January 21st, 2014


How Janet Jackson Opened the Door for Beyoncé


Beyoncé and Janet Jackson's creative paths might be more similar than you realize. In terms of a child star maturing and transforming from daddy's little pop princess to an iconic global superstar, there are parallels between 1993's Janet and 2013's Beyoncé albums.

… long before her accidentally exposed nipple during a Super Bowl half-time show made her an Enemy of the State, Jackson was a chubby-faced girl in black, who smiled nice and spoke softly at the camera, who promised suitors she’d be “worth the wait.” The last of the Jackson Dynasty, her music was autobiographical ("Control"), sure, and socio-politically conscious (the critically-acclaimed "Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814"), but never sexy, and certainly never sexual. This video for "Love Will Never Do (Without You)," released in 1990, was Janet’s first official makeover that repositioned her public image. The ’93 record, released when Jackson was 27, drove the point home. Like Knowles, Jackson also broke managerial ties with her father, seeking more autonomy, a move that has proven to be instrumental in the successes of both artists.

For Beyoncé, dropping her father Matthew Knowles allowed her to be free in a way she couldn't totally before. I guess Ms. Tina, Beyoncé's mom like Mrs. Jackson before her, is more forgiving, but according to Beyoncé, like Janet all those decades ago, mommy didn't get to hear those breathy sex-positive lyrics before the general public either. Some things aren't ever for mom's ears, no matter how old you are I guess.

These days, Janet might not have the same star power she wielded during the 1990s and early aughts but Ms. Jackson's legacy of shutting down every stage, and movie screen — sans Damita Jo, Discipline, and The Nutty Professor II (sorry, stans) — created the space for black pop artists like Beyoncé to smash their own "good little girl" images. And we're all the better for it.


On Thin Ice! Speedskating Scandal at Euro Championships Sets Up Sochi Showdown

The Olympic spirit is clearly lost on Dutch speed skater Sjinkie Knegt, who flipped his lid - and both middle fingers - during a warm-up race for the Sochi Games over the weekend.

Competing in the men's 5000m relay final at the European Short Track speed skating Championships, Knegt reacted to his second-place finish to team Russia skater Viktor Ahn by giving him the double finger salute and pretending to kick him from behind.

Knegt also came in second behind Ahn in the 500m event, but stopped short of making any additional obscene gestures.

Unfortunately for Knegt, a single post-race meltdown was one too many and he was eventually disqualified, according to UK newspaper The Independent.

Is this the beginning of a bona fide speed skating feud? We’ll find out when Knegt and Ahn meet again in a few weeks at the Sochi Olympics.


Sheriff Confirms That Justin Bieber's Home Was Not Filled With Drugs, Despite Reports

Despite reports to the contrary, police did not find Justin Bieber's home "filled" with drugs during the raid last week.

The Los Angeles Sheriff reiterated to E! News that police did not see any illegal substances in the Biebs' Calabasas home except for the drugs found in Lil Za's room—which he was subsequently arrested for.

The Sheriff also confirmed that authorities did not see any codeine bottles, containers of drugs or weed throughout the mansion.

There's also speculation that Biebs has a "smoke room" and that the private residence smelled of marijuana during the raid.

However, the Sheriff debunked those rumors and said that no such room was found and that Bieber's home was" well kept and clean" and "didn't smell or have an unusual odor."

So there you have it.

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Patrick J. Adams, Jason Isaacs join Zoe Saldana in 'Rosemary's Baby'

Suits' Patrick J. Adams will star opposite Zoe Saldana in the network's four-hour miniseries, with Jason Isaacs also joining the reboot, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The four-hour miniseries is based on author Ira Levin's classic 1967 horror novel of the same name, with production set to begin this month in Paris.

Rosemary’s Baby centers on a young married couple who move into a Paris apartment that has a haunted past. After getting pregnant, Rosemary Woodhouse (Saldana) becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband Guy (Adams) and their neighbors will have ulterior motives when her child is born. The book was later adapted into the Roman Polanski-directed 1968 feature film. The movie earned supporting actress Ruth Gordon an Oscar and Polanski a writing nom.

Isaacs will play warlock/coven leader Roman Castevet, the role portrayed by Sidney Blackmer in Polanski's feature in which John Cassavetes played Adams' role, Guy.


The Powerpuff Girls World Premiere Special Event: "Dance Pantsed"

Television hasn’t really had a dose of sugar, spice and everything nice since Craig McCracken's “The Powerpuff Girls” ended in 2005. But the absence of pint-sized superheroes Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup ends Monday at 7:30 p.m. PST when Cartoon Network airs "Dance Pantsed."

The network tapped David Smith to direct the new special, which features a familiar threat -- maniacal simian Mojo Jojo is determined to take over Townsville yet again.

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♥ Britney leaving Target post ♥

She is famous for her racy performances both onstage and in her music videos.

And it seems Britney Spears feels as confident to flaunt her fit physique in her personal life.

The 32-year-old flashed her black lace bra under a sheer blouse after shopping at budget store Target in Calabasas, California on Monday.
Despite her fit physique, the singer did not seem too concerned with empty calories as she gripped onto an orange soda while leaving the retailer.

The Toxic singer donned a black transparent sleeveless top with a beaded design descending from the collar, the blouse revealed her black bra and toned midriff.

Britney completed the outfit with a pair of blue jeans tucked into black leather booties with multiple straps and her signature blonde locks in a messy up-do.

The Crossroads actress proceeded to get into her white Mercedes SUV with her bodyguard as she left the retail store.
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A Princess Kristen news post

Momento Films has confirmed to fansite ItsOktobeYOU that Kristen Stewart will be starring alongside Jullianne Moore in "Still Alice." The movie is a film adaptation of Lisa Genova's novel. “Still Alice” is scheduled to start shooting New York mid-February. CAA is representing the film in the U.S. while Memento Films Intl. handles world sales.

The project is a Lex Lutzus and James Brown production in association with Killer Films. “Still Alice” is fully financed by BSM Studio, the newly launched one-stop-shop financing venture formed between Paris-based Backup Media and Marie Savare.

Moore will portray a cognitive psychologist who faces the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

“Still Alice” has been translated into more than 25 languages and is the writing debut of Genova, who holds a doctorate in neuroscience from Harvard U.

Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland are on board to direct the adaptation. The duo also directed and wrote “The Last of Robin Hood,” which recently launched at the Toronto Film Festival, and “Quinceanera.”

Kristen is set to play Lydia, Alice youngest child.

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Princess Kristen thanks you for your time and wishes you a happy Monday.

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Fifty Shades sex scenes to be axed?

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson's raunchy scenes may be cut from the Fifty Shades Of Grey film, according to reports.

While the majority of the sex scenes have already been filmed, sources have revealed that they may not make the final cut, so that the movie could reportedly avoid a NC-17 rating.

"It's less racy than the book," an insider told the Sunday People.

A NC-17 classification in the US means that under-18s wouldn't be allowed to watch the film.

The source added that the pair - who play kinky billionaire Christian Grey and his love interest Anastasia Steele respectively - are getting on like a house on fire.

"They've filmed the majority of sex scenes and have really hit it off," they said.

The pair have been shooting the film adaptation of EL James' novel in Vancouver, Canada, with director Sam Taylor-Johnson and co-stars Rita Ora (who is playing Christian's sister Mia) and Max Martini, who plays Christian's bodyguard.

Rita has shared a shot of herself looking glam with her Twitter fans.

In the shot, which is accompanied by the caption 'Hey Vancouver...', she wears a black jacket and plunging lace top, with her hair curled in platinum blonde waves.


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Justin Bieber Mystery Woman ‘Kristina’ Revealed

Justin Bieber Mystery Woman ‘Kristina’ Revealed: Woman Who Selena Gomez Ranted About In Leaked Messages Is Pop Star’s Secret ‘Hook-Up’


In the epic text message spat between Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez — during which she branded him a “drug addict” who needed to “go to rehab” — the “Come & Get It” songstress made it clear she know about another woman in her lover’s life.

“I know all about Kristina btw (by the way),” Gomez wrote in the leaked messages obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com, before telling her 19-year-old boyfriend: “F*** you.”

The mystery woman known only as “Kristina” is a “secret hook-up” who Justin has been having “casual” relations with for sometime, Radar has learned.

On the night of the egg-throwing incident, the “Baby” hit-maker had a fight with Gomez — who as we revealed was secretly in attendance at his Calabasas, Calif., home at the time.

After she left with a group of friends, the egg incident happened, then Bieber invited “Kristina” and another female friend over.

Bieber’s pal “Lil Za hooked up Kristina’s friend Lynn while Justin got it on with Kristina,” a source said. “The party raged on.”

Added the insider, “It was not until afterwards that Selena found out about Kristina.”

When confronted via text message, Justin wrote to his on-again, off-again girlfriend since 2011: “Nah. Go f*** someone else. Keep that talentless p**** away from me!”

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Archer Vice 5x02 Review: The A-Team Meets Scarface

On the latest "Archer Vice," the Malory-led cocaine cartel made up of former ISIS employees tries to get its business off the ground by selling 20 kilos of coke in Miami. This means the return of Ron Perlman ("Sons of Anarchy") as Ramon Limon, the former spy for Fidel Castro who has a thing for Sterling.

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So, how do you like the new format?
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Trailer, tracklist and release info on MCR's greatest hits

My Chemical Romance have announced plans to release a greatest hits album.

The band will release May Death Never Stop You on March 24, including previously unheard song 'Fake Your Death'.

"The title is fitting, because as sad as it was to say goodbye to the band, we look at this collection as a celebration of our best songs, and hope the memory of them continues to bring joy to you all as they have for us," they said in statement.

"We hope you take the journey with us into MCR's past, and enjoy the small taste of what might have been."

May Death Never Stop You will be released a year after My Chemical Romance announced their split on March 22, 2013.

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Carrie Underwood named Global Ambassador for Almay

Revlon, Inc. (NYSE:REV) announced today that Carrie Underwood is joining Almay as a Global Brand Ambassador. Multi-platinum recording artist and performer Underwood is one of the biggest names in the entertainment industry with 18 #1 hit singles, six Grammys and countless award wins. However, she is known as much for her values and accessibility as she is for her accomplishments. Like Almay, she believes in enhancing women's natural beauty and appreciates that all of the products are made with the highest quality standards making them suitable for women with sensitive skin and eyes.

Underwood will represent the full range of Almay products, including the newest 2014 launches. As the face and voice of Almay, she will appear in global, multimedia campaigns spanning television, print, in-store, digital and social platforms. Underwood's first campaign will break this week, highlighting her unique style and personality.

"Carrie embraces Almay's approach to beauty and products. Despite her enormous success, she is still a real girl from Oklahoma at the core and a self-professed makeup junkie who likes to try out new makeup looks in her spare time. Almay makes it easy to play with makeup and helps women look their most beautiful which is why we could not be more excited for her to join the brand," said Julia Goldin, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Revlon, Inc.

Underwood stated, "Honestly, I could never be associated with a Company I didn't believe in. I love Almay's positive approach to beauty because it's so important to celebrate our natural beauty and enhance what makes us unique. I'm also really impressed by their products, which I use in my daily life and when I'm working. There's really something for everyone and every occasion -- whether you want to get that perfect 'no-makeup makeup look' or create a fun, amped up 'date-night' smoky eye."

Exclusive behind-the-scenes content from Underwood's campaigns will be available on Almay.com and Almay's social media channels throughout Underwood's partnership with Almay.


Another day, another endorsement for the Queen.
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The Pretty Reckless Unveil New Album 'Going To Hell' Details

The Pretty Reckless have announced their long-awaited new album Going To Hell will be released on March 18th via Razor & Tie.

You can check out the official track listing and artwork for the band's latest full-length below.

A variety of unique pre-order bundles can be purchased here. Dates and ticket information for the bands upcoming spring tour can be found here.

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James Franco Finds Distributor For "Kink"

“Kink,” the James Franco-produced “behind-the-sex” documentary of the world’s largest producer of pornography with BDSM themes, has been acquired by MPI Pictures, it was announced Sunday. MPI has secured all North American rights.

The doc premiered at 2013 Sundance, and will hit theaters in late summer 2014. It follows San Francisco fetish website Kink.com and marks the feature debut of helmer Christina Voros. Along with Franco serving as exec producer, Vince Jolivette’s production company Rabbit Bandini Productions produced.

“Christina Voros’ fearless approach brings strong material to the screen in all its frankness,” said MPI Media Group executive vice president Greg Newman in a statement. “We look forward to releasing this bold work from the always-surprising James Franco.”

The deal was negotiated by MPI’s Newman and Zac Bright and Kevin Iwashina of Preferred Content.

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Did Juan Pablo's homophobic remarks hurt The Bachelor's ratings?

What's the Spanish word for phew?

Well, whatever it is, we're pretty sure Juan Pablo Galavis is saying it right now as his controversial remarks about why there shouldn't be a gay or bisexual Bachelor didn't have an impact on the ABC reality hit's ratings on Monday night.

The episode, which featured Juan Pablo giving two ladies (Lucy and Christy) the boot, attracted 7.8 million viewers and a 2.3 rating in the adults 18-49 demo, which is almost dead-even with last week's ratings (7.9 million viewers and a 2.3 rating).

Last week, Juan Pablo made headlines after saying he thought having a gay or bisexual Bachelor wasn't "a good example for kids to watch" in a candid interview with The TV Page. The Venezuelan single father said that while he "respects" gay couples and their desires "to have kids," he thinks they are more "more pervert in a sense."
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Britney Spears' Ex responds to TMZ calling him fat by posting shirtless pix

Response to this post.

Motivation? After TMZ posted new photos of Jason Trawick eating pizza and "showing off his new gut," the ex-fiance of Britney Spears took to Twitter to thank the website for encouraging him to lose weight.
"Thanks @tmz I needed this," he wrote on Jan. 20. "Started my diet/workout program today. C u in a month!" The former agent also shared a screenshot photo of TMZ's article, and a photo of himself lifting up his shirt and showing off his bare belly.

Trawick and Spears, 32, called off their engagement last January. During their relationship, Trawick lost an incredible amount of weight and showed off his lean, muscular bod. Us Weekly exclusively reported in April 2011 that he shed 50 pounds since he began dating Spears in 2009. The "Till the World Ends" singer told Ryan Seacrest at the time that she and Trawick "love to work out" and go on walks together.

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'The Raid 2' Full Domestic Trailer

The Sundance Film Festival is known for premiering thoughtful, dramatic independent films about deep, serious issues. But this year, one of the most sought-after tickets is for a martial arts sequel with car crashes, gun fights, and some of the most insane hand-to-hand combat ever put on film. It's called "The Raid 2," and as you can see from the exclusive trailer premiere, it's going to be a wild ride.

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The Raid 2 is set to hit theaters on March 28, 2014.
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OMW! That footwork @ 1:00

Sooo...who's seen the first one? Are you excited for the sequel? Discuss.

Garth Brooks announces Croke Park gigs for July


Country superstar Garth Brooks will play two comeback gigs at Dublin's Croke Park on July 25 and 26 in what will be his first Irish concerts in 17 years.

The 51-year-old Oklahoma crooner flew in by private jet to announce the concerts at a press conference at Croke Park this afternoon. He sold out two concerts at the venue in 1997 and the two July dates are being styled the Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event.

Tickets priced €65.45 go on sale Thursday, January 30 at 9am.

Speaking at the 82,300 seater stadium today (January 20), Brooks said: "Before we go back on tour in the Fall of 2014, I want to challenge myself, the band, and crew. In '97, we were lucky enough to play Croke Park, the stadium was under construction. 130,000+ of some of the greatest fans in the world.

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♥ Rihanna MAC Viva Glam is Now Available♥

Rihanna launches our new M·A·C VIVA GLAM with two strikingly bold shades of red frosted Lipstick and Lipglass, perfectly capturing her fearless, confident style. Every cent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM Rihanna goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Limited-edition, soft-touch red packaging features RiRi’s signature.
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i still need to find that perfect red. looking @ riri/ruby woo atm.
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Katie Holmes' Starbucks Run & Movie Updates!

Katie Holmes stays warm with a cup a coffee at Starbucks on Saturday (January 18) in New York City, carrying a Valentino Camouflage Rockstud Tote.

In case you didn’t know, three of Katie‘s films – Days and Nights, Miss Meadows, and Mania Days – are all in post production and scheduled to release sometime this year. Stay tuned for more details!

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The Men of Full House Reunite For Super Bowl Commercial

The boys are back in town ... and they're eating yogurt.

Dannon Oikos is promising a nostalgia touchdown with their Super Bowl teaser ad, which shows the men of Full House reuniting.

The spot opens with the face of Oikos and TV's coolest uncle, John Stamos, seemingly alone, chowing down on some cultures and watching football. But then – BAM! – the camera pans right and there are Dave Coulier and Bob Saget bringing their top pajama game.

What does the full game day ad have in store? The Olsen twins getting yogurt facials in pigtails and OshKosh B'Gosh? Kimmy barging in to lecture on the importance of calcium intake? Those infamous commercial breaks can't come soon enough.


I think it's wishful thinking that the Olsens would even consider the thought.  John could get it any day tho.
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Tom Hardy Drops Out of The Outsider!!

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Last June, it was reported that Ichi the Killer and Audition director Takashi Miike was planning on helming writer Andrew Baldwin's The Outsider with Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road) in the lead role.

Now, Twitch has learned that Hardy has backed out of the project and will no longer star. Pre-production was already underway, but that has now been put on hold while the producers search for a new star. The site says that Hardy's departure has also pushed the film outside of Miike's window of availability, meaning the film is also in need of a new director.

Based on an idea by John Linson, the film is set in post-World War II Japan, where an American former prisoner-of-war rises in the yakuza.

Linson is producing alongside his father, Art Linson, as well as with Steve Richards, Andrew Rona and Joel Silver.


I'm disappointed this didn't work out! But at least we have a bunch of other hardy films to look forward to in 2014/2015
Which ones are you most excited for ONTD??

The Originals: Danielle Campbell on Tonight's "Huge Twist" and Facing Off with Joseph Morgan

With great power comes a greater chance of spewing dirt.

This is the lesson The Originals' Davina (Danielle Campbell) will learn in tonight's episode of the hit CW drama when her powers (via all her fellow coven members who were sacrificed in the botched Harvest festival) become too much for her to handle. While coughing up dirt probably won't have Davina updating her favorite hobbies on Facebook anytime soon, it was quite the fun day on set for Campbell.

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'Star Wars,' Nintendo collide: 'Super Smash Wars 2: The Empire Smashes Back'

Link, Donkey Kong, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario, and Princess Rosalina invade a galaxy far, far away with this tribute to "Star Wars" by animator James Farr

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(Credit: Video screenshot by Leslie Katz/CNET)

Luke Skywalker isn't the only one who knows how to wave around a lightsaber. Link, Princess Peach, Donkey Kong, Toad, Yoshi, and more beloved Nintendo video game characters are transformed as "Star Wars" characters in "Super Smash Wars 2: The Empire Smashes Back" Part 1 and Part 2 by Oklahoma-based animator and director James Farr.

"'Star Wars' and Nintendo are both incredibly dear to my heart and have always had some interesting narrative overlap," Farr told Crave. "Eventually, I knew, somebody would think to do this. And I wanted to be the one to do it first -- and (do it) right."

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white hot is on the cover of ESPN with nicki minaj

ESPN allows the worlds of music and sports to collide for ESPN The Magazine's annual Music Issue. The issue, which releases later this week, features three covers, each pairing a star athlete with a star musician.

Nicki shares her cover with Kobe Bryant, sitting on a speaker to get on the same level as the NBA superstar who sports his latest signature sneaker, the Nike KOBE 9 Elite.

Eminem reps for Detroit, appearing alongside Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, aka Megatron. ESPN describes the pairing as "a match made in Motor City heaven."

And finally, Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar walks a hallway with L.A. Clippers star Chris Paul for the third cover.

ESPN The Magazine's 2014 Music Issue hits newsstands Friday (Jan. 24).

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Jennifer Connelly: "David Bowie was so generous and lovely"

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Jennifer Connelly recently met with Allure magazine to discuss her new movies, Winter's Tale and Noah, and talk through some of her career highlights. In Allure's February issue, available on newsstands from 28th January, Jennifer dishes on working with David Bowie, her kids and being directed by husband Paul Bettany in the homeless love story Shelter.

Highlights from the interview and shots from Jennifer's fashion shoot with photographer Carter Smith are below.

Please feel free to transform this into a Labyrinth free-for-all, everyone! For the sake of comparison, you can read an interview between Jennifer (promoting Labyrinth) and Barbie magazine from 1986 here.

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Your Daily Serving of BCoops

Bradley Cooper Heading Back to Broadway

If you’ve ever had the burning desire to see one of the hottest film stars of the moment bray, “I am not an animal!” you’re in luck. Bradley Cooper, who just received his second Oscar nomination in as many years for his fussy, conflicted G-man in David O. Russell’s American Hustle, will be returning to Broadway after an eight-year absence, the actor’s reps tell EW. (His last appearance was opposite Julia Roberts and Paul Rudd in 2006′s Three Days of Rain, for which he got very good notices.)

The red-hot actor will headline a revival of Bernard Pomerance’s The Elephant Man, playing John Merrick, the severely deformed, soulful figure memorably embodied on film in David Lynch’s 1980 film version by John Hurt. The play, unlike the film, has the leading actor suggest deformity through physicality without the aid of makeup or prosthetics, so you’ll get to see Cooper in all his golden-boy glory, just like in the large pic right here, which highlights Mr. Cooper’s 2012 performance in the play at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. This marks the second Broadway revival of Pomerance’s Tony-winning play, after a 2002 production starring Billy Crudup and Kate Burton, who were both nominated for Tonys for their work.

Bradley & Sookie Stackhouse @ Sundance

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Bradley & Sookie kiss @ J Timblerlake Concert

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Carrie Underwood Launches Nail Polish Line

Carrie Underwood recently teamed up with Nicole By OPI to create her very own collection of nail polish. With 14 shades of colors with names like Lips are Dripping Honey, Southern Charm and Sweet Daisy the six-time GRAMMY winner is clearly infusing her Southern charm into every color.

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Beauty post to take our minds off this awful snow storm~
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Orlando Bloom ‘flirty’ with Margot Robbie

Orlando Bloom was spotted getting cozy with Margot Robbie at CAA’s Golden Globes after-party at the Sunset Tower Hotel.

According to a source, there was flirting going on at the party between the pair, adding that they ended the night by kissing in the corner, the New York Post reported.

The 37-year-old actor and Miranda Kerr had announced their separation after spending three years together, but have remained good friends.

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Soon to be Academy Award Nominated Actress Jennifer López shoots her new film, Lila & Eve.

She's never been known to smoke or drink alcohol.

But Jennifer Lopez was spotted puffing away on a cigarette Tuesday while playing a grieving mother on the Atlanta set of her film Lila & Eve.

As Eve Rafael, the 44-year-old pop star appeared to enjoy miming a tobacco habit between takes on location at a church.

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Madonna has Dolphins in her home in Dubai – report! Madonna responds

A crazy report has been circulating all day that Madonna has Dolphins in her home in Dubai. How did they get there?

However, Madonna is fighting back – releasing a statement to NAUGHTY BU NICE ROB saying, “despite reports to the contrary, Madonna does not own a home in Dubai with dolphins.”

Thank goodness. We all know Madonna has unicorns! Wink

The rumor started after a story ran on designer Joaquín Torres, who says he has designed the homes of Madonna, Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem. The publication claimed he had designed Madonna’s home in Dubai and that she has dolphins in her living room. Dolphins. Enough said.


The Sochi Moment You've Been Waiting For: Norwegian Curling Pants Revealed!

The sun had set on the Strip and some members of the Norwegian curling team were taking a break from competing in a tournament here. They were ready to hit the town, the Bellagio, perhaps, and maybe dinner at Caesars Palace. But the men knew that tourists would not recognize them as Scandinavian stars of an obscure sport.

People cared more about their pants.

In a scene straight out of a geekier version of “Ocean’s Eleven,” Thomas Ulsrud, the team’s skip, wore purple paisley pants with a matching jacket. Christoffer Svae opted for a tuxedo with a playing card pattern, and Haavard Vad Petersson wore bright pink cotton candy swirls with dots of electric green.

Camera phones, laughter and the drunken exclamations of tourists followed the team as they traversed the dizzying casino carpet.

“You would think in Vegas people have seen crazy stuff like that before,” Svae said. “But they got a lot of attention.”

The curlers have gotten used to people paying attention to their clothes. In 2010, at the Vancouver Games, where the Norwegians won a silver medal, they made a splash when they made the sheet of curling ice their runway, competing in bright red, white and blue pants, the colors of their country’s flag.

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Grind Goat Will Never Die, But You Will

In the age of the Internet, we are all infinite. But you and I are not as infinite as Biquette, the world famous grindcore goat. Who was Biquette? You may have seen photos of her floating around the Internet for the last few years; BuzzFeed posted some under the header, “Punk Rock Goat.” To put it plainly, Biquette was a goat who loved grindcore. She lived on a farm-cum-DIY space in Mauriac, France, where she made friends with touring acts and, from what I’m told, just about everyone who passed through.

These photos were taken during a show played by a band called Wormrot and became a minor viral sensation for the simple reason that it’s really, really funny to look at a goat standing in the front row of a punk show. For all the self-seriousness that DIY sometimes involves, there’s probably no better way to have a laugh than by looking in the audience and seeing a goat soaking up the rock. There’s a video of Wormrot playing with Biquette in attendance, and it’s pretty great; the members of the band are smiling as Biquette stands there without a care in the world.

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diet of cigarette butts? don't think her death is really that big of a mystery... RIP Biquette.

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Arctic Monkeys Earn First Alternative Songs No. 1

After nearly a decade of scaling Billboard rankings, the band rules Alternative Songs for the first time with 'Do I Wanna Know?'

More than eight years after first appearing on a Billboard chart, Arctic Monkeys score their first No. 1 on Billboard's radio-based Alternative Songs survey, as "Do I Wanna Know?" rises 2-1.

The band logged one prior entry on the Nielsen BDS-powered ranking, its breakthrough hit "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor," which reached No. 7 in 2006.

"Do I Wanna Know?" is the lead single from the group's fifth studio album, "AM," which debuted at a career-best No. 6 on the Billboard 200 the week of Sept. 28, 2013. The set bowed atop the Official U.K. Albums chart the same week, making the band the first independent group to score five consecutive No. 1 U.K. albums.


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Harry Styles photo used as unauthorised poster for gay nightclub

As with almost any member of any boyband in the history of boybands, Harry Styles has long been the subject of rumours surrounding his sexuality.

Now, he’s been falsely “outted” by a gay nightclub in Melbourne, Australia called ‘Closet Party’, who have used an unauthorised image of the singer to promote a new event.

The One Direction star has been repeatedly questioned over his close friendship with Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw, which he clarified during an interview with GQ magazine in September 2013: “We're not dating, no. We're just friends.”

“Bisexual? Me? I don’t think so. I’m pretty sure I’m not,” he added when probed further over his orientation.

Then in October, he was forced to deny having a fling with fellow 1D bandmate Louis Tomlinson (the media hilariously dubbed the pair 'Larry Stylinson'), after fake photographs of them kissing were published via an Australian tabloid. And then, just when he’s strongly linked to (female) Kardashian relative Kendall Jenner, reports emerged that the alleged couple had been living it up on the gay clubbing scene in New York.

The target audience is described as being ‘for homosexuals and those who love them’ in one strap line, while the accompanying slogan on the $10 entry fee reads 'Come out, come out, wherever you are.'

A representative for Harry Styles declined to comment on the image – or whether his management are likely to take action against the club for its use.

The use of attractive celebrity pictures seems to be a trademark move for the promoters, who have printed posters of Jennifer Lawrence (pictured below), John Travolta, Leonardo DiCaprio, Whitney Houston, Tom Cruise, George Clooney and Jodie Foster to advertise events in the past.

The news comes a month after Styles won a court order to prevent the paparazzi from harassing him.

He had already attempted to persuade a number of photographers to stop their behaviour voluntarily.

But the talks had failed, forcing him to apply to the High Court for an injunction, his counsel David Sherborne confirmed in December 2013.


Bikini girl Farrah Abraham plays ball...

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As a busy mom with a hectic schedule, it's no surprise that Farrah Abraham needed some time at the beach to recharge her batteries.

Farrah Abraham showed off her toned figure in a cut-out one piece bathing suit Monday as she had some fun playing a friendly game of football on a Miami beach.

The former Teen Mom star, who's currently appearing in VH1's Couple's Therapy, was seen running, catching and bending over to hike a football.

The mother of one - to four-year-old Sophia - looked like she was enjoying a much-needed break as she tries to work through some difficult issues in her life including the fallout of her porn video.

The 22-year-old starred in XXX film Farrah Superstar: Back Door Teen Mom and in early January opened up to Intouch about the video - which she originally tried to pass off as a sex tape - saying it had ruined her life.

Farrah told the magazine: 'It made it hard to have friends and a private life and to trust family, who I feel use me for money.

'If I went back in time, I would not have done it. The sex tape ruined my life.'

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Shia LaBeouf Rips Off Joaquin Phoenix by Blaming Bizarre Behavior on ‘Performance Art’

The “Nymphomaniac” star says public apology is always “performative redress” and all art is “plagiarisum” [sic]

Embattled actor Shia LaBeouf has finally come clean on his weeks and weeks of bizarre behavior, claiming that it’s all been one giant piece of performance art.

LaBeouf claims #stopcreating – the hashtag he used to mark his many Twitter apologies – is a project created with the help of “Meta-Modernist” Luke Turner, screenwriter of “Training Day” and “End of Watch” David Ayer, and Kenneth Goldsmith, who in 2013 was appointed the Museum of Modern Art’s first poet laureate.

Perhaps the “Nymphomaniac” star doesn’t remember that Joaquin Phoenix – who was nominated for an Academy Award (but not for this) – beat him to the punch by five whole years, and kept up the act throughout 2009 in service of Casey Affleck’s mockumentary “I’m Still Here.”

Or perhaps that’s LaBeouf’s point.

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'Cesar Chavez' Trailer: Michael Peña Fights For Workers' Rights

As several stirring biopics prepare to battle for Oscar gold, a new entry in the category looks like a contender for next year's awards.

A new trailer for "Cesar Chavez" is now available. The biopic about the labor rights activist was directed by "Y Tu Mama Tambien" actor Diego Luna and stars Michael Peña ("End of Watch," "American Hustle) in the titular role.

Chavez was a Mexican-American who organized a strike of California farmhands in the 1960s. His efforts drew national attention and the support of Robert Kennedy.

When the protests become violent, Chavez goes on a hunger strike. "I failed you as a leader, and I will fast until everyone makes a pledge recommitting themselves to nonviolence," he declares in the trailer.

The movie looks like the kind of powerful, moving biopic that awards voters love.

"Cesar Chavez" also stars America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, and John Malkovich, and opens in theaters March 28.


Cara Delevingne rocks bridal gown - and trainers! - at Chanel haute couture show in Paris


We are more accustomed to seeing her in baggy sweatpants and beanies but tomboy Cara Delevingne looked elegant and ethereal at the Chanel haute couture show in Paris this morning.

The 21-year-old donned a sheer white bridal-style dress as she closed the hotly anticipated presentation alongside creative director and good friend Karl Lagerfeld.

The gown was embellished with jewels and Cara completed the look with an extravagant feather headdress and lashings of silver eyeliner as she glided along the catwalk with a page boy in tow - none other than Karl's five-year-old godson.

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Cara was also spotted with Michelle Rodriguez after the show


She's only 21, but Cara Delevingne has already walked down the aisle in a wedding dress.

Well, more runway as the star of Chanel's spring/summer 2014 couture show in Paris on Tuesday, where a young usher in a sparkling white suit carried her train as she descended the ivory stairs towards the catwalk.

But as soon as the bridal gown was off, Cara was back to her mischievous ways, as she allowed fellow model Charlotte Free to grope her chest while in the back seat of a limo with Michelle Rodriguez.

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Louis Tomlinson teases fans over new One Direction music by revealing plans to record next record


Brand new One Direction music could be on the way after Louis tweeted his excitement for writing a new track

It doesn’t take much to get One Direction fans bursting with excitement – a simple tweet about Harry Styles eating lunch is enough to send most of them into a coma of joy.

But the, er, protective teens have a reason to WRITE IN CAPS LOCK because Louis Tomlinson teased his millions of followers about new music.

The band recently released their third studio album, Midnight Memories, but already the sass master from Doncaster is yapping on about recording some spanking new tracks.

He wrote: “Getting really excited to start writing for the next record :)”

Louis has been enjoying time off after a mammoth 117-date tour while bandmate Harry Styles is having some bromance with Zach Braff and Liam Payne goes on little rants.

are YOU excited for a new 1D album, ontd?

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Taylor Kitsch's 'Man of the World' Interview, Interview Magazine pictures + Grand Seduction Trailer



On the morning that we meet, 32-year-old actor Taylor Kitsch is a patchwork of frayed flannel and denim. He's Paul Bunyan-big, and speaks like a country road - leisurely paced, with winding turns that sometimes go nowhere. We're sitting down to breakfast at his favorite beachside hotel in Santa Monica where he's hunkered down for a week of meetings. At night, he's been driving out to the Valley to play hockey.

"Us Canadians, we find that shit," he says with a laugh. "Hockey's like therapy for me. I went through a terrible break up a while ago and it was the one thing that allowed me to actually not think about it for an hour-and-a-half."

A tossed off aside, to be sure - therapy on ice! - but it encapsulates Kitsch's onscreen appeal, and has a lot to do with why the L.A. machers keep banking on him. He's a man's man, a jock even, but he's comfortably evolved. He talks about his vintage Triumph bike like a veteran gearhead, but he isn't afraid to feel.

This much was clear on the cult series Friday Night Lights where, for five seasons, he played Tim Riggins, a star high-school fullback saddled with a drinking problem, a conscience, and his own catchphrase - "Texas Forever."

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Not going to lie, cried through almost all of Lone Survivor

Kate Upton by Mario Testino for Vogue


New York's football teams had a terrible season on the field, but things were recently a little better off of it.

That's because players from the Jets and Giants did this "Vogue" photoshoot with "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit model, Kate Upton.

Punter Steve Weatherford, defensive back Prince Amukamara and wide receiver Victor Cruz were the Giants fortunate enough to do the shoot. Defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson and offensive lineman Nick Mangold represented the Jets who worked with Upton.

Jets owner Woody Johnson, Giants owner Steve Tisch and former Giants defensive lineman Michael Strahan were also part of the photo spread.

Weatherford seemed particularly excited to take picture with Upton.

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Justified Episode 4 Preview + Casting News


Mary Steenburgen headed to Harlan County for 'Justified'
The current season of FX’s "Justified" centers on dimwitted Dewey Crowe’s extended family, whose arrival in Harlan County isn’t likely to be greeted kindly by disgruntled U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens. But as always, there’s another plot unfolding when it comes to Boyd Crowder and his new business associate, Wynn Duffie. It looks like that story has just added a wonderful new wrinkle.

Deadline reports that Mary Steenburgen has been cast on "Justified" in the season’s final few episodes as Katherine Hale, “a Southern Belle who was the wife of [Wynn] Duffy’s (Jere Burns) mentor in crime.”

Once she debuts, Steenburgen will recur through the rest of the season, with no word yet on her place in next year’s sixth and final season. But her character’s association with Wynn Duffy, and thereby her connection with Boyd, is information enough to get the wheels turning.

"Justified" airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX
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'Teen Mom 2': Jenelle Evans previews Season 5 struggles

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"Teen Mom 2" has shown the many ups and downs of Jenelle Evans' life over the past four seasons, and Season 5 -- premiering Tuesday (Jan. 21) -- will continue to document her struggles as a teen mother.

However, Evans thinks that being on the MTV reality show has actually affected her in positive ways. "I think being on the show helped me because I saw my flaws and I saw what I was doing wrong and I wanted to correct myself," Evans tells Zap2it. "But after every season I ended up giving up, and in the fourth season I turned to drugs. Seeing myself go through that really motivated me to just constantly be positive and do well for myself and be focused on getting better and putting all my focus on [son] Jace."

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"Teen Mom 2" Season 5 premieres at 10 p.m. ET Tuesday on MTV.

Source: http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/m-teen-mom-2-jenelle-evans-previews-season-5-struggles-reflects-on-how-far-shes-come-since-season-1.html

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No, Hollywood’s not post-queer: The complicated politics of coming out

Ian McKellen may have casually outed some "Hobbit" cast-mates, but that doesn't mean being an out celebrity is easy

2014 is quickly shaping up to be the Year of Celebrity Outings. In the first week of the new year, as the Internet was abuzz over rumors about Republican politician Aaron Schock’s sexuality, Sir Ian McKellen belatedly upped the ante. An interview from a 2012 press junket resurfaced last week, one in which the British thespian casually outed half of his “Hobbit” castmates. Fielding a question on whether it’s getting better for gay actors in Hollywood, McKellen went right to naming names. “Just look only how many openly gay actors in the ‘Hobbit’ with were: two of the dwarves, to Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Lee Pace,” McKellen said, in a very rough translation from the original German.

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Law & Order Mothership Brings Back One Of Their ADA's to L&O: SVU Tomorrow

Law & Order worlds collide this Wednesday when Alana de la Garza brings the character of Connie Rubirosa to SVU — and we’ve got a first look at her introduction to Benson and Rollins.

In the episode “Jersey Breakdown” (airing Wednesday at 9/8c, on NBC), an underage runaway is found raped and beaten under the Highline. That brings “acting squad commander” Benson and her team in contact with Rubirosa, who in her previous Law & Order: Original Flavor and Los Angeles incarnations was an ADA, but now is back in New York heading up a federal task force targeting underage sex trafficking.

Yay, I loved Connie. She was my 2nd favorite ADA tied with Claire (Jamie Ross will always be my absolute fave). Who was your favorite L&O ADA ONTD?


Elle Fanning & Aaron Paul Meet Up at Variety's Sundance Studio


Elle Fanning and Aaron Paul share a laugh while meeting up at the Variety Studio: Sundance Edition held during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on Monday (January 20) in Park City, Ut.

The 15-year-old actress was in attendance with her Low Down co-stars Glenn Close, Tim Daly, and Flea to chat about their new film. The cast also stopped by the Getty Images Portrait Studio for a photo session that afternoon.

Aaron, 34, was at the studio with his wife Lauren for an interview to promote his film Hellion.

FYI: Elle is wearing an Isabel Marant outfit.

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