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    Also featuring Craig Roberts (Submarine). Directed by Tim Burton.

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    In the aftermath of Newtown, Conn.'s elementary school shooting, Syfy is pulling a Haven episode that was originally scheduled to air Friday that centered on a string of murders that took place at a high school.

    Syfy issued a statement to The Hollywood Reporter regarding the decision: "Tonight's scheduled 10 p.m. episode of Haven contained scenes of fictitious violence in a high school. In light of today's tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, we have decided not to air it. At this time, no decision has been made as to when the episode will air."

    Instead, the cable network will air a repeat of Eureka, the animated holiday episode "Do You See What I See," in Haven's usual 10 p.m. slot Friday. Haven's third season finale is scheduled to air next week.

    President Barack Obama addressed the nation earlier in the day following the Newtown shooting, which took the lives of dozens of victims. "We're going to have to get together and take meaningful action," the president said. “As a country we have been through this too many times."

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    As 2012 dawned, few American adults outside the most dedicated of Anglophiles knew much, if anything, about One Direction. In part, that's because the kind of boy-band pop One Direction had already turned into 2011's fastest-selling debut album in the United Kingdom (aided by the most preordered single in Sony Music history) doesn't target adults. And in part it's a matter of history: In the decade that passed since the peak of the boy-band craze led by Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync, the U.K. groups that kept the sound at the top of charts overseas were barely able to translate their success beyond a single on American shores.


    Of course, One Direction would change all that, and write a little bit of history in the process.

    By Nov. 30, as the sun began to set on 2012, the group had invaded the New York area for a week that included three sold-out arena shows (two in Connecticut and its first headlining gig at Madison Square Garden), a private fan convention in New Jersey to meet and greet with die-hards who'd been flown in from more than 35 countries, visits to "Letterman" and SiriusXM-and to cap it all off, the opening slot at New York's biggest pop concert of the year, WHTZ's Jingle Ball.

    "This week's been crazy, crazy busy but so much fun," says Louis Tomlinson, the group's oldest member at just a few weeks shy of 21, toward the end of the band's whirlwind takeover of Manhattan. "To have this opportunity to come here and perform is amazing . . . It's almost a cliché but it's so true-if anyone hadn't bought a record, we wouldn't be here."

    So how did Louis, Harry, Zayn, Liam and Niall accomplish what no British group had done before, let alone a boy band, by topping the Billboard 200 with its first two albums (March's "Up All Night" and November's "Take Me Home") and going from virtual unknowns to mega-stars in less than a year's time? Social media played a crucial part, as it did in so many of the breakout stories of 2012: Gotye, Carly Rae Jepsen, PSY. But One Direction was bigger than an Internet meme, and that's thanks to an aggressive touring plan and the combined efforts of a team led by industry veterans Richard Griffiths, Harry Magee, Steve Barnett and Simon Cowell, who signed the group to his Syco imprint shortly after the act finished third on the U.K. "X Factor" in 2010.

    A healthy dose of intuition helped, too. The first inkling that something might click stateside came Feb. 26 at Chicago's 4,400-capacity Rosemont Theater. The gig was an 11th-hour opener for the Nickelodeon-created boy band Big Time Rush on the latter's sold-out "Better With U" tour. One Direction had just released "What Makes You Beautiful" as its first official single in the United States less than two weeks prior, and "Up All Night" was still weeks away from domestic release. But minutes before the band members took the stage, nervous that no one would know their names let alone care, manager Griffiths and former Columbia Records chairman Barnett heard 4,400 girls chanting "One Direction!"

    "We hadn't gone to radio-we'd just put a track out-and yet everyone knew all the words to every song," says Griffiths, a longtime record label executive who co-founded Modest! Management with Magee in 2003. "This was all fans communicating amongst themselves about this band."

    Griffiths is referring to the "Bring1DtoUS" campaign, designed to boost the group's social media profile stateside. It grew the act's core fan base from 40,000 to 250,000 online from late November 2011 to the end of January 2012, and garnered more than 220,000 followers to a dedicated Twitter handle. Different cities competed to win a special concert, with Dallas winning a show for 10,000 fans at the Dr Pepper Ballpark in March and Los Angeles winning an event on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

    Soon, that rabid following began to translate to radio, which began to take notice of "What Makes You Beautiful" and the group as the conversation began to swell leading up to the album release. "Usually traditional sales lead the way for us, but we also had fans request them through our social media sites," says John Ivey, senior VP of contemporary hit radio programming and talent development at Clear Channel. "And the song was good, too, which always helps."

    The Bring1DtoUS campaign spread the word on preorders of "Up All Night" and generated contest winners in each city where One Direction played with Big Time Rush. The initiative was so successful Columbia bumped up the album's release date a week ahead of schedule. Crowds of 4,000-5,000 swarmed in-store signings during release week, with a mob of 10,000 to see the group play "Today" on March 12, the day before "Up All Night's" U.S. release. By the end of the tour, One Direction had become the first British group in Billboard chart history to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with its first album.

    "The campaign has always been fan-first and about One Direction as a band. It's never been about a traditional push around just one single," Columbia senior VP of marketing Doneen Lombardi says. Nevertheless, "Beautiful" quickly became a top five hit on the Billboard Hot 100, with follow-up "One Thing" later cracking the top 40.

    As One Direction's album sales made headlines, tickets to a handful of spring U.S. tour dates were scooped up in minutes, prompting Modest! to make the bold decision to start selling tickets to a summer 2013 tour in April-more than a full year in advance. Those were quickly sold out, too.

    "I actually rang Irving Azoff [Live Nation Entertainment executive chairman/Frontline Management Group chairman/CEO] to ask him if it was crazy even thinking of doing it, because not many people were agreeing with us about that. And he just said, 'Go for it,'" Griffiths says. "We knew that it was exploding everywhere, and we knew that we really needed to have a plan that took us all the way through to next year. We didn't feel we needed to wait and see-the evidence was there to make the most of it."

    That still left a short-term problem for 2012, with One Direction already committed to a month-and-a-half's worth of dates playing U.S. amphitheaters before taking time off from touring to work on "Take Me Home." Creative Artists Agency's Mitch Rose, who books One Direction in the States, was able to get a December date at Madison Square Garden that would save the band months of time in tour routing by doubling as a global fan event. Columbia quickly spearheaded a "Go1Den Ticket" contest that gave fans in dozens of countries the chance to win a travel package with a trio of tickets to see the band's show and accompanying fan convention.

    "There's a certain excitement that is generated when you have nearly 40 countries flying in to see a show," Rose says. "If you just think of how social is driving everything with acts like One Direction, the good will, the word-of-mouth, the excitement, the passion of all those countries is exponential for what can happen."

    And while 2013 already looks to be an even bigger year for One Direction touring-wise, it's easy to see why industry eyebrows raised when Sony U.K. chairman Nick Gatfield spoke candidly of the band's fortunes at a creative industries reception in June. "What you might not know about One Direction is that they already represent a $50 million business-and that's a figure we expect to double next year," Gatfield said, indicating that Sony has more participation in the band's career than just recorded music. A Sony U.K. spokesman declined to expand upon or clarify Gatfield's comments, which Columbia U.S. chairman Rob Stringer echoed when asked to do the same. "You'd have to ask Nick," he said.

    Still, Stringer had strong indications that the time was right to break One Direction in America, having previously worked with both Cowell (on acts like Westlife, Susan Boyle and Jackie Evancho) and Griffiths when the latter was running Epic U.S. during the '90s. "It does work well to have people who understand each other," says Stringer, another Brit expat on Team 1D.

    But although another British boy band (and "X Factor" alum) was worked to U.S. audiences at the same time as One Direction, Stringer hesitates to declare a resurgent boy-band movement. "The Wanted record is a very good record. It's just not the same, and it's not on the same scale," he says. "Can you do what One Direction has achieved again and again? Probably not. But then again, 10 years ago 'N Sync and Backstreet Boys were in the same world and even on the same label. So, there's room, but we're happy to have One Direction have the lead that they do."

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    tbh the whole article is interesting so there is no point in bolding stuff :)

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    One Direction Fuel Little Mix's Plans For U.S. Domination: Girl Power!



    "X Factor" finalists Fifth Harmony might want to take some notes from Little Mix, a girl group that showed they can win "X Factor." Back in 2011, the foursome managed to take it all when they competed on the U.K. version of the series. Since being crowned the champs, they've had loads of success in their native U.K., including several chart-topping singles and a hit debut album, DNA, which they dropped last month.

    Oh, yeah, they also happen to be besties with One Direction. They all not only met thanks to their "X Factor" ties, but also because member Perrie Edwards is dating Zayn Malik. But, that tidbit hasn't soured 1D's legion of female fans from scooping up the girls' music. In fact, they say, there's a lot of crossover.

    "I think when we were on the 'X Factor,' anyway, a lot of our fans were One Direction fans before Perrie and Zayn even got together," Jade Thirlwall told MTV News on Thursday. "So we already had a lot of support from the 1D fans. And I think when Perrie and Zayn did get together, everyone was supportive of it and really kind of happy that two of their favorite bands were kind of getting together. But, yeah we have a lot of fans, whether it be One Direction ones or not."

    As the girl group prepares to bring their music Stateside in 2013, they are hoping though that some of the U.S.'s love for 1D carries over to them. "I think like One Direction really opened the gate. With them, artists like Adele coming through America, it's been such a British year," Jade added. "With the Olympics and the whole royal family thing and all that stuff, I think everyone's just jumping on board Britain at the moment. It's nice to see and hopefully they'll still be waiting for us come next year."

    While it's been quite the banner year for boy bands thanks to the success of 1D and The Wanted, Jesy Nelson hopes that next year will be all about the girls. She said, "Obviously the boys had been dominating this year and it's about time we get girl power in there. So that's our aim for next year."

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    J-14 Exclusive: Little Mix Talk One Direction, Taylor Swift, and Winning 'The X Factor UK'



    The hottest new girl band in the world is also the first group EVER to win The X Factor UK. Made up of Jade Thirlwall, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Perrie Edwards, this Brit girl group phenomenon have already had two hit songs overseas -- "Wings" and "DNA" -- and brought down the house with their incredible 'X Factor UK' finale performance of "Cannonball" in late 2011 (only moments before being crowned champs!). J-14 had the chance to chat with Jade, Jesy, and Leigh-Anne this morning -- Perrie was home sick with tonsillitis! -- and the girls were happy to dish on all things 'X Factor UK,' working with One Direction, and (sadly!) missing out on meeting Taylor Swift during their Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball performance this past weekend! MeetLittle Mix!

    J-14: You all auditioned as solo artists, but then were sent home and brought back as a group. What was that experience like?
    Jade: We were sent home as individual artists and then the three of us got put into a group first. And then we told 'no.' And then we got put into separate groups. And then told 'no.' And then finally we were put into Little Mix. It was a bit of a crazy time!
    Leigh-Anne: I think they had to go through all that process of finding who was supposed to be in what groups, and who would be in Little Mix. And it couldn't have gone better. 
    Jade: I'd actually already auditioned for 'The X Factor' twice before and made it through to bootcamp -- but I thought, maybe the third time is lucky! And it was!

    J-14: What was your most memorable performance from the show?
    Jesy:
     "Don't Let Go." It was when we got noticed properly as a group. It was when people started to say, 'Oh, these girls could have a chance of winning this.'
    Leigh-Anne: For me, it was the first live show. Gary Barlow, one of the judges, actually said we were one of the best girl bands to ever be on 'The X Factor.' We were so nervous -- girls bands hadn't done well in the past -- and to hear that from Gary was just amazing.

    J-14: You girls are obviously quite connected to One Direction -- Perrie is dating 1D's Zayn Malik! -- so have they ever offered you any advice?
    Jade: When One Direction came on the show, they helped us out with a bit of advice. It was really nice to get support from bands that had been there and done it. It's nice to see One Direction so humble. Those boys are just so down to earth, so normal, and they work really hard for what they've achieved. So, we've definitely learned a lot from them. 

    J-14: Any chance of a 1D/Little Mix collaboration in the future?
    Jade:
     I think we've got two different sounds, haven't we? But we could do a mash-up of something, that'd be quite cool.

    J-14: Tell us about performing at the Jingle Bell Ball in Manchester, UK, this past weekend! We hear Taylor Swift was there supporting rumored BF Harry Styles -- did you get to meet her at all?
    Jesy: It was absolutely amazing. But it was a little bit weird singing without Perrie [who was sick] and it felt quite empty on stage. The crowd was absolutely immense. They were all singing along to "Wings." It was incredible.
    Jade: But we didn't get a chance to [talk to Taylor Swift]. We knew she was there and we bumped into a couple of the One Direction boys, but we didn't get to see Taylor. I'm really happy for her, so it would've been nice to meet her.

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    Between them, The Saturdays, and Fifth Harmony...2013 will be the year of girl bands

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    "I just want to convince people I'm not 5"2 and hairy," smiles Richard Armitage, sitting back in a comfortable chair at London's Claridges hotel. "That'll be the biggest challenge." The 41-year-old actor's concern is understandable: as dwarf leader Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson's long-awaited Hobbit trilogy, he's shrunken and wigged-up beyond all recognition. So, let GQ settle it: in real life, Armitage cuts an enviably handsome figure. He's easily 6"1, lightly stubbled and today clad in a sleek J. Lindeberg suit with a plaid shirt and tie.After almost two decades on British TV in the likes of Spooks, Robin Hood and Chris Ryan's Strike Back, The Hobbit marks a step up for Armitage - into the newly world of global franchises and screaming fans. Arriving nine years after the release of The Return Of The King, the film is a visually stunning return to Middle Earth, shot in ultra-clear 3D - but by the time Howard Shore's inimitable score sets in,  and Andy Serkis is shouting "precious", it feels like we never left. Ahead of the film's release this weekend, we sat down with Armitage over a glass of wine to talk beard grooming, Hobbit obsessives and why Brits work best in the shire.

    GQ.com: We were at the Jack Reacher junket yesterday talking to David Oyelowo, who was also in Spooks. Do you think there was something about that show, or is this just a great moment for British actors?
    Richard Armitage: We were at the same year at drama school! I loved that show so much. I found it really challenging, it forced you to work at speed. I always said when they finished Spooks they should have made a movie of it. Actually my ultimate role is to play another spy…

    One spy in particular? (so funny, I was thinking abt how he could've been Bond but then I feel like he's a little too srs for that)
    Oh no, god - that sounds awful doesn't it? I think [Daniel Craig] has a few left in him. I do think with the Hobbit, it's a quintessentially English writer writing about middle England and his experiences in WWI. Peter Jackson has really chosen British actors and British voices - which I think particularly is applicable to British actors, because they tend to have been through classical drama training and when you're loading up characters in a lot of prosthetics and wigs, it's the voice that cuts through all that. So you've got people like Ian McKellen, Ian Holm, Ken Stott, Jimmy Nesbitt - all these incredibly identifiable voices. I think that's probably why British actors are doing OK.

    How much did you immerse yourself with all other books, the fan fiction and all that mythology? 
    I really stuck with the purist stuff. I stayed with The Hobbit and when that became not enough I looked at The Silmarillion and then The Book Of Lost Tales, as well as all of Christopher Tolkien's stuff. It's extensive and I never really got through all of it. But I steer clear from the fan fiction and the fan discussions because I'm one of them - and after this, my critique is now as detailed as theirs. But the thing is as well, when you get the phone call, you get so excited about getting the job, but then you get scared because this book has been around since the late Thirties, it's been read to probably every school kid in England and beyond, has been translated into so many languages, so everyone has their idea of this story. So you have to take care of their idea of Thorin. But I had my version and Pete trusted me.

    They digitally alter your height afterwards but you have to act it live. Did you have to spend 18 months talking to at Ian McKellen's hat or Martin Freeman's belt?  
    I feel like Ian felt that more acutely than anybody else. Maybe it's that his face becomes emblazoned on everybody that encounters it because I remember less stressfully the experience. I seem to remember looking into Ian's eyes more than anything, and into… obviously my character and  Martin's character are of the same height. But they stuck Ian on a box occasionally - when they couldn't stick him on a box, I had to look at the top of his hat. But we'd rehearse eye-to-eye, so you just have to remember what that feels like. Maybe because Ian has an indelible stare which you can't shake off.

    Have you met many obsessive Hobbit fans yet? There's actually a queue of two dozen people outside Claridges right now. 
    Is there? Oh, god! I've met a few. What's nice is that there are people who have been around for the last eight years with the work that I've done and there are new people that will come along that are fans of the book more than anything else. Then of course Comic Con, where you've got this global reach and Tokyo was amazing - you've got people dressed up as Galadriel and little Japanese Hobbits. I had some beautiful artwork given to me by some people in costume in Tokyo. But the creation of Thorin is really the work of many people, not just me. I seem to exist inside of it, but hopefully that means that I can take him off and walk away from him and not really be too identifiable with it. He doesn't look too much like me. So maybe I'll still be able to sneak out the back door when I need to.

    You grew the beard yourself - did you have to live with it the whole time? 
    Yes, for 18 months! Weirdly enough the beard I grew ended up turning out identical to the one that they'd made me. They did have to darken it a little bit, because mine grows out a little bit lighter colour. It was weird because I thought "Oh brilliant, I'll just grow a beard and it'll be less work." But actually it became more work because they'd be trimming it every day, because it has to look identical. My beard goes fast, so I'd come back after a weekend and they'd say, "Argh, it's gone crazy!" I really liked having the beard. It's weird - I remember doing some photo shoot for some publicity and thinking, "This is going to look awful" but it kind of looks OK. I think beards are in. But the full beard, not some kind of facial architecture. A full beard looks cool.


    The costumes weighed nearly 30kg. Did you have to do much training in advance? 
    Yeah, we trained with a weight belt to drag us down, to get our centres of gravity low. But when you put the costume on, you're carrying 20-30 kilos extra, depending on your character. It's pretty heavy! I try to keep at a non-obsessive level of fitness. It's not about looking great, it's about just feeling good. So I do a lot of yoga. Bikram just blows my mind. It's mental as well as physical; if I don't train I get very depressed. But the training for The Hobbit was about stamina and back strength so that we weren't injuring ourselves with the extreme circumstances. It would be good to go back and find that level of training again.

    You're a big skier. Where do you recommend? 
    Massive skier. It's my huge passion - as soon as the winter comes, I'm looking around thinking, "Just get me up a mountain." I've done an awful lot of skiing all over Europe: I've done Italy, Austria, France. I skied loads in New Zealand - I did pretty much every ski slope I could find. I skied down Mount Ruapehu and then we went back and shot there. So I was looking when the snow was gone and going "I skied down these paths. I know these paths well."

    You're a stylish man but I know Martin Freeman is very into his clothes. (lol wtf ever Martin has the worst "style")
    I take inspiration from his style. I spent most of the time dressed in Nike in New Zealand. He just has great taste and is into really fantastic tailoring, so I've had to step up my game for this press tour!

    Would he be your nomination for GQ's Best-Dressed British Man
    Oh, without a doubt. His taste in tailoring is… actually, he's a little like a Hobbit in that respect. I'm a little more tentative, I suppose.  I don't really like making too much of a statement with what I'm wearing. That's probably me being a little conservative and occasionally it is good to splash out and be a bit daring.

    Other than Tolkien, what book should every man have on their bookshelf? 
    The Master & The Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. I want to make that book into a movie - it'll take me a lifetime, I may never do it but it's the most incredible book.

    You've got another Hollywood project, Black Sky, out next year. Would you move out to LA and do films full time? 
    I'm kind of half way in between at the moment. I'm based around New York (omg I'll run into him one day and he shall fall hopelessly in love with me) because it's easy to get to both places. I don't think I will ever really shift to LA. I love the theatre too much and there's not enough theatre there. I like going to the theatre and I want to try and get back on stage at some point in the next two years. The Hobbit has been such an exhaustive journey, I do just want to let the film be seen and let it settle. But I know that the experience I had was amazing. I just hope people enjoy the film, I hope families can take their kids and have a great night out the cinema. That's enough for me.



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    Can this be a Hobbit flailing post to those who have seen it? Please include a spoiler cut for others though! Spoilers inside guys, sorry... I loved it like I love this man and his bolt of lightning forehead vein. Omg he's Monica.


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    ''Surreal Elle – Elle Fanning graces the cover of Bullett Magazine’s winter issue, showing off that true style doesn’t have an age. The 14-year-old actress dons the fall collections of Jil Sander, Chanel, Christopher Kane and Giles amongst others chosen by stylist Melissa Rubini in these experimental images photographed by Pierre Debusschere.''










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    Kirsten Dunst Shares Her Thoughts On Shailiene Woodley's Casting In AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

    Speaking with MTV News while promoting On The Road, Kirsten Dunst - best known for playing Mary Jane Watson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy - shares her thoughts on the news that Shailiene Woodley (The Descendants) will play the character in Sony Pictures' sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, which will begin production in February. Ever since it was reported that Woodley was in talks for the role of Peter Parker's most popular love interest, many fans have been unsure of the casting choice. However, Dunst has nothing but good things to say about the young actress, going on to discuss their encounters in the past. 

    "I really like her too, a lot," she said. "I've met her a few times and we've talked about health foods, we know some of the same people, she's really into finding springs and natural water and she'll go get her water and things like that. I've done that before, and we've talked about that. I think she's a sweetheart and such a good actress. I'm happy. If I had to pick someone, I'm happy she's following in my shoes." 


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    It has previously been reported that Woodley's role as MJ in the first sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man won't be very large, but will be much more significant in the third film of the series. Do you think she's a good choice to replace Kirsten Dunst? 

    The Amazing Spider-Man sequel also stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Sally Field and Dane DeHaan. The film is set to hit theaters May 2nd, 2014. 

    The Amazing Spider-Man Pre-Visualization Footage

    1:34 Spider Room 
    3:54 The Subway 
    4:32 Birth of Spider-Man 
    7:39 Handstand 
    8:34 Rooftop POV 
    9:25 Overpass 
    10:47 Bridge 
    15:33 Love Swing 
    15:57 Lizard Sewer 
    18:10 High School 
    23:28 Lizard Ambush 
    24:50 Standoff 
    27:06 Crane 
    31:06 Oscorp Lab 
    34:04 Oscorp Final 



    Jamie Foxx Shares How He Surprised Daughter With THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Casting

    Amid early negotiations to play Maxwell "Max" Dillon AKA Electro, actor Jamie Foxx shared how he couldn't wait to break the news to his 4-year-old daughter, who happens to be a Webhead fanatic. And now that the Academy Award-winning actor has officially joined The Amazing Spider-Man sequel, Foxx explained to Access Hollywood at theDjango Unchained premiere: 
    ”[She] dressed as Spider-Man for Halloween and had a Spider-Man jumper. Yesterday, I took her to the set, she didn’t know [that I had been cast], and she says, ‘What is this?’ I said, ‘Daddy’s going to be in ‘Spiderman.’’ She asked me, ‘Is Spider-Man going to beat you up?’ and I said, ‘I don’t know. She says, ‘Good,.’ [The role] is an amazing ride. So, it’s humbling and just a lot of fun.” 

    The next installment of The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Sally Field, Dane DeHaan, Jamie Foxx and Shailene Woodley. The screenplay is by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner based on a previous draft by James Vanderbilt. The film will be directed by Marc Webb and produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach. The untitled new film in the Spider-Man saga is set for release in 3D on May 2, 2014. Production will begin in early 2013 in New York. 

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    Fox 2000 Taps Exec-Turned-Writer for YA Novel Adaptation 'Reboot'
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    Chernin Entertainment is producing the adaptation, which is based on an upcoming book sci-fi YA novel by Amy Tintera.

    Development exec-turned-scribe Lindsay Devlin has been tapped to adapt Reboot, Fox 2000’s adaptation of an upcoming YA novel penned by Amy Tintera.

    Chernin Entertainment is producing Reboot, an edgy YA story set after the world becomes infected with a deadly virus and killer slave soldiers are created from dead teenagers. Two re-animated teens decide to band together to fight the organization responsible.

    The novel is due to be published by HarperTeen in May; Fox 2000 picked up the rights in February.

    Devlin started as an assistant at CAA before moving on to development jobs at Kerner Entertainment Co. (The Smurfs) and other shingles. Her horror spec Nocturne shot her out of the corporate world, and she slowly building is a name for herself in the mostly male-dominated world of genre writing.

    Reboot will be her first studio gig.

    Devlin is repped by Mosaic and Sloane Offer.

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    Brad Peyton To Write, Direct ‘Monument 14′ For Reel FX And Strange Weather
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    Reel FX and Andrew Adamson’s Strange Weather have acquired screen rights to Monument 14, the first installment of a young adult novel trilogy by Emmy Laybourne that Brad Peyton will adapt to direct. Reel FX, which has a partnership with Strange Weather, will produce alongside Adamson and Aron Warner, with Jeff Fierson exec producing and overseeing.

    The first novel is an unlikely jumping off point for a post-apocalyptic young adult trilogy. It’s best described as The Breakfast Club set after the apocalypse. A group of teens are trapped together in a chain superstore and face the prospect of life, death and love and hate while the world as they know it ends right outside.

    That book was published in June, and the followup, Monument 14: Sky On Fire, will be published next June by the Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group imprint Feiwell & Friends.
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    Self-Published YA Author 'Crash'es into the Big League
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    Spokane, Washington-based writer Nicole Williams already had four self-published e-books to her credit before launching her YA romance trilogy Crash earlier this year. The first two novels, titled Crash and Clash, sold a combined total of more than 85,000 digital copies. Now HarperCollins has scooped up the books, which it rereleased digitally November 20, as part of a three-book deal.

    The titles are the first in the children’s division to be categorized as appropriate for ages 16 and up. (Typically, HarperCollins and HarperTeen books are categorized as no older than 14 and up.)

    The “steamy teen romance,” as HarperCollins calls the series, delves into the intense relationship between Lucy, the new girl in town, and Jude, the local bad boy. Their all-consuming affair continues after high school, and though they attend different universities, the intensity increases both emotionally and physically as the story unfolds.

    Phoebe Yeh, editorial director at HarperCollins Children’s Books, negotiated the deal for North American translation rights with Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. “We’re seeing a trend toward realistic fiction in the marketplace,” Yeh says, “and we know our readers are looking for stories that follow characters after high school into more mature situations.”

    HarperCollins released its own e-book editions of Crash and Clash November 20; paperback editions go on sale December 18. Crush, the conclusion to the trilogy, will be published simultaneously in paperback and as an e-book on April 23.

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    New image of Jamie Campbell Bower from ‘The Mortal Instruments’ released



    Sony just released a new image of Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace Wayland from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

    The image shows Jamie dressed in his shadowhunter gear with Isabelle and Alec in the background. The image is from the Pandemonium Club scene which is the opening scene in the book and was part of the trailer. As all fans of The Mortal Instruments know this is the scene in which Clary first discovers the shadowhunting world.



    Does Jamie look more the part of Jace now that you’ve seen him in costume? What do you think of Kevin and Jemima as Alec and Isabelle Lightwood? Leave your comments below and tell us what you are most looking forward to in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones film.

    The first book in the Mortal Instruments series, City of Bones, introduces us to Clary Fray and the shadowhunter world. Lily Collins is set to play Clary while Jamie Campbell Bower is set to play Jace. Joining them in the shadowhunter world will be Robert Sheehan, Jemima West, Kevin Zegers, and Godfrey Gao. The screenplay has been written by I. Marlene King, the script writer for Pretty Little Liars, and Jessica Postigo. The film is set for release on August 23, 2013.

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    Smoke

    For chimney fires, the SFX team uses a false chimney and makes sure it doesn’t leak into the building. In combination with a ZR12 machine, a sturdy grey box that delivers smoke through a wide nozzle, they use an oily solution to make the smoke, which is safe to breathe and won’t do damage to plants or animals. The machine is in the chimney, so the SFX team can control it with a remote, and because the smoke has to stay the same consistency throughout the day, the team can turn it up or down depending on external elements like wind.

    For atmospheric smoke, the SFX team can cover an entire forest with their set-up. The team lays down flat tubes that are normally used for irrigation, but Jonathon Barras and the team fill them with air. They are up to 100 meters long, surround a whole filming area and, if needed, can be joined together to become 200 meters long. They can be fed from one end, both ends, or the middle, depending on what coverage is required. Large gas burners are brought in to heat the pipes and create the smoke.

    Snow Candles

    Snow Business provides all the snow candles for the show. What is a snow candle? A certain type of paper is soaked in a chemical that makes it burn slowly, and as it does, the candle creates a very fine ash that the SFX team spins in galvanized buckets. If they find the right wind, it drifts nicely through shot; if the wind is not moving in their favor, you get crew members’ faces full of fake snow and a lot of complaints. According to Barras, snow is one of his favourite things to do, but also one of the hardest natural phenomena to recreate. “I took fake snow to Iceland,” he told me, “but we never had to use it.”

    Pyrotechnics

    The SFX team has only used a few pyrotechnics on Season 3 – swords hitting each other, swords striking rocks. Pyrotechnics, according to Barras, is every boy’s dream. You get to blow things up and never have to put them together again. The SFX team is pretty excited whenever the pyromancer appears on the show, as it suggests that the team might get to blow some more stuff up. Safety-wise, it is probably the strictest of all elements – you can’t have mobile phones on set or use radios, which can be limiting, especially for the ADs who have to talk to each other constantly.

    Rain effects

    For rain, the SFX team uses the same type of pumps the fire department has on its trucks. If possible, they connect to hydrants or pull from rivers, if we are close enough. If we aren’t, they have huge 20,000-liter dams to hold water. For big rain (like with Arya in Harrenhall’s courtyard, or over the battle in the Blackwater scenes) they uses a spinner on a crane about 100 feet in the air. The water pressure spins the head in a huge circle of rain, maybe 30 meters across, and they put four of those on the crane at once. 


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  • 12/14/12--16:00: FREE FOR ALL FRIDAY!

  • I hope everyone has an AMAZING weekend!  Stay safe!

    No porn, nudes, spam, fighting, advertising, dickishness, huge browser slowing comments.
    Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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    James Arthur has released an accompanying video for his track 'Impossible'.
    The debut single from the 2012 X Factor winner passed Cheryl Cole to become the fastest-selling single of the year this week.



    The clip is comprised of footage from The X Factor, and tracks Arthur's journey from his initial audition to his triumph in the final on Sunday (December 9).
    'Impossible' also broke download records with its release earlier in the week, with 187,000 downloads in the first 24 hours on sale making it the fastest-selling X Factor single ever.
    However, the sales success stands in marked contrast to the television show's fortunes, with the final being the lowest-rated X Factor final ever.
    There are rumors that next year Simon Cowell will engineer a head-to-head battle against Strictly Come Dancing, which consistently beat its ITV1 rival in the ratings this year.

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    I would have liked some new footage of him singing the song but bow to king arthur regardless

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    Marilyn Manson needed 24 stitches to 'reattach ear to head' after being hit by a glass table in 'dangerous fight'

    Marilyn Manson needed 24 stitches to reattach his ear to his head, after a 'dangerous fight' in Switzerland.
    The heavy metal rocker, who is currently on his Twins of Evil tour in Europe, tweeted a picture of his ear along with details of the altercation which happened earlier this week.
    'I was hit by a glass table in a dangerous fight,' he tweeted. 'I was however, the victor but had to have 24 stitches to keep my ear from becoming Van Gogh.'
    mmear]
    In another tweet, simply entitled 'my ear,' he posted a picture of his ear plastered with surgical tape.


    Manson performed in the Swiss city of Basel on Tuesday on his joint Twins of Evil tour with Rob Zombie.
    He will also be heading to gigs in Russia and Belarus before crossing the Atlantic to tour in the U.S. and Canada later this month.
    Manson, real name Brian Warner, is currently dating American photographer Lindsay Usich and has previously been in relationships with Dita Von Teese and Evan Rachel Wood.
    He recently admitted he would be interested in having children with Usich, who he has been dating since 2010.
    'My girlfriend Lindsay's twin just had a baby and I've started to think that maybe I wouldn't mind passing my demented genius on to some small thing who can set fire and breathe profanity,' he told The Observer earlier this summer.
    'I am drawn to women who are independent and creative, which is problematic because it's a struggle, a competition of careers,' he added.
    'There's jealousy. And if you don't want to be known as Marilyn Manson's girlfriend, why would you be it?'


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    PhotobucketYou wouldn't necessarily figure Joaquin Phoenix for a morning person. It's 9am in California, the line is bad, his phone is faulty. Yet this is a man ecstatically happy. It sounds like you're at sea, I say, between the beeps and crackles. "Oh great! I'm so glad it's not just me!" He sounds genuinely over the moon. You'd be less thrown if he just grunted.

    Phoenix is an unpredictable interviewee. Will you get the mumbler? The joker? The Phoenix of I'm Still Here, his mockumentary about chucking it all in for a career in hip-hop? Or the guy who smoked his way silently through the press conference for The Master at the Venice film festival, followed by fractious chats and a no-show at the awards ceremony? Two months ago, the US critic Elvis Mitchell extracted a great, unwieldly interview from him riffing on ambition and identity, race relations and the virtues of uncertainty. The piece made waves because Phoenix damned awards season as "bullshit" ("it's the worst-tasting carrot I've ever tasted") and said the Oscar campaign around his 2005 Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line had made him profoundly uncomfortable (he was also nominated for Gladiator five years previously). He's since offered some sort of backtrack, but clams up when I raise it.

    Mostly, though, Phoenix is just genial. He laughs almost constantly; a high guttural clucking, punctuated by long pauses and apologies and puffs on a breakfast cigarette. For one so self-conscious in his career choices, he's remarkably unself-regarding to talk to; almost as rackety and frank as Freddie Quell, his character in Paul Thomas Anderson's film – our movie of the year, of which his performance is the centrepiece. Quell is a damaged second-world-war navy vet; groggy on paintstripper liquor, reeling from a broken heart, who falls under the spell of Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), the baloney-preaching leader of a Scientology-style cult. But where Freddie stumbles about, twisted and listless, Phoenix – on the phone at least – freewheels more breezily. It doesn't feel like a performance. But I guess the best ones never do.

    Hello, Joaquin, The Master has won much acclaim, yet it's also baffled people a bit. Why do you think people are so eager for answers – both about the film, and in life?

    Are you fucking serious?

    Yes.

    I don't fucking know. I don't know why people are eager for answers. I'm gonna say something that will probably offend somebody.

    But the search for answers is why people are susceptible to the likes of Dodd, right?

    I guess. I do agree that by their nature humans are very inquisitive. But I don't know why. I think related to the film … oh fuck it, I'm just gonna offend somebody; I should just shut up.

    No, go on.

    No, I got nothing to say!

    OK, why do people want to place their faith in other people?

    Isn't it just real simple? Our awareness of our mortality, and how that terrifies us.

    Does it for you?

    I think it drives everybody in some way. As you become older you become increasingly aware of your mortality. It's a subconscious thing – I don't think you wake up every day and go: 'Fuck me, I'm dying, I'd better do something.' I think early on the drive is just that people tell you you're supposed to be driven, you're supposed to do something by the time you're 25; to have gone to college or got married, and then at some point your drive is just that you're aware of your mortality. That's just my theory.

    To what extent do you think Freddie changes?

    An eternal lasting change? I dunno. There's no one great epiphanous moment. That felt accurate. Things do change and then he just reverts back to his animalistic self.

    Is Freddie just more honest than most people? He's perceived as the nut-job, but he's consistent and honest whereas everyone else is talking rubbish.

    Sure, that makes sense.

    Are people overly hung up on the ability of people to change?

    I think whether you like it or not you're going to change in some ways. I don't know. I don't care anything about it.

    How much of you is in Freddie?

    I don't know. It's hard. Can you really accurately analyse yourself?

    No.

    It's always difficult to go: 'Oh, this is me and this isn't me.' But of course there's elements of yourself in every character. I think it is just you, really. I'm sorry. I honestly don't think about things that much.

    Sure, that's fine. This is good.

    Well, you have very low standards.

    Thank you. Well, you take what you can get. So what do you think about?

    Ha ha ha ha ha. No, no, no, no, no. Who cares?

    I care.

    Well, that's very sweet of you. We'll have tea sometime and we can talk about it.

    OK. Can I ask you two more questions?

    Yes.

    So I'm treating you, in this situation, like a sage, like you have all the answers. Is that a common experience for you?

    No, is it to common for you to be treated like the Master?


    Oh no! Fuck no! You're just asking questions to which you know better answers. That's not the feeling that I'm getting from this at all. I wish I was because I'm sure it must feel nice.

    Do you ever feel like that?

    No, I don't. I think that sometimes maybe I feel like Santa Claus at a mall when a kid wants to take your picture.

    Kids try to take your picture?

    No, I'm thinking about the other night. I went to see this band and this guy came up and said: 'Oh, can I take a picture of you; I'm a real fan.' And I said: 'Look, man, I just got here, if it's OK, I don't wanna just walk in and take a picture – it'd make me feel awkward.' And he just turned and walked away, very angry at me. It didn't seem like it was someone you revere, it was more like I was some three-headed bullfrog they wanted to snap a picture of.

    That doesn't sound good.

    I think that I'd actually prefer that but I'm just saying I don't have the experience of being treated with great reverence.

    But to be a three-headed bullfrog is to be a freak.

    Yeah, but I'd rather just be a fucking little Santa Claus than someone treated with some reverence. And by the way, that happens maybe once every 17 and a half years so it's not something that I deal with on a regular occurrence.

    Seriously?

    I think part of it is you can either go places where that's bound to happen. And honestly I haven't been in that many successful movies.

    That's crazy.

    No, it's true! I'm not complaining. But it's funny you would ask about people talking to me with reverence because I don't really have that experience.

    Do you feel more more like Freddie, then? Do you fall under the influence of people?

    No.

    Is it true that Paul Thomas Anderson asked you to be in Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood?

    Ah, who knows?

    So, there's this quote from Baudelaire …

    Who?

    The French poet.

    Oh yeah, the guy who invented the bicycle.

    Oh, did he? I don't know.

    I'm fucking with you.

    OK! It's hard to know.

    I'm sorry.

    Anyway, he said: "All prizes demean those who receive them."

    Where are you from?

    London.

    I just worked with Samantha Morton and you sound very like her. But she's not from London I think.

    I think she's more from the Midlands.

    Did I offend you by saying that?

    A little bit.

    However, I will say this, it think she was doing a bit of an accent.

    What's the film?

    It's called Her [directed by Spike Jonze]. It hasn't come out yet.

    There's that line in the film: "You've wandered from the proper path." Is there a proper path? And should people wander from it?

    I think a proper path is subjective. I don't really believe in absolutes. There's not just one fucking proper path. Everyone has different need and different desire and different things they're trying to explore and understand; I don't think there is a proper path. But if there is and I'm wrong and you find out you better fucking call me and tell me I don't have any kind of guarantee about there being a proper path.

    But people talk about a righteous way.

    Oh, come on, that's totally subjective.

    Yeah, but what else is there?

    I don't know.

    Well, if you find out you better let me know too. What will people say about the film in 20 years?

    You must understand I really don't read reviews or the press … I don't know what people will say in 20 years. I don't even know what they're saying about it now.

    Do you care at all?

    I think in some ways the answer is yes. You work on something that you hope will maybe resonate for people at some point, but am I going to think about it for the next 20 years? No. There's no telling. They love and celebrate

    OK. Is there anything you'd like to say to people?

    There's nothing in particular I feel I want to say, and when I do I usually call one of my friends and that usually does the job. But if I have a need to, like, address maybe more than five people I'll give you a call.

    Good. You sound really happy. Are you happy?

    Yeah, I mean … I'm just whatever. I think sometimes doing interviews is very funny. And I'm happy because I'm going meet a friend and meet a fighter who I liked for a couple of years. So I'm excited.

    Like a boxer?

    He's a mixed martial arts fighter. He does a particular form I really like and he's just really amazing and it's really exciting to watch him fight.

    Have a good time.

    I'm really sorry, I'm just too dim to have any sort of philosophical conversation. We should talk about Tabasco or something.


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  • 12/14/12--18:35: Guess Who!





  • COURTNEY TAYLOR OLSEN
    Half-sister of Mary-Kate, Ashley and Elizabeth Olsen!



    (The most recent picture I could find of them together, from New York Minute premiere.)







    BONUS: Their half-brother, Jake (with Paris Jackson for some reason.)






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  • 12/14/12--18:36: Blind Items in December


  • #1. Someone else was jingling his Bells

    Here’s an early Christmas gift for you! This very popular young celeb got himself into some very hot water while hosting a holiday event recently.

    He didn’t take his hosting responsibilities very seriously. He smoked joints backstage, was fifteen minutes late for the meet and greet, and then stayed at the event for only twenty minutes. He didn’t even stay to hang out and eat and drink with the other celebs, like he usually does.

    Why so unprofessional?

    Because he was really hungry for just one thing: the model who was waiting for him back on the tour bus!

    Did we mention that our celeb has a celebrity girlfriend who he claims to love? The girlfriend wasn’t there at the event… but her cousin was! When the cousin got wind of what was happening, she went absolutely ballistic! She tried to get on the tour bus, but was blocked by his friends. She walked away swearing up a storm, and later very publicly told the young celeb to “Go f*ck yourself!”

    The celeb and his girlfriend will NOT be spending the holidays together.

    Celeb:

    Model:

    Girlfriend:

    Holiday Event:

    Popular Guess: Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber



    #2. She always knew he was trouble

    You’re hearing it here first: This young celebrity couple has broken up!

    He swore up and down that he wasn’t going to embarrass her again by getting caught with another girl. That promise didn’t last long. Maybe a couple of weeks. He was behaving badly last week, and he got caught. He deserved to get caught, too. Did he really think her cousin wouldn’t rat him out? Of course she did! That’s what cousins do.

    When his girlfriend found out, she immediately told him “It’s over!” Then she went out and got rowdy with her girlfriends (who always knew he was trouble).  Yes, that performance is about him.

    Will they stay broken up this time? We don’t know. She forgave him last time for embarrassing her. And they got a ton of press for the courtship and the dating and the break up and the reconciliation. Why not do it again? Plus, she really, really loves the attention she gets from the paparazzi for being his girlfriend. And the magazine covers. And the endorsements. And the bigger fan base. Yes, putting up with him has a lot of perks.

    He:

    She:




    Popular guess: see above



    #3. Reality TV Star Is Faking Wealth And Success

    I know, I know, this could describe almost every single one of the reality TV stars of late, right?! Being rich seems to be the exception and not the rule. This little blind item tidbit has to do with a more up and coming Housewife/reality TV star and that’s all we can say about that.

    The alleged dirt:

    “Mrs. X has several kids from (possibly) two different baby daddies and there may be another on the way. Her husband, who has been touted as a “very wealthy man” doesn’t quite live up to that title (when do they ever?!). His profession is not what it has been presented as. He is actually a general laborer of sorts. Considering that the application process for many reality shows include a full and lengthy questionnaire on financial details, it’s safe to assume they may have fudged the numbers a bit – or a lot. They borrow luxury brand items to make it seem like they have the best of the best – including clothing. The show may have a hot scandal on its hands since he reportedly has wandering hands and she and the kids spend a lot of time at a friend’s house because of it.”

    Show:

    Mrs.X:

    Husband:


    #4. She is bound to have a long career

    This attractive, under-40 actress is the star of primetime television show. She has good comedic chops and is bound to have a long career.

    She is also bound to be bound tonight. You see, our girl likes to be tied up. She may be assertive and outspoken in real life but she prefers to be completely dominated in the bedroom. Nothing sadistic. Just fun.


    #5. The deflowering game

    This starlet has had so many boyfriends, it is almost becoming impossible to keep track of her checkered love life.

    But amongst the sea of famous faces, one former lover is perhaps the most important because he deflowered her in a certain way.

    He told her it was love of course, but it was only a game for him– he even kept her panties as a souvenir to show off to his pals.

    Did his immature actions make her damaged goods? No, it taught her that love comes on her terms from now on…

    Starlet:

    Lover:

    What did he do?:


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    The prosecutors handling Lindsay Lohan's upcoming probation violation hearing are confident that there is more than enough evidence to prove that the embattled actress is a habitual liar, and will implore Commissioner Jane Godfrey to send her back to jail, a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.com exclusively.

    "Prosecutors are going after Lindsay with a vengeance because of her flagrant disregard for the law," the source says. "The LA City Attorney's office will present evidence to Commissioner Jane Godfrey that Lindsay has a long storied history of lying to cops. Prosecutors want Commissioner Godfrey to sentence Lindsay to 245 days behind bars for the probation violation."

    As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Lindsay's probation was formally revoked Wednesday morning, but her lawyer, Shawn Holley postponed the starlet's arraignment on three new charges of lying to the cops stemming from a car accident in Santa Monica, Calif. last summer.

    Godfrey formally set Lohan's new arraignment date to January 15, and Lindsay is required to be in court. At that time, a date will formally be set for Lohan's probation violation hearing.

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    Even celebrities who are past their prime charge a ton of money. Speaking engagements, private performances or simple appearances can bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    Celebrity Talent International is an agency that represents huge stars like Adele, Elton John and Angelina Jolie, booking appearances for these stars and hundreds more. Many of the appearance fees are listed on CTI's website and are shockingly high. Celebrities don't necessarily receive the full amount, but the fees are guidelines for what they expect.

    1. Shannen Doherty charges more than $100,000 per appearance.
    2. Roseanne Barr still demands $100,000 per appearance.
    3. Clay Aiken charges between $100,000 and $150,000 per speaking gig.
    4. Creed charges a minimum of $150,000 per appearance.
    5. Moby charges more than $150,000.
    6. Toni Braxton charges between $150,000 and $250,000.
    7. Bret Michaels charges somewhere between $150,000 and $250,000.
    8. Orlando Bloom's booking fee starts at around $200,000.
    9. The All-American Rejects charge a minimum of around $200,000.
    10. Avril Lavigne charges about $250,000.
    11. Duran Duran charges more than $250,000 per appearance.
    12. Evanescence still charges a minimum of more than $250,000 per performance.
    13. Ben Harper still garners around $300,000 per appearance.
    14. Keanu Reeves is listed in the range of $250,000 to $350,000 per appearance.
    15. Kevin Federline expects more than $300,000.
    16. Sarah McLachlan also charges between $250,000 and $350,000 per appearance.
    17. Hilary Duff charges a minimum of $500,000.
    18. New Kids On The Block charge $500,000 per appearance.

    More Star Charges at Source

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    so upset about jake and katie right now :'(

    what did you think about this special??
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