May 26th, 2011

Cuddy's Final House: Her Worst Year Ever Is Mercifully Over



The House finale ended Season 7 in a manner that was very much representative of this problematic year as a whole: with an entire hour devoted to House obsessing over Cuddy in increasingly destructive ways, and she silently appeasing him until House did something awful. It's been a terrible year for the show, but it's arguably been the worst for Cuddy, who was reduced to an ineffectual doormat and mere sex object since the shippers got their way and Huddy was realized in September. And even before I saw last night's episode, I didn't blame Lisa Edelstein in the slightest for up and quitting the show (yes, I know money had something to do with it, too). Now that I have watched what is presumably her last appearance on the show, I'm downright ecstatic for her. Let's review the ways in which the writers' hatred Cuddy hatred was manifested in the season-ender, shall we?

 

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The Pedobear Peck Heard Round the World - Did Scotty Mack Up on Lauren on Tonight's Idol Finale???


The blogosphere is on and poppin about the kiss between Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina on tonight's American Idol finale. So are the good, Christian, country singers secretly bumping fuglies??? Or was it just a nice gesture between two competitors???

ONTD, put your jackal caps on and get to the bottom of this....

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Personally, I think it's a whole lotta hype over a whole lotta nothing. Especially cuz he was giving that hottie ass teach of his the sexy eye. I was half expecting him to bust out a countrified version of Van Halen's Hot for Teacher, tbh.

Joe Manganiello obliterates ovaries everywhere, colors with kids at Art of Elysium

Joe Manganiello, who plays Alcide Herveaux on True Blood, attended the Ford Mustang Boss Workshop with Art of Elysium May 25. The Art of Elysium is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to enriching the lives of artists and critically-ill children.
 

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Nostalgia Critic's Revenge of the Commercials

Because of the under use of the "Nostalgia" tag, the Nostalgia Critic hilariously goes down ( LOL immature joke ) a list of the best/worst commercials of the 80's and 90's. Oh to be a fucking kid again, right?



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THERE WILL BE NO PRETENSE IN THIS POST!

ONLY NOSTALGIA AND FUN!

PS: sorry mods about the premature submission before the tags. Computer is being a shady whore.

Courtney Love: Stop Calling Me a "Drug Freak"

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Courtney Love is coming clean -- in many senses of the word.

In a sprawling, epic interview on The Fix (a newly launched site which focuses on addiction and recovery), the legendary, sometimes loopy rocker opens up about her own substance abuse problems, which she says are behind her.

"I've been maligned as this drug freak for years, and I'm getting tired of it. That's not the way I live anymore," Love, 46, says. "I try to work a good program. I don't do smack. I don't do crack anymore."

Having kicked hardcore drugs -- heroin and cocaine included -- Love's most recent drug of choice, she admits, was Adderall.

"[It was] legitimately prescribed to me by a respectable physician," she says. "But after Britney [Spears] freaked out a couple of years ago, and her toxicology report said she was taking a much lower dose than I was, I decided to get off that sh*t."
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Bill O’Reilly: Lady Gaga ‘is a patriot’

Here’s an endorsement no one saw coming.

Bill O’Reilly called Lady Gaga “a patriot” during the “Pinheads and Patriots” segment on Tuesday’s “The Factor.” Perhaps unsurprisingly, the compliment had nothing to do with the singer’s politics. Instead, the host praised Gaga for attempting to consume David Letterman’s notes on Monday’s “Late Night.” The “Born This Way” singer was fed up with Letterman’s negative responses to her answers, so she tore up his questions and then tried to eat them.

“I think Lady Gaga is a patriot for eating Dave’s note cards. I wish I had thought of that when I was on the Letterman program. I would have done that,” O’Reilly proclaimed. Letterman told the conservative media personality that “about 60 percent of what you say is crap” on a 2006 episode of “Late Night” and took another jab in 2009, saying,“I think of you as a goon.” For some reason, O’Reilly appeared on “Letterman” again in 2010.



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Kim Kardashian’s ‘Perfect’ 20.5 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring!

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Kim Kardashian had long dreamed of the perfect man—and the perfect ring. “In high school I went to Macy’s and bought this fake ring, my ‘perfect’ ring, and this is almost the exact same,” she says, staring down at the 20-plus-carat gem Humphries designed with jeweler Lorraine Schwartz, a longtime Kardashian friend who has not only decked Kim in her gorgeous jewels for events like the Emmy Awards but has also created engagement rings for stars like Beyoncé.

Wanting something distinctly her own (“Khloé’s is a radiant cut,” she says of her sister’s ring), the reality star loves the classic design. Humphries had simpler requirements: “I just knew I wanted it to be big!” And he got more than big, as Kim gushed, “It’s the most beautiful thing I have ever seen,” says Kardashian of the ring. “It’s perfect.”

The 16.5-carat emerald cut center stone is flanked by a pair of 2-carat trapezoids, for a total weight of 20.5 carats!
Humphries even managed to work out the design without Kim knowing. Kardashian explains, “[Lorraine] always listened to what I would want and the shapes I love. I had said I loved an emerald cut and they were scheming and plotting for a while.” Humphries confided his plans in his parents, but felt confident in his decision. “I knew she’d love it–she better!”

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Elle Fanning’s Fashion Icons: Alexa Chung and Marilyn Monroe

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Elle Fanning is only in 7th grade, but her fashion sense — and covetable wardrobe of Rodarte and Valentino — could easily match that of someone twice her age.

“I’ve always loved fashion ever since I was really, really little,” Fanning told PEOPLE at the Young Hollywood Awards in L.A. “I shop vintage all the time.” Dressed in Marc by Marc Jacobs shorts and high-neck top, the Super 8 actress noted she’s “inspired by Twiggy right now” and is a fan of “the ’60s and ’70s little baby doll dresses.”

Proving her versatility, Fanning enthuses, “I’ve always been obsessed with Marilyn Monroe and her ’50s style.” But it’s a more contemporary star that gets the ultimate compliment. “Alexa Chung is my style icon.”

But outside of a style beyond her years, Fanning says she’s just like anyone else her age. “I go to regular school,” she explains. “I have sleepovers on the weekend. I go to the movies with my friends. I do everything a normal 13-year-old girl does, really.”

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Amber Rose Covers VIBE's June/July Sexy Issue

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AMBER ON LIFE POST-KANYE:
“What am I supposed to do? Crawl up in a corner and die ‘cause I’m not with Kanye anymore? Am I supposed to go back to the strip club and not take these opportunities that I have?”


AMBER OF HER RELATIONSHIP WITH REGGIE BUSH:
“Me and Reggie [Bush] dated very briefly after Kanye...We were both each other’s rebound
and we both knew that and were cool with that.”

AMBER ON WHY HER STORY IS RELATABLE:
“I don’t have rich parents and it’s a struggle.
I can’t just call my dad and be like, ‘Dad, my money is a little messed up. Can you buy me a car or a house? It’s not like that for me. I feel like more people will relate to my story than the Kardashians or the Hiltons.”

AMBER ON BEING ICONIC:
“Kanye would always tell me how beautiful I was and that I was going to be iconic. He always said that, ‘Baby, you are iconic. You don’t understand what you have. I didn’t. I didn’t understand it.”


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Adam Lambert, Carrie Underwood, & More Idols at the American Idol Season 10 Finale



American Idol Finale had an amazing premiere red carpet in front of the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Before Wednesday night’s big Finale, the carpet had former Idols joining in the party. Surrounded by screaming fans, it was a chance to see those contestants who once graced the stage of Idol and have moved on with their career and lives.

Past and present Idols who attended AI’s biggest night of the season included Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen, David CookDavid Archuleta, and more.

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Bonnie Wright and her Flawless Hair on Loose Women

Bonnie Wright spoke about her participation in the charity programme The Global Poverty Project's Live Below the Line campaign this month, as well as her work in the Harry Potter films and the upcoming thriller, The Philosopher's, on ITV's talk show, Loose Women, earlier today.

In terms of Live Below the Line, Bonnie admitted that she partook in the one pound a day challenge in early May, where participants had to figure out means to live off - including food and general necessities - on just a single pound, as that was the same amount of money on which those suffering in impoverished nations survived. Bonnie also discussed what her experience was like on the green screen stages of the Harry Potter films, and how comfortable she was kissing costar Daniel Radcliffe. The young actress also admitted that she will begin filming The Philosophers in three weeks time down in Jakarta, Indonesia, where she will play an outspoken philosophy student. That can all be viewed below, courtesy of BonnieWrightOnline.





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Universal Developing Film Based on Secret Service Agent Training


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Universal has begun development on an action film based on the recruitment and training of Secret Service agents. Deadline reports that the studio has tapped Greg Poirier (National Treasure: Book of Secrets) to write the screenplay, based on a cover story in the Washington Post Magazine written by Laura Blumenefeld. The journalist actually went through Secret Service training and spent time in the 16-week intensive training program that includes weapons training, hand-to-hand combat and psychological methods. The film will apparently follow a group of aspiring applicants through the training program, after which one of them will probably turn out to be a mole, because that’s what always happens.


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Ron Howard Explains THE DARK TOWER Delay; Javier Bardem Not Yet Confirmed to Star


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I admire Ron Howard’s for his incredible ambition in trying to adapt Steven King’s The Dark Tower series into a trilogy of films with a TV seriesThe Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons needed to be humorless messes that retained all of the stupidity of the novels. as the connective tissue between movies.  I don’t think he’ll be able to pull it off because he’s a bland director who thoughts that


But earlier in May, Universal considered pulling out of The Dark Tower due to budget concerns.  The following week, we reported that Universal was working to bring down the budget and had pushed back the film’s start date.  Howard has now provided an update on the project’s status.  According to Howard, they’re now eyeing a spring 2012 start date but they’re stilling waiting for the green light.  Hit the jump for the full quote from Howard where he also casts doubt on the involvement of Javier Bardem.

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Sam Raimi’s OZ, THE GREAT AND POWERFUL Set for March 8, 2013


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Filming on Sam Raimi’s Oz, The Great and Powerful is scheduled to begin shooting this July but audiences won’t be seeing any flying monkeys for a while.  Deadline reports that Disney has set the film’s release date for March 8, 2013.  While it seems a little odd that the movie wouldn’t be a summer tentpole, it could provide Disney a boost in the spring.


The film stars James Franco as a charlatan circus magician in our world, but when he’s transported to Oz, he becomes recognized as a Wizard and finds himself embroiled in a battle between the land’s three witches: Theodora (Mila Kunis), Glinda (Michelle Williams), and Evanora (Rachel Weisz).  The only other film currently set for March 8, 2013 is Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to District 9, the sci-fi flick Elysium starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Wagner Moura, and possibly William Fichtner.


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Shortlist of Directors for THE WOLVERINE

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Well it looks like the list of contenders for the director of Fox’s The Wolverine has been narrowed down to eight. Following the sudden departure of Darren Aronofsky shortly before filming was to commence, Fox began searching for a replacement for the Hugh Jackman-starred follow-up to Gavin Hood’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Now, Showblitz reports that the shortlist of contenders for the job is as follows: Doug Liman (Mr. and Mrs. Smith) Jose Padilha (upcoming Robocop remake), Antoine Fuqua (Shooter), Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go), Justin Lin (Fast Five), Gavin O’Connor (Warrior), James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma ) and commercials director Gary Shore.


With a script from Christopher McQuarrie, The Wolverine is largely set in Japan. Filming was poised to take place in that country, but it’s currently unknown if that’s still the plan given the natural disaster that recently ravaged the landmass.


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guess who made a cameo on x-men: first class...

January Jones' Baby Daddy Post (Allegedly)...


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Matthew Vaughn Talks X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, Possible Sequel, JAMES BOND, and the X3 That Could Have Been


With the early reviews of director Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class positively glowing, anticipation is growing even more intense for the Kick Ass director’s take on the franchise. Earlier today, Vaughn took part in a number of interviews with various publications, and contrary to most pre-release press he was actually surprisingly forthcoming. In addition to talking about First Class, Vaughn confirmed that he would definitely be willing to return for a sequel, and he even has an idea of what the opening scene would be:


“I thought it would be fun to open with the Kennedy Assassination, and we reveal that the magic bullet was controlled by Magneto.”


That’s definitely one way to open a superhero movie. But it’s conducive to the 1960’s setting for First Class and the threading of the X-Men with other historical figures/events. To check out a roundup of some of the best (spoiler-free) quotes from Vaughn’s interviews today, including further talk about a First Class sequel, the possibility of directing a Bond film, and his version of X-Men: The Last Stand that never got made, hit the jump.

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Swedish actress Alicia Vikander may join World War Z cast

THE long talked-about film adaptation of World War Z, a 2006 novel by Max Brooks, appears to be gathering momentum.


Swedish rising star Alicia Vikander (pictured) may be set to play Segen in the Plan B Entertainment Production, reports horror site Bloody Disgusting.


Pitt, who heads up Plan B, will be headlining a roster with the likes of Mireille Enos (The Killing, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf - Broadway) and Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker, Eagle Eye) in this post-apocalyptic zombie tale.

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Cheryl Cole 'X Factor' USA: Where it all went wrong



Reports and rumors began to emerge about Cheryl Cole being dropped from The X Factor USA judging lineup yesterday afternoon. No sources close to Cole, Cowell or Fox have confirmed or denied the claims, but it looks likely now that she will no longer be taking part in the talent show. Co-host Nicole Scherzinger will be a ready-made replacement for the 'Fight For This Love' popstar, but how in less than a month did things go sour so quickly for the singer? Digital Spy looks back at a rollercoaster 20 days for Cheryl.

Thursday, May 5: After months of speculation, Cheryl Cole is finally confirmed as one of the four judges on Fox's X Factor USA. Her contract is reported to be worth £1.2million. She joins Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid on the panel. Cowell's former American Idol buddy Paula Abdul is added to the bill at the final hour ahead of the auditions in LA. Immediate reaction to Cole's appointment is mixed with many commentators questioning her low profile outside of the UK.

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Red-Band Trailer For David Fincher’s ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Playing Overseas

... US Version Next Week


I’m not a big fan of reporting on the imminent arrival of a trailer, but I’m curious enough about David Fincher‘s new version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo that I’ll make an exception. Deadline reports that Sony has released a red-band trailer in Europe this week, which will be playing only in theaters there. Meanwhile, a green-band version should hit Thursday June 2 online and in theaters in the US.

We’ve got one early (and therefore possibly unreliable) description of the trailer after the break. Check it out to see how Led Zeppelin fits in.

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NKOTBSB - Set List + Concert Pics


Last night marked the start of the NKOTBSB tour. I was lucky enough to be at this show and managed to scribble down the set list. I was right on top of the stage so I included some pictures as well as general tidbits for the show. Enjoy!

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This post is kind of image heavy, just so you know. Also, just a heads up, I watermarked some of the shots as well.

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Kristin Cavallari's bikini photoshoot



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"Here's some pics of Kristin Cavallari at a bikini photoshoot yesterday in Malibu. Of course Kristin is famous for being one of the original reality stars on MTV's Laguna Beach and The Hills -- fame she parlayed into an engagement to Bears' quarterback Jay Cutler. Wow, the future sure does seem bright for Kristin. Especially when she gains weight and loses her looks!"

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Scotty McCreery wants to cut duets with Lauren Alaina


Don't be surprised to see a duet or two with runner-up Lauren Alaina on American Idol winner Scotty McCreery's first album. He was already making plans with her onstage last night after his victory.

"I said, look, we've been together since Day 1, and we're still together,"
says Scotty, who talked to USA TODAY's Bill Keveney immediately after the Idol finale Wednesday. "We met the first day in Hollywood, we've been good friends through it all, we've been classmates. I just said this ain't the end and we're gonna keep on working. We sound good together. It'd be nice to get some duets."

Scotty says that he he had no idea how his trip to Milwaukee last summer to audition would turn out the way it did: "We went out there on a whim, just kind of a summer vacation. It's funny what a summer vacation can turn into."

He also made a point of acknowledging the fans who voted for him throughout the competition. "Country fans are great," he says. "They're loyal. I've got to thank them because they're the reason I'm still here."

As for Lauren, she said, "I have gone way farther than I ever expected to go. Everything is going to be icing on the cake from now on."

omg how cute !!  and guess who is #1 on iTunes rn?  KING SCOTTY.


Deadline Updates us on the Cheryl Saga

Deadline Hollywood gives us a new update!



UPDATE 6 PM: "Nothing is definite now. But they do know it's not working, and they're trying to figure it out." That's what a source tells us about how Fox and The X Factor and Simon Cowell are mulling the replacement of UK pop singer Cheryl Cole as a judge on the show. We've learned that Fox "isn't thrilled with the chemistry" when they saw all four judges interact together for the first time at the Los Angeles auditions and felt the weak link was Cole. "She may be Britain's sweetheart but nobody knows her here," the source says. (Toldja!Now what to do about her contract? Some people are trying out the lame spin on us that "Cheryl is very close to her family and homesick for Britain." Yeah, sure.

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Other websites are saying that the Fox contract Cheryl signed is airtight and they will have to pay her her full $2.1M to release her from the contract. The only way they can get rid of her is if they give her a chance at half season and make the decision then, but because The X Factor only runs for half a season, they'd half to give her the entire season to run its course than sack her.

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Spider-Man's Andrew Garfield, Actress Shannon Woodward Split


Andrew Garfield has changed his relationship status to single.

The 27-year-old Social Network star has broken up with Raising Hope actress Shannon Woodward, his girlfriend since 2008, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm. What went wrong?

One insider explains that the British actor and Woodward, 26, became estranged as he "got deeper into filming The Amazing Spider-Man; he literally never saw her."

The insider adds that Woodward is "telling people they're on a break... [but] they haven't spoken to each other in weeks."
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OMG HE WAS IN MY TIMEZONE SHAKING AND PEEING

British rugby star Ben Cohen made an appearance at Town Danceboutique on Tuesday. Many members of the Washington Renegades rugby football club were joined by scores of fans to meet the world-class athlete. Cohen stopped in D.C. as a part of his “Acceptance Tour” for his new anti-bullying organization, the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, Inc. The rugby World Cup champion met with each of his fans and then auctioned off various items, including his shirt. To the disappointment of many in the audience, he did not take his shirt off on stage, but the shirt still sold for several hundred dollars. ( COCK TEASE ) Proceeds from the auction were to be donated to the HRC, the Trevor Project and other LGBT groups through Cohen’s foundation.

Cohen is straight, but has dedicated his philanthropic efforts to combat homophobia and bullying. As he states on his website, “In my view, rugby is a very inclusive sport. Everyone can get involved in one way or another, so I will be using it as a vehicle to drive my message of acceptance out to people from all walks of life, everywhere. There is a lot of work to be done. Attitudes need to change. Young people should not be bullied into taking their own lives. That is what is happening and it needs to stop.”

Excuse me while I FKLNDFKNDSNDSLKDSKNDKNDKND

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HP cast sum up the movies in one word

We don't like to make things too easy for our interviewees around here. While we were collecting pictures for our amazing Harry Potter issue and Ultimate Movie Celebration supplement(out today) we challenged the film's stars to sum up the experience of making (up to) eight movies, over ten years, in a single word. Just one. So here are the answer that Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and the rest came up with...

As you'll see below, a few tried to cheat with hyphens but can you blame them? That's a decade of their lives. Robbie Coltrane went for a word that's rather specific to his costume; Matthew Lewis down-plays it, and Rupert Grint is momentarily stymied by the prospect.



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Accio July 15!

Kim Kardashian: What She Loves About Kris Humphries

Some might see Kim Kardashian's surprise engagement to NBA star Kris Humphries as a whirlwind romance, but the couple knew right away that they were meant to be together.

"I think probably within a month of meeting her I knew she was 'The One,' " gushes, Humphries, 26, who has been dating Kardashian for about six months.

So what is it about the hunky New Jersey Nets player that had Kardashian at hello?

"I really fell in love with him as a person – he's such a good person with a good heart," Kardashian, 30 tells PEOPLE proudly. "Everyone that meets him says the same thing."


After meeting in November during basketball season, the couple engaged in long talks on the phone to get to know one another. "We worked hard at it," says Humphries.

Keeping up with the Kardashians is no easy task, but Humphries fits right in with the big, chaotic and loving family. "He's so funny," says Kardashian. "He has such a great sense of humor."

And with Kardashian's hectic schedule, she loves having someone calm, fun and funny to come home to.

"If I've had a long day, I'm working really hard or I'm stressed, I just can't wait to come home to him," she says. "The time that we've spent together, we have so much fun together and he always, no matter what, puts me in a good mood."

Natalie Mejia megapost: pictures, songs, performances, and more!

Oprah's finale scores biggest rating in 17 years

Now this is going out in style: The final episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show delivered the program’s highest overnight rating in 17 years.

Oprah had a 13.3 household rating, that’s up about 130 percent from her average rating. It’s also the biggest since a 1994 episode that was titled, “People Shed Their Disguises,” and was about people who wore wigs or beards or too much make-up, who were convinced to present themselves with a more natural look.

The show has been ramping up all week, delivering a 10.2 rating on Monday and a 10.7 on Tuesday. How many viewers the finale’s rating will translate into won’t be known for a couple weeks, but it should deliver well over 15 million. Plus, the number doesn’t include the St. Louis market, which pre-empted the show for storm coverage and will air the show today.

'American Idol' Finale Ratings Up 17% from Last Year


 

This year's "American Idol" season 10 finale was up 9 percent in the demo and 17 percent in total viewers from 2010, according to preliminary numbers.

It rated an 8.9 in the all-important 18 to 49 demo, with 28.2 million viewers. Last year, 24.2 million tuned in.

This is the first time "American Idol" has shown year-to-year growth for the finale in the key demo since 2006, and since 2008 in total viewers.

Wednesday's finale beat the "Dancing With the Stars" finale Tuesday by 32 percent in total viewers. However, the finale of "Dancing With the Stars" beat the penultimate "American Idol" episode Tuesday night.

Abigail Breslin Raking in Close to $40K Per Day

Forget lifeguarding or mowing lawns, 15-year-old Abigail Breslin has found a summer gig that's a little more lucrative. The 'Little Miss Sunshine' star earned $275,000 in one week for her small role in the forthcoming flick, 'New Year's Eve,' according to TMZ.



Breslin's minor contract, which she filed at the LA County Superior Court last week, also sites that she's guaranteed to land an additional $100K if the flick grosses more than $150 million in domestic box offices.

Plus, if Breslin must deign to film additional scenes past the production date, she's is set to earn $39,285 per day for her work. We have a feeling that Hollywood's latest rising star, who's been in the business for close to a decade, won't be asking mommy and daddy for an allowance.

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She makes more in a day than I do with almost two years worth of paychecks, and she's only 15. BRB screaming my face off followed by offing myself.

Kara DioGuardi Accidentally Ate Pot Brownies at Paula Abdul's House


What happens when you take two former 'American Idol' judges and give them pot brownies? Well, it's not as fun as it may sound.

Former 'Idol' judge and current star of 'Platinum Hit' Kara DioGuardi once found herself "high as a kite" at Paula Abdul's house after accidentally eating pot brownies and the trip landed her in the hospital.

DioGuardi told George Lopez on 'Lopez Tonight' Wednesday that she was once staying at Abdul's house and found herself hungry.

"The maid at the time found some brownies in the freezer and put them in the refrigerator ... I hadn't really eaten much that night," DioGuardi said, telling Lopez she had about six of the tiny brownies without realizing they were...special.

"Six hours later I was like, 'What's going on?'" she said. "I fell out of bed, on the floor and stumbled down stairs ... and the ambulance comes, and this guy is like, 'This b-tch is high as a kite!"

DioGuardi said she spent the following three days sick in bed. "I was hallucinating, I was on an IV. I stumbled out like junkie ... it was bad news!"

But before anyone jumps to conclusions, DioGuardi, who claims she drinks but doesn't smoke marijuana, said the brownies weren't Abdul's -- someone had left them in her freezer after a party.

The Greatest Weighs In on American Hostages in Iran.




The families of two American hikers held in prison in Iran since July 2009 are turning to prominent American Muslims – including Muhammad Ali
to help convince the Iranian government to let their sons go.

The mothers of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, the two US hikers held in Iran for more than 660 days, were joined by the icon of American Islam and three-time World Heavyweight Champion, his wife, and a half-dozen leaders of American Muslim organizations, in appealing Tuesday to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to release the two young men.

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Rihanna and Chris Brown: It's back on!

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Superstar Rihanna has risked the wrath of her fans by secretly seeing the man 
who beat her up and broke her heart.

The singer's even 
used Twitter to stand up for ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, 22, who split her lip and left her battered and bruised after a vicious attack in February 2009.

The restraining order she'd taken out was lifted in February in time for the Grammys and our sources say Ri-Ri, 23, has met up with Chris twice since then.

‘Ri-Ri's always loved Chris - that never changed,' reveals a source. ‘They've texted and Skyped each other a lot recently and met up at a mutual friend's house in Los Angeles after the restraining order expired.'

Sources close to the couple tell Now they want to give things another shot.

‘Ri-Ri wants to be with Chris but is worried about her career and fans,' says our insider.

'She's trying to find a way to take him back publicly without letting down her supporters, her management and her friends or setting a bad example.

'Chris has said he'll be as patient as she needs him to be but after being slammed on Twitter for just following him, she's begun to worry that they may never get to be together in public.'


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Ron Perlman and friends on the set of "Sons of Anarchy"



Ron Perlman (second from the right) is spotted on the set of the FX drama Sons of Anarchy earlier this week in California (May 24).

In case you’ve never seen it, Sons of Anarchy is set in the fictional Northern California town of Charming and follows a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club. It also stars Charlie Hunnam and Katey Sagal. Hunnam told The Telegraph earlier this week what originally drew him to the show:

“I thought it was far more interesting than the vast majority of the movies that I was going up for. I had no intention, or wish, to do a TV show, I was just thinking about pursuing movies, but this was so much better than what I was reading. It is a big commitment, you sign on for seven years and you have to believe in the people you’re going to work with, but the casting was great and the scripts brilliant and I just thought, why the hell not?”

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The Lion King to Return to Theatres - This Time in 3D



The Disney classic will not only roar onto Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D this fall, but will also return to theaters for a limited time only! Disney's "The Lion King" will be back in movie theaters on Sept. 16, 2011 -- this time in 3D -- the studio announced Thursday.

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Don't cry, bb Simba .. we'll weep 3D tears.

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Amber Rose 'still loves' Kanye - just not sexually

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Amber Rose no longer loves Kanye West in a "sexual way".

The bisexual model split from the 'Stronger' hitmaker last year and while Amber - who is currently dating rapper Wiz Khalifa - still has a "soft spot" for her former lover and wishes him well, she insists there is no chance of a reconciliation between the pair.

She said: "People think me and Kanye are enemies, and we are not enemies. He wants the best for me, still.

"Let me say this: I still love Kanye. I will always love him as a person. I will always love him for what he's done for me. I still always have that soft spot in my heart for him.

"I do not look at him in a sexual way anymore. I'm in love with someone else. I still love him as a person and want him to find happiness like I did. Everyone deserves that."


Former stripper Amber, 27, also revealed she is determined to carve her own career without help from boyfriends or her parents.

She told Vibe magazine: "What am I supposed to do? Crawl up in a corner and die because I'm not with Kanye anymore? Am I supposed to go back to the strip club and not take these opportunities that I have?

"I don't have rich parents, and it's a struggle. I can't just call my dad and be like, 'Dad, my money is a little messed up. Can you buy me a car or a house?' It's not like that for me."

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Glee's co-creator/exec producer Brad Falchuk discusses the finale and what's in store for season 3


ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Did you always think New Directions would lose?
BRAD FALCHUK: Yeah. They’re not ready yet. I think there’s something about them winning that deflates things oddly. We knew what was going to happen. It’s not even that they lost but they didn’t even make that top 10. That’s how unprepared they were. That’s how unfocused they were. I kinda liked that. To me, if they make it to the top 10 after they’re so clearly not focused, they’re clearly not invested because they all have other things going on — it would have been a little disingenuous.

Why are Sam and Mercedes hiding their relationship?
We’re gonna have to wait and discover that. They have their reasons.
That was something that was born out of the prom episode. We felt the chemistry there.

Quinn seemed so over the Finn break-up by the end of the show. Was that an act?
It was all in her hair, man. It really was. All the bad juju was in her hair and she cut it all off and everything got better. It wasn’t that she got over it all but I think she’s just grown up.
Every culture has a ritual like that where you make some sort of physical change and it transforms you inside too.
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Through the keyhole: A glimpse into the modern home of David and Samantha 'two kitchens' Cameron
  • PM's DVD collection includes 24, Star Wars, Desperate Housewives - and SpongeBob SquarePants
  • £69 Ikea bookcase holds complete works of William Shakespeare and books on French design and modern art
  • Top-of-the-range gadgets include £499 Magimix food processor, £435 Rancilio espresso maker and £130 Dualit toaster
  • With its immaculate cabinets, gleaming accessories and shiny pans in neat lines, it looks every inch the modern show home. But this is no artificial stage. This is the first glimpse of the much-talked about kitchen (really, Mail? REALLY?) David and Samantha Cameron had fitted in their flat at No 11 Downing Street.
  • As Michelle Obama and Samantha Cameron chat on the mustard Graham & Green sofa - cementing the 'special relationship' the PM talked of earlier that day - we are offered a tantalising peek inside the Camerons' recently updated private residence.
  • It's a stylish, welcoming and contemporary space - and it's almost impossibly neat.


 
 
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Cheryl Cole may not be axed from 'X Factor' yet, says Sinitta



Cheryl Cole may still have a job on The X Factor USA, according to Simon Cowell's close friend Sinitta.

Cole has reportedly been dropped from the Fox talent show
and replaced by former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger. However, '80s popstar Sinitta claimed that rumors about Cole's departure may have been premature.

"Who said she's been axed?" she told OK!TV. "Has anyone heard Simon say she's been fired? All the reports that I've heard had said that she's doing really well on the show.

"Being a judge on one of these shows is like being in Dynasty. Who gets to sit next to Simon? The girls are fighting over him."

When asked if she'd spoken to Cowell, she said that the show's creator has been "hard to reach", but commented: "The horse's mouth did not tell me she was sacked."

She added: "Someone's taken something and run with it. Maybe her mom needs to fly over to America. People are freaking out and cussing out on Twitter. I say hang on just a minute. Simon is back in the UK and shortly any minute now, hopefully, we will know more."

Allegations of an organized PR stunt by Cowell were also dismissed by Sinitta. "That would be really mean and I don't think he would do that. He's been helping her a lot and she's been great for the show," she said. "They are so close. So close."

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Jon Hamm Set to Direct the Season 5 Premiere

Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm just got the kind of promotion that I dare say would impress even Don Draper: The actor will step behind the camera to direct the Emmy winning drama’s fifth season premiere.

“The wheels have officially been set in motion to make that happen,” Hamm tells TVLine. “It’s a very exciting challenge that I’m looking forward to with a mixture of utter fear and excitement.”

The idea to follow in the footsteps of co-star John Slattery and helm an episode of the acclaimed AMC hit has been “in the back of my mind” for a while now,” says Hamm. “It helps to have people you know and trust surrounding you. We’ve been fortunate enough to have very little turnover not only in our cast but in our crew.”

“I watched Slattery do it, and he handled it with such grace and ability and ease,” he continues, before adding with a laugh, “I figured if he can do it, s–t, I can do it too.”

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Bryce Dallas Howard Is Pregnant!
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Bryce Dallas Howard is expanding her brood! A rep for the actress tells Us Weekly exclusively that she is pregnant with her second child.

Married to actor Seth Gabel (Fringe, United States of Tara) since 2006, the Eclipse star, 30, gave birth to their first son, Theo, in February 2007.

n a July 2010 essay for Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP blog, Howard (daughter of director Ron Howard) detailed her struggle with postpartum depression after her son's birth.

"Before Theo was born, I had been in good humor about my 80-pound weight gain, but I was now mortified by it," the The Help actress wrote.

"I felt I was failing at breast feeding. My house was a mess. I believed I was a terrible dog owner. I was certain I was an awful actress."

With the support of family and friends, Howard sought professional treatment. She also read Brooke Shields' Down Came the Rain, which she described as "a revelation."

"Do I wish I had never endured postpartum depression? Absolutely," wrote the Howard. "I...feel deep gratitude for those who stood by me, for the lesson that we must never be afraid to ask for help."

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Silverchair Go Into "indefinite hibernation".

 


We formed Silverchair nearly 20 years ago when we were just 12 years old. Today we stand by the same rules now as we did back then ... if the band stops being fun and if it's no longer fulfilling creatively, then we need to stop.

Therefore after much soul searching we wanted to let you know that we're putting Silverchair into "indefinite hibernation" and we've decided to each do our own thing for the foreseeable future.

 We assure you that this decision has not been taken lightly. In fact we've been struggling with it for quite a while now... 

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IRISH QUEEN OF POP NADINE MAKES HER MOVE ON AMERICA!

Singer-Songwriter Irish Queen of Pop Nadine Coyle is proud to introduce a sneak preview of the Summer Smash Runnin' to U.S. audiences and clubs.

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Nadine is currently in the studio with hot DJ/Producer Duo Vito Fun & Damian Major collaborating on new club remixes.

Nadine Coyle is most famously known for being the lead singer of the Guinness World Records acclaimed pop group, Girls Aloud. Together the group achieved a string of twenty consecutive top ten singles (including four number ones) and two number one albums in the United Kingdom. All of their albums have been certified platinum, with their albums The Sound of Girls Aloud, and Out of Control both selling over one million copies. They have been nominated for five BRIT Awards, winning the 2009 Best Single for "The Promise."

In 2010, Nadine released her debut solo album Insatiable and its title track through Black Pen Records in the United Kingdom. The lead single caught fans' attention and in early 2011 was voted as a "Best Single" behind Kylie Minogue's "All the Lovers," Lady Gaga & Beyonce's collaboration "Telephone," and Robbie Williams + Gary Barlow's "Shame" at The Virgin Media Music Awards.


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RH OF NYC: SNAKES IN THE CITY (OF MOROCCO)

THE 3 EPISODE TRIP TO MOROCCO BEGINS TONIGHT!


 
On tonight’s all new episode of the Real Housewives of New York City, the ladies head to Morocco!

On the 8th episode this season titled “Misfortune Teller,” LuAnn hosts the ladies in Morocco, where she nabs Sonja and Ramona trying to secretly leave the property shortly after they arrive. Later, Jill runs into an old friend while shopping, and he invites the women to his birthday party, which features a fortune teller and a snake charmer.

Will this be a repeat of Scary Island? We can only hope have no idea but judging from the Bravo previews, it will be a dramatic trip that will span over 3 episodes! The new episode airs tonight at 10/9c.

Watch What Happens Live – The guests tonight are Ramona Singer and news figure Willie Geist
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Joe Vogel talks Michael Jackson and more in 3 hour interview (the best of the Q&A session inside)



If you're a Michael Jackson fan, or a music buff in general, then University of Rochester professor Joe Vogel's upcoming book -- entitled 'Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson' -- will be a must-have this Fall.

Vogel (a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and PopMatters) began work on his impeccably detailed book in 2005, determined to "recover [Jackson's] artistry" in the face of "endless tabloid coverage on sensationalistic topics." He spent years analyzing the singer's massive catalog, as well as extensively interviewing Jackson's collaborators and studio engineers for the origins of each and every song. Truly one of the very few books of its kind, 'Man in the Music' explores what made Michael Jackson a great artist in the first place.

Earlier this month, Vogel gave a three hour long interview on BlogTalkRadio.com, taking calls and questions from Jackson fans around the world. While the whole interview was too much to transcribe, below is a sampling of the Q and A session, with a few questions and comments I thought were interesting and/or illuminating.

Hopefully Joe Vogel's words will inspire you to critically reassess Jackson's long and varied career. Be sure to check out his book, due in stores November 2011.

Enjoy! =)

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OMG I wish I was in his class! Anyway . . . you can read two excerpts from Joe's book here and here. Really great stuff.

An Ethan Embry is balding post

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Ethan Embry has been in so many great movies. Some of my favorites are 'Can't Hardly Wait' and 'Empire Records'. I was a bit saddened by this picture when it was released today. Maybe it's like looking in a mirror. If he's old - then I'm old.

He was caught off guard this afternoon while riding his bike in Los Angeles. So unfortunately this is NOT for a movie...

He's mostly doing TV appearances these days. His last major movie was 'Eagle Eye' in 2008 with Shia Labeouf.

FYI: He'll be 33 next month.

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Ryan Reynolds Not Over ScarJo

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Ryan Reynolds is not over his divorce from Scarlett Johansson.
The 'Safe House' actor has admitted that filing for legal separation from the actress -whom he was married to for two years - in December has caused him "a lot of pain" which he is still trying to "come out" of.
He explained: "Anyone who gets divorced goes through a lot of pain but you come out of it. I'm not out of it yet. At all."
However, the 34-year-old star says he was lucky to have the "luxury" of parting with Scarlett - who is now dating actor Sean Penn - on good terms.
He said: "Departing a relationship and still maintaining the idea that this is still the same person I married is a great luxury that I experienced. Thankfully I was in a relationship where two people chose to remain on the high road in every regard."
Now Ryan is trying to remain positive and although he thinks he won't get married again, he knows he may change his mind in the future.
He told Details magazine: "I don't think I want to get married again, but you always reevaluate these things. Any kind of crisis can be good. It wakes you up. I gotta say, I'm a different person than I was six months ago."
Whether he does meet another potential wife in the future or not, Ryan says he is remaining single for now because he finds the idea of being with someone else "alien".
He said: "I have no interest in dating right now. It just seems so kind of alien to me at this point. I've been in relationships pretty much since high school.
"I'm very happy not to be in a relationship right now. That's okay. I didn't plan on it, that's for sure ... but that's okay."

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Housewives and Other Bravo Stars Head to Summer Camp


Like the big kids they are, Bravo's reality TV stars are heading off to camp together for a summer of fun, pranks and hijinks – and, of course, endless drama.

That's the theme, anyway, of a star-studded, playful new Bravo promo, backed by the new Britney Spears single "I Wanna Go," that touts the cable network's summer programming, including 10 new and returning series premieres.

The 60-second video, set to run on Bravo, online and in theaters, features Real Housewives Nene Leakes, Kandi Burruss, Teresa Giudice, Caroline Manzo, Jill Zarin, LuAnn de Lesseps, Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards, as well as former Housewife Bethenny Frankel.

They're joined by a load of other Bravo stars, including Jewel, Kathy Griffin, Kara DioGuardi, Padma Lakshmi, Patti Stanger, Andy Cohen and Rocco DiSpirito.

The cable channel's new and returning summer series premieres include: Platinum Hit, Million Dollar Decorators, Rocco's Dinner Party, Flipping Out, Mad Fashion, Most Eligible Dallas, Ready To Wear, The Millionaire Matchmaker, The Rachel Zoe Project, and Top Chef Just Desserts.

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First Image Of Merida From Pixar’s Brave


Courtesy of Disney Pixar France comes the first non-concept-art look at Princess Merida, the female protagonist of Pixar’s 13th feature-length film Brave</b> — the first Pixar film to feature a female lead (Kelly Macdonald), and the first to be co-directed by a woman (Brenda Chapman).

Brave, which is set “in the mystical Scottish Highlands,” also features the vocal talents of Julie Walters, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Kevin McKidd, and Robbie Coltrane.

A release date has been set for June 22, 2012.

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Actor/Director Bill Duke Explores Skin Color Bias with "Dark Girls"

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A new short documentary, Dark Girls by acclaimed director, Bill Duke (Black Diamonds: The Evolution of Blacks in Baseball, Sister Act 2, Deep Cover, Knots Landing) explores the often touched upon subject of prejudice towards darker skinned African American females in the entertainment industry and media.



This film will be released in Fall/Winter 2011.

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Geoffrey Rush: 'Pirates could have a bucket-load more films'

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Geoffrey Rush thinks there are a "bucket-load" of potential 'Pirates of the Caribbean' stories.
The Australian actor - who places Captain Barbossa in the movies opposite lead character Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) - has not yet signed up to appear in the follow-up to 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' but thinks there is potential for the series to run and run.
He said: "Nothing's official but there is a fifth chapter being developed and as the hardcore fans will know if they hang around until after the credits roll, there's a little teaser, cliff-hanger which I think opens up the potential for a pretty damn fine movie.
"It's a very big theme, piracy. They were around in that tradition for about 80-odd years and as you see in this film a lot of the nastier, cleverer ones got themselves into working for the different crown heads of Europe as privateers which is what happens to Barbossa.
"So between the mythology and the legends and the history and geographical places in the world, there's still a bucket-load of stories to tell."
However, the 'King's Speech' star does not think the franchise will be able to overtake the James Bond series.
He told PopEater: "I don't think we're going to outrun Bond. They're up to 23 so they've really set the bar. Relatively we're young kids on the block."

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yay, ngl i like these films and as much as i love them both the 4th film was a lot better without Bloom and Knightly
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Why Billboard Isn't Revising Chart Policies for Lady Gaga's Amazon Deal



Ah, remember the old days? Back when the Billboard 200 albums chart was as simple as adding up the receipts for thousands of different record stores? Well, to quote Ice-T's under-appreciated hardcore band Body Count, "Sh*t ain't like that." Take this week, for instance: I've gotten more than a few questions about Billboard's decision to count the Lady Gaga albums that Amazon.com is selling for $.99 in the tally for the Billboard 200 albums chart next week.

As I told the Associated Press earlier this week, Gaga's campaign represents a watershed moment in the marketing and release of a superstar album. There have never been so many potential marketing and distribution partners for an album release by an artist of Gaga's magnitude. She is choosing -- I would say wisely -- to embrace many of them. Her music is being marketed in-game through a relationship with Zynga. It's being given away en masse to fans buying mobile phones with two-year contracts at Best Buy. And of course Amazon is using the album as a loss-leader to drive awareness of its music and cloud-related services.

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lol it's a done deal. In another Billboard article it confirms BTW will sell AT LEAST 1 million by Sunday's end.

Justin Bieber Reveals Hebrew Tattoo on Ribcage

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Perhaps having gotten adjusted to the idea of Justin Bieber dating Selena Gomez, Bieber obsessives have found something new to fixate on while Bieber vacations in Hawaii with Gomez.

Some paparazzi shots of a shirtless Bieber have revealed that the 17-year-old pop star is sporting what appear to be two tattoos: one on his waist -- a tiny bird's head -- and one on his ribcage -- the word "Yeshua," or Jesus, written in Hebrew, according to The Daily.

While we don't know the intentions behind Bieber's tattoo, he did visit Israel in April, where he ranted on Twitter about how the paparazzi wouldn't give him the time or space to properly engage with the holy sites.

He has also led a backstage Hebrew prayer before a concert recently, as seen in this video.

Though Bieber is not yet 18, in several U.S. states minors can receive tattoos as long as they have parental consent. Let's hope, though, that Bieber pal Willow Smith doesn't get any ideas.

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WE BOUGHT A ZOO: First look

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Cameron Crowe posts pictures from next movie starring Matt Damon, Thomas Haden Church, Colin Ford, Scarlett Johansson, Patrick Fugit, and Elle Fanning.
Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo.
It is set for release on December 23, 2011.
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Teaser arrives for Korean sci-fi monster horror 'SECTOR 7'

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Ahhh happy days. A first teaser trail has been release for Korean monster horror movie Sector 7, and it looks fantastic monster fun - but surely they didn’t expect that the film nerds amongst us would'nt spot the fact that some of the audio they've lifted for the trail, is the voice of the computer "Mother," from Ridley Scott’s 'Alien'?! In any case, 'Sector 7' opens in Korean around June/July. Roll on summer!

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Sarah Jessica Parker took her son, James Wilkie on a stroll through the streets of the Big Apple yesterday. James made some super funny faces as the cameras flashed and Sarah Jessica giggled as the two walked hand in hand. Sarah Jessica enjoyed the little bit of sunshine there was with a cool pair of shades and a flowy skirt.
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Lindsay Lohan Turns Herself in for House Arrest



There's no place like home.

Lindsay Lohan, 24, began serving house arrest Thursday morning at her Venice, Calif., townhouse after turning herself in to the Lynwood Jail hours earlier.

"She is now confined to the interior premises of her home at all times," L.A. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore tells PEOPLE.

Whitmore adds that Lohan surrendered to the facility at 5:02 a.m., where it was determined she was eligible for home confinement. The actress was fitted with an electronic ankle bracelet and released in less than an hour. No booking photo was taken.

Lohan had been sentenced to four months in jail after she pleaded no contest to stealing a $2,500 necklace, but jail overcrowding issues and the fact that she's a nonviolent offender made her eligible for house arrest.

The actress, however, could serve a little over two weeks of confinement due to good behavior and budgetary constraints.

Whitmore declined to say whether any exceptions would allow Lohan to leave her home. But he previously stated that her ankle bracelet will not be detecting for drugs or alcohol.

Lohan also serving 480 hours of community service – mostly at a downtown women's shelter – and is expected to serve janitorial duty at the L.A. County morgue. At her last hearing, the judge forbade the actress to attend community service while under house arrest.

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Ami James ends TLC feud, heads to New York for Miami Ink spin-off

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Former Miami Ink star Ami James has put aside bad blood with his former reality-tv bosses to step before the cameras in a new tattoo series set in Manhattan.

NY Ink debuts next month on Discovery Communications’ TLC, but the drama has been playing out since the cable network dropped Miami Ink in 2008 after three years on the air. At the time, James and co-star Chris Nuñez said they had tired of their Miami Ink run, with James telling the Miami Herald, “I will never work for Discovery again.’’

Now James is back with the network, but Nuñez and most of his co-stars and co-workers from South Beach’s old Miami Ink tattoo studio weren’t invited to join the new cast. Instead, the show will focus on James — always portrayed as the hard-nosed leader in South Beach — managing a new group of artists in New York’s SoHo district.

“As much as I wanted to have my boys come up with me [TLC] wanted to start something fresh and new,’’
James said. “Because we were best friends already for 16 years, it was hard for us to make drama.’’
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PRINCESS MARY IS BACK

'SYTYCD': Mary Murphy on returning to the judges chair, and the cancer scare that almost took her voice



Prep those ear plugs: Mary Murphy is back as a permanent judge for Season 8 of So You Think You Can Dance (premiering tonight on Fox at 8 p.m. ET), reuniting with exec producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe. The venerable dance-scapade will return to the old format of 20 finalists hoofing it together, and bring back the “All Star” partners once the contestants are cut down to a Top 10. “It’s kind of the best of both worlds,” Murphy tells EW. “Nigel’s a smart man.”

Just six months ago, however, there was a very good chance that no one would ever hear Murphy’s signature scream and constant, buoyant laughter again. The 53-year-old former ballroom dancing champion had a tumor removed from her throat in December during an operation that threatened to silence her vocal chords permanently. It’s a topic that remains at the forefront of Murphy’s mind. All it took was asking her about her absence from last season, and she happily talked through her entire, harrowing story. She also details what to expect from the auditions this season, and gives us an update on whether Season 7 standout Alex Wong is returning this year after an injury to his Achilles tendon forced him to withdraw from the competition. Check out the full Q&A below.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So was it hard to be away last season?
MARY MURPHY: Well, yeah I’m not going to lie to you. It was really difficult to be away. I didn’t realize how difficult it would be for me, especially watching the show. I could only watch it a couple times, and I had such major disagreements with the judges. [Laughs] I was sitting at home yelling at the TV. I can remember one in particular was a tap dancer named Melinda and everybody was going off on her about how bad her salsa was. And I was sitting there [saying], “That’s the best salsa that’s ever been on the show!” [Laughs] I was just like, this is absurd. I went to the finale, [and] I just had to let her know. I felt so adamantly about that that I went up to her and sat down with her and said I really have to say I wish I was there at that moment for her, and felt very bad that I was not. I really did believe that things like that were going on, I was like “I can’t do this, I can’t watch this. This is too hard, it’s like an out of body experience.” I didn’t realize it would be as hard for me.


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Are Oprah and Barbara Walters Fighting Over Pippa Middleton?

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It's no doubt the most famous and most talked about person to come out of the Royal Wedding was Princess Kate's little sister, Pippa Middleton! The last two weeks, this party planner has been one of the most photographed women in the world, and rumor has it that she has become such a big deal that even Oprah and Barbara Walters are fighting over who gets to work with Pippa! Both want to strike while the proverbial iron is hot and capitalize on her quickly rising star.

Rumor has it that once upon a time, Barbara was rolling around the idea of having Princess Kate on "The View" while she was dating Prince William, but now that Pippa is on fire and known to be sharp and witty, now Walters wants her on the daytime talk show. Which is fine, but Oprah has plans for Pippa too, she wants the socialite on her new OWN network because it would give the lagging start up a much needed boost. But Oprah's deal would call for Pippa's own show, not as part of an ensemble. That's a pretty hefty offer for someone that hasn't spent much time in front of a camera.

Wouldn't you like to have problems like that? Two of the biggest names in American TV battling over you? "The View" would be very interesting with Pippa on. Couldn't you just imagine her throwing down some sharp Brit wit on Elisabeth Hasselbeck? But then again, you can't turn down Oprah. She's practically the ruler of the free world. When Oprah wants to give you your own show, you take your own show.

Whether this rumor is true or not remains to be seen, but it is astonishing to see someone no one had hardly heard about here in the States a month ago, no become more famous than her Princess sister! What do you think of the bidding war for Pippa? Should she choose Barbara or Oprah?

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Eve Wants Lil Kim 'To Stop' Nicki Minaj Feud



As Philadelphia rapper and actress Eve continues to slowly insert herself back into the spotlight with her first studio album in nine years to be released by year’s end, the Grammy Award winning star had a few choice words about the ongoing beef between the wildly popular Nicki Minaj and rap veteran Lil Kim.

The “Who’s That Girl” rapper was a guest on the BBC Radio 1xtra Tim Westwood show with guest host Kerry D alongside Bun B and Englishman rapper Lethal B during a break before Eve and Bun B head to the Gumball 3000 rally – which will take the rappers from London to Istanbul, Turkey in eight days. After exchanging pleasantries, Eve spoke to the Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj war on wax, and called for more balance in the male-dominated genre of hip hop.

“You know, it's definitely a nice group of females that's out representing, but because I come from hip-hop, I need more females in hip-hop," said Eve. "Nicki definitely is holding the flag down, and a lot of people be wanting me to hate just because that's how girls supposed to do in hip-hop, but I'm loving everything she does. But we need more females, man. There's too much testosterone in the hip-hop game."

Eve then spoke directly to Kerry D’s question about Lil Kim. “I need her to stop. If I was Kim's friend, I'd be like, yo. ‘cause she's Kim, period," said Eve. "So she never has to feed [into the beef]. She shouldn't. It's bad. It's not a good look. If I was her friend, I'd tell her, yo, just come back bigger and better. The best way to get at people is to do you better than you've ever done you. So that's it.

Eve is intending to release her fourth studio album Lip Lock later this year and features production from her Ruff Ryder compatriot Swizz Beatz. Eve is also featured on Swizz’s first drop from his upcoming album Haute Living.

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personally i think the feud is amusing because some good diss tracks come out of it and im a fan of both kim and nicki so bleh

Lauren Conrad makes pretty clothes for rich and poor folks alike

The Holiday Collection for Lauren’s newest line Paper Crown has been unveiled.


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Lucky for ONTD Lauren realizes that poor people need cute clothes too. So under the next cut is a deliriously happy Lauren modeling some of her latest Kohl’s offerings



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Former NFL star and Today Show correspondent Tiki Barber continues to suck at life

 Tiki's Anne Frank analogy draws ire

Tiki Barber hasn't taken the football field yet in his comeback, but he's already taking hits for making an analogy to Holocaust victim Anne Frank.

The former New York Giants running back has been criticized in local media for making the analogy during an interview in this week's Sports Illustrated. At one point in the article, Barber describes going into hiding with his girlfriend after his well-publicized breakup with his then-pregnant wife. Barber and his girlfriend ended up in the attic of the home of the player's agent, Mark Lepselter.

"Lep's Jewish," Barber told Sports Illustrated. "And it was like a reverse Anne Frank thing."

Lepselter came to his client's defense Thursday.

"In a world where nothing surprises me, where things get completely blown out of proportion, this only adds to the list," Lepselter told ESPNNewYork.com. "All Tiki was saying to Jon was he was shedding light on going back to that time when he was literally trapped, so to speak, in my attic for a week. Nothing more, nothing less.

"Let me remind all those who want to make this more than it is: Tiki was a guest of [president] Shimon Peres in Israel five years ago."
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Queen Amy hanging out with Queen Janeane in the West Village



Comedians Janeane Garofalo and Amy Poehler leave a West Village Starbucks after getting a couple of cold drinks on a hot summer like day (May 26, 2011).

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Goddamn I was just in the West Village last night! :(

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Courtney Love on drugs & GaGa.



In an extremely candid interview with The Fix, rocker Courtney Love talks about her extensive drug use, her relationship with Kurt Cobain and her concerns about Lady Gaga's future. She also reveals she shot up heroin at a party she attended in the mi-90s at Charlie Sheen's house.

"My boyfriend at the time took me to this star-studded party at Charlie Sheen's house in Malibu. Tom Cruise was there, and Madonna, and my... convinced me to shoot up. 'Come on, everyone's doing it.' So that's when my whole heroin drama began," she admitted.

On the first time she did drugs:
"The first time I got high on coke is captured on camera. I was 19 at the time. My friend Jennifer shot a whole roll of film of us doing giant lines. It wasn't a very pleasant experience, though."

On whether there's a connection between drug use and creativity:
"Definitely. Look at the most brilliant artists of the past two centuries. Proust. Tennessee Williams. Scott Fitzgerald. Jim Morrison. Kurt. They all were f---ed up on something or other. It goes with the territory. Artists are more sensitive than other people. Maybe we need something to dull the pain."

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LOL wut @ that last section? is it me or does she sound like she's saying being around just gay men is bad for you? idgi

Tiffany Evans Covers (one of my fave Beyonce songs) "Speechless"

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A bold Tiffany Evans takes on Beyoncé’s “Speechless” for the world to see. The 18-year-old vocalist, who was previously managed by B’s father Mathew Knowles, turns her bedroom into a stage, belting out the ballad with conviction. Does Tiffany’s cover leave you speechless?

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I would love to have another "Speechless" in my life

Brad and Angie take a stroll




Besides being an extremely handsome movie star, Brad Pitt is also an avid philanthropist. And his next mission is helping the folks affected by flooding in Missouri.

The “Fight Club” stud explained that he has a special place in his heart for Joplin, as he spent time there as a child.

“I spent a lot of time in Joplin, MO. My grandparents are from there and it is about 50 or 60 miles from where I grew up, so we’re looking into it now.”

“My thoughts are certainly with (the victims) and of course a lot of them will be coming out in the next few days, they have a big mountain ahead of them. I wish them the best.”
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first official still of robert pattinson in david cronenberg's cosmopolis



Robert Pattinson as Eric Packer and Sarah Gadon (A Dangerous Method) as Elise Shifrin.

Cosmopolis is the story of 28 year old Eric Packer, a multi-billionaire asset manager who makes an odyssey across midtown Manhattan in order to get a haircut. His quest is complicated by the presidential motorcade, a gang of violent anarchists and a funeral procession for a famous hip-hop star. Meanwhile, his vast fortune rests on the value of the yen, which he continually monitors from the comfort of his stretch limo.

Director: David Cronenberg
Screenplay: David Cronenberg
Based on a novel by: Don DeLillo
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, Jay Baruchel, Samantha Morton, Sarah Gadon, Mathieu Amalric, Kevin Durand, Emily Hampshire, Jadyn Wong and Patricia McKenzie.

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Hipster on Hipster Crime

Esty designer finds out Urban Outfitters bites her products...

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Mods, I know this isn't celeb new but it's relevant because lots of ONTDers wear OU and I've seen OU posts before. Thanks
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Courtney Love talks about Kurt's pink torpedo. More news at 11.


“Can you just give me a second with that thing? It’s stuck in my shoe again…”
For their June issue, GQ put together a “definitive oral history” celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s debut which, of course, Courtney Love felt would be the proper venue to talk about how huge Kurt Cobain’s penis was:
Kurt was a leader, he was strong, in fact he was well fucking hung, if you really want to know.”
Okay, so Kurt Cobain was rich, talented and apparently hung like a Centaur, so can someone explain exactly what it is Courtney Love brought to the table- Oh, right, heroin.

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Geordie Shore, UK version of Jersey Shore, scores ratings win but sparks audience fury

FORGET Cheryl Cole, there's a new group of Geordies that are making headlines internationally - for all the wrong reasons. ('Geordie' refers to people from the North of England who are known for their thick accent.)

Geordie Shore - the UK version of MTV hit Jersey Shore - has been a ratings hit after its debut episode but has also left viewers fuming. The launch of the X-rated MTV show - which featured the house mates frolicking half-naked in a jacuzzi, throwing up after a night out and brawling in nightclubs - has caused over 20,000 angry viewers to take to Facebook to vent their views on the series.

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Funny Women Writing Themselves

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Twitter was abuzz with chatter about Mindy Kaling yesterday. She had attended a breakfast at Book Expo America and said funny things like “This is like a high school reunion where all the jocks were killed in a plane crash … & all the minorities too” and “In TV I work in rooms full of white men. It’s interesting to see where all the women went,” both of which were tweeted by Publishers Weekly. The rest of the Twitter love came from fans who’d read the twenty-six-page-excerpt from Kaling’s forthcoming book “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” (the thing that brought her to the expo), which her publisher had just posted online for free. Kaling, who writes and produces for “The Office” (and plays Kelly Kapoor), really, really strikes a chord with the demographic she’s writing for, which is the demographic just below Tina Fey’s (i.e., unmarried, babyless women above the age of sixteen and under the age of thirty). “Oh my God, @mindykaling’s new book is everything I need in my life. I feel like I wrote this (or at least thought it),” one tweeted. And another: “It’s uncanny how @mindykaling has intercepted the collective brain of my friends and me.” Kaling’s book, which is a collection of humorous essays and advice on fashion, dating, and how to be a good best friend, sounds a lot like it was written by a smarter version of Kelly Kapoor, everyone’s favorite girly girl, which helps to explain the appeal: if you love Kelly and think the three minutes or so allotted her on episodes of “The Office” are too few, you can take home Mindy, spend a few hours with her, and keep her on the shelf.

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Sometimes I think Mindy goes too far with her jokes but on the whole she's alright. Very excited for her book!

Up All Night Promo

 

Takes an irreverent look at parenthood through the point of view of an acerbic working mother, along with her stay-at-home husband and opinionated parents.

Starring: Maya Rudolph, Christina Applegate and Will Arnett. 
Coming this Fall on Wednesdays at 8PM. 

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Looks hilarious! Definitely going to have to check this out.

Cult Toy Line Uglydoll Could Get Animated Feature Film

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Posted on Thursday, May 26th, 2011 by Germain Lussier

If you’ve been to a small, independent toy store in the past decade or so, you probably recognize Uglydolls. Created by husband and wife team David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim, the expertly crafted, yet incredibly simple plush dolls are extremely popular because of their unique design and individual character backstories. They’re both collectible and accessible to all ages. And while Horvath and Kim have kept the property rights relatively limited – only extending into other retail venues like games, toys, apparel, etc – they’ve now sold the rights to have their creations made into a feature film.

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New Food Network Show Extreme Chef Is Totally Extreme!(or stupid)

A new series on the Food Network takes pretty much every absurd challenge in an entire season of Top Chef and condenses them into a single episode. Extreme Chef, which premieres June 30, forces three competing chefs to swim lakes, milk cows, use cuticle scissors in place of actual cutlery, and complete any number of other seemingly insurmountable challenges to prepare a meal. The show is hosted by British "adventure seeker" Marsh Mokhtari, and judges will include writer Josh Ozersky, Next Iron Chef judge Simon Majumdar, Next Iron Chef finalist Marco Canora and "stiletto chef" Candice Kumai.

The trailer contains lots of high energy music and heavy usage of the word "extreme." One contestant even exclaims, "I skinned a bear, I cooked it, ate it for dinner, and if that's not extreme, I don't know what is."



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Listen: Michelle Branch's New Single, "Loud Music"



Michelle Branch debuted her new single, "Loud Music," on a webcast tonight. The song will serve as the first single from her as-of-yet untitled fourth album which is due out this year. The album will mark return Branch's return to pop/rock after a brief foray into the country music scene with The Wreckers.

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i will forever associate her with when she was on buffy and sang goodbye to you. it made me cry for days tbh.