August 12th, 2014

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Janet Jackson to release new album this year?

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'All For You' singer Janet Jackson is reportedly working on a new album - her first since 2008 - to be released by the end of the year, and it will feature a tribute to her late brother Michael.

Janet Jackson is expected to release a new album later this year.
The 'All For You' singer has reportedly been working on an upcoming project and it is said she will pay tribute to her late brother Michael, with plans to cover one of his tracks for the record.

A source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: ''The labels are really pushing Janet and have made her a priority act for the year, which means a big budget.

''It's the first album she's released since Michael died in 2009 so she felt it was fitting to include a nod to him.
''If it sells well she will look at doing a world tour in 2015.''
Meanwhile, songwriter Jamie McGrone has hinted at his involvement in the ''project'' - which would be her first album since 'Discipline' in 2008.
He took to Instagram and revealed his ''team'' would be working on the record, but refused to go into any more detail on what exactly they would be working on.
He wrote: ''Guess whose team is going to New York to work on the new Janet Jackson project.''




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'Hit the Floor' Season 2 finale: Did Jelena Howard kill Olivia Vincent?


The Season 2 finale of "Hit the Floor" brings Olivia Vincent's (Charlotte Ross) murder to the forefront -- and guess who doesn't have an alibi? Devil Girls team captain Jelena Howard (Logan Browning).

In this preview clip, Jelena says, "Olivia wasn't close to anyone. She burned a lot of bridges. ... Oscar fired her, I was simply the messenger," then confesses that her alibi for the time of Olivia's death is that she was alone, sleeping.

Did Jelena kill former Devil Girls dancer Olivia? The finale trailer teases that the answer will be revealed -- and Jelena is not the only person without a solid alibi. Kyle Hart (Katherine Bailess) tells Terrence Wall (Rob Riley) that she told the police they were together when Olivia was murdered, but it doesn't sound like that's the truth.

"Hit the Floor's" Season 2 finale airs Monday, Aug. 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on VH1.

It returns in May 2015 for Season 3.
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MMA Fighter "War Machine" On the Run After Assaulting 2 Victims


War Machine, formerly Jon Koppenhaver, was recently released from his Bellator promotional contract due to allegations that he assaulted his former girlfriend Christy Mack and another individual.

War Machine was reportedly involved in a three-person altercation early Friday morning, TMZ Sports first reported, citing Las Vegas police as its source. Police said that two of the involved parties suffered severe, but non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to a hospital. One of the victims was described by police as War Machine’s “significant other.”

On Sunday, War Machine posted several comments on Twitter, several directed at Mack, saying he wasn’t a bad guy and was only trying to surprise his girlfriend with an engagement ring.

Mack on Monday posted graphic photos of the injuries she suffered, she says at the hand of War Machine, as well as a statement giving her account of what transpired.

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Posting because this POS is on the loose and needs to be caught. If you recognize him, do not approach but alert local authorities.  And yes, this douchebag legally changed his name to War Machine.
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VAMPIRE ACADEMY producers need your help for the sequel



Producers need to raise $1.5M to make a sequel. Right now only $157,000 has been raised. But there is still 25 days left.

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Did you love the first Vampire Academy? Thoughts on it possibly getting a sequel? Any other failed young adult adaptions you want to see a sequel for?

Since Weinsteins released the first Vampire Academy, I wish they would let the Scream producers do something like this for Scream 5.
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Drizzy Blesses Us All On Tuesday

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Drake has the club going up on a Tuesday. In between battling it out with Lil Wayne on tour, October’s Very Own adds his golden touch to ILOVEMAKONNEN’s “Club Goin’ Up on a Tuesday” off the Atlanta newcomer’s I Love Makonnen EP, which was released in June.
Drizzy lays down a melodic flow and even showcases his falsetto on the Sonny Digital and Metro Boomin-produced track.
“Put the world on a song / You know PARTY and The Weeknd / Ain’t got no motherfuckin’ time to party on the weekend,” he croons.
Listen to him bless the beat.


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Hot Keanu Is Back, Finally Shaves His Beard

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Keanu Reeves shows off his clean-shaven face for the first time in a long time while arriving at LAX Airport on Saturday (August 9) in Los Angeles.

The last time we posted photos of the 49-year-old actor without a beard was back in May 2013!

There were rumors that spread earlier in the summer that Keanu was recently inspired to adopt a child, but sources told Gossip Cop that the reports were completely untrue.

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Buzzfeed is entering the film business




Get ready for Buzzfeed Motion Pictures, launched in the wake of a $50 million investment from venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, valuing the company at roughly $850 million. Buzzfeed’s film arm will continue to produce short clips for social media and hopes to expand to half-hour serials and feature films. Comedian Jordan Peele and Hollywood producer Michael Shamberg are already on board as advisers.

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Jason Momoa Will Officially Be Aquaman In Batman V. Superman

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It's been rumored for a while now, but Variety is reporting that Khal Drogo Jason Momoa has officially signed on to play DC's king of Atlantis in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and, presumably the Justice League movie after that.

As anyone who's seen Momoa in the first season of Game of Thrones knows, the man has charisma, which should do wonders for erasing the general perception of Aquaman as a joke character who only talks to fish. Admittedly, Momoa is lacking Aquman's traditional blond hair, but he does have the benefit of looking like this:

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Florrie's Amazing Cover vol. III: Troye Sivan's "Happy Little Pill"

Official xenomuse, and sparkle of my eye, Florrie, continues covering songs I really dislike and making them actually listenable and quite good! She previously covered Imagine Dragons "Radioactive", and Kiesza's "Giant In My Heart" to great success. Showcasing that Florrie is a true legend and worthy of superstardom! Florrie's new single Little White Lies (pre-order!) will FINALLY be out this week, on the 17th!


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REVIEW: Hilary Duff's New Single 'All About You' is Full of Hooks, Banjo, and Sweetly Sexy Lyrics



First, Hilary Duff was "Chasing The Sun," but now she wants you to know she's "All About You." In her continued effort to come back into the world of pop music, today (Aug. 12), the former Disney star released her second single of 2014, the hook-filled, bubbly track "All About You."

Whereas Duff's first official comeback single "Chasing The Sun" was a bit of a generic take on the summer anthem, "All About You" oozes poppy successes. Keeping with the same laidback, sunny vibes as her first new song, "All About You" improves on "Chasing The Sun" with its killer hooks, which are seriously plentiful.

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Fashion Icon Rita Ora™ Speaks On Calvin Harris Shutting Down Her Teen Choice Performance


Rita Ora has confirmed that Calvin Harris blocked her from performing at the Teen Choice Awards in America this past weekend.

The singer was due to perform her single 'I Will Never Let You Down', but because her ex-boyfriend Harris is the sole writer and producer on the track, he has to sign off the rights to give permission for a televised performance. Harris decided not to approve the performance, so Ora was forced to cancel the planned show at the last minute.

Asked by Ryan Seacrest if the decision surprised her, Ora replied: "No. No, no, no."

She added: "We put a lot of effort and work into the show. Every time we do a show, I rehearse about a month in advance, and, y'know... I could have got told a few weeks earlier! That would have been nice. It was a last minute change, but do you know what? We move on and we move forward."


'I Will Never Let You Down' reached number one in the UK back in May, marking Ora's fourth British chart-topper of her career so far.

Meanwhile, Ora recently spoke about a new track, titled 'Poison', which hears her hit out at an ex-boyfriend.

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this whole situation makes Calvin look like a giant asshole. Props to Rita for not dissing him.
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Someone at the BBC Definitely Hates Moffat: Second Doctor Who Episode Leaks

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A "Doctor Who" Season 8, episode 2 torrent has appeared online, several weeks after the initial BBC leak. Much like the "Doctor Who" Season 8 premiere leak, "Into the Dalek" is a black and white workprint.

Early in July, news spread of the first two episodes of "Doctor Who" Season 8 leaking online. The "Doctor Who" Season 8 episode leak followed the script leak of the first five episodes of the season. The first episode quickly spread on the Internet, but finding the second episode proved more difficult. There was a torrent available but individuals downloading the file could not complete the transfer, notes TorrentFreak.

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I'd be lying if I said I wasn't really, really enjoying this mess.

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Emma Stone in talks to replace Michelle Williams in Broadway's 'Cabaret'


The 25-year-old actress is in negotiations to make her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles—the role currently played by Michelle Williams—in Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Cabaret, EW has confirmed. Williams recently extended her run in the classic 1966 Kander and Ebb musical through November 9, 2014; the show itself is slated to play a limited engagement through January 4, 2015.

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Track by Track Album Review: Welcome to the Jungle by Neon Jungle



It’s been nearly two years since they formed, and now Neon Jungle have finally released their debut album, Welcome to the Jungle, in North America.

Hailing from all over the U.K.,  members Asami Zdrenka (18), Jessica Plummer (21), Amira McCarthy (18), and Shereen Cutkelvin (17) have said they instantly became a family after starting Neon Jungle in 2012. They have since been turning heads with their unique twist on pop music and their vibrant personalities.

Their funky and raw musicality and style has been quite refreshing; it’s nice to see girl bands like Neon Jungle and their contemporaries, Little Mix, make a splash on the boy-band dominated scene.

So without further ado, here’s my track-by-track breakdown of Neon Jungle’s debut album, Welcome to the Jungle.
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The Undeniable, Indescribable Appeal of Idris Elba

The badass Brit has an impressive résumé—from acclaimed parts in The Wire and Mandela to popcorn fare like Pacific Rim and this month's No Good Deed—but that hardly explains his legions of admirers and the intense passions he inspires. No, there is something to the 41-year-old actor that goes beyond talent, something elusive and rare, and so undefinable we simply say he's got "it."

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Thunderbae and family at LAX



He is known for a glamorous Hollywood life, but Chris Hemsworth proved he can easily keep it real.

The blond star was seen arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday where he touched-down with some seriously precious baggage - his twin sons and daughter.

Chris, best known for his popular role as hammer wielding superhero Thor, was joined by Spanish wife Elsa Pataky and the pair were very much the handsome couple - despite dressing down.

Wearing just a casual T-shirt and shorts, the 30 year-old seemed at ease with his load - five-month old son Tristan and two-year-old daughter India.

Meanwhile, Else, 38, carried Tristan's twin brother Sacha.

Together, the pair dashed through the arrivals lounge where they were then collected by a private car who took them to their Beverly Hills home.

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Sienna Miller and Daniel Brühl on the Set of New BCoop Film




She is normally a cut above when it comes to style, but critically-acclaimed actress Sienna Miller was anything but as she filmed scenes for her new film in London on Sunday.

The 32 year-old star sported a sharp bob with a fringe as she recited lines on the set of forthcoming film Adam Jones. Alongside her was actor Daniel Brühl.

Adam Jones, which has a script by Steven Knight, also stars Bradley Cooper. He plays the title character: a genius cook who returns to London after a period away from the kitchen, detoxifying. Now he wants a third Michelin star, and assembles an A-list line-up to help him.

Emma Thompson, Lily James, Jamie Dornan and Alicia Vikander also star.

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Producers Behind "Shark Week" Are Misleading Credible Scientists

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Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" is misleading the public again this year with several documentaries. So why are scientists allowing themselves to be featured in these pseudoscience disasters? There's a simple reason: Shark Week producers have been lying to them.

Jonathan Davis, who now works for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, was studying the bull sharks in the Gulf of Mexico for his Masters research when he was approached by a Shark Week film crew. "They were interested in the sharks in Louisiana, and I was the person doing the research there," Davis says. He agreed to take the film crew into the field, but quickly became concerned by their refusal to answer his questions.

He said: I asked a few of the crew members, including the producer, what the show was going to be about. I never got a straight answer and the producer seemed to avoid the question. I was just told it would be combined with some other filming to make one show about Louisiana shark research.

Davis was shocked to find that his interview aired during a 2013 Shark Week special called Voodoo Shark, which was about a mythical monster shark called "Rooken" that lived in the Bayous of Louisiana. The "other filming" his interview was combined with featured a Bayou fishermen, and the clips were edited together to make it seem like a race between his team of researchers and the fishermen to see who could catch the mythical voodoo shark faster. In reality, Davis was barely asked about the voodoo shark at all. His answers from unrelated questions were edited together to make it seem like he believed in its existence and was searching for it.
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Legendary divas in Manila: what to expect


Two world-famous divas are confirmed to sing their greatest hits for Philippine audiences in the coming months and fans are going crazy, asking: Which one should I see? With limited funds, should I to choose one and get a good seat or divide my money to see them both from the nosebleed section?

These are valid concerns, especially for those who have waited so long for such a once-in-a-lifetime event. This may never take place again because, as we all know, divas (the category of popular singers with big voices) are a dying breed. The trouble is that the shows are happening within a month of each another and announcements are only being made now - mere weeks before the scheduled performances.

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Inside the 2014 Day of Indulgence party


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The 2014 Day of Indulgence certainly lived up to its name! Held at producer Jennifer Klein’s Los Angeles home, the star-studded list of attendees included Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Adams, Tyra Banks, Kerry Washington, Zoe Saldana, Kristen Bell,  Selena Gomez, Leslie Mann, Lea Michele, Jessica Chastain, Lizzy Caplan and more, who took part in an all-girls afternoon filled with shopping, sweet treats, and luxurious spa treatments.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider to be an Xbox exclusive

Microsoft announces at Gamescom that the next Lara Croft adventure will only be coming to Xbox platforms

The next Lara Croft adventure will only be available on Xbox consoles, Microsoft announced today.

At a press conference ahead of the Gamescom video game event in Cologne, Crystal Dynamics studio head Darrell Gallagher took to the stage to confirm that Rise of the Tomb Raider, follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed reboot of the long-running action adventure series, will be “exclusive to Xbox”. It is not yet clear whether this means Xbox One alone, or Xbox 360, too.

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Jessie Ware Debut's New Song "Say You Love Me", Slays Effortlessly

Jessie Ware just debuted the second single from her upcoming LP, Tough Love (out Oct 6!!), and it is amazing.  It was produced by BenZel and co-written by Ed Sheeran (who provides backing vocals on the bridge, don't hold it against her!!).  The single is available for download on 9/29.  Pre-order the single and the album today!!
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Newly Engaged Couple Doug + Courtney Hit the Beach


Their love is a shore thing.

Prior to revealing they were back together and once again engaged, 19-year-old Courtney Stodden and her 54-year-old estranged husband Doug Hutchison put on quite the public display of affection as they took to the beach on Friday to show off how enamored they are with each other.

The surgically enhanced teenager frolicked in a blue bikini as she locked lips and canoodled with her 35 years older main man.

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Korean Bae Lee Byung Hun is going to star as T1000 in the new Terminator installment



Actor Lee Byung Hun will be in Terminator 5: Genesis.

Arnold Schwarzenator posted on his social media the end of filming their movie. He said, "I want to thank all the movie staff."
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He added, "You will realize why you fell in love with Terminator. I'll be back July 1, 2015."

Terminator 5 will not be story-related to the other Terminator 1-4 stories. It will be a three-part series telling the stories of Sarah Corner, and John Corner's father Kyle Lease's youth.

Emelia Clark was also casted for the movie. She was also chosen as the most beautiful face of TC Candler's Top 100 beautiful faces.

Lee Byung Hun will be T-1000. It is one of the most notable evil characters of the Terminator series. It has not be announced officially, but many have assumed that this was his role and that it will be crucial to the movie.

In response, people said, "I am looking forward to Lee Byung Hun's Terminator", "Terminator Lee Byung Hun, he is now a Hollywood star", and "Will this movie be a hit?"

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Hideo Kojima & Guillermo Del Toro Team Up For New Silent Hill Game


Yeah, this is actually happening. Classic horror game series Silent Hill is back, with Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and famed horror movie director Guillermo del Toro involved. Walking Dead TV show actor Norman Reedus is the star. It was revealed in the form of an interactive teaser on the PlayStation Store.

The video shows a man who turns out to be actor Norman Reedus on a darkened street before revealing the the names of Kojima and del Toro. He looks at the camera, and then the Silent Hill logo appears.


So this kinda came out of nowhere, huh? Well, not entirely. An allegedly terrifying demo called P.T. was announced and released during Sony's Gamescom conference, and people flocked to the PS Store to download it. It turned out to be a teaser for this mega-project, as opposed to a demo for a new horror series as everyone first suspected.

The whole stunt is very much in line with Kojima's penchant for bait-and-switches, mostly recently seen with Metal Gear Solid V's "The Phantom Pain" reveal gag.

This isn't Guillermo del Toro's first crack at game development, either. He was set to head up a much-hyped but never seen horror game called Insane before publisher THQ became a madhouse (and then not a house at all) due to money troubles.

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George R.R. Martin says fans have guessed his secret ending



From the Game of Thrones showrunners, we already know that George R.R. Martin’s top-secret planned ending to his book saga is “absolutely” satisfying. But now we’ve learned that a few fans already know what the ending is as well. They just don’t know that they know. You know?

Here’s what happened: Martin was speaking at the Edinburgh International Literary Festival where he was reportedly asked about fan theories regarding the rest of his saga—which will likely consist of two more novels, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring, neither of which have release dates yet. Martin knows which major characters will live and die in the next two books, he said, while the fates of minor characters remain undecided.
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FKA twigs Talks Sex & Self-Reliance: Weird Things Can Be Sexy



Milk pours out of FKA twigs's fingers, at the end of arms whose soft bulk suggests a kind of ant-strength. Spray-painted in gold and writhing beneath her with biomechanical need is a doppelganger, lapping at the cascading liquid. Twigs looks into the camera. "My thighs are apart for when you're ready to breathe in," she promises.

This is the video for Two Weeks, the first single from twigs's debut album, set for release this month. With her iconic styling – a mix of thuggish leather, gothic lace and occult bling – alongside songwriting that blends darkly spectral production with beautiful melody, she's being lauded as a visionary new voic. She's also a pop star who really nails sex. For a culture so obsessed with carnality, songs that get it right are bizarrely few and far between: Madonna's Erotica, perhaps, or Marvin Gaye's I Want You, whose lyrics seduce while the music is already biting the pillow. Twigs, however, is writing strings of them; sex in her songs is a shifting game of sustain and release, a far cry from the seaside postcards of Perry, Cyrus, Thicke et al.

"I write exactly what I think," she says of this frankly hot material when we meet. "If it's a raw subject, I write lots of things and then pull out all the fluff words." Hence Two Weeks, a song about wooing a man away from a sexless relationship, features the line "I can fuck you better than her". "Weird things can be sexy," she continues. "Vulnerability is the strongest state to be in. How boring would it be if we were constantly dominant or constantly submissive? In the video, it's this vision of me feeding myself, milking myself. I was naked, painted in gold, doing krump dance moves. It's bizarre, but hot in a very weird way."

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Source+Guardian's Review for LP1



Good read, suggest you take the time to check it in full. LP1 is finally out and there are reviews popping all over the place, check them out too, and don't forget to buy it on iTunes (or anywhere else you can find it, it's wonderful)!! One of the best albums this year, no doubt.
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Koko The Gorilla Mourns Robin Williams

Koko Remembers Robin Williams



In 2001, Robin Williams was invited to meet Koko, the gorilla who communicates in sign language, at The Gorilla Foundation in northern California. We had no idea what to expect, but everyone was in for a treat, and they became very special friends.

On Monday, Aug. 12, the day news broke of Williams' passing, Koko and Penny and Ron (Drs. Patterson and Cohn) were together when phone calls started coming in about the sad event. After the first all, Koko came to Dr. Patterson with an inquiring look on her face. Dr. Patterson explanied that "we have ost a dear friend, Robin Williams." Koko was quiet and looked very thoughtful
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Ed Nelson, Actor On TV's 'Peyton Place', Dies At 85

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Ed Nelson, a star of the 1960s primetime soap “Peyton Place” and an actor with almost 200 credits, mostly in television, died on Saturday in Greensboro, N.C. He was 85.

Nelson had most recently appeared in the 2003 courtroom thriller “Runaway Jury,” starring Gene Hackman. He had a more significant role as General Sherman in the 1998 Jackie Chan vehicle “Who Am I.”

On “Peyton Place,” he played Dr. Michael Rossi during the entire five-year run of the series — 436 episodes. He returned in 1985 for reunion telepic “Peyton Place: The Next Generation.”

But Nelson was already a TV veteran by the time he was cast on “Peyton Place” in 1964. After a string of small parts in Roger Corman B movies during the mid to late ’50s, he began guesting on Westerns such as “Zane Grey Theater,” “Have Gun — Will Travel,” “The Rifleman,” “Maverick,” “Rawhide” and “Gunsmoke” plus other series such as “Twilight Zone,” “The Untouchables,” “The Fugitive” and “Dr. Kildare.”

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Lauren Bacall dies at 89

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Lauren Bacall -- one of the leading ladies of the Golden Age of Hollywood -- is dead ... TMZ has learned.

A family member tells us Bacall had a massive stroke Tuesday morning at her home.

Bacall -- who famously stared with and married Humphrey Bogart -- starred in a slew of movies, including "The Mirror Has Two Faces," "How to Marry a Millionaire" and "Designing Woman."

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Carrie Underwood to headline Superbowl halftime?



Every year the Superbowl is America’s most watched show. Some people tune in for the football action, while others enjoy watching the million dollar advertisements. Aside from the football action, the biggest part of Superbowl Sunday is most certainly the Halftime Show. We’re being told this year’s performer already has serious ties to the National Football League. A few inside sources revealed to us that Carrie Underwood most likely will be doing the super bowl halftime show this year. Football fans already know her from Sunday Night Football, and country music is more mainstream than ever. Can’t go wrong with this pick.-TO

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Is Tom Hiddleston gonna be the next Ben Hur?

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Tom Hiddleston as Ben-Hur? MGM and Paramount are hoping to make that happen.
With a release date of February 26, 2016 already set for the studios' forthcoming adaptation of the 1880 Lew Wallace novel, the "Avengers" star is being eyed to take on the title role in the film for director Timur Bekmambetov ("The Darkest Hour"), according to Deadline. If Hiddleston were to take on the part, he would be the fifth actor to play the iconic character after Herman Rottger (1907), Ramon Novarro (1925), Charlton Heston (1959) and Joseph Morgan (2010).

Set in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century, "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ" tells the story of Jewish prince Judah Ben-Hur and his rivalry with childhood friend Messala, a Roman commanding officer who has him falsely convicted for an alleged assassination attempt on the Roman governor. After being condemned to the Roman galleys, Judah later returns to Jerusalem to seek revenge on Messala - a scenario that culminates in the climactic chariot race made famous by William Wyler's Oscar-winning 1959 version of the story. Unlike that film, the new adaptation will give more weight to the parallel story of Jesus Christ that unfolds in the original novel.

The latest version of "Ben-Hur" was penned by Oscar-winning "12 Years a Slave" screenwriter John Ridley from a previous draft by Keith Clarke ("The Way Back"); Mark Burnett and Roma Downey ("The Bible") are serving as producers.
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IDK whether to be excited about Tom getting roles, cynical about Hollywood's need to remake all the things, or annoyed about another white person being up for a role about Middle-Eastern people. Either way, nothing's set in stone.
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Exclusive: Marvel Moving Forward on THE INHUMANS Movie; Screenplay by Joe Robert Cole



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was Marvel’s big gamble on whether or not they could sell a group of unknown characters in a unique world based on the studio’s brand alone.  They won that bet, and now it’s given Marvel the confidence to move forward on another team of mostly unknown, strange characters: The Inhumans.  As we reported back in March 2011, the studio was considering adapting the comic into a movie.  In July 2012, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige told Entertainment Weekly that if either Guardians or The Inhumans became a movie, audiences could expect an “X-Men-style ensemble, a la The Avengers.”  In a broad sense, that’s true: A team of misfits and outsiders comes together to battle a larger foe; beyond that, I doubt many would compare Guardians to X-Men or The Avengers.  But for over two years, there was no word on The Inhumans.

The other day, Vin Diesel dropped a hint about being part of The Inhumans, and it turns out he wasn’t just blowing smoke.  The studio is happy with the existing script by Joe Robert Cole, and now the next logical step is to take it out to filmmakers.  Hit the jump for more.


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"Penny Dreadful" Veteran To Direct Sophie Turner In "Mary Shelley’s Monster"



Hollywood’s having a bit of a Mary Shelley moment, which is good news because we’re having a Mary Shelley lifetime. Not only are we getting a Frankenstein M.D. web series and a female-directed Mary Shelley biopic starring Elle Fanning, Deadline reports that Game of ThronesSophie Turner is now set to star in Mary Shelley’s Monster, a film that follows the author as she “writes her seminal novel and is drawn into a Faustian bargain with her own “monster” of an alter ego.” Deep breath.

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November court date set for Hope Solo



The trial of Olympic gold medalist and Seattle Reign FC goalkeeper Hope Solo was set for Nov. 4 after a short hearing Monday morning in Kirkland Municipal Court.

Her attorney, Todd Maybrown, said he aims to have the case dismissed and have evidence suppressed.

“As expected, and as is normal in misdemeanor cases, today’s hearing was about setting a trial date. We’re pleased that both sides, and the judge, agreed to a November date and we look forward to the opportunity for the truth about this incident to be disclosed, which will clear Hope’s name,” Maybrown said in an email.

Solo has pleaded not guilty to gross-misdemeanor charges for allegedly striking her sister and her nephew at a Kirkland home in late June. If convicted, she could face up to six months in jail.

At the hearing, Solo was accompanied by her husband, former Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens.

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Clooney's Fiancee Turns Down Gaza War Crimes Tribunal Role




Human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin calls for an investigation but says she is too busy to serve on United Nations inquiry

George Clooney’s fiancee, the British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, has turned down an offer from the United Nations to investigate the possibility of war crimes committed during Israel’s latest military offensive in Gaza.

On Monday, the UN’s Human Rights Council announced that Alamuddin would sit on a three-member commission looking into violations of the rules of war, including accusations that Israel did not do enough to protect civilians, who made up the large majority of the more than 1,900 deaths.
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‘Chasing Life': Midseason Finale Ends With ‘Life Or Death’ Cliffhanger

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April Carver enters chemo treatment on the August 12 episode of Chasing Life, and her hospital stay puts her into a different mindset than we’ve ever seen before.

“She thinks she is ready and she is not,” Italia Ricci tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She emotionally, physically, psychologically she starts to lose it. How strong she’s been throughout the season, it all comes crashing down. The whole episode feels like she is trying so hard to get to the surface for a breath of air and things keep happening to her that keep preventing her from doing that and she can’t catch a break.”

Luckily, April has plenty loved ones to support her during her treatment — her sister, mother, grandmother, friends and a certain someone that might surprise you: Dominic. Her ex-boyfriend — or is he? — comes back  to surprise her, but their reunion isn’t all rainbows and butterflies.

If you’ve been watching the season, you could probably guess what might pull them apart — Leo. So will he come in between her and Dominic once and for all?


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Top 5 Guardians Who Should Join the Team in "GotG 2"

Two weeks ago, The Guardians of the Galaxy were pretty much the most obscure superhero group this side of The Green Team. One hit movie later, the team of misfits -- Star-Lord/Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon and, of course, Groot -- are already household names.

With director James Gunn on board for the sequel, scheduled for 2017, and The Powers That Be promising new recruits from Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning's critically acclaimed 2008 reboot of the comic title on which the movieverse cast is based, we journalists at this professional news site decided to make our own wishlist of the characters we'd most like to see. You betta read on!

5. MAJOR VICTORY (Vance Astro)

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Major Victory has a very confusing backstory. He's a time-traveler from an alternate past who got slingshotted to the year 3000, back again, went on a quest for Captain America's legendary shield, got stuck in suspended animation, and then ended up in OUR universe with the Guardians of the Galaxy, basically. Whatever, no one bothers to learn all that crap about him. Major Victory has a funny name, a noble bearing, a cool containment bodysuit, and gives everyone an opportunity to see Cap's shield flung at evildoers in space. What more do you need to know?

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And none for Adam Warlock bye!
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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon pay tribute to Robin Williams



Robin Williams, who died Monday of an apparent suicide at age 63, helped launch the careers of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, childhood friends who co-wrote the screenplay for Good Will Hunting set in their native Boston. Williams signed on to play psychotherapist Sean Maguire in the 1997 film, which earned him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar at the Academy Awards.

During his acceptance speech, Williams jokingly thanked his young screenwriters and costars, quipping that he "still want[ed] to see some I.D." from the rising stars, who also earned an Oscar for Best Screenplay.

Ben: Matt and I owe Robin "everything"

"Heartbroken. Thanks chief – for your friendship and for what you gave the world. Robin had a ton of love in him. He personally did so much for so many people. He made Matt and my dreams come true. What do you owe a guy who does that? Everything. May you find peace my friend."


Matt: "Robin brought so much joy into my life"

"Robin brought so much joy into my life and I will carry that joy with me forever. He was such a beautiful man. I was lucky to know him and I will never, ever forget him. I truly hope the people in the media can find it within themselves to give his family some privacy during this horrible time."

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