April 24th, 2014

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J.K. Rowling, HBO, BBC Team for 'Casual Vacancy' Miniseries

The "Harry Potter" alum will executive produce the three-hour entry written by "EastEnders" alum Sarah Phelps.

J.K. Rowling is bringing her magic to HBO.

The Harry Potter author is teaming with the premium cable network and the BBC to adapt her best-seller The Casual Vacancy into a three-hour miniseries, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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Cast of 'The Normal Heart' in the May issue of Vogue

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Should you ever find yourself having to choose the most galvanizing play of the last 30 years, you wouldn't be wrong to name The Normal Heart, Larry Kramer's scalding 1985 drama about the HIV/AIDS epidemic then decimating the gay community in America. Written at a time of appalling official apathy, it tells the story of Kramer's fictional alter ego, Ned Weeks, as he tries to rouse a hostile political and medical establishment to take action against AIDS while desperately urging his fellow gay men to come out of the closet and fight for their lives. At once a manifesto, an indictment, and a cri de coeur, the play has gone from being a searing call for action to a cultural landmark.

"This play is comparable to Uncle Tom's Cabin," says playwright Tony Kushner, the author of another groundbreaking play about AIDS, Angels in America. "It's one of the rare works of American art that had a direct political impact. And it's still relevant today for many, many reasons, including the silence still surrounding the world pandemic of AIDS."

The Normal Heart is so undeniably important - 36 million people have died of HIV so far - that it seems incredible nobody ever managed to film it. One who was incredulous is Ryan Murphy, the writer-director-producer best known for creating Nip/Tuck, Glee, and American Horror Story. "I grew up loving the play, he says, "and I remember thinking, Why has this movie not been made?

And so he made it.

On May 25, nearly three decades after The Normal Heart premiered at Joseph Papp's Public Theater in a production directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, HBO will air Murphy's screen adaptation, which stars Mark Ruffalo, Jim Parsons, Taylor Kitsch, Matt Bomer, and Julia Roberts. Scripted by Kramer, the story carries us from the sun-drenched pleasures of gay parties on Fire Island in the early eighties into the pitch-black of the nascent AIDS epidemic, with its young bodies being devoured by lesions from a virus made all the more terrifying because nobody could explain it. As our heroes - and Robert's feisty doctor - try to halt its spread, the film bristles with still-fascinating arguments about how to change the world: Is it more effective to work within the system or confront authority? And it captures the irony in the idea that just at the moment when gay men felt liberated to have sex as they chose, they were being asked to curtail it - or die.

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Do you feel that tingling sensation in your heart? The kind of swelling, throbbing, oh-my-god-what's-even-happening-to-me feeling?

Get used to it, because it's only going to get worse until May 25. What you're feeling, friends, is pure feeling.

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The actor on working with Mark Ruffalo in "The Normal Heart," what it was like to film "Magic Mike," and the difference between his life in Los Angeles and his life in New York.

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10 (Well, 5) Awesome Reasons To Look Forward To "Snowpiercer" Starring Chris Evans + Tilda Swinton



For a while there, it looked as though South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho's "Snowpiercer" would never get an official English-language release at all. Late last year, it emerged that Bong's ambitious science fiction film had been picked up for release in English-speaking countries by The Weinstein Company. When the Weinsteins, true to form, voiced their desire to produce a shorter version of "Snowpiercer", the director understandably dug his heels in and refused to budge.

For several months, "Snowpiercer" hung in limbo, even as its release in territories like South Korea and France saw great financial returns and rave reviews. But in February this year, it was announced that "Snowpiercer" would be coming out after all. Sadly, it doesn't currently look as though Bong's film is going to get much of a release in America - the most recent reports suggest a limited run in a handful of theatres from the 27th June - and its release date hasn't even been announced in the UK yet.

For those anxious to see "Snowpiercer", we'd strongly recommend importing the version currently available on disc in France. The only sticking point is that its handful of scenes in Korean are subtitled into French, making them impossible to follow if you're unfamiliar with the language. But if you do know a smattering of French, then it's the perfect way of seeing what is a fabulous sci-fi film.

Whether you choose to import the disc or wait until it gets an official release, here are 10 (well, 5) reasons why you shouldn't miss "Snowpiercer".



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Mark your calendars, ONTD: "Snowpiercer" will be coming for you on June 27!



A deliciously bearded and sexy Chris Evans will be waiting for you... ;)
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Inside Bryan Singer’s Wild ("wild"? try sad, buzzfeed) Hollywood World

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On June 21, 2006, a gay screenwriter in his thirties working his way through the film industry landed an invitation to the after-party for the Los Angeles premiere of director Bryan Singer’s film Superman Returns. “It started at like 1 a.m.,” he told BuzzFeed. “It was super crowded. Someone told me to stick around as late as I could because after most of the guests leave, the scene in the pool ‘gets freaky.’ There were a lot of twinks inside, just hanging out, and all of them were white. I wandered into what seemed like a screening room or TV room. There was a PlayStation set up, and a blond twink in a tank top who looked like he was 16 was sitting on the floor alone eating fried chicken straight from a KFC bucket. More white twinks showed up."

"I felt old and gross, so I left.”

In the wake of the lawsuit alleging Singer sexually assaulted a minor in 1999, these are the kinds of stories that keep surfacing about the filmmaker’s private world of gay Hollywood parties and the friends who scout young men to go to them.

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In Hollywood — as with Wall Street, Washington, and any other nexus of fame, wealth, and sex — that kind of vast, shifting power imbalance can and does lead to all kinds of potentially hazardous behavior. At the very least, Singer is apparently accustomed to weathering the risks that come with inviting scores of very young strangers into his home on a regular basis — just as those strangers clearly seem happy to enter the home of a powerful man they don’t really know.

Michael Egan claims he deeply regrets making that choice. After this week, no matter the truth of Egan’s charges, Bryan Singer may come to harbor similar regrets himself.

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[Christ have mercy. It is no surprise to anybody that teenagers will often try to play the tart. When an adult encounters a juvenile who is trying to whore out his or her ass, that adult is an abuser if he does not respond by setting clear boundaries.]
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Survivor Cagayan - Preview for Next Week; Latest Castaway Arrives at Ponderosa



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☆Jennifer Lawrence☆ hanging out with Billy Eichner


☆Jennifer Lawrence☆ bares her midriff in a sexy outfit while posing for a photo with Billy Eichner on Monday (April 21) in New York City.

“Ran into ☆Jennifer Lawrence☆! She and her midriff are very excited about the new #billyonthestreet with Amy Poehler TONIGHT 11/10c on @fusetv!!” Billy captioned the photo on his Instagram account.

In case you aren’t familiar with Billy, he is a hilarious comedian who has a pop culture game show called Billy on the Street in which he bombards random people on the streets of New York City and asks them questions about celebrities.

☆Jennifer☆ is currently in town while doing some promo work for her new film [REDACTED].

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WWE's Stone Cold Steve Austin gives a NSFW defense of gay marriage


WWE megastar "Stone Cold" Steve Austin made these comments on his podcast months ago, but they're just now making the rounds in wrestling circles, and they're more than worth highlighting. From the man who wrote his own chapter and verse, it's a very forceful and in-character stand in favor of gay marriage.

"I don't give a shit if two guys, two gals, guy-gal, whatever it is, I believe that any human being in America, or any human being in the goddamn world, that wants to be married, and if it's same-sex, more power to 'em."

"What also chaps my ass, some of these churches, have the high horse that they get on and say 'we as a church do not believe in that.' Which one of these motherfuckers talked to God, and God said that same-sex marriage was a no-can-do?"

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The 100 Most Influential People - Miley Cyrus By Dolly Parton

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The pop provocateur

If I didn't know how smart and talented Miley is, I might worry about her. But I've watched her grow up. So I don’t. She knows what she’s doing. She was very proud of the work she did as Hannah Montana, but people were gonna leave her there forever. And she was just smotherin’ and chokin’ in it. So she felt she had to do something completely drastic. And she did. She made her point, she made her mark, and more power to her. “Wrecking Ball” is a great song. The whole album is great. So I'm hoping that now she can relax and show people how talented she really is. ’Cause the girl can write. The girl can sing. The girl is smart. And she doesn’t have to be so drastic. But I will respect her choices. I did it my way, so why can't she do it her way?

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[•REC]4 APOCALYPSE — Official Trailer


First trailer of [•REC]4 APOCALYPSE, directed by Jaume Balagueró, starred by Manuela Velasco and produced by Julio Fernández.

PLOT: Ángela, the young television reporter who entered the building with the firemen along with her cameraman, manages to make it out alive. But what the soldiers don’t know is that she carries the seed of the strange infection. She is to be taken to a provisional quarantine facility, a high-security installation where she will have to stay in isolation for several days. An old oil tanker, miles off shore and surrounded by water on all sides, has been especially equipped for the quarantine.

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Nick and Joe Jonas walk around LA, Kevin Jonas at Celebrity Apprentice taping



Nick Jonas shows off his very sculpted torso as he leaves Fred Segal after doing some shopping on Wednesday (April 23) in Los Angeles.

The 21-year-old entertainer is currently training for an upcoming MMA drama Navy St. – check out how super jacked Nick looked last week in an Instagram pic, which he captioned, “End of week one of Navy St. Training camp.”

That same day, Nick‘s older brother Joe went out to eat at Cafe Gratitude with a friend in Los Angeles.

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TV Ratings Wednesday

'American Idol', 'Modern Family' & 'The 100' Rise + 'Arrow' Matches Low

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So The 100 is pretty much definitely getting renewed now!! RIP Tomorrow People
The best show on the CW's #1 fanboy thanks you for your time:



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Cast and Poster for Jem and the Holograms Movie Revealed



Yes, that was fast! The main cast members for G.I. JOE: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu's live-action take on the classic cartoon series have been announced.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu has signed on to bring another '80s Hasbro cartoon series to the big screen: Jem And The Holograms. The live action movie will be produced by Jason Blum (Insidious, Paranormal Activity) and Scooter Braun, and Yahoo! have now exclusively announced the cast. The film has been moving along quite quickly, and is already shooting.

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Ronald McDonald gets a new look and joins twitter

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The clown is getting a makeover. Ronald McDonald is ditching his iconic yellow jumpsuit, and for the first time ever, joining social media.

McDonald's announced Wednesday that Ronald will now sport mustard yellow cargo pants and a red and white striped rugby shirt topped by a sleeveless yellow zip-up jacket. For "special occasions," there's a red bowtie and blazer with his signature on the back. His hair is a little tighter too. But those big red boots remain the same.

While he won't get his own Twitter account, the clown will interact with social media users on existing McDonald's accounts using the hashtag #RonaldMcDonald.


"Selfies ...here I come!" the spokescharacter was quoted in McDonald's announcement as saying. "It's a big world and now, wherever I go and whatever I do...I'm ready to show how fun can make great things happen."

The new wardrobe comes weeks after rival Taco Bell used twenty-five real men named Ronald McDonald in their ads to promote their new morning menu. The ads showed the Ronald McDonalds eating Taco Bell breakfast and "loving it."

McDonald's said Tuesday that first quarter profit fell 5 percent and sales at stores open at least a year edged down 1.7 percent.
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Small Brit interview in People Magazine



The singer, 32, dishes on getting back to work, getting in shape, and cheering on her lil' sis

“My time off was a blast! It was probably one of the best breaks I’ve had in a long time. I went to Jamie Lynn’s wedding in New Orleans – I can’t believe my baby sis is all grown up! – and then spent a few days running around on the beach in Hawaii with my boys."

“I feel great, I really do. I’ve been trying to change up my workouts by getting outdoors more. I am channeling my inner athlete, playing a lot of basketball and more recently taking tennis lessons. Serena Williams, watch out!

“Sin City is calling my name! Don’t get me wrong: I love being at home in L.A., but the performer in me is excited to get back into show mode. The dancing, the costumes, my fans singing along to my songs – it’s such a huge adrenaline rush. And I love tying someone up every night during “Freakshow!


Brit takes the stage for the third leg of “Piece Of Me” on Friday, April 25.

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From Los Caifanes to Roger Rabbit: 3 Tribeca Latin American Directors Talk Influences

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At this point you hopefully already know that there are lots of Latino films playing at the Tribeca Film Festival. There are stories about New Yorkers searching for love and a divorced L.A. chef who buys a food truck (his ex-wife is played by Sofia Vergara), plus documentaries on transgender youth in Puerto Rico, Diego Maradona, and the Argentinian pretty-boy boxer Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez.

Three of the Latin American filmmakers featured at this year’s fest crafted multi-layered stories that focus on young people’s perspectives, weaving in musical themes in unexpected ways. The three directors were interviewed together:

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Venezuelan director Mariana Rondón tells the story of a Venezuelan kid who’s obsessed with having straight hair in Pelo Malo.

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American director Josef Wladyka is at the fest with his first film, Manos Sucias, about a naive Afro-Colombian teen who gets caught up in drug smuggling.


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Mexican director Alonso Ruizpalacios brings us a black-and-white ode to slackers set during a Mexico City student strike, Güeros.

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George Clooney and Steve Wynn fight over George's "longtime friend", Barack Obama



Hotel-casino developer Steve Wynn and actor George Clooney offered vastly different accounts Tuesday of a dinner that ended in verbal fireworks.

Wynn said Clooney “got drunk” from downing tequila shots and stormed off after delivering an F-bomb.

The two-time Oscar winner issued the following statement in an email sent through his publicist: “There were nine people at that table ... so you can ask them. ... Steve likes to go on rants.

“He called the president an asshole ... that is a fact ... I said the President was my longtime friend and then he said ‘your friend is an asshole.’ ... At that point I told Steve that HE was an asshole and I wasn’t going to sit at his table while he was being such a jackass.

“And I walked out. There were obviously quite a few more adjectives and adverbs used by both of us. Those are all the facts. It had nothing to do with politics and everything to do with character.”


The incident occurred two weeks ago at Botero restaurant, inside Wynn’s Encore hotel.

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Miley Cyrus Leaves Hospital! Singer "Feeling Much Better" Ahead of European Tour Next Week

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Miley Cyrus has finally left the hospital!

After being hospitalized more than a week ago for an "absolutely horrible reaction" to medication to treat the flu a sinus infection , the 21-year-old pop star has finally been released from her hospital bed, E! News confirms.

"She is feeling much better and Europe [tour] is still on," a source close to the "Wrecking Ball" singer tells E!. We're not sure where Miley currently is, but she is in the States (we're hopeful she's resting up at home in L.A.!).

Earlier this week, E! News confirmed that Miley was still in the hospital, but no longer staying in Kansas City, where she was originally hospitalized on Apr. 15.

While Miley's illness caused her to postpone the rest of her U.S. Bangerz tour dates last week, the European leg of her tour is still on! Miley is set to leave for Europe sometime next week. Her first show is Friday, May 2 in Amsterdam followed by stops in Belgium, the U.K., Ireland, France and more. In total, Miley has 18 concerts across the pond.

Miley will then make up her six rescheduled U.S. shows in August.

Glad to hear she's finally feeling better!

—Reporting by Ken Baker

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The Newest Horror Film - Television Adaptation: Friday the 13th


While Platinum Dunes works out their remake for 2015, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Crystal Lake Entertainment have set a deal to produce a new hourlong dramatic series based upon the characters and settings of Friday The 13th, Deadline reports.

Sean S. Cunningham, who helmed the 1980 original, will be executive producer along with EFO Films principals Randall Emmett & George Furla, Mark Canton of Atmosphere Entertainment MM, Steve B. Harris of Diversion3 Entertainment, and Ted Fox of Fox Entertainment. Also producing is Horror Inc. president Robert Barsamian, who produced the features.

Bill Basso (Terminator) and Jordu Schell (Avatar) have been set to script “a storyline that re-imagines Jason in multiple time periods.”

The original was set at a summer camp, closed because of the drowning of an unattended child. Promiscuous counselors tried to re-open the place, but they began dying. Jason actually took root as the indestructible villain in the second film, with his signature hockey goalie mask. “The series is contemporary, focusing on the eclectic characters of Crystal Lake who are forced to confront the return of the killer, as new secrets about his wacky family are revealed.”

Roy Knyrim (Gods and Monsters) of SOTA FX will coordinate the special make-up effects for the series.

“Jason Voorhees is synonymous with the genre and we plan to build on this legacy with a provocative and compelling take that expands upon the storylines that have already thrilled millions worldwide,” explained Cunningham. Said Barsamian: “Expect the show to take viewers in some exciting new directions that we’re confident will not only excite existing fans of Friday The 13th but also attract new audiences to the situations and characters that inhabit the small town of Crystal Lake.”

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NFL cheerleaders are putting down their pom-poms and demanding a better deal.





In 2014, the cheerleaders revolted. This January, rookie NFL cheerleader Lacy T. kicked things off when she filed a class action lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders, alleging that the team fails to pay its Raiderettes minimum wage, withholds their pay until the end of the season, imposes illegal fines for minor infractions (like gaining 5 pounds), and forces cheerleaders to pay their own business expenses (everything from false eyelashes to monthly salon visits).


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Bachelorette Contestant Dies After Paragliding Accident

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Eric Hill, the Bachelorette contestant who was severely injured in a paragliding accident on Sunday, April 20, has died, his sister Karen Tracy shared via Facebook on Wednesday, April 23.
"Eric shared his final journey with us this morning as all his immediate family were able to be at his side when he passed away," she wrote after his death. "Thank you to all of your love and support and prayers and fasting. It was amazing to be with so many of his friends and family yesterday in the hospital who came to express their love for Eric."

"He gave us such a gift of a life fully lived and fully shared, and allowed us all to be a part of his last adventure here on earth," she continued. "It is hard to think of life without his bright spark, but we know he is on to new adventures. We look forward to carrying on his legacy here and greeting him joyfully again someday. I love you so much, little brother!"

Hill, one of Andi Dorfman's potential suitors on the upcoming season of ABC's reality series, was hospitalized in critical condition after part of his parachute collapsed while he was paragliding in Utah on Sunday. A rescue team was called to the scene, and he was transported by helicopter to a local hospital, where he remained in a medically induced coma until Wednesday. The accident occurred post-Bachelorette; he had apparently already been eliminated from the show.

Prior to joining The Bachelorette, Hill had been on a quest to visit every United Nations-recognized country in the world in just 1,200 days. He had been documenting his journey on his website, GO With Eric: The Global Odyssey, and had visited more than 50 countries in his first year of traveling.

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Novak Djokovic announces fiancee Jelena Ristic is pregnant

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You've been with me through many tough and good times in my career. I've been blessed to travel the world, play the most beautiful sport that brings me a lot of excitement and joy; i am happy, loved and healthy. Jelena and I are truly blessed to soon become parents! My love is pregnant!


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Former world number one Novak Djokovic has announced that his fiancee Jelena Ristic is pregnant with the couple's first child.

The pair, who have been in a relationship for more than eight years, confirmed their engagement in September last year.

The Serbian has taken to social networking website Twitter to reveal that the couple will become parents "soon".





The news comes after Djokovic was beaten by Roger Federer in last week's Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals.

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MTV commissionned a pilot for an American remake of My Mad Fat Diary




Film and TV script writer Tom Bidwell is jetting off to America this summer, to work on the US version of a hit drama he has penned for the past couple of years.

Channel 4’s My Mad Fat Diary is an adaptation of a real diary from an obese 16-year-old girl who lives in Australia, and Tom says writing the script helped him overcome some traumatic experiences from his own teenage years.

The news that MTV has commissioned a pilot for an American version of the show is even more exciting, as it coincides with an announcement that the UK series has been nominated for a BAFTA (British Academy Film and Television Award).

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I don't get the rush to do an American remake at all. I made a post in February about a possible remake and now they are already planning to film it.
Now I'm not sure we'll get a third season since he'll be the lead writer and showrunner for this remake.
I'm sure it'll we be like Skins US and The inbetweeners US : a disaster  :(

Chloe Howl: 'Miley is teaching girls that wearing nothing whilst touching yourself gets you famous'

Chloe Howl is having a bit of a moment right now. From a few hit singles under her belt and a debut album coming out this year, to being nominated for the BRITs Critic’s Choice Award in January, it’s been a great couple of years for the 19-year-old singer/songwriter. Even though she missed out on the award to Sam Smith, her candid songwriting style, which perfectly taps into the life of a teenager, and her unique pop style have seen her gain some serious fandom.


With a new single ‘Rumour’ just out and another on the way and a slot at one of the summer’s first festivals, Live At Leads, we caught up with her to talk about how she got started in the industry, dealing with bitchiness at school and navigating around a she-pee at festivals.

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Austin Mahone STEAMED that Selena Gomez unfollowed him on Instagram!!!!

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Austin Mahone isn’t too thrilled that he has one less follower on Instagram.
In case you haven’t heard, Selena Gomez decided to toss out all of her friends on the photo-sharing service. Unfortunately for Mahone, he was among the handful of famous faces who didn’t make the cut. Austin was apparently quite irritated by the situation, a fact that recently bubbled to the surface during an interview.
According to J-14, Austin Mahone wasn’t at all happy that his rumored love interest decided to ditch him on Instagram. In fact, the “Mmm Yeah” singer was more than a little heated that Selena kicked him to the social media curb.
“I was like, ‘I wonder if Selena’s still following me,’ so I looked and then I saw she was following zero people, so I was like, ‘Alright, I see how it is,’” Austin Mahone exclusively told the website.
To be perfectly fair, Mahone wasn’t the only celebrity who received the proverbial boot. The Inquisitr previously reported that Gomez also unfollowed Vanessa Hudgens, Reese Witherspoon and Ashley Benson. She cut loose Kylie and Kendall Jenner as well, which knocked the people she officially follows down to zero.
Austin Mahone’s anger towards Selena Gomez may have something to do with their rumored relationship. The “Banga Banga” singer and the Spring Breakers star reportedly spent some time together earlier this year, though both parties shot down these rumors before they spiraled completely out of control.
“[Mahone and Gomez] had just gotten off of Space Mountain and were heading towards the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage. The group was having fun, laughing and dancing a bit,” an anonymous source said about their trip to a certain Disney theme park.

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How Male Superheroes Got Jacked: A Gif Investigation

The opening scene of Captain America: Winter Soldier features a pore-less Chris Evans running laps around a very-fit-in-his-own-right Anthony Mackie. The crew stuck Evans in a constricting Under Armour shirt, highlighting the monumental difference between these two men's physiques as the shirt struggled to hold all of Evans's impressive muscles in the right place.

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Bigger, faster, stronger — there is an arms race [haha, get it?] for Hollywood's A-List actors to become more sinewy and more muscular than the heroes before them. "[O]bjectification makes no gender distinctions: Male actors' bare asses are more likely to be shot in sex scenes; their vacation guts and poolside man boobs are as likely to command a sneering full-page photo in a celebrity weekly's worst-bodies feature, or go viral as a source of Web ridicule," writes Logan Hill in the May issue of Men's Journal [lol sure bro]. We are at a point of no return, Hill argues, when it comes to actors' bodies.

"A mere six-pack doesn't cut it in Hollywood anymore. Today's male stars need 5 percent body fat, massive pecs, and the much-coveted inguinal crease – regardless of what it takes to get there," Hill writes.

Googling "inguinal crease" is a great way to induce a panic attack and/or body dysmorphia. But Hill has a point. I went through the completely painful task of looking at few popular superheroes (an exception was made for James Bond) from back in the day and now and compared the results:

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Ray Fisher Cast as Cyborg in Batman vs. Superman



Ray Fisher, primarily a stage actor, has joined the cast of Zack Snyder's Batman vs. Superman in the role of Victor Stone, aka Cyborg. Variety has the news, reporting that the role is not a significant one, but one that paves the way for future big screen appearances by the Justice Leaguer.

Cyborg made his first appearance in 1980's "DC Comics Presents" #26. In the "New 52" continuity, he's a high school athlete who, after getting caught in a S.T.A.R. Labs explosion, is given powerful bionic abilities that lead to him becoming a founding member of the Justice League.

Fans might recall Fisher's name from recent casting rumors surrounding J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. There is still no confirmation or denial as to whether or not Fisher may be joining that franchise as well.

Fisher joins an all star cast for the expected DC film coming May 6, 2016.

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Natalie Portman's Trouble Ridden Western Getting Dumped in February



Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company have set Feb. 20 as the U.S. release date for Natalie Portman’s indie Western “Jane Got a Gun.”

It’s the first title to land on the date.

“Jane” had originally been dated for Aug. 29, but was pulled from that date two weeks ago when Relativity decided to slot Pierce Brosnan’s “November Man” for Aug. 27.

Portman stars a woman who asks an ex-lover, portrayed by Joel Edgerton, for help to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him. Noah Emmerich plays the husband and Ewan McGregor portrays the gang leader.

Relativity and TWC acquired “Jane” last year at Cannes. Gavin O’Connor directed, replacing Lynne Ramsay as director just before shooting was to start in New Mexico.

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Justin Bieber Detained at LAX, Not Allowed In the United States



Justin Bieber was detained at LAX Airport after arriving on a flight from Asia on Thursday afternoon (April 24) in Los Angeles.

The 20-year-old singer has been getting questioned by U.S. Immigration officials for the last two hours inside the airport’s Tom Bradley International Terminal, according to E! News.

Justin‘s bodyguards and entourage have been waiting around for him outside while he has been in the questioning room.

This new development comes a week after the White House responded to a petition to have Justin deported from the country. The letter was in response to the singer’s arrest for DUI in Miami back in January. source


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Taco Bell develops new fast-casual taco concept



Taco Bell Corp. is launching a new fast-casual taco concept designed to capture diners who are not likely to step foot in a Taco Bell.


Named U.S. Taco Co. and Urban Taproom, the new concept is scheduled to open in Huntington Beach, Calif., this summer offering a simple lineup of 10 premium tacos, thick-cut fries and shakes. Future locations will also include a menu of craft beer and wine.

Designed by an “intrepreneurial” team of young Taco Bell executives in a “secret war room” at the chain’s Irvine, Calif.-based headquarters, the new concept is nothing like the mothership brand — except that tacos are on the menu. There will be no fried shells dusted in Doritos flavors, no burritos, no “quesarito” hybrids or anything that looks like a Crunchwrap Supreme, and no drive-thrus.
And rather than going for an authentic Mexican theme, the new concept will tap regional American flavors, offering a playful menu of premium tacos in the fusion style of food trucks or the contemporary taquerias of Dallas or San Francisco’s Mission district.

“Taco Bell is Mexican inspired. U.S. Taco is American inspired,” said Greg Creed, Taco Bell’s chief executive, who is largely credited with piloting a dramatic turnaround for the quick-service chain over the past two years.
Creed said U.S. Taco Co. was born of a segmentation study conducted on Taco Bell that revealed a fairly large demographic that was not likely to use quick-service restaurants at all. Rather than spend millions trying to lure those potential diners into Taco Bell, Creed’s team decided to design a new concept that would appeal to that demographic, which includes an eclectic mix of generally higher-income foodies who are “edgy in how they live their lives but not necessarily in how they eat,” he said.
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"Walking on Sunshine" Official Trailer



Set to the music of popular hit songs from the 1980s. A beautiful coastal village, present day Italy. After a whirlwind romance, Maddie (Annabel Scholey) is preparing to marry gorgeous Italian Raf (Giulio Berruti), and has invited her sister Taylor (Hannah Arterton) to the wedding. Unbeknownst to Maddie, however, Raf is Taylor’s ex-holiday flame, and the love of her life. Leona Lewis is there too.
This romantic comedy/musical will come out in the UK on June 27, 2014.

Fun fact: Kylie Minogue and Gemma Arterton were originally attached to the project.

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I don't really have any desire to see this movie but Hannah is Gemma's sister so I might check it out.

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For your #ScandalThursday withdrawal ...

KERRY WASHINGTON FOR TIME'S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE.

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The actor who projects strength amid scandal

Occasionally in American pop culture, an icon emerges who captivates us and provides a vivid snapshot of who we are and the changing times in which we live. In her role as Olivia Pope, Scandal’s unflappable political fixer, Kerry Washington has used her grace and vibrant magnetism to transcend age, race and gender, and to provide a new mainstream media lens through which to view modern womanhood and professional excellence.

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'Parks and Recreation' finale TONIGHT: Amy Poehler & Co. give two minutes of teases

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Tonight on Parks and Recreation, a concert will be staged, a decision will be made, and a First Lady will be portrayed (by herself). The season 6 finale, titled “Moving Up” (NBC, 8 p.m. ET), is a double-sized episode that doesn’t skimp on guest stars or plot twists. “It was like being at Lollapalooza… for nerds,” Adam Scott tells EW. Raves Chris Pratt: “They were able to write an episode that leaves us in a place that is going to be really, really insane to pick up from… and fun… Totally different. And new and exciting.”

Click on the video to watch the Parks cast offer up their best finale teases — some of them cryptic and perhaps, a few of them not entirely factual.

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WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO SEE IN THE FINALE TONIGHT??

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Nicki Minaj Sounds Off on the Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion Brawl: "I Wouldn't Have Sat There"

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Even Nicki Minaj has an opinion about the Real Housewives of Atlanta's violent reunion! After Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore got into a brawl during the Bravo reality TV series' reunion taping -- as witnessed in the footage which aired last Sunday -- Minaj reflected on the incident during a sit-down interview with Lance Bass.

"Let me say this," Minaj told the Entertainment Tonight correspondent. "You know what? Being that I do love Kenya," the singer said with a smile, "If it was someone else, and not Kenya I would've said, 'Oh, she got what was coming to her.' She definitely provoked Porsha." (Williams, 31, has since been booked and released on a simple battery charge.)
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Empire Magazine Covers Marvel Cinematic Universe



Joss Whedon Says AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Titular Villain Is 'Strange, Funny, And Unexpected'

"I fiercely dislike the idea of just throwing in more people for the sake of doing that," said Avengers: Age of Ultron writer-director Joss Whedon in the latest issue of Empire mag. "But last time I had all of Earth's Mightiest Heroes versus one British character actor, and I needed more conflict. I'm having a blast with Ultron. He's not a creature of logic - he's a robot who's genuinely disturbed. We're finding out what makes him menacing and at the same time endearing and funny and strange and unexpected, and everything a robot never is."

Joss Whedon then went on to discuss how the United Kingdom (where Marvel recently announced Avengers: Age of Ultron will typically  get an earlier release April 24, 2015, ahead of the U.S.) is being utilized for filming of the anticipated Marvel sequel's production. "The number of different looks and textures and moods we're getting from the British locations is stupid awesome," he said. "Because this, palette-wise, is very different. I'm trying to make a different film. Because why would you make one movie twice? That seems weird." What do you think?

The Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, with Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, and James Spader. The film is set for release on May 1, 2015.
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Empire Magazine also covered Macbeth, Crimson Peak,Sin City,Jurassic World, Dumb and Dumber, World of Warcraft and such if you haven't seen them yet (x)

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Marilyn Manson haunts new 'Salem' opening credits

The folks behind Salem have turned to a very logical person to provide a creepy song for their witch drama: Marilyn Manson. (Sure, Stevie Nicks wouldn’t have a bad choice either, but then again, she’s aligned with a different coven, American Horror Story.) The shock rocker’s new tune “Cupid Carries a Gun” can be heard this Sunday as part of the new opening titles for WGN America’s 17th-century-set drama about the Salem witch trials.

“Cupid Carries a Gun” was the final track finished for Manson’s new album, and Salem composer Tyler Bates, who worked on the album with Manson and co-wrote the song, thought it was a fit for the show, which premiered last weekend. Apparently, the singer agreed. “The occult and witchcraft is so often used in cinema with a heinous disregard for even researching its origins,” says Manson. “However, I liked the themes of Salem. It looks at the witch trials without being cliche like most modern films.”

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Fleet Foxes Update: Robin Pecknold’s Going To College, Working On New Music






For anyone else who may have been wondering lately, “What the heck happened to Fleet Foxes?” we’ve got an answer for you. In an udpdate on the band’s Facebook page today, frontman Robin Pecknold explained to fans that he actually moved to New York a while back and enrolled at Columbia University as an undergrad. He also explains that he has been working on new music and that he’s excited for what comes next. Read the entire post below.



For anyone who’s curious, this is a short Fleet Foxes update – been a while! So, after the last round of touring, I decided to go back to school. I never got an undergraduate degree, and this felt like the right time to both see what that was about and to try something new after a while in the touring / recording lifestyle. I moved to New York and enrolled at Columbia, and I’ve mostly been doing that, but I’m working on songs and excited for whatever happens next musically, even if it’s down the line. Hope all is well out there.

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Robin


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Come back to us, my poetic bearded prince  ;____;
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Meet The Woman (Besides Tatiana Maslany) Who Plays Every Single "Orphan Black" Clone



Tatiana Maslany’s astounding portrayal of 11 incredibly diverse clones on BBC America’s Orphan Black has turned her into one of the most talked about actors — and there is one person the 28-year-old consistently cites for helping her bring this award-winning role to life: Kathryn Alexandre.

“I could cry thinking about her,” Maslany said of Alexandre, her Orphan Black clone double, during a Screen Actors Guild Foundation interview. “She’s so amazing. She memorizes all of the lines, all of my blocking, all of her blocking, my mannerisms, my impulses; she, somehow, memorizes all of that and gives it back to me with a performance I can play off of.”

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The Katie Holmes Career Reinvention Begins



With all the tabloid noise about her courtship with Tom Cruise, her marriage to Tom Cruise, her divorce from Tom Cruise, and the child she shares with Tom Cruise, it’s easy to forget that Katie Holmes is, y’know, an actress. With a career of her own and presumably ambitions that have nothing to do with an old relationship. In the past, she’s shown signs of that commitment with two mildly received runs on Broadway, but beyond that she’s mostly starred in some forgettable movies (The Romantics, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark) that haven’t done much to expand on the early glimmers of promise she showed in Wonder Boys and Pieces of April. Can this career be revived?
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Kate Beckinsale on set of her new movie 'Absolutely Anything' on 4/23/2014:

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Kate Beckinsale on set of 'Absolutely Anything' on 4/22/2014:
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Emmy Rossum out and about on 4/22/2014:


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Emmy Rossum at charity fundraiser on 4/24/2014:
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Mia Wasikowska on set of 'Crimson Peak' on 4/23/2014:

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the week of ☆Jennifer Lawrence☆ candids continues!

☆Jennifer Lawrence☆ & her hanger-on dress up for dinner in London with Tom Ford!



☆Jennifer Lawrence☆ gets all dolled up to go out for dinner with her boyfriend Nicholas Hoult at the Chilton Firehouse restaurant and bar on Thursday evening (April 24) in the Marylebone area of London, England.

The 23-year-old actress was seen leaving the restaurant accompanied by designer/filmmaker Tom Ford while Nicholas trailed behind them.

If you didn’t know, Tom directed Nicholas in the film A Single Man back in 2009.
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Poorsha, Bride of Patricia & Manlow fired from Atlanta Housewives







MediaTakeOut.com just got word - that there is about to be a BLOODBATH among the cast of the Atlanta Housewives - with 3 HOUSEWIVES GETTING THE AXE!!! This is not RUMOR either guys . . . this is FACTS!!!

According to our Bravo snitch, the producers are looking to "shake up" the cast. While they were generally HAPPY with the ratings this year . . . the producers feel that they want "real drama" among the Housewives, and not manufactured storylines. So they're looking to bring in NEW WOMEN - who have REAL LIFE DRAMA in their lives.

So who is staying - NeNe, Phaedra, and Kandi. The producers feel that NeNe is the FOUNDATION of the show, and they are NOT letting her go. The second most popular cast member is Kandi - she just rubs everyone the right way - and she's genuinely LIKED by everyone. Phaedra is a lock too - given the LEGAL ISSUES that her family is going to be facing in coming months.

So who is OUT - Cynthia and Porsha are OUT. According to our insider, contracts went out early this week, and neither Cynthia NOR Porsha got one. Also OUT is Marlo. The reunion "fight" really got those WHITE FOLKS OVER THERE SHOOK. One insider told MediaTakeOut.com that any person that they believe has "the propensity for violence" is out.

Now what about Kenya? Well she's IN. According to a MediaTakeOut.com TOP SNITCH, Kenya received her contract this week.

So the CONTRACT HOLDING housewives are NeNe, Kandi, Phaedra, and Kenya . . . and the ones getting the AXE are Cynthia and Porsha and sorta housewife MARLO.




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fakedra is only staying so she can be exploited like theresa, dumbass... fire her, bring back wig & big nose sheree and manlow and cast 2 new girls
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Captain America Winter Soldier crosses $400m int'l, RISE VFX Company Showcases Work; DOP To Return



Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier has reached $401.5m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International.

The film has opened in all its markets and crossed the $100m threshold in China on April 22. The worldwide tally factoring in $205.3m from North America stands at $606.8m.

Winter Soldier has amassed more than $28m in both the UK and South Korea, which trail China as the next biggest markets.

Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel Jackson and Robert Redford star.

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Calling all Winter's Children! We are planning a Captain America: The First Avenger livestream sometime next week/weekend(you know what? how about just sometime in the foreseeable future), let us know what time works for you so we can set up a date! and not be late to it like Steve
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Lea's songwriter Sia forgets that interviews don't always translate well through text



Lea Michele received some help from singer-songwriter Sia for songs on her new album Louder, and now the artist is opening up about the songwriting process.

“Maybe it was because I have a dead boyfriend, too,” Sia told The New York Times about her connection with Lea. “Maybe I have some shame around it. Maybe I’m embarrassed because I’m writing something so cheesy. Then something like that experience will happen, and I’ll realize maybe I’m not as stupid as I thought — and maybe people aren’t as stupid as I think. It occurs to me that there is value to what I do.”

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Peter Jackson renames Hobbit 3 to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Our journey to make The Hobbit Trilogy has been in some ways like Bilbo's own, with hidden paths revealing their secrets to us as we've gone along. “There and Back Again” felt like the right name for the second of a two film telling of the quest to reclaim Erebor, when Bilbo’s arrival there, and departure, were both contained within the second film. But with three movies, it suddenly felt misplaced—after all, Bilbo has already arrived “there” in the "Desolation of Smaug".

When we did the premiere trip late last year, I had a quiet conversation with the studio about the idea of revisiting the title. We decided to keep an open mind until a cut of the film was ready to look at. We reached that point last week, and after viewing the movie, we all agreed there is now one title that feels completely appropriate.

And so: "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" it is.

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haters gonna hate, can't wait to watch TBotFA and DoS extended edition

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Time's 100 Most Influential People: Matthew McCona-SLAY






The most surprising actor in Hollywood

By Richard Linklater

Matthew McConaughey had a very rural upbringing, didn’t see a lot of movies or watch much TV, wasn’t a child actor or star of the school play, and actor or artist sure wasn’t a career-day option in the East Texas he grew up in. What he was doing, however, was observing everyone around him, a character himself among crazy, colorful characters. Matthew loves people—simple as that. His goal is to connect, to translate, to listen, to be heard, to ascend one more step in this work in progress called life.

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Kids from horror films: where the hell are they now?

"The good news is, you're going to be star in a movie! The bad news is, the movie is so terrifying that you're not allowed to watch it for a decade."

This must have been, pretty much, the conversation all of these child actors had with their parents. But star in them they did and each of them did an incredible job of scaring the sweet bejeezus out of us.

Join us as we find out where the horror film kids of yesteryear are these days.


HALEY JOEL OSMENT (COLE SEAR, THE SIXTH SENSE)

In The Sixth Sense, Pay It Forward and A.I., Haley Joel Osment demonstrated a dynamic range of acting well beyond his years. Unfortunately, when puberty struck, he fell from favour, his only moment of note in the last last decade being when he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, in 2006. However, things appear to be well and truly on the up. In January he appeared in The Spoils of Babylon a comedy miniseries starring Tobey Maguire, Kristen Wiig, Tim Robbins, Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer, Michael Sheen, and Will Ferrell. He also appears in the upcoming film Tusk, a Kevin Smith horror about a walrus. Yeah, we did the same perplexed face you're doing now.

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Queen Mariah covers Billboard magazine



This Is My Life Since I Last Left Off

After waiting five years between albums, Mariah Carey finally explains the personal struggle behind her all-at-once digital release, from that Idol debacle ('bamboozled') to a need for 'uplifting' music: 'It's all been a blur'

Item: BLI-5/03/2014 Issue Date: 5/03/2014

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Producer Big Jim Wright briefly responded to fans' questions regarding Mariah's new album on Twitter:

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Here's the secret, @MariahCarey album is a work of true artistry. I'm blessed to play a part on her musical stamp on history.

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 I love @MariahCarey as much as you lambs do.

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411 on Kimye Royal Wedding


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are spending £200,000 ($391,075) on a temporary balcony at their wedding venue.

The couple - who have 10-month-old daughter North together - are expected to tie the knot at France's Chateau Louis XIV next month and are keen to replicate the first public kiss between Prince William and Duchess Catherine after they married three years ago, so will have the outdoor gallery constructed to embrace on outside in front of fans.

A source said: "Architects have quoted £200,000 ($391,075) to build a temporary balcony.

"Kim has fallen in love with the place."

Meanwhile, Kanye has been planning further celebrations, including the wedding rehearsal dinner and cocktails the night before their nuptials, and is in negotiations to exclusively hire both the Eiffel Tower's restaurants, 58 Tour Eiffel and Le Jules Verne, as well its conference room.

And when it comes to drinks, the rapper has ordered £18,000 ($35,196) bottles of bespoke vintage champagne, £15,000 ($29,330) bottles of pinot noir red wine and even a Hennessey Beaute du Siecle cognac, which, at £120,000 ($234,645) per bottle, is the most expensive in the world.

The source added:" They want to give their guests a real taste of Paris. Kanye is also in talks to hold a spectacular fireworks display to rival the lightshow at the London Olympics."

Kim will wear three dresses over the course of their wedding celebrations and has had her final fittings.

The source told Britain's Grazia magazine: "Kim had final fittings, including a dress Kanye has been overseeing the design of at Givenchy."

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Seth Meyers to Host 2014 Emmys



Seth Meyers has been tapped to host NBC’s telecast of the Primetime Emmy Awards on Aug. 25.

NBC and the Television Academy have also set kudocast vet Don Mischer as exec producer of the live broadcast originating from downtown L.A.‘s Nokia Theatre.

There was little doubt that the host of this year’s Emmycast would come from NBC’s latenight ranks, given all the changes that NBC implemented this year.

“Seth’s expertise and ease in front of a live audience during his time at ‘SNL,’ as well as his comedic brilliance both as a writer and in front of the camera on ‘SNL’ and ‘Late Night,’ makes him the perfect choice to host the Emmys,” said Paul Telegdy, NBC’s prexy of latenight and alternative programming. “Plus, with Don’s vast experience at putting these type of big productions together, we’ll be in great hands.”

Peacock execs likely concluded that Meyers would get more of a boost from the Emmycast showcase than Fallon, who has been on a strong ratings roll since he took the helm of “The Tonight Show” from Jay Leno in February.

Fallon benefited from the Emmy spotlight when he hosted in 2010, about 18 months after he replaced Conan O’Brien on “Late Night.”

Meyers’ long run at “Saturday Night Live” makes him perfectly suited for awards-show duty. He also hosted ESPN’s Espy Awards in 2010 and 2011.

Mischer is an Emmy mainstay who most recently steered the 2012 telecast and also has numerous Oscars, Tony, and Olympics telecasts on his resume.

This year’s Emmy telecast falls on the final Monday in August — instead of its usual mid-September berth — because of NBC’s commitments to “Sunday Night Football.” On Wednesday, MTV announced it would mount its annual Video Music Awards bash the night before the Emmys, on Aug. 24, at the Forum in Inglewood.

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Lord Jamar Defends Snoop Dogg Fan Pictured In Blackface, "they straight up worship some black shit"


Lord Jamar not sure if he would have been offended by a Korean person dressed in Blackface.

Brand Nubian rapper Lord Jamar was questioned by Vlad TV about a Korean man who was pictured in blackface in a photograph with Snoop Dogg, which went viral at the top of this year. While addressing the picture, Jamar first informed those watching that with his travel overseas he’s noticed that people in Asia “worship” black culture.

He then went on to state that because of their infatuation with black culture, the man who was dressed in blackface may have been paying tribute to black culture rather than mocking it.

“From going overseas and shit like that, I happen to know that Asian people—I mean, I’ve never been in Korea, but I’ve been to Japan. And I know they straight up worship some black shit,” Lord Jamar said. “So, when I see an Asian do something like that I honestly feel in my mind that it’s more out of reverence. And trying to actually salute in a way. Rather than a mockery and some sort of—as if a white person here in America did. You understand? Their whole history with it is totally different…They really might have dressed up thinking they were going to impress Snoop with that.”

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Madonna outrages fans as she uses the term 'gay' as an insult

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She’s one of the world’s best-known gay icons but it seems Madonna outraged a huge chunk of her fans playing a game online on Tuesday.

The 55-year-old was taking part in a word association game with entertainment site Buzzfeed when she was asked how she felt about kale - one of the healthiest vegetables around.

The star wrote ‘gay’ to describe her feelings toward the cabbage-like product – outraging many fans with her flippant use of the word as an insult.

Madonna previously blasted Putin for his ‘blatant intolerance of gay rights’, and revealed she had received death threats after performing in Russia in 2012.

But it seems her fight for gay rights slipped her mind when she dismissively used the word to describe a vegetable.

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