November 1st, 2012

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'Lotus' Already Being Ripped Apart by Critics

You say you want a revolution? Good news! Christina Aguilera has already armed the battle-clones for war on ''Army of Me,'' one of many thundering self-empowerment anthems on her fifth studio album, Lotus. ''There's a thousand faces of me,'' she hollers. ''And we're gonna rise up.../For every time you wronged me/Well, you're gonna face an army, army of me.'' Which begs the question: Rise up against whom? Is the whole world really out to get her, or is this just an excuse to wear camouflage hot pants?

If it sounds like Aguilera is in self-defense mode, that's not a surprise. Since she released her 2010 clunker, Bionic, she's gotten divorced, dodged tomatoes for her big-screen performance in Burlesque, and rebounded as a coach on NBC's The Voice. But her mixed messages are too often unintentionally funny. After inviting America to ''turn down the hate'' on ''Make the World Move,'' an electro-soul duet with Voicecostar Cee Lo Green, she spends the sassy kiss-off ''Circles' telling her enemies to ''spin around in circles on my middle, middle finger.'' And getting behind the bouncy peace-flag-waver ''Let There Be Love'' is difficult when there's a bonus track called ''Shut Up'' that invites the haters to ''suck my d---.''

Backed by megaproducers Max Martin, Shellback, and Lucas Secon, and boosted by The Voice, Lotusshould have been Aguilera's mainstream pop comeback. Occasionally she can still power through a chorus like a Russian weight lifter (see: ''Sing for Me''). Too bad most of these tracks digitally smother her voice, draining all the emotion until she just sounds bitter. It's unclear whom she's mad at here. But somehow Lotus makes you want to root for the other guy. C-



Chris Colfer Returns to High School in New Trailer for Struck By Lightning


A new trailer has arrived online for Struck By Lightning, otherwise known as "the movie Glee's Chris Colfer wrote and stars in." Clearly, Colfer is trying to forge his own path from TV to movies, and his big screen debut could find success due to an appealing cast (Bridesmaids' Rebel Wilson, Modern Family's Sarah Hyland and Mad Men's Christina Hendricks to name a few) and its familiarity to Colfer's hit TV show.

New Trailer

Essentially this is a new trailer for Chris Colfer's vanity project which he has used his status as Hollywood token gay twink to rope in every current TV star of the moment. Side eye to Christina Hendricks, Rebel Wilson and Queen Janney for slumming it in this movie but I appreciate their charitable nature. 


David G. "smiling"

saoirse ronan, alicia vikander & gabriella wilde testing for mark romanek's "cinderella"

Just after Cate Blanchett was reported as being in negotiations to play the evil step-mother in Disney’s Untitled Cinderella Story, we now have a trio of international actresses being eyed for the lead role. The contenders for the coveted glass slipper are the Irish-born Saoirse Ronan (Hanna), Britain’s Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers) and Swedish Alicia Vikander (A Royal Affair). Originally pitched by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada), Disney picked up the project for a substantial sum in 2010. Chris Weitz (About a Boy) wrote the script and Simon Kinberg (X-Men) will produce.

Ronan, Wilde and Vikander are all scheduled to test for director Mark Romanek’s Untitled Cinderella Story. After Disney’s Alice in Wonderland has grossed over $1 billion worldwide, the studio was quick to set more of their fairy tale properties in motion. They weren’t the only ones, as Universal also has a Cinderella project in the works, as the property is now public domain.

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Kate Moss suffered nervous breakdown over Calvin Klein underwear shoot

"I felt really bad about straddling this buff guy. I didn't like it."

Kate Moss has opened up about her tough rise to the top, admitting she suffered from such extreme anxiety at the start of her career, she was convinced she was "going to die".

The blonde beauty became one of the world's most famous faces after she and Mark Wahlberg posed in their underwear together for the now-legendary Calvin Klein campaign.

The steamy ads made her an international icon, but in a new magazine interview, Kate admits the job made her a nervous wreck.

She told Vanity Fair: "I had a nervous breakdown when I was 17 or 18 - when I had to go and work with Marky Mark. It didn't feel like me at all. I felt really bad about straddling this buff guy. I didn't like it."

"I couldn't get out of bed for two weeks. I thought I was going to die. I went to the doctor and he said, 'I'll give you some Valium.'

"It was just anxiety. Nobody takes care of you mentally. There's a massive pressure to do what you have to do (and) I was really little... I didn't like it. But it was work, and I had to do it."

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Rupert Sanders & Liberty Ross: Halloween Hugging Couple!


Liberty Ross dresses up as Catwoman while trick-or-treating around the neighborhood on Wednesday (October 31) in Los Angeles.

The 34-year-old actress was joined by her husband Rupert Sanders and their adorable kids Skyla and Tennyson.

Liberty and Rupert were spotted giving each other a warm hug on their porch while the kids ate their candy and were seen giving out lots of candy.

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Actor Edward Furlong arrested at LAX on domestic violence charge


Actor Edward Furlong, who starred in “Terminator 2,” was arrested early Tuesday at Los Angeles International Airport on suspicion of domestic violence, according to airport police.

Furlong, 35, was taken into custody on the arrivals level of Terminal 2 around 12:45 a.m., after Los Angeles Airport Police officers received a call reporting a "possible domestic violence investigation," Sgt. Belinda Nettles said in a statement.

The actor was booked on suspicion of domestic violence and taken to the Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Street Station jail facility, where he was being held on $50,000 bail, according to sheriff's department records.

The LAX incident was not the first arrest for Furlong, best known for his roles in "Terminator 2" and "American History X." In 2007, the actor was charged with public intoxication after being arrested at a Kentucky grocery store. Last year, Furlong was arrested on suspicion of violating a restraining order requiring him to stay away from his estranged wife.


BBC: Heeeee

Jonny Lee Miller To Run In New York City Marathon

Jonny Lee Miller - Jonny Lee Miller To Run In New York City Marathon After Mayor Declares Route Is Safe

Actor Jonny Lee Miller will be among the fit celebrities hoping to bring smiles back to New York this weekend when he takes part in the annual city marathon on Sunday (04Nov12).

Big Apple Mayor Michael Bloomberg has declared the route of the 26.2-mile (42-kilometer) run safe following the storms which lashed the city on Monday.Collapse )

I guess Sherlock finally caved and agreed to joining Joan on her morning jogs :)
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LOTUS: Album preview

Listen to a 25 second preview of each song that are in tracklist order:

1. Lotus
2. Army of Me
3. Red Hot Kinda Love
4. Make The World Move (feat. CeeLo Green)
5. Your Body
6. Let There Be Love
7. Sing For Me
8. Blank Page
9. Cease Fire
10. Arround The World
11. Circles [Explicit]
12. Best Of Me
13. Just a Fool (feat. Blake Shelton)
14. Light Up The Sky
15. Empty Words
16. Shut Up
17. Your Body (Martin Garrix Remix)

FYI in case you want to listen to every song individually or if the youtube is taken down listen HERE

Personally I am LOVING what I hear, but don't let a bandwagon mentality warp your perceptions like with Bionic, take a listen for yourself. ^_^

Demi's hair, love it or hate it?


So much for that promise!

After telling Kelly Ripa that she wasn’t planning to change her blonde hair, Demi Lovato debuted a new brunette ‘do on Wednesday night’s first X Factor live show. The singer kept her bangs, which she cut this summer, and wore her hair straight and down.

Lovato, a natural brunette, has tried a lot of looks in the past 12 months, from pink hair and blue tips to blonde locks and a bright-red ‘do.

“She’s a chameleon — she can do anything with her hair and makeup,” her makeup artist, Jill Powell, recently told PEOPLE. “She likes to change her look a lot — it’s fantastic. She embraces new trends.”

Lovato’s new look comes as a bit of a surprise — but one we’re definitely loving. Tell us: Do you prefer Lovato as a brunette or a blonde?


It's too dark IMO


Squeal For This New Trailer From 'Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs'


The "indirect" PC/Mac sequel gets a new trailer and reminds us that nothing is so unsettling as the sound of a child's voice and the squeal of pigs.

"A Machine For Pigs" is a followup to the acclaimed 2011 game "Amnesia: The Dark Descent," this time a collaboration between original developer Frictional Games with an assist from the indie team behind "Dear Esther," thechineseroom. Precisely how it's an indirect sequel is unclear, but it sounds like it'll be mining some of the same horror territory as the original without directly calling on that game.


From the official synopsis:

The year is 1899. Wealthy industrialist Oswald Mandus has returned home from a disastrous expedition to Mexico, which has ended in tragedy. Wracked by fever, haunted by dreams of a dark machine, he recovers consciousness in his own bed, with no idea of how much time has passed since his last memory. As he struggles to his feet, somewhere beneath him, an engine splutters, coughs, roars into life...

We can expect "Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs" sometime in the first half of 2013 for the PC and Mac.


"That all rather depends, Professor, on what one considers to be a pig." ACTUAL CHILLS, OMW.

I've never been more excited for a game that I will only be able to play for fifteen minutes before I run away screaming forever.
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Katy Perry to Give 3rd & Final Obama Concert----IN MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN

With the campaign calling on celebrity supporters to help energize voters in the last weekend before the election, the singer will appear along with the president at a Wisconsin rally on Saturday.

Katy Perry will perform her third concert for Barack Obama's reelection campaign at a grassroots rally with the president on Saturday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Perry has become Obama's most popular entertainer with young voters this election season. More than 13,000 people lined up to hear the singer at an Obama rally on Oct. 24 in Las Vegas, where Perry wore a white latex dress printed with an image of a giant ballot.

At a fundraiser concert in Los Angeles, Perry's fans took to Twitter with photos of the pop star singing in a Statue of Liberty outfit and a stars and stripes cape. She tweeted: "I sang for President ‪@BarackObama‬ last night because I believe in Equal Rights ‪#ForAll‬ ‪#Vote‬."

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The local news here, notably WISN 12 got word that in less than 12 hours, more than 9,000 people RSVP'd for the event. I will be there by 8am at the latest. I have to see Queen Katy......oh and Obama too lol Any other Milwaukee/Wisconsin ONTD'ers going? Let me know, I'll let you cut in line by me.

Evan Rachel Wood Marries Jamie Bell!

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Actors Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell attend LACMA 2012 Art + Film Gala Honoring Ed Ruscha and Stanley Kubrick presented by Gucci at LACMA on October 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

The True Blood actress, 25, and the Billy Elliot star, 26, got married in California on Oct. 30, a rep for Wood confirms exclusively to Us Weekly.

The couple tied the knot in a small ceremony with close family and friends. The bride wore a custom Chantilly lace mermaid gown by Carolina Herrera with capped-sleeves and striped ribbon waist detail. "I am so happy for Evan, she is a timeless beauty and her gown in Chantilly lace captures this perfectly," Herrera tells Us. 

Bell popped the question to Wood in early 2012. (He was spotted shopping for engagement rings in late December).

The pair met in 2005 as costars in Green Day's "Wake Me Up When September Ends" music video. They began dating, and even got matching tattoos back in 2006. Though they called it quits after one year together, they reunited in summer of 2011.

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Even though they're both older than me, they' are forever 13 in my mind.

P.S: Why doesn't ERW have a tag?

"Decisions" - Borgore feat. Miley Cyrus (Official Music Video)

The music video for “Decisions” from Borgore featuring Miley Cyrus has arrived. The video was filmed earlier this Fall at Beacher’s Mad House in Los Angeles.

Miley, Borgore and friends can be seen enjoying their night and getting in to cake fight. Miley’s fiance, Liam Hemsworth makes a guest appearance in the vid.

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Zac Watches The Lakers Lose

From Gossip Center:

Enjoying the opening season game, Zac Efron attended the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks match in Los Angeles last night (October 30).

The “High School Musical” hunk sat courtside at the Staples Center, sporting a black knit hat and black top while he sipped a bottle of water.

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Comedian D.L. Hughley on black women: "I've never met an angrier group of people"

that's his wife tho...
[Unfunny] Comedian D.L. Hughley may have started an intra-racial feud with black women when he got on Michel Martin’s shown on NPR the other day. One of the principle players of the iconic “Kings of Comedy” talks about his upcoming book, “I Want You to Shut the Fawk Up: How the Audacity of Dopes is Ruining America.” He offers up his scathing and funny critique on race in America, money, politics and even his family.

But it is his discussion of the black women that may engender a harsh backlash.

Here’s what the comedian had to say:

MARTIN: OK. But then to go on and in many parts of the book have some very harsh things to say about black women – African-American women.

HUGHLEY: Like what do you think is harsh?

MARTIN: I have to ask, you don’t think that’s a contradiction? Well, this argument that you’re saying that….

HUGHLEY: I don’t – I think my life has been a contradiction.

MARTIN: …black women is – the only black woman you could be married to is your wife.


MARTIN: …black women are so messed up? I mean what – or because she’s so great?

HUGHLEY: Well, in her ability to kind of tolerate my – it’s her ability to tolerate me, A) and B) I’ve never met an angrier group of people. Like black women are angry just in general. Angry all the time. My assessment, out of, just in my judgment, you either are in charge or they’re in charge, so there’s no kind of day that you get to rest(ph).

MARTIN: Well, I mean I’m thinking you or – one of the ways you came to public attention is your defense of Don Imus for calling the Rutgers women’s basketball team nappy headed ho’s…

HUGHLEY: I can’t, really, that’s like, I can’t disprove or prove a negative, but I can say this: that I have defended any number, I have defended Michael Richards for the N-word. I’ve defended Tracy Morgan for his comments. I defended Rush Limbaugh. You know, to me, you know, what people are talking about has never really kind of worked its way into my mindset. It is the idea that they have the right to say it. So I think that’s really kind of an unfair – optically, that looks different than the way I see things.


Kristen Stewart and Simon Baker announce Cecil B. DeMille Award to Jodie Foster


Kristen Stewart goes glam for The Hollywood Foreign Press Association Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient announcement held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday (November 1) in Beverly Hills, Calif.The 22-year-old Twilight star, who was joined by Simon Baker, announced that her Panic Room co-star will Jodie Foster will receive the honor at the 2012 Golden Globes.

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Lionsgate stays with Frances Lawrence for 'Mockingjay'


Lionsgate is sticking with "Catching Fire" director Frances Lawrence for "Mockingjay Part 1" and "Mockingjay Part 2," choosing consistency over directorial variety for its flagship "Hunger Games" franchise.

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I really didn't like Mockingjay, but I think the movie could be fantastic in terms of changing shit and giving us something more.

Queen Jennifer Lawrence and Little Prince Josh Hutcherson went to a haunted house, looked qt


First Josh Hutcherson (aka “Peeta” from The Hunger Games) braved the the haunting hallways of Netherworld Haunted House…now we are happy to say that his Hunger Games co-star Jennifer Lawrence (aka “Katniss”) mustered up the courage to pay us a visit as well. Jennifer and Josh were both as nice as can be…we thank them both for taking a minute to pose with our creatures.

Queen Amy's Wedding Dress Stolen

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Amy Winehouse's charity says two of the late singer's dresses — including her wedding dress — are missing and believed stolen from her former London home.

The Amy Winehouse Foundation said Thursday the dress Winehouse wore for her 2006 Miami wedding to Blake Fielder-Civil and a newsprint cocktail dress she wore during a British TV appearance are both missing. The presumed theft was discovered during an inventory.

The wedding dress was to have been auctioned off for the charity, established to help young people overcome addiction.

The singer's father, Mitch Winehouse, told the Evening Standard it was "sickening that someone would steal something in the knowledge of its sentimental value."

Winehouse, the Grammy-winning "Back to Black" singer, died from alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, at the age of 27.

Mods: I resubmitted with a new picture. This is fucking disgusting.

guti WEAH


Once Upon a Time Spoiler: When Will We Travel to Neverland?

Many Once Upon a Time fans are loving every single scene with the sexy and possibly evil Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) this season. But with the introduction to Hook, viewers have been wondering if Peter Pan and Tinkerbell are next.

Read spoilers at your own risk! For more on Wetpaint Entertainment's philosophy on spoilers, click here.

According to a new spoiler from E!, we won’t be meeting Peter or Tinkerbell any time soon. Colin O’Donoghue says that the cast and crew are currently filming Season 2, Episode 11, and that “he has yet to film any Neverland scenes … he hasn’t even been told if they are definitely introducing Peter, though he’s hoping OUAT decides to.”

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I think that Henry is going to be Peter Pan.

Preview Phillip Phillips’s ‘The World From The Side Of The Moon' + "Debut" Single Cover

Phillip Phillips’s ‘The World From The Side Of The Moon’: Exclusive Album Audio Preview!

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Plus Phillip's "debut" single, "Where We Came From", will be released on Nov. 6:

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DELERIUM's MUSIC BOX OPERA has partnered with Delerium to stream their new album Music Box Opera in full. Where else can you get that kind of service?

THE ALBUM IS NOW IN STORES!, so we are giving you the chance to listen to and absorb it in full, allowing you the chance to "try before you buy!" Oh, you're welcome.

So put your feet up, perk up your ears and enjoy.

About Delerium: With Bill Leeb (creator/brainchild of Delerium, Front Line Assembly and Skinny Puppy) at the helm, the Vancouver electronic outfit - which includes collaborators Rhys Fulber, Jared Slingerland and Jeremy Inkel - fuses ambient and cinematic production with soaring vocals courtesy of a myriad of guests. It's addictive, with its own unique set of charms.

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No "Parks and Rec" Tonight


Candids and Event Pictures

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Listen to Adam Scott guest DJing
Aubrey Plaza will be in a holiday Gap ad - nypost
Don't forget Parks will be moving to the 8:30pm slot next year.

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Sorry for missing last week. I was out and the World Series was on.


Karma can be a bitch, especially for criminal siblings Olivia Wilde and Eric Bana in the new thriller Deadfall (out on VOD and iTunes today). The sister and brother are escaping from a botched casino heist with plenty of cash in tow ... and then their getaway car gets in a crazy accident, eventually splitting the siblings apart in the middle of an enveloping blizzard (which sends Wilde into the arms of co-star Charlie Hunnam). How bad is that car accident? Well, Vulture's got the exclusive clip of the pivotal scene ... and we're not in Olivia-Land anymore, kids.

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Lucy Spraggan facing elimination from X Factor as she is still 'too ill' to perform

X Factor’s Lucy Spraggan faces elimination from the show, with her still being too ill to perform on the show.


The Irish Independent report that Lucy has yet to return to ANY rehearsals this week, with just one full day left before the next performance show.

If she fails to improve in time for Saturday, the newspaper reports that Lucy will be forced to quit the competition.

The 21-year-old hasn’t been seen with the finalists all week as they attend glam events including the Cosmo awards, instead she’s stuck in the hotel room trying to get better.

Speaking at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman Of The Year Awards earlier this week, Lucy’s pal Rylan revealed she was still sick and it could force her out of the show.

“She’s (Lucy) is my priority at the moment. I’m at home looking after her. She’s a bit under the weather. Her health comes first and the show comes second at the moment so if she’s well enough to perform this weekend, then fantastic,” Rylan said.

But Rylan explained that if Lucy wasn’t well enough, it could see her leaving the show.

“If not, it will be the right reason for her to leave but we’re all here for her,” he added.

He said: “It’s just the medication she’s on and how she’s reacting. As long as she gets through that she’ll be back on that stage fighting fit.”

But it seems like the damage is already done, with William Hill cutting Lucy’s odds of being eliminated this week to 5/1, behind only Kye Sones and Rylan Clark.

The X Factor 2012 continues this Saturday night on ITV1 with a Number Ones themed night.

The latest results show follows on Sunday evening, which will feature performances from Rita Ora and No Doubt, as well as one more act being given the boot.



GISHWHES... how do I begin to explain GISHWHES? Aside from all car commercials in Japan, generally being flawless and face punching, GISHWHES is The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen. An annual scavenger hunt organized by Supernatural's Misha Collins.

Last year GISHWHES shattered the Guinness World Record for the world's largest scavenger hunt and this year we are going to attempt to shatter the Guinness World Record for the “Most Pledges to Commit a Random Act of Kindness.” The current record is 74,379 pledges held by Guinness Breweries.

Don't worry, it won't bite! So please help us and pledge to do a Random Act of Kindness. Pledging is FREE and you're not committing to a newsletter or anything (unless you opt in).

Any act that's "kind" will qualify. We want to better the world and break a Guiness World Record at the same time for the most pledges of Random Acts of Kindness.

What's in it for me you ask?
Well aside from being generally awesome and helping break a world record (and by doing so helping out Random Acts, a great charity organization spreading random acts of kindness throughout the globe), an ONTD pledger will be chosen at random to receive a $25 gift card to

How? - Click here to pledge.
- List as your referral
- Comment with a screencap of your pledge with this email listed (And for fun if you want to punch up your screencap and make it pretty/funny you get a double entry for the gift card). Depending on how interesting these are there might be a second and third prize as well :)

When? - Deadline is November 4 11:00 PM EST

GISHWHES | Random Acts (and a big thanks to brenden for letting me post this :))


Tonight's 'X Factor' live show is being sabotaged by tuna sub sandwiches that left several contestants vomiting -- and now one's even been rushed to the hospital ... TMZ has learned.


Sources close to the production tell TMZ, Drew from the group Emblem3 went to the set, but had to be hospitalized within the last hour because he couldn't stop heaving up his guts.  We're told he's currently on an IV drip at an L.A. hospital, and may not be back for the live broadcast.

We're told the vomit-fest started last night when a bunch of contestants and crew members ordered take out to their Hollywood Hills pad -- and almost everyone who ate the tuna salad subs were up sick all night. We'll spare you the details.

Total casualties: 6 crew members out sick, Camilla from the group 1432 is on set, but yacking non-stop ... and of course, Drew is down for the count.

We're told Emblem3 is rehearsing without Drew ... and will perform even if he's a no-show.

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The Hobbit soundtrack revealed. Your dwarvish faves sing

The kind folks over at WaterTower Music have given us the exclusive soundtrack album art and track listings for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The first of a trilogy of films from Oscar-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy), will be released in the U.S. on December 14, 2012. The soundtrack will be released on December 11th. The soundtrack will be available both digitally and as a 2 CD set.

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Why would anybody get the standard edition when the extended edition has more songs from Richard Armitage? I need this in my life right now

Patrick Wilson is going to be in a movie called "Stretch" (No it's not a porno sorry)


One of my favorite directors is lining up his next project.

Joe Carnahan (“Smokin’ Aces”) received a lot of critical praise earlier this year with the release of his survival drama “The Grey,” and he is apparently looking to stick with the low-budget low-key type of movie for his next project.

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Twilight stars defend Kristen Stewart's cheating


Twilight's Charlie Bewley and Daniel Cudmore have defended Kristen Stewart following the news that she cheated on boyfriend Robert Pattinson earlier this year.

The duo - who play Demetri and Felix respectively - told Us Weekly that they both had their share of relationship problems when they were Stewart's age.

"I mean, s**t, 22 years old," Cudmore said. "Think of how many mistakes you made at 22 years old. Like, I made a million. The problem is we're in the spotlight, but whatever. It's a relationship, and people go through ups and downs and they have their problems."

Cudmore joked that he "couldn't be in a relationship that lasted more than a week", while Bewley admitted that his relationship record is not spotless.

"Honestly, I used to cheat so much it would be very hypocritical of me to pass judgment on Kristen," he said. "I know what it's like to have an inflated libido. Probably why I'm not in a relationship right now."

Stewart and Pattinson, who were photographed celebrating Halloween together last night, will reportedly make their first joint public appearance since the cheating scandal in an MTV interview shortly.

Stewart is rumoured to have won Pattinson back by making him a video montage of their happiest moments together.


Britney Spears Case Dismissed: Judge Rejects Sam Lutfi's Entire Lawsuit

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Britney Spears' family just scored a major court victory.
A judge has dismissed Sam Lutfi's entire lawsuit against the pop star and her parents, Lynne and Jamie Spears, ruling that his allegations of libel, breach of contract and battery just don't hold water.
Breaking news, more to come...

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helll yeah, everyone go watch xfactor to celebrate ;*

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Michael Fassbender & Colin Firth Join Genius

AFM, which kicked off Thursday, just had a major player walk through its doors in Santa Monica. Glen Basner’s FilmNation Entertainment is handling international sales on “Genius,” which will star Colin Firth and Michael Fassbender in a project with a screenplay by “Skyfall,” “Rango” and “Hugo” writer John Logan.

Theater director Michael Grandage will direct the film, which is based on the real-life relationship between author Tom Wolfe and literary editor Max Perkins, who also worked with F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. The script is based on A. Scott Berg’s National Book Award-winning biography “Max Perkins: Editor of Genius.”

James Bierman will produce the film for the Michael Grandage Company, with filming to begin in early 2014. Bierman and Grandage worked together at the Donmar Warehouse in London, where in the spring they will produce Logan’s new play “Peter and Alice,” also with Grandage directing.

“‘Genius’ promises to be a beautifully performed, electrifying and deeply moving film,” said Basner. “With such a strong creative team led by Michael Grandage, John Logan and James Bierman and with Firth and Fassbender on board, who are undoubtedly two of the finest screen actors working today, we can’t wait to introduce the film to buyers at AFM.”

CAA is arranging financing and will handle the film's North American distribution rights.


ONTD you might have to catch me when I fall over from fits of glee.
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Rihanna's Halloween Party

Rihanna was last night's queen of the annual West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval. The singer was awarded a crown and a key to the city by the mayor at Greystone Manor nightclub, before heading inside to host an All Hallows' Eve bash with famous friends including Flo Rida and Paris Hilton. Rihanna skipped a costume for the festivities, instead opting for a black dress and heels, but was happy to pose with fellow partyers in their full regalia.

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Ian Thorpe, Australian Olympic Swimmer, Talks Gay Rumors, Depression And Battle With Alcohol

Aussie Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe hopes his revealing new autobiography will finally set the record straight about his sexuality as well as other personal details which have the subject of rampant media speculation.

Promoting "This Is Me," Thorpe tells Australian Broadcasting Corporation reporter Leigh Sales that his frustration with the persistent gay rumors has noting to do with his thoughts on homosexuality in general.

"Yeah, look, the thing that I find hurtful about it is that people are questioning kind of my integrity and what I say," Thorpe said. "That's the only part that I find hurtful. Like is that, you know, this is something that I would be embarrassed about, that I would hide or whatever else."

He also clarified, "I don't want to offend anyone that, you know, whether they're people [who] have friends that are gay or whatever else, I don't want to offend them by...getting angry about it, getting frustrated about it. The only part that I'm frustrated with is that people think that I'm lying."

In the interview, the 30-year-old athlete also came clean about about battles with depression and alcohol.

"There was a period where, for me, [alcohol] was my solution...I would drink and then basically wake up the next day and feel even worse for having drunk, done nothing about the depression and still have to go on like everything's normal," he recalled.

With three gold and two silver medals, Thorpe was the most successful athlete at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, but failed to make the team in 2012 after competing at Australia's Olympic trials. With five Olympic gold medals under his belt, though, the swimmer also known as "The Thorpedo" holds the record for the most won by any Australian.


I think he is adorable. I loved his Olympic coverage especially when he defended Ye Shiwen.

George Lucas Will Use Disney $4 Billion to Fund Education

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Spokesperson for Lucasfilm tells THR the majority of the sale price will go toward educational philanthropy.

By the end of the year, the $4.05 billion sale of Lucasfilm to Disney should be finalized. And sinceGeorge Lucas owns 100 percent of his company - which has little to no debt - all that money goes to him.

After that, Lucas plans to quickly put the bulk of the money into a foundation which will primarily focus on educational issues, a spokesperson for Lucasfilm tells THR

“George Lucas has expressed his intention, in the event the deal closes, to donate the majority of the proceeds to his philanthropic endeavors.”

It's not yet clear which foundation will get the proceeds. Lucas is currently the chairman of Edutopia, which is part of the George Lucas Educational Foundation. He could put money into that or create a new foundation which would be funded from the sale.

The Foundation was the vehicle Lucas used to make a $175 million donation to his alma mater USC in 2006. He has also given to many other causes over the years including the Film Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

“For 41 years, the majority of my time and money has been put into the company,” Lucas said in a statement Wednesday. “As I start a new chapter in my life, it is gratifying that I have the opportunity to devote more time and resources to philanthropy.”

The spokesperson noted that this “announcement continues a commitment that Lucas made in 2010 to The Giving Pledge where he stated,  “I am dedicating the majority of my wealth to improving education.  It is the key to the survival of the human race.  We have to plan for our collective future—and the first step begins with social, emotional, and intellectual tools we provide to our children.  As humans, our greatest tool for survival is our ability to think and to adapt—as educators, storytellers, and communicators our responsibility is to continue to do so.’” 

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Eric Dane; Interview

Sandy Washes Away Much of 'Jersey Shore' Town


The waterfront rides on Casino Pier are gone, swallowed by the sea. A roller coaster bobs lazily in the waves. Sand, leaves and debris choke roads lined with houses that rest on their sides.

The barrier island home to Seaside Heights and other communities where legions of vacationers from New Jersey and beyond made summer memories is a scene of devastation days after superstorm Sandy's surge enveloped it.

Seaside Heights, where families have walked the boardwalk, eaten fried dough and ridden amusement park rides for generations, is in ruins. The boardwalk made famous by MTV's hit reality show "Jersey Shore" has been destroyed, with parts of it sticking straight up. Sand pushed up from the beach fills the road parallel to it.

The rides at Casino Pier, a waterfront amusement park, vanished under the Atlantic Ocean's power. A roller coaster from the Funtown Pier sat in the ocean. Roofs were ripped off houses, and utility poles were snapped in two, with their power lines tangled like shoelaces.

The house where the "Jersey Shore" cast lived appeared to avoid any damage. But elsewhere on the island — technically a long, narrow peninsula — boats had been tossed like toys, resting atop houses and cars. One lay next to a motel.

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Arcade Fire at Work on New LP, Aiming for Late 2013 + Win Butler Writes Pro-Obama Essay

Drummer Jeremy Gara: "We're in the studio full-time doing what we do."
By Jenn Pelly on October 25, 2012 at 01:17 p.m.

Photo by Anton Corbijn

Today, Arcade Fire's drummer Jeremy Gara gave an interview to Ottawa radio station CKCU 93.1, where he was a DJ in the 1990s, as Arcade Fire Tube notes. Gara said Arcade Fire are currently in the studio working full-time on their follow-up to The Suburbs, which should be out by the end of next year.

The band had to leave their old studio, a church, because the roof collapsed, but they have a new space that's coming together as they work. Gara said Owen Pallett has already recorded there.

Gara described their current process:

We are just working like we always have. We took a couple months off and we've been writing songs. Now we're in the studio pretty much full-time just doing what we do. And we kind of shut the door. We haven't really gone out and done anything in over a year now. We haven't done photos or interviews or anything. We're just working on music and growing beards and living at home a lot and going out to dinner together.

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Jay-Z, Bruce Springsteen to Perform at Obama Rally, Arcade Fire's Win Butler Writes Pro-Obama Essay

Butler: "I want four more sweet years of Canadians liking Americans"
By Jenn Pelly on November 1, 2012 at 07:50 p.m.

With the Presidential election only days away, artists are continuing to voice support for President Barack Obama. On Monday, both Jay-Z and Bruce Springsteen will perform at Obama's rally in Columbus, Ohio, as The Washington Post reports. Springsteen will also play at Obama's final rally in Des Moines, Iowa; Michelle Obama will join onstage.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Wants Jamie Foxx As Electro

He's about to have one of the biggest roles of his career as this December'sDjango Unchained, but Jamie Foxx has already lined up a new role that may eclipse even that one. The comedian-turned-movie-star is reportedly in early talks to play the villain in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, reportedly as the hyper-electric baddie Electro.

According to Variety, the Electro character could be tied into the post-credits scene featured in this summer's The Amazing Spider-Man, which involved a mysterious man talking to that film's villain, Curt Connors, but with a lot of lightning flashing in the background. That connection seems like a stretch to me, but The Amazing Spider-Man took pains to set up a mythology that woudl likely expand into the next film, so whatever Electro winds up doing in the sequel, it should somehow be linked to the destruction caused by The Lizard in the first film. 

As for Foxx, he's never had a role in a superhero film before, and since winning an Oscar for Ray in 2004, has taken on a diverse mix of comedies and action films, many of which would up as box office or critical disappointments (Miami Vice, Dreamgirls, The Kingdom, The Soloist, Law Abiding Citizen and Valentine's Day represent a pretty rough stretch of the mid to late 00s. But with Django Unchained on its way he's poised to establish himself as a top-flight talent once again, and his hiring for The Amazing Spider-Man might suggest there are truly great things waiting in that Tarantino-directed performance that nobody has officially seen yet. It's kind of amazing to think that a guy who got his start on In Living Color will now be menacing Peter Parker on the streets of New York, but surprises like that are what keep modern superhero movies interesting, after all.

[Who is Electro?]

Real name: Maxwell Dillon 
Occupation: Professional criminal 
Group affiliation: Sinister Six 
Base of operations: Mobile 
First appearance: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #8

History: High-wire lineman Maxwell Dillon was struck by lightning while in contact with power lines still connected to their spool. The unusually configured magnetic field generated by the wound spool of cable and live, high-tension wires induced a body-wide mutagenic change to his nervous system. Dillon found himself transformed into a living electrical capacitor, powered by the micro-fine rhythmic muscle contractions that normally regulate body temperature.

Adopting the gaudy garb of a so-called super-villain, the deranged Dillon sought to use his newfound power for personal gain. Electro's first and most frequent nemesis has been the wisecracking, web-slinging super hero known as Spider-Man. He also has battled the blind adventurer Daredevil, the star-spangled Super-Soldier Captain America and the fabled Fantastic Four. Generally, Dillon's criminal actions are governed by a desire for money or revenge.

Hoping to energize his campaign to smear Spider-Man's reputation, Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson surreptitiously secured Electro's supercharged services to battle the web-slinger on national television. Before an audience of millions, Spider-Man stood triumphant once more. Electro's extended string of ignominious defeats nearly came to an end when the world-weary villain, hungry for respect, attempted to deprive the entire city of power by drawing it into his body. Dillon almost killing himself as a result, again meeting defeat at the hands of Spider-Man.

Unable to best the wall-crawler on his own, Electro often has sought strength in numbers. Early in his career, he and five other members of Spider-Man's rogues gallery united under the leadership of Dr. Octopus -- brilliant, respected scientist turned tentacled terror. The inaugural incarnation of the Sinister Six also included the shifty Sandman; the illusion-casting Mysterio; the high-flying, lowdown Vulture; and Kraven the Hunter. The villains' master plan: Pummel the wall-crawler relentlessly until one of them managed to defeat him. The outcome: Spidey 6, bad guys 0.

Stinging from their initial failure, the Six stepped up their efforts. With the half-demon Hobgoblin standing in for Kraven, they planned to hold the world for ransom under a cloud of poison gas. Spider-Man was no match for the villains' collective might, but Dr. Octopus deserted Electro and the rest of team when he discovered he could sell the gas as a cure for cocaine addiction. Without Doc Ock's guidance, the Six easily were dispatched by Spider-Man. A subsequent scheme to destroy their treacherous leader ended when the rudderless rogues went their separate ways after failing to achieve their objective.

Height: 5 ft. 11 in. 
Weight: 165 lbs. 
Eyes: Blue 
Hair: Red-brown

Powers: Maxwell Dillon possesses the ability to generate electrostatic energy at a rate of about 1,000 volts per minute and store up to 1,000,000 volts. At 10 feet, his maximum charge is more than enough to kill a normal man. Electro is able to emit lightning arcs from his fingertips at speeds of up to 1,100 feet per second, achieving a maximum distance of about 100 feet. In addition, he can override electrically powered devices and manipulate them mentally. Apparently, Electro's powers also can disrupt Spider-Man's ability to cling to walls.

Weapons: None


Former Brazillian Playboy Model's Post-Sandy Photoshoot Amid Wreckage Sparks Outrage

Here's one way to get noticed: After Hurricane Sandy left New York City in utter chaos, a former Brazilian Playboy model used the devastation as a backdrop for a series of glamour shots, enraging many people in the process.

In a long-sleeved black top, leggings, and black ankle boots, Nana Gouvêa can be seen striking a dramatic wide-legged pose -- think Angelina Jolie at the Oscars -- in front of a gigantic toppled tree and a stranded moving truck. In another image, Gouvêa uses broken branches to balance herself on the hood of a smashed silver BMW.

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Common sense is as hard to come by these days. Maybe that's the real 2012 apocalypse.

Demi Lovato: I'm Bringing The Sound of Real Music Back [With My New Album]

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Speaking of her next album, Lovato is hard at work on her fourth one, which will be out next year. What can people expect? "I'm bringing the sound of real music back," she previews, sharing that she has three or four songs completed. "I think Adele does a great job — they are catchy pop songs, but it's real music and there are instruments. I want to bring a lot of that back. There's going to be some fun, light-hearted songs with kind of a throwback sound. But I say one thing and then I spend like a month in the studio and it ends up being totally different, so I don't know," she laughs.

So how does Lovato find time to balance all her projects with maintaining a healthy lifestyle post-treatment? "I make time," Lovato says, sounding much older than her years. "I'm a really dedicated person. And I know that if I work really, really hard now, I can get to the place that I want to be in my career so that maybe in a couple years — or whenever I make it to that level — I can take a break." What would she do? "Travel the world. Spend a ton of time with my family. Maybe start a family," she says, shooting out ideas fast and furiously before quickly adding, "Years and years down the road."

Sounds like after a rocky road, she's got things figured out.


Tonight on Person of Interest: Superman Jesus (i.e. Jesus in glasses and dating a female reporter)

Reese Must Protect a Journalist Without Her Knowing It or Risk Becoming Part of the Story, on “Person Of Interest”

“Bury The Lede” – Reese must protect an investigative journalist through surreptitious means to avoid becoming part of her story. Gloria Votsis (White Collar) guest stars. On PERSON OF INTEREST, Thursday, Nov. 1 (9:01 – 10:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Clark Kent, is that you?

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Gorl I thought you were Batman

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Mods the cut seems to be working now!
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X Factor's Gary Barlow to "get friendly" with Miranda in new series of sitcom

X Factor judge and Take That star Gary Barlow will be making an appearance in an episode of hit BBC1 sitcom Miranda. 

Rumours are circulating that the singer - who will appear as himself in the primetime show - could be a love interest for the self titled sitcom's leading lady after a BBC spokesperson said Barlow will "get friendly in an unexpected way" with Miranda. 

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Book Post: 419 wins the Giller

Will Ferguson has won the 2012 Giller Prize, the $50,000 award considered one of Canada's most prestigious literary honours.

Though best known for his humour and travel writing, the Calgary writer won for his dark novel 419 on Tuesday night, accepting the prize at a star-studded gala in Toronto.

"I want to thank the jury for putting together such a fresh list of books," Ferguson, who was dressed in a traditional kilt, said after taking the stage to accept the prize.

"I commend them for taking the books on their own merit, without preconceptions — which is how a jury should act."

Then, reaching into his sporran for a flask, the author concluded his speech by leading the audience in a toast.

"Ladies and gentlemen: To the written word," Ferguson said before taking a sip from the flask he procured from the pouch.

"And finally, to answer the question you're all wondering — yes I have something on underneath!"

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LOL As per usual I had no idea what would win. Thought it would go to Ru. So what are you reading ONTD? And how are all the nanowrimo writers doing today?



'Glee' Covers 'Greased Lightning': Exclusive Song Premiere


The cast of "Glee" will be throwing on their leather jackets and poodle skirts in a couple of weeks, when the show's "Grease"-themed episode airs Nov. 15. In anticipation of the accompanying "Glease" album, which drops on Nov. 6, Billboard has the exclusive premiere of the cast's "Greased Lightning" cover.

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