September 19th, 2013

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GTA V makes $800,000,000 in one day

Take-Two has announced that Grand Theft Auto V generated approximately $800 million in sales worldwide during its first 24 hours on sale. According to Take-Two, this marks “the highest first day retail sales of any title in the history of the company and the Grand Theft Auto series.”Take-Two notes that the figure includes sales across both platforms in all territories, but added that GTA 5 has not yet launched in Japan or Brazil."All of us at Take-Two are thrilled with the initial response to Grand Theft Auto V,” said Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick. “Once again, the team at Rockstar Games have outdone themselves, setting the entertainment industry's new standard for creativity, innovation and excellence. Beginning at midnight on Monday, consumers around the world gathered in anticipation to be among the first to experience the evolution of this remarkable series. In North America alone, more than 8,300 stores opened their doors at midnight to welcome fans whose loyalty and enthusiasm were rewarded with what The New York Times called 'the most immersive spectacle in interactive entertainment'. We are incredibly proud of Rockstar Games' creative achievement and could not be more pleased with the success of this launch."

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Have any of you played it yet? It seems it's been banned here in the Middle East and it's annoying to get, ugh.
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Cate Blanchett: Equality For Women Being Lost



Cate Blanchett has told Sky News she has ruled out going into politics, although she is concerned that a "wave of conservatism sweeping the globe" is affecting the role of women in society.

The Australian was in London to promote her new film, Blue Jasmine, directed by Woody Allen.

He is famous for making muses of his leading ladies, but Blanchett, who describes herself as a feminist, believes equality for women has yet to be achieved.

"I'm reading a book by (Australian feminist writer) Anne Summers called The Misogyny Factor, and I feel that all of the steps forward that we've made ... a lot of those have been rescinded," she said.


"Conservatism is affecting the way women perceive who they are in the world."

Blanchett was asked about Australia's first woman prime minister, Julia Gillard, who claimed she had been "the subject of a very sexist smear campaign".

The Lord Of The Rings actress said: "Whether you admire her as a politician or not, as a woman and out of respect for the office of the prime minister, how she was treated was quite shocking."


Blue Jasmine is set in the aftermath of the banking crisis and tells the story of a New York socialite whose life falls apart when her financier husband, played by Alec Baldwin, is exposed as a fraud.
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I'm always shocked that we are still fighting for gender equality.

Model-turned-actor-turned-singer, Colton Haynes, teases 'You Raise Me Up' cover + musical project



Who knew Colton Haynes could sing?!?

The 25-year-old Arrow star has shared audio of himself singing Josh Groban‘s “You Raise Me Up” for an upcoming project of his – and it’s great!!!

“Hey Tweeps! Check out the teaser for this special musical project I’ve been working on! Details soon..” he tweeted. We can’t wait to find out more details!

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Adele tweets praise for Kanye West: "God, I love Kanye West so much"


Adele had nothing but praise for Kanye West last night after watching his performance on Later... With Jools Holland.

The 25-year-old 'Skyfall' singer took to Twitter to praise the hip-hop artist after he performed 'Bound 2', taken from his critically acclaimed album, Yeezus.

Kanye flew into London to record a special taping for the show, which aired last night on BBC Two and the rapper performed a stripped-back version of the song alongside R&B legend Charlie Wilson.

Watching from the comfort of her own sofa, mum-of-one Adele tweeted:



Adele, who was last seen enjoying Lady Gaga's concert at the iTunes Festival earlier this month, doesn't tweet too often, so we reckon she must have been really impressed with Kanye's performance! We'd love to see the two music stars collaborate in the near future!

Kanye performed his track alongside the likes of Sting and Kings of Leon on the 30 minute show. The rapper can be seen performing more tracks in an extended version of the show to air on Friday (20 September).

Watch Kanye's performance of 'Bound 2' below:
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u betta recognise adele. hope she's bowing in the presence of greatness rn
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Breaking Bad and Masculinity, Is It Misandrist?

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Breaking Bad is but a few episodes from completion and it's hard to say anything about it that has not been said, but I bravely intend to do so anyhow. In recent weeks, there has been much discussion of the lack of strong female characters (which I personally think does the show a bit of a disservice), [ummmm, wut?] but not enough has been made of the show's persistent and fierce criticism of masculinity that has permeated the show throughout the five-season run.
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TL;DR version:  The show might be "anti-man" because it shows the consequences of male ego and pride.
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Oyster Mag Interviews Kween Marina Abramović Where She Reveals Willem DaFoe Sucked On Her Tits




Marina Abramović is bigger than Beyoncé — well, not really. But as performance artists go, she’s pretty darn famous. At 66 years of age, Marina has faced fear and death innumerable times. She’s gone walkabout solo in the Australian desert, been stabbed and scarred by her audience members and, perhaps most terrifyingly, made Lady GaGa dance nude in her backyard. What’s next for one of the world’s most successful, notorious, and experimental artists?


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Jason Statham Almost Died Filming 'Expendables 3'


Production on The Expendables 3 began last month in Bulgaria with director Patrick Hughes at the helm. We've seen a photo from the set with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Harrison Ford and the paparazzi has landed some shots of the rest of the cast, but we won't post them here.

What we will post, however, is a story from cast member Terry Crews who talks about a supposed near-death experience. However, as he tells the story, it's clear that it's really Jason Statham who actually almost died while filming the sequel. Basically some faulty brakes on a truck resulted in Statham driving straight into the Black Sea.

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Britney Spears’ Team Stunned By ‘Unapproved’ Question On ‘Good Morning America’


Before Britney Spears agreed to appear for an exclusive sit-down interview with Good Morning America, all questioned had to be pre-approved by her team and RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned they were stunned by an unapproved question that left the pop star panicked.

The interview “absolutely had conditions in place about what Sam Champion could ask her. The formal sit-down interview took place before Britney appeared live on Tuesday from the desert,” a source told Radar.

“Britney’s team panicked when Sam deviated from the pre-approved questions and asked her who her first kiss was. There was a brief moment of panic from Britney’s team, but she handled it like a pro.”

According to the insider, pre-approved questions have always been a demand from Spears’ team.

“Britney doesn’t do any interviews with any media outlets that don’t agree to the conditions set forth by her team,” the source said.

“This is done to protect Britney, and so she won’t be asked any awkward questions.”

The 31-year-old mother-of-two made the exciting announcement about the latest phase in her career after she got helicoptered into the morning show, with as many as 1,000 fans (dressed as schoolgirls) on the ground cheering on the pop princess.

“This is such a sweet thing to do. I don’t even know what to say,” Spears said. “I’m speechless … this is shocking.”

Team Spears also “set a time limit on the interview with Britney. It had to be controlled,” the insider added.

“The interview took place in under 30 minutes, not including hair, makeup and lighting.”

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Also footage of Britney on Miley's new MTV documentary were released last night by MTV
The clip shows Britney Spears & Miley recording a song in the studio. Miley tells Britney about her MTV performance before the whole mess happened.

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Star Wars: Saoirse Ronan Reading for Star Wars, Benedict Cumberbatch Definitely Cast?

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Latino Review is back with more rumors from the "Star Wars" front. According to the site, Atonement, Hanna and The Host star Saoirse Ronan went in to read for a role in Star Wars: Episode VII. They say they don't know which role it was for, but they did add via Twitter that someone "else went in for the female villain role" as well.

The site is also sticking to its guns about their Benedict Cumberbatch story, saying:

"DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE ABOUT BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH NOT BEING IN STAR WARS. HE IS IN THE MOVIE! In fact, he will be in all three Star Wars films! It’s all a smoke screen. Folks, remember when Cumberbatch denied being Khan for over a year? Same situation here. At least give us the benefit of the doubt hence why we are bringing this up. Point is, he lied before and he can lie again. Google it. One more time because it is worth repeating, Benedict Cumberbatch will be will in the upcoming Star Wars movies. I don’t care if he denies it till opening day. We were right before about him playing Khan, and we will be right again on this one. Technically, his part in Episode VII is very small but the role is much bigger in Episode VIII and Episode IX."

Well, then. Moving on to word on another location being eyed for filming. Latino Review claims that Lucasfilm is looking at Las Cruces, New Mexico for some of the scenes in the first film. Most of the filming will de done in London, however.

Lucasfilm and Disney have not confirmed any Star Wars: Episode VII casting rumors, but stay tuned for when they do.

I know ONTD posted on Cumberbatch before but LR is sticking to it. What do you think? Could you picture a "Star Wars" movie starring Saoirse Ronan and Benedict Cumberbatch? Female villian.

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Michael Fassbender Admits That His "12 Years A Slave" Rape Scene Was "Difficult To Film"



12 Years A Slave won big at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, bagging the People's Choice Award and Michael Fassbender has now spoken out about filming the role, naming the rape scene as one of the "toughest" parts to play.

The movie is Fassbender's third collaboration with director Steve McQueen and he's admitted that the film is a tough one to watch, with the premiere leaving audience members sobbing.



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National Book Awards unveils fiction longlist



The National Book Foundation released today its longlist in Fiction for this year’s National Book Award. Among the authors are former National Book Award winners and finalists, a Pulitzer Prize winner and a debut novelist.

  • Pacific by Tom Drury

  • The End of the Point by Elizabeth Graver

  • The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner

  • The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

  • A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthona Marra

  • The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

  • Someone by Alice McDermott

  • Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon

  • Tenth of December by George Saunders

  • Fools by Joan Silber

Finalists will be announced October 16.

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Angelina Jolie's 'Maleficent' Has Its Release Date Moved Up Replaces 'The Good Dinosaur'



You can't keep an evil queen down. Jolie's "Maleficent" takes "The Good Dinosaur" release date of May 30, 2014 after the dino director goes extinct.

Angelina Jolie's evil turn as Maleficent has moved up on the Disney studio's batting order for next year.

The new Disney flick will now hit theaters on May 30, 2014 as opposed to July 2, 2014.

This will allow for Malecifent to have a calmer opening weekend, avoiding Transformers 4 and Fast & Furious 7, along with the World Cup which is slated during that time as well.


Angelina co-stars with Elle Fanning, Juno Temple, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley and more in the movie. Angelina‘s daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt has a cameo!

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Were getting it a whole month (and a few days) earlier! I just hope the rumors about the teaser premiering before Thor: The Dark World are true because we need something new besides that one image (it sucks about the Good Dinosaur though).
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More pics of Liam Hemsworth kissing Eiza + Liam keeps his head down at LAX

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Getting ready to leave all his personal life drama back in Hollywood, Liam Hemsworth jetted out of LAX Airport on Wednesday (September 18).

The "Hunger Games" star tried to lay low in a gray T-shirt, navy blue pants, and a New York Yankees baseball cap as he went through security.


Though his split with Miley Cyrus was just announced on Tuesday, just a few hours later the Aussie actor was photographed planting a passionate smooch on singer-actress Eiza González.

Over the weekend, the two partied it up at the Wynn Resort nightclub XS where they seem to have really hit it off.

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Disney’s ‘Frozen’ releases new poster, trailer due next Thursday



Walt Disney Animation Studios has released a new poster for their upcoming winter film Frozen.

According to the film’s official synopsis, “Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.”

In the new Frozen poster we see all of the aforementioned characters including Olaf, who takes the lead in this promotional preview:

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Are you going to watch this?
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America's Boyband Post: Meets Amber and Ryan, Carlos & Alexa Vega's Engagement Details, + More!



Big Time Rush's GMA appearance will air tomorrow morning



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Big Time Rush and Ariana Grande are performing at Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play this Saturday. Tickets are sold out (they've been sold out since BTR was announced to perform, I didn't even know Ariana was performing until they mentioned it in their live interview today). The concert will air on Nickelodeon on Sunday @ 7:30 PM.
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5 Things to Know About Liam Hemsworth's Lady

Is Eiza González the new Miley Cyrus? Um, no, of course not—there's only one Queen of Twerk. (rme)



But Eiza has been spotted with Liam Hemsworth—at a Las Vegas nightclub over the weekend and just hours after the Hunger Games hunk and Miley went public with the news of their split yesterday.

So who is Ms. González? Here are five things you need to know about the 23-year-old Mexican singer-actress.

1. She Comes From a Famous Family: Just like Miley, Eiza was born to be a star. Her mom Glenda Reyna, a former model, hosted Mexico's Next Top Model from 2009 to 2012.

2. She Got Her Big Break at Age 16: In 2007, Eiza was cast as the lead in Lola, Érase Una Vez (Lola, Once Upon a Time). Per LatinTimes.com, landing this role as a modern-day Cinderella also resulted in a record deal for two albums based on the telenovela. She's also gone on to star in five telenovelas and release two solo albums since then.

3. She's (Essentially) Hannah Montana: In Sueña Conmigo, a 2010 telenovela produced by Nickelodeon Latin America, Eiza starred as Clara Molina aka Roxy Pop. Clara has to keep her rock star alter ego secret as she competes for fame on a reality show, much like Miley Stewart had to do with her Hannah Montana persona.

4. She's Been Single Since This Summer: Per People en Español, Eiza confirmed in August 2013 that her two-year relationship with Mexican businessman Pepe Díaz was done. At the time, Eiza said she'd been single "for over a month." On Aug. 26, 2013, she posted a quote on Instagram seemingly confirming she was unattached, reading: "I've been single for a while and I have to say it's going very well. Like…It's working out. I think I'm the one."

5. She's Pulled a Miley Before: While her twerking abilities remain unproven, Eiza shows off her dance moves in her music video "Te Acordarás De Mi" (which translates to "Remember Me"). She also cuddles up to an adorable pug and simultaneously pulls a Miley with the precious pup—both sticking out their tongues at the same moment.


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Well, Liam has a type. And lol @ all 5 of these facts being compared to Miley. Jeez.
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Q&A – Dean Norris (Hank Schrader) from Breaking Bad



Dean Norris, who plays Hank Schrader on AMC’s Breaking Bad, talks about punching Bryan Cranston and how the final episodes were like a greatest hits tour.

Q: For the last few seasons, Hank has become much more of a protagonist. Have your friends and family weighed in on this epic showdown between good and evil?

A: It’s kind of the talk of the town out here. I like when I hear people say, “Oh, man, we feel for Hank now in a way maybe we didn’t before.” To make it hard for them to root for Walt is something that I hope occurs.
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Nintendo Pioneer Dead at 85


Ex-Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi -- who revolutionized the video game industry by introducing the world to Super Mario -- died this morning of pneumonia at a hospital in Japan.

Yamauchi introduced the Nintendo Entertainment System to America in 1985, and followed up by launching the greatest video game franchises in history, including Super Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong.

Hiroshi left the company in 2002 -- but reportedly refused to accept his retirement pension allegedly worth between $9 to $14 million dollars ... claiming Nintendo could put it to better use.

With an estimated net worth of around $2.1 billion, Hiroshi was ranked the 13th richest man in Japan at the time of his death.

Hiroshi was 85. He is survived by his wife and 3 kids.

Now fire up that NES and kick some Bowser ass in his honor.
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Josh Brolin Talks Inherent Vice, Calls Experience "Absolute Fucking Chaos"




With the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival officially behind us, the swirl of press inevitably left in its wake is now slowly unfurling onto the internet for cinephiles worldwide to consume. As a consequence, David Poland, whose utterly invaluable "DP/30" series tracks down a major player from just about every significant film from these festivals and talks candidly on camera with them for a half hour, sat down with Inherent Vice-star Josh Brolin, who was there promoting his work in Jason Reitman's Labor Day. As you may have guessed would happen over the course of thirty minutes, the conversation meandered a bit toward Brolin's past, present, and future projects near the middle, and here's what he had the following to say about working with Paul Thomas Anderson around the 14:40 mark transcribed (roughly) by yours truly (Cigs & Red Vines).

[Reitman] always seems to get these performances out of people--

Which is incredible... Because I can't go back and say, "Oh Jason does this thing," whereas like Paul Thomas Anderson, having just worked with him... [it's like] let's go this way, or let's whisper the lines, and let's actually take out all the lines and we'll do it like charades once. Or, you know, like, hold him -- put him on your shoulders and let's do the whole scene like that. He's all over the place. It's just absolute fucking chaos every day, all day. Which is great, 'cause you feel like you've done something. But, you know, we'll see how it turns out.

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Rob Lowe Defends Zac Efron

UPDATE: Despite a report claiming that Efron had undergone two stints in rehab, a source insists that the actor in fact only underwent treatment one time, as E! News originally reported.

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Rob Lowe is speaking out regarding Zac Efron's recent stint in rehab.



The Parks and Recreation star served up some words of wisdom on Twitter Wednesday, and while he doesn't mention 25-year-old Efron by name, it's probably safe to say we know who he's talking about given their friendship.

"A thought: if you only find out a person has been to rehab weeks or months after they got out, they're probably serious about recovery," Lowe tweeted.

It's certainly a nice sentiment when you consider that the 49-year-old actor celebrated 23 years of sobriety earlier this spring.

The two have been pals for several years now. In fact, Lowe recently posted a Vine video showing Efron celebrating the Fourth of July holiday with Lowe and his family. (Who knew?) Fireworks and all! Earlier this week, sources told E! News exclusively that Efron had actually gone through rehab about five months ago.

"He's healthy, happy and not drinking," one souce said. "He's taking time to focus on working."
At the Toronto International Film Festival, Efron attended the premiere of Parkland, his upcoming ensemble drama about the JFK assassination.

"I'm good, real good," he said.

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Chelsea Handler slams Britney Spears, makes fun of her career



Chelsea Handler has a lot of opinions about Britney Spears' announcement that she is heading to Sin City.

The late-night host chatted (and joked) with her panel about the pop star's announcement on the Tuesday, Sept. 17 edition of Chelsea Lately. The Grammy winner revealed earlier in the day that she inked a two-year deal to perform at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

"They are shooting for a cool hip club-like show," Handler said as the studio audience chuckled. "She doesn't want to move to Vegas because she doesn't want to take her children out of school, cause she's a great mother."

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Aaron Paul Shows Off Hidden Talent on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'



Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, where he got the chance to show off his non-acting, non-meth cooking talents on the "Celebrity Hidden Talent Show."

Paul explained that since he was a kid, he's been able to tell the gender of a dog just by petting it on the back, and to prove it, he strapped on a blindfold, swore on the life of Jessie Pinkman's ex-girlfriend's son Brock that he had no prior knowledge of the dogs' sex and got down to petting some super adorable pups. Cue a can't-believe-no-one-had-thought-of-this-yet way to work in Pinkman's unofficial catchphrase: "Bitch!" After correctly identifying three female dogs as such, Paul went four for four when he got to a Boston terrier and declared, "This one's got balls, bitch!" Classic Pinkman.

Aaron Paul also said things are about to get even worse as the series heads into its home stretch.

"You know this last week's episode was pretty messy," he said, in something of an understatement. "The final two episodes are so much more messier." Uh-oh.

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Gwyneth Paltrow refuses to use other people's showers, toilet paper



Gwyneth Paltrow’s been criticized for her recent over-the-top comments and unrealistic advice on her blog, Goop, but her latest antics may be some of the most over-the top yet.

An insider tells Life & Style of Gwyn’s high maintenance diva demands at the gym: “Before she showers, Gwyneth makes someone go into the stall and wipe the entire shower dry!” an insider tells Life & Style. “She refuses to touch what she calls ‘somebody else’s shower water.’”

And though her gym offers a variety of high-end bottled water, they don’t carry her favorite brand, SmartWater. “When she's there, they have to send someone to the gas station to buy a couple bottles of SmartWater,” the insider explains. “She made such a fuss about it not being stocked, but she doesn't come in often enough.”

But it doesn’t end there. “She also refuses to use toilet paper that anyone has touched and demands an unopened package.” continues the insider. “It’s nuts.”

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Tupac Biopic Headed to the Big Screen


Seventeen years after his death, the legendary Tupac Shakur will be resurrected on the big screen in a new biopic.

Morgan Creek Productions and Emmett Furla Films are in final negotiations to partner on the film entitled Tupac, it was announced today.

Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, has signed on as executive producer. Tupac will be produced by James G. Robinson, David Robinson, and LT Hutton along with Randall Emmett and George Furla.

The film, which is reportedly budgeted at $45 million, centers around the life of the hip-hop icon, who was shot and killed in Las Vegas in 1996 at the age of 25.

Production is slated to begin next year in Atlanta. According to Deadline.com, producers have the rights to use Tupac’s musical catalog.

While a biopic has yet to be made, Tupac was previously portrayed on film by Anthony Mackie in Notorious, the 2009 movie about the Notorious B.I.G.


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Tare an'ouns: BBC America cancels "Copper" because I cannot have nice things ever



BBC America is pulling the plug on “Copper,” the network has confirmed to Variety.

Drama from Tom Fontana and Will Rokos debuted on the cabler in August 2012, and kicked off its second season this June. BBC America applauded the series’ season one ratings, but its second run failed to build significant buzz or viewership, especially when compared to sibling series “Orphan Black.”

Cable net felt that ending the show’s run was timely, given the plot structure of the program, as well. “Copper” will air its series finale on Sept. 22. Drama is produced by Shaw Media and Cineflix Studios.

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JK Rowling blogs about the stigma of being a single parent



Nearly twenty years ago (it’s a shock to me to write that, because it still seems quite a recent occurrence) I became a single parent. Like the vast majority of single parents, this had not been my plan. My much-wanted daughter had been conceived and born while I was married, but the failure of that relationship saw me living shortly afterwards on state benefits in the coldest winter Scotland had seen in quite a few years. I had been living in sunny Portugal prior to my return to the UK and the snow was merely the first shock to my system.

I had imagined that I would be back at work fast. Indeed, it was because I expected to be employed outside of the home again that I was working so hard to finish the children’s novel I never told anyone I was writing (not wishing to be told that I was deluded). As it turned out, my belief I would shortly be back in paid work turned out to be a much bigger delusion than the hope that the novel might be published.

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Cate Blanchett: Directorial Debut with Herman Koch's 'The Dinner'



After years of being in front of the camera, Cate Blanchett will be making her directorial debut with the adaptation of the Herman Koch novel The Dinner!

The 44-year-old actress will take on “the psychological thriller which explores just how far some parents might go to protect their children,”. Oren Moverman will pen the script.

It is unclear if Cate will also be taking on a role in the script as well as directing. Can’t wait to find out more info!

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First look at Quvenzhané Wallis in Annie



It's the hard-knock life for Quvenzhané Wallis! The adorable young Oscar nominee, now 10, was photographed on the Harlem, NY set of the remake of Annie on Sept. 17. And it looks like she's happily getting into character!

The gifted actress -- who impressed moviegoers with her naturalistic, impassioned performance as Hush Puppy in 2012's fantastical Southern Gothic movie, Beasts of the Southern Wild -- is taking on the beloved Broadway character for a film reboot from director Will Gluck (Easy A, Friends With Benefits). The movie, which is slated to be released Christmas Day 2014, has attracted a bevy of A-listers. Jay-Z and Will Smith are producing; Oscar winner Jamie Foxx has signed on to play "Daddy" Warbucks; and Cameron Diaz will star as Miss Hannigan.

Wallis' Annie style is a modern interpretation of the original character's iconic scrappy look. In a photo taken on the set, Wallis can be seen riding on a CitiBike, New York's public rentable two-wheelers, wearing a pink sweatshirt, T-shirt, denim skirt, gray tights, pink high-tops and a polkadot backpack. Her hair, worn big and curly, is reminiscent of the memorable red curls sported by Aileen Quinn in the first movie, released in 1982.

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Viral dating "experiment" 40 Days of Dating To Become Movie...




Warner Bros. isn't shying away from an unhappy ending. The studio bought the film rights to the 40 Days of Dating blog—which recently revealed that 40 days of dating a friend does not necessarily end in a relationship—and has enlisted director Michael Sucsy of The Vow and writer Lorene Scafaria of Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist to bring it to the screen.

We already knew that the couple Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman was on their way to Hollywood after they signed with CAA, and apparently they were hot stuff, according to Michael Fleming Jr. of Deadline. Now the trick is how this is executed. Walsh and Goodman's blog, which chronicled their time dating and following the rules they had set out for one another, was gorgeous but also somewhat obnoxious when you really thought about it. It would be great if the film could have a meta take on the project, taking a critical eye to Walsh and Goodman's decision to undertake this project in the first place. That's probably too much to ask of Hollywood though. But can we at least demand that Aubrey Plaza play Walsh?



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M.I.A. Fights Back Against NFL's $1.5 Million Fine for Super Bowl Middle Finger, Wants Your Help

Asks fans to send examples of the NFL isn't "wholesome"



On February 5, 2012, M.I.A. performed as a guest of Madonna during her Super Bowl halftime performance. During her brief time on stage, M.I.A. flipped off the camera for a split second.


At the time, it was unclear whether or not she would be forced to pay a fine, but neither NBC (the network that aired the Super Bowl) nor the FCC ended up taking any action against her, and the matter seemed to go away. Now, from documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, more details surrounding the quietly but continuously unfolding case have emerged. The NFL is demanding that M.I.A. pay $1.5 million (with a public apology) for her seconds-long middle finger.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the NFL began taking legal action on March 13, 2012, filing at the American Arbitration Association. Despite silence from NBC and the FCC on the issue, the NFL called the middle-finger an "offensive gesture" in its legal filings, "in flagrant disregard for the values that form the cornerstone of the NFL brand and the Super Bowl."

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Selena Gomez's Visa Denied by Russia—Reportedly Over Gay Rights Stance

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Anti-Gay Law Blamed for Cancelation of Selena Gomez Concerts in Russia

If Selena Gomez wants to perform in Russia, she might try pulling an Edward Snowden—because that may be the only way she's likely to gain entry.

Promoters for a pair of concerts the "Come & Get It" crooner had scheduled in the country for later this month have told The Moscow Times that Russian officials have turned down her visa request, forcing her to scrap the gigs.

Organizers cited Russia's new anti-gay law as one of the reasons for Gomez's rejection, since Russian authorities have been tightening travel restrictions for performers who speak out in favor of gay rights.

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Congratulations Mariah Carey! You’re the “Best Pop Star Who’s Still Got It!”

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Mariah Carey got us feeling emotions starting in 1988, and it sure looks like her diva reign is far from finished. The lusciously locked singer—who turned 43 in March—just won the title of “Best Pop Star Who’s Still Got It” in our latest tournament, taking down the likes of Alanis Morissette, J Lo, Madonna, and Eminem.

Kudos to the Lambs (as her fans are adorably called), who logged in millions (!) of votes for Queen MC. Since these fans are the ultimate authority on all things Mariah, we thought we’d poll them on what it is that makes Mariah so great. Here are some of our favorite responses!

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AMERICA'S BOYBAND POST PART 2: BIG TIME RUSH THE SHOW IS OVER AND THE BAND MIGHT BE TOO???? *CRYING*



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The show getting cancelled was not surprising. Nick gave it the worse time slots and rarely played reruns. But ugh, not the band???? Even if it's a break. Like U G H
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Ryan Lochte Reality Series Canceled After One Season


E! is no longer swimming alongside Olympian Ryan Lochte.

The cable network has opted to cancel unscripted entry What Would Ryan Lochte Do? after one low-rated season, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter.

As first reported by TV Line, the series that followed the Olympic swimmer training for the 2016 Games, his personal life and empire, ended its eight-episode run in May averaging just 440,000 total viewers. (Meanwhile, a source close to E! says the network does want to work with the athlete and personality again in the future.)

The series received a sizable marketing push for the gold medalist in April, but opened to a paltry 807,000 viewers, losing nearly half of its E! news special lead-in featuring Ryan Seacrest interviewing the Kardashian family.

Lochte fielded multiple reality show offers after sporting a diamond American-flag grill at the summer Olympics and ultimately landed the docuseries at E! after guest roles on 30 Rock and 90210.


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One Direction Add New Dates to 2014 Worldwide Stadium Tour

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We have been waiting all day and finally we know what One Direction’s big announcement is!

Harry Styles and Liam Payne have been teasing us all week and promising some very exciting news and a big revelation for their UK and European fans.

We have been waiting with baited breath all afternoon and amusing ourselves by checking out the very funny suggestions put forward by fans and shippers all over the world….that was a good way to pass the hours!

However we don’t have to guess anymore and finally the band have revealed the news and it’s brand new concert dates.

Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik will set out for their Where We Are stadium tour in May 2014 and they have added a second round of dates in Europe.

Having already announced the UK, Irish and Latin American legs of their worldwide stadium tour for 2014, today One Direction also announce a string of European dates throughout June and July.


Tickets go on sale on Saturday 28th of September. The dates are as follows:

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Nick Carter says ex-girlfriend Paris Hilton was a bad influence on him

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He struggled with drug and alcohol addiction for 10 years and has just released a new memoir in which he recounts his ordeal.

And in his new autobiography, former Backstreet Boy Nick Carter partially blames ex-girlfriend Paris Hilton for his wild ways.

In the tome, titled Facing the Music and Living to Talk About It, he says the party-loving socialite, whom he dated from 2003 - 2004, was a bad influence.

'Paris was the worst person in the world for me to hook up with,' he writes in the memoir seen in excerpts obtained by RadarOnline.com.

The now 33-year-old singer alleges that the former reality star, who was famously arrested for cocaine possession in 2010, 'fed my worst impulses as far as partying.'


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Idris Elba Covers GQ. Reveals Child He Thought He'd Fathered Was Not His Son, Says "It's Tragic"

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Idris Elba is gracing the cover of this month's GQ, and he is looking all kinds of good.

But aside from the eye candy, the usually-private star spoke about a rather painful part of his past. The Wire actor revealed to the men's magazine how he dealt with finding out that he was not the father of a boy that he thought was his own child.

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Justin Releases Snippet of Next Single "TKO"



Pumping out new music to keep fans coming back for more, Justin Timberlake released a snippet of a new single on Thursday (September 19).

Earlier in the day, the "Señorita" singer posted an image on Instagram with the question, "Should I release a new single today???" along with the caption, "Stay tuned #youneverknow #The2020Experience #2of2."

Later, the 31-year-old entertainer shared just a few seconds of the track, commenting, "First look at... #newsingle #The2020Experience #2of2."

Set in a music studio, check out just a brief portion of the song below. Fans lucky enough to get tickets to the iHeartRadio Music Festival this weekend will likely get a chance to hear songs off of his new album when he performs them live.

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'The Originals': Flashback to the 1800s



The Originals, the CW’s Vampire Diaries spinoff, may debut Oct. 3, but there’s at least one reason to look forward to the second episode (which airs in the show’s regular Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET time slot on Oct. 8): Flashbacks! As you can see from our exclusive first look photo, even in the 1800s, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) had a complicated relationship. Also, it’s nice to know the show wastes no time getting Davis shirtless. Well done.

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HAIM's Quick Rise: How 'Days Are Gone' Became One of 2013's Most Anticipated Debuts



"We need to go swimming -- it's been the whole fucking summer, and I haven't gone swimming once," HAIM bassist Este Haim says.

Growing up in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, Haim and her two younger sisters, Danielle and Alana, would head to a local pool or Venice Beach as often as possible to enjoy some swimming and sunbathing. Of course, the downside of spending the summer touring the world is that the Haim sisters have what Este describes as "swimming pool blue balls," and have even resorted to hunting down fans who can provide a body of water. "It's become a thing where at every show I've played, in the middle of songs, I've been like, 'Who has a pool?'"


A noticeable lack of swim time is possibly the only trouble plaguing HAIM as the indie-pop trio prepares to release "Days Are Gone," its debut album due Sept. 30 on Columbia. Nearly half of the wiry, big-hearted tunes that make up the album's 11-song track list have been previously released (and critically lauded) as singles during the past 18 months, as HAIM has established itself as a can't-miss live act through tours on multiple continents. On the strength of those songs, as well as current radio offering "The Wire" -- ironically, a song that sounds custom-made for pool party playlists -- "Days Are Gone" has quickly morphed into one Columbia's bigger fall releases.

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these queens!!!! days are gone is fuckin incredible, which tracks are your faves ontd?

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Keith Urban describes Nicole Kidman's Paparazzi Crash as "harrowing".



Keith Urban has spoken out about his wife Nicole Kidman’s crash with a bike-riding paparazzi last week – describing it as “harrowing”.

The country singer compared the incident –where a paparazzo on a bike crashed into Nicole, knocking her to the ground – to the “wild, wild west”.

He said his wife called him straight away after the incident.

"She called me straight away ... any husband can relate to that," Keith said. "So luckily she wasn't seriously injured. It's the Wild Wild West, man, the police are handling it and we just move on."

While it's still unclear as to whether Nicole is pressing charges against Carl, TMZ reports that the Oscar winner "was furious and said she wanted to press charges".

Nicole later told the Associated Press "I'm up, I'm walking around, but I was shaken".

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Wendy Williams: untalented JLo is as iconic/prettier than Mariah

On today's Wendy Williams show, Wendy claims Jennifer Lopez is PRETTIER than Mariah & just as ICONIC. She also claims neither of their spouses are attractive. Plus she spills that Jennifer Lopez has no talent.

Watch starting at 7 minutes in to see Wendy trash both JLo & Mariah


Wendy asks her audience "Who is prettier to you: Mariah or Jennifer Lopez? I think Jennifer, too."

"I think who is more iconic: [Jennifer Lopez or Mariah Carey]? I used to say Mariah too, however the way that Jenny from the block has turned her thing around, she's an equal icon.
We know Jennifer can't sing but we also know she's not the most beautiful Puerto Rican girl in the Bronx....[those girls] are gorgeous before alleged nose jobs...what I admire about her is that she has turned randomness into something iconic...."

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Lauren Conrad guest edits Martha Stewart Weddings

This generation's Martha Stewart finally collaborated with the real Martha Stewart. Lauren was tapped to guest edit the lastest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings.



I am so very honored to be the guest editor of the fall issue of Martha Stewart Weddings! As you may already know, I have always been an admirer of Martha Stewart and the brand she has created. I have also always fantasized about owning a bridal salon, so guest editing this issue was like a dream come true.

Part of her duties was to select some of her favorite wedding dresses.

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Taye Diggs Heading To 'New Girl' To Romance Zooey Deschanel



Taye Diggs will play a new romantic interest for Zooey Deschanel's lead character, Jess, in the FOX comedy, New Girl.

Diggs' character will appear in the 7th episode of the upcoming third season (airing in November), playing a character named Artie, who's described as a "smooth, confident ladies' man," who has his eyes set on Jess, which is kind of a problem for her because she's in a new relationship with another character, Nick, played by Jake Johnson.

It will also be in that episode that the character played by Damon Wayans Jr., named Coach, will return (he was in the pilot episode), in what will be a multi-episode arc.

Up next for Mr Diggs, look for him on the big screen in Baggage Claim and The Best Man Holiday, both out this fall.

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black women better tune in. If ratings for his episodes are down, he might blame you.
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Hugh Jackman responds to fanboys saying X-Men like Avengers


Hugh was also keen to address criticism that the ensemble movie is just out to copy Marvel's box office hit formula with their Avengers franchise, especially with the time travel plot device allowing Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan to share a cast list with their younger counterparts James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender.

"I think some people are saying, 'Ah, this just sounds like an excuse to get all these actors together and make an Avengers-style movie,' but the truth is that it's a great script and Bryan [Singer] is very ambitious to make the best movie of them all," Hugh insists.

"He's got the biggest cast, the biggest budget, and he started it all, so it's his legacy. He's a fan of time-travel movies, and the detail that's gone into it is incredible. I'm quietly confident that it will be the biggest and the best of them all." Hugh even managed to weave in a wisecrack about one of his rare movie fails: "When I sat there on that panel at Comic Con, and looked down at all the actors, you think, 'This might be one of the best ensembles ever assembled,' Apart from Movie 43," he quipped in reference to the box office bomb that he recently starred in.


Jackman also discussed Wolverine’s dynamic with a younger Magneto, being played by Michael Fassbender.

It’s fair to say we don’t get on that well. I get sent back to the past and he has no idea who I am, but you can imagine Wolverine has a bit of fun with that.”

X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters on May 23, 2014.


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5 Black Hairstyles at the 2014 Spring and Summer Fashion Shows

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Designers go for an overall look when they send models down the runway. In most cases, the hairstyles are carefully crafted to fit in with the fashions. This edgy look at Y-3 is a perfect example: straight lengths and a braid with feather accent complement the outfit well. Of course, maybe you don't want to walk around with a feather in your hair all day! As always, runway styles are made to be outrageous. Skip the braid and the feather, and the rest of this hairstyle stands on its own.

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Billie Joe Armstrong Lands First Starring Film Role

Green Day frontman will play Leighton Meester's boyfriend in new indie movie



Billie Joe Armstrong is headed to the big screen in a big way. The Green Day frontman is set to star alongside Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester in an upcoming indie drama Like Sunday, Like Rain, Deadline reports.

The film comes from actor/director Frank Whaley (Pulp Fiction, Ray Donovan) and tells the story of a struggling musician, played by Meester, who becomes the guardian of a 12-year-old music prodigy. Armstrong will play Meester's boyfriend in the movie.

Filming for Like Sunday, Like Rain is underway in New York.

Over the years, Armstrong has appeared in minor roles in other movies including Penny Marshall's Riding in Cars With Boys and Judd Apatow's This Is 40. This December, he'll also make a cameo in Anchorman: The Legend Continues.

Aside from the new acting gig, Armstrong has two documentaries about Green Day coming up. ¡Cuatro! explores the band's writing and recording process while creating 2012's ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré! album trilogy and Broadway Idiot, due out in October, traces the adaptation of Green Day's American Idiot album into a Broadway production.

Green Day resumed touring earlier this year following Armstrong's stint in rehab for substance abuse. The band has a short Australian tour set for February 2014.



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Fifth Harmony interview with CONFRONT magazine: Full-length album on the way


I got to sit down with Fifth Harmony when they were in Montreal on September 11 before their show at the Corona Theatre. The girl group consists of members Lauren Jauregui, Camila Cabello, Normani Kordei, Ally Brooke and Dinah Jane Hansen. The girls come off as if they have been friends forever, but they only met last year when they were formed as a group during boot camp on season 2 of The X Factor. Fifth Harmony finished in third place overall, and signed a joint record deal to Simon Cowell’s Syco Music and L.A Reid’s Epic Records. They have released two singles, “Miss Movin’ On” and “Me & My Girls”, which will both appear on their debut EP Better Together, which will be released on October 22.

Being a fan of the group since their first auditions, I couldn’t wait to speak with them. They were incredibly energetic, down to earth and we had lots of laughs. Read on to find out about their upcoming EP, their bucket lists, and how far they’ve come in the past year.

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HIV-Infected Adult Film Actress Says Costar Was Bleeding During Shoot, But Cameras Kept Rolling

Porn actors Cameron Bay and her boyfriend Rod Daily, both of whom recently tested positive for HIV, held a news conference in Hollywood on Wednesday to speak out about the need for condoms in the industry.

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Back in August porn star Cameron Bay was shocked to learn that she tested positive for the HIV virus. When Bay learned of her diagnosis, she released a statement to inform the public, which ultimately led to the temporary suspension of the adult film industry. The actress' boyfriend, Rod Daily, also tested positive for the virus weeks later. Now, the couple hopes to use their unfortunate circumstances to raise awareness regarding sexually transmitted diseases and the adult film industry, the Huffington Post reports.

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The Mindy Project Scoop: Happy Endings' Adam Pally Upped to Series Regular


Adam Pally’s Mindy Project gig is off to a very happy beginning: The Happy Endings vet has already been promoted to a series regular, TVLine has confirmed.

As first reported over the summer by TVLine, Pally — who originally signed on for an arc — will play a doctor at the OB/GYN practice where Mindy Kaling’s titular character works.

His first episode is slated to air on Oct. 1.

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Sarah Jessica Parker & Drew Barrymore: NYC Ballet Gala!

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Sarah Jessica Parker and Drew Barrymore hit the red carpet at the2013 New York City Ballet Fall Galaheld on Thursday (September 19) at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater in New York City.

The ladies were joined at the event byDoutzen Kroes and her husbandSunnery James, Amber Valletta, andNicky Hilton.

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Earlier in the day, Drew was seen hailing a cab after having lunch with some of her friends.

FYI: SJP is wearing a dress that is a collaboration of Olivier Theyskins(bottom/skirt) and Prabal Gurung (top/bustier) with Manolo Blahnik shoes, an Acne bag, and aFenton bracelets/handlets and ring, and Fred Leighton earrings and ring.

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Justin Timberlake does a really awkward interview


There needs to be full disclosure that Sabrina Sato is a Brazilian comedian, who at the end of this interview gifts Justin Timberlake, 32, a mold of her butt in a box–but it’s still a video that’s definitely hard to ignore.

The mixture of JT’s reactions, from uncomfortable to confused to laughing, is absolutely precious.

The interview begins with Sato trying to figure how to say “Justin,” then goes right into asking him about his new movie “Runner, Runner” and if he considers himself the new “King of Pop.”

Things get weird when she calls the “20/20 Experience” singer hot, then says he sings and dances like a “black American,” which must be a cultural difference in communication. Timberlake looses it and can’t stop laughing.

She even offers to teach him how to Samba but gets shot down.

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Sleepy Hollow Casting News

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Nicholas Gonzalez will recur on new Fox drama Sleepy Hollow as Luke, Abbie’s (Nicole Beharie) ex-boyfriend who works for the Sleepy Hollow Police Department.

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Lyndie Greenwood has landed a recurring role on Fox’s freshman drama Sleepy Hollow . Greenwood, who has been recurring on the CW’s Nikita for the past three seasons, will be playing Jenny Mills, sister of the series’ female lead Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie).


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Tamar Braxton Has Multi-Octave Priorities As a New Mom

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Things have changed for Tamar Braxton since her son Logan Vincent Herbert came along, but the Love & War artist isn’t complaining.
“We both love it,” she said about fulfilling her parental duties; although, Logan makes it easy by not always waking up in the middle of the night. However, if he did, it’s likely Tamar would love that, too. The new mom said she’s learning to put her baby’s needs before her own.

“It was all about me all of these years, and now it’s all about Logan. We put him first before everything. If something doesn’t work for his schedule, we don’t do it,” Tamar told Sister 2 Sister correspondent Chanita Foster.
Find out where Tamar’s looking forward to traveling with her son. Watch below.



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Elementary 2x03 'We Are Everyone' synopsis + photos



“We Are Everyone” – When Holmes and Watson set out to track down a civil contractor who leaked classified information, their lives are disrupted when they are targeted by the group of cyber-activists protecting him. Meanwhile, Joan takes the advice of a friend and signs up for an online dating service, on ELEMENTARY, Thursday, Oct. 10 (10:01 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS.

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Kanye West demands his dressing room carpet is IRONED before his BBC performance


Well, what kind of philistine would accept anything less?

The wacky demand was part of US rapper Kanye's list of requirements before recording Later With Jools Holland earlier this week where he shared the billing with Kings of Leon and Sting.

He insisted his entourage needed half the 15 dressing rooms the BBC provides for show, screened tomorrow, and his own room would have to be entirely white including flowers, furnitire and walls.

But it was his dislike of the uneven carpet that reinforced his super-diva status.

A source told The Sun: "Nobody had heard of a request for a carpet to be ironed before.

"His entourage took over the studio, even though plenty of other stars were present."


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