June 1st, 2011

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Kim Zolciak & Kroy Biermann Welcome Son Kroy Jagger


Congratulations are in order for reality TV starlet Kim Zolciak and her boyfriend, Atlanta Falcons star Kroy Biermann!

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star took to Twitter on Tuesday (May 31) to announce the arrival of their son: "@biermann71 and I are happy to announce the birth of our son today Kroy Jagger Biermann is healthy & beautiful We are so in love!"
 

No doubt the 33-year-old Tardy for the Party singer had perfect hair for the birth! "Hell, yes, I’m going to have my wig on,” the reality TV star recently said of her delivery room plans. “I can’t say it will stay on, but I’m going to try.”

Kim is also mom to two daughters, Brielle, 14, and Arianna, 9, from a previous marriage.

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Ke$ha torch!

L.A. Times <3 Ke$ha



Here's two articles from L.A. Times' "Pop and Hiss" Blog before and after the "Get Sleazy" tour stopped by the Hollywood Palladium earlier in May.


Ke$ha has a very sober side

The hook-loving pop star with a party-girl image is also an accomplished songwriter. Her "Get Sleazy" tour hits L.A., and she is carefully plotting her next move.

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Emmy Roundtable: Drama Actresses

Seven Emmy contenders open up about fame, family and how to get your way on set (and still be liked).



On a recent Saturday afternoon, seven very different women from seven very different TV shows reached a consensus: Working in television is hard work. But for these actresses, the long hours and sleepless nights have paid off: Connie Britton (DirectTV/NBC's Friday Night Lights), Christina Hendricks (AMC's Mad Men), Regina King (TNT's Southland), Melissa Leo (HBO's Treme), Julianna Margulies (CBS' The Good Wife), Kelly Macdonald (HBO's Boardwalk Empire) and Katey Sagal (FX's Sons of Anarchy) are each poised to contend in the most exciting -- and unpredictable -- lead and supporting drama races in history. The actresses gathered April 30 at Siren Studios in Hollywood to talk about their craft in a conversation moderated by THR's Matthew Belloni and Stacey Wilson.

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Metro - KE$HA: ‘My fans and I are taking over’




Ke$ha: "My fans and I are taking over"

Like most of Ke$ha’s songs — including chart-busters “Tik Tok” and “We R Who We R” — her song “Crazy Beautiful Life,” from her album, “Cannibal,” is a fine example of art imitating her … crazy beautiful life. At one point she sings, “Got here by runnin’ my mouth”  — which is quite true in this interview.

What is your favorite line to sing these days?

I love to sing the line in “We R Who We R”: “We’re running this town just like a club” because my fans and I are a cult of rowdy misfits and we’re taking over! And at my shows, when we’re all there together, I can really feel our collective energy — and that line feels like a mantra for us.

There’s definitely humor in some of your lyrics, but you deliver them without laughing.

I have no idea what you mean. What’s funny about my lyrics? They’re all dead serious, like the line about the “mangina.” And the line about my anus is especially serious.

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I imagine her having a perfectly straight face saying those things.
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iamamiwhoami to play LIVE!



It has just been posted that iamamiwhoami will play LIVE at the Way Out West Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden! Festival is August 11-13, 2011.

And the above picture is now seen on http://towhomitmayconcern.cc/

Tumblr reports that "Upon calling the number, one hears the beeping from the end of the ; john video, as well as a voice of Jonna singing."
ETA: You can now listen to the message here

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Buffy Stars: Where are they now?



 
Before "Twilight's" Bella and before "True Blood's" Sookie, one woman reigned over the fang-toothed creatures of the night: Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


Sarah Michelle Gellar became a teen queen thanks to the hit TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," which took the small screen by storm between 1997 and 2003. She's returning to TV this fall with the thriller "Ringer," in which she plays a woman on the run who takes on the identity of her twin sister after she mysteriously disappears.

Speaking of disappearing -- while some of the cast of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" failed to transition from the drama into bigger and better Hollywood projects, others, including Gellar, have stood the test of time. Below, check out what Gellar and four of her "Buffy" co-stars have done since the show went off the air:

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so there IS actually some relevance for the post. Teen Nick just started airing the first episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer.  Anyone here watching it tonight?

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Don’t Break the Rules! Oscar Winner Tom Hanks Checks Out Catch Me If You Can



Catch Me If You Can fans were seeing double on May 29 when Tom Hanks, who starred as square FBI agent Carl Hanratty in the 2002 film of the same name, stopped by the Neil Simon Theatre to take in the Broadway musical. The two-time Oscar winner checked out Norbert Leo Butz’s all-singing, all-dancing take on the straight-arrow Hanratty, who chases down con artist Frank Abagnale Jr. (Aaron Tveit) in this swinging ‘60s game of cat-and-mouse, then headed backstage to say hello to these talented triple threats.

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DiCaprio and Elba Circling Tarantino’s Django Unchained?



Tarantino fans are hungry for any information regarding his next film, Django Unchained. However, while deals are still being done, we’re all left to wonder how the film will be cast. We already know that Christoph Waltz will play a bounty hunter who mentors an escaped slave named Django and then teams up with him to free Django’s wife from an evil plantation owner. Rumors are now springing forth from the Twitter about casting for Django and the plantation owner, Calvin Candie. Yesterday, tweets from Idris Elba hinted (in the vaguest of terms) that he might be playing Django even though Will Smith was tipped as Tarantino’s top choice for the role. Today, Creative Screenwriting magazine Senior Editor Jeff Goldsmith tweeted



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So I guess it's still just rumors at this point, but at least it's something about this movie. Excuse for a Tarantino post.
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Dominic West: I drank Diet Coke and watched Star Trek with Eminem

Dominic West talks about hanging out with Eminen, The Wire and the weirdest thing a fan has ever done.



Do you think people recognising you just as McNulty is fading?

I hope not. That’s the only reason anyone knows who the hell I am. And people are still coming to The Wire for the first time, so I’m riding that for as long as possible.

It got you a slot on the Eminem album.

Yes. Has he done an album since then? He has? F***er! He said he’d get me in on it. I was looking forward to another night with Marshall. We drank Diet Coke and watched, um, Star Trek. He’s the sweetest, nicest guy. He’d seen The Wire four times.

 


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Sony releases first official trailer for 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'


Sony has released the first official trailer for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, following a (purportedly) leaked red-band trailer that hit the web over the weekend. David Fincher directs this adaptation of the popular book by Stieg Larsson. Rooney Mara stars as Lisbeth Salander, the young heroine who investigates the Vanger family with journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig). Stellan Skarsgård, Robin Wright, Christopher Plummer, and Joely Richardson also star. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo opens December 21.

The two trailers are stylistically identical, though my memory suggests that many of the individual shots differ. (Certainly less side boob in this green band version.) Again set to the pulsing beat of Karen O’s cover of “Immigrant Song,” the new trailer is a neat piece of editing without offering any real information about the movie. And for now, given the pedigree, that’s more than enough.


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Kim Kardashian’s Engagement Ring: What You Can’t See

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Kim Kardashian‘s stunning 20.5-carat engagement ring is obviously big. It’s so big, in fact, that husband-to-be Kris Humphries was able to include several inscriptions on the inside of the sparkler. “It’s engraved, with two things from the Bible,” Humphries tells PEOPLE. “There’s one verse [Proverbs 31: 10-31] about the perfect godly woman,” he explains. “The other, [1 John 3:18] is about love. It took me … a few days to pick them out and research the perfect ones.” In the middle of the two passages is a third inscription, “K [hearts] K,” standing, of course, for Kris and Kim.

Before proposing, Humphries sought guidance from one of Kardashian’s closest friends, publicist Jonathan Cheban. “I know all her girlfriends but he’s her only guy friend,” the basketball star says. “I wanted to ask him what he thought. A while ago, I called him and told him, ‘I have to do this, I have to propose, I want to do this now!’” But he held out. “I was going to do it on a vacation we took but the timing wasn’t right,” he explains. “[So when] Kim was in Miami doing a QVC thing … Jonathan came to L.A. and we just hung out and talked about [the proposal]. We set some things up.” Not only did Humphries plan the proposal in advance; he picked up the engagement ring early, too. “I got the ring a while ago,” he admits. “I had it for a few weeks.” He must’ve had a good hiding spot!

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Smile! Lady Gaga’s Polaroid Collection Debuts

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From trendsetter to tech nerd! Polaroid creative director Lady Gaga‘s innovations for the brand are finally hitting stores after their splashy unveiling in January. Gaga’s first product under the Grey Label line, the GL10 instant printer, was launched at an event at Bloomingdale’s N.Y.C. flagship store; the $170 device will be sold exclusively at the department store until mid-June, when it will also be available on HSN and at Costco.

Fans can stop by the Lexington Avenue Bloomingdale’s to experiment with the printer, which connects to Bluetooth-enabled phones to produce snapshots straight from your cell — with or without the classic Polaroid border — in less than a minute. Android users can also download a free app to do fun photo edits in seconds!

Said Gaga of her inspiration for the device: “Everyday, digital photos capture, memorialize and shape our lives — but they are not given the chance to inspire us because they die on cell phones or digital cameras.”

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Snooki Loses License, Faces Possible Lawsuit After Crash

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The roads of Italy are safe again!

Snooki's driver's license was revoked following her Monday afternoon car crash in Florence, and she might be heading to court, Us Weekly confirms.

The pint-sized Jersey Shore star (real name: Nicole Polizzi) was behind the wheel of a Fiat Multipla with co star Deena in the passenger seat when the fender bender happened. Tests revealed that Snooki, 23, did not have alcohol in her system at the time of the crash.

The incident, which sent two Italian police officers to the hospital for minor injuries, wasn't without consequences. While Snooki is unlikely to face a criminal prosecution, she could be taken to court in a civil action suit by the two police officers injured in the crash. (The officers, ironically, were hired to escort the reality star through the ancient Italian city.)

"It was nothing serious and they have been released, but they will not be back at work for a week," a Florence police spokesman said. Under Italian law, the male and female officer -- who suffered whiplash injuries and cuts and bruises -- have up to 90 days to decide whether to take civil action against Snooki.

As per Italian law, Snooki -- having injured fellow motorists -- automatically lost her license to drive in the country.

Since the Jersey Shore cast arrived in Italy three weeks ago, they've accumulated more than 300 Euro worth of fines for various traffic violations.


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RHONY's Ramona Singer Jealous Of Bethenny Frankel

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Jealousy is an ugly color for Real Housewives of New York City's Ramona Singer.

RadarOnline.com has learned that the controversial reality-TV star hatched a plan to follow in the footsteps of former RHONYC star Bethenny Frankel in hopes of becoming as popular and successful as she is -- but it's not working out so well for her.

"Ramona has always been jealous of Bethenny and didn't even want her on the show at first," a source close the situation told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview.

"Ramona is trying to play the sympathy card and came up with a plan to spin her negative press by saying that she is the 'Bethenny' of this season... Ramona is the person who really turned Bethenny against Jill [Zarin] and now it's backfiring on her!"

According to the source, 54-year-old Singer is jealous of Frankel's Skinnygirl brand and hopes to rival it with her new wine label.

"Ramona has gone to the press to say that Bethenny exaggerated about the amount of money she made with the sale of her Skinnygirl brand because she is seething with jealousy over Bethenny's success," the source said.

"Ramona thought that if she got in a fight with Jill she could be the Bethenny of this season and gain a ton of fans like Bethenny did and build her wine to be as successful as Bethenny's Skinnygirl brand."

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Who Got A Little Too Comfortable in a Love Scene?



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– Actors usually don’t have a problem staying in control during love scenes. Since romance is blocked and rehearsed and shot under the hot lights and in front of a large crew, even the most intimate scenes are usually little more than a carefully choreographed, technical exercise. However, on the set of this one period film, things got a little out of control. During a kissing scene between a handsome, foreign-born actor and a sexy American actress, the actress suddenly stopped and backed away a few paces from her co-star. The actor was left standing there alone. Well, he wasn’t exactly alone. He was accompanied by the incredible bulge in his pants. Filming had to be halted for several minutes while the actor cooled off.
Not Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman.

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Justin Timberlake Talks About The One & Only, Miss Britney Spears in This Month's Vanity Fair Issue



I wish her the best - that goes without saying. We haven’t spoken in 9 or 10 years.” Justin Timberlake says that most of his and Spears’s relationship was based on circumstance, but had no chance for the long term. “We were two birds of the same feather - small-town kids, doing the same thing. But then you become adults, and the way you were as kids doesn’t make any sense. I won’t speak on her, but at least for me, I was a totally different person,” he says. “I just don’t think we were normal; there was nothing normal about our existence. We spent way too much time being the biggest thing for teenyboppers.

It was exciting that we were having so much success and we could do whatever we wanted. And I mean that about everybody: Backstreet Boys, ’NSync, Britney, Christina,” Timberlake says of his early years as a pop idol. “At that time, we could literally go, ‘Oh, man, let’s go to Bali,’ and we’d be on a plane to Bali. We were little kids with big toys. You do the math - that’s not going to last.” Some very big toys, indeed, as Timberlake recalls that on the set of The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, “Ryan [Gosling] and I used to steal golf carts and go driving in the middle of the park to get milk shakes, and we never got in trouble for it. We thought we were big shit.”

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stinky + pinky 4 lyf!!!!11 LOL at your generation of flop couples tbh including flops like floptin flopber + flopena flopez.
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Queen Latifah: ”Plus-size’ is a word we need to bury’



As someone who herself has struggled with her weight, Queen Latifah knows exactly how it feels to be labelled plus-size. So for her own fashion collection, which she is launching on the Home Shopping Network later this summer, will have no such definition.

In an interview announcing the launch of her Queen line she explained that she wanted to create something that represented all women. She told WWD: 'I wanted to make something size two and up. 'The truth is, we all would like to wear the same clothes. We all want to wear beautiful, fly clothes no matter what size you are, and so for me it was important to match with a company that understood and respected that ideal.' 

Of the term 'plus-size' she said: 'It is a word we need to bury at this point. It’s for all sizes.' The singer and actress, 41, admitted that the reason she had not agreed to collaborate on a collection in the past was not for lack of opportunity. 'I felt like larger girls were not respected, even though we are huge consumers,' she explained. 'I felt the marketplace didn’t respect us in the way it should. I was not going to step out with a clothing line that didn’t respect a fuller-figured woman or a curvaceous woman, and really all women.'

Indeed the so-called plus-size market, which caters to women of a U.S. size 12 and up, represents 16 per cent of the country's $107.3 billion clothing industry. She named Donna Karan and Marina Rinaldi among her top designers, but even some of her favourite labels, she revealed, did not offer as many sizes as she would like to see available. 'I love Ralph Lauren, just as a designer,' she said. 'I still think he could make some better sizes with his clothes, but I like the idea of his classic American style.'

The Queen collection, which launches on August 27, will be rather more accessibly priced, with all clothing under $100. And designs really do promise a flattering fit for all body shapes (lol... impossible), with softly-draped dresses and waterfall-neck jackets to jeans that unzip at the ankle and versatile knitted ponchos. 

'I want to make clothing that I would wear myself,' she told the trade title. 'If the clothes are good enough for me, I think they are going to be good enough for everyone else.'

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i know ONTD is full of plus size larger women..... what r your thoughts? 
Clem

Royal newlyweds called 'parasites'



By KEVIN DOUGHERTY, The Gazette June 1, 2011

While calling them "parasites" - because taxpayers are picking up the tab for their Canadian visit - Québec solidaire MNA Amir Khadir says if Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, paid their own way, he would gladly show them around his Plateau Mont Royal neighbourhood.

Like all elected members of the Quebec assembly, Khadir took an oath to Queen Elizabeth II, Canada's head of state.

"The taxpayers should not pay for that," he told reporters, alluding to the impending visit in July of the newlyweds, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. "Do you want your taxes used for a royal couple?"

But since the couple are not paying their way, Khadir said he would participate in a demonstration planned for July 3 in Quebec City if he is in the provincial capital that day.

The militant separatist Réseau de résistance du Québécois, which is organizing the protest, says it wants to make the royal visit "as disagreeable as possible."

International Relations Minister Monique Gagnon-Tremblay would not say how much Quebec taxpayers would ante up for the royal visit, except to say: "We will pay our fair share."

Gagnon-Tremblay called Khadir's statements about the royals "unacceptable and reprehensible," adding: "He is going to be in a violent demonstration."

The RRQ has said it will demonstrate peacefully, but a 1964 visit by Queen Elizabeth to Quebec City turned violent.

Gagnon-Tremblay said RRQ members are "radical independentists" and called their planned demonstration "an appeal to violence."

The Quebec government is receiving a delegation from the German state of Bavaria this week. Khadir said that spending is justified because Quebec and Bavaria have established government relations.

But he said the visit by Prince Willian and his wife is nothing more than a photo opportunity, with the government itself calling the royal couple a tourist attraction.

"I would like the prince and princess (sic) to know that they have been brought here as a circus act," Khadir added.

Khadir said he cannot accept such privilege or birthright "from ancient times."

"We don't need a monarchy," he said. "Every man and woman is equal."

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Kardashian Baby Gossip



According to OK! magazine, Kim Kardashian has more than just a wedding to start planning for -- the queen of the Kardashian empire is pregnant! The family fame-making sister who has openly talked about wanting to start her own family for years, is finally doing just that.

Just last week, Kardashian announced that she and New Jersey Nets player, Kris Humphries, were engaged. The raven-haired beauty was reportedly shocked by Humphries' proposal, but how could she turn down a 20.5-carat diamond ring?

But the shockers keep on coming with OK's report that Kardashian is expecting: "Kim always thought she'd have at least one or two kids by now, so she's absolutely in a hurry," an insider tells OK! magazine in their issue out on Thursday. "And Kris loves kids and doesn't see any reason to wait. Her friends are even taking bets on whether it will be a boy or a girl."

From Kardashian's engagement to little sister Kendall's birth control controversy to the whole family's new music video, is it merely a coincidence that the family is taking over the headlines just two weeks shy of the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' season six kick-off? Maybe. Although we are not shocked by the rumors of Kardashian's pregnancy, as with everything in 'K' land, we'll take it with a grain of salt.

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Rowyalty assumes position on UK X-Factor throne

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As earlier reported, Kelly Rowland assumed her position on the X Factor UK judging panel today.

Since her sensational arrival this morning, new shots of the ‘Motivation’ singer with her judging cohorts have emerged. Joining Rowland, 30, are Take That star Gary Barlow, N Dubz stunner Tulisa Contostavlos, and the show’s sole original panelist Louis Walsh.

The Destiny’s Child star, who was paid $1 million to join the hit show, is expected to divide her time between the UK and US as she promotes her ‘Here I Am’


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Now that Cheryl's done with X Factor she wants a GA reunion



Pop star Cheryl Cole is reportedly focused on a Girls Aloud reunion after she was axed from the US X Factor.


The 27-year-old Promise This singer, who left the talent competition last week after Fox network bosses feared her accent was too strong for US audiences, is said to be focusing on getting the five girls back together for a new album and tour in 2012.

A source told music industry website M Is For Music: 'Everyone knew a Girls Aloud reunion would all depend on Cheryl's work commitments.

'Since cutting all ties with both the US and UK X Factor, Cheryl has been thinking long and hard about her career and has decided to put all her energy into the 2012 reunion. She is focused on getting the girls back together as she knows it would be hard to release another successful solo career without the backing of Simon and the X Factor.'

The insider added: 'Cheryl is devastated about how things have turned out but she thinks a Girls Aloud reunion will help her win back the support of the British public.'

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yah total bs, cheryl could release another solo album and be successful. she better try and conquer america, but I'm okay with a GA reunion more than anything
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5 things to know about Chris O'Dowd

 

Bridesmaids has won over audiences, as has its surprising leading man.

Chris O'Dowd plays Kristen Wiig's love interest, Officer Rhodes, in the hit comedy, which has turned the Irish actor into a breakout star – and reluctant sex symbol. While the 31-year-old is overjoyed by the success of the movie, he's still getting used to all his newfound female fans.

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Ian McKellen confirms Benedict Cumberbatch's casting in the Hobbit

The cat is out of the bag. The actor is named. The latest recruit to the Jackson troops is the superb Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock Holmes to Bilbo's Watson. Martin Freeman let it slip when he picked up his BAFTA.

Martin told me he was "chuffed" about the prize. So was the entire crew back here in Wellington; and about Benedict. Now, what can he be playing in The Hobbit?

Philippa Boyens showed me a snippet of his screen-test, played in close-up into the camera. It was electrifying, vocally and facially. Yes, what can he be playing?



Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman at the BAFTAs
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Five Sexy Reasons to See X-Men: First Class

We love a good superhero film as much as the next popcorn-eatin' gal or guy—especially when those heroes are all played by Hollywood's hottest young stars.

So we were tres thrilled to get an early peak at the latest mutant movie, X-Men: First Class. And the mostly cool CGI powers and history-centered plotline (get ready to brush off your knowledge of WWII, folks), was more than entertaining, we liked the movie for a different reason:

It's filled with delicious Awful Truth-worthy tidbits! So here are five of our fave reasons to see the film when it land this Friday:


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Reese Witherspoon will receive MTV's Generation Award

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MTV says Witherspoon will receive its Generation Award at Sunday's MTV Movie Awards.

The 35-year-old Oscar winner is being recognized for her range as an actress and for delighting the MTV audience throughout her career. MTV President Stephen Friedman called Witherspoon "one of the most versatile and accomplished performers of her time."

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ATTENTION: SHAQ RETIRES

Shaquille O'Neal Uses Twitter to Announce His Retirement From Basketball After 19 NBA Seasons




Shaquille O'Neal retired from professional basketball on Wednesday, making the announcement via Twitter.

Shaq simply wrote "i'm retiring video:" and included a link to a video announcing his calling it quits -- as well as thanking the fans
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Shaq you had a great run despite your Celtics fuckery still you are going to the hall of fame fore sure
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Roseanne Barr and Ken Levine Fight About Roseanne Barr, Ken Levine

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Roseanne Barr's recent article right here in New York, "And I Should Know," continues to draw attention, this time from sitcom writer and blogger Ken Levine (Cheers, M.A.S.H., Frasier). They never worked together, but he writes that she "treated people like shit" and was "endlessly combative"; he says he finds her characterization of male writers "insulting."

Barr, perhaps predictably, fired back. She says he doesn't respect her or her work simply because she's female and that Levine and the commenters on his blog "loathe women." She calls on female writers who've worked with Levine to corroborate her assumptions, but instead, two of Levine's female former co-workers say that he's not sexist at all, and that he was a terrific boss. And Laurie Gelman, the first female writer-producer to work on Roseanne, weighs in, saying that it's Roseanne herself who's sexist. "This is a woman who is definitely threatened by smart, funny women and has to alpha dog all competitors," Gelman writes on Levine's blog. Roseanne's response? That Gelman wasn't funny.

No one wins a fight on the Internet, kids, especially not one about sexism!

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'Mortal Instruments' Author Cassie Clare On Watching Jamie Campbell Bower's Audition: 'I Started Cry

Imagine writing a bestselling novel adored by fans the world over. Imagine the film rights for said novel were bought, meaning your precious creation was headed to the big screen. Then imagine months and months of speculation regarding who would play the heartthrob leading male, with many of Hollywood's hottest vying for the role. You still with me? Now imagine you were tucked snugly into bed when the big casting news broke!

Such is the case for "Mortal Instruments" author Cassandra Clare, who, thanks to a trip to Australia (and its 12-hour time difference) was fast asleep when the Twitterverse went BANANAS over reports "Camelot" actor Jamie Campbell Bower had been cast as her Shadowhunter dreamboat Jace Wayland. What a wake-up call indeed!

Lucky for us, Cassie agreed to stay up until the wee hours of the morning in Australia to talk with Hollywood Crush about her reaction to Jamie's audition tape, his chemistry with co-star Lily Collins and why he'll make the perfect Jace. Keep reading after the jump for our in-depth chit-chat.

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So, About This Whole "'Born This Way' Selling One Million Copies" Thing...

 

By now, we're sure you've all heard the news that pop titan Lady Gaga has sold over one million copies of her new album, Born This Way (or Born To Slay, as we have affectionately renamed it).

We, ourselves, couldn't be happier for her. She has been on her grind for the past month, promoting this record to the highest of Heavens, and her record label haven't let her down - even going to the extent of plastering the entire interior of train carriages with the Gagita's album cover and release date. Not to mention the hard work she's put in over the years on the underground scene and the last couple of years in the spotlight. Without a doubt, she is one of the hardest working women in show business today.

And yet there are many who are bitter about Born To Slay's success.

To be fair, this may be down to the controversial 99c sale of BTW on Amazon, which saw over 300,000 copies of the record being sold via that website alone. Indeed, it is possible to argue the validity of such sales; question whether those who purchased it, would have without the monetary incentive. This, in addition to various other offers, has lead many (and in particular certain stanbases who shall go unnamed) to argue that these sales shouldn't have been counted by Billboard. Some have even said that 'it was against the rules'.

We beg to differ. First off, it isn't against any rules to sell an album for 99c. Indeed, one could even sell a record for 1c if they so wished. Second, that the Amazon sale had nothing to do with Universal or Gaga's people. It was one conducted on the wishes of that website alone and one that has been done in the past with Rihanna's ill-fated Rated R. Third, it was overwhelmingly obvious to anyone with even the most rudimentary knowledge of the industry that Lady Gaga was going to have HUGE first week numbers. Indeed, even without Amazon's sales, BTW would have sold over 700,000 copies.

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Tuesday TV Ratings

"America's Got Talent" premiere, The Voice set viewership records



NBC hit a super high note Tuesday night with the return of America’s Got Talent and The Voice.
 

Got Talent delivered 15 million viewers — its most-watched premiere ever — along with a 4.2 adult demo rating that’s up 17 percent from last summer’s Got Talent debut.
 

At 10 p.m., The Voice had 14.4 million viewers — its most-watched episode yet — along with a 4.9 adult demo rating, up 29 percent from last week and marking its best-rated episode in four weeks.
 

 

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Candice Crawford: My Wedding Dress Was "a Work of Art"

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Candice Crawford and Dallas Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo had their own fairy tale wedding on Saturday.

The former beauty queen and current TV personality said "I do" to Jessica Simpson's ex-beau in Dallas, Texas in front of 600 guests. The bride, whose older brother is Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford, wore a custom-made St. Pucchi gown.

The elegant off-white dress featured a Regal Queen Anne Color and signature St. Pucchi beading and embroidery. It "was customized to create a one-of-a-kind dress of Candice's dreams," a St. Pucchi's rep told Us Weekly.

Designer Rani Totman created the bride's dress, using "100% pure silk duchess satin, a textured bodice that showcases hand crafted dimensional cutwork embroidery in a floral pattern accented with delicate ostrich feathers, rhinestone jewels, and crystal beading."

The 24-year-old "knew from the start the exact dress she wanted having kept a photo of her dream gown for many years" and called the finished product "a work of art."


"Working with Candace on her wedding gown was a true pleasure," Totman said. "It was an incredible experience watching the dress come to life on her. Candace has a true eye for styles that accentuate her natural beauty."

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Old Hollywood Post: Man Finds New Rare Photos of Hollywood Icons



 
Talk about a garage sale find - a New Jersey man recently rediscovered an envelope of negatives he bought for $2 in the 1980s, which turned out to be rare pictures of Hollywood icons Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield. Anton Fury didn't do anything with them at the time, according to reports, but he found the negatives again earlier this year after a flood at his studio forced him to clean out his belongings. Fury, a photographer, told the New York Daily News that 33 of the images are of Monroe (you can see some of them here), and another 71 are of Mansfield. He took the images to David Streets, a Beverly Hills art dealer and appraiser, who thinks the Monroe images were taken around 1950. "This is before she became the iconic Marilyn Monroe," Streets noted. Monroe would have been 24 in 1950, a big year for the then-still-unknown actress due to her roles in "The Asphalt Jungle" and "All About Eve." According to CNN, she wore two bathing suits (one of them a bikini) and short pants for the poolside shoot. The mystery surrounding the photos - including who took them - is what Streets said drew him in. "The fun part about it is we're all kind of sharing in the beginning stages," Streets told the Daily News. "The adventure is going to be finding out where, who, what, why and when."
Fury reportedly plans to sell the photos at auction.

SOURCE + Mods, I don't think this one has been posted as these photos aren't the LIFE ones from the last Marilyn post. JS. :)

Today would've been Marilyn's 85th birthday.
I've recently seen The Long Hot Summer, The Hustler, and the Shop Around the Corner. Has anyone seen them?
I expect a hot man picspam. Don't disappoint me, ONTD.
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Paris Hilton Talks Sex Tape, Mom Cries on 'Piers Morgan Tonight'


Paris Hilton appeared on 'Piers Morgan Tonight' with her mother, Kathy, and got emotional when talking about the infamous XXX-rated tape of her that was released in 2004.

"I just felt so betrayed, this was not some random guy, this was someone I was with for a few years," says Hilton of her ex-boyfriend Rick Soloman, who sold the intimate tape of the heiress.

"Now when people look at me, they think I'm something I'm not, just because of one incident one night, with someone I was in love with," she said.

"I'll have to live with that for the rest of my life and explain it to my children," Hilton continued, while Kathy, sitting next to her, gets visibly upset. "It's something that changed my life forever."

Hilton is currently making the publicity rounds to talk about her new Oxygen reality show, 'The World According to Paris,' which premieres June 1.

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Beyonce's Billboard Magazine Scans

"When I left the studio that day, I'll never forget it: I said, 'I just saw the second coming of Michael Jackson.' All of my friends laughed at me--but they don't laugh anymore." - Frank Gatson, choreographer, on Beyonce



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"Ladies, our revolution has begun!"
That declaration from Beyonce served as an introduction to an astounding multimedia performance that brought the house down at the May 22 Billboard Music Awards. With mind-blowing graphics, unfurled flags and a legion of female warriors marching to their fierce beats, she launched into "Run The World (Girls)," the first single from her forthcoming album "4". Days later she owned the stage on the American Idol finale, performing her 2003 anthem "Crazy in Love" and debuting a new power ballad, "1 + 1." Just 30 days away from her album's June 28 release, Beyonce is set to do as her first single declares: Run this mutha!


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"the second coming of Michael Jackson"
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Real Housewives' Ramona Singer: The truth behind my breakdown

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Ramona sits down with Life & Style to address the drinking, her nasty fight with Jill Zarin-- and rumors that her husband is cheating

In an explosive fight in the upcoming June 2 episode of The Real Housewives of New York City, things get so intense with Ramona Singer and estranged friend Jill Zarin that Ramona is left in hysterics in her hotel room. "Jill had a lot of venom coming at me," Ramona divulges to Life & Style in an exclusive interview. "That's what got me so upset." But with speculations of her drinking problem and a cheating husband, news delivered to her by a fortune teller, was it more than Jill that made her snap?

Despite having her own brand of wine, Ramona Pinot Grigio, she fights allegations of being an alcoholic: "I don't drink more or less than anyone else, and I drink responsibly. Was I tipsy in Morocco that first night? Absolutely! You're jet-lagged, so the alcohol hits you a little. But was I slurring my words? No."

And the seer's prediction could drive anyone to drink, but again Ramona balks at the nonsense of her husband cheating. "I'm happily married for 19 years. Do I flirt with other men? Absolutely. Does my husband enjoy looking at another woman who's gorgeous? Absolutely. He's a male -- he'd better. It means his testosterone is still working!"

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Khloé and Lamar's romantic "babymoon" getaway

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Khloé and Lamar Odom celebrated Memorial Day Weekend by going on a private getaway at the beautiful Montage Resort & Spa in Laguna Beach, Calif -- and Life & Style has all the exclusive photos! The pair took the romantic weekend away as a chance to finally take the honeymoon they hadn't taken after their September 2009 wedding but more importantly, to spend time focusing on starting their family.

Khloé, who's tried to get pregnant for a year, according to several insiders, finally decided to take action by looking into fertility treatments. "She told me she's been working with a doctor and a team of people to help her get pregnant. She recently stepped things up and began exploring new methods," a source close to the family tells Life & Style.
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"Real Beauties" Cover the June Edition of Vogue Italia, Wank Ensues

Beautiful curves grace the cover of Vogue Italia this month in a stunning shot by Steven Meisel. Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine and Robyn Lawley bring sexiness and beauty to Meisel’s incredible black and white shot. This is the first time plus size models have graced Vogue Italia’s cover since the days of Sophie Dahl and we cannot wait to see just what this issue holds in store for us!!

Also, Italian Vogues' Editor in Chief's Comment on Anorexia and Body Image

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Ke$ha for SPIN.com: My Favorite Things




This week: Ke$ha, Nashville's hard-partyin', 24-year-old pop princess, whose massive Get $leazy Tour will hit more than 30 cities across North America this summer.

FAVORITE SONG:
"Iggy Pop's 'Real Wild Child.' It's the last song I play before I walk onstage and the first song I play when I get off stage. It always gets me going."

FAVORITE ALBUM:
"Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline. He is one of the most amazing songwriters ever and I grew up listening to him. I have always been inspired by the honesty in his lyrics. I love "Girl From the North Country Fair" with Johnny Cash; it's one of my favorite songs of all time. It is one of the absolute best things you could ever hear."

FAVORITE RECORD STORE:
"Grimey's in Nashville. Grimey is a good friend of mine and I've been going there since I was 13."

FAVORITE TV SHOW:
"Golden Girls. It's like Sex and the City but in the golden years, and I love that all those old ladies talk about sex as much as I do."

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‘Mob Wives’ Karen Gravano V. Drita D’avanzo: They Will Never Be Friends Again After Brutal Battle

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The trust between Mob Wives co-stars and former friends Karen Gravano and Drita D’avanzo has permanently been severed! On the May 29 episode, Karen broke down into tears at Renee Graziano‘s house over the fact that Drita didn’t tell Karen herself that she married Karen’s ex-boyfriend Lee D’avanzo. Drita, seeing Karen in pain, quickly said I’m sorry. But the reality today is that neither woman has truly forgiven the other and that their friendship is beyond repair.

“For me, it was not about Lee,” Karen tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “I could have licked it in the butt and walked past it quick. We could have been friends and it wouldn’t have been drawn out if she said sorry and said it sincerely without hitting me with timelines and excuses and reasons for why she did what she did. But she kept missing the point — she kept thinking I was getting at him.”

Karen feels that Drita didn’t mean what she said at Renee’s house. “The bottom line is, Drita was my friend,” says Karen. “For a friend to be able to put some things in the past, you have to close the doors and be able to build on trust. So if she couldn’t apologize to me and she’s going to keep making excuses, I can’t trust her.”
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IT'S A MAD MEN POST!!!!



When we heard the news that Mad Men won't be returning until next year, Digital Spy was a little bit upset. Of course we're glad that the show's coming back, but how are we supposed to wait that long? Luckily, we managed to have a quick chat about the show with Jared Harris - who plays Lane Pryce - while he was promoting his movie The Ward (out on DVD and Blu-ray in October). That should put off the withdrawal symptoms for a little while! Read on to find out what Jared had to say...

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Amy Adams: You In Danger, Girl.

Amy Adams Joins Paul Thomas Anderson's Untitled Scientology Movie
Amy Adams has formally been set to star in Paul Thomas Anderson's untitled film, which begins production later this month. She will play the wife of the character played by Philip Seymour Hoffman. He plays a man who returns from witnessing the horrors of WWII, and in an attempt to find himself, he forms a belief system that catches on in the 1950s (aka Scientology). Deadline revealed in early May that Adams was being courted. Joaquin Phoenix has also been set to play the faith leader's right-hand man, and I've heard there have been conversations with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo's Lena Endre and Laura Dern for other roles. The Weinstein Company acquired worldwide distribution rights to the film last month just before the Cannes Film Festival. Megan Ellison is producing through her Annapurna Productions banner, along with JoAnne Sellar and Daniel Lupi, with Ted Schipper exec producing.

Adams is coming off her Oscar-nominated turn in The Fighter, and she will do this film before starting production on Man of Steel, playing Lois Lane in the Zack Snyder-directed Superman franchise reboot. Adams will next be seen in the Walter Salles-directed On The Road, which is being shopped for domestic distribution, and Disney's Muppets. She's repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners and WME.

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New candids of ONTD's favorite couple




They’re one of Young Hollywood’s hottest couples, and things seem to be getting more serious for Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.

The “Baby” singer and his “Wizards of Waverly Place” woman were spotted in Justin’s homeland of Toronto, Canada earlier today (June 1).
Justin proudly introduced Selena to his father and siblings during an outing to a park, and according to onlookers, they looked to be getting along quite well.

"The little kids took to Selena straight away and they were all laughing and joking around. They couldn't have been happier," said a source.

Earlier in the week, Selena and Justin were seen with Selena’s family at Pappasito’s Cantina in Arlington, Texas.

Their server told press, “Justin and Selena were with a group of about 18 people at Pappasito’s Sunday night. It was a family outing. Selena’s mom and step-dad were there, along with her cousins and friends — and Justin’s manager, who paid the bill. Everyone seemed to be having a great time.”

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Leighton Meester for Vera Wang's LOVESTRUCK commercial


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Vera Wang first remembers meeting Leighton Meester at Fashion's Night Out, where she already decided that she wanted the fresh-faced Gossip Girl to be the face of her newest fragrance, Lovestruck. Collapse )

Also Leighton's gig at the legendary Troubadour on Monday, June 13 is selling out. Buy tickets to see her!

Zoe Kravitz Covers 'Asos' Magazine July

 


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Zoe Kravitz covers 'Asos' Magazine July 2011. In the interview, the 22-year-old 'X-Men: First Class' actress talked about her career, fame, her first leading role in 'Yelling to the Sky', but also her band 'Elevator Fight', loving London, her mom (Lisa Bonet) and dad (Lenny Kravitz) and being called 'It girl'.

When it comes to Zoe Kravitz, no one can deny her unique beauty. Well, who would dare to say something else when knowing who her mom (Lisa Bonet) and dad (Lenny Kravitz) are. The 22-year-old actress looks gorgeous on the cover of Asos magazine, the July 2011 issue. In the interview, Zoe talks about fame and career, her band, her parents and being called an It girl.



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Ranking the Voices of 10 Women in Pop



When it comes to sports, athletes are broken down and ranked according to their stats so that fans can contrast, compare and build fantasy leagues. So why not do the same for singers?

This post examines 10 women in pop music and breaks them down according to their vocal abilities. This is perfect as material for stan wars or just good background info for the less rabid pop music fan.

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NextMovie's Next Factor: 'First Class' X-Man Nicholas Hoult

 

Most child actors struggle during that awkward transition from boyz II men; but for 21-year-old Brit Nicholas Hoult, it hasn't been that hard to say goodbye to yesterday -- from his breakthrough role in "About a Boy" to "X-Men" (see what we did there?).

In fact, his future's so bright, he's gotta wear shades… of blue, as the ferocious furry Beast in "X-Men: First Class." The new mutant pseudo-prequel features Hoult as Dr. Henry "Hank" McCoy, a prodigious young scientist with a bit of a Jekyll/Hyde thing going on. We get to see Hank go from meek geek to full-on badass, and by the end, all memories of Kelsey Grammer in "X-Men: The Last Stand" are torn to shreds.

After gaining notice for supporting parts in blockbuster "Clash of the Titans" and art-house drama "A Single Man," Hoult is poised to become a star. We got to chat with this proper English gentleman about his newfound fame.

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Rihanna's 'Murder' Video Draws Fire

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The Parents Television Council is blasting Rihanna for hawking a "cold, calculated execution of murder" in her brand new music video for "Man Down."

The council is outraged that Rihanna would suggest that gunning down a rapist in a crowded train station is a proper form of justice.

The council says, "If Chris Brown shot a woman in his new video and BET premiered it, the world would stop. Rihanna should not get a pass ..."


The council is all the more outraged that Rihanna tweeted her fans that the video contained, "a very strong underlying message 4 girls like me."

The council's venom is also directed at BET for airing the video -- so we gotta ask ...

Whose side are you on: Rihanna or PTC?

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San Francisco Giants: It Gets Better

The San Francisco Giants posted its ''It's Get Better'' video on YouTube this morning, becoming the first professional sports team to join the online campaign against gay bullying and homophobia. The video can be viewed at sfgiants.com and at itgetsbetter.org/sfgiants.

Five Giants appear in the 58-second video -- pitchers Matt Cain, Barry Zito and Sergio Romo, centerfielder Andres Torres, and batting coach Hensley ''Bam Bam'' Meulens.

Dressed in their uniform with the ballpark in the backdrop, the world champions look directly into the camera to make their pitch.

''We all know how difficult life can be as a teenager,'' Zito starts out. '' We've all been there and had to deal with the pressure to fit in and be accepted by our peers.'' Romo adds. ''It's particularly challenging for LGBT teens who face adversity and intolerance in their daily lives,'' Cain says.

They say there's no place for hatred or bullying in our society and plead with people to not give up hope in despair. The video ends with the come-away message, spoken by the players and coach in English, Spanish and Japanese: ''It gets better.''

The Giants announced last month that they would participate in the burgeoning ''It Gets Better'' campaign after lifelong Giants fan Sean Chapin began an online petition drive urging the team on. Giants officials said that while they already had been planning to make a video, Chapin's lobbying speeded up production.

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International poster for "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"



"Evil will be hunted by evil."

That's the basic translation of the tagline on this French poster for Columbia's adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. It's a little strong, since the main characters are pretty sympathetic (the villains are certainly deserving). But the look and feel of the image are dead on what the recently stolen trailer (now pulled down) describes as "the feel bad movie of Christmas."

Daniel Craig is glaring grimly while taking an appropriately protective/hostile stance toward Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander. She, of course, is naked in the shot, indicating both her fluid, aggressive sexuality and her ultimate strength and self-reliance even when most vulnerable.

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So, I read the book two years ago and all I really remember is that I hated it. But doesn't having a chick on the poster with her nipples showing and the guy holding her all protectively pretty much go against the spirit of the whole thing?

Eric Mabius Slams ABC Over 'Ugly Betty' End For Gay Friendly Plots

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Eric Mabius has criticized ABC for its treatment of his show Ugly Betty.

Ugly Betty was canceled last year after four seasons.

Mabius has now claimed that it was partly dropped because an executive "who was running the network at the time but is no longer at the company" was unhappy with the positive portrayal of gay people in the show.

He explained that the executive was particularly unimpressed with the storyline about Justin's sexuality and the character of Marc (Michael Urie).

Mabius told Zap2It: "I don't know why we were thrown on the sacrificial altar so often, with our nights getting changed and our fans getting so upset.

"I think there was a little bit too much alternative-lifestyle humor for a certain executive, but despite having no support from certain people, the fans really made a difference. The universality of the topic and the nature of what was portrayed on the show were reflective of how we felt about each other as human beings."

Mabius, who described the end of Ugly Betty as "upsetting in many ways", continued: "I'm pretty sure that the first teenage romantic kiss between two boys on network television was on our show, but did you hear anything about it? Was it promoted?


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Trina - Hit It Right (Behind the Scenes)



OnSMASH has released an exclusive behind the scenes look at Trina’s “Hit It Right” video. The video to the song, produced by CP Hollywood, was directed by Antwan Smith and filmed at West Perrine Park in Miami, Florida.

Fans can expect the video to be released in two weeks time. Yay!

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Official ‘Breaking Dawn’ Teaser And Confirm Rob&Kristen&Taylor Will Be Attending The MMA’s!



Vampire and werewolf lovers everywhere can rejoice as MTV today announced that Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are confirmed to present viewers with the very first look at footage from “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” during the “2011 MTV Movie Awards.” This highly anticipated exclusive sneak peek marks the beginning of the end as fans worldwide prepare for the concluding chapters of Summit Entertainment’s global “Twilight Saga” phenomenon. In theaters November 18, 2011, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” is directed by Academy Award®-winner Bill Condon and is based on the pop culture literary juggernaut “Breaking Dawn” by Stephenie Meyer. Hosted by Jason Sudeikis, the “2011 MTV Movie Awards” will broadcast LIVE from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA on Sunday, June 5 at 9p.m./8p.m.C.

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Entourage season 8 promo



HBO has released the first teaser for "Entourage" season 8 which is two months away from its premiere. Featuring "High for This" from Toronto based singer The Weeknd aka Abel Tesfaye, the promo does not share any scenes from the new season but highlights that "it all begins and ends with your friends."

Dubbed the final season, the upcoming season is expected to answer such questions as: Will Vince (Adrian Grenier) be arrested for possession of Cocaine?; Will Drama's (Kevin Dillon) new cartoon be a success?; What is going to happen to Ari's (Jeremy Piven) marriage?

Andrew Dice Clay has recently been added to the cast ensemble for the upcoming season, while Charlie Sheen has been approached to appear on the show. Creator Doug Ellin said of the former "Two and a Half Men" actor, "I called his manager and was told maybe I'd get him. But I'm still waiting for Charlie to call me back. I'd come up with something good."

The first episode of "Entourage" season 8 will air Sunday, July 24 on HBO.

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From 'Harry Potter' to 'Twilight,' the Enduring Draw of Young Adult Fiction


In a world of niche marketing, mass entertainment phenomena are rarer and rarer. But in the last decade, fans of all ages have flocked repeatedly to series aimed at young adults. Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy may be popular, but Lisbeth Salander can't hold a candle to Harry Potter: The traumatized Scandanavian hacker's sold 27 million novels to the British boy wizard's 400 million. Bella Swan, the moody teen who takes up with a vampire, has propelled Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series to 116 million book sales. Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy hasn't quite broken into that upper echelon, but the movie adaptation has attracted such buzz that it's finally propelled forward a long-stalled film version of Orson Scott Card's 1985 YA science-fiction classic Ender's Game. Marie Lu's novel Legend hasn't even been published yet, but the producers behind the Twilight movie adaptations are already shepherding it towards the big screen.
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Aubrey O'Day's bikini photoshoot



Aubrey O’Day is spotted on the set of a photoshoot in Malibu on Saturday (May 28). The former Danity Kane star also tweeted some pics of her modeling some bikinis before the shoot – check ‘em out in the gallery.

Aubrey was named the “Diva of the Month” – but in a good way – in last month’s Citynet magazine. Here’s an excerpt from her interview:

In All About Aubrey we see that you’re a normal, real person. Despite all of the celebrity and star power that you have, how do you stay so down to earth?
“I stay down to earth because i know it could all be over like *snap*. You have to constantly fight for what you want.”

How has all of this “drama” played out in your personal life?
“My friends and family love me for who I am. If I were to change, it might have pushed some away.”

Now that you’ve been on Broadway, what’s the next big personal accomplishment you want to fulfill?
“I would like to release my solo album soon!”
 

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Michael Jackson lived with Kathy Hilton before his death, was a great dad, not a drug addict, etc.

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Last night on Piers Morgan's show, Kathy Hilton and her famous daughter, Paris Hilton, spoke at length about their long friendship with the Jackson family -- Michael Jackson in particular.

Hilton (who attended private school with many of the Jacksons) revealed that she'd met Michael when they were both around 14 years old, and that the pair "developed a friendship and a bond throughout the years," making sure to always stay in touch.

Indeed they did. Whenever he was in town, the shy singer would pop by to reminisce about the good ol' days over dinner. The Hiltons were even invited to the set of Jackson's infamous "Thriller" music video (they have the photos to prove it, Paris assured), and to many of his concerts throughout the years (little Paris and Nicki would sometimes join Michael on stage for a song or two).

At one point, Kathy and Michael even lived together!

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In a Bentley, Trying to Catch the Spotlight Again



In the four years since Paris Hilton’s first reality show was canceled, an African-American president has been elected, financial markets have teetered on the edge of collapse, bioengineers have created a synthetic, self-replicating cell and civil uprisings have swept throughout the Arab world.

Ms. Hilton hasn’t changed a thing, not even the length or shade of her bleached-blond hair.

“The World According to Paris,” which begins on Wednesday night on Oxygen, is accordingly a small one.

The camera follows her as she drives around Los Angeles in a custom Barbie-pink Bentley convertible. She shops. She goes dancing in nightclubs with her girlfriends, who for this series at least include Brooke Mueller, an ex-wife of Charlie Sheen. She visits her mother, Kathy Hilton. She takes her assistant with her to do court-mandated community service, painting over graffiti while wearing Louboutin heels.

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Whitney Houston refuses to make a Twitter account



Whitney Houston refuses to create an account on Twitter.com because she "likes her privacy", according to her daughter.

The singer/actress recently enrolled in an out-patient rehabilitation program in California to seek professional help to aid her "long-standing recovery process" for addiction issues.

Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina has tried to convince her mom to sign up to the microblogging site and post messages to her fans - but the 47 year old is adamant social networking is not for her.

In a series of posts on her Twitter.com page, Bobbi Kristina writes, "Mom getting a twitter I'm just saying, Not happening. Lol (laugh out loud). She likes her privacy & hardly knows how to work a phone. Old school!

"But what I can do is give her your love & tweet off of mine 4 her... that ok? It's just that she doesn't want one, & I believe that's best!"

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VIBE responds to Amber Rose



Here we go again. Last week Amber Rose lashed out at VIBE magazine after catching a glimpse of her cover story interview for the "Sexy Issue" where she gives a candid interview detailing her current love life with Wiz Khalifa and past rocky relationship with Kanye West. According to Rose the publication fabricated her words and she's piping mad about it. Earlier today the magazine's Editor in Chief Jermaine Hall issued a statement sticking by the mag's story.

Dear VIBE reader,

As we’re sure you’ve heard, Amber Rose has expressed some displeasure with VIBE’s June/July cover story. VIBE stands by the accuracy and reporting of the narrative. We invite you to form your own opinion, however. The Sexy Issue hits 'stands nationwide June 7.

Jermaine Hall
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It's A Stevie Wonder Post!!!!

 

Stevie Wonder Recognized For Philanthropy




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will receive the Spirit of Hope Award from the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation on October 29. Wonder's first wife, Syreeta Wright died from complications resulting from breast cancer.

Michelle Cole, communications coordinator for the foundation praised Wonder's help in the fight against cancer.
"Stevie Wonder has actively pursued numerous philanthropic endeavors throughout his illustrious career. Stevie Wonder's past efforts embody the true spirit of hope."
Wonder himself had high praise for the foundation.
"Cancer has touched someone in all of our lives. It is my hope that, by continuing to raise awareness and research funds through events like this, we can play a role in helping the MMRF bring patients new treatments that will extend their lives."
Past recipients of the award include Lance Armstrong, Sharon Osbourne, Diana Krall and Cindy Crawford.
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Paris VS. Kim: Mine's Bigger Than Yours!


In the world of socialites -- ring size matters!

As the world knows by now Kim Kardashian is rockin' a 20.5 carat rock valued at $2 million.

When her friendly enemy, Paris Hilton, was asked by Mojo In The Morning if she'll be getting that big of a ring from her boyfriend Cy Waits, she responded, "Umm I don’t know, my last one was 24 so we’ll see what happens."

In 2005, Paris Latsis, an heir to billions, proposed to the hotel heiress and give her the 24 carat sparkler valued at $5 million. When the couple split, the ring was auctioned off for charity.

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Ryan Phillippe and Amanda Seyfried split again



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Ryan Phillippe and Amanda Seyfried have ended their relationship again.
The couple - who briefly split in February - are said to have mutually agreed to call time on their seven-month romance but plan to stay friends.
A source said: "It was mutual. They were never fully committed.
"There's no bad blood. They're cool."
According to friends, 36-year-old Ryan - whose former lover Alexis Knapp is due to give birth to what she claims is his baby later this month - and Amanda, 25, were never serious about their relationship and continued to date other people.
The source added to Us Weekly magazine: "They were always on and off. They were always seeing other people."
News of the split comes weeks after Amanda spoke of her desire to have children.
She said: "I want children! My publicist now has two kids - I love her, so I like to think I'm an auntie to her kids. I can't wait to have my own! I think it's really exciting to know that I want them. Knock on wood, I hope I'm fertile, but I've never got pregnant before."
Ryan has daughter Ava, 11, and son Deacon, seven, with ex-wife Reese Witherspoon.

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New queen of European dance floors post

"Canadians are very very interested in good music" says Alexandra Stan.

Romanian pop star Alexandra Stan, who currently has a top 5 hit in the UK with her song "Mr. Saxobeat", recently visited Canada for the very first time. Watch as Partytonight.tv caught up with her when she performed at the Living Supper Club.


Alexandra Stan - interview@Living Supper Club (Charlemagne - QC, Canada)


Alexandra Stan shoots "Get Back (ASAP)" music video, a sequel to "Mr. Saxobeat"



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Now a word from Gwyneth's dear friend, [info]luvthatdrtywata:

I so admire Gwynnie's ability to reach out to the common folk via this social networking medium. Her desire to truly impact the lives of so many poor, poor upper middle-class citizens is not only honorable but it shows the truly compassionate and empathetic person I know her to be.

I remember the moment Gwynnie decided to join Twitter. We were at a pre-Fashion Week 5K hosted by Kate Spade and Kay Unger in honor of Kofi Annan, called the KKK Rally. After we saw our assistants off on the run, we were joined in the VIP tent by a young man by the name of "Biz." Obviously, I thought he was the event's drug dealer so I handed him a $100 (the smallest bill I had) and asked for a gram. Unfortunately, he informed me he was not a drug deal but a budding entrepreneur with an online business. Gwynnie and I shared a look, remembering the dot-com bubble. I tried to shoo him but Gwynnie, always the hostess asked him to sit to discuss his venture. I left to go take a bump and drop a deuce and when I returned Gwynnie insisted upon telling me all about this new "Twitter" rage. I gently told her that now was not the time and we needed to get to the dance floor before she ruined my buzz. And that rest, as they say, was history!"
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Coleen Rooney trades insults via Twitter

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Coleen Rooney has let her emotions get the better of her again, becoming embroiled in yet another furious Twitter row.

The red mist descended when she saw comments that had been posted underneath a picture she'd shared of herself and footballer husband Wayne in a pub.

Snapping back at one user who said she looked orange in the photo, Mrs Rooney resorted to calling the woman a dog.

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Nude Model Blake Lively is Sick of Herself (Insert Obvious Joke Here)



"People ask me why I don't tweet," the July cover girl told Glamour magazine. "Honestly, I'm so sick of myself."

Blake talks to Florence Welch about becoming the new face of Chanel's Mademoiselle handbag:
"It's such an honor. When I found out I got [the job], you and I went to dinner and concocted this plan, like two little girls at a tea party, saying, 'Oh, it would be the best if we had a party. And you'll perform, and we'll do it in Paris.' Like you and I were in charge of Chanel!"

Blake Lively on being her own stylist:
"I think I became my own stylist by not knowing any better. And once I was told it was time to get one, I thought: This is one of my favorite hobbies! And I'm going to pay someone to steal my hobby from me? That's a terrible idea!"

Blake on getting ready for an event:
"I like it to be easy. I don't feel like I have to do so much with hair and makeup, because I'm the mannequin for these beautiful clothes, so I never want to do anything too distracting. Most of the time, I put my hair in a ballerina bun, and I take it down and it's wavy, and then I leave. I feel shy when people are fussing on me. And my diet of choice before events is a chicken potpie from Tea & Sympathy, because they never have enough food at these things."

Blake on breakups:
"Every relationship you have, you're learning and growing and taking something from that. So for me, it's never been too dramatic of a thing when something ends." (Until Penn looked those nekkid pics)

XOXO LuvThatDrtyWata


This post coming to you live from my basement where I be hiding.
Apparently Massachusetts is the new Tornado Alley.
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Are Justin Timberlake And Ashley Olsen Hooking Up?



"SexyBack" meets Full House!


The new Us Weekly, out Wednesday, reports that Justin Timberlake and Ashley Olsen -- both newly single, former child stars with their own fashion labels -- have been inseparable (and flirty!) in and around NYC of late.


One insider close to the pair (spotted together at the Greenwich Hotel, an SNL afterparty, two Broadway shows and a polo match outside the city) tells Us: "They are hooking up."


Adds another source of the unexpected twosome, who both ended high-profile relationships in March (he with Jessica Biel after 4 years together, she with actor Justin Bartha after two years): "They're really trying to keep it on the down-low."


(A rep for Timberlake denies anything non-platonic, telling Us: "They are friends. They are not romantically involved.")


Still, an Olsen source says that the former sitcom kid turned fashion mogul is "aware of Justin's reputation with women, but...They're in the same head space."


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Lloyd Covers "Tears Of A Clown"



Lloyd takes it back with his piano-driven cover of Smokey Robinson & the Miracles’ “The Tears of a Clown.” Sammy Davis Jr. Jr. wails over the 1970 Motown classic in anticipation of the release of his own album King of Hearts, featuring appearances from Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, and André 3000.






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Not sure how to feel about this, I like Lloyd alot but Smokey is one of my favs and so is this song....I don't think he pulled it off too well

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I'm sorry but this epicness cannot be ignored.

(thank you jinkm for bringing this into my life, tbh)

 



 
 


Beyonces performance style:

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Sorry about the flash MODS! I hope this is better. 

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Taylor Lautner reportedly dropped by publicist over dad issue

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HollywoodNews.com: Taylor Lautner might want to get his dad in line as he is reportedly the reason Lautner was recently dropped by his publicist.

It is rumored that Robin Baum of Slate PR dropped Lautner as a client due to his difficult father, Daniel Lautner, states The Hollywood Reporter. It is alleged that his father has not been easy to work with.

Baum reportedly let go of Lautner after just three months of working together.


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Cheryl Cole not the only sour note for Cowell's "X Factor".

 "American Idol" made Simon Cowell a household name in the United States, but the prickly British music Svengali is hitting some flat notes as he tries to launch his own TV singing competition.
 

Cowell, 51, has been working on a U.S. version of his hit UK talent show "The X Factor" for more than 18 months. But as the clock winds down to its much-hyped debut in the fall, he is facing some last-minute challenges.

His personal pick for the judging panel -- British singer Cheryl Cole -- was reportedly dumped from the lineup, possibly because of her thick accent. She was also dropped this week from the panel of the UK version of "The X Factor".

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Nick Offerman’s beard saves the planet

 Nick Offerman isn't shaving for the environment's sake. Join him.

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What’s the best email subject line we’ve read today? “Nick Offerman’s beard saves the planet.” The Parks and Recreation star, a.k.a. Ron Swanson, has teamed up with Budweiser to promote its “Grow One. Save a Million” campaign, which encourages men to grow beards as awesome as his — and therefore conserve water — in advance of World Environment Day (this Sunday, June 5). According to Budweiser, on average, a man uses 5 gallons of water every time he shaves. The company hopes enough men will take the pledge to put down the razor to save one million gallons of water.
“The only thing manlier than growing a big, burly beard is ripping a big, burly beard off of a charging grizzly with your bare hands,” Swanson Offerman says in a release. “That, and saving the planet. Since no grizzly has had the balls to charge me since I went through puberty, I’ve decided to focus on saving the planet by joining with Budweiser to promote the ‘Grow One. Save a Million’ campaign. Men, if you want to look manly and feel good about conserving water, join me and take the pledge on Budweiser’s Facebook page. And grizzlies, charge me. Just do it. I’m waiting, you babies.”

P.S. The accompanying photo is of Offerman and Chad Pregracke, founder of Living Lands & Waters, standing in front of a hand-made canoe built by Offerman.

P.P.S. Ron Swanson without facial hair was voted the sixth Most Disturbing Image in our TV Season Finale Awards.

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Kitty and Russell want to work together!



Lovebirds Katy Perry and comedian Russell Brand could be working together on a new big screen project.

It's rumored the pair - who wed late last year - could be starring as a married couple in an up-and-coming new movie, set to premiere next year.

One film insider revealed: "This is a project Russell has had lined up for a while but the right female co-star has yet to be found.

"Katy was suggested before but nothing came of it but now she’s keen to give it a go."

The source added: "She wants to break into movies and the chance to spend time with Russell and dispel all these rumors might be too good to turn down."

Recently the Firework singer said she wants to play Mary Poppins in a remake of the movie

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Hanson in London

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Hanson are currently in London gearing up for their 5 of 5 event. They will be playing 5 shows 5 nights in a row at Tutu's-each night dedicated to playing songs from their 5 studio albums:

Night #1:Middle of Nowhere
Night #2:This Time Around
Night #3: Underneath
Night #4: The Walk
Night #5: Shout It Out
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As if Degrassi could be any gayer



Full Verona short now online

Inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Verona is the story of two young lovers separated by their rival fraternities. Set in a small college town wherein young men are groomed for corporate success in All-American hyper competitive fashion, Verona presents the fate of star-crossed lovers in a society that condemns the very nature of their love.

VERONA (The Short) was produced and shot in the Fall of 2009 with the intentions of securing distribution and financing for the full-length feature.

This backward approach draws its strength from attracting like-minded individuals wanting to see the picture and story come to life.

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Unf, get in me, Shannon Kook Chun. Yes, this is Zane Park and Dylan Michalchuck. With a special guest appearance by Spinner! This is just a short, and the producers are trying to garner interest to create a full length film. Visit here to support it!

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Film Lord Terrence Malick's next project is all lined up



Writer/director Terrence Malick’s latest film, The Tree of Life, just opened in limited release this weekend, marking only the fifth film released by the auteur in an almost 40-year career. To say Malick takes his time in choosing and editing projects is an understatement. But the director’s trademark lag between productions may now be a thing of the past. Last year, Malick shot his follow-up to Tree of Life, a romantic drama starring Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Javier Bardem, Rachel Weisz, Barry Pepper and Olga Kurylenko. While details on the plot are extremely hard to come by (typical of a Malick film), a bit more information has been unveiled about the drama.

Previously referred to as Burial, the untitled drama is a love story described as being even more experimental than Tree of Life, a film that has drawn some polarizing responses given its lack of narrative and expansive reach for greatness, despite winning the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Someone who has seen footage from Malick’s follow-up stated that the director’s trademark meditativeness “is there in spades.” Even more interesting, though, is the fact that Malick has alerted his production crew to keep the summer and fall open to possibly shoot another film this year. Hit the jump for more.

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Beyoncé Covers Essence in All Her Glory

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Dianne Warren Wrote a Ballad for 'IV'

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Diane Warren has written some of the biggest pop songs of all time, but she calls her latest work for Beyoncé her best yet.

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She wrote some of my jams "Arms of the One Who Loves You" by Xscape, "For You I Will" by Monica, "I Learned From the Best" by Whitney Houston, "Have You Ever" by Brandy, "How Many Times, How Many Lies" by PCD, "The One I Gave My Heart To" by Aaliyah, AND "Un-Break My Heart" by Toni Braxton....GIRRRL! I got high hopes so don't you disappoint me dammit!