October 3rd, 2013


Work Bitch MV Reviews

Entertainment Weekly

Hot body? Check. Lamborghini? Check. Sippin’ martinis and lookin’ hot in bikinis? Check and check.
Britney’s back, and she’s here to work, bitch. She’s even brought some whips, gags, and sharks to the party.

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Britney Spears invited us all on a journey back in time late Tuesday night, when she debuted the music video for her club-banger of a new track, “Work Bitch.” The video is classic Britney. In a sex-dripping, fierce fashion we haven’t seen from her in years, she, quite simply, gets to work. Bitch.

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With love from Sinead to our Twerkqueen <3

Dear Miley,

I wasn’t going to write this letter, but today i’ve been dodging phone calls from various newspapers who wished me to remark upon your having said in Rolling Stone your Wrecking Ball video was designed to be similar to the one for Nothing Compares… So this is what I need to say… And it is said in the spirit of motherliness and with love.
I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way ‘cool’ to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos. It is in fact the case that you will obscure your talent by allowing yourself to be pimped, whether its the music business or yourself doing the pimping.

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Pokémon X/Y leaker gets caught by Nintendo

A bevy of alleged Pokemon X & Y images and videos are currently floating around the web right now, but one leaker in particular caught the attention of a lot of folk on the internet...and Nintendo.

The images we posted earlier today, came from Instagram user kosthedin—but by the time of publication, all pictures had disappeared from his account. The only remaining image at the time that seemed to acknowledge the leaks was a scribble that said "Got Nintendo'd."

Two hours ago, he published another picture with the description, "I no longer have the copy of Pokemon X so I can't leak anymore details than what I already have."

He then followed that post up with a more detailed explanation of what allegedly occurred.

"Nintendo flew a representative out this afternoon and went to the local game shop where I picked up X. The Nintendo rep had said heads were rolling at Nintendo because of the leaks. I gave up my copy of the game to try and help keep the local game shop out of trouble and to keep my friend from losing his job."

Last month, when I saw Pokemon X & Y at Nintendo's offices, a representative told me that the point of releasing worldwide at the same time was to help maintain some of the game's mystique. Typically, the games would release in Japan first, and by the time the rest of the world got the games, many of the secrets would be out in the open, a Google search away. Nintendo was hoping to delay that inevitability a bit with this release, but these leaks have occurred over a week before the official release.


Sharon Osbourne Remains Obsessed, Blasts Lady Gaga In New Book

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Sharon Osbourne has launched a scathing attack against Lady Gaga in her new book claiming the pop star did nothing to stop her fans from sending streams of online abuse to her daughter Kelly Osbourne when the two young stars were feuding last year, describing the singer as a “hypocrite” for “condoning” the bullying.

The X Factor judge lets rip at Gaga, 27, in her forthcoming book 'Unbreakable,' in which she details her response to the bitter feud between the 'Applause' singer and Sharon's daughter Kelly, and judging by the harsh comments against Gaga in her tome, it's clear there is still bad blood between her and the singer.

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Tamar Braxton Talks Love on Bethenny!

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Tamar Braxton explained how she and husband Vincent Herbert made a love connection even though he had a girlfriend at the time.

“We were really, really cool friends and then I found out that he had a girlfriend. Then, I had to have him after that, and I got him,” Tamar recently told talk-show host Bethenny Frankel.

Vincent first met Tamar when he was working with her iconic sister Toni Braxton, but he didn’t immediately make his move.
“He kinda stalked me since I was like 15,” Tamar said. “I would see him sporadically through life. Then, Vincent asked Tamar for her telephone number, so they could schedule time together in the studio.

“He was really slick about it,” she said.

Fast-forward to today, and the couple is happily married with their first son, Logan Vincent Herbert, who Tamar describes as a “designer baby.” His first initials are LV, as in Louis Vuitton.

“It gives me lots of reasons to buy Louis Vuitton,” said Tamar who also got her son’s name from a popular television soap opera, the fictional Brooke Logan of “Bold & the Beautiful.”

Tamar recently told Sister 2 Sister that motherhood changed her because she now makes her son the priority, but reality TV has changed her, too.

“I thought that I was giving [my sisters] my opinion,” the “Braxton Family Values” star said. “I found out I was hurting their feelings instead of helping them. So, I watch how I talk to them now. I talk to them as grown women, not just as sisters.”

Tamar talks about her diet, Spanks and her unique jargon below. Watch.

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Rebel Wilson’s ‘Super Fun Night’ Is Not So Fun

The idea of Australian comedy spitfire Rebel Wilson creating and starring in her own show was a dream. The ho-hum ‘Super Fun Night,’ however, turns out to be a nightmare, says Kevin Fallon.
Super Fun Night isn’t the worst comedy of the new TV season. (You won that one, Dads!) But it is the most disappointing.

The new comedy, premiering Wednesday night on ABC, stars Rebel Wilson. It was conceived by Rebel Wilson. It’s written by Rebel Wilson. Super Fun Night, then, is Rebel Wilson, so it was supposed to be great.

It’s not. And that may be fall TV’s biggest bummer.

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Talking Style, Design and Sleeping in Playgrounds with James Franco

James Franco—the man who does, well, everything—is one of the most fascinating celebrities in Hollywood right now. To review: He acts, directs, writes, teaches, plays art muse, and the list goes on.

So, when Airbnb launched Hello L.A., a project that tapped celebrities (including Franco, Moby, Lake Bell, Molly Sims, and Anjelica Huston) to design pop-up spaces, offer their insider guide to the City of Angels, and curate playlists (thanks to Sonos)—we jumped at the chance to see what the Renaissance man came up with.

Each room "popped up" at an iconic L.A. destination and was open to the public this past week. Franco's was located at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Of the location, he said, “I go to the film [screenings] there when I can. And I did a fashion shoot [in the cemetery], where we pretended to resurrect Rudolph Valentino, [who] is buried there.”

The multi-hyphenate—who's known for not taking himself too seriously—took full advantage of the cemetery location adding playful, sardonic references about life and death. There was a larger-than-life "YOLO" mural (which stands for "You Only Live Once"), quotes from his favorite writers on exterior walls (including William Faulkner's "A gentleman can live through anything."), and a photograph of Jeff Koons' “Michael Jackson and Bubbles” porcelain sculpture.

Even if you missed checking out this exhibit, you can still gain insight into what makes Franco tick thanks to our survey of the actor. We got the scoop on what goes on inside that genius and handsome head of his...

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Oh no! Britney's 'Work B*tch' BANNED in the UK

Britney Spears' 'Work Bitch' video has been banned for broadcast in the UK before 10pm.

The song not only sees the star say the word "bitch" 19 times, but also displays it written in neon, as well as numerous racy scenes featuring dancers being whipped and in bondage gear.

While channels have called for a 'clean' edit of the video to show in the day, so far Britney's people haven't decided if they will provide one.

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Also, Billboard just updated their charts:

You can purchase the single here
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5 Things We Learned From Miley: The Movement

Miley Cyrus doesn't spend all her hours twerking.

That was proven tonight during the singer's MTV special Miley: The Movement, an hour-long documentary that gave fans (and anyone who happened to land on the channel and continue to watch) a behind-the-scenes look at Cyrus' life and career.

And it was pretty entertaining.

Viewers forgot about the Twerk Queen (at least for a little bit) and were reunited with the girl who is quirky, funny, light-hearted and insanely talented but also takes her job very seriously and still gets nervous.

With that said, here are five things we learned from Miley: The Movement.

1. How the Mike Will Made It Connection Began: The young singer admitted that she wasn't fully aware of what her sound was coming into this album, but reached out to the producer because she was a fan of his work.

"I had known about him because I listen to a lot of hip-hop and i just fell in love with his beats and how young he was," Miley said in the special, "and no pop chicks were really messing with him like that. I got in the studio and we were bouncing off these ideas, kinda like singing with each other and the connection just started. Then it kept getting crazier and better."

2. She Second-Guessed "We Can't Stop": "Not everyone came to me and said, 'OK you have the first single.' I had to say, 'No, I know this is it,' and go to battle if I have to for whoever doesn't believe in it," Cyrus explained about choosing "We Can't Stop" as her first single, but when it didn't skyrocket to the top of the charts after premiering, she started to panic.

"It's a 181 on iTunes. It needs to go 180 up before I'm like, smiling," she told Mike Will Made It on the phone. "Did we make the right decision? The right song? I get nervous you know I'm having a panic attack."

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Wedding Bells Are Ringing For Pharrell And His Model Baby Mama Helen Lasichanh


Congratulations are in order for musician and superproducer Pharrell Williams and his beautiful fianceé Helen Lasichanh, the mother of his 4-year-old son Rocket. BOSSIP can exclusively confirm the couple is set to wed on October 12th. Details are still scarce but from what we hear guests can expect a huge performance from Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake. The guest list includes longtime collaborators Pusha T and Malice of The Clipse, “Blurred Lines” singer Robin Thicke and wife Paula Patton, Gwen Stefani and partner in N.E.R.D. Chad Hugo.

We’ve heard great things about Helen — especially from 40-year-old Pharrell who says she’s his bestie and every night is like a “sleepover.”

This pair is super creative so you already know the ceremony is going to be “artsy” and like no one else’s wedding.

He talks about her and his son Rocket a little in this “Today” show interview below:

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Britney Spears: “A Lot Of Sex Goes Into What I Do”

The pop star wishes she could make it less about sex and more about the dance in her videos.

Britney Spears has a 50 show residency at Planet Hollywood in Vegas, a new album dropping in December, and is intricately balancing her life between world-class pop star and mom to Sean and Jayden. She took a few minutes out of her whirlwind life on Thursday morning to talk with TJ and Loren on The TJ Show.

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Elizabeth Olsen Joins The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Samuel L. Jackson today confirmed that Elizabeth Olsen has joined the cast of The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, the star – who plays Nick Fury in the Marvel movies – said “I know we’re shooting in London, that James Spader is Ultron and going to be the bad guy, and that we added Ms Olsen, but I don’t know what she’s doing, if she’s on the inside or the outside. I haven’t seen a script.”

Olsen was previously in talks to play Scartlet Witch in the movie, so it now looks like that’s a done deal.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron his screens worldwide in the summer of 2015.
Love her and I'm so happy her career is going well.

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James Franco’s “Sal” Trailer

Director: James Franco
Writers: Stacy Miller, James Franco, Vince Jolivette and Van Lauren
Actors: James Franco, Jim Parrack, Val Lauren, James Franco

James Franco's 'Sal' chronicles the final day in the life of actor Sal Mineo, 1950s teen idol and an Academy Award nominee for his roles in 'Rebel Without a Cause' and 'Exodus'.

Almost two decades later, Mineo is no longer the marquee sensation he had once been — but he has become open about his homosexuality and is finding his way to becoming the actor and director he has always wanted to be. Featuring a magnetic performance by Lauren, Franco's intimate portrait finds the human details in a larger-than-life Hollywood story.


Britney can't catch a break

BRITNEY'S DAD AND MANAGER: 'We Didn't Pressure Her Into Doing Sexual Scenes'

Britney Spears' dad/conservator and her manager deny pressuring her to sexualize her music videos.

Britney said in a radio interview she felt she was being pushed further than she wanted to go, although she didn't name names. She said she watched what she shot and cut out some of the raciest scenes.

Jamie Spears and manager Larry Rudolph tell TMZ, "Britney is never pressured into anything. She reviews all creative and for her 'Work Bitch' video she discussed toning down some parts in finding a balance of sexy and being a mom."

The reason this is so significant -- Britney is under a conservatorship, meaning she's fragile and not mentally stable enough to fend for herself. That's why Jamie was placed into the position of being her protector, and Larry is pretty much required to respect that as well.

So the question. If not Jamie and Larry, who was pressuring Britney, and why was anyone allowed to pressure her in the first place?

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Adam Scott Interviews Lizzy Caplan for Interview Magazine

Man junk, lady bits, what people do with them and why are all at the center of Lizzy Caplan's new Showtime series Masters of Sex, which tells the story of how American gynecologist William Masters (Michael Sheen) and his research assistant, Virginia Johnson (Caplan), famously committed themselves to the scientific study of human sexuality in the 1950s—and how real sex provided the real data that would pave the way for the sexual revolution of the following decade. The show, which recently premiered, tracks the development of both their work and their relationship, as well as their unlikely ascent as harbingers of a new sexual reality in America.

Caplan, a veteran of films such as Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) and Bachelorette, is best known for her comedic work, most notably, as non-Plastic Janis in Mean Girls (2004) and as struggling comedian Casey Klein in the short-lived cult Starz series Party Down. But in her dramatic portrayal of Johnson she taps into her wry, anti-authoritarian streak to play a woman who, as a divorced single mom, was already bucking some of the Leave It to Beaver-esque norms of the Eisenhower era before she decided to eschew them entirely in the controversial exploration of human sexual response and dysfunction that she undertook with Masters, who later became her husband. (According to biographer Thomas Maier, whose book Masters of Sex provided much of the source material for the series, the real-life Johnson was also vocal about her reservations regarding the research presented in their dubious tome Homosexuality in Perspective, calling it "a bad book" and expressing a desire to update it.)

Parks and Recreation star Adam Scott, who appeared alongside Caplan in Party Down, recently connected with the 31-year-old actress in Los Angeles, where they discussed the excitement phase of doing a new series, as well as other matters of sex, television, and the occasionally inexplicable but often wondrous things that can happen when desire and opportunity meet.
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USA renews Covert Affairs for a fifth season!

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Covert Affairs is coming back for a fifth season.

USA Network has greenlighted 16 more episodes of the one-hour espionage drama set to debut in 2014, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The renewal comes mere weeks before Covert Affairs returns for the second half of its fourth season, which wrapped its summer run in mid-September to 3 million viewers.

When Covert Affairs returns for the remaining six episodes, co-creators Matt Corman and Chris Ord promise a "totally different show" following CIA Agent Annie Walker's (Piper Perabo) decision to fake her own death and go deep undercover in her continued mission to topple Henry Wilcox (Gregory Itzin).

"This change that we see in Annie at the end [of the finale] is a seismic one and a major one," Corman told THR in September. "It's going to launch us into a back six where we see a totally different Annie and a totally different show, and we hope people enjoy it."

"Every episode and every script we've been doing is exciting because we get to see a whole new side to Annie and how she operates and the choices she's forced to make are a whole new chapter. She's never been faced with many of these challenges and she doesn't have the support system to help her. It's very interesting how she copes with this new paradigm," Ord told THR.


Drake and Chris Brown Hanging In The Studio

Over the past few years, Drake and Chris Brown have been throwing jabs at each other on records and in interviews, but it now looks as though this beef may be squashed. Last week, the two allegedly bumped into each other at the IHeart Music Festival and it was nothing but love as the fellas dapped it up. According to Page Six:

“Drake came on Friday with his whole crew, and watched Chris’ entire set,” a source said. “They were backstage hugging and drinking.”

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'Ironside' is NBC's lowest-rated fall drama debut ever

Expectations were low. Expectations were met. NBC’s Ironside premiere delivered a rusted rating Wednesday night. The remake of the classic 1960s-70s series about a wheelchair-bound detective starring Blair Underwood had 6.8 million viewers and a 1.4 rating at 10 p.m., ranking third in the hour. Ironside marks NBC’s lowest-rated fall drama debut ever in the demo (though not among total viewers). The previous low was 2011′s utterly doomed Playboy Club with a 1.6. (rip, gone too soon)

And yet … the year-ago time-slot comparison gives you a bit of pause. Because Chicago Fire debuted in this slot with a less-measly-yet-still-pretty-bad 1.9 rating and look where it is today — winning Tuesdays at 10 p.m. with a spin-off on the way. If only NBC could air The Voice every night, all its problems would be solved!

Over on ABC, the network’s new comedy entry, Super Fun Night, impressed at 9:30 p.m. after Modern Family. Despite middling reviews, Rebel Wilson’s comedy got off to fairly strong start with 8.2 million viewers and a 3.2 rating, rising from the premiere of Suburgatory in the slot last fall.

NBC had more bad news at 8 p.m., with the second week of Revolution sinking 17 percent. ABC’s other new comedy Back in the Game slipped 18 percent for its second week. While CBS’ Survivor finally got some relief, rising 8 percent. Otherwise, most network shows were very close to last week.

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NBC keeps flopping.

DAMMIT: Joaquin Phoenix did not produce Pusha T’s “King Push”

Been awhile since we had a ‘Dammit’ headline.

After being widely reported otherwise by almost every music publication, actor Joaquin Phoenix has admitted he is not the producing virtuoso behind Pusha T‘s “King Push.”
In a statement given to XXL, the star of Walk The Line confessed:

“While it was widely reported that Pusha T used my beat and that I produced his song, I can’t take any credit. A friend’s son played me his music, and all I did was make an introduction to Kanye’s camp.”

This whole misunderstanding can be traced back to an interview Pusha T did with Vibe over the summer. In the feature, Pusha explained how he’d taken his new album, My Name Is My Name (out October 8), to Kanye for review and advice. While there, Ye suggested Pusha consider a few additional beats, and it’s when Pusha attempted to explain the source of the instrumentals the confusion began.
“One of those beats was from Joaquin Phoenix, and it’s probably gonna be…I want it to be the intro to my album,” he told the publication.
The name of the young artist who actually created the beat for “King Push” has yet to be revealed, but it’s likely someone will take credit sooner or later. We’ll update you as additional information becomes available.


I bet he did produce it and he's just trolling

ANYWAY, anyone feeling King Push? cuz i am

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MTV's "Scream" series to have supernatural element

Scream 5 has not seemed terribly likely to happen. Neither Wes Craven nor Neve Campbell seem to have much faith in the idea of the film, and the mere fact that it’s barely made any progress in the past two and a half years is a discouraging sign. But Harvey Weinstein, eternal optimist that he is, has not given up hope. He still wants to make Scream 5, so he can close out the series once and for all.

But where does that leave the MTV television series, currently being adapted by Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin?

Weinstein told the Zurich Film Festival audience that there’s no overlap between the series and film franchise, adding that the series “is supposed to represent a new beginning and also pursue a supernatural direction.”

That sounds different, all right. While the movies have often been wildly implausible, they’ve never explicitly been paranormal. Then again, we probably shouldn’t be surprised. Look what they did, for better or for worse, to the Teen Wolf movies.


Jimmy Kimmel - Obamacare vs. The Affordable Care Act


On Tuesday, Kimmel’s crew stopped people outside of his studio on Hollywood Boulevard and asked them to choose between Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act. Hilarity ensued. One after another, almost every person confidently declared that they would prefer the Affordable Care Act over Obamacare. Many cited the same reasons that most people give when saying they don’t want Obamacare:

“Don’t like being forced to buy something”
“I just think there are a lot of holes in it. It needs to be revamped.”

At the end of the clip, the anonymous interviewer told victim #1 that Obamacare and the ACA are the same thing. Her response, ”No they’re not. Thanks, you made me look stupid!” The ever-gracious Kimmel put the woman in the front row for the show, saluted her and announced, “Welcome…welcome stupid people. You have a home here with me.”


Maury Povich invites Mia Farrow for DNA Test!!!!!

Maury is offering his help to figure out who Ronan's real father is.News that
Mia Farrow and Woody Allen’s 25-year-old son, Ronan, may have actually been
fathered by Frank Sinatra came as a shock to many—but not Maury Povich!

“It doesn’t surprise me that another paternity story has emerged from
Hollywood,” he told In Touch.Not only is Maury unfazed by the news, but he also
told In Touch that he’d be more than willing to help solve Ronan’s paternity on
his eponymous daytime show.
“We would be honored to have Mia and her son join us in an effort to uncover the
truth,” Maury said.

Mia hinted that Ronan may be a Sinatra in a new interview with Vanity Fair; she
admitted that although her marriage to the singing legend was short-lived (they
wed in 1966 and divorced in 1968), they “never really split up” even when she
was seeing Woody Allen.When asked if Frank could’ve father Ronan, who was born
in 1987, she gave a very ambiguous “possibly.”Ronan seems to be accepting of his
dubious lineage, as demonstrated by a tweet in which he wrote, “Listen, we’re
all *possibly* Frank Sinatra’s son.” However, Maury made it clear that if the 25
year old wants closure, there’s nothing stopping The Maury Show from uncovering
the truth—not even the fact that Ol’ Blue Eyes passed away in 1998.

“I’ve been doing this show for 25 years, and it wouldn’t be the first time we’ve
solved a mystery from the grave,” Maury told In Touch.

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Niles Rodgers on never working with Madonna again, MJ and more...

In the history of pop second winds, Nile Rodgers may be setting a record. From the mid Seventies through the late Eighties, Rodgers' footprint was all over the charts. First, he was the co-founder of the iconic disco band Chic, the man who co-wrote and played guitar on "Le Freak," "Good Times," and Sister Sledge's "We Are Family." Although Chic disbanded in 1983, Rodgers went on to become one of pop's most ubiquitous producers, helming records by David Bowie (Let's Dance), Madonna (Like a Virgin), and Duran Duran (Notorious) and hits by the Thompson Twins, the B-52s and many more. Drug addiction curtailed Rodgers' life and career in the Nineties, but he's blasted back as EDM's most beloved founding father: in the last year and a half alone, he's worked with Daft Punk ("Get Lucky," "Lose Yourself to Dance") and Avicii ("Lay Me Down") along with David Guetta, Disclosure and other dance producers. Talking with Rolling Stone in his Manhattan apartment, Rodgers clicked through some of the legends and newcomers he's worked with and some of his favorite tales about them.

On talking rehab with Michael Jackson during the making of HIStory (1995):
My part on the Michael Jackson record really took minutes. Minutes. He okayed it, and he was like, "Great." As I was leaving the studio, he stopped me and said, "Nile, can I talk to you for a while?" We talked for about an hour. I told him about what I was doing to get sober and the day program, and he had never heard this phrase "day program." I'd never heard it either until I'd gotten to rehab. And I explained to him how a day program worked. I was shocked he was so interested in drug rehab and all this stuff. I didn't know Michael as anything but this sort of pixie-like character.

I looked at the world through his eyes. He was overly concerned about the way the media was representing him, or misrepresenting him. The world seemed like it was against him. And I offered him a remedy, which was, "Come to my house [in Connecticut], and nobody will even care." And I could see the look on his face, like, "I don't want people to not care, I only want them to say good stuff." I'm like, "Well, Michael, they can't always say good stuff! Because we're weird. We're weird guys, and we do weird stuff. And it's open for criticism, bro!" He'd been famous since he was a child. So he only knew superstardom, and he only knew when people loved him. When people were weird with him, he couldn't understand it.

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Shots Fired on Capitol Hill

Congress on Lockdown

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The U.S. Capitol was in lockdown Thursday after shots were fired nearby (OP: 2nd Street & Constitution Avenue, According to @ReutersPolitics) and at least one police officer was reported injured.
“Shelter in place,” Capitol police officers responding to the crisis barked out.

The House, which had been in the midst of heated debates over how to end the government shutdown, immediately went into recess. Members of Congress and their staffers scurried to their offices, closed the curtains, and locked themselves inside.

Meanwhile, a police helicopter carrying heavily armed officers landed on the Mall directly in front of the building who raced over to help.

There were unconfirmed reports that a suspect was in custody.
The shots rang out near Constitution Ave., on the north side of the Capitol.
“I heard three distinct booms,” NBC correspondent Luke Russert reported.
From inside the Senate Press Gallery, which has windows facing in that direction, frightened tourists could be seen running near the Supreme Court on 1st Street.
Source: New York Daily News

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Amanda Palmer Responds to Sinead's Open Letter Re: Miley


Dear Sinead,

I love you. I grew up worshipping your music and your bold attitude and, especially, your refusal to sign up to the bullshit beauty standard. You were one of the few women rockstars that was clearly doing things her own way, and you inspired me to no end. I want to thank you for doing that. I listened to your stunning voice and your true, deep lyrics endlessly on my walkman, flipping the tape again, and again, then again, then again…and I know those ingredients still live and breathe inside me every time I write a song of my own. You shaped me.

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The second man on the moon reviews 'Gravity'

I was so extravagantly impressed by the portrayal of the reality of zero gravity. Going through the space station was done just the way that I've seen people do it in reality. The spinning is going to happen -- maybe not quite that vigorous -- but certainly we've been fortunate that people haven't been in those situations yet. I think it reminds us that there really are hazards in the space business, especially in activities outside the spacecraft.

I was happy to see someone moving around the spacecraft the way George Clooney was. It really points out the degree of confusion and bumping into people, and when the tether gets caught, you're going to be pulled -- I think the simulation of the dynamics was remarkable.

We were probably not as lighthearted as Clooney and Sandra Bullock. We didn't tell too many jokes when people were in some position of jeopardy outside the spacecraft, but I think that's the humanity coming through in the characters. This movie gave great clarity to looking down and seeing the features of Earth … but there weren't enough clouds, and maybe there was too precise a delineation from space.

I know: If you're looking down at Earth, you're looking through an atmosphere that has a bit of haze in many places and not just occasional clouds. Here, the precision was remarkable, though you might need a pretty good spy telescope to see that well.

We're in a very precarious position of losing all the advancements we've made in space that we did 40 years ago, 50 years ago. From my perspective, this movie couldn't have come at a better time to really stimulate the public. I was very, very impressed with it.

Buzz Aldrin, 83, not only is the second man to walk on the moon but also was one of the first astronauts to float in space for an extravehicular activity during 1966's Gemini XII mission. He teamed with Nebula Award-nominated writer John Barnes for Encounter With Tiber, a sci-fi novel about the space program, recently published as an e-book.


Dorian Missick & Tracie Thoms Will Be Quvenzhané Wallis' "Fake Parents' In Remake Of 'Annie

The constantly-busy (film, TV, web series) Dorian Missick and Tracie Thoms have joined the cast of Sony Pictures' Annie, a reimagining of the Broadway musical, which stars Quvenzhané Wallis as the title character.

Missick and Thoms will play Annie’s "fake parents."

Both actors join a cast that already includes Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje, Bobby Cannavale and Rose Byrne (did not know they were in this together - op).

The film is currently filming in New York City, under Will Gluck's direction, based on a script he revised, originally written by Emma Thompson and Aline Brosh McKenna.

Will & Jada Smith's Overbrook Entertainment, in partnership with Jay-Z (who'll be working on the soundtrack) are producing.

The long-in-development remake of the Broadway musical will be released by Sony Pictures on December 19, 2014 (Sony moved the date up a week).

Missick recently wrapped shooting on the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced thriller, Beware the Night, in New York City, in which he appears alongside Eric Bana and Joel McHale. Thoms can next be seen in the telepic Gothica, a contemporary tale that weaves together various iconic urban legends.

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Helena Bonham Carter's long-term partner Tim Burton pictured 'kissing' mystery blonde?

Director Tim Burton has been spotted apparently embracing a mystery woman following a cinema date in Hampstead, London.
The 55-year-old, who has been in a long term relationship with Helena Bonham Carter for 12 years, was seen in what appeared to be an intimate moment with the unknown woman as they returned to their car after watching The Wicker Man.
MailOnline has made repeated attempts to contact representatives for both Tim and Helena to comment on the images, which were taken at the end of September.

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20 More Authors to Read This Halloween

Last year House of Geekery did a 20 Authors to Read During the Halloween Season list and this year they did a list of 20 more.


1. H.P. Lovecraft
Check out: At the Mountains of Madness and Other Novels, H.P. Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction
2. R. L. Stine
Check out: The Haunted Mask, Fear Street Series
3. Seth Grahame-Smith
Check out: Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
4. Agatha Christie
Check out: Death Comes as the End, Endless Night, Crooked House
5. J.L Bourne
Check: Day By Day Armageddon

The other 15 at the source

And the original 20 authors here

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12 New Shows Hoping To Be The Next Breaking Bad

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone. The one who knocks knocks no more. We won't give away what went down in Sunday's series finale of "Breaking Bad," partly because we don't want to ruin it for anyone who hasn't yet seen it and partly because we wrote this before it aired, but we know that we're not spoiling anything to say that there's no more of Vince Gilligan's praised-to-the-skies cult hit coming down the pipeline. The show's two-part fifth season has long been planned to be the last, and Walter White's story is well and truly all wrapped up.

And the end of the show comes at a crucial point for television fans. For the last decade or so, we've been living in something of a golden age for TV drama, kicked off by “The Sopranos” (and, if you go further back, “Homicide: Life On The Streets” and “Oz”), and continued by the likes of “The Wire,” “Six Feet Under,” “Deadwood,” “The Shield,” “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “Terriers” and, if we broaden the definition away from that very particular brand of cable drama, the likes of “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Lost,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “24,” “The West Wing” and many, many others.

In that time, cable drama has become bigger than ever. “The Walking Dead” and “Game Of Thrones” now draw bigger audiences than almost any scripted network series, which would have been unthinkable a decade ago. Add to that that more and more outlets are commissioning series, from HBO’s long-time competitors like Showtime and FX, to networks not known for that kind of programming, like The History Channel, to online upstarts like Netflix and Amazon. But one could argue that we’re starting to creep toward the end—or at least the beginning of the end—of the golden age. Almost every one of the shows in our second paragraph have ended, with “True Blood” wrapping up next year and “Mad Men” following the year after (with an extra year’s reprieve after AMC decided to artificially split the critical darling’s seventh and final season in two, following the example set by “The Sopranos” and “Breaking Bad”).

It isn’t that great shows haven’t stepped up in their place. “Game Of Thrones,” “Homeland,” “Rectify,” “The Americans,” “The Bridge,” “House Of Cards” and “Orange Is The New Black” are among the quality offerings that have sprung up in the last couple of years, while only a few nights ago, Showtime debuted the extremely promising “Masters Of Sex.” For all their strengths, however, none quite feel (yet) like the kind of epoch-defining show that they’re replacing. “The Wire," “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men” all hit their stride in later seasons, but they all also felt like something special and new right out of the gate, and not all of the examples above can say the same (we’d argue that “Game Of Thrones” and “OITNB” come closest).

Perhaps most importantly, remember that “Breaking Bad” was rejected from almost every network out there. Remember that it was a crime drama about a high-school teacher with terminal cancer who starts cooking crystal meth, written by a guy who’d worked on “The X-Files,” and starring the dad from “Malcolm In The Middle.” The chances are that the next “Breaking Bad” won’t come from Martin Scorsese, or star a slumming-it movie star, or be a spin-off of a pre-existing series. The next “Breaking Bad” will take you surprise, so long as the networks continue to do their job.

With that in mind, we didn’t want to leave things on a pessimistic note because there’s lots of promising drama on the way from the cable channels, in a wide range of genres. So we’ve picked out twelve potential shows that should debut in the next year that might help to fill your Heisenberg-shaped void. Some are from big-name writers and directors, some feature big-name actors, some are based on pre-existing material. We decided to exclude “Breaking Bad” spin-off “Better Call Saul” to make way for something less familiar, and we excluded “Masters Of Sex,” as it’s already started airing. But even with that in mind, we hope that somewhere among them will be a show that can live alongside “Breaking Bad,” “Mad Men” and the rest.

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What piques your interest the most? What do you think will be your next addictive, watch-it-all-at-once show? Let us know below.

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"Fantastic Beasts" movie producer David Heyman is apparently taking everyone's casting choices

First up, Hogwarts. Even if Fantastic Beasts protagonist Newt Scamander has graduated from wizarding school, we could see him heading there for a consult, and butting heads with who we surmised would be headmaster at the time, Phineas Black. ("Yes, he would be," Heyman confirmed). When we suggested that Black could provide conflict, since he wouldn't support Newt's research or goals of understanding other species, Heyman lit up. "I love this! I'm going to remember that." As for the once and future headmaster Dumbledore, Heyman agreed that just a cameo should do the trick. "It could still be Michael Gambon [even if Dumbledore was younger]," Heyman said. "But I like that. A little wink is a good idea."

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Source - So if you bump into Heyman (pictured above with Sandra Bullock) anytime soon, you can throw your fancasting over to him.
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Oprah Considering Sale of Harpo Studios

Harpo Inc. is considering selling some of its West Side studio campus.

Oprah Winfrey’s studio has hired real estate firm Eastdil Secured LLC to market the property, said Nicole Nichols, a Harpo spokeswoman.

Harpo is looking at options that could include selling, refinancing or leasing back a portion of its four-building campus, as well as other Harpo assets, a source said. The complex at 1058 W. Washington and a related parking lot cover a city block.

The talk show diva has maintained production and post-production operations for work related to her cable network, called OWN, at the facility. A source said that in any sale or leaseback arrangement, that operation is expected to remain.

Winfrey stopped using the studio for her broadcast talk show in 2011. The studio audience she drew for tapings helped produce a business renaissance on the Near West Side.

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Ian Astbury: ‘I’ve got a Cult following … but what’s arrogant Kanye’s legacy?’

The Cult frontman Ian Astbury has slammed Kanye West for being arrogant, accusing him of having “no legacy”.

The 36-year-old rapper made headlines last week after a cringeworthy interview with Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, in which he claimed he was “the number one rock star on the planet”.

Astbury, 51 — whose band had major success in the Eighties and Nineties and is back on tour this month — said: “Kanye, I admire him greatly as an artist. He is young, has a great sense of style but he obviously feels like he is not being heard.

“If you look at David Bowie, you never read an interview where he talks about what he’s going to do. He just does it.

I’ve seen the guy perform — he just stands still. Get your hands off the trophy until you’ve earned it. It’s not about the accolades — you’re a service. You’re not about your accoutrements — your legacy is being a service.

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SPOILERS BITCH!!!! 'Breaking Bad': On the set for the final scene -- EW Exclusive

“Is that thick enough for you?” Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan asks Bryan Cranston as they examine the maroon syrup that will serve as the final ounces of blood to leak out of Walter White.

“Bring the thickest!” declares Cranston.

Here in a warehouse hidden off an Albuquerque dirt road, the man you once identified as clownish, clown-fearing patriarch Hal on Malcolm in the Middle but now have come to see as the disconsolate terminally ill high school chemistry teacher who embarked on a wildly lucrative and wickedly destructive career in meth manufacturing is preparing to play out the final moments of a tragic life. The scene — the very last one from the AMC crime drama’s series finale — won’t be the last filmed. The machine-gun hellfire that Walt will unleash just before he is shot while shielding estranged partner Jesse (Aaron Paul) from the spray will be lensed tomorrow. And there will be more to follow. But today? It’s the aftermath: Walt’s weary-yet-resolved steps into the afterlife. Yes, a bullet takes this sinner before the cancer does.

EW arrived on the set armed with little knowledge of how this end had come to be. The show’s secrecy levels during the filming of season 5 made laconic hitman Mike (Jonathan Banks) look like a loose-lipped chatterbox. But the chance to witness the literal fall of Walter White — the man who went from harmless to ruthless like no other antihero before him — was worth its weight in spoilery, out-of-context disorientation. Sometimes, when you’re on page 323 of a 400-page novel and a sudden breeze flips the book to the last page, taunting you with forbidden knowledge of the finish, you go where the wind takes you.

One thing is crystal-blue clear from walking on to the set on this March afternoon: The end of one of the new century’s great dramas is dangerously nigh. No one, of course, knew that Breaking Bad would eventually rocket to the next level of pop cult importance. That it would double its audience with the first of these last eight episodes and grow its fan base even bigger each week. (A staggering, series-high 10.3 million viewers tuned in for the Sept. 29 finale). That it would clog Twitter feeds. And that it would finally lay claim to Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series. But that’s all shiny, external stuff. This is about a family of cast members, bonded through six years of extreme weather and togetherness in New Mexico, being methodically and mercilessly whittled down. Bob Odenkirk (Saul “Better Call Spin-Off” Goodman) and Dean Norris (ASAC Schrader, R.I.P.) have already finished shooting. Matt Jones (Badger) and Charles Baker (Skinny Pete) wrapped the night before. Betsy Brandt (Marie) waved goodbye the day before that. Anna Gunn (Skyler) and RJ Mitte (Walt Jr.) are up next on the chopping block.

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NCIS Boss Spills Secrets Behind Ziva's Exit: What Changed? Was a Kiss Cut? Could She Return?


When all was said and done (and being watched by 20 million viewers), NCIS showrunner Gary Glasberg says he was “very pleased” with how longtime cast member Cote de Pablo‘s final episodes unfolded. That said, there were wrinkles to be ironed out as he rejiggered his original Season 11 launch plan to accommodate this important goodbye, sprung on him, as it was, late in the process. Here, Glasberg answers TVLine’s burning questions about Ziva’s exit.

HOW DID COTE DE PABLO’S EXIT CHANGE THE ORIGINAL SEASON 11 PREMIERE STORYLINE? | Most simply, said, “There is no comparison,” Glasberg asserts. “My intention was to pick up where we left off and tell the story of Gibbs and where we left him, with the sniper rifle, and set up some of the Parsa/terrorist storyline that is going to follow through this season.” Once it became clear that the actress and show would be parting ways, Glasberg says, “I realized very quickly that we couldn’t [writer Ziva out] in one episode — there was no way — and do it properly, and that’s why it turned into a two-parter. And that’s why the significant second half of the [Season 11 premiere] became about her.”

| “No, not at all,” Glasberg makes clear. As originally laid out, DiNozzo, McGee and Ziva “all went off and were doing their separate things [during the four-month time jump], and I had a sense of something that I wanted her to be doing. But while she was separated from the group, it was not to the extent that you saw.”

WAS THERE A SECOND TONY/ZIVA KISS THAT DIDN’T MAKE THE CUT? | In the two-part premiere, no. But in an episode from a previous season, Glasberg shares, “There was a kiss that existed at one point that was a last-minute addition to a sequence that never got used. It was something we had toyed with once before. And if there’s an opportunity at some point to dig it up out of the archives, maybe I will.”

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From Kanye to Pharrell, rap stars embrace Miley Cyrus

While Miley Cyrus has a batch of critics, there is a group rallying behind her and praising her as a vital talent: rappers.

Pharrell produced several songs on Cyrus’ new album. She has been featured on the latest albums from Snoop Lion and will.i.am. Big Sean requested her as the star of his “Fire” music video. And to top it off, Kanye West invited her to appear on the remix to “Black Skinhead,” his anti-racism rant from his eerie and dark “Yeezus” album (op: SMH).

Cyrus’ album “Bangerz,” out Tuesday, features guest spots from Big Sean, Nelly, Future and French Montana. In an interview, Juicy J called the 20-year-old “a genius.” 50 Cent, who hasn’t yet worked with her, added that Cyrus “can be on anything hip-hop orientated because (she’s) rebellious.”

The idea of the former “Hannah Montana” star becoming a muse for rap stars seems odd to some, but Mike WiLL Made-It, who executive produced “Bangerz,” said the singer has struck a chord with rappers because she isn’t following in the footsteps of pop stars like Katy Perry but creating her own bold path.

“People like Kanye are fans of music, people like Pharrell are fans of all types of music. … It all boils down to her being very talented and not scared to do new things,” said the producer, whose new single, “23,” features Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J.

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Kelly (Virgin Radio 96) Interviews Fifth Harmony + Behind the scenes of Me & My Girls

- About the X Factor
- Finding their sound
- Bringning their own energy in the group
- About Simon Cowell and LA
- Ellie Goulding LOVING their version of Anything Could Happen (x)
- Them being cute
- Etc.
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New ‘Thor: The Dark World’ featurette, posters released

Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston explain a few scenes in the latest Thor: The Dark World featurette and we get new posters of their battle ready friends Volstagg and Fandral.

In the latest Thor: The Dark World featurette we see Hemsworth, Hiddleston, and Portman discussing some scenes from the Thor sequel. With an incredible extended TV spot being featured during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D earlier this week, we’re definitely getting excited for Marvel’s next film.

Check out the latest Thor: The Dark World featurette thanks to IGN:

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The Video Game That Began With Pictures Of Ellen Page

A picture of Ellen Page. Sixteen years old. Hair cropped short against her scalp. A tiny human, face etched in vulnerable, stubborn resilience.

It began with an idea. David Cage sits at his desk, but he can’t write. He looks for an image. He can’t remember the words he types into the search engine but, before he knows it, on his screen, a photograph of the actress Ellen Page. A funeral, a single idea and pictures of Ellen Page. “This,” says David Cage, “is how everything started with Beyond: Two Souls”.

In a bar, next to a Freeway in a part of Los Angeles he has never visited before, David Cage fidgets in his chair. He’s about to meet Ellen Page for the first time and he is nervous; but not for the reasons you might expect. He will not be starstruck by Ellen Page. He won’t stammer over words or suffer the strange distance that comes with meeting a celebrity in real life. “When you’ve worked with David Bowie,” he says, “you’re no longer afraid of anyone.”

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'Glee's' Cory Monteith Tribute: Creator Ryan Murphy Talks 'Stunning' Goodbye To Finn Hudson

It's almost time to say goodbye to Finn Hudson forever, and "Glee" co-creator Ryan Murphy says that although the process of writing, shooting and editing the Cory Monteith tribute episode, "The Quarterback" (Thurs., Oct. 10 at 9 p.m. ET on Fox), was "incredibly difficult," the end result is "stunning."

At a private press screening of FX series "American Horror Story: Coven" (Season 3 premieres Wed., Oct. 9 at 10 p.m. ET on FX), Murphy talked about the pressures the "Glee" cast faced being thrust into fame so quickly, Monteith included, but said that the cast was all there to help say goodbye to him onscreen, even if they weren't necessarily written into the episode.

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Teyana Taylor Claps Back At Rihanna By Posting Her Own Twerk Video

Rihanna and Teyana Taylor have been involved in a pretty nasty Twitter war. Teyana puts out a video of herself singing. Rihanna put a video of a dude in drag singing the same song. Yesterday, Rihanna showed off her twerk skills in the video for “Pour It Up”, so Teyana followed up with her own very potent twerk video via Instagram.

Teyana definitely knows what she’s doing. So, that begs the question…who did it better? Rih Rih or Teyana? Hit the flip to see the twerks and more recent Instagram photos from Rihanna’s newest challenger.

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Miley Cyrus Gets Her Own Twerking Action Figure!

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Now you can take Miley Cyrus home with you!

American toy company HeroBuilder has come out with their very own twerking action figure made in the likeness of the "Wrecking Ball" singer.
The "bobble butt" doll features Cyrus from her infamous (and very controversial) 2013 VMA performance with Robin Thicke. The figurine portrays the 20-year-old bending over in her skimpy two-piece outfit while sticking out her tongue.At the base of the figure, the word "twerk!" is written.
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Fear No More: 'Metástasis' is a 97 percent pure 'Breaking Bad' remake (lmao)

We might've all waved goodbye to Walter White, but we can still say buenos dias to Walter Blanco. There's a Spanish language version of Breaking Bad in production, Sony Pictures Television says, and it's called Metástasis.

Metástasis is set in Colombia, and looks to ape Breaking Bad's plotline. Walter Blanco is a cancer-stricken chemistry teacher who starts cooking methamphetamine to pay for his family's well-being with small-time dealer Jose Miguel Rosas. Even the nomenclature is similar: Rosas is Metástasis' Pinkman, Hank is now Henry, and Blanco's wife is Cielo, a direct reference to the "Sky" in Skyler. First shots from Metástasis show Blanco in the same pose and state of undress as White way back in the pilot episode of Breaking Bad's season one: pantless in open scrubland, gun in one hand.

But expect some changes, as Sony Pictures Television's Angelica Guerra confirms. There's no motor home meth lab, for one. It'll be replaced by an old school bus, to reflect the comparative unpopularity of recreational vehicles in South America. And although Guerra says Breaking Bad had a "universality" to its tale of chemistry-teacher-turned-drug-lord, the Hollywood Reporter interprets her comments to suggest Metástasis will be "more mainstream," to fit a Spanish-speaking audience used to dramas such as El Cartel and La Saga. This English-language trailer shows some of the changes in visual tone.

Metástasis is the second confirmed child of Breaking Bad. The other — prequel Better Call Saul — has been picked up by AMC. Both are yet to earn an air date.

Sorry but this is borderline insulting, it's like saying that us latinos can't watch US series because we wouldn't understand it so we need a "more mainstream" version? Bullshit.

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Glee's Naya Rivera: Engaged to Big Sean!

Naya Rivera is engaged to her boyfriend Big Sean, her rep confirms to JustJared.com!

The 26-year-old Glee actress has been dating the 25-year-old rapper for about six months. They made their first appearance together as a couple back in April at a movie premiere.

“I had followed him and he sent me a little message like, ‘I’m a fan.’ I tweeted that I followed him, I was trying to get his attention,” Naya previously told Access Hollywood about how she and Sean met. “We went to dinner and the rest is history.”

Naya and Sean collaborated recently on her debut single “Sorry”!

Congratulations to the happy couple!


Liam Payne's Grandfather Dies, He Misses Funeral for One Direction Tour


ONE DIRECTION star LIAM PAYNE is mourning the death of his grandfather.
The singer's sad news surfaced on Twitter.com on Wednesday (02Oct13) and, as thousands of fans expressed their sympathies to Payne, they turned the phrases "StayStrongLiam" and "RIPGrandpaPayne" into 'trending topics' on the micro-blogging website.

Few details about the Best Song Ever hitmaker's family death have emerged, but reports suggest the 20 year old was forced to miss his granddad's funeral on Monday (30Sep13) as he is currently on tour with the band in Australia.

Taking to his Twitter page on Wednesday (02Oct13), he writes, "Thanks for everyone's support at this hard time obviously this has been a tough few weeks for me I've never been through anything like this... And your support means the world so thanks guys".

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Kylie Jenner and Jaden Smith Hold Hands, Try To Out-Run Paps

Let the dating rumors begin (again)!

On Monday, best friends and possible twosome Kylie Jenner and Jaden Smith were snapped holding hands while heading to the movies together in Calabasas.

They were heading to meet Kylie's half-brother Brody Jenner, his girlfriend Bryana Holly and her dad Bruce Jenner.

UsWeekly reports that Kylie was wearing some of Jaden's clothes when they left the theater later.

The next day, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star posted this telling Tweet: "I loved him, I loved him, I loved him, I loved him. And I still love him. I love him."

Although they've never confirmed they're officially dating, it's clear they care about each other a lot. Kylie called Jaden her "best friend" while sending him birthday wishes back in July, while Jaden's praised Kylie as "pretty awesome."

Do you think they make a cute couple?


Nicole by OPI Debuts Selena Gomez Holiday Nail Polish Gift Sets

Nicole by OPI just unveiled its new Selena Gomez Limited Edition Holiday Nail Polish Gift Sets!
Inspired by the "Come and Get It" singer, the gift sets include two vibrant, gorgeous colors from Selena's fall collection with Nicole by OPI. The dynamic duo of hues are the dark violet Pretty in Plum and shimmery red-violet Scarlett. Each set also comes with a free mini bottle of Gumdrops, a soon-to-release matte and textured silver shade. Gumdrops has a "sugar-like" finish with fine glitter particles, recommended as a shade to wear without a top coat.

Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director, explained how to rock Selena's gift set shades. "Perfect for holiday festivities or as a stocking stuffer, lacquer fans can try these shades separately or mix them together to create dual sparkle and texture," Suzi said.

To apply any of Selena's hues, start with Nicole by OPI Base Coat Plus for smooth, even color. Then, apply two coats of your favorite Selena shade. Mix and match the plum, red and silver shades with Selena's other 12 "bold & brillant" lacquers for some fun color play. Finish with Nicole by OPI Top Coat Plus to protect nails and prevent chipping.

Nicole by OPI offers long-lasting, fast-drying and salon-quality shades for your fingertips. The polishes have no DBP, toluene or formaldehyde in them to ensure the best results.

The sets are only $7.99 and will be available at U.S. stores like CVS, Ulta, Kmart, Kroger, H-E-B, and Duane Reade this month. In Canada, these sets will be available for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Jean Coutu, Rexall, London Drugs, Familiprix, Uniprix and Brunet.

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ExxonMobil Sues Fox over FXX Logo

ExxonMobil Corp. sued 21st Century Fox on Wednesday, arguing that the design of recently launched FXX network steals their Exxon logo.

The suit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Houston, challenges 21st Century Fox’s trademark registration and seeks an injunction requiring that FXX remove the logo and stop using it. It also seeks triple damages for the harm caused to Exxon for the marketplace confusion.

The oil giant said that it contacted FXX to ask them to remove and stop using the interlocking FXX design, but they refused.

Among other things, Exxon Mobil argues that the use of the logo is a violation of the Lanham Act, which governs trademark law, and that it is likely to “cause confusion, to cause mistake, or to deceive customers and potential customers.” They argue that it makes it look as if FXX is affiliated with Exxon.

ExxonMobil even included Internet comments from various websites, including one on TV.com in which a commenter wrote, “That FXX logo has to go, that is awful on a plate. Also, Exxon is going to be pissed.”

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