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Do you enjoy the above image? Most likely. Society has finally come to accept what ladies have known all along: women can experience visual arousal (who knew). And in recent years, men are increasingly and more blatantly on the receiving end of this equal-opportunity objectification. So how's that working out for everyone?
November's DETAILS features a cover story on men's growing obsession with body image. The piece is built around a slideshow of 41 images, some familiar and some obscure, that illustrate how "the male gaze has turned upon itself." Along with not-quite gratuitous shirtless pics of everyone from Barack Obama to Cristiano Ronaldo to Marc Jacobs, the slideshow cleverly charts the cultural turning points over the last five decades that have brought us to a world where men are now held to as unattainable a beauty standard as women.
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Jennifer Lopez has vowed to keep her next romance “out of the public eye” after a series of high-profile failed relationships.
The singer/actress split from her husband Marc Anthony earlier this year and is now rumored to be dating “The Hangover” star Bradley Cooper.
Lopez, who was previously engaged to actor Ben Affleck and dated rapper Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, has now decided she will keep future partners away from the spotlight in order to maximize the chance of the relationship succeeding.
She tells Glamour magazine, “I think to give something a chance, to really get to know somebody, you want to do it out of the public eye. You know the media – they want to rush everything.”
She adds, “I think I’ve finally learned the biggest lesson of all. You’ve got to love yourself first. You’ve got to be OK on your own before you can be OK with somebody else. You’ve got to value yourself and know that you’re worth everything. And until you value yourself enough and love yourself enough to know that, you can’t really have a healthy relationship.”
It threatened to turn ugly before it even started.
At 8:58 p.m., when a deep voice off-stage announced “two minutes” until showtime, boos, not cheers, filled Philips Arena.
You can’t blame fans for voicing their crankiness when a show with a 7:30 p.m. ticket (a ludicrous possibility for any rap or rock show) still hasn’t started by 9 p.m. And with the PR machine behind the “Watch the Throne” tour keeping any information about opening acts, start times, show setup or anything relevant on the kind of lockdown reserved for the C.I.A., all that the crowd could do was share frustrated eye rolls and sighs.
But Announcer Voice wasn’t lying this time, as the lights dropped at 9 p.m. sharp and red laser beams shot down on two spots – one on a square in front of the main stage and the other on a secondary square by the soundboard.
As the thumping backbeat to “H.A.M.” reverberated through the three-fourths full arena, the two titanic stars of this tour – Jay-Z and Kanye West – faced off from their respective cubes, which rose from the floor into towers of coolness.
"H.A.M." x "Who Gon Stop Me" (crappy quality)
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i just got home from seeing the show myself (front row. not to brag or anything, no big deal). and holy shit after seeing them up close, it's like jay and kanye exude wealth and accomplishment. i spent the whole night staring at their shoes and kanye's leather pants/kilt and wondering how much it all cost....
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the soundtrack to this post tbh
this is on repeat right now
The casting process for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is in full swing with casting director John Pfeiffer narrowing down the search for this year’s line-up each day. Yesterday, Modelinia had the opportunity to attend a casting where we saw a whole slew of recognizable beauties as well as a number of newer faces.
Lined up on the 12th floor of Victoria’s Secret HQ, models waited patiently in the hallway before entering the casting room and changing into basic, black bikinis. Sitting quietly on a sofa outside, we chatted with newcomer, Barbara Beluco. “This is my first time at the casting and yes, I am very nervous,” she said. Although slipping into a skimpy bikini is of no consequence for this Brazilian native, she said that a casting panel always makes her a bit nervous. “I try not to think about it when I go in there, but it’s not always easy.” Indeed, once the girls step foot in the casting room, all eyes, cameras, and videos are on them.
Thankfully, John Pfeiffer is aware of the pressure-filled room and tries to make the environment as light and friendly as possible. Already on a first name basis with each of the girls, once the models began talking with the panel it seemed that their nerves settled quite a bit.
“I think anyone would and should be nervous when walking in front of people in a bathing suit, even if you know all the directors,” remarked Lily Donaldson, who walked the show last year. Lily’s been out of commission for the past four months due to a horse riding accident, so the Victoria’s Secret show will be her first time back on the runway. “I’m really excited to get back to work, and I loved my outfit last year so we’ll see [what happens],” she said. Just like with any casting, these girls won’t know if they’re picked for the show until sometime next week when the designers begin their fittings.
“Just because a girl has walked before doesn’t mean she’ll walk again. Everything from their bodies to their overall look changes so we have to see them again and again,” John noted. That being said, he is thinking about the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show all year long, so by the time the castings role around he already has a number of girls he’s looking forward to seeing. “Bregje [Heinen] is finally 18 so we were really excited to see her. Karlie [Kloss] is also of age this year, so hopefully she’ll walk the show.”
Unlike in the past when Alessandra and Karolina where first beginning their work with Victoria’s Secret, models have to be at least 18 to walk in the annual lingerie show. Alyssa Miller, who is now 21, had auditioned in the past but was turned down due to her age. “It would be a dream come true to walk [in the show],” Alyssa gushed, “especially because I’m American, my family would just be so excited.”
There’s no doubt that the casting process is a grueling experience, but these girls were able to keep bright, confident smiles on their faces throughout the process. “Confidence is most important,” John affirmed. “You can be the most beautiful girl in the world with a perfect body but if you don’t have that confidence and personality you’re not going to get cast. [...] If I were going to tell a girl one thing before the casting I would tell her that she’s already here because she’s proven she should be, so be confident, smile, and have a good time.”
We look forward to seeing the final list next week!
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After prancing on the Eiffel Tower, doing pirouettes in the London Eye, running in heels in Shanghai, singing in men's clothing in New York (my favorite one) and posing effortlessly with a makeshift Saint Basil's Cathedral as her background, the newest Dior ad features her flawless French Highness in timeless Hollywood elegance clutching a multicolored crocodile Lady Dior handbag in front of an infinity pool and the Hollywood hills.
Photographed by Steven Klein
Styling by Giovanna Battaglia
Hair by Julien d'Ys
Makeup by Cristophe Danchaud
i love the hair and makeup, it's so sensual and sophisticated, the same goes for the black top.
and the bag is really pretty, too bad no one on ONTD can afford it (but do correct me if i'm wrong)
its placement is a bit overused and tacky, though.
what do you think, ONTD?
ETA: it is an infinity pool. if you look to Marion's right, the water seemingly flows onto the horizon :)
The FBI considers the fans of shticky rap group Insane Clown Posse to represent a threat on par with the Crips, Bloods, and Aryan Brotherhood, according to its annual report on gang activity.
You might think Insane Clown Posse’s people — known as the Juggalos — are just a group of face-painting teenagers who wonder how magnets work. Not so, says the FBI’s 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment. To the feds, Juggalos are a “loosely-organized hybrid gang” that are “forming more organized subsets and engaging in more gang-like criminal activity.”
Consult page 22 of the FBI’s brand-new annual report on gang activity nationwide. (.PDF) Listed in the same breath as street gangs with ties to murderous Mexican drug cartels is the Juggalo threat.
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Gamzee is not cool with this
When Jacqueline Laurita was a no-show at the recent reunion special for The Real Housewives of New Jersey, fans were stumped about why the brunette — who has boasted she never shies away from confrontation — would skip an opportunity to ream out her new enemy Teresa Giudice. But In Touch can reveal that Jacqueline, 41, refused to attend because she was “terrified” a shocking secret would come to light — that she was once a Las Vegas stripper!
“She feared that [former castmate] Danielle Staub would make a surprise appearance and tell all about Jacqueline’s stripping past,” an insider tells In Touch. “She didn’t want to face the truth.”
The truth is a far cry from the luxurious life she leads today. “At the time, she was a single mom who needed to dance at a club in order to pay her bills,” an insider says, adding that she was saved from the seedy life of exotic dancing when her husband, Chris, met her at the club and they fell in love. Another source shares, “She has confirmed her stripper past to multiple friends who are covering up for her — she is telling everyone to deny it!”
Just as 20th Century Fox releases his futuristic thriller "In Time," Justin Timberlake is on the verge of landing his biggest movie role yet: He's been offered one of the lead roles in the Coen brothers' folk music pic "Inside Llewyn Davis."
Story focuses on the folk music scene in Greenwich Village in the 1960s and the title character is loosely based on Dave Van Ronk, a folk singer who was friends with Bob Dylan, among other famous musicians.
The Coens have offered Timberlake the role of Jim, a folk musician married to Jean, who will be played by Carey Mulligan.
Oscar Isaac ("Drive") stars as the title character, a struggling folk musician born and bred in Queens. Despite being a talented singer and guitarist, he just can't seem to make ends meet playing music.
Timberlake's feature career has been on the rise since his supporting perfs in such films as "Alpha Dog," "Southland Tales" and "Black Snake Moan." After earning critical acclaim for his turn as Napster founder Sean Parker in "The Social Network," Timberlake has taken on leading roles in the studio comedies "Bad Teacher" and "Friends With Benefits." Should he accept the Coens' offer, not only would Timberlake reunite with his "Social Network" producer Scott Rudin, but he'd have a key role in one of next year's most prestigious pics.
StudioCanal is set to co-finance the film, which will be made without a domestic distribution partner. Robert Graf ("True Grit") is exec producing and production is skedded for early next year in Gotham.
Timberlake is repped by WME and manager Rick Yorn.
Newly reformed pop group STEPS are interviewed and perform hit Deeper Shade Of Blue on Loose Women
lol at the girl in the blue not having it during the performance. She didn't even make an effort
I remember their Disney Channel Concert special. I didn't get them but I did appreciate that one dude wearing the Lisa Frank Monkey on all of his tees haha! - then it got annoying
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Clip from The Rum Diary
Booze, Cigars and Johnny Depp's Entourage
Your character has a very nice spread on the beach in this movie.
We filmed it in the beach in Puerto Rico, which is great because that's where it actually takes place. Often these days, you go somewhere like Eastern Europe and that'll double for New York or Los Angeles or whatever. It's nice to go to a place because the story takes place there.
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From 'Rum Diary' to 'I, Frankenstein,' It's All About Character
All it took to get Aaron Eckhart to sign on to “The Rum Diary” was the promise of going toe-to-toe with Johnny Depp – and, yeah, that tropical setting.
“I think the allure of something like this is working with Johnny and working with Hunter's material,” Eckhart tells PopcornBiz of his decision to join the cast of producer/star Depp’s film adaptation of novelist Hunter S. Thompson’s book. “It was a great opportunity, especially when you're sitting at home: 'Let's go to Puerto Rico and make a movie. It'll be six weeks. Don't worry about it.' That's easy to get through my mind.”
The actor opens up to PopcornBiz about his coursework in Thompson, Depp and Hollywood acting, as well as his horrific next film.
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Aaron Eckhart On Why He Might Be Ready To Quit Acting
Say this about Aaron Eckhart: the blonde, almost cartoonishly handsome leading man entered Hollywood with a splash. His first film, In the Company of Men, was a project with his college buddy Neil LaBute that put both BYU grads on the map. The dark satire about two men who compete to seduce and destroy a deaf woman played Sundance and Cannes and stirred up a scandal. Since then, Eckhart has become the face of the bold American man, playing a tobacco lobbyist in Thank You For Smoking, an ambitious district attorney in The Dark Knight, and here in The Rum Diary, a wealthy investor who wants to turn Puerto Rico into a paradise for the rich—and wants to keep Johnny Depp's hands off his fiancée Amber Heard. Eckhart talks candidly to BOXOFFICE about how impossible it is to describe his job, and why his working days might be drawing to a close.
Bruce said he wanted you because he needed someone who could hold their own against Johnny Depp.
Well, that is sweet. Bruce is a good man.
He also said he wanted you because you were blonde.
Well, I guess I was then. I did hang out at the beach a lot. I think he was going for that opposite-coloring thing against Johnny, so that worked out. But I think you could put a cardboard cutout in front of Johnny and everything would be okay.
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The Biebs' ever-present manager, Scooter Braun, reveals why the "Mistletoe" singer's voice is a little deeper and smoother on his new album, saying it's because his vocal cords have matured.
"Vocally, his balls have dropped," Braun told Billboard. (lol)
Braun explained that the "Baby" singer will still be able to charm his fans with that voice of his, even if it changes as he matures. Braun said that the remix of "All I Want for Christmas Is You" with Mariah Carey on Bieber's new Christmas album was a bit difficult for him to sing, because Mariah wanted the song sung in her original key.
"That was the hardest song to do," Braun tells the magazine. "A year ago that would have been no problem."
Bieber agreed that it "was high," but that he was eventually able to hit the notes.
"Yes, that was high, but I grinded it out and we got it down," the singer said.
With the horrible auto tune, he just ruined Mariah's classic. But of course he needed the auto tune, noone could ever match the vocal prowess of Mariah.
Bette Midler has laughed off her Twitter.com "feud" with Lady Gaga after the veteran entertainer accused the Poker Face hitmaker of copying her mermaid in a wheelchair performance during a recent concert.
Gaga took the stage at a show in Australia in July (11) wearing a mermaid tail while sitting in a wheelchair, but the move appeared to infuriate Midler, who logged onto her social networking blog to remind fans that she came up with the gimmick first - way back in 1980.
She tweeted, "I'm not sure Lady Gaga knows that I've performed my mermaid in a wheelchair for millions of people - and many of them are still alive... Dear Lady Gaga if you think a mermaid in a wheelchair seems familiar - it's because it is! You can see it on youtube 24/7 - with ME performing it... Dear Lady Gaga I've been doing singing mermaid in a wheelchair since 1980 - You can keep the meat dress and the firecracker t**s - mermaid's mine."
Gaga insisted she had "no idea" Midler was the originator of the stunt, but the Hollywood star has since dismissed their war of words as a fun and harmless feud, and she's adamant there's no hard feelings.
Midler tells U.S. entertainment news show Extra, "We had a feud, which I loved.
"I'm not a good tweeter. I said a couple of things. I opened a can of worms. I wasn't irked at all! I thought it was hilarious. I was actually very flattered, and then we sort of put it to rest."
In the absence of the lovely Miss Kelly Rowland, an X-tra special lady is standing in tonight...
With our Kelly Rowland poorly and unable to fly back from America on doctor's orders due to a viral throat infection, her seat on the judging panel couldn't be left empty now, could it!
So who could be keeping that seat warm for Kelly? Well she is one of the UK's favourite pop divas and knows a thing or two about The X Factor after winning it in 2009.
Yes, that's right, the fabulous Alexandra Burke will be joining Gary Barlow, Tulisa and Louis Walsh tonight to pass her pop star expertise on to our 10 Finalists! Eeeek!! And we have word from the lady herself!
"I'm really excited to be a guest judge on The X Factor this evening," Alexandra tells us. "As someone who has been part of the show all the way to the end, I can't wait to share my opinions. I'll be there fighting for the girls tonight."
We. Can't. Wait.
omg yessss so excited!!!
Kendall Jenner has reportedly landed a 'Sweet Sixteen' special on E! to celebrate her birthday next month.
According to Gossip Cop, the 15 year-old has been filming for a one-off special following the planning of her birthday party.
Jenner's family feature regularly on several E! reality shows including Keeping Up With The Kardashians and Kourtney and Kim Take New York.
Jenner made her debut at New York Fashion Week last month for Sherri Hill's runway show. The young model recently admitted she prefers sister Kourtney's style to older sister Kim's because she is better at finding vintage clothing.
The Kardashian family and E! have yet to confirm plans for the 'Sweet Sixteen' special.
Did you do anything special for your Sweet Sixteen, ONTD?
Sinitta has reportedly signed up to star in this year's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here.
The 'So Macho' singer, who also appears as a guest judge on The X Factor, will fly to Australia in the next few days to prepare for the series.
She is said to be terrified that viewers, including friends such as Simon Cowell, will vote for her to do every Bushtucker Trial - as has happened to previous contestants in the past.
Since we launched Pottermore, our one million Beta users have given us lots of amazing feedback, and we’ve been collecting their thoughts and comments so that we can make Pottermore the best experience it can be before it opens to everyone.
After looking closely at all the information that we've gathered, we have decided to further extend the Beta period so we can improve Pottermore before giving more people access. This means the site will not be opening to new users in the immediate future, but please know that we will open registration as soon as we can.
As part of our work to make Pottermore even better, we'll be taking the site down for a few days on Wednesday 2 November. We're going to use this time to make a few technical changes behind-the-scenes.
We've set up a separate page on the Insider so we can give you the latest Beta information and answer some of the more common Beta questions. We'll be updating it as the Beta continues and posting on our Twitter account, too.
So Pottermore will not be opening to new users just yet. For all of you who are waiting to enter Pottermore, we want to thank you for being so patient - we’re working very hard to make some exciting improvements, and we're really looking forward to welcoming you to the site when it’s ready.
Are you a Pottermore Beta user? On this page we've answered some of the most common questions about the Beta. We'll also be posting any updates about known bugs or planned downtime.
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Lol I love how most of the questions they answered were those that most of us knew the answer to already.
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I know it is from 1966 but The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown is amazing and I want to share this really nice picture someone made on deviantart.
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It's snowing on halloween weekend here on the east coast lol!!!
fwee_prower I know you will appreciate this post bb :]
Lets discuss halloween specials and all the good stuff :]
The ongoing "Real World" debate over homosexuality and anti-gay bullying seems likely to hit a fever pitch after this week's installment, in which a verbal exchange between two of the housemates resulted in words some viewers may deem homophobic.
In this episode, self-described "stud lesbian" Sam began arguing with Zach (a semi-professional football player and outspoken conservative) over a ping-pong match. When Sam threatened to throw the paddles over the edge of the porch, Zach fired back, "I will beat the gay out of you if you throw these paddles off the porch...don't play that game with me."
MTV has certainly been vocal in fighting anti-gay bullying in the past. Similarly, "The Real World" has never shied away from tackling LGBT issues and themes -- from HIV/AIDS to "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" to the semi-clandestine world of gay-for-pay porn actors -- so the repercussions of this week's incident remain to be seen.( Collapse )
James Franco covers Vman magazine’s Decades Issue, on newsstands Thursday (October 27).
Here’s what the 33-year-old actor had to share:
On life on and off the big screen: “There is a bit of a dichotomy between my work on camera as an actor and off-camera. I am still hired as an actor in commercial narrative films and my responsibility there is to create characters that are believable and entertaining in each given project. I don’t see my participation in films like Milk or 127 Hours as anything other than storytelling devices among many such devices for the directors of those films. I am a collaborator, but a collaborator serving a director’s vision.”
On people’s skepticism of the concept of celebrity: “You know, I’ve embraced it now. I actually like this sort of superficial criticism of the work, because in a way it becomes this sort of beautiful reflection of our culture.”
Kat Dennings is Weird
The bombshell 2 Broke Girls star finally found the spotlight she deserves—so why does she keep telling everyone how strange she is?
BY LAUREN BANS PHOTOGRAPH BY TERRY RICHARDSON
Kat Dennings is hammering home that she's a weirdo the way other actresses cake on their down-to-earthness and frequently indulged desire for In-N-Out burgers. "I don't think I'm a weirdo in a bad way, there's just a lot going on in my head," she says. To be fair, she's fielding a question as to why she's called herself "weird" in just about every medium available—there was her recent tweet ("People are weird. Boys are weird. Men are weird. Love is weird. You are weird. I am weird. Life is weird. Weird is weird. Look, a MINOTAUR!"), multiple posts on her blog proclaiming her oddball status ("As you are undoubtedly aware from reading this endless omnibus of redonkulousness, I am kind of a weirdo" and then, just minutes into in our phone conversation, she labels herself "a weird one" yet again. Now she's talking like she almost has it: "Maybe it's a movie thing? I want to see as many movies as I can and I covet a lot of weird influential movies. I have a lot of favorite authors...Douglas Adams and Charlotte Bronte and Richard Brautigan. I get obsessed. That could be it—how I get obsessed with things. Though I think if I could put my finger on my exact weirdness I'd be able to change it."
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How was your Friday night, ONTD?
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Jim Gaffigan Sells New Sitcom to NBC
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Comics Give Away Free Tickets at Occupy Oakland/San Francisco
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Zach Galifiankis Interview for "Puss in Boots"
Hey all! I hope you're enjoying these! Sorry it's a bit later this week. Any suggestions and comments are always welcome! Also, do you guys think I should include more about podcasts? Just a thought.
The dead have taken over the world in Zombie Apocalypse tonight on Syfy at 9p and you are going to want to watch this killer film. The world slowly lost almost all of its living to a virus that has turned the newly dead into Zombies. In order to stop it from spreading the world leaders decided to use an electrical pulse rendering the world with power and no way to communicate. So now the survivors have to fend for themselves, but there are only handful left and there is no where to go. Well there might be a place and now a group of them are trying to get Catalina. Will they get there alive or as Zombies.Tune into this bloody good horror movie on Syfy tonight that stars Ving Rhames, Taryn Manning and Johnny Pacar. You will be shocked by how good this frightful film is! Plus see what happens when animals turn because if you thought human Zombies were vicious, they are nothing compared to the four-legged kind.
There are few men the blonde beauty hasn't been linked to over the years and the latest is none other than hunky up-and-coming actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt. US Weekly reports the 26-year-old actress was spotted making out with the 30-year-old leading man, insisting the pair appeared 'very lovey.' However, just as we began to play the romance reel in our heads, a rep for Levitt stepped in to yell 'cut!' denying any such romp ever took place. 'Joseph wasn't even in NYC the night US Weekly is reporting they were spotted together,' he told Celebuzz.
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Sir Jimmy Savile, who has died at the age of 84 was a disc-jockey, television presenter and charity fundraiser who became an eccentric adornment to British public life.
For almost 30 years, as the presenter of Top of the Pops and Jim’ll Fix It, Savile was a ubiquitous and distinctive face on television — an improbable figure with a helmet of platinum hair, dressed in a lurid track suit and bedecked in ostentatatious jewellery, waggling an outsize cigar and uttering a series of catch-phrases — "Howzabout that then", "Now then, now then...", usually punctuated by a bizarre yodel, which were a gift to even the most limited of television and nightclub impressionists.
So how Grimm was it?
The final season of NBC’s Chuck and new drama Grimm had to premiere up against Game 7 of the World Series on Friday night. Here’s how they did:
Chuck‘s fifth season returned to 3.4 million viewers and a 1.0 in the adults 18-49 rating, down to an all-time low.
Grimm, however, opened really well, all things considered. The supernatural drama delivered 6.5 million viewers and a 2.1 in the demo. That’s building 110 percent upon its lead in. Grimm ranked as Friday’s highest-rated non-sports show and, in fact, was the highest-rated non-sports show that’s aired on a Friday since last December. Grimm also built slightly from 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This is definitely a promising start for a Friday drama.
And here’s some food for thought: Grimm had a higher-rated premiere than NBC’s Prime Suspect or Playboy Club — yet arguably had the toughest time period launch of any new fall show.
NBC was aided by CBS going into repeats to avoid the smash-up. Fox postponed Fringe, while releasing this video to appease fans). ABC had reality and news.
Given the situation, Chuck and Grimm deserve to be graded on a curve (ball). And the issue wasn’t”how did NBC do in the ratings” anyway, but whether these shows are going to be able to perform well in the weeks to come if a percentage of viewers miss these launch episodes since they were watching the Big Game. As the new kid on the block, Grimm in particular had a lot on the line. Chuck fans, one suspects, will find the show. For once, DVR is the network’s friend.
Over on The CW, the network once again was largely unaffected by the sports competition. Nikita (1.8 million, 0.6) was steady, though Supernatural (1.7 million, 0.7) was down a peg.
NBC's biggest drama premiere is on a Friday night up against the World Series? Just imagine how the ratings would have been if the show were good... And yikes @ Suck, I mean, Chuck's ratings.
It could very well be called the triumph of the good girls over the bad. In celebrity culture, the ‘bad girl’ image of the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and the recently deceased Amy Winehouse is now a thing of the past. The sex tapes, shoplifting, driving under the influence, dancing on tables and private parts-baring stunts of recent years have all been eclipsed by the clean and well-scrubbed images of the Grammy-winning singer Adele, the sisters Elle and Dakota Fanning, and Hailee Steinfeld. Elle and Hailee did the rounds of fashion week shows and after parties but there were no reports of them throwing bottles at photographers or pictures of them holding up the finger like Lohan.
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I can't with this article. The world has become such a horrible place--we need interesting celebs to take our mind off of real problems. Adele won't take my mind off of anything.
Tonya Cooley, a cast member on several of MTV’s “Real World/Road Rules” challenges, has filed a lawsuit against MTV, Bunim/Murray Productions, and cast members Kenneth “Kenny” Santucci and Evan Starkman alleging that she was raped while cameras were rolling for 2009’s “The Ruins” season of MTV’s long-running reality competition game show, according to an online report.
TMZ.com reports that Cooley alleges in her lawsuit that Santucci and Starkman “took another male participant’s toothbrush and rubbed the toothbrush around plaintiff’s genitals, including rubbing her labia and inserting the toothbrush into plaintiff’s vagina” while she was unconscious.
Even more shocking, Cooley claims that “producers not only knew about the rape, they even replaced the toothbrush, but never told her what happened,” according to TMZ.
But a spokesman for the show’s production company denied the claims.
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An Ontario food bank is $15,000 richer thanks to local lad Justin Bieber and one well-placed Tweet.
The teen idol recently arranged for a hefty donation to the House of Blessing food bank in Stratford, Ont. during an interview on the U.S. entertainment magazine Access Hollywood. Host Billy Bush said he would donate $5,000 to the charity of Bieber's choice on condition that he call on his 13.8 million Twitter followers to also follow Bush.
All this follows a separate $10,000 donation the 17-year-old singer made to the food bank a few weeks ago.
"It's really exciting to hear Justin's thinking of Stratford again," said operations co-ordinator Laura Davies.
The food bank helps about 5,000 people per year around Stratford, a small town in southwestern Ontario where Bieber lived before hitting it big. Organizers expect that will go much easier because of the "Bieber bump."
Bieber is a "good man," Bush said later on Twitter. "Really solid, funny and shook every hand in the room. Class act."
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As ever, the Flaming Lips are doing strange things that no other band would even think of in their oddest dreams.
They just released a six-hour song called "I Found a Star on the Ground". They've got a 24-hour song (!) called "7 Skies H3" that will start streaming at flaminglipstwentyfourhoursong.com on midnight CDT this Halloween. The day-long tune will also be available on a hard drive encased inside an actual human skull topped with chrome drips. This super-exclusive item (only 13 have been made) runs for $5,000 and is out October 31 as well.
Plus, as Lips leader Wayne Coyne told us earlier this week, there are a couple more freakish gummy items in the works, including an acid-trip-themed frog and a "skull that has an actual vaginal fucking thing stuck to the back of it-- you have to reach into it to get the USB."
The band is also working on even more collaborations. Coyne said he plans to release an EP with Deerhoof in December, and that the Lips are currently passing files back and forth with Nick Cave, No Age, Stars, and Death Cab for Cutie, too. (A limited-edition release that compiles all of their recent team ups and a couple new ones is tentatively set for next year's Record Store Day in April.)
And, just because they can, the Flaming Lips will play an old-fashioned house party (!) in the third-largest city in West Virginia, Parkersburg, this Sunday night.
Yes, there's more: The seven-years-in-the-making Flaming Lips musical headed by director/producer Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys) is currently in the money-raising stage, according to Coyne, who hopes to start getting the production off the ground next year. And the band will pay tribute to Steve Jobs by performing the Beatles' "Revolution" on iPads on MTV's web-based O Music Awards this Monday.
Coyne spoke with us about most of the above, as well as the perils of eating too much gummy.
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Chris Martin has claimed that Rihanna is 'the best singer in the world' and that's why they resolute to question her to feature on their album.
The band, who picked up a Q award yesterday for Best Band In The World, talked about having the 23-year-ancient feature on their new album Mylo Xyloto.
Talking at the Q Awards, which was held at London's Grosvenor House Hotel, about their new track 'Princess of China', Martin joked: "Rihanna was pretty hideous and grumpy but we got past that."
He also extra: "She's the best singer in the world and we thought what our album needed was the best singer in the world.
"We questioned her very nervously and she said yes, which we were very grateful for."
Well considering Chris is BFFs with Jay-Z, who is Rihanna's boss, we guess he has to say that. But what about Beyonce?
The singer-songwriter, who is married to Gwyneth Paltrow, also revealed that Take That, who were one of his favourite childhood bands made him question his sexuality.
Talking about his favourite music groups, he that they were "U2 and five handsome, well-built men from Stoke and Manchester".
He also joked: "I'm not worried to admit it, they made me question the question 'Am I gay?'"
Few directors can say they've made films back to back for a beloved franchise. It may be cost effective for most Hollywood studios, but it's a rarity. This century we've had Peter Jackson's three "Lord of the Rings" films, the Wachowskis' "Matrix Reloaded" and "Matrix Revolutions" and, most recently, Gore Verbinski's second and third "Pirates of the Caribbean" blockbusters. Jackson is currently at it again with two "Hobbit" features, but the latest filmmaker to join that exclusive club is none other than Academy Award winner Bill Condon. The man behind acclaimed films such as "Kinsey," "Dreamgirls" and "Gods and Monsters" has jumped into the world of Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" with "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 1" and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 2." The first of the films hits theaters next month and, not surprisingly, pre-release polling shows the interest in the lives of Bella and Edward Cullen hasn't waned since "Eclipse" was released 16 months ago.
I first met Bill just a few weeks after he returned from Sundance and the premiere of "Gods and Monsters" (that was way back in 1998 for those of you playing at home). A lot has happened since then, but through a ton of success on the big screen and co-producing the best Oscar telecast over the last decade (no bias, it's the truth), nothing may have prepared him for jumping on the "Twilight" train. With "Breaking Dawn, Pt. 1" completed and only a few weeks away from opening, Bill was kind enough to jump on the phone this morning and chat about the ride so far.
Congratulations on finishing 'Breaking Dawn, pt. 1' Do you consider this the halfway mark?
Oh, easily, more than that because we shot both movies back to back. I've got a pretty good cut of the second movie so we're in the good 3/4 plus mark. I started this with just outlines, so yeah, almost there.
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amazing interview is amazing etc.
Alexandre Desplat has been named film composer of the year for 2011 by the World Soundtrack Academy.
Desplat, who also won the prize last year, has had a busy year working on the following films: A Better Life, The Burma Conspiracy, The King’s Speech, The Tree of Life, The Well Digger’s Daughter, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2.
The World Soundtrack Awards were held this weekend as the closing event of the 38th Ghent International Film Festival.
The other winners included Best Original Film Score of the Year for Hans Zimmer’s Inception.
Randy Newman received the World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written for Film with We Belong Together from the film Toy Story 3. Alex Heffes received the Discovery of the Year Award for The First Grader and The Rite. The Public Choice Award went to A.R. Rahman for 127 Hours. The Sabam Award for Best Young European Composer went to Gabriel Heinrich.
Giorgio Moroder received the World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award.
The concert was dedicated to the late Ronni Chasen, who had for many years represented the festival and awards and many of its composers. The concert featured music by her clients such as Elliot Goldenthal, Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer.
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(ABOVE: Defense witness Dr. Paul White displays IV equipment during his testimony, Friday.)
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This one was a bit delayed . . . due to my power crapping out, lol. XP
Following is a list of the top 10 "Creepy" celebrities in order and their percentage of creepiness.
1) Marilyn Manson..69 pct
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ONTD- Who do you think is missing from this list?
Before the relaxed chicks start pouting and whipping their hair and the naturalista mafia starts throwing up Black Power fists please know that this post is not about celebrating natural at the expense of our relaxed friends. If your hair is healthy and it looks good then it looks good- I don’t care whether you put chemicals in it or not. Honestly there are some celebs who look better with a weave or a relaxer…no names. So with that said, here are the celebrities I just happen to want to see kinky rather than straight.
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Brad Pitt has reportedly banned his six children from using the computer too much as he worried they were getting too hooked on video games.
The 'Moneyball' actor - who raises Maddox, 10, Pax, seven, Zahara, six, Shiloh, five, and three-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with partner Angelina Jolie - is reportedly sick of his kids' obsession with technology and wants them to spend more time playing together.
A source told National Enquirer magazine: "The kids have five laptop computers that they share. Brad took them and hid them in storage."
"He wants them playing in the dirt, reading books and interacting with each other."
"Brad believes their minds are turning to mush from staring at the screens all day."
However, Brad's war on computers was not well received in the Jolie-Pitt household with Maddox and Shiloh reportedly the most upset.
The source added: "The boys are into the video game 'Forza Motorsport 4' and the girls love 'Just Dance 3'. Everyone - especially Maddox and Shiloh - threw a hissy fit after Brad pulled the plug on their online fun."
With George R. R. Martin‘s “Game Of Thrones” now a smash hit for HBO it’s no surprise that Hollywood is now mobilizing to duplicate that success with his other works.
And thus, Syfy Films—a pairing between Syfy Channel and Universal—will tackle “Wild Cards,” a superhero anthology edited, co-created and co-written by Martin.
But this ain’t no DC or Marvel shit. (Um, excuuussse me?)
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I would be lying if I didn't say this is kiiiinda an excuse for a late-night "Game of Thrones" post. =P Any GOT fans still up (and home) at this hour? lol
[Dlisted]It was very brave and strong of Jared Leto to show up to last night's GQ Man of the Year Awards in Berlin just an hour after a near-fatal electrocution accident involving shock therapy nipple clamps, a plugged-in vibrator and a tub full of water fried his hair to Marcel from Top Chef proportions. I don't even know....
Either Jared was going for "Wolverine's gorgeous lesbian sister as a 1980s hit woman in an Almodovar movie" or maybe he really wanted bitches to tell him that he looks like a chauffeur from a Zoolander-themed limousine company that just drove through a wind tunnel in a convertible.
This mess is more than freshly fucked hair. This is freshly fucked, fried, fluffed and fried again hair. Sometimes that fart nose the hair gel tube make is its way of telling you to STOP!!!!
Ricki Lake has insisted that competing on Dancing with the Stars has spiced up her sex life.
Lake joked that her fiancé Christian Evans helps her train for Dancing with the Stars even after she leaves rehearsals with professional partner Derek Hough.
"Oh, my god, my love is pretty spicy… When I get home, I train horizontally," Lake revealed to People. "[Christian] has noticed a difference in my stamina over the last couple of weeks."
Her partner Hough quipped that Lake might not be practicing for Dancing with the Stars hard enough if she has so much extra energy.
"I guess that means I'm not working her hard enough during rehearsals. I want her to go home and collapse," he teased.
With Shark Exorcist, I think B-movie auteur Donald Farmer has finally hit the jackpot. After bringing us classics like Chainsaw Cheerleaders, An Erotic Vampire in Paris, and Vampire Cop, he's got a formula that has something in it for all the important audience segments: men, women, zombies, witches, bitchy goths, and even sharks. Right now, Shark Exorcist is still in production, but judging from the clips that Farmer has released, we're in for pure awesome.
First of all, what is this movie even about?
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Congratulations are in order!
Comedian Mario Cantone has married his partner of 20 years, musical theater director Jerry Dixon, Cantone revealed Friday on The View.
"I got married for the same reasons you did," the Sex and the City actor, 51, tells fellow newlywed Joy Behar on the show. "We're older now. We've been together 20 years. After 20 years you're like, 'Thanks for the anti-climactic honeymoon, government!' "
Cantone says their wedding was officiated by pastor Jay Bakker, the son of the late Tammy Faye Bakker Messner.
"It was beautiful, just my family there," Cantone says, adding of his new husband: "I love him. He's a good man."
“A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” is pretty much what audiences have come to expect from the H&K franchise. The third film in the series, which opens Friday and features the adventures of Harold Lee (John Cho) and Kumar Patel (Kal Penn), is a stoner comedy filled with R-rated language, semi-naked women, scatological humor and lots of drug usage. Lots.
But in its own raunchy way, the series also marks an interesting direction in the ways Asian Americans are depicted on-screen. Harold and Kumar are just regular middle-class Americans, with non-Asian girlfriends (in this film, Harold is married to a Latina), and are not in any way related to the Asian male stereotypes that have proliferated on-screen for years: the sexless nerd, martial artist or Chinese delivery guy.
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Thoughts, ONTD? I remember seeing the poster for the first H&K before I had any idea what it was, and being disgusted/assuming it was going to be nothing but mocking their ethnicities for two hours. Also the third movie comes out next week so apologies in advance for the deluge.