December 14th, 2012

James Arthur talks women and fame at Bizarre HQ


X FACTOR winner JAMES ARTHUR plans to make the most of his new fame – when it comes to meeting women.

He said: “I realise I’m not exactly Brad Pitt. I’m a bit of an ugly fucker so I’ll take what I can get while I can.

“Some of the girls I never had a hope of pulling are getting back in touch on Facebook now I’ve been on telly.”

He added: “There’s a long list of people I’d like to work with. EMELI SANDE is definitely on the list, as is DEVLIN.

ED SHEERAN has been in touch so hopefully we can do something at some point.”

A lot of X Factor winners have passed through Bizarre HQ over the years and few have lasted the distance.

But James is up there as one of the best blokes, with a genuine chance of success. He has already taken guidance from some big names — KELLY JONES and PLAN B to name just two.

And he is determined to make it — so he never has to drive a banger again.

Speaking in the office yesterday he told me: “I used to have an old Rover to get to gigs. I got up one day and it had been taken away for scrap. Hopefully that will never happen again.

“I’m ready to get an album out quickly. I don’t think I need a year away being trained or told how to perform. I’ve been doing pubs for years and have ten albums’ worth of material.

“I’ve got enough for my own stuff, others I can give to ONE DIRECTION or others.”

He was impressive on the show and improved all the way through.

The future looks good.


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ten albums worth of material yassss <3 i hope this one is on his future hit album.  
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Person of Interest: Shit Is Going Down Tonight, No Time For Jesus Puns

The latest PoI becomes a personal crusade for Reese, who is being hunted by the FBI, on a cliffhanger episode of Person of Interest

“Shadow Box” – While the FBI refocuses their efforts to catch “The Man in the Suit,” Reese’s latest POI becomes a personal quest after he learns that she’s the sister of a soldier who was killed in action, on a cliffhanger episode of PERSON OF INTEREST, Thursday, Dec. 13 (9:01 – 10:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Robert John Burke (but without dramatic music or a roof or Chuck), Clarke Peters (aka Lester Freamon, yassss) and Sterling K. Brown (aka Carter’s boyfriend) guest star.



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Will tonight’s episode be half as epic? Doubtful tbh

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Alicia Keys - 'Brand New Me' Video Teaser



Check out some exclusive stills and a teaser video from the upcoming new Alicia Keys video for “Brand New Me”. The track is the 2nd single from Alicia’s latest album, Girl on Fire and was co-written by popular UK artist Emeli Sandé. Directed by the one and only, Diane Martel, the video will premiere on BET’s 106 & Park on Monday, 12/17.



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Golden Globe nominees share their reactions, JLaw continues to be a dumbfuck



Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook, Best Actress Musical/Comedy)
"I had no idea [the Golden Globes nominations were Thursday]. My agent called me at 5:30 and I thought the set of my movie had burned down, or Josh [Hutcherson] had died or something. I didn't realize! I was so tired! It's amazing. It was such an incredible part. All the blood, sweat and tears that everybody put in this movie, and how much it meant to everyone, we can all share it together. David and Bradley got the recognition they deserve. It's wonderful to be able to share it with everyone."

Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom, Best Picture)
"I received this news by text message on the fast train to Berlin. The Hollywood Foreign Press has brightened a bleak snowy day in Germany for me. I could not be more pleased on behalf of our gang."

Ben Affleck (Argo, Best Director)
"I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for honoring 'Argo' with five nominations,' Affleck said in a statement. 'These nominations reflect the courage and determination of real life heroes in the US, Canada, Iran and across the globe."

Rachel Weisz (The Deep Blue Sea, Best Actress in a Drama)
"I am deeply grateful for this nomination, and in particular, for the HFPA's recognition of the hard work and passion that Terence Davies brought to this wonderful British indie. I am thrilled that this nomination might allow his beautiful work to reach a larger audience."

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Are you happy with the nominations? Do you think anyone was snubbed? I was most surprised by the Ewan/Emily Blunt/Salmon nominations that came from nowhere. I'm of the majority who thinks SLP was overrated as a film and for JLaw's performance. BCoop stole the show.
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L.A. Reid Leaving 'The X Factor'

The two-season judge and Epic Records chairman will not be returning for the Fox show's third season.

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L.A. Reid is leaving "The X Factor."

The reality TV judge will not be returning to the Fox series for season three. The Epic Records chairman will return to his full-time gig of running the Sony music label with plans to invest renewed energy and vigor into developing new and signed talent.

"I have the utmost respect for Simon Cowell, he is the very best and I have had the opportunity to learn so much from him," said Reid. "Working with him on 'X Factor' has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience, I'm honored to have sat on the panel with such incredible talent."

"Of course I will miss the show, in my opinion Simon attracts the best talent, but I'm looking forward to getting back to my core business and the responsibility of running Epic Records," added Reid.

It is not yet known whether current judges Britney Spears or Demi Lovato will remain on board for season three, which has already been given the green light by Fox.

Wednesday's semifinals episode of "X Factor" averaged 7.8 million viewers and a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49. Overall, the series' second season is down in total viewership and the key demo, hovering around 9 million viewers per episode. (Season one saw an average of more than 12 million viewers per episode.) [BILLBOARD]
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6 Awesome Things we learned from the Pacific Rim trailer



The first trailer for Guillermo Del Toro's sci-fi epic Pacific Rim has finally dropped, showing off a wild alternate future where Earth is under attack by giant monsters. So what details can we glean from our first peek of the mech-vs.-monsters action?

Some pretty interesting details popped up in the footage, which gives us a look into the world Del Toro (Hellboy) is building here. Pushed to the brink, humanity decides to build gigantic mechs to fight off the invading monsters. Does it sound like a hard sci-fi spin on Godzilla? Sure.

But it looks absolutely amazing, and with Del Toro at the helm, you know he can probably pull off the premise. I mean, this is the guy who adapted Hellboy in a grounded way that made the horned, half-demon antihero believable in the real world. If anyone can do mechs and monsters and make it work, it's him.

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Wolverine gets an very nice International Poster



We've known for a while now that James Mangold's The Wolverine was gonna pack some serious Japanese flavor, and the latest poster for the flick seems to be carrying that theme right along. Check out Logan brooding in the rain and sporting a seventh blade to go along with his trademark adamantium claws.

This new international poster made its debut last night on the Twitter page of Marvel's Digital Media Group editorial director Ryan Penagos.

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Kristen Stewart attends yet another On The Road premiere, also wears another sheer dress



Kristen Stewart and Kirsten Dunst pose together on the red carpet at the premiere of their film On the Road on Thursday (December 13) at the SVA Theater in New York City.

The 22-year-old actress wore a sheer Erdem dress and Christian Louboutin pumps to the big event.

Earlier in the day, Kristen was spotted heading into The Daily Show‘s studios to tape an appearance on the show.

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Elementary: How was the mid-season finale? & Spoilers for episode 1.11-'Dirty Laundry'

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SHERLOCK AND WATSON NARROW DOWN THE LIST OF SUSPECTS WHEN THE BODY OF THE GENERAL MANAGER OF A LUXURY HOTEL IS FOUND INSIDE A WASHING MACHINE, ON “ELEMENTARY,” ON THURSDAY, JAN. 3
CHEAT TWEET: Sherlock asks Joan to stay. Will she stay or will she go? on #Elementary 1/3 http://bit.ly/XPuaa5

“Dirty Laundry” – Sherlock and Joan investigate the murder of the general manager of a high-end Manhattan hotel whose body is found inside an industrial laundry machine. Meanwhile, since Joan’s time with Sherlock is almost up, he offers her an apprenticeship, on ELEMENTARY, Thursday, Jan. 3 (10:01-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
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Matt Damon: “Michael Douglas Is A Wonderful Kisser”

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Matt Damon sat down with Playboy to discuss his new HBO movie with Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra, in which he plays Scott Thorson to Douglas’ Liberace.

Among the things we learned: Michael Douglas apparently has pillowy soft lips, Damon learned to gay it up from the late Heath Ledger and he was never “offended” by those pesky gay rumors at the onset of his career.

On playing Liberace’s longtime lover:

These two men were deeply in love and in a real relationship—a marriage—long before there was gay marriage. That’s not an insignificant thing. The script is beautiful and relatable. Their conversations when they’re dressing or undressing or having a spat or getting ready for bed? That’s every marriage. It feels like you’re witnessing something really intimate you would normally see with a man and a woman, but instead it’s two men, which was thrilling. There’s stuff I think will make people uncomfortable. Great. It’s HBO—they can change the channel.



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On getting into character:

We both have a lot of gay friends, and we were not going to screw this up or bullshit it. It wasn’t the most natural thing in the world to do, though. Like, for one scene, I had to come out of a pool, go over to Michael, straddle him on a chaise lounge and start kissing him. And throughout the script, it’s not like I kiss him just once. We drew it up like a football plan.


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The 75 Songs Eligible for the Best Original Song Oscar

Just yesterday we got a look at the 104 scores that will be gunning for the Best Original Score Oscar at the upcoming 85th Academy Awards, and today the Academy has unveiled the list of 75 songs that will be competing for the coveted Best Original Song trophy.  While the expected contenders like “Suddenly” from Les Miserables and “Song of the Lonely Mountain” from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey appear, one of the pleasant surprises is Adele’s “Skyfall” from Skyfall.

Since Adele’s magnificent Bond track draws a few cues from the franchise’s theme, many assumed that the Academy might rule it ineligible for the Best Original Song trophy.  Not so, it appears, and now it looks like Adele just might land herself an Academy Award to keep those 47 Grammys company.  Also of note, Matthew McConaughey could find himself a Best Original Song nominee for “Ladies of Tampa” from Magic Mike. MAKE THIS HAPPEN, PEOPLE.  Hit the jump to check out the full list.  The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards will be announced January 10th.

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"Vampire Diaries" Cast Reads Fan Fiction Excerpts

What better way to get through the dreaded Vampire Diaries mid-season hiatus than with a little fanfiction?

When we visited the Atlanta set of the series a couple of months ago, we asked the cast to read some colorful fan-written stories about their characters. Of course, we didn’t just serve up the usual Delena/Stelena fare. Instead, we scoured the Web for fanfics dedicated to the show’s most under-served (read: non-existent) pairings, like say Elena and Alaric (R.I.P) or Caroline and Rebekah (shippers, we know you’re out there!).

Watch the video below to see Nina Dobrev, Candice Accola, Zach Roerig and Michael Trevino read fanfiction (while trying very hard to keep a straight face).



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Ian McKellen to Anderson Cooper: 'I've Never Met a Gay Person Who's Regretted Coming Out'



Ian McKellen and Anderson Cooper sat down today to talk about The Hobbit, but spent part of the segment talking about being out and proud, and the progress on gay rights in the last 20 years.

Said McKellen, discussing a time when homosexuality was illegal: "I was making love until I was about 30 with my live-in boyfriend and we were breaking the law every time we had sex. Breaking the law. We could have been arrested. All the bad laws have gone. But there's a long way to go."

McKellen then praised Obama for coming out for marriage equality, eliciting a big round of applause from the audience.

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I love the way Anderson defends himself saying he's always been out to his inner circle but it does put everyone else at ease when you are 100% out.

Ian is such a perfect man. Hope he beats prostate cancer.
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X FACTOR LIVE DISCUSSION + Simon will sign E3, silent on 5H



The New Beatles are set to take on the charts.

As the final four X Factor competitors head to the semifinals, it's possible all will be signed to major record-label deals.

Asked whether he'd sign Emblem3 to his label -- even if they don't win -- Cowell told reporters, "I think there's a pretty good chance. I'm not going to let anyone else get them."

Adding, "There'll be some pretty big announcements at the end of the show."

Cowell kept mum on whether he had similar plans for his other remaining group, Fifth Harmony, but assured reporters that he would continue to "back both of them," rather than put all his eggs in Emblem3's basket.

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XOXO, Conspicuous Consumption: How the Economy Killed 'Gossip Girl'



On a recent evening, as I weaved my way through a crowded Manhattan sidewalk, I phoned my boyfriend to tell him I'd be home late. Just before we hung up, I looked around nervously to make sure no one was overhearing our conversation, then lowered my voice to make a humiliating request: "Could you DVR Gossip Girl?"

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This article is pretty interesting, but I think it's reaching a little bit. I think the main reason people quit watching Gossip Girl is because the writing got so terrible, not because people are angry about the financial crisis.
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Justin Bieber's would-be murderer considered himself a spurned lover

                                                 
An imprisoned U.S. man whose infatuation with Canadian singer Justin Bieber included a tattoo of the pop star on his leg has told investigators in New Mexico he hatched a plot to kill him.

Documents in a New Mexico court say Dana Martin, a convicted killer, told investigators he persuaded a man he met in prison and the man's nephew to kill the pop superstar, as well as Bieber’s bodyguard and two others not connected to the pop star.

Martin told investigators that Mark Staake and Tanner Ruane travelled east across the U.S., planning to be near a Bieber concert in New York City.



              

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Gunman Opens Fire At A CT Elementary School

President Obama: "I know there's not a parent in America that doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that I do.

The majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10.

They had their entire lives ahead of them, birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own."


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Dressed in black fatigues and a military vest, a heavily armed man walked into a Connecticut elementary school Friday and opened fire, shattering the quiet of this southern New England town and leaving the nation reeling at the number of young lives lost.

Within minutes, 26 people were dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School -- 20 of them children. Among the six adults killed were Dawn Hochsprung, the school's beloved principal, and school psychologist Mary Sherlach.

The shooter, identified by three law enforcement officials as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, also was killed, apparently by his own hand. Separately, his mother's body was found at a Newtown residence.

"Stuff like this does not happen in Newtown," a tight-knit community of about 27,000 just outside Danbury, said Renee Burn, a local teacher at another school in town. In the past 10 years, only one homicide had previously been reported.

With the death toll at 26, the Newtown shooting is the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, behind only the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech that left 32 people dead.

"Evil visited this community today," Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy said of Friday's massacre.
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THE 2013 ONTD GRAMMY AWARDS - FINAL REMINDER




NOMINATIONS ARE DUE TONIGHT! GET THEM IN BY 11:59 PM (EST)

This is a final reminder to get your nominations for the 2013 ONTD Grammy Awards in! Your nominations are due tonight, so get them in! Tomorrow, I'll be posting the longlist of nominees. I won't be getting into specifics about the voting process (check here) but these are the basics:

A reminder of the OFFICIAL RULES:
1) The eligibility year for the 2013 Grammy Awards is Oct. 1, 2011, to Sept. 30, 2012. If you're not sure if something you want to nominate is eligible, then check Wikipedia/Amazon/etc. Please pay attention to this rule, because lots of people don't bother to check before nominating and it's annoying etc etc etc.
2) Songs/albums have to have been released in the US to be eligible. Sorry, Pixie Lott :(
3) The format for nominating is Artist - Song/Album.

Be sure to get your nominations in! There are a bunch of vote-count ties that need to be broken in each category, so make sure you vote for your faves! I'll leave this post open for questions/concerns/etc.

I also want to point out that a LOT of votes have been thrown out of the running for not adhering to the eligibility year so make sure you're checking those dates...
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Michael Pitt’s American Psyche

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He might look like an angel, but Michael Pitt’s career has been built on a foundation of brutal violence, premeditated attacks, and heartless executions. So it’s surprising to hear that the actor, writer, model, musician, artist, and pugilist considers himself a pacifist—especially when he’s tearing into a slab of red meat.

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One Direction's Right Direction: The Billboard Cover Story


As 2012 dawned, few American adults outside the most dedicated of Anglophiles knew much, if anything, about One Direction. In part, that's because the kind of boy-band pop One Direction had already turned into 2011's fastest-selling debut album in the United Kingdom (aided by the most preordered single in Sony Music history) doesn't target adults. And in part it's a matter of history: In the decade that passed since the peak of the boy-band craze led by Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync, the U.K. groups that kept the sound at the top of charts overseas were barely able to translate their success beyond a single on American shores.


Of course, One Direction would change all that, and write a little bit of history in the process.

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FX sets a Los Angeles date for 'Archer' Live!

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's reigning animated spy comedy, Archer is about to return for a fourth season, and to give you a little refresher on ISIS, the network has announced a live, four-city tour featuring the cast and producers of the series.

That's right, Archer Live! will be coming to you. Featuring a moderated discussion and a live reading of classic scenes, as well as an audience Q&A portion, the event will allow fans to get the inside scoop on the show from H. Jon BenjaminAisha TylerJessica WalterChris ParnellAmber NashLucky Yates, and Adam Reed.

Archer Live! will be kicking off the tour right here in Los Angeles on January 3rd 2013 at the Echoplex. Tickets will be on sale this Saturday at noon.

In addition to L.A., Archer Live! will visit San Francisco's The Fillmore on January 4th, Philadelphia's Theatre of Living Arts on January 11th, and New York's Irving Plaza on January 12th. Tickets for those will be on sale at Ticketmaster starting December 14th.

Archer returns to FX on January 17th 2013 at 10pm.

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Amanda Bynes' Hit-And-Run Charges Dismissed



Amanda Bynes has had a bad year, but perhaps her luck is changing.

RadarOnline reports the 26-year-old scored a "major legal victory," as two misdemeanor hit-and-run charges filed against her have been formally dismissed.

Bynes was reportedly able to reach a civil compromise in both cases, as the two separate victims agreed to dismiss the charges in favor of financial settlements, according to a source close to the situation.

"This is routinely done when both sides are able to come to an agreement, and there really is no need to pursue legal charges because damages to their respective vehicles was paid for,” the source explained to RadarOnline.

Bynes had pled not guilty to the charges, which were brought against her in September. The first charge stemmed from an incident in April, after the actress allegedly rear-ended another vehicle while driving an Enterprise rental car. The second charge was the result of an incident in August, as Bynes allegedly left the scene of a minor accident without exchanging information with the other driver.

The vehicular mishaps were just part of a string of bizarre behavior the actress displayed this year.


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BROOKE MUELLER AT WAR With Charlie Over Twins

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Brooke Mueller is so pissed off at Charlie Sheen, she had her relatives rip their twins out of Denise Richards' home, because Denise dared to ask Brooke if the kids could go to Charlie's XMAS party.

We broke the story ... Brooke asked Denise Richards to care for Bob and Max while she went through another round of rehab, and Denise happily obliged. Sources close to Charlie and his exes tell TMZ ... Denise called Brooke Tuesday to tell her she was taking the twins, along with her daughters, to Charlie's "Anger Management" kiddie Christmas party.

Our sources say Brooke exploded, saying, "Absolutely not," adding, that she didn't want Charlie anywhere near the kids. What's more, after the conversation, we're told Denise got a call from one of Brooke's lawyers threatening her if she dared to take the kids to the party.

Denise didn't take the kids, but Brooke was so angry ... the next day Brooke's mother Moira knocked at Denise's door and demanded to take the 2 kids away. Denise obliged.

Charlie wants Denise to care for the kids. In fact, Denise has cared for them many times before ... sometimes for a full month while Brooke dries out. But Brooke now has legal and physical custody, so she's in the driver's seat.

As for why Brooke is so pissed off at Charlie ... we're told it's because Brooke fired their long-time nanny because she felt the woman was ratting her out to Charlie, and Charlie wants to hire the nanny back because she's a stable force for the kids.

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Stars React After Connecticut School Shooting Leaves More Than 20 Dead



Celebrities are taking to Twitter to the mourn the lives lost in Wednesday’s horrific massacre at a Connecticut school.

Varying reports estimate more than 20 people, many of them children, were killed in the shooting at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School.

As facts about the tragedy continue to emerge, stars on Twitter are struggling to understand this senseless act.

Here’s what they are saying:

Katie Couric: Shocked & saddened to hear this morning’s news… My heart goes out to the families of #SandyHook Elementary children, faculty, staff

Kim Kardashian: In total shock over the school shooting in Ct! 18 children shot dead & 9 adults by a father of one of the kids! What has this world come to

Khloe Kardashian: I am sick to my stomach. 18 children and 9 adults lives were stolen today. I’m so sorry for the sadness and pain this has caused. PRAY

Kourtney Kardashian: If this tragedy doesn’t change something in this country regarding guns…I just want to scream and cry. Deeply saddened. Praying

Lindsay Lohan: This is absolutely horrifying. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families in Newton, CT. So unbelievably sad.


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JKRas and Emily Blunt being adorable while out and about

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She's already won one... and now Emily Blunt is up for her second Golden Globe.

All this before even hitting her thirtieth birthday!

The 29-year-old actress is from a family of high achieving Brits so is perhaps used to being heaped with glory but her husband John Krasinki looked tickled pink with his talented wife as they strolled together in Los Angeles on Thursday.


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Trespasser with knife arrested at Taylor Swift's Nashville property at 2am



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 – A man was arrested overnight for allegedly trespassing at a home linked to Taylor Swift.

24-year old Jacob Kulke was booked at around 2 a.m. Friday on a criminal trespassing charge. According to an affidavit, Kulke went to the estate in Belle Meade, climbed a fence and a secured gate.

When he ran into security he claimed that he was in contact with the person at the address through social media, that he was dating her and that he wanted to surprise her for her birthday. Incidentally, Taylor celebrated her 23rd birthday on Thursday.

He claimed he had taken a bus from Wisconsin, and then a taxi from the Nashville bus stop. Police also said he had a knife on him when he was arrested.

Taylor Swift reportedly purchased the 6,000 square foot mansion for family members last year, although it is listed as being purchased by a trustee named Michael J. Moore.

The affidavit indicates that IT personnel confirmed there had not been any "social media" contact between Kulke and Swift; however, NewsChannel 5 discovered a Twitter believed to belong to Kulke where he wished her "Happy Birthday" on Thursday.

Swift recently told Cosmopolitan about her problems with stalkers. "Over the past couple of years it’s got worse. I get told if there’s been an attempt or a threat. My security text me a picture and say, ‘Look out for this dude; he’s driven across the country, he’s off his meds,’ or something like that. No one has ever been successful in getting into my house or anything like that. I have an amazing security team.”

"I just try to be safe and be conscious of people around me. It’s something you just have to deal with. It’s the price you pay for getting to do what you love. You can let it take over your life and make you fearful all the time, or you can live your life in spite of it.”

Kulke has a criminal past -- TMZ has learned he was convicted of battery, disorderly conduct and drug possession in Wisconsin back in 2010. He was placed on 13 months probation.He had previously been arrested for second degree burglary in Colorado, and there is a warrant out for his arrest in Colorado for a probation violation.

He was held in the Davidson County jail on $10,000 bond.
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Who was eliminated on X Factor?



Did 5th Harmony or Emblem 3 get to the final?

The X Factor's second season is almost over, with the finale soon approaching.

The competition remained as cutthroat as ever as each of the aspiring superstars performed two more songs last night, with an eye on next week's finale.

Bruno Mars and Bridgit Mendler both performed on tonight's results show.

There was no sing-off, and the contestant that received the lowest votes immediately went home.

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Little Mix begin their quest for US domination

One Direction Fuel Little Mix's Plans For U.S. Domination: Girl Power!



"X Factor" finalists Fifth Harmony might want to take some notes from Little Mix, a girl group that showed they can win "X Factor." Back in 2011, the foursome managed to take it all when they competed on the U.K. version of the series. Since being crowned the champs, they've had loads of success in their native U.K., including several chart-topping singles and a hit debut album, DNA, which they dropped last month.

Oh, yeah, they also happen to be besties with One Direction. They all not only met thanks to their "X Factor" ties, but also because member Perrie Edwards is dating Zayn Malik. But, that tidbit hasn't soured 1D's legion of female fans from scooping up the girls' music. In fact, they say, there's a lot of crossover.

"I think when we were on the 'X Factor,' anyway, a lot of our fans were One Direction fans before Perrie and Zayn even got together," Jade Thirlwall told MTV News on Thursday. "So we already had a lot of support from the 1D fans. And I think when Perrie and Zayn did get together, everyone was supportive of it and really kind of happy that two of their favorite bands were kind of getting together. But, yeah we have a lot of fans, whether it be One Direction ones or not."

As the girl group prepares to bring their music Stateside in 2013, they are hoping though that some of the U.S.'s love for 1D carries over to them. "I think like One Direction really opened the gate. With them, artists like Adele coming through America, it's been such a British year," Jade added. "With the Olympics and the whole royal family thing and all that stuff, I think everyone's just jumping on board Britain at the moment. It's nice to see and hopefully they'll still be waiting for us come next year."

While it's been quite the banner year for boy bands thanks to the success of 1D and The Wanted, Jesy Nelson hopes that next year will be all about the girls. She said, "Obviously the boys had been dominating this year and it's about time we get girl power in there. So that's our aim for next year."

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Between them, The Saturdays, and Fifth Harmony...2013 will be the year of girl bands

Oprah and Rainn Wilson Present SoulPancake.



Oprah Winfrey and Rainn Wilson (“The Office”) will explore one of life’s big questions in an all-new special “Oprah Winfrey and Rainn Wilson Present SoulPancake” premiering Sunday, December 16 at 12:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

Rooted in Wilson’s popular “SoulPancake” short films created for OWN’s Emmy Award-winning “Super Soul Sunday,” the special offers viewers quirky, thought-provoking, and uplifting interviews and vignette segments contemplating the universal question “what is love?”


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Looks like it was made by a hipster during their first year of film school. All this has done is make me crave some crispy duck pancakes.
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Drew Barrymore & Walmart Team Up To Get My Money

All the Details on Drew Barrymore’s Affordable New Makeup Line



Baby Olive isn’t the only recent addition to Drew Barrymore‘s life: The actress is also welcoming a new beauty collection, Flower.

Flower will feature 181 products including items for the face, eyes, lips and nails with prices ranging from $4.98 to $13.98, and will be available at more than 1,500 Walmart stores and walmart.com starting in January, according to WWD.

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Julieta Venegas premiered the violent music video for her new single, "Tuve para dar" today.

The clip for the electro-pop diddy features people having a no good, very bad day that turns into a neighborhood-wide fightfest that culminates in everyone uniting in a warehouse to keep fighting and finally make up via a choreographed dance routine. Watch the video below.

"Tuve para dar" is from the Mexican singer-songwriter's upcoming album Los momentos, due out March 2013

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Tonight's Haven pulled in wake of Connecticut school tragedy

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In the aftermath of Newtown, Conn.'s elementary school shooting, Syfy is pulling a Haven episode that was originally scheduled to air Friday that centered on a string of murders that took place at a high school.

Syfy issued a statement to The Hollywood Reporter regarding the decision: "Tonight's scheduled 10 p.m. episode of Haven contained scenes of fictitious violence in a high school. In light of today's tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, we have decided not to air it. At this time, no decision has been made as to when the episode will air."

Instead, the cable network will air a repeat of Eureka, the animated holiday episode "Do You See What I See," in Haven's usual 10 p.m. slot Friday. Haven's third season finale is scheduled to air next week.

President Barack Obama addressed the nation earlier in the day following the Newtown shooting, which took the lives of dozens of victims. "We're going to have to get together and take meaningful action," the president said. “As a country we have been through this too many times."

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Definitely understandable and a good choice.
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This is a Thorin, son of Thráin, son of Thrór, King Under the Mountain, Future Husband of Mine Post


"I just want to convince people I'm not 5"2 and hairy," smiles Richard Armitage, sitting back in a comfortable chair at London's Claridges hotel. "That'll be the biggest challenge." The 41-year-old actor's concern is understandable: as dwarf leader Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson's long-awaited Hobbit trilogy, he's shrunken and wigged-up beyond all recognition. So, let GQ settle it: in real life, Armitage cuts an enviably handsome figure. He's easily 6"1, lightly stubbled and today clad in a sleek J. Lindeberg suit with a plaid shirt and tie.After almost two decades on British TV in the likes of Spooks, Robin Hood and Chris Ryan's Strike Back, The Hobbit marks a step up for Armitage - into the newly world of global franchises and screaming fans. Arriving nine years after the release of The Return Of The King, the film is a visually stunning return to Middle Earth, shot in ultra-clear 3D - but by the time Howard Shore's inimitable score sets in,  and Andy Serkis is shouting "precious", it feels like we never left. Ahead of the film's release this weekend, we sat down with Armitage over a glass of wine to talk beard grooming, Hobbit obsessives and why Brits work best in the shire.

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Can this be a Hobbit flailing post to those who have seen it? Please include a spoiler cut for others though! Spoilers inside guys, sorry... I loved it like I love this man and his bolt of lightning forehead vein. Omg he's Monica.

Fabulash Elle Fanning for Bullett Magazine!

''Surreal Elle – Elle Fanning graces the cover of Bullett Magazine’s winter issue, showing off that true style doesn’t have an age. The 14-year-old actress dons the fall collections of Jil Sander, Chanel, Christopher Kane and Giles amongst others chosen by stylist Melissa Rubini in these experimental images photographed by Pierre Debusschere.''




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Fox 2000 Taps Exec-Turned-Writer for YA Novel Adaptation 'Reboot'
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Chernin Entertainment is producing the adaptation, which is based on an upcoming book sci-fi YA novel by Amy Tintera.

Development exec-turned-scribe Lindsay Devlin has been tapped to adapt Reboot, Fox 2000’s adaptation of an upcoming YA novel penned by Amy Tintera.
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These Has-Been Celebrities Still Charge Staggering Fees Per Appearance



Even celebrities who are past their prime charge a ton of money. Speaking engagements, private performances or simple appearances can bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Celebrity Talent International is an agency that represents huge stars like Adele, Elton John and Angelina Jolie, booking appearances for these stars and hundreds more. Many of the appearance fees are listed on CTI's website and are shockingly high. Celebrities don't necessarily receive the full amount, but the fees are guidelines for what they expect.

1. Shannen Doherty charges more than $100,000 per appearance.
2. Roseanne Barr still demands $100,000 per appearance.
3. Clay Aiken charges between $100,000 and $150,000 per speaking gig.
4. Creed charges a minimum of $150,000 per appearance.
5. Moby charges more than $150,000.
6. Toni Braxton charges between $150,000 and $250,000.
7. Bret Michaels charges somewhere between $150,000 and $250,000.
8. Orlando Bloom's booking fee starts at around $200,000.
9. The All-American Rejects charge a minimum of around $200,000.
10. Avril Lavigne charges about $250,000.
11. Duran Duran charges more than $250,000 per appearance.
12. Evanescence still charges a minimum of more than $250,000 per performance.
13. Ben Harper still garners around $300,000 per appearance.
14. Keanu Reeves is listed in the range of $250,000 to $350,000 per appearance.
15. Kevin Federline expects more than $300,000.
16. Sarah McLachlan also charges between $250,000 and $350,000 per appearance.
17. Hilary Duff charges a minimum of $500,000.
18. New Kids On The Block charge $500,000 per appearance.

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A glass table? What the hell kind of fight was this?

Marilyn Manson needed 24 stitches to 'reattach ear to head' after being hit by a glass table in 'dangerous fight'

Marilyn Manson needed 24 stitches to reattach his ear to his head, after a 'dangerous fight' in Switzerland.
The heavy metal rocker, who is currently on his Twins of Evil tour in Europe, tweeted a picture of his ear along with details of the altercation which happened earlier this week.
'I was hit by a glass table in a dangerous fight,' he tweeted. 'I was however, the victor but had to have 24 stitches to keep my ear from becoming Van Gogh.'
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In another tweet, simply entitled 'my ear,' he posted a picture of his ear plastered with surgical tape.

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Update - Chris Evans' brother charged in drug bust - Drug confirmed as cocaine


Former One Life To Live actor (and sibling of a celebrity) Scott Evans, the brother of Captain America star Chris Evans, has been arrested and charged with allegedly trying to purchase cocaine on Tuesday, December 4 in Hollywood, California.

The former One Life to Live cast member, who played Officer Oliver Fish in the soap opera, is accused of attempting to buy the drugs from an undercover police officer.

The incident took place on Tuesday, December 4 in Hollywood, California, reports E! Online.

Evans has now been charged with one count of attempted possession of a controlled substance.

He appeared to respond to the arrest on his Facebook page that morning: "Most ridiculous night of my life in LA so far. At least I made it a year before getting arrested," reads a post on a page attributed to the actor.

His next film Behaving Badly - which also stars Selena Gomez, Cary Elwes, Heather Graham and Dylan McDermott - is currently in post-production and slated for release next year.

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Update Updated: Evans was in criminal court today for his arraignment with his high-powered lawyer Shepard Kopp and entered a plea of not guilty to the cocaine charge. He's due back in court on January 14th.
 

Lindsay Lohan Prosecutors 'Absolutely Confident' They Can Prove She Is Habitual Liar



The prosecutors handling Lindsay Lohan's upcoming probation violation hearing are confident that there is more than enough evidence to prove that the embattled actress is a habitual liar, and will implore Commissioner Jane Godfrey to send her back to jail, a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.com exclusively.

"Prosecutors are going after Lindsay with a vengeance because of her flagrant disregard for the law," the source says. "The LA City Attorney's office will present evidence to Commissioner Jane Godfrey that Lindsay has a long storied history of lying to cops. Prosecutors want Commissioner Godfrey to sentence Lindsay to 245 days behind bars for the probation violation."

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Lindsay's probation was formally revoked Wednesday morning, but her lawyer, Shawn Holley postponed the starlet's arraignment on three new charges of lying to the cops stemming from a car accident in Santa Monica, Calif. last summer.

Godfrey formally set Lohan's new arraignment date to January 15, and Lindsay is required to be in court. At that time, a date will formally be set for Lohan's probation violation hearing.

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'X Factor' winner James Arthur video for 'Impossible' released

James Arthur has released an accompanying video for his track 'Impossible'.
The debut single from the 2012 X Factor winner passed Cheryl Cole to become the fastest-selling single of the year this week.



The clip is comprised of footage from The X Factor, and tracks Arthur's journey from his initial audition to his triumph in the final on Sunday (December 9).
'Impossible' also broke download records with its release earlier in the week, with 187,000 downloads in the first 24 hours on sale making it the fastest-selling X Factor single ever.
However, the sales success stands in marked contrast to the television show's fortunes, with the final being the lowest-rated X Factor final ever.
There are rumors that next year Simon Cowell will engineer a head-to-head battle against Strictly Come Dancing, which consistently beat its ITV1 rival in the ratings this year.

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I would have liked some new footage of him singing the song but bow to king arthur regardless
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The Wanted Coming To Your TV Soon!

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Boyband The Wanted are set to star in their own reality series documenting their life in L.A. next year.

The Irish Daily Star reports Irish member of the boyband Siva Kaneswaren (24) as saying: "We don't know what's going to happen, but if The Saturdays do it, so can we".

It is believed that the five-piece will set up house in Los Angeles for three months next year as they continue to crack the American market. The Saturdays are soon to be seen in their reality show for American network E! and it is believed The Wanted will have their show produced by the network as well.

Two of the five members will also have their girlfriends feature in the show - Irish shoe designer Nareesha McCaffrey, girlfriend of Kaneswaren, and Tom Parker's partner Kelsey Hardwick.

A Hollywood heavyweight could also bring success to the boys' show, as Lindsay Lohan has been spotted hanging out with the band backstage and on their tour bus throughout their recent live dates in America.

Lohan has fuelled speculation that she is dating frontman of the band Max George following his split earlier this year from Coronation Street's Michelle Keegan.

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1. they really need the money cuz they're broke.
2. YAY For seeing Queen Nareesha on TV!
3. DAMN IT RYAN SEACREST/SCOOTER BRAUN
4. lol at tw's LA stalkers cuz they won't be able to stand outside their hotel for hours and hours anymore.
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Homeland Round-Up: Mandy Interview, Q&A with the EPs, and Predictions on the Finale

If there is one takeaway here, it’s that Mandy Patinkin is not Saul Berenson.

The actor swung by Good Day NY on Wednesday to discuss the Homeland finale airing on Sunday, but then something even more exciting than terrorists working with the CIA happened: anchor Dave Price had to slip away mid-interview because his wife was having a baby…and that was simply the greatest, most overwhelming news Patinkin had ever heard.

Just a sampling of his exclamations: “Oh my God, how thrilling!” “Oh my God, that’s the most exciting thing I’ve ever had happen!” “To hell with me, let’s cut away to the hospital!” “This is the most exciting show I’ve ever been on, a baby is being born!”

The co-anchor tried to turn the interview back to getting some Homeland intel, but Patinkin was not having it at all and just had more questions: Boy or girl? Was this his first child? He also seemed overwhelmed and concerned about how viewers would find out if the baby was OK. The whole thing was incredibly endearing and makes me more concerned than ever about Saul’s finale fate. I need Patinkin on my television.

Watch his escalating excitement below (whenever you think it’s over, a new wave of joy hits!)

And yes, GDNY updated their website with the happy baby news. Hopefully someone also clued in Patinkin.



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What do you think is going to happen? I know the spoilers for what finale have been posted (here for those who missed it), but I always like reading everyone's theories!