August 12th, 2013

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Arrested Development’s Hidden Jokes: Episodes 7 and 8

The fourth season of Arrested Development is still reverberating through the halls — and, hey, they even just announced the possibility of a fifth season — so we're going to trudge along with yet another post full of Easter eggs and callbacks you might have missed. We're up to episodes seven and eight. Did you happen to miss our thorough examinations of episodes one through six? Here you go. And here we go ...
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The 25 Most Scandalously Sexy Music Videos Of All Time

Robin Thicke's “Blurred Lines” is on everyone everyone’s lips these days. The ubiquitous tune is catchy as hell and features musical help from fellow super-talents T.I. and Pharrell Williams. As if that’s not enough to earn it some serious column inches, let’s not forget the controversially racy (and very NSFW) music video! The vid has raised some red flags with fans, and even got yanked off of YouTube for a spell. #Thicke and Co insist that the over the top clip was merely meant as a joke, but we’re pretty sure he’s laughing all the way to the bank. A little controversy never hurt record sales, did it? Just read on to see 25 scandalously sexy music vids that were too hot to handle when they first dropped!

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Baltimore Orioles Adam Jones: Banana Thrown his Way

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Just last week, a statue of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese in Brooklyn was vandalized with racist slurs and Hitler references. It was another reminder — like we needed one — that "post-racial America" is a fairytale until further notice.

A statue, made of stone, is bad enough. But Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles is a person, and what happened to him at AT&T Park on Sunday was just as unacceptable. Jones, who is black, said somebody threw a "banana towards my direction" in the ninth inning of Baltimore's 10-2 victory against the San Francisco Giants.

Bananas have been used, time immemorial, in racist depictions of blacks as being subhuman. In 2011, a white fan threw a banana peel at NHL player Wayne Simmonds, who is black, during a game in London, Ont. Canada.

Worse than graffiti, what happened to Simmonds and Jones is tantamount to being spat upon, with an added insult of racism. In 2013, such behavior cannot be tolerated.

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Salon Essay: How MTV Forced Rock Stars to Be Sexy

Video may not have killed the radio star, but it did force them to make themselves into brands

Last week marked the anniversary of the premiere of MTV. Thirty-two years ago, the footage of a rocket blasting off into space, an astronaut walking on the moon and a voice saying, “Ladies and gentlemen, rock ‘n’ roll” launched the first 24-hour music channel, heralding a revolutionary way to consume music.

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Hmmm. Interesting points noted. IMO, we are all consumers of the artists we stan for, and the success of their product largely relies on whether we buy their shit or not.

Et tu, ONTD? Do you still hark back to the golden years of MTV where music videos, pioneering reality TV shows, and animated classics like "Daria" ruled your airwaves?

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The Future Is Bright, Wear Shades: Futuristic Sci-Fi Film Concepts That Could Actually Happen IRL

While star Matt Damon and writer/director Neill Blomkamp have been repeatedly stating that there is no inherent social message to their new futuristic thriller "Elysium" (review here), it's something of a dubious claim. There are a number of real-life social and political parallels that you can draw between burnt out future of "Elysium" and the slightly less charred world we live in today (everything from the Occupy movement to Blackwater's involvement in American military actions in the Middle East). And if it isn't a social commentary (as the filmmakers claim), at the very least, it is a work of extraordinarily vivid speculative science fiction, one in which Los Angeles looks like an unruly Mexico City (where they shot the film) and robots hassle you on your way to work. It's enough for us to start wondering which of the concepts trotted out in "Elysium" (and there were a bunch) have the possibility of actually coming true. If "Elysium" isn't a social movie now, it might be a crystal ball instead.

Science fiction has always been a genre to deal in the tantalizing possibilities of what if...? And along with more obvious, whimsical flights of fancy (there's probably not going to be a device that instantly zaps you to Mars, at least anytime soon), there are genuine attempts at capturing what life will be like in the not-too-distant future. Sometimes these events come about as a fortuitous combination of luck and happenstance, but sometimes the filmmakers use their collective imagination to really take a stab at where we could be headed. We've collected ten instances of futuristic sci-fi concepts featured in sci-fi films that could actually come true, with real world evidence to back these claims up. After all, weren't 3D printers and cell phones, both originally used in "Star Trek," as examples of far out speculation?

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'New York' Fashion Issue Cover Preview: Lake Bell Wears a Tattoo, and ONLY a Tattoo, ONTD!

In advance of New York magazine’s Fall Fashion issue (out on Monday), enjoy a sneak preview of the cover image featuring actress-director Lake Bell, whose new movie, “In A World …,” opens this weekend. Shot by Mark Seliger for New York, Bell wears a (fake) tattoo of her husband Scott Campbell’s design. For more from the Fashion Issue, including additional photos of Bell, and of Campbell’s ink work on Marc Jacobs, check back on Monday.

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NGL, I have to say Lake looks really pretty here and the cover looks amazing! Girl werqing that fierce bod she got and the body art is beautifully executed. I love my derp kween JLaw, but this is the better fall fashion cover for me compared to Vogue. Et tu, ONTD?
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Katy Perry’s “Roar”: Review Revue


Katy Perry‘s lead Prism single “Roar” is officially available on iTunes now, where it sits in the runner-up spot, just behind top download “Blurred Lines.” (How many other songs have endured that situation over the past two months?) But while the future radio staple wasn’t scheduled to be released until midnight last night, it sprung a leak over the weekend, allowing the Internet at large to hear the Max Martin/Dr. Luke co-production a couple days early.

Below, we rounded up several thoughts critics had on “Roar.” Some feel it’s a proper pop anthem, while others wish this particular tiger had a little more bite.

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Sherlock Homme

Sherlock Holmes says that once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains—however improbable—is the truth. So here are some improbable truths about Jonny Lee Miller, the British actor who plays Holmes—a modern, rehabbed version of him—on the hit CBS series Elementary. Miller has starred in everything from Hackers to Trainspotting to Dark Shadows, but he’s only 40 years old. He’s classically trained for theater, but also trained to race to the South Pole. He’s a ladies’ man-turned-family man with a wife and 4-year-old son. Oh, and somehow his unlikely Sherlock—with Lucy Liu as his partner in crime-solving Watson—might just be the most convincing one yet. Elementary? Hardly!

Watch!: Good day to you, sir. Was it fun to come back to the motherland and do a shoot like this?
Jonny Lee Miller: It’s really nice. You don’t get the chance to see your extended family a lot doing a network show, especially when you live in another country, so it’s been fantastic.

Watch!: Let’s talk a little about what drew you to this unorthodox version of Sherlock Holmes.
Jonny: There have been hundreds of incarnations over the years, but because of the high-profile ones recently, it didn’t seem like a good idea at all. I initially said no to the project.

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Meet Your New Biracial Male Model Hottie, ONTD: His Name Is... Omarius

Model Omarius is of mixed Egyptian and Russian heritage. That’s a combo we’ve never seen before and it results in hotness! Here he is modeling some swimwear (close enough to underwear) for Lewis and Marshall.

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Mmmm... biracial goodness right here. But the real question is: does he pass the Hand Some Planet test? What say you, ONTD?

Also, who are your favorite POC/mixed-race models, male or female?
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This Is A Late Night Sex News Roundup Post, ONTD! Old Sex Manuals, Imaginary Slut Pills, and More!

Get ready to talk about sex on your sexy Sunday night, ONTD! So don't be your TL;DR self and get cracking with these sex newsbites!

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OP: Y'all know the rules about directly embedding/posting hardcore porn/sex photos/gifs in the comments, so unless you want your fierce and fabulous selves banned from this community, you are heretofore warned. That being said... Sex/porn discussion party post! Let's have fun tonight, ONTD!


Kristen Stewart is too badass for you

Here it is, guys, and by "here it is," I mean "No, I have no idea what we're looking at, either." Unless of course we're just going to go basic and say, "This is a photo of Kristen Stewart and her "Camp X-Ray" star, Lane Garrison, wearing obnoxious matching hats and that Lane's smirk is definitely more tongue-in-cheek (no pun intended) and playful than Kristen's death stare.

... By the way, in "X-Ray," Kristen plays an American soldier (OHGODLOL) who's assigned to guard work in Guantanamo Bay (OHGODLOL!). Let's just let that sink in for a few minutes, OK? Then regroup, take a look at the picture, and LOL all over again. ... You're welcome.


Blurred Lines FINALLY Dethroned on US iTunes Charts + Katy Performing at the VMAs?

The songstress phoned in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest to talk about her new single “Roar,” performing at the MTV Video Music Awards, and her overall, new and improved self!

“It takes a process for it to be properly revealed, but I’ll let you know, there are some exciting things coming,” Katy admits. And one of those things? Performing at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards!

However, Katy kept coy, saying: “Let’s just say, I’m going to play.” “I’m really excited to be a part of the VMAs. I’ve been keeping that secret for months and months and months and I’m just excited to [be a part of it] … I think [Lady] Gaga is playing. Miley [Cyrus] is playing. Kanye [West] is playing. It seems super exciting. With the VMAs anything can happen. I’m coming in to bring my best.”

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‘Freaks and Geeks’ And Other Shows You Pretend To Like So You’ll Be Cool

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If you know that the above picture is from the show ‘Freaks and Geeks’ then congratulations. It means nothing. We know you’ve never seen the show and you’ve been saying you have this whole time just so we’ll think you’re cool. Well the truth is, we’ve never seen it either. And if we have, we probably thought it was mediocre and only watched a few episodes before moving on with our lives. We’re here to tell you that you’re not alone. Here are a few other shows you’ve probably never seen, but say that you do.

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LHHATL News: Stevie J Expecting Another Child-----But NOT With Joseline or Mimi

According to a special snitch Stevie J has knocked up another woman and it is NOT Joseline.  It's an aspiring artist by the name of Promise B Mae & she's pregnant with Stevie’s baby.

Stevie has been keeping Promise a secret for because of his reality show and to protect Joseline, but Promise B Mae is tired of being a secret & changed her number and planned to get an abortion. 

(Promise B Mae pictured)

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Who's ready for Part 2 of the reunion tonight!?

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First Look At Rihanna’s River Island Collection For Fall/Winter 2013


RIHANNA has unveiled her second collection for River Island for the first time and we have pictures of every single piece to show you. The autumn/winter 2013 range - which arrives in two separate drops, in September and then in November - carries the same urban feel as her debut high-street offering, although this season imbues a more glamorous sporty edge.
"The way I approach winter style is to layer up summer clothes and Rihanna does the same," the singer's co-designer, Adam Selman, told us last month. "But there are coats and sweatshirts - those pieces were key. It's a little more refined."
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Paging Miley Cyrus. Are you excited for Fall fashion?
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The Borgias two-hour series finale to be released!! an e-book

Well, it looks like Showtime isn't going to leave those fans in search of closure completely out in the cold. The network announced today that Jordan will be releasing an e-book, "The Borgia Apocalypse" (yes, it's really called that), based on his original script for the series' two-hour finale. "The Borgia Apocalypse" will be available this week via major e-retailers, which isn't quite the same as the wrap-up movie most canceled series fanbases hold out hope for, but is something. "We're thrilled that the series' loyal fans will have the opportunity to read Neil's final farewell to one of history's most infamous families," said the network.

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Breaking Bad Treads Mightily, Scores Most-Watched Episode to Date

Breaking Bad‘s final eight-episode run got off to a record-breaking start, with a best-ever 5.9 million viewers catching Sunday’s episode.

That represents a 102 percent (!!!) spike over the AMC drama’s Season 5 premiere last summer.

The premiere of Low Winter Sun, which followed at 10/9c, shed roughly half of Bad‘s lead-in (2.5 million viewers).

Meanwhile, Hell on Wheels‘ Season 3 opener on Saturday attracted 2.5 million viewers, up a tick from the show’s Season 2 debut.


Really just another reason to discuss last night
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Prince Friso of the Netherlands has passed away at 44

Prince Friso of the Netherlands has passed away at age 44, a news report announces today, August 12th.
Friso reportedly died of complications that occurred following his brain damage caused by an oxygen deficiency because of his skiing accident on February 17th 2012 in Lech, Austria.
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ps i translated it freely myself. the important stuff is in there.

Is Lady Gaga scared of Katy Perry?

The singer has pleaded with her fans to rise above online abuse of her chart rival Katy Perry. But is there more to this truce than at first appears?

Two months ago Aaron Carter, brother of Backstreet Boy Nick, was beaten up on a trip to Boston because, as one of his assailants reportedly claimed: "This is the town of the New Kids." Such territorial clashes remind us that there is nothing new in pop rivalry, it's an energy that labels and artists have used to their advantage over the years. But the situation has evolved to an almost farcical level in the digital age and last weekend, seeing trouble brewing with Katy Perry's fans, Lady Gaga sent out an unusually direct statement to her famously militant fans that enough was, finally, enough.

"I really want the second half of 2013 to mark a change in pop," she wrote. "Don't fight with Katy's fans, or anyone. STOP THE DRAMA. START THE MUSIC. Pop music is fun, and these 'wars' are not what I'm about."

To understand that these "wars" are less simple than lobbing abuse across Twitter or duffing up a Backstreet Boy's younger brother, consider the events of the last fortnight as Gaga and Perry gear up to release Applause and Roar, their respective singles. Consider, in particular, Operation Roar, a three-point web plan distributed by Katy Perry fans with the aim of "destroying" Lady Gaga.

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Torchwood: Miracle Day to Premiere on BBC America

Members of the Torchwood team have fought aliens, cyborgs and time travelers, but now they face their biggest threat – humanity. Team leader and Doctor Who companion, Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman, Arrow) and former Torchwood agent Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles, Doctor Who) are joined by newcomers Rex Matheson, (Mekhi Phifer, Divergent) and Esther Drummond (Alexa Havins, Grey’s Anatomy), when the supernatural miniseries, Torchwood: Miracle Day, makes its cable television premiere on BBC AMERICA Saturday, September 14 at 9pm ET/PT. Leading up to the premiere, BBC AMERICA will air a marathon of Torchwood season two and Torchwood: Children of the Earth beginning Friday, September 13, 11:00pm ET/PT.

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Posted a pic from the superior Children of Earth.

Blurry video snippets from Thor: The Dark World

Marvel Studios’ “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo & Anthony Hopkins as Odin, “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, from a story by Don Payne and screenplay by Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book “Journey into Mystery” #83 in August, 1962. “Thor: The Dark World” is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Victoria Alonso, Craig Kyle and Nigel Gostelow. The film releases November 8, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios.

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Lee Daniels on Mariah Carey Criticism: "They Was Stupid!"

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Lee Daniels is one of the most controversial directors in Hollywood, but no one can argue his loyalty as a friend.

In our exclusive video, the filmmaker steps up to defend criticism of his dear friend Mariah Carey (who also had a role in his Oscar-winning film Precious) playing a sharecropper in his latest effort, Lee Daniels' The Butler. "They was stupid, and they didn't do their research," Daniels says of critics who believe Carey is too light-skinned to play a sharecropper.

The director also sounds off on LGBT rights, Trayvon Martin and much more in our one-on-one interview. Plus, Daniels shares his thoughts on race relations in America from civil rights to today.

Check out our exclusive interview with Lee Daniels in the video below and see Lee Daniels' The Butler in theaters this Friday, August 16.

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Rihanna 'Beyond Horrible' Since Chris Brown Breakup, Staff Member Says

Rihanna has become hard to handle since her breakup with Chris Brown just weeks ago, says one of her employees. Brown confirmed their split last month, stating he is not with her nor his other on-and-off girlfriend, Karrueche Tran.

[Fans have] seen me on and off again with different girls, you know who they are, but right now, as a 24-year-old man, I just choose to be single! I’m still good friends with them. [Now] it’s just me being focused with my music and doing this stuff. Right now, I’m in my prime,” Brown said in an interview with Hollywood Life.

And though Rihanna has since been seen partying on a regular basis with her friends, most recently in her hometown of Barbados, a worker is saying the 25-year-old is not handling the breakup well.

“We’re always sent on some errand to the middle of nowhere just to find something trivial, like the ‘right’ ice bucket or color notepad…Rihanna has never been easy to work for, but since she and Chris Brown broke up, she’s been beyond horrible,” the staff member told Star magazine.

If she is in fact affected by their latest split, in public, she is not showing it. Just days ago, the singer wrote about rapper Drake and his latest song, “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” On Twitter, Rihanna tweeted her favorite lyrics to his new song, writing, "I got my eyes on you. Cuz you're a good girl and you know it [sic]!" Afterwards, a fan wrote more of the song lyrics, to which the Barbadian stunner replied, "My new fave record, period."


“Applause”: Lady Gaga’s Obsession With Fame Gets Boring


This barrage of “911″-filled tweets was how the world found out that Gaga’s new song, “Applause,” would debut today, a full week before its original August 19 premiere date. And here it is, the first official single from her upcoming album, ARTPOP:

“Applause” wears its synth chorus like a ginormous, hairspray-shellacked ’80s updo. Musically, the song is the aural equivalent of a laser portraittaken a quarter-century too late, with the kind of hyperactive beat that makes it a shoo-in for those mall department store playlists specially designed to encourage impulse buys. (“‘Applause’ sounds like something you listen to at the grocery while pushing a cart full of pudding around,”my friend JD Scott observes.)
But for those with high hopes for ARTPOP – this writer cautiously included — the song is even more worrisome thematically. As its title implies, “Applause” is about fame, Lady Gaga’s great obsession. Making its way into the title of her first album and its EP-length follow-up, The Fame Monster, it’s also at the core of what might be her best song, “Paparazzi.” From her elaborate costumes to her worship of Andy Warhol, you could argue that fame — not music — is Gaga’s true medium. So it should be a relief to see her revisit it after 2011′s Born This Way, a mixed bag of styles and ideas that will ultimately be best remembered for the title track’s tepid foray into identity politics.
Unfortunately, “Applause” suffers from many of the problems of Gaga’s previous album. If it’s not quite a ripoff of a specific Madonna track, it’s at least a retro pop pastiche. And, like “Born This Way,” it makes its statement of purpose painfully literal: “I’ve overheard your theory / Nostalgia’s for geeks / I guess, sir, if you say so / Some of us just like to read / One second I’m a Koons / Then suddenly the Koons is me / Pop culture was an art / Now art and pop culture in me.” This is Lady Gaga reciting her manifesto and hitting back at critics in the same breath, with a touch of hubris thrown in at the end to complement umpteen repetitions, at the chorus, of “I live for the applause.”
You have to hand it to her — she’s capable of articulating her artistic objective more clearly than most artists. But everyone with even a casual awareness of Lady Gaga has known for the better part of five years that putting high art in the pop-culture spotlight is what she’s about. That “Applause” plays like a robotic rehash of the fame-obsessed songs that made her famous doesn’t bode well for ARTPOP. As much as I hope it isn’t, it may well be the sound of one of the 21st century’s most promising pop stars running out of ideas.

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In one of the most supremely ironic court decisions in a long time, a judge just threw out the racial discrimination claim filed against Paula Deen -- the very lawsuit that destroyed the famous chef.

A judge just ruled ... Lisa Jackson had no right to claim racial discrimination, BECAUSE SHE'S WHITE! Any comments that Deen or her cohorts may have made had no legal consequence to her, because she's simply not the right color.

Jackson made a tenuous argument that someone in her family was bi-racial -- something that may not be true at all. But the judge said even if it were true, she was at best an "accidental victim."

Short story -- Jackson ruined Paula with a bogus claim.

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Queen Latifah Won't Discuss Sexuality, Personal Life On New Talk Show


Audiences will see yet another side of Queen Latifah when her new daytime talk show hits the airwaves next month. Just don't expect the singer-rapper-actress to address those longstanding rumors she's a lesbian on TV.

Queen Latifah tells the Hollywood Reporter she is not prepared to talk about her sexuality on "The Queen Latifah Show," which is currently set for a Sept. 16 debut.

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Natalie Portman on Thor: The Dark World: "I didn't want to make it like Bill & Ted"

Actress spoke about her role in the Marvel sequel in cinemas on October 30

Natalie Portman has spoken about her role in the upcoming Thor: The Dark World and has told Empire that filming the Marvel sequel was a “whole different adventure this time” because “Jane is the fish out of water.”

She continued: “I didn’t want to make it like Bill And Ted, or like the Valley Girl dumped into Shakespeareland.”

When asked about punching Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, the actress joked: “It feels fantastic. He was a great sport about it.”

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Considering the director said himself, "I just get called in to murder people's favourite characters," I wonder who might get killed off... Any guesses?
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Brad Pitt Has The Last Laugh

'World War Z' Becomes Brad Pitt's Top-Grossing Film.

Paramount's zombie extravaganza has earned $502.6 million worldwide.

Brad Pitt is celebrating his most successful film to date at the global box office, not accounting for inflation.

Over the weekend, the worldwide total for his zombie tentpole World War Z grew to $502.6 million, surpassing the $497.3 million earned by historical epic Troy.

From Paramount and Skydance Productions, World War Z is one of the summer's few success stories. The movie has grossed $197.4 million domestically (also a best for Pitt) and $305.2 million at the foreign box office.

In the movie, Pitt plays an ex-United Nations investigator who traverses the globe in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Mireille Enos and James Badge Dale also star.
Marc Forster directed World War Z, which is based on Max Brooks' novel. The movie was a passion project for Pitt, who produced alongside Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Ian Bryce.

By all accounts, the tentpole overcame substantial hurdles, including a lengthy delay in releasing the movie after the final act needed to be reworked.

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Wild 'N Out 2013: Mariah Carey jokes galore

ASAP Rocky will join the Wild 'N Out cast on Tuesday and judging from a sneak peek of the episode, the rapper becomes the latest involved in a Mariah Carey joke.

As one of the team captains, ASAP was compared to the host Nick Cannon during the game So Fly. The purpose of the game is for the team members to emphasize how cool their captain is.

"My man A$AP Rocky is so fly," comedian Conceited said. "Mariah said, 'I wish I was married to a real rapper like you'."

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jus wait til the certifiedQueen of Shade makes her grand appearance


Hunger Games quote found in Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan book, SRB takes blame

Tumblr account teensniper have posted receipts of a quote from Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale which looks a lot like one from The Hunger Games movie. Tumblr exploded. Sarah Rees Brennan stepped in and took responsibility.

Check out Sarah Rees Brennan's response under the cut.

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Also ringing in their opinions are Holly Black and John Green.

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What do you think, ONTD? I for one would really love for YA authors to stop crying sexism every time they get criticised for something, since sexism is a very real thing that shouldn't be treated as a scapegoat.

EDIT: Discovered the existence of blockquote, bolded text fixed. LJ is not my natural habitat, sorry!

Shailene Woodley in The Spectacular Now: Is It the Say Anything of 2013? + Oprah wants you to see it

The nominal hero of The Spectacular Now is Sutter Keely, a glib, wise-cracking, self-proclaimed life of every party with a hot girlfriend. Basically, he’s Ferris Bueller, but instead of romping through a cynical-sentimental John Hughes comedy (one that, to my mind, perfectly captures the ethos of the Reagan years), Sutter is slowly brought to heel. His hot girlfriend dumps him, and worse, as he and we slowly realize, he’s an alcoholic who, while popular, is generally dismissed by his classmates as a buffoon. This presents two big challenges to the filmmakers: avoiding teen-movie clichés and avoiding addiction-movie clichés. For the most part they succeed, telling their story with nuance, understatement, and a kind of offhand reality. Indeed, it’s tribute to that realism that this may be the first teen movie in Hollywood history where the actors are allowed zits and blemishes (although my eyes told me this led to a few continuity errors).

But Shailene Woodley. She plays Sutter’s rebound girlfriend, Aimee Finicky, a pretty but mousey nice girl who blossoms under his attention. I have to confess I’m late to the Shailene party, having never seen The Descendants, the 2011 film in which she had a break-out role as George Clooney’s daughter, or the ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager, on which she has starred for the last five years, but I found her mesmerizing from her first scene in The Spectacular Now. Her Aimee is vulnerable but eager, possessed of a lovely inner light and a fragile outer shell, and sharper than she lets on. It’s another role with complex, conflicting shadings, and I would guess it’s much harder to play than Woodley, who can seemingly give the word “awesome” infinite meanings and inflections, makes it look. I’m not sure how else to praise the performance except to say that I can’t think of a more honest and natural movie teenager than Aimee, and that Woodley provides The Spectacular Now (awful title) with instant narrative tension because, of course, once she’s introduced, you spend the rest of the film fearing that Sutter and the film will break her heart.

Oprah tweets about the film!

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Avant-garde artist Lady Gaga wears bizarre make up

Gaga was on her way to the KIIS-FM studios to celebrate the release of her song.
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Everest Hobson Lucas Born To George Lucas And Mellody Hobson

The Force is strong with this one!

The Huffington Post can announce exclusively that on Friday, August 9, "Star Wars" filmmaker George Lucas and his wife, Ariel Investments president Mellody Hobson, welcomed a daughter into the world.

Everest Hobson Lucas is the first biological child for both parents, but she's far from an only child. The newborn, who was delivered via surrogate, is a little sister to Lucas' adopted children, Amanda, 32; Katie, 25; and Jett, 20.

Lucas and Hobson were married on June 22 at Skywalker Ranch, in Marin County, California. Journalist Bill Moyers officiated the ceremony, and director Steven Spielberg toasted the groom.

In addition to serving as president of Ariel Investments, Hobson, 44, is chairman of Dreamworks Animation and a financial contributor with CBS.

Lucas, 69, sold his production company, Lucasfilm Ltd., to the Walt Disney Company for $4.05 billion in October 2012. "Star Trek" director J.J. Abrams has since signed on to direct the first in a series of planned "Star Wars" sequels, set to begin filming early next year.


Wiz Khalifa Brings Adorable Baby Bash On Stage

Amber and Wiz Khalifa’s Baby Bash is a rock star already. The five-month old made his debut on stage last night during a “Under The Influence” tour stop in Cincinnati.

As Wiz finished up his last song of the night, he brought all of his homies out on stage, including his wife Amber and their little baby boy.

Earlier in the day, Amber tweeted:

Sebastian & I are Cincinnati bound to see Daddy’s last show of his tour. We’re so excited!

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Robin Thicke And Janelle Monáe Cover VIBE’s 20-Year Anniversary Issue


In 1993, Quincy Jones launched Vibe in hopes for it to become a cutting edge source in music and entertainment news. Twenty years later, it has become known for not only its news but creative and iconic covers, and to celebrate turning the big 2-0, Robin Thicke and Janelle Monae are featured on Vibe’s anniversary cover!

Both musicians represent how limitless the musical genre of R&B has become. This summer, Thicke has been on a musical high with his album and single of the same title, Blurred Lines topping the charts. Janelle Monae has not only changed the way Black women are viewed with her classic tuxedo uniform but has incorporated R&B with much needed millennial funk. Her upcoming album, The Electric Lady, will be noted as her crossover album and we cannot wait to hear her duet with her legendary music mentor, Prince.

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'The Real Housewives of Miami': Joanna Krupa on Season 3

The Real Housewives of Miami are back -- at least most of them.

Season three of the Bravo reality series, which premieres at 9 p.m. Monday, features returning stars Lea Black, Adriana De Moura, Alexia Echevarria, Lisa Hochstein and Joanna Krupa, but Marysol Patton and Ana Quincoces will now appear only as recurring, while Karent Sierra is not returning.

Ahead of the premiere, Krupa talked to The Hollywood Reporter about what viewers can expect this season, gave a preview of the drama ahead and shared some insight into her wedding with longtime boyfriend Romain Zago.

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Daft Punk – “Lose Yourself to Dance” (New Single Version)

Trying to match the mammoth summer hit that was “Get Lucky” (6 million sales and counting), Daft Punk are releasing Random Access Memories’ other Pharrell-led jam, “Lose Yourself to Dance” as a single. To achieve this, the robots have made a radio-friendly four-minute edit of the track – listen to it below:

This new radio edit of “Lose Yourself to Dance” will hit radio stations everywhere on August 13, and thus the year of Pharrell continues.


Niall Horan got a temp tattoo of James Corden on his ass

The Irish singer is the only member of the boyband without any body art, and comic Corden highlighted this fact on his comedy panel game show A League Of Their Own when Horan was a guest.

Corden decided to ink his friend with a temporary transfer and Horan readily agreed, even suggesting his butt as the perfect place for the picture.

However, Horan was unable to wash off the transfer and was stuck with it for three weeks.

Corden tells The Sun, "We made a thing on the show that he's the only member of the band without a tattoo. I said to him, 'We've got this idea of putting a tattoo of my face on your body'. Niall went, 'You should put it on my a**e'.

"We tattooed it on his left buttock - it took him three weeks to get rid of it. He sent me an update every week
[lucky bastard], with a photo of my fading face on his a**e saying, 'It's still not gone yet'.

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SYTYCD Judge Mary Murphy Announced As The U.S. Spokesperson For Tisanoreica Diet


LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tisanoreica Diet, the most popular weight-loss and management program in Italy, announced today that Mary Murphy, the international ballroom dance champion and judge of Fox-TV's multiple Emmy Award winning hit series "So You Think You Can Dance," now in its 10th season, will become the company's celebrity spokesperson in the U.S.

Founded in 1911, Tisanoreica (pronounced "TEE-sahna-ray-ka") is a widely known brand in Italy where its herbal health products are found in virtually every household. The Tisanoreica Diet program is based on the evidence-based, patented "Decottopia" herbal extracts that are based on centuries old formulae developed by the Mech family of Vicenza, Italy and which contain no alcohol, no sugars nor preservatives.

"We're extremely proud to have Mary Murphy as the face – and figure! – of the Tisanoreica Diet in America," said Tisanoreica CEO Gianluca Mech. "Mary is the epitome of American grace, beauty and enthusiasm, and we're thrilled to have – to use her own words – this 'hot tamale' represent our emerging brand in the U.S."

Called the "Italian Comfort Food Diet," Tisanoreica was introduced last month to the U.S. and is currently available for purchase online and in select health spas nationwide. More than a line of product, the Tisanoreica Diet method is a complete system of integrated weight management targeted at beauty, health and wellness.

"What I love about the Tisanoreica Diet herbal meals is that I never feel deprived on them," said Murphy. "I've tried other diets in which you're either feeling famished or tired. As a dancer who must keep physically fit, and now as a dance judge who must stay mentally alert during auditions that can stretch on for hours, that's important to me."


I'm only submitting this so we can have a health and fitness post. :)
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NFL Star and PETA Clash Over Pet Tiger ‘Buddy’

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Darnell Dockett, of the Arizona Cardinals, has come under the scrutiny of PETA and other animal rights groups for his latest family addition: a young tiger named Buddy. After Dockett was unable to buy a pet monkey during a recent trip to Florida, it seems that he settled on a much wilder alternative and returned to his home in Arizona with a tiger cub. Since then, Buddy has become the star of Dockett’s twitter page and the released photos have angered many animal rights activists.

While it is technically not illegal for the football star to own Buddy, he could face legal consequences (jail time and the removal of Buddy from his possession) if the tiger was transported across state lines without the necessary permits. PETA has written letters of complaint to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Arizona Game and Fish Department, asking that an investigation take place.

In a recent press statement, the PETA Foundation Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement, Delcianna Winders, said “[t]igers are endangered, they’re dangerous, and it’s illegal and cruel to buy them and keep them as ‘pets’ in Arizona.” PETA hopes that the investigation will result in Buddy living out his life “at an accredited sanctuary, not in a cage, in a football player’s backyard.”

Dockett also received some negative attention from PETA back in 2011, when he claimed that he would be bringing his pet alligator, Nino, to football training.

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Bryan Fuller's Syfy Pilot 'High Moon' Enlists 'Office,' 'Easy A' Alums for Lead Roles


Syfy has cast the two leads in its upcoming Bryan Fuller drama pilot High Moon.

The Office's Chris Diamantopoulos and Easy A's Jake Sandvig have been tapped to star in the 90-minute pilot from the creator of Pushing Daisies and Hannibal.

High Moon centers on a future where the countries of the Earth establish colonies to mine the Moon's resources, only to see chaos erupt when new forms of life are discovered. It's based on John Christopher's novel The Lotus Caves.

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"Anonymous" blocks Kelly Clarkson, stops her from fulfilling her Austen Stan dreams

An anonymous donor has bestowed £100,000 to save a gold and topaz ring owned by Jane Austen from being shipped out of the UK by American Idol winner International Popstar Kelly Clarkson, within days of Jane Austen's House Museum starting a fundraising campaign to save the piece.

Clarkson, an Austen fan who owns a first edition of Persuasion, the author's last completed novel, paid £152,450 for the ring at auction house Sotheby's last year. The museum has invited the singer to visit the collection in Hampshire – perhaps the closest she will get to the ring, if the campaign raises the remaining £49,250 – after others' donations – that it needs to match Clarkson's bid.

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Proof the Voice Never Left! 10 Live Mariah Carey Flawree™ Performances within the Last Year

So Mariah Carey's 2013 year has been interesting. From a terribly lip-synced BET performance, to the infamous voice split during her GMA Performance of #Beautiful stans of under-talented heathens, Arianators and little monsters have been trying to rip into Mariah Carey, accusing her of not being able to sing live anymore.

Is this true? No. Simply not. A previous post, in vain, attempted to prove that she could still sing by using 10 year old performances, but, we all know the fantastic Messiah can still take even Jesus to the roman-catholic church when she gives her all. Thus, without further ado, let's go and review the evidence that her vocal chops are still there and that the pasture of lambs have been greener than how they were in like, 1999 or something.

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What are your favorite Mariah Carey performances from the past year? Of all time? Mariah Party post y/y/y? Also, of note, her vocal range, as of this past year, is Bb2 -> D7. I could have used Mariah's Theme (remix), Always be my baby, It's like that and Emotions performances but, you know, trying to keep it to ten!

Sources for the videos are the videos themselves. The terribly rambling writing was written by syntheses, hence the ONTD Original!

Madonna’s 11 Greatest VMA Moments

We’re less than two weeks away from the 2013 MTV Music Video Awards, and crazier yet we’re only four days away from Madonna‘s 55th birthday. The histories of the VMAs and Madonna are so intertwined that it’s impossible to think of one without the other, and both should be celebrated with equal exaltation. That brings us to today’s journey: Madonna’s 11 Best VMA Moments. Tighten your bustier and pump your Moonman in the air, MTV generation.

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TMZ Complaint Department, Attack of the Beliebers

The TMZ newsroom was FLOODED with thousands of calls from angry Beliebers -- who all seemed to be upset about the story we posted featuring their hero in his birthday suit.

They yelled ... they screamed ... some cried ... (and that was just our staff).

But the Beliebers were fired up too -- so we assembled some of our best producers and put them on the phones to address the concerns.

Ladies and gentlemen, we present ... THE TMZ COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT!!

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LMFAOOOOO Beliebers and Little Monsters have been so extra lately
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Nine Inch Nails Release 'Copy of A'

New song is from band's upcoming 'Hesitation Marks' LP

Between rocking elaborate festival performances at Outside Lands and prepping a new album, Nine Inch Nails found time to offer the studio version of "Copy of A" for free download through Amazon U.K. Naturally, the Hesitation Marks track, which has featured in the band's recent live sets, quickly spread. "Copy of A" is dark and reflective, and features the roundelay, "I am just a shadow of a shadow of a shadow, always trying to catch up with myself / I am just an echo of an echo of an echo / listening to someone's cry for help."

NIN leader Trent Reznor said earlier this summer that Hesitation Marks was heavily influenced by 1994's acclaimed The Downward Spiral, and that it feels "sparse and minimal."

Hesitation Marks is due out September 3rd. "Copy of A" will be available in the U.S. tomorrow.


Eminem Thrills With Career-Spanning Set at Exclusive NYC Show

Slim Shady delivers powerhouse performance at G-Shock anniversary party, but no new tracks

In February, Eminem’s longtime manager Paul Rosenberg told Billboard, "We fully expect to be releasing a new Eminem album in 2013. He’s been working on it for some time. It’s safe to say that it will be post-Memorial Day at some point, but we’re not exactly sure when." He mentioned August as a possibility, but “post-Memorial Day” could mean anything: Every date from now until eternity now falls into that category. But lo and behold, two days ago, Mr. Porter — Eminem’s longtime hypeman — tweeted, “Some of these Em fans will have something to talk about soon. Thank god cause y'all be killing my timeline.”

Eminem performed for an hour last night, taking the stage at G-Shock’s 30th anniversary Shock the World event, held in an airplane-hangar-sized basketball complex in New York City. He had hits — “Cleaning Out My Closet,” “Stan,” “Love the Way You Lie” — and he had songs that are bigger than hits. “Lose Yourself,” falling into the latter category, isn’t even a piece of music, it’s a round dot on a timeline, a tattoo that never fades. Leading up to those, B-sides like “Kill You” well, killed; “Dream On” and “Toy Soldiers” sort of made sense, finally, as popular hook-y ballads for Eminem to karaoke around. But, though hints dropped like crumbs, he revealed no new music, he let no cats out of bags, he showed no leg. Eminem doesn’t make many appearances. For now, this would just be a rare — if unexpected — opportunity to go whale watching.

Eminem’s had a lot of ups, a lot of downs and a bunch of drugs in between. The youthful exuberance of the TRL years has long disappeared behind his eyes. To watch him on TV is often to see a man who would rather not be on TV. But last night, he threw his body fully into the experience, practically choking on the microphone to give it more sound. His back muscles rippled his white tee and his neck bulged, always straining for more, more, more. It was a purely compulsive performance.

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Liam Hemsworth rules out ‘topless selfies’ because he’s ‘scared’ of Twitter

Liam Hemsworth has rubbished the idea of posting pics of himself without his top on Twitter, as the social networking site terrifies him.

Hemsworth vowed that he won’t be following the likes of Justin Bieber and One Direction, and won’t take any ‘shirtless selfies’ – much to the chagrin of millions of his devoted followers.

The Hunger Games star added that he doesn’t feel the need to share every aspect of his life online with strangers, preferring to keep his Twitter feed strictly professional.

‘I think it’s a good chance to connect with fans in a different way and give fans an inside look on films that you do’ Liam told E!News, ‘but it’s very new to me and scares the hell out of me. No shirtless selfies!’

The Aussie actor, who is engaged to singer Miley Cyrus, went on: ‘On Twitter I don’t share anything personal. I try to keep as much of my personal life to myself, and I don’t feel the need to go out and show the world what’s happening in my life every second.

Hemsworth stars in teen movie sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as Gale Hawthorne.

How do you take your selfies ontd?



Hugh Jackman offered 100 Million to play Wolverine 4 more times

X-Men have been played on screen by Oscar winners and stage legends and the owner of some extremely famous, uh, hardware. But there is only one X-Man who is incredibly famous for playing a mutant, and that's Hugh Jackman-- which makes him incredibly valuable to the franchise as it goes forward. Fresh off the modest but significant success of The Wolverine, Jackman has proved his worth to the franchise all over again… and he's apparently aiming to get paid handsomely for it.
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MGMT planning 'something crazy' with Pond

Band discuss potential collaboration with Australian friends

MGMT have said that they are keen to work with Pond.

The two bands have not collaborated on any material so far but know each other through Pond's connections to Tame Impala, who supported MGMT on tour in 2010. Former Tame Impala bassist Nick Allbrook is the frontman in Pond and Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT revealed in a new interview with Triple J that he is keen to work with the 'Hobo Rocket' band in the near future.

"We always try to get up in the mix with those guys," VanWyngarden said of a prospective collaboration. "Maybe we'll do something crazy together."
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Carrie Underwood gets Nicole by OPI nailpolish line!

Those of you who are country music fans may have heard whispers of this already, but as of today we are thrilled to be able to OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE our 2014 partnership with the lovely, six-time Grammy Award Winner, Carrie Underwood!

Carrie worked closely with OPI & Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann (she is basically the first lady of nails!) to develop 14 new nail lacquers inspired by award-winning superstar. The collection features a colorful mosaic of hues ranging from soft pastels to dark sultry shades to playful glitters–and of course, Carrie's signature shade: a gold textured lacquer called Carrie’d Away.

“This is the first time Nicole by OPI has ever designed a signature shade for one of our celebrity partners! We are excited to share this news with both music and nail fans – isn’t that everyone?” explains Suzi.

“In working closely with Carrie, we came up with 14 nail lacquers that truly encapsulate her soulful spirit and showcase different facets of her personality,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “With shades as American as Apple Pie, you’ll get Carrie’d Away by her Southern Charm!”

The new shades will be available in January at mass retailers. This limited edition promotion will also debut our NEW Nicole logo!! With so many exciting things coming up, make sure you're following Nicole by OPI on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates!

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Ashton Kutcher’s TCA Speech — Inspiring Or Weird?

Are we sure this is the guy that was in ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’ At the Teen Choice Awards on August 11, Ashton was presented the Ultimate Choice Award, and his acceptance speech was… unexpected, to say the least. Instead of being his usual funny self, Ashton began imparting wisdom about “hard work” and “being really smart.” Did you love or loathe his surprising acceptance speech?

Ashton Kutcher may have actually become Steve Jobs while portraying him in the upcoming movie, Jobs. Because the funny, goofy, Punk’d Ashton was nowhere to be found when he accepted the Ultimate Choice Award at the Teen Choice Awards on August 11.

The 35-year-old actor seemed to treat his TCA acceptance speech more like a college graduation speech. After humorously admitting that he was receiving “the old guy award,” Ashton quickly moved on to talking about “insider secrets.”

“I feel like a fraud,” Ashton then said. “My name is actually not even Ashton. Ashton is my middle name. My first name’s Chris… But there are some really amazing things I learned when I was Chris.”

And that’s when things got really deep — Ashton told us the amazing things he learned as Chris. “It’s really three things,” Ashton (or Chris maybe?) said, “first thing is about opportunity, the second thing is about being sexy, and the third thing is about living life.”

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"I’ve never had a job in my life that I was better than. I was always just lucky to have a job. Every job I had was a stepping stone to my next job and I never quit my job until I had my next job." I'm learning this right now tbh now that I'm looking for a job and I can't find one in my field. I'll flip your burger and I'll give you the best fucking burger of your life TBQH, I just need a job

Katy Perry explains the AMAZING "Roar" Lyric video ......

The music world was abuzz about the very INNOVATIVE and fun lyric video for Katy Perry's new single ROAR today ..... Katy stopped by Fresh 102.7's "Jim and Kim Morning Show" to discuss the idea behind the video ......

“Before the official video comes out,” Katy explained, “you usually do a lyric video. And a lot of times those aren’t a special as the regular videos and mind you the video that’s coming for ‘Roar’ is gonna be so fantastic, I’m very excited about it. But the one that I just put out today is a lyric video so you can learn the lyrics. And it’s very cute… It has emojis in it – because we use those!”
Katy admits, “all those people that are in the lyric video… we have a group called ‘Mom’s Home,’ it’s some strange thing you can do on this application called What’s App – you can make your own little groups and you could just keep talking, all of you, at the same time. I actually used my real friends names – I think they’re all waking up going ‘what are all these replies on Twitter about?!”

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Kanye West Just Got Owned By The Housing Market

Kanye West is NOT God, even though he thinks he is -- and we know that because he can't even control the housing market.

Kanye has just knocked a cool half-a-mil off the asking price for his Hollywood Hills bachelor pad. He listed it for $3.3 mil back in March. Apparently he thought a house with Kanye attached could fetch more than the comparable prices in the neighborhood -- the house should have been listed at around $2.5 mil.

Yeezus dropped the price to $3.15 in early June, but still no takers. So he's just dropped the price again -- to $2.8 mil.


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'Supernatural' S9: CW Releases First Promo Photo Of Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki And Misha Collins

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We're two months away from the Season 9 premiere of "Supernatural" (Tues., Oct. 8 at 9 p.m. ET) but The CW has given fans a tantalizing tease with a newly released behind-the-scenes image from a recent promotional photo shoot, featuring the three stars -- and surviving members of Team Free Will -- Jensen Ackles (Dean), Jared Padalecki (Sam) and Misha Collins (Castiel).

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