May 4th, 2011

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Jeremy Renner & Janet Montgomery:
New Couple Alert?


 

Jeremy Renner has been casually seeing 25-year-old British actress Janet Montgomery.

Sources exclusively tell JustJared.com that they met on a plane from Vancouver to Los Angeles - she was shooting the Fox action drama Human Target and he was filming Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol alongside Tom Cruise. They recently met up together in Berlin and were spotted together in L.A.’s Runyon Canyon earlier this week.

The 40-year-old Oscar-nominated actor has had a great amount of success lately. Jeremy will star in the new Bourne movie and will play film icon Steve McQueen in a new biopic.

SPOILER HIGHLIGHT: In the upcoming superhero flick Thor, Jeremy makes a cameo appearance as the sharp-shooting Hawkeye. Both Chris Hemsworth, who plays the title character, and Jeremy will reprise their roles in The Avengers, due out in 2012.
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Also Jeremy's "friend" and business partner Kristoffer Winters is suppose to have a show coming out on Bravo about flipping multimillion dollar homes in LA.

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"Dexter" resuming shooting this month; casting calls for new characters



Michael C. Hall will step back into Dexter Morgan’s shoes this month when they begin filming the sixth season of Dexter in and around Los Angeles.

Production is expected to be underway by the end of May, for a September premiere, and a few of the recurring roles being cast for the season have already been leaked.

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(Uh, mods, I did put a cut.) That third one sounds suspiciously Doakes-like, but IDGAF, I am way excited. Love this show.
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The Good Wife creators tease next three Episodes and changes for season 3

 
Creators Robert and Michelle King have experienced critical acclaim that, as of late, has been reserved for ambitious cable fare, but the serialized CBS drama -- which returns for the last three episodes of its sophomore season on Tuesday -- seems to be the exception to the rule. But even with critical raves, the hourlong series, toplined by TV veteran Julianna Margulies as the regal "good wife" Alicia to the scandal-plagued politican Peter, the network has yet to officially pick up the solid ratings performer for a third season.

With signs pointing to a renewal, thanks to regular Alan Cumming closing a three-year deal with the studio to remain through a fifth round, the Kings are of course, cautiously optimistic. Even so, changes are bound to take place next year if and when the official announcement comes. Robert and Michelle King spoke to The Hollywood Reporter to discuss what the future holds days after filming wrapped on the New York-based production -- and how the Kalinda-Peter bombshell will affect the series going forward.

The Hollywood Reporter: Will the upcoming finale end on a cliffhanger like last season?

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Taylor Swift, Ashley Greene Talk Serious Met Gala Dress Prep

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Getting glammed up in a designer gown and heading off to Vogue‘s Met Costume Institute Gala sounds like a girl’s dream come true. But it’s not all couture and Cartier: some serious prep work goes into getting ready for such a fashion-forward event.

Ashley Greene, wearing a blush tulle Donna Karan gown made just for her, was a prime example. “I had to do some strength training to wear it,” she joked to reporters on the red carpet last night, her mermaid train flowing gracefully behind her. “I saw it and was kind of like, ‘Anything is worth it to wear this dress.’”

Meanwhile, pal Taylor Swift, who had to do a bit of maneuvering in order to share a hug with the Twilight star, said her dress was low maintenance — and not even itchy. “I’m comfortable,” she boasted of her fitted J. Mendel creation, adding, “It’s a little difficult with the train. But I’ve experienced worse.” While walking wasn’t a huge problem for the country star, it was getting to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art that proved to be a bit of a challenge. “The car ride over here was interesting,” she admitted. “You have to lay down on the seat and take the train and crumple it up on your lap.” Just as long as you emerge wrinkle-free!

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Abigail Breslin: My Friends Didn’t Recognize Me as a Blonde

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Four years ago at the Oscars, Abigail Breslin was America’s beloved Little Miss Sunshine. But on Wednesday, with long blonde tresses, the teen looked all grown up on her way into a Vanity Fair Tribeca Film Festival bash. Breslin was recently asked to go from red to blonde for her role in New Year’s Eve, where she shares the screen with Sarah Jessica Parker. And luckily, the young actress seems to like the change. “Yes, I am enjoying it. It’s kind of fun,” she told PEOPLE while arriving at the party. “It’s different, because I was so dark before.” In fact, Breslin’s dye job was so drastic, she practically looked like a different person to some. “My friends didn’t even say ‘hello’ to me,” she continued. Then “they’d [say], ‘Oh, you have blonde hair now?’ I guess people are kind of taken off guard by it.” Though the starlet is growing into new roles, not to mention growing up — she turned 15 earlier this month — she says her years in show business aren’t wearing her down just yet. She joked, “I feel the same age.”

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Jessie J wants to be as big as Gaga

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Jessie J "won't sleep" until she's as successful as Lady Gaga.

The 'Price Tag' hitmaker explained she won't feel happy with her career until she can feel comfortable around the likes of Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Rihanna.

She said: "I want to sit there with the Katy Perrys and the Gagas and the Rihannas and feel comfortable. I don’t want to be the British chick who tried to make it and didn't. I'm not going to sleep until that happens!"

Jessie also admitted she is hoping to take her music all around the world, and is prepared to work her "butt off" to fly the flag for British artists.

She added: "I'm basically trying to release music the whole way around the world at one time. It's crazy to know I can take my music to the US as well as the UK and Japan and Australia.

"I want to fly the flag around the world. I think the UK deserves someone who will work their butt off and go out there and go for it."


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GLAAD asks Fox channel in Houston for apology after 'extremist' report on gay characters on 'Glee'

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The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has asked a Fox affiliate in Houston for a formal apology after their news broadcast aired a segment criticizing Glee‘s portrayal of gay teens.

Last week, Glee aired a special 90-minute episode inspired by Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and devoted to teaching the series’ characters to celebrate what makes them unique. After the broadcast, Houston Fox affiliate KRIV-26 aired a segment called “Is TV Too Gay?” which focused on whether or not shows like Glee “delve too much into homosexual relationships.”

One of the panelists, Bryan Fischer from the American Family Association, reprimanded Glee for portraying homosexuality which, in his words, “is conduct that bears enormous psychological and physical risk to those that engage in it.”

GLAAD says that the channel has yet to issue a formal apology, and claims KRIV-26 initially seemed remorseful about the segment but now stands behind it.

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Charlie Sheen: 'Kelly Preston shot herself'

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Charlie Sheen has denied being responsible for shooting ex-fiancée Kelly Preston in 1990.

TMZ reports that during the Vancouver show of his "My Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour, the former Two and a Half Men actor claimed that it was Preston herself who caused the injury.

Recalling the incident, Sheen revealed that he was in another room of the house when he heard the gunshot and was then met by "a naked Kelly Preston at the top of the stairs, covered in blood".

According to his version of the events, Preston accidentally dropped a pistol which was hidden in a pair of Sheen's pants while in the couple's bathroom, causing it to discharge and hit the toilet. He went on to say that she was hit by shrapnel or a piece of porcelain.

Sheen added that he was prepared to accept blame for the incident when it happened.


Preston recently praised Sheen, describing him as a "great man".

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Katy Perry on Her Religious Childhood, Her Career, and Her Marriage to Russell Brand

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“My career is like an artichoke,” Katy Perry tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Lisa Robinson. “People might think that the leaves are tasty and buttered up and delicious, and they don’t even know that there’s something magical hidden at the base of it. There’s a whole other side [of me] that people didn’t know existed.”

Perry, who tells Robinson that she wants her ashes shot out over the Santa Barbara coast in a firework, reveals that one side of her she has definitively left behind is her born-again upbringing. “I didn’t have a childhood,” she says, adding that her mother never read her any books except the Bible, and that she wasn’t allowed to say “deviled eggs” or “Dirt Devil.” Perry wasn’t even allowed to listen to secular music and relied on friends to sneak her CDs. “Growing up, seeing Planned Parenthood, it was considered like the abortion clinic,” she tells Robinson. “I was always scared I was going to get bombed when I was there…. I didn’t know it was more than that, that it was for women and their needs. I didn’t have insurance, so I went there and I learned about birth control.”
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TV’s 10 Greatest A-Holes



An asshole isn’t a villain. He isn’t the CEO of an evil conglomerate secretly trying to take over the world. He’s the friend you have to apologize for after the party, but you continue to invite anyways. Here’s a list of the Top 10 TV Assholes; what makes them jerkfaces, dickwads, and tools; and the redeemable qualities that earn them a little place in our hearts.

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Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Plan A Romantic Summer Getaway Together!



Selena tells all about her sexy upcoming trip!

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez had some great dates during his Asian tour, whether they were eating exotic cuisine or they were spending hot nights in suites together. But they’re already planning their next hot summer getaway!

 

Justin, 17, and Selena, 18, are already already setting their sights on a vacation after his tour. Chief News Correspondent for E! News Ken Baker confirmed the news on On Air with Ryan Seacrest, saying he spoke with Selena briefly after her most recent trip to Asia.

And although Ken says that sources close to the pair deny rumors of engagement or promise rings in the future, he does say they are deeply in love!

We are so glad these hardworking young stars get to have some time off together!

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Ummm really.....i love them but they are still just teenagers. Engagement really.





 

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Britney Spears is Not a Corporate Puppet

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Songwriter Savan Kotecha has denied allegations that Britney Spears is a corporate puppet.

Last month a former friend of the 'Till The World Ends' popstar branded her a "puppet", stating that she just does as she is told and has no creative input where her career is concerned.

When asked if the allegations are accurate, Kotecha, who recently penned two tracks for Spears's album Femme Fatale, told Digital Spy: "No. I think these big artists don't get where they are unless them and their team are running the show. Simple as that."

One of the tracks the songwriter wrote for Spears's album, titled 'I Wanna Go', has been widely praised and is regarded as a fan favorite.

Speaking about whether label bosses are lining the track up to be a future single, he explained: "I've had no official word, but I think it's likely down the line that it will be. I definitely know that the label saw the reaction. I hope so, but don't quote me on that as I don't have the authority on it! It's been fun to see people's reaction because we wrote that track a year and a half ago and it was always mine [and producers] Max Martin and Shellman's favorite."

Britney Spears's Femme Fatale recently gained platinum status in the US.

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Charlotte Gainsbourg to Release Double Album This Fall

The French actress and chanteuse releases a split 7″ with Villagers in anticipation of a double album.


Charlotte Gainsbourg stays busy, while zigging and zagging creatively.

When I spoke to her last year for an interview with Death and Taxes, the Guillaume Apollinaire-loving actress an chanteuse had just finished rounds of publicity for Lars Von Trier’s provocative Gothic film “Antichrist,” and was presently publicizing “IRM,” a collaboration with Beck which displayed what is most likely her best work musically (and Beck’s, for that matter).

Now Gainsbourg is once again in the vapor trail of a Von Trier film—this time the fantastic looking science fiction “Melancholia“—and about to release a double album “Live and Unreleased.” The latter will appear this fall on the record label Because. The album apparently is a collection of unreleased tracks and will be accompanied by a DVD documentary.

In anticipation of “Live and Unreleased,” Gainsbourg will be releasing a split 7″ with the band Villagers. Her contribution, the track “Memoir,” is a pretty folk song that contains both French and American influences.

Stream the 7″ after the cut.

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Summertime!

Sad Decemberists News, Will Still Tour.



A note from Colin Meloy:

About a month ago, we all at Decemberists HQ got hit with some pretty hard news. Jenny Conlee, our since-the-very-beginning accordion and keyboard player and all-around rad person was diagnosed with breast cancer. If you or anyone in your world has been handed a similar diagnosis, you know what a bolt-out-of-the-blue this news can be.

The good news is that Jenny caught it early. And while the prognosis is very, very good for a full recovery, tackling the disease will mean some intensive treatment for our Jenny as well as a lot of important recovery time.

So I’m writing this to say that, weighing our options, and with Jenny’s fervent blessings, we’ve decided to go forward with our scheduled tour dates this spring and summer.

What we know now: Jenny will very likely miss all nine of our concerts in May and June. We're all hoping that her recovery will be such that she'll be able to get back on board as soon as possible.

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Get well soon, Jenny! xo... Wish the Decemberists were coming to Vancouver!

More of Juliane Moore as Sarah Palin



From Caught on Set: Julianne Moore is spotted on the set of her new HBO film Game Change in Baltimore yesterday (May 2). You betcha she’s playing Sarah Palin in the film.

The new film is based on Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, the bestselling novel about the 2008 United States presidential election by political journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. Ed Harris and Woody Harrelson also star.

It doesn’t sound like Sarah is too excited about Game Change – she told Fox News’ Sean Hannity in March: “I think I’ll just grit my teeth and bear whatever comes what may with that movie.”

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Jay-Z 'Tried To End Rihanna And Ciara Feud At MET Costume Gala 2011'

 


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Jay-Z tried to bring Rihanna and Ciara together at the MET Costume Gala in New York to speak about their recent feud, it's been reported.

The two singers fell out in February after exchanging a series of messages on Twitter.

Rihanna appeared to make an attempt to resolve the feud at the time, but according to he Daily Mirror the pair still were not on talking terms on Monday (May 2).

A source said: “The two divas were placed well apart and it seems they were still holding grudges. Jay-Z tried to get them to talk but they were having none of it.

The source added that Rihanna also skipped the after-party to spend time with Colin Firth's wife Livia
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Jesse James Says He Spent 6 Years Pretending to be Perfect to Please Sandra Bullock

Jesse James on Sandra Bullock: 'I Can't Worry About Her Anymore'


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When asked if he thought that jumping into another marriage so soon would be hurtful to Bullock, James said though it has been painful, he realized he has to move on.
 

"I can't worry about her anymore," James said. "I think I've spent a good chunk of the last five or six years worrying only about her, and what she thinks, and what I should do ... controlling all my movements and everything else ... I think it's time to worry about Jesse and making sure Jesse's happy."


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The Good Wife Scores Best Ratings Since October!

Ratings up 20% this week! 20% more people realized how amazing it is!

NBC is dancing and singing in the halls of 30 Rock. NBC’s The Voice was up 10% with adults 18-49 from its premiere to an impressive 5.6 adults 18-49 rating from 9-11p, and NBC won the night with adults 18-49. The Biggest Loser was flat versus last week.

CBS led with total viewers but the NCIS duo was down, with the original down 10% and NCIS: Los Angeles down 12%. But The Good Wife was up 20% to its best ratings with adults 18-49 since October. Body Of Proof didn’t have nearly as good of a time of it and it was down another 9% to a series low in its regular time slot. Earlier in the night, the Dancing with the Stars Results Show was down 19% to a season low 2.9 adults 18-49 rating.

Glee was up 6% from last week’s supersized episode, and Raising Hope was up 6% vs. last week’s special 9:30pm airing, but its 1.9 adults 18-49 rating last night was nothing to sing about. The sure to be canceled Traffic Light was down another 8% from its last original two weeks ago to a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

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Amazing news! Renewal here we come! And if you don't watch, it really is an amazing well written/acted show.
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Kate Hudson talks about her engagement and "good luck" movie

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Kate Hudson has been in the news for all the right reasons lately, from her pregnancy to her engagement, and the star chatted about all of the above with ET's Samantha Harris at the 'Something Borrowed' premiere on Tuesday night.

"I popped at about five and a half months, that's when I really started showing," said Hudson.

Rumors of Hudson's pregnancy started swirling in January and the actress announced her engagement to boyfriend Matt Bellamy April 27 during a "Today" show taping with Matt Lauer.

"It just wasn't on my list of things I needed in my life, but when he asked, it definitely felt right," Hudson said of her engagement that she called a "shock.

Goodwin joked that she had to put a rain check on the real celebration surrounding Hudson's engagement saying, "We did not toast over drinks because she's pregnant but we will later."

"Is there anybody more adorable pregnant than [Kate Hudson]?" said John Krasinski. "She makes it look good."


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Gwyneth Remains Flawlessly Unaware of What an Inspiration She is To The Entire World.



Gwyneth Paltrow may be a dear, personal, friend of mine, a legendary actress, a superstar singer, a rock star wife, a working mother, a fitness aficionado, a culinary mastermind, a hostage negotiator, a D&D master, the 1993 World Thumb War Champion and a L'Oreal spokesmodel but one thing she is not - a lifestyle guru.

Despite being so skilled in so many areas and having a plethora of tips on how poor, fat and sad people, such as yourself, can improve their lives, the multi-talented star insists she has no desire to develop a guru-like status.

Gwyneth, not content with being the biggest film star the world has ever seen, shining in films like Shallow Hal, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and Cuntry Strong, has also been impressing audiences with her vocal capabilities of late. Gracing the Grammy stage with some overweight, black man dressed as a chicken and on some television series set in a *shudder* public school.

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This reminds me of the time that Gwynnie, myself, NPR Correspondent Karen Grigsby Bates and Margherita Missoni hosted a benefit in honor of Irish Nobel laureate nominee and songsmith, Paul David Hewson (Bono, for those not on a first name basis). In honor of the Irishman's guest editor status for the July 2007 issue of Vanity Fair, we bypassed the signature cocktail and stocked the bar with Guinness. When the guest of honor arrived, he immediately asked for a glass of 1995 Krug "Clos Ambonnay" Brut. We were so embarrassed! It was LITERALLY the WORST moment of my life. Luckily, world renowned French Sommelier, Georges Pertuiset was on hand and had a stash in his Smart Car. But, oh did we have a laugh!

Shia LaBeouf continues to wear the same thing; kisses stylist girlfriend



Shia LaBeouf shares a smooch with his girlfriend, stylist Karolyn Pho, on Tuesday (May 3) in Studio City, Calif.

The couple grabbed lunch at Sweet Butter Cafe before stopping by Aaron Brothers and The Ivy furniture store.

Shia, 24, and Karolyn also cooled down with some smoothies from Jamba Juice.

Over the weekend, Shia showed off his fit physique while making a pit stop at a gas station.

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Mariah Carey reveals twins' names!

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Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon have finally revealed the names of their twins who were born in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Their son is named Moroccan Scott Cannon, with the nickname "Roc". Scott is Nick’s middle name, as well as his grandmother’s maiden name.

The top tier of Mariah’s New York City apartment is called the Moroccan Room, because of the Moroccan-inspired decor. It’s also the place where Nick proposed to his wife, overlooking Manhattan!

Their daughter’s name is Monroe Cannon. Mariah's rep says she does not have a middle name because Mariah herself does not have one. Monroe was named after Marilyn Monroe, who has been an inspiration to Mariah her whole life.


In fact, Mariah purchased the Hollywood icon’s white piano from Christie's auction house and it is in Mariah’s will that the piano will one day go to the Smithsonian.

Mariah’s rep, Cindi Berger, tells CNN, “It has been a long, emotional journey for this family, and I couldn’t be happier for all of them.”


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Corey Feldman’s New Comedy is About Assassinating Osama bin Laden



And you thought President Obama had a tough job last night announcing Osama bin Laden’s death to the world. Just imagine being Corey Feldman, whose new film Operation Belvis Bash completed a three-day tour of Texas whose end coincided with news of the infamous terrorist’s demise. Which is strange, since apparently that’s what the movie is about. This calls for a press release!

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IRL 'Farmville' project with real animals launched by National Trust

A large working farm will be taken over for the first time by web users across the world on Wednesday, who will vote on every key decision taken on its cattle, pigs, sheep and crops.

Inspired by popular game, MyFarm will allow up to 10,000 members to vote on all major matters on Wimpole Estate farm.


 

The MyFarm experiment hands over power at the National Trust's 2,500-acre Wimpole Estate farm in Cambridgeshire, UK. Up to 10,000 farming novices will choose which bull to buy, which crop to plant and whether to spilt fields to resurrect lost hedgerows.

"I will put in here whatever the online farmers want to grow," said Richard Morris, Wimpole's manager, standing on the edge of Pond Field, currently green with grass and clover rippling in the wind. "Farming is always a compromise – there is never a right or a wrong answer. If I choose one thing, my neighbour will be leaning over the fence shaking his head.

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M.C. Hammer Reviews 'Thor'

We've had a lot of fun since kicking off our Rappers Review Movies series, whether it was involving some of the industry's most respected lyricists (Sean Price, Talib Kweli, Phaorahe Monch) or finding perfect nominal pairings (Lil Mama reviewing "Big Momma's House 3," Insane Clown Posse reviewing "Water for Elephants").

But this installment, folks, is a movie-rapper match made in heaven.

MC Hammer, the hip-hop legend far too legit to ever quit, represented NextMovie at the Hollywood red carpet premiere of "Thor" –starring Chris Hemsworth as the original hammer-wielder -- and gave us his energized take on summer's first big blockbuster.

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Jesse James: How I Confessed Affair to Sandra Bullock

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Now the world knows.

When news broke in March 2010 that Jesse James had cheated on Sandra Bullock, fans wondered how the beloved Oscar-winning actress learned of her husband's betrayal.

In his new memoir, "American Outlaw" (excerpted on RadarOnline), the motorcycle mogul, 42, reveals intimate details on perhaps the hardest conversation ever in their nearly six-year marriage (which officially ended last June).

James writes that he first got a call from Bullock's publicist warning that his mistress, tattoo model Michelle "Bombshell" McGee, had sold her story of their affair to a tabloid.

Coming clean during a conversation with Bullock, 46, in his West Coast Choppers office, "I admitted the affair," James writes. "I told her the hard details. I let her know that I had never loved this woman, that I had never cared for her at all."

What came next was devastating, he says. "The feeling of shame and sadness that washed over me as Sandy began to cry was almost beyond measure. ... I didn't touch her. I sat frozen in my chair, watching, as Sandy's small body shook with sobs."

Once the confession was over, a distraught Bullock then "rose to her feet. She unfolded her sunglasses and put them on her face. ... She walked steadily and purposefully to the front of the shop, opened the heavy, metal door. For a moment, the sunlight enveloped her. The door closed behind her, and she was gone," James writes.

How did James — now engaged to Kat von D, who is set to be his fourth wife — explain his then-wife's absence to his youngest daughter Sunny, 7, with whom Bullock was close?

"I chew my lip as I consider my answer. Well, sweetie, the truth is, I have no idea. Daddy [messed] up, real, real bad, so your stepmommy decided to disappear for a few weeks," James writes.

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Kim Zolciak: My boyfriend loves my pregnant body



Just weeks away from giving birth, The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kim Zolciak shares personal pregnancy photos of her and boyfriend Kroy Biermann, exclusively with Life & Style. Kim says Kroy, the babies father, loves her pregnant body and has made her feel sexy throughout her pregnancy. "I feel like I'm just getting fatter," Kim Zolciak tells the new issue of Life & Style. "He thinks I'm sexy," Kim says about Kroy, star defensive end with the Atlanta Falcons. "He makes me feel beautiful."

"He's just been the best partner," Kim adds, admitting that she's counting down the days until her June due date. "This pregnancy has kicked my butt, and now I'm at the stage where I'm uncomfortable."

But Housewives fans won't get to go inside the delivery room with the happy couple. Although Kim, who also has two girls, Brielle, 14, and Arianna, 9, from a previous marriage, lives her life on camera, she wants that moment to be for her and Kroy's eyes only. "It's a very personal moment," she tells Life & Style. "I just want to share it with Kroy."

For more on Kim Zolciak pick up this week's issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now in NYC, nationwide on Friday May 6.

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move over Justin Bieber...Jack Vidgen is 10000000x better than you



The name on everyone’s lips last night and this morning is 14-year-old Jack Vidgen, who, with his side-swept blonde hair, looked set to be Australia’s answer to Justin Bieber. But once he announced he’d be singing Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” (to which Kyle Sandilands replied, “You’re either gonna be amazing or dreadful — both I will enjoy”) it was clear that his ambitious choice was sure to be a hit. Brian McFadden seemed like he couldn’t believe what he was watching throughout the whole performance and wasted no time running up on stage to plant a kiss on Jack’s cheek once it was over.

*flawless angel sent to us to save us tbh, if ontd needs to back someone it should be this kid*
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Desperate Housewives 7.23 (Season Finale) - Come on Over for Dinner - HQ Episode Stills



When Paul Young is poisoned, Felicia and Susan are the two prime suspects, until Felicia turns the spotlight on another Wisteria Lane neighbor. Bree’s romantic relationship with a local cop heats up fast, but she questions his motives. Meanwhile, things will cool down considerably for Lynette and newly workaholic Tom, who hit a rough patch in their marriage. And, because this is Wisteria Lane, a presumed-dead relative will pop by!

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Is American Idol Forcing Their Contestants to Stay Closeted? Already 4 Gay Contestants on The Voice



Twenty-year-old Tyler Robinson got judge Blake Shelton to turn his chair around with his soulful rendition of Train's "Hey, Soul Sister" on NBC's The Voice. But it was what he did before singing that really wowed viewers.

Robinson, a proud gay Mormon, came out to his dad on national television. He attended the auditions with his mom, a strong supporter.

Robinson is one of four openly gay contestants competing on The Voice. He will be working with Shelton, while the other contestants will be working with Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo.


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Cameron Diaz: Marriage Is a Dying Institution

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Don't expect to see an engagement ring on Cameron Diaz's finger anytime soon.

The 38-year-old Bad Teacher star tells Maxim's June issue that marriage is a dying institution. "I think we have to make our own rules," she explains. "I don't think we should live our lives in relationships based off old traditions that don't suit our world any longer."

Despite her fear of settling down, Diaz -- who's dated everyone from Justin Timberlake and Jared Leto to current beau Alex Rodriguez -- still believes in love.

"I love men more than anything. I want all men to be happy and have rad women in their lives," the blonde bombshell says. "But guys need women who challenge them and don't let them get away with their s**t. Women, conversely, need to not be crazy bitches who blow up when their guys tell them something that scares them."

When asked about her relationship with Rodriguez, however, Diaz is notably less candid. "It's really awesome," she says. "I love baseball!"

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Marie Osmond is getting remarried today - to her first husband!

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Marie Osmond is taking a third shot at marriage – with someone she knows well.

The singer is set to remarry Stephen Craig, her first husband, Wednesday in Las Vegas, a source tells PEOPLE. They'll tie the knot at the Las Vegas Mormon Temple.

Osmond, 51, and Craig tied the knot first in 1982 when she was 22 and he was 25. Their marriage lasted three years, and they divorced in 1985.

The couple have one son, Stephen, now 28, together.

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Flixster, Rotten Tomatoes acquired by Warner Bros

This is an interesting turn of events, and one that appears to create conflict of interest.



Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group has acquired Flixster, which is calling itself a “movie discovery application company” (though I’m unsure what that means) which reports more than 25 million worldwide users per month.

Part of the acquisition, though, includes Rotten Tomatoes, a very popular Web site that – among other things – aggregates review links from the world’s top critics.

A release claims, “Under the terms of the deal, Flixster will continue to operate independently and will expand its services beyond movie discovery to enable digital content ownership and delivery across any connected digital device.”

But it’s the “operate independently” that trips me up a bit. Do we honestly believe that a site owned by an arm of a major studio will not play favorite with that studio’s product? Can we expect a heavier dose of WB promotion on RT? And will it matter to viewers?

Warner’s focus, though, appears to be in the realm of digital ownership, where Flixster has a strong presence on Android, Blackberry and the iPad.

“Driving the growth of digital ownership is a central, strategic focus for Warner Bros.,” said Kevin Tsujihara, President, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group and Office of the President, Warner Bros. Entertainment. “The acquisition of Flixster will allow us to advance that strategy and promote initiatives that will help grow digital ownership.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group recently became the first studio to distribute films directly to consumers via apps on Apple’s iOS platform and Facebook.

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I'm not sure how I feel about that tbh. Rotten Tomatoes is kinda losing all credibility :/
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Elisabeth Hasselbeck's Bin Laden Poem

Wondering what to tell your children about the death of Osama Bin Laden? Elisabeth Hasselbeck described what her method will be on Wednesday's "The View."

Hasselbeck said she wrote a poem that she said was the way she would "want to answer." She read it out, jokingly, on air:

Osama Bin Laden was a very bad guy/He hurt many people, don't ask me why/We shot him in the head and now he is dead/Now close your eyes and go to bed

Then, she said, she would tell her kids, "don't ask Mommy any more questions!"



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Liv Tyler: My Dad Steals My Clothes!

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Liv Tyler may be impressed with her father’s American Idol judging skills, but as it turns out, dad Steven Tyler is actually the one looking up to his daughter for fashion advice! Liv tells nymag.com that it’s no surprise she approves of her father’s sense of style, because he often draws fashion inspiration straight from her wardrobe. “My dad wears girls’ clothes — it’s so funny,” she shares. “Sometimes I see him and I’m like, ‘Nice shirt!,’ because it’s from my closet.” But regardless of his often-questionable clothes, his proud daughter loves him just the way he is. “I think he’s really handsome. I feel really proud of him,” she says. “I think he’s a really amazing, magical man and all those funny things that he says that people find so strange, my whole life I’ve been hearing them and they make me laugh. And I speak his language; I understand what he’s talking about.”

Tell us: Would you let your dad raid your closet?

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Shania Twain not only lost husband, but also voice




Country singer Shania Twain said on Tuesday that she was so shattered by the collapse of her marriage that she feared she would never sing again.

In her first TV interview in five years, Twain told Oprah Winfrey that she became "an emotional mess" when she found out in 2008 that her best friend and her husband had fallen for each other.
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Rihanna: Who Doesn’t Enjoy Being Single!

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Rihanna knows that living well is the best revenge. The pop star flew solo at the DKMS 5th Annual Gala in New York City, and it seemed like she couldn’t be happier. When In Touch asked Rihanna, 23, how she enjoys being single now, she smiled, “Who doesn’t enjoy being single!”

While her infamous ex, Chris Brown, 21, still seems to have rage issues, as illustrated during his tantrum backstage at Good Morning America in March, Rihanna seems completely happy and at peace. What keeps her calm and centered in her chaotic world? “Good friends. Good people around you,” Rihanna tells In Touch. “That’s very important.”

Rihanna’s friend, supermodel Iman, agrees. “I think she’s a very strong girl. I’ve met her parents and her whole family and she has a caring family. That helps!”

In Touch asked Rihanna, who is sporting a gorgeous new red hairdo, why she chose the shocking hue, since she’s put all the drama behind her? “Because red is bad-ass!” Rihanna laughed.

A badass hair color for a badass gal. How appropriate!

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Tuesday TV Ratings: 'The Voice' Rises 10%

The singing competition beat "Glee," "NCIS" and "Dancing With the Stars" in the key demo -- and gave NBC its highest time slot rating in six years.



 

The second episode of The Voice was up 10 percent Tuesday night on NBC.

It rated 5.6 in the key 18 to 49 demo with 12.4 million viewers -- up from its premiere (which rated 5.1, 11.8 million) -- beating Glee, NCIS and Dancing With the Stars. Excluding sports, NBC scored its highest rating in the time slot since Nov. 29, 2005, winning the night.

Coming in second was CBS with a 4.6 rating in the demo. NCIS was down 10 percent, a season low, with a 3.5 rating and 17.3 million viewers. NCIS: L.A. was down 12 percent (2.9, 14 million), but The Good Wife was up 20 percent (2.4, 12.3 million), its highest rating since October 2010.

Fox rated 2.6 and was in third. Glee was up 6 percent (3.6, 8.6 million), Raising Hope was up 6 percent (1.9, 5 million) and Traffic Light was down 8 percent (1.2, 3 million).

ABC rated 2.2 and came in fourth. The first hour of Dancing With the Stars rated 1.8 (9.3 million) and the second hour rated 2.9 (15.6 million), down 19 percent from last week, a season low. Body of Proof was down 9 percent from last week (2.0, 10.4 million).

Univision came in fourth with a 1.5 rating, with Televisa coming in fifth with a .8. The CW was in last spot with a .5.

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Can 'Parks and Recreation' finally win Amy Poehler an Emmy?



Now in its third season, "Parks and Recreation" is poised to be a major Emmy contender and star Amy Poehler is pumped. "I'm really hoping the show, in all of its different pieces, gets recognized this year," she tells GoldDerby senior editors Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria in this webcam chat, citing the quality of writing and performances. "I think we've got the best cast on TV."

While Entertainment Weekly has hailed the show as "brilliant," it fared poorly at last year's Emmys with only one nomination -- for Poehler as Best Comedy Actress; she lost to Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie"). But things are looking up, including TV Nielsens. "Parks and Recreation" was just renewed for a fourth season and it's been picked up in syndication.

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Natalia Kills interview for NEXT Magazine + scans



As if her name weren’t a giveaway, Natalia Kills isn’t afraid to get dark. The British singer-songwriter, who most recently made gay waves with her heavily remixed track, “Mirrors” and after opening for Robyn on her recent U.S. tour, is readying for the release of her debut album, Perfectionist (now available in Europe). After posing for contributing photographer Santiago Felipe in our studio, we chatted with Kills about her career, comparisons to other pop stars, her style and why the gays love it when she sings about dark shit.

So how was it playing Radio City Music Hall when you opened for Robyn?
I’ve actually been a fan of Robyn for years, so it was really nice to actually see her concert every night. It was fantastic.

Would you say she’s an inspiration of yours?
I definitely admire all her work. It’s really nice to meet another artist that writes all their own material. The songs she writes are from her personal experience and her opinion, and that’s kind of the standpoint that I take. It’s really refreshing to meet another artist like that, especially one who’s so accomplished, that I can kind of watch [their] career over the years.

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Tamar Braxton: On Living in Toni’s Shadow, Gold-Digger Accusations and Plastic Surgery

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Starring on a reality show heightens anyone’s exposure. Are you ready to be in the music spotlight?
(Laughs) That’s not even the question… I am 100% ready! What the show has done, unfortunately, is made everyone believe that Tamar on TV is all that I am. They think there’s no difference and that there aren’t other sides to me.

So can we expect you to fly solo in the reality TV world?
I can’t predict the future, but right now I’m enjoying the time that me and my sisters are spending relearning each other as adults. I had to learn I can’t be popping off at no grown women (laughs). Although we grew up together, the reality is that each of us is into different things—some of us have families, careers—and we have to respect everyone’s decisions, even if you know it might not be the right move for them, you simply have to respect it.
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Urkel breaks back into Hollywood

 
 
 

Urkel Writes a Movie


Jaleel White, who played Urkel for nine years on ABC's "Family Matters," and Joel Zwick, who directed "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," are making a movie together.

White wrote "Did U Get My Text," about a couple who meets and falls in love by text message. He's also producing, along with Empire Film Group CEO Dean Hamilton Bornstein.

Zwick, who directed 31 episodes of "Family Matters" -- including "Throw Urkel From the Train" -- is directing.

White will have a small role in the film, which goes into production in late summer.
 

 

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'Gossip Girl' Taylor Momsen Next to Test the Playboy Effect?

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The little girl who played Cindy Lou Who in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is now grown up - sort of. Taylor Momsen, who began her career at an early age, has made quite the life for herself, appearing in movies like "Spy Kids 2" and "Hansel & Gretel," and the television show, "Gossip Girl."

The young actress became the gossip of "Gossip Girl" when she left the show after a couple years to pursue her real dream - music. Her band, The Pretty Reckless, a perfect name for the now wild rocker, has made headlines both on and off the music scene.

Music has been a huge role in Momsen's life; she's been writing and recording songs since she was a child. One song, a tune she penned when she was eight, later was recorded by Heidi Montag. Momsen said, in an interview with Parade magazine, "that acting is easy and is something she's done her whole life while music is a chance where she can be herself."

The Real Taylor?

Are we witnessing Taylor Momsen being herself?
In 2009, Momsen's attire became slightly trashy and inappropriate for an underage girl. However, her biggest faux pas was when she flashed a crowd at a live concert in October 2010. The reason why this news was historic was because Momsen was, and still is, under 18. The stills were a search engine gold mine.
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How "The Voice" is putting "American Idol" to shame



I have a crush on NBC's "The Voice" (Tuesdays 10 p.m./9 central). Whether it will blossom into an obsession remains to be seen, but I can already tell you that just two episodes into its run, the show is giving me everything I used to get from "American Idol," plus things that "Idol" never thought to provide.

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Anyone notice that the gay contestants on this show are actually OUT? That's certainly a nice change from AI where everyone lives in a glass closet.
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Fox Plans 3D 'Glee' Film With Original Cast

 



20th Century Fox TV and film divisions have partnered to produce GLEE LIVE! 3D!, a feature film based on the Glee Live! In Concert! North American tour. The studio plans to release the film for a two-week engagement starting August 12. Gleeks who were unable to get tickets will be able to catch the concert in 3D. The tour starred 14 members of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning TV show, and the film will also feature behind the scenes moments. The feature will be directed by Fame helmer Kevin Tancharoen.

Given the rabid following that Ryan Murphy's show has, this seems like as good as a cash machine for the studio. It worked for Sony on the Michael Jackson documentary This Is It! (whose limited run was extended, something that always seems to happen), and Paramount cleaned up with the Justin Bieber documentary Never Say Never.

The film features performances by series regulars Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Mark Salling, Dianna Agron, Naya Rivera, Heather Morris, Harry Shum Jr, Chord Overstreet, Darren Criss, Ashley Fink. The concert tour finishes June 18 in Uniondale, New York before moving on to the United Kingdom.
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Trailer for "Martha Marcy May Marlene" starring Elizabeth Olsen

Yes, she's MKA's little sister



Sundance 2011 seemed to be the year of the woman. Brit Marling walked away with a double whammy of attention for “Another Earth” and “Sound of My Voice” while Elizabeth Olsen earned breakout sensation status for her turn in “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” and for most of us getting our first look now, it seems pretty clear why.

Olsen leads the film in the role of Martha, a young woman haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia who struggles to reassimilate with her family after fleeing a cult. The film seems exist in a state somewhere between dream and reality and writer/director Sean Durkin has lensed this thing beautifully. The cast is rounded by Sarah Paulson, Hugh Dancy and a creepy-as-fuck John Hawkes. The trailer itself is wickedly compelling and haunting, Olsen looks be a solid anchor for the pic and the reliable word from our man at Sundance is that it’s a stunner.

“Martha Marcy May Marlene” will compete in the Un Certain Regard category at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival and will hit theaters on October 7th. Check out the trailer below (or in HD at Apple).

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This is one of the movies I'm most looking forward to this year, and if the buzz is right Elizabeth might get an Oscar nom.
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MTV And Kings of Leon Kick Off "The Road To Slane" Contest

 


MTV announced a partnership with Kings of Leon and SuperGlued, the live music social media-based community, to scour the digital landscape to find the band’s two biggest fans that will be granted all access as they perform an epic set at Ireland’s Slane Castle on May 28th.

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TEEN MOM S3 GETS AIRDATE + 4TH SEASON RENEWAL!!!

Season 3 is set to premiere July 5, and MTV picked up Season 4 already!!!


 
Oh, jeez, time to grab the Kleenex: MTV announced Wednesday that we can expect a third and fourth season of Teen Mom — starring the original foursome, Amber, Catelynn, Farrah, and Maci. (Season 3 is set to premiere July 5.) The news gives me conflicted feelings: Not only has the show proven to be a beneficial program for young teens that need to learn about pregnancy and safe sex, but I’ve also been eager to find out how the original foursome has been faring since season 2 wrapped. On the other hand, thanks to the tabloids, we are a little too familiar with what the teen moms have been up to — and additional seasons of the series might just put them back in the spotlight. And if you’re young and impressionable — remember, these girls are teenagers — perhaps it’s best to stay far, far away from the spotlight.

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THANK YOU MTV, NOT ONLY DO WE HAVE SEASON 3 SOON BUT WE KNOW IT WILL CONTINUE ON FOR ANOTHER SEASON!!! PRAISE AMBUR!!!
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Neil Gaiman is a "pencil-neck theif" according to the bully who runs Minnesota.

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SEMI-POLITICAL BIT

Lots of my readers are Republicans, just as lots of my readers are Communists, Socialists, Anarchists, Liberals, Greens, Democrats, and supporters of political parties that Americans can't quite understand, like LibDems and Tories and Monster Raving Loony Party such. I'm not a particularly political animal -- if there was a party whose main platform was being nice to people, freedom of speech and supporting libraries I'd sign up for it, but mostly I try and vote, when I vote, which is in the UK by postal ballot, for the person whose politics I dislike the least, and who does the most good for the area s/he represents. Beyond that, I work hard for things like the CBLDF, alongside people of all political hues and stripes for the common goal (in this case, supporting the First Amendment for people who make, sell, publish or read comics).
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Scott Mann Hired to Direct SEVEN SAMURAI Remake for The Weinstein Company

 

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Remaking Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai is an exercise in futility* but so is railing against remakes.  They’re going to happen, and they’re probably not going to be as good as the original, but you’ll always have that original.  The Weinstein Company is remaking Seven Samurai but that doesn’t mean Harvey Weinstein is coming to my house and confiscating my Criterion Collection Blu-ray.  Variety reports that the studio has hired Scott Mann to helm the remake (written by Young Guns screenwriter John Fusco).  The new Seven Samurai will have a $60 million budget, reset the action from feudal Japan to modern-day Thailand, and replace the samurai with paramilitary contractors.  It’s a smart update because as we all know, the age of the paramilitary contractor is coming to an end and those mercenaries who work for companies like Blackwater are truly noble and tragic figures.


Mann’s been receiving some attention for his recent film The Tournament, but The Playlist says the flick is “pretty turgid overall.”  For those who’ve never seen Seven Samurai, I’ve included a synopsis for the film after the jump, but I want you to promise me you’ll see the movie ASAP.  Deal?

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Paul W.S. Anderson to Direct Volcanic Disaster Flick POMPEII


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Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil: Afterlife) has signed on to direct Pompeii, an disaster film set in ancient Rome as Mt. Vesuvius erupts and destroys the titular city.  The vaguely Romanic Constantin Filmwill finance a reportedly large budget as scripted by Lee Batchler and Janet Scott Batchler (Batman Forever). Summit will distribute the film in America with plans to auction off Pompeii to foreign buyers at the Cannes Film Festival later this month.  Pompeii reunites Summit, Constantin, and Anderson after The Three Musketeers.  Anderson is in post-production on Musketeers preparing for release on October 14.  Sources suggest Pompeii will shoot in spring 2012.


Hit the jump more details on the plot.

 


THR provides a synopsis:


Set in late summer 79 A.D., Pompeii revolves around the slave of a shipping tycoon who dreams of the day he can buy his freedom and marry his master’s daughter. What the slave doesn’t know is that she’s already been promised to a corrupt Roman senator, while he’s been sold to another owner.


Just when things can’t get any worse, Mt. Vesuvius erupts with the power of 40 nuclear bombs. But the slave is trapped on a ship headed for Naples, separated from his love and best friend, a gladiator who is trapped in the city’s coliseum. As fire and ash destroy the only world he’s ever known, the slave is determined to get back and rescue them.


Of the thousands that died in the explosion, several hundred left their shape in the volcanic deposits around the city.  During excavation, it was discovered that filling these cavities with plaster revealed human casts so detailed that the look of terror is evident on many.  Thus creating the world’s most disturbing tourist attraction.


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Hugo Weaving confirmed for The Hobbit!



Hugo Weaving will reprise his role as Elrond the elf for the two-part Hobbit movie now being shot in Wellington. The Hobbit spokeswoman Melissa Booth confirmed that Weaving would feature in Jackson's 3-D prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The confirmation came after reports circulated that Weaving was spotted in Wellington last week.

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The news apparently came along with the casting of Dean O'Gorman and Lee Pace, however it wasn't posted on ONTD
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Trailer for "Retreat" starring Cillian Murphy, Jamie Bell and Thandie Newton



Kate and Martin escape from personal tragedy to an Island Retreat. Cut off from the outside world, their attempts to recover are shattered when a Man is washed ashore, with news of airborne killer disease that is sweeping through Europe.



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People were wondering if Jamie Bell would be able to pull of being a sexual threat to Thandie Newton, and to that I say, fuck, yeah, I think he manages. I cringed and I love the guy.

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Hugh Jackman May Reteam with Shawn Levy for FANTASTIC VOYAGE Remake


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It looks like Hugh Jackman may be reteaming with his Real Steel director Shawn Levy quite soon. Apparently Jackman is Levy’s first choice to star in his James Cameron-produced 3D remake of Fantastic Voyage. If you missed the 1966 version, the story centers on a group of scientists who shrink themselves in order to enter a colleague’s body and save him from a blood clot. Deadline reports that Jackman and Levy got along “famously” when filming Real Steel, and Jackman now has an opening in his schedule with The Wolverine now scrambling to find a director post-Darren Aronofsky’s departure.


A new draft of the script, by Shane Salerno (Shaft) and Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island) is expected soon, with the tone of the film now including a “dramatic love story,” so it sounds like movement on the project is picking up quickly. Jackman isn’t locked into the role yet, and no offer has been made, but it does look like Levy has settled on a favorite. Real Steel is set to hit theaters on October 11th.


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OT: is it okay to ask someone to make "HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATT LONG!" icon? One with a party hat and balloons and stuff... you can use this photo (sorry if the photo's too small, that's the only quality that i have...)

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Lionsgate Schedules Jason Statham Actioner SAFE for October 28


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Lionsgate has scheduled Safe starring Jason Statham for release on October 28 where it faces Now and The Rum Diary in wide release.  Statham plays a former elite agent who fights to rescue a 12-year-old girl.” Catherine Chan plays the girl; Chris Sarandon, Robert John Burke, Reggie Lee, and Danny Hoch also star.  Boaz Yakin (Death in Love) directed from his own screenplay.  According to Variety, this is the first of a three-picture distribution between Lionsgate and IM Global — the other two are Dredd and Protection, both dateless.


Statham will next be seen in Blitz, which debuts overseas later this week — no North American release date is currently scheduled.  Statham is also tapped to play a former Navy Seal The Killer Elite, and an ex-SAS agent in both Echelon and The Expendables 2.


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Rachel Maddow On 'Daily Show': Talks Bin Laden, News Egos With Jon Stewart



Rachel Maddow appeared on Tuesday's "Daily Show" to talk about Osama Bin Laden and the news business with Jon Stewart.

She called the Bin Laden story "one of those time when if you have a big ego about being in the news business, it's going to be worse," since there was so much attention being focused on Bin Laden's death.

"This is one of those stories that is impossible to mess up unless you try to get out ahead of it," she told Stewart. "...Even if you're not one of those people who's out there singing in the streets about this, we are all having an emotionally cathartic reaction to it."

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James Franco isn't a douchelord (according to me)

12James Franco is an actor, writer, director, visual artist…the list goes on. Most well known for his on-screen work, Franco has appeared in a number of major Hollywood films, including the Spider-Man trilogy, Pineapple Express, Eat Pray Love, Milk, for which he won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor, and 127 Hours, which earned him an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead and an Academy Award Nomination for Best Actor, among many other awards and nominations. He played James Dean in the critically acclaimed TV film James Dean, for which he won a Golden Globe for Best Actor, Allen Ginsberg in the independent film Howl, and he also starred as Daniel Desario in the cult TV show Freaks and Geeks. His most recent films are Your Highness and Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which premiers on August 5, 2011. He hosted the 2011 Academy Awards with actress Anne Hathaway.

In 2010, Scribner published Franco’s short story collection Palo Alto: Stories. His paintings and installation work have been exhibited at galleries in New York, Los Angeles, and Berlin.

Franco earned a BA from UCLA, a MFA in film from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and MFA degrees in fiction from Brooklyn College and Columbia University. He has studied poetry at Warren Wilson College and is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program in English at Yale University.


Franco is emphatic, determined, and unwilling to let anyone think they really ‘get’ him. He does what he wants and knows why he does it, no matter how much the rest of us keep wondering.

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Very tl;dr but it's worth skimming at the very least. My feelings towards him range from uncontrollable lady boner to extreme contempt and this is one of those interviews that bring me back to stan mode. Oh boy. But either way, he seems sincere. I liked that he acknowledges that he's not particularly great at everything he does but he tries anyway because he enjoys what he does. Before reading this I was under the impression that he though he was a decent writer and director (lol).

Also RE: those who forgot why we think he's hot.


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Rolling Stone magazine - interview with Nina Dobrev



Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev stopped by Peter Travers' office recently to chat about playing both the human ingenue Elena Gilbert and the evil vampire Katherine Pierce on the hit CW series. Dobrev is at turns silly and playful in this conversation with Peter, who happens to be a very big fan of the show. She demonstrates how she switches back and forth between her two roles, teases a major plot point from the upcoming season finale and gets coy when asked which of the show's hunky male leads is the best kisser. Plus, at the behest of co-star Ian Somerhalder. she ends the interview by playing the bongos with her elbows and singing in a munchkin voice.

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Adrien Brody eyes music career, reads Bukowski and Biggie lyrics at a poetry reading

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Adrien Brody wants to become a singer!

The actor — who sings in his new Stella Artois commercial — told the New York Daily News that “some day” he’d like to record an album that “would speak to “all of the influences” in his life.

Brody, 38, recently insisted he doesn’t worry about growing older because he feels happier and more youthful now than he was in his “angst-ridden” 20s.

“You go through different phases and points in your life and that’s interesting. Someone may turn 40 and be thrilled to be out of their 30s, you know, but I don’t think about it a lot,” he said.

“I feel younger than I did years ago. I have a better sense of myself and what I’m willing to accept in personal and business relationships. That can only come with age, so I value the toll those years have taken on me for the positive aspects they’ve brought. I wouldn’t want to relive the drama of my early 20s because those were very angst-ridden.”


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Chuck Mega-Post: NEW Promo + Yvonne Strahovski article re: her College Humor video + Spoilers

Chuck 4.23 "Chuck Versus The Last Details" Promo #1



Chuck's Yvonne Strahovski Reveals Secrets Behind CollegeHumor Spoof


Chuck star Yvonne Strahovski learned that wearing pastries and lingerie is a tricky proposition, especially if you're sending up Katy Perry's Candy Land-inspired "California Gurls" in a CollegeHumor spoof that was unleashed upon the world earlier this week.

"Oh yeah, I was surprised at how the cupcakes held up, I must say," she told reporters during a Chuck set visit on Thursday. "One of them does droop a little lower than the other, but they managed to stay on."

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Stevie Nicks and Lady Gaga on the same stage?

 

Stevie Nicks to Rock American Idol Finale
It looks like the finale of American Idol will be packed with divas.

RumorFix was first to tell you that Lady Gaga was locked in for the show in February, and now we've learned exclusively that Stevie Nicks is part of the all-star line-up.

The legendary Fleetwood Mac singer has a new album out called In Your Dreams -- it's her first solo effort in ten years.

So no matter who wins the singing competition, the finale is guaranteed to be a winning show!
 
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Henry Rollins on the death of Osama bin Laden

Comfort Cold as Dead: Osama bin Laden Meets His Demise




Upon hearing of the death of Osama Bin Laden and the eloquent speech by the president that followed, I could only think of the Bush administration.

It was President Bush who said of Bin Laden, “I just don’t spend that much time on him, to be honest with you.” It was obvious that he was telling the truth. Bush had the most powerful military force and capable intelligence agencies at his command and a lot of years to get it done, but he couldn’t or wouldn’t. One thing is for sure—he didn’t.

It was the Bush administration whose members in August 2001 were well aware of a Presidential Daily Briefing that should have had them on the move. The now famous P.D.B. seems to have faded from the memory. The Bush administration could have done something but they didn’t. As to why, for many, that question has not been answered in any responsible or satisfactory manner. I am still more angry about that than I will ever be glad that some shriveled-up terrorist was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

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Sam Claflin Grabs 'Snow White' Prince Role

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Sam Claflin has signed to star in the upcoming fairy tale adaptation Snow White and the Huntsman.

Deadline reports that the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides actor has been cast in the role of Prince Charmant in the Rupert Sanders film.

He joins Kristen Stewart, who has already been confirmed for the titular role of Snow White.

The film centres on Snow White's relationship with The Huntsman, a man ordered by the Evil Queen to kill Snow White but who eventually befriends and protects her.

Several actors have been tied to the project, with Chris Hemsworth reportedly leading the shortlist for the role of The Huntsman.

Both Viggo Mortensen and Hugh Jackman have previously been attached to the role, though both stars later dropped out.

Production on Snow White and the Huntsman is scheduled to begin later this year.

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Bane's daddy says stuff about Nolan!Bane, Tom Hardy's head shines brighter than the sun.

I found it kind of odd that no one has asked Bane Co-Creator Chuck Dixon his thoughts on the casting, the writer certainly does deserve much credit for making Bane such a popular bat-villain. Having a friendship with him on Facebook I asked his opinion on the casting of famous Batman creation Bane.

Q: "How do you feel about Tom Hardy being cast as Bane in the 3rd Christopher Nolan Batman Film?"
A: "I feel pretty good about it. Since an actor will be portraying him rather than a wrestler. He'll get more screen time and possibly be closer to the guy Graham and I created."

This certainly gives me a warm feeling knowing that Mr. Dixon allowed me to write this article, and with his opinion on the casting I certainly hope this allows many Bane and Batman fans to turn the other cheek and respect Christopher Nolan's casting choice.

Thank you all for reading, many thanks granted to Mr. Chuck Dixon for permission to use his quote for the story.

Comment down below leaving your opinions on The Dark Knight Rises and whether or not you feel it will be better then the Dark Knight, as I'm sure I'm not the only Batman fan who certainly hopes so.

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From actor Talli Vladimir's twitter @ItsMeTalli, who ran into Tom in New York, on set with Charlotte Riley. We're pretty sure she's filming Grand Street right now. Talli also tweeted that he and Tom "talked about Bane and had a bit of a talk about the acting process".

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"You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling." is nominated for Best Line From A Movie! VOTE VOTE VOTE
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Focus Features and LAIKA Now Filming ‘ParaNorman'

Cast includes Casey Affleck, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Anna Kendrick


In 2009 Focus Features and LAIKA released Coraline, the great stop-motion animated adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s kids’ book of the same name. Now the companies are teaming again for two more stop-motion 3D films. The first is ParaNorman, which will be released on August 17, 2012. The second is an unnamed project that will be released in 2014.

The voice cast and plot for ParaNorman were sent out today via press release; check the details below.

Chris Butler (Coraline storyboard supervisor) wrote ParaNorman, and he and Sam Fell (The Tale of Despereaux, Flushed Away) are co-directing. Focus describes the movie like so:

In the comedy thriller, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman, who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst of all, moronic grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

The voice cast has some names you’ll like: Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In, The Road) in the lead, with Casey Affleck, Tempestt Bledsoe, Jeff Garlin, John Goodman, Bernard Hill (Titanic), Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Elaine Stritch (30 Rock).

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Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto: BATTLE OF THE BEARDS


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Zachary Quinto at the Arclight Theatre, April 25.
(Not posting the rest of these because they are scary and all look the same.)


Zachary Quinto going for a stroll with a 'friend', April 29.
(Full ONTD post here.)


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Nothing will convince me that they're not having some sort of ridiculous bet. Captain Fine is definitely winning so far, in terms of rocking the hobo look best, it has to be said! Also, Y U NOT HERE ALREADY, STAR TREK 2?!

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New Tori Amos Album, "Night of Hunters" and Fall Tour announced

  


Hey Tori fans,

We have some exciting news to report. Tori has a new album titled Night of Hunters set for September release. The album will coming out via the world’s most celebrated classical label, Deutsche Grammophon.

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ACTUAL FLAWLESS QUEEN TO BE HONEST. Shaking, crying, bowing, etc.
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Patti Smith to Receive Polar Music Prize, Sweden's Highest Music Honour

Patti Smith will be awarded Sweden's highest music honour, the Polar Music Prize, at a ceremony in August this year.

"Patti Smith has demonstrated how much rock 'n' roll there is in poetry and how much poetry there is in rock 'n' roll," said the prize committee at the Royal Swedish Academy of Music (via BBC). "She has transformed the way an entire generation looks, thinks and dreams."

Many defend Smith's role as the first female punk, having struck the 1970s punk movement with her debut album 'Horses.' In recent years the artist has seen further recognition for her cultural role, with a 2007 induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French Minister of Culture in 2005.

King Carl XVI Gustaf will present the one million kronor ($164,800/£100,000) prize to Smith and Grammy-winning chamber musicians Kronos Quartet, continuing the tradition of sharing the award between a pop artist and classical act.

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Kity Purry is Snatching Wigs and Taking Names. Remains atop the Hot 100 while doing so



Katy Perry's "E.T.," featuring Kanye West, spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (May 5) on Billboard.com, while Britney Spears' "Till the World Ends" soars back into the top 10, and to a new chart peak, fueled by its superstar-studded remix.

"E.T." (2-1) remains atop the Hot 100 courtesy of a second week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (138 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS) and sixth week in charge of Digital Songs. As previously reported, "E.T." sold slightly more than 300,000 downloads (down 13%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, edging out Adele's "Rolling in the Deep," which holds at No. 2 on the sales ranking (just under 300,000; up 1%) and the Hot 100.

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