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    Kim Kardashian covered her baby bump in fur while strolling Paris on Monday, and it’s not sitting well with PETA.

    The animal rights advocacy group is once again blasting the reality TV star — who was infamously “flour bombed” by an activist last year — for her fashion choices.

    In a statement to Gossip Cop, PETA says Kardashian and boyfriend Kanye West will serve as “poor examples” to their unborn child, suggesting they’re on the track to being “greedy, self-absorbed parents” whose “blatantly cruel” use of animal products could revolt their children.

    Here’s the full statement:

    “Children naturally identify and empathize with animals — so even though Kim and Kanye will undoubtedly serve as poor examples when it comes to kindness toward animals, perhaps their child will take after Aunt Khloe and choose kindness by rejecting fur.”

    “Children who come from greedy, self-absorbed parents could follow their lead or break away and be alienated from and disgusted by them. Kim is a commodity: She is paid to wear things like fur or a particular makeup and to shake hands with dictators — so she is not a good example for a child or anyone else of how to show a social conscience. Thankfully, this child will be growing up in a time when most people know how blatantly cruel it is to buy a coat made from someone else’s skin — so there is hope.”


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    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died following a battle with cancer, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said today.

    Chavez died at 4:25 p.m., Maduro said.

    Chavez, who won re-election to a third six-year term in October after saying he was “totally free” of the disease, had not appeared in public since Dec. 10, when he flew to Cuba to undergo his fourth surgery since June 2011. Before leaving, the 58-year-old called on Venezuelans to vote for Vice President Nicolas Maduro should he be unable to complete his term, which began on Jan. 10.

    According to Venezuela’s constitution an election must be held within 30 days of the president’s death. It’s unclear whether Maduro or National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello will take over on an interim basis after the Supreme Court ruled in January that the ailing president could delay his swearing in for a new term.

    Chavez returned to Caracas on Feb. 18 and went directly to a military hospital, the government said at the time.


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    Making love to Oprah Winfrey is a life-changing experience ... so says Terrence Howard, who claims the best part about doing a sex scene with the Big O in their upcoming movie was her "tig ol' bitties."

    Seriously, Terrence said that in a recent interview with Movie Fanatic, in which he talks about his and Oprah's love-making scene in "The Butler," slated for release later this year.

    Terrence -- who plays Oprah's neighbor in the movie -- said, "Oprah and I had such chemistry. To be able to make out with Oprah and to have love scenes with her and those tig ol' bitties ... She's such a lovely, voluptuous woman ... That was wonderful."



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  • 03/05/13--15:15: Did Kellan Lutz Propose?

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    Game Of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke said she has even tried getting David Benioff and Dan Weiss drunk in order to find out how the series will end, but the show’s secrets are being kept under lock and key.

    The HBO fantasy is set to return for a third season this year, but Clarke is desperate to glimpse a little further down the road.

    ‘I’ve said to George ‘come on, tell me who wins, please!’ And he thinks I’m joking and I say, ‘no, no, I’m deadly serious!’’ she gushed. ‘His lips are sealed. And I’m sure that Davidand Dan know but they don’t tell anyone –I’ve got them drunk and they still wouldn’t tell me.

    ‘I’ve been pleading with them, ‘tell me who wins!’ And they won’t say a word. They’re under lock and key. ! But I care passionately about what happens to Dany. How could I not?’

    Game Of Thrones’ seconds season saw Clarke’s character Daenerys Targaryen transform from a shy young woman into a warrior would-be Queen with dragons in tow.

    ‘Dany is the most brilliant character and everything she comes up against – and she faces a lot of adversity – she survives and what I like about her is that she learns from every single mistake,’ she added.

    ‘I think the biggest thing about Dany is that she, unlike many of the other characters in the story, doesn’t have an egotistical desire to get the Iron Throne. It’s not like this need or obsessive desire, it’s her destiny and there’s no control over it.’

    Fans will get the chance to experience ‘a taste of Westeros’ next month when, bizarrely, Game Of Thrones goes on a food truck tour of London.

    Spiced, cracked wheat Medieval porridge and wild boar cured sausage with mustard preserved fruits will be served up, with the truck making stops at Goodge Street, Covent Garden, Soho and Liverpool Street on March 4. A special guest will be on board for the tour.


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    It's no joke. Jon Stewart, who's anchored Comedy Central's The Daily Show since 1999, will take a 12-week hiatus to make his feature directing debut.

    Stewart's project is Rosewater, an adaptation of Maziar Bahari's memoir Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity and Survival published in 2011. It tells the story of Bahari's travels to Iran in June 2009 to cover the country's presidential elections for the BBC.

    What was planned as a one-week trip turned into a nightmare when Bahari was held in an Iranian prison for 118 days and was subjected to brutal interrogations by a man he knew only by his scent — rosewater.

    Bahari was accused of being a spy, and one of the pieces of "evidence" used against him was an appearance he made on The Daily Show.

    Stewart, who wrote the Rosewater script, will leave the show for about 12 weeks this summer, and Daily Show regular John Oliver will guest-host eight weeks of new shows.


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    The brouhaha surrounding Orson Scott Card's involvement with a new Superman comic project has already caused one major change.

    Due to the media attention surrounding the science-fiction writer and his story in the forthcoming Adventures of Superman, artist Chris Sprouse — who was to illustrate a tale by Card and Aaron Johnston — has departed from the book, according to DC Comics.

    Scheduled to launch April 29, Adventures of Superman is a digital anthology of 10-page Superman short stories featuring the works of various creators that will be collected in print issues beginning in May.

    DC's announcement of the creative teams last month caused a furor, however, with the involvement of Card, the acclaimed Ender's Game author who has been criticized for his anti-gay stance and opinions on same-sex marriage.

    Fans and retailers called for boycotts of the print comic, and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender activist website collected more than 16,000 signatures on an online petition asking DC to drop Card from Adventures of Superman.

    "It took a lot of thought to come to this conclusion, but I've decided to step back as the artist on this story," Sprouse said in a statement released Tuesday. "The media surrounding this story reached the point where it took away from the actual work, and that's something I wasn't comfortable with. My relationship with DC Comics remains as strong as ever and I look forward to my next project with them."

    Due to the creative change, the Card story will not appear in the first collected issue out May 29. Instead, it will feature a story by writer Jeff Parker and artist Chris Samnee, as well as a tale by Jeff Lemire and one by writer Justin Jordan and artist Riley Rossmo.

    DC is also looking for a replacement illustrator for Card's story.

    "We fully support, understand and respect Chris's decision to step back from his Adventures of Superman assignment," the company said in a statement. "Chris is a hugely talented artist, and we're excited to work with him on his next DC Comics project. In the meantime, we will re-solicit the story at a later date when a new artist is hired."


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    The Red artist snagged the cover of Vanity Fair's April issue, and during a "girls-night-in at Swift's Nashville apartment" with writer Nancy Jo Sales, the 23-year-old made it clear that she was very apprehensive about discussing her personal life—and actually let a pal do all the talking when it came to ex Harry Styles.

    "She leaves her personal life to her music, she says she won't talk about anything personally," Sales exclusively tells E! News, "but you know I really kind of told her like, ‘Look, you know, let's talk.' And she really didn't wanna do it, but she finally relented and said, ‘Hey, I'll let you talk to this friend of mine if she'll say anything.' Which she did."

    And, according to Sales, Swift's friend wanted to make one thing specifically clear.

    "Why I think her friend was so intent on setting the record straight was that she felt that Taylor has been misrepresented in the media, because the media has been skewing everything so towards the guys' version of the stories, not the girl's version of the story."

    So what has the media gotten wrong? Why did her relationship with the One Direction singer fail? Watch the clip to find out!

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    And here's the entire quote reguarding the Golden Globes joke:

    "I was just sort of like, 'Oh well, you know, I can laugh at myself,'" she said. She was supposedly in the bathroom during the riff, according to E! News. "But what it ended up adding to was this whole kind of everyone jumping on the bandwagon of 'Taylor dates too much.'"


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  • 03/05/13--16:13: YA and Body Image
  • The heroine of Eleanor & Park isn’t your typical YA heroine. She isn’t skinny. She has crazy red hair. She’s unsure of herself, yet she’s unwilling to be pushed around. She’s tough and guarded and when she falls for Park, her life isn’t magically changed—but she is.

    We were totally engrossed in Eleanor and Park’s rich, unputdownable story—just like John Green, who raves in the New York Times, “Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it’s like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it’s like to be young and in love with a book.”

    Today, author Rainbow Rowell stops by to tell us why she decided to write two unconventional-looking characters, and how, “if the right person finds you beautiful, you win. You win forever.”

    I don’t know exactly what Eleanor looks like.

    Maybe that sounds strange; I wrote Eleanor & Park—I created Eleanor.

    But my characters never quite physically step out of the haze for me when I’m writing. (Maybe I want readers to be able to fill in some of the details themselves . . .)

    Here’s all I can tell you for certain about Eleanor’s appearance:

    She has curly red hair, a thousand freckles, and a smile that can be scary. She’s pale. She’s fat. And Park thinks she’s beautiful—so she is.

    I think, when I was younger, I believed in—and yearned for—conventional beauty. I thought there was a spectrum from ugly to beautiful, and that you could objectively plot everyone you saw along it.

    I thought that some features were universally attractive, and others were universally repulsive. And that fat was the worst of the worst. Fat was what canceled out everything good. Fat was what made you unlovable. (Sucks to be me, FML, etc.)

    I’m not sure when I figured out what a big (fat) lie that is; some days, I’m still sorting through it. But I knew, when I started writing a book about a 16-year-old girl, that I didn’t want to write about the 16-year-old girl who’s already on the cover of every book. (Though not necessarily in their pages.) The one with the long dark hair and the giant eyes, and the arms and legs that barely taper. That girl’s fine—she’s beautiful. But she doesn’t have the corner on beautiful.

    If you were an alien who came to our bookstores—or browsed our teen magazines—you’d think that only Earth girls who look like Mila Kunis ever got any action</b> (lolno, try blake livelys and lauren conrads</i>).

    But real girls who are that kind of beautiful—the kind of beautiful that everyone can agree on—are few and far between.

    And that’s okay; it doesn’t really matter in life or love. You don’t have to be the kind of beautiful that everyone can agree on. If the right person finds you beautiful, you win. You win forever.

    Eleanor & Park by Rainbow RowellIn my book, both Eleanor and Park struggle with their appearance. Eleanor feels too big, Park feels too small. And sometimes they wonder whether they’re allowed to be together—or with anyone. Whether they’re attractive enough to be loved.

    In my own high school, there were maybe four guys who were on the approved crush list. All the other boys were considered too weird or too nerdy, too skinny or too short . . . I used to keep my crushes secret from my friends, so that they wouldn’t think there was something wrong with me for liking these dorks.

    And I also remember guys who seemed embarrassed to like me as much as they did. Guys who would play with my hair and walk me home from school—then ask some other girl to Homecoming.

    Getting out of high school makes all of this easier—just getting away from the politics and groupthink. It gets easier to see with your own eyes.

    When you actually fall in love, no one sees that other person the way that you do. And what you see is so much more than the sum of that person’s physical parts. Attraction is what happens between you. It’s not universal. And it’s not conventional. And thank God for that.

    I hope that big/thick/fat/chubby/curvy/not-so-thin girls see themselves in Eleanor. And believe they’re as lovable as she is.

    But what I really hope is that the book is another voice out there telling anyone who reads it that there are no rules in love and attraction—except for the ones you make with the person you choose and who chooses you.


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    jk no new bf

    but she is wearing YMCMB sweatpants, who should she date next, ONTD?

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    Third Man Records is as excited as we are proud to announce a once in a lifetime pairing of two of modern music's leading ladies, as Brittany Howard and Ruby Amanfu forces for the "I Wonder" b/w  "When My Man Comes Home" Single (TMR 201).

    The new single features the Grammy-nominated Alabama Shakes frontwoman teaming up with the Third Man family member who first caught our ears on Jack White's "Love Interruption" for two reinterpretations of boldly contrasting source material: Side A features their take on "I Wonder," originally performed by Rodriguez, subject of the Oscar-winning documentary Searching For Sugar Man, while side B finds Howard also picking up her acoustic guitar as the two sing their version of "When My Man Comes Home," originally recorded by Memphis Minnie, the immortal composer of "When The Levee Breaks" among others.

    The single also features The Buzzards' Dominic Davis on electric and upright bass, Daru Jones on drums, Cory Younts on piano, Ikey Owens on keys and Hammond B3 and Fats Kaplin on electric guitar, lap steel and mandolin. Pre-order the 7" single here, available March 12th.


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    We've already had four X-Men flicks, but that could be just the beginning.

    As we get ready for the second solo Wolverine flick and the fifth team X-Men film in Days of Future Past, it's hard not to think of what other cinematic stories might be lurking in the long and complex history of X-Men comics. After all, this team was once the most popular in the medium, and their popularity has yielded a number of memorable sagas that are perfect for the silver screen. Some (like God Loves, Man Kills and the legendary Dark Phoenix Saga) have already had their cinematic day, but others are still waiting for their moment.

    So as we await the triumphant return of the X-Men to movie theaters, we can't help but wonder what other X-Men comic-book sagas would be well suited to blockbuster glory.

    1. Mutant Massacre (1986): The X-men Head underground to save the morlocks, and things go very, very bad. It’s one of the most iconic X-Men events in the history of the team, plus there’s lots of Wolverine vs. Sabretooth action.

    2. House Of M(2005): What if the mutant Scarlet Witch took her reality-altering powers too far as a result of a severe delusion? What if the fate of mutant kind hung in the balance? This major Marvel event is ripe for cinematic plucking, even if it does mean the mutant population would be severely reduced.

    (OP note: This would be a PERFECT way to unite the entire franchise to have the Avengers appear and The Amazing Spiderman)

    3. Messiah Complex (2007-2008): In the Aftermath of severe reduction in the mutant population, the first mutant child in a long while is born. Many factions vie for it, but who will take control? Though it might need to serve as a movie sequel to House Of M, this story could certainly turn into one of the most exciting X-flicks ever made.

    (Op Note: It would make an AWESOME sequel to House Of M and would be full of death and a movie way of resurrecting Jean?)

    4. Schism (2011): Cyclops and Wolverine have always been at odds, but this time events get so drastic that they basically become full-on enemies.

    (Op Note: I would LOVE to see this. Of course for the movie they could change things but a newly resurrected Jean Grey child would totally make these two fight. Cyclops hoping to use her to save the mutant race and Wolverine wanting her to have a normal childhood.)

    5. Age Of Apocalypse (1995-1996) What if Charles Xavier died before his rivalry with Magneto ever began? That’s what this storyline posits, and it yielded a number of alternate paths for many of the most famous mutants in the Marvel Universe.

    (Op NOTE: this would be an awesome direction....made into many films. The first being the actual age and at the end sending people into the past to save Charles Xavier, leading into the second film in which you can show past action and Age action. The movie ending with a nuke going off to destroy the future and then Charles being saved...or some shit.)

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    In Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg, Ben Stiller played a depressed and embittered never-was rocker whose life had stalled. It’s a theme that the New York auteur revisits in Frances Ha, his upcoming black-and-white film that stars Stiller’s Greenberg co-star Greta Gerwig. Baumbach and Gerwig co-wrote the script, which tells the story of a 27-year-old aspiring dancer in Brooklyn whose life has failed to take off since graduating from Vassar. She’s still stuck in Girls mode, clinging to a girlfriend (Mickey Sumner) and career aspirations that drift further away with every false step. (Even Adam Driver has a supporting role!)

    The minimalist looking film, shot by Wendy & Lucy cinematographer Sam Levy, debuted at last September’s Telluride Film Festival and is currently screening at the Berlin International Film Festival.

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    So this is being compared to ONTD favourite Girls. Make of that what you will.

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    PETA's not pleased with Ubisoft's latest chapter in the Assassin's Creed franchise.

    Now that the veil has begun to be pulled back on Sony's Playstation 4, we're getting a a glimpse at a number of exciting new games. Included on that list is the latest Assassin's Creed game. Its lush graphics have everyone excited -- except for PETA. In one screenshot, it was revealed that whaling would play some kind of role in the story. Yes, that means that the player will take part in some whaling themselves.

    And that is the reason for PETA's frustration.

    Whaling—that is, shooting whales with harpoons and leaving them to struggle for an hour or more before they die or are hacked apart while they are still alive—may seem like something out of the history books, but this bloody industry still goes on today in the face of international condemnation, and it’s disgraceful for any game to glorify it. PETA encourages video game companies to create games that celebrate animals—not games that promote hurting and killing them.

    This is certainly not the first time PETA has been up in arms over a video game before. Last time it was over Super Mario skinning some poor tanooki. That situation, like this one, raises the same ethical query -- does violence against animals in video games normalize violence towards animals in the real world? Not a question with a simple answer considering how it links in with the accusations that video games are a cause for violence across the board.

    Ubisoft has yet to make a statement. To remove an entire element of a game would probably be quite a lot of work, but is it worth it? What do you think?


    ugh gtfo

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    Twerking rn.

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  • 03/05/13--16:45: Holly Madison gives birth

  • Congrats go out to Holly Madison and her beau Pasquale Rotella!

    The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter, on March 5 in Las Vegas, Nev., according to In Touch Weekly. The little girl weighed in at 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and came into the world at 11:59 a.m.

    "Pasquale and I welcomed our first child, a baby girl!" Madison tells In Touch. "We haven't yet decided on a name for her but we couldn't be any more overjoyed than at this moment."

    "I've never been more in love than I am today as, after months of waiting, I finally was able to hold my daughter for the first time," Rotella, 38, adds. “Holly and I are looking forward to spending some quiet time with our baby and enjoying our new family. I'm truly the luckiest man in the world."

    Yesterday, Madison revealed that she was going to be be induced, since her actual due date was March 5. (Perfect timing!)

    The 33-year-old "Girls Next Door" star has been keeping fans updated throughout her pregnancy, sharing the sex of her baby, as well as photos of her blossoming bump.

    Madison also confessed that she will be consuming her placenta -- in pill form -- explaining, "I heard it helps women recover faster and I want to recover as quickly as I can!"

    We're sure Holly will be back in tip-top shape in no time.


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    Jennifer Lawrence reportedly ignored advances from Leonardo DiCaprio recently as she “only had eyes” for Bradley Cooper.

    Jennifer and Bradley appeared alongside each other in Silver Linings Playbook and their portrayal of a couple who are falling in love has caused speculation romance also blossomed off screen. Although they have both denied they are dating, their behaviour at the Oscars last month – where Jennifer was named best actress - set tongues wagging again.

    “They keep saying they’re like brother and sister, but anyone who meets them can see that their chemistry is off the charts. Leo DiCaprio was clearly hitting on her, but she only had eyes for Bradley,” an insider told Heat magazine.

    The pair also attended a pre-Oscars party together, where they appeared just as friendly. They spent so much time with each other at the event other guests presumed they were an item.

    “They were deep in conversation and talking about how they wanted to take a break after the awards season. Everyone at the party was talking about their chemistry; they really looked like they were together, but trying their best to hide it,” the source added.

    Bradley, 38, has previously insisted that he is too old to date 22-year-old Jennifer. She has also insisted they don’t see each other romantically, claiming their chemistry is so good on screen as they have none in everyday life. Their behaviour has led many to believe they aren’t being truthful though.

    “When they’re at a party together, Brad constantly swoops around the room to check on Jen – it’s like he can’t stay away,” the source mused.


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