December 18th, 2013

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Duck Dynasty Star Phil Robertson Snubs Barbara Walters' Interview To Go Hunting


It appears there are more important things than getting interviewed by the iconic Barbara Walters following the claims that Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson decided to go hunting instead of attending an interview with the iconic newswoman.

“Tell him I have never been superseded by a duck before,” Walters quipped during the special, according to a transcript of the interview obtained by FOX411. The special will air Wednesday on ABC.

“He would rather shoot ducks than talk to us, yes?” Walters mused.

Miss Kay attempted to explain her husband’s decision to the famed interviewer.

“Oh yes. Between, uh, November and January, I told him I didn’t ever plan to die then, because, he may not be at my funeral,” she said with a laugh.

The Robertson family told Walters it isn’t the first time Phil has opted out of a big event in favor of hunting. Jessica, Jep’s wife, also spoke to Walters alongside her mother-in-law.

“Well, he missed the birth of Jase, Missy’s husband, because he was in the duck line and he wouldn’t leave…” she recalled. “And so yes, he missed the birth of his son.”

Kay jumped to her husband’s defense, explaining that he was “very young and immature” at that time.

But they won't be the only ones Barbara will be interviewing on the TV special as the legendary newswoman will sit down with the “girl on fire” Jennifer Lawrence. Meanwhile, the queen of twerking, Miley Cyrus, and power couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West also made the list.

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Bad Girls Club Chicago Cast Revealed

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This college graduate is a wild party girl with a penchant for athletes. Alex is a model and is always dressed to impress. She even has a personal stylist on-call to help her get dressed daily. If you cross her, she isn’t afraid to tell it like it is and will find a way to get revenge. She credits her trust issues, especially with women, to her rocky relationship with her father, and hopes this opportunity will allow her to build more confidence in people.

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The UK's most complained-about TV shows of 2013 are...


A Comic Relief sketch starring Rowan Atkinson as a fictional Archbishop of Canterbury is the most complained-about TV moment of the year so far.

Ofcom received 487 complaints from viewers that the monologue was offensive. It featured Atkinson comparing boy band One Direction to Jesus' disciples and claiming prayer "doesn't work".

However the regulator stated in July the sketch was not in breach of rules, saying it was justified by the context.

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CHRISTMAS HAS COME EARLY



Superstar couple Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are taking a break in their relationship after it was decided they were moving too fast, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.

The 2 Fast 2 Furious actress and The Notebook hunk haven’t officially split, but, “there was a realization before Thanksgiving that they took things way too fast and were rushing toward a marriage that neither of them particularly needed,” a source told Radar.

“They’ve decided to take a break to reevaluate their romance.”

Still, according to the source, Gosling, 33, is the one who is undecided, but “Eva wanted to have his babies.”

The movie beauty, 39, has been Gosling’s girlfriend for more than two years.

The source tells Radar that Gosling has been laying low because he’s coming off a flop movie, Only God Forgives, but he has big things planned for 2014, including the release of his directorial effort, How to Catch a Monster, co-starring Mendes.

“The real question is how Eva is going to figure into Ryan’s plans,” the source noted.

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Official The Fault In Our Stars poster



Presenting the official The Fault In Our Stars poster featuring Shailene Woodley & Ansel Elgort.

Synopsis: Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them -- and us – on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love.

Tears will flow in theaters during the release of The Fault In Our Stars on June 6, 2014.

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Male supermodel James Franco filming for Ford Commercial


He’s lusted after by millions around the world so these news pictures of James Franco are sure to cause a stir.

The multi-talented supermodel handsome star was filming a Ford commercial in Los Angeles on Tuesday wearing a dapper dark suit and holding a white rose as he swooped around on a harness.

Franco, 35, looked every inch the gorgeous movie star as he floated on the wires, although what that has to do with Ford motors is anyone’s guess.

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Paul Bäumer of Bingo Players Passes Away After Battle With Cancer



Maarten Hoogstraten, the second half of Bingo Players posted this on the group's facebook today:

Dear All,
I’m deeply saddened to tell you that Paul passed away last night after his battle with cancer. He fought strongly until the end.

We want to thank you all for your support over the past few months.

Needless to say, all upcoming shows for the rest of this year have been cancelled as we’re going through this loss with family and friends. We’ll post a longer update shortly with more information as well.

Paul, we will miss you.
- Maarten





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RIP :( so sad one of my favorite sets i've ever been to

TM2: Jenelle's Secret Pregnancy.



Just when we thought we knew everything about the ladies from Teen Mom 2, MTV goes and drops multiple major bombshells in the fifth season trailer. As per usual, the arguably biggest shocker came from Jenelle Evans.

“It would be selfish to Jace if I had another child. I decided that I am going to get an abortion.”

Based on the beach background and short sleeves, it was pretty obvious Jenelle wasn’t talking about the pregnancy that ended in January 2013. But, just to be sure, I looked back at area temperatures from the week Jenelle supposedly suffered a miscarriage and did confirm a cold front held the high temperatures below 50 degrees.

So, when did Jenelle Evans get an abortion? And whose baby was she carrying?

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Monaco Has A New Royal Baby!



Charlotte Casiraghi has given birth to her own little prince, named Raphael, says the palace in the principality. Casiraghi, 27, and her boyfriend, actor-comedian Gad Elmaleh, 42, released a statement that Raphael was born in Monaco Tuesday. Sources tell PEOPLE the birth was around 9 p.m.

In a surprise "tickle," as one source put it, the palace communiquéé added that "grandmothers are doing well."

The baby is the second great-grandson of the late Princess Grace and the second grandson of Princess Caroline – after Andrea Casiraghi's son Sasha.

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A Monaco palace source explains that the line about the grandmas was a "little joke from the parents." In case anyone is wondering, mother and baby are doing well, too. "Everyone is very happy here. It is good news," the source tells PEOPLE.

It is the first child for equestrian and Gucci model Casiraghi and a second for Elmaleh, who is father to son Noé. The couple met via mutual friends two years ago. Princess Caroline "gets my jokes," Elmaleh told PEOPLE earlier this year.

Clearly thrilled about the impending birth, he added: "There's lots of joy and excitement. I'm at a certain point in my life where building a family is very important."

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Homelessness to Stardom: The Redemption of Taylor Kitsch

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The actor will not go quietly into the night. The star of ‘Friday Night Lights’ has endured sleeping on the subways of New York City and blockbuster bombs. Now he’s back as a Navy SEAL in ‘Lone Survivor.’ He opens up about his crazy road to Tinseltown.
Hidden intensity. That’s how filmmaker Peter Berg describes his discovery—and cinematic muse—Taylor Kitsch.

The 32-year-old Canadian actor has made a career out of playing the brooding, tortured hero, be it as football stud Tim Riggins during the first few seasons of television’s Friday Night Lights, which played out like Cain and Abel lite, or as a former Navy SEAL-turned-marijuana baron suffering from PTSD in Savages. It’s this quality, compounded by high cheekbones, a model bod, and steely gaze—that propelled Kitsch to “next big thing” status. In 2010, he was named to The Hollywood Reporter’s annual ‘Hollywood A-List Redefined’—a coterie of talented young actors that the movie industry was pushing towards stardom. The leading-man roles followed in the back-to-back 2012 blockbusters John Carter and Battleship. Both films came with heavy price tags—$250 million and $210 million, respectively—and both suffered from awful pre-release buzz. It was all but inevitable that they’d tank at the box office, and when they did, the blame seemed to be placed squarely on Kitsch’s broad shoulders. “Is Taylor Kitsch’s Blockbuster Movie Career Already Over?” asked Gawker. “Is Taylor Kitsch box office poison?” wrote Yahoo!

“It was disappointing,” says Kitsch, of the films’ receptions. “We’re storytellers and you want people to enjoy it, and not be jaded before they even fuckin’ go into a movie. There are all these preconceived things nowadays about movies, which is total bullshit.”

But the reports of Kitsch’s career death have been greatly exaggerated. In Lone Survivor, in theaters Christmas Day, he delivers a gripping turn as Lt. Michael P. Murphy, the fearless leader of an elite group of Navy SEAL snipers who were deployed to the hills of Afghanistan in 2005 to kill a suspected Taliban leader. “Murph,” along with fellow snipers Danny Dietz (Emile Hirsch), Matthew Axelson (Ben Foster), and Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg), find themselves caught behind enemy lines, surrounded on all sides by enemy combatants. The film is written and directed by Berg—who wrote the part for Kitsch—and adapted from Luttrell’s nonfiction tome of the same name.

To prepare for the role of Murph, Kitsch gave it his all. He spent considerable time with Luttrell and Murph’s friends and colleagues, learning of the late soldier’s “dry sense of humor” and leadership qualities. He went out drinking with SEALs, and admits they all drank him under the table. He also put on over 20 pounds of muscle doing an exercise dubbed “The Murph.”

“It’s no joke,” he says with a chuckle. “It’s all for time, no breaks: a one-mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 sit-ups, and another mile—with a weighted vest. I’d do that a few times a week, and then do 3-5 mile trail runs with a weighted backpack.”

“Taylor got huge,” adds Wahlberg. “He’s a really dedicated actor.”

In person, Kitsch is a lot more laid back than the badasses he plays onscreen. It’s a chilly New York afternoon, and when I meet him, he’s got a big, demented smile on his face.

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Tyler Posey & the Carver twins: 'Reflect it Back' Social Good Calendar!



Tyler Posey and Colton Haynes get silly with their friends in this promo shot for their new social good calendar for Reflect it Back!

The former Teen Wolf buddies were joined by some of our other favorites, including their co-stars Max and Charlie Carver, and Tyler Hoechlin, as well as Enlisted‘s Parker Young, Vampire Diaries‘ actor Kendrick Sampson, and Twisted‘s Chris Zylka.

The calendar was shot by famed photographer Doug Inglish, with proceeds benefiting those with Cystic Fibrosis.

Be sure to pick up your copy now!
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In Praise Of Older Men: The 15 Hottest Male Celebrities Over 50

Brad Pitt turns the big 5-0 today and is still a total dreamboat. We took stock of our male-celebrity fantasy index and realized the 12 Years a Slave star isn’t alone: A number of other notable hotties are in their sixth decade (or later) and still getting us fired up.

Check out our list of hot male celebrities over 50, then share your own picks in the comments section below.


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10 (But really only 5) Sexiest Male Country Stars of 2013

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Why He's Sexy
: It's obvious that he's got that whole tall, dark and handsome thing going on, but it's Tim McGraw's tender love for his wife Faith Hill and their three daughters that makes him one of the hottest country singers around. This sex appeal is only intensified when you listen to his heartfelt hits like 'Don't Take the Girl,' 'Just to See You Smile' and 'My Little Girl.' Plus, even though the years keep passing by, nothing seems to age McGraw's chiseled jaw line and rockstar abs. At 46, he just keeps getting better with age -- we can't imagine how handsome he'll be at 60! Sexy seniors, anyone?

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Lorde: "I’m a hugely sex-positive person and I have nothing against anyone getting naked"


PRAISE THE LORDE!
A PRECOCIOUS TEEN SONGSTRESS AND SELF-PROCLAIMED WEIRDO, LORDE HAS SKYROCKETED TO INTERNATIONAL STARDOM. WHILE SHE MAY BE THE VOICE OF A NEW GENERATION, BACK HOME SHE'S STILL THE GIRL WHO JUST GOT HER OWN BEDROOM
Ella Yelich-O’Connor may be the coolest 17-year-old in the world, though she would never admit it. Better known by her stage name, Lorde, which comes from a long-standing fascination with opulence, the young New Zealander who took the world by storm last year with her standout debut single, “Royals,” still can’t quite believe the level of her celebrity.

“It’s pretty mental, really. I made this music in New Zealand at 15 years old with my producer, who was 28—just these two random losers, really. Now all these people like it, and they care about what I have to say, which is nice, because I’m the weirdo for sure. For the most part, people have been really supportive. I feel very grateful.
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Watch Ellen, Julia Roberts, and Julia Louis Dreyfus be HILARIOUS doing crafts with Martha Stewart

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First look at the physical edition of "BEYONCÉ"



Physical copies of Beyoncé's latest album were recently put up for sale at the singer's online store. No release date is listed, with the pre-order simply inviting buyers to "be the first to receive the ground-breaking new album by Beyoncé." Each CD/DVD combo will set you back $16 - the same price as the digital release.

ETA: The link to buy the album now directs to a 404, the album is similarly no longer listed for sale on the Beyonce online store.

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Shakira's to release new single in January!


A new album is set to follow in early 2014.
Shakira’s first single from her upcoming studio album will be released in January, Sony Music Entertainment has announced.
The album, the superstar’s first on Sony label RCA, is set for an early 2014 release. Shakira has said in interviews that the new recording, her first since 2010’s “Sale el Sol,” is dedicated to Spanish soccer player Gerard Piqué, her partner and the father of her son Milan.
The title of the single and the album are currently unknown -- though Shakira confirmed on Twitter Dec. 8 that she has shot a video for the song with director Joseph Kahn (Mariah Carey and Miguel's "#Beautiful," Eminem & Rihanna's "Love the Way You Lie").
Though it's currently unconfirmed, the new album is also rumored to have a duet with Rihanna.
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FINALLY!
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Stars Slated to Attend Opening Night of the Best Selling Show in Vegas & Britney's Surprise


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Celebrities are lining up to get a piece of the Legendary Ms. Britney Spears.
Sources tell me celebs will be flocking to the opening of the pop star's new Las Vegas show, Britney Spears: Piece of Me, on Dec. 27, at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
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The Best and Worst Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies of 2013



This was a good year to argue about movies. A lot of films inspired powerful reactions, either positive or negative, among audiences. Some of 2013's movies are destined to be among our all-time favorites, while others will be reviled forever. Here are the 10 best and 10 worst science fiction and fantasy movies of 2013.

In particular, 2013 will remembered as the year Steven Spielberg predicted the death of the blockbuster movie, and people took it seriously. Because this past summer was a discouraging year for fans of huge-budget spectacles: It felt as though we were living in the aftermath of another writer's strike. We could have populated our list of the year's worst genre movies just with summer franchise films. (Unlike the summers of 2011 and 2012, when there were way more big pictures that were either good or great.)

So here are our picks for best and worst movies, which we arrived at after lots and lots of heated debate of our own:

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3 Days to Kill trailer with Kevin Costner and Amber Heard



Move over Liam Neeson, there’s new older leading male actor ready to slum it in a modestly budgeted Euro thriller produced and co-written by Luc Besson: Kevin Costner. That’s right, Superman’s Dad is ready to rumble abroad and the first trailer for “3 Days To Kill” is here to show off what he’s up to. Co-starring Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld and Connie Nielsen, and directed by McG, the film finds Costner playing an elite government hitman who quits his day job after he learns that he has a terminal disease, and decides to try and build a relationship with his estranged wife and daughter. But when his agency offers him an experimental, potentially life-saving drug in exchange for one last mission, he takes the gig, pitting him against a ruthless terrorist. Insert: special set of skills etc. “3 Days To Kill” opens next year.

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Another (probably) crappy movie I will rent for Amber.
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The 3 Black Female Comedians in the Running For the 'SNL' Cast Spot

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The rumors were true. Saturday Night Live held secret auditions to cast a black comedienne.

When SNL premiered on Sept. 28, fans were dismayed to find that of the six new cast members added to the 39th season of the show, none were black women. This year marks the sixth year SNL has lacked a black comedienne. In the show's 38-year history, there have been only four black female cast members.

Media backlash against the lack of diversity on the show seems to have lit a fire under SNL producer Lorne Michaels, and the show is now, albeit quietly, casting for a black female cast member. According to the New York Daily News, there are three finalists in the search.

Why all three of them can't be cast is beyond us, but expect to see one of these funny ladies much, much more often.

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Lostprophets' Ian Watkins sentenced to 35 years over child sex offences

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Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has been sentenced to 35 years for child sex offences including the attempted rape of a baby.

Watkins, 36, from Pontypridd, pleaded guilty to 13 child sex offences at Cardiff Crown Court in November.

On Wednesday, the court heard he was "deeply deeply sorry" and "belatedly realised the gravity of what happened..

But Mr Justice Royce said the case broke "new ground" and "plunged into new depths of depravity".

Watkins, who will serve 29 years in jail, was sentenced alongside two women, mothers of the abused children, known as Woman A and Woman B, who also pleaded guilty to child abuse charges at a hearing in November.

Woman A was jailed for 14-and-a-half years and Woman B was sentenced to 17 years in prison.

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So glad he got a decent amount of years, he's a monster and I hope he never makes it out.
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Ian Watkins describes his child sex abuse as 'megalolz'

The paedophile singer said he wanted to release a statement saying 'I don't know what everyone is getting so freaked about'

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Disgraced Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins described his child sex abuse as 'megalolz' even as he sat in prison.

After admitting abusing children, including babies, in court the paedophile added: "I don't know what everyone is getting worked up about."

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Boy George: Madonna should take a break for a few years



Is Boy George having another identity crisis?
In the past he bashed Madonna, then apologised and even praised her, but now he got some bad things to say about her… again!

He talked with French gay magazine Têtu about the upcoming Culture Club reunion.
Here’s a translation by Madonnarama about the Madonna part…

I’ve never been willing to sacrifice myself for the latest trends. It’s never been my thing. [Madonna and Kylie Minogue] try to cling to their pop crowns at all cost and even go as far as denying who they really are.
It’s better to take a break for a few years than denying who you really are, just for fame!

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BEYONCE officially hits 1 MILLION sales on iTunes alone



The good news keeps coming for Mrs. Carter: Apple and Columbia records tell The Huffington Post that Beyonce's self-titled album has sold over 1 million copies in the worldwide iTunes Store.

The millionth sale came around 11:15 am PST on Wednesday, a source with knowledge of the matter told HuffPost.

The RIAA has yet to certify the album platinum, though that's expected to happen soon.

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Please focus on the Queen without baiting at the other pop divas, plz :) Also the physical album is available at FYE today.
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Joaquin Phoenix being eyed by WB to maybe play Lex Luthor


After already reaping notice for his performance in “Her,” Joaquin Phoenix could be working with Warner Bros. again on the studio’s biggest property.

Sources tell Variety that the studio wants the Oscar-winning actor for a role in the upcoming untitled Batman-Superman pic. However, it’s very early in the process and even if Warners offers Phoenix a role, it’s not clear he would accept as the actor has steered clear of big-budget pics in the past few years, leaning towards movies with a more prestige feel.

Phoenix is also weighing an offer on the Gus Van Sant pic “Sea of Trees” and is believed to still be considering that offer as well.

Though sources couldn’t confirm what the role is, it’s believed to be for the main antagonist, which is likely to be Lex Luthor. Names like Jason Momoa and Callan Mulvey have been linked to the film but even if those actors are cast, sources are saying that they wouldn’t play the main villain, and that Warners has always wanted someone who would be a slam dunk in the role.

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Book Post? New indie publisher launches Kickstarter to fund books by fanfiction authors



A new indie publisher is seeking to fund three books by fanfiction authors using Kickstarter.

Big Bang Press is a brand new publisher hoping to fund their first three books through a Kickstarter campaign. The twist? The three books they are launching with are all original stories by fanfiction authors and will feature artwork by fan artists.

The first three titles are A Hero at the End of the World by Erin Claiborne (a satirical Young Adult novel), Juniper Lane by Kady Morrison (a New Adult lesbian romance) and Savage Creatures by Natalie Wilkinson (a fantasy and psychological thriller). The first three chapters of each novel are available on the Big Bang Press website.

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ontd, would you read the original work of a fanfic writer?

Elle Fanning short film on horrors of bulimia may be too much for victims



A haunting new short film featuring Elle Fanning accurately captures the aching sadness of life with an eating disorder, experts say. But as powerful as the message is, those currently suffering from disordered eating should probably avoid its graphic images.

Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto made the eight-minute film, called “The Likeness,” with his 19-year-old daughter, Ximena, who became anorexic in her early teens. Prieto’s work includes award-winning films like “Brokeback Mountain,” “Argo,” and the forthcoming “The Wolf of Wall Street,” yet he says this short film is as important to him as any of those acclaimed full-length features. He was first approached by Candescent Films to create it as part of a series of shorts with a social message.

In the first third of the film, the viewer follows the camera through a dark and disturbing house party: In one room, a naked body, partially covered by a thin sheet, is sprawled over a small table. In another, a brunette in her underwear lies still on the floor; next to her, a naked woman is crouched over to fit into a drawer, her eyes staring blankly ahead. Later, an orderly helps a unresponsive young woman stagger down a hallway.

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Niall's mother went without over the festive period so Niall and his brother could have all the gifts they'd hoped for.

The festive season is a special time when magical things happen to warm your heart.

And Niall Horan's mother has told a special tale of many a Christmas past which shows just how much love she has for her One Direction star son.

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Britney surprises fan with tea and crumpets dear!

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Surprise, surprise... it’s pop star Britney Spears working as a waitress.

Dressed in a smart uniform, she tiptoed into the sedate tea rooms of London’s Savoy Hotel as a special treat for fan James Colbourn, 27.

ITV’s Surprise Surprise host Holly Willoughby, 32, arranged for the Everytime singer to meet James, from Ipswich, after his sister Sadie nominated him for his unfailing support since she gave birth to twins George and Riley at just 26 weeks.

A year later they were diagnosed with cerebral palsy and James has supported her “every step of the way,” Sadie, 23, wrote.

“He gave up his spare time and cared for the boys as if they were his own - I could not have done it without him,” she tells the show.

The Christmas special, which also stars Olly Murs, shows James gasp with excitement as he spots Britney pretending to be a waitress tip-toeing towards them.

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Paul Rudd is Ant-Man



After months of speculation, Paul Rudd has landed the lead in Marvel’s “Ant-Man” and is now in negotiations to play Hank Pym, multiple sources have told TheWrap.

Representatives for Marvel and Rudd had no comment.

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I know everyone prematurely hates this project, but I have lots of faith in Wright and before you ask, "Who the hell cares about Ant Man" go bombard Wright's twitter or something because this is a dream project he's pushed for years. Now I wonder if that rumor about Rashida Jones is true

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Hugh Jackman In Talks to play Blackbeard in ‘Pan’


Hugh Jackman is in negotiations to play the villainous pirate Blackbeard in Warner Bros.’ forthcoming Peter Pan origin film “Pan.”

Joe Wright is directing the adventure tale from a script by Jason Fuchs.

WB had gone to Javier Bardem for the role but the actor passed and the studio pursued Jackman shortly after that.

Jackman had been in discussions for a handful of films before committing to “Pan” including the antagonist in Warner Bros. “The Incredible Mr. Limpet” remake.

The origin story revolves around an orphan who is taken to the magical world of Neverland where he becomes a hero to the natives and leads a revolt against the evil pirates.

The idea is that Blackbeard is the film’s main antagonist while Hook would serve as Pan’s close ally before turning bad. Ryan Gosling was someone the studio had looked at among others for the part.

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The Battle For Snowpiercer Gets Uglier - Lawyers Now Involved


The Weinsteins Are Demanding Huge Cuts And Voiceovers Before They’ll Release ‘Snowpiercer’

Snowpiercer, the latest movie from Bong Joon-ho (Korean director of acclaimed cult classics like The Host and Mother) has been picking up stellar reviews and impressive box office receipts wherever it’s been released. Unfortunately North America is not on the list of places Snowpiercer has been released, and that may not change anytime soon if something doesn’t give.

The Weinstein Company owns the North American rights to Snowpiercer and they want to make changes to the film to make it more palatable to the unwashed American masses, but Bong Joon-ho is resisting. What kind of changes are we talking about?

Well, for one the Weinsteins want to lop 25-minutes off the movie, and it’s not like the movie is three hours long to begin with (it’s a little under two). Basically the cuts would eliminate any sort of character development or nuance. They also want to cover the movie with explanatory voiceovers, possibly written by Neil Gaiman (although you’d kind of hope Gaiman would respond with, “Oh, just give it up Harvey” if asked).

Even more frustrating, the Weinstein company is actively blocking people in North America from seeing the original version of the film — Bong Joon-ho’s production company has sent his version of the film to various North American film festivals, but the Weinsteins have forbidden them from even looking at it. Lawyers from both sides are now involved, which is never a good thing.

The saddest part of all of this, is how unnecessary it all is. Snowpiercer isn’t an impenetrable subtitled art film. It’s a Hunger Games-esque, Haves vs. Have-nots action movie starring Captain America that’s mostly in English. Unfortunately give the Weinsteins an inch and they’ll cut a mile.


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Snowpiercer's been out for a while here in France and I can confirm what the author is saying. It's a fairly smart movie, but it's far from obscure and has no pacing problem.
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Whatever Happened to Kel From Kenan & Kel—as Explained by Kel

Kel Mitchell, the former Nickelodeon teen star who headlined Kenan & Kel with Kenan Thompson, died in 2006. According to the Internet, that is: Back in the pre-Twitter era, an email originating from MySpace was sent around from what was probably Hotmail inbox to Hotmail inbox, circulating the news that Mitchell had passed away at the age of 27.

Since then, of course, it has come to light that Mitchell is alive and well; he makes his presence known through various social media sites and the sporadic press appearance. Mitchell just hasn’t worked with his former co-star—who’s been a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live for 10 years—since their seminal show ended in 2000. Reports quote Mitchell as saying Thompson wants nothing to do with him anymore, but that hasn't stopped online GIF-compiling campaigns from attempting to reunite the beloved duo.

But besides these suggestions of a falling-out with Thompson, little has been reported at all about Mitchell’s life in the past decade—a startlingly different story from his former costar, whose work on SNL gets watched and shared by millions almost every weekend (Thompson went viral yet again this week). Mitchell's disappearance from the public eye has remained a mystery, causing fans and Internet rumor-mongers alike to ask, Whatever happened to Kel from Kenan & Kel?

So I decided to ask Kel Mitchell directly. He spoke to me on the phone from Los Angeles, where he lives.

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Two of the best Eurovision contestants Sirusho and Sakis release song together

When two successful Eurovision artists decide to cooperate, it's always a very special moment. This one is no exception: Sirusho, one of the most famous artists in Armenia, and Sakis Rouvas, one of Greece's superstars, recently recorded their song See together. You can already watch a teaser video the music video on Youtube:



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Dave Grohl + Krist Novoselic React to Nirvana’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction


As announced late last night, Nirvana have been voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This was the first year that the iconic grunge band was eligible for a nomination, and along with Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens, Nirvana will be immortalized at the Hall’s 2014 induction ceremony. In response, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and drummer Dave Grohl have responded to the honor.

Back in October, we learned that Nirvana were nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the general feeling was that Nirvana’s induction was bound to happen. Nirvana’s sophomore release, ‘Nevermind,’ is arguably the most impactful record of the last 25 years, beginning the grunge movement and selling over 30 million copies worldwide. Nirvana’s music has remained timeless, as young music fans continue to discover the Seattle group to this day.

“For once… I’m speechless,” says Dave Grohl of Nirvana’s induction. ”From the basements, to the dingy clubs, to the broken down vans, to… the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I’d like to thank the committee not only for this induction, but also for recognizing Nirvana for what we were: pure rock and roll. Most of all, thank you to all of the fans that have supported rock and roll throughout the years, and to Kurt and Krist, without whom I would not be here today.”

Krist Novoselic adds, “This is a great honor. Thank you to the people who nominated and voted for us. Thank you most of all to Kurt Cobain. And to everyone who’s kept Rock music going strong for 60 years and counting.”

The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on April 10. Tickets for the event going on sale in January.
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In Case You Didn't Know: Google’s Location History Browser Is A Minute-By-Minute Map Of Your Life


Quick! Where were you last Tuesday at 6:35 PM?

If you’re anything like me, your answer is probably along the lines of “I… have absolutely no idea.” Most people’s brains just don’t work that way.

But odds are, Google knows. They probably know where you’ve been most other days, too. And they’ll happily show you, letting you relive your life one step at a time.

If you carry any Google-filled gear (like, say, an Android phone or tablet), there was a prompt during the initial setup that asked if Google could transmit your location data back to the mothership. This is that data. You know how Google Now can auto-magically figure out where you work and warn you about traffic? This is the data that makes that possible (or at least a good chunk of it.)

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I expected to see something but apparently I never gave them access (kinda glad).
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Bad Christmas presents post.



"‘My brothers got £5, I got £2.50…’ and other celebrity Christmas gift nightmares"

The Christmas shopping season is in full swing, which means disappointment is on the cards for many of us come December 25.

Yes, by the time we’re out of our teenage years, the thrill of opening our gifts on Christmas morning is replaced by wondering how quickly we can take our haul of ill-considered, slapdash, stocking-filler rubbish to the charity shop.

But it’s the thought that counts and ingratitude is an ugly thing – so even a pound-shop knife set, Tasmanian Devil inflatable soap dish or light-up, musical, revolving, plastic orchid in a case (all presents once opened in my house) must be greeted with a cheery smile. You can always follow the example of these celebrities and moan about it to other people later.

The X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger
One of my aunts gave me a broken Christmas ornament. My mom told me off for complaining about it. She said: ‘Nicole, that’s not very nice, it’s the thought that counts.’ It was a sled that was supposed to have a Santa Claus on it but he was missing. It wasn’t cool. What sort of kid wants a Christmas ornament as a present anyway?

Singer Leona Lewis
I get random stuff from my aunties, who still think I’m a teenage girl. They’ll give me books aimed at teenagers or random make-up that’s totally not my colour. It’s a bit bizarre as they obviously still see me as a 13-year-old. I got those Point Horror books last year. I always pretend I love them, which gets me in trouble. Maybe I need to start saying: ‘It’s time to stop sending me the Twilight books and time to start getting me better reading material.’

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Roger Waters Angers Jewish Leaders By Comparing Israel To Nazi Germany



Outspoken Pink Floyd rocker Roger Waters has angered Jewish leaders by comparing the current state of Israel with that of Nazi Germany.

The singer compared the ongoing struggles of Palestinians to Adolf Hitler's mass killings of Jews during the Holocaust in the 1930s and 40s.

"There were many people that pretended that the oppression of the Jews was not going on. From 1933 until 1946. So this is not a new scenario. Except that this time it's the Palestinian people being murdered," Waters told left-wing CounterPunch magazine in a recent interview.

Waters' comments in his interview angered the Jewish community, with American Rabbi Shmuley Boteach blasting the musician in an article he wrote for the New York Observer.

"Mr. Waters, the Nazis were a genocidal regime that murdered six million Jews," Boteach wrote. "That you would have the audacity to compare Jews to monsters who murdered them shows you have no decency, you have no heart, you have no soul."

Waters was also blasted by the CEO of England's Holocaust Educational Trust Karen Pollock, who told Britain's Observer, "Everyone is entitled to an opinion and to advocate passionately for a cause, but drawing inappropriate parallels with the Holocaust insults the memory of the six million Jews - men, women, and children - murdered by the Nazis. These kinds of attacks are commonly used as veiled anti-Semitism and should be exposed as such."

The star has had a long-running disdain for the country over its treatment of Palestinians in the past and has boycotted the nation, refusing to perform there. He's also urged other musicians to follow his lead.

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God fucking damn it Roger when will you to learn to shut your mouth on this issue? smh.
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Duck Dynasty's' Phil Robertson on Indefinite Hiatus Following Anti-Gay Remarks

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A&E has placed Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson on indefinite hiatus following anti-gay remarks he made in a recent profile in GQ.

"We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty," A&E said in a statement. "His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely."

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Bring back Parking Wars, tbh. Only Philadelphia though. And Ponytail.
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Argo Screenwriter Chris Terrio to Rewrite Batman vs. Superman

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On the heel's of today's news that Warner Bros. is eyeing Joaquin Phoenix for a major role in Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman vs. Superman comes word, via The Hollywood Reporter, that Academy Award winning screenwriter Chris Terrio (Argo) has been brought in to rewrite David Goyer's screenplay in advance of next year's production.

Batman vs. Superman will feature the return of Henry Cavill as Superman, facing off against Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne. In addition, the film will mark the big screen debut of Wonder Woman as played by Gal Gadot.

Production on Batman vs. Superman will begin early next year at the Michigan Motion Picture Studios in Pontiac where it will occupy all seven sound stages on the lot in addition to several locations around the state. Also starring Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne, the Zack Snyder-directed Batman vs. Superman hits theaters on July 17, 2015.



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Karmin Releases Rap Free Single

Pop band Karmin has a new single out, and they've ditched the rap in favor of something a little more disco flavored.



I admit that I'm biased in favor of Karmin - I haven't actually really liked most of their music, but I know Amy.  I grew up in the same small town, which was full of little assholes who made my life hell.  Amy was one of the most genuinely sweet people there, and she went out of her way to be nice to me.  I would totally believe cartoon birds braided her hair this morning.  So I root for their general success even if I'm meh on the direction their record label took them in.  But this song I genuinely like.  I don't think the lack of rap is a coincidence.

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Cara Delevingne is Google's most searched fashion name of 2013

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It really has been the year of Cara Delevingne, and just to prove it, Google have confirmed that she was the most Googled fashion figure in the UK in 2013.

The search engine's annual Zeitgeist list sees British fashion designer Paul Smith come second and Vivienne Westwood third.

Fellow designer Victoria Beckham was the fourth most Googled - though she came top of the list by rival search engine Bing. Kate Moss, who this year announced a string of exciting projects - including a comeback Topshop collection, an appearance in Playboy and a collaboration with the Carphone Warehouse - sits at fifth.

The rest of the top 10 list reads as follows, in ascending order; Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Alexander McQueen, Alexa Chung, Vera Wang and Naomi Campbell.

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Four and Tris Get Close in First 'Divergent' Clip

Theo James plays tough and handsome Tobias "Four" Eaton in the upcoming hit book-to-screen adaptation "Divergent." And we get a real good look at him in the film's initial clip, seen here first on Yahoo Movies. Yup, Tris (Shailene Woodley) takes her opportunity to inspect Four's body, er, his tattoo… and likes what she sees.


omg this movie looks way worse than the trailer let on... theo james is fine as hell tho.
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AARP Celebrates Brad Pitt's 50th Birthday


He might need a fire extinguisher to put out all 50 candles on his birthday cake, but Brad Pitt, who celebrates the milestone on Wednesday, has something else remember this birthday by – he's now eligible to join AARP.

The organization, originally founded for retired people, is honoring PEOPLE's twice-named Sexiest Man Alive (1995 and 2000) with a special edition birthday cover of AARP The Magazine.

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Julia Roberts believes in marriage for everybody

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Julia Roberts and her husband of 11 years, Danny Moder, have defied the odds of Hollywood romances, but the Pretty Woman actress reveals to Life & Style that marriage should be for anyone — gay or straight.

“I believe in marriage for everybody,” Julia explains to Life & Style, on newsstands now.

“It should be as difficult to get married as it is to get a driver’s license,” she jokes to the mag. “Less people would get married.”

She adds every marriage has its own secret to success and happiness. So what is Julia and Danny’s secret to wedded bliss?

“Making out every day!” she admits to Life & Style. “Think about it!”

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