June 20th, 2012

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Mariah Carey to work with Walter Afanasieff again?!

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The person who collaborated with Mariah on “Hero” and many other classics is back!

Yesterday, Isabella Afanasieff, daughter of Walter Afanasieff, shared a little secret on Twitter: “A little bird told me my dad’s flying to NY to work with her next month. It’s a secret though. Shhhhh. I think you can spill the news. I’m too excited. My father is finally going to be working with her again after 16 years.”

Not everyone believed her, so she said: “I heard it from my father. Sorry you don’t believe things. Who are you by the way? Maybe next time you want to accuse someone of lying, you should get your facts straight. And not accuse Walter Afanasieff’s kid. Just curious, who told you it’s not happening? Because I was with my dad and Randy Jackson when they were talking. Hopefully they can spark the flame that ignited that fire 20 years ago once again.”

When a fan asked if Isabella shouldn’t keep this a secret, she answered: “I was told it was ok by my dad. I did ask before I opened my mouth. But thanks for your concern. They start working mid July. To all the haters and non believers. Do you think it was easy growing up with a dad in the music industry? It wasn’t. I never saw him."

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If this rumor is true, then we are expecting classics like Emotions, Looking In, My All, Butterfly, Hero, Everytime I Close My Eyes, etc for her 2012/2013 album! Who's excited for this collabo? Any favourite Mariah/Walter collabo, ONTD? Crying now tbh.

Britney Spears: I’m Looking For ‘Spark & Spunk’ On The X Factor



LOS ANGELES, CALIF. -- “The X Factor” judges Britney Spears, L.A. Reid and Demi Lovato didn’t find the talent they were looking for during their time in Kansas City last week, but that might have changed with a stop in San Francisco.

“Definitely better than Kansas city,” Demi said, when asked by an XFactorUSA.com crew about the talent the judging panel has seen in the Bay Area.

“It’s been fun, it’s been a lot of fun,” an enthusiastic Britney said of the audition rounds.

As for what Britney is hoping to find, the pop star said she wants someone who will shine.

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Billboard predicts the king of pop will open with 400,000 to 500,000



Justin Bieber's Believe album is on course to net the singer his best sales week yet -- and the biggest debut of the year.

Industry sources suggest that the set, which came out today (June 19), may sell between 400,000 to 500,000 copies by the end of the tracking period on June 24. (However, it's still very early in the week, so those sales projections will change on a daily basis.)

If Believe does sell in the 400,000 to 500,000 range, that would easily secure Bieber his largest sales frame yet. His highest week thus far came when My World 2.0 sold 291,000 in its second week on the chart in April, 2010.

Believe could also land the largest debut this year for an album. It would surpass the start of Madonna's MDNA, which launched with 359,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. (The best sales frame overall in 2012 was registered by Adele's 21 in the wake of her multiple Grammy Awards wins in February. It sold 730,000 in the week after the Grammy show.)

Believe will most certainly open at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. If it does, it will be his fourth chart-topping set, following My World 2.0, Never Say Never: The Remixes (EP) and Under the Mistletoe.

The final sales figures for Believe will be released on Wednesday, June 27.

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Nick Stahl leaves rehab, goes missing again :(



"Terminator 3" actor Nick Stahl has been missing for days, his wife confirms with E! News -- making this the second time the actor has gone missing in the past few months.

Stahl, 32, who has worked steadily in both film and television over the years, first went missing more than a month ago and was feared to be frequenting the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles. He turned up shortly afterward, apologized to his friends and entered rehab thereafter.

A source told E! he checked out of a rehab facility against doctor's orders about a week ago and his whereabouts are now unknown: "We are all just desperately looking for him... It's a terrible situation. We are searching, but we've had no solid leads."

Stahl's wife, Rose Murphy Stahl, confirmed with E! on Monday, "He's been missing for four days... But I don't want to comment any further."

Rose Stahl reportedly filed court papers in February describing her worry that Nick may be using drugs. He was also in trouble with the law earlier this year when he allegedly stiffed a cabbie out of his fare.

Stahl took over for Edward Furlong as John Connor in " Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines." Furlong has battled his own demons with drugs and alcohol, being arrested multiple times -- most recently in 2011 for violating probation -- and has said he was addicted to heroin and cocaine from the age of 22 to 26.

Stahl has enjoyed critical acclaim with a starring role in the five-time Oscar-nominated 2001 indie film "In The Bedroom," also starring Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek and Marisa Tomei. He played the lead in HBO's "Carnivàle" (2003-2005), which was also praised by critics.

Stahl recently guest starred in ABC's "Body of Proof" and has been cast in "The Unknown Son," a film due out this year rumored to be starring Val Kilmer.

Stahl and his wife have one daughter named Marlo.

Stahl has not updated his Twitter feed since May 1.

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Beyoncé cast in 'Epic' animated film role



Queen B has been cast as the voice of Queen Tara in the upcoming 3-D CG Action-adventure comedy "EPIC", from 20th Century Fox Animation & Blue Sky Studios. The film about an ongoing battle between the forces of good and evil set deep in the forest, will be released in 2013.



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EDIT: whoops, but this has the official confirmation from Beyoncé's own website!
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Octomom: Home Alone (trailer)



Octomom is now officially a porn star.

Nadya Suleman's first pornographic video, "Octomom: Home Alone" is available to purchase online tomorrow, but the trailer is already available for your viewing (dis)pleasure.

In the trailer, Suleman can be seen lying on a leopard-print sheet, wearing short-shorts and a dangerously low-cut white tank top, which she pulls down to reveal her breasts.

Photos from the video shoot surfaced online last week, giving the curious a sneak peek at what they could expect from the full video shoot.

The self-pleasure video features the 36-year-old single mother of 14 children, touching herself and attempting to pose in a sexy manner while surrounded by baby clothes. In other photos, Suleman is ironing while dressed in lingerie, and appears topless.

The video was shot in early May, and Suleman told The Huffington Post her first porn shoot was "amazing."

"[The shoot was] such a learning experience for me in so many ways. I don't think I could have asked for a better crew to work with. They were so patient and willing to teach me," she explained. "I owe a lot to Wicked Pictures contract star Jessica Drake. She opened my eyes to a whole different world of self-pleasure that I could have never imagined. They made me look so glamorous, and for the first time in my life, I felt beautiful and sexy. I'm very excited for it to come out!"


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I see Gary Oldman has watched Kazaam

Normally I don't laugh at Jimmy Kimmel, but on last night's show, he played a prerecorded bit of my next husband presenting a plea from the fictional public-interest group 'Actors Against Athletes Acting' for professional basketball players to cease and desist appearing in movies. Jimmy, I take it all back.

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ETA the YT vid, thanks benihime99!


Yes Gary, I did feel the ~emotion.


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On Set Photos From "Maleficent"... Nothing like the released photo.


Wearing a leather horned headdress, and yellowed contacts, the actress was also given a bit of help in the cheek department with prosthetics. Angelina plays the title role in the updated version of Disney's 1959 animated feature Sleeping Beauty and of her costuming she said: 'We’re experimenting with different things. But the horns are the horns — you can’t deny them. You have to have horns.'

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Pictures from the Brave Premiere!

Monday I went to the Brave premiere with my sister in Hollywood.  Actually I live in LA and my sister was in town visiting so I took her to Hollywood to show her around and this was going on so we stuck around!  I am not an avid premiere-goer although I met PLENTY of people who just hit these up like no ones business.

The world premiere was screening in Dolby Theatre (formerly known as the Kodak theater).  I probably had one of the best spots for the general public and I think I got some great shots :)  I got autographs from Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Scott Hamilton (random haha), and Kevin Nealon (also random).  Some highlights were getting a fist bump from Craig Ferguson and talking to Kevin Nealon.  I asked Kevin Nealon if he was in the movie (lol I had no idea) and he said, "I will be in 30 minutes!"  LMAO.  Oopsss.

On Hollywood Blvd. - yup the whole block was shut down.

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edit: Kelly Macdonald was there  and I saw her but didn't get a good picture.  She came over a bit to the fans down to my right but not my section :(  her people escorted her away pretty quick although it seemed like she would have stayed longer.
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How to Train Your Dragon 2 Gets Kit Harington



 Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington has joined Dreamworks Animation's fantasy tale How to Train Your Dragon 2.
The actor will voice a villainous warrior in the sequel that also brings back actors Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller and Kristen Wiig from How to Train Your Dragon.
Dean DeBlois is directing with Bonnie Arnold producing. The films are based on a book series by Cressida Cowell.
The actor can also be seen in the upcoming horror film Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, and is currently working on Sergey Bodrov's Seventh Son.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 comes to theaters in 2013 and stars Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Gerard Butler. The film is directed by Dean DeBlois.

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Well, I'd say 'According to the book, he'd be this person.', but they don't seem to follow them too closely.
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It's NOT dunzo - Relive Laguna Beach, The Hills and Daria this summer



Fan favorites Laguna Beach, The Hills and Daria return to MTV for six weeks as part of its new Retro Mania programming block, starting weekday mornings on Monday. June 25 from 9AM to 12PM ET/PT until August 3, 2012. MTV’s Retro Mania includes the drama filled first two seasons of Laguna Beach, the entire fabulous series run of The Hills and a selection of MTV’s favorite episodes across five seasons of the show that featured the coolest and wittiest anti-heroine ever, Daria.

Throughout each week of MTV’s Retro Mania, several guest stars and super celebrity fans provide commentary, interviews and hosting duties in celebration of these shows including Stephen Colletti for Laguna Beach, Audrina Patridge, Lo Bosworth, Stephanie Pratt & MTV's Layla Kayleigh (The Hills superfan) for The Hills, and Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer, hosts of the upcoming Nikki & Sara Show, as the superfan Daria commentators.

Which show are you most excited to watch again, ontd?



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Melissa Joan Hart to publish memoir, "Melissa Explains It All"

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St. Martin’s Press announced today that it struck a deal with Melissa Joan Hart to publish her memoir Melissa Explains It All: Tales from My Abnormally Normal Life in the fall of 2013.

In the memoir--described as "forthright and funny" by the publisher--Hart will write about a childhood split between growing up in the suburbs and being a young star on Nickelodeon's Clarissa Explains It All and then ABC's Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. She promises to detail her rise as a child actor, her rebellious teen years, the difficulties of fitting in as a famous teen and her struggles to balance motherhood with her work as an actor, director and producer. The publisher also promises that Hart will dish on "the actors she worked with, competed against, befriended."

Since Sabrina ended, Hart has attended New York University, appeared on the ninth season of Dancing With the Stars in 2009 and starred in several made-for-TV movies.

She returned to series TV in 2010 on the ABC Family show Melissa & Joey, which co-stars former child star Joey Lawrence as a male nanny for Hart's small-town politician who is suddenly entrusted with the care of her niece and nephew. Season two debuted on May 30, 2012.

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"Liz & Dick" Under Investigation by Unions



Two prominent Hollywood unions are investigating the Lifetime movie Liz & Dick, The Hollywood Reporter has learned, with the moves coming in the wake of reports over the weekend that star Lindsay Lohan suffered from “exhaustion and dehydration” from overwork and that two crewmembers went to the hospital for the same reason.

The alleged problems on the biopic about Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton first became public Friday, when reports surfaced that Lohan had been found unconscious in her Marina del Rey hotel room and taken to the hospital by L.A. Fire Department paramedics. Those reports were later corrected: It turned out that Lohan was asleep, not unconscious, and had not been taken to the hospital.

But according to a statement from Lohan publicist Steve Honig to KABC-TV, the paramedics who arrived at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel did determine that Lohan was suffering from “some exhaustion and dehydration.” He said: “Lindsay worked a grueling schedule the past few days. She was on set last night at 7 p.m. and worked through the night until 8 a.m. this morning.”

Lohan’s attorney, Shawn Holley, said, “As I understand it, she was exhausted after shooting nonstop for two days.” Lohan herself tweeted that she had worked “85hours in 4days.”

If accurate, some of those figures could exceed union regulations and/or state labor laws.
In a statement to THR, actors union SAG-AFTRA said, “We're looking into this matter but can't yet provide any verified information.” A spokeswoman added, “Our people are on it.”

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Deadmau5 is still an asshole.



Electronic dance music superstar Deadmau5 graces the cover of Rolling Stone's Summer Special issue, on newsstands this Friday, June 22nd. The cover story follows the producer-DJ born Joel Zimmerman as he travels by chartered jet from London to festivals in Norway and Sweden. Always outspoken, Zimmerman offers some brutally frank opinions about his EDM peers, Madonna and more.

• Zimmerman slams EDM stars who show up to a live gig and press play. "David Guetta has two iPods and a mixer and he just plays tracks – like, 'Here's one with Akon, check it out!'," he says. "Even Skrillex [a friend of Zimmerman’s] isn't doing anything too technical. He has a laptop and a MIDI recorder, and he's just playing his shit ... People are, thank God, smartening up about who does what – but there’s still button-pushers getting paid half a million. And not to say I’m not a button-pusher. I’m just pushing a lot more buttons.

• He's still angry at Madonna for her appearance at the Ultra Music Festival in March, where she asked the audience, "How many people in this crowd have seen Molly?” – a barely coded reference to Ecstasy. "You want to be 'hip' and 'cool' and 'funky grandma'?," says Zimmerman. "Fine. It's not my place to say you're irrelevant. If you're gonna come into my world, at least do it with a little more dignity. I understand she has millions more fans, and is way more successful than I'll ever be. But it's like talking about slavery at a fucking blues concert. It's inappropriate."

• Zimmerman routinely refuses to contribute to pop records, and he dismisses most dance music as formulaic – "Just 120 bpm with a fucking kick drum on every quarter note" – but he's been trying to get Dave Grohl to remix one of his own songs. "Because fuck dance music, you know?"

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Guetta and Skrillex may make shittier music than you, but at least they remain humble as fuck.
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98˚ Reunion

Nick & Drew Lachey Announce 98˚ Will Reunite For One Performance (and no one cares)

Boy bands are back! OP: No shit, Sherlock
Nick Lachey may have denied a tour a couple months ago when he tweeted: “So psyched to see all the excitement for a 98 degree tour, but the only tour I’ll be doing this summer is at baby’s ‘r us!” But on Wednesday Nick and Drew Lachey called in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” to announce that 98 Degrees will be reuniting for one performance at the Summer Mixtape Festival in Hershey, PA.
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pfunk knows you think the beard is gross



Badgley's currently on hiatus from that CW soap, as if you couldn't tell by his bushy beard. "I'm probably going to shave it in about a week, but now it’s just a chance to try it out," he confessed. "I've never really had the opportunity to grow one." Why not? "Because of work. And I know everybody hates it." With Gossip Girl about to enter its final season, Badgley will soon have the opportunity to become as hirsute as he wants to be, and it looks like he's preparing to put his character to rest: When we mentioned the dunk tank at the party and asked him whom he'd dunk if given the opportunity, Badgley didn't need much time to think. "Dan Humphrey," he said. Is he a little sick of his Gossip Girl leading man? "It's a gentle release with him."

Also from Us Weekly: With Gossip Girl ending its six season run this fall, Badgley -- who's still going strong with Zoe Kravitz, 23 -- is eager to pursue more film projects. "It'll be bittersweet. I'm sure we all want to go on to. . . not bigger things, but different things," he told Us. "It will be a complicated feeling of ambivalence."

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Suri Cruise Throws Another Tantrum



It had all started off so well - staying up late in New York with her mother to enjoy pizza and ice cream.

But it all got a bit much for little Suri Cruise when her mother Katie Holmes took the sweet treat off her, perhaps for misbehaving.

The six-year-old was seen throwing a tantrum and becoming tearful as Katie, 33, took the cone off her.

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Midnight "TDKR" Tickets Being Sold For $150

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How important is "The Dark Knight Rises" to you? Would you pay $150 to be the first to see Christopher Nolan's conclusion to his Batman trilogy at a midnight showing? Well, scalpers on eBay and Craigslist are hoping you will.

Advanced tickets for "The Dark Knight Rises" went on sale a week ago, and midnight shows quickly filled up, taking away opportunities from fans hoping to be the first to learn the fate of Gotham City and its Dark Knight. Since then, some of those tickets have gone back up for sale, with price tags inflated 80 percent in some cases, ScreenCrush reports.

A quick search on eBay revealed that not only are those reports true, but in some cases, the price has even gone up. The most common price is staying around the $150 mark, with tickets for the "Dark Knight Trilogy" marathon soaring even higher.


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Diane Keaton buys $5.6 million Pacific Palisades mansion

She is famed for flipping architecturally significant properties, but Diane Keaton has gone more mainstream with her latest acquisition.

The actress has purchased a modern, 10,018 square foot property in California's Pacific Palisades.

Keaton, 66, has previously owned the Alfred Newman estate in Pacific Palisades and the 1928, Lloyd Wright-designed Samuel-Novarro House in Los Feliz, among others.



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Amy Poehler being awesome, as always


The church of Amy Poehler was out in force Friday night at the 92nd Street Y, where the “Parks and Recreation" star appeared for an “Inside The Actors Studio"-like conversation with Caryn James, the novelist and critic for The New York Times.

The 92Y's main auditorium was sold out for the event, and Y-chromosomes were in short supply—the audience was perhaps 90 percent women, with nearly all seemingly born during or after the second Reagan administration. They were a representative sampling of Poehler's constituency, which is of a narrow but fervently devoted type: young, feminist, middle to upper-middle class, urban, white.

When Poehler strode onstage, she received rapturous applause. Smiling widely, Poehler returned the affection by holding her hands, chest-high, in the shape of a heart. Poehler seems genuinely taken by and grateful for her fans, and she treated them with a modest maternalism, dispensing advice, telling them not to be nervous, taking their requests graciously, and answering their bizarre questions:

“How do you make make [Poehler's husband] Will Arnett cry?" was one.

“Make love to him," Poehler answered.


Any celebrity-fan relationship is based on an illusion of intimacy, but what is unusual about Poehler and her fans is the convincing air of authenticity that permeates their interactions. The Bieber cult is mostly hormonal and adolescent; the Kardashians, while tremendously popular, are little more than mannequins, albeit with NASCAR-level corporate-sponsorship.

But Poehler, sans the marketshare of such A-listers, has a following based on something more personal and finely honed. Of course, she's spectacularly funny (she was especially so Friday night, constantly riffing for the hour-plus that she was onstage), but it's also Poehler's message of female empowerment, her apparent accessibility, and her brand of humor—pop culturally literate, a little folksy, oscillating between raunch and a cultivated naïveté—that create this sense of connection.

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Phillip Phillips' Post Op Post including Pheejun + Tour Photoshoots + More

Phillip Phillips made a brief appearance during the American Idol Tour press conference,  got serenaded, and talked to reporters.





Phillip Phillips's Surgery Recovery Had Him 'Going Crazy'

By Jessica Wedemeyer and Dahvi Shira

Wednesday June 20, 2012 02:45 PM EDT

After his long run on American Idol, you might expect winner Phillip Phillips to give anything for some rest – but as the small town singer puts it himself, it's possible to have too much of a good thing.

"I still love to sleep, but it's been kind of hectic," Phillips, 21, told reporters on Wednesday of his recovery process following the surgery he had earlier this month to remove kidney stones. "I've kind of been going crazy just looking at the four walls surrounding me."

Although he's finally been able to pick up a guitar again, the crooner says that's about the only activity he's been able to take part in since going under the knife.

"I haven't been able to do anything too much," Phillips told reporters while promoting the American Idol Live! Tour, which kicks off July 6 in Detroit. "I've just been laying in the bed [and have had] a couple nice dinners, but actually I haven't been able to do anything. I've just been resting and recovering."

Now that he's on the mend, Phillips is ready to rock during tour time.

"I'm pretty confident," he says. "I'm just going to have fun with it ... It's going to go well, I believe."


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Allie Gonino Gets Ambushed by Overeager Reporter While Helping Raise Awareness of Global H2O Crisis

The Lying Game's adorable Allie Gonino (Laurel Mercer) is a great sport as she gets ambushed by overeager interviewer Joe Hartzler in this video from the Thirst Project. Not to worry, it's all for a good cause! Allie is just one of the stars dedicated to raising awareness of the global water crisis through Project Thirst, an organization aimed at building fresh water wells in communities desperately in need of clean, safe water.


Like Allie, you can Take Part in this movement and bring the Thirst Project one step closer to building a well in Swaziland  not by donating money, but rather just a stroke of your keyboard. By clicking the "Take Part" button HERE and subscribing to Takepart TV, an automatic donation will be made to the Thirst Project by Take Part, and you will get exclusive access to the live stream of the celebrity-studded Thirst Project Gala on June 26. Sounds like a win-win to us!

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CBS is throwing Shade and doesn't care!



CBS ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF “DANCING ON THE STARS,” AN EXCITING AND COMPLETELY ORIGINAL REALITY PROGRAM THAT OWES ITS CONCEPT AND EXECUTION TO NOBODY AT ALL

Los Angeles, June 20, 2012 – Subsequent to recent developments in the creative and legal community, CBS Television today felt it was appropriate to reveal the upcoming launch of an exciting, ground-breaking and completely original new reality program for the CBS Television Network.

The dazzling new show, DANCING ON THE STARS, will be broadcast live from the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and will feature moderately famous and sort of well-known people you almost recognize competing for big prizes by dancing on the graves of some of Hollywood’s most iconic and well-beloved stars of stage and screen.

The cemetery, the first in Hollywood, was founded in 1899 and now houses the remains of Andrew “Fatty” Arbuckle, producer Cecil B. DeMille, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Paul Muni, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, George Harrison of the Beatles and Dee Dee Ramone of the Ramones, among many other great stars of stage, screen and the music business. The company noted that permission to broadcast from the location is pending, and that if efforts in that regard are unsuccessful, approaches will be made to Westwood Village Memorial Park, where equally scintillating luminaries are interred.

“This very creative enterprise will bring a new sense of energy and fun that’s totally unlike anything anywhere else, honest,” said a CBS spokesperson, who also revealed that the Company has been working with a secret team for several months on the creation of the series, which was completely developed by the people at CBS independent of any other programming on the air. “Given the current creative and legal environment in the reality programming business, we’re sure nobody will have any problem with this title or our upcoming half-hour comedy for primetime, POSTMODERN FAMILY.”

“After all,” the spokesperson added, “people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”

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First Dredd Teaser for the Teaser Trailer

Tease for the DREDD Teaser Trailer




The first trailer for Dredd is set to arrive tomorrow, but a 10-second tease has gone online. What can we learn from ten seconds? Pretty much nothing other than this action movie will have lots of action, and that Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) was negotiating, but negotiations are over. I’m eager to see the longer trailer, but I was already eager before seeing an ad for an ad.

Hit the jump to check out the teaser trailer tease. The film also stars Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey. Dredd opens in 3D on September 21st.



OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

Dredd takes place on a fictional Earth created as a result of the Atomic Wars. Survivors of this period are living in Mega-Cities, which protects its citizens from the Cursed Earth, a radioactive desert environment populated by mutants. The main story takes place in Mega-City One, where the police who are now called judges have the power to use police brutality to some extent to fight extreme murders. One man, Judge Dredd (Karl Urban), a senior law enforcement officer, teams up with a cadet called Judge Anderson (Olivia Thirlby) to track down a terrorist organization lead by Ma-Ma (Lena Headey), who is responsible for selling a reality-altering drug called Slo-Mo.

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Kitty's launching a label y'all



Katy Perry to Launch Her Own Record Label

At the age of 27, Katy Perry has already sent 11 singles to the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and sold 3.7 million albums to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. She's been an actress and will soon be hitting the silver screen with the July premiere of her 3D movie, "Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D."

Now she'll add an executive title to her resume -- the pop star revealed in her Hollywood Reporter cover story that she's in the process of launching her own record label. "I'm preparing for it now," Perry said of the as-yet-unnamed imprint. "And when this record label does come to fruition, I'm going to try and avoid the things that take away any fighting chance for an artist to have financial success."

Once the label is formed, Perry -- who has been signed to EMI's Capitol Records since 2007 -- will follow in the footsteps of fellow pop superstars Madonna, who started Maverick Records under Warner Music Group in the '90s; Frank Sinatra, who founded Reprise; and Prince, who created Paisley Park Records in 1985.

Perry also discussed her upbringing, divorce from comedian Russell Brand, upcoming 3D film -- which she helped to finance with her own $2 million -- and more in the interview.
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~I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay/Ain't it sad~

Turns out celebrities take full advantage of tax avoidance schemes. Osborne and co "shocked"
It's all been kicking off over the economy and it was only a matter of time before the media got all up in ce​lebrities' business in the hunt for some naughty celebrity perpetrators: 

Step forward Jimmy Carr, comedian, who in 2010 gave us this little rant on the shenanigans at Barclays Bank:

 

Prime Minister David Cameron today branded the tax arrangement of comedian Jimmy Carr "morally wrong" after it emerged he was using a scheme which allows the wealthy to pay as little as one per cent of their income.


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Summer Style and 50 Shades of Trey

Heartthrob Trey Songz gets steamy in a sexy photo shoot with French model Eve in Self Magazine. The photoshoot, entitled “50 Shades of Trey” mimics the very popular novel that is currently hibernating in most Vixens’ nooks–50 Shades of Grey.

Just at a simple glance, the crazy chemistry between the pair is out of control. Trey and Eve are pictured dancing, by the pool, at a bar, a rooftop lounge and more! Trey shared his favorite songs including Jay-Z’s “Show You How” and 2Pac’s “Ambitionz Az A Ridah.”

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NBC Prepares to Replace Ann Curry on ‘Today’

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NBC executives are readying a plan to replace Ann Curry on the “Today” show, only a year after she became the co-host of the iconic franchise.

The planning — which is taking place in secret and has not been finalized — is effectively an admission that all is not well at “Today,” the show that invented morning television 60 years ago and has inspired countless lower-rated competitors since. “Today” consistently ranked No. 1 in the morning ratings until this spring, when ABC’s “Good Morning America” beat it for several weeks.

Even before then, some at NBC were openly criticizing the co-hosting style of Ms. Curry, who succeeded Meredith Vieira last year, after spending 14 years on the show in a lesser role. Questions about her future have encircled the broadcast for months. Some staffers have placed the blame for the ratings woes on Ms. Curry and others have defended her.

Several weeks ago, network officials and Ms. Curry began to discuss a different job for her, according to people with knowledge of the negotiations, who insisted on anonymity because the matter was confidential. Those discussions have continued and are expected to be completed before NBC’s coverage of the Summer Olympics begins in late July.

Ms. Curry, who has not had a television agent for years, has hired a well-known attorney, Robert Barnett, to represent her in the negotiations, according to these people. It is unclear whether she has explicitly agreed to any arrangement that NBC has offered her in lieu of “Today.” But several people who know Ms. Curry say that she has been struggling with the idea of leaving the show for some time now.

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Conflicting shooting schedule interferes with Gubler's hosting gig

Following up from this post.



When Matthew Gray Gubler agreed to host our Fashion Show this year, he warned us that the shooting schedule for the film in which he is starring might interfere.

Unfortunately, as he learned last night, that is the case. We appreciate what Matthew has done for us this year, particularly for designing “Larry the Lung,” the mascot of the show and of our Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) educational program, a program especially dear to Matthew’s heart.


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RHOV's Reiko comes for Mary's Burger King crown



What the heck? Reiko Mackenzie has actually done something interesting?

Now don't get too excited and start thinking that on tonight's season finale of the hit Slice show The Real Housewives of Vancouver that the mother and martial arts enthusiast is going to stand up and pour a drink over Jody Claman's head.

I think that is as likely as Christina Kiesel not jerking at least one of the other Housewives' chains.

Nope. The interesting part is that Reiko has recorded a dance song called "Unstoppable."

Yes, the dojo-loving lady is signed to some label called Radley Records and her single will be for sale soon on Amazon.com.

I had a listen to the sample and, well, it is exactly what you would expect: An electronic orgy of hackneyed lyrics "You brought me to life . . . It was just a matter of time I knew your love was unstoppable."

But I have to say the album art is spectacular in a RuPaul kind of way.

Now, while Reiko acting up is unlikely in the finale I think it will be a safe bet that when the women lock horns tonight at Ronnie Seterdahl Negus's (insert the word fictional here) wine launch and then get together again for a final sit down that it will be Jody in the words of the network who helps to light the match for and "explosive finale to Season 1."

Let's hope so.



Listen to the preview on Amazon The track is released on June 26.

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Fiona Apple performs at the Standard Hotel's Boom Boom Room and gets interviewed by Billboard

With the Empire State Building peeking over her shoulder, Fiona Apple delivered a raw, temperamental, and at times disturbing performance at The Standard Hotel's Boom Boom Room in New York Monday night. Apple walked out in a predictable outfit (fact: my colleague predicted it) defined by its severity -- a shock of bottle-red hair, combat boots and a skin-tight black dress clinging to her impossibly small waist. Gravelly voiced (though no worse for the wear) and wild-eyed, Apple made her way through a five-song set, consisting of older hits, save one song off her new album, "Anything We Want."

Apple's first album in seven years -- The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do -- dropped to rave reviews Tuesday. Perhaps fittingly, the prose used to describe Idler Wheel could just as easily apply to Apple's performance. Allison Stewart of The Washington Post found her "acoustic ballads with bared teeth, draped over skeleton frames of piano and oddball percussion" to be raw to the point of reveling "in [their] dissonance -- to a perverse extent."

With alternately jerky and seductive posturing, Apple pulled the Boom Boom Room as close to her as she did keep it at a distance --while violently emotional and present throughout her set, the 34-year-old artist felt as far away as ever.

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The rich continues to make you feel bad about your student loans



Jay-Z's wife Beyoncé Knowles spent £25million buying him a luxury aeroplane.

The singer's Father's Day gift to her husband is capable of taking 15 passengers and includes several features you would find in a house.

A source told The Daily Star: "Beyoncé thought this would be the perfect way to show Jay how much of a great dad he is.

"The Bombardier Challenger 850 has a flash interior including a cream leather living room, a kitchen, a bedroom and two bathrooms. Beyoncé bought a larger plane which can seat up to 15 people so that they could take trips with their extended family."

Beyoncé, 30, gave birth to the couple's first child, a daughter called Blue Ivy Carter, in January this year.

She recently revealed the inspiration for her and Jay-Z's baby's name came from a poem written by Rebecca Solnit.

This extravagant present is not the first time she has spent a large amount on her husband.

A few months ago she gave the 42-year-old hip-hop mogul a £300,000 blue sapphire ring for being supportive all throughout her pregnancy.

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Halle Berry ordered to pay baby daddy $20,000/month in child support



Some of Halle Berry's "New Year's Eve" money will be going to baby daddy Gabriel Aubry, because a judge has just ordered the actress to shell out nearly a quarter of a million bucks a year in child support.

Lawyers for Halle and Gabriel were in court Monday, and sources connected with Gabriel tell TMZ ... the family law judge ordered Halle to pay Nahla's daddy $20,000 a month.

Although Nahla is 4, until Monday there was never a child support order issued by a judge, but now one is in place.

We're told both sides are still at war, and they will soon be battling in court over whether Halle can take Nahla and move to Paris.

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carey mulligan is a nice person.

Carey Mulligan urges public to help beat dementia

Actress Carey Mulligan is urging members of the public to put on their walking shoes and support Memory Walk. In its eleventh year, Memory Walk is Alzheimer’s Society’s biggest annual fundraiser. Events will take place around the UK throughout September.



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Kandi Schools Bethenny Frankel On ‘Sex’ In The Black Community: ‘It’s Very Hush Hush’

Dildos and vibrators on daytime television!? Yup, they went there!

Real Housewives of Atlanta star turned Entrepreneur Kandi Burruss brought a little bit of her ‘Kandi Koated Nights’ to daytime TV this week when she stopped by fellow Bravo housewife Bethenny Frankel’s new talk show to discuss one of her favorite topics: SEX. The two managed to keep it classy and PG-13 as they talked about sex being a taboo subject among African American women and why most black men prefer to keep the toys OUT of the bedroom.

When Bethenny asked Kandi how she became a voice for black women who wanted to be more liberated when it comes to sex, she responded:  

"Well the crazy thing is I didn’t try to make it a race issue. I think because I’m black, obviously, I had alot of people come up to me and say “Did you realize you’re the face of black women being more liberated and talking about sex,” and I didn’t realize that until now. In our community, that black community, it is very hush hush to talk about sex. Everything is hush hush, like you can’t talk about that."
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Who Is Threatening Brandi Glanville?



BEVERLY HILLS (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Brandi Glanville is battling an alleged blackmail lawsuit threat today. Brandi Glanville (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) tells fans that she has been allegedly threatened with a lawsuit which she claims is blackmail. Glanville does not mention the sender of the message.

Over the last year, Glanville has won fans for her outspoken nature and often non-filter approach to situations. Within the last hour, however, Glanville has turned to fans to reveal shocking new legal threats against her.

Glanville says “Lawyers are bullies too. Someone is threatening to sue me for telling the truth.” To that message, she added the hash tag “#hidebehind$andlawyers”. Glanville is not stating who purportedly is hiding behind lawyers.

But Glanville was quick to tell news that matter does not concern her ex-husband. She detailed that that lawsuit threat has “nothing to do with my Ex btw”.

Glanville deems the threat as alleged blackmail. “Is it blackmail if big bad lawyers threaten my bffs career if I don’t shut my mouth about them? #yesitis” She remarked.

Glanville said she would not turn off her filter because of threats from others. “When in doubt take it to twitter! I have no filter and no secrets as @darinharvey told me this am.”

Glanville is not specifying who sent her the threat.

Last month Brandi accused Adrienne of feeding negative stories about her to the media. The BFF is probably Sober House's Jennifer Gimenez.

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Jim Carrey Moves On From 'Dumber' Sequel



No one was more excited about the planned Dumb and Dumber sequel than Jim Carrey -- but three months after director Peter Farrelly confirmed that both original stars would reprise their iconic roles, ETOnline has exclusively learned that Carrey has exited from the project.

According to sources, Carrey grew increasingly frustrated by New Line and Warner Brothers, who he felt showed a lack of enthusiasm regarding the project.

A sentiment seemingly reinforced by a statement exclusively obtained when ETOnline reached out to the actor's publicist for comment. In addition to confirming the story, Carrey exclusively tells ETOnline, "I would have thought Dumb and Dumber To was a no-brainer, after all it's implied in the title."

While the future of Dumb & Dumber To is now unknown, Carrey's fans can rest easy knowing the actor will be back on the big screen next year in New Line and Warner Brothers' The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.

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Beyoncé Pens Open Letter To Blind Fan Timmy Kelly



Beyoncé has written an open letter to one of her fans, Timmy Kelly, who was born blind and with cerebral palsy.

The 'Run The World (Girls)' singer met Timmy for the first time when he was 13 backstage at the Grammy Awards. Timmy almost brought Beyoncé to tears when he sang her hit "Irreplacable," and she has remembered him ever since.

After finding out that 18-year-old Timmy has graduated from high school and has been accepted to college, Bey has written an open letter congratulating him on his achievements.
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