May 9th, 2012


The Voice of Misogyny

After Tony performed "99 Problems" on last night's episode, the judges were asked for their responses. Christina, who has in the past criticized Tony for being one-dimensional (and also knows him personally, as they were on The Mickey Mouse Club together), told him he had a great voice and then added, "Your beautiful wife and your daughter, and family are here tonight, and I just thought, you know, the lyrical connotation was a little derogatory towards women...but all in all it was good fun."

Let's pause here: Note how restrained that statement is. The song relies heavily on misogynist language, but Christina didn't even spend her entire critique talking about that—she complimented Tony on the performance and gave a barely passing mention of the fact that the lyrics are problematic, yet it still earned her the misogynist wrath of Tony's coach, Adam.

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A really interesting read. And an awesome explanation as to why people are upset with Adam Levine and Tona, and why the reaction to what Christina said is problematic.


Andy Cohen on Howard Stern & The Colbert Report

Andy Cohen stepped away from the host position to sit down as a guest opposite Stephen Colbert on "The Colbert Report" (Weeknights, 11:30 p.m. ET on Comedy Central). Cohen was there to talk about his new book, "Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture," but Colbert nailed him immediately about his talk show.

What started as post-"Housewives" chats to a weekly show has morphed into the popular "Watch What Happens: Live," which now airs almost every night on Bravo. In very short order, Cohen has stepped right into the late night battle for viewership.

Colbert mentioned that Cohen was also Executive Vice President of Development at Bravo. "Did having that job convince you to give yourself a show on the network?” he asked.

Cohen laughed along, and proved a good match for Colbert's trademark interview techniques. The talkative host even survived a staring contest of silence with Colbert in an interview fans called a triumph of entertainment for both men.

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Beyoncé: 'I Definitely Want More Kids'

It's only been four months since Beyoncé gave birth to Blue Ivy, but the new mom is already thinking about more babies.

The 31-year-old singer looked stunning at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday night, where she told "Entertainment Tonight" just how busy she is.

"I've been rehearsing, I have a show coming up and it's my first show in a year. I have such a full life," she explained. "I feel like now I know the reason that I was born."

Despite a packed schedule, Beyoncé admits she sees more children in her future, but she isn't sure how many.

"I definitely want to have more," she told "ET". "I don't know how many. God knows, I don't know yet."
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Accusers' Lawyer Says More Masseurs Will Sue John Travolta

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The lawyer for the 2 masseurs suing John Travolta for sexual assault says other masseurs have come forward with similar stories and some of them will join the lawsuit.

Okorie Okorocha, who reps John Doe #1 and John Doe #2 (he says he's kept their true identities secret because they're victims of sex crimes) claims he tried settling the case involving Doe #1 discretely, telling Travolta's lawyers they could go to a private judge and keep everything confidential, but he says they shut him down.

Okorocha also says Travolta's lawyer, Marty Singer, is off base when he says Travolta was not in L.A. on January 16 -- the date the first incident allegedly occurred. Okorocha says during their initial discussions, Travolta's lawyers conceded the actor was in L.A. on the date in question.


Busy Phillips: ABC Treated 'Cougar Town' Like An Ugly Stepsister

Busy Philipps won't be shedding any tears if ABC cancels Cougar Town.

She doesn't want the show to end, but is hopeful the fan-favorite series will find a home on TBS if Courteney Cox and the gang do get the boot.

And it's safe to say that Philipps is no fan of how ABC has treated Cougar Town...

"It has not been fun to feel like the ugly stepsister of the network," Philipps told us today at Paul Frank's Mommy & Me celebration at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

"They moved us around, they took us off the air for months," she continued. "I do feel a little disappointed in how they've treated the show. If TBS is willing to launch the show in a real great way and we would actually have like billboards and commercials, that would be really cool."

Producers have been talking to TBS about a two-season pickup of 15 episodes each if ABC gives them the boot, according to Deadline.

Philipps says she's "really excited about the possibility" of switching networks. "I feel like if it really happens it's kind of going to be like best case scenario for all of us," she said.

Hopefully the rest of the cast is as gung-ho about the move as Philipps is. "The terms of the matter are we don't have a choice," she laughed. "Gung-ho or not, get on the train!"

A rep for ABC declined to comment for this story.

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as much as i agree with her and hope TBS picks it up I would have waited until the deal was finalized before trashing ABC...

Valium & Alcohol killed Thomas Kinkade

Artist Thomas Kinkade died from an accidental overdose of alcohol and prescription tranquilizers, but his heart had grown so enlarged he had been vulnerable to a fatal heart attack at any point, according to a detailed autopsy report released Tuesday.

The self-described "Painter of Light" died on April 6 of an acute combination of ethanol and Diazepam intoxication, or in common terms, of alcohol and the tranquilizer marketed as Valium, the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office said.
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Beastie Boys Sales Skyrocket After MCA's Death

55,000 albums and 151,000 tracks sold last week

By Carrie Battan on May 9, 2012 at 11:23 a.m.

Photo by Ari Marcopoulos

The outpouring of love for the late Adam Yauch (aka MCA) of Beastie Boys continues, in the form of album and track sales. According to Billboard, the trio sold 55,000 albums last week, marking a sales bump of 1,235 percent (they'd sold 4,000 the previous week).

This means that Licensed to Ill-- the first rap album to ever top the Billboard 200 chart-- is at number 18 after selling 19,000 copies. Solid Gold Hits, Paul's Boutique, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, Ill Communication, Check Your Head, and Beastie Boys Anthology: The Sounds of Science are also now in the Billboard 200.

Billboard also reports that the Beastie Boys sold 151,000 downloads last week, a 949% gain from the 14,000 they sold the week before.

Keep in mind that Yauch's death was announced on Friday, so a full week of sales was not included. Next week could see an even bigger bump, as Billboard points out.

Read Mark Richardson's thoughts on MCA here, and watch the "Intergalactic" video below:


Cameron Diaz Takes Role Eyed By Angelina Jolie In 'The Counselor'

No, you're not reading this wrong: Cameron Diaz is joining Ridley Scott's "The Counselor," taking the role previously eyed by Angelina Jolie. And yes, we're just as surprised as you are.

Twitch have broken the news, marking a rather surprising twist in the casting of the highly anticipated film based on a spec script by literary master Cormac McCarthy. In a project that has seen a ton of names come up to bat looking to for a role, Diaz is a name that hasn't been mentioned, and really, isn't quite in the same calibre as the other talent involved. But it looks like she has impressed all the right people and is taking on a role that is very much outside her wheelhouse.

Reports have bene conflicting about which roles actresses have sought, but according to Twitch, Jolie was looking at the role of Malkina (some said she was toying with the smaller part of Laura), the Almodóvarean femme fatale of the film. Penelope Cruz was last reported to be kicking the tires on the part but it looks like the Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie power couple casting for the movie won't be panning out. Sorry tabloids. But hell, this marks the bravest role Diaz has taken on, well, ever.

The story follows an attorney (Michael Fassbender) who is in search of a big payday after he proposes to his girlfriend, Laura. So he hooks up with Reiner (Bardem), an acquaintance with deep criminal ties, for a new business proposition: they'll take $20 million worth of cocaine from south of the border and offload it themselves, aided by the no-good Westray (Pitt). As you might imagine, things do not go well for anyone involved. In the script, Malkina is a hyper-sexualized Argentinean woman who's hooked up with Reiner, and it's pretty meaty part all around. But obviously, it has be tweaked to fit Diaz and like we said, she's never really done anything like this ever, so it's a ballsy move.

We'd wager Jolie's "Maleficent" scheudling ultimately couldn't be worked out, as the two projects were more or less gearing up to start rolling around the same time. But holy hell, this is pretty much out of left field and we'll be curious to see if Diaz can pull this off.


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Flawless angel collaborating with her husband so he could get work

Nick Cannon has announced that he and wife Mariah Carey are working on a new animated project together.

The America's Got Talent host revealed that the couple are developing a "fantasy/fairytale"-centred program that will be perfect for their 2-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe to enjoy.

"Yeah we actually got some stuff in development that we're working on, some animated stuff that her and I are putting together," Cannon told MTV News. "So you'll definitely see her in that space too.

"Oh yeah, it's just something that we both enjoy, and even more so than that, we're both kids at heart. So we love those types of stories and fantasy/fairytale type of stuff."


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Wentworth Miller Script 'The Disappointments Room' Grabbed by Voltage Pictures and Killer Films

The "Prison Break" star's thriller involves a family that moves into an old house with dark secrets.

Voltage Pictures and Killer Films will produce a new project based on an original screenplay by Wentworth Miller called The Disappointments Room. Voltage's Nicolas Chartier and Zev Foreman will produce the thriller along with Killer's Pamela Koffler and Christine Vachon.

The film follows a family that moves into a mysterious old house in the country that has a dark past.

Repped by ICM and the Gotham Group, Miller also has a project based on his script Stoker in post-production at Fox Searchight. He was the star of the Fox series Prison Break.

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Mike D speaks on the passing of Adam "MCA" Yauch

I know, we should have tweeted and instagrammed every sad, happy and inspired thought, smile or tear by now. But honestly the last few days have just been a blur of deep emotions for our closest friend, band mate and really brother. I miss Adam so much. He really served as a great example for myself and so many of what determination, faith, focus, and humility coupled with a sense of humor can accomplish. The world is in need of many more like him. We love you Adam. BTW this photo sent to me by a friend, (thanks Saslow) is just one awesome example of how NYC is such a unique place that amidst it's huge size and frenetic pace it really opens up it's heart in so many ways and on on so many levels in times like these. And though it makes me cry sometimes, it has been really amazing and moving to see.


Harmony Korine talks "Spring Breakers"

Chances are good that if you have an Internet connection, you’re already aware of how Harmony Korine spent his spring break. Photos from the Florida set of Korine’s latest film, Spring Breakers—some taken by paparazzi, many shot by the cast and crew themselves—began appearing online in March, quickly invading Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and virtually every other image-sharing social-media channel, and instantly generating the kind of viral buzz that ought to be the envy of every big studio marketing department in the country. In fact, Spring Breakers hadn’t even wrapped shooting (and won’t be in theaters until later this year at the earliest) when images of the film’s principals—Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and Ashley Benson clad in neon bikinis, and James Franco done up as a gun-toting vision of Kevin Federline by way of The Dude—passed into pop culture’s visual lexicon. “I liked the idea of the film as a social experiment,” says Korine. “It was like there were two movies—the actual movie, and then the one that the media, paparazzi, and the people tweeting photos were also creating.”

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Watch: ‘Sh*t Steve Harvey Says,’ a Video Taking Aim At His Questionable Advice

Since publishing his bestselling book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, Steve Harvey has had a lot of ish to say about women and relationships. While many have brushed his advice off as the rantings of a comedian whose had many failed relationships, others have embraced his “common sense” wisdom. But a new video, coming on the heels of Think Like A Man’s successful theatrical release, reminds us of the crazy things Harvey has said over the years.

After her mother asked why she hated Steve Harvey so much, Jasmine Suntrell decides to make a video using the game show host’s words against him. What emerged was a scathing critique of the gospel Harvey’s been pedaling for the last few years. The video takes issue with the sexist and homophobic things Harvey has said while he’s been doling out his advice across the country.

Check it out:

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BOX OFFICE: THE AVENGERS Passes $700M Mark Global In 13 Days! [ On Track To $1 Billion]

Marvel's The Avengers is now a runaway train and it will be interesting to see when will the film hit $1 billion mark at the global box office. This past weekend the Joss Whedon directed film crushed the domestic opening weekend record with amazing $207 million in just 3 days (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part2 held that record until now).

Forbes predicts that Marvel's The Avengers will top an incredible $1 billion by the end of next weekend. At the very least, it's expected to have no trouble reaching $900 million by Sunday, although less conservative estimates have it on course for much more. Earlier today, it was revealed that the superhero ensemble has grossed $702 million worldwide, and after taking an additional $18.9 yesterday, it only needs to make half of that per day for the rest of the week and it will have still amassed a whopping $100 million domestically by close of business on Sunday. All it then needs to do is earn a further $98 million internationally (by no means a difficult feat for the critically acclaimed blockbuster) and it is guaranteed to hit the $900 million mark mentioned above. However, based on its performance thus far, it's far more likely that it WILL hit $1 billion, simply by earning an additional $50 million domestically and overseas. Considering it made a good $40 - $50 million more than was initially predicted this past weekend, this doesn't seem at all hard to believe. What do you think? Be sure to sound off with your thoughts in the usual place.

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Madonna's Album Out Of The Top 50 Billboard Charts

Just as bad outside of the US, with her latest singles doing even worst, almost not charting at all. "Girl Gone Wild" sits at #100, and has had only 33 spins on radio in the UK. MDNA is out of the Top 40 in the UK. In Australia it's out of the Top 50, and in Germany and France its heading out of the Top 20. More music videos are unlikely, unless it's a live tour one.

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Such timing - barely a month before she begins her much-hyped international concert tour, Madonna's latest album MDNA has dropped from the top 50 music charts this week. On, the album is at number 63, while on iTunes it's a dismal number 250. "The tour will go on without a promotional tool or a song on the radio. It's not the best way to do things," says Forbes magazine. Perhaps this calls for a rethink of the set list for her sold-out shows, making sure it's not heavy with tracks from the new album.

As per Madonna and her manager's non-traditional promotional campaign, a few numbers at the opening MDNA Tour show in Tel Aviv on May 31st are to be filmed and used for more promo.

Should Madonna's tour setlist consist of 90% MDNA tracks like her previous tours promoting new albums, or should she stick to classics since the public hasn't latched onto MDNA?

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Emma Watson: Thinks It's "Sad" When Women Hide Themselves Behind Make-up

Emma Watson thinks it's "sad" when women "hide themselves" behind layers of make-up.

The British actress is famed for her understated beauty, and avoids wearing cosmetics during the day. Emma thinks more females should embrace their natural look

"I love French pharmacies. I'm obsessed - I could spend hours. They take a very medical, pharmaceutical approach to the face," she said in the latest issue of UK magazine Glamour.

"I love the French - less is more look - there's something very classy about it. It's so sad when people hide themselves behind too much make-up."

Emma has revealed the secret behind her glowing complexion. The 22-year-old star has also shared her other top beauty trick.

"I love having facials. I think it makes more of a difference to how I feel than a full-body massage does. You feel so fresh and new. And eyedrops… genius! The anti-redness ones are so good," she smiled.

Emma caused a buzz after cutting off her signature long locks after the end of Harry Potter filming. The beauty says her tresses reflect her state of mind.

"This sounds so ridiculous, but if you analyze what I've done with my hair over the years, it always matches my moods. Cutting off all my hair was all about getting rid of Harry Potter, and going dark was about mourning the end of Potter," she explained.

"I'm told, 'Please, please grow your hair, so we can do different roles."


I couldn’t care less what she thinks about make-up and natural beauty, I  just want a beauty post! So, tell me ONTD what are your favorite beauty products? Which products are your must have staples for make-up and skincare?

Accusers' lawyer to John Travolta's lawyer: "He stepped into the ring with a gorilla!"

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Okorie Okorocha reveals all about the two men suing actor John Travolta in an exclusive interview with Showbiz Tonight's Kareen Wynter.

Okorocha: "Travolta will have to get on the stand and answer my questions as to where he was, and I will parade the 100-or-so witnesses that we've located so far!"

Okorocha represents two masseurs claiming actor John Travolta sexually assaulted them in separate incidents in January. Travolta's attorney, Martin Singer, is denying all claims made by both Okorocha and his clients, and has provided Showbiz Tonight with photos and a receipt as evidence that the actor was in New York at the time of one of the alleged incidents. Singer tells Showbiz Tonight, 'This case is nothing more than Mr. Okorocha getting his 15 minutes of fame.'

interesting details on who the two accusers are. best get some Nancy Grace or Jane -Velez on this case. don't pretend you don't love you some HLN.

Jennifer Connelly & Agnes Lark in Manhattan + Jimmy Fallon appearance!


Jennifer Connelly and her 11-month old daughter Agnes Lark were pictured in Manhattan on Monday (May 7) prior to Jennifer's appearing on The Jimmy Fallon Show to promote her new film Virginia. Isn't Agnes adorable? The video of Jennifer's talk-show appearance and more photos are after the cut.
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Joss Whedon Thanks Avengers Fans & High Resolution Images Released

The Avengers director writes a long "thank you" letter as only Joss Whedon can. Says Whedon, "The Avengers is notably imperfect, which makes its success mean so much more to me." Oh, and he also touches on the TDKR (non)rivalry.

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High Resolution Character Images From THE AVENGERS Released

A selection of super high resolution character images featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye and the Incredible Hulk have been released, so check out the the link above for most revealing look at the actors and their costumes yet~

The images are MASSIVE so they're all in the link above or Source 2. I've snagged me some Hawkeye ones for costuming sake, maybe for SDCC if not Halloween!

Jonny Lee Miller defends US Sherlock Holmes update Elementary

The modern-day American take on the great detective has "enough differences" to Sherlock says its star

Elementary star Jonny Lee Miller says the US update of Sherlock Holmes, for which he recently filmed the pilot, has "enough differences" to Sherlock to make it worthwhile.

Asked about the similarities to the BBC show, Miller admitted "Yeah, obviously you look at it and say, “Wait a second ... " But I feel there’s enough differences there. I thought I could do something with it; otherwise, there’d be no point."

Miller and co-star Lucy Liu - who plays a female Doctor Watson to his Sherlock Holmes - have just finished shooting a pilot for Elementary. 

"We’re still waiting to hear what happens with it. We’re not sure yet; we’re taking it slowly," Miller told Vulture. "But it was just a great project. And a good opportunity for me. So that’s the way you weigh those things."

When American network CBS first announced plans to do their own modern-day take on the great detective, Sherlock's executive producer Sue Vertue (wife of co-creator Steven Moffat) called the prospect of a similar show "worrying".

"[CBS] approached us a while back about remaking our show," she told The Independent. "At the time, they made great assurances about their integrity, so we have to assume that their modernised Sherlock Holmes doesn't resemble ours in any way, as that would be extremely worrying.

"We are very proud of our show and like any proud parent, will protect the interest and wellbeing of our offspring," she added.

Playing a similar character to Cumberbatch is not a first for Miller - he regularly swapped roles with his co-star in the National Theatre production of Frankestein last year, in which the two took turns to play both the creature and his creator.  The National Theatre Live production is set to be re-released in UK cinemas this June, and will be available in US theatres for the first time later in the year. 


This show has so many haters. Is anybody out there actually looking forward to watching Elementary besides me? :-)

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Inside Transgender Singer Laura Jane Grace (formerly known as Tom Gabel) Rolling Stone Interview

She was very open and honest and generous,' says contributing editor Josh Eells

By Andy Greene
May 9, 2012 1:05 PM ET

Last night, Against Me! fans learned that the group's singer Tom Gabel plans to begin living as a woman and will eventually take the name Laura Jane Grace. The full story will appear in the latest issue of Rolling Stone, on newsstands this Friday (May 11th.) We spoke to contributing editor Josh Eells about reporting the piece.

What was your first reaction to the news about Tommy?

It would have been surprising news with most bands, but especially with Tommy. I think the reason that a lot of people have been so surprised – at least from what I've seen over the last day – is that a lot of people saw the band as "masculine," for lack of a better word. Their music is so aggressive and his voice was so deep and raw and all these these things we associate with maleness. It seemed like a very male band. It's the kind of band where most of their fans are angry teenage boys, so it became especially surprising to me in that context. That obviously doesn't have anything to with with how Tommy feels inside, but it's sort of ironic within the context of this band.

Tell me about your first meeting with Tommy.

Tommy was playing a show at the Bowery Ballroom in New York at the end of March. I went to soundcheck and met her afterwards. She said, "I have a meeting to go to. Can you walk with me because I don't know my way around the city." At first I thought she was easily lost, but I realized she just wanted to go talk away from everyone else. At this point nobody on the tour knew, and very few people outside of her immediate family knew either. On this walk we ran into Jay Weinberg, the drummer for Against Me!, and Tommy stopped talking and just went, "Hey Jay!" They talked about the show for a bit. She told me later that Jay didn't know yet. That's how small the circle was. Even the drummer in the band didn't know.

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While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen & other celebs face the apocalypse.

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Miranda Cosgrove says (a tentative) goodbye to iCarly and hello to college.

Miranda Cosgrove is giggling like crazy, helpless against a wave of nervous laughter. The übersuccessful star of Nickelodeon's iCarly knows it's not funny. But she can't help herself. "It's super embarrassing!" she says.

Miranda, who just turned nineteen, is seated at a chill West Hollywood restaurant—dressed in a black, oversize Wildfox Couture sweater and about a million beaded bracelets—talking about a typical rite of passage: her first fender bender. Seated behind the wheel of a brand-new Porsche Cayenne (the big one), Miranda and a friend had just hit up the drive-through at the local In-N-Out Burger when they spotted her friend's crush. "We rolled down the window to say hello," the actress says. "Then she wanted us to take off quickly—to look cool! She's like, 'Back up!' I put the car in reverse and ran really fast into a pole." There's that giggle again.

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Emma Stone hosts the Gilda's Club 5th Annual Women's Benefit Luncheon on May 9, 2012

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Gilda’s Club New York City will hold its 5th Annual Benefit Luncheon Celebrating Women Working & Living with Cancer, on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. We invite you to join us for a very special afternoon honoring accomplished women in recognition of our members – over 76% of Gilda’s Club members are women.

In New York City approximately 35,000 people are diagnosed with cancer each year. GCNYC has served over 6,500 members but there still remains a large group of individuals who would benefit from our services. Our mission is to create welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer - men, women, teens and children – along with their families and friends. Our innovative program is an essential complement to medical care, providing networking and support groups, workshops, lectures and social activities, all free of charge. Throughout our sixteen years we have accomplished what few other non-profits have – we have created a family and a home for our members, one where they share their hopes and fears, their sadness and joy.

Your participation in our luncheon allows us to continue this important work and offer support at no cost to our members.

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There's just the one fan picture, I don't know if any ~official pictures will ever be released.
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10 Things I Hate About You sequel confirmed

A sequel to the 1999 movie 10 Things I Hate About You has been confirmed.

Hayley Atwell has been cast in the follow-up 10 Things I Hate About Life. 

It will be written and directed by Gil Junger, who penned the first film.

Junger told the publication that the inspiration for the new film was the suicide of a man at a scenic overlook.

"It is the story of two relatable, ordinary people with normal jobs and normal desires whose seemingly great lives have become unmanageable," he said.

"Two people who go to the same place at the same time to end it. … Their chance meeting is so awkward, so raw, and so funny, they postpone their intentions and go their separate ways."

The film will be produced by Intandem Films and Mad Chance, the latter of which produced the original.

10 Things I Hate About You starred Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and was loosely based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.


...what? ETA: I have no idea how this constitutes a sequel... that's what Digital Spy seems to think it is! 
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Best Latino Actor at 2012 MTV Movie Awards

Zoë Saldaña, Diego Luna, Demian Bichir, Penélope Cruz and Harmony Santana are the nominees for Best Latino Actor at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, which will be held June 3, the MTV, Musica y Mas television channel announced Monday.

The bilingual entertainment channel said in a press release that Saldaña was nominated for her role in the film "Colombiana," Luna for "Casa de Mi Padre," Bichir for "A Better Life," Cruz for "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" and Santana for "Gun Hill Road."

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Fox picks up three pilots to series, including Mindy Kaling's pilot!

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Fox has made its first series pickups of the season for three half-hours.

The network has ordered to series Ned Fox Is My Manny, a half-hour comedy based on the life of writer/executive producer Dana Fox's brother, Ben.

The single-camera comedy stars Dakota Johnson as a single mother who gets an assist from her brother (The Descendants scribe Nat Faxon) who moves in with her to help raise her baby. Lucy Punch, Maggie Jones and Echo Kellum co-star in the single-camera comedy from 20th Television and Chernin Entertainment.

From How I Met Your Mother scribes Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Chris Harris, The Goodwin Games stars Becki Newton, Scott Foley and Jake Lacy as siblings who inherit their late father's fortune -- if they agree to his terms. The single-camera family comedy hails from 20th Television and co-stars Felisha Terrell and Melissa Tang. The HIMYM trio created the project with Newton in mind after the actress guest starred on their CBS hit, which has already been renewed for next season.

The Office's Mindy Kaling stars as a young Bridget Jones-type doctor as she tries to navigate her personal and professional life in Mindy. Kaling will depart the NBC staple to focus on writing, executive producing and starring in the comedy, a passion project for the actress. The Office's Howard Klein will executive produce alongside Kaling and her now-former co-star, BJ Novak, who served as an EP on the pilot. Ed Weeks, Chris Messina, Anna Camp, Zoe Jarmon and Dana DeLorenzo co-star, while Bill Hader, Ed Helms and Richard Schiff will guest star in the pilot. From Universal Television, the single-camera comedy was is considered a big pickup for the studio as it was one of only a handful of off-network projects ordered to pilot this development season.

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Marion Cotillard Covers The Hollywood Reporter May 2012

In the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar-winning actress talks about her angry youth (she's just a girl from France's version of the Bronx), her next movies (she plays a paraplegic whale trainer in Jacques Audiard's "Rust and Bone," and eco-minded businesswoman Miranda Tate in Christopher Nolan's new Batman film) and her most exciting role to date (as mom to French hunk Guillaume Canet's baby son).

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'The Voice': Behind the Scenes for the season 2 finale

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Stuck in traffic on the way to the finale of The Voice tonight, I felt a palpable excitement, PopWatchers. Last night’s epic battle of Jermaine Paul, Chris Mann, Juliet Simms, and Tony Lucca had featured such fireworks – both literal and (yes, Adam) metaphorical – I felt certain that I was about to bear witness to a dramatic spectacle! Would Christina punch Adam in the face? Would Tony Lucca’s wife rip out Christina’s weave? Would audience members spontaneously combust in the heat? I did not know, but I was prepared for anything.

Sadly, the answer turned out to be: none of the above. It was a somewhat languid finale for those of us there in person, as the heat in the soundstage led not to combustion, but wilting. It took very little time for Bill the Warmup Dude to inform us that we were the quietest audience ever. “Your clapping should be contagious, like a cold,” Bill told us. “I need your applause to be real applause, with both hands making noise.” Eventually he gave up, and just told everyone that Justin Bieber would be performing later. That did the trick.

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Shirley Manson says Sky Ferreira is “like my little sister”

Shirley Manson has been telling Popjustice about her work with perennially amazing singer of song Sky Ferreira.

“She’s got a beauitful voice,” Manson says of her collaboration with Sky on upcoming single ‘Red Lips’.

“She’s smart. She really is. Greg Kurstin and I wrote that song together for her, and it’s so cool to try and help someone amazing like that along.”

“She’s like my little sister,” Shirley continues, “and I do feel a certain kind of kinship with her in that regard… I do feel protective towards her because she’s something special and I don’t want her to be chewed up in the whole major label system that can destroy a career before it’s even begun.”

Shirley explains that she initially got in touch with Sky through a mutual friend. “We just got talking and we hit it off. She comes from my world, you know? I really relate to who she is and I just think she’s got a lot of potential to be a great popstar.”


Click here to read PJ's full interview with Shirley 

So happy they collaborated <3 I seriously can't wait much longer for this album!

Anna Faris and Chris Pratt are having a baby!

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Anna Faris and Chris Pratt are going to be parents!

The Dictator actress, 35, and her Parks and Recreation star husband, 32, are expecting their first child this fall, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

After tying the knot in 2009, the couple were open about their dreams of a large family, but admitted the timing was “so hard in this industry.”

Still, The Five Year Engagement actor made it clear he was ready to fall into fatherhood sooner rather than later. “Chris wants a big family,” Faris told PEOPLE.

The actress stars alongside Sacha Baron Cohen in The Dictator, opening May 16, and is currently filming Working Title’s I Give It a Year in London with Rose Byrne and Simon Baker.

Pratt is filming Zero Dark Thirty for director Kathryn Bigelow and will appear with Channing Tatum in Ten Year this September.

Ke$ha torch!

Ke$ha is recording with Iggy Pop. AW YEAH

Ke$ha has confirmed that a collaboration with Iggy Pop will appear on her new album.

The singer revealed that she has teamed up with the punk rock star after tweeting a picture of them both in a recording studio.

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She said: "its a fk!ng dream come true to be collaborating w my IDOL! the original WILD CHILD. Iggy + I got a song for yall on my next record…get ready".

The star recently unveiled her collaboration with Flaming Lips on '2012 (You Must Be Upgraded)' and has discussed working with Justin Bieber and Keith Richards for her new record, which is due later this year.

Ke$ha previously described the sound of her sophomore album as "c**k pop", adding: "This is the dawn of a new genre of music."


I am so happy for her!
And btw, listen to '2012' here if you haven't heard it yet!


Lindsay Lohan At The A&E Network Upfronts

She may only be 25-years-old, but judging by her appearance at a New York event tonight, Lindsay Lohan's youthful looks are falling by the wayside. The actress displayed a puffy 'pillow' face, along with unsightly dark eyebrows and a botched blotchy fake tan at the television upfronts event for the A&E U.S. network. Her lips also looked suspiciously pillow-like as she posed for photographs on the red carpet.

Unfortunately for the Mean Girls star, the flashes from the bank of red carpet photographers only served to highlight the patchy make-up job. The actress had clearly made an effort with her dress, stepping out in a black and gold lacy mini dress and spiky heels. Lohan has been making a recent effort to relaunch her career, making a guest appearance on hit show Glee and meeting up with film director Woody Allen.

The star has always been a fan of the spray tan, and has her own range of self tanning lotion. She was at the upfront event - a vehicle for promoting the network's upcoming shows to advertisers - after being signed to play Elizabeth Taylor in a new Lifetime movie. Shooting for the film is set to begin in Los Angeles on June 4, but as yet, no male actor has been cast to play Taylor's two-time husband Richard Burton in the project.

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Third Harry Potter theme park heading to Universal Studio Japan

Warner Bros announced that the third Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park will be built in Osaka, Japan's Univeral Studio Japan resort starting in the coming weeks, with a tentative opening of late 2014. The first park opened in Orlando June 2010, with an expansion set to open sometime in 2014 (Diagon Alley); and the second (though third in terms of scheduled open) will be at Universal Studios Hollywood in LA, with an open of sometime in 2016.

The announcement will officially be made at the park sometime later today (it's already Thursday morning in Japan), with WB/Universal execs and actors James and Oliver Phelps attending.

"I was delighted to experience and enjoy the attention to detail, creativity and superb craft that went into the first Wizarding World in Orlando. I am equally delighted that the same level of expertise and enjoyment will translate to the new park in Japan," said J.K. Rowling.

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Source; for those ready to complain about where these theme parks are being built, realize that Universal owns the rights and obviously they'd only be built at their parks worldwide.

Slayvengers Post: After The Credits, Who Da Frak Was Dat?

Ever since 2008′s Iron Man, the Marvel movies have all featured cute little scenes after the end-credits which tease the next big Marvel movie. These scenes tend to feature some piece of comic-fetishist lore that causes fans to shriek while leaving the average civilian scratching their head. Iron Man introduced Nick Fury and the notion of “the Avengers initiative.” Iron Man 2 offered the first look at Thor’s hammer. Thor trotted out Fury again, this time introducing the Tesseract — a double-tease for Captain America and Avengers. In turn, Captain America just ended with a full-on Avengers trailer. Now, Avengers has concluded with the most mythologically explosive — and potentially confusing — end-credits sequence yet. If you’re a Marvel neophyte desperate for an explanation — or if you’re a comic book fan looking for theories about what’s ahead — then read on.

(SPOILERS [& speculation] from here.)

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Catching up with Former Conan Announcer Joel Godard

Though I can’t say this for certain, I’m going to go out on a limb and say there’s never been an another television announcer in broadcast history who appeared in an on-camera sketch sitting shirtless in a kiddie pool with a cabana boy on each arm.

But that was Joel Godard, and he did it with style.

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I love Joel!  What are your favorite Joel moments?  This is one of my favorite images, tbh:


Carmen Electra, Rob Kardashian, Joe Jonas and more celebs to look for love on 'The Choice'

When Fox showed a promo earlier this month for "The Choice" as a parody of the hit NBC singing competition series "The Voice," viewers might have believed they were in for yet another singing series.

Not so with "The Choice," which will be a new celebrity dating show featuring celebrities looking for love. Some named on May 9 include Carmen Electra, Rob Kardashian, model Tyson Beckford, Joe Jonas and "Jersey Shore" stars Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio.

In total there will be 21 celebrities and athletes looking to be hooked up with non-famous civilian singles and the show will be hosted by "So you Think You Can Dance" host Cat Deeley.

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"The Choice" is set to premiere on Fox on June 7 at 9 p.m.


Joe Jonas in training for his episode:


Kyle Chandler Joins Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street

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Director Martin Scorsese is putting together one hell of a cast for his next project, The Wolf of Wall Street. Based on Jordan Belfort’s memoir, Leonardo DiCaprio stars as a hard partying, drug addicted stockbroker who was indicted in 1998 for security fraud and money laundering and served a 22-month federal prison stretch. Oscar nominee Jonah Hill recently joined the cast as Beflort’s close friend and business partner, and now Deadline reports that Friday Night Lights star Kyle Chandler is signing on to play the FBI agent who built the case against Belfort and took him down.

Chandler has landed some fantastic roles after wrapping the final season of FNL (for which he won the Best Actor Emmy). He’s currently filming Kathryn Bigelow’s drama about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, Zero Dark Thirty, he stars opposite Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe in Broken City, and he’ll be seen later this year in Ben Affleck’s very promising period drama Argo. It’ll be interesting to see if Scorsese makes good on his promise to use 3D on all his post-Hugo projects, but either way he’s lining up a fantastic cast for The Wolf of Wall Street.


Coach T!
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ONTD Original--The Bit Players of 'Avengers': Where Have I Seen Them Before?

Aside from marquee names of Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, and the rest, you might have seen a few more familiar faces playing bit parts in "Marvel's The Avengers." Here's a list of some of those "Where do I know them from?" actors who appear in the blockbuster comic book flick, including a SPOILERY description of their role and a list of credits that might answer that question.

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Fox Renews 'Touch', Cancels 'Alcatraz' & 'The Finder'

Kiefer Sutherland has had a long relationship with FOX after years of "24." That partnership is continuing. FOX just renewed his hour long drama "Touch" for Season 2. The show tells the story of Martin Bohm (Sutherland) and his autistic son Jake (David Mazouz) who doesn't speak but sees patterns in everyday things that connect the world.

Two other shows weren't so lucky. FOX has canceled both "Alcatraz" and "The Finder." This move wasn't unexpected since the ratings were less than stellar. The science fiction/prison drama's numbers went down every week and "The Finder" didn't find an audience. That show's series finale will air Friday, May 11.

Were you watching "Alcatraz" or "Touch?" Did you lose interest? Are you watching "Touch?" That show's audience has remained steady and seems to be getting more word of mouth as it goes on. Let us know your feelings about the FOX announcements below.


Not really disappoint about Alcatraz or The Finder. Glad about Touch though.

'Secret Circle' Executive Producer On Season One Hits & Misses

The Secret Circle season one finale airs tomorrow night, capping off an uneven 22 episode run that swung violently between stellar highs and laughable lows -- but that's totally typical in your average freshman series as the cast and crew attempt to navigate treacherous inaugural waters.

In anticipation of the finale, titled Family, I caught up with Secret Circle EP Andrew Miller for a refreshingly frank conversation about the mistakes that were made, the opportunities that were missed and the moments that made this season utterly incredible.

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Watch the season finale tomorrow night! TSC's gotten so much better since the winter hiatus; the show's hit its stride and it would suck to see it canned before it really got a chance. With enough of a ratings boost, there's still a shot it'll get a renewal. And good on Andrew for recognizing how amazing Jessica Parker Kennedy is.

Crazy Eyes with Lukas Haas and Gracie Sheffield - 1st Trailer

Starring Lukas Haas (Inception) in the lead, Crazy Eyes is due out in the US this summer and has had its first trailer debut tonight.

Adam Sherman (Hapiness Runs, producer of Wristcutters: A Love Story) returns behind the camera for his second film, and Apple have debuted the first trailer ahead of its July release in the US.

Though it won’t be topping the box office (going up against The Amazing Spider-Man), it looks promising and will hopefully find its audience.

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Madeline Zima (Californication, Heroes) co-stars alongside Jake Busey (Good Vibes) and Tania Raymonde (Lost), with Sherman directing from a script he co-wrote with newcomers Dave Reeves and Rachel Hardisty.

Haas and Zima are both brilliant in what I’ve seen of them to date, and I’m looking forward to seeing them opposite each other here.

Crazy Eyes will be released in the US on 6th July, after debuting at SXSW earlier this year.


Do want. My kind of film!