August 13th, 2013

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Kate Beckinsale out in LA after celebrating her 40th birthday



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Beckinsale previously dismissed questions about aging in an interview with Allure: "What is it about a woman being in her late 30s that brings out the 'Oh, my gosh, are you worried?' questions?" she asked. "Worried? What about? My father died when he was 31. I think the alternative is so much worse. Thirty-eight, 39, 40, 50! Great! Still alive!"

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Are Courtney and Jen No Longer Friends?


They used to be the best of Friends.

But it appears Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston have cooled their relationship. The famous actresses have missed a series of key events in each other’s life over the past year, prompting speculation they have finally fallen out.

Last weekend, Miss Aniston, 44, threw a lavish 42nd birthday party for her fiancé Justin Theroux. It was attended by a host of their mutual friends, including actresses Laura Dern, 46, and Isla Fisher, 37. But Miss Cox - who was once so close to Miss Aniston she named her as godmother to her daughter Coco eight years ago - missed the event entirely, instead holidaying with friends in Cancun, in Mexico. The 49-year-old had to cut short her holiday when she slipped and broke her wrist on Saturday (10), the same day Miss Aniston and her friends were celebrating at her mansion in Bel Air, Los Angeles.

It was only the latest in a string of important get-togethers the pair have missed.
In June, Miss Aniston was a notable absentee at Miss Cox’s birthday party, reportedly because Mr Theroux encouraged her to spend less time with her old friends. Last December, she celebrated her engagement to Mr Theroux by inviting 50 of her closest friends - including chat show host Ellen DeGeneres and actress Demi Moore - to her house, but again Miss Cox was not on the guest list. And in February last year, Miss Cox was missed off a star-studded list for Miss Aniston’s 43rd birthday at Chateau Marmont in California.

Miss Cox, who played Monica Geller in Friends, once regularly spent her holidays with Miss Aniston, who played her flatmate and schoolfriend Rachel Green. But the pair started to drift apart after it stopped filming in 2004. Miss Cox helped Miss Aniston recover from her divorce to Brad Pitt in 2005. But they reportedly feuded when Miss Cox separated from her husband David Arquette - a close friend of Miss Aniston’s - in 2010.



Praying this isn't true, tbh.  I love their friendship. :(

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Big Sean feat./ Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica- Control/No I.D. Freestyle



No disrespect to Big Sean or Jay Electronica, but their new collaboration, “No I.D. Freestyle” essentially begins and ends with a verse of the year candidate performance from Kendrick Lamar.

On the song, K Dot names drops Wale, Big KRIT, Drake, Meek Mill, Jay Electronica, Tyler the Creator, Mac Miller, J. Cole, A$AP Rocky and Pusha T when playfully threatening to “make sure your core fans never heard of you n*ggas.”
This song was left off of Big Sean’s upcoming Hall of Fame album due to “sample clearances”.

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Elysium star Sharlto Copley says Angelina Jolie is the "perfect" Maleficent



The South African star of Elysium, Sharlto Copley, says Angelina Jolie is "perfect" in the role of an evil Queen in Disney's Maleficent.

Talking to Sydney Confidential on the red carpet at Elysium's Australian premiere, Copley said Jolie will surprise audiences with her performance in the fairytale blockbuster.

"I think the role of Maleficent is so perfectly suited to her," he said.

"She has this incredible range that people forget because she has become such an icon in our society with her visual look."

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Lady Gaga and Katy Perry Singles Could 'Roar' Toward Digital Chart History



Lady Gaga's "Applause" and Katy Perry's "Roar" should each make big starts on the Billboard Digital Songs chart next week -- perhaps marking the first week with two 400,000+ download debuts.

This week could be a historic one for digital song sales.

New singles from both Lady Gaga and Katy Perry are heading for big debuts on Billboard's Digital Songs chart next week -- and both should rack up major sales.

Perry's new single "Roar" hit digital retail at 12 AM today (Aug. 12), while Lady Gaga's "Applause" is scheduled to make a retail bow on Tuesday (13). The latter's arrival is six days before its original release date (Aug. 19).

While it's a bit early in the week to exactly forecast just how big either will be, industry sources are suggesting each should sell well over 400,000 downloads by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Aug. 18. A start of over 500,000 for each wouldn't be out of the question either.

The final sales tally for both will be released on the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 21.

If both tunes sell over 400,000, it would be the first time two songs have debuted in the same week with more than 400,000.
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After Pop Critic, Matthew Rettenmund gave Applause a solid B-, little monsters unleash their trademarked "Aids" [sic] attacks.
Rettenmund, "I'm not feeding stan wars. I love Madonna and like Gaga. I wrote rave reviews of Gaga's last albums and the concerts I've seen. I just don't like this song much, and I find it worthwhile asking why this "Madonna = AIDS" meme has caught fire among some Gaga fanatics. It's not about Gaga and Madonna at that point, it's about generations, how AIDS used to be attached to gay and apparently no longer is, what AIDS means to kids today, etc."


Anyone have any theories why Gaga—a pro-gay artist—is the only artist ever to have so many diehards use AIDS in their stan wars? I just find it bizarre. Maybe it's that now, "gay" and "AIDS" are considered to be mutually exclusive by younger people that it's now okay, in their minds, to be pro-gay while tossing around AIDS slurs? And the fact that so many of her stupidest Little Monsters (no offense to the Little Monsters who are not stupid! I still recognize these cretins are in the LOUD minority) are so young and so are still at the "sex is icky!" phase?

Baffles me. Clearly, as much as Gaga lives for applause, she'd be more okay with a critic than with a fan speaking like this. What an embarrassment.

Would be fun to track one down and put them on video, on the spot, but I've never been patient enough for the whole IP-tracing thing.

UPDATE: Wendi has apologized profusely. I accept, but I am leaving up the comment to continue the discussion, because it has nothing to do with Gaga vs. Madonna and everything to do with changing attitudes on "gay," AIDS and aging.

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"Snowpiercer" Continues To Dominate Korean Box Office & Possibly Positioned for Oscar Recognition


HONG KONG – “Snowpiercer” dominated the South Korean box office charts for the second successive weekend — justifying CJ Entertainment’s considerable gamble on the English-language debut of Korean director Bong Joon-ho.

Released on Aug 1, the film passed the 6 million admissions mark in the small hours between Saturday night and Sunday morning and finished the weekend with a cumulative ticket sales total of 6.445 million. According to KOBIS box office data that is a gross of $41.05 million (KRW46.32 billion) in ten days.

Earlier last week the film became the quickest on record to pass the 4 million ticket sales mark in South Korea. It was second quickest to 6 million behind last year’s “The Thieves.”

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LOL I'm literally the biggest stan of this film on ONTD, but even this "possibility" that "Snowpiercer" might be heading to the Oscars is just plain reaching if only that fat cunt Weinstein is too busy focusing on his more "prestige" film lineup for more Oscars to shove up his fat ass while he chops this one up to spoon-feed the "stupid moviegoers" of Middle America. But given the fierce performance of my Kween Tilda in this one, I certainly wouldn't mind that she be nominated for her HBIC role in "Snowpiercer".

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Lindsay Lohan to Oprah: "I'm My Own Worst Enemy"

Is Lindsay Lohan taking responsibility for her actions? In her one-on-one interview with Oprah Winfrey on Oprah's Next Chapter, airing Sunday, Aug. 18, the 27-year-old troubled actress is answering the TV host's questions as honestly as possible.

In a sneak peek clip from the much anticipated sit-down, Winfrey drills Lohan with questions such as, "Do you think you can turn it around? . . . What is it you're addicted to?"

Wearing a conservative orange dress and serious expression on her face, Lohan tells the media mogul, "I'm my own worst enemy, and I know that."

The Mean Girls star was released from a court-mandated 90-day stint in rehab on July 30. In her lifetime, Lohan has been to rehab at least six times. "Constantly sending me to rehab is pointless," she told Piers Morgan in May. "The first few times I was court-ordered to rehab it was like a joke, like killing time."

On Wednesday, Aug. 7, Lohan was reportedly partying all night at an L.A. hotel with British boy band The Wanted, specifically Max George, whom she briefly dated in December 2012. A source told Us Weekly that the Canyons star looked "worse for wear" while leaving early the next morning. She was reportedly "escorted out" with the group after the hotel received noise complaints.

Following the reports of her all-night rager, a representative for Lohan told Page Six, "Although Lindsay did visit her good friend Max, this is otherwise a completely false story."

Lohan's interview with Winfrey airs on Oprah's Next Chapter Sunday, Aug. 18 at 9 p.m. EST.

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X-MEN's Famke Janssen "LUNATIC BROKE INTO MY HOUSE"

A prowler broke into the Greenwich Village apartment of famed “Wolverine” actress Famke Janssen and left a creepy calling card -- the children’s book, “The Lonely Doll,” the Dutch stunner told cops.

Janssen came home to her King Street penthouse at about 8:10 p.m. on Saturday and found the children’s book conspicuously left in her bedroom, she’s said.

She walked into her bedroom and noticed a children’s book standing on the shelf beside her bed,” a law enforcement source said.

The model, actress and writer called police, but detectives couldn’t find any signs of forced entry and nothing appears to have been stolen, law enforcement sources said.

Famke Janssen says somebody broke into her West Village apartment and left behind a very creepy calling card.

Janssen, 47, is the only person with access to the apartment, she said. The beauty said she’d be in and out of her apartment since 7:30 a.m. that day, running errands.

Detectives are still going over surveillance video taken in her lobby.
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Foxes has a new video for her new/old single 'Youth'



“Youth”, an amazing pop banger that somehow flew under the radar for many - much like Foxes herself – until earlier this year when “Clarity”, her collaboration with producer Zedd, started blowing up. With attention fully on the rising star and an album presumably released later this year, her label have (intelligently) decided to give “Youth” the proper single treatment. Now with the few extra production flourishes the extra budget has brought in it’s even more of a banger, ready for mass consumption.

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And The Continuing Stupidity of Certain Food Industry Workers Goes To Japan: Burger King Edition



@inotayuta was fired from his job at a Japanese Burger King for posting this photo online.


His account has since been deleted, but the photo went viral in Japan, causing users to flood Burger King with complaints. People were furious that an employee would lay on a pile of hamburger buns. Also, the bucket next to him is SUPER GROSS. The photo was posted on 2ch, one of Japan’s largest forums, and caused a massive uproar. @inotayuta’s account also had other photos of him goofing off in the Burger King’s kitchen. Burger King Japan released a statement, stressing that the hamburger buns in the pictures were not served to customers. According to Kotaku, Japanese Twitter users are now referring to the ex-employee as “Bakka King” or “Idiot King.”


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From fug penises on sandwich bread to using hamburger buns as a makeshift bed... JFC what's next? Using pussy juice as a substitute for vinaigrette?! That's it, I'm not going out to eat until further notice that these crazy food industry workers are all eradicated from the face of the earth. And I'll be saving money cooking my own food anyway. Et tu, ONTD? Have you any more food-related horror stories to share?
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Microsoft dumps Kinect link requirement for Xbox One


The game console was designed to shut down if it wasn't connected to the Internet at least once every 24 hours.

The Xbox One will still ship with the new version of the Kinect camera, but connecting it will no longer be mandatory, Microsoft Chief Product Officer Marc Whitten told IGN.

"Like online, the console will still function if Kinect isn't plugged in, although you won't be able to use any feature or experience that explicitly uses the sensor," Whitten said.

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Potentially dumb question, given it was set up with all these features, can they still activate them later with 'updates' etc?
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Oprah May Have Lied About That $35K Handbag Incident


A Swiss boutique clerk is outraged that media mogul Oprah Winfrey embellished their encounter after she lodged racism allegations against the high end Switzerland boutique.

The Trois Pommes sales assistant said she felt “powerless” and “in a cyclone” after Oprah went on American TV to say she was a victim of racism. Oprah said the saleswoman refused to show her a $35,000 handbag because it was too expensive for her.

But the saleswoman emphatically denied the incident went down the way Oprah said it did. Trudy Goetz, the shop owner, called the accusations “absurd.”


“I wasn’t sure what I should present to her when she came in on the afternoon of Saturday, July 20, so I showed her some bags from the Jennifer Aniston collection,” the saleswoman said.

“I explained to her the bags came in different sizes and materials, like I always do,” the unidentified sales clerk said over the weekend.

“She looked at a frame behind me. Far above there was the 35,000 Swiss franc crocodile leather bag. I simply told her that it was like the one I held in my hand, only much more expensive, and that I could show her similar bags.”
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The Russo Bros talk about ‘Captain America 2′s female heroes

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Captain America is my favorite films from Marvel’s Phase 1. It just hit every note perfectly for me; so it goes without saying that I’m psyched for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

This time around the Russo Bros (Community) are directing the action. and they had a few things to say about the female heroes in the film.

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Oprah vs Meryl: Battle for Best Supporting Actress.



There are just under 29 weeks between now and the 2014 Academy Awards, but that doesn't mean it's too early to start speculating about next year's biggest races. Case in point: GoldDerby.com editor Tom O'Neil reports that Meryl Streep will be eligible for Best Supporting Actress at next year's Oscars ceremony for her role in "August: Osage County." That decision puts Streep in direct competition with Oprah Winfrey, who has already earned awards buzz for her showy role in "Lee Daniels' The Butler."

The twist of this shift is that Streep's role in "August: Osage County" is of the leading variety. As O'Neil notes, Streep plays Violet Weston in John Wells' adaptation of Tracy Letts' award-winning play, a part that won Broadway star Deanna Dunagan Best Actress at the Tony Awards.

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Little Mix Want To Duet With Miley Cyrus!

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The Little Mix ladies have revealed they'd love to do a duet with none other than Miley Cyrus!

The girls, who presented Miley with a Fashion Trendsetter award at yesterday's Teen Choice Awards, told Clevver TV on the blue carpet that they would "love to" work with the We Can't Stop singer.

Jesy Nelson said: "She's so sexy! We fancy her, we've got a girl crush on her"

Fellow band member Leigh-Anne Pinnock added: "She's amazing. Mix We Can't Stop with a bit of DNA, see what happens there!"

Little Mix also dished the dirt on plans for their second album, which will serve as a follow up to their hugely successful debut, DNA.

Jesy revealed: "We're working on our new album at the moment, and that comes out in the UK about November-ish time."

Jesy said of what to expect from the record: "I would say that it's definitely matured more, and it's a bit more RnB," while fellow singer Perrie Edwards added:

"It's still keeping the Little Mix sound, all the vocal harmonies, all of that. So we're really excited about this album."

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This post is my distraction because GISHWHES is kicking my ass! :(
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♔ Naya Rivera & Big Sean Megapost: Sorry, Power 106FM & TCAs '13

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Naya Rivera & Big Sean Stop By The #LIFTOFF w/ J Cruz & Justin Credible
"He just called me and said, ‘Yo, I just did this song with Drake and I bossed you up in the biggest way.’ And I was like, ‘What does that mean?’ He said he gave me a shoutout. I was like, ‘Oh, okay.’ And then I’m like, ‘Did you- Is the P word in it?’ I was like, ‘What is this about? Like, is this get dirty? Or? ‘Cause I really don’t understand.’ I was like, ‘Can my mother hear this shit?’ So then he was like, ‘Come to the studio.’ And I came to the studio and it was awesome."
— Naya Rivera, talking about Big Sean's verse in Drake's “All Me”
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MythBusters Test Breaking Bad's Science


Breaking Bad returned Sunday for the first of its final eight episodes, and last night Discovery Channel aired a special episode of Mythbusters that tested two memorable moments from the show. Alas, neither turned out to be true. Oh, science!

The AMC show’s creator, Vince Gilligan, actually brought this on himself: About a year ago, he told Vulture that he wanted to do a crossover episode with the series: “I’d dig seeing those guys prove or disprove some of the crazy stuff we’ve done on Breaking Bad.”

Two scenes from season one were tested: Walt and Jessie decomposing a body (and bathtub, and floor) with hydrofluoric acid, and Walt’s mercury fulminate bomb.

Neither actually worked in real life, though as usual, Mythbusters ramped up each attempt to try to make it work, which resulted in some entertaining moments. For example, attempting to decompose a pig and bathtub using a stronger acid solution, Jamie explained that they wouldn’t identify one solution they were using, because “we’re not actually in the business of showing people how to dispose of bodies.” Alas, even that didn’t work, only dissolving the dead pig that was standing in for a corpse.

Gilligan and Aaron Paul appeared but only as part of the show’s awkwardly acted, scripted segments. Watching footage of the failed experiments, a good-natured Gilligan said, “Those are just details, my friend, details.” Aaron Paul said, “You sound more like Walt every day.”
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The Voice's Cassadee Pope Releases New Music with No Promo Whatsoever + Getting Reality Show on CMT



The Voice's Season 3 winner, Cassadee Pope, released a new song titled "You Hear A Song" LOL you can't make this shit up at midnight last night which is now available on iTunes.



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Her label needs to a) stop releasing ballads (and really bland and boring ones at that) before people get bored and b) not fuck up by doing no promo to keep her hype up. She literally promoted this song with one tweet last week and one reminder tweet this morning. I had to find that fan uploaded video because she doesn't even have an official one up yet. As such, this single (despite being up for ~12 hours when I made up this post) has gone nowhere on the top 100 (whereas her first single shot up there pretty quickly). And this plan of releasing songs is only going to mean that probably at least 1/2 the album has already been released by it's due date, which is basically like leaking it.

Her reality show should be hilarious, considering that she's not a ~country star~ by any means, and is only in the business because her parents cashed out for Hey Monday. I can't wait for her to put her famous BF in there so she can get All Time Low fans to watch it and up the ratings.
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Paul McCartney to Regain Rights to Beatles Songs

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It’s old news that Michael Jackson owned half of the copyrights to a large portion of Beatles songs, and that Sony/ATV Music Publishing owned the rest. But apparently, according to the US Copyright Act of 1976, songwriters are able to regain control of publishing rights on pre-1978 compositions after 56 years. This is all music to Paul McCartney’s ears. Pun intended, dudes! Behind said Act, McCartney will be able to regain control over Beatles compositions from 1962 in 2018 and songs from 1970 in 2026. So at the tender age of 76, just nine years from now, Paul McCartney (who already is worth about $737 million) will be raking in the dough.

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Chris Pine & Zachary Quinto: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Japan Premiere!

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Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto suit up for the premiere of Star Trek: Into Darkness held at the Roppongi Hills on Tuesday (August 13) in Tokyo, Japan.

The two co-stars were joined at the event by cast mate Alice Eve along with director JJ Abrams.

At the premiere, the cast took part in a drumming ceremony!

“tokyo love.” Zachary tweeted while celebrating his movie in the city.

Star Trek Into Darkness hits theaters in Japan on August 23!

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Murder Inc.


Ja Rule and Ashanti are back in the studio together. Just days after making his return on N.O.R.E.’s “She Tried (Remix)” — which itself came less than two weeks after he was released from house arrest — the Queens rapper was spotted back in the studio with Ashanti. Can the former Murder Inc. label mates rekindle that “Always On Time” and “Mesmerize” magic?



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This Is A Late Night Gay News Post, ONTD! A PSA For Straight Girls From Gays + Mr. Gay World 2013






Ladies and gentlemen, let us now rip this gay ass post a new one...






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TYFYT, ONTD!





This post is dedicated to my fellow ONTD HGICs fatcavill, luckyluxk, and one of GodGa's fiercest little monster disciples, zuluuluz


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Kendrick Lamar's 'Control' Verse Leaves Hip-Hop Saying 'Good Lord'

Pusha T, Just Blaze, Bun B, Lupe Fiasco and Joe Budden all take to Twitter following Kendrick's fiery verse.

Hip-hop music was built off of competition and Kendrick Lamar gave fans and artists alike a reminder of what it is like to take rap's battlefield.

On Monday night, Big Sean dropped "Control," a leftover track originally recorded for his upcoming Hall of Fame, and it featured Jay Electronica and a fiery verse from K-Dot. After proclaiming himself the king of New York (and the west coast) Kendrick name-dropped a gang of his rap friends, but he wasn't so nice about it.

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Nashville Season 2 Sneak Peek: Rayna Flatlines!

No matter how boring your summer may be, it’s safe to say that you’re having a better time than Nashville‘s Rayna Jaymes.

After all — as we see in this first promo for the ABC drama’s upcoming second season — the First Lady of Country Music is close to death after the car crash at the end of the Season 1 finale.

Press PLAY on the video below (via the televisionpromosdb YouTube channel) to see Rayna in a coma (gulp!), Juliette bitching about it (what else is new?), Deacon asking, “Is she gonna die?” (you’d better hope she doesn’t, mister), a bearded Gunnar kissing someone (who isn’t Scarlett) and more.



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Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes dies age 44



Jon Brookes, the drummer with indie band The Charlatans has died age 44.

He had suffered a seizure on tour with the band in 2010 and had been receiving treatment for a brain tumour.

Brookes had undergone several operations, but had still been working on new material with the band over the summer. He died in hospital on Tuesday morning with his family at his bedside.

Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess tweeted that the band was "torn apart" at the news and sent love to Brookes's family.

"Jon Brookes, my friend, our drummer and inspiration to so many, passed away this morning. We are torn apart. Love & thoughts to Jon's family," he said.

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FULL VERSE : Miley Cyrus Hops On Her 'Baby Daddys' 'Ain't Worried About Nothin' Remix




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and her new baby daddy (her words not ours) French Montana previewed their new collaboration last night.

While most of hip-hop was screaming over Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Big Sean’s “Control,” Miley Cyrus and French Montana were getting ratchet in the studio recording his “Ain’t Worried ‘Bout Nothin’” remix.

Yes, the girl who used to be Hannah Montana will be talking hella sh*t on French Montana’s latest collaboration, and quite frankly, she’s the perfect match for the track.

Think about it. What the hell does Miley Cyrus have to worry about? Now, think long and hard.

Do you have your answer? You do?

Right, the answer is nothing!

Miley Cyrus’ forthcoming album, Bangerz, is set to drop later on this year. In the meantime, take a listen to Miley and French’s preview above

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Rich as fuck Britney Spears blew $7 million last year (on 99 cents stores and fast food)

I Spent $7 Mil ... BUT
I'm Still a Bargain Shopper


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Britney Spears made a fortune last year -- way more than $10 million -- but she's still a hardcore bargain shopper ... this according to new legal docs obtained by TMZ.

According to documents, Britney's conservatorship raked in nearly $14 mil in 2012. But here's the thing ... she spent $6.8 mil, which sounds like a lot, but a closer look makes Brit look like a bargain hunter.

-- $63.74 at a 99 Cents Plus
-- $11.92 at Pay 99 Cents Or Less
-- A tab from Subway, Wetzel's Pretzels, Domino's, IHOP, 7-11, El Pollo Loco, McDonalds, In-N-Out, Coffee Bean, Starbucks, and Romano's Macaroni Grill.
-- $33,959 on grooming and wardrobe -- bargain basement for a big star.

But there are extravagances as well ... like a $500 manicure. And get this -- $3,400 on XMAS lights.

Our favorite -- Britney paid $1,500 to her Kentwood, Louisiana yard boy -- aka, Jamie Lynn's baby daddy Casey Aldridge.

As For Britney's total worth ... it's a lot. The conservatorship alone now has $36.4 million. And that doesn't include a huge chunk of her net worth ... including the $68 mil she made on her last concert tour and the $15 mil she snagged from "X Factor."

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Shia LaBeouf goes on a grocery run in the same 'uniform' he's been sporting for over a month.

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Shia LeBeouf is really taking this whole method acting malarkey a bit far.

Not only is he diligently dressing as a soldier in preparation to film his new movie, Fury, but he's taking it to the extreme by wearing the EXACT same outfit day in, day out.

It's a surprise girlfriend Mia Goth isn't getting fed up, as the ungroomed actor is really starting to look quite grubby.

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DuckTales Remastered: Now Available!



I want to love DuckTales Remastered. Even now. Even after it broke me. I keep thinking maybe I should go back and play it some more. Give it another chance. I have to keep reminding myself why I left in the first place.

DuckTales, based on the classic Disney after-school cartoon, is one of the most fondly remembered games from the Nintendo Entertainment System era. Besides charming graphics and amazing chiptunes, it had a great gameplay gimmick: Scrooge McDuck could use his cane as a pogo stick to bounce around the screen. NES fans’ desire to see a new DuckTales wasn’t purely founded on nostalgia — we also just wanted that great gameplay mechanic back.

Today, Capcom launches DuckTales Remastered, a remake of that game for PlayStation 3, Wii U and PC (an Xbox 360 version will follow on September 11). And yes, that pogo-stick-cane fun is back — but along with it are a bunch of other aspects of 8-bit game design that I wish had stayed in the past.

Let me set the scene. It is last week. I’m just getting started with DuckTales Remastered on Xbox 360. I pick the “Medium” difficulty level. The standard Xbox 360 controller to me seems a little impractical for playing a 2-D platformer, since neither the stick nor the D-pad on the controller feel as precise as the good old NES pad. But I can get over that, I think, as long as the game as designed doesn’t ask me to be more exactingly precise than the controller is capable of.

I play through the introductory stage, which is not difficult, and get to the point where the game asks me to which of its five areas I would like to travel. I pick the Amazon, the first on the list. Now the game becomes very similar to the NES original. The music is a kicked-up version of the original tune, which I’m loving listening to. The enemies all act just like they did in the original — bees fly in serpentine motions at me, apes jump on top of bricks to chase me, Venus flytraps lie in wait to snap at me. It’s all as I remember, just with a modern presentation.

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In Defense of Miley Cyrus


Somewhere in America, someone is mad about the fact that Miley Cyrus is still twerking.

Last night, while Kendrick Lamar was busy taunting the entirety of New York's rap pool, guess what the city's most relevant rapper, French Montana, was doing? Recording with Miley Cyrus. They were working on his "Ain't Worried About Nothin" remix, of all things, and yes, this is a real thing that happened:

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Nick Jonas talks to TMZ about his shirtless selfie; Access Hollywood interview & new guest star role

Nick Jonas called in to TMZ Live yesterday to talk about his shirtless selfie picture, how he trained to get that body, and hints at maybe a magazine cover:


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There was some speculation that he was in NYC yesterday to do a photo shoot related to this, but honestly he was probably just visiting his girlfriend while they both had a break in their schedules.

At the Teen Choice Awards, Access Hollywood tried to get Kevin to give up the goods on if his baby will be a boy or a girl, and who would make the best uncle Joe or Nick:

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ETA: Nick announced on his Twitter today he'll be guest starring on an episode of Hawaii 5-0:


According to reports, Nick will play a "computer hacker involved in a case that the 5-0 team is investigating whose motives might be even more complicated than they suspect."
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Liam Hemsworth on Jimmy Kimmel Live



Liam Hemsworth told "Jimmy Kimmel Live" that he nearly got himself into big trouble with his friends back home. It was all over the big film role that would have launched his career, but ultimately never happened.

Back in 2009, when Sylvester Stallone was casting the first "Expendables" movie, Hemsworth was back in Australia waiting for his big break. He auditioned for the movie, and impressed. So much so that Stallone himself called and offered Hemsworth the role.

Hemsworth said he went wild and celebrated with his friends, but he may have gone too far. "I’d kind of said this," he said, gesturing with his middle finger, "to all my friends." Then, two weeks later, he got word that the role had been written out of the movie.

"Now it wasn’t going to happen. In my head ... I didn’t even care that I hadn’t got the part," Hemsworth said. "I was like, ‘What am I going to tell my friends now?’ What am I going to say?'"

Luckily, Hemsworth made a strong enough impression on Stallone that when a younger character was written into the story for "The Expendables 2," he got that part instead. And just as he'd hoped, his career has only blossomed since then.

His latest, the thriller "Paranoia" co-starring Harrison Ford, hits theaters on Friday. And he's going to get another big boost when he takes a role in the third film in the "Hunger Games" series. The second film, "Catching Fire," hits theaters on November 22.

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Oh! Hello Ellen Page! We can say that Ellen Page has made ​​discreet entrance as she turned up in Montreal for the film X-Men: Days of Future Past ... but the beautiful actress has not managed to fully escape the cameras! There are only a few days to shoot X-Men in Montreal, so if you had the chance to meet Ellen Page yesterday on her arrival at the airport, lucky you ! The Canadian obviously did not want to be recognized and hid behind her book The Denial of Death (a philosophy and psychology book ... little light summer reading ) and passport.


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Downton Abbey Series 4- a Return to Series 1 Glory?


An accurate edit of the official series 4 poster by nuitsdennui. Look closely to spot the difference!


Not even the highly inventive pen of Julian Fellowes can turn back time at Downton Abbey. But as the highly-anticipated fourth series opens – following on from the departure of actor Dan Stevens, and the attendant death of his character, Matthew Crawley, at the end of the 2012 Christmas special – the breakneck pace of progress at Britain's favourite country house has at least slowed down.

It's now 1922, just six months after the car crash. And, as this feature-length opening episode unfolds, there's no sign that we're in for a ride through four full years in one series – as happened with the First World War in series two.

Indeed, as a piece of TV craft, Downton Abbey really does seem to have turned the clock back: this new series much more closely – and welcomely – resembles that glorious first season, which made itself instantly the most popular TV drama in Britain back in 2010.

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Is music piracy all bad for Katy Perry and Lady Gaga?


Pop stars Lady Gaga and Katy Perry were due to release their anticipated new singles a week apart this August. However, when both Perry’s Roar and Gaga’s Applause leaked online this weekend, two days and 10 days early respectively, the pair united in shouting back at the “hackers” responsible on Twitter. Both have now released their tracks early in the same week, causing a fan war in the race for chart success.

The leaks come in the midst of the stars’ promotion for their forthcoming albums. Last week Perry unveiled her new album’s title, Prism, on a giant gold truck and there have been a string of highly-produced short films showing the Russell Brand divorcee preparing for her pop reinvention. Gaga has chosen a more esoteric route for the launch of her album ARTPOP with an app release and nude collaborations with artist Marina Abramovic. Neither of these leaks were intentional on either management’s side.

Pre-release leaks are just one aspect of music piracy, but they’re certainly not new – stretching back to taping tracks off the radio before they were available to buy. Leaks are similarly motivated now: a generation of listeners wanting music ever sooner. They will lap up a track, or part of in Gaga’s case, which has been posted online from inside the music industry’s promo cds and digital tracks. Those who oppose it compare it to “organised crime”.
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Kanye Wants Baby Photos on the Cover of "Vogue," Anna Wintour is "Less Than Enthusiastic"

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Radar is reporting that Kanye West has pitched Anna Wintour on putting his daughter North and Kim Kardashian on the cover of Vogue. According to Radar's anonymous source in Kanye's camp (so, you know, the grain of salt you take this with should induce gout), "Kanye is determined to make sure baby North isn’t photographed by paparazzi then splashed across the world. He knows what he wants—a professional photographer and the cover of Vogue—nothing else."

Wintour's reponse has been "non-pulsed" and she seems "less than enthusiastic" about the whole idea. The source, who's remarkably in tune with Wintour's camp as well as Yeezy's, adds that "Anna is NO fan of Kim or any reality star appearing in the pages of the magazine."

A normal man might accept the supposed polite and professional refusal from one of the most powerful media figureheads in the country. But remember, Kanye is a God, and he's refusing to back down like a mere human. Radar's remarkably investigative source claims that "He’s compiled the latest magazine statistics that show reality stars on the covers of fashion publications—especially Kim—can make sales go through the roof." Wonder if Donda did the creative direction on that PowerPoint presentation...

The situation has now reached biblical and potentially apocalyptic levels. A self-proclaimed God is facing off against a woman whose satanic disposition inspired The Devil Wears Prada. "Nuclear Wintour" has never been known to fuck around or concede much territory when she's in charge. Then again, Kanye has been doing nothing but destroying media guys recently, so who knows who's going to come out on top.

“Kanye is convinced that he’s going to make this happen,” the source concludes.

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kanye still trying to reupholster up in here huh?
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Bruce Springsteen vacations in Spain

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Bruce Springsteen goes shirtless and shows off his fit body while soaking up the sun on Sunday afternoon (August 11) in Mallorca, Spain.

The 63-year-old rocker went paddleboarding to get in some activity and was also seen lounging on the deck of a luxury yacht.

Bruce just set the final dates of his Wrecking Ball world tour, which will be in South America. He will be playing shows in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. Check the details out over at BruceSpringsteen.net!

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Facebook Targets Celebs In Newest Attempt To Catch Up With Other Social Media Sites


Facebook is working on a new app you can’t use — unless you’re a celebrity.

The VIP app, which sources say that Facebook is currently testing with a small group of famous people, essentially lets celebs (or their handlers) easily monitor Facebook fan chatter about themselves from a mobile device. From there, stars can quickly respond to fans on the fly, and can become a part of the conversation.


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Jenny Craig Is Getting Rid Of Celebrity Spokespeople - Because Of Jennifer Hudson

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Jenny Craig has had it with celebrity endorsements. And if your gut reaction is, "But why? I loved Jennifer Hudson's commercials," then you're a part of the problem.

Ad Age reports that new CMO Leesa Eichberger was bombarded with Jennifer Hudson praise, which is problematic considering that the recently svelte singer is actually a Weight Watchers spokesperson. Jenny Craig had Mariah Carey.

Weight Watchers had the memorable Charles Barkley in a dress ad. Jenny Craig had Jason Alexander. Weight Watchers: Jessica Simpson. Jenny Craig: Valerie Bertinelli. The names just weren't sticking for Craig.

So Eichberger has decided to ditch the celebrity-laden "same clichéd path that is out there " in favor of an animated campaign that talks about food options, flexible plans, and one-on-one support. "It's a change for the category, to actually say what we do," she told Ad Age.

But is the new direction more memorable? Havas created the new 30-second spot below. The shop is a part of Jenny Craig's full creative review.


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Melissa Gorga supports sister-in-law Teresa Giudice amid fraud charges


Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga are bonding again.

Melissa Gorga has her sister-in-law Teresa Giudice’s back.

Although the two “Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars were once rivals, they have now seemingly mended ways to become a family again.

While Teresa, 41, and her husband Joe Giudice face some stiff sanctions for bank and bankruptcy fraud -- up to 50 years behind bars for 39 counts of fraud -- Melissa, 34, and her husband Joe Gorga have stepped up to support them.

Melissa Gorga says, ‘I’ve reached out and spoke to Teresa.’

“I’ve reached out and spoke to Teresa,” she told Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live” Sunday. “She knows I have her back, and that the kids, of course, are the No. 1 priority, and you know, that’s what Joe and I are always here for … no matter what.”

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Joell Ortiz Responds To Kendrick Lamar’s “King of New York” Claim On “Control”



Late last night, Kendrick Lamar stirred up a shitstorm with his show-stealing verse on Big Sean’s “Control” and ever since, the entire planet has weighed in on the track. In particular, everyone has been talking about when the Compton rapper rattled off a list of other rappers he sees as his competition while calling himself the king of New York.

As expected, plenty of MCs weren’t going to hear that and just be like, “OH YOU RIGHT!” Joell Ortiz is the first, as far as I know, to respond with his own take on the No I.D. instrumental and here are my immediate thoughts:

Joell can spit with the best of ‘em and sounds fantastic here.
His bars are cohesive and consistent, which is nice considering, yes, Kendrick kind of hopped all over the place.
It’s, again, the first response so everything is still fresh.
I really hope a lot of terrible rappers don’t hop on the beat but they obviously will.
I promise not to post too many of these responses. Only the good ones, like when everyone and their grandmother tried spitting over “Otis”.
I wish the Slaughterhouse dudes could make better albums, both as a unit and solo.
Please let Royce Da 5’9″ rock over this. He’s obviously not from New York and probably won’t do it but I could go for some new Nickel-Nine bars.
I liked Big Sean and Jay Electronica’s verses just fine on the original version of “Control”.
I’m hungry.

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Gwyneth Paltrow Draws Outrage From Authors After Highjacking Literary Event

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Apparently Gwyneth Paltrow didn't make any new friends in the literary world over the weekend.

The "Iron Man" actress attended East Hampton Library’s 9th Annual Authors Night on Saturday to promote her cookbook "It's All Good," and the attention Gwyneth received upset a few of the authors in attendance.

Christina Oxenberg, who was there signing copies of her book "Life Is Short," was particularly upset by the A-list appearance and blogged about her experience being Gwyneth's neighbor for the evening.

"Due to the inflexibility of the alphabet I had the questionable good fortune to be seated directly beside Gwyneth Paltrow," she wrote, noting that a line began to form at their table … just not to see her. "The divinity in question arrived with hubby, children, and a couple of massive bodyguards. The worshippers blocked my view of the whole world, abusing my tiny territory upon which to abandon their trash or lean their sorry asses."

So what is one to do when you are upstaged by a health-conscience celebrity?

"I saw the food table, and suddenly I knew what needed doing. I made a plate of miniature sloppy hamburgers, stinky steak sandwiches, and the like and hauled it back to my piece of table," Oxenberg explained (Paltrow revealed earlier this year that she hasn't eaten red meat in 20 years).

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Witches Be Comin'

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When Peter Liguori took the reigns of Tribune in January, he made original programming on WGN America a priority. Now, that focus has bore fruit, as the cabler orders “Salem” straight to series from 20th Century Fox TV’s cable division Fox 21.

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I don't know what kind of content is on WGN, but I'm excited! I love witches, historically or fictionally based. Has anyone been to Salem? What are your favorite witch movies, ONTD?
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Sandra Oh leaving Grey's Anatomy

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ABC's Grey's Anatomy is losing one of its original and most beloved stars.

Sandra Oh has opted to exit the medical drama from Shonda Rhimes, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

Oh has played prickly doctor Cristina Yang since the series premiered in 2005 and will exit ABC's top-rated drama following the completion of its upcoming 10th season. The actress, who was among the stars who signed new two-year deals in May 2012 to return to Grey's through season 10, instead will pursue other opportunities beyond the series.

"Creatively, I really feel like I gave it my all, and I feel ready to let her go," an emotional Oh tells THR. "It's such an interesting thing to play a character for so long and to actually get the sense that she wants to be let go as well. [Cristina] wants to be let go, and I am ready to let her go. We have to start the process, story-wise, for the Grey's writers to think of why she's going to go."

Oh says she first began thinking about wrapping her Grey's run in May 2012 when what she called the "original six" inked new two-year deals to take them through the 10th season of the series. "I've gone through a lot of therapy over this," she says through tears. "I started thinking about it because I had to prepare myself. I gave myself two years to emotionally let go. At the end of last season, Shonda took me aside and said, 'What are your thoughts?' I said, 'I'm ready.'"

Oh informed her co-stars about her upcoming exit during Tuesday's table read for the show's 200th episode and said the decision "doesn't feel real" yet. "I seriously think I need that much support over processing it over this next year for me to be able to leave fully and leave in a way that I feel like Cristina deserves," she says, noting that Rhimes has supported her every step of the way. "For the first time, at least for my character, you actually have an endpoint, which in series television you never or very rarely have."

"I want this to be a celebration," Oh says of Cristina's final run. "I want us to get to that point where we see this character ride off into the sunset. Letting go of such a huge part of my life … I want to cry right now. Grey's has been the most important role of my life. Playing Cristina and growing her and growing myself in her, I want to usher her into the next section of her life in the best way possible. It's got to be Cristina Yang's happily ever after."

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First Look at 'Vampire Academy' Movie

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Zoey Deutch plays the half-vamp, half-human Rose in the adaptation of Richelle Mead's young-adult novel.


Vampire Academy director Mark Waters sums up his half-human, half-vamp heroine Rose with one word: moxie.

"She's got a lot of personality, and that fun, brassy energy is what makes Rose interesting," the filmmaker (Mean Girls) says of the character played by Zoey Deutch in the movie, adapted from the first book of Richelle Mead's young-adult series by Waters' brother Daniel (Heathers).

"I love this story and Rose and every aspect of it just as much as any die-hard fan," Deutch says. "I'm stoked for people to see how we've remained loyal to the book but also injected some of our own colors into it."

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Shailene Woodley is cutting her hair for TFiOS and donating it to kids that need it

Shailene Woodley is cutting her hair this weekend to prepare for her role as Hazel in The Fault in Our Stars movie. And she’s donating her hair to Children with Hair Loss, an organization that provides free wigs to kids who’ve experienced hair loss due to cancer, burns, or other medical conditions.



When Shailene told me about this, I immediately thought there might be people in nerdfighteria who want to join her. (We already have one convert joining in: Shailene’s mom!) So if you have eight or more inches of spare hair, consider donating it to Children with Hair Loss.

And if you do, let me know via the tags #hairforhazel or #itsjusthair, so I can put together some pictures/reblog your beautiful faces.

I want to be clear that this was entirely Shai’s idea. (I don’t even think the studio knows about it.) I hope if you’re able, you’ll consider joining Shai in donating. Thanks!

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Angus T. Jones On Verge Of Breakdown? 'Two And A Half Men' Star A 'Shadow Of Himself'



Angus T. Jones, aka the half man of "Two and a Half Men," is causing his friends
and family quite a bit of concern. Jones was spotted looking like a much
scruffier version of his character Jake Harper, reportedly as an effort to break
with the image the show projected of him.

“He seems to be a shadow of himself and desperate to get away from the looks
that made him a global star and very wealthy,” one of Jones' friends told the
New York Daily News. “We are concerned about his health, too. Angus has lost a
lot of weight over the summer and looks very skinny compared to how he looked on
the show."

“He seems to be suffering some kind of breakdown," another friend added. "He
appears in denial about the whole saga. And he just doesn’t want to look like
Jake anymore.”

Jones spent over 10 years on the show, and was reportedly earning over $6
million a year by the time he ended his role. Yet, being paid $300,000 per
episode didn't seem to affect his loyalty.

In November 2012, Jones took to YouTube "Seventh-Day Adventist firebrand" Chris
Hudson, pleading with viewers to quit tuning in. “Please stop watching it.
Please stop filling your head with filth,” he begged.

Although Jones later revised the statement and apologized to the creator of "Two
And A Half Men," he is clearly still grappling with the effects of the show's
legacy.

His motivations, as expressed in the YouTube testimonial, seem to be motivated
by religious urges to break with the less-than-moral escapades of "Two And A
Half Men."

Jones' parents, Kelly and Carey Jones, have both voiced their worry over his
relationship with the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. The actor is reportedly
reconsidering his involvement with the group, as he plans to leave for college
this coming fall.

This sad turn of events for Jones harkens back to Charlie Sheen's comment
following his now-infamous YouTube video: "I dare anyone to spend 10 years in
the laugh-track that is Chuck Lorre's hive of oppression and not suffer some
form of an emotional tsunami."

It doesn't seem like anyone is #winning.

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Desperate Lady Gaga STILL wearing garish war paint to plug new song...Katy remains unbothered

They are currently battling head-to-head on the charts after releasing their new singles within one day of each other.

But Katy Perry is already in the lead as Lady Gaga trails behind her, despite the Poker Face singer's desperate attempts to regain her position as Queen Of Pop.

The 27-year-old stepped out on Tuesday wearing the same garish war paint she has sported the past few days to plug her new song Applause, while Katy, 28, acted like someone with nothing to prove as she arrived in a tracksuit at JFK International Airport in New York that same morning.



Katy is currently charting at number one on the iTunes chart, with Gaga right behind at number two.

Both pop stars were forced to release their new singles early due to online leaks.

Katy debuted her surefire hit Roar - the lead single off her upcoming album Prism - on Sunday after it appeared online Saturday.

'Looks like there's a tiger on the loose!!!' the singer wrote in a Twitter post Sunday about the leak, adding that the song would be officially available on iTunes by midnight.

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“Applause” Music Video To Premiere On GMA August 19th






We hinted on a possible Good Morning America announcement 2 weeks ago for those who follow us on Twitter. Today Good Morning America decided to announced the news on their Twitter page.

Lady Gaga will premiere her new music video for Applause, directed by Inez & Vinoodh, on August 19th. She will also give a special interview. The video will be available on VEVO right after.

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Flo Rida Made a New Music! ft pitbull



On Monday night, Stephen Colbert expounded on his love for rapper Flo Rida, “the last black man willing to be associated with the state of Florida,” who recently performed his bum song, “Can’t Believe It” on the “Today” show.

Colbert noted that Flo Rida has the dubious honor of being “the best state-named rapper out there,” sharing some of the most inventive puns ever uttered on “The Colbert Report”:

HERE IS DA NEW SONG/VIDEO!!!!! its about bootys


Flo Rida - Can't Believe It ft. Pitbull [Official Music Video]



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Celebrity Sneaker Watch: Miley Cyrus in Air Jordan III “Black Cement”


For another of todays CSW sighting we have the unofficial queen of twerk, Miley Cyrus. When Miley isn’t dancing, she is out trying to dodge the paparazzi while rocking a pair of the “Black Cement” Air Jordan III’s. Though she tried to use her Chanel bag to try to shield her face, it was indeed the haircut and sweatshirt that gives her away.
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Rihanna Hails a Cab in New York City



Rihanna heads out of her hotel and hails a cab to head out for the day on Tuesday afternoon (August 13) in New York City.

The 25-year-old singer was spotted reuniting with her pal Katy Perry the night before for dinner in the Big Apple. Love seeing those two hanging out together!

“This is my ‘BREAKING BAD IS ON TONIGHT, AND I STILL HAVE 3 EPISODES LEFT BEFORE I CAN WATCH IT’ face,” Rihanna wrote on Instagram over the weekend along with a funny photo.

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Gaga plays the underdog in her "Applause" commercial. Who does she think she's kidding?


It's always risky to make too much out of a song's lyrics, but Lady Gaga's new "Applause" is so immediately striking in its un-sing-along-able ridiculousness it's hard to know where to start. Julie Andrews always advised us to start at very the beginning, so here's how a groaning Gaga opens: "I stand here waiting for you to bang the gong / To crash the critic saying, 'Is it right or is it wrong?'" When Gaga first shared the ARTPOP single on August 12, ahead of schedule, that line raised the question of who exactly in the world wants to go out and sing karaoke or pump their fists in the car about a subject as (frankly) removed from everyday life as us cantankerous music-opinion types. Now, it's clear that leveraging Gaga's market clout against a critical establishment that may have tired of her was the point all along.

We called the song "forgettable" and "the sound of one pop star clapping for herself," and obviously we're right. But as Idolator sums up in its reviews round-up, the critical reception to this club-ready song was generally glowing. And yet Gaga has shared a short video, above, ironically declaring that Lady Gaga is "over," "a flop," "no longer relevant," so "don't buy" her new single — and there's a link to buy her new single, haha. On the one hand, Gaga got us: She has turned even her critics into part of her art. But on the other hand, that decision reflects a more insidious embrace of entrenched power.
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Unreleased Kanye West album from his group Go Getters & He Has Two Day Holiday In Greece Without KK


Here’s a bit of hip-hop history to chew on this Monday morning. Reddit points us to recordings from an unreleased album by Chicago-based hip-hop group the Go Getters featuring a little known rapper/producer named Kanye West. Rounded out by rapper GLC, who later signed to Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music label, Timmy G, and producer Arrowstar, the group recorded a handful of songs around 2000, made a few radio appearances, and even did a photoshoot. As Fake Shore Drive explains, their album World Record Holders was never released, but a number of recordings did surface once Kanye gained notoriety.

Check out six Go Getters recordings via the YouTube playlist, or grab the full download of their album via Fake Shore Drive.
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Kanye West has been spotted on holiday in Greece, without his girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, who gave birth to their first child, North West, just two months ago.

The hip hop star was seen lounging around with friends and soaking up the lavish sunshine, however he apparently had a terrible time and he has now returned home to be with his young family.
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Daily Dose Of Propaganda:Comedy star Meera Syal hits out over lack of Asian faces on British TV .

Comedy star Meera Syal hits out over lack of Asian faces on British TV and says producers have 'gone backwards.



Goodness Gracious Me star Meera Syal has criticised British television for not showing enough Asian faces.

Syal, 52, said it was sad that the success of the shows that catapulted her to fame 17 years ago had not opened the floodgates to a new generation of Asian talent.

‘I think in some ways we have gone backwards,’ Ms Syal said, adding that she still finds herself playing the ‘Spot the Asian on TV’ game she played when she was a child.



She also said that TV producers were missing a trick by not reaching out to the ‘brown pound’.

Syal, who is also a bestselling novelist, added: ‘It seems like the presence we had in the late 1990s and early Noughties is less and that is sad.’

Syal delivers her criticisms in BBC Radio 4’s The Reunion programme, which reunited members of the team that made Goodness Gracious Me a huge hit on both radio and television between 1996 and 2001.

Ms Syal said the show, which co-starred Sanjeev Bhaskar, Nina Wadia and Kulvinder Ghir, gave Asian teenagers a sense of confidence.

The Reunion – Goodness Gracious Me will be broadcast on Radio 4 next Sunday at 11.15am.

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2 rounds of Plagiarism for Katy Perry; accused yet again for copying lyric video's format

Katy Perry has been accused of plagiarising both the melody and the video for her new single, Roar. Pop fans have drawn similarities between Perry's recent releases and works by Sara Bareilles and Dillon Francis.

Bright and propulsive, Roar was released yesterday – the lead single for Perry's forthcoming album, Prism. But about four months ago, the American singer Sara Bareilles released her own bright and propulsive single, a track called Brave. That song, which reached No 61 in the US, has a lot in common with Roar: several enterprising listeners have mashed the songs together, highlighting the similarities. The matter is even more controversial because Perry herself tweeted about Brave, saying in May that she "hearts" Bareilles.

Meanwhile, as the Daily Swarm observed, moombahton DJ Dillon Francis has begun clamouring about the resemblance between Roar's lyric video and his own clip for the track Messages. Released through Diplo's Mad Decent label, Messages has a video built out of text bubbles, emoji and other trappings of modern instant messaging. The brand new video for Roar uses the same technique.

"@katyperry steals my 'Messages' music video idea … What the fuck?" Francis tweeted. "Legitimately this is so dope that @katyperry's director thought my video was good enough to rip off … Even if you don't like my music come to one of my shows and I bet you will be blown away by my fans and I."

Perry has yet to respond to either claim.

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Johnny Weir said he’s willing to be arrested to make people pay attention to Russian anti-gay laws

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Figure skater Johnny Weir is gay, married to a man of Russian descent, and hoping to skate for the U.S. in Sochi. Russia's anti-gay laws hit him close to home. Weir knows if he makes the U.S. team, he will be in danger of being arrested when he competes in Sochi.

This doesn't deter him from wanting to make his third Olympics. Weir said if he is arrested for the better treatment of the LGBT community in Russia, "so be it."

"If it takes me getting arrested for people to pay attention, and for people to lobby against this law, then I'm willing to take it," he said to CBS, adding: "Like anyone, I'm scared to be arrested. But I'm also not afraid of being arrested."

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GaGa under fire for "desperate" tactics


This afternoon, Lady Gaga made two disturbing tweets that encourage her fans to help her get another number one song. In the first one, she announced a contest in which fans can win a chance to meet her and attend a concert if they purchase her new single "Applause," which is being overshadowed by Katy Perry's "Roar." In the second one, she lets fans know they will have a better chance of winning if they buy multiple copies. She tells them that they must post pictures of the purchase receipts.

As of this afternoon, some of Lady Gaga's fans have individually spent over $300 in order to buy multiple copies of "Applause" in hopes of winning the contest. Billboard tells us that all copies purchased will count towards the charting of the song. However, many Internet posters believe that Lady Gaga is not only taking advantage of her fans, but trying to score a number one song through inflated sales methods.

Two years ago, after the "Born This Way" album fell flat, Lady Gaga reduced the price to 99 cents and Billboard counted the sales. Due to the backlash, Billboard no longer counts albums that sell for less than three dollars. Let's hope people complain enough about this desperate stunt for it to cause a backlash.

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Arrested Development Hidden Jokes: Episodes 9 and 10



We wouldn't let you go too long without another edition of our ongoing Arrested Development Easter-egg hunt. Maybe you're watching the episodes for the first time along with these walkthroughs, or maybe you've already seen the entire thing and just want to check out what you may have missed. There have been many installments of this series before this one, so catch up if you need to. We'll wait. But only for two more seconds. Okay, let's go.

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Thailand's Anime Censorship Sure Is Strict



"Censorship level: Thailand" is no joke! Check out just how tough the country's censorship is.

For years now, anime viewers in Thailand have been dealing with ironclad regulations for broadcast dubs—something that fans outside the country have also noticed.



But it's not just anime. On Thai television broadcasts, stations censor alcohol consumption, weapons pointed at people, cigarettes, blood, and swimwear. You can read more in this Thai censorship wiki entry.

Recently, Japanese site Thailog posted a clip from a dubbed Sailor Moon episode that appeared on Thai TV. While the episode originally appeared on Japanese television in 1992, it was broadcasted in Thailand in early last year. Thailog introduced it again this past Friday.

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New Show 'My Big Fat Revenge' Condemns Fat-Shaming By Having The Shamed Lose Weight On TV



The producers of "The Biggest Loser" might not seem like the best people to help women who have been fat-shamed regain their confidence. But that doesn't mean they won't take it upon themselves to do so -- through the medium of reality television, of course. Enter "My Big Fat Revenge," a new show that has a VERY twisted way of condemning fat-shamers: having their victims lose weight.

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THIS BOY IS ON FIREEEEEEEEE! Josh Hutcherson poses with Motorcycle during photoshoot



Josh Hutcherson is a motorcycle stud while posing for a photo shoot on Tuesday afternoon (August 13) in Los Angeles.

It was just announced that the 20-year-old actor’s upcoming film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will hold its world premiere in London, England.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Josh Hutcherson

The sequel finds District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Hutcherson) becoming targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

A few days earlier, Josh hit the court at the 2nd Annual Celebrity Basketball Game Benefiting Straight But Not Narrow held at L.A. LIVE.

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Breaking Bad Season Opener Dedicated to Teen Superfan Who Died of Cancer




Ailing California teen Kevin Cordasco shushed anyone who dared to speak whenever he watched his beloved Breaking Bad from his hospital bed.

And on Sunday night, his family is convinced, he was watching the long-awaited final season's opener in his own way, from somewhere, and acknowledged the nod to their astute young superfan.

The critically acclaimed AMC series dedicated Sunday's episode to Cordasco, who, at age 16, died in March after a seven-year battle with neuroblastoma, a form of cancer. Collapse )

Let's Totally Overanalyze 'Breaking GOD'



After what felt like forever, Breaking Bad finally, finally came back. What a treat! And based on its teasing reveals, it gives viewers an opportunity to bust out some theories about where the show's final episodes are heading. Who will live? Who will die? And how much ricin does one guy need? In the wake of last night's season premiere, a few new theories have presented themselves.

So where will this season of Breaking Bad take us? There have been many wild theories circulating the Internet. Here are the best of the bunch.

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READ THE REST OF THE THEORIES OVER AT THE SOURCES:

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Entertainment Weekly
Daily Beast

Bieber Grants 8-Year-Old's Wish, Breaks Record



Justin Bieber granted his 200th wish (via Make-A-Wish) this weekend, breaking the foundation's record to become the first-ever recording artist to ever reach that milestone.

The lucky recipient, 8-year-old Annalysha Brown-Rafanan, was surprised on Christmas Day 2012 with the news that she would finally get to meet her idol and attend his Atlanta, GA concert on August 10.

"Justin Bieber makes her happy, and through all her illness and poking and all that, it just takes away from 'I'm sick,'" said an overjoyed Contrina Brown, the young girl's mom.

Annalysha, who suffers from a life-threatening liver condition, chose to spend her quality time performing a mini Q&A with the Biebs, asking any and every question she could before dropping a proposal of marriage, which he gleefully accepted.

Watch the video to see the adorable moment in action!

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NCIS Exclusive: Meet Ziva's Successor

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NCIS has officially begun planning for life after Ziva.

TVLine has learned that the search for a full-time castmember to fill the void left by departing leading lady Cote de Pablo is currently underway at the CBS hit.

According to just-released casting intel, the new twentysomething female character — named Bishop — “is bright, educated, athletic, attractive, fresh-faced, focused and somewhat socially awkward. She has a mysterious mixture of analytic brilliance, fierce determination and idealism. She’s traveled extensively, but only feels comfortable at home.”

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Has Lady Gaga Done It Again? 'Applause' Accused of Ripping Off 'Girl Gone Wild'



Within seconds of “Applause” hitting iTunes, outraged Madonna fans were wagging their collective finger at Lady Gaga (again) — this time for allegedly ripping off 2012 single “Girl Gone Wild”. This kind of thing has to be taken with a grain of salt. Mostly it’s just sour grapes or semi-effective trolling. (Amusingly enough, Little Monsters pulled a similar stunt a couple days earlier when they accused Katy Perry of plagiarizing Sara Bareilles‘ “Brave” on her new single).

Unlike the obvious similarities between “Express Yourself” and “Born This Way”, this case of thievery draws a fairly long bow. “Applause” and “Girl Gone Wild” do sound similar but that’s not surprising considering they belong to the same Euro-house genre. However, it’s still worth checking out the mash-up being passed around by conspiracy theorists — not because it’s particularly damning, rather because it’s actually quite catchy. Judge for yourself above.

Is this a knock off or does Team Madonna have too much time on its hands? Voice your opinion in the comments below.

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