December 20th, 2010



We reveal the scowling X Factor loser's nasty backstage name-calling

Cher Lloyd is a stroppy teen

Cher Lloyd's backstage bitching on The X Factor was particularly vitriolic towards Dannii Minogue.

An X Factor source tells us that Cher, 17, called the 39-year-old ‘an old lady' behind her back.

Now's spy says: ‘I heard Cher asking: "Who is she anyway?" about Dannii and saying she ignores everything she says because she isn't relevant.

She even called Cheryl Cole "pretty old", although she does refer to her as "the queen" and herself as "the princess".

'And despite telling everyone she'll duet with Cheryl on a track in the New Year, she had the cheek to say: "Cheryl's time is up.

'I'll be up for a Brit Award soon and wipe the floor with her."

'Her arrogance has shocked a lot of people.'


Tony Romo & Candice Crawford: The Proposal Pic

TMZ has obtained a photo of Tony Romo, down on one knee, at the moment he proposed to his now fiancée, Candice Crawford.

Romo popped the question during Candice's 24th birthday party on Thursday night.

The Cowboys weren't doing a lot of winning when Romo was playing this year, so it's the first time we've seen him take a knee in quite a while.

'Big Brother' Cry-Baby's Star-Studded Apology

According to the International Star Registry, Brendon got the appropriate paperwork in order this week -- certifying the star's new name -- and even purchased a $70 bracelet with the star's coordinates to sweeten the deal.

It's not his first attempt at an apology -- as we previously reported, Brendon posted an "I'm sorry" video online recently ... after his ex-GF and "Big Bro" co-star Rachel allegedly found out he sent pics of his schlong to a girl he met online.

No worries though -- if the video didn't cut it, a paper star certificate and bracelet definitely will do the trick. Right?
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FBI reading ONTD comments in Lilo posts

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TMZ has learned ... the FBI is now in possession of threatening and harassing messages sent to Lindsay Lohan and other members of her family.

As we first reported, Lindsay has been receiving a variety of ominous messages ... some of which her people believe came from Britney Spears' ex BFF, Sam Lutfi.

Sources tell us Dina Lohan and Michael Jr. have also been receiving strange messages -- some of which badmouth Dina, others warning them to stay away from Lutfi and Michael Lohan.

We're told DiLo has passed along the info to the FBI -- the agency that worked with her on Ali Lohan's identity theft case -- and they're "looking into it."


Dianna Agron talks about her upcoming movie, I am Number Four

When director D.J. Caruso cast Dianna Agron (Glee) as the lead in his sci-fi action thriller I Am Number Four, he took a chance on a rising young star. After all, while Glee was getting a lot of press, there was always the chance the show would flame out. But if you follow the ratings, you know Glee is bigger than ever, and the casting of Agron looks like a great move.

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NY Jets player sued for attacking fan ... with a snowball!

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NY Jets defensive superstar Shaun Ellis must have one hell of an arm -- because dude was just sued for firing a snowball at a Seattle Seahawks fan who claims the icey attack caused him physical and emotional pain.

The infamous snowball incident went down in 2008 -- after the Jets lost to the Seahawks ... and were subsequently eliminated from the playoffs.

According to the lawsuit, Ellis was bitter about the defeat ... and as he walked off the field, he "stopped, picked up a large block or chunk or packed snow ... and threw it into the crowd" ... striking a man named Robert Larson.

In the suit, Larson -- a Seahwaks season ticket holder -- claims he had been waving a pro-Seahawks sign ... which made him a perfect snowball target.

Larson claims Ellis said the snowball toss was "all in fun" -- but Lawson says he was seriously messed up in the incident ... and has suffered physical injury, humiliation, mental distress, pain and wage loss.

No word on how much cash Larson is looking to rake in.

lolwut. It was a freaking snowball.

Dancing on my Own Voted Best Song of the Year, Captain Obvious Concurs With Said Decision

Guardian music critics voted in droves for Robyn's anthem to nightclub loneliness. But is there more to this track than first meets the ear? Peter Robinson thinks so ...

In 2010, the singles chart got officially up in The Club. For JLS, The Club was alive with the sound of music, while Flo Rida noted that The Club could not even handle him. It was The Club where Will.I.Am messed with the baddest chicks, and where the DJ kept Kelly Rowland safe – who, lest we forget, was partying 'till hella late". Beats dropped, shawtys pumped on dancefloors and "the VIP" was definitely a jolly place to be.

Club-based inanities became the top 10's new obsession but these songs, purchased by millions of schoolchildren too young to have even considered ordering fake IDs, were club tracks for people who have never been clubbing – bold, grotesque caricatures of a lowest common denominator nightlife that doesn't exist in the real world.

Robyn's own contribution to this genre was the odd one out – and it was a complete triumph. In Dancing On My Own, Robyn is not at The Club with a party-hard crew hell-bent on a night of booty and bodyshots; she is alone, drawn to the dancefloor by the masochistic need to see her ex with his new flame. As nights out go, it's a bit light on fun: "I'm in the corner, watching you kiss her," Robyn sings. "I'm right over here, why can't you see me? I'm giving it my all, but I'm not the girl you're taking home."

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I know people are gonna use this post as an excuse to post their favorite song on 2010 but if it isn't Dancing On My Own, it isn't relevant. So instead of wasting everyone's damn time, go buy your mamadukes a last-minute x-mas gift, or track down the Demi sex tape or shave your back, idgaf, just don't bring your hipster ass nonsense about Combination Pizza Hut And Taco Bell or some whack ass Kanye track, cuz that shit ain't poppin off in hurr, ya heard?
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The King and Queen in Australia

Living the good life in the Land Down Under, Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z were spotted out on the balcony of their hotel in Perth, Australia on Sunday (December 19).

The "Halo" singing hottie and her "99 Problems" hip-hop star hubby enjoyed the oceanfront view while cuddling up as curious passerbys and paparazzi gathered on ground level to catch a glimpse of the power couple.

Beyonce and Jay are situated in Aussieland as the 41-year-old rapper continues tour efforts with U2 - most recently performing at Patersons Stadium on Saturday night.

During his set, Jay-Z treated the audience to a range of hits including "Empire State of Mind," "Forever Young" and "Run This Town" before closing things out while joined by Linkin Park for a rockin' rendition of "Numb".
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Vince Vaughn is a father!

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Christmas came early for Vince Vaughn, with his wife Kyla Weber giving birth to a healthy baby girl on Saturday morning, Dec. 18, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.

Locklyn Kyla Vaughn, who weighed 7 lbs. and measured 20 inches long, was born at a hospital in Chicago, Vaughn's hometown. The actor's rep confirms the good news.

"Both of them couldn't be happier to welcome their sweet little girl into their family!" says a friend of the couple's.

It's a first child for both Vaughn, 40, and Weber, a Canadian real estate agent, who married in January 2010.


Shania Twain is engaged!

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Looks like they made it!

Country superstar Shania Twain is engaged to Frederic Thiebaud, her rep confirms exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly, out Tuesday.

Twain, 45, stepped out with Thiebaud, 40, for a PDA-packed lunch at Serafina's Fabulous Grill in NYC on Thursday with an enormous engagement ring.

"I've never seen Shania so happy," a pal tells Us of the singer. Swiss-born Thiebaud, a Nestle business executive, popped the question about two months ago in Switzerland.

The couple's road to matrimony was an exceptionally complicated one. Thiebaud is the ex-husband of Twain's former best friend Marie-Anne Thiebaud -- the woman Robert "Mutt" Lange, Twain's husband of 14 years, abruptly left her for in May 2008. (Both Lange and Marie-Anne denied the affair.)

Writing on her official website, she called Frederic "a dear friend and true gentleman...We leaned on one another through the ups and downs, taking turns holding each other up. We've become stronger and closer through it all."

Adds the Twain pal: "She has ended up with the love of her life."

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Tracy Morgan recovering from surgery, will miss several episodes of '30 Rock'

Expect a huge void on TGS in March: EW has learned exclusively that Tracy Morgan — aka Tracy Jordan, the star of the show within the show, 30 Rock – will miss at least two episodes of the NBC comedy because he’s recovering from surgery. The comedian underwent a kidney transplant on or around Dec. 10 and though the surgery was successful — he was seen at a Knicks game on Friday – the writers are giving him plenty of time to recover.

EW has learned that executive producer Tina Fey and her team of scribes to address Morgan’s absence by saying he has some sort of a meltdown because of a good thing that’s happened to him. He’s expected to miss at least two, maybe three episodes, that will air March.

Reps for Morgan could not be reached for comment.

Morgan is the second member of the cast to undergo a kidney transplant. Grizz Chapman, who serves as a member of Tracy’s security detail on the show, underwent surgery earlier this year. He’s the national spokesperson for the Kidney Foundation.

In 1996, Morgan was diagnosed with diabetes. He told Time last year that during the first season of 30 Rock, he didn’t take the disease seriously. “Then one day I got really sick,” the actor said. “The doctor was like, `Hey, listen, we may have to take your foot.’ That was it for me. Now I take my insulin every day. My blood sugar doesn’t get over 120.”

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A Holiday Message from Ricky Gervais: Why I’m An Atheist

Why don’t you believe in God? I get that question all the time. I always try to give a sensitive, reasoned answer. This is usually awkward, time consuming and pointless. People who believe in God don’t need proof of his existence, and they certainly don’t want evidence to the contrary. They are happy with their belief. They even say things like “it’s true to me” and “it’s faith.” I still give my logical answer because I feel that not being honest would be patronizing and impolite. It is ironic therefore that “I don’t believe in God because there is absolutely no scientific evidence for his existence and from what I’ve heard the very definition is a logical impossibility in this known universe,” comes across as both patronizing and impolite.

Arrogance is another accusation. Which seems particularly unfair. Science seeks the truth. And it does not discriminate. For better or worse it finds things out. Science is humble. It knows what it knows and it knows what it doesn’t know. It bases its conclusions and beliefs on hard evidence -­- evidence that is constantly updated and upgraded. It doesn’t get offended when new facts come along. It embraces the body of knowledge. It doesn’t hold on to medieval practices because they are tradition. If it did, you wouldn’t get a shot of penicillin, you’d pop a leach down your trousers and pray. Whatever you “believe,” this is not as effective as medicine. Again you can say, “It works for me,” but so do placebos. My point being, I’m saying God doesn’t exist. I’m not saying faith doesn’t exist. I know faith exists. I see it all the time. But believing in something doesn’t make it true. Hoping that something is true doesn’t make it true. The existence of God is not subjective. He either exists or he doesn’t. It’s not a matter of opinion. You can have your own opinions. But you can’t have your own facts.

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Ricky Martin's "Music+Soul+Sex" Album Cover

Ricky Martin turns up the heat in the cover art for his new record, Music+Soul+Sex!

The 38-year-old singer will release his latest album on February 1, 2011! The album features “Lo Mejor de Mi Vida Eres Tu” - the English version, “The Best Thing About Me Is You,” featuring Joss Stone, will hit radio airwaves next month!

Music+Soul+Sex is Ricky’s first new studio album in six years!

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Pedophilia Guide Author Arrested

Phillip Greaves, who infamously sold The Pedophile's Guide To Love and Pleasure through Amazon's e-book store, has been arrested on obscenity charges. He probably shouldn't have sent an autographed copy of his creepy "child lover's" guide to a Florida sheriff.

Greaves was arrested at home in Pueblo, Colorado by deputies from Polk County in Florida, to whom Greaves had sold and mailed his book. The third degree felony charges are reportedly punishable by up to 30 years in prison, which, revolting as this book is, would be a ridiculous sentence to impose for shipping some printed made-up words to a backwater sheriff who wasn't inspired to actually molest anyone (hopefully).


Sam Worthington Admits to Moviefone That 'Clash of the Titans' Let People Down

It's not often that an actor admits a movie they starred in was straight-up bad. But on the set of his latest movie, 'Man on a Ledge,' Sam Worthington told Moviefone that he wasn't exactly pleased by -- but agreed with -- the Internet's response to the 2010 remake of 'Clash of the Titans.'

"I just think we can improve on it," he told Moviefone of the upcoming 'Titans' sequel. "I think the first one, we kind of let down some people. And yeah, I totally agree. The only point of doing a sequel is either the audience demands it or you believe you can better the first one. What we're setting out to do with this one -- the writers and the director and myself -- is improve. I think I can act f***ing better, to be honest ... Just take all the notes from people that I have been reading about on the 'net and give them a movie they f***ing want. This one I want to kind of try to satisfy a lot more people."

Seems like Worthington is the rare actor who listens to what the people want. And he promises 'Clash of the Titans 2' will be better.

"I've always said you make movies for an audience, that's who you make movies for," he said. "If the audience is speaking, it's like the old gladiator thing, they give us the thumbs up/thumbs down, you want to stay alive in that coliseum as long as you can."

Source: Moviefone

Janelle Monáe: why she made the headlines in 2010

She's a Kansas-born singer who fronts an arts collective with high ideals and a mission to unite people through literature and song

Standing just over five feet tall in her trademark saddle brogues, Janelle Monáe has achieved a cultural impact in 2010 that is disproportionate to her size.

On stage, the Kansas-born singer is a blur of black and white. Her signature Afro quiff routinely comes undone. She flings off a black, grim reaper cowl to reveal a white, high-necked, Victorian, ruffed shirt paired with tuxedo trousers. It's a smart retro look utterly at odds with the hyper-sexualised standard for female R&B acts, one that has made her a favourite on the pages of Vogue. But has anyone – stylists, photographers – tried to change her?

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New Cut Copy LP Tracklisting Announced!

Cut Copy are happy to announce the tracklisting for their upcoming LP, “Zonoscope.” Produced by the band’s Dan Whitford, it will be released on Feb 4 in Australia, Feb 7 in Europe, and Feb 8 in North America on CD, Deluxe CD, and 2 X Vinyl.

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Obligatory "flawless Australian pop rock, shits on all your faves, etc." statement.
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A Ben Whishaw Post

Julie Taymor's version of Shakespeare's The Tempest was just released, and a couple weeks ago posted a preview of the entire soundtrack, composed by Elliot Goldenthal. Here are two songs from the film, "Full Fathom Five" and "What the Bee Sucks" in their entirety. Blah blah this is just an excuse to post Ben Whishaw's smooth and buttery voice singing I cannot fucking even ~oh mah gad~ etc. 

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Bone fragments found may belong to Amelia Earhart!

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Three bone fragments found on a deserted South Pacific island are being tested to see if they are Amelia Earhart's – some 73 years after the famed aviator went missing while trying to circumnavigate the globe in her small aircraft.

University of Oklahoma scientists hope to extract DNA from three tiny bone chips found on Nikumaroro Island, several thousand miles south of Hawaii, and compare it to samples donated by an anonymous member of Earhart's family. The testing could take months to complete, ABC News reports.

Researchers have traveled 10 times to Nikumaroro since 1989 in an effort to determine what happened to Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, on their 1937 expedition – one of the great mysteries of the 20th century.

In 2007, they discovered personal items on Nikumaroro that may have belonged to Earhart, as well as the remains of a campsite, which suggests Earhart and Noonan could have survived a landing on the island and lived there briefly.
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This is pretty awesome! It's also really fascinating to me since I'm a History major.
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"Waiting for Forever" Trailer


Starring: the flawless Tom Sturridge. Rachel Bilson, Nikki Blonsky, and Richard Jenkins
Directed by: James Keach

IMDB Sypnosis:

Best friends while they were growing up, Emma (Rachel Bilson) and Will (Tom Sturridge) lost touch a long time ago as far as she knows. To Will, Emma never stopped being the most important person in his life. Believing them to be forever linked, he goes wherever she goes. Will doesn't have a home, a car, or a real job. He survives on his talent as a juggler and entertainer talents honed through years of showing off for Emma. When her father gets sick, Emma returns to their hometown, trying to leave behind her complicated love life and failing career as a TV actress. As its characters face love, death and their own preconceptions, WAITING FOR FOREVER questions the realities of life.

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Foxy Brown Prepares A 'Christmas Massacre' For Lil' Kim

According to HipHopWired, promotion for the upcoming event goes a bit like this: "PLATINUM CAMP PRODUCTIONS in association with BLACK ROSES CREW & BROOKLYN'S BAD GAL FOXY BROWN are excited to announce the most anticipated response since (Jay Z's Takeover), “CHRISTMAS MASSACRE” Coming Soon!!!”

“Foxy's single is set to drop at the holiday party at Club Jelani's on December 24th, 2010 where she will address the issue with Lil Kim. The party will be hosted by K. Foxx of HOT 97 FM and music by Massive B, Bobby Konders, Jabba & DJ Boof!”

The fansite also states that Nicki Minaj receives a shoutout on the track."Foxy also sends a shout out to her girl Nicki Minaj."

Roeper's top films of 2010

1. “Inception”

Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” is a movie for the ages. An incredibly rich, dense, multi-layered and beautifully rendered masterpiece, it’s one of the most beautiful, complex and challenging films I’ve ever seen. Leonardo DiCaprio is front and center as Cobb, who has the ability to penetrate dreams. But it’s a lot more complicated than that. On one level, “Inception” plays like a standard thriller. You’ll recognize elements of films such as “The Matrix” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” but this is a truly original work of art. The special effects are jaw-dropping, the cinematography is gorgeous, the performances are uniformly excellent, the score is amazing. A century from now, movie lovers will be debating this great, great film.
2 through 10 after the cut.

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The Social Network is entirely too high on this list.
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What Aziz Ansari Doesn't Know About Tacos

Sprightly, 27-year-old Aziz Ansari plays Tom, a small-town guy with big-town dreams on NBC's Parks and Recreation, which returns for its third season in January. We met at Little Dom's Italian restaurant in Los Angeles one oppressively hot November afternoon.

ESQUIRE: How hard is it to stand up and tell jokes to people?

AZIZ ANSARI: It's not very hard. At a certain point, you've got to be pretty confident that you're good. If I do a show tomorrow and for whatever reason no one laughs, I'll be like, Wow, those people are weird.

ESQ: Does that ever happen?

AA: As far as a specific joke? I always hate telling my jokes in print 'cause I always feel like it reads so not funny and people read it and they think, Oh, so that's what that guy does in his stand-up? That's terrible.

ESQ: Fair enough. Let's not talk about comedy.

AA: I like food a lot.

ESQ: Great. Let's talk about food. What kind of food do you like?

AA: I like hole-in-the-wall places that are like really good, like taco trucks and things like that.

ESQ: Are you a foodie?

AA: I would say so, yeah. Have you been to that Taco Zone truck in Echo Park?


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One more month until Parks and Rec is back!

An interview with Conor Oberst

One of the most lauded American songwriters of his generation will turn 31 on February 15th—which happens to be the release date of what may be the final Bright Eyes album. Conor Mullen Oberst appears ready for a change—not that he hasn't been evolving all along. Since the turn of the century, the one-time teen folk phenom from Omaha has expanded both his worldview and the scope of the albums released under the Bright Eyes name. He's catalogued life in the big city (I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning) and on the open road (Cassadaga); he's gotten politically outspoken ("When the President Talks to God," "Four Winds") and active (Obama rallies, immigration-rights benefits).

Now—after nearly four years, during which he released two albums with the Mystic Valley Band and recorded and toured with Jim James and M. Ward as the indie godhead Monsters of Folk—Oberst returns with The People's Key, the most outward-looking Bright Eyes record yet. Taking its cues from science fiction, faith, and politics, rife with references to the Holy Trinity, Haile Selassie and Rastafaris, Sisyphus, Caesar, the second coming, and ultimately, enlightenment and non-violence. It's a record that asks the big questions. We got into some of them when I sat down with Conor Oberst recently in New York, including a still-unanswered one: whether he's really ready to retire the Bright Eyes name.
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'X-Factor' Under Investigation After Receiving Complaints About Racy Performances

is under investigation by UK regulatory arm Ofcom after airing racy Rihanna and Christina Aguilera performances during what is supposed to be a family-friendly hour.

The U.K. Telegraph reports that Ofcam, which serves as a British FCC, received 2,750 complaints, and the network, ITV, received 1,500.

On the Dec. 11 finale, which was watched by 14 million viewers, a scantily-clad Aguilera sang two songs from Burlesque while grinding with female dancers and chair dancing. Rihanna then sang "What's My Name," stripping down from a gown to a bustier. Both performances aired between 7 and 9 p.m., before the so-called "watershed" hour, when children stop watching.

The number of complaints doubled after the U.K. Daily Mail wrote a column last Tuesday, with a columnist calling out the network for airing "sex-crazed nymphs before the watershed."


Lindsay Passed Drug & Alcohol Test Following Alleged Betty Ford Bust, Says Dad Michael

Lindsay Lohan’s father Michael has come to her defense following the release of a story claiming that officials at The Betty Ford Center busted up a alcohol-fueled party that the actress and her roommates were throwing at one of the treatment center’s satellite homes. Michael told exclusively that the story is untrue.
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Net Neutrality Update

basically a follow-up to this post

Late Monday, a majority of the FCC's commissioners indicated that they're going to vote with Chairman Julius Genachowski for a toothless Net Neutrality rule.

According to all reports, the rule, which will be voted on during tomorrow's FCC meeting, falls drastically short of earlier pledges by President Obama and the FCC Chairman to protect the free and open Internet.

The rule is so riddled with loopholes that it's become clear that this FCC chairman crafted it with the sole purpose of winning the endorsement of AT&T and cable lobbyists, and not defending the interests of the tens of millions of Internet users.

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i know most of ONTD isn't big on politics, but this is something that you guys really should read.
eta: imagine paying your internet provider more $$$ just so you can go on ontd!
for those of you who want to know what you can do, is a good place to start :)

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Monday Oscar Post, week 8

Oscar Futures: You Know What’s Cool? A Billion Critics’ Awards

Every week between now and January 25 when the nominations are announced, movies and stars will help themselves — or sometimes, hurt themselves — in the Oscar race.
For the seventh week (last week's post right here), we continue our coverage of Vulture's Oscar Futures to find out who's up, who's down, and who's currently leading the race for a coveted nomination –now also featuring Foreign Film, Animated Feature and Screenplay. I’ll add Best Documentary feature predictions next week, when I’ll have more time.

This week, Vulture deals with the aftermath of the GG and SAG nominations, and can no longer pretend Armie Hammer has a shot at this.

Best Picture

UP: The Social Network. King's Speech predictably scored the most Globe nominations, but Social Network got top prizes from eleven of the twelve critics groups that gave awards this week, plus an assist from Time magazine.

Down: True Grit. Completely shafted by the Golden Globes.

CURRENT PREDIX: 127 Hours, Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter’s Bone.

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Pixie Lott Goes Out Painted as Tiger

Animal print is in, but a) a ­delicate splash will usually suffice and b) it’s too cold to wear nothing but body paint.

Still, I kinda like that Pixie Lott, 19, went all out to go to Boujis painted up as a tiger – with cat ears and everything.

It’s easier to get away with if you’re young, pretty and blonde, I guess.

She is with male model boyfriend Oliver Cheshire.

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Prince of Pop, better than Bieber, child prodigy etc. releases EP tomorrow!!!

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You can officially freak out, Cody fans! *drumroll please* New Cody Simpson music is on its way with the 4 U EP, available on iTunes Tuesday, December 21. Check out the tracklist:

1. Round of Applause
2. iYiYi (feat. Flo Rida)
3. All Day
4. Don't Cry Your Heart Out
5. iYiYi (acoustic version)


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Betty White Voted AP Entertainer Of The Year

What Betty White did in 2010 doesn't usually happen: an 88-year-old actress with more than six decades in Hollywood suddenly became the object of adulation of the Facebook-connected masses, which campaigned for her to host "Saturday Night Live," boosting the show's ratings and helping her set ratings records for her own show.

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Yes, tl/dr and all that. I didn't bold because there isn't anything more or less interesting. Either read it if ya want or just go ahead and post gifs and memes. Sorry if this was posted arleady.

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Keith Olbermann Returns to Twitter

That was fast.

Keith Olbermann returned to Twitter early Monday morning -- about four days after announcing he would stop using the microblogging site after the outcry over his handling of the Julian Assange rape allegations.

On Thursday, Olbermann received a barrage of angry Tweets after discussing Assange's rape allegations with Michael Moore, who contributed $20,000 to bail the WikiLeaks founder out of jail. After, took Olbermann to task for re-tweeting a link to a story that identified the women who accused Assange of raping them, leading Olbermann to write, "I'll thus unblock all blocks, wish you all a Merry Christmas and I'll suspend this account until/if this frenzy is stopped."

Early Monday morning, Olbermann wrote, "And we're back. Tweeting will resume tomorrow. Good night and... etc. (Avatar dates to 1971 at Yankee Stadium)."

Olbermann was briefly suspended in November by MSNBC for making political donations.


First ONTD post about it: HERE


Ciara has revealed that her close friend Kim Kardashian is planning a new career in pop music.

The singer confirmed various rumours linking the reality TV star with a move to pop, saying that Kardashian is "fascinated" with the music business.

The 'Goodies' star told MTV: "I told her if she needs me, I'm here. She really, really is fascinated with the music video process and stuff like that. She's a very, very glamorous girl.

"She really loves that whole idea, and so she joked about it like, 'I wanna shoot a music video, but I don't want people to take it too serious. I would just like to have fun with it'."




Details in the Harry Potter actress assault case

Harry Potter actress was beaten and branded a prostitute by her brother after dating man 'who was not a Muslim'

A Harry Potter actress fled her home after her father and brother threatened to kill her for going out with a Hindu man, a court heard yesterday.

Afshan Azad, 22, who appeared in the blockbuster movies as Padma Patil, was attacked and branded a ‘slag’ when Muslim relatives found out about her boyfriend.

The actress was so scared that she escaped out of her bedroom window and later fled her home city.

Police were called and her father, Abul Azad, 54, and brother, Ashraf, 28, were arrested and charged with making threats to kill her. The actress’s brother was also charged with assault.

But Miss Azad refused to testify and yesterday failed to turn up at their trial at Manchester Crown Court.

Instead Crown prosecutors decided to accept a guilty plea to assault by her brother while both men were formally found not guilty of making threats to kill.

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Diplo Gives Out BlackBerry Pin Number, Free Phones

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Ho Ho Ho starting today Santa Diplo will be giving away BlackBerry smartphones via his Twitter account.

For the next two weeks, one phone a day will be awarded to a follower of @Diplo account who has re-tweeted a message about the campaign.

It doesn't matter where you live, if a BlackBerry smartphone works there and the mail can deliver it, you can win one.

Head to enter the contest and follow the instructions on the page.

And you you have a BlackBerry already, you can add Diplo to your BBM contacts! See below for his PIN.



Ryan and Scarlett still together for 'The Whale'

Ryan Reynolds-Scarlett Johansson split: Who gets 'The Whale'?

The sad news Tuesday of Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds' divorce conjures a lot of questions, like who gets the New York apartment, the L.A. home, maybe custody of the favorite frozen-yogurt joint. But what about "The Whale"?

A several-ton orca looms over the Reynolds-Johansson split, in the form of a documentary narrated by Reynolds and executive produced by both actors. The film follows Luna, a killer whale separated from his pod near British Columbia — not far from where Johansson and Reynolds wed in a secret ceremony in September 2008.

"We have no reason to believe that their passion and commitment to this project will waver as a result of any changes in their personal lives," a producer for the film told the Ministry in an e-mail.

Reynolds, Johannson and other producers are in talks with distributors, aiming for a summer 2011 release.

If the film does see release, the couple would most likely endure promotional duties together. They won't be the only ones in that situation — in April, exes Courteney Cox and David Arquette will team to hype Wes Craven's "Scream 4."

"The Whale" is an updated version of "Saving Luna," a documentary about the same whale that nabbed an audience award at the 2008 Santa Barbara Film Festival. An updated trailer featuring Reynolds' voice hit the Internet in August.

Teen Vogue '11 Jump

Amy looking good in Moscow; New album to come out in January 2011
  • Amy Winehouse paid $1.5 million for private perfomance in Moscow earlier this week;
  • Her singing was good, sang a lot of signature songs;
  • Didn't ask a lot in her rider - only 4 hairsprays;
  • The show was about 40 minutes long;
  • Kesha was there too;
  • Supposedly, that millionaire was Mikhail Doronin, Naomi Campbell's fiance;
  • Amy's grandmother was a russian emmigrant;
  • For her safety there were 50 policemen;
  • Amy already visited Moscow in 2008;
  • has started preorders for yet untitlted new album as of 12 December 2010. The preliminary release date is stated as 17 January 2011, says WIKIPEDIA.
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New PJ Harvey Song!

A short film for "The Last Living Rose", directed by award-winning photographer Seamus Murphy, premiered today. Murphy has directed a series of short films to accompany all 12 songs on Harvey's forthcoming album. The 12 films will feature images from a 5,000 mile road-trip Murphy undertook around England.

February can't come soon enough!
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Ex-Housekeeper Admits To Stealing From Paula Deen


The former housekeeper of celebrity chef Paula Deen has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing jewelry from the Food Network star’s Georgia home.

The Savannah Morning News reports that Mary Alice White appeared in court last week to admit she repeatedly took jewelry from Deen’s Wilmington Island home during her nine months of employment. She was also sentenced to six years’ probation.

White was charged with theft on May 5 after she tried to pawn a pair of $18,000 earrings at a Savannah pawn shop. Authorities say Deen reported $100,000 worth of men’s and women’s jewelry was taken from her home over several months.

A message left by The Associated Press at a phone number listed under White’s name was not immediately returned.


"Lindsay Lohan's roommates had a party a week ago last Saturday night, and TMZ has learned the booze was flowing and the girls got in a heap of trouble.

We're told Lindsay and her roomies were staying at a satellite house at the Betty Ford Clinic.   The roommates were "drinking heavily" and somehow the Betty Ford people found out and busted them.

The roommates were moved back to the main facility at Betty Ford, which has more supervision.

As for Lindsay, we're told there was no evidence she had been drinking, but we're told after the incident Betty Ford officials decided Lindsay could not leave the area for Christmas.

We're also told Lindsay has gone back to the main Betty Ford facility, not for punishment but for "intensive therapy."

By the way, sources connected with Lindsay are telling us she went out with two of her roommates the night of the party to a bar.  We could not independently confirm the story, however, again, we're told there's no evidence Lindsay was drinking."


Sports Night: Bored and Waiting

Watch: First look at Joe Wright's 'Hanna' looks violent, emotional

"Hanna" tells the story of a former CIA operative who goes rogue, raising his daughter in the most remote location he can find, training her every day to be an unstoppable killer.  There's a very particular mission that he's training her for, and it looks like the film is the story of what happens on the day that mission is activated.

The film stars Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett,  and Saoirse Ronan:

source: hitfix

ngl, i loathe eric bana. can't stand the douche. but this film looks amazing and cate blanchett can do no wrong. can't wait.

With the trailers slowly turning up for 2011, what films are you planning on being 1st in line for, ontd?
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Spoiler Chat: Will Glee's Brittany and Santana Hook Up? Plus Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl & More!

I know what you longtime readers are thinking: Hooray! It's the hottest week of the year for TV scoop!

After all, everyone who works in the TV biz is currently doing, um...nothing whatsoever related to TV. But that hasn't stopped me from digging up some scoopalicious answers to some of your burning TV questions, like what is ahead for Glee's Brittany and Santana (and how Heather Morris feels about it), and what goodness is up ahead for Vampire Diaries, Survivor, Gossip Girl, Supernatural, Smallville, The Office, Parks & Recreation, CSI: NY, Glee, Southland, The Big Bang Theory, Desperate Housewives, and a bunch more

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Another accident during Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, show canceled, ambulances called

Breaking news: 


Another accident has occurred during the December 20th evening show of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark". It's unclear what happened, but tweets flooded the internet around 11pm including those of comic book and screenwriter Brian Lynch. is reporting:

"Twitter is being flooded with messages from audience members tonight at SPIDER-MAN, with word that an actor (confirmed as Reeve Carney) fell during the middle of Act 2 when a cable snapped. The show was first put on hold, and then cancelled as ambulances arrived on the scene. There is no word at the moment on who was injured, how severely, or what affect this will have on future performances."

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Rob Reiner Adapting "Next to Normal"

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Filmmaker Rob Reiner ("A Few Good Men," "The Princess Bride") is reportedly hoping to turn Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical "Next to Normal" into a feature film says

Talking with Peter Bart, Reiner says the film is one he "would love to make, that I'm dying to make...I've been lobbying for this since it went on Broadway. It is a completely and utterly unique project and I've been dying to make a musical. It's done brilliantly and it's very uplifting."

The rock musical concerns a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. Alice Ripley, Aaron Tveit, J. Robert Spencer and Jennifer Damiano starred in the original Broadway run.


For the unknowing ONTDer, this is a song from the musical:

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Sarah Palin Mocks Michelle Obama With S'mores

The clip that's getting the most play from last night's Sarah Palin's Alaska features Palin looking for ingredients to make s'mores "in honor of Michelle Obama, who said the other day we should not have dessert.”

Obama's war on childhood obesity is a favorite talking point on the right who like to bandy it about as a prime example of the nanny state. (What she actually said was "dessert is not a right.")

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Christina Aguilera: Still A Fighting Spirit

EIGHT years ago Christina Aguilera sang about being a fighter on her smash hit album Stripped. The Mickey Mouse Club alumni, who shared the stage with fellow cookie cutter kids Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake back in their pre-teen day, had the right to make the claim as a battler.
Her violent father and difficult childhood seemed to set her apart from other pop princesses and gave her a soulful edge that helped shift 50 million records and make her one of the top selling artists of all time.

But with a happy marriage to producer Jordan Bratman in 2005, followed by the birth of their son Max two years later, her fighting years seemed to be behind the petite blonde with the huge voice.

Today her boxing gloves are sadly back on when we meet to discuss her new project, the film Burlesque.

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Vampire Weekend release iTunes session EP + the band's best of 2010

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After being nominated for a Grammy and receiving our No. 1 album of the year, the lads of Vampire Weekend could have easily spent the rest of the year resting peacefully on their newly earned laurels. However, those preppy, industrious fellas are doing the exact opposite as they prepare to drop an iTunes exclusive session tomorrow (Dec. 21). Seems there’s more than just great smiles and a closet full of Lacoste shirts when it comes to these guys.

Recorded back in September at NYC’s Avatar Studios, the six-song release will go for $5.94 and feature four original songs (a rocksteady verison of “Holiday” and then “A-Punk”, “Cousins”, and “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa”) plus two covers: Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m Going Down” and The Honeycombs’ “Have I The Right”. Those last two should fit in quite nicely with their last cover.

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"hanna" trailer staring saoirse ronan, queen cate, niels arestrup + eric bana

Focus Features has released a movie trailer for Joe Wright‘s Hanna, which stars Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones) as a 16-year-old killing machine in. Saoirse plays the title character in Hanna, who has been “raised from childhood to be the perfect assassin by her ex-CIA man father (Eric Bana) in rural Finland.” As you’ll see in the trailer below – this is NOT Hit-Girl. Wright is probably best known for his period dramas Atonement and Pride & Prejudice. Hanna is a different type of film: an action/adventure/thriller. The film also stars Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett (Robin Hood), Eric Bana (Star Trek), and Niels Arestrup (Un Prophète).

The film looks completely different from Wright’s recent filmography, movies like Atonement and Pride & Prejudice. Seth Lochhead wrote the initial screenplay and has written subsequent drafts, as have David Farr, Joe Penhall, and Mr. Wright. Hanna will hit theaters on April 8th 2011.

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