February 18th, 2014


Joan Rivers Returns To ‘Tonight Show’ After Decades-Long Ban

With a new host behind the desk, Joan Rivers has returned to “Tonight.”

After an exile of nearly 30 years, Joan Rivers appeared on NBC’s “Tonight Show” Monday night, The turn on the ‘Tonight’ stage marks the first time the veteran comedienne has surfaced on the program since Johnny Carson banned her after she left a stint his permanent guest host to lead a competing program on a then-upstart Fox network. Jimmy Fallon, the new host, has apparently lifted an injunction that has been in place since the late 1980s.

Rivers was one of a parade of celebrities who greeted new host Jimmy Fallon during an early segment of the program, which was taped early Monday evening. Rivers walked on to the set just after Tracy Morgan, stopped for a moment to wish Fallon well and smile for the audience, and then left the stage, to be replaced by Seth Rogen.

Rivers once held more sway on the program. In September, 1983, she was named Johnny Carson’s permanent guest host. Riding a wave of popularity, she departed the program in 1986 after getting the offer from Fox. Carson at the time claimed she had never told him about the venture and had to learn of it elsewhere. Rivers never appeared again on “Tonight” during his tenure, or during that of Jay Leno, an NBC spokeswoman for “Tonight” confirmed Monday evening.

The Fox program Rivers would go on to helm, “The Late Show with Joan Rivers,” led to tragedy for her family. When she and her husband Edgar Rosenberg, proved to be at loggerheads with Fox executives over the direction of the new latenight series, the new network fired them both. Rosenberg would commit suicide within months.

Since that time, Rivers has held forth as the host of a daytime talk show as well as enjoyed stints on E!, TV Guide Channel, WE TV, “Hollywood Squares” and more. Nothing she did, however, got her back on the set of “Tonight.”

Fallon may be out to mend fences. The entertainer has espoused a hosting philosophy of having fun, celebrating and being a fan.

Arrangements to bring Rivers back on the program could not be quickly learned. A publicist for Rivers could be reached for immediate comment Monday night.
Iron Man | nope

'Guardians of the Galaxy' crew comes down to Earth

The scenario almost sounds like the start of a sci-fi joke: A child of the 1980s, the deadliest woman in the galaxy, a tattooed green warrior, a talking raccoon and a sentient alien tree walk into an intergalactic prison.

Instead, it's the start of a new space saga, Guardians of the Galaxy, due Aug. 1 from Marvel Studios. Directed by James Gunn, the film is based on the cult comic book and continues to explore the Marvel Cinematic Universe of the Iron Man and Avengers films but in an entirely different way.

The first trailer will be in theaters Friday and premieres on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night (11:35 ET/PT), with a special intro by star Chris Pratt.
Gunn likens the movie to someone's favorite indie band finally hitting the big time.
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Anthony Mackie Talks Desire for Avengers: Age of Ultron Appearance

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The cast for Marvel Studios' upcoming behemoth Avengers: Age of Ultron has already grown significantly from its predecessor. Set to include several new characters from the Marvel U, it's been rumored that we might also see some of the supporting characters from previous films as well, namely Don Cheadle as James Rhodes.

But what about Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon? Mackie makes his debut as the character in the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and given the character's association with The Avengers in the comic books, it's not a stretch to think he might appear.

"I call all of them at Marvel every Monday," Mackie told Total Film. "I'm like, 'So have y'all decided if I'm in Avengers 2 yet? I'll get on the bus to Albuquerque tomorrow!' I wanted to be a superhero from the first day that I started in this business, and to have the opportunity to be a superhero is kind of remarkable. If I get the opportunity to be in The Avengers 2, 3, 7 and 18, there's no way I would complain or balk at any part of that…"

Uncertainty of an "Avengers" appearance aside, Mackie did confirm appearances in future "Captain America" films to the magazine. Do you want to see The Falcon in Avengers: Age of Ultron?


Keep calling Anthony!
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SeaWorld releases Truth About Blackfish


Why “Blackfish” is Propaganda, not a Documentary

We object to Blackfish because its two central premises are wrong: (1) that life at SeaWorld is harmful for killer whales and for trainers working with these animals, and (2) that SeaWorld has attempted to cover up the facts surrounding the tragic death of trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010, as well the history of Tilikum, the killer whale involved in that accident. Nothing could be further from the truth.
To make these ultimately false and misleading points, the film conveys falsehoods, manipulates viewers emotionally, and relies on questionable filmmaking techniques to create “facts” that support its point of view.

Here are some significant examples with links to supporting documents:
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Kween Tilda + King Hiddles

New UK Film Review For "Only Lovers Left Alive" Starring Tom Hiddleston + Tilda Swinton

This deadpan comedy introduces us to a pair of snooty, blood-sucking sophisticates who have been gorging on art, literature, and music for centuries.

Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton) act like newlyweds, which is quite something considering they tied the knot a few hundred years ago. They are less enamoured with the current state of the human race who, in tired vamp parlance, are now known as “zombies”.

After a relatively recent stint as a rock star, Adam has holed up in a ramshackle house in the suitably blasted city of Detroit.

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Okay, I know I'm not the only one who has already seen this flaw-free cinematic gem.

Now that V-Day is done, shall we have a nice "OLLA" discussion slash Tom/Tilda party post? ;)
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"Fear Street" books returning!

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Fear Street is back! Well, almost. R.L. Stine is reviving his popular book series this fall (due Sept. 30) with Party Games, and we’ve got an exclusive first look at the cover. Does it strike the fear in you or at least give you, um, goosebumps?

Three books are planned in the comeback. In October, Stine teased the premise of Party Games to Vulture: “It’s about girl named Rachel, who Brendan Fear invites along with a bunch of other people to the Fear’s summer house on Fear Island, in the middle of a lake. They’re 17, in high school. It’s Halloween time, and they’re reopening the summerhouse just for this party. Brendan invents games, he loves games, and one by one the guests start getting murdered—every murder is attached to a game. One girl is found all folded up and there’s a note that says, ‘Twister, anyone?’ They’re trapped on an island, and there’s a killer there who wants to kill everyone.”


Selena Gomez Thought Justin Bieber Gave Her an STD


Selena Gomez was reportedly worried former boyfriend Justin Bieber might have had given her a sexually transmitted disease (STD).

According to a Life & Style report, the 21-year-old Come And Get It singer was not only afraid that Bieber had been unfaithful to her, but also was scared that he gave her an infection.

"Selena has had issues with anxiety for a while," an insider allegedly said. "And she's still dealing with them. It started when Justin was cheating on her — one big breaking point was that she thought he gave her an STD and got tested."

This comes after reports emerged Gomez was admitted at The Meadows treatment centre in Wickenburg, Arizona.
Meanwhile, the former couple were seen together in January, riding Segways near Bieber's Calabasas home, a year after their highly publicised split.

The former Disney star has previously voiced her concern for the Baby hitmaker, who was been involved in a series of unfortunate incidents lately.

"Part of life and growing up are going through things that aren't comfortable - and you hope you come out the other side a stronger person," she told MailOnline at The Sundance Film Festival. "I will always care about Justin no matter what - my instinct after all we have been through is to protect him from any harm."

"Whatever he is going through I want him to come out of it stronger," she added.


Shameless & House of Lies Renewed by Showtime

SHOWTIME has picked up brand new seasons of its critically-acclaimed hit drama Shameless and comedy series HOUSE OF LIES with a 12-episode order for each to air in 2015. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc., who has renewed the network’s full winter Sunday night line-up. As previously announced, EPISODES was also renewed for a fourth season. Production for the new seasons of all three series will kick-off in Los Angeles later this year. Shameless, HOUSE OF LIES and EPISODES currently air on Sunday nights starting at 9 p.m. only on SHOWTIME.

read the full press release at the source
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Has a Major ‘Captain America’ Twist Been Revealed?


Last chance to turn away — if true, the following rumor is a doozy.

On the extremely off chance that it’s not on your radar already, Captain America: The Winter Soldier arrives in less than two months. Ahead of the Marvel sequel’s premiere, it appears one of the its biggest secrets may have been revealed — all thanks to an action figure and soundtrack listing.

At Toy Fair this week in New York City, merchandise for The Winter Soldier revealed a strange addition to the lineup:

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Rashida Jones: 'There's more than one way to be a woman and be sexy'
As Quincy's daughter, Rashida Jones might have been just another Hollywood brat. But the Parks And Recreation star has a Harvard degree – and big plans for America's funniest women

The actor, writer and producer Rashida Jones suggested we meet at a private members' club near her home in West Hollywood, which seemed like a fine idea at the time. But, as I wait for her, I worry that there must be a dress code that I didn't know about, because every single woman but me is wearing skinny designer jeans, metallic heels, a sexy top, a full face of makeup and an enormous designer handbag, at 3pm on a sunny Saturday. After a few long minutes in which I shift self-consciously around in my floral cotton dress, Jones comes clattering towards me, barefaced and dressed, in her words, "like a mime": in flats, wide-legged cropped black trousers and a Breton top. She looks – and I mean this in the non-infantilising sense – adorable. She also looks a little out of place here, but her reason for suggesting the venue becomes quickly apparent.

"They have the best chocolate chip cookies," she says, ordering a plateful as soon as she sits down.

I tell her I was worried the club had a dress code. "Oh God, that whole LA Barbie doll look, right?" she says. "It's weird that everybody wants to look like everyone else. I love what you can do with fashion, but that look is just not my nature. I like conservative dressing. I don't like to dress to tell people that they want to have sex with me."

While I was waiting for her, I say, men kept approaching the two women sitting near us, who are wearing extremely sexy versions of this LA uniform, and one chat-up line was, "Can I just charge my iPhone here?"

"Yeah, more like, 'Can I just charge my penis over here?'" Jones cackles.

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St. Vincent; Reckless Precision

At the beginning of her fourth album as St. Vincent, Annie Clark is running and sweating and naked and alone. Well, not completely alone. There's a coiled serpent close by, shaking its tail—hence the running. "Rattlesnake" would be a perfect, panicked creation myth—a shock of metaphor and imagination—except for the fact that the song is based on utter reality.

While visiting a friend's remote cattle ranch in West Texas last year, Clark decided to step outside for a quiet walk to nowhere. There were no signs to mark her progress as she continued down a little dirt pathway, no cell phone service, nobody else around. Sensing a Walden Pond moment, she thought, "When am I ever going to be in nature like this? I want to release—I'm just going to take off my clothes." As she kept walking, her whole body exposed to the Texas sun, she noticed small holes on either side of the path. Then she heard something.

"I thought it was the wind blowing, but the wind wasn't blowing," she recalls. "I turned and I saw a snake and I just took off." With adrenaline pumping, she ran the mile or so back to the house. Then she had a shot of tequila. Then she wrote "Rattlesnake". Clark calls the song "a new mythology," one that's not based on thousands of years of Adam, Eve, and Eden, but rather the blunt physical truths around us. "I didn't come from anybody's rib," she says. "I'm just fucking terrified by a snake." Here, she laughs a sharp, no-bullshit laugh.

But "Rattlesnake" is not a frightened song; it's playful, funky, commanding. And during its climactic guitar solo—the kind of wet-socket jolt Clark has become known for over the last seven years—it's as if she's using her fear as a weapon to squash anything and everything in her way. All across her new self-titled album, Clark harnesses her existential woes until they become empowering strengths. The 31-year-old singer has become an expert at navigating these sorts of theoretical schisms—turning depression into triumph, or fiction into reality, or calmness into brutal force—so much so that it can be impossible to tell where one ends and the other starts, which can be a source of intrigue, or bewilderment, or both.

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all that and not one word about her sexuality, homegirl got that shit on lockdown

Adam Lambert + Chris Daughtry return to American Idol this week

American Idol welcomes back two of its most popular alumni Tuesday night: Chris Daughtry and Adam Lambert. The two will advise the contestants in a "Boot Camp" segment led by judge-turned-mentor Randy Jackson. Randy says he wanted Chris and Adam to help the contestants this year because, unlike him, they've actually competed on the show.

"I've been doing this show since it started so I have a wealth of knowledge," Randy said in a conference call with reporters. "But they were actually in the trenches of people that we were actually judging, so they could tell it from a completely different side."

Of course, there are literally more than a hundred American Idol alumni who've made the top 10 over the years, but Randy said that Chris and Adam can offer a unique perspective, because neither of them took home the Idol crown, but went on to top the charts.

"They're each equally successful and they weren't the winners their seasons," Randy said. "So they've gone on to amass great careers that are still running strong, and they weren't even the winners. So I wanted the kids to see that -- see their knowledge, see their sense of self, where they are now, where they've grown, what they thought when they were on the show, auditioning. It's just such an insight that I think none of the contestants have ever really had."

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On Tuesday night, the Top 15 girls will perform; on Wednesday, the Top 15 guys will do the same. On Thursday, we'll find out who the Top 10 finalists are, and the judge will announce their wild card picks to round it out to a Top 13.


Nene blogs an apology for her behavior at the Charity Event ...sort of

WOW! What a show! I don’t have a lot I want to say, but I’ll start by saying I apologize for my behavior at the charity event. I definitely don’t want to teach young women that this is the proper way to respond when someone is trying to trick you into a situation and push your buttons. I would much rather teach young women to be aware of the wolves in sheep’s clothing.

Kenya used the charity’s name for her own selfish reasons. I’m the kind of girl that likes to spill the facts. Everything else is just gossip and B.S. Here are the facts. I never received a call, a text, or an email from Kenya. What I did learn the night before the charity event is that Kenya had used a PR Firm to send e-vites to everyone, which is why I didn’t see it. Fact! You heard me right, a third party! She wanted you to believe she sent me an email and she did not. FACT! If she really had pure, good intentions, she could have picked up the phone, called me, and said, “Hey let’s put our differences aside for a night of charity!”

I’m a very rational person. I have been a major supporter to Saving Our Daughters and have raised thousands of dollars for them. Fact! All this charity B.S. is coming from a person that showed up at my charity event last year in a thong and butt pads! She even argued outside of Porsha’s charity event! She has no credibility when it comes to charity. I just hope Saving Our Daughters received the thousands of dollars she claimed to have raised.

I’m not surprised things have gone down the way they have between Kenya and me. She had beef with Cynthia over the whole coochie crack thing, then moved on to Porsha, then to Phaedra over a booty video, then to Apollo, and now me! I see straight through her! She’s not original. What’s she’s doing has already been done. I have always stood alone in a war! I might bend, but I won’t break, and if I stumble, I won’t fall! I see what she’s doing and so do you.

P.S. Here’s something else I saw: (1) Did you see the opportunist that keeps coming around? (2) Did you see my friend just sit there and indirectly support this B.S.? I have worked with a lot of women over the years, and the one thing that it has taught me is that life is like an elevator — on your way up, you have to let people off!

Thanks to those of you that ride hard for me and support me no matter what! I’m not perfect, but I’m human with a heart!

Stay Fabulous,
NeNe Leakes


Justin Bieber -- Atlanta Move Could Land Him in PRISON

Justin Bieber's plan to move to Atlanta may be the worst decision he's made in years -- and that's really saying something -- because it could land him behind bars FOR YEARS.

TMZ broke the story ... Bieber now has his mind set on buying an estate in Atlanta and living there part time.

Here's the problem ... and it's a big one. In Georgia, possession of a tiny bit of weed is a misdemeanor that can land you in jail for 1 year. And, if it's more than an ounce, it becomes a FELONY and the maximum penalty is A DECADE BEHIND BARS.

By contrast ... in California 28.5 grams of pot or less is like a traffic ticket. And more than 28.5 grams is just a misdemeanor with the max penalty of 6 months in county jail.

Also in California, you can avoid criminal prosecution altogether by simply getting a medical marijuana card. There's no such thing in Georgia.

As for sizzurp ... in Georgia even a tiny bit of unprescribed codeine can land you in prison for 15 YEARS.

In California ... a little sizzurp is a felony, but the maximum punishment is 3 years.

Short story ... Justin may be making a colossal mistake.

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Kylie - "Kiss Me Once" Review

Kylie Kiss Me Once

At this point in her career, Kylie Minogue doesn’t really need to try.

With a dozen studio albums tucked inside her gold lamé hot pants, world tours, countless international smash hits (“Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” was recently named the Most Catchy Tune Of All Time), the beloved Aussie pop princess is one of the very few pop stars who has managed to not only survive, but flourish on top of the pop charts for nearly three decades. She sits on the throne of pop royalty, entirely deserving of the title of “legend” — a Goddess of Pop, really.

Even more impressive though is the freshness and consistency of her craft, which has continued all the way up to her latest studio album due out in March, Kiss Me Once — an album that feels effortlessly, endlessly Kylie.

And yet, we know that this record wasn’t effortless. She did try. In fact, it took Kylie over two years and one major management switch to get the album just right for release. “Making this album was quite a journey but I loved it,” Kylie confesses in the album’s press release. “It was through a time in my life where there were a lot of changes and new beginnings.” (And if she’s acknowledging that the album was “quite a journey,” you can only imagine what was actually going on behind the scenes.)

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TL;DR it's amazing. Only a few more weeks!!

About Last Night's ScreenPlay Writer Talks Hollywood's Racism Towards Black Films.

yes, that's her.

The "Bachelorette" screenwriter, who's white, on her "diarrhea-level" anxiety about writing the remake and why John Legend is funnier than Phil Collins.

"Impressive but not threatening. It’s the John Legend of penises." This is how Joan describes her new lover Bernie’s, um, equipment at the beginning of the remake About Last Night opening this weekend. It was one of three jokes I changed when I re-wrote the script for a black cast. It used to be "the Phil Collins of penises." If you ask me, John Legend is funnier.

When I was hired to write Screen Gems’ remake of About Last Night, I was nervous about a lot of things. How was I going to capture the bittersweet romantic comedy of the original 1986 film written by the awesome Tim Kazurinsky and Denise DeClue? What about the acerbic no-holds- barred sexual frankness of its source material, the play Sexual Perversity in Chicago by the immortal David Mamet? And if that wasn’t enough pressure, I also had never written a studio comedy! My only credits at the time were some plays and one season as a staff writer. Luckily I had some incredible support in the form of producers Will Gluck and Alicia Emmerich at Olive Bridge as well as Scott Strauss and, my fearless leader, Clint Culpepper at Screen Gems.

Despite my diarrhea-level anxiety, every time I sat down at that wretched laptop I said, out loud: "Don’t write jokes, Leslye. Write people."

A few months after I turned in my draft, Clint called me to tell me he had cast Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall and Joy Bryant, as the four lead characters. He asked me to do a rewrite now that casting was set. I asked what he wanted me to change.

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Michel Lohan -- Domestic Dispute with Baby Mama Kate Major ... Cops Called

Michael Lohan's girlfriend claims he's threatening her with a knife and threatening to take their infant son -- and now police are on scene ... TMZ has learned.

Kate Major blasted Lohan on Twitter Monday evening ... claiming she had to lock herself and their one-year-old son Landon in a bedroom while a knife-wielding Lohan tried to break down the door.

Threatening to take our son. What judge would rule for. him??? Stuck inside a house with this guy? He has a knife
— Kate Major (@k8major) February 18, 2014

Cops in Boca Raton, FL tell us officers have responded to their house ... and are talking to Michael and Kate right now.

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Michael Lohan's Baby Mama -- He Threatened to Stab Me ... 'I'm Gonna Kill You Bitch'
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Charlie Sheen -- Sure, I'll Have Kids With My Fiancee

Charlie Sheen -- who is paying $110,000 a month in child support for his 4 minor children, may have been twice bitten but he's game to have more kids with his new fiancee.

Sheen tells TMZ ... he's absolutely open to having children with Brett Rossi. At 24 she's not experienced the joy of childbirth, and she wants a family. Charlie will accommodate her, but he says not right away. As Charlie put it, "I'm having way too much fun with her right now. So much fun it should be illegal."

Charlie says Brett has spent time with twins Bob and Max. He says she loves them and vice versa.

Charlie -- who's been married 3 times -- also tells us he WON'T demand a formal prenup from Brett. Charlie says, "Prenups poison marriages." According to Charlie, his form of prenup will be short and sweet ... one line: "You keep your s**t and I'll keep mine."

titanic - mmm beer

Inside the Obsessive, Strange Mind of True Detective’s Nic Pizzolatto

Four years ago, Nic Pizzolatto was a college writing professor with one little-known collection of short stories to his name. He’d never written a single TV script. Now, as the creator of HBO’s True Detective, he’s the hottest new showrunner in Hollywood.

How did he do it?

When I meet Pizzolatto one recent Wednesday afternoon at a quiet Italian restaurant in Malibu, that’s the mystery I’m hoping to solve.

In my opinion, True Detective—the story of a pair of retired Louisiana cops and the sinister murder investigation that forever changed their lives—is not only one of the most riveting and provocative series I've seen in the last few years. It's one of the most riveting and provocative series I've ever seen. Period. The acting is brilliant. The plot is addictive. The allusions are rich. The philosophy is mind-bending.

And the auteur-anthology format—one writer, one director, two movie stars, and one story per season, with a beginning, middle, and end—could be revolutionary. As I wrote last month, “not every narrative is best created by committee or best told as an open-ended epic. … For a certain kind of plot-centric series, the True Detective model could alleviate some of television's muddling structural issues and liberate showrunners to take full advantage of the medium's greatest asset: time. Some characters deserve eight hours on screen. In a theater, you can't do that. On TV, you can.”

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Heavy shit!

What would you like to see in S2?

First Release Poster For 'Think Like A Man' Sequel (Opens June 20)

Producer Will Packer and director Tim Story are on a roll with back-to-back hits in Think Like A Man in 2012, and Ride Along this year, one grossing an unexpected $91.5 million in box office, the other, even more surprisingly, topping the coveted $100 million mark ($106 million) domestically.

Can they make it a triple, with the upcoming release of Think Like A Man Too, the sequel to Think Like A Man, which was inspired by Steve Harvey's best-selling book Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man?

Think Like A Man Too is scheduled for release on June 20, 2014.

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Interview: Jack Antonoff Introduces New Solo Project Bleachers


Surprise! Jack Antonoff of fun. took to Twitter and Instagram today to let the world know he’s got a brand new thing going on — and it’s called Bleachers.

“I’ve been making a record for the past year, around the world, and I’ve done it in secret only because I don’t like the idea of telling people, ‘I’m working on something, but…’” Antonoff said.We caught up with Antonoff at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles and he told us he’d been working with Vince Clarke, of early Depeche Mode and Yaz fame, as well as John Hill, who known for his work with Phantogram, Santigold and M.I.A. “There’s something nostalgic and ’80s and John Hughes about some of the stuff I do, but I never wanted to make anything that was in any way retro,” Antonoff said. “So I thought let’s get the guy who inspires me to write music in the first place, Vince and his aesthetic, on the album and then let’s get the guy, John Hill, whose mind only works in pushing things forward.”

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This is Lena Dunham's boyfriend btw...
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Adam Brody and Leighton Meester married!

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Gossip Girl would have a field day with this one! Less than three months after news of their engagement went public, Leighton Meester and Adam Brody have married in a super-secret wedding, multiple sources confirm exclusively to Us Weekly.

Us exclusively revealed back in February 2013 that the Gossip Girl alum, 27, and the former O.C. star, 34, were dating. The pair -- both of whom starred on shows created by Josh Schwartz -- had worked together two years earlier on the 2011 film The Oranges and "were always close and friendly," an insider said at the time.

Nine months later, in November 2013, a source confirmed to Us that the resolutely private twosome were engaged. Neither has commented on the romance publicly, but they've been spotted in and around Hollywood on a handful of occasions over the last year. They also worked together again on the upcoming comedy Life Partners.

This is the first marriage for both. Meester previously dated actor Aaron Himelstein, and Brody was linked to director Lorene Scafaria and also romanced his O.C. costar Rachel Bilson.

star wars | father and son.

OUAT's Rose McIver to Star in Lifetime’s ‘Flowers in the Attic’ Sequel

Lifetime has found its adult Cathy for its followup to “Flowers in the Attic.”

Rose McIver will play the pivotal role in “Petals on the Wind,” a network representative told TheWrap.

Executive producer Michele Weiss has previously told TheWrap that “Flowers in the Attic’s” young stars Kiernan Shipka and Mason Dye, who played oldest children Cathy and Chris, won’t be back for the sequel as they’re too young for the roles. “Petals on the Wind” will be set in the 1970s, 10 years after the events of “Flowers,” in the South.

McIver joins already confirmed returning cast members Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn.

The actress most recently played Tinker Bell on ABC’s “Once Upon a Time.” Her credits also include Showtime’s “Masters of Sex” and children may recognize her as the Yellow Power Ranger on ABC’s “Power Rangers R.P.M.” She also appeared on the film “The Lovely Bones.”

A New Zealand native, McIver is represented by WME, Sue Barnett and Associates (Australia), Johnson and Laird Management (New Zealand) and Principato-Young Entertainment.


i started re-reading this book recently and i'd forgotten how much more fucked up it is than FitA

Katy Perry Named ELLE Woman Of The Year

Katy Perry has been named ELLE Woman Of The Year at the ELLE Style Awards.

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The award tops off a spectacular 12 months for the singer, whose third album Prism topped charts worldwide, and saw its lead single, Roar, sell over eight million copies globally (earworm rating: 10 out of 10).

Katy proves that smart women can make it: earlier this month, she was named the 5th Top Global Recording Artist of 2013 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, making her the highest-ranking woman on the list.

She also shows that you don’t have to conform, that a sense of humour is sexy (as her Roar video proves), and that you can support, rather than compete, with your contemporaries – she loves, and supports, women.

Last year also saw Katy, who starred on our September 2013 cover, become the most-followed artist on Twitter. The reason? Her down-to-earth attitude, determination and talent: she is the everywoman, hear her roar.


Kelis to Host Show on Cooking Channel

Kelis enjoys food. That much has been known since she announced "FOOD," her sixth LP, for an April release and included a first single titled "Jerk Ribs" -- not to mention a worldwide hit in "Milkshake" in 2003.

Continuing her foodie spirit, the R&B singer will host a new cooking show on the Cooking Channel, Consequence of Sound reports.

The show, called "Saucy and Sweet," will premiere on the channel Feb. 26 and will feature the singer's culinary creations -- "food with attitude," a teaser on the channel's website promises.

Her foray into TV precedes Kelis' "FOOD" album, which is due April 21 as her first release on indie label Ninja Tune. Produced by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, the album exudes its culinary theme in the tracklist, with "Jerk Ribs" joined by "Breakfast," "Cobbler," "Fish Fry" and "Biscuits 'n' Gravy."

It's her first release since 2010's "Flesh Tone," which peaked at No. 48 on the Billboard 200.

"Saucy and Sweet" will air at 8:30 p.m. ET on Wednesdays.


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Tom Hiddleston: Fame is odd

Tom Hiddleston finds fame ''weird''.

The 33-year-old actor wasn't prepared to be catapulted to the spotlight following his role as Loki in the 'Thor' and 'Avengers' movies and insists the new found attention caught him by surprise.

He added: ''I never expected it. Fame is weird and amorphous and unpredictable. All acting is for an audience. It's just that my audience now is ... quite large. At the end of the shooting 'Thor' Kenneth Branagh took Chris Hemsworth and myself aside and said, 'In 12 months, boys, prepare yourselves!' We were both just, 'Nah!' We couldn't imagine it.''

Tom finds fans often attribute things that have happened in their lives to him and although he is sometimes flattered by it he knows there are many other stars who dealt with ''obsession''.

The actor added: ''Some people have been a bit obsessive about attributing responsibility for things that have happened in their lives to me. You can to say, 'Bless you for saying those nice things, but I've done nothing.' You sort of have to talk them off the ledge a bit. But that's the nature of obsession. I know a lot of other actors who've dealt with it.''


MTV To Air ‘Teen Mom’ Follow-Up Specials ‘Being Amber,’ ‘Being Catelynn,’ ‘Being Farrah’

A lot can change in a person’s life from the time they’re a teenager to a twentysomething, and we’ve seen pronounced proof of this by following the stories of MTV’s teen moms. But while we’re very much up to date on what’s going on with Leah Calvert, Jenelle Evans, Kailyn Lowry-Marroquin and Chelsea Houska of “Teen Mom 2,” the fifth season of which is currently running on the channel, it’s been a year-and-a-half since the series finale of the original “Teen Mom” aired, and the little we hear is usually based on gossip.

Beginning at 8/7c on Sunday, February 23, MTV will premiere a trio of one-hour documentary specials that give viewers a chance to catch up with Amber Portwood, Catelynn Lowell and Farrah Abraham. “Being Amber,” “Being Catelynn” and “Being Farrah” will offer a glimpse into all three young ladies’ worlds as they struggle with new responsibilities: Amber is just out of jail and trying to reconnect with her daughter, Leah, while staying with her grandparents in Indiana; Catelynn is coping with a cancelled engagement to longtime boyfriend Tyler; and Farrah, who’s now 22 and living thousands of miles away from her mother, is dealing with her controversial choice to make an adult entertainment film. In a nutshell, things are different, but still…complicated.

“Being Farrah” airs at 8/7c on Sunday, February 23, followed by “Being Catelynn” at 9/8c and “Being Amber” at 10/9c. Stay tuned to the blog for more info, including a sneak peek.


Saving Our Daughters Speaks Out About RHOA Charity Event

Saving Our Daughters, the charity mentioned as the beneficiary for Kenya Moore’s charity event has issued a rather lengthy statement regarding the events surrounding their involvement or lack there of in the Masquerade Ball depicted on last Sunday night’s RHOA.

In their statement they state that they did not receive any of the proceeds from the event. However they did receive a $500 contribution toward their Christmas fund.

I will include the entire statement by Saving Our Daughters after the jump.
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Chelsea Handler: The American Everywoman's Most Outrageous Friend


Chelsea Handler is one of the few Americans in the world who would take a trip to Africa and call the elephant camp she visited "one of the lamest parts."

But, she says, as we sit down to lunch in an empty bar at the Four Seasons with her dogs (one is hers, one belongs to her travel companion who she frequently reminds me is a lesbian), the safari was a different story. "I have never drunk more in my entire life than on that safari, because you are sitting in that car all day long," she says. "You can't get out." (Because of the lions and other carnivorous wild animals roaming the environs. She has photos of lions eating a dead animal to prove it.)

A waiter approaches and she orders margaritas for both of us. In an oversized tote bag swimming with loose paper, Handler somehow easily locates pages from her forthcoming book of travel essays, Uganda Be Kidding Me. She wants to show me photos from the trip of herself and her friends peeing off the sides of various modes of transit -- a Jeep here, a boat there.

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Karen Gillan Nabs Starring Role in ABC Pilot "Selfie"

“Doctor Who’s” Karen Gillan will star in “Selfie,” a pilot from “Suburgatory” creator/executive producer Emily Kapnek about a self-obsessed 20-something who enlists the help of a marketing expert after an embarrassing video goes viral.

Inspired by “My Fair Lady” — Gillan’s character is named Eliza Dooley – the half-hour single camera comedy is produced by Kapnek’s Piece of Pie Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television for ABC.

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Kim Kardashian -- I Agree With Kanye West ... TMZ's Got Racial Issues

Kim Kardashian just called TMZ out ... echoing Kanye West's complaint that TMZ goes after him because we're uncomfortable with interracial relationships.

Kim was leaving Barney's New York Tuesday afternoon when we asked her about her fiance's rant over the weekend at a concert, where he lobbed his criticism of TMZ and other media.

Kim proclaimed her blanket support for whatever Kanye says ... but it was clearly targeted at his criticism of TMZ.

Not to brag ... but we criticized Kanye long before he hooked up with Kim, like in 2008 after he attacked a photog at LAX, and after his Taylor Swift fiasco a year later.

BTW ... we've also liked De Niro.

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CBS developing another 'CSI' spinoff

Think CBS is done dreaming up CSI spinoffs? Think again.

The net is looking to extend the brand by airing a backdoor pilot that was inspired by Producer Mary Aiken, who previously worked as a cyber-psychologist. Set to bow as a CSI episode in the spring, the action will revolve around a special agent named Avery Ryan and will be set in Quantico, VA. Here’s the logline: “Technology, as we know it, has amplified human behavior to the point where faceless criminals are committing crimes at global proportions with a touch of a button.”

CSI honchos Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony E. Zuiker and Ann Donahue will executive produce the latest iteration, along with Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman.

CBS is down to just one CSI after cancelling CSI: NY last season and CSI: Miami in 2012. Given its success with newcomers Ted Danson and Elisabeth Shue, CSI will likely see another season on CBS.

CBS also has an NCIS spinoff in the works that will star Scott Bakula. That one will take place in New Orleans.

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Video Gaming's Latest Breakthrough Moment

There are topics that mainstream video games rarely tackle, but lately, the list is getting shorter. It got shorter yet again last week. It happened in a PS3 game, or rather, in an expansion to a PS3 game from last year. It's something I can't not talk about. Spoilers for The Last of Us: Left Behind follow.

If you haven't played Left Behind, the add-on to last year's critically acclaimed The Last Of Us and plan to do so, bookmark this and go do that. If you're unafraid of some big spoilers, both for the DLC and the main game, read on.

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Pussy Riot: Arrested in Russia, again.

It wasn’t long ago that Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were released from prison after being granted amnesty by the Russian government. They had served nearly all of their 2-year sentences, a term handed down after the band was found guilty of singing an anti-Putin rock track in a Moscow cathedral.

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Oscar favourites: even Leonardo wilts beside renaissance man McConaughey

Dallas Buyers Club is the latest extraordinary performance from a man once stuck in romcom purgatory. Best actor has to be his

Matthew McConaughey hasn’t had a “comeback” by the textbook definition of the term. He didn’t languish in movie jail like Mickey Rourke; he didn’t fall off the map for a decade like Dennis Hopper. Rather, like John Travolta, he sank in plain view – in the sunlit terrariums of romcom-land, where, if anything, he seemed even to be enjoying himself.

The resuscitation of his critical fortunes has, however, taken much the same course as Rourke’s: a scouring of the flesh, a purification of the body – “this old, broken down piece of meat”, in Rourke’s delicious phrase from The Wrestler. Playing the stricken Ron Woodruff, in Dallas Buyers Club, McConaughey is reptilian, feverish and emaciated, containing just the element of trompe l’oeile the Academy has learned to consider “acting”.

Its members have decided to reward his role in Dallas Buyers Club but it could as easily have been for any of the roles that have marked out the McConaughaissence, starting in 2011 with The Lincoln Lawyer, in which he dirtied up the attorney role with which he made his name in 1996, in A Time to Kill. In Magic Mike, he deconstructed his own reputation as Cinema’s One Truly Objectified Male, whipping up the waves of female lust that buffeted the stage of the Xquisite like a conductor.

By last year, the fusillade of roles had become unignorable: Bernie, Killer Joe, Mud, Dallas Buyers Club, The Wolf of Wall Street, which he stole with a piece of improv designed to get him into character. People have won Oscars with far less. If McConaughey wins best actor on 2 March, as looks increasingly likely – with wins from the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild and Broadcast Film Critics Association under his belt – it will be for one of the more protracted hot streaks in recent years.

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A 'Yeezus' film written by Bret Easton Ellis in the works?

Bret Easton Ellis has only got to open his mouth for the cry-babies of the world to crawl out and start berating him for being a morally depraved chancer. Back in the 80s and 90s, you could sympathise with people getting offended by his books if they hadn’t spent much time around hedge-fund managers or fashion world dickheads. If they had, they’d realize that American Psychoand Glamorama are in essence works of journalism—dressed up in Valentino and splattered with blood, yes, but documentaries of a certain moment in history all the same. “The six or seven books add up as a sort of autobiography," he says. "When I look at them I think, 'Oh, that’s where I was in ’91. That’s where I was in ’88. Okay, I got it.'”

Now he has moved into film, as well as writing screenplays for TV and delivering his own weekly podcast. Which, among other highlights, has featured Kanye West and Marilyn Manson. Yet still he has repeatedly faced accusations of "douchery" from bloggers and a general outcry every time he criticizes anything on Twitter.

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Harry Styles offered movie career - if he dates Harvey Weinstein’s daughters

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Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has offered British pop star Harry Styles the chance to launch a film career on the condition the singer dates his daughters.

The celebrated producer has revealed his girls are big fans of the One Direction star, and he is willing to help Styles fulfil any Hollywood aspirations he might be harbouring, if he agrees to meet his kids.

Weinstein tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "Harry Styles will definitely be a movie star if he wants to... First he's got to date all three of my daughters. They all think he is extremely handsome. Once that's sorted, he can be in any film he wants."

The movie mogul has three daughters from his first marriage, as well as a four-year-old daughter with his current wife, fashion designer Georgina Chapman.

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Kendall and Kylie Jenner's Book Cover Revealed!

You may want to add this to your summer reading list.

Keeping Up With the Kardashians stars Kendall and Kylie Jenner exclusively told E! News last summer that they were working on penning a young-adult novel together, and now we give you the exclusive first look at their book's cover—and tell you when you can snag a copy for yourselves!

The cover of the E! stars' novel, titled Rebels: City of Indra, is an artistic piece of work that features an aerial view of a futuristic city, with a woman's eye at the top of the book, showing the reflection of a female body succumbing to a beam of light. Ooh, the suspense!

According to the publisher, the novel presents "a thrilling dystopian story about two super-powered girls, Lex and Livia, who embark on a journey together, not realizing their biggest danger might be each other."

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'Veronica Mars' cast sums up the movie in one word ... including a deadly spoiler (or not) -- VIDEO

On the set of the Entertainment Weekly cover shoot for the Veronica Mars movie, the cast seemed to really enjoy one of the many reunions they’ll have thanks to their Kickstarter-funded film. Ryan Hansen (Dick) joked about making out with fans who came to the set. Chris Lowell (Piz) explained why he always knew a Mars movie would happen. And creator Rob Thomas blurted out one hell of a spoiler.

“Veronica dies,” the straight-faced Thomas said when asked to sum up the movie in one word. Not only did he break the single-word rule, but he blew our minds — OK, not really. He already told us last week that there’s a future to the VM franchise beyond the March 14 movie, and clearly that future needs to include the title character herself.

Watch our behind-the-scenes video below, which also includes Krysten Ritter (Gia), Tina Majorino (Mac), Percy Daggs III (Wallace), Francis Capra (Weevil), and Enrico Colantoni (Keith) on set. For some time with LoVe — Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring — check out our Facebook-exclusive video; you have to “like” our page to watch.

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Ex-husband of Author Jenny López & Salsa Artist Marc Anthony blesses ONTD; discusses Casper Smart!

There's no bad blood between Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez – or Casper Smart for that matter. In fact, Anthony says he and Lopez's boyfriend of two years are pals.

"We're actually really, really good friends – from the very beginning. When you love someone and you care for someone ... Jennifer and I – and I don't say it lightly – we're great friends," he told Wendy Williams on her talk show Monday.

"You know, anybody that means anything to her means something to me. That's keeping it simple and Casper's a great guy. He's been great to my children and I have nothing but respect for him. Absolutely nothing but respect," he said.

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'House of Cards' Claire Underwood is a Feminist Warrior Antihero

If House of Cards is like chess, then Claire Underwood is the queen—the most powerful piece in the game. And that becomes clear in the show's second season when all the scheming and plotting and compromises have given her a national platform for the causes that are the most personal to her: abortion and sexual assault.

Here's your official spoiler alert.

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Tom Hiddleston is Elle UK's Man of the Year

Tom Hiddleston has won ELLE Man Of The Year at the ELLE Style Awards 2014.

He couldn't be with us tonight, so he sent us – and you – this message instead. No, we didn't smack him around the head to make him do it (but there's a good story behind that plaster!) And yes, shooting this VT was the most fun we've had at midnight in a hotel room in, well, forever.

It’s been a massive year for Tom, who reprised his role as the wicked Loki in blockbuster, Thor: The Dark World and recently starred in critically acclaimed Only Lovers Left Alive, as well as winning rave reviews for his portrayal of Coriolanus at London’s Donmar Warehouse.

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Pretty Little Liars 4x21 Promo “She's Come Undone” + E!'s Scoop On What's Next

Pretty Little Liars Bombshell: Aria Finds Out Ezra's Shocking Betrayal—Scoop on What's Next for Ezria's Future!

Thanks to Pretty Little Liars' latest earth-shattering shocker, our hearts are pounding, our heads are spinning and we're currently in the fetal position hyperventilating through our tears. Take a deep breath, little liars, because we're here to help you through tonight's mind-boggling reveal: Collapse )

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The McCONAISSANCE speaks: ‘Damn Right This Is a Great Time in My Career’

It may not be to most actors’ tastes, but Matthew McConaughey is sounding oddly happy about his smaller paydays.

“For the first time in my career, I lost money! No joke!” the actor says.

Then again, McConaughey has reason to smile; his choice to reject big mainstream movies, ultimately in favor of gritty roles in independent films, represents a dramatic career shift –— and has garnered widespread recognition — for the 44-year-old Texas-born father of three.

His performance in “Dallas Buyers Club,” as the real-life Ron Woodroof, a homophobic good ol’ boy who became a health crusader after being diagnosed with AIDS, smuggling life-saving drugs into the U.S. for himself and fellow patients, has earned him top honors at the Golden Globes and SAG awards, and brought him his first Oscar nomination.

It is one of several complicated characters that McConaughey has boldly portrayed recently — from the hard-edged drifter in “Mud” and the thong-wearing stripper in “Magic Mike” to the lonely hitman in “Killer Joe.”

And now he’s taken that newfound acting potency to the smallscreen as a cop dealing with personal demons in the new HBO series “True Detective.” Hollywood is already buzzing that before the year is out, McConaughey could walk away with an Oscar and an Emmy sitting side by side on his mantle.

This sudden acclaim comes after more than a decade in which the actor’s talents had not been taken as seriously as his good looks. His biggest hits came in the form of romantic comedies, beginning with 2001’s “The Wedding Planner” and two years later in “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” Christine Peters, who produced “How to Lose a Guy,” says McConaughey was the obvious choice to headline that film. “We needed sexy, hot, charming, intelligent — really, how many guys are there out there like that?” she notes. “He’s a true Southern gentleman.”

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Actress Teresa Palmer Welcomes Son Bohdi.

Warm Bodies star Teresa Palmer & husband Mark Webber welcomed their first child together, a son Bohdi Rain, on Monday February 17, 2014. Teresa took to Instagram to welcome the news.

Thank you God for blessing us with the most divine gift of our baby son. Introducing Bodhi Rain Palmer born safely, lovingly and naturally last night. 8lbs even. Bodhi means "Enlightened one" Rain means "Abundant Blessings From Above" and we chose Palmer as his last name as Marks son Isaac didn't take his dads name either. Thanks for all the blessings and love everyone :):)

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Devo Guitarist Bob Casale Dead At 61

Casale, a founding member of Devo, played on "Whip It" and all the group's albums

Devo guitarist Bob Casale, who played with the group alongside his brother Gerald from the original incarnation of the groundbreaking Akron new wave band in 1973 all the way through their recent tours, died suddenly on February 17th of heart failure. He was 61.

"As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale was there in the trenches with me from the beginning," Gerald said in a statement. "He was my level-headed brother, a solid performer and talented audio engineer, always giving more than he got. He was excited about the possibility of Mark Mothersbaugh allowing Devo to play shows again. His sudden death from conditions that lead to heart failure came as a total shock to us all."

Though he often ceded the spotlight to his brother Gerald and Devo frontman Mark Mothersbaugh, Bob Casale played on every single album and was instrumental in their production.

The original members of Devo grew up in Akron, Ohio, and were inspired form a band after personally witnessing the Kent State massacre in 1970. "We came of age in the middle of a huge cultural war. This country was basically in the midst of a new civil war — the lines were drawn very clearly," Bob Casale said in a 2012 interview with Under the Radar. "[We formed the band because] it was a more immediate way of self-expression that required less money and no outside permission. You try to make a film and you have to come up with the money, you need a big crew, you need to ask people for favors and get permission. If you have an idea for a song you can pretty much go into your basement with your band mates and do it."

Devo broke up in 1991, but reformed five years later and toured steadily over the past two decades. They released Something for Everybody in 2010, their first album in 20 years. "We wanted to be Devo again," Bob Casale said. "And so you can’t help but sound like Devo – we weren’t going to try and sound like anybody else, we were just going to do what we do and try and write good songs with the same kind of attention to lyrical content and song structure as we’ve always given all of our work."

Bob is survived by his son, Alex, his daughter, Samantha, and his wife, Lisa.


The Weeknd's R&B counterpart; Gallant wins it all with "Forfeit"!

LA based singer Gallant made a bit of a mark last year with the likes of 'Manhattan', throwing his dreamily seductive falsetto over hazy, almost shoegazey, production. He's returned, once again, with another seductively woozy track in the form of 'Forfeit'. His latest tune which is taken from his forthcoming EP, Zebra, premiered via music giant Pitchfork, which suggests that there's something big brewing with this up and coming artist.

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Wendy Williams comes for Kanye

"Nobody cares about making you look like an animal or maniac because you do that just perfectly yourself"

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Wendy Williams put in her two cents about Kanye's claims that the media “make [him] look like maniac” and that they're “afraid of interracial relationships."

She also talks about Selena Gomez' alleged relationship with Niall Horan ("if you have to go to rehab for emotional issues when you're 19, imagine how she'll deal with her first divorce"), and Phaedra Parks' legal woes.