July 5th, 2011

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Will Ferrell To Star In New Comedy Swear To God

Will Ferrel and Adam McKay (Anchorman writer) are set to come together again for what's being described as a semi-religious comedy called Swear To God. While plot details have yet to surface, Deadline reports that the script would see Ferrell as a narcissistic stockbroker type who undergoes some sort of divine experience, believing that he has come in contact with God himself.

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Kelly Osbourne praises parents on wedding anniversary


Kelly Osbourne has revealed that she thinks her parents set a great example of how marriage should be.

The fashion designer and singer paid tribute to America's Got Talent judge Sharon and Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy on microblogging site Twitter as they celebrated their wedding anniversary today.

Kelly wrote: "Happy anniversary mom and dad! you are the definition of true love! 30 years of true love! (sic)."

However, the 26-year-old later corrected herself, observing that her parents are actually marking their 29th wedding anniversary this year.

One Twitter user later suggested that the couple's relationship was not a good one, tweeting Kelly: "Didn't your Dad strangle your Mom unconscious? f****d up love if you ask me (sic)," to which she replied: "Go and f**k yourself with a hedgehog!"

The Osbournes were married in Hawaii on July 4, 1982. Sharon first met Ozzy at the age of 18 and reportedly started dating him after her music mogul father Don Arden dismissed him from Black Sabbath.

Sharon recently revealed she was so shocked to receive sexy text messages from her husband recently that she became convinced that his mobile phone had been stolen. She said: "I got a text from Ozzy yesterday and I'm like, 'Jesus, somebody's stolen his phone.' Because I thought somebody found his phone and they were texting me dirty messages.

"And Silvana, my assistant, goes, 'Oh my god, Ozzy's just sent you this really dirty text.' And I'm like, 'Well it's not him, somebody must have stolen his phone, he can't text'. But it was him."


Two weeks ago, Sharon expressed horror at Arnold Schwarzenegger's cheating scandal, saying: "I was really, really disappointed at [Schwarzenegger] for being so horribly disrespectful and deceitful to do that in your own home. To me, it's just unthinkable."

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Selena Gomez: It's weird that girls hate me because I'm dating Justin Bieber


Selena Gomez has admitted she finds it "weird" how her boyfriend Justin Bieber's fans want to see her dead.

And the 18-year-old Wizards Of Waverley Place star has vowed to ignore the attention.

All hell broke out in February when the couple went public at the Oscars after months of secretly dating.

In May, they went on holiday to Hawaii and were photographed kissing constantly, even while flying together on a parasail and on a jet-ski.

Since February, 17-year-old Bieber's fans - known as Beliebers - have been venting their anger at Selena and there are even I Hate Selena Gomez Facebook sites. But she refuses to be scared of the death threats and instead tries to block them out.

She said: "It's weird, it's just weird, but I don't pay attention to it, I just try to live my life as normal as possible. I just like to not focus on what the whole world is saying about me and just be happy with myself. I try to not read magazines or the internet but it's obviously unavoidable. I mean, it's everywhere, so there are moments where I read things that hurt my feelings. But not most of the time. I don't surround my life with magazines or the internet."

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Is America Over the "Guy Next Door?"

 
 
Few mountains in moviedom are harder to climb than the one "Larry Crowne" has just tried to scale. Told in the unfashionable genre of the dramatic comedy, Tom Hanks' tale of midlife redemption via community-college enrollment and a gang of affable scooter-riders was never destined to become a monster hit.

That it didn't exactly bowl over critics ("offbeat" was the nicest word some could find for it) ensured the film was something far less than that: Over this four-day holiday weekend, the Hanks-Julia Roberts collaboration barely mustered $15 million.

But no matter how low the bar, there are conclusions to draw from the movie's failure.
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the statue of liberty attends beyonce's concert

Beyonce Knowles' performances at "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" have aired in full in an NBC special to celebrate the Independence Day of the United States. Looking beautiful in a black gown, the R&B diva belted out patriotic song "God Bless the U.S.A. (Proud to Be an American)" and her second single "Best Thing I Never Had".



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A very Slim Bonnie Wright is back from Jakarta!





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“Starting out so young, the idea of `fame` to me was for people who were much older - who had won Oscars or done amazing things. I always saw it as something of a much higher caliber. So many girls have become famous for literally nothing - other than falling out of clubs in shocking clothing or going out with a different person every week.” ~ Bonnie Wright
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After the Latin bubble burst...

By September 2001, the Latin pop boom was peaking.

I’d just spent several days preparing a preview feature about the Latin Grammy Awards that highlighted one of the Latin music scene’s premier rivalries — Los Angeles vs. Miami — since the awards had just been moved to the West Coast because of fear of anti-Castro protests over the scheduled appearance of nominees such as Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés. The image of little Elián González was still fresh and regional Mexican advocates decried the influence of Gloria and Emilio Estefan.



If only those little dust-ups were all we had to worry about.

The awards were scheduled for the night of Sept. 11 and they were, like everything else on that day, canceled. The climax of the Latin pop explosion seemed to be the last thing the country cared about, and the 2001 awards were reduced to a news conference that went almost completely unnoticed a month later. Although we didn’t know it yet — for those of us who had watched as Ricky Martin shook his bon-bon on the Grammy award stage two years earlier, throwing off his Menudo past to become a millennial Ricky Ricardo — the Latin boom bubble had burst.

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eh I agree to some extent but I still think latin music is more popular than it was before the "burst"... though I remember when I was teenager and being excited about latin music finally becoming more mainstream but then it died out.  but I also think the quality of latin pop has gone down since that period too.  thoughts?

How Far Will Tabloids Go To Get A Story?

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Milly Dowler was last seen alive on 21 March 2002. Photograph: Surrey police/PA
The News of the World illegally targeted the missing schoolgirl Milly Dowler and her family in March 2002, interfering with police inquiries into her disappearance, an investigation by the Guardian has established.
Scotland Yard is investigating the episode, which is likely to put new pressure on the then editor of the paper, Rebekah Brooks, now Rupert Murdoch's chief executive in the UK; and the then deputy editor, Andy Coulson, who resigned in January as the prime minister's media adviser.
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I saw this on twitter today, and I am disgusted. It just reminds me of the botox mom story.
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Bieber's Vanity Fair Cover Bombs


Note to magazine editors: Think twice before booking Justin Bieber.

Vanity Fair’s February Bieber cover is on track to become the worst-selling issue for the Condé Nast monthly in 12 years and one of the top three worst sellers for the magazine since Graydon Carter took over as editor in chief in 1992.

The Bieber cover has sold 246,000 copies, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations’ Rapid Report. The ABC Rapid Report data is submitted directly by publishers but has yet to be audited by ABC, so the figure could be slightly adjusted.

But if the number holds true, the Bieber cover will be Vanity Fair’s biggest bomb since Will Smith graced a July 1999 cover while atop a black stallion to advertise the movie “Wild, Wild West.” The Smith cover sold 202,701 copies at the newsstand, according to ABC data. The only other cover that has sold below the 246,000 threshold during Carter’s reign was the July 1993 one featuring Harrison Ford, which sold 243,000 copies.

The February cover featured Bieber smothered in kisses in an issue that also included stories on Julian Assange, The Huffington Post and Warren Buffett. Through May, Vanity Fair is down about 5 percent at the newsstand, averaging 342,000 sales an issue, according to ABC’s Rapid Report.
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Alyssa Campanella’s first photoshoot as Miss USA



Alyssa Campanella is seen on the set of her first official photoshoot as Miss USA in New York last week (June 28). Wow, she is so pretty. What a great pick for the new Miss USA!

Before the shoot, Alyssa tweeted: “Photo shoot time! Back to work! Sort of… Shooting official photos as Miss USA today with Fadil Berisha #istilllovemyjob”

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‘s not just a pretty face – she’s also a huge history buff; she told E!’s Giuliana Rancic:
“Whenever I go to Barnes & Noble, I’m always in the history section and that is where you will find me. I watch Game of Thrones, I watched Camelot - I know those are fantasy, but I also watch The Tudors, so I’m a huge history geek!”

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Some Harry Potter Interviews


Emma Watson sat down with Kate Garraway yesterday for ITV's Daybreak, and the interview aired on this morning's show. Emma talked of course about ending the Potter era, and also about Ron & Hermione's kiss and Hermione's strength of character. Two new short clips of Deathly Hallows Part 2 were shown show watch out if you don't want to be spoiled.
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Possibility of “Brilliant” with Rachel McAdams & Matthew McConaughey



Rachel McAdams is in early talks to star opposite Matthew McConaughey in the heist drama BRILLIANT. The film, which is being produced by Lakeshore Entertainment, from a recently rewritten script by Nicholas Kazan, centers on a master thief who is forced to pair up with a sexy young con artist in order to pull off a billion dollar diamond heist. With the new draft in place, producers are moving toward a mid-to-late 2011 start date, and if McAdams signs on, look for it to be soon.
Logline: A master thief is forced to pair up with a sexy young con artist in order to pull off a billion dollar diamond heist.

Director: Robert Luketic
Screenplay: Gillian Gorfil, Elizabeth Shorten
Producer: Gary Lucchesi, Gillian Gorfil, Sidney Kimmel, Tom Rosenberg
Writers: Nicholas Kazan (Re-write), Gillian Gorfil, Elizabeth Shorten, Nicholas Lorentz
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Crime
Notes: Production slated for Summer/Fall 2011, Barry Levinson, Jon Amiel and Sam Bayer were all previously attached to direct at different times, Scarlett Johansson was previously attached to star, Project previously in development with Emmett/Furla Films and Nu Image/Millennium, Project previously set up at Relativity Media.

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Mrs. Jamie Hince Covers British Vogue



 "MEET Mrs Jamie Hince," declares the cover of the August issue of Vogue starring newlywed supermodel Kate Moss. More grown up - with glossy red lips and a chic chignon - but no less feminine than on her wedding day last week, Moss wears Forties-inspired styles from Miu Miu and Louis Vuitton amongst others, captured by her wedding photographer Mario Testino.

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There is no way in Hell this will end well


Charlie Sheen is coming back to TV.

The actor will be roasted by Comedy Central on Sept. 10 in Los Angeles. It will air on the network on Sept. 19 -- the same night Ashton Kutcher makes his debut as Sheen's replacement on CBS and Warner Bros.' Two and a Half Men.

"You could say I've been providing kindling for this Roast for a while,” says Sheen in a statement. “It's time to light it up. It's going to be epic.”

The roast will be executive produced by Joel Gallen from Tenth Planet Productions, who also served as executive producer and director of the Donald Trump, David Hasselhoff, Joan Rivers and Pamela Anderson roasts.

www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/charlie-sheen-roast-air-comedy-207973
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Get to Know: Kimbra



Kimbra is a singer/songwriter from New Zealand currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Her debut album, Vows, will not release until later this year, but already the momentum is building thanks to her stylish video collaborations with director Guy Franklin for her “Cameo Lover” and “Settle Down” singles. Kimbra is making pop music that will pull you from your seat and have you listening on a loop. Her vocals are saturated with jazz and soul influences, she writes her own music and lyrics, and maintains tight creative control over every aspect of her career. We chatted about her influences, creative process, and the path of her young career, and are lucky enough to debut the “Making of Cameo Lover” video you see below.
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LeAnn Rimes in Malibu



From Celebslam: "That's LeAnn Rimes and her freakish, top heavy body in Malibu yesterday celebrating the Fourth. She must be rubbing her belly because she doesn't have an eating disorder. It's full of hot dogs, hamburgers, and apple pie, you see. On a serious note, so what if LeAnn weighs 89 pounds? There's literally thousands of 10-year-olds who weigh that much and we don't criticize them."

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Beyonce gives NBC its biggest ratings in more than a decade

Fast National ratings for Monday, July 4, 2011 NBC’s annual Fourth of July fireworks special — featuring a performance by Beyoncé — scored its biggest overall audience in more than a decade and its best adults 18-49 numbers in four years, leading the network to a victory Monday night


9 p.m.

NBC: ”Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular” (8.65 million, 5.0/10)
CBS: ”Two and a Half Men” rerun (4.6 million, 3.1/6)/”Mike & Molly” rerun (4.9 million, 3.3/6)
ABC: ”The Bachelorette” rerun (3.1 million, 2.0/4)
FOX: ”House” rerun (1.55 million, 1.0/2)
The CW: ”Gossip Girl” rerun (358,000, 0.3/1)
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Musical canceled bcuz homophobia

'Beach' Canceled Over Gay Character: 'Billy Elliot' Writer Lee Hall Explains



"Billy Elliot" playwright Lee Hall says his latest project, a community opera involving 300 children, has collapsed after backers demanded he cut words spoken by a gay character.

Hall said he refused to remove the lines "I am queer" and "I prefer a lad to a lass" from his opera "Beached" as requested by the primary school involved.

Writing in The Guardian, Hall said he had worked with the school to make other changes but that this request "seemed to come from an entirely different era."

Opera North, which commissioned the piece, confirmed Monday that its July 15 premiere in Bridlington, northeast England, had been scrapped.

Opera North said it had tried to mediate between Hall and the school and regretted that "both sides have been unable to move forward."

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Advocate Magazine Interviews Lady Gaga



Lady Gaga has just touched down in Los Angeles after a red-eye flight from New York City, following a meet-and-greet with fans at a Best Buy store—a crowded event that lasted until 2 a.m. The 25-year-old musician, who since the release of her debut studio album, The Fame, in 2008 has seen her celebrity rocket to stratospheric heights, is riding in a car on her way to rehearse for a performance she’ll give the next evening on American Idol.

Most entertainers with her schedule would be exhausted. Gaga feels euphoric. “I’m so, so happy,” she tells me. “I got to spend all night with the fans last night, and it was so much fun.” She sounds genuine. The inflection in her voice when she says the word “fans” is saturated with affection.

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Cinema’s 10 Most Underrated Monsters

King Kong. Godzilla. The terrifying creature out of Alien. They’re all household names. They’re the superstars of the monster world, hogging the limelight while their less charismatic brethren languish in obscurity.

To redress the balance a little, we’ve compiled a list of a few cinematic monsters that deserve more attention. And given that movie monsters are always being shot, stabbed and set on fire by square jawed heroes, it’s fair to say that even the rubberiest, most shambling ones deserve a little bit of love, so if there are any you think we’ve forgotten, feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments.


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Joe Jackson to CNN: "You can't [whip kids] these days, because they call 911 on you"



Shortly after Michael Jackson's death in 2009, Joe Jackson took to the red carpet, promoting his blu-ray company to bemused CNN journalist Don Lemon. It was a bizarre moment that brought on a wave of heavy criticism for the Jackson family patriarch.

And on the second anniversary of the singer's passing (June 25), Joe Jackson gave yet another foot-in-the-mouth interview with CNN.

This latest Q&A session started off relatively normal, until Joe began to reiterate daughter La Toya's claims that Michael was murdered for his Sony/ATV catalog. Instead of naming the murderers in this alleged conspiracy, Joe was quick to state that Michael's ex-manager, Dieter Wiesner, is writing a book which will provide all the proof necessary. Lemon then questioned Joe about their first interview, asking why the 82-year-old chose to promote a business venture, on national television, a mere three days after his son's death.

"I don't care if it's a minute after Michael's death!" Joe snapped. "I'm here promoting the things I'm doing now."
He went on to describe his plans to develop a Vietnamese amusement park/hotel called "Happyland," as well as new "Jackson" branded cologne and vodka (called "Vodka Precious").

"Some of the family members, even [Michael], said that you were abusive," Lemon persisted, "that you pushed them too far."

And in a response that made the CNN "Quote of the Week," Joe proclaimed, "Everybody back in those days abused -- they didn't abuse the kids, they whipped the kid when they did wrong. And now you can't do that these days because if you whip a kid now, they call 911 on you!"

He added that "if you don't [whip children], you can have some kids in prison."

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This is a little bit old, 'cause I had no idea he was interviewed by Don Lemon again, lol. XD Oh Joe, stay classy.
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Head Malkobitch in Charge

After hamming it up in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, John Malkovich is to now star in Siberian Education.

I'm Not Scared director Gabriele Salvatores is adapting Nicolai Lilin's autobiography of the same name, co-writing with Stefano Rulli and Sandro Petraglia. Set in the late '80s/early '90s, it's an account of the "moral code" that existed in Transnitria, a lawless community between Moldova and Ukraine.

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'Vampire Diaries' scoop: What the Jeremy twist means for season 3


 

When Jeremy (Steve R. McQueen) was suddenly able to see his dead exes, Vicki and Anna — after witch girlfriend Bonnie resurrected him in the season 2 finale of The Vampire Diaries – was crowned the Single Most Clever Twist by readers in EW.com’s annual Season Finale Awards. So where do we go from here? “When we come back to see him at the beginning of the season, we’ll see that he still hasn’t had any success figuring out what it is that they want, or understanding even what it is that they are,” exec producer Julie Plec tells EW. “We’ll see that maybe he’s been keeping this a secret, that nobody else is aware of what he’s been going through, and that his behavior has changed quite a bit and people are starting to wonder if he’s perhaps getting back into some old bad habits. When in reality, he’s just trying to figure out why the hell he’s being haunted by his dead girlfriends.” 

The mystery will continue for a handful of episodes; then we’ll get some answers in an hour that EP Kevin Williamson describes as “the climax of the haunting of Jeremy” in October. “Are they there for good? Are they there for bad? It will once again be another twisty story,” he says. “It’s gonna take a lot of turns and also involves some unlikely participants.”

 

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Oh, great. So Bonnie will go from the magical negro to the jealous girlfriend. Keep ruining great characters, Julie. Why are these two together anyway?  
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Cover Songs that Don't Suck - TMBG covers Tubthumping (and others!)

The AV Club has a series called AV Undercovers where they invite bands in to cover songs from a list compiled by the AV Club and readers. Today, they posted the best band in the universe, They Might be Giants, covering Tubthumping by Chumbawumba.

Give it a listen here:


They Might Be Giants covers Chumbawamba
(Here is a direct link if the embed doesn't work - http://www.avclub.com/articles/they-might-be-giants-covers-chumbawamba,53068/).

As you may recall, They Might Be Giants’ “Birdhouse In Your Soul” was on this year’s Undercover list, and was tackled by Titus Andronicus. Many vocal commenters weren’t too fond of the version—though we got a bunch of e-mails from people who liked it. One of those people was They Might Be Giants’ John Flansburgh, who offered up his band’s services for a rendition of Chumbawamba’s “Tubthumping.” Flansburgh also had the brilliant idea of recruiting backup singers from our office to sing/shout the chorus. He asked me to determine how many people we could fit in that room—it was 16, plus two camera men, plus the band—and on Memorial Day, TMBG made a special stop in Chicago to perform the song. Needless to say, when I set about finding A.V. Club staffers and friends to populate the room, nerdgasms abounded: You’ll see Tasha Robinson, Genevieve Koski, Kyle Ryan, and new web producer Sarah Collins in the room. Oh, and Pop Pilgrims co-host Dan Telfer! And a special appearance by my baby boy Jasper! (You may notice that the lights are a little low in the round room, both for atmosphere and to keep things cooler.) Anyway, we think this one’s epic, and we think you will, too. They Might Be Giants’ new album, Join Us, will be released on July 19. It doesn’t feature “Tubthumping,” but it’s awesome nonetheless.

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ONTD, what covers do you love? Which do you think are better than the original? Two of mine are, of course, Particle Man and Istanbul Not Constantinople by TMBG which are both covers. Fiona Apple/Rufus Wainwright covers of Across the Universe... However, my current fave is Regina Spektor covering John Lennon:



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Is America ready for Meryl vs. Glenn: THE THREEQUEL?


It's one thing not to be nominated, but to be left at the altar five times? Welcome to Glenn Close's world. Granted, it's not as depressing as Peter O'Toole's record eight nominations without a win, but it's close. Now, after two Emmys and a Golden Globe for her work on "Damages," Close is returning to the big screen with a triple shot at bringing home a long deserved Academy Award. Today, Liddell Entertainment and Roadside Attractions announced they will partner to release Rodrigo Garcia's "Albert Nobbs," starring, co-written and co-produced by Close, this fall. Yes, awards season adds another player to the mix.

Based on George Moore's novella "The Singulair Life of Albert Nobbs," the drama finds Close playing a woman passing as a man in order to survive life in 19th Century Dublin. Close is no stranger to the role having starred in an Off-Broadway run of Simone Benmussa's stage adaptation way back in 1982. This version, on the other hand, was written by Gabriella Prekop, John Banville and Close from a story by Ivan Szabo. The picture also features a stellar ensemble including Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Janet McTeer, Pauline Collins, Brenda Fricker, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Brendan Gleeson. Helmer Garcia is best known for "Nine Lives," "Mother and Child" and his debut, "Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her."

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Perfect Man Being Perfect at London Pride Parade

Former England rugby star Ben Cohen has told Pinkpaper.com that he is “delighted” to be part of today’s London Pride and believes gays should be given equal marriage rights to heterosexual couples.

Speaking at the front to the Pride parade, Cohen, who has two children with his wife Abbie, told Pinkpaper.com gay couples in the United Kingdom should be allowed to marry following New York's decision to pass gay marriage legislation.

“What’s happened in New York is very good, they campaigned against it very hard and it got passed and it's going to do wonders," he said.

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Charlie Sheen Will Be at the Gathering of the Juggalos


Insane Clown Posse's record label, Psychopathic Records, has been petitioning Charlie Sheen to appear at the Gathering of the Juggalos since May. That's the time that the fallen star of Two and a Half Men decided to bunk up with some porn stars, drink tiger blood, and lose his shit for the public to see.



Why does ICP want Sheen at the annual gathering for the remarkably different fan base? Because it would be weird.

Weird is putting it nicely. ICP fans, aptly named "juggalos" and "juggalettes," have been known to voice their displeasure with violence. The crowd threw rocks at Tila Tequila at last year's Gathering. Ms. Tequila refused to stop performing and even screamed obscenities in return.

Charlie Sheen's role at the 2011 Gathering of the Juggalos will be to introduce acts and "perform his comedy stylings." We're pretty sure he doesn't have the latter.

So what will happen to our favorite train wreck? We're postulating that the juggalos will get more dirty and dangerous, perhaps flinging their poo in fits of drug-induced rage.

Or maybe they'll favor the poor fellow the world will live in peaceful harmony.







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5 Things to Expect in Tonight's 'Teen Mom' Season 3 Premiere

Maci, Farrah, Catelynn and Amber are back and I don't know about you, but I sorta missed them. Watching Jenelle Evans for three months just made me miss the days of Farrah's whining and Amber's outrages. Anyone else?

So, in preparation for tonight, here are five things we probably should expect:

5. More fights between Amber and Gary.



Whether they're together or not, Amber and Gary are bound to argue. And sadly, the arguments ocasionally turn physical. This season, we'll see Amber buy a new place, get arrested and fight to keep her daughter, Leah.

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DONT FORGET, ITS ON TONIGHT AT 10PM EST! SEE YOU AT THE VIEWING PARTY!
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Stephanie March AND Diane Neal returning to SVU


Two of Law & Order: SVU‘s most popular ADAs — Stephanie March and Diane Neal — are headed back to the show this fall.

An SVU spokesperson confirms that the pair will return for “an undetermined number of episodes” during SVU‘s upcoming 13th season.

The news comes a week after the show tapped Danny Pino and Kelli Giddish to help fill the detective void left by Chris Meloni. Leading lady Mariska Hargitay, meanwhile, will appear in all 22 episodes, although her Benson character is expected to segue into more of a supervisory role.

Thoughts? Are you less inclined to cancel your SVU season pass now that March and Neal are returning?

www.tvline.com/2011/07/law-order-svu-stephanie-march-diane-neal/
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Update on the murder of Nicki Minaj's Cousin + Britney Spears Reaches out

Relatives of rap superstar Nicki Minaj have told RadarOnline.com that they believe the brutal shooting of her cousin Nicholas Telemaque was a case of ‘mistaken identity’.

The slaying of Telemaque, 27, during the early hours of Monday morning has left Minaj, 26, and her relatives heartbroken. He was shot close to his home in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, around 2.40 am after he left the C-PAC nightclub with a group of friends.

His cousin Carol Clarke told RadarOnline.com: “He was shot in the chest as he walked towards his car close to his home. Nicki is absolutely devastated as are all our family - she was very close to her cousin but now he has gone.

“She has reached-out to Nicholas’ mom Victoria to offer her words of comfort but she is too distraught. Nicholas was a quiet person but he could be the life and soul of the party too - he did not run with gangs or anything like that.

“His friends have told us there wasn’t any trouble that night and we believe it could have been a case of mistaken identity but the police are still investigating the case. We are still trying to make arrangements for his funeral but I will really miss him because he was a good person.”

Minaj(real name Onika Tanya Maraj) who is known for her hits like Moment 4 Life and Super Bass has taken to her Twitter to pay tribute to her cousin and post photographs of him. She wrote: “My cousin Nicholas. Also goes by Juse, or @brolicalcohilic. Murdered. Last nite. Near his home. Brooklyn, NY.” Nicholas Telemaque was rushed to Kings County Hospital but he died as a result of gunshots to his torso.
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Britney Spears tweets her support to Nicki and her family.
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Hugh Grant is sly and sneaky, should work for MI6, be given James Bond role etc



Hugh Grant has alleged that the News of the World's private investigator Glenn Mulcaire was specifically told to hack murdered Milly Dowler's phone.

The Guardian newspaper has claimed that Mulcaire intercepted messages left by relatives for the 13-year-old in 2002 on behalf of the tabloid. Dowler's family discovered that messages had been cleared, leading to false hopes that she was still alive.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4, Grant recalled how he had bugged ex-News of the World journalist Paul McMullan to discuss the phone hacking scandal. In a transcript published by the New Statesman, Grant asked McMullan if it was true that John Yates, acting deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, had been asked about the possible hacking by a parliamentary committee.
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Post inspired by THIS POST which has links to the full Milly Dowler story and [info]betgfm 's links

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'The Talk's' Julie Chen Becomes Emotional While Reading Casey Anthony Verdict On-Air



Between responses of shock, disbelief and anger, media pundits have reacted strongly to the news of Casey Anthony’s not guilty verdict. The Talk host Julie Chen had a particularly strong response, tearing up and struggling to speak on-air.

“Help me out here,” she asks her co-hosts while attempting to relay the verdict.


Anthony was acquitted of the murder of 2-year-old daughter Caylee, though she was found guilty of lying to law enforcement.

Holly Robinson Peete also became emotional during the broadcast, as she questioned the efficiency of the U.S. legal system.

“Look, our justice system works for a reason, and as upset as I am right now, [these jurors] had a job to do,” she says. “They sat down, they listened to tons and tons of droning testimony and they weighed the scales. It didn’t come up the way, from sitting out here, I thought, but we have to remember, they’re sitting sequestered for over a month without seeing their families, without watching the news, without being online, so they have a different perspective. All they see is what they’re presented with.”

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Top Five Cartoon Bands


It's been a while since I've watched Saturday morning cartoons, so I don't know if the shows are what they used to be. In my time (and believe it or not, there was a time when the best cartoons weren't on during prime time and were actually geared toward those under the age of 15) the adults making cartoons would do their best to inject a little  rock & roll into the flickering images.

Usually their efforts  came off as forced and derivative, but we were kids (read: stupid) and it spoke to us anyway. So here's a list of some of Hollywood's best tries at introducing the prepubescent world to rock as well as some of today's attempts to carry it forward for those who grew up during the golden age of Saturday morning television.
 
 
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Where Does Katy Perry Spray Her Perfume?


Look out, Duchess — there’s another Kate, er, Katy, making a mark up north. Katy Perry recently brought her first fragrance, Purr, to Canada, and so far the scent’s been a purr-fect addition to the country’s fragrance counters. “It’s been out for nine weeks and it’s been number one for nine weeks,” the singer told ET Canada while promoting the perfume in Toronto. “So it’s very exciting and I feel very loved in Canada.” Visiting our neighbors to the north on her California Dreams tour, Perry also revealed her method for wearing perfume. “I usually spray and walk through. I never spray directly on,” she said. And why? “I’ve heard certain rumors that you’re not supposed to spray directly on the skin. Then it’s not so concentrated, because everybody knows sometimes when a woman walks into a room, she can smell like her grandmother.” As for Purr itself, Perry says the fragrance is “basically me in a bottle. I think a lot of people go up and they go, ‘That’s definitely Katy Perry. This is definitely Katy Perry’s perfume.’” Describing it as “cute,” the singer said she spent time researching perfume packaging before deciding on Purr’s lavender cat-shaped bottle. “I would go into endless department stores all over the world and look at what was on the shelves,” she said. “I remember some of the Galliano perfumes that were like snow globes. I was like, ‘Well, when the perfume is finished I just want to keep this on my mantle, because it’s such a fun little tchotchke.’ So of course the outside is important.” And unforgettable, too. “It’s kind of like the Goldilocks of perfume,” she mused. “It’s not too much, it’s not too forgettable, it’s just right.”

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Jen Aniston taking a year off

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Jennifer Aniston is turning love into a full-time job!

"Jen's taking a year off from work to enjoy herself," an Aniston insider tells the current issue of Us Weekly (out now).

Indeed, a second source familiar with her schedule confirms that after Horrible Bosses and the October release of Wanderlust, the only thing on her plate is developing The Goree Girls, her production company's years-old project about singers in a women's prison.

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'Scream 4' Coming to DVD on October 4th

Anchor Bay Home Entertainment has announced DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo releases of Scream 4 for October 4th. No word on extra material for either release yet, but here's a trade advertisement with the first look at the package artwork:



News of Scream 4's DVD release follows Lionsgate Home Entertainment's announcement that they will release a Blu-ray Scream Trilogy Box Set on September 6th. The first three films in the series were released for the first time in the U.S. on Blu-ray separately earlier this year. It is unknown whether or not the films in the box set will include additional features not available in the individual releases.

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John Lennon Wasn't Closeted...

Republican.


You may have heard stories last week about John Lennon being a ‘closet Republican’ and a big fan of Ronald Reagan, despite the liberal views expressed in his songs. Well, not so much.

John’s former publicist, Elliot Mintz is trashing these claims, suggesting the man who made them – Lennon’s former assistant, Fred Seaman has a somewhat ‘unique’ view of the facts.

“From the time I met John in 1971 until the end, all the things he expressed in ‘Imagine’ were part of his belief system until the last breath of his life.” Mintz tells TMZ.

Mr. Seaman, who worked for John from 1970 until his death on December 8th, 1980, claimed Lennon was actually ‘embarrassed’ by the lyrics to ‘Imagine’ and told Fred that if he were American he would vote for Ronald Reagan because of “dissatisfaction with Jimmy Carter.”

Elliot says all these claims are ‘pure nonsense’:

“If you listen to the last recorded interviews done with John, you’ll hear him express in his own words, his own beliefs, which are virtually identical to the beliefs he held in ’71,” says Mintz.

It’s also worth noting Mr. Seaman was speaking to reporters during the launch of a Beatles documentary in which he appears. And Elliot is not unaware of the link.

“Apparently his memory was refreshed at the same time his documentary’s release date was imminent. Fred Seaman has a distorted revisionist view of history.”

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Moms approve of Kidz' Bop


Few modern songs are more disturbing to a mom than Rihanna's raunchy hit, "S&M" — especially when it's sung out loud by an 8-year-old.

The song is played ad nauseam on pop radio.

But it won't appear on "Kidz Bop 20," the latest compilation of current mega hits covered by kid singers in the bestselling CD series. Age appropriateness was the founding concept of "Kidz Bop" — a decade-old compilation series that has become something of a cultural juggernaut over the last decade, hiring tween-age singers to belt out the latest chart toppers from Katy Perry, Britney Spears and other artists and deliver them to the ears of listeners while the originals are still getting FM airplay.

Since 2001, when the series started, "Kidz Bop" has racked up 12 top-10 albums, including the last two discs. "Kidz Bop 18" and "19" have sold 720,000 copies combined in the last year. In the midst of a shaky economy at a time of decreasing overall music sales, "Kidz Bop" is defying the market. Sales are up 39% over the last two years.
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Adele single tops a million sales


Adele's Someone Like You has become the first single to sell more than a million copies this decade, the Official Charts Company said.

It spent four weeks at number one in February before bouncing back to the top of the chart for another week in March.

The song caught the nation's attention after the singer songwriter's performance at the Brit Awards in February this year.

Since 2000, only 16 singles have reached the million sales mark. The last singles to hit that were Poker Face by Lady Gaga and I Gotta Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas, both released in 2009.

In contrast to Adele, six of the million-sellers achieved this feat on the back of reality television shows such as Pop Idol and X Factor.

Will Young's Anything Is Possible/Evergreen sold 1.8 million copies after he won Pop Idol in 2002, and tops the list of this century's biggest sellers.

Adele's latest album 21 has spent 16 weeks at the top of the Official Albums Chart.

It has so far sold 2.6 million copies.
Her first album, 19, has also doubled its sales this year, with 800,000 copies.

Official Charts Company managing director Martin Talbot said: "With an almost certain Mercury Music Prize nomination and 21's first Christmas season to come, I suspect her record-breaking antics are not over yet."

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Jamie Foxx Confirms Leonardo DiCaprio in Django Unchained


Jamie Foxx is to play the titular hero in Quentin Tarantino’s hotly anticipated Western, Django Unchained.

Tarantino reportedly met with Wild Wild West's Will Smith and Thor's Idris Elba before settling on Jamie Foxx for the starring role.

And while he was being officially announced as the title star, Foxx let slip that Leonardo DiCaprio - long rumored, never confirmed - will be appearing in QT's slavery epic.

Asked what he was most excited about, Foxx said: “I think, just to be able to work with Quentin Tarantino, Samuel L Jackson, and Leonardo DiCaprio, and to be able to tell a story that needs to be told.”

He added “If you are a fan of Inglourious Basterds, I mean, you know…it’s just amazing. It should be amazing.”

Foxx's Django will swear revenge against DiCaprio's insidious plantation owner after he kidnaps his wife.

Christoph Waltz is also rumored to play Django’s bounty hunter companion but no confirmation has been made as of yet.

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RHONY Encounter: Jill Zarin and Kelly Bensimon!


As I was walking to work today (I intern at MTV in Times Square) I happened to see a bunch of cameramen and people gathered around the space right outside the NASDAQ building (on Broadway and 43rd St). I spotted a familiar looking redhead and after a split second of trying to place her, realized it was Jill from RHONY! She, Bobby, Kelly Bensimon, and Kelly's two daughters were all posing for pictures right below the NASDAQ marquee because they'd rung the stock market bell 20 minutes beforehand. At first I just stood there dumbly watching them (and listening to Jill ramble on about her appearance on 'White Collar' later tonight) until one of the security guys asked the group if anyone wanted a picture. I had my Blackberry already out, so naturally I volunteered. He was very sweet, asked me my name, and then announced "This is Lindsay, she's a fan and would love a picture." Jill and Kelly were both compliant, and actually surprisingly nice. Kelly was sweet enough to compliment my bangs, and Jill told me I better tweet the pic afterwards (which I did, and both she and Kelly retweeted it!). Overall, both women were sweet and aside from one of Kelly's daughters carrying what looked to be a relatively nice designer bag (the girl looked no older than 10), I'd say they seemed very normal. 

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Because ONTD Needs More Idris Elba

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The second season of Luther wrapped tonight on BBC. Coming to BBC America October 2011.



Episode Finale Synopsis: Luther is drawn further into criminality as he tries to cover up a suspicious death and to protect Jenny from Baba. At work, he has to deal with a killer whose every move is determined by the roll of a die.

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Joe Manganiello hits the set of White Collar on Tuesday (July 5) in New York City.

The 34-year-old True Blood actor, who filmed a scene with Matt Bomer, signed on to play a villain in a guest starring role - the news was announced in late June.

Joe plays an ex-con who’s been recently released from jail and will cause trouble when he moves in across the street from Peter and Elizabeth (played by Tim DeKay and Tiffani Thiessen).

Joe’s episodes will air in the second half of White Collar’s third season - watch for him in January!

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TayMom does something other than flashing her boobs




GOSSIP Girl tearaway Taylor Momsen shows off the ultimate rock chick accessory - boyfriend Natt Weller, son of Modfather Paul.

Taylor, 17, was spotted canoodling with Natt, 23, in the Barclaycard Wireless festival's Unwind VIP lounge after her band The Pretty Reckless played.

A source said: "They're well-matched given their joint love of black eyeliner."

Natt's sister Leah, 20, was also at the London show - along with TV host Kelly Osbourne, who was only allowed backstage after model Alexa Chung argued her case.



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Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Harry & Luna; Harry, Snape; Neville, Snatchers scenes


Four new clips from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 have been released online by Yahoo! and Warner Bros. In the first one, Harry and Luna discuss searching for Ravenclaw’s diadem, the second shows Snape querying the students on the whereabouts of Harry Potter, and in the third Neville bravely faces down hundreds of Snatchers.

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Be an extra along side King Firth and Alan Rickman!

....and unfortunately Cameron Diaz too. It pays to watch the evening news because they just had a story about Gambit being filmed in northern New Mexico and were asking for local production crews and extras.



And NO, not THAT Gambit. Sorry to disappoint the X-Men fans. This film "tells the story of British art curator Harry Deane (Firth) who devises a finely-crafted scheme to con England's richest man and avid art collector, Lionel Shabandar, (Rickman) into purchasing a fake Monet painting. In order to bait his buyer, he recruits a Texas rodeo queen (Diaz) to cross the pond and pose as a woman whose grandfather liberated the painting at the end of WWII. It is a remake of the film by the same name starring Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine.

You can go HERE to learn more about becoming an extra in the movie. Unfortunately I live in southern NM and am leaving for vacation in a week. Someone needs to do this so I can live vicariously through them!

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Emma Watson: 'Hermione is stronger than Harry Potter'

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Emma Watson has said that she sees Hermione Granger as a stronger character than her Harry Potter male counterparts.

The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows star admitted that she was grateful to author JK Rowling for creating a powerful female role model to stand alongside Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint).

"Jo wrote this incredible female role. I think unprecedented in the fact that she is not just an equal to the boys but actually, in some respects, you can see that she's a stronger fighter, a stronger witch," she told Daybreak.

"That just doesn't happen in blockbuster movies, the women just tend to be these pretty sidekicks - Hermione isn't that at all."

Asked how she felt when filming ended on Deathly Hallows, Watson revealed that she was initially "numb" before shooting her final scenes.

She explained: "I wasn't really feeling anything. It was when they said, 'That's Emma done and Rupert wrapped on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'. It just hit me and it was incredibly emotional. I cried, cried, cried, cried, cried! It was really emotional and overwhelming."

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 will hold its world premiere in London's Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square this Thursday before debuting in cinemas on July 15.

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JWoww in Maxim




She’s always been easy on the eyes, and Jenni “JWoww” Farley is proving once again why she’s one of the hottest reality television stars on the planet.

The “Jersey Shore” babe is featured in a new photo spread for Maxim magazine, and she’s not shy about sharing her ample curves with the lucky readers.

Jenni dons a corset-style getup, bra-and-panties pairing, and a black robe in the spread. She also writhes around on a bed next to a plate of spaghetti, staying in touch with her Italian roots.

As for her costar Vinny Guadagnino, it seems he may be packing his bags and calling it quits. He reportedly returned to his family’s home on Staten Island, and an inside source claims he’s “burned out” and “homesick.”


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Superman is Jesus! Sort of. Kinda.



Supergods is the new book on comics history crossed with personal memoir from acclaimed Batman writer Grant Morrison. One of the biggest comic writers ever, with stints at both Marvel and DC, Morrison is also well known for his chaos magic, drug taking, and hedonistic lifestyle.

Contained within the pages: Superman is Jesus; Alan Moore is overrated; the comic book movie trend is here to stay; Morrison has been to the 5th dimension; he's also seen Jesus; he's also met Superman; that comic stories can affect real life; that the DC universe is sentient.

And he makes all of it make perfect sense. Who can argue with - come on you can't disagree - the cutest guy in comics?!

"Morrison claims that superheroes are part of our contemporary mythology, made to be remade, able to reflect and predict the course of human lives, and all from a universe that is as real as ours. It may sound extreme, ridiculous even, but the Scotsman is keen to stress throughout that you needn't believe as he does, but to simply look at the facts.

Morrison is the rockstar of comic creators, a writer as well known for his counterculture leanings as he is for his tales starring Batman and Superman. He was at the forefront of the British Invasion of American comics back in the 80s, and since then he's hit the headlines for his use of magic and psychedelic drugs, his tendency to insult Margaret Thatcher, and a reality bending experience that took him to the fifth dimension and back. Morrison once claimed he would never write an autobiography, because no one would believe it: his life was the stuff of comic books."

Source: Full review at comicbookgrrrl.

Book is out July 19th, and Morrison will be all over Comic Con as he's one of the head honchos at DC.
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Adam Sandler To Play Dracula



Adam Sandler is gathering some scary pals for the 3D family comedy "Hotel Transylvania" for Sony Pictures Animation. Sandler will voice the lead role of Dracula in a new take on classic movie monsters.

Other famous voices include Kevin James (as Frankenstein), Fran Drescher (the Bride), David Spade (Quasimodo), Cee Lo Green (the Mummy), and Andy Samberg as Jonathan, a 21-year-old regular guy, who checks in for one unforgettable night at the Hotel. Steve Buscemi and Molly Shannon will also voice roles.

The film will be directed by animation vet Genndy Tartakovsky ("Samurai Jack," "Star Wars: Clone Wars").

Over-protective dad Dracula (Sandler) creates the five-star resort Hotel Transylvania as a secluded getaway for famous monsters and their families, including his teenage daughter, Mavis. But things start to go awry when a normal young man (Samberg) stumbles upon the hotel and falls for Mavis.

Sounds pretty bland, but the presence of Tartakovsky is promising.

Sandler was recently seen in "Just Go With it," co-starring Jennifer Aniston. He'll soon star for Sony in both title roles of "Jack and Jill," set for release November 11, 2011, and is currently shooting "I Hate You, Dad," with Andy Samberg and Leighton Meester.

Sandler's last foray into feature animation was the 2D flop "8 Crazy Nights" in 2002.

"We're thrilled to be working with Adam to create a comedic Dracula for a new generation," said Sony's Raimo-Kouyate. "We have a unique story about that iconic character, starring a phenomenal cast directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, that re-imagines Transylvania and its legendary monsters in the way that only animation can."

"Hotel Transylvania" is set to be released September 21, 2012, by Columbia Pictures.

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FIRST LOOK – Steven Soderbergh’s HAYWIRE

 

In this first look at Steven Soderbergh’s latest, HAYWIRE, we’ve got a girl with a gun, which is always pretty awesome.
Here’s some more information on the film, from our friends at Relativity:
Directed by Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) HAYWIRE stars mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Gina Carano (American Gladiators) makes her feature film debut, starring and performing her own high-adrenaline stunts. The film’s talented cast also includes Channing Tatum (GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra), Ewan McGregor (The Ghost Writer), Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class), Antonio Banderas (Desperado), Bill Paxton (Titanic), Michael Douglas (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps) and Michael Angarano (Almost Famous).

In HAYWIRE, an electrifying tale of espionage and betrayal, a female covert ops specialist (Carano), who works in the deadly world of international operatives, strikes back after discovering she’s been double-crossed by someone close to her in the agency. The film is produced by Gregory Jacobs (Ocean’s Trilogy) and written by Lem Dobbs (The Limey).

Soderbergh will be bringing HAYWIRE to Comic Con this year, and VeryAware will be there, so we’ll bring you more news on the film as soon as it breaks!

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TWO NEW 'PROMETHEUS' SET PICTURES

Back in the 1970's when Ridley Scott was in pre-production on a Dune adaptation, he tasked Swiss painter H.R. Giger with designing the planet Giedi Prime, the home to evil-ass House Harkonnen.  When that film didn't come to fruition, Scott and Giger reunited on Alien, and the surrealist delivered on the design of the titular creature and the derelict craft from which it sprang as an egg and facehugger.  Scott's returning to science fiction for the highly secretive Alien quasi-prequel Prometheus, and two new images from the set show an obvious Giger influence, with sexual imagery and spinal columns aplenty.  And guess what?  This set is really, really big.

The images first appeared at Alien Prequel News.  Sorry about the size, but when it comes to Prometheus, any substantial imagery is worth a look, no matter how small.
 
 
 
 
A plastic chair in the center of the first picture provides a sense of scale, showing how impressively huge the set actually is.

Giger has been rumored to have some involvement in Prometheus, but he's not officially connected to the film, and the suggestion that it will take place in the same universe as Alien, but without being a slavish or direct prequel means that his original designs may very not being showing up. Two-time Oscar nominee Arthur Max is serving as Scott's production designer, as he has done five times since their first collaboration on Gladiator in 2000.  It's Max's first foray into science fiction, and it looks like he's acquitting himself quite well.

Ridley Scott has assembled an intriguing cast for his first 3D feature, led by Noomi Rapace, the original Swedish The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo, who will also appear in the sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows later this year.  She's joined by Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, and unconfirmed new addition Ben Foster.

Prometheus will reveal its stubborn secrets in three dimensions on June 8, 2012. 

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'American Idol's' Pia Toscano Signs With Interscope Records


American Idol’s Pia Toscano has officially signed a recording contract with Interscope Records, THR has confirmed. She will release her debut single, “This Time,” on July 12 and perform the song as part of her set during this summer’s American Idol Live! Tour.

The track comes courtesy of Esther Dean, who has written several hit singles for Rihanna, including “S&M,” “Rude Boy” and “What’s My Name,” and is currently featured on Nicki Minaj’s smash “Superbass.” Dean wrote and co-produced “This Time,” an acoustic guitar and beat-driven track.

Toscano will continue to work on her debut album, which is due out later this year. Producer Rodney Jerkins, who has recorded three songs with Toscano, told THR in May that fans can expect a “big, diva-sounding record.”

Toscano shot the cover art for the album at Los Angeles' Smudge Studio in late June. Her official publicity photo is shown above.

Although she was voted out in ninth place, Toscano was widely regarded as a frontrunner for much of the competition. Upon her ouster, celebrities such as Tom Hanks, Jennifer Hudson and Alyssa Milano expressed their outrage on Twitter, while Ashton Kutcher told On Air With Ryan Seacrest, “I think she was probably the best pure singer on the show, and she’s got all the makings of what it means to be a star.”

Says Toscano in a statement being released on Wednesday: ““I am thrilled to be joining the Interscope and 19 Recordings family. [Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman] Jimmy Iovine was an amazing mentor during my time on Idol and I’m looking forward to working with him and everyone at Interscope Records and 19 Recordings. This is a dream come true.”

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Bob Barker Helps Save Bolivian Lions!

Former 'The Price Is Right' host Bob Barker helps lions seized from Bolivian circuses

LOS ANGELES - Three of 29 lions seized from circuses in Bolivia and airlifted to the United States, thanks in part to Bob Barker, were released today in what Animal Defenders International called the largest big-cat habitat in the country.

Bolivia became the first country in South America to outlaw the use of animals in circuses last year, and the 87-year-old former "Price Is Right" host paid for the seized animals to be airlifted to Denver, where they have spent months getting checked out by veterinarians and having their teeth fixed at the Wild Animal Sanctuary.

"This has been a landmark operation in so many ways," Animal Defenders International chief executive Jan Creamer said. "First in how ADI worked with the Bolivian authorities to orchestrate all of the seizures. It shows how a government can pass bold animal protection measures and work with a group like ADI to ensure enforcement."

Today, three of the rehabilitated lions will be released into a savannah-like habitat on the plains of eastern Colorado, with water and underground dens.


"Seeing these lions enjoying the freedom they deserve will hopefully also send a loud message that it is time to ban the use of wild animals in circuses here in the USA," Creamer said.

ADI, founded in the United Kingdom in 1990, expanded to the United States in 2006 and has offices in Los Angeles, London and Bogota, Colombia.

A total of 29 lions were airlifted to Colorado, four others to California.


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Reese Witherspon spending Independence Day weekend with her family at the beach

She's known as a prim and proper Southern belle, but it seems America's sweetheart Reese Witherspoon has been hiding a rebellious side.

The Walk the Line star, 35, unwittingly revealed a large tattoo across her stomach as she took a beach stroll in Malibu with her son Deacon, 7, and a pet dog.

She was otherwise conservatively dressed in preppy white shorts and a denim shirt, but was caught off guard when a gust of wind blew up her top.

The star was joined by her new husband Jim Toth and daughter Ava, 11, as she celebrated the Independence Day weekend.

Reese had a small blue star tattoo on the left side of her pelvis for a number of years and it appears as if the new design is covering up her old inking.






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Daisy Lowe for BAPE's Womenswear Collection ^___^

BAPE has enlisted the help of Daisy Lowe as the female face in their women’s wear launch in Europe. Lowe is a great a choice to lead the 2011 look book, considering she is a self-confessed BAPE addict. Lowe works the cute and cool look to perfection in this shoot and look out for the BAPE ladies collection, which will be available for A/W 2011 through their official website.



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An SLC Punk is directing a Fat Kid In Seattle! They need extras! ONTD, answer their call.

Matthew Lillard (SLC Punk, Scream, Scooby Doo - everyone knows those, check out What Love Is, One Of Our Own, Spooner & The Groomsmen, thank you) is directing a feature film in Seattle this summer. He's directing Fat Kid Rules The World based on the award winning young adult novel by KL Going.

FAT KID RULES THE WORLD is a story for everybody who has ever needed to find their inner rock star.
TROY BILLINGS is fat. His life sucks. He’s about to end it all by jumping in front of a bus, when MARCUS MACRAE, a charismatic punk rock superstar, tackles him to the ground and changes his life forever.

Set against the backdrop of the Seattle music scene, FAT KID RULES THE WORLD is a coming-of-age story about two dysfunctional teenagers searching for something more out of their completely hopeless existence.

They started filming TODAY in Seattle and it goes through until August 7th! I believe they are filming in Seattle as well as surrounding areas like Renton.
They are looking for background actors and extras in lots of different scenes, school, punk club, general townspeople - shoot an email with a photo and your age to extras.fkrtw@gmail.com

The film stars Jacob Wysocki, fresh off Sundance's Terri, as Troy and you'll also know him from Huge. Matt O'Leary (Brick, Natural Selection)stars as punk idol Marcus, Lili Simmons stars as Isabel.

This is a big deal for Matthew, over the weekend, he was tweeting about how he was excited and nervous. James Gunn and Seth Green have tweeted their support for him.

Mike McCready from Pearl Jam is scoring the film!

Be sure to follow the independent film on facebook at www.facebook.com/fatkidrules and on twitter as @fatkidmovie

source:www.matthewlillardonline.com
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Eminem breaking records again!




Eminem has become the first artist to sell over one million digital copies of an album.
The rap superstar's 2010 release Recovery hit the one million mark on Tuesday - almost a week after his latest release, Hell: The Sequel, hit number one on the US album charts.
In a statement, his manager Paul Rosenberg says, "Over the years we've made a concerted effort to engage Em's online fanbase, so this achievement is especially rewarding."
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Hung Takes a Transgender Turn



Hung's Thomas Jane has long maintained a "no gay sex" mandate for his male prostitute character, Ray Drecker, and "that maxim still stands," he says. But when a rival anything-goes gigolo (The Vampire Diaries' Stephen Amell) hones in on Ray's territory in Hung's third season (premiering on HBO in October), Ray inches closer to the forbidden LGBT zone. Mid-season, he'll bed down with a pre-op transgender receptionist named Kyla before contemplating a full same-sex encounter. Kyla is played by transgender actress Jamie Clayton, whose only previous TV experience was cohosting VH1's TRANSform Me.

When Thomas first got wind of Ray's new adventures, "the idea of kissing a man was not a comfortable one for him, but he did great," says creator Colette Burson, who is exploring the possibility of making Kyla Ray's full-time girlfriend in Season 4. "They had to kiss for hours. After his initial shyness, she became a woman for him."

Any insecurities Thomas had disappeared when he arrived on set. "I asked, 'So where's the guy?' and was told, 'That's her!'" he told me at the 2011 Saturn Awards. "There was this beautiful girl who blew me away."

Adds Jamie, "For them to want to do this is great! You can't keep doing vanilla-sex stuff. [Costar] Jane Adams told me she was so excited that Hung was finally doing something a little crazy."

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Glenn Close Is Going to Win An Oscar



I heard two things about Meryl Streep today. The first, I received two DMs from @dialmformovies. He said that Meryl Streep has never presented a competitive Oscar – which is interesting. He then followed it by saying not since 1990 has a woman given out the Best Pic prize. Also interesting.

Meanwhile, Sean Fergus sent in a rebuttal to Pete Hammond’s assertion that Meryl Streep in Iron Lady is the defacto frontrunner for the Best Actress prize. Pete posted an exclusive today that Glenn Close is the one who might be winning this year (FINALLY). Says Pete:
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Headlines: Greatest American actress (that isn't named Gena Rowlands) defines overdue and is COMING for her Golden Statue and Streep's head. Only otherworldly beauty Tilda poses a threat.