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    After getting a taste of the Kennedy lifestyle this summer, Taylor Swift apparently feels she could get used to it.

    The Nashville-based singer, 22, who is dating Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s son Conor, 17, has bought a house in Hyannis Port, Mass., across the street from Conor's grandmother Ethel, according to several reports.

    A realtor in Hyannis, Mass., confirmed the purchase to PEOPLE, saying Swift bought the property last week.

    "It's in a beautiful location and right across the street from Conor and the Kennedys," the realtor says. "It's a beautiful home. She got a nice home, paid fair price. The house was on the market for two to four years."

    The realtor said the property – said to be a 13-room home overlooking Nantucket Sound with seven bedrooms and five bathrooms – was originally listed for $14 million but was "way overpriced." Local reports say Swift scooped it up for $4.9 million.

    Swift, who is said to be "swept off her feet" by Conor, has many admirers in the Kennedy clan, with Ethel's daughter Rory calling her "a great friend of all of ours."

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  • 08/13/12--10:01: Catching Fire casts Seeder
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    About the Character:
    A former victor from District 11, Seeder competes in the 75th Annual Hunger Games, also known as the Quarter Quell.

    Maria Howell:
    As an actress, she has appeared in Lifetime’s hit shows, “Army Wives” and “Drop Dead Diva”, the CW’s “Vampire Diaries”, FOX’s “Past Life”, ABC’s Detroit 1-8-7, Tyler Perry’s “Daddy’s Little Girls”, “Meet the Browns” , and “House of Payne”, as well as the acclaimed theatrical release “The Blind Side”, starring Sandra Bullock. She also worked alongside, Mario Van Peebles and Wendy Raquel Robinson in BET’s hit series “The Game”, Queen Latifah’s “Single Ladies” and USA’s hit show “Necessary Roughness”, starring Calli Thorne. She played Jules’ doctor (Cameron Diaz), in “What To Expect When You’re Expecting”, and in the role of “Mrs. Easle” in the ABC Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie “Firelight”, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. She now joins the regular cast of the TV series “Revolution”, airing this fall on NBC. Throughout her career, she has shared the musical stage with legendary artists like Nancy Wilson, George Benson, Ray Charles and Earl Klugh. After a very successful stint in Asia, Maria relocated back to the US and performed weekly at Sambuca Jazz Café for 9 consecutive years...2002 to its closing in December 2010. She and pianist Bill Wilson (son of legendary jazz pianist Teddy Wilson), held the distinction of being the longest running act at the Atlanta location. She has released several CD recordings, with the most recent release titled “Reflections”, a retrospective collection. Maria is not only an actor and singer, but a voiceover artist as well, lending her voice to numerous TV and radio commercials and narrations.


    For the ontders who dont remember any characters except for Katniss and Finnick

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  • 08/13/12--10:08: yeah i luh dem strippaas
  • 2 Chainz F/Nicki Minaj - I Luv Dem Strippers (Music Video Premiere - NSFW)

    2 Chainz premiered the music video for his Nicki Minaj assisted 3rd single "I Luv Dem Strippers" on VEVO last night.


    omyword. Nicki slayyyyyyys. Such a hot song.

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    Frank Ocean has really been on quite a roll: The news of his sexuality was embraced with almost universal acceptance and understanding, his album Channel Orange has put up some big sales figures in its first two weeks, and he laid out what might have been the best performance of this year’s Lollapalooza.

    All that momentum makes today’s news especially disappointing, as Ocean has cancelled a handful of tour dates that included a run of European festivals and a 10-show stint as the opening act for Coldplay. “I feel like an a–hole right now,” Ocean said in a statement about the cancellations. “A tough decision had to be made in regard to my schedule over the next months.”

    Ocean didn’t give any reasons for backing out of the shows, though he did have to end his performance at last weekend’s Oya Festival in Norway early thanks to vocal problems. He has struggled with those in the past, as he also cancelled what would have been his New York solo debut last year and had to back out of a show in Detroit a few days before Lollapalooza for the same reasons.

    So Europe will miss its opportunity to check out Ocean’s exquisite live show, but at least the R&B lovers on the continent can rest assured that they’ll get all the groovy jams they need on R. Kelly’s Love Letter Cruise, right? OH NO.

    Kelly’s cruise, which promised to be the freakiest thing on the seven seas since the Kraken, was supposed to embark on Oct. 1, but according to TMZ, he was never paid for the sea-faring adventure and thus has cancelled the whole thing. “R. Kelly had been looking forward to the cruise and was ready, willing and able to perform for fans,” a Kelly representative told TMZ. “He is sorry for any disappointment but plans to see his fans very soon on a U.S. tour.”

    Though the official website for the Kelly cruise is still up as though it exists, it is no longer taking bookings. Concert Cruises LLC, the company putting on the trip, sent an e-mail to people who had purchased tickets and told them they would be refunded.

    Here’s the thing: You have to assume that Kelly had a whole bunch of nautical-themed songs ready to go (“Seal Talk,” anybody?), so do you think we’ll ever get to hear those wonderful creations? Is it too much to hope for that he’ll at least wear a captain’s hat on his upcoming tour?


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    Dolly Parton has earned dozens of gold and platinum records throughout her career, but her latest marks a special first for the entertainer and for Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores. Dolly's live album/DVD, "An Evening With Dolly," released in April of this year, has become the iconic entertainer's latest disc to sell more than 500,000 copies and the first gold album to be released via Cracker Barrel stores. At a Friday (Aug. 10) morning press conference where the gold-record plaque was unveiled and presented to her, Dolly also fielded questions about her music and other projects she's currently working on. The philanthropic superstar began by revealing that the plaque will be donated to her Chasing Rainbows Museum at Dollywood, which houses memorabilia from throughout her six-decade career.

    On what she's been doing this summer: "I've been taking off this summer to visit with family. Right now I'm just enjoying hanging out with my little nieces and nephews. I have several little-bitty ones now. I don't have kids of my own but I'm a great "Aunt Granny," they call me. Now I've got some that are the great-grandchildren of my mom and dad. They call me "G.G.," which is great grandma. It's fun playing with them and visiting with some brothers and sisters I haven't spent a lot of time with through the years. I love my family and I'm very close to them. There are several people in your family, you're always close to some of 'em. I just mean close physically but ... I meant the other, too. [laughs] But that's true with all families. I have a lot of real country family. A lot of backwards people that ain't gonna get in a car and come see me or come down for Christmas. So if I'm gonna see them, I'm gonna have to go where they are.

    On her next project: I have a book that I've written, "Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You" and all the money from that book is going to my Imagination Library, our literacy program. So, I've spent most of my summer working on the book that's coming out in November. I'm [recording] an audio version of it next week. In our Imagination Library, the steps that we teach through that is to dream more, learn more, care more and do more. I do different chapters on those things and put my own personal spin on my life, I include things that have happened to me and give a little advice or whatever. And the end of the book, it has a lot of fun things ... things people have asked me through the years, things people know me for. It's fun reading, but hopefully it'll be uplifting to people, too.

    On why she's aligned herself with Cracker Barrel: Anything I've got would fit in Cracker Barrel. They're country, I'm country. I'm a good cook, they're good cooks. We cook the same kind of food.

    On her recent tours: I've enjoyed it. We've had a chance to tour all over the world. It's wonderful having all the different audiences. They all respond a little different. Of course, we did our American tour. the fans are great. I love 'em no matter who and where they are. But I have a good time. I don't know when I'll be touring again but I'm sure one of these days I'll get a hankering to head out on the road. I'm a gypsy.

    On upcoming acting projects: "Joyful Noise" didn't do too good, so I ain't had too many calls. [laughs] I enjoyed it, though, it was a big hit with me. I'm sure I will be doing some more things later on. I'd like to do some TV stuff. I'm still writing on my life story as a musical, doing that when I feel like it and taking my time. No pressure.

    On the proposed Nashville theme park: Well, we're working on it. That's kind of in a holding pattern right now.

    On the continuing success of the 1973 hit, "Jolene": "Jolene" has been very popular all of these years, even overseas. That song has probably been recorded more than all my songs, even "I Will Always Love You." Even in Japan, they're singing it [sings] "Jo-rene, Jo-rene." But we don't care what language they sing it in, it's been a good one and I'm very proud of that. It is a love song people can relate to, whether it's men or women. There's always somebody trying to steal your better half or your significant, or insignificant other, whoever that person is.

    On "Hollywood to Dollywood" and her gay fans: The movie is a documentary about these twin boys. They're gay and their parents kind of turned them out and they did come to Dollywood. I did meet them and I allowed them to use some of my songs. They're sweet, sweet, precious boys and the fact that I was an inspiration and someone they kind of leaned on. You never know how God works to help people. We're all God's children no matter what. So, there was a lot of love and understanding and I think they felt that. Being a freak, I know what it's like not being accepted. Not that they were freaks but I was. I just know, through the years, I've had people tell me I should do this or I shouldn't do that. I have a lot of gay fans because they know that I just accept people as they are. That's not my place to judge. I ain't God and I ain't runnin' for office. But I was proud to be part of that. It makes you feel good.


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  • 08/13/12--10:26: The Newsroom promo
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    Port Issue 7 will feature a styled cover interview with Irish actor Cillian Murphy, shot by internationally revered photographer Platon

    In this exclusive film, Cillian Murphy reads God by John Lennon. You can find our exclusive, styled feature interview with Cillian in Port issue 7, out 6 September in the UK.

    Direction and videography Platon
    Lyrics John Lennon
    Read by Cillian Murphy
    Editing Benedict Evans

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    Yeah, good luck with that.

    Producer Avi Lerner revealed that he’s in talks with some of the biggest names in cinema for Expendables 3.

    “We’ve approached Clint Eastwood to be one of the guys, we’ve got a character in mind for him. We’re talking to Harrison Ford. [And we want] Wesley Snipes when he comes back from prison. I’ll give you one more name, we’ve got Nicolas Cage to play [one of the characters].”

    “And we’re going to bring Mickey Rourke back, if he won’t be too crazy. I like Mickey. And of course, all the existing stars [will return]”


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    A popular character from season four of 24 is joining Fox’s new thriller The Mob Doctor.

    Shohreh Aghdashloo — who played Dina Araz on 24 before going on to star in other TV series like ER, FlashForward and House M.D. — will recur as Dr. Jayana Baylor in the new drama that bows Sept. 17. She’ll debut during the fourth week of the show that stars Jordana Spiro as a young surgeon working to pay off her debt to the Chicago Mob.

    Here is Aghdashloo’s official character description: “A legendary cardiothoracic specialist, Dr. Baylor returns from an Oxford sabbatical to Roosevelt Medical Center in order to perform a groundbreaking cardiac autotransplantation. Coming up through a chauvinistic hospital system, Dr. Baylor has learned to walk quietly but carry a big stick. Beautiful and sharp-witted, Baylor is a passionate surgeon who’s allergic to BS. To the novice, this refusal to suffer fools can appear hard-hearted, but to the people who know her, she simply wants to put fairness and her patients first.”


    Hopefully this means she'll be making more appearances on Craigy Ferg. I love when they flirt with each other. And last time she winked at Goffrey! And hopefully this means she'll be playing Coin in The Hunger Games tbh.

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  • 08/13/12--10:47: 'Broken' Trailer

  • The story, based on English author Daniel Clay's novel (which was inspired by Harper Lee's classic "To Kill a Mockingbird"), revolves around a young girl in North London whose life changes after witnessing a violent attack between neighbors. Broken is the directorial debut of British filmmaker Rufus Norris, previously an artistic director and theater director. The screenplay, based on Clay's novel, was written by Mark O'Rowe, of IntermissionBoy A and Perrier's Bounty previously. This first premiered in the Cannes Critics Week this year, but still doesn't have any official UK or US release date yet. Le Pacte is handling French distribution.


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    Sleeper Cell creators Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reiff have closed a deal to write Starz’s live-action adaptation of the 2001 Japanese anime series Noir. This marks Starz’s third stab at getting a script for the project, initially greenlighted to series last June with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Joshua Donen and Bill Hamm executive producing. Original writer Steven Lightfoot was replaced by Sean Jablonski last October. The project was then put on hold but I hear it is a priority for the pay cable network, which has already incurred some production costs, including building sets. Noir follows two female assassins who team up to fight against a secret society. After discovering they’re mysteriously linked, the two, under the Noir moniker, have to work together until they get answers about why and how they are connected — or until one of them kills the other. Voris and Reiff are with UTA.

    In an interview, Starz CEO Chris Albrecht discussed Noir briefly.

    When will viewers get to see some of your new shows, such as Da Vinci’s Demons, Black Sails, Marco Polo and Noir?

    ALBRECHT: Da Vinci’s Demons will be on most likely the second quarter 2013, but nothing is announced yet or set in stone. Black Sails will hopefully be on in very early 2014, potentially in the Spartacus slot, but nothing is set. The scripts for Marco Polo are absolutely, positively fantastic. The challenge of making that show in China has proved to be as formidable as we feared. It’s not like making a movie in China where, once you load up and you leave, you’re gone. We have to be able to come back and capture something that’s going to feel like a major feature film, on a television budget, and do it, hopefully season after season, so we are taking more time than the producers thought. I don’t have any news on when that will air because we are still very much in the planning stage, although we spent plenty of money and invested a lot of time in making all of those plans. We ran into some creative challenges on the script side of Noir, but it is absolutely in our zone. Rob Tapert, Josh Donen and Sam Raimi are terrific executive producers and partners for Starz. We want to do as many things as we can with them. We have a couple of things with them, but Noir is certainly the thing that we all see as a must-figure-out. So, we are still getting the scripts together, but I’m very confident that Noir will be on. I just can’t tell you when.

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    No. Fuck you Sam Raimi. Fuck you Starz. Fuck you Chris. Fuck yo couch. Do not let this project go forward. This sexist bullshit about two women, one of which suddenly gets a husband from out of fucking nowhere exclusively for this live-action show. This homophobic bullshit, removing the lesbian overtones...I cannot rn.

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    August 12, 2012 by

    Superhero Hype reports that comic book legend Joe Kubert passed away today at the age of 85.

    Kubert started at DC in 1943 as an artist for the Hawkman comics. He may be best-known for creating the Viking Prince in the first issue of The Brave and the Bold, and for his work in DC’s military comics like G.I. Combat and Our Army at War, in which he created Enemy Ace and Sgt. Rock. Kubert also became DC’s Director of Publications in the 1960′s & 70′s, for which he brought Tarzan to the company.

    In 1976, Kubert founded The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in Dover, New Jersey. The school made students into great artists, including his two sons Adam and Andy, who have become popular artists in their own right.

    DC was planning to make a new series called Joe Kubert Presents which features stories and artwork by Kubert starting in October. As of press time, no word has been issued whether the series will continue in his memory.


    :( R.I.P.

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    I know it's like 3 seconds total, but Queen Michelle of House Dockery is a miracle of life and Shirley Maclaine is a flapper goddess so I'm happy, w/e w/e.

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    by Max Nicholson
    August 6, 2012

    Last week, IGN was invited to Walt Disney Animation Studios to check out nearly half an hour of footage from their upcoming video game-themed movie Wreck-It Ralph. Additionally, we got to sit down with the film's director Rich Moore and producer Clark Spencer to talk about how the animated feature moved from concept to a fully realized world.

    The story begins in the Fix-It Felix Jr. 8-bit video game -- a riff on Nintendo's Donkey Kong -- where the hero, Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer), and the denizens of the apartment building are celebrating 30 years on the job. Meanwhile, the game's villain, Wreck-It Ralph (John C. Reilly), is having a bit of an existential crisis, and he begins to wonder if there isn't more to life than just wrecking the same building over and over again. That's when Ralph decides to change his ways and travel across the arcade, beat another video game -- Hero's Duty -- and prove that he is just as capable of being a hero. Along the way he meets Vanellope von Schweets (Sarah Silverman), a glitch character who's been ousted from her own game Sugar Rush. Together, the duo sets out to show the arcade what they're really made of.

    Just from the clips we saw at the studio, it's clear that this movie is massive. In fact, Wreck-It Ralph has more unique character models than any previous Disney animated film. Just to put it in perspective, most animated movies have somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 or 50 character designs, but Wreck-It Ralph boasts a staggering 188. What's more, dozens of these models are based on actual characters from actual video games. Especially in locales like Central Station -- the arcade cabinets' master power strip -- we see numerous familiar faces like Q*Bert, Sonic the Hedgehog, Chun-Li and Bowser all interacting in one place.
    Of course, assembling such an expansive cast of cameos was no easy task. But as Moore explained, the prerogative in that regard was to let the story dictate when and where to include these iconic avatars. "When we started, it seemed like if we were going to make a movie about video games that I really, really wanted it to be authentic," he said. "It had to have real characters from real games in it. That was very, very important to me as the filmmaker. So we just kind just of went for it. We didn't begin from a legal standpoint as we were writing the story. It was more like, 'Well, this seems like a great place for Pac-Man to make an appearance. Let's put him in.'"

    The creators also opened up the cameo floor to its creative team. As Spencer noted, "Early on, we put up a board in the building and told people, 'Tell us your favorite video games you played with and who your favorite characters are.' So that gave us a big bed of characters to look at for building the movie and putting them into it."

    But as the film started taking shape, rights issues eventually became a factor. "We went out and met with people in person, which I think is the key," said Spencer. "When people came in for E3, we would actually meet with all of the companies and talk about the movie. From the very beginning we said, 'We want to be authentic to your character. What we would like to do is put in an approval process where you look at our animation and you say that we're being true to the character.'" As the creators noted, most companies were all for it.

    However, it wasn't all fun and games when it came to depicting these classic characters. Moore recalled one particular snag with Nintendo and their character Bowser:
    "We did have kind of a check-in process, where we would show them the footage and say, 'What do you think? Is it good?' At one point, [Nintendo] said, 'Bowser's much bigger than that. He's way bigger than Zangief.' We were like, 'Okay, we'll make him bigger. How's that?' They'd say, 'Yes, that’s good -- but he wouldn’t drink his coffee like that. He wouldn’t make that mouth.' [Laughs] Of course, then people from Sega said, 'Well, Doctor Robotnik is bigger.' [Laughs] They wanted their characters bigger and bigger. We were going to end up with these giants in a room, with Ralph as this little guy... But I think that stuff really helped. I looked back on our original animation before the Nintendo notes, and it was like, 'You know, he does look more like Bowser now.'"
    Above all, though, the main goal for Wreck-It Ralph was to thread together a cohesive narrative. "There was a good year of developing the story, where we didn't even think about video games," said Moore. "It was like, this needs to be a story that's worth telling that people will become invested in... The cameos -- that's the icing. That's the prize. The substance of the story is Ralph's relationship with Vanellope. That's where the heart of the story is. There's so much more under the surface than what people are seeing right now. They're seeing the trailer with fun cameos and characters that they know, but I think they're going to be surprised when they go see this movie, how deep it is and how emotional it is... I think people will walk out thinking, 'I get it. I care about those guys. I've felt the way that they've felt before.'"

    Wreck-It Ralph hits theaters in 3D on November 2.


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  • 08/14/12--11:36: VIBE: Diplo's Cover Story
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    DIPLO SITS IN a studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, tinkering a beat he’s worked on for months. He takes it from 134 beats per minute down to 128. It still doesn’t sound right. “My ears are so fucked to this. Let’s see what it sounds like at 130,” he says to a young producer from Europe assisting him today. The Dutch rapper who introduced them loafs on a couch nearby. “Polska, whatever his name is,” Diplo later tells me, “is like the A$AP Rocky of Holland.”

    The track initially resembled a “house record” but turned into a “trap record” after Diplo slowed it down and added some bass. Complicating matters is that the song features Pharrell. “I’m trying to negotiate what Pharrell wants for the record,” he says. “Pharrell loved the demo, but the demo is so monotone for me. It’s just a mixtape cut [now,] but it can be bigger than that because the hook is so good.”

    Diplo wears a maroon T-shirt, mustard-colored skinny jeans and sleek gray high-top Puma sneakers, looking every bit like the cool-kid DJ he’s been for nearly a decade. But since producing singles for Usher, Chris Brown, Wale, and Beyoncé, he’s evolved into a new role—rap and R&B’s latest hitmaker for hire. It’s a welcome transition for Diplo. Spinning records has brought him the residency in Vegas, the BlackBerry sponsorship and the big-money corporate gigs—“Sometimes I make more money in a weekend than my grandpa made in a year”—but he doesn’t think DJing is a special talent or challenging or… “Being a DJ is pretty bullshit,” he says. “I’m lucky I can produce records, too, because DJs don’t do shit. They just fucking play records. Usher is trained to dance. Justin Bieber had to train 24 hours a day to be a performer. What I do is pretty simple. It’s a good time to be a DJ and make good money, but you definitely can’t have an ego doing this shit because it’s not that cool.”

    Diplo is right about one thing: It is a good time to be a DJ. Electronic dance music festivals are the summer’s hottest tickets, corporate promoters such as Live Nation and AEG Live are buying in, and top DJs like Skrillex, Afrojack and Deadmau5 are the new rock stars. It’s a feeding frenzy that, according to Diplo, will not last. “It’s definitely a bubble,” he says. “But some people are good at what they do. Skrillex is a bonafide superstar.”

    It’s all happening at the right time for Diplo. Genres have become blurred, R&B sounds like house music, rappers are experimenting with different sounds and it’s all pop music. And Diplo’s versatility and curiosity are his greatest strengths as a producer. “The way he approaches his production reminds me of the way he used to make his mixes,” says DJ A-Trak. “He just pieces together unexpected sounds and doesn’t do the obvious things.”

    Back in Brooklyn, Diplo ponders his next move for the Pharrell record. It was initially slated for the upcoming album by Major Lazer—Diplo’s dancehall group with the British DJ Switch—but he’s ready to scrap the song. Besides, he has a full slate. “It used to be hard to convince [artists] that working with me is a good idea or something to even consider,” he says. “Now, a lot of guys are reaching out like, ‘Hey, I want to be a part of your movement, or whatever.”

    DIPLO’S MOVEMENT (OR WHATEVER) is rooted in the deep South. He grew up in a big “rednecky” family that bumped around Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia before settling in Fort Lauderdale. Time moved slowly there, and Diplo, born Thomas Wesley Pentz, let his imagination run wild, often daydreaming of adventures in the Everglades. For kicks, he fished in Alligator Alley with his father.

    By the time he reached high school, Diplo was the weirdo with the graffiti-covered Volkswagen. He attended four high schools, and didn’t have many friends but loved music, everything from rap and bass to metal and hard core. “Tons of new sounds were being kicked around in Florida at that time,” says his friend, fellow Florida native Derek Miller of the band Sleigh Bells. “And it definitely rubbed off on him.”


    Interesting guy. My boo Azealia is also looking so fantastic on this cover. Glad to see that Diplo and Azealia are good friends!

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  • 08/14/12--11:37: Spice Girls Roundup!!!!!
  • Here's all the girls' pics from the reunion last Sunday.

    Original performance post.

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    The Spice Girls backstage rehearsing for the Olympics. Victoria, gorl, those bangs...

    Twitter pics from the girls:
    Victoria, Geri and Emma walking back onstage for the finale. Why the fuck wasn't the finale broadcasted?

    Flawless queen VB getting ready and rehearsing:


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    The girls backstage:



    The girls partying till 8am:





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    Warning: super image heavy.
    Source: Mel B's Twitter, VB's Twitter

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