December 20th, 2013

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Lost Girl 407 Promo + Stills


Lost Girl 4x07 "La Fae Époque": Bo and Lauren team up to venture into Dyson's memory when he's on trial for a murder.  Airs Sunday, December 22nd at 10pm E/P on Showcase.

This promo is also on SpoilerTV if it is blocked in your region.

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All hail the ceremonial bathrobe!  I also dedicate this post to klmnumbers and m_pendulum, but for completely different reasons.
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Someone is trying to sabatoge Lana Del Rey's Oscar nomination



The Oscars short list for Best Original Song has only just been released, and already there are reports of an anonymous entity attempting to sabotage Lana Del Rey's chances at a statue.

Deadline says members of the Academy's music selection committee have received mailers featuring a bogus article purported to be printed from the Variety site. The text claims The Great Gatsby song "Young and Beautiful" is disqualified due to a technicality over the film's release date.

But no such article exists and Warner Bros. insists Del Rey's song — and the four others submitted from the same soundtrack — is perfectly legit. Academy members are currently tasked with cutting down the short list of 75 songs to a manageable number of actual nominations, to be announced January 16. Also from Gatsby: the xx's "Together," Florence + the Machine's "Over the Love," and Fergie, Q-Tip, and GoonRock's "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)."

Warner is apparently responding by creating a new featurette highlighting "Young and Beautiful." According to Billboard, this sort of thing has happened before, though usually involving the Best Picture candidates.

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Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, P!nk To Perform at Grammy Awards


Daft Punk, the elusive, pioneering French electronic duo whose "Random Access Memories" -- the pair's biggest-selling album which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 -- has topped multitudes of year-end lists and was released in semi-surprise fashion earlier this year, will perform at the 56th annual Grammy Awards, set to take place on Jan. 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Along with the "Get Lucky" duo, the Grammys will feature a performance by Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons; a duet between P!nk and fun.'s Nate Ruess; and a special "Grammy moment" performance featuring Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton.
Daft Punk is nominated for Record of the Year ("Get Lucky"), Album of the Year ("Random Access Memories"), Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Dance/Electronica Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.

Daft Punk were set to perform on "The Colbert Report" earlier this year before withdrawing over a contract they'd signed for their appearance as presenters during the MTV Video Music Awards. While there have been persistent rumors of a 2014 tour, this will be the first live performance by Daft Punk since the release of "Random Access Memories."

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It's Rehearsalney, Y'all! Several New Sneak Peeks From "I Am Britney Jean"

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Oh. My. Godney.

Britney Spears, otherwise known as the Queen of Pop to us diehards, embarks on the biggest move of her career: a two-year residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Ticket sales for “Britney: Piece of Me” have, reportedly, reached a glittered fever pitch and rumors are swirling about exactly what the diva has in store for her army. What will she wear? What songs will she perform? And will she go all out with her choreography?

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slay a bit Brit!

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Kellan Lutz Is "Happily Single" and Therefore Not Dating Miley Cyrus


Hey, the paparazzi had to ask, right?

A day after Kellan Lutz arrived in Miami on the same private plane as Miley Cyrus, inquiring minds wanted to know if he and the 21-year-old pop princess were an item.

"You guys are stupid," he said, smiling, as he signed autographs for fans at LAX after flying home from Miami, an exchange caught on video by X17online.

So he's not dating Miley, then?

"No, I'm happily single," the 28-year-old Twilight heartthrob replied. "I am very focused on work."

So, chalk the Kellen-Cyrus sighting up to just a couple of celebs enjoying the same mode of first-class travel.

A source told E! News yesterday that the two were "definitely not a couple." In between gigs, Miley had spent the weekend in the Bahamas with pal Cheyne Thomas (because jetting off to an island for a few days because they can is something else that celebs are wont to do).

And like Lutz, who's up next on the big screen playing the title role in Hercules: The Legend Begins, Cyrus is way focused on her work.

She's been all over the country performing at various Jingle Balls, and she tweeted yesterday that the video for "Adore You," the next single off of Bangerz, is coming soon.


Who do you think Miley should date next, ONTD?

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PETA calls for cancellation of Duck Dynasty


Now People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has weighed in on the controversy surrounding Duck Dynasty, an unscripted show about a wealthy family that makes products for duck hunters. The organization is calling for A&E to cancel its popular show in light of Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ.

“PETA wants A&E to do more than suspend one of the characters on Duck Dynasty for damning gays,” the statement said. “We call on the channel to challenge the entire crew of duck slayers to ignore Sarah Palin’s self-serving slap on the back for spewing hate speech and deny that they are as anti-gay as they are anti-animal. All people who consider themselves followers of Christ should follow all His teachings—and that includes showing mercy, compassion, and kindness to all of God’s creation, human and nonhuman alike. What’s ‘sinful’ is hating people and animals. PETA asks everyone who consider themselves to be Christian to reject hate speech and call for this show’s cancellation.”

On Wednesday, the network announced that it has suspended Robertson for an undetermined amount of time after he made anti-gay statements to the men’s magazine.

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New 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Trailer: Meet the Cast of Characters



Leave it to Wes Anderson to introduce more than a dozen eccentric characters in a matter of 90 seconds.

Fox Searchlight has released a new trailer for Anderson’s “Grand Budapest Hotel,” highlighting the cast that includes Anderson favorites and seasoned character actors.

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Vogue's Best Dressed of 2013


In making our list of the Best Dressed of 2013, we try to hit every category that stood out this year: the red-carpet queen, the enfant terrible, the aristo-boho, the rule-breaker, the sultry French girl. We’ve got our bases covered—it’s up to you whose style you aspire toward.
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Of course Best Dressed of 2013 is about looking back but it’s also about looking ahead and as 2014 rolls in, it’s these ten women who we’ll have our eye on. Get ready to watch them on red carpets, sidewalks and silver screens the world over.
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Def Leppard Denies It'll Take Legal Action Against One Direction



The boys of One Direction may have a sticky situation on their hands over the chorus of the group's new song "Midnight Memories." The title track off the fivesome's new album -- which topped the Billboard 200 last week -- has a fist-pumping, three-chord hook that is similar to Def Leppard's classic "Pour Some Sugar on Me."

British tabloid Mirror UK reports Def Leppard had asked its lawyers to look into allegations that "Midnight Memories" and "Pour Some Sugar on Me" bear striking similarities -- enough that the boys and the additional writers of the song could be in hot water.

However, Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell -- the band's guitarists -- confirms to Billboard that Def Leppard is not, in fact, pursuing legal action, with Collen calling the songs "very similar in structure" but nothing more.


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Lady Gaga Rules Billboard.com's Readers Poll 2013


Put your hands up, make 'em touch: Lady Gaga is the ruler of Billboard.com's 2013 Readers' Poll, which allowed pop music fans far and wide to vote for their favorite albums, songs, videos and performances of the past year. Gaga, who returned in late 2013 with her "ARTPOP" opus, emerged in a superstar-laden field and claimed the poll's top prize: the 2013 MVP.

2013 was a huge year for Gaga in the Readers' Poll, but Miley Cyrus wasn't too far behind the "Do What U Want" singer. "Wrecking Ball," Cyrus' first No. 1 single on the Hot 100 chart, was voted the best Hot 100 chart-topper of the year, and Cyrus' "Bangerz" career revival was voted the Comeback of the Year. Cyrus' twerk-happy VMAs performance was voted the Most Shocking Moment in music of 2013, and the "Wrecking Ball" online parodies won the vote for the Best Viral moment of the year.

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Chance The Rapper Performs On Arsenio, Calls For Peace In Chicago



Chance the Rapper’s star is on the rise. Following his collaboration with Justin Bieber, the 20-year-old Chicago MC made his late-night television debut on Thursday’s “Arsenio.” Sporting a Chicago White Sox varsity jacket, he lit up the stage with an energetic performance of “Chain Smoker” off his acclaimed mixtape Acid Rain.

During his interview with Arsenio, he spoke about openingfor Eminem, the violence in his hometown, and starting a union for rappers.

“Rappers need dental, rappers need health,” he said. “There’s certain benefits that don’t come with being an artist and it’s mainly rappers. … If we could just start a union, I think it would definitely work for the best.”

Earlier this week, he shot a video for his Bieber collaboration “Confident.”

Watch rap’s rising star in action below.

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The original version on the mixtape sounds a lot better than it does live but he looks like he is having fun on stage.
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Sexist of the Year 2013 is...... Robin Thicke

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The singer Robin Thicke has been named sexist of the year by a body representing dozens of women's groups around the UK.

The singer achieved fame and notoriety on the back of his single Blurred Lines, which was accompanied by a video in which he was surrounded by naked dancing models and has been condemned as suggesting date rape is acceptable.

Thicke topped the voting in a poll conducted by the End Violence Against Women Coalition. David Cameron, Britain's prime minister, was runner-up for the second successive year.

The coalition – which has more than 60 member groups working to end sexual and domestic violence, trafficking and other forms of abuse – also highlighted comments Thicke had made in interviews.

Speaking to GQ magazine, he said: "People say, 'Hey, do you think this is degrading to women?' I'm like, 'Of course it is. What a pleasure it is to degrade a woman. I've never gotten to do that before'."

The coalition said it would be sending Thicke a voucher to enable him to download Aretha Franklin's hit song Respect as a prize.
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Mark Zuckerberg Gives Away Billions To Charity, Still So So Much Richer Than You


It may be true that people are a bit more generous around the holidays, but Mark Zuckerberg is taking that to a whole new level. Facebook's founder is once again making a hefty donation to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation: a block of Facebook stock worth $1 billion. He gave the foundation roughly the same amount of stock last year, but it was worth only half as much at the time. It's "by far the largest gift in our history," the foundation's CEO told the San Jose Mercury News, without providing any specifics on how the donation will be used. But it won't be the only stock to soon escape Zuckerberg's hands. CNBC reports he's selling off 41.4 million Facebook shares worth $2.3 billion ... to pay his taxes.

Last year Zuckerberg's tax bill rang in at $1 billion, but this year's tab could be closer to $2 billion, an astounding sum considering that the top 400 earners in 2009 paid a total of $16 billion. Still, even after the tax man takes his due, Zuckerberg will have plenty of cash left to roll around in. He'll still have 444.2 million Facebook shares, worth around $24 billion, which give him about 62.8% of the voting power of Facebook shareholders, down from 65.2% before the sale and donation.

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Liam Payne & Harry Styles proud of “mature sounding” Midnight Memories

Justifiably, One Direction singers Liam Payne and Harry Styles have declared that they’re “so proud” of the band’s third album Midnight Memories.

When the Telenoche host asked Liam to describe “the evolution of the band” in terms of how their third album Midnight Memories differs from the previous albums, Liam said, “Well, I think it’s a lot more live sounding. There’s a lot more maturity in it, and I think the main difference is that we wrote this one really. We wrote a few tracks on each of the albums but on this one, we spent a lot of time on it.”

Harry added, “If you listen to the first album, then listen straight to the third album, it’s completely different.” He continued, “Even though it’s only been three years [since 1D were formed] I think when you're our age, three years is a long time and quite a lot has happened in terms of growing up in those three years.”

Meanwhile, it’s been reported today that Midnight Memories is still very much on track to be the Christmas No1 in the album chart. (slay a bit!) 1D’s only competition in the charts is from Gary Barlow’s Since I Saw You Last and Robbie Williams’ Swings Both Ways, but as the Official Charts company confirmed on Wednesday, Midnight Memories is hanging in at No1 by a pretty big margin.

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Quentin Tarantino Not Working on Kill Bill Vol. 3 (& He Almost Quit or Whatever)



Quentin Tarantino has revealed that he once considered quitting the movie-making business.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker admitted he thought of stopping after his 10th film, but decided against it.

"There was a time when I said I wanted to stop after 10 movies, but I went back on the idea," he told So Film.

"OK, it would sound really cool because it's a round number and it would make sense as I would have made three movies per decade, but it's not fixed in time. I still have some more things to do before being done with movies."

Quentin, who has directed 11 movies and been a writer on 17 film scripts, said he is enjoying his career at this moment in time.

"Up to now, everything's fine. To me, the last 20 years have gone well: I'm happy with my career, I'm happy to be where I am now, I'm happy with the way my work has been received, inside the cinema industry and outside. But it might not last," he said.

"At the minute, I only answer to my own ideas, even if I try my hardest not to be conscious about myself and about what I do. In fact, the person I trust least to talk about my work is myself. "

The 50-year-old hinted he would like to turn his hand to the horror genre.

"I've done what I wanted to do by the time I was this age. Today, I'm further down the road. There are no genres I absolutely want to do any more, like ticking boxes: 'This, done'. I don't think about Kill Bill 3 that much, as... we already visited them," he said.

"If there was something I would like to work on again, it would be Honshu's movies, maybe. Or a horror movie, perhaps."

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Good. Kill Bill Vol. 3 really isn't needed.
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Vikings to return February 27, 2014!

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History’s drama “Vikings” will return for its 10-episode second season Feb. 27 at 10 p.m., the network said Friday.

The second season of the series will find Ragnar (played by Travis Fimmel), who’s become an earl who’s allied with King Horik, dealing with various struggles stemming from his newfound power.

“[T]here’s a heavy price to pay for Ragnar’s ascent to greatness,” the network said of the upcoming season. “Season two brings crises of faith, of power, of relationships. Brothers rise up against one another. Loyalties shift from friend to foe, and unlikely alliances are formed in the name of supremacy.”

The second season will include new cast members Alexander Ludwig (“The Hunger Games”) and Linus Roache (“Law & Order”).

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Beauty Queen Jennifer Lynn López shows off her better-than-yours legs and overall flawlessness.



Jennifer Lopez steps out in style as she arrives at the Dolby Theatre for the American Idol auditions on Wednesday (December 19) in Hollywood, Calif.

The 44-year-old entertainer was joined by her fellow judge Keith Urban and host Ryan Seacrest as they prepared for the second day of the Hollywood Week auditions, where each contestant had to sing a song of their choice acapella on stage.

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Miranda Kerr Stops by Terry Richardson's Studio



It’s clear to see why the beautiful Miranda Kerr got her wings from Victoria Secret and is the second highest paid supermodel in the world just shy of Giesele Bundchen. Her girl next door appeal with stunning runway looks has pushed the Australian model to incredible heights – most recently being a spread in Harper’s Bazaar. That pictorial was shot by famed photographer Terry Richardson. Surely documented during the time of the magazine shot, Kerr took a few candid shots with the controversial Richardson at his personal studio.

A haven for celebrities and influential figures, Richardson’s New York studio was home to Kerr for a least a short time as he snapped a few shots of her in scantily clad fashion. Well, there is a shot of Kerr in Richardson’s signature glasses and shirt but besides that, she isn’t wearing very much. Check out the shots below as we wait to see who pops by Richardson’s studio next.

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Nigella Lawson, Charles Saatchi and the ugly face of patriarchal power

What was really on display during the trial of the Grillo sisters was the ruthless nature of masculinity in thrall to itself



A man places his hands round his wife's neck in a public place. He is very rich and powerful which perhaps allowed him to think that there were no limits to what he was permitted, or that since the world was in any case always watching, it would only ever admire, never critique. Perhaps he thought that he was outside the law.

Clearly taken aback by the public response – shock followed by more or less undiluted support for his wife – he argues that it was a light-hearted tiff (the images far worse than the reality), that his wife could just as well have had her hands around his neck (as he insisted she often did), and then that she has slandered him by not coming publicly to his defence.

It does not take much to see that these three responses, taken together, make nonsense of each other. He did it but it was nothing; she is as culpable as him; she is the only guilty party in the whole affair. Flailing around in his own arguments, he made himself ridiculous. Her silence was, therefore, not just dignified, or – as some commentators suggested – the classic muteness of women in the face of male violence, but wise. The fact that he had to accept a police caution made no difference. Up until a short while ago, he was still threatening her with legal action for not having spoken out on his behalf.

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6 (3) Great Performances By Black Actors In 2013



In the past few months there has been some discussion about whether 2013 marked a “renaissance” in that hard-to-pin-down genre known as “black film”. It’s been established, of course, that while we did get movies like The Butler, Baggage Claim, Best Man Holiday and 12 Years a Slave, to lump all those films under ghettoizing terms, like, for instance, “race-themed,” was to ignore the diversity in the kinds of stories being told, and ultimately downplay the fact that we actually still have a very long way to go.

There are movies telling black stories, our stories, that I’ve loved this year, films that have easily found a spot on my "best of" lists, including Let the Fire Burn, La Pirogue, and Fruitvale Station. But for me, 2013 was an important year not in the volume of projects starring black people (as earlier revealed only 7% of the films released this year were “black films”), but in the number of great performances across both film and TV. Again, we’re not “there” yet, but still, something must be said for the dynamic characters and featured players that emerged in 2013.

Below is a list, in no particular order, of some of the performers who stood out.
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Which blacktors from this film/Tv season have been overlooked?! As always for me - Khandi Alexander in everything!!!
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Queen Martha Shades Gwyneth



Martha Stewart threw some serious shade on wanna-be Gwyneth Paltrow ... scoffing at our photog's question ... Who's the better lifestyle coach?

Watch Martha blanche at the question, as if the conclusion is painfully obvious.

Her answer has merit -- Martha's run a major lifestyle company for decades. Gwyneth blogs a lot. Martha sells enough stuff to furnish a house. Gwyneth tells you where to buy things you can't afford.
And Martha's been to prison and knits a shawl.

Take that Gwyneth.



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The Tao of ☆Jennifer Lawrence☆

How Jennifer Lawrence Took Over Hollywood. (It’s Not Just Because of Her Charm.)

Why does everyone love Jennifer Lawrence? Hint: It’s not just those silly interviews she gives. Other franchise stars (cough, Kristen Stewart) should take note.

Jennifer Lawrence told a story Wednesday night about butt plugs. The internet swooned. Oh do we love Jennifer Lawrence and her butt plugs. And her accidentally pooping herself. And her fart-smelling house. And her pretty much everything.

No star has ever had it so figured out. What is it, though, that she’s figured out?

How does the Hunger Games and American Hustle star manage to be absolutely everywhere, but still escape the Anne Hathaway horror show of “dear god, no, not her again”? How can she wax poetically about soiling herself at parties and not get branded as sleazy trash, a la Ke$ha? How is it that she’s so unattainably perfect, and yet a nation of Jealous Judys doesn’t hate her guts?

There’s a reason that actors are reticent to sign on for film franchises, no matter the guaranteed financial windfall doing so would bring to their careers. Heading a major blockbuster franchise leaves an actor susceptible to a harsh spotlight and harsher judgment (Kristen Stewart, Twilight). They run the risk of never separating themselves from the legacy of the character they play (Harry Potter, er, I mean Daniel Radcliffe). Expectations for every single movie you open, no matter how big-budget or indie, become absolutely impossible to meet (sound familiar, Johnny Depp?).

Even though she stars in one of the most popular film franchises in release right now, Jennifer Lawrence has remained immune to all of those career diseases. It’s not because she’s some Hollywood unicorn galloping down the red carpet from one adorable and charming talk show appearance to the next like a rare industry beast that somehow hit the career lottery: blockbuster, indies, loving fans, and just generally having it all. It’s not even because of the insane spell she’s cast over society, where the exposure of each successive wart somehow gets us all to coo instead of recoil.

Simply put, it’s her movies. No star has ever charted out a film resumé so shrewdly. Girl knows how to choose a movie role. Behold the Tao of J. Law.
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Ice Age 5 to be released on July 15, 2016

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Manny and his posse will be back in theaters on July 15, 2016.

From Fox Animation Studios and Blue Sky Studios, Ice Age 5 intends to continue the success of the blockbuster family franchise. All told, the first four films grossed $2.8 billion at the global box office.

Last year's Ice Age: Continental Drift took in $874.9 million worldwide, including a massive $714 million internationally. Fox hasn't released any details about the fifth installment, although most of the main voice cast -- led by Ray Romano as Manny the wooly mammoth -- is expected to return.

The July 2016 date was originally occupied by Anubis, another Fox Animation and Blue Sky title. Anubis is being pushed back two years to March 23, 2018, the Easter corridor.

Anubis is loosely based on Bruce Zick's novel about a mummy's curse that results in an unintended trip the Egyptian underworld.

Summer 2016 also sees the debut of Pixar and Disney's Finding Dory, a sequel of sorts to Finding Nemo. Finding Dory hits theaters June 17 -- the same day that DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon 3 is scheduled to open, making for an epic showdown (Fox distributes and markets DWA titles).

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Kanye West Responds to Anti-Semitism Accusation, Calls Comments "An Ignorant Compliment"


Kanye West was recently subject to criticism from the Anti-Defamation League, who accused him of anti-Semitism after comments in a radio interview. In the interview, Kanye said "Black people don't have the same level of connections as Jewish people." The Anti-Defamation League called it "classic anti-Semitism," adding "There it goes again, the age-old canard that Jews are all-powerful and control the levers of power in government."

Now, Kanye has responded to these accusations in conversation with Chicago radio station B96 (via Radio.com). He called the comment an "ignorant compliment" and said it was misconstrued. "I don’t know how being told that you have money is like an insult," Kanye said. "That would be like if somebody complimented black guys and said, ‘All black guys have big penises.’ You don’t want to be the black guy who raises his hand and says like, ‘That’s not true. I have proof!’"

In the interview, Kanye also mentioned that he is hoping to potentially record with Frank Ocean, the Weeknd, and James Blake. He's at work on his Adidas line for now, which will include shoes as well as men's and women's clothing. He told B96 that the items will be on sale in September 2014, and that Adidas will give him "stand-alone stores."

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Spoiler Bomb: Which Beloved TV Couple Will Finally Kiss?


Merry Kissmas, everyone!

Forget about Christmas, ‘cause this is way better. Trust.

We just found out that one of the hottest could-be couples on TV—a pairing with a decidedly devout "shipper" following--is finally going to lock lips for the very first time, and it is filling our Grinchy-sized hearts with so much glee.

It is a first kiss. And it is epic.

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Yoko Ono: Art Would Be Dead Without Lady Gaga


2013 was a very good year for Yoko Ono. She was one of three acts to deliver two top 20 Billboard dance club singles—"Hold Me" (featuring Dave Audé) and "Walking on Thin Ice 2013"—a distinction she shares with only Avicii and Daft Punk; she finally buried the hatchet with Paul McCartney—"What are you going to do…hold a grudge you never really had?" he asked in the November issue of Rolling Stone—and continued to fight the good fight against issues such as world hunger, fracking, and gun control. But the 80-year-old also has a knack for ruling the zeitgeist. Her mastery of high-low culture as evidenced by an absurd menswear collection for Opening Ceremony and a star-studded video for "Bad Dancer," in which she prances around in hot shorts chanting, "I'm a bad dancer/ You're a bad dancer," cemented her iconoclast status. Here, we probe the provocateur for her knee-jerk reaction to women in music, the artist's plight, and the year in pop culture.

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Author Ned Vizzini Dies: Commits Suicide in Brooklyn.



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author Ned Vizzini died Dec. 19 in New York after committing suicide, the medical examiner confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. He was 32.

Vizzini was a young adult writer whose most popular novel, It's Kind of a Funny Story, was published in 2006. The book, which was adapted into a 2010 movie with Zach Galifianakis and Keir Gilchrist, centers on a high school student who attempts to commit suicide and finds himself admitted in a mental hospital.

He also published Be More Chill (2004),Teen Angst? Naah (2000) and The Other Normals (2012). Vizzini had teamed up with film director/producer Chris Columbus earlier this year for the House of Secrets book series. The sequel, House of Secrets: Battle of the Beast, will come out March 25.

Vizzini had written episodes for TV series Last Resort and Teen Wolf. He also was on staff at NBC's upcoming Believe, a midseason drama from J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron.

Vizzini is survived by his wife and their son


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Business Matters: How Beyonce's Album Roll-Out Was Less Than Ideal For Radio, Retail


Most companies probably wouldn't admit it, but they didn't like being left out of the pre-release promotion for Beyonce's new album, which unexpectedly went on sale exclusively at iTunes last Friday evening. Radio, retail, TV, the press and other outlets play an important role in getting attention for new songs and albums. Nearly all of them were left out of "Beyonce." No other album release says more about the current state of digital music, promotion and the role of the old guard.

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Part of me can understand brick & mortar stores trying to hold ground so as not to go the way that Blockbuster did versus digital movies. However, Target comes across petty when they just had an exclusive with Beyonce last album.  And there are plenty of fans who either waited for the physical copy or bought a second copy.

You can buy BEYONCE in stores at FYE, Best Buy, Walmart and apparently Starbucks today!
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Utah Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

Same-sex couples can begin marrying in Utah immediately.


A federal judge declared Utah's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional today, ordering that marriage equality be enacted in the state immediately. There is no stay on the order, meaning gay and lesbian couples can now apply for marriage licenses in Utah, though it's possible the decision could be appealed.

Federal district judge Robert J. Shelby struck down Utah's voter-approved constitutional amendment forbidding marriage equality in the Friday decision, ruling that Amendment 3 is "is unconstitutional because it denies the Plaintiffs their rights to due process and equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution."

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Utah is now the 18th state in the U.S., to extend legal marriage rights to same-sex couples.

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Lindsay Lohan too ‘childish’ for new teen pals



Lindsay Lohan has been hanging with a group of high-flying teenagers since her stint in rehab — but even the youth crowd seems to have tired of the 27-year-old “actress” because she’s just too “childish.”

Sources say premature cougar Lohan even creepily crashed a recent party for the “Rich Kids of Instagram” crowd — where her former love ­interest, 18-year-old male model Morgan O’Connor, was hanging with friends — and then ordered all the young women there to leave before locking herself in a bedroom.

“She finds out where Morgan is, then shows up and causes problems,” said a friend of the dreadlocked model, adding that Lohan was recently miffed O’Connor hadn’t returned her calls, then tracked him down and caused a scene.

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Diddy's Family Christmas Card!


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Have yourself a Merry Diddy Christmas!

Sean "Diddy" Combs, who is a proud papa to six children, gathered up his gang to pose for a festive and fancy Christmas card.

The three mothers of the 44-year-old rapper's children are not featured in the holiday fun but his twin daughters D'Lila and Jessie, daughter Chance, sons Justin and Christian along with his stepson Quincy all smiled sweetly together for the photo.

His adorable girls were dressed in uber-stylish black dresses while the boys all donned dapper tuxedos.

"Happy Holidays from the Combs Family!," he captioned the image that he shared with his over nine million followers on Twitter.

The "all black everything" attire is similar to the fashion the Kardashians wore this year in their annual famous family Christmas card.

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How you doin' Quincy?!
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justin bieber's paternal grandparents not invited to his premiere

Justin Bieber‘s grandparents Bruce and Diane Dale couldn’t have seemed more proud as they walked the purple carpet at the Hollywood premiere of Believe last night. But hundreds of miles away in Canada, it was just another weeknight for his paternal grandparents, George and Kathy Bieber. All but abandoned by their superstar grandson, they sometimes feel “he doesn’t care,” George has said. And some days, they barely recognize the man he has become.

                                     
Reached at his home in Mitchell, Ontario, George admitted that he would have liked to have attended the premiere in L.A. — if he had been invited. As for his relationship with Justin, George sighed heavily before answering, “I really don’t want to talk about it.”
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People's Top Ten Celeb Quotes of the Week!

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"It would look slightly pathetic if I tried to squeeze back into the Elf tights."

– Will Ferrell, shooting down rumors of a sequel to his 2003 hit holiday movie, on Watch What Happens Live




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HAPPY FRIDAY, ONTD!  :-)   xoxo


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Cara Delevingne Slams Paparazzi Who Followed Her Into Church

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Cara Delevingne knows the hassles of being followed by paparazzi. But this may be taking it a little too far!

While working in Florence, Italy earlier today, the 21-year-old model had several photogs actually follow her into a church. The pesky paps continually snapped pics of her inside the sanctum while Delevingne and others were viewing the historic place of worship.

The Brit beauty shared a photo of the paps standing among the pews in front of the church altar on Instagram, writing, "Paparazzi in church... A whole new level of low."

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Will Arnett Dating Producer Erin David After Katie Lee Split



A honey for the holidays! Will Arnett has moved on from his August romance with celebrity chef Katie Lee. The 43-year-old Millers actor is now dating Hollywood producer Erin David, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm.

"Will and Katie Lee fizzled. He lives in LA, she lives in NYC," an insider reveals to Us. "[Erin] produced one of the shows or a film he was in. She produced a lot of Lorne Michaels stuff."

The new couple haven't been hiding their affection for one another either. Arnett and David -- who first worked together in the actor's now-canceled NBC series Up All Night, where she served as executive producer -- recently stepped out together for a very special shindig.

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Michael Jackson’s children speak candidly about their father in documentary





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The world is hearing from Michael Jackson’s youngest son for the first time since the King of Pop’s death.

Eleven-year-old Blanket gives fans a rare glimpse of his sweet personality and future plans in excerpts of a video interview posted online and shared with ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

The youngster was only seven years old when Michael died in 2009 and says he shares his famous father’s love of animals and interest in conservation.

“I’m just trying to help, like Africa, because that’s a very poor continent,” Blanket says in the new video clip obtained by GMA.

“There’s a lot of animals being killed from like poachers and stuff, so I want to help, like, endangered species of animals,” he explains.

The video interview is part of a documentary film project organized by matriarch Katherine Jackson, 83, that’s being promoted online.

Katherine is asking fans to donate to the pay-per-view effort at the website fundanything.com/rememberingmichael.

The sneak-peek trailer posted online also includes excerpts from interviews with Michael’s two older kids – Prince, 16, and Paris, 15 – as well as their grandfather Joe Jackson, 85.


It shows Paris with the long hair she had prior to her suicide attempt over the summer and subsequent hospitalization.

“He promised me he would teach me how to moonwalk. Never got around to it,” Paris says in snippets of her interview. “I will definitely never forget him, ever. He was amazing.”



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Giant Indian billboard tribute to Mandela uses picture of Morgan Freeman


An Indian billboard mourning Nelson Mandela's death has been put up in India, but a photo of actor Morgan Freeman has been mistakenly used.

The memorial to Mandela was placed in the city of Coimbatore by the side of a road.

Morgan Freeman played Mandela in 2009 film Invictus which is probably how the mistake aro

'We should be proud that we were part of an era when they lived,' read the condolence message on the board in Tamil.

Cloth merchant Chandrashekhar, who paid for the board in a private capacity as a mark of respect to the former South African leader, said it was a mistake by the designer.
'We will replace it with the correct picture of Mandela,' the merchant, who uses one name, told AFP by telephone from Chennai, adding that he did not know how the gaffe occurred.


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Beyonce Shows Up at Walmart and gives out $37,500 Worth of Gift Cards to Customers



Beyonce is all smiles while doing some shopping at Walmart on Friday (December 20) in Tewksbury, Mass.

The 32-year-old entertainer was also seen buying a copy of her brand new album Beyonce in pics posted on her Facebook.

During the shopping trip, Beyonce purchased $37,500 worth of gift cards to give to people, who were in the store. Each person received a $50 Walmart gift card within envelopes that read, “Happy Holidays from Beyonce.”

The day before, Beyonce kept it fierce while having some fun at Dave & Busters to celebrate her new album in the Big Apple.

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Are You Ready?



Britney's "Piece Of Me" show will be an A-list event with some of the biggest names in music attending opening night next Friday, December 27 at the newly-named Axis theater inside Planet Hollywood.

“It’s a whole new experience, a complete cosmetic transformation,” Jason Gastwirth, senior VP of marketing and entertainment, tells the Las Vegas sun of the newly renovated theater.

Execs promised fans will experience a nightclub-like atmosphere in the newly opened up lobby area and VIP table service alongside the Axis’ new dance zone.

“It’s a theater now with a dance floor. It’s a theater now with a lobby that’s the equivalent of a club experience,” Gastwirth continued. “In addition to the new VIP seating booths, there’s new flooring, new carpeting. The sound system has been entirely revamped, so it’s the most up-to-date technology anywhere in the world.

“On top of that, we have the latest innovations in LED technology that is way beyond crystal clear and wraps the audience inside the massive projections above the stage, in front of them and down its sides. We’re certainly the first in America with all of this and maybe the world.”

Her stage is twice the size of any basic bitch on tour. She's using an elevated anchor-shaped lip to strut out onto the dance floor.

“So close, in fact, Britney and all the stars who perform there will be able to see every face in the audience,” said her manager, Larry Rudolph. “It’s extraordinary because people just aren’t used to seeing her so up close in what appears such an intimate setting.”

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“We are extremely pleased with Britney’s ticket sales,” Gastwirth said. “Genuinely happy. That’s why we released ticket sales and dates for her second run. It’s a total validation of her success and strength. You only have to wait a few days more to see all the excitement. You’ve never seen anything like this before. It’s going to blow your mind.”

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mind already blown tbh