August 13th, 2014

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Tina Belcher from Bob's Burgers is fan-voted as the Best Character on Television



One week, zillions of tweets, and nearly 75,000 votes later, our readers have spoken—and here’s who you have named the Best Character on TV Right Now. The winner? Well…

… it’s awkward, deadpan teenager Tina Belcher of Bob’s Burgers.

That’s right: One of the most animated entries on EW‘s list of TV’s Best Characters blew away 24 other worthy competitors—including Arya Stark, Alison Hendrix of Orphan Black, and even Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock Holmes himself—to emerge victorious in our poll. (Scores of you also voiced support for characters who didn’t make it onto EW’s initial list, including Hannibal‘s central duo of Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter, Raymond “Red” Reddington of The Blacklist, Daryl Dixon of The Walking Dead, Vanessa Ives of Penny Dreadful, and Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory.)

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Ciara Calls Off Engagement to Future After He Cheated; Pair Welcomed Baby 3 Months Ago



She's out! Ciara has called off her engagement to Future, multiple sources reveal in the new issue of Us Weekly. The "I'm Out" singer, 28, has called it quits with the rapper, 30, just three months after welcoming their son Future Zahir Wilburn.

"He cheated on her. Game over," an insider tells Us of the "Turn On the Lights" rapper. Another source adds: "She's devastated. Ciara's focus now is the baby."

Together for more than a year, the duo got engaged on Ciara's birthday in October 2013. They were celebrating in New York City when Future surprised her with a stunning 15-carat diamond ring. She gave birth to their son seven months later, on May 19.

"Our label put us together," Ciara dished to Brides magazine back in July about meeting her now ex. "I went into the studio strictly to work, but he was very calm and sweet, a gentleman… I knew right away that he was different. Now he's my best friend in the world, my partner."


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Hear the New EDM Meow Mix Song



If there are two things that are massive on the Interweb, it's electronic music and cats. The wise mad men (and women) over at Meow Mix understand this, so this week they unveiled a viral EDM remix, by DJ Ashworth, of the cat kibble's iconic theme song....

This is the first in a series of new Meow Mix remakes; next up is a Nashville version by country cat lady Kellie Pickler. Fans of cat jams can also create their own Meow Mixes in a mobile recording studio that will be at New York City's Columbus Circle on Aug. 13. For every jingle recorded, Meow Mix will donate 100 meals to the Food Bank of New York for cats in need. And that's a reason to get your glowsticks out!

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This Is the Most Sexually Interesting Character on Television Right Now



Television today is reflective of society's ever-growing acceptance of sexuality in all its many beautiful forms. But no series depicts sexuality better and with more honesty than AMC's summer sleeper Halt and Catch Fire and its lead character, Joe MacMillan.

Lee Pace plays Joe, an ex-IBM sales executive in 1983, during the personal computer revolution, who brings his talents to Cardiff Electric, a smaller software company trying to compete with IBM. Joe is a brilliant salesman who delivers Don Draper-worthy monologues about technology, but it his sexuality which makes him one of the most intriguing components of this freshman series.

Sexual fluidity is usually a tired TV trope that rears its head in a show's later seasons, when all other plot lines have been exhausted. Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marissa from The O.C. or Ally and Ling's kiss on Ally McBeal all spring to mind. Usually when a character acts on bisexual tendencies or same-sex attraction later in a series' run, the reveal is treated with shock and, to a point, a sense of betrayal from the other characters. This makes Halt and Catch Fire even more groundbreaking: We know Joe is bisexual within the first few episodes of the series, and his sexploits directly affect the plot of the show.

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New Daphne Guiness Single: Evening In Space

Daphne Guinness consolidates her move into music with a theatrical, mesmerising new music video directed by acclaimed image-maker David LaChapelle. Evening in Space was produced by Tony Visconti and is the first single from Guinness' upcoming debut album, which is billed for release in September 2014. The video features custom fashion by many of Guinness' favourite houses, including Iris van Herpen and Noritaka Tatehana, alongside pieces from her own celebrated clothing collection.



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YAS to this David Bowie realness. I am ready for this album and any/all videos that accompany it.

Further reading: check out Daphne's Fatal Flaw music video, directed by Nick Knight.

Adam Senn thinks his bisexual pro basketballer character is 'a bit of a sociopath'

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VH1's pro basketball drama Hit the Floor had its second season finale on Monday (11 August) and there may be hope yet for true romance between star player Zero and his agent Jude.

The pair, who began an affair a few episodes back, have a heart-to-heart in the locker room with Jude (Brent Antonello) saying he wants a real relationship, not just a sexual one.

In the final moments, Zero (Adam Senn) drops his guard a bit and the season ends with the possibility that the two may make a go of it.

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Onika Set to Perform 'Anaconda' at the MTV VMAs



Nicki Minaj is taking the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards.

The 31-year-old singer has been added to the lineup for her first solo performance at the awards show, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The former American Idol judge will perform her single, "Anaconda," from her forthcoming The Pink Print album due later this year.

The VMAs will be broadcast from Inglewood, Calif.'s renovated venue The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.

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Utopia Season 2 Finale: What you might have missed



Anyone hoping for a neatly wrapped-up finale are going to be disappointed.

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Brand new Utopia series 2 deleted scenes



Squeezing an ambitious story of global conspiracies, shady organisations and a rag-tag gang of psychopaths, virologists and IT consultants attempting to save the world, into just six weekly episodes is no mean feat. Understandably, not everything in the script can make it to the final cut.

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Robin Williams Fans Turn Toward Visions of Him in Heaven in 'What Dreams May Come'

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As the world mourns the death of Robin Williams, the body of work left behind by the talented and much loved comic-actor is being celebrated and shared. Fans are revisiting films like Mrs. Doubtfire and Dead Poets Society and Hook. One movie, though, has emerged as a surprising talking point: the 1998 drama What Dreams May Come.

The spiritually themed (and visually stunning) drama began trending on Twitter within hours of Monday’s news that the 63-year-old Williams had died of an apparent suicide in Marin County, California.

The movie was among a group of titles from Williams’s roughly 50-film career that quickly rose to the top of the charts on both Amazon and iTunes, nestled among bigger hits like Good Will Hunting, The Birdcageand Patch Adams. As of this morning, What Dreams May Come was the 45th most-downloaded movie on iTunes, and the 40th top-selling movie on Amazon — ahead of Hook and Aladdin.

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One Direction’s Next Album Will Be ‘A Little Bit More Edgy’

'We feel like we've got some really good songs,' Niall said on the 'Today' show.



Even though it’s been less than a year since One Direction released Midnight Memories, the guys are hard at work on their upcoming fourth album.

Niall, Louis, Liam, Zayn and Harry sat down with Carson Daly on the “Today” show and revealed that the next album is taking them in a new direction…no pun intended.

“I think it’s going to be a little bit more edgy,” Niall said of the type of music they are recording. “But obviously we feel like we’ve got some really good songs and we are happy.”

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Zelda Williams Suspends Social Media in Wake of Father's Death


Those sending the Williams family negativity pushed Robin's only daughter too far. Zelda has quit Twitter and Instagram following online harassment about her father's death.

While the 25-year-old actress's social media accounts were flooded with mostly well wishes, a few anonymous users criticized the fact she didn't post enough pictures of her father and sent graphic photoshopped images along with crude and hateful remarks.

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Sometimes I really hate internet anonymity. All of those assholes obviously have basic, empty lives.
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Justin Bieber pleads guilty to careless driving, makes donation in DUI case

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Justin Bieber made a $50,000 donation to a youth charity as part of a plea deal to settle a Miami drunken driving case Wednesday.

Bieber, 20, was not in court when a judge accepted his guilty plea to careless driving and resisting arrest in connection with the Miami Beach incident last January.

Prosecutors dropped the drunken driving charge in the agreement, which requires Bieber to get 12 hours of anger management counseling, attend a program that teaches about the impact of drunken driving on victims and make the large donation to the "Our Kids" organization.

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Calvin Harris defends blocking Rita Ora performance: 'I had good reason'



Calvin Harris has defended his decision to block Rita Ora's Teen Choice Awards performance.

The DJ and ex-boyfriend of the British popstar is the sole writer and producer of her track 'I Will Never Let You Down', so has to approve any televised performance of the track.

However, Ora revealed yesterday (August 12) that Harris denied her permission to perform the track at the American awards show this past weekend.

"You'll only know 1 side of the story RE Teen choice awards because I choose not to talk to the papers about every aspect of my personal life," Harris tweeted, in response to Ora's claims.

"But just know I had a damn good reason," he added, before tweeting an emoji of a hand waving goodbye.

'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.

Harris had also worked on more tracks for Ora's forthcoming second studio album, but it is not yet known whether they will make the final tracklisting.

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Drake disses Chris Brown & Weezy's 'Loyal'; ILOVEMAKONNEN reacts to 'Tuesday' remix



Drake and Lil Wayne have presented their latest joint outing as a battle between the two YMCMB artists. The “Drake VS Lil Wayne” Tour made a stop in Illinois this week, and after Wayne performed his verse from Chris Brown’s “Loyal,” Drizzy clowned the hit single that also features Young Money’s Tyga.

“That shit sounds like a fucking car commercial or some shit,” said Drake to the crowd about the CB track. “That’s what y’all cheering for? This n***a Tyga at the movie theater with Chris and s**t.”


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You know when you think of it Loyal does kind of give me a KIA dancing hamsters vibe
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Ariana Grande Latte Defends Gay Brother Frankie, Destroys Homophobic Troll On Instagram

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The pop songstress came to the defense of her gay brother, Frankie Grande, currently a contestant on Big Brother 16, when someone commented on a photo of Frankie on Instagram, calling him, "that homo":

“That ‘homo’ is the fiercest, most incredible, funniest, most intelligent, kind hearted and most LOVED person on the face of the planet! he also cleaned up his game and told the truth to everybody in the house WHICH by the way, nobody else on the show has done. so i don’t give a flying fuck if or when he comes home!!! he is incredible and i am SO proud oh and also ‘that homo’ gets more ass than you’ll ever get in your life. k miss thing?”



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Is Gwyneth's New Brad a Blind Item Reveal?



Gwyneth Paltrow has officially moved on since announcing her split from husband Chris Martin back in March. Insiders reveal exclusively to Us Weekly that the Oscar winner is now dating Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk.

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So is this an answer to a blind item from Oct 2013?

As for the Second Wife – everyone’s been speculating about her infidelity recently but they might be focusing on the wrong target. The right target isn’t a billionaire but he’s a pretty successful player too, albeit on a smaller screen. Their involvement led to an award for her, and a divorce for him. She was attracted to him because “he’s the hot geeky type like her husband”. Both insist that they never moved past suggestive texting and heavy flirting and never ended up consummating their attraction. Bullsh-t. There was at least one night and that’s why she’s so freaked out about the takedown that’s been coming to her. She’d be happy if they stayed on the current scene they’re on so long as she doesn’t get busted for this one.

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Chris Walla Leaves Death Cab for Cutie

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Chris Walla has announced his departure from Death Cab For Cutie. “Deciding to leave the band was not, and is not, easy. It’s really, really sad. I love my bandmates, and I’m proud of what we’ve done, and mercifully, those things don’t change with my departure,” he said in a post for Seattle newspaper The Stranger. “Moving forward, my plans are simply to continue making music, producing records, and erring on the side of benevolence and beauty whenever possible. Darkness may find me, but I shall never choose it.” The band acknowledged his departure on their Facebook page, adding: “We’ve had an incredible 17 years of making music with Chris. We are very proud of what we’ve accomplished together, including our 8th studio album which we have just put the finishing touches on. 
We will miss Chris and wish him all the best in the next chapter of his career. We are excited about sharing new music, and seeing all of you very soon.” Walla will perform his last show with the band at the Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, BC, Canada on 9/13. Death Cab also said that their next album, which was produced by Rich Costey, will be out next year. Read Walla’s full statement below.

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Chuck D, Big Boi, Nelly React To Mike Brown Shooting


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Following the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown over the weekend in Ferguson, Missouri, a number of artists in the Hip Hop community have turned to social media to voice their thoughts on the matter. Among the artists who have responded to the shooting are Atlanta rapper Big Boi, producer 9th Wonder, and St. Louis, Missouri native Nelly.
Nelly, who hails from the same state as Brown, shared his thoughts in a post made on Instagram on Sunday, August 10. He posted a picture of Brown along with this message:

“First thing I wanna send my strength and blessing to the parents & family of Mike Brown...!! I can't imagine burying a child ...!! And the way he died..?? There's a lot of questions to be answered and folks held accountable so because I am receiving info in bits and pieces do to being out the country I'll say this for now "To be continued"...!!So Again my strength is for Brown family as this is truly tragic...!! #RIPMIKEBROWN
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TOWIE star Dan Osborne Fulfills Our Dreams, Joins Male Stripper Troupe In A Sexy Shirtless Car Wash

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I hope that title brightened up your Wednesday. We bring you buff shirtless men getting down and dirty while washing some cars!

I’m not sure who Dan Osborne is and I have never watched The Only Way Is Essex, but I think I’m going to start. Apparently Mr. Osborne has quite the following of people who think he’s smoking hot and I’m about to jump on that bandwagon.

He also is starting a new career as a male stripper! Dan announced that he will be joining the UK’s famous male stripper troupe, The Dreamboys, on their Fit and Famous tour starting September. Here are Dan and his new “co-workers” at a wet and wild carwash in London to raise money for charity. Looks like great practice for their up coming tour.

Well, bad news unless you want to fly all they way to the London the chances of you seeing these hot pieces of man are pretty unlikely. Dan will be joining The Dreamboys for seven stops on the tour that sadly are only in the U.K. So if anyone would like to petition with me to get these sexy performers to bring their show here, please comment below! I have a feeling we can make this happen. We deserve to witness the joy that is Dan Osbourne and The Dreamboys.

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The Cast of 'Aladdin' on Broadway Pay Tribute to Robin Williams in an Epic Way

This is the Greatest Robin Williams Tribute You Will Ever See, Bar None




If this beautiful, moving display of Robin Williams love and family support doesn't get you right in the solar plexus, hope isn't necessarily lost, but it sure is waning quickly. You should do something about that, because this is the epitome of moving, friends.

"Aladdin" on Broadway recently enacted their own tribute to the late Williams, in a style that he would probably much appreciate: a mass stage and audience singalong to one of the most popular songs in the animated movie, "Friend Like Me."

It's OK, guys. Those tears? Let them out. This is beautiful, and something about this tribute seems so lovely and right amidst all this heartbreaking wrong.

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Zara offends people by selling "White Is The New Black" Shirts

The slogan tee reads: "WHITE IS THE NEW BLACK."

Yes, there have been multiple variations of the saying ("black is the new black," "pink is the new black," and even Orange Is the New Black), and while it could be seen as just another play on words, we can't help but think the phrasing could offend some people. Think about it. Also, you would think the largest apparel retailer in the world wouldn't allow something that can be severely misconstrued to make it off the production line.

In the past, retailers and brands have released tees that weren't intentionally offensive, but were actually more loaded than they may have thought. Last month, the UK's largest sports dealer, Sports Direct, sold merchandise of a band with a neo-Nazi lead singer. In 2013, Amazon stocked this "Keep Calm and Rape A Lot" T-shirt on its site. To which we say: if you're trying to get a succinct message that encodes your personality to all literate bypassers, maybe your shirt is saying more about you than it is to your audience.


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What do you think of the shirt? Do you think they did it on purpose?

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ABC Family Cancels 'Twisted'



ABC Family is not moving forward with Twisted.
The Disney-owned cable network has canceled the mystery drama after one season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
News of Twisted's cancellation comes more than one week after star Avan Jogia landed the titular role in Spike TV's Tut mniniseries opposite Ben Kingsley.
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Mia Wasikowska on set of Idiotic Flop of a Sequel



The sequel to Tim Burton’s massive hit Alice In Wonderland kicked off their production last week. And on Wednesday Mia Wasikowska was pictured getting into character as she filmed scenes for upcoming movie, Alice In Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass, dressed in period costume in London.

The 24-year-old actress, who will reprise the role of Alice Kingsleigh, sported beige coloured jodhpurs, horse riding boots and wore her golden locks swept back into a vintage plait.

She will join a stellar cast including Burton favourite Johnny Depp, who will play the Mad Hatter, while Helena Bonham Carter takes on the Red Queen and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen.

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Not here for any more bashing of the original.
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The Knick: Eve Hewson on GMA + costume/set talk

Eve Hewson Interview: Actress Takes on Role in Medical Drama 'The Knick'


- Talks about working with a dialect coach to play West Virginian Lucy Elkins
- Preview of upcoming scene between Nurse Elkins and Dr. Thackery about keeping quiet with regards to the whole injecting his dick with liquid cocaine thing

Ellen Mirojnick Talks Costumes on 'The Knick'
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Costume designer Ellen Mirojnick was most recently responsible for transforming Michael Douglas into the ever-resplendent, sequin-encrusted Liberace in Steven Soderbergh’s “Behind the Candelabra,” for which she won an Emmy (her relationship with Douglas spans back to the Eighties; she costumed several of his films, including “Wall Street,” “Fatal Attraction” and “Basic Instinct”). Soderbergh was so taken with Mirojnick’s costumes on “Candelabra” that he invited her back to outfit the cast of his new miniseries, “The Knick,” a period drama that premieres tonight on Cinemax.

“I heard Steven was going to retire and I was like, ‘S--t. This is my guy,’” Mirojnick says. “And he retired from film, but not from long-form storytelling. So, nine months after ‘Candelabra,’ ‘The Knick’ showed up. Our design team came back together with Steven and I was happier than a pea in a pod. I fell back in love with costume design because Steven is such a great collaborator and a true believer in letting everybody do their job. He trusts you to create the world that he has in his mind’s eye.”

Set in downtown New York in 1900, the majority of “The Knick” takes place inside the Knickerbocker Hospital at the dawn of modern medicine and stars Clive Owen as Dr. John Thackery, the hospital’s head surgeon — and a hopeless drug addict. Soderbergh directed all 10 episodes of the show’s first season, which could be described as a decidedly unromantic period drama.
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How ‘The Knick’ turned the streets of Manhattan into old New York
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Turning back the hands of time to 1900 was no mean feat on “The Knick,” which premieres Friday at 10 p.m. on Cinemax. The drama about a struggling New York City hospital was filmed in 70 days in a studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and on the streets of the city.

Boys High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant provided the exteriors for the show’s Knickerbocker Hospital, where John Thackery (Clive Owen) and a staff of doctors deliver babies, repair hernias and treat the diseases of the day — typhoid and syphilis among them. A sparkling example of Romanesque Revival architecture, the school was designed in 1891 by James W. Naughton. It is both a city landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Because everyone loves the electronic score, HERE is a preview. The OST will be released on August 19. Bow to Cliff Martinez, tbh.
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Celegend™ puts show business career on hold for health and family reasons


Celine Dion has decided to postpone all of her show business activities indefinitely, in order to focus 100% of her attention on her husband Rene, their family, and associated health issues. Since Rene's surgery last December to remove a cancerous tumor, it's been a very difficult and stressful time for the couple as they deal with the day-to-day challenges of fighting this disease while trying to juggle a very active show business schedule, and raise their three young children.

Celine has also been fighting an illness that has caused inflammation in her throat muscles, and has not been able to perform any of her scheduled shows in Las Vegas since her last show on July 29th. She has still not recovered from this condition.
"I want to devote every ounce of my strength and energy to my husband's healing, and to do so, it's important for me to dedicate this time to him and to our children. I also want to apologize to all my fans everywhere, for inconveniencing them, and I thank them so much for their love and support." said Celine.

During this hiatus, Celine will cancel her shows at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace until further notice. She will also cancel her tour of Asia, previously scheduled for the fall of this year.

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I hope they'll both get better soon. Show your love and support for 2 times Oscar winner, 3 times Golden Globes winner, 7 times Grammy winner CELEGEND Dion!

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Switched at Birth Renewed for Season 4

With the Season 3 finale set to air Monday, ABC Family has good news for Switched at Birth fans: the Vazquez and Kennish families aren’t going anywhere.

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The network on Wednesday renewed Switched at Birth for a fourth season, which will begin in 2015.
Monday’s finale will find Bay and Daphne graduating high school — can you believe it?! — and preparing for the next chapters of their lives.

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With Lauren Bacall's passing, every Hollywood legend name-checked in Madonna's "Vogue" is dead

Upon its release in 1990, Madonna's "Vogue" was an appreciation of a long-gone age of Hollywood glamour. Now that age is truly lost: as xoJane's Marci Robin pointed out on Twitter, the passing of Lauren Bacall means every star name-checked in the song has died.



Bacall was the last surviving member of the 16 famous names in the song; nine of these stars were still alive when the song hit airwaves on March 20, 1990. ("Vogue" itself is 24 years old.)

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Mortdecai - Official Trailer


Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Depp) must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.
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VIDEO PREMIERE: ‘CLASSIC’ BY THE KNOCKS



The iconic disco movement of yesteryear, which your parents partied to in the late ’70s and early ’80s, didn’t see much of a rebirth until the late ’90s. As you probably remember, it began to slowly resurface in playful elements of French house acts. Despite it being a genre which we can comfortably credit for much of what we hear today, it undoubtedly shied away from fully adopting disco as a modern genre by also borrowing elements of ’70s funk and classic house. That is of course only true if you disregard mainstream artists like the Spice Girls, who also toyed with the idea. But renewed interest in disco as a cool and modern genre wasn’t full blown until the early 2000s. It was artists like Daft Punk and Justice consciously paved the way, dropping hints for newer artists to embrace. It was only a matter of time before the underground electronic dance movement would fully embrace its resurgence.

Fast forward to 2014, and you’ve got bands like the The Knocks, out of New York City, delivering fresh cuts for cool kids. You’ve probably dealt with their dance floor scorchers unknowingly–they’ve done killer remixes for Two Door Cinema Club, Foster the People, Santigold and Haim. But why we’re here today is to premiere the outstanding visual that accompanies their new and delectable single “Classic.” The leading single is taken from their forthcoming debut album which officially drops October 7th via Big Beat Records. We asked the guys a few questions on what the journey has been like so far- which you can check out below.

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ICON & Vocalist Jennifer Lopez releases BOOTY single artwork

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BOOTY IS COMING

Known Icon and humanitarian Jennifer Lynn Lopez showcases the cover for her forthcoming single "Booty" featuring rapper Pitbull. Showing off her best assets, Lopez is seen in a black and white themed outfit, appearing ageless and above all ***flawless. While there was a slight delay in the release of her next single, it seems that J.Lo is once again marking her territory as a pop legend. "Booty" which is taken from Lopez's eight studio album A.K.A is featured in the album teaser below:


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Sweet Christmas! Terry Crews Still Wants to Play Luke Cage

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Terry Crews has made no secret of the fact that he’d like to play Luke Cage onscreen, and while we were recently talking Expendables 3 with the man-mountain, the subject of the superhero inevitably came up.

“I would love to do Luke Cage,” Crews reiterated. “I heard they finally green-lit that whole thing and I would love to do something like that.”

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He would have been great fifteen years ago, imo, but not now. Who would you pick, ONTD?

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Martin Scorsee-produced REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS Trailer Starring Harry Shum Jr, Ray Liotta



A24 and DirecTV have today released a trailer and poster for the upcoming actioner Revenge of the Green Dragons. Check out the video in the player below and the poster in the gallery viewer at the bottom of this page.

Directed by Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo, Revenge of the Green Dragons is executive produced by Martin Scorsese and is based on Frederick Dannen's New Yorker article that chronicled the underworld of Asian-American gang life in 80's and 90's New York City. The story follows two immigrant brothers Sonny (Justin Chon) and Steven (Kevin Wu) who survive the impoverished despair of New York in the 1980s by joining Chinatown gang "The Green Dragons." The brothers quickly rise up the ranks, drawing the unwanted attention of hard-boiled city cops. After an ill- fated love affair pits Sonny against his own brother, he sets out for revenge on the very gang who made him who he is.

Also starring Harry Shum, Jr., Shuya Chang, Geoff Pierson, Billy Magnussen and Ray Liotta, Revenge of the Green Dragons will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. DirecTV will immediately follow with an exclusive 30-day window beginning September 11, followed by an A24 theatrical release in October.

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Ciara's Mad, Y'all







This was in response to US Weekly's story about her calling off the engagement with Future.




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DYLAN O'BRIEN'S TEEN VOGUE PHOTOSHOOT + INTERVIEW

Dylan O'Brien's big brown eyes widen as he looks up at a massive concrete cross section of the maze, a living puzzle he's set to conquer. A large camera zooms in on his face, coated in a thin layer of dirt, as he adjusts the collar of his blue shirt. The now 22-year-old is filming The Maze Runner—Wes Ball's adventure thriller based on James Dashner's best-selling YA book of the same name—on location in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. From the highway you'd never know that inside this colossal warehouse (a former Sam's Club), fall's hottest flick is deep in production.

"We have eight weeks and 30 million dollars," Dylan says to me, catching his breath between takes, nodding at the massive labyrinth set he just came from. We're sitting in director's chairs under a sign that reads pharmacy. He adds, "If we pull it off, people will be like, 'How the hell did they do that?'" A tight schedule means long, exhausting days and very little sleep for the young star. But he doesn't mind: "This will forever be one of the best experiences I've ever had."



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James Franco Interviews Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea for VMA Special



In honor of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, VMA performers Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea sit down with entertainment tabloid TV host Dave Skylark, played by The Interview star James Franco, for “Dave Skylark’s Very Special VMA Special.”

During the 30-minute program, the uninformed Skylark asks the Aussie rapper if she knows Austrian actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and questions Nicki about her song “Super Bass,” or “Superb Ass” as he calls it, making for some funny and uncomfortable moments.

Jason Derulo also joins Skylark during the promo, which airs Sunday, August 17, at 9 p.m. on MTV.

Iggy will perform “Black Widow” with Rita Ora at the VMAs, while Nicki will treat viewers to the first performance of “Anaconda.”

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Soundtrack Hits #1 on Billboard 200

The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' soundtrack sold 109,000 copies in the week following its big theatrical debut at the box office.
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Guardians of the Galaxy is already a surefire hit at the box office, taking in over $325 million worldwide since its debut less than two weeks ago. The Marvel Phase Two adventure has also proven to be a hit on the music charts as well, with the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, subtitled "Awesome Mix Vol. 1" taking the top spot last week on the Billboard 200 charts.
The soundtrack sold 109,000 copies during the week ending August 10, an 83% increase in sales from its first-week sales of 60,000 units. The 12-track collection, featuring classic songs from the 1960s and 1970s such as "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Swede and "I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5, was the second motion picture soundtrack to top the Billboard charts this year, following the highly-successful Frozen album.
Billboard also notes that Guardians of the Galaxy's #1 album is historic since it is the first soundtrack to hit the top spot that is entirely comprised of previously-released songs. All of the tracks were originally released in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and most of them were hits on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Every track except one, Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky", was actually featured in the movie itself.
The songs play an important part in the movie itself, with Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) constantly listening to his "Awesome Mix Vol. 1," which were his mother's favorite songs growing up. The tape, and his antiquated Walkman cassette player, are among the few possessions he held onto from his childhood on Earth.
When we spoke with producer Kevin Feige last month, he revealed that every one of these songs was listed by name in the first draft of writer-director James Gunn's script. Here's what he had to say about the songs in an excerpt from that interview.
"They were written in the script. In the very first draft, the original script, and when I have my red pen and read scripts the way I do, I circled each song, and I thought, 'Maybe this will work, but we'll probably have to go through 10, 20, 30 different songs for every cue to land on one,' because that's usually our experience, you have to turn a lot of things over. Every single song is exactly the same that James laid out in his first draft, which I never would have predicted. They're great. They're brilliant."
Guardians of the Galaxy was released August 1st, 2014 and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan. The film is directed by James Gunn.

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Nori makes modeling debut



North West, the baby daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, made her fashion magazine debut alongside her parents in US Vogue earlier this year.

But now that she's reached the ripe old age of 13 months, little North is going solo in the latest issue of influential French editor Carine Roitfeld's magazine, CR Fashion Book.

Pictured by Michael Avedon (the grandson of the late, great photographer Richard Avedon), little North is just one of many to be included in a spread entitled Legends, which serves to celebrates unconventional style icons.

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Arizona State lineman Chip Sarafin comes out as gay



Arizona State senior offensive lineman Edward "Chip" Sarafin has come out as gay, the school's athletic department confirmed after it was reported on Wednesday through a local magazine for gay sports.

He became the first active college football player to come out to the public, and followed in the footsteps of St. Louis Rams linebacker Michael Sam, who came out publicly following the conclusion of his collegiate career at Missouri.


Sarafin, who denied an interview request with USA TODAY Sports, told the Phoenix-based magazine for gay sports, Compete, of his sexual orientation in a nonchalant manner and said he told his teammates last spring.

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The Adorable Evolution Of Sebastian Stan



Sebastian Stan is adorable.

There’s no getting around it. This is not a reflection on his acting talent. He’s one of the more exciting actors of his generation, taking diverse and difficult roles as well as big-budget superhero epics.

But whether he’s buff on Broadway, strung out in Political Animals, or sharing the screen with Captain America … still adorable.

Today is his 32nd birthday, so let’s take a look at a timeline of Stan’s emergence. The Adorable Evolution Of Sebastian Stan.

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Washington Post and HuffPo Reporters Arrested in Ferguson

Washington Post and HuffPo Reporters Arrested in Ferguson, Missouri
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Tweet from one of the arrest reporters, with a statement from the Washington Post:



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HERE is a detailed article about what the Huffington Post reporter went through when arrested.


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Hollywood Insiders React to Studios Claiming Release Dates

Studios are grabbing release dates for a rush of mystery projects. More than twenty superhero movies are scheduled through 2020. What are Hollywood insiders saying about this?

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Disney and Warner Bros. have both released long lists of "untitled" comic book properties. Add Fox and Sony into the mix and we're looking at over 20 superhero pics going into 2020. In a recent article, Pamela McClintock of The Hollywood Reporter explores the reasons behind the trend.

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Kim Kardashian: Rob Told Me He Was Skipping Wedding Via Email



There was no big blowout, no dramatic discussion or even an exchange of words.

When Rob Kardashian decided to skip out on Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding, he broke the news to his sister via email, she told Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen on Tuesday.

"He sent me a long email the morning of, that he was going to leave," she told Cohen. "There was no fight. ... We didn't even have a conversation about it."


Kardashian – who insisted things between the two are fine now, calling her brother "one of my best friends" – said she put the incident on the back burner to focus on enjoying her over-the-top Italian nuptials.

"I said, 'You know what? This is my day. I'm not going to worry about it. I totally hope he's okay,' " Kardashian said of her reaction to his departure. "I totally understand that he wouldn't want to go and want to see a lot of people if he's feeling uncomfortable."


Although she expressed regret that Rob wasn't on hand to witness the important moment in her life, she's not willing to dwell on the past. "You can only pray and wish that someone would not miss out on more memories in life, because life is about memories, so fix the problem," she said bluntly.

Kardashian, who with West celebrated their daughter North's first birthday in June, has been busy working on losing what she believes are lingering pregnancy pounds.

And while she can empathize with Rob's weight issues, Kardashian said she refuses to sit back and let life pass her by.

"I'm definitely a tough-love kind of person. If I don't like something that is going on in my life, I change it," she said. "I don't sit and complain about it for a year. I'm just a different personality."

She added: "I try to encourage him, and once you just don't make that change for so long and it's not happening, I get frustrated. My patience runs out."

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In Honor of Her 10 Year Reunion, Lauren Conrad Gives Advice to Her 18-Year Old Self



Those of you who were Laguna Beach fans may have realized that it’s officially been 10 years since my friends and I graduated high school and went off into the ‘real world.’ So crazy! In light of my 10-year reunion, I’ve been doing a little reflecting. I recently received the below question to my LaurenConrad.com email inbox, and decided to share the answer with everyone:

What are three things you wish you could tell your 18-year-old self?

Well, 18-year-old Lauren, here’s my advice…


1. Wear sunscreen!

This is an obvious one. When I was a teenager, tanning was the mode du jour and I was all about getting that sun-kissed (or tanning bed orange…) glow. I felt invincible, and never thought twice about the skin damage caused by UV rays. Nowadays, I’ve learned to embrace my natural skin tone in the hopes that it will mean less wrinkles and a lower risk of skin cancer as I get older. I never leave home without my SPF.
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What advice would you give to your high school-self ontd?