June 25th, 2014

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Janet Jackson Checked Out 40 Mercer Street Penthouse

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Janet Jackson, the "I Want You" singer was reportedly spotted checking out the stunning penthouse atop the 40 Mercer Street building in New York City. The residence is asking $13.99 million.

The New York Post reported that the star crooner took a tour of the pad, which is being represented by Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes of Douglas Elliman.

Earlier this year, it was reported that Jackson was offering her Trump International Towers residence for rent asking $35,000 a month. The 1 Central Park West apartment has three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. Interiors of the home feature floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Central Park, and a master suite complete with a walk-in closet and marble bath

However, that residence is no longer available for rent now, Streeteasy records show.

The pad that Jackson just checked out is a Jean Nouvel-designed masterpiece. Spanning a total area of 4,506 square feet (1,500-square-feet exteriors) the residence has four bedrooms and three full and one half bathroom.

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David Muir to Succeed Diane Sawyer as ABC ‘World News’ Anchor



ABC News on Wednesday announced sweeping changes among its top news personalities, with Diane Sawyer to step down as anchor of the network’s evening newscast in August, replaced by David Muir, a rising star anchor at ABC. George Stephanopoulos, a co-host of “Good Morning America” and the host of the Sunday talk show “This Week,” will become the lead anchor for all breaking news coverage such as election nights.

The changes come as ABC News has mounted a wide-ranging challenge to NBC News as the ratings leader across numerous programs, having already topped NBC’s “Today” show as the dominant morning news program with “Good Morning America,” and edging past “Meet the Press” on Sundays with “This Week.”

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Michelle Fairley talks '24' shock, Game of Thrones chatter

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Michelle Fairley has made another show-stopping TV exit—only this one had fans cheering and laughing instead of screaming and crying. On Monday’s 24, Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) threw Fairley’s drone-hijacking terrorist Margot Al-Harazi out a fifth story window after she dared to give him some sass-talk. (Plus she was handcuffed, which made it even better). But for Game of Thrones fans, the scene evoked some freaky deja vu: Margot watches her son get killed by Bauer before she’s killed herself, echoing Catelyn Stark’s “Red Wedding” fate. Below, Fairley talks 24: Game of Drones—and also addresses the Thrones fan uproar over a certain “LS.”

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Review: The Leftovers is "Something Great," Depressing as Hell

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What divine madness could have possibly compelled Damon Lindelof to involve himself with "The Leftovers"?

Why would the co-creator and longtime showrunner of "Lost," who endured so much public abuse because of that series' finale, decide that his next TV project would be a complicated story marked by despair, spirituality and a complete lack of answers to a sweeping cosmic mystery — in other words, three of the things "Lost" fans tended to hate the most? Why would he work with Tom Perrotta to adapt Perrotta's novel about a Rapture-like event, and find a way to make what was already a dark and melancholy story feel so unsparingly bleak that, when I described the show to my wife, she responded, "It doesn't sound like it's a real show. It sounds like it's a psychological experiment Lindelof did to see how many TV critics he could get to commit suicide"?

Maybe it's masochism. Lindelof finally quit Twitter last fall (appropriately, on the date of the show's mysterious Departure), after spending three years flagellating himself in response to the tweets of "Lost" finale haters, and perhaps he needed another source of pain and discomfort.

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I'm genuinely surprised that it's getting good reviews. Will you watch, ONTD?
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Blair Warner and Mrs. Garrett reunite for lunch

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You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have… this Facts of Life selfie.

Lisa Whelchel, Blair Warner on the long-running sitcom, shared a selfie with her former The Facts of Life costar Charlotte Rae—Mrs. Garrett to devoted Facts fans—after the two grabbed lunch.

Rae, 88, is still acting. The Facts of Life star will appear on Disney Channel's Girl Meets World and previously popped up on Pretty Little Liars.

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Official New Extended Trailer for SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL!



Here's the new extended Sailor Moon Crystal trailer featuring BGM from the all-new anime series! Support Sailor Moon and watch it FREE starting at 6:00AM EST (3:00AM PST) on Neon Alley, Hulu, or Crunchyroll on Saturday, July 5!

New episodes launch the first and third Saturday of every month.

Based on Naoko Takeuchi's legendary manga series, Sailor Moon Crystal retells the story of Sailor Moon, the Pretty Sailor Guardian of love and justice. Usagi Tsukino may be a little clumsy and a bit of a crybaby, but she's got spirit. One day this cheerful eighth-grader meets Luna, a black cat with a crescent moon mark on her forehead, who gives Usagi a special brooch that transforms her into Sailor Moon! Now Usagi is on a mission to protect a princess, find her fellow Guardians, and keep the Legendary Silver Crystal out of the hands of the evil Queen Beryl.

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Barack Obama England World Cup mugs are selling fast


Unofficial England World Cup mugs, with the image of US president Barack Obama mistakenly used instead of defender Chris Smalling, are proving popular after being put on sale online.

They are now being sold off as novelty items.

A quarter of the consignment of 2,000 mugs were bought by people in the US.

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How Mark Wahlberg Went from HS Dropout to Hollywood's Top Tough Guy

Not many actors can say they've been a rapper, underwear model, producer, and ex-con, but then again not many actors are Mark Wahlberg.

Born in Boston, Wahlberg has made a name for himself as one of Hollywood's top actors, but he has also gone on to be one of the industry's best businessmen.

Starring in the upcoming "Transformers: Age of Extinction," Wahlberg continues to transform himself into an even bigger star.

See how he became Hollywood's top tough guy.

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North Korea Threatens 'Merciless Counter-Measure' If US Doesn't Ban The New Seth Rogen Comedy

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SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea on Wednesday denounced a forthcoming American comedy film featuring a plot to assassinate its leader Kim Jong Un as an act of terrorism and threatened to unleash a "merciless counter-measure" if Washington failed to ban the movie.

The movie "The Interview", starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, is scheduled for release in October this fall.

"Making and releasing a movie on a plot to hurt our top-level leadership is the most blatant act of terrorism and war and will absolutely not be tolerated," the North's official KCNA news agency quoted a foreign ministry spokesman as saying.

The Hollywood movie recounts the story of a talk show host and his producer who land a rare sit-down interview with Kim, the third leader of his family dynasty to rule North Korea.

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LA Has Been Dethroned As The Top Place To Film TV Shows — Here's Why

Today, the research division at FilmL.A., a not-for-profit film office specializing in coordinating permits for on-location shooting in Los Angeles, released a new report detailing L.A.'s struggle to hold onto TV projects.

The study states that the “2013/2014 development cycle saw New York (with 24 drama projects retained) dethrone Los Angeles (with 19 drama projects retained) to become North America’s most attractive location for one-hour TV pilot production.”

Basically, L.A. is losing more and more pilots to other cities.

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New interview with the director and character designer of Sailor Moon Crystal

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“Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” caused a huge boom 20 years ago with that memorable line “In the name of the moon, I’ll punish you!” It is well known that this story about middle school girls who form a team, transform beautifully, and fight monsters had a strong influence all over the world.

And now as part of the 20th anniversary, a new anime “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal” is finally going to begin in July! The “crystal” in the title refers to a return to the beautiful, still shining original manga and was the idea of Yuu Kamiki (Toei Animation), approved by creator Ms. Naoko Takeuchi.

“I want to take the entire world of the series in an aesthetic direction so I think the name is perfect,” says director Munehisa Sakai.

This time the animation concept is to “keep the original design of the manga as it is and turn it into an anime.” They’ve also said “We want grown women who watched the original anime to watch this!”, so it seems we can hope for that same splendor of our transforming heroines with a mature feel.

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Jennie Garth SLAMS 90210 reboot ......

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Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling dished about their “Beverly Hills, 90210″ cast mates — and possibly reuniting with Shannen Doherty on their new ABC Family show “Mystery Girls” — during an interview on Tuesday’s “Just Jenny” show on SiriusXM.
The actresses reminisced about the old days with radio host Jenny Hutt during a game of “90210-IT-ALL.”While Garth didn’t have an answer for that question, she did admit that she would rather be stranded on an island with Doherty than former co-star Tiffani Thiessen.
Both stars agreed it would be fun to have Doherty make a guest appearance on “Mystery Girls.”
“The original threesome,” said Spelling, “Me, Jen and Shannen, that’s how it should be on this show.”
Garth then noted how the new “90210″ cast didn’t have the same spark as the show’s original actors.“That’s an example of a cast that really didn’t have that chemistry,” she said. “It’s hard to find actors who have that.”She added, “It’s like lightning in a bottle, you either have it or you don’t.”
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At The Devil's Door - Trailer (2014) - Naya Rivera, Ashley Rickards


Leigh (Catalina Sandino Moreno) is a real estate agent struggling to rise to the top of her profession. She's asked to sell a house that happens to have a sinister past, only for her to run into the runaway daughter of the home owners. Leigh wants to help her, but in so doing she gets entangled in a series of supernatural occurrences that put Leigh's immortal soul at risk.

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Fucking FINALLY! First Look At Tom Hardy & Charlize Theron In 'Mad Max: Fury Road'


“He’s a rebooted Mad Max, but it’s a new interpretation.” George Miller told us in 2011 about Tom Hardy playing the new anti-hero maverick of the wasteland. “We made it very clear from the outset that it would be crazy to try to impersonate what Mel Gibson had done, but Tom [like] Mel and Heath Ledger; these guys all have very similar kind of maleness, I find. I don’t know, they somehow remind me of big cats—they’re mesmerizing to look and be with, but you don’t know what they’re going to do at any moment.”

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Co-starring Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley "Mad Max: Fury Road" is due in theaters May 15, 2015.


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The Best of Sam Heughan's Instagram



Borders-born Sam Heughan is the star of highly anticipated American television series Outlander.

The show, which is shot in Scotland, is set to premiere in the States later this year, but it’s Sam, who has caught the eye of adoring female fans.

And we have good news for fan group, the ‘Heughligans’, as we’ve gathered the best of Sam’s pictures on Instagram for our gallery.

From Sam's selfies to behind the scenes shots from the set of Outlander, here's a sneak peak into the personal life of one of Scotland’s hottest stars.

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Kendall and Kylie's trick to taking the perfect selfie



Kendall and Kylie Jenner are the the queens of social media. With a combined Instagram following of almost 20 million followers, a single selfie garners at least 800,000 likes. They're able to reach their fans unlike any other celebrity, and at 18 years old (Kendall) and 16 (Kylie), the Jenner ladies are virtually unstoppable.

While promoting their new book, 'Rebels: City of Indra: The Story of Lex and Livia,' the ladies were constantly sharing pictures from their promo tour like the photo below (note the number of likes)!

With so much influence on social media, we had to find out if the ladies had any tips and tricks for the perfect selfie.

"We actually like to keep it really simple. It's all about knowing your light and angles," remarked Kendall. When asked if they pay attention to all those likes, Kylie replied, "not really, it would be sort of crazy if we did, but it's so nice to know people like the photos we're sharing."

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Best Jumping-On Points for New Comics Readers

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The world of mainstream superhero comics is notoriously hard to become acclimated to. The characters have decades-long histories and the serialized, soap operatic nature of the storytelling has created an insular fan club mentality that makes the average monthly comic harder to pick up for a new reader than just about any form of entertainment.

All that said, one of our readers on Facebook recently asked us the following:

Hey...I just started getting into comics. I went to my local store and honestly it was overwhelming with the sheer amount of comic books. Where do I start?


For the sake of convenience, we've decided to break down our suggestions into one or two per character or title, going in more or less random order of how they occur to us. We'll talk mostly about trade paperbacks and other collected editions, although in some cases where there's a free or cheap issue we may insert a link there.

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Michael Vick responds to animal rights complaints



Vick's felonious past was dredged up again in March, when the Jets signed him to a one-year, $4 million contract. The blowback wasn't nearly as severe as it was when he signed with the Eagles in 2009, but it prompted a group in Cortland, New York -- home of the Jets' training camp -- to start a petition aiming to ban him from camp. More than 20,000 signed the online petition.

Vick said he had no reaction when he heard about it.

"Why? Why would I? My life has nothing to do with their life and their beliefs," he said. "I mean, what's done is done. Look at all the good. My message to them is, look at the good I've done, all the thousands of lives that I've saved, the people I've saved. That's most important. That's what the focus should be on, the lives that are being affected."

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Apology to David Bowie

On May 16, 2014, The Ottawa Citizen published a prominent commentary piece written by Blayne Haggart on our op-ed page that David Bowie was responsible for the removal from YouTube of astronaut Chris Hadfield’s video version of “Space Oddity” which was viewed over 22 million times.



The commentary erroneously claimed that Mr. Bowie refused to renew a one-year licence previously granted to Commander Hadfield, ultimately forcing the video to be removed from worldwide distribution.

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The CW Announces Fall 2014 Premiere Dates

The CW is waiting until October to launch its 2014 schedule, as per its habit in recent years. Fortunately, all of its fall/winter shows will premiere that month. Meanwhile, Beauty and the Beast, Hart of Dixie and new series iZombie and The Messengers are being held until midseason.

Here’s the full calendar of premiere dates:
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A WHO post: Matt Smith is jealous, Colin Baker thinks Capaldi is "perfect"



What makes Doctor Who the longest-running sci-fi series in history? A great team, a great cast, great characters...?

Matt Smith can tell you exactly why and he doesn't need many words to do so...

"Is there a better format for a show?" he asked the audience at the Wizard World Comic Con last weekend. "Man can go anywhere. Man picks up hot chicks. Man travels universe. Man fights aliens. Man can change. Beat that, television. James Bond's got nothing on us."

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"NY Med" returns tomorrow at 10PM EST on ABC



After nearly two years of production, "NY MED" is back. This fast-paced, eight-part series mostly toggles between the orderly operating rooms of Manhattan's New York-Presbyterian Hospital -- the primary venue for the series -- where renowned surgeons perform feats of medical brilliance, and the sometimes hectic trauma wards of Newark's University Hospital where skilled doctors gallantly struggle to treat a flood of gunshot, stabbing and life-threatening trauma cases. The surgeons of NY Med never forget that there are limits to what medical science can do and that sometimes their best efforts come up short. In "Episode 201," which airs THURSDAY, JUNE 26 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), viewers will encounter the following patients, doctors and nurses:

Most people know America's most famous doctor as "Dr. Oz," but Mehmet Oz was a cardiac surgeon long before TV discovered him, and he still is, performing surgeries most weeks of the year. In this premiere episode, surgeon Oz stops to chat with 27-year old Juan Vasquez who has come to the ER with discomfort in his chest. In a blood-chilling instant, Juan convulses in agony and the look in Oz's eyes is unmistakable. This is a life-threatening crisis. Oz believes the man's aorta has ripped from his chest down to the main artery in his leg. Every second counts and Oz knows he must make perfect decisions in exactly the right order if this young man's life can be saved.

Marina, Diana and Katie--the ER's compassionate, competent and sometimes hilarious nurses from the first season of NY MED--return. They confront everything from subway tragedies to romantic suitors feigning medical syndromes. In this first episode, they treat a young woman with a bizarre injury that leaves the staff both baffled and impressed.

Don't miss the "NY MED" premiere, THURSDAY, JUNE 26 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

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Iggy Azalea Leads Hot 100 For Fifth Week



The Australian rapper reigns again with 'Fancy,' while staying at No. 2 as featured on Ariana Grande's 'Problem.' Plus, MAGIC!'s 'Rude' rules Digital Songs and Maroon 5 debuts.

Iggy Azalea notches a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, and holds at No. 2 as a featured act on Ariana Grande's "Problem." Meanwhile, MAGIC! tops Digital Songs with "Rude," which stays at No. 3 on the Hot 100, and Maroon 5 makes its way to the Hot 100, as "Maps" debuts at No. 14.

As we do each Wednesday, let's look at the numbers behind the Hot 100's top 10 and more.

Azalea continues her record-tying run in the Hot 100's top two spots, as, for a fifth week, "Fancy" and "Problem" rank at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively. How rare is it for Azalea to have logged five weeks at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously? For one, she ties Ashanti for the longest such run by a woman; Ashanti locked up Nos. 1 and 2 from April 20 through May 18, 2002, with her own "Foolish" and as a guest on Fat Joe's "What's Luv?" (Only one other woman has doubled up at Nos. 1 and 2 in the same week: Mariah Carey, with "We Belong Together" and "Shake It Off" on Sept. 10, 2005.)

Azalea also matches Pharrell Williams, who tallied a five-week stranglehold on the top two last year as featured on Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (with T.I.) and Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," and T.I. ("Whatever You Like," "Live Your Life," featuring Rihanna) in 2008 for the longest duopoly at Nos. 1 and 2 since OutKast held the ranks for eight straight weeks in 2003-04 with "Hey Ya!" and "The Way You Move" (featuring Sleepy Brown). The only other acts to have strung together at least five weeks at Nos. 1 and 2 at the same time are the Bee Gees (five, 1978) and the Beatles, who hold the record with 10 in a row in 1964.

"Fancy" continues its Hot 100 domination with a second week at No. 1 on Radio Songs, growing by 3 percent to 150 million in all-format audience, according to Nielsen BDS. It logs a sixth week at No. 1 on Streaming Songs, down by 5 percent to 11.6 million U.S. streams, according to BDS. On Digital Songs, "Fancy" drops 1-2 after four weeks on top (195,000 downloads sold, down 14 percent, in the tracking week ending on June 22, according to Nielsen SoundScan).

"Fancy" again fights off "Problem" for the Hot 100's top rank, with the latter also gaining at radio but slipping in sales and streaming. "Problem" pushes 3-2 on Radio Songs, up by 12 percent to 142 million. It holds at its No. 2 peak on Streaming Songs (9.4 million, down 11 percent) and No. 3 on Digital Songs (162,000, down 13 percent), which it led for three frames.

With "Fancy" and "Problem" down by 6 and 5 percent, respectively, in overall Hot 100 points, the former claims 16 percent more points than the latter, a margin in line with the difference between the two titles the past three weeks.

"Fancy" leads the sales/airplay/streaming-based Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts for a fifth and 10th week, respectively. It tops the Songs of the Summer ranking for a fourth week, remaining the only song that has held the No. 1 spot since the summer-y summary returned after Memorial Day.

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‘We’re the Millers” Will Poulter Joins Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘The Revenant’

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After a long development process New Regency’s adaptation of “The Revenant” seems to be closer to production. “We’re the Millers” star Will Poulter is in negotiations to co-star with Leonardo DiCaprio in the revenge thriller.

The "The Revenant is set in 1823 in the areas of North America that now make up North and South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska. It centers on 36-year-old Hugh Glass, a real-life figure, who joins the Rocky Mountain Fur Co on a journey into the wild. After being mauled by a bear, he is left at the mercy of two would-be rescuers who later steal his belongings and abandon him when their camp is attacked by Native American raiders. Glass must then travel the 350-mile journey back to civilivation through perilous territory.

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Ben Kingsley to Voice Bagheera in Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’

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Ben Kingsley has been tapped to voice Bagheera in Disney’s new live-action take on “The Jungle Book,” directed by Jon Favreau.

Idris Elba is on board to voice Shere Khan and Scarlett Johansson is set to voice Kaa.

Based on the Rudyard Kipling book, the story follows an orphan boy raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear and a black panther. Kingsley will voice the loyal black panther who watches over Mowgli.

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Mia Wasikowska & John Cusack Reunite in Clip from "Maps To The Stars"



"There were a couple of Hollywood producers, and one of them said, 'I could not do this movie, because I could not do that to this business that has been so good to me,' " David Cronenberg said about Maps To The Stars at the Provincetown Film Festival (via THR). "But I actually had the head of a studio come over to me in Cannes, hug me and say, 'Your movie scared the shit out of me. I had nightmares about it all night. And then the next day I went to a party at the Hotel du Cap, and all I could see was scenes from your movie.' So I thought that was a positive reaction."

And indeed, his Hollywood satire did receive some good notices from the Croisette, including our own review which called it "the director's most twisted, and as a consequence, most deliciously entertaining film, in quite a long while." And this new clip highlights the cynical tone of this film, with father and daughter, John Cusack and Mia Wasikowska, having a conversation shrouded in some regrets and therapy chatter ("that's a victim question"). It's a pretty nice cut from the movie and Cusack looks pretty great.

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Oscar Isaac Post: Expanded Role in Star Wars? + New Music



Earlier this week, we speculated that ‘Star Wars: Episode 7‘ could see its release date pushed to 2016 due to the severity of Harrison Ford‘s on-set injury; once thought to be a broken ankle that would keep him out two months, now confirmed to be a broken leg that may mean upwards of six months of rehab. Disney and Lucasfilm would like to do everything they can to avoid having to move the release date again, and one of the things they’re reportedly ready to do is expanding Oscar Isaac‘s role in the film.

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Lourdes Leon Follows Mom Madonna, Enrolls at University of Michigan for College

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True Blue (and maize)! Madonna's daughter, Lourdes Leon, will be sporting University of Michigan's primary colors this fall, as she just enrolled as a freshman at the Ann Arbor college.

The 17-year-old eldest offspring of the famed pop legend is following in her mother's footsteps, as Madonna attended the University of Michigan in the late 1970s.

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9 (5) Reasons The Notebook Still Sucks a Decade Later



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I will admit that when I first watched The Notebook, it was under less than ideal circumstances. I was 13, and I watched the DVD (rented from Blockbuster—yes, Blockbuster still existed) with my parents while on vacation. My view of what many argue is the best part of the movie—that one scene in the rain—was obscured by a book my mother was desperately waving in front of the TV in an effort to preserve my innocence. And I’m pretty sure I missed a good 15 minutes of the plot setup making popcorn. But I remember thinking the film was sappy and stupid.

Most people don’t agree with me. The 2004 film, which is based on a 1996 Nicholas Sparks novel, is now a cultural phenomenon. In particular, the famous kissing scene is now so iconic that it’s constantly clipped and parodied. It’s also developed into an audience favorite: it may have a score of 52 from critics on Rotten Tomato, but audiences have given the 2004 romantic drama an 85.


So given how much people love this movie, I decided to give it another shot. At 13 I hadn’t yet fallen in love or had my heart broken, and I probably didn’t have a firm grasp on what Alzheimer’s really was. So as a world-weary 23-year-old who is far more susceptible to tearjerkers, I re-watched The Notebook for its 10th anniversary. And it was even more terrible than I remember. Here’s why.

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Companies hungry for a piece of Suarez on Internet

Companies ranging from McDonalds to Trident chewing gum to JC Penney gobbled up the free publicity offered by Uruguay striker Luis Suarez's incredible bite on Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup match on Tuesday.

Suarez was caught chomping on the Italian's shoulder near the end of Uruguay's 1-0 win, the third such indiscretion of his controversial career.

The incident was perfect fodder for Twitter with some of the world's biggest companies among those eager to get their teeth into a ripe advertising opportunity.




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Jill Duggar Talks About Her First Kiss


A first kiss can often determine the entire trajectory of a relationship. So it's a good thing Jill Duggar enjoyed her first smooch ever with new husband Derick Dillard as they locked lips during their wedding ceremony on Saturday. The 19 Kids And Counting star says in a new interview that it was worth saving her first kiss, as her husband has a gift for the romantic art due to his talents on a certain musical instrument.

The 23-year-old told People magazine of the smooch, captured by photographers: 'He's a great kisser. All his trumpet playing paid off!'
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'Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron:' Check Out Thor's New Costume



Add Thor to the growing list of characters getting a new look for the "Avenger 2," Moviepilot reports.

Chris Hemsworth was recently photographed in-costume, and while the differences in his character's outfit are pretty subtle, they do show a progression that Moviepilot's Kit Simpson Browne notes makes sense:

"Take a closer look, though, and it's acquired a distinctly less golden tint, with the central metallic sections becoming silver... Could this be a direct response to the events of 'Thor: The Dark World,' and a visual prompt of a shift in Thor's focus towards Midgard? Or, alternatively, is it just intended to be a sleeker, more Ultron-bashing-friendly adaptation? Could the price of gold have simply gone up in the MCU? We may never know."

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Libertador/The Liberator Trailer, Starring Edgar Ramirez



Synopsis: Simon Bolivar fought over 100 battles against the Spanish Empire. He rode over 70,000 miles on horseback. His military campaigns covered twice the territory of Alexander the Great. His army never conquered -- it liberated.

The movie also stars María Valverde, Iwan Rheon and Danny Huston.

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But why Frozen?

Since its release, “Frozen” has earned $1.2 billion worldwide, becoming the fifth-highest-grossing film of all time and by far the highest-grossing animation. That’s not to mention two Academy Awards, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, a soundtrack that’s garnered more than a million album sales and seven million Spotify streams, official YouTube video views in the hundreds of millions, and a DVD that became Amazon’s best-selling children’s film of all time based on advance orders alone.

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Why? What is it about this movie that has so captured the culture?
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World Cup 2014: Meet the Team USA Players With Ties to Germany


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The U.S. men's national football team is gearing up to face Germany on Thursday in World Cup group play.

But the Germans, it turns out, are not the average opponent.

Ties to Deutschland on Team USA run deep - very deep.

Five members of the team are German-American, and Jurgen Klinsmann, the United States coach, is a German football hero who has both played and coached for Germany.

His former colleague, friend and protege, Joachim Loew, is Germany's current coach. Football analysts have called it "the German influence."

See the five German-American players on the U.S. men's team
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Fabian Johnson can get it tbh. And I'm sooo nervous about Germany vs USA tomorrow!! I really hope it's a draw since I love both teams <333 Also, don't the Germans qualify for the next round even if they lose?
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Faryd and James slaying in the WC ♡

Colombia goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon becomes oldest player in World Cup history at 43
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The group stage of the 2014 World Cup has been a tournament marked by budding stars like Brazil's Neymar and established performers in their primes such as Arjen Robben of the Netherlands. However, in one of the final two matches of Group C, 43-year-old Colombian goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon grabbed a very different sort of attention simply by appearing on the pitch at all.

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Already praying to the old Gods and the new for the next match against Uruguay.

Anna Faris Opts for Androgynous Chic in Tight Black Faux-Leather Leggings and Bow Tie


Anna Faris seems to always be a ray of sunshine and Tuesday was no different.

The 37-year-old actress took her happiness to the streets of West Hollywood in a stylish androgynous black-and-white ensemble.

She appeared to be enjoying a break from mommy-duty as she enjoyed some rare time away from husband Chris Pratt, 35, and their 22-month-old son Jack.
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The Almighty Johnsons premiering July 11th on Syfy



The action-packed comedy drama The Almighty Johnsons follows the Johnson boys, four typical fun-loving guys – who have inherited the power of Norse Gods. But these four brothers are no flashy superheroes.  Everyday Gods have everyday struggles – searching for love, overcoming sibling rivalry and fulfilling their God-like destiny – while still enjoying a few beers with their friends.

Premieres Friday, July 11 at 10/9c on Syfy

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If you haven't already seen this show, you should check it out! I'm sure they'll cut out all the good parts, though.

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck bring Project Greenlight back to HBO



Ready to be judged by Batman and Jason Bourne? Now's your chance. HBO has announced that they're bringing back the talent competition "Project Greenlight," allowing aspiring filmmakers to submit for the chance to make a feature film -- under the watchful eye of producers Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and a crew of reality TV cameras.

A reality show born of the late-90s indie film boom, the first two seasons of "Project Greenlight" produced a few underseen features -- "Stolen Summer," "The Battle of Shaker Heights" and "Feast" -- that did not launch any megastar careers (well, except for "Shaker Heights" actor Shia LeBeouf, that is). Of course, that was a pre-YouTube era, when cell phones weren't capable of shooting HD video. How that changes the playing field could be most interesting.

In the amusing and self-deprecating announcement video below, Affleck and Damon admit to not having had any new ideas in 13 years (when the last "Project Greenlight" ended), before encouraging the "next great filmmaker" to take a chance on entering. Not listed among the contest prizes is the chance to hang out with Affleck and Damon, but you have to admit, that looks like fun.

Submissions open on July 24th and close August 8th. More information is available at projectgreenlight.com.

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Starbucks launches handcrafted sodas, yogurt smoothies, cold-pressed juices



Starbucks is adding some new drink options to its menu, but don't expect to see a new Frappuccino or coffee-laced beverage.

The Seattle-based coffee giant has started serving handcrafted sodas, shaken iced teas and cold-pressed juices. Starbucks also began testing yogurt smoothies Tuesday.

The new Fizzio handcrafted sodas are available in spiced root beer with cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and star anise; golden ginger ale with ginger, citrus and brown sugar; and lemon ale with a blend of lemon juice, apricot and ginger. Each drink contains 100 calories or less in a 16-ounce Grande.

Using the Fizzio soda machine, baristas can now add carbonation to any beverage for 50 cents. They can also adjust the amount of carbonation in the existing flavors. The sodas are available in 3,500 stores nationwide, including Los Angeles.

In addition to the sodas, Starbucks is offering new Teavana shaken iced teas, with blackberry mojito tea lemonade and peach green tea lemonade.

The company is also jumping on the cold-pressed juice trend with three new Evolution Fresh juices: coconut water and greens, smooth greens, and organic sweet greens with ginger. About 170 Starbucks locations in San Jose and St. Louis also began testing an Evolution Fresh juice smoothie made with Dannon Greek yogurt.

Starbucks said it also plans to launch an Evolution Fresh inspired by Dannon's packaged line at Starbucks outlets and retail stores nationwide in 2015.

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Since the fav drink question is always done... What are the drinks you hate the most?
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Mario Balotelli hits out at 'racist' detractors after being blamed for Italy's World Cup exit



Mario Balotelli has hit out at what he describes as his "racist" detractors after being blamed for Italy's World Cup exit.

Balotelli, 23, cut a lost and frustrated figure as Italy went down 1-0 to Uruguay on Tuesday to end their interest in the World Cup.

An anoymous Italian supporter posted on Instagram telling Balotelli: "You're not Italian, get out."

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What To Expect on Season 16 of 'Big Brother' - Ft. Ariana Grande's "28" Year Old Brother Frankie!



"Big Brother" is gearing up for another wild and crazy summer.

When the new season of CBS' "Big Brother" getting under way Wednesday (June 25) viewers can expect a few twists and turns on the series. This year's houseguests will reside in an urban tree house-themed home outfitted with 76 HD cameras and more than 100 microphones, following nearly their every move. The winner will receive $500,000.

"We want the house guests to feel like they were growing up and bring out the playful side," said host Julie Chen. "It might also bring out the immature side."

This year's house features a range of guests, including a pedicab driver, a recent nursing school graduate and a barista.
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Anybody watching the premiere? Frankie has only mentioned Ariana 16 times so far.
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Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan could reunite in "Ithaca"

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Tom Hanks is in talks to reunite with his Sleepless in Seattle co-star star Meg Ryan in Ithaca, the film adaptation of William Saroyan's classic 1943 novel The Human Comedy that marks the actress' directorial debut.

Hanks would make a cameo in the Word War II coming-of-age saga about life on the home front. He's already closely involved in the project, serving as executive producer alongside his partner at Playtone, Gary Goetzman.

Ithaca will mark the fourth time that Hanks and Ryan have appeared on the big screen together after Joe Versus the Volcano, Sleepless in Seattle and You've got Mail, their last film and released in 1998.

Set in a small town in California's San Joaquin Valley in 1942, Ithaca recounts the story of 14-year-old Homer Macauley, a telegraph bike messenger. His older brother has gone to fight in World War II, leaving him to care for his widowed mother, his older sister and his four-year-old brother, Ulysses. The effects of the war are revealed as Homer delivers messages of love, friendship, pain and death, including one message that alters his own life forever. Hanks would play the boy's father, who is sent off to war and seen via flashbacks.

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♕ Sarah Jessica Parker Eyeing Television Return with 'Busted' ♕

Deadline reports that 'Sex And The City' star Sarah Jessica Parker is ready to make her return to television in the police crime thriller BUSTED. The project is based on the non-fiction book Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love, written by Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker.

Sex and the City's Sarah Jessica Parker is attached to star in one of the two main roles in the hourlong show. David Frankel is attached to direct and executive produce the pilot. Don Roos will write the pilot. SKE President Jim Tauber, SKE President of Production Carla Hacken, and Steve Golin, Managing Partner of Anonymous Content, announced it.

Book is based on investigative reporters Wendy Ruderman's and Barbara Laker's non-fiction book of the same name. Published by Harper Collins in March, it chronicles their efforts to uncover one of the biggest police corruption scandals in Philadelphia's history. The 2009 10-month series of articles in the Philadelphia Daily News entitled "Tainted Justice" earned them a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting.

"Wendy and Barbara have written an amazing true story, and we’re thrilled for it to be SKE's first television project," she and Tauber said in a statement. "Sarah Jessica's coming on board, along with David Frankel and Don Roos is simply a perfect combination that we couldn't be happier about."


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Richard Linklater on Living With Bernie Tiede




Less than two months ago, a judge in Panola County, Texas, ordered the early release of Bernie Tiede, the now-55-year-old convicted murderer played by Jack Black in Richard Linklater’s 2012 dark comedy, “Bernie.” One of the conditions: that Tiede live in Linklater’s garage apartment.

“It got reported strangely,” the director admits. “There were headlines like ‘Judge Orders Murderer to Live With Filmmaker.’ There were jokes immediately on the Internet, like ‘Zodiac Killer Crashing at Fincher’s.’

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Sebastian Stan Will Star (and Star, And Star Again) In “ARQ”



Sebastian Stan will star in the indie sci-fi film ARQ. Written by Tony Elliott and directed by Craig David Wallace, the film follows an engineer who has survived the collapse of civilization, and is now reliving the last day of his life over and over again. Sarah Timmons and Christina Piovesan are producing and Peter Block is executive producing for Corvid Pictures.

“ARQ” is the first feature film from Elliott, and depending on shooting and release dates, will be either the first or second from Wallace. Elliott’s previous work has been as a story editor and writer for BBC America’s “Orphan Black,” while Wallace created and executive produced the Canadian horror comedy series “Todd & the Book of Pure Evil” (a project which he worked on with Corvid Pictures). Of course, writers and directors often change tonally between projects–just look at Steven Soderbergh–but based on what there is of Wallace and Elliott’s previous work, I think it’s safe to say that “ARQ” will not be aiming for understated.

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Even though I am slightly tired of time-loop movies, this one sound genuinely interesting and I am happy for him that he finally got a role post The Winter Soldier, and plus I am always here for original sci-fis too.

As useless as searching for meaning in a Katy Perry concert

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Seeing a Katy Perry concert raises lots of questions. Is there symbolism behind each wig change? Are those sparkle cat costumes an homage to “Cats: The Musical”? Does she really believe that stars are “cosmic jewels”? What’s with that music video interlude that shows her in a mental institution? Why is there pizza on stage?

It quickly becomes apparent, though, that searching for meaning at a Katy Perry concert – one that is filled with impossibly glittery outfits and neon paint and people dressed as animals – is an intriguing but useless exercise. And it was clear that during Perry’s sold-out show at the Verizon Center on Tuesday night that no one was supposed to do anything but scream, dance with reckless abandon and take in the brightly colored spectacle in front of them.

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Who has the best tours, both in theme and execution?

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Online Dating Advice From Catfish's Nev Schulman

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From reader Melissa: Dear Nev, Do you think online dating and all the ways to meet someone online have helped dating or hurt dating? I haven't online-dated, so I have no experience there, but lots of friends have had more iffy experiences than great ones.

I worry that people now think they will find the fairy-tale prince charming because there are so many more people to meet online than ever before...but the truth is that every relationship takes work and compromise and has its ups and downs. You have to be willing to stick together and earn each other's love.

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Catfish post since the other person is MIA?

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Tonight's Catfish episode might be the most confusing love triangle yet.



Strap in, guys: We’re getting ready for this week’s new episode of Catfish, ”Miranda & Cameryn,” and we have a feeling it’s not going to wrap up quite as nicely as last week’s episode did with Solana and Elijah. Once again, someone’s ignoring every glaring red flag that’s popped up in their relationship, all in the name of love — but really, who hasn’t been guilty of that? This time around, it’s Miranda’s turn, and she’s part of the weirdest love triangle we’ve ever heard of. It’s Miranda, James, and Cameryn, except James and Cameryn are the same person. Confused yet? I’ll try to explain.

It all started back when Miranda, a 21-year-old from Minnesota, fell in love with a guy named Cameryn who she (obviously) met online. I can’t blame her — after Catfish showed his photos, I almost fell in love with him. Damn, he’s cute. But as most cute internet boyfriends tend to be, at least on this show, Cameryn wasn’t the real deal, and he proceeded to lead Miranda on.

Then, as they always do, the excuses started happening just as Miranda and Cameryn got close enough that she wanted to meet him: A family emergency here, a broken down car there, and, of course, Catfish’s classic “My webcam is broken.” How many times do Nev and Max have to tell you guys? Skype. It. Out. Seriously. If they won’t Skype, move on. But matters of the heart are not always solved by Skype, and if they were, we wouldn’t have such an awesome show.

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Mostly an excuse for a discussion post.
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Ed Sheeran hits No.1 on iTunes in 65 countries with new album x



Ed Sheeran has topped the iTunes sales chart in 65 countries with his new album x.

The singer's second studio collection - pronounced 'multiply' - was released earlier this week and has reached the top spot on digital stores in the UK, US, Australia and Germany.

Sheeran has also reached number one on iTunes stores in Denmark, France, Mexico, Italy, Egypt, Israel, Brazil, Portugal, Spain and South Africa.

The new album features his hit single 'Sing', along with new tracks 'Don't', 'One' and 'I'm A Mess'.

Sheeran dominated the UK iTunes songs chart last week after releasing a new track everyday in the run-up to his new album. At one point he occupied eight spots on the Top 10 best-selling songs chart.

The star will play the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury this weekend (Sunday, June 29), three years after performing on the BBC Introducing Stage at the festival back in 2011.


Never really liked Finster for some reason, but his album is pretty good

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Tom Hardy Looking All Sorts Of Amazing In The New Set Of "Mad Max Fury Road" Stills!

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It was thirty five years ago that George Miller's Max Mad left a massive impact on the action movie genre as a then 23 year old Mel Gibson took on a leading role in the desolate setting. Mad Max: Fury Road will see the director head back to that world with a new story and cast, and in a brief interview with Entertainment Weekly, Miller said: "I wanted to tell a linear story–a chase that starts as the movie begins and continues for 110 minutes. In this crucible of very intense action, the characters are revealed." What do you guys think about?

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Boy, 14, takes cheeky selfie with the Queen during Belfast tour

A cheeky 14-year-old boy jumped out of a crowd to surprise the Queen during her trip to Northern Ireland – and took a quick selfie while he was at it.

Her Majesty looked confused after being snapped unexpectedly by Jack Surgenor during her tour of Belfast’s St Georges Market.

The royal selfie was revealed by ITV News.

In the short clip you can see the lad photographing Queen Elizabeth as she walks through the crowd.






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Jennifer Lopez 'Got Her Family' To Go Vegan With Her For Support, Including Her 6-Year Old Twins


She turns 45 in less than a month.

But Jennifer Lopez is in the best shape of her life after dropping 10 pounds with her strict vegan diet and daily six-hour dance workouts.

'You got to work out, you got to watch what you eat. It's a job - you've got to buckle down,' the pop diva told the July 7 edition of Us Weekly.

'I feel great mentally and physically!'

For the past five weeks, the two-time Grammy nominee whittled her waist from a size 4 to 2 after cutting out dairy, meat, and gluten.

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Boston EMS: Dozens hospitalized during show at TD Garden

Dozens of teenage ravers were hospitalized tonight during a show at the TD Garden featuring a Swedish DJ, Boston EMS said.


Many of those attending the electronic dance music show featuring DJ Avicii arrived already intoxicated, said Deputy EMS Superintendent Mike Bosse.


EMS transported 22 people to the hospital, and 12 more were being evaluated, Bosse said. After he gave that estimate, patients continued to stream out of the TD Garden. EMS later called for a bus to take another 10 people to hospitals.


“This street is being secured for EMS and EMS only,” Bosse told security at the Garden. “So you better send somebody to talk to me.”


Bosse said he contacted the Boston Police Licensing Division, which arrived and cited the TD Garden for allowing a large number of intoxicated concert goers on the premises.

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A similar incident happened at an Avicii concert in Toronto last month

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This Rachet Wig -- Kim K Not a Blonde


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Kim Kardashian West revealed on a her instagram account that the blonde hair she posted earlier is just a wig. Rest assured, a brunette beauty she shall stay.

She shared the 'news' of going back to blonde in a selfie at the hairdressers on Wednesday.

And despite later revealing that the new look was actually just a wig, Kimmycakes still enjoyed shocking fans as she left her apartment in New York on Wednesday, as they were desperate to get a picture with the reality star.

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Frances Bean Cobain Had A Fangirl Moment For Britney Spears On Twitter Last Night



The Love-Cobain family is sure doing their fair share of lovin’ on the pop world as of late, aren’t they?

Just last week, Hole frontwoman Courtney Love posted a #Beautiful Instagram of herself getting cozy with "the elusive shawntoose" herself, Mariah Carey. We rejoiced! (And prayed for a future collaboration, of course.) And now, her daughter is getting in on the pop action too.

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What's your favourite Britney uptempo/ballad?
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Arian Foster's alleged Mistress Gives Birth

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The woman claiming NFL star Arian Foster knocked her up and then tried to force her to have an abortion has welcomed a baby boy into the world ... and she claims he looks just like daddy.

Brittany Norwood gave birth to Gatsby Alexander Norwood Foster Monday in Houston.

Brittany tells us, "he's perfect." And she wants to make this clear ... the kid looks "identical to my biological father's baby pictures."

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