June 8th, 2014

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Shay Mitchell covers Esquire Philippines



Shay Mitchell is gracing this month’s cover of Esquire Philippines, and she looks beautiful! Donning black lingerie, the Pretty Little Liars star shows some skin in the black-and-white cover. The international magazine dubs her “The Sexiest Woman Alive” — and we couldn’t agree more!

The ultra sexy black and white cover also features quotes from inside the magazine, including one from Shay. “When she talks more about her passions and philosophies, she becomes more fierce, more curt, less polite. It’s very sexy.” Is she chatting about her on-screen counterpart Emily Fields? Because those insights totally apply to the decisive, independent character who has seen such growth over the last four seasons on Pretty Little Liars. Or might she be talking about someone else? There are so many cool, powerful women who fit that description.


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Anorexia 'murdered my wife' says Downton Abbey actor

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Anorexia kills middle aged women and does not just affect teenage girls, says Downton Abbey actor David Robb as he said his wife was “murdered” by the eating disorder.

In his first interview about the suicide of his wife, the actress Briony McRoberts, Robb describes anorexia as a “silent killer” and a condition so “insidious” it can become stronger than relationships.

McRoberts - who became a childhood star, appearing in Scottish drama Take the High Road, The Bill and Eastenders - died after she jumped in front of a train near her home on July 17 last year.

In the months before her death she had been warned by her friend Joanna Lumley, the actress, that she was dying and at risk of organ failure when her weight plummeted to six and a half stone. She was 56 and three weeks away from starting treatment following encouragement by her husband.

“She had a future – she hadn’t written ‘Today’s the day,” Robb, 66, told the Evening Standard.


“She was murdered by anorexia. It isn’t a self-centred teenage disease. It kills people – middle aged women.”


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Chloe Bennet out with Austin Nichols + more

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Chloe Bennet makes casual look cool in distressed jeans and brown booties on Friday (June 6) in Hollywood.

The 22-year-old Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actress strolled hand in hand with her boyfriend Austin Nichols.

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Soccer Aid will only lead to one winner at Old Trafford



Old Trafford has seen many legends, but now isn’t the time for the professionals.

Stars from music, TV and film will unite to play a football match like no other at the famous stadium in aid of UNICEF children’s charity.

As Assistant Manager for England Robbie Williams will hope to sing because he’s winning, with help from team-mates including TV presenter Paddy McGuinness, McFly’s Danny Jones and comedian John Bishop.

Michael Sheen skippers the Rest of the World, managed by Chelsea’s José Mourinho.

Michael could use his acting skill to channel his inner Sir Alex Ferguson to motivate his lads, including chef Gordon Ramsay and Westlife’s Nicky Byrne.

“I admit there are scores to settle,” says Robbie Williams, who created the charity event.

“Leading the England team, I will be making sure we defend that trophy against the Rest of the World.”

His combative stance is matched by rival player Gordon Ramsay.

“After being stretchered off in 2012, I’m determined to come back fighting!”

And, of course, the match will lead to one other winner – UNICEF, which helps struggling children in developing countries.

Since its launch in 2006, Soccer Aid has helped to raise more than £12million for the charity.

Soccer Aid - Sunday, ITV, 6pm

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Owl City and Lana Del Rey share a creative muse...

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It’s been a minute since we heard from Owl City, but earlier in the day, Adam Young returned to the limelight with the announcement that he will be releasing a new EP titled Ultraviolet on June 27. Check out the record’s cover art by following the jump below, and swing over to his official website to unlock a new song clip and the EP’s complete track listing.

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Dead Poets Society: where are they now?


"Dead Poets Society" was released 25 years ago, and it's a bit of a miracle it got made in the first place. Honestly, how many Hollywood movies have "poet" in the title and offer a Latin phrase -- Carpe diem! Seize the day! -- as the biggest takeaway? But this film about an unconventional English teacher and his students at a private boys' school during the 1950s became a classic (it also won the Oscar for Best Screenplay). In honor of this venerable anniversary, we're taking a look at the cast and where they are now.

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Most of the Everwood cast reunites at the ATX Festival

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Most of the the cast, creator and writers of Everwood gathered at the ATX Television Festival on Saturday and we have three exclusive photos. The event was billed as the first-ever public reunion for 2002 drama series, which ran for four seasons on The WB (not counting last year’s informal gathering of a few actors at Emily Van Camp’s house). Scheduled to attend: Creator Greg Berlanti, writers David Hudgins and Rina Mimoun, and cast Gregory Smith, Tom Amandes, Sarah Drew, Debra Mooney, Stephanie Niznik, Vivien Cardone and John Beasley, plus composer Blake Neely (Van Camp sent a video, and Chris Pratt dropped in via video link).

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Madonna + Disclosure Hanging Out in NYC -- Is a Collab on the Horizon?

Madonna has been stalking Disclosure as they make their way around New York City -- that is, if her Instagram feed is anything to go by.

The diva has posted not one but three photos with the English dance duo in the past 48 hours: one onstage with them at their gig at Output in Brooklyn last night ("Doing a little. Security work on the side for Disclosure........shure is Hawt in here!"), and two as they took the stage at Governors Ball this afternoon ("Been promoted to head of security for Disclosure! #hawt #talent #surrey"). Considering her recent string of EDM collaborations -- with Avicii and Diplo, most recently -- could the Queen of Pop be setting her sights on her next electro alliance? Place your bets now.



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VAMOS! Rafael Nadal wins NINTH French Open title!



 
PARIS – Still the King of Clay.

Rafael Nadal of Spain won an unprecedented ninth French Open championship Sunday, denying Serbia's Novak Djokovic his quest to secure a career Grand Slam with the only major he lacks.

On Philippe Chatrier Court, No. 1 Nadal wore down No. 2 Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4, in a match that went 3 hours, 31 minutes, becoming the first man to win five consecutive titles in Paris.Nadal, 28, now owns 14 Grand Slam titles, tying him with Pete Sampras in second place on the all-time list behind only Roger Federer. The Swiss has 17.

Nadal also kept his grip on the No. 1 ranking, which six-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic could have wrested away with the win.

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Azealia Banks apologizes, finally.









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Marco Reus ruled out of World Cup for Germany after ankle injury







Germany's World Cup hopes suffered a severe blow on Saturday when their midfielder Marco Reus was ruled out of the tournament with an ankle injury sustained in their final warm-up game.

Germany, who take on Ghana, Portugal and United States in Group G, leave for Brazil on Saturday evening with the 22-year-old Sampdoria defender Shkodran Mustafi receiving an unexpected last-minute call-up following Reus' injury.

Reus turned his ankle shortly before the break in their 6-1 victory over Armenia on Friday in Mainz, partially tearing the anterior ligament above his left ankle on the eve of the team's departure for Brazil.

“Both for him and for us it is extremely bitter,” said the coach Joachim Löw. “Marco was in top form and both in the training camp and in the friendlies against Cameroon and Armenia left an outstanding impression. He had played a central role in our planning for Brazil.”

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'Out with a bang!' Jessica Chastain unveils striking new fringe



She's known for her ravishing red locks. But Jessica Chastain seemed to be in need of a change on Saturday, spicing up her strawberry strands with a trip to the salon.

The 37-year-old shared the results of her salon adventure by posting a snap of her new fringe to Instagram. 'Someone got a haircut courtesy of @renatocampora #hair #genius #brigittebardot #60s #fashion #iloveitsomuch,' the actress gushed on the social media site.

Along with the caption was a sexy shot of the Zero Dark Thirty star glancing at the side, with her stylist Renato Campora playing with her tousled locks.

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Gay soccer player reveals reason why he can’t come out



An anonymous gay soccer player has spoken out about the reasons why he refuses to
come out.

The footballer in Germany’s Under 19 Bundesliga, who plans on playing professionally, says the homophobic culture in the changing room will stop many from being honest with the
public.

Given the pseudonym of 'Nico', he told Deutsche, Welle there was an incident with his team two years ago that made him think his career was over.

‘By chance the team I was in found out that I was gay,’ he said.

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First Footage From 'The Book of Negroes' Looks Promising - Take a Look...



Principal photography for Clement Virgo's much-anticipated film adaptation of author Lawrence Hill’s award-winning bestseller, "The Book of Negroes," is complete, as the project now moves into the next phase of the production process.

Aunjanue Ellis, Louis Gossett Jr., Cuba Gooding Jr., and Lyriq Bent are all members of the starring cast of the project from Conquering Lion Pictures, Out of Africa Entertainment and Entertainment One (eOne) Television.

Ben Chaplin, Allan Hawko and Jane Alexander also feature, amongst many others.

Boasting one of the strongest female characters in recent fiction, the novel's synopsis reads:

Abducted as an 11-year-old child from her village in West Africa and forced to walk for months to the sea in a coffle—a string of slaves— Aminata Diallo is sent to live as a slave in South Carolina. But years later, she forges her way to freedom, serving the British in the Revolutionary War and registering her name in the historic “Book of Negroes.” This book, an actual document, provides a short but immensely revealing record of freed Loyalist slaves who requested permission to leave the US for resettlement in Nova Scotia, only to find that the haven they sought was steeped in an oppression all of its own. Aminata’s eventual return to Sierra Leone—passing ships carrying thousands of slaves bound for America—is an engrossing account of an obscure but important chapter in history that saw 1,200 former slaves embark on a harrowing back-to-Africa odyssey.

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Carrie Underwood becomes CMT’s most awarded artist!

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Superstar Carrie Underwood owned the evening when she took home last night’s biggest win at the CMT MUSIC AWARDS held in Nashville, Tenn. at Bridgestone Arena. Her “Video of the Year” win for “See You Again,” with director Eric Welch, became Carrie’s third consecutive honor in the category having won in 2013 with “Blown Away” and in 2012 with “Good Girl.” No other artist has won in this category three times back-to-back, let alone from the same album.This win also distinguishes Carrie as the entertainer with the most CMT MUSIC AWARDS with ten.
In addition, Carrie now holds the record with the most “Video of the Year” career wins with five including 2010’s “Cowboy Casanova” and “Before He Cheats” in 2007.
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CARRIE’S CMT MUSIC AWARDS:
2014 Video of the Year for “See You Again”
2013 Video of the Year for “Blown Away”
2012 Video of the Year for “Good Girl”
2012 Collaborative Video of the Year for “Remind Me”
2010 Video of the Year for “Cowboy Casanova”
2010 CMT Performance of the Year for “Temporary Home” on Invitation Only:Carrie Underwood
2007 Female Video of the Year for “Before He Cheats”
2007 Video of the Year for “Before He Cheats”
2006 Female Video of the Year for “Jesus, Take the Wheel”
2006 Breakthrough Video of the Year for “Jesus, Take The Wheel”

Zoe Saldana's Nina Simone Biopic Might Be Doomed



Nina, Ealing Studios' movie chronicling the life of legendary jazz musician Nina Simone, is set to debut this week at Cannes. However, the movie has been shrouded in controversy ever since casting was announced, leaving many to question the fate of the film.

Nina first came under fire when it was announced that Rosemary's Baby actress Zoe Saldana would be playing the title role. Many Simone fans voiced their disappointment in the choice, citing racial differences, departure in appearance between Simone and Zaldana and the fact that Saldana's voice would not be up to par.
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Little Mix and Diversity perform "Salute" at the BGT final

Little Mix and the dance group half of their boyfriends are in, Diversity teamed up for a performance of "Salute" on the final of Britain's Got Talent

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Diversity won Britain's Got Talent in 2009 (beating Susan Boyle), while Little Mix won Simon Cowell's other show, the X Factor in 2011


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Sandra Bullock Reunites with Her Leading Men

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Sandra Bullock is surrounded by some of her hunky leading men from the past while backstage at the 2014 Spike Guys’ Choice Awards held at Sony Pictures Studios on Saturday evening (June 7) in Culver City, Calif.

The 49-year-old actress was awarded the Decade of Hotness Award and was presented the award by her former co-stars Matthew McConaughey (A Time to Kill), Hugh Grant (Two Weeks Notice), and Keanu Reeves (Speed, The Lake House).

FYI: Sandra is wearing a Roland Mouret dress and Saint Laurent shoes.
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Khloé Kardashian Kisses, Dances With French Montana at MTV Africa Music Awards

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Khloé Kardashian and French Montana have neither confirmed nor denied dating rumors that surfaced two months ago but appear to be letting their body language do the talking! The two put on a charming display of affection, their most public one yet, backstage at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) in South Africa on Saturday, June 7.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier is now the #1 movie of 2014

Both domestically and worldwide

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It took 66 days, but Captain America: The Winter Soldier has finally passed The Lego Movie to become the highest grossing film of 2014 at the U.S. box office so far. Over the weekend, Cap 2 reached a U.S. box office total gross of $255,886,000, beating Lego’s total gross of $255,859,000 year to date.

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13 (5) Awesome Celebrity Male Cat Lovers [CAT POST]

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Yesterday, one of my guy friends was recounting to me how, when he goes on a date and reveals that he has two cats, women tend to look at him like he's a pariah. He says it gets even worse with onlinedating, where a high percentage of profiles end with some version of the line, "Cat guys need not apply." All I have to say about this is—ladies, WHAT?!?!? In my mind, that's like saying, "I don't want a guy who's kind, intelligent, has a good job, and will make a good parent one day." Not that all guys who like cats are the above. But guys who appreciate cats tend to be gentle, plus they're mature enough to take care of a living thing. They can put up with a heavy dose of temperamentality. Not to mention the fact that they're willing to work for affection while dog guys—let's be honest—want someone who will slobber all over them the instant they meet. Relax, I'm kidding. Sort of.

Cat guys get no respect. But they should! So after the jump, 13 awesome celebrity dudes who love them some cats.

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JLo won’t perform in World Cup opener in Brazil



Jennifer Lopez won’t perform the World Cup’s official song alongside fellow artists Pitbull and Claudia Leitte during the tournament’s opening ceremony in Brazil, FIFA officials said Sunday.

Soccer’s governing body said Lopez cannot perform at Thursday’s event as earlier planned because of unspecified “production issues.” The singer’s representative did not immediately respond to a request for additional information.

FIFA said in a news release that Cuban-American rapper Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte will sing the official tune “We Are One” before Brazil takes on Croatia at the Thursday opener in Sao Paulo.

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Hemlock Grove Season 2 Trailer



BY ERIC GOLDMAN - Right on the heels of its debut at the ATX Television Festival, IGN has the exclusive online premiere of the full trailer for Hemlock Grove: Season 2.

With new showrunner Charles "Chic" Eglee (The Shield, Dexter, The Walking Dead) onboard, Season 2 of Hemlock Grove looks to be freakier and messier -- quite literally, given all the blood -- than ever. Get a glimpse at what's to come in a town where a werewolf is just one of the many dangerous and bizarre things to fear.

Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron and Dougray Scott return for Season 2, joined by Madeline Brewer (Orange is the New Black) and Madeleine Martin (Californication).

All 10 episodes of Hemlock Grove: Season 2 debut July 11th on Netflix.

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Teenage Girl Stabs Mother in Another Slender Man-Inspired Attack


Please let this not be a new trend in violence. We really don't need another.

A woman from Hamilton, Ohio, was recently stabbed multiple times by her 13-year-old daughter wielding a knife. The woman, who sustained minor injuries to her face, neck, and back, stated her daughter was obsessed with the fictional internet character Slender Man, the inspiration behind the brutal stabbing at the hands of two 12-year-old girls last week.

The unnamed woman was attacked by her daughter upon returning home. "I came home one night from work and she was in the kitchen waiting for me and she was wearing a mask — a white mask," the woman said. "She had her hood up and had her hands covered with her sleeves and the mask."

"She was someone else during that attack," the mother added. According to the mother the teenager has been dealing with "mental issues" and her writing was becoming darker and darker, mentioning demons, killing, and of course Slender Man.

Authorities say that the teenage girl, who is currently in a juvenile detention center, does not recall what happened the evening she attacked her mother.

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Intruder Breaks Into Sandra Bullock's Home While She Was Inside


After celebrating her win at Saturday's Spike TV Guys' Choice Awards, Sandra Bullock had a less light-hearted encounter when she arrived at her Los Angeles home.

"An intruder was arrested on [her] property this morning," Bullock's rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively. "She is unharmed and is fine."

An unidentified male in his early 30s allegedly broke into her home while she was inside, reports NBC News. He was arrested around 6:30 a.m. and police are investigating whether the intruder is a stalker.

The investigation is ongoing, reports NBC.

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Andy Murray appoints Amélie Mauresmo as his new coach

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British number one Andy Murray has appointed former women's world number one Amelie Mauresmo as his new coach.
Mauresmo, 34, is currently France's Fed Cup captain and will initially work with Murray for the grass court season.

"I'm excited by the possibilities of the new partnership and Amelie is someone I have always looked up to and admired," the Scot said.
"She's faced adversity plenty of times in her career, but was an amazing player and won major titles, including Wimbledon.

Mauresmo said that Murray had first contacted her "a few weeks ago" and it was "a bit of surprise".
The Frenchwoman added: "I guess it is a big story and a step forward [for female coaches] but that is not my big concern right now.
"I'm happy about the new challenge. I want to help Andy, it is the only thing I have in mind right now."

In terms of male players working with female coaches, Russia's Andrei Chesnokov was coached by Tatiana Naumko in the 1990s and Tim Mayotte travelled with Billie Jean King in the 1980s.
Among current players, Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin, the world number 49, is coached by his mother Klaudiya.
Jimmy Connors and Marat Safin were other leading names of the past to have worked with their mothers.

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Bow @ this flawless choice Andy! Already seeing comments about how she can't possibly understand the men's game, ready to see her slay and prove them wrong!
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'Roswell' 15-year cast reunion photo

The ATX Television Festival staged a 15-year anniversary reunion of The WB’s Roswell on Sunday. Stars Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Brendan Fehr, Majandra Delfino and Nick Wechsler were reportedly there, along with creator Jason Katims. The sci-fi series debuted 1999 and ran for three seasons (the last on UPN) before getting axed due to soft ratings in 2002. At one point in its run, fans sent The WB Tabasco sauce (which the show’s aliens liked to eat) to try and sway the network to keep the show going. Random guest appearance: Roswell fan Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (Jersey Shore) asked if the cast believes in aliens — and Appleby and Delfino apparently said yes. More from the panel, and above is your reunion photo. (Pictured above left to right: Fehr, Wechsler, Delfino, Behr, Appleby, Katims).

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Racist Roid Rhapsody '14: Was Justin Fixed by Jesus?! Star Baptized in NYC Bathtub!!



Justin Bieber turned to the Lord while being shaken down over his racist videos -- and TMZ has learned he washed away his sins with a baptism performed in a bathroom.

Pastor Carl Lentz -- who works with Bieber in NYC -- tells us he spent a week doing intense Bible study with Justin last month ... in the wake of being extorted over the videos.

As we previously reported -- JB's team was contacted 2 months ago by a man in possession of the videos and wanted a million dollar payday or else he'd go public.

We're told Bieber's religious resurgence focused on studying Bible passages and attending services ... culminating in an actual baptism performed in the bathtub of one of the singer's friends.

Why a bathtub, you ask? We're told JB previously checked out a bunch of churches for the dip -- but his cover was blown every time and he wanted to keep the whole thing private.

Justin's now got a clean slate with God -- but the public is a harder nut to crack.

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If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.



ONTD, what was the last prayer circle you held about?
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Benedict Chameleonbatch turns into a wolf for Penguins' movie



Benedict Cumberbatch's newest mission: playing a good-looking and debonair secret agent.

Who also happens to be a wolf.

The British actor voices Classified, head of a covert protective force of animals, in the animated espionage caper The Penguins of Madagascar (due out Nov. 26). Directed by Simon J. Smith and Eric Darnell, the comedy stars the quartet of flightless birds from the Madagascar movies.

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Chris Daughtry 'Embarrassed and Ashamed' for D-Day Snub on 'Fox and Friends' (Video)

An appearance by American Idol alum Chris Daughtry on the morning show Fox & Friends has triggered backlash and a videotaped apology by the singer.

The season-five finalist had performed as part of the program's All-American Summer Concert Series and when asked by the show's hosts to sing a patriotic song in honor of D-Day (the game-changing World War II invasion by Allied troops marked its 70th anniversary on June 6), was clearly flustered by the suggestion.

"I'm off the clock," he said. "I'm going to watch 'y'all."

When the hosts gathered microphones and attempted to come up with a song the crowd could sing, Daughtry left the stage with the comment, "This is where I'll bail."


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In The Flesh inspires new zombie-themed BBC3 game show

In The Flesh has been one of BBC3's biggest hits in years, so successful that the channel have commissioned a new reality game show - I Survived A Zombie Apocalypse - inspired by the Bafta-winning drama.



You're probably wondering how this works... The seven-part series will see eight plucky contestants begin their adventure trapped inside a shopping mall. But there's a catch. They're surrounded by the walking dead and must complete tasks using urban survival tactics (whatever they are) to get by. With the Army on their way, there's just one goal - to avoid being bitten by a zombie. One bite and contestants will leave the show in "grisly style". Ooh-er.

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Bridal party dances to ‘Drunk in Love’




A bridal party performed for their significant others to Beyonce‘s “Drunk In Love” during a wedding reception over the weekend.

The ladies donned what appears to be matching tops with long skirts that have high slits up both sides, sans shoes.

As fellow family members looked on, the dancers used chairs as props as groomsmen watched, seated at the front, appearing lackluster and confused.

According to Leenette Copling-Foster, who posted the video to YouTube, the routine took place at the Ashunti Copling and Rawlings Osei wedding May 24.

It is unclear whether the bride was involved, however there are several video comments suggesting the bride was the woman in the blue skirt.
TheGrio.com has reached out to Copling-Foster via YouTube but has yet to hear back.

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White Ashanti's "Fancy" tops Billboard Hot 100 for 2nd Week Straight



Iggy Azalea spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, and remains at No. 2 as a guest on Ariana Grande's "Problem," which soars with top Streaming and Airplay Gainer honors. Meanwhile, two songs reach the top 10: MAGIC!'s "Rude" and Calvin Harris' "Summer."

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What is your Summer playlist ONTD?
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Demi Lovato, Queen of the gays!

Demi Lovato performing as grand marshal of the
LA Gay Pride parade



She was named Grand Marshall for the LA Pride parade, in charge of entertaining half a million people.

And Demi Lovato did not disappoint as she danced and sang on a colourful float while being pulled through the streets of Hollywood on Sunday.

The 21-year-old looked to be inspired by Eighties glam punk as she rocked a side shave and a black leather blazer trimmed with heavy straps.
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Chuck D Wants to 'Change the Face of Urban Radio' in Wake of Hot 97 'Fiasco'




Chuck D wants Urban radio to "get it right or be gone" -- and he's not just talking about Hot 97 in New York. The Public Enemy co-founder has been in a Twitter war of words with the Hot 97 team since the station's Summer Jam concert on June 1, when he derided "what a sloppy fiasco (the station) has made of Hip-Hop."

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Kristen Wiig: LA terrified me, I'm writing a new script!



Kristen Wiig was afraid of LA when she first moved to the city. The American actress has fast become one of the top names in comedy thanks to her work on Saturday Night Live and movies such as Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

Before finding her comedy feet Kristen was studying for an art degree in Arizona, but she dropped out once she caught the acting bug.

"When I first moved, there was 'the dream', as there is for a lot of people. Then I got really scared. I moved there and I was like, 'Oh, I don't have any experience,' and I was surrounded by people a lot younger than I am, a lot better looking than I am, who've been acting for a while, who've been taking classes, who already have agents and I just felt like, 'Oh, there's a lot of work I have to do,'" she recounted to the British edition of Glamour magazine.

It didn't take long for people to notice her talents, which include writing as well as acting. While Kristen, 40, co-wrote the script for the hugely successful Bridesmaids with the help of Annie Mumolo, she often doubts her abilities when it comes to penning comedic moments.

"I think writing is probably where I have the least confidence. When I write with Annie, it's fun and we laugh. Of course, it's hard to figure the story and stuff, but once that's done and you're going through it, figuring out the dialogue and adding the jokes and stuff, that's more fun," she explained.

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