Arcade Fire have announced the first live performances behind their upcoming fourth studio album, which arrives October 29th via Merge Records.
In January and February, the band will perform across Australia and New Zealand as part of the Big Day Out Music Festival. These shows mark the band’s return to the stage after nearly three years.
The lineup for Big Day Out also includes Pearl Jam (!), Blur, Tame Impala, Major Lazer, Snoop Dogg, Portugal. the Man, Grouplove, Ghost B.C., Toro y Moi, Mudhoney, The Naked and Famous, DIIV, and Flume, among others. Visit the festival’s website for ticket information and additional festival details.
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Hey, you know who's really annoying? Well, it's actually Justin Bieber. Just silly old Justin Bieber who doesn't think that the average person knows what the word "refrain" means, and not in the musical sense. See, Justin was performing earlier this week, and halfway through a song, he had to stop and ask people to "refrain" ("You know what that means, right? 'Refrain'?") from throwing all sorts of stuff up on the stage, because that's apparently a thing to do when you go to concerts -- to throw things like garbage and iPhones up on stage like it's no big deal.
Who really knows what's worse about this whole video: the fact that Justin Bieber thinks "refrain" is this big old intelligent word, or that people are seriously throwing smartphones up on stage. It's like, come on, kid. You're never gonna get that phone back (or that three hours of your life), you know?
Rolling Stone's “Boston Bomber” issue got a rash of bad publicity, and retailers like CVS and Stop & Stop pulled it from shelves after a “Boycott Rolling Stone” campaign gained steam on Facebook. But the controversy doesn't seem to have hurt newsstand sales.
Retail sales of the issue jumped 102 percent over average per-issue sales for the past year, according to Magazine Information Network. Figures are based on point-of-sale data from 1,420 retailers from July 19 to July 29. Among those retailers, 13,232 copies were sold, more than double the magazine's average sales for the prior year.
Critics accused Rolling Stone of being insensitive and glorifying a notorious criminal when it put Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's photo on the cover. The photo was actually a self-portrait by Tsarnaev and had previously appeared on the cover of the May 5 edition of The New York Times, to considerably less criticism.
The boycott alone wouldn't have had a big impact on the bottom line anyway, given that only 5 percent of Rolling Stone’s total circulation is sold at retail. But the early sales estimates just go to show that once again, controversy can be a major selling point. Take the magazine’s 1970 cover featuring notorious murderer Charles Manson: Not only was it a best-seller, it also garnered accolades in the industry when it won a National Magazine Award.
Can't wait for this album!! Seeing him in October too!
What do Helen Mirren, Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton all have in common? Yes, all three are Academy Award-winning actresses whose talent stands the test of time. But they are also legendary fashion stars who have seamlessly developed mature, elegant personal styles over the course of decades in the spotlight.
Even today, these three actresses are still working the red carpet, and we've noticed that like a fine wine, Swinton, Blanchett and Mirren only get better with age. Here are 13 sartorial lessons we've gathered from these veteran style mavens that some younger celebrities could definitely use to take note of.
16. Samira Wiley as Poussey in "Orange Is the New Black"
The thing about Poussey is that she's yet to declare a lesbian allegiance. But she's gay right? Probably? In one of the earlier episodes, she mentions how a girl in a magazine has nice legs, so... plus we all have crushes on her so it must be true.
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Amanda Bynes is doing remarkably better ... she's stabilized, not hearing voices and it's all because of a cocktail ... TMZ has learned.
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Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... doctors at the psychiatric hospital where she's being held have given her a combination of meds -- referred to as a cocktail -- to control what appears to be schizophrenia.
Our sources say Amanda responded quickly and dramatically. We're told in the last 3 days, Amanda has stopped talking to herself and stopped insulting people. To the contrary, we're told she's become downright polite, even saying "please" and "thank you." She has shown no signs of violence.
The progress is all the more stunning because these cocktails are notoriously difficult to gauge -- getting the right combination of meds with the right doses is something of a crap shoot. Our sources say the meds take 7 to 10 days to fully kick in, so they're not declaring victory yet, but they're optimistic.
But there's an ironic twist. Amanda is scheduled to have a court hearing today ... where she's trying to get out of the psych hospital. The fact that she's doing better can actually help her case. We're told doctors are confident the judge will not let her out for several reasons. First, it's unclear if the meds will work long-term. Also, it's highly uncertain she'll voluntarily take the drugs.
One more thing. There are reports Amanda's parents may back off the conservatorship if she does better in the psych ward. Our sources say that is "absolutely untrue." Amanda's parents feel it's essential for her to get long term care and supervision.
Emphasis in title all TMZ, not op.
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I've seen the guys like a billion times but never got around to asking for pix with each member. Before I only had pix with Colton. *swoon* but they played a show in Huntington Beach, CA and my butt went and had a blast.
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“It’s very much a global Avengers film. A lot of the movie has to do with their place not just in America, but the world. Part of the fun for me, definitely this time around, is writing Hawkeye. He did get possessed pretty early by a bad guy and had to walk around all scowly for most of the movie so now it’s nice to actually have the character there and see him interact with the other guys.”
Whedon’s intentional namedrop of Hawkeye is for fans, Renner and anyone who’s reading Matt Fraction’s brilliant and critically acclaimed Hawkeye comic series. With The Avengers sequel promising to dig deeper into the team dynamics and put them to the test, it’s the right place for Renner to get a chance to bring Barton’s personality to the table.
Written and directed by Peter Berg, based on a true story the military drama sees Wahlberg as a real-life member of a tight-knit Navy SEALs team whose 2005 reconnaissance mission goes askew after getting trapped behind enemy lines. Foster, Kitsch and Hirsch play Wahlberg's brothers-in-arms who are faced with life-changing decisions while undergoing dire situations as they attempt to trek safely through the Afghanistan mountains.
Based on Marcus Luttrell's memoir, "Lone Survivor" opens in limited released on December 27th, before expanding wide on January 10th. Watch the film's debut trailer, above.
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Justin Bieber has given his fans a lot of things over the years, but a mouthful of saliva isn't one of them. Last week, the 19-year-old singer made headlines when TMZ posted photos of the star spitting over a balcony in Toronto, Canada, along with pictures of a group of Beliebers looking up at him from the sidewalk -- a pairing that led people to speculate that Bieber was spitting on the crowd. But that speculation is wrong, his rep tells Us Weekly exclusively.
"Justin didn't spit on anyone. No fans were below the balcony," his rep says. "In fact, earlier in the day, Justin bought his fans hot chocolate and played them some of his new music. Justin loves his fans."
(Indeed, Bieber posted a video on Instagram of the crowd earlier that same day, writing: "I wake up this morning to this. :) best fans in the world. #beliebers #sexyfans.")
"At what point are we going to start demanding that journalists actually fact check?" his rep says. "And at what point does the media have to have some kind of standard or some kind of integrity?"
Bieber, for his part, is keeping quiet about the incident on Twitter -- but he's been busy with other things. On Saturday, July 27, he attended a birthday party for on-again, off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez in Malibu, Calif.
As you all may (or may not) know, the world of high-fashion kicks into high gear starting in August in anticipation for the behemoth September issues of various style glossies that will crowd newsstands everywhere. One magazine in particular happens to carry a singular distinction above the rest, including Anna Wintour's own September Vogue. That would be the arts and pop culture magazine of Vanity Fair and their highly anticipated annual International Best Dressed List, which was already announced with Scandal star, Kerry Washington, topping the list for 2013.
And since a lot of us here have so many celebrity faves who have a great sense of style (whether by their own hand or that of a stylist), I figured I'd make this post so that we'd have our very own version of Vanity Fair's
rather debatable list to celebrate the global stars who continue to inspire us all with their fiercest fashion statements.
So welcome to the ONTD 2013 International Best Dressed List Nomination + Voting Post!
Click under the fabulous cut to read the rules and start nominating/voting!
Page 01: Lana Del Rey / Lucy Liu / Tilda Swinton / Quvenzhané Wallis / Beyonce Knowles + Jay Z (Couples) / Cate Blanchett / Lynn Yeager / Diane Kruger / Alexa Chung
Page 02: Cristiano Ronaldo / Kerry Washington / Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned / Angelina Jolie / Crown Princess Mary of Denmark / Dianna Agron / Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden / Elisabeth Olsen / Chris Pine / Alissa White-Gluz of The Agonist / Kanye West / Leandra Medine / Miley Cyrus
Page 03: Marion Cotillard / Dita Von Teese / Kourtney Kardashian / Iggy Azalea / Nicole Richie / Kiernan Shipka / Anne Hathaway / Naya Rivera / Robert Downey, Jr. / Zoe Saldana
Page 04: Nicole Kidman / Sofia Coppola / Emma Watson / Tom Hiddleston / Bai Ling / Xabi Alonso / Rooney Mara / Jessica Alba / Kyary Pamyu Pamyu / Joaquin Phoenix / Sienna Miller / Rihanna / Rinko Kikuchi / Keira Knightley / Fan Bingbing
Page 05: Selena Gomez / Emmanuelle Alt / Solange Knowles / Winona Ryder / Jessica Chastain / Björk / Natalie Dormer / Megan Fox / Esther Quek / Taylor Swift / Emmy Rossum
Page 06: Hidetoshi Nakata / Benedict Cumberbatch / Gwyneth Paltrow / Shingai Shoniwa / Olivia Palermo / Lee Pace / Hailee Steinfeld / Diane Kruger & Joshua Jackson (Couples) / Gwen Stefani / Russell Westbrook / Kelly Rowland / Rosie Huntington-Whiteley / Normani Kordei of Fifth Harmony / Charlize Theron
Page 07: David Bowie & Iman (Couples) / Michelle Obama / Amy Adams / Jennifer Connelly / Ryan Gosling / Jennifer Lopez / Helena Bonham Carter / Lady GaGa / Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz (Couples) / Idris Elba / Emma Stone / Common / Zooey Deschanel / Miranda Kerr
Page 08: Theophilius London / Eddie Redmayne / Tatiana Maslany / Florence Welch / Scott Disick / Avril Lavigne / Khloe Kardashian / David & Victoria Beckham (Couples) / Zhang Ziyi / T.O.P. / Ewan McGregor / Victoria Beckham / Thandie Newton
Page 09: Jared Leto / Lauren Conrad / St. Vincent / Richard Armitage / Kevin Federline / Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead / Scarlett Johansson / New Kids On The Block / Shirley Manson of Garbage / Zoe Suen / Ming Xi / Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth / Misha Collins
Page 10: Grimes / Alicia Vikander / Ulyana Sergeenko / Sarah Jessica Parker / Shakira / Fab Moretti of The Strokes / Salma Hayek / Willow Smith / Zendaya Coleman / Vanessa Hudgens / Nicole Warne / Barbara Palvin / Marisol of La Santa Cecilia / Rachel Bilson / Kirsten Dunst
Page 11: Sophie Turner / Leighton Meester / Andrew Vanwyngarden of MGMT / Tabatha Coffey / Chris Tomson of Vampire Weekend / Amber Heard / Alessandra Ambrosio / Kristen Stewart / Amanda Seyfried / Chiara Ferragni / Naomi Watts / Kate Bosworth / Eva Mendes / Marina Diamandis
VOTING IS NOW CLOSED! THANKS FOR VOTING EVERYONE!
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"If I went in to this shop with my daughter we wouldn't have to see girlie calendars pinned up on the walls. Because obviously that would be sexist and could break the law," says actor Romola Garai. "So what's the UK's biggest retailer doing lining its shelves with lads' mags like Nuts and Zoo – page after page of women shown as dehumanised sex objects? How am I supposed to explain that to my daughter?"
The actor has made a film to launch a planned national day of action against Tesco as part of the Lose the Lads' Mags campaign run by the feminist groups UK Feminista and Object. The campaign highlights the sexist and degrading lads' magazines, their front pages filled with bare breasts, their back pages with adverts for escort agencies and chat lines ("ram them hard" invites one; "dirty slags need a hardcore shag" says another), available in the UK's biggest retailer.
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As if I needed another reason to love her. What say you, ONTD? Should lads' mags be taken off the shelves?
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Back in January, the world was introduced to “Seattle’s premier Jewish narcoleptic drag queen," Jinkx Monsoon, on season five of RuPaul’s Drag Race. By the time she broke out a note-perfect impersonation of Little Edie Beale from Grey Gardens, she had won the hearts of viewers. From there, she went on to win the crown.
Before she was rubbing elbows with the likes of RuPaul and celebrity judges Juliette Lewis, Bob Mackie and Paulina Porizkova, Jinkx (not yet a Monsoon) was a silent character created by Jerick Hoffer. When asked to host a drag night, Hoffer performed an impression of his mother, and Jinkx as we know her today was born.
As the reigning Drag Race champ, Jinkx says “doors are opening to play the roles I always thought I should be playing.” That includes the brilliant show The Vaudevillians, in which Jinkx appears alongside her musical collaborator Major Scales as two vaudeville performers recently reanimated after being frozen alive. Debuting in New York in July, the critically-lauded musical comedy’s run has been extended through August.
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Andrew Silverman says he is a man scorned. As Us Weekly exclusively revealed on Wednesday July 31, the wealthy real-estate developer's wife, Lauren, is about 10 weeks pregnant -- and the father is Andrew's close friend Simon Cowell. Although insiders told Us that Lauren and Andrew had "been unhappy in their marriage for some time," new divorce papers filed by Andrew claim otherwise.
The New York Post reveals that Andrew quietly filed divorce papers in NYC two weeks ago; citing adultery, Andrew even names the British TV star and producer, 53, as a co-respondent in the papers. This means that Cowell -- who was photographed for the first time since the news broke in L.A. late Wednesday -- could be called to the witness stand and detail his relationship with NYC socialite Lauren, 36, and even reveal his finances.
"It's really a signal to the spouse who cheated that the wronged spouse is very angry and that it's going to be a very nasty, scorched-earth, high-profile litigation," divorce attorney Martha Cohen Stine explained to the Post.
Cowell and the Silvermans were a happy trio back in January 2012, when they were all photographed kicking back on a yacht during a St. Barth's vacation.
Andrew's brother, Alexander Silverman, tells the Post: "It is an unbelievable story of betrayal. It is a sad story and a tragic story."
The paper goes on to cite other sources who insist that Andrew and Lauren "weren't estranged" when Lauren and Cowell's relationship began
If nothing else, Azealia Banks' career has provided useful markers of just how quickly time is slipping by. It's been over a year since she cancelled her 2012 summer festival appearances, citing "recording commitments" related to her debut album Broke With Expensive Taste.
Now there is no debut album, but there is another round of cancelled summer festival sets. She's pulled out of this weekend's Lollapalooza and Osheaga festivals as a result of a throat infection (a shame for Osheaga-goers, who lost Frank Ocean for similar reasons). Miguel has been added to the Osheaga lineup to replace Frank Ocean.
Listen to Banks' recent collaboration with Pharrell, "ATM JAM", below.
A couple months ago it was announced that Nikolaj Arcel would be directing a Dreamworks-produced remake of Hitchock’s classic Rebecca (1940). The original film was adapted from Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 novel, won two Academy Awards (including Best Picture) and is considered one of Hitchock’s greatest. Arcel is known for writing the first The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo screenplay as well as directing the recent critically-acclaimed A Royal Affair. With this kind of talent leading the movie, I present to you my thoughts on who should star in this creepy and intelligent thriller.
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In honor of National Orgasm Day, July 31, The Daily Beast presents the best orgasm scenes in movies, from Meg Ryan’s diner shrieking to Jane Fonda’s ride in the Excessive Machine.
1. Meg Ryan, When Harry Met Sally
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NEWARK, N.J. -- For all the negative publicity that's surrounded Justin Bieber in recent months -- the alleged drinking, smoking, spitting, fighting with a paparazzo and more -- he entered the stage at the Prudential Center in angelic form: In all white, he descended to the centre of the stage with wings on his sides as nearly 20,000 fans screamed at the top of their lungs.
These girls had Bieber Fever, and they didn't want to be cured.
They cheered on the 19-year-old, who kicked off his Wednesday night concert with the high energy, electro-flavoured songs "All Around the World" and "Take You." There were pyrotechnics bursting to match the tracks' sparkle, fan-made signs in every row and lights beaming from the cellphones capturing pictures and video. Bieber didn't have to move, and the arena would still have been in a frenzy.
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All records, no matter how impressive, are meant to be broken. Such is the case even with Mariah Carey and her longstanding position as the artist with the biggest radio hit in history. Who dares to challenge the diva of all divas? The man of the hour, Robin Thicke.
While Carey prepares to fire a shimmering high heel through her car window at an expecting Thicke, the latter’s “Blurred Lines” continues to creep closer to her longstanding radio record. The song, which features T.I. and Pharrell, has garnered over 207.4 million audience impressions during its eight week atop the Billboard Hot 100.
According Nielsen BDS, Carey’s “We Belong Together” currently holds the title for the most audience impressions logged in a single week since the launch of the Billboard Radio Songs chart in December 1990. The tune spent a stunning 14 weeks atop the Hot 100 with an airplay peak of 212.2 million impressions in July 2005.
After staying at number one for fourteen non-consecutive weeks, the song became tied for the second longest running number one song in US chart history, behind Carey's "One Sweet Day" (1995). Billboard listed it as the "song of the decade" and the ninth most popular song of all time. Wikipedia
Hollywood will get a chance to honor the late Cory Monteith at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards.
In an interview with Deadline Hollywood, the show's executive producer, Ken Ehrlich, said there are plans for "something that reflects an homage" to Monteith, 31, who was found dead on July 13 from a toxic mixture of heroin and alcohol . But "what the extent of that is, or how we’re going to approach it," he added, "well, it’s too early to tell."
Ehrlich has felt pressure to pay special tribute to the Glee star separate from the traditional Emmy's "In Memoriam" segment, a moving video salute to those TV notables lost over the past year. But with just weeks until the Sept. 22 telecast, the producer's planning is under a time crunch.
"If Cory had passed away in March, we'd have had four months to look at this with a little more perspective," he explained. "The reason we're getting all of this discussion now is because he passed away two weeks ago. But we are going to deal with it."
The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, to be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, come just ahead of Glee returning. After being delayed by creator Ryan Murphy in wake of Monteith's passing, the show's fifth season will premiere on Sept. 26, with the third episode paying tribute to their fallen cast member.
As a teenager, Prince George Alexander Louis will have a mop of brown hair, his dad's mouth and his mom's eyes and nose—at least according to a computer image by portrait artist D'Lynn Waldron, who has envisioned how the royal baby might look in about 15 years.
Waldron created the image of what Prince George might look like by using his parents' features as a guide.
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At a special public interview at the 2013 Galway Film Fleadh on Friday, July 12, Zachary Quinto discussed his illustrious career and his roles in Star Trek, Heroes and American Horror Story. BuzzHub had a front-row seat, and witnessed first hand what Quinto had to say about his current and future projects, including some revealing and intriguing information!
When asked by a young member of the audience if he had ever read any of the Kirk/Spock fan-fiction online, he states quite bluntly:
"I’m afraid I have better things to do with my time than read that. If those people don’t have anything better to do, that’s their business, but I do."
It’s clear from this quote that Quinto is not a fan of the FF, and writers of it may be dismayed by this.
A few weeks old, but I don't think this has been posted here.
Get ready to roast and gag yall! It's time for the annual 4th of July Holiday Blog! In this blog Khia talks Miley, Ashanti, Nelly, Amber Rose, Beyonce and more! Kate and Ashley also make their appearance to give us that "special tea."
This fucking flawless angel unleashes the purity within her and all of life's troubles are reduced to pure light by the power of song. Watch and be transformed.
McDonald earned three Tony Awards by the age of 28 - for her performances in Carousel, Master Class, and Ragtime. She was nominated for another Tony Award for her performance in Marie Christine before she won her fourth Tony in 2004 for her role in A Raisin in the Sun. She reprised her Raisin role for a 2008 television adaptation, earning her a second Emmy Award nomination. Her first Emmy nod came in 2001 for her performance in HBO's Wit. Fans of the small screen also regognize McDonald from her work on ABC's Private Practice [yeah, fuck that, although I'm glad it pays the bills]. She most recently starred on Broadway as the title role in Porgy and Bess, for which she won a Tony Award.
"As usual," says the Los Angeles Times, "she stuns upon entrance, exit and everything else." New York raves: "It’s entirely possible that Audra McDonald is the greatest singer alive." USA Today says: "McDonald has one of the warmest, most glorious singing voices on the planet."
It's been a while since Ke$ha shared something that no one actually wanted to know, but this week, she's back with a bang. The singer reportedly confessed to Heat that she was born with a tail — an unsolicited admission, it should be noted.
"I had a tail when I was born," Ke$ha said. "It was a tiny tail, about a quarter of an inch, then they chopped it off and stole my tail. That was when I was little. I'm really sad about that story."
All humans have tails very early on in their development, as fetuses. Very, very rarely, children do not lose their tails in development and are born with what are known as "soft tails," which contain blood vessels, nerves, and muscles, but no vertebrae.
So if Ke$ha really did have a tail, she wouldn't have been able to wag it.
Do you have any physical abnormalties, ONTD?
On the BBC at 7pm this Sunday night we will finally find out who will play the twelfth doctor, in a live show hosted by Zoe Ball. (this mess of a sentence) For our American readers who might want to ensure they’re near a computer at that time that’s 7pm UK time, which is 11am PDT and 2pm EDT.
Matt Smith and Steven Moffat will join Ball on the show with the man or woman who will be playing the new Doctor.
Casting was supposedly done under the code name Whodini and even those working with the twelfth doctor were not aware that that was what they were doing.
Welp, last call to place your bets I guess. EDIT: You can read the leaked BBC press release here.
Victoria Justice currently finds herself in that all familiar territory between carefree teen and responsible adult. She sleeps late and wears Juicy Couture sweatpants and is always the first one on the dance floor. At the same time, she is more than ready to be taken a bit more seriously.
“I would love to follow in the path of someone like Zooey Deschanel,” explains the 20-year-old durnig a recent phone call from a sound check for her “Summer Break Tour” with fellow Nickelodeon favorites Big Time Rush. “She has her own show and has been in movies, but she also has a passion for music that she can do just as well on the side.”
Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, Rolling Stone asked a panel of writers, industry figures and artists – from Lars Ulrich of Metallica to Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes – to vote on their favorite live performers right now. To be eligible for the list, a performer must have toured within the last five years and not announced their retirement. So, from the Stones to Skrillex, from Gaga to Green Day, here they are – the 50 most crowd-pleasing, club-wrecking, festival-killing live acts right now.
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Unsurprisingly none for Britney or Rihanna, though I think Katy could have replaced Taylor since they have the same wharblgarble live vocals.
“I was walking and just minding my black-ass business,” burst Kid Fury in a familiar cadence that you can’t believe isn’t coming from your computer screen.
It was late, but Fury was far from sleepy. He was talking about the first time he was recognized in public. “Some girl came up to me like, ‘Umm, don’t you do YouTube videos?”
It happened at Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturday dance party in 2010, when Fury, a Miami native, was just barely Kid Fury. “I was like, yeeeeeeah. She was like, ‘Oh, I’ve seen them, you’re funny!’ I was like, ‘Thank you!’ It was just kinda weird. So I was like, wow, that was cute. Then I went upstairs to the actual party, and it happened four more times. I just was like, maybe all these people are friends. Like, maybe they all just go to the same school and this is just something they do on campus. It didn’t start happening more after that until I did more and more videos.”
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Mods, this is about pop culture and entertainment and a commanding presence Kid Fury has, especially now with the podcast. There are a few fans of Kid Fury and The Read on ONTD. Pictures in the previews looks small enough.
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Teresa and Joe Giudice face a fate worse than prison — getting their reality TV show canceled.
In the wake of their federal fraud indictments, Bravo executives are debating the future of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” on which Teresa is the fiercest of the fraus, sources told the Daily News.
The show about the lavish lifestyles of five Garden State gals is reality TV king Andy Cohen’s baby and has been a ratings hit
But the show has become a headache for Bravo in light of the recent flurry of bad publicity about the Giudices.
“Nobody wants to see their talent in this kind of a situation,” a network source told The News.
Teresa has, in recent months, been pitching her own spinoff show to Bravo honchos, sources said.
“They are not interested,” said an insider. “Bravo only spins off happy situations — marriages, baby news. Not prison.”
There was no official comment from Bravo.
Tomb Raider publisher Square Enix is currently working on a next-generation sequel to this year's reboot, the company confirmed today. Tomb Raider 2 is part of the company's continued attention to AAA development.
"Square Enix is in production with a number of next generation projects, including Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III, which were announced at this year’s E3, and Thief coming in 2014," said Phil Rogers, Square Enix in the Americas and Europe. "I am also excited to reveal that we are well into development on a next-generation Tomb Raider sequel – something you may have heard about recently!"
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Fox Pres Talks 'Glee' Plans For Cory Monteith
By JARETT WIESELMAN
August 01, 2013
While everyone at Fox and Glee is still reeling from the sudden death of Cory Monteith on July 13, Fox's Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly did address the actor's passing at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Los Angeles on August 1.
RELATED - Remembering Cory Monteith in Photos
"The third episode will write Finn out of the show. That episode will deal directly with the incidents involved with Cory's passing and the drug abuse in particular," he said, but would not confirm that Finn dies of a drug overdose.
"Ryan [Murphy] will shoot some PSA's with the cast, who will speak directly to the audience." Additionally, all the proceeds from the music in that episode will go to forming a foundation in Monteith's memory.
RELATED - Glee Holds Private Memorial for Monteith
Last month Glee creator addressed Monteith's passing, revealing, "We will begin shooting in late August the two shows we had already written, so that people can physically go back to work. We will then do an episode that will deal with the death of Finn's character and follow that with a long hiatus. I don't know exactly when we will come back, and we are trying out best with this attempt at damage control."
RELATED - Lea Michele Reveals Private Monteith Memories
Monteith died at the age of 31 from a mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol, the BC Coroners Service confirmed on July 16.
Glee season five premieres September 26 on Fox, before going on an indefinite hiatus three weeks later.
“I think it’s shameful when you sell out. It depends what kind of artist you wanna be but I don’t want my name anywhere near another brand. I don’t wanna be tainted or haunted. I don’t want to be in everyone’s face. I’m a big music fan and I get really pissed off when it gets like that … and I don’t want people to get like that with me.”
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Geordie Shore's Charlotte Crosby has slammed the show in a foul-mouthed Twitter rant.
The brunette reality star took to Twitter to hit out at the show's new producer for portraying her as a ''complete ****'' in the current sixth series and blasted the programme for being ''edited bulls**t''.
In a series of explosive tweets, which have now been deleted, she wrote: ''Well bored of this series! You can tell we had a different producer! Thanks again for making me look like a complete ****!
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The singer confessed that she can't see herself ever returning to the studio with Heidi Range and Amelle Berrabah, and has been working on solo material.
lol @ Jade thinking Mutya and especially the shady bit*h Keisha would want to tour with the other 3.
it was probably written in the star that smth would happen for Sugababes in 2013 - Siobhan left in 2001, Mutya left in 2005 & Keisha left in 2009! and now you guys need to check out the future smash hit MKS - Flatline (check out the new Klaxons remix HERE)
Says Trayvon Martin-like Instagram photo was both "HUGE misunderstanding" and reference to cover art from Big Bang mastermind's next solo effort
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Adorning a mix of high street and luxury clothing, both Robert and Jamie appear cool, calm and collected before enjoying some fun time out on set.
Their hotly anticipated release, an adaptation based on Cassandra Clare’s bestselling novels, see both stars herded into a darker afterlife caught up in a war between angels and demons, all set in modern-day New York.
Jamie is of course familiar with these surroundings after appearing in such phenomenon’s as the Harry Potter and Twilight franchises, while Robert is best known for his role’s in E4’s Misfits and comedy flick Killing Bono.
However the stars discuss lots more in their exclusive interviews as they reveal what is really like working with A-list celebrities, making authors cry and their personal style.
Read their exclusive interview in InStyle’s September issue – OUT NOW!
Lindsay Lohan is out of rehab and looks, well, pretty amazing by LiLo standards! The buzz surrounding her visit to the Cliffside Malibu Treatment Center is mostly positive, and now, a member of her recovery group, Tommy Tracy, is speaking out about what the troubled actress was really like behind closed doors. He sounds like a screwball jerk to be squawking about LiLo to the press and so quickly. Not cool. But we still had to know what he has to say ...
Tracy told FOX 5, "[Lindsay]'s got a lot of strong talent acting, but there really wasn't acting there. There was really more soul searching there and her inter-development of her well-being and wanting to gain independence for herself." Hmm, seems promising, right?
He continued ...
[She was] really taking Alcoholics Anonymous seriously and wanting things to be different. Really contemplating life, what is really important in life. ... The party is over, and it is pretty much time for her to get serious about what she is doing in her career. I just don't see any signs of it being a problem.
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The actor will guest-star in a Season 2 episode of the hit CBS drama as someone with a connection to Joan’s past, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Jordan will appear in an October installment as Joey Castoro, the son of the surgical patient who died in Watson’s care. The surgeon-turned-P.I. has an affinity for Joey, but her affections for him are tested when he comes to her with an unexpected request.
“We’re going to... explore Joan’s feelings of guilt,” executive producer Rob Doherty recently told TVLine. “At what point do you tap your guilt and give yourself permission to live a life?”
In addition to playing Smash's troubled composer Jimmy, Jordan has appeared on Law & Order: SVU and in the Broadway musical Newsies.
Additionally, Lynn Collins (True Blood) will guest in the episode as a brilliant and beguiling math professor who helps Sherlock and Joan with the investigation of two murdered mathematicians.
Bow Wow’s dream came true yet again when his crush, Tyra , was a guest on Wednesday’s “106 & Park.” After reliving their first kiss on her talk show in 2009, the supermodel asked if he was ready for another round.
“You tryna do the remix?” asked Tyra as Bow Wow sprayed his mouth withand puckered up.
She kicked up her legs on his lap and locked lips with him before he stumbled across the stage.
“I had to really walk backstage to really get myself together. I’m rattled right now,” said Bow after the commercial break.
He later posted an Instagram video celebrating the moment. “Tyra touched these lips!” screamed Mr. 106 & Park.
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Collider has provided a transcript of the CW's TCA presentation, thus confirming what people have been assuming since the possibility of a "Flash" TV series was announced: the Wonder Woman pilot—entitled "Amazon"—has been put on hold.
"Amazon is on pause right now," said CW President Mark Pedowitz during the presentation. "The script isn't quite where we want it. It's an iconic DC character, and we are not going to put it on unless it works. And now, having the DC universe expand, with the origins of Black Canary coming on this year [in 'Arrow'], as well as potential origins of the Flash, it's better to wait and get it right."
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Tired of waiting tbh
Here’s what I’ve been led to expect from Sunday night’s show.
- Zoe Ball.
- A live studio audience of fans, who were encouraged to come in Doctor Who cosplay.
- A few previous Doctors as guests, taking part in a discussion of the show’s legacy.
- The first footage from the 50th Anniversary special to be screened in the UK. It may be the same trailer I saw at Comic-Con.
- Matt Smith and Steven Moffat interviews, including some pre-recorded stuff.
- The new Doctor. Live.
- A simultaneous broadcast on BBC America in the US.
The decision is made and the time has come to reveal who’s taking over the Tardis. For the last of the Time Lords, the clock is striking 12.
BBC Drama Controller Ben Stephenson:
We can’t wait to unveil the next Doctor with everyone live on BBC1 on Sunday night. Amongst all the speculation and betting, there has been lots of fun and intrigue at work as we’ve been using the codename Houdini as a decoy. It’s the biggest secret in showbiz, even those working with the new Doctor on other projects at the moment have no idea they are in the presence of the 12th incarnation.
Audience tickets to the show come with the following instruction:
Please dress to impress as this is a celebration.
It’s going to be a fun evening on Sunday.
A live reveal seems a bit risky. Are you excited, ONTD?
This blurb from Entertainment Weekly has me rolling:
Who: Widely regarded as one of the most hotly contested roles in British television, the special’s host Zoe Ball will unveil the Twelfth Doctor in their first-ever interview in front of a live studio audience. The half-hour show will include live special guests, Doctors old and new, as well as companions and celebrity fans. Current Doctor Matt Smith and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat will both give interviews in the special.
Taylor Swift and her boyfriend Ed Sheeran emerged from their Rhode Island loveshack on Monday, July 29 to visit Mel’s Downtown Creamery in Pawcatuck, CT. Sheeran wanted to complete the Big Kahuna challenge - a $19.99 sundae with eight scoops of ice cream, seven toppings, brownie, banana and loads of whipped cream. Taylor cheered him on, playing Eye of the Tiger on her phone and shooting photos and videos. Sheeran struggled, but completed the challenge in 30 minutes and his photo was placed on the Kahuna Wall of Fame.
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Lululemon treats larger sizes differently, often stocking them in the back of the store, according to former employees.
"Most of the merchandise was presented out on the floor, hung on the walls, or folded neatly in cabinets for all the world to see," Kim Bhasin at The Huffington Post writes of a store in Philadelphia. "But the largest sizes -- the 10s and the 12s -- were relegated to a separate area at the back of the store, left clumped and unfolded under a table."
Lululemon also didn't restock the sizes frequently, employees told Bhasin. Sizes larger than 12 aren't offered at all. Shunning larger sizes is a key part of Lululemon's strategy, according to Bhasin.
"Far from an accident, the exiling of larger clothing by Lululemon is a central piece of the company's strategy to market its brand as the look of choice for the stylishly fitness-conscious," he says.
The company didn't comment for the story.
Lululemon's competitors, like Athleta, are offering larger sizes in order to get an edge. More than half of the apparel-purchasing population in America is now plus-sized. Lululemon angered some customers last month after suggesting that those complaining about see-through pants should try a larger size.
We’ll start with the obvious one:
Robin Thicke vs. Justin Timberlake
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Who would you add to the list, ONTD?
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Variety is reporting that singer/songwriter Wang Leehom will star as the titular hero in Magic Storm Entertainment's upcoming film Annihilator, based on the character created by Stan Lee. Barry Josephson has signed on to produce the film from a script by Real Steal scribe Dan Gilroy.
Annihilator tells the story of a young Chinese expatriate, Ming, who must choose between remaining in prison or enlist in a secret US super soldier program. The program uses targeted genetic enhancements from various animal species. Ming chooses to undergo this nearly fatal procedure and through his extreme resolve, gained as a result of his family’s tradition of practicing Qijong and martial arts, he survives. Now, armed with remarkable abilities, he must confront a former rival with his own set of enhanced faculties. Our reluctant hero is forced not only to face his personal demons, but also to defeat the villain who will destroy everything that he knows and loves.
This is the third installment in our three part mini-series exploring the Damsel in Distress trope in video games. In this episode we examine the rare Dude in Distress role reversal and then take a look at the use of "ironic sexism" in retro inspired indie and mobile games.
Though the end of American Idol's twelfth season brought a swath of high-profile departures, there will be at least one familiar face on the judges panel: Keith Urban.
"Thrilled to be back on @AmericanIdol with my pal @RyanSeacrest and dying to know who the other judges will be!!!!" the country star, 45, Tweeted.
Earlier in the day, PEOPLE broke the news that another Idol alum –Jennifer Lopez– is "very close" to returning as well, according to a source very near to the star. "She couldn't return last year because she had committed to a world tour," the source said.
On Thursday, Fox chairman Kevin Reilly confirmed Urban's return, and regarding other judges said, "most of what you've heard and read about has merit."
He mentioned talks with Lopez while some reports name Jennifer Hudson, who performed on last season's finale episode and competed on the show's third season, as another contender. </b>
The 23-year-old actor plays Adam Cassidy, a regular guy just trying to get ahead in his entry-level job at Wyatt Corporation. But after one costlymistake, Adam’s ruthless CEO, Nicholas Wyatt (Gary Oldman), forces him to spy on corporate rival, Jock Goddard (Harrison Ford), Wyatt’s old mentor.
Adam soon finds himself occupying the corner office and living the life he only dreamed of. However, behind the scenes, he is simply a pawn in Wyatt’s corporate game and realizes he must ultimately find a way out from under his boss who will stop at nothing, even murder, to win a multi-billion dollar advantage.
The flick is set to open on August 16th.
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It’s no secret that there is an expiration date on female artists in the music industry and that a metaphorical clock starts ticking against them from the moment they launch their relatively short careers. Typically, women are in high demand throughout their 20s but as they get older, pressure starts mounting for them to mature with their ageing audiences.
That demand for change only intensifies when female acts enter their 40s, before they are unceremoniously forced out of the markets that they easily dominated in their youth. However, although critics often attribute the ousting of those older women to the music industry’s natural progression, in which only the youngest and strongest survive – entertainment’s special brand of Darwinism – there are more sinister forces at work. Namely, the commercial impact of female artists in their 40s wanes as a result of ageism and sexism.
The first detrimental factor affecting the chart success of women in their forties is ageism. We’ve seen dozens of female artists gradually lose steam as they age into their 30s before experiencing a dramatic decline in their commercial success when they turn 40. As if labelled with an expiration date, these women suddenly become irrelevant to their primary music markets when they approach that fateful age.
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Denzel Washington will make at least one guarantee in every movie he stars in... We can guarantee he'll do it in his new film "2 Guns" as well.
According to a source close to production, Lindsay arrived on set right on time and did an great job during rehearsals, and that was evident during the actual show. The celeb busted right through the opening monologue in one take, feeding off of the audience's energy and even poking fun at herself from time to time. (Seriously, it was pretty great. But you'll have to watch on Monday to find out what she said.) During the roundtable, Lohan continued to show that she can hold her own and bring the funny.
Even Lindsay couldn't stop herself from busting up laughing for most of the show. Granted, this isn't the star's normal gig, so she got a little flustered and have to start over here and there, but even then, she'd do a little giggle and apologize to the crowd. Too cute.
Once the taping was over, the actress made a quick sweep down by the audience and said "bye" and "thank you" to the crowd before heading off backstage, where she took photos with the show's crew and repeatedly told everyone "thank you."
Glad to have you back, LiLo! Lindsay takes over Chelsea Lately Monday, August 5 at 11:00pm only on E!
Baby North West has already brought out Kanye’s softer side — but you won’t BELIEVE the lengths the new dad has gone to in order to be close to his daughter.
Kanye West is a truly devoted father to his and Kim Kardashian‘s daughter North West! A source close to Kanye reveals to HollywoodLife.com
Kanye is making the most out of his first moments with North — and he’s simply overwhelmed by how beautiful she already is.
“Everything is on the up and up with little North,” a source close to Kim and Kanye reveals to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She’s as cute as can be and looks like her mom. She’s gorgeous and even though she’s not even two months old, Kanye and Kim are still overwhelmed by her presence. They shower her with love.”
It’s not just love that Kanye’s showing his little girl — but a ton of his undivided attention!
“[Kanye] told me he one time slept on the floor next to her crib because he just wanted to be that much closer to her,” says the source. “I was like ‘okay… that’s some real father s*** right there.’”
Aww! Talk about devoted!
North West has really let the softer side of both of her parents shine. “She’s so precious and Kim and Kanye are amazed every time they see her. They’re in the moment, still,” a source close to the couple previously told us.
It’s so special that the family is taking some time out to share special memories!
future queen of the music industry
-Jena Malone on her Arena strategy
-Jeffrey Wright on his character of Beetee and his kids’ excitement about him being cast in the movie
-Jennifer Lawrence on returning for Catching Fire and the advice she’d give Katniss on Peeta vs Gale
-Francis Lawrence on taking on the sequel (he says the shaky cam style isn’t his thing) and guesses that there will be “almost an hour of the Arena”
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The chance meeting prompted Daniels to call the actor's agent with a proposal, since he was on the hunt for a particularly key role: "I'm kind of thinking he should be my JFK! What's his schedule like?" Being in the right place at the right time paid off, Marsden laughed when Vulture ran into him at the Cinema Society after-party for Prince Avalanche last night. He also told us what it took to fill Kennedy's shoes and dispelled the Cyclops rumors for the next X-Men movie.
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Acclaimed filmmaker Lee Daniels has revealed he still experiences racism in everyday life on the streets of New York City - and that is why his new movie The Butler is so important.
In the film the director follows the most important years of America's civil rights history through the eyes of African-American Cecil Gaines, who served as a butler at the White House - and he's now pushing to get the project a Pg-13 rating so everyone can see it and soak in the message of the movie.
And Daniels insists U.S. citizens, black and white, still have a lot to learn about race.
He tells Parade magazine, "It’s a given. I can’t even get a taxi (in New York). I send my (white) assistant out to get a taxi because I can’t."
And his The Butler leading man Forest Whitaker can sympathise with his director.
The actor says, "I’ve had many incidents in my life of racism. I’ve been thrown on the ground. I’ve been frisked. I’ve been arrested so many times I couldn’t tell you. I have no need to talk about it.
"If you can’t accept that these things are going on, you’re living an illusion."
But I see you begging to see the real album artwork & I'm supposed to wait til tomorrow but I can't wait any longer! Will post it in 30 min— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) August 2, 2013
upgrade but I hate the font for "Yours Truly"
Holland Roden and Crystal Reed keep it floral while attending the 2013 Young Hollywood Awards held at The Broad Stage on Wednesday (August 1) in Santa Monica, Calif.
The two Teen Wolf beauties were joined at the ceremony by their handsome co-stars Tyler Hoechlin and Tyler Posey, and Dylan O’Brien.
Teen Wolf is being honored with the Best Ensemble Award at the ceremony, which celebrates the best emerging young talent in film, music and television.
FYI: Holland is wearing a Ted Baker outfit, Brian Atwood shoes, and a Rachel Zoe clutch. Crystal is wearing a Carolina Herrera dress, Manolo heels, Melinda Maria ring, and Graziella earrings.
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The actress looked sensational in a satin strapless dress in a deep plum hue, which clung to her enviable figure.
The 44-year-old appeared far younger than her years – and certainly not double Emma’s age – in the tight frock, which boasted a sweetheart neckline, keyhole cut-out and fell mid-shin.
The Friends star wore her famous honey blonde locks glossy and bouncy and gave herself a boost in teetering grape-coloured stiletto sandals.
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New Korean Girl Group "WASSUP" released two videos of them poorly attempting to twerk. The twerking isn't even the worst part. They are seen in a basketball court with groupies who are attempting to dress and act "black". KKK-POP wants to be a nigga but they don't wanna be niggas.
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The "Erin Brockovich" writer will tackle the franchise hopeful, which is being produced by Tobey Maguire's Material Pictures and GK Films.
Columbia Pictures has tapped Susannah Grant to adapt the YA sci-fi novel The 5th Wave.
Grant, who was nominated for an Oscar for her Erin Brockovich screenplay and is one of the studio's go-to script doctors for high-profile projects, will tackle Rick Yancey's first installment in a planned trilogy. The book, which was published May 7, has drawn comparisons to The Hunger Games because of its themes of teen romance set against the backdrop of a future in peril.
The story follows a 16-year-old heroine who survives an alien invasion only to search for her brother, who might have been abducted by human-looking extraterrestrials. The girl is helped by a boy who also might be an alien in disguise (OP: LOLLLLLLLLL). ( Collapse )
Lupe Fiasco unleashed some unwarranted beef against actor-turned-rapper Donald Glover aka the Childish Gambino. As race and civil rights tensions are at an all-time high in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin murder trial, Fiasco had to go on and open a whole new can of worms.
It all seemingly started out in jest, when the Food & Liquor rapper tweeted that "Roscoe's should serve a 2pc. white with beans and call it "The Wind Beneath My Wings." Actually, kinda really funny if you think about it. The folks at the LupeFiascoStore.com thoughts so too, so they tweeted back: "@LupeFiasco can we get one stand-up from you? Just one? I don't care when you do it.. I just need a formal comedy show starring Lupe Fiasco."
Lupe's reply: "That's like pulling a @DonaldGlover in reverse." We'll note that this tweet was more of an obvious remark than offensive response.
"LupeFiasco speaking of which, you guys should do something.. doesn't have to be music either. @DonaldGlover," replied LupeFiascoStore.com. Quite a friendly suggestion, we might add. Here's where things took a nosedive...
Lupe's response to collaborating with Gambino? "Nah, I don't work with blacks @lupefiascostore @DonaldGlover," Fiasco tweeted.
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Kellan Lutz has revealed that he is actually a fan of being fully dressed - despite often being snapped without a shirt on.
The actor, who shot to fame in the Twilight Saga, has been seen half-naked on an array of jobs, including in his upcoming films Tarzan and Hercules, as well as in a Calvin Klein campaign.
He is quoted by People as saying, however, that he prefers to be fully dressed.
"I [prefer] more clothes," he told People. It's not like I prefer to be naked or in my underwear!"
He has the same beliefs when it comes to girls - he believes that more is more, even in terms of high heels!
“Leaving more to the imagination’s always better," he said. "There are girls walking in bikinis with one of those see-through white tops or button-downs. It’s very angelic, I like the way fabrics move in the wind.
“I was just at the Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake concert in L.A. … [and] you notice all these girls stumbling to walk [in heels] and I’m like, ‘Why? You’re just gonna have a terrible time here. Who are you trying to impress?’"
He added: "Living by the beach I see so many girls in flip flops and they’re just loving life.”
Kellan can be seen - topless - in the new Tarzan live-action film later this year. He's also nabbed the title role in Hercules, which is out next Spring.
Last October, a little after The Mindy Project debuted on Fox, Mindy Kaling told me that she didn’t mind if her character, Mindy Lahiri, sometimes seemed unlikable. Citing the example of Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Larry David, who often says and does obnoxious things viewers wish they, too, could get away with, she said,
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With the upcoming TLC biopic on everyone's mind and Danity Kane recently reuniting, VIBE remembers
Notable Songs: “Say My Name,” “Independent Woman,” “Bootylicious”
Why They Were Dope: Style, grace and a lead singer destined for worldwide domination--Destiny’s Child captivated pop with take-no mess anthems like “Bills, Bills, Bills," setting trends with their chart-topping melodies. This foursome-turned-trio had the ladies (and some gentlemen) on lock. Whether you were pumping your fists to haters or shaking that jelly, Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle lent a hand to either your workout, party or late night session. Anyone remember "T-Shirt"?
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During an appearance on E!’s “Chelsea Lately,” the actress slammed the newswoman when host Chelsea Handler began talking about her.
Handler mentioned that Couric had recently questioned her about Aniston’s relationship.
"Katie Couric was asking me on her show about your wedding and I had to act like I didn't even know you were engaged because I didn't know that was out," Handler said. "Then she was like, 'Well, everyone knows about it!' So, I felt really stupid."
Aniston seemed peeved by the story and didn’t hide her feelings.
"What's Katie Couric? Is she a legitimate journalist? Is she getting tabloidy? Wasn't she on the ‘Today’ show?" Handler quipped back: "She was on the ‘Today’ show. She got a demotion to her own show."
The "American Idol" winner bought the gold-and-turquoise ring at auction last year for just over 150,000 pounds ($228,000).
But on Thursday, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey put an export bar on the item until Sept. 30 in the hope that a British buyer will come forward.
Vaizey said Austen's modest lifestyle and early death aged 41 "mean that objects associated with her of any kind are extremely rare, so I hope that a U.K. buyer comes forward so this simple but elegant ring can be saved for the nation."
The government has the power to temporarily halt the export of works judged to be national treasures. This seems like the sort of thing that the auction house should be required to tell customers before bids are finalized.
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Source: AP via Yahoo! Music
'Shameless' actor William H. Macy and his wife Felicity Huffman work up a sweat while taking their dogs for a hike on Mulholland Dr. in Los Angeles, California on August 1, 2013.
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