October 18th, 2013


Twitter-based BDS Movement urges entertainers and others to stage anti-apartheid-like boycott

Pop star Rihanna has confirmed an Oct. 22 concert in Tel Aviv, a decision that has delighted her legions of Israeli fans but angered proponents of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, a global campaign calling for the use of political and economic pressure to compel Israel to withdraw from Palestinian land.

Known in the Twittersphere as #BDS, the movement has been gaining momentum since its inception in 2005, and has caused ripple effects across Israel’s academic, agricultural and manufacturing sectors. Its proponents, who consider Israel’s policies against Palestinians tantamount to apartheid, have pushed — with success — for Israel’s detractors to adopt a total refusal to purchase Israeli products, to target corporations and universities that do business with Israel, and to encourage governments to levy penalties against the Jewish state until it fully withdraws from the territories it captured in the 1967 Six-Day War and allow all Palestinian refugees the right of return to their pre-1948 homes.

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Katy Perry: A Higher Power Saved Me

Katy Perry says a “higher power” saved her from depression.

The 28-year-old singer believes something helped guide her in the right direction when she was overwhelmed and heartbroken. And she credits this force with changing her life for the better.

“Everybody asked me how I got through that and I would say my friends, working out, vitamins and supplements,” Katy told Entertainment Tonight. “But I think there was just a higher energy, a higher power that was helping shoot me in the right direction. In a more positive direction.

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I knew her Evangelical Christian, homophobic persona would come back
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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard - Just Married

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have reportedly tied the knot after nearly six years together!

The 33-year-old actress and the 38-year-old actor got married at the Beverly Hills County Clerk Office in a no-frills ceremony, according to TMZ.

Kristen and Dax had went to get their marriage license when a court employee offered to marry the couple right there on the spot. They decided to go for it and the ceremony was conducted in a nearby courtroom. Eyewitnesses said that Kristen cried during the ceremony.

Dax proposed to Kristen back in June after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the gay marriage ban. "We've been very vocal about not wanting to be married in a state that doesn't allow that right to all of its citizens," Bell told Celebuzz in 2012. "We'll wait until California gets on the right side of history."

Bell and Shepard are parents to daughter Lincoln, born in March 2013.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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BBC's 'Still Game' set to return, Scotland rejoices

DELIGHTED fans flooded internet sites after our story that stars Ford Keirnan and Greg Hemphill are to take the show back to the stage.

Still Game mania swept Scotland yesterday after the Daily Record revealed Jack and Victor are getting back together after six years.

Our story sparked an internet frenzy of speculation about the new show, which will be officially unveiled next week.

The cast have been sworn to secrecy but writers and stars Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan reckon the stage show and DVD of the Craiglang gang’s antics could rival BBC Scotland’s smash-hit Mrs Brown’s Boys.

The pair fell out over “creative differences” in 2008 after six series but it seems they have made up.

Actors Tom Urie, Michelle McManus and Greg McHugh who have appeared in the show, welcomed the return.

They joined thousands of fans who expressed their delight on the internet.

Michelle said: “It’s one of the best comedies to ever come out of this country.

“I can’t wait to see what shenanigans the Craiglang gang have in store for us.”

River City star Tom added: “Scottish audiences have never been thirstier for one more pint in the Clansman.”

Gary: Tank Commander star Greg said: “I think it would work brilliantly live.”

Christopher Kennedy, 23, from Glasgow, has campaigned for the show to return for three years.

He said: “It’s a much-loved show – 25,000 people have connected to the Bring Back Still Game Facebook and Twitter pages.

“A lot of people are delighted it’s coming back.”

Rab Christie runs The Comedy Unit, who produced the series with Ford and Greg’s company Effingee.

He said: “The cast are dynamite together. We all recognise someone we know when we tune in to watch. And the jokes have always been brilliant.”

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More Information On Paltrow’s feud with Vanity Fair

What exactly is Gwyneth Paltrow afraid of from Vanity Fair? Sources exclusively tell Page Six the glossy magazine might be digging deep into her “friendship” with handsome Miami billionaire Jeff Soffer.

We first revealed back in June that Gwynnie had warned friends not to talk to Vanity Fair, which is working on a story about her. She e-mailed pals, “If you are asked for quotes or comments, please decline.” VF editor in chief Graydon Carter this week told The Times of London, “We have a very good writer and it’ll run.”

Now we’re told that researchers on the story by top VF writer Vanessa Grigoriadis have been asking Miami society sources questions about Paltrow and Soffer, who is considered Miami royalty, owns the lavish Fontainebleau Hotel and recently married Elle Macpherson.

One said, “Vanity Fair is asking if Gwyneth had an affair with Jeff back in 2008 when he reopened the Fontainebleau. He flew her in for the party, and she stayed at his house.” Paltrow has been married to Coldplay rocker Chris Martin since 2003. They have two kids, Moses and Apple.

Paltrow — who wore a revealing little white dress to the resort’s reopening — sparked speculation about her relationship with Soffer after she attended a Victoria’s Secret party there and “remained closed off in a private section with Soffer,” The Post reported at the time.

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How many beloved characters will die of #TheWalkingDead 's new Biohazard menace?

Speaking with Vulture, Robert Kirkman revealed more about the brand new threat coming for those in the prison:

Pulling in a new threat in your fourth season, I think, is a good thing. Also, it’s important to know that this is really just some form of the Spanish Flu. It’s something that exists in our everyday world now; it’s a time where there is no modern medicine. Scott Gimple, the new showrunner, really wanted to explore that new possibility of the simple things, the really little things, coming to devastate these people. That’s what we’re going to explore.

He also hinted that this new threat is going to take out many of the new characters that the premiere introduced:

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And, here is the latest sneak peek at this Sunday's episode, "Infected"

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Kelly Clarkson Sees 'Red'

For Clarkson, making a Christmas album was a chance to defy genre limitations and just be herself

Cradling a cherry red guitar and decked in a tartan plaid dress, poinsettia jacket and matching studded, strappy heels, Kelly Clarkson isn't exactly soft-pedaling her upcoming holiday album, "Wrapped in Red." And it hardly matters that Halloween is still weeks away. For the past year, Clarkson has had Christmas on her mind.

Conversations about Clarkson's sixth studio effort being a Christmas album started last December, and recording with Greg Kurstin-who produced Clarkson's 1.1 million-selling Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" and the four hits on P!nk's "The Truth About Love," which has sold 1.8 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan-began in May. RCA is shipping a half-million total units for pre-order on Amazon.com and Target.com.

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I can't wait to be in Vegas for the taping of the Christmas special. I need this masterpiece now.

This Is How the Internet Reacted to Benedict Cumberbatch on the Cover of TIME

TIME's cover snub proves rather...cumbersome.

You can’t always get what you want. Especially if what you want is a copy of a magazine featuring your favorite dreamy movie star on the cover.

It’s a lesson we here at TIME learned today after we put actor Benedict Cumberbatch, also known as the owner of the sharpest cheekbones in the land, on the cover of the International edition of TIME Magazine (U.S. subscribers, he’s in the magazine as well!). Some fans were upset—maybe spitting mad is the more accurate term—that the Cumberbatch cover is only available outside of the U.S. Others were just happy that their object of Internet affection is getting some face time within the red border. And let’s not forget this swoonworthy GIF we made for you.

Below, some of our favorite reactions.

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Ideas for the next TIME cover? Someone from Doctor Who, perhaps?

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Blind Item: The Perpetual Green Eyed Monster

This B-list celebrity, who used to be strictly a singer on the bubble of A-list, is out promoting herself nonstop...her show...her new look...planting rumors about herself... but none of it seems to be helping. Part of the problem is, she desperately wants to be seen as a sex symbol like her nemesis, this A-list celebrity, is seen effortlessly, but it's just never comes to fruition for her. People always say, "Oh wow her talent," rather than "Oh wow, she's so sexy!" and it drives her nuts. She spent a lot of money and did a lot of Adderall to look better than she has in years, and while she's getting some headlines here and there, no one seems to care. But everyone made a huge deal over her nemesis's latest project and how amazing she looked.

Well, she was pissed off, and paid someone off to release the 'smoke and mirrors' behind the other woman's project, then released another sexy photo shoot right on it's heels, hoping it would work. It didn't because the fans rallied around the other star and didn't care that things had been altered, they love her no matter what.

The B-lister went bananas. This feud mainly exists in her head, the two haven't had a conversation in over 15 years, but it's everything to her, and she wants to finally be #1. She's trying to buy secrets about the other woman to leak to the press that will make people turn on her. When you see a very unflattering story hit about the A-lister in the next month or so, know that it was planted by the jealous B-lister.

What are your guesses ONTD?
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Kelly Clarkson Gets Marriage License

Kelly Clarkson is getting ready to say "I do" in the near future.
The singer and fiancé Brandon Blackstock obtained a marriage license on Tuesday, E! News has exclusively learned.
As required, the couple appeared in person to obtain the necessary document, signing their full names, Kelly Brielle Clarkson and Narvel Brandon Blackstock.

The document, which also lists their parents' names, is good for 30 days from the date of issue, so...
Clarkson's big day is happening soon—though it won't be nearly as big as she and her fiancé, who has two children from a previous marriage first envisioned.
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"OK, this is why it's confusing," she recently told E! News, clarifying why some have suspected that she and Blackstock were already hitched. "I'm not married yet, because we had a wedding planned, like a huge one—and we still have a wedding planned, but we're not doing the big huge one."

The Grammy winner also revealed to us that she will be wearing a Temperley dress when she walks down the aisle.
Clarkson previously donned gowns by Monique Lhuillier and Marchesa for her engagement photos and had indicated that she would be wearing Vera Wang for her wedding—but Miss Independent apparently changed her mind.
But here's something that we're hoping the couple stick to...
"I want babies, like, right off the bat!" Clarkson said on Elvis Duran and the Morning Show earlier this month. "Well, I'm totally gonna have a girl. My first child will be a girl—I know it in my soul."


Queenriah writes another letter re: new single

Hey lambs, thank you for all your comments this week about the announcement of "The Art of Letting Go". I wish I could answer all of your questions and I'm gonna try my hardest and definitely tell you a bit more about the song.

I wrote and produced "The Art of Letting Go" with my friend, the uber talented Rodney Jerkins. We had worked together before, but this time around, I feel we went down a more organic path in terms of our approach to the songwriting process.

"The Art of Letting Go" was the second of two beloved songs I wrote with Rodney for this album. As we were writing, we both got goosebumps and a feeling of nostalgia. It might sound over the top but when I was singing this song, I felt like I had touched upon certain emotions within myself that I haven't put on a record in a very long time. I truly can't wait for all of you to hear and share these feelings with me.

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James Franco Helps Fan Get Back at Ex-Boyfriend

Is there anything James Franco can't do? During an Oct. 7 photo shoot at a private Beverly Hills home, the actor-writer-director-professor became a heartbreak hero.

Greta Pasqua, 15, whose dad owns the residence, "was really depressed because her boyfriend had just broken up with her," a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. "James caught wind of it and gave her a pep talk."

The star, 35, even helped Pasqua exact some sweet revenge. After learning the girl's ex is Franco-obsessed, the source tells Us, he took a huggy photo with her. "He said, 'Post it on Facebook and tell him to eat his heart out!'"

The plan worked. Says the source, "Her ex is all of a sudden starting to think he made the wrong decision!"

source he is just so special in so many levels <3<3
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Frankie Sandford Gives Birth To Son 'Parker Bridge'; 3/5's of 'The Sundays' now born.

Frankie Sandford has given birth to a baby boy.

The 24-year-old singer and her footballer fiance, Wayne Bridge, welcomed their first son, Parker, into the world early on Friday morning. Announcing the happy news via her Twitter page, The Saturdays star explained she and her beau are already 'absolutely besotted' with their new little bundle of joy.

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Vanessa and Gary are next lbr. Mollie would never have a child until she has a solo #1 album and a trio of solo #1 singles.
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Baseball Post! Dodgers and Cardinal Fans Make Team Playoff Anthems; LA's Song is Superior Forever

Ice Cube pens Dodgers playoff anthem

Yes, Mr. Cube — who once penned a controversial anti-police anthem and is now perhaps best known for pitching Coors Light — released a Dodgers playoff anthem before the start of the series. And with things looking grim after a couple of close losses, there’s no better time than now to turn to it for inspiration.

‘The Chase Is On’ Is The St. Louis Cardinals Playoff Song No One Asked For

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look Cardinal fans couldn't you at least have gone with Nelly to produce something cuz this song is an utter embarrassment. DOYERS FTW... though i know we are going to lose tonight cuz the team won't have Kershaw's back.
Also the Cardinal fans needs to get over the Mickey Ears incident and stop taking the playoffs so seriously. sorry your stadium isn't as fun as ours.

Kendra Wilkinson pregnant with baby no. 2 + A "psychotic bitch", says her brother.

Reality star and former Hugh Hefner girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson have been "trying" to have a baby since August.

Now, Us Weekly reports the former Playboy model and her hubby, former NFL star Hank Baskett, are expecting their second child.

It's early in the pregnancy, says Us, reporting that Wilkinson is about eight weeks along. Wilkinson has not confirmed the news.
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NBC's 'The Sound of Music' to be Shot On Long Island

It may be the second-greatest thing to ever come out of Bethpage, L.I.

The vast complex where scientists built the Apollo lunar lander will double for the Austrian Alps when NBC televises its live version of “The Sound of Music” on Dec. 5.

The production, starring country crooner Carrie Underwood, will be the first live network TV telecast of an entire Broadway show since 1957’s “Cinderella.”

Producers have opted to have the show originate in the cavernous complex that once housed top-secret projects for aerospace giant Grumman, rather than broadcast from a New York City soundstage or theater.

There is no live audience and no proscenium, as in a conventional theater,” an NBC official said.

Instead, the show will look like a film with all the action played live and in sequence.

For example, a scene might be performed in the von Trapp family’s living room, shot with multiple cameras. As the action proceeds, the actors will move to the next set off-camera and walk into the next scene, which will be filmed by a second camera crew, the official said.

Major set or costume changes will be made during commercial breaks, but several changes will happen instantaneously during the filming. If something goes wrong in the live filming, that’s the way it will be broadcast,” NBC officials said.

All of the singing will be live, and the music — using a 40-piece orchestra — will be prerecorded in order to ensure the best mix of the instruments.

The show will feature a a cast of 61, including four understudies and the six von Trapp children.

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#TheWalkingDead Just Dethroned 'High School Musical's' Ratings Record, Total Viewership 20.2 million

By most standards, Sunday's return of The Walking Dead was the biggest thing to happen to TV so far this fall -- with the obvious exception of the NFL. But with three days of DVR viewing now factored in, it turns out the season four premiere now stands as the most-watched non-sports broadcast in cable history.

Nielsen's Live+Three returns for The Walking Dead tick the total viewership up by more than four million viewers to a whopping total of 20.2 million. That's 2 million viewers north of the previous Live+Three record setter, High School Musical 2.

Disney Channel's 2007 telepic, the juggernaut franchise's last TV entry before segueing into a theatrical release, brought in 17.2 million viewers in its original telecast. Set in less DVR-centric days, it still stands as a record for Live+Same Day viewing. The audience rose by 1 million viewers in Live+Three, bringing it to 18.2 million.

Among adults 18-49, an arena The Walking Dead has had locked up for some time now, the episode improved by 2.8 million viewers. That puts it at 13.2 million viewers in the key demo before final Live+Seven returns are even in. That's a 10.6 rating, 1.4 points ahead of NBC's most recent outing of Sunday Night Football.


holy shit that's a lot of numbers, I watch the walking dead because i'm curious to see where the characters end up, also i fucking love Zombies. Why do you watch ONTD?

Hobbit 2 interview embargo lifted; lengthy Evangeline Lilly Hobbit set interview released

Evangeline Lilly goes from 'hired help' on 'Lost' to star treatment in 'The Hobbit'

WELLINGTON, NZ - In May of 2012, Evangeline Lilly greeted a crew of American journalists on the set of "The Hobbit." Actually, in theory it was the set of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." After our visit that changed and it's still not clear what movie features the scene we saw Lilly appear in, but her Middle Earth debut was subsequently pushed to a new "second" film, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." That meant the world would have to wait another year to meet Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh's original character, played by Lilly, Tauriel.

My colleague, Chris Eggersten, actually journeyed to Wellington for a visit specifically for "Smaug" a few months later. You can chronicle his experience with Peter Jackson, Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman and more starting here. Now, that "Smaug" is free for discussion the previous conversation with Lilly can see the light of day. And, like most of the cast we met over those beautiful days who'd been working in Wellington for a very long time, she was very glad to see us.

For Lilly, who is best known for her role on the iconic TV series "Lost," her inclusion in "LOTR" cinematic universe is a huge coup to her career. Her character Tauriel is a Woodland Elf who battles alongside Legolas (Orlando Bloom) in this expanded version of "The Hobbit," but she wasn't allowed to reveal too much about her character's story arc or how she interacts with Gandalf and Bilbo's merry band of dwarves. Her enthusiasm, however, was contagious and you'll enjoy her unfiltered answers about favoring large elf ears, Jackson's two-stage green screen process and her daily battle to do more stunts.

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Read more about Evangeline being pissed off at not being allowed to do wire stunts, speaking Elvish, her co-stars and crew, not having a scene with Gandalf, having actors shoot scenes at the same time on different stages for height reasons, and being part of the Peter Jackson family at the source
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Cut Copy Discusses How They Got Alexander Skarsgård In New Music Video

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We just got off the phone with Cut Copy frontman Dan Whitford and amidst a far-reaching discussion about the making of their new album, Free Your Mind, the best night club they've ever been to, and what you say when Tiesto tries to collaborate with you, the Melbourne based singer-songwriter-musician told us about the serendipitous sequence of events which led to Eric Northman Alexander Skarsgard starring as a cult leader in their new "Free Your Mind" clip.

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Teen Mom Kailyn Lowry Spends $200 To Eat Her Placenta After Giving Birth

It’s been just four months since Kim Kardashian gave birth to daughter North, and she’s already setting baby trends. After the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star explored her options for eating the post-birth mass on an episode of her show this summer, Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry has spoken out to say she’s trying the mommy trend too!

“Just paid to have my placenta encapsulated!” Lowry, who is pregnant with her second child, Tweeted on October 17. “I figured it can’t hurt to try!”

Lowry, 21, shelled out $200 for the pill version of the placenta, explaining that she thought the cost was “not too bad.”
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ngl, I've considered doing the same thing. Would you eat placenta, ONTD?

X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer coming soon

According to the The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) the first trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past has been approved and should be hitting sometime over the upcoming weeks. With Thor: The Dark World opening on October 30th in the UK I imagine 20th Century Fox will be aiming to show the trailer before the Marvel sequel. It’s the ideal audience after all.

The X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer will probably show up online beforehand so keep your eyes peeled.

X-Men: Days of Future Past stars Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, and Omar Sy.

Post-production is currently under-way and 20th Century Fox has set a May 2014 release.


isoHunt to Shut Down as Part of Settlement With Studios


The website isoHunt will shut down as part of a settlement in a massive piracy suit filed by Hollywood studios, agreeing to pay $110 million for claims that the site induced the pirating of movies and TV shows.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Chooljian canceled a planned hearing after she was informed of the settlement. A copy of the proposed settlement was filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Thursday morning.

The settlement terms include a $110 million judgment against isoHunt and its owner, Gary Fung, ending a seven-year legal battle over its operations.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in March ruled against isoHunt, concluding that “there is more than enough unrebutted evidence in the summary judgment record to prove Fung offered his services with the object of promoting their use to infringe copyrighted material.” The appellate court also said that isoHunt was not protected by the “safe harbor” provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, concluding that the site had so-called “red flag” knowledge of infringement and that they were profiting from it through advertising.

The settlement also prohibits Fung from “further profiting from the infringement of MPAA member studio content.”

Chris Dodd, chairman of the MPAA, said in a statement that the settlement “sends a strong message that those who build businesses around encouraging, enabling and helping others to commit copyright infringement are themselves infringers, and will be held accountable for their actions.”

Studios sued Fung and isoHunt in 2006. It had been one of the most popular sites using the BitTorrent protocol, In 2009, a federal court judge issued an injunction against the site, but isoHunt continued to operate through private servers in Canada. After the 9th Circuit issued its ruling upholding that injunction, what remained to be decided was how much in damages the site would have to pay. After a district court ruled that isoHunt’s infringement was “willfull,” they faced damages of $150,000 for each act of infringement. In addition to the settlement amount of $110 million, the agreement requires that isoHunt shut down by Oct. 23, 2014, the MPAA said.

Michael Elkin, an attorney representing isoHunt, had no comment.


I am so bummed out right now. Can anyone suggest alternative torrent sites (that are good)? :(

Over 30 new Thor: The Dark World stills


We have brand new exclusive stills from Thor: The Dark World. These stills give us our first look at Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and some incredible stunning sets from the movie. The film set for release in theaters across Lebanon on November 7 stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Kat Dennings, Jaimie Alexander, Idris Elba & Christopher Eccleston. Have a look at these exclusive stills below:

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Dodger Fans Have Great Taste:Boo Tom Cruise, Go Crazy for Bryan Cranston at NLCS Game

Dodgers Fans Boo Tom Cruise, Go Crazy for Bryan Cranston at NLCS Game

Say what you want about Los Angeles Dodgers fans, but they know quality entertainment when they see it.

They proved this much during Game 4 of the NLCS on Tuesday night, when Dodgers fans went from booing Hollywood mega-star Tom Cruise to cheering wildly for Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston.
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Dodger fans know wassup, They ain't got time for bandwagoners and fake fans. Heisenberg is the real deal para siempre. and Will Ferrell's intro to the lineup was really amazing.

Kid Cudi Announces 'Man On The Moon 3" Prelude EP


Man on the Moon 3 isn’t due until 2015, but Kid Cudi plans to hold his fans over with new music. The former G.O.O.D. Music signee announced that he will release a prelude EP within the next three months.

He shared the news with his fans during his “Cud Life” tour stop in Grand Prairie, Texas, on Wednesday.

“When I give you the release date, it will be 24 hours before it’s released,” said Cudi. “You won’t know when it’s gonna happen, but it’s definitely gonna happen in the next three months.”

The EP will include contributions from Dot Da Genius and King Chip, with “that classic Kid Cudder energy.”

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"Ironside" and "Welcome To The Family" cancelled, Community return date announced

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NBC has announced it will debut Dick Wolf’s “Chicago P.D.” (the spin-off of “Chicago Fire”) at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, as well as the season premiere of “Community” with back-to-back episodes from 8-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2.

“Community” then settles into its 8 p.m. time period on Jan. 9 followed by “Parks and Recreation” at 8:30. The Jan. 9 episode will be the show’s 100th and was co-written by Amy Poehler and Mike Schur.

Replacing “Ironside” in the 10 p.m. Wednesday time slot for November and December will be a string of original programming, including new episodes of “Dateline” crime stories, “Saturday Night Live” holiday-themed specials and holiday music specials starring Kelly Clarkson and Michael Buble. Highlights of the detailed week-by-week list are included below.

Thursday nights from 8-9 p.m. for the remainder of the fall will include original back-to-back “Parks and Recreation” episodes, specials such as “SNL Halloween,” plus a previously-announced edition of “The Voice” and “The Sound of Music Live!” broadcast. In addition, “The Sing-Off” moves into the time period in December for two weeks. Highlights of the detailed week-by-week list are also included below.

“Chicago P.D.” will star Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, and Sophia Bush as Windy City cops. The show is a spinoff of NBC’s popular Tuesday night drama “Chicago Fire,” which continues to see significant ratings increases in its second season.

Dick Wolf, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Peter Jankowski, Danielle Gelber and director Joe Chappelle serve as executive producers. “Chicago P.D.” is a production of Universal Television and Wolf Films.

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Premiere of "Twelve Years A Slave" at the 57th BFI London Film Festival

Director Steve McQueen and actors Lupita Nyong'o and Chiwetel Ejiofor attend the Accenture Gala ahead of the premiere of "Twelve Years A Slave" during the 57th BFI London Film Festival at the Langham Hotel on October 18, 2013 in London, England.

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Lupita's killing it on the red carpet.

Why the World Is Watching 'Gravity'

Why "Gravity" is turning out to be the breakout hit of the year, appealing to a wide range of moviegoers. But conventional Hollywood wisdom almost kept the film from ever getting made.

The film has broken box office records by appealing to young and old, men and women, art-movie fans, sci-fi geeks and evangelical Christian reviewers.

Now heading into its third weekend, "Gravity" is an increasingly rare phenomenon: a movie that draws audiences in droves, yet also wins joyous praise from critics. Exhibitors are thrilled that word is out the film should be seen not at home but in theaters, on a big screen, with high-quality sound. Comedian Albert Brooks slyly underscored the rewards of the immersive big-screen experience, tweeting "Just watched Gravity on an iPhone. Not that impressed."

Older people are acting like teens. "They're calling the theater asking how 3-D works," says Ted Mundorff, chief executive of Landmark Theatres, which operates 50 cinemas in 21 U.S. markets. "We're getting people out of the house who haven't been to a movie for 10 years or more."

If current trends continue, "Gravity" is likely to end up grossing more than $500 million world-wide, territory rarely seen by movies that aren't based on a comic book or toy and released in summertime or holiday season. It is unlikely to approach the world-wide grosses of movies like this year's No. 1 hit, "Iron Man 3," which sold more than $1.2 billion in tickets around the world.

The movie does, however, provide a reassuring message to the industry after a year of accelerated soul-searching, when big-ticket movies bombed and Steven Spielberg wondered aloud about a coming movie "meltdown." He praised cable TV as more adventurous. Now, "Gravity" joins a short list of recent movies that are fresh, high-quality fare for grown-ups and big business.

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For the tl;dr crowd: Gravity is still slaying, will continue to slay, etc.

Btw, someone asked Poncho what was it like to film in space. Poncho didn't bother to correct him. Viva Cuaron!

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Colton Haynes talks 'Arrow' season 2, DC Comics and Roy's red hoodie

In the DS Q&A, Haynes - who stars as Roy Harper - also looks back on season one's finale and the "devastating" loss of Tommy Merlyn, played by Colin Donnell.

Later, the 25-year-old reveals the source of his extensive DC Comics knowledge and talks competing for a sidekick role with his co-star Willa Holland (Thea Queen).

And keep watching right til the very end to learn the secret of Roy's red hoodie!


‘Batman vs. Superman’ starts filming tomorrow in LA

Though casting on ‘Batman vs. Superman‘ has barely begun (or, if it has, it hasn’t been announced publicly yet), filming on the superhero crossover is set to begin this weekend on October 19 in Los Angeles.

Zack Snyder will shoot part of ‘Batman vs. Superman’ on Saturday at East Los Angeles College Weingart Stadium during halftime of their 6:30pm football game. At halftime, the stadium will be transformed into Gotham City University stadium and Synder will shoot multiple scenes of a college football game between Gotham City and Metropolis State University. (Isn’t Metropolis a city?)

It’s unclear if Ben Affleck will make his first appearance as Batman or if Henry Cavill will return as Superman, but we’ll guess they won’t be involved. Though, the last time a Batman movie filmed a football scene at a stadium (see: Bane in ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘), it turned out to be a big part of the movie.

Even better, Snyder and Warner Bros. are looking for extras to fill the stadium for the shoot. According to a press release, “The first 2,000 people who sit in the filming area of the stadium will receive T-shirts designed by Snyder” and prizes will be raffled throughout the night.


Austin Mahone Hospitalized with Blood Clot in throat

Poor Austin Mahone!

The singer, who was hospitalized Thursday morning, is being treated for a blood clot in his throat, the Associated Press reports. His rep told AP he has "extreme inflammation in his throat as well as severe dehydration."

Mahone, 17, shared a photo of himself Thursday on Instagram in a hospital gown with the caption: "I've never felt so bad."

The singer's camp issued an official statement to USA TODAY Friday saying he is canceling the entire tour.

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Blood clots are scary. They discovered one in my leg in July. Any recent health scares for you ONTD?


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Health Groups Take Out Full Page Ad Urging Katy Perry To Drop Pepsi Deal

In an open letter that will be published in Variety on Monday, several health advocacy groups write to Katy Perry urging her to stop making commercials for Pepsi. “Today soda companies are using you and other celebrities to convince young people that drinking soda is hip, sexy and rebellious.” the letter says.

One of the groups who signed letter, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, was also an advocate supporting New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s initiative to tax large sugary drinks.

Other groups who signed the letter are the California Center for Public Health Advocacy, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, Berkley Media Studies Group, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and The California Endowment.

A representative for CSPI confirmed to BuzzFeed the authenticity of the letter.

The letter tells Katy Perry that she is teaching kids that if they drink Pepsi they can “be cool like Katy Perry” and they should “‘Live for now’ — and worry about the health consequences later.”

It goes on to remind her of her popularity with “teens and tweens” and urges her not to corrupt them by selling them soda.

“Don’t exploit that popularity by marketing a product that causes disease in your fans,” the letter says.

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Taylor Swift Post!

7 Great Quotes We Couldn’t Fit Into Our November Cover Story with Taylor Swift:
1. Fave song to sing on tour: “‘Trouble.’ It was the furthest thing people expected on this album, and I loved making something that sounded like nothing I had done before.”

2. Coolest celeb she’s met at an awards show: “Mick Jagger. He was such gentleman. We met and then he asked me to sing with The Rolling Stones in Chicago.”

3. Best relationship advice you’ve given to a friend: “Actually, I think you have to know that whatever advice you give, they may not take it. The priority should be on keeping the friendship rather than giving the best advice. Your best advice is usually, ‘Walk away from him! Tell him you never want to see him again!’ But if you are dealing with someone still in love, nothing you say can change their feelings. All you can do is be there for them and pick them up every time they get hurt. Until, that is, they are ready to move on for themselves.”

4. Fashion style she tries to avoid: “Pencil skirts. It’s a weird look for me.”

5. What life will look like at 30: “I envision a lot of coziness and warmth. I don’t know where I stand on family and kids right now because I can’t picture things without all the pieces of the puzzle. I don’t even have a semblance of an idea of a boyfriend right now. I don’t even have a mental daydream of who he would be. And who that person is determines what the rest of the puzzle looks like.”

6. Last time she cried: “Have you ever seen that commercial for Dawn with the baby ducks with oil all over them from a spill, and they get baths using Dawn? And then they are set free? And they do the same thing with some otters. I cried hysterically!”

7. Last time she was blissfully happy: “The other day. I was with friends, paddle boarding out in a harbor. We were laying out on our boards and talking. It was a beautiful day.”
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K-FED: "I Really Don't Give a Crap About Britney"

He has two sons with her, but beyond that ... Kevin Federline couldn't give two craps about Britney Spears. Seriously.

Federline was out in L.A. yesterday when we asked him a bunch of questions about his famous baby mama -- her new music video, her Vegas show -- but K-Fed made it very clear ... he's moved on with his life ... and Britney's not a part of it.

FYI, it's been 7 years since they split ... so it kinda makes sense.

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Do you get along with your ex ONTD?

Amandla Stenberg to recur on Sleepy Hollow!

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A Hunger Games alum is heading to Sleepy Hollow.

Amandla Stenberg, who starred as Rue in the 2012 box-office juggernaut, will recur on the breakout Fox drama as Orlando Jones' daughter, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

First appearing in the Nov. 25 episode, Stenberg will play Mae, the teenage daughter of Capt. Frank Irving and ex-wife Cynthia. Mae feels disconnected from her dad since he has taken up his post in Sleepy Hollow.

Thus far this season, Sleepy Hollow is the biggest percentage gainer when factoring in DVR, posting a staggering 71 percent increase in its second episode's live-plus-seven numbers to a 5.3 rating in adults 18-49.

When the series returns after baseball, Fringe favorite John Noble will make his debut for a major recurring role. (A newly released promo teases Noble's appearance.)


Ke$ha Got Her CROTCH Electrocuted While Performing On Stage - Yikes!

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Ke$ha electrocuted herself onstage in August but says it was worth it to entertain her fans.

The 26-year-old singer is currently on her Warrior world tour and during her shocking show she uses power tools while wearing what she calls a “chastity belt looking thing” that shoots flames.

Back in August she started convulsing onstage from an electric shock and she opened up to American late-night host Conan O’Brien about the frightening experience.

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People's Top Ten Celeb Quotes of the Week!

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"I think I started this whole category of lifestyle."

– Domestic doyenne Martha Stewart, making a frank statement while discussing GOOP founder Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle business ambitions, on Bloomberg Television

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Lady looks like a dude: Female model goes male to get more jobs

If you're looking for a career that can take you into retirement, don't be a female model. But if you already are one and find yourself approaching the (gasp!) big three-oh, consider doing what Elliott Sailors, 31, did and switch genders.

The New York Post reports that Sailors, a stunning blonde who for years worked steadily as a Ford Agency model, decided to switch things up once she found the offers were drying up. She cut off her hair, ditched the makeup and made use of her strong jawline to become a "male" model.

And guess what. It's worked.

Sailors told the Post that in the modeling world "men don’t need to look as young as possible, so I have a lot of time."

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About last night ...

Drunk Mellie Makes 'Scandal' Star Bellamy Young Our Scene-Stealer Of The Week

ABC's "Scandal" (Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET) is consistently packed with stellar performances and jaw-dropping moments, so it's no surprise that Shonda Rhimes' political drama was the first series that came to mind when debuting our new weekly feature, HuffPost TV's Scene-Stealer of the Week. Every Friday, we'll throw the spotlight on one memorable scene that stood out to us from the past seven days of TV, and the performer who stole the show.

Our inaugural nominee is Bellamy Young, whose drunken take on "Scandal's" steely First Lady, Mellie Grant, provided a hilarious and heartbreaking punctuation point to an already riveting hour. In this scene, Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) found his wife drunk on hooch, celebrating Olivia Pope's (Kerry Washington) survival -- since she knew that seeing her rival martyred would only increase her husband's idolatry. "As long as she's still alive, she's your flaw, your Achilles heel ... Which makes her my weapon," Mellie purred. "She's the strings that, if need be, I will pull to make my puppet husband dance." Chills!

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Bob Costas: Redskins name is ‘an insult, a slur’

During halftime of the Sunday Night Football game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys, NBC sportscaster Bob Costas weighed in on the controversy surrounding the Washington football team name. He said the Redskins’ name is an “insult” and a “slur.”

“There is no reason to believe” anyone behind the Redskins team or the NFL organization harbors any prejudice towards Native Americans, Costas said. He compared the Redskins’ name to other NFL teams with politically correct names that “honor, rather than demean” Native Americans, such as the Braves, Chiefs and Warriors.

“But think for a moment about the term ‘Redskins’ and how it truly differs from all the others,” Costas said. “Ask yourself what the equivalent would be if directed toward African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians or members of any other ethnic group. When considered that way, ‘Redskins’ can’t possibly honor a heritage or a noble character trait, nor could it possibly be considered a neutral term. It’s an insult, a slur no matter how benign the present-day intent. It’s fair to say that for a long time now, and certainly in 2013, no offense has been intended but if you take a step back, isn’t it clear to see how offense might legitimately be taken?”
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Google Has Patented The “Hand Heart” Gesture

A recently discovered patent has revealed that Google has patented “hand gestures to signify what is important” for users wearing a “wearable computing device” —- otherwise known as Google Glass.

The most alarming part of this patent is that it includes making a “heart-shaped hand gesture” that Google Glass wearers would make to signify that they “like” something

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Hannibal Exclusive: Weeds Alum Cast as Shrink in Season 2

Is there anyone on Hannibal not getting professional help?!

It’s a fair question, especially in light of news that NBC’s sublime psychological thriller has tapped TV vet Martin Donovan (Weeds, Boss) to play Jack Crawford’s (Laurence Fishburne) therapist at the FBI.

The potentially recurring gig will start early into Hannibal‘s second season (slated to premiere at midseason). Donovan’s TV credits also include NBC’s The Firm, DirecTV’s Rogue, and USA Network’s The Dead Zone.

[+ Gina Torres in a flower crown because that&apos;s what&apos;s most important here]

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Britney Spears’ handlers in full damage control - Trying to prevent embarassment for pop star

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Britney Spears’ handlers are leaving nothing to chance when the often controversial singer is being interviewed, the New York Daily News reports.

The 31-year-old pop star recently wrapped up a blitz of radio interviews to promote her upcoming shows in Las Vegas. For starters, interviewers were given just three questions which Spears may — or may not — answer.

Interviewers were warned questions would be limited to her new single, new album and new Vegas show. Broadcasters were warned: “so everyone is clear — no personal questions and no funny business.”

But the plan to keep the pop star on message appears to be backfiring, the News said.

Houston DJs Roula and Ryan had their interview pulled when it turned into an epic disaster.

“We thought we could make something out of the ‘rules’ dictated before the interview, but as we commenced the interview, we quickly realized this was a one-sided conversation,” Roula said. “That is not entertaining to our audience.”

Another DJ said the Spears handlers are trying so hard to control the interviews, she can’t even answer questions.

The DJ said: “The voices in her head are slowing down her conversation.”

Her people have blamed bad phone lines for the problems.


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Jennifer Lawrence & Liam Hemsworth on the cover of Cineplex magazine + JLaw covers ELLE France


The November issue of Cineplex Magazine, which will hit newsstands on October 25, brings us new character pictures of Gale and Katniss on the cover! They posted it today to their Instagram account. What do you think of this cover?

According to the headline, the featured article will involve Liam Hemsworth talking about the revolution, and a list of reasons to love Jennifer Lawrence (how they edited that list down to only 10 items, we’ll never know). Be sure to check back, as we’ll let you know if there’s anything more to report from the issue once scans hit the web.


Another day, another stunning Jennifer Lawrence cover and another reason to brush up on your French. Lawrence is the latest cover star of Elle France, gracing the magazine’s October 18 issue with all of the reasons to never brush your hair again and invest only in the finest of eyebrow gels.

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