May 14th, 2012

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'SNL' Puts Liam Neeson In A Steel Cage Match



Will Ferrell may have been the host of "Saturday Night Live" last night — and he was totally awesome, by the way — but it was another A-list movie star that stole the show with an unexpected guest appearance: Liam Neeson.

And the star of the upcoming blockbuster "Battleship" proved once again that he simply cannot be Caged.

We speak, of course, about the recurring Weekend Update segment "Get in the Cage," where actor Nic Cage (aka Andy Samberg) quizzes fellow thespians about their own personal acting quirks.

This time around, though, Cage is mostly filled with envy over Neeson's luck in landing a role in "Battleship," not to mention his luck in being, well, Liam Neeson.

So check it out, Courtesy of NBC. And watch as Neeson handles live comedy as deftly as he would a pack of rabid wolves:


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Harry Styles to audition for Mick Jagger role in new movie


Harry Styles is reportedly to audition for a film role as Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger.
The One Direction singer is one of the names lining up to play Mick in Exile On Main St.


The film, backed by Virgin boss Richard Branson, will focus on Jagger's relationship with Stones guitarist Keith Richards.

A source told The People: "Harry on stage can pass as a dead ringer for Jagger.

"If he can transform this image into a movie role then he's going to be a serious candidate to get the part. The signs so far are good."

If the 18-year-old can break into movies while continuing his music career he can expect to triple his earnings.

However, fans will be worried that he would take a break from One Direction for filming.

The source added: "The film is going to be a lot of work and very demanding.

"If Harry takes the part it will lead to concerns about his involvement with One Direction.

"The band is his main priority but it is flattering to have so much interest from such senior people in the film industry he couldn't miss this opportunity."

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Tom Hardy's beard and individuals of lesser relevance at BAFTA Craft Awards



When he was first spotted sporting a bushy beard earlier this year his fans must have hoped he was just going through a phase.
But actor Tom Hardy doesn't look like he'll be toning down his new look any time soon.
In fact, the Black Hawk Down star seems to be growing his facial hair even longer if his latest outing is anything to go by.
Tom, 34, stepped on to the red carpet at the British Academy Television Craft Awards in east London earlier this evening.
And he was hardly recognisable as his face was completely covered in hair. (well, let's not go overboard, it's just a beard)

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Film Boss Wants Love Actually Sequel




The president of Universal Pictures has urged British director/writer Richard Curtis to come up with a follow-up to hit 2003 romantic comedy Love Actually.

The British film, which focused on several different characters trying to find love, was a big hit at the box office, and now Universal chief Eddie Cunningham is hoping to convince the film's mastermind to pen a sequel.

He tells Britain's Mail on Sunday, "I think there should be a Love Actually 2. I'd give it a green light. I think many American movies try to emulate that brilliant format where the stories interweave and no one's on screen for more than six minutes, but only Richard has achieved it. It really makes you appreciate the beauty of his writing."

Love Actually boasted an all-star cast, including Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Keira Knightley, Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman.

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Oh, yes please! Love Actually was 100 times better than Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve.....
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Male Olympic Athletes With Karlie Kloss in Vogue

"Country Strong" by Robert Sullivan | photographed by Annie Leibovitz

In anticipation of the London Olympics, Karlie Kloss teams up with America's top male athletes as they set their sights on the gold. 

   


JONATHAN HORTON | GYMNASTICS
Four-year-old Jonathan Horton was at a Target in his hometown, Houston, when he attempted his first public gymnastic feat. All of a sudden his mother couldn’t find him. Store employees scoured the aisles until the manager happened to look up, to the top of a 20-foot pole, where Horton was smiling down on terrified shoppers.

“My mom and dad enrolled me in gymnastics the next day,” Horton says. Gymnastics did not run in the budding Olympian’s family, but he did have a genetic predisposition to a small but muscular physique. “I come from a long line of short people,” the five-foot-two-inch Horton jokes. “It’s almost like I was designed for the sport.” The shoppers at Target that day may have predicted the silver medal he would go on to win at Beijing in 2008, but not Horton. “I’m 26. I’ve been doing this for 22 years, and I still have a hard time believing that I made it to the top.”

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Oprah & Michelle Obama At War, Trade Insults, Claims New Book


Oprah Winfrey and First Lady Michelle Obama have clashed repeatedly behind the scenes, an unseen war that has dramatically played out before and during Barack Obama's presidency, according to a new book filled with blockbuster allegations.

The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House, written by former New York Times Magazine editor Ed Klein, charges that a highly distrustful Michelle accused Oprah of wanting to use the White House to pump up her TV ratings and that both women have traded insults about each other with close associates.

Michelle allegedly insulted Oprah's weight at one point, with Oprah claiming that the First Lady "hates fat people."

The book, due out this week, is excerpted in Sunday's New York Post.

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This sounds like complete bullshit. Not to mention that the author Edward Klein has a credibility problem...


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How "Happy Endings" Lived Up To Its Name



When the ABC sitcom Happy Endings finished filming its first season, the cast and writers did what any self-respecting sitcom crew would do: They rented a party bus and set course for Vegas. The bus had neon lights and a stripper pole and was outfitted to be a Damn Good Time. It ended up sitting in eight hours of bumper-to-bumper traffic while the cast—who had wrapped at 4 a.m., a mere handful of hours before the party bus departed the Paramount lot—tried with varying degrees of success to cover up the fact that no one really wanted to be going to Vegas. “Everyone was kind of like, ‘What are we doing?’ ” says Casey Wilson, an SNL alum whose character, Penny, is the show’s perpetual optimist. “People were nauseous and sick. Damon [Wayans Jr.] was lying down on the seats with pillows over his eyes trying to sleep. So it wasn’t quite like the party bus that you know and love.”

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You are what you read: How we naturally become similar to our favourite fictional characters

If you find yourself acting a little more like Tyrion Lannister after reading bestseller A Game of Thrones, there's good reason, according to a new study.

Readers who identify with fictional characters are prone to subconsciously adopt their behaviour, new data shows.

Researchers at Ohio State University say bookworms have been shown to adopt the feelings, thoughts, beliefs and internal responses of fictional characters they relate to in a phenomenon called 'experience-taking'.

According to the study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: 'When you "lose yourself" inside the world of a fictional character while reading a story, you may actually end up changing your own behaviour and thoughts to match that of the character.'


Geoff Kaufman, a post-doctoral researcher at the Tiltfactor Laboratory at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and his co-author Lisa Libby, an assistant professor of psychology at Ohio State University, conducted a series of six different tests on about 500 volunteers.

Their research showed that first-person narratives can be temporarily transformative, changing the way readers see the world, themselves, and other social groups.

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Stan Lee revels in success of 'Avengers'



This weekend "The Avengers" became the fastest movie to hit the $1 billion mark, shattering a few records along the way.  But long before the film's astronomical success, the 3-D glasses, the action figures or the sponsorship deals there was the the imagination of one man -- Stan Lee.

At 89, the legendary creator of some of the world's most profitable comic book characters remains quick-witted, rapturously imaginative and always laughing -- even if, as far as "The Avengers" is concerned, he's not laughing all the way to the bank.

Lee recently talked to CNN's JD Cargill in an exclusive interview about the film, which of his characters he'd like to see next on the big screen, some of his current projects, and why we shouldn't assume he is now a billionaire.

JD Cargill: Even the craziest estimates didn't predict this much success for "The Avengers." What is your reaction to creating some of the most profitable characters in entertainment?

Stan Lee: Oh, I could have told everybody it was going to be this big of a hit! I don't know why they couldn't have predicted it. It couldn't miss! It's got some of the most popular characters in the world today. You put together a great script, a great director, great actors and a cameo by me -- how could it miss?

Cargill: Not including your cameo of course, what's the film's ultimate moment for you?

Lee: When they all come together and decide to fight as a team. I'm all heart! Years ago, I was writing these characters and I thought it would fun to put them together in a team. And I called it "The Avengers." And I thought, they have to have some sort of rallying cry. So I loved the idea of them shouting -- because I'm a very corny guy -- "Avengers assemble!"


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"Napoleon Dynamite" Cancelled, "Bobs Burgers" Renewed



With the release of the Fox 2012-13 primetime schedule, Napoleon Dynamite had been officially canceled by Fox after its rookie season, while Bob's Burgers has been renewed for a third season.


Update: Since Bob's Burgers is noted on the just released schedule as not being replaced at any point in the 2012-13 season (like, for example, Fringe), my assumpion is that it’s going to have more episodes added past the 13 that will be “left over” after this season, so I’m assuming it can be termed a renewal for the 2012-13 season. If that gets clarified by Fox to the negative, I will update.

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So technically we're getting 22 episodes next season. Rumor is we're getting this seasons left over 13 episodes during the summer.

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French Trailer for Michael Haneke's Amour



The film has already been picked up by Sony Pictures Classics for domestic distribution and stars Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant as a pair of cultivated, retired music teachers and their daughter (Isabelle Huppert), who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack, after which the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

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Sarah Hyland opens up about her recent kidney transplant

On "Modern Family," Sarah Hyland portrays Haley, a boy-crazy teen who's most worried about the relationship with her on-again, off-again boyfriend and whether she'll get into college. But in real life, the 21-year-old actress has quietly been dealing with a medical issue that make those problems seem, well, quite small. As she reveals exclusively to Seventeen magazine in a new interview, Hyland's fought a lifelong battle with kidney dysplasia, a condition in which a baby's kidneys don't develop properly in the womb. In early April, she received a kidney transplant from her father, actor Edward James Hyland. "I have a second chance at life, not a lot of people get that," she tells the mag in her first interview about the transplant.

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Good Night Sweet Princess: Desperate Housewives



ABC brought home a win Sunday night with the swansong for eight-season network keystone, Desperate Housewives. The series, which averaged 23.69 million viewers and a 10.66 rating among adults 18-49 during its premiere run in the 2004-2005 season, ended on a relatively quiet note given its gargantuan beginnings. Fast affiliate ratings give the two-hour ender 11.1 million viewers and a 3.2 rating among adults 18-49. That demo score grew 19 percent from the penultimate episode and matches its high from the season premiere and tops the most recent finale.

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Ben Folds on Crowdfunding: "We Don't Know What the F**k We're Doing"



Monday, the recently reunited Ben Folds Five launched a crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMusic to garner the cash needed to produce their first album in 13 years. They heralded the whole deal with little fanfare: reaching out to fans instead of journalists, posting info about the hotly anticipated album to Facebook and Twitter in lieu of a newswire.
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Top 10: Brits Taking Over Hollywood [aka ten people who have open invitations to my pants party]

They’re taking over.

From Hollywood blockbusters to HBO’s latest drama series, British actors and actresses are being imported and cast in some of the biggest and most juicy roles today, propelling them to heights of stardom previously inexperienced.

So, without further ado, here are some prime examples of those carving a name for themselves worldwide.

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(OK, yes, this list is really white, lbr.) I'M CRYING. I literally stan for [or at least very much love] all of these people. Britanophile 4 life. Who are your other current faves, ONTD?)
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Get Off Rihanna's D*ck...Writes Russell Simmons


In an eloquent piece entitled, 'Get Off Rihanna's Dick', Russell Simmons explains why Rihanna should be able to fuck who ever she wants without it ending up on a rap record...

Russell writes:

There have been a lot of artists recently talking about “good girl gone bad,” Rihanna.
As far as I’m concerned, I don’t see why everyone has their panties up in a bunch. It’s just that she is out there allegedly fuckin’ the rockstars of her dreams and you out there fuckin’ groupies.
You can’t be mad that she was seen walking out of Ashton Kutcher’s house late one night, cause you know if you were seen walking out of Adriana Lima’s house late one night, you would be in the studio the next day rapping about it. I mean, you all got like 50 girls in your videos drooling over you and you dissing Rihanna?
I can’t blame a girl for being independent, having fun and living her life the way she wants to. I am certainly not condoning indiscriminate sex, but don’t get mad cause the girl won’t give it to you anymore.
Remember, I was a manager once and I have seen these types of young men on the road. I was with Run-DMC, the Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Whoodini and saw all of the girls after the show line up outside the dressing rooms. I mean, Whoodini even wrote a song about, “I Am A Hoe” and went on to rap, “I rock three different girls after every show.” So, I know how this shit works. You all got 10 times as many girls as Rihanna has men, and you know that.
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Celebrity Apprentice: Final Two







Summary: The final two contestants are tasked to create, host and sell tickets to a celebrity charity event that comes complete with a variety show and a charity-awareness ad. Eight previously eliminated stars return to help in the challenge.

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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Jay-Z made a big announcement in Philly and it's...

A CONCERT. A BIG TWO DAY CONCERT - 

Jay-Z announces Labor Day weekend music festival in Philadelphia; to feature over 30 acts




Jay-Z is in a Philadelphia State of Mind.

The rapper has announced a two-day music festival in Philadelphia. It’ll feature nearly 30 acts “that embody the American spirit” across three stages at Fairmount Park on Sept 1. and Sept. 2, which is Labor Day weekend.


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"Twilight," "Revenge," and ... "Golden Girls?" Top baby names of 2011

Most popular baby names: 'Twilight' holds top spot for boys' names, is toppled in the girls category



The Social Security Administration has released its list of 2011's most popular baby names, and Twilight reigns supreme in the boys' category as Jacob stays in the top spot for the 13th straight year. Isabella, however, has been ousted in favor of Sophia. A surprise resurgence of nostalgia for The Golden Girls? Probably not. Sophia has been gaining popularity over the last decade as a strong, traditional, ends-in-A name with celebrity cachet (Sophia Loren, Sofia Coppola); as with other things, a little Sofia Vergara likely made all the difference.

Celebrity kids continue to have an impact on naming trends across the board as top spots went once again to Ava (daughter of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe) and Jayden (a name favored by both Will Smith and Britney Spears). The biggest jump went to Mason, a name that wasn’t even on the leaderboard last year. It appears Kourtney Kardashian’s son has spawned a new generation of little guys since it came out of nowhere to take the number 2 spot. It's a big win for the Kardashian kwest to konquer the world, though there's still ground to gain as the more traditional spelling of Chloe once again edged out Khloé with a K. Better luck next year, kids!

Beyond those names, it's the usual suspects. Aiden and Emma — once boosted by hot sitcoms Sex and the City and Friends — have become established faves. With long-time top-10 inhabitants Emily and Daniel suddenly gaining prominence on Revenge, might Sophia and Jacob have some competition for the 2012 titles? Only time — and the fall TV season — will tell. See the full lists below.

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ontd, what is your fave baby name? what would you/did you name your child(ren)?

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Kat Graham @ Wango Tango + Interview with Ebony Magazine


Kat Graham may be best known for her award-winning portrayal of teen witch Bonnie Bennett on The CW’s hit teen drama The Vampire Diaries. But the young star wants her fans to know she is nothing like – and so much more than – her TV alter-ego. With her first major-label pop single “Put Your Graffitti on Me,” the actor/singer/dancer is breaking all the way out of the box.

EBONY: You’ve been creating music and releasing singles for years but this is your first project with a major label. How would you describe your sound and evolution as an artist?

KAT GRAHAM: I would describe it now as strong vocal and heavy drums, melodic 90’S bitch pop. It’s definitely grown into fun, self-empowerment, self-ownership kind of music.

EBONY: You’ve mentioned that your new single is about women owning their sexuality, but there’s been some debate about what exactly the lyrics “Put your graffiti on me” mean. Can you clear that up?

KG: “Put your graffiti on me” just means “if you want me, come and get me; say I’m yours.” But I don’t want to be so definitive about it because people like to personalize songs, so I’d rather keep it open for interpretation. It’s just a fun, sassy song and however and whatever it means to you, it means to you.


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Hasselbeck Slams Bristol Palin



Elisabeth Hasselbeck today on “The View” slammed Bristol Palin for the comments the GOP Vice Presidential candidate’s daughter and unwed mother made last week criticizing President Obama’s support of same-sex marriage. Hasselbeck, despite her self-identified conservative viewpoint, has become far more enlightened in recent years.

“I have a major problem with her saying this. Number one, as you mature as a mother you will also find out that the conversations you have with your kids do influence how you place your opinions on the table. Secondly, for someone who was the victim of being brought into an election as the child of someone on the ticket, how dare you then bring in Sasha and Malia to this situation. You need to mature because you are not.”

Today’s conversation began as the ladies of “The View” discussed Andrew Sullivan’s Newsweek/Daily Beast article and cover, Obama “The First Gay President,” and announced the President will be joining the tomorrow. At one point, they also talk about Meghan McCain’s take on Obama’s support for same-sex marriage, which the young Republican said didn’t go far enough.

Barbara Walters’ response: “Who cares what Meghan McCain says?”

Then the conversation turned to Bristol Palin…

For the record, even though we made the decision to not cover Bristol Palin’s comments because they are ignorant and add little to the national conversation, here’s the relevant excerpt:

Liberals everywhere are applauding him for his bravery and his wisdom.

So let me get this straight – it’s a problem if my mom listened too much to my dad, but it’s a heroic act if the President made a massive change in a policy position that could affect the entire nation after consulting with his teenage daughters?

While it’s great to listen to your kids’ ideas, there’s also a time when dads simply need to be dads. In this case, it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage. Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.

In this situation, it was the other way around. I guess we can be glad that Malia and Sasha aren’t younger, or perhaps today’s press conference might have been about appointing Dora the Explorer as Attorney General because of her success in stopping Swiper the Fox.

Sometimes dads should lead their family in the right ways of thinking. In this case, it would’ve been nice if the President would’ve been an actual leader and helped shape their thoughts instead of merely reflecting what many teenagers think after one too many episodes of Glee.


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Q&A with Mad Men's Reckless Rory Gilmore


Alexis Bledel, who plays Beth Dawes on AMC's Mad Men, speaks with AMCtv.com about her character's sex scene with Pete Campbell and what excited her about this role.


Q: Who was your favorite character before joining the cast?

A: They're all written so well... Peggy is an incredible character, and I remember thinking that when I first watched the show. She's a great and rare television character. It's been fun watching her go from Don's secretary to coming into her own in that time period.


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HBIC of Fashion Goes Out of Business

Betsey Johnson retail stores throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. and will continue until all merchandise has been sold. Betsey Johnson, known for her iconic designs and use of bold color, opened her first retail store 30 years ago in New York City and soon expanded internationally.

During the going-out-of-business sale, consumers will find incredible savings of 20-50% on all Betsey Johnson apparel, jewelry, handbags and shoes. All store fixtures such as apparel racks, shelving and lighting are also available for sale.

"While the sales are ongoing, Betsey Johnson customers are still our main priority. We hope that they use this opportunity to find great discounts on all of the latest Betsey Johnson fashions," said Jonathan Friedman, Chief Operating & Financial Officer of Betsey Johnson LLC. "I recommend that customers shop early so that they can take advantage of the sale, as merchandise will not be replenished once it has been sold."

All Betsey Johnson stores will honor gift cards until June 1. All sales made on or after Friday, May 11, 2012 are final. Going-out-of-business sales are taking place at all 54 U.S. Betsey Johnson stores and at all nine Betsey Johnson outlets.

Steve Madden Ltd., which owns Betsy Johnson intellectual property rights, said that the company will continue to sell Betsy Johnson clothing and other products on a wholesale basis.



How do you guys feel about this, ONTD? Will you be purchasing anything from them? TBH, I'm deeply saddened but excited because I can actually afford this.


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Playboy to Tanning Mom: KEEP DREAMING!!

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Tanning Mom will never ever EVER sully the hallowed pages of Playboy ... despite desperately wanting to strip naked for the venerable magazine -- this according to Playboy sources.

As we reported, 44-year-old Patricia Krentcil would happily accept an invitation to bare her leathery hide for Playboy ... that is, if the nudie mag offered.

But Playboy sources tell TMZ, that will never happen in a million kajillion bazillion years.

One source says, “It wouldn’t even be considered” -- Hef wouldn’t let TM pose in the magazine or ANY Playboy outlet. Simply put -- Tanning Mom just isn't Playboy material.

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A show that I will want to watch but if it's good NBC will cancel it

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When one J.J. Abrams series passes away, it seems there's almost always another one waiting in the wings to take its place. With Fox's Alcatraz cut short after one season, Abrams' new high-concept NBC series Revolution is now on the way—and we've got the first, extended trailer right here.

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I would love to see this work...but since it's NBC it won't...which is sad. Also, why doesn't JJ have a tag?
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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje: 'I didn't want to be black. So I joined the skinheads…'

As an actor in Lost, he was watched worldwide. As a child, he was a 'black Oliver Twist', farmed out for fostering to a white family. Now Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is making a film of his extraordinary life story

The name Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is not one that slips easily off the tongue but it's worth mastering because we're likely to be hearing a lot more of it in the future. Followers of the wilfully perplexing American fantasy series Lost may recall its owner as Mr Eko, the former drug lord turned fake priest who was killed by the Man in Black, otherwise known as the Monster. Or perhaps not.


Some will know him as Simon Adebisi, the intimidating African convict in the cult HBO prison series Oz; others may recognise his contributions to films such as Congo and The Bourne Identity; and no doubt his role as an American spy in the forthcoming BBC-HBO series Hunted will further raise his profile. But it may well be as the screenwriter and film director of his own life story that Akinnuoye-Agbaje becomes a name to remember.


Armed with an Annenberg Film Fellowship grant, Akinnuoye-Agbaje has been working on the film for several years, developing the story at the Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs. A read-through of the script by a cast including David Harewood and Marc Warren became one of the most talked about events at the recent Sundance London festival.


Entitled Farming, it refers to the practice of handing out children to informal fostering that many Nigerian parents followed in 1960s and 1970s Britain. Akinnuoye-Agbaje was one such case. In 1967, when he was six weeks old, his parents – a Nigerian couple studying in London – gave him to a white working-class couple in Tilbury, then a fiercely insular dockside community. Six months later, the Tilbury dockers led strikes in support of Enoch Powell.


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TMZ Makes Fat Jokes About Bryce Dallas Howard’s Post-Baby Body on Mother’s Day

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You know, I never really thought that TMZ would ever let me down because I had no actual expectations of decorum. So imagine my surprise when I saw some photos taken on Mother's Day of the actress Bryce Dallas Howard walking with her infant daughter—to whom she gave birth in January—under the category "Beauty" with the headline "It Takes a Village" insinuating that The Village star is now the size of a village. Although there is a brief mention of her "post-pregnancy legs," the post itself is mostly smarmy and leaves the door wide open for the commenters to do all the nasty, dirty work of cruel jokes and harsh judgements. Except the TMZ staffers couldn't resist, and jumped in the comments section anyway because they the conversation just felt incomplete to them without a mention of how damp this weight gain has made her panties. Seriously.


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Jay-Z: Same sex marriage opposition ‘holding the country back’

Hip hop icon Jay-Z on Monday compared same sex marriage bans to discrimination against black people.

“I have always thought of it as something that is still holding the country back,” he told CNN’s Poppy Harlow. “What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It is no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple.”

President Barack Obama recently declared that same sex couples should be able to get married.

“I think it was the right thing to do,” Jay-Z said. “So whether it cost him votes or not — it’s really not about votes, it’s about people. So whether it cost him votes or not, I think it was the right thing to do as a human being.”

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Criminal Minds 7x23 & 7x24 Season finale Promos






Episode summaries: The BAU goes up against a gang of bank robbing serial killers, and the stakes rise when one of their own becomes a hostage, on the first part of the two-hour seventh season finale of "CRIMINAL MINDS," Wednesday, May 16.

The BAU continues to negotiate with the serial killing bank robbers, one of the team gets married and Prentiss ponders her future, on the conclusion of the two-hour seventh season finale of "CRIMINAL MINDS," at a special time, Wednesday, May 16.


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London Mayor Boris sounds off on the BBC, wants next Director General to be a Tory

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Boris, appearing on the television show that arguably helped get him elected
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'So what do you think, eh?” I turned to the BBC’s art critic, the brilliant, bulging Professor Branestawm lookalike Will Gompertz. We were standing on the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit in Stratford; London was spread beneath us like a land of dreams – was that France I could see in the distance? – and yet I was nervous. This sculpture is a masterpiece, far better and more rewarding up close than it appears at a distance. The steel loops are an arterial red, writhing and shifting against each other beneath the blue sky. Anish Kapoor already has many fans, but he has excelled himself with this vast fallopian ampersand, this enigmatic hubble bubble, this proud vertical invitation to London 2012.


The Orbit is a decisive assertion of the city’s status as the world capital of culture and the arts. That’s my view, anyway, and I am sticking to it, though I am conscious that not everyone agrees.




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CREEPY POST: Come Join the James Franco NOLA Ghost Tour (& Celebrity Name Drop)...If You Dare...



Haunted Tour in New Orleans by James Franco for Huffington Post

I've been in and out of New Orleans for a few weeks now, working on Seth Rogen's directorial debut, a comedy about the end of the world. Our film is one of about 20 now shooting in New Orleans, which has become a new center for Hollywood productions -- partly because of the Louisiana tax incentive but partly, I assume, because the city is still pretty damn fun. Quentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Harrison Ford are all said to be in working in New Orleans at the moment. Our driver told us that there are more restaurants in New Orleans now than before Katrina. I don't know what that means exactly, but I guess some business is coming back.

My brother Dave did two consecutive movies in New Orleans, so he's a bit of a specialist on the area. Strangely, he doesn't like staying in the French Quarter, even though he's one of the biggest partiers I know. I ignored his suggestion to stay in the Garden District and found a small apartment complex with an enclosed courtyard off Charters Street for my posse and me. I had great memories of living in the Quarter a decade ago, when I acted in Nicolas Cage's directorial debut, Sonny. I guess New Orleans is the place actors go to direct their first films. We were shooting Sonny when Mardi Gras came around, and Nic was crowned King of Bacchus in the Krewe of Bacchus parade. I was on a different float, but I threw plenty of beads.

Yesterday, Nana (my trusty hair woman, raised in Japan) and Iris (my production consultant, raised in Mexico) took a ghost tour of the French Quarter. We had stupidly missed Jazz Fest the previous weekend and haven't yet been to Frenchmen Street to hear any music, so the ghost tour was a way to engage with New Orleans, if only in a silly, touristy way. We wrapped on set at 7:30 and I left without washing off my makeup so we could make the 8:00 tour. Fortunately, the tour convened at a bar around the corner from our place. We bought our tickets in the back and then, plastic cups in hand, headed outside to meet our tour guide, a large guy with floppy hair that he constantly pushed from his eyes and a cropped beard that traced the contours of his round face. He laid out the rules: we were to stay as a tight pack and never walk in the street, because the locals and police get bitchy about tours obstructing foot and car traffic. Then he introduced himself as a theater and music-school graduate and explained that giving tours was the only way he could find work. He wasn't a local, but he knew a lot about New Orleans history -- the macabre history, at least. He told us that the dead buried in New Orleans outnumber the living 10-to-1 (4 million to 400,000) and that the French Quarter is cursed because it was built on top of a Native burial ground. He told us that New Orleans has recorded the highest number of missing-persons cases since those statistics began being tracked. There was something strange about hearing all this at the start of a walking tour. At a carnival, inside a fun house or around a campfire, the recitation of disturbing information serves to create a certain mood. That's the way many Disney films work. But to use missing persons and murder to set a tone within the environment where those things are still happening confuses entertainment and reality. Basically, New Orleans is an amusement park where you can get killed.


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Scarlett Johansson writes an article about weight issues



The Skinny

While training for an upcoming film, I've come to this conclusion: chin ups are near impossible and lunges suck. There is no magic wand to wave over oneself to look good in a latex catsuit. Eating healthy and getting fit is about commitment, determination, consistency and the dedication to self-preservation. While I've never been considered a gym rat, I have, in fact, worked up a sweat in the name of cardio before, and although I enjoy a grilled cheese as much as the next person, I combine the not-so-good foods I crave with an all-around balanced diet.

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Charlize Theron & Kristen Stewart: 'Snow White' World Premiere! (WTH are they wearing, edition)

Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart arrive in style at the world premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman on Monday (May 14) at Empire Leicester Square in London, England.

The 36-year-old actress wore Christian Dior Haute Couture with Solange Azagury-Partridge jewelry. Kristen, 22, paired her Marchesa dress with Kara Ackerman Designs rings and Jimmy Choo heels.

Also walking the grass green carpet: co-star (and new dad!) Chris Hemsworth along with Sam Clafin and the film’s director, Rupert Sanders.

Source: http://www.justjared.com/2012/05/14/charlize-theron-kristen-stewart-snow-white-world-premier/


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A statement by Jennifer and Julia Hudson...



We have many people to thank but our first thank you is to God, always. We are so grateful to prosecutors James McKay, Jennifer Bagby and Veryl Gambino and State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and her team for their dedication and tireless work from the beginning. We have the best police department and they have been with us every step of the way. We thank all of the State's witnesses who came forward on our behalf. We have felt the love and support from people all over the world and we’re very grateful. We want to extend a prayer from the Hudson family to the Balfour family. We have all suffered terrible loss in this tragedy. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled in them that perish: in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn upon them (2 Corinthian 4:3-4). It is our prayer that the Lord will forgive Mr. Balfour of these heinous acts and bring his heart into repentance someday.

Jennifer Hudson's Official Website

Before you guys say anything, this statement actually did NOT state that they forgave him and his acts. It only states that they feel for his family and that hopefully he comes to repentance, but they did not say here that they forgave Balfour especially for what he did to their mother, brother and Julian King... Also completely understandable since they went through such a tragic and terrible loss of a huge part of family in Balfour's hands.
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Janet Mock Launches #GirlsLikeUs Campaign to Empower Trans Women of Color


On April 29, 2012, Janet Mock delivered the Lavender Commencement keynote speech at the University of Southern California. The Lavender Commencement ceremony, which has been in place since 1995, celebrates LGBT students at the university, but has primarily featured lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. This year, for the first time, a trans woman of color was featured as the keynote speaker.


Janet Mock is a transgender woman, advocate, and writer for People.com. In a piece in the May 2011 issue of Marie Claire, Mock discussed her life journey as a trans woman, from her childhood longings to play with dolls and wear women’s clothing, to her sex change operation in Bangkok. But Mock’s focus in her speech was not primarily on her own life, but on the lives of Paige Clay and CeCe McDonald, two trans women of color who suffered for living openly.



Paige Clay’s story is one that has been told all too many times; the 23-year-old was found murdered in a Chicago alley on April 16th of this year. Though the details behind Clay’s murder remain unclear, many have reason to believe that Clay’s was murdered because she was trans. According to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, 44% of reported hate murders in 2010 were committed against trans women.


CeCe McDonald, on the other hand, did not die for living openly as a trans woman, but, it seems, will be punished for surviving a near hate crime. On June 5, 2011, McDonald was verbally and physically attacked by group of racist and transphobic people, including Dean Schmitz. While defending herself, she stabbed and killed Schmitz, which authorities unjustly pursued as a murder trial rather than self-defense.



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I previously posted Janet's cute story about coming out to her boyfriend here.
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Benedict Cumberbatch shows off his Star Trek bod



Benedict, 35, showed off his toned physique as he relaxed in the sea in Los Angeles.

He also played games on the beach with pals — sporting bird-print shorts and shades.

Benedict was voted No1 by readers ahead of David Beckham and TOWIE’s Joey Essex — even though the modest star reckons he looks like a racehorse.


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I saw these pics and I said to myself, "Those hatin' ass bitches at ONTD need to see this."



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Model Sasha Pivovarova has baby girl just two days after posting first pic of her bump


Model Sasha Pivovarova has given birth to a baby girl just two days after posting the first picture of her pregnant bump.

The Russian-born 26-year-old, who has yet to reveal her new baby's name, announced the birth via Twitter yesterday, telling her fans: 'It's a beautiful baby girl... :)'

It is a first baby for the Vogue cover girl and her 43-year-old photographer husband, Igor Vishnyakov. 

Ms Pivovarova kept her pregnancy firmly under-the-radar, only announcing it in December last year, shortly before taking a break from modelling.

She manged to keep her expecting stomach out of the public eye, baring her baby bump for the first time on Friday just days before she gave birth.
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Anti-gay Eurovision protests intensify in Iran‎



Angry homophobes took to the streets of two Iranian cities on Friday (11 May) to protest rumors of a gay pride event during next week's Eurovision Song Contest in neighboring Azerbaijan.

The kitsch European pop tournament will begin in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan in the Caucasus, on 22 May, with the grand final held on 26 May.

In January, gay scene website nighttours.com suggested that a gay pride could take place in the city during the lead-up to Eurovision, but removed the article a few days later.

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Hart of Dixie Finale Review


After nearly taking off and leaving Alabama for good, Zoe made the decision to stay on last week’s episode of “Hart of Dixie” — and it ended up playing directly into what we saw on the show this time around.

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SOOOO GOOD. It's amazing how GW bring out the worst in each other and Zoe/Wade both are 80x more likable together.