August 24th, 2012

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Amanda Righetti Expecting First Child!

Dariell Gaidar (Amanda Righetti) Pictures, Images and Photos

The Mentalist’s Amanda Righetti is expecting her first child with husband Jordan Alan, People reports.

Righetti wrote on Twitter, “Thank you all for the congratulatory well wishes.@jordanalan00 and I are very excited and looking forward to this new chapter in our lives.”

In addition to her role as Grace on The Mentalist, Righetti was previously seen on The OC and Reunion.

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Apparently she's due in the winter and the sex of the baby will be a surprise!
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'Suits' summer finale review plus a new love interest on the way



Here's the bad news: The "Suits" summer finale wasn't its best episode ever. The good news? It was still a fantastic end to a spectacular summer run that bumped "Suits" up to the top spot on our must-watch summer shows list. (More good news -- we don't have to wait until Season 3 to get more Mike and Harvey. The second half of Season 2 is expected to begin this winter.)

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YA Books on the Big Screen

Director Neil Burger Might Get ‘Divergent’ With Next Big YA Adaptation



While it’s easy to scoff and snipe at the recent explosion of young adult novels making it to the big screen, it’s also a huge mistake to do so. Of course The Twilight Saga is to be thanked (blamed?) for said explosion, but not every YA book slated to get a cinematic translation is Twilight - in fact, most of them aren’t. Case in point: Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” series. The planned three-book series is already two books down (that would be 2011′s “Divergent” and 2012′s “Insurgent”) with the final one on the way in the fall of next year (while it’s currently nameless, it would be insane to think it won’t be called “Resurgent”). Summit Entertainment snapped up the rights to “Divergent” before the book even hit shelves (and they also own the rights to “Insurgent,” wily beasts), and now it looks like they’re really getting a move on when it comes to getting their next big series to theaters. Collapse )
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The 25 Richest Black Actresses



Who are the richest black actresses in Hollywood? Several women on this list have not only been rewarded with great wealth for their talents, they’ve also received multiple Emmys, Academy Awards, Tonys, Golen Globes and more. But some might say it’s been a challenge for black women to get the financial recognition they deserve for their contribution to the entertainment industry. Even putting the race issue aside, women in general are often not paid as highly as their male counter parts. But that’s all changing. And these women are in some ways the trailblazers who are leveling the playing field not just for women, but for all minorities who dream of fame and fortune in Hollywood! So who are the richest black actresses in the world? Click the following image to view the top 11 and scroll below for the full list of 25…

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Interview with The xx

The xx will release their second album, Coexist, on September 10/11 via Young Turks. Following recently-surfaced footage of their new cut "Swept Away", the band has shared an intimate live clip of the record's lead-off track, "Angels", filmed inside a hotel room in Tokyo.



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The album leaked, did you liked it? I'm seeing them on Sept 29th, I'm very excited.

TYFYT :)

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Tyra Banks Strips Younger Costar Robert Evans



Tyra Banks helped strip her new "America's Next Top Model" costar Robert Evans of his clothes today on "Good Morning America" -- but is she doing the same in real life too?!

Rumors started spreading that the two were hooking up when the 38-year-old supermodel posted a photo of her and the much-younger Rob in Jamaica together earlier this summer.

Though the two have some good chemistry together and she clearly likes taking his clothes off, they swear they're just friends.

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B.o.B's 'Out Of My Mind' Video Features Nicki Minaj As A Stripping Doctor



Nicki Minaj's verse on "Out of My Mind" is fun because she basically mocks B.o.B. the whole time ("Couple hit songs, got you thinking you a hearthrob"). But maybe the infamous Pink Barbie felt bad after the fact. And maybe that's why she decided to strip and give him a lapdance in the song's music video.

Or she maybe just does that in every video. Oooohhh, HuffPo throwin' shade

Regardless, she stars as "Dr. Minaj" in the visuals, which feature B.o.B. as a mental patient. There are a few things that don't make sense in this video, but nothing is more confusing than the fact that the men in the video have to wear heavy riot gear.

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Tom Will NOT Pay Katie Spousal Support



Katie Holmes walked away with nothing other than rather modest child support in her divorce from Tom Cruise ... and we at TMZ have the breakdown.

Sources familiar with documents filed with the court tell TMZ ... Katie got no lump sum payout, which is consistent with the prenup which essentially shuts her out of Tom's $250 million fortune.

As for spousal support .... Katie got zip.

Katie will get money for child support, but it's way less than a judge could have ordered. According to the settlement, Tom must pay Katie $400,000 a year in child support. That comes to $33,333.33 a month. The money will be paid by electronic transfer.

Tom must pay Suri's support for the next 12 years -- until she turns 18. All tolled, that comes to $4.8 million.

Tom must also pay Suri's expenses, including medical, dental, insurance, education, college and extracurricular costs.

And ... both Tom and Katie agree that Suri will NOT attend a "residential school" from now through her high school years. Translation -- she can't be shipped off to boarding school -- Scientology or otherwise.

Katie could have gotten more child support under New York law if the case went to trial, but both she and Tom decided to settle quickly.

We reported early on ... Katie said she wanted nothing from Tom other than a divorce -- well that's exactly what she got.

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Talks to Join 'August: Osage County'



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The "Sherlock" star will join Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in TWC's adaptation of the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning play.

Benedict Cumberbatch, the Emmy-nominated actor who stars on the BBC America’s Sherlock, is in negotiations to join the cast of August: Osage County, the Weinstein Co.’s adaptation of the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning play.
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MTV gives good reviews to Triumphant

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Mariah Carey reached deep into her visual catalog for her just-released "Triumphant (Get 'Em)" video.

The boxing-themed clip features classic MC fashion looks — a body-hugging gown or two, a shimmering Vegas-ready mini and, of course, an abs-baring top with matching skirt, all in shades of gold.

The Nick Cannon-directed video(no wonder) follows the story of a young fighter (Meek Mill) as he enters the ring with his promoter (Rick Ross, wearing chinchilla) and his ring girl (Carey) by his side. As the two sit front row cheering him on, along with DJ Khaled (who, unlike Meek and Ross, isn't actually featured on the track), Meek attempts to take down his competition one right hook at a time.

As the video closes out, Meek is, well, triumphant over his competition, knocking out his opponent, much to the delight of his pals. In the end, the video is really all about Carey, who stands alone in the ring in her barely there skin-tight get-up, singing about overcoming adversity, while glitter falls from the ceiling.

The video was shot last month in New York City. The song is the lead single off her next studio album, due next year. It was co-produced by longtime Carey collaborator Jermaine Dupri as well as Bryan-Michael Cox and features collaborators like Mill and the Bawse himself.

"Meek adds an excitement, a newness to the record that is pretty rare right now," Carey said in a conference call with reporters earlier this month. "Working with Ross and Meek on the same record was incredible. Obviously, Ross is a star and everybody loves him. I'm a fan of his music. I really, really wanted to work with him. I love the tone of his voice. I think the contrast of his voice and mine would be something special. I always like to do collaborations that people might think are different."

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This is definitely a buzz single, look at the amount of hate and some tiny bits of love its getting. Totally ready for this era Mariah!
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Muppets, Fraggle Rock, and Sesame Street puppeteer, Jerry Nelson Passed Away Today...

Jerry Nelson, an American puppeteer who played Count von Count on Sesame Street and Gobo Fraggle on Fraggle Rock, has died. He was 78.

A tribute site for Jim Henson's The Muppets confirmed Nelson died Thursday, but no cause of death was given.

Nelson’s most famous puppet character was the Count, the Sesame Street citizen who teaches children how to count. As well, he gave life to Mr. Snuffleupagus and Grover’s customer Mr. Johnson.

Nelson also played Gobo Fraggle, the leader of the colourful band of creatures featured on the live-action TV series Fraggle Rock, which ran 1983 to 1987. CBC was one of the international co-producers of the hit children’s series, which was a music-filled romp that dealt with issues such as prejudice, spirituality and personal identity. Nelson also operated other puppets on Fraggle Rock.





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This just crushes my heart. I knew he had a lot of problems, which is why he retired, but man, R.I.P my childhood heroes. :(
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IRL Jon and Ygritte?


O.M.G. ... JON SNOW IS TOTALLY DATING YGRITTE!!!!!

TMZ has obtained a photo of "Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington on a dinner date with his smokin' hot redhead co-star Rose Leslie in London earlier this month.

The two were pictured holding hands and smiling at each other ... and sources inside the Rossopomodoro restaurant tell us they were even sucking a little face during the meal.


For those unfamiliar with "GoT" ... Kit's character and Rose's character have CRAZY sexual chemistry on the show ... with Ygritte constantly teasing Jon in a sexual manner. They even fell asleep together once, but it turned out to be a trick and she ran off ... lured him into a trap and got him captured by the Wildlings. They still might eventually bang though.

Still ... if Ned Stark found out about this, he would lose his head.

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If this is true, go get that lord's kiss, girl!
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yet another band bans Republicans from using their music; you'



Twisted Sister's Dee Snider has slammed Paul Ryan, the man recently chosen by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as his running mate.

During a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on Tuesday (August 21), Ryan opted to play the hair metallers' 1984 hit single 'We're Not Gonna Take It', something Snider and his bandmates have not taken kindly to.

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Michael Ealy's Next Moves, and Why He's Not Denzel

Catching up with the dreamy-eyed star on his new project, his lady fans, and why things have changed since Denzel



Oh, let’s go ahead and get this out of the way: Michael Ealy’s eyes. They’re … mesmerizing.

He jokes that if he had a dollar for every time someone has made mention of them, he’d be, well, you know the rest. But once you get past his praise-worthy peepers, you discover that Ealy is a brilliant actor who brings his impressive background in live theater to feature films and television. Next month, a feel-good indie film he shot two years ago – Unconditional – finally hits theaters; and really good news came earlier this month: he inked his first leading man role ever. The 39-year-old will star in a remake of 1986 film About Last Night (the original starred Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, James Belushi and Elizabeth Perkins; the remake will star Ealy, Joy Bryant, Kevin Hart [bleh] and Regina King). EBONY.com chats with Ealy about his films, his female fanbase and why he’s not interested in being the next Denzel Washington.

EBONY: Your picker’s pretty good. What’s your process like?

Michael Ealy: Me and my manager, we’ll debate nonstop about certain roles. I think you just have to have someone in your camp who you can bounce those kind of ideas off of, because I think if I had picked every movie that I wanted to do, I don’t know if you would say the same thing. So I can’t take all the credit. But at the same time, there’s times when you have to trust your instincts and just say no to a project, despite the fact that it’s looking good and it’s going to actually go and it’s going to actually shoot and you’re going to get a check. You still have to say no, because it’s not going to land the way you want it to land, it’s not going to push your career even further, it’s not going to add to your body of work.

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Ridiculous that he's leading his first movie at age 40, but better late than never. And I didn't know that about his stage background. Werk.

 
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People's Top Ten Celeb Quotes of the Week!



"Ours will just be a small orgy with family and friends."

– Hit & Run star Dax Shepard, on what his wedding to fianceé Kristen Bell will be like, to PEOPLE





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HAPPY FRIDAY, ONTD!  xoxo :-)

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Butternut Cumbersquatch "force fed" himself doughnuts for Parade's End role

The web’s legions of Cumberbabes (at least I think that’s the collective term they favour) are bound to be a bit miffed with long-dead author Ford Maddox Ford at the moment, because it’s due to the late novelist that their idol’s been fattening himself up.


Yes, thanks to Ford’s description of Parade’s End’s central character Christopher Tietjens as “fat,” the normally angular Benedict Cumberbatch apparently took to “force-feeding himself doughnuts” to put on weight in order to make his performance in tonight’s TV adaptation of the novel all the more authentic.


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I am looking forward to this quite a lot.  :)
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Emma Stone kissing Andrew Garfield on the beach



Andrew Garfield hit the beach in Malibu with girlfriend Emma Stone and a group of pals to celebrate his birthday earlier this week. He turned 29 on Monday and marked the occasion with a sandy day, during which Emma wore a funny shirt that read "Happy F*cking Birthday." They were back in the sun on Tuesday showing affection when Emma wasn't splashing around in the ocean on a boogie board. Emma and Andrew are enjoying downtime on the West Coast after wrapping up promotions for their Summer blockbuster, The Amazing Spider-Man, last month. Emma will be back on set soon, though, to take care of reshoots for Gangster Squad. She's also signed on for a new role in a Cameron Crowe-directed romantic comedy that will film next Spring.

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i know there was a post about andrew and emma celebrating andrew's birthday, but i'm pretty sure these pictures are all new.
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Adam Scott should play She-Hulk!



Scarlett Johansson might have some competition from Lizzy Caplan in the Avengers world.

Although the short film Item 47, which stars Caplan, hasn't officially debuted yet — it's one of the many Avengers Blu-ray extras, due out September 25 — the actress had fun riffing on the possibilities if her appearance in the one-shot S.H.I.E.L.D adventure could lead to to her suiting up as a Marvel superheroine.
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Nicki Minaj is getting 8 million + Keith Urban getting 3/4 million for American Idol

Nicki Minaj is closing in on a rich deal to join American Idol as a judge for Season 12, a source close to the Fox show tells The Hollywood Reporter. In addition, country star Keith Urban is nearing his own deal to join the panel.

Minaj and Urban have been in talks for weeks with Idol producers Fox, FremantleMedia and CORE Media Group's 19 Entertainment. THR first revealed last Friday that Idol wanted Minaj but the flamboyant rapper's Pepsi sponsorship was irking Idol partner Coke. Those issues have apparently been worked out and Minaj will receive around $8 million to join the show with additional allowances for wardrobe, hair and makeup. Minaj could sign on the dotted line as soon as today or early next week, adds the source.

Keith Urban, who told an Australian radio station that he was in talks to join Idol, has agreed to take a third seat for a salary of $3 to $4 million, according to the source. Former country contender Brad Paisley apparently dropped out of the conversation because he wanted to match Minaj's pay scale, which was a nonstarted with Idol brass. As also previously reported by THR, the show is looking to cut costs where it can, from production to talent.

Even with Mariah Carey's reported $18 million payday, the show is keeping in line with previous salary costs. Bear in mind that Simon Cowell was paid a whopping $35 million a year by the time he gave up his judge seat after season 9.

As for what the new names would bring to the show, Minaj is a fresh face with a true rags-to-riches story whose radio track record is hard to beat. She's also known for her wild, sometimes unpredictable behavior and outrageous style that boasts multiple stage personalities, one of whom is a British male (Cowell the hip-hop sequel?).
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Usher Raymond's Ex-Wife LOSES CUSTODY WAR


Usher's ex-wife Tameka Raymond just lost in the former couple's bitter custody battle -- TMZ has learned, a judge has awarded Usher primary custody of their two sons.

It's a shocking development -- considering both sides were trying to strip each other of custody. Tameka felt the singer was an absentee father who was too absorbed in his career to be a good dad. She also accused him of using drugs in front of the kids.

Usher argued Tameka was inattentive and irresponsible.

The ruling marks the end of an emotional custody trial -- involving wild accusations and name-calling ... Usher even broke down at one point on the witness stand.

But today, we're told a judge sided with the singer -- awarding Usher primary custody of the ex-couple's two sons, which means the children will be spending the majority of the time with their father.

Tameka still retains some custodial rights -- but the extent to which Tameka will be able to see her kids is unclear.

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'I have not had an affair with David Beckham': Katherine Jenkins denies ‘hurtful’ Twitter rumours

Katherine Jenkins has responded angrily to Twitter rumours that she had an affair with David Beckham earlier this year.

Rather than turning a blind eye to the ‘hurtful’ tweets – that accused Katherine of sleeping with David behind Victoria’s back – the singer decided to face the claims head on and speak out.





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Kelly Clarkson Covers 'No Scrubs'

During her concert at Bristow, VA's Jiffy Lube Live last night, Kelly Clarkson covered TLC's late 90's R&B classic "No Scrubs" as part of her "Fan Request" series. She even enlisted one of her band members to act as a backup dancer for the performance. Check out Kelly's cover of "No Scrubs" below.



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I was sad that she didn't pick me and my friend's request to do Robyn's "Call Your Girlfriend," but this was still amazing.
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Who Is Up For Eviction On Celebrity Big Brother?



List of Very Famous Celebrities

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino - Jersey Shore star
Rhian Sugden - Had sex-texting affair with married TV host
Danica Thrall - Professionally seduces men online for Amazon.com gifts / TV lesbian porn
Jasmine Lennard - Had affair with Simon Cowell
Samantha Brick - Internet troll / Daily Mail writer
Prince Lorenzo Borghese - The Bachelor USA star
Ashley McKenzie - Medal-free Judo Olympian
Cheryl Fergison - Eastenders soap actress
Coleen Nolan - Talk show panelist
MC Harvey - Cheated on Alesha Dixon, "claimed" to date Cheryl Cole
Julian Clary, Old gay comedian
Julie Goodyear, Very old soap actress
Martin Kemp, Old actor/musician



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Lance Armstrong banned for life, stripped of 7 Tour wins


The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has banned Lance Armstrong for life and stripped him of all seven Tour de France victories that helped make him an American hero.

The agency's action came one day after Armstrong decided not to fight the doping charges, saying "enough is enough" and refusing to recognize USADA's authority to sanction him.


In a release, USADA said his decision to skip arbitration prompted the immediate sanctions. He also must forfeit all results from Aug. 1, 1998, through today, which include the seven conseuctive Tour titles won from 1999 through 2005.


The agency said Armstrong received a lifetime ban because of "his numerous anti-doping rule violations, including his involvement in trafficking and administering doping products to others."


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ABC Family Orders Pilots From Jennifer Lopez and Gavin Polone

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ABC Family is banking on industry veterans for potential new series.

The cable network, home to Pretty Little Liars and Switched at Birth, has greenlighted two drama pilots: The Fosters (working title) from Jennifer Lopez and Socio from Gavin Polone, whose Jane by Design was recently canceled after one season.

From executive producer Lopez and co-creators Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige, The Fosters is a one-hour drama revolving around a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms Stef and Lena. Simon Fields and Greg Gugliotta will serve as EPs on the pilot to be produced by Nuyorican Productions and Prodco.

Nearly a week after fashion drama Jane by Design was axed, Polone will get another chance at ABC Family with a concept similar to Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game.

The Prodco-produced one-hour drama Socio centers on a charismatic 16-year-old alleged sociopath who recently reconnected with his two female best friends from childhood and becomes the prime suspect when a fellow student is murdered. Polone will executive produce, with Adam Milch (Greek) as co-EP and writer.

“We are thrilled to be producing such an exceptional and timely project with ABC Family,” said Fields of Nuyorican. “The show will entertain and provoke meaningful discussion about the contemporary definition of ‘family.' ”

“ABC Family continues to find and develop original programming that adds new dimension and depth to the storytelling we offer,” said Kate Juergens, the net's executive vp original programming and development. “Both these shows are headed by wonderful executive producers who know the millennial space well and know how to connect with audiences.”

The news comes after ABC Family renewed three series, including Switched at Birth and rookie comedy Baby Daddy, and ordered more Bunheads. Pretty Little Liars boss Marlene King is developing a TV adaptation of her 1995 movie Now and Then.

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The Fosters looks good, but idk about the other one. Plus, it's ABC Family.

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Perfection personified in a PSA



Earlier this month the New York Times endorsed the California Domestic Worker Bill of Rights that would to extend basic labor rights to domestic workers: the nannies, cooks, housekeepers and other caregivers who have long been excluded from many of the fundamental protections most other workers receive under federal labor law.

Now Actress Amy Poehler (SNL, Parks and Recreation) has taken the bill’s message and filmed a PSA in support of the passage of the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.


“Many people ask me how I balance it all and the truth is it wouldn’t be possible for me to do all those things without the help I get in my home every day,” Poehler says in the video. “Every day, so many working women get to do what they do because there are wonderful people in their home, helping them. These workers, who inspire and influence our children, who take care of our loved ones and our homes, have been excluded from basic labor protections for generations. Please help us right that wrong and pass the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights this year. It’s time these workers were treated with dignity and respect.”


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Ryan Lochte's Sister Is A Crazy Racist

Megan Lochte made waves in London, by being an attractive woman sitting on Ryan Lochte's lap. TMZ published a photo of them with the headline "Breaststroke, Anyone?" Then everyone realized that it was Ryan's sister and immediately agreed to forget that we had temporarily turned our Olympic douchesweetheart into the creepy incestual Luke Skywalker that George Lucas made us deal with in Empire Strikes Back.
Turns out, there were other, way more disgusting reasons to ignore Megan. For instance, she's a horrible racist. This interview is from shortly after she returned from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and in it, she seems to really be enjoying a certain epithet for Chinese people.

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What makes teen fans so sinister these days?



Teenyboppers used to idolise their pop stars. Now they're a hormonal mass of resentment and envy

As a celebrity, Caroline Flack is probably more than used to the slings and arrows of life in the public eye. Yet even she was taken aback by a recent article penned about her.

Thirty-something Flack -- who famously dated One Direction teenager Harry Styles -- came under attack in a One Direction fan magazine, and described the teen-authored rant as "the most hurtful thing I've ever read".

The article, in Girl's Guide to One Direction, portrayed her as a voodoo doll, and pointed out "crow's feet caused by old age", and advised her to "date boys your age, not your shoe size".

Pointing to her hair, the article says: "Grandma Caroline's dirty-blonde dye makes her straw-like do look like the ground at a petting zoo."

Pointing at her hand, it says: "Note: Zero engagement rings. Because no-one wants to be with her."

Another bubble around the picture reads: "Caroline was born in 1979, which in China is known as the year of the goat. Big surprise -- she looks like one!"


Flack took to Twitter to retaliate: "Oh and my niece Willow could write a more intelligent article and she's seven... rant over. I got some serious blonde hair to sort out."

But even that was a risky move on Flack's part, as she is more than used to receiving death threats from One Direction fans on Twitter. Not even Styles pleading with fans to respect her has dented his fanbase's ire.
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Tim Burton's Favorite Performance: Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman



Tim Burton has watched plenty of world-class actors while directing 15 feature films, but he sensed there was “something really special happening” when Michelle Pfeiffer played the practically purr-fect Catwoman in “Batman Returns,” which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this summer.

“I don’t really go back and look at the movies but her performance in that was one of my favorite performances of anything by anyone in any movie that I’ve worked on,” Burton said recently. “It was just the best. Really, I’ll never forget her in that.”

Burton said Pfeiffer immersed herself in martial arts to prepare for the role and, despite a squad of stuntwomen, she stepped in front of the camera as often as possible.

“I just have all these memories of her – letting a live bird fly out of her mouth and learning to use the whip and jumping around rooftop sets in high heels,”
Burton said. “The work and just the performance were very, very impressive.”





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SIBLING RIVALRY post

Elisabeth and James Murdoch


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Having rounded on her brother James for his "pursuit of profit" and "absence of purpose" at the Edinburgh International Television Festival yesterday, Elisabeth Murdoch broke her silence over the disagreement that has been rumbling on between the two siblings ever since the extent of the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World became public knowledge last year. Elisabeth's speech certainly upped the attritional ante, but it is still far too early in the story to be certain their rivalry is genuine. For one thing, they are both Murdochs, and the Murdochs tend to be utterly calculating about their public utterances; for another, Elisabeth is married to Matthew Freud, the UK's most well connected and manipulative media PR. So if Elisabeth is slagging off James, then she's probably doing so for a reason. And that reason may be that James's career is finished in this country and the last remaining hope of a Murdoch retaining control of News International is for Elizabeth to pitch herself in opposition to the ancien regime.

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There must be loads more, right? Family fueding is big in Hollywood.


How is your Friday going ONTD?
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Rugby Hunk, Thom Evans Causes Spontaneous Orgasms, Turns Men Gay



Thom Evans shows off his amazingly sculpted shirtless body in this brand new photo shoot as part of F.Tape‘s “Obsession” series, celebrating masculinity.

The 27-year-old model and former rugby player, rocking looks by Emporio Armani, D.HEDRAL, Hom, & Ralph Lauren, recently signed with Select Model Management after a tragic departure from rugby. Thom had an accident on the field that almost left him paralyzed.

Aside from modeling, Thom is currently training to become a sprinter, and hopes to compete in the next Olympic games.

Evans previously displayed his King Kong Dong in Dieux du Stade back in 2010. (NSFW link after cut)




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Samsung Ordered To Pay Apple Over $1 Billion In Damages



The Apple vs. Samsung case has been happening over the past several weeks and the jury has reahed its decision.

Apple and Samsung have locked heads over the design and accused each of patent infringement. Apple specifically declared that Samsung has knowingly copied the iPhone’s design and the look and feel iOS. Both companies have requested the court for damages, Apple had seeked a whopping $2.5 billion and Samsumng for $450 million.

The jury, which reached their decision today at 2:35PM (PT), had deliberated over the past couple days and had to hammer through 700 decisions.

The jury has announced that Samsung has infringed on screen bounceback and multitouch patents for the following devices: Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Tab, The Gem, Indulge, Infuse 4G, Mesmerie, Nexus S 4G, Replenish and Vibrant, Continuum, Droid Charge, Exhibit 4G, Galasy Ace, Prevail. Galaxy Tab Wifi.

Damages total the massive amount of $1,051,855,000. Huge. Over a billion dollars.

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Tyra Banks on 'America's Next Top Model' Overhaul: 'I Was Panicking'

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America's Next Top Model got a makeover for its 19th cycle.

The CW's reality competition, which returns at 8 p.m. Friday with its first "College Edition," has a new judge, a new photo shoot creative consultant and a new viewer-voting component, among other additions.

For the first time, viewers had a say in which contestant stayed and went home, voting online over the course of production to choose their favorite contestants based on photo shoots. And, in another new twist, the competitors who already had been eliminated were given the opportunity to return to the competition.

It's a major overhaul for the show, which debuted on UPN in 2003 and formally launched at The CW in 2006. Ahead of the premiere, Banks spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about what sparked all the changes, her thoughts on the show's move to Friday nights, how long she thinks the franchise might last and which challenge could generate hate mail.

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Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall to make a spinoff of Bottom

Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall have confirmed that they are working on a spinoff of classic BBC Two comedy Bottom.

The duo scored a big hit with the violent slapstick comedy show between 1991 and 1995. Based around two flatmates on the dole, Richie and Eddie, it ran for three series.

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Hooligan's Island was originally a live show spinoff from the series, but Edmondson tweeted earlier this week that the pair had reunited to write together for the first time in 10 years.

"We are trying to write a series of Hooligan's Island - basically Richie and Eddie marooned on a desert island," he said.

The pair took Bottom onto the big screen in 1999 when they starred in Guest House Paradiso.

Mayall and Edmondson began working together in the '80s on the standup circuit and went on to achieve huge success as a duo on TV comedies such as The Young Ones and Comic Strip Presents....

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Rufus Wainwright got married


Rufus Wainwright Weds Jorn Weisbrodt



"One day you will come to Montauk ... hope you won't turn around and go," Rufus Wainwright sings on the piano-driven ballad "Montauk" (from his latest album, Out of the Game) about his favorite seaside town.

On Thursday, friends and family flocked to the rustic beach community at the end of Long Island to see the singer marry his longtime partner Jorn Weisbrodt. And no one left early!

Wainwright, 39, and Weisbrodt, the German-born artistic director of the Luminato Festival, wore custom Viktor & Rolf Monsieur and were married by a longtime friend, the artist Justin Vivian Bond.

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Netflix to release new season of 'Arrested Development' next spring!

We’re getting ever-so-much-closer to an actual date of the Bluths’ return. Netflix confirmed today that the long-awaited fourth season of beloved cult comedy Arrested Development, which was cancelled by Fox in 2006will be unveiled next spring. Which means we’ve now narrowed down the release date from a year (2013) to a season (spring 2013!). Final third of March? April? May? First two-thirds of June? We’re coming for you next.

Tidbits of info about the rebooted series are beginning to leak out. Two weeks ago, series star Jason Bateman tweeted a photo from the first day of shooting, while yesterday his castmate David Cross told Rolling Stone the new season is ‘audacious and amazing’ and said that it would stretch 13 episodes instead of the previously announced 10 because “there’s too much story.” A Netflix spokesperson, however, would only say that Arrested‘s fourth season will consist of “at least 10 episodes.”


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Angela Bassett Will Be Coretta Scott King To Mary J. Blige's Betty Shabazz In 'Betty & Coretta'

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Angela Bassett and Ruby Dee will join Mary J. Blige in the Lifetime original movie project previously titled Parallel Lives, but now has a working title, Betty And Coretta.

The film will center on the relationship between Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott King - specifically, accoring to THR, it'll follow how they continue on as single mothers, after their husbands are assassinated - their husbands being Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

As already reported, Mary J. Blige will play Betty Shabazz (news that was met with much venom when we initially announced it, as I recall), and Angela Bassett will play Coretta Scott King.

Ruby Dee will appear on-screen as a "historical witness" to narrate the story, "as someone familiar with the events of both their lives."

Yves Simoneau, who recently directed a Beauty And The Beast TV-movie for ABC Studios, will direct Betty And Coretta, from a script penned by Shem Bitterman (he last wrote and directed a feature dramedy titled The Job in 2009).

The film will be produced by Blige, as well as Larry Stanitsky, with Jaja Johnson and Polly Anthony executive producing.

Production is set to begin in September; no word yet on when it'll air.

So... Mary J. Blige sharing the same screen with Angela Bassett and Ruby Dee. Huh... This should be interesting. Worth noting, Angela Bassett has played Betty Shabazz on screen in the past... twice. Maybe she can show Mary J. Blige a thing or two.

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J-Lo's 'Multi-Ethnic' Hour-Long Drama About A Lesbian Couple & Their Many Children, Gets Picked Up



Thanks to today's news, we know a little more about the project; it was early last month that we announced that Jennifer Lopez was developing an hour-long drama for ABC Family that will center on a lesbian couple (one a police officer and the other a school teacher)... "who suddenly have their already child-heavy household turned upside down when a wayward teenage girl moves in."

Their "already child-heavy household" will include one biological son and adopted teen twins - a boy and a girl.

Today, we learned, via press release, that not only has ABC Family picked up the pilot, but we now also know that it'll be titled The Fosters, and that the above family will be a "multi-ethnic" one.

Keep in mind, this will be an hour-long drama.

J-Lo won't be acting in it, although she plans to guest star from time to time. Her primary role here is as executive producer of the series.

No word on casting yet however; but from the description, I expect we'll see some *colorful.* I'm especially curious about whether the lesbian couple will be a mixed pairing, as opposed to 2 white mothers, and a colorful group of kids.

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'The World Ends With You' gets an iOS release and perhaps another secret reveal?


Square Enix accidently revealed the news behind the countdown site. Yes, it is for The World Ends With You – an iOS version of the 2007 hit Nintendo DS game.

The World Ends With You – Crossover – arrange album mentions the iOS version will have arranged tracks from Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance].

Square Enix deleted the details from the CD’s product page, but not fast enough since Japanese blogs screencapped the leak.

Look for The World Ends With You on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch near you in 2012.

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Over on his Twitter feed, Brian Gray, the lead translator on The World Ends With You for the Nintendo DS, hints that there may be more to Square Enix’s recent teases than an iOS port of the game and a new soundtrack release.

Last night, Gray tweeted: “Before everyone decides the #twewy countdown is over, they might want to wait for the countdown to be over. #moredripthanleak”

Square’s The World Ends With You teaser website is counting down to an announcement that will happen this weekend. Hopefully, by then, we’ll find out whether they have anything more up their sleeves or not.

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I'm excited for this news since I really enjoyed the game back when it was released, I actually was thinking about playing it again thanks to KH3D. But then again "not sure if want" if the secret reveal is a sequel because I have a feeling it can end up amazing or really bad but either way I hope the main cast has an important focal point (lbr I just want more Joshua)

Debbie Allen Wants To Reboot 'A Different World'

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If the below tweets she posted to her Twitter followers are any indication...

1. Hey Guys. Go get the new @EBONYMag we talk about A Different World 25 years later it's the one with @AKILPRODUCTIONS SPARKLE on the cover

2. @EBONYMag article about Different World made me really want to get back in the saddle with a that show...

3. We need to revisit this wonder arena and get my crew back. Whitley, Dwayne, Ron, Kim, Jaleesa, Mr. Gaines, Freddie.

4. We need to recap this ground breaking series that is so missed in TV today..can I get an AMEN #adifferentworld

5. I get enough amen’s maybe @BillCosby , Marcy, and Tom will let us put hillman back on the block.... #adifferentworld


My first question is, if everyone comes back, would they play themselves? And if so, given that they are all 2 decades older, surely they won't all still be students at Hillman College. Maybe they'll be professors now, and there'll be a whole new cast of young'uns to play the students.

I'm just guessing... I know nothing.

She tagged Bill Cosby in that last tweet; I checked his Twitter timeline and didn't see a reply... at least, non yet. He hasn't been on Twitter much lately.

Although I'd think she'd have his direct phone line.

So... a Different World reboot... I think this is all wishful thinking on Debbie Allen's part, but, ya never know! And now that you know she's interested in the idea, don't be too shocked if we announce eventually that it's actually happening.

But what do you folks think about the idea?

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Watch: 2 New Clips From 'Toys In The Attic' w/ Forest Whitaker As A Teddy Bear

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Starring the voices of Forest Whitaker (as Teddy), Joan Cusack (as Madame Curie) and Carey Elwes (as Sir Handsome), Toys in the Attic, combines multiple forms of animation, is set in a magical world of toys and knick-knacks, stored in the attic of a home in Prague during the Cold War era.

The setting for the film was inspired by the cultural and political contrast of the Cold War era and its impact on director Jiri Barta and the Czech Republic. The world of the attic is divided into the land of happy toys in the West and the Land of Evil in the East. The despotic Head of State rules over the Land of Evil with a band of sinister minions, insects and rotted vegetables. When the lovely Buttercup (Vivian Schilling) is kidnapped and held prisoner by The Head, it is up to her friends - a teddy bear (Forest Whitaker), a mechanical mouse (Joan Cusack) and marionette puppet (Cary Elwes) to cross the international boundary and attempt their daring rescue.

Originally Produced in the Czech Republic, Toys in the Attic (also known as In the Attic or Who Has a Birthday today? and Na Pude) is a full-length animated film, said to be for both children and adults.

The film will open in USA theaters on September 7.



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Britney doesn't want to be under personal conservatorship



With a starring role as a judge on the X Factor it seems obvious Britney Spears has got her life back on track.

But the pop star has yet to regain control of her affairs, which have been in the hands of her father Jamie Spears and attorney Andrew Wallet since her much-publicised breakdown in 2008.

The pop star has now appealed for her conservatorship to end, saying she is 'ready' to take charge of her personal affairs, even if her business affairs remain out of her control.


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Horrible Histories aims to develop Monty Python style feature film

The Vile Victorians, Gorgeous Georgians and Terrible Tudors could all be heading to the big screen before long, as the makers of Horrible Histories are currently in talks to make a feature film spin-off of their critically acclaimed CBBC series.



Speaking at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, the show’s producer Caroline Norris told a panel: “We are in negotiations on a movie and we’re trying to sort out the rights with a US company.”

If the film does result, Norris says it will take its lead from Monty Python in making the transition from a sketch show to a full-length narrative movie.


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anti-semitic John Galliano stripped of Honour.

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British fashion designer John Galliano, convicted last year of making anti-Semitic remarks, has been stripped of France's prestigious Legion d'Honneur.

The decision was published in a decree signed by French President Francois Hollande and published in the country's official journal.

Galliano lost his job as artistic director of fashion house Dior over the comments made in a Paris bar.
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Jeff Davis opens up Pandora's Box, starts a Teen Wolf fanfic writing contest

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Do you write fanfic? Do you want us to read it? Do you want to meet Jeff Davis and tell him what a gift he is? Reblog this, help us get the world out and get to writing!

Full rules here: http://on.mtv.com/Nmj1tF


(tags included on tumblr post: #mtv #teen wolf #fanfic #fan fiction #dylan o'brien #Tyler Posey #tyler hoechlin #contest)

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OH LAWD. They're basically asking for it with this idea and those tags. What do you think they'll get?