July 24th, 2012

Dagger - IX
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For those that cared, Final Fantasy Versus XIII is still alive and (somewhat) kicking!


Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy Versus XIII remains in development.

A comment from Yoichi Wada has been provided in light of recent rumors that suggested work on the title had ceased, with various elements now being retooled for Final Fantasy XV.

On Twitter he laughed at rumors of Versus XIII’s cancellation, going on to say that today the team just finished their regular staff meeting on the game, which included a presentation on some of the game’s towns that he took part in.

“It seems someone is spreading a false rumor about Versus being canceled. Heh, just a few moments ago a regularly scheduled meeting for Versus ended. If you were to see the city etc. presented today, you’d wouldn’t be able to stand from surprise, lol.”

So there you have it. Straight from the top.

Source: 1, 2

Well, at least we know something is going on, now hopefully the FF tag on tumblr can go back to giving me pretty pictures.
Pole dancer!Kain for your time~

George Costanza pwns the "patriots"

The "Seinfeld" actor takes to Twitter to call for a ban on assault-style weapons

Jason Alexander, the actor famous for playing George on “Seinfeld,” posted a long argument for a ban on assault-style weapons on Twitter Sunday:

I’d like to preface this long tweet by saying that my passion comes from my deepest sympathy and shared sorrow with yesterday’s victims and with the utmost respect for the people and the police/fire/medical/political forces of Aurora and all who seek to comfort and aid these victims.

This morning, I made a comment about how I do not understand people who support public ownership of assault style weapons like the AR-15 used in the Colorado massacre. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AR-15

That comment, has of course, inspired a lot of feedback. There have been many tweets of agreement and sympathy but many, many more that have been challenging at the least, hostile and vitriolic at the worst.

Clearly, the angry, threatened and threatening, hostile comments are coming from gun owners and gun advocates. Despite these massacres recurring and despite the 100,000 Americans that die every year due to domestic gun violence – these people see no value to even considering some kind of control as to what kinds of weapons are put in civilian hands.

Many of them cite patriotism as their reason – true patriots support the Constitution adamantly and wholly. Constitution says citizens have the right to bear arms in order to maintain organized militias. I’m no constitutional scholar so here it is from the document itself:

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Source: Jason Alexander's Twitter/Salon - http://www.salon.com/2012/07/22/jason_alexanders_amazing_gun_rant/
This. Is. AWESOME.

Ps. The captcha for Tinypic when posting this pic was "Metropolis". Uhhh....

Jyn, Rogue One

An Inquiry Into the Very Public Private Marriage of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise

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What Was That? Part I
Four months before Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom Cruise, the couple walked into the Mark Taper Forum, in downtown Los Angeles, to see a performance of Clybourne Park. A thirty­something film marketer in the audience, out with his ready-to-burst wife for one last pre-baby hurrah, turned to her and said, “If he sees you, he’ll talk to you, because you’re pregnant.
“Because that’s what Tom Cruise does,” the husband says. “He helps people.”
Sure enough, at intermission, as the expectant mother stood in line for the bathroom, Cruise told her to go ahead of them. “Katie looked great,” says the husband. “Cruise looked like a tourist: dumb designer jeans and a white button-down shirt and J.Crew earthy-type shoes. He has amazing posture. He walks on his tippy toes. He seemed to be maximizing his height with each step.”
Cruise and Holmes stood in a darkened area near the bathrooms. “Everyone’s just staring at them. And he and Katie were extremely touchy-feely. They’re giggling. He was kissing her. And everyone’s like, Wow, this is real—because no one believes it’s real. But if they weren’t real, why would they be all over each other? Everything they do in public is over-the-top. But there was practically no audience. There were only five people waiting for the bathroom.”
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PLUS: GMA airs video footage of Janet & Randy Jackson bum-rushing MJ's kids as they get out of their car -- then filming them (Monday):

UPDATE: "TJ Jackson, the 34-year-old son of Michael Jackson's brother Tito, is having his lawyer draft legal docs in a bid to become temporary guardian of MJ's 3 kids, TMZ has learned. [...] We're told TJ has often acted like a parent to the kids and they love him. Just 15 hours ago, TJ tweeted to Paris, 'I know it's completely unfair for them to do this to you and your brothers. We will keep trying. I love you.'"

Katie Holmes on the cover of C Magazine + a magazine interviewer wonders if she ruined Katie's life

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Katie Holmes seemed relatively at ease on June 27, just one day before she blindsided Tom Cruise by filing for divorce after five years of marriage. The Romantics actress, 33, was being interviewed for C's September issue six days after she participated in a sultry photo shoot for the California lifestyle magazine.

"Going back over the tapes, there were signs: Holmes was certainly very aware of herself, laying a couple cards on the table but never showing her whole hand," senior editor Kelsey McKinnon, who interviewed Holmes, tells WWD. "Most noticeably, the one name decisively absent from her lexicon: Tom Cruise. She never actually refers to him by name over pages and pages of transcription."

When McKinnon asked Holmes if having Suri, 6, brought her and Cruise, 50, closer together, the Ohio native became flustered. "I don't know. I mean. . . I don't know," Holmes responded. "People have been having babies a long time."

Regarding her future, Holmes told the magazine that she is "ready to take on some more challenging roles."

"I feel like I worked so much at such a young age that I really wanted to have life experiences. I feel more balanced and like I have more to bring to the table," she explained. "I always felt like I wanted to catch up [in my personal life] to what I was doing [in my career]."

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So long, Batman

So Long, Batman

With today’s release of The Dark Knight Rises, many a diehard fan will say farewell to Christopher Nolan’s thoughtful Batman trilogy, a series that retooled the comic-book-hero story for contemporary times. In the below exclusive foreword from The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy, which is also released today, Nolan reminisces about working with Christian Bale, the makeshift beginnings of the Tumbler, and bringing Bruce Wayne’s story to life. Plus, behind-the-scenes photos from the sets of all three films.

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TIFF '12 Film List Announced

Anna Karenina

Cast: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson
Keira Knightley re-teams with director Joe Wright (Atonement) for this visionary adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel about a society woman torn between loyalty to her husband and the desires of her heart.


Cast: Bryan Cranston, Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Alan Arkin
Academy Award® winner Ben Affleck directs and stars in this based-on-fact thriller about a CIA "exfiltration" expert who concocts an outlandish plan to get six stranded Americans out of Tehran after the 1979 invasion of the American embassy — by having them masquerade as a Hollywood film crew.

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i will be reliving tiff '07 and meeting zac again. and ryan is going to be there?! so many awesome films! fuck i'm imploding

Lou Reed, John Zorn, MGMT and more collaborating with Joshua Light Show for NYC performances in Sept

Joshua Light Show is in residence at the NYU Skirball Center from September 13-15. The crew of visual artists will be joined by a different set of musicians each night. The lineups include minimalist composer Terry Riley with guitarist (and son) Gyan Riley, avant-garde heavyweights John Zorn, Lou Reed, Bill Laswell and Milford Graves, and percussionist Evelyn Glennie with experimental harpist Zeena Parkins. The final show features Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden aka the members of MGMT. Tickets are on sale.
The bill here has the members of MGMT billed individually, but they'll be performing as a band at Osheaga Fest on August 3 in Montreal, and at Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza in Bethlehem, PA, on August 5.

The Joshua Light Show @ NYU Skirball Center:
September 13, 7:30pm: Evelyn Glennie / Zeena Parkins
September 14, 7:30pm: Terry Riley / Gyan Riley
September 14, 10pm: John Zorn / Lou Reed / Bill Laswell / Milford Graves
September 15, 7:30, 10pm: Ben Goldwasser / Andrew VanWyngarden

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Britney Spears makes for a feisty ‘X Factor’ judge

BEVERLY HILLS — Fox’s “X Factor” introduced new judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato to the media Monday, and the message was clear: This year, gosh darnit, we’re having fun.
Spears and Lovato didn’t say that themselves. They mostly talked with great tact about how happy they are to be on the show.
“I can’t believe the opportunity,” said Lovato, who said she always adored head judge and show mastermind Simon Cowell.
“For me, this is a chance to give back and help young talent realize their dreams,” said Spears.

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Top 12 LGBT Movies you need to see, as picked by Film Fest Organizers

Outfest, L.A.'s gay and lesbian film festival, ended on Sunday, reminding us that films about the LGBT experience serve an important role in the community, from teaching teenage boys and girls that it's alright to kiss other boys and girls, respectively, to connecting social activists with images supporting their issues of choice. Despite the occasional non-heterosexual character produced by Hollywood studios, these films tend to remain within the domain of "independent film," a genre rife with multitudes of low-budget projects of varying degrees of quality.

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What's your favorite LGBT Movie Ontd?
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and the drama continues - news roundup

TMZ has obtained a photo of Janet Jackson and Jermaine Jackson in a heated exchange at the Jackson family home-- shortly after Sheriff's deputies responded to an alleged battery there on Monday afternoon.
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Katherine Jackson is alive and well in Arizona, though she's playing her cards close to her vest.
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so she's okay to see people, among them her granddaughter Stacy, but not allowed to call her other grandchildren to let them know she's okay? seems legit.
btw: people say that's Janet's bodyguard in the pic. so she seems to be there

Jermaine, Randy and Janet Jackson have been barred from their mother Katherine's Calabasas home after attempting to remove their brother Michael's three children from the house on Monday, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
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Meanwhile Paris tweeted this:

and Tito's son TJ replied

Sources: 1, 2, 3, Paris' twitter, TJ's twitter

The WB Plans To Make A Donation & JGL's Statement

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Warner Bros. is making a "substantial" donation to victims of Friday's shooting rampage in Aurora, Colo., during a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises."

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In the days following the horrific shooting in Aurora, Colo., which has left 12 dead and 58 injured, another cast member of "The Dark Knight Rises," Joseph Gordon-Levitt, has spoken out about the tragedy.

On Monday, Gordon-Levitt, who plays a police officer in the film, expressed his condolences on Twitter, writing:

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GQ Responds to Joseph Gordon Levitt


This week, after GQ's August profile of Joseph Gordon-Levitt hit newsstands, the actor took to his Tumblr page to challenge the accuracy of the magazine's description of the death of his older brother, Dan, on October 4, 2010. Joseph Gordon-Levitt wrote,

"Using the word “alleged” technically allows the writer to say whatever she wants.  The “allegations” to which she must be referring were made by a handful of gossip websites.  They are factually incorrect according to the coroner’s office and the police department.  I don’t like publicly speaking about my brother’s death, but I’m making an exception to correct this irresponsible claim.

By the way, while I asked the writer not to dwell on how he died, I did say quite a bit about how he lived, and how much he means to me.  Dan was a brightly positive, genuinely caring, and brilliantly inspiring person, and I liked the idea of such a wide readership learning about him.  My parents and I are disappointed with what the article chose to focus on regarding this sensitive subject."

Because the writer, Amy Wallace, and her editors understood the pain Dan's passing caused the Gordon-Levitt family, the story sought to be respectful—and brief—in the way it described his death, which GQ felt was a relevant fact in Joseph Gordon-Levitt's biography. The story stated that Dan, 36, who was close to his brother and often collaborated with him, "died of an alleged drug overdose in 2010. 'It was an accident' is all Joe will say about that.' "

The magazine stands by its reporting, the facts of which are fully supported—and have been confirmed in detail—by the Los Angeles County coroner's office.


I understand why they would stand by the writer on the facts from the coroner's office. but it's still shitty imo. he obviously didn't want to talk about how his brother died, but how his brother lived. when you leave out everything good he said about his brother's life and only write about how he OD'd, i don't know how you think that's being respectful.

The Goop That Keeps on Giving! This Week's Featured Item - a $270 Hunk of Plastic!


This week’s addition to the GOOP marketplace comes with the sense of immense fashion-forwardness that you’ve come to expect but also immense sorrow. As I am sure you are well aware, there was an unspeakable tragedy which struck the lives of many, namely, Alexandra von Fürstenberg and her sister Marie-Chantal Claire. These two women are total goopspirations. They were not only born rich but married Mediterranean royalty! That's right, these sisters are both real live princesses! Suck it hard Kate Simpleton! I mean Middleton, you dowdy brunette bitch. Anyway, they, like most of us, have a shameful family secret…their oldest sister Pia…she…God, this is, this is so hard, um, she was unable to find a proper prince and ended up marrying a…commoner, a man who is but the heir to the Getty oil fortune with nary a national title. I know, I know, it’s tragic but it just goes to show that even the wealthiest, thinnest and goopiest among us are not immune to heart-wrenching tragedy. Luckily, the marriage dissolved in 2005 but nonetheless, Alexandra and Marie-Chantal must live everyday with the fact that some of their nieces and nephews are nothing more than filthy (rich) peasants.

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Modern Family DRA-MA! Contract negotiations hit a snag as the cast sues the studio

Modern Family‘s first Season 4 table read, scheduled for today, was cancelled at the last minute for fear that contentious contract talks would keep several cast members from showing, sources confirm to TVLine.

Multiple cast members of the ABC comedy are re-negotiating their salaries with the show’s production company, 20th Century Fox TV, and Deadline.com reports that the talks aren’t going smoothly. Modern’s adult stars – including Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet – allegedly have pooled their negotiation powers to achieve a desired salary increase, similar to what the Friends cast successfully did prior to Season 3 of that sitcom. And all of the adults — save Ed O’Neill — filed suit Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court to void their contracts, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Today’s gathering, a regular occurrence at which the cast would have run through an upcoming episode’s script for the first time, would have been difficult to make happen without those adult cast members in attendance.

The change in schedule is making news because although contract negotiations are often difficult, they rarely interfere with a show’s production. (As Deadline points out, Everybody Loves Raymond and Malcolm in the Middle are notable exceptions.)

The Emmy-winning Family racked up 14 new nominations earlier this week, including its third for Outstanding Comedy Series.

Ann Coulter LOL

Proud Upstanding Black Women

‘Love & Cigarillos: Ratchetlanta’ Episode 6 Sneak Peek

Allow this post to serve as a reminder to set the closed captioning option on your television, because Joseline Hernandez and her verbs are ready to storm your screen! On tonight’s episode of ‘Love & Cigarillos’ the scripted storyline gets even juicer.

Is Karlie Redd going to duckwalk on Mimi Faust’s face for not having her back her back with that Kroger Michelle situation? Will Shay “Don’t Call Me Buckeey” Johnson successfully snuggle up to Momma Dee’s boonk and Hennessy smelling ass?

Whatever the outcome, rapper Waka Flocka Flame’s mother Debra Antney makes her television debut. Her presence will make you pray for thanks, and her edges will force you to lower your own caskets, as all life previously obtained will cease to exist for the glory that comes from her pores! Get into the sneak peek below.

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Matthew Lewis and Lily Loveless in a music video for A Band of Buriers

Former Harry Potter star Matthew Lewis has teamed up with ex-Skins actress Lily Loveless for a new music video.

The pair star as a couple whose love takes a sinister turn in the video for 'Filth' by A Band of Buriers.

Shot in rural Gloucestershire, the video was written by Rob Hayes and directed by Blake Claridge.

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The trio and now Neville; who'll be in a music video next?

Sherman Hemsley dies

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Sherman Hemsley, the actor who made the character George Jefferson famous in "The Jeffersons," has died, El Paso cops tells TMZ.

Hemsley died at his home in El Paso, Texas.

Hemsley, who was 74, became famous during his appearances on "All in the Family." The spin-off, "The Jeffersons" was a monster hit. He also starred in the TV show, "Amen." He was also a professional singer and even released the single in 1989, "Ain't that A Kick in the Head."

Hemsley had no wife and no kids.

Sources tell us ... it appears Hemsley died from natural causes.


Anne Hathaway: The Best Catwoman Yet?

(Yes, according to this guy)

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The critical reaction to The Dark Knight Rises has been sharply divided between people who see it as a masterful conclusion to a trilogy that redefined superhero movies and those who found it a soulless Rube Goldberg Machine. But in between thundering fight scenes and ponderous monologues, there was a wicked glint of something tremendously fun: Anne Hathaway as the best Catwoman ever to grace the big screen.

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It was all out war at Katherine Jackson's house in Calabasas Monday ... complete with slapping and punching ... TMZ has learned.

We now have details about the incident.  Sources who were there say two SUVs with RandyJermaine and Janet inside, followed a car driving Michael Jackson's 3 kids inside the gates.  We're told Randy, Jermaine and Janet did not have authority to enter.

Once on the grounds, we're told MJ's 3 siblings tried to strong-arm Paris, Prince and Blanket.  Their mission was to get them in an SUV and take them to Arizona, where Katherine has been staying.

Our sources say at one point Janet tried to grab a resistant Paris' cell phone, a scuffle ensued and Janet slapped the teenager, screaming, "You're a spoiled little bitch!"  We're told Paris fired back with her own slap and told Janet, "This is our house. Not the Jackson family house. Get the f**k out!"

At the same time, we're told Trent Jackson, who was at the house, tried to stop an aggressive Randy and Jermaine.  We're told Trent put Randy in a headlock and punched Jermaine in the mouth.


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Matthew Gray Gubler featured in social film project "The Beauty Inside"

Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., and Intel Corporation today announced a creative collaboration to deliver a second social film project titled “The Beauty Inside.” Additionally, a global online casting call has been issued to audition for the part of the main character as part of the film experience.

Starring Topher Grace (“That ‘70s Show,” “Spider-Man 3” and “Valentine’s Day”) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”) and directed by Sundance award-winning director Drake Doremus (“Like Crazy”), “The Beauty Inside” is a blockbuster-class experiment in social entertainment, brought to life by leading minds in Hollywood, technology and social media.

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C. Bale Visits The Victims In Aurora

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Christian Bale, star of the Batman films, is in town visiting victims of the Aurora movie theater shooting, Warner Brothers officials confirmed.

"Mr. Bale is there as himself, not representing Warner Brothers," said an assistant for Susan Fleishman, executive vice president for Warner Brothers corporate communications.

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Christian Bale, star of the Batman films, met at the Medical Center of Aurora on Tuesday afternoon with seven patients injured in the mass shooting that occurred during a midnight showing of his new film.

Bill Voloch, interim president of Medical Center of Aurora, said Bale spent about 2½ hours at the hospital, where he met with five people still being treated for their injuries. Two others came from Swedish Medical Center to meet Bale, who stars at Batman in "The Dark Knight Rises. "The patients were really happy to meet Bale," Voloch said. "They are obviously big fans of his movies. They wanted to see Batman and were really pleased to see Bale."

Bale and his wife, Sibi Blazic, also met with a number of doctors, Aurora police officers and emergency medicial technicians who were first reponders when Holmes allegedly killed 12 people and injured 58 others at Century Aurora 16 theater early Friday morning.

Bale spent about 10 minutes with each person.

"It was good for the patients," Voloch said. "We hope it was therapeutic for them, and all the staff really appreciated him coming."

Voloch said Bale notified that he wanted to visit the injured, but asked that media not be notified.

"He just wanted to meet with victims and police." 

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers to play Dracula in new series

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is to star in the title role in NBC's new drama series Dracula.

The network has ordered a ten-episode run of the show, which is also being produced by UK channel Sky Living, reports Deadline.

Dracula, which was bought by NBC in January, is set in the 1890s and has been described as "Dangerous Liasons meets The Tudors."

It follows the iconic vampire as he arrives in London seeking vengeance against those who wronged him hundreds of years ago, all the time pretending to be an American entrepreneur extolling the virtues of modern science.

However, his plans go awry when he falls in love with a woman who appears to be the reincarnation of his dead wife.


I saw his name trending on twitter and thought he was dead/arrested again. Sorry, JRM. But hurrah, you have a career again!

Lindsay still drinking, still can't apply self-tanner

Leave it to Lindsay Lohan to cause a stir simply by stepping out to dinner.

The troubled starlet donned an electric blue maxi dress and matching heels Monday night as she shuffled her way into trendy eatery Mr. Chow for a bite to eat.

Lohan, 26, showed off her toned tummy in the cutout getup, and accessorized with a few simple chain necklaces and turquoise drop earrings, her auburn hair swept up into a high ponytail.

And Lohan wasn't alone.

The "Liz & Dick" actress dined with a mystery male friend, who towered over Lohan and wore a dark cap on his head.

At the end of the night, Lohan exited the restaurant sipping from what looked like a cocktail glass.

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Gurl no.

Kat Stacks Wurr U Been Gurl

It’s Kat Stacks B-tch! Aren’t we glad that is a thing of the past.

Two years ago, a Miami chick by the name of Kat Stacks shook up the game when
she came onto the scene blogging and making videos about all of the rappers she
slept with while throwing names around like Bow Wow, Nelly, Soulja Boy,
Fabolous, Lil Twist and more. Her shenanigans resulted in twitter beefs with
Chris Brown, Carmelo Anthony and The Game, while she bragged about rappers
courting her and sexing people up for money. Her quick internet fame got her
mentioned on radio stations across the nation, the BET Hip Hop Awards and all
over blogs for months before she was arrested and thrown in jail after a few
club promoters set her up after a failed club appearance.

Now that she’s been in jail since November 2010, she claims that she has had
some time to think things over and has changed her evil ways. She caught up with
XXLMag.com recently and told them she’s let go of the ‘Kat Stacks’ persona and
is hoping that she is given a second chance so that she can help young girls
that are in her shoes. She also admits that she set Soulja Boy up by circulating
a video that showed ‘cocaine’ in his hotel room and it was actually just crushed
advil. Sounds like someone is dealing with Karma!
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THE DARK KNIGHT SURPRISES: Señor Bale Is A Changed Man Thanks To Taquita

Superhero style: In the Dark Knight Rises, Christian Bale dons the Batsuit for the final time

Tough Batman star Christian Bale used to be an interviewer’s worst nightmare. Surly, monosyllabic and dodging all personal questions, his shell proved tougher to crack than the Caped Crusader’s Kevlar Batsuit.

When we last met, 18 months ago, he bristled and swore when I dared to ask how he got into character for a role. He snapped back: “I’m not on a couch having therapy!”

So imagine my surprise when I turn up at a Beverly Hills hotel to find Bale, 38, dressed in a sweater and slacks, smiling happily for photographers and actually cracking gags.

Can this be the same Christian Bale who was arrested for allegedly assaulting his mother and sister just four years ago? And is this the man whose foul-mouthed rant at a crew member who broke his concentration on the set of Terminator Salvation was immortalised on the internet?

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Granny Are You OK? '12


Randy Jackson: MJ Executors are 'Criminals'

Randy Jackson just came out swinging against the people in charge of the Michael Jackson Estate -- claiming the executors are "criminals" who falsified documents for their own personal gain ... but it's looking like Randy's plot is quickly crashing and burning.

Jackson just spoke with Al Sharpton on MSNBC's "Politics Nation" ... and tried to explain why he and his siblings are trying to overthrow John Branca and John McClain.

"We feel there is criminal misconduct," Jackson said ... claiming the executors had a hand in faking MJ's will ... and Randy believes he can prove it because Michael was in NY on the day he supposedly signed the document in L.A.

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The Insider's Kevin Frazier sat down with three of Michael Jackson's siblings to discuss the latest family drama involving Jackson matriarch Katherine Jackson and the pop star's three children.

When asked about the current whereabouts of his mother, Marlon Jackson said the recent explanation given by authorities is not adequate. "That's not good enough for me," he said. Last weekend, a relative reported that Katherine Jackson was missing and was cut off from contact with Michael's children. Authorities eventually made contact with Katherine, who was staying with family members in Arizona, and they verified that she was safe.

"All I know is there's somebody who made the decision that my mother cannot talk to me, and whoever that person is, they've got to answer to me," Marlon told Kevin, without specifying individuals involved. "Because I'm going to see my mother and I'm going to bring her home."

At that point, Marlon appears to get emotional before getting up and walking out of the interview and stating, "I'm going to get to the bottom of this, I am."

The incident comes just days after a relative reported that Katherine Jackson was missing and was cut off from contact with Michael's children. Authorities eventually made contact with Katherine, who was staying with family members in Arizona, and they verified that she was safe.

Keep checking back to TheInsider.com and watch The Insider for more of Kevin's interview with Marlon, Tito and Jackie.


Marlon was one of the ones who DID NOT sign the papers about the estate and will.
michelle williams: coy

Jason Segel's romantic proposal

The actor enlists adorable Matilda to help him pop the question to Michelle Williams.

When Michelle Williams retreated to her hotel room after a long day promoting her new movie, Oz: The Great And Powerful, in San Diego, all she could think about was sinking into her king-size bed. The last thing she expected was to find boyfriend Jason Segel and six-year-old daughter Matilda waiting expectantly, the room scattered with her favourite purple flowers.

“Matilda was sitting on the bed, clutching a lavender bouquet,” reveals a close friend of Michelle. “It wasn’t until Michelle picked her up to give her a kiss that she saw a little note tucked among the blooms that read, ‘Will you marry me?’” The friend says it was no secret that Jason, 32, wanted to marry Michelle, so it was impressive that he managed to spring the proposal on her.

“He flew in from New Jersey with Matilda on Michelle’s last day at Comic-Con,” says our source. “It was tough making it a surprise because he’s been telling her from day one that he was going to marry her.”

The proposal is exactly how Michelle, 31 – who’s finally found love after the sorrow of losing Matilda’s dad Heath Ledger to an accidental drug overdose in 2008 – wanted it. “There was no big fanfare – it was easy breezy, just like the two of them are,” the friend says. The same laid-back attitude applies to the ring – or lack thereof.


Taylor Swift's Parents Split

When Taylor Swift was recently asked to describe the lyrics she'd written for her next studio album, she said: "They're sad, if I'm being honest."

We can exclusively reveal what's been upsetting the 22-year-old singer. After nearly 25 years of marriage, her parents have separated! And their breakup has really taken a toll on the young Grammy winner. "She's been going through a lot," a family friend informs Star. "The new album will showcase the pain of her parents' separation."

According to the insider, Taylor's mom and dad, Andrea and Scott, split a while back — sometime within the last two years but they were trying to keep their marital problems private. "The Swifts stopped wearing their wedding rings," continues the source. "They haven't filed for divorce because they don't want it to damage Taylor's career."

But ironically, Taylor's concert schedule may have been a major factor in the rift. "Andrea being on tour with Taylor full-time has really been hard on her relationship with Scott," says the source.

Taylor was recently quoted in US Vogue as saying "There's just been this earth-shattering, not recent, but absolute crash-and-burn heartbreak," she offers vaguely, "and that will turn out to be what the next album is about." People assumed it was about her most recent fling with Jake Gyllenhaal, but now we're not so sure.

this makes sense because her parents don't live together anymore Scott lives in the family lake house in Hendersonville and Andrea lives in the mansion Taylor bought for her in Nashville.  Sad if she blames herself though.

lyn-z: stomp

Laura Jane Grace: 'So I'm a transsexual and this is what's happening'

The lead singer of Against Me! talks frankly about her gender dysphoria, and what it was like to tell her bandmates, her family and her wife that she wanted to become a woman

           Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!: 'In a way, I'm grateful for the secrecy now.' Photograph: Ryan Russell           

It's a real challenge for a punk rocker to generate anything resembling actual shock nowadays. Thirty-five years after the Sex Pistols sang God Save the Queen, what seemed transgressive now looks practically quaint. It's been almost as long since sex-change surgery could work up much interest either. Even the tabloids have wearied of "gender bender" headlines about butch army officers turning into foxy chicks.

But when Rolling Stone hit the newsstands two months ago, the magazine contained a genuine sensation. Tom Gabel, lead singer of American punk band Against Me!, had an important announcement to make – to his fans, his industry, his friends and to most of his family. After 10 years on stage, thrashing out a fury of sweaty nihilism, the punk would henceforth like to be known as Laura Jane Grace. The 31-year-old married father was about to embark on a process of gender reassignment, both hormonal and surgical, and for all practical purposes should be regarded from that day forth as a woman. When Against Me! performed the very next night, its ubiquitously pierced and tattooed lead singer strode on to the stage in high heels and full makeup.

Last week Against Me! were playing in Oslo, and when I arrive I by chance run into the rest of the band in the hotel lobby. Heavy set, swaddled in black, a little bit socially awkward, they talk in amiable grunts punctuated by the word "awesome", a textbook rockers-on-tour ensemble. After some slightly stilted small talk, I get into the lift, step out on to a roof terrace, and come face to face with the most sweet-natured, articulate, nakedly vulnerable punk you are ever likely to meet.

Grace doesn't look like a woman, (did she really need to say that? rme) but then she only began taking hormones a month ago. There's a subtle feminity in her posture, though, and in the way her features soften as she talks. The twin impressions of apprehension and an eagerness to please are for a moment disconcerting – until you see just how extraordinary it must be to start telling a total stranger about the very thing she's been keeping secret for most of her life.

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Joaquin Phoenix And Marion Cotillard Revealed In Image From James Gray's "Lowlife"

After Joaquin Phoenix turned the press tour for writer-director James Gray's haunting romance Two Lovers into his own cultural experiment for the bizarre I'm Still Here, I suspected Gray would never work with the enigmatic actor again. But apparently their bond can overcome even the most peculiar publicity stunts, as the two have re-teamed for Gray's upcoming period piece set in 1920s New York.

In The Lowlife, Phoenix plays a sneering pimp who exploits a Polish immigrant's desperate need for funds to save her sickly sister, turning her into a reluctant burlesque performer. The Dark Knight Rises' Marion Cotillard plays this snagged stripper, while Jeremy Renner plays a charismatic magician she meets on the vaudeville circuit, who inspires her to hope for something more than the cruel life she knows.

The film recently wrapped its New York City shoot, and now The New York Times has revealed an early look at The Lowlife within a profile on Oscar-nominated cinematographer Darius Khondji (Evita). The still, seen below, features Phoenix looking pretty dapper for a pimp and Cotillard looking very conservative for a burlesque performer. But the frame is lovely with its shift in colors and stark foreground, proving a perfect tease for The Lowlife's eventual marketing rollout.

Cotillard has an unearthly beauty and an edgy charm that makes me eager to see her perform old-school burlesque, but I'm most excited to see Renner's intense energy channeled into a magician, and bound for conflict with Phoenix. While all this will have to wait until the film's eventual debut (no release date has yet been slated), I'm going to hope in the meantime that the film's marketing team will use the 1920s setting as an excuse to make The Lowlife's promo poster pop with vaudeville-styled flair.

Agger is Innocent



In April 2012, the Reds announced they would become the first football club in the world to open their doors for such unprecedented insider access and that they would be teaming up with FOX Soccer to participate in the groundbreaking new series.

Filming on the six-episode documentary began in May and the cameras will continue to roll throughout the club's tour of North America up until the team contest the first few matches of their 2012-13 Barclays Premier League campaign.


While I'm excited about this show, I'm going to be fucking gutted over the Kenny footage. It will also suck to see our former players leave. But my body is beyond ready for Stevie G. YNWA

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Mods, the video is showing perfectly for me and is still on Liverpool's YouTube page. I tried c&ping the link again. I hope it works this time. ):

Josh Hutcherson scheduled to play Nike 3ON3 charity basketball game

AUGUST 3, 6:30PM-8:30PM
Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE

In cooperation with AEG, Entertainment League Productions hosts the first annual Josh Hutcherson Celebrity Charity Basketball Game benefiting the *Straight But Not Narrow Initiative during the Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament.

Josh will take the court with a collection of celebrity friends to create a family-friendly, highly entertaining basketball event with the objective to raise funds and awareness for the Straight but not Narrow initiative.

*Meet and greet package is with Josh Hutcherson

$10 ticket - GA seating
$50 ticket - bleacher seating + meet and greet
$125 ticket - VIP courtside seating + meet and greet

Hope some LA ONTD members can make it!

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Batman comic delayed due to Colorado Shooting similarities

In an e-mail to retailers, DC Comics has requested that retailers delay the release of “Batman Incorporated” No. 3, by writer Grant Morrison and artist Chris Burnham.

In the e-mail, DC Entertainment said the company has decided to postpone the release of the issue for one month out of respect for the victims and families in Aurora, Colorado.

Artist Chris Burnham wrote his response in support of DC’s decision on twitter.

“Batman Inc #3 is going to be delayed a month due to some grim imagery that would seem wholly inappropriate given the Aurora killings,” he wrote. “It’s not just a Batman comic with guns in it. There’s a specific scene that made DC & the whole Bat-team say ‘Yikes.’ Too close for comfort.”

The comic, which was set for release Wednesday, will now be released on Aug. 22.

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Kristen Stewart cheats on Robert Pattinson with married director

The relationship between Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson has been rocked by the revelation that the actress had a brief fling with a married director, sources tell PEOPLE.

"Kristen is absolutely devastated," says one source. "It was a mistake and a complete lapse in judgment."

The hookup with Stewart's Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders occurred recently, the source says.

"She wasn't having an affair with Rupert. It was just a fleeting moment that shouldn't have happened," says the source. "She never meant to hurt anyone. She's a good person who just made a bad choice."

A rep for Sanders, who is married and has two children, could not be reached for comment.

[LOTS] Cara

Kate Beckinsale Covers Allure [August 2012]

With her new movie "Total Recall" set to hit theaters on August 3rd, Kate Beckinsale garnered herself a little added exposure by covering the August 2012 issue of Allure magazine.

The 38-year-old English actress donned an orange Calvin Klein Collection wool tweed dress while showing off her pearly whites for the Norman Jean Roy shot front page.

Meanwhile, highlights from Miss Beckinsale's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Allure!

On not feeling attractive until she was a 29-year-old:
"I didn't feel very attractive as a child, and actually I wasn't. Feeling attractive didn't come until I was 29 and with [my husband] Len [Wiseman]. Maybe it has to do with not having had a dad. I'd never experienced a father saying, 'Oh, you look good.' If you have a good relationship with your dad, you have a chaperone in your own mind. I love my stepfather, but it's different with a stepfather. I probably waited until I had that feeling with somebody who was so madly attracted to me that I could sort of relax and aim it at him. And then it kind of exploded, and all of a sudden I was the sexiest woman alive."

On not getting caught up with having been named 'Sexiest Woman Alive':
"I think the risk of being the sexiest woman alive is that you don't want to ever have sex again. You don't want to wear a bikini again. You want to wear some nice overalls and a trucker's hat. Anyway, you're only that for a year, and then you're done. You're old news. I don't know who it is right now, but it's not me."

On husband Len Wiseman:
"He's a very gentle soul," Beckinsale says of her husband, director Len Wiseman. "Everybody who's worked with him is sort of astonished by what a sweetheart he is. He doesn't yell. And, you know, directors of the kinds of movies he does normally have to yell at somebody just to blow off steam. I find it impressive that someone can have that much responsibility and pressure and never seem to take it out on somebody."

On avoiding risque material for her daughter's sake:
"Well, I haven't done an awful lot of nude scenes. And I've been somebody who has had a child for a very long time. Most of my peers don't have a 13-year-old. And it's embarrassing. My daughter said to me, 'You know, I'd really love it if you never said the word "vagina" in an interview again.' Whoops. I've just done it."

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The Hobbit to be a trilogy after all? Warner Bros. and Peter Jackson in advanced talks

Peter Jackson is looking to return to Middle Earth yet again.

Sources close to the production of The Hobbit say the filmmaker has concluded that he wants to turn his upcoming two-film adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien epic into a trilogy. That would require additional shooting that sources say could take place next summer for about two months in New Zealand.

Jackson teased the idea at Comic-Con on July 14, telling fans that he wants to shoot more footage. But since then, sources say that studio Warner Bros., Jackson, producer Fran Walsh and writer-producer Philippa Boyens began exploring the logistics of what it would take to make another movie. Those talks are said to have accelerated in recent days, with the studio on board if the right financial arrangements can be achieved. That includes securing new actor deals for the expansive cast as well as shoring up certain rights associated with the property (The Hobbit has a long a tortured rights history.)

“If we’re going to do it, we have to make a decision soon," says a source close to the production. "It’s strongly driven by the filmmakers’ desire to tell more of the story.”

The first installment, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, is set for release on December 14. The second film, called There An Back Again, is set to hit theaters on December 13, 2013. A third film would presumably follow in 2014, much the same way the films in Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy unspooled over three consecutive years.

“It’s about taking the chance to tell more of the incredible tale with the cast we have assembled," says a source.

Warner Bros. declined to comment.


Bane creator pleased with Tom Hardy portrayal

He told Philly.com: "Apparently, Warner Bros was pressuring Nolan to use the Riddler, which would have been too similar to the Joker.
"Plus, the Riddler, like the Joker and so many of Batman's villains, is no challenge against him in a mano-a-mano fistfight. Batman will wipe the floor with him in that situation.
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98 Degrees Reunion: Nick Lachey and Bandmates to Perform on 'Today' After 10-Year TV Hiatus

If you turned on top-40 radio in the late '90s, when the boy band craze reignited, chances are you heard one of these groups: the Backstreet Boys, 'NSYNC or 98 Degrees. After a lengthy absence from the spotlight, the latter group -- comprised of Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons -- is officially reuniting (to ostensibly reclaim the fleeting glory of their heyday).

The boy band, whose hits include "Because of You," "I Do" and "The Hardest Thing," will mark their first TV appearance in a decade on the Today show's "Summer Concert Series" Aug. 17. The next day, 98 Degrees will take the stage at the first annual Mixtape Festival in Hershey, Penn., performing on a roster including Kelly Clarkson, LL Cool J and The Fray.

The Grammy-nominated quartet is also in the studio working on new material.

"In the ten years since our last performance as 98 Degrees we’ve each achieved personal success and grown as individuals, while remaining a close-knit family," said a statement on Tuesday. "With so much to celebrate, this reunion is going to be one big party, so whether you tune in to the Today Show or join us at the MixTape Festival, everyone’s invited.”

98 Degrees soared to radio success after their breakthrough album, 98 Degrees and Rising, went quadruple-platinum in 1998. They later released the follow-up Revelation, a Christmas album and a compilation album called The Collection before going on hiatus in 2002.

Nick Lachey went on to become a reality star with then-wife Jessica Simpson in MTV's (doomed) Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica; he also put out two solo albums, 2003's SoulO and 2006's divorce album What's Left of Me. His sibling, Drew, appeared on ABC's Dancing With the Stars and Jeffre ran for mayor of Cincinnati in the past eight years.

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Who is the Princess of Pop (According to MTVLA)?

We know that Madonna is the queen. Who is the heir to the Throne of Pop? You decide with your vote!

I hope this post is as good as the boyband battle post lol.

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Bryan Cranston On 'Crisis Counselor': 'Breaking Bad' Star's First TV Appearance Surfaces

It's been an awesome week for found footage of "Breaking Bad" stars' first TV appearances. Thursday night, Jay Leno unearthed footage of Aaron Paul making his first TV appearance as an enthusiastic teenage contestant on "The Price Is Right," and now a video clip of "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston starring on an episode of the hilariously low-budget CHN/Lifetime drama "Crisis Counselor" has surfaced on Reddit.

"Crisis Counselor" is a mix between a fictionalized Jerry Springer-esque talk show scenario and televised intervention. In this clip from an episode entitled, "Bisexual Husband," which originally aired in 1982, Cranston plays a bisexual man named Sam who goes to a "family crisis counselor" to try to save his marriage after admitting to having an affair with a male lover.

Sporting shaggy hair and looking fresh-faced, Cranston looks more like Mark Wahlberg's "Boogie Nights" character Dirk Diggler than Cranston's diabolical "Breaking Bad" character Walter White. He lays out his character's predicament in an understated, calm manner: "The situation is this ... Three months ago my wife and I had a confrontation involving a relationship that I have had with another man. It wasn't something that has been very easy for me to face, and now that the cards are on the table ... I thought that enlisting your help, you might be able to shed some enlightenment on us all, and hopefully come to some resolutions as to how we might be able to save our marriage."

Cranston has had an illustrious TV career after his ignomious debut. He played Hal, the dad on "Malcolm In The Middle," for seven seasons on Fox before his star turn on "Breaking Bad" propelled him to three consecutive Emmy wins for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama series.


Chick-Fil-A Recalls Muppet Toys After Jim Henson Co. Slams CEO's Stance On Gay Marriage

The Jim Henson Company and Chick-fil-A battle is raging on.

Just one day after the Jim Henson Co. announced that it did "not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors" due to Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's admission that he was "guilty as charged" when it comes to his Christian stance on the definition of marriage, the fast-food company announced a "voluntary recall" of all Jim Henson Creature Shop Puppet Kids Meal toys.


A Chick-fil-A spokesperson to Business Insider, "Chick-fil-A voluntarily withdrew the Jim Henson kids meal toys nationwide because of a potential safety concern. This is unrelated to the Jim Henson announcement."

The recall sign (emphasis is our own) reads:

"We apologize for any inconvenience but as of 7/19/2012 Chick-fil-A has voluntarily recalled all of the Jim Henson's Creature Shop Puppet Kids Meal toys due to a possible safety issue. Please be advised that there have not been any cases in which a child has actually been injured, however there have been some reports of children getting their fingers stuck in the holes of the puppets. We are offering a substitution of a complimentary kids Icedream cone in its place until a replacement toy is available. Thank you."

The picture is at the top of Reddit under the heading, "Apparently Chick-Fil-A thinks lying is a Christian value."

A Florida location confirmed that they had been asked to pull all of the toys from the stores.

"Apparently they got three calls about hey, there's a complaint that kids are getting their fingers stuck in a hole in the toys," an employee explained. "We are erring on the side of being extra, extra cautious."

Although Chick-fil-A is not asking parents to return the toy.

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Sherman Hemsley Had An LSD Lab In His Basement

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Sherman Hemsley has died at age 74. You probably best know him as George Jefferson from The Jeffersons (or maybe Deacon Frye on Amen). What you probably didn't know is that Sherman was a huge fan of bug-out prog rock. How big of a fan? He danced to this Gentle Giant song on the Dinah! show in the 70s:

Yes, George Jefferson was a head. 

He wasn't just a fan of prog music - he actually cut an album with YES founder Jon Anderson. Called Festival of Dreams, it has never been released.

Hemsley was pretty evangelical about his prog obsessions. Besides dancing onDinah! (if someone has that video, please share!), he wore a shirt for the band Nektar while doing press. And he pulled every string he could to hang out with Daevid Allen of the band Gong. Allen later gave an interview to Magnet Magazine where he talked about the bizarre experience of visiting the short TV star and discovering the guy had an acid lab in his basement (which means if you were taking acid in LA in the 70s it may well have been coming from George Jefferson himself:

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RIP, Sherman. You never get strung out in heaven. 

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Black Celebrities News Roundup

His Awesomeness Laurence Fishburne Circling Pivotal Role In NBC's 'Hannibal'
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Laurence Fishburne (for those who don't know, he is married to Gina "HBIC Torres - OP) is returning to the small screen to join the cast of NBC's upcoming contemporary take on Hannibal, with characters from Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon novel.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Fishburne is circling the pivotal role of Jack Crawford, the agent-in-charge at the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI, who is tasked with tracking down a certain flesh-eating serial killer.

The project, written and exec-produced by Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller and slated to debut midseason, centers on the relationship between FBI agent Will Graham (played by Hugh Dancy) and his mentor Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen).

Kimberly Elise Pictures, Images and Photos

VH1 has ordered the Kimberly Elise scripted hour-long drama titled, Bounce, which co-stars newcomer Taylour Paige, Charlotte Ross, Logan Browninghas and Dean Cain.

Sanaa Hamri directed the pilot episode of a series that will focus on the lives and loves of a team of professional basketball dancers.

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Denzel Washington Is Sony's Choice To Star In Adaptation Of 80s Crime Series 'The Equalizer'

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Pretty Little Liars- "Stolen Kisses"Promo.

In the Pretty Little Liars Season 3 episode entitled “Stolen Kisses,” Aria will find herself coming face to face with Ezra’s super stunning and sexy classy mom Dianne Fitzgerald, and some startling truths about her main squeeze will be revealed. Plus, Hanna’s going to do something very nice for Mona and Emily will reconnect with Paige. Sneak a peek at PLL episode 3.08 in the episode stills and synopsis below!



Madonna's Malawi school to become a cemetery

Madonna at a ceremony to mark the start of construction of the Raising Malawi Girls' Academy in Chinkhota in 2010. It never got built. 

When Madonna came here to cut a ribbon and plant a tree at a groundbreaking ceremony in 2009, hopes were high for her $15m (£9.4m) elite academy for girls. Three years later, the site looks like a quarried mine, with little activity beyond footballers kicking a ball around.

Madonna's plan was scrapped last year without a brick being laid. NowMalawi has come up with an alternative plan for the eyesore. It will build a monument to national heroes on the spot where the singer once promised to change hundreds of young lives.

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Viola Davis on Barbara Jordan, Creating Opportunities for Black Actors, Beauty and Finding Herself

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Actress Viola Davis' story is a testimony of survival and self-discovery.

The woman who made you believe that Aibileen Clark was a real maid in 1960s Jackson, Miss., in the screen sensation "The Help" wants to change Hollywood from the other side of the camera. That's one reason why she's producing and starring in a movie about Houston political icon Barbara Jordan. You can hear the possibility in her deep, booming voice.

Davis, who earned her first Oscar nomination for the critically acclaimed "Doubt," visited Houston to speak at the closing dinner of the NAACP's annual convention. As she was writing her address about the importance of voting, Davis took a break to talk on the phone about her journey from abject poverty and personal insecurity to self-acceptance and success.

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A Chris Squared post

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Chris Hemsworth makes his way through the airport wearing all black on Monday (July 23) in Sydney, Australia.

That same day, Chris‘ The Avengers co-star and fellow superhero Chris Evansran into a doctor’s office for a dermatologist appointment.

Both Chris‘ upcoming superhero sequels have official titles and release dates! Mr. Hemsworth will star in Thor: The Dark World, out in theaters on November 8, 2013. Mr. Evans will star inCaptain America: The Winter Soldier, out in theaters on April 4, 2014.

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Jennifer Hudson's Ex-Brother-in-Law Gets Three Life Sentences

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Described by the judge as possessing a soul "as barren as dark space," William Balfour was sentenced Tuesday to three life sentences for the 2008 murders of Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew. 

"You have the heart of an arctic night," Cook County Circuit Judge Charles Burns told Hudson's former brother-in-law during the sentencing in a Chicago courtroom. 

Hudson, the first witness at the trial, sat in court next to her sister – Balfour's former wife and the mother of the youngest victim, 7-year-old Julian King – and dabbed her eyes with a tissue.

In a brief statement, Balfour, 31, who was convicted in May, said, "My deepest prayers goes out to Julian King." 

"I loved him," he said. "I still love him. I'm innocent, your honor." 

The judge later responded, "The fact that you can stand in court and tell us you love that child is an insult to all of us."


Jake T. Austin - Photoshoot & Interview

Congratulations on your Emmy nomination! What was your reaction like when you found out?
Thank you, I appreciate it. It's an honor. We're up against a lot of people that are our contemporaries, like the casts of "Good Luck Charlie," "Victorious," "iCarly." It's just really cool to be recognized.

"Wizards of Waverly Place" ended this year. What was the last day on set like?
The last day was a little emotional. Of course, we were going to miss it, but we were also looking forward to working on other things and growing older.

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