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  • 03/03/13--17:10: ✩ "fire her stylist!!"✩
  • Iconic actress Jessica Chastain makes her rounds at Paris Fashion Week.





    At Givenchy






    w/ bff Amanda Seyfried


    At Viktor & Rolf


    w/ bff Jennifer Lawrence










    Do we love it????

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    Actress Aya Ueto (27) models Spring/Summer 2013 Dior couture in the April issue of Sweet magazine:













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    While more cable channels are starting to get into the reality business, History has decided to go the opposite way, in a big way. After the critical success of its first scripted series, Hatfields & McCoys, History has commissioned a new 9-part scripted series, Vikings, which was made with a reported budget of over $40 million (twice what was spent on the 10-part epic that proceeds it, the stilted Mark Burnett-produced miniseries The Bible). What’s interesting about the juxtaposition of the two series is how much Vikings actually includes theology into its own narrative, and not just of the Norse mythological kind. There isn’t a great deal of history about the Vikings (since history was written primarily by those from whom they pillaged), but series writer and creator Michael Hirst (The Tudors) uses that to play with our perception of these fearsome Norsemen.

    The series follows the legendary Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), who finds a fascination not in pillaging lands on summer raids (not that he is against it), but rather with the new cultures he comes into contact with as he plunders his way across Europe. Don’t let that make you think this is a sissy series, though – Vikings is brutal and broody and fast-paced. Hit the jump for more.

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    "I don't get it. It's not that serious." Most likely conclusion to this post.

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    The One Direction heartthrob has become smitten with the 22-year-old actress after watching her collect the Best Actress Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards last Sunday and is now "begging" mutual friends to introduce them.

    A close pal of Harry's told the Daily Star newspaper: "He fell in love with Jennifer after watching her speech at the Oscars. Harry likes goofy girls and thinks it's hilarious that she fell over as she went to accept her award for Best Actress.

    "And obviously, like most men, he thinks she's drop-dead gorgeous. He's been begging mutual friends who know Jen to put the word out for him so they can hook up next time they're in the same city.

    "Harry is quietly confident because he normally gets whichever girl he sets his sights on."


    It was only last week that the 19-year-old lothario was spotted flirting with model Millie Brady at the BRIT Awards in London and Harry has apparently already made more plans to see the British beauty.

    A source said: "Nothing actually happened between them that night - there were too many people about. But there was some pretty serious flirting going on. She and Harry plan on meeting up at this weekend or next week.

    "They are talking about hitting a few clubs. It's obvious they are keen to see each other again but they won't want it to look like a date."

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    The former Victoria's Secret supermodel was spotted on the set of the NBC reality show in New Orleans Sunday, amid speculation she signed on to fill the program's fourth judge's chair, a source tells E! News.

    Klum is being referred to as "the new judge" on the set and everything points to it being official, our source went on to say, adding that it seems like she is excited to be on AGT and get going.

    Rumors began circulating on Sunday that Klum was a judge on the show after TMZ posted an on-set photo of AGT filming in New Orleans—the pic showed the name "Heidi" above one of the judgin chairs, along with Howie Mandel, Howard Stern and Mel B. labeled on the other seats. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Heidi indeed is set to become the show's fourth judge.

    While the former Project Runway host has kept mum on AGT rumors, she did give her Twitter followers a hint that she was gearing up for a new adventure, tweeting, "Going on a journey," along with a photo of an airplane.

    Klum would be the latest celeb to sign on to the show, following former Spice Girls member Mel B. who will take over Sharon Osbourne's seat.


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    I love this show so much. Two more episodes left for the season :(

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    Uncle Jesse Drums on the Keys' New Album, Calls Patrick Carney an 'Inspiration'



    Following the success of their last grammy-winning album, El Camino, The Black Keys are really "reaching for the stars" on their new album follow up, and one of those stars include Full House's Uncle Jesse, aka John Stamos, reports MTV News.

    "We're working with John Stamos," Carney of the Keys said. "He's actually performing the drums on our album."

    You got it babe..."Uncle Jesse" will be drumming his way into The Black Keys newest album.

    Stamos, known as the cool, impressively-coiffed "Uncle Jesse" on Full House, has been an on-and-off drummer for the Beach Boys for several years, according to Elmore Magazine. He also showcased his musical talents on the 1990's hit sitcom by playing random cameos with his on-tv band Jesse and the Rippers.

    John Stamos tweeted at Patrick Carney of The Black Keys on February 19th:


    Although Stamos may think Carney is an "inspiration", according to recent news, most beliebers would have to disagree. Justin Bieber fans lashed out against the drummer for his negative comments about their pop idol after the Grammys a few weeks back.

    "Grammys are for, like, music," Carney said. "Not for money ... and he's making a lot of money. He should be happy, I guess."

    Once Bieber responded by saying that Carney needs to be "slapped around" a little, Beliebers had Justin's back and took to Twitter with rage. Youngins tweeted insults at Carney, prompting the Grammy-winning musician to take on a fake Bieber profile for his own Twitter page, according to Daily News.

    He changed his name to Justin Bieber, though he kept the "@patrickcarney" handle, with a profile description that reads "official twitter for the actual verified Justin Bieber DOS virtual buddy."

    Moving past the recent Justin drama, The Black Keys refocus on what's most important, their music. In addition to addition Stamos to their new album, the Keys will also be re-teaming with frequent collaborator Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton on their new album, according to MTV.

    The other Black Keys member, Dan Auerbach, explained in a previous interview a few months back, "We're going to start making the new album in the second week of January and we're hoping to have it done by some time in March ... The record isn't written yet, we'll do it when we get into the studio. This is when we both work best, when we're dying to make an album. All of our records take place in the studio, in that we make stuff up while we're there."

    After playing a series of shows in April and May with special guests The Flaming Lips, according to Spin.com, they will reportedly take the summer off.

    As for John Stamos, besides drumming on the Keys new album, after stints on ER, Glee, and The New Normal in the last few years, Stamos is set to star in NBC's I Am Victor, a drama about "a high powered divorce attorney with a unique view of relationships," as noted by Vulture.

    We look forward to seeing and hearing the latest from tv's best looking uncle..."have mercy!"


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    In other news...
    Dan Auerbach has reportedly split from his wife

    The Black Keys had an indisputably successful night at this year's Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, taking home three awards, but things aren't completely peachy keen for guitarist Dan Auerbach's personal life.

    Several sources confirm to Us Weekly that Auerbach, who makes up one-half of the platinum-selling group with drummer Patrick Carney, is currently going through a divorce from his wife, Stephanie Gonis.

    "Dan's wife wasn't there [at the ceremony] because they are going through a divorce," a source told Us, adding that the split is "unfortunate." The musician also attended the show with his wedding band noticeably absent.

    Auerbach, 33, and Gonis have one daughter together, 4-year-old Sadie Little Auerbach. A rep for the musician did not respond to a request for comment.


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    Cyndi Lauper is no fan of the music industry -- that is when it comes to allegedly forcing artists to produce music that only focuses on sex and violence.

    Appearing on Sirius XM's Hip-Hop channel Shade 45 recently, Lauper made her thoughts public when discussing some of her favorite Hip Hop acts, including Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne.
    "I like Nicki Minaj a lot. My son went through all the hip hop stuff with me and he showed me that 50's voice is kind of butter smooth. I still like Snoop because he makes me laugh. I think that Lil Wayne has written some very powerful things about his life," Lauper said before getting very candid about her views on music..
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    "I think though the industry itself makes you not be able to write about issues. They don't want issues out there so they make the kids write about sex and violence and that impacts the young African American women in a way that they feel is a little negative."

    While that is how she feels about the issue, Cyndi Lauper is optimistic that things will change...
    "Everything changes so it'll turn around," she says


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    Even though he put "Robopocalypse" on hold to figure out the script, 2013 is still shaping up to be a very busy and exciting year for Steven Spielberg. He was recently named as the jury president for the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, he's producing "Jurassic Park IV," which stomps back into theaters next year, he's working with Tom Hanks on another "Band Of Brothers"-esque series for HBO, and now he's making an unrealized dream project from one of the greatest filmmakers of all time come back to life.

    "I've been developing Stanley Kubrick's screenplay -- for a miniseries not for a motion picture -- about the life of Napoleon. Kubrick wrote the script in 1961, a long time ago," Spielberg told French network Canal+. That's really about it. There are no details on if he'll direct or how far along into development it is, but Spielberg is working with Kubrick's estate on the project.

    As devotees of Kubrick know, this is probably the grandaddy of all of the helmer's unrealized projects. "Napoleon" was massively researched, with literally tens of thousands of location photos, slides of imagery and endless notes and details about the historic leader that filled up boxes upon boxes upon boxes in Kubrick's archives (so much in fact, that it formed the foundation of a rather amazing book on the subject). But the movie was never to be. MGM and United Artists both balked at producing the movie, which would have required thousands of extras and more, saying it was too risky in the wake of expensive endeavors like 1968's "War And Peace" and 1970's "Waterloo" that struggled to make their money back. Kubrick would eventually tackle "Barry Lyndon," which takes place 15 years before the Napoleonic wars, but he still longed to make the movie. He even drafted screenplays, with the 1969 version available right here.

    And of course, this isn't the first time Spielberg has taken a Kubrick project across the finish line. 2001's "A.I." first started as a Kubrick project as far back as the 1970s, and he developed it slowly right up to the early '90s, when he then presented it to Spielberg, thinking his sensibilities would be better suited for it. Spielberg declined, but decided to tackle it after the filmmaker's passing.

    But back to "Napoleon," this is pretty massive and exciting news, and while we can forever wonder what Kubrick might have done, there is no doubt that given piles upon piles of research material, Spielberg and his team will have a pretty good idea of what he was aiming for. Hopefully, there will be more news to come soon. Watch below -- Spielberg talks about "Napoleon" at the 9:14 mark. [Cinema Teaser]


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    The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog asked South Korean director Chan-wook Park about Spike Lee's remake of his Oldboy film in an interview posted on Sunday:

    Has Spike Lee approached you about his remake of “Oldboy”?

    I'm involved in the film as much as how I'd like if I were doing a remake of another filmmaker's film, how I'd like that original filmmaker to be involved in my remake. That, in other words, is nothing. I'm not involved. I don't really want to know anything about it. I want to close my eyes and close my ears to the remake. I want to go to the cinema as soon as it's out and I want to be amazed.

    Park's live-action film is itself an adaptation of Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi's Oldboy manga. Lee shot his remake with Josh Brolin (Milk, Men in Black 3), actress Elizabeth Olsen (Silent House, Martha Marcy May Marlene), Sharlto Copley (District 9, The A-Team), Samuel L. Jackson (Jungle Fever, Pulp Fiction, The Avengers), and James Ransone (Sinister, Inside Man, The Next Three Days) last fall.

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    think he'll get some sort of credit in the ending credits?

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    The announcement that J.J Abrams would direct 'Star Wars: Episode VII' has always been a slightly controversial one. Having directed the only 'Star Trek' film to have ever won an Academy Award, his ties to the 'Star Trek' franchise are obvious… so how will this affect the 'Star Wars' universe? Actress Zoe Saldana, who played Uhura in the 'Star Trek' reboot, has revealed that she's incredibly keen to get a part in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'. In an interview with E! Online at this year's Oscars, she explained that she's thrilled to see Abrams make the switch from 'Star Trek' to 'Star Wars'.

    "I'm totally ecstatic," she said. But then, she might not be so forgiving if Abrams chooses to leave 'Star Trek' completely. "We are going to give him s--t because we don't want him to ever think about leaving just in case we go into a third instalment of Star Trek."

    With the success of his 'Star Trek' reboot and the hype surrounding its latest instalment, 'Star Trek Into Darkness', it's easy to see why they're reluctant to let him go. But is it okay for the crew of the Enterprise to jump ship in favour of a galaxy far, far away? Zoe Saldana is certainly considering it, although her aspirations sound a bit familiar…

    "I'm getting ready to call them, I tell you that," she said. "I want to be a sexy something, like a princess from another planet."

    Let's face it - Zoe Saldana wants to be the next Princess Leia and while there are plenty of fans who wouldn't mind catching a glimpse of her in a gold bikini, I'm not sure that's a good enough reason to get her on board. There have already been plenty of rumours about Simon Pegg's involvement with 'Episode VII' and while he's keen to point out that it's "absolute Bantha poodoo", you can't help wondering whether Abrams will cross that line and bring in his old friends from 'Star Trek'.

    On one hand, it's always great to see directors working with their favourite actors - you only have to look at Tim Burton to see that he tends to work best when he's directing Johnny Depp. But when it comes to crossing over from 'Star Trek' to 'Star Wars'… that's an entirely different matter.

    Fans have already expressed concerns about Abrams monopolising the two biggest science-fiction franchises and I have to admit, it's something that still worries me. J.J Abrams is without a doubt, a fantastic director. But can one man really take the helm of both 'Star Trek' and 'Star Wars' without blurring the line in-between? If he does turn to the actors from 'Star Trek', he'll be boldly going where no man has gone before…

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    "Once Upon A Time" cast at the PaleyFest 2013 at the Saban Theater in Los Angeles on March 3, 2013.



















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    Well, she may have bored the Internet to tears, but Lady Gaga hasn't lost her touch when it comes to riling up notoriously violent Islamic fundamentalist groups. Last year Mother Monster had to cancel her June 3 concert in Indonesia, when Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) threatened to send 30,000 of its members to prevent her from entering the country's capital. This according to the Hollywood Reporter, who explain that a lawsuit has now arisen from the incident.

    The Lady's concert promoters — Live Nation LGTours, Mermaid Touring, and the Atom Factory — are suing insurance provider Lloyds of London for failing to make good on a pricey "Terrorism Policy," which should entitle her people to the "ascertained net loss" for gigs forfeited due to "the sole and direct result of Terrorism and/or Sabotage or Threat." They're asking for at least $75,000 to cover the loss, plus punitive damages for breach of contract and the like.

    Why is all of this coming up now? Well, there's a good chance it's related to Gaga calling off the remaining dates of her Born This Way Ball due to doctor's orders (she's currently recovering from hip surgery) — with $25 million in ticket sales to refund, her camp would be wise to quickly collect on any outstanding debts. It's not easy being the Queen of the Universe. No word yet as to how the mannequin and merkin industries plan to recover from their related loss.

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    Art imitates life in the video for Kat Dahlia’s debut single “Gangsta.” The 22-year-old Cuban-American singer reflects on the hardships her mother faced while raising her and her siblings following her parents’ divorce. The vibrant visuals were shot against the colorful backdrop of Kat’s hometown of Miami and incorporate her Cuban roots.

    “It was really important for me to shoot this video in Miami because this is my hometown,” said Kat. “I think that the richness and the culture, the colors, the story, it just felt right.”

    Kat is the first artist signed to Sylvia Rhone’s Vested in Culture label with Epic Records. She is readying her debut for release this year.

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    the song is giving me lana del rey, tbh

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    Two days past 18, He was waiting for the bus in his Army green ...

    Those are the first two lines from one of the most powerful songs I have ever heard, "Traveling Soldier." If you don't know it, I encourage you to look it up -- unless you're one of those folks who still hates the group that made the song popular, in which case, its beauty might be lost on you.

    It was 10 years ago this week -- as the country was barreling toward war with Iraq -- that Natalie Maines, lead singer of the Dixie Chicks, stood in front of a packed house in London and said:

    "Just so you know, we're on the good side with y'all. We do not want this war, this violence. And we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas."

    It didn't matter that the evidence to invade Iraq was questionable or that Maines later apologized. The damage was done, and one of the most popular acts in the country became its most hated. Its music was banned from radio, CDs were trashed by bulldozers, and one band member's home was vandalized. Maines introduced "Soldier" with a call for peace, but she would soon find that the group needed metal detectors installed at entrances to shows on its stateside tour because of death threats.

    It was a classic case of freedom of speech meeting the irrational repercussions of that speech. "Soldier" is not only their last No. 1, it's still their last single to chart in the top 30. Officially, they've been on hiatus since 2006, but Maines, who is planning on releasing a solo CD in May, recently said, "I just don't feel like it's the Dixie Chicks' time."

    For anyone who appreciates great music, this admission should be vexing. Prior to Maines' 2003 comments, the group's previous two CDs had sold at least 10 million copies each, and they were singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. In two years, they had won eight Academy of Country Music Awards, including the male-dominated Entertainer of the Year category in 2000. But they didn't reach that level of popularity because of sexy outfits and Auto-Tuned vocals. They are immensely talented.
    If anything, Maines and company should be viewed as prophets, not pariahs,
    considering that the weapons of mass destruction the Bush administration led the country to believe Saddam Hussein was housing were never found. Or that since 2006, the majority of Americans have felt the invasion was a mistake to begin with.

    And yet, despite all that we now know, the Chicks remain ostracized in the world they came from, as if they were the ones who presented false information to the United Nations Security Council; as if they waged a war Tony Blair's right-hand man now says "cannot be justified"; as if the misguided attack were their fault.

    Before the group was set to do an interview with Diane Sawyer in late April 2003 -- with hopes of stopping the public relations bleeding -- they questioned why they needed to grovel and beg for Bush's forgiveness. In a scene from the 2006 documentary "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing," their own PR rep explains, "he's got sky-high approval. The war couldn't be going better. By the time this interview airs ... the looting will be done; the rebuilding of Iraq will be started. ... Two weeks from now, it's going to be even a more positive situation."

    Soon after, Bush delivered a victory speech on the deck of an aircraft carrier, underneath a banner that read "Mission Accomplished." The war wasn't declared over until eight years later.
    And somehow, folks remain mad at the Chicks.

    Last week, in marking the 10-year anniversary of Maines' comments, Country Music Television asked fans whether the Chicks should be forgiven, and more than a third of responders said "no."
    Which probably explains why their next performances are in Canada.

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    lol its worth going to the source and reading all the crazy comments people are writing about the dixie chicks <3

    Everyone should go watch the iconic Shut Up And Sing

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