July 31st, 2013

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Miley Cyrus set to rap on 'We Can't Stop' Producer's new single '23'


Despite the music video for We Can't Stop practically scandalising our mums into an early grave and her comments about getting a picture of Chris Brown tattooed onto her face made our dads grumble on about the 'youth of today', Miley Cyrus is continuing on in her quest for ultimate badass-ness (op: just, no).

And what's Miles' next move for her edgy image re-vamp? Why, it's having a go at rapping - which for some reason doesn't even sound that strange to us anymore. GAH.

Yep, apparently so much has happened with Miley 2.0 with all that twerking and bare midriff that the idea of her letting her inner Eminem loose hardly even registers on our surprised scale. And we're very easily shocked.

Mike WiLL Made It, producer of We Can't Stop, spoke to Life & Times about Miley's newest musical venture, saying: "I'm about to put out the next single within the next month... It's called 23 and it features Miley, Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa."
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YA Movie Adaptations that aren't Divergent City of Bones Catching Fire Ender's Game Maze Runner etc.

Sierra Pictures Acquires 'Obsidian' for the Big Screen (Exclusive)



New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout's YA novel is the first in the five-title "Lux" series.

Sierra Pictures will finance and produce the film adaptation of Obsidian, about a 17-year-old girl who discovers that her neighbor is anything but the normal guy next door. Collapse )
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Matt Damon & Kellan Lutz: 'Elysium' NYC Screening



Matt Damon is the man in black while attending a screening of his latest flick Elysium held at Landmark Theatres Sunshine Cinemas on Tuesday (July 30) in New York City.



The 42-year-old actor was joined at the screening by his co-star William Fichtner, Kellan Lutz, and fashion designer Rachel Roy.


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Earlier in the day, Matt chatted about relocating his family from New York to Los Angeles.


“Basically all of our friends with little kids are out there. We’re a little conflicted. We love it here, we’re really happy here and New York will always be here. It might just turn out to be a little jaunt out there and then a return… It’s hard to leave here,” Matt told The Today Show.


The day before, Matt promoted the film during an appearance on Despierta America in Miami, Fla.




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I see you Pauley



But how does she really feel? "NCIS" actress Pauley Perrette rocked an "I (Heart) My Job" T-shirt and a black mini with a studded belt at the CBS and Showtime 2013 summer TCA party on Monday. Clearly, Perrette has no plans to leave the hit TV show anytime soon! In early July, her co-star, Cote de Pablo, announced she was departing the series after eight seasons.
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Her & her passive aggressive behavior ever since Cote said she's not coming back....
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Has MTV's 'TRL' Been Reincarnated by DJ Skee and Kendrick Lamar?



When DJ Skee was growing up, he dreamt of appearing on "Total Request Live," the MTV show that broadcast live from Times Square every afternoon. Landing on its list of the top 10 music videos or performing live in-studio was a sign you had arrived -- or were about to. Now 29 years old, Skee has a loftier goal: he's going to bring music back to television.

A producer for the likes of Justin Bieber and Kendrick Lamar, a touring DJ and a radio host, Skee debuted "SKEE Live," a new TV show for AXS TV aimed at the "verge" audience -- kids who grew up on the Internet.

The show will be broadcast live from a studio at L.A. Live, the emerging commercial hub of downtown Los Angeles, and will feature a big live performance, interviews with major musicians and tales from the road.
The show kicks off tonight with an impressive guest list – Kendrick Lamar, who will perform, The Neighbourhood, a Californian rock band, and Floyd Mayweather, the best pound for pound boxer alive.

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I don't even know what channel AXS TV is and even if I did I still wouldn't watch. But I think it'll be nice for the younger generation to grow up with a show like TRL. They deserve to feel the same envy I did every December when MTV would give iPods and fucking game consoles to the audience.
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Russian lawmaker: We will arrest gay athletes, tourists at Olympic Games



'Gay propaganda' law co-sponsor says he is unconcerned about a US visa ban, saying: 'I've spoken to US politicians, and they support my stance'
30 JULY 2013 | BY JOE MORGAN

A Russian lawmaker has said the ‘gay propaganda’ law will remain enforced during the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in 2014.


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Katy Perry Lacks Originality With New Perfume Teasers

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If there's anyone who knows how to commit to a theme, it's Katy Perry. When we first caught wind of her forthcoming Killer Queen fragrance—the "California Gurl's third scent, if you're counting—we just KNEW we were in for a campaign dripping in gobs of crazy opulence, louche regal status, and at least a hint of KP's signature flavor of camp. We saw the bottle, a pointed fragrance grenade modeled after the top of a scepter which is meant to lay on its side, back in May when Katy revealed her new perfume project just ahead of the 2013 Met Gala, but since then, we haven't heard much about it (save an extensive interview about it with WWD earlier this month).


Rather than the matching sun hat and coat steez of England's current Queen Elizabeth II or even the covered-up, accordion-collared of the first Elizabeth, KP goes for a *achem* leggier interpretation. Perry wears a satin corseted dress with a full, bustled (but still totally mini) skirt in a rich bordeaux styled with black latticed tights, patent lace-up booties, an over-sized jewel-laden crown, massive scepter (topped with the perfume bottle!) and what looks like a fuzzy ivory collar necklace situation. As far as the Killer aspect, we THINK that point's being made by the king's crown kicked to the bottom left of the frame and that toppled over throne. *snap in a Z formation* BOSS! QUEEN! (idts)

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Simon Cowell Expecting a Baby With Friend's Wife Lauren Silverman



Simon Cowell has changed a lot of lives on American Idol, The X Factor, and Britain's Got Talent -- but he's about to undergo the most life-changing experience of all: fatherhood. The notoriously prickly Brit, 53, is expecting a baby with New York socialite Lauren Silverman, multiple sources reveal exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly.

"She's around 10 weeks along," the insider shares. And that's only part of the story.

Silverman, 36, is technically still married -- to Cowell's close friend Andrew Silverman, a real estate mogul in NYC. She plans to leave her estranged husband to be with the father of her child.

"Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and their divorce has been in the works for a while," a source tells Us. "As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close."

In any case, diaper duty is a big deal for the X Factor judge, who has said on more than one occasion in the past that he's not cut out to be a dad. "God, no. I couldn't have children. If I had them here drawing on the walls I'd go nuts," he crowed in 2009. "With kids, you've got a routine you can't escape from. You've got to be up at a certain time. Got to listen. When all you want to do is sit in a corner thinking."

In recent years, however, his stance on the issue seems to have softened. Last year, he hinted in an interview with AOL Music that he hadn't entirely ruled out the idea of someday becoming a father.

"Well...yes," he said when asked if he'd changed his mind about children. "And no. I do really, really like kids, because I can talk to them and listen to them. The problem has always been how much time you need to devote to bringing up kids. I've always dedicated all my life to work, and at 52, I've probably missed the opportunity."

Cowell's reps were unavailable for comment.

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Jennifer López gets shot down from ‘The Voice’



According to sources, J.Lo — who’s recently been in hot water for making millions from privately singing for dictators and despots — offered her services to the NBC show as a guest star for its season finale. The answer was, “No thanks.”

“She made a formal offer to be on the show,” said an insider. “They said no to that.”

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NEVER accept defeat! Madonna is directing a movie again!

Madonna to Bring “The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells” to the Big Screen

American novelist Andrew Sean Greer recently talked to SF weekly and revealed what could be Madonna’s next big movie project.

According to the author, Madonna is interested in bringing his latest book “The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells” to the big screen.

Set in 1985, 1918, and 1941, “The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells” is a very innovative novel that presents us with the impact a different set of circumstances might have on the development of a person.

The book opens in New York in 1985. Severely depressed after losing her gay twin brother to AIDS and abandoned by her partner, Greta Wells pursues every treatment she can think of to raise her spirits. She undergoes shock treatment and is transported to bygone eras and the lives she would have lived there. Only, everyone in her life comes with her.
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Jodie Sweetin drops bid for full custody, reportedly checks into rehab

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Addiction-plagued Full House star Jodie Sweetin checked into rehab after dropping her bid to get full custody of her youngest daughter a bombshell new report in The National Enquirer has revealed.

The 31-year-old actress has entered a $50,000-a-month residential treatment facility and she is also now seeking to share joint custody of her daughter Beatrix, 2, after filing for legal separation from the tot’s father, her third husband, Hollywood DJ Morty Coyle.

“When I filed the separation papers in court, I requested sole custody of Beatrix,” Jodie told The Enquirer in an exclusive interview.

“But Morty and I sat down and talked about it, so I’m seeking only joint custody now.”


Jodie, who played Stephanie Tanner on the hit TV show, said that she isn’t sure if she will get a divorce after all

“You know, relationships are complicated,” she told The Enquirer.


Jodie has struggled with cocaine, crystal meth and alcohol addictions in the past, but she denied to The Enquirer that she was entering rehab.

However, on July 27, 2013 an Enquirer reporter watched as the actress helped movers load furniture and clothing onto a truck at the apartment complex where she and Coyle lived and followed it to a secluded compound which is now leased to a residential rehab facility.

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Yet More Reshoots For Marvel’s Troubled ‘Thor: The Dark World’



While we were treated to a Marvel-ous introduction by Tom Hiddleston for the latest THOR: THE DARK WORLD footage over at San Diego Comic Con, the lack of cast and crew panel spoke volumes of the fears for the demigod’s return. It’s well known there are serious problems behind-the-scenes that initially began once GAME OF THRONES regular director Alan Taylor took over the late reins from original choice Patty Jenkins. Since then, Taylor and Marvel chief Kevin Feige have been butting heads over the finished film’s running time with Taylor’s vision coming in at 150 minutes, while Feige is adamant he’s contracted for a cut no longer than 120 minutes. Hemsworth was also unhappy with his contracted paycheck despite the success of the first film and his AVENGERS appearance.

A mediator was also rumoured to have been brought in to broker a compromise with that shorter run time allowing the studio more screenings upon release, hence more money but at what cost to the director artistic vision? Music composer Carter Burwell was also forced to leave the project over creative differences, this despite his name appearing on the first official poster. Red faces all round. Now stunning co-stars Kat Dennings and Jaimie Alexander have confirmed more reshoots are underway. While this is not uncommon for pick-up shots, to go with the set already organised and completed months after wrapping, it proves all is not well. What is perhaps most worrying is that the film is set for release in just over three months!

Marvel Studios intergalactic comic-book sequel THOR: THE DARK WORLD will (hopefully) see Chris Hemsworth’s hammer-swinging superhero battle Christopher Eccleston’s evil Malekith and his army of Dark Elves. He’ll also be reunited with Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster and fellow Earth pals Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) and Dr. Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgård), who’ll help out in defeating these evildoers.

THOR: THE DARK WORLD co-stars Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins. It’s expected in cinemas 8th November.

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Prayer circle for this film tbh

Lena Dunham flaunts girlish figure and posts wet & wild topless pic


Her unselfconscious character Hannah Horvath has a whimsical, vintage sense of style.

And Lena Dunham got leggy in green pleated mini-skirt on the East Village set of HBO's Girls on Tuesday. The uber-talented 27-year-old paraded her pale pins while shooting the hit show's highly-anticipated third season.

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Lena Dunham has been making headlines thanks to Instagram this week, but on Thursday, things got weird. Dunham posted a seemingly topless photo of herself, but not before taking to Twitter to tell us exactly what was going on. About an hour after the tweet was posted, Dunham assured us,"Update: it went okay."

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After watching the wigs and the water, we can only imagine what the third season of "Girls" has in store.

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Cheyenne Jackson Splits From Husband, Shaves Head, Grows Mustache, Gets “Prison Tattoos”



The Hollywood heartbreak bug bites again this week, as sources close to Broadway babe Cheyenne Jackson confirm he has fled New York City and split from Monte Lapka, his husband of nearly two years, to reportedly move in with a new boyfriend in West Hollywood.

Jackson and his new boyfriend — who has been described as a “very young man”— were seen canoodling for the first time since his split last weekend at a pool party in Hollywood. A source tells Queerty Jackson arrived in swimwear, spent most of the evening “talking about himself” and showed off his brand-new tattoos:

“Cheyenne has shaved his head, covered his once gorgeous body in what I can only describe as prison tattoos and is now sporting a handlebar mustache. His inner arm has a tattoo of the AA slogan ‘Life on life’s terms.’ The other ones look like they were done by an inmate at San Quentin.”

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JUSTIN BIEBER REJECTED By NYC Nightclub

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Poor little Justin Bieber wanted to party his face off Monday night ... but His Douche-ness was brutally shot down by one NYC nightclub ... because he's still a baby in bar years (i.e. under 21).

Our NYC party sources tell us ... Biebs and his crew showed up to Griffin Nightclub in the Meatpacking District around 2:00 AM ... looking to drop serious coin on bottle service.

But money can't buy everything ... we're told JB was DENIED entrance by the club's security because he's only 19 -- making his presence a potential problem (see Chicago earlier this month).

Not to be defeated ... Biebs and his posse were shot minutes later cruising into another club, Catch ... where he probably just sipped water.

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Secret Sex Tape: Monica Lewinsky Caught On Explicit Recording

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A sex tape that Monica Lewinsky recorded for Bill Clinton at the height of their scandalous affair has leaked, during which the former White House intern is heard planning a secret sexual rendezvous with the president and declaring she is “too cute and adorable” to be ignored.

On the audio tape obtained by The National Enquirer, Lewinsky at one point tries to seduce the commander in chief: “I could take my clothes off and start… well… I know you wouldn’t enjoy that? I hope to see you later and I hope you will follow my script and do what I want.”

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Liverpool FC issue list of 'unacceptable' words to fight discrimination...

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Liverpool have issued members of staff with a list of "unacceptable" words and phrases in their efforts to combat all forms of discrimination at Anfield.

The guide, part of a wider education programme run by the club, details terms that employees should deem offensive under the headings of race/religion, sexual orientation, gender and disability. Most are self-explanatory and the guide advises that it is "important to understand the context of what's being said", as in the use, under gender for example, of "princess" or "don't be a woman" on the Anfield terraces next season.

Liverpool's list of what is "usually offensive and the club considers unacceptable" has been given to all full-time and casual members of staff who have contact with the public on matchdays or on a daily basis. The club were widely criticised for their support of Luis Suárez when the striker was found guilty in December 2011 of having used racially abusive language towards Patrice Evra but view their education programme as one of several proactive measures taken to combat discrimination.

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Liverpool were criticised for the manner of their support of Luis Suárez, second left, after he racially abused Patrice Evra

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Not sure how I feel about this in light of their support of Suarez...a player that still plays for them. Liverpool made themselves a big part of the problem, imo.
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Lindsay Lohan will NOT be starring in Ben Affleck's "Live By Night"



Well, it looks like even the prospect of Lindsay Lohan touching LIVE BY NIGHT is upsetting some people. A source claiming to be close to the production emailed me and emphatically stated that the production is not in the casting stage at all and that Lohan is in no way being considered for any part in the movie. We can all now rest a little easier knowing this rumor is just that.

Sources close to the film also ran to The Playlist to deny.

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I can't imagine where this erroneous casting news could have come from...
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Armie Hammer shows off his tough side


Armie Hammer is bruised and battered as he graces the cover of Men’s Health UK‘s September 2013 issue.

The 26-year-old The Lone Ranger actor took on the mag and shared his five-step plan for gaining dense t-shirt muscle in just four weeks. Wow! Be sure to pick up a copy of the mag to get muscles like Armie.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Armie Hammer

The full story appears in the September issue of Men’s Health UK, on sale Wednesday (July 31), which is also available as a digital edition!

For more from Armie, visit MensHealthMag.co.uk!



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Newly Arranged Music Coming To Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster


Jump Magazine has a few new details out this week on Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster, although not quite the release date many fans are looking forward to.

Similar to Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX, Final Fantasy X will see around 60 of its tracks rearranged for the HD version. Masashi Hamauzu – one of the game’s original composers and also responsible for Final Fantasy XIII’s score – has even participated in bringing these new arrangements to life.

The magazine also talks about trophies in the game – suggesting there could be some that provide a real challenge to the player. Fancy a go at the celestial weapons? While nothing is explicitly confirmed, it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to see where Square Enix is going with this. Platinum seekers just might want to prepare themselves to face 200 lightning bolts, just in case.

Again, no news on a release date as of yet, but the magazine promises something on that front soon. The game is still scheduled to release sometime this year on both PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, with the later split into two separate titles.

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We really aren't getting nearly enough FFX | X-2 HD updates. I want some more X-2 screenshots as well, damnit. And also for someone to say "oh btw we changed up those joke side missions completely in X so there are better and actually fun ways to attain the celestial weapons you're welcome"

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James McCartney Proves That Charisma Doesn't Run Through Your Blood

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Paul McCartney's son debuts first album, reveals some inspiration came from The Beatles.

Highlights Include:

- Talks about the inspiration for the album title 'Me'

- Talks about evolving as a musician

- Talks about musical inspiration, which includes 'The Beatles' and 'Nirvana'

- Talks about musical taste

- Plays 'Wisteria' his current single


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Press Release: Katy Perry Returns With a ROAR on August 9th



KATY PERRY RETURNS!
CAPITOL RECORDS WILL RELEASE PERRY’S NEW ALBUM, PRISM, ON
OCTOBER 22ND IN THE U.S. AND CANADA; OCTOBER 27TH IN THE REST OF THE WORLD
PRISM IS THE FOLLOW-UP TO MULTI-PLATINUM STAR’S
RECORD BREAKING SMASH TEENAGE DREAM


August 1, 2013 — New York, NY — Global pop superstar Katy Perry returns
to set airwaves ablaze with a scorching brand-new single “ROAR,” which
ignites radio with a surprise release on August 9. The single will be available
for sale digitally worldwide on August 13.


The track will be a part of Perry's upcoming third studio album "PRISM," through
Capitol Records, that will be released in October. The first run of the release will
feature a limited edition lenticular cover. Full press release coming soon.


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Deleted scene from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Peter Jackson’s big screen adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s novel may be long, but that doesn’t mean some bits didn’t end up on the cutting floor



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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is to be released as an extended edition DVD with extras including a peek at some deleted scenes.

Imagine how long the films would be if all of these had made it in.

Ahead of the DVD, we’ve got a sneak peek at one of the deleted scenes, which stars Sherlock star Martin Freeman as hobbit Bilbo Baggins.

Struggling to cope with the quest to help the dwarves recover their gold, Bilbo is comforted by Elrond (Hugo Weaving), the elf lord. Elrond attempts to comfort Bilbo, but simply explains his two options, leaving Bilbo still searching for the right answer (note: the video takes a few seconds to start).

Alongside the deleted scenes there’s interviews, commentary and more, adding up to a whopping nine hours of additional footage from the New Zealand-based filming.

The new extended DVD will be released for digital download on October 22 and available to buy on Blu-ray and DVD on November 4.

The second instalment of the Hobbit films, The Desolation of Smaug, lands in cinemas on December 13.

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Jessica Alba is a bully, honestly.

Jessica Alba's company "The Honest Company" goes after blogger mom "The Honest Toddler" over the trademark "Honest Toddler," a trademark Alba does not own.
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Bunmi Laditan started "The Honest Toddler" as a hilarious blog that gives parenting advice from the point of view of a toddler. She has amassed quite a following with 151,000 fans on Facebook and 255,000+ followers on Twitter. She released her book, "The Honest Toddler: A Child's Guide to Parenting," in May 7th of this year and the book was well recieved by readers and critics alike and made it onto Amazon's best seller list. So, what does this have to do with Jessica Alba?
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Ugh. This is disgusting tbh. Like anyone is checking for Jesica Alba anyway. Girl, retract those claws. She doesn't even own it and just want to profit off someone else's hard work tbh. She didn't build the brand nor trademarked it, so sit, gurl. No one is coming for your "honest" empire.

Pop Princess Ariana Grande previews new song, "Piano"



Little miss mini Mariah previews a brand new track for her fans.

Up until very recently, we felt like Ariana Grande was "quietly" slaying the pop music game with smashes like the Mac Miller-assisted "The Way" and its follow-up single, "Baby I." Yeah, well, it might be time to replace "quietly" with "VERY LOUDLY," because Ariana has just released a preview of a new song, "Piano," and this track sounds like a real game changer.

Although we're only treated to about 15 seconds of "Piano," slated to appear on Ariana's Yours Truly disc, dropping Sept. 3, Ariana's Instagram video offers just enough to hear the record's sparkling, sunshiney pop production -- a slight left turn from the slick, R&B-driven vibe of "The Way." Basically, if anyone wanted to call "Piano" the 2013 version of Mariah Carey's "Fantasy," we wouldn't be mad at them ONE BIT! And, while we can't make out all the lyrics, we can hear Ariana's now-signature, definitely Mariah-inspired upper register melisma.

Anyway, it sounds like Ariana's got another hit on her hands! Aaaaand we'd politely suggest that other female pop chanteuses (ahem, Victoria Justice -- no shade!) prepare accordingly for Sept. 3. Just sayin'.

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New Deathly Hallows book cover revealed



NEW YORK, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, today unveiled the new cover for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- the seventh and final trade paperback edition with new covers illustrated by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Kazu Kibuishi. Kibuishi, along with Arthur Levine, Vice President and Publisher, Arthur A. Levine Books and David Saylor, Vice President, Creative Director, Scholastic, unveiled the new cover in New York, NY at a special event at The Scholastic Store. The complete series of newly jacketed books and a new boxed set will be available on August 27, 2013, as part of Scholastic's celebration of the 15(th) anniversary of the U.S. publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the original book in J.K. Rowling's best-selling Harry Potter series.

The Scholastic Store hosted an exciting event to celebrate the unveiling of the new cover of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The Scholastic Store party was packed with Harry Potter fans of all ages, a welcoming Hagrid and live snakes, toads and owls. Hundreds of fans, many of whom were dressed as their favorite Harry Potter characters, joined in a host of fun activities including potion and wand-making and thrilled at the chance to be the first to see the new book trailer that will appear in theaters this summer. Fifty lucky fans received lithographs of the seventh book cover signed by Kibuishi.

Following today's unveiling, Scholastic will release the seven back covers of the new paperback trade editions illustrated by Kazu Kibuishi, one each day from August 1(st) through 7(th) . Each day at 9 a.m. (EDT or eastern time), fans can see the amazing new Harry Potter art at www.oomscholasticblog.com.

In each of the new cover illustrations, Kibuishi perfectly captures a pivotal moment from that particular book. For Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the illustration shows Harry, Ron and Hermione clinging to the back of a gigantic dragon, as they are carried ever closer to the pivotal battle which will determine the fate of the entire wizarding world.

The artwork on the box set portrays a sweeping panorama of Hogsmeade, the picturesque village near Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry, Ron, and Hermione, as well as Dumbledore and Hagrid, walk through town, past Honeydukes Sweetshop, and Zonko's Joke Shop. One special feature of the box set is the dramatic spine artwork which, as the volumes are placed in the order from one to seven, becomes a breathtaking view of Hogwarts at sunset. The entire box becomes an invitation to enter the enchanting world of the Harry Potter stories.


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Who is the best character on ONTD's new fave show?



An Orange Is the New Black binge is the best kind of binge, in which the shame—“I watched six hours of it last night” —is merely faux shame. The Netflix prison drama is so good that you brag about how much of it you watched the night before. And here at The Daily Beast, we’ve all been feasting.

It’s rare for our diversified staff—with beats ranging from Amanda Bynes to the science of the female orgasm to Syria—to unite over a single pop-culture obsession, but that’s what’s happened with the addictive Orange Is the New Black. Morning meetings devolve into updates on how far people have gotten in the series, interrupted by stern warnings NOT to spoil a thing. More frequent are passionate debates over which of the show’s zany prison inmates is the best character.

Now, we’re taking the debate online. Here, members of our staff each makes a case for a favorite character from the show. (Because we’ve already devoted entire stories to the magnificence of Yoga Jones (Constance Shulman) and the heroic lead performance of Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman, those characters were off limits.) Compare our picks against your favorites.
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Who Roundup: David Tennant Talks About the 50th, Rory Kinnear's Out of the Doctor Race

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Doctor Who star David Tennant has warned fans that his Time Lord character in the show’s 50th anniversary special episode may seem “slightly different”.

Speaking to SFX, the Tenth Doctor actor revealed that working alongside his sci-fi successor Matt Smith has provided him with “fresh challenges” in revisiting the role that won him four National Television Awards.

"The Doctor tends to lead every scene he is in and when you are sharing that out it becomes slightly different," the 42-year-old explained.

"You have a new relationship with that aspect of the character and that gives you fresh challenges to work on."

The Broadchurch star added that he was not "surprised" to be asked back for the anniversary celebration, scheduled to air across the world on November 23.

"There is a precedent to this, isn't there?" he said.

"For a long time I was starting to think it was never going to happen, so there was an element of surprise there. But the general concept [of a story involving multiple Doctors] was something I always expected."

Earlier this month, a Doctor Who costume designer seemed to confirm that the special episode will feature a “dark Doctor”.

Howard Burden is believed to have said that John Hurt will play a ‘missing link’ in the Time Lord regeneration process during a royal tour of the BBC studios in Cardiff.

He is reported to have said: “There was a gap between Paul McGann playing the Doctor and Christopher Eccleston, when we didn’t see a regeneration, and John Hurt will fit into that gap. He is a past Doctor, not a future Doctor.”


In May, 73-year-old Hurt revealed that he plays “part of the Doctor” in a “kind of trinity” when speaking to the Eastern Daily Press.

Hurt had previously remained tight-lipped about his role in the episode – although he looked to be dressed in historical attire when snapped on set at Chepstow Castle in Wales in April.

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A flawless GoT ladies post, tbh (did ya'll know Natalie Dormer was engaged?!)

Natalie Dormer and Anthony Byrne too busy to plan wedding


“Game Of Thrones” star Natalie Dormer is adamant she still plans to marry her fiancé Anthony Byrne, but the couple has been too busy to plan the wedding.

The 31-year-old has been engaged to Irish actor Byrne since 2011, but they have yet to finalize a date for their big day.

However, Dormer is adamant there will be a wedding eventually, telling Britain’s Daily Telegraph, “We are still very much engaged. We’ve just been so busy that we haven’t managed to get around to planning it.”


The “Captain America: The First Avenger” actress also revealed the wedding will be a small, intimate affair, adding, “It won’t be a big one. … We were thinking of around 40-odd guests.”
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Sophie Turner in Glamour Magazine's Hollywood Issue

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It's cool that Tom Ford recognizes the flawlessness of Princess Sophie, but I hate the outfit he chose for this shoot. She still looks super qt, tho. Also, lmao at me not knowing Queen Natalie was engaged. /criesbutalsohappy4her

Hollywood's New Box-Office Problem: Fall's Prestige Movie Pileup

Argo proved an October launch can win awards and box office, but with studios still reeling from big summer bombs, at least 10 adult dramas are set to roll out over six weeks.

(Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl in Rush)

And you thought summer was bad. As Hollywood reels from a wave of big-budget tentpole flameouts, insiders are beginning to fret about the unprecedented number of adult dramas set to hit theaters in September and October. Some are predicting more box-office carnage.

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JK Rowling law firm pays damages over pseudonym leak


Harry Potter creator JK Rowling has accepted a substantial charity donation from the law firm that revealed she was writing under a pseudonym.

The writer brought a legal action against Chris Gossage, a partner at Russells Solicitors, and his friend, Judith Callegari.

Rowling was revealed as the writer of crime novel The Cuckoo's Calling in a Sunday Times article.

The author had published the book under the pen name Robert Galbraith.

Rowling's solicitor told Mr Justice Tugendhat that Russells had contacted the writer's agent after the story was published, revealing it was Mr Gossage who had divulged the confidential information to Ms Callegari.

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Lady Gaga’s Stylist Nicola Formichetti Quits: Dressing Her Is ‘Insane’



Out with the old, in with the new! We can hardly keep up with Lady Gaga’s eccentric fashion choices…and it looks like neither could her stylist!

Nicola Formichetti has recently quit his job as Lady Gaga‘s stylist. The 37-year-old songstress will now be dressed by Formichetti’s ex-assistant, Brandon Maxwell.

Whether Lady Gaga is wearing Kermit the frog or a fridge full of meat, her outfits always do one thing: get our attention. The “Artpop” singer’s eccentric style is part of her persona, becoming an iconic part of her image. However, that might be changing. Gaga’s former stylist and friend, Nicola Formichetti, has announced that he will not longer be styling the ‘Mother Monster.’

Instead, the job will be going to Formichetti’s ex-assistant, Brandon Maxwell, who has taken over.
Why Nicola Formichetti Quit Styling Lady Gaga:

The former Mugler director revealed the reason he decided to quit the job after years with the Grammy winning artist.

“She’s going to be my BFF forever, but my ex-assistant Brandon is heading that project. I’m too busy with [other commitments]. I’ve done two albums with her, it’s been like five years, and you know, I’m always going to be involved somehow, but I cannot do it every day. She changes 12 times a day; it’s insane.”


Well, we’re glad there’s no hard feelings! But what will this mean for Lady Gaga’s future in crazy couture?
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Maxwell told WWD:

“I think that this time it is about letting some of it go and the focus being on the music because now she’s comfortable being naked and being who she is. The world has seen everything. It’s more toned down and pulled back and chic. But it’s also that we’re making suits out of things that they would not normally be made out of, like plastic, but they’re super well-tailored and clean. Maybe she’s just wearing a simple catsuit and a head wrap…but we sort of do the craziness on the face.”

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i can hear the herd of haters coming already. get used to it, here comes ur heart attack.
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Robert Kazinsky cries over spiders

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Pacific Rim star Robert Kazinsky is so scared of spiders he cried when one jumped onto his pillow recently.

The Pacific Rim actor plays a fearless vampire in popular series True Blood and a brave ranger in summer blockbuster Pacific Rim. When it comes to real life however, Robert isn't quite so heroic.

"I'm massively scared of spiders. Even small ones scare the life out of me," he confessed to the British edition of OK! magazine.

"Recently I was in bed and something went bang and hit me on the forehead. I turned on the light and suddenly I saw this spider the size of a golf ball on my pillow. I just stood there for about 30 seconds before screaming for my housemate, who just wouldn't wake up!"

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alright ONTD, fess up! What are your biggest fears?

I'm terrified of house geckos/lizards.

Lea Michele wears a "Cory" necklace as she emerges for the first time.

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She has not been seen in public since the tragic death of boyfriend Cory Monteith on July 13.

But on Sunday, a sombre Lea Michele was photographed for the first time as she travelled in a friend's car in Los Angeles.

The 26-year-old Glee star wore dark sunglasses with her dark hair scraped back while riding in the passenger seat alongside a female friend.

She also poignantly appeared to be wearing a necklace with letters spelling out the name 'Cory,' in silver - a piece of jewellery she has been spotted with previously

The friends seemed to be having an intense conversation on their way to an address in Bel Air before Lea emerged from the vehicle sporting grey trousers, a black long sleeved top and ballet pumps.

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Kim K: Overlooked Face of Feminism?



Throughout history, women have been regarded as housekeepers, sex symbols and more recently as equals in intellect and appearance. From Helen of Troy to Kim Kardashian, women have been constantly defining their roles and powers in a patriarchal society. Yet what exactly has given them the power? What exactly has given Helen and Kim the power to decide or make decisions for themselves? My answer: the Gaultier concept.

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The author tried it tbh. But truth is, Kim is constantly rewarded for being patriarchy best ally.

The fact that she chooses to objectify herself and find social & financial advantages doing so isn't, by any means, a feminist stance

Oprah Winfrey: "You cannot be my friend and use the N-word"

Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker Talk Lee Daniels' The Butler, Racism, and the N-word.



“People need to see this movie,” says Oprah of the film, which raises questions about race in America

Parade this Sunday features a very personal conversation with Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, and director Lee Daniels (Precious) about their new movie and the questions it raises about race in America. The powerful chronicle of one black man’s years of service in the White House during the most tumultuous period in the nation’s civil rights history, Lee Daniels’ The Butler (in theaters Aug. 16) was a labor of love for the trio.

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Rory Kinnear, Christopher Eccleston and Michael Gambon Star in Lucan Drama for ITV

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ITV has ordered a new two-part drama based on the life of Lord Lucan.

Skyfall's Rory Kinnear will play the flamboyant aristocrat in Lucan, from Mrs Biggs writer Jeff Pope.

Christopher Eccleston will appear as Lucan's friend and famed gambling club host John Aspinall.

Michael Gambon has also been cast in the drama, which will chart Lucan's exploits as a member of the infamous Clermont set and the collapse of his marriage.

Lucan will also explore the murder of Sandra Rivett - nanny to Lucan's children - and what role the man himself may have played in the crime.

"The story of Lord Lucan continues to mystify and intrigue us," said ITV's director of drama commissioning Steve November.

"Jeff's reputation for award-winning factual drama goes before him, and these new scripts offer a compelling insight into the events surrounding Lucan's disappearance."

Lucan will begin shooting in August in and around London.

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I'm always here for Chris's British TV work, especially since Thor 2 is really looking like a flop. Thoughts, ONTD?

Nick Cannon's touching open letter to troubled friend Amanda Bynes



"An open letter to my sister, Amanda Bynes"

As we all know I do interviews every single day about all my various projects, whether promoting AGT, Wild’N Out, my album, my stand-up special, NCredible consumer products, and various philanthropic and charitable efforts. Usually during these interviews I am consistently questioned about my wife, my kids, and my health and I happily answer them all. But as of lately I have been hit with an onslaught of questions about someone I consider family, someone I watched grow up, and someone I genuinely feel is one of the most pleasant human beings I have had the pleasure of meeting, Amanda Bynes.

The questions have ranged from, “Have you spoken to Amanda" to “Are you working on her rap album". Sometimes I would answer in a playful humorous manner and sometimes I would brush it off as another Pop culture topic that a reporter was trying to retrieve a sound bite for. But after recent events of Amanda being admitted under psychiatric care and reported as 5150, I see this as no laughing matter. I tweeted a few weeks about how the entertainment industry just consumes people and spits them out like flavorless bubblegum. A few chews of enjoyment then they’re under a city bus bench. Don’t get me wrong this is not a pity for the popular statement. I am always the first to say that fame and entertainment is one of the best and easiest occupations to ever have, but one must know how to navigate through the matrix or you may find yourself in a very dark hole. When a person is told all of their life that they are awesome, the best, the greatest and they are catered to every moment of the day. Imagine being the breadwinner in your household before you can even drive. Imagine you parents, teachers, and employers NEVER telling you NO. Anything you ask for or want, the world gives you, at some point you are bound to self-destruct. I call this “access to excess". I’ve seen it happen to many of my friends and colleagues young and old.
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Nashville Scoop: Oliver Hudson Joins Season 2 Cast — Will He Make Beautiful Music With Rayna?



Deacon, meet your competition.

Rules of Engagement‘s Oliver Hudson is making his way to Nashville this fall as a recurring love interest for Connie Britton’s Rayna, TVLine has learned.

According to sources, Hudson will play a charming, audacious, take-no-prisoners businessman who promises to “shake things up in Nashville.”

Nashville‘s second season, set to premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 25, will jump ahead several months after Rayna and Deacon’s car accident. The near-death experience sends Rayna’s album sales soaring, making her the apple in the eye of her label’s new top exec (Hudson).

Hudson is the ABC drama’s second new Season 2 hire, joining Chaley Rose as Scarlett’s longtime BFF.

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Homeland Season 3: The CIA Under Fire, Saul's Betrayal and Brody's Top-Secret Return



The cast and producers of Showtime’s Homeland appeared at the Television Critics’ Assoc. summer press tour on Monday to preview Season 3 — with at least one actor doing his best to conceal a major plot point.

“I’m not Damian,” a buzzed-cut ginger who sure looked like Damian Lewis claimed in the course of dodging a question about his alter ego’s Season 3 status.

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Matt Damon: Four Hours a Day in the Gym to Prep for ‘Elysium’



Shaving his head was easy. But getting into super human shape for his role in Elysium was another story for Matt Damon.

"It was really hard because I love to eat and drink!" Damon, 42, told PEOPLE on Tuesday at a special New York screening of the sci fi film hosted by 2(X)IST Watches. "It's very hard to motivate me to get in shape."

But when the film's director Neill Blomkamp showed him pictures of Elysium's leading character, Max, a tattoo-covered tough guy who wears an exoskeleton strength suit, "I went okay, this is definitely worth it," Damon says.

The recent Emmy nominee went on a strict diet and spent four hours a day at the gym for months, pumping iron and doing cardio. As a result, PEOPLE's 2007 Sexiest Man Alive bulked up with a chiseled set of rock-hard abs and bulging biceps.

So what did Damon's wife Luciana think of his ripped physique?

"I think she likes the variety," he says with a laugh. "When I did The Informant, I put on 40 lbs. and I was like, 'You kind of like this guy too?' I'm trying to talk her into [liking] that guy because that's the guy I'm most comfortable being."

Fortunately for the Oscar winner, who renewed his wedding vows to Luciana in St. Lucia last April, she made a promise to spend the rest of her life with him no matter what.

"I'm at the point in my life where somebody was silly enough to marry me," Damon says, "and won't leave me if I put on a few pounds!"

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Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones leaving Parks and Rec

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Two of Parks and Recreation's regulars are exiting the series.

Rob Lowe, who joined in season two, and Rashida Jones, a core player since its inception, will depart NBC's returning fall comedy in the middle of the upcoming sixth season, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. Lowe and Jones are expected to leave Parks and Recreation — which was picked up for a full season — following the 13th episode.

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Trailer for American Hustle


Featuring one of the best ensembles you'll like see at the movies this year—Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, Louis C.K., Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola, Elisabeth Rohm, Dawn Olivieri, Jack Huston, Michael Pena and Robert De Niro—the movie follows a financial con artist (Bale) and his mistress/partner in crime (Adams) who are forced to work with an out of control federal agent (Cooper) to turn the tables on other con artists, mobsters and politicians.

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Everything We Know About Duncan Jones’ Warcraft Film



We’ve spent the last few days putting together some puzzle pieces and working out just what’s going on with Duncan Jones‘ Warcraft movie. This time last week, my only impressions of what the film might entail had come from a “tone trailer” screened at San Diego Comic-Con, the games themselves and an appreciation of Jones’ previous work.

Now, though, an image has come together of where the project is headed and it looks like Jones is planning a full-blooded fantasy movie, as much like John Millius’ Conan as The Lord of the Rings. This is definitely proper Sword and Sorcery stuff.

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Erin Heatherton arrives at a Victoria’s Secret event with a cigarette in her mouth



24-year-old Erin Heatherton arrived downtown this morning, wearing a tight Herve Leger bandage dress, and smoking a cigarette.

Erin headed to a Body By Victoria event at New York City’s SoHo store on Tuesday.

“Come see me & fellow #Angels @karliekloss and @BeePrinsloo at the @VictoriasSecret Soho store from 12:30-2:30 today! #BodybyVictoria,” she tweeted earlier in the day.

Erin was joined by fellow Angels Karlie Kloss and Adam Levine’s new fiance, Behati Prinsloo.

Erin, who previously dated Leonardo DiCaprio, also tweeted, “Just a casual morning in Times Square in wings @behatiiprinsloo @karliekloss #bodybyvictoria @gma.”

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'Lone Survivor' Trailer: Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Taylor Kitsch Star In Emotional Film

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You are never out of the fight: HuffPost Entertainment and sister site Moviefone are happy to premiere the first trailer for "Lone Survivor," a new drama starring Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana and Emile Hirsch. Peter Berg ("Friday Night Lights") directs the film, which is due out in limited release on Dec. 27 before a nationwide bow in January.

"We have seen the first cut of 'Lone Survivor' and it is soulful, gritty, tough, emotional and, quite frankly, remarkable," Universal chairman Adam Fogelson said at CinemaCon back in April. Watch the "Lone Survivor" trailer in the window above.

Based on the book "Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10," Berg's film focuses on an elite unit of Navy SEALs who encountered an army of Taliban forces in the Afghanistan mountains during a raid in 2005. As the title indicates, the events end with tragic consequences for most of the heroic soldiers; Berg's film deals with the group's fateful mission.


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Avan Jogia Is Presenting At The Do Something Awards Tonight



Former “Victorious” star and current “Twisted” star Avan Jogia is presenting at the Do Something awards tonight! Avan shared the following note with his fans:

Looking forward to presenting at the @dosomething awards this evening watch @VH1 tonight at 8/7c to see some well-deserved nominees awarded

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At 9 p.m., “Twisted” ranked as cable TV’s #1 telecast in the hour for the 4th week running in Viewers 12-34 (769,000/0.8 rating), for the 8th consecutive week in Females 12-34 (657,000/1.4 rating) and Female Teens (303,000/2.6 rating) – each week since its launch – and was the #1 original cable TV telecast in Women 18-34 (353,000/1.0 rating).
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Rihanna wins Topshop T-shirt court case

Pop singer Rihanna has won a legal battle with clothing retailer Topshop over a T-shirt bearing her image.

The star sued Topshop's parent company Arcadia for $5 million (£3.3m) over the T-shirts, which featured a photo taken during a video shoot in 2011.

Her lawyers told the High Court in London the fashion chain duped fans and may have damaged her reputation.

They said the picture was "very similar" to images used on CD sleeves for one of her albums.

Judge Mr Justice Birss ruled that a "substantial number" of buyers were likely to have been deceived into buying the T-shirt because of a "false belief" it had been approved by the singer.
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Fox News Columnist Blames Jay Z For Aaron Hernandez’ Killing Spree

Fox Sports columnist Jason Whitlock, recently wrote a piece claiming Hov is one of the reasons NFL player Aaron Hernandez turned to a destructive life of crime and violence despite a very profitable dollar NFL contract.

Via Fox Sports:


Athletic culture trumped Hollywood culture.

This is no longer the case. Jay-Z, a rapper who glorifies his former life as a drug dealer, has far more cultural influence than LeBron James. Jay-Z is this generation’s Joe D, and Beyonce is Marilyn Monroe.

Al Capone is a bigger deal than Babe Ruth.

Aaron Hernandez is a reflection of where we are as a society. Like Allen Iverson and an endless plethora of fatherless and directionless modern athletes since the end of Michael Jordan’s reign, Hernandez saw his athletic gifts as a platform to represent where he was from, not where he hoped to go.

He repped the 860. He kept it real. He stayed true to his boyz from the ‘hood. He mimicked the mindset of the pop-culture icons we celebrate today.


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NPH Opens Up About “Weiner-Tucking” to Conan O'Brien

Always nice to see NPH on the talk circuit, and it’s even more delightful to see him chatting freely about his junk. After describing what sounds like a harrowing eyebrow-shaving regimen, the upcoming star of Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch discusses the fine mess of taping down his crotch for the role of Hedwig.

Conan reminds him that tape removal might be just as scary. Indeed, Coco.



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Parks and Rec showrunner releases statement about Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones leaving




Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe are leaving "Parks and Rec." BuzzFeed reports the two will exit the NBC comedy midway through its upcoming sixth season. According to BuzzFeed, their exit will take place during Episode 13, likely airing as part of February sweeps.

"Parks and Recreation" executive producer Mike Schur issued a statement confirming BuzzFeed's report.

"The news about Rob and Rashida is true -- they will be leaving the show after the 13th episode of the upcoming season six. We've been working on their storyline (on and off) for four seasons now, and heading into this year, with the two of them contemplating parenthood, it felt like a natural time to move them into the next phase.

"We absolutely love both Rashida and Rob, and will be sad to see them go. Rashida was one of the very first people we knew we wanted in the cast, and as important as Ann is to Leslie (and vice-versa), she'll certainly never be far from Pawnee. Rob we initially thought we could only have for six or eight episodes, and we couldn't be happier that he will have stuck around for 75.

"They are wonderful, funny, committed actors, they've been a huge part of the Parks and Rec family, and we think we have a great Pawnee send-off in the works for them," he said.


According to Deadline, NBC wants to keep Lowe around: The network is reportedly in the process of finalizing a development deal for a potential new series with the actor, who has portrayed Chris Traeger, currently Pawnee's City Manager, since the end of Season 2. Jones has played Ann Perkins, a nurse and Leslie Knope's (Amy Poehler) best friend since the series began. Last we saw them in the Season 5 finale of "Parks and Rec," the two characters trying to have a baby together.

This is the first major "Parks and Rec" cast shakeup since Paul Schneider, who played Mark Brendanawicz on the series, left in 2010.

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some tv critics are speculating that this was due to budget cuts because the news was so sudden, but again it's just speculation/guesses. #blameJerry
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Prepared Text of Queen's Speech in Event of World War III Released



Civil servants preparing for a third world war drafted an address to the nation in which the Queen would speak of the horror of Britain’s involvement in a nuclear conflict.

It was part of a detailed “war game” carried out in 1983, in which Whitehall officials played the roles of Margaret Thatcher and members of her cabinet responding to a simulated attack by the Soviet Union.

Wintex-Cimex 83 was the Nato code name for the exercise, which was designed to test the West’s responses in the event of a nuclear strike and included a speech to be delivered by the Queen after the declaration of war. The monarch was to speak of a third struggle for freedom in “this sad century” in a reference to the two previous world wars.

The text includes references to the Queen having enjoyed the “warmth and fellowship of a family Christmas” when “the horrors of war could not have seemed more remote”.

In the imagined broadcast, she would also recall the pride she felt when she and her sister, Princess Margaret, huddled around the nursery wireless set listening to the inspiring words of their father, George VI, on the “fateful” day when Britain declared war on Nazi Germany in 1939.

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The World’s End: Letters to the censor

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When Simon Pegg and I wrote the screenplay for ‘The World’s End’ in 2011, we realised that the language was getting rather strong, going so far as to utter the dreaded ‘c word’ three times. Unsure whether this would get us a ’15′ or an ’18′ certificate and very much hoping for the former, I wrote to the British Board Of Film Classification for help and guidance.

The following correspondence is published with the full blessing of the BBFC.

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Why Can't Women Time Travel?


Poor Rachel McAdams. Three time-travel movies and not a whiff of the action. First was 2009's The Time Traveller's Wife, in which Eric Bana played a Chicago librarian darting through time while his on-screen wife McAdams plodded on faithfully in the present. Then, two years later, came Midnight in Paris. Owen Wilson got to party in the roaring 1920s every day of his holiday, while oblivious fiancee McAdams went sightseeing. And now Richard Curtis's new film, About Time, sees McAdams stay home as her partner Domhnall Gleeson goes time-travelling in secret, in a bid to change his past and have a better future. This time it's a gift – passed down the male line of the family.

McAdams is not alone in being overlooked. From 1981's Time Bandits to the more recent Hot Tub Time Machine, sci-fi films have rarely allowed female characters to leave the present. When Marty McFly's girlfriend tried to come along for the ride in Back to the Future II, she was hastily sedated by the Doc for "asking too many questions". In their excellent adventures, Bill and Ted travelled to medieval times to meet some "babes"; true, the women were then permitted to time-travel – but only with male characters, and purely to serve their needs. Hardly the sort of time-travelling role models women need.

While many of these films are immensely entertaining, it's a curious trend that shortchanges female characters and, by extension, female viewers. At first glance, you could simply put this down to the historical dominance of male heroes in cinema. It's a patriarchal world and mainstream movies aren't always quick to reflect advancements in equality. But while other areas of sci-fi were making progress – take Sigourney Weaver beating her many-jawed foes in the Alien films – the time-travel genre, ironically, stood still. Yes, as far back as 1984 The Terminator gave us a groundbreaking action heroine in Linda Hamilton, but the bouffe-haired damsel in distress was still confined to the here and now, chased by one time-traveller and bedded by the other (in order to give birth to a future saviour). And the men didn't just get to time-travel: they got to go naked, too.
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'The Originals' EP Julie Plec reveals first episode to be re-told from Elijah's point of view



Though there are already two versions of the first episode of The CW's newest series, "The Originals," -- the backdoor pilot that aired in April as an episode of "The Vampire Diaries" and the extended cut released online -- get ready to see the story of the pilot re-told all over again. "The Vampire Diaries" spinoff's first installment is being re-shot from the point of view of Elijah (Daniel Gillies), executive producer Julie Plec and star Leah Pipes revealed.

"We're re-filming the pilot from Elijah's persepective. You get to see what was happening around what you already saw in the pilot which is really interesting," Pipes, who plays human psychology student Camille, told Zap2it. "That's going to be the first episode that airs. It's going to be the extended cut, from a new perspective. And then we jump about a month ahead in the next episode."

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Depeche Mode Prepare to Re-Invade America


"For years, I was stuck behind a keyboard rig," Depeche Mode's Martin Gore says with a laugh, calling long-distance from backstage in Poland, just minutes before showtime at Warsaw's National Stadium. "When I started playing guitar onstage, it was a bit of a release – not to be stuck in one spot the whole night. It's really enjoyable having the freedom to move around. You just have to remember to end up somewhere near a microphone."

Depeche Mode keep hitting new heights as worldwide road-warrior rock titans, even after 33 years on the job. They bring their Delta Machine Tour to the U.S. this fall, after rolling through Europe the past few months. The electro-goth gods were the first great Eighties synth-pop stars to figure out how to rock an arena. But while most of their peers have been reduced to flogging oldies nostalgia, Depeche Mode keep evolving as a live band. They're at peak strength right now, as anyone lucky enough to witness their spring teaser gigs in Austin, L.A. or New York can tell you.

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Selena debuts at #1 in three North American countries! Something her peers haven't done!

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(31 July 2013 – Toronto, ON) – STARS DANCE, the fourth studio album from multi-platinum recording artist, Selena Gomez, has today debuted at #1 on the Canadian Nielson Soundscan chart, selling 16,500 copies in its first week. STARS DANCE, released July 23 through Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, is Selena’s first #1 debut in Canada and features Selena’s double-platinum hit single “Come & Get It”, as well as her most recent single, “Slow Down”. Internationally,STARS DANCE debuted at # 1 in 28 countries and top 10 in 84 countries on iTunes.
The road to # 1 kicked off in April with the release of Selena’s first single from STARS DANCE, “Come & Get It”. The video for the single will hit the 100 million view mark next week, and was recently nominated for MTV’s 2013 Video Music Awards for Best Pop Video. A week prior to release, iTunes offered a global stream of Selena’s STARS DANCE following an online marketing campaign which enabled Selena’s fans to unlock previews of the album.
Selena is set to launch her world-wide tour on August 14 in Canada’s own Vancouver, BC. Additional Canadian tour dates will follow in Lethbridge, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto. For Selena tour updates, go to www.selenagomez.com
In the states, Gomez, who just turned 21 last week, is also the youngest solo female artist to hit No. 1 since her friend Taylor Swift in 2010. On the chart dated Nov. 13 of that year, the then-20-year old Swift debuted at the top with her second leader, "Speak Now."
The album also debuted at #1 in Mexico! Selena has done something none of her peers have, hit #1 in America, Canada & Mexico at once!

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Solange Rumored to Play Aaliyah in Upcoming Biopic?


Aaliyah’s status has almost reached the coveted mythic status these days. She has people like Drake and Chris Brown singing with her even thought she’s not here physically. DMX stays dissing those dudes. Timbaland is saying its not too late to apologize even thought he knows he’s the one that needs to be putting out new Baby Girl.

OH…here’s something else to rile up the fans of the one and only Aaliyah.

There is a crazy rumor that the chick Solange has landed the role to play Aaliyah an upcoming biopic. Now, the rumor is Solange went out for the role earlier in the month and ended up getting it this week. She reportedly will be working with the same people that did the movie “Think Like A Man.”

I don’t know. I didn’t even know Solange was any sort of actress. But, she almost never has her hair straight like Aaliyah did. This is as close to Aaliyah as could see with Solange.

They keep us talking, but if we stop talking about them then they should worry! -illseed.

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'Catching Fire' Unscripted: Ask J.Law, Josh Hutcherson, Sam Claflin, & Jena Malone a Question



It's "Catching Fire" season!

Katniss and Peeta step back into the arena for the Hunger Games Quarter Quell, and this time they are up against some deadly competition, namely, the charming Finnick and ruthless Johanna.

To help prepare you for the November 22 release of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," we're doing something special. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Sam Claflin, and Jena Malone (that's right, all four of them) will be joining Moviefone for a very Capitol-worthy episode of Unscripted, and we're giving you the chance to ask the cast anything you want!

You'll have until Sunday, August 4 at 11:59 p.m. ET to submit questions. Leave them in the comments below, on Moviefone's Facebook wall, or via Twitter using the hashtag #unscriptedHG. Make sure to head back to Moviefone closer to the movie's release date to see if the "Catching Fire" cast answered your question!

May the odds be ever in your favor.

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Billboard Hot 100 | 200: July 31, 2013 (One Direction, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Marc Anthony)



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Dorothy's dress, Jack Dawson's ticket and other highlights from Hollywood Auction #56

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A collection of 74 contact prints of Marilyn Monroe taken by Richard Avedon for Life in 1957.
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000. Sold for: $14,000.

Profiles in History, a memorabilia and historical collectible dealer best known auctioning off some of Hollywood's most coveted movie props and costumes, recently finished up its Hollywood Auction #56. Notable items from past auctions have included the hat of the Wicked Witch of the West, Marilyn Monroe's famous "Subway dress" from The Seven Year Itch, and a Luke Skywalker light saber screen-used in Star Wars. This time around, potential Hollywood collectors had the chance to bit on some unusual props, plenty of costumes, and more Hollywood glamor prints than Rafiki could shake a stick at.

Who could resist owning a piece of Hollywood history? (As long as they had the cash, of course.) Let's take a look at the highlights!

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Would you ever bid on a piece of Hollywood history, ONTD? Is there a prop or costume that you'd love to own? I'll admit I put a bid in on the Titanic ticket--sadly, to my pre-teen self's utter despair, I did not win.

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Lucy Flawless Returns to Parks and Rec for Season 6 Premiere

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The season 5 finale of Parks and Recreation left us with some big news: Ron (Nick Offerman) is going to be a dad. And here’s some more news on that front: Mom will be in the season 6 premiere.
Lucy Lawless, who appeared multiple times on the NBC comedy last season, will return as Diane, Ron’s girlfriend who is pregnant with his child. Producers are hoping to bring back the former Xena: Warrior Princess star for additional episodes as Ron prepares for fatherhood.

The hour-long season premiere — which airs Sept. 26 and sends some of the Parks characters to London — also includes guest roles for Heidi Klum and Henry Winkler.

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Yet another Doctor Who post: 8 Women Who Could Play The Doctor.

With a sad departure, Matt Smith, and his bowtie, is leaving the coveted role of the Doctor in Doctor Who at the end of the year and, as always, there are a number of rumors and opinions about who could be number twelve. Clearly, my opinion is most important. So, if gender was no option, who could be the next Doctor?

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OITNB’s Lea DeLaria talks about hitting on Natasha Lyonne etc


Everyone is not only watching Orange Is the New Black, but totally obsessed.

I’ve had people tell me that they’re watching OITNB for the third time. It hasn’t even been out for three weeks. You know, I’ve been moderately famous for a very long time, and when I say a very long time, I mean 30 years. And I get stopped on the street and asked to have a picture taken with me — that happens to me every day now. It seems to be a 14-to-25 demographic; I have a whole new fan base. It took Netflix to get me the young straight girls I’ve always wanted. [Laughs.]

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Ray J Mocking Kanye ... Again



Reminding the planet that he "hit it first" wasn't enough ... 'cause Ray J went after Kanye West again last night ... and TMZ has the footage.

Kim Kardashian's sex tape partner was leaving Tru in Hollywood last night when he started mocking K's airport meltdown ... which is interesting considering Ray recently released a song bragging about banging KK way before Kanye came into the picture.

Kanye hasn't really acknowledged Ray J's attempt at a beef yet. Think this will get his attention?

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Would Return As "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"



With “Veronica Mars” raising more than $5 million for a movie, E! News asked “Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s” Sarah Michelle Gellar if that model could bring her character back from the dead. The response was more than enthusiastic…

Joss [Whedon] and I always talk about [a movie],” Gellar told them. “But the thing with Buffy is that Buffy was a movie, and it ultimately didn’t work as a film. And I mean, we had such miles to overcome when we were trying to do a TV show based on a movie. And one of the reasons is that the story works better over time.

And now here comes the tiny sliver: If there was ever the right story, we would do it.

Gellar also jokes that, “At this point, the stake would be my walker and I would be hobbling in.

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C'mon Joss, make this happen! Let's have a prayer circle guys!

BROOKE CANDY - "DUMB" (OFFICIAL VIDEO)



So Brooke Candy just released a new music video for her promotional single, "Dumb"... she's also about to drop a new album that will be more "mainstream" and "pop-melodic".

Not at all a "dumb" idea for the 24 year-old California native.

Brooke Candy, known for her eccentric visuals, underground scene vibe, and outrageous style, says she'll be shifting gears musically and even working with Australian artist Sia, who has recently signed Brooke to her record label.

Candy also revealed recently that she will be featured on Kylie Minogue's first single off her upcoming album. Wow.

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Madonna's BFF of 30+ years says Sean Penn was Madonna's True Love


Actress Debi Mazar dropped by the clubhouse on "Watch What Happens: Live" and Andy Cohen couldn't wait to ask her a few questions about her BFF, Madonna. The two have been friends since before either one of them had any sort of fame.

Cohen did limit himself to 45 seconds, but anyone who knows how fast he talks knows that he can still pump a lot of questions at her in that span of time. Through his grilling of Mazar he learned that Madge smells like gardenias, loves salted fish and is a feisty Leo. Mazar also said that "Sean" was Madonna's true love -- but when asked to clarify if she was referring to Sean Penn, she said only, "Maybe."

“Did Madonna ever steal any of your boyfriends?” Cohen asked her. Mazar said yes, but then backed up. She said that Madonna had tried to steal her boyfriend, but it didn't happen. She also revealed a strange Madonna-Bravo connection. Apparently, Madonna used to get "spiritual baths" and "blessings" from self-professed witch, Mama Elsa of "The Real Housewives of Miami."

Mazar and Madonna met in an elevator back in the '80s before Madonna became a superstar.
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Lil Gremlin: “I Don’t Know Where Hip Hop Is At”


Lil Wayne Gremlin may be a self-proclaimed Martian he is not from Mars. However, during a recent interview with XXL Magazine, the Louisiana-native revealed his knowledge of the current state of Hip Hop is no better than if he was from Mars.

Wayne Gremlin admits that while he still listens to new school artists such as A$AP Ferg and Odd Future, he is not too hip to the latest movements in Hip Hop:


I don’t know where hip-hop is at. I just listen to the old stuff, and my television stay on SportsCenter. Even when I’m flipping through the channels, I stumble across MTV or BET or whatever, if I stop and watch that video it’s because I haven’t seen that video. I’m so amazed. I don’t know if it’s new. I don’t know who the person is.


The rapper also reveals that he’s been skating more than working on music recently and described his I Am Not A Human Being II as “underground.”

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New stills and a deleted scene from The Walking Dead



We've seen a few of these in low res already, but check out some new promotional snaps from the upcoming fourth season of AMC's The Walking Dead, featuring Glenn, Maggie, Karl, Rick, a walker and some piggies..

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That's the deleted scene with the line from Carol that Andrew Lincoln called "the line of the season" and it's every bit as good as he said!

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Miley: The one person in my life who gets it is Britney

'We Can't Stop' singer explains why she relates to Spears, says her critics have forgotten what it's like to be 20 years old.

britney-spears-bronx-02 These days, when Miley Cyrus needs some advice about life in the spotlight, she knows where to turn. In a new interview, the former Disney princess revealed that she looks to none other than fellow Mouse House alum Britney Spears.

"Everyone goes through a time in their life where they don't want their picture taken every day. [Britney] just never had that time where she could say, 'I'm going through something right now and need to shut down,' " she told Huffington Post U.K. "I also don't have that, so it's good to have that one person in my life who gets it."

miley cyrus_0 Cyrus rose to fame on Disney's "Hannah Montana," nearly 15 years after Spears made her TV debut on the '90s reboot of "The Mickey Mouse Club" on the same cable network. So it's not too surprising that she feels a kinship with the 31-year-old pop star. Spears has publicly weathered her fair share of ups and downs, and Miley has been under the microscope lately for everything from her fashion choices to her partying.

"I just think it's never blaming you or making you feel like, 'You've got all this going for you,' " Miley explained of why Spears is such a good pal. "It's like, she knows. Sometimes life just steps in the middle of your career the way life always does for anyone — it's just ours is a little more 24/7."

"I think people forget what it feels like to be 20," she said. "People just evolve and that's all that's happened to me. But people think a mad scientist somehow cooked up this potion and turned me into a different human, which it wasn't. All I did was get a haircut and buy some clothes and everyone thinks that I am made into a robot that changes with what's popular every 10 years."

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10 Actors Hollywood Tried And Failed To Make Happen

This week, a small-scale indie Australian surfing movie called “Drift,” which details two surfing brothers struggling to overcome their debt-ridden backgrounds and avoid a descent into criminality, opens in limited release. It shares almost nothing in common with the Biggest-Movie-Of-All-Time “Avatar” except its star,Sam Worthington, who in fact plays third lead here behind two largely unknown Aussie actors as the brothers. If it seems like a far cry from Pandora for Worthington, well, that’s because it is. Nothing to do with the quality of the film, but just in terms of the whisper-quiet buzz it’s getting, which Worthington’s presence alone should have beefed up if his stock in Hollywood meant anything at all. Yet despite a concerted effort that happened back there, Worthington just hasn’t ever become a bankable studio lead, and so here we are.

It’s hardly the first time (and won't be the last) Hollywood has decided that a certain actor is gonna be huge and has done all it can to make that happen, and yet it hasn’t. It’s kind of strange and a little unfair that in a town where we’re regularly assured that every waiter is an actor waiting for his break, some never get a shot while others get more than one, even if audiences don’t embrace them the first time out. But it also shows how strange an echo-box tinseltown can be — sometimes all that needs to happen is that Studio X hears Studio Y loves This Guy for their next big star, and Studio X then has to cast him, and so on. Then a few years later This Guy has six movies coming out, and is on every magazine cover, and audiences, unless they fall in love with him instantly, feel a little aggrieved that they’re so forcefully being sold an unknown quantity.

The circumstances differ, but the phenomenon is the same, so we’ve taken a look at the careers of 10 actors who, despite repeated attempts, We The Audience in our fickle magnificence have simply not deemed worthy of the A-list.


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Upcoming YA 'Elusion' Headed For Hollywood



Our must-read, must-watch list just keeps getting bigger—really, it's becoming downright unwieldy! But nevertheless, we've gotta cram one more item on there: the exciting sci-fi novel "Elusion," which is such a hot prospect that it's already bound for Hollywood even though the book isn't out until March.

According to Deadline, the book by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam has been picked up for a movie adaptation by Silver Reel and FlynnPictureCo.

Following in the footsteps of mind-bending thrillers like "Inception," "Strange Days" and "Total Recall," "Elusion" is a story that takes place in one of the weirdest, wildest, most potentially horrifying settings possible: inside the HUMAN BRAIN. In it, two teenagers discover that their favorite game—an alternate reality journey that uses hypnosis to transport players into another, inner universe—is anything but a harmless leisure activity. Ah yes: because it's all fun and games, until somebody loses their mind.

"Elusion" will be out in March 2014, with a sequel, "Etherworld," slated for 2015.

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