December 31st, 2013

Gaga ft. Christina Aguilera" Do What You Want" out on New Years day!



IT'S OFFICIAL!!! IT'S REALLY HAPPENING!!!

Sidenote: Gaga confirmed for the Grammys and there were already rumors that Christina would be there too probably performing "Say Something". Perhaps she'll be pulling double shifts and putting out two performances that night?!? And lets talk about the new new DWYW Music Video... can you just IMAGINE what that would be like with Gaga and Xtina?!?



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Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue to return to The X Factor?



Cheryl Cole could be welcomed back onto the X Factor - three years after leaving the ITV show.

Insiders say media mogul and daddy to be Simon Cowell is determined to win the Geordie lass back - and will take a seat right next to her on next year's show.

Simon said of Chez: “She was a really, really good judge. I mean, she took what she did seriously.

“She used to phone me almost every night – one, two, three o’clock in the morning, talking about songs and what she should be doing.

“That’s the kind of judge you want to be working with on these shows, because they really care.

“I hope we’re going to get the chance to work together.”


And, he added, cryptically. “We have to find a way because we had a lot of fun.”

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Kylie Has Chosen Her New Single



Kylie Minogue has done an interview with a French newspaper (thank you Simon C for emailing us the link) and in that interview she says various things about her new album.

The interview is, for obvious reasons, all in French, but thanks to the wonders of Google Translate we can tell you that she has already chosen the first single.

“I’m curious nature,” says Kylie / Google Translate. “I multiplied experiments to try several things, while remaining faithful to my DNA, which could define myself as a singer of ‘dance pop moving and joyful’.”

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First Look: Christian Bale as Moses


Biblical epics are so in right now! As Darren Aronofsky readies to premiere his version of ‘Noah‘ with Russell Crowe, director Ridley Scott has his own retelling to tell. The first look at ‘Exodus,’ which chronicles the story of Moses, has arrived and features Christian Bale on horseback as he surveys the tragedy inflicted on his people in ancient Egypt.

No, this is not like ‘The Prince of Egypt’ where Moses summons godly plagues to the tune of Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey’s “When You Believe.” Dare we say this is a more “gritty” take?

‘Exodus’ features an interesting cast – Joel Edgerton as Pharaoh Ramses, John Turturro as Ramses’ father Seti, Sigourney Weaver as Ramses’ mother Tuya, Aaron Paul as Hebrew slave Joshua (who leads his people to the Promised Land after Moses) and Ben Kingsley. The story comes from the classic Bible tale of Moses as he leads the Israelites out of Egypt and into the Promised Land, and as Scott previously said of the affair, it’s going to be “f—ing huge!”

‘Exodus’ will hit theaters December 12, 2014.

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Britney Spears With Lance Bass In Las Vegas




Britney Spears thrilled the crowd at her Las Vegas show on Monday night (30Dec13) by performing with former 'N Sync star Lance Bass.

The pop superstar kicked off her residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Sin City on Friday night (27Dec13), and introduced a section of the show during which a male audience member is plucked from the crowd to perform with the star on stage.

Tv host Mario Lopez was the lucky guest during the first concert, and on Monday, Spears was surprised to find her longtime friend Bass had been picked for a turn on stage.

Bass, who worked with Spears' ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake in 'N Sync, was pictured grinning as the singer serenaded him and she later thanked him in a post on Twitter.com, writing, "Lance Bass So so good to see you!! Thank u (sic) for coming tonight," while the former boyband star added, "Thank you for dressing me up as a kitty and spanking me! It's like old times. Xoxo Love ya (sic)!"

Socialite Paris Hilton was also in the audience with her sister Nicky.

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Quvenzhane Wallis Is Making Bank For Annie Remake

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Quvenzhane Wallis -- the 10-year-old who was nominated for Best Actress this year for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" -- is going to make a fortune for her next movie ... and that's just for starters.

Q is set to star in the movie remake of "Annie." The producers had to get approval from a judge because she's a minor, and we got the legal docs, showing what this little girl will deposit in her bank account.

-- $750,000 base salary
-- $750,000 bonus if the movie does super good
-- 5% of profits
-- 5% of all merchandising
-- 10% of sound track album royalties

Now get this ... Q's co-stars are Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz. According to her contract, her name cannot be lower than second position. Realistically, that means Q will appear above Cameron.

Q gets unlimited Wi-Fi in her trailer.

She gets veto power on any bloopers before they're released.

When Q promotes the flick ... they have to give her 3 dresses from which to choose and she gets to keep the one she wears. But one caveat -- she can't sell or lend the garment to anyone.

And the best one ... Her image can be used to promote the film but NOT the sale of alcohol, tobacco, firearms, feminine hygiene products and pharmaceuticals. It also prohibits producers using Q's image for gambling, EXCEPT her punim CAN appear on Pachinko machines (everybody's favorite Japanese arcade game).

Make that money. Love her.

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John Mayer Hijacks Katy Perry's Twitter After Stevie Nicks' "Landslide" Leaves Her Speechless

Talk about a teenage dream come true! Katy Perry was left speechless on Monday, Dec. 30, when Fleetwood Mac frontwoman Stevie Nicks did something special for the pop singer and boyfriend John Mayer. During the band's concert in Las Vegas, the living legend dedicated "Landslide" to the power couple.
The two were singled out amid thousands at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to receive the special honor. "John here. Katy can't write because she's getting over Stevie Nicks dedicating Landslide to us at the Fleetwood Mac concert. Unforgettable," tweeted Mayer, who used his girlfriend's account.
"While I'm at it I have a couple things I'd like to get off my-oh, she's motioning for the phone back. Gotta go!!" the 36-year-old rocker tweeted.
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Music Industry Winners 2013: Beyonce, Streaming, Rap DJs

Earlier today I offered up a few big names in the music industry who’ve seen better years than 2013. Now it’s time to outline three of the biggest winners.
There were certainly other success stories in the music business over the past year, but these three struck me as being particularly notable:
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Gerard Way Has A New Comic About Badass Cats On The Horizon

Coming off the success of “The Fabulous Killjoys”, former My Chemical Romance frontman continues his foray into comics with a new book called “All Ages”. Little is known about the project, but Gerard Way has been tweeting about the book, and we do know there will be cats involved.

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Kim Kardashian Posts Video Retrospective Of Kanye West Relationship

Kim Kardashian posted a video retrospective of her relationship with Kanye West ahead of New Year’s Eve.

The clip, titled “Kimye Love,” shows photos of the couple, video footage of them talking about their romance and scenes from West’s epic marriage proposal.

It’s set to Rihanna’s “Stay” and West and Keri Hilson’s “Knock You Down,” which played when the rapper popped the question to the reality star.

Kardashian uploaded the clip under the name Kim West, and captioned the video, “Happy endings do come true!”



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Taylor Swift rebuilds sea wall after storm damage; locals angered


The original concrete retaining wall at Taylor Swift's house in Watch Hill and the freshly laid riprap to the left.


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Permits were issued to Taylor Swift on November 6 for “riprap revetment repair” and "landscaping 128 feet of new retaining wall" along the sea wall of her Watch Hill beach house. The permit allows for the replacement of unsafe rocks and re-setting of existing rocks, as reported by the Westerly Sun in November.

“It all started during Sandy,” said Laura Dwyer, spokeswoman for the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council. “The wall sustained damage during Sandy. We’ve done our due diligence,” she added, noting that several CRMC staff members and the executive director visited the property before approving the application. “It’s a permitted activity.”

Amy Grzybowski, Westerly’s director of planning, code enforcement and grant administration, told the Westerly Sun that town officials were also aware of the project.

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However, on December 29, David Collins of the New London Day wrote a column in which he expressed his shock at "the scope of the work" taking place on what he referred to as a “public” beach. He wrote that the workers were "rearranging the rocky coastline" by moving boulders from the sea with a crane. He questioned whether it would have an effect on the quality of local surfing.

Collins compared the level of activity to the "building of a landing strip or a mall" and and bemoaned the unattractive sight of a dirt track and construction staging area, “with temporary fencing, generator, light tower for night work, construction trailer and portable potty", on Swift's land. This construction area is viewable from the nearby public path down to the beach. He quoted an unnamed surfer who claimed the work is "completely illegal" and said Swift did not obtain "one single permit from the town" for the work.

Collins contacted the Town Hall where Building Official David Murphy said he had decided no building permit was needed. Only a CRMC permit was needed for the repair of such a wall.

The story was picked up by various news outlets, including Radar, Gawker and the Daily Mail. ‘I don’t know how the hell they let her do this without approval or nothing,’ a furious Richard Bishop, 76, told MailOnline as he climbed atop the wall to survey the development. 



"I just can't believe she didn't need permits for it," 48-year-old James Tuscano said.

Pete Silva, 31, said the construction covers up years of history. The spot has been a popular spot for teenagers to hang out for longer than he's been alive. It's also become a makeshift memorial of sorts for his friend Trevor Johnson, who drowned there in 2004.
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A Note From Ani DiFranco



Hi. I’m Ani DiFranco. You may remember me from such things as singing like a wizard trapped inside an aged toad is trapped inside of my throat and being allergic to capital letters. I’m here to talk to you about something that’s very close to my heart today: writing songs on old slavery plantations.

Some people like to have Ideas quietly by themselves at home or at work. Not me. I like to have my Ideas on official Ideas Vacations and performance seminars, preferably in an enormous old building with a wraparound veranda. When I found out where the seminar was going to be held, I thought, “Whoa,” and then I stopped thinking about it and went back to teaching seashells about self-determination and some basic chord progressions.

It’s not like I hadn’t given any thought to how it would feel to spend four days writing songs with my Ideas Colleagues on an infamous slavery site. We were going to bring really good vibes with us. Vibes of compassion, and also transformation, which as everyone knows is how you heal a plantation.

But there will be no vibes now. I am taking my vibes and my ideas and my compassion and I am going home to my Tempurpedic mattress because of your negative and unfortunate energy.

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Amazon leaks New Bruce Springsteen Album



Despite a pronounced release date of Jan. 14, Bruce Springsteen's "High Hopes" briefly became available for purchase and download via Amazon on Saturday (Dec. 28).

"High Hopes" could be found on Amazon's mobile website in an MP3 format. It is unclear whether or not this was the website's intention. Since then, the album has become available through file-sharing websites by those who purchased the album through Amazon. Amazon has since rescinded the ability to download the album, which was merely available by buying each song individually.

The album marks the Boss' 18th studio album and first since 2012's "Wrecking Ball." It also marks the first album for the E Street Band, Springsteen's longtime backing band, since the announcement of its induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this April.

In addition to the usual cast of players, "High Hopes" also includes Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello, who appears on eight of the 12 tracks -- including on a new version of "The Ghost of Tom Joad" as a vocalist. Deceased E Street members Clarence Clemons and Danny Federici also make appearances.

Jay Z and Beyoncé Complete Vegan Challenge



Jay Z and Beyoncé’s vegan days are over. The couple has officially completed their 22-day vegan challenge.

The Roc Nation mogul announced his plans to go vegan right before his 44th birthday. As part of the challenge, he and his wife only ate plant-based foods. They were spotted at popular vegan restaurants in L.A. and Chicago during the 22-day challenge, which ended on Christmas Day.

According to E! News, the Carters celebrated the completion of the challenge by visiting Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen in Norcross, Ga., over the weekend.

They also traveled down south, where they once again dined on seafood at Miami hotspot Seasalt and Pepper on Sunday (via Page Six). According to chef Alfredo Alvarez, they ordered pappardelle, lobster risotto, and seafood casserole.

While there, they met up with Gloria Estefan and her family. “Ran into the incredible @Beyonce & @Jay-Z post Dolphin game @ Sea Salt on the Miami River, sweet, Em was catatonic!” tweeted the singer.

Jay Z will resume his “Magna Carter World Tour” on January 2, while Bey has some time off before heading to Europe in February for the next leg of her “Mrs. Carter Show” tour.

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Eve Is Engaged to British Designer Maximillion Cooper!



Eve's love is going the distance.

The singer-actress is engaged to British designer and Gumball 3000 founder Maximillion Cooper, E! News exclusively confirms.

Eve's rep tells us that Cooper popped the question on Christmas Day, the sparkly evidence of which was first spied on Instagram in a photo in which she's surrounded by family—and flashing a diamond ring!

The pic prompted an immediate flood of speculative congratulations from fans, none of which the entertainer denied. In fact, she responded with heart emojis!

"#familytime!!!! Me and my mom and my lil brother Farrod just got to the English country side," wrote the artist born Eve Jeffers, what turned out to be a very revealing caption.

"Feel so#blessed to be with my family and sharing my life here. I pray that you bring 2014 in with people you #love. And nothing but #good #energy."

Cooper was born in Staffordshire, England. He and Eve have been splitting their time between the U.S. and London.

This will be the first trip down the aisle for Eve. Cooper, who has been dating the former Ruff Ryders rapper since at least 2011, has four children from his previous marriage.

Cooper is also the founder of the international motor rally known as Gumball 3000, in which more than 100 exotic cars are driven around the world, via a different route each year, by way of public streets. This year's 15th-anniversary rally went from Copenhagen to Monaco.

Eve, who in addition to sharing a Grammy with Gwen Stefani for the hit tune "Let Me Blow Ya Mind," is best known for her work on the big screen in Barbershop and xXx and on TV in her own sitcom Eve.

Cooper posted pics from their very festive-looking Christmas in Edinburgh together.

"#EVE #christmas overload! #christmastree#decorations #lights #icicles #presents #edinburgh#happyholidays @therealeve," he wrote on one. And on another: "My lil' #scottish #Eve in #edinburgh #boxingday#mulledcider #happyholidays."

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Alyssa Milano calls out Jay Mohr after he makes comments about her weight

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There’s bad blood brewing between Jay Mohr and Alyssa Milano after the brash comic lobbed a number of weight-related jabs at the actress following a joint appearance at a Las Vegas NASCAR award show.

After the event, Mohr told a radio show Milano’s “very tiny — in height — [but] it seems like she had a baby and said, ‘I don’t really give a shit’ — I read it on her gut.”

He later said of the Who’s The Boss star, “Somebody sat in the director’s chair and was not wearing Spanx and I was like, ‘Jesus Christ.’”

The 41-year-old beauty tweeted this at the comedian:




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Dwyane Wade's Alleged Bottom Heavy Baby Mama Sandrina Schultz

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Dwyane Wade probably had a bad day yesterday (December 30). News broke that D. Wade was the father of a new baby boy. This is all good but it turns out the new seed isn't with his fiancée, Gabrielle Union, but with a woman named Sandrina Schultz.

Of course, Sandrina had already,allegedly, been yapping to the press (read: gossip sites) about her come up; telling one earlier year about Wade's supposed orgy exploits.Also, the 29-year-old had an affair with Lamar Odom and spoke to Star magazine about his drug use.

Getting impregnated and carrying an NBA superstar's child to full term is like hitting the lotto in jump off circles, just saying. Now we're not going to pretend that we give any f-cks about what Sandrina has to say, that's her and her baby daddy's, and whoever she snared's, business. However, we gotta admit that Wade's side chick is easy on the eye. Add to that equation the fact that this woman is packing a mean onion; we just had to track down photos of her. Which we are now sharing with you. You're welcome. Check out photos of Dwyane Wade's baby mama Sandrina on the following pages.

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Queen of Pop's Year in Style

Lady Gaga's 2013 Style By The Numbers
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It's hard to believe that in early 2013 Lady Gaga was forced to cancel her tour and undergo hip surgery. It's even harder to believe that she flew beneath the radar while she recuperated and it wasn't until late July that she emerged and, subsequently, crammed a whole lotta fashion into the end of this year. The past five months have been full ofuncomfortable footwear, unique accessories, and outfits only Lady Gaga would consider appropriate for 10-hour flights. Though she largely mixes up her looks (like, hourly, amirite?), there are actually some common elements her ensembles, and we've found them and rounded them up for your viewing pleasure.

Now, without further ado, what Lady Gaga wore in 2013:

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12 POP albums to get excited about in 2014: Kylie, Shakira & more

2013 delivered some unexpected album surprises in David Bowie, Daft Punk and Beyoncé, as well as some much-hyped releases that failed to impress.
But what releases can we expect in 2014? Read below to find out what albums you can get excited about over the next 12 months.
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DWade & Gabrielle - Evidence They Were NOT On A Break When Baby Was Conceived

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Exactly 9 months before Dwyane Wade's son was born (by a woman who's NOT his fiancee) ... Wade and Gabrielle Union were still acting like they were very much a couple ... and TMZ has the proof.

We broke the story ... Wade's baby mama Aja Metoyer gave birth to Dwyane's son Xavier on Nov. 10. Wade claims the two were on a "break" at the time.

But on February 5th (9 months before the birth), Gabrielle was Instagramming about Wade ... posting a photo of the NBA star cuddled up with her dog Sasha along with caption, "Sasha don't play when it comes to her man... 'Down to ride 'til the very end, it's me and my boyfriend.'"

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Michael Fassbender Covers 'British GQ' February 2014



Whether exploring new worlds in Prometheus or pushing the limits of sex addiction in Shame, no one straddles the art-house and the multiplex like Michael Fassbender. His beautiful, evil turn in 12 Years A Slave, out this month, is proof that the 36-year-old is the best actor for a generation. In the February issue, out on 2 January, GQ goes mano-a-mano with the star his own director hails as the new Marlon Brando.

The February 2014 issue of British GQ is out on 2 January, priced £3.99. GQ is also available on the iPad, Android and Kindle Fire.

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7 (5) Box-Office Quirks of 2013



Yes, 2013 movies set another record at the box office, in large part because the films were bigger and the tickets were more expensive. And yes, there will probably be more $100-million grossers released this calendar year than ever before, when all’s said and done. (According to vital Hollywood-tracking resource Box Office Mojo, the number of 2013 films raking in more than $100 million sits at 31, with Anchorman 2 all but assured to pass the mark, and American Hustle likely to as well; the record is 32.) But when you look more closely at the numbers, some interesting patterns and tidbits emerge about the year in movies, from a financial standpoint. Here are seven things we noticed.

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Marvel releases first still & synopsis of "Guardians of the Galaxy"



Just before most people were ready to sneak off into the night to toast the new year, Disney and Marvel released their 2014 preview. It was mostly full of stuff we’d already seen (remember those ‘Captain America 2′ pics from the other day?) with one notable exception: our first official look at ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’

Up until now, the best we’ve seen of James Gunn’s upcoming Marvel movie was a bunch of concept art and the bootlegs of Comic-Con footage. Now, we have a hi-res image of the entire team: Gamora, Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Drax and Groot.

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The Best & Worst Soap Moments of 2013


With 2013 coming to an end (finally), here's a look back at all the best and worst moments to hit our favourite daytime soaps. All My Children and One Life to Live were resurrected for a few short months, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless celebrated milestones while Days of our Lives and The Bold and the Beautiful shook things up. Robin finally returned to Port Charles, Dylan turned out to be Nikki's long-lost son in Genoa City, Ridge came back to Los Angeles as a Red Wings fan and Kristen raped a priest in Salem!

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What were your favourite soap moments ONTD?

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A Review of the Latino-themed "Paranormal Activity"; TV-Spot



In a genre known for excluding people of color, one has to wonder, is the new Latino themed installment of Paranormal Activity any good? As early reviews from DreadCentral, Bloody-Disgusting and Ain't It Cool News are coming in, Latino Review gives Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (opening Friday, January 3, 2014) a review from the Latino perspective.

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The Kims go ski-ing

The Kims go ski-ing: A typically stage managed public appearance on the slopes for the Kardashian family… and North Korean dictator Jong-Un



  • Kim Jong-Un ordered the nation's first resort be opened as soon as possible

  • Kim Kardashian hit the slopes on the same day with fiance Kanye West

  • Swiss-educated dictator took a ride at the Masik Pass Ski Resort

One seems bent on world domination, a powerful media manipulator capable of influencing the lives of millions. The other is a North Korean dictator.


But it seems reality TV star Kim Kardashian and ruthless Kim Jong-Un have a previously unknown common hobby – a love of ski-ing.


As the Kardashian family posed for paparazzi in designer ski wear, North Korea's Kim Jong-Un was also creating his own stage-managed image at the secretive country's newly-opened ski resort.




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Big Fat Quiz of Year 2013


At the end of each year, the incredibly hilarious Jimmy Carr hosts The Big Fat Quiz show on the UK’s Channel 4, sending up all the awful/amazing bits of pop culture to which we dedicated ourselves for the past twelve months. This year, panelists include Kristen Schaal, Jack Whitehall and  The IT Crowd‘s Noel Fielding and Richard Ayoade.

There are also cameos from Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, and Paul Rudd. Oh, and hey, the TARDIS is right there in the opening credits, so you know they dedicate a lot of time to Doctor Who. Get ready to laugh until you pee. Geronimo!


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Jade Thirlwall Asks for Charity Donations at her 21st Birthday Party


The singer celebrated her 21st birthday at the weekend, but put others before herself by asking friends and family members to make a donation to Cancer Connections.

Jade is a patron of the South Shields-based charity, which offers advice and therapies to cancer patients and their families.

The pop star, who stormed to victory on the X Factor in 2011 with bandmates Perrie Edwards, also from South Shields, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, said: “There was nothing that I really needed or wanted, so I thought it would be a nice idea to raise some money for Cancer Connections instead.

“I didn’t tell Deborah from the charity though, because I knew she wouldn’t let me do it otherwise – she would have wanted me to enjoy getting some birthday presents.
“We just put some buckets on the bar and asked people to give their change when they got a drink.

“It’s not much to ask, but it’ll make a real difference to Cancer Connections and they do a great job.

“They need all the help they can get and I’m always happy to pitch in any way I can.”

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Black Sails: An Inside Look & The Official Opening Credits Sequence



1715. The Golden Age of Piracy. New Providence is a lawless island, controlled by history's most notorious pirate captains. A cutthroat world of murderers, outcasts and thieves, the men and women of Black Sails are all hustling to survive. Black Sails premieres January 25th at 9pm ET/PT on STARZ.

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Caroline Wozniacki engaged to Rory McIlroy


Rory McIlroy rang in 2014 in style. The golf superstar proposed to longtime girlfriend and former tennis No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki after the clock struck midnight in Sydney, Australia.

McIlroy and Wozniacki began dating in the summer of 2011, after the golfer split with his former girlfriend. They were first spotted sharing dinner in London and soon began a much-publicized romance. Though Irish tabloids frequently report false rumors of break-ups, the couple has dated for 2.5 years and are a frequent presence at each other’s sporting events.

Judging by his tweet, Rory thinks being engaged will help his golf game in 2014. Gary Player probably begs to differ, but we’ll agree with Rory. Nothing’s better than being young and in love.

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Meet Ransom Riggs, Author of a Tim Burton Movie-to-Be

A Book That Started With Its Pictures



Ransom Riggs Is Inspired by Vintage Snapshots

Growing up in Florida, the writer Ransom Riggs was often taken by his grandmother to swap meets and secondhand shops. “It was pretty torturous for an 11- or 12-year-old boy,” Mr. Riggs said recently, “but I would find these boxes of old snapshots.”

One picture — it reminded him of a girl he’d had a crush on at camp — had such an effect on him that he bought it and put it by his bed. “Years later, I took it out and looked on the back,” he recalled, “and it said that she had died at age 15 of leukemia. I thought, oh, wow, I’ve been living with a ghost.”

Mr. Riggs’s attraction to haunting photographs eventually became the catalyst for his first novel, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” (2011), a surprise best seller, whose plot was inspired by the dozens of vintage snapshots featured in its pages, which add to its uncanny atmosphere. With the film rights to “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” sold to 20th Century Fox (Chernin Entertainment is aiming for a summer 2015 release), and “Hollow City,” the second book in a planned “Miss Peregrine” trilogy, to be published in January, Mr. Riggs is beginning to feel at home in a career he calls “accidental.”

It was in 2009 that Mr. Riggs, a graduate of the University of Southern California’s film school, stumbled on a trove of vintage snapshots at a flea market and felt the stirrings of an obsession.
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'Seinfeld' Diner Immortalized (Again) in 'Tom's Restaurant: A Documentary About Everything'



It's most famous as the subject of Suzanne Vega's song "Tom's Diner" and as the exterior of the restaurant on "Seinfeld," but the history of New York City's Tom's Restaurant goes back much further than that. The eatery's storied past and continuing importance as a part of pop culture and a neighborhood staple is told in a new film, "Tom's Restaurant: A Documentary About Nothing Everything."

The trailer -- which is a mini documentary itself, clocking in at more than five minutes -- gives a brief synopsis of the restaurant's past and present. It was opened by a Greek family in the 1940s and is still owned by the same clan today.

In addition to serving as the exterior of Jerry, Elaine, Kramer, and George's favorite hangout spot on "Seinfeld" in the '90s (the interior scenes were shot on a soundstage), it also welcomed a slew of famous guests over the years, including regulars like guitarist Bob Rose (who worked on films including "Grease" and "Footloose") and professor and philosopher Dr. Cornel West.

"It's a beautiful place to be," West says of the restaurant in the trailer. "You just see the flow ... of humanity come through Tom's."

For more about the film, check out the trailer and the documentary's website.

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Seinfeld pooooost! Tell me your fave characters, episodes, everythinggg! For those who 'never got Seinfeld' go make a Friends post because idgaf bye
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NYE Sports Post ! THE ROCK GIFTS THE WWE TITLE BELT FOR LEBRON JAMES’ BIRTHDAY




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By now you’re aware that on Monday, December 30, LeBron James turned 29 years old. The 4-time MVP and 2-time NBA champion, celebrated with a close win in Denver, but one fan of his — former wrestler turned actor, Dwayne Johnson, or The Rock to the nostalgic — appears to have given LeBron one belt he doesn’t have yet, the WWE Championship belt.

Man, Rasheed Wallace is probably pissed off The Rock stole his steez. Late Monday night, The Rock posted the below instagram photo showing off the Championship belt he won eight times during his wrestling career in the WWF/E. He captioned the photo:

“Keep chasin’ greatness and doin’ it strong brotha @kingjames.. Happy Birthday and rep your new WWE Title w/ pride. #Boots2Asses #ThePeoplesChampToTheKing #305Family

The number 305 is the area code for Miami since we all know Dwayne is a sucker for those metonym hashtags, and it appears Dwayne is handing out the title belt to James.











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Happy New Year guys and thanks for participating in the sports post this year !!!! see ya'll at the Sochi games !!