April 13th, 2011

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Hayden Panettiere: Fans Ask How I Have Sex With My Much Taller Man


No boundaries for Hayden Panettiere's fans! 

During her Tuesday appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Scream 4 star opened up about the very personal question curious folks ask most--regarding her much taller Ukranian heavyweight boxer boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko.

"He is quite a bit bigger than me," the 5'1" starlet, 21, said of her 6'6" beau, 35.

"I get the prudest people coming up to me and they're like, 'Does it work?' Yeah, it works. We find a way," the Heroes alum said.

, 53, couldn't believe fans would ask Panettiere about her sex life. "I know what you're talking about, but I'm in shock!"

"Where there is a will, there is a way!" Panettiere quipped about sex with Klitschko. She began dating Klitschko after her February 2009 breakup with her 33-year-old Heroes co-star Milo Ventimiglia.

"[The people who ask me how sex works with my boyfriend] are very conservative people most of the time but that just have to know," she explained. "Like, 'I have to know, I just have to ask you this question. I'm really sorry but…'"

DeGeneres said such personal questions were "crazy and rude," but Panettiere defended the TMI-queries: "I don't mind it."


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Neve Campbell has revealed she believes in ghosts, and has even chatted with one.

Perhaps the ‘Scream 4′ actress should have starred in ‘The Sixth Sense’ instead of the Scream films – which began in 1996 – as her life appears to resemble the Haley Joel Osment movies more.

Neve revealed she used to live in a haunted house in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, with friends, and she would sometimes speak to a ghoul. A bit strange?

She told Live magazine: “It turned out that it was inhabited by the ghost of a woman who had been murdered there in 1991. Doors would repeatedly slam, windows would open and ashtrays would fly off dressers.

“Then there were times when the ghost would actually walk into the room. After a while it felt normal. I’d pass her in the hallway and casually wish her good morning.”

The ‘Blind Horizon’ star also told of how she suffered a nervous breakdown at the age of 14 and alopecia when she was 23. That is one tough life.

Blake Lively Eyed For 'Oz' And 'Savages,' Michael Shannon Talks Zod In Today's Casting Call

With Jennifer Lawrence signed to "The Hunger Games," Blake Lively is ready to get savage.

Lawrence's departure from Oliver Stone's latest, "Savages," has opened the door for hot young Hollywood actresses from Olivia Wilde to Teresa Palmer to land the lead role, but now Variety has the news that Stone wants Lively to play main female character Ophelia. That's all well and good, except The Playlist has the news that she's also looking to join Mila Kunis and James Franco in "Oz: The Great and Powerful," so nothing is set in stone yet.

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Adam Brody Talks ‘Scream 4′ Murders

Scream 4, set to hit theaters April 15th, has an exciting cast including the hot new faces of Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, and Adam Brody, pictured above. The new additions to the cast are accompanied by veteran favorites such as Courtney Cox and David Arquette.

According to insiders, the latest film in the Scream series is set to be the bloodiest in the franchise!

Adam Brody says,
“I don’t know the official tally, but I’ve got to imagine the death count in this is significantly higher than the others.”

Considering that the last Scream movie had a grand total of ten brutally, sanguine slayings, it looks that we will be in for an even bigger bloodbath!

However, the million dollar question still remains, who is the savage murderer? Brody would only reveal that the killer has remained the same character since the first time he read the script.

Is Britney Spears Entering Fat Elvis Phase?

Britney Spears is on the verge of launching her Femme Fatale tour, reportedly weighing in at a hefty 155 pounds, and it shows in recent music videos. But a new independent clip really brings the contrast into sharp focus.

Although Spears is only 29, she is evoking images of another iconic singer who gained significant weight in the latter years of his career, Elvis Presley.

Presley was rail thin when he launched his career in the 1950s, but by the time of his death in Aug. 1977 at 42, he weighed between 230 and 250 pounds.

In contrast, at his army pre-induction physical just days before his 22nd birthday, the 6-foot-tall Presley weighed 175 pounds.

In the army he became hooked on amphetamines and drug abuse became an increasing part of his life. He died from acute drug intoxication.

In a video titled “Old Britney vs New Britney,” the Web site PopDust.com contrasts clips from Britney’s performances leading up to her breakdown in 2007 and how she looks today.

The clips form her earliest performances, include classics such as “I’m A Slave For U” at the 2001 MTV Awards and her 2003 video for “Me Against The Music.”

Elvis Presley three months before his death in 1977 and in his 20s (inset).

She’s also shown in one of her breakthrough videos for “Baby One More Time” in 1999.

They are compared with her recent videos for “Hold It Against Me” and “Till The World Ends” among other performances.

In those clips, she’s described as tentative, wobbly and confused looking; her arms at times flail, and she looks like she’s had one too many cheeseburgers.

She also reportedly is taking medication for a bi-polar disorder that may be causing bloat.

Time certainly takes it’s toll, but Spears is only 29.

Although she has been through the wringer in her personal life, marked by divorce and her breakdown, singers 10 years her senior can dance rings around her, and not onion rings.

Brit’s fans will certainly continue to support her. But the comparison is painful.


Is Nicki Minaj A Good Fit For Britney Spears' Tour? Experts Weigh In

'If people are going mainly for Britney, they will be excited to see Nicki as well and vice versa,' one insider tells MTV News.

After lots of rumors, it was officially announced Tuesday (April 12) that Britney Spears would be bringing along Nicki Minaj (as well as up-and-comers Nervo and Jessie and the Toyboys) on her Femme Fatale tour, kicking off this summer.

The Spears/Minaj matchup may not initially make sense, given their very different styles, but according to industry insiders who work on booking talent for venues throughout the country, this really is a match made in heaven.

"Bringing [together] two genres of music — one icon and one rising icon — is great for the music business. The combination of Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj on tour together is great for the music industry [and] shows its growing diversity," Matt Levine of Brandsway Creative, a branding and marketing group in New York City, explained to MTV News. "It gives concertgoers the opportunity to see two independently creative females excelling in their craft and showcasing their talent."

Dawn M. Britt, the director of public relations for the Venetian and Palazzo hotels in Las Vegas, said seeing these ladies on tour together screams girl power.

"Both Britney and Nicki give off a very 'girl power' attitude, and combining the Femme Fatale and Barbie themes is a smart marketing tool with the all-female tour," Britt explained. " ... Nicki is a mainstream rapper and collaborates with a lot of pop artists. Their audiences overlap enough that if people are going mainly for Britney, they will be excited to see Nicki as well and vice versa."

Britt said this tour makes tons of sense as it combines "two of the biggest names in music right now. Britney is a legend and in the midst of a huge comeback right now with her new Femme Fatale CD," she said. "Her recent performance in Vegas was a huge success and really got people excited for the tour. Nicki has been making a name for herself the last few years and is in high demand for collaborations and appearances."

Gary Bongiovanni, editor in chief of Pollstar, explained that Nicki is a good fit for the tour since "that tour likely needs a strong support act, and Nicki is not a bad choice. Options at this late date had to be limited." He added that since Spears is launching a new phase of her career, "Fan response on an act like Britney ... is always a question mark until you put the first shows on sale and the public answers the demand-level question with their wallets."

What do you think of the Britney/Nicki combo? Let us know in the comments!

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Trailer for Spartacus's Viva Bianca's new film (NSFW)

With all the hype and press surrounding big budget studio films, we need to keep in mind the smaller films that don’t have the marketing budget but also need coverage too. This time around that smaller film is director Jon Hewitt’s X.

The film, which tells the story of Holly Rowe, a callgirl on her last night on the job who’s just looking to finish up and get out of the business. Naturally, things don’t go as she planned when she encounters Shay Ryan, a teenage runaway, broke and alone, who just has to get through her first night as a hooker.

Fate throws them together on a job that goes horribly wrong and they’re trapped on an out-of-control roller coaster ride, through the twilight zone of sex-for-sale. 

The film stars the terrific Viva Bianca of Spartacus: Blood and Sand and Hanna Mangan-Lawrence, who was in the director’s previous film, Acolytes. IFC has sent us a trailer for the film and we are, of course, going to share it with you right here.

Take a look after the jump. X debuts in select theaters today and then on demand from IFC Midnight, via Comcast, Cox, Cablevision, Time Warner, and Bright House starting April 13th.


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Neon Hitch premieres new song “Me + U”

Last month the underrated and underappreciated Neon Hitch dropped a new song “Me + U” via her Youtube account.

“Me+U” has some of the same melancholy electronica of Neon’s debut single “Get Over U” (which is essentially just a sequel to Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own), but it’s spliced in with some rapid-fire drum breaks tailor made for the club — think Major Lazer’s “Pon De Floor”, or Diddy’s “Ass on the Floor” which samples “Pon De Floor”. If the rumor mill proves correct, than Beyonce will also use the same sample in her upcoming single “Girl”.

The song is accompanied by a video montage of Neon’s recent UK tour, and contains all kinds of crazy footage of her doing the splits and handstands on stage. Well she is an ex-circus performer, after all.


Bonnie Wrighteous is getting married!

Bonnie Wright engaged to Harry Potter co-star Jamie Campbell Bower

The pair have been dating since they met on the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows almost two years ago. Last year, rumours emerged that the loved-up couple had got engaged, but these rumours were quickly put to rest.

However, in a recent interview, Campbell Bower, who plays Dumbledore's love in Deathly Hallows, and has also starred in Sweeney Todd and the Twilight Saga, revealed that they are indeed engaged and have even begun planning their wedding!

Unfortunately for rabid fans, Bower confirms to Flash that he's engaged to "Potter" co-star Bonnie Wright - and he's already wearing what looks like a wedding band. The couple have been exceedingly coy about their relationship with Wright even denying their engagement in the past, but Bower was beaming when Flash met him in New York.

"I am engaged. I'm very happy," he told us. It's a wonderful, wonderful time."

As for planning a wedding, Bower reveals, "We are, but I won't say when and I won't say where...or how."

And a Wrighteous event we're sure it will be!

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 Michael Mann, who last directed Public Enemies, is closing in on his next picture. He's getting serious about Gold, a contemporary Treasure of the Sierra Madre-type treasure hunt about prospectors and speculators involved in the chase for gold. The project is just taking shape. It had been developed by Paul Haggis, who showed it to Mann as a writing sample for the scribes Patrick Masset and John Zinman. Mann liked it so much that he took over the project and acquired it under his Forward Pass banner. Mann will produce the film with Haggis and his Highway 61 partner Michael Nozick. The hope is to begin production late in the year.

Mann, who has several potential directing projects that include a film about famed war photographer Robert Capa and an adaptation of the 15th Century novel Agincourt based on the Bernard Cornwell novel, and Luck. Mann is exec producing that HBO horse racing series. Mann directed the David Milch-penned pilot. The series stars Dustin Hoffman, Nick Nolte, Dennis Farina and Joan Allen. Mann's repped by CAA.


IDGAF I even liked public enemies and I hope he casts Pacino in this, I like their work together 
Heat will forever be a flawless piece of cinema
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Hayden Panettiere Interview - JustJared.com Exclusive!


The 21-year-old actress recently sat down with JustJared.com to chat about the horror film, why she’s learning Russian, the ups and downs of fame, and “falling in love” with her boxing beau Wladimir Klitschko

JJ: You are liking the gory and the blood, from Heroes to this.
HP: I know! I do like action, I really, really enjoy action. I did sport activities when I was younger, was part of a team and stuff like that, but I always felt like stunts were my sport. So I am always drawn to things that are physical.

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Oh no, The Borgias slipped in the ratings!


HBO's Kate Winslet miniseries and Showtime's Jeremy Irons period drama both drop.

In a crowded weekend, how did Mildred Pierce and The Borgias do?

The finale of HBO's miniseries Mildred Pierce, which stars Kate Winslet, Guy Pearce, Evan Rachel Wood and Melissa Leo, averaged 964,000 viewers on Sunday night.

That number -- which included viewership for Parts 4 and 5 -- was down from the 1.3 million viewers that the mini drew in its March 27 premiere.

However, HBO pointed out that across all platforms, including DVR and HBO on Demand, Mildred Pierce has an average audience of 4.1 million viewers to date, nearly tripling its premiere night audience.

The second week of Showtime's The Borgias slipped in the ratings Sunday, drawing 983,000 total viewers.

For the first-run episode at 10 p.m., the Jeremy Irons-starrer averaged 683,000 versus 1.06 million from the two-hour series debut. At 11 p.m., Borgias tacked on 300,000.

The decline is comparable to other freshmen series launches; Showtime's Dexter saw a dip of 31 percent while HBO's Boardwalk Empire also slipped 31 percent from the first week to the second

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Jeremy Irons: Murder and mayhem can be delightful

Acclaimed British actor Jeremy Irons has revealed why he likes playing villains.

In an interview with Parade Magazine, Irons, who is currently starring as the power-mad patriarch in the TV series, The Borgias, said: “Characters who live on the outer edge of acceptable behaviour have always been to my taste.

“We love watching people doing what we don’t dare to do. Murder and mayhem, from the safe positions of our armchairs, can be delightful.”

Talking about what audiences would make of his character in The Borgias, Pope Alexander VI, the 62-year-old Oscar winner said: “He wasn’t a god – he was a man, and man was born a sinner.

“He’s rather endearing in a strange way. He’s pathetic as all men are. They want everything, don’t they?”

Asked whether any of the darker roles he has played made him pause before he took them on, the Reversal Of Fortune star replied: “I knew Lolita would cause fireworks.

“I said to my agent, ‘You’d better get me a wage that will keep me for the next three years, because I don’t think I’ll work much after this’.”

He added: “That was indeed what happened.”



Charles Laufer, Founder of Tiger Beat, Dies at 87

Published: April 12, 2011

Charles Laufer, who as a high school teacher in 1955 despaired that his students had nothing entertaining to read and responded with magazines aimed at teenage girls desperate to know much, much more about the lives of their favorite cute stars, died April 5 in Northridge, Calif. He was 87.

The cause was heart failure, his brother, Ira, said.

Mr. Laufer’s best-known magazine was Tiger Beat, published monthly. With its spinoff publications and its competitors, of which the most popular was 16 Magazine, Tiger Beat had it all covered — or at least what mattered most to girls from about 8 to 14. The Beach Boys’ loves! Jan and Dean’s comeback! The private lives of the Beatles!

Exclamation points, sometimes as many as 50 a page, added emphasis. Pix, as pictures were known, were glossy, glamorous and frequently poster-size. Fax, as facts were known, often included “101 things you never knew about (fill in star’s name)”: he uses a blue toothbrush!

Titles were catchy, oddly innocent by later standards: “Shaun: A Junk Food Junkie?,” “Leif’s Sad Childhood,” “Bobby’s Favorite Type of Girls” and “Marie: Fighting With Donny?”

Mr. Lauder told The Los Angeles Times in 1974 that the newsstand price of Tiger Beat, then 75 cents, was the same as the price of a hot-fudge sundae, and that the magazine probably provided the same dollop of entertainment. He was even clearer in describing his mission in a 1979 interview with Parade magazine: “Let’s face it, we’re in the little girl business.”

Charles Harry Laufer was born on Sept. 13, 1923, in Newark, where his father, Isadore, owned a taxi company and was a state assemblyman. Charles was a star basketball player in high school before moving to Los Angeles, where he graduated from the University of Southern California. He taught English, journalism and history at two high schools.

To tempt his students to read more, Mr. Laufer in 1955 started a magazine called Coaster, which later became Teen, and which he sold in 1957. In 1965 he published a one-shot magazine crammed with Beatles photos. It sold 750,000 copies in two days. Later in 1965 he started Tiger Beat. Its mainstay, copied by so-called teenzines to this day, was “guys in their 20s singing La La songs to 13-year-old girls,” Mr. Laufer said in an interview with The Seattle Times in 1992.

His brother put up half the initial capital for Tiger Beat, but Charles ran it as publisher. His strategy to compete with 16 Magazine was to build promotional relationships with production and record companies.

But it was often Mr. Laufer’s own perspicacity that yielded the advantage. At a screening of new television shows in 1965 he saw the Monkees for the first time, and recognized Davy Jones from his performance in “Oliver!” on Broadway. Recognizing the Monkees’ potential, he put them on the cover of Tiger Beat. That put the still-struggling publication in the black, and he signed an exclusive deal for special Monkee magazines, Monkee picture books and Monkee love beads, which added to the bonanza.

Tiger Beat also used glossy paper (16 used newsprint) and a more advanced process for colored pictures. And it gave away bonus posters and ran contests in which readers could compete for stars’ personal belongings.

The Laufer brothers sold Tiger Beat in 1978 for a reported $15 million. Its circulation was then 700,000.

Charles Laufer stayed on as a consultant to the new owners for several years, then retired. Various combinations of his family members have since owned Bop and other teenage publications, as ownership of Tiger Beat passed through five or six companies. In 2003 Mr. Laufer’s son, Scott, bought Tiger Beat, which he now publishes with Bop.

Mr. Laufer’s first marriage, to Ottile Hangst, ended in divorce. In addition to his brother and his son, he is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Dorothy Lacey; his daughters, Kerry Laufer, Laurie Fitzgerald and Julie Jenkins; and 10 grandchildren.

In 1985, Mr. Laufer told The Los Angeles Times that it would be hard to duplicate his success if he were just starting. “Today you have rock stars coming out and saying they’re bisexual, or you see four-letter words in print,” he said.

Still, some things never change: the cluttered collages of the covers of his day featuring the likes of David Cassidy and Bobby Sherman bear a striking resemblance to today’s Tiger Beat, with its endless renderings of Justin Bieber.

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Lady GodGa's Spread in BAZAAR Looking STUNNING & Better Than Your Favs Could EVER!

Lady Gaga is on the cover of the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar, which hits newsstands on April 26th. In an interview with Derek Blasberg, Gaga shares her thoughts on plastic surgery, discusses her plans for the forthcoming album and much more. Visit harpersbazaar.com for the full article and take a look at the stunning cover shoot by Terry Richardson

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Call and talk to someone from the Cougar Town cast on Monday!

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Do you want to talk to Courteney Cox and the cast of Cougar Town? Well, just pick up the phone!

During a special episode of the ABC comedy airing Monday, April 18 (9:30 p.m. ET), fans will have a chance to call in and talk to Cox and her Cougar Town costars.

At some point in the episode, a telephone number will be revealed by one of the characters during the show's dialogue. As soon as the number is mentioned (set your DVRs if you don't want to miss it!), fans can call in.

The surprise will be who picks up the phone. It may be Cox, or any of the show's other stars like Busy Phillips, Josh Hopkins, Ian Gomez or Christa Miller.

Cougar Town, now in its second season, will return to its normal day – Wednesday (9:30 p.m. ET) – on April 20.

Will be so doing this! Will probably freak out, but I don't care. This is one of my favorite shows. And yay for it finally coming back next week! I hate Mr. Sunshine.
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Shakira Lays First Brick of her School in CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA

Shakira visited Cartagena, Colombia on Monday, accompanied by the philanthropist Howard Buffett and the mayor of the city Judith Pinedo to lay the first brick of what will be Foundation Pies Descalzos' new mammoth school in an area of high vulnerability and displacement in this coastal city.

The project is set to become an urban milestone, a motor of change for 1,500 boys and girls who will benefit directly and 58,000 residents of the Cerro de Popa community.

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Ali Larter: It's 'difficult' to be a working mom

Ali Larter and her husband, Hayes MacArthur, don't have a nanny taking care of their son Theodore, born last December.

"We're doing it ourselves. My husband and I are doing it on our own. It's hard," Larter said today while in New York promoting Pampers' 50th anniversary and the launch of the brand's Little Miracle Mission campaign.

The actress relies on the swing to keep her baby occupied while she puts food on the table. Motherhood, she says, is all-encompassing -- not that Larter is complaining. "He's such a gift. I see my sister's eyes in him sometimes. We don't know if he's a Larter or a MacArthur yet. To have a healthy baby -- I feel so thankful," says Larter.

This trip marked her first night away from her Los Angeles-based family. "I was up crying last night because it was my first night away from him. But I'm a working mom. It's very difficult," says Larter.

And since she's in town promoting the Pampers program, which provides care packages to NICU patients, who's the more proficient diaper changer, Larter or her husband? "Definitely me. Clearly. My sister can do it one-handed. I haven't gotten there yet. Something to aspire to," the actress says with a laugh.

Theon haters - Rhymes


‘Game of Thrones’ star Sean Bean: ‘Life keeps putting a sword in my hand’

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The sun was down but the hotel bar was bright when Sean Bean arrived and took a table in the only shadowy corner of the patio — or maybe the corner was no different than the rest and it was the actor who brought bit of hushed winter along with him just like the Irish beer in his hand. The 51-year-old Brit has sad eyes but an easy smile and after making small talk the topic turned to his latest project, the ambitious HBO fantasy series “Game of Thrones.” He is clearly enthused about the show, which premieres next Sunday, but at one point he sounded like a world-weary knight summoned for yet another quest.

“I like playing guys with swords and the horses and stuff like that,” Bean said. “It’s good. But it’d be nice to do something else, maybe a bit of comedy, something more light-hearted? I don’t know. I just take things as they come — I don’t have an agenda — and life keeps putting a sword in my hand or so it seems.”

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cmon k_byte, cyberghostface, leitao, vivary, miss_nyxie, amarettosours

Also, anybody having a Premiere party? Its gonna be just me and my friend in my apartment... with some wine and some lemon cakes (more like cupcakes but whatever. Im gay like that). I didnt wanna watch the premiere alone... somebody needs to take care of me just in case I start thrashing and getting convulsions from all the geek in my system.

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Catherine Zeta Jones enters mental health hospital! (UPDATE: Confirmed by her rep!)

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Several reports online today report that Catherine Zeta Jones has checked herself into Silver Hill Hospital near New Canaan, Connecticut (pictured here).

With her husband, Michael Douglas, now cancer free, the 'Zorro' actress checked herself into the mental health facility on April 6th for undisclosed reasons.

Sources say Catherine's problems came around the same time as it was confirmed the actress quit as a patron of a South Wales film festival amid being criticized by visitors.
The Hollywood star's decision to disassociate herself from the Swansea Bay Film Festival follows the resignation of actor Michael Sheen.
He resigned as vice president of the festival last month.
Festival organizers declined to comment on Zeta Jones's withdrawal of her patronage.
Unhappiness with the event surfaced after one festival-goer, American filmmaker Steve Rosen, made a documentary about the festival, describing it as "unquestionably the worst event of its kind."
Zeta Jones's American representation has now announced that the Swansea-born actress is no longer associated with the festival, and her image has been removed from their website. More at the source
Whatever's going on with Catherine - I hope she gets better soon!

UPDATE: People now confirms the report - Catherine is being treated for bipolar disorder!

Catherine Zeta-Jones, who has been by husband Michael Douglas's side during his cancer fight, has sought mental health treatment for herself, her rep says.

"After dealing with the stress of the past year, Catherine made the decision to check in to a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her Bipolar II Disorder," the rep says in a statement. "She’s feeling great and looking forward to starting work this week this week on her two upcoming films."  


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Juanes meets Obama @ the White House; they discuss politics and exchange gifts (awww)

Colombian rock star Juanes and President Barack Obama met at the White House on Tuesday morning, discussing a range of issues including the landmine situation in Colombia, U.S. immigration reform and the contents of Obama's iPod.

The pair talked about President Obama's trip to Colombia for the Summit of the Americas, scheduled to be in Cartagena next year, as well as Obama's recent Latin American sojourn that took in three countries, El Espectador reported Tuesday.

Juanes has long been an advocate for alleviating Colombia's social problems and among the topics discussed in Washington were the landmines that plague much of the Colombian countryside, especially in light of the army's recent announcement of the FARC's intention to step up their usage.

Turning the focus towards the significant Latin American population within the U.S., Obama and Juanes shared their views on immigration reform. There are currently 50 million Latinos and Hispanics registered as living inside the U.S., with an estimated further 12 million undocumented.

Aside from the discussion of somewhat more serious matters, El Tiempo reported that the pair exchanged gifts, with Obama paying the Paisa singer the ultimate compliment by mentioning that he had put his music on his iPod upon his wife's recommendation, adding, "it's very good."

Juanes recently completed his U.S. tour, "P.A.R.C.E.," in the nation's capital and will soon embark on the European leg but not before meeting Elmo on the set of Sesame Street in New York.

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Underrated woman IS getting work, hates The Jersey Shore people

Rachel Dratch’s son Eli is a lucky kid. Just think of all the playmate possibilities.

There’s been quite the baby boom among Dratch’s former Saturday Night Live castmates: Tina Fey is pregnant again, so is Maya Rudolph. Amy Poehler has two little boys, one the same age as Eli.

The 8-month-old, conceived when the comedian was 43 with businessman boyfriend John Wahl, was a happy accident.

“I am 44, I thought, ‘Oh I can’t have kids,’ " she says by phone from NYC, where she is based.

The Massachusetts native isn’t one of those sleep-deprived, in-a-haze new mothers.

“I’m OK with it," she says. “I’m used to no sleep with my weird showbiz hours."

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Love herrrr, she's hilarious. Favorite Dratch sketch or movie, ONTD?


Boy Meets World - 'Complete 6th Season' DVD Packaging Unveiled!


Yesterday Lionsgate revealed that Boy Meets World - Season 6 (the next-to-last season of the popular show) is coming to DVD on July 5th. The studio has now provided retailers with a picture of the packaging for the 3-disc, 22-episode collection. We just couldn't wait to show it to you, our readers:



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Paramount Moving Forward With Ray Bradbury's Martian Chronicles

Here’s where I’m at as a huge, hard science fiction fan: I’m watching old episodes of Stargate SG-1. It’s not a good show. I’m watching it because I’ve watched almost everything else that’s even remotely science fiction related and, the truth is, Hollywood just isn’t making good science fiction anymore. Source Code is what passes for science fiction in theaters these days, and for a hardcore sci-fi nerd, that just doesn’t cut it. It’s all but gone off television, the Sci-Fi Channel doesn’t even exist anymore, replaced by some zombie version of it which now mostly plays shows about ghost hunting, shows that real science fiction minds like Ray Bradbury, would be pretty quick to decry.

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I love me some Ray Bradbury, I, sometimes, love me some Sci-Fi, but this will probably suck. The only Ray Bradbury book to screen movie I liked was this: 
whoever else remembers this gets major cool points in my book. JS

Milla Jovovich on the set of her new thriller

Milla Jovovich
is seen outside her trailer on the set of her new supernatural thriller Bad Luck in Los Angeles on Sunday (April 10). Directed by former child star David R. Ellis, the movie is about a group of friends who don’t believe in superstitions – until they suddenly start coming true, changing their lives forever. The film’s budget is rumored to be a whopping $30 million.

Ellis, who directed the cult hit Snakes on a Plane, is working on several projects right now including Shark Night 3D, Genesis Code, Milwaukee, and War Monkeys. War Monkeys has the makings of another cult hit. The director told Moviehole last year: “War Monkeys is a fun script and, I guess you’d say, has a Snakes on a Plane-vibe about it. People haven’t seen Monkeys with guns!”

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Rooney Mara: Girl With The Groceries

Stocking up on some delicious eats, Rooney Mara was spotted at Whole Foods Market in West Hollywood on April 11. The “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” starlet looked to be in good spirits as she strolled down the street with her pooch pal while paparazzi looked on.

In the Swedish films, it was little-known star Noomi Rapace who took on the role of Salander, but The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest producer Søren Stærmose said he is looking forward to seeing Mara's take on the character. He told film website Den of Geek: "Noomi was excellent, but she was much stronger. She was much more of a finished person and knew ways to fight back. Rooney Mara is much more vulnerable, and this is very, very exciting to watch."

Stærmose added he is looking forward to seeing the chemistry between Mara and her co-star Daniel Craig, who will be playing journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the film. He said: "Daniel Craig and Rooney are a very interesting couple. He’s a great actor and when they are together and David Fincher’s directing, it’s incredible."

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Gus Van Sant's "Restless" and "Kung Fu Panda 2" to Open at Cannes

Just one day to go until Thierry Fremaux reveals the full lineup of films set to unspool at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and a couple more titles have been announced in advance of the fest. Joining “The Tree Of Life” and “Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”—both of which are set to screen out of competition—are two more titles, one arthouse fave and one blockbuster movie for everyone else.

First up, on May 12th, Gus Van Sant‘s “Restless” will open the Un Certain Regard section of the festival which is dedicated to “original and different” work seeking international plaudits. Originally set to be released by Sony in January, then pulled, handed over to Sony Pictures Classics and now headed for Cannes, the film centers on a 16-year-old girl (Mia Wasikowska) who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness and falls in love with an off-beat boy (Henry Hopper) who likes to attend funerals and is suffering from the death of his family — which somehow produces the ghost of a young, Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII (Ryo Kase). As odd as that sounds though, our script review noted that it is “nowhere as “emo” or black-lipsticky as some have suggested,” is actually “warm, truthful and pretty emotionally reeling near the end,” and is “different from anything we’ve read in a long time and does an extraordinary job of mixing dramatic, comedic and just strange tones all together.” So yes, we’re pretty excited. And it’s not Van Sant’s first time at Cannes, having picked up a Palme d’Or in 2003 for “Elephant” and receiving the festival’s 60th anniversary award for “Paranoid Park” in 2007.

Meanwhile, Thompson On Hollywood reveals another splashy premiere is set as “Kung Fu Panda 2” is getting all dressed up for the Croisette. The animated sequel will bring a red carpet likely to consist of Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, Jackie Chan and more, which should make paparazzi quite pleased. These films and more will be announced tomorrow, setting the movie world headed to their day planners to map out their plans.

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Jennifer Lopez to debut I'm Into You music video on the Today Show!

Jennifer Lopez, "American Idol" judge and newly named People's Most Beautiful Woman, will premiere a new music video for "I'm Into You" on TODAY on Monday, May 2. 
It's her second single off her upcoming album "Love?," which will drop in stores on May 3 from Island Def Jam Music Group. 

TODAY's Hoda Kotb and msnbc's Willie Geist got their hands on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes sneak peek of J.Lo's music video. Jennifer also called TODAY a few minutes after to talk about her new People magazine honor.



Rod Stewart reportedly furious at Benicio del Toro

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Rod Stewart may be thrilled to become a grandfather at 66, but a friend of the gravel-voiced icon reveals that doesn't mean he isn't furious at daddy-to-be Benicio Del Toro for casually getting his daughter pregnant.

I'm told that even though Rod has had eight kids with six different women, he had hoped Kim would walk down the aisle before having a baby.

"Rod might seem like a wild man but deep down he is very conservative," a friend of Rod's tells me. "What dad doesn't dream of his daughter's wedding day before she starts a family?"

Rod has eight children. A son and a daughter with first wife Alana Hamilton; a daughter with model girlfriend Kelly Emberg; two children with second wife Rachel Hunter; a daughter, Sarah, who was born in the early 1960s and put up for adoption; and two children with his current wife, Penny Lancaster. His youngest child was born this year and will be uncle (and possible schoolmate?) to Kim's child.

And although insiders tell me he is livid with the circumstances, he is happy that Benicio has quickly manned up and agreed to take care of his child.

"Rod has always provided for his children, even his adopted daughter after he reunited with her," a family friend tells me. "He can't wait to be a cool granddad."

LOL. Why am I imagining Rod punching Benicio? 
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Grown up Cher Horowitz interviews Jay-Z

Mr. Carter (a.k.a. Jay-Z), has launched a super cool website canvassing everything that's piquing his interest in the worlds of art, music, technology, design, sports, leisure, and style. I caught up with Jay and asked him about the impetus for starting it, including, among other things, what it's like to be the coolest man on Earth

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Oscar-winning actress and my sister Gwyneth Paltrow emailed me and said, “I love your new site. Can I ask you five questions about it?” I said, “I’ll show you mine if you let me see yours.” Here are mine. Go see hers at goop.com. It’s fresh

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Ricky Gervais isn't sorry

Ricky Gervais Talks 'The Office,' Replacement, Defends Golden Globe Performance

Months later, Ricky Gervais still stands behind his high profile insult-fest as the host of the Golden Globes.

Gervais, who tore into Hollywood's biggest stars and rustled some major feathers with his performance, defended his routine once again Tuesday night during an appearance on "Late Show with David Letterman."

Encouraged by Letterman reading -- and praising his jokes -- Gervais said that joking about celebrities was a sacred rite.

"I didn't think I did anything wrong, they were just jokes," he said. "I did nothing wrong and I wouldn't apologize for it... These people are the most privileged, richest people in the world -- if you can't joke about them, what can you make a joke about?"

That said, Gervais also said that he didn't think stars were offended, citing a conversation he had with Johnny Depp.

"I think they were worried to be seen laughing at other people," Gervais said about the celebrities in the crowd. "I think they were laughing, some of them were a little worried, but I don't think people were offended. This is a few people saying oh it was terrible, it was controversial."

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Kris Allen remains perfect, better than your faves.

BOSTON, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AMERICAN IDOL winner Kris Allen will perform with the Berklee City Music All-Star Band May 2-4 in New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. The concert series, which is open to elementary and high school students, works to raise awareness of the importance and need for music education, particularly in urban areas where schools are reducing or eliminating music programs.

"Kris, Andy Davis and I, our host partners and the other 30+ City Music Network sites across the country are on a mission to not only highlight the importance and life-changing impact that a music education can have on today's urban youth, but also to assure they get access to that education," said J. Curtis Warner, Jr., Executive Director, Berklee City Music.

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Kris will also be doing a cameo airing tonight on TeenNick's Gigantic where he will display his raw acting talent. Here are some behind-the-scenes from the filming:

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Rihanna, Eminem, Lady Gaga lead 2011 Billboard Awards nominees

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Rihanna is having a pretty good year, between the handful of smash singles spawned by her fifth album, Loud (including the current hit “S&M,” which just got a remix featuring none other than Britney Spears), and her attendant tour this summer.

Now, she can add a whopping 18 nominations for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards to her ever-growing resumé.

The full list of nominees dropped today, and the Barbadian singer leads all artists with nods in most of the major categories, including Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top 100 Artist and Top R&B Artist. Former collaborator Eminem is just behind her with 16 noms, including half a dozen for their chart-topping tag-team effort “Love the Way You Lie.”

Lady Gaga will also have the chance to score up to twelve statuettes when the 2011 BMAs are handed out on Sunday, May 22 (8 P.M. EST on ABC). Other finalists include Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Drake and Ke$ha.

The full list of artist award nominations is after the jump, and for a complete list of all noms, head over to the awards’ official site.
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My Dear Friend Gwynnie P. Appears on GMA, Remains Thinner, Richer & More Organic Than Your Fave

Academy Award winning actress, working mother, sister of hip-hop impresario Jay Z and my dearest friend, Gwyneth Paltrow, 38, appeared earlier this morn on US television chat show Good Morning America. It was there that she served up a traditional English continental breakfast of vegan muffins and duck and tomato pasta. It should be noted that whilst preparing a ladies brunch for the Viagra for Veterans fund, my personal party planner, Colin Cowie told Gwyneth and I that A. there is nothing vegans love more than a scrumptious duck ragu and B. no formal breakfast is complete without a pasta course! So glad to see my Gwynnie is bring class to the mass! So glad.

The actress turned lifestyle guru has just released a new cookbook devoted to her late father. Entitled My Father's Daughter, the title aims to officially dismiss once and for all the heinous rumors that she is, in fact, a robot commissioned by British Empire and the inspiration for the ahead-of-its-time 80s sitcom Small Wonder. Gwyneth extolled '(My father and I) would cuddle up on the couch and watch cooking programmes. It was another way to bond. Unable to feel human emotion. Please reboot system.'

Gwyneth, knowing that a lady never eats in mixed company didn't choose to eat any of the food she had prepared. A tip that seemed to be lost on Robin Roberts. The 'host' who apparently was not raised with proper breeding wolfed down everything in sight. 'That was delicious,' she chortled with her mouth full of vegan muffin crumbles. Gwyneth, who appeared on the show before 9am, a time normally reserved for labor workers and basic cable actors coolly stated 'a little early for pasta' and 'a little early for red wine.' Touche, Gwynnie, touche!

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Adele: 'I felt possessed by Rihanna'

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Adele has revealed that she was "convinced" that she was Rihanna while listening to her songs over the Christmas period.

The 22-year-old explained that she felt like she'd been possessed by the star, particularly when listening to the song 'What's My Name?'

She told Entertainment Weekly: "Over New Year's and Christmas, I had time off and I went to all my friends' parties singing it.

"Doing the dance moves, I was convinced I was Rihanna. She was possessing me with that song ['What's My Name?'], I swear.''

The 22-year-old, who has previously praised English folk rock band Mumford & Sons, said that she doesn't think she would have created her number one album 21 if it hadn't been for their music.

She commented: "I f**king love Mumford & Sons. This song ['After the Storm'] is so beautiful, it kind of makes me cry and smile at the same time. Sigh No More was [my ex's and my] record. We blossomed to that record and we died to that record.

"Whenever I put it on, I want to write about my ex. I don't think my album would be here yet if it hadn't been for that record. I'd still be home drunk in the dark moping around my flat."


Univision beats NBC in the ratings

After the NFL football season ended for NBC (week 17, ending 1/10/11), the network has slowly lost ground among adults 18-49 this spring.

Coupled with the rise in Univision’s adults 18-49 ratings during the same period, NBC was the #5 rated network among adults 18-49 during primetime for 3 of the last 4 weeks behind Fox, CBS, ABC and Univision.

Those wondering how NBC might do next Fall if the NFL doesn’t resolve its labor dispute need look no further.

Those wondering how soon Univision might overtake one of the English networks for an entire season might need to recalculate their predictions.


Lively front-runner for Stone's 'Savages'.

Blake Lively has emerged as the front-runner for the female lead in Oliver Stone's "Savages," a role she may have to choose over playing Glinda the Good Witch in Disney's "Oz."

Stone will write and direct the pic, which follows two Laguna Beach marijuana kingpins forced to work for a Mexican drug cartel after Ophelia, the free-spirited girlfriend they share, is kidnapped.

Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch are in talks to play the two male leads, with Benicio del Toro negotiating for one of the cartel enforcers.Early in the casting process, Jennifer Lawrence was the choice -- but when she won the much-coveted lead as Katniss in "The Hunger Games," Stone went back to the drawing board.

Teresa Palmer and Olivia Wilde also met with Stone for the role. While Lively is still awaiting an offer, several people with knowledge of the process tell Variety that she is Stone's top choice.

When Variety asked Lively (who was at CinemaCon promoting "The Green Lantern" earlier this month) about joining the project, she demurred -- but didn't deny interest."I'm a huge fan of Oliver Stone," she said. "I would love to … when you look at directors that you want to work with, he's always on the top of the list. It would be a dream to be able to work with him."

Universal will distribute the pic, which looks to hit its June start date -- but all is riding on Stone locking up his Ophelia. Salma Hayek and Uma Thurman have also been eyed for roles.Lively has a lot to think about as she plans her summer hiatus from CW's "Gossip Girl."

She had been considering another role: as Glinda the Good Witch of the East in Sam Raimi's "Oz: The Great and Powerful" for Disney. As it stands, shooting schedules for "Savages" and "Oz" would make it difficult for her to do both, though sources close to Lively say several options are still being considered.

Lively at present is filming "Hick" with Chloe Moretz and Alec Baldwin.She is repped by CAA and Untitled.

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Kobe Bryant -- Homophobic Slur During NBA Game?

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Kobe Bryant appeared to hurl a homophobic slur towards an NBA referee during a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game last night ... and it was all caught on tape.

It happened during the 3rd quarter after Kobe got hit with a technical foul. The NBA star -- clearly upset -- screams for the ref (Bennie Adams) and appears to mouth the words, "F**king f**got."

One of the announcers then comments, "You might wanna take the cameras off of him right now, for the children watching."

UPDATE: A rep for the team tells us, "The Lakers can not confirm that is what Kobe said or not."

Story developing ...

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LeBron James' Mom to Valet: 'You Fu**ing N**ger'

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The attorney for the valet who is suing LeBron James' mom tells TMZ ... during the confrontation, Gloria James allegedly told the valet, "You don't know who I am, you fu**ing n**ger. Tomorrow, you won't have a job."

Angela L. Cohn, the attorney for valet Rockfeller Sorel, tells us, Gloria James spewed the hateful remark just as the confrontation became physical.

Gloria was arrested after the incident, and TMZ just broke the story that the valet is suing her for assault and battery.

As for our earlier story showing video of the confrontation, Cohn says any intimation that the valet was the aggressor is untrue.

Cohn says the video shows Gloria was clearly the aggressor by leaning into Sorel as she launched into her alleged racial attack.

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Trump: The Least Charitable Billionaire

APRIL 12--During the recent Comedy Central roast of Donald Trump, the presidential aspirant used his rebuttal time to remind the audience--and a dais of tormentors--that he had “seven billion fucking dollars in the bank.” He delivered this rebuke with the kind of pure joy seen when a boy discovers Santa has brought him a puppy for Christmas.

More than his towering ego, vituperative tongue, or peculiar hairstyle, money has defined Trump during the 30-plus years he has spent in the public eye. He frequently brags of his billions, and even sued a journalist who had the nerve to question whether those 10-figure pronouncements were severely inflated.

Now that Trump is again threatening to run for president--and has, for the first time, gained some political traction thanks to his embrace of the “birther” movement--The Smoking Gun has examined how the 64-year-old developer has spent some of that massive fortune. Specifically, Trump’s philanthropy over the past 20 years, which has been channeled through the Donald J. Trump Foundation.

A TSG review of the group’s Internal Revenue Service returns dating back to 1990 reveals that Trump, the foundation’s president, may be the least charitable billionaire in the United States.

How miserly is The Donald?

From 1990 through 2009, Trump has personally donated a total of just $3.7 million to his foundation, which was incorporated in 1987. In fact, the billionaire is not even the largest contributor to his own charitable organization.


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Michael Fassbender talks about X-Men: First Class

Hot-on-the-heels of our in-depth interview with James McAvoy - who plays Charles Xavier in X-Men: First Class, we have an equally substantial Q&A with Michael Fassbender, who stars as his friend-turned foe Erik Lehnsherr. We caught up with Inglourious Basterds star towards the tail-end of the shoot, and quizzed him on everything from Civil Rights to Nazi-hunting to mutant sex. But beware, there are MILD SPOILERS AHEAD.

IGN: How did you get involved with an X-Men movie?

Michael Fassbender:
[Director] Matthew [Vaughn] saw me in an audition for one of his other films and just thought that I would be right for this. So I spoke to him and he sent over the script, all top secret - somebody comes with it, waits, you read it in a couple of hours or however long it takes and then they go back with the script. So I read it and really liked it and then came over here and did a screen test and tried to convince the producers. Then we sort of went from there.

IGN: What's the appeal of the First Class?

First of all what was attractive to me was Matthew and [screenwriter] Jane Goldman and then when I read the script and got the breakdown of Magneto's history - because I didn't really know anything about the X-Men - I was like 'OK, this is really interesting.' So there were all sorts of combining factors which made me think that this is going to be interesting work.

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Former 98 Degrees Singer Jeff Timmons Joins Chippendales Dance Crew

The singer, 37, will shake his moneymaker at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino from May 12 through June 5, according to a press release on the man-dancing revue's website. The release promises "the temperature will rise" when Timmons "flexes his vocal chords and muscles" as the act's guest star and emcee.
"In addition to selling more than 15 million albums worldwide, 98 Degrees produced such mega-hits as 'The Hardest Thing,' 'I Do (Cherish You),' 'Invisible Man,' 'Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche),' 'Because of You' and the number one hit single featuring Mariah Carey 'Thank God I Found You,'" the release touts. "The group also collaborated with legend Stevie Wonder on 'True to Your Heart' from Disney's hit animated feature Mulan. 98 Degrees' albums have reached gold or platinum status in more than sixty countries around the world."

Timmons will hit the stage Thursday through Sunday nights. Do what you must to prepare.


Godga in Harper's Bazaar

Anticipation isn't the right word. I'm sitting in a small recording studio's lounge in New York, waiting for Lady Gaga to arrive and play her about-to-be-released album, Born This Way, for an hour. We're on Gaga time here.

Then, in an instant, she appears. The 25-year-old former Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta is petite in stature but gargantuan in charisma. She is scantily dressed in tights, black underwear, and a black bra under a studded, slashed, and shredded military jacket. Her accessories include fingerless gloves, winged boots, and a spike-covered Hermès Birkin. And, yes, the horns that she debuted Grammy week--and the ones you see in this story--are on full display, protruding from her cheekbones and forehead.
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The hippies come back to Broadway

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National Tour of Hair Will Play Limited Summer Run on Broadway

By Andrew Gans
13 Apr 2011

New York’s Public Theater and Joey Parnes announced April 13 that the national tour of the Tony-winning revival of Hair will play Broadway this summer.

The limited engagement will begin performances July 5 at the St. James Theatre, currently the home of American Idiot, with an official opening scheduled for July 13. Performances will continue through Sept. 10.

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KStew gets a motorcycle for her birthday, remains badass and sexy.


Kristen Stewart received a new motorcycle for her 21st birthday from the cast of Breaking Dawn. Stewart celebrated her birthday with Breaking Dawn cast members. which included Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, at Rockwell's Bar & Grill in Squamish, British Columbia where Kristen received a new motorcycle as a gift.

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AJ Cook planning full time return to Criminal Minds!

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Potential great news for Criminal Minds fans: A.J. Cook is in talks to return to the CBS crime drama next season as a full-time series regular. Meanwhile, executive producer Ed Bernero — who has run the series since the start — is leaving, with another Criminal Minds veteran, executive producer Erica Messer, taking over as sole showrunner.

Speaking of Brewster, she is filming a comedy pilot for NBC, My Life As an Experiment, and will continue on the project if it goes to series. But if it doesn’t, I hear CBS has an option on her for Criminal Minds and, if it exercises it as many expect, the network would bring the cast of the show back to the way it was at the end of last season.

The developments, especially Cook’s potential return to Criminal Minds, do not bode well for newly-minted regular Rachel Nichols, who was brought in to fill the void left by Cook’s departure.

While things look bright for the female portion of the Criminal Minds cast, things are still murky on the male side, with stars Thomas Gibson and Shemar Moore still not signed for next season. Talks are underway with the two actors whose deals are up at the end of this season.

As for Bernero, he informed the cast and crew of his departure last night. There had been speculation that he would leave the series at the end of the season, especially after his script Partners got picked up to pilot at ABC in January.

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TV's breakout star (warning ontd: she's not white, sorry--i know you all love white ppl)

Grammy Award winning R&B singer Toni Braxton may be the leading 'sister' on the just premiered WeTV series 'Braxton Family Values' but her youngest sister, Tamar Braxton, won Tuesday night. According to viewers, watching the premiere episode 'The Bermuda Triangle,' Tamar (pronounced like Tae-mar) was the most interesting dot com.

"I have been influenced by Tamar Braxton, I will be adding. Com, or. Org to the end of my sentences....," a viewer wrote Tuesday.

While some loved Braxton for keeping the show interesting with ideas like naming a child she hopes to adopt "Disney" because she would be 'asian' but raised 'black' and statements like "I am not human resources for the Background singers of America!,' others loathed Tamar in comparison to her sisters Traci, Towanda, Trina and even Toni.

According to Tamar, who happens to be married to her sister's manager, also a recording industry professional who has worked with Destiny's Child and Lady Gaga, her solo career should have started with a new contract yesterday (dot com).

According to her husband, shown asking Toni Braxton for advice shortly after Tamar did the same during the premiere (hence the triangle), Tamar needs to listen.


Taking Back Sunday's New Album

New self-titled album from Taking Back Sunday will be available June 28th!

You can pre-order the album here and you will receive:
- The new album "Tacking Back Sunday"
- Plus second bonus disc with 6 demo tracks
- 11 1'x'1' posters with art inspired by each song off the new album
- Copy of lyrics handwritten by Adam on the back of the posters
- Every bundle will be signed by the band!
- Instant MP3 download of the new song "El Paso"

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Nicki Minaj Creating A ‘Bigger, Brighter & More Spectacular’ Show with Britney Spears

A day after making the official announcement that Nicki Minaj will be joining Britney Spears‘ North American Summer tour, Nicki called Ryan Seacrest to fill us in on what to expect in the highly-anticipated show.
“I’m calling to let everyone know how thrilled I am — how honored I am to be going on the road with the iconic miss Britney Spears this Summer,” said Nicki in an exclusive voicemail left for “On Air with Ryan Seacrest.” “I just know that when the Femme Fatales and The Barbs get together we’re going to kick major ass.”

She continued, “I’m looking forward to creating a new, a bigger, a brighter, a more spectacular show, and I’m just really, really excited to make history with Britney.”

Tuesday after the announcement, Nicki tweeted to Britney, “let’s keep the “other thing” a secret for now.” What the secret is, no one knows but as we get closer to the opening date of the concert in Sacramento, CA, keep listening to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” as he gets more info from Britney and Nicki.

Listen to Nicki’s entire voicemail below and click here to get Femme Fatale tour dates and ticket information!
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Dropped from Theaters in VOD dispute?


NATO (the National Association of Theater Owners), which represents such huge regional chains as Regal Entertainment and AMC, is threatening to drop some of this summer's biggest blockbusters in response to the recently announced Video-On-Demand plan that is being utilized by four of the six major studios.

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Three cheers for the"sanctity of marriage"...

'Teen Mom 2' star Leah Messer, Corey Simms split: Couple to divorce six months after tying the knot

Leah Messer's fears about getting married at a young age have sadly come true.

The "Teen Mom" star has reportedly decided to leave husband Corey Simms, the father of her 16-month-old twin daughters whom she married last October.

Messer, 18, decided to pull the plug on her six-month marriage after numerous fights with Simms over financial issues and their living situation, OK! magazine reported.

"He and Leah have been living apart for two weeks now, and he has been very happy," a friend of Simms' told the magazine.

According to In Touch Weekly, Simms had been making huge withdrawals from the couple's joint bank account, with the most recent being $19,000 to buy himself a new truck.

Though Messer was reportedly left with little funds to care for herself and the couple's two children, Simms was not apologetic. Instead, he apparently claimed he deserved the extravagant purchase.

"He did it without telling Leah, even though the money is mostly her earnings from MTV," a source told the mag. "When she found out, they had a vicious fight and she left him.

"She always said she didn't want a broken home for her girls, since her father left her family," the source added. "But now she is ready to give that up and leave Corey for good."

In fact, Messer was spotted leaving a West Virginia courthouse Wednesday morning to move forward with the couple's separation.

Deputy clerk Clarissa Harishaw at the Clay County Circuit Court told OK! that "nothing has been filed today," but did confirm the estranged couple had picked up either divorce or custody papers.

Messer is reportedly in the process of seeking full custody of the couple's twin daughters, Aleeah and Aliannah.



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New Bio Exposes Glenn Ford/Rita Hayworth Love Child

Peter Ford will appear Saturday at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre to talk about his famous dad, sign copies of his new biography, "Glenn Ford: A Life," and screen two of the actor's film noirs: 1947's "Framed" and 1949's "Mr. Soft Touch."

Ford admitted he is a bit concerned how his father's fan base will react to the autobiography. The book, though not a "Daddy Dearest," paints a less-than-flattering picture of the legendary actor. Ford discusses with great admiration his father's film career that included such classics as 1955's "Blackboard Jungle," 1946's "Gilda," the second of his five films with Rita Hayworth, and Fritz Lang's seminal 1953 film noir "The Big Heat."

But he also doesn't pull any punches about his father's chronic womanizing — Hayworth, Joan Crawford, Hope Lange, Geraldine Brooks, Maria Schell, Judy Garland and Brigitte Bardot were among his lovers — his drinking and his distant, often strained relationship with Peter.

Perhaps one of the most shocking revelations is that Ford and Hayworth became lovers during 1948's "The Loves of Carmen," and in fact, Hayworth became pregnant with Ford's child and had an abortion at a hospital in France. "Nobody knows that," he said. "I have his diaries."

"The image of my dad is that he is like Jimmy Stewart, an Everyman. He was that on film. He wasn't that in private life," said Ford, whose mother was Ford's first wife, tap-dancing legend Eleanor Powell, whom he describes as a "saint." Powell was married to the actor for 16 turbulent years. He began the book the year before his father died.

"We worked on it together," Ford said. After his father's death he also was able to quote from Glenn Ford's extensive diaries, which he began writing in 1934, plus many audio tapes he made.

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ELLE's 2011 Women in Music

From the new-wave vocal powerhouses to the indie-minded breakouts to the endurnig legends who still rock our world, Elle honors the women in music sounding off in 2011...

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Dexter creator James Manos to direct MCH & Vera Farmiga in 'Love, Scotch And Death'

EXCLUSIVE: Dexter creator James Manos Jr and Michael C. Hall will collaborate on the big screen after Hall wraps the sixth season as the strangely likable serial killer title character. They will team on the independent feature Love, Scotch and Death, with Hall playing a character based on Manos, during a most stressful week filled with unimaginable mishaps. Vera Farmiga will star with Hall. Manos will make his feature directing debut, with shooting to begin in November.

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Unseen DJ Premier And Christina Aguilera "Back to Basics" Footage Released

In previously unseen footage from "Back To Basics" DJ Premier and Christina Aguilera explain their unlikely 2006 collaboration.

After decades of critical acclaim as a founding member of Gang Starr, some were surprised when DJ Premier joined the stable of producers contributing to Pop singer Christina Aguilera’s 2006 album, Back To Basics. Aguilera revealed that she sought Premier out after hearing the sample used on Notorious B.I.G.’s “Kick In The Door” in hopes of getting what she called “a throwback sound.”

“Ever since I was eight-years-old, I used to listen to these old records—Pearl Bailey, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn and Dinah Washington,” Aguilera explained. “I used to call them my fun music to sing. I was able to dive wholeheartedly back into those eras and come up with songs that were organic and authentic to the times. Other [songs] had throwback elements, but to the 20’s, 20’s and ‘40’s, but with kind of a modern day twist or edgy beat.”

For his part, DJ Premier is effusive in his praise of Aguilera calling her a “true artist.”

“A lot of you people that make records, we have to put you on Auto-tune because you can’t keep a note when it comes to making records,” Premier added. “You can’t hold a note live either. I’ve seen her do her thing, and it’s gonna be a crazy 2006 year for her.”



Poor Zachary got in a fight with a striped sweater factory and lost....

Zachary Quinto makes a phone call as he walks around New York City on Tuesday (April 12) and i'm making a post about it cause WHERE THE FUCK IS YOUR BOYFRAN THO?! NO NOT THE GLEE ONE I DON'T CARE ABOUT HIM AND HIS CABBAGE PATCH KID FACE

The 33-year-old actor showed his stripes in a blue and black sweater on an overcast day in the city.

Last week, ZQ was spotted making a Starbucks run with a friend (it was a lady not one of his ~unidentified male friends~ which i was def bummed about because Quinto in Slut Mode gives me so much life) in Los Angeles.

Zach also stepped out earlier in the month to celebrate Private Practice actress Kate Walsh’s birthday! (see I feel like that might not warrant an exclamation point?...BUT DO YOU JARED, DO YOU.)

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noo yawk i luv joo but yer bringin' me down
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Shakira's ring robbed off her finger at a concert in Mexico (VIDEO)

Colombian superstar Shakira had her ring stolen off her hand by a supposed fan while performing at a show in Mexico, El Espectador reported Wednesday.

The multi-talented Barranquilla-born beauty was simultaneously singing and shaking hands with her supporters in Monterrey, Mexico, when one "fan" slipped the ring from her finger.

The incident occurred on April 7 but Mexican media only released a video of the robbery Wednesday. Like a true professional, or perhaps someone who is indifferent to losing a surely very expensive piece of jewellery, the "Waka waka" singer took a quick bemused glance at her hand before continuing with the show.

To her credit, the concert continued unimpeded, leaving the rest of the more traditional, non-stealing, crowd completely unaware of the sneaky supporter's dastardly deed.

The video of the incident can be seen below.


Alexandra Stan ready to take over the USA

The young Romanian singer Alexandra Stan visited Quebec for the first time to introduce her tune “Mr. Saxobeat". On her visit, Showbizz.net discussed Alexandra's upcoming debut album with the star, and her plan to release in the USA.

In 2009, Alexandra released the singles “Show Me The Way” and “Lollipop (Param Pam Pam)”, and both received massive airplay in her home of Romania. Her next single, “Mr. Saxobeat”, released in November 2010, has become a smash success in several countries of the world. The song has had incredible sales since it was released. In Quebec, it reached #1 on the charts. In addition to that, it has reached #3 on the iTunes Canadian dance chart. “Mr. Saxobeat” also reached #1 in France, Spain, Russia, and Belgium. The music video to “Mr. Saxobeat” has also had over 20 million views on YouTube.

Alexandra recently dropped a brand new single called "Get Back (ASAP)", and hopes to premiere the video to it in less than 3 weeks. Alexandra has also been working on her debut album, which will see a release first in Europe, and then Canada to follow.

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Mary-Louise Parker: Brazilian Blowout made my hair fall out

There's nothing out of the ordinary when it comes to Parker's beauty regime. But when asked if she's had any beauty mishaps recently, we were surprised to learn of Parker's disappointment with the Brazilian Hair Straightening Treatment.

"I've experienced hair fall-out in the past, and it is not fun. This treatment resulted in more," Parker told Turnbow.

Her advice? "Don't do it!"

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The treatment, which contains formaldehyde, was given a hazard alert by the the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today.
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Lotte Verbeek Discusses Role of Giulia Farnese on The Borgias

Lotte Verbeek plays Giulia Farnese in Showtime's new hit series The Borgias.

She landed the role of Giulia before she even knew about the Borgias family. In an exclusive interview, she talks to TV Fanatic about her doubts, the show's ornate costumes, being the mistress of Oscar-winning Jeremy Irons' character and more.

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Uncle Jesse stars in an indie slocore/sadcore band's video for some reason!!

Duluth, Minnesota band Low have spent the last two decades crafting moody, minimalist soundscapes that provide backdrops to their narratives of heartbreak and loss.

John Stamos has spent those same decades raising the Olsen twins, hitting “Kokomo” sticks for the Beach Boys, carving out a Broadway career, and becoming a beloved component of Glee.

Those two disparate forces have come together for Low’s new video “Try to Sleep,” which stars Stamos.

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Jamming to this rn, omg can't wait 4 the Red House Painters/Bob Saget collab!!

Stamos seems like an irresponsible driver tho! He should keep his eyes on the road and his hands at 10 and 2!!

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They're Coming For Your Wigs...

New group Rania dreams to conquer Korea and America

Globally-renowned producer Teddy Riley's group Raina has finally been unveiled. Rania held their debut stage following a showcase on the 6th at Hong Dae V Hall in Seoul.  

Rania is a massive-girl group trained by DR Music President Yoon Deung Ryong, who previously stirred up the Korean Wave with BabyVox. The group has also been gathering attention partly because producer Teddy  Riley, who have produced hits for pop stars like Michael Jackson and Black Street, had produced the tracks for Rania for their debut.


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Sexy, unique, all of the members have talent, haters are prudes, etc.

STOCK ; rainbow bright
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Chinese Schoolchildren Do Michael Jackson Dance Routines Every Morning

(Skip to 1:50 for the actual performance)

Every morning, schoolchildren in China have to do synchronized morning exercises. Usually these are boring calisthenics performed to a soundtrack of communist anthems.

But the 700 students at this school in southwest China do a Michael Jackson dance routine to get ready for the day. Here they are performing Dangerous.

"This is fun and it is also very good exercise for them," headmaster Wan Lu said. "They have other routines but this one is their favourite."

It was apparently inspired by that famous Thriller reenactment staged by all those Filipino prisoners. (School resembles prison all over the world, apparently.) Oh yeah, China? We've got those cute middle-schoolers kids singing a Ja Rule cover.

Source - Gawker.com
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OT - Dr Pepper is easily the most superior soda out there. I'm legit addicted.

MODS: my other one submitted on accident before it was ready. I'm in a fight with the internet/my laptop/all technology as a whole and I just want to go back to the way things were in middle school....

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Beyonce's New Song Is Called 'Til The End Of The World', Not 'Girl'?

Beyoncé has been spotted shooting the video for her new single, Til The End Of The World, in Los Angeles.

Queen B sported an Egyptian-style headdress, bra and black hot pants for the promo, as she strutted her stuff with dancers who were dressed in brightly-coloured skirts and black military jackets.

According to The Sun, the set for the video had an apocalyptic feel, as burnt-out cars sprayed with graffiti and posters of the ex-Destiny's Child singer decorated the scene.

It is thought that Beyoncé is also working with Lady GaGa's Bad Romance video director, Francis Lawrence, on another promo for track, Girl, which is rumoured to feature 200 African dancers.

Pictures have also emerged of this promo, where the 29-year old diva donned a piece from Givenchy's Fall 2011 couture collection, wearing her dyed-blonde hair in a towering mohican.

Beyoncé's forthcoming album is expected to hit stores in June.


apparently 'Girl' is just a promo track.
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Scarlett Johansson Moves In With Sean Penn

ScarJo and Sean are playing house!

Three months into their unexpected romance, Scarlett Johansson has moved in to the $3.8 million Malibu home of Sean Penn, an insider tells the new Us Weekly, out Wednesday.

Relocating from her temporary digs at a West Hollywood hotel, the recently divorced 26-year-old "has essentially moved in over the last few weeks," the source says. And now that the actress and Penn, 50, share the same roof after months of furtive sightings at hotspots in Hollywood, Mexico and beyond, "they just stay home" whenever they can.

Among their fave homebody activities? Eating in and hanging out with Penn's kids with ex-wife Robin Wright, who are mere years younger than Johansson: daughter Dylan, 20, and son Hopper, 17.

Plus, the domestic duo love working out (their recent jog fueled pregnancy rumors that proved false), entertaining pals like Owen Wilson and Javier Bardem and more. (Back in February, Us Weekly was first to break news that Johansson had rebounded from her December divorce from Ryan Reynolds with Penn.)

Get all the details on their happy new home life in this week's Us Weekly -- out now.


American Pie Guy Seann William Scott Out of Rehab

Seann William Scott
is ready to be a role model again.

The star of American Pie and Role Models and frequent sidekick Dwayne Johnson has finished a 30-day stint in the treatment center he voluntarily checked into last month to address "health and personal issues.

As evidence, the 34-year-old Scott was reportedly spotted out at a Knicks game last night in New York. His rep confirms to E! News that Seann left the facility after dealing with a personal problem (perhaps the thesp wasn't feeling so well after starring in Cop Out).

We're happy to hear it as he is now looking forward to participating in the latest American Pie sequel, American Reunion, so he can get his career back on track. Aside from Reunion, Scott is due to star in the sports comedy Goon, unspooling later this year, and is also lending his voice to Ice Age: Continental Drift, hitting theaters in 2012.


Wait...since when was he in rehab? O.o

John Travolta: Working With Lindsay Lohan Would Be "Great"

From starlet to mob princess?

Lindsay Lohan is currently in talks to play Victoria Gotti in a movie about Gambino family boss John Gotti starring John Travolta as the late Don. And the Pulp Fiction star, 57, tells UsMagazine.com that he'd be thrilled to have the troubled actress, 24, play his daughter.

"I know whatever she would like to do would be great," Travolta said at a press conference for the flick in NYC Tuesday. Then he joked, "I know first hand, Lindsay happens to be a very big fan of mine from years ago when she was a little girl and liked [Grease's] Danny Zuko and [Welcome Back Kotter's] Vinny Barborino, so I always thought she was gorgeous and talented and filled with a lot of depth!"

While blonde-again Lohan did pose next to Victoria, she kept mum about playing the author and star of Growing Up Gotti, now 48. But her mother Dina Lohan said she would definitely "support" her little girl taking on the role.

"I'm really dear friends with Victoria," said Dina, 48. "She brought Mark Fiore, the producer, to me and said she wanted Lindsay to play her and that she respects Lindsay as an actor. I love Victoria, so it's win win!"

Likewise, John Gotti, who died in 2002 at the age of 61, would have apparently been pleased with the casting of Travolta. Asked if his father had been a fan of the Saturday Night Fever star, Gotti's son, John Gotti Jr. replied, "Absolutely, in the '70s and '80s, who wasn't a John Travolta fan?"

To research the role, Travolta has been spending time with Gotti Jr. and the two have found much in common.

"His father lost a son, and I lost a son and we discussed that in depth and how painful that is and how painful it was for his father," said the actor, who's 16-year-old son Jett died in 2009. "It was an amazing kind of evening. It was quintessential for this, and even if I hadn't done the movie, I'd love him anyways."

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Hugh Grant secretly tapes former tabloid journalist admitting to phone hacking and police bribes

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After a chance meeting with a former News of the World executive who told him his phone had been hacked, Hugh Grant couldn’t resist going back to him – with a hidden tape recorder – to find out if there was more to the story...

"When I broke down in my midlife crisis car in remotest Kent just before Christmas, a battered white van pulled up on the far carriageway. To help, I thought. But when the driver got out he started taking pictures with a long-lens camera. He came closer to get better shots and I swore at him. Then he offered me a lift the last few miles to my destination. I suspected his motives and swore at him some more. (I'm not entirely sympathetic towards paparazzi.) Then I realised I couldn't get a taxi and was late. So I had to accept the lift.

He turned out to be an ex-News of the World investigative journalist and paparazzo, now running a pub in Dover. He still kept his camera in the car's glove box for just this kind of happy accident.

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The article is kinda tld;dr but really interesting, especially the stuff about celebrities' rights to privacy. The journalist admits to some pretty sketchy shit, such as bugging the phones of the fiends and family of young girls who were murdered, and seems to justify a lot of the celebrity bugging by saying "you're rich, you're fair game".
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Tara Reid spoofs herself in 'The Big Lebowski 2' trailer

Earlier this year, Tara Reid was widely mocked for incorrectly stating that work would soon begin on The Big Lebowski 2. (Those who had a little fun at Ms. Reid’s expense included Lebowski auteur Ethan Coen, who declared ”I’m glad she’s working on it. We’ll watch it when it comes out.”) Now the American Pie actress has turned that frown upside down (and really tied her mistake together) by making a fake Big Lebowski 2 trailer for FunnyOrDie.com. Reid plays every important character from the original classic comedy, except for her actual role of trophy wife and nail polish enthusiast Bunny Lebowski.

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NBA fines Kobe $100,000 for apparent slur toward ref

An NBA spokesman says the league has fined Kobe Bryant $100,000 for apparently using a derogatory homophobic term about a referee in the Lakers' game on Tuesday.

Video replays appear to show Bryant using the slur when he couldn't get Bennie Adams' attention as he came to the bench after getting hit with a technical foul during the Lakers' 102-93 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.

"Kobe Bryant's comment during last night's game was offensive and inexcusable," NBA commissioner David Stern said in a release. "While I'm fully aware that basketball is an emotional game, such a distasteful term should never be tolerated. Accordingly, I have fined Kobe $100,000. Kobe and everyone associated with the NBA know that insensitive or derogatory comments are not acceptable and have no place in our game or society."

Bryant punched his chair before taking a seat on the bench and threw a towel on the court near his feet in frustration after picking up his fourth foul in the third quarter. He got his 15th technical of the season for arguing the call.

"What I said last night should not be taken literally. My actions were out of frustration during the heat of the game, period," Bryant said in a statement. "The words expressed do NOT reflect my feelings towards the gay and lesbian communities and were NOT meant to offend anyone."

If he gets another technical foul in the season finale at Sacramento on Wednesday, an NBA-mandated, one-game suspension would be for the first game of next season.


Youtube video of the incident

Are the American Idol Judges Too Nice?

American Idol's new lineup of judges – Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and veteran Randy Jackson – has been a huge success. But they no longer do much criticizing.

Even the classic Idol pejorative, "pitchy," is heard much less these days. They respond to nearly every performance by throwing bouquets of praise at the stage. Then, when singers leave, they weep and fret and moan, heartbroken.

Jennifer has gone through so much pain already, I think she could have been cast in Mildred Pierce instead of Kate Winslet.

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Spoiler-Free Preview: Game of Thrones really is an astonishing achievement

You've never seen anything like HBO's Game of Thrones before. Lavish, bloody, dark, weird and sometimes amazingly sweet, the cable channel's adaptation of George R.R. Martin's bestselling book series delivers the goods.

We've seen the first six episodes, and here's our spoiler-free preview of them. In a nutshell: the series features a host of astonishingly powerful performances that bring a depth and maturity that you seldom see on television, in any genre. And it looks absolutely gorgeous.

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Game of Thrones debuts this Sunday at 9 PM on HBO.

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A Serious(ly awesome) Man joins the MIB3 cast, I feel like I prob have to go see it now

Michael Stuhlbarg, one of the key players on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and the star of the Coen brothers’ A Serious Man, has been cast in Men In Black 3.
Will Smith and Josh Brolin lead the cast of the third installment of Columbia’s sci-fi comedy being directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and currently in production. The 3D movie is scheduled for a May 25, 2012 release.

The studio isn’t revealing too many details about the film, although it is known to feature a time travel element, allowing Brolin to play a young Tommy Lee Jones and Alice Eve, a young Emma Thompson, as the MIB agents try to save the world in 1969.

Stuhlbarg will play a character called “Griffin." Sharlto Copley circled the role late last year, but a deal never materialized.

The actor, repped by ICM and Viking Entertainment, plays gangster Arnold Rothstein in Boardwalk Empire. He will next be seen on the big-screen in Hugo Cabret, Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of the children’s book by Brian Selznick.

if you choose to turn this into a Boardwalk Empire post I would not be angry.

Source: story - The Hollywood Reporter
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Tina Fey on Oprah

Tina Fey was on Oprah's special SNL alumni episode to talk about her new book Bossypants and share the big news that the 30 Rock star and creator is expecting baby number two. Tina first made the exciting announcement when she taped the show last week, and since then she has been showing off her pregnancy style everywhere from Letterman to Barnes & Nobles appearances. On Oprah, Tina revealed how she and her husband came to the decision to have another child, and how he helped her decide on a name for her memoir.

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