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[Mouth To Ears] VH1 is the go-to source for all divorced women these days. This former wife is really a lesbian but is NOT ready to come out the closet.
She will now be joining her friends on a reality show about their famous ex-husbands. She had the opportunity to be on the first season, but backed out for fear that her skeletons would fall out the closet. When the first season ended without things coming out about her friends, she thought maybe she could actually be on the show without being exposed.
When VH1 brings this show back, let’s see if she is able to keep those skeletons locked in! When the show premieres in the next 6 months and this new ex wife enters the spotlight, let’s see if she SHINES or FRIES.
[Blind Gossip] These two young female stars have each become as well known for their romantic entanglements as they have for their talent. And now they are hatching a plan together!
They have each taken part in PR-generated couplings in the past, and they know that being part of a celebrity couple generates more publicity than dating a “regular person”. So… what if they upped the ante and together dated a couple of famous guys who are “related”?
The teams behind the four young stars are now exchanging phone calls trying to figure out if they can pull this off from both a logistical and contractual perspective. If approved, every time these two couples go out together, expect absolute bedlam among paparazzi and fans… and the internet to explode! If nothing else, it would certainly provide excellent material for all four kids once the contracts expire.
Katy and Ri Ri; Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift (with the 1D boys)
[New York Post] Which social butterfly, forced to stay in when Hurricane Sandy canceled a host of events, realized she can’t stand her other half?
No popular guess
[New York Post] Which newlywed might’ve just pulled her own Liza Minnelli and married a man who friends insist prefers men?
Popular guesses: Jessica Biel, Anne Hathaway, Evan Rachel Wood, Blake Lively...
[Daily Mirror] Which successful model cheated on her husband with a pop star recently? This beauty loved the fact he was a “young one” and wanted to teach him new tricks.
Kate Moss, Lara Stone...and?
[Hollywood Street King] Sibling Role Reversal?
She may only be 26-years-old, but our blind item has long faced big girl problems — becoming a mother at 17, and a divorcee at 21. That’s why – even though she’s younger- she can now lend her life experience to her elder sister.
Five-years is the age difference between our singing mystery lady and her famous pop sister – whose celebrity quickly forced our blind item into the shadows. Though they may not share the same shine in the spotlight, our blind item recently stepped forward to let the bond between the pair of singing siblings be known.
Here’s what our blind item had to say:
“Being a mom was always chill and easy for me. But marriage is a whole ’nother ball game. It was a time when you really, really need your sister. Every time there was drama and I was all the way in Idaho, it was nice to be able to call.
Now it’s kind of a reversal, with her getting married and having a baby after me.”
Did our blind item speak just to keep her and her sister relevant? Of course. Don’t believe me.. Ask Keri Hilson.
Can you guess who I’m talking about?
Solange and Beyonce
[New York Post] Which comic star has dropped so much weight that friends are suggesting he’s gone a little too wild with c*caine?
no popular guess
Mila Kunis insists she acted her way out of poverty: 'I had no shame'
Hollywood siren Mila Kunis says life truly became rich after she acted her way out of poverty and 'proved everybody wrong
Despite being Ashton Kutcher’s new lover and the ‘world’s sexiest woman’, Mila insists she has no ego after doing it the hard way following her family’s switch to LA from Ukraine when she was seven.
‘When you have nothing, everything else is a plus. It doesn’t matter. It’s not like I became wealthy overnight,’ said the star.
‘We weren’t poor in Russia, but when we came to America, we were really poor. I didn’t know we were poor. I didn’t see my dad for the first three years of my life in the States because he had an obscene amount of jobs in order to take care of the family.’ The 29-year-old said it was only when she met a wealthy American for the first time that she realised just how thriftily the Kunis clan were living.
However, she soon took her fortunes into her own hands after bagging a role in That ’70s Show at the age of 14. Faced with a crossroads after an eight-year spell on the series she said made ‘a conscious decision of whether or not I wanted this to be my career. Because this whole time, it was a hobby. It was a very lucrative hobby, but a hobby’.
But at 22 she decided it was time to prove she’s no one-trick pony.
‘I went and read for everyone, every Joe Schmo, every B-horror movie, every A-list director – anything, just to prove to people that I could do it. I had no shame. I had no ego,’ said the Ted actress and voice of Family Guy character Meg.
‘Through that I do believe that you kind of gain a little bit of respect. People are like “Oh, so she could do this”. I didn’t expect anything to happen. I didn’t expect someone to hand me a perfect movie on a silver platter.
‘I was like, I’m going to prove everybody wrong. The way that I did that was I auditioned for everybody. Everybody.’
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New record unseats "The Impossible" as top opener.
MADRID - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 2 set a new high for the biggest 3-day opening week-end ever in Spain, achieving an historical record of €9.2 million (USD $11,784,400) in total box office gross, Alliance Films' Spanish subsidiary Aurum Producciones announced Thursday.
“Spain is arguably per capita the most successful territory for the Twilight saga, which is a tribute to the quality of the films, the faithfulness of the fans but also the work and expertise of our Spanish team,” said Xavier Marchand, President of Worldwide Distribution, Alliance Films.
The announcement comes on the heels of a previous record-breaking weekend marked by Juan Antonio Bayona's The Impossible, which earned 8.97 million euros ($11.5 million) in mid-October.
"The movie-going market in Spain is hot right now thanks to a strong performance by [Spanish animated feature] Tad, The Lost Explorer followed by The Impossible," Rentrak's Spain General Manager David Rodriguez said.
The Twilight franchise has grossed a total of €71,794,410 (USD $91,896,554), in Spain, with New Moon slightly eclipsing the others with €19,982,390.
"This record shows the strength of the Twilight saga in Spain and the skills of our theatrical team, in a very difficult marketplace," Jorge Vazquez, Aurum’s general manager said in a statement.
Aurum will also distribute the next three films of Lionsgate's Hunger Games franchise, as well as Red 2.
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Capitalizing on the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, this week's liveperformance episode of "The X Factor" packed an emotional punch as the contestants were charged with dedicating and then singing songs to people they are most thankful for.
"These performances could get very emotional," Spears cautioned. And boy did they ever. Several contestants broke down in tears during their songs, which at one point also had Spears and fellow judge Demi Lovato grabbing for tissues.
Not in the spirit of the season is the fact that it's double-elimination week and two acts will be sent home Thursday night (November 22).
Here are the highlights from Thankful week:
Diamond White: One-time elimination rescue White sang her heart out with a stripped-down version of Celine Dion's ballad "Because You Loved Me," which she dedicated to her mom, who cried along with Lovato and Spears, who called her "a little angel." "You blew me away," Lovato said. "You are the truth," L.A. Reid added.
Arin Ray: Performed Enrique Iglesias' "Hero," which he dedicated to older brother and "best friend" Aris, who we got to meet via a cute pre-performance exchange. Unfortunately for Arin, his vocals did not impress the judges. Cowell and Reid said the song was a bit too big for him. "I wouldn't have signed you," Lovato was more direct, "I was so bored."
Beatrice Miller: Miller chose to perform Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars" (a familiar jam for "Grey's Anatomy" fans) and dedicated it to her very cute adopted twin sisters. Despite the warm fuzzy from the 10-year-olds surprising Miller by being at the show, Lovato said it seems that too many of her songs sound the same and she should mix it up with some upbeat song choices.
Carly Rose Sonenclar: One of the evening's showstoppers, Sonenclar dedicated her standing ovation-worthy version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" to her brother, which had judge Simon Cowell proclaiming Sonenclar's take to be one of the "best versions of it I ever heard."
Demi's Young Adults
CeCe Frey: Frey might win the award for biggest tearjerker of the night, due in part to the very emotional song dedication of Bette Midler's "Wind Beneath My Wings" to her sister who suffered from cerebral palsy and died at age 7 on Christmas Eve. Frey cried throughout and had everyone feeling for her at the end. "It's really hard to critique someone when they're pouring their heart out like that," Spears said.
Paige Thomas: Took a chance in singing one of Spears' songs, "Everytime," but had some trouble getting through it without shedding a few tears. Despite the fact that her coach Lovato cited problems with pitch, Spears was gracious about the performance and called it "really beautiful."
L.A. Reid's Over 25's
Tate Stevens: In dedicating Lonestar's "I'm Already There" to his father, Stevens wasn't able to finish his heartfelt performance without getting choked up at the end, which didn't win Lovato's support but moved Cowell enough to counter that there's "not a cat in hell's chance" the country crooner will be eliminated this week.
Vino Allen: In dedicating his impassioned version of "God Bless the USA" to the troops, Allen received an enthusiastic standing ovation from the audience for his performance and his patriotism. "We could be seeing you at #1 tomorrow," said Cowell.
Emblem3: Breaking away from the mold here, the trio dedicated their performance OneRepublic's "Secrets" to their "spiritual leaders." The arrangement allowed the three guys to showcase their individual voices and as indicated by the female screams for Keaton's solo, showed he might be the current audience favorite. Spears called their version of "a nice change of pace" but had Reid feeling the blahs, who said it "lacked emotion."
Fifth Harmony: The quintet dedicated their performance to God and sang the Pretenders classic "I'll Stand By You." The judges praised the fact that "their harmonies are always on" but also that all five girls were able to be showcased and that the performance had "so much emotion."
What was your favorite performance from Wednesday night's episode? Leave your comment below!
In lieu of a new episode tomorrow, Days will be airing a very special flashback episode from June 24, 1997: Susan Banks' (EJ DiMera's mummy) Elvis-inspired wedding, the one where her false teeth fly out of her mouth and land in a wine glass. She's finally exposed as impersonating Kristen DiMera. This is also the one with the 'secret room.' Kristen DiMera (Eileen Davidson) was recently reintroduced to the soap after departing 14 years ago. Aside from Wilson (Will and Sonny's gay love affair), Eileen Davidson has single-handily saved the show. This past Monday, after a month of trying to convince everyone that she's a new woman (John and Brady now believe her), the 'real' Kristen DiMera returned when she got Marlena alone in a hospital room with no witnesses (below).
NBC'S LONGEST-RUNNING DRAMA 'DAYS OF OUR LIVES' TO BROADCAST A MEMORABLE CLASSIC EPISODE FROM 1997 ON THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING (NOVEMBER 23)
November 16, 2012 5:29 PM
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - November 16, 2012 - NBC will broadcast one of the most scandalous, memorable and joyous episodes from the classic archives of its daytime drama "Days of our Lives," on Friday, November 23. On the heels of Eileen Davidson's return as longtime fan favorite Kristen DiMera, this episode takes viewers back to one of the villainess' most memorable "Days" episodes to date.
The episode -- originally telecast on June 24, 1997 -- involves John's (Drake Hogestyn) wedding to a Kristen impostor. Meanwhile, Marlena (Deidre Hall) and the real Kristen (Eileen Davidson) are still unconscious in a secret room where evil mastermind Stefano (Joe Mascolo) is holding them captive. Elsewhere, Hope (Kristian Alfonso) tries to adjust to the idea that Bo (Peter Reckell) and Billie (Krista Allen) are married while Bo's life is threatened after his cover is blown during an investigation gone wrong.
"This admired series has continued to keep a loyal and dedicated audience since 1965, and to be able to share this memorable episode with devoted fans of the show, as well as new viewers, will definitely be a fun treat," said Bruce Evans, Senior Vice President, Current Programming, NBC Entertainment.
"Days of our Lives" (Monday-Friday, 1-2 p.m. ET in most markets) first premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour 10 years later. Today, it remains a consistent favorite among viewers of daytime television serials and continues to lead the competition among younger female viewers.
About "Days of our Lives":
"Days of our Lives" is produced by Corday Productions Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ken Corday is executive producer and Greg Meng is co-executive producer along with Lisa De Cazotte as producer. Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell are the head writers.
Its the 22nd of November people, that means it’s ‘deadly day’ for One Direction.
Louis Tomlinson once admitted that he, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik allow themselves a day off from being serious and hard working and very, very professional and on the 22nd of each month they have carte blanche to act crazy, silly and a little bit weird.
“We did originally make it that the 22nd of every month is just one day where it’s kind of more acceptable for us to be stupid and we just kind of run away from everyone really.”
“We climbed onto the roof of a building the other day. There were about 10 people at the bottom telling us to come down. We’re young lads. It’s good to feel alive.”
The lads are in Germany today, having travelled from London yesterday to attend the annual BAMBI Awards.
They seem to be keeping a fairly low profile on social media though and Niall tweeted yesterday to thank his fans for getting them to the top of the charts in 32 countries saying:
“Thank you all soo much for ur support! Means soo much! We can’t believe this is all happening to us, just normal guys from small places”
Zayn and Niall greeting fans
Red Carpet Interview
Organizers say American R&B star Chris Brown has canceled a stadium concert in Guyana after local protests over his 2009 beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna.
Brown was billed to headline a Dec. 26 show. But he drew the ire of women's rights groups and opposition lawmakers who said Brown would not be welcome in Guyana three years after his assault of Barbadian superstar Rihanna.
Concert promoter Hits & Jams Entertainment said Thursday that Brown backed out, citing discomfort with the protests.
In 2009, Brown hit, choked and bit Rihanna during an argument in Los Angeles. He later pleaded guilty to assault.
Since then, Brown has worked to repair his image, undergoing violence counseling and putting out a new album. He has a duet with Rihanna on her recently released record.
*A widespread report claims Chris Brown has canceled a concert in Guyana because of local protests concerning his 2009 violence against then-girlfriend Rihanna.
Brown was allegedly slated to headline a December 26 stadium show before he was supposedly forced to withdraw amid complaints from women’s rights groups and lawmakers, according to the Associated Press.
The report cites a Thursday announcement from event organizers.
But Gossip Cop has learned this version of events is NOT true.
Brown was NEVER confirmed to do the concert in question.
A source close to the R&B star tells Gossip Cop the promoter is “being untruthful” about Brown’s commitment, and that his participation in the show had not been finalized.
As tensions continue to build following this month's court decision denying Halle Berry the right to relocate her daughter to France, the situation came to a head Thursday morning at the actress's California home.
A physical altercation occurred between Berry's ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry and fiancé Olivier Martinez as Aubry was dropping 4½-year-old Nahla off at her mother's home to celebrate Thanksgiving, TMZ reports.
According to the site, Martinez, 46, approached Aubry, 36, to speak with him and the two began to brawl. Both men were hurt – Martinez may have a broken hand and neck injuries, while Aubry suffered a broken rib, contusions to the face and a possible head injury – and are being treated at the hospital.
Aubry was reportedly place under citizen's arrest for battery and is required to stay 100 yards away from Berry, Martinez and Nahla as the result of an emergency protective order, TMZ reports.
Gabriel Aubry was arrested Thanksgiving morning after a melee at Halle Berry's house, which sent both Gabriel and Halle's fiance Olivier Martinez to the hospital ... TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Gabriel showed up at Halle's doorstep with Nahla for a custodial hand-off. We're told Gabriel was inside the house when Olivier walked up to him and said, "We have to move on."
According to witnesses, Gabriel then pushed Olivier and threw a punch at his face, but Olivier blocked it and the punch struck him in the shoulder instead. We're told Gabriel then pushed Olivier to the ground, and Olivier cold-cocked him in the face, and a struggle ensued, ending with Olivier pinning Gabriel to the ground.
In the struggle, Gabriel suffered a broken rib, contusions on his face, and possibly a more serious head injury. Olivier may have broken his hand and suffered neck injuries as well. There are conflicting accounts as to whether Gabriel was rendered unconscious in the fight.
Police were called and Olivier made a citizen's arrest for battery against Gabriel. Gabriel was escorted to the ER and, ironically, Olivier went to the same ER an hour later. The two were just down the hall from each other.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... a judge has issued an emergency protective order, which requires Gabriel to stay 100 yards awayfromHalle, Olivier,and Nahla.
And finally, there's this ... specifics about the argument between Gabrieland Olivier are sketchy because they were trash talking each other in French.
The Wanted had to be up early on Thursday morning. The British band was part of an American tradition when they hit the streets of New York City for the Macy’s Day Parade. Riding the streets of the Big Apple, the band waved and waved for blocks as they greeting fans on the national holiday. While that might be a big enough job, Max George, Nathan Sykes, Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness and Siva Kaneswaran stopped in front of the Macy’s Department store to perform I Found You.
As the float was full of youngsters, after the ride was over, the band shared a photo with fans of the entire cast on the ride. It appeared all the kids were happy to be part of the journey as everyone was smiling.
“Amazing time at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! Cheers to all our little helpers!” tweeted The Wanted from their official Twitter account on Thursday. If the band was happy, consider the fans excitement. Getting up to watch a very popular band before lunch for free is a treat indeed.
Take a look at the video clip of the Wanted performing in the Macy’s Day Parade.
Interview with Al Roker
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The day after winning the Golden Goggles Award for Male Athlete of the Year, Michael Phelps experienced a much less exciting activity -- jury duty. He reported to Baltimore for his civic duty on Thursday.
The 22-time Olympic medalist reportedly did not go unnoticed. Fellow prospective jurors and courtroom staff were impressed by the long time Maryland native. They asked him to pose for pictures. Even police were pulling out their cell phones to catch a moment with him, though phones are supposed to be off in courtrooms. He was taken to a more private room, much as he did on the pool deck before races, Phelps listened to headphones while waiting around. He never did get called.
A court spokeswoman pointed out that celebrities are not exempt from jury duty. While it's a nice idea that everyone should serve the judicial system, it's also not the best idea to keep the wheels of justice turning. If Phelps had been put on a jury, could you imagine the fuss? It's not like he could hide his 6-foot-4 frame in the back of courtroom. If the attorneys and judge and defendants spend more time paying attention to Phelps than the case, somebody's rights will end up trampled. Or swam over.
We have all, hopefully, experienced the satisfaction of a job well done, received positive feedback, and moved on with a sense of wanting to outdo ourselves at the next at-bat.
Now imagine you’re Michael Jackson and your last job well done was “Thriller.”
Thursday night (Nov. 22), on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of “Bad,” ABC is airing “BAD 25,” a dynamite new documentary that chronicles the making of Jackson’s follow-up to the best-selling album of all time.
History may justifiably shine the brighter light on “Thriller,” but “Bad” hardly performed shabbily, spawning five consecutive number one singles -- a record recently tied by Katy Perry -- on its way to selling over 40 million copies.
(Fortunately, Jackson didn’t listen to his lawyer -- and now estate co-executor -- John Branca and make an album of covers.)
Spike Lee directs the film in straightforward oral history fashion, interviewing all of the major players in the studios, on the video sets, and on the subsequent world tour for the album (which included the only solo North American tour Jackson would ever perform), as well as famous fans including Mariah Carey, Questlove, and Kanye West. But within that traditional framework, Lee has crafted something that is not only illuminating, but funny and poignant.
While one confidant claims that Jackson would write the figure of 100,000,000 -- as in copies sold -- on his mirrors, the film focuses less on the album’s commercial aspirations than its creative inspirations and that of its videos, which Jackson insisted on calling “short films.”
It’s a kick to see a younger Martin Scorsese directing Jackson (and pre-fame costar Wesley Snipes) on the video for the title track and to hear novelist-screenwriter Richard Price recall that Jackson had hoped the video would illustrate that he had street cred. “So he goes to the Italian asthmatic, he goes to the Jewish asthmatic, and we’re going to make Michael a homey,” recalls Price, the Jewish asthmatic in that equation, with a chuckle.
Also popping up in both present-day interviews and archival footage (rocking a sky-high perm) is a contemplative and articulate Sheryl Crow, one of Jackson’s backup singers on the “Bad” tour, who marvels that when he performed, “the molecules changed in the room.”
Equally informative are conversations with Jackson’s various choreographic collaborators, who reveal Jackson’s famously fluid moves had roots in everything from “Soul Train” to vintage Fred Astaire films like “The Band Wagon.”
For Jackson music nerds, the meatiest stuff comes in discussions with his arrangers, engineers, songwriters, and musicians who break down Jackson’s songwriting, their own contributions, and the recording process -- from the horns on the title track to the gospel choir on “Man in the Mirror.”
You see the joy radiate off keyboardist Greg Phillinganes as he rhapsodizes about the various components of songs like “Leave Me Alone,” and as he bounces around onstage. And you can feel singer-songwriter Siedah Garrett’s chills as she reminisces about the moment she realized Jackson would be singing her and Glen Ballard’s co-penned “Man in the Mirror,” or that she would be recording a duet with Jackson on “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You.”
Kanye West may get off the best line in the film, however, when he voices the question about “Smooth Criminal” that no doubt many have asked over the years: “I never quite understood who Annie was. And why did it matter if she was OK or not?”
The Jackson estate has also released a three-disc anniversary set containing the remastered album, a disc of rarities from the period, and a DVD of a live London concert performance from the “Bad” world tour in 1988. Lee borrows several songs from that show for his film, and they serve as a jubilant reminder of Jackson’s kinetic gifts as a performer.
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Source - BostonGlobe.com
Michael Jackson's Duet Partner Siedah Garrett Reminisces On 'Bad'
There's a moment in Spike Lee's new Michael Jackson documentary "BAD 25" that Siedah Garrett -- co-writer of "Man in the Mirror" and the late Jackson's duet partner on "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" -- particularly favors.
"When Michael said he wanted to record 'Man in the Mirror,' the demo was in a key that was comfortable for me and one step too high for Michael," Garrett tells Billboard. "So he wanted me to re-sing the demo in the new key, and when I went into the studio to do it in the new key Michael followed me with a video camera. I said, 'What are you doing?' He said, 'I want to record you performing the song… because I want to sing it like you.' And I'm like, 'Great, Mike; all my friends are really gonna believe me when I tell them, 'Oh, Michael Jackson wanted to sound like me!' And I'm cracking up and he's cracking up, but he's still recording. And it's in ('BAD 25'). I never thought I would see it because it's Michael's personal footage. It's amazing."
Adding to the amazement: "You can see a little bit of him in a reflection in the mirror in the studio. You can see him videotaping me singing the song in the new key, and it's like HE'S the man in the mirror."
"BAD 25," which airs at 9:30 p.m. (EST) Thanksgiving Day on ABC and is also for sale on DVD and Blu-ray, includes many such behind-the-scenes moments in the making of the 1987 album, which ranks as the fifth best-selling album all-time with estimates of up to 45 million copies sold worldwide. It's also the first album to unleash five consecutive No. 1 singles, including "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" and "Man in the Mirror."
It's notable that "Bad" got a documentary for its silver anniversary while its predecessor, the more impactful "Thriller," did not, but Garrett has her own theory about why "Bad" resonates so significantly right now.
"'BAD 25' is such a stellar marker in time because [Jackson] was still alive when 'Thriller' was 25 years old," Garrett notes. "He was still alive and getting ready to tour, so there was a different kind of vibe going on. I think the fact he's passed now is what makes 'Bad' more special. I did notice that when he passed away, all the news footage and all the specials about his life, it wasn't 'Michael Jackson The Thriller' or 'Michael Jackson Beat It;' it was 'Michael Jackson Man In the Mirror.' That just spoke volumes to me."
"I Just Can't Stop Loving You," meanwhile, had its own behind-the-scenes drama that "BAD 25" captures. Jackson and producer Quincy Jones originally considered big-name partners such as Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and others. Unable to snag one, they chose Garrett, then working as one of Jones' staff songwriters. But they neglected to mention it to her until it was time to record the song.
"Quincy called me back and I thought we were still finishing 'Man in the Mirror,' 'cause we had been working on that a few days earlier and I knew we hadn't finished it," Garrett remembers. "There was another song being played, so I thought maybe they were running behind. I just made myself comfortable sitting behind Quincy and knitting, and then he says over his shoulder, 'Do you think this song?' I'm like, 'Yeah, yeah.' Then he said, 'Can you sing it?' 'Yeah.' He said, 'Go in there and sing it. Michael, go in there,' and as we're walking through the door it hit me I was gonna sing this song with Michael," who, Garrett adds, spent the whole take throwing popcorn at her while she was singing her parts.
Garrett has recently released a tribute song called "Keep on Loving You" that she calls "an answer to our duet. I never got to express to him how much what he did for me -- introducing me to the world as a singer and a songwriter -- meant to me. So I wrote it down in a song, just my sentiments about how I was feeling the day I met him and how surprised I was to find out he was as cool as he was. It's just a love song, a basic love song."
Source - Billboard.com
Author of 'Man in the Music' & University of Rochester Instructor Joe Vogel Talks 'BAD 25'
If you're a Michael Jackson fan, or a music buff in general, then University of Rochester instructor Joe Vogel's book on the King of Pop -- entitled "Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson" -- is a must-have!
Vogel (a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and PopMatters) began work on his impeccably detailed book in 2005, determined to "recover [Jackson's] artistry" in the face of "endless tabloid coverage on sensationalistic topics." He spent years analyzing the singer's massive catalog, as well as extensively interviewing Jackson's collaborators and studio engineers for the origins of each and every song.
Truly one of the very few books of its kind, "Man in the Music" explores what made Michael Jackson a great artist in the first place.
Director Spike Lee quickly became a fan of Vogel's work and asked the author to appear in his critically acclaimed documentary "BAD 25," which explores the making-of and inspirations behind Jackson's 1987 album "Bad."
Hear Vogel's insights into the creative mind of the King of Pop when "BAD 25" airs tonight (Nov. 22) on ABC at 9:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. CT.
Source - 13Wham News / ABC
When / Where to Watch Spike Lee's MJ Documentary, "BAD 25"
U.S.A. --Tonight, November 22nd, 2012 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on ABC
CANADA -- Tonight, November 22nd, 2012 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two
AUSTRALIA -- November 29th, 2012 at 10:30 p.m. on GO!
U.K. -- December 1st, 2012 at 9:30 p.m. on BBC2
Note that the television broadcast of "BAD 25" will be edited for time (90 mins. with commercials VS. the 132 min. long theatrical release). Watch the full documentary -- plus an extra hour of footage with the Director's Cut -- when "BAD 25" is released on DVD and Blu-ray in February 2013.
Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain De Caesteckerhave boarded the Marvel TV adaptation, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
The project from ABC Studios is based on Marvel Comics' secret intelligence organization that has appeared in countless titles including Iron Man, Captain America and The Ultimates since being introduced in the 1960s. The military law-enforcement agency's moniker stands for Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistic Directorate, which also has evolved over time in the comics.
Henstridge will play science whiz Agent Gemma Simmons, while De Caestecker will play Agent Leo Fitz, a technology guru. The duo spend all their time together -- mostly bickering -- and are masters of their respective fields at a remarkably young age.
Henstridge and De Caestecker join the previously cast Ming-Na, who will play top-notch pilot and weapons expert Agent Melinda May, and Clark Gregg, who reprises his role from The Avengers as Agent Phil Coulson.
Whedon is on board to co-pen the pilot alongside his brother Jed Whedon and Jed's wife Maurissa Tancharoen; the trio previously teamed on the three-part web series Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Avengers and Buffy the Vampire Slayer mastermind Whedon will direct the pilot if his schedule permits.
Henstridge's credits include Hollyoaks and the J.J. Abrams and Mark Schwahn'sShelter pilot at The CW. She's repped by UTA and Evolution.De Caestecker previously was the lead on a pair of BBC series: BAFTA winner The Fadesand Young James Herriot, which earned him a best actor nomination at this weekend's Scottish BAFTA Awards. He next appears in the feature In Fear, with Alice Englert. He's repped by WME, Anonymous Content and Hamilton Hodell.
The Hollywood Reporter
LOVED Iain on The Fades, so happy he's getting more work!
Bradley Cooper: Ryan Gosling and I have sexy contests
BRADLEY Cooper has joked that he and Ryan Gosling had "Sexiest Man Alive matches" at lunch when they worked together.
Cooper received the title from People magazine in 2011, but at the time many people thought it should have gone to Gosling. Women the world over made their feelings known, with the Hangover star in no doubt he was deemed a suspect choice.
The two hunks appear together in The Place Beyond the Pines, where Bradley has teased they took their constant comparison into their own hands.
“It was treacherous,” he told more! magazine, when asked what working with Ryan was like. “We had Sexiest Man Alive matches every lunchtime. Who walked most sexily, who ate lunch most sexily, who opened doors most sexily. He won every time.”
Bradley initially thought it was a joke when he heard he been dubbed the Sexiest Man Alive. He thought about turning down the honour as he knew people wouldn’t agree with the decision, but eventually went with it.
“Every time somebody mentions it to me, I record them and play the conversation back when I get up in the morning just to remind myself,” he deadpanned.
“No, I don’t really think about it much because it’s nothing to do with me, it’s just a thing that [was] here one minute, gone the next. And it’s not like I walk down the street and people yell at me, ‘Here comes [2011’s] Sexiest Man Alive!’”
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Kanye joined in as they supported host Khloe.
She has been hosting the X Factor USA live shows for three weeks now.
But since she began her very first stint on the reality TV contest, surprisingly her famous family have been noticeably absent in the audience.
That is until now.
Nearly the entire Kardashian clan came out in full force on Wednesday night to watch the statuesque 28-year-old take the stage with co-host Mario Lopez.
Sisters Kim, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, mother Kris, step-father Bruce and even Kim's boyfriend Kanye appeared at the show to support Khloe. Kim was seen arriving at the Los Angeles studios in typical Kim fashion.
And once again the Keeping Up With The Kardashian star wore her favourite leather.
But after a succession of bad outfits, this time she got it right, her curves looking sensational in a scarlet red pencil skirt paired with a black low-cut and sheer blouse.
The raven-haired star accessorised the outfit with black stilettos and carried her favourite little Chanel clutch bag.
Kim was flanked by her boyfriend Kanye and younger sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner as she entered the building.
Meanwhile, super tall Kendall opted for a pair of shorts with tights worn underneath and a black blouse.
She boosted her already statuesque height with copper heels and like her big sister wore her famous brunette locks out in a straight style.
Kylie also opted for leather in the form of trousers teamed with an oversized black T-shirt.
Meanwhile Kanye, who could barely raise a smile, was dressed in his obligatory head-to-toe black, albeit a pair of white high-top sneakers.
Before they headed into the studios, Kendall helped her sister Kim, who appeared to be suffering from a wardrobe malfunction.
The 17-year-old bent down to do up Kim's skirt which appeared to have come undone.
Throughout the evening the clan could not help but excitedly tweet their way through the show, posting endless updates and photographs.
Kim posted a snap of herself and her two younger sisters Kendall and Kylie sitting in the audience.
'XFactor were in the building!!!! @kyliejenner @kendalljenner,' she captioned the picture.
The reality TV star also posted a photo of her sister Khloe onstage, proudly writing: 'Khloe looks stunning tonight on X Factor! So proud of you @khloekardashian!!! You were born to do this!'
Just before she went onstage, Khloe posted her very first Keek video of herself backstage.
Dressed in a fitted white mini dress and her hair coiffed to perfection, she said in the short clip: 'Ooh this is my first keek or keegle as I like to call it. I am backstage at the X Factor and I am about to go on!'
The family's show of support comes as Khloe had a little bit of a scare earlier this week.
A letter containing a suspicious white powder and addressed to Khloe was intercepted at the CBS studios where The X Factor is filmed in Hollywood on Tuesday.
Sources told TMZ that the letter arrived to the studio in the morning 'and the FBI soon arrived to inspect the mystery substance.'
According to the entertainment website, the substance was found to be harmless.
A letter was also included; the contents of which have not been divulged.
Two letters were sent to Bristol Palin at the same studio, and just as in this case the white substance turned out to be harmless talcum powder.
The X Factor and Fox declined to comment.
But a source told E! News: 'Khloé is fine. 'The studio has hired extra security. Khloé is heading to rehearsals right now. She is not worried.'
She revealed that Lamar, 33, watches her stints in front of the camera via YouTube whenever the NBA star is on the road.
The youngest Kardashian told People magazine that he lovingly mocks her voice in the videos but that he also made a reference to Boob-gate.
'The only tip he gave me was don't show your nipples anymore,' Kardashian joked to the magazine.
'He said: "Please do not have your [breasts] out." I said, "Oh, good tip."'
As the sun starts to set on the Twilight movie franchise, the fans who are walking down the aisle of their local cinema to see Breaking Dawn Part 2 can continue to relive the romance of Bella and Edward’s walk down the aisle from last year’s fourth installment of the vampiric love story thanks to Tonner Doll Company.
Wedding watchers and Twihards alike can currently pre-order the Forever Bella bride doll, which is a faithful 16″ depiction of Stephenie Meyer’s beloved character on the day she said “I do,” complete with a white satin wedding dress embellished with lace appliques and faux pearl buttons. The beauty of the vintage-style vision is enhanced by a white tulle veil and jeweled hair ornament which clings to the doll’s brown Saran tresses; a dainty bouquet; white satin shoes to carry her to her groom; her engagement ring and a painted wedding band.
Forever Edward is a 17″ portrait of Robert Pattinson as Bella’s supernatural soul mate, dressed in a black tuxedo smartly accented by a white boutonniere, pocket square, vest and bow tie. Like his bride, Edward is also wearing a painted wedding band.
The latest in a line of Tonner Doll Company’s Twilight Saga Collection, Forever Bella and Forever Edward will have multiple points of articulation and hand-painted facial detailing.
“I’m a huge fan of ‘The Twilight Saga’ films, and I read all of the books in the series, too. I wound up completely immersed in their world, and it made creating each doll that much more fun,” says Tonner. “It will really be kind of sad to say goodbye to this collection, but it will be a grand farewell and a proper send off.”
Forever Bella sells for $199.99 and Forever Edward is priced at $189.99
Young Sherlock Holmes is to be remade by Paramount Pictures.
Wanted 2 writer Evan Spiliotopoulos is in talks with the studio to pen a screenplay for the project, The Wrap reports.
Released in 1985, the original Young Sherlock Holmes followed teenage versions of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, who meet while at boarding school together and stumble upon a series of murders.
Barry Levinson directed the movie, with Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall serving as executive producers. Chris Columbus, who has a writing credit on the original film, will act as a producer on the remake.
Meanwhile, Jude Law recently confirmed that a script is in development for a third entry in Warner Bros' Robert Downey Jr-fronted Sherlock Holmes movie series.
The Young Sherlock Holmes remake is yet to hire a cast and director.
Did Tate Stevens top the votes again?
Happy Thanksgiving, America! As we all enjoy the company of friends and family and give thanks digesting the holiday turkey, two hopefuls' dreams will come to an end tonight on The X Factor.
With another Thursday comes another double elimination, but do not fret. The X Factor UK contestant Cher Lloyd performs, proving that reality talent show winners are not always the only ones making the big bucks.
Eliminated Immediately: Arin Ray
Eliminated: Beatrice Miller(Singoff)
8. CeCe Frey (Singoff)
7. Fifth Harmony
6. Paige Thomas
5. Diamond White
3. Vino Alan
2. Tate Stevens
1. Carly Rose Sonenclar
Matt Bomer and Neil Patrick Harris help feed the hungry at the 2012 Los Angeles Mission Thanksgiving Lunch on Wednesday (November 21) in downtown Los Angeles.
The gentlemen were joined by a pregnant Malin Akerman, Zachary Levi, Bella Thorne, Blair Underwood, Kirk and Anne Douglas, Bailey Chase, Mario, and Stephen Collins.
“Helpin out at @theLAMission. Lots of food. Lots of love. #givethanksLA,” Zachary tweeted that afternoon.
Zachary Levi and Mario
Zachary Levi and Yvette Nicole Brown
Anne and Kirk Douglas
From tonight's X-Factor Live elimination episode
The song is super catchy and fun and I loved breakdown at the 2:00 mark :)