March 2nd, 2014

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Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig to Perform With Karen O at the Oscars



At this year's Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday night, Karen O will perform "The Moon Song". The track from Her is nominated for Best Original Song. Now, AP reports that during rehearsals, she was joined by Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig on acoustic guitar.

Karen O and Ezra shared a new version of "The Moon Song" last month. Listen below.



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Shirtless Simon Cowell struggles to control his misbehaving pet pooches during beach stroll

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He's used to being in control of big situations.

But Simon Cowell struggled to keep hold of his pet dogs Squiddly and Diddly when he took them for a walk on a beach in Miami on Saturday.

The shirtless music mogul got pulled along by the disobedient pooches, who spent the stroll barking at passersby and causing a big nuisance for their owner.


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Skin bleaching company claps back at Lupita


In her address at the Ebony Black Women in Hollywood luncheon, Lupita Nyong'o discussed the politics of beauty and race by saying the following -

I want to take this opportunity to talk about beauty, Black beauty, dark beauty. I received a letter from a girl and I’d like to share just a small part of it with you: “Dear Lupita,” it reads, “I think you’re really lucky to be this Black but yet this successful in Hollywood overnight. I was just about to buy Dencia’s Whitenicious cream to lighten my skin when you appeared on the world map and saved me.”

My heart bled a little when I read those words, I could never have guessed that my first job out of school would be so powerful in and of itself and that it would propel me to be such an image of hope in the same way that the women of The Color Purple were to me.

She then went on to talk about her own struggles accepting her complexion as a young girl. The owner of the skin bleaching company mentioned in her speech, Dencia, responded via Twitter today.



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Nicole Richie Is Shockingly Skinny At QVC's Red Carpet Event

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Nicole Richie looked shockingly thin at the QVC's "Red Carpet Style - Live from L.A." event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif., on Friday.

The reality star wore a black dress that wrapped around her neck and bared her shoulders, which looked very bony.

An insider recently told Yahoo! that Richie, 32, has been shedding weight by following a juice cleanse diet in which she doesn't eat solid food.

It's reported that she drinks six green juices over the course of the day, both for health reasons and to lose weight.

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Keisha opens up about mental health battle


Oscar-nominated actress Keisha Castle-Hughes has spoken out about her battle with mental illness in the wake of Charlotte Dawson's death.

Castle-Hughes posted a message on her Facebook page: "My name is Keisha Castle-Hughes and I am proud to tell you all that I have bi-polar disorder. Let's talk about it!"

The 23-year-old wrote that she had suffered through mental illness and addiction, which she called "an ongoing battle", and called for an end to the stigma attached to the topic.

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Ralph Fiennes Advised Lupita Nyong'o Years Ago




Ralph Fiennes tells Jimmy Fallon about his time with Lupita as his PA on the Constant Gardener and then meeting her at the Telluride Film Festival.

He talks about other things after 2:30, so you can stop there.

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Let's all call the corners for Lupita tonight, that she may rise above mediocre mayonnaise.
Also prayer circle for Chiwetel whose Oscar will definitely be stolen tonight by Matthew McConaughey
Also, go see
The Wind Rises because it was amazing.  It's utterly depressing that overrated garbage known as Frozen will take its Oscar.

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Oscar Winners according to Twitter


If Twitter buzz was the sole indicator of Oscar night winners, then “12 Years of Slave” will be taking home Best Picture on Sunday, according to a new survey conducted exclusively for TheWrap.

Ahead of this weekend’s ceremony, global communications agency Way To Blue examined tweets referencing the nominees in the biggest Oscar categories from Feb. 21 to Feb. 27. They counted not only how many Twitter users were discussing each nominee, but who the public wants to win in each category — referred to below as “Desire To Win.”

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Saturday pre-Oscars parties

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Actress Anne Hathaway attends the Chanel and Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Dinner at Madeo Restaurant on March 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

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WWoHP Leaky Cauldron Menu Pic!

Theirry Coup, Senior Vice President of Universal Creative, and Tom Schroder, Universal Orlando’s Vice President of Public Relations, tweeted pictures featuring the new menu items from The Leaky Cauldron in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley expansion!

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Sticking to the British experience, items like steak & ale pie, chicken & mushroom pie, fisherman’s pie, toad in the hole and, my very favorite, bangers and mash, are all being tested out. Dessert will be equally delicious! Apple red currant tarts, blueberry cookies and chocolate potted cream were all teased in the images.

Tom also confirmed that the wizards creating the food are also hard at work cooking up recipes for Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour!“Did someone say ice cream? Our culinary team has created great special flavors – just for Diagon Alley. Brilliant!

No hints were given regarding what flavors were being created, but Hogsmeade already offers strawberry and peanut butter ice cream. (I highly recommend you try it even if you aren’t a fan of the flavors. I was pleasantly surprised!) In the books, Hagrid bought Harry a chocolate and raspberry ice cream with chopped nuts. Hopefully, we will see that on menu.

Merlin’s pants! I am starving now!

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Alain Resnais Dies at 91

Alain Resnais, a cinema pioneer and a leading light of the French New Wave, has died aged 91.

One of the most critically-aclaimed French helmers of all times, Resnais directed such cult films as the Marguerite Duras-scripted ”Hiroshima Mon Amour,”a flagship pic of the New Wave, which earned an Oscar nom for original screenplay in 1961, and “Last Year at Marienbad.

Helmer had a deep relationship with the Cannes Intl. Film Festival: Among the flurry of awards he won throughout his long and prolific career, Resnais nabbed a Special Jury prize in Cannes for Gerard Depardieu starrer ”My American Uncle” in 1980 and competed in 2012 with “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.” He also received a lifetime achievement prize in 2009.

His last film, “Life of Riley,” which was produced by his longtime producer and friend Jean-Louis Livi and is sold by Le Pacte, won a prize for innovation at Berlin Film Festival.

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Katy Perry Roars in the Marketplace

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You know she’s got the eye of the tiger and the bling of Cleopatra, but how’s Capitol’s Katy Perry doing in the marketplace?

In a word: Strong.

In the 19 weeks it’s been at retail, Perry’s PRISM has left the Top 10 only once. The album has been certified platinum both as a standalone (it’s currently at 1.2m) and in pure TEA—having furnished singles, including two #1 smashes at Pop radio—accounting for more than 10m tracks sold).

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Michael Sam Full Frontal Nude Selfie Pic: Naked Photo Reported Fake

NFL hopeful Michael Sam’s alleged full frontal package is exposed in photos supposedly obtained by site we won’t name. The site is saying that Sam exclusively sent them this photo for reasons unknown and their entire story is probably fabricated. There isn’t much to say about the photos except that whomever the guy is he is, he is in very good in shape. That is literally the only thing to say about the photos. Why anyone would get excited about this is beyond me, OR is it possible that this website is trying to capitalize off the media circus surrounding SAMs by promising the world not just any dong but sensationalized first-openly-gay-nfl-draft-football-player-dong?

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Is the dong of an openly gay football player any more or less interesting than the dong of a man who is not openly gay football player? We really don’t know what the site intends to accomplish by publishing this photo. Are they trying to insinuate that SAMs is a pervert because he allegedly took a naked picture? Do they not know that nude selfies are like a thing nowadays? Even if he is the man in the photo, and that is a dubious proposition at best, where is the story in that? A man with a great body wants someone to see his body so he takes a photo. The end. Even if it is him, it doesn’t make him a pervert who will violate your pet, it just makes him self absorbed and really aren’t we all?

Personally, The guy in the photo isn’t my type. He looks like a Magic Mike reject and he doesn’t have anything I’ve never seen before. I’m more of a Tim Tebow kinda girl myself. I’d totally go all Michelle Dugger and have like a passel of his beautiful athletic yet highly intelligent and insightful babies… but I digress. Back to the alleged nude photos of Sams that conveniently don’t show his face, yet we are STILL supposed to believe is Michael SAMs.

We here at CDL do not believe in the validity of these photos and we shake our fists at any medium that attempts to draw attention anyway from what is important and that is his ability to do his job- as a football player. Furthermore the attempt to sensationalize his package and set it apart from any other celebrity nude selfie is shameful and we don’t condone it. He’s a football player not a circus freak, people need to get that through their heads and stop acting like they’ve never seen a dong before.

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Teresa & Joe Giudice Expected to Plead Guilty to Fraud Plea Deal on Tuesday


Teresa and Joe Giudice, stars of the Bravo network’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” have reached a plea agreement with prosecutors to resolve federal fraud charges in a deal that could send them to prison, a source familiar with the case said Friday.

The Montville couple will appear before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas in Newark on Tuesday to plead guilty to several mortgage and bankruptcy fraud charges, the source said. Teresa Giudice would face less than two years in prison and her husband a minimum of three years, under federal sentencing guidelines, the source said.
A Bravo spokesperson said, “no comment,” when asked Friday for reaction to the report.

Indicted last year, the Giudices were scheduled to stand trial on April 14 on 41 counts alleging that between 2001 and 2011 they engaged in conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud. They both were charged with bank fraud, loan application fraud and bankruptcy fraud. Joe Giudice also is charged with failing to file tax returns for 2005-2009, and will plead guilty to a tax count, the source said.

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Parents say sexual innuendo in One Direction song inappropriate for high school choir

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Two parents are protesting a lyric in a One Direction song that they feel is too suggestive for a performance of a high school show choir.

Chelsea High School's show choir is set to perform "Live While We’re Young" by the British male pop band Saturday in a showcase with three other high school groups.

The song begins with male singers asking a girl to sneak out for a night of fun. It's a lighthearted song, but the main objection from Chelsea residents Michael and Mary Stone is the chorus:

"Let's go crazy, crazy, crazy til we see the sun. I know we've only met but let's pretend it's love. And never, never, never stop for anyone. Tonight let's get some. And live while we're young."

The including of "get some" is an innuendo that Michael Stone says throws the context of the entire song into a sexual light that's inappropriate for high school students to be singing and dancing to—especially in a setting that's intended to be family-friendly.

There's also a reference in the song to what the Stones say is sexting: "And if we get together, yeah get together. Don't let the pictures leave your phone."


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Shia LaBeouf hits the gym and grabs some coffee

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Shia LaBeouf grabs a cup of coffee at a local gas station on Saturday (March 1) in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

The day before, the 27-year-old actor wore his favorite NYPD sweater while heading to a workout at a local gym.


In case you didn’t know, Shia‘s highly anticipated film Nymphomaniac: Vol. I will premiere on Movies On Demand on March 6, while Nymphomaniac: Vol. II premieres on March 20. The films are set to hit theaters later in the month.

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Harvey Weinstein is Very Serious about his Parties


I have always enjoyed Hadley Freeman's articles, but I was surprised by her piece about our Bafta awards afterparty at the Rosewood (The award for the best afterparty goes to ... 18 February). I have been reviewed and criticised for many movies in the past, but no one has ever reviewed one of my parties … or not, at least, before they have even gotten started properly.

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Meet Calpernia Addams, the Woman Who Trains A-Listers To Play Trans Roles



Oscars season is coming up, which means we’re about to shower actors with awards and praise for their work. But the people who help them portray such stirring roles are rarely recognized. Calpernia Addams is one of those people.

“I recorded all of his lines from the script and he listened to that audio for months during his preparation,” explained Addams. Actor Jared Leto used her audio to prepare for the role of Rayon, a transgender woman living with HIV in the 1980s in the film “Dallas Buyers Club.” Leto’s performance helped he and the film earn six Oscar nods.

This isn’t the first time Addams has helped A-list actors portray transgender characters.

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Calpernia you're too good. I wouldn't be so forgiving tbh. All eyes on Leto this Sunday as he accepts his Oscar

Alfonso Cuaron Is The First Mexican To Win Best Director Oscar



Big winner ... Alfonso Cuarón.
Alfonso Cuarón has won the best director Oscar for Gravity at the 86th Academy Awards, defeating a field that included 12 Years a Slave's Steve McQueen, Nebraska's Alexander Payne and Martin Scorsese for The Wolf of Wall Street. In doing so, Cuarón becomes the first Mexican-born director to win the award.
With a back catalogue including Mexican road movie Y Tu Mama Tambien, dystopian near-future parable Children of Men and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Cuarón has been nominated for Oscars before, but not in this category. Gravity, the space-walk thriller starring Sandra Bullock as a scientist stranded in Earth's orbit after her craft is crippled by debris, has proved a huge box-office hit, as well as a showcase for cutting-edge visual effects. It has already won Cuarón major best director awards at the Golden Globes and Baftas, and won the Bafta for best British film.
The Academy Awards are taking place at the Dolby theatre in Los Angeles, and are being hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.

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'The Walking Dead': Predictions For Tonight's Episode 'Still'

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"The Walking Dead" always dishes out heavy doses of death. Tonight, it'll dish out heavy doses of Deth.

By "Deth," we mean Daryl and Beth, the cutest couple currently kicking around the zombie apocalypse. The groundwork is there for the reformed bad boy and the grieving daughter of Headless Hershel to step outside the "Friend Zone" and become something more — but will we see those romantic wheels in motion on Sunday's (March 2) episode, titled "Still"?

Here are our predictions for what will happen tonight: (Go to the Source)

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Cory Monteith snubbed at 2014 Oscars


Troubled star of hit TV show Glee not remembered at Academy Awards ceremony

The Oscars have failed to pay tribute to Cory Monteith, the young Canadian actor whose death at the age of 31 last year shocked both the film and TV industries. The actor was not afforded any airtime in its traditional In Memoriam section.

The Calgary-born actor had a troubled adolescence, but began to find success as an actor after winning small roles in films such as Final Destination 3 and TV shows such as Smallville. His career, however, was transformed after he was cast as Finn in Glee, and the show became a massive hit. Monteith then began to make further headway in feature films, with his final role, alongside David Morse in the crime drama McCanick, premiered at the Toronto film festival in 2013.

Monteith was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver, Canada, after apparently overdosing on heroin and alcohol, with the coroners office concluding his death was accidental.

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My sweet prince :'(

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Matthew McCona-slay’s Acceptance Speech: Rock It On A Tee + TD VIEWING POAST





Looking for the perfect outfit for Oscar night? Why not show your support for the Oscar-nominated actor by rocking his famous Globes acceptance speech right on your chest?

“Alright Alright Alright,” we already adore Matthew McConaughey, especially after he kicked off his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes on Jan. 12 with a a very “McConaughey” catch phrase! Not only did he gracefully accept the ‘Best Actor’ award for his role in the Dallas Buyers Club with praise and eloquent ease, [LOL] but his opening quickly caught on, as actors at the show and during awards season can’t stop mimicking his catchphrase!

Matthew McConaughey’s Acceptance Speech:

He started out his speech with the quirky phrase, “Alright Alright Alright.” The funny saying is one that Matthew made famous early in his career in the 1993 movie, Dazed & Confused. We love the actor’s charming personality and melted the moment he walked on stage and hit us with the memorable saying!

The actor has taken his funny saying and turned it into a phenomenon! In his clothing line, JKL apparel, (available exclusively at Dillard’s), he introduced some fun graphic tees with his “Alright Alright Alright” catch phrase front and center. The JKL just keep livin Graphic Alright Tee comes in a very cool army green color with multicolored, letters in the middle of the shirt. This graphic tee is the perfect top to pair with jeans for hanging out or going to the movies. We love graphic tees because they introduce a funky way to wear a simple t-shirt — and we think Matthew’s phrase on the shirt is totally fun and hilarious! With a $35.50 price tag you can’t go wrong with this fun look.

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If he wins, I hope he repeats this speech, along with getting the audience to sing along with Gaga's Venus since he seems to be into the cosmos and all that.
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22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party

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Sir Elton John, recording artist Ed Sheeran and David Furnish attend the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.

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ONTD Original: OSCAR BEEF - McQueen vs Ridley



What's going on between screenwriter John Ridley and director Steve McQueen? When Ridley won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay tonight, he pointedly ignored McQueen, instead choosing to hug former collaborator and total asshole David O. Russell. During his speech, he singled out producer Brad Pitt but did not mention McQueen by name.

McQueen, in turn, gave an exaggerated, ironic slow clap when Ridley's name was announced. When his film won Best Picture, McQueen hugged most of the people around him, but not Ridley, and did not include Ridley amongst the people he thanked.

So what happened? According to Matthew Belloni, of the Hollywood Reporter, that's what everyone wants to know:


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So far, this is the most popular theory:






The Daily Show's Larry Wilmore seems to think this tension has been going on for months:




Surprising that none of the 50 million entertainment reporters covering these events picked up on this situation before now.

ETA: The video I've posted doesn't show the sarcastic clapping. Here is a link to a vine that does: https://vine.co/v/MA7p2dXp7qe


First post! Sorry if the formatting's all messed up.
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2014 Vanity Fair Oscar party

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Actress Zooey Deschanel attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.

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Taylor Swift and Harry Styles have a friendly reunion at pre-Oscar party



Taylor Swift and Harry Styles had a friendly reunion at The Weinstein Company's Pre-Oscar dinner party at the Montage Hotel on March 1.

Despite being seated several tables apart, the former couple had a "friendly 10-minute chat" before the dinner. "They looked totally fine considering all their history."

Another onlooker remarked that rumors of a feud appeared to be "wide of the mark," with the couple seeming "totally cool with one another."

The ex-couple previously grabbed dinner together after the 2013 VMA Awards with mutual pal Ed Sheeran.
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Harvey Weinstein: Taylor Swift to appear on Finding Neverland soundtrack album

Harvey Weinstein has revealed that Taylor Swift will contribute music to an all-star soundtrack album for his upcoming musical Finding Neverland.

"The songs are fantastic," said Weinstein, speaking at his pre-Oscar party on March 1. "We’re going to release an album before we open in the West End."

“Finding Neverland” tells the story of the growing bonds between writer J.M. Barrie and a woman and her young boys, which became the inspiration for “Peter Pan.” The events were the subject of a 2004 film starring Johnny Depp.


Weinstein’s first major theatre project is set to debut in winter 2015 in London, followed by a production on Broadway during the 2015-16 season. He has hired Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (“Pippin”) as the director and the British musician Gary Barlow to write new songs.

Universal Music are in talks to release the soundtrack album.

Weinstein and Swift have built a solid working relationship over the past year, with Swift contributing music to the One Chance soundtrack and landing an acting role in The Giver.

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