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    Plenty of people have their own opinion about people heavily involved in fandom or cosplayers and they aren't always positive. However, loudly stating them outside of San Diego Comic-Con, which you were just working, in front of the screenwriter of Thor and X-Men: First Class? Probably not the best idea.

    If you live in the social space, you know that San Diego Comic Con is going on right now. This is a big event, folks. There are like – a bajillion people in attendance. Anyone who is anyone is there – except me, of course. All the cool kids hang out. Television shows, games, comic book companies and other mediums are represented. Having a company presence at this phenomenal event is crucial for many businesses, but be careful: people ARE listening to every word you say.

    Zack Stentz Tweeted just a bit ago from the floor. My mouth hit MY floor when I read his words: “Dear Showtime execs loudly mocking costume wearers & describing ‪#ComicCon‬ as a “freakshow”: that’s your audience you’re insulting, assholes.”

    Uh oh. Someone from Showtime is about to lose their job – or should. You simply don’t attend an event of ANY magnitude (especially one this large) and snidely deride the very people you hope will buy your service or product. It’s like the golden freaking rule of customer service. If you really felt the need to trash those individuals, don’t you think it would have been a damn good idea to wait until you hit the privacy of your hotel room tonight? Perhaps you should have just kept your mouth shut and your thoughts to yourself.

    Welcome to the social world, Showtime. EVERYONE will now see the words your executives uttered during one of the biggest fan gatherings of the year. Current and potential customers from all over the world know exactly how important people from your organization view them. Tell me this – why would I bother to want to watch your channels after this? If you think this is no big deal, just wait… wait until there are hundreds of blog posts like mine attempting to get it through your thick fricken’ skulls that this was a HUGE screw-up. Just wait until that lone Tweet is zinged through the Twittersphere, posted to Facebook and re-shared on Google+. Oh wait – perhaps it will even show up in places such as Pinterest as a brand NOT to buy from due to their lack of care and concern for their customers.

    Bigger companies than you have had serious fallout due to crap customer service. You’d think you – and others like you – would have learned from their oopsies. It’s simple, honestly: treat your customers as though they are the most important, influential and intelligent people in the world. Guess what? THEY ARE.

    Source 1 and 2
    Okay so the blog post is melodramatic and belongs to just a random person but it was the only thing that I could find close to qualifying as an accompanying article. I really don't think there will be backlash from this like the blogger is trying to say but I do think it is pretty shitty of the execs. I wouldn't say something like that in public at one of the surrounding hotels while the event is going on. You're pretty much setting yourself up to be heard.

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    Kween Kunt 

    Charli XCX

    Rye Rye 


    Maluca, Rye Rye, Robyn, idk her 

    “Let’s celebrate the aquababes,” Azealia Banks demands on her recently released Fantasea mixtape — and what better way to pay homage to Banks’ recent infatuation with all things under-da-sea than to host a party fit for a mermaid queen?

    That’s exactly what the 20-year-old rapper did Saturday evening at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood with her Mermaid Ball. Riding the wave of buzz following a wildly successful New York incarnation of the show, Banks transformed the otherwise inconspicuous venue into an underwater party paradise overflowing with a mix of mermaids, sailors, seapunks and drag queens all donning elaborate homemade costumes.

    An experiment in performance and spectacle, the Mermaid Ball combined traditional concert performances with aquatic-themed sideshow theatrics; barely clothed mermaids danced provocatively in the theater’s side boxes during every set, giant novelty balloons in the shape of seahorses and dolphins decorated the main floor and attendees were encouraged to enter a costume contest for a $1,000 prize. Industry types and the occasional bewildered parental chaperone peppered the crowd, sticking out like sore thumbs amidst the hordes of bedazzled, midriff-baring teens snacking on complimentary cotton candy.

    More significant than its format, however, was the Mermaid Ball’s lineup. Predominantly female, the event’s roster of radically inventive and relatively new artists allowed the Mermaid Ball to function as both a celebration of second-wave “girl power” as well as a showcase of the impressive talents of young women in hip hop and electronica. Themed décor and cartoonish costumes aside, Banks created a visual extravaganza that commanded the audience’s attention throughout the course of the sold out performance — a remarkable feat for an artist who has yet to release a full-length album.

    Rapper and Internet personality Brooke Candy served as the evening’s host, sauntering and bouncing across the stage in a pair of impressively tall platform sneakers while enthusiastically baiting the crowd with the occasional, “How you bitches doin’?” between sets. Early-arrivers were treated to sets from L.A. beatmakers Nguzunguzu and two up-and-coming female rappers — Gita, from Oakland, and Maluca, the New York City artist who also appeared at the first Mermaid Ball performance.

    Although scheduled early in the evening, M.I.A. protégé Rye Rye managed to draw an excitable audience, setting the pace for the evening with a charmingly frenetic set. Flanked by two blindfolded dancers, the Baltimore native blazed through her songs with breakneck speed, her equally impressive and jittery dance moves eliciting screams from the crowd. In what was perhaps the biggest surprise of the evening, Rye Rye was joined onstage by Robyn during a rendition of the hit single “Never Will Be Mine”. Despite sound issues, the mere sight of the legendary Swedish singer sent the crowd into a frenzy, with one young woman loudly proclaiming, “I seriously could die right now!”

    Also on the bill: Charli XCX, the young London-based singer known for her unique brand of dark, emotive pop. Backed by a live drummer and keyboardist (the only live musicians featured in the Mermaid Ball) Charli brought some much needed variety to the lineup, hypnotizing the crowd with a blend of gothy club beats paired with classically inspired powerful vocals.

    The indisputable star of the show was Banks herself — it was her Mermaid Ball, after all. For a rapper with such a nascent career, Banks’ is an undeniable stage presence and wordsmith, oozing with an unapologetic, no-holds-barred taste for the suggestive and sarcastic. Whether settling into her role as rap’s resident “rude bitch” (“212”) or the “vamp with the ribbon and the little panties” (“Bambi”), Banks’ wields her dichotomous nature like a deadly weapon, often boasting of her ability to seduce both men and women alike with her venomous tongue.
    Decked out in a mesh bodysuit decorated with strategically placed metallic patterns, her Little Mermaid-esque hair whipping behind her dramatically as she raced through each track with impeccable precision, Banks held the audience in rapt attention during the entirety of her 30 minute set. Occasionally, a pair of skilled backup dancers provided visual accompaniment to Banks’ snark-heavy tracks, but being on stage completely alone is when Banks fully steps into her own.

    While other acts on the Mermaid Ball bill used choreography to accentuate their performances, Banks kept her movements to a minimum, stalking the stage like a rabid beast while captivating the audience with the sheer bite of her flow. The effect is a powerful one; Banks’ ability to possess the entirety of a stage using her vocal prowess alone lends credence to the smack-talking, no-nonsense persona so integral to her rapid rise to fame.

    All her unruly feminine forces aside, Banks is unafraid to express a genuine gratitude to her fans — many of whom eagerly shouted along to every song in her set. “I just want to thank everyone who came out, dressed up and joined my little ‘fantasea,’” Banks proclaimed before launching into her breakout single, “212.” Only after the confetti finished raining from the venue rafters did the illusion of Banks’ Mermaid Ball fade away, something Banks was quick to acknowledge: “OK, L.A.,” she giggled as fans tore apart the intricate balloon displays, “It’s over.”

    Esta Noche (overrated song, Luxury >>>>)

    You can also stream the 35-minute Mermaid Ball Mixtape L.A., featuring cuts from Banks and her special guests, here.

    Odd Future was apparently there or met up with them afterward. 


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    For as long as there have been comic books, there has been the feud between DC and Marvel. Both are heavy-hitting comic companies that continue to gain legions of fans every year. The purpose of this column is to take one DC persona and one Marvel persona of equal measure and popularity and pit them against each other to see who come out on top.


    Catwoman has an extensive history of storylines on her own and with Batman and has been around since the 1940’s. Selina Kyle had a tough childhood and grew up surviving through petty theft. She eventually trained herself in martial arts and boxing and soon became a Robin Hood l!
    ike figure for the poorer neighborhoods of Gotham. While she doesn’t believe in killing, Catwoman does have to shoot Black Mask and kill him during the “The One You Love” storyline. As a thief she was a villain for Batman but oftentimes she was his ally. Her back and forth life in the gray area that Batman refused to acknowledge makes her a sort of anti-hero for the caped crusader. She’s also his lover, making their relationship a completely confusing one.

    Felicia Hardy had a very different childhood than Selina. She grew up a “daddy’s girl” who, upon discovering her father was a famous cat burglar, decided to follow in his footsteps. After a tragic incident at college where she was date-raped, Felicia became more intense in her training. She soon set out to become New York's premier cat burglar. After becoming romantically involved with Spider-man, Felicia tried to reign in her life of crime and has fought by his side m!
    ultiple times. At one point, Felicia made a deal with the villain Kingpin to gain actual superheroes, later losing them. With the passing of the Superhuman Registration Act, Felicia opted to register as a federally recognized super-hero.

    Both Selina and Felicia have interesting backstories, neither more so than the other. This round is a tie.

    Point: TIE



    Selina moves like a cat, both in speed and agility. She is a gymnast and martial artist and has no problems leaping to and from rooftops. She also has training in boxing and street-fighting. Selina also has a unique empathy with felines, some of which have even come to her defense when she’s in danger. Perhaps her best skills are those of stealth. Not only is she a master of disguises, but Kyle can break into any building w!
    ithout getting caught.

    Felicia Hardy also has feline-like abilities. She has exceptional gymnastic and combat skills as well as a shrewed mind that allows her to set up “bad luck” stunts to make her enemies fear her “bad luck powers.” She eventually did get those powers, enabled her subliminally and psionically to affect probability fields, causing improbable, "unlucky" events to occur to enemies within her line of sight. However she lost these powers to Dr. Strange and gained instead cat-like abilities such as increased balance and stability. She then lose those powers and, now powerless, relies on technology to increase her feline-like abilities.

    Both women are top-notch feline-acrobats and the best cat burglars around, but Felicia’s bouts of superpowers give her the edge of Selina.

    Point: Black Cat



    Catwoman is a loner, mostly working by herself. She did team up with the Justice League once on a mission and frequently joins Batman to take down the bad guy. She’s even had some dealings with the Birds of Prey on occasion.

    Black Cat shares Selina’s cat-like loner attitude. As a cat burglar, she worked alone but began teaming up with Spider-Man after the two started a romantic relationship. She also worked with Heroes for Hire for a time.

    Both Catwoman and the Black Cat are more loners than team players and neither have particularly strong affiliations, hence this round is also a draw.

    Point: TIE



    Catwoman has had many costume changes over the years yet each one r!
    emains iconic. Today she wears a skintight black costume with retractable claws and spring-action climbing pitons in her boots. While sexy, her costume is utilitarian and professional as well. Selina often uses a motorcycle but usually gets around on rooftop. Along with her claws, Catwoman’s best (and most iconic) weapon is her whip, which she uses to swing from rooftops and to fight off attackers.

    Black Cat’s costume was obviously drawn for male readers’ enjoyment. A black bodysuit cut low enough to see quite a bit of cleavage and lined with white fur. Her costume is completed by a black mask that does little to hide her face. As for her arsenal, Felicia has some of the same weapons as Catwoman including a grappling hook that she uses to swing between buildings and also has retractable claws.

    Both kitties have very sexy costumes and useful paraphernalia but Catwoman’s evolving fashion sense and current awesome look overshadow Blac!
    k Cat’s somewhat slutty look.

    Point: Catwoman


    Social Relevance:

    Catwoman is perhaps one of the most famous female comic-book characters. She has appeared in the 1960’s live action Batman show (played by Julie Newmar) and in pretty much every animated Batman series released (and there have been many). She has also appeared in many films including 1966’s live-action Batman (portrayed by Lee Meriwether), 1992’s Batman Returns (played by Michelle Pfieffer), and 2004’s Catwoman (starring Halle Berry). Anne Hathaway will be playing Selina Kyle in the much anticipated The Dark Knight Rises this summer. Catwoman also has appearances in various animated films and video games (most notably Batman: Arkam City).

    Felicia Hardy is a big presence in the Marvel wor!
    ld, especially in the Spider-Man universe. She’s appeared in Spider-Man: The Animated Series from the 1990’s as a main character, as well as The Spectacular Spider-Man. Black Cat is also a character in many video games, including Spider-Man: Friend or Foe, Spiderman: Web of Shadows, and The Amazing Spider-Man. She’s even had some of her own comic story-lines.

    Catwoman is one of the most popular of DC comics characters. To Marvel fans and readers, Black Cat is a huge character as well. Both females exemplify the balance between romantic interests and independent heroines. However, outside of the comic-book world, Felicia is not a well-known name whereas most everyone has heard of Catwoman. She is just way more famous and much more recognizable figure.

    Point: Catwoman

    There are few comic book characters that can rival Catwoman in name recognition, awesome storylines, and pure sexiness. She simply can’t be beat.
    WINNER: Catwoman!



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    Aretha to Kathie Lee, 'Today': Show me some R E S P E C T

    Memo to Kathie Lee Gifford and the "Today" show from the Queen of Soul: Do some research before you talk about me!

    During the fourth hour of NBC's morning show on Monday, co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford were talking with E! correspondent Jason Kennedy about Aretha Franklin wanting to be a judge on "American Idol," a story which CNN first reported.

    Gifford emphatically said today's generation of music lovers don't know who the 18-time Grammy Award winner is.

    "If they are looking for a younger demographic, there are a lot of kids out there (who) actually don't know who Aretha Franklin is. It's sad, but they don't," Gifford said.

    Then, Kennedy poured more cold water on the idea of Franklin doing the show, saying she doesn't like to fly and that will make it hard for her to travel across the country for auditions.

    "She does not fly. She needs to get over that (doing 'Idol')," he said.

    A few hours later, Franklin responded in an e-mail, exclusively obtained by CNN. In it, she set the record -- and her critics at "Today" -- straight.

    "While I enjoy Kathie Lee and Hoda daily, her assessment is totally wrong!" Franklin wrote.

    "I've been to California from Detroit four times this year, and Florida. I go wherever I choose to go comfortably on my custom bus.

    "Further, my audience and fans span the age of 8 to 90! And are multi-ethnic, and I am very well known to young adults, tweens and teens. Their parents play my music and I take care of my business whenever I sign on the dotted line!

    "I'm surprised Kathie Lee did not research my worldwide celebrity audience! She's usually right on top of things with a great sense of humor, but she's totally wrong this time. She should research me before she speaks about me. I'm sure she thought she was right; still enjoy Hoda and Kathie Lee!"

    As for be a judge on "Idol," Franklin made it clear she's up for the task.

    "I could enjoy being a judge for a season or two. Let's kick it up a few notches and have a slammin', jammin' season," she wrote.

    Holy shit, my wig went into witness protection just reading that. Aretha's resume shades more people than an eclipse, tbh. ONTD, if there were a Pop Olympics, what would the events be? Who would be the winners? Gold in Shading will always go to the QUEEN.

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    this is about JINSU not Justin Bieber.

    update: the asshole tweeted this 15 minutes ago:

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    On September 18, Acéphale will put out Total Loss, the sophomore release from How To Dress Well. First single "Ocean Floor For Everything" showed Tom Krell still in full-on crooner mode, singing his heart out over minimal beats.

    "Cold Nites" continues this R&B influenced trend, stripping the sound even further to push Krell's icy voice more into the spotlight. He's adept with manipulating ghostly samples, turning the new record into a highly-anticipated statement from a highly-creative artist. Stream the song below.


    Wow this shit is so dope. Even more so than any time before, he is really bridging the gap between ambient/lo-fi and straight up R&B. I went to the Public Assembly show a few weeks ago, and I must say most of the new material is definitely in the R&B direction and it sounds so fucking good. Can't wait! Word to Bart Scott.

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  • 07/17/12--16:09: Ciara is ready to slay!

  • Ciara takes it back to the Fantasy Ride days on “Overdose”, a new snippet believed to be lifted from the sessions for her forthcoming album, One Woman Army.

    “I took your love, I think I took too much!” Ciara squeaks over an infectious bed of ’80s synth-pop and dubstep wobbles. “I took it all, but it’s not enough.”

    With lyrics like that, I’d say Ciara is an insatiable power bottom, just like yours truly.

    “Overdose” is pure pop, and a far cry from the dated urban banger “Sweat” that mysterious vanished from the face of the planet recently. It also suits her voice incredibly well, even more than some of her R&B material.

    But whether or not “Overdose” actually dictates the direction of One Woman Army is anyone’s guess.

    Stay pop, CiCi, with just a splash of urban here and there. Fantasy Ride 2012, please!


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    The Clear Channel radio personality said in today’s broadcast that the makers of Warner Bros‘ The Dark Knight Rises are surreptitiously trying to brainwash audiences by naming the film’s villain “Bane.” You know, like Mitt Romney’s former employer: Bain Capital. Rush Limbaugh says that moviegoers — especially “a lot of brain-dead people, entertainment, the pop culture crowd” – are “gonna hear Bane in the movie and they’re gonna associate Bain. The thought is that when they start paying attention to the campaign later in the year, and Obama and the Democrats keep talking about Bain, Romney and Bain, that these people will think back to the Batman movie… There are some people who think it’ll work. Others think you’re really underestimating the American people to think that will work.” Limbaugh adds: “You may think it’s ridiculous, I’m just telling you this is the kind of stuff the Obama team is lining up. The kind of people who would draw this comparison are the kind of people that they are campaigning to. These are the kind of people that they are attempting to appeal to.”

    Batman comics introduced Bane in 1993. Actor Robert Swenson played the villain in the 1997 film Batman & Robin that starred George Clooney.

    You can find the transcript on Limbaugh’s website. (LOL NO!)

    Evil Mastermind Obama...plotting to insult Romney since 1993

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    The East Coast asylum at the center of American Horror Story's second season is getting crowded.
    All My Children's Mark Consuelos has boarded the FX horror anthology, booking a recurring role as Spivey, a patient at the institution for the criminally insane, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
    Consuelos, who is teaming with his wife, Kelly Ripa, for CMT's unscripted cheerleading entry Cheer, joins a cast for the rebooted second season of the Ryan Murphy/Brad Falchuk series that features returning stars Jessica Lange (who'll play a nun), Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe.
    Chris Zylka, Joseph Fiennes, Chloe Sevigny, The Voice's Adam Levine, Oscar nominee James Cromwell and newcomer Lizzie Brochere round out the cast.
    "It's a completely different world and has nothing to do with Season 1; there's not a mention of Season 1," Murphy said recently of the second season.
    Consuelos, repped by CAA and Liebman Entertainment, most recently guest starred on Fox's short-lived comedy I Hate My Teenage Daughter.


    Not sure how I feel about this. I think I will either love it, or hate it, when the time comes.

    (Mods: I searched and checked the tags, didn't see this posted)

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    In theaters August 29 from Anchor Bay and WWE Studios, we’ve just landed the official theatrical trailer for The Day, which features the star-studded cast of Shawn Ashmore (Frozen, Mother’s Day, X-Men), Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism), Michael Eklund (The Divide), Cory Hardrict (Gran Torino, Battle: Los Angeles), Dominic Monaghan (ABC’s “Lost”, Lord of the Rings Trilogy) and Shannyn Sossamon (One Missed Call, A Knight’s Tale). The trailer reminds me a bit of Stake Land, only loaded with action.

    In the post-apocalyptic thriller, “A group of five survivors, armed with shotguns, axes and machetes, wander the back roads of a ravaged landscape looking for refuge in The Day, a terrifying look into a post-apocalyptic future. As war ravages humanity, destroying civilization and most of life on earth, the survivors realize they must do whatever it takes to stay alive. Lost, starving, and exhausted, they seek shelter in a seemingly safe abandoned farmhouse. However, while searching for food and resources, they unwittingly set off a trap signaling to their ruthless predators lying in wait to begin their deadly attack. With food and ammunition dwindling, the group must make a desperate final stand—over a 24 hour period—battling for their ultimate survival.”

    The film premiered and was acquired out of the prestigious 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

    I'm glad to see this is actually going to get some kind of theatrical release. Shawn and Dom together? I will be there opening day.

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  • 07/17/12--16:41: Josh Hutcherson candids

  • Josh Hutcherson rides down Hollywood Blvd on his motorcycle on July 14, 2012

    Josh Hutcherson with mom, aunt, and other friends/family outside a tattoo shop in LA on July 15, 2012 my guess is this is when his aunt got her new tattoo this week

    Josh Hutcherson riding his motorcycle in Hollywood July 16, 2012


    can he please get rid of that ugly ass bucket helmet?

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    "Letur-Lefr for me signifies the transition of two becoming one, notably symbolized by the first song on the album being the sequel to the album’s last."

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    His upcoming LP:

    "[PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone] refers to an internal communication system. There is a natural version of this, wherein the “business or office” is a person. A funicular involves two trams connected by a cable, one going up while the other goes down. All music perpetually does this on many levels simultaneously. Intaglio is a technique in sculpture where one works on the opposite side of the image, whereby the image will eventually appear to the spectator in relief, but the angle the sculptor works from is the negation of that. In music that I like, an approach analogous to this was employed, the more so the better. Zone refers to a state of mind wherein the rest of the world seemingly disappears, and nothing matters but the union of one’s immediate surroundings with one’s feelings. These four words linked together go far to describing my creative process."

    Buy the new EP here!


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    What's your favourite JF song ONTD?
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    BEYONCE, JAY-Z, KIM KARDASHIAN & KANYE WEST make for a great set of mixed doubles – but leave it jealous kin to butt heads!

    SOLANGE KNOWLES is butting heads with big sis Beyonce – telling her she shouldn’t be hanging out with flashy, trashy Kim Kardashian.

    She’s convinced that the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star is too lowbrow and tacky to be a friend of her superstar sister.

    And now a family feud has erupted over Kim, who ironically is desperate to become even closer with Beyonce, say sources.

    “In SOlange’s eyes, BEYONCE is a stand-out star, a premier singer of our time, whereas Kim is just a reality TV star who only got famous after a sex tape was leaked,” revealed an insider.

    When Solange saw photos of the two enjoying each other’s company at a Kanye West/Jay-Z concert in England last month, it left a sour taste in her mouth.

    “So she called Beyonce out on it, and they had a fight over Kim. It culminated with Beyonce telling Solange she can be friends with whomever she wants.”

    In our July 16 issue, The ENQUIRER revealed that Kim, 31, was desperate to become BFFs with Beyonce, 30, and is spoiling the singer’s baby to get super-close.

    The reality TV beauty even splashed on a $5,000 diamond-studded baby bracelet for Beyonce and Jay-Z’s 6-month-old daughter Blue Ivy.

    She engraved it: “Love Auntie Kim,” but the source says even Beyonce thought that “was over the top.”

    Bey watch your back too many perpetrating females

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    Sage Stallone's mother Sasha Czack has broken her silence on her son's death, claiming extensive dental work might have triggered her late son to take too many of the pain pills recovered from his Los Angeles-area house in the wake of his shocking death there at 36 last week.

    Czack says Sage, Sylvester Stallone's first son, had five teeth pulled two weeks ago, which led her to warn him to be careful with the procedure.

    "I told him not to do that," she told the NY Post. "I've heard about people dying having multiple procedures done to your mouth. Do not have more than one tooth [removed.]"

    Asked if she knew Sage was taking pills, she said, "Wouldn't you be?"

    A close friend told exclusively Sage "seemed great" the last time he'd seen him two weeks ago, adding he was "totally stunned" by the death.

    "He was healthy and upbeat and didn't seem depressed at all," the friend said. "I never knew him to do drugs, not even weed, so for him to die from an overdose is kind of shocking to me."

    Sage, an actor, director and screenwriter, was best known for roles alongside his father in 1990's Rocky V and 1996's Daylight.


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    As an Olympic archer, Jennifer Nichols has no issue keeping her eye on her target, and her love and relationship values were no exception. In fact, the celibate athlete didn't even lock lips until she was 27 years old!

    "I saved my first kiss for the man I knew I was going to marry -- my fiance," the 28-year-old devout Christian tells Us Weekly of smooching her now-fiance, Chris Hardy, 25. "I made that commitment when I was about 13 years old. I knew that I wanted to save my kiss on top of purity. I felt like a kiss was something very special and I wanted to save that."

    For the pair, who met while attending Texas A&M and have been dating since December 2009, it was love at first sight -- or bite.
    "We were both in the same political science class," Nichols describes to Us. "I saw him from across the room and I was really attracted to him and then one morning I was coming from my Arabic class and I had a box of donuts and I saw him sitting on a bench so I offered him some donuts."

    It sounds like the Wyoming native has nabbed herself quite the top-notch man to marry. While she's busy training for her third Olympics, Hardy is putting his focus on their wedding, which is set to take place this fall.

    "Chris is extremely involved in the planning process," she says. "We Skype like crazy. We email links back and forth of wedding venues and photographers."


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    Garbage singer Shirley Manson has been subjected to hundreds of abusive messages including death threats from an anonymous Twitter user, according to reports.

    The singer's manager was forced to contact Los Angeles police officials, says the Daily Beast, after Twitter user @Gunn2urhead – known only as Ray Gunn - accused her of cheating on her husband and being a witch and a telepath.


    Another message, meanwhile, read: IM GONNA KILL U BITCH!!!!!!!Manson's manager Paul Kremen reported the alleged cyberstalking to the LAPD, who issued a search warrant requesting information from Twitter executives about the account.

    The warrant says: "[Manson] stated that she is in great fear for her and her family's safety due to the nature of the threats, the sheer volume of them and the 'crazy' sounding messages being posted towards her. She stated she has never had anything like this on this level occur to her and she is very frightened and wants the threats to be investigated fully."

    Although there have been no tweets from @Gunn2urhead since June 21, police are still reportedly investigating the allegations and hope to bring criminal charges against the user once they have identified who is behind the account.

    Garbage recently released their fifth studio album 'Not Your Kind Of People' on May 14. The album, which is their first since 2005's 'Bleed Like Me', was released on the band's own record label Stunvolume and was recorded in Atwater Village in Los Angeles.


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    The 30-year-old British actress Sienna Miller plays the film’s star Tippi Hedren in a drama about how Psycho director Alfred Hitchcock became sexually obsessed with her during the shoot in 1963.

    The upcoming BBC2 biopic, The Girl, recalls the troubling episode, which Hedren now describes as “pure hell”.

    Hedren has already given Ms Miller her seal of approval after requesting to meet Sienna at her home on the Shambala Preserve, an 80-acre sanctuary for tigers, lions and leopards in the Mojave Desert.

    ‘It was important we met so I could explain my background and what sort of a person I am,’ Hedren explained. ‘I didn’t want her to play me as a victim. Hitchcock put me through hell, pure hell, but I got out. I was an extremely strong young woman.’

    Indeed, since the film was made in 1964, an abundance of disturbing details have emerged about Hitchcock and his heroine — the director apparently eavesdropped on the actress' phone calls and even dictated her off-duty wardrobe. 

    More facts about Tippi:

    1. Tippi Hedren was a model for 11 years before she was discovered by Hitchcock. 

    2. The director saw Hedren in a commercial for Sego, a diet drink, and became obsessed with her. He was looking for an actress who possessed something of the sophistication and cool-blonde sex appeal of Grace Kelly, with whom he had made three films.

    3. Hedren got a call to meet with executives on Friday 13th, 1961. She met with the director for dinner when he gave her a 'beautifully wrapped package from Gump’s San Fransico.' Inside was a gold and pearl bird pin. 

    4. Hitchcock directed Hedren in her debut filmThe Birds.

    5. A treadmill was brought into the studio for the close shots of Tippi running with all the children. Tippi spoke of how dangerous it was with all the people running. If one person went down, there was a domino effect. 

    6. Hedren said the phone booth in the film was supposed to be made of shatterproof glass, but when the fake seagull came down the wire and crashed into it, glass exploded all over her.

    7. For the final attack scene in a second-floor bedroom, Hedren had been assured by Hitchcock that mechanical birds would be used. Instead, she endured five days of live gulls, ravens and crows being flung at her, their beaks clamped shut with elastic bands. 

    8. When her post-attack make-up was done, Tippi said she looked at herself in a mirror, then went outside and threw up.

    9. Nearing exhaustion and after being scratched close to her eye toward the end of filming, Hedren pulled off birds and said, 'That’s enough!' A physician ordered a week's rest, which Hedren said at the time was riddled with 'nightmares filled with flapping wings'.

    10. Cary Grant came on set to see Hitchcock and said to Tippi, 'I think you’re the bravest lady I’ve ever met'.

    11. In 1964 Hedren received a Golden Globe Award for 'Most Promising Newcomer - Female', tied with Elke Sommer and Ursula Andress.

    12. She co-starred with Sean Connery in a second Hitchcock film, Marnie in 1964, a romantic drama and psychological thriller from the novel by Winston Graham.

    13. Hitchcock had a plan to mould Hedren's public image by carefully controlling her style of dressing and grooming.

    14. Other directors who wanted to hire her had to go through Hitchcock, who would inform them she was unavailable. 'It grew to be impossible. He was a very controlling type of person, and I guess I'm not about to be controlled', said Hedren. 

    15. When she tried to get out of her contract, Hitchcock told her he'd ruin her career. 'And he did: kept me under contract, kept paying me every week for almost two years to do nothing.' 

    16. In 2011, Hedren stated in an interview that because she refused Hitchcock’s sexual advances, he effectively stunted her career.

    17. Hedren gave birth to Melanie Griffiths in 1957. Melanie and Tippi starred together in Pacific Heights.

    18. A Louis Vuitton ad campaign in 2006 paid tribute to Hedren and Hitchcock with a modern-day interpretation of the deserted railway station opening sequence of Marnie.

    19. Naomi Watts has stated that her character interpretation in Mulholland Drive was influenced by the look and performances of Hedren in Hitchcock films.

    20. She makes an appearance in the Made-for-TV sequel to the Birds, playing Ellen in The Birds II: Land's End

    While promoting the movie Free Samples at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, Hedren admits she's apprehensive about The Girl



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    I love how sassy Jonathan Banks is. 


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