July 15th, 2014

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Neil Young Cancels Israel Concert + Obama Adresses Conflict at White House Iftar

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse has cancelled their July 17 Tel Aviv concert, according to Warner Brothers Records, due to the security situation in Israel. The band”s only Israeli date was at the city’s main Hayarkon Park.

A spokesperson for Young said, “It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we must cancel our one and only Israeli concert due to tensions which have rendered the event unsafe at this time. We’ll miss the opportunity to play for our fans and look forward to playing in Israel and Palestine in peace.”

“I will be making donations to both the Louise Tillie Alpert Youth Music Centre of Israel, and Heartbeat,” Young’s statement said, “two organizations that teach music to Palestinian and Israeli youth simultaneously by enabling them to play music together.”

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Nike Salutes Derek Jeter's Baseball Legacy in Sweet Ad



Nike has mad respect for Derek Jeter.

And rightfully so. The Yankees player celebrates 20 years in the baseball game this season. In honor of Jeter's upcoming retirement, the Jordan brand — which has sponsored Jeter since 1999 — released a sweet video entitled "RE2PECT."

In the ad, several fans, athletes and celebrities, including Tiger Woods, Carmelo Anthony, Jay Z and Billy Crystal, tip their hats to Jeter. (No big deal.)

Then, prepare yourselves. Even a couple of Red Sox fans and Mets players get in on the hat-tipping salutes.

Apparently, Derek Jeter is so legendary Nike will even hire actors to act as Red Sox fans and Mets players who tip their hats to their rival.

Nah, we're kidding. It's well-deserved. Jeter is one of just 28 players to surpass 3,000 career hits and is currently eighth on the all-time hits list with 3,408, according to MLB.

The ad will air on Tuesday night during Jeter’s final All-Star game.

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NBC's Charles Manson drama is fleshing out it's cast


David Duchovny to Star in Charles Manson Drama at NBC

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Awake alum Michaela McManus, Justified's David Meunier and The Last Ship's Chris Sheffield have boarded the series starring David Duchovny, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The 13-episode drama Aquarius, created by John McNamara (In Plain Sight), is set in the 1960s and stars Duchovny as Sam Hodiak, a Los Angeles police sergeant investigating a then-unknown Charles Manson. McNamara exec produces alongside Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Alexandra Cunningham, Jonas Pate, Melanie Greene and Duchovny, with Pate on board to direct.

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Salem's EP answers burning finale questions






You probably have some questions after all the head-exploding twists packed into the Season 1 finale of WGN America's "Salem."

Zap2it spoke with executive producer Brannon Braga and asked him as many of the burning questions left after all the revelations in the episode as possible. Let's go through the characters and their fates one by one -- that is,[Spoiler (click to open)]unless you had a Mrs. Hale moment and are busy cleaning some metaphorical brains off the wall.

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OMG that finale was insane! Can't wait for S2. Not a word on poor, naive foolish Isaac?
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Demi Lovato reveals new Really Don't Care Artwork + Remixes, has dinner with the POTUS



Demi Lovato‘s new single, “Really Don’t Care” has quickly become a fan favorite, thanks to its strong defiant message.


But the singer tells us she especially likes it’s dual meaning.“Whether its a break-up song or it’s just saying that you really don’t care what other people think, I think it’s an anthem for people,” Demi explains to On Air with Ryan Seacrest. “It’s something that everyone can relate to, whether you’ve been bullied or you’re going through a bad breakup.”
Check out the cover art of “Really Don’t Care” above, which Demi gave On Air with Ryan Seacrest to exclusively unveil … and download the song and the rest of her Demi album on iTunes here!
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NBD, Guys—Demi Lovato Just Ate Pizza with the President. Here's What Went Down!



Even though Demi Lovato is busy gearing up for her first-ever world tour and putting out the coolest music videos ever, she still has time to grab a bite to eat. With the President. In a castle. It's really no big deal or anything (!!!), but when we caught up with the star, she told us it was basically the greatest experience ever. And you're about to find out why.
It's not every day people get to hang out with the Prez, but Demi and her boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama, got to enjoy a delish dinner while he was in Texas last week. The couple met up with Obama and Gov. Rick Perry at director Robert Rodriguez's castle and talked some serious politics, all while enjoying a homemade pie. "I was super nervous, but a little more comfortable since I had already met Obama a year or two ago," Demi says. "It was cool to see him— it's always amazing to see the President. It wasn't like a huge, formal sit-down dinner. Everyone was eating and hanging out, and then we all sat down and talked to him and listened to what he was working on with politics."
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‘The Killing’ Season 4 Trailer on Netflix



Netflix is giving fans of “The Killing” a first look at the fourth — and final — season of the murder-mystery series, which will hit the streaming service worldwide August. 1.

The six-episode final season picks up after the season three finale, with Detective Linden (Mireille Enos) and Detective Holder (Joel Kinnaman) assigned a new case: a seemingly picture-perfect family is murdered, survived only by the son, Kyle Stansbury (Tyler Ross), who was shot in the head during the massacre.

Joan Allen guest stars this season as Col. Margaret Rayne, headmaster of the all-boys military academy Kyle attends. The new season also stars Gregg Henry, Sterling Beaumon and Levi Meaden.

“The Killing” was canceled by AMC in 2012 after two seasons, but was revived when Netflix teamed with the cabler in a shared-window pact. AMC canceled the show last year after the third season, but Netflix again stepped in to buy a limited-run fourth season from Fox Television Studios.

The first three seasons of “The Killing” are currently available for streaming on Netflix. The series is created and executive-produced by Veena Sud. Mikkel Bondesen is executive producer for Fabrik Entertainment. Kristen Campo also serves as co-executive producer for Fabrik. “The Killing” is produced by Fox Television Studios for Netflix.

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Can't wait to see Holder and his BFF again. So glad Netflix ordered a fourth season - even if it is only six episodes. We need a proper end to this series. Hopefully the writers came up with something good for the final season.
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Luiz Felipe Scolari QUITS Brazil job after leading World Cup 2014 host nation to first back-to-back



Luiz Felipe Scolari quit as manager of Brazil after the host nation tasted their first back-to-back defeats on home soil since 1940 during a humiliating World Cup.

The 65-year-old stood down after Brazil failed to restore pride on Saturday as they were beaten 3-0 by Holland in the third place play-off, having lost 7-1 in the semi-final five days before to Germany.

The decision was announced by the Brazilian Football Confederation following a meeting between Scolari and president Jose Maria Marin.

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Karrueche Talks Dating Chris Brown & Battling Rihanna



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Karrueche Tran's on-and-off-and-on-again relationship with Chris Brown has more turnovers than an NBA chip game but she continues to deal with it like a champ.

During a recent appearance on BET's Just Keke, Kae opened up to host Keke Palmer about coping with heartbreak and all the drama that comes with dating a celeb. "I had never dated a celebrity before so it was very new to me, paparazzi and all that," said Tran, who's been dating Brown since 2011.

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Girl you need to love yourself. I feel bad for her but come on now you know you're better than this. It ain't nothing cut that bitch off. 

Drake Announces Fourth Album 'Views From The 6'

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Drake hasn’t even begun recording his fourth album in earnest, but it already has a title: “Views From The 6.”

Drake was set to confirm the album title Tuesday morning (July 15) as part of an exhaustive roster of upcoming projects. The first arrives tomorrow (July 16), when the 27-year-old rapper hosts The ESPYs on ESPN. Then his record label OVO Sound, distributed by Warner Bros., will release its first two projects – Majid Jordan’s EP “Place Like This” and PARTYNEXTDOOR’s second full-length release, "PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO" on July 29. PARTYNEXTDOOR premiered a new song with Drake, “Recognize,” earlier this week as one of two songs available on the album’s pre-order.

As for Drake’s new album, it’s not entirely clear what “The 6” is, though a recent online hoax would suggest it’s a reference to his hometown. Shortly after April Fool’s this spring, pictures of fake Toronto billboards supposedly planted by Drake started cropping up, and got picked up by blogs like Complex and HotNewHipHop. One of them was emblazoned with the number 6, while another read “T6r6nt6 – 416 The Six 647,” shouting out the city’s two most prominent area codes. Drake fan site Word on Road ultimately shot the veracity of the billboards’ existence down, but chances are “Views From the 6” are as much of a hometown shout-out as Jennifer Lopez’s Bronx-repping “On The 6” was back in ’99.

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Josh Dallas and Colin O'Donoghue go see a soccer game together

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Josh Dallas and his Once Upon a Time co-star Colin O’Donoghue get in some R&R at the Vancouver Whitecaps game on Saturday (July 12) at the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, Canada.

The 32-year-old actor and Colin, 33, cheered on the Whitecaps as they played Chivas. Chivas beat the Whitecaps 3-1.

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Marvel's Big "The View" Announcement: Thor Will be Replaced by a Woman

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Thor's been causing trouble again. On this morning's "The View," it was announced that Marvel's God of Thunder has once again been stripped of his magical hammer due to misbehavior, and that it will instead be bestowed (probably temporarily) upon a random blonde earth lady who comes across it in a comic title that has yet to be named.

So far it doesn't seem like this new wielder is anyone we know. According to our nerd consultants, she will be the third woman worthy of Mjolnir through comics history: Ororo Munroe (aka Storm), Diana Prince (aka Wonder Woman), and now this mystery lady.

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"Marvel is excited to announce an all-new era for the God of Thunder in brand new series, THOR, written by Jason Aaron (Thor: God of Thunder, Original Sin) complimented with art from Russell Dauterman (Cyclops).

This October, Marvel Comics evolves once again in one of the most shocking and exciting changes ever to shake one of Marvel’s “big three” – Captain America, Iron Man and Thor – Marvel Comics will be introducing an all-new THOR, GOD OF THUNDER. No longer is the classic male hero able to hold the mighty hammer, Mjölnir, a brand new female hero will emerge will who will be worthy of the name THOR. Who is she? Where did she come from and what is her connection to Asgard and the Marvel Universe?

“The inscription on Thor's hammer reads ‘Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.’ Well it's time to update that inscription,” says Marvel editor Wil Moss. “The new Thor continues Marvel's proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, Storm, Black Widow and more. And this new Thor isn't a temporary female substitute - she's now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy!”

Series writer Jason Aaron emphasizes, “This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.”

THOR is the latest in the ever-growing and long list of female-centric titles that continues to invite new readers into the Marvel Universe. This female THOR is the 8th title to feature a lead female protagonist and aims to speak directly to an audience that long was not the target for Super Hero comic books in America: women and girls."

(from: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=54067)

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Why Jack Antonoff of Bleachers Loves Writing Pop Songs


"The only way to get back to the golden age of music isn't to make a "fuck-you" record that 11 people hear."

In TIME’s new profile of Jack Antonoff, the Bleachers mastermind and fun. guitarist spoke about recruiting some of his biggest influences to give his new album, Strange Desire (out July 15), a sound that was both nostalgic and futuristic at the same time.

But the 30-year-old says his biggest influence wasn't the sound of the 1980s, but actually the attitudes toward music in the 1990s — an era when it wasn't uncool to want to write big, unapologetic anthems for the whole world.

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2014 Polaris Music Prize Short List



The 10 albums on the 2014 Polaris Music Prize Short List were revealed at The Carlu‘s Round Room in Toronto earlier today.

Here is the list:

Arcade Fire — Reflektor
Basia Bulat — Tall Tall Shadow
Mac DeMarco — Salad Days
Drake — Nothing Was The Same
Jessy Lanza — Pull My Hair Back
Owen Pallett — In Conflict
Shad — Flying Colours
Tanya Tagaq — Animism
Timber Timbre — Hot Dreams
YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN — UZU

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Jeff Goldblum engaged

Jeff Goldblum and his girlfriend Emilie Livingston are engaged!

The 61-year-old actor proposed to his 31-year-old girlfriend last week while on vacation in Hawaii. She’s been documenting their engagement on her Twitter and Instagram page over the past several days!





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Disney's 'Jungle Book' Adaptation Casts Mowgli

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After an extensive search, Disney’s The Jungle Book adaptation has found its Mowgli.

Neel Sethi, a 10-year-old newcomer from New York, will star in the film as the young boy who is raised by jungle animals. He’ll be the only actor to appear onscreen in the project, which is a combination of live-action and animation. DIsney has slated it for release in 3D on October 9, 2015.

Jon Favreau is directing the film from a script by Justin Marks.

Idris Elba already has been cast as the voice of the tiger Shere Khan, Ben Kingsley will voice the black panther Bagheera, and Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o are also in talks for Disney’s take on Rudyard Kipling's classic tale.

“Casting is the most important element of any film and finding the right kid to play Mowgli was imperative,” said Favreau. “Neel has tremendous talent and charisma. There is a lot riding on his little shoulders and I’m confident he can handle it.”

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I'm just glad they didn't cast a white kid for Mowgli.
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Cameron Diaz on Rumors She Hooked Up with Drew Barrymore: 'That Makes Me Vomit in My Mouth'



Cameron Diaz gets her close up on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine’s August 2014 issue, on newsstands July 22.

Here’s what the 41-year-old Sex Tape actress had to share with the mag:

On rumors that she and Drew Barrymore have hooked up: “Literally, I said, ‘That makes me want to vomit in my mouth.’ That’s like saying I am having sex with my sister. Are you crazy? I wouldn’t even ménage with her!”

On attracting attention: “What I said, always, and how I still feel, is that if I wanted to have a child in my life, I would have a child in my life. I don’t know what life has ahead of me. I’m open. Anything is possible”.

On getting older: “I know there are a lot of things you lose when you get older but there’s so much you gain. Why would I want to stay 22 when I can be 62? I think 62 is going to be a lot better than 22. I don’t want any of it back. I just want to move forward.”

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RHONJ season premiere TANKS in the ratings!!!!

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Season 6 “RHONJ” premiere was filled with new housewives, the return of an original housewife and a whole lot of emotions – but its main focus was on Teresa Giudice! – This resulted on just 2.1 million viewers. And although this number seems huge, it is much smaller than what the show had been getting! Teresa and her husband Joe are indicted on federal fraud charges and could face a long time in prison: “Bravo was worried about ‘The Teresa Troubles.’ It could have given them huge ratings or hurt them. In the end, it is obvious it hurt the,” a production insider tells NAUGHTY BUT NICE ROB.

Even more concerning than the total viewer number, is the key demo – that advertisers love – this number was lower than it was in season 1, when the ladies were all unknown! The episode started with her sister-in-law Melissa calling Teresa to check to see if some rumors are true, Teresa says they aren’t true, and after she hangs up, her daughter Gia asks what she was talking about on the phone. Teresa tries to brush it off which leads to the first emotional moment: Gia, who is 12-years-old, says she’s old enough to comprehend what is going on and bursts into tears, and so does Teresa. Joe gives an emotional speech about the importance of family, which makes Gia cry … again. Then the next screen reads “In Memory of Frank Giudice,” who passed away this year. So many feelings. Throughout the season we will see how Teresa and her family handle the charges.

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Cameron Diaz & Jason Segel NASTY to fans ......

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Cameron Diaz and Jason Segal dazzled on the red carpet at the New York City premiere of their flick Sex Tape , but off the carpet the pair was a flop with fans, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.According to several eyewitnesses, fans were shocked at how “awful” Diaz, 41, and Segal, 34, were to their admirers at the Regal Union Square Theater on Monday when approached for photos and autographs.“It’s not like the fans were following them at a hotel or restaurant, it was a film premiere with fans,” one eyewitness told Radar.

“Both of their attitudes were disgusting.” After waiting hours for a chance at meeting the movie stars, the fans were ignored — and even “lectured” by Diaz, as one fan put it. “When a 20-something fan asked Jason for a photo as he left the premiere he said, ‘No’ and literally slammed the car door right in the fan’s face. People gasped, that’s how bad it was,” the source said. “And when Cameron was spotted, she also refused the fans telling them, ‘If I did it for you I’d have have to do it for everyone’ before storming off.” Although Segal attended the after-party, fans spotted both he and Diaz jetting from the theater before the movie even started. “Cameron was as unfriendly as can be and it was really disappointing. And Jason was downright nasty to his fans,” another insider told Radar. “There were literally only four of five fans waiting and asking for them when they left. It was not a huge crowd and would have taken less time for them to sign an autograph or take a picture rather than giving a lecture about not doing it.”
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Miley Cyrus is ‘Inspiring’ and ‘Professional’ According to Icona Pop

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Icona Pop have nothing but good things to say about their new pal Miley Cyrus.

The pop duo opened for the 21-year-old singer on her recent Bangerz Tour, and had more than a few kind words to share with E! News about their experience.

“She’s such an amazing girl. Super down-to-earth and caring,” the pair shared. “It was such a good vibe [on tour] and she’s so hardworking. She really inspired us. She’s really, really cool.”

The Swedish girls went on to add, “I think the best thing with her is that she grew up in a family that was kind of famous so the best part about her is that she knows how to combine fun with work as well. She would never risk a show by going out the night before but if she was free the night after, she would definitely go out and have a good time.”

Despite the ‘Wrecking Ball’ star’s crazy antics, Icona Pop insist she’s super professional. “She’s really a smart woman and everything on stage … was her idea. She’s the boss of everything and it’s just very inspiring to be around someone who’s having a lot of fun because she’s doing stuff her way and with her friends and her crew, but in a very professional way.”
It’s nice to hear that underneath Miley’s wild, twerking ways, she’s a pro!

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ONTD - does Miley Cyrus inspire you the same way??

Sandra Bullock confronted stalker inside her home, report says

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The alleged stalker police arrested last month at the home of Sandra Bullock actually came face-to-face with the Oscar-winning star.
TMZ.com said Tuesday that according to a warrant police obtained to search the home of Joshua Corbett, the intruder was inside Bullock's Beverly Hills estate around 1 a.m. on June 8.

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Clear Channel’s ‘On the Verge’ program helped make Iggy Azalea a star. Here’s how it works.

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It’s harder than ever these days for a new singer to break into the music industry. But things just got a little easier for a lucky few: Those who land a coveted spot in the iHeartRadio “On the Verge” program run by Clear Channel, which has the largest reach of any radio outlet in the country.

While companies frequently invent ways to spotlight rising stars (MTV resurrected “Total Request Live” just to plug Ariana Grande’s new album), Clear Channel has made a particularly striking move, taking advantage of its massive audience to promote new singers. When an artist’s song is named “On the Verge,” all of the company’s radio stations are required to play that song at least 150 times.

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2014 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot winner™ James Rodríguez for Real Madrid Move

Betting Special: Real Madrid odds on favourites to make James Rodríguez the latest Galáctico.


Having thrust himself into the spotlight with a Golden Boot-winning performance at the World Cup, the Colombian star now looks set to trade Monaco for the Santiago Bernabeu.

After setting the World Cup alight with an unrivalled six goals in just five games, James Rodriguez is perhaps the most in-demand player in European football this summer.

Fittingly, Champions League winners Real Madrid seem intent on adding the Monaco man to their already impressive array of Galacticos, and are currently clear favourites to seal his signature.

With Los Blancos reportedly already in negotiations over a proposed €70 million (£55.5m) move, the Colombian looks likely to achieve his "life dream" of moving to the Santiago Bernabeu.

However, not content with already adding Luis Suarez to their line-up, Barcelona are supposedly attempting to gazump their bitter rivals for their primary transfer target, although they remain outsiders to succeed in turning his head. Aside from the Spanish heavyweights, a number of the continent’s biggest clubs have been linked with the talented 23-year-old, who now seems certain to have played his last match at the Stade Louis II.

Fellow Ligue 1 billionaires Paris Saint-Germain are on offer at to convince the World Cup Golden Boot winner to defect to the French capital, while Bayern Munich are also priced at to bring him to Germany.

Premier League big spenders Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United are also available at to tempt the former Porto man to England, although each seem focused on other targets.

Having already brought Alexis Sanchez to the Emirates this summer, you can get odds of on Arsenal sending their fans into dreamland by adding another South American World Cup star to their increasingly promising squad.

Meanwhile, Italian champions Juventus are also rated at to reinvest the money that could be coming their way for Arturo Vidal on Rodriguez, a statement of intent for an ailing Serie A.

Ariana Grande, 5SOS And Usher Are Bringing ‘A Whole Lotta Love’ To The VMAs

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Sure, the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards will feature performances from the biggest names in today’s music — Usher, Ariana Grande and Five Seconds of Summer are just the first to be announced — but that doesn’t mean it won’t be a classic.

A new promo video for the August 24 show features Led Zeppelin’s 1969 “Whole Lotta Love,” a legendary and rambunctious track that’s perfect for a show as esteemed and unpredictable as the VMAs.

Considered by many to be one of the greatest rock songs of all time — and among the best guitar tracks in history — “Whole Lotta Love” was the opening track off Led Zeppelin II, which will be one of three Zeppelin albums that will get a deluxe re-release on June 3.

Starting with the releases of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III, the band will reissue all nine of its studio albums in chronological order, each remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page. The albums will also feature dozens of unheard studio and live recordings.

“The material on the companion discs presents a portal to the time of the recording of Led Zeppelin,” Page said in a statement to MTV News. “It is a selection of work in progress with rough mixes, backing tracks, alternate versions, and new material recorded at the time.”

Don’t miss the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards when they air live from the Forum in Inglewood, California, on August 24 at 9 p.m. ET.

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Zayn Malik makes Instagram account public & joins the #lagunatribe today! ✌

ATTENTION ALL DIRECTIONERS! Zayn Malik has made his Instagram account public. We repeat, Zayn Malik has made his Instagram account public.


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Now stop what you are doing, and go follow him! Having a hard time finding Zayn's official account? That is because his username is his full name spelled backwards. Still not sure if this is Zayn's real Instagram account? Does the fact that Perrie Edwards follow him make it more official? It certainly does for us, and we have already hit the "Follow" button. What about you?

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'Power Rangers' Movie Enlists 'X-Men' Writers

Additionally, Roberto Orci is joining the film as an executive producer and will develop the story with Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz.
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The Power Rangers have found their creative team. The upcoming movie being developed by Lionsgate and rights holder Saban Brands will be scripted by X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz. Additionally, Roberto Orci, one of the screenwriters behind the Transformers and Star Trek movies, is coming on board as an exec producer.

Orci who recently split with screenwriting partner Alex Kurtzman, has formed a new venture, Sneaky Shark. Orci will develop the movie’s story along with Miller and Stentz, with the latter two handling screenwriting duties.

Power Rangers was a '90s TV series and global marketing franchise, initially called The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, that used footage from a Japanese children’s show. It first aired on Fox Kids then in the 2000s on Disney-owned channels. A movie also hit theaters in 1995.

The new movie promises to completely re-envision the Rangers, a group of high school kids who are infused with unique superpowers but must harness and use those powers as a team if they have any hope of saving the world.

Haim Saban, who created the franchise, will produce Power Rangers with Saban Brands’ head of development and production Brian Casentini. Also producing is Allison Shearmur, who oversaw The Hunger Games when she was Lionsgate’s president of production and recently produced Disney's Cinderella.

In addition to First Class, Miller and Stentz have screenwriting credit on Marvel’s Thor and are working on a Terminator TV series. They worked with Orci on Fringe, the cult TV show he created with Kurtzman.

In addition to three Transformers movies and two Trek films, Orci’s writing credits include Mission: Impossible III, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Cowboys & Aliens, among several others.

Orci is repped by CAA, Miller and Stentz by WME and Principato Young Entertainment. Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-president Erik Feig and executive vp production and development Jim Miller are overseeing Rangers.

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Nick Carter and Jordan Knight Make Boy Band Dreams Come True on New Single, ‘One More Time’



Boy bands unite!

Nick Carter and Jordan Knight have released their first single, “One More Time,” from their side project Nick & Knight.

The Backstreet Boy and New Kids on the Block member have made teenage dreams come true by joining forces to create a super-duo. And their new uptempo pop song sounds like it could have been pulled from either one of their boy-band catalogs.

The two trade verses as they sing about girlfriends who’ll never find anyone as good as them (obviously). Their voices come together in perfect harmony over the catchy chorus and a lot of Woo Hoo, Woo Hoos, which we can already imagine singing along to when they hit the road on their North American tour this fall.

“I know that you been thinking/ You’re better off leaving, but you’re never going to find another me/ You’re gonna feel so stupid when you realize what you did/ No one could make you feel like me,” Nick and Jordan sing.

“It just feels good to finally now be out of the gate,” Jordan told Ryan Seacrest in an interview. “You can really hear the chemistry and you can almost visualize us onstage performing, so I think it will do well for fans’ imaginations and what they’re going to look forward to when they come on our tour.”

Their album, Nick & Knight, drops September 2.

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Nick Lachey's Wife Vanessa Lachey Pregnant, Couple Expecting a Baby Girl!



Nick Lachey‘s wife Vanessa is pregnant with the couple’s second child, he confirmed on his Twitter account!

The 40-year-old television personality announced the news in the most adorable way on Twitter.

“Can’t think of a better way to celebrate 3 years of marriage to my beautiful @VanessaLachey than this! #family,” Nick wrote on Twitter, which included a picture that read, “It’s a girl!”

The couple welcomed their first child, Camden John Lachey, back in 2012.

Congrats to the happy couple! We can’t wait to find out more info!

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Kelly Brook & Fiance David McIntosh Catch 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' at The Grove!



Kelly Brook and her fiance David McIntosh keep close after breaking a sweat at Crunch Gym for their daily workout on Monday afternoon (July 14) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

That same day, the 34-year-old English supermodel and her beau were spotted looking cool and casual while making their way to The Grove in Hollywood.

“Planet of the Apes 🐒👍 #GeniusMovieMaking,” Kelly wrote on her Twitter account after seeing a screening of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes at Pacific Theatres that evening.

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Judge Tosses Defamation Suit Brought by Real-Life Kramer Who Inspired ‘Seinfeld’

A New York judge analyzes whether one popular catchphrase from the show, when shouted from a bus, can be interpreted as a homophobic taunt.


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TV catchphrases can be annoying, but not necessarily taunting. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Today's lesson in the high bar imposed on defamation plaintiffs comes from Kenny Kramer, the inspiration for the eccentric character of Cosmo Kramer on Seinfeld. Kramer sued former series staff writer Fred Stoller and Skyhorse Publishing over a description of what happened on one of Kramer's reality bus tours in New York.

In 1996, Stoller was a special guest on the tour and recounted his experience in a published memoir entitled Kramer's Reality. Stoller reported that on the tour, one of Kramer's employees kept screaming out famous lines from Seinfeld, including "No soup for you!" "The pick!" "Hello, Newman" and more.

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Selena Gomez Deposed in Justin Bieber Lawsuit




LOS ANGELES — Singer-actress Selena Gomez was secretly deposed in a lawsuit involving her sometime BF Justin Bieber‘s alleged attack on a photographer in Los Angeles — and Gossip Extra has the exclusive details.

In an unusual arrangement, the lawyers for both the paparazzo and the 21-year-old singer of Come & Get it agreed to keep the deposition quiet and signed a confidentiality agreement.

But a source knowledgeable about the deposition at a lawyer’s office in the Los Angeles area tells me photographer Jose Duran‘s legal team grilled Gomez for nearly two hours — but came away with little new information.

“In a nutshell, she doesn’t know much and didn’t see much about the incident,” the source said. “It wasn’t like Justin Bieber’s deposition back in Miami. Selena’s a professional, and she couldn’t be rattled.”

Bieber did not sit in on the testimony but one of his lawyers did.
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Rihanna - I Didn't Even Realize I Tweeted #FreePalestine

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Rihanna deleted her #FreePalestine tweet 8 minutes after she posted it because she says it was never meant to be sent out in the first place ... a source close to the singer tells TMZ.

One source connected to the situation tells TMZ, "She deleted it because it was never meant to be tweeted," adding, "She didn't even realize it was a tweet until she started hearing from her fans."

The source says Rihanna was reading about the Middle East conflict online when she clicked a link. The next thing she knew ... her fans were asking her why she was pro-Palestine.

The explanation is obviously curious. In order to tweet, someone would either have to type the message or cut and paste it, and then click the "Tweet" button.

Our source says Rihanna is not pro-Palestine or pro-Israel ... "she is pro-peace," saying, "She doesn't want innocent people dying."

So we gotta ask ... Are YOU buying her story?

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Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron Screens Hulk Vs. Iron Man Footage And More Ahead Of Comic-Con



It was reported last month that Disney has screened the first footage from Avengers: Age of Ultron at the CineEurope convention, but sadly none of the lucky viewers had described, or even hinted at, what they saw. Well, it appears Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige brought that footage to the United Kingdom where he was holding a preview and Q&A for Guardians of the Galaxy. Thanks to both Geek Syndicate and Film3Sixty, we have some vague details of that Age of Ultron sneak peek.

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King of the Puppies Tom Hardy plays with his dog on the set of Legend


Tom Hardy melted hearts when he got friendly with a canine costar (his dog Woodstock) on the set of his latest project, Legend, in London on Tuesday. The handsome actor was dressed in a retro costume while he rubbed the happy pup in between takes on a park lawn. Tom's interactions with his dog costars are somewhat legendary. The actor famously cuddled up with an adorable puppy on the set of Animal Rescue in NYC last March, and he's also taken his love of animals to the small screen with his 2013 documentary, Poaching Wars With Tom Hardy, which had him interacting with African wildlife. Aside from hanging out with furry friends, Tom has been keeping busy with several new releases, and his latest project, Child 44, was recently given a release date for 2015.

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Leighton Meester Calls Out Our Fear of Women in Think Piece



Leighton Meester’s piece for the Huffington Post is her stab at justifying Of Mice and Men as subtly feminist. It’s smart. Meester believes that the audiences at the show are laughing at her character’s death yet protesting when the dog dies because we still fear women.

Meester proposes that it’s Steinbeck’s ingenious subtext that makes you fear, ridicule and gang up on her flirtatious character. We die laughing when Curley’s wife actually dies, because she was asking for it. Her read on the whole thing is that the author is forcing us to confront our own ignorance about hating women. She rehashes it, bringing a dash of the female perspective to the table. She notes that in the play, Crooks has to live in a barn and he can’t get in on the card game because he’s black, but there’s nothing in the book to explain why Curley’s wife is so disruptive:

"If this woman is purely a victim, why is she so hated? And if she is truly harmless, why is she so threatening? Without question, it was a commentary on the social climate at the time, which still surprisingly applies today."

To Meester, Curley’s wife’s death feels tragic, but based on the audience reaction, to them, it isn’t.

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I can't use Huffingonton Post as a source, but this summary doesn't do Leighton's blog justice. She brings up great points about the audience being threatened by any female character that deigns to have hopes and dreams of her own rather than simply servicing the male protagonist. A lot of the comments on the boards during previews was that Leighton, as Curley's wife, wasn't sexually desperate and throwing herself at the male players enough, ugh. Anyway, continue being flawless in your post-GG career!
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Rihanna tweets #FreePalestine, deletes it.




Rihanna just inserted herself in the middle of the Middle East conflict by tweeting, "#FreePalestine," but 8 minutes later deleted it.

It's unclear why Rihanna had the change of heart.

Rihanna's tweet comes 3 days after NBA star Dwight Howard tweeted the same thing ... just like Rihanna, Howard deleted the post.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2014/07/15/rihanna-tweet-free-palestine-middle-east-crisis-israel/#ixzz37YaiN2cu
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Cara Delevingne topless picture lends support to Free the Nipple campaign

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The 21-year-old model posted the image to her Instagram account to protest against US laws where it is illegal for women to be topless in 37 states.

Cara Delevingne has stripped-off and bared her breasts - well, kind of.

The supermodel posted a topless image to her Instagram account to show her support for the Free the Nipple campaign.


But while she was flashing the flesh she was also making a political stand by not showing her nipples.

Instead the 21-year-old made sure the key parts were covered in protest of American censorship laws.

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'Southern Charm' Star Is Seriously Running For Senate



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CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - Thomas Ravenel, a former Republican state treasurer in South Carolina who was convicted of drug trafficking and starred in a reality television series, filed a petition on Monday to run as an independent candidate for U.S. Senate, state officials said.

Ravenel, a cast member on Bravo's "Southern Charm" show this spring, collected about 16,500 signatures, more than the 10,000 required by the state to get his name added to the ballot in November, the South Carolina State Election Commission said.

Ravenel, a 51-year-old real estate developer who said he supports limited government, faces long odds against two-term Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham, who easily won his party's nomination last month and has raised more than $9 million.

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It Gets Weird Between KStew and Juliette Binoche in Their New Movie



Next up for Kristen Stewart in her endless attempts to claw her way out from under the shadow of mopey Bella Swan: The Clouds of Sils Maria. Check out the latest trailer, featuring Juliette Binoche and Chloë Grace Moretz.

The plot, via Indiewire: Binoche is an aging actress, tapped to appear in a revival of the play that made her famous, about an ill-fated lesbian romance between an older woman and a scheming younger assistant-turned-lover. Except she's been booted to the older role, with a badly behaved Hollywood starlet (Moretz) taking her place in the younger. She retreats to somewhere Alp-y to prepare and things get weird with (guess who!) her young assistant (Kristen Stewart).

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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Divorce? New Report Claims Kim Is ‘Miserable’ With Kanye

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Kim is completely “miserable” in her marriage. After getting hitched in Florence, Italy, in May, Kim supposedly realized that being Kanye’s wife isn’t what she wanted. Radar Online reports that some people feel as though Kim changed since meeting West — and not for the better.

A source shared: Kim has totally morphed into the person that Kanye envisioned her to be. She’s changed. From demanding Kim overhaul her wardrobe, to forcing her to hang out with his friends, Kanye has just completely taken over her life. Kim doesn’t have any interests of her own that Kanye doesn’t approve of.”

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West seem to be happy together, but it’s hard to know what’s really going on behind closed doors. Kanye does seem controlling in many ways — and it’s clear that Kim has changed since she met him (especially when it comes to her fashion choices via The Telegraph), but do you think she’s actually miserable?

The source added: [Kanye] constantly scrutinizes Kim, and she’s constantly walking on eggshells around him. She begins every sentence with ‘Kanye thinks so and so,’ and ‘Kanye wants this and that. There seems to be a lack of playful banter between Kim and Kanye, and laughter. By all appearances, Kim looks like she has it all — a perfect husband, and a beautiful daughter — but the light and joy in her eyes is gone.”

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'Skeleton Twins' director: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader really are like siblings



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Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader play a pair of estranged siblings who are reconnected at a particularly dark moment for both in the Sundance drama The Skeleton Twins. And, when a depressed Milo (Hader) leaves Los Angeles to live with a similarly depressed Maggie (Wiig) and her earnest, goofy husband (Luke Wilson), it’s not exactly a seamless homecoming, with fights, lies, and past traumas weighing on the once-inseparable twins throughout.

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Atlanta-bound Beyonce and Jay Z in marriage counseling?

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Beyonce and Jay Z, who bring their “On the Run” tour to Atlanta for a sold-out show at the Georgia Dome tonight, are apparently keeping their love alive with an assist from a counseolor, the UK Daily Mirror reports.

‘It's about maintenance rather than trying to fix anything hugely wrong," the outlet reports, citing a source. "They are both happy and their daughter, Blue Ivy, remains their absolute priority."

Fans seeking a parking place tonight may need anger management counseling. As my colleague Melissa Ruggieri reports, work on the new Atlanta stadium has jacked things up quite a bit. See her guidance on navigating the area around the Dome here.

Bey and Jay, you'll recall, starred in a bit of independent filmmaking earlier this year, when her sister Solange went to work on her brother-in-law in an elevator.

What was the scuffle about? Solange isn't saying much, only that everyone's "at peace" now that "that thing" is behind them.

But now check out this video of Bey performing a ballad about being done wrong - with lyrics slightly reworked.



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Kurt Russell says he's filming Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' next year


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2014 will go down in history as the year Quentin Tarantino almost made The Hateful Eight.

The filmmaker was bullish about filming another western after his Oscar winning hit Django Unchained—but after a script leak and an ensuing lawsuit against Gawker, Tarantino seemed to cool on the idea. But at a live read of The Hateful Eight script, he announced that he was in the process of redrafting the screenplay–presumably adding in a character named Dick “The Gawker” Denton, who suffers various horrific-but-hilarious limb-removal procedures.

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Lindsay Clean and Sober While Out Partying in Italy



Lindsay Lohan is officially England’s problem now, because over there she’s treated like the serious artist that she is and she can focus on her craft instead of losing her focus on all that partying shit she gets into in NYC and L.A. So here’s the serious artist not focusing on all that partying shit by partying with a third tier James Gandolfini impersonator at a party for the Ischia Film Festival in Italy last night. When LiLo says she’s changed for the five billionth time, she’s really changed! Speaking of changes, the mixture of delusion, Grey Goose, Adderall and the bad shit must give LiLo the ability to morph her face, because in some picture she looks pretty good and in other pictures (see: the picture above) she looks like Ron Perlman in lazy Megan Fox drag sucking on a lemon while holding in diarrhea. Collapse )

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Black is a colour that will never go out of fashion. And Gemma Arterton proved this statement to be true as she managed to look glamorous in a simple black coat while dining at the Chiltern Firehouse back on July 10th evening. The 28-year-old kept her look simple but oh-so chic as she was pictured making her way into the celebrity hotspot. The actress wore a black shift coat over her ensemble and added a touch of colour to the look with a pair of metallic gold heels. She added a further amount of glitz to her attire as she was seen holding onto a small shimmering clutch. The stunning brunette accentuated her natural beauty with just a hint of black eyeliner and nude lipstick. She simply accessorised with a pair of pearly stud earrings while her honeycomb bob was left naturally straight.

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Waka Flocka releases new, fresh mixtape called "I Can't Rap Vol. 1"



Waka Flocka Flame's hip-hop credentials have been questioned throughout his career even as he's stacked up the hits. So it's fitting that he's titled his newest mixtape I Can't Rap Vol. 1. Hosted by DJ Whoo Kid, the mixtape features 20 new songs, including collaborations with Young Scooter, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Troy Ave.


While Waka will never convince anyone that he is a top-tier lyricist, he does rap like he has something to prove here. On "Love Me No More," for instance, he details his humble beginnings and points out that "I done changed the whole fucking sound of rap." "Y'all must have forgot that I'm still a New York nigga," he says.

Listen to the whole mixtape below.





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Watch Anne Hathaway and Kristen Stewart Break-Dance In Drag



Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley fame (and yes, 1989's Troop Beverly Hills) is back with her first solo album in six years, The Voyager, and enlisted her A-list pals to appear in her first video, Just One of the Guys.

The quirky video debuted on GQ.com Tuesday, and features Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart, Brie Larson and Tennessee Thomas (drummer for The Like) as Lewis' background band in white suits, before they bust out their fake mustaches and turn into cheesy break dancers complete with Adidas tracksuits and hats.

Stewart in particular has talked about her admiration for Lewis, who she named as her girl crush in an interview with Vogue in 2011. "[She's] the only one I've ever met that I can't function around," she said.

... Though from the looks of the video, the usually stoic Stewart was clearly able to let loose!

Lewis' new album arrives July 29.

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Ayoade Adoration Association™ Post XII



Richard Ayoade ♥ likes to mess with your expectations. The British filmmaker directs our July 11 movie, “The Double” to look like a shadowy, gritty film noir built on psychological anxiety, but he delivers a film instead with the heart of a surreal black comedy.

The London-born Ayoade actually got his start in comedy, and he’s perhaps most well-known for his role as an actor in the British sitcom “The IT Crowd,” where he plays Maurice Moss, a socially awkward computer genius who can’t always find the right words, can’t bring himself to curse, and can’t dress himself without the help of his mum.

He has also built a cult following a music video director for alternative rock bands, where he often blends clashing cinematic influences into his short works. With a personal Top 10 films list that includes directors as diverse in style as Éric Rohmer, Terrence Malick, Ingmar Bergman, and more, Ayoade has found plenty of visual inspiration to draw upon.
An introduction (in music videos) to Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade, the director of Submarine and this year’s The Double, takes us on a guided tour of his cinematic influences and inspirations. A unique opportunity to hear this thoughtful and imaginative film fan and filmmaker talk about what moves, amuses and provokes him.

Behind the Screen tickets give access to Behind the Screen events only plus a complimentary drink. Tickets for film screenings must be purchased separately. In conjunction with a purchased ticket to Film4 Summer Screen, your Behind the Screen ticket gives you access to a reserved space in the courtyard for the main film.
Behind the Screen - Richard Ayoade: Films of My Life

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