December 1st, 2013

BILLBOARD: Is BROODS New Zealand's Next Pop Wonder?

"We have to build our own identity outside of 'Lorde and the rest of New Zealand music,'" says the group's Georgia Nott.

"Bridges," the debut single by the brother-sister duo Broods, freezes the listener in his or her tracks from the opening second. Georgia Nott's voice recalls a fragile version of Imogen Heap's -- floating skyward and twisting back down like a maple leaf caught in an autumn breeze -- while the production oscillates between a lonely, three-key piano refrain and a kaleidoscopic alt-pop arrangement. "And we're burning all the bridges now/'Cause it was sink or swim, and I went down/Down, down…," Nott murmurs, before the music of her older brother, Caleb, brings her back up to the surface.

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Lady Gaga Explains ARTPOP: Track-By-Track Commentary

Lady Gaga took to Sirius XM recently to do Track-By-Track overview of her latest album ARTPOP. She guides the listeners through the album, explaining the meanings and inspirations behind every track and finishes off explaining the interconnected concept of the album: every track on ARTPOP represents one adrenaline rush (adrenaline of sex, adrenaline of art, adrenaline of fashion, adrenaline of drugs, etc.)


Sharon Osbourne Talks About Having Her “Vagina Tightened,” Shocks Colin Farrell

Sharon Osbourne is the latest celeb to be appear on “The Graham Norton Show,” where “The Talk” co-host admitted she had her “vagina tightened.”

Yes, you read that correctly.

Osbourne was sitting alongside fellow guest Colin Farrell when she was asked about the most plastic surgery painful procedure she’s ever had, and she quickly answered, “Having my vagina tightened.”

“It was the worst. It was just excruciating,” she exclaimed.

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Trainspotting declared Scotland's favourite novel

Irvine Welsh's grimy novel of addiction Trainspotting has emerged as the public's favourite Scottish novel of the past 50 years in a poll which was run by Scottish Book Trust.

The book featuring heroin addict Mark Renton and a cast of transgressive characters including con artist Sick Boy and sociopath Begbie, won the most votes from a total of 8,800 cast by Scottish readers from around the world.

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Second person identified in car accident with Paul Walker

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The alleged driver of the car that was involved in a crash that killed Paul Walker has been identified as former race car driver Roger Rodas, according to a Santa Clarita radio station with sources close to the situation.

Roger was the CEO of the company Always Evolving, a car customization shop. The charity event for Reach Out Worldwide was being held at the company’s headquarters in Santa Clarita that afternoon when he went for a drive with Paul in a Porsche Carrera GT, which happens to be one of Roger‘s favorite cars. Both of them died in the crash after the car exploded into flames.

The friends had met when they raced cars together at the Pirelli World Challenge series years ago.

We send our continued thoughts and prayers to both Paul and Roger‘s families during this difficult time.


Madonna and her boyfriend at the Kabbalah Center in New York. No Sean Penn this time.

It seems Madonna's toyboy lover Brahim Zaibat really will do anything for love.

For the 25-year-old dancer seemed weary when he was spotted joining the pop star and her family at the Kabbalah Centre in New York on Saturday.

The dancer did not exactly look excited to be attending the service, and in fact appeared rather tired and glum as he trundled towards the entrance.
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Orbit wants to work with Brit again

‘I’m more famous in the music industry than I am to the general public. I’m invisible to the public,’ says songwriter and producer William Orbit wryly.

It’s an astute observation from a musician far better known for his production clients than his own songs. But he’s worked with some of the biggest pop stars of the past 20 years. Madonna, Blur, Britney Spears and All Saints are just some of the heavy hitters to benefit from his studio touch. It’s an impressive list of collaborators (most notably on Madonna’s Ray of Light and Music albums where his work collected three Grammy Awards) and one which has allowed him to take up his own niche position, existing slightly to the left of the mainstream music biz.

Recent productions include co-writing and co-producing the Chris Brown international hit Don’t Wake Me Up and Britney Spears’ latest album, Britney Jean. Perhaps more excitingly, he recently appeared at London’s LEAF festival to deliver a live multi-media performance featuring tracks from his illustrious career and a Q&A.

M called him up ahead of his LEAF performance to talk production, pop and why musicians should never work for free…

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What does the future hold in store for you?

I know I’ll be doing some writing with Adele in the new year. I’ll be in Las Vegas in the new year too. I work in a studio there. I’ll be there with Britney I hope. Other than that, just keeping healthy and wise.

Christmas is Cancelled: We Probably Won't See Paul McGann as the Doctor Again


  We had a few big surprises during the Doctor Who 50th anniversary celebrations. Surprises which got Whovians very excited. Considering the buzz, fans thought they might be able to get some more of that thing they liked so much by starting a petition. However, it doesn’t look like showrunner Steven Moffat plans on acquiescing anytime soon. Find out more after the jump including which classic Doctor is still a bit miffed about having been left out of the main event.

  The petition to get Paul McGann, previously only the Doctor in a 1996 movie and audio plays, his own live-action series currently has close to 17,000 signatures. Matthew Jacobs was the writer of that TV movie and couldn’t have been happier about McGann getting utilized the way he did. He spoke with Stand By For Mind Control:

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How would you make an 8/Paul McGann series work, ONTD?


Christina Aguilera for Elle (BRAZIL) December 2013 - Pics and Interview

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Strong Woman, Christina Aguilera is not only pop music. Since that impressed the world with his booming voice at the end of the 1990s, charting singles immediately as Genie in a Bottle and What a Girl Wants , the American singer is reinventing itself. With over ten years of career, gradually abandoned the teen image, accumulated hundreds of musical awards (including some Grammy), incorporated electronic rhythms, received a star on the Walk of Fame and a chair queen in the program The Voice U.S. . Today But it does more aggressive and provocative style of Stripped (2002) – the disc that dared more in the lyrics and sound – or that Aguilera gave a triple kiss on Madonna and Britney Spears. After the birth of her son, Max, now 5, and involvement with humanitarian causes, she is more peace and love in the footprint of their third album, My Kind of Christimas (2000). “I love Christmas and I can not wait to get it!” Said the creative director Ines Néspoli during the test photos in Los Angeles. Between trips to Rwanda to launch her ​​new perfume, Unforgettable , Christina Aguilera spoke to ELLE Brazil.

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Leona Lewis slams Miley Cyrus and Rihanna for making twerking popular with children

The X Factor winner , 28, said her music rivals are setting a bad example to young, impressionable fans by popularising the craze.

And she has called on parents to control what videos their kids are watching on television.

She said: “Being sexual and in your face is not great for girls who are quite young. It depends what environment you’re brought up in, but personally I've got a god-daughter and little nieces and I don’t want them to see me acting crazy and naked in my music videos.

“But then when my little god-daughter is watching videos and doing all these moves, I say to my best friend ‘you need to turn that off.

"She shouldn’t be watching that’.

“So it’s up to the parents as well to be able to control what their children are watching. It’s like, ‘don’t twerk, you’re a six year old. Stop it.’”

Leona said stars such as Miley, 21, and Rihanna, 25, are just being creative by twerking – wiggling their hips and thrusting their bottoms out – but that they might regret it one day.

She said: “You can’t blame those girls, who are being young and sometimes dumb. They’re just expressing themselves how they want to.:

"Girls are not perfect, we all make mistakes."

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Selena Gomez mocks Justin Bieber

Selena Gomez can't help but notice how popular her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber is with the girls.

The 21-year-old enjoyed a little laugh at Justin's expense by posting a picture of herself in all her natural, unadorned glory on her Instagram page on Friday.

Of course the caption might throw a few people, but for those who follow every step and turn Selena and Justin make, it's a no-brainer.

'I thought he only liked the Latina category. Smh... #nomakeup #hatewhengirlssaythat,' Selena wrote.

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It must refer to Justin's continuing way of flaunting his attraction to idolising young women wherever he goes.

On November 19, Justin posted a snapshot on his Instagram account of himself getting a kiss on the cheek by long-haired girl in a black leather short-cropped top and shorts ensemble.

The girl is shown with her eyes almost closed in apparent ectasy and pulling Justin closer by his chain necklace.


"Inspired by Madonna" NYC AIDS WALK 2013

Today is WORLD AIDS DAY. Check out the video below that we made to celebrate out team "INSPIRED BY MADONNA" when we walked in the AIDS WALK NYC 2013. Madonna has been a pioneer in the fight against AIDS throughout her 30 year career.

Since the 1980s Madonna has used her celebrity status to help fight the war against AIDS. She has donated many dollars to various AIDS charities and jumped on the bandwagon at a time when many people shied away from such charities. For years, Madonna has been a huge supporter of amFAR, The American Foundation for AIDS Research.

Although she’s been involved with many AIDS related charities like The Pediatric Aids Foundation she’s been the most involved with amFAR. Madonna donated a large portion of the proceeds from the sale of her number one song Vogue to several foundations including GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis.)

Her experience with the disease is personal – having lost numerous friends to it. In 1992, for the Erotica album, she co-wrote and dedicated the song In This Life to the memory of all the friends she’d lost to AIDS. The same year she teamed up with other artists and donated the song Supernatural for the Red Hot and Dance compilation – an album specifically created to raise funds and awareness for AIDS.

In 2006, Madonna founded Raising Malawi, a charity dedicated to fighting the disease and caring for those left orphaned in its wake. To date, Raising Malawi has succeeded in constructing new health facilities in underserved areas, supporting existing hospitals and health care providers, creating educational HIV/AIDS-prevention programs, and supporting implementation of antiretroviral and general treatment for children and adults.

Please share this video to help raise awareness.

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Paul Walker news megapost

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Paul Walker fans paid tribute to the 40-year old actor last night by holding a candlelight vigil on the site where he died.

The fans showed up in Santa Clarita Saturday evening ... leaving flowers and lighting candles in Paul's memory.

The vigil was held very shortly after law enforcement cleared the scene -- removing the bodies of Paul and the driver Roger Rodas ... as well as the charred wreckage of Roger's Porsche Carrera GT.

The cause of the accident is under investigation, but witnesses tell us Roger was speeding at the time. Sheriff's deputies confirm speed definitely played a part.

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One Direction's Niall Horan 'secretly dating' Made In Chelsea's Louise Thompson

They were first linked to each other back in May when she was dating Made In Chelsea co-star Andy Jordan.

But Niall Horan and reality star Louise Thompson are said to have stepped up their rumoured romance in recent weeks after enjoying a series of clandestine meetings at the One Direction hunk's North London home.

While the diminutive brunette initially denied any involvement with the boyband heartthrob, she was forced to admit cheating on Andy during a recent episode of Made In Chelsea.

And since splitting from her co-star beau, Louise is said to have spent the night at Niall's home in the capital on numerous occasions over the past few months.

A show source told the Sun On Sunday newspaper: 'Louise has been dating Niall - they've seen each other lots and talk all the time. But it suited both of them for their nights together to be secret. He'll sneak her into his house in North London, often when it's dark.

'She makes sure she doesn't do anything around Chelsea to try and keep the romance away from the prying eyes of her co-stars on the show.'

Andy was left heartbroken on Monday night's episode of the E4 reality show when Louise's womanising former flame, Spencer Matthews, claimed to have slept with the geography student after a recent dinner party.

But news of her alleged fling with Niall is said to have left him even more dismayed.

The source added: 'Louise always insisted to Andy that she was just friends with Niall and that she;d only spent one night at his house and it was completely innocent. Foolishly, he believed her because he was madly in love.

'But he's now aware of the fact Louise and Niall are in a passionate physical relationship and have been together on numerous occasions.'


'The Hobbit: DOS' News!

Stars of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at the opening of The Book of New Zealand
Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Aidan Turner, Luke Evans and others at the opening of The Book of New Zealand, Saturday November 30th, LA.

Aidan Turner and Dean O'Gorman

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25 Days Of Holiday Fun : An ONTD Original

Happy December ONTD !!! Also Happy Hanukkah to all of you celebrating at the moment.

Each year people often flail over Mariah Carey's amazing holiday albums and TV specials such as Charlie Brown Christmas.

To mimick the 25 Days of Christmas featured on ABC Family I've decided to compile a list of 25 underrated wonderful holiday themed albums , tv specials & movies , as well as memorable episodes.

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Happy Holiday Season ONTD <3
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Tinie Tempah praises Miley Cyrus' attempts at re-branding

Cyrus has courted headlines since her racy performance with Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards in August (13). She has stripped naked for her Wrecking Ball music video and even puffed a marijuana joint onstage at the MTV Europe Music Awards in November (13).

But the hip-hop star insists Cyrus' behaviour is part of a well thought out re-branding campaign.

He tells the Daily Mirror newspaper, "She's branding herself as Miley Cyrus, she's picking the right moment to do the right thing. It's not like you ever catch her off camera or hear about her in a private club. That never happens. It's only when she's on TV, at an awards show.

"She picks the right moment to do things to get people talking... she clearly has a plan. She's clearly trying to get everyone talking about her. And everyone is talking about her so therefore she's getting what she wants out of it and her album is selling really well and people are buying her music so it seems like the plan is working."

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Lil' Kim Reveals Mixtape Tracklist Featuring Miley Cyrus

Rap godmother and Dancing With the Stars alum, Lil' Kim, recently revealed the tracklisting for her upcoming mixtape, Hard Core 2K13, which includes some interesting collabos.

The tape was originally scheduled for a Black Friday release, but looks like Kim is taking her sweet time perfecting this one.

She took to Instagram to apologize for the delay (sort of) and drop the 13 track names. She captioned the list:

"I just want to make U guys happy..Please standby.#HARDCOREPLAYLIST 3 bonus tracks included! 🎶🎶 I love U guys! 💋💋"

Fortunately, the listing should make us guys very happy indeed as the "Thug Luv" rapper is working with the likes of JadaKiss, YoGotti, French Montana and (drum roll please) Miley Cyrus.

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Ready for more tears, ONTD? Charice attempted to kill herself.

Police reported on Saturday that international singing sensation Charice attempted to commit suicide by slashing her wrist.

In an interview by Cristy Fermin on Showbiz Police, Charice’s grandmother Mrs. Teresita Relucio revealed that the former Glee star slashed her wrist due to financial problems.

Watch the report here for more details:

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very sad. i was legit, no joke, wondering where she was right now. if you don't know her, she played Sunshine Corazon on Glee for a few eps before they got rid of her. she tried to slit her wrists because of financial worries, and also she's suffered a lot of bullying for the way she looks tbh
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One Direction: 'The Class of 92' London Premiere

Harry Styles poses with his pal David Beckham at the premiere of The Class of 92 held at Odeon West End on Sunday night (December 1) in London, England.

The 19-year-old One Direction singer was joined by some of his band mates – Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne, who was accompanied by his girlfriend Sophia Smith.
The documentary details the rise to prominence of six supremely talented young Manchester United footballers. 1D showed up to support producer Ben Winston, who also produced their docu-film This is Us.

The night before, Harry stepped out in a blond wig for a night out with friends at the Groucho Club.

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Rebecca Ferguson: "Dating Zayn Malik was my first mistake"

Rebecca Ferguson has opened up about her brief relationship with Zayn Malik.

The singer dated the One Direction star in 2010 when they were both booked on the X Factor tour.

Speaking to The Independent, Ferguson believes that the relationship may have stalled her career.

She said: "That was my first mistake. I was 23, he was 18. Of course, if it was a 23-year-old guy dating an 18-year-old girl, no one would have batted an eyelid, but this way around was a big deal, apparently.

"I didn't realize that. I was just a hippy, free-loving person, but that's not a good thing to be in this industry. You can't just follow your heart."

Ferguson was also shocked by recent comments in which Malik labelled the relationship a "mistake".

"I was so shocked by what he said! But I'm not going to retaliate", she said. "We don't talk any more. We're not in touch at all," she added.

Ferguson recently announced details of a 2014 UK tour. The singer will play ten shows across the country in March.

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One Direction songwriter Julian Bunetta talks recording 'You & I'

So we've had One Direction's (fastest-selling UK album of 2013) Midnight Memories in our lives for about a week now, and choosing a favourite track is pretty much like choosing our favourite Liam Payne hairstyle 2001-2013. Basically, it's impossible.

But one tune we *do* keep going back to approximately 284 times a day is You & I, and now 1D's songwriter pal Julian Bunetta has spilled loads of goss about recording the epic emosh-athon *and*

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A Tribute to Paul Walker's Charity Efforts

On Saturday November 3oth the world heard the unfortunate news that 40-year old actor Paul Walker died in a car crash. Walker is best known for the hugely popular action film series The Fast and the Furious. Seeing that his tragic death happened during one of his charity events, and knowing the fact that he was so deeply involved in charity organizations of all kinds, I have decided to put together a tribute to his works that will hopefully remind us all of what’s really important and perhaps inspire us to get involved the way Paul did.

Reach Out World Wide (ROWW)

“ROWW is a network of professionals with first responder skill-sets who augment local expertise when natural disasters strike in order to accelerate relief efforts.” It was one of ROWW’s events to benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan that Paul Walker was attending on Saturday. Actor/producer Walker is actually the founding member of the organization, which he started in 2010 in order to bridge the gap between the availability of skilled resources and the requirement for such personnel in post-disaster situations. ROWW has been involved in relief efforts for both tsunamis and earthquakes internationally, as well as tornadoes here in the US. If you visit their website you can learn more about the organization as well as find out how to volunteer and donate
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Joe Jonas: My Life as a Jonas Brother (~the almost PG13 version)


Being a part of (DIsney) comes with certain expectations. Not overtly, but there was a subtle vibe. We were working with Disney in 2007 when the Vanessa Hudgens nude-photo scandal happened. We heard that she had to be in the Disney offices for a whole day because they were trying to figure out how to keep her on lockdown. We’d hear execs talking about it, and they would tell us that they were so proud of us for not making the same mistakes, which made us feel like we couldn’t ever mess up. We didn’t want to disappoint anyone—our parents, our fans, our employers—so we put incredible pressure on ourselves, the kind of pressure that no teenager should be under.

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Justin Bieber: Shirtless Skateboarding in Sydney Skate Park


Justin Bieber shows off his toned shirtless body while having some fun with buddies at the Waterloo Skate Park on Sunday (December 1) in Sydney, Australia.

The 19-year-old singer was spotted out and about for the first time with his new tattoo on his left shoulder. Looks like he is trying to finish up his first full sleeve!

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'Walking Dead' Star Andrew Lincoln: The Most Controversial Episode We've Ever Done is Still to Come

And it comes down to this: Eight episodes of new zombie threats, an infection that threatened to wipe out the entire prison group, and a bitter rivalry with the Governor comes to a head in the "Walking Dead" midseason finale.
Series star Andrew Lincoln, who finished filming Season 4 last weekend and is back home in London reading movie scripts before he heads back to begin Season 5, talked to Yahoo TV on Thanksgiving eve about this season’s unique storytelling formats, and what promises to be a shocking and sad midseason finale.
He also hints that the second half of the season, which premieres in February, is even more of a departure from storytelling of the past, and teases that it features an episode he considers the series’ most controversial ever.

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Ready for the end of this Governor storyline + the rise of Activia Queen Carol.


For Paul Walker, family was key to his legacy

In one of his last interviews, late actor talked of character moments and 'celebrating our victories.'

His life on screen in Fast & Furious films often bled into his off-screen existence, and Paul Walker embraced every minute of it.

Walker, who died in a car accident on Saturday at the age of 40, spent five movies playing former cop Brian O'Conner to Vin Diesel's racing street tough Dom Toretto, and they became such signature roles for them both that Fast fans would often ask Walker how Dom — not how Vin — was doing.

"I get that a lot," Walker said Monday from the Atlanta set of Fast & Furious 7 in one of his last interviews. "I'm Brian a lot more than I'm Paul Walker, which is awesome. When I hear, 'Hey Paul Walker!' my hair stands up on the back of my neck. It's uncomfortable. But when I hear 'It's Brian!' it's cool. I like Brian."

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First Pics of Zefron After Breaking His Jaw

Zac Efron may have broken his jaw earlier this month, but the injury hasn't affected his good looks! In these exclusive pictures, Zac is seen stepping out in LA for the first time since news broke of his facial damage, which resulted in stitches and his mouth being wired shut. He may still be on the mend, though, since he was spotted carrying a towel and an ice pack while heading to his car. It seems Zac is also still sticking with liquids since he was drinking a green juice, after Adam Shankman revealed that he'd been at Zac's house helping him drink soup through a straw following the incident.

It's been a rough few months for Zac, who completed a stint in rehab in September, but things are already starting to look up. He's got That Awkward Moment hitting theaters in January, and the funny movie posters were just released last week. Zac also celebrated hitting 7 million Twitter followers and 1 million followers on Instagram.

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This is some Gaga broken hip hmmmTness. I was expecting Kanye Through-The-Wire amounts of damage by the way his injuries were described.  Blessed by the surgical gods I guess.
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Benedict Cumberbatch and Madonna meet, make fun of each others' names

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch reveals why he struggles to find love
Finding Mrs Right is not so elementary for Benedict Cumberbatch – as possible suitors thinks he’s too posh or too much like Sherlock Holmes.
Despite being recently voted the world’s sexiest actor by film fans, Cumberbatch revealed even pop queen Madonna found him a bit odd when they met.

Explaining why he seems to be unlucky in love, the 37-year-old said: ‘It is harder [meeting women], because people think they know more about you than they actually do.

‘And you can’t control that… you can’t control perceptions of you.’

Recalling his run-in with the Madonna, 55, the Star Trek actor quipped: ‘She said, “You’re the one with the strange name”. I said, “Yes, I am, Madonna”.

But he said he had little time for people who only see his oddities.

‘All the posh-baiting that goes on… it’s so predictable, so domestic, so dumb.

‘I’m an upper middle-class kid. I know that’s counted as posh, but then I know people who I would call posh, and I don’t talk like them,’ he told GQ magazine.

While he is best known for his lead role in BBC1’s Sherlock, which will return to our screens for a third series on January 1, Cumberbatch insisted he was no ‘one trick pony’.
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The Original 'Sound of Music' Sings Once More

During rehearsals for NBC's upcoming live broadcast of The Sound of Music, veteran stage and screen producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan settle down in a playroom provided for the young actors cast as the von Trapp children. Surrounded by toys and books, the longtime collaborators offer a few clarifications about their latest project.

First and foremost: "We are not doing a remake of the movie," Meron says, referring to the beloved 1965 adaptation starring Julie Andrews as the children's caretaker and eventual stepmother, Maria, and Christopher Plummer as Captain von Trapp. "We would never do a remake, because there's no reason to — the movie is perfect."

Rather, they are presenting the original Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, which premiered on Broadway in 1959 — but in this case, "not on a Broadway stage, or in front of an audience," Zadan notes.

Meron smiles at this. "All of us — the cast, the designers, the directors — have been hit up for tickets."

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The Sound of Music Live! airs Thursday, December 5 at 8pm on NBC!

William Hague and Angelina Jolie to lead talks on ending sexual violence in warzones

“Justice and respect”: Angelina Jolie and William Hague are to co-chair a global summit of 137 countries in London next year

A global summit will be held in London next year to demand “justice and respect” for victims of wartime rape, William Hague announced today.

The Foreign Secretary will co-chair the event with Angelina Jolie, the Hollywood actress who has campaigned with him against sexual violence, in her role as a UN special envoy for refugees.

The summit will be attended by representatives from 137 countries which have signed a British-led declaration that rape in conflict zones will never again be shrugged off for the sake of peace deals.

“We intend it to be the largest summit ever staged on this issue,” Mr Hague said. “We want to bring the world to a point of no return, creating irreversible momentum towards ending warzone rape and sexual violence worldwide.”

He paid tribute to Ms Jolie for helping to put the issue on the global agenda. “The United Kingdom has a seat at all the world’s top tables of diplomacy —but this cannot be tackled by governments alone.

“We have to change attitudes worldwide, and her role is indispensable.”

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Judges well up as 'world class' Sam Bailey sings for her children + X Factor Live Discussion

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Singing sensation Sam Bailey brought tears to the eyes of the X Factor judges as she performed a song on last night's show which reminded her of her children.

The Leicestershire mum’s emotional performance of Emeli Sande's Clown for the ITV talent show’s quarter final followed her equally stunning rendition of Whitney Houston's hit How Will I Know? earlier in the programme.

Before singing the song made famous by her “hero” Whitney, Sam said she was “missing her family routine”, but she added: “I just have to put things into perspective and think how lucky I am.

“I have to pinch myself every day, it’s amazing.
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Paul Walker: Finally had "his time" with daughter, F&F costars react to the news & share memories

Paul Walker Biggest Tragedy: Finally Had ‘His Time’ With Daughter Meadow
Paul was developing a touching bond with his teenage daughter after she recently moved in with him. learned that not only is Paul’s family still in shock over their tremendous loss, they are absolutely heartbroken that ‘his time’ with his daughter was cut short.

Paul Walker‘s tragic Nov. 30 death is especially heartbreaking since his 15-year-old daughter, Meadow Walker, had just moved in to his California home from her mother Rebecca McBrain‘s home. Paul had always been a big part of Meadow’s life, but a special father-daughter relationship was budding between the two when they were together full-time. As his family grieves his untimely death, learned that they also mourn the tragedy that Paul finally felt he was getting the extra time with his girl he always wanted.
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First On Set Pictures of Jamie Dornan Filming 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Jamie Dornan looks super dapper during the first day on set for his upcoming film Fifty Shades of Grey on Sunday (December 1) in Vancouver, Canada.

These are the first on-set pics of the 31-year-old actor in his role as Christian Grey – we can't wait to see this film!

Also starring in the flick are Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, as well as Eloise Mumford, Luke Grimes, Jennifer Ehle, Victor Rasuk, and many more. Be sure to check out the movie on February 13, 2015.

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America still can't accept Gaga's bisexuality

America still can’t accept Lady Gaga’s bisexuality — or anybody else’s

Ongoing doubts about the singer's orientation are just one example of the entrenched biphobia of American culture

How many times does Lady Gaga need to come out to us? Gaga first opened up to Barbara Walters about her sexuality in 2009, revealing that “Poker Face” was written about her attraction to women. According to Gaga, she’s had sex with both men and women, and in a recent interview with Andy Cohen, she joked about “taking a few dips in the lady pond.” As a queer person, Lady Gaga gets to define her sexuality however she chooses, and she’s repeatedly labeled herself as bisexual.

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ONTD, Is your culture/country bi-phobic?


One Direction score fastest selling album of their career with Midnight Memories

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One Direction have gone straight in at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart today with their third full-length, Midnight Memories. In doing so, the Anglo-Irish boyband have not only scored the fastest selling artist album of 2013 so far, but also the fastest selling album of their career to date.

According to Official Charts Company’s sales data, Midnight Memories has sold more than 237,000 copies during the last seven days, beating the first week tallies of 2011’s Up All Night (139,000 copies week one) and 2012’s Take Me Home (155,000 copies).

Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne’s third full-length is also the fastest selling artist album of 2013 so far, overtaking the previous record holder, Random Access Memories by Daft Punk, which sold 165,000 copies during its first week sale in the UK back in May.

Comments Official Charts Company’s Chief Executive, Martin Talbot: “It is a fantastic first week for One Direction, whose album is not just the fastest seller of the year - but is also the first artist title to sell more than 200,000 copies in a week since Michael Buble‘s Christmas album in December, 2011. The success really does send a signal that the festive season is almost with us - and means 1D are now real contenders to claim the biggest album of the year.”

Gary Barlow is new in at Number 2 today with his long awaited solo album, Since I Saw You Last. While the Take That main man might not have had the pleasure of replacing his band mate Robbie Williams’ latest album, Swings Both Ways, at the top of the Official Albums Chart today, he can claim a bigger first week sales figure than his co-worker. Robbie (who falls two places to Number 3 today) opened on sales of more then 109,000 copies last week, while Gary has clocked up just over 116,000 sales this week.

This week’s Top 5 is completed by Olly Murs’ Right Place, Right Time (which soars 92 places to Number 4 following the release of a special edition version of the former chart-topping album), and Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (5).
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Meanwhile In Happy Walking Dead (Game) News: Season 2 Sees Return Of A Familiar Face

After reviewing the bridge DLC between The Walking Dead Season 1 and 2, titled “400 Days,” there were two major questions I and many had for Telltale Games going forward. 1) How did they plan on making all the decisions matter? 2) Did they plan on bringing back more of Season 1′s remaining characters into the story of Season 2?

All of this will be revealed when Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead Season 2 finally kicks off with Episode 1, which might be as early as sometime in December.

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Yoko Ono says being blamed for Beatles breakup is like being accused of murder


Yoko Ono compares being blamed for The Beatles breakup to being accused of murder.

“Not being appreciated for 40 years or something … It feels like I was accused of something that I didn’t do, which
was breaking up The Beatles,” she tells Elvis Mitchell in Interview magazine. “That was like being somebody who is in prison without having done anything wrong. It’s like you’re accused of murder and you’re in prison and you can’t get out. That’s why I finally came to the conclusion to use that big energy of hatred that was coming to me and turn it around into love.”

At 80, the aging performance artist seems to have more cachet than ever.

She has topped the Billboard dance club charts twice this year, has a new album with the Plastic Ono Band album, “Take Me to the Land of Hell,” and helps lead the Artists Against Fracking movement. She also has a new book, “Acorn.”

And the seeds of her past with her late husband John Lennon always seem to be sprouting up.

In 1968, Ono and Lennon planted a pair of acorns “for peace” at Coventry Cathedral. After their 1969 bed-ins, they sent acorns to heads of state around the world, hoping the recipients would plant the “living sculptures” as symbols of peace.

“A few months ago, somebody sent me some pictures of a beautiful tree that I would guess was maybe 300 years old... ,” Ono tells Mitchell. “And this guy said that when John and I talked about planting the acorns, he thought he’d do it, too, so he did it then, and the tree in the picture is actually not a very old tree. It’s about 45 years old, not 300. So I said, ‘You mean a tree gets like this in 45 years?’ In other words, the first acorns we tried to plant were stolen — you know, gone. But the concept is there. We planted the concept. So he grew the seeds within his garden. Isn’t that great?”


Kardashian Kristmas Kard - and of course its messy.

The Kardashian-Jenner crew has released their annual Christmas card!

On tonight's special episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians: a Very Merry Christmas, the E! stars revealed their highly anticipated holiday card. And we have to say, it is stunning! (OP: nope)

So, what did the family have in store this year? (Mess)

An intricate, high-fashion photo in which Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian Odom, Kourtney Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner and Bruce Jenner all strike poses in a ransacked, carnival-like room of sorts filled with dollar bills, a sparkling gold money sign, mannequins and photos of the family members, among many other things.

The whole family is dressed in black, with Kim standing on a staircase in a cleavage baring, body-hugging dress, while Khloé lounges on a chair in a sparkly black dress with Kourtney's son Mason draped in front of her. Kourtney, meanwhile, is standing near Khloé, holding her daughter Penelope, who wore a cream, flowy dress for the occasion. Kylie and Kendall strike fierce poses while standing on top of some of the dollar bills, with Kendall showing off her gorgeous gams in a high-cut dress and Kylie giving a smoldering look in back of her. Kris is in the forefront of the shot, throwing up her hands wearing black gloves and a black halter dress that shows off her legs. And Bruce is situated in a glass case wearing a suit, with the words "cashier" in the background of the glass. Although Mason and Penelope made an appearance in the family Christmas card, Kim's daughter North wasn't in the shot and neither was her fiancé Kanye West. In fact, none of the guys were in the shot except for Bruce.

Rob Kardashian, Kourtney's boyfriend Scott Disick and Khloe's husband Lamar Odom were all missing from the family photo.

The artistic Christmas card was shot by renowned photographer David LaChappelle. "I loved working with David LaChapelle," Kris told E! News exclusively. "It was amazing and it was so much fun!"

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