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Oh No They Didn't! - LiveJournal.com

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    Earlier this week, MTV News attempted to figure out a way for perpetually problem-plagued actress Lindsay Lohan to get her career back on track after the not-so-hot reviews of her Lifetime movie "Liz & Dick," but now, after yet another disappointing incident in which Lohan was arrested for punching a woman at a nightclub, her future — both professional and personal — looks bleaker than ever.

    MTV News reached out to a new panel of industry experts with this question: Will Lindsay Lohan ever find work as an actress again?

    "You keep hoping that she's going to get her act together, so does everyone in Hollywood. They keep rooting for her, and she blows it every time," lamented "Access Hollywood" film critic Scott Mantz. "She's got more breaks from people in Hollywood than anyone in her position deserves to get but she does not give the impression of someone who really wants to get her career back on track. She should not be going out. She should be sitting home reading scripts and get her career back on track. She is not doing that."

    Another problem, aside from whatever legal fallout and potential jail time occurs given this latest arrest, is Lohan's box-office appeal, which has been in steep decline since her last major hit with 2004's "Mean Girls."

    "She hasn't been able to do much at the box office for years, and I'm pretty sure it will remain that way for the rest of her career unless a great director decides to take a chance on her," BoxOffice.com chief analyst Phil Contrino told MTV News of Lohan's bleak professional forecast. "It's all TV movies and straight-to-VOD movies for the foreseeable future."



    TV movies and direct-to-video roles, if she's lucky that is, since it will take a lot of faith and insurance money to fund any future Lohan production, given her checkered past. We asked a well-respected talent agent to explain what kind of insurance would be required for such a project.

    "Most of the time, when you are talking about insurance, you are talking about a completion bond. The easiest way to understand it is to think about it like car insurance, where the movie is your car," explained the agent. "If you wreck your car, your insurance company gives you back most of the money to fix or replace your car. In the movie business, the insurance company pays the producers back their money they've invested in making the movie if for some reason it is not completed. The insurance company bases their fee on how likely it is that the movie will be made on time and for the budget the producers have, just like when you are getting car insurance your premium is based on your driving history. For a producer to get a completion bond for a movie starring Lindsay, it's like trying to get car insurance with a bunch of recent speeding tickets and accidents."

    All that said, Hollywood will continue to hold out hope for a comeback story, providing that Lohan can get a handle on her personal struggles and stay out of trouble.

    "I feel that it's a miracle she's lasted this long. It's really sad,"said Mantz. "She doesn't exude the persona of someone who is trying to bounce back. There is no way she should think about going to a club. What are you doing? Stop. All she needs is one strong person to keep her on straight and narrow — whether a family member, boyfriend, therapist, just somebody to cut her off."

    Our agency insider added that Lohan would have to actually commit to staying out of the spotlight and deal with her personal and legal troubles before anyone will hire her again, and added that no matter how bad it gets, Tinseltown will always welcome a comeback.

    "If she can get her personal life in order and really wants to be a serious actor again, she'll work and do well. A director will take a chance on her, most likely in an indie. If she proves she can still do it, we'll all forget about her recent problems and remember her for the good actress she is."

    Mantz advised Lohan to try and follow the Robert Downey Jr. model of comeback success.

    "The best example of a comeback is Robert Downey Jr.," he said. "In the beginning of 2008 Robert Downey Jr. was a washed-up Oscar nominee. With one very good movie ['Iron Man'] he became an A-list superstar. All it takes is for Lindsay to have one hit movie and she's on top again," Mantz continued. "If they ever make a movie with one of Spider-Man's love interests, a character called the Black Cat, if she popped up in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 3' and Lindsay played her, that's the kind of role people would go, 'She's back.'"

    Before that can happen, however, all three experts agreed that the former Disney star needs to prove to the world that she's ready to be taken seriously. Otherwise, we'll just expect more tabloid fodder.

    "[Audiences] are more interested in the train wreck aspect [of her life] at this point," said Contrino.

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    Katy Perry has been called "The First Lady of Hot" by Maxim, but she doesn't always feel worthy of the title.

    Us Weekly caught up with the "Part of Me" singer at the Nov. 28 UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York City, where she and other celebs including Selena Gomez, Uma Thurman, Tony Bennett and Kelly Ripa walked the blue carpet and helped raise money for UNICEF'S lifesaving children's programs.

    The pop star, 28, was stunning in a tight, floor-length, semi-sheer navy Naeem Khan dress with a matching cape, Guiseppi Zanotti heels, a Judith Leiber clutch, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels -- but she admitted she didn't feel as good as others thought she looked.

    "I feel like my [fat] is sticking out so bad right now," she confided in Us at the bash. "I almost always wear [Spanx], but not tonight, and I feel it pushing out, making me look fat."

    "I like to say I run on the elliptical for 30 minutes watching CNN, but I don't do it often enough," she added. "So I'm just like, 'Oh, I guess I'm not fitting into this Lanvin dress for these couple of months.'"


    Perry may not always love her curves, but plenty of other people do -- including on-again boyfriend John Mayer, who recently accompanied the singer on a romantic tour of the Old Mission in her hometown of Santa Barbara, Calif. The two have also been spotted packing on the PDA at several Hollywood hot spots.

    "They were in their own world," a guest at Perry's October birthday bash told Us of the couple, who reunited in September after briefly separating in August. "She didn't even talk to her friends much. It was just her and John. She's obsessed with him."

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  • 11/29/12--20:22: Elementary 1x09 Promo


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    Further showcasing (Don Cheadle) James “Rhodey” Rhodes’ red, white and blue paint job for his War Machine armor, dubbed Iron Patriot, Marvel has officially released Iron Man 3 still images in anticipation for the Shane Black-helmed action thriller. Although previously seen as scans, the photos also feature (Robert Downey Jr.) billionaire Tony Stark caught agaze at something.









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    The following image was released by the actor and reposted by the official Twitter page for American Horror Story. 



    Yep, it's none other than Dylan McDermott  who writes "I AM THE MODERN DAY BLOODY FACE!" 

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    love this!  a lot of the footage is from a concert I attended in LA!
    I love this song and this album... most amazing concert I've ever been to!



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    In a nutshell:

    1. He gets nervous when the interviewer calls him Ramsay Snow, says he can't confirm that. Says he worked with one specific person, can't say whom because he's under contract. Also says he's done filming but there will be more. He is a fan of the show.
    2. He is watching Misfits: Electric Boogaloo.
    3. He will be in "Libertador" (an "epic Braveheart" type Spanish film) and "Driven."
    4. His mommy is a social worker.
    5. He is good-looking.
    6. His hair is a mess.

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    Lindsay Lohan was charged Thursday with crimes in New York and Los Angeles, marking her latest setbacks as she tries to revive her career and avoid a return to jail.

    Prosecutors in Santa Monica charged Lohan with three misdemeanors related to a June accident. Hours earlier, the actress was arrested and charged with third-degree assault, also a misdemeanor, after a woman was punched in a New York City nightclub.

    The California charges came about six months after Lohan’s Porsche crashed into the back of a dump truck. She told police her assistant was driving, but detectives now believe the actress was behind the wheel as she headed to a movie set.

    In that case, Lohan, 26, was charged with lying to police, reckless driving and obstructing a police officer from performing duties.

    Lohan’s California attorney, Shawn Holley, said she could not comment on the crash-related charges.

    In New York, her attorney Mark Heller said he expects the assault charge to be dismissed.

    “Once again, Lindsay Lohan is a victim of someone trying to capture their 15 minutes of fame,” Heller wrote in a statement. “From my initial investigation, I am completely confident that this case will be concluded favorably and that Lindsay will be totally exonerated.”



    The California charges could trigger another probation violation for Lohan, who was ordered to stay out of trouble when she was released from supervised probation in March after being convicted of the misdemeanor theft of a necklace and two DUI charges.

    Since then she has been arrested twice in New York, crashed her car on Pacific Coast Highway, been treated by paramedics in her hotel room, and gotten in an argument with her mother that prompted a 911 call.

    None of the events are likely what the clearly relieved actress anticipated in March when she thanked Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner, who warned the actress that she could face up to 245 days in jail if she violated her probation again.

    “You need to live your life in a more mature way, stop the nightclubbing and focus on your work,” Sautner said.

    In recent years, Lohan has been sentenced to the Los Angeles-area women’s jail five times. Most of her stays have been short due to overcrowding, and she was allowed to serve 35 days on house arrest in 2011.

    Lately, Lohan has been filming two movies and doing a cameo in the latest installment of the “Scary Movie” franchise. The first film, “Liz & Dick,” premiered Sunday night on Lifetime to mostly negative reviews.

    She was on her way to shoot scenes for “Liz & Dick” in June when her Porsche crashed into the dump truck and the actress was briefly hospitalized. A week later, paramedics were summoned to her hotel room. Her then-publicist Steve Honig attributed the health scare to exhaustion and dehydration.

    Lohan relocated to New York after finishing her work on “Liz and Dick” and a Bret Easton Ellis film titled “The Canyons” was complete.

    On Thursday, police said Lohan got into a spat with a woman at Club Avenue in the Chelsea area of Manhattan. The woman was hit in the face and did not require medical attention, authorities said. The “Mean Girls” and “Freaky Friday” star was charged with third-degree assault.

    Her arrest at 4 a.m. EST Thursday was the latest by New York police since September, when a man accused her of hitting him with her car. Prosecutors did not pursue charges.

    The following month, police were called to Lohan’s childhood home on Long Island after a report of a fight between her and her mother. An investigation revealed what authorities called “no criminality.”

    It remains unclear when Lohan will return to Los Angeles. She left a police precinct nearly four hours later with a black jacket pulled over her head. Lohan was wearing leggings, a green mini dress and high-heels. She drove off in a black SUV with a driver, a woman and another man who was seen going in and out of the precinct. No court date was announced for the crash-related charges.

    People charged with misdemeanors in California can generally avoid court appearances if they have an attorney, but Lohan would have to be present for a probation violation hearing.

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    Chandler Riggs, the child star of AMC’s The Walking Dead, and Super 8 star Joel Courtney are joining the Stephen King adaptation of Mercy.

    Blumhouse and Wonderland Sound and Vision are behind the movie, which will be released by Universal.

    Peter Cornwell is directing the horror thriller, which revolves around two brothers (Riggs, Courtney) who go with their mother to take care of their grandma. Unbeknownst to them, the grandmother is a witch, who made an evil deal using black magic years earlier.

    Frances O’Connor is on board to play the mother.

    Mercy is based on King’s short story Gramma, which was first published in Weirdbook magazine in 1984.

    Jason Blum and Wonderland's McG and Mary Viola are producing. Matt Greenberg wrote the script.

    On zombie drama Walking Dead, Riggs plays Carl Grimes, the son of sheriff Rick Grimes. The character this season has become an integral part of the storyline, which has allowed Riggs to show off his chops (both literally and figuratively). He is repped by the Burstein Co.

    Courtney made his acting debut starring in J.J. Abrams’ Super 8, coincidentally also playing the son of a sheriff. He recently wrapped a turn in in the indie drama Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn, portraying Sawyer. He is repped by CAA Principato Young Entertainment and Felker Toczek.

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    Christian Slater really tried to vote in the election this year, but Florida turned him down. The Hollywood star tweeted his travails at the polling place on Election Day from his verified account, and today briefly posted and then deleted a picture of the rejection letter that Florida sent to him — misspelling his name "Christina D. Slater." Republicans in Florida enacted controversial laws making it more difficult to vote this year.



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    Bringing an end to her visit to Australia, Taylor Swift showed up at the Sydney International Airport earlier today (November 30).

    The “Should’ve Said No” hitmaker was literally mobbed by adoring fans as she prepared to catch a flight back to the USA, and she stopped to sign autographs before hopping on her plane.

    Meanwhile, Taylor’s previously taped performance for the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” of her song “Begin Again” is slated to air later today.

    Swifty tweeted, “Oooooh @TheEllenShow is airing my performance of ‘Begin Again’ tomorrow. (Friday) I’ll be on the same million hour flight I’m on now!”








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    New pics from Girls Aloud's upcoming video for "Beautiful Cause You Love Me" have emerged!















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    THE BEST GIRL GROUP EVER WAS CREATED TEN YEARS AGO TO THIS DAY, R U CREYING TOO

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  • 11/30/12--14:54: New Shameless Promos

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    Living the dream in a Gallagher reality. Shameless returns for a new season on January 13th at 9PM ET/PT.



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    As Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa shine in the Taylor Gang’s 2050 tour, the Memphis rapper, and member of Three 6 Mafia, has released his very own “Bandz A Make Her Dance” official video game.

    In Juicy J’s new videogame for his chart-topping song “Bandz A Make Her Dance,” fans are armed with “bands” of cash at a virtual strip club.



    The object of the game is to keep the strippers dancing on the pole by throwing money because when the dollars run out, the dancing stops. Meanwhile, the explicit version of the “Bandz A Make Her Dance” song plays for the girls to dance to, so long as the player keeps throwing money in the right places.

    Juicy just recently dropped the newest remix of his strip club anthem “Bandz A Make Her Dance” featuring French Montana, Atlanta rapper B.o.B, and fellow Taylor Gang mates Wiz Khalifa and the sexy Lola Monroe, who adds the female touch.

    On Juicy J’s original remix to the hit song “Bandz A Make Her Dance” featured “Birthday Song” College Park rapper 2 Chainz and Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records (YMCMB) rapper Lil Wayne.

    Fans and gamers can play Juicy J’s “Bandz A Make Her Dance” Online Video Game at stripclub.thejuicyj.com


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    Juicy J also sheds light on his Taylor Gang debut and the reason Three 6 Mafia han't recorded another album yet.



    In a recent interview, Juicy J revealed that he would like to work with Jay-Z, Nas and Dr. Dre. He also added that he is nearly finished with his upcoming Taylor Gang debut, Stay Trippy, and that he is ready to record another Three 6 Mafia album, as soon as Sony "cuts that check."

    "I would like to work with Jay-Z, man," he said when asked about who he would like to collaborate with in an interview with Montreality. "Jay-Z, Nas and Dr. Dre. So many people."

    He later shared that his Stay Trippy release is near completion. Fans can look forward to that in the first quarter of the new year.

    "It's almost done," he explained. "Probably some time next year, at the end of January or beginning of February."

    Further, J clarified his take on why the next Three 6 Mafia album hasn't been finished yet. "[The album will come] as soon as Sony figure out what they want to do. Soon as they cut that check," he said, before warning about the amount he's looking for. "That check gon' have to be huge."

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    alexander-wangPARIS — Balenciaga will next week name Alexander Wang its new creative director, WWD has learned.

    Balenciaga officials had no comment on Thursday. Wang officials did not respond to a request for comment.

    A designer in the sleek-and-modern fashion mold of Ghesquière, but with a streetwise edge and a tinge of Goth, Wang has become one the brightest stars of the American fashion scene with his groovy T-shirts, studded handbags and high-impact fashion shows.

    He is also admired for his commercial savvy, having rapidly built a sizable business with manufacturing muscle and a global footprint.

    The choice of Wang suggests Balenciaga might wish to dial down the elitist, couture-like approach of Ghesquière, and open up to a broader audience with a designer prized for his sportswear approach and youthful energy.

    “Although we are an American brand, I think that is more to the sense of what is American sportswear, and things that feel very accessible and easy to wear,” Wang said in an interview earlier this year. “But at the same time we really see our audience and our consumer as a global citizen, someone who isn’t defined by where they live or what kind of music they listen to, things like that. It’s a sensibility that is much more individual.”

    Of his Chinese lineage, he said: “In a way, I know there’s an audience that connects with me. How I identify that or what I pinpoint that to, whether it’s because of my background or because I connect with people of my generation in New York or London — that, I don’t know how to explain or quantify.”
    Wang, who speaks Mandarin, has traveled frequently over the years to Shanghai, where his mother still lives; his father is based in Hong Kong.

    Born to Taiwanese-American parents and raised in San Francisco, Wang studied fashion at Parsons School of Design at age 18 and created his signature label in 2005, then predominantly knitwear, according to his Web site.

    He launched his full women’s collection in 2008, and has since expanded his product universe to include men’s wear, leather goods and a second line called T by Alexander Wang.

    He operates a flagship in New York’s SoHo district, and earlier this year opened a 5,000-square-foot unit in Beijing. The privately held firm will end 2012 with a retail network of 12 freestanding stores and shop-in-shops in seven countries, with a concentration in Asia.

    The U.S. is still Wang’s largest single market, but Europe and Asia together make up about 60 percent of its total distribution. Over the summer, Wang established a full-time showroom and offices in Paris to support his European expansion.

    Wang has also demonstrated success with handbags, which is considered an important category at Balenciaga. His popular Rocco style, which resembles an athletic bag and rests on a grid of metal studs, is in a similar rock ’n’ roll vein as Balenciaga’s hit Lariat bag with its dangling zipper pulls and industrial hardware.

    At Balenciaga, Wang will have big shoes to fill. Beloved by the press and considered wildly influential by retailers, Ghesquière had a stellar 15-year career at the house, making Balenciaga a temple of cutting-edge fashion and haute craftsmanship.

    The challenge for Wang, still not 30, will be to juggle the demands of a fast-growing Paris fashion house with his own burgeoning label.

    To be sure, he steps into a sizable business that now counts 62 directly operated stores and a new fragrance fronted by “Twilight” actress Kristen Stewart. This year, Balenciaga strengthened its presence in Asia, opening stores in Mainland China to bring its complement there to 11.

    According to PPR, Balenciaga has multiplied in size by 11 times since it was acquired in 2001 by what was then Gucci Group (now known as PPR’s luxury division).

    The brand is posting double-digit growth for the year to date, according to Isabelle Guichot, Balenciaga’s chief executive officer. “We have huge ambitions and we have huge reserves of growth,” she said earlier this month.


    Spanish-born couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga showed his first collection in Paris in 1937 and was revered for his peerless, sculptural clothes. Despite international fame, Balenciaga closed his couture business in 1968, leaving licensed fragrances as the main business. He died in 1972. The business was subsequently known mostly for fragrances and licensed productions, until Ghesquière arrived in 1997 and engineered a rejuvenation drive.

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