July 10th, 2011


Raw BTS Footage of HP:DH2 (7 Clips!)

After eight movies worth of filming this wizardly epic, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe have found themselves in the highest of heights and undertaking the craziest of stunts—but one stunt will never get old. Catch our first clip as Rupert and Emma get dunked with who-knows-how-many gallons of water! Even while soaking wet, the two actors keep it professional and never break character. Hopefully they nailed that scene in one take!

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Today is the day! I am so excited!!!
I'll be right back in the theater on Thursday at the midnight showing too. There's always something magical about midnight showings. I have been away from the internet most of the week for this very reason. I haven't watched any of the clips, trailers, interview, bts features, etc. I ruined the first film for myself by watching every little clip that came out.


Twilight's BOOBOO STEWART takes the lead in indie WHITE FROG

Twilight's BooBoo Stewart has been cast as the lead, Nick Young for Quentin Lee's low-budget film White Frog. Glee's Harry Shum Jr. will star as Nick’s older brother, Chaz. Their parents will be played by Joan Chen (Twin Peaks) and B.D. Wong (Law & Order: SVU).  Margaret Cho (Drop Dead Diva, All American Girl), Kelly Hu (The Vampire Diaries, Hawaii Five-0), Greg Sulkin (Wizard of Waverly Place, Avalon High), and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) make up most of the supporting cast.

White Frog follows Nick Young (BooBoo Stewart), a sweet Asian-American teenager with mild Asperger’s, who loses his “perfect” older brother Chaz (Harry Shum Jr.) in a car crash. In order to stay connected to Chaz, Nick digs deeper into his dead brother’s life and uncovers secrets about his older brother that threaten to tear the Young family apart.

White Frog begins shooting in almost a week. The film is being produced on a 1-million dollar budget. It will be produced by Ellie Wen of California–based Wentertainment Productions, alongside Joel Soisson of Neo Art & Logic and Chris Lee (李公明) of Chris Lee Productions.

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The fact that Kelly Hu is in the supporting cast is pretty awesome.
What do you think ONTD?

Vinny Returns to 'Jersey Shore' ... Maybe

Vinny Guadagnino -- who bailed on "Jersey Shore" last week after getting in a fight with a cast member -- is having dinner tonight with the rest of the cast, and we're told if things go well ... he might be returning to the house.

TMZ broke the story last weekend that Vinny was burned out with the show and left for good -- returning to his home in Staten Island. 

Although almost everyone affiliated with the show was none-too-sad to see him leave, apparently some have had a change of heart. We're told the cast is actually going to lobby tonight for Vinny to return.

They plan on going clubbing after dinner -- so assuming no one gets knocked out ... it could be the rapprochement that makes for a decent storyline.

Stay tuned ...


Gwyneth Paltrow being fabulous

Gwyneth Paltrow dons a bikini as she rides a jet ski with her son Moses, 5, while on vacation on Thursday (July 7) and Friday (July 8) in Porto Cervo, Italy.

The 38-year-old actress was also joined by her daughter Apple, 7, and brother Jake Paltrow aboard Steven Spielberg’s private yacht, the “Seven Seas.”

While on the yacht, Gwyneth took some time out for herself to exercise in the gym on the boat.

Last week, a topless shot of Gwyneth from the latest issue of Vanity Fair was released.

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Gaga's next video will have mermaids

"I won't tell you yet what the [next single] is, but I will say I haven't been excited about a video like this in a really long time. The relation of the video to my real life as well as my dream of the future is really what makes it so special.

"This video really challenges that idea [of living halfway between fantasy and reality and also celebrates it. It's very exciting.

"I will also say that Yuyi [Gaga's mermaid persona] is in incubation, for anyone who knows what that means. [...] I won't explain it, but all the little monsters who are super super fans will understand what I'm saying if they follow my Twitter. Yuyi may just be born in the next video."

Auprès de moi toujours

David Schwimmer's fury over Mulligan casting in An Education

DAVID SCHWIMMER has blasted "irresponsible" film bosses for casting CAREY MULLIGAN as a teenage schoolgirl in AN EDUCATION, insisting the lead role should have been given to a more age-appropriate actress. 

The star was 23 when she filmed her scenes as 16-year-old Jenny, who is romanced by an older man, played by Peter Sarsgaard, and she won an Oscar nomination for her performance. 

Schwimmer, whose new film Trust shows a teenager lured to a motel for sex by an online predator old enough to be her father, admits he was unsettled by Mulligan's casting in An Education, and has taken aim at film chiefs for not hiring a younger actress.

He tells Time Out magazine, "I think she's (Mulligan) a brilliant actress, but I think it's irresponsible casting. If you're telling a story about a minor, a 15-or-16-year-old girl who has a relationship with a 40-year-old man, I think to cast a young woman who is considerably older than that is... dangerous."

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MTV's Harry Potter World Cup ~ Matthew Lewis Gives His Predictions

Longtime "Harry Potter" actor Matthew Lewis, who starred in all eight movies as the eternally loveable if severely underestimated Neville Longbottom, joined us last week to make his pitch for why he should win the Harry Potter World Cup. But Matthew had a lot more to say about the tournament than merely assessing his own character's standing.

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Who do YOU think will win, ONTD? And how about that FOXY Matthew Lewis? Let's make this a delicious Appreciation Post, shall we? NEVILLE DESERVES LOVE!

::MODS:: Sorry about my posting fail. Sources fixed and tags in place.

Pressed Writer Claims Lady Gaga is Starving Herself, Sicker than She Claims

Writer Ian Halperin has been writing a “tell-all” book about Lady Gaga, and one of his revelations is that the star is starving herself for her career.

Halperin told Star Magazine: “Those who have worked with her on tour reported to me that Gaga barely ate for weeks at a time to fit into her costume. She is sick and obsessed with her weight.” Oh, so you mean, she’s a woman and she’s counting her calories? Gasp! If this is the most exciting thing in the book, I think I’ll just go back to watching TV.

“One friend told me Gaga will stare at herself in the mirror for hours on end, analysing and critiquing her body. It’s an unhealthy obsession.”

It is unhealthy, but that’s just what women do. You can look like Megan Fox and you’re still going to hate something about your body. Halperin also claims Gaga has sampled every drug available. Her drug use started young. Gaga has admitted her drug use in 2005. Halperin also discusses the fact that Gaga “tested borderline positive” for lupus in 2010. Gaga revealed this in June 2010, but was showing no symptoms.

Halperin says “her lupus is far worse than she lets on.” “Part of the reason she wears wigs and make-up is because her hair is falling out and she’s covered in red blotches, both side effects of the disease.” –HS


Isabelle Huppert Teaming With Hong Sang-Soo!!!!

After talking up hopes of collaborating with some the South Korea’s finest helmers during a trip to that country earlier this year, it looks like Gallic actress Isabelle Huppert has followed through with her word, now teaming with the prolific Hong Sang-soo for an mysterious, untitled project.

Production on the film is already under way with very little details currently known, however, it seems Huppert herself was coming into the collaboration a little blind as well. “I said yes because I love his movies,” she told LesInrocks. “The only thing I know [about] the project is that we will turn in a small seaside town three hours from Seoul and there are five characters.”
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her resume is ridiculous. haneke, claire denis, hong sang-soo all within 3 years of each other...

Cover for George Harrison tribute book revealed

The cover for "George Harrison: Living in the Material World" has been disclosed by the publisher, Abrams Books. (See picture at left.) The book is a companion volume to the eagerly awaited Martin Scorsese documentary on the late Beatle being produced in cooperation with his family and coming later this year.

The setting of the picture is somewhat ironic given the title of the book, but it's the type of irony that Harrison and his wry humor would have appreciated.

Here's the publisher's official description of the book:
 "Drawing on George Harrison’s personal archive of photographs, letters, diaries, and memorabilia, Olivia Harrison reveals the arc of his life, from his guitar-obsessed boyhood in Liverpool, to the astonishment of the Beatles years, to his days as an independent musician and bohemian squire. Here too is the record of Harrison’s lifelong commitment to Indian music, and his adventures as a movie producer, Traveling Wilbury, and Formula One racing fan. The book is filled with stories and reminiscences from Harrison’s friends, including Eric Clapton, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and many, many others. Among its previously unpublished riches are photographs taken by Harrison himself beginning in the mid-1960s. It is a rich tribute to a man who died far too young, but who touched the lives of millions."
Olivia Harrison is the author of the book, with Mark Holbrun, who has previously worked on books that included photos from photographers and artists including Annie Leibovitz to Lucian Freud, acting as editor. The 400-page book will have 260 illustrations, according to the publisher.


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Alexis Neiers grows up, gets sober, and surprises me tbh

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Alexis finally opens up about what sent her to rehab and what was going on behind the scenes of her E! show.
-drinking since she was 13
-abusing a whole list of prescription drugs
-admits adderall every day was not a good idea
-graduated from oxy to heroin
-speedballing cocaine and heroin daily on the Pretty Wild set
-got tired of seeing videos of her falling down in the street messed up

i was the first person to make fun of her before but after seeing this I was pleasantly surprised. She seems to be taking her sobriety seriously. I applaud anyone who tries to get sober tbh. IDK, what do you think?
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Freida Pinto surprised by James Franco’s ‘unique’ acting style

Freida Pinto was initially 'surprised' by James Franco's style of acting.

The actress stars alongside the actor in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and while, at first, she was taken aback by his methods, she started to learn from him.

She said: "He's got his own unique and distinctive style of acting. It's not conventional at all. It does take you by surprise initially, but it's all about being flexible and trying to understand how another actor works. I found a lot of things in his acting style that I could pick up and learn from."

The Slumdog Millionaire beauty says she was drawn to star in the film because it humanised chimpanzees.

She explained to Total Film magazine: "I play a primatologist and I have dedicated my entire life to chimpanzees. Caroline is the voice of reason but it's a nice voice of reason without being preachy. "It appealed to me because I never felt like I was reading a script about chimpanzees. I just felt like there was some humanising there."


Vinny Back in 'Jersey Shore' House

Apparently the "Jersey Shore" cast enjoys a big pain in the ass, because we've learned Vinny has returned!

As TMZ reported Saturday night, Vinny and the cast went to dinner and a club last night, in an effort to heal the deep psychological wounds between them -- and apparently it worked. Vinny was spotted as he made his way into the house (above) ... carrying a bag of laundry.

We broke the story ... Vinny stormed out of the house a week ago and returned to his home on Staten Island, vowing never to return to the show.

What's interesting ... at the time he left the cast, crew and producers were happy about it -- or at least they said they were -- because he was a pain in the ass.

Maybe it was a story line, maybe it was just fickle silly youth -- Jersey has just regained the glory of Vinny.


BAFTA Brits to Watch Gala

Several celebs grace the red carpet at the BAFTA Brits to Watch Gala held at the Belasco Theatre on Saturday (July 9) in Los Angeles.

Prince William, who was elected the fifth president of BAFTA in February 2010, will attend the event with his wife Kate as a part of their North American tour.

The event will allow 42 British actors, directors, producers, and other industry professionals to rub shoulders with Hollywood executives.

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Kate Hudson gives birth to a boy!

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Turns out Kate Hudson's hunch that she was having a girl was wrong. The actress, 32, and her fiancé, Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy, welcomed a "healthy baby boy" on Saturday in Los Angeles, Hudson's rep tells PEOPLE.

Hudson has a 7½-year-old son, Ryder Russell, with her ex-husband, Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson.

This is Bellamy's first child.

Ann Coulter LOL

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson apologized Saturday for using a gay slur during a Sirius XM radio interview on June 30.

A more combative Jackson said Friday night on Twitter: "WANNA BRING ME DOWN BUT IM OK!! THEY TRYIN KNOCC ME OFF BUT IM STILL ON!!"


And finally, Jackson tweeted, "I am sorry for using words that I know to be hurtful and unacceptable in a recent radio interview. Intolerance is unacceptable and I apologize to anyone I have offended. ... I have made a mistake and would like to make it clear that words I used meant no disrespect to the Gay and Lesbian community."

Whatever, jackass. In other news, Rappers all over the US are on the hunt to find and skin members of the Cullen Family with the world shortage of diamonds coming to a critical point.


Dave Chappelle's Comeback

 The venerable comedian has been popping up at 'secret' stand-up shows, doing bits about his own crazy history. Touré reports from one such show and finds a slow-burn comeback in the making.

For years Chappellologists have talked about Dave’s secret shows, the pop-up appearances. “Did you hear about the one in San Francisco that lasted six hours?” “He did a set in Tokyo?” “I heard he did a 5 a.m. show in Chicago.” We dream of catching a Chappelle stand-up performance because he was one of the best stand-up comedians of his generation and because of the sense of mystery that’s engulfed him after he suddenly left Chappelle’s Show in the middle of the third season. Like Lauryn Hill and Bobby Fischer, he abandoned the stage at the top of his game with genius and potential to burn, leaving behind so many questions. Why did he leave? Would he ever come back? No one knew, but maybe, if you could see him do stand-up, you could somehow find an answer. Or at least catch a glimpse of the great artist at work once more. And then someone whispered in my ear: “Dave might be at the Comedy Cellar tonight. The 1 a.m. set. Maybe.” Whoa.

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'Zookeeper' Premiere Picketed By PETA, Critiqued By Film Critics

The film 'Zookeeper' faced a controversial premiere. While celebrities such as Kevin James and Rosario Dawson celebrated their movie, animal rights activists picketed it.

Patch reports that on Wednesday, activists protested the premiere over animal abuse allegations. Tweet, the giraffe, collapsed and died after wrapping his 'Zookeeper' scenes. According to PETA, "Tweet spent the last few months of his life confined to a 20-foot-by-20-foot stall, which was barely large enough for the 18-foot-tall giraffe to lie down in. In their natural habitat, giraffes live in vast home ranges of up to 400 square miles." The claim has been refuted by the American Humane Association.

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I am not a PETA supporter for many reasons but I'm with them on this one after I see the video of elephant abuse. I wanted to post this because the story of Tweet the giraffe and the abuse that Tai faced is just so horrifying and needs to be told. Please click here if you want to see the "training" footage from Have Trunk Will Travel. I will go see Rise of the Apes 1,000 times if it means no more animals in movies!!! Rupert Wyatt on animals and movies: [I] wanted to send a message to other studios that in this day of advanced computer animation, there’s no need to stress out real animals for filmmaking, and that Fox Studios was working with The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund to draw awareness to animal experimentation in labs around the world.

BTW Tweet is the same giraffe from the Toys R Us ads

RIP Tweet 1991 - 2009

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Witnesses: Hines Ward Didn't Look Drunk to Us

Witnesses at two different Georgia bars tell TMZ ... they spotted Hines Ward just hours before he was arrested for DUI ... and they all say the "DWTS" champ showed no signs of being drunk.

TMZ spoke with employees and patrons at two places -- Oasis Gentleman's Club and Buckhead Bottle Bar & Restaurant.

A witness at Oasis (an establishment where young ladies work to put themselves through nursing school) tells TMZ ... Hines was not drinking heavily, did not want to be bothered, and seemed genuinely "disinterested." The witness said Ward was only there from 9-10:00 PM

The lovely young lady who answered the phone at Oasis confirmed she saw Ward that night.


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Baby Girl Beckham has arrived

 Victoria and David Beckham Welcome a Daughter

Victoria Beckham finally has a little girl to dress up.

The pop star-turned-fashion designer and her soccer star husband David Beckham welcomed a daughter at 7:55 a.m. Sunday in Los Angeles

The parents of three sons – Brooklyn, 12, Romeo, 8½, and Cruz, 6½ – announced they were expecting a girl in March.

"Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz are excited to welcome their new baby sister to the family," says Beckham spokesperson Jo Milloy.

The girl weighed 7 lbs., 10 oz., and was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. No name was announced.

In order to get ready for the new addition, Victoria, 37, had a pink-themed baby shower in May.

As if this little girl would have been stuck wearing blue hand-me-downs.

"Obviously, having three boys, you kind of expect another one, so finding out a little girl is in there is surprising, but, obviously, we are over the moon," said David, 36, after the pregnancy was announced.

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Of note:
*The Zookeeper did 10million less than Paul Blart for opening weekend, sorry Kevin James, losing weight = losing money for u.
*Horible Bosses made more in opening weekend than The Switch (also with Aniston and Bateman) made in its entire run (by $1 million more. It also was released in 1000 more theaters.
*Also on an Aniston note, it opened in 500 less theaters, and $1 million less than Just Go With It, her last release with Adam Sandler.
All stats from BoxOfficeMojo, commentary/analysis is all mine.

ONTD, What did you do this weekend?

Went to see the norwegian mockumentary Trollhunter last night, it was faboo! Strongly recommend it if you can see it, I think it may have already leaked online. Going to the theater tonight for God of Carnage.

Jade Puget Is Engaged

After dating for over six years, it seems that Blaqk Audio and AFI guitarist Jade Puget has popped the question to his girlfriend Marissa Festa. Marissa recently tweeted the following:

And speaking of Blaqk Audio, Jade Puget and Davey Havok's new album "Bright Black Heaven" is expected to be released in the near future.


Hot, Hotter, Hottest

Tim DeKay, Matthew Bomer, and Sharif Atkins are spotted taking a break on the set of White Collar in New York on Wednesday (July 6). Hmmm, I wonder whose chair Matt stole? He’s supposed to be sitting in the one marked Neal Caffrey.

Matt and Tim were also seen on set last week as well – check out those pics here.

In an interview with E! last month, Matthew had an amusing thing to say about his character Neal . . . he’s a ‘man ho’!:

“Neal is just a man ho who’s scared of real intimacy and wants to live on the edge. One of the things about the con artist lifestyle is that all the romance is sort of sloppy and fast and loose. The intimacy is sort of easy and fast because ultimately the stakes are really high and you gotta get in and get laid while you can and get out.”

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'Hangover II' Star Ken Jeong Becomes a Billion-Dollar Star

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“The times, they are a-changin’,” says Ken Jeong, the unlikely star whose movies 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' and 'The Hangover Part II' collectively broke the billion-dollar mark this week in global grosses. His new comedy 'Zookeeper' is expected to add another $20 million domestically when it opens this weekend.

Times sure are changing for Jeong, a shortish, roundish 41-year-old doctor who moonlighted at standup comedy clubs and first won fame as the angry gangster Mr. Chow, who pops out of a car trunk in the first 'Hangover' film in 2009 and returned in the sequel.

“Ken is one of the most fearless comic actors I’ve ever worked with,” 'Hangover' director Todd Phillips tells The Hollywood Reporter. “There’s such a danger to him. Anything can happen when you see him in a movie, and audiences feel that. I’d envisioned Mr. Chow as an older character, but I saw a YouTube video Ken made and said, 'We’ve got to see this guy.' In the script, we had him in slacks with no shoes or shirt. Ken said, ‘Y’know, maybe it would be funny if I did it naked.’ We slipped a nudity waiver under his door, ‘cause we were shooting it the next day. Ken will do anything. It’s one of the all-time great comic entrances.”

“Leaping from the trunk was his chest-burster moment,” says Roger Ebert’s Movie on Demand blogger Jeff Shannon, referring to the monster that shockingly bursts through a man’s chest in 'Alien.' “Nobody saw it coming.” Now you see Jeong everywhere – hosting the Billboard Music Awards, collecting the Breakout Comedy Star of the Year award at the July 29 Just for Laughs comedy conference and playing the mad Spanish teacher Senor Chang on NBC’s 'Community', whose third season begins in September. “I never thought Mr. Chow would be someone we’d bring back in a sequel,” says Phillips. “I’m not sure we’re gonna make 'Hangover 3,' but if there was one he would absolutely be in it.”

“He’s blowing the lid off of politically correct politeness,” says Shannon. “He’s also doing comedy that has nothing to do with his ethnicity [Korean-American].” Says Phillips, “He likes to play with comedy stereotypes. There’s a funny outtake in 'Hangover II' when he says, ‘Alan [Zach Galifianakis], you’re using the chopsticks all wrong, it’s offensive to Chinese people!’ In 'Hangover,' when Alan falls out of the car, Ken did a totally improvised line, ‘Ah, ha! It’s funny, because you’re fat!’ It wouldn’t have been funny if Bradley [Cooper] said it, but it’s funny because he’s fat.”

Jeong, who played an irritable doctor in 2007’s 'Knocked Up,' practiced as a real one on his dehydrated colleagues on Hangover II’s Bangkok set. “He was like an on-set medic,” says Phillips. Jeong also made an amusing video for the American Heart Association, showing how the disco hit “Stayin’ Alive” provides precisely the right 100-beat-a-minute tempo to perform CPR and save heart-attack victims’ lives. “Another One Bites the Dust” will work, too.

Jeong’s career isn’t about to bite the dust – in fact, he can’t escape his newfound fame. “There’s always someone yelling out a Chowism,” he told Conan O’Brien. “A middle-aged man in a convertible is staring at me deadpan. I’m at an ATM. He goes, ‘Toodle-oo!” But with one sci-fi smash, a buddy comedy, a family comedy, and a cult TV show going, we won’t be saying “Toodle-oo” to Ken Jeong anytime soon.

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'Game of Thrones' Author Still Planning Book Seven to be Series' End


If "Game of Thrones" ultimately does decide to air a season for every one of George R.R. Martin's fantasy novels, we now have yet another affirmation that everything will end following the seventh installment.

Speaking in a new interview, Martin (whose fifth book in the series entitled A Dance with Dragons will hit stores in July) reaffirmed what he has said a few times in the past -- that he is still hoping to have his series end with the seventh book:

"Yes. Seven kingdoms, seven gods, seven books. Seven seems fitting, but until I get out of book six, I’m not sure. I won’t have a chance to start working on book six until next year."

There is one interesting wrinkle to this story when it comes to production of the HBO show. Since there is a new season presumably airing every year at the moment -- and Martin took six years to publish the latest book in the series -- we could have the show catching up with the source material a bit too fast.

What do you think "Thrones" should do if they do end up catching up to Martin's work?


I just finished the first book and am starting on the second. Which book is the best, ONTD?

Another mysterious clip recorded outside The Queen of Pop's apartment + first single rumors

A third clip recorded outside of Madonna's London apartment is now making the rounds on the web. The clip is in bad quality and it's hard to make out the words, but fans are certain this indeed is Madonna's voice.

Listen here

The two clips who appeared two days ago are in better quality. All clips were uploaded by the same twitter user. Listen here.

Imagine if she’s just trolling us. “Let me blast this demo we did for ‘Music’ back in the day. That’ll get them hyped up trolololololol”.


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"X-Men: FC" and "Thor" screenwriters discuss their movies (and the beautiful people in them)

Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, the two main screenwriters of the tasty "Thor" and "X-Men: First Class" films that have made such a sexy mark on Marvel Movie Summer 2011, sat down with Steve Weintraub over at Collider.com to discuss said movies (and said sexiness of said movies).

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Okay so it's clear where my own interests lie w/r/t this interview, BUT since 80% of it is, after all, about Thor (and possible sequels), THOR FANS ARE OFFICIALLY INVITED TO THIS PARTY POST

Together, our helmeted hotnesses could rule the cosmos

Radiohead – The King of Limbs: Live From The Basement

Radiohead‘s second performance in support of The King of Limbs comes in the form of a 55-minute in studio broadcast called Radiohead – The King of Limbs: Live From The Basement. Filmed and recorded by the From The Basement team, which includes longtime Radiohead collaborator Nigel Godrich, and distributed by the BBC, the program is being aired on various television networks across the globe, beginning in Spain this weekend. Not surprisingly, the entire thing has made its way onto YouTube and you can watch it in full below.

The King of Limbs: Live From The Basement will premiere in the U.S. on Palladia on July 23rd. Additional airing information can be found here.

Radiohead – The King of Limbs: Live From The Basement Setlist:
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Little By Little
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Morning Mr Magpie
Give Up The Ghost

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hackgate unhacked: The truth about working for News International

Insider reveals: 'PR men would think up a story and Rebekah's Sun and News of the World would run it, word for word. Some were complete fiction '

Brooks with ex-PM Tony Blair
In light of the phone-hacking scandal in which journalists from the NOTW were alleged to have bribed police and hacked the phones of murder victims, their families and the families of fallen soldiers, a former employee has a chat with the Mail...

There was fury at News International when journalists discovered that the 200 staff of the News of the World were to be sacrificed to save the career of Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks.
Here one Murdoch insider, whose identity is known by The Mail on Sunday but who has been guaranteed anonymity, describes what it is like working for Mrs Brooks...

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Halle Berry Calls 911 Over Intruder ... AGAIN

Halle Berry called 911 today -- the second time she's done so this weekend -- after she once again spotted an intruder on her property.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... when they arrived on scene, the intruder was gone. We're told three cars -- and even a helicopter -- showed up to investigate.

As we first reported, Halle got freaked out on Saturday when she spotted a man roaming around her property. The man in question could be a paparazzo ... as photogs are known to camp out on her block, waiting for a shot.


Ryan O'Neal sued over Andy Warhol Farrah Fawcett art

Actor Ryan O'Neal is being sued by the University of Texas over the ownership of an Andy Warhol portrait of his late longtime companion, Farrah Fawcett.

The university has asked a Los Angeles judge to order the Oscar-nominated star to hand over the painting it claims the actress bequeathed its Austin campus.
O'Neal's spokesman said the portrait was one of two Warhol made of the Charlie's Angels star in 1979.
Arnold Robinson added the legal action was "completely ridiculous".

The university had hired investigators to track down the Warhol portrait,. However, its whereabouts was discovered after O'Neal's current reality TV show revealed it to be hanging above his bed at his Malibu home.

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In a statement, Mr Robinson said the university had known for more than a year that the actor had the painting, which is thought to be worth $30m (£18.7m).

"Ryan O'Neal's friendship with Andy Warhol began 10 years prior to his meeting Farrah Fawcett," Robinson wrote. "When Ryan introduced Andy to Farrah, Mr. Warhol chose to complete two portraits of her, one for Ms. Fawcett and one for Mr. O'Neal. Mr. O'Neal looks forward to being completely vindicated in the courts."

The university's lawsuit claims O'Neal may be holding onto other pieces from Fawcett's art collection that she wanted the university to have after her June 2009 death. Fawcett attended the University of Texas at Austin in the 1960s, according to the complaint.

"The enduring value and public interest in the Warhol portraits is a testament not only to Mr. Warhol's talent and artistry, but also to Ms. Fawcett's status as a cultural icon," the lawsuit states.

The University of Texas wants O'Neal to purchase insurance for the painting and properly preserve it so that it can be turned over to the university if the lawsuit succeeds. It also seeks undetermined financial damages from O'Neal, but states the Fawcett portrait is priceless.

"Mr O'Neal looks forward to being completely vindicated in the courts." It is also seeking undetermined financial damages from the Love Story actor, but states the Fawcett portrait is priceless.  "The enduring value and public interest in the Warhol portraits is a testament not only to Mr Warhol's talent and artistry, but also to Ms Fawcett's status as a cultural icon," the university said in legal papers. "The Warhol portrait is an irreplaceable piece of art for which legal damages could not fully compensate."

The legal action also claims the actor may be holding on to other pieces from Fawcett's art collection that she wanted the university - which she attended in the 1960s - to have after her death.

Farrah Fawcett died of cancer in June 2009, aged 62.



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Anna Paquin's first kiss was on camera

The actress is best known for playing Sookie Stackhouse in American vampire drama True Blood, which also stars her husband Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton.

Anna has been acting for many years, winning an Oscar for her role in The Piano when she was 11. She’s grown up in front of the lens, even experiencing some key teenage moment while being filmed.

“My first kiss was the summer I turned 15. I was filming A Walk on the Moon – the kiss was on camera and scripted,” she told UK magazine InStyle.

Stephen and Anna are incredibly close and their romance has gone from strength to strength since they tied the knot last year. They enjoy spending time together, with Stephen admitting his wife’s eclectic dress sense is one of the things he loves about her.

“She’s ballsy, you know?” he explained. “She’ll do elegant one night, then something else the next and I love how she does it. I love watching her create what she’s gonna do.”


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Orlando Bloom Intimidated by Los Angeles


Orlando Bloom has admitted to being scared by Los Angeles in the early days of his career.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star recalled being stunned by how "big and intimidating" the city looked when he jetted out to film the Lord of the Rings trilogy in New Zealand.

"My first overriding memory of LA is flying out to New Zealand to do Lord of the Rings and looking out of the window of the plane thinking it looked big and intimidating," he told Bang Showbiz. "A bit scary really - just so vast and bustling."

Bloom further explained that he had always been more comfortable in the wilderness, declaring: "I love being close to nature and being outdoors, so I would have to say my favorite part of LA is the hills or the canyons, which are great for mountain biking."

Bloom's Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson confirmed in May that the actor would reprise his role as elf warrior Legolas in The Hobbit.

The 34-year-old became a father for the first time in January, when his wife Miranda Kerr gave birth to their son Flynn.


Going to L.A. to visit my sister at the end of the month and I can't wait. I love it there. Favorite cities, ONTD?
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is tracy anderson making celebs too skinny?

LeAnn Rimes revealed a sizzling bod in a hot-red bikini on the beaches of Cabo San Lucas this past weekend. The newlywed enjoyed some sun and tuned into Twitter to reveal her workout secrets - and hopefully douse flaming accusations over her "scary skinny" body.

LEANN: "TRACY ANDERSON KICKS YOUR BUTT!" - “I'm gonna have to sit on my butt tonight after the @GoTracy workout I just endured!!” LeAnn posted on Friday. “My butt KILLS,” she said. Adding, “Tracy Anderson kicks your butt!”

She does. Which is probably why her entire celebrity clientele list has been accused of looking emaciated and super thin. Anderson's "The Method" workouts have been touted by long-time client and devotee, Madonna, and celebrity actress Gwyneth Paltrow - both of whom have been bullied for looking too thin. In the case of Paltrow, she's been pegged as downright "skelatal."

I am completely healthy!” Rimes tweeted in her own defense after coming under attack. “If people only saw how much I ate…I know how healthy I am, so really that’s all that matters.”

Other Tracy Anderson celeb clients who’ve been tackled for showing off skin and bones? Shakira, Jennifer Aniston and Kelly Ripa.


jillian michaels & tracy anderson are the holy grails of fitness imo
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Coheed and Cambria Bassist Arrested Before Gig

Michael Todd, the bassist for the band Coheed and Cambria, was arrested for armed robbery after he allegedly held up a Walgreens by claiming he had a bomb ... and this all went down right before they played a show!

According to police in Attleboro, MA ... Todd showed a pharmacist a cell phone note that said he had a bomb and demanded Oxycontin. He made off with six bottles of pain pill and fled via taxi.

But police say he was spotted in the cab and police were able to track it via the dispatcher ... to the Comcast Center where Coheed and Cambria were set to open up for Soundgarden.

Police said Todd was arrested without incident after he was identified by the cab driver, the pharmacist and by store surveillance video.

Todd was charged with armed robbery and unlawful possession of prescription narcotics. He is being held on $10,000 bail and will be arraigned on Monday morning.

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Quote: couldn't you wait till after your gig? God damn.

Celebrity Playlist: Demi Lovato's Favourite Songs

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Demi Lovato may have been marketed as yet another adorably perky Disney star, but the Dallas, Texas native is an accomplished singer-songwriter who has drawn from a host of diverse influences, from pop rock colleagues like Britney to more obscure metal bands like Dimmu Borgir.

Yes, metal: In 2008, Lovato told MTV she was going through something of a metal phase, gushing of the genre, "It's so completely different from anything else. You've got vocals that I can't do, the double bass drums, the incredible guitar solos … every part of the band does more difficult stuff than your average rock band does. I listen to these bands, and I wish I could do all of that, but I can't."

But don't expect to hear Demi thrash on her upcoming album. She's shifted into a hipster hip-hop phase, tweeting enthusiastically about the likes of Kreayshawn and Odd Future. Perhaps she was turned on to their tunes by megaproducer Timbaland, with whom she's collaborating on a new track. Maybe she'll even rap...she has admitted to busting out the Eminem for karaoke (she counted his anthem "Not Afraid" among the tunes that help her to stay strong in her fight against self-image issuesCollapse )

ONTD- What are some of your favourite songs right now?

'Moves Like Jagger' Video - FIRST LOOK!

Christina Aguilera rocks out with a shirtless Adam Levine during the video shoot for their song “Moves Like Jagger” on Friday (July 8) in LA. The video also features the song’s inspiration, the legendary Mick Jagger, according to Us Weekly.


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...and why was the "Christina Aguilera" tag removed from "Top Tags".

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Scientology is "scary and pathetic"

That's Placido Domingo Jr's reaction to the "attacks" he says he's under after leaving Scientology.

The composer son of famed tenor Placido Domingo calls Scientology "scary and pathetic" in the ways it has been treating him since his decision to leave the controversial religion.

It began, Domingo told Village Voice when he was ordered to "disconnect" from his ex-wife Samantha and only communicate with their three daughters via an attorney.

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'Watch The Throne': Inside Jay-Z's Private Listening Session

The rapper previewed his highly anticipated collaboration with Kanye West for a few lucky journalists in New York City. Jay-Z held a private listening session for Watch the Throne, his highly anticipated collaborative album with Kanye West, Thursday, July 7 in New York City.

Kanye West and Jay-Z Offer 'Watch the Throne' Pre-Order

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Prince Albert & Charlene are Staying in Separate Hotel Rooms, in Separate Hotels


Since her passport was taken away after the THIRD time she tried to escape her wedding, Charlene Wittstock now finds herself Her Serene Highness, Princess Charlene of Monaco, forced to spend her honeymoon awaiting the paternity test on what will likely be her new husband’s third illegitimate child (that we know of), conceived during Charlene and Albert’s relationship. So Albert took Charlene to her home country, South Africa, for their honeymoon, almost like he’s tempting fate that she will again try to pull a runner, this time into the arms of her countrymen. Instead of spending their honeymoon enjoying each other, Charlene and Albert have done a series of public events, and Charlene has worn black for nearly everything, almost like she’s trying to signal that she’s in mourning. Unfortunately, we don’t have any photos from the honeymoon - you can see some here. She still looks pretty sad. And we got a tip from a South African news agency - their sources claim that Charlene and Albert aren’t even sleeping in the same room. Scratch that - they aren’t even staying in the same hotel!

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20 Things You Might Not Know About 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'

Confession time: I saw 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' in the theater when I was 4 ... and it scared the daylights out of me. All those horrible things happening to the kids -- especially Augustus Gloop nearly drowning in the chocolate river, then getting trapped in that tube -- haunted my dreams.

As an adult, however, I was able to watch the film again and pick up on its sly humor, particularly Gene Wilder's subtle, mischievous performance, as well as in the film's satire of the adult world as being just as greedy, grasping, and gluttonous as the world of candy-grabbing children. Nowadays, I thoroughly enjoy watching the movie, which wasn't the movie I thought it was at all.

As it turns out, the beloved cult favorite that we've enjoyed for four decades now (it just had its 40th anniversary) isn't the movie any of us thought it was. There are a lot of things people don't know about the familiar film, from its origins as a candy infomercial to its links to 'The Omen,' the 1972 Summer Olympics and the Boston subway system.

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lol my favorite is the charlie card boston thing - I had no idea!
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Comic-Con 2011: 'Chuck's' Zachary Levi (Q&A)

With hundreds of thousands of people attending San Diego Comic-Con every year and the July 20-24 event quickly approaching, The Hollywood Reporter chatted with the big names in television to discuss their favorite memories and tips for attending the annual event. THR’s Live Feed will talk Comic-Con with actors, writers and producers in the days leading up to the event so check back soon for interviews and the latest news on panels and screenings.

Zachary Levi
Geek Cred: Chuck
Comic-Con panel: Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m. Ballroom 20.

THR: What stands out from your first Comic-Con?
Levi: This will be our fifth Comic-Con and the first year, Chuck hadn’t aired yet. They screened our pilot episode in a smaller hall to about 2,000 people and we got a standing ovation. It was amazing to feel that love from Day 1. We knew that the fans were with us from that point.

THR: What’s the best thing a fan has said to you at Comic-Con?
Levi: I’ve had parents thank me for being a part of the show because the family watches the show together. It hearkens back to what entertainment used to be -- when families would sit around a radio or television in its infancy.

THR: What makes for a successful panel?
Levi: The most badass panel Chuck had was when Jeffster performed “Fat Bottomed Girls.” Everybody went crazy; it was like we were the Beatles at Shea Stadium.

THR: What questions do you recommend fans not ask during panels?
Levi: Don’t ask about spoilers.

THR: If you were to attend in costume, what would it be?
Levi: This year I was thinking about dressing up like a Stormtrooper so I could go walk along the floor.

THR: What are you planning this year for Comic-Con?
Levi: I started a company last year called the Nerd Machine. Being a fellow nerd, I saw that there was no brand for nerds for accessories like iPhone cases, etc. This year, I’m throwing a giant four-day event in San Diego called the Nerd HQ. It’s going to be an interactive experience with video games, technology and panels but more intimate than Comic-Con with proceeds benefiting Operation Smile. All this will be on top of the Chuck panel and signings.

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The 25 Greatest Quotes from the Harry Potter Films

As we sadly await the last Harry Potter installment Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 to open in theaters July 15, Harry Potter-ites begin their own journey to the end. To commemorate the last decade with Harry, Hermione, Ron and all the beloved Harry Potter characters, here are 25 of the best quotes from the last seven films.

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What are your favorite quotes from the series, ONTD? This list is severely lacking in quality gold quotes from the series that deserve some recognition in the comments.


Taylor Momson Would Probably Love These Girls (NSFW)

Unique idol unit BiS (“Brand-new idol Society“) recently released the music video for their first official single, “My Ixxx” on YouTube, and gained over 200,000 view in a very short amount of time.

The reason for the sudden interest in this fairly unknown group lies in the fact that three of the four girls are found sprinting, playing, and singing in a lush forest without wearing any clothes at all.

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I thought the "nudity" was actually done tastefully and the paint scene reminded me of what's used in India's festival of colors.

Meryl Streep Gears Up for Awards Season in “The Iron Lady” Teaser

Ever since it was announced that Meryl Streep was set to embody Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady,” awards pundits started placing their bets. The Weinstein Company are banking on Streep cleaning up by releasing the Phyllida Lloyd (“Mamma Mia!”) directed drama at the height of awards season in the U.S. on December 16th.

Below get your first glimpse at Streep in action as Great Britain’s ‘80s-era maverick Prime Minister. She doesn’t appear until the end of the teaser, but it’s definitely worth waiting for the big reveal.


Interested in this movie? What are your thoughts on Streep as Thatcher? How well do you think she will do in awards season?
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Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, and Matt Lewis at Daniel Radcliffe's How to Succeed musical

Since no one else posted it. Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, and Matt Lewis - Ron, Draco, and Neville in HP - went to see Dan Radcliffe's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Saturday night (pretty much the last three primary HP actors left). Pics of them in Dan's dressing room below (with bonus awesome Rupert shirt). All four of them are incredible in Deathly Hallows 2.

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Viral sensation HyunA headed to London & Brazil, "Bubble Pop!" most watched video of the week!

Last week we told you about how South Korean pop star HyunA had become a viral sensation thanks to her sexy new music video "Bubble Pop!", which became the most watched Youtube in the world on its day of release.

The success of "Bubble Pop!" is still going strong, with the saucy clip becoming the most watched music video of the whole week on Youtube, and the second most viewed video from all categories! "Bubble Pop!" now has over five million views, making it more watched than Beyonce's latest video "Best Thing I Never Had", which also dropped last week. 

If you're one of HyunA's many international fans, then you'll be happy to know that her record label Cube Entertainment have just confirmed that they're aiming to bring HyunA and her girl group 4minute to London this November as part of the United Cube concert. The label are also investigating dates in Brazil, in addition to their already scheduled stops in South Korea and Japan. 

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Wow more views than Beyonce that's crazy! Go HyunA!

Scalpers are trying to steal our childhood...HP:DH2 tickets are on sale for $60 on Craigslist

It's official: Tickets for Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 are already being sold on Craigslist and at least one local cinema is offering a special package deal.

The debut of the final installment of the epic saga is a week away, but fans haven't gobbled up all the seats at theaters in the Chicago area as enthusiasm is expected to grow.

Some people are looking to cash in on the desire of series devotees and others to be among the first to see the movie.
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Diehard book fans will not be disappointed.
That's all I can say!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I LOVED it.
Farewell, Childhood (technically my early teen years)...LoL

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Michelle Branch Talks About Her Love Of Whole Foods, Her Comeback, New Tour, And New Album

Looks like she's ready for her comeback in the music scene! Michelle Branch chatted about grocery shopping, being on tour with The Goo Goo Dolls, and her new album.

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If there’s one thing that we love most about Michelle Branch, it’s that her music is consistently good. She doesn’t try to blend in with the different music trends that come and go, like some artists do. There aren’t any gimmicks. It’s just good pop music. Over the years, she’s tried different genres of music, from her trademark pop-rock sound, to the country sound of her group, The Wreckers, and showed that she’s a real musician by mastering them all effortessly.

For her new album, West Coast Time, she’s going back to her pop-rock roots. The album’s first single, “Loud Music,” which was co-written by Jim Irvin, Julian Emery, and Michelle, has an old school vibe, similar to her first album, but still sounds fresh and exciting. “It turns me on when you dial it up all the way to 11,” Branch sings in this guitar driven track. The 80′s style song has us bobbing our heads along with its catchy lyrics and breezy sound. The song sounds even better when it’s played well, loud!

We got the oppurtunity to chat with The Grammy Award winning singer on the second day of her summer tour with The Goo Goo Dolls. We’re big fans of hers, and we’re really excited that she’s back in the music scene! We talked about her being on tour, her new music video, and her new album. We also had a hilarious conversation about how much she loves tweeting and grocery shopping.


Britney Spears = FAIL


This may shock and surprise you, but a concert tour featuring a slightly overweight mother of two on anti-depressant meds is not exactly going well. From the National Enquirer:

Britney Spears' much-hyped Femme Fatale Tour is a huge flop - but no one wants to tell her! Shielded by her handlers - particularly her conservator/dad Jamie and her former agent-turned-fiance Jason Trawick - the 29-year-old pop princess has no idea that her new concert series is bombing with reviewers or that tickets to the show are being sold at a deep discount by the coupon website Groupon.

"Britney thinks everything is going great," said an insider. "She's clueless!" While the dance-heavy tour opened in Sacramento to a capacity crowd, the truth is that Groupon had sold a large number of tickets at nearly half-price! And in some areas of the country, Groupon didn't even sell out their one-day offers to Britney's show.
Funny that Britney is selling her tickets through a site that also sells $25 worth of credit at Joe's House 'o' Fried Things for only $10. It's like it was always meant to be.

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Cheryl Cole heads to LA, taking time off and visiting the Beckhams

Cheryl Cole is to spend time with the Beckhams in Los Angeles after Victoria gives birth.

Cheryl Cole is reportedly to spend time with the Beckhams in Los Angeles after Victoria gives birth. The former X Factor judge is currently in America on holiday with her Girls Aloud bandmate Kimberley Walsh.

Despite being axed from the US X Factor, Cheryl is said to be "delighted" to be back in the States. Cheryl is viewing her trip as a well deserved "treat" after her recent traumas.

It is reported that Cole tried to persuade her other band mates Sarah Harding and Nicola Roberts to join her and Kimberley at the Beckhams' house, although both stars were too busy.

A source told the Daily Mirror: "Victoria has been a fantastic support for Cheryl over the past few months and let her know she was there if she ever needed a shoulder to cry on. "Now Cheryl has been invited to the Beckhams' place to meet the new arrival and to have a good old gossip."

Meanwhile, David Beckham recently met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in LA, who reportedly enquiring as to the status of the expected arrival. [SOURCE]