December 5th, 2010


MuchMusic can't cut back on videos

The CRTC has rejected MuchMusic's request to air fewer music videos in favour of more "lifestyle" programming, but network executives say the station will continue to press for the changes.

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just an excuse for a late Saturday night music video/nostalgia/80s and 90s post, tbh. Much Music doesn't play very good music anyway. BRING BACK POP-UP VIDEO!
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Mandy Moore on Ellen [12.03.10]

Highlights / Summary
- thought she ruined the film Tangled with her "shrill" voice
- didn't realize at first you don't get to work with the actors [Tangled]
- how she's been married to ryan for 1.5 years & how they are different
- ellen is a "huge fan" of ryan and put one of his songs on her playlist
- mandy just adopted a rescue dog - shows the picture (oh so cute!)
- pictures of mandy's pets!
- pet health issues of mandy's pets

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Zachary Levi and Yvette Brown at Help-Portrait LA

Yesterday was the worldwide Help-Portrait day. CreativeLIVE in Seattle hosted a Help-Portrait event in their Seattle Studio and broadcast it. It was hours long but it was amazing because they had Skype calls from people in other states and countries who were also hosting their own Help-Portrait events and talked about what it meant to them and the people they photographed. Getting to the point, Zachary Levi from Chuck and Yvette Nicole Brown from Community volunteered at an LA Help-Portrait. They talk a bit about their experiences volunteering. You have to sift through a bit of the Seattle hosts talking though.

Zach's playing around hiding behind Yvette at the beginning, haha. Word of warning: It's a Skype call so the sound when they're talking isn't too good. I thought it'd be interesting to post anyway though so since I missed recording it the first go around I had to wait for the rewatch.

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American Idol Reject Joins Glee

Luke Edgemon: From Idol to Glee

Luke Edgemon’s name may sound familiar to you. He auditioned for American Idol several times before, and last season he made it all the way to Hollywood Week.

Now, Luke will appear on another FOX show…Glee! Luke was cast as one of the members of the Dalton High School Warblers—the glee club where main character Kurt (Chris Colfer) is now a member.

After auditioning for American Idol, Luke moved to Los Angeles to continue to pursue music. He still talks to Lacey Brown, Andrew Garcia, Katie Stevens, and other Idol alumni.


he's not qt and looks as old as schulester but he can sing

riallah's next single(s) announced !!

rihanna daily has revealed the new singles from "LOUD" to be released next year.  "raining men" was announced in this post, and i will tell you all the other single. 

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and since riallah's been busy shooting "battleship," we've been missing out on sidewalk catwalk.  so here are some outtakes from her british GQ spread to hold us over.

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Rebecca Ferguson has begged Cheryl Cole to stop giving her dreary songs to sing… telling her: “Please let me show the public I’m not boring.”
The Liverpudlian mother of two is worried viewers see her as the dullest act in the competition and believes she could be voted out tonight because of it.

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The pair had a disagreement over her singing Sweet Dreams. After a heated discussion, Cheryl allowed Rebecca to sing Show Me Love and Amazing Grace.

“I’m having to trust other people this week but my instinct told me that I shouldn’t do one particular song,” says Rebecca.

“You don’t get respect by being a pushover. The way I see it I’ve got kids – I have to stick up for myself. A wrong decision isn’t just a wrong decision against me, it’s a wrong decision against my kids. It’s putting the future of my kids in somebody else’s hands.”

Despite Rebecca’s concerns, she has still been tipped as one of the favourites to win the show next weekend.


Kristen Bell + Michael Franti on CraigyFerg

Kristen does the tweets and emails with Craig before her interview, so watch it first.

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When the fuck is Ewan McGregor going to be on the show? He is forever canceling or something idk. KBell is on the show every other month it seems. Michael Franti was awesome! Good sense of humor, I saw him live and it was awesome! How is everyone's weekend going? I just got back from seeing Black Swan.


X Factor insiders have reported that Simon Cowell plans to sign four out of the five semi final acts to his SYCO record label.

The music mogul is said to be greatly impressed with the talent of Cher Lloyd, 17, Matt Cardle, 27, Rebecca Ferguson, 24 and One Direction and believes that all have the potential to seel a lot of records. The only remaining contestant he isn’t interested in is Mary Byrne, who has become the bookies favourite to leave on tonight’s results show.

An X Factor source told The Daily Star:

“Simon is really impressed by this year’s semi-final line-up.

“He can see all of them apart from Mary being big money-spinners. He’s told colleagues he expects Matt to win but doesn’t want to let the others get away.

“Simon knows Rebecca has the perfect recording voice and is something special."
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It was obvious on tonight’s show that the judges were all washing their hands of Mary Byrne, in the hopes that she would be voted off this evening. As Adrian Chiles pointed out, all four were all quick to promise the Dublin singer that she will never work in Tesco again but not one assured her that she will have a place in next week’s final.


GLAAD Celebrates 25th Anniversary

GLAAD is happy to be turning 25 years old.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation celebrated its anniversary Friday night with a swanky cocktail party at the Harmony Gold Theatre in Los Angeles. Chaz Bono, Jean Smart, Amber Heard and Ed Begley Jr. were among the celebrity attendees who toasted the group, which focuses on how lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender folks are presented in the media.

"We've made great progress in these media capitols," said Jarrett Barrios, president of GLAAD. "Beyond Hollywood, beyond New York, between these blue states, right at this nation's red center, we have miles to go. How far do we still have to go to ensure that an environment of respect exists for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people?"

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Source: ABC News

OK, I won't lie, this post is kind of an excuse for me to comment on the fact that my girlcrush, Amber Heard, came out recently and to express my shock that all that random speculation on IMDB about her was actually real (for once). More importantly though, I think it's interesting to consider how far the media's come in gay and lesbian representation.

So, ONTD, do you think GLAAD has something worth celebrating?
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'Glee' star Darren Criss to visit Manila

MANILA, Philippines — Darren Criss, the half-Filipino, half-Irish lad who’s making waves with his stint on “Glee,” is set to visit the country this December.

According to reports, the YouTube-turned-“Glee” sensation will deliver his pre-Christmas present to his Filipino fans through mall shows to be held on Dec. 21 (Greenbelt) and 22 (Trinoma).

Although he is yet to set foot in the country, Darren has already expressed his Filipino pride via his Twitter account. In a reply to one of his followers, he said, “I'm half pinoy through and through.”

Darren has recently joined “Glee” as a regular cast member, playing Kurt’s (Chris Colfer) mentor and potential love interest, the openly gay Dalton Academy student, Blaine.



An ONTD Original: The CW!


At present, The CW is home to 10 television shows: 90210, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, Life Unexpected, ANTM, Hellcats, The Vampire Diaries, Nikita, Smallville and Supernatural. [I haven't watched any of TVD yet - I'm waiting until Season 2 ends so I can watch both seasons in one go and probably stan for season 3 onwards.]

But I've noticed a few problems in these shows and tbh, I think a lot of them need to make some serious changes, pronto, before they're shipped off to that dark grotty place in cancelled tv show hell; being pistol whipped between the likes of The Beautiful Life and Melrose Place *shudder*.  Yours truly has a few tips as to how some of our favourite shows can save themselves from the fires of eternal damnation.

The views in the following list are completely my own - Which means they are fact! Deal with it. =P
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How much? How fucking much Jensen? Name your price!!

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A GIRLS ALOUD (sans nadine) REUNION! Plus the Black Eyed Peas!

Cheryl enjoys a night out with the Girls, the Black Eyed Peas... and her mother

Most people enjoy a few after-work drinks.

And Cheryl Cole is no different, stepping out post-X Factor last night with her Girls Aloud mates.

The girls arrived at the upmarket Red Room in Mayfair to party with Cheryl's good friends and Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas.

As always, Cheryl's mother Joan Callaghan was not far from the star's side, and joined her daughter for the night out.


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is it just me or does sarah look somewhat decent?! OMG!
p.s. mods - nicola's solo deal was posted about but it was just tweets. this article has details.

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Which Celebrities Don't Drive?

Having a chauffeur is a perk many celebs enjoy – and some have no choice.

Russell Brand felt bad that his wife Katy Perry had to drive him around, so he recently started taking driving lessons. And it turns out the funny Brit, 35, is in good company.

Here are a few other stars who got their driver's licenses late in life – or simply don't drive at all:


Carey Mulligan, 25, never wanted to drive, but had to learn for her recent movie, Never Let Me Go. "I always thought I'd crash," Mulligan told PEOPLE at the Toronto International Film Festival. "I worked with a driver during awards season and he used to give me lessons on the side so that's how I got it together."

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Best Movie Trailers of 2010

Movie trailers have become a medium unto themselves. Sometimes we're more excited for the trailer to a movie than the actual movie itself (and, indeed, sometimes the trailer ends up being better than the movie). There's a true artistry to the movie trailer, a tightrope act that can come crashing down if it isn't exactly right -- a really good trailer's got to entice and enthrall you to the point where you want more, but it pulls the plug at the last second.

Here are the ten best movie trailers 2010, the ones that got us really excited for the movie -- and for the trailer itself!
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Walking Dead executive producer rebuffs claims of writer's room massacre.

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In an interview with EW, The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens) denies reports that director Frank Darabont fired the hit AMC show’s writing staff. She also confirmed that all of the principal cast — or, presumably, the actors whose characters are still alive at the end of this Sunday’s season finale — are signed up for multiple seasons of the zombie show.

Earlier this week, Deadline reported that Shawshank Redemption filmmaker Frank Darabont — who developed the Walking Dead for television and directed the pilot — had let go the show’s writers, including Murder One co-creator Charles “Chic” Eglee. But earlier today, Hurd refuted that allegation. “It’s completely inaccurate,” she told EW exclusively. “[In] the writers’ room, there are people that have set up other projects that will be their first priority if their own series is picked up as a pilot or if it’s a series. I think [Eglee] just decided that he wants to run his own show.”

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Season Finale Tonight!!!! Here's a sneak peek .

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WATCH: This Famous Hand Model Is Seriously Creepy

Gawker dug up this (inadvertently) hysterical video of a super creepy hand model. Ellen Sirot was interviewed for CBS News a couple of years ago, and is considered one of the world’s most famous hand models. Seriously. Allow us to break down the top 5 reasons why we are so creeped out by Ellen.

1. She constantly moves and strokes her hands in the most disconcerting manner.
2. “I like to say that my hands look good naked.”
3. Things she does not do: cook, clean, take out the garbage, open cans, open windows, open doors, garden, play sports.
4. 15 years. Her hands haven’t seen sunlight in 15 years.
5. Her “seductive” beauty pose.

Watch and see for yourself:

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Jeff Mangum Performs Surprise Show in Brooklyn
Check out the setlist of 10 Neutral Milk Hotel classics

According to various sources on Twitter, elusive Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum performed a very rare set at at loft in Bushwick, Brooklyn tonight. He played ten Neutral Milk Hotel songs for an audience of approximately 75 people.

Ben Goldberg of Ba Da Bing Records, who helped set up the show, says, "I really can't say what this means in terms of future performances. This was a last minute show, done intentionally without buildup to let it be as simple and easy going as possible. It seems to have gone exactly like that. What I honestly feel like I saw tonight wasn't The Greatest Musician In The World Performing The Most Amazing Songs Ever, but rather a fantastic musician performing his wonderful songs. God, I have to say that is so much more gratifying than trying to look at it as a life altering event. I bet others who were there would agree with me."

Setlist below:

01 Oh Comely
02 In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
03 Gardenhead
04 Engine
05 Ghost
06 King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1
07 Song Against Sex
08 Naomi
09 Two Headed Boy
10 Two Headed Boy Pt. 2


Dammit dude, get it together and put out a new album already

Nadine Coyle: Girls Aloud are colleagues, not friends

Nadine Coyle claims Girls Aloud are more like "colleagues than friends".

The singer - whose recent solo album 'Insatiable' failed to reach the top 40 of the UK charts - believes the time she spends with the other members of Girls Aloud, Cheryl Cole, Nicola Roberts, Kimberley Walsh and Sarah Harding, is similar to a holiday because they all get on well when they are together but rarely speak when apart.

She said: "Being in Girls Aloud was a bit like being on holiday with people that you swear you'll keep in touch with when you get back and then, you don't.

"At the end of the day, I would say we were more colleagues than friends."

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In a follow up to this post from yesterday, the thirsty slut/homewrecker/gift from God/possible man Molly Shephard, has struck again. This time releasing nudes of Big Brother 6 and 7 contestant, James Rhine.

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So thankful for all these nudes, but my prayers go out to Rachel Reilly during these ~hard and testing~ times. Bless her soul for having the strength to continue through this all. Allegedly this person also has nudes of Big Brother's Alex, Russell, and Lane. As well as MTV's Kenny Santucci. STAYTHIRSTYGIRL.
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Channing Tatum Scores Production Pact With Relativity Media

Actor Channing Tatum has nailed down a two-year production deal with Relativity Media.

As part of the new pact, Relativity will have the opportunity to partner on projects Tatum and his producing partner Reid Carolin develop at their unnamed production company. The studio’s relationship with the actor includes the films Dear John, Fighting and the forthcoming Haywire, all of which Tatum starred in.

“Channing is an immensely talented actor and incredibly enthusiastic about finding material to produce with Reid,” said Relativity production president Tucker Tooley.

The company is currently developing Contortionist’s Handbook with Greenestreet Films, What’s Left of Us and 11 Minutes. Not part of the Relativity deal is the company’s first project, Ten Year, which stars Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Kate Mara, Brian Geraghty, Chris Pratt and Justin Long. Directed by Jamie Linden, that film, about a high school reunion, starts production this month in New Mexico.

Repped by UTA and Management 360, Tatum will next appear in the Universal comedy The Dilemma in January and the Focus Features epic The Eagle in February. He also has in the can roles in Sony’s The Vow and Dito Montiel’s The Son of No One, which was just announced as the closing film of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in January.

Carolin most recently produced the documentary Earth Made of Glass, which has been nominated for a 2011 Producers Guild Award.

Dewan, who is married to Tatum, will also be a development partner in the company.

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Susan Sarandon and Her Ping Pong Boy Take Miami


Susan Sarandon and her rumored boyfriend, the young ping pong entrepreneur Jonathan Bricklin, were hanging out and giggling at Art Basel in Miami. They keep insisting and insisting that they're not anything but partners in their New York ping pong club, SPiN, as well as ping pong reality show co-developers. Maybe they're opening up a Miami branch? Seriously, there's only so much time you can spend scheming about paddles and balls.

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No it's not just you, Tumblr really is down

It appears that the microblog service Tumblr is currently down as of 6pm Eastern Time. From what we can tell, the service has been down for about an hour now. The Tumblr homepage is up and running although signing up for a new account pushes you to the error page displayed below.

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A search on Twitter for Tumblr shows some very upset users (some comments NSFW) about the outage. Loading different Tumblr blogs and/or loading the same Tumblr blog provides either an the “Error” message displayed below or an overloaded servers message. Patrick on Twitter notes, “Is it just me or is Tumblr down like a solid 15% of the time?”

Interestingly, Tumblr appears to host their status blog on the Tumblr platform – so it too is down. No mention of the outage on the Tumblr Twitter account as of the time of this post.

As always please report in if Tumblr is down where you are – either the main Tumblr site or your personal Tumblog.

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Hannah Montana Final Season DVD

Check out the cover art for Hannah Montana Forever: The Final Season DVD boxset!

Although the second and third season boxsets were skipped over, the final season will debut on shelves on March 8th, 2011.

The Final Season comes with tons of goodies including: a collectible 28-Page memory book which is illustrated with iconic moments from the series, a signed photo of Hannah Montana, a DVD-Exclusive Alternate Ending to the Series Finale, a “Cast Goodbyes” featurette, “From Auditions to Wrap: The Cast Looks Back” featurette, and much more.

PRE-ORDER the boxset NOW on for $20!

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Are TVD's Elena/Damon the new Pacey/Joey?

On last night's totally intense episode of "The Vampire Diaries," poor Stefan (Paul Wesley) got stuck in a tomb with Katherine (Nina Dobrev) and made Damon (Ian Somerhalder) promise to protect Elena. Damon, of course, didn't hesitate to accept, and as he walked away, Katherine hissed that Stefan had made pretty much the biggest mistake of his life.


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Prop 8 on Trial Tomorrow


The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments in the Proposition 8 trial Monday morning.

The court has agreed to allow cameras in the proceedings, Perry v. Schwarzenegger, for the first time since this highly charged issue made its way to the courtroom earlier this year.

The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. California time and will last an hour. This article will have a live stream of the proceedings gavel to gavel on Monday.

Three randomly chosen federal appeals court judges will be asked their opinion on U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling that struck down the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. Proposition 8 was enacted as an amendment to the California Constitution and states that "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."

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Tonight's Dexter- get spoiled here.

See that over there? That’s the end of Dexter‘s fifth season, peeking around the corner, holding a needle behind its back, waiting anxiously for you.

The only thing standing between you and it is Sunday’s “Hop a Freighter,” the second-to-last episode of the year. Craving a preview of the action? You’ve come to the right blog post. We give you four teases from Dexter executive producer Manny Coto.

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As long as Masuka survives, I'll be ok.

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Oprah Picks Dickens


Better set some time aside for Oprah Winfrey's latest book club pick.

The talk show host has selected a pair of Dickens classics, "A Tale of Two Cities" and "Great Expectations." The two novels are being issued in a single bound Penguin paperback edition, around 800 pages, with a list price of $20. The electronic version, also from Penguin, sells for $7.99.

Because the copyright has long expired on the 19th-century novels, they are available through a variety of publishers and even directly from retailers. "Great Expectations" can be downloaded for free on's Kindle reader. "A Tale of Two Cities" costs 99 cents on Barnes & Noble's e-book device, the Nook.

Winfrey is to announce her selection Monday, when her long-awaited reconciliation with Jonathan Franzen will air.

Winfrey picked Franzen's "Freedom" nine years after his ambivalence over her selection of his novel "The Corrections" led her to withdraw his invitation to appear on her show. Franzen has written enviously of Dickens' time, when a new literary release "was anticipated with the kind of fever that a late-December film release inspires today."

On Sunday, The Associated Press purchased a copy of the new Dickens volume, which has the book club logo on the cover.

Messages left for Winfrey's Harpo Productions in Chicago weren't immediately returned.

Winfrey has chosen older works before, including Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina" and John Steinbeck's "East of Eden." Her website recommends Dickens' "David Copperfield," noting it was a favorite of Tolstoy's.

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Amber Heard Comes Out as a Lesbian

Actress Amber Heard, the beautiful young actress from Pineapple Express and Zombieland, has officially come out of the closet as a lesbian and is attending GLAAD's 25th anniversary celebration with her partner Tasya van Ree (pictured above).


I think it's wonderful that she's out and proud especially since she doesn't fit the lesbian stereotype and proving that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Plus she's super hott.


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Bristol Palin Makes Gay Joke to Margaret Cho


It appears that once again the Palin family is having trouble discerning between what is and is not acceptable to say on Facebook. This time it is Bristol Palin who in an open letter to her Dancing With the Stars cast mate Margaret Cho explained that if the comedian and actress could just see how common sense her family’s conservative values were she would, “embrace us faster than KD Lang at an Indigo Girls concert.” Margaret is an open bisexual while KD and Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of The Indigo Girls are open lesbians.

Also in the letter is Bristol’s response to what she claims is false information dispensed by Margaret. While Margaret said Sarah Palin forced her daughter to go on the show to gain media coverage and make-up for ruining the 2008 election for her, Bristol said none of these facts were true. She claims she was approached herself and her parents played no role in forcing her on the program. She also stated, “Anyone who watched the show could tell I performed better, and I felt better about myself, when they were in the audience. I wanted to make them both proud, but politics had nothing to do with it. Loving my parents had everything to do with it.”

As for her gay quip, while not as harsh as sister Willow’s decidedly homophobic rant in defense of her mom, it does seem to be a bit of a dig at bisexual Margaret, who is in fact currently married to a man.


Details On Britwick's Romantic Mexican Getaway

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Britney Spears celebrated a very happy long birthday weekend with boyfriend Jason Trawick during a romantic trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  "When they landed, she got to the [private] villa and was blown away," a source tells PEOPLE of the couple, who arrived on Dec. 2, Spears's 29th birthday. "Jason had arranged a red velvet cake for her birthday."

Last week, Spears's camp denied a tabloid report that Trawick "beat on" the pop star. And their intimate getaway, which included a private chef and a fridge stocked with fresh fruit, seemed to prove their point.  "They suntanned and did a lot of relaxing and decompressing," says the source. "They seemed very much in love. " Indeed, a source close to Spears told PEOPLE last week that "the couple's relationship is better [than ever]. Britney and Jason lately have been very happy together."

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Taiwanese Animated News celebrates one year since the Tiger Wood scandal made them famous.

It's hard to believe that it's been a year since Tiger Woods had his little accident. That incident resulted in Next Media Animation's first world-wide viral hit. Ever since Tiger, cheating men has been a mainstay subject for NMA. We'd like to take the opportunity to thank all the "leading men" that has appeared in our animation over the past year. Let's take a look back with Vanessa and Jen-Jen, the anchor girls.

NMA World News has made so many awesome videos about celebrities that I thought I would share with you some of the best.

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Judges mocked me but I'll be big star, says Wagner

 X Factor’s Wagner Carrilho says he NEVER wanted to win the show – and today declares that he will be the ONLY star the public will remember when it’s all over.
In his first-ever interview, the ­Brazilian charmer yesterday revealed:
What really happened behind the scenes of Britain’s biggest TV show
The TRUTH about his bust-up with “nasty” Matt Cardle
How he is now mobbed by adoring female fans.
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Harry Potter Movie Mix: The Most Awkward Moments

My 12 days of Harry Potter countdown continues with another fun video that stretches across all six movies. The Harry Potter movie franchise has been full of love and wise words, but there has also been plenty of awkwardness. Chalk it up to the fact that we've watched Harry, Ron, and Hermione age from cute kids to teens, so we've lived with them through their gawky phases. Since those scenes are often as entertaining as they are painful to watch, I've mashed them all up together for your viewing pleasure.



If you're talking about scary movie scenes, the last decade offered plenty. Some subtle, others gross, but the best able to make you jump out of your skin. As Halloween approaches, audiences can choose between the muted menace of Paranormal Activity 2 or the graphic gore of Saw 3D. My Top Ten scare scenes are a mix of tricky treats.

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Katy Perry on America’s Glorious Past, Ke$ha on Our Postapocalyptic Future

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One of the words most commonly associated with Ke$ha’s music is “dumb.” You can straight up just rip the “dumb” entry out of your thesaurus, because Ke$ha reviews will always have you covered; same goes for “filthy” and “juvenile.” The notices for Cannibal, a mini-album companion to last spring’s Animal LP, are full of this stuff: The album is, allegedly, all “dumbness” and “unrepentant filthiness.” As for our singer, she “didn’t really set the bar for intellectual heft” and “you’d never know she had a brain” and “as a human being Ke$ha is a terrible failure.”

These are reasonably positive reviews I’m quoting, too. It’s generally considered okay to say these things about Ke$ha records, because the records don’t exactly have pretensions toward being anything more impressive. As for the word “dumb,” Ke$ha uses it herself, in a positive sense: The chorus of “We R Who We R,” Cannibal’s big single, talks about “dancing like we’re dumb / our bodies going numb.” And if you happen to find the song’s triumphant, trance pop appealing — which, for the record, I totally do — then this isn’t boneheaded, oafish dumbness she’s talking about. It’s more like the hollowed-out, free-of-yourself feeling people find in lots of places: brute animal experience, religious transport, drug use, dancing to giant buzzy synth sounds, wherever. It always sounds a bit high-flown when you say it, especially about a crude pop star like Ke$ha, but electronic dance music has spent decades poking at feelings that are almost spiritual, that sense of being subsumed and out-of-body.

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Polanski Sweeps European Film Awards

The Ghost Writer has won 6 European Film Academy awards, the European equivalent of the Oscars, this evening in Tallinn, Estonia. Polanski’s thriller won Best European Film, while Polanski picked up Best Director and shared the screenwriting award with co-author Robert Harris. Ewan McGregor won Best Actor, while production design and music were also honored. In an interview this weekend, Harris said the Swiss authorities were so understanding about Polanski’s need to finish editing The Ghost Writer, they moved editing equipment into the prison where he was being held while facing deportation back to the U.S last year. More than 2,300 academy members voted.

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Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens to Host US X Factor?

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens are reportedly being lined up as hosts of the US version of The X Factor.

Simon Cowell has apparently decided that having three Brits on the show is too risky, meaning Dermot O'Leary will miss out on the presenting role after Cheryl Cole was allegedly offered a spot on the judging panel.

A source said: "There could only be Simon and an absolute maximum of one other Brit on the show. He wants that Brit to be Cheryl. Dermot will be completely distraught. He spent months in America lobbying to get this job.

"He held out a lot of hope. But he can't compete with Zac and Vanessa. They are two of the biggest stars in the States and will make American X Factor the biggest show in the world.

"They are more popular than Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with under-30s in America. They're in huge demand and would have to turn down a lot of work in order to do this."

Meanwhile, Cowell is said to want Dannii Minogue to return to the UK X Factor next year after proving herself as a mentor.

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Inside Game of Thrones

Go behind the scenes with George R.R. Martin (the author of "A Game Of Thrones"), the executive producers, the crew and the cast as they talk about what to expect in HBO's new dramatic series "Game Of Thrones." The new series premieres April 2011. For more information, go to


Can someone please remind Usher that he's supposed to be "dead"?

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With their grand total still sitting at less than $300,000, we’re sure a few of the celebs who let A. Keys-Dean convince them to swear off Twitter are plotting their return to the web as we speak. But in the mean time, it looks like Ursher just said f*ck it.

How long until the “my twitter was hacked” statement? SMH.



Christina Aguilera Always Offered Similar Roles

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Christina Aguilera has been offered movie roles prior to her debut performance in 'Burlesque' but has always believed them to be too similar to her own personality.

Christina Aguilera gets offered movie roles too similar to her own life.

The 'Not Myself Tonight' hitmaker - who recently took a starring role in her debut movie 'Burlesque' alongside music legend Cher - has been suggested for film roles previously but has always turned them down because they were too "direct" to her.

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I just saw Dreamgirls the other day. Xtina's acting >>>>>>>>>>>> Beyonce's sry2say

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David Cohen of Variety just spoke to Christopher Nolan about The Dark Knight Rises script. As you can see from his tweet, Nolan has just a couple days left to put the finishing touches on it.

Since Warner Bros. will be receiving the script on Monday, is it possible they’ll send out a press release with the villain and plot summary before Christmas? Or will we have to wait until early next year? We’ll find out soon!

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The Beaver Trailer Recut Using Angry Mel Gibson Phone Calls

They were kind of asking for this. Put Mel Gibson in a two minute trailer where he plays ventriloquist, and it was only a matter of time before someone replaced his puppet voice with angry, out of control, Mel Gibson phone calls. Normally I don’t support all the Mel Gibson piling on, but really, this was inevitable. We might as well get it out of the way now, so we can moves on with our lives. Besides, as pretentious and preachy as The Beaver trailer is, this is kind of an improvement.
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Proof That Tom Hardy Is Playing Dr. Hugo Strange In The Dark Knight Rises?

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So, Tom Hardy’s role in Chris Nolan’s next Batmovie, The Dark Knight Rises, looks like it is going to be Dr. Hugo Strange after all. I’ve been very sceptical about this rumour before, but if there’s proof, or at least evidence, I’m obviously going to melt.

So where’s this proof? Well, over at Aint It Cool, Harry Knowles says:

"It seems that Chris & Jonathan Nolan and that David Goyer have been digging deep for the villain. In fact, Batman first went up against this guy in 1940 in the pages of Detective Comics. The word is, Tom Hardy is playing Dr. Hugo Strange, who has a bit of an obsession surrounding The Batman. Strange how common that seems to be in Gotham. In fact – it seems that Nolan and crew are exploiting that great Prey arc that was written by Doug Moench and illustrated by the great Paul Gulacy and Terry Austin – and ran from September of 1990 to February 1991."
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It’s no secret I hate Michael Bay to the point where it manifests itself at the drop of a hat. Case in point, my grandmother asked me to pass the potatoes during Thanksgiving dinner and I yelled, “Transformers 2 gave me AIDS!” before smashing the gravy boat. That said, Michael Bay was allowed to direct another Victoria’s Secret holiday commercial (Here’s last year’s.) which should literally be the only thing he’s allowed to do from here on out. Clearly it’s his calling. I mean, shit, this thing has unicorns, and I’m pretty sure some sort of subplot where Adriana Lima tells me I’m Jesus. Honestly, I’m a little woozy, so she might have said “Sexual Batman.” I should really lie down for a minute…

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The Cook-off: 'Hell's Kitchen' vs 'Top Chef'

[Wednesday] night, the cooking gods conspired to bring TV viewers something truly special, Hell's Kitchen and Top Chef on the same night. It was an interesting experience, watching the two shows back-to-back and it got me thinking. So today, I present to you, Hell's Kitchen vs Top Chef, a side-by-side look at what makes this two culinary competition shows so totally different.

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