July 24th, 2014

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Late night comic post- Storm #1 review


Time for a brand new series from Marvel for a character who has probably deserved her own comic for quite a while now… Storm!

X-Men and to a lesser extent, Black Panther haven’t been my most read titles; however, this is a brand new series and I’m hoping it’ll tell me all I need to know about her. Plus, it’s got Greg Pak writing and Victor Ibanez drawing and that’s always a good thing! Is it though? Is it good?

Meet Ororo Munroe, AKA Storm. She is a mutant, a princess, headmistress for some school for the gifted you might have heard about, and was once a queen at some point in time (which people don’t seem to like talking about).

Now, she is out and about stopping a gigantic tsunami from wiping out a village and then dealing with international politics. She then gets to deal with some school politics revolving around a student codenamed Flourish/Creep. She lives an interesting life, doesn’t she?

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To those who read it: what did y'all think? I enjoyed it but there was one scene that seemed ooc to me. Also what did you guys pick up today? I picked up Saga, Daredevil, Wonder Woman, Velvet, Afterlife with Archie, Batman, and of course, Storm. My shop also handed out the free Batman comic and the special edition bags.

Celebrities who have voiced their support for Palestine



As the conflict between Israel and Hamas continues to escalate, it has caught the attention of many prominent figures, including a rock star, an NBA player, and a scientist, who are publicly taking a stand against Israel and throwing their support behind the Palestinians.


Performing in England over the weekend, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder launched into a profanity-laced tirade in which he appeared to criticize Israelis, “who are looking for a reason to kill.” (Comments begin at about the 4-minute mark).

Additionally, famed physicist Stephen Hawking reemphasized his support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

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Yellowface in Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight

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Woody Allen films tend to vary from subject to subject. Last year’s Blue Jasmine was a drama about a woman dealing with the loss of her husband and her high society lifestyle. But we’re used to seeing him do comedy, and that is what his new film is.

Magic in the Moonlight is about Stanley, played by Colin Firth, who is asked to debunk supposed spirit medium Sophie, played by Emma Stone, fooling a family in France. Stanley is also a magician and goes by the stage name of Wei Ling Soo. Considering Colin Firth is an Englishman, this stage name shouldn’t fool anyone. That is why he wears make-up, a bald cap, and a fake mustache. In fact, one might describe his on stage disguise as looking like an Asian sterotype. And that person would be right!

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American TV shows might look more diverse, but their writers aren’t


There’s been a lot of talk about the upcoming fall TV season in the US being the most diverse one in terms of casting, from ABC’s new show Black-ish to Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine entering its second season. But behind the scenes, the writers’ room remains largely the domain of white men.

Numbers from the Writer’s Guild of America, West (WGAW), the labor union that represents writers for US TV, movies and other media, indicate that while representation has improved for women and minorities in the decade from the 2001-2002 TV season to the 2011-2012 season, they still make up only a small portion of the industry.

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Zoe Saldana Pregnant With Twins!



Zoe Saldana isn't just pregnant—she's pregnant with twins!

Multiple sources confirm to E! News exclusively that the 36-year-old Guardians of the Galaxy star is expecting two bundles of joy with her husband of one year, Italian artist Marco Perego. "She's thrilled!" an insider says.

In 2012, Saldana said she hopes to have between two to five children—and now she's well on her way!

The actress won't have too much time to nest at home after she gives birth—as the leading lady in three movie franchises, she'll be back on set before she knows it. She's signed up for three Avatar sequels, but even she knows little about what to expect. "I've been told by [James Cameron] that it'll be about an overall spiritual journey," she says in The Hollywood Reporter's Aug. 1 issue, "but I don't have a script."

As far as a third Star Trek movie is concerned, she says, "All I know is that the producers of Trek 3 called the producers of Avatar 2 to find out when Avatar will finish shooting." Both will start shooting in 2015.

Congratulations—and good luck!—to Saldana and Perego as they start their parenthood journey.

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Queen Mimi Does Promo!

for the Hercules Movie.

She has been telling her millions of fans to check out the movie, as it is directed by her long-time friend Brett Ratner.

And on Wednesday evening, Mariah Carey went above and beyond as she made a surprise appearance at the premiere of Hercules to show her support.

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Sis is trying to ignoring her own album even more than Xtina did with Bionic.  You should be pushing albums, not movie tickets unless said tickets come with a complementary Elusive Chanteuse CD.
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Broadway's Of Mice and Men sets house record, is coming to the big screen


Reviewing the Broadway production of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men,” when it opened in April, Ben Brantley wrote in The New York Times that James Franco’s portrayal of George is “a tight, internal performance begging for a camera’s close-up.”

As it turns out it will have one, courtesy of the National Theater Live, the London company’s video division, David Binder, the show’s producer, announced Wednesday. The production, which ends its 19-week run Sunday, will be the first Broadway production filmed for the series, which has so far broadcast 40 productions – all British, until now – to 500 theaters around the world.

The play, which starred Mr. Franco and Chris O’Dowd in their Broadway debuts, won enthusiastic reviews, recouped its capitalization after 12 weeks and broke the Longacre Theater’s record for gross ticket receipts, with sales of $929,343 for the week of July 20. When the show closes on Sunday it will have run for 118 regular performances and 31 previews.


The performance the National Theater is filming will add one to that total. Instead of loading out the sets on Monday, the Longacre will load in the National Theater’s equipment. On Tuesday the play will be performed again for the National Theater’s cameras and an invited audience. Wayne W. Wolfe, a spokesman for Mr. Binder, said that the National Theater had come to agreements with the unions involved, but could not give details. Screening dates for “Of Mice and Men” have not been announced.

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Back on? Kit Harington tries to go incognito with Rose Leslie

One of their characters was killed off HBO's popular series Game Of Thrones, but their love seems to have survived.On Wednesday evening former co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie - who split last year - looked back on as they walked closely next to each other through LAX airport in Los Angeles.Though they did not hold hands or share any other kind of public display of affection, they stuck close to each other's side as they made their way through the busy airport.


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Miley Cyrus hires psychic to contact her dead dog, Floyd


The singer went into meltdown mode when her gorgeous pooch tragically died a few months ago, and it seems she still needs help.
Miley Cyrus has hired a dog psychic to help her get over the death of her pet Floyd in April.
Bangerz singer Miley has struggled to come to terms with her pooch's sudden death, posting near constant tributes to him and mournful messages.
Hollywood animal medium Melissa Bacelar says: “It was particularly hard as [Miley] wasn’t there when Floyd died, so there would have been a huge amount of guilt.
“I connect with the dog telepathically. Some will give me actual words but, most of the time, I will get images and feelings, which I then pass on to the owner.”
So, if you’re ever wondering what 21-year-old Miley is up to when she’s not on Instagram or twerking, she’s receiving telepathic images from her dead dog.

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22 (5) All-Time Great Directors and Their Final Films



Fifteen years ago yesterday, on July 16th, 1999, "Eyes Wide Shut" was released in theaters. It's notable for a number of reasons—the last on-screen team up of then husband-and-wife A-list duo Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, being the longest continuous film shoot in history, and being an arthouse drama with strong scenes of sexuality released in the midst of the summer season that almost earned an NC-17 rating. But more than anything else, the picture is notable for having been the final picture of one of the most acclaimed and admired filmmakers in the history of the medium, Stanley Kubrick.

Kubrick had kept the film under wraps throughout the multi-year production (it had begun shooting in November 1996), but finally screened a cut to his stars and backers Warner Bros on March 1st, 1999. Six days later, he passed away of a heart attack at the age of 70, the director sadly failing to live to see the film's release four months later.

With the film back in our thoughts thanks to that anniversary, we got to talking around the Playlist espresso machine about the last films of great filmmakers. Barring a few exception who take early retirement, like Steven Soderbergh or Alan Parker, directors tend to keep on working until they drop, which is great, but has the side effect of meaning that your swan song isn't always planned: if the unthinkable happens, or if old age catches up with you, the film you just finished can be terrific, or terrible.

So, to mark the anniversary of Kubrick's final picture, we've taken a look at the last movies from twenty-two of the greatest filmmakers in history. Were they fitting endings to glorious careers? Or ignoble ways to wrap up decades of fine work? Let us know your thoughts on the movies in the comments section, and let us know your favorite, and least favorite, swan song pictures too.

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Nick Jonas releases new single: "Chains"



It's a familiar cycle: young kid joins a boyband, becomes a teen heartthrob, band breaks up, kid gets a new look, and tries the solo route. Very few artists have been able to rise above their gimmicky pasts—and whether or not you loved N'Sync or Jonas Brothers or Backstreet Boys as a kid, you know the initial struggle to take anyone seriously as a solo artist is hard.

For those who don't know, the Jonas Brothers broke up in October, and the youngest of the trio, Nick Jonas, is starting fresh and going the solo route. He's reportedly starring in DirecTV’s mixed martial arts drama Kingdom, he's now signed to Island Records, and is prepping a ton of new music, which he's teased on his Instagram. Today, we're premiering his new Jason Evigan-produced song called “Chains."

“Everyone has their own chains, in life and in love, that bind them and this song embodies that feeling,” he said in an email. “I’m excited to be back to share this song with the world.”

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Which 'Game of Thrones' Actors Have the Best Shot at a Movie Career?

Sophie Turner: 6/1


A couple years ago, I wouldn't have given Sophie much of a shot, mostly because Sansa was not the most dynamic character on Thrones (although I've always liked her performance). But the role has really grown over the last season, and her canny alliance with Littlefinger, complete with feathered black dress, suddenly had a lot more people paying attention. Another Me is a step in the right direction re: choice of director, but will likely be released without much attention. Just keep picking good directors to work with, Sophie.

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Daniel Radcliffe on Losing His Virginity: I Had a Really Good First Time

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Daniel Radcliffe recently sat down with Elle magazine to promote his new romantic comedy What If, and surprisingly, he didn't shy away from the super-personal questions that quickly became the Q&A.

For example, when asked if there was anything he'd do differently about losing his virginity, Radcliffe, 25, spills that he has no regrets.

Video: Daniel Radcliffe is Stuck in the Friend Zone in 'What If' Trailer

"I'm one of the few people who seem to have had a really good first time," he reveals. "It was with somebody I’d gotten to know well. I'm happy to say I've had a lot better sex since then, but it wasn't as horrendously embarrassing as a lot of other people's were -- like my friend who got drunk and did it with a stranger under a bridge."

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Zac Efron Grabs Lunch with His Manager Jason Barrett

Zac Efron wears his hood over his hat while heading out for lunch on Wednesday afternoon (July 23) in West Hollywood, Calif.
The 26-year-old actor was joined by a group of friends that included his manager Jason Barrett. Could there be a new project on the horizon that they were discussing?!
Zac was spotted out the night before hanging with fellow heartthrob Robert Pattinson and their mutual friend Ryan Rottman.
10+ pictures inside of Zac Efron heading out for lunch with his manager…


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The Naked Warwick Rowing Team Is Back!


The naked Warwick rowing team is back to fight homophobia with their stupid hot bodies!
Following their extremely successful 2014 calendar, the sizzlin' studs of the University of Warwick are stripping down yet again for their new crowdfunder campaign to raise money for Sport Allies, their charity initiative to challenge homophobia in and through sports.
In the hot pics the buff British stars pal around together in a grassy field with their sexy six-packs, bulging biceps, perfect pecs, rock-hard legs and firm bums on full display.
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Musician's Who've Taken Sides in Israel-Palestine Conflict (+Israel/Palestine conflict primer)

[Make sure to check out the cut for an ONTD Original Israel/Palestine rundown I've created!]

To us mere plebeians, social media is often a voyeuristic peek into the glamorous idiocy of celebrity. We get to see their endless slew of selfies, obtain a first glance at whatever new thing they are trying to sell us, and we can chuckle at their all caps, poorly written rants on subpar first class travel or their odes to quinoa.

However, the terrible violence and escalating death toll in Palestine and Israel have seen some celebs taking to social networking sites seriously to offer their thoughts on the crisis -- with mixed results. Rihanna and Selena Gomez quickly deleted or altered their tweets within minutes of posting last week, despite that fact neither were particularly controversial. Pearl Jam frontman, Eddie Vedder, was branded "anti-Israel" by the Jerusalem Post after comments he made about Israeli settlements. Vedder then took to the band's website to state, "Attempting to make a plea for more peace in the world at a rock concert ... is not something I'm going to stop any time soon."



This is not a recent phenomenon. Stars who have articulated their positions on the conflict in Israel and Palestine have received as much of the ire of their fans as they have their support. Here are a few.

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Blind Item: She’s covering for him

He’s had his problems over the last year. He’s found himself in some sh-tty situations because of it. Why the darkness? It was stress. The stress of feeling that he can’t come out publicly.

Lately though…there’s been a turnaround. Career is in good shape. And there’s someone new in his life. What’s she doing for him? They get along well. They both party…HARD. But she’s not his lover, she’s his front. Because when she’s around, he can hook up with men. And she’s happy to cover for him. She’s playing her part so that no one’s looking at what’s really going on – which is that he’s been messing around with a wealthy older man who spoils him…with sex and drugs.

So the stress is gone. But not the habits.

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Zendaya & Val Chmerkovskiy Visit Kids at St. Mary's Hospital in New York

JJJ knows Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy aren’t a couple, but if they were, they’d make the cutest little family ever!

The 17-year-old actress and her former Dancing With The Stars pro partner/friend headed to St. Mary’s Hospital in New York where they visited with the children during a break from Sway practices.

“Nothing better than this,” Val captioned with one of the cute photos he shared on Instagram.

Zendaya added, “This little nugget just crawled into my lap…#heartmelted thanks for having us @stmaryskidsNY @iamvalc”.

Be sure to check out a short vid from their practice for Sway, below!
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Behind the scenes (and costumes) of Britney's sold-out Vegas show!

Britney Spears returns to rock Planet Hollywood’s Axis Theater soon, performing on August 16, 19, 23, 27 and 30-31, plus September dates. In the dynamic show, she shows off her toned physique and many flashy, colorful costumes. They were designed by Marco Marco (Katy Perry is among his other starlet clients) and are maintained by Tisha Yates. Yates previously worked with Spears on her Circus Tour in 2009 and now serves as her head of wardrobe on-site.

“Every day we spend at least six to eight hours re-stoning the costumes from the show before,” she says.

Marco Marco worked with Spears on the costume design process and making her visions come to life before the show’s December debut. He admits the process was long and evolving, as there are there are seven acts with four looks each. Here are three showstoppers we love.

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Naturally, Spears has to make a splashy, sparkly entrance for her Vegas residency. One way to do that? Wear a recreation of the most scandalous, talked-about outfit of her whole career. The sheer, flesh-colored bodysuit dotted with crystals is reminiscent of both Spears’ infamous 2000 MTV Video Music Awards performance outfit, as well as her “Toxic” music video. It’s a stunner—but she doesn’t wear it while performing “Toxic” in the show, saving it instead for the “Work Bitch” opener, “Womanizer” and “3”.

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Uncharted film coming to theaters in 2016

Sony has revealed that the live-action Uncharted film will hit theaters June 10 2016, replacing The Amazing Spider-Man 3 which was been pushed back until 2018.
David O. Russell was initially hired to direct but pulled out because of “creative differences” with Sony. His script, along with the supposedly Nathan Drake-casted Mark Wahlberg, were then discarded
As yet no one has been cast in the leading role although rumour has it that Sony is still looking at Wahlberg. Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon will helm the project with the new screenplay written by David Guggenheim.
Other titles Sony is adapting into a film include Heavenly Sword, Sly Cooper and Ratchet & Clank. A God of War film has also been rumoured.
Meanwhile Naughty Dog have Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End currently in development and scheduled to release in 2015.

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New Photo of Ben Affleck as Batman Revealed At Comic Con Today!



A new official photo of Ben Affleck as Batman from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was just released by DC Comics. To celebrate Batman’s 75th anniversary there’s a big Batman montage wall made up of old and new photos. In this case… brand new!

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice photographer Clay Enos took the shot above with a Nikon D4, and the end result is completely Photoshop-free! Ben Affleck’s cape and cowl are on display at San Diego Comic-Con… so who knows what other surprises Warner Bros./DC will have for us this weekend!

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Elizabeth Olsen Covers Rilo Kiley in 'Very Good Girls'

The rock band's frontwoman Jenny Lewis scored the film, also featuring Dakota Fanning, Demi Moore and Richard Dreyfuss.

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Want to watch an Olsen sister sing but don't want to listen to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen perform that "Brother for Sale" song?

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Tacky ‘Long Island Medium’ Theresa in Scandal with Missing Stacy Peterson's Sister

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As RadarOnline.com exclusively reported, Long Island Medium star Theresa Caputo has devastated her grieving clients by entirely missing the mark with her readings, acting rude and unapproachable off-camera, and using her assistants to gather information about the late loved one prior to the session. And now Radar can reveal that the TV psychic has upset a very famous client.

In September 2013, the New York native filmed a reading with missing woman Stacy Peterson’s sister, Cassandra Cales, for an upcoming season of her hit reality show, SciFake.com founder Ron Tebo alleges in a shocking new video.

In the clip, investigator Tebo reveals the online conversation he had in June with Cales, whose sister famously disappeared in 2007 at just 23 years old. (The prime suspect in the case is Peterson’s husband, former Illinois police sergeant Drew, who is currently serving 38 years in prison for murdering his previous wife, Kathleen Savio. In 2013, prosecutors said Drew could soon be facing a second murder charge in Stacy’s case.)

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Kate Upton on the cover of ELLE UK, shows support for boyfriend, Justin Verlander

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It's clear that Kate Upton always has boyfriend Justin Verlander with her, even when they're not together!

The 22-year-old Sports Illustrated model stepped out today sporting a super-cute namesake bracelet with "Justin" written across it. The blond beauty paired her boyfriend bracelet with tight blue jeans, a classic white collared shirt, dark sunglasses and a purse during her lunch date with friends at Café Gratitude.

Though her 31-year-old baseballer beau wasn't by her side, he was clearly in her thoughts.

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Just last week, Upton and Verlander were spotted soaking up the sun together during a romantic vacation in Cancun. A bikini-clad Upton was snapped showing off her hot body and cleavage while tanning on the beach next to her shirtless hunk.

According to an eyewitness, the two were "very loved up and enjoyed being with each other" during their beachy getaway.

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Britney looks into lasering her fat off



Pop singer Britney Spears (and her hot bodyguard) is spotted running some errands inThousand Oaks, California on July 24, 2014. Britney stopped by Starbucks for a drink before visiting a nearby office building and coming out with some pamphlets. Zerona is a low-level laser device for non-invasive body slimming of the waist, hips, and thighs.



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IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, Already Drawing Top Dollar

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The New York Post writes that the upcoming revival of Tony winner Terrence McNally's IT'S ONLY A PLAY has already drawn $5.5 million before its opening on Broadway this fall, more than any other show so far.

No question the high numbers are at least partially due to legendary duo Nathan Laneand Matthew Broderick and their all-star castmates on the marquee.

The first preview of IT'S ONLY A PLAY is set for Thursday, August 28, 2014. The production will play a limited 18-week engagement at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) with an opening night set for Thursday, October 9, 2014.

Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham, Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick, Emmy and Tony Award winner Stockard Channing, international film sensation Rupert Grint, Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, Emmy Award winner Megan Mullally, and newcomer Micah Stock star in IT'S ONLY A PLAY. Three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien directs.

In IT'S ONLY A PLAY, it's opening night of Peter Austin's (Broderick) new play as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big First Night with his best friend, a television star (Lane), his fledgling producer (Mullally), his erratic leading lady (Channing), his wunderkind director (Grint), an infamous drama critic (Abraham), and a fresh-off-the-bus coat check attendant (Stock) on his first night in Manhattan. It's alternately raucous, ridiculous and tender -- and proves that sometimes the biggest laughs happen offstage.

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RHOA's Phaedra Parks Taking "Leave of Absence" From Show, Outed as a Liar



Phaedra Parks of The Real Housewives of Atlanta has a lot on her plate right now.  Not only does she have two young children to tend to, she’s also got a husband who’s preparing to battle a prison stint. I can only imagine the stress Phaedra is going through, having to publicly deal with all of the drama while keeping it all together for her kids. That being said, I’ve heard that she’ll be taking time off from the show to make sure her family is straight during this trying time.

In addition to dealing with Apollo Nida’s upcoming prison stint, Phaedra also has to deal with the fact that he’s lied all this time about details of Kenya Moore and ‘Textgate’.

Apollo Nida could very well be on a mission to clean up a bunch a mess before he has to turn himself in to the feds and judging from his recent actions during a RHOA taping at Bar One restaurant, that could possibly be the case.

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Kenya is about to slay this entire season! First Nene, then Porsha and now Phaedra? THIS IS GONNA BE A GOOD ASS SEASON!

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Fifty Shades of Grey: The Story Behind Beyoncé’s “Crazy In Love” Update

How strings-master Margot and in-demand producer Boots reimagined Bey's 2003 song.



If you were surprised to hear Beyoncé lend her uh-oh-uh-ohs to the Fifty Shades of Grey film, you weren’t the only one.

“With everything she’s been doing recently, the surprise factor has been a big part of it,” says violinist and recording artist Margot, who arranged and played the strings on the new version of “Crazy in Love” that’s featured in the just-released trailer. In fact, Margot didn’t even know if her own contributions had made the cut until she watched the trailer for the first time on Thursday.

“It was one of those things that happened on the spot, and you have to jump when you know it’s a good opportunity,” she tells TIME.

The track was produced by Boots, who helmed much of Beyoncé’s last album; he and Margot have worked together on a number of projects, including Beyoncé and Boots’ recent mixtape. A few weeks ago, Boots called Margot to say he was working on a movie trailer and needed some string contributions — but he needed them that night. Margot met up with Boots in Brooklyn, he played her the track (which he had recorded just that day, not long after Bey’s team reached out) and she immediately began laying down the violin parts you hear before Beyoncé ever recorded vocals.

“It inspires me to work on other artists’ songs [because] it pushes my boundaries in a direction that I wouldn’t necessarily come up with,” Margot says. “Obviously I know how ‘Crazy in Love’ goes, but I knew there was the possibility her vocals would be different. It’s almost more vulnerable and beautiful this way, because you do do crazy things when you fall in love. To hear the mood reversed and flipped makes it even more powerful.”

Despite their success in remaking the track for the highly anticipated film adaptation, neither Margot nor Boots have actually read the book.

“It’s funny, when it comes to scoring films and making music, it’s more about the mood that you’re capturing anyway,” she says. “We didn’t necessarily need to know the storyline to make something dramatic and sensual.”

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Are Charlize Theron and Sean Penn engaged?



Are Charlize Theron and Sean Penn officially engaged?

The 38-year-old actress was seen rocking some brand new bling on that finger while strolling through Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday.

The glimpse of Theron's glitzy hardware comes just days after reports emerged that the hot Hollywood couple were planning to wed.

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Nicki Minaj Stays Breaking The Internet With Her ‘Bang Bang’ Teaser

The rapper slays on the Jessie J and Ariana Grande team-up!

With pure disregard for Twitter’s ability to function, Nicki Minaj Instagrammed a snippet of her part on “Bang Bang,” the Jessie J-helmed collab with the “Pills N Potions” rapper and Ariana Grande. The verse hits hard, it hits fast, and truly none of us are ready.

In case there was any confusion regarding Nicki’s claim to the throne, she clarifies on the track: “Batman Robin it/ Bang bang cockin’ it/ Queen Nicki dominant/ Prominent/ It’s me, Jessie, and Ari/ If they test me they sorry.” Any questions? Good.

Combined with that single artwork for “Anaconda” — where she pulls a move I’m dubbing a “Reverse Sucka Free” — Nicki’s not gonna be leaving your trending topics any time soon.



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Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook visit Real Madrid stage in UCLA


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European money machine and reigning UEFA Champions League winner Real Madrid currently is in the U.S., training at UCLA for games in Berkeley, California, and Dallas.

New York Knicks star and big-money player Carmelo Anthony is almost always in the U.S., and he too spent some time at UCLA on Wednesday with friend Dontaye Draper ... who happens to have played for Real Madrid's basketball team.

And so the two famous entities met, with Anthony and son Kiyan playing a little soccer -- albeit not against any of los Galacticos -- taking photos with stars such as Gareth Bale and Xabi Alonso, and answering questions about (naturally) new Knicks teammate/Spanish basketball star Jose Calderon.


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Andy Samberg & Kit Harrington to play Tennis Rivals in star-studded HBO Mockumentary

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The behind-the-scenes drama of the tennis world is about to get the mockumentary treatment, and Andy Samberg will be donning the short shorts.
The “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” actor will team up with Kit Harington of “Game of Thrones” in the sports mocumentary “7 Days in Hell,” an HBO movie about a seven-day-long match at Wimbledon set between bitter rivals, the network confirmed to TheWrap. The movie is being written by Murray Miller, who is a writer and co-executive producer of “Girls,” from an original concept by Miller and Samberg. The movie will be directed by “SNL” alum Jake Szymanski.
Samberg plays a temperamental star who takes on Harington, a British native and prodigy who hasn't lived up to his potential. Samberg’s Aaron Williams is tennis’ superstar bad boy, while Brit Harington’s Charles Poole is channeling Andy Murray, a tennis prodigy and certified truck driver. Adding to their rivalry is Karen Gillan’s supermodel Lily, Charles’ childhood friend who made a sex tape with Aaron. Steenburgen plays Charles’ psychotic and controlling mother, while Forte plays a tennis historian.
Also confirmed to be in the movie are “Girls” star and creator Lena Dunham, “Portlandia's” Fred Armisen, Will Forte of “Last Man on Earth”, Howie Mandel,  Soledad O'Brien, Michael Sheen of “Masters of Sex”, Mary Steenburgen and June Squibb.
Samberg and Miller will also take on executive producing duties alongside David Bernad, with Jonathan Buss slated as co-executive producer.
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Stevie Nicks Details Release Plan for New Solo Album '24 Karat Gold'

Album will focus on songs the Fleetwood Mac frontwoman wrote between 1969 and 1987

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Stevie Nicks may have spent much of 2013 touring with Fleetwood Mac and celebrating the 35th anniversary of the group's landmark LP Rumours, but the frontwoman still found time to record a solo LP. 24 Karat Gold — Songs from the Vault will see release on October 7th via Warner Bros, though vinyl lovers will be able to pick up a limited edition double LP a week earlier starting September 29th.

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Hot Tub Time Machine 2 trailer


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“This time, the gang travels to the future. ”
Well, the sequel looks even more hilarious than the first film: you can sign me up for Hot Tub Time Machine 2!

The film is starring Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott, Chevy Chase, and Gillian Jacobs.

The release date of Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is set to December 25, 2014.

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Lana Del Rey Covers Complex's August/September 2014 + interview + teases Ultraviolence music video

AGAINST THE GRAIN: LANA DEL REY KNOWS WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT HER. AND SHE’S LEARNED TO LIVE WITH IT



Satin gowns, fast cars, pills, and parties are the lifeblood of American glamour. Red carpets, unbridled opulence, and the kind of elegance that looks amazing in high-contrast black-and-white photographs are its marrow. Icons like Sinatra, the Kennedys, Elvis, and Marilyn Monroe appeared to be beacons of the good life, but behind the velvet rope was a darker, less-than-pristine reality: one rife with gossip, addiction, betrayal, and violence. In 2014, no artist embraces both that world’s intoxicating glow and frayed seams more acutely than Lana Del Rey.

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TEASERS FOR ULTRAVIOLENCE MUSIC VIDEO

Lana Del Rey took her social networks to tease the upcoming new music video for her next single, ‘Ultraviolence’, while wearing a wedding dress.

‘Ultraviolence’ music video, recorded in Los Angeles, is directed by Nabil Elderkin (Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, John Legend, others) and counts with Adam Powell on the team. It is also sponsored by Vice.

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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Has 4 Main Female Characters



Black Widow, Scarlet Witch and Maria Hill are confirmed for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. Is Captain Marvel the fourth character?

Joss Whedon took a break from shooting the highly-anticipated Marvel Phase Two sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron to make an appearance at the London premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy. During an interview with Hey U Guys, the filmmaker revealed that his Marvel Phase Two sequel features four primary female characters.

"There are four prominent female roles in the center of the movie, and, I think, a more balanced presence throughout the movie. The guys are all there. There are more of them too. Hopefully it will satisfy everybody. I'm not trying to fulfill an agenda, but I am interested in men and women. I'm interested in grown-ups who act like children and dress like clowns and punch each other."

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Christian Group Blasts Adult Swim’s ‘Black Jesus’



A new live-action program on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim is generating howls of protest in advance of its August premiere.

The American Family Association and its One Million Moms division chided the series, "Black Jesus," calling it "blasphemous" and saying that its depiction of Jesus cursing and “using violent behavior is a new low,."

"The group notes it’s a late-night show that’s part of Adult Swim, but took issue that it portrays Jesus as a 'black guy living in the hood,'" the story reports.

The group said: “The blasphemous, irreverent and disrespectful show depicts him living in Compton Gardens and makes a mockery of the Lord."


The Deadline report notes: "Adult Swim was looking to stir a debate back in March when it gave a series order to 'Black Jesus,' a half-hour live-action scripted comedy from 'The Boondocks' creator Aaron McGruder. Newcomer Gerald 'Slink' Johnson ('Grand Theft Auto V') stars as Jesus living in present-day Compton, CA, who’s on a daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers. The series pickup for 'Black Jesus' came on the heels of the Jesus race controversy triggered by Fox News star Megyn Kelley’s recent 'Jesus is white' comments."

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Sofia Vergara on 'Jofia' Relationship: Best Sex I Ever Had



At this point it has become common knowledge that True Blood werewolf Joe Manganiello is dating Modern Family smoking hot Columbian mom, Sofia Vergara, but the reason why is only now being reported. According to the latest tabloid gossip news updates the Machete Kills sexpot has fallen hard for her new Magic Mike stripper boyfriend due to his ways in the bedrooms. It's being reported that Vergara is telling everyone that will listen that Joe is the best sex she's ever had. Whatever led to the split with fiancé Nick Loeb, we know Sofia never put the word out that he was any kind of late night Casanova. Apparently Manganiello knows how to keep his girlfriends happy--if Nick doesn't.

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Bruce Springsteen’s Bond Moment: The Boss’ Body Beautiful at 64 - hotter than ur faves



The Boss, on holiday in Spain, is pictured emerging from the sea in great shape, setting a new standard for the hot male body at 64. How does he maintain it?

The Beatles didn’t foresee the age of 64 in, as we would say today, aspirational terms. “When I get older losing my hair/Many years from now/Will you still be sending me a valentine/Birthday greetings, bottle of wine?”

Turning 64 in their song “When I’m Sixty Four” was a staging post to benign decrepitude: “Will you still need me, will you still feed me…?”

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Kacy Catanzaro: How She Kicked Ass on American Ninja Warrior



Grace and grit make a winning combination. Early this week, pixie person and former D-I collegiate gymnast Kacy Catanzaro proved it when she became the first woman to finish the obstacle course and qualify for the Vegas finals on NBC's hit show American Ninja Warrior.

She even made it look easy. If you haven't watched the clip yet, you must—there is a reason the hashtag #mightykacy was trending worldwide on Twitter after the show aired.

We wanted to know how she trains. And because her boyfriend-slash-coach-slash-trainer-slash fellow Ninja athlete, Brent Steffensen, had a hand in her physical preparation, we asked him some questions, too. They share future predictions, training secrets, fitness philosophy, favorite obstacles and what it's like to compete on ANW.

Oh, and it turns out reports of Catanzaro weighing 100 pounds are inaccurate—that's sopping wet, maybe. She says she's closer to 95. This seems noteworthy. (ed: as a fellow 95-100 lb person, it's not.)
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Men's Health: How long until the finals air on NBC?

Kacy Catanzaro: I was told the first episode of the finals Vegas will air on August 18. I'm not sure yet if I'm gonna be on the first episode or if they will save me for the second one, which will be September 1.

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The Problem With Celebrities Who Tell You How to Live

Health is the new wealth: Just ask Blake, Gwyneth, Jessica and Ellen

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Somewhere in Greenwich Village, it’s reported that Leonardo Di Caprio’s apartment lighting is synching up with his circadian rhythms. At least that’s one of the features his health-centric building advertises. On a recent visit to the Delos Living loft-style apartments in New York City, which are designed with posture-supportive flooring and ultraviolet lights to sterilize airborne microbes, I got a sneak peak into the lifestyles of the rich and health conscious. As the elevator doors opened, Deepak Chopra, prominent alternative medicine practitioner, stepped out in a t-shirt. He too, lives in the building currently offering a penthouse for $50 million.

If you’re willing to pay the price, you can not only afford a luxury apartment with cleaner air, but a yoga teacher who makes house calls, a fitness concierge who makes sure you get to workouts on time, healthy meals delivered to your doorstep. Is the good life still getting you down? If you can foot a $1818 bill, you can escape to Sri Lanka for a two-week wellness vacation.

Gone are the days of flaunting lavish apartments and cars for the MTV “Cribs” camera crews, instead, we see Instagram posts of up to $235 rejuvenating skin care products and celebrity trainers. Exit opulent mansions, enter evidence of impeccable physical health.




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