This year, EW celebrated May the Fourth with a full day of Return of the Jedi, screening the end of the first (and definitely not last) Star Wars trilogy four times at the Egyptian Theatre. It was the biggest day yet of our first-ever CapeTown Film Fest. Boba Fett and Darth Vader were walking around the foyer. A full-sized Jabba the Hutt held court, accepting photograph requests from admirers.
There were special events throughout the day. After one screening, EW’s Anthony Breznican hosted a Luke Skywalker lookalike competition. From the wings, a new contestant emerged…Mark Hamill, undoubtedly the world’s most talented Luke Skywalker lookalike. The star of the original trilogy stuck around to talk with Breznican about the series’ past…and its future. Below, six important items of conversation from The Once and Future Skywalker.
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Beyonce brought out her baby girl at the May 4 stop of her Mrs. Carter Show world tour. The hot mama took her baby girl Blue Ivy's hand during "Irreplaceable." Blue Ivy was sporting some protective headphones and a sweet dress.
If Beyonce and Jay-Z's first born is already getting the feel for the stage at age one, expect to hear her first single to drop by next year. (We kid!)
Check out footage from the concert below. Blue and Bey get some time together at the 5:45 mark.
Just over 1 years old and been gracing the stage since the womb, bleß <3 Also some sources think she's pregnant again because she's showing paunch in that jumpsuit. (Or for the Beyonce truthers, pregnant for the first time.)
Hot on the heels of the the news that Relativity and the Weinstein Company have cast Luke Evans (No One Lives, the upcoming Dracula prequel) to play Eric Draven in their reboot of The Crow, a script review has hit the net. And it’s not pretty.
Latino Review got their hands on the latest draft, and they’ve posted a thoughtful video review of it. And – despite pretty much hating it – they play fair, only reviewing the basis/conceit without going into any actual plot spoilers. It also seems like Da7e, who authored the piece, has a genuine affection for the material and posted his review as a warning shot saying, “there’s time to fix this. Please do.”
For one, they apparently throw in the kitchen sink with healing and ghost powers. Plus, Eric Draven is now a bible quoting police officer (not a rock musician) who has to paint his face because he’s invisible? The basic gist of the review is that the current draft is beyond saving and a page 1 rewrite is needed. Granted, I haven’t read it, but this assessment is fairly convincing.
This is me right now
At this point just rename the character!
LOS ANGELES, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One of this generation's most-celebrated entertainers, Justin Timberlake , announced today he will kick off The 20/20 Experience World Tour starting this year on October 31. After dominating the global charts with the release of his acclaimed new album, The 20/20 Experience, Timberlake will bring his electrifying live shows to fans with a worldwide tour that will run through 2014. The Grammy® and Emmy® Award-winning artist's first tour in six years will visit dozens of countries throughout North America, Europe, South America and Australia. The 20/20 Experience World Tour is promoted worldwide by Live Nation Global Touring. Justin also revealed today the musical journey started on The 20/20 Experience will continue with the worldwide release of the new album on September 30, 2013.
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The Grammy winning duo finished the self-titled effort before breaking up in November
Columbia Records will release the Civil Wars' follow-up to their debut, "Barton Hollow," the 2011 album that earned them two Grammys, in late summer.
The Civil Wars, Joy Williams and John Paul White, had finished the album prior to splitting up in November over "internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition."
The duo announced the new, self-titled album on their website by thanking fans for their patience.
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This is probably their last album ever. Happy that we'll hear new songs, but also sad that it's the end. They were my favorite :(
YouTube, owned by Google, is reportedly introducing a paid subscription service for up to 50 of its specialty channels later this week.
The video site is currently free, with advertisements. However, paying for a subscription may remove the ads, reports the Daily Mail.
While YouTube has not confirmed it, a spokesperson for Google said, “We’re looking into creating a subscription platform that could bring even more great content to YouTube for our users to enjoy and provide our creators with another vehicle to generate revenue from their content, beyond the rental and ad-supported models we offer.”
YouTube started hosting channels in October 2012 that feature specialized content from outlets like The Onion or BBC. There also is grouped content like web-only short episodes of cooking shows. The content producers currently get 55 percent of revenue from advertising while YouTube receives 45 percent. The subscription revenue is expected to be split in the same proportions.
The Google spokesperson suggested that the content creators were the ones requesting a trial of a paid subscription service. “We have long maintained that different content requires different types of payment models,” he said.
YouTube has around a billion users that view approximately six billion hours of videos a month.
HBO's The Newsroom resumes its broadcast on July 14 and now, creator Aaron Sorkin, takes you inside the second season!
"The second season of The Newsroom has a different structure than the first season did," Sorkin says in a newly released featurette. "There's one story that goes through the whole season [as] our characters are being prepared for a deposition in a wrongful termination suit."
As for the central quadrangle that represents the heart of The Newsroom (Maggie, Jim, Sloane, Don), it's revealed that in an effort to avoid newsroom awkwardness, Jim accepts a field position. But that won't make things any better for Maggie, as Sorkin says, "Maggie, episode by episode, is going to lose everything."
Check out the promo above, which features more plotline reveals and the first look at Marcia Gay Harden as Rebecca Halliday, a litigator who defends Atlantis Cable News in the aforementioned wrongful termination suit.
The Newsroom premieres July 14 on HBO.
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Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany take their sons Stellan, 9, and Kai, 15, to the Rolling Stones concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. on Friday (May 3).
I find it so sweet that Kai is holding his mother's hand. More pics and some extras (including the first still of Jennifer from her new movie, Cry/Fly) are below.
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Chris Pratt shows off his newly muscular body while running some errands and picking up coffee at a local Starbucks on Friday (May 3) in Hollywood.
The 33-year-old actor’s hard work in the gym is definitely showing off and we can’t wait to see how great he looks in his upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy!
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“I really used to be bad with products, but now I exfoliate every night and use a lot of organic oils on my face,” she confides. (She’s a Sonya Dakar fan.) “And I have a great dermatologist in L.A. who gave me this amazing laser the last time I was there. It’s called Thermage. It’s not invasive. I went out to dinner right afterward and I didn’t look crazy, but it’s quite painful. It feels like someone’s smacking your face with a rubber band that has an electric shock in it. But I would do it again, because I feel like it took five years off my face.”
On Botox & plastic surgery:
“I’ve probably tried everything. I would be scared to go under the knife, but you know, talk to me when I’m 50. I’ll try anything. Except I won’t do Botox again, because I looked crazy. I looked like Joan Rivers!”
“I don’t hold on to fear as much as I used to, because I’ve learned a lot about genuinely not caring what strangers think about me,” she says. “It’s very liberating. It’s very empowering, and I’ve learned a lot of that from Jay—Shawn Carter—Z, because his approach to life is very internal. It’s a very good lesson to learn.”
… says 40 year-old Gwyneth.
this is not a beauty post. please do NOT talk about yourselfs 4 once!!!!
Today we are revealing to our top fans the fact that The Sims™ 4 is coming to PC and Mac in 2014.
The Sims franchise is fueled by the passion and creativity of its millions of fans around the world. Their continued devotion to the franchise ignites the fire of creativity of the team at The Sims Studio, driving them to continually improve and innovate on one of the world’s most successful simulation game that has sold more than 150 million copies worldwide.
Share your excitement for the game on Twitter with the hashtag #TheSims4.
OMG I'M SO EXCITED
‘When you change your body, you start to get selfish. You’re like, ”Oh, but that’s still fat and that’s still gross and why can’t I look like that?” To stop myself I have to look at how far I’ve come. I’ve learned how to eat right and look after myself. Also, I don’t weigh myself. If you like what you see
in front of the mirror, then what’s the f**king point of getting on a scale?’
‘It’s OK to have a healthy envy and look up to somebody and set goals, but you have to realize that you’re never going to be exactly that person. Wishing you were Angelina Jolie or J.Lo isn’t going to change the fact that you’re not. Why not start working with what you do have instead of what you don’t?’
I figured out there is no such thing as perfection. If I had known that earlier, I wouldn’t have been such a f–k up. The only thing I can be is me. I’m not perfect. I make mistakes. And my body is not perfect, either, but I love it. It will never be perfect but I do not want it to be. That’s so boring!’
… says Kelly in Self Magazine.
what are sum of your mistakes, ONTD?
As Pattie Boyd talks about old photos of George Harrison and Eric Clapton, she remains — perhaps appropriately, given that she was the inspiration for Clapton’s love-lorn “Layla” — unable to decide which had been more inspirational.
“I think probably George was very inspirational,” Boyd says in the attached video. “He was very easy to photograph, and always looked fabulous. But on the other hand, Eric Clapton was very good as well. He was quite patient with me, taking photographs continually. He was probably annoyed occasionally.”
Boyd was married to both musicians, first to Harrison and then to his best friend Clapton, who used his torment over the love triangle to spark a turn-of-the-1970s classic in Layla and Assorted Other Love Songs.
She had enjoyed a modelling career in the early 1960s, appearing on the cover of Vogue. Boyd has since worked as a writer for 16 magazine and published an autobiography, called Wonderful Today, as well. More recently, however, she’s become known for her photos of Clapton and Harrison. An exhibit called Through the Eye of a Muse has been on display across the world, from London and Moscow to the U.S. and Australia.
Boyd was also featured in a promotional video for Harrison’s No. 1 Beatles smash “Something.” Her treasure trove of photographs includes shots from the Beatles’ now-legendary trip to India, where they composed the bulk of what would become The White Album.
“With time, they’ve become more iconic,” Boyd says of the photographs. “That’s what time does.”
"My father said, 'There are two things in life that you never know. One is when you are going to die, and the other is how a film is going to do at the box office'"
Salman Rushdie’s novel “Midnight’s Children” is a sprawling book that its author has described as a “love letter to India” -- a chronicle of the country’s birth and occasionally troubled history as experienced by a boy born at the stroke of midnight as the country gained its independence on Aug. 15, 1947.
The novel’s scope made it difficult to adapt into a film, and so did the notoriety of its author in the Islamic world: A planned BBC miniseries version of the book in the 1990s was canceled because of anti-Rushdie protests from the Muslim community in Sri Lanka, where it was going to be filmed.
But Deepa Mehta, the Indian-born, Canadian-based director of the Oscar-nominated "Water," persuaded Rushdie to sell her the rights for a pittance and then write the screenplay.
A 79-day shoot (much of it back in Sri Lanka) resulted in the indie epic that Paladin Film and 108 Media released on Friday in L.A. theaters.
Mehta’s film has elements of magical realism, but it also deals with the gritty politics of India -- including the 21 months in the mid-1970s when Prime minister Indira Gandhi, under fire for electoral fraud, declared the so-called “Emergency” and suspended civil liberties.
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American Lung Association holds its third annual fashion show with design partner, Saks Fifth Avenue. The Set Sail with Saks Fashion Show and Dinner will be hosted by “Criminal Minds” actor Matthew Gray Gubler. The event includes a fashion show presenting the Best of Saks Fifth Avenue with men’s and women’s fashions. All proceeds benefit the American Lung Association. Guests are encouraged to wear business casual or nautical attire.
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She's not shy to a bit of controversy, but Azealia Banks seemed to have upped the ante on Saturday after uploading a series of almost-nude pictures to her Instagram account.
The American rapper posted the revealing set of images to her 250 thousand followers, where she wore just a black mankini.
The photo's - which show the red-headed star posing in front of a mirror as she snaps away on her mobile phone - revealed her slimline body and a number of tattoos.
She accompanied the snap with a series of chocolate and bunny emoticons before uploading a second, less-revealing shot with the caption 'HavingFunnnn.'
This isn't the first time the singer has hit headlines for her controversial manner though.
The 21-year-old singer - who came to fame with her hit single 212 in December of 2011 - has been involved in a number of Twitter feuds with fellow artists such as A$AP Rocky and Rita Ora.
more at the flop source
The comic medium had a lot to celebrate last weekend. Not only did Iron Man 3 usher in blockbuster season with our favorite exoskeletal superhero, but Saturday saw all of the major publishers unleash a metric ton of pro bono product on Free Comic Book Day. With all of these reminders of how fabulous the printed and digital panel can be, Paste decided to sit down and take inventory of the titles that make our Wednesday comic shop jaunts an addictive necessity.
Today we’re taking a look at our ten favorite comic books from Marvel, with lists from the other prolific publishers to follow on Tuesday and Wednesday. And though these are our favorites, we realize that The House of Ideas releases many comics from many talented creators; let us know yours in the comments.
(from 5 to 1, rest at the source)
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Alec Baldwin's Orphans has not been adopted by Broadway. Despite its starry cast and a Tony Award nomination for best revival of a play, Daniel Sullivan's production of the 1983 Lyle Kessler drama will close on May 19. The limited engagement originally had been scheduled to run through June 30.Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge star in the three-character play, about two orphaned brothers living in a run-down North Philadelphia row house, and the wealthy Chicago gangster they kidnap who becomes a surrogate father to them.
After a long day of filming on May 4, Booboo Stewart tweeted, “Shot till 4am now hotel has a fire so in the street- hall was filled with smoke – scary.”
Booboo also added, “5 fire trucks, standing with Adan and Patrick Stewart outside wishing we had brought out stuff out.”
John Legend is telling all about his wedding to model Chrissy Teigen – except the date."It's going to be good music, good food and a good time," he said at the Yahoo! On the Road tour, where he performed in NYC Friday night.And although they may be leaving many of the details up to the planner, the singer, 34, who will release his album Love in the Future later this year, says he does have a wedding song in mind."There's a song on my album that actually could be pretty good for the wedding. It's called 'All of Me' and it's inspired by Chrissy. She loved the song and cried when she heard it," he said.
Legend and Teigen, 27, who have been dating for nearly seven years and engaged since 2011, also says the couple envision a bunch of kids running around."We'd like to have kids. I grew up in a family with four kids, so I think three or four is a good number," he says. "We don't plan it. We just do it."
The Ghost star was the special guest at the Public Prep Network's Namesake Luncheon last week (ends03May13), when bosses celebrated the Oscar winner's work as an education advocate and hailed her as a positive female role model.
Goldberg, who suffers from dyslexia, admitted she was an unlikely honouree because she never actually completed high school.She told the audience, "I actually didn't go to school. I feel a little funny having a classroom named after me... But that's Ok because I was educated by my mother, and she was a teacher... You could've given this award to someone more deserving - but you couldn't have found someone more appreciative."The Public Prep Network is a non-profit organisation which runs three tuition-free schools in poverty-stricken neighbourhoods across New York City.
When Brahim Zaibat posted a picture of the MDNA Tour on his Instagram account bringing back memories, a fan asked him when were getting the MDNA Tour DVD.
"Very soon the DVD !! Looks amazing"
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Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter: "No matter how frenzied and elaborate and sometimes distracting his technique may be, Luhrmann's personal connection and commitment to the material remains palpable, which makes for a film that, most of the time, feels vibrantly alive while remaining quite faithful to the spirit, if not the letter or the tone, of its source."
Scott Foundas, Variety: "To accuse Luhrmann of overkill is a bit like faulting a leopard for his spots. Love it or hate it, take it or leave it, this is unmistakably his “Gatsby” through and through, and as with all such carte-blanche extravaganzas, it exudes an undeniable fascination — at least for a while."
David Denby, The New Yorker: “Luhrmann’s vulgarity is designed to win over the young audience, and it suggests that he’s less a filmmaker than a music-video director with endless resources and a stunning absence of taste.”
Alonso Duralde, The Wrap: "This film marks the official moment in which Baz Luhrmann's signature style has become self-parody. So we beat on, boats against the current, jumping the shark."
Anne Thompson, Thompson On Hollywood: "'The Great Gatsby' is a guilty pleasure, a swirling, audacious piece of cinema --in 3-D!--that could prove a crowdpleaser for young audiences."
Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist: ""The expressive ‘Gatsby’ has the power to transport, but the main problem is that it never lifts the audience to anywhere of significance other than the clouds where the party fireworks have already evaporated."
Drew McWeeny, HitFix: "It's as if every bit of creativity dried up the moment the deal was signed. Yes, this is exactly what I would expect a Baz Luhrmann 'Gatsby' would look like, but is that enough?"
Kim Kardashian has been drawing attention for months for the manner in which she's dressing as her pregnancy progresses. This weekend she posted a new photo illustrating the perils of putting her poor, puffy feet into strappy designer sandals.
"Swollen feet or a new Givenchy tattoo?" Kardashian wrote underneath an image on her Celebuzz website. The photo shows her from the shins down, with one black sandal on and one off. The foot on the right bears the marks from where her sandal straps criss-crossed her swollen foot.
Kardashian is in the home stretch of a pregnancy which could deliver Kanye West's baby sometime in June. On Saturday she was photographed wearing the sandals while joining her sisters Kourtney and Khloe at an in-store appearance for Sears' Kardashian Kollection at Willowbrook Mall in Houston.
Most people who have been through pregnancy can certainly sympathize with what Kardashian is going through -- so far as the swelling is concerned. Some offered words of encouragement to the reality TV star in the comments beneath the photo. Others admonished Kardashian for not dressing more comfortably during her pregnancy.
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Kim Kardashian, center, in Houston with sisters Kourtney, left, and Khloe on Saturday, May 4.
"i know that feeling! Get them elevated, massaged and rest. All good, you just need some more momma-to-be pampering. xo," wrote amazonia.
"you are pregnant ... so are your feet ... please be nice to them. Pooling blood, blood clots, reduced circulation ... please please please take care of yourself. Vanity is fun but it’s not worth risking your health ..." wrote gracespace84.
"That’s what happens when you continue to wear clothes/shoes that are not meant for your pregnant body!" wrote hotwasabi21. "You look sooo uncomfortable in all that tight crap; give it a rest and enjoy some loose clothing for once!"
In the end we'll never all agree on whether or not Kardashian's maternity style has been appropriate for all occasions. The effort necessary to get to that consensus isn't worth it -- we've got to start thinking about what that baby is going to be wearing.
The 24-year-old actress’ boyfriend and co-star Andrew Garfield had the day off that afternoon and was seen picking up lunch at Bubby’s wearing a black jacket. He was later seen in a grey jacket while running errands around town.
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American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox and her husband, musician Brian Walker, are calling it quits.
"After two and a half years, we have decided to end our marriage," the couple tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. "The friendship and love which brought us together remains strong, and we will continue to support each other in our careers and personal lives. We are hopeful that people will be respectful of our privacy as we face this emotional and challenging time for our family." After a whirlwind courtship and an engagement that only lasted weeks, the couple tied the knot in front of 60 friends and family members in Chicago in 2010.While the couple had no children, Bowersox, 27, has a 4-year-old son, Tony, from a previous relationship.
Jennifer Lopez's day at the beach took a scary turn on Sunday, May 5, when gunshots were reportedly fired in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where the singer was filming a music video with Pitbull for their hit song "Live It Up." Immediately after the shooting, Lopez was rushed to safety.
Entertainment Tonight correspondent Rob Marciano, who was interviewing the star at the time of the incident, wrote about the shots on Twitter. "BREAKING: Gunshots fired on Fort Lauderdale beach DURING my JLo interview. No kidding. Security scrambled her away," he tweeted.
A few minutes later, he added: "Can hear & see ambulances converging ~400 yards down the street...Police confirming: 'Shots fired. No one hit.' Whew."
The shooting interrupted what had been, to that point, a fun-filled afternoon for Lopez and her crew. Earlier in the day, the mom-of-two flaunted her tanned, toned physique in a sexy halter-style peach swimsuit, which she paired with tangerine lipstick and an orange manicure. She looked smoking hot as she stretched out on a white beach chair just steps away from the ocean.
The 43-year-old singer also modeled a printed green beach cover-up over a black bikini. Accompanied on set by boyfriend Casper Smart, she and some dancers/extras hit the surf, laughing and waving their arms in the air as waves crashed around them.
It's taking shape, folks. After a single tweet sufficed to spark an avalanche of speculations, things are getting a bit clearer surrounding Kanye West's "dark" new album. We know that he is currently in Paris crafting the followup to his 2010 masterpiece My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. As Rolling Stone points out, the tracklist for the album is still being finalized but the list of conributing guests is surfacing. It seems like we can look forward to Kanye collaborating with the likes of Daft Punk, Skrillex, Chief Keef and Odd Future, Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter revealed.
"It was very raw," says Bangalter of a recent session with West. "He was rapping – kind of screaming primally."
Moreover, Skrillex, 2 Chainz, and John Legend, Chicago's King L, and producer Young Chop are set to be featured as well. Will he invite some of them to his SNL gig on May 18? Unlikely. Any other guests on the LP? By June 18 we should know for sure.
r u bowing ontd
The Rolling Stones could have to take a pay cut after poor ticket sales of their US anniversary gigs.Prices ranged from $170 (£110) to $2,000 for a VIP ticket but the band were forced to reduce the cost of premium seats recently to avoid playing in half empty venues.Speculation is rife that Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood will need to renegotiate the massive guaranteed fees for their 50 and Counting US tour.
A source told The Observer that their $20million tour fee could be revised: ‘Total disaster. Too expensive and no vibe on the shows … it’s a terrible way to go out.’
The title of the video itself is a huge spoiler for those who still haven't seen last season's finale, so I put it under a cut, just in case.
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Chris Pine shows up with a thesis statement. “I think there is a growing homogenization of what masculinity means,” he says.
Asked by Pine’s reps a week earlier for a brief outline of the focus for this piece, I’d fired off a vague, pretentious email about how leading men in movies seem ripe for reinterpretation -- especially, say, the kind of characters Pine plays, like Star Trek Into Darkness’s Captain Kirk or, coming later this year, Tom Clancy’s CIA hero Jack Ryan. Maybe he would want to talk about that.
He’s read my email. He’s come prepared.
Heroes in today’s films all look the same, Pine argues, ticking off a list: “Bare chested. Very tan. White. Brown hair, blue eyes, perfect skin.” He grimaces. “That is so -- not real.”
But Pine seems very real, in a very perfect, unreal way. Today, sitting outside a small coffee shop in Los Angeles, he’s wearing a baseball hat, sneakers, slim-fit cargo pants, and a tight white tank top. The California sun glints off his golden-brown shoulders, and, when he lifts his sunglasses, his eyes are most definitely blue. (Indoors, they are a speech-stoppingly bright blue, a shade so intense I’d assumed they only looked that way onscreen because of some post-production magic.)
Somehow he doesn’t draw any undue attention sitting smack in the middle of a Sunset Boulevard sidewalk with his iced coffee and chicken sandwich. Maybe it’s because we’re slightly off the city’s center aisle at Intelligentsia, a low-key neighborhood staple in Silver Lake, and he’s dressed more like the well-maintained bro next door than a guy who will star in not one but two massive franchise films in 2013.
Or maybe it’s because he doesn’t want to preen for a celebrity puff piece. “Trying to think of new ways to talk about myself is always… odd,” he says. He’d rather wax poetic about masculinity -- and he will, at length. “It really got me thinking,” he says. “I don’t even know where to begin.”
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Say it ain’t so! Since Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are both in the Big Apple on May 6, the night of the 2013 Met Gala, it seemed like a given that the adorable couple would be arm-in-arm for the huge event. However, K-Stew is planning on attending the event with fashion designer and BFF, Nicolas Ghesquiere, according to fashion journalist Jim Shi.
Jim tweeted early on May 6 that Kristen was said to be attending the Met Ball with Nicolas, the designer K-Stew got extremely close to when he was the head of Balenciaga.
It’s definitely odd that K-Stew and Rob aren’t going together, especially considering they’re in the same city and Rob doesn’t have any apparent commitments in the way.
If Kristen couldn’t get her leading man to come, she definitely picked her second favorite. She and Nicolas are great friends and she hasn’t been afraid to show her love for him.
In a recent interview, K-Stew chatted about her outrage over Nicolas leaving Balenciaga, the fashion house for which Kristen has just signed a second campaign deal.
“He is a reminder of how f**king annoying everyone else is,” Kristen told the German magazine 032c. “It’s not easy to walk a line that not every single person in the world is going to get in a second. Nicolas is the sort of person who loves swimming in rough water.” K-Stew added that when she found out Nicolas was leaving Balenciaga, she told him, “I will totally run away with you.”
She didn’t end up running away with him, so maybe she’s making up for that by taking him to the Met Ball.
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ETA Oh Lawd....
Up until last week, "One Direction Infection," a Tumblr blog created and maintained by an eighth grader we'll call Claire, looked like any other 14-year-old's Tumblr: a bright pink background, a default font that resembles cute handwriting, an embedded MP3 player playing Daddy Yankee and Jesse McCartney, and scores of photographs and animated GIFs of the members of One Direction, Britain's biggest boy band.
It still looks like that, mostly—same background, same font, same Justin Timberlake song on the music player—but over the weekend Claire's subject matter took a sharp turn. In place of candid shots of Harry Styles and Zayn Malik, there are now photos of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev; instead of inspirational image macros, there are annotated crime scene photos. The precocious, self-concious tone remains, and when you visit your browser still reads "One Direction Infection," but the blog has a new URL: http://free-jahar.tumblr.com.
"Jahar" is what Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's friends and Twitter followers call him, and #FreeJahar is the hashtag banner around which thousands of people have rallied on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook to closely follow Tsarnaev's case and share what they believe to be evidence of his innocence. I tracked Claire down (through her One Direction fan fiction page) and, over Twitter direct messages, asked her about her Tumblr. "I do believe he is very cute, but that’s not the reason I am personally involved in this movement," she emailed me back. "I am in this because I don’t believe its right to put a totally innocent person in jail for the rest of his/her life or even death penalty. I don’t care who it is, it just isn’t fair."
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Kerry Washington is queen of the world—but she won’t ever really admit it. (Which subsequently adds to her charm and solidifies her royal reign.)
She’s the star of a show so hot on television that even non-fans have no choice but to be tapped into character nuances. And if you avoid TV shows altogether, surely it’s impossible not to see the trailer of her new film Peeples, opening May 10.
And should you skirt television and film altogether, then surely you've seen her mug on the cover of People magazine, touted as one of the most beautiful people gracing the planet earth. Then there’s her work on behalf of President Barack Obama.
Yes, she’s some of everywhere these days (and we know you all saw her on the cover of March’s EBONY!), but to speak with her, she almost doesn’t want to take any credit for her incredible career fortune.
“I’ve been really blessed,” she says. “My whole life I have been in acting classes with people who are vastly more talented than I am, so I wish I could say that it was something I did that has made me have the career that I have today. I’ve just been really blessed with opportunities, and by the grace of God I have been able to meet those opportunities when they come along. I’ve been taught to have a really strong work ethic. I come from a family where there’s a big expectation of excellence, so I’ve been able to meet that opportunity, but I can’t take credit for the opportunities.”
We’re giving her credit, anyway. EBONY.com chats with Washington about Scandal, Peeples and why she insists on staying in her lane.
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Mostly posting this to discuss Ava Duvernay's mini rant about the nay-sayers on twitter last night.
Once Upon a Time star Lana Parrilla is engaged to marry her boyfriend Fred Di Blasio!
The 35-year-old actress’ beau popped the question last week while the couple was vacationing in Israel along with some of her fellow ABC stars, she confirmed to The Times of Israel. Check out photos of the group below!
Lana is on the trip with the organization America’s Voices in Israel and is traveling with Scandal‘s Guillermo Diaz, Bellamy Young, and Katie Lowes.
The couple got engaged while in the Negev desert area and Lana said she feels “so celebrated” by all the well-wishes she’s been getting from Israelis.
Congratulations to the happy couple on the great news!
Following doctor’s orders, Phillip Phillips has canceled the remaining nine dates of his college tour. "His doctor said he has to get off the road," a source tells The Hollywood Reporter. "He was playing six shows a week, and it’s too much for him."
The American Idol season-11 winner's ongoing kidney issues -- he had surgery last year to remove massive kidney stones -- as well as a combination of exhaustion and dehydration have been slowing him down.
"His body doesn’t bounce back, and he's been feeling run-down," says the source. Phillips made the announcement official on his Facebook page Monday morning, assuring fans that the nine remaining dates -- including one in Dublin -- will be honored."Hey guys, due to doctor's orders I have to postpone my last few tour dates. They will be rescheduled!" he wrote. "Looking forward to seeing you all on on the John Mayer tour this summer!" Although there is no word yet on whether or not Phillips will be well enough to attend the American Idol finale next week, his doctor feels that with rest, the singer will be fine for his shows with Mayer which begin in July.
There has been some drama lately surrounding "Criminal Minds," one of only a few shows at CBS not to have been either renewed or canceled for the upcoming television season.
Last week, showrunner and EP Erica Messer inked a new deal with CBS that leaves her at the helm of the ship for a potential Season 9 and now Deadline reports that all the stars have received final offers from the network.
Reportedly, Thomas Gibson and Joe Mantegna are close to re-upping with the popular crime drama, while Shemar Moore is still ensconced in negotiations.
Furthermore, Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook have reportedly turned down their final offers from the network -- they are unhappy with the female stars being paid so much less than the male ones and are willing to walk if there isn't something done to correct that.
There was a dust-up regarding the female cast members back in 2010, when A.J. Cook was reduced to a guest star and Paget Brewster was cut altogether. Fan outcry prompted Cook's reinstatement on the show.
A ninth season for the show is fairly likely to happen as long as Gibson and Mantegna sign on.
Blazing on to the rap scene is fiery Harlem girl, Gita, who made blogosphere tidal waves a year ago with the Two Stacks produced debut 'Hood Rich' and ‘Let That’. Perhaps more girl power was exactly what we needed? Nevertheless gaining quick attention as the hip-hop hyped one to watch late last year. Raised in Oakland and LA, Gita moved to Harlem NY in 2010 and was soon discovered by Steve Willis who shot iconic music videos for the likes of Mary J. Blige in the 90s.
Those Missy Elliot and TLC 90s influences are evident in the ‘Hood Rich’ video, however Gita returns in 2013 with vibrant pink hair and Minnie Mouse hair knots for ‘Mardi Gras’ video. A futuristic switch for the female rapper as she delivers over inventive warped beats produced by South London’s Grime producer, Darq E Freaker.
The accompanying video was filmed in an abandoned Victorian house in London and captures Gita’s old school-inspired visual style in an ominous surrounding. Find yourself joining the hype? Gita will follow ‘Mardi Gras’ with a new EP set for release in late spring so hold fire until then.
Watch it now.
The IT Crowd is set to return later this year for one last time.
Series creator and writer of the Channel 4 sitcom set in a company’s IT department, Graham Linehan just announced during an IT Crowd Q&A at German conference re:publica that the long-teased special, which he has previously stated will serve as the finale to the series, will be filmed in three weeks’ time.
The script for the forty-minute special was written over a year ago, but the actors, including Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson, Chris O’Dowd and Matt Berry, have been too busy with other filming commitments – and in one case a pregnancy – to work on it until now.
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Great Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann knew he wanted to include hip-hop in his script adaptation of the 1925 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, but it wasn’t until star Leonardo DiCaprio connected him with his friend Jay-Z that the soundtrack for the film really took off.
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Leo's bringing the Gangs of New York hair back
*no pic so she won't threaten to sue us*
Amanda Bynes has reached one million Twitter followers.
It's official: Amanda Bynes is a Twitter sensation. Since her December return to the social networking site, the former Nickelodeon star's tweets and pics have garnered so much attention that she's reached the one million followers mark — gaining nearly 300,000 fans in only eight days.
It's easy to see why there's such an interest. From her makeovers and love for rapper Drake to her outrageous videos, the Twitterverse waits patiently as she makes her next move.
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Farrah Abraham is following the Kim Kardashian Steps to Fame Playbook to perfection -- TMZ has learned the newly-minted porn star has just inked her first endorsement deal ... and the check has its fair share of zeroes at the end of it.
The Backdoor Teen Mom has signed on to endorse a product called Raspberry Tones ... which bills itself as a "diet and fat-loss" pill. We're told it wasn't the sex tape that caught the company's eye (ok, maybe a little) but rather the bikini pics of Farrah that surfaced last month.
According to our sources, Farrah loved the idea of endorsing a health product and couldn't pass up the payday ... which, we're told, is somewhere in the low six figures.
A rep for the company tells TMZ, "Farrah represents a growing audience of young, active people who take care of their health and use only natural products to look and feel great. Farrah looks fit and fabulous, and takes care of her body, and a lot of health-conscious people can look up to that."
Taking pills isn't really Farrah's strong suit, but you can't get pregnant if you skip one of these ... so she'll be fine.
Yay my first ONTD post!!!
In a pre-Cannes deal, Exclusive Media has come on board to produce and co-finance Sam Fell’s action comedy “Skiptrace,” starring Jackie Chan and Bingbing Fan.
‘Skiptrace” will be produced as a Sino co-production by Exclusive Media and China’s Talent Intl., which will also co-finance the film. Chan and David Gerson are producing. Cyrte Investments’ Charlie Coker, who brought the project in, will exec producer with Cyrte. Exclusive Media is handling international rights and will present the film to buyers at the Cannes Film Market this month. Exclusive Media’s Damien Saccani will oversee production.
‘Skiptrace” is based on Chan’s original idea and written by Jay Longino with the Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka co-writing. Story follows a Hong Kong detective (Chan) tracking down a mouthy American gambler on the run from his creditors. The pair form an unlikely partnership to take down Hong Kong’s most notorious criminal. Chan has starred in over 150 films including the “Rush Hour” trilogy, “Shanghai Noon” and “Shanghai Knights.” Fan’s credits include Chen Kaige’s “Sacrifice” and Wang Xiaoshuai’s “Chongqing Blues” and will next be seen as Blink in Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”
Fell directed “Paranorman” and “Flushed Away.”
Chan, Fan, Talent Intl., Longino and Gerson are repped by WME. Chan is also represented by Bloom Hergott’s Jake Bloom & Patrick Knapp and Fan by Timothy Mou. Fell is represented by UTA and Newhouse Porter Hubbard. Gerson is also repped by John Sloss. Longino is also represented by Bernie Cahill of ROAR and Todd Rubenstein of Morris Yorn.
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R&B group B5 returns with a brand new sultry single entitled "Say Yes." Premiering exclusively on Singersroom.com, the sensual ballad sees the group painting a colorful picture about taking care of your partner if you were in love. "I want you to be mine, so just say yes," croons the group on the delicious track.
"Say Yes," available digitally May 7, is a well-built R&B record that boast a reminiscent Motown feeling with its musicality and harmonious vibe.
B5 was introduced to the world by Sean 'Diddy' Combs in 2005 when the group released their self titled debut album featuring the singles "All I Do" and "U Got Me." In 2007, they dropped their follow-up sophomore effort, Don't Talk, Just Listen, but cut ties with Bad Boy following the project's release.
Since leaving the guidance of Diddy, the group changed their name to Audio, but recently reclaimed their moniker B5. Since then, the group leaked a record entitled "Cookie," on the internet and now they are ready to make a full return.
B5 is currently at work on their third studio opus under the production house of UpFront Megtainment, run by Devyne Stephens, Akon's manager, and Motown Records.
Sources: B5VEVO@YT and SingersRoom
Actress Keira Knightley won't be resting on her laurels following her recent wedding as she's already in negotiations to star in Lynn Shelton's dark comedy Laggies, replacing the departing Anne Hathaway who had to fulfill her commitment to Christopher Nolan's next project, the sci-fi epic Interstellar.
Once everything is signed, Knightley would be joining Sam Rockwell and Chloe Moretz in the new movie from the increasingly-busier Lynn Shelton who made waves at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival a few years back with her sophomore feature Humpday, followed that with the equally-acclaimed Your Sister's Sister and already had her fourth feature Touchy Feely at this year's Sundance. She's also directed episodes of "New Girl" and "Ben and Kate" in between.
Shelton gets great performances out of her actors, often by collaborating with them directly before writing any sort of script or treatment, and her latest project is about a young woman who reacts to her boyfriend's marriage proposal by pretending to go on a business retreat but actually hanging out with a 16-year-old, played by Moretz.
The 28-year-old actress has a number of projects coming up including Kenneth Branagh's Jack Ryan reboot starring Chris Pine, Can A Song Save Your Life? the new movie from Once director John Carney, plus she got married to musician James Righton in France on Saturday breaking this writer's heart to splinters.
this would be great b/c rockwell & keira in the same movie is something i want very badly. her movies coming out this year are shaping up to be really interesting & different so i hope this is true
Sexism has hit a new low. And you have Danish TV host Thomas Blachman to thank for that.
The Danish X-Factor judge – who is apparently often referred to as “the Simon Cowell of Denmark”- hosts a show in which a woman enters the stage, silently strips in front of him and a guest and then listens to them critique her body.
Yup, that’s it.
Blachman, who dreamed up the premise all by himself, says the show’s aim is to “stir discussion about the aesthetics of the female body without allowing the conversation to become pornographic or politically correct,” The Sun reports.
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When an artist walks away from a music career -- as Teng did in 2010, to pursue a graduate degree in environmental studies and business -- she can return to her art with greater urgency and a renewed love of the craft. Such is the story behind Teng's latest recording,
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SDJFHSDFKDSJFKDSDSFDFSDAJDF *random ululations*
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Season 5 - Reunion Show
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If you were thinking that the ongoing Nicki Minaj versus Mariah Carey bickering was nothing more than a publicity stunt, you would be wrong.
According to a source close to “American Idol,” Carey is so done with her fellow judge’s threats and nastiness she last week threatened not to come to the show this week, despite the show being down to its top three finalists.
“Mariah doesn’t want to come back, Nicki is really disrespecting her and she’s tired of trying to bite her tongue all the time,” an insider told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “One night Nicki tried to be kind of nice, but Mariah didn’t bite, so I guess she figured screw that.”
The Carey versus Minaj war of words has now even spread from the set to cyberspace. Following a heated argument on “Idol” last week, the young rapper took to twitter with a barrage of insulting tweets, referencing recent reports that former judge Jennifer Lopez was approached to replace Carey on the current season, and calling her “insecure” and “bitter.”
But we’re told even if Minaj doesn’t return to the panel next season, Carey won’t be back.
“She’s done with it all. She doesn’t need the platform, and all the drama isn’t healthy for her,” added the source. “She’s also under fire with the producers for not being critical enough of the contestants.”
And while we’re assured that the judge throwdown is definitely not a marketing move, it is certainly a hot topic of discussion on Twitter.
“Minaj is so irritating, you do not argue with Mariah Carey,” tweeted one, as others weighed in “they should just fight onstage,” and another concluded that Minaj’s attacks were “disgusting and pathetic.”
Mariah does not need this mess and foolishness in her life publicity stunt or not
A former Toddlers & Tiaras mom has been accused of abusing her daughter. Mickie Wood, mother of Eden Wood, is accused of subjecting her daughter to physical and emotional abuse.
In her self-published book, Eden’s former manager, Heather Ryan details allegations that Mickie’s obsession with making her daughter a beauty queen, threatening her health and well-being. The e-book, titled Unleashing a Momster, is being sold at Amazon.com for around $10. The book includes links to various material, which Ryan includes as proof of the alleged abuse. Ryan describes Mickie as “lying, demanding and evil to the core.”
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Spill, ONTD ~ Were you in pageants as a child? Was it your choice or did your parents force you into it? Also, I always felt sorry for this child after seeing her on The Talk. Her mother was batshit crazy.
Europa Report Directed by Sebastián Cordero, the film stars Sharlto Copley, Michael Nyqvist, Daniel Wu, Anamaria Marinca, Christian Camargo and Karolina Wydra, with music by Bear McCreary ("The Walking Dead"), is hands down the most painstakingly accurate space movie we've seen in ages. You want some semblance of realism in the story of a three-year journey to Jupiter's Moon Europa? AND a gripping narrative, you got it. Here's out first impressions, along with an exclusive look at the brand new poster.
Europa Report centers around a six-person crew on a three year trip to Europa. The cast is made up of both men and women — but there's no drama. Don't expect the aged Russian astronaut to drop trou with the female pilot, that shit doesn't fly on this ship. Because they're scientists, experts, athletes, and military folk who take their mission just as seriously as Cmdr. Chris Hadfield of the International Space Station. Hell, their ship looks like it was built out of spare parts from the ISS. Even their water pouches are similar (if not identical) to what NASA uses.
The brilliance behind this no-nonsense approach is seen the second real problems occur. The first time you witness a member of Europa Ventures (this trip is privately funded) breakdown or let out a tiny yelp, it hits you. Hard. This is coupled by the fact that (almost) the whole movie is filmed from stationary cameras located inside the vessel. Full disclosure: We weren't thrilled when we first heard that this was a "found footage"-style picture. Fortunately the repetitive camera angles give Europa Report a hint of that Hollywood credibility, and also stress the monotonous existence aboard this ship.
We haven't seen anything like Europa Report in a very long time — and while it's definitely not free of blunders, it's a welcomed change to see space travel handled in a serious manner and still maintain the science fiction elements of suspense and exploration. This film starring District 9's Sharlto Copley is definitely worth checking out when it's released on June 27th on VOD and in theaters Aug 2nd.
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I'm probably the only one out of 2 people who is excited for this film but fuck it, this is sounding more and more awesome (I hope this means we finally get an actual full length trailer soon)
With all the rumors surrounding her affiliation with T.I. and Hustle Gang, Iggy Azalea set the record straight during her visit to our Hollywood studio.
“It’s confusing for even me,” laughs the “Work” rapper. “It seems like everybody always wants me to not be friends with T.I. T.I.’s like my family, he’s like an older brother to me. I love everybody at Grand Hustle.”
While she is signed to Island Def Jam, Iggy maintains a close relationship with Grand Hustle. “As far as a record deal, no, I don’t have a record deal with Grand Hustle, but we do have contractual ties together. I’m a part of Hustle Gang and I’m a supporter of Grand Hustle and they’re a supporter of me.”
The blonde bombshell can be heard on Hustle Gang’s upcoming mixtape G.D.O.D., due May 7. She has a collaboration with T.I. (“Chasing Me Down”) and there is also a remix to her album single “Work” featuring some of Grand Hustle’s own.
Tip also appears on “Change Your Life,” the third worldwide single off her upcoming debut The New Classic. The melodic song finds the 22-year-old singing for the first time.
“It’s a big record,” says Iggy, who’s already planning an epic video. “I think it will be good to have T.I. on that single and just show that we’re together, we’re still family. It’s definitely not me trying to make my silent exit from Hustle Gang.”
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Just when it seemed like the worst of Reese Witherspoon's arrest drama has passed, E! News has obtained previously unseen footage from her arrest in Atlanta.
The shocking video shows the mother of three arguing with officers outside of the police station, even doing a bit of vocal impersonation of one of the officers. When the arresting officer explained to her that she needed to stay inside of the vehicle, she argued: "I understand. I understand. And I'm not trying to cause any problems…I am pregnant, early pregnant, it's an early pregnancy."
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The Met Gala 2013: The Best of the Red Carpet
Madonna in custom from Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci
Madonna reclaimed her thrown as the queen of wild style at tonight's Met Gala.
Arriving late to the red carpet, the pop singer wore one of the only truly jaw-dropping punk ensembles of the night.
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Tom Riley may play an intense Leonardo da Vinci on David S. Goyer’s Da Vinci’s Demons, but the Brit was all laughs when he stopped by EW to take our Pop Culture Personality Test – and give arguably the best answer we’ll ever receive for “Name an R-rated movie you saw too young.”
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He is adorable :)
Wow this is the last time anyone is posting a preview to an episode of 90210 EVER.
P.S. I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING IN TONIGHT'S EP...
remember this week we're on THREE nights! Cee Lo is back to perform on wednesday and Maroon 5 are playing their new song on The Voice on the 20th.
Shakira is also on Jay leno on the 9th then on Ellen on the 10th!