February 14th, 2012

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Grammy embrace of Chris Brown draws criticism

The Grammy Awards' warm embrace of Chris Brown three years after his assault of Rihanna has drawn the ire of viewers who claim the controversial R&B star shouldn't have been rewarded with such attention.

Brown was front-and-center three times during Sunday's Grammys. He won best R&B album for "F.A.M.E.," he performed a single from his upcoming album, "Turn Up the Music," and he opened a dance tribute to "Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius.

The imagery of Brown's Grammy glory was striking because it was, literally, a return to the scene of the crime. On the eve of the 2009 Grammys, Brown beat his then-girlfriend Rihanna, for which he later pled guilty to a charge of assault and was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community labor.

Since then, Brown has worked to repair his image, undergoing domestic violence counseling and rediscovering popularity with his hit album "F.A.M.E. (Forgiving All My Enemies)." Last year, his restraining order was eased. The former order required Brown to stay 50 yards away from 23-year-old Rihanna, but the restriction was reduced to 10 yards if they were at a music industry event.
On Sunday evening, Twitter was abuzz with questions of Brown's significant role in the proceedings. Many critics argued against the Grammys' decision to celebrate Brown and endorse his comeback.

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Exclusive: Beyonce, Jay-Z Skip Grammys for Pizza Date in Brooklyn

Where were Beyonce and Jay-Z on Grammys Sunday?
On a pizza date in Brooklyn!
Although Jay-Z was nominated at Sunday's 54th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, he and wife Beyonce sat out the proceedings attended by peers like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Adele and others.

Instead, Beyonce, 30, and Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter), 42, took a Maybach from their home in downtown Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood to the cute Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn -- where they tucked into pizza at their favorite posh pizzeria Lucali.

Leaving one-month-old daughter Blue Ivy at home, the music super couple "were just like a regular couple talking and whatnot," a witness tells Us Weekly, adding that other patrons failed to notice them. "They were sitting in front of the place closer to where they make the pizza."
"Love on Top" singer Beyonce made sure to bid goodbye to the eatery's owner and waitress as they departed.
The fellow diner even congratulated Jay-Z on Blue Ivy's recent arrival. "He said, 'Thank you,' shook our hands, and said 'Have a good night.'"

(In absentia, Jay-Z and collaborator Kanye West won the Grammy for Best Rap Performance for "Otis," from their Watch the Throne album.)
The couple surprised fans worldwide Friday night when they posted the first-ever pics of Blue Ivy on a brand-new Tumblr site.

Explained their close pal, stylist June Ambrose: "B really really thought about this," Ambrose told Us Saturday, "and she really wanted to do it this way. She just couldn't imagine selling pictures of her baby."
And the pictures are "accurate," Ambrose added. "A girl with big full lips, she'll be a supermodel, I can't wait! And her eyes -- she's gorgeous!"


First look at Saoirse Ronan in Neil Jordan's "Byzantium"

Here is the first ever image from Neil Jordan's Byzantium, about a pair of women who claim to be vampire siblings.

Having just wrapped principal photography, Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Caleb Landry Jones, Danny Mays, Bradley James, Sam Riley, Jonny Lee Miller and Tom Hollander all star. It is for sale at EFM in Berlin.

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Little Mix Jesy proudly flaunts figure in Barbados

She had a tough time of it on The X Factor, finding herself the victim of cyber bullying and cruel jibes about her weight.

But now (X Factor winner) Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson has well and truly put her insecurities behind her, embracing her figure with pride.

The 20-year-old singer displayed her newly-toned curves, the result of frequent personal training sessions, as she hit the beach in Barbados in a variety of bikinis.

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TV Ratings: 54th Grammy Awards deliver largest audience since 1984

The 54th Grammy Awards, scored a giant 14.1 adults 18-49 rating and 39 million viewers, up 41% vs. a 10.0 rating and 26.7 million average viewers last season.

That was the second highest viewership in Grammy history (1984), and the best adults 18-49 ratings since 1990.

Note that the numbers for the Grammy Awards in the table below are only for the 8-11pm portion, while the numbers in the text above are for the entire show.

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War Horse's Jeremy Irvine does Esquire

This winter you can have any jacket you like, as long as it’s blue.

Actor Jeremy Irvine — breakout star of Steven Spielberg’s War Horse — unpacks eight of the season’s very best for February.

“I was literally playing a tree,” says Jeremy Irvine of his last acting job prior to being snapped up by Steven Spielberg to star in the film adaptation of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo’s novel turned all-conquering stage play. It’s a self-deprecating take on life before his meteoric rise — he was actually an ensemble performer in an RSC production at the Hampstead Theatre — but then, Jeremy Irvine is still adjusting to life as a leading man.

The Bedfordshire native began his career by taking a risk, leaving the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art after only a year, opting to go it alone. “It’s tough at the start. You go to audition after audition, and you begin to question yourself as a performer.” Eventually, the risk paid off.

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Bobbi Kristina Had Similar Bathtub Incident Before Whitney Houston’s Death

Bobbi Kristina Had Similar Bathtub Incident Before Whitney Houston’s Death

Talk about eerie coincidences. Just one day before superstar pop diva Whitney Houston was found dead in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton during 2012 Grammy Awards festivities, her daughter Bobbi Kristina also fell asleep. In a tub. On the same floor. In the same hotel.

The thought is terrifying, especially considering what happened to Houston. It’s also scary since Bobbi Kristina went to the hospital twice after her mother’s death, reportedly mixing sedatives and alcohol to numb her tremendous pain.

The most recent reports indicate that Bobbi Kristina’s family fears she is suicidal. The poor girl. Our hearts break for her.

TMZ reports that on Friday night (Feb. 10), the teen’s friends knocked on the door of her hotel room, which was booked under her mother’s name, multiple times, but BK did not answer. The friends then called security to unlock the door and to help get her out of the tub. Yikes.

Again, we send our thoughts and prayers out to Bobbi Kristina, 18, as she deals with this tragedy. Judging from this incident and the fact that she reportedly mixed pills and alcohol in the wake of Houston’s death means she is on a similar path as her mother. Hopefully her father Bobby Brown can get control of this situation because we don’t want to see Bobbi Kristina suffer the same fate as her much-missed mother.


poor girl :( i wonder if she and whitney ever used together? :/
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America's Favorite ~Bromances

Nearly three out of four men either currently have a "bromance" -- a close platonic relationship with someone of the same sex -- or have had one in the past, according to a new survey commissioned by Badoo, the world's largest social network for meeting new people. Results also show American men are more likely to have an inseparable BFF than our U.K. cousins, where only 55 percent admit to being a part of a bromance at one time or another.

Bromances, however, don't come without their problems. Sixty percent of men in the U.S. say their relationship with their BFF causes problems with other people in their life and 16 percent of partners get jealous of their beau's bromance. It's unsurprising since nearly a third (31 percent) of guys admit to having the most fun they have with anyone with their bromantic bud and, eleven percent say it cramps their romantic style.

It seems romantic relationships, marriage and co-habiting could sound the death knell for a bromance. Of the American men that are currently in a bromance, nearly half (41 percent) are single. Bromances also tend to tail off around the age of 44 for American men and at just 34 for Brits.

Inspired by the worlds of film and TV, Americans voted Sherlock Holmes and Dr.Watson, played in the recent remake by Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, their favorite bromance of all time. The iconic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid take the second spot.

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Producer Michelle Bell leaks tracks from Britney's unreleased "Original Doll" album!

New Britney music leaks! Producer Michelle Bell (who has worked with Nas, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez, Girls Aloud) told fans if she gets enough followers, she’d release a few new tracks from Britney’s mysterious and iconic Original Doll album. Bell produced six tracks for the album and posted clips of two of them:

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Peep Show:


So fucking epic. Original Doll would have slayed and buried, I can't wait for more tracks to leak.
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Kate Winslet Talks V-Day, 'Titanic' in 3-D

Today is Valentine’s Day, and we asked Kate Winslet if she’s doing anything to celebrate.

“I might be,” says the Academy Award-winning actress with a mysterious glint in her eye. “I might be not. That’s my answer.”

OK, OK, we understand — even if we’re still dying to know! While she’s keeping her love life a secret — can you blame her? — she happily chatted up the 3D release of Titanic, officially out on April 2 but screening in 44 cities today as part of a special Valentine’s Day preview (sorry, the free tickets have all been snapped up).

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New Nicolas Cage interview!

The Led Zeppelin of film-making talks Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance along with his experiences on Fast Times at Ridgemont High in which other actors were clearly jealous of his raw talent.

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His interviews are always so inspiring! So glad he overcame the adversity he faced on the set of Ridgemont High, I don't think it's an accident that everyone in that film went on to become flops! Except for Sean Penn of course but his douchebagness outweighs all of his success imo. Wifebeaters are flops no matter how many Oscars they have.


Ashley Tisdale and Sarah Hyland's bikini photoshoot

From Celebslam: Sarah Hyland stars as Haley on Modern Family and of course Ashley Tisdale was in High School Musical, and on Friday the two did a photoshoot for OP in Venice Beach. They held hands, pulled their socks way up, ate ice cream cones, and did a little rollerskating down the boardwalk. In other words, I'm pretty sure the director is a raging pedophile. "OK Ashley, now put your hair in pigtails and talk to Sarah about how much you love candy."

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Nicki Minaj: 'I was disappointed at MIA's Super Bowl gesture'

Nicki Minaj has said that she was disappointed in MIA for flipping her middle finger during Madonna's Super Bowl performance earlier this month (February 5).

Minaj, who was performing with Madonna on her new single 'Gimme All Your Luvin'' alongside MIA, told Billboard that she had felt "disappointment" at the hand gesture because she thought it was disrespectful to the Queen of Pop.

"I'm a cuckoo lady, too, but I would never be able to do it off the strength of Madonna," said the rapper. "There are fines that go into these things, and I just thought, 'Oh my God, I hope they don't penalize Madonna.' Madonna knows the artist MIA is and it was her decision to take the risk with all of us. We're all kind of firecrackers and she took that risk. She's done some crazy things becoming the icon that she is, so I think that's why she was able to forgive MIA."

Minaj went on to add: I love MIA and I don't want to say anything that is the wrong thing, but me personally, I couldn't see myself doing it, just for the respect for Madonna. I wouldn't want any backlash to come back on Madonna.
Last week (February 10), Madonna criticised MIA's antics and said "she wasn't happy" about the controversy as it had ruined the show's positive atmosphere.

She added: "It's kind of a teenager irrelevant thing to do in one respect, but there was such a feeling of love and unity there so what was the point? It was just out of place."

Minaj will release her new album 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' on April 3. Earlier this month (February 2), the video for her new single, 'Stupid Hoe', was banned by US television network BET for supposedly being too raunchy - scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch.

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Chaka Khan Criticizes Clive Davis

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As the world continues to mourn the sudden loss of Whitney Houston, the singer's close friend, Chaka Khan, has finally broke her silence during a recent episode of CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."

During the exclusive interview the award-winning vocalist criticized Houston's mentor and music mogul Clive Davis for continuing to host his pre-Grammys gala just hours after her death at the Beverly Hilton.

"I thought that was complete insanity," she said. "And knowing Whitney I don't think that she would've said, 'The show must go on,' she's the kind of woman who would've said, 'stop everything! I'm not going to be there.' I don't know what could motivate a person to have a party in the building where the person whose live he had influence so enormously. And whose life has been affected by hers... I don't understand how that party went on."

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Random political affiliation of the week: Sean Penn is team Argentina (?)

Hollywood actor Sean Penn has shown his support for Argentina as tensions rise between the UK and Argentina ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Falklands war.

After meeting Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in Buenos Aires, he urged the UK to join talks on the dispute.

"I think that the world today is not going to tolerate any kind of ludicrous and archaic commitment to colonialist ideology," the Oscar-winning actor said.


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Liam talks about Miley in Details Magazine

“I just had an audition with Miley Cyrus! How funny is that?”,

Liam is standing by the first tee recounting what he said to his brother Chris after he got his first break in Hollywood, The Last Song, a weeper about a piano prodigy with Daddy issues who cozies up to a beach-volleyball stud. The moment Liam left the audition room, in 2009, he rushed to meet up with Chris just to laugh about coming face-to-face with the Disney starlet they’d watched on TV—who’d go on to be his onscreen love interest and his offscreen girlfriend—and the absurdity of it all. “We grew up surfing and stuff,” Liam says of his family as he reaches for a pitching wedge. “That’s why we can laugh. This business is ridiculous.”

Then came the audition for The Last Song that he found so laughable. He got the job. And the girl. When Liam and Miley hooked up on the set, he was 19, she was 16—a fact he doesn’t shy away from. “What happened happened, and we’ve been together two and a half years,” he says. “She makes me really happy. When you start, you want to be professional, but when you’re filming those scenes with someone and pretending to love them, you’re not human if you don’t feel something.”
When the film wrapped, he went home with her to Nashville, where he was introduced to the joys of Cracker Barrel and Miley’s dad, Billy Ray. “He’s very spiritual,” Liam says of Mr. “Achy Breaky Heart.” “He’s just one of the nicest guys. Very accommodating. I’ve listened to his music since we got together. It’s awesome.”

As we head down Pico Boulevard, Liam tells me about his desire to put down roots in L.A. Chris just got married, after all. “I’m sure I’ll get married one day,” he says. “But I’m only 22.” He immediately worries that his comment might become a headline about Miley—they’ve all been about her. Liam was there at her 19th-birthday party, which exploded in the tabloids after she joked about her Bob Marley cake and how she “smokes way too much fucking weed” on video. For the first time, Liam is angry. “She’s in a room full of her best friends,” he says, almost breaking a sweat. “And you have one person who comes in there and videos it. The poor girl can’t have one night where she can feel safe in her own world. It’s ridiculous.”
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The Mars Volta's 'Malkin Jewel': An Unexpected Garage-Rock Stomper

By Marc Hogan on February 13, 2012 4:11 PM

The Mars Volta's sixth album, Noctourniquet, comes out on March 27 with a storyline evidently drawn from Greek myth, Superman comics, and obscure British rockists. First single "The Malkin Jewel," which premiered today on Australia's Triple J Radio (via Antiquiet), is about as bewildering as that all suggests.

Already a part of the Mars Volta's live arsenal, "The Malkin Jewel" continues the band's propensity for music that displays astonishing technical complexity, but the surprise this time is a gutter-blues swagger that brings to mind Nick Cave's Grinderman. Don't expect anything as immediately communicative as Grinderman's "No Pussy Blues," though. Rather, the initial garage-rock lurch and tough-to-discern whispers about rats and vermin give way to a tedious herky-jerk bridge (pretty sure one of the lyrics involves a "bivouac" — Colin Meloy? Kevin Barnes? Is that you in there?). Everybody can play the hell out of what they're playing, but it's hard to tell how much they might be just playing with themselves.

The song ends in mid-breath, so maybe the next track on the album will help make sense of everything. Let's see, what's that one called? Oh, the title is in Russian? Right.

Mods, I posted a lq version yesterday that was taken down right after it was posted. This the offical song from the band and will not be taken down.

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Beyonce is working on a new album

Told y'all this chick was planning album content while she was breastfeeding and changing diapers. Baby Blue's mom is said to be already setting up to work on a new album. And yes, B.I.C. will likely be her muse. Producer/Songwriter Ryan Tedder, who just copped an award at last night's GRAMMYS for contributing to Adele's Album of the Year, 21, revealed some generalities.

He said it goes “without saying” that Bey’s work will have some reflection on her newborn child Blue Ivy, but that “the conversations about her next album literally just happened.”

“You feed her the best that you have. She’s just a phenomenal filter… she can identify what the next thing is,” Tedder said of the “Party” girl, noting that she has “two projects happening” this year. “You just let her go.”


Say what you want about Ryan but he can produce the fuck out of an album. So excited for this! XD
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CBS has found its wannabe Cumberbatch.

Former Dexter killer Jonny Lee Miller has landed the lead role in the network's drama pilot Elementary, described as a New York-set modern take on the cases of the famed detective, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The casting marks a return to series TV for Miller, who guest starred in eight episodes as a motivational speaker with a dark secret on Showtime's Dexter. The feature actor (Trainspotting) previously starred on ABC's primetime soap Eli Stone. He has a pair of features in production: Dark Shadows and Byzantium.

Robert Doherty will write and executive produce the CBS TV Studios project, with CBS vet Sarah Timberman (A Gifted Man, Unforgettable) and Carl Beverly on board as executive producers.
Elementary is one of eight drama pilots in contention at CBS.


Try a little harder please, CBS. There's no way this won't be terrible compared to Sherlock.

Shakira Narrowly Escapes Vicious Sea Lion Attack!!!!!

That might be a little too close for comfort!

Shakira is nursing a few scrapes and hailing her brother as a hero after he saved her from a wild sea lion attack in Cape Town, South Africa.

The singer and her sibling spied some of the aquatic mammals on a tour Sunday afternoon and decided to get a bit closer to take pictures.

"Suddenly, one of them jumped out of the water so fast and impetuously that it got about one foot away from me, looked me in the eye, roared in fury and tried to bite me," she wrote on Facebook. "I was paralyzed by fear and couldn't move, I just kept eye contact with it while my brother 'Super Tony' jumped over me and literally saved my life, taking me away from the beast."

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Favorite Rom-Com Actresses Under 40

There are several ingredients to making a successful romantic comedy. You need a compelling storyline, a heartbreaking turn in the plot, and a moment where the two co-stars reconnect (preferably by running at each other in the rain in slow motion) and kiss. Then, as long as you have a charming male lead and a beautiful female co-star, you can sell it to the masses.

In honor of Valentine's Day, Moviefone decided to take a look at which young actresses are best when it comes to romances. Who wound up on top? Check out our 20 favorite leading ladies under the age of 40.

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Breaking Dawn DVD sells 3.2 Million its first weekend


The Twilight Saga- Breaking Dawn 1  sold an estimated 3.2 million Blu-ray and DVD units in its first weekend of release, Summit Entertainment announced today. Since it became available Saturday, Feb. 10 at 12:01 AM, sales were approximately 18 percent ahead of the opening-weekend returns of the home video release of its predecessor, The Twilight Saga-Eclipse.

Additionally, sales via digital platforms exceeded those of previous Twilight films, accumulating approximately 50,000 in Electronic Sell Through transactions, which is a 47 percent increase over its predecessor. Meanwhile, the film racked up almost 80,000 video-on-demand transactions, which is a 142 percent increase over Eclipse.

Like the company did with past Twilight releases, Summit and its parent company Lionsgate released the film at outlets like Target and Walmart on Friday night rather than on Tuesday, when most home video titles are released. The revenues generated by the home video release join the more than $700 million the film earned while in theaters since its release on November 18, 2011.

Cute Rob and Kristen BTS moment FYT.


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EW reviews Nicki Minaj's 'Starship' & is VERY critical

In case you forgot, today was the original intended release date for Nicki Minaj’s second proper album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. (Those of you wishing to get your Valentine some new music will have to settle for the new Band of Skulls record.) That full-length will now be out in April, but Minaj wouldn’t let the pinkest of days go by without some fresh tunes.
In addition to premiering the song “Roman Holiday” on Sunday night’s Grammy Awards (more on that super-polarizing six minutes in a bit), Minaj also unveiled a new tune called “Starships,” which happens to be produced by Lady Gaga hitmaker RedOne — a deeply disturbing trend, considering she also tapped former Gaga choreographer Lauriann Gibson to design her Grammy show.
It’s super clubby and contains almost no rapping, which continues Minaj’s push into the complete opposite direction she should be heading.

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Nicki Minaj Covers Vibe

As Nicki Minaj proved Sunday night (Feb. 12), with her stupefying Grammy performance -- a high-flying, religious-themed fantasia that included an exorcism and offended some Catholics -- the rapper is beyond kowtowing to critics. She says as much in the February/March issue of VIBE magazine, the cover of which The BoomBox is pleased to officially premiere Tuesday (Feb. 14).

The 'Roman Holiday' creator appears on the cover -- seen below -- decked out in a glittering crown and flowing orange wig. In the issue, she sounds off on various topics, among them the challenges she faced while recording her debut LP, 'Pink Friday,' which earned her a Best New Artist nomination at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.

"I felt like I had something to prove to everyone who said a female rapper could not make an album unless she was talking about her p----," Minaj reveals. "And so I went above and beyond to prove that I could not talk about sex and not talk about my genitalia and still have a successful album."

When asked whether it's difficult for a female artist to navigate the notoriously male-dominated industry, she responded with confidence. "It's not hard to get your way when it's your way or the highway," she says, clarifying that it's not a bad attitude but a successful business model. "In the beginning, if people didn't know me they'd probably assume I wasn't smart or wasn't business savvy. But once you sit and talk to me, it's a different story."


.....I like that crown....


“My Super Psycho Sweet 16 Part 3” Comes to MTV on Tuesday, March 13 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT

Viewers Have Chance To Win Trip to The 2012 MTV Movie Awards
Just when Skye thought she could forget her past and start a new life…A night of terror returns to MTV, with the premiere of the third installment of the hit movie franchise, “My Super Psycho Sweet 16 Part 3,” on Tuesday, March 13 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

With the success of Parts 1 and 2, MTV announces the third and final chapter in the "Super Psycho" trilogy.  Having survived the bloodbath at the Rollerdome, then confronting her serial killer father at The Boneyard and ending his reign of terror once and for all...SKYE ROTTER is heading to college to start a new life. But before she can escape her dark past, there's one last party to attend. Her sister ALEX BELL is having her Sweet 16, and someone has made certain the Lord of the Rink’s bloody legacy lives on. There's bad blood between these sisters and they're going to have it out... The party ends here. 

My Super Psycho Sweet 16 / MTV Movie Award Contest

Viewers who watch “My Super Psycho Sweet 16 Part 3” will have a chance to enter to win two tickets to attend the MTV Movie Awards on June 3rd, 2012. After watching the movie, applicants can go to “The Super Psycho Sweet 16” Facebook page to answer three questions about the movie to enter. A winner will be selected at random to travel to the MTV Movie Awards with a friend and to attend a meet and greet with “My Super Psycho Sweet 16” stars Lauren McKnight and Kirsten Prout.

MTV.com is your only destination for assets from “My Super Psycho Sweet 16 Part 3” including trailer, cast photos and bios, movie stills, behind-the-scenes footage and more!

To sound off on Twitter and Facebook, use our official hashtag #superpsycho3 and visit the “My Super Psycho Sweet 16” Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/msps16.

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Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston being cute together

Meet America's Most Famous New Fake Couple—Paulifer! (or is it Anirudd?). Brett Martin gets Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd squabbling about marriage, death, and Jen's (imaginary) quadruplets

This is an excerpt from the March 2012 issue of GQ. To read more, pick up the issue on newsstands.

It had not occurred to me before actually meeting Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd just how long I'd known them. Both have been in the public eye seemingly forever—and in more or less the exact same manifestation (which is to say they both look astonishingly the same as they did two decades ago). So seeing them in physical space is eerily like spotting an acquaintance at an airport. Except, of course, that in a real-life airport, Aniston's face would be plastered across an array of tabloid covers trumpeting the rumor du jour—most recently that she was pregnant with twins by and/or had eloped with Justin Theroux, Aniston and Rudd's co-star in the new comedyWanderlust. (For religious followers of the epic Jen Cycle, this latest coupling with Theroux, seemingly smart, multitalented, and very funny, has been hailed as a high point.)

Rudd and Aniston have known each other even longer than we've known them. They met as hopeful young actors living in L.A. and eventually co-starred in the 1998 study in awkwardness The Object of My Affection. Since then, Aniston has been paired on-screen with nearly every funny-man in town. "After a while, you just run out," Rudd says. So it's his turn again. We're at lunch at the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel; Rudd is in a long-sleeve T-shirt and jeans, Aniston swaddled against the air-conditioning in a nimbus of brown pashmina. Their long, warm history is evident: They embrace, and immediately Aniston shows off cell-phone photos of her new puppy, a pit bull–boxer rescue named Sophie. It's all very lovely. So naturally the conversation turns immediately to death.

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'Chronicle' director says the story 'definitely can be expanded.' Would you like to see a sequel?

When I spoke to 26 year old Chronicle director Josh Trank about his breakout movie and the “found footage” phenomenon last week, I asked him whether there was sequel potential should Chronicle prove successful.

He told me: “I’m just so curious how this is going to resonate and how people are going to react to it, and if it feels like the demand is there and the desire to see how this story can continue is there, we definitely have ideas. It can definitely can be expanded.”

Well, with $22 million in its first three days and an 85 percent “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s safe to say that the movie is definitely resonating with people, and I can’t help but wonder whether Fox, who paid just $15 million to make the film, is considering turning Chronicle into a franchise. When reached, the studio told me that it didn’t have any news to share, but it’s always fun to theorize anyway, isn’t it? (WARNING: Spoilers ahead!)

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Such a flawless directorial debut; praying for that sequel tbh. I need more of those 3 guys in my life.

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Azealia titles her debut album!!! and more in Complex

Last September, Azealia Banks made a splash with her viral hit “212.” We were immediately drawn in by the Harlemite’s charming—if vulgar—tune and we weren’t the only ones. Since then, the 20-year-old Azealia has been featured in the New York Times, invited to perform at Karl Lagerfeld’s house, and is even followed on Twitter by Kanye West. Oh, and did we mention that she recently scored a major label deal with Universal? Needless to say, this girl is going places. Despite here penchanyt for “hipster-y rap,” Banks is an Uptown girl at heart who warmly recalls her teenage days of eating dollar hot dogs and a Pepsi for lunch. And she’s not a newcomer like many presume either; she’s been in the music industry for years after signing a deal with XL Recordings years ago while still a teenager.

Banks has turned heads by taking shots at (and even getting into Twitter feuds with) female rappers like Kreayshawn, Nicki Minaj, and Iggy Azalea but she wasn’t much interested in talking about them with us (“Kreayshawn doesn’t count," she explained. "We’re not talking about Kreayshawn right now. We’re talking about Azealia Banks.”) But she was more than open to tell the story of her long journey from the streets to where she now finds herself. he told us about the time she punched Diplo in the face, why her deal with XL Recordings never worked out, and what “212” is really about. So keep clicking to find out Who Is Azealia Banks...

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Whitney Houston happiest with lesbian partner, says Peter Tatchell

Peter Tatchell has claimed that Whitney Houston was at her happiest in the 1980s when she was with her "lesbian partner".

The gay rights campaigner said on Twitter that Houston, who died at the weekend aged 48, was pressured into her failed marriage with singer Bobby Brown in 1992.

"Whitney Houston was happiest with lesbian partner in 1980s," Tatchell said. "Pressured into Bobby Brown marriage. It was downhill from then on[...]"

"I met Whitney Houston & her female partner in 1991. She spoke at Reach Out & Touch vigil in support of people with HIV. Bravo Whitney. RIP"

When a follower replied that the woman in question would have been Houston's "singing partner", Tatchell responded: "No, her love partner. She loved a woman. But could not fully accept / express those feelings. Plus church pressure."

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JLo is ~Glowing~

Jennifer Lopez is releasing her millionth, well 18th, new fragrance. The latest is called "Glowing", an homage to her first, which was released nearly 10 (!!) years ago.

“Glowing, is a step beyond Glow.” Jennifer explains. “Glowing is such a clean fragrance, that’s what I’ve always been about. I like soapy, clean smells. This is a very woodsy scent. So it’s not exactly what I created 10 years ago – it’s the evolution of that. At the essence, it’s still natural, earthy, clean and real, but a little different side of that. It’s the woodsy side of it, which I think is kind of New York-y, darker and sexier.”

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Source: http://www.beyondbeautifuljlo.com/fragrance-glowing/
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Blind Items

Fuck your sandal, bitch

1. This deception is almost movie worthy. You have a foreign born B list actress and singer who is barely known here in the US but is A list back home and has had some very interesting boyfriends in the past. Their previous choices makes you wonder how she ended up with them. Anyway, her part of the deception was simple. She found a former A list tweener and convinced him she was in like with him. He even got to fool around with her once or twice.

On the other side of the equation is a former almost A list singer. Now you feel like the singer is not far from playing casinos and state fairs. Anyway, our singer is married to a reality star and has been for quite some time. There are kids involved. So, we have the foreign born star and the singer and they have been together for about six months. The thing is they can never go anywhere when she is in LA and have to really sneak around and use her friend’s apartments even with her pretending to be the girlfriend of the former A list tweener. Now though they will have several weeks together alone while they film a new show out of the country. They are going to use this time to decide if the final cut should be made and the singer can move on with the foreign born star. CDAN
My Guess: Delta Goodren and Nick Jonas for the foreign born singer and former A list tweener.... now who makes sense for the former A list singer married to a reality star....

2. Which aging British rocker had a meltdown at a Starbucks in Austin, Texas, when his order wasn’t made to his standards? The legendary long-haired vocalist threw a FIT when the barista botched his beverage! National Enquirer
My Guess: idk but bitchyyyy! thank god I don't work in the service industry, I would seriously end up dragging some cunty customer

3. Which Oscar-winning star is wigging out over her badly damaged and severely thinning hair? The 40-something actress has gone from her natural red locks to bleached blonde so many times that she’s almost bald! National Enquirer
My Guess: Nicole Kidman

4. At a recent press junket two costars were together promoting a film. The two costars (one female and one male) have slept together in the past but made a bet to see who could bed someone of their same sex first. The winner was the actress, who slept with a female publicist. Buzz Foto
My Guess: Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd promoting Wanderlust.... maybe they slept together before in 1998 when they filmed The Object of My Affection?

5. About every other Fashion Week or so there is always a blind item about someone having sex backstage somewhere and I don’t think I have ever revealed one of them. This year though, it will be revealed. So, if you want to know what former A list R&B singer and now struggling to stay relevant anyway she can saw someone she thought could help her struggling comeback while at Fashion Week. The next thing you know they were backstage and having at it. Apparently it was not just her dress that caused some attention. Our singer is kind of loud. CDAN
My Guess: Ashanti

6. We don’t know why reality shows that taped months ago think that everybody associated with the production can keep a secret. The winner of this ridiculous reality show was selected long ago. It’s the girl you love to hate. Blech. She’s just desperate to be famous. No use telling this nasty, vicious thing to put her clothes back on, though, because she’s sure she has a date with destiny. That’s true if by “date with destiny” she actually means “future meeting with a porn producer”. Blind Gossip
My Guess: Courtney on The Bachelor

7. This up-and-coming British actor could pull in big numbers to the box office if he stays on for the project he’ll be filming. Unfortunately for him, he might have slept with the director’s wife and this director has the power to ruin his career. Buzz Foto
My Guess: idk. Sorry, gang, I'm high on chocolate, caffeine, candy hearts, and LURVE

It's not like I seek validation through Valenstans or anything. Nope. I like being forever alone. Gives me time to think. About things. Lots of things. I....I need to go be by myself for a while.... I don't want to cry in front of my cat
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'Waiting To Exhale' Sequel Moving Forward Despite Whitney Houston's Death

In September 2010, Fox picked up sequel rights to the drama "Waiting to Exhale." However, despite Houston's death over the weekend, plans for "Exhale 2" aren't in peril. According to Vulture, the studio plans on making the movie without Whitney.

"I don't think she would want it to [not happen]," Elizabeth Gabler, president of Fox 2000 Pictures said. "It's almost in her honor that we think to soldier on ... This [movie] was the biggest barrier-buster for color lines."

The inevitable question now is who will take over Houston's role. Gabler cautiously floated Oprah Winfrey's name as a potential replacement, only to add that, "We literally have not talked about anybody for that part. Forest [Whitaker, who directed the first movie], I know, is just ... grieving. He'd been the one who was speaking with her, updating [Houston] on its progress."

There is no current timetable in terms of a release date for "Waiting to Exhale 2." The original film -- based on Terry McMillan's bestselling novel -- starred Houston, Angela Bassett, Lela Rochon and Loretta Devine, as four friends who deal with relationships and life.

"After 'The Bodyguard,' I think Hollywood saw me as they did Streisand, when Streisand was first coming out: 'We can hire her for the movie, but we need her to sing,'" Houston said about her acting in a 1996 interview. "I didn't plan it. Like doing '[Waiting to] Exhale,' I didn't want to sing at all. I just wanted to act."

"Waiting to Exhale" earned over $80 million worldwide after its release in 1995. The sequel would be based on McMillan's "Exhale" follow-up, "Getting to Happy."


Maude Apatow, Superfan and Supertweeter, Interviews One Direction

Maude: How do you guys like the United States?
Harry: We love it.
Liam: It was a shock to get to the airport and actually see that the fans have grown from 40 people to like 500. It's amazing.
Louis: And also you can't beat the weather. Coming from the UK where it's freezing cold.
Harry: We're wearing little tee shirts and everyone's wearing coats.
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Demi Lovato skipped the Grammys and is back in rehab

[BlindGossip] This award-winning singer was another Grammy no-show. She was actually scheduled to present one of the awards, but has a good excuse for not showing up: she went to reh*b.

We’re very glad that this broken girl is getting help. She will be in reh*b for the next three weeks , which, in our opinion, is simply not enough time to work on her multiple issues.

Although her Twitter account is still active, she is not the one who is writing her tweets. Her team is twittering for her to try to fool her fans into thinking that she is fine. Anything to fool the public and sell those albums!

We still don’t quite understand why she chronically lies about her situation and why she lets others lie for her. Maybe that’s part of being an addict or of being an enabler? We hope it’s something she will explore and straighten out in rehab. The concept of being honest with yourself and others is an essential cornerstone of a long-lasting recovery, and we sincerely hope she “gets it” this time.

For now, though, her team is claiming that she is “on vacation” for a week. Whatever. Let’s just hope that they let her stay “on vacation” there this time, and that they don’t pull her out for some BS photo op or performance. Good luck, Kid!


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Fearless Queen Viola Continues To Be The Voice of Reason

Watch Actresses Viola Davis & Octavia Spencer on PBS. See more from Tavis Smiley.

As she has made her way around the Oscar circuit Viola Davis has impressed the Bagger – and everyone else who has heard her – by speaking eloquently about subjects that many shy away from: race, class and sexism, in Hollywood and in the real world. Even as she campaigns hard in the best actress race, Ms. Davis continues to speak her mind.

In a recent interview with Tavis Smiley, Ms. Davis and her co-star Octavia Spencer responded to Mr. Smiley’s qualms about their Oscar-nominated turns playing domestic workers. He referred to Hattie McDaniel’s Oscar victory, the first for an African-American actress, for playing a maid in “Gone With the Wind” and wondered why filmmakers or audiences can’t get past that image. (In the opinion pages this weekend, Brent Staples noted that advertising got there long before the dramatic arts.)

“I want you to win,” Mr. Smiley said, “but I’m ambivalent about what you’re winning for.”

Ms. Davis was direct.

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Viola Davis needs a tag. And an Oscar.
And omg Viola's face at 0:24-0:27 can I get a gif pls.


Things Get Bloody in Epic New "REC 3: Genesis" Trailer

Premiering at the SXSW Film Festival next month, below you'll find a delicious new international trailer for Paco Plaza's [REC]3 Genesis, the gore-ifying sequel that will then open in Spain on March 30. We're the first to add the English-subbed version, which can be enjoyed by reading on.

The third film is said to break out of the found footage mold, you can kind of see it in the trailer.

Clara and Koldo wish you a happy Valentine's day.

This looks absolutely AMAZING. The last scenes are so intense!!! Can't wait!

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A Ruth Negga Post!!

BY the time she did her A-levels, actress Ruth Negga had been to "about" 10 different schools.

It was a peripatetic childhood -- moving between Ethiopia, London, Leicester and Limerick -- that has left her with a low threshold for the boredom of staying in one place for too long ("I get itchy feet after a while. I like knowing that I can just go, that a job won't last forever."), coupled with a fear of somehow slipping through the cracks of society and becoming isolated. "I'm really bad about maintaining friendships and relationships," she confesses. "When you move around a lot, you don't always have the opportunity ... I'm getting better at it. It does require effort and time, and I'm realising that more and more." (i can relate so much)

Born in Ethiopia, to an Ethiopian father and a mother from Limerick, Ruth and her mother left when she was four, because the country was becoming troubled. Her father, a doctor, wasn't allowed to leave, and died three years later in a car crash. Neither Ruth nor her mother, a nurse and health visitor, had seen him in the interim. These days, Limerick is home, because her mother and aunts live there, but London is where Ruth is mostly based. "I went over to do Criminal Justice for the BBC, and stayed. I always wanted to go over with a job; I didn't want to be lonesome in London, because it is a lonesome place," she explains. "It's a great city, I love it, but you can get lost there. I can see how people can pine for something more intimate and local, no matter how suffocating it might be when you're there. At least you won't get dropped through the cracks."

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Karen Civil Interviews Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea sits down with Karen Civil to talk about her upcoming album "The New Classic", why she chose T.I. to executive produce it, why she decided to sign to Interscope Records instead of staying independent, how she thinks she will able to establish herself as a white rapper and how "The New Classic" will measure up to past Interscope releases such as "Slim Shady".


Fiona Apple to Play Pitchfork SXSW Showcase

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SXSW is right around the corner, and we've got some big news to share regarding our official showcase. It's taking place March 15 at the Central Presbyterian Church, and will feature none other than Fiona Apple. The beloved singer-songwriter hasn't played more than a handful of shows since 2007. We're beyond excited to be hosting this performance in an intimate space that only holds about 400 people.

Fiona will open the showcase at 8 p.m. Only SXSW badges and wristbands will be admitted. Stay tuned for details on the rest of the lineup.


Bill Lawrence On The Future Of "Cougar Town"

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The Cougar Town cast has pounded grapes, traveled the country, and, from a promotional point of view, pretty much killed themselves getting word out about the return of their show tonight for an exciting third season after a lengthy absence. 

But the result of their efforts — and, in turn, the true power of guerrilla, self-funded promotion — won’t be known until tomorrow morning, when overnight ratings are released. Though, even then, creator Bill Lawrence, who largely funded the massive campaign pegged to the show’s return, says he’s trying to stay realistic about the possible ratings outcome for a show premiering on Valentine’s Day.

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People, give this show a chance!
Tonight's premiere was so good.