May 3rd, 2012

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J.C. Chasez on the Boy Band Resurgence and Why an 'NSYNC Reunion is 'Not in the Cards'




Even with his ‘NSYNC days behind him, J.C. Chasez can still appreciate a good boy band.

“I think that The Wanted put out a great record,” Chasez said. “The One Direction kids -- I think they’re a breath of fresh air.”
Sitting down in The Hollywood Reporter’s Cover Lounge, Chasez weighed in on the recent resurgence of boy bands and offered a bit of valuable advice to the newcomers. The 35-year-old, who currently serves as a judge on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, counts himself a fan of The Wanted’s smash hit single, “Glad You Came.” As for One Direction, Chasez applauds their infectious attitude and “fun” songs.

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Alanis Morissette on Her New LP, 'Kinship' With Leonardo DiCaprio

'There is a lack of apology for the kind of person I am'


Alanis Morissette announced today that she'll release her seventh album, Havoc And Bright Lights, on August 28th. The record is Morissette's first in four years and the first since she gave birth to her son, Ever Imre, in late 2010. While motherhood is definitely a theme on the new album, Havoc also tackles many of the topics that Morissette's fans have come to expect, from social issues to spirituality.

"What I love the most now in listening back is that it covers the gamut of everything I care about," Morissette told Rolling Stone when we recently visited her in the studio in Los Angeles. While the LP's subject matter often gets intimate, the six songs that Morissette previewed in the studio are big and rocking. "Kind of epic, hair blowing in the wind," said Morisette, when asked how she plans to play the new tunes in concert.
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New Bodyguard musical starring Heather Headley set to launch


The star of a new West End musical based on the film The Bodyguard says she does not want to be compared to the late Whitney Houston.

Heather Headley and Lloyd Owen are to take on the lead roles made famous by Houston and Kevin Costner in the 1992 movie.

"It's going to be the greatest challenge of my life, but I'm ready to step into those heels," said Headley.

The new musical is due to open at London's Adelphi Theatre in December.

It will feature many of Houston's greatest hits, including Saving All My Love, How Will I Know, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and I Will Always Love You.

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Steven Spielberg was 'so excited' to meet Lindsay Lohan



Steven Spielberg felt ''like a little kid'' when he met Lindsay Lohan for the first time on Saturday night (28.04.12).
The director was very excited to speak to the actress when he stopped off at her table during the 98th Annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington D.C.
After being introduced to the actress, he said: ''I feel like a kid, because I'm so excited to meet you.''
Lindsay enjoyed chatting to Diane Keaton at the dinner
- which was also attended by Kim Kardashian and her mother Kris Jenner, Elle MacPherson, Josh Hutcherson, Mary J. Blige, Goldie Hawn and Eva Longoria - and George Clooney also said hi to the star.
The 25-year-old beauty attended the event with Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren, who revealed Lindsay is ''passionate'' about her acting career.
She told the New York Post newspaper: ''Lindsay is passionate about movies and her work. You mention the art of moviemaking, and she really digs into the topic. We had a long talk about movies in the car as we were stuck in traffic.
''Many people only get to see Lindsay through the eyes of the media, but it was a totally different experience to sit down and have a conversation with her.''


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Producer is not having it with Our Lord and Saviour



Kanye West's "I Don't Like" remix, which recently came out, receives no love from the person who produced the original song. After hearing the reworked version, producer Young Chop reaches out to his Twitter followers to let them know that he doesn't like what he heard, "F**k that remix #dont tagg me in that s**t at all."


When a Twitter user fires back at him by tweeting, "kanye is the #1 producer out ur city and one of the best around..You ain't s**t yet to be compainin (sic)," he replies it by re-tweeting a note from another Tweep, "Yes ye is 1 of the best & yes he reached out but he is disrespectful 4 changing up something that isn't his. "

Chop floods his timeline with a bunch of other messages which slam Kanye. One criticizes the G.O.O.D Music rapper for making horrible beat, and another mocks the rap mogul for crafting "gayest sound". To those who disagrees with him, he re-tweets his supporter's message that read, "Just cuz he a young n***a don't mean he shouldn't speak how he feels."

While Kanye hasn't responded to his complaints, Chop has already expanded on his feelings to XXLMag. "I just felt disrespected 'cause I didn't even hear the song before it dropped, and I kept telling them that I wanna hear the song," the producer explains why he's mad as hell when hearing the remix of the Chief Keef song.

The re-recorded version featured not only Kanye and Chief but also Big Sean, Pusha T and Jadakiss. "I ain't know the song was changed over like that," he complains. "Keef explained in another interview [that] we didn't hear the song. And then I'm hearing the song and there's different sounds in the beat."

"It don't even sound like the real beat," he continues. "It sounded like a rock star beat, and that's not how I do it. That's not my sound." What upset him more is the fact that Kanye did it without his consent. "[He] should have called me and asked me, 'Ayo Chop, can I do this? Can I do that?' But no. I didn't hear nothing from him. I never talked to him," he says.

Chop considers to take legal action against Kanye, and has already talked to a lawyer about the matter. "He [Kanye] didn't sit at the table and make that beat," he says. "He just coulda asked me. He changed what I put my time into. I made it the way how I made it." He additionally states, "We already had a million plus views on it - without Kanye. He called when it hit a million, and now it's at two million. We built our buzz way before Kanye."



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we need a 'thirsty' tag for fools like these. the remix is better anyway

Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green @ the Lakers game

Megan Fox isn't letting a little thing like pregnancy get in the way of some hoops action.
Less than a week after E! News exclusively revealed that the Transformers star is expecting her first child with husband Brian Austin Green, the happy couple made their first public appearance since word broke of the stork's impending arrival by hitting up a Lakers game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday.
So was there any sign of a baby bump? Unfortunately no, as Fox kept herself pretty well covered up courtesy of some baggy clothing. That's OK, though. Seeing how everyone's eyes will relentlessly be focused on the 25-year-old's burgeoning belly, something tells us we'll see something —anything!— sooner or later.



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Lauren Socha not returning to 'Misfits'



Lauren Socha will not appear in the fourth series of Misfits.

A Channel 4 spokesperson confirmed to Digital Spy that the 21-year-old actress will not reprise her role as Kelly in the E4 drama.

"A mutual decision was reached between Clerkenwell and Lauren earlier this year that she would not be returning for the fourth series," it was announced in a statement.

"Misfits has been in production for a number of weeks now and Lauren is not part of the lineup."

It was also confirmed that Socha's departure is not related to her recent conviction for racially-aggravated assault.

The spokesperson added: "No. Clerkenwell Films and Lauren Socha agreed some time ago that along with other cast members, including Iwan Rheon and Antonia Thomas, she would not be returning for the fourth series of Misfits, which is currently in production. Channel 4 supports both parties' decisions."

Misfits will return to E4 in late 2012.

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5x23 "The Fugitives" stills and season finale poll!


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Poll #1838006 Who will hook up in the finale!!!

What do you think the relationships will look like by the end of season five?

PUPPIES/UNICORNS aka Dan/Blair
200(54.3%)
Dan/Serena will reunite
19(5.2%)
Chuck/Blair will reunite
51(13.9%)
Lily/Bart - the true pairing of this show
19(5.2%)
Everyone will end up alone
79(21.5%)
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Rih-Rih: I'm a Sinner

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Rihanna woke up Wednesday morning stating that she felt like a "sinner" after posting photos of herself with strippers at a club.

Tuesday night Rihanna posted photos of herself while on a late night excursion. The photos, which appeared on Instagram, revealed the pop star dancing with different strippers. Rihanna also proceeded to "shower" dollar bills over the dancers.

"My daddy would be proud," Rihanna tweeted in one caption.

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Despite obvious shortcomings, Rihanna is undoubtedly Pop’s most exciting act.

Yes, while her excitable nature has kept her out of rehearsals and into controversy one too many times, her light, bright and carefree attitude to life sometimes makes her more appealing than acts far more talented than she is.

Now, before the release of her new video ‘Where Have You Been’, she sat down with Extra to discuss her new movie ‘Battleships‘, her mother but more importantly- her controversial reunion with ex boyfriend Chris Brown.


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The Wanted's 'Chasing The Sun' To Be Used As Title Track In Ice Age 4: Continental Drift

The band's latest single will feature in the forthcoming Hollywood blockbuster.


The Wanted's 'Chasing The Sun' will feature in Ice Age 4: Continental Draft, it's been announced.

The band's new single will be used as the title track for the latest installment of the movie, which hits cinemas on 13th July.


In Ice Age 4, Scrat's nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn has world-changing consequences, which sparks the greatest adventure of all time for Manny, Diego and Sid. 

'Chasing The Sun' was written and produced by Example, and is due to be released on 20th May.

Meanwhile, this week The Wanted posted a picture of themselves in the studio with Dappy and said they were working on a track with the 'No Regrets' rapper. 

The group recently returned to the UK from America where their US single 'Glad You Came' scored a top three hit on the US Billboard Hot 100, and has now sold over two millions copies in the US.




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Mick Jagger to do double duty on SNL's season finale


Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has been set to host the season finale of Saturday Night Live.

Jagger's appearance will mark the rocker's first time leading the late-night NBC comedy show and will be his third time as the musical guest.

This is the 50th anniversary of the Stones. Earlier this year, it was announced that a 352-page book The Rolling Stones: 50, by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, would hit stores July 12.

The Stones have released dozens of studio albums since 1962 and have sold more than 200 million copies.

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and Rihanna are set for May 5, while Will Ferrell returns to his old stomping grounds the following week with musical guest Usher.

The finale is slated to air May 19.

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Emily VanCamp: Everyone Needs a Disappointing Boyfriend

Emily VanCamp graces the cover of Lucky's June issue, on newsstands May 8.

Here’s what the 25-year-old Revenge star had to share with the mag:


On guys: “I’ll tell you one thing I don’t want – a guy who sits around and plays video games and smokes pot … I think women look for that quality in a man of being a good dad whether they’re immediately wanting to be a parent or not. It’s important to me that a man is good at taking care of people.”


On fame: “It’s so great to have all this stuff happen to you. But, you know, to all of a sudden have photographers snapping photos of you, it’s a big change.”


On her insecurities: “I don’t have much of [a butt]. I have a total ballet butt.”


On a necessity for women: “I think every young woman needs to have one boyfriend who disappoints her, who really breaks her heart.”

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For those who missed it, next weeks Revenge promo!: 



She looks a little off in the first pic under the cut, tbh, but I love her <3 So pretty.. and super sad that Revenge is almost over.


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Jude Law is happy to grow older as he feels less pressure to land certain movie roles.


The British actor has enjoyed a successful career in Hollywood. His handsome looks have won him a host of admirers, but Jude has no fears about the ageing process.

“I feel more and more at ease, because I think the older I get, the less pressure there is. People say, ‘Well, he’s not cutting edge because he’s not in his twenties, so he’s not expected to be,’” the 39-year-old star told the latest issue of UK magazine GQ.


“I was always more interested in character roles than male leads or heartthrob characters and yet I got cast more in one that the other. I can’t complain.”


While some stars have complained that they struggle to land challenging roles as they get older, Jude has no such worries.


In fact, he believes that entering a new decade in his life will open up new opportunities for him in the movie business.


“I’m interested and excited about the next ten years of my working life because I think there’s lots I haven’t done and hope to do, and I think ageing will only help that,” he smiled.

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Supernatural renewed for an eighth season!



The CW has officially renewed Supernatural for an eighth season, the network announced today. Originally premiering on The WB network in 2005, Supernatural became a cult favorite and gained a fast group of devoted fans. While many shows can suffer from fan fatigue in later years, the Supernatural fandom keeps going strong. In its seventh season, the show's fans voted Supernatural the People's Choice Best Drama Series and Best Sci-Fi Series.

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'Idol' Surpasses 'Voice,' Reclaims Top Spot For Season



Amid an otherwise uneventful night in the ratings, Wednesday night’s American Idol quietly changed an important standing headed into broadcast upfront presentations to advertisers this month: Which network has the top-rated TV series.

Until last night, it was NBC with The Voice. Now Idol has reclaimed the No. 1 spot for the season (even if you include the special post-Super Bowl airing of The Voice). Idol has averaged 6.2 on Wednesdays in the adult demo and The Voice is at 6.1. We still have the rest of the month to go, and things could still change, but Fox will be relieved to face Madison Avenue and claim, as they have for many years in a row, TV’s top non-sports series.

Still, NBC has plenty reason to be proud of The Voice. Even if the chair-spinning music competition doesn’t topple Idol for the season, it proved once again that Idol is not the only the big-draw karaoke in town.

So here’s last night’s numbers rundown: Fox’s two-hour American Idol (16.3 million viewers, 4.6 adults 18-49 rating) led the night. CBS ran Survivor (9.2 million, 2.5), dipping to a series low, a steady Criminal Minds (11.4 million, 3.0) and a series low CSI (9.7 million, 2.3). ABC had season-low editions of The Middle (6.6 million, 2.0), Suburgatory (5.8 million, 2.0) and Modern Family (10 million, 4.0). Don’t Trust the B—- (5.9 million, 2.4) rose 20 percent from when it had a repeat lead-in last week. Revenge was steady (7.1 million, 2.1). NBC aired Off Their Rockers falling 24 percent (5 million, 1.3), Rock Center (4.2 million, 1.0) and a slightly improved Law & Order: SVU (6.4 million, 1.8).

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Female film centric YouTube channel WIGS to launch



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Jan (Caitlin Gerard) humiliates herself in front of her prickly boss (Virginia Madsen) while photographing a handsome movie star (Stephen Moyer). That's her first shoot on her first job. When her charismatic ex-boyfriend (Kyle Gallner) appears, her life spirals through chaotic and comic twists and turns.

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This channel sounds interesting. I'm wondering what their documentaries will be about. And as always, flawless indie film king of kings Kyle Gallner thanks you for your time.
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THE AVENGERS Expected To Pass $500M By Sunday


The good news keeps on coming for Marvel Studios. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that The Avengers is expected to become the studios most successful superhero movie so far, easily topping the previous record set in 2010 by Iron Man 2 ($623 million). The film has now made a whopping $218M overseas in its first six days of release and continues breaking record after record. With the May Day holiday in some countries today, another boost in takings is expected, while it's thought that the current international gross will be upwards of $400M by Sunday after being released in Russia and China. Throw in the fact that Earth's Mightiest Heroes also assemble in North America later this week and the film should be way past the $500M mark by Sunday.

How Much Do You Think The Avengers Will Gross Worldwide?

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CW Renews



The CW has made its first scripted pick-ups for the 2012-13 TV season, granting early renewals toSupernaturalThe Vampire Diaries and 90210.

The Vampire Diaries will head into its fourth season, 90210 will return for its fifth and Supernatural will be entering its eighth. TVLine’s Renewal Scorecard has thusly been updated.

Still awaiting official word on their fates at The CW are Gossip Girl, Nikita, The Secret Circle, Ringer and Hart of Dixie.

The Supernatural announcement doesn’t come as a huge surprise. Last month, it was reported that showrunner Sera Gamble would be stepping down to focus on development. Although the show had not yet been renewed for Season 8 at that time, a replacement — former co-producer Jeremy Carver — was already named, a good sign that the series would be back. Producer Todd Aronauer added fuel to the fire this Thursday morning by tweeting, then deleting, word of the show’s renewal.

Supernatural‘s current season wraps up on May 18 and features a cliffhanger ending that leaves two fan faves in a very unexpected place. As for what the future holds, Misha Collins shared with TVLine that he’d like to return as angel Castiel.

“I have told [executive producer] Sera [Gamble] that I would love to come back next season if that is something that works out for everybody’s schedule,” he said. “If it’s in the cards, it would be great. I don’t know yet how things are going to play out.”

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Robert Pattinson Lands Another Job + New Cosmopolis Clips


Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce steer 'Rover'

Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce are in negotiations to star in David Michod's "Rover."

Pearce will star as a man who after having his car stolen by a group of men pursues them through the wild and rugged Australian Outback. Pattinson will portray one of the thiefs.


Michod will helm and wrote the script which based on an idea he and "Animal Kingdom" star Joel Edgerton originated. David Linde and Liz Watts will produce through Linde's Lava Bear banner and Porchlight Films.

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The Most Interesting Non-Celebrity Reddit AMAs


A former Disneyland cast member

Don’t believe the hype: there isn’t an elaborate series of tunnels under Disneyland (under Disney World, maybe). This Alice was required to come extra early to get into costume without pay, though, and had to stand around by the work clock so she could “clock in” exactly on time. Still, she has some amazing stories about some of the kids she met, so if you enjoy a good cry, scroll through the part about Make-A-Wish!


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Cillian is nominated again!

Cillian's recent performance of Misterman has not only been really well-received by the press, but also by the Drama Desk Awards' Nominating Committee. He has been nominated for Outstanding Solo Performance by the 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards. The Drama Desk Awards is based in New York and it honours theatrical productions on or off Broadway. The award presentation will be held at The Town Hall on 3rd June (Sunday) and we shall find out the results then!

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Tickets are available here if you wish to go to the event.

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Michael Jackson Continues To Slay From The Grave + Did MJ And Whitney Get It On?


Michael Jackson is back! Pepsi to use pop star to boost brand

PepsiCo Inc. desperately needs some razzle dazzle to boost its brand. Who better to help than Michael Jackson, the music icon whose career made short work of attendance and album sales records?
So what if the King of Pop is no longer alive? The beverage brand, which has struggled to eclipse rival Coca Cola Co., is pairing with Sony Music and Jackson’s estate to roll out an exclusive campaign pegged to the 25th anniversary of the performer’s multiplatinum "Bad" album and tour.

One billion special edition soda cans featuring Jackson’s image will be sold around the world, Pepsi said. China will get the first batch, launching Saturday. Later this month, special-edition 16-ounce cans will be available in the U.S., followed by rollouts in Asia, South America and Europe.

The Pepsi campaign will also feature merchandise such as jackets inspired by the original "Bad" tour, new mixes of music from the album and chances to win tickets to performances of Cirque du Soleil’s "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour."

The star, who died in 2009, had a long history with Pepsi. He first starred in an ad campaign for the company with his brothers in 1983. The next year, while on set filming a Pepsi commercial, a pyrotechnics accident severely burned the singer.

Last month, Pepsi announced the launch of a massive global branding campaign that it’s calling “Live for Now.” The first round of ads, featuring pop celebrity Nicki Minaj, will start appearing Monday.

The company, which also owns brands such as Tropicana, Gatorade and Frito-Lay, said earlier this year that it would lay off 8,700 employees through 2014 to try to boost productivity. Beverage sales in the key North American market has been sliding. Pepsi's stock price has never managed to recoup its high from when Chief Executive Indra Nooyi first took leadership in 2007.

Pepsi also said it plans to boost its advertising and marketing budget by as much as $600 million this year.


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'Parks and Recreation': Final two episodes to be supersized on NBC.com


Need extra Knope these next two weeks? Parks and Recreation‘s last two episodes of the season will be supersized on NBC.com, EW has learned. After unveiling a cut of last week’s episode, “The Debate” – written and directed by Amy Poehler (a.k.a. City Council hopeful Leslie Knope) – featuring five additional minutes, NBC.com will give similar treatment to this week’s episode, “Bus Tour” (May 3), and the season 4 finale, “Win, Lose or Draw” (May 10). In other good news, Paul Rudd returns to guest-star in both episodes as Knope’s dopey, popular election opponent Bobby Newport.


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Amy Poehler Talks 'Parks And Recreation,' Pawnee, Directing, 'Wet Hot' Reunion, 'You Are Here' And More


Nothing could capsize the unsinkable Leslie Knope -- except, maybe, losing an election.

The race between Leslie and goofy rich guy Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd) ends in the May 10 "Parks and Recreation" season finale (9:30 p.m. ET on NBC). But in this week's episode, in order to make sure they leave no voter unconvinced, Leslie and her campaign team, in the exclusive clip below, embark on a final campaign swing through Pawnee.

Before you get to that clip, Amy Poehler, who wrote and directed last week's hilarious debate episode, talks about Leslie's election chances, the show's approach to politics (which Poehler and executive producer Michael Schur also discussed in here), and whether ascending the Pawnee ladder could change the town's most ambitious parks bureaucrat.

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Nick Offerman Shares His 10 Secrets To Life At Tulane


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"Burning Love" preview featuring Adam Scott - EW
Retta will be on LNWJF Friday night. Rashida Jones will be on that show about family history - "Who Do You Think You Are?"
Cuban Fury casts Nick Frost, Rashida Jones, Chris O'Dowd and Olivia Colman - IMDB

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Sharlto Copley In Talks To Join Angelina Jolie in Disney’s ‘Maleficent’



Sharlto Copley is in negotiations to play the male lead opposite Angelina Jolie in Disney’s Maleficent. He will play King Stefan in the live-action film, which tells the backstory of Sleeping Beauty and why the evil fairy (played by Jolie) cursed Princess Aurora in the first place. The film is scheduled to come out March 14, 2014. The news comes on the heels of Copley joining Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego’s Open Grave and closing his deal to play the villain in Spike Lee’s Oldboy, a remake of Park Chan-wook 2003′s Korean revenge thriller. Copley, repped by WME, just finished work on District 9 filmmaker Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium opposite Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.

Robert Stromberg, the production designer on Avatar along with Disney’s Alice In Wonderland and Oz: The Great And Powerful is directing Maleficent. Linda Woolverton, whose work includes The Lion King and Alice In Wonderland, is writing the script. Joe Roth is producing.



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Instagram Goddess Lauren Conrad unveils her Beauty book cover and Summer Kohl’s line

Lauren had a busy week.



She headed to LAX to jet out to NYC for business Sunday. Her Kohl’s summer lookbook is out. Finally, she just unveiled the cover for her latest book Lauren Conrad Beauty—a follow up to her last best-seller Lauren Conrad Style.

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Why is it that when Lauren posts a pic of grass growing on Instagram it hits the popular page but when you post a pic of the elusive Big Foot or Loch Ness Monster only your mom and friends “like” your pic-- and that's only after you promised to "like" 5 of their pics if they liked 5 of yours (yes people do this).


Does anyone else hate those Instagram filters? I just want to see pics of stuff the way it actually looks with true-to-life colors. I'm sick of all the grainy vintage shit

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Game of Thrones post: Emilia Clarke Interview


Emilia Clarke has a certain kind of nubile beauty that’s irresistible to casting directors. She’s one of those child-women who’s all bee-stung lips, broad brow and soft, round visage, a facade of über-innocence that’s always hiding anything but. On an actress like Mila Kunis, a baby face is the alluring mask of a bad girl. But in the case of Game of Thrones star Clarke, it’s the portal to a type of young female character you’ve rarely seen, one whose womanly side isn’t largely expressed by her sexuality but by a solid core of inner strength and authority.


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HBO's 'The Corrections' Adaptation Is Dead -- What Happens Now?

 On Tuesday, HBO made two announcements in the realm of acquisitions. The  network said it would be producing "True Detective," a crime series based on the hunt  for a serial killer in Louisiana starring Matthew McConnaughey and Woody Harrelson.  It also confirmed reports it was passing on the pilot for Jonathan Franzen and Noah  Baumbach's adaptation of Franzen's novel "The Corrections," which starred Ewan  McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal and was being produced by Scott Rudin.

 It's tempting to interpret the twin announcements as evidence of HBO's broader  plans. A sign, perhaps, that the smash success of its two highest-performing shows,  "True Blood" and "Game of Thrones," has convinced the network that the path to  success is the lurid, fantastical one favored by hormonal young men. (lol no)

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Levi Johnston to name daughter after a handgun



Ready. Aim. Baby name!

Levi Johnston, an avid hunter whose girlfriend Sunny Oglesby is five months' pregnant with their daughter, plans to name the baby "Breeze Beretta" after the Italian handgun, the couple tell Inside Edition.

Johnston, 21, who also has 3-year-old son Tripp with ex- fiancé Bristol Palin, hopes to be a better father for Breeze, saying his relationship with Oblesby, 20, is stronger than the one he had with Sarah Palin's daughter.

"I'm actually in love," he says, "not doing it just because we had a kid together."

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Not that he's known for making GOOD decisions...

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Game of Thrones vs Girls: “Modern” vs Fantasy Women



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It’s no surprise that fans have been tweeting, blogging, and Facebooking up and down about the representation of women in Game of Thrones. Since it’s first episode debut, George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy saga has presented its fans with a heavily misogynistic world populated by powerful men and the women trapped in their machinations. Yet for all the plethora of words tossed out there about the gender politics within Game of Thrones, this article is about something very different. I’m talking about the divergence of gender representation in fantasy versus “real world” television for today. For an example of modern “realistic” television, I’m looking at HBO’s new NYC comedy, Girls.

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Dan Rad interviews Helena Bonham Carter

The always fabulous Dan Radcliffe interviewed the equally fabulous Helena Bonham Carter for the May issue of Interview magazine.
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MY SON, BILLY, WOULD ASK, ‘DO YOU HAVE TO BE THE WITCH OR THE QUEEN TOMORROW?’ I THOUGHT, WELL, THAT’S PRETTY MUCH MY LIFE.
—HELENA BONHAM CARTER

In A Room with a View (1985), 19-year-old Helena Bonham Carter gave an indelible performance as Lucy Honeychurch, E.M. Forrester's pensive heroine who chooses between love and propriety in Edwardian England. So perfectly did the striking young actress-with her wide eyes, dark tresses, and milky skin-bring to life such literary characters as Lucy (not to mention tragic teenagers Lady Jane Grey and Ophelia) that she quickly became the archetypal period-drama protagonist. But by the late '90s, Bonham Carter began to play against type, taking on roles considerably quirkier and edgier than the rose-lipped maidens of her more conventionally corseted phase. The more damaged the character, the more challenging the conditions, the better-at least that's what Bonham Carter seemed to have been saying by going on to take on the role of a paraplegic in 1998's The Theory of Flight, opposite then-boyfriend Kenneth Branagh. The following year, she played the spiky-haired, chain-smoking love interest to Brad Pitt/Edward Norton's Tyler Durden in David Fincher's Fight Club (1999). For that role, the London-born actress demonstrated her willingness to get dark and a little maniacal. That she is also not afraid to make herself look grotesque or even ridiculous is part of her charm. Think of the set of gnarly false teeth she sported as the evil Bellatrix Lestrange in three Harry Potter movies. Or her willingness to transform herself into a primate, as she did for Planet of the Apes (2001), a film which, though perhaps not itself a critical high-water mark in her career, signaled the beginning of her ongoing personal and professional relationship with its director, Tim Burton. In Bonham Carter, Burton found the perfect muse for slyly macabre fantasy fiction. Over the past decade they have made seven films together-and more than a few of the Bonham Carter's characters in those movies have been touched by madness. In fact, some of them have been downright scary, such as the Demon Barber of Fleet Street's meat pie-baking accomplice Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd (2007), and the tyrannical Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland (2010).

Evilness aside, the witchy voluptuousness of some of Bonham Carter's on-screen characters is not dissimilar from her infamously whimsical off-screen style. Her fondness for dressing in eccentric, multilayered ensembles has for years landed her on both best- and worst-dressed lists. As a nominee for best actress at the 2011 Golden Globes for her work in The King's Speech, Bonham Carter walked the red carpet wearing a low-cut Vivienne Westwood number in tulle-covered floral accessorized with different shoes: one red and the other green. Predictably, this kind of irreverent move had its share of detractors, but it was precisely its devil-may-care zaniness that inspired Marc Jacobs to ask her to be the face of his Fall 2011 ad campaign.

Bonham Carter's latest collaboration with Burton is the new film Dark Shadows. Due out this month, it is based on the late 1960s Gothic soap opera of the same name, and tells the story of a 200-year-old vampire (played by another Burton regular, Johnny Depp) who returns home to descendents so deeply troubled that they have invited a psychiatrist with a drinking problem (Bonham Carter) to live with them.

Whether she's playing an English rose or a sadomasochistic witch, Bonham Carter has never ceased to be interesting-as her Harry Potter costar, Daniel Radcliffe, well knows. Radcliffe visited with the 45-year-old Bonham Carter at one of the two homes she shares with Burton and their two children in London.

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'Dark Shadows' Star Eva Green on Her '300: Battle of Artemisia' Character: 'She's Like a Man'




Since making her debut in Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers, Eva Green has played a lot of formidable female characters. From Kingdom of Heaven to Casino Royale to The Golden Compass to her latest film, Dark Shadows, she’s portrayed women who are more than a match for their male counterparts. And in 300: Battle of Artemisia, the follow-up to Zack Snyder’s 2006 blockbuster 300, she continues this streak, playing Artemisia, a character who’s the equal to her co-stars, including on the battlefield.

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Kit Harington Q&A in Cosmo

He Makes Sundays So Sweet (lol wtf)

Kit Harington, aka the irresistible loner Jon Snow on HBO’sGame of Thrones reveals his top dating deal breakers and the number one thing men crave in a relationship

Q: Your character,Jon Snow, took a vow of celibacy and he also has to survive in extreme cold. What do you think would be harder, not having sex or dealing with those brutal temperatures? (Cosmo asks the tough questions y'all)

A: Celibacy. You can deal with cold but denying basic male instinct  is harder

Q: So you couldn’t do it?

A: No Way

Q:You’re pretty good with a sword on the show. Do you ever use that to impress women?

A: I don’t think I’d be particularly impressive with it in real life. If I’m into a woman,I’ll play the mysterious card. I think its about not making it out to appear that you’re interested so you leave her guessing. Whether it works is another matter.

Q: So if she texts you, do you not respond right away?

A: I don’t text. I hate it. I always call.

Q: You might be the last guy on the face of the Earth who will actually do that

A: I just don’t like texting. Things can be interpreted so many ways. I’ll call you if you text me. Plus I like hearing your voice.

Q: What do most men crave most in a relationship?


A: Men don’t always have someone to share their emotions with. Being able to do that behind closed doors is what men want to be in a relationship for.

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Two New Images from Pixar’s BRAVE




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Disney-Pixar has released two new images from Brave.  While the trailers have played up heroine Merida’s prowess with a bow, these images show she’s got nothing against swinging a sword.  Also, if you’ve been wondering the significance of the bear in this image, keep in mind that the original title for Brave was The Bear and the Bow.  I don’t know how the bear factors into the plot (the trailers haven’t given it away), but I look forward to finding out.



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The film features the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, and Julie WaltersBrave opens in 3D on June 22nd.


Images via PixarBlog.de via Upcoming Pixar.

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6 Ways Iron Man Is Objectively Better Than Batman

The Dark Knight Rises and Iron Man With Some Other Losers (aka The Avengers) prove that, despite everything they claim, the Internet loves sequels and the 1 percent. And I can't disagree with them. I've loved Batman since I was old enough to read and understand what car batteries were.


To this day, I consider "driving" them sort of a waste.


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Sade Steps Back Into Spotlight With 'Bring Me Home'

After nearly three decades of making music, Sade Adu still has a hard time letting fans in, preferring to limit her press ops and take decade-long stretches between new album releases. But the British-Nigerian singer and her band are inching back towards the spotlight with the May 22nd DVD/CD and Blu-ray release of Bring Me Home - Live 2011, which chronicles their mega-successful Sade Live tour. The 54-date trek touched down in Europe, America, Australia and Asia and celebrated Sade's platinum-certified 2010 LP, Soldier of Love.

Despite the tour's success, Sade's frontwoman approached the idea of a live LP and behind-the-scenes documentary with typical temerity. "Initially I didn't want to do it, because I had this feeling that it was a great moment and I was afraid we couldn't convey the atmosphere and the feeling of the whole tour," says Adu. "There's always that fear and trepidation. But you have no choice but to go on because you're in it."

Directed by Sophie Muller, who also designed and produced the tour, the 20-minute documentary compiles rare footage of Sade behind-the-scenes that chips at the notoriously elusive singer's shellacked persona. In one scene, she harmonizes "Amazing Grace" with her backup singers; in another, she gazes pensively into a mirror during a rare moment of open reflection.

For Adu, returning to the stage after a 10-year hiatus was admittedly daunting. She rebuffs her celebrity but says that collaborating with Muller gave her the confidence to perform like a "gladiator." Explains the 53-year-old singer, "I'm tough. I'm a Nigerian. I'm into the moment and I put my entire self into that. I suppose I am reluctant to share my life. My life is in the songs, and I've already done that. I don't think our fans have those expectations from me."

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to star in 'Little Shop of Horrors' remake?



Joseph Gordon-Levitt is developing with an eye to star in Warner Bros.’ remake of Little Shop of Horrors.

Marc Platt, the producer behind Broadway’s Wicked and such films as Wanted and Legally Blonde, is producing the redo, to which Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the playwright behind the Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, is coming on board to write the script. There is no director set.

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Beyonce To Receive Writer's Award From New York Association of Black Journalists



Known racking up various accolades throughout her career, Beyonce Knowles can now add a writing award to her shelf of 16 Grammys.

According to the New York Daily News, the “Love On Top” singer is set to win an award from the New York Association of Black Journalists on May 15 for her July 2011 Essence magazine cover story chronicling her 2010 vacation. The nine-month hiatus marked a spiritual and creative rebirth for the singer.

"I had talked about taking a vacation before, but always ended up in the studio after two weeks, so no one believed me,” she wrote in the issue. “This time, though, I was serious. I was going to give myself a year to do the things I never get to do. Simple things like play with my nephew, pick him up from school, visit museums, go to concerts, see some Broadway shows, learn to cook a meal and spend time with my husband.”

“Yes, I needed some relaxation, but I wanted inspiration too, from regular everyday things,” she continued. “They did not have to be over-the-top productions. I was looking for tiny moments that would speak to my heart and make me smile..."

The feature garnered attention from industry insiders including Essence entertainment director, Cori Murray, who told the Daily News that Knowles is “a real writer. We had to edit her, but everyone gets edited except Toni Morrison."

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It's Christmas on Person of Interest! (i.e. Batman Jesus’ Birthday)

Finch tries to protect Reese from their latest PoI mission, on “Person of Interest,” Thursday, May 3

“Many Happy Returns” – It’s Reese’s birthday, and Finch gifts him with a day off – especially when he realizes that The Machine’s latest number is sure to revive painful memories, on PERSON OF INTEREST, Thursday, May 3 (9:00 – 10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.



First Look: Person of Interest Reunites Old Lovers


Count of Monte Cristo reunion! They still look great together :’)

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