on-set, and whether or not he’s ready for kids himself!
Materniteens.com: Can you tell us a bit about your experience auditioning for the role of Jimmy Chance, what were you doing before you got the role?
Lucas Neff: I’m guessing my experience auditioning for the role was pretty similar to any actor auditioning for any role who is absolutely not famous. I was working in Chicago, doing local theater, sometimes for a pittance, not making a lot of money—doing an odd commercial, here and there. I had gotten so broke that I had just cleaned my first two toilets when my agent called me with this audition. I went on tape in Chicago and about a week or two later I got a call back and did it again, and they wanted to fly me out to Los Angeles. It’s been surreal. Since then I can’t believe it’s happening, it’s actually happening.
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Who Is Lucas Neff?
- Besides Raising Hope, I’d never miss an episode of: Top Chef or South Park.
- In high school I could best have been described as: A dork.
- One celebrity I’d love to work with: Cate Blanchett or Meryl Streep.
- If I wasn’t an actor I would probably be a: Writer.
- What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? Listen, and know that there is no one in the world who is undeserving of your utmost attention and time.
Most celebrities wouldn't step out wearing the same piece of clothing more than once.
But Sienna Miller obviously appreciates the benefits of a warm coat, recycling her favourite red tweed jacket with oversized fur trimming as she braved London's cold streets last night.
Fiancé Jude Law kept warm with some fluff of his own - he has grown an eye-catching moustache, ready to reprise his role as Dr Watson in Guy Richie's second Sherlock Holmes movie.
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As soon as Kirsten Dunst checked out of Cirque Lodge rehab in Utah in March 2008, she moved out of her place in the Hollywood Hills, a three-bedroom house with massive entry gates to keep out intruders. She had bought it with the money from the first Spider-Man movie, only to spend the next few years growing increasingly isolatedNorma Desmond by the age of 25.
“Kirsten definitely had OD’d on Hollywood and needed to get away,” says Ryan Gosling, who, that spring, met with the actress for weeks of rehearsal in New York, where Dunst had relocated. She had accepted just one role in two years, opposite Gosling in the small, independent film All Good Things, opening December 3.The director, Andrew Jarecki, had made the startling Oscar-nominated documentary Capturing the Friedmans, about a New York family caught up in the child-abuse witch hunts of the mid-eighties. All Good Things revisits another scandal from those days, that of New York real-estate heir Robert Durst, who was investigated for the disappearance of his wife in 1982. Jarecki has refashioned the story as a sort of indie version of Sleeping With the Enemy, with Dunst starring as the teenager from Long Island who, after marrying the character based on Durst, is ushered into a seductive clan of millionaires, before realizing something is very wrong with her husband. Dunst ages nine years in the role, visibly crumbling in a way that feels lived.
“Whatever dragons she’d been chasing, she chased them and trapped and slew ’em between action and cut,” says Gosling. “You weren’t watching somebody who was unlocking something in themselves, and then because they’d finally exposed it maybe they could retire. You felt like you were watching somebody unlock something, and now that it had been exposed they could get started.”
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Making for the perfect way to spend the weekend, the stars turned up in full force for the “Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! There’s A Party In My City” show in Los Angeles, California on Saturday. Prior to the show, Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren took their daughter Honor Warren to the park in Beverly Hills, CA on November 27, 2010 where the trio played before grabbing breakfast at Jack and Jill’s restaurant.
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Horrible, please. These Glee people....
EXCLUSIVE: Dollhouse star Eliza Dushku is returning to series television as the female lead in Mike Robe's TNT drama pilot Bird Dog, while D.B. Sweeney has landed the lead in Dean Devlin's hourlong TBS pilot Brain Trust.
Bird Dog is a mystery fashioned around an unlikely partnership of two cops who happen to be father and daughter. It centers on Gail McGrath (Dushku), who followed in her father's footsteps in becoming a police officer but had little else in common with him. She left the big city she had grown up in to move to a small Pacific Northwestern town where she was patrolling the streets until her dad, a NYC cop, showed up on her front doorstep to join her as her new partner. Now this father-daughter team, call sign "Bird Dog," is being put to the test -- not only in solving crimes, but with each other. Robe wrote the script and is directing the pilot. Warner Horizon is producing. Buffy the Vampire Slayer alumna Dushku, repped by UTA, recently guest starred in a highly-rated episode of The Big Bang Theory.
Brain Trust, written by Marco Schnabel, centers on Detective Billy Doyle (Sweeney), whose career and life have hit rock bottom after he accidentally ends his partner’s career. Doyle’s life gets turned around, however, when a recent murder case gets unexpected and unconventional help from three hyper-smart geniuses from a private think tank. If Doyle can survive the chaos and keep these new partners in line, they just may be the antidote to resurrect his career and, ultimately, his life. Devlin’s Electric Entertainment is producing. Don Buchwald-repped Sweeney has been recurring on NBC's The Event this season.
Anne Hathaway and James Franco have reportedly been asked to host the 2011 Academy Awards.
In a big shift, it looks like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has moved away from its more mature hosts and instead has chosen these hot young stars!
It looks like the Oscars are definitely trying to skew young this year! Deadline reports, “the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has asked James Franco and Anne Hathaway to host the Academy Awards, and it 'looks like' both young stars have accepted the offer.” This is going to be one sexy Oscar telecast!
In addition to hosting there is a very good chance James and Anne could find themselves nominees, him for 127 Hours and her for Love and Other Drugs!
Anne made a memorable appearance during the 2008 awards when she danced and sang with host Hugh Jackman during the show’s opening number.
Given what amazing dramatic AND comedic actors these two are, not to mention Anne’s singing, this seems like a perfect choice and an incredibly smart move by the Academy.
The 34-year-old actress and the 32-year-old Fringe star held hands as they flew in from France.
Diane, who is the face of Calvin Klein’s newest fragrance Beauty, shared what beauty means to her.
“It’s sort of an attitude for me. I think it’s a state of mind and something that surrounds us all the time and it’s a matter of whether you want to see the beauty in everything and everybody or not,” she told BellaSugar.
As for her favorite fragrances, Diane said she prefers “complex scents … I love the idea of a perfume changing throughout the day.”
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10. DUKE NUKEM - Duke Nukem series (everywhere)
Oh lord. I don’t even know where to begin with him. The last time I heard about him was ten years ago when 3D Realms announced his big comeback game, which went through development hell. He’s PROBABLY coming back around 2011, but who the heck knows. Duke is a hot muscular blond in his signature red tank and black sunglasses (he wears them at night too.) He treats women like sex objects and he says the corniest lines when shooting aliens, but he is something from my childhood. I’d just ask him to shut up and look sexy for me.
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Be a part of an exciting live show on MTV! Contact The Seven for a chance to be a part of The Seven’s audience. It’s the latest scoop on all of your favorite celebrities, plus music news, fashion, and more.
Plus, you might be treated to a live appearance by Darren Criss from “Glee” TOMORROW November 30th!
Send an email to email@example.com. Please include name, age, email, phone, number of tickets, and date you’d like to attend. Remember we’re LIVE 5 days a week, you must be there from 3:15-5:30 and must be at least 16 years old & appear to be younger than 25.
Poster note: If you want to be a part of the audience tomorrow for DARREN, I would probably put “Darren Criss audience” as your subject title when emailing. We want big GLEE and DARREN fans (this includes all his side projects) so if you’re in New York City and are available from 3:15-5:30pm tomorrow email now!! :)
p.s. Sorry mods!
Anna Paquin seems to be taking her role as a step-mother in her stride.
The True Blood star joined her new husband Stephen Moyer to cheer on his daughter Lilac as she played a game of football in Venice, California, yesterday.
The 8-year-old certainly seems to have warmed the 28-year-old, giving her a hug as she celebrated her team's victory on the pitch.
The couple, who were dressed in casual outfits, blended in with the other parents as they cheered and clapped from the sidelines.
The True Blood co-stars married in a Malibu ceremony in August after dating since 2007.
Stephen also has a son, Billy, 10, from a previous relationship.
The couple have settled into a relaxed life since their summer nuptials, spending their time working out together, attending events and bonding with the children.
The partnership couldn't be more different to the on-screen romance they portray as Bill Compton and Sookie Stackhouse in the hit HBO show True Blood.
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On November 29, 2001, media outlets all over the world reported that former Beatle George Harrison had passed away, having lost his battle with cancer. But such statements were grossly insufficient to capture the breadth of Harrison’s life. Though he contributed mightily to The Beatles — with his guitar playing, his vocal harmonies and as a burgeoning songwriter — Harrison’s life encompassed much more than those 12 years on the Beatle rollercoaster.
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Nicole Richie may take the stand Wednesday during a hearing in which she hopes a judge will slap a permanent restraining order against a photographer whom she feels is getting too close to her young daughter, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
Nicole is seeking to extend a temporary restraining order -- or TRO -- against the photographer whom she claims is lurking around her daughter Harlow's nursery school. Richie will be in court with her powerhouse attorneys Tamar Arminak and Mark Geragos.
A source close to the situation tells us: "Nicole's attorneys will put on the stand several preschool teachers from Harlow's school that have witnessed this photographer crossing the line trying to get pictures. Nicole is fiercly protective of her children, and won't tolerate this. Nicole could testify also."
Nicole "is very busy planning her wedding to Joel, but she will drop everything to protect their children," the source said.
Under California law, a temporary restraining order lasts for three weeks, but if the TRO is made permanent, it will extend the order to up to three years.
The hearing will take place Wednesday morning at the civil court in downtown Los Angeles.
YOU GO NICOLE!
Apropos of nothing, can I unsubscribe to Taylor Swift? Is that possible? I'd really like it to be possible.
I don't quite know how I ended up with all this Taylor Swift in my life. FACT: Eighty-five percent of all advertisements and magazine covers are now mandated by law to feature Taylor Swift, or at least some portion of her hair crimping. Anytime there's an award show or special live presentation or a Kia dealership grand opening, you can pretty much count on Swift showing up with her guitar and undermining the days and days of effort that Autotune put into creating one of her albums. Fuck, even Collinsworth spent last week's Sunday Night game gushing about her. I can't get away from this bitch. I even know she dates Jake Gyllenhaal. AND OMG BEEFY NECK GUY FROM TWILIGHT TOTALLY BROKE HER HEART!
I don't understand all the fuss. Taylor Swift makes training bra music. Her shit is one step removed from a Fisher Price Little People CD. Every record she sells should come with a complimentary pack of Spree. If you're over fourteen, you shouldn't want anything to do with it. But no, every fucking adult music critic on Earth fawns over this girl and protects her like she's some kind of goddamn forest pixie. SHE'S SO MATURE FOR AGE! SHE HANDLED THAT KANYE SITUATION SO WELL! SHE'S SO ARTICULATE! No, seriously. someone wrote that.
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The spirited singer, who is a little over three months pregnant, told Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush that the father of her growing baby definitely knows how to take care of her in her new, more sensitive state.
“Carey brings me breakfast in bed… counting the days until that goes away, but it’s been good,” Pink told Billy, in a recent interview for “The Billy Bush Show.” “Did you see him on [the 2010 American Music Awards] red carpet? God, he looked so good.
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The cute penguins playing on livecam in the snow thank you for your time
The film auteur with perhaps one of the most singular visions in the history of movie-making (splendor in the grass!) has now turned his attentions from cinema, dharma, and daily weather reports to music. Specifically, ”modern blues”, according to an L.A. Times report
“We’re working on a lot of things, and we hope to have an album soon,” Lynch says. “All of this to me is an experiment. We were calling it kind of a modern blues — music based on the blues. It’s led to all sorts of different things, but I really want to do a modern blues album.”
“There’s nothing I can say in terms of what the rules are, but there is a feel,” Lynch added. “It has to be anchored in something strong and pure, and it’s modern in that it’s joining with all the things you can do these days in ProTools.”
“The advancement in digital things means there’s a whole slew of possibilities,” he continued. “I love organic phenomena. I love the real, rough sound of blues. I love a heavy guitar and great, strong drums. Then there’s so many things that can be done to it that will modernize it.”
Lynch, who also collaborated on the Dark Night of the Soul project with Dangermouse and the late Sparklehorse, has signed to England’s Sunday Best label; he plans to release a full album, recorded with his longtime film engineer Dean Hurley. As of today, the tracks “Good Day Today” and “I Know” are available on iTunes. Sample the woozy electro ditty “Good Day” right here:
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"It is an interesting endeavor, watching a friend in a film. It is a risk to agree to write an article about a friend in a film. With someone like my subject today, Natalie Portman, it seemed worth the risk. She is always lovely, always watchable, always interesting. Then there is 'Black Swan.' If only I could reach out from the page now and offer you a glass of terribly good wine and ask you to sit a while.
Natalie Portman in the new film by Darren Aronofsky is a ballerina. I cannot think of anything more accurate and complimentary to say about her in this role: She is a ballerina! One is so lost in the aching beauty, the elegant moves and the quiet mania of her pursuits, she, Natalie, ceases to exist.
It is an intense and at times brutal film to watch. There were times when I was watching through tiny cracks in my quaking fingers. But to see her in this role was worth the one night of tossing and turning.
I, as many, first fell deeply in love with Natalie in Luc Besson's film 'The Professional.' A performance like the one she delivers in 'Black Swan' affirms that my professional admiration for her was well placed. Now as the years have kindly made her a li'l friend (that's a joke for Natalie), I am simply beaming with pride for her and want only to have her over to our home to hug her, tell her all the wondrous things we think of her, rub her weary feet and make her the biggest, most delicious dinner she could ever eat!"
Forget Miss Universe. Well, not altogether. But what's the point of a beauty pageant, really? Shouldn't the women of the world be celebrated for who they are, even if they do happen to look damn fine in a bikini? That's what we thought, anyway, when Esquire.com sought out early in 2010 to find exactly what we found in Minka Kelly, this year's Sexiest Woman Alive, in 193 other women: something different, something beautiful, something that reveals a little bit more about who we are.
Put it all together with a little help from the editors of Esquire's 17 international editions and, yeah, you've got some sashes, but also presidents, human-rights activists, models with legitimate hearts of gold, and this one incredible actress from India. Our list is highly subjective and far from scientific — feel free to find your country and suggest alternatives — but it's kinda like the United Nations: just useful enough to keep college kids studying it. And now, introducing our ambassadors...
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VOTING WILL CLOSE WEDNESDAY NIGHT!
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If you're planning to see the New York City Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker, be warned: According to the New York Times review, the Sugar Plum Fairy looks like she's "eaten one sugar plum too many."
Though Alastair Macaulay enjoyed the performance in general, he laments that he was forced to look at a less-than-svelte dancers, writing:
This didn't feel, however, like an opening night. Jenifer Ringer, as the Sugar Plum Fairy, looked as if she'd eaten one sugar plum too many; and Jared Angle, as the Cavalier, seems to have been sampling half the Sweet realm. They're among the few City Ballet principals who dance like adults, but without adult depth or complexity.
While it's the reviewer's job to critique the dancer's performance, commenting on their debatable weight gain just seems cruel. Particularly because in a recent Working Mother magazine profile, Ringer revealed that she once struggled with anorexia and compulsive eating. After gaining weight, she was forced to leave the New York City Ballet in 1997. Ringer says she only decided to return after James Fayette, her dancing partner and future husband, asked her to do The Nutcracker with him in upstate New York:
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The Kardashian Kard is kaput.
Kim, Khloe and Kourtney’s much-hyped prepaid debit card has been dumped over allegations that it contains several hidden fees that may be illegal.
This afternoon, legal counsel for the Kardashians’ corporation, Dash Dolls, LLC, sent a “notice of termination” to the companies behind the Kard, ending the endorsement deal after the fees controversy surfaced.( Collapse )
One of her acts was sent home this weekend, but it seems Cheryl Cole still has something to celebrate.
The 27-year-old has discovered that she’s landed a place on the judging panel of the U.S. version of the X Factor, according to a source, in a deal worth up to £3million.
An insider had already suggested that Cole was a ‘good bet’ to join Simon Cowell on the show next year.
But on Saturday night, Mrs Cole was officially offered the job, the source said, only a week after executives from U.S. television network Fox flew in to watch the ITV talent show – and the judge – in action.
Cowell, 51, last week revealed that he planned to announce the judges for the U.S. version in December.
The multi-millionaire said: ‘I’m going to make an announcement within three or four weeks, which is going to tell everyone everything. There will be some surprises.’
He then revealed: ‘OK, one of the judges has quite long hair.’
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Source - Daily Fail
DailyFail, but still. :D
“ Handsome, Abercrombie-like features and barely recognizable nowadays as Brad Pitt's younger cousin from the blockbuster Troy, Hedlund finds himself in the leading man position for the highly anticipated Tron:Legacy, a role that originally considered another rising star, Chris Pine. Hopefully, Tron will do for Hedlund what Star Trek did for Pine. ”
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When Syfy received a failing grade from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation two years ago for its lack of including gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered major characters in its original programming, the cable channel publicly vowed to do better.
And it did. "Stargate: Universe" premiered with a lesbian character, Camile Wray (played by Ming-Na), and "Caprica" introduced us to a married gay couple, with one of them -- Sam Adama (Sasha Roiz) -- playing the non-traditional mobster hitman.
In its most recent report, GLAAD credited Syfy with its efforts, including featuring another same-sex couple in its 2009 airing of "Riverworld."
But there is a problem. "Riverworld" isn't coming back, and neither is "Caprica." And none of Syfy's upcoming winter/spring slate seems to include any major characters from the LGBT community, so where does that leave the cable channel as it revamps some of its original programming?
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A casting director for Peter Jackson's forthcoming film adaptations of The Hobbit has been dismissed for placing newspaper ads seeking extras with "light skin tones." According to a spokesperson for Jackson's production company, no specifications regarding skin color were ever made, and the crew member took it upon themselves to only audition actors with pale skin for hobbit characters. Apparently the casting director was under the impression that only white people could be hobbits, which is either racist or depressingly unimaginative. It's hard to say! (It's probably both.) SOURCE
Barbara Walters' annual televised celebrity kiss fest, "Most Fascinating People," has anointed this year's chosen ones. As tends to be the case with objects of popular fascination, most of them are scourges of the earth. Let us rate Babs' choices.
ABC has yet to release the complete list, but here's what we've got so far:
Justin Bieber (scourge)
Jennifer Lopez (scourge)
Sarah Palin (scourge)
LeBron James (meh)
Sandra Bullock (meh)
Kate Middleton (kinda interesting!)
Betty White (kinda interesting in 2009)
The cast of Jersey Shore (scourge)
Who will fill out the last two spots? Not Oprah, because she's getting her own hour-long Barbara Walters interview special. Bristol Palin would be interesting and a scourge (double points!) but Babs already filled her Palin quotient. George W. Bush has a book to promote. Taylor Swift could be a "meh," but my wildcard "interesting" pick is Lt. Dan Choi.
Join the wild speculation in the comments, because there ain't no kiss fest like a Barbara Walters kiss fest, where the celebrities always cry.
Earlier this month, Yigit Pura was crowned the first champion of Bravo's Top Chef: Just Desserts. He competed in the finale against Morgan Wilson and Danielle Keene. Morgan performed consistently well throughout the season but his collapsed soufflé in the finale challenge may have cost him the whole thing. We caught up with Morgan today in an exclusive interview to get his thoughts on the competition, the contestants, the highs and the lows of Top Chef: Just Desserts.
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Hilary will sign copies of ?Elixir? at the Borders in Glendale, CA in support of Lifebeat: Music Fights HIV on World AIDS Day, Wednesday, December 1st at 7PM. This December 1st, Borders is donating up to 25% of your purchase to Lifebeat, a nonprofit that uses the power of music and the music industry to help educate young people about HIV/AIDS prevention.
Join Hilary Duff at Borders Glendale on December 1, 2010 at 7PM for a signing of her new novel ELIXIR.
New Music Soon?
Also, recently a Hilary Duff Vevo account was just created and her official youtube page was logged into recently, I don't want to jump to conclusions but could we possibly be getting new music from the PRINCESS OF POP soon?! After all 'Dignity' was an amazing pop album, def in the top 3 of 2007 and one of the best pop albums of the last decade! It was truly an album before it's time and I have no doubt in my mind that if it was released in 2009 or 2010 and was under a different record label, Hilary would currently be up there with Britney, Gaga, Riri, Beyonce, etc.
I'm hoping for some more of this!!!
Etc etc, they put a big red box over the lady in the gstring.
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Tom Wolfe, Norman Mailer, and John Updike have all taken it home in the past, and now author Rowan Somerville has won this year's Bad Sex in Fiction Prize for his novel The Shape of Her. (This may come as a relief to Jonathan Franzen, who was also nominated.) Which of Somerville's overwrought sexual descriptions did the Literary Review–convened panel single out? Why, "Like a lepidopterist mounting a tough-skinned insect with a too blunt pin he screwed himself into her," of course. (Bonus points for another of the novel's ooky similes, which describes a woman's nipple that is "upturned like the nose of the loveliest nocturnal animal." An owl? A bat? We're a little freaked out right now.)
Real Housewives Of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak is engaged to Atlanta Falcons star Kroy Biermann, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned. The couple - who are expecting their first baby together next year - have not gone public with the news yet, but they plan to marry before the popular reality TV star gives birth.
A source told RadarOnline.com: “Kim and Kroy are engaged, and only a few people know about it. They wanted to announce it in a national magazine, but Kim was so excited that she told a couple of close friends about it. Obviously, they are both really happy about both the baby and their engagement and cannot wait to start their new lifes together.
“Kroy proposed to her and bought her a substantial ring which she has shown to a few friends, although she is not wearing it in public yet. Kim is actually in her second trimester with her pregnancy now, and the couple are still in talks about getting their own spin-off reality show. And if this does not happen then she will want to re-negotiate her terms on The Real Housewives Of Atlanta if her wedding and new baby were to be featured on the show.
“The other cast members are publicly backing Kim and Kroy but privately there are some jealousies because Kim is very much in the spotlight right now and not everyone is happy about that.”
I will watch her spinoff, I think she can carry her own show.
I recorded 2 separate versions of Spotlight and after months I still can't decide which one should go on the record. If you've got a minute, please take a listen and let me know which one you prefer. Thanks -Patrick
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You can vote for the songs on his website
1. Welcome to the World Featuring Kanye West and Kid Cudi
2. How Life Changed Featuring Mitchelle’l and Scarface
3. Get Back Up Featuring Chris Brown
4. I Can’t Help It Featuring Rocko
5. That’s All She Wrote Featuring Eminem
6. No Mercy Featuring The-Dream
7. Big Picture
8. Strip Featuring Young Dro and Trey Songz
10. Amazing Featuring Pharrell
11. Everything On Me
12. Poppin Bottles Featuring Drake
13. Lay Me Down
14. Castle Walls Featuring Christina Aguilera
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I haven't listened to all the tracks yet but I love it so far. What do you think bbs?
Holiday films are an important American pastime. However, such a genre requires skill to execute. One must include all of the important ingredients, namely two cups of heart, a dash of fantastical whimsy and a good ole spoonful of yuletide rejuvenation, in order for a traditional holiday film to work. With that in mind, we here at Collider decided to compile a “best of” list – of sorts. Included within are personal favorites of the staff, or the films we all grew up watching during those festive afternoons when school was canceled due to winter storms, or during Thanksgiving or Christmas break. At their best, these films represent a merry tradition, one honored in most American households – these are the films we believe soundly capture the spirit of the holidays. They may not be the most critically acclaimed films (sorry Holiday Inn), but they provide the aforementioned ingredients plus one additional key element – nostalgia, or a remembrance of youth. A time and place when we believed Santa and his reindeer could fly; and that wishes could come true. Hit the jump to see the list.
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During a live web Q&A session today with Billboard.com, the 18-year-old singer-actress revealed that she'll return to the "Glee" set—likely in January—to begin shooting again. However, she couldn't have been more vague about the details.
"I can't say what the story's going to be. Just watch and see," Charice teased. "Sunshine Corazon is coming back on 'Glee.' We just don't know if she's coming back to the glee club [New Directions] or if she's staying with Vocal Adrenaline, or if she'll have a love interest."
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I thought Sunshine was cute!
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Christina Aguilera has been spending time with her new guy Matt Rutler – and his family. Aguilera, who recently filed for divorce from husband Jordan Bratman, had a festive night out with Rutler at the Abbey in West Hollywood on Nov. 24. The couple were seen dancing, according to an onlooker, who added: "Christina was in a great mood and seemed very into Matt."
Aguilera, 29, spent Thanksgiving in Los Angeles with friends. Then after the holiday, the singer and Rutler, who worked as a set assistant on her film Burlesque, jetted to New York, while her son Max stayed with his dad for the holiday weekend. "This is the first Thanksgiving she was without Max," says a source. "It was really hard for her and she was feeling sad, so she decided to go to the East Coast with Matt and a group of friends."
On Saturday, Aguilera, Rutler and a few pals went to Rhode Island for a spontaneous visit to Rutler's family home where they spent time with his mom, Kathleen. "Since his family lives so close, they decided to drop in for a few hours," says the source.
But the source insists that meeting the family doesn't mean Aguilera and Rutler are getting more serious. "They’re still getting to know each other better," says the source. That night, the couple partied at the Boom Boom Room atop the Standard Hotel together in New York City.
Here's the rant, during which O'Reilly also went after President Obama for not making a statement related to the leak, and PFC Bradley Manning—suspected of a previous leak to WikiLeaks—who he said should be given life in prison with hard labor:
Swizz Beatz hits the dance floor on this week’s installment of Monster Mondays, releasing the upbeat joint “Ass on the Floor” featuring Diddy-
Lady Gaga declared that "Born This Way" -- the follow-up to her breakthrough debut "The Fame" -- will be the "greatest album of this decade" on Friday (Nov. 26), during the Gdsank, Poland, stop of her Monster Ball tour.
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New clip from MTV's 'The Vice Guide for Everything':
MTV gives viewers access to the world’s most extraordinary and shocking stories across the globe in “The Vice Guide to Everything,” a groundbreaking investigative series premiering Monday, December 6, 2010 at 11PM ET/PT. From searching for Al Qaeda in Yemen to testing out fashionable bulletproof jackets in Bogota, Vice correspondents take viewers on a globetrotting odyssey as they investigate real stories. The series features Vice founder Shane Smith, his fearless reporters Ryan Duffy and Thomas Morton, and guest appearances by Spike Jonze among others.
Inception is a fun movie to talk about thanks to its ambiguity. If writer-director Christopher Nolan were to come along and tell you exactly what happened, he would only be destroying the ambiguity he built into the film. In the latest issue of Wired (issue 18.12), Nolan provides a little clarification on some of the debated points about his film, but doesn’t spoil the whole thing.
Wired lays out the article as a chart with different arguments about the text (“The Entire Movie Is a Dream”, “Just the Ending is a Dream”) and the sub-text (“The Movie is a Meditation on Architecture”, “It’s About Movie-Making”). Hit the jump for Nolan’s responses to some of the theories. Obviously, spoilers ahead.
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"I was knocked out by Annette Bening and Julianne Moore. Fantastic, both of them. Annette Bening was just extraordinary. That Joni Mitchell moment when she sings at the table, it's so intimate and you're kind of embarrassed and then kind of moved that she takes the time to go through the whole song.
Director Lisa Cholodenko allows us to sit at that table with those people, lets that moment have enough time to register all of those feelings. It's so rare in one film that there are two full-drawn characters who happen to be women. It's great that neither of the actresses would settle for just being the wife in that relationship, and you see that in the choices they both make, as supported with Lisa's brilliant script."
"I loved 'Black Swan.' Darren Aronofsky has always been one of my favorite filmmakers. Natalie Portman stood out. And you know who else was great? Vincent Cassel was great and Mila Kunis was great, too. I've never seen Mila Kunis in a movie like 'Black Swan' and I thought that she was just perfect. She has to be the other ballerina, almost the black swan ballerina, and she caught that energy. She had the natural dark ability and worked opposite Natalie Portman perfectly."
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Hot piece Colton Haynes gets naked and has a vigorous sex romp in sexy new Showtime series The Look–and the clip has been a hit on the web.
The 22-year-old is seen filming a sex session with an attractive blond in a bedroom, and in another scene, he masturbates in a cyber sex encounter.
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It has been months since Lady Gaga first started hyping her forthcoming album, Born This Way, and the pop visionary recently raised the stakes. During a Monster Ball tour performance in Poland on Friday, the always bold singer promised fans that she'd deliver "the greatest album of this decade," with possibly up to 20 new tracks. She also revealed that Born This Way doesn't follow current trends.
"I promise you, I'll never let you down. And not for nothing: The album's finished and it's f---ing really good," Gaga tearfully told the audience, who simultaneous held up signs that read "Born This Way" backward. "So whatever this is, whatever you just did for all of us ... I promise to give you the greatest album of this decade, just for you
The singer, who is prepping a promotional campaign for the album, also touched base on what sounds like a possible dig at her pop competitors, saying, "The funny thing is that some people have reduced freedom to a brand. They think that it's trendy now to be free. They think it's trendy to be excited about your identity. When in truth, there is nothing trendy about Born This Way."
Describing the new album as "a spirit" and "this connection that we all share," the pop star confessed that her new music "is something so much deeper than a wig or lipstick or an outfit, or a f---ing meat dress. ... Born This Way is about what keeps us up at night and what makes us afraid."
This probably won't come as a huge shock, but legendary country singer Willie Nelson was arrested and charged with marijuana possession on Friday after six ounces of pot was found aboard his tour bus in Texas, a U.S. Border Patrol spokesman told the Associated Press.
On Friday morning, an officer smelled pot when Nelson's tour bus pulled into a Sierra Blanca checkpoint at 9 a.m. A suspiciously early hour for such an odor to be emanating from a vehicle.
Marijuana was discovered during a search of the bus, patrol spokesman Bill Brooks told the AP. Sheriff Arvin West told the El Paso Times that Nelson said that the marijuana was his. The singer was held briefly on a $2,500 bond before being released.
Nelson, 77, has made no secret of his love of ganja. The outspoken advocate for the legalization of marijuana was busted at a traffic stop in 2006 for one-and-a-half pounds of pot and a bag of mushrooms. He entered a guilty plea and was fined $1,024 and placed on probation for six months.
But Nelson is far from the only celebrity to get caught green-handed.
From Matthew McConaughey to Woody Harrelson, who do you think is the biggest celebrity pothead?
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American Idol Katharine McPhee at Macy's Tree Lighting in San Francisco - November 26, 2010.
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'From Russia With Love' gun gets $439,000, 15 times its expected bid.
James Bond proved to be more popular than Darth Vader at Christie's auction house in the U.K., where earlier this week rare character-specific items from their classic films went on the auction block.
A Vader costume worn by actor David Prowse in the filming of 1980's Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back was expected to bring in between $212, 000 and $305,000, but in the end, it failed to sell, Reuters reports.
But a prop gun used by Sean Connery in a photo shoot for the movie poster for the 1963 Bond classic From Russia With Love nabbed 15 times more than what Christie's anticipated, bringing in $439,000 at the Nov. 25 auction.
The bids offered for the Empire Strikes Back costume didn't meet the confidential reserve price and thus the gear remains with the auction house.
Source finds your lack of faith disturbing.
Posting this as an excuse to say, once again, RIP Ivan...also, I'm officially one page into my 12-page paper that's due tomorrow at 4pm. SOMEONE MOTIVATE ME. Out of this comment I posted earlier, I've only worked my way up to two episodes of The West Wing. (Have now also ordered Chinese take-out.)DEATH BY PAPER. SOMEONE MAKE ME GET OFF ONTD.
ETA FEEL FREE TO TURN THIS INTO A BITCH FEST ABOUT FINALS, GUYS.
"It is with great regret that Einstürzende Neubauten announce the cancellation of their planned thirtieth anniversary appearances in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto and New York. While the US Department of Homeland Security did issue approvals for the band's visas, it was not done in time to secure the appointments at the overseas embassies and consulates that represent the necessary final step in the process.
The band members are tremendously disappointed by this turn of events and wish to thank all those fans who purchased tickets for these performances for their support. The band would have loved to do the tour and meet their overseas fans. Because this tour was a time-sensitive production, it will not be rescheduled. Ticketholders can obtain refunds from their point of purchase."
THERE IS NO GOD I HAVE NO WILL TO LIVE ETC ETC ETC......
this is how my insides feel:
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It's a boy!
Latin sensation Paulina Rubio and hubby Nicolas Vallejo welcomed their first child, a son, in Miami yesterday.
While mama and baby are happy and healthy, we know what you really wanna hear about is the little tyke's name (and where, exactly, it may fall on the weird celebrity baby naming scale)…
Well, bad luck. This adorable little guy's normal if slightly lengthy moniker is Andrea Nicolas Vallejo-Nagera Rubio, and he tipped the scales at just under seven pounds.
"I am holding in my arms the most wonderful, precious gift I have ever received!" Paulina tweeted this morning.
It's the first child for the 39-year-old, who gave birth on Sunday morning!
LOL it's so sad, it looks like he still ain't hit puberty.
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Fuck them. This movie was absolutely incredible. It was emotionally taxing of course but was one of SLB's most brilliantly directed films. The plot is VERY unconventional for Indian cinema which explains it's poor performance. Hell even Hollywood would have trouble getting away with a film that deals with the subject of euthanasia. Also the lack of musical numbers explained it's unsucess however unfortunate that is.
The ending scene left me shaking in my seat but it was so beautiful. One of the most unique endings I've ever seen a film.
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POSTING THIS FROM THE GRAVE AS I SEEM TO HAVE DIED AND GONE TO HEAVEN.
Since the E! channel announced in September that it had ordered up a new reality series called "Bridalplasty" featuring brides-to-be competing to win a complete plastic surgery overhaul for their big day (ah, romance), commentators have worried that the show would mark a "new low" in reality television. Apparently, they did not worry in vain: Last night's premiere prompted one critic to wonder if it "just might be the most depressing TV series ever to air on television." Just how bad is it?
Horrible: "This is about as repulsive as reality TV gets," says Mark A. Perigard in the Boston Herald. The brides-to-be on this "creepy," "'Stepford Wife'-like show" seem to have come "through a black hole that leads to the 1950s." The show feeds "the idea that a woman's worth is based on attaining the perfect physique by any means."
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- 1st video: 3 things you don't know about him
- 2nd video: Stump the Rach: Zach gives her items and she has to guess what they are / what they do
- 3rd video: Interview with Clip from Chuck. They talk about knee pain, long hours on Chuck, how much Linda Hamilton rocks, him being in People's sexist man issue, the Flynn doll (and Tangled), how awesome Mandy Moore is, clip from Tangled, and his singing ability.
Avril Lavigne and boyfriend Brody Jenner were spotted heading back to their car after having dinner together in Los Angeles.
After seeing a photographer, the Canadian singer quickly hid behind her man but Brody was quick to lavish his time in the paparazzi spotlight. He is related to the Kardashians after all!
Meanwhile, rumour has it Brody is considering proposing to his girlfriend on New Year’s Eve.
The two have only been dating since February and Avril’s divorce has only recently been finalized.
As for when we can expect some new music from Avril? “My single’s coming out in January; it’s called What the Hell,” she says. “And my record’s coming out in March, so I’m pretty excited.”
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Teen king Justin Bieber was a busy boy in Spain today.
Hordes of fans lined up outside the El Cortes Ingles record store in Madrid for their chance to have Biebs scribble his sig on some item or another. The appeal of autographs still escapes us...
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Singer, songwriter, actress, professional arm-dancer, designer, inventor of lip-synching, perfumologist, queen of Pop, Rock, R&B and Death Metal, mother of two beautiful angels Britney Spears is gonna release a new commercial for her smash sensation fragrance Radiance.
Matt Workman a cinematic photographer has posted a little teaser on his website of working on Britney Spears next Radiance commercial. No shots of Britney herself, but Matt along with MTV worked on the commercial and I have to wonder why MTV was involved unless… its going to be tied into her new single that we are expecting any time now.
Matt eluded on his site that he couldn’t say much for a “few weeks” so that leads me to believe early December release date of the commercial – which could also mean the new single is but days away.
The commercial (or music video type commercial – we hope) is directed by E.J. McLeavy Fisher not to mention its being produced by Jeremy Hammond– a music industry wizard. Hopefully the commercial will be tied around Britney’s latest music or at least tidbits of it to bring us into the New Year!
Nolan needs a tag D:
There are some pretty major breakout celebs on the scene as 2010 comes to a close, and we have a hunch you'll be hearing names like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Garrett Hedlund, and Emma Stone much more next year. Check out our picks for the stars who will steal the spotlight in 2011. Enjoy!
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