July 20th, 2013

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Candlelight Vigil for Cory Monteith in Vancouver Friday evening (07/19), cousin Richard attends.



A crowd of about 250 people attended a candlelight vigil in downtown Vancouver late Friday to pay their respects to Glee star Cory Monteith, and to prove that they won’t stop believing.


Richard Monteith, centre, cousin of late Canadian actor Cory Monteith, is overcome with emotion during a candlelight vigil outside the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday July 19, 2013.

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WNBA Star Brittney Griner Opens Up About Being Taunted And Sexually Harassed By Bullies

Once the victim of vicious bullying, openly gay WNBA star Brittney Griner is embracing her new role as inspiration and superstar.

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In an interview with the Los Angeles Times this week, Griner, an NCAA phenom who came out as a lesbian before the WNBA draft in April, opened up about her difficult teen years and the responsibility she feels as a role model to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

"I didn't have a real role model that I could look up to that was out openly," the 22-year-old Houston native said. "I knew there were a lot of younger girls that needed someone."

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Lightning Returns Comic-Con Japanse Trailer


Here’s today’s “13 Days” trailer with Japanese voice overs. Aside from the obvious language differences, this version of the trailer opens with a slightly different look at the Dead Dunes. If you look closely you can see the immobile form of the Pulse fal’Cie Atomos.

Those interested in importing the game in time for its domestic launch on November 21st will be happy to know Play-Asia has opened pre-orderes for both the Japanese PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions – with the former being region free. Also available is the Lightning Returns Play Arts Kai, currently penned in for this November.

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The Sound of Their Voices: Pixar and Their Flawless Casting Choices for Character Voices



There are many things that go into creating a successful animated picture - the quality of animation, a graceful script that speaks to various demographics and perhaps most importantly, great voice-over talent. It's the voices that help make the characters unforgettable. Buzz Lightyear's voice, courtesy of Tim Allen is as instantly recognisable as any film character, and it's impossible to not think of Buzz every time Allen appears in a live-action film.

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Top 10 Dream Collaborations On 'Artpop'



From Bowie to Britney to the Weeknd, here are 10 collaborators we'd like to see in the liner notes to Gaga's next album.

Last week's announcement that Lady Gaga's "ARTPOP" album was finally arriving in November was coupled with the news that the long-awaited full-length would be paired with a corresponding app, and that a first single would be released by the end of August. Aside from that, however, Little Monsters have no idea what the follow-up to 2011's "Born This Way" will sound like, or who else has worked with the pop maven on her latest opus. "Born This Way" was many things for Gaga, but a hotbed of collaborations was not one of them. After previously singing alongside artists like Beyonce, Akon and Wale, Gaga stripped her last album of featured vocalists as well as the kind of flashy pop producers we've come to expect superstars to seek out.

"ARTPOP" may repeat that process, but if the album is rife with high-profile collaborations (which it very well may be), which singers, producers and songwriters would fans most like to hear enter Gaga's brave new world? While every diehard fan certainly has an opinion on the subject, check out Billboard.com's rundown of the 10 collaborators we'd love to see appear on "ARTPOP," from EDM maestros to country divas to a certain pop queen that Gaga has long been compared to.

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What do you think of our choices, and who did we miss? Discuss "ARTPOP" in the comments below.


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Cobie Smulders Joins Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Pilot


It's official: Cobie Smulders is joining ABC's Joss Whedon superhero drama series Marvel's Agents of SHIELD.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the How I Met Your Mother star has worked out a deal with producer ABC Studios and Marvel Television to reprise her role as Agent Maria Hill from Whedon's The Avengers film.

Sources tell THR that Smulders is so far set for a one-off cameo role in the pilot because she's contractually committed to CBS' How I Met Your Mother, though the actress could return for another similar spot in the future.

"I wanted very much to have Cobie in the pilot because as much as anyone else, she IS SHIELD. She's cool and commanding and has the dry humor that plays so well with Clark's [Gregg]. Also, if she's in it, I get to hang out with Cobie," Whedon said in a statement to THR.

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ONTD Original: PSA - Artists You Oughta Know / Music Covers by YouTube Artists

Over the years we've had several lists posted on ONTD of current pop/commercial artists doing covers of other artists's songs. So I figured since YouTube has been responsible for launching the career of artists such as Justin Beiber, Charice, Arnel Pineda (current frontman of Journey), and most recently Karmin; I thought I'd accumulate a list of several artists on YT that I think deserve a little bit of attention.

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Also check out: Original song "Rooftops" + covers of "Give Me Love" w/ Jake Coco, "Feeling Good", "Rolling in the Deep" & "Stereo Hearts".
Trivia: She was featured on The Ellen Show a couple of years back.

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Once Upon a Time Adds Yvette Nicole Brown as Goldilocks — But There’s a Catch!

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Once Upon a Time kicked off production in Vancouver last week, and they’ve already cast a familiar face as their latest fairy tale character. Community favorite Yvette Nicole Brown is playing Goldilocks — but there’s a catch.

Yvette won’t be on the hit ABC show when it returns this fall; instead, she’s featured as Good Morning Storybrooke news anchor “Goldie Locksley” on OUAT Season 2 bonus features, ET Online revealed today. She describes her unique portrayal of Goldilocks as a “Katie Couric” type who is “really bubbly and smiles a lot,” which is unsurprisingly familiar to her Community character, Shirley.

This is a companion piece to the Season 1 DVD extras, which featured The League’s Paul Scheer as anchor Hart Archer. He also reprises his role in the short helmed by OUAT writer and producer Jane Espenson. Notably, Jane also brought along her Husbands co-creator and star Brad Bell to play Boyd, who he describes as a "tricky fellow who maybe gets in a little over his head" that “some people may associate with a lie.” Hmm, do we have another Pinocchio on our hands?

Though Yvette admitted that “every black chick in Hollywood is waiting for that call for [The Princess and the Frog’s] Tiana,” she’s happy “they made Goldilocks a curvy black chick.” To see her twist on the classic character — including Goldie Locksley’s reports on Bambi’s survival, the town’s wolves acting up, and the Little Lady Who Lives in a Shoe,” pick up Once Upon a Time: The Complete Second Season on August 13. ET Online notes there will be three featurettes on the DVD/Blu-ray — including a Hook-centric one! Sign us up.

Would you like to see Yvette Nicole Brown on OUAT permanently?

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Kanye and Britney attacked the same guy

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The photog who was attacked by Kanye West at LAX Friday is the SAME paparazzo who was attacked by Britney Spears in the famous umbrella incident ... TMZ has learned.

The pap -- who goes by the name Dano -- was on the receiving end of crazy Britney's Mary Poppins-style attack back in 2007. The word on the street was that Dano was more than a tad aggressive.

After the umbrella incident ... Dano put the umbrella (she left it on the street and he picked it up) on eBay. He also put the Ford Explorer she dented on the website and the bidding reached more than $30k.

But those figures are small potatoes ... we're told he also raked in a fortune from his video of the incident.

As for Friday's incident ... we broke the story .... Dano wants to press charges and Kanye is now a felony suspect for attempted robbery. [source]

In Shitfest vs Shiteous Movies (Glee Cast Edition)news...

'Girl Most Likely' succeeds only in missing the mark

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Review: 'Struck by Lightning' is a flat coming-of-age tale

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I never saw Chris Colfer's autobiography aka Shitfest by Lightning and now I have no interest in seeing Darren's shiteous Girl Most Likely. I won't bother reviewing New Year's Eve because we all know that fuckery was a mess.

So that's three Glee actors whose movies have turned to be crapfests. Don't stop believing...
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Jonas Brothers talk Bieber, fans, and return to spotlight



Sometimes you've just got to shave your head.

So says Joe Jonas, one-third of the hysteria-inducing sibling pop trio Jonas Brothers, who caused a bit of an online ruckus last month when he posted video of his bold follicle adventure.

"It's something that I wanted to do for the longest time actually," said the head-shaved and bearded Joe, 23, seated beside younger brother Nick, 20 and older brother Kevin, 25, in a Canadian newspaper exclusive backstage on Thursday night.

"Nick did it (the results of which you can see in the video for their first new single Pom Poms). I got pretty jealous to be honest. So I waited for the opportunity once he started his hair back out."

Added Nick: "I don't think we can do three shaved heads."

"I'm next on the docket," joked Kevin, the only married Jo Bro, who is expecting his first child with wife Danielle after New Years 2014.

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The band also sat down with ET Canada to talk about their new album and what type of dad Kevin will be:

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The band was featured on E News last night as part of a series looking at this summer's music tours. Ken Baker spent the day with the guys at their opening night show in Chicago and found out how they feel about returning to touring after three years:

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The guys also took part in a boat cruise with fans in Darien Lake NY yesterday, and performed a few songs. Unfortunately the concert was cancelled due to the severe weather in the area and the band took to their Youtube page to apologize to fans:

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No lies detected in what Joe said about Bieber. Sometimes these young artists need to surround themselves with people who are willing to say "No" to them once in a while.
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Miley Cyrus fell asleep at Harry Potter premiere


Actress/singer MILEY CYRUS once embarrassed her father Billy Ray by falling asleep next to him at a HARRY POTTER premiere in front of all the film's stars.

The We Can't Stop hitmaker was so tired after walking the red carpet with the country music star, she began dozing in her seat in the theater.

Miley tells BBC radio DJ Nick Grimshaw, "I had to go to the premiere and then I slept once I got in. I walked the carpet and I made my dad come with me and I literally laid down. He's like, 'You cannot do this at the theater right now! You're at the premiere, the actors are sitting right there.' I'm like, 'I can't do it, I'm exhausted! I don't know what's going on because I haven't seen the other ones'. I've only seen the first one."

The 20 year old goes on to reveal her mother, Tish Cyrus, stopped her from watching the Potter movies as a youngster, adding, "My mom wouldn't let me watch it when I was a kid. She said it was witchcraft, she said it was dark. She didn't know what I was gonna turn out to be! My mom had high hopes. She thought Harry Potter was gonna be the worst!"

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Usher: "It's My Duty To Engage & Raise Youth"

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In this installment, HLN catches up with Usher at the President’s Circle Awards Luncheon for the singer’s New Look Foundation, which honored four individuals for their service and leadership. One of them was Nadji Jeter, actor and youth ambassador of New Look, a non-profit organization Usher founded to encourage leadership, education and service in teens.

HLN: What was your first foray into philanthropy?

Usher Raymond IV: Being young and having had someone to engage me, I now deem it a responsibility to pay it forward. Somebody believed in me and gave me an opportunity to be someone. People took the time to really care and say, “You can do so much more than entertainment — think about a long-term career.” And I’m like, wait a minute, I’m already making it, what else would be great for me? So it almost became a duty, a responsibility to engage and raise youth. That became my new occupation.

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Dave Chappelle is back with 10 shows at the Just for Laughs festival!

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MONTREAL — Dave Chappelle, the comic many believe to be the best on the planet, is coming to the Just for Laughs festival for a solo show, July 24 at 9:30 p.m. at Théâtre Maisonneuve in Place des Arts.

While Chappelle’s booking will come as great news to comedy aficionados, it will also represent something of a dilemma. Chappelle will be going head-to-head against another two of the festival’s major acquisitions: Seth Meyers, who will be hosting a 10 p.m. gala at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier that evening, and Amy Schumer, who will be doing her solo show at Metropolis at 9:30 p.m.

Decisions, decisions. However, there is already some speculation that the Chappelle show will sell out so quickly that one or more could be added. As of Friday night, there had been no official confirmation of this, but if one were a betting person ... (They added 9 other shows)

Regardless, when Dave Chappelle comes knocking, no comedy programmer can say no. And Just for Laughs programmer Robbie Praw didn’t.

“We’ve been trying to get Dave Chappelle for the last decade, since he was last at the festival in 2000,” Praw said Friday night. “In the entire comedy business, he is the biggest person around. He is one of the most cutting-edge figures of our times, who happens to be a comedian and who has influenced a generation of fans, comedians and artists of every discipline.”

Praw started up the conversation with Chappelle’s people a few weeks ago, but it intensified over the last couple of days. He had even been negotiating outside Club Soda on Thursday night, while the Ethnic Show was taking place inside.

“We had been telling Chappelle’s representatives for years that all he had to do was show up at the festival and we would find him a venue,” Praw said. “Honestly, there is nobody in the comedy world we have been trying harder to get. We’re so unbelievably proud that we can finally bring him back. He is truly one of the biggest geniuses of our generation.”

Chappelle’s retirement was short-lived, but he has performed sporadically and unpredictably — though no less effectively — in the ensuing years, thus heightening demand for him.


I am so happy I will finally see him! I fought hard to get tickets. Anyone else going?

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Miley Cyrus: "I can't be a diva -- I can't get away with throwing a hairdryer at Mariah Carey!"



Miley Cyrus has joked she can't get away with "throwing a hairdryer" at Mariah Carey.

The 20-year-old singer is known for her energetic performances and stunned the crowd at the Billboard Music Awards this year. While fans can't wait to see what Miley will do on stage, it's behind the scenes that things really get interesting.

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Are Jared and Genevieve Padalecki expecting baby #2?

Last night on the red carpet at San Diego Comic Con, Supernatural star Jared Padalecki and his wife Genevieve Padalecki (née Cortese) stepped out on the red carpet at the Maxim FX party and posed for a couple of interesting shots.

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The couple already has a son, Thomas, who will be 2 in March. Jared celebrated his 31st birthday yesterday by taking Thomas to the San Diego Zoo and then later was surprised by a birthday cake at the WB's Comic Con party.

Djimon Hounsou Is Radu In 'Seventh Son' Adaptation (Character Poster)



Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes, and others, including our man Djimon Hounsou, who plays a character named Radu in an 18th century-set adventure story centered on young man (Barnes), who is apprenticed to the local wizard (Bridges) to learn to fight evil spirits. His first great challenge comes when the powerful Mother Malkin (Moore) escapes her confinement while the Wizard is away.

The film, titled Seventh Son (based on the first installment in Joseph Delaney's children's dark fantasy novel series The Wardstone Chronicles, titled The Spook's Apprentice) is directed by Sergey Bodrov.

I couldn't immediately find a description of Radu (the character Hounsou plays) and how involved he is in the story, so those who've read the novel the film is based on can chime in.

The release date for the Legendary Pictures film has been switched multiple times. It was originally scheduled for release on February 22nd, 2013, but got moved back to October 18th, 2013; and was most recently moved again to January 17th, 2014, in 3-D and IMAX 3D of course.


Hounsou's Radu got his very own character poster, which is embedded in full below:

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"When I lost Michael, I lost everything." Katherine Jackson said on the stand in the AEG Live Trial

Michael, his mother, and Katherine's father Prince.


Katherine Jackson wept on the witness stand Friday as she described her
relationship with her son Michael, saying that when he died, she “lost
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Superman and Batman, Flash, Justice League Movies Set for Comic-Con Reveal

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After decades of fighting evil solo, Batman and Superman will finally be teaming up on the big screen, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter.

Man of Steel director Zack Snyder will direct the tentpole with Henry Cavill returning as Superman. It is unclear who will play Batman in the new film. A release date of 2015 has been set, with tentative plan for a Flash movie appearing in 2016 and a Justice League movie in 2017, sources said.

Snyder's Man of Steel, which rebooted the Superman franchise, has grossed north of $600 million worldwide since it hit theaters this June.
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Disappointed that we won't get Man of Steel sequel with just Superman. I was hoping the rumors that Batman Beyond would be coming to the big screen were true. Also, still no Wonder Woman movie???
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'Twisted': Danny's Dearly Departed Dad: Not So Dead?

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If everyone told the truth, Twisted wouldn't have lasted past its first episode. But seriously, Green Grove! These townspeople has more secrets than Peyton Place and Twin Peaks combined! And Danny's (Avan Jogia) dad might have engineered the greatest deception of all...

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Oh and the spoilers got updated <--- OMG MY POOR BABIES !!!!! 
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Glee Boss Ryan Murphy Opens Up About Cory Monteith's Death, Finn Tribute Episode



On Friday, Fox announced that production on Glee would be pushed back until August in the wake of Cory Monteith‘s sudden death last week. The postponement subsequently moved the show’s Season 5 premiere back a week, to Sept. 26.

The relatively short delay was met with surprise given the enormity of the tragedy, particularly for Monteith’s leading lady and real-life girlfriend Lea Michele.

Here, Glee cocreator Ryan Murphy breaks his silence on the actor’s passing, explains the thinking behind the brief postponement (and the role Michele played in the decision), and offers the first glimpse of how Glee will carry on without Finn.

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Ryan Murphy Explains How Glee Will Return Without Cory Monteith: Lea Michele Is the Strongest 26-Year-Old I Know

One week after Cory Monteith’s tragic death,Glee boss Ryan Murphy is breaking his silence, telling E! News how the show will move forward—and how there were discussions that the entire Fox series might be shut down for good. Glee will return for its fifth season on Sept. 26, one week later than originally planned.

Murphy also reveals how everyone—from the head of Fox to the cast and crew—-is looking to and trusting Lea Michele to make all the decisions, and how Murphy himself fought to save Monteith’s life, staging an intervention and refusing to let the 31-year-old actor work until he got sober.

Read on for the full transcript of the intimate and emotional conversation…

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People's Top Ten Celeb Quotes of the Week!

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"I have the greatest workout partner in the world. And you don't need a gym membership for that kind of workout."

– Jason Sudeikis, attributing his recent weight loss to fiancée Olivia Wilde, to Elle





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Gwyneth Paltrow addicted to denim

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The American actress is known for her stylish and modern way of dressing.

The 40-year-old says the secret to her chic appearance is often down to donning a pair of trusted denims.

"I often buy a nice pair of trousers or a skirt thinking, 'I gotta branch out here,' but almost every day, I end up putting on a pair of jeans," she admitted on the latest edition of her blog, goop. "Let's face it - jeans are great. They are easy and they are flattering. But they mean I almost never bust out anything else from the wardrobe."

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anyway ONTD can you go without jeans for a week?



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Preview Lil Kim's new music video

Lil Kim boasts about looking like money in her new song but she actually has a closer resemblance to Korean superstar PSY. For instance in this preview of Hip-Hop icon’s video for the tune, she squats, struts and sways to the beat while the looking nothing like her former self.

We’re still awaiting news regarding Kim’s long delayed album and her future in the industry as a recording artist. Thus far, she has released several street singles but none of them have made an impact on the charts and Kim seems completely unbothered as she supposedly continues working on her LP.

Watch the preview of Kim’s “Look like Money” below as we try to figure out the point of it all:



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Johnny Depp Blasts U.S Critics for panning The Lone Ranger


His film The Lone Ranger cost $225 million to make, but made a disappointing $19.5 million during it's opening weekend. Making matters worse, critics have also failed to embrace the movie. But the film's star Johnny Depp says he doesn't care what the naysayers think as long as his own children enjoyed the Disney film.

Speaking ahead of the film's German premiere in Berlin, Depp told journalists he was not bothered by criticism from back home.

'To be quite honest I couldn't give a rats ass about U.S. journalists' opinions,' he said.
'What I do care about is my kids' opinions and they loved it, they loved the ride and maybe they are biased, slightly, but for all purposes my kids were able to forget that it was Daddy five or ten minutes into the film and they enjoyed the ride. The ride itself is incredible and unique, this film, so yeah I trust my kids' opinions more than the US critics.'

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I hope it flops in Europe too, tbh.
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Madonna Unintentionally Makes Catholics Angry Again

Spanish clothing company Blasphemia T-Shirts have gotten themselves into hot water after a religious group sued them for superimposing a picture of the Virgin's face on the body of the Queen of Pop, Madonna.

The online clothing company, which sells a variety of anti-Christian T-shirts, has had to stop selling their “Like a Virgin” tees after a judge ruled they had wrongfully used registered images of the Macarena Virgin belonging to an Andalusian brotherhood.

The controversial T-shirts showed the Macarena Virgin’s face superimposed on the cover of Madonna’s Like a Virgin album, where the American singer appears lying on a bed in her underwear.

Spanish Catholics venerate images of the Virgin Mary to a far greater extent than other branches of Christianity around the world.

Religious effigies are at the centre of many religious celebrations and pilgrimages across Spain, with many villages, towns and cities having their own unique Virgin.

What’s striking about this case is that the Andalusian brotherhood that took Blasphemia T-shirts to court was doing it for copyright reasons rather than for denigration or mockery of their beloved Macarena.
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The Carrie Diaries Scoop: Meet Young Samantha!



Oh honey, The Carrie Diaries has found its Samantha Jones.

The CW’s frothy ’80s-set prequel to Sex and the City has cast newcomer Lindsey Gort (who’ll be seen in the upcoming Denzel Washington-Mark Wahlberg flick 2 Guns) as the titular character’s outrageous life-long gal pal.

The show’s producers are describing the introduction of Samantha’s character during Season 2 as follows: “Through a surprising connection, our young Carrie Bradshaw will meet one of the most important people in her life this season in a role made iconic by Kim Cattrall: Samantha Jones, a ballsy, beautiful and sexy young woman from the panhandle of Florida who has made her way — and already a name for herself — in the rock ’n’ roll scene of 1980s NYC.”

At the network’s upfront presentation in May, producers revealed that Samantha is actually a cousin to Carrie Diaries‘ mean girl (and short-term love interest for Walt) Donna LaDonna.

“I’m really, really excited,” titular star AnnaSophia Robb told TVLine at the time. “I think it’s going to be so much fun. I’m looking forward to seeing where that goes.”

Samantha is the dramedy’s second call-out to the stiletto-heeled original: TCD‘s first season finale name-checked Stanford Blatch (who we know becomes Carrie’s gay bestie) as Bennet’s club-promoter roommate.

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5 (out of 20) of the Worst Onscreen Couples

When it comes to movie romances the unspoken interaction between characters is just as important as the spoken one. We want our leads to have a spark, an electricity, a chemistry that makes them interesting to watch and engages our emotions so that we feel something for them. Without it even a potentially great movie can become painful to watch.


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Beyoncé and Idris Elba should be the sexiest black couple ever, but their work together onscreen tells a much duller story. Their romantic moments in Obsessed are awkward and uncomfortable to watch. This doesn’t bode well for the film since the viewers are greeted with their romance at the outset. You get the impression that these are two actors who haven’t spent any amount of time together, and are simply going through the motions to appear in love. Elba had much more chemistry with his obsessed leading lady, Ali Larter. (Idgaf, they're still one of the sexiest couples ever. I'd be here for Beyonce/Ali though.)

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What about it, ONTD? Who were some of the least convincing couples you've ever cringed at on screen?
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‘Teen Beach Movie’: New High School Musical? Not likely.



The Disney Channel’s movie musicals crested in 2007, when “High School Musical 2” drew 17.2 million viewers, and the numbers have been sinking since, down to 5.7 million for “Let It Shine” last year.

The channel’s bid to reverse that trend is “Teen Beach Movie,” on Friday night, a perilously high-concept but intermittently pleasurable concoction that goes back to the future in several ways. One is literal: The story hinges on the two teenage leads’ being zapped across time and dimensions into a 1962 beach blanket film. Once there, they have to use their wits and charm, and their knowledge of the movie-within-the-movie’s plot, to escape back to their own world.
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The Counselor - Official Trailer



Cast: Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Natalie Dormer, John Leguizamo, Goran Visnjic, Dean Norris, Rosie Perez

Synopsis: The film tells the story of a lawyer, played by Fassbender, who finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking. Violence, mayhem and cheetahs follow soon thereafter.


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Lauryn Hill sends a postcard from prison with warmest regards



Lauryn Hill reported to a minimum security federal prison earlier this month to serve a three month sentence for tax evasion, and just a few weeks in, she’s updating fans and those who’ve written her that she’s doing well via a short letter on Tumblr.

In the note, she thanks the well-wishers and says she is “making the best of” her circumstances. Hill is serving her time at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, where inmates live in “barracks type” housing.

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SHOTS FIRED!! Jay Z a coward; validates bland & underwhelming existence by reminding us of his money



I couldn’t help but notice that the rapper Jay-Z finally spoke up on his so-called beef with entertainment legend Harry Belafonte. Harry called out today’s entertainers, many of whom seem to avoid any and all uncomfortable controversy so they can max out their bank accounts. Beyond a few polite, neutered, politically docile charity events, most black celebrities wear voluntary shackles and fail to realize that entertainment platforms are among the most powerful and influential in existence.

As a result, too many celebs fill up their wallets and empty their souls, as their community sits back and suffers.

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I hope Jay-Z will issue an apology to Harry Belafonte. Were it not for the sacrifices of Belafonte and men of his generation, Jay-Z would still be”slingin” on the corner or rapping on the chitlin circuit. He also wouldn’t have the right to go around the world selling records to white kids who love referring to him as a their favorite n*gga. In fact, I argue that Jay-Z should probably keep Harry’s name out of his mouth, since he will never know what Harry has gone through in order to clear a path for all of us. Jay-Z, Harry Belafonte is a legend and you need to respect that. You, my friend, are just another N*gga in Paris.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson marries Justin Mikita

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson is a married man! The Modern Family actor wed fellow actor Justin Mikita in Manhattan on Saturday, July 20, Us Weekly can confirm.

The pair, feted by over 200 guests, including Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, Julie Bowen, Ty Burell, Jerry O' Connell, Rebecca Romijn, Zachary Quinto, Isaac Mizrahi and husband, Arnold Germer, Nigel Barker, Cat Deely, Mary Murphy, Tyce Diorio, and Eric Stonestreet, celebrated their nuptials at the 82 Mercer space, which was organized by planner, Bryan Rafanelli. The venue featured beautiful hardwood floors and exposed brick walls.

"What a happy day!" Lakshmi tweeted before the ceremony. "I love you both!!"

During the couple's rehearsal dinner at Harding's Restaurant in N.Y.C. on July 19, an eyewitness tells Us that the beautiful space was decorated with bouquets of sunflowers and featured romantic lighting with tea candles and chandeliers. The guests noshed on hors d'oeuvres, including BLTs and a short rib option, and sipped strawberry martinis with a wine spritzer.

"There was a lot of laughter," an insider told Us.

After dating for nearly two years, Ferguson, 37, proposed to actor Mikita, 27, in Mexico back in September.

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SDCC ’13 Marvel Studios Panel Liveblog Extravaganza!



Alright true believers, it's almost time for the main attraction!

Marvel Studios is once again taking over Hall H at the San Diego Convention Center for looks at Thor 2: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy (lol okay), Avengers 2, as well as two upcoming yet-to-be-revealed projects! The panel was supposed begin at 6:00 PST, but DC ran long, therefore X-Men did likewise Marvel should be starting soon.

Word is, there may be several very exciting mystery guests that will swing by…

*As usual, this post will be updated as details come out!*

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A live ONTD chat for maximum freak-outage (it’s actually working now, guys!)

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AMANDA: $2,000 MUNCHIES BILL At the Ritz


Mmmmmmm Ritz -- TMZ has learned, Amanda Bynes ran up a super stoner bill at the Ritz-Carlton in NYC this week ... ordering more than $2,000 worth of room service before getting the boot on Thursday.
As we reported, Bynes was ejected from the hotel for smoking weed inside her hotel room, as well as for being intolerably rude to hotel staff. Bynes denied the allegations, but her hotel bill, obtained by TMZ, appears to back up the hotel's story.
According to the bill, Amanda racked up nearly $9,000 in charges, staying in a $700-a-night room -- and $2,389 of that bill came from room service orders.
The bill shows Amanda placed nearly FORTY (40) separate room service orders -- and we're not talking a side of fries here and some nachos there ... each order averaged roughly $60-70 a POP.
Talk about a high price to pay.
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Netflix Is the New Premium-Channel Standard


Netflix received Emmy nominations Thursday for two of its original series, House of Cards and Arrested Development.
With the entertainment industry recognizing what the streaming service is doing, it’s time we realized that Netflix is the new standard in premium channels.

House of Cards was nominated for best drama series alongside critical darlings Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Homeland and Downton Abbey. This is the first time a series that wasn’t viewed on broadcast or cable TV has received a nomination. Whether or not the series actually wins the Emmy is academic because the nomination is the industry recognizing something that viewers have known for a while.

Something else viewers have known for a while: If you want to enjoy quality TV, you need Netflix.

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Oh snap. I can't wait for Netflix to keep cutting these regular cable bitches.

Also I finished Orange is the New Black, it was so amazing I'm still not over it!
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Apple mad that Google snatched their map wig, buys Locationary

SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple has agreed to buy Locationary in a quest to bolster its mapping services, the latest acquisition to outline a heated rivalry with Google.

Toronto-based Locationary's technology promises to improve search and navigation results for mobile apps as well as increase advertising and commerce performance.

Apple confirmed the deal Friday. "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans," Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet said in a statement.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Apple's launch of its own maps service last year in a bid to unseat Google's service on its devices was a spectacular flop. Directions to locations were incomplete, buildings and monuments were out of place, as was information about public transportation glaringly missing. Consumer reaction to Apple's mapping fiasco was so bad that CEO Tim Cook issued a rare apology

"Apple needs to sort of shore up their map product if they are going to compete long term with Google and other technology companies. Adding this in will help make their maps more accurate," says Gartner analyst Brian Blau.

Google last month agreed to acquire Waze, a crowd-sourced mapping startup, in a transaction reported to be valued at $1 billion. Waze's roughly 50 million users contribute real-time traffic data that helps improve mapping around traffic.

"Locationary's speciality — enhanced local business data — will be a great addition to Apple's Maps application, since outdated business location and status information is the bane of any map service's operations," says Brian Proffitt, an instructor at the University of Notre Dame.

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so, basically apple is still buttmad that google has a better map

and none for bing maps

Jason Derulo gasps for air on Good Morning America



The only thing worse than the heat wave that crippled New York City yesterday was Jason Derulo’s attempts at singing. The out of breath performer headlined the latest instalment of the Good Morning America Summer Concert Series and sounded worse than ever as he boiled with his fans in Central park.

Derulo kicked off his set with a shaky rendition of “In My Head” before butchering ”Whatcha Say”, “It Girl” and “Ridin’ Solo”. He even performed the lead single from his upcoming Tattoo album, “The Other Side”, and although he stood in one spot for half of the song, he still couldn’t keep up with the music.

Some artists should just lip-sync and Derulo is certainly among them. On the bright side, he’s a really good dancer. Perhaps, he should get a job as a choreographer and bring Ciara with him. Watch Derulo on GMA below:

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I thought he sounded good personally I dig his music
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Little Mix Interview with Real Beauty, Certified Platinum in UK + New Album News



Little Mix has taken the music—and style—world by storm. After winning the X Factor UK in 2011, their first album, DNA, debuted at number four on the Billboard 200, making them the highest charting debut for a UK-based girl group ever. The four 20-somethings are now making their way across the pond with their fearless attitudes toward all things fashion and beauty.

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"THE WIND RISES" Trailer: Hayao Miyazaki Is Back and As Miyazaki As Ever




It has been five years since animated film legend Hayao Miyazaki's last feature, the critically lauded Ponyo, so it's very exciting to get a glimpse at his next offering, especially four full minutes of it. Entitled The Wind Rises, the film is based on a novel by Tatsuo Hori and a manga by Miyazaki, and tells the fictionalized story of Jiro Horikoshi, the engineer of the Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane the Japanese used in World War II. Though this is the foreign trailer, don't worry; you don't need English subtitles as there is very little dialogue and it would only distract from the seriously stunning imagery.


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What's your favorite Studio Ghibli film, ONTD?
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SDCC 2013 Portraits: Day 2


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Alfonso Cuarón @ SDCC 2013: Talks About Legacy of HP+PoA & Why RDJ Wasn't Right for "GRAVITY"



"Gravity" has the strange but wonderful distinction of having both a panel at this year's edition of Comic-Con and kicking off the prestigious Venice Film Festival in late August. Then again, we are taking about the latest feature from Alfonso Cuaron, who directed two movies that couldn't be more different: 2006's "Children of Men" and a movie that you've probably never heard of called "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban."

"Gravity" is still a bit of a mystery. What we do know is this: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney play astronauts who have to rely on their instincts a nd training to survive after an explosion sends Bullock's character tumbling through space. That's pretty much the entire movie. Even at a scant 88 minutes, that's a lot of constant intensity -- something enhanced by Cuaron's affection for long takes. Ahead, Alfonso Cuaron -- who is joined by his son, Jonas, who co-wrote "Gravity" with his father -- discusses the four-and-a-half year process of bringing "Gravity" to the screen, why Robert Downey Jr. isn't the film's star, the positive reassessment on "Children of Men" and his status as the guy who directed the least commercially successful Harry Potter movie ever.



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Andrew Garfield: Tobey Maguire was a sex machine!



Andrew Garfield Went Totally Method at the Spider-Man Panel
"Who's Andrew?" asked Andrew Garfield. He scratched his head, which was covered in a red spandex mask.
At Comic-Con to promote The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Garfield had ascended the Hall H stage dressed in the Spider-Man costume, a nod to the memorable moment two years before when Garfield showed up to the first Spider-Manpanel in costume, too. That time, Garfield quickly doffed the mask to read a heartfelt note about what Spider-Man meant to him, but this year, Garfield went method for the first part of the panel, and the mask stayed on. He wouldn't even cop to being lowly Peter Parker, let alone some 29-year-old Brit named Andrew Garfield. And who is that guy, anyway?
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Kim Kardashian can't lose baby weight 'fast enough'

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A source told Us magazine that the 32-year-old reality star is refusing to leave the house until she's thinner.

Kim Kardashian, who is planning to debut her post-baby body later this summer on mum Kris Jenner’s talk show Kris, is reportedly getting antsy, as she is unable to reach her weight goal ‘fast enough’.

A source told Us magazine that the 32-year-old reality star is refusing to leave the house until she’s thinner.

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Poor Kim!!!!! Yay finally a health post!!! Did any of y'all ever lose weight and fail? And what are your eating habits, ONTD? HEALTH POST!!!!



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Do What You Love: Keanu and Keanu Doctrine


by Li Hongyu (reporter) and Wei Jie (writer)
Photographs by Jiang Bin


(Translated from Chinese by anivad)



After Keanu Reeves became famous, he thanked his mother countless times for giving him his freedom. He's persisted in his 'do what you love' Keanu doctrine: only doing commercials for products he himself liked; staying for long periods at a hotel rather than at home; readily buying and giving away 12 Harley motorbikes; turning down an offer to star with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in Heat, instead going off joyfully to spend three weeks acting in Hamlet for US$6000; and for his Chinese friend Chen Hu, he became a film director. Keanu Reeves happily shouted at the Southern Weekly reporter's camera: "China! We're coming!"

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John Casablancas, Modeling Visionary, Dies at 70

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John Casablancas, the modeling agent whose shrewd and sometimes scandalous packaging of beautiful women ushered in the era of supermodels, died on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro. He was 70.

The cause was cancer, said Lorraine Caggiano, his executive assistant. Mr. Casablancas, who lived in Miami, was being treated in Brazil. (I think it was actually the opposite, he lived in Rio with his Brazilian wife and youngest children)

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Tilda Swinton Covers W Korea Magazine + Preview the Extended Animated Prequel to "SNOWPIERCER"



Actress Tilda Swinton who will be appearing in director Bong Joon-Ho’s new film ‘Snowpiercer’ became a cover model for fashion magazine W Korea.


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Joseph Morgan & Phoebe Tonkin: 'The Originals' at Comic-Con!



Joseph Morgan and Phoebe Tonkin hit the press line for The Originals panel held during 2013 Comic-Con on Saturday afternoon (July 20) in San Diego, Calif.

The actors were joined by their co-stars Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt, and Charles Michael Davis.

During the panel, a new teaser video for the CW series was debuted.

“Thank you everyone for coming and saying hello today you are so supportive and beautiful I love you dearly!” Phoebe tweeted. “& thank you to Miss comic con 2013 @julieplec for creating this amazing opportunity for us & allowing me to be part of this world ❤ your guts”



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Karen Gillan shaves her head for Guardians of the Galaxy

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Karen Gillan shows off her new bald head in the Marvel Studios Press Line during 2013 Comic-Con on Saturday evening (July 20) in San Diego, Calif.

The 25-year-old actress revealed her bald head during the panel for Guardians Of the Galaxy, where she plays villain Nebula.

“It’s liberating. I think everyone here should shave their heads,” Karen shared on the panel.

Just the day before, Karen was spotted wearing a red wig around the annual event, stopping by the WIRED Cafe and the Nintendo Oasis on the TV Guide Magazine Yacht.

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