January 7th, 2014

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Android is coming to your car!!!



Google has kicked off press day here at CES 2014 in Las Vegas by announcing that Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai, and chip manufacturer Nvidia are creating a partnership aimed at bringing Android to your car.

Called the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), it promises that automotive infotainment systems may run on the open-source operating system as soon as 2014.

The idea of Audi bringing Android to the automotive scene was long-rumored ahead of CES. While it was expected that Audi and Google would pair up to bring Android into the car, the inclusion of other partners is something that hadn't hit the rumor mill until today.

The alliance uses a platform that's already familiar to drivers and developers alike, giving automakers access to an open ecosystem and allowing programmers to easily create new apps specifically tailored to in-car use.

When Nvidia revealed its latest chip last night, the Tegra K1, it specifically teased the possibility of cars that could employ Android computing not just for infotainment, but for a host of demanding functions such as driverless travel.

Patrick Brady, Android's director of engineering, wrote in a blog post that OAA would create a "driving-optimized experience," customizing Android to make driving "safer, easier and more enjoyable for everyone."

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Behind-the-scenes of Kaley Cuoco's wedding prep and some of the ceremony

Kaley Cuoco‘s friend and make-up artist Jamie Greenberg shared an exclusive video of the star getting ready to marry fiancé Ryan Sweeting on New Year’s Eve.

“Soooooooo you asked for it….an EXCLUSIVE behind the scenes at Kaley Cuoco’s wedding. We share the look and some other fun moments as we get her ready. It was a blast to be a part of this EPIC new year’s eve/surprise wedding. Come with me and enjoy this candid experience.”




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Becoming Youtube: Charity/Syria edition


After tackling other Youtube-centric topics over the last year, Becoming Youtube's second-to-last episode takes on charity. On the heels of the Vlogbrothers' annual #p4a (which raised over $870,000 for various charities, Dec 2013) and Jacksgap's Rickshaw Run (which raised over $175,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust, Dec 2013), Ben and Jack ask if the mass media have desensitized us to the images of people in need, to black and white videos with sad children and melancholy music in the background, has it "made us too familiar with the plight of every fucker?" ... While visiting/interviewing Syrian refugees in refugee camps in Jordan.


lbr, this could've been far worse.

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armond white shows what a class act he is, heckles steve mcqueen at new york critics' circle award


The 79th annual New York Film Critics Circle Awards turned awkward on Monday night when CityArts editor Armond White started to heckle director Steve McQueen.

McQueen had just accepted his prize for “12 Years a Slave,” presented by Harry Belafonte, when the interruption broke out.

As soon as McQueen took the stage, White started shouting from his table at the back of the room. “You’re an embarrassing doorman and garbage man,” White boomed. “F—you. Kiss my ass.”

McQueen either didn’t hear the comments or pretended not to. He thanked the critics group for honoring him with an award previously given to John Ford and Woody Allen, at which point White hissed “pulease.”

This isn’t the first time White, a controversial critic who often hates the movies everybody else loves and panned “12 Years a Slave,” has thrown a public fit at the annual gala meant to celebrate film.

In 2011, White hosted the ceremony and took verbal jabs at the winning performances from Annette Bening and Michelle Williams. In 2012, he jeered at Robert DeNiro and Viola Davis as they were speaking on-stage.

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Golden Globes 2014: First Presenters and Menu Announced


The first set of presenters announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for Sunday’s Golden Globes includes Kevin Bacon, Julie Bowen, Laura Dern, Robert Downey Jr., Jimmy Fallon, Colin Farrell, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, Uma Thurman and Reese Witherspoon.

Bacon, Dern, Downey Jr., Farrell, Lawrence, Thurman and Witherspoon have each won Golden Globe Awards, and Kunis was a 2011 nominee. Dern also served as Miss Golden Globe in 1982.


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Shakira says working with Rihanna on their new song collaboration was "utopia"



Shakira has opened up about her new collaboration with Rihanna and says working with the 'Diamonds' singer was "utopia".

The 'Whenever, Wherever' star releases her new single 'Can't Remember To Forget You' next Monday (13th January) with Rihanna on guest vocals and says the pair got on incredibly well in the recording studio.

"Working with her was utopia," Shakira reveals in the February issue of Glamour magazine. "She's the sexiest woman on the planet.

"And at the end of the day, we're both just basically Caribbean girls," Shakira explained. "The chemistry was so good and so real.

"She taught me dance moves, she was a sweet teacher," the 'She Wolf' singer added.

Shakira's new single 'Can't Remember To Forget You' featuring Rihanna is out 13th January.

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SOAPnet ends 14-year run


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SOAPnet faded away on New Year's Eve, despite protests from hundreds of soap fans who relied on the channel to catch up with such daytime dramas as "General Hospital," "The Young and the Restless" and "Days of Our Lives."
Disney announced in December that it would pull the plug on the channel, as part of a shift in corporate priorities.
Once the broadcast leader in daytime dramas, boasting such classics as "All My Children," "One Life to Live" and "Port Charles," Disney's ABC network now produces only one soap, "General Hospital."
Disney's SOAPnet channel -- which launched in January 2000 -- proved to be a friendly oasis for super fans before the widespread adoption of digital video recorders, which allowed consumers to easily record the shows for later viewing.
The channel turned into a big moneymaker by giving Disney a venue for additional runs of soap episodes, bringing in new viewers and advertisers as well as programming fees from cable and satellite TV operators. The channel's programming costs were modest.
A year ago, Disney attempted to replace SOAPnet with a channel geared for young children called Disney Junior. But cable and satellite TV operators were loath to drop SOAPnet, realizing that it was a favorite among the most dedicated fans.
TV providers added the Disney Junior channel to their offerings, and for more than a year, Disney has provided programming for both channels.
Repeats of "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful," which air on CBS, already have relocated to the TVGN cable channel, which is co-owned by CBS Corp.
Some viewers have lamented Disney's decision to focus on building a new children's network -- at the expense of SOAPnet.
"This is why the children of today are obese, they spend too much time in front of the TV, computers and not enough time playing," one SOAPnet fan, Jean Davis, wrote on latimes.com. "Disney is not thinking of the people that work all day. We rely on the SOAPnet channel to watch what we miss during the day."

Nooo. I'm gonna miss the old 90210 reruns


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Alex O'Loughlin's house damaged in fire

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This time, it was Alex O'Loughlin who needed help from the Hawaii authorities.

The actor, 39, who is normally the one doing the saving as detective Steve McGarrett on Hawaii Five-0, needed a visit from the Honolulu Fire Department on Monday to extinguish a fire that started in his garage and threatened the rest of his $4 million Diamond Head home on O'ahu.

Neighbors told Hawaii News Now that an explosion rang out around 3:45 p.m., the garage door blew off, and smoke began billowing out. Some 50 firefighters responded, and the fire was controlled by 4:11 p.m.

No one was hurt.

O'Loughlin wasn't home at the time but later returned to survey the damage, estimated at $110,000.

"The first company arriving found smoke and flame coming out of the garage," said HFD Capt. Terry Seelig. "The fire appears to have caused heavy damage to the garage and its contents and nothing to the house."

O'Loughlin lives in the Diamond Head home with girlfriend Malia Jones, their 14-month-old son Lion and two older children from previous relationships.

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Nicola Roberts is working on a new album (with the same producer as Kylie)



Nicola Roberts is working on a new album for 2014. The former Girls Aloud star will partner with record producer Fred Ball for the new album. Ball who is also a songwriter has collaborated with Little Mix and KT Tunstall.

This will be the second album from Roberts, following the 2011 release of her debut solo album Cinderella's Eyes. She also penned some songs for the Little Mix album Salute.

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New Kylie, Nicola, and Little Mix albums? What kind of holy pop trinity?


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Disney to showcase new Pixar short 'Party Central' in front of 'Muppets Most Wanted'.



As any Jim Henson fan could tell you, Muppets and monsters are an ideal match, like chocolate and peanut butter or Cookie Monster and sugary baked treats. It’s only fitting, then, that Disney is set to unveil the latest Pixar short film — a Monsters University spinoff titled Party Central — in front of Muppets Most Wanted when that movie hits theaters March 21, 2014.

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Dennis Rodman pulls a Kanye on CNN



Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, and friend of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, reacted wildly to questions about imprisoned American Kenneth Bae from CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Tuesday morning.

“Are you going to take an opportunity, if you get it, to speak up for the family of Kenneth Bae and say, ‘Let us know why this man is being held?’ If you can help them, will you take the opportunity?” Cuomo asked.

“The one thing about politics, Kenneth Bae did one thing. If you understand — if you understand what Kenneth Bae did,” Rodman said, adding “Do you understand what he did? In this country?

Rodman went on to scream at Cuomo for not recognizing the sacrifice being made by the other former NBA players who are in North Korea to play a game as a “birthday present” for Kim Jong-un.

1:40 is the moment the other idiots realize they have made a huge mistake by trusting Rodman

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RnB Queen Ashanti "Braveheart" Album Promo Pics


It’s been over 5 years since the RnB Queen has put out an album, but it seems as though her fans won’t have to wait much longer. After suffering numerous delays in 2013, Ashanti assured her followers that her album BraveHeart was on its way this weekend by posting a series of fierce new promo pics. According to her recent interview with DJ Whoo Kid, she’s recorded over 60 songs over the past few years before the project started coming together.

Music changes so much and I’ve been recording for awhile. I would get to the end of recording, and the songs would be hot, then I’d record a few more. Sometimes records get dated so if you aren’t ready to release now, you have to keep recording so you can stay current.

I came from a major. Being signed to Def Jam, being signed to Universal, all partnered up with Murder Inc. When it was done, 2008 was my last record with Universal, [and] from 2009 to 2012 I walked away from 7 offers from majors. It was really hard. It was tough because it’s the fear of the unknown. But the 360 [deals] and everything it stands for, I just couldn’t wrap my brain around it, so I chose this route [to go Independent] and it’s the best thing for me now.


Ashanti is now head of her own label, Written Entertainment, which means she finances her own projects.

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"Carmen Carrera and Laverne Cox Respond Flawlessly To Katie Couric’s Invasive Questions"



On Monday, transgender model Carmen Carrera and Orange is the New Black actress Laverne Cox made a daytime TV talk show appearance on the ABC show Katie hosted by Katie Couric. What was advertised as a platform for these two talented and charming ladies to talk about the projects they are working on and transgender issues, quickly devolved into an awkward inquisition about their genitals led by the host. Both women stepped up to the challenge, though, and turned the interview into a triumphant verbal parade by both Carrera and Cox on what it’s like to be trans, what it’s like to have people ask you about your genitals on a regular basis and what issues are really important to the trans community.

Things started to seem a little odd ....

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Directors Guild of America 2014 film awards nods announced - Cuaron, McQueen, Scorsese & more



The Directors Guild of America on Tuesday announced the nominees for its feature film awards.

The nominees in the TV and commercials categories will be announced Thursday, while the documentary nominees are set to be unveiled Monday.

The winners will be announced at the 66th annual DGA Awards ceremony, taking place Jan. 25 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Jane Lynch is set to host.

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Robin Thicke, Lorde, & Katy Perry to Perform at Grammys



Music’s Biggest Night just got bigger. Robin Thicke, Lorde, and Katy Perry have been added to the performers for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

Four-time nominee Lorde will make her Grammy debut, while Perry returns to the stage for the third year in a row at L.A.’s Staples Center.

Thicke, who is nominated for three awards including Record of the Year for “Blurred Lines,” will join rock band Chicago for a special performance.

“Honored to announce I will be performing on @TheGRAMMYs Jan. 26th on @CBSTweet. Dream come true #GRAMMYs,” tweeted the R&B crooner.

“Get Lucky” duo Daft Punk will team up with Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, and Nile Rodgers, while Metallica is set to rock out with Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang.

Other previously announced performers include Kendrick Lamar with Imagine Dragons and P!nk with fun.’s Nate Ruess.

LL Cool J will host the Grammys, airing live on Sunday, January 26, on CBS.

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The ONTD Film Critic Society Awards: VOTING REMINDER POST



Because some of you missed the original voting post because of time zones, this is a reminder that voting is still open for the Best Movies of 2013 post! Winners post will be up by the end of the week, so make sure you vote soon.

CAST YOUR BALLOT


Feel free to use this post as an FFA to discuss your fav movies of the year/whine about your fav not getting nominated/decide which Best Eye Candy candidate has the nicest butt/etc.

NBC Orders Craig Robinson Comedy Pilot To 6-Episode Series (Amandla Stenberg, Larenz Tate Co-star)



Last May, when NBC released its official 2013/2014 schedule lineup, it looked like Craig Robinson's comedy series, from creators of The Office, was dead, because it wasn't on the list.

Skip ahead to July, to news that the series actually could see the light of day, as NBC had reportedly ordered 3 additional scripts for the untitled series, and extended its options on the entire cast, which includes Amandla Stenberg and Larenz Tate.

Skip ahead, finally, to today, to news that NBC has taking another leap forward, and ordered 6 episodes of the series, which is now titled Mr. Robinson.

First announced as a possibility in the fall of 2012, NBC gave a pilot order to a new comedy series from The Office executive producer Greg Daniels, penned by Owen Ellickson (supervising producer for The Office), and starring funnyman/actor Craig Robinson.

The project was to follow a talented musician (played by Robinson) with rough edges, who adjusts to his new life as a music teacher in a big-city middle school, where he encounters teacher politics and the temptations of single moms. Tate was to play Craig's character's brother and partner in the duo's band called The Filthy Gentleman, further described as a charismatic lady-killer who has never held a regular job, thanks to his musical talents, and who thinks Craig's dedication to his students is a waste of time. Stenberg was to play a spunky, fearless and smart 8th grader, desperate to learn to sing despite the fact that she can't, with Craig's character reluctant to teach her.

The series plot and cast roles remain the same.

The lead role in a comedy series on a major network should be a good look for Robinson, and I'm sure he's thrilled that NBC finally pulled the trigger.

No ETA yet however, although I'd look for it on NBC's scheduled for the 2014/2015 season.

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'The Queen Latifah Show' Is Coming Back For Another Year




As I wrote a few weeks ago, The Queen Latifah Show has being doing well enough in the ratings that it looked very likely that it would be renewed for another year (HERE).

And just today, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that, indeed, the show has been officially renewed for a second season.
Latifah’s show has been outrating all other new talk shows which premiered this year, and the show has gotten clearance to be broadcast on 97 % of all CBS stations through 2015.

With Katie Couric’s talk show already canceled, and Arsenio Hall’s own show on life support, it looks like Queen Latifah’s show has some pretty smooth sailing ahead.

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Getting To Know AOTY Nominee Sara 'She's-So-Boring' Bareilles


Her music and her voice sound so sweet, but in many of her songs, what Sara Bareillis is actually doing is not-so-sweetly telling someone off.


"I might not say it to your face, but I'm sure as hell gonna put it in a song!" she laughed.


"I think some people will find that surprising because you seem so nice," said Tracy.


"I swear like a sailor. I find great joy in being a little bit sassy and crass, and -- I don't know, going against the grain a little bit. I find a lot of joy in that."

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"The Blessed Unrest" is currently #3 on Amazon and #9 on iTunes Pop Albums. Go get a copy, ONTD!

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Mindy Kaling Responds to ELLE Magazine Cover Backlash on Twitter



Elle also defended the cover. Critics slammed the magazine for featuring a close-up of 'The Mindy Project' star rather than a full-body shot, echoing the flame-up over Melissa McCarthy's Elle cover. Though several bloggers pointed out that Kaling's styling could be a coincidence or directed by Kaling herself, others saw the cover as another example of an average-sized woman being shunned by Hollywood.


Elle stands by its treatment. In a statement to E! News, the magazine supported their decision.


"Mindy looks sexy, beautiful and chic," the statement read. "We think it is a striking and sophisticated cover and are thrilled to celebrate her in our Women in TV Issue."

Elle has landed in hot water before for their cover depiction of larger-framed women. For their November 2013 issue, the magazine featured comedian Melissa McCarthy on the cover, with her full-sized frame swaddled in a coat, provoking criticism from McCarthy fans who felt she was slighted.


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Madonna Names Katy Perry As January Guest Curator For Art For Freedom



Madonna has confirmed Katy Perry as the first guest curator for Art for Freedom in 2014 for the month of January. Katy will collaborate with Madonna to select daily submissions to be showcased on artforfreedom.com. Since launching in September 2013, Art for Freedom has received over 3,000 submissions globally via artforfreedom.com and its social media platforms.

“Art can change the world, but first it needs to be seen and heard,” said Madonna. “Katy Perry and I are asking you to be that voice and show us how you define freedom in 2014. This will be a year of monumental changes for human rights, and we want you to be a part of that change. Let us hear from you.”

“I am so fortunate to have the freedom to express myself through music,” said Katy Perry. “Now I’m calling all of my incredibly creative KatyCats to use their talent to show Madonna and me how they express their freedom. I believe that 2014 can be a year of great social change. Together we can all stand up for Human Rights. Join the conversation, and let your art be your voice.”

As part of the Art For Freedom initiative, Katy Perry will work with Madonna to select one artist during the month of January whose creative expression demonstrates a unique view of the fight for human rights. Madonna will then award a $10,000 grant to a nonprofit organization of the winning artist’s choice. All projects must be focused on the values of Art For Freedom. David Blaine served as Art for Freedom’s guest curator for the month of December.

Launched in September 2013, Art For Freedom is a global digital initiative, led by Madonna in partnership with VICE Media, designed to fuel free speech – to respond, address and protest persecution and discrimination around the world. It is an online public art project encouraging people to express their personal meaning of freedom and revolution, in the form of video, music, poetry, and photography. Public submissions become part of the Art For Freedom website: contributors can join the project by uploading original artwork or tagging original posts #artforfreedom. The project was launched with the film secretprojectrevolution, co-directed by Madonna and Steven Klein.

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Jessica Simpson on Pregnancy Weight Criticism: It's Ridiculous!



Jessica Simpson shows off her amazing post-baby body on the cover of Redbook magazine’s February 2014 issue, on newsstands January 14.

Here’s what the 33-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:

On getting criticized for her pregnancy weight: “I never listen to it, no matter who the press talks about when they’re pregnant. It’s ridiculous and unfair. I think any woman who is pregnant and creating a life is pretty much entitled to eat whatever she wants as long as she’s healthy. I wasn’t going to let the media take away from what was one of the happiest times in my life.”

On what will keep her marriage to Eric Johnson healthy: “I’ve learned that sometimes love is not enough. You can have a soul mate and be madly in love with that person, but it¹s not necessarily enough. I think you have to have personalities that mesh well. You have to be the yin to their yang. You also have to be open to figuring things out together and communicating even when it¹s the last thing you want to do. I have to admit, it doesn’t hurt that Eric is one of the hottest men I¹ve ever seen and he looks amazing naked!”

On her high-waisted jeans: “What’s so unbelievable is that I was probably at least 15 pounds smaller than I am right now. What’s more unbelievable is that the press could create something like that out of a pair of jeans…what woman wants to be brought down for wearing a pair of jeans?

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ESPN releases first ad for World Cup 2014



Ladies and gentlemen, it is finally 2014 and that means one thing above all else: The World Cup is this year.

ESPN just released its first ad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Embedded above, the nearly two-minute spot will give soccer fans goose bumps as they while away these final six months until the greatest event in sports kicks off June 12.

Set to a sweeping soundtrack, the ad looks back on iconic players and teams from past World Cups. It juxtaposes that history with current Brazilian stars and street scenes from the soccer-obsessed South American country, which ESPN calls the event's "spiritual home."

The ad captures so many reasons the World Cup captures the collective imagination of sports fans around the globe: the epic scale, the history, the drama, the human emotion, the undeniable sense of global importance.

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I'm so exciteeeeeeed for the WC.

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BBC Sound of 2014: Sampha Places Fourth



Hailing from South London, this 24-year-old soul singer has already racked up an impressive list of collaborators.

With everyone from SBTRKT to Jessie Ware queuing up to work with him, he even managed to feature on Drake’s hugely successful Nothing Was The Same album. As a result, he was flown out to New York to perform alongside the rapper on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

Now branching out on his own, Sampha recently released his ‘Dual’ EP to rave reviews.

His distinctive vocals have drawn comparisons to Tracey Chapman and Michael Jackson - two artists he has cited as influences on his own tracks.

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"Agents of SHIELD" Bosses Respond to All The Bad Things You’ve Been Saying About Their Show



It’s hard to think of a recent show that was more highly anticipated than Agents of SHIELD. Marvel! Coulson! He lives! Full disclosure: I don’t watch the show. But, being the in the profession I’m in, cultural osmosis has given me what I think is an accurate impression of the general reaction to the show: It’s generic. It’s slow. Coulson’s the only interesting character. There’s potential, but it doesn’t live up to it. Did I come close?

Showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen have heard your complaints, and in an interview with Comic Book Resources they responded to them.

“Overall the response has been positive,” said Whedon, “But there was also a lot of anticipation for this show and inevitably, not everyone got what they wanted.” In response to the criticism that Agents of SHIELD doesn’t feel like a “Marvel” show—which I’m guessing ties in with the complaint that it comes across a generic procedural?—Whedon had this to say:

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From coding to the catwalk: This high fashion model has a secret double life



Like Superman’s Clark Kent and Spiderman’s Peter Parker, 29-year-old Lyndsey Scott has an alter ego. By day, she’s a high fashion model, walking the runway for the likes of Gucci, Prada, Calvin Klein, and Victoria’s Secret. By night, she dons square-framed Burberry glasses and transforms into probably the world’s most beautiful computer programmer.
At least, she used to don glasses. “They’re really broken right now…I fell asleep in them one too many times,” Scott says. “I had been putting tape in the middle, but that hasn’t been working so well.”
While Skyping with Scott, I found it hard to imagine her hunched over a computer screen filled with code lines, rocking Urkel-style glasses with tape down the middle. But that’s what makes her so intriguing: she confounds the stereotypes of both models and programmers.
She graduated from Amherst in 2006 with a dual-degree in computer science and theater. “I got better grades in computer science than theater,” Scott says. “I picked it up so quickly.”
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More Homophobia From The "Celebrity" Big Bother House

DAPPY has been hit by a warning from TV bosses after calling gay people “bent”. It's his third warning.

He is the second housemate to get a dressing-down from producers over anti-gay comments.



The N-Dubz star’s remark came during a saucy chat with Jasmine Waltz, 31. She asked him if he had ever sucked his own willy. He replied: “Do I look bent?”

Later Dappy was called into the diary room and told he could cause offence. When he emerged, he admitted this was the third time he had been told off about his choice of words in the house.

Last night Channel 5 claimed Dappy had been “reminded’’ about the CBB rules regarding offensive language.

Just 24 hours earlier former boxing champ Evander Holyfield, 51, also had a warning for homophobic comments. He had told a shocked Luisa Zissman that being gay was not “normal’’ and that it was like a disease that could be “fixed”.

His remarks sparked outrage on Twitter.

Pop star Boy George, 52, said: “Shame. I had such admiration for Mr Evander Holyfield.”

Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side host Rylan Clark, 25, who is gay, joined in the attacks. He tweeted: “What Evander just said was disgusting.” But it appears his comments angered Channel 5 bosses, who reminded him that he needed to remain impartial. The tweet was deleted soon afterwards.

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X-Men star Hugh Jackman stuns fans by sporting a mullet on set for latest film



It may be the ultimate sin in male hair-styling, but Hugh Jackman seems to have delighted his fans by getting a mullet.

The X-Men heart-throb, 45, showed off his new cut to fans online – prompting unexpectedly positive remarks.

‘Day 1 on Chappie! Vincent is born, rocking the mullet. Working with Neill Blomkamp in SA. This film is rad,’ he said on Instagram, showing a picture of himself with the short front, long back hair-style that was famous in the 80s.

‘Only you could make that look good,’ commented one approving fan.

Another added: ‘Hugh Jackman = business at the front, party at the back.’

The normally well-groomed star is currently in South Africa filming the sci-fi action adventure Chappie – directed by the critically-acclaimed Neill Blomkamp – about a robot who is adopted into a dysfunctional family.

In May, Jackman will also reprise his most famous role as Wolverine in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

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The more I hear of this movie the more crazier it gets, and I can't wait.
So ONTD, any crazy hairdos actors had to put up with in movies that were memorable to you?
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Lily Tomlin marries partner of 42 years

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Show-stopping actress and comedian Lily Tomlin and her partner of 42 years, Jane Wagner, were married in a private ceremony in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve, Tomlin's rep confirmed to PEOPLE on Tuesday.

"They're very happy," says the spokesperson, Jennifer Allen.

Besides their relationship, the couple's many celebrated collaborations, written by Wagner, include Tomlin's Tony-winning one-woman show The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, which played Broadway, toured and was filmed for the screen, as well as the movie The Incredible Shrinking Woman.

Wagner, 78, was born and raised in Morristown, Tennessee. Tomlin, 74, is from Detroit. It has been reported that the two met when Tomlin was looking for a collaborator to help her develop the character of the wicked child Edith Ann.

News of their marriage was first reported by the veteran columnist Liz Smith, who wrote, "[M]y longtime friends, Lily Tomlin and her love, the writer Jane Wagner, got married on the eve of 2014. ... My wish is that their happiness will be as great as their combined talents."

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Tonight on Person of Interest: Batman Jesus Is In The Drunk Tank, Gives Zero Fucks

On the conclusion to the winter cliffhanger, multiple enemies converge on the PoI team as they protect a dying man with a connection to Finch’s past

“Aletheia” – Multiple enemies converge on the POI team as they protect a dying man with a connection to Finch’s past whose number has come up. They struggle to keep their enemies at bay without Reese, who has left the team and their mission behind following the tragic war with HR. However, being down one man could have catastrophic repercussions for the team, on Person of Interest, Tuesday, Jan. 7 (10:01 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Guest Stars include Camryn Manheim (classic PoI reveal btw), Saul Rubinek (such a great role for him) and Boris McGiver (aka creepy Hersch, and I think we’ll be seeing more of him from now on).



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Also, here’s a fun video CBS put together as part of the promotion for Josh Holloway’s new show Intelligence which premiers tonight (at 9, right before PoI). It includes intercut footage from PoI (Memerson), Hawaii Five-0 (DDK, TOQ and Jorge Garcia) and the aforementioned Intelligence:



I sure miss Lost but to this day I have not rewatched a single episode, not since the finale aired. Not once. Sigh. I’m just thankfull Person of Interest exists and we can all still enjoy Memerson on a weekly basis (and on a great show, no less). He’s the one I would have missed the most. Also, apparently Josh Holloway turned down PoI way back when. Which. I mean. I am thanking my lucky stars. And picturing Reese saying ~survivin'~.

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Trailer And Poster For That 'Haunted House' Sequel No One Asked For.


"I don’t give a shit. After 'White Chicks' I gave up on reviewers. I was just like, whatever. Whatever you guys want to say. I look at 'White Chicks' and it gets one and a half stars and I’m looking at the audience and I’m hearing the thunderous laughter. I’m just going, you know what, you guys have got a thumb up your ass. You have a fist. It’s a fist up your arse and I’m not going to fight you on it. Just enjoy it and I’m not going to fight you on it. Their opinions are their opinions and I’m not mad at them. The only time they give great reviews is when you do a movie for them. Critics like, I guess, smarter comedy. Scatalogical comedy and weed jokes don’t work for them."

A quote I thought worth sharing from Marlon Wayans, while promoting the first A Haunted House movie in Australia last year.

So if you're one of those folks with "a thumb up your ass," as he put it, the sequel to A Haunted House is probably not going to be for you.

But as we've highlighted several times in the past, there is often a disconnect between critics and audiences. And, further, critics, reviews, questions of what quality cinema is, etc, all pretty much are out the window, as long as you can find a paying audience for your film. Of course, that is assuming that making money is your primary motivation, and you don't care about critical acclaim, industry recognition, awards, etc.

Although I'd argue with him about critics not liking what he calls "scatalogical comedy and weed jokes."

Still, the fact that the first film made $40 million on a $2.5 million budget (not including P&A costs), certainly can't be ignored, and is likely what inspired Open Road to announce a sequel to A Haunted House, which the company has set for release on March 28, 2014.

The tentative title for the upcoming sequel is A Haunted House 2, which is also co-written by Wayans, who stars in it as well.

The sequel is directed by Mike Tiddes.

Joining Wayans in the film are Gabriel Iglesias, Jaime Pressly, and Ashley Rickards, as well as returning cast members Essence Atkins, Affion Crockett and Dave Sheridan.

What to expect from the sequel?

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Madonna has a new BF: He's 26

Madonna’s New Boyfriend Timor Steffens: Dating 26-Year-Old Backup Dancer – Already Pals With Son Rocco

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It’s been less than a month since Madonna split up with boytoy Brahim Zaibat, and she’s already moved on to another boy half her age. At 55 years old, Madonna is starting to prove that she might have an addiction to being a cougar. According to reports from the Daily Mail she’s already started dating a backup dancer, Timor Steffens, and guess his age? That’s right, he’s 26 years old.

And that’s not even the worst part! Madonna’s son, Rocco, is friends with this man! Also his career? Creative director, choreographer, and actor, apparently. Well, that says a lot, doesn’t it? It seems like everyone that Madonna chooses to be her boyfriend must not have a steady career.

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Shakira is Glamour's February cover girl!


She's a mother, a mogul, and full of shockingly good career advice. With hit songs in more than 55 countries—and a seat next to Adam Levine on The Voice—what's left for Shakira to do? Jason Sheeler finds out.

Walking into Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant in Los Angeles, I can spot Shakira just by her mane of hair. Today those lush and much-attended-to curls aren’t spilling over the back of a red and hydraulically lifted chair on an NBC soundstage. But her seat is a throne all the same: ornate wood, gold leather, and perched in the restaurant’s window, overlooking the city she calls home while filming The Voice. She is undoubtedly music royalty.

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Variety’s 2014 Breakthrough Movie Winner: ‘Veronica Mars’


The Variety Breakthrough of the Year Awards, which recognizes a select group of rising stars in entertainment and technology, will be held Jan. 9 at the Consumer Electronics Show.

“We’re making a ‘Veronica Mars’ movie! Now the only question is, how big can we make it?”

Last spring, writer-producer Rob Thomas posted that quote, along with a short film, on crowdfunding site Kickstarter with the goal of raising enough money to create a feature film of his Kristen Bell-starring cult TV show “Veronica Mars.” He had no idea what to expect. He certainly didn’t think he’d make his $2 million goal on the first day – not for a film based on a series that was canceled in 2007.
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zora neale hurston gets a google doodle for her 123rd birthday



Zora Neale Hurston, celebrated Tuesday in a Google Doodle, died in 1960 in a welfare home after giving the world some of its greatest literature. Although her greatest renown came after death, in life the African American novelist and anthropologist was a dazzler.

She grew up in America's first all-black incorporated town, Eatonville, Fla., from which she drew in her fiction. Today, the small city proudly proclaims it was "authenticated by the works of Zora Neale Hurston, a writer, anthropologist, a black woman."
Hurston's schoolteacher mother was an inspiration to her, pushing her to "jump at de sun." After her mother died and her preacher father remarried, she left home at 14, putting herself through school at Morgan Academy in Baltimore and Howard University in Washington, D.C., working at various jobs including manicurist and maid.

Former Miss Venezuela & Novela Star Murdered

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A Venezuelan beauty queen and her British ex-husband were shot and killed after their car broke down on a roadside near Puerto Cabello on Monday night.

Mónica Spear, who won the Miss Venezuela crown in 2004, and Thomas Berry, a travel company boss from London, according to his Facebook page, are believed to be the victims of an attempted robbery or kidnapping in one of the world's most dangerous countries.

Their bodies – along with their injured five-year-old daughter Maya, who is now receiving hospital treatment – were found in a Toyota Corolla that had apparently broken down on the way from Puerto Cabello to Valencia.

Police are investigating the deaths and have sealed off the area. According to the local broadcasters Globovision and Union Radio, detectives are working on the assumption that the car's engine malfunctioned, forcing them to wait by the road for the arrival of a tow truck. Opportunistic thieves then attempted to rob them and started shooting when the couple resisted.

Local reports said Berry, 39, was shot in the chest while his former partner suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Their bodies were taken to a morgue in Valencia, which is about 110 miles west of Caracas.

The couple's daughter is in a stable condition after treatment for a bullet wound to her leg. Her grandparents were said to be with her in hospital.
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This is so heartbreaking. My thoughts are with their little girl. I can only imagine how terrified she must have been.
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Ciara Asks The World…’What Is Social Media Coming To?’

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Respected and admired for calm manner and even cooler music, the last decade has seen Ciara navigate her way through the industry without facing the drama and scandal that keeps so many of her rivals glued to headlines.

Indeed, save for a number of well publicised bumps in her career’s road, the star’s personal image stands just as clean today as it was during her debut.

So, perhaps with her efforts to keep it ‘all about the music’ in mind, the mild mannered maestra penned an open letter to the world yesterday, questioning the impact social media has on those the world deems easy targets, urging fans to steer clear of the negativity that currently overshadows the art form she loves so much.

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Jonathan Coulton's reaction to seeing The Good Wife mock Glee for ripping him off



For Brooklyn-based indie musician Jonathan Coulton, Sunday night’s installment of The Good Wife, in which warring lawyers Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and Will (Josh Charles) battle in court over intellectual-property rights, was a case of art imitating life. The episode took its ripped-from-the-headlines inspiration from his January 2013 kerfuffle with the producers of Glee, after the Fox show used Coulton’s self-described “kind of poppy, kind of folky, white-guy” cover arrangement of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” without permission or credit. While Glee had acted within its legal rights, the court of public opinion let it be known that Coulton was in the right: His “Baby Got Back” cover, an Internet hit upon its release in 2005, shot up the iTunes charts and overtook the Glee version, in part because Coulton’s legion of fans torpedoed the latter with negative reviews. On The Good Wife, the rap ditty in legal question was named “Thicky Trick”; Glee became Drama Camp; and Coulton’s alter ego was a bespectacled, lanky, slightly obtuse musician named Rowby (portrayed by guest star Matthew Lillard), who comprised one half of the fictitious folk-pop duo Rowby and Marshall. (Christopher Fitzgerald played Marshall.) Here, Coulton — who also serves as the house musician on the NPR game show Ask Me Another — tells Vulture what he thought of the episode, what it was like seeing his life play out in scripted format, and how long it took him to get “Thicky Trick” out of his head.

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TL;DR version - Jonathan Coultin did a Dynamite Hack-esque cover of Baby Got Back back in 2005, Glee totally ripped it off in 2013, a lawsuit ensued, The Good Wife did an episode skewering Glee about the entire incident this week, Jonathan Coulton didn't know about it until everyone posted about it on Twitter, he watched most of the episode, and he says there are some things that were not realistic but overall he was okay with it. He has dropped his lawsuit against Glee because he would rather focus on his music than being in court for the forseeable future.



Bonus video: The Good Wife dancing very badly to the fake song they used in this episode. Includes Shaggy from the Scooby Doo movies, Uncle June from the Sopranos, Salieri from Mozart, Logan from Gilmore Girls, the original Boq from the Broadway version of Wicked, and Christine Baranski dancing with a banana while her hair is in curlers:


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Peter Capaldi begins filming on Doctor Who

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The new Doctor, Peter Capaldi, stepped on set today for his first full day of filming as production begins on series 8 of the hit BBC show.

10.2 million tuned-in on Christmas Day to get their first glimpse of Capaldi in one of TV’s most iconic roles in the festive special ‘The Time of the Doctor’, which saw Matt Smith hang-up his bow tie after 4 years in the role.

Capaldi was revealed as the Doctor in a live BBC One show in August, after months of speculation about the next Doctor’s identity.

Arriving on set in Cardiff to begin filming, Peter Capaldi said:

“New job, first day, slightly nervous. Just like the Doctor, I'm emerging from the TARDIS into a whole other world.”

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Gabrielle Union gives details about how Dwyane Wade proposed to her - "LIVE With Kelly and Michael"

January 7, 2014 - "Being Mary Jane" star Gabrielle Union tells Kelly and Michael about how NBA player Dwyane Wade proposed....and shows the ring!!


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"Being Mary Jane" debuts tonight at 10 PM ET on BET. The movie airs at 8 PM ET.
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Will Keith Stanfield Score an Oscar Nom for His Heartbreaking 'Short Term 12' Rap Song? (Q&A)

The 22-year-old actor/rapper, whose performance has earned a best supporting actor Spirit Award nomination, hopes that "So You Know What It's Like" will follow in the footsteps of "Lose Yourself" and "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp."



Chances are you don't yet know the name Keith Stanfield -- but, if my gut is right, one day soon everyone who cares about film will. That day could, in fact, be only a week away, because Stanfield, a tremendously promising 22-year-old actor and rap artist who stole every scene in which he appeared in Destin Daniel Crettin's Short Term 12 -- his first role in a feature -- has an outside shot of scoring a best original song Oscar nomination on Jan. 16 for "So You Know What It's Like," a heartbreaking rap song that he co-wrote, with Crettin, for his character, Marcus, to perform in the film.

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Celebrating Clint Mansell’s Birthday With a Listen Through His Best Soundtracks



As one of the most fascinating composers working today, Clint Mansell’s visceral sonic world not only compliments the films he scores, but elevates them with a feverish power. He creates soundtracks that haunt long after the credits have rolled, transcending the screen—keeping your sensory pleasure centers brimming with emotion. And with an affinity for working on films that fall into the realm of the psychological, his scores range from gut-punching and harrowing sonic tales to elegant and melodic whispers that creep into your bloodstream. Although best known for his perfectly symbiotic and fruitful relationship working with Darren Aronofsky on films from Requiem for a Dream and Pi to Black Swan and The Wrestler, in recent years Mansell has lent his tremendous talents to the likes of Park Chan-wook with Stoker and -Duncan Jones with Moon.


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Stan Lee to Appear on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!


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The king of cameos is at it again! The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Stan Lee will make an appearance on Marvel Entertainment's live action TV series "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." in an episode that will air February 4th. Though Stan wouldn't reveal what role he's playing in the episode, he did describe it as a "big one." You can see the first image of Lee on the set with the show's executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen and stars Elizabeth Henstridge and Clark Gregg below!

What role do you want to see Stan Lee play in the series?

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." airs Tuesdays at 8 P.M. on ABC.


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John Schneider on the Explosive Return of 'The Haves and the Have Nots'



Should he call Olivia Pope? Jim Cryer, the cock-o-the-walk judge played by John Schneider on OWN's The Haves and the Have Nots, wants to be the next Georgia governor but that dream could be dashed if he doesn't get his clan under control. When Tyler Perry's steamy, rowdy sudser returns Tuesday (9/8c), Jim's drug-addict son, Wyatt (Aaron O'Connell), has left two people near death after a hit-and-run driving spree. That's not Dad's only headache: His bipolar daughter Amanda (Jaklyn Betham) has teamed with his favorite hooker, Candace (Tika Sumpter), in a revenge lawsuit against him. And his bitter, high-strung wife, Katheryn (Renee Lawson), who hate his guts and knows his dirt, could blow at any moment. No worries! Schneider tells TV Guide Magazine why his badass character won't be losing his cool.

TV Guide Magazine: Pissed-off prostitutes have ended many a political career. Isn't Jim headed for a freak-out?
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That's the wildest thing about him. [Laughs] Jim doesn't give a damn! This kind of stuff could jeopardize someone else's political aspirations but he doesn't think there's anyone out there powerful enough to be a threat, or that there's any scandal he can't talk his way around. Actually, Jim kind of enjoys it, which is why he likes Candace. They are so much alike. You can throw a sack o' s--t at Candace and she'll figure out a way to come out smelling like a rose. Jim appreciates that!

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Rihanna & Cara Delevingne Cheer Court Side for Brooklyn Nets

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Rihanna and Cara Delevingne cheer on the Brooklyn Nets while sitting court side at their game against the Atlanta Hawks on Monday evening (December 7) in Brooklyn, New York.

The 25-year-old entertainer and 21-year-old model were joined for the big match up by RiRi‘s assistant Jennifer Morales.

“My first basketball game, the Nets won! Thanks for the lovely evening @rihanna @jennnrosales x” Cara tweeted after the game. Congrats to the Nets, who won 91-86.


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Honey Boo Boo & Family Taken to Hospital After Car Crash


The young reality star (whose real name is Alana Thompson), along with her Mama June, and fellow Here Comes Honey Boo Boo family members Pumpkin, Jessica and Sugar Bear were all in the family's 2012 Suburban when the incident occurred.

"It happened so quick," Mama June told PEOPLE on Tuesday. "Before I could say watch out – boom – he had already hit us."

The family was taken to the hospital by ambulance after a 19-year-old boy allegedly driving a vehicle without his lights on crashed into them while speeding.

"Pumpkin went into a full panic attack and has severe bruising on her chest from the seat belt," June, who suffered whiplash plus a back and a neck sprain, explained. "Alana hit her head on the glass."

Sugar Bear, who was driving the vehicle, has a back sprain.

"This is the first wreck that we have ever had, but everybody is doing okay," June said. "Today is Pumpkin's 14th birthday, so we are still going to celebrate."

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Chilli Denies She's Dating Wayne Brady



Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas is not dating Wayne Brady, despite what a source told People about the pair striking up a romance, says a rep for the singer.

"They are not dating, they've never dated, they've only ever been friends, that's it," a rep for Thomas tells People. "They had dinner together after New Year's because they were on the same show. They are old friends."

The Whose Line Is It Anyway? comic, 41, and R&B star, 42, were seen together in Las Vegas last weekend, where Brady has an improv show at the Mirage. The pair were seen at the MGM Grand holding hands.

"They've been down this road before, but now the timing is right," the source had previously revealed. "They've been friends for a long time, but the romance is a new thing."

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Beyoncé and Jay Z's Baby Girl Turns Two!

Happy birthday, Blue Ivy Carter!
Beyoncé and Jay Z's little bundle of joy turns two years old today and the proud parents are undoubtedly celebrating.

The songstress posted a birthday card on her Tumblr page that said, "Happy Birthday Miss Carter…Happy 2nd birthday Blue!"
The wee one was most recently in Miami with her family as they rang in the New Year together.

Baby Blue was spotted leaving lunch in the arms of her papa while Queen Bey flaunted her killer abs in a pair of high-waisted jean shorts and a white crop top.

The birthday girl was equally as fashionable and seen wearing head-to-toe gold with a pair of brown gladiator sandals.
Blue's mama recently opened up about her decision to bare (almost) her all in her self-titled visual album.
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Vampire Weekend Make Timeless Love on 'Con te Partiro' - Premiere



2013 was the year of Vampire Weekend. Their third LP, Modern Vampires of the City, debuted at Number One on Billboard, got rave reviews, and was named the album of the year by Rolling Stone. Likely in a triumphant mood, the group recorded a love song, heavily reworking the neo-classical "Con te Partirò," made famous by Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.

In the song, Vampire Weekend make a few daring choices, and they all work. The huge orchestra found on Bocelli's version is replaced with a reggae beat. Supported by the bouncing rhythm, frontman Ezra Koenig is free take a stab at the song's extended verses, which leave a lot of room for flair (and little for breath, putting his pipes to the test). Koenig's voice still has his famously youthful timbre, but it has deepened and broadened slightly, giving his delivery a worldly essence.

"'Con te Partirò' is one of the greatest love songs of all time," Koenig tells Rolling Stone. "Its beauty transcends language. Thank you, Mr. Bocelli, for introducing us to this majestic gem."

"Con te Partirò" is on the upcoming Sweetheart 2014 album, due out February 4th, which features artists covering famous love tunes, including contributions from Beck, Ben Harper, Fiona Apple, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and more.

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ATL 2 is happening



Get excited at the idea that we could be seeing a second installment of ATL soon enough. The popular 2006 film that jump started the acting careers of Lauren London, T.I. and Malika Haaq looks like it might be headed back to the big screen for round 2.
In an interview with Rap-Up, director Chris Robinson, spoke not too long ago on the possibility of a sequel. He said that for all he knew at that time, work on a new film was a rumor, but he did speak on what it would take to get one made:
“We all joked about doing an ATL 2, and how down T.I.’s character would be running the comic section of the newspaper and what the twins would be doing. But you never know. If the fans wanted it enough, there would definitely be a sequel.”
Well, it just might be happening. On his Instagram page, Robinson posted the following picture.
As you can see, the caption says that an ATL II is in the works, and could either start filming or will be released this year.  It looks like all of the original cast members are on board too. T.I. also posted the same picture with the caption "hmmm What if".
While a release date has not been confirmed, our hope is that we can pick-up with our favorite characters from this popular coming-of-age story in theatres soon.
Do you think a sequel to ATL is a good idea after all of these years? Tweet us @MOBOAwards

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Lindsey Vonn out of Olympics



Lindsey Vonn will miss the Sochi Olympics because of a right knee injury, leaving the Winter Games without one of its biggest stars.

The 29-year-old from Vail, Colo., announced her decision Tuesday, exactly one month before the opening ceremony in Russia.

Her publicist, Lewis Kay, said in a statement that Vonn "will have surgery shortly."

In a posting on Facebook, Vonn said she is "devastated" to miss the Olympics, "but the reality has sunk in that my knee is just too unstable to compete at this level."

She took home two medals from the 2010 Vancouver Games, including becoming the first American woman to win an Olympic gold in the downhill. Vonn is also a four-time overall World Cup champion, the most recognized name in Alpine skiing -- and, as it happens, the girlfriend of Tiger Woods.

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this is just an excuse to remind y'all that ONTD FFAO will be back in 4 weeks! What are you most excited to watch??

"If We Win a Grammy for Best Rap Album, Hip-Hop is Going To Be Heated"

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are up for Best Rap Album at January 26's Grammy Awards. In a new interview with The Source, Mack addresses what happens if he, you know, wins.




We’re up against Kendrick, who made a phenomenal album. If we win a Grammy for Best Rap Album, hip-hop is going to be heated. In terms of [that category], I think it should go to Kendrick. He’s family. TDE is family, and I understand why hip-hop would feel like Kendrick got robbed [if he didn’t win].



He then insinuates that maybe the duo's breakthrough album The Heist should win Album of the Year: "I would love to win in a different category. We obviously had massive success on commercial radio, and I think that, in ways, The Heist was a bigger album, but Kendrick has a better rap album."

Macklemore is right that plenty of hip-hop fans would disagree with The Heist beating out good kid, m.A.A.d city, Yeezus, Nothing Was the Same, and Magna Carta Holy Grail. Kanye West, as interviewer Kim Osorio posits, would more than likely have something to say.

But for as vaunted as his outsider status is, plenty of hip-hop stars have embraced Macklemore as he's ascended to the top of pop music. That includes Kanye himself. Well, kinda.


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Lucero Under Attack After Photo Leak That Showed Actress Hunting Wild Animals With Millionaire BF



Lucero is known for her philanthropic work during the annual Tele-Ton event that helps raise funds for hospitals that help out children in need. Her image is clean and tries to stay out of scandals, but a recent photo leak has shocked the industry and entertainment enthusiasts that have painted Lucero in a negative light. Mexican tabloid magazine TVNotas released an article that included leaked photos of the 44-year-old actress hunting wild animals with her millionair boyfriend, Michel Kuri.

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Danny Cannon to Direct GOTHAM Pilot Centering on BATMAN’s James Gordon



We haven’t heard much about the Batman/Commissioner Gordon series Gotham since Fox won a bidding war for it, but now we know that Danny Cannon will direct and executive produce the pilot. Scripted by Bruno Heller (The Mentalist), Gotham “explores the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains who made Gotham City famous.” The show, which has a series commitment and penalty, takes place in a Gotham plagued with crime before the arrival of Batman.

Cannon, who had some rough experiences in the movie world having directed Judge Dredd and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, has fared well in the television landscape. He’s directed the pilots for CSI, Dark Blue, and more recently, The Tomorrow People. Cannon is currently filming the TV movie, The Lottery.

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Bryan Singer Says X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Will Address the Origins of Mutants



Director Bryan Singer is returning to the X-Men franchise with this summer’s star-studded X-Men: Days of Future Past, and if things go his way this won’t be his last foray with the X-Men universe. A few months ago, Singer made the surprising announcement that 20th Century Fox was already moving forward with a Days of Future Past follow-up called X-Men: Apocalypse, which now has a release date of May 27, 2016. Little is known about Apocalypse other than the fact that it will focus more on the First Class cast rather than the Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart versions of the characters, but we do know that Singer intends to take the helm of Apocalypse as well. Additionally, he’s brought on X2 scribes Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty to help pen the script alongside DOFP writer Simon Kinberg.

Singer recently spoke a bit about X-Men: Apocalypse, confirming that he intends to direct the pic and revealing that the follow-up will explore the deep origins of mutants. Hit the jump for more, including whether we can expect a tease of Apocalypse in DOFP.

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Model Alyssa Miller Break Up After Six Months of Dating



Ladies, he's single again! Jake Gyllenhaal and Sports Illustrated model Alyssa Miller have split after nearly six months of dating, multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly.

"They fizzled out. It happened a while ago -- before the holidays," one insider tells Us. "He's back on the scene." (Lainey Gossip posted a story speculating Gyllenhaal's now-confirmed single status on Tuesday afternoon). "Things were really good between Jake and Alyssa right up until he had to leave for L.A. to go shoot a movie [Nightcrawler] in the fall," adds another source. "Then the distance just really got to them."


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