May 6th, 2014

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First Openly Gay Basketball Player Derrick Gordon Dating FORTY-SEVEN year old CSI Star



Derrick Gordon -- the first openly gay men's college basketball player -- apparently has himself a famous boyfriend ... "CSI" actor Gerald McCullouch.
The two arrived to the GLAAD media awards in NYC this weekend -- 47-year-old Gerald was Derrick's date for the evening ... and MediaTakeOut has a photo of the two kissing on the red carpet.

Gordon -- who only went public about his sexuality last month -- was honored at the event ... and afterward wrote, "22 years old now...4 years ago I wouldnt have never imagine my life changing so much and being at the GLAAD AWARDS...IM TRULY BLESSED!!!!"

As for Gerald, he was on "CSI" for years playing the role of Bobby Dawson ... and he's also been a part of several gay-themed movies including "Bear City" and Bear City 2" ... about big hair gay dudes.

Congrats!

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Beyoncé Loses Ring at Met Gala, Jay Z Finds It and Stages a Mock Proposal

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They saved the best for last!

Beyoncé and Jay Z were the final stars to walk the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City Monday, and the power couple made it worth photographers' while. The "XO" singer, 32, and the "Holy Grail" rapper, 44, looked picture perfect in complementary Givenchy Haute Couture looks.

At one point, one of Beyoncé's Lorraine Schwartz rings slid off her finger and fell onto the ground. Fortunately, her husband of six years located the lost jewelry—but instead of merely handing it back to her, he decided to stage a mock proposal for the cameras. Lowering himself to a bent position, Jay Z took his wife's hand in his and slipped the ring back into place. To no one's surprise, Beyoncé said yes.

Married since Apr. 4, 2008, the "Drunk in Love" collaborators are parents to daughter Blue Ivy Carter, 2.

Next month, Beyoncé and Jay Z will kick off their 16-date On the Run tour. They will travel throughout North America, making stops in Atlanta, Houston, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Seattle and more.

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Julia Roberts and Sally Field Have a Celebrity Curse Off on Jimmy Kimmel



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It was Julia's first time ever doing Kimmel and she was as adorable and charming as ever (first time I've seen Jimmy flirt with a guest so much).
I need my legs to look like that when I'm 46



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The Grand Budapest Hotel Cruise with Wes Anderson, Tilda Swinton


Wes Anderson is redefining "The Life Aquatic" this June with a Grand Budapest Hotel-themed cruise.

The idiosyncratic writer-director will be joined by Budapest actors Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman, as well as frequent writing collaborator Roman Coppola, on June 13th for a seven-day sailing expedition from New York to London.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the unlikely jaunt is a victory lap of sorts for Anderson, in light of Budapest's immense commercial success (earning $133 million worldwide since its March release – the most for an Anderson film).

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Brooke Candy drops "Opulence" EP

Featuring collaborations with Sia and Greg Kurstin (Bird & The Bee), Brooke Candy's "Opulence' EP is released on iTunes today.

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Emerging rapper/singer and viral sensation Brooke Candy is set to release her Opulence EP on May 6th via RCA Records. The Opulence EP features 5 brand new tracks from Candy and was executive produced by her label-mate Sia.

The title and lead-off track was produced by Diplo and written by Brooke Candy, Thomas Pentz, Jordan Safford, Noah Beresin, Sia Furler, Jesse St. John. The track is now available at all digital providers.

The music video for “Opulence” was directed by famed fashion photographer Steven Klein (Lady Gaga, Madonna) and was released last night on VEVO. Fans can view the video here: http://smarturl.it/OpulenceVideo

“Opulence is an exploration of the horror of excessive materialism disguised as beauty in our present age: a visual modern interpretation of the Biblical Golden Calf, in which we are willing to sell out souls and shed our blood for material luxury and false idols,” comments Klein about the video.

"Brooke is pop music's renegade,” says Nicola Formichetti, Fashion Director of Brooke Candy & Creative Director of Diesel. “I find her creative, rebellious energy to be infectious and inspiring."

Candy, who has sparked an overwhelming amount of interest online and created a buzz with her empowering fierce lyrics and visuals, has been tapped by Diesel creative director Nicola Formichetti as one of the faces of Diesel’s 2014 spring accessories campaign. Candy hit the music scene in 2012 co-starring in the music video for Grimes’ hit single "Genesis” and shortly after released her own highly successful viral track “Das Me.”

Candy currently resides in Los Angeles and is in the studio working on her debut album, which is also executive produced by Sia.

Opulence EP Track listing
01. Opulence
02. Pop Rock
03. Bed Squeak
04. Feel Yourself (feat Cory Enemy)
05. Godzillionaire

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Can we please talk about what a jam "Pop Rock" is? Thanks.
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Olsen sisters at Met Gala



Mary-Kate, Ashley, and Elizabeth Olsen all stepped out for the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC on Monday night. We rarely get to see all three gorgeous girls together, so this was definitely a treat! The Olsens posed for photos as they made their way down the red carpet; Mary-Kate and Ashley wore matching dark hues, while younger sister Elizabeth opted for pale blue Miu Miu. It's been a busy few months for all three girls; designers Ashley and Mary-Kate have been hard at work on their dual fragrances for Sephora — they talked up the scents, called Nirvana, in an adorable interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show recently — while Elizabeth is gearing up for the May 16 release of Godzilla, in which she has a starring role.

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MAC Cosmetics x Marge Simpson Collection



HEY MARGE: To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the animated hit show "The Simpsons," MAC Cosmetics plans a limited-edition color collection dedicated to everyone's favorite blue-haired beehived beauty, Marge Simpson. No word yet on the product offerings yet, although the collection is said to be due in September.

MAC has collections from singer Lorde and The Osbournes also slated for this year.

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Considering the recent quality of MAC's collections, this is going to be a hot fucking mess.
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Emma Stone Joins Joaquin Phoenix in Woody Allen’s Next Film



Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix are set to star in Woody Allen’s next pic.

The film is currently untitled, but Allen is expected to write, produce and direct like he has with so many of his other projects.

Plot details are unknown, but sources say the film would likely shoot this July. The film is also without a distributor, but Sony Pictures Classics is a front-runner, as it has distributed this last handful of Allen films.
The cast is slowly starting to come together and expect it to be another grand ensemble. While this will be the first time Allen will have worked with Phoenix, he has been known to become attached to certain stars like Scarlett Johansson and Dianne Wiest. He looks to be doing the same here with Stone, whom he worked with on the upcoming “Magic in the Moonlight.”

Stone is coming off a big weekend at the box office, where her film “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ grossed $91.6 million at the domestic box-office. She is repped by WME and Anonymous Content.
Allen’s last film, “Blue Jasmine,” landed Cate Blanchett a best actress Oscar and Sally Hawkins a supporting actress nomination.

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Yvonne Strahovski on Joining Cast of 24 and the Louie Tickle Shocker

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Yvonne Strahovski just had the best night ever. The "Chuck" alum was in the return of two of the most buzzed-about, critically-acclaimed shows on TV, Fox's "24: Live Another Day" and FX's "Louie."

"Thank god they're not actually happening at the same time, because then I'd have to pick," Strahovski joked to Yahoo TV, noting that while "24" is probably more in her wheelhouse, she was excited to stretch her comedy chops on Louis C.K.'s show. "It was a lot of fun — we had a blast," she said with a laugh.


The "Louie" guest spot made me so happy. How did all of this come about?
It was a big, fat surprise — they called and said, "We'd love you to do the episode," and I quickly agreed because it's fabulous. I haven't even seen the episode, so I'm very excited to see how it turned out and how it ended up being.

No audition?
No, the casting director had actually seen a Broadway play that I was in last year, "Golden Boy," so she thought of me from that, and they called me and that was it.

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Mostly wanted to post this to discuss Louie. How'd you feel about the premiere?
Specifically THAT scene? I'm enjoying it, even though it doesn't feel like a
comedy at this point.
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Another Best Dressed List from the Met Gala

The Met Gala is fashion’s biggest night of the year where people go all out and it’s okay to wear something crazy that wouldn’t work any other day. This year’s theme is Charles James: Beyond Fashion. James was known for his ball gowns, stunning silhouettes, and very formal wear. Here’s a sample of some of James’ most famous designs:

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James St. James Has Dinner with Michael Alig - RUH ROH

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Only out of jail for a few hours and already Michael Alig is surrounded by a posse of club kids once again, but this time around they're all over the internet, blurry and in real time (no more waiting for next month's issue of Project X or Paper Magazine to catch a glimpse). There's Alig pictured above at dinner with Scotto and Astro Erle (who were among those who picked him up at jail) and old pal James St. James, who earlier published a fun open letter to Michael at the WOW Report. Here's an excerpt:



Viral videos, blogs, GIFs, memes - there's a whole world waiting for you online. But the internet is a scary place. Things get weird fast. I suggest dipping your feet in slowly. Gently. Here are a few fun, soothing videos to get you going: David After Dentist, The Prancercize Lady, Charlie Bit Me, Sweet Brown, Two Girls One Cup...

Technology develops at light speed now, you don't want to get left behind. You NEED a smart phone, a computer, a DVR, and a tablet. There are no two ways around this. And be sure to keep up on all the latest upgrades and gadgets. You don't want to be like me. I still have an iphone 4. Its calculator is an abacus. My Grindr only has Pilgrims in my area who want to hook up. It's OLD.

Things we don't need any more: Phone books, dictionaries, maps, and encyclopedias. They're all in your phone. IT'S CRAZY.

Things it takes awhile to get used to not needing anymore: Photographs, books, and newspapers. You'll fight this, but eventually you'll succumb. It's a paperless world now. Adapt or die.



Read it all HERE. Follow along at James St. James's Instagram where he's already proclaimed they're on their way to... grindr.

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Brace yourselves: will.he.stop wants to collaborate with AnnE

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Batten down the hatches and cover your ears: music’s most unholy alliance could be coming to radio waves soon. Will.i.am, arguably the music industry’s most annoying producer, wants to make sweet, sweet music with Anne Hathaway, arguably Hollywood’s most-hated actress. Oh sweet Jesus. A will.i.am and Anne Hathaway song? You can blame Ryan Seacrest.

It all started when Hathaway called in to Seacrest’s radio show yesterday morning to promote her upcoming animated movie, Rio 2 (which I actually want to see — I love a good talking bird flick). At first, the two were just shootin’ the breeze, talking about one of Hathaway’s favorite coffee spots in L.A., but then Seacrest lowered the boom: “Before we get to Rio 2, will.i.am — ­I’m hearing that he’s trying to strike up a little collabo with you.” Hathaway said that she hadn’t talked to her Rio 2 co-star yet, but she was “down” with the idea. “Down.” Somebody hold me.

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BOB’S BURGERS: Loren Bouchard and Kristen Schaal on the Upcoming Soundtrack

BOB’S BURGERS is expanding beyond television.

The wickedly funny Fox animated series will soon be getting its own soundtrack and comic book series, and when BOB’S BURGERS hit up WonderCon, series creator Loren Bouchard and star Kristen Schaal (Louise) talked about what it’ll mean for the show…



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Justin Timberlake says it was Michael Jackson who pushed him to go solo, Lance Bass doesn't recall



Justin Timberlake recently sat down for an intimate interview for OWN's Oprah Presents Master Class, and revealed that it was actually the King of Pop himself -- Michael Jackson -- that pushed him to go solo.

Timberlake recalls writing the 2001 'N Sync hit Gone for Michael, but when his team turned the slow jam down, 'N Sync cut the record instead.

"It was one of those songs where, it felt a little more personal to me, because I had written it for the biggest artist of all time," he smiles. "I guess Michael did hear it, and called me on the phone and said that he wanted to cut the record, but he wanted it to be a duet between himself and I. And I said, 'Well, it's already out, we've already cut the song as an 'N Sync record ... could we do, like, an 'N Sync featuring Michael Jackson, or Michael Jackson featuring 'N Sync?' And he was very absolute about the fact that he wanted it to be a duet between himself and I."

"I think it's the first idea that I ever got about doing something on my own because it was the first time I ever really felt the confidence to do it," he explained.

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Flawless & Feminist Leighton Meester at the MET Gala + ft'd PAPER magazine + new Biotherm commercial

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Leighton is featured in the May 2014 issue of PAPER.


The Bill: Leighton Meester joins James Franco and Chris O'Dowd in the Anna D. Shapiro-directed revival of John Steinbeck's 1937 play Of Mice and Men as a farmer's pretty wife who causes trouble for two inseparable farmhands.
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Being an international beauty icon.


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RHOA's Cynthia Bailey & Miss Lawrence: "Poorsha Needs to Stop Playing the Gay Community!"


"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Porsha Williams' needs to pick one team or the other -- co-star Cynthia Bailey tells us, Porsha's currently playing both sides of the gay community ... condemning them to hell one day, and performing at popular gay clubs the next.

Cynthia's responding to video TMZ posted Monday, showing Porsha preaching at a Georgia church in 2010 about how gays are just like hookers, drug dealers, and suicidal people ... they're ALL sinners who need to be saved.Collapse )

Cynthia called Porsha's pulpit rant disappointing -- telling us, "To put gays and lesbians in the same category as drug dealers, hookers, and people who attempt suicide is ignorant and insensitive. Especially when she just recently profited from performing at a popular gay club in NYC. #flipflop"Collapse )

The token gay from RHOA agrees -- Miss Lawrence tells us, "I think some women use the community as a convenience ... i.e. for gay slang, fan base building, and beauty security. But like always, true character always reveals."

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welp ONTD, Miss Lawrence just read y'all, so...
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Amy Schumer’s Talks About Self Worth



Yesterday we spent some time luxuriating in Gabourey Sidibe’s inspiring words from the Ms. Foundation Gala, where Sidibe taught us all some good lessons in believing in yourself. Turns out that confidence, though? Takes more than one great speech to really sink in. Which is why we’re also grateful to Amy Schumer, who also spoke at the Ms. Gala about her journey to becoming a confident, hilarious, badass lady — and on how it’s not always as cut-and-dry as never feeling crappy about yourself or the world around you.

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Rosemary's Baby Clips & Interviews

NBC has released the first clip from “Rosemary’s Baby”, their four-hour miniseries adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin.



Rosemary Woodhouse (Zoe Saldana), a young wife and would-be mother who, with her husband Guy (Patrick J. Adams), moves into a Paris apartment that has a dark past. After finally getting pregnant, she becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their mysterious neighbors have ulterior motives about the future of her child.

The two-part series is directed by Agnieska Holland and produced by Lionsgate TV. NBC’s “Rosemary’s Baby” miniseries kicks off on Sunday, May 11 (9-11 p.m. ET) and concludes on Thursday, May 15.


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Travi$ Scott "Don't Play" (ft. Big Sean and The 1975)

Houston rapper Travi$ Scott has offered up an interesting juxtaposition on his new single "Don't Play," which sees him working with both Big Sean and Manchester rock act the 1975.

After a sung intro, the song breaks into a radio-ready hip-hop anthem that's at once unique and familiar, pairing a regal harpsichord with some hyperactive trap drums. It's an interesting sonic palette, and one that works well with the rappers' verses.




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Lil Monsters unhappy that Washington concert could take back seat to NBA playoff



The Little Monsters found themselves pitted against the Washington Wizards on Monday, and the results were as surreal as you would imagine.

“I swear y’all better not postpone or cancel the lady gaga concert for a basketball game or you will have riots,” tweeted one Little Monster, as Lady Gaga fans are known, when a possible conflict emerged between a National Basketball Association playoff game and a Gaga show at Verizon Center on May 15.

“I don’t care who you are do not reschedule the Lady Gaga concert it will ruin your reputation trust me,” another fan wrote on Twitter.

“Fans are freaking out about it, cussing about it, screaming about it,” said Mark James, 19, when contacted by telephone. James was scheduled to fly from North Carolina to Washington the day before the concert. “It’s ridiculous.”

The NBA announced Saturday that if the Wizards and Indiana Pacers haven’t settled their best-of-seven second-round series before May 15, Game 6 would be played that night at Verizon Center. This isn’t a regular Washington concern in May; the long-suffering Wizards are in the second round of the NBA playoffs for just the second time since 1982.

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Tonight on Person of Interest: Will Batman Jesus Help Skynet Save the World?

The Machine needs the team’s help to prevent a catastrophic event

“A House Divided” – When an unknown entity prevents The Machine from seeing the full picture of an impending catastrophic event, it sends the team five separate numbers to help them piece together the bigger picture. Meanwhile, Root’s team of hackers arrives in New York (omg yessssss), on Person of Interest, Tuesday, May 6 (10:01-11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Guest stars include John Doman and John Nolan (and some other spoilery ones not in the press release, gathering from the promo. But since Leslie Odom Jr. has tweeted about it, I'll include him too).




No promo pics this week. At least not yet. You know what that means.

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Awwwwww. Poor Reese. Losing Finch again like that. Let's see how long they stay apart this time.

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Seth Gilliam Joins The Walking Dead



Seth Gilliam, who most recently recurred on MTV's "Teen Wolf," becomes the third "Wire" vet to become a series regular on the zombie drama.

AMC's The Walking Dead is adding another Wire alum to its cast.

Seth Gilliam has boarded the zombie drama as a series regular for its upcoming fifth season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The actor, who played Ellis Carver on The Wire for its entire five-season run, becomes the third alum from the acclaimed HBO drama to join the AMC series based on Robert Kirkman's best-selling graphic novels. Chad Coleman (Tyreese) and Larry Gilliard Jr. (Bob) also count The Wire among their credits, and Kirkman is a big fan of the series.


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Once Upon a Time 3x21 "Snow Drifts" / 3x22 "There's No Place Like Home" Press Release / Pictures



"Snow Drifts"/"There's No Place Like Home" - While Mary Margaret and David celebrate the naming of their son at a coronation in Granny's Diner, Emma and Hook are pulled into Zelena's time portal and find themselves in the Enchanted Forest of the past. But in their quest to discover a way back, they must be careful not to change ANYTHING or risk altering the lives of their friends and family -- as well as their very own existence, on the two-hour season finale of "Once Upon a Time," SUNDAY, MAY 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

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get out of here with your captain swan hate ontd. you just wish you could have a sexy irish pirate. time travel shenanigans are always iffy but damn if they don't look adorable...
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Miley Cyrus, Ricky Martin to Perform on Billboard Music Awards

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Jordin Sparks, Kelly Rowland, Pete Wentz and Wiz Khalifa are among the presenters for the May 18 event on ABC.

Miley Cyrus and Ricky Martin have joined the growing list of performers on the upcoming 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The BBMAs will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.

They join previously announced performers including Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, 5 Seconds of Summer, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Derulo, Imagine Dragons, Luke Bryan, John Legend and OneRepublic.

Also announced today was a first batch of presenters for the live show -- a lineup that includes Jordin Sparks, Kelly Rowland, Kendall Jenner, Kevin O’Leary, Mark Cuban, Pete Wentz, and Wiz Khalifa.

Cyrus will be performing remotely from a tour stop in England. The "Wrecking Ball" star is a finalist in eight categories this year, including top artist, top Hot 100 artist and top social artist. Martin is fresh off releasing new song "Vida," off the official soundtrack for the FIFA World Cup.

On Monday it was revealed that Lopez will be the recipient of this year's Icon Award. Meanwhile, voting for the 2014 Milestone Award is ongoing and will continue through the first two hours of the show. To vote for finalists Ellie Goulding, OneRepublic or Carrie Underwood go to billboard.com/milestone.

Yahoo will be streaming this year's red carpet show, hosted by Lance Bass, Jordin Sparks, Ted Stryker and more.

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards is produced by dick clark productions and will be aired by on ABC at 8pm ET. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco join Klein as Producers. For additional information on the 2014 Billboard Music Awards visit us at billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at billboard.com/bbma.

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7 (4) Things Friends Fans Still Argue About Ten Years Later

You said you'd always be there for us! It's in your damn theme song! But you went off the air ten years ago, which means you lied!

Oh, you mean there are Friends reruns on 12 different channels? Fine. You didn't leave us. But you did leave a hole in our heart that no sitcom has been able to fill. Happy Endings had the potential to be that sitcom until ABC decided to yank it from our grasp as well. Thanks for reminding us, Friends!

Well, it's ten years later and there are certain polarizing topics that Friends worshipers like ourselves still argue about. Were they on a break? Did anyone like Joey and Rachel together? And so on. Join in on the argument with these seven things Friends fans still fight over. Pick a side!

1. Were Ross and Rachel on a break?
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The Rundown: After Rachel and Ross get into yet another fight over her work schedule, Rachel suggests "taking a break from us." Ross goes out with the guys, and when he calls Rachel to apologize, he hears her coworker Mark in the background. He then sleeps with the hot copy girl, Chloe, but the morning after Ross and Rachel get back together. When Rachel finds out about what Ross did, he thinks it shouldn't count because they were on a break.

Our Opinion: Whatever Rachel said regarding their current status is irrelevant, and there is no excuse for Ross sleeping with someone else after his lobster suggested taking a break. Not only did he honestly believe Rachel would be hooking up with Mark hours after their fight (she would never), but he kissed Chloe, brought her back to his apartment and had sex with her. At no point during those events did he think he should stop? Ross, you blew it.

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Sergio Ramos has a kid named Sergio Ramos



Hi everyone,

Both my girlfriend, Pilar Rubio, and I, Sergio Ramos, want to share lots of happiness we have with the birth of our son, Sergio Ramos Rubio.

Sergio was born naturally at 7:43 and weighed 3.2 kilograms. Both the child and Pilar are doing well. The arrival of our son fills us with happiness and we are very pleased that everything went perfectly.

We want to thank you in advance for respecting all this great news and your conditional support. Thank you very much for always being with us! Hugs.

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Women Directors and Writers Lose Ground in Indie Film as Numbers Decline

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A new study finds that the number of women writing and directing films shown at festivals last year decreased from 2011-12

Women filmmakers have largely been frozen out of the studio world, and their numbers are now falling in the independent film realm as well.

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ok, this comment is highly grossing me out: It saddens me that in nearly every field of endeavor, someone is counting the numbers of group members involved. It's as if the important thing is accurate group representation, not the ultimate product.
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Music Icon Natalie Merchant Returns With Her First Album Of New Material In 13 Years!

Natalie Merchant is in stores today.


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In the thirteen years since her last album of original songs, Natalie Merchant got married, had a daughter and got divorced. So maybe it's not surprising that the lead single from Natalie Merchant, "Ladybird," has lyrics directed at a woman wondering whether she can fly away from her domestic life. A lilting lullaby for happier times, the song is vintage Merchant, who rose to fame in the Eighties as the lead singer of 10,000 Maniacs. We caught up with Merchant for a conversation about her music and her fondness for the utopian communities of upstate New York.

Why is the album self-titled?
I couldn't come up with a single word or short phrase that summed it up. The only thing that summed up the record was my singing and writing. Also, I had always wanted to call this album The Hunger Banquet, and then The Hunger Games happened. It's not fair! I've had that title for twenty years.

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Michael Jordan: ‘I was racist against all white people’



Basketball legend Michael Jordan says that he considered himself a racist when he was a teenager and was “against all white people.”

The confession comes from a new book, Michael Jordan: The Life, by Ronald Lazenby, which was released overnight.

Jordan said the Ku Klux Klan was dominate in North Carolina where he grew up in the mid-seventies, buying uniforms for sports teams and bibles for schools.

Jordan took up baseball before basketball and was one of only two black children on the team. He says he was often told he was inferior,

Jordan says it was after watching the miniseries Roots, about the suffering of his African American ancestors, that he began to understand more about race relations.

In 1977, he remembers a girl at school calling him a n*****.

“So I threw a soda at her,” he says. “I was really rebelling. I considered myself a racist at the time. Basically, I was against all white people.” was suspended for the incident. During that time it was his mother who convinced him that he could not go through life consumed by racial hatred.


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Miley Cyrus: 'I Didn't Have a Drug Overdose', Plays First Show Since Hospitalization in London

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Miley Cyrus is back with a bang.

The singer, 21, looked healthy and raring to go at a press conference at the O2 arena in London Tuesday as she prepared for the restart of her Bangerz tour.

Crediting vitamins, yoga and honey with getting well again, she says that she "kind of took the natural route" when conventional meds weren't working.

"I'm the poster child for good health," she says, adding she'd been "connected to an IV for the last two weeks. I'm going to go off!"

"You have no idea how ready I am. There is nothing I would rather not do than lay in a bed for two weeks. It was the most miserable two weeks of my life," says Cyrus, dressed in red leather pants, a short denim jacket and black rockabilly shoes.

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RHOA's Apollo Nida Pleads Guilty



Apollo Nida -- husband of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Phaedra Parks -- has pleaded guilty in a massive money fraud scheme ... after allegedly stealing the identities of more than 50 people and laundering more than $2.3 million.

According to the US Attorneys' office, Feds pounced on Nida last year after he and a group of co-conspirators cashed tons of stolen U.S. Treasury checks, and checks from the Delta Airlines pension fund ... then laundered the money through bank accounts in the names of people whose IDs he also stole.

Feds claim Nida bilked even more cash by filing fake tax returns and obtaining bank loans against cars he didn't own.

He pled guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to commit mail, wire, and bank fraud. He'll be sentenced at a later date.

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The sounds of Seinfeld: when cult comedy and music collides

Vampire Weekend singer Ezra Koenig has covered the iconic Seinfeld theme for a game called The Junior Mint. But it's not the first time musicians have paid tribute to the cult sitcom




The iconic Seinfeld "slap bass" – a sound which is in fact played on a keyboard – has been recreated by Vampire Weekend singer Ezra Koenig. The frontman's vocal-only version of the TV sitcom theme will be used, rather bizarrely, in a video game version of the episode The Junior Mint, in which players must pick either Jerry Seinfeld or Kramer to throw mints into a patient's open-surgery wound. You can listen to Koenig's theme here, but understand that if you leave the track on a loop for long enough you will almost certainly loose all sense of sanity.

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Jennifer Lopez And Iggy Azalea Have Done a Song Together



Every year or two an ‘it’ girl comes along that seems to feature on every single hit song around. Keri Hilson, Nicki Minaj, and Sia have all assumed the role at one point or another, and now it’s Iggy Azalea’s turn.

After appearing on records for Rita Ora, Keyshia Cole, and most recently Ariana Grande, Iggy has now added Jennifer Lopez to her growing list of superstar collabs.

Jenny confirmed the good news during an interview with Richmond’s Q94, revealing that Iggy was one of the special guests on her upcoming album, A.K.A.

Hopefully she makes it an official single soon. Her current single, “First Love,” is cute, but there’s no way it’ll have the same chart power that something with Iggy would.

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Pilot Round-Up: Fox & NBC Series Orders



Fox has given a series order to “Red Band Society,” the coming-of-age dramedy, written by Margaret Nagle, about teenagers living in a pediatric wing of a hospital.

The ABC Studios and Amblin Television-produced show stars Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Ciara Bravo, Griffin Gluck, Zoe Levin, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Charlie Rowe and Nolan Sotillo.


Nagle (“Boardwalk Empire”) is exec producing along with Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Sergio Aguero. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (“American Horror Story”) directed the pilot. The show is a remake of the Catalan TV show “Polseres Vermelles.”

“Red Band Society” was previously in development at ABC during the 2012-13 season.

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Richard Ayoade Hosts Reddit AMA



Hello. I'm a writer, director, and then sometimes I'm in shows.

My latest film is called The Double, in theaters & on demand May 9, here's the trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzw0wEcsfxE

And general info: http://www.magpictures.com/thedouble/

Should we start or something? I don't know. Ask me anything. https://twitter.com/MagnoliaPics/status/463795884258390016

Thanks very much everyone - I have to go now and have a protein shake with Bradley Cooper and if it's not mixed properly he'll put me in a choke hold. Hope you're all well and remember that if The Double doesn't sell more tickets than Titanic they take away my family and the bottom row of my teeth.


What year do you recall this picture of you, John Oliver and David Mitchell?
I'd say it would have to be in the first year I was at university because David was in the 3rd year when John and I arrived. So that must have been 1995? Good gravy.

Hi Richard! Big fan of your work (so far!). A yearly ritual for me and my father is watching the Big Fat Quiz of the Year, and you're by far our favourite contestant on there. My question is in relation to that show, when the audience, and celebrity counterparts are laughing at a joke you make, how do you maintain such a straight face, without even a smirk. Any secrets?
I think I last laughed in the mid-90s, as in there's something wrong with me

What was your relationship like with Chris O'dowd on the set of the I.T crowd?
Erotic, intense, salty

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Veronica Mars spinoff Announced by CW Seed

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A Veronica Mars spinoff is to launch on CW Seed, the network's digital-only studio.

The show, titled Play It Again, Dick, will star Ryan Hansen as himself and will follow him trying to get the character he played on Veronica Mars, Dick Casablancas, his own spinoff.

Play It Again, Dick will be co-written and produced by Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas.

Stars from the original series are expected to make guest appearances as themselves on the spinoff.

Play It Again, Dick is set to debut on CW Seed later this summer.

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Roger Federer's Wife Mirka has second set of twins Leo and Lenny







Roger and Mirka met both representing Switzerland in the Sydney Olympics, and married in April 2009. They had their twin girls Myla and Charlene Federer on the 23rd July the same year.

Earlier today Federer pulled out of the Madrid Masters tournament to be with his wife issuing the statement:

I’ve decided to withdraw from Madrid to be with my wife Mirka during these next few exciting weeks for our family. I apologize to my fans and hope to be back in Madrid next year. I’ll be training near my home, and am excited to rejoin the Tour soon!

Federer had recently said he would be willing to miss any tournament, including Roland Garros, to be by his wife's side for the birth.

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Women's and Men's doubles teams.

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Emma Stone's interview for Seventeen Magazine (May 2014)




On dealing with haters…


“Sometimes it's really easy to shrug it off and other times, things have pinched more. I think most of us are like that, right? Someone lobs a snide remark your way, and sometimes you can laugh about it, while other times you can actually feel the sting. I'm actively working hard on learning to appreciate yourself no matter what. If what someone else says can easily derail you, it means your sense of self isn't that firmly established in the first place. It's an inside job. You're beautiful and worthy and totally unique. People insult each other based on their own insecurities—even though it may feel personal, it really never is. Really. Seriously.”


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so hard to stan for her when she says such great things and then turns around and works with woody allen twice smh
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Don Lemon Defends SNL Writer: ‘She’s a Comedian, Not a Civil Rights Worker’

CNN's Don Lemon defended “Saturday Night Live” writer Leslie Jones’ jokes about slavery on “Weekend Update,” saying she “shouldn't have to carry the collective burden of black people on her shoulders.”

He also agreed with Jones that some African-Americans were overreacting.
“Leslie Jones responded by saying that black people were too sensitive sometimes,” he said. “In this case, she is right.”

Jones, who is six feet tall, joked during a routine that “back in the slave days” she would have been more sought after than Lupita Nyong'o. “I would be the number one slave draft pick,” she said.

Some on Twitter said the routine was offensive. Lemon disagreed.
“For almost all of last year, people were on a tear, complaining about diversity, asking where are the sisters on ‘SNL,'” he said. “And now that there are some on there, you complain about her material.”

He said she deserves the same freedom “the rest of the cast has — the freedom to learn. The freedom to grow. The freedom to make mistakes.”
“She shouldn't have to carry the collective burden of all black people on her shoulders. She's a comedian, not a civil rights worker,” he added.
“Leslie Jones, ignore the haters,” he concluded. “The loudest voices on Twitter aren't necessarily the majority. Do your thing. Kick ass and take names.”


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James Franco interviews (and paints) Dane DeHaan for Interview Magazine

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Self-confessed theater geek Dane DeHaan left his hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania, while he was still in high school to study acting at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Television roles (on HBO's In Treatment and True Blood, among others) came quickly, and soon DeHaan was racking up an impressive roster of film credits. In a matter of just four years, he has worked with John Sayles (in the 2010 war saga Amigo), with John Hillcoat (across from Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf in 2012's Lawless), with Steven Spielberg (reciting the Gettysburg Address to the president in 2012's Lincoln), and with Derek Cianfrance (in 2012's The Place Beyond the Pines). In last year's Kill Your Darlings, he played Lucien Carr, a college friend of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, who in 1944 murdered his admirer David Kammerer, and initially had his beatnik buddies help cover it up (Carr ultimately pled guilty to manslaughter and served 18 months at a reformatory).

Now 28, DeHaan again plays a real-life murder suspect (this time, Chris Morgan, a peripheral character in the West Memphis child murders), alongside Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth, in director Atom Egoyan's Devil's Knot, about the West Memphis Three, out this month. He'll also appear in the little drama The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as Peter Parker's nemesis Harry Osborn—a playboy who morphs into the Green Goblin.

And for his next project, the young actor who has made a name playing troubled adolescents takes on his dream role, playing Mister Moody himself, James Dean, in Anton Corbijn's forthcoming Life (opposite Robert Pattinson, who plays photographer Dennis Stock). If this series of roles sounds somewhat familiar, we thought it did too. And so we asked James Franco, who broke out in 2001 as the lead in the TNT movie James Dean and played Osborn in the Tobey Maguire-era Spideys (as well as Allen Ginsberg in Howl, 2010), to give DeHaan a call. Franco, who is presently doing Of Mice and Men on Broadway, rang from Brooklyn to discover that DeHaan, who'd recently flown to New York from Toronto, was only a few blocks away.

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25 (5) Badass Moms Who Are Doing It Right

Great moms are, in many ways, superheroes. They bring us into the world, take care of us, love us and teach us how to be good people.

From big-name stars like Beyonce to everyday heroes like Cheryl Anderson and Angela Cavallo, here are 25 moms who are doing it right.

1. Angelina Jolie
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On the list of badass celebrities, Jolie will always be at the top. She flies planes, rides motorcycles and is covered in tattoos, in addition to being an Oscar-winning movie star with loads of action films under her belt. But she's also a super mom, with three biological children and three adopted children from Vietnam, Cambodia and Ethiopia.

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Christina Aguilera's Jazz Fest concert rider



The former teen pop queen comes with an entertainingly detailed concert rider demanding:

Soy cheese
Flintstones Vitamins
Banana chips
Organic berries
PowerBars
Carnation Instant Breakfast in "Original Malt Flavor"
Bottled water but "NOT EVIAN," and more.

Aguilera also serves as an official ambassador for the World Food Programme (www.wfp.org).

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3 New Clips from "Maps to the Stars"

David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars will be premiering at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival this month as one of two films star[ring] Robert Pattinson will be taking to the Croisette, the other being David Michôd's The Rover as one of the Midnight Selections.

Maps, however, is playing in competition and today three clips have arrived online for the film written by Bruce Wagner (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, State of the Union) as a biting Hollywood satire exploring the demons of our celebrity-obsessed society.

Along with Pattinson the film stars Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Sarah Gadon, Mia Wasikowska, Evan Bird and Olivia Williams and is currently without a domestic release date, which will like depend greatly on the Cannes reaction.

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RadarOnline makes another Brit conservatorship post.


It pays to be relate to Britney Spears. Her dad and co-conservator, Papa Jamie already makes $16,000 for overseeing her affairs, but he recently asked for and was granted additional compensation from the pop star’s lucrative Las Vegas residency, according to court documents obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com.
Citing services Jamie performs for his daughter’s Planet Hollywood spectacle, “Pieces Of Me,”over and above the services he performs as Conservator of the Person and Co-Conservator of the Estate,” the documents noted that “Mr. Spears has been and will be providing primary responsibility for negotiations with regard to all key aspects of the LV Show, global oversight of the LV Show production and logistics, making all final production calls on site.”

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10 (5) Ways Friends Gave You Unrealistic Expectations for Your Twenties



Hint: you won't have that apartment, that job or that many boyfriends. You probably don't have a monkey, and you definitely don't know how to cook.

High-waisted jeans are back in, and people still drink a lot of coffee — but that’s pretty much all our adult lives have in common with the poker-playing, apartment-swapping lives of the characters on Friends.

It’s been ten years since the series finale aired, and for those of us who spent hour upon hour watching the show, it’s still a bummer that our lives aren’t exactly like those of Rachel, Monica, Ross, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey. Adulthood was supposed to be about coordinated New Years’ dances, football games for troll trophies and songs about malodorous felines. Dating was supposed to be fun! (It’s not.)

Here are 10 lies Friends told you (and us) about life in our twenties:

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin Bans Foul Language in Movies, Other Forms of Media



Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Monday that he has signed off on a ban of foul language across a wide array of media, including cinema, events, concerts, literature and theater, according to Russia’s state-run news agency ITAR-Tass.

Much of mat springs from a handful of base words, as David Remnick explains in the New Yorker. The big four are khuy (“cock”), pizda (“cunt”), ebat’ (“to fuck”), and blyad (“whore” or “bitch”)—and those words will be banned from movies, concerts, and theatre performances starting July 1.

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Debra Messing shows off 20 pound weight loss in plunging black cocktail dress for awards luncheon

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Debra Messing has a hot new body and she wants to show it off.

On Monday the 45-year-old actress looked lean in a flirty black cocktail dress with a plunging neckline and knee-length hem as she attended City Of Hope's Spirit Of Life luncheon in New York City.

In April the Will & Grace star told ABC News she had lost 20 pounds by replacing 'crappy foods' such as pizza and french fries with green vegetables.

The redhead was joined at the event, which took place inside The Plaza Hotel, by actress Jane Krakowski and Good Morning America host Amy Robach.

Designers Ken Kaufman and Isaac Franco were also in attendance.

Awards were given to 'women of distinction, women who triumph over life's tribulations whether personal or universal,' according to the City Of Hope website.

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Fabulous in their forties: Messing was joined by Jane Krakowski; they're both 45-years-old

Messing has said she changed her diet three years ago.

'I made a very, very big change [to] the way I approach nutrition,' she explained. 'I think it made a big difference in how I look, or at least how I'm perceived to look.

'I lost like 20 pounds,' she continued. 'It wasn't my intention, that wasn't why I made the change. I made the change because I was just tired all the time. For a long time, I just accepted that was the plight of a working, single mother. You're juggling everyday.'
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Fanboy Jim Beaver keeps the updates coming

I am beyond grateful to have this role in a huge movie. But I am also grateful that in 9 days my beard will no longer look like this (with apologies to the beloved Al St. John):


CRIMSON PEAK, Monday, April 28, Day 16: (These day numbers are MY days on the film. I was off for 7 weeks while everyone else was still shooting, remember. We're somewhere around the 58th shooting day, overall.)

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Lots of words, I know, but interesting behind the scenes info that will surely make us feel closer to the movie.