March 7th, 2014

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Kesha returns from Rehab


Ke$ha extended her stint in rehab earlier this year – and had to cancel a number of shows – for treatment for eating disorders.

Ke$ha cancelled tour dates through to the end of April on her doctors advice, extending her stay in rehab past 30 days. Ke$ha posted on Facebook at the time, “I'm a crusader for being yourself and loving yourself but I've found it hard to practice. I'll be unavailable for the next 30 days, seeking treatment for my eating disorder ... to learn to love myself again. Exactly as I am.”

Guess what fans – she’s back! She is tweeting and posting pics again, letting the world know that she's back. In her new Twitter header and a photo with her makeup and hair stylist, her hair is super rainbow-licious and she’s got crazy long yellow nails in classic Ke$ha style.

Also, she has changed her Twitter handle from @keshasuxx to @KeshaRose, now using her middle name and apparently dropping the dollar sign. What kind of subtle reinvention tactic is this?

We just hope she’s 100% better.


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This is really happening, she's finally out again.

People's Top Ten Celeb Quotes of the Week!

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"After eight years of intense negotiations, I am honored to announce I am hosting MTV's second-most prestigious awards show."

– Conan O'Brien, who announced he will host the cable network's MTV Movie Awards, in a statement

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Olivier Sarkozy Bought Mary-Kate's Engagement Ring From Sotherby's Auction.

He liked it, so he put a huge vintage Cartier ring on it! Mary-Kate Olsen‘s engagement ring from Olivier Sarkozy has had us buzzing since the moment she debuted it in N.Y.C. Now we have new photos of her showing it off during Paris Fashion Week, as well as more details about the diamond-and-sapphire stunner.

According to a StyleCaster source, the ring was chosen for Olsen at a Feb. 6 Sotheby’s auction, where it sold for $81,250. The Sotheby’s catalog description of the ring lists it as having a 4-carat European-cut center stone, plus 16 calibré-cut sapphires surrounding it and about 1.5 carats of diamonds forming the “petals” around the high-set stone. It dates from 1953 and was previously owned by “a Tennessee collector.”

Olsen, 27, and Sarkozy, 44 -- half-brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy -- first stepped out together in 2012. Since then, they've been a frequent presence at basketball games in New York City, where they live together in a $6.25 million townhouse.

This will be the former Full House star's first marriage, and Sarkozy's second. He was previously wed to Charlotte Bernard, with whom he has two kids, Julien, 12, and Margo, 10.


JLaw's BFF/fall breaker went to the Oscars and here's what happened

The world watched as my date grabbed my neck while falling on the red carpet. But backstage that night, I had a blast feeding Kerry Washington and sniffing Brad Pitt.

This year, I was lucky enough to be invited to the Oscars. While every girl I knew squealed and asked what I was wearing I was riddled with anxiety. The day before the Oscars I had a fitting with Dior where I got to try on some beautiful dresses. I was between two dresses: the Carrie Bradshaw all-you-can-eat dress and the Angelina Jolie sexy leg kimono. I really wasn't sure if I would ever get back to the Oscars so I let my inner Carrie Bradshaw take over and went with the dress with eight pounds of tulle. The fact that I was going to the show was no longer an idea but becoming a reality and like a 13-year-old girl at her birthday party, I had a complete meltdown. Somehow the night before the Oscars I managed to get into an argument with my best friend, my mom and my boyfriend. I think I cried more in the 12 hours before the Oscars than I have in 10 years—I was really getting into the drama of the evening. I somehow managed to make an entire event having nothing to do with me all about me and my precious feelings. I really should have been an actress. But like Scarlett O'Hara I got my hair and makeup done, put on my ball gown and wasn't going to let anyone bring me down before MY big day.

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Elementary: Sherlock Holmes and the medical mystery

You just saw him play Sherlock Holmes on the hit CBS primetime drama Elementary but in real life Jonny Lee Miller is trying to crack a cold case on a deadly childhood disease and there is nothing elementary about that.

His super sleuth skills help him solve crimes. However, it is the mystery behind a rare deadly childhood disease that had Jonny Lee Miller on Capitol Hill Thursday pushing Congress to help fund research for treatment and a cure.

"It's my first time in DC actually, it's a huge honor. It's very humbling as well to sit in a room and listen to people with much more to contribute than I have," Miller said.

Miller made this his mission after a crew members' son about the same age as his own little boy was diagnosed. "Sometimes you've just got to help the person standing next to you, right?," he says.

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Tom Hardy Is Behind The Wheel In New DomesticTrailer For 'Locke'


How do you make a movie about a guy driving a car for an hour, talking on his cell phone, compelling? Well, you get Tom Hardy to lead and Steven Knight to write and direct it, and if you're lucky enough, you wind up with something like "Locke."

Minimal perhaps, but that doesn't make the drama any less potent for this one, following the trials of a single man on a drive from Birmingham to London, putting his life in order with nothing more than determination and a mobile. And while Hardy is the only one on screen, that doesn't mean the star wattage ends there, with Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson, Tom Holland, Bill Milner, Ben Daniels and Andrew Scott all lending their support in voice roles on the other end of the line. And it adds up to quite a package with our review calling it, "a very impressive film."

"Locke" opens on April 25th. Watch the new trailer below.

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Alyson Hannigan debuts new haircut after wrapping HIMYM

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Alyson Hannigan pulled a Malin Akerman with a major haircut following the wrap of her show.

The redheaded actress, 39, showed off her new sleek bob on March 6 in Los Angeles. The shoulder-sweeping style looks modern and fresh, thanks to its face-framing layers. Hannigan and Akerman join a long list of celebs, including Emma Roberts, Jessica Alba, and Kate Mara, who have tried the bob hairstyle in recent months.

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Mads Mikkelsen: 'I will never be a fan of any kind of political correctness'

He's Denmark's hottest export since blue cheese and everyone wants a slice of him, but don't expect Mads Mikkelsen to go soft any time soon.

It is surprising, really, that Mads Mikkelsen hasn't played more Vikings. So far, there has just been the one: the lethal, mute, barbaric, half-blind gladiator called One-Eye in Nicolas Winding Refn's low-budget action fantasy Valhalla Rising. Perhaps there just aren't enough Viking films being made. Because Mikkelsen, with his winged cheekbones, a stare that seems fixed on a distant horizon and vague air of menace, was made to wield a broadsword. It is written in his Danish genes.

What is striking about the career of Mads Mikkelsen so far – he is 48 – is its sheer variety. In Denmark he has played a drug pusher, a courageous aid worker and a kindergarten teacher falsely accused of interfering with a little girl in Thomas Vinterburg's The Hunt, which was nominated for the Oscar for best foreign film this year. In the wider world, he is immediately recognisable as the blood-weeping villain Le Chiffre from Casino Royale, speaking English with that indeterminate European accent beloved of Hollywood. He has also worked in languages he doesn't speak at all: his presence is so powerful that directors want him anyway.
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Read more about Michael Kohlhaas, Cannes, horse birth, etc. at the SOURCE

I mean, if he's not into feisty policewomen pursuing bad guys into dark basements he might be in the wrong series..

Google Celebrates Womyn tbh

Women have historically been underrepresented in almost all fields: science, school curricula, business, politics — and, sadly, doodles. In addition to our continued effort for doodle diversity and inclusion, this truly International Women’s Day doodle features a host of over a 100 inspiring women from around the world.

Here is the full list (in order of appearance):

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justin bieber's deposition: says he doesn't have a xanax prescription


Justin Bieber lost his cool under oath Thursday, when a lawyer started peppering him with questions about Selena Gomez ... TMZ has learned.

Bieber sat for a 4 1/2 hour deposition in Miami in connection with a lawsuit filed by a photog who claims last June Bieber sent his hired muscle to beat him up.

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‘Noah’, ‘Nymph()maniac’ Banned in Parts of the Middle East

This spring brings a wave of promising high-profile projects, but for cinephiles in the Middle East the pickings will be slightly slimmer. Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah and Lars von Trier‘s Nymphomaniac have been banned in the parts of the Middle East, which is probably about the only thing the two films have in common. Find out where and why after the jump.

According to THR, Noah studio Paramount has already been informed by censorship boards in Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates that the movie will not be shown in their countries. Jordan, Kuwait, and Egypt are likely to follow.

That’s despite the fact that Noah already has an Egyptian release date, March 26. In a statement, Egypt’s Sunni institute Al-Azhar called for the banning of the Paramount epic, criticizing it as “contrary to faith and to the fundamentals of the Islamic Sharia [law].”

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First trailer for "Deliver Us From Evil," starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, etc.

In DELIVER US FROM EVIL, New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramírez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Inspired by the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.

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Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are back at it again -- eyewitnesses tell TMZ, the on-off-on-off-again couple has been canoodling all morning in Texas ... hitting up a Starbucks together and a local breakfast joint.

Selena Instagrammed the Starbucks photo about 15 minutes ago -- and sources inside the Starbucks tell us Selena was there with Bieber in the last hour.

Bieber and Selena were also spotted leaving a place called Royal Perfume. Sources inside the store tell us, Bieber bought 2 colognes (Obsession by CK and Pour Homme by Givenchy).

Selena's performing Saturday night in Hidalgo, TX -- 15 minutes from the McAllen, TX the Don Pepe's  she just hit up with Justin for breakfast. It's unclear if Justin bee-lined from Miami to Hidalgo just to see Selena, but it definitely appears that way.

Bieber has no other reason to be in Texas -- Usher is performing Saturday too, but that's 5 hours away from Hidalgo.

As we reported, Bieber stormed out of his deposition in Miami Thursday after lawyers for the photog who's suing the singer grilled him about Selena. He refused to answer any Selena questions.


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Niall Horan bombarded with naked fan photos after phone number leaks

For the lucky ones out there in possession of Niall Horan’s number – don’t share it with ANYONE.

The One Direction star is said to be fuming after he was plagued with naked fan photos and nuisance calls after a rogue friend allegedly leaked his number. The 20-year-old was forced to change numbers when his phone went off the hook after his digits were shared among Directioners.

A source said: ‘Niall didn’t see the funny side of it. He wasn’t even remotely curious about the pictures because so many of his fans are teenage girls. ‘It was a huge pain for him. He was forced to change his mobile number immediately.’ But for those of you thinking Niall could be after the title of 1D’s moody one, currently held by Liam Payne, you are mistaken. The insider continued: ‘It’s not that Niall doesn’t have a sense of humour but he’s sensitive too.’

Let’s hope Barbara Palvin’s not the jealous type… The couple are believed to have rekindled their romance after they were spotted at a 5 Seconds Of Summer gig in London earlier this week.




Augustana to Release New Album + Tour Dates

Augustana will release a new studio album, Life Imitating Life, on April 22nd via Washington Square.

Augustana is an American rock band from San Diego, California who were signed to the Epic Records record label until late 2011. They are best known for their singles, "Boston" and "Sweet and Low."

Life Imitating Life was produced by John O'Mahony (Coldplay, Metric, Kashmir) and recorded in Rhinebeck, NY and Nashville, TN.The album flips the next page for Augustana. The Southern California group's fourth full-length album and first for Washington Square sees singer, guitarist, and songwriter Dan Layus wholeheartedly embracing Augustana's musical touchstones, while simultaneously progressing. His own journey proves central to these ten tracks, making for a passionate, poetic, and powerful story.


The first single off the album, is “Ash and Ember," the song commences with a resounding piano melody before building into an uplifting and undeniable refrain bolstered by shimmering guitars and the vocalist's soaring delivery. Layus explains, "It felt like the right way to introduce this album and re-enter the atmosphere as an artist," he goes on. "I put a lot on my plate over the years. I made a ton of bad decisions and many good decisions, I hurt a lot of people I cared for and loved, including myself. The song is about how it can be easy to beat up yourself. You've got to be able to acknowledge that who you are now isn't defined by who you were but that it is a part of your makeup. It's a mix of reflecting on the past as well as reflecting on the present, questioning one's self.”

Life Imitating Art Track List:

1. Ash and Ember
2. Need a Little Sunshine
3. Love in the Air
4. Youth is Wasted on the Young
5. Say you Want Me
6. Fit Together
7. According to Plan
8. I Really Think So
9. Alive
10. Remember Me

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Mad Men Final Season to be Split in Two

That's right, the producers of Mad Men have taken a fly leaf from the film industry and are splitting the seventh and final season into two separate parts of seven episodes each, for a total of 14 episodes. The first seven will premier on April 13th, and the second seven will premiere in 2015.

Way to go to extend the ending!

The Season 7 teaser features Don Draper descending the stairs of a TWA flight onto a deserted tarmac, while Doris Day's "Que Sera, Sera" is heard in the background. Appropriate not only as a herald to the ending of the series, but the fact that the series started filming the final season at Los Angeles International Airport in November -- the same day  a shooting in Terminal 3 left a TSA guard dead.

The recent release of the Season 7 Promo poster, which features a graphic by Milton Glaser that bears a distinct likeness to Peter Max and other psychedelic artwork ,suggests that the season will be going full swing into the acid age, from 1966 - 1969.

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Shakira's Boyfriend No Longer Allows Her To Make Music Videos With Men


There's a reason why Shakira's new single "Can't Remember To Forget You" features Rihanna -- and a steamy accompanying music video in which the two female superstars caress each other -- and not a male playing her counterpart in the clip. In Billboard's new cover story on Shakira, the Colombian singer reveals that her boyfriend, soccer star Gerard Pique, is not permissive of any music videos in which his girl is romantically linked to another man.

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Happy International Women's Day y'all!

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ONTD Original Ugliest Men 2014 Results

Sorry this took so long. But trust me when I say the wait is worth it.

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Lily Allen Tells Feminism Critics To "F*** Off" During Twitter Rant

Lily Allen has hit back in the row over her comments that feminism "shouldn't even be a thing any more"- telling her critics to "f*** off".

The Air Balloon singer took to Twitter after being criticised for remarks she made during an interview with ShortList, where she asked why there was no "man version of feminism" and insisted that "everyone is equal".

Earlier today (March 7), Lily tweeted: "Unless you're standing outside Downing Street with one of those Australian bush hats with dirty tampons in place of corks shouting 'equal rights for men and women', you've got no place telling me what kind of feminist I am or am not. F**k off."

She had earlier expressed her dismay over the timing of the backlash, writing: "Oh my, internet you really can be a real C**T sometimes. #HappyInternationalWomen'sDay."

In her ShortList article - which featured in the How To Be A Man issue - Lily also spoke critically of 'metrosexual' men, stating: "I like that when my husband gets up in the morning he spends about 12 seconds looking in the mirror and then leaves.

"I'm not into men who are vain, or even wearing aftershave. Men should be men. Go out, earn some money, come back and look after my children."


Sochi Winter Paralympics Opening Ceremony Discussion (Live)

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Ukraine has 23 Paralympians at the games, but only the flagbearer turned up to the opening ceremony.

Following the conclusion of competition each day, all the sporting action including individual matches from ice sledge hockey and wheelchair curling, will be made available as video on demand via the IPC's YouTube channel ParalympicSport.TV. Highlights packages from each sport will also be made available.


BBC approves a new Doctor Who spin-off, prequel called "A Wild Endeavour"

We've all felt for some time that a new Doctor Who spin-off is long overdue, we even came up with some suggestions of our own. Just a few years back we were spoilt with Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures all broadcasting in the same year as the main series. Nowadays though, with the gaps between seasons, it sometimes feels like we're suffering a real Who drought.

So you can image how excited we all were when regular contributor Wil discovered a brand new Doctor Who spin-off in the works that is approved by the BBC. It's called A Wild Endeavour, and we sent Wil on his own endeavour to find out more.

A Wild Endeavour focuses on the beginnings of the Doctor and the Master before they had their names and titles as the 'hero' and 'villain'. The characters are to be stripped back to their basics, so the audience can see them develop in a new unique way, to become the characters we’ve seen in Doctor Who for the last fifty years. Through this we will gain a proper explanation about what happened to the characters prior to the show’s beginning.

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's prenup gives her '$1 million for each year they are married'

They are set to tie the knot in Paris on May 24 and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are ironing out the final details of their pre-nupital agreement.
The 33-year-old reality TV star - who gave birth to the couple's first child North last summer - will received one million dollars from the rapper for each year they are wed in the event of a split, according to RadarOnline, which also reports the negotiations have been drama free as Kanye didn't even want a prenup.
They also have not put a custody clause in the contract.

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Mindy Project, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, and The Following renewed!

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Fox has granted early pick-ups to three of its comedies — New Girl, Mindy Project, Brooklyn Nine-Nine — as well as The Following.

New Girl will return for a fourth season, Mindy and The Following were each picked up for a third cycle, and the Golden Globe-winning Brooklyn Nine-Nine will be back for a sophomore run.


Its Official! Mean Girls reunion in the works

Lindsay Lohan wasn't spewing BS on "Jimmy Fallon" Thursday night -- talking about a "Mean Girls" reunion -- TMZ has learned, it's been in the works for weeks.

FYI, 2014 is the 10th anniversary of the film's release -- and sources tell us, co-writer Tina Fey has been leading the charge for a reunion to commemorate the occasion ... wrangling the entire cast over the last month.

And Lindsay was apparently the last to know about it -- she went on "Fallon" Thursday talking about how she had just run into Tina who mentioned the reunion idea to her ... and Lindsay was into it.

It's unclear how the reunion will come together -- Jimmy suggested hosting it on his show -- but we're told it could also materialize as a comedy sketch ... maybe on an awards show.

Sources close to Tina tell us, several prominent cast members are already on board -- Amy Poehler (Mrs. George), Jonathan Bennett (dreamy Aaron), Rajiv Surendra (Math Enthusiast / Bad-Ass MC), and Daniel Franzese (Too Gay to Function).

Pretty awesome. Now get in losers. We're going shopping.

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TIME Review: Fox’s Cosmos Takes Sides for Science

There is a new Seth MacFarlane show on Fox this Sunday. But if there was any doubt that Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is no Family Guy, it is dispelled when the host references the planet Uranus and pronounces it “YOOR-inus.” This new version of Cosmos, which MacFarlane produced, is as earnest as Family Guy, American Dad, et al. are raunchy, but that doesn’t mean it’s not entertaining. It’s gorgeous, it’s absorbing, it’s impassioned, it’s awestruck and awe-inspiring.

But is it necessary? After all, the Carl Sagan original of this documentary guide to the universe is still out there. And it’s not as if the principles of science have drastically changed in a few decades. As new Cosmos host Neil DeGrasse Tyson cheerfully points out at one point, all of human history and knowledge is a few moments’ tick on the galactic calendar.

The docuseries’ debut episode engagingly makes the case for the reboot. First, it uses today’s technical firepower to bring its narrative alive. In a nod to Sagan’s original series, it places us on a CGI spaceship, whizzing through the universe as it visualizes Earth’s cosmic “address” (Earth, Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy, Local Group, Virgo Supercluster, Observable Universe). Elsewhere, it integrates playful digital tricks into Tyson’s narration–having an asteroid zip overhead as he walks through a forest and describes the extinction of the dinosaurs, placing him on a seashore as an animated amphibian saunters onto land. Imagination, Tyson says early on, is no substitute for the amazing reality of science, but they work (and play) together well here.
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Feminist Julie Bindel Slates 'Faux Lesbianism' in Pop Culture

Julie Bindel, a feminist campaigner and co-founder of the organisation Justice for Women, has spoken out against "faux lesbianism" in pop culture.

Bindel, who has been described as a "marmite writer" over mixed reactions to her work, has attacked what she refers to as the "latest marketing tool" in popular culture.

While some argue that erotic scenes between female pop stars make bold sexual statements about women, Bindel has stated the displays are fuelled by "money and men".
Writing in the Daily Mail, Bindel argued "lesbian chic" is the latest ploy for female stars to stay firmly in the Hollywood limelight.

In her article, Bindel criticised recent images of pop sensation Katy Perry kissing the infamous Miley Cyrus that hit headlines and spawned numerous coy explanations of innocent "girl kisses".

Bindel also questioned the integrity of British model Cara Delevigne, who recently appeared in a drunken embrace with her lover Michelle Rodriguez although she has previously reportedly dated One Direction's Harry Styles. While is it quite possible Cara Delevingne is bisexual, Bindel suggested she is playing along with the "money-making" theme.

She said: "I came out as a lesbian in the 1970s, so you might expect that I would welcome any public depiction of homosexual lifestyles. On the contrary, I think this 'faux lesbianism' is far from healthy. I don't intend to get into a discussion about whether they really are in a lesbian relationship. I don't know the details and I don't much care. Whatever they do in private is their own business."

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In Honor of Int'l Women's Day: ATP's 11 (5) Ladies Owning The Music Industry In 2014

Whether it’s what Miley does with her tongue or what Beyoncé does at all, female artists have become an increasing fixture of news headlines over the last few years and discussion around issues of sexism within the music industry has never been more fervent. Sometimes, the comments and controversy surrounding some of these issues can obscure the fact that there are so many women with impeccable game who are absolutely killing it right now, both inside and outside of the charts. Here are eleven of ATP’s favorite ladies who are dominating the music industry right now.

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Remember the new McCona-slay Tshirts? They benefit charity!

Oscar winner picked the perfect time to launch a line of T-shirts featuring the three-word phrase made famous by the film 'Dazed and Confused.'

Back in 1993, actor Matthew McConaughey appeared in the hilarious coming-of-age film "Dazed and Confused," introduced to audiences with the now-famous phrase of "Alright, Alright, Alright..."

Last Sunday night, the 44-year-old ended his acceptance speech for Best Actor with the same phrase — and today? He's launching a line of T-shirts for his Just Keep Livin' charity clothing line.

McConaughey named the outdoor-inspired clothing line after the Just Keep Livin' Foundation he launched in 2008, which implements after-school fitness and wellness programs in inner city high schools. Ten cents of every dollar from the JKL brand benefits the foundation.

"This is my first adventure into the fashion world … I'm enjoying it so far," he told WWD last year. "I like working on the details, the design, the marketing. And I think the JKL philosophy is what makes it unique."

So far, the new tees are only available from Dillard's clothing in-store or via phone.


You can visit the Just Keep Livin' Foundation here!

Aaron Paul & Pretty Bird Attend the 'Need For Speed' Premiere


Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper make some funny poses while walking the red carpet at the premiere of their new film Need for Speed on Thursday (March 6) at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

The guys were joined by their co-stars Imogen Poots, Michael Keaton, Kid Cudi, Rami Malek, and Aaron‘s wife Lauren Parsekian.

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Pics and Clips from the Third Last Psych Episode Ever :((

Shirley Bennett with straight hair, Tom Arnold, and Mira Sorvino guest star in 8.08 A Touch of Sweevil. Shawn gets invited to a paranormal police consultant convention but the keynote speaker dies on the stage and everyone has to work together to solve the murder.

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I am so sad my happy show is leaving me. Shawn and Gus are my everything. I am going to miss Shawn's nicknames for Gus, the blueberry, jokes about how ancient Henry is, Gus kissing his teeth at Shawn, Gus' crazy, the amazing guest stars, Vancouver pretending to be everywhere, sexy awkward Lassie, everything.

Clips and pics under the cut.

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Vanessa Williams on light-skinned bias: ‘It’s hard to get roles no matter how fair your skin is’

Singer-actress Vanessa Williams stars alongside the legendary Cicely Tyson in the Lifetime original movie Trip to Bountiful.

Williams and Tyson reprise the roles they played in last year’s Broadway revival of the show, which earned Tyson a Tony Award.

In an interview with theGrio’s Chris Witherspoon, Williams discussed Lupita Nyong’o’s groundbreaking Oscar win, and weighed in on the issue of colorism in Hollywood.

“Getting a good role is hard no matter what you look like, and Lupita did a phenomenal job,” the Soul Food actress said. “[12 Years a Slave] was the first thing she did out of her tutelage and she’s a brilliant actress… she’s amazing because she embodied that role and made you feel.”

“It’s hard to get good roles anyway, no matter how fair your skin is…no matter how brown your skin is. It’s up to you to make the best out of each opportunity that you’re given.”


Taylor Swift, Longtime Publicist Split

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Paula Erickson, whose Nashville-based Erickson Public Relations has handled the singer's press since 2007, informed the Swift management team that she is resigning come mid-March. According to a source, Swift has her sights set on bringing all PR efforts in-house to the management company.

Offers one high-ranking PR executive: "Taylor will have her pick of top-shelf publicists, but the challenge is finding that person you know and trust. Bringing PR in-house assures that person is directly involved in advising on what needs to be done and what doesn't."

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Robin Thicke Steps Out Smiling Without His Wedding Ring in NYC: Picture


Through Thicke and thin? Maybe not! Robin Thicke stepped out without his wedding band on Friday, Mar. 7 in NYC, even after professing his eternal love (multiple times!) for estranged wife Paula Patton.

Days after telling concertgoers that he was trying to win her back, Thicke was all smiles Friday afternoon without his wedding band. The singer, who turns 37 on Monday, Mar. 10, was photographed interacting with fans outdoors, ahead of his concert in Madison Square Garden Friday night.

Since the high school sweethearts announced their separation on Feb. 24, the "Blurred Lines" crooner has been on a public tour (of sorts) to save his marriage. On Sunday, Mar. 2, the singer -- still wearing his wedding ring -- sang Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" at his concert at the Borgata in A.C. He also dedicated his song, "Lost Without U" to the Baggage Claim actress and confessed onstage: "For y'all that don't know, me and my wife separated but I'm trying to get my girl back. She's a good woman."

Patton, meanwhile, seemed unfazed by Thicke professing his love while dancing to his hit single at a pre-Oscars bash on Mar. 1. "She didn't let it ruin her evening," an eyewitness told Us Weekly.

Despite the latest setbacks in his personal life, Thicke took some time Thursday, Mar. 6 to use his celebrity for good. The singer stopped by the Ryan Seacrest Foundation's studio at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to meet with kid patients.

Thicke was once again without his wedding band for the outing, as seen in an Instagram photo uploaded from his visit. "Met some incredible children earlier today," he wrote beside a cute picture of him taking a selfie with a little girl The singer and Patton share one child, 3-year-old son Julian. "Robin wanted to save their marriage, but it was Paula's choice and she ended it," a source told Us following the couple's separation announcement.


OP NOTE: would you or have you guys forgiven someone who cheated on you???

Ke$ha is now Kesha -- I Don't Need $ Anymore

Kesha is money ... well actually not anymore, because she's dropped the $ from her name.

Sources connected to the singer tell TMZ ... she wants a fresh start after her 60 days in rehab for an eating disorder, and the moniker she uses in her name reminds her of her "old self."

So from now on, it's simply Kesha.

We're told she's spending a lot of time with a therapist who will continue what she calls a work in progress.

Kesha is also following the advice she got in rehab -- get rid of the negative people in her life who contributed to the problems in her life that led to the eating disorder.

Everyone's a work in progress, so congrats Kesha for being self-aware.

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'I don't want to be a toothpick': Jessie J displays toned tum and tiny thigh gap

Despite telling her Instagram fans she wasn't finding it easy, Jessie J unveiled the results of her fitness regime on Thursday. Displayed her toned tum and trim pins, the hitmaker appeared to have the slight hint of a thigh gap as she took a selfie in her tight-fitting gym gear. The 25-year-old commented: 'Trying to get those thighs back! Right diet and loads of leg days at my own pace! Slow, but worth it. I don't wanna be a toothpick.'

'I'm naturally very slim, so it's not easy but I'm trying and that's better than nuffink! @nikewomen we can do it! We all different we all can be fit and strong'(sic), she added.
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Jared Leto Continues Political Streak

Jared Leto calls on Kerry to reject this so-called Keystone XL once and for all

Our hearts are all aflutter, like so many flannel-clad, pouty-faced Angela Chases. Jared Leto has come out against Keystone XL.

Leto, fresh off an Oscar win, has signed an open letter calling on Secretary of State John Kerry to recommend against building the pipeline. Twelve other young environmentalists signed the letter, including Svante Myrick, the 26-year-old mayor of Ithaca, N.Y.; Adam Gardner, the lead singer of Guster; and Taylor Swift’s ex-boyfriend. The Sierra Club identifies this group as “leaders of the millennial generation.” Speaking for my kind, more accurate representatives might have included 2 Chainz, Marissa Cooper, and Maru the Cat, but I’m not confident that those candidates would have been able to put together an equally compelling piece of writing.

Leto and Co. compare the significance of Kerry’s position on Keystone XL to his influential 1971 testimony against the Vietnam War, in which he condemned the U.S. government for “reacting under Cold War precepts which are no longer applicable.” They say the pending Keystone XL permit decision is a similar “watershed moment” in American history, coming at a time when we’re acting under another set of long-outdated assumptions:

The Keystone XL decision is a fateful climate crossroads for a very simple, substantive reason. If we are to prevent catastrophic climate disruption, we must immediately stop making large, long-lived, capital investments in fossil fuel infrastructure. Scientists and energy economists have made the point abundantly clear; we are simply out of time for big, irreversible steps backward like Keystone XL.

Will Kerry step up to the plate and recommend against construction of the pipeline? We can only hope! In the meantime, kudos to the authors for bringing further attention to the Keystone XL issue, calling on a prominent public figure to use his influence for good, and using the word “bullish” with panache in the fourth paragraph.


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Shia LaBeouf grabs some lunch


Shia LaBeouf stops at a local restaurant to grab some lunch to go on Thursday afternoon (March 6) in Los Angeles.

The 27-year-old actor kept hidden under his favorite white hat, which he paired with his favorite brown pants!

Shia will reportedly not be in attendance at the Nymphomaniac New York premiere next week due to “a scheduling conflict,” the New York Post reports.

If you remember the last red carpet appearance that Shia made, he wore a paper bag over his head with the words “I am not famous anymore” written on the front.

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50 Cent Calls Snoop Dogg Out for Getting His Nails Done

Snoop Dogg’s french manicure has been the talk of the town on the hip-hop scene and 50 Cent now comes forth calling him out for it. Questioning Snoop’s recent actions, 50 joked that the rap OG was going to have to further explain the odd incident and his reasoning behind the feminine nail designs.“What the f*ck is going on snoop. Talk to me about this one man,Damn #smsaudio,” 50 tweeted.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Dines Out with Mystery Gal in Rome


Jake Gyllenhaal shows off his scruff as he sits down for dinner with a mystery gal on Wednesday (March 5) in Rome, Italy.

The 33-year-old actor is currently in town filming his upcoming drama Everest, about two separate expedition troupes that hit tragedy when a storm wipes out members of the teams, leaving eight dead.

Jake also just signed on to star in Antoine Fuqua‘s next movie Southpaw, Deadline reports. Jake will play a welterweight champion who rises in his profession while his personal life falls apart.

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Katie Holmes to Star in ABC Drama

Katie Holmes is going from Capeside to the East Side.

The Dawson’s Creek actress has been cast in an untitled high society drama pilot for ABC from Behind the Candelabra writer Richard LaGravenese, EW has confirmed.

Holmes will star opposite Rufus Sewell in this drama about opposing couples living in New York City. She will play Ann, a well-bred and educated woman who runs a philanthropic foundation with her husband. After Philip (Sewell) and his wife Margot make a bet to destroy Ann’s seemingly perfect marriage, Ann and Philip engage in a rivalry. The two equally-matched, powerful socialites play out their obsessive attraction and seduction via their manipulation of others.

The role of Margot has yet to be cast. Taylor Hackford (Ray) will direct the pilot.

If the drama were to be picked up to series, it would be Holmes’ first regular TV role since Dawson’s Creek, though she has made appearances in How I Met Your Mother, The Kennedys and Eli Stone.
On the film front, Holmes will play a not-so-dainty schoolteacher in the upcoming film Miss Meadows, premiering at next month’s Tribeca Film Festival.