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Justin Timberlake surprises his super fans on the set of the latest Target commercial for the "The 20/20 Experience." See the full story on abullseyeview.com.
Dinklage's daddy duty! Two weeks before the season three premiere of HBO's Game of Thrones, one of its most celebrated stars, Peter Dinklage, was hard at work on the domestic front. The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor, 43, stepped out in NYC's West Village. Decked out in sunglasses and a wool cap, Dinklage pushed his little girl in a stroller, who kept warm and cozy in a knit cap and a brocade-style jacket.
Dinklage and wife Erica Schmidt quietly welcomed their first child together back in 2011, although they have declined to revealed their daughter's name or exact birth date. Dinklage and theater director Schmidt eloped in Las Vegas back in 2005.
Stepping out at the 2012 Golden Globes, Dinklage spoke to Access Hollywood that he and his wife kept in close contact with their babysitter during the awards fest -- one of their first nights out since the baby's birth. "She's the one texting, because I think I'd be sweating. I don't think my texts would work," he said.
The HBO star, who plays Tyrion Lannister on the hit show, called fatherhood "incredible . . . life changing."
Ever notice how Game of Thrones characters look like felines? Well they do. Here's the definitive proof
This is it. This is really the end. :(
Demi Lovato stays in her white robe as she heads to the set of her video for “Heart Attack” in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon (March 14).
The 20-year-old singer had her hands covered in black ink as she traveled to the set.
Demi tweeted, “Gettin ready for my video shoot!!”
“For a while, I could tell that when people would talk to me, they knew my story. I think I’ve opened up more on this album. My life began to evolve and I started to grow,” Demi recently shared of her upcoming album.
Celebrities like Beyonce, Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have all fallen victim to those dreaded hackers, who recently jacked a ton of stars’ phone numbers and credit card information. But the terror doesn’t stop there. A while ago, another crop hacked into the German studio Constantin and reportedly revealed the answer to one of the most important questions for ‘Twilight’ fan fiction fans — who will play the female lead in the ‘50 Shades of Grey‘ movie?
The collective of hackers, known as Anonymous, successfully broke into the database of German movie studio Constantin, acquiring tons of secret information about upcoming projects. For one, as per a report by THR, the group claims to have unearthed files confirming a long-standing rumor that Emma Watson of ‘Harry Potter’ fame will be playing the female lead in the ’50 Shades of Grey’ movie, Anastasia Steele.
The star, who’ll be seen next in Sofia Coppola‘s true-to-life film ‘The Bling Ring,’ has danced around the issue in the past, and more recently turned down the major role of Cinderella in Disney’s live-action remake. Although she still has the lead in Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Beauty and Beast’ looming on the horizon, some people hoped she had something big waiting in the wings, and what’s bigger than a BDSM movie based on ‘Twilight’ fan fiction?
It’s no secret that Watson is trying to shed that good-girl image she acquired through all her years filming the ‘Harry Potter’ movies. Aside from ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower,’ her next role in ‘The Bling Ring,’ based on true events, sees her as one member of a group of fame-hungry teens who break into celebrity homes and “go shopping.” Not to mention she’s amping up the sex factor in this one (see the above pic) so perhaps ’50 Shades’ isn’t too far from which films she wants to pursue.
Do I kinda wish this was true?
Both were doing a Q&A at the Sennheiser+Paste Magazine Interactive Studio and Lounge. LeVar was really laid back and spoke about a new Reading Rainbow application for the Ipad. He also spoke about Star Trek and his new show on TNT.
Fred talked about Portlandia and how lucky how felt to be as successful as he has been. He really worked the crowd and at one point went through the crowd to go to the bar and give the bartenders hugs and photos. As he was making his way back to the stage he crossed through where I was standing so I had to move out of his way and he sort of shimmied his way against me to get up there. He's rather lanky and soft-spoken in person. Seemed genuinely nice though.
Also, Amanda Palmer was there and she was being her usual amazing self.
Are there any other ONTDers who are attending sxsw? Have you guys seen any celebs? I also saw Mae Whitman on South Congress.
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idk. I'm still watching apparently. I was rewarded with Sendhil Ramamurthy's beautiful fucking face though.
Justin Bieber is a naive little loudmouth who will pay for his meanness ... so vows Lindsay Lohan.
Sources close to Lindsay tell TMZ, she was "appalled" when she read what Bieber had written about her in his Instagram diatribe ... in which he said, "... to those comparing me to Lindsay Lohan look at her 2012 tax statements ;)".
Bieber quickly deleted the insult, but Lindsay is telling friends ... it's too little, too late ... and "karma" will bite him in the ass.
We're told Lindsay feels Bieber's comments were "senseless and mean" -- she's never had beef with him ... and has no idea why he chose to single her out, bullying her on an international platform.
Lindsay says she's learned to brush off the negativity ... and chooses not worry about rude, ungrateful, obnoxious little hairless boys.
In the UK, Fleetwood Mac have scored their first top 20 hit in 25 years thanks to Three UK's 'Dance Pony Dance' campaign.
'Everywhere' from the band's 1987 album Tango In The Night climbed 72 places up the singles chart to number 15 in the past week. It previously reached number 4 in the chart in 1988.
The ad by Three UK features a pony moon-walking and dancing in a field to the track. The band's accolade was confirmed by the Official Charts Twitter.
This show is exhausting me in all kinds of ways. The finale is going to slaughter me and I'm not ready. Also, Tiberius needs to die a slow, painful death.
March 13th Event Pictures: Hilary Duff at the Theodora & Callum and Coach Cocktail Party
Does she ever age?
Bleeding Cool favourite Jason Flemyng gave an interview to an Irish newspaper over a week ago in which he made it pretty clear that he won’t be in the next X-Men movie.
I don’t think I will be back. Initially I was gutted, but then, I remembered I had to get up at two in the morning, I had to be painted red and be slightly out of focus and posed a lot, and that was sort of it. Now I don’t have to do that.
Nope, he can be unpainted, in focus and do more than pose in some other film instead. Hopefully.
I should have spotted that interview. Would have stopped me writing that last thing about Azazel that I did. Anyhow, thanks to IGN for the heads up..
Bryan Singer Shows Off X-Men: Days Of Future Past’s Cast – Including Some Surprises – TWO UPDATES
X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer is back on Twitter today, revealing a production office wall of actors' headshots. As you can see below, there's quite a few familiar faces, a few surprises and what appears to be six empty slots. Of those faces, the final three have not yet been announced and the first appears to be that of Daniel Cudmore, who played Colossus in X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand. We'll have updates on the other two faces as soon as they can be confirmed.
Scheduled for release on July 18, 2014, X-Men: Days of Future Past features a script by Simon Kinberg and is said to be inspired Chris Claremont and John Byrne's comic book storyline that ran in "Uncanny X-Men" #141 and 142 back in 1981. "Days of Future Past" introduced the idea of an alternate future for Marvel's mutants that grew out of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants killing an important senator, leading to a future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels.
Cast members confirmed for the film include Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy and Halle Berry.
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Yet I'm EXCITED for the inclusion of Colossus eventhough he'll be a bit role as usual, just glad to see Cudmore brought back.
15. Ke$ha made her first bow.
14. Dr. Luke officially became The Man.
13. Flo Rida proved to be more than a fluke.
12. Drake became hip-hop’s pre-eminent double-threat.
11. Lil Wayne got weird(er).
10. A 15-year-old, shaggy-haired Justin Bieber made his debut.
9. “Party in the U.S.A.” ended an era in Disney pop
8. Taylor Swift went next-level with her career.
7. Kanye West disappeared for a year.
6. Jay-Z declared the Death of Auto-Tune.
5. 50 Cent flopped. Arguably the most successful new rapper of the ’00s, with a combined 13 million copies sold of his first two albums, Get Rich or Die Trying and The Massacre, 50 Cent proved himself a dinosaur much quicker than most expected. 50 made the calculated mistake of positing himself against Kanye West for the release of his third album Curtis, promising to retire if ‘Ye’s album outsold his. It did, then 50 reneged on his word, but by 2009 the public decided they’d had enough of him anyway—the rapper’s fourth album Before I Self Destruct flopped badly, failing to go platinum or produce a hit single.
50′s failure (and his disappearance from the spotlight shortly thereafter) was not only emblematic of the end of the ’00s, but of the end of ’50′s brand of New York-rooted, street-focused hip-hop, of which little survived to make an impact on the pop charts in the ’10s.
4. Chris Brown became pop music’s villain (and Rihanna pop’s victim). As 2008 wrapped, there was arguably no male pop star with a career as promising as Chris Brown’s—he was young, good looking and incredibly talented, and had scored two of his career’s biggest hits with “With You” and “Forever,” eschewing guest rappers for the singles, proving his own star power was more than enough. Meawhile, Brown’s girlfriend Rihanna was in the midst of rivaling Beyoncé as the country’s most beloved female pop singer, scoring three number ones over the course of the year (“Take a Bow,” “Disturbia” and T.I.’s “Live Your Life”) that proved her versatility and expanding pop palette, and seemed to point to Ri being on her way to becoming the next generation’s Janet Jackson, or even Madonna.
Everything changed for both artists on Grammy night in 2009, when both no-showed at the awards after a pre-show incident in which Brown assaulted Rihanna, resulting in the latter being hospitalized and the former being arrested. Brown would eventually show penance for his horrific behavior, but his remorse struck many as insincere and/or insufficient, and his career faltered as a result, with ’09′s Graffiti becoming his worst-selling LP. Meanwhile, Rihanna’s work became intensely personal and emotional, and the exceedingly dark “Russian Roulette”—lead single off ’09′s Loud—left the public cold, her first badly underperforming single in two years.
Both artists’ careers would eventually recover, but not before each went through an imagine reinvention, Rihanna shedding the last remnants of her girl-next-door image for one as a dominating, hyper-sexual diva, and Brown reinventing himself as pop’s incorrigible bad boy, a rapping, tattooed skate rat with a perpetual sneer. The complexity of the ensuing relationship between the two would also become one of the most headline-dominating melodramas of the ’10s, with the two reconciling as friends and then again as lovers, to the consternation of many.
3. America met David Guetta. One of the men most responsible for the massive success of “I Gotta Feeling” was the song’s producer, 41-year-old French DJ David Guetta. Big overseas for a number of years, Guetta found his first taste of major US success in 2009, first with the Kelly Rowland-featuring club anthem “When Love Takes Over,” then the Akon-sung “Sexy Bitch,” which would become Guetta’s first crossover top ten hit early in 2010. Guetta would be at the forefront of the EDM takeover over the next few years, scoring hits with stars ranging from Usher to Lil Wayne who never would’ve touched dance music at any point in the ’00s.
2. The Black Eyed Peas owned the summer. An underrated force in the noramlization of dance music across the Top 40, the will.i.am.-led Peas topped the Hot 100 for a record 26 weeks with two impossibly massive singles—the retro-futuristic, robo-funky “Boom Boom Pow” and the four/four, crowd-pleasing “I Gotta Feeling.” Once a leading light in the conscious rap movement, the Peas had now gone totally electronic, never to return to Joints & Jams, and the people couldn’t get enough of it—”Boom” and “Feeling” went a combined 13 times platinum, the two biggest non-Gaga hits of 2009.
The BEPs would also prove the public’s appetite for over-excited, exceedingly party-friendly pop-rap—a trend also established in 2009 by the breakout success of Pitbull (“I Know You Want Me,” “Hotel Room Service”), and the first party-rock transmissions from LMFAO (“I’m in Miami Bitch,” “Shots”), and one that would obviously last well into the next decade.
1. Lady Gaga became the biggest pop star on the planet. Undoubtedly the biggest pop development in ’09 was the emergence of Lady Gaga, who debuted in ’08 with the chart-topping “Just Dance,” but it wasn’t until second hit “Poker Face” that we really saw what we were dealing with—an undeniable, alien-sounding club stomper (with an alien-looking music video) about bisexuality that made clear that Gaga wasn’t some art-school pop dilettante, but something closer to the second coming of Madonna.
An eye-opening (to say the least) performance of third single “Paparazzi” at the VMAs—a show that would prove central to a number of items in this article—made her super-weird personality as famous as her super-weird pop songs, and the release of “Bad Romance” late in the year also cemented her as the most important music video artist of her era. Gaga marked a return to a sort of classic pop star model—one where every single, every appearance and every video became an unignorable event—that was badly lacking with most of the ’00s hitmakers, and also demonstrated how dance-pop could be as fruitful as hip-hop and R&B as a base sound for a ’00s (soon-to-be ’10s) megastar.
Hip hop and basketball go together like peas and carrots. Or like Eric B. and Rakim.
Ice Cube confirmed that he once easily achieved a triple-double, so we know that rappers can ball (per "Today Was a Good Day").
But are there ballers that can flow? Absolutely. There have been and always will be.
But this tournament is limited to active players, so Cedric Ceballos and Dana Barros are ineligible.
We won't be hearing Shaquille O'Neal's Shaq Diesel. Allen Iverson won't be dropping any jewels. Nor will Gary Payton be flowing, though he could do so if he wanted (as Too Short can attest).
So here are the six active NBA participants in the inaugural rap tournament.
And just to be clear for those of you shirking duties at your job, most of these videos are not suitable for work.
Lou Williams is from Memphis, but he seemed right at home in Philly. His autobiographical rhymes combined with some overproducing make for a good Sixers anthem. Too bad he's on the Atlanta Hawks now.
Williams also boldly reveals that he made his first million before he got laid, and I applaud his honesty and his chastity.
Sweet Lou features on other tracks, such as "I Want It All" by Philadelphia's Meek Mill. It's more of the same from Williams, but it's not bad. I've omitted it here because of the auto-tuned hook.
Overall, Louis Williams can rap well enough to make a decent song, but his skills can't compare to the NBA's rapping elite. Lou's bound for a first-round knockout.
I don't think Williams will fret about it too much, because he's obviously a very cool cat. In 2011, he stopped a carjacking because the criminal attempting to rob him happened to be a fan of his. Williams then treated him to some Mickey D's (per ESPN).
And just like would happen on the court, so too in the rap battle, Kevin Durant schools Lou Williams.
Durant is the only superstar to crack the list, and his hip hop handle is "Trey 5." Somehow, I wish it was "Durantula," but that really only rhymes with one thing.
Trey 5 reps Maryland pretty hard, which matches his tattoo nicely.
As for his rapping chops, I was a little worried when the line, "I keep it chill," was followed by the line, "Yeah, I keep it chill."
But I was overjoyed to see Trey 5 wrapped it up with this: "Man I'm looking like a prince while I'm thinking I'm Uncle Phil."
Trey 5 raps in such elongated measures, his rhymes are really just an extension of his lanky limbs. While he won't win any rapping titles, he advances to the second round of the NBA rap battle.
Marquis Daniels is better known to some as "Q6." He's also got a diamond-studded chain made in the image of his own head.
And he's got a video for "Kome Here Nikki" styled after Grand Theft Auto.
While the video is well-produced, Q6's rhymes are about as plodding as his play on the court. He's useful in short bursts as part of a talented collective, but ultimately, results are rather unspectacular.
Daniels does hail from Orlando, so that partly explains his slow flow, but he still makes a first-round exit.
And Marquis Daniels is ousted by none other than Metta World Peace. Growing up, Metta was "comin' outta Queensbridge" just like hip hop luminaries Nas and Mobb Deep.
And way back when he was known as Ron Artest, World Peace was a rapper. In 2006, he released a 21-track album called My World.
And he wasn't joking. The album came with a full-length DVD of live performances, and MWP got legitimate hip-hop artists to guest star like Capone from Capone-N-Noreaga.
From what I've heard of the album, it's decent overall and includes a few high points. While World Peace doesn't have much of a flow, his lyrics are fairly good and downright funny at times.
Sometimes, they're just true, like on "Haterz:" "I admit I used to smoke right before games/had to ease the pain in the brain was insane/Halftime hit the liquor store for a half pint/my dude got half his life took with a black knife."
"Fever" is one of his better songs—partly because it's enhanced by World Peace starring in the video—and even includes a dubbed-up epilogue to the track.
Many will know of Artest's hip-hop career from his creatively titled 2010 release, "Champions." It dropped just days after his L.A. Lakers won the title and features comparisons of himself to Cassius Clay, Barry Bonds, Dale Earnhardt and Michael Phelps. He also employs auto-tune in it.
But the '06 material is his best stuff, and it shows the depth of his ability when he's focused. Still, MWP doesn't have enough to make it past the semifinals.
Iman Shumpert pulled an upset on Kevin Durant in the semis, earning a well-deserved trip to the finals.
Last year, the rookie out of Georgia Tech made waves around the NBA with his stifling defense and excellent athleticism.
After tearing his ACL in the playoffs, Shumpert suddenly found himself with a lot of time on his hands, and that's when he began flashing his off-the-court style.
Now we have his glorious flattop, copious Instagram pictures of his sneaker collection and a handful of rap videos.
Shumpert flows with an enunciation that suggests many hours spent listening to De La Soul. I'm not sure why his belt costs more than his pants and I'm not crazy about the chorus, but his rapping is pretty tight.
And he seems set to crank out many more tunes for years to come, with a small catalogue already. But who will he face in the tournament finals?
Stephen Jackson has skills. And so does his rapping alias, Stak5.
He takes down his old friend from the Indiana Pacers, Metta World Peace, in the semifinals. That sets up a sensational finals against Iman Shumpert.
Jackson is from Houston, so he's probably been coming up on hip hop since the Geto Boys and UGK.
He released a mixtape titled What's A Lockout? in December of 2011, which actually includes a track with Scarface from the Geto Boys. The mix proves that Stephen Jackson is a really good rapper.
I know, I'm just as surprised as you.
The above song, "Cars and Clothes," is not very inspirational, but it does feature Jackson's sick flow. While he can't bring lyrics as fast or as effortlessly as, say, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Stak5 is legit.
He's also got a nice rap over "Ball So Hard."
Stephen Jackson and Iman Shumpert bring an old-school versus new-school flavor to the tournament finals. But does the veteran have it in him to beat the young blood?
Both essentially engaged in a rap battle with their own versions of Kanye West's "Clique."
Shumpert's version is all about the New York Knicks, which limits his material but gets points for being centered on the NBA and repping his team hard. He does a pretty good job with the lyrics, and I especially enjoy the way he works Pablo Prigioni in there.
But Stak5's "TRILLmix" is incredible (skip to 0:35). If this guy couldn't ball, he'd probably be a millionaire from hip hop instead.
"Trillest ni— Stern let into the league, now I'm seeing more bread than lettuce and some cheese." That is pure gold.
Jackson only cares about one thing, and that's winning. And Shumpert didn't really stand a chance against him. Stak5 has Shumpert beat in discography, street cred and rap collaborators.
While Iman does things like "parkin people on 21 Shump St" (via his Twitter) and carrying himself with a hipster swag, Stak5 keeps it rough.
When Serge Ibaka had the audacity to get tangled up with Jackson's former teammate Metta World Peace (yeah, the one from the semifinals), Stak5 tweeted out something that earned him a $25,000 fine: "Somebody tel serg Abaka. He aint bout dis life. Next time he run up on me im goin in his mouth. That's a promise. He doin 2 much" (per ESPN).
You do recall that Jackson doesn't like anyone messing with World Peace, right?
Now, Stak5 has hooked up with Trey 5 (I mean, Kevin Durant) for "Lonely at the Top." Though that track is underwhelming, Stak5 still brings his tight flow.
It could be the greatest all-NBA hip-hop duo of all time.
I cannot believe this mess exists and he had the nerve to perform it live