April 19th, 2012


'All just a joke': Pippa Middleton thought gun drama was 'a very funny game'

The barrister who pointed a gun at a photographer in front of Pippa Middleton is a senior advisor to one of the world’s leading small arms manufacturers, it emerged today.

Pippa Middleton thought the Paris 'gun' waving incident was 'all just a joke', a friend said last night.

The Duchess of Cambridge's sister was pictured in the front seat of a car in Paris on Sunday with the driver seemingly waving a handgun towards a photographer behind them.

Prince William's sister-in-law was pictured in the French capital after attending a lavish fancy dress party to celebrate the 30th birthday of fashion entrepreneur and aristocrat Vicomte Arthur de Soultrait.

De Soultrait can be seen in the back of the Audi convertible sporting a blue baseball cap while Pippa, wearing a pair of dark glasses, is in the front.

Mr de Soultrait's brother, Marcy, last night played down the incident insisting the 'gun' was in fact a child's toy.

He told the Daily Mail: "Pippa is a very good friend of mine and this gun affair is very silly.

"It was a children’s toy that the driver had in his car. Pippa thought it was funny.

"It is fine in France to do that and the police are not investigating. In France there is no problem, just in England. You English think there is a problem, which is crazy.

"I have spoken with Pippa, she thinks this is all a joke and a funny game. We were just having a laugh. We are funny people, it’s what we do."

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One Direction with ..... AN UNKNOWN MARSUPIAL. NAME DEBATABLE. Lawd save our souls.

BRITISH boy band One Direction regularly are trending on Twitter but it isn’t often one of Australia’s favourite marsupials gets the same attention around the world.

That was until 1D met Boombear, the Aussie koala, and their Twitpics cuddling the koala went global.

Check out Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson with the cute koala in Oz.

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Rush Releases New Single, Headlong Flight

Finally, the best Canadian band ever, Rush, has released the new single from the upcoming album Clockwork Angels (which has a release date of June 12th), Headlong Flight. The song clocks in at over 7 minutes.

Check under the cut for the song and some info about Clockwork Angels.

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Scissor Sisters – Magic Hour (tracklisting + cover)

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The Scissor Sister’s fourth studio album ‘Magic Hour‘ will be with us next month (28th May 2012). We’re really feeling their new single ‘Only The Horses’ (out 14th May), and although ‘Shady Love’ was a little quirky, we get the feeling this album will be a lot of fun.
It’s a sweet joyful mélange of beat-driven future-pop,” says Jake Shears of ‘Magic Hour’. “It style-hops all over the place unabashedly.”
For the new album, the band have been working a diverse list of new collaborators, such as Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams, Diplo, Alex Rihda [BoysNoize] and Azealia Banks. The album was recorded over the past year in New York and London.
  1. Baby Come Home
  2. Keep Your Shoes On
  3. Inevitable
  4. Only The Horses
  5. Year of Living Dangerously
  6. Let’s Have a Kiki
  7. Shady Love
  8. San Luis Obispo
  9. Self Control
  10. Best in Me
  11. The Secret Life of Letters
  12.  Somewhere
  13. Ms. Matronic’s Magic Message
  14. Fuck Yeah (BONUS TRACK)
  15. Let’s Have a Kiki – DJ Nita remix (BONUS TRACK)
  16. Fuck Yeah – Seamus Haji remix (BONUS TRACK)

living for track 6 TBH

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What Do You Think of Kelly Osbourne’s Purple Hair?

Wonder what Sharon thinks now! Though Kelly Osbourne’s mum “hated” her grayish-lavender hair, the beloved Brit may take a shine to her daughter’s new purple hair. Kelly debuted the new hue while out in West Hollywood Tuesday, covering up her roots with a sleek black fedora.

Osbourne Tweeted the dying process Tuesday, giving props to hairdresser Judd Minter along the way. And when a fan commented that the starlet is at risk of having her hair fall out from the frequent coloring, she joked, “i wish some of it would! i have so much hair it takes over an hour just to apply the dye!”

Osbourne, formerly a blonde, went gray in January to give her hair some time off, she explained. “I can’t keep bleaching my hair and I want to grow it,” she told PEOPLE. “So I take breaks in between.”

She added a little lavender to her tresses two weeks later, and told PEOPLE, “I think that I have an addiction to dying my hair, because I always like it to be different. I don’t like being compared to other people.” Guess we shouldn’t tell her about Katy Perry’s new color, then.

Tell us: Do you like Osbourne’s latest look?



Chloe Sevigny thinks it's "reee-donkulous" that she can't say "tranny"

Chloe Sevigny In Trouble For “Tranny” Talk

Chloe Sevigny: I got reamed out by The Advocate the other day for saying “tranny.” I guess I referred to [my character] as a “tranny” a couple of times and apparently, that’s a no-no in the community. I felt really bad! Nobody had ever told me. Did you know that?

Huffington Post: I just know that now because I think Blake Lively also said that recently

Chloe Sevigny: Oh, so there’s been some uproar. Reee-donkulous. You can’t say anything anymore.

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Rumer Willis: ‘I’m Not Trying to Look Fashionable All the Time’

Rumer Willis claims she’s “not up on” the latest trends — but lately, she’s happy developing an ever-changing aesthetic all her own.

“One day I will walk out of the house in a dress and a pair of cowboy boots, the next day I’ll have a pair of black jeans and a vintage T-shirt,” she told reporters Friday at the world premiere of Paul McCartney’s “My Valentine” video at the Stella McCartney store in West Hollywood. “[My style] changes … I’m not trying to look fashionable all the time.”

Wearing a Stella McCartney frock to the event — “I just thought it was kind of funky and different,” she explained — Willis said she’s looking for long dresses and skirts this season. “I found this website called Bona Drag that I’m a huge fan of — it’s kind of funky but they have a lot of long dresses and different kinds of things you wouldn’t necessarily find everywhere,” she shared.

One trend she won’t be on the lookout for, however? “I don’t know about neon,” she joked. “I’m probably too pale to rock neon.”

While electric green may not be her best color then, the starlet said she’s happy with her latest (more subtle) hair hue — red. “I think I’ve finally settled into something that I like a lot,” she said, citing her short haircuts and blonde period as beauty regrets. “I love being a redhead. It’s really fun!”

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Marina and the Diamonds "Boyfriend" cover

Flawless Queen Marina Lambrini Diamandis, better known by her stage Marina & the Diamonds, performed on Wednesday morning (April 18th) an acoustic set for BBC Radio 1's 'Live Lounge' series - Besides doing her brand new single "Primadonna", the Welsh indie/pop singer also performed a unique version of the Justin Bieber hit 'Boyfriend' when it was time to do her 'cover' song, a classic section from the 'Live Lounge' series where the guest artist has to pick and sing a contemporary single/song from another musician.


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Looks like Toni Garrn Aint No Angel Victoria Just Has A Big Mouth + Adriana Lima Is Under The Cut

Through Rumors were aflutter last week that 19-year-old Toni Garrn signed a contract as the newest Victoria’s Secret Angel, it turns out this German beauty is actually just starring as the face for the brand’s latest Dream Angels bra campaign - at least for now.

We caught up with Toni to hear all about her experience working with Lindsey, Erin, and the VS team. Check out our exclusive interview with Toni below!

Modelinia: How were you discovered?

Toni: I was discovered at 13 during the World Cup in Hamburg while walking down the street with my best friend. An agent approached me and asked me if I wanted to be a model… I had never thought about modeling before. That led to a booking to walk the runway for Calvin Klein and the rest from there is history.

Modelinia: What was your first big break into fashion?

Toni: In 2008 I was signed to an exclusive contract with Calvin Klein which is one of the most coveted modeling contracts. It took my career to a whole new level and everything just grew from there!

Modelinia: Is this your first time shooting a campaign with Victoria’s Secret? What was the shoot for? Where was it located?

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American Horror Story Season-Two Setting Revealed!

A mental hospital? A college? A prison? The theories for American Horror Story's season-two setting have been flying around even before season one wrapped. And finally, after months of waiting, Ryan Murphy revealed at a special AHS panel session (hosted by our Kristin Dos Santos, at the TV Academy) where next season of his horror hit will take place.

Were any of your guesses correct? The answer is but a click away...

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Jenny coming soon to your block!

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Two Latin pop superstars may be teaming up for a tour this summer: a source reveals to Billboard that Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez are "in discussions" to join forces on a joint trek.

Although an Iglesias-Lopez bill cannot be confirmed yet, the potential pairing would bring together two early 00s pop phenoms that enjoyed career revitalizations over the past two years. Last year, Lopez began her run at the judges table on "American Idol" and released seventh studio album "Love?," which featured the Pitbull-assisted smash "On The Floor" and has sold 318,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last month, Lopez revealed a new single with Pitbull, "Dance Again," that may be included on a forthcoming greatest hits album.

Meanwhile, Iglesias' 2010 album "Euphoria" included the dance hits "I Like It," "Tonight (I'm Loving You)" and "Dirty Dancer," and he recently returned to the Hot 100 as a featured artist on Dev's "Naked." After a planned tour alongside Britney Spears failed to form last summer, Iglesias brought Pitbull and Prince Royce on the road for a fall U.S. tour produced by Concerts West/AEG Live.


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Tell-all book reveals popstar told to lie about image; nobody is surprised by this

'She was advised not to come out': New book reveals Jessie J was told to tell fans she was bisexual rather than a lesbian

Jessie J is a lesbian who was forced to hide her sexuality to make her more 'trendy', a new book has claimed.
The shocking new publication says that The Voice coach was told by record bosses that she would be more appealing to fans if she said that she was bisexual rather than gay.

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Dear Lena Dunham: I Exist

The advertisements for the new HBO series Girls presented us with main character Hannah referring to herself (while on drugs) as “The Voice of a Generation.” Salon calls the show a “generational event,” and other reviewers rave over the series’ realism and call it “spot on,” and the characters’ feature by Emily Nassbaum in New York Magazine refers to it as “FUBU: For Us, By Us.”

But which “us” are you talking about? And how is this a realistic? I asked myself, as I struggled to figure out exactly what I had in common with these four white girls.

I only became more confused when I remembered what Dunham and I actually do share.

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SOURCE Mods, I know we've been Girls-crazy but this article was written by someone who went to school with her AND features original casting calls for the show. Also sorry for the faulty formatting!

Book Post: How authors feel about fan-fiction

George R.R. Martin

Martin has always been against fan-fiction, which must be a little sad for the fan-fiction writers out there, seeing as how very many delicious characters he has created. He writes, “Every writer needs to learn to create his own characters, worlds, and settings. Using someone else’s world is the lazy way out.” But more importantly, in a very articulate and informative explanation on the legal and monetary problems with fan fiction, he explains, “My characters are my children … I don’t want people making off with them, thank you. Even people who say they love my children. I’m sure that’s true, I don’t doubt the sincerity of the affection, but still… No one gets to abuse the people of Westeros but me.” (LOL)

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Cudder and Yeezy shooting a video in Qatar

They're shooting a new video in Doha, Qatar. Photos of Kanye and Cudi on the set of a video shoot popped up on HipHop-N-More.

The video they're shooting is rumored to be a short film, but there's no information about the clip other than it's "top secret."

A student from the production team leaked a little bit of information to the Doha News explaining:

“The whole thing was pretty top-secret, It was interesting to see exactly how music videos were produced and how many takes they have to take,” he said, adding that the models’ attire was “culturally sensitive.”

We know whatever Kanye and Cudi have up their sleeves is going to be epic, especially because it's top secret. We're also glad to hear Kanye is being respectful of the Muslim culture.

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i love when these two gods work together
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Lindsay Lohan In Nightclub Fight Sequel

Lindsay Lohan returned to the scene of the (alleged) crime!!! We've learned she showed up at The Standard Hotel on the Sunset Strip Wednesday night ... went to Smoke and Mirrors, the same nightclub where she allegedly pushed a woman 2 weeks ago, and got into it with ANOTHER woman ... and it ended with LiLo on the receiving end of a flying drink.

Here's how it went down. Lindsay's friend drove her car to the hotel -- LiLo was in the passenger seat. The driver pulled into the parking garage and hit another car. Witnesses say Lindsay then called her dad, Michael, for help, and he dutifully showed up.

So what did Michael do? He took Lindsay inside the club and the two hung out for hours ... we're told without any alcohol.

Around closing time, a woman in the booth next to theirs made a snide comment about Lindsay showing up with her dad. Lindsay then got up and screamed at the woman, "Shut the f**k up." We're told that's when the drink drenched the actress.

We're told Michael then grabbed his daughter and made a beeline for the door.

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Scissor Sisters - Only the Horses DEBUT

We’ve just realised that this video should totally have premiered on Sunday during the Grand National. Missed opportunity, Scissor Sisters! Oh well, we’re still excited to see the ‘Only The Horses’ video, below.

The track was produced by Calvin Harris, a man who is rapidly beginning to make David Guetta look shy and retiring:

Spoiler: has horses and no naked Jake :<

Behind the Scenes:


pressed author suing ubisoft over assassin's creed

John L. Beiswenger, research engineer and science-fiction author, is suing Ubisoft for copying his novel “Link” with its Assassin’s Creed franchise.

He claims that the series shares many similarities with his novel that explores the ideas of memories being ”accessed, recalled, relived and re-experienced” using a special device called the “Bio-synchronizer.”

According to the legal complaint filed, his novel also touches on assassins and assassinations, using John Wilkes Booth as an example. Beiswenger also claims that the Assassin’s Creed games copy themes from “Link” such as ”spiritual and biblical tones, with references made to Jesus and God, the Garden of Eden, and forbidden fruit.” (Wow, John L. Beiswenger. I was unaware that you owned the rights to the Bible. Tell me, what credit card does the pope accept?)

“Ubisoft have directly copied, and directly and contributorily infringed on the whole of Plaintiff’s copyrighted work,” the lawsuit states.

He is demanding $1.05 million in damages, with an increase to $5.25 million if Ubisoft admits to willful copyright infringement. In addition to this, Beiswenger is also looking to block the release of Assassin’s Creed III and all related products.

EGM’s TAKE: We know what you’re thinking, why has he waited until now to put his claim in? We’re on to the fifth game in the franchise, surely he’s heard of the game before now. You have to admit there are a lot of similarities between the novel and Assassin’s Creed if the claims made are accurate. The thing is, people make these sorts of claims all the time, with movies, books and more, and they rarely pan out. All you need is a successful property and those who have failed will come along behind and claim the idea as their own. But you can’t copyright an idea or a theme, only specific details, so just because he has past memories and assassins doesn’t mean his book was copied. Either way, fans shouldn’t worry as we doubt this lawsuit will put Assassin’s Creed III’s release date in jeopardy.

Judging this dude, tbh.
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12 1/2 MORE HOURS!!!!!!

Queen Cheryl is BACK!

Cheryl's back! Emma Willis heads to LA to hang out with Cheryl Cole, take an exclusive look behind the scenes look of the star's hotly anticipated new video and find out exactly what Chezzas been up to whilst she's been out of the public eye.

Shooting Cheryl is on 4Music Wednesday 2nd May at 12pm, 4pm & 7pm

Channels: Freeview 18, Sky 360, Virgin 330

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It wouldn’t have been a proper Australian visit for One Direction without getting to cuddle a koala, but things didn’t quite go to plan for the boys in Brisbane last night. While holding onto a koala backstage at their concert, Harry and Liam got urinated on.

They didn’t mind too much, until Stav from our Brisbane radio station B105, informed Liam that koalas are known to carry Chlamydia.

“I’m genuinely scared about that. This is worrying. I would have never picked the thing up if I’d known that.”

Watch the video of Liam freak out when he thinks he might have caught a nasty bug.

Don't worry boys, Australian koalas are amazing beautiful creatures and the chances of catching anything is very small.

Video won't embed, but Liam is so cute in it!
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Who We Want to See in The Avengers Sequels

(From House of Geekery)
The Avengers is sure to be a super hit among comic-lovers and mainstream movie audiences alike. I am so convinced that there will be a sequel that I’ve already started concocting ideas of who I’d like to see in it and who could play them. This movie features 6 of the main Avengers but is missing some of the most famous of all including Wasp, Ant-Man, and Black Panther. Not to mention the lack of diversity.  Nick Fury shouldn’t be the only non-Caucasian hero in the movie and there are plenty of awesome Avengers that can join up including Luke Cage and the already popular Storm. And since Black Widow is the only female, it seems necessary that a sequel would get some more superheroines. Ms. Marvel and Scarlett Witch are obvious choices but there’s a bunch more than could be added. Below I have outlined who I’d like to see starring in an Avengers sequel and why.

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Papi &amp; Nap

Flawless Couple Post!

Liam driving Miley home from the Hospital, 4/17

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OMG! Miley Cyrus' 'LOL' gets no love from Lionsgate.

"LOL" was supposed to represent a big step for Miley Cyrus' movie career as she attempts to mature beyond her saccharine sweet image as Disney's Hannah Montana. Instead, it has turned into a tough lesson about how quickly a Hollywood studio can fall out of love with a movie.

An English-language adaptation of the hit 2008 French film of the same name, "LOL" is about teen romance in the age of texting and social media. The picture's sophisticated tone is set in one of its first scenes when Cyrus takes a shower while her mother, played by Demi Moore, takes a bath in the same room. The two have a frank talk about sexuality after Moore's character notices that her naked daughter has had a Brazilian wax.

"I really thought this movie could be universal," filmmaker Lisa Azuelos, who wrote and directed the American and French versions of the films, said in a telephone interview from Morocco. "Usually teen movies are tender or scary or have vampires in them, but they’re never realistic. This story isn’t too dirty and not too stupid."

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Madonna's 2012 Tour 'On Track' To Be Among 'Top 10 of All Time'

Ongoing chatter that the Madonna tour, and by extension her multi-rights deal with Live Nation, are underperforming is "baseless," according to sales figures provided by tour producer Arthur Fogel, chairman of Live Nation Global Touring.

As for the multi-rights deal, while MDNA is the first album under the 360, the upcoming trek is not the first tour. That would be "Sticky and Sweet" of 2008-2009, which grossed $408 million, according to Billboard Boxscore, the third-highest gross all-time and the highest ever notched by a solo artist. Merchandising is also a component of this tour and in Madonna's case is a significant revenue producer. Finally, given that the entire 360 deal is, at its core, performance-based and assuredly tour-driven in its concept, Madonna is delivering.

According to Fogel -- the guy who would know -- these are the facts: 76 Madonna shows at arenas and stadiums are on sale in North America and Europe combined. More than 1.4 million tickets have been sold, banking about $214 million for an average in the $2.7 million per show in a mix of stadiums and arenas. And the tour doesn't even begin until May 29 in Tel Aviv, first hitting America in Philadelphia Aug. 28.

Fogel's not sure what to make of the detractors. "This tour is completely on track to end up in the top 10 tours of all time, especially considering we haven't put South America or Australia on sale," he tells Billboard.biz. "To say this tour is not performing is so off base I don't even know what to say. When this tour is said and done, combined with 'Sticky and Sweet,' you're talking $750 million in gross ticket sales. That sounds pretty impressive to me."

"She's at the top of her game and she ain't goin' away," he concludes.

bow @ this legit source and not some madonna hating site with irrelevant and biased info XOXO
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Drake being his usual emo self

Drake was left devastated when a girl rejected his advances.

The 25-year-old rapper was upset that his celebrity status meant the unnamed woman who he liked ''so, so much'' decided against pursuing a romantic relationship with him because she couldn't deal with the attention it would bring.

He said: ''I fell for somebody I liked so much. So, so much. Not a celebrity, just a normal girl.

''She was like, 'I won't be in a relationship with you, you're a rapper and I think more of myself than to go through the (expletive); I can't read the rumors every day whether they're true or not.'

''That killed me. Damn, it was a lose/lose, a fight I can't even fight because she's already bowing out.''

The 'Marvin's Room' hitmaker also admitted he sends emotional text messages to ex-partners when he has had too much to drink.

He told NME magazine: ''I'm more of a drunk texter than drunk dialer. I write Peach Ciroc [vodka] poems.

''When that Peach Ciroc comes into my head and starts hitting the blood stream,, the words start flowing to exes. Some nights I'll be in the club and start thinking back - it gets emotional.''

oh god who is it this time, drizzus?...i'm so here for the post-breakup peach ciroc song
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Kris Allen DonorsChoose Anti-Bullying Charity Drive!

Wanted everyone to know about the awesome charity drive Kris Allen fans have started to try to LIVE Kris's vision in his new single, The Vision of Love. The song is a call for ALL people to love one another and not to wait for others to make the world a better place but to do so every day, in small ways. The music video evokes this message beautifully, especially on the subject of bullying.


Help us Stand for Kris Allen's Vision of Love and donate to fund anti-bullying programs through DonorsChoose! We've started a Giving Page at DonorsChoose, where you can support anti-bullying programs in schools all across the country, doing so in Kris's name. What does this do?
  • lives out Kris's Vision of Love directly by helping these teachers who are trying to Stand for the Vision of Love
  • lives out Kris's Vision of Love through every kid helped by one of these teachers' programs.
  • Motivates the kids in each of these programs to live out Kris's Vision of Love themselves, and will pay forward every time one of those kids Stands for the Vision of Love in their own communities

The drive will go through May 29, the first week of Thank You Camellia's release.


DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT by writing "CHASE" in the "coupon/gift code" box at checkout - all donations of $50 or less are matched!!
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Live Nation Concerned Over The State of Madonna

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Heading into the critical summer season, concert promoter Live Nation is feeling the heat following a dramatic drop in album sales for Madonna, one of its biggest headliners.

The Material Girl’s latest album, “MDNA,” fell to 15th place, selling just 19,000 copies in its third week after debuting at No. 1, with 359,000 copies in its first official week, according to Nielsen Soundscan figures. The first-week figure was goosed by a promotion that included the album at no additional cost with the purchase of concert tickets, as well as a deal offered by Amazon that bundled the physical and digital versions of the album for $5.

The sharp fall-off in album sales is a setback for Live Nation as it seeks to deliver on the $120 million deal it inked with Madonna in 2007. The so-called 360 deal — which encompasses albums, touring and merchandise — was hailed as revolutionary, but it has come back to haunt Live Nation.

Live Nation only makes money on the album if it sells more than 15 million copies — a tough feat in today’s shrinking music business.

The tour...

“Sales were brisk for the first few days and then they tapered off,” said a source close to the tour. “It doesn’t mean she won’t sell out, but it may take longer than they expected.”
Madonna’s website reports that four tour dates in North America are sold out.
“The word is that ticket sales have been good in North America, but the question about Europe is whether ticket prices are too high,” Gary Bongiovanni, who heads concert publication Pollstar, told The Post. One source added that Madonna’s long-time manager and business partner, Guy Oseary, is putting pressure on Live Nation to boost ticket sales.

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sabi x "where they do that at?"

Sabi pays respect to her Cali roots in the summery video for “Where They Do That At?” her breezy collaboration with Wale off her upcoming debut. The Inglewood native shows off her style in camouflage pants and a purple turban as she rides in a convertible and kicks it in front of the L.A. Forum, linking up with the Maybach Music rapper. Cruise through the land of sunshine and palm trees with Sabi.

omg, she looks a lot like aaliyah in this video.

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Oprah Pulling A Kardashian-Style Wedding To Save OWN?

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At long last marriage? Not so fast, OPRAH insiders say she’s “pulling a Kardashian” – staging a wedding to STEDMAN to boost her failing TV net. IN a desperate bid to save her floundering network, Oprah Winfrey is planning to stage an elaborate televised wedding to her longtime love Stedman Graham – and she’s offered him a staggering $100 million “prenup” to go along with the scheme.

“You’re the only one who can save the day,” she pleaded with Stedman through tears
recently, The ENQUIRER has learned.

“Oprah’s realized that the shows she’s created are just not attract­ing interest – the fans want to see HER,” said a TV industry insider. “So she’s devised a secret plan to save OWN by getting married to Stedman on live TV.”

The 58-year-old media mogul shared her bombshell idea with Stedman, 61, her boyfriend of more than 25 years, a few weeks ago at her estate in Califor­nia, a friend of Stedman’s revealed.

“It was a beautiful afternoon and they were walking hand-in-hand in her gardens,” disclosed the friend. “Oprah said, ‘There’s something I really need to ask you, Stedman.’

“She began to break down cry­ing, saying she had made a mess of OWN. Then Oprah looked at Stedman and said, ‘You’ve always been my knight in shining armor. Will you finally marry me?’

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Cassie Clare and Holly Black Team Up For New Series

Scholastic Acquires Five-Book Middle Grade Series by Bestselling Authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, has acquired North American rights to a five-book middle grade fantasy series by bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare; the first full-length collaboration between the authors. The first book in the series, The Iron Tria, is planned for release in 2014. The deal was negotiated by Barry Goldblatt from Barry Goldblatt Literary (for Holly Black), Russell Galen from Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency, Inc. (for Cassandra Clare), and David Levithan, VP/Publisher and Editorial Director at Scholastic.

"Millions of readers have already been enthralled by the worlds that Holly Black and Cassandra Clare have created in their own books," said David Levithan. “Now that they’re combining forces, it's even more magical. This series is going to be one for the ages, and I am honored and thrilled to be publishing it."

"This project is the culmination of years of work and brainstorming with Holly," said Cassandra Clare. "She’s someone I've always wanted to write with, and I can’t express how proud we are of the story we’ve created, or how excited we are to work with Scholastic and David. And we can’t wait for people to read it, of course!"

"We’re so excited to be working on this series with David Levithan and everyone at Scholastic," added Holly Black. "From the moment it crossed his desk, he totally got it. He’s been the perfect reader for the books and we know he’s going to be the perfect editor too."

In this exciting new series, twelve-year-old Callum Hunt has grown up knowing three rules by heart. Never trust a magician. Never pass a test a magician gives you. And never let a magician take you to the Magisterium. Callum is about to break all the rules. And when he does, his life will change in ways he can’t possibly imagine.

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Another YA post, because I know ONTD loves them as much as I do.

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Janet Jackson Marrying Her Billionaire Beau Who Looks Like Her Ex-Husband

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There's a secret behind JANET JACKSON's dramatic weight loss — marriage and children!

The 45-year-old pop star has dropped 30 pounds on the Nutrisystem diet over a five-month period, and The ENQUIRER has learned that her motivation for shedding the weight was to slim down for a late summer wedding to billionaire Qatari businessman WISSAM AL MANA.

What's more, Janet and Wissam, 36, are making arrangements to raise her beloved late brother MICHAEL's children — PRINCE, 15, PARIS, 14, and BLANKET, 10 — once her elderly mother KATHERINE can no longer care for them.

"Janet and Wissam have been planning to marry for some time, but she wanted to fit into the perfect wedding dress," said a family insider. "And once she and Wissam are married and settled, she wants to take custody of Michael's children."

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Oscar Winner Octavia Spencer to Star in Movie About Controversial Police Killing (Exclusive)

Oscar winner Octavia Spencer and Chronicle actor Michael B. Jordan are in various stages of negotiations to star in Fruitvale, a timely indie drama being produced by Forest Whitaker and his Significant Productions partner Nina Yang.

Ryan Coogler is making is feature debut writing and directing the pic, which tells the story of Oscar Grant, a young black man detained on New Year’s Day 2009 by the Bay Area Rapid Transit police and shot in the back and killed. The event was captured by many cell phone cameras, with the ensuing trial and its verdict causing protests and riots. Fruitvale is the name of the station where the event took place.

If deals go through, Jordan will play Grant, the 22-year-old man who crosses paths with friends and enemies, family and strangers on his last day. Spencer would play his tough and protective mother.
The project is coming together amid the controversy surrounding the Feb. 26 death of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager who was shot and killed by a local neighborhood watch officer in Florida.
A July production start in Northern California is being eyed for Fruitvale.


also before anyone posts "who?" comments in relation to Oscar Grant please read this.
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Rashida Jones out for lunch in New York

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Rashida Jones showed off her casual and stripe-y style in NYC yesterday. The Parks and Recreation star stepped out with a male pal in the East Village on April 18, where they grabbed a bite at a downtown eatery.

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I recently caught up with all of Parks and Rec on Netflix Instant after only becoming a regular viewer this season. I swear Ann has the worst taste in guys.
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Levon Helm, Drummer and Singer of the Band, Dead at 71

Levon Helm, singer and drummer for the Band, died on April 19th in New York of throat cancer. He was 71.

"He passed away peacefully at 1:30 this afternoon surrounded by his friends and bandmates," Helm's longtime guitarist Larry Campbell tells Rolling Stone. "All his friends were there, and it seemed like Levon was waiting for them. Ten minutes after they left we sat there and he just faded away. He did it with dignity. It was even two days ago they thought it would happen within hours, but he held on. It seems like he was Levon up to the end, doing it the way he wanted to do it. He loved us, we loved him."

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An absolute musical legend. SO glad I've gotten to see him live. If you haven't seen "The Last Waltz", DO IT. It's probably one of Scorsese's true masterpieces in film. Rest in peace, Levon<3
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Queen Amy P talks Parks

Leslie Knope has a whole lot to clear off her plate before "Parks and Recreation" closes out its season.

The perennially upbeat Leslie (Amy Poehler) is still trailing Bobby Newport (guest star Paul Rudd) in her campaign for the Pawnee City Council, and she has only a few weeks to make up the ground. She's also still doing her job at the parks department, and that puts her in a tough spot in Thursday's (April 19) episode.

She lobbies a councilman (guest star Bradley Whitford) to keep her department's budget intact, and he agrees. What feels like a win for Leslie, though, comes with some unintended consequences.

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In Defense of "Girls"

The "Girls" Backlash Addresses Nothing New to Hollywood, But It Sure Was Quick to Hate on Women

I’m not sure what crawled under everyone’s skin so hard after HBO’s ‘Girls’ premiered on Sunday, but I am not pleased. I am not pleased at all, Internet. Do you hear me? That’s the sound of my head swishing to and fro in saddened disappointment. The basic complaints are about how the cast of the show is nepotism central and that racial diversity is thin on the ground. While both points are valid, they also hold true for everything that comes out of Hollywood, but I guess such a female driven show gets special treatment.

If it weren’t for nepotism (and let’s expand that a smidge to include folks who may not be directly related to, but are friends with, someone), nothing would ever get made in Hollywood. I’m not condoning the system as it does favor privilege, but I also know that I wouldn’t recommend anyone for a job worth the amount of time, work, and money TV and films entail who I didn’t trust to not make me look like an idiot by proxy, and the people I trust tend to be ones I know.

I guess we’re at a point where having a cast of women who have all individually proven their talents in previous roles can be reduced to who their parents are, and while I don’t intend to make a sweeping generalization, I would like to mention that the majority of the people who shared the photoshopped “nepotism” poster on my personal Facebook feed were men. I am also curious as to where this outrage was over the past ten years when Judd Apatow (the producer of ‘Girls’) cast the same handful of white dudes in every TV show and film he made, but I guess it’s only an issue when women do it? Surely Hollywood has no double standards! Ultimately, anyone who is financing a TV show has too much at stake to hire talent they are not reasonably confident in – they wouldn’t risk ratings and the investments thereof just to do their buddy a favor. Both Apatow’s casts and that of ‘Girls’ are filled with great actors, regardless of who knows who.

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Alanis Morissette to release new album in June! Possibly working with Guy Sigsworth again...

Rolling Stone Magazine
reports that singer-songwriter, record producer and occasional actress Alanis Morissette will release a new album this summer, June 2012, her first in nearly four years.  The new album's title has yet to be determined. Some of the songs that have been confirmed are:


From Rolling Stone Magazine:

Morissette wrote her new collection at home while caring for her newborn son. Nearly every tune has a monster chorus - from the ballad "Havoc" to "Celebrity," a scathing take down of America's obsession with fame: "I am a tattooed sexy dancing monkey," Morissette sings. "Yes, it was inspired by specific people," she says. "But I'll never talk about that, 'cause it's just rude."

Is Alanis collaborating with producer Guy Sigsworth again? The pair worked on Morissette's seventh studio album, Flavors of Entanglement, which was released in 2008. While not officially confirmed, Sigsworth seems to be hinting that he's recording with the seven-time Grammy winner. He recently took to twitter to answer questions from fans:


this is my first official post... i'm sorry if its all jacked up... i tried! :)
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Michael Sheen Proposing To Rachel McAdams?

They’ve already shown off their love around the world, and now it looks like Rachel McAdams and Michael Sheen are ready to make it official. The glam couple, who began dating shortly after meeting on the 2010 set of Midnight in Paris, will be engaged before long, a source close to the couple says.

A friend of Michael’s tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively, “Michael is planning on proposing to Rachel very soon. They both want to take their relationship to the next level. They are madly in love and want to start a family together.”

But with Michael, 43, hailing from Great Britain and Rachel, 33, calling Canada home, where in the world will the wedding take place.

“They met while filming Midnight in Paris and that’s where they want to get married,” the insider explains.

And in case you’re wondering who will make the guest list, you can count Michael’s Twilight co-stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart among the lucky ones!

“Michael says he is still super close to the Twilight cast and thinks Rob and Kristen are two of the most professional and down to earth actors he has ever met,” the source adds. “I am sure he would want them to be at his wedding.”

While this will be the first marriage for both stars, Michael has a 13-year-old daughter, Lily, with actress Kate Beckinsale.


*I hope they do get married, but I'll believe it when I see it..*


Surprise~ Lindsay Lohan Is A Lie Teller

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Oh Lindsay Lohan!

Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department have officially received the surveillance video from The Standard Hotel in West Hollywood from the night that a woman claims Lindsay Lohan assaulted her, and the video clearly shows Lohan at the club, despite her claims that she was at home watching television, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

As previously reported, Lindsay is being investigated for allegedly assaulting Marisa Dugas almost two weeks ago. The actress vehemently denied being out that night, claiming she was at home watching television when the incident allegedly occurred, even though three people – including the accuser — have now filed police reports.

"Investigators obtained the surveillance video from the Smoke & Mirrors nightclub at The Standard Hotel and it clearly shows that Lindsay was there on the night of the alleged assault," a law enforcement source tells RadarOnline.com. "The investigation is still ongoing and follow-up interviews will now be conducted as necessary. Of course, investigators want to interview Lindsay about the incident, but she hasn't been interviewed yet, nor is she under any obligation to do so. Remember, two other witnesses besides the alleged victim filed police reports, including the bouncer of the nightclub."

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Glee Scoop: Perez Hilton and Rex Lee Join Lindsay Lohan for Guest Spot—With a Voice Twist!

Looks like Lindsay Lohan's gonna have some famous (and infamous) friends joining her at the judging table on Glee.

Sources confirm to me exclusively that blogger Perez Hilton and Entourage and Suburgatory favorite Rex Lee will sit beside Lohan when she shoots her guest spot later this week, playing a judge at the Nationals singing competition.

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TMZ makes fun of Britney's meltdown

TMZ's television segment talked about Britney on X Factor on Wednesday. They detail the latest news about the contract, then proceed to bash her. One chick working there said:

"They didn't hire her because she knows about music, they hired her because they expect her to have a meltdown. She's a train wreck, and everyone wants to see the wreck."

Another staffer says they're going to back the ambulance up and unload her onto her X Factor seat. src

Why do people like to make fun of Britney so much? :'(
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Cobie Smulders for "Elle " [ may 2012 / Canada]

Canadian actress born as Jacoba Francisca Maria Smulders that famous from her role in How I Met Your Mother is gracing the latest cover of her homeland Elle wearing Stella McCartney dress photographed by Giuliano Bekor.

The 30 year old is promoting the highly anticipated superheroes flick The Avengers in which she’s starred in.

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King Of R&B - Share My Love + Original Songs For Sparkle Remake

R. Kelly pulls back the velvet rope on his brand new video for “Share My Love,” the first single off his upcoming album Write Me Back, the sequel to 2010’s Love Letter. The gracious host puts on his finest clothes and invites some lady friends over for an intimate gathering, feeding them chocolate-covered strawberries and boogieing all night.

“We don’t like the new videos. We just like to have fun and turn the camera on while we do it,” said Kellz. “We not gonna call this a video, we calling this a real party. Everybody here is VIP.” source 1 2

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Michael Jackson's Brothers Want His Hologram To Go On Tour With Them

After Tupac Shakur was successfully brought to life via hologram image at Coachella, Michael Jackson might be the next dead performer who would get such treatment. The plan to create the late King of Pop's virtual image was brought to attention by his sibling Jackie Jackson.

Jackie revealed that the virtual MJ could join the reunited Jackson 5 when they tour later this year. "It could have Michael -- absolutely," he told E! Online. "Wouldn't that be wonderful?"

The Jackson 5 plan to hit the road for a "Unity Tour 2012," which covers around 27 cities in the United States, with the tour opener set on June 18 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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X Factor 7's Aiden Grimshaw releases 1st Single "Is This Love" + Announces Debut Album

Season 7 of X Factor UK proved to be an unseasonably (pun!) strong show of talent. Two years ago, no one knew what a Cher Lloyd, Rebecca Ferguson or even a One Direction was. Now, they’re household names across the pond (and stateside, if you haven’t already noticed the shaking and crying tweens.)

But there’s one act from the season whose moment has yet to come: Finalist Aiden Grimshaw. With his dark, brooding swagger and chill-inducing vocals, the Dannii Minogue-mentored heartthrob easily became the competition’s dark horse.

Almost two years after his X Factor departure, the 20-year-old singer is finally making his mark with “Is This Love,” the incredible lead track from his long-awaited debut Misty Eye, which will be released on August 13.

Misty Eye is the product of a partnership with Australian songwriter Jarrad Rogers, who previously worked with the likes of Lana Del Rey, Tinchy Stryder and Delta Goodrem.

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Hunger Games' Josh Hutcherson Opens Up on Gay Rights: "I Had Two Uncles Die From AIDS"

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Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson had two uncles he never got to know.

Both men were gay and died from AIDS during the height of the epidemic…

"They were in their early thirties, in great shape, but unfortunately they were taken away from us too soon," the 19-year-old actor exclusively told me Wednesday. "Both passed away at about the time I was born."

But they have never been forgotten.

Hutcherson has become one of Hollywood's most outspoken supporters in the fight for gay equal rights. He works closely with Straight But Not Narrow, a group started by his best friend, Victorious star Avan Jogia.

"My mom has always been a big advocate, especially in the gay, lesbian, transsexual and bisexual community so for me it's always been a part of my soul," Hutcherson says.

He recalls a letter that Straight But Not Narrow received from a 14-year-old high school freshman in Florida. "He was in this very right wing and religious sort of area and he sent a letter saying how SBNN changed his life and how he was able to feel more comfortable coming out to his friends," Hutcherson says. "I was almost bawling reading it. That makes all our work worth it."

On Saturday, Hutcherson will be become the youngest recipient of the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. He joins a stellar list of past honorees, including Elizabeth Taylor, Charlize Theron and Janet Jackson.

"This is what my family is most proud of and the same for me," Hutcherson says. "Acting is one thing, but actually trying to change the world and the way people think to make people's lives better? That's the stuff I'm most proud of."

When I ask if he thinks his uncles are looking down at him, Hutcherson says, "I'm not a religious person in that sense. But at the same time I do believe in some sort of something, just not sure exactly. But yeah, I'd like to think that they see what I'm doing and that they're proud of me."

No doubt they are.


Sexy Asian Man Post: Daniel Henney is Leon Magazine's Cover Boy

April is the month of Daniel!

Recently, actor and model Daniel Henney posed for LEON Korea magazine. Team D shared the image above and the following message via his Facebook page on April 19th:

“Look who’s on the cover of LEON Korea’s May issue. There are more great shots of Daniel inside the magazine which comes out in a few days. Make sure to grab a copy! Oh and by the way, this is the first time for an actor to ever be featured on the cover! Go Daniel!!! – Team D”

Will you be picking up your copy of Daniel’s issue?


sexy asian man post, ontd? lets celebrate Godfrey Gao's new tag with some appreciating! 

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Mcfly is Coming To America! YESSSSSSS

McFly have revealed plans to follow in the footsteps of One Direction and The Wanted and play a series of "small shows" for their fans in America.

The group hope to record their sixth studio album in June and head to the US in September for a few targeted concerts, Billboard reports.

McFly have never toured America in the seven years they have been together and have released one American album Just My Luck, which coincided with the film of the same name in which they starred with Lindsay Lohan.

Singer Tom Fletcher said: "We have some fans in America that have been fans for like eight or nine years - right from the beginning - so much so that they fly over to see us in the UK.

"It's amazing that they are so dedicated. So I think we owe it to them to come over."

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I can't wait for September; I've been waiting for years for this to happen and it finally is so im shaking and crying rn.

Why One Direction's Louis Tomlinson should be gay

Is Eleanor Calder dating the king of metrosexuals or the next gay messiah?

I know One Direction's Louis Tomlinson isn't gay, but he should be.

It's no secret that gay guys love all men (with a few exceptions) but a straight guy who absolutely should be one of us is irresistible. Let's look at the evidence...

The self-confessed fashion junkie's by far the most stylish member of the boy band. In fact, he might be one of the best-dressed men on the planet.

No one can rock braces, Breton stripes and bright-coloured chinos like Louis Tomlinson.

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Sneak Peek: Smash

Smash's April 23 episode is a good night for original tunes — and for songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray), who crafted a pair of ditties just for the episode.

On a more emotional note, the duo has also penned, for the Bombshell musical-within-the-show, a loving tribute to Marilyn Monroe's most prized possession: her family's white baby grand piano that was auctioned off after her mother was committed to a psych ward. "For her entire life she was looking for this piano until she found it at another auction and bought it back," says Wittman of the ivories now owned by Marilyn aficionado Mariah Carey. "It was the one thing she kept with her [until her death]. It was even in the Brentwood house when she died."

Called "Second-Hand White Baby Grand," it is "the only song we wrote without it being specifically for an episode," confesses Shaiman. "The story was just so good, it inspired us." It makes sense, then, that Wittman and Shaiman are not just thrilled that both Katharine McPhee's Karen and Megan Hilty's Ivy perform the song, but that the composition found a spot in the hour at all. "The law for the year has been only one original song per episode," says Shaiman. "It just so happened that this song landed in the same episode that Scott had the idea for the Bollywood number."

Sums up Wittman: "It's the one that is nearest and dearest to our hearts."

Below is an exclusive look at Ivy's take on the tune. We think Norma Jean would be so proud. How about you?


My favorite 'Smash' song, "History is Made at Night", has just been replaced.

Earth's Mightiest Heroes to be cancelled?

Fans of the successful ongoing Avengers: Earth Mightiest Heroes TV Series are about to be disappointed. As my sources have confirmed to me, Jeph Loeb, the head of Marvel Animation studios, has cancelled the currently successful series in favor of a new Avengers Cartoon that will be produced by Marvel's newly acquired studio (MAS) and will be inline with and in the same universe as the currently airing Ultimate Spider-man cartoon. 

My sources have also added that not to expect an official announcement until the fall, as Marvel does not want ratings to drop for the second season of Avengers Earth Mightiest Heroes which has just started on April 1st and is being met with a tremendous positive response. 

Apparently, the initial plan of the new Avengers show consist of only self contained, standalone, episodes as opposed to story arcs, as Loeb has made it very clear that he dislikes TV show stories to run across several episodes. The new Show will be on air by Fall 2013. 

The Avengers Earth Mightiest heroes is currently one of the most successful series on Disney XD, and was met with very positive response from fans of all ages. Unfortunately, much like the great Spectacular Spider-man series, the show will be cancelled in favor of a new cartoon that seems to be addressed to younger children like the currently, not so positively met, Ultimate Spider-man. 

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How could they cancel something that brought us this?

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Gabrielle Union: Don't Play Politics With Healthcare Law (Affordable Care Act)

In this exclusive opinion piece, actress Gabrielle Union issues an impassioned and very personal plea to spare the Affordable Care Act, now under attack by politicians.

I am going to do something that most people in my position don’t do often – tell you my age. I am 39 years old. I am at an age where I realize that life isn’t always fair and that unlike fairy tales, life doesn’t always have a happy ending.

Nearly two years ago, I lost a close girlfriend to cancer. Diagnosed with stage 4 cancer at 32 years old, I remember thinking this wasn’t part of the plan. We were too young to worry about getting sick. In fact, we were supposed to be invincible.

Unfortunately, when Kristen was diagnosed she was on a health care plan that would not provide the care she needed for treatment. Just for a second, try to put yourself in her shoes. You are a few years removed from your 30th birthday, you have cancer, and while working towards accepting your diagnosis, you also have to try and figure out who is going to help you in the fight of your life.

Every year millions of women just like Kristen face choices between treatment and paying their bills. The costs associated with healthy living cause many to put off screenings and other preventive care let alone the treatments that may follow a cancer diagnosis.

Now, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, women in Kristen’s position can be assured that their insurance plans will cover preventive care – including breast and cervical cancer screenings – without expensive co-pays or deductibles.

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Source: http://praisecleveland.com/1343712/gabrielle-union-cancer-took-my-friend-dont-play-politics-with-healthcare-law-opinion/
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5 1/2 more hours!!!!!!

Cheryl Cole set to be on Modern Family

Today sees Cheryl’s return to the music biz with her new Calvin Harris-written and produced track Call My Name.

But just as she returns to her day job, she could be back doing TV.

The singer, 28, is to be offered a role on Barack Obama’s favourite programme, Modern Family.

A source at ABC confirms that producers for the mockumentary, which attracts an audience of 12.6 million each week, are desperate to land the Geordie star.

“They really want to get Cheryl involved,” they say. "And it’s a coveted slot. Everyone from Britney Spears to Lady Gaga have made it known that they would love to appear in it. It’s a real honour to be asked to do it, and it would be a great next step after Cheryl’s appearance in What To Expect When You’re Expecting. And, it would be a massive dig at The X Factor USA.”

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Francis Lawrence chosen to direct ‘Catching Fire’

After a quick but fairly exhaustive search, Lionsgate has chosen Francis Lawrence to direct the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire.

Sources say that Lawrence will receive an official offer this afternoon. If he accepts and a deal can be worked out, he will replace Gary Ross, who directed the first installment of the hugely successful franchise.

The hunt had been a fast and furious one, with the field narrowing down to Lawrence, the director of I Am Legend and Water for Elephants, and Bennett Miller, the director of the acclaimed Brad Pitt baseball movie Moneyball. Both directors met with the studio today, according to sources, and Lionsgate executives have made their pick.

One question that Lawrence’s hiring raises is that of the shape of the screenplay. Ross, who is a writer as much as he is a director, worked on the Hunger Games script and was planning on spending two months honing Fire, working on a script previously penned by Simon Beaufoy. The producers and new director can keep working with Beaufoy or hire new scribes to hammer out words.

The moviemakes are facing a ticking clock scenario, especially since they set a November 22, 2013 release date. Also coming into play is that shooing for Fire needs to be done by late December so that star Jennifer Lawrence, who is not related to the Austrian-born director, can have time to shoot the sequel to X-Men: First Class. Fox, which is making that movie, has an option on the actress which takes precedence over her Lionsgate.

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hollywood royalty emma roberts supports new film produced by aunt julia roberts

Emma Roberts poses for a picture with her aunt Julia Roberts at the premiere of Jesus Henry Christ held at the Mann Chinese 6 on Wednesday (April 18) in Los Angeles.

The 21-year-old actress and Julia, 44, were joined on the red carpet by a third family member: Lisa Roberts Gillan! Lisa is Emma‘s mom and Julia‘s sister. (Lol JustJared, get your facts straight. Her mother is Kelly Cunningham, Lisa is Emma's aunt, otherwise that would be incest.)

Julia, wearing a Victoria Beckham dress and YSL shoes, and her older sis executive produced the film together!

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TV Guide's Season MVPs

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Baranski has been a consistent hitter for the CBS legal drama from the start, but she knocked it out of the park in Season 3. Whether it was Diane's rise to firm leader in Will's absence, her increased mentorship of Alicia or her suddenly very busy love life, Baranski, who manages to do both slick and poignant at the same time, juggled it all without letting fans see her — or the always powerful Diane — sweat.
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What does it take to make great opening credits?

A good opening credits sequence is like icing on the cake for a film or TV show. Certain directors have made them a signature part of their work (e.g. David Fincher), as have certain networks (like Showtime).

PBS' Off Book has just posted an interesting video about the creators of memorable credits, including the folks who made Mad Men's opening as well as the person responsible for Zombieland's clever credits.

Check it out:

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Study: Oslo and Stockholm lead Europe in music taste

Network analysis of how music spreads from city to city has yielded evidence that Oslo and Stockholm are the first to discover new bands, and the first to dump them.

"We find empirical support for the claim that a leadership network exists among cities," reads a paper (PDF) describing the research, authored by Conrad Lee and Pádraig Cunningham from University College Dublin. "Some cities are consistently early adopters of new music (and early to snub stale music)."

Lee and Cunningham took data from Last.fm known as " scrobbles", which register when a person plays a song, matching it with their geographical location. It then publishes lists of the most listened-to artists, divided geographically. The way those charts vary over time can show which cities are leaders, and which are followers.

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Let's talk about our indie snobbish ways and our cities' music scenes and post screencaps of our last.fm charts?
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Nicki Minaj: ‘A Voice in My Head Told Me to Delete My Twitter’

Nicki Minaj looked like a real-life Barbie at a signing for her No. 1 album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded at HMV Whiteleys in London on Thursday. Her Minajesty got dolled up in all-pink-everything including a beret, corset, tutu, troll tights, and platform shoes, while showing love to her British Barbz.

Over the weekend, Nicki shocked her 11 million followers when she deleted her Twitter page, explaining why during her appearance on “The Graham NortonShow.” “A voice in my head told me to delete my Twitter and that’s what I did,” she said. “I had 11 million followers and I hope they will wait for me.”

She is debating whether to return. “I don’t know yet, I’m thinking about it,” she said. “I miss my Barbz, please bear with me.”

In a separate interview, Nicki also confirmed that Simon Cowell had approached her about appearing as a judge on the U.S.
version of “The X Factor.” “I think we both decided together that it wouldn’t work out,” she said. “I think it was the best decision.”


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Vera Wang's dad's mistress wants to HURT poor Vera

The woman who had a 30-year affair with Vera Wang's dad now wants part of his estate, including his homes, which include one of Vera Wang's apartments in NYC.

The massive estate of Vera Wang's late father is the point of contention in a Westchester court as his mistress tries to get the millions she feels she deserves. Pharmaceutical tycoon C.C. Wang died in 2006 at the age of 87 and though his wife only died two years prior, he spent much of his final three decades with his mistress Betty Phillips.

Now, even though he had Ms Phillips sign a very clear- and rather harsh- 'break up' note promising that she would not seek any of his fortune after his death, she is demanding she get a lump sum of $10million as well as an additional $150,000 every year.

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Do you think she's entitled to some money???? & wow her dad sounds like an awful person

Olivia Wilde: Blonde & Beautiful on "LIVE! with Kelly"

Showing off her fresh new look, Olivia Wilde ventured out in New York City on Wednesday (April 18) for an appearance on ABC's morning talk show "LIVE! with Kelly".

As she walked onstage, the "House" hottie quickly drew a comment about her changed appearance from Miss Ripa, who said, "You are a stunning blonde!"

To this, Miss Wilde - who told that she was blonde for years before going brunette - happily replied, "And it is so much more fun!"

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