October 28th, 2013

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Guess What? Kids These Days Don't Find the OG 'Halloween' Scary



John Carpenter's "Halloween" changed the rules of horror filmmaking when it was released 35 years ago today, taking cues from Hitchcock's "Psycho" and shaping the "slasher" movie as we now know it.

The film about masked killer Michael Myers's holiday rampage in a sleepy Illinois suburb is recognized as bona fide classic, and generally considered one of the most frightening movies of all time. Of course, the voting body for many of the lists that "Halloween" (which Anchor Bay is celebrating with a 35th anniversary Blu-ray) tops remembers when the film opened in theaters, or discovered it on VHS in the '80s or on DVD in the '90s.

What about for younger generations who have witnessed horror's dramatic evolution in the decades since? Do the film's shock tactics still work on an audience accustomed to more advanced effects, bloodier, gorier murders, and more sadistically deranged "torture porn" villains? Just how much as the film "aged" since its 1978 release? Simply put, does it still hold up today?

We showed the film to a group of 10 college-aged viewers from around the country who had never seen Carpenter's original before, and then compiled their reactions on the film.

The general consensus? "Halloween" just didn't do it for most of our Millennial subjects in the scare department. In response to an overarching question asking to rate the film's "scariness" on a scale of 1-10, the film registered a meager 5.4 rating. The highest single rating it got? A 7.5. The lowest, a 2.


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I'm not surprised by this, but I'm still enraged by it. Oh well.

3 DAYS UNTIL HALLOWEEN!


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R.I.P. Lou Reed: David Bowie, John Cale, Kim Gordon, and More Honor the Late Rock Icon

Read tributes by Julian Casablancas, Guns N' Roses, Jim James, Nile Rodgers, and Sub Pop Records

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Following reports that Lou Reed died on Sunday, October 27, at the age of 71, droves of musicians expressed grief and paid tribute to the Velvet Underground co-founder on Twitter. As of press time, an official cause of death has not yet been revealed, but Reed's literary agent, Andrew Wylie, told the New York Times he believed Reed's passing was related to a liver transplant the singer-songwriter underwent earlier this year. Wylie added, "He was as great an artist as it is possible to be in my opinion."

Surviving VU member John Cale shared a simple but tender remembrance on Facebook, writing, "The world has lost a fine songwriter and poet; I've lost my 'school-yard buddy'."

David Bowie's official Facebook posted a photo of Bowie and Reed together in 2007 with a caption that reads, "It is with great sadness that we report the death of Lou Reed who died today aged 71. (March 2, 1942 - October 27, 2013)... David Bowie said of his old friend: "He was a master."

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'Thor' star Tom Hiddleston on the cinematic scoundrels who shaped Loki

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Who were Loki’s bad influences?

Tom Hiddleston’s deliciously wicked performance as the cosmic evildoer in Thor, The Avengers, and the upcoming Thor: The Dark World (out Nov. 8) has made the character just as popular as the heroes he repeatedly antagonizes. Many fans have been begging Marvel Studios for a Loki stand-alone film.

“I’m standing on the shoulder of giants,” Hiddleston tells EW. Here are his top three favorite villains, who inspired his own creation.


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'Arrested Development' soundtrack with 42 songs coming in November



The Arrested Development soundtrack is on its way!

The Mitch Hurwitz-created show about the misadventures of the Bluth clan will give fans something to sing about while we wait with bated breath for more AD episodes or a possible film. Varèse Sarabande Records will release the soundtrack on Nov. 19. Film Music Reporter first reported the news.

“Arrested Development’s composer David Schwartz selected his songs and score from all four seasons of the show, with a heavy dose of the original madcap songs and its signature ukulele tunes,” according to a press release. Schwartz (who scored Deadwood, Beverly Hills, 90210) wrote on his website that “the playlist is based on all of the requests from we received during the AMA on reddit.com. Greatest fans ever!”

Do you think Gob and Franklin will go on tour?
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Mariah Carey reveals *single* cover for "The Art of Letting Go"

In anticipation of her upcoming studio album, "The Art of Letting Go," and the November 11 release of the debut track, Mariah Carey revealed the single cover today on Facebook.



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you cannot even begin to deal with this flawless queen. this cover is quintessential Mariah: really sexy and kind of tacky. I love it tbh.

edit: actually I think this is the single cover not the album cover, oop @ me, but still bow
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Renée Zellweger leads the fashion pack at the Armani event in New York



Renée Zellweger cut a super svelte figure as she arrived at Giorgio Armarni’s One Night Only New York event on Wednesday.

The 44-year-old actress put together a sleek black power suit with a cute bow-tie on the front, and let her outfit do the talking as she pulled her hair into a low pony

All-black was seemingly the theme of the night- Hilary Swank glittered in a sparkly shirt and black cigarette pants, Dianna Agron showed off her unusual style in a button dress, and Naomi Watts looked glamorous in a maxi skirt and silky grey top.


Also on trend were Olivia Palermo and Olivia Munn in dazzling dark ensembles.


However it wasn’t just the ladies making an entrance, Leonardo DiCaprio was his usual suave self in a smart suit and striped tie.


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so the real reason for this post...her face....

Justin Bieber building a school in Guatemala... WITHOUT SHIRT.



Justin Bieber ventured deep into the Guatemalan jungle to help a group of poor villagers construct a badly needed schoolhouse this weekend ... and TMZ has the pics.

After Justin performed in Guatemala City on Saturday, he joined up with Pencils of Promise -- an organization dedicated to building schools for communities in need.

JB was choppered into a remote area outside the city on Sunday ... where a makeshift construction crew was already busy putting up walls for the new school.

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Queen Cher: "I didn't enjoy my Vegas residency"

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Singer CHER struggled to enjoy her $180 million three-year residency in Las Vegas because the shows were always attended by sedate audiences of elderly fans.

The Believe hitmaker staged almost 200 concerts at the Caesars Palace venue from 2008 to 2011 and admits she was initially "angry" when she realized the gigs would be a laidback affair.

She eventually vowed to put on a fiery performance every night regardless of the audience's reaction as for many fans it was their last chance to see her singing live.

Cher tells U.K. talk show host Graham Norton, "(It was) difficult. The audience is not allowed to stand up and they are very, very old and sometimes they had walkers and oxygen masks. I'm not kidding.

"I was angry for a long time and then finally I thought this might be the last concert they ever see and they are enjoying it in their own way. It's not my way and it didn't make me feel good but they were having a wonderful time."
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Bryan Singer Answers Fans' Questions About X-Men: Days of Future Past

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Bryan Singer answered fans' questions about X-Men: Days of Future Past on Twitter today.

"Can you give us another hint at what we might see in the full trailer tomorrow?” --from Neil Sutton on Facebook
Bryan Singer: Tomorrow's trailer is primarily a character piece, as most of our VFX are not yet finished.

FB fan Vlad Micu asks: “How was it to bring the cast of the original X-Men and the cast of X-Men First Class together in the same Movie?”
Singer: Awesome, and slightly intimidating.

#AskSinger #XMen was it challenging working with such a big varying cast?
Singer: .@lawrencer_ I was real comfortable with the original cast and knew the #FirstClass cast as a writer/producer but not yet as a director. With the exception of @NicholasHoult of course -- but they were all fantastic and made the experience fun.

“What was the funniest moment on set with the entire cast?” --from Daniel Long on Facebook
Singer: In between shooting a serious scene on Xavier's private jet, Michael, Nick, Hugh and James dancing to #BlurredLines #IHaveTheFootage

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Who Roundup: John Hurt is "Delightfully Grumpy," + Children in Need Segment

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Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat has revealed that more details about John Hurt's involvement in the forthcoming 50th anniversary special.

Hurt will play a mysterious incarnation of The Doctor in The Day of the Doctor and Moffat explains that he's done a great job, in an interview with Radio Times.

After David Tennant and Matt Smith would do their scenes it wouldn't take much for John Hurt to steal the show, he said: "John Hurt would come along and do this [tiny movement] with his eyes and you go 'That's it - he's got the scene now, hasn't he?'"

John Hurt is "delightfully grumpy" joked Moffat.

"John was delightful - delightfully grumpy in every single way," he explained. "During our last meal [while filming] he got grumpy about the fact that he liked the wine!"

"He's not actually grumpy, he's actually a really, really lovely man."

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Are you excited for Children in Need at least, ONTD?

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Chris Braide on Britney's 'Perfume': "EFFORTLESSLY ICONIC"



The cat’s out of the perfume bottle.

We all know that Britney Jean Spears‘ upcoming Britney Jean maybe-single “Perfume” was co-penned by this week’s Billboard cover star, Sia.

But there’s another writer on the track — none other than Chris Braide, the talented songwriter and producer known for his work on Lana Del Rey‘s Born To Die (“Million Dollar Man”), as well as dozens of Brit-pop acts like Diana Vickers, The Saturdays and Pixie Lott.

I spoke with Chris about three years ago (time goes by…not so slowly), and we nerded out about all things pop — as one does. This week, I checked in again with Chris about his work with the Holy Spearit, and he was nice enough to provide MuuMuse with a lil’ tidbit about producing Brit Brit’s Spearitual vocals on “Perfume”:

When I was producing her vocals, it was obvious to me why she’s still one of the greatest pop stars ever. Unmistakably Britney, effortlessly iconic.

And there you have it, direct from the “Perfume” co-writer himself. Are you ready for what’s next?

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This is a RuPaul's Drag Race Round-Up Post. You betta werk!

Season 6 of RuPaul's Drag Race officially airs in January, but that doesn't mean it's too early to speculate who might be on the cast and talk about what your favorite queens of past season have been up to!


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source: My list would not be complete without the community at r/rupaulsdragrace and the fierce Dilettwat! Home sick today so I thought what better way to spend it than by channeling my obsession with Drag Race into a post.

PS. Willam... I know you check the RuPaul tag. Can we get some gossip?
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The Trailer for Justice League: War Now Online

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The trailer for the new DCU animated film Justice League: War has come online and you can watch it below!

Produced by James Tucker (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) and directed by Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Man of Steel), the film features the voices of Jason O’Mara, Christopher Gorham, Alan Tudyk, Michelle Monaghan, Shemar Moore and Sean Astin.

Justice League: War will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in early 2014.

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Trailer for Klondike feat. Richard Madden and his accent + promotional pictures + character stuff


Former Game of Thrones star Richard Madden’s new project Klondike has a trailer full of action, drama, romance and adventure.

Discovery’s miniseries stars Madden and Augustus Prew (The Borgias) as childhood best friends in 1897 who head seek their fortune in the Yukon Territories during the gold rush. The production prided itself on shooting in authentic environments and using practical effects — avoiding CGI whenever possible (so when Madden is trekking across a mountaintop or riding river rapids, he’s actually doing it). Klondike premieres in January. This first trailer looks great. Check it out below. “You either leave with your gold or with your soul.”

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Cheryl Cole hangs out with.......Kim Kardashian



They struck up a cyber friendship earlier this year, and have previously spoken of their mutual admiration for each other.

And it would seem that Kim Kardashian has now found a new showbiz bestie in the form of Cheryl Cole as the pair came face-to-face at a Kanye West concert on Saturday night.

Hanging out as they watched Kim's rapper fiance take to the stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the duo posed for a cute selfie as they shared a joke during the gig.

Evidently keen to let the world know that they had struck up a friendship, both the 33-year-old reality star and the 30-year-old singer posted snaps on their Instagram pages of them hanging out at the concert.

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John Lennon's Lovers Reconcile

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In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Sir Paul cleared the air regarding his longrunning public disputes with John Lennon’s widow over the years, telling the magazine that things have been going smoothly thanks to ”time, the great healer.”

“She’s badass,” McCartney admitted. “I thought, ‘If John loved her, there’s got to be something. He’s not stupid.’ It’s like, what are you going to do? Are you going to hold a grudge you never really had?”

He added that the late George Harrison also provided some helpful advice: “George would say to me, ‘You don’t want stuff like that hanging around in your life.’”

This goes along with an interview McCartney gave around this time last year, when he told David Frost that he didn’t hold Ono responsible for splitting up the Beatles. “I don’t think you can blame her for anything,” he said then. “She certainly didn’t break the group up, the group was breaking up.”

Ono, whose name for years has been synonymous with “band-wrecker,” has also opened up about all this. ”I was very, very thankful,” she recently told the Times of London. “I mean, I was shocked. I thought, ‘Now you are saying it? Now, after 40 years? But it was very good. In the atmosphere that the world created for us, it was not easy for him to say something like that.”

The moral of the story? It’s never too late to still talk about the Beatles.

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Maisie Williams joins new film

'Game of Thrones'' Maisie Williams Joins Cast of U.K. Film 'The Falling'
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LONDON – Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) and newcomer Florence Pugh are starring alongside Monica Dolan, Greta Scacchi and Maxine Peake in British writer/director Carol Morley's The Falling.

Morley's script, billed as a dreamlike coming of age drama, details the story of a troubled girl at the center of a mysterious fainting epidemic, who is determined to discover the cause of the malady spreading through her British all-girl school in 1969, a year when the whole world seemed poised on the brink of change.

The project, which begins shooting in the U.K. this week, follows Morley's BAFTA-nominated The Alcohol Years, Edge and the critically acclaimed Dreams of a Life.

British sales, finance and production banner Independent Film Sales will rep the project to buyers at next month's American Film Market.

The Falling is presented by BBC Films and the British Film Institute in association with Lipsync Productions.

A Cannon and Morley/ Independent production in association with Boudica Red, the project was developed with the BFI Film Fund and is produced by Cairo Cannon and Luc Roeg.

The film is set for release 2014.

Morley is an artist turned filmmaker whose first narrative feature Edge -- made on a micro budget -- was premiered at the London Film Festival in 2010. Her first documentary feature film was Dreams of a Life.

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This sounds really good, tbh. It's exciting seeing the younger cast start to branch out and do other projects.
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Marilyn Manson Ruins Talking Dead With Bizarre Ramblings


The episode started off with Marilyn Manson’s microphone not working as he began talking about how Carol looks like Jamie Lee Curtis in the Activia commercials. His mind then jumped from Activia commercials to whether or not zombies defecate, to which Hardwick responded, “Number one I don’t write the show. Number two is his microphone down?” Manson then accused Hardwick and the show of putting his mic out and “trying to censor me.”

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Sigourney Weaver Joins Neill Blomkamp's 'Chappie'



Sigourney Weaver has joined the cast of Neill Blomkamp’s newest sci-fi movie, Chappie, just as production gets underway in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Just like Blomkamp’s last film, Elysium, Chappie is a partnership between Sony Pictures and Media Rights Capital.

Here is the logline, supplied by the companies: “After being kidnapped by two criminals during birth, Chappie becomes the adopted son in a strange and dysfunctional family. Chappie is preternaturally gifted, one of a kind, a prodigy. He also happens to be a robot.”

Sharlto Copley is voicing Chappie, while the human cast includes Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, Ninja, Yolandi Visser, Jose Pablo Cantillo and Brandon Auret.


Blomkamp wrote the screenplay with Terri Tatchell. He is producing the film with Simon Kinberg.

Hannah Minghella and Rachel O’Connor are overseeing Chappie for Sony, Brye Adler for MRC.

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Now the Queen of Sci-fi has joined the cast? I am enjoying this cast way more than Elysium's so far, can this movie come out already please? (and the fact that Chappie is actually a bb makes it all the more better)
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Noomi Rapace to Play Seven Characters in Sci-Fi Film



Noomi Rapace has signed on to star in "What Happened to Monday?" an indie sci-fi drama from Tommy Wirkola, the writer-director of Dead Snow and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.

Following a script by Max Botkin, Monday will see Rapace play the multiple roles of septuplet sisters who struggle to stay hidden in an overpopulated world were a one-child policy outlaws siblings. The seven must overcome their own differences and avoid government execution in order to solve the disappearance of one of their own.
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Well, someone obviously watched Orphan Black.
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Priyanka Chopra for Guess


Priyanka Chopra is excited and honored to be Guess’ “first brown model”.

The beautiful new face of the label is relatively unknown in the Western world, but has garnered great success as a Bollywood actress in her native India as well as being crowned Miss World in 2000.

The new campaign launches in the December issues of Harper’s Bazaar, Nylon, Paper, Marie Claire, Elle and WSJ. magazine.

“I’m their first brown model. For a global fashion brand, for them to move their campaign into a global space, for me it’s an honor.

“Guess pictures are so iconic. They show women as beautiful, feminine, powerful and yet candid. But being the next Guess girl was something that I would have never thought of, but when I met Paul [Marciano, co-founder of Guess] he was like, ‘You’re it. It has to be you.’” she explained to WWD.

The images were taken by music legend Bryan Adams, who’s also lensed the three previous Guess campaigns.

Priyanka was surprised at the choice of photographer, but after getting over her initial shock the pair got on famously and produced a sizzling set of photos.

“I never even knew Bryan was a photographer. I just knew of him as an incredible musician, and he’s super famous in India.

“But when we met, we were just like a house on fire. The vibe was like a young Sophia Loren. I wanted to play characters, and I wanted to be in the mood. I wanted every picture to speak of a story,” she said.

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Creepy Post, anyone?

Eight (5) of the Scariest Movies Ever Marketed to Children



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Joe Dante is somewhat of a master of family-friendly genre filmmaking. Aside from Gremlins, his resume includes films like Explorers and most recently The Hole. One of his most successful efforts – Gremlins – pushed the boundaries of what one could get away with in a PG-rated film (and helped instigate the creation of the PG-13 rating). While the cuddly Gizmo was demure and thoughtful, his spawn were evil little monsters that certainly gave young and impressionable viewers some serious scares. The "gremlin in a blender" scene is particularly brutal, and certain to terrify almost any impressionable youngster.
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idrc about the list. Halloween is a few days away and we haven't had a proper creepy post yet. Let's hear some creepy stories, ONTD.

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Gaga, Madonna, Olly Murs: Celebrities who've gone naked on stage

Before getting a birthday cake peace offering metaphorically thrown in her face by Kelly Osbourne, Lady Gaga was having a wonderful time in London, giving fans a bit of a surprise when she stripped completely naked during an appearance at G-A-Y on Saturday (October 26).

As shocking as Gaga's disrobing may have been, the 'Venus' singer is of course not the first celebrity to bare flesh during a performance - not by a long shot. Here are some more examples of stars going full frontal - or pretty close to it - on stage.

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It's almost a certainty in life that if Gaga does something, Madonna will have done something similar. We've seen the legendary popstar naked more times than we can count in a variety of mediums over the past 30 years, and even though she's now well into her 50s, Madge has no intention of covering up in a nice cardie.

The summer heat must have really got to Madonna during her 'MDNA' tour last year, as she randomly felt the need to expose her right breast during a June concert in Istanbul, before giving the left one an airing in Paris the following month, presumably because it was feeling left out. We'd expect nothing less from someone who believes so passionately in equality!

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Netflix vs. Movie-Theater Owners


This weekend, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos gave the keynote address at the ninth annual Film Independent Forum. Beyond talking about how great Netflix is doing, he threw a bit of shade. Much of this was directed toward movie-theater owners, who Sarandos feels are stifling innovation.

Sarandos argued that the theaters stick too strictly to their exclusive window for when a film gets released. He thinks when a movie comes out it should be instantly available on Netflix. It is so problematic that it might force Netflix to interfere: "The reason why we may enter this space and try to release some big movies ourselves this way is because I'm concerned that as theater owners try to strangle innovation and distribution. Not only are they going to kill theaters, they might kill movies."

In response, the president of the National Association of Theater Owners John Fithian told Deadline, "Subscription movie services and cheap rentals killed the DVD business, and now Sarandos wants to kill the cinema as well." Adding, "The only business that would be helped by day-and-day release to Netflix is Netflix. If Hollywood did what Sarandos suggests, there wouldn’t be many movies left for Netflix’s customers or for anyone else." Fithian points out that theaters provide a much higher return for films than Netflix does.

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A post for you to feel fat & ugly



Selena Gomez showed off her smoking-hot bikini body during a break in Miami on Monday. The singer, who is currently on her Stars Dance tour, relaxed with a group of friends and hit the pool for a quick dip in a skimpy printed two-piece. Selena is likely enjoying some downtime before she hits the stage for two performances in Florida this week. After that, she'll head to her home state of Texas for a string of shows. Selena has been sharing sweet photos with her fans on Instagram throughout the tour but hit a social media snag during a concert in New York's Brooklyn borough earlier this month. Apparently, the Barclays Center's non-Instagram policy upset Selena so much that she burst into tears on stage and later posted a puffy-eyed snap, saying, "Never ended such a beautiful show in tears because they wouldn't allow me to Instagram tonight. Completely heart broken and pissed."

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AlunaGeorge cancels entire European tour!

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The flawless UK duo released a statement saying “We’re sorry to announce that sadly, owing to unforeseen circumstances, we are going to have to cancel our European tour. We very much hope to come back and play for our fans in all these countries as soon as we can.”








Source: I got an email from ticketmaster with the information.


I'm super upset right now. Was really excited to go see them. What do you guys think is the reason? Low ticket sales? :(
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'In my mind I was hideous': Lisa Kudrow on how having a nose job changed her life

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Former Friends star Lisa Kudrow has revealed how having a nose job at the age of 16 was 'life altering.

The actress said she considered herself ugly until she had her nose reshaped.

'I went from, in my mind, hideous, to not hideous,'said the 50 year old star.

'I did it the summer before going to a new high school. So there were plenty of people who wouldn't know how hideous I looked before. That was a good, good, good change.'

Speaking for the first time about the cosmetic surgery, she said: 'That was life altering.'

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The Wanted Look Deflated After £250,000 X Factor Performance Leaves Viewers Calling Them Ugly



There's no doubt there's one boy band who want to make it to the top of their game.

The Wanted pulled out all stops to perform their latest U.K. single, Show Me Love (America) on X Factor - on the results show on Sunday.

But the five-piece band, who opened the performance with Nathan Sykes at a piano singing solo, were spotted leaving the ITV studios looking somewhat fed up.

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Katy Perry and Russell Brand friends? ‘Maybe in another life’



She dealt with a load of drama after her ex-husband Russell Brand asked for a divorce via text message in 2011, and now Katy Perry reveals her true feelings about the situation in the December 2013 issue of Glamour UK magazine.

During her interview with the publication, the "Firework" hitmaker dished about her former husband and shared details about her past relationships.

When asked if she could ever be friends with any of her exes, the 28-year-old songstress stated, "I have been in the past. It always depends on the situation... what's appropriate really."

[more + 2 pics from her UK glamour mag shoot]

Also discussing the whole situation that revolved around her relationship with Mr. Brand , Katy said, "It was right at the time and things happen. I'm OK with being vulnerable to a point."

"I think a lot of what separates me from my peers is the 'wear my heart on my sleeve-type' lyrics and the relateability that comes along with that."



In regards about a "friendship" between her and Russell, Miss Perry declared, "Well maybe... in another life."

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Ciara engaged to music producer Future, gets 15-carat ring



"The ring, which doubled as a special birthday gift, is a beautiful 15-carat emerald-cut diamond designed by Avianne & Co." the couple's rep said.

The gargantuan ring features a large emerald-cut diamond flanked by two smaller emerald-cut stones, and even more emerald-cut stones encircling an eternity-style band. The bauble cost just over half a million dollars, Avianne & Co. told the mag.

"The ring is a very intricate design which took longer to actually design than it did to produce," a rep for the company said. "We went through several molds and concept models before landing on the proper design, which allowed for maximum shine and stability in the diamonds. This vision of blending ring styles together allowed for a very unique ring."



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What Stans and Haters Say About Your Favorite Rapper...(And the Reality)


It's hard to know who to trust.

Everyone has their own opinions, especially about something like music. And when these opinions are expressed, especially on the internet, they are often rebuffed. With GREAT VITRIOL!!! Amazingly enough, not everybody agrees with everything everybody else says. The surprising result: contradictory opinions!

If you like a certain artist's music more than the person you're talking to, chances are you are a "Stan." Named for the famous fanatic in Eminem's classic, Stans love their favorite stars so much that they are blind to any possible faults these stars might have. They love everything and anything their idols do, unconditionally, totally irrationally. They would literally buy a piece of poop that has come from the bottom of those they worship.

If you dislike a certain artist's music more than the person you're talking to, you are probably a "hater." Named for "player hater," someone who's hatred of someone else is based more on jealousy than anything else, haters hate their least favorite stars so much that they are blind to any possible redeeming qualities the stars might have. They hate everything and anything the targets of their bile do, unconditionally, totally irrationally. They would literally find fault with the Mona Lisa if it was painted by one of the artists they hate.

As you can see arguing either side of these matters can be very frustrating. What's the "truth?" Well, the quality of music made by an individual is a subjective judgment. So there really is not any "truth."

Except for what we, the staff at Complex magazine, believe. That is the truth. That is the objective reality. Don't be a Stan, don't be a hater. Learn the truth. Read What Stans and Haters Say About Your Favorite Rapper...(And the Reality.)

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Serge Ibaka And Keri Hilson’s ‘Coming To America’ Halloween Costumes Sh*t On Everything


As a lover of the super-classic film Coming To America, I applaud OKC power forward Serge Ibaka and Keri Hilson’s Halloween costume choices this year. The two decided to coordinate for the best holiday ever with the Congolese ball player going as Prince Akeem of Zamunda and Keri as Lisa McDowell.

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Ohio State Marching Band Salutes Hollywood Blockbusters


Just a week after moonwalking into everyone's hearts – and social media – with its celebration of the 25th anniversary release of Michael Jackson's album Bad, the Ohio State Marching Band has done it again, this time during Saturday's halftime show of the Ohio State-Penn State football game.

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Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr ensure Flynn sees affectionate moment between them despite separation

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When parents split, it's often hard to avoid creating pain for the children.

Beyond the inevitable physical separation, screaming rows or even just awkward tension experienced by youngsters can cause scars that last a lifetime.

So it's beyond admirable that Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr have put their differences aside to put on a united and even affectionate front for son Flynn.


On Monday, they looked for all the world like a happy family as Bloom and Kerr embraced outside her Manhattan home after the Canterbury-born star arrived to pick up their three-year-old for the day.

The 36-year-old Hobbit star summed up the couple's response to the breakdown of their marriage when he said of Kerr, 30: 'We're not friends, we're family.'

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The REAL ‘Lone Ranger’ Was An African American Lawman Who Lived With Native American Indians

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The real “Lone Ranger,” it turns out, was an African American man named Bass Reeves, who the legend was based upon. Perhaps not surprisingly, many aspects of his life were written out of the story, including his ethnicity. The basics remained the same: a lawman hunting bad guys, accompanied by a Native American, riding on a white horse, and with a silver trademark.

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Sean Hayes: "I Felt like I Owed the Gay Community a Huge Apology for Coming Out Too Late"



"I was so young. It made me go back in the closet [with the media] because I was so overwhelmed at 26 or 27. I didn't want the responsibility, I didn't know how to handle the responsibility of speaking for the gay community. I always felt like I owed them a huge apology for coming out too late. Some people in the gay community were very upset with me for not coming out on their terms."

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4 new 'Thor: The Dark World' TV spots + interview with director Alan Taylor



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It's a little odd to hear a director criticize his own movie -- especially one he's currently promoting. Actors sometimes have beefs because his or her favorite scene was cut or shortened, but it's usually the director making that call. So when Alan Taylor -- who has directed some of the best television episodes in recent history -- openly says he didn't get final cut of a movie like "Thor: The Dark World", it is, at least, an interesting glimpse into the high-stakes world of Marvel movies.

Alan Taylor has directed episodes of "Mad Men" (including the pilot), "The Sopranos," "Deadwood," "Rome" and "Game of Thrones." (Note: Taylor discusses pivotal scenes on all of those series in this interview, so if you're currently on a "Sopranos" binge, you've been warned. He also discuses some serious plot points of "Thor: The Dark World," but no specific character names are mentioned.) "Thor" is, without question, Taylor's biggest foray into movies and, yes, it's apparent some bumps were hit along the way. Taylor doesn't seem pleased about the amount of exposition that starts the film, and, no, he really doesn't seem to like the now-expected Marvel mid-credits teaser that he did not direct. Also, there were additional scenes filmed after initial production had ended and, here, Taylor explains what those scenes were and why they were added. But, as Taylor admits, even though he might not agree with every decision, it's really hard to argue with Marvel's success. (And it doesn't take a Norse god to realize that "Thor: The Dark World" will be another Marvel success.)

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Arctic Monkeys Cover Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side"



As you should know by now, the legendary Lou Reed passed away yesterday. As you can expect, many tributes and live covers will be on the way over the next week or so, as there should be.

Arctic Monkeys have joined in on this, covering Lou’s infamous “Walk On The Wild Side” today during their show at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. Watch above.

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Sky Ferreira and band mate Johnny enjoy night out



Sky Ferreira and DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith are known to rock out on stage, but it looked like they were rocking their signature style indoors as well, as the singer-songwriter went '70s punk for a night out on the town.
While at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, the 21-year-old platinum haired beauty wore a black leather motorcycle jacket over a striped cotton T-shirt.
Paired with a set of combat boots and high-waisted, skinny black jeans, the look seemed inspired by iconic punk rockers the Ramones.

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Emile Hirsch to Play John Belushi In Biopic


Emile Hirsch has been cast as John Belsuhi in Steve Conrad’s untitled biopic about the larger-than-life comic actor.

Filming will start in New York City in the spring. Hirsch will be 29 when production starts.

Conrad will direct from his own script, adapted from the 2005 biography “Belushi,” written by Judy Belushi Pisano and Tanner Colby.

Belushi’s Saturday Night Live castmate and close friend Dan Aykroyd is exec producing.

The film will cover the heights of Belushi’s fame in The Blues Brothers as Jake Blues and Animal House as John Blutarsky along with being the biggest star on the first four seasons of Saturday Night Live. The series, which launched in 1975, included Belushi’s introductions of the Blues Brothers and Samurai Warrior characters along with memorable impressions of Wiliam Shatner, Joe Cocker, Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor.

The film will also cover his unexpected death at age 33 from an overdose of a mixture of cocaine and heroin at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles.

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Box Office: 'Jackass: Bad Grandpa' No. 1, 'The Counselor' D.O.A.

Paramount and MTV Films' Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa -- featuring Johnny Knoxville and child sidekick Jackson Nicoll -- easily topped North American box office after delivering a $32 million opening and dethroning blockbuster space epic Gravity.

After staying at No. 1 for three weeks, Warner Bros.' Gravity slipped to No. 2, falling 32 percent to $20.3 million. The 3D space epic will cross the $200 million mark domestically sometime on Sunday or Monday, and has now earned $364 million worldwide after topping the foreign chart for the weekend with $36.6 million, putting its international total at $164.4 million.

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Wendy Williams Talks Julianne Hough's Blackface Costume, Chris Brown Arrest Jay Z at Barney's + more



Today on the Wendy Williams Show, Wendy discussed the latest Hot Topics including Julianne Hough wearing blackface to a Halloween party, Chris Brown being arrested over the weekend for felony assault in D.C., NeNe Leakes' wedding, Jenner sisters trying to drink underage at a hotel with Jaden Smith, and Jay Z's relationship with Barney's after their alleged racial profiling.

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X Factor US Wants YOU to be a Judge!!



In an exciting new engagement, The X Factor is asking fans to be the fifth judge and allowing the at-home viewers’ opinions to be heard in real time using special hashtags. Viewers can begin supporting their favorite acts via the The X Factor USA app, TheXFactorUSA.com, Twitter and Instagram starting tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT through the East Coast broadcast of tomorrow’s show.

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Is this just a cheap tactic to bring in viewers?? Do any of these acts have the X Factor??
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Model Robyn Lawley: Why The Dangerous “Thigh Gap” Trend Makes Me Mad

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A disturbing trend online encourages girls to be so thin they can see a gap between their thighs. Model Robyn Lawley reacts:

“Thinspiration” has always been a scary subject online -- when unhealty images and messages proliferated on social networks such as Pinterest, Tumblr, and Instagram are used to encourage users to be unhealthily thin.

There is now a disturbing breed of thinspiration that pressures women and girls to pursue a “thigh gap,” which is defined as the space between one's thighs. Everywhere online, users are posting aspirational pictures of thigh gaps, used as inspiration for weight loss and dieting. “I want the thigh gap. Right now, I could start a fire b/t my thighs,” one user laments on Pinterest. “No goal was ever achieved without thigh gap.”

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Tori Spelling: "I was on the "keep your f***ing mouth shut and eat air diet"':

Tori Spelling admits she lied about how she lost baby weight after fourth child

Her latest memoir has so far contained some explosive revelations about the dire state of her finances and 'plastic' celebrity acquaintance Katie Holmes.
But according to Radar, Tori Spelling has now also revealed she lied about how she lost weight after giving birth to her fourth child Finn Davey back in August 2012.
Tori claims in her tome Spelling It Like It Is that she shed the excess pounds through dieting rather than swimming as she once claimed.

The former Beverly Hills 90210 star says she couldn't exercise for several months after the birth of Finn after which she underwent emergency surgery when the stitches from her caesarian section burst open.
'For several months, I couldn't really exercise,' she writes. 'There were a couple reasons. First, there was some risk that my scar would open up again. I was terrified of that.
'Second, I really don't exercise much, period. So I took my weight the old-fashioned way. I like to call it the Just Keep Your F***ing Mouth Shut and Eat Air diet. It's all the rage.'
However, when Tori took part in a bikini shoot with Us Weekly magazine, she told them she lost weight through swimming. 'My publicist had given me clear instructions about what to say about my weight loss,' she explains.

In the book, the svelte star says she actually shed the pounds through 'nibbling rice cakes' and 'eating soup and dinners that looked like they belonged in some health magazine.
'With my sedentary lifestyle, it was the only way and it worked,' she says. 'My clothes were starting to fit again.'

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Ed Sheeran introduced to new girlfriend by "world's best wingman" Taylor Swift



Ed Sheeran has moved on from his brief August fling with Ellie Goulding. He spent the weekend at an Arkansas wedding with new girlfriend Claire Donald.

Donald is a friend of Sheeran's former tourmate Taylor Swift. The fashion model appeared alongside Swift in both the music video for "We Are Never Getting Back Together" and a Ked's advertisement campaign.

In August, Donald tweeted a picture of herself and Swift backstage at the Staples Centre in LA, where Swift and Sheeran played a string of sold-out shows. She mentioned that she was "super grateful to have become friends" with Swift. In late September, Swift and Donald were photographed leaving Barneys New York in LA after a shopping trip with singer Demi Lovato.

In a recent interview on New Zealand radio show, Smallzy's Surgery, Sheeran said of Swift: "There's friendship love but we're not romantically involved. She's probably the world's best wingman. She's got some cool friends."

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Penn Badgley shows off his toned physique - and not much else - as he strips down in a public park

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Gossip Girls is behind him, but Penn Badgley still knows how to get people to talk.

On Monday the 26-year-old actor was seen making the most of LA's warm weather by taking his shirt off while lazing about in the city's Echo Park.

He did manage to keep his brown shorts and matching brown Nike trainers firmly in place.

The physically-fit Baltimore native wore his hair shaggier than usual, showing off the natural curl normally hidden when his coif was slicked back while playing the role of Dan Humphrey on the prime time soap opera that made him famous.

He also worked a bit of facial hair, which seemed to be the beginnings of a full beard.


As far as sunscreen - he didn't use any. But he did appear to be making music with his hands and whistling a tune as he held onto his white T-shirt.

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