May 7th, 2012

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Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz speaks about the passing of Adam "MCA" Yauch


as you can imagine, shit is just fkd up right now. but i wanna say thank you to all our friends and family (which are kinda one in the same) for all the love and support. i’m glad to know that all the love that Yauch has put out into the world is coming right back at him.
thank you.

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Game of Thrones: Rose Leslie on getting cast and her characters future...




If you haven’t read George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and prefer to go into the HBO series Game of Thrones completely fresh, you may want to turn away now. We won’t be posting any spoilers for tonight’s new episode but we will be giving some information on a brand new character played by actress Rose Leslie. Read on for how the actress landed the role of Ygritte and what her favorite part of playing her is.

Leslie hasn’t done much press since it was announced she would take on the role of the wildling Ygritte, but she spoke with Access Hollywood who say, “the naturally redheaded Rose said she put great care into bringing the wildling spitfire to life, diving heavily into the novels as her source material, as she worked to capture the wildling woman’s independent and utterly fierce personality.”


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anyone with links for the new episode? I hope there's another post for a discussion.

Michael Arndt in Talks to Re-Write 'Catching Fire'


Catching Fire is catching a new writer.

Michael Arndt, who won an Oscar for his Little Miss Sunshine screenplay and penned Toy Story 3, is in talks with Lionsgate to work on the high-profile sequel to The Hunger Games, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

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You guise I don't know how to feel!  What are your thoughts?  Also, thank you d00ditsemily for showing me the article.  :)



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The Wanted star Jay McGuiness gets kiss from Playboy bunny

ay McGuiness has gone a long way to shaking off that image after achieving every bloke’s dream — pulling a Playboy bunny.

The Wanted singer managed to snog one of the models when the group were invited round to Hugh Hefner’s famous Los Angeles mansion to celebrate bandmate Nathan Sykes’ birthday.


Proud Jay said: “I did actually manage to pull — I kissed a bunny — Katy Perry-style.

“It’s a pretty good story to take back from a trip to America.

“If you’re invited to certain nights then I think it gets more crazy. But when we went it was almost Seventies classy, with hot girls everywhere.”

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Edmund White interviews John Irving in Out Magazine



The novelists Edmund White, 72, and John Irving, 70, might not seem an obvious match, but their decades-long friendship is rooted in a shared interest in challenging America’s puritanical attitudes. In one book after another, these literary lions have explored sexuality and identity in ways that challenge readers to examine their own prejudices.

White’s debut, Forgetting Elena -- a mystery set on an island that thrums with Fire Island’s all-too-familiar rituals -- was published in 1973. But it was his 1982 novel, A Boy’s Own Story, that cemented his place as America’s preeminent chronicler of the gay experience. His latest, Jack Holmes & His Friend, was published in January.

For Irving, international success arrived in 1978 with The World According to Garp, now published as a Modern Library edition, along with three of his other celebrated works -- The Cider House Rules, A Prayer for Owen Meany, and A Widow for One Year. His latest, In One Person, tells the story of a bisexual man attracted to men, women, and transgender women. Here, the two men discuss sex, gender, and why breasts separate gay men from straight.

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And the next Katy Perry single is...



Katy Perry is showing her soft side on the latest selection from her forthcoming Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection album, which drops March 26. The mid-tempo track, "Wide Awake," reflects on coming down from the "high" of love.

Slower-paced than her first Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection single, "Part of Me," "Wide Awake" is less about the kiss-off and more about the sadness that settles in after a love affair ends.

Given that Katy recently went through a breakup with her husband, Russell Brand, the lyrics certainly seem relevant to her life. But since "Part of Me" and another Complete Confection track, "Dressin' Up," were recorded long before this re-release, it's hard to tell whether the comedian is actually the intended target.

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Khloe Kardashian Lost ’20 Lbs in 20 Days’



Khloe has been hitting the gym with her hubby & dropped 20 lbs. in the process! Keep reading to find out how she lost the weight. Khloe Kardashian is determined to help husband Lamar Odom get back in the NBA! In addition to being his cheerleader, the 27-year-old reality starlet has also become his workout buddy.
“My husband is working out four to six hours a day right now, so I work out with him,” Khloe tells Life & Style. “We’ll do outside workouts and inside workouts. We’re always switching it up, so it’s fun.”
Khloe may have started exercising to support her husband’s career, but the brunette beauty has also been reaping the benefits. Nutritional expert Elena Michaels estimates Khloe has already lost 20 lbs. in 20 days! “She looks like she’s now 155 pounds,” Elana says. “You can see it in her cheekbones and jawline, and her legs are much slimmer.”
As we reported earlier, Khloe has openly struggled with her weight and body image for years, and mom Kris Jenner has only made her feel more insecure.
“She’ll say, ‘Oh, you’re a little too fat right now,’” Khloe revealed.


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Enormous Shelter Cat "Meow" Dies



Meow, the fat cat whose 39-pound girth helped raise awareness about obesity in pets, has died of lung failure.

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society announced Meow's death in a Facebook post, saying the two-year-old cat passed away Saturday afternoon after suffering respiratory distress and then pulmonary failure.

The orange and white tabby was brought into the shelter when its 87-year-old owner could no longer care for him.

The shelter put the obese cat on a diet in hopes he could lose enough weight to be adopted.

He was in the care of a foster home at the time of his death.

"Meow had been doing so well in his foster home; walking up stairs and seeking affection; that it is so very hard to believe he is gone," the shelter said in its Facebook statement.

"We will forever be grateful for the attention Meow's size brought to pet obesity and to animal shelters across the country."

His feline weight roughly translated into a human weight of more than 600 pounds.

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aww this made me so sad cuz it reminded me of when my cat Mickey died suddenly and now im all sad again.
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New Passion Pit single

Passion Pit's 'Take a Walk' released as first single from album 'Gossamer'



Passion Pit's return is marked with their own "immigrant song."

The energetic first single "Take a Walk" from new album "Gossamer" is memorable in its jangly, repetitive chorus, but it's more marked after repeat listens for its lyrics. Michael Angelakos reports in on the recession in America, singing from the perspective of a foreigner who has moved to the U.S., tried to make a living for himself, and then a wife, and then a whole family. It addresses what happens when bad investments tank his pensions. It's actually pretty sad.
But there's contrast to the instrumental arrangement on the track, with those penchant, lyrical synths, plus a crop of live guitar and drums. It's more like a march, or a weird midnight celebration.

“On 'Gossamer' there is more of a dichotomy between the lyrics and the music. You hear my lyrics more precisely which is something I was ready for," Angelakos said in a statement of the 12-track album. "The lyrics on this album have a lot to say about what the last two years of my life have been troubled with."

"Gossamer" will be out on July 25 via Columbia and is the follow-up to 2009's "Manners"; this album, like their last, is produced by Chris Zane.

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The backstory behind the after-credits scene in 'The Avengers'

Now that The Avengers is in theaters and moviegoers are discovering the secret new scene the cast shot just three weeks ago, it’s time for EW to tell you what we know.

While EW confirmed that, yes, a new scene was being created, we didn’t share everything we knew because, well, … who wants to hear the punchline to a joke before the setup? Now that the movie has opened, and people are discovering the scene for themselves, we can exclusively reveal its backstory. Read on, but only if you’ve already sat through The Avengers until the end of the credits (or if you’re a joyless, spoiler-craving churl.)


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What will Lady Gaga look like when she visits 'The Simpsons'?



And there’s your fashionable answer. It appears that the already-animated pop star will lose little in translation to cartoon, sporting a seafoam-and-white punky dress accented with a tiara and platform shoes. Behold the cool-as-ice queen!

In the episode, Lady Gaga (playing herself) stops her Gaga Express train in the depressed town of Springfield and tries to boost the spirits of Lisa, who has become a complete social outcast. Using the power of positive thinking and song, can Gaga teach Lisa – and everyone in Springfield — that individuality beats conformity? We must believe so!

By the way, there will be plenty more Gaga to gawk at: This is only one of 18 outfits that she’ll wear in the episode, which airs May 20 on Fox.

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The losses at Oprah Winfrey’s stumbling cable channel are approaching a staggering $330 million, according to a report over the weekend.
And now industry insiders are predicting the Oprah Winfrey Network will not be able to survive another year if it does not find a hit show and make a dramatic turnaround.
Discovery, which partnered 50-50 with Winfrey to launch the network and has been underwriting its costs, has invested nearly $600 million in it since 2008, according to an extensive report in Businessweek magazine.
But since it started on the air in January 2011, “OWN may have lost as much as $330 million,” the magazine reports.

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Dark Shadows Premiere Live Stream, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer Red Carpet Online

Live streaming from Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in LA for the world movie premiere of Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer live on the red carpet.

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PRLog (Press Release) - May 07, 2012 -
Dark Shadows is a gothic dramedy film based on the 1966–1971 gothic soap opera of the same name, which premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Monday 7 May 2012.

This live stream will be at the premiere as the stars arrive on the red carpet:


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Michelle Pfeiffer Greets Fans and Signs Autographs Today Outside SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills:



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The New Icona Pop Song is Flawless!!!!!



Swedish pop duo Icona Pop have today released the video for their really quite amazing new single (that they’ve made together with Patrik Berger and Style Of Eye), ‘I Love It’.

It sounds like a slight cross between Robyn (hello there, Patrik Berger) and that fabulous and underrated Brit duo from the early/mid 90′s – Shampoo. We love Robyn, we love Shampoo, and we bloody well love ‘I Love It’ by Icona Pop! The vocals and production are in-you-face without being annoying, shouty without being lame, and attitude laden without being wanky. Why, it’s the most triumphant outcry of “I love it” in a pop song, since Lolly herself burst onto the scene with ‘Viva La Radio’!

The video is underground nightlife, fashion student fashion and handycam freedom. On a budget.

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i'm so addicted to this song rn, it should def. be a hit
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Celebrity Apprentice: Double Elimination







Summary: The celebrities must create a print ad campaign for the "Chi Touch" digital touchscreen hair dryer. John Rich & Marlee Matlin then grill the contestants to help decide the Final Two.

Celebrities & their Charities:

Former American Idol Clay Aiken, The National Inclusion Project
Actor/TV personality Arsenio Hall, Magic Johnson Foundation
Singer/actress/model Aubrey O'Day, Gay, Lesbian & Straight Edu. Network
Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice, The NephCure Foundation
Comedian Lisa Lampanelli, Gay Men’s Health Crisis

Magician/TV personality Penn Jillette, Opportunity Village
Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza, Latino Commission on AIDS
American Chopper’s Paul Teutul Sr., Make-A-Wish Foundation
Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno, Muscular Dystrophy Association
Former Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider, March of Dimes/Bikers for Babies
Singer Debbie Gibson, Children International
Model/actress Cheryl Tiegs, The Farrah Fawcett Foundation
Model/actress Patricia Velasquez, Wayuu Taya Foundation
Retired race car driver Michael Andretti, Racing for Cancer
Talk show host Adam Carolla, Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters
Star Trek’s George Takei, Japanese American National Museum
Actress Tia Carrere, After-School All-Stars
Growing Up Gotti’s Victoria Gotti, Association to Benefit Children

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Scissor Sisters - Let's Have a Kiki



Artists premiering new songs on Spotify: could that become a thing? The Scissor Sisters are leading the way by offering “Let’s Have a Kiki” to users of the streaming service in certain countries, although sadly not the United States. But the song was quickly ripped and is streaming online, giving us a further glimpse of the forthcoming Magic Hour. This has got a harder edge than the euphoric Euro-house of “Only the Horses,” indicating that the new record might take a few surprising twist and turns. And if you’re wondering what a “Kiki” is, let Ana Matronic explain: “A kiki is a party/for calming all your nerves/We’re spilling tea and dishing just desserts when they deserve.”



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I don't like it. I hope Calvin Harris has a lot of influence on this album and it's more 'Only The Horses' than tracks like this.
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"The Client List" is renewed for a second season!

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Lifetime has given the go-ahead on The Client List.

The cable network has picked up the Jennifer Love Hewitt-led drama for a second season, it was announced Monday. The episode order has been upped to 15 episodes for the new season.

“The Client List represents everything we want to be -- fresh, exciting and original with attitude. We love Jennifer and this series, and are equally thrilled that they have connected with our audience, especially as we express our new brand, ‘Your Life. Your Time,' ” said Nancy Dubuc, president and general manager of Lifetime Networks.

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Sacha Baron Cohen Apologizes To Ryan Seacrest Over Oscars Red Carpet Incident



Ryan Seacrest took time off from his busy schedule to visit Saturday Night Live for the first time over the weekend. Ryan sat floor level alongside producer Lorne Michaels as football legend Eli Manning hilariously hosted and our favorite Barbadian, Rihanna, performed “Birthday Cake,” “Talk That Talk,” and “Where Have You Been?”

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Sleigh Bells Announce Summer Tour

By Jenn Pelly on May 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.


Sleigh Bells will continue touring in support of Reign of Terror this summer, with a newly announced July tour of North America. (They're on the road with Red Hot Chili Peppersnow.) The new dates include a stop at Pitchfork Music Festival as well as a show with Hot Chip and James Murphy at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Washington, DC.

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New CocoRosie: "We Are on Fire"

Listen to the first new music from Touch & Go since 2009


By Jenn Pelly on May 7, 2012 at 08:59 a.m.



 CocoRosie: "We Are on Fire" (via SoundCloud)


CocoRosie's new single "We Are on Fire" b/w "Tearz for Animals", is out June 5 via Touch and Go. It marks the iconic DIY label's first offering since going on hiatus in 2009. The single  was produced by Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio. 


CocoRosie also have a string of dates scheduled for California in June:


06-06 San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom 
06-07 Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theatre 
06-08 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up 
06-09 Los Angeles, CA - Luckman Fine Arts Complex

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Ready Player One Casting Speculation Begins


Ready Player One, Still Loading; Casting Speculation Begins


It’s been almost two years since Warner Bros won the screen rights to Ready Player One, the debut science fiction novel by Ernie Cline. But with little information being released about an upcoming film, speculation and debate has run rampant regarding any and all details about the project.

The book follows Wade Watts, a teen in the midst of a treasure hunt for the billion-dollar fortune of a legendary gaming creator. The story takes place in the year 2044, a rather grim and bleak future. Wade, like most others, finds solace in escaping to OASIS, a virtual reality. As the treasure hunt heats up, Wade is forced to battle not only in the virtual world but in the real one as well.

No names have been attached to the project as of yet. In fact, all we know now is that Cline will write the script. Fans of the book have been quick to make their own recommendations — from Jesse Eisenberg and Ellen Page to Robert Downey Jr. and Jeff Bridges — on any number of online media outlets, including the book’s Facebook page. But perhaps the most interesting debate about the film is how it will look. The virtual reality setting offers any number of options particularly when it comes to incorporating technology from both film and video games. The announcement of a director may provide fans with a better idea of what to expect but until then, your guess is as good as mine.

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I know the ONTD Book Club read this one, and I personally really loved it, but how the hell can they make this book into a movie?
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new hollywood feud: brandi glanville makes surrogate slur towards giuliana rancic

Both women have feuded with LeAnn Rimes, and now they’re going after each other.

While commentating on E!’s Fashion Police, Giuliana Rancic, 37, made a dig at Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville, 39. When chatting about Brandi’s ex-husband Eddie Cibrian renewing his vows to wife LeAnn, Giuliana quipped, “I used to totally poo-poo this relationship (Eddie and LeAnn’s), and then I watched his ex-wife on the Real Housewives. She is nuts.”

Brandi wasn’t too happy about the E! host’s dig, writing a rather mean tweet to one of her followers about Giuliana:

“It’s sad cuz I’ve been rooting 4her through her illness. Hopefully her man doesn’t leave her & give her surrogate baby to a bonus mom.”


The message, which the reality star later removed from her Twitter, is referring to news that Giuliana and her husband Bill Rancic are expecting a baby through a surrogate after the host battled cancer this past year and was having trouble getting pregnant herself.

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they are both insufferable IMO but you almost have to love how brandi literally has no boundaries.  almost.

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THE AVENGERS Finishes Weekend On $205M Domestic And $650M Internationally



We're still waiting on the final figures, but it has just been revealed that Marvel's The Avengers grossed far more than expected yesterday, making its total for the weekend even higher than was originally thought. Hit the jump for more.

Box office results aren't exactly exciting news. I mean, it's not like the debut of a new trailer or the reveal of a new piece of casting information. However, it's hard to deny that following the progress of Marvel's The Avengers at the North American box office this weekend has been something of a thrill.With estimates having the film down as making anything from $150 million to $175 million, the Joss Whedon helmed superhero ensemble has exceeded expectations again and again. Following the announcement yesterday that the film would gross a record breaking $200.3M (although that was by no means a guarantee as it could have ended up falling slightly below that number) Deadline reveals that Disney ended up taking as much as $55 million on Sunday. This takes its weekend total to an amazing $205 million and its worldwide cume to somewhere around the $650 million mark. Marvel's The Avengers is now guaranteed to join the $1 billion club, but where on the list of all-time highest grossing films do you think it will end up? Can it beat Avatar?! Sound off with your thoughts in the usual place.

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New Best Coast album streaming on NPR


For all its frothily primitive charm, Best Coast's 2010 debut Crazy for Youisn't exactly ambitious: It's going for, well, frothily primitive charm, captured in deceptively simple sentiments like "When I'm with you, I have fun." Darkness stays mostly confined to the instrumental shading, and in the want-bordering-on-need that seeps into Bethany Cosentino's flat but approachable delivery.

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Oh man this album is so good I've been listening to it all day. My Life and Up All Night are my favs right now. 

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Sherlock Season Two - 3.2 Million American Viewers

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PBS announced today that “Sherlock” has a welcome home in the 21st century — Sunday night’s premiere of MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!’s second season averaged 3.2 million viewers, not including those viewing through station replays, DVRs or online streaming. (Nielsen Fast National data, 2.1 household rating.) The premiere of the second season of the BAFTA Award-winning series more than doubled the average PBS primetime rating (based on metered market averages). New episodes of “Sherlock” debut each Sunday night on MASTERPIECE through May 20.

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Lena Dunham Addresses Criticism Aimed At 'Girls'




Lena Dunham was just 23 years old when her second feature film, Tiny Furniture, won the best narrative feature prize at the South by Southwest Film Festival. The movie's success led to Dunham striking a deal with HBO for a comedy series about a group of 20-something girls navigating New York City.


Girls, which Dunham writes and also stars in, premiered on HBO in April. Critics immediately heaped praise on the comedy for its voice and colorful storylines; The Hollywood Reporter's Tim Goodman called the show "one of the most original, spot-on, no-missed-steps series in recent memory." A New York Magazine cover story called the show revolutionary — and USA Today noted that "Dunham is clearly a talent to be reckoned with."


But not everyone was so enamored. Within hours of Girls' premiere on April 15, a backlash started growing online, with critics charging that the show is narcissistic, lacks racial diversity and showcases whiny, privileged millennials complaining about topics only relevant to whiny, privileged millennials.


On Monday's Fresh Air, Dunham talks about creating the show, as well as her own experiences navigating life in New York City after graduating from college. She also addresses some of the criticisms lobbed at Girls, and details how she came up with the ideas for many of the scenes in the show. Interview highlights are below.


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Shaq earns doctoral degree, is now Dr. O'Neal



Some how or another, between his NBA, movie and rap careers, Shaq found the time to complete multiple degree progams over the past 10-15 years. This past weekend,  he attended his commencement ceremony at Barry University, with his girlfriend Hoopz by his side, and accepted a doctoral degree in Education with emphasis on Organizational Learning and Leadership and Human Resources.  While on stage, he stooped to one knee so that his professor could place a hood around his neck and then he reportedly swept the professor up off his feet like Tarzan in front of the cheering crowd.


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The Voice TORN APART!!! By Adam Levine & Christina Aguilera’s Explosive Brawl




It should have been a happy day on set for the four coaches of The Voice as they geared up for the May 8 finale, but instead an explosive fight blew up between Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine during the May 7 rehearsal, leaving the set reeling, a source close to Christina exclusively tells RadarOnline.com.

“Christina found out that Adam planned to have his finalist, Tony Luca, sing 99 Problems by Jay-Z, in which he'll sing "I've got 99 problems but a bitch ain't one” the source explains. “Adam and Tony wanted to call Christina out as a bitch but make it clear she's not a problem for Tony. It was completely aimed at her. It was Adam’s idea, but Tony absolutely loved it.”

However, the 31-year-old mom flipped out. “Christina thought it was ridiculous. She was highly offended,” the source explained. “It ended up that NBC told Adam to change 'bitch' in the song's lyrics to 'chick.'” But Adam, 33, would not relent, arguing that changing the song completely ruined it and he wouldn’t do that to Tony, the source explained. “He said changing the song would be a death sentence,” the source continued. Adam – furious at Christina – blew up at her during the coaches’ rehearsal for Free Your Mind.

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miley cyrus' new film "LOL" flops, making only $46,500 on opening weekend



We knew the chances for this one were slim, but now that the results are in, it's sort of epic.

Miley Cyrus' film "LOL," made a total of only $46,500 this weekend, Movie City News estimates. That is just a few hundred dollars more than what "Marvel's The Avengers" -- which drew a record-breaking weekend total of more than $200 million -- took in per theater: $46,100, according to MCN.

Sure, it had a much narrower release, appearing in only 105 theaters nationwide, but "LOL" made less per-theater ($440) than any other film in conventional U.S. theaters this weekend, running behind "Wrath of the Titans," which made $640 per theater (and has been out for more than a month).

Cyrus is already on damage control. Today she tweeted:

Thank u so much for everyone who went to see LOL. It is a film I loved making and I am proud of.... That's really all that matters to me. ❤

— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) May 7, 2012

"My guess is Lionsgate had test screenings that were catastrophic," says box office analyst Len Klady of "LOL"'s weak weekend reception, adding that he wasn't aware of any conventional advertising going on. Indeed, the film did not have a premiere event and Cyrus did no interviews with major outlets for "LOL," indicating much-curtailed -- if non existent -- publicity. Moreover, the film was not screened for review, leading one journalist to say, "...for all we know, 'LOL' stands for lack of laughter. Proceed with caution."

"Miley Cyrus has a real image problem," Klady adds. "Basically she's been undone by 'Saturday Night Live'… people don't take her seriously."

Based on a French film, "LOL" was meant to mark Miley Cyrus' transition into more serious acting. Also starring Demi Moore, "LOL" has been given the silent treatment by Lionsgate.

There did seem a last-ditch attempt to get a groundswell of Miley's fans (she has 5.6 million followers on Twitter) to the theaters where it was opening. Stories on mileycyrusworld.org and mileyraycyrus.org -- which literally listed every theater and city in which "LOL" would be screening -- attempted to create hype. From Miley Cyrus World on Friday (the day "LOL" was released in the U.S.):

...we need a lot of people to see the movie when it's released. If more people go to see it, Lionsgate might expand it into more theaters — which is already a possibility so we need all of you fans in those areas to go and see the movie!

Apparently the fans didn't bite.


"It definitely doesn't bode well for Miley Cyrus' career," Phil Contrino, editor of Boxoffice.com, told Yahoo! Movies of "LOL"'s limited release. "This comes as something of a surprise because ' The Last Song' proved that she could be a draw outside of 'Hannah Montana.' After this, she'll have to ditch the family-friendly stuff and go for something a little more edgy if she wants to stay relevant."

Cyrus' transition to film hasn't been smooth. Her starring role in 2010's "The Last Song" was met with poor reviews and moderate box office success grossing just under $63 million domestically (compared to another, more popular, Nicholas Sparks film " The Notebook," which grossed over $81 million domestically after its 2004 release.)

Cyrus' next film is comedy " So Undercover," in theaters June 27th, co-starring Joshua Bowman and Jeremy Piven.

But with no other films on the horizon (as reflected on IMDB.com), Miley could be throwing in the towel -- at least for now -- on her film career. Another indicator of a departure from cinema, Cyrus is currently rumored to be in talks to take over as host of "X-Factor."

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AnnaLynne McCord Ditches Makeup in Latest Twitpic

Every now and then, a Hollywood beauty decides to bare it all — her face, that is.

Now we can add 24-year-old AnnaLynne McCord to that list.



The green-eyed actress posted a twitpic today of her fresh face with the caption, "I woke up this morning and decided I'm over Hollywood's perfection requirement. To all my girls(and boys) who have ever been embarrassed by their skin! I salute you! I'm not perfect - and that's okay with me!"

Amen, sister! And frankly, what she calls not perfect looks pretty gorgeous to us.

Still, it's always nice to get a reminder that Tinseltown's finest are also human, too, don't ya think?

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Is there anyone who can replace Christian Bale as Batman?



It only hit the web on Monday evening, yet the world is still talking about the brilliance of the third and final trailer for Christopher Nolan’s last Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises.

On the evidence of the trailer alone, it seems that Batman Begins and The Dark Knight were both mere foreplay for what will be Nolan’s final and most mindblowing moment in the Batman trilogy. But, what few people are discussing, probably because they’re still so focused on the trailer, is that this will be Christian Bale’s last outing as The Caped Crusader. And given his and Nolan’s successful collaboration over the past few films, making Bale the first billion dollar Batman, it raises the question – is there anyone who can replace Christian Bale as The Dark Knight?

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Community, Parks & Rec and 30 Rock To Receive Shortened Seasons Next Year?



30 Rock is close to being renewed for an abbreviated final season of around 13 episodes according to a report from Deadline.com.

The same report also lists Community and Parks & Recreation as being in talks to receive shortened season orders, although both remain on the bubble. In a special sneak peek of tomorrow's (May 8 ) Renew/Cancel Index "Oddsmakers" edition, we've got Community's chances at 85%-90% renewal and both Bill and I have Parks & Recreation at a 100% lock for renewal.

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NOOOOO I NEED FULL SEASONS OF COMMUNITY AND PARKS & REC.
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Not All Men Are Sex Crazed!

Mind Thoughts... with Michael Ian Black - Let's Not Fuck, Shall We?


By Michael Ian Black


Here’s the thing, ladies: I don’t want to have sex with you. I know I’m supposed to. I’m supposed to want sex the way a guy in a beer commercial wants a brew: consuming my every thought, driving my every impulse, fueling my workouts, rousing me from slumber, inspiring my creativity, and propelling me through Abercrombie & Fitch with my credit card out, saliva dribbling from the corners of my mouth, and semen leaking from the pant legs of my skinny jeans. But I don’t. And I bet a lot of other guys don’t, either.


Male libido is assumed to be a constant, quivering thrum. For some men, maybe it is. But for me, as much as I enjoy the old in-n-out, the rubba-dub-dubba, the squeak-n-bubble, I have never craved it the way our culture has led me to believe I should, not even during my fabled Horny Years from ’91 to ’95. Except for those moments when I was in the first throes of a new love, sex has never subsumed me. Yet every cultural message I receive has led me to believe it should. Consequently, my lack of nymphomaniacal tendencies has always left me feeling embarrassed and emasculated.


It’s a topic I never hear men discuss. Men assume each other to be as randy as baboons during red butt season. When we discuss sex at all, we talk about it in terms of desire, never a lack of desire. Never have I been at a backyard barbecue and heard, “Man, what I wouldn’t give to not fuck Angelina Jolie.” Or “Bro, given the choice between having sex with some random bitch or reading a good book, I’d probably choose the book.”


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Hey, New York. Kanye West Hates Your Outfit.

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Like a kindergartner sipping on that haterade, almost every tweet from Kanye this past Cinco de Mayo began with "I hate…" going as far as "detest." Little harsh?

Always ready to put anyone on blast, Kanye's infamous Twitter rants attacked all things sartorial...

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On that note, can we please take another look at Kanye's atrocious fashion line?
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Queen Lea Michele As Rachel Berry in New York!



Lea Michele strikes a pose as her signature character Rachel Berry on the set of Glee on Sunday (May 6) in New York City.

The 25-year-old actress shot scenes at locations all over the city throughout the day, including Grand Central Terminal, Madison Square Park, the Theatre District, and the Plaza Hotel.

“It’s a very early morning here in NYC.. Got some exciting stuff to do here today… :)” Lea tweeted. “By far one of the best days ever… :) #ilovenewyork”

JustJared.com caught up with Lea as she shot scenes in the heart of Broadway. She shared that she can’t wait to attend the 2012 MET Ball tonight and hopes to meet Lana Del Rey, one of her favorite artists today.

Make sure to catch Glee‘s prom episode tomorrow night at 8/7c on Fox. There are only four more new episodes this season!

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They don't make rock chicks like they did in the '90s


Many of today's female singers simper about boys and clothes, says Gillian Orr. Thank goodness the original rebel-rousers are back. Last week we learned that Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette plans to release a new album, Havoc and Bright Lights, this August. If that doesn't leave you nostalgic for the Nineties, in which Morissette's Jagged Little Pill was the second biggest-selling album of the decade, then the news that both Fiona Apple and Garbage also have new records out soon should.
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How Much ‘Mad Men’ Paid for The Beatles

At first, the discussion of the Beatles in last night’s “Mad Men” seemed like just another example of the show’s famous cultural set-dressing, much like the news update on Vietnam heard in the background of the same episode. Then, in the closing scene, Don Draper unsheathed a “Revolver” LP and cued up the song “Tomorrow Never Knows.” The general reaction on Twitter was, “Whoa.” That sentiment was immediately followed by something like, “How much did that cost them?” Answer: about $250,000, according to people familiar with the deal. That’s about five times as much as the typical cost of licensing a song for TV.

In an interview, series creator Matthew Weiner disputed that figure, but declined to discuss financial details of the deal. The surviving Beatles, along with Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, signed off on the “Mad Men” usage. Weiner says he had tried “multiple times” to get approval for other Beatles songs over the course of the series. Landing “Tomorrow Never Knows” filled an artistic void that had pained the showrunner, who is famous for summoning the ‘60s in painstaking detail. He says, “This music is so important to the 20th century and beyond. How could I pretend that my characters are not actually listening to it?”

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The Lying Game gets renewed for a second season!



Let the games continue! ABC Family has officially renewed The Lying Game of a second season which will air this winter.

The series stars Alexandra Chando as twins Emma and Sutton who were separated at birth and who switched places in an attempt to find their biological mother. The first season ended on a cliffhanger as it was revealed rich girl Sutton was actually conspiring with the twins' mother, Rebecca Sewell (guest star Charisma Carpenter). That left a lot of questions, and now they'll hopefully be answered.

The Lying Game is based on a series of novels by Sara Shepard, who also wrote the books behind ABC Family's other popular drama, Pretty Little Liars.

The show also stars Allie Gonino as Sutton's sister Laurel, Blair Redford as Emma's boyfriend Ethan (who was formerly Sutton's boyfriend) and Andy Buckley and Helen Slater as Sutton's parents.

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10 Actors Who Always Play The Same Character



We love seeing our favorite actors get work. Hollywood wouldn't have the appeal that it does if we didn't develop a liking to a few of its leading men and women. But when we observe actors whose roles are becoming almost beat-for-beat carbon copies of performances past, that's that shit we don't like.

With yet another reheated Tim Burton/Johnny Depp collabo due in theaters this Friday, the Gothic comedy/TV-to-film romp Dark Shadows, we thought we'd take the time out to single out some of the worst offenders in static filmography, those actors who've found a formula that by and large works and have more or less, for better or for worse, been hitting the same winning notes since. Here are 10 Actors Who Always Play The Same Role. Please excuse the repetition.

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M.I.A. on Her New Music and New Job: Designing Beer Bottles


by Julianne Escobedo Shepherd



After MIA's action-packed 2010, which included both the commercial release of /\/\/\Y/\ and the mixtape Vicki Leekx — the latter, arguably her best work since Arular — the lightning rod that is Maya Arulpragrasm has been fairly low-key (the stunning "Bad Girls" video notwithstanding). It turns out she's been working on her next album, Matangi, in India and London with Switch and others as well as doing the theme song for Wikileaks don Julian Assange's new television show.


In addition to all that, though, MIA's been doing a lot of visual art, too, which is inextricable from her music. So when Beck's Beer came calling with an opportunity to do a limited-edition label collaboration, Arulpragrasm sent them some of the art she'd been working on in India, which stamps a yin-yang at the center of a beer bottle. When SPIN rang her up to chat, M.I.A. reported she was in London, "finishing the record which has been a long time coming." We chatted about her design and what else has been keeping her busy:


So how did you wind up working with Beck's?
Things have their way. I was in India at the time doing artwork anyway, and somebody sent it to me, and it kind of fit with the theme of what I was making. And so I said yes because I felt like it was perfect.


I didn't really peg you for a beer drinker!
I'm not too much of a beer drinker, but when I was at art school, Beck's always sponsored shows and stuff like that. I remember it being like a beer haze, not for me, but for most of my friends.


You developed the whole label design?
Yeah, I was making that as a painting, or with those elements anyway, and I put together a version for them out of what I was making for myself at the time.


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Aguilera-Lucca Feud Explodes on "The Voice" & tonight's performances


The beef between Christina Aguilera and her former fellow Mouseketeer Tony Lucca cast a distracting pall over the final live performance episode of "The Voice" Monday night.

Lucca, the last-standing representative of Adam Levine's team, had one last chance to prove to America—and to Aguilera, his most ruthless critic—that he deserves the $100,000 prize and recording contract at stake in the three-month competition.
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