“On sunday The Caller’s rights were granted to Germany, Philippines, South Korea, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia”, said the movie’s producer Luillo Ruiz, while Sony has picked up North American rights. According to Ruiz, The Caller, has received a very good critical acclaim among the public who watched it in Cannes.
The Caller (Rachelle Lefevre y Stephen Moyer)... by thevampireclub
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The Very Existence of the Queen Is Against Any Notion of Democracy
16 May 2011
This is just one of a number of compelling charges set down by Morrissey in an article written for Hot Press, to coincide with the Queen's visit to Ireland
The Queen's visit to Ireland is part of a new Palace PR campaign to re-invent the Windsors. The message from the Queen will be the same as ever: who we are born to is more important than what we achieve in life.
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While I don't disagree with him on several of his views concerning the monarchy, I still find it inappropriate to compare Queen Elizabeth to Gaddafi, who has been grossly abusing human rights for over 40 years.
Ellen DeGeneres wears tons of hats these days, but the one she seems to enjoy the most (besides her daily talk show hosting duties) is record label mogul.
That was evident as she invited 17-year-old Tom Andrews to perform his new single “Carry Me On” on her show in an episode that airs Wednesday, May 18th.
Tom made his first appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” last September, as he was introduced the second artist she had signed to her record label eleveneleven. Ellen launched eleveneleven in May 2010 when she signed YouTube sensation Greyson Chance as her first artist.
Tom sat down with Ellen and explained the inspiration behind his first single, telling her,
” I was kind of having the week from hell. An awful week and I was coming home. It was all to do with music and my friend phoned me while we were coming home and talking through it all. I was like, I’m not sure if I want to keep doing music if this is what I’m going to be put through at such a young age. I was like 14 then or 15 or something. She was like just don’t give up. You need to look at the positives. Look at how far you got. How far you can get and just keep going and just carry on,” adding, “I think anybody who’s going through a tough time and lots of people are can listen to it and hopefully it will inspire them like it inspired me.”
Tom's first visit to The Ellen Show:
Source: http://www.celebuzz.com/2011-05-17/ellen-degeneres-debuts-new-singing-sensation-tom-andrews/ http://www.youtube.com/TheEllenShow
CBS announced today its new 2011-2012 primetime schedule, ordering five new series and making key time-period moves for CSI and The Good Wife to strengthen its already top-rated primetime lineup. CBS will, once again, finish the season as America’s most watched network, marking the eighth time it has done so in the last nine years.
The new series include three new dramas and two new comedies: PERSON OF INTEREST, a crime thriller from renowned executive producer J.J. Abrams starring Jim Caviezel, Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson and Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson; UNFORGETTABLE, starring Dylan Walsh and Poppy Montgomery as a former detective with a rare condition that enables her to remember virtually every detail from every day of her life; A GIFTED MAN about a preeminent surgeon whose life changes forever when his deceased ex-wife returns, starring Patrick Wilson and Jennifer Ehle; 2 BROKE GIRLS, a comedy about two strikingly different young waitresses who form an unlikely friendship, starring Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs; and an odd-couple comedy, HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN, starring David Hornsby and Kevin Dillon, about a refined magazine columnist and his very unrefined personal trainer.
The freshman series will be joined by 19 returning shows, including the season’s #1 drama/scripted series, NCIS; #1 comedy, The Big Bang Theory; #1 news magazine, 60 Minutes; # 1 new comedy, MIKE & Molly; along with two franchise reality series, SURVIVOR and the seven-time Emmy Award winner, THE Amazing Race.
The other returning series include: How I Met Your Mother; Hawaii Five-0; NCIS: LOS ANGELES; Criminal Minds; CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION; The Mentalist; CSI: NY; Blue Bloods; Rules of Engagement; 48 Hours Mystery; The Good Wife; and CSI: MIAMI.
For mid-season, CBS will present the third season of the reality series Undercover Boss, and the new police drama, THE 2-2, from Tribeca Productions and executive producers Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal.
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The SexyBack hit-maker recently co-hosted a dinner party for his pal at his barbecue restaurant Southern Hospitality and Wilde was among those in attendance, mingling with the singer/actor and other guests.
It is the second time in as many months the newly-single stars have been spotted out together, but Timberlake's representative insists there is nothing romantic between the two.
His rep tells People.com, "They are friends and are not romantically involved, nor is Mr. Timberlake romantically involved with anyone."
The pair was first linked in April, just weeks after the singer/actor split from Jessica Biel, and Wilde filed for divorce from Italian prince Tao Ruspoli.
At the time, the Tron: Legacy beauty dismissed reports of a budding romance with Timberlake, tweeting, "Cool it honeybadgers. We are just friends and have been for years."
Talks between Warner Bros. and Keanu Reeves regarding his role in the studio’s adaptation of the manga-turned-anime, Akira, have come to an end with Reeves passing on the project. JoBlo broke the news of the deceased negotiations earlier today which quickly spawned questions concerning the film’s future at the studio. While I’ll stop short of projecting the film’s long-term outlook, for now we have confirmed the accuracy of the original report with the studio who reassures us that Reeves passing on the role has not killed the project which is set to be directed by Albert Hughes (The Hughes Brothers) from a rewritten script by Steve Kloves (the Harry Potter series).
Although the constant back-and-forth regarding Akira casting may appear to be a bleak sign for the project (a shortlist of names including Robert Pattinson and Chris Pine previously appeared here, with names like James Franco and Zac Efron being rumored here and here), it’s worthy to note that many high-profile/big-budget projects such as this have a difficult time getting off of the ground initially. As such, we should most likely expect Warner Bros. to begin courting another upper-echelon name to attach to the project in the near future. For more on Akira, including a statement from the studio, hit the jump.( Collapse )
Maleficent, the Disney project that retells the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale through the eyes of the wicked fairy godmother, is still in the early stages of development. Early enough that Tim Burton was at most loosely attached to direct, contractually free to move on if he so chooses — and so he has. Heat Vision does not specify why Burton left the project, but the split sounds amicable enough. His Alice in Wonderland collaborator Linda Woolverton is on still on board to write the script, and Burton is still working with Disney on turning his Frankenweenie short into a stop-motion feature.
The studio is developing Maleficent as a starring vehicle for Angelina Jolie, though Disney would be wise to beware the precedent of abandonment set by Mr. Burton. Feelers are out to replacement directors; Heat Vision mentions David Yates, the man behind the final four chapters in the Harry Potter saga, as an early contender. More on the project after the jump:( Collapse )
Oh, dear. Right after we told you how Lindsay Lohan’s friends were insisting to TMZ that she’s clean and sober comes a report that she was “belligerently drunk” at a club in the wee hours of Sunday. After a fellow reveler attempted to snap her picture, a LiLo pal dunked the camera into an ice bucket, according to Radar Online.
“We didn’t press charges because we thought it was funny at first,” explained a pal of the camera’s owner. “We all were drunk. But then we figured out when we got home that the camera was broken because water seeped in. The memory card, though, was still good.”
“Lindsay appeared to be belligerently drunk,” relayed the source. “She and her people were doing shots of something all night. She looked like she was falling all over the place. She was being stupid.”
“When she grabbed my friend’s wrist, another woman who was with Lindsay grabbed the camera,” the club-goer recalled. “She kept saying ‘I need that camera’ over and over again. So the woman got it and sunk it into the ice bucket.”
Her rep said, “I don’t have any knowledge of this alleged incident whatsoever.”
Regardless of whether she was actually drinking, we think Lindsay’s handlers would do well to invest in some board games, maybe a Wii — and keep her entertained at home so she stays out of clubs!
The triumvirate of witches in Sam Raimi’s Oz, The Great and Powerful is complete. The film stars James Franco as the future-wizard of Oz, Mila Kunis as Theodora (Wicked Witch of the West), Rachel Weisz as Evanora (Wicked Witch of the East), and now Variety reports that Michelle Williams has been cast as Glinda, the Good Witch. So it looks like Disney won their battle with Raimi who wanted Hilary Swank for the role, but Disney wanted Williams.
In this re-imagining/prequel to The Wizard of Oz, Franco is a snake-oil salesman who is transported to Oz and teams up with Glinda to fight her evil sisters in a power struggle for control of the magical land. While Raimi obviously knows the script better than I do, I think Williams is talented actress who adds value to any film. She tends to gravitate to serious indie fare so this is a nice change of pace for what is sure to be one of Disney’s 2012 tentpoles. Williams will next be seen as Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn and opposite Seth Rogen in Sarah Polley’s bittersweet comedy Take This Waltz.
Universal is in final negotiations to pick up Arabian Knights for producers Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins (Flight Plan) of Imagine Entertainment. The story, conceived by Kyle Ward, will assume a revisionist take on the Middle Eastern folk tales collected in One Thousand and One Nights (often called Arabian Nights in English). Plot details are under wraps, but Variety clarifies that Arabian Knights with a “K” will be “radically different” from the FilmDisrtict project Arabian Nights that stars Liam Hemsworth. (The latter is more traditional, to the extent that a Hollywood action movie starring a Hemsworth brother can be deemed “traditional.”) Arabian Knights is currently housed at Blacklight Transmedia, a company that specializes in multimedia properties. The Wrap suggests Blacklight will develop a graphic novel, video game, and book series to accompany the feature film.
This will make the second spec script Ward sold to Universal after Fiasco Heights, which teams a hitman with a private eye “in search of a missing woman and an invaluable briefcase.” Otherwise, it’s all video game adaptations for Ward: Kane & Lynch at Lionsgate, Hitman 2 at Fox, and Devil May Cry at Screen Gems.
With the final Harry Potter film set to be released this summer, Warner Bros. will be down one major franchise. In the search for replacing the most successful film franchise in history, the studio has tapped Ed Whitworth to write the big-budget adaptation of T.A. Barron’s The Lost Years of Merlin. The five book series chronicles the rise of the young wizard, beginning as a boy washed up on the shores of Wales with no memory and no home. The project was previously at Paramount before Warner Bros. snatched it up.
Heat Vision reports that Donald De Line (Green Lantern) will be producing. Whitworth is a novice scribe, who has been working as a script reader for Oprah’s Harpo Productions. An Oxford grad, he most recently wrote a biopic of Colin Powell on spec which garnered him a lot of attention in the development community. For the first film he will combine the first two books in the series. Hit the jump for a synopsis of the books.( Collapse )
In November, Carey got a call from Baz saying she landed the role of Daisy Buchanan, prompting the 25-year-old British actress to burst into tears at the CFDA Awards!
Though Ben Affleck was initially rumored to be in talks to play Tom Buchanan, Deadline reports Joel Edgerton will take on that role. Leonardo DiCaprio is set to play Jay Gatsby, while Tobey Maguire has been cast as Nick Carraway and Isla Fisher as Myrtle.
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Apparently there's only a minute left for the video as of 10:05 am in Singapore!
Following months of speculation, TNT formally announced on Wednesday morning its plan to follow The Closer‘s upcoming seventh and final season with a spin-off series titled Major Crimes. Touted by the cabler as “television’s next great crime drama,” Major Crimes will star Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica), reprising her recurring Closer role of Captain Raydor.
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Thank the Lords of Kobol!! My President will finally be a regular on a TV show, and then get her own show!
The 2011 Cannes Film Festival isn’t quite yet a week in, and some of the most eagerly anticipated films are still unfurling: Lars Von Trier‘s “Melancholia” only just screened, while the next few days brings Nicolas Winding Refn‘s “Drive” and Paolo Sorrentino‘s “This Must Be The Place,” among others. But already, eyes are turning to the fall festival season. Variety have reported the first few confirmed films for the 68th Venice Film Festival, as well as those that are planning, but not yet locked, to bow there, and, if even half the films there make it in, it’s shaping up to be a doozy.
The trade says that five films seem to essentially be locked up to be in competition at the Lido, and they’re some of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year. Roman Polanski‘s “Carnage,” an adaptation of the Broadway hit “God of Carnage,” by Yasmin Reza, with Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz, looks to be set, as is another theatre-to-film transfer, David Cronenberg‘s “A Dangerous Method,” with Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley and Viggo Mortensen. Todd Solondz‘s “Dark Horse,” which stars Mia Farrow, Christopher Walken, Selma Blair and Justin Bartha, also looks to be in competition.
Four high-profile British films all seem to be locked in as well, at least according to Variety: “Fish Tank” director Andrea Arnold‘s adaptation of “Wuthering Heights,” Steve McQueen‘s “Shame,” with Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, Terence Davies’ “The Deep Blue Sea,” with Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston, and Michael Winterbottom‘s “Trishna,” a contemporary adaptation of “Tess of the D’Urbervilles” with Riz Ahmed and Frieda Pinto.
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The fifth is "Ringer," the Sarah Michelle Gellar -starring thriller that will air on The CW in the fall. According to CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler, the move isn't indicative of any lack of quality in "Ringer." It had more to do with a lack of space on CBS' schedule for next season.
"I don't know what happened behind the scenes vis a vis The CW. I know for us, we were really excited about developing the show," Tassler said Wednesday (May 18) at CBS' upfront press breakfast. "We thought it was a very unique concept, we were really excited about Sarah Michelle Gellar -- and it could have been on our schedule. Like I said, we had no more time periods."
CBS renewed most of its current series for next season, so that didn't leave Tassler a lot of room on the schedule for new shows (two comedies and three dramas will air in the fall, and another drama, "The 2-2," is on deck for midseason). "Ringer" just fell victim to a numbers game.
"Sarah Michelle Gellar is a force to be reckoned with -- she's got a huge fan base," Tassler says. "And I kid you not -- when we bought the script, the e-mails started coming in: 'Pick it up.' I'm like, we just bought it! From Idaho, everywhere. She's got a very loyal fan base, and god bless them, they're going to be sitting and waiting for that show to show up on The CW."
The CW will offer up the first look at "Ringer" at its upfront on Thursday.
The show doesn't seem to fit on The CW and I am honestly afraid for it =[
Are you ready, Hunger Games fans? Brace yourselves: at 6:30pm ET/3:30pm PT, Entertainment Weekly will unveil the first ever photo of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in The Hunger Games movie.
Her anticipated transformation into the beloved character could be a "make or break" moment in many ways for fans of the series. Many were upset when Lawrence was originally cast in the role, displeased by her physical appearance.
Hunger Games director Gary Ross was quick to respond to naysayers, promsing that Lawrence would not only have dark hair, but would definitely look the part.
The EW photo will be part of the magazine's upcoming cover feature on The Hunger Games. Look for the photo reveal later today on EW.com.
Lady Gaga has bumped Oprah Winfrey from the top of Forbes magazine’s newest Celebrity 100 list, making the Born This Way singer the most powerful person in the entertainment business.
It is only the third time in seven years that the queen of daytime has failed to secure top spot on the list. Gaga was crowned number one thanks not only to $90-million (all figures U.S.) in earnings but also thanks to her 32 million Facebook fans and 9.5 million Twitter followers. Canadian pop-music heartthrob Justin Bieber, making his debut on the list, ranked third.
Oprah fell to second spot, although her $290-million in earnings should cushion the blow.
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OMG I WANNA GO PERFORMANCE>???!
But Britney Spears can't get enough. For the last six weeks, she's been training for 90 minutes a day, followed by another five hours of dance rehearsals in preparation for her North American tour, kicking off June 16 in Sacramento.
"I'm pumped up!" Spears tells PEOPLE inside her cozy dressing room on the Sony lot in Culver City, Calif. "We've been working hard. And the costumes are coming next week. This is the exciting part, when all the pieces – the masterpiece – come together."
During Spears's month and a half of prep time, trainer Derek DeGrazio has cooked, packaged and labeled meals (like baked fish and broccoli) and snacks (such as celery with almond butter) for the 29-year-old pop star, six days a week.
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Nicki Minaj Fires Diddy as Manager
The femcee parts ways with Diddy and James Cruz and signs on to Hip-Hop Since 1978, the same firm that manages Drake and Lil Wayne…
A source close to Nicki Minaj has confirmed to XXLMag.com exclusively that the femcee has parted ways with Diddy and James Cruz, her managers since she left Debra Antney’s firm, and is now being managed by Gee Roberson and Kyambo “Hip Hop” Joshua over at Hip-Hop Since 1978. HHS1978 also has Lil Wayne, Drake, Young Jeezy and Just Blaze on its roster.
Although the reason for her departure isn’t clear, another source tells XXL that Minaj was under the impression that Diddy would be more hands-on with her career, but was disappointed when she realized it wasn’t the case.
Apparently, according to the source, there are no hard feelings between Nicki Minaj, Diddy and Cruz.
I admit, I watch the "Real Housewives of New York City." Or, at least I did, until Bethenny Frankel left. I always felt like she was the one person on that show I'd love to meet and could imagine being friends with. Before her departure, I had that same rubberneck fascination as other fans, watching these "money can't buy you class" rich ladies make every friendship I've ever had seem that much more precious.
No one was more a target for collective derision than the egocentric, louder-than-life Jill Zarin, a woman who could barely stand to not be the center of attention, the first to cast aspersions on the other housewives and the last to let go of a grudge.
When New York Magazine's Vulture published a post suggesting that RHONYC might fire all the current bickering Betties and just start again from scratch, riffing off a New York Post story, it invited nearly 100 comments. Not so high, and not so unusual a count, but it seems like several commenters are convinced that Zarin, posing under several aliases, used the comments section to bolster support for her staying on the show. (Hat tip to Gawker for the find!)
Here is some of the unabashed pro-Jill gushing:
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When celebrities name children, the world weeps. Moxie Crimefighter, Pilot Inspektor, and Jermajesty are all real people thanks to “creative” celebrities and their restless revolt against the system. Sometimes, however, celebrities use their children to toast other celebrities, like Mariah Carey just did — and luckily for Movieline, that’s resulted in at least five babies with movie star names. Let’s rank these scamps!
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What do you think of these name choices?
Have you named any of your children after movie stars?
If you were to name a child after a movie star, what name would you choose?
Which celeb's kid has the best name?
Etc. etc. etc.
P.S. I don't really understand this ranking, tbqh.
For Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Cee Lo Green Confirms Collaboration with Christina Aguilera
- Queen Rowling & Bloomsbury Want to Know YOUR Favorite Harry Potter Character
- Nominees for 2011 BET Awards
- ABC Fall Preview
- Donny Osmond criticizes Gaga's shock tactics
- Nikita Renewed for Another Season. One Tree Hill too
- Roseanne Barr on the Lack of Change In the TV Industry
- Born This Way Album Leak Party Post
- Monday's Roundup
Matt Lauer wasn't going to let Christina Aguilera off the hook when she appeared on The Today Show Tuesday morning to promote her new NBC competition series, The Voice.
"There have been some tough times this year: the National Anthem thing, the fall at the Grammys, the divorce, the public intoxication," Lauer, 53, reminded her. "There was a time where people, your friends, the people who love you the most, tried to intervene in your life. Is that true or is that an exaggeration?"
Aguilera, 30, initially tried to laugh things off. "I think there were some definite ex, disgruntled employees along the way. Whenever things happen like this to you, some people just want to kick you when you're down," she explained. "For me, I've been in this business a very long time. . .and you're going to have your high moments and your low moments."
"Right now I feel that I've found my true friends and people who are really there for me and have stuck by me and have just supported me," she continued. "When you're going through a hard time, you don't need people judging you and ridiculing you. The people that are around you are going to be the ones to support you and love you through whatever difficult time you're going through."
Aguilera's answer didn't seem to satisfy Lauer. "But you did have those people, too," he argued. "You had the friends, because there were people who were not attacking you, who were genuinely concerned about you."
"Well, only I know that," the singer shot back. "Some people like the drama of creating [stories] around you to make themselves look better, like, 'Oh, I saved her,' when really you just have to be a friend and support."
For Lady Gaga's millions of "little monsters," an instructional hands-on dance with the megastar would've been a dream come true. But for American Idol contestant James Durbin, being manhandled by the singer was more like an on-air nightmare.
When James didn't move his hips enough for Gaga's liking while performing "Love Potion No. 9," on the May 11 episode, she put her hands on his waist and showed him how to better dance to the beat.
"I didn't like it," James tells Life & Style about his too-close-for-comfort brush with Gaga. "It was unexpected and very uncomfortable. To sum it up in one word: awkward!"
The rocker was kicked off Idol last night and judge Jennifer Lopez broke down in tears after the announcement.
Teresa Giudice and sister-in-law Melissa Gorga's on screen fight during the May 16 premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey has been called one of the worst fights in TV history, but the feud is even worse off screen! New Housewives cast members, Teresa's brother Joe and wife Melissa, sat down with Life & Style for an exclusive interview and photo shoot to reveal what really went down that shocking night and the history of their family drama.
"I was so upset," Melissa tells Life & Style about the brawl at her son's christening. "Teresa's never given us any respect. She was being fake, just acting nice for the cameras."
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Jordin Sparks‘s now-infamous bikini shot set tongues wagging when in hit Twitter earlier this month. But the former American Idol says she was just sharing a shot of her cute new swimwear. “I was actually taking the picture because I liked the bathing suit,” she told reporters Saturday at KIIS FM’s Wango Tango concert in L.A. “I mixed and matched it. The top was from Target and the bottoms were from Old Navy, and I was like, ‘Oh, they match!’ So I took the picture.” The new suit — which prevents tan lines, Sparks said — is just one way the singer is flaunting her newly slimmed physique. “In December, something just kind of clicked,” she explained. “Instead of talking about being active I decided to just go do it.” The singer, who lives in Arizona, took up hiking and Zumba, too. “Being able to just stand and dance and not realize I’m burning calories … is just the most amazing thing,” she said. Now happy to show off her waist — “usually a cinched belt works well,” she shared — the singer isn’t shy to reveal her other favorite body parts, too. “I love my smile,” she added. “It took ten years of orthodontics!”
Patrick says on Twitter that he wants to be referred to as Shriver
Patrick Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking his mother's side.
The 17-year-old son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver has followed sister Katherine in tweeting out about their father's secret love child and tearing their family apart.
Patrick's revenge on Dad? He's dropping his famous surname.
Patrick revealed on Twitter that he now wants to be referred to as Patrick Shriver. He also expressed his feelings over the bombshell revelations that his Sperminator dad fathered a child with a member of his staff, jeopardizing his 25-year marriage to Shriver.
"I love my family till death do us part," Patrick tweeted, then quoted lyrics by rapper Fort Minor: "Some days you feel like s--t...some days you want to quit and just be normal for a bit." Patrick also added the hashtag #family.
His comments came after those of Katherine, 21, who tweeted, "This is definitely not easy but I appreciate your love and support as I begin to heal and move forward in life. I will always love my family."
When Tika Sumpter, took a front row seat at the BCBG Max Azria show, which kicked off the New Yorker’s first (her word) “legit” New York Fashion Week experience, she was surprised by the sheer intensity of it all.
“When I used to see pictures of all of these celebrities posing together at the shows, I actually believed that they were really good friends,” she says. But since she’s taken on a starring role on Gossip Girl and begun navigating the weird and wonderful fashion world, she’s learned different.
“Most of them don’t know each other at all!” she laughs. “I got to that show and it really felt like the first day of school. I didn’t want to seem too eager, but I didn’t want to seem too cool either, you know?” she says with a girl’s girl level of candor. All jitters aside, she was a hit, smiling for photo-ops beside Jennifer Love Hewitt and Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson. “Everyone was really nice,” Tika admits.
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A brand new The Gathering track just for free! 'Heroes For Ghost' is a song which will appear on our new album, title and release date t.b.a.
We hope you will like it as much as we do. We think we made something really special. And yes, it's for free! :)
Click here for source and download.
This band will always blow my mind.
Heather Morris is doing what she does best.
The Glee actress, 24, is showing off her rockin' body in a tiny, red two-piece on the June cover of Women's Health magazine.
"Do whatever you like to do, eat how you want to eat, but just make sure you stay [active]," she explains of how she keeps in shape. "I take a lot of exercise cardio classes. I do a ton of squats."
She also gets in a good workout on Fox's hit song-and-dance show playing Brittany Pierce.
"I'm exactly like Brittany," Morris says of her fun-loving character. "I love to dance, I like to have fun. I want to make everybody laugh."
But a particular aspect of her small-screen life doesn't appeal to her non-famous beau Taylor Hubbell.
"He just doesn't like watching me kiss other people," she says. "It doesn't matter if it's Artie [Kevin McHale] or Santana [Naya Rivera]."
Only a few moments passed before Ke$ha replied,
Um. F*king love u @TPain. U get Me.
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LADY GAGA: INSIDE THE OUTSIDE that will provide fans an intimate look at the evolution of Stefani Germanotta into one of pop’s most influential and successful artists of our time. The documentary features an intimate stripped-down interview with Lady Gaga, who unveils the forces, influences, and events that shaped her early years and brought her to where she is today. In addition, viewers will see how she juggles fame and her career, along with fans and her personal life, as well as the social causes that drives her based on her own life experiences. The special will debut exclusively on MTV domestically on Thursday, May 26th at 9pm ET/PT.
It's 7 a.m. and Bethenny Frankel is hard at work. The reality TV star is talking to Don Imus about her new book, her new daughter and the time when, eight months pregnant and stitched into a wedding dress, she relieved herself into a champagne bucket on national television.
"My wife likes you," Imus smirks, unimpressed by his guest.
Frankel smiles knowingly and leans in a few inches from his face. "You'll like me soon."
Ten minutes later he does. Sold by her mix of burning ambition, self-effacing humor and painful vulnerability, Imus calls her a "great interview" and invites her to come back soon. No surprise there. Since 2005 Frankel has become the most well-known entrepreneur on television by making her business everyone's business. With millions of fans cheering she's gotten married, given birth and built her Skinnygirl brand of consumer products on camera. Her show, Bravo's Bethenny Ever After, is a skin-pore-close video diary that's as much TMI as TMZ. Viewers have intimate knowledge of her daddy issues (ugly), her food struggles (on the mend) and her postbaby sex life ("kind of a rusty tricycle for a while"). Ever After, now shooting its third season, averages 1.6 million viewers each week. Her books--Naturally Thin, Skinnygirl Dish and A Place of Yes--are bestsellers. There are rumors of a development deal for a daytime talk show. A half-million people follow her on both Twitter and Facebook. Type her name into Google and you get 3.8 million hits.
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‘Hype’ is a disgusting word. But when an album, which was a self-declared phenomenon before it was even an album, appears to be an experiment in hype itself, it becomes an unavoidable part of the conversation. There’s been a suspicion in the epic run-up to the release of Lady Gaga's second-and-a-half album that she’s just been being deliberately ridiculous just to piss people off. But then, having a go at a pop star for being ridiculous is in itself as ridiculous as having a go at a brain surgeon for being too hung up on all the neurosurgery.
There’s another possibility here though. In our man Peter Robinson’s (rather amazing) cover feature the other week, she expressed genuine surprise that people found ‘Born This Way’ the song something of an ‘Express Yourself’ parody. The suggestion actually moved her to tears. It’s in the nature of artists to miss the blindingly obvious about their own work.
But for the entire world to have the exact same instantaneous reaction, to the point where the words ‘Express Yourself’ began trending on Twitter, suggests that comparison holds water. You’d think somebody – somebody – in her team could have noticed. It’s just possible that Gaga is now such a powerful entity that everybody was just too scared of losing their jobs to point it out.
It would certainly bear out the chain of events that led to that appalling, badly-photoshopped mess of a cover image getting signed off. And if that’s the case then we really are in new territory for mainstream pop music, where somebody at the absolute peak of commercial heaviosity is able to operate with the artistic imperative of a David Bowie without an iota of outside interference. What you definitely cannot fault about this album is the scale of its artistic ambition.
One thing that much-debated 'Born This Way' album cover does get right is the record’s obsession with the fusion of flesh and metal. As if Gaga, having already (in her own head at least) fused herself with her fanbase to create a singular entity, she wants to weld physically to her synthesisers as if to create one all-powerful dreadnought of self-empowerment. For the most part this is one relentless torrent of heavy-metal-rave-pop. At the very least it’s a triumph in sound engineering.
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‘Bloody Mary’ is a serene flipside to ‘Judas’ this time using Ms Magdalene to do much the same job, as dainty plucked strings careen around filthy beats to create something weirdly graceful. And ‘Americano’, a Hispanic upgrade of ‘Alejandro’ which riffs on both Evita and Santa Esmerelda’s ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’, succeeds because it is so colourfully deranged. Elsewhere the sci-fi goth night-stalk ‘Electric Chapel’ perhaps nails the record’s blood-and-chrome aesthetics most effectively of all.
Things get rather knottier when the beats drop heavier. ‘Schei?e’, which channels Miss Kittin doing a rave take on Madonna’s ‘Erotica’ strides into a commanding pop song and comes out a triumph. ‘Government Hooker’ drops down into freeform industrial techno impressively early on in the tracklist, but there’s scant evidence of any real political message in lines like “Put your hands on me, John F Kennedy”. And ‘Heavy Metal Lover’s staccato filth-fest is impressively murky but the relentless smut ends up sounding daft. The ostentatious ‘Highway Unicorn (Road To Love)’ aims for some kind of weird chamber-rave-metal-concerto yet comes out a total mess.
But then at the end, something spectacular happens. Skynet is given a rest and it emerges again that when Gaga does do pure emotion, she does it exceptionally well. ‘You And I’ is a quite epic exercise in futurist honky-tonk, apparently directed to a lesbian lover or a drag queen. And finally, the gleaming ‘The Edge Of Glory’ (apparently a love song to her late grandfather, yet with a romantic twist) finds her dancing “On the edge of something final we call life tonight” in the most ecstatic pop serenade this woman has ever come up with.
That beautiful simplicity reminds us that Lady Gaga can be guilty of trying too hard. But do you really think that’s wrong? ‘Born This Way’ doesn’t get everything right. It’s not the clarion to the dispossessed that it thinks it is. And after pushing so hard in this direction, she should probably strip it back to just her and a piano next time if she really wants to shock. Because rather than an exercise in hype, what ‘Born This Way’ really is an exercise in the pushing of everything to its ultimate degree. And for all the black, white and silver, it passes that test with flying colours.
Clearly it is morally and legally wrong to download the Lady Gaga album.
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Keri Hilson paid tribute to Grammy-winning songwriter David Foster at the 2011 BMI Pop Music Awards in Beverly Hills last night. The blonde-haired singer performed a cover of “I Have Nothing,” the 1993 power ballad Foster penned for Whitney Houston for The Bodyguard soundtrack.
“I sang ‘I Have Nothing’ (Whitney Houston) in a tribute to David Foster, 1 of the greatest songwriters EVER!” tweeted Miss Keri. “He came over & said, ‘Your performance was BAD-ASS!!’ Told you he was genius, heh.” source 1, 2
If anyone thought that "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" would be worse for wear without Danielle Staub stirring up her brand of crazy, they were probably proven wrong by the ratings from the third-season premiere.
According to the latest numbers, roughly 2.87 million viewers ended up watching the program on Monday night -- making this the best premiere in Bravo network history. It also helped make certain that Monday was their strongest night ever. Considering that the premiere focused largely on an epic fight between Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga (over a christening, no less), you have to think that this trend is going to continue.
The "Real Housewives" series has not always been a success (see "Miami" and "DC"), but the ones who have suceeded have remained consistent hits. "Atlanta," "New York," "New Jersey," and "Beverly Hills" have all become staples in the network's lineup.
A bidding war has been taking place between the satellite broadcaster and Channel 4 over the third series. Channel 4 executives are understood to be resigned to losing the show to Sky.
According to sources, Sky offered more than double the amount Channel 4 previously paid to Glee's US distributor, Twentieth Century Fox Distribution.
A Channel 4 source said: "We are not prepared to pay over the odds."
The Daily Star reported on Tuesday that Sky was prepared to pay about £500,000 an episode.
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Ahhh, Sky is where all shows go to die. Still haven't forgiven them for sticking Alias in the midnight slot during season 2.
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Rapper Big Boi has joined EVERY other parent out there trying to make their child’s Sweet 16 the most memorable occasion of their lives… until their massive wedding, of course. However, the Outkast frontman is not looking to buy just any gift, especially not one that you could find in stores. No way!!
Big Boi has decided to give his daughter a record label for her birthday!
( YOUR PARENTS DIDN'T LOVE YOU )
The father (who already heads the Purple Ribbon All-Stars label) and daughter duo will launch the new record label, Purple Kidz, together and will feature a roster of younger artists targeting fans of all ages.
WOW! Now that’s different!
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Basically Jared and Misha bet $10 per every point at who would win at scrabble. Surprisingly, considering Jared has always seemed more pretty than smart, he wins by 200 points.
Misha takes it upon himself to give him the $2000 all in coins, about 78, 000 of which were pennies.To get back at him, Jared dumps the buckets of change into Misha's car and asks him to donate it to his favorite charity.
Misha spends 2 weeks driving around with $2000 worth of coins in his car before he has the energy to clean it up and donate it. LOL
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Does Jared proving himself half way smart mean I can't use this macro anymore??
Luhrmann, who took the above photo of Edgerton as Buchanan, confirmed he'd found his man: "In casting Tom one had to find an actor who could credibly be (as Fitzgerald describes him) 'one of the most powerful ends that ever played football at New Haven,' had five-star acting chops and in the big dramatic showdown scenes between Gatsby and Tom, hold the screen against Leonardo DiCaprio, in the appropriate age group. Any wonder, it has been a long and thorough journey. The simple truth is that Joel came into our rehearsal space in New York and fulfilled all of the above criteria, and then some."
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Angry Boys is on Wednesday nights at 9 and will be coming to the U.S. on HBO this summer!
Lady Gaga’s latest single “The Edge of Glory” this week debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 with 266,000 copies sold and 20 million audience impressions on the radio. The Fernando Garibay-produced track is Gaga’s second-highest debut on both Hot 100 and Hot Digital Songs – the singer has started higher only with “Born This Way,” which landed atop both charts back in February.
“Edge” also becomes Lady Gaga’s tenth top 10 hit in the United States in a row. In the chart’s 50-year history, only Mariah Carey has scored more consecutive career-opening top 10 singles.
Planting a garden filled with mint, kale, basil, and salvia isn't the only way Gwyneth Paltrow is getting ready for the warmer weather.
In the 38-year-old star's latest post on her healthy-living website GOOP.com, she shares her spring fashion picks.
But dressing like the actress, author and lifestyle guru is going to cost you: $18,301 to be exact.
Paltrow, who is known for her super chic style, teamed up with luxury online retailer Net-a-Porter to put together six outfit concepts revolving around key wardrobe "basics" including a $785 Stella McCartney jersey tank dress, a $1840 Chloe silk jacket, and a $90 Kain T-shirt. The least expensive item is a Splendid cotton tank for $44.
The svelte star, who poses in each look (including a bikini), calls her sartorial picks "great pieces which are versatile enough to wear to the office and during your summer leisure time."
Synopsis: 2 BROKE GIRLS is a comedy about two young women waitressing at a greasy spoon diner who strike up an unlikely friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business – if only they can raise the cash. Sassy, streetwise Max (Kat Dennings) works two jobs just to get by, one of which is waiting tables during the night shift at the retro-hip Williamsburg Diner. Sophisticated Caroline (Beth Behrs) is an uptown trust fund princess who’s having a run of bad luck that forces her to reluctantly give waitressing a shot. At first, Max sees Caroline as yet another in a long line of inept servers she must cover for, but she’s surprised to find that Caroline has as much substance as she does style. When Caroline discovers Max’s knack for baking amazing cupcakes, she sees a lucrative future for them, but they first need to raise the start-up money. While they save their tips, they’ll stay at the restaurant, working with Oleg (Jonathan Kite), an overly flirtatious Russian cook; Earl (Garrett Morris), a 75-year-old kool-kat cashier; and Han Lee (Matthew Moy), the new, eager-to-please owner of the diner. Working together, these two broke girls living in one expensive city might just find the perfect recipe for their big break.
Michael Patrick King (“Sex and the City”) and writer-comedian Whitney Cummings (“Chelsea Lately”) are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television.
Looks like my new fave show,tbh.
This new record sees St Albans' most successful recent export venture deeper into their live territory. Named after Aldous Huxley's novel, Island - a story of Pala, a doomed utopia fuelled by recreational drug use, trance states and tantric sex - it's no surprise that Friendly Fires' album evokes paradise from its very essence, only the kind grounded in festival fields and back gardens.
Doubtless, the album will cast the nets wider for record sales, but it isn't a typical summer smash that's shallow and too easily consumed. Paul Epworth's intelligent production across the 11 tracks adds depth, maintaining surprise even after the first few listens.
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If you don't know who they are you should tbh! They're amazing, better than ur brit uncut cock faves etc. His dancing is GIVING ME LIFE!!! (you should read that like Claire Fisher said it in the series finale of Six Feet Under omgg).
here's one of their videos:
Suri Cruise holds on to dad Tom Cruise’s hand as she prepares to board a private plane on Tuesday (May 17) in Miami, Fla.
Waiting in a car behind Suri, 5, was mom Katie Holmes.
On Monday, Suri and Katie went out for a swim in the pool at their hotel before making a stop at Haagen-Dazs for ice cream.
Katie recently landed a starring role opposite Chace Crawford in the romantic comedy Responsible Adults, while Tom is just one of many celebs in the film version of the hit musical Rock of Ages.
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The 33-year-old actor and higher-education enthusiast graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts on Tuesday with an MFA in filmmaking.
Another graduate snapped a TwitPic of the Oscar-nominee wearing his standard-issue purple robe and black mortarboard.
In addition to Franco's most recent degree from NYU, he has a degree in creative writing from Columbia. He's currently working towards an English doctorate from Yale University; the 127 Hours star has also studied poetry at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina and most recently was accepted into the University of Houston's doctoral program in literature and creative writing. He'll begin his studies in Houston in fall 2012.
"School is a way to take my other pursuits like directing and writing seriously," he told People last year. "I go to school because I love being around people who are interested in what I'm interested in," he added, "and I'm having a great experience."
They're both enjoyable to watch on the big screen, so it’s no wonder that Keira Knightley and Steve Carell are teaming up for an upcoming flick.
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” gal along with the former “Office” star were spotted on the Los Angeles, CA set of “Seeking A Friend For the End of the World” on Wednesday (May 18).
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Haters will hate her no matter what she does, because they hate to see a strong, unapologetically successful woman, but she is adorable and qt here
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Team Camille! He has a lot of nerve to want sole custody after what he did. What do you think?
As reported earlier this week, Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara wrote a post on her band's website calling out Odd Future figurehead Tyler, the Creator for the violent misogyny and homophobia in his lyrics, as well as the media outlets who, in Quin's view, give Tyler a pass on that language. Now, AllHipHop points out that the gay and lesbian rights organization the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has joined Quin in speaking out against Tyler.
A post on the GLAAD blog big-ups Quin for her statement, and adds:
"Tyler has said in interviews that he is not homophobic, yet his Twitter feed and rhymes are rampant with anti-gay slurs and references. His defense that 'people take things too seriously' or that he's 'just a kid' is inexcusable. Using hateful language, regardless of the context, is unacceptable and in fact, very serious. Tyler's attempts to be provocative as well as his indifference towards the consequences of his actions are irresponsible."
The blog post also states that GLAAD plans to "continue to monitor media coverage of Tyler."
1. The man known in New York as "Soho royalty" owns hotels not only in Manhattan, but also Miami and Los Angeles. His properties include the Chateau Marmont, The Mercer, the Standard Hotels and more.
2. Chelsea's man may be a rich guy in Prada shoes, but for his thesis project for his joint journalism and business master's program at Columbia University he stayed at the Bowery Mission. "I lived there for a week, as though I were homeless. There was one guy who had been an accountant, became an alcoholic, and his very bourgeois and seemingly secure life changed into complete abandonment and loss. Despite everything that the shelter could offer'"shelter, food, clothing'"all people wanted was a woman, a place of their own, and a job, in that sequence," said Balazs.
3. Andre has dated a variety of women. So, it should be no surprise that he's interested in Handler. His past girlfriends include actress Uma Thurman, socialite Katherine Keating and even crazy alternative rocker Courtney Love.
4. Handler making out in public doesn't surprise us, but Balazs has shown he can join in on the act. The new couple were seen "getting it on" at a bar this past January. "They were making out in the corner of the dance floor upstairs," says a source.
5. Balazs is a father. "I've learned to respect somebody else's privacy," Handler said. "It's not about me, because obviously I would like to make fun of him as much as possible, but he has kids, so I have to be nice."
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Lol the title of this video. WTF is wrong with YA RN? All this trying to be the Next ____ RIGHT NOW RIGHT AWAY B4 YOUR BOOK EVEN COMES OUT WTF??
In a an article on AMC passing on picking up any pilots (largely because it has a full slate of shows to air already), Variety’s Stuart Levin writes that the The Killing is looking likely for a second-season pickup.
The Killing premiered to 2.7 million viewers before pulling back to just below 2 million viewers (1.977) million on Sunday. Sure, it’s not exactly The Walking Dead, but neither is anything else on AMC ratings-wise. Its ratings so far are better than the first three seasons of Mad Men, and pretty close to how Mad Men performed in its fourth season.
Are there any fans of this on ONTD? What did you think of this past Sunday's episode?
Hugo Fragrances is have announced the signing of American musician, actor and director, Jared Leto, as the face of its new male fragrance: Hugo Just Different. Leto is also confirmed as the face of original Hugo fragrance and will star in new TV and print campaigns for both scents rolling out globally as of July 2011.
Gerd von Podewils, Global Marketing Director for Hugo Boss Fragrances said “We are delighted to be working with Jared Leto for the launch of the next Hugo male fragrance. We wanted an ambassador who personifies the experimental spirit of the brand – and Jared is exactly that – a man who with the help of his friends turns his world upside down and back again. We are thrilled to have him star in our advertising campaigns.” Gerd von Podewils, Global Marketing Director for Hugo Boss Fragrances
“Hugo inspires men to succeed through creativity, which is something I’ve aimed for my entire career. Like the Hugo man I look for inspiration in everything around me and seek out unusual and unexpected things and experiences.” said Jared Leto.
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Last night Anna Torv & John Noble were honored by The Paley Center for Media as the organization presented An Evening with "Fringe" -- where the stars talked to a rapt room full of actors and show devotees about their experiences on Fox's sci-fi phenomenon.
But before they took the stage, Anna & John exclusively talked to PopWrap about the season three finale, what they think it means for their characters and where they hope things go in season four!
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Can you trust your worst enemy? That is the question that twenty-eight vicious competitors will be asking themselves this season as they travel to the lush jungles of Costa Rica to compete in a thrilling new Challenge: Rivals. These fan favorites will receive the shock of their lives when they learn that their one and only teammate will be their biggest rival! In order to win, these arch-enemies must figure out how to overcome their rocky pasts and compete together for a jaw-dropping grand prize. Over $300,000 is at stake, and these bitter rivals will fight tooth and nail in order to get their hands on a cut of the cash!
However, not every rival pair will make it to the end to fight for a share of the wealth. Teams will live in fear of "The Jungle" -- a mentally and physically exhausting elimination round. Avoiding the dreaded "Jungle" will mean that these bitter enemies must learn to work together, despite their ugly pasts, in order to win challenges.
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i am soooo excited can it please be June 22nd already?!?!
Soooooooo, there's no way you could read our site and not know who Kat Graham is, right? No, wait, that sounds smug and off-putting. *Reeeeeeewiiiiind* What we mean is, ZOMG PLEASE PLEASE CHECK OUT THIS GIRL WE ARE WICKED OBSESSED WITH BECAUSE SHE IS BASICALLY THE BEST. The thing is, some of us were GINORMOUS fans of her music (Chrissy has a disturbing effigy and miniature alter built on her desk), others of us are die-hard followers of her show on the CW network (Sophia), The Vampire Diaries (Thursdays, 8/7c), and still others (me) were largely unaware of anything other than how consistently crazy her shoe/hair/dress/epaulette/ bustier/chainmail/necklaces-that-weigh-2
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Throughout its first season on television, Raising Hope has quietly and hilariously grown from a bizarre premise into one of the funniest, craziest and most genuinely touching shows on television. It's fitting, therefore, that the show's season finale, "Don't Vote for This Episode" chronicles a similar growth in the lives of the Chance family.
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LET'S TALK ABOUT HOW AMAZING THE FINALE WAS! NEEDS AN EMMY NOMINATION ASAP!
Miranda Lambert didn't call in any special favors when the time came to select a dress for her May 14 wedding to Blake Shelton, her beau of five years.
Instead, the 27-year-old "House That Built Me" singer exchanged her vows in the same simple ivory wedding gown her mother had worn more than three decades earlier.
"My parents have been married for 33 years, so this dress is already a good-luck charm," the bride tells the new issue of Us Weekly (on stands now). Keeping with her Southern roots, Lambert paired the gown with custom-made Casadei cowboy boots. (Lambert's bridesmaids wore Old Gringo boots and custom-made gowns by Priscilla of Boston's Mark Brower.)
Shelton, 34, choked back tears as Lambert's dad gave her away. "I couldn't get over how beautiful she was," he tells Us.
Lambert turned heads again when she changed into a short, strapless silk shantung Priscilla of Boston dress for the reception. "I'm married to my best friend!" Lambert told Us after the ceremony. "Looking forward to a lifetime of laughter."
Celebrity Rehab alum Jeff Conaway is back in the hospital following an apparent overdose.
The Taxi star, 60, who has had a longtime public battle with cocaine, painkillers and alcohol, is in critical condition at Encino Hospital Medical Center unconscious with pneumonia, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The troubled actor is also known for his role as Kenickie, the suave T-Birds member who starred in Grease alongside John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
In January 2010, Conaway fell down a staircase and suffered a broken hip, a broken arm, a fractured neck and a brain hemorrhage.
Everyone has seen someone with a lazy eye before, but what about someone with a lazy tit? If you took Cookie Monster, shaved him, starved him and then froze him in flesh-colored carbonite, he’d look exactly like Janice Dickinson’s wonk-eyed rack up there. Welcome to Nightmare on Sesame Street, bitches.
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GO CANUCKS GO!!!
We sat down for a roundtable interview with Lucy Hale (Aria) from Pretty Little Liars at ABC Family’s summer press day on May 14, 2011. She looked flawless, as per usual, and she chatted about heading to Rome this summer for her best friend's wedding (sounds like a rom-com waiting to happen!) and her love of traveling. But more on her life later. We decided to get down to brass tacks and dig up whatever we could about the upcoming second season, starting in June. Let’s jump right into it!
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Listeners on Chicago’s B96 can hear tracks from Lady Gaga’s new album Born This Way all weekend. However, based on an early listen to the album, they may want to skip out. Born This Way is the worst album by a major superstar since Madonna unleashed American Life almost a decade ago. At least Madonna didn’t describe her album as the album of the decade.
The main problem with Born This Way is that Lady Gaga tries too hard to emulate Madonna, but it comes across more desperate than as a tribute. The title single is the poor man’s version of “Express Yourself,” but without the soulful vocals and the irony. Lady Gaga tries to make herself the queen of gay rights, but comes across as someone who is exploiting gays rather than helping them. It doesn’t help that she is using racist terminology by referring to Hispanics as “Cholas” and Asians as “Orients.”
“Judas” will remind some people of “Like a Prayer.” The music isn’t the same, but the concept of comparing a lover to a “higher power” is still there. However, “Like a Prayer” is a classic, while “Judas” sounds like a bad parody of Lady Gaga’s much better songs.
“You and I” recalls Madonna’s 1992 ballad “In this Life,” which was about friends lost to AIDS. A song like this was groundbreaking and risky in 1992, but not so much in 2011. Even worse, the song sounds contrived and insincere, as if Gaga’s marketing team is holding a gun to her head and forcing her to sing the song. It’s all about the “gay “dollars and sadly, some are falling for it.
When Lady Gaga isn’t ripping off Madonna, she is trying to recycle other artists’ work. “Edge of Glory,” with lyrics that sound like they were written by a loser of a 1st grade poetry contest, sounds strangely similar to Cher’s “Song for the Lonely” and Kelly Clarkson’s “My Life Would Suck Without You.” The song might have worked as a Cher parody, but Lady Gaga lacks the vocal power to pull it off.
In “Hair,” Lady Gaga tries to be groundbreaking and thought provoking by declaring “I am my hair.” It sounds like a throwaway track from Bruce Springsteen’s Tunnel of Love days mixed with a generic 80s dance beat. It is one of the worse tracks from an album that is already bad enough.
There are some standout songs here. “Government Hooker” recalls New Order’s “True Faith,” but not in a bad way. “Marry The Night” is enjoyable, even though it is a little self-absorbed. “Americano” may have cliché lyrics, but the Lou Bega type beat makes you forget about the lyrics.
Lady Gaga can wear meat dresses, Madonna outfits, lobster hats, and penis shoes all she likes. However, it won’t cover up for the fact that
Born This Way is dead on arrival.
Does anyone think the mistress looks like Chuy's (Chelsea Lately) sister?
DAME Judi Dench is being lined up to appear in a costume drama zombie film with Sir Ian McKellen and Gillian Anderson.
The Curse Of The Buxom Strumpet is an extension of a 20-minute short film, E'gad Zombies, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year.
Dame Judi, who won an Oscar in 1998 for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in "Shakespeare In Love", is set to play a character called Mrs Halfpint, with Gillian Anderson ("The Last King of Scotland", "The X-Files") in the lead role.
McKellen, who starred in the original short, is in New Zealand filming "The Hobbit" and has already filmed his scenes for the undead romp set in a fictional 18th century seaside town called Upper Trollop. Set against the backdrop of a small town in 1713, an illness takes hold of the villagers turning them into unfeeling creatures who eat anything they can get their hands on. Lord Fortitude must lead the small band of survivors and escape to France.
Matthew Butler will direct and has co-written the script with Tori Hart. Butler and Hart are producing for their UK production company Fizz and Ginger, with Margaret Matheson exec producing. Butler is in talks with sales agents in Cannes, with a view to shooting the £2m film in Scotland later this year.
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Starbucks starts a two-week scavenger hunt in partnership with Lady Gaga on Thursday.
When customers scan QR codes on in-store banners, magnetic chalkboards and posters, they’ll see the first of many clues in the coffee retailer’s seven-round scavenger hunt.
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I really wish they did this with Femme Fatale, smh team Starbucksney!!! Anyways, I don't speak your grande Americano.
Lionsgate has enlisted funnymen Thomas Lennon, Rob Huebel and Rob Corddry for its low-budget laffer "Rapturepalooza."
Anna Kendrick ("Up in the Air") and "Bones" thesp John Francis Daley star in the post-apocalyptic comedy as two smart-mouthed teens who battle their way through the fallout of a religious apocalypse in order to defeat the Antichrist, who will be played by "The Office" star Craig Robinson.
While Lennon and Huebel's roles remain unclear, Corddry is set to play Daley's father, who works as one of Robinson's security guards.
Veteran commercials helmer Paul Middleditch is directing from a script by Chris Matheson, who is exec producing with Robinson. Mosaic and Ed Solomon are producing the pic, which is one of the first projects under Lionsgate's new microbudget initiative to make a handful of movies each year costing $2 million or less.
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The film is being shot entirely in England, both at Pinewood Studios and on location.
Dark Shadows stars Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Chloe Moretz, and newcomer Gulliver McGrath.
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SO EXCITED this is actually happening... for a while I didn't think this movie would actually ever happen, but it's finally filming. And the synopsis deviates just the right amount from the original to make it fit into a movie. AWESOME.
It was an inevitable twist in a tawdry tale. Following on from the almost cult-level success of the 'vajazzle' comes its evil twin brother, the 'pejazzle'.
Vajazzling - the decoration of the female nether regions with Swarovski crystals - has enjoyed a surge in popularity after The Only Way Is Essex's Amy Childs started offering the service at her beauty salon.
Since then, the website responsible for supplying crystals to the Essex salon, vajazzleme.co.uk, has reported a massive hike in sales of their ready-made crystal designs which can be stuck on at home.
Salons, meanwhile, have reported a surge in numbers of women visiting for a more professional service, where crystals are applied individually with tweezers in a bespoke design.
But as popularity of the body adornment trend has grown, it has become clear that it is not only women interested in the service.
According to salon owners, 40 per cent of customers requesting the body bling are men.
As a result, the online supplier of the crystal designs has responded by designing a range of stick-on crystals just for men, named Pejazzles.
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Two stone-faced waiters at the Beverly Hills Hotel, balancing trays atop their sturdy shoulders, pause mid-stride to oh-so-discreetly steal a glimpse of Kate Hudson's ass. Who can blame them, really? Tawny and tousled, Hudson, six months pregnant with her second child (the baby daddy is British rocker Matthew Bellamy), looks so trim, so bikini-ready in her no-name silk sundress and 5-inch-high wedge sandals, that were she to visit some far-flung village devoid of the Internet or Access Hollywood, the townsfolk might simply assume she'd overdone it on spit roast and poi the night before. It's less baby bump than who wants seconds?
"Your body is ridiculous," gushes Ginnifer Goodwin (Ginny to friends), Hudson's costar in the upcoming chick-lit turned rom-com Something Borrowed, about two longtime best friends whose relationship is tested when one sleeps with the other's fiancé, as the pair settle in for brunch. Hudson, 31, flashes that trademark sunny smile and brags, "I haven't bought one maternity thing yet."
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Beyoncé revealed the cover to her upcoming LP entitled "4" due out on June 28, 2011.
I hate it. It looks like one of those pics a fan would do and post on tumblr. What's up with all these shitty album covers lately?
You already love Lykke Li. You may not know that you do, exactly.
You may not know what she does (snaps hearts in half with her voice), or where she's from (Sweden), or even how to pronounce her name (uh . . . ?), but you've definitely heard the two singles off her sophomore record, Wounded Rhymes (Atlantic). One being "Get Some," with its half-threatening, half-boner-inducing lyric "Like a shotgun needs an outcome/I'm your prostitute/You gon' get some." That ubiquitous indie hit isn't even the best song on the album. Follow-up single "I Follow Rivers" must have wormed its way into your brainpan by now like a slithering romance virus.
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I about died at the end when she quoted Goddess Nina.