What foods did you love to eat while growing up?
My mom was a single working parent for a long time, so she didn't cook. But my best friend's mom was a great Southern cook—loaded sweet tea and country-fried steak, everything made from scratch. Did you ever see that Stove Top commercial with the kid who always shows up at dinnertime? That was totally me.
How did your tastes change as you became successful and started to travel?
I grew up in Texas: I didn't even know sushi existed. Now I love sushi, I love Indian, I love Thai. I'm all about trying new foods, but that took a while. When I got into this industry in my early twenties, I was like, "Where the hell can I get a good meal?"
What do you cook now?
I hired someone to teach me how to cook recently, because my husband has two kids. We cook a lot at our home near Nashville. We make a gluten-free pasta primavera with vegetables from our greenhouse that the kids love, which is amazing. Any time you get a kid to eat vegetables, you're like, "I win!"
What's your favorite meal?
It's not a meal, but it's a side dish that I can make a meal of. I just learned how to make shiitake mushrooms with a maple glaze, and I can eat a whole bowl of them. It tastes like sugar-coated bacon. It's the greatest thing ever.
For your new partnership with Green Mountain Coffee, you went to a coffee farm in Peru. What did you learn?
It was cool to get behind the scenes and meet these people. It's such intense labor, and time-consuming and tedious, so it's great to work with a company that's promoting fair trade—paying farmers a fair price for their coffee beans. Being in the limelight is a lot of smoke and mirrors, but it also gives you the chance to put a spotlight on stuff that matters to you.
Does the acid in coffee pose any problem for your voice?
I'm not that girl. I grew up in classical music, and everybody would be like, don't do dairy, don't do caffeine, don't do chocolate. And I do all of that! At the end of the day, a voice is like a muscle—some days it works better than others.
What do you put in your coffee?
Vanilla almond milk is my new favorite thing. We're actually making our own, and soaking the almonds right now. We're getting real hippie in my household. We even make kombucha tea.
I'm on the hunt for some bomb Holiday recipes!!! I found one for pumpkin pie cinnamon rolls!!!
This era looks good, the promo trail had better be more than just showing up to perform songs, she needs to be on talk shows, SNL, Ellen, etc.
Keith Urban nearly overshared when talking about his wife, Nicole Kidman, on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show (airing Monday, Oct. 28). The country crooner and American Idol judge admitted that maintaining a long-distance marriage with the Oscar-winning actress is no easy feat.
"I always structure my tour so I'm never gone for week at a time," he reveals. "And that works out good until Idol comes along and fills in those days in between. And that is doable until then a film comes along that shoots in London. So we just make it work."
And the couple's method for "making it work" is a bit salacious.
"We never text. We never email. Phone calls only, which I really love that," Urban continues. "Maybe one text. Maybe one cool, kinda, one of those kind of texts a year."
"What kind of text, what do you mean?" DeGeneres asks laughing.
"Nice sex texting," Urban replies.
Urban and Kidman, both 46, were married in June 2006. Kidman and Urban share two daughters, Sunday Rose Kidman Urban, 5, and Faith Margaret Kidman Urban, 2. She and first husband Tom Cruise share adopted kids Isabella, 20, and Connor, 18.
Do you ever sextext, ONTD?
No1curr about this stale ass song, he better be working on a video for Amnesia.
Drake has announced an eight-date UK tour for March 2014, with fellow R&B giant The Weeknd supporting.
It's a veritable dream of a line-up for fans of sad bedroom R&B, and it's looking like being the most sought after tour of 2014 so far.
Drake released his Nothing Was The Same album earlier this year, with The Weeknd coming out with Kiss Land.
Dates - tickets go on sale 1st November at 9am:
11 Manchester, Phones 4u Arena
14 Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena
15 Glasgow, The Hydro
16 Nottingham, Capital FM Arena
20 Birningham, NIA
22 Liverpool, Echo Arena
24 London, O2 Arena
25 London, O2 Arena
Loki has become one of the most popular Marvel film characters - brought to life magnificently by Tom Hiddleston over the last couple of years.
Hiddleston is reprising the role of Loki this week as "Thor: The Dark World" is set to hit the big screen: the first Thor movie since we were introduced to these characters back in 2011.
To celebrate the release of the movie and the return of this fantastic villain, we take a look at some of the best Loki moments from "Thor" to "Avengers Assemble" to "Thor: The Dark World".
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What is your favorite Loki moment (so far), ONTD?
omg I don't blame them everyone loves Pearl Jam
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon wrapped up its weeklong Pearl Jam celebration last night with a second and final visit from the band. After performing their new single "Sirens" the night before, Pearl Jam launched into "Lightning Bolt," the title track off their new album.
Eddie Vedder sat down with Jimmy Fallon and fondly reminisced about the pair's 2011 duet, "Balls In Your Mouth." "It's really an environmental anthem," Vedder mused. He also chatted with fellow-guest and Pearl Jam fan Javier Bardem, telling a story about Bardem introducing the band at a concert in Spain that left the audience in tears. "I was drunk," Bardem explained. "I didn't know what I said, but apparently people didn't like it. They were crying for the wrong reasons."
Pearl Jam Week on Late Night involved a wide array of treats and surprises, starting with Chris Cornell and the Avett Brothers' cover of "Footsteps" on Monday. Tuesday saw Fleet Foxes singer Robin Pecknold make his first TV appearance in nearly two years to sing "Corduroy," and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready joined Dierks Bentley and the Roots for a cover of "Alive" on Wednesday.
Eddie Vedder reminisces about "Balls in your mouth"
Jimmy is 100% fan girling out
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Nearly three weeks after the Jonas Brothers announced they were canceling their tour due to a "deep rift within the band," the brothers tell PEOPLE that they've decided to call it quits.
"It's over for now," Kevin Jonas says.
"It's really hard to say 'forever,' " says Nick. "We're closing a chapter, for sure."
"It was a unanimous decision," says Joe.
It came after a meeting on Oct. 3, where Nick Jonas confessed to his brothers that he had serious concerns about the future of the band.
"I was feeling kind of trapped," he said. "I needed to share my heart with my brothers."
For more on the Jonas Brothers' decision to call it quits, including Joe's reaction to false reports he had drug problem, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.
Sigh. I'm not surprised....but I wonder why Nick was feeling trapped, seeing as he was the one who was in charge of the music and was producing the new album, so they gave him all the creative freedom he wanted. I'm glad I got to see them multiple times this summer and meet them twice, but I'm sad we won't get their new album after all. They should at least put it up on their app for streaming.
ETA: They are also scheduled to appear on Good Morning America tomorrow to discuss this. And probably put to rest the rumors that they aren't speaking to each other, etc.
Fox has released, via Hulu, an seven-minute preview of the new series, "Almost Human," which will have a special two-night series premiere on Sunday, November 17, and Monday, November 18. The sci-fi crime series arrives from executive producers J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, "Lost") and J.H. Wyman ("Fringe," The Mexican).
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The former "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star, 52, opened up to E! News recently about her 24-year-old beau, "When we met we just hit it off. It felt so natural, so organic."
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Hart of Dixie 3x05 "How Do You Like Me Now" - Zoe (Rachel Bilson) is blissfully happy when she sees how well Joel (guest star Josh Cooke) is adjusting to BlueBell, until, she learns the townspeople might have a different opinion of him. Wanting to make things better, Zoe volunteers herself and Joel to chaperone the Go Girl Tween Adventure Camp, but when Joel refuses to go along, she is left to fix the the town's perception on her own. After a rough start with Lynly (guest star Antoinette Robertson), George (Scott Porter) is pleasantly surprised when he learns they work well together. Meanwhile, Lavon (Cress Williams) is desperate to be part of the Gazebos of Alabama calendar, but when a crucial flower mistake jeopardizes his plan, Lavon begs Lemon (Jaime King) to help save the day.
omg i loved lemon and the new guy this episode. but i can't help but love a little lavon/lemon.
Who would have thought that a tweet would be sweeter than some birthday cake? After a very public Twitter fight on Oct. 27, Kelly Osbourne is ready to bury the hatchet with pop star Lady Gaga.
"@ladygaga I acted like a child last night. Just not into publicity stunts call me & we will end this like adults I don't want 2 fight anymore," the purple-haired E! star tweeted on Oct. 28.
The A-Listers' latest feud started after Gaga visited the X Factor UK set and posed with Kelly's mother Sharon Osbourne holding a birthday cake for Kelly.
The pastry may have been sweet, but Osbourne didn't perceive it that way. The opinionated star took to Twitter to share her frustrations saying, "Not to be ungrateful but why would you send me a birthday cake via my MOTHER in a country half the would away? #JustSendItToME #LoveNotWar."
She also posted a picture of the cake with the caption, "#EatMySh-t #Hypocrisy," but the post as since been taken down.
This celebrity feud originated long before bakers got involved. In 2009 Osbourne called Gaga a "butterface," causing the iconic crooner's band of loyal fans to launch into a series of threats against the Brit.
Gaga later penned an open letter to the Fashion Police star, criticizing her career choice saying, "Your work on E! with the Fashion Police is rooted in criticism, judgment, and rating people's beauty against one another."
But it was Sharon Osbourne who criticized Gaga's note, saying the eccentric star was bullying her daughter.
Clearly Mama Osbourne and Gaga have made up. After the "Applause" singer performed on The X Factor UK, the red-headed judge tweeted, "Blown away by Lady Gaga's performance and graciousness."
Carey Hart introduced daughter Willow to the family business on Saturday.
The motocross icon took the two-year-old on her first motorcycle ride.
“Been waiting for this day for a very long time,” wrote Hart on Instagram.
“Willz went for her 1st ride on my motorcycle around the pits today. She was pumped the whole time. When we stopped, she gave me a big hug and said it was fun, thank you Papa. That’s my girl.”
Willow might be a natural — two weeks ago, Hart posted a picture of her “ripping some laps on her suzuki strider bike.”
Hart’s superstar wife Pink gave birth to Willow in June 2011.
Last month, Pink told Ellen DeGeneres that the adorable little girl — not her — is Hart’s “first” love.
After getting hold of criticisms, Pink took to twitter with some words:
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Emma Watson goes in for the hug with a mystery man while grabbing dinner together on Friday (October 25) in London, England.
The 23-year-old actress is back in the UK after spending some time in Los Angeles over the past week. She was spotted at the airport on Wednesday catching a flight out of town.
Emma‘s upcoming movie Noah has recently been in the news after it was reported the film got an unfavorable reaction from both Christian and Jewish audiences in test screenings, but director Darren Aronofsky‘s rep calls the reports “false rumors and gossip,” according to EW.
FYI: Emma is wearing an Autumn Cashmere cardigan.
FYI JJ: That "Mystery Man" is Alejandro Amenabar, who directed Nicole Kidman in The Others and Rachel Weisz in Agora, among others.
Tbh im excited, i usually like Alejandro's movies and i really like Emma (though she may not be the best actress ever...) so im interested to see what comes out of this meeting (if anything at all).
And go watch Tesis! perfect for Halloween
Poor Nicole, she really wanted that Oscar. :(
Dax Shepard certainly didn't give Kristen Bell a lavish Hollywood wedding. The "Parenthood" star talked about his recent nuptials during his visit to "Jimmy Kimmel Live." The couple wed on October 17 at the Beverly Hills County Clerk's office after six years together. You heard that right. At the county clerk's office!
They'd been engaged for three years -- having delayed their wedding until after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. Then, as Shepard proudly proclaimed, they had a ceremony that cost them $142 -- and that included gas.
"Friends of ours came to the courthouse, and it was just Kristen and I at this lonely courthouse, so they brought us this cake afterwards," he said. "‘The World’s Worst Wedding.’ How many people can say they threw ‘The World’s Worst Wedding?’”
Still, both he and Bell seem to be quite happy in their new marriage. She told People magazine, "I'm still on a high ... We actually did it. I can officially call him my husband, which is pretty awesome. Other than that, it feels exactly the same.”
I don't think weddings have to be lavish affairs, but that's just my opinion. We spent maybe less than 5K on our wedding almost 7 years ago, and sometimes I think that was too much. That included our wedding bands, my engagement ring, wedding dresses, and we also paid for some of the dresses for our wedding party. I've seen my friends drop $25K on a wedding, and that was great for them, but I could see paying off a car or a school loan as a better investment.
I also wanted to add this for the Veronica Mars Movie fans in response to last night's footage on the Logan/Piz debate...I knew there was NO WAY she'd be with Piz for almost a decade, so I'm happy to see that Rob has clarified this fact. :)
With 3D and cinema screening, the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who will be looking to the future. However, An Adventure in Space in Time, which will also be celebrating the show's half-century, will dramatise its beginnings at the BBC.
Written by Sherlock and Doctor Who writer Mark Gatiss, An Adventure in Space and Time stars David Bradley as original Who actor William Hartnell and Jessica Raine as the show's producer Verity Lambert. Steven Moffat, executive writer and producer behind Doctor Who, is also producing the one-off drama.
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Only here for Brian Cox, tbh. Will you watch, ONTD?
Sylvester Stallone has unveiled a retrospective of his art at the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, admitting that he thinks he's a better painter than an actor.
The 67-year-old actor and filmmaker helped launch the exhibit Sylvester Stallone. Art. 1975-2013 at the venerable museum on Sunday. The star of Rocky, Rambo, The Expendables and the recent Escape Plan told reporters that if he had the choice, he would spend his life as a visual artist.
"I think I'm a much better painter than an actor," he said. "It's much more personal and I'm allowed to just do what I want to do. Quite often in acting you have to play a certain part, you cannot speak as much as you want to speak."
The works on show include colourful self-portraits and bright abstract pieces. The exhibition has already attracted hundreds of curious art lovers as well as Stallone fans to the museum, which was established in the historic capital by Nicholas II — Russia's last tsar — in 1895 and is known for its collection of Russian art.
Some political leaders blasted museum leadership for highlighting an American celebrity's art — especially the art of the actor who portrayed the "anti-Russian" Rambo — in the revered museum.
"If my visit is a challenge for somebody, let it be so," said Stallone, who studied art before starting his movie career.
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Camille Grammer just got a restraining order against her boyfriend, claiming he brutalized and terrorized her in a hotel room, leaving her bruised and battered.
In her declaration, filed by attorney Larry Stein and obtained by TMZ, Camille claims on October 16, she was in a Houston hotel room with boyfriend Dimitri Charalambopoulos ... recovering from cancer surgery just days before.
At 1:30 AM Camille says a woman started texting Dimitri and ended up calling him and screaming.
The phone call triggered an argument between Camille and Dimitri. She claims at that point he grabbed her by the hair, twisted it around his hand and repeatedly pulled her head into the bed and its headboard. She says he pulled out clumps of her hair in the process.
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Halloween season is in full swing and my favorite show to watch during October is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy has provided us with plenty of creepy creatures, spooky spirits, and vicious vampires but here I give you my opinion on the 10 best Buffy episodes to watch during the Halloween season.
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There is a movie out called The Counselor, directed by Ridley Scott and written by novelist Cormac McCarthy, and it is perhaps terrible and good, and in one scene a man named Reiner (Javier Bardem) recounts to another man named the Counselor (Michael Fassbender) that he wishes he could forget about the time this woman he knows, Malkina, (Cameron Diaz) was "fucking his car." Whuzza-wut?
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Millions of people know her as Clarissa Darling, and millions more know her as Sabrina Spellman. But now, with the release of her new autobiography “Melissa Explains It All: Tales From My Abnormally Normal Life,” fans have the opportunity to finally know Melissa Joan Hart as herself.
In an exclusive interview with WSN, the “Clarissa Explains It All” and “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” star spoke about her book, which covers everything from her time as an NYU student to her experiences as a ’90s teen star to her current role on ABC Family’s hit series, “Melissa & Joey.”
“I have been asked for many, many years to write a book,” Hart said. “I finally decided that maybe I had some stories I wanted to tell.”
While the book covers nearly every aspect of Hart’s life, including tension with former child star Drew Barrymore and a steamy kiss with Ryan Reynolds, NYU students may be most interested in the chapter devoted entirely to her college experience.
When I was 15, I had a journal. I spent hours every week pouring my heart into bound books, documenting every ridiculous moment of my life. It’s kind of like now, except instead of a tattered book with ink smudges, I write in the empty boxes of the backend of my blog. Of course when I was 15 ,I would have been ready if someone had asked me to write a memoir. I would have been confident and bold. Of course I had a story to tell. Didn’t we all when we were 15?
I’ve looked back at the journals of my youth many times over the years. Most of the entries are a complete mess. I start in the middle of stories, and I make assumptions that I will always know who characters in my life are. Why did I ever use nicknames in my journal? My old journals make me feel old, but I am thankful to have them.
Earlier this summer, I read about the incredible story of Maya Van Wagenen. At 15, she became the center of a bidding war for her memoir. Her book, Popular: Vintage Wisdom for the Modern Geek, is Maya’s chronicle of how she navigated the social world of the 8th grade in a new school in Texas using the guidelines from Betty Cornell’s Glamour Guide for Teens.
Maya’s two book deal was announced with Penguin’s Dutton Children’s Book Imprint, and they released this blurb about her memoir:
“When she was eleven, her family moved to Brownsville, Texas. The convergence of her awkward adolescence, culture shock, and the violent drug war in this colorful border town inspired Maya to begin a unique social experiment. She spent her eighth grade year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell, to see the effect it would have on her social standing. The results were painful, funny and profound, and included a wonderful and unexpected surprise—befriending and meeting Betty herself.”
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The info about the amount of money paid for the rights was posted on a blog that cannot be reposted, but yeah, she's getting $300K for just the book rights supposedly, and more for film rights. What were you doing in middle school?
And the zombie apocalypse marches on: AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for a fifth season.
Calling it ”one of the most anti-climactic renewal announcements ever,” AMC president Charlie Collier enthused, “This is a show that has erased traditional distinctions between cable and broadcast. Its expanding base of passionate fans has grown every season, most recently — and most notably — with the Season 4 premiere earlier this month, which broke viewership records for the series and became the biggest non-sports telecast in cable history. On behalf of the incredible team on both sides of the camera, thank you to the fans and here’s to more Dead.”
TWD‘s Season 4 opener drew 20.2 million viewers (live+3) and 13.2 million adults 18-49, setting a new record for a non-sports cable telecast.
Scott Gimple will return as showrunner in Season 5.
I MADE A BET WITH WILL I AM FOR A MILLION BUCKS THAT I WILL BE MAKING MONEY 10 YEARS FROM NOW DOING WHAT I LOVE AND NOT WHAT MAKES THE MOST— Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) October 29, 2013
NIGGA SAID "THEN YOU MAKE A DECISION ON WHAT TO DO TO SURVIVE" NO NIGGA THATS NOT HOW IT IS FOR EVERYONE. IM NOT GONNA MAKE MUSIC I HATE
— Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) October 29, 2013
HES SO TALENTED BUT HES MAKING BUTT SHIT TO MAKE BREAD, USE THE CREATIVITY FOR SOMETHING TIGHT MAN.— Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) October 29, 2013
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One of Rihanna's fans posted this picture on Instagram of the pop star and Amanda Bynes using lyrics from Rihanna's new collab with Eminem, "The Monster." The lyrics refer to someone thinking it's not fair when someone thinks they are "crazy." Rihanna then commented on the photo saying "Its NOTHING!!" Was she making fun of Amanda's mental illness issues which recently left Amanda in treatment since July?
RiRi............gorl. Ily but this is nagl.
On a sunny day in Pasadena just a few weeks ago, the cast of Boy Meets World gathered together for EW’s Reunions photo shoot. At the time, it had been nearly 13 years since some of them had seen each other in person. So how did we celebrate? By making them all answer trivia questions, of course!
The first trivia round, which we shared with you exclusively on our Facebook page, featured series stars Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel, and Rider Strong. And today, we bring you round two, with Will Friedle and Lily Nicksay, who played Eric and Morgan (for the first two seasons), respectively.
In the video below, see the pair tackle some tough — and unexpectedly awkward! — trivia questions. Spoiler: Friedle is kind of a trivia master!
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Of course Will would get the ex-girlfriend question...
There is also another video of William Daniels (Feeny) and his favorite quotes. I have loved all these cute videos from the cast over the past two weeks. Glad to see my tag suggestion a couple years ago isn't going to waste. ;)
Earlier this year Mariah Carey teased a summer release for her latest album, then titled The Art of Letting Go, but she eventually delayed the date to properly complete the record. Some of those finishing touches on the LP will include completing her new collaboration with Nas - and possibly even linking up with two much younger collaborators.
Back in September, Mariah tweeted a photo of herself in the studio with Nas, whom she worked with on "Thank God I Found You (remix)", and their reunion sounds promising. "We have yet to finish our collaboration but it's one of people's favorite records, even though it's nowhere near finished, and even though it's not at that right place yet," Carey told MTV News, adding that she's so focused on the current project that it's difficult to even compare it to the last time she recorded with the Queensbridge rapper.
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Red carpet official! Kylie Jenner and boyfriend Jaden Smith attended the Hollywood premiere of Ender's Game, starring Harrison Ford, together on Monday, Oct. 28. Not hiding their romance any longer, the young couple shared a big hug in front of photographers while walking the carpet.
An eyewitness tells Us Weekly that Jenner, 16, and Smith, 15, both looked relaxed while posing for pictures with their arms around each other. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star dressed up for the date night in a black printed T-shirt, mauve skirt and gladiator heels. Will Smith's actor son rocked a futuristic-looking white-and-black shirt and shorts with mismatched sneakers
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Dwyane Wade, you're a lucky man.
The Miami Heat star's longtime love, Gabrielle Union, proudly posted an Instagram pic of herself in some skimpy swimwear this week.
And who can blame her?
Seriously. We were pretty much rendered speechless when we first saw this photo and, well, we haven't stopped staring since.
"Just smile ... Kills em everytime #ItsNeverThatSerious #40," the stunning star captioned the shot.
Oh, trust us Gabrielle, we're smiling.
Of course, this isn't the first time we've seen the gal flaunting her fabulous figure.
In fact, both she and Wade did just that when they hit the beach in Malibu, Calif., last month, complete with a little PDA.
OK, we'll stop writing, so you can resume ogling.
When will your faves EVER look like this at 41? Like, I can't. Happy birthday Gabby!
Many teenage girls find themselves embroiled in battles with their parents about what they can go out of the house dressed in.
But that certainly doesn’t seem to be a problem for Elle Fanning, who attended a fashion show on Monday evening in what many would consider to be an unsuitable outfit for a teenage girl.
The 15-year-old opted for a very risqué dress, which featured a cut-out keyhole detail in the chest area and a sheer skirt.
Dressed in a style more suited to an older actress the younger sister of Dakota wore the floor length dress, which revealed her legs beneath.
It was however the top section which raised eyebrows, as although she has the career of a woman double her age under her belt, she is in fact still just a teenage girl.
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Lee's voice ;_;
Caroline is going to drive him away by not allowing him to make his own decisions. He clearly doesn't seem to have any interest in going to college and he probably doesn't want to major in sociology.
Why are they on the floor? The bed is right there.
Ever since photos of her kissing married Smash director Michael Morris hit the Internet, things have been difficult for Katharine McPhee.
"This is a very hard time for her," a pal of the actress tells PEOPLE. "She's very upset."
Morris has three children with his wife, Welcome to the Family actress Mary McCormack. And McPhee has been separated from her husband Nick Cokas for six months.
Now that the news of her relationship has been made public, the former American Idol sweetheart appears to be at a crossroads.
"Katharine cares about Michael," the pal adds. "But she still cares about Nick too. She didn't mean for anyone to be hurt."
Wonder who they’ll get for the lawyer.
Featured in the latest issue of Empire Magazine, hit the jump to
check out eighteen new stills from Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected
Journey, featuring just about every character from the movie you could
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Blake Lively has been lying low since the end of Gossip Girl last year but it seems like her brief vacation from the limelight is about to end.
Ryan Reynolds' ladylove is set to be the new face of L'Oréal Paris, sources tell E! News. The actress apparently inked a major multimillion deal with the beauty brand to appear in a series of ads starting next year. She will be joining a team of A-list spokesmodels that includes Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani and Beyoncé.
This news comes just weeks after it was announced that the blond bombshell would be replacing Katherine Heigl in the upcoming film The Age of Adaline—her first movie role in over a year.
In that time, the actress has seemed to be enjoying her quite newlywed life with husband Ryan Reynolds in upstate New York. But when she's not giving cooking lessons or designing the couple's kitchen, the 26-year-old has been fulfilling her duties for another major label: Gucci. The star has been the face of the Italian brand's fragrance Premiere for over a year now.
Taking into account her gorgeous campaign for the scent and the actress's flawless beauty record on the red carpet, this pairing seems like a no brainer.
Nicolas Cage just can't seem to avoid odd news stories.
The latest ridiculous tale concerning the actor is that a dinosaur skull he bought at an auction may have been stolen from Mongolia and illegally imported, and could be seized by the U.S. government.
The UK's Telegraph reports that Cage purchased the Tyrannosaurus bataar skull for $276,000 in 2007, outbidding fellow actor Leonardo DiCaprio for the 67 million-year-old fossil. The Tyrannosaurus bataar is a close relative of the T-Rex, and native to Mongolia.
And therein lies the problem for Cage. A section of Mongolia's Gobi Desert is chock full of dinosaur fossils, and as such has become a prime target for looters, who will raid the camps of licensed paleontologists there on legitimate (and government-approved) digs, then illegally smuggle the specimens out of the country and into auction houses and fossil shows, where they fetch a pretty penny from prospective collectors.
One infamous thief is American Eric Prokopi, who pleaded guilty last year to stealing fossils from China and Mongolia, and is currently facing a possible 17-year prison sentence. According to the former director of the natural history department at the auction house where Cage purchased his Tyrannosaurus bataar, the actor's fossil came from a collection brought in by Prokopi.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement division, currently on a mission to investigate the depth of Prokopi's illegal business, could now seize Cage's fossil as part of their mounting evidence in a larger case against Prokopi.
It's a story that's stranger than fiction -- and maybe one Cage can use as inspiration for a movie one day. We'd pay good money to see the actor weep over the loss of his giant dinosaur skull, then bring the evil smugglers to justice. Hollywood, you can thank us later.
About 17 and a half minutes into her debut album, Sky Ferreira prods you to consider how strange it is that you’re listening to it at all. “I just want you to realize I blame myself,” she sings, “for my reputation.” The last word there is the slippery one: It’s difficult to pinpoint what exactly Ferreira’s reputation is at this point, or whom she might be shifting blame from. Maybe she has in mind her young parents, who put her upbringing in the hands of her grandmother. Or perhaps she’s talking to the A&R team at Capitol Records, who signed her at age 15 in the hopes that she’d become the next Britney. The label orchestrated some minor singles for her (“One” and "Obsession”), only to let her planned full-length sputter and die along with her recording budget.
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Boys, 24 Hours, Omanko & Night Time, My Time are everything
Whats your favorite tracks from the album?
Australian X-Factor winner subject to racist tweets.
TWITTER was flooded with fans who rushed to defend X Factor winner Dami Im last night after the South Korean-born singer was criticised by some on the social media site.
Those who believed Im was not worthy of winning the crown because "it's not Australian X Factor if an Asian wins" were quickly silenced by a barrage of viewers who gave Im the adoration and support she deserved.
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Copies of Private Eye have been taken down from a newsagent's shelves near the court building where former News International boss Rebekah Brooks and seven co-defendants are on trial on charges related to an alleged phone hacking plot, it has been claimed.
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Fair enough measure in order to avoid prejudicing the outcome of a trial? Horrid censorship?
Inconsequential, if a little misogynistic?
She is not actually on trial for being a witch. Obviously.
"Mors Praematura" – Freed from her psych ward confinement, Root receives a directive from The Machine that requires Shaw's assistance – by any means necessary – and takes extreme measures to gain her compliance. Also, Reese and Finch look for clues as to why a mild-mannered estate investigator’s number has come up, on Person of Interest, Tuesday, Oct. 29 (10:00 – 11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Guest Stars include Kirk Acevedo (OMG YASSSSSSS, I love seeing all my faves from Oz pop up on good shows. Kirk was so amazing as Alvarez. And let’s not forget Fringe, of course, or Band of Brothers. btw Kirk was also on SVU last week, catch it if you haven’t already!), Robert John Burke (how awesome was that fight with Reese last week? Straight-up 80s b-movie stuff.), Leslie Odom, Jr. (ooh, I love the Anonymous-inspired storyline) and Brian Wiles (aka Carter’s bitch).
We’re gonna have so much fun together!
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Sweet Miguel. Sigh. So, what do you guys think the Machine want with Shaw? Will Root recruit her? Will Shaw just take Bear and go? Will Root upload her consciousness into the Machine and give over her body so she’ll become a Terminator-like entity, the Machine literally incarnate? Am I crazy?
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Kim Kardashian has appeared to confirm that she will take Kanye West's surname when they get married.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians beauty who refrained from taking the surname of ex husband Kris Humphries, revealed her plans to E! News. Having been asked if she will become Mrs West, Kimmy who was standing with her mum, Kris Jenner at the time the question was asked, replied:
"I will. Yeah I will."
However, Kardashian won't be disappearing completely as Kim added: "It'll be Kim Kardashian West."
Hmm, it's got a ring to it.
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If orange is the new black, then witch is the new vampire as the spell-casting, broomstick-riding, cat-loving ladies are suddenly TV's supernatural archetype du juor. With "American Horror Story: Coven" and "Witches of East End" already on the air, it's no surprise CBS wants in on the action, but its proposed reboot of the not-too-distant-past witch series "Charmed" is getting the evil eye from two of that show's stars, Alyssa Milano and Rose McGowan.
"Charmed" aired on the WB from 1998 to 2006 and starred Milano, McGowan, Holly Marie Combs and Shannen Doherty (for three seasons) as witchy sisters who work to protect humanity from various nasty magical threats, including demons. The eight-season run was one of the WB's longest-lived TV shows and notable for being the rare network series with an all-female lead cast.
With the show's continued popularity even after its ending, it's no surprise that someone would aim to bring it back to the air. But a reboot means younger (cheaper) talent, with no starring place for the show's original witches. Something that hasn't sat well with the first set of Halliwell sisters.
On Friday, Milano, who currently appears on the ABC series "Mistresses" and the Lifetime reality series "Project Runway: All Stars," tweeted her frustrations to her fans, writing, "The thing about them doing a #charmed reboot is... it just... it feels like yesterday. It feels too close."
McGowan, who recently appeared on the ABC series "Once Upon a Time," also wasn't thrilled about the prospect of someone else filing her shoes, even if those shoes didn't show up on the original series until Season 4 (she replaced Doherty as a Halliwell half-sister). "They really are running out of ideas in Hollywood," she wrote. She followed it up with "lame lame lame lamertons," which sounds like some kind of spell incantation.
The "Charmed" reboot in development at CBS joins another high-profile reboot in development at NBC: "Murder, She Wrote," with Octavia Spencer replacing the original star, Angela Lansbury. However, Lansbury has reserved comment on the matter.
With his recent film “12 Years A Slave” garnering critical acclaim, director Steve McQueen is now eying the small screen for one of his latest projects.
HBO has confirmed to Variety that it is developing a drama from McQueen that centers on a young African American man who is entering New York high society, with a past that may not be what it seems.
McQueen will co-write the untitled project with Matthew Michael Carnahan (“World War Z”). McQueen will also serve as director.
Exec producers on the project include McQueen, Carnahan, Iain Canning, Emil Sherman and Russell Simmons.
In addition to helming “12 Years A Slave,” McQueen’s recent film credits include “Hunger” and “Shame.” His HBO project is his first foray in television.
Deadline was first to report on McQueen’s HBO project.
This is like the 3rd or 4th black led series that hbo has put into development. I guess they need a replacement for Treme (robbed of all the awards).
Team USA will now wear the Made in the USA label. Every article of clothing made by Ralph Lauren for the U.S. Winter Olympic athletes in Sochi, including their opening and closing ceremony uniforms and their Olympic Village gear, has been made by domestic craftsman and manufacturers.
During the 2012 games in London, it was a flashpoint in the media and among Washington politicians that much of the U.S. apparel was made overseas, especially in China.
Ralph Lauren Corp., which has been making most of the athletes' clothes since 2008 when it took over from Canadian clothier Roots, got the message.
'We have worked incredibly hard as a company to go across America to find the best partners to help us produce the Olympic uniforms at the highest quality for the best athletes in the world,' said David Lauren, the company's executive vice president of advertising, marketing and corporate communications.
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Kerry Washington steps out of her SUV with her pooch safely stowed in her purse on Monday (October 28) at LAX Airport in Los Angeles.
“I ❤️ NY” the 36-year-old Scandal star tweeted after her flight – we wonder if she flew into the Big Apple!
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A band with a formidable live reputation, alternative-rock act the Weeks are currently touring their sophomore studio album Dear Bo Jackson, with the band will perform at the Academy 2 in Dublin on Saturday October 20th. Vocalist Cyle Barnes took time out from the road to speak to the Journalist.ie’s Stephen White about recording the group’s new record and sound.
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this band is beyond up and coming... who else has seen them?
NCIS' Michael Weatherly announced the birth of his third child, son Liam, on Twitter just a little while ago. He joins eighteen month old Olivia, and Michael's son from his first marriage, 17 year old August.
It's in the Top 5 in France, Australia, Norway, Portugal, Italy, Austria and Germany as well.
One Direction will release their third studio album Midnight Memories in the UK on November 25 and a day later in the US.
The band's first ever world stadium tour will follow in 2014, including a handful of headline dates at Wembley Stadium in the UK.
The New Black by Yoruba Richen is an award-winning documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. And, we're seeing this right here in Illinois as megachurches African American pastors are desperately trying to stop gay marriage.
The film is profound, passionate and hard to turn away from - it forces you to listen and watch. The film also documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar—the black church and reveals the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda. The New Black takes viewers into the pews and onto the streets and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it tells the story of the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland and charts the evolution of this divisive issue within the black community.
X-clusive: Bryan Singer guides us through our first look
X-Men: Days Of Future Past unites two generations of mutants for the first time onscreen, with Hugh Jackman's Wolverine travelling back in time to warn the young Professor X (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) of the dark future that awaits all mutants unless they can change the course of history. The first trailer - essentially the footage that director Bryan Singer, returning as director for the first time since 2003's X-Men 2, debuted at Comic-Con in July - just went live. "It really is what we wanted from the first look at the movie," says Singer, talking exclusively to Empire just hours after the trailer's debut, "it's an emotional piece that has the characters and the pathos and the mission."
Singer then went on to talk us through some of the key moments and images from the movie that could well be 2014's biggest blockbuster. And for more from Singer, James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence on the movie, pick up the new issue of Empire for our world exclusive set visit report.
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Remember the old days, when you used to have to click on a picture in Twitter to see it? No longer. As of Tuesday, Twitter is making your photos and videos show up in your stream by default — making the service look a lot more like Facebook.
On one hand, that means less clicking around and a more visual timeline. On the other hand, you may be exposed to too many pictures — some of which you really didn't want to see, especially not with someone looking over your shoulder.
The change is taking place immediately online and in the updated iOS and Android Twitter apps, the company said in a blog post.
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NO. There is a way to turn it off on the app, but not for the web version
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By Bryan Crawford
Christmas for NBA fans is finally here as the 203-14 season kicks off Tuesday night.
In Chicago, Bulls fans are excited to see Derrick Rose finally play in a game that means something with the team set to kick off the season in game one of a double header against the Miami Heat.
The Bulls and Heat rivalry is one that has captivated the league for the past three seasons. Widely regarded as the top two teams in the Eastern Conference -- especially with D. Rose healthy -- many feel that this is the year Chicago will finally get past Miami and make it to the NBA Finals to play for a championship.
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Julianne Hough has already apologized for wearing blackface to a Halloween party Friday, but the firestorm is far from over.
Hough, 25, wore blackface as part of her Crazy Eyes costume — a tribute to the beloved Orange Is the New Black character played by Uzo Aduba.
Although Aduba has kept silent on the controversy thus far, her co-star, Laverne Cox, was frank with Entertainment Weekly about the issues with Hough's make-up. "I think it's great she likes our show," Cox told the magazine. "Crazy Eyes is my favorite character besides mine too. But it's really interesting that she doesn't seem to understand. It's historically tricky in this country to re-create blackface. I'm not opposed to someone having their form of expression, but she seemed to be completely unaware of the historical implications going in, and I think that's problematic. If you want to make a choice like that, I think it's important to understand the historical context you are walking into."
Hough's own brother, Derek, even reacted to the negative public attention, saying it "wasn't her brightest moment."
What do you think of Cox's comments?
Source: TV Guide
1 hour! Finishing up a few quick things around the house with little miss @hannahspears & then I'll be back on :)— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) October 29, 2013
She will be answering questions starting at 4 PM PT aka 7PM EST!
I'll be updating the post with each question she answers as it goes along! #AskBritneyJean
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Had a lovely time chatting with u all & reading through ur questions!! Hope I gave some good answers ;) XO Muah! #AskBritneyJean— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) October 29, 2013
What are ya'll asking?! Post if she replies to one of your questions!
TV chef Jamie Oliver has banned his two eldest daughters from having mobile phones or joining websites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram in case they get bullied.
The 38-year-old father-of-four regularly uses social networking sites and even posts personal family photographs on Instagram.
But he has stopped Poppy, 11, and 10-year-old Daisy from using social media sites.
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Tuesday morning, there was a familiar face on the Broncos sideline.
But it wasn't a former player -- at least not in real life.
Actor Taylor Kitsch, most famous for his portrayal of Tim Riggins in Friday Night Lights, took in the start of Denver's morning practice alongside Head Coach John Fox.
"I'm Canadian, so I grew up loving hockey," Kitsch said. "But obviously doing FNL, I live in Austin, Texas, have for the last six years. So by default I've become a huge fan. So this is great for me."
His former Friday Night Lights co-star, Scott Porter -- who portrayed quarterback Jason Street -- was jealous of Kitsch's behind-the-scenes access.
"He's actually texting me right now," Kitsch smiled. "I just sent him a picture, so he can be as jealous as he wants."
Kitsch is in town to give the Broncos a screening of his new movie, Lone Survivor. He was joined by the movie's writer and director, Peter Berg, for a tour of the facility after practice.
"I was telling the guys, we're pretty spoiled," Kitsch said. "To come out here and to bring the movie with us and show the guys, it's just that reciprocity. It's great. I love it. I played sports my whole life, so just to be around the guys, too, is a lot of fun."
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Unlike a certain someone (cough, Christopher Abbott, cough), Andrew Rannells is all for appearing on HBO's Girls for as long as he can. According to Deadline, Rannells will return as Elijah Krantz, Hannah's (Lena Dunham) gay ex-boyfriend, for the third season of Girls and will become a series regular if the comedy is picked up for a fourth season... and let's be real, it totally will be.
Rannells was previously limited to the amount of Girls episodes he could take on because of scheduling issues that conflicted with his role on NBC's The New Normal. Since the latter show was canceled, Rannells has more time on his hands to devote to his role as Elijah. But the question is, do we really need more Elijah?
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Also guest starring Greg McHugh from Fresh Meat (speaking of, s03e01 available on Channel 4 on Demand since last night, anyone watch it yet?), and comedian Sarah Millican.
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott filmed a private sex tape, but a friend felt it was up for grabs.
The actress revealed her acquaintance's thieving ways in her new memoir "Spelling It Like It Is," according to Us Weekly.
The former "Beverly Hills 90210" star rehashed how the couple's skin flick came about.
"Dean said, 'We should tape ourselves having sex,'" she wrote. "He had a little portable tripod, and he set up his video camera on it."
After the actress viewed the finish product and gave the "ok" the couple, who have been married for seven years, uploaded the steamy footage to their home computer. But their snafu was that the amateur porno was "without password protection."
McDermott's questionable friend snagged the tape and copied it. While it didn't surface immediately, two years later another confidante informed Spelling's hubby that it was being shopped around.
"I was horrified," she wrote.
Although Spelling indicated that "we never heard from him again, and the incident went away," the tape has reportedly leaked.
But, thankfully, the video hasn't gone public. However, several other details about Spelling's life has, thanks to her book.
She also revealed financial troubles in her marriage, which prevented McDermott from getting a vasectomy.
"I came from nothing so when you're successful and get a little cash, you go a little crazy," McDermott said on Access Hollywood to explain why he didn't get the procedure.
How convenient the timing is for this.
Jennifer Lawrence is featured on the cover of Variety‘s latest issue alongside her The Hunger Games: Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence and the film’s producer Nina Jacobson.
The mag features some never before seen photos from the film. Check them out below!
In the issue, The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins speaks out about her thoughts on how Lionsgate handled the marketing campaign for the film.
“I’m thrilled with the work [Lionsgate marketing exec] Tim Palen and his marketing team have done on the film,” Suzanne said. “It’s appropriately disturbing and thought-provoking how the campaign promotes Catching Fire while simultaneously promoting the Capitol’s punitive forms of entertainment. The stunning image of Katniss in her wedding dress that we use to sell tickets is just the kind of thing the Capitol would use to rev up its audience for the Quarter Quell (the name of the games in Catching Fire). That dualistic approach is very much in keeping with the books.”
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Basically this is an excuse for an Olympics post. What sport are you most excited for, ONTD? Any favorite winter sport athletes? Can't wait for the FFAOs again!
Daft Punk helped push annual sales of vinyl LPs over the half a million mark for the first time in more than a decade, according to an analysis by industry body BPI.
Releases by the French dance duo as well as Arctic Monkeys and David Bowie have helped push the popularity of the revived format to renewed heights this year.
Almost 550,000 LPs have been bought by music fans so far in 2013, already giving vinyl its most successful year since 2003.
The year-to-date sales figure reflects year-on-year growth of over 100 per cent, doubling vinyl’s market share in the last 12 months. LPs now account for 0.8 per cent of all albums sold in the UK – as recently as 2007 its share was just 0.1 per cent.
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james franco talking about broken dreams aka everything you've ever wanted
After ending what was a successful Broadway run earlier this month (enough that it was extended twice due to demand), the revival of The Trip to Bountiful with an all-black starring cast, is heading to your TV screens, courtesy of the Lifetime TV network.
Per a notice published on Backstage.com (thanks Cordell for the heads-up), casting for the filmed version of the play is underway, although it looks like star Cicely Tyson and co-star Vanessa Williams will be reprising their roles in the telepic, as both are listed on the casting notice. No other names are mentioned.
Shooting is set to take place in Atlanta, GA throughout the month of November.
The original run of the revival also co-starred Condola Rashad (who was eventually replaced by Adepero Oduye when Rashad signed up for another Broadway play - a new adaptation of Romeo and Juliet), and Cuba Gooding Jr. (making his Broadway debut; he was also eventually replaced, also due to a scheduling conflict, by Leon Addison Brown.
No word on whether any of the revival's original (or replacement) cast will also transition to the Lifetime movie adaptation.
Cicely Tyson starred in the Broadway revival of Horton Foote’s 1953 drama The Trip to Bountiful, which was directed by Michael Wilson.
The play was first produced as a teleplay on NBC in 1953, starring Lillian Gish as Carrie Watts; it would later premiere on Broadway that same year with the same cast. So we're seeing a reverse of that (going from Broadway to TV this time around).
And in 1985, a film version of the play was produced, and starred Geraldine Page, who won an Academy Award for her performance.
Looking forward to this, even lifetime can't fuck this up.
meaning NBC finally gave them permission to use old clips from Late Night! Yay!
Team Coco celebrated today by dedicating an episode to showing some of the most popular sketches/remotes from the old days. Some clips can be seen below the cut; more have been added to the official teamcoco website.
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jk it's a wig but omg gorg
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Kanye West joined Ryan Seacrest as the guest on his 102.7 KIIS-FM Radio show. The two spoke about the currently ongoing Yeezus tour, with Kanye saying that the stage design was inspired by closing his eyes and imaginging the world coming to an end. He said that this was the same inspiration behind his last solo tour, the Glow in the Dark tour.
And if that wasn’t enough, Kanye also told us that his collaboration with Miley Cyrus was not for a remix of “Black Skinhead,” as previously reported … he exclusively told us it’s a brand new song!
So....this happened. Karrueche Tran and Chris Brown are letting y'all know all is still good in their hood. Kae tweeted about hating waking up to bad news the morning after Chris' arrest in D.C. But it seems she's given him a sweet Welcome Back today.
She posted the above pic of the two kissing saying, "Always & Forever". And Kae may be happy to have her man home, but folks are still a but pissy about tonight's concert in NYC that had to get cancelled because of Chris' troubles.
Ugh, these two. Just when I thought maybe she would come to her senses. And Sorry if I ruined some of y'alls dinner with this pic.
Fans have been asking and waiting for the return of Sam, and Monday night it was announced that the wait is nearly over.
According to the 'Legendary' website, the announcement of Trick 'r Treat 2 came on Monday night during a special fan screening of the original cult horror classic. The event was hosted by the terrifying yet cute iconic character 'SAM' along with director Michael Dougherty.
The special screening was hosted by 'Legendary' and the unveiling came during a fan Q&A session. A special panel included two stars from the original movie Dylan Baker and Brian Cox. Another surprise was an appearance by producer Bryan Singer.
Chris Brown is getting some help.
"Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility," a rep for the singer said in a statement to E! News. "His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point."
The decision comes a day after his appearance in court to answer to an assault charge stemming from a fight that occurred over the weekend.
Source: E! Online
A French association that fights for the rights of curvy women has made an official complaint against designer Karl Lagerfeld over his comments that no one wants to see plump models on catwalks.
The association -- called "Pretty, curvy, sexy and fine with it" -- filed the complaint at the prosecutor's office in the western city of Saintes, accusing the haute couture star of "defamatory and discriminatory comments", its president Betty Aubriere said.
The Chanel designer, who lost 42 kilos (93 pounds) more than a decade ago and wrote a book about it, has periodically criticised overweight people and lauded thinness.
"No one wants to see curvy women on the catwalk", he is cited as saying in the recently published book "The world according to Karl", which collates some of his most famous quotes.
He repeated this on television earlier this month, and said France's healthcare system was struggling partly because of "all the illnesses contracted by people who are too fat."
"It's the fat women sitting in front of televisions with their pack of crisps who say slim models are hideous", he was also quoted as saying in the book.
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Multi-platinum recording artist Trace Adkins and NASCAR superstar Danica Patrick will co-host the fourth annual AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS
Artist of the Year
Florida Georgia Line
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look at tswift leading the awards <3
on a related note, how many fucking country music awards does america have
you can vote here i guess
And Britney Spears was no doubt in need of a pick-me-up after yet another day of punishing dance rehearsals on Monday.
The 31-year-old singer was seen looking tired as she sipped a green drink from Starbucks while leaving a dance studio in Los Angeles.
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Check out Kerry Washington flashing a smile while standing next to Saturday Night Live regular Taran Killam for a video to promote her hosting duties on the show!
“It’s going to be a great show,” Taran said in the video before the Scandal actress corrected him by saying, “No, your line is going to be ‘It’s going to be a wonderful show.’”
Kerry, who is hosting for the first time, will be joined on the episode by musical guest Eminem.
Don’t forget to catch the episode on Saturday (November 2) at 11:30/10:30c on NBC!
In a sign of our increasingly connected age, the Nielsen Company will finally add streaming viewers to its influential ratings of who's watching what on TV. The new ratings will collect data on people who watch their sitcoms, dramas and crime procedurals on computer, tablet and smartphone screens.
Nielsen first announced it was testing programs to track streaming viewers in April. In mid-November, it will release a software development kit that clients can use to figure out who's tuning in online.
Nielsen ratings are used to figure out how many people are watching a show and the demographics of the overall audience. Networks use those numbers to determine how much to charge for ads and even to help make scheduling decisions, such as canceling shows that pull in dismal numbers.
Television sets are still the primary way people watch TV, but online viewers are growing fast. They stream shows to non-TV screens, such as computers, tablets and smartphones. Their viewing habits are different, too: They consume entire seasons in single sittings and catch up on "Daily Show" clips during commutes. The streaming and mobile audiences tend to skew younger, a coveted age group for advertisers.
Nielsen typically tracks demographics such as age, location, gender, race and income. To gather that type of detailed information about online viewers, the company says it will match demographic information with data providers such as Facebook that already collect that information about Internet users.
Not all online views will count as part of the main Nielsen TV ratings.
Shows that don't include the same ads online as on TV will be counted as part of separate Nielsen Digital Ratings. Shows streamed directly by networks through their own sites and apps typically include the same set of ads, and those viewers are counted towards the traditional Nielsen totals.
This is the latest attempt by Nielsen to catch up with current digital-media technology. Earlier this month, the company announced it was launching Twitter TV ratings, tracking the number of people tweeting about a show and how many people were reading those tweets.
Nielsen ratings are typically collected in several old-fashioned ways. For example, it still has households record their viewing habits in handwritten diaries, documenting any show they watch for more than five minutes.
Interesting... I hope it works out. Hopefully no more of that "25,000 households to represent all of the country" BS.
Marvel's Kevin Feige Explains What Joss Whedon Did for 'Thor 2' & Which Loki Scenes Were Added
Leading up to the release of Thor: The Dark World, the internet was abuzz with rumors that Joss Whedon was airlifted to the set of the Marvel sequel and dropped in like some kind of super-soldier in order to help fix scenes that weren't working. The story gained incredible traction due to the fact that it was Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor who had made the comments about Whedon, and suddenly geeks everywhere were jumping to wild conclusions about what was and wasn't wrong with the next big-screen Thor adventure.
When we spoke to Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige prior to Thor's November 8 release, we asked him about those Whedon rumors in an effort to find out exactly what the Avengers director added to the movie.
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That's right, it's that time of year again. Nothing gets us in the mood for All Hallows Eve like creepy movies, and The Craft is one of our favorites. It's right up there with Hocus Pocus on the list of flicks we just have to watch every Halloween season. It was an instant cult classic, so much so that the movie got its very own special screening at the Hollywood Forever cemetery in L.A. this past weekend.
To make the evening better, the ladies of the cast showed up for their very own mini reunion. Robin Tunney, Rachel True, and Neve Campbell — a.k.a. Sarah, Rochelle, and Bonnie — surprised the audience with an appearance and a Q&A. Fairuza Balk, who played the evil Nancy, was noticeably absent, but we had a full-on fangirl freakout nonetheless. The actresses played nice and held back from conjuring any spells or curses, but we're sure they were a little tempted. Now, we're off to rewatch for the 100th time.
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Source: My TV
who are you rooting for???
On the subject of prosthetic genitals, as used in a lesbian sex scene: what's the difference? The iceberg of conversation around Blue Is The Warmest Colour has the movie (as a movie) at its tip, while everything below the water line is about the film's six minute sex scene between its two principal characters, played by Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux. Consistently throughout the massive, massive, nauseatingly massive discourse around Blue's sex scene, there is always one proviso provided: but, everyone takes pains to point out, Exarchopoulos and Seydoux were wearing prosthetic genitals, lovingly sculpted from their actual genitals, but not, you know, their actual genitals. So it's not real sex.
It is in that proviso - the sly cuckolding of the entire conversation about the film with the notion that the sex scene in Blue is somehow, safely, "not real" - that tells you everything you need to know about the problem with sex's dominance in the Blue conversation in the first place. This unrelenting, laser-like obsession with sex, hidden behind a chaste, Victorian assertion that sex is dirty, itself hidden behind the painfully obvious undercurrent wherein claiming enjoyment of this sweaty titillation makes most people feel ashamed.
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Astonishing, nearly perfect film but as far as I'm concerned that was about as close to unsimulated as you get. Anyway, fav movie sex scenes?
Last night, Marin Ireland, Sebastian Stan, Raviv Ullman, and GIRLS stars Zosia Mamet and Allison Williams led a benefit reading of Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize winning play Crimes of the Heart for The New Group. The special event took place at 7pm in the Acorn Theatre (Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos below!
At the core of the tragic comedy are the three MaGrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite at Old Granddaddy's home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi after Babe shoots her abusive husband. The trio was raised in a dysfunctional family with a penchant for ugly predicaments and each has endured her share of hardship and misery. Past resentments bubble to the surface as they're forced to deal with assorted relatives and past relationships while coping with the latest incident that has disrupted their lives. Each sister is forced to face the consequences of the "crimes of the heart" she has committed.
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this post is dedicated to megedeborch who also got the cutest winter soldier sketch from Skottie Young.
I think perhaps the best way to describe the actor, comedian and writer Russell Brand is as "a Halloween-haired, Sachsgate-enacting, estuary-whining, glitter-lacquered, priapic berk... a tree-hugging, Hindu-tattooed, veggie meditator."
It's the best way, because it happens to be his own description of himself - in a 4,750-word revolutionary rant in this week's issue of the New Statesman, guest-edited by, you guessed, Russell Brand.
The Brand manifesto has caused quite a stir in some circles, not just because of his celebrity and skill in making waves, but because of a probably well-founded suspicion that his anger and contempt directed at the entire political class is widely shared among young people who care about the country they live in but see no way to do anything about it.
I imagine there are a lot of people who can identify with the Brand view of politics: "Like most people I regard politicians as frauds and liars and the current political system as nothing more than a bureaucratic means for furthering the augmentation and advantages of economic elites."
So I propose to take what he says seriously - which may be a mistake, but what the hell. A lot of it will be curiously familiar to anyone who remembers, as I do, the hippies of the 1960s: "Make love, not war... down with the man... Power to the people." Beguiling, attractive slogans, with their wonderful certainty that there are simple answers to complex questions.
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white people who say "there's no point in voting" can eat shit tbh, you're not the ones who are most affected by changes in policies. and this sexist ass can go crap in his fedora