May 5th, 2012


Nicki Minaj is mad Rihanna broke her vevo record

Oh and the first look at her Pepsi ad

Nicki Minaj gets it poppin’ for Pepsi in her brand new commercial for the soft drink maker. In the first official image from the campaign, the platinum Barbie holds a can of Pepsi while posing as a space cadet.

The commercial entitled “Now in the Moment” features a newly remixed version of Minaj’s hit single “Moment 4 Life” and will debut Monday, May 7 as part of Pepsi’s “Live for Now” global campaign. She filmed the spot in Argentina earlier this year.

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Plus-Size Model Mia Amber Davis' Widower Files Suit

The widower of plus-size model Mia Amber Davis, known for her cameo in the movie Road Trip, her work with Ashley Stewart as the face of Jill Scott's Butterfly Bra and her role as creative editor-at-large for Plus Model magazine, has filed a suit against her doctors, TMZ reports.

Davis, who died last year of pulmonary embolism at the age of 36, was too obese to be prescribed birth control pills, he alleges.

TMZ reports:

Mia passed away back in May 2011 as a result of a pulmonary embolism ... one day after undergoing knee surgery.

But in his lawsuit, Mia's widower claims ... in the months before the surgery, Mia's OBGYN prescribed her birth control pills such as Balziva and Zenchent ... "drugs that greatly increase one's risk for a pulmonary embolism, especially when combined with [Mia's] other risk factors."

Mia's widower lists "obesity" as one of Mia's significant risk factors.

Mia's widower claims his wife's doctor SHOULD HAVE suggested condoms or other methods of birth control as an alternative ... because the drugs "greatly increased her risk for a pulmonary embolism and ultimately caused her death."

To make matters worse, Mia's widower claims Mia went to a family practitioner on April 18 to complain about knee pain. The doc allegedly cleared Mia for knee surgery ... despite a number of risk factors, including obesity, hyperlipidemia and the fact she was on Zenchent.

Mia's widower claims the doc "should have advised [Mia] to eliminate some of her other risk factors prior to clearing her for the surgery."

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In 'moaning pot calling kettle black' news...

Bob Geldof Dislikes Grandson's Name

Bob Geldof has pleaded with his daughter Peaches to change her newborn son's name, because he fears his first grandchild will get bullied at school.

The socialite gave birth to a son by fiance Tom Cohen earlier this month (Apr12), and decided to give the tot the unusual name, Astala.

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Whatevs, Sir Bob. I'm sure she cares


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Dr Drew: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Depicts an Abusive Relationship

Dr. Drew discusses 'Fifty Shades of Grey' with a panel of fans.  Drew pretty much thinks it's a terribly written book that romanticizes an abusive relationship -- a relationship that involves psychological grooming and mind control of a very naive victim.

The fans, on the other hand, argue that Christian Grey (the dom), is a great lover, teacher, and it's a sweet love story.

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'Avengers' Amazes with $80.5 Million

It didn't break the opening day record, but The Avengers still got off to one of the best starts ever on Friday. The movie earned $80.5 million, which is the second-highest opening day ever behind last Summer's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($91.1 million). More impressively, when you take midnight grosses out The Avengers scored $61.8 million during the day on Friday, which obliterates Spider-Man 3's previous record of $49.8 million.

Since midnight grosses were only a small part of The Avengers' tally on Friday, it's unlikely that demand is even close to satisfied at this point. Using past summer kick-off comic book movies as a comparison, The Avengers has a legitimate shot at reaching $200 million this weekend. Even if it doesn't get quite that high, it is practically a mathematical certainty that The Avengers winds up setting a new opening weekend record ahead of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2's $169.2 million.

The Avengers accounted for over 80 percent of ticket sales on Friday, but there were other movies in the market as well. Think Like a Man fell 51 percent to an estimated $2.68 million, which was good for second place. The movie has now earned $67.7 million through 15 days in theaters.

The Lucky One dropped 60 percent to $1.95 million, and has so far grossed $44.4 million. The Avengers took 778 of The Hunger Games's theaters, and so the blockbuster was off 46 percent to $1.62 million. Still, it's now made $376.6 million, and will pass $380 million by the end of the weekend.

Last weekend's new releases all suffered mightily against The Avengers. The Five-Year Engagement dropped 51 percent to an estimated $1.7 million, and ranked fourth above The Hunger Games. The Pirates! Band of Misfits plummeted 52 percent to $1.32 million, which is a very steep drop for an animated movie. The Raven and Safe fell 67 percent and 69 percent to $844,000 and $825,000, respectively.

While The Avengers was the only new nationwide release, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel earned a very solid $197,000 from 27 locations. That translates to a per-theater average of $7,296, and the comedy should net well over $500,000 by the end of the weekend.

i saw it yesterday and imho it's the best superhero movie to date. i know scarlett isn't liked as the black widow, but i really liked her. Also does anyone know where to get an animated Avenger icon?

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Watch: Damon Albarn Perform on "Later With Jools Holland" twice this week

Plus two interviews with Albarn

May 1

Albarn performed "Apple Carts" from Dr Dee, his opera about John Dee, sixteenth-century intellectual figure and medical/scientific advisor to Queen Elizabeth I, which is out May 8 in the U.S. and May 7 in the UK through Virgin.

Damon Albarn - "Apple Carts":

Damon Albarn interview:

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St. Vincent fans can watch her performances at the sources.

CBS Threatens ABC. Shut Down 'Big Bro' Rip-Off ... Or Else!

CBS is clashing with ABC over a new reality show -- claiming ABC's newest reality project "Glass House" is a "Big Brother" rip-off ... and if ABC doesn't pull the plug on it stat, CBS will sue.

Lawyers for CBS fired off a cease and desist letter to ABC on Friday, claiming "Glass House" -- about contestants living in a house, filmed round-the-clock, and voted out by viewers -- is strikingly similar to "Big Brother."

CBS says it's no coincidence either -- claiming 18 former "Big Brother" staffers are now working on the new ABC project.

CBS writes, "In the strongest possible terms, we must admonish ABC and anyone involved in the development or production of `Glass House' that they will be acting at their own peril if they continue to proceed in this manner."

ABC had no comment.


Justin Bieber: "I'm Always Held Back in Interviews"

We're here to discuss his new fragrance, Someday. It's a female scent packaged in a pretty bottle and girls everywhere have been queuing to buy it. So far, so celebrity. But here's the difference: $2 from every 100ml bottle sold in Australia goes to the Make-A-Wish Foundation (the scent's distributor, Escentials Brands, has also donated $50,000 to the organisation), with the remaining net profits going to one of the 20 international charities Bieber is associated with.

"I'm so blessed to be in this position," he says. "With everything I do, I try to give back."

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Linda Evangelista Settles Child-Support Case

With Linda Evangelista about to the take the stand Monday for the second day, lawyers reached a settlement in the nasty child-support case between the supermodel and French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault, who's now married to Salma Hayek.

The terms of the surprise deal were not immediately known, according to the New York Post, which first reported the settlement. Outside the courthouse Monday, Francois-Henri Pinault's lawyer, David Aronson told reporters, "Everybody's glad for the sake and the benefit of the child that it's done."

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Lara Pulver Talks Season Two of SHERLOCK, Making Her American TV Debut on TRUE BLOOD, and More


The second season of the fantastically witty and fabulously acted series Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson, returns to PBS on May 6th with three more 90-minute installments – “A Scandal in Belgravia,” “The Hounds of Baskerville” and “The Reichenbach Fall.” Set in 21st-century London, the updated duo battle the worst that modern criminality has to offer, including the unassuming mastermind of evil, James Moriarity (Andrew Scott), who wants to rule the world. [Uh, he does??]

During this exclusive interview with Collider, actress Lara Pulver (who plays dominatrix Irene Adler) talked about how she came to be a part of the show, what attracted her to the role, the research she did to play a dominatrix, how anxious she was to be something of a love interest for Sherlock Holmes, filming the scene in which she is completely naked, working with her brilliantly talented co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, and how she would love to return for another episode, if they find something great for the character to do.  She also talked about her brief time on Season 4 of the HBO vampire series True Blood, what attracts her to specific projects, and how she would love to do a Broadway musical someday.  Check out what she had to say after the jump:

Collider: How did you come to be a part of Sherlock?  Did they come to you about the role, or did you pursue it?

LARA PULVER:  It came about while I was doing a TV show back in the UK, called Spooks.  I had just wrapped on it and they gave me the script for Sherlock, to have a little read on the plane.  I was reading it on the plane, and I literally wanted to turn the plane back around.  On the page, it was such a good script.  So, I arrived back in L.A. and put myself down on tape, reading the scenes, sent them over and they responded.  A few days later, I flew back to London to meet the producer and read with Benedict [Cumberbatch].  I got the job the next day, and started rehearsals a few days later.

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Sherlock II airs on PBS on May 6th, 13th and 20th.

+5 for not being a shipper! I wonder if has seen the 'fiction' as well? I can just imagine them all sharing links to the most cray cray ones xD Sorry of all the mistakes mods D:


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Catching Fire, indeed: Racist Hunger Games Fans Respond to possible Finnick Odair casting.

I'm not sure if he's signed the papers just yet, but Jesse Williams being cast as Finnick Odair in the next Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire, is bringing out all the KKK chirren.

Central casting has taken wallops from both sides over their various ethnic interpretations of characters from Suzanne Collins' YA dystopian trilogy as they're being converted to the big screen (note: very, very successfully). To be fair, this is complicated particularly because the futuristic setting suggests that the general population is mixed-race; many characters are described as having "dusky" or "olive" skin, and we've even published a comprehensive character-by-character racial breakdown to clear up the confusion.

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I cannot(but really can) believe the lengths people are willing to go to in showing how much of a fucking asshole they really are. Goodness. Was it like this for HP and Twilight?


ONTD Original: Some funny women we no particular order.

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We love her because: she inspires us with her openness about her breast cancer, mastectomy, she is an out and proud lesbian, the fro, white house correspondence dinnner hosting...there is very little not to love about her.Collapse )The lack of certain minority ethnic groups speaks to the their absence from our screens and is not an intentional slight on my part. And be kind to my commentary, I know it is try hard, but I didn't want to only post videos.

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Drake is working his rap magic on former supermodel Tyra Banks! Drake and Tyra Banks were spotted at Disneyland hanging out and flirting with each other while bouncing between rollercoasters and kiddie rides.

Without much success, the 25-year-old Take Care rapper and the 38-year-old America's Next Top Model creator tried to keep their cute date on the down low with disguises and hats.

Drake even went as far as to put a fake mustache on while riding the rollercoaster with Tyra. Too bad it didn't work.


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Marina And The Diamonds 'Not A Fan' Of One Direction
But she loves Selena Gomez

Marina and the Diamonds has admitted that she is not a One Direction fan, saying she doesn't "get" the phenomenon.

The 'Primadonna' singer is due to chart at No. 1 on the UK Album Chart this weekend, though it is only a narrow 3,500 copies ahead of Lana Del Rey's Born To Die in today's midweeks.

Asked if she is a fan of the 'What Makes You Beautiful' boyband by Digital Spy, she responded: "I'm afraid not! I live in a weird bubble where some stuff just doesn't touch me at all, even though they're massive.

"I just don't get it. Maybe I have a cold, black heart or something. It might be that I don't like major chords in songs - I like menacing minor chords. I love Selena Gomez - she's got loads of them."

This week Marina announced that 'Power And Control' will be her next single, due in July.


w/e marina, electra heart is still flawless and ilu but i'm praying for your flawed taste.
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Is Mark Ruffalo Ready to Hulk Out for Hollywood?

Mark Ruffalo was considered an unlikely addition to Marvel's megatentpole The Avengers (which opens next Friday), but given the arc of his career, maybe his new role is oddly fitting: In the world of independent film, Ruffalo's the Hulk; but when it comes to big studios, he's still just Bruce Banner. Can The Avengers change that perception? Certainly, it'll add a gigantic blockbuster to the ledger of this indie film stalwart, but what will Ruffalo do with all that new star power? And does the 44-year-old actor, already so well liked in Hollywood, have any actual designs on megamovie stardom? To forecast his future, we polled industry insiders to ask one simple question: If Mark Ruffalo were a stock, would you buy, sell, or hold?

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Digested read: Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James

The Guardian/John Crace/29 April 2012

Who could resist a thrashing from such a gorgeous and enigmatic man? Not my inner goddess, that's for sure

My inner goddess melts as he forces his tongue inside me. I have never been this wet before, etc. He bends me over his knee and slaps me hard. It feels wrong, but somehow very right. His enormous penis, etc. Juddering orgasms, etc.

"Sleep with me, Sir," I beg, as I try to draw his handsome body closer to mine.

"I can't. I had a deeply disturbed childhood and S&M relationships are the only ones I can sustain."

"Tell me about your commitment problems."

"They are too disturbing. You will find I am 50 Shades of Grey. Yet I find myself strangely drawn to your virginal, 20-year-old body in a way that I have never previously experienced."

My subconscious tells me I should run away from this control freak right now, but my inner goddess is telling me to stay.

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Dave Gahan: Depeche Mode Plan 'To Be Touring Next Year'

Depeche Mode's Martin Gore and Dave Gahan have been busy lately — the former with his VCMG project and the latter with his turn as vocalist for English production duo Soulsavers, whose The Light the Dead See, is out May 21 — but both musicians know fans aren't going to let them off the hook for more DM material. "We've probably got 20 songs demoed," Gahan told SPIN about the work done so far on a new, as-yet-untitled Depeche Mode album. "Some of the songs are in really good shape, some need some work, but we're definitely on track."

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The World Before Her wins at Hot Docs

The World Before Her, the film by Nisha Pahuja that explores deep divisions in Indian culture, has been named best Canadian feature at the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto.

The World Before Her contrasts the wide-eyed ambitions of 20 hand-picked contestants determined to win the title of Miss India with the behind-the-scenes reality inside Hindu fundamentalist camps for young girls, run by the women's wing of a militant movement. It won the $10,000 top prize at Hot Docs Friday.

A jury hailed the film as a “brave and provocative exploration of the roles of women at its two extremes in contemporary Indian society.”

Toronto-based Pahuja won the top documentary film award two weeks ago at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Pahuja, whose previous credits include TV doc Diamond Road, said it took two years for her to gain access to the Hindu fundamentalist camp to make her film and that she often had to renegotiate access with both the camp and the pageant after organizers became nervous.

“To me it reveals one of the key divisions in the country. India is at a kind of precipice — it's kind of deciding whether it's going to become modern and secular — it is secular but not quite — or whether it is going to back to tradition and have religion play a key role in politics,” she told CBC News. “I was looking at the way women were being used to create these two ideas of Indian identity.”

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TBS may pick up Cougar Town if ABC cancels it

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Cougar Town is reportedly eyeing a fallback plan in the event ABC does the wrong thing and cancels it.

According to our sister site, TBS has been in preliminary talks with ABC Studios about picking up the wine-soaked comedy for a fourth season should ABC put a cork in it.

A rep for TBS’ parent, Turner Entertainment Networks, would neither confirm nor deny the buzz, saying only, “Should the show become available, TEN looks at all opportunities presented to us that fit our brand.”


Kris Humphries Wants Kim To Fess Up (In Court) About Their Sham Marriage

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He's looking forward for Kim Kardashian to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Kim's lawyer, Laura Wasser, accused Kris Humphries of attempting to prolong the proceedings to dissolve their marriage for publicity's sake during a brief hearing yesterday morning.

But the NBA player is not intimidated, according to Radar Online, and he is pressing for a divorce trial rather than an out-of-court settlement in order to get the truth out.

'The only way that this case won't go to trial is if Kim publicly apologizes to Kris and admits that she only married him for television ratings,' revealed a source close to Humphries.

'Kris just wants the truth to come out and Kim is just absolutely livid that she isn't getting her own way. Kris wants Kim to answer questions about their relationship, under oath.'

The source continued, 'Kris is ready for a fight and he has said that Kim should "bring it on." Kris won't be silenced and he isn't after her money, he doesn't want one dime from her.


Bitter, naive. Move on, Minnesota.

Julie Benz gets married!

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Former Dexter actress Julie Benz is officially off the market!

The 40-year-old actress -- who most recently appeared on TV's A Gifted Man -- swapped vows with her marketing executive beau of four years, Rich Orosco, on Saturday, Us Weekly can confirm.

This is Benz's second trip down the aisle. She was married to actor John Kassir from 1998-2007.

Congratulations to them! I just recently watched Roswell for the first time, and I was surprised to see her pop up!
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SNL Post: Eli Manning

Feed Links:
(Links die often, sorry if these don't work.)

Quick Caps:

Here is the rundown for the season so far.
Week number, Host, +SkitsWithHader -SkitsWithoutHader

Week 1, Alec Baldwin: +4 -6
Week 2, Melissa McCarthy: +5 -6
Week 3, Ben Stiller: +4 -8
Week 4, Anna Faris +6 -5
Week 5: Charlie Day +7 -3
Week 6: Emma Stone +5 -5
Week 7: Jason Segel +4 -8
Week 8: Steve Buscemi +5 -6
Week 9: Katy Perry +6 -5
Week 10: Jimmy Fallon +5 -6
Week 11: Charles Barkley +6 -7
Week 12: Daniel Radcliffe +9 -7
Week 13: Channing Tatum +4 -7
Week 14: Zooey Deschanel +4 -10 *Note: He was not there.
Week 15: Maya Rudolph +5 -5
Week 16: Lindsay Lohan +8 -6
Week 17: Jonah Hill +4 -5
Week 19: Sofia Vergara +5 -6
Week 20: Josh Brolin +4 -7
Week 21: Eli Manning +6 -4

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Community Is Still a Touchy Subject With Chevy Chase.

By Angelina Fanous

Last time we heard from Chevy Chase on the subject of Community, it was via two angry voice mails left for show creator Dan Harmon that were leaked last month, in which Chase complained that he was not allowed to be funny on what he declared "a mediocre fucking sitcom" that "ain't funny to me." Harmon quasi-apologized to Chase (but mostly to the show's fans) in a subsequent blog post. Since then, all has been quiet and everything certainly seemed fine among everyone's alter egos in the scripted world of Greendale. We caught up with Chase last night at the opening night of the Columbia University Film Festival, held at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, and asked him about the show. Turns out it's not all water under the bridge — but as we learned, please don't use a cliché like that around him. Here's what Chase had to say:
Will Pierce take his "suspension" or will he give going back to school another shot?
I have no idea. I don't even know if we'll be picked up.
How do you think the fans of Community would react if Pierce suddenly graduated and completely left?
I don't want to talk about that. Why would I? We don't know if the show has been picked up. Even if it had been picked up, I haven't made a deal. I have to go through all that stuff before I can give you my opinion on the character. It's not easy to answer that, because I haven't made my deal yet.
How would you change things on the show?
I'd make it funnier.
How would you make it funnier?
With my brand of humor. I'm not crazy about that character and I'm getting tired of playing him. 
What don't you like about him?
I just don't think the writing of that character reflects what I do comedically, and I love the people I work with. They're all good kids, and they all do very well in their parts. But I don't think anyone has a sense of what to do with me, so I got to play some gray-haired, biased, bigoted guy. I've been too funny in my life to have to play a character who's ... moderately funny.
Has the controversy around the show increased its chances of getting renewed?
There is no controversy. I don't know what people have been told, but it's over. I spoke to the producer [Dan Harmon]. That's long gone.
When was the last time you spoke to him?
I'm not going to tell you when was the last time I spoke to him, but like I said, that's long gone. I don't remember.
Would you say "time heals all wounds"?
I wouldn't answer such a cliché.


What a dick. Community would be better off without him anyway imo.

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Brandi Glanville Returning for Season Three

Don't worry, catfight lovers, Brandi Glanville's not going anywhere.

As we anxiously wait for another season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills—and mourn the departure of Camille Grammer—we learn that at least one feisty blonde will remain on the reality series, despite rumors that she was dropped.

Contrary to reports she was being sacked because her kids can't appear on the show, Glanville's always-entertaining presence on Real Housewives isn't being cut down.

"She's a full-time Housewife," a RHOBH source tells E! News. "Bravo is fully supportive of Brandi and understands that Eddie [Cibrian] won't let her kids be shot for the show. It has zero impact on her involvement with the show."

Brandi also confirms that these rumors are false by tweeting, "Dear @radar_online u have no idea what ur talking about ur story is ALL wrong! As usual."

"Funny no one really knew or knows my work status and after on talk woith my ex husband its splattered all over the internet #leakmuch?" she wrote.

E! Online