August 7th, 2014

G-house brought to you by Destructo & YG

HARD Events founder and HOLY SHIP! cruise captain Gary Richards returns to his Destructo production moniker for the aptly titled, "Party Up." The pulsating, over-the-top debauchery anthem is perfect for riding a buzz or, say, in a party bus packed with strippers. For both the song and the video, our host taps reigning ratchet-rap king YG, who holds forth over EDM instead of the clappy beats of his SPIN Essential My Krazy Life.

With ladies of the evening losing inhibitions, decadent lechery abounds in the video, as the lyric "I keep bitches on a party bus" captions the aesthetic. Watch his behind the scenes video to get in the heads of the sorcerers who conjured this strange magic. Stay tuned for more music from Destructo, with his upcoming West Coast EP (Insomniac/Interscope) followed by the 'West Coast World Tour."

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Jay Z Can Thank Supreme Court for Setback in 'Big Pimpin' Lawsuit

A win for a "Raging Bull" heiress also becomes a win for the Egyptian objecting to a sample in one of the hip hop star's biggest hits.

History might record Jay Z as being one of the first victims of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last May to allow Paula Petrella to sue MGM and 20th Century Fox over the Martin Scorsese film, Raging Bull.


What does Jay Z have to do with Raging Bull? It's summed up by one word: laches.

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Vanity Fair's Best Dressed International List

The annual International Vanity Fair Best-Dressed List has been released — and no surprise here, Cate Blanchett and Lupita Nyong'o are among the famous faces to make the cut.


Blanchett (styled by The Hollywood Reporter's No. 1 power stylist, Elizabeth Stewart, this year) and Nyong'o (styled by THR power stylist Michaela Erlanger) are joined by the likes of Michelle Dockery (also styled by Erlanger), Emmy Rossum, Emma Watson, Pharrell Williams, Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba and Neil Patrick Harris, to name a few, on the list.

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Mel B Names Her Best Spice Girls Friend, Explains Group's Split, Feuds


Spicy! Spice Girls alum Melanie "Mel B" Brown stopped by Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Wednesday, Aug. 6, and turned up the heat when she dished on her time with the famous girl group.

Brown, 39, was chatting with Cohen, 46, to promote America's Got Talent, but also took the time to reflect on her years as Scary Spice.

For much of the late '90s, Brown famously performed with Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, and Geri Halliwell, creating a group dynamic of five good friends. She was asked by a caller on WWHL, however, which of her bandmates is her closest confidante.

"I'm kinda close to all of them but I think it would have to be Mel C cause she's from up north, where I'm from," she answered of Sporty Spice.

After squashing rumors that she and Beckham are not close, Brown addressed Halliwell's departure and the Spice Girls' split. There were rumors at the time that Ginger Spice departed because of bad blood with Brown.

"I don't think it was my feud," the America's Got Talent judge told Cohen. "I think she had some stuff going on in her head… I don't think she could take the pressure. She actually talked about it in her book and she just bounced. But she happened to have left on my birthday. What a bitch!" she joked.

The former pop idol was then put in the hot seat for a round of WWHL's "Plead the Fifth" segment, where guests are asked three tough questions and allowed to pass on only one. Brown pled the fifth on the question of which Spice Girl was the least vocally talented.

While she originally passed on the question of which Spice Girl hooked up with the most fans, she circled back to it, naming herself while adding that hooking up could mean going on "dinner dates."

Finally, Cohen asked Brown, "Name one celebrity that was a huge d--k to you during your Spice Girls days."

Lamenting the difficulty of answering the questions, Brown finally said, "I did have an argument Puff Daddy, I did… He yelled at me to get off the stage when I was hosting this awards show… I said, 'Come over here and say that to my face' and then we got into a bit of an 'f you' kind of scenario."

The tension didn't continue into the rapper's P. Diddy days and Brown's post-Spice Girls life, however. "Now I see him at SoulCycle and he's fine!" she said. "He's like, 'Hey Mel, how are you?' It's all cool."

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Lady Gaga Hospitalized for Altitude Sickness in Denver


Lady Gaga was hospitalized for altitude sickness, and posted a picture on her Instagram account from the hospital late Wednesday evening (August 6).

“Altitude Sickness is no Joke! #hitThatHospitalShit #artRaveDenver many true ravers crowd tonight” the 28-year-old entertainer captioned the pic.

Altitude sickness is not uncommon in very high altitude locations such as the Denver area.

Lady Gaga luckily has a day off today, as she will be performing in Seattle on Friday.


Greg Oden arrested for battery

INDIANAPOLIS -- Former No. 1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden has been arrested in Indianapolis on battery charges alleging that he punched a woman in the face.

Police in the suburban community of Lawrence say the 26-year-old was arrested early Thursday on two preliminary counts of misdemeanor battery and remains jailed.

A police report says officers called to a home found a woman on a sofa with a bloody face. Oden allegedly told officers "things got out of control" during an argument with his ex-girlfriend and he punched her in the face as others tried to hold him back.

Police say Oden was apologetic.

"I was wrong, and I know what has to happen," Oden said, according to USA Today, which cited the police report.

The 7-foot Oden was a star at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis, then played a season at Ohio State before the Portland Trail Blazers made him the top pick in the 2007 NBA draft.

Knee injuries have derailed his career, and he didn't play from December 2009 until returning to the court this past season with the Miami Heat. He played in 23 games, averaging 2.9 points. He is now a free agent.


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'The Walk' Celebrates Petit's High-Flying N.Y. Stroll

High-wire acts can be thrilling, says Robert Zemeckis, but they offer few vantage points.

"We always see the most boring angle in high-wire walking: We're just looking up," says the director, who will offer a new perspective in The Walk (due Oct. 2, 2015), about the famous tightrope walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City 40 years ago Thursday. The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit, the French acrobat who pulled off the stunt.

Walk, which just wrapped filming in 3-D, will give moviegoers Petit's perspective, a quarter-mile above stunned police and pedestrians. "Now we can put people up there," says Zemeckis of the towers, which were destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

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Just thinking about watching this movie is making me light-headed... but I will persevere!

Tom Hiddleston Tweets Group Picture from the Set of High-Rise

Actor Tom Hiddleston has given us a sneak peek into the goings on on the set of High-Rise, with a quick group selfie.

The film, adapted from J. G. Ballard’s dystopian novel, sees a group of residents in a futuristic apartment block turn on each other after they’re self-contained amenities cut them off from society.

Hiddleston plays the part of Dr. Robert Laing, an instructor at a local medical school, who becomes embroiled in the suddenly tribal environment of the block.

By the looks of things, Hiddleston (Thor, Only Lovers Left Alive) will be donning sharp-looking suits for the part, complete with neatly styled hair.

Luke Evans (The Hobbit, Dracula Untold), seen sporting a rather dashing moustache, takes on the role of television documentary producer Richard Wilder. While Laing lives up on the twenty fifth floor, Wilder lives on the second. As more groups and gangs develop, where you live in the block becomes of vital importance.

Put it this way, they probably won’t be huddling up close for selfies.

Alongside Evans and Hiddleston is director Ben Wheatley, who has recently worked on series 8 of Doctor Who, and High-Rise's director of photography Laurie Rose.

High-Rise is expected in cinemas next year.

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Demi, Bruce...Come Get Your Daughters

Tallulah Willis admitted herself into The Meadows addictions and trauma center in Wickenburg, Ariz., on July 23 for cocaine and alcohol abuse. Things came to a head for the 20-year-old party girl at the Nylon + BCBGeneration Young Hollywood party on May 8, when her older sister, Scout, caught her snorting cocaine…and later told their father, Bruce Willis. Tallulah didn’t hit rock bottom, though, until she moved from L.A. to New York City in June, where she dove deeper into cocaine abuse.

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Moffat Promises You'll Like Capaldi, and Other Things From Series 8's Red Carpet Premiere


Stars of the cult sci-fi TV show Doctor Who greeted fans at a red carpet event in Cardiff ahead of the first episode of the new series being given its world premiere.

Peter Capaldi, making his full debut as the twelfth Doctor, was joined at St David's Hall by Jenna Coleman, who plays his companion Clara. It marks the start of their world tour visiting five continents in 12 days. The new series which is made by BBC Wales begins on BBC One on 23 August.

Following events in Cardiff and London on Thursday, Capaldi and Coleman will pay flying visits to South Korea, Australia, the USA, Mexico and Brazil. Speaking when the tour was announced, Capaldi said: "After eight months solid filming deep in the world of monsters, Jenna and I are thrilled to be heading for the Planet of Fans."Collapse )


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Liam Payne and Sophia Smith Hang at Carlo's Bakery, Decorate Cakes, Look Adorable

Liam Payne, Liam Payne, baker man. Sorry, we couldn't resist! Liam and girlfriend Sophia Smith got all sweet and frosting covered, hitting up a New Jersey bakery to hang out and even get in on the cake decorating action.

We thought working in a bakery was Harry Styles' deal, but this looked like a fun departure for Liam. Maybe Liam and Harry can open their own bakery one day after all that boyband money runs out?

Liam and Sophia posed for pics at Carlo's Bakery in New Jersey, of Cake Boss fame. And you know what? Sophiam looked more adorable and lovely than ever before. The 1D star even took to Twitter to change up his bio – he's no longer fangirling over Niall Horan, but is now referring to himself as "Liam Payne the baker."

Carlo's Bakery tweeted their thanks to Liam and Sophia, writing: "Great having @Real_Liam_Payne visit us today! You guys did a great job decorating those cakes!"

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Guy Gerber and Puff Daddy Present 1111 - Teaser

Diddy, or Puff Daddy, or whatever he’s called today, is set to finally release his collaborative album with Guy Gerber, 11:11.

Diddy and Gerber announced that they were making an album a few years back, and you’d be forgiven for thinking it would never arrive. However, Diddy hosted a listening party for 11:11 at the Red Bull Guest House on Saturday night, so it’s safe to presume it’s arriving soon. According to Billboard, Diddy described the album as a product of “demented after hours minds”, and marks a follow-up of sorts to Diddy / Dirty Money’s cult favourite Last Train to Paris.

Incredibly, RBMA report that Diddy wanted to call the album Ketamine. That’s that whole “demented after hours” thing explained then, we guess.

Guy Gerber and Puff Daddy speak directly to Thump about their new album 1111, full album out on August 13th and documentary out on August 18th.
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Colton Haynes Wins Twitter for Live Tweeting a Couple's First Date!


We already loved Colton Haynes a whole bunch and now we just love him even more after he made our evening so much entertaining by live tweeting a couple’s awkward first date.

“I am sitting next to the a couple on their 1st date who met online and it’s a conversation I have to live tweet about right now. Stay tuned,” the 26-year-old actor tweeted to kick off his live tweet.

After about forty-five minutes and more than twenty tweets, the date finally ended and by the sound of it, there isn’t going to be a second date!

We surely do hope Colton has a second date with live tweeting though.

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Gemma Arterton Post (ft. Idris Elba)

First full trailer for Gemma Bovary

Filming for A Hundred Streets starring Gemma Arterton and Idris Elba has begun


The hunky Luther actor has started filming alongside Gemma Arterton for a new drama called A Hundred Streets, which is about four people with interlocking stories that are all lived out within a square mile in London. They play an estranged married couple with Elba taking the role of Max, a former rugby superstar whose life is unravelling on the celebrity circuit. Meanwhile, Arterton, plays Emma, who has a chance of sorting out Max’s life if she can get her own back on track in the film. Described as a “layered and gripping drama”, the movie is said to have a nod towards Oscar-winning film Crash, which was released in 2006. The pair were seen on set spending time with their on-screen daughter and son in a park in the capital, earlier on today.
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SPICA, one of South Korea’s hottest girl groups, US debut single "I Did It"

SPICA, one of South Korea’s hottest girl groups, US debut single
"I Did It" official music video is now released!

The song title "I Did It" is a medium-tempo dance pop song that
calls upon elements of hip-hop and funk to evoke a sense of 90's
pop nostalgia. Cory Enemy, Oliver Goldstein, and Daniel Merlot share production credits for the new track, and their combined industry experience having previously worked with some of the world's leading pop stars such as Britney Spears, Carly Rae
Jepsen, and Shakira bodes well for SPICA.

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Lizzy Caplan on Conan + Jon Hamm and Lizzy on Tough Auditions and Uncomfortable Costumes


“It’s really exciting that we are the people that are getting nominated for awards, and I still feel like everybody’s 20 years old and figuring everything out,” says “Masters of Sex” star Lizzy Caplan, of her partner for her Variety conversation, “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm. The two have been friends for years — dating back to a WB pilot from which Hamm got fired, that she teasingly promises to never let him forget.

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Skye's dad cast on SHIELD + the cast back to work

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Kyle MacLachlan is about to enter the Marvel universe.

The veteran actor (Twin Peaks, Sex and the City, How I Met Your Mother) will portray Skye's father on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., multiple sources confirm.

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Simon Cowell's back: British 'X Factor' to air on U.S. channel

You knew he wouldn’t stay away for long: Simon Cowell is returning to American TV, thanks to a cable network picking up the U.S. distribution rights to his U.K. hit The X Factor.

Mark Cuban’s AXS TV will air The X Factor starting with its upcoming 11th season, marking the first time the British version of the show has been distributed stateside. This season represents Cowell’s return to the judges’ table on the series after a three-year absence during which Cowell had been producing and judging Fox’s version of The X Factor (which was canceled earlier this year).

“It will be a slightly different mindset when I’m making the show in Britain knowing an American audience is going to watch it,” Cowell told Dan Rather in an AXS interview announcing the news (clip below). “I’ve been on and off [American TV] for 12 years. It’s a different feeling having my British show on American TV, which is a bit odd. But I think it’s a good thing because Americans have never seen the British show before … This particularity show, Britain’s The X Factor, probably has the best track record of all these shows of creating stars worldwide, the biggest being One Direction.”

Additionally, former Spice Girl and America’s Got Talent judge Mel B will make her debut as a full-time judge on the show, having previously served as a guest. There’s also U.K. pop singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (formerly Cheryl Cole), returning for the first time in three years, and music manager Louis Walsh, making his eleventh consecutive appearance since 2004. Dermot O’Leary will host.

Cowell, of course, rose to fame on this side of the pond as a judge on Fox’s American Idol for nine seasons before launching Fox’s version of The X Factor in 2011. Fox axed the show after three tumultuous seasons punctuated by a revolving door of judges and rising singing show competition. The X Factor UK will air on Sundays and Mondays starting Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. Each episode runs one day after the show airs in the U.K. AXS TV is currently available in 43 million homes across several cable and satellite systems.

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Alleged nude pics of Selena Gomez leaked online

A series of nude pictures of Selena Gomez has reportedly been leaked online, though representatives confirm it's not the actress in the pictures.

A tumblr user has leaked a series of nude pictures online, claiming them to be that of Selena Gomez. The pictures were reportedly stolen from a cell phone. The face of the girl in the picture cannot be seen but several reports have said that the girl has a mole similar to Gomez. Also, the shape of the girl's lips is very like Gomez's, sparking rumors that the pictures might be of the singer's, reports Hollywoodlife.

The user in question goes by the ID lakalel33. According to him, photos were leaked online by Gomez's public relations team and that the pictures were taken by Gomez's former lover, Justin Bieber.

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Paolo Nutini's gorgeous short film for 'Iron Sky'

If you don't know Paolo Nutini, I don't blame you. I just learned about this British singer when I saw this video of his song Iron Sky. It opens with a hard-to-watch 2-minute silent intro—and then the beautiful music hits contrasting with the lives of pariahs, the mentally insane, the junkies... It knocked me out.

Paolo Nutini 'Iron Sky' from Daniel Wolfe on Vimeo.


Keke Palmer Stuns In Bombshell Magazine

Keke Palmer has transformed from an adorable child star into a beautiful young woman before our very eyes. The “Just Keke” star appears on the latest cover of Bombshell and she looks amazing. Inside, she dishes on how she avoided becoming a tabloid favorite and controlling what she puts out on social media. Check out some highlights from her interview below.

On transitioning from child star without any scandal:

“I’ve always wanted to remain who I was, and show my growth in my roles. I’ve grown up in these roles, and people have finally been able to see the growth in me as an actress.” (lol)

On her success and what she puts out on social media:

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It's a Britney Spears post bitch!

Brit snapping a cute pic with a young fan


William Orbit has also been working with the guy who destroyed Britney's vocals Britney Jean producer Anthony Preston, fueling rumors of a new Britney project being underway

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Metta World Peace aka Ron Artest is changing his name once more to 'The Pandas Friend'

New team, new country, new name.
Metta World Peace — the former Ron Artest — will play basketball in China next year, and with the move comes a new name.
World Peace will be known as The Pandas Friend while playing for the Sichuan Blue Whales this season, the 34-year-old confirmed on Twitter Thursday.

Again, The Pandas Friend.
World Peace teased fans that he’d be changing his name to coincide with his switch to the Chinese Basketball Association, tweeting on Aug. 1: “I’m chaning my name for China this season !!!! You guys will love it”
Giant panda’s are on the list of endangered species and are found in the wild in central China, particularly in Sichuan province, where World Peace will be playing. He’ll earn $1.43 million playing for the Blue Whales next season, making him the highest-paid player in the CBA. It’s not clear if the ex-Knicks forward will change his name in any official capacity — as he did in 2011 when he made the switch from Ron Artest to Metta World Peace — or if this is just a nickname he'll go by.
Too bad the Knicks didn’t participate in the NBA’s nickname jersey games (like the Heat and Nets did last season). Artest-World Peace-Panda Friend clearly would’ve come up with a great one.


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Ramona Singer Is Moving On Without Mario

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Sounds like it's over for good this time. Amid another round of rumors about her husband's infidelity, Ramona Singer took to Twitter on Thursday, Aug. 7, to announce her split from longtime love Mario Singer. The couple wed more than two decades ago and are parents to daughter Avery, 19.

"I have decided to move on with my life without Mario. I tried my best to make my marriage work," the Real Housewives of New York City star wrote. "I am excited for the new chapter in my life."

Singer's big reveal comes just two days after Bravo aired part two of the RHONY reunion, during which she refused to answer any of host Andy Cohen's questions about her marriage. "Everyone in my family is great," she said coolly. "We're together now, but I have a daughter Avery, who I love dearly, who is 19, and because of that, that's all I have to say on the matter."

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EA may bring The Sims 4 to other platforms

EA will "explore the possibility" of porting The Sims 4 to other platforms once the PC version has launched and is "playing well", producer Ryan Vaughan has said.

Speaking in this week's issue of MCV, Vaughan explained that while The Sims 4 is "only coming to PC at the moment... once we get it to the point when it launches in September and find that the game is playing well, we'll explore the possibility of it coming to other platforms."

While EA has yet to formally announce plans to bring The Sims 4 to other platforms, previous Sims title The Sims 3 made its way over to Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and 3DS 16 months after its original PC launch.

And while it wasn't quite the same fully-fledged experience as the PC original, it managed to make the jump to home console fairly well, landing on a Metacritic rating in the high 70s.

The Sims 4 launches on PC on September 5.


Female Lead Gamora Missing From ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Team Merchandise

In this installment of “Please Take My Money, Disney,” we take a look at Disney/Marvel’s newest film, Guardians Of The Galaxy, which is currently soaring at the box office and has jumped to the top of everyone’s list of favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.

When people dig an action-packed, scifi superhero movie like this — one that has a cool, funny hero (Star-Lord); a badass, gorgeous leading lady (Gamora); a wise-cracking, gun-toting raccoon (Rocket); a sensitive muscle man (Drax the Destroyer); and a lovable tree creature (Groot) — as Star Wars creator George Lucas has always banked on, they’re gonna want some merchandise. So, bring out all the merch you got, and people will buy it (if Star Wars isn’t example enough, just ask Gene Simmons from KISS).

But, for some reason, once again, Disney is slighting its non-Princess female characters, as Friend of Doom Amy Radcliffe pointed out this week in her article “A Sad Lack of Gamora,” which notes that while Guardians merch and toys are easily found, one of its characters, Gamora, the female team member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, is not, prompting the creation of the hashtag #wheresgamora.

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Unreleased photo shoot of Kate Upton at age 15 surfaces


Kate Upton's name is synonymous with voluptuousness and sizzling sex appeal. But there was a time when the 22-year-old Sports Illustrated supermodel had a more innocent appearance.

MailOnline has an exclusive look at one of the cover girl's first photo sessions when she was only 15-years-old, long before she became the world's top pinup bikini model.


In a total of eight stunning sets taken by fashion photographer Steven Burton, the Florida native - who was born in Michigan - showed off her modeling skills as she folded her arms, pouted and smiled with enthusiasm.

The photo session took place in March 2008, just after the teen was signed to Elite Model Management.

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Here's why Arya is the best character on 'Game of Thrones'

Okay, okay, we get it: You love Tyrion.

And with good reason. We love Tyrion, too! And Brienne, and Jaime, and Sansa, and everybody else who has a continuing story on Game of Thrones. Any one of them conceivably could have appeared on our list of the 25 Best Characters on TV Right Now. (Fine, that’s an overstatement; nobody’s voting for Ramsay Bolton, right?)

So naturally, when it came time for EW‘s TV staff to decide which of these fascinating creations is currently the show’s best, things got a little contentious. (See more about the list’s criteria here, where you can also vote for your favorite TV character.) In a tiebreaker vote, though, the choice became clear: Arya beat Tyrion, and by a fairly wide margin.

Why? Maybe because even though Tyrion starred in one of season 4’s showiest, most unforgettable moments—that shiver-inducing trial speech—Arya spent the season gradually transforming from who she was to who she’s going to be. Her scenes are less showy than Tyrion’s, but no less compelling.
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Justin Bieber FaceTimed With Malala Yousafzai

One is an inspirational activist who kept fighting for every girl’s right to an education in Pakistan even after the Taliban tried to assassinate her. The other is an oozing rash on humanity’s ballsack who regularly terrorizes ear drums with his music and picked a fight with the most beautiful lady elf of the Woodland Realm. And because the world has to keep showing us that “fuckery” is alive and well, the two spent a few minutes together on the Internet.

The NYDN says that Justin Bieber’s people set up a FaceTime meeting with Malala Yousafzai, because he could really use some good PR and his first choice, Anne Frank, wasn’t available for a FaceTime session for some reason. The Biebs posted a picture from his and Malala’s FaceTime conversation on Instagram and said that he can’t wait to meet her in person to talk about how he can help her foundation. Collapse )


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The 101 (5) Best Movie Dance Routines Of The Last 35 Years

Hollywood has really stepped up its choreography game over the last 35 years, gifting audiences with hundreds of incredibly memorable — and mimicable — routines.

So, I laced up my red shoes to look back on the best live-action (sorry, Beauty and the Beast), American-funded (sorry, Strictly Ballroom) films from the last 35 years (sorry, Grease) to determine which routine set the barre the highest.

And away we go.

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'Oh! Was there a camera behind me?' Bey, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus jump on the 'back selfie' bandwagon

Forget the ‘healthie’ ‘couplie’ and ‘belfie’, the ‘back selfie’ is the last photo-sharing trend sweeping social media.
From Beyonce and Kendall Jenner to Rihanna and Rita Ora, celebrities are jumping on the back bandwagon.

So why is the back selfie catching on? There are various factors at play. Firstly, it's a way to pose topless without falling foul of Instagram’s no boobs policy and also gives subjects the chance to display those incredibly honed backs.

It also appears a little less narcissistic than the usual duck-face selfie - and, crucially, means you don't have to apply make-up or several filters in order to look fit for public viewing.
In the absence of a face, the scenery is often the star, giving you the opportunity to really show off about your incredible surroundings.

While technically not a 'selfie', as - like many 'belfies' - it is not taken by the subject of the photo, the name has caught on as it is a planned picture of oneself that is showcased on your own social media.

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'The Hot Zone' Author Answers Pressing Ebola Questions In A Surprising Reddit AMA

In light of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Richard Preston, author of nonfiction book "The Hot Zone," conducted a Reddit AMA on Wednesday morning. During it, he mostly addressed questions about the spread and containment of the Ebola virus.

The book is widely regarded as terrifying, but while Preston did voice some candid concerns about containment, especially in Africa, his answers should comfort those worried about a large-scale outbreak in the U.S.

To start, Preston expects only handfuls of Ebola patients to appear in the U.S., even in the event of loss of control in West Africa. “The major hospitals [in the U.S.] are equipped to deal with small numbers of Ebola patients,” he added. And doctors could even handle a major outbreak, though "it wouldn't be fun at all."

And how would a large-scale outbreak in Africa occur? Preston worries that Ebola could overtake, for example, Lagos, Nigeria, the most populous city in Africa with 21 million people. Two deaths and five cases have already appeared there. (For comparison, the population of Texas stands at 25 million.)

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Kristen Stewart Explains Why She Never Smiles in Paparazzi Photos

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Kristen Stewart knows that she has a reputation for never smiling in paparazzi photos.

Don't expect her to change, though. Ever.

"Now I feel like if I smiled for a paparazzi photo -- not that I ever would -- that’s exactly what people would be desecrating me for," the actress told Elle magazine. "They’d be like, 'Now you’re going to give it up! Now you’re a sellout.' Like, OK. What do you want? What would you like?"

Stewart, 24, first rose to fame with the "Twilight" franchise. At the time, she was dating her co-star, Robert Pattinson, and the two weren't necessarily prepared for becoming overnight celebrities.

"The day the movie came out, there was a picture of me -- in the New York Post, I think. I was sitting on my front porch, smoking a pipe with my ex-boyfriend and dog," she said. "And I was like, 'Oh s***. Well, I have to be aware of that."

With that chapter behind her, Stewart is looking forward to what's next.

"Never, at any point, have I sat down and plotted how I should proceed from here on. As soon as you start thinking about your career as a trajectory -- like, as if you’re going to miss out on some wave or momentum -- then you’re never doing anything for yourself, anyway," she said. "Then you’re truly, actually, specifically working for the public. You’re turning yourself into a bag of chips."


Rihanna 'wants to buy a football club in the UK' following trip to Brazil for the World Cup


It seems that her trip to Brazil for the tail-end of the World Cup may have been equal parts business and pleasure.

According to reports, the Diamonds singer has her eyes firmly fixed on buying a UK football club, after she's set up a soccer academy in her native Barbados.

A source said: 'At first we thought Rihanna's desire to be involved with soccer on a business level would soon blow over. We figured she was still on a high from the World Cup.

'But now it's becoming clear she really is serious. She's talking about setting up a football academy in her native Barbados. Then her big dream is to be involved with a UK club.'

While Rihanna has designs on getting her hands on a British team, the 26-year-old beauty has also reportedly been considering options closer to her Tinsel Town home.

A source told the Daily Star: 'Britain is like a second home to her, although she's also hinted she may do something with an LA team.'


Misfits star Antonia Groania Thomas cast in Channel 4's new comedy Scrotal Recall

Antonia Thomas, best known for playing Alisha Daniels in E4 comedy-drama Misfits, is to star in new comedy Scrotal Recall, can exclusively reveal.

The six-part series from Channel 4 follows hapless Dylan Witter who must find every girl he's ever slept with to tell them he's contracted Chlamydia. Played by actor and singer-songwriter Johnny Flynn, Dylan is aided by best friends Evie (Thomas) and Luke (Peep Show actor Daniel Ings).

Each 30-minute episode will see him tracking down a different girl from his sexual past, forcing him to recall romantic encounters he'd much rather forget. Evie and Luke decide to help Dylan out with his "labour of love" by offering dodgy relationship advice as he uses his quest to make sense of all his past romantic car-crashes.

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rme @storyline but it's nice to see antonia getting more work
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Avengers: Age of Ultron Villain Josh Brolin Takes A None-Too-Subtle Jab At Zack Snyder


Avengers: Age of Ultron star Josh Brolin has said in the past that he was contacted for the role of Batman which eventually went to Ben Affleck, but hasn't really commented beyond that.

The closest he came was acknowledging in a March interview with Total Film magazine that he and director Zack Snyder didn't see eye-to-eye on how Batman should be approached.

“Me and Zack had a conversation about it,” Brolin explained at the time, “and there were several reasons why we said it wasn’t the best idea on both sides. I had mine and Zack had his.”

He seemed to suggest that Snyder's take on the character was a bit too "cool" for him, valuing big moments and clever lines. That wouldn't be too far off-target, given the fact that Snyder has repeatedly cited Frank Miller's Batman, who enjoyed a little of that style depiction, as his muse.

In a new interview with IGN, though, Brolin takes what's pretty transparently a pot shot at Snyder's past as a music video director, suggesting that Marvel's movies are better because their filmmakers are more focused on substance than style.


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ONTD, is Batman serious business or VERY serious business?

Batman <3 Superman: Yawn At Justice v. Cap 3: Up All Night To Get Bucky: More On Averted Showdown!

It’s been a good year for Marvel. Correction: It’s been a great year for Marvel. First, Captain America: The Winter Soldier opened huge in April and remains the biggest blockbuster of the year so far, outgrossing its 2011 franchise-starter around the world by 92 percent! Then, last week, Guardians of the Galaxy delivered a giant weekend, vindicating Marvel’s long-range plans for deep-cut superheros. The outside-the-box space epic is even ahead of Winter Soldier‘s box-office pace after five days. And if that wasn’t enough to celebrate, yesterday, Marvel received perhaps its most enjoyable gift of all: Warner Bros. announced that it was moving Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice off its May 6, 2016 release date, avoiding a potential opening-weekend showdown with the next Captain America sequel.

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Survey Finds YouTube Stars More Popular Than Mainstream Celebs Among U.S. Teens

Natalie did not make the (flop) list so I shall honor her by making her the queen of this post.

U.S. teenagers are more enamored with YouTube stars than they are the biggest celebrities in film, TV and music.

That’s the surprising result of a survey Variety commissioned in July that found the five most influential figures among Americans ages 13-18 are all YouTube faves, eclipsing mainstream celebs including Jennifer Lawrence and Seth Rogen. The highest-ranking figures were Smosh, the online comedy team of Ian Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla, both 26.

Despite having minimal exposure in the mainstream media, another comedy duo, known as the Fine Bros., Benny and Rafi, finished a close second, followed by the Swedish videogamer who has the most subscribers on all of YouTube, Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg — otherwise known as PewDiePie. Interestingly, the highest-ranking non-YouTuber is Paul Walker, who tragically died in a car accident late in 2013.

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Top five: 1.) Smosh, 2.) Fine Bros., 3.) PewDiePie, 4.) KSI, 5.) Ryan Higa.

Neat graphic/Top 20 at the source/Variety.

I'm not against new media but someone enlighten me on the top five. Obligatory q: how do you feel about "regular" people gaining fame by talking about nothing, ONTD?
and don’t call me a star

So So Definitely Fired: Mariah parts ways with JD's "managing"

Mariah Carey has hired a new manager after parting ways with longtime collaborator Jermaine Dupri.

The “Hero” hit maker hired her super-producer pal as her manager last autumn, but after less than a year in his new role, Dupri is stepping down from the position.

A statement released by Dupri reads: “I’m a very hands-on person when it comes to my work. I put my all into every project. But when I’m not allowed to do what I do, then I know it’s time for me to move on. Mariah and I enjoy working together and will continue to make great music together in the future.”

Carey hired Dupri in the middle of production of her 14th studio album, “Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse,” which she had been working on for the past two years.

The record was finally released in May, but had a disappointing debut in the U.S. selling just 58,000 copies in the first week.

Carey had previously been managed by music veteran and former “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson

She has now reportedly hired Def Jam Recordings president Kevin Liles, who also manages Jay Z and Ludacris, to oversee her career, according to Billboard Magazine.



now that his homes are no longer in foreclosure, this generous queen is actually going to get a real manager
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More Agents joining S.H.I.E.L.D.

It seams that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is expanding even more today. According to TV Line, Henry Simmons (NYPD Blue) has signed on to appear in the second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as agent Alphonso “Mac” Mackenzie, "a mechanic in his early 30s." In the Marvel comics Al Mackenzie is a veteran agent who found himself at odds with Nick Fury, and also had dealings with Jessica Jones so there's some crossover potential there when the Netflix series kicks off. Simmons joins other cast newbies Kyle MacLachlan as Skye’s father, Reed Diamond Daniel Whitehall, Nick Blood as Lance Hunter, Simon Kassianides as Bakshi and Lucy Lawless as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Isabel Hartly. Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns for its sophomore season on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 9/8c.


So ONTD if you could cast your Marvel Universe faves who would you cast as who?