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    At the TCA's.


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  • 07/29/12--15:46: Daily Duff Candids Mega Post




  • Hilary, Mike and Luca  house hunting in Beverly Hills, July 28th.































    Hilary at Sunset Towers in West Hollywood on July 25, 2012.











    Hilary and Luca go to "Mommy and Me Class" in the morning in Los Angeles, July 25th.











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    she looks so hot in the first set, and luca is so adorable!



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  • 07/29/12--15:47: FFAO Post - Evening Edition


  • Tonight's schedule:



    #TeamGabby

    Medal Count (as of 5:30 pm CT)


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    Third time's a charm, mauds? :)




    Well, he just wrapped up filming The Brass Teapot with the flawless Juno Temple.

    Based on the comic book series "The Brass Teapot" about mid-twenty year old couple who, in these difficult economic times, finds a mysterious, magical brass teapot which makes them money but at a surprising price. After realizing the teapot's powers, John and Alice must decide how far they will go to fulfill their dream. lol

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    He has also been chillin' with his IRL girlfriend Juno who enjoys smiling, being cute, and not giving a fuq for real.











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    When I first started reading romance novels as a teenager, I squirreled them away. I hid the covers behind book jackets or splayed my hands artfully across them so that no one would know what I was reading. I felt ashamed. But why?

    Smart girls don't read romance novels, I heard.

    Well, I grew up and discovered that someone lied. This stereotype may have resulted from the enduring misconceptions about romance novels thanks to tropes that went out of style nearly 30 years ago. In these "bodice-rippers," heroes captured heroines against their will. The women succumbed to heroes in barely-disguised rape scenes. But just as the role of women in society has changed over the past 30 years, so have romance novels. These types of romances went out of fashion along with leisure suits and acid-washed jeans. Now, I'll admit this trope sometimes creeps back in (ahem, 50 Shades of Grey), but most romances today feature strong, smart, savvy women. And smart romance characters attract smart romance readers.



    Take The Cinderella Deal by one of my favorite authors, Jennifer Crusie. In this novel, based on the well-known marriage-of-convenience plot, Daisy initially conforms to Linc's rigid expectations; however, she breaks free and grows as an artist as the two resolve their problems. Meanwhile, Linc, too, opens up to the world around him and learns how to compromise. It pulls from the classic fairy tale, but Daisy acts as her own fairy godmother, transforming herself into someone more beautiful on the inside. And, like the glass slipper, the things she leaves behind (her paintings, her warmth, her neighborliness) make Linc realize her talent and how she has changed his life for the better. Ultimately, the love Daisy and Linc attain comes as a result of personal achievement and growth.

    In Loretta Chase's Mr. Impossible, which takes place in 1821, hieroglyphics expert Daphne comes into her own and learns that female intelligence and sexual desire are, in fact, normal--not wrong. Daphne does not fall in love with Rupert because of his looks (that's why she lusts after him), but rather because of his acceptance of and enthusiasm for her prodigious intellect and healthy sexuality.

    In JD Robb's futuristic In Death series, murder cop Eve Dallas and reformed criminal now owner of the world Roarke battle personal demons from the past; however, each helps the other heal the emotional scars of childhood (while teaming up to solve murders).

    In my new book The Booby Trap, both Bambi Benson and Trip Whitley make rash assumptions about each other. Yet when forces compel them to spend time together, not only do they discover these first impressions were wrong, but they also advance professionally thanks to their growing love and respect for each other.

    Rather than ignoring the existence of love in our lives, these romances celebrate how the best love helps us to grow. Modern romance novels (for the most part) insist that the love between two people be to both of their benefit. In my own relationships, I don't want to gain my power at the expense of my partner. Working together ought to enhance our power. I see this paradigm echoed back to me in high-profile relationships: celebrity couples like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, seem to choose work schedules that balance family and career duties between partners. Bill Clinton, after his presidency, has vociferously supported his wife's run for the Senate, President, and her tenure as Secretary of State. Closer to home, friends have alternated years doing legal clerkships or pursuing advanced degrees. And I see that paradigm echoed back to me in the modern romance novels that I read and write.

    Another reason given to avoid the genre is that they don't challenge your brain. Romance novels feature archetypal characters, occasionally contrived plots, and predictable endings. But, wait...bookstores are full of sci-fi novels, fantasy novels, and mystery novels that check each one of these boxes. Yet other genre fiction readers, instead of being characterized as simpleminded or unwilling to challenge themselves, are often stereotyped as smart. So what gives?

    Oh yeah! It's the sex.


    A talk radio show host essentially called women who use birth control "sluts." State Legislatures suspended people for saying "vagina" on the floor. Current legislation proposes to deny expectant mothers access to testing that would help ensure their health and the health of their fetuses. Our society feels threatened by women having sex.

    Romance novels present the opposite view. Authors use sex scenes to present a healthy activity shared by two consenting adults who (in the end, if not at the moment) fall in love with each other. Heroines are sexually satisfied during each encounter. There's a safe space to explore your fantasies and figure out what turns you on. Nothing dumb about that.

    By the way, smart girls not only read romance novels, they write them! Two of my favorite authors, Jennifer Crusie and Lauren Willig, hold PhDs. Carly Phillips practiced law. They've attended the best schools in the world, including Harvard, Princeton, Oxford, and Duke (that's me!).

    So go ahead. If you're still feeling a little embarrassed, download a romance onto your e-reader. Aside from your blushing, you might discover a passion for a whole new genre. As it turns out, smart women read romance, too.

    Anne Browning Walker is the author of the upcoming romance novel, The Booby Trap [Pixel Entertainment, September 2012].

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    For a professional essay, this felt a little like a high school English assignment, but there's a lot that needs to be said. I think a lot of people hate on romance because the feel women shouldn't depend on men/it's anti-feminist, or that too much romance is already forced on us in other media. YMMV I suppose, but the entire genre is better it's made out to be.


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    HBO has ordered a new comedy pilot from Stephen Merchant, co-creator of the original U.K. comedy The Office. Merchant is set to both direct and star in Hello Ladies, and is writing it as well. The pilot will be executive produced by a couple of his former Office colleagues, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, making for a little reunion on the pilot set.

    Hello Ladies is about an unusually tall British man (Merchant, who comes it at 6’7”) who is bound and determined to make his way into the world of Los Angeles’ most beautiful people. Working against his search for love and acceptance in LA’s elite, glamorous circles are the facts that he’s somewhat gawky, obviously desperate, and not quite as charming as he likes to think he is. The idea, according to Deadline, came from Merchant’s standup comedy routine and sounds like it’s at least partially autobiographical. Apparently poking fun at himself isn’t a problem for Merchant.

    Eisenberg and Sutpnitsky are the team behind recent feature Bad Teacher and upcoming Sandra Bullock vehicle The Heat. Merchant worked with Ricky Gervais on project such as Extras and Life’s Too Short in addition to The Office, and he's featured in The Ricky Gervais Show, which airs on HBO stateside. (Don't forget Portal!) HBO will start production on the pilot before the end of the year, so we could be seeing it in 2013 if it goes well. The project has a good, proven comedy team behind it, and will be able to get away with a lot more since it’s for HBO than it would on network TV, so it could certainly have some promise.


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    Happy to see Steve branching out from Ricky! They're a great team but Steve is just the best.

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    Las220px-Kristen_Stewart_2012t week, Kristen Stewart became the highest-paid female actor in Hollywood. On Thursday, when Us Weekly published photos of her kissing Snow White and the Huntsman director/married dude Rupert Sanders, she paid the tax.

    In a quickly issued mea culpa, the 22-year-old Twilight star apologized for causing “hurt and embarrassment” and “jeopardizing the most important thing in [her] life.” Strange: Her career seems just fine. What she menat, ostensibly at least, was her relationship with fictional vampire lover and boyfriend Rob Pattinson. Only, she didn’t say this over the phone to Rob. She said it, via press release, to whom it might concern. That’s a lot of people. The problem is that not all of them are in actual high school, and what’s our excuse?


    Whom Stewart is having sex with should concern whom she is having sex with and whom those people are having sex with – and nobody else. Stewart is not a Mormon running for public office on higher moral ground. She is not your sex-addiction swami. She’s an actor and a human and 22 years old. Her celebrity makes her a role model to tweenybopper know-nothings, but only insofar as she chooses and plays her roles, then promotes them in public. Twilight’s scare-tactical orthodoxy about sex and abstinence is as punishing as the Old Testament. Stewart’s affair with some husband-cad seems unorthodox, but is – if you’ve ever been pretty and unsure and 22 – painfully familiar, the kind of the thing that tends to be its own punishment. If Stewart drives drunk or litters or gets racist on Letterman, that’s public harm. This is private harm.



    And as regards the erstwhile Bella’s privates, her most helpful response – especially in an American election year defined by the GOP’s downright gynecological interest in women’s bodies – would have been to tell everybody to stay the bleeding hell out.

    Instead, Stewart said sorry, and made her first mistake.

    I have yet to see a Hollywood tartlet apologize for weighing 95 pounds, or for playing dumb to stay popular, or for always being the sidekick when there’s action. I’ve not heard one sorry from one girl who gets banked by Maybelline to make my kid sisters feel bad about themselves. I’m not saying they should be sorry. But if we are going to have girlpologies, let’s have them for the whole host of patriarchy-enabled behaviours that, at least in my own baby-femme experience, had far stickier and more perturbing effects than any bedroom scandal. Let’s not have them for independently screwing up.

    An apology to Rob acknowledges that she did something wrong to him. An apology to us implies she did something wrong, period. It takes on faith a heterogeneous, bourgie morality and gives the lie that tween girls – or, more accurately, their movie-ticket-buying parents – want to hear. It lets, in effect, a bunch of virgins who can’t drive decide what a grown-ass girl does in her own car.

    And so the apology is wronger than the wrong. Relationships make their own rules; morality is fantasy. Adultery is no more absolute a sin than love is a virtue, and anyway, Stewart wasn’t the married 41-year-old in that scene. By getting caught in that “momentary indiscretion,” she shattered a glass house of fairy-tale promises, sure, but those never did girls any real-life good anyway. I wish she’d just said, yeah, sometimes princes aren’t enough.


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    She shouldn't have cheated in the first place, lbr 

    Kristmas in July/Total Eclipse of the Heart SOUNDTRACKhttp://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2B01F8B2810067B4



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    THE Hollywood director responsible for the hit Matrix movies has ‘outed’ himself as a pink-haired transsexual called Lana.
    Larry Wachowski, 47, one of the most influential directors in Hollywood after Steven Spielberg, has been undergoing hormone therapy as part of his sex-change treatment for nearly a decade. In a trailer for his latest film, the £80 million production Cloud Atlas, Wachowski says in a soft and breathy voice: ‘Hi, I’m Lana.’ It is the first time ‘Larry’ has appeared publicly as ‘Lana’.


    The new film, which stars Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, is one of the most hotly anticipated of the year. It is based on British author David Mitchell’s hit book which features six interlocking stories beginning in the 1800s and progressing to the future. The cast includes Hugh Grant, Susan Sarandon and Jim Broadbent.

    At the height of Matrix mania, Wachowski left his wife for a dominatrix called Ilsa Strix.

    The Wachowskis are each reported to be worth more than £50 million.












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    Warner Bros. is reportedly “quietly exploring the possibility” of a prequel to The Shining. A WB spokeswoman told the LA Times that the project is at a very early stage and not even formally in development. But now that the report is published, it will be difficult for the studio to explore the idea quietly, and it is hard to believe that you all will react positively to the news.

    The bright spot is the team in charge of development: writer/producers Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island) and James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) with their producing partner Bradley Fischer (Black Swan). There are solid psychological horror credits in those parentheses, so if there is a story to be told, they’ll find it.

    Stephen King—the author of the book that Stanley Kubrick adapted to the 1980 film—is working on a sequel novel to The Shining titled Doctor Sleep. Doctor Sleep follows psychic Dan Torrance into middle age as he settles into a New Hampshire town “where his remnant ‘shining’ power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying.” I imagine that will stir up studio interest soon enough.

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    Recently, new information about the Munich Massacre at the 1972 Olympic Games was released by German police as a result of pressure from German investigative reporters. It was reported that the “Black September” terrorists were helped by a Nazi group in Germany to get fake IDs, weapons and access to the Olympic Village.

    This was not too shocking, as the head of the IOC in 1972 was Avery Brundage, a Nazi sympathizer and anti-Semite. His protege, Juan Samaranch, eventually served the second longest IOC term as president, but his support of Nazis and the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco was kept a dirty secret. Most IOC members knew the truth but stayed silent because he organized a regal lifestyle for them -- with money diverted from sport.



    Another interesting fact is that Abu Iyad, one of the co-founders of the PLO, has said publicly that the reason “Black September” chose the 1972 Olympics as the stage for their hostage plot was because the PLO's request to the IOC for inclusion of the Palestinian delegation at the Olympic Games was completely ignored. This snub from the IOC came at a time when tension was at a boiling point in the Middle East. Yet, having incited the PLO, the IOC denied the Israeli government's request for security for the athletes.

    In 1996, I, along with other Munich orphans and three of the widows, were invited for the first time to the Olympic Games in Atlanta. Before the Opening Ceremony, we met with Alex Gilady. Gilady has been a member of the IOC's Radio and Television Commission since 1984 and has been the senior vice president of NBC Sports since 1996.

    I have known Mr. Gilady since I was a kid; in fact, I grew up with his daughter. He had been supportive in the past regarding our plea for a moment of silence during the Opening Ceremonies, so we arrived with high hopes. Gilady informed us that a moment of silence was not possible because if the IOC had a moment of silence for the Israeli athletes, they would also have to do the same for the Palestinians who died at the Olympics in 1972.

    My mother said, "But no Palestinian athletes died."

    Gilady responded, "Well, there were Palestinians who died at the 1972 Olympics."

    I heard one of the widows say to Gilady, "Are you equating the murder of my husband to the terrorists that killed him?"

    Silence.

    Then Ilana Romano burst out with a cry that has haunted me to this day. She screamed at Gilady, "How DARE you! You KNOW what they did to my husband! They let him lay there for hours, dying slowly, and then finished him off by castrating him and shoving it in his mouth, ALEX!"

    I looked at Gilady's face as he sat there, stone cold with no emotion. This man knew these athletes personally. This man led the Israeli media delegation at the 1972 Olympics and saw this atrocity first hand. This man saw my father's dead, naked body thrown out front of the Olympic Village for all the world to see.

    Without a hint of empathy, Gilady excused himself from our meeting.

    That's when I understood that the IOC wasn't turning us down because of their resistance to "politics.” Rather, it was due to the specific politics the IOC apparently still embraces. Based on its history of Nazi support, greed and the blood on their own hands for inciting the PLO, they would never support Israeli athletes.


    Now, I have a message to all the members of the IOC. The torture inflicted by “Black September” on the 11 Israeli athletes and their families took 48 hours. Your torture of the families and the memories of those esteemed athletes has lasted 40 years. I am not satisfied with a moment of silence in every Opening Ceremony of the Summer Games. Now I want all of you to lose your jobs and be replaced by real Olympians who care about the athletes and believe in the Olympic charter.

    The threat of the IOC coming after me does not scare me anymore. When you have no more dignity, you have nothing to lose. So, members of the IOC -- my name is Guri Weinberg and I am the son of Moshe Weinberg, the wrestling coach murdered at the 1972 Olympics. And I am not going away.


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    In concert, the soulful blues-rock band's music reached ecstatic, rafter-shaking heights. Singer Brittany Howard has the bearing, power and charisma of a star twice her age, but on stage, she's positively dominant.




    For all the attention Alabama Shakes' music has attracted in 2012 — and its album Boys & Girls marked a huge breakthrough earlier this year — the live stage is where the soulful blues-rock band transcends mere "one to watch" status. Boys & Girls is the work of polished professionals at the top of their game, but in concert, Alabama Shakes' music reaches ecstatic, sprawling, rafter-shaking heights. Singer Brittany Howard has the bearing, power and charisma of a star twice her age, but on stage, she's positively dominant. She belts, sure, but she doesn't just belt.


    It helps that Howard is backed, both on record and in concert, by the airtight proficiency of ace backing players. For a group that wouldn't sound out of place among epic-minded jam bands, it's telling that Alabama Shakes' new record rarely lets its songs stretch beyond the four-minute mark: These folks don't waste a second, and the resulting sound feels both loose and impossibly tight. Here, the band performs at the 2012 Newport Folk Festival, recorded live on Saturday, July 28 in Newport, R.I.


    Set List:

    • "Goin' to the Party"
    • "Hold On"
    • "Hang Loose"
    • "Always Alright"
    • "Rise to the Sun"
    • "I Found You"
    • "Heartbreaker"
    • "Boys & Girls"
    • "Be Mine"
    • "Mama"
    • "Making Me Itch"
    • "I Ain't the Same"
    • "You Ain't Alone"
    • "Heavy Chevy"


    Source: http://www.npr.org/event/music/156922926/alabama-shakes-live-in-concert-newport-folk-2012


    I just started getting into this band, but I am already in love with the lead singer. Her voice is superb, imo. She just goes for it!
    For those of you who haven't heard of them, you might recognize this song:





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    Octomom may have stripped her way off welfare, but she couldn't strip her way out of foreclosure ... and now the mother of 14 is begging her fans for $150,000 so she can put a down payment on a new pad.

    In case you forgot ... despite Octo's recent XXX endeavors, she still couldn't make the mortgage payments on her La Habra house and it was foreclosed on last month.

    Sources close to Octo tell TMZ she's been given two weeks to move out, but the problem is she doesn't have enough cash to buy a house of her own ... especially one that can fit her giant brood.

    Octo's solution ... set up a page on a website called GoFundMe.com, where her fans can send her money through the internet! All she's asking for is a cool $150k to get started.

    In the meantime, we're told Octo is trying to book as many jobs as possible, just in case her fans don't come through.

    The bright side: at least she's not taking our tax dollars.

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    Zachary Quinto and Jonathan Groff keep it casual as they step out for a walk with their two adorable pet pooches on Sunday (July 29) in Los Feliz, Calif.

    The 35-year-old Star Trek actor and his boyfriend shared a laugh as they exercised with their dogs.



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    New track from the upcoming God Forgives, I Don't.


    I like Wale's spoken word flow.

    SOURCE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7EPUS6qJ-g

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    Teresa getting a spinoff seems to be unnecessary as the entire plot of The Real Housewives revolves around her. For once I don’t believe Teresa is delusional – Everybody is always talking about her, amirite?

    Teresa‘s latest Bravo blog addresses Caroline‘s crazy comments about Teresa’s marriage.

    “You’d think by now I’d be used to everyone on the show talking about me non-stop every single episode, but I’ll admit I was shocked by Caroline’s comment about my marriage,” Teresa begins.

    “Not because I don’t expect her to say nasty things about me and to constantly judge of me — that’s what she does. To quote Audriana's favorite movie, The Little Mermaid: ‘It’s what she lives for.’ (Caroline does remind me of Ursula, come to think of it…) What shocked me is her hypocrisy.”

    And just why is Caroline a hypocrite? (Yes, that was a rhetorical question).

    “Caroline wrote that me calling MY OWN brother in PRIVATE to talk about his marriage was ‘cruel and thoughtless,’ and talking about anyone’s marriage is a ‘line that should never be crossed.’”

    “She should take her own advice. Maybe that she can’t is why she doesn’t have a talk show or write an advice column anymore… What Caroline said tells you about who she is… (P.S. Read the rest of the Ursula song lyrics. It’s too funny: ‘Poor unfortunate souls./In pain, in need./This one longing to be thinner./That one wants to get the girl./And do I help them? Yes, indeed.’)”

    And Teresa has her own opinion on Chris Laurita's attempt to control the situation.

    "How about that Chris Laurita? Who knew we had a new Housewife?" Teresa snarked. "First of all, my husband doesn't give a crap about other people's personal lives, and he's definitely not running around town talking about Chris. I warned Joe that Chris shouldn't be trusted, but Joe doesn't care. He keeps being nice to people, he'll stay friends with anyone. He doesn't have time for BS."



    Melissa talks to NJ.com!



    Melissa Gorga, one of the stars of Bravo’s "Real Housewives of New Jersey," paid a visit to the Pool After Dark at Harrah's. She was joined by her husband, Joe, family and friends.

    I had a chance to spend a few minutes with the very busy reality star, who is also topping the dance charts with her single “On Display”

    We talked about her new singing career, her endorsement of a vodka company and if she watched Teresa on "The Apprentice."

    After the interview our cameras followed Melissa and Joe into the club where she took the time to meet her fans and hang out with her family and friends.






    Kathy to Teresa: “Stop Being So Petty!”



    Teresa held a book signing for one of her cookbooks on last week’s episode of The Real Housewives, and as she teased before the episode even aired, she wasn’t pleased with comments her cousin Kathy made.

    While Kathy and her husband Rich made a point of going to the signing, Teresa felt Kathy’s remarks about her cookbook containing her mother’s recipes were unwarranted.

    In her latest BravoTV.com blog, Kathy explains that she had only intended to support Teresa. She writes, “I went to Teresa’s book signing at the bakery because I wanted to let her know how proud I was of her by showing our support.”

    As for the controversial comment about the recipes, Kathy explains, “I know my mother and her mother are not sisters, which she made such a vivid point of in her blog last week. I never claimed that they were sisters. Again, who cares? None the less, they are family and family shares recipes all the time.”

    Teresa may have been “shocked” by Kathy’s behavior at the book signing, but Kathy has one, simple message for her cousin: “Please, Teresa, get over it! Stop being so petty!”

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    Despite leaving “Saturday Night Live” in May after seven seasons with the program, Kristen Wiig says she’s in a great place at the moment. The 38-year-old comedienne told the August issue of Marie Claire that her budding romance with Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti, 32, is part of the reason for her contentment. “I will say that I’m happier than I’ve ever been,” she said, “and I feel very lucky right now.”

    When asked the reasons why she feels fortunate, Wiig explained, “Where I am now. Who he is. Those are the two big ones.” Her departure from “SNL” left many fans wondering why Wiig, a popular fixture on the show, would want to quit. “I know a lot of people probably assume, ‘Oh, she’s leaving because she is going to be doing movies now and things like that,’ which I will be,” she said. “But I just always knew it was going to be seven and that was it.”

    Wiig notes that perhaps if she were younger, she would have continued with “SNL” for longer. “I think maybe if I were 22, I could see myself staying a little bit, but it just felt like the right time,” she said. Although her exit from the show was difficult, her final episode proved to be “very emotional” for Wiig. “I just wanted to get through it without breaking down in every sketch,” she said. “Because nothing says comedy like breaking down.”

    As for the future, the “Bridesmaids” star is set to appear in three major film projects: “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” opposite Ben Stiller, “The Comedian” opposite Robert De Niro and “Imogene” opposite Darren Criss. Regardless of her next appearances on the silver screen, Wiig told the mag that she’s most looking forward to her future with Moretti.

    “When you’re on your deathbed, you probably aren’t counting the movies you’ve made,” she said. “You’re looking at the people who are around you and thinking about the people in your life, and you can’t lose how important that is because that’s ultimately where happiness comes from.”

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    Actress Shannen Doherty once quit her hit TV series Charmed after she was duped into thinking she won the lottery.

    She recalls, “Every once and while when the lotto was really big, the cast would all go in and buy everybody on the crew and ourselves lottery tickets… The next day comes around (so)… I grab my lotto ticket, go back to the make-up trailer, sit there, look through the newspaper – and I’ve won. It was like $42-52 million, somewhere in that range.

    “I jump up – I’m screaming hysterically – I run out of the make-up trailer, I run to my trailer, I gather up all my stuff, I run to my car, jump in, put it in drive, and start peeling out of the lot.

    “(The cast and crew) come running after my car screaming, I stop really quick, and I’m like, ‘What?’ And they’re like, ‘Where are you going?’ and I’m like, ‘I won the lottery, I quit!’ They had to tell me that I did not win the lottery and I was still broke and I still had to work. I actually cried hysterically, I had tears pouring down my face.”

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    Daniel Tosh and Dane Cook got themselves into hot water this month after making jokes about rape and the Aurora, Colo., movie theater massacre, but fellow comic Russell Brand says they were only doing their jobs when controversially going for laughs.

    "I think if someone's job is a comedian and they say something, like in the analysis of the content of their statement, you should recall the bit that they're a comedian," Katy Perry's ex told reporters at a TCA panel for his FX series, BrandX, Saturday. "I've noticed a lot of people sort of remove [the fact that they are comedians] from the analysis to sort of create some storm of condemnation."

    The star of Comedy Central's Tosh.0, Tosh came under fire for heckling a female audience member at a July 6 Laugh Factory show and "making some very generalizing, declarative statements about rape jokes always being funny," according to the show patron, who offered a detailed account of the exchange on her blog, which later went viral.

    On Thursday, Cook worked Aurora, Colo.,'s movie theater massacre -- during which 12 people died and 58 others were injured -- into his act. "So I heard that the guy came into the theater about 25 minutes into the movie," Cook began, referring to armed gunman, James Holmes, who opened fire during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises on July 21. "And I don't know if you've seen the movie, but the movie is pretty much a piece of crap -- yeah, spoiler alert."

    "I know that if none of that would have happened, pretty sure that somebody in that theater, about 25 minutes in, realizing it was a piece of crap, was probably like 'ugh f*cking shoot me,'" he continued.
    Both Tosh, 37, and Cook, 40, have since apologized for their jokes -- bits Brand believed were "well-intentioned."

    "I don't know about what Dane Cook or Daniel Tosh said, but I know that they are comedians, and I know they're nice human beings, so I don't imagine that they had any intention other than to elicit laughter from their fellow human beings, as is their job," Brand said, admittedly removed from the situation. "I would imagine that [their act] was well intentioned, whatever happened."
    Continued Brand, "I don't think we should create a state where people are afraid to talk. That could have much worse consequences."


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