December 19th, 2013

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Mary Poppins and Pulp Fiction selected to join the National Film Registry


The Library of Congress has announced its list of 25 films to be added to the National Film Registry this year. Among the movies are Walt Disney’s 1964 musical Mary Poppins, Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 crime hit Pulp Fiction, and Michael Moore’s 1989 documentary Roger & Me..

“The National Film Registry stands among the finest summations of more than a century of extraordinary American cinema,” James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress, said in a statement. “This key component of American cultural history, however, is endangered, so we must protect the nation’s matchless film heritage and cinematic creativity.”

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Gloriana hopes for "Best Night Ever"!

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Gloriana is releasing new music in the form of the single Best Night Ever today. The band is currently in the studio writing and recording for their upcoming 2014 Emblem / Warner Bros. Nashville release.

"We are excited we get to share brand new music while we are still in the studio recording," said Rachel Reinert. "We really wanted to give our fans something new before the end of the year. I hope you like it as much as we do."

Gloriana is currently out on the road in support of its second studio album "A Thousand Miles Left Behind." The album’s breakout single, (Kissed You) Goodnight, was certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A. and landed in the top five on the Billboard Country Singles Chart, marking the bands highest charting single.

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New Posters: The Grand Budapest Hotel, Need For Speed


Starring Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Saoirse Ronan, F. Murray Abraham, Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Edward Norton, Harvey Keitel and Mathieu Amalric, the film recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

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The Top Throwback Thursday Celeb Instagrams of 2013


Instagram has turned going old school into an art form with Throwback Thursday, better known as #TBT.

For those who aren't filter-savvy, to participate in Throwback Thursday Instagram users post old photos of themselves with the hashtag #TBT on – you guessed it – Thursday.

Out of the countless pictures already posted to the social network, 127 million shots are branded with #TBT, making it one of the most popular hashtags of 2013.

Luckily for us, celebrities love to revisit memories and indulge in a little #TBT. Millions of old photos were shared in 2013, but these celeb shots were the most popular Throwback Thursday Instagram posts of the year.

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Ariana's is barely a throwback. And poor Kim not only being beat by her sister but also having her old better face showcased.
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Lindsay Lohan Offered Record Deal; Label Calls Her ‘A Tremendous Talent’



Lindsay Lohan has been flaunting photos of herself in a recording studio — leading to reports she may be working on a secret album — and RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned there’s at least one label dying to sign her.

The Charlotte-based record label, SMH Records, has offered Lilo a lucrative deal because they’re confident they can make her a success and give her the career comeback she’s looking for.

“Lindsay is a tremendous talent and our distribution through Capital/ Universal Music Group means we have the resources to help Lindsay make her comeback,”Jonathan Hay, founding partner of SMH Records, tells Radar.

Hay’s publicity company has worked with the likes of Rihanna, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Wu-Tang Clan — so Lohan would be in good company.

Teasing fans by posting pictures on Instagram in a recording studio, Lohan hashtagged one photo #jamiehince #studiotime.

Jamie Hince is a singer, songwriter and guitarist for The Kills — and is perhaps best known for being Kate Moss‘ husband.

PHOTOS: Lindsay Lohan Strikes A Pose In Miami

The Mean Girls star is in desperate need of a career overhaul after completing a 90-day court-ordered stint in rehab and then again making troubled headlines for her possible involvement in a Miami fight that left Paris Hilton‘s brother Barron battered and bruised.

Hays tells Radar that he can make Lohan a star if she signs with him. So far, no word back from Lilo’s camp.

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Stephen King to release new novel, "Mr. Mercedes", in 2014

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Release Date: June 3rd, 2014

To be released in June 2014, Mr. Mercedes is Stephen's next major publication from Scribner.

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.

In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the “perk” and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.

Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady’s next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands.

Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

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New picture of The Voice UK coaches released


The BBC have released a new promotional image of all the mentors together on the upcoming third series of The Voice UK.

Ricky Wilson and Kylie Minogue were announced earlier in the year as the replacements for Jessie J and Danny O'Donoghue, and will join veteran coaches Sir Tom Jones and will.i.am on the panel.

So far, the show has spawned two winners - Leanne Mitchell and Andrea Begley - who have failed to light up the charts with any musical offerings - and so the shakeup is hoped to breathe some fresh air into proceedings and give the format new wings.

'The Voice UK' returns to screen - with new hosts Emma Willis and Marvin Humes - in the second week of January.

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Justin Bieber Defends His Friends On Instagram

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@justinbieber: It’s not your place to judge. God put these people in my life for a reason, and just because they are African American that makes them a bad influence?? These are the people that I love and all of us are going to help make the world a better place. ♛


Justin posted that earlier today on Instagram defending his friends from a fan who is worried that JB is hanging out with the wrong crowd.

The fan never said anything about African American people but we all, including Justin himself, realize that almost everyone he hangs out with now are black.

I’ve said it before and I probably will get some more hate for saying it again but personally I do think the people who he has hanging around him are a bad influence on him. They just happen to be black. Defending friends is good but Justin needs to remember he used to be close friends with Lil’Za and Lil’Twist too, like brothers, and look how that turned out. You can’t trust everybody.

Like the fan above I am worried about him too. Justin made a lot of mistakes in 2013. You don’t make that many mistakes if you have people around you who are looking out for you and your career. These friends of his don’t seem to care if he looks bad. Just saying.

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Do you blame him for finally mentioning this after all the thinly veiled racism that has been thrown around ever since he started hanging out with Lil' Twist and Co?
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Bad Bitch No Muzzle stars with Cameron Diaz in The Other Womyn



Nicki Minaj, is back, but not how you would expect. The New York City native pulled out of her judges duties at American Idol to focus on music, however she returns today showing off her acting chops in a new trailer for the upcoming film The Other Woman. In the film, Nicki plays Cameron Diaz’s opinionated assistant at a law firm.
The clip below finds Nicki speaking her mind about a certain situation, which pertains to the films plot of the lead character finding out shes ‘the other woman’ in an affair.

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2 More Character Posters from 300: Rise of an Empire.

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Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel "Xerxes" and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster 300, this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. 300: Rise of an Empire pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemesia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy. The film stars Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, Rodrigo Santoro, Igal Naor, Callan Mulvey, Jack O'Connell and Andrew Tiernan.

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First look at WGN's "Salem"



The witching hour has arrived for WGN America.

The Tribune-owned network has released the first footage of Salem, the period drama exploring the town's infamous witch trials.

The drama, which marks WGN America's first original scripted series, stars Nikita's Shane West, Arrow's Seth Gabel (who narrates the teaser, above) and Janet Montgomery and explores the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this ignominious period in American history. The witches featured are real, but they are not who or what they seem. The series, centered on an epic romance wrapped around an explosive revelation, delivers a bold new vision of Salem -- and an even bolder new vision of witches.

West plays the male lead, John Alden. He's described as being handsome, tough, pragmatic, wry-humored, not a man to suffer fools, a hardened veteran of 10 years of war and captivity at the hands of the Indians, who returns to his native Salem to find it consumed in witch-hunt frenzy, led by Cotton Mather (Gabel).

A premiere date has not yet been announced for Salem.

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Julia Roberts Is Grateful for Reality TV Stars



Julia Roberts is one of the biggest movie stars in the world — but she values her privacy and prefers to stay out of the public eye. The mother-of-three admits to In Touch that she is thankful for over-the-top TV families like the Kardashians.

“As a film actor, I’m [only] inviting people to pay attention to my characters. But if you’re a reality star, by virtue you are asking and inviting people to pay attention to you,” Julia explains in the new issue of In Touch, on newsstands now. “It’s great because they take that attention away from me.”

She hasn’t ever watched an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, but hasn’t ruled it out just yet. “I think there’s still time,” Julia jokes with In Touch of the famous family’s long-running reality show. “They’re still on TV, aren’t they?”

The actress also reveals that reality TV is one of her guilty pleasures! “I love Project Runway because I love to sew,” the actress admits to In Touch. “I’ve also seen Housewives a little bit.”

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The Oral History of Parks and Recreation’s the Cones of Dunshire Board Game

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In the Parks and Recreation episode “The Cones of Dunshire,” which aired November 21, 2013, Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) finds himself unemployed for one week and he spends the time “cooking up something pretty big” — namely, the obsessively detailed board game that gives the episode its title. “Presenting ... the Cones of Dunshire, a brand-new gaming experience [for] eight to twelve players,” he excitedly tells his interest-feigning wife, Leslie (Amy Poehler), before rattling off ever-nerdier details about his invention, including its goal (“to accumulate cones: Four cones wins, but in order to get a cone you have to build a civilization ... which is where the Spirit Cards come in”), its hyper-specific character types (“two wizards, a maverick, the Arbiter, two warriors, a corporal, and a ledgerman,” the latter of which merely keeps score while wearing a hat that says Ledgerman), and its many quirks (“the thing about the Challenge Play is that it’s basically the game” — here, Ben opens his hand dramatically to reveal disc-shaped game pieces — “in reverse”).

To build a prop worthy of Ben’s neurotic intensity, the Parks and Recreation producers turned to Mayfair Games, publishers of the meticulously crafted strategy game The Settlers of Catan. In our quest to add more micro oral histories to our theme week, Vulture spoke with Adam Scott, Parks and Recreation honchos, and the Mayfair Games brain trust to find out how the game was dreamed up, whether the cones are, in fact, a metaphor, and if we’ll ever see Ben’s creation in stores.

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Taylor Kitsch is recently single, hockey lifted his spirits after "terrible breakup"

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Who knew Taylor Kitsch was seeing someone?

The 32-year-old Lone Survivor star covers the sixth issue of Man of the World magazine, where he not only revealed that he was seeing someone under the radar—but in doing so, he also admitted that he's recently single.

At the time of his interview, Kitsch was staying his favorite beachside hotel in Santa Monica, Calif., for a week of business meetings. At night, he drove to the Valley to play hockey. "Us Canadians, we find that sh--t," he said of his favorite pastime. "Hockey's like therapy for me. I went through a terrible breakup a while ago and it was the one thing that allowed me to actually not think about it for an hour-and-a-half."

Kitsch played coy when asked about the current status of his love life. "I'm not getting married next year, I'll tell you that much," the former Friday Night Lights star promised. Fair enough.

After top lining two box office disappointments in 2012, it's not too surprising that the John Carter star has his guard up. Still, Kitsch has no regrets about his career choices. "If I even told you who else was trying to get John Carter's role!" he said, though he declined to say who else was in contention.

Battleship, meanwhile, was alluring for two reasons: he would get to reteam with Friday Night Lights executive producer Peter Berg and spend several months in Hawaii playing with real U.S. war ships. "The Navy closed down the USS Missouri for us for two weeks!" he recalled.

Kitsch next stars in HBO's The Normal Heart, a story about the earliest days of the AIDS crisis. He plays Bruce Niles, a closeted Wall Street broker who moonlights as the head of the Gay Men's Health Crisis. He was also asked to star in a TV show this past season—a gig that paid "stupid money," he claimed—but ultimately decided to continue his work on the big screen.

While the actor is taking on meatier roles, it's not because he's trying to distance himself from the failures of John Cater and Battleship. According to Kitsch, "I'll keep swinging for the rest of my career."

The sixth issue of Man of the World hits newsstands on Monday, Dec. 30.

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Ex-wife of Beatles star Paul McCartney accused of abusing Paralympic

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The former wife of Beatles star Paul McCartney was accused Thursday of lunging at a Paralympic official in a fit of rage and screaming insults after being forced to abandon her attempt to qualify for the British skiing team for next year’s games.


Heather Mills’ hopes of competing in Sochi ended Monday when the International Paralympic Committee ruled that a new prosthetic she was using hadn’t been ratified by the governing body. An application for a place in Britain’s team was withdrawn.


IPC spokesman Craig Spence told The Associated Press that the 45-year-old Mills “flew into a rage” when she confronted ski committee head Sylvana Mestre at a team captains’ meeting in a hotel in Austria on Monday. She then swore at the official and said “you don’t know who I am, I’m going to make your life miserable.”


“Sylvana is deeply upset, traumatized,” Spence said. “She (Mills) verbally abused Sylvana, and started to push her. There were 10 witnesses in the room who saw what went on.”


Mills will likely be fined up to 1,000 euros ($1,370) and the incident will be referred to the IPC’s legal and ethics committee for its consideration.

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Vanessa & Austin Adorable Candids + Birthday pics!



Vanessa Hudgens get silly with boyfriend actor Austin Butler while out in Venice, Calif., on Wednesday afternoon (December 18).

The adorable couple met up with some friends and grabbed a bite to eat before heading back to their car. In the parking lot, Vanessa, had a burst of energy and took some silly pictures of her and Austin while twirling and jumping about.

Vanessa Hudgens looked chic during her 25th Birthday Party on Saturday night (December 14) in Los Angeles.

The newly 25-year-old actress was joined by her The Carrie Diaries beau Austin Butler, as well as gal pals Jena Malone, Aly & AJ Michalka, and of course, her little sister Stella.

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Bruno Mars, Rudimental, Bastille Confirmed For BRITS


Bruno Mars has confirmed he will be joining Katy Perry and Arctic Monkeys to perform at the 2014 BRIT Awards.

Mars won the award for International Male Solo Artist in 2012 and was recently crowned Billboard’s Artist of the Year.

Flying the flag for Britain, UK acts Rudimental and Bastille will also perform at the prestigious music event, which is scheduled to take place in February at the O2 Arena.

“We are really looking forward to playing the BRITs,” said Rudimental. “To actually be a part of the event this time round is the icing on the cake after such an incredible year too. We are definitely going to bring the party vibe.”

Rudimental will also be playing the nominations event The BRITs Are Coming in January, where they will be joined by Tinie Tempah, Pixie Lott and MTV Brand New nominee Sam Smith, who will be receiving his recently-won Critics Choice award.

Tom Odell is also confirmed for the show, which will reveal all the BRIT Award nominations, while Nick Grimshaw will host.

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5 out of Billboard's 15 Best Albums of 2013: Critics' Picks


No. 14: Lady Gaga - Artpop

There was the Jeff Koons sculpture, the accompanying app, the shape-shifting performances and the outrageous fashion choices, but the heart of Lady Gaga's "ARTPOP" was a collection of 15 vibrant colors that were uniformly unafraid to exist outside the lines. The slinky sex of "Do What U Want," sneering stomp of "MANiCURE" and exotic sensuality of "Aura" all helped to underline Gaga's versatility, as she strode away from her "Just Dance" persona and delved into more complicated musical matters. "ARTPOP" is the statement of a singer-songwriter who wants to be more than a pop artist, and although the extravagant details surrounding the album cemented Gaga's status as a provocateur, she hasn't lost her touch for creating otherworldly hooks. - Jason Lipshutz

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HIMYM series finale to air March 31st

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How I Met Your Mother is bowing out early.

CBS on Thursday announced that the long-running comedy will wrap its ninth and final season with an hour-long episode on Monday, March 31. Two Broke Girls will take over the 8/7c timeslot in April.

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After 208 episodes told over nine seasons, the story of how Ted Mosby ultimately meets his children’s mother will conclude with a special one-hour series finale on Monday, March 31 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). The HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER finale will be followed immediately by the series premiere of the new comedy FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT).

Following its special premiere after the HIMYM finale, FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES moves to its regular Monday (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) time period on April 7.

FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES is about six friends at different stages in their lives—married, divorced, newly engaged and single—who are outwardly happy, but secretly questioning if their friends have it better.

As part of CBS’s new Monday lineup, 2 BROKE GIRLS will move to the 8:00 PM time period on April 14 to lead off the night’s comedy block.



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The Walking Dead Game Season 2, Episode One Review



The first episode of The Walking Dead’s second season may only last an hour and a half, but it doesn’t waste a single minute. Within one scene, Telltale will make you feel scared, hopeful, shocked, and repulsed, only to have the next several scenes do the exact same thing.

The episode picks up right where season one left off, following Clementine as she struggles to survive day-to-day. Clementine feels immediately different than Lee did in season one. As a child, Clementine is less sure of herself and more trusting in others, which can lead to precarious scenarios that end up working out as often as they don’t. Seeing Clementine grow so much as person and reflect on past experiences you participated in is one of the strongest elements of the episode.

Like season one, choices are sometimes nothing more than smoke and mirrors, but the way events are constructed ensures you care about what’s happening. Clementine’s life is seemingly always on the line, so even when you’re mashing through a quick time event, it feels vital. Telltale also found new ways to surprise and just when it appears like you have a grasp on what’s happening, the circumstances completely change.

Episode one not only reintroduces us to the world of The Walking Dead, it raises the stakes in such a way that Clementine’s situation is more perilous than ever. We weren’t convinced that season two could eclipse season one, but at least in a few ways, it already has.

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This post was brought to you by the queen herself. Decision time! what choices did everyone make? here are mine:
[Spoiler (click to open)]-I tried to save Christa
-I killed the dog
-I was friendly to Sarah
-I did not accept Nick's apology (the bitch nearly shot me in the face, not cool)
-I gave water to the dying man
-And I save Nick (I love Pete way more but the poor guy was a goner)
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J.K. Rowling to co-produce magical new stage play based on her best-selling books

Harry flies into the West End

- Author Rowling will collaborate with a playwright for the West End show
- Play to focus on Harry Potter's early years, before his arrival at Hogwarts
- Prominent producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender behind show
- Warner Bros understood to be involved in development of new production


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Early years: A young Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter. The new show will focus on the previously untold story of Harry Potter's early years as an orphan and outcast

Truly it’s beyond wizard. I can exclusively reveal that a play based on J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter tales will open in the West End within two years.

Rowling will not write the stage piece — however, she will co-produce and collaborate with a playwright.


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John Cooper Clarke Comes In Praise Of Arctic Monkeys



LEGENDARY MANCUNIAN PUNK POET and walking tribute to Don’t Look Back – John Cooper Clarke – has a appeared in a short internet video, strutting his inimitable stuff and congratulating Sheffield “beat combo” Arctic Monkeys for their sensitive cover version of his poem I Wanna Be Yours.

Looking dapper but affecting the title Dr (of what? Divinity perhaps), he talks about the thoughts behind his original lyric – penned for his 1982 album, Zip Style Methodand his admiration for the Arctic Monkeys’ melodic update, which concludes their excellent album of this year, AM, before delivering a characterful reading.

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Bryan Singer enlists help from his ‘X2' Writers

Aside from the title, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse‘ — which already conjures a whole slew of presumptions — little is known about the next installment of the ‘X-Men’ movie series following ‘Days of Future Past.’ But this could quickly change as Bryan Singer is hard at work on the script, and he’s recruited the writers from ‘X2' to hammer down the story.

Announced on Singer’s Twitter, writers Simon Kinberg, Dan Harris and Mike Dougherty, the latter two having collaborated on the script for ‘X2,’ have joined the crew of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ and are working on the script as we speak with Singer.

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Bethenny Frankel shaved Reza Farahan's signature mustache


See ya later, Little Reza!

Reza Farahan has gone and done the unthinkable: he lopped off his beloved moustache.

The Shahs of Sunset made a guest appearance on Bethenny Frankel's talk show today and let the host take a razor to his facial hair. His reason for parting with his beloved buddy, nicknamed Little Reza? He was holding up his end of the bargain after he promised to do the deed during an earlier appearance on Bethenny's show.

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RIP to hot Reza... what a difference 13 years can make.



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Best & Worst 'SNL' moments of 2013

"Saturday Night Live" is a show of ups and downs. Some sketches work, while others fail miserably and by year's end, we've all seen plenty of both. With that in mind, here are the five best and worst moments that have come out of Studio 8H in 2013:

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FEBRUARY 16: Djesus Uncrossed

Not surprisingly, this movie trailer featuring Jesus as a violent, gun slinging, sword-swinging gangster didn’t go over well in the Bible Belt – but of course, it was hilarious. The spoof of Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained”, "Inglourious Basterds” and “Kill Bill” all rolled up into one stars Christoph Waltz (who went on to win an Oscar a week later) and is the “ultimate revenge fantasy.”



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The 20 Worst Films Of 2013



20. "Violet & Daisy"
There's nothing worse than a crummy exploitation movie with grander pretensions. And there are fewer crummy exploitation movies that are more pretentious than "Violet & Daisy," which is seemingly about the two chattiest teenage assassins in the history of B-movies. The directorial debut from "Precious" screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher, is slow, clumsy and stagy, with our would-be warriors (Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel) talking their intended target (James Gandolfini, in one of his more inglorious final performances) to death. This movie is a special kind of boring, one in which you can't believe that you're still watching it, even with a relatively brisk runtime of 88 minutes. Brief stylistic flourishes are undone by the hoary, implausible twist at the end and the character work is constantly undermining itself, with these coldblooded killers engaging in infantile games. The movie's supposed outrageousness can't make up for a screenplay more leaden than a whole box full of bullets.

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'Days of our Lives' Gay Wedding For Supercouple On The Way!!

People in doctor offices, in shopping malls, in gyms, in Middle America, are all catching two guys hitting the sheets and even kissing in the shower in the daytime! Progress!

In case you missed it, Guy Wilson, (the new Will Horton come January 2014) accidentally (perhaps) tweeted a pic of himself sporting a ring obviously from the Days of our Lives set. When a Twitter follower noticed it and asked him about it, he quickly deleted it.

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Actress Peggy McCay (“Caroline Brady”), at a recent Days event, let it slip that a gay wedding episode had already been filmed and that she gets to make a speech in it. The very “candid” interview was deleted from Youtube once people picked up on “gay wedding episode.” Here’s what she said:

"Two young men on our show are getting married – two gay men. And we’re all celebrating," she said before being reminded by a co-star that the storyline has not yet been made public. "I shouldn’t have said anything."



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Lupita Nyong'o: Making History

How are you coping with the monumental buzz that’s surrounding you right now?
[Laughs] Well, at the moment I’m just focusing on the work and trying my best to show up on time. I’ve made a rule not to Google myself. I’m just not consuming any of it. But, actually, I don’t even really feel a sense of pressure. Nobody needs to tell me this film is good. I know in my bones it’s good. Steve McQueen has made a masterpiece. It’s a film for the ages. It’s a gift.

Steve McQueen has admitted he hadn’t heard of the book until his partner brought it to his attention. Were you aware of the story?
I hadn’t heard about the book at all, and was quite surprised by that, actually. So I focussed a lot on the text. But I also did other research. One of the first things I did after getting the role was visit the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore [a museum dedicated to African-American history]. I walked in and was confronted by a 500lb bale of cotton, which is what Patsey would pick in a day. It was huge: taller than me, wider than me and thicker than me. So I was met with a loftiness right there. I also read an excerpt from one diary that told how a slave was beheaded and his head put on a stick as a warning to everyone else.

Did anything else surprise you?
Yes, the fact that white people, upon killing a slave, would save part of them as a keepsake. Like a limb, a finger or a thumb. They’d have it as a lucky charm. Sometimes they even made leather accessories out of the skin of slaves. I never knew that.

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London's Apollo Theatre Roof Collapses During Performance

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More than 80 people are injured, four seriously, after part of a ceiling in London's Apollo Theatre collapsed during a show, police say.

The venue in Shaftesbury Avenue was packed for a performance of The Curious Incident Of The Dog in the Night-Time.

Eyewitnesses heard "a crackling" noise before the collapse at about 20:15 GMT. Theatre-goers left covered in debris.

London Ambulance said there were 81 walking wounded and that all those who were trapped earlier had been freed.

Some 25 ambulance crews and an air ambulance attended the scene, it said.

London Fire Brigade said four people were seriously injured but none have life-threatening injuries.

It said its "search is now complete" and the theatre has been sealed off.

Eight fire engines and more than 50 fire fighters attended the incident in London's busy West End theatre district, along with hundreds of police officers.

The Apollo's ornate plasterwork ceiling collapsed and brought part of the lighting rig down, it said.

In a media briefing the Brigade said its officers inspected the theatre's roof via an aerial ladder platform that had been raised above the building.

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Belle and the Beast's son cast in "Descendents"

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Disney Channel's Descendants, the live-action TV movie centered on classic villains' kids, has found Belle's teenage son.

Australian actor and newcomer Mitchell Hope has joined the cast as Ben, the benevolent teenage son of the King (Beast) and Queen (Belle). Descendants marks Hope's first U.S. project.

He joins the previously-cast Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie, Cloud 9), who will portray Mal, daughter of Maleficent.

Said Judy Taylor, Disney Channel's senior vp president of casting and talent: "We were intrigued by Mitchell's natural acting style, boyish charm and winning personality and when we brought him to Los Angeles to read opposite Dove [Cameron], it was apparent that he embodied the inherent good nature of 'Ben' and the sense of fairness that the character represents."

High School Musical's Kenny Ortega will direct Descendants, which is slated for a 2015 premiere following a spring 2014 shoot. Josanna McGibbon and Sara Parriott (The Starter Wife, Runaway Bride, Desperate Housewives) penned the script.

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Yikes! Maid Found Jennifer Lawrence's Secret Stash Of Sex Toys

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When a hotel maid found Jennifer Lawrence's secret sex toy stash, the actress was incredibly embarrassed.

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" star told Conan O'Brian that a friend gave her a "bunch of butt plugs" as a prank, and was mortified when a cleaning person discovered her X-rated paraphernalia under the bed and placed them on the star's bedside table.

Lawrence joked: "This is actually really funny. Somebody, as a joke, bought me a bunch of butt plugs. It's a really long story! Tons of butt plugs, all different kind of colors.

"And the maid was coming so I was like, 'I'm going to shove this under the bed so she doesn't see all these butt plugs, she might not know they were for a joke', and then I came back and all of them were brought out of the bed and were on this beautiful display on my beside table. I wanted to leave a note like, 'Not mine!'"

The actress said she'd actually enjoy being a maid because it would allow her to snoop on strangers and clean things, which she likes to do.

She explained, "It used to be doctor but I think that's a bit unrealistic. Definitely I would be a hotel maid because that's all my favorite cleaning. I don't like dishes and I don't like the kitchen. I like beds, I like bathrooms and spraying. And going through everybody's stuff everyday there's new people to snoop on, it would be my dream!"

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One Direction show support for Colorado school shooting victim



They’re boy-banders with hearts.

After it was revealed that Arapahoe High School shooting victim Claire Davis was a fan of the band One Direction, supporters began a campaign for the musicians to visit her in the hospital.

The band responded with a video, which they sent directly to the family. (Davis’s boyfriend later posted it to YouTube.)

“We’ve heard you’re a big fan and we just wanted to show you some love,” band member Liam Payne, who was flanked by his fellow musicians, said. “What’s happened to you is absolutely terrible, something we can’t bear thinking about, so we just wanted to share some love with you.”

“All our prayers are with you and your family, hope you get well soon,” he continued. “Lots of love.”

After his speech, Louis Tomlinson blew her a kiss.

Davis, 17, was critically wounded in the shooting at her high school, and is in a coma at Littleton Adventist Hospital.

On Dec. 15, her family updated her status on Facebook, saying that she “remains in critical condition. She is stable, but in a coma.”

In addition to the support from One Direction, a Dec. 17 post on the Facebook page revealed that nearly 100 cards had arrived for the Davis family.


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Miley's super-producer on why his Ciara collab Body Party was “a new sound for R&B”




Mike WiLL Made-It has been killing it since 2011, but 2013 was the producer's career-defining year. His steady ascent into super-producer stardom has been fueled with a collection of hits that traverse ideas of what genres should sound like. While Mike WiLL has remained a prominent force in Hip-Hop – working with the likes of 2 Chainz, Drake, Kanye West, and many others – he’s thoroughly dipped his MPC into other sonic ponds. We all know he gave Miley Cyrus’ career some mouth-to-mouth when he exec. produced her album Bangerz – but it was in March that Ciara’s “Body Party” dropped. With its gentle basslines and slippery synths, sampling and riffing on "My Boo" by Ghost Town DJ's, it single-handedly propelled CiCi right back into the conversation, and was arguably the biggest R&B single of 2013. Without Mike WiLL’s soundbed, the track might have never been what it was. He details the song’s journey below.



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"All I Want For Christmas is You" hits 1 million sales in UK



Mariah Carey's festive favourite, All I Want For Christmas Is You, has seen a seasonal sales surge tip it over the 1 million sales milestone in the UK. And, as new Official Charts Company data shows, the British public have bought an incredible 15 million Christmas tunes, digitally, since downloading began in 2004.

Mariah's much-loved seasonal classic passed the landmark sales threshold yesterday, establishing itself as one of the UK's all-time greatest hits. The US singer was triumphant when told of the achievement yesterday, telling OfficialCharts.com: "I just landed back in the US after performing a charity show in Africa for the Red Cross. I'm driving home looking at the snow in my hometown of NYC, celebrating selling 1 million copies of All I Want For Christmas Is You in the UK. Thank you, thank you to all of my British fans! Love, Mariah."

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Kelly Rowland: My Wedding Will Be Really Small

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Kelly Rowland's engagement ring might be big, but the X Factor judge tells PEOPLE that her wedding will be just the opposite.

The former Destiny's Child singer, 32, who got engaged to her boyfriend and manager, Tim Witherspoon, over Skype, says that while she hasn't set a date yet, she knows just what kind of ceremony she wants to have.

"I think we just really want it to be us and our pastor. That's it," she says. "I mean, we are the only two that's going to be in the marriage."

And she's not planning to spend tens of thousands on a big reception with a sit-down dinner for hundreds of friends or family, either.  So her pal Beyoncé and fellow X Factor judges Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell shouldn't be keeping an eye out for that Save-the-Date card.

"You have to pay for food for everyone and I'm not down with that," she says with a laugh. "Everyone is there just to be nosy and see who I'm wearing, you know. I'm okay."



Happy for her, but cackling a bit at this article.

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Audrey Gelman Is No Longer Doing PR for Terry Richardson

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Audrey Gelman — the Lena Dunham BFF who's appeared on Girlsin addition to serving as comptroller-elect Scott Stringer's spokeswoman — has left her third job. She will no longer be responsible for trying to convince us that Terry Richardson isn't as creepy as he seems. The New York Post reports that Gelman and the controversial photographer split a few months ago.

Their relationship has always been one of mystery — like when the pretty class valedictorian dates the guy who spends too much time with the biology lab's formaldehyde frogs. Still, Richardson seemed to give her Vogue-approved and New York Times "Style" section-lauded ingenue role an edgy sheen; meanwhile, Gelman's status as a shiny, happy, ambitious high achiever offered Richardson some protective legitimacy.

Richardson was clearly getting the better end of the deal, though. Now the world is free to think, Man, how creepy was that guy? Just like we all think about our exes.

Terry Richardson and Audrey Gelman break up [New York Post]

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Finally. What a great early Christmas gift to herself, tbh.
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VICE: Top 50 worst albums of 2013



We live in a very uncritical artistic climate. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the nauseating world of music criticism. I've worked in this industry for a little while, and there's a prevailing sentiment that music critics who don’t have anything nice to say shouldn't say anything at all, and that it’s more important to shine a light on the good in the world than call bullshit when you hear it. This is compounded by musicians, who are tiny babies who can't take the slightest criticism, opting for a fantasy world where they've never made a bad song in their entire pointless careers.

This may sound like a non-sequitor, but here’s a fun thought experiment a friend taught me—try to think of the most popular song in the country right now. Go ahead, try. You can’t do it, can you? That's because, as 2013 rounds to a close, no one ever has to listen to anything they don’t want to. We're encouraged to build a dumb little sonic cocoon, an insulated baby-bubble filled with all the perfect little albums and singles we can fit on our mobile devices. And when we don't need to rely on broadcasters like MTV or Power 105.1 for our new music, it becomes harder and harder to figure out what the hell we're supposed to rebel against. And I'm mad about it, dammit!
Anyway, there's not much anyone can do about this stuff. If I had to venture a guess, I'd imagine the quality of popular music will continue to plummet farther and farther down the toilet. All we can do on the way down is point out a stinker when we hear one, so here's a handy guide to 50 pieces of sonic lemur shit released (or reissued) in the past year.

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Who let you down this year, ontd?
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Miss Adele Adkins MBE bursts into fits of giggles at Buckingham Palace


Adele has yet another shiny award to add her her growing mantelpiece of accolades. The singer and mum-of-one visited Buckingham Palace to accept her MBE, and judging by the first pictures, could hardly contain her excitement. Adele was awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Prince Charles, who was standing in for the Queen.

The star wore a gorgeous black and green print long-sleeved prom with black heels and had her hair tied up into her signature sixties beehive, along with a pretty fascinator and face veil. Gorgeous!

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lena dunham kinda sorta apologizes for working with terry richardson

Did Lena Dunham compromise her feminist status with sleazeball Terry Richardson shoot?




The release of R. Kelly’s new CD, “Black Panties,” resulted in a lot of press (and tweets). Not all of it was fawning reviews; Slate ran a piece called “R. Kelly, Terry Richardson, and the Power of the Bankable Creep.” As Slate notes, Kelly “has been accused of raping dozens of teenage girls” and “indicted on child pornography-related charges.” (Kelly was acquitted by a Chicago jury.) He also has recorded a duet with Beyoncé and performed with Lady Gaga at this year’s AMAs.


As their headline suggests, Slate’s Amanda Hess also took on creepster photographer Terry Richardson, the man who recently convinced Miley Cyrus to ride a prop wrecking ball totally nude for a music video. As Slate notes, “[Lena] Dunham has, however, been photographed by Richardson; he is a hipster staple and also her friend.” So, has Dunham compromised her feminist credentials?


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Little Mix Round-Up Post



While on a visit to Disneyland Paris with a group of under-privileged youngsters and some young carers, the quartet were given pouting tips from Minnie. Posing for a snap with the girls, she instructed them to blow kisses and taught them how to put one leg on show while being photographed.

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The Little Mix girls are a little upset by how boring Perrie Edwards has become since she got engaged.

The DNA hitmaker accepted Zayn Malik’s proposal of marriage in August and her bandmates have revealed that she’s like an ‘old woman’ now and rarely joins them on nights out or social events.

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Zayn Malik is one fifth of one of the biggest boybands in the world, so it comes as no surprise to hear that the 1D stud doesn't have a lot of spare time. According to his mum, the Bradford-born hottie is still yet to set a wedding date to Perrie Edwards!

In a candid interview with the BBC, Trisha Malik opened up about her son and what she thinks of the Little Mix babe.

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Don't forget to buy Little Me on iTunes; the most inspirational song of 2013!


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Second 'Transcendence' Teaser, Narrated by Morgan Freeman



Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him.

However, in their attempt to destroy Will, they inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed—to be a participant in his own transcendence. For his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and best friend Max Waters (Paul Bettany), both fellow researchers, the question is not if they can…but if they should.

Their worst fears are realized as Will’s thirst for knowledge evolves into a seemingly omnipresent quest for power, to what end is unknown. The only thing that is becoming terrifyingly clear is there may be no way to stop him.

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A look back at the celebrity feuds of 2013


Taylor Swift vs Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Actors Tina Fey and Amy Poehler ruffled a few feathers when they poked a little fun at singer Taylor Swift's turbulent love life at the Golden Globes, warning her to "stay away from Michael J. Fox's son."

Swift hit back in a highly publicized interview, reciting a famous quote, "There's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women.'"

In response, Amy subtly mocked Taylor, saying, "Aw, I feel bad if she was upset. I am a feminist, and she is a young and talented girl. That being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff."

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What celebrity feud did u find most amusing this year ONTD? Wishing u all a happy christmas with no family spats :)