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Oh No They Didn't! - LiveJournal.com

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    Many prognosticators have stated that there is a great possibility that tonight will signal the end of the world. Why would they make such a gregarious claim you ask? Well it’s because Toddler & Tiara’s breakout star Alana Thompson, Honey Boo Boo Child, has her own show that will premiere this evening!

    TLC has put out a few teaser clips for Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and one of them involves Alana’s older and pregnant sister Anna Shannon (17) getting an ultrasound. Here’s the video that includes the explanation of a biscuit cooked right being similar in appearance to a certain part of a woman’s anatomy. During the sneak-peek Boo Boo gets an ultrasound too to look for chicken nuggets:




    Well I’m happy to report that Anna, nicknamed “Chickadee,” had a successful delivery which makes Alana a Go-Go Juice chuggin’ aunt! The baby’s name is Kaitlyn Shannon and she was born on July 26th at 7:11 PM. She weighed in at just over 6lbs.

    The fine folks that run Honey Boo Boo’s Official Fan Page posted a couple of adorable photos of Alana’s niece and I thought I’d share.

    "Oh fuck my life..."


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    Did anyone watch them on the new Toddlers & Tiaras tonight where they named and ate roadkill? Also yes this is an excuse for a viewing post. It's all happening on TLC at 10:00 PM EST so tune in now!

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  • 08/08/12--19:00: 'ALF' The Movie Is Happening


  • Better hide away your beloved felines, America - because ALF is back.

    That's right! The studio that brought you last year's box-office blockbuster "The Smurfs" is now developing a big-screen version of the...erm, well-known 1980s sitcom, and like that earlier effort it'll take the form of a live-action/CGI hybrid probably starring some B-level actors.

    Cashing in on/producing the project are Tom Patchett, the creator of the original series, and Paul Fusco, the puppeteer who also provided ALF's voice. While there will be no actual puppeteering needed for the film, which we assume will feature a fully-animated version of the lovable alien, Fusco is expected to return as the voice of the character.

    This happy news was brought to you by The Hollywood Reporter.

    "ALF," which ran on NBC from 1986-1990, centered on a furry, cat-eating alien who hides out with a suburban family after crash-landing on Earth. It did not win any Emmys.

    Will you be seeing "ALF" the movie, America? Sound off in the comments, why dont'cha!

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    Contrary to what has been reported before, Evanna Lynch's character Alehna, a 14-year-old rescued by Sinbad's crew, in Sky1's new series Sinbad isn't set to make her official guest appearance until the season's finale, episode 12. However, Lynch's character did surprisingly make a brief appearance in the latest episode aired, as a foreshadowing/sneak peak of her part in the finale. Her rather small and silent part in Season 1, Episode 5 can be viewed below at the 35:32 mark, along with screencaps from the video, courtesy of Sky1's official site.





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    Additionally, Evanna commented to Herald.ie back in July how she's often approached with characters younger than she really is. This interview was apparently missed when it was first released, so better late than never.


    Potter star Evanna just wants to act her age

    By Melanie Finn

    Saturday July 07 2012

    The Irish star of the Harry Potter movies says her parents are now urging her to take a part in a historical movie.

    Evanna Lynch (20), known to millions of Potter fans as Luna Lovegood in the big-budget franchise, says parents Donal and Marguerite would love to see her come back home to make a "nice historical movie".

    "I think our history is so rich and my dad is a history teacher and he's always telling me stories and there's so many things to write about and it's just a pity the film industry here is struggling a bit," she said.

    "I think our historical dramas are just the best. Me and my family love The Wind That Shakes the Barley. Me and my mum were watching that and she was saying to me, 'Would you never get a film like that?'

    "I would love to work in Ireland. Everywhere else I have to go and get a visa."

    And the blonde actress said she would love a part in the TV hit series, Games of Thrones.

    She recently made the transition from big screen to small with a role in the €22m fantasy series Sinbad.

    It sees her coming into the Sky 1 programme in episode 12, when she takes on the role of Alehna, a 14-year-old rescued by Sinbad's crew.

    The baby-faced actress says it's a mixed blessing being able to play a character six years younger than she is in real life.

    "For a while, until I was about 18, I was always put in the 14 or 15 age bracket.

    "My manager is like, 'You want to stay young as long as possible.' But it's limiting the kind of roles you can do when you're 14; they're not as interesting," she continued.

    She is spending the next few weeks at home as she awaits news on her next new project and said she is relishing being back here for a while.

    She will also be breathing a sigh of relief next month when she finally celebrates her milestone 21st birthday, because then she'll be legally able to drink in America.

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    In what may be a first for U.S. presidential campaign advertisements, actress Elizabeth Banks is warning that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would strip Planned Parenthood of funding and prevent some women from receiving treatment for conditions like migraines and “a heavy flow.”


    “Planned Parenthood was my health care provider when I didn’t have insurance after I graduated from college,” the “Hunger Games” star says in a video released on President Barack Obama’s YouTube channel on Wednesday. “Yes, I got birth control, but it was for my massive migraine headaches and my heavy flow. Yeah, I’m on the record saying I have a heavy flow.”

    “The services that they provide — what is it? Ninety-five percent of them don’t involve anything controversial. So for that little 5 percent that Mitt Romney decides he doesn’t agree with, he’s going to take away cancer screenings?” Banks continues. “What is he doing? He’s going to take away people’s access to health care close by. We’re talking about working-class ladies who need health care.”

    “President Obama has not compromised on women’s rights and that’s why President Obama needs to stay in office,” she concludes.

    Speaking to KDSK in March, Romney said that he would “get rid” of the family planning organization.

    “The test is pretty simple: Is the program so critical, it’s worth borrowing money from china to pay for it?” the candidate explained. “And on that basis of course you get rid of Obamacare, that’s the easy one. Planned Parenthood, we’re going to get rid of that.”

    In February, Romney said it was even “wrong” for private organizations like like Susan G. Komen for the Cure to fund Planned Parenthood’s breast cancer screenings for poor women.

    “Look, the idea that we’re subsidizing an institution which is providing abortion, in my view, is wrong,” the former Massachusetts governor told conservative radio host Scott Hennen.

    During a round-table discussion on ABC in June, Romney’s senior campaign adviser, Eric Fehrnstrom, insisted that social issues important to women, like contraception coverage and abortion rights, were “shiny objects” that were being used to distract voters.

    “Mitt Romney is pro-life,” the senior adviser admitted to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “He’ll govern as a pro-life president, but you’re going to see the Democrats use all sorts of shiny objects to distract people’s attention from the Obama performance on the economy. This is not a social issue election.”

    Watch this video from BarackObama.com, broadcast Aug. 8, 2012.




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    Kathie Lee Gifford has opened a can worms by strongly implying that parents of drugs addicts must be at fault in some way.

    It all started when the 58-year-old Today favourite appeared to show hubris in an interview by admitting: 'I'm not a perfect mom, but my kids haven't been arrested.'
    She then added to Family Circle magazine: 'So I must be doing something right.'


    That remark understandably touched a nerve with those who have experienced addiction in the family, and fans flocked to her Facebook page to register their disgust.

    One called her a 'thoughtless human being.'
    Others told stories like this: 'I raised one daughter who graduated with two majors and has been very successful.

    'I have raised another daughter who got involved with drugs and spent the last year in a drug rehab.
    'Parents are not always to blame for their children's successes or failures. Until you've walked in the shoes of parents of addicts, you need to keep your opinions to yourself or learn a little bit about the disease.'
    Another went further and posted a picture of her brother who died in his early '30s thanks to an addiction.
    They wrote: 'Well Kathy, here is a pic of my little brother who we lost at the age of 33 yrs old due to a DISEASE called DRUG ADDICTION ...
    'I find it funny we were both raised by the same woman called MOM ... I am NOT an ADDICT and NEVER was ... Poor parenting?? Gimme a break.'
    'Shame on you Kathie Lee Gifford, shame on you. You are a thoughtless human being.'
    Another added: 'Kathy do you know the first thing they teach you in family counseling for loved ones of addicts? The three C's; you DIDN'T cause it, you CAN'T cure it, and you CAN'T control it.'
    'Poor parenting?? God bless you and your great parenting skills you suck at being educated on addiction.'
    'I'm glad you never had to face any of your babies drowning in a disease they could not be cured from. I lost my baby at the age of 32 to a heroin overdose in Sept 2010. I am a doctor and worked hard my entire life to give her the best.'

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    Kathie recently spoke to Family Circle magazine -- and in the interview, she said, "I'm not a perfect mom, but my kids haven't been arrested, in rehab or kicked out of school, so I must be doing something right!"

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    The other day I picked up a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey to flip through because I've apparently read every other book in existence and am now reduced to either this or Sarah Palin's memoirs. As I expected, it was pretty much crap, and not even good smut. Still, I can recognize when America is going through one of its Behind the Green Door, we're-all-talking-about-mainstream-porn phases, and as usual I'm here to help. You want some steamy sex in your literature? Try these.


    10. Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves


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    Okay, reading House of Leaves for the sex scenes is like watching Requiem for a Dream to see Jennifer Connelly go ass to ass; it's just wrong. But amid the mindbending horror are at least two sex encounters that will start your hand traveling south. One has the narrator, out of nowhere, asked to ejaculate on the augmented breasts of an interview subject, (eaux) but the real dirty gem can actually be heard in collaboration with Danielewski's sister Poe on a remix of "Hey Pretty."




    9. Austin Grossman, Soon I Will Be Invincible

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    In possibly the greatest superhero novel of all time, Grossman follows a cyborg named Fatale as she becomes the rookie member of an Avengers-like supergroup. At one point she spars with basically that universe's Batman, a physical contest that evolves into a hardcore make-out session. While it doesn't end up with a full-on sex scene (ew), the way Fatale describes being touched after being so radically altered by machinery is both sweet and extremely hot.

    8. Michael Scott Rohan, Hammer of the Sun


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    Do me a favor. If you like Game of Thrones, please go pick up Rohan's Winter of the Worlds. It's equal if not better. Following a magesmith named Elof as he wages war against an oncoming eternal winter and the evil gods that want it, he eventually travels to an ancient and corrupt kingdom. Despite being crippled while there, he still manages to get into the pants of one of the ice goddesses, and even the daughter of the king that maimed him. The latter is a sexual triumph over physical adversity that is as empowering as it is erotic.

    7. Carmilla Voiez, Starblood



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    Much of Voiez's brilliant gothic novel is a brutal exploration of the nature of rape, but among the criminal sexualities that dominate are some scenes that are cruelty-free and hot as hell. When Satori and his ex-girlfriend's best friend Raven decide to hook up, the result is a smoking-hot scene with just a hint of master and slave thrown in for good measure.

    6. Jean M. Auel, Plains of Passage



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    The Earth's Children books about Ice Age man are just filled to the top with engorged manhoods and slick passages. They're all wonderfully written smut scenes, but the greatest of the series all happen in the fourth book, arguably the last good one. In that book, our heroine, Ayla, has overcome a lot of the servile tendencies instilled in her from her Neanderthal upbringing and become more fully a sexual equal. Gun to my head, her and Jondalar getting it on in a hot spring is tops.


    5. Neil Gaiman, American Gods


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    Something for the furries out there...Shadow spends the night under the roof of a funeral home run by down-and-out Egyptian gods. That night, the cat-headed goddess Bast takes him through a marathon hump session that leaves his back covered in cat scratches but erases all his bruises from a beating he'd received by government spooks earlier. That is some good pussy that can spontaneously heal a fella.

    4. Mario Puzo, The Godfather


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    Even though it sets up a long and unnecessary plotline about Lucy's enormous vagina that will be fixed later by plastic surgery, her and Sonny Corleone's initial tryst at his sister's wedding is, as my wife calls it, a real panty-moistener. No talking, no foreplay, just up against a wall with pure, animal abandon.

    3. Charlaine Harris, Dead to the World


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    The Sookie Stackhouse books are short on XXX material, but there are still scenes that are remarkably steamy. Dead to the World has the best one, a tender but erotic encounter between Sookie and the amnesiac Eric in her shower that was thankfully reproduced almost perfectly in True Blood. It's a shaky-knee scene, I promise you.

    2. Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer


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    I'll quote a friend of mine here. "If there was an appliance manual written by Henry Miller, I think it would still make me melt into a sticky puddle." Tropic of Cancer was out and out banned for its explicit sex content, and anything illegal is always entertaining. I can't pick a single scene for you, but trust me, they're all good.

    1. Anne Rice, The Witching Hour

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    If you wanted to point to Rice's best book, it would definitely by the first in her Mayfair Witches series. There's plenty of sex in the book, though if consensual incest is hard for you to read about, it might be a bit of a gagger. Anyone should be able to get behind Rowan Mayfair's erotic introduction to the family familiar Lasher, though. The specter goes to work on her with a thousand ectoplasmic tongues while she sleeps on an airplane, resulting in a dizzying orgasm.

    Do you agree? Disagree? Can you think of any moments in books you found especially hot & sexy?

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  • 08/08/12--20:00: Never Ever part 2


  • so refreshing to see imogen have her own storyline finally
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    Lady Gaga's September Vogue Cover

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    or possibly it's this, smh trollga






    Bridget Hall in Vogue September 2000



    Linda Evangelista in Vogue September 2001



    Kate Hudson in Vogue September 2003



    Nicole Kidman in Vogue September 2004



    Daria Werbowy, Natalia Vodianova and Gisele Bündchen in Vogue September 2004



    Sarah Jessica Parker in Vogue September 2005



    Kirsten Dunst in Vogue September 2006



    Sienna Miller in Vogue September 2007



    Keira Knightley Vogue September 2008



    Charlize Theron in Vogue September 2009


    Bonus from your OP, since apparently I stumbled on an article from 2010:


    Halle Berry: 2010



    Kate Moss: 2011


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    Gone are the days when a NASA control room would be filled with guys with buzz cuts and pocket protectors.

    In 2012, it's all about the Mohawk or, specifically, the Mohawk of one now very popular NASA employee, flight director Bobak Ferdowski.


    When Ferdowski and his NASA colleagues watched the $2.5 billion Mars Curiosity rover land safely on the surface of the red planet early Monday morning after an eight month, 352-million-mile journey, cheers and applause broke out in the control room.

    When TV cameras caught a close-up shot of Ferdowski, 32, and his Mohawk with star shapes buzzed in and all, cheers and applause broke out across the Internet, and the thundering hasn't stopped since.


    Ferdowski has changed his haircut for each mission he's worked. But a glimpse of a young, Mohawk-wearing guy who knows his aeronautical and astronomical facts enough to land a spacecraft on Mars was enough to make Ferdowski, a University of Washington and MIT graduate, go viral.

    First came the online meme, the Tumblr and then the thousands of new followers to his @tweetsoutloud Twitter account, where he describes himself as "Flight director on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity mission. Exercise fiend. Mediocre shortstop."

    Some of Ferdowski's thousands of new fans on Twitter are asking, not just to follow him, but to marry him.

    "@tweetsoutloud I know you've been busy, but will you marry me? land something on mars if the answer is yes," wrote @amaeryllis, in a post that is now common on the Twitter feed of the nine-year NASA veteran.

    " @tweetsoutloud Besides, you're an overnight sensation, and all the ladies love you!! Including this one ;)

    So far Ferdowski is downplaying his newfound fame. He tweeted, "Not rdy for the attention, but happy to show it takes all types to make @MarsCuriosity ! If only my coworkers wld stop making fun of me ;)"

    But with the Mars Rover set to explore the red planet for the next 22 months and continue to deliver never-before-seen photos of outer space, there's no telling to what galaxy Ferdowski's fame could go.


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  • 08/08/12--21:02: 'fierce five' tours london
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  • 08/08/12--21:28: Gorl...


  • Naomi Campbell's difficult personality and explosive temper have made many an assistant want to pull out their hair! Now the supermodel is suffering from major bald patches herself and RadarOnline.com has exclusive insight into her hair-raising problem.

    "It's hideous, what did she do? It looks really bad!" said shocked hair stylist Kazumi Morton from the Neil George Salon in Beverly Hills. "I have been doing hair extensions for years but I have never had a problem like this."

    RadarOnline.com first reported two years ago that Campbell's obsession with elaborate weaves and extensions could pose a dangerous threat to her beautiful long locks, and new photos showing bare patches on her tortured scalp prove our prediction.

    "I think whoever put the extensions in they put them way too close," Morton, who has not worked with Naomi, explained to RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview. "Around the hairline and the neck, the hairs are very delicate and fragile and you need to avoid attaching extensions in that area.


    "They are way too close to the scalp as well, they need to be at least a half inch away."

    Now 42, the British fashion queen has spent decades adding volume and length to her natural locks with damaging hair pieces that pinch and pull at her scalp.

    "If she had been doing it correctly every time and not so often it wouldn't have caused this problem," revealed Morton. "Hair needs rest, at least every three months or so, so she is doing it too much."

    Stylist Jennifer J. of Juan Juan salons in Beverly Hills and Brentwood revealed that if Naomi quits her weaves now she may be able to save her hair. "There is a good chance that it can grow back again, but if the trauma continues, the damage is going to become permanent and the hair won't return," she told Radar, adding that cortisone therapy prescribed by a dermatologist could help the healing.

    In the meantime, Campbell is now going to have to give up her bad hair habit and follow in the footsteps of avid wig-wearer Oprah Winfrey and her safer styles.


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    Every time professional athletes behave badly, the NCAA punishes a football program or a college player lands in jail, sports fans talk about how we no longer have sports heroes.

    In the last month, Penn State was slapped with a $60-million fine for tolerating child abuse. A top draft pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI after blowing triple the legal limit in his second arrest for driving drunk. And days before the opening of the 2012 Summer Olympics, a Greek track-and-field star was kicked off the team for posting a racist tweet.

    Luckily, something always happens to turn the talk around. And that something came during the opening week of the London Olympics, when Florida swimmer Ryan Lochte became the first American to win a gold medal in these games.

    Lochte went head-to-head with swimming phenomenon Michael Phelps in the 400-medley and crushed him.

    He went on to finish the games with five medals, bringing his total to 11, second behind Phelps overall, and tied with Mark Spitz and Matt Biondi.

    Though Lochte hoped these Olympics would be his moment to dominate, he handled Phelps’ continued success with grace, calling him the greatest Olympian of all time.

    As for Lochte, sports fans have long had reason to admire his talent and work ethic. The 28-year-old University of Florida graduate holds four world records. In major international competitions, he’s won 62 medals — 39 gold, 13 silver and 10 bronze.

    Yet because of the spotlight on Phelps, he entered the Olympics a virtual unknown.

    Few Floridians likely know Lochte was born and raised in Daytona Beach. Fewer still know how much he gives back.

    Being a hero goes beyond physical talent, courage and moral excellence. From our sports heroes, we expect something in exchange for their good fortune, some self-sacrifice to benefit the greater good.

    Lochte gives of his time and money to help the National Parkinson Foundation, the Muscular Dystrophy Parent Project and the Mac Crutchfield Fund, where he serves as spokesperson.

    Mac Crutchfield was a 12-year-old swimmer from Tallahassee who drowned after slipping and hitting his head during Tropical Storm Fay in 2008. Every year, Lochte takes time to host a dinner and a golf tournament to raise money for drowning awareness.

    We can be proud that a Floridian was the first gold medal athlete in these Olympic games. More important, he is worthy of our admiration.

    Ryan Lochte is a sports hero who truly deserves to be called a hero.


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    by Patrick Strudwick

    I have two words for Bret Easton Ellis, who yesterday claimed that a gay actor shouldn't play the part of lady-spanker Christian Grey in the adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey: Rock Hudson.

    Hudson was a man so gay he had a mini, monogrammed man-bag to house his amyl nitrate (I know this because his former lover Armistead Maupin told me). And yet, on-screen, Hudson glistened with heterosexuality. He defined the mid-20th-century romantic lead. In pictures such as Giant and Magnificent Obsession, he made a generation of postwar women swoon and fantasise; they were convinced of his rock solid straightness. When he died of Aids in 1985, many were more shocked that he was gay than he was dead.

    But Ellis described the casting of gay TV actor Matt Bomer as "absolutely ludicrous" (bitter, perhaps, that he is no longer being considered for the screenwriting job on the movie). He tweeted, as if addressing Bomer directly: "I don't care how good an actor you are but being married to another man complicates things for playing CG [Christian Grey]."



    What guff. The notion that gay people can't play straight characters is so naive, it's foetal. Not only can actors do it, but any old gay trundling down Old Compton Street can – on account of the fact that we have all done it for years. Admittedly, I only played straight until I was 14. But most do it for two or three decades, many their whole lives: a part they never chose and that never ends. Now that's method.

    Gay men are so convincing as heterosexuals that millions of women around the world have no idea their husbands think about men during intercourse, or never really loved them. We are so convincing we can run countries without a single, "Ooh get her," from the electorate: I'm talking about James Buchanan. We're such great straights, we can have Princess Diana haircuts, wear hot pants and sing about how trapped we feel in the closet and still get away with the pretence (see early George Michael). Freddie Mercury even called his band Queen, and no one knew.

    Why are we so good at it? Because opposite sex attraction is all around us, yet we see it from a distance. We study it like an exchange student immersing herself in French. We know more about you than you do us.

    Playing a heterosexual male is hardly acting's greatest challenge. I would simply imagine the world was created for my benefit, and that everything and everyone was a receptacle for my ego and penis. Easy. After all, there are only two differences between gay and straight men: the latter spends his life being told he is right and superior. The former is told he is wrong and inferior. The other difference? Gay men admit to liking things up them. Ellis, whose novels didn't merely kick the literary world in the stomach but shone a torch in American society's sociopathic face, seems to not understand a very basic word: acting. A good actor convinces.

    This is why Charlize Theron won the Oscar for playing lesbian serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster

    This is why great big gay Montgomery Clift was nominated for an Academy Award opposite Elizabeth Taylor in A Place in the Sun, and was so convincing that the American public assumed they were dating.

    And this is why Neil Patrick Harris continues to court and convince primetime audiences with his portrayal of skirt-chaser Barney Stinson in How I met Your Mother.

    Before Ian McKellen came out in 1988, did anyone think his Hamlet or Macbeth or Romeo was just a little bit gay? Or, since coming out, that his Gandalf is fey?

    I urge Ellis to watch Rupert Everett in Dance with a Stranger, for menacing, thrusting heterosexuality.

    Or Richard Chamberlain in the Thornbirds. Or Tab Hunter in Battle Cry. And remember that the very gay John Barrowman was considered too heterosexual for the lead in Will and Grace. So they gave it to a heterosexual.

    Hollywood, of course, has more closets than an Ikea showroom. Ellis's unfettered rant will only serve to help these private, paranoid worlds stay shut.

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    You named Bella and Edward's daughter Renesmee, which has been a source of ridicule even among ardent Twilight fans.
    I am someone who strongly believes in reality, and that you don't monkey around with people's names. Whether they become a stripper or a lawyer has a large part to do with the name you give them. I would never name a real child Renesmee. But in fantasy, you can name your characters anything you want. I couldn't have named [Bella and Edward's] child Lindsay. I couldn't have named her anything that already exists-it would have felt wrong. I had to pick a name that I felt was completely and totally unique, which opens you up to heckling. Which I've taken. I take all my heckling, and I totally get it!

    Someone is probably naming their real-life child Renesmee even as we speak.
    Well, that really disturbs me. [Laughs]


    STEPHENIE MEYER's Twilight Saga has sold more than 100 million books, spawning a film franchise that's become an international sensation. When EW sat down with the author, 38, at Comic-Con last month (she's since declined to comment on Stewart and Pattinson's current woes), she was already at work on two more film adaptations, of the 2008 novel The Host (in theaters March 29, 2013) and Lois Duncan's 1974 young-adult classic Down a Dark Hall.

    After Breaking Dawn-Part 2 is released Nov. 16, we'll have reached the cinematic end of The Twilight Saga. How are you feeling?
    I've been holding off the sadness, but it's starting to get to me. I miss everyone-Kristen, Taylor, and Rob. I'm used to seeing them every day.

    You're currently working on a film adaptation of another of your books, The Host. Has your experience with Twilight changed how you feel about turning your books into movies?
    It's hard to say. As a general rule, my experience has been positive, and as an author I don't think anyone has been offered the access I've had. With every movie I've become a little bit more involved. I really like to be used as a resource-like if an actor has a question about backstory. And recently, on the set of The Host, I was the only person on the entire set who noticed that there was a cherry-picker tractor in the back of a scene. So I'm useful every now and then-I have fantastic eyesight. [Laughs]

    You even had a cameo in Breaking Dawn-Part 1, as a wedding guest of Edward and Bella's wedding.
    It wasn't my idea-and I hated that dress! I hate to look at myself on film. But the actual experience, aside from freezing our butts off, was great. I was sitting with [producer] Wyck Godfrey, who has also been there since day one, and we made up a backstory: He was a deputy policeman, and our marriage was on the rocks because he was in love with [Bella's father] Charlie. We had a lot of fun sitting in that cold forest.

    You named Bella and Edward's daughter Renesmee, which has been a source of ridicule even among ardent Twilight fans.
    I am someone who strongly believes in reality, and that you don't monkey around with people's names. Whether they become a stripper or a lawyer has a large part to do with the name you give them. I would never name a real child Renesmee. But in fantasy, you can name your characters anything you want. I couldn't have named [Bella and Edward's] child Lindsay. I couldn't have named her anything that already exists-it would have felt wrong. I had to pick a name that I felt was completely and totally unique, which opens you up to heckling. Which I've taken. I take all my heckling, and I totally get it!

    Someone is probably naming their real-life child Renesmee even as we speak.
    Well, that really disturbs me. [Laughs]

    Do you have a favorite among the Twilight movies?
    Not to say it's the best, because all of them have things to recommend them, but I think New Moon is the one that most closely dovetails with what I had in my head. It might help that I love [director] Chris Weitz-he's a dream to work with. Everyone was fun to work with, but Chris and I really got each other.

    When you were writing the first Twilight, could you ever have imagined it would become such a phenomenon?
    If I'd had any idea that anyone would see what I was doing, I'd have stopped immediately. Id' never have been able to finish it. It's a huge amount of pressure, and it's taken me forever to be able to call myself an author. I'm a reader, and to me authors are magical creatures.

    Do you ever watch True Blood or The Vampire Diaries to see what all these other vampires are up to?
    No. I'm a huge coward. [Laughs] I'm actually really squeamish.

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    Two Door Cinema Club have unveiled the video for their new single 'Sleep Alone', scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch it.

    The video, which has been directed by French filmmakers AB/CD/CD, who have previously worked with the likes of Kasabian and Lily Allen, features Two Door Cinema Club playing as part of a dream sequence and sees singer Alex Trimble falling from a skyscraper on his bed and being chased by a train on the gliding piece of furniture.

    The band revealed to NME recently that the track itself was inspired by Trimble's troubled, drug-induced dreams, with the singer explaining that he smoked cannabis to help him sleep when he returned from tour, which caused him to have strange dreams.

    "I have a terrible time sleeping when I get off tour," he said. "It's horrible. So I was smoking a little bit every night before I went to bed and it was really influencing what happened when I was asleep."

    He added: "I ended up having these really crazy dreams. I started reading about dreams and got really interested in lucid dreaming when you have full control over your dreams – you realise you're dreaming, but within your dream it also feels like the real world. There's a little of that in the song, but I never achieved it."

    'Sleep Alone' was released formally on July 21 as a digital download and will be out as a 7" single on September 3. The band's new album 'Beacon' will also be released on September 3 – scroll down to watch a video trailer for the album.

    'Beacon' is the follow-up to 2010's 'Tourist History' and was recorded in Los Angeles in April with producer Jacknife Lee (Bloc Party, U2, REM) in his home studio.

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    In a new interview, which sees Jack White being asked questions by Duff McKagan – formerly of Guns N’ Roses - the former White Stripes man reveals that he finds it 'boring' to write songs about himself.

    In Seattle Weekly, White was asked by McKagan about his debut solo album 'Blunderbuss': "A lot of people use different things to help them write lyrics," said McKagan. "Sometimes it's politics, and sometimes it's pain. It's hurt love, relationship pain. Was there a theme here with this record that struck a common chord?"

    White responded: "I always find it kind of boring to write about myself. But whatever happens to you, if you've gone through anything - sort of a literal train wreck in your life, for example - you have to have that inside of you in some way; even if you choose not to write about being involved in a train wreck, it would come out of you no matter what choice you have."

    In the interview, White also explained that 'Blunderbuss' was written and recorded in very different way from his albums with The White Stripes and The Raconteurs, saying that a lot of his riffs and ideas came from 'accidents'.

    He revealed: "These things would not have happened years ago in the studio. I used to really force myself to go in there like, oh, a White Stripes album, or Raconteurs, we got to record this, and we have eight days to do it, and we're going to do it for only $5,000, and have all these limitations to myself."

    He continued: "But now that I have my own studio, I can take advantage of those things right now - actually record something off the fly and come back to it. I never would have done something like that back in the day."

    White and McKagan finished the interview with White thanking McKagan for his role in his musical formation, saying "I listened to so much of your music when I was younger, by the way, and [it was] a really big influence on me. Thank you for all of that, I appreciate it."

    McKagan responded by saying: "Thanks, Jack, man. I dig what you're doing, I really do. This new record's really great and authentic, and I appreciate getting snippets of authentic music here and there. It's kind of rare these days. So thanks."

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    Frank Ocean performs at Lollapalooza this past weekend

    Pyramids



    Made In America / American Wedding



    By Your Side (Sade Cover)



    Thinkin Bout You



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    Bad Religion



    About the song:

    This next song I'm going to play, I guess it's pretty important to me because of some of the things that I have said in the past month, it's kind of taken some freedom from myself, it's taken the fear away and I'm thankful and grateful for that love. I'm grateful for that. It speaks to that situation.




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    #HateTweetstoFrankOcean



    A website by an anonymous handler recently launched over the past month with the URL "Hate Tweets to Frank Ocean" in an effort to combat some of the negative comments that some people have been "at replying" to Ocean through his personal Twitter ever since his open letter to fans. The site encourages readers to reply with a "universal message" while going even further to publicize the person's Twitter screen name who took the time out of their day to mention Ocean in their hateful tweets.

    You can read some of the disturbing comments here.





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    David Guetta has said that he believes Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' album was "very disappointing" and would have been much better if he'd worked on it.

    The 'Titanium' DJ has revealed that he met with Gaga in 2009 to discuss the possibility of collaborating on the 2011 record, but the plan ultimately fell through.

    The producer added that he really regretted not working with Lady Gaga as he believed he could have made 'Born This Way' much better, but he was sure her third album would be a massive improvement.

    He told WENN when asked if he regretted not working with the singer: "Yeah, because I think we could have done something amazing on her last record, 'Born This Way'. And her last record was to me very disappointing. She's an amazing artist, and she deserves to be always looking ahead, like she did with her first album."

    He continued: "But actually I know for a fact - because I know who she's working with now - that the next album is going to be absolutely crazy. He's someone really good, a young kid."

    Earlier this week, Lady Gaga has announced that her third studio album will be titled 'ARTPOP'. The singer is expected to release the album in early 2013 and tweeted the title of her new LP over the weekend via a new tattooon her upper arm.

    Writing about 'ARTPOP', the singer said that the title must all be written in capital letters and described it as an "album/project". She wrote: "Make sure when writing about my new album/project ARTPOP that you CAPITALIZE the title it's all in the details."

    Gaga is currently in the middle of her 'Born This Way' ball world tour, which features 110 dates in all. The tour's European leg will begin again in Sofia, Bulgaria on August 14, before making its way to the UK for a pair of dates at Twickenham on September 8 and 9 and a third show at the Manchester Arena on September 11.

    David Guetta plays the iTunes Festival in a co-headline show with Calvin Harris on September 15.

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