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- 02/21/13--13:17: Amber Rose going into labor!
- 02/21/13--13:35: Manolo Blahnik Says AnnE & Amanda Are Forgettable
- 02/21/13--13:35: Oscar Pistorius and the Global System of Deadly Misogyny
- 02/21/13--13:48: Harry Styles Praises Taylor Swift's 'Great' BRIT Awards Performance
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- 02/21/13--13:49: NBC Sweeps: Network Falls to 5th Place In TV Ratings
- 02/21/13--13:50: Stars of Workaholics promotional blitz: GQ, What's Trending and Espn
- 02/21/13--14:00: american idol performance: first of the sudden death rounds
- 02/22/13--10:22: Kendrick Lamar ft. Drake - "Poetic Justice" video
- 02/22/13--10:22: CW's 'Vampire Diaries' Ratings beat NBC, ABC
- 02/22/13--10:33: JT to appear on "late night with jimmy fallon" for a full week
- 02/22/13--10:33: Diane Lane Filed The Divorce Papers
- 02/22/13--10:34: Emma Watson out and about in NYC yesterday
- 02/22/13--10:36: Adrienne Maloof Paid $25k to Make Out with Mario Lopez
- 02/22/13--10:37: THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE DEBUTS TWO VICTORY TOUR POSTERS
Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa should be welcoming their child to the world very soon. If Twitter is to be believed, Rose is in labor right now.
Khalifa posted a photo captioned "Daddy Time" to his Instagram account and it appears that he's in the hospital with his muse at the moment.
He's presumably helping her give birth or doing whatever it is men do when their better halves are trying to push a human being out of their private parts.
We'll update this post as we get more information, obviously.
photo screen-capped from his Facebook
Amanda Seyfried and Anne Hathaway are both critically acclaimed box office beauties, but the Les Miserables costars have failed to make an impression on Manolo Blahnik. In the March issue of Interview, the 70-year-old shoe designer argues that the actresses pale in comparisons to veteran stars like Sherilyn Fenn and Lara Flynn Boyle.
After a recent encounter with Salma Hayek, Blahnik had a revelation. "She's a sweet girl, beautiful. I love that," he says. "This is what I really love: Where are those girls?"
Blahnik continues, "I was looking the other day, Lara Flynn Boyle in Twin Peaks and that other girl Sherilyn Fenn -- they're old-school girls like Elizabeth Taylor, and I think that's so fabulous. David Lynch is demode now, if you look at his films. I looked at them the other weekend. I said, 'I'm going to stay in bed, I can't take anymore.' And so I watched the whole series of Twin Peaks. I was in heaven. And I realized how bad it is."
The next day, Blahnik watched the 1962 film L'eclisse starring Alain Delon and Monica Vitti. "Changed my world," he says. "What a glamorous and modern film. This is what a genius is -- the thing of a genius. The dresses, the tiny heels, the Cardin look, the boys dressed up as Italian gigolos -- it was divine, very modern."
"I saw these girls like Sherilyn Fenn and Lara Flynn Boyle that should be working now instead of these anonymous girls. They're all the same. I don't even know Amanda Seyfried or whatever -- they're all the same!" Blahnik complains. "I try to remember—the only one I remember is Julia Roberts because she's particular. Anne Hathaway . . . Pretty? Yes. Wonderful actress? Yes. But, I mean, I don't even remember her. What is it about her?"
When interviewer Tim Blanks argues that Hathaway "was very good as Cat Woman in The Dark Knight Rises," Blahnik agrees. "I'm not saying she's not beautiful or a great actress," he explains. "I just don't remember her."
Despite Blahnik's disdain for stars like Hathaway and Seyfried, they continue to work steadily. Hathaway is vying for the Best Supporting Actress Award at the Oscars on Feb. 24, and Seyfried is earning raves for her portrayal of porn star Linda Lovelace in the biopic Lovelace, in theaters June 28.
Thanks for tea, Manolo. Absolutely agree with stanning for fabulous Sherilyn Fenn.
A professional athlete; a home with an arsenal of firearms; a dead young woman involved a long-term relationship with her killer. In November, her name was Kasanda Perkins and the man who shot her was Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. Now her name is Reeva Steenkamp, killed by Olympic sprinter and double amputee Oscar “the Blade Runner” Pistorius. We don’t know whether Pistorius is guilty of murdering a woman he claims to have deeply loved or is guilty merely of being an unbelievably irresponsible gun owner, firing four bullets into the door of his bathroom in an effort to hit an imagined burglar. We do know that this is either an all-too-familiar story of a man and the woman he dated and then killed, or it’s the story of a man who thought a burglar had penetrated the electrified fence that surrounded his gated community to break into his house and use his toilet.
Just as with Belcher and Perkins, we will learn more than we ever wanted or needed to know in the weeks to come about the nature of Pistorius and Steenkamp’s relationship. We will learn about the “allegations of a domestic nature” that had brought police to his home in the past. We will learn about Pistorius’s previous allegedly violent relationships with women. We will learn about the variety of guns he kept at close hand. We will surely discuss male athletes and violence against women: the sort of all-too-common story that can create commonality between a football player from Long Island and a sprinter from Johannesburg. We might even ponder the way these gated communities, one of which was also the site of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin’s murder two years ago, become throbbing pods of paranoia and parabellums. We will learn about everything except what actually matters: there is a global epidemic of violence against women, and South Africa is at its epicenter.
Two days before Steenkamp’s death, there were protests outside of the South African parliament about the failures of the state to adjudicate the unsolved rapes and murders of women across the country. As the executive director of the Rape Crisis Centre Kathleen Dey said on February 12, “There are no overnight cures to the scourge of rape that is affecting South Africa. We have the highest instance of rape in the world and we cannot continue in this way.” The official statistics are shocking. Every seventeen seconds a woman is raped in South Africa yet just one out of nine women report it and only 14 percent of perpetrators are convicted. The Rape Crisis Centre and other organizations are starved for funds, with the demand for social services, counseling and even HIV tests far outstripping their capacity.
There have also had to be demonstrations against what the Women’s League of the African National Congress has termed “femicide.” In this country of 50 million people, three women a day are killed by their partners. When news of Steenkamp’s death became front-page news across the country, it pushed out ongoing headlines of the February 2 Western Cape gang rape and mutilation of a 17-year-old girl named Anene Booysen. Before her death, Booysen identified one of her perpetrators: it was someone she both trusted and knew.
This is hardly a South African problem, of course. We are confronting nothing less than a global system of brutal misogyny. Too many men across the world see too many women as repositories of their rage, frustration, narcissism or simply their will to enact violence. The World Health Organization’s reports that depending on the country, anywhere from “15% (Japan) to 71% (Ethiopia) of women report physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner at some point in their lives.” Like in South Africa, every statistic on this issue must be viewed with skepticism because of the transnational stigmas and shame that silence women who have survived.
In the United States, rape culture and the rape it produces have been normalized to the point where Notre Dame athletes accused of rape can take the field for a national championship football game without a peep from the sports pages. It’s a country where Fox News host Bob Beckel can ask incredulously, “When’s the last time you heard about rape on a college campus?” It’s a country, and a world, where people are now saying enough is enough.
It’s a global problem that will get solved only with a global response if we want to even dream of a world where violence against women is a relic of history. That’s the sentiment behind initiatives like “One Billion Rising to End Violence Against Women and Girls,” and this kind of brave solidarity and support is extremely welcome. This very solidarity was displayed by Reeva Steenkamp herself just before her death. Distraught over the murder of Anene Booysen, Steenkamp sent out an instragam message. It read, “I woke up in a happy safe home this morning. Not everyone did. Speak out against the rape of individuals in SA. RIP Anene Booysen.” Short of a billion of us rising, happy and safe homes will not be a reality for the women of the world. It should be. We have to act now unless we want to keep telling the stories of Kasandra Perkins, Anene Booysen and Reeva Steenkamp over and over again, only with different names.
Zachary Quinto takes his two pet dogs for a walk in the brisk weather on Wednesday (February 20) in Cambridge, Mass.
The 35-year-old actor is in town performing in The Glass Menagerie at the American Repertory Theater.
You know those tall, leggy beauties that normally carry the Oscar trophies so the stars can present them?
They’ve been replaced this year by aspiring filmmakers. Six college students from across the country won a contest to help present the Oscar statuettes this year.
“This tradition of the buxom babe that comes out and brings the trophy to the presenter to give to the winner seemed to be very antiquated and kind of sexist, too,” said Neil Meron, co-producer of this year’s Academy Awards. “They’re just there to be objectified. Why can’t we have people who actually care about film and are the future of film be the trophy presenters?”
So he and co-producer Craig Zadan developed a contest directed at college students that asked: How will you contribute to the future of film? More than 1,100 students submitted essays and videos, and six were chosen to appear on the Oscar telecast.
They attended their first rehearsal Wednesday.
“I’m still in shock,” said ChaRon Brabham, 20, of Brooklyn, a theater major at State University of New York, Pottsdam. “I can’t believe it, but it’s real!”
The winning students each turned in an essay and a 30-second video about their aims in the film industry, and all said the opportunity to appear on the Oscar show is life changing.
“Hollywood has always been a dream that was so far away,” said Hearin Ko, 19, a sophomore at Boston’s Emerson College who hails from Seoul, Korea. “To finally be here and see everything, it brings the dream closer to me. This can really happen if I try hard. It’s not as far as I thought it was.”
Abe Diaz of DePaul University in Chicago is a chemistry major who always considered film a hobby.
“This is the fork in the road right now,” said the 18-year-old son of two doctors. “It’ll definitely help in making me more aware if this is something I can do.”
All six winning students will walk on the Oscar stage during Sunday’s ceremony. They’re each getting a makeover and formal tuxedo or gown for the event as well.
“For a film student to be at the Oscars is huge,” said Jennifer Brofer, 30, a Marine Corps veteran who is now a film student at the University of Texas at Austin. “This is where we aspire to be one day.”
Other student presenters include AJ Young, from Columbia College Chicago, and Tatenda Mbudzi, a Zimbabwe native studying at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Meron said he hopes the student-presenters become an annual Oscar tradition.
“There’s a legacy that we bring,” he said. “And if we never do the show again, we would love for this to continue.”
ngl, this is pretty awesome I hope they do something like this next year I would totally try to enter in the contest.
Rapper Ja Rule left an upstate New York prison Thursday morning after serving most of his two-year sentence for illegal gun possession and headed straight into federal custody in a tax case.
The rapper, who had been in protective custody because of his celebrity, has some time remaining on a 28-month sentence for tax evasion that ran concurrently. Ja Rule may have less than six months left and may be eligible for a halfway house, defense attorney Stacey Richman said. Back taxes are one of the main reasons he wants to get back to work.
"Many people are looking forward to experiencing his talent again," Richman said.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Mack said Atkins owed the IRS $1.1 million and didn't immediately know what if any had been paid. In March 2011 he admitted in federal court that he failed to pay taxes on more than $3 million he earned between 2004 and 2006 while he lived in Saddle River, N.J.
"I in no way attempted to deceive the government or do anything illegal," he told the judge. "I was a young man who made a lot of money - I'm getting a little choked up - I didn't know how to deal with these finances, and I didn't have people to guide me, so I made mistakes."
Richman said Ja Rule is looking forward to his daughter's graduation.
More bad news for NBC: The one-time No. 1 network has fallen to fifth place in the Nielsen TV ratings during the important February sweeps period, according to Deadline.com.
Sweeps occurs four weeks each year, when networks inundate TV audiences with hairpin plot turns, tear-inducing weddings, jaw-dropping deaths and more major moments all in the hopes of giving their ratings a vital boost during the critical periods when Nielsen surveys the country's TV viewing habits.
The Peacock network started the TV season off strong with hits like "Revolution" and "The Voice" and even won November sweeps. But once those shows went into hiatus in November and December respectively, NBC's numbers quickly crumbled. Deadline reports that during the February sweeps period, NBC has averaged a 1.2 rating in the key 18-49 advertising demographic, while Univision has brought in a 1.5 rating. It's a far cry from NBC's reign at the top in November, which was the network's first time in the lead since 2003.
"This is a great thing for our morale, if nothing else," Bob Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, told the Associated Press in November. "But I'm the first one to say there will be ups and downs for the next few years."
This is just another blow to NBC as it continues its downward spiral. "Smash," a former hit and the pet project of several executives at the network, including Greenblatt, recently returned for Season 2 to very low numbers. In its second outing, the show fell even lower, bringing in 3.3 million viewers and a 0.9 rating. Freshman hits "The New Normal" and "Go On" have also fallen in recent weeks (the latest episode of "The New Normal" also pulled a 0.9 rating). Compare that to CBS, which has shows pulling in more than 21 million viewers ("NCIS") and 5.5 ratings ("The Big Bang Theory").
According to Vulture's Joe Adalian, AMC's "Talking Dead," a talk show companion to their smash hit "The Walking Dead," did better in the key 18-49 demo than many of NBC's programs.
"You get the feeling that it's never gonna be possible to move the needle again," Greenblatt said. "You just keep fighting against the forces that are coming at you in a crowded environment, with more programming on more networks than in the history of our business, and you start to feel like it's never gonna be possible to do anything dramatic."
Both "Revolution" and "The Voice" return in March, and NBC could find itself back on top again ... emphasis on could.
Adam, Blake and Anders stopped by SportsNation to produce the show.
The writers and stars of "Workaholics" - Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine and Anders Holm - try out different varieties of delicious, mouth-watering baby food while wearing bibs and blindfolds. You know, like you do... See who can manage to guess what flavors they're eating! Also participating in What's Trending's first Baby Food Challenge is host
Reese and Finch track a lethal and most formidable operative on the run
“Relevance” – A lethal and sexy government operative who tracks and stops terrorist threats before they occur finds herself on the run – and the new focus of Reese and Finch’s attention. However, their pursuit proves to be their most formidable when they discover that her remarkable skillset equals their own, on PERSON OF INTEREST, Thursday, Feb. 21 (9:00 – 10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Series Executive Producer Jonathan Nolan directed the episode. Sarah Shahi (Life, Fairly Legal, The L Word) guest stars as government operative Samantha Shaw. Also guest starring are Ken Leung (yasssssss he’s back) and Paul Sparks (who, btw, is the real-life husband of Annie Parisse aka Kara Stanton).
Person of Interest: Sarah Shahi previews her debut
If Jason Bourne and Catwoman had a daughter, it would be agent Samantha Shaw, Sarah Shahi’s character on this Thursday’s Person of Interest. Her words. And with a description like that, Shahi says “it was kind of impossible not to do it.”
So what exactly brings Shaw into the fold? That’s hard to explain without ruining a few secrets about this special episode, but what Shahi could say was that Shaw crosses paths with Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Finch (Michael Emerson) after her number comes up. But their first encounters don’t go exactly as planned.
“The first couple of times they try to save me, I don’t know who the f— they are, so I try to kill them,” she laughs. But her survivor’s spirit is a result of Shaw’s damaged past, she explains. “All she knows is that she’s has nowhere to go. Her own country has turned against her and she has no idea who these guys are. She feels like she can’t trust anybody but herself.” (Tease: By the end of the episode, Reese and Finch might work their way into her good graces.)
Thursday won’t be fans’ only taste of Shaw. The character is set to return, and Shahi says she’d jump at the opportunity to do so. “The dynamic is great and working with [Caviezel and Emerson] is so great — even the tiniest look is full of so much,” the former Fairly Legal star says. “There’s TV and then there’s Person of Interest.”
MICKEY DOYLE ON POI, I CAN’T HANDLE IT TBH. The press release better not be lying to me.
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Hey there, baby Bash!
Amber Rose Instagrammed a photo of Wiz Khalifa holding their newborn baby, Sebastian "The Bash" Taylor Thomaz on Friday.
In the adorable pic, Wiz, wearing a floral print pink hoodie, cradles his bundled-up baby boy sweetly in his arms. "Best daddy ever…" Amber wrote. "Up with the baby so Muva can go back to sleep :-)"
The first-time dad proudly tweeted the arrival of "The Bash" on Thursday, encouraging his fans to "welcome this perfect young man into the world."
Amber echoed the rapper's joy, tweeting, "Happy Birthday to our baby boy Sebastian 'The Bash' Taylor Thomaz! I'm so happy u guys I fell in love all over again! :-)"
Earlier this month, the couple said they were planning on a "hands-on" home water birth with "no medication."
We're happy to see things worked out well!Amber echoed the rapper's joy, tweeting, "Happy Birthday to our baby boy Sebastian 'The Bash' Taylor Thomaz! I'm so happy u guys I fell in love all over again! :-)"
I like this song.
This is either a great day for The Vampire Diaries or a sad day for the big broadcast networks.
The CW’s supernatural drama delivered a higher rating in the valuable adults 18-49 demographic than either NBC’s comedies or ABC’s drama in the 8 p.m. hour. It’s not that TVD’s numbers were particularly high — with 2.9 million viewers and a 1.3 rating, the show was up 30 percent in the demo from last week, yet still within its usual performance range. But that was still enough to top the hourly average of Community plus Parks and Recreation on NBC, as well as the second week of Zero Hour on ABC. The latter dropped 21 percent from its premiere to a 1.1 rating (think we’re about one week from being able to use a “Zero Hour gets zero rating” headline). Still, there was some good news for ABC: Grey’s Anatomy rose 7 percent despite a weakening lead-in and facing American Idol this week.
Also: Fox’s two-hour “Sudden Death” edition of Idol was up 8 percent. CBS shows were all basically steady. NBC’s Community dropped yet again, down 8 percent to a series low. Parks was down 13 percent to a series low and 1600 Penn was down 9 percent to a low.
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Justin Timberlake will do a week of appearances on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” from March 11–15 (12:35am ET on NBC) where he will perform each night and Chat with Fallon. This is all to celebrate the launch of his third solo album, “The 20/20 Experience.” Timberlake is scheduled to perform each night and will sit down to chat with Fallon on Monday and Friday. His visit will mark the first time any featured artist has appeared in every show during a single week.
justin's official site
Diane Lane is the one who threw in the towel ... we've learned she's the one who filed legal docs for divorce from Josh Brolin.
We found the legal docs, which were filed February 15 -- right after Valentine's Day -- in L.A. County Superior Court.
We know Lane claims she has been separated from Brolin for quite a while.
As for why they split ... they had lots of issues. Four months after they married in 2004, Brolin was arrested for spousal battery, but the charges were dropped.
He was also arrested for fighting in a bar in Louisiana in 2008. Drinking was involved. Interestingly, when he was arrested, he turned to his buddy, actor Jeffrey Wright, and said, "My wife is gonna be so happy." Brolin eventually copped a plea.
And Brolin was arrested in Santa Monica this past New Year's Day for public intoxication.
Adrienne Maloof has no problem landing men -- but last night in Los Angeles, she paid $25,000 for a makeout session with Mario Lopez ... and it was all for a good cause.
Maloof and Lopez were part of the Have a Heart Auction in Honor of Zeke (HelpZeke.com) ... an event to raise money for Zeke Kendall, a 20-year-old man who underwent heart transplant surgery last month.
The auction -- held at Mixology at The Grove -- featured a red dress from the Kim Kardashian collection (worn by Kim herself) and a signed Charlie Sheen jersey from the movie "Major League" (see below).
But "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star (for now) Adrienne Maloof saved her money for the chance to lay one on the hunky Lopez ... forking over 25 large in the process.
Maloof either has a huge heart or she's a huge fan of "Saved by the Bell" ... or both.
Kim Zolciak’s Child Molester Ex-Husband & To Be Released From Prison On Valentine’s Day
The bad news just keeps coming for Kim Zolciak.
The ex-husband of The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is set to be released from prison in February after serving time for molesting a 15-year-old girl, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
Daniel Dominic Toce, the father of the reality star’s oldest daughter, has been behind bars since 2011 after pleading guilty to a single count of felony sex abuse against a minor.
He was serving his 2 ½ years sentence at the MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution in Connecticut, a maximum security prison, but RadarOnline.com has confirmed he was recently transferred to the Brooklyn Correctional Institution in Connecticut, a level 3 medium security facility, in preparation for his release.
Toce is scheduled to be set free on Valentine’s Day — February 14, 2013.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, at the time of his initial incarceration, Kim was consulting lawyers to see if she could terminate Daniel’s parental rights.
His recent ex-wife, Mary Toce, said she wanted Daniel to “rot in prison” for what he did to the victim.
Kim’s ex is required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, and he will remain on probation for 10 years.
RHONJ Kathy Wakile rumored to be downgraded to a friend of the housewives
The housewives from New Jersey have been filming the current season for a couple of months and rumor has it that this newest season will already air in May. However, the stars of the show have been rather silent about what is going on in New Jersey at the moment, and according to a new Reality Tea report released on Feb. 4, “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Kathy Wakile could be on the show less than the previous season. The report talks about a rumor that Kathy has actually be downgraded to a friend of the housewives, which would make room for the new rumored housewife, a friend of Teresa Giudice.
According to the report, “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Kathy Wakile is no longer a full housewife. Last season, fans saw how Kathy was there because she was friendly with the Gorgas and the Giudices despite the family drama, but besides her children growing up and her pursuing a dessert business venture, her plot line didn’t involve much drama. Over the years, the show has become much more about the drama and less about the actual life of the average housewife."
In addition, the report claims that “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Kathy Wakile’s husband Richard is furious about this downgrade, and he has supposedly acted out on Twitter about it. And one can imagine that he would be upset given there is a pay cut from Bravo with the demotion. Would you be upset of Kathy wasn’t a full housewife anymore?"
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.