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- 11/18/12--13:50: _Sobbing....New Tega...
- 11/18/12--14:10: _Brad Bird denies he...
- 11/18/12--14:10: _Foals debut new tra...
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- 11/18/12--14:12: _You say Val Kilmer'...
- 11/18/12--14:20: _UK Charts - Lotus d...
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- 11/18/12--15:47: _Discussion thread f...
- 11/18/12--15:48: _Eliminated Jennel G...
- 11/18/12--15:56: _Kate Middleton Retu...
- 11/18/12--16:14: _Queen Nelly will to...
- 11/18/12--16:15: _Paul McCartney, Kan...
- 11/18/12--16:17: _Ed Sheeran sings Li...
- 11/18/12--16:17: _ American Music Awa...
- 11/18/12--17:21: _Awk-ward.
- 11/18/12--17:21: _Misfits 4.04 Review
- 11/18/12--11:09: WEEKEND BOX OFFICE!
- 11/18/12--11:37: Aretha Would Love To Sing At Obama's Inauguration... Again
- 11/18/12--12:02: Louis Tomlinson takes a break from twitter
- 11/18/12--13:50: Sobbing....New Tegan and Sara Album Details
- 11/18/12--14:10: Brad Bird denies he's directing 'Star Wars 7'
- 11/18/12--14:10: Foals debut new track 'My Number' on 'Later... With Jools Holland'
- 11/18/12--14:20: UK Charts - Lotus debuts at #28, One Direction at #1, twice
- 11/18/12--15:19: Mila Kunis attends Haiti benefit, goes shopping in Rome
- 11/18/12--15:56: Kate Middleton Returns Gifted Kardashian Kollection Clothing
- 11/18/12--16:14: Queen Nelly will tour to support floppy but flawless TSI album
- 11/18/12--16:17: Ed Sheeran sings Little Things
- 11/18/12--16:17: American Music Awards - Red Carpet & Viewing Post
- 11/18/12--17:21: Awk-ward.
- 11/18/12--17:21: Misfits 4.04 Review
Weekend chart from Box Office Mojo
Last weekend's international charts (spoiler: Skyfall was #1 in most countries)
Tomatometer from Rotten Tomatoes
How was your weekend, ONTD?
Q: Will you sing again at the inauguration, as you did in 2009 when you sang “My Country ’Tis of Thee” on that bitter cold day before thousands?
A: I probably will not get a call again. If he called again, I certainly would not say no. I would love to do it again. And I would try doing it in another way so that the weather does not affect my voice.
Q: You’ve been asked before about that famous gray hat with that wide bow fitted with bling. Is it still set to go to the Smithsonian?
A: Yes. We were talking with the Smithsonian, but I found I had to go in the hospital. Everything was put on hold at that point. It’s still under wraps, though and perfectly protected.
Q: How do you protect your voice? It has been designated “a natural resource” by the state of Michigan.
A: I don’t abuse it in any way. . . . Get plenty of good rest. And a singer’s dream, which is hot tea, honey and lemon. Pre-concert.
Q: What are some of your favorite songs?
A: There are too many. . . . Certainly, among them would be “Respect,” “Jump to It,” “Natural Woman,” “Rock Steady” and “Nessun Dorma,” Pavarotti’s signature song.
Q: Who would you like cast as you in your movie? Would you please talk about your biopic?
A: Mr. Hackford and I are fine-tuning the treatment. We have been writing and editing it. . . . We’ve talked about a lot of names. He was interested in Denzel [Washington] playing my dad. I quite agreed with that — though there are other names we are thinking about and kicking around, like Jamie Foxx, who did such a great job in “Ray.” . . . We are thinking of Audra McDonald, who had just won a Tony on Broadway [for “Porgy and Bess”]. The question where Audra is concerned is whether or not Audra can get over into soul, not Broadway. That is a possibility, as well as Jennifer Hudson.
Q: You’ve said before: “Being the Queen is not all about singing, and being a diva is not all about singing. It has much to do with your service to people. And your social contributions to your community.” What social service projects have you worked on recently?
A: Sometimes, it’s revivals. Sometimes, gospel programs at my church. I try to bring in the best artists in the country. . . . There is a buffet. There is just lots of wonderful food. Everything is free. . . . I also give to the food banks in the city. . . . Sometimes, there are things on the news that are very tragic and people need assistance and help, and I donate anonymously.
Q: When you are onstage, what are you thinking about? What do you want to impart to the audience?
A: I’m there to give the best performance I can. The idea is to be as uplifting as possible and as inspiring to people as possible so they are glad they came and they leave with something that helps them throughout their day and on the way.
Q: What do you want people to know about you? Who is Mrs. Franklin beneath the music?
A: Well, I think people already know. I’ve been around long enough for people to know who I am and what my contributions are. They know me as more than just an artist. I think they know me as a woman, as well.
What are your favorite Aretha songs??
Winona Ryder is teaming up with her Beetlejuice director Tim Burton for a video for the The Killers.
The revered moviemaker shot the video at the Tower Ballroom in the English seaside resort town of Blackpool on Thursday.
The video shoot comes just two days after the band was forced to cut short a concert in nearby Manchester after frontman Brandon Flowers lost his voice.
The group also scrapped a second Manchester show on Wednesday. Both concerts have been rescheduled for February.
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson and his girlfriend Eleanor Calder are celebrating their one year anniversary.
US: Jan 29, Europe Feb 11
2. Goodbye, Goodbye
3. I Was A Fool
4. I'm Not Your Hero
5. Drove Me Wild
6. How Come You Don't Want Me
7. I Couldn't Be Your Friend
8. Love They Say
9. Now I'm All Messed Up
10. Shock To Your System
11. Guilty as Charged (Deluxe)
12. I Run Empty (Deluxe)
If you haven't heard the first single, it's amazing:
So excited for my kweens, they are bringing it...
Brad Bird has denied rumours he has been selected to direct the forthcoming Star Wars: Episode VII movie for Disney/Lucasfilm.
Last month (October 31), Disney announced plans to make a new series of Star Wars films after buying Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion (£2.5 billion), with Episode VII supposedly earmarked for release in 2015.
With George Lucas set to serve as "creative consultant" on the new movies but without playing an active role in their development, speculation as to who will helm the new trilogy of movies has been rife with Brad Bird seen as the favourite to take over the director's chair.
However, Bird took to Twitter yesterday (November 17) to tell fans that he will not be directing the latest film in the sci-fi franchise.
“@rsavenell: You are on people's lists as top choice for Star Wars, yet haven't confirmed. Please end this tease!” Not doing Star Wars.
Another follower then tweeted that Bird was slamming Star Wars: Episode VII to which the director replied: "I'm not slamming Star Wars. I'm just doing '1952'! Sheesh!"
Last week, it was announced that Toy Story 3's Michael Arndt has now been officially commissioned to script the first film.
An announcement on the Star Wars website read: "As pre-production of Star Wars: Episode VII begins, Lucasfilm has confirmed that award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay for the new Star Wars film. As revealed in the ongoing video series posted here on StarWars.com, (Lucasfilm president) Kathleen Kennedy and George Lucas have begun story conferences with Arndt."
Arndt is a known Star Wars fan with an impressive CV. He won an Oscar in 2007 for his original screenplay to Little Miss Sunshine and went on to script 2010's Toy Story 3, which earned him another Oscar nomination. He has also co-written The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, due next year (2013).
Foals debuted a brand new track on Later… With Jools Holland last night (November 13).
Performing on the long-running BBC Two showcase, the Oxford band gave a live airing to 'My Number' for the first time. Following the debut of 'Inhaler' last week, it is the second taste of their forthcoming third album 'Holy Fire'. You can hear it below.
Speaking about the song earlier this year, frontman Yannis Phillippakis told NME: "There’s a track called 'My Number' that had a Curtis Mayfield groove which was pretty unashamedly funk, for want of a better word."
We've always been pretty rhythmically preoccupied, but once the four-to-the-floor, hi-hat indie disco stuff's dead and buried with a chain of garlic around its neck, that feels like a really fertile place to go.
'Holy Fire' is due for release in February 2013. Meanwhile, Foals have just announced a string of dates to co-incide with the release:
Sheffield Queens Social Club (November 28)
Leicester Lock 42 (29)
Stoke Sugarmill (30)
Doncaster Leopard (December 2)
Derby The Venue (3)
Gloucester Guildhall (4)
Southampton Cellar (6)
Bournemouth Sixty Million Postcards (7)
Aldershot West End Centre (8)
Brighton Concorde 2 (10)
Tunbridge Wells The Forum (11)
Dublin The Academy (February 28)
Manchester HMV Ritz (March 2)
Liverpool O2 Academy (March 4)
Glasgow O2 ABC (March 5)
Birmingham HMV Institute (March 6)
Norwich UEA (March 8)
Leeds Met Uni (March 9)
Bristol 02 Academy (March 11)
Nottingham Rock City (March 12)
Portsmouth Pyramid (March 13)
Source: Val Kilmer's Twitter
They're called Mercedes and Jack and I totally would with both. And Mercedes looks a lot like Joanne.
One Direction top both the singles & albums chart at #1 with 155,000 sales of the album.
Christina Aguilera debuts at #28, down from Bionic's #1 debut.
It’s a double celebration for Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson this evening as One Direction’s new album, Take Me Home, and new single, Little Things, have both debuted at Number 1 on the Official Charts! However, One Direction have failed to secure the fastest-selling UK album of 2012 from Mumford And Sons, despite promising mid-week sales.
Rod Stewart’s new album of festive classics, Merry Christmas, Baby, is this week’s second highest new entry, making its Official Albums Chart debut at Number 2. The Rolling Stones’ latest Greatest Hits package, GRRR!, is new in at Number 3, while English tenor Alfie Boe enters at Number 6 with his latest album, Storyteller.
iDos!, the second of US punk rockers Green Day’s new trilogy of albums is at Number 10, and Soundgarden are at Number 21 with King Animal, their first new material in 16 years. Christina Aguilera’s seventh studio album, Lotus, is new in at Number 28, while Deftones’ Koi No Yokan debuts at Number 30.
This week’s Official Albums Chart new entries are completed by Steps’ Light Up The World (32), The Weekend’s Trilogy (37) and Foster & Allen’s The Ultimate Collection (38).
Little Things entered at Number 3 in Wednesday’s Official Singles Chart Update, however 1D managed to surge ahead of Bruno Mars’ Locked Out Of Heaven (Number 2) and Little Mix’s DNA (Number 3) to finish the week in pole position. The track, which was written by Ed Sheeran, is only One Direction’s second single to top the Official Singles Chart (the other being their debut release, What Makes You Beautiful, which reached Number 1 in September last year).
The Anglo Irish boyband’s first album, Up All Night, was famously kept off Number 1 last December by Rihanna’s Talk That Talk. Nearly twelve months on, and Take Me Home has not only taken the Official Albums Chart top spot, with a sales tally of 155,000, it has also become the second fastest selling album of 2012 so far behind Mumford & Sons’ Babel, which sold 158,000 during its first week on sale.
Official Singles Chart New Entries And High Climbers
In addition to One Direction’s Little Things (Number 1), Bruno Mars’ Locked Out Of Heaven (2) and Little Mix’s DNA (3), there are four other new entries on this week’s Official Singles Chart.
McFly score their 20th Top 40 hit today with Love Is Easy (10). The track is taken from their new Best Of Collection, Memory Lane, which is out next week. London girl group Stooshe enter at Number 21 with their cover of TLC’s 1995 Top 5 hit, Waterfalls. This week’s new entries are completed by Lana Del Rey’s Ride (32) and Example’s Close Enemies (37).
As well as having written this week’s Number 1 single, Ed Sheeran also takes the title of this week’s highest climber, too. His latest track, Give Me Love, climbs a massive 121 places from Number 139 to Number 18.
Christina Perri’s A Thousand Years is up 56 places from 75 to Number 19, while Gabrielle Aplin’s cover of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s 1984 classic, The Power Of Love, shoots up 31 places to Number 5 after being featured in John Lewis‘ Christmas TV ad campaign.
Top 10 Singles
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Mila Kunis has been out and about in Rome as she attended a charity bash for the hurricane-hit island of Haiti. The 29-year-old actress went into the red carpet event with the director of her latest movie, Third Person.
I love her coat! Have you bought anything good lately ONTD?
She looked elegant in a black gown and had her hair tied up Audrey Hepburn-style as she went in arm-and-arm with Paul Haggis, who carried an umbrella to protect them both from the wet weather.
They have been filming Haggis' latest movie in Rome, with Kunis starring alongside James Franco in one segment of the film.
The Ukrainian-born actress rose to fame on the sitcom That 70s Show, in which she starred alongside her now-boyfriend Ashton Kutcher, as well as providing the voice of Meg Griffin in Family Guy. The couple began dating earlier this year after Kutcher's split with Demi Moore and have recently come out to deny rumours that Kunis is pregnant.
The fundraising dinner for the Haitian Relief Organization came at the end of the 7th International Film Festival and was held in the Italian capital's Cinecetta studios. Other stars attending included Sean Penn, Desiree Colapietro and Mario Bello.
The live streaming started at 5pm ET/2pm PT.
Here are some links from various sites to view the AMA Red Carpet Arrivals. I'm not sure if these links work outside the US or Canada.
(may require registration)
Source: USA Today
On the Red Carpet
The actual show starts at 8pm ET/7pm CT. I'll update this post if someone can provide link(s) to stream the actual show
After Jennel’s shocking elimination from ‘The X Factor’, she vowed that it’s ‘time for me to show the world who I really am.’ Distraught, she admitted she felt Demi turned her into something she wasn’t and audiences didn’t like it.
Jennel Garcia became the latest victim to get the ax from The X Factor, as the judges chose to save Paige Thomas instead of her after a dramatic sing off. Jennel, who has vowed to pursue her dream of becoming a star, says that she now wants to shake off the image that she was given by her mentor Demi Lovato, as she feels she “was letting Demi do what she wanted. “The makeup; the hair; the heels; that wasn’t necessarily me and I was letting Demi do what she wanted, and I was going to listen to her no matter what because she’s my mentor and I trust her.”
Jennel also regrets not pushing Demi more on the song choice of “Proud Mary,” which she believes is the reason why she was went home. “I really put up a fight about singing ‘Proud Mary’ because the other song we were working on was ‘You Oughta Know’ by Alanis Morissette, which is way more me than ‘Proud Mary,’ but everyone disagreed and said ‘Proud Mary’ was the one. Clearly it was not, so I was right. I should’ve stuck up for myself more. I should have given them a piece of my mind, much more than I did, but I didn’t because I wanted to be good and cooperative.”
Well she didn't lie.... I'm going to miss her.
Kate Middleton has reportedly returned clothes she was sent by Kim Kardashian.
The Duchess of Cambridge is said to have rejected the Kardashian Kollection pieces and returned them to suppliers Dorothy Perkins.
According to The Examiner, a source said that Middleton - who often wears high-end high street pieces - would be unlikely to wear any of the items.
"Kate is hardly going to turn up for an event with the Queen in a cheap leopard-print miniskirt or gold sequinned jacket," they said. The source also added that the Duchess had turned down Kardashian's invitation to tea.
Kardashian insiders rejected the claims, saying that the sisters never sent Middleton the designs or planned to meet with her.
"Kim was working the whole time and though she admires Kate, she didn't reach out to her," they told E! Online.
NELLY FURTADO BOOKS JANUARY CANADIAN TOUR
Nelly Furtado will traverse her home country of Canada on a tour that will last throughout most of next January to support her most recent album.
The tour will kick off on January 8 at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, British Columbia, and is scheduled to continue through January 30 with a show at the St. Denis Theatre 1 in Montreal. In between, the pop singer also will visit Vancouver; Calgary, Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta; Ottawa; Toronto and Windsor, Ontario. Dylan Murray and Jessica Tyler will join the tour as special guests.
These dates will support Furtado’s album The Spirit Indestructible, which was released in September of this year. In a statement on her website announcing the tour, the singer explained that before making the record, she had considered retiring from pop music altogether.
“I was seriously considering retiring from my career as a pop musician and pursuing other music-related and creative endeavors,” she said. “Slowly, but surely, I began to record again and eventually found a new freedom within my voice and an overwhelming since of excitement about making pop music.
“That is the excitement you hear on The Spirit Indestructible. Nostalgia is a huge theme. All my old memories suddenly became clear to me, and I found myself re-visiting my past in a fresh and colorful way.
“Overall, I would describe this album as raw and honest– a friendly punch in the face. These tracks combine hard beats with strong, dynamic, sometimes pretty vocals. It’s overall, quite a simple, at times juvenile album that was very liberating to create and gave me immense joy.”
The tour marks the first time Nelly Furtado has toured in Canada since 2007, and the first time she has toured at all since 2010. Her last English-language album was 2006’s Loose. She also released a Spanish-language album, Mi Plan in 2009.
I'm excited. Her label said she will be reaching my country spring next year. Yasss!!! Also, it's good to know she will ignore the fact that her album is a flop and will go on tour anyway. When will Christina.
The show is set for December 12th at New York City's Madison Square Garden, and will also feature performances from Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Roger Waters and Alicia Keys, with more artists to be announced.
The concert will be "a showcase of music royalty," James Dolan, John Sykes and Harvey Weinstein said in a statement. "The response from the entertainment community to help those most affected by Hurricane Sandy has been nothing short of astounding. We expect to announce additional legendary performers in the near future and we are confident that the event will ensure those in need will not be forgotten, and vital aid will be directed to rebuilding our communities along the East Coast."
Information regarding tickets and VIP packages, as well as details on a telecast of the event, will be released in the coming days via the "12-12-12" concert website.
Who's going?! I'm totally attending, just hope the scalpers don't get all the tickets :(
Carly Rae Jepsen
Jordin Sparks & Jason Derulo
Luke Bryan and Caroline Bryan
Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas
Kerry Washington and Elisha Cuthbert
Christina Aguilera and Nicki Minaj
Scotty McKnight and Hayden Panettiere
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Jennifer Aniston's Fiance 'Invites Brad And Angelina To Their Wedding'
BY AMY EVERETT ON NOVEMBER 18, 2012
Justin Theroux has reportedly invited Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to his wedding with Jennifer Aniston. Shouldn't be awkward at all...
The kind actor has allegedly added two unlikely names to the guest list for his upcoming nuptials to Jennifer Aniston - her ex husband Brad Pitt, and the woman he left her for, Angelina Jolie.
We've been waiting for Jennifer to settle down again for years - and with juicy gossip like this, we wish she'd done it sooner! It was rumoured that Jennifer was considering asking her ex-husband Brad and new fiancée Angelina to her highly-anticipated wedding , but who'd have thought it would be Justin's idea?!
"Justin and Jennifer are so happy right now - they don't want any bad feeling in any aspect of their lives by the time they tie the knot," a source revealed to British magazine Grazia.
"Justin knows that Jen and Brad talk occasionally and he likes the actor [the pair have met a few times]. Obviously, this means inviting Angelina too. Jennifer was taken aback, as she really didn't think Justin would want her ex-husband there, but she loves the fact he's so OK about it."
Justin proposed to Jennifer back in August, and the couple are reportedly planning to wed in either Hawaii or Mexico by the end of 2012. We're guessing it won't be low key...
What we wouldn't give to be a fly on the wall on the big day!
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THE ONE WHERE Curtis gets embroiled in a zombie noir, and pays the ultimate price.
VERDICT After three weeks of moaning about how Misfits isn’t what it used to be, Howard Overman and the gang pull off an episode that not only proves there’s still life left in orange boiler suits and superpowers yet (ironically, in an episode featuring the walking dead), but is up there with one of the show’s very best.
Straight man Curtis is a character we never really warmed to (you could probably count the number of times he smiled on one hand, after all) but here he gets a truly memorable send off. Even if you don’t like the moodiest man on Thamesmead, it’s hard not to care about his final moments because Rudy seems so damn cut up about it. We defy anyone not to feel a tinge in the back of their throat as he pleas with Curtis to come back and “manufacture” a happy ending or knock glasses one last time. *sniff*
The story riffs on classic film noir, in particular Double Indemnity, with a voluptuous femme fatale manipulating men into killing for her. It’s elegant, efficient storytelling that also puts a thoroughly modern, Misfits spin on an invincible formula. Unsurprisingly, Lola has a power (the power of extreme method acting, apparently), and is as much of a victim as Curtis and Jake, but more significantly Overman weaves zomboids into the story in a way which makes you wonder how John Huston or Raymond Chandler ever did without.
The scene where Jake comes back from the dead, only to have his head caved in by an over-enthusiastic Finn, is a perfect showcase for Misfits’ deft ability to mesh genres and tones not only in a single episode, but in the space of a few minutes. It’s equal parts scary, tense, tragic, stomach-churningly gory and uproariously funny. The sight of Rudy cowering under the stairs as the blood flies, only to emerge a few seconds later, chuffed to bits with Finn’s handiwork had us in fits.
Individual scenes fizz and flow together in a way they failed to in the first three episodes of the series. There’s only one gag that falls flat (Rudy’s dog-with-wheels-for-legs anecdote) and Jess doesn’t get a whole lot to do except eat cock toast, but otherwise Overman is at the top of his game on scripting duties.
Importantly, he finally finds a comfortable groove for Finn as a character – as part of a double act with Rudy. Their “domestic” troubles are among the highlights of the episode. Whether breaking up, making up, or shitting out a slug… whenever the pair are together we’re reminded just how good Misfits can be.
STAR TURN We’re probably starting to sound like a broken record, but Joe Gilgun is sensational once again as Rudy, so much so that he steals the spotlight from Nathan Stewart-Jarrett in his final moments on the show. Every quirky mannerism, every unexpected line delivery, every moment he’s on screen should be savoured. Top marks for Lucy Gaskell too, who plays up to Lola’s femme fatale qualities deliciously.
HEY, GOOD LOOKIN’ As well as telling a cracking tale, the episode is shot beautifully by director van Tulleken. The gorgeous black and white cinematography, with essential cigarette smoke wafting through the frame, the striking slow motion photography, the change in aspect ratio – all evoke a very specific mood that transcends pastiche. Arguably, it wears its film noir influences on its sleeve a little too clearly, but who cares when it looks this good?
JUST WRONG OF THE WEEK Rudy sticking his penis in Finn’s marmalade. Actually we’re not sure if that’s wrong or actually quite thoughtful.
NITPICK Finn complains about how his, er, Tiger hasn’t “fed” for a while. He got fellatio off his former step mum last week and spent part of the episode before as a sex slave to his ex. How much more does he need?
IT’S WOSSISNAME! Jake is played by Andrew Gower, who Being Human fans will recognise as Cutler from series four. He doesn’t get much to do here, but he still makes an impact.
THE POWER HOUR If Lola got a power while in class, does that mean everyone else in that room is now wandering around in character?
FEATURED MUSIC“Blue Jeans” by Lana Del Ray and “How It Ends” by DeVotchKa both feature this week.
RUDY’S BEST LINE
“Reminds me of my dad’s parrot Bernie. Called my mum a c**t one year and they fell out big time, big row and they cancelled Christmas. Everything. I wet my bed for a year pal.”
BEST LINES BY ANYONE ELSE
Curtis: “There ain’t no happy endings. It’s zombie noir, innit.”