January 13th, 2012


New 'The Iron Lady' movie posters released

The Weinstein Co. certainly knows how to market a film. The film distributor for “The Iron Lady” released five brand new posters promoting the film’s wide release this weekend. The Margaret Thatcher biopic is already in theatres in the UK, Australia and limited release in North America. These five new brilliant visuals are a great way celebrate the film’s wide release.

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I haven't seen the movie yet but i'm sure it will be great. I actually love these, really cool imo. What do you guys think? Have you seen the movie?  

Kristen Stewart Signed as Face of Balenciaga Scent

Balenciaga will soon have its own place in the Twilight. The brand has signed actress Kristen Stewart as the face of the newest Balenciaga fragrance for women. 

Stewart, best known for her role as Bella Swan in the blockbuster movie saga, will represent a to-be-announced scent which is expected to be launched this fall. 

“Balenciaga has always stood out to me,” Stewart told WWD on Thursday. “Even when I first began to consider fashion and admittedly rarely knew the brand I was wearing, I always recognized and loved Balenciaga. It feels full circle to be involved with something that spoke to me then and of course continues to excite me now. The brand is just cool. That’s the way it is. I feel drawn to it. It provokes on a number of levels. It isn’t afraid or contrived. It hits a very cool balance, always. Always pretty undeniable.”

Balenciaga creative director Nicolas Ghesquière called Stewart the muse for the new scent. “Kristen embodies the modernity of the new Balenciaga fragrance with her unique sensibility and intelligence,” said Ghesquière. “From her early appearance in ‘Panic Room’ to her independent choice of ‘Welcome to the Rileys,’ I’ve always sensed her progressive character. In 2006, I invited her to appear in a project shot by Bruce Weber. Since then, I’ve always wished to collaborate with her further, knowing that she shares the radical spirit of Balenciaga.”

Added Isabelle Guichot, chief executive officer of Balenciaga: “Kristen is the perfect choice as she embodies Nicolas Ghesquière’s unique vision for the second chapter in our fragrance history.”

Charlotte Gainsbourg remains the face of Balenciaga Paris, the first scent from the house, which was launched in 2010.

“Kristen stood out as an evident choice for this new fragrance,” added Catherine Walsh, senior vice president of American fragrances for Coty Prestige, a division of Coty Inc. “She has a unique sense of style, quite original and chic in the way she mixes fashion elements. Her elegant modernity and innate rebel style perfectly match with the spirit of Balenciaga.”

Stewart noted that after a busy 2011, she’s taking a bit of time to relax. “My horizon is clear as of now (except for this!) in terms of new projects, which feels incredible,” she said. “I have finished three films I can’t wait to see come to fruition this year, ‘On The Road,’ ‘Snow White and the Huntsman,’ and ‘Breaking Dawn 2.’”

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george tries to steal viola's spotlight tbh

The first glimpse of this year's Oscar race leaders came Thursday night at the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards. George Clooney took home the actor trophy for The Descendants; best actress went to Viola Davis (The Help)

But the night was arguably biggest for Clooney and Davis, whose twin heartfelt speeches punctuated the Champagne-swilling scene with a bit of sobriety.

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Clooney is sf full of himself & insincere compared to Viola's speech. Was he insinuating that he came from a humble beginning? A newscaster father & an even more famous aunt is not really humble, george
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Gossip Girl Brings Back Jack Bass

Uncle Jack is back

Desmond Harrington has inked a deal to reprise his role as Chuck’s duplicitous Uncle Jack on Gossip Girl later this season, executive producer Josh Safran confirms to TVLine exclusively.

The Dexter regular made a cameo of sorts in Gossip Girl‘s fall finale when Jack’s voice was heard on the other end of a phone conversation with Liz Hurley’s Diana. This time, he’ll be returning in the flesh — and it sounds like he’ll be sticking around.

“He’ll be back for the last third of the season,” Safran reveals. “When Jack returns, he and Chuck are on good terms. Their story is more of a fun story than an antagonistic story. It’s really twisty and comic. And there might be some secrets that Jack will help Chuck to uncover.”

Gossip Girl returns from its holiday hiatus next Monday.


the blue ivy foundation for the less fortunate

New parents Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles are donating their baby gifts to charity after receiving so many presents to celebrate the arrival of their daughter Blue Ivy.

The superstar couple have been inundated with presents since welcoming their daughter Blue Ivy into the world on Saturday (07.01.12) and while they are very grateful they want to give the majority of items to those less fortunate.

A source said: "They've been sent literally hundreds of gifts in the past few days. Oprah Winfrey gave a huge trunk of children's books and others like P. Diddy, Kanye West, Rihanna and Mariah Carey have all been sending luxurious baby treats.

"Jay-Z and Beyonce have decided to donate a massive selection of the presents to local charities for young mothers. They've already got the most precious gift - their new baby daughter - so they want to help out other parents who haven't been as fortunate."

However, there is one item the couple want to keep for their daughter - a diamond-encrusted dummy. The source added to the Daily Star newspaper: "A close friend of theirs in the music industry gave them a diamond-encrusted Cartier dummy - it must have cost $20,000. Blue has officially got her first piece of bling!"

Meanwhile, Blue has become the youngest person ever to appear on the Billboard charts. The tiny tot's coos, cries and breathing can be heard on Jay-Z's new song, 'Glory', which was recorded 48 hours after her birth.


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Margaret Cho Rightfully Loses Her Shit

I have some wonderful new tattoos on my ass by the incredible Cris Cleen, who I love, and I posted a picture of them on Twitter, which got many favorable comments — but there were two negative ones, and I blew a fucking gasket. I screamed out loud and tracked the perps down and blocked them, but not before really ramming it to them in the strongest language I could use. It was over the top and really kind of ridiculous, but I cannot help myself.

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New info from Entertainment Weekly on TDKR

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises issue of Entertainment Weekly hits newsstands tomorrow, but the digital version of the magazine is available today on tablets. I downloaded it this morning to my iPad and there’s lots of great info and some new pictures too!


- The Dark Knight Rises begins 8 years later, with Bruce Wayne still recovering mentally and physically from The Joker/Two-Face’s actions in The Dark Knight.

- The Batcave is back! So is the waterfall, lake, and a new plastic cabinetry that rises from the water with the push of a button.

- Bruce Wayne will have to repair his relationships with Alfred and Lucius Fox.

Christopher Nolan on Bane:

I think when people see the film, things will come into focus. Bane is very complex and very interesting and when people see the finished film people will be very entertained by him.

Christian Bale on wearing the Batsuit for the last time:

My last day in the suit was also the last day of shooting for me. I was in New York, on top of a downtown skyscraper. The day begin with Morgan Freeman and then ended with Anne Hathaway. I got to say goodbye from within the batcowl.

The Dark Knight Rises issue of Entertainment Weekly goes on sale tomorrow, but you can buy the digital version on your iPad or tablet today!

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Taraji P. Henson covers Upscale Magazine and says she would love to play a man

Taraji P. Henson has been busy acting and being a mother to her son. The 41-year-old actress is on the cover of Upscale magazine’s February 2012 issue. When it came to answering questions about motherhood, how she plans to overcome obstacles in entertainment and how she called out TV Guide for not including her on their cover, Henson pretty much kept it real.

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15 TV Kitchens We Covet

As we may have mentioned, we are pretty excited to see Absolutely Fabulous back on TV. We missed Patsy and Edina, we missed Saffy, we missed Gran, and we especially missed Bubble, Eddy’s walking acid trip of an assistant. But it wasn’t until we read Tom & Lorenzo’s great blog post about the show’s return that we realized we had been longing for more than just the characters. As they note, Eddy has one hell of a kitchen, and it feels great to watch the cast sip coffee and chug champagne in it again. The Monsoon kitchen and 14 others that we wouldn’t minding owning are after the jump.

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I always liked Frasier's kitchen the best
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Enough about tossing Gaga in a Dumpster. SUPERBOWL NEWS

INDIANAPOLIS -- Madonna said she's more nervous about performing at the Super Bowl in Indianapolis next month than she is about the premiere of her new movie.

In an interview with ABC's Cynthia McFadden, the singer said she's in the process of planning her halftime show and auditioning dancers to perform with her at Lucas Oil Stadium.

"It's quite a daunting task because I have, you know, in the middle of this very important event in Americans' lives, I have to put on the greatest show on Earth," Madonna said.

The material girl said she's had a lot of creative ideas about how to make her show unique, but not all are feasible.

"I actually wanted to have 100 drummers come from the ceiling, (but) it can't take the weight," she said.

Madonna and her crew will have eight minutes to set up her stage, 12 minutes to perform and seven minutes to take everything down before the second half begins.

The singer said she's learning to create within the limitations.

"I have ideas. I get like, 'Oh my God, this is amazing.' And then like, 'No, that's not going to work,'" she said. "So it's forcing me to be creative with a lot of various restrictions."

Fan website Madonnarama posted a reportedly leaked set list for the singer's halftime performance featuring five songs -- "Gimme All Your Lovin'" from her forthcoming album, late `90s dance anthem "Ray of Light," early `90s hit "Vogue," 2000's techno effort "Music" and early hit "Holiday."

Madonna's new movie, "W.E.," premiers later this year.

The full ABC interview with Madonna will air Friday night on RTV6.


Gloriana '(Kissed You) Good Night' Video - Trailer

Trailers seem to be the IT thing nowadays. Gloriana's video for their newest single (which is currently #35 on the Billboard Country Charts) will be premiering tonight on ABC Family at 8:45pm and on January 17th on CMT at 6pm CST with a live chat to follow after on www.cmt.com.


ONTD NEEDS MOAR COUNTRY, mods. Feel free to call them Lady A 2.0 since their 4th member left, but Rachel, the female, is DARE I SAY on Carrie Underwood's level (watch them singing the National Anthem to back my statement), not the Lady A chick.
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Are Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Blue Ivy Moving to Scarsdale?

Buh-bye Manhattan, hello Scarsdale? Are Beyonce and Jay-Z packing up Blue Ivy and leaving the bright lights of the Big Apple to hole up in the suburban confines of Scarsdale, N.Y., which is nestled in Westchester County? It seems pretty likely.

The couple purchased the sprawling estate in 2008 and even got their marriage license in the town, so they’ve certainly been scoping out and enjoying the area for several years.

Global Grind posted photos of Casa Carter, which looks to be a rather palatial estate that Bey, Hov and Blue are reportedly staying at. The abode is said to be a modern colonial and is a grand home located in a posh, tony part of town occupied by posh, tony people. The domicile is reportedly 15,000 square feet spread over two acres but that’s not enough for it to qualify as the area’s largest, most luxe home. Even so, it still looks and sounds like a great place to a raise a family.

Blue Ivy likely has an enviable nursery, too. Maybe Bey decided to forgo gender specific pink items and decorate the nursery in Blue in honor of her infant’s name?

We’re not surprised that Blue’s famous parents are nesting in their home with their new daughter. It’s time to bond and to get to know Babyonce!


I live in the neighborhood and my friend's mother is a real estate agent. According to her, the house is filed under a private company (as opposed to family name, like most houses) on the database. The house also has put in gates that exceed height limits so... 

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Hey Y'All, Paula Deen To Announce Diabetes Diagnosis

The Daily is reporting that Paula Deen, the large-living queen of heavy cooking, is about to come clean with what some say has long been her dirtiest secret: her diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes.

Rumors of Deen's diabetes first started to swirl in April, when The National Enquirer and The Daily Mail both reported that the TV chef was hiding her disease for fear that it would endanger her credibility as a chef.

There's no doubt that fans would be upset to learn that Deen had been keeping such a major disease, and a major consequence of heavy eating, from their knowledge. It would certainly cast an alarming pall over the reckless abandon with which she endorses delicacies like turducken. And it would lend support to rival Anthony Bourdain's much-ballyhooed critique of Deen's culinary style.

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Curious to see how much backlash she will get about this tbh. Oh, Paula and your sticks of butter.
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Matt Damon Drops Out of Directorial Debut (may still act in it)

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Matt Damon has been a busy, busy man. He spent most of the fall juggling a very full calendar, stumping for two films ("Contagion" and "We Bought A Zoo") while also filming Neill Blomkamp's massive and mysterious sci-fi project "Elysium." The plan was that heading into the New Year, he would transition behind the camera to take on his directorial debut, but it appears there has been a change.

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MTV2's 'Guy Code' Clip: "Getting Freaky"

It’s all been leading to this – “MTV2’s Guy Code” season finale is set to deliver one last stand on Tuesday, January 17th at 11pm ET/PT with an episode you don’t want to miss. There will be no guts and no glory unless you learn lasting lessons on getting freaky, the importance of nicknames, how to party before the party, and the guy code to handling the workplace.
Viewers can catch up on the full first season during a special MLK Day marathon on Monday, January 16th on MTV2. A second marathon of the first season will air immediately prior to the season finale.

Source: MTV
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Jennifer Lopez, terrorist supporter?

Oh no, J. Lo! Jennifer Lopez is under fire for Fiat once again, but this time the allegations are much more damaging than graffiti copyrights or being superimposed into the Bronx. An advocacy group is calling for the ‘Papi’ singer to drop her Fiat endorsement because of the automaker’s ties to Iran’s weapons program. Say what?!

The Huffington Post reports that the non-profit United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) released an open letter to Lopez, urging her to cut ties with the Italian car company. A rep for UANI wrote, ”By endorsing Fiat, you are serving as a spokesperson for a company that freely does business with a regime that is developing an illegal nuclear weapons program, financing and sponsoring terrorist groups including al-Qaeda, has killed American and NATO soldiers and is recognized as one of the world’s leading human rights violators.” Whoa.

The ties come not directly from Fiat itself (which is what Lopez promotes), but from a Fiat subsidiary, Iveco. Iveco sells trucks in Iran, and some of these trucks may have been used to move weapons and “stage gruesome public executions.” That’s a big jump from just killin’ it on the floor.

UANI gave Lopez a Jan. 18 deadline to announce her decision to stick with or nix being the face of Fiat. UANI spokesman Nathan Carleton said that if she stays, ”This campaign will continue, and we have plans to continue highlighting [Lopez's] involvement with Fiat if necessary.” UANI sent a similar letter to Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne to urge the company to stop trading with Iran, pointing out that Kia and Toyota have already done away with their deals with the troubled and troublesome nation. source
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The Flaming Lips to work with Bon Iver and Yoko Ono on new album

Frontman Wayne Coyne hopeful Ke$ha, Erykah Badu will also commit in time for an April release

The Flaming Lips had a jam-packed 2011: The Oklahoma psych-rockers toured behind their Dark Side of the Moon covers album, released music in a gummy skull, and recorded a 24-hour marathon song on Halloween-- all before ending the year with a pair of hometown New Year's shows in Oklahoma City where they were joined by Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band, with whom the Lips had already recorded a four-song Christmas EP earlier that month. But 50-year-old frontman Wayne Coyne isn't one for rest: The Lips' visionary singer already is hard at work on his band's next project.

Coyne tells Rolling Stone that the Lips are putting the finishing touches on a collaborative album that finds them working with a wildly diverse roster of artists, from Bon Iver to Nick Cave and Edward Sharpe to Yoko Ono. The album doesn't have an official release date yet, but Coyne hopes it will see the light of day in April. "All these things happen within a couple of days," Coyne says of the album's remotely managed, oftentimes logistically tricky recording sessions. "You set up these [collaborations] in your mind and immediately get to work."

The album's wide-ranging guestlist of collaborators are a direct reflection of Coyne and the Lips' diverse musical palette. Some collaborations have already been recorded (Nick Cave, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Plastic Ono Band, Neon Indian), while others are still coming together (Bon Iver). And then there are the artists (Ke$ha, Lykke Li, Erykah Badu) whom Coyne is still trying to convince to jump onboard. "Sometimes it just takes a matter of connecting," he says of potential roadblocks in roping artists along for the ride.

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TL;DR summary:

The Flaming Lips collab with: Nick Cave, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Plastic Ono Band, Neon Indian, Bon Iver
People Wayne Coyne wants to get to collab: Ke$ha, Lykke Li, Erykah Badu

I love the Flaming Lips and Wayne Coyne in particular, he's brilliant. I hope he'll make the Ke$ha collab happen, I'm dying to hear a 'weird rap' from two wonderful oddballs like them.
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Behind-the-Scenes Video of Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade's ESSENCE Photoshoot

Check out behind-the-scenes footage of ESSENCE's February cover shoot with Gabrielle Union, 39, and Dwyane Wade, 29.

Besides maintaining their blended family, these two Miami lovebirds are quite busy these days. Union has two movies hitting theaters this year, "Think Like a Man," a film adaptation of Steve Harvey's best-selling book, "Think Like a Man, Act Like a Lady," and "Good Deeds" co-starring Tyler Perry. Wade, the star of the triple-threat squad on the Miami Heat, has his eyes on the prize: his second NBA championship ring.

There's no stopping this power couple -- their love seems to be growing every day. Wade said it best, "ESSENCE stands for Black excellence and it stands for Black love, so I'm honored to be on the cover with my beautiful lady."

Read more: http://www.essence.com/2011/12/28/exclusive-dwayne-wade-gabrielle-union-essence-cover/#ixzz1jMZLtGvt

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Golden Globes: Why is it nominated?

Filmgoers share why they think the nominees in the top four film categories were nominated. Hint: purchases were made and the Hollywood Foreign Press want to party with a lot of people this year.

I made this video recently at a theater in NYC and only the most knowledgeable (and most likely ONTD members) were interviewed. These people know their movies. And their bullshit Hollywood nominees. I hope you enjoy it!


Madonna continues her promo activities with yet another Gaga shading interview

McFadden did, starting with the question of whether Madonna felt Gaga was “copying” her. The pop singer’s response, at first, was complimentary. She called Gaga “a very talented artist” and said she admired her songwriting. But she owned up to the connection between Gaga’s music and her own. 

I certainly think she references me a lot in her work. And sometimes I think it’s amusing and flattering and well done,” she said. 

Madonna said sometimes Gaga’s work also appears to be a “statement about taking something that was in the Zeitgeist, you know, 20 years ago and turning it inside out and reinterpreting it.” 

There’s a lot of ways to look at it. I can’t really be annoyed by it …because, obviously, I’ve influenced her.” 

But the Material Girl became coy when the conversation turned to “Born This Way.” 

When I heard it on the radio …I said that sounds very familiar,” Madonna said. 

Asked if that felt annoying, Madonna responded, “It felt reductive.” 

Pressed as to whether that was a good or bad thing, Madonna told Cynthia McFadden to “look it up” — we did; the term means “minimal” or “crude” — before smiling slyly and taking a sip from her tea cup. 


This is the fourth interview in like a week where she talked about her. Someone is desperate for press!
and she will overshadow her own album with all this Gaga talk tbh...

Your Favorite Vampire Slayer to Present at The Golden Globes!

The stars are gearing up for awards season with the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards this Sunday. The nominees for the evening have been announced, but we’ve got the pleasure of exclusively revealing a batch of the stars who will be presenting trophies on the big night.

Jessica Alba Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Channing Tatum Sarah Michelle Gellar and Seth Rogen Sarah Michelle Gellar will all be responsible for tearing open an envelope and making somebody’s night. All the excitement kicks off this Sunday with red carpet coverage beginning at 5e/2p on E! and the Awards ceremony beginning at 8e/5p on NBC.



The Streets Are Not Safe!

Gene Hackman was hit by a car!
Adonde estaba Superman?

Gene Hackman was airlifted to a trauma hospital in Florida today .. after the actor was hit by a car while riding his bike in the Florida Keys ... TMZ has learned.

The Florida Highway Patrol tells TMZ ... the 81-year-old Academy Award winner suffered serious injuries to his head and body.

We're told the accident took place around 3:00 PM local time.

The Florida Highway Patrol is conducting an investigation into the cause of the crash.

We're told Hackman is currently in stable condition.

Hackman's rep tells TMZ the actor has been released from the hospital and insists he is "fine."

The rep says Gene "suffered bumps and bruises after a woman bumped him from behind in her vehicle."


And this is why riding a bike in the city scurrs me.

Jin Akanishi reveals dates for his upcoming Tour & Album debut + 2nd US single leaked


PLUS Model Magazine: Most Models Meet Criteria for Anorexia.

Most runway models meet the body mass index criteria for anorexia
, according to an editorial pictorial in the January issue of PLUS Model magazine.

Twenty years ago, the average fashion model weighed 8 percent less than the average woman. Today, she weighs 23 percent less, it said. When asked for its source, the magazine cited the website of Rader Programs, which treats those with eating disorders.

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Whedon says "The Avengers" will mostly be from one character's POV

The Avengers is smorgasbord of superheroes and while it’s possible to do the movie from multiple perspective, writer-director Joss Whedon says we’ll see the movie mostly through one character’s eyes. In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, Whedon explains...
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'Braxton Family Values': Family Dinner Turns Ugly

Last night on "Braxton Family Values" (Thurs., 9 p.m. EST on WE) a family dinner turned into a battleground. Some of the Braxton ladies dished outway too much information, and at one stage the incessant cursing turned the air so blue that Toni had to cover mom Evelyn's ears with a napkin.

Poor Evelyn probably thought she was going to a restaurant for a nice, convivial dinner with her daughters, but it turned into an all-out war of words between Tamar and her sisters. First Tamar took on Trina by making jibes about Gabe's cheating, and that's when Trina admitted to doing a little cheating of her own.

Then, after Toni called Tamar out for heaping on Trina, and said she was too defensive, Tamar just about lost it. She and Toni cursed at each other until a clearly exasperated Evelyn intervened: "Enough is enough."


Who watched yesterday/watches this program? I couldn't @ this whole episode. From "oral transaction" to "Trina Czechoslovakia Braxton", "Hoe-ish activities", "you f-cking with a heavyweight", Toni's "I'm not going to say sorry" rant etc. Tamar's a mess but she did have a point (and often does), it's just that her delivery of the piping hot tea is always so messy and OTT.
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Whoa, We Got A Badass Over Here

Drake Confronts Tattoo Artist

Last month, Drizzy made headlines when an LA woman hit up a tattoo shop to get his name inked across her forehead. To make matters worse, the tattoo artist who had the honor of tatting the chick up had some harsh words for Drake after all was said and done. He claimed in an interview, ‘I didn’t know who Drake was, I figured it was her hood or some sh*t, not some goofnugget R&B dude.’ and later called Drake, ‘the softest motherf*cker in hip hop’. Drake obviously didn’t appreciate those side swipes, and threatened in an interview,

‘‘F*ck you’ to that tattoo artist by the way because you’re an asshole for real. You should lose your job and never do tattoos again and I don’t f*ck with you and if I ever see you I’m going to f*ck you up.”

Well, it seems as though Drake may have stuck by his word…sort of. According to the tattoo artist, Drake rolled up on the tattoo shop and sent his security inside to let the tattoo guy know that he wasn’t playing. He wrote on his facebook:

Drake sent his security detail into the shop to inform me that “nobody is going to hurt Drake in the state of California.”. I don’t remember ever saying I was going to hurt him, but maybe they were referring to his feelings.

Today, he elaborated more on what exactly went down via his twitter:

Guess you could call it sorted out. When Drake was in LA last, he parked out front of the shop and sent in this huge security dude. Calling Drake “soft” was like calling Justin Bieber a p**sy. I kinda feel bad for the dude now. Drake said he would beat my ass, not me. Now I’m just embarrassed for him. He made himself look like a weenie. I just think it’s funny that he made the threats and when I actually responded, he sent in the troops

When asked if security put their hands on him, the tattoo artist responded:

Naw they just told me that “this was my first warning”.

What the hell? Whatever happened to, ‘Diss me and you’ll never hear a reply for it’…. ? Drake is either distracted or sick and tired of being ridiculed. This is cray! source

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kelly clarkson on her 9 guns and eating disorders

Kelly Clarkson burst onto the pop scene in 2002 when she became the first winner of American Idol. She went on to win Grammys, break records on the charts and earn the affection of critics — one dubbed her "the best voice in the history of pop music."

But unlike many of her contemporaries, Clarkson has seemed to retain her authenticity. You can trace that back to early 2000 when, on the strength of her voice, Clarkson was offered a record deal. She was unknown at the time, just 18 years old, and had moved to Los Angeles from Texas to pursue her dream. And yet, when that deal came around, she turned it down on principle.

"I literally weighed 124 pounds. I'm 5'3" and a half — don't forget that half. And they told me that if I lost 20 pounds, that they would sign me. And I was like, 'Wow,'" Clarkson says. "I'd had an eating disorder in high school for a bit. I think God kind of put me through that to make me stronger for when situations like that come up."

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Also: It’s official! Kelly will be returning to the 54th Annual Grammy stage on February 12th at 8/7c. Be sure to mark your calendars! This performance will be too good to miss.

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'30 Rock' season 6 premiere: Dance like nobody's watching!

I’m so glad 30 Rock is back. As a matter of fact, it might just be the highlight of my year, and I realize it’s only January. But it’s been way too long since I last had a nice dose of Liz Lemon & Co. (Although, I will admit that it feels weird to watch 30 Rock at 8 p.m. instead of the noticeably absent Community. It’s not cheating, guys. I love both!) Anyway, let’s get down to the important stuff and chat about “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching!”

Kenneth was convinced the world was ending tomorrow. (I guess if you’re not reading this because the world no longer exists, the joke’s on us!) He was excited to go to heaven and receive his reward: 72 virgin…margaritas sans salt. Lemon, who was in a surprisingly good mood, gave Kenneth some valuable advice for his supposed last day on the great blue marble she calls Earth. “Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. Enjoy these Satchel Paige brand tampons.” So Kenneth decided to grab life by the horns and complete all his dream chores. And when the world didn’t end, Pete decided to take a very disappointed Kenneth to see the ocean for the first time. But keep your chin up, Kenneth. 2012 has only just begun. There’s plenty of time for the world to end!

Meanwhile, the network had found success with its new series America’s Kidz Got Singing. The show featured, well, kidz singing in an American Idol-style competition. On hand to judge this formulaic reality hit were D’Fawn (“Style” Expert), John McEnroe (Big Music Fan), and Jenna Maroney (Regional Recording Artist). Jenna had the opportunity to be the Simon Cowell of the show by dolling out all the mean comments like, “Liddy, go jump back up your mother!” Remembering his own Liddy (a.k.a. “little human tumbler of scotch”), Jack decided to put an end to Jenna’s heinous remarks. He was trying to be a good parent, but this only ruined the show. So after a very business-like chat with his nearly 1-year-old daughter, Jack realized what was really important in life. Money! (Which sounds an awful lot like, “I want Mommy.” But let’s just call it selective hearing.) Jack reinstated Jenna’s not-so-nice personality on the show and brought it back to its successful standards.

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Keri Hilson attacked by Beyonce stans


Hope you feel better Queen Keri <3333


Shortly after seeing the story on MTO, Miss Keri took to Twitter to blast the outlet for their story.

“Thanks for the laugh! Now, cut and paste yourself a life,” she wrote, adding, “When people use so much of their own time and effort to prove that they hate you, they must realize it has the opposite effect!”

“Fake tweet, fake story. Photoshop is a helluva drug lol,” Hilson concluded.

Diet Pepsi & Louis Vuitton. What more do you need?

Diet Pepsi: Dance

New TV commercial for Diet Pepsi entitled "Dance" with actress Sofia Vergara, they come back together again with a new ad campaign that continues to demonstrate that "Nothing Refreshes Like a Diet Pepsi.” The new TV commercial will debut on the 69th annual Golden Globes awards show this Sunday, January 15, 2012.
The spot is directed by director McG and choreographed by Mark Ballas, of Dancing with the Stars, set to a flirty and uplifting rendition of the iconic song, "Whatever Lola Wants," by Ruby Stewart, Rod Stewart’s daughter.

Louis Vuitton presents "The Great Journey of Little Bagcharms"

The "New, Now" by Louis Vuitton online magazine comes this web film/ad. The music is awesome, The Do song "Too Insistent".

Inspired by the iconic Monogram canvas created in 1896, Christian Borstlap has imagined the adventure of this little collectable. A miniature version of a monogram trunk suspended from an air-balloon wanders through an unknown and ancient world in search of its home.


Jessica Chastain joins Kathryn Bigelow's Bin Laden thriller**

**Pending Pentagon investigation

Kathryn Bigelow's film about the military's hunt for Osama Bin Laden is on the verge of enlisting three new stars.

According to a number of reports, including one by The Hollywood Reporter, Jessica Chastain, Edgar Ramirez and Mark Strong are all in talks to join the long-gestating project. On Thursday, it was reported -- and seemingly confirmed by production company Annapurna via Twitter retweet -- that Joel Edgerton had joined the picture. Chris Pratt and Jason Clarke were already part of the cast.

In development for years, the film had to retool after Bin Laden was killed by the Navy's SEAL Team 6 early in 2011.

"The attempt to kill Bin laden in the Tora Bora mountains in 2001 was no longer as relevant a story as what had just happened," Edgerton told Indiewire last year, "but then what had just happened was so fresh and as we all know, history often needs time and perspective to kind of settle in everybody's minds, you can't just go and start shooting the movie in the next month and assume that you're going to get everything right and have all of the information. So the project was put on hold for a while while Mark and Kathryn kind of gathered information."

That information gathering also made headlines on Thursday; Rep. Peter King, chair of the House's Homeland Security Committee, announced that the CIA and Department of Defense would be honoring his request for an investigation into alleged secret sharing by the White House with the producers of the film. In November, a CIA spokeswoman said that they would be working on refining the process for sharing information with filmmakers.

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Vaguely disturbed she is replacing Rooney Mara but w/e get it and Edgar imo 
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Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth address ‘Hunger Games’/'Twilight’ comparisons

If there’s one thing that Twilight and Hunger Games fans have heard, it’s that the two are similar to each other and that Hunger Games is “the next Twilight.”

In new interviews with Moviefone, lead stars Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth address the misconception and explain what the love means in their film.

We’re glad to hear the stars address the matter because those who read the two book series know they are not similar at all.

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McCartney Back In The U.S.A.


James McCartney has scheduled a handful of rare U.S. appearances for January and February including his U.S. television debut on the “Late Show With David Letterman.”

The British musician/songwriter is crossing the pond in support of the recent release of The Complete EP Collection, which features McCartney’s two previous EPs – Close At Hand and Available Light – along with five never-heard bonus tracks. The two-disc set was produced by his father, Paul McCartney, and David Kahne.

McCartney and his band will get 2012 started with two appearances at Sundance Film Festival’s Sundance ASCAP Music Café in Park City, Utah, Jan. 23-24.

On Jan. 30 McCartney will take the stage on the “Late Show with David Letterman” on CBS.

The other two gigs on McCartney’s plate take place on the East Coast. On Feb. 1 he plays New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall, followed by a Feb. 3 show in Asbury Park, N.J., at the Wonder Bar.



The Challenge: Battle of the Exes

Pre-Game Episode

Kenny Santucci joins former Challenge competitors Mike, Laurel, Tyler and Jenn to introduce this season's group of exes and all the drama they bring down to the Dominican Republic.



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Also everyone tweet @MTV about having CORAL host the after shows!!

Promo photos for the Grey's Anatomy AU episode, "If/Then"

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Kate Walsh ( "Private Practice") and Kate Burton (Emmy® Nominee For her Role as Ellis Grey) Return

"If/Then" - As Meredith puts Zola to bed and falls asleep, she begins to wonder -- what if her mother had never had Alzheimer's and she'd had loving, supportive parents? The reverberations of a happy Meredith Grey change the world of Seattle Grace as we know it. What if she had never met Derek in that bar and he had never separated from Addison? What if Callie and Owen had become a couple long before she met Arizona? And what if Bailey never evolved from the meek intern she once was? "Grey's Anatomy" airs THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

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Alan Moore at Occupy London of the Day

Legendary comics creator Alan Moore has been a vocal supporter of the Occupy movement, and the role his Guy Fawkes mask from V for Vendetta has played in it, and now Moore has actually visited the front lines of the protest himself.

Channel 4 News joined Moore at Occupy London, as he came face-to-mask with his own creation.

“It’s a bit surprising when some of the characters you thought you made up suddenly seem to escape into ordinary reality,” Moore told the masked protestors. “I mean, what is it about the mask — is it just useful, or what?”

He also addressed his feud with fellow comics creator Frank Miller, who has taken a decidedly anti-Occupy stance.

“If there’s something in the world happening that you don’t agree with, protest against it. If there’s something that you wish existed in the world, work towards realizing it,” Moore said.


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Coachella 2012: SOLD OUT

That was fast: Weekend 1 was gone in 40 minutes, while Weekend 2 only took two hours to sell out.
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We all knew it was going to be crazy, but this is just outrageous. Tickets for the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival went on sale at 10 a.m. today and Weekend 1 tickets were completely sold out by 10:45 a.m. By 1pm Pacific Standard, Weekend 2 tickets were gone as well.

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Benedict Cumberbatch is a BAMF + Sherlock video

Benedict Cumberbatch, the actor who plays Sherlock Holmes in the BBC series, has told how he talked his way out of a kidnap attempt.

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This creepy video was posted on John's blog a few days ago. CANNOT WAIT FOR SUNDAY!

sources: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/9009080/Sherlock-star-Benedict-Cumberbatch-survived-kidnap-attempt-in-South-Africa.html and http://www.johnwatsonblog.co.uk/

Dear Patient Mod, I AM SO, SO SORRY lmao <3

SNL's Stefon on Yelp!

We like to have fun in the VentureBeat writers’ lounge, but we don’t think we’re having as much fun as whoever’s behind Stefon’s Yelp account.

Stefon, the wildly popular Bill Hader character from Saturday Night Live, is a (likely drug-addled) club-hopping gay dream within a nightmare, and his “reviews” of fictional New York City nightclubs are a hilarious part of the show’s Weekend Update segments.

Although formulaic, the Stefon bits always surprise and entertain — in fact, it’s rare that Hader and Weekend Update host Seth Meyers can get through a Stefon sketch without breaking character and giggling behind their hands.

So when we saw “Stefon” on Yelp, we were delighted but apprehensive — could the writer of Stefon’s Yelp reviews keep up comedically speaking with the SNL writers?

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Stefon’s Yelp account

People's Top Ten Celeb Quotes of the Week!

"Gonna be a man in motion, all I need is my Broncos team. Take me where my future's lyin', Tim Tebow's Fire."

– The revamped lyrics to "St. Elmo's Fire" by John Parr, the British musician behind the theme song from the '80s cult classic film – and one of the Denver Broncos quarterback's many admirers

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HAPPY FRIDAY the 13th, ONTD!  :-)

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jhdfoih nviserhncgsi fniuj BE STLL MY HEART !!!! Twilight Forever !!!

Lionsgate Buys Summit; Studio Head Suggests ‘Twilight’ Could Continue After ‘Breaking Dawn Part 2′!

Here’s a story in two parts. The first part is that, after a very long series of negotiations that goes back to 2008, a deal was finalized today in which Lionsgate will purchase Summit Entertainment for $412.5m in cash and stock. Part of the impetus for the sale is the ending Twilight film series, which concludes this fall with the release of Breaking Dawn Part 2. Or does that planned conclusion really have to be the end of Twilight?

While Summit investors wanted to get this deal done before Twilight ended and Summit’s overall value fell, it seems like some at Lionsgate don’t feel like Twilight has to be done. Today Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said he hopes to continue Twilight in some form, either in film or television.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 opens on November 16, and should be a huge release for Summit, and now Lionsgate. But Lionsgate, which has already pushed the Saw series to more installments than can be counted on one hand, may try to further exploit Twilight.

Speaking to the LA Times, Feltheimer said, “I’m anticipating ‘Breaking Dawn Part 2′ being $700 million-plus in worldwide box office.”

He was asked about “whether the franchise would continue in some form,” to which Feltheimer answered,

It’s hard for me to imagine a movie that does $700 million-plus doesn’t have ongoing value. It’s an amazing franchise that they have done a great job of maintaining with absolutely no deterioration. So the simple answer is ‘Boy I hope so.’

There are suggestions that Twilight could move to TV, where it could become something like the Star Trek for sparkly vampire fans, but when asked specifically about that option, the exec said only “I would certainly hope so.” Why do I predict that the overwhelming balance of our readers will counter that with “I certainly hope not”?

Here’s the full press release about Lionsgate’s purchase of Summit:

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Let’s Just Fix NBC’s Thursday Night Scheduling Problem Right Now

Last night saw the midseason break returns of Parks and Recreation, The Office, and Up All Night, as well as the season premiere of the sorely missed 30 Rock. It…was good. Very good, in fact, but not great, because Community was absent, and will be until some undetermined time in the spring.

So: you’ve got two hours of scheduling (8-10 p.m. EST), room enough for four shows, but what about Community? Where will it go when it returns? It’s been a problem that’s plagued NBC for years, through pretty much everything has plagued NBC since Friends went off the air. All they’re missing is a literal plague. Below are my suggestions of how to handle their scheduling quandary, with the focus more on what’s best for the shows rather than what’s best for the advertisers. You hear that, Verizon!

Why am I qualified to do this? WELL, during my senior year of high school, I took a class field trip from Albany, NY to New York, NY to visit the headquarters of one of the Big Four networks. One of the presentations we sat through and participated with was with someone who was in charge of scheduling, and she asked how we would arrange their, say, Tuesday night shows. I did it, and was told, “Let me point out a few things to you…” Five minutes later, I had been humbled and walked out ashamed. Like a PRO.

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Britney Spears, Jason Trawick Planning "Low-Key" Wedding

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Third time's the charm?

Britney Spears only just announced her engagement to Jason Trawick, but she's already making plans for the big day, according to close family sources.

The singer is adamant that it be a much more low-key, traditional affair than her two previous weddings ... both of which obviously did not turn out well.

Hey, you live and learn right?

An insider explains: "She wants a traditional Southern-style wedding with comfort food, surrounded by her family, her two sons and all of her childhood friends."

With the exception of Jason Alexander, we're guessing.

Insisting that she not have a "Hollywood wedding," Britney "is taking this marriage really seriously." Given everything she's gone through, that's good to hear.

Hopefully this is a relationship that really will be forever. After all the celebrity breakups we've chronicled in the past year, that would be a refreshing change.


this post was an excuse to post this,too cute

Oops, chescaleigh Did It Again!

Here's the follow-up to the successful Shit White Girls Say... to Black Girls appropriately entitled Shit White Girls Say... to Black Girls 2.

I personally enjoyed this new video as much as I did the first. Her delivery, once again, is very refreshing! The content, unfortunately, is also blatantly based on things people actually say. Her intention is presumably the same (raising awareness of how often people inadvertently blurt out offensive remarks). 

Best of luck to our fellow ONTD member,chescaleigh

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David Cameron Says: Start Making Shitty Movies!

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UK film-makers should rival Hollywood, David Cameron to say

Britain should aim to rival Hollywood and produce more blockbuster films such as The King’s Speech, David Cameron will suggest today.

National Lottery money will in future be directed at “mainstream” films that could become commercial successes, rather than “art house” cinema that generates limited box office sales.

A strategy for exporting British film-making expertise will also be announced as part of a drive to exploit the potential of the £40billion industry to create jobs.

The Prime Minister will outline the plans during a visit to Pinewood studios in west London, where the next James Bond adventure is being filmed.

The proposal to focus lottery money on fims that are likely to be commercially successful films could be criticised by some independent film-makers, who are already aggrieved at the Coalition’s decision to abolish the UK Film Council.

And oh, David's not having "The Iron Lady" gurl. It's a horrible sequel to "Iron Man".

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12th Annual AFI Awards Gala

The 12th Annual AFI Awards held at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 13, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Newsweek to create Mad Men inspired issue

Here's a yummy appetizer before the "Mad Men" season premiere on March 25. To mark the show's long-awaited return, Newsweek will channel the 60s era in one issue of the magazine, from layout to design. AdAge reports that in yet another stunt from editor Tina Brown, she will give a retro vibe to everything from the features to the advertisements.

Brown and her editors say they will make the best effort to create a precise 1960s style--minus the tobacco advertisements, and using women writers and editors.

Matthew Weiner, the creator and executive producer of the AMC hit, had concerns about how best to premiere the fifth season of the critically acclaimed show, which comes a year and a half after the end of season four -- when Brown suggested that the magazine give the show a nod.

"Newsweek was very much on the cultural forefront at the time of the show," Ms. Brown told AdAge. "It covered the events that are so much of the background for the show's drama... That was Newsweek's cutting-edge beat and its flourishing journalistic subject. So it seemed like a wonderful marriage in a sense to take that and apply it to the magazine, to make the magazine an homage to the period."

The Newsweek issue is set for a March 19 release, and will include a feature on the role of advertising in US culture.