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+ There are speculations that Glee will cover 'Live While We're Young' in episode 8.
The BBC's Sherlock series has won three Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards, including a Best Actor 'Dagger' for Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Sherlock Holmes.
Sherlock was the biggest winner at last night's Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2012, picking up three awards.
Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Sherlock Holmes in the series, was named Best Actor, while Martin Freeman won the award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Holmes's sidekick Dr Watson.
The BBC program, which has won three Baftas to date, was also awarded the 'TV dagger' for best television series.
Sherlock, based on Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes character, was launched by the BBC in 2010. A second series of three 90-minute long programs was broadcast during the 2011-12 Christmas and New Year period. A third series is scheduled to be filmed early next year.
Other winners at the Crime Thriller Awards included Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy, which won the Film award, Danish crime drama The Bridge, which was named best international television series, and Gene Kerrigan, who won in the best thriller book category with The Rage.
For Thursday, October 18, 2012:
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Lebanon is seeking to take legal action against the award-winning American television series Homeland for its portrayal of Beirut as a city riven with terrorists.
In the eagerly awaited second episode of the second season of the CIA thriller, shown on Channel 4, millions of viewers tuned in to watch as the protagonists hunted terrorists through the narrow, dirty and dangerous streets of "Beirut".
But Fady Abboud, Lebanon's minister of tourism, who has spent a small fortune trying to revive the country's reputation as the Paris of the Middle East, expressed outrage at the "serious misrepresentation" of the city.
"We are following the case legally. I raised this at the cabinet meeting and the president asked the minister for justice and the minister of communications to see what can be done," said Mr Abboud.
"I am calling on all young Lebanese adults to do what they need to do; to write blogs, to call the BBC and CNN to try to raise awareness that Beirut is not a city of Kalashnikov and war."
The Homeland episode's title, Beirut is back, appropriates a phrase that has often been used in newspapers in recent years to describe the city's resurgence as a vibrant capital. The New York Times ranks Beirut as a must-see destination and Lonely Planet lists it as one of the 10 greatest comeback cities in the world.
Residents expressed bafflement at the episode's description of modern day "Hamra Street". What in the programme is a shoddy quarter where gunmen leap from cars and harass terrified women is actually a busy commercial centre of top-brand Western clothing chains and boutiques.
In the show, Carrie Mathison, played by Claire Danes, continuously dons the hair-covering hijab, but women in the part of Beirut where the scene is reportedly set are more often seen patrolling the street in skin-tight jeans, bouffant hair and Jimmy Choos. "The Lebanese are intelligent enough to use such a thing to our advantage," said Mr Abboud. "I am calling on youths to splice images of the war-torn Hamra of Homeland with the real street.
"They should display it in Skybar," he added referring to one of Beirut's sophisticated and expensive nightclubs that comes complete with valet to park the Porsches and Jaguars in which the clientele tend to arrive.
To add insult to injury for the Lebanese tourism ministry, Beirut is back is filmed in neighbouring Israel, a country with which Lebanon technically is still at war. A short documentary by Showtime, the channel behind Homeland, on how the episode was made, shows the programme filmed in several locations across Israel, including the city of Haifa.
Tom Fletcher, the British ambassador to Lebanon, who has campaigned for Westerners to reassess their perception of the country told Executive, the Lebanese magazine that broke the story that "Homeland is one of life's joys, but Lebanon tends to get a rough time from filmmakers – I'd encourage people to see the real Beirut."
Showtime did not return a request for comment.
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The blonde beauty shrugs off a mysterious wet patch on her crotch.
Britney Spears attempted to put on a brave face on Thursday afternoon as her ex manager made a series of bombshell claims about her in court.
The 30-year-old looked tense and disheveled as she stepped out in LA with a male companion wearing grimy tracksuit pants and a white T-shirt.
In an apparent effort to cheer herself up, she treated herself to a bunch of roses and a some retail therapy after a workout at her local gym. (Of course, the star recent made a rather more expensive purchase in the form of an $8.5million Los Angeles.)
Spears' outing came as a lawyer for her former manager Sam Lutfi made explosive allegations about the singer in opening statements at Los Angeles Superior Court.
He claimed she was once hooked on prescription drugs, downing up to 30 a day, and was in such a grip of addiction she shaved her head to beat a drugs test.
Lutfi is suing Spears, her mother Lynne and father Jamie for defamation, breach of contract and libel.
'She liked to use amphetamines. Mostly everything that went wrong was because of this drug,' Lutfi's lawyer Joe Schleimer told the jury, alleging that Mr Lutfi was made a scapegoat for the singer's mental breakdown back in 2008.
Schleimer told the jury that Spears had a 'prescription for amphetamines, and overdosed on them' before being put in the involuntary 5150 hold.
Lutfi felt that Spears should not perform at the 2007 MTV Awards as she was still overweight and did not rehearse. However 'Britney wouldn't hear it.'
The star's subsequent lacklustre performance at the ceremony was roundly criticised.
Schleimer added that Lutfi was trying to help the singer but lost control in a series of events that led to her being hospitalised and placed under a court-ordered conservator.
Lutfi is also seeking a share of the singer's fortunes, claiming he had an agreement to serve as her manager in exchange for 15 percent of her earnings.
Schleimer conceded the case would be a complicated one. His opening statements included flashing photos of Spears with a shaved head and striking an SUV with an umbrella back in 2007 during a period of her life which he described as a 'complete shambles.'
He said one of Lutfi's first actions after being hired as manager was having drug-sniffing dogs search the singer's hilltop home.
He claimed Spears favoured amphetamines and that the dogs turned up a substance the Grammy-award winner told Lutfi was probably crystal meth.
But Jurors are unlikely to hear directly from the singer, who remains under a conservatorship overseen by a judge who has ordered her not to appear for trial or a deposition.
Superior Court Judge Susan Bruguera told Schleimer during a break in proceedings that all the accusations he raised during his opening statement should be supported by evidence to be presented at trial.
Schleimer said he would prove them through either 'testimony or documentary evidence.'
Attorneys for Spears' parents and conservators will have their own opportunity to present opening remarks to jurors.
Lutfi and Spears' parents, Jamie and Lynne, were all in court as Schleimer made his opening statements to the panel of eight women and four men; Britney's parents took notes throughout.
Jamie Spears did not look up at the photos of his daughter that Schleimer displayed.
Lutfi is seeking millions of dollars from Spears and her family, claiming her mother's Lynne's 2008 book: Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World, lied about him drugging and isolating the pop superstar.
He is also seeking a portion of the singer's profits, claiming he was a key player in her 2007 album Blackout and had the right to serve as her manager for years.
The case is the culmination of years of acrimony between Lutfi and Spears' family and conservators, who successfully obtained a restraining order against him to keep him from contacting the singer or trying to intervene in her life.
The order has expired, but conservatorship attorneys are seeking repayment for more than $93,000 in legal fees - a judgement Lutfi is appealing.
Lutfi sued back in February 2009, roughly a year after Spears was hospitalised and placed under the conservatorship to take control of her health and finances.
The move by Jamie Spears came after months of erratic behaviour by his daughter, including shaving her head, speaking in a British accent and other bizarre incidents that also led to her losing custody of her two sons with ex-husband Kevin Federline.
Lutfi was a constant presence around Spears during this tumultuous period of her life, her parents accused of him of crushing tablets into her food.
It's also been claimed that Britney was going broke during her time with Lufti.
With no source of income, the star - who was worth $32 million - was spending $700 a month, paying huge legal bills in her custody case with ex-Kevin Federline and renting luxury mansions, one of which she spent just three nights in.
In his court case he maintains that he was trying to help her, though her parents say Lutfi cut her phone line, hid her cellphones and used the paparazzi as 'henchmen.'
He also said that Britney shaved her hair to avoid the courts finding drug residue - which can remain in the strands for months after use.
Schleimer claimed Lutfi befriended the paparazzi so that they would treat Spears with more respect and claims he tried to assemble top talent agents to jumpstart her career.
'Sam was trying to find top notch people to work with Britney,' he told the court.
Lufti is also planning to call Lourdes Torres to testify that Britney is being controlled by her parents via the conservatorship.
'Lulu ended up quitting her job because she was so disturbed by what she saw was happening to Britney…Lulu’s testimony could have significant impact on the jury because she spent a great deal of time with Britney and her parents after the conservatorship was put in place. Lulu isn’t after money, she just wants the truth to come out and it will be shocking,' a source told Radar.
Many of the claims about Lufti were included in court filings used to obtain the conservatorship, but Lynne Spears also included them in her book.
Lutfi is suing for libel based on three chapters in the book that describe him as a 'general' to the paparazzi and portray him as a man trying to manipulate not only the singer, but also her mother.
Although she is still under conservatorship, Spears is now firmly back on track with a role as a judge on X Factor USA.
She is also now preparing to marry long-term love Jason Trawick.
The case continues today.
Josh Dallas, Ginnifer Goodwin, and two each of Lana Parrilla and Jennifer Morrison in photo shoot.
I'm currently hate-watching this right now.
'Two and a Half Men' Soars, 'The Big Bang Theory' & 'Up All Night' Up; 'Person of Interest' 'Grey's Anatomy' & 'Elementary' Down
CBS was the number one network among adults 18-49 and total viewers.
On CBS, The Big Bang Theory earned a 4.7, up 4% from last week's 4.5 adults 18-49 rating. Two and a Half Men scored a 4.0, up 14% from last week’s 3.5 adults 18-49 rating. Person Of Interest garnered a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating, down 7% from a 3.0 for its last original episode. Elementary scored a 2.3 among adults 18-49, down 8% from a 2.5 for its last original episode.
On ABC, Last Resort earned a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating up 6% from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. However, since the football game ended at around 8:30PM PST, this is the show most likely to be inflated by the SF ABC affiliate carrying the football game. Grey's Anatomy notched a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating, down 13% from a 3.8 for its last new episode. Scandal scored a 2.0adults 18-49 rating, even with its last original episode.
On FOX, the MLB Playoffs scored a preliminary 1.4 adults 18-49 rating from 8-11PM, though this will almost certainly be adjusted in the finals.
On NBC 30 Rock garnered a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, matching last week’s performance. Up All Night earned a 1.4, up 27% from last week's 1.1. The Office scored a series-low 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, down 9% from a 2.2 for its last original episode. Parks and Recreation notched a 1.6 among adults 18-49, down 16% from a 1.9 for its last original episode and tying its series low.. Rock Center earned a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating, down 10% from a 1.0 for its last original episode.
On the CW, The Vampire Diaries earned a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, down 25% from last week's 1.6. Beauty And The Beast garnered a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating, down 42% from last week's 1.2.
What did you watch, ontd?
Holly Valance at the launch of Hennessy Gold Cup
Vivica A Fox makes her way into the "Wendy Williams Show"
Brandy on Good Morning America
Ellie Golding and Maggie Q on Extra
Tulisa promotes her clothing line BANK
Emma Roberts at the Vogue Eyewear & CFDA Unveiling of the “Emma” sunglasses (which she was the muse for)
Chasing Maverick premiere
Olsen Twins and Julianne Moore at the WSJ Magazine's 'Innovator Of The Year' Awards at MOMA
Katie Holmes in Soho
Alessandra Ambrosio unveiled the famous $2.5 million “Fantasy Bra” at the Herald Square storefront
Anna Kendrick, Jaime King and Mandy Moore the launch of Rachel Zoe’s “Major Must Haves.”
Rebecca Ferguson in London
Eva Longoria At The Key To The Cure Dinner,
Tyra Banks And Chanel Iman At The Flawsome Ball In New York,
Gwyneth Paltrow, Erin Heatherton, Olivia Munn and Brooklyn Decker attend the God's Love We Deliver 2012 Golden Heart Awards Celebration
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Did former Real Housewife Bethenny Frankel and Andy Cohen, the popular Bravo executive and host of Watch What Happens Live, have a falling out?
Tongues are wagging that they did after the Skinnygirl mogul refused to appear on Cohen's show, nor have him as a guest on her talk show, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
"Bethenny has basically completely snubbed Andy," a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.com. "He has asked her to do his show multiple times over the past year and she has refused because she wants to distance herself from the housewives franchise. Andy is very hurt by Bethenny's actions because he made her a star by badgering Bravo to give her a spin-off which was enormously popular. Once Bethenny formally signed the deal for her own talk show with Telepictures, she kicked Andy to the curb, never to look back. Andy thought Bethenny would always be loyal to him, but he realizes he got used by her."
"He has done so much for her, and not just TV wise. During the launch of Skinnygirl Andy proudly promoted it by featuring it as a prop on his show for over two years! Yes, Bethenny is extremely talented but for her to turn her back on Andy is just disgusting. What goes around comes around, Bethenny is on top of the world right now but that might not last. Andy won't be able to forget how quickly she ditched him once she got her own show."
Bethenny got a test run over the summer on six Fox stations; it was so successful it will get a full national rollout in 2013.
O.J. Simpson held on to the knife he may have used to kill his ex-wife and her friend and is now trying to sell it for a handsome price, an anonymous source told the National Enquirer.
The story, which appears in the tabloid's latest print edition, quotes the source who is "close to Simpson's inner circle" as saying the knife is stashed in the Bahamas.Simpson reportedly wants $5 million for it.
“[O.J. is] looking for a strictly cash deal so that the money can be deposited in offshore accounts and can’t be traced directly to him," the source said, according to the New York Post. "O.J. said he’d reveal the location once a firm deal — for a minimum of $5 million — was reached.”
The Daily Mail reports that an unnamed wealthy memorabilia collector is interested in purchasing the knife.
Hollywood Gossip lists several questions left unanswered in the Enquirer's report, including "How could he possibly have hidden it from police then and held onto it for this long?" and "How is he negotiating that deal from a maximum security prison cell?"
Simpson is currently in prison after being convicted of a 2007 armed robbery in Las Vegas.
Simpson was found not guilty of the murder charges in 1995. A murder weapon was never found.
In a civil trial that followed, a jury held Simpson responsible for the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend, Ronald Goldman. He was ordered to pay the victims' families $33 million in damages.
Back in 1995, the hall of fame football player hatched another apparent money making scheme to make cash off the trial's notoriety. He applied for trademark rights to use his name on a laundry list of products, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Simpson's request could have resulted in the production of trademarked kitchen knives with the name "O. J. Simpson" etched on the handles, according to the St. John's Law review.
Simpson's application was denied.
It's from the National Enquirer, so who knows...
There was no delay, no bleep and cutting away from Tom Hanks this morning on "Good Morning America" as he dropped an F-bomb live on the air ... just seconds before predicting he would.
"GMA" host Elizabeth Vargas asked Hanks to speak in the same accent he does in his new movie, "Cloud Atlas." Hanks said that would be tricky since it's mostly swear words ... and then he proceeded to try ... and cursed anyway!
Hanks apologized profusely, as did Vargas, and Hanks made another (probably) accurate prediction ... that his next appearance on the show will come with a seven second delay.
A rep for ABC tells us the situation was "corrected" for all subsequent feeds of the show.
The brevity and bluntness that distinguishes How To Be A Woman author (a tome chosen, in fact, for our very own book club) and Times of London columnist Caitlin Moran has gotten her into some hot water this week. After tweeting that she would be interviewing Lena Dunham, a random user asked: "Did you address the complete and utter lack of people of colour in girls in your interview? i sure hope so!" Moran's response: "Nope. I literally couldn't give a shit about it." The user then tweeted, "What a surprise. Caitlin Moran loves Lena Dunham. White feminists who ignore the experiences of WOCs have got to stick together guys!!!"
SO, GAHH. Once again, Girls is like the titular character in Powder, running through a lightening storm of All Today's Feminist Things, Racism Things, Classism Things, Brooklyn Things, and Things Things. Can't we at least wait until Season 2 starts in January to start doing this again? Christ on a fucking cracker.
Bitch editor in chief Kjierstin Johnson ultimately passed on the Moran interview, citing personal issues with Moran's subject matter ("jokes about devastating wars in non-Western countries, flippant use of the word ‘tranny,' burlesque is cool/burqas are bad - and confirmed a nonintersectional feminism... I don't want to support"). Dunham Twittergate didn't help any. Interviewer Lorraine Berry ended up running it on Salon, with Moran's expanded explanation.
"I broke my own first rule: Be Polite. But I was frankly offended that this woman thought me and Lena Dunham were somehow conspiring in some undefined racist plot... I'm not going to wank on about the ethnic mix of my friends and, indeed, family, but I found that first tweet presumptuous, rude, and about the worst thing you could accuse anyone of."
She goes on to explain that Dunham felt there was a specificity to being a young black woman in New York that she wasn't able to capture, which we've all heard and discussed at length). by now, and continues:
I wrote ‘How to Be A Woman,' not ‘How to Be ALL Women.' I would never presume to speak for 3.3 billion women. There is no ‘one voice of feminism.' There is no ‘one voice' of anything. If a woman of color was allowed to make show as funny and honest and daring as Dunham's - wandering around slightly overweight, naked, spreckled with acne, and talking about abortion, I'd be pitching a fucking massive feature on that to the Times, too. And I wouldn't ask that writer why there were no white characters in it, just like I didn't ask Dunham why there were no people of color in Girls. I think it's as dumb as asking ABBA, ‘Why aren't one of you black?'"
Look, this subject has been beaten to death, and the Girls camp has cast Donald Glover in Season 2. Still, but no explanation's provided on why, since it is Dunham's show, after all, this could have also been remedied by hiring a young black female staff writer to balance out, umm, say, Lesley Arfin. But that's just my opinion.
Here's the original ONTD article about it
Oh, and if you guys want to watch a show that's funny and honest and daring as Dunham, look no further than "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl."
Who's loving Two Eleven ONTD? It's definitely one of my favorite albums of the year! Brandy visited Wendy Williams while wearing a glam Stella McCartney dress yesterday to chat about her new album. She also opened up the day Whitney Houston passed and her struggles in the music industry as well as the new love in her life. She also played a game called Fav 5 and performs her new single "Wildest Dreams."
The hype surrounding Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city is growing by the day and rightfully so as we approach the release date Monday. Today Pharrell gave his endorsement as he is set to appear on the project's track, "Good Kid." The producing legend noted "[Kendrick Lamar] is this era's Bob Dylan. Masterful story telling. Listen to it, it will elevate you. And just like that music has changed."
Even given his own review of the project, "[Kendrick Lamar] Sick hooks, beats, perspective and zero MSG. Individuality always wins. Goodnight me too's and blendinables. #OTHER"