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    First of all, The NY Daily News has a copy of the handwritten note that Madonna sent to the new President of Malawi, Joyce Banda, and it’s hilarious! It’s full of exclamation points, run-on sentences and misspellings. That’s a note you send to a friend, not a head of state.

    Madonna was requesting a personal meeting with the new President prior to her weeklong tour of the country. Madonna of course adopted two children, both now 8, from Malawi, skirting longstanding adoption laws to do so. She’s also had several charity projects in Malawi that have been mired in controversy, most notably a $15 million dollar school, plans for which were scrapped in 2011. The NY Times ran a piece a couple of months later detailing the millions of dollars that went missing in that charity, spent on “outlandish expenditures on salaries, cars, office space and a golf course membership, free housing and a car and driver for the school’s director.” And of course Madonna’s cult, Kabbalah, was involved and was going to influence the school’s curriculum. So there’s much more going on here than Madonna offending the President with a dumb, handwritten note. This is Madonna trying to do damage control and tout the charity work that her foundation eventually did in Malawi, by funding some community schools. Still, the note is funny. Here’s more, thanks to Radar:

    The Material Girl sent a muddled letter to President Joyce Banda of Malawi last week to coincide with her latest goodwill trip to her country. But the impact of her words was diluted by a multitude of misspellings and led to her being refused a meeting, according to the New York Daily News.

    Madonna, 54, addressed President Banda with the informal greeting “Dear Joyce” in the hand-written note, in which she congratulated the most powerful woman in Africa on the “new position” as the nation’s first female leader.

    The pop star, who traveled to Malawi to check in on 10 school projects her charity built, proved she was in need of some serious schooling herself as she made a slew of errors in her note, including writing “responsability” instead of “responsibility.”

    She even asked for a face-to-face with the president but her rambling and casual tone instead offended the president! The president told the pop star that she was too busy and instead delegated the meeting to officials from the education ministry, according to a report in the Nyasa Times.

    And if the scribbled note wasn’t bad enough, the outreach itself may have been enough to upset the President. The President’s sister was previously fired from her role at Madonna’s Raising Malawi charity after accusations surfaced that she stole money.

    Madonna is the country’s biggest global philanthropist, but as The Telegraph reported, her Raising Malawi program sparked criticism from the education minister over the schools that are financed by the charity.

    Minister Eunice Kazembe denied that Madonna’s charity had built 10 new schools, saying that they had in fact “built 10 classroom blocks.” However, her philanthropy team claims that the schools are built to the national standard and house thousands of kids in classrooms instead of under trees.

    “We have called President Banda, we have sent letters to President Banda but we have not heard back,” said Trevor Neilsen.”It’s pretty clear what’s going on here – the president’s sister now works in the education ministry and has an active grudge against Madonna.”

    Source: 1, 2, 3

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  • 04/09/13--09:51: ONTD Roundup
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    Yesterday, I was invited to attend a special event in Los Angeles where press members and fans alike were treated to a special glimpse at new footage from Elysium, one of this summer's most highly-anticipated films, arriving in theaters August 9. While there was quite little that was known about the movie beforehand, the buzz was palpable after the presentation had ended.

    Director Neill Blomkamp, star Sharlto Copley, and producer Simon Kinberg joined us in Los Angeles, with Matt Damon joining the discussion via a live feed that was streamed from a packed theater in Berlin, Germany. After Matt Damon thanked everyone for "skipping work or school" to be there.

    After the footage presentation, director Neill Blomkamp, star Sharlto Copley, and producer Simon Kinberg held a Q&A session for the press, to elaborate more on what we saw. Here's what they had to say.

    Elysium Q&A - Director Neill Blomkamp, Actor Sharlto Copley, and Producer Simon Kinberg:

    How much of the movie takes place going into space, and how much of it takes place on Earth?

    Neill Blomkamp: Definitely, a majority of the film takes place on Earth. It's probably 2/3 on Earth and 1/3 Elysium. The whole aspiration of the protagonist is to get there.

    Can you talk about how much, if at all, the Occupy movement and the understanding 99% impacted this movie?

    Neill Blomkamp: Hopefully, it didn't impact it at all. I think they are just topics that are on people's minds, and things manifest out of reality, this global consciousness. Separate from the Occupy movement and the 99% discussion, I was thinking of this throughout that. I remember reading something about Christopher Nolan trying to film some Occupy movement for The Dark Knight Rises. That was the first time that I realized I was making a film that, in terms of social consciousness, fit into a CNN sound bite. They've always come from the same place. I just don't want it to be fast food and throwaway, if that makes sense.

    Can you talk about Max's apparatus, in terms of the story, and how long it took Matt to suit up?

    Neill Blomkamp: In terms of the story, it's funny because there's product placement in this film. I personally wrote emails to companies I wanted to get into the film, to try to add realism to it. One of my favorite ones is Kawasaki, which you see on his suit. The idea was, it was this very low-end, almost like a dirtbike, motorcross version of a strength suit, that was born out of research and development. Like, Lockheed (Martin) and a bunch of other companies have Hulk suits for enhanced strength. I just wanted it to look really grungy and extremely low end and kind of real. That was the thinking, and he's sick in the film, so it makes him stronger but it doesn't make him Iron Man strong. Then, in a practical application, there's a surprising amount of engineering, for the range of motion, to work correctly. Sharlto (Copley) has one, later on in the film, that is a bit more advanced than Matt's.

    Can you talk a bit about Kruger's look in the film? You see these metal pieces in his face. When you were casting the film, was it the idea to the opposite of his character in District 9?

    Neill Blomkamp: It wasn't the idea to go opposite. I never think of something in terms of what not to do. It's always what's appealing or what's cool. One of the things we were talking about downstairs is Sharl tried a few different versions of the accent, trying to figure out where this guy came from. Out of that, there was a Border War in the 70s and 80s, where the Special Forces guys were truly on their own. It literally was like Black Ops on a different level. We saw photos of these guys, wearing these terrible shorts and holding a beer, and with this big beard, celebrating after they just killed someone. That served as reference. We tried a bunch of different contacts. He picked a very dark pair of eyes.

    Sharlto Copley: Those units are guys who could just go in the bush and not come out for like three months. It's a very specific type of soldiering. It's not like, 'Oh, I look cool in my Oakley's.' It's a different type of person.

    What are those metal implants on his face?

    Neill Blomkamp: Later on, we also have them on his body. Basically, they're like metal implants that are drilled into his bone. They just click on and off. One is for night vision.

    Do we get any sort of history of how Elysium all started?

    Neill Blomkamp: I like films that just put you there, and you have to deal with it. There was a more aggressive version of the film, where the intro was virtually non-existent. There is this space station, and you have to keep up with it. I shot some footage that explains the intro a little bit more, but I decided not to use it. I'd say it's about half-way. There is some explanation, but it's definitely not over the top.

    You seem to have a firm grasp on futurism and realistic interpretations of where we might be. Did you consult with anyone on that?

    Neill Blomkamp: Not really. I think that if you really want to make a proper, speculative, piece of science fiction, it's a very different product that you end up with. In this film, proper science is thrown out the window a little bit, in favor of metaphor or plot. Actually, less plot, more to make the mechanics work. Building a space station with marble and slate is not that smart. That's not something you want to do, but the metaphor of Bel Air in space, is correct. My approach is start off with something ridiculous, then try to use the most realistic portrayal of the ridiculous, as you can. It's kind of like I'm painting ridiculous ideas.

    Simon Kinberg: There are even small details like, on Elysium, people use paper. The assumption would be, in 100 plus, there wouldn't be paper, but it makes it relatable and real and connects to today's world in a way that's unconscious.

    Do you see yourselves as "smugglers" of ideas, to try and fit current notions into your films?

    Neill Blomkamp: I like that. Filmmaking smugglers. It's an interesting question. In the realm of popcorn cinema, the amount of 'smuggling' of ideas you can get in there, is quite limited. If you think you can actually make a difference or change things, you're on pretty thin ice. You can put ideas in there that are real issues that are happening in the world. For me, there are a bunch of things that interest me, and ideas formulate out of them. I think that, if I wanted to make something that could make a difference, in this industry, I'd make a documentary. That's the closest I could come to actually trying to making a difference. The film does speak about topics, but I don't know how much the audience takes away from them. It's inspiration for art.

    You talked about shooting in Mexico City. Can you talk about the differences between shooting there and Johannesburg?

    Neill Blomkamp: I can summarize it pretty quickly. Mexico City is all about kidnappings, and Joburg is all about carjackings. The security team had done a lot of research. In the areas we were in, the chance of random impulse crime was extremely low, and the chance of a two-to-three week pre-meditated kidnapping was much, much, higher. Johannesburg was the inverse of that. There is extreme wealth, and then extreme poverty. Obviously, we chose extreme poverty, because (Vancouver) Canada represented the wealth.

    Sharlto Copley: Yeah, there were a lot of similar things. I felt safer in Mexico because of the kidnapping thing. I was like, 'Well, they're going to go for Matt Damon before they go for me.' I was like, 'Hey, brothers! I'm from South Africa! I'm a third world guy! Take the producer. He's American.' I felt OK, but it was the scale of Mexico City that surprised me. The sheer size of the place was astounding. It just goes on, and on, and on. Not as much shacks, like you have in South Africa, but a consistent level of just blocks and blocks and blocks.

    Can people on Earth be selected to go to Elysium?

    Neill Blomkamp: No, it's all money. If you have the money, you can go. It's pretty self-selective.

    One of the things I've liked, is you're doing wholly original pieces. Would you ever circle back to this world, or the world of District 9?

    Neill Blomkamp: I don't actively sit down and say I'm going to do my own stuff and that I want everything to be original. One of the things I learned with Halo... I actually still really like the world and universe of Halo and if I was given control, I would like to do that film. But that's the problem. When something pre-exists there's this idea of 'I have my interpretation of what that is' but along with it comes like 150 other people involved with the film's interpretation of the same intellectual property. And then the entire filmgoing audience has their interpretation. And you can live up to or fail in their eyes. And that part of it isn't appealing to me. But the original pieces are appealing. In terms of sequels to my own stuff, a lot of it just comes down to if there's more to say. And I think the world of District 9 has a lot of very interesting race and oppression-based ideas that I would still like to explore in that world. Again, I have zero problems, I'll make my own stuff or whatever you want to call it, sequalize my own stuff. And then there's a few pieces of cinema history that I like so much I don't know whether I could be involved with them. There's, you know, there's iconic characters that I really like that I would love to get closer to and make a film about. When I start dipping my toes into it, I get this allergic reaction. Maybe one day I'll end up doing something like that.

    The people on Elysium, are they oblivious to what's going on down on Earth?

    Neill Blomkamp: On Elysium, the idea is it's a mirror of how the West is now with immigration. A lot of people want to help out the rest of the world, and they want to take that wealth pour it out like a glass on half the planet. Other people want controlled borders.

    Sharlto Copley: With Kruger, the issue is more with politicians and soldiers. He's living among the squalor, but he would be on Elysium. He's one of them, but he has to live here. That's not the politics of what's happening, whether it's fair or not. It's just soldiering. It's that kind of gung-ho soldiering attitude from my guys.

    Can you talk a bit more about William Fichtner's character Carlyle? He had a tone and cadence that sounded robotic.

    Neill Blomkamp: The cadence isn't robotic. There's a bit of satire throughout the whole film, and, with Carlyle, the satire is turned up a little bit more. He's just a billionaire who is uninterested in the small people that get in the way of him making a profit. That cadence is he acts with almost no emotion. There are some scenes that are pretty funny. He's just rich and extremely elitist.

    Is there any commentary there on some of the people you've dealt with in Hollywood?

    Neill Blomkamp: Um... yes.

    That wraps up my day in Hollywood with the filmmakers and actors from Elysium, which debuts in theaters August 9. After watching the footage they showed today, it is going to be an unbearably long five months before finally getting to see this in theaters.
    Elysium comes to theaters August 9th, 2013 and stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, William Fichtner, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Michael Shanks, Talisa Soto, Diego Luna. The film is directed by Neill Blomkamp.

    I just can't with Sharlto's humor, it managed to get a giggle out of me during the Mexico City question

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    Tina Simpson wrote a secret suicide note soon after finding out that her ex-husband Joe Simpson was having a gay affair, is reporting exclusively.

    Shortly before traveling to New York to confront Joe, 52, about his tryst with 21-year-old model Bryce Chandler Hill in August 2012, Tina scrawled a cry-for-help letter threatening to shoot herself after she discovered her husband’s homosexual tendencies, a source close to the situation tells Radar exclusively. In the note, Tina, 53, also said she wanted to shoot Joe , her husband of 35 years, for cheating on her, a family insider reveals.

    Tina left the note in the Encino home she shared with Joe and he found it! Joe immediately handed it to his lawyers who were handling his divorce proceedings. “Tina was so distraught when she found out about Joe’s secret gay affair, she immediately wrote a suicide note,” a source close to the Simpson family tells Radar.

    “It was fairly detailed and she said she wanted to shoot herself for what Joe had done to their 35-year marriage. Worse still, Tina wanted to shoot Joe as well. She was just so angry with him. But, instead of killing herself, Tina headed straight to a New York hotel to confront Joe about Bryce Chandler Hill. However, when Joe returned to the Encino home in Los Angeles they shared, he found the note, made a copy and gave it to his divorce lawyer as a bargaining tool for the settlement.

    Tina eventually offered Joe half of the family fortune.

    As previously reported, Tina offered Joe the financial settlement because he wanted to put an end to their divorce battle quickly. “An offer of a 50 percent split of everything under the Simpson name has been offered to Joe,” a source close to the family told Radar. "That includes the coveted Jessica Simpson Collection, which Joe desperately wanted because that’s the real cash cow.”

    Joe was busted about his affair with Bryce Chandler Hill when Tina found some modeling pictures of the baby-faced blonde boy toy in their home. “They were taken in and around the house and she was suspicious because she didn’t have a clue who the boy was,” a family source told exclusively. And things started to take a turn for the worse when Tina began to inquire about Bryce, whom she had never met.

    “Because Tina looks after Jessica’s fashion label, she meets a lot of people who work in the fashion industry,” the source continued. “In one meeting, somebody mentioned Bryce and she couldn’t talk about him because she didn’t know anything about the boy.”

    It was then that Tina enlisted daughter Jessica’s best friend CaCee Cobb for help in finding out who the boy was. “CaCee uncovered some personal pictures of Joe and Bryce posing together and showed Tina. Tina sent Joe, who was back in New York, a text message asking if he had anything to tell her. She quizzed him about Bryce but he denied knowing the kid. But Tina knew where Joe was staying and wanted to confront him in person. Tina wanted answers. She flew to New York to make an unannounced visit to Joe.”


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    Criminal Minds had been running for seven years before you joined. What was like coming into such an established show?

    It was very nerve-racking. Before I arrived to work for the very first [script] read, I was so nervous I had butterflies in my stomach. But everybody could not have been nicer [or] more welcoming and it was kind of the smoothest transition I could have asked for.

    And how is it to play someone who is, we quickly see, the smartest person in the room?

    It's very, very good to be the smartest person in the room! Let's just say pretty? That doesn't mean anything here. I've played all sorts of women along the way, women who weren't very smart, who weren't very strong, who weren't the nicest people. I like playing women you can look up to, and Alex is definitely in that category. She is the first character I know who is smarter than I am, and from an acting standpoint she was the perfect character to play after Big Love, where I played the matriarch of a family. It was nice to play someone who is not cold, cool - and intelligent and not as emotional.

    She's based on a real [FBI Behavioural Analysis Unit] profiler, isn't she?

    Alex is based on [a working policewoman]. I did not meet her, I chose not to, but she is based on a woman who has a long-distance relationship with her husband; she is in the BAU; and she devotes her life to this. It takes a very special person intellectually to do this, somebody who can handle this type of subject matter on a day-to-day basis and someone who has a certain … altruism that they want to serve. That takes a very particular type of person.

    Given the truth behind the characters and the crimes, is it hard to deal with the subject matter?

    Yes, and I've learnt to compartmentalise. On set we keep it very light, but this can be tough material. About a week before shooting started the writers gathered and brought in people from the FBI to explain real-life cases and maybe give them ideas for stories. I sat with them and the stories you see onscreen are nothing compared to what the agents told us. I was sitting at the front of the table and I thought for a second I was going to be sick while they were talking. I just looked down and sat there and listened - and didn't look at the slide show - and then I just became immune to it. And I guess that's what it is like for someone who is in that job, you become immune to the violence.

    Alex is a character who is new to us, but she has a history with others in the BAU team.Not all of them like her. Do we find out why that is?

    Yes, but not quickly. We're two episodes from finishing season eight and they're just now starting to sow some seeds.

    Is that fun, a long story arc like that?

    It lends itself to better character development, but I also think we need to be sensitive to what the show is, and that is these people solving these crimes, it is what they do and we need to remember that. It's nice to delve into these characters, but overall the reason they are together and the reason they are there is to solve the crimes.

    And finally, unless I'm mistaken, I spotted a spark of interest between Alex and Spencer [Matthew Gray Gubler]?

    Ummmm … yeah, but it's not a romantic interest. They are really, really good friends, they knew each other from before, they are the two smartest people in the room and they have a close friendship … but no, no romance.

    Ah well.

    At least this season!

    Source: The Age

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  • 04/10/13--07:52: Azealia is at it----AGAIN

  • Azealia took to twitter yesterday to have a laugh at A$AP Rocky's comments on beauty tips and insinuated he should come out of the closet.


    can't wait for her fans to come in and say 'lol read that mofo down to the root giiiirl' even though she's continuing to show her gross tendencies.

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    Sherlock creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat have revealed the title of the second instalment in the new series as The Sign of Three, adding fuel to the idea that this could be the season in which John Watson finally meets his love match.

    The title is a play on that of Arthur Conan Doyle novel The Sign of Four, which sees Dr Watson encounter the enchanting Mary Morstan, who he later marries.

    Speculation that viewers might see John wed in series three began last August with the announcement of the three words – “rat”, “wedding” and “bow” – that Gatiss and Moffat say could define the episodes. And it resumed a fortnight ago after news broke that Freeman's real-life partner Amanda Abbington had joined the cast.

    When asked today whether the new title was confirmation that Abbington would indeed be playing Freeman’s onscreen love interest, Gatiss and Moffat simply repeated the official quote circulated two weeks ago, that Abbington's is “a role that significantly impacts upon the lives of John and Sherlock”.

    Fans of the original Sherlock Holmes stories will know that Watson’s marriage sees him move out of the Baker Street rooms he shares with his friend, spending far less time with him. But they will also be well aware that clues dropped by Gatiss and Moffat can be deliberately misleading…

    The Sign of Three is written by Steve Thompson, who penned series one episode The Blind Banker as well as the dramatic season-two finale The Reichenbach Fall.

    Last month, Gatiss revealed the title of episode one of series three as The Empty Hearse, a possible hint at one of the elements that helped the detective fake his death.

    Filming is currently under way on the first two episodes of series three, and is set to resume for the final instalment after a summer break.

    OP:I don't know what any of you think, but Sign of Four is the story in which John gets married, and Amanda has joined the cast, and they've already said the buzzword for this episode is "marriage". .... This is is guys. The death of Johnlock. (I hope, anyway)


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    this was nice, she looks & sounds great :)

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    This Angel's getting her wings clipped! Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr will no longer be linked to the sexy lingerie brand, industry insiders tell

    According to multiple sources, Kerr, 30, is being let go as a Victoria's Secret Angel after her $1 million, three-year contract "was not renewed." The reason for the sudden split? One source tells Us that Kerr "has a difficult reputation."

    The Australian beauty, who is mother to 2-year-old Flynn with husband Orlando Bloom, 36, is also reportedly "not a big seller for VS,"; while other Angels, like Candice Swanepoel and Alessandra Ambrosio (wait what?!? lmao), are.

    "They can still use her for catalogue, where she will get a day rate, but she doesn't have to be an Angel to do that," the first source said.

    Executives from Victoria's Secret wouldn't deny that the contract has not been renewed, but chief marketing officer Ed Razek tells Us that he has already invited Kerr to walk in the 2013 show.

    "We have no plans to stop working with her," he said.

    This better not be true


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    Rachel McAdams keeps its lacy while attending her new flick To The Wonder held at Pacific Design Center on Tuesday (April 9) in West Hollywood, Calif.

    The 34-year-old actress was seen posing with her co-stars Olga Kurylenko and Ben Affleck.

    Morena Baccarin and Zachary Levi were also spotted attending the premiere.



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    Nick Valensi of The Strokes is collaborating with Brody Dalle on her forthcoming solo record.

    The former frontwoman of The Distillers and Spinnerette has been recording her first solo album in California and recently posted a picture of Valensi on Instagram and thanked him for his playing, writing "Thank you Nicky Valensi for the radass guitar".

    The album will be Dalle's first record since Spinnerette's self-titled debut album, which was released in 2009. Six months ago Dalle posted a picture of herself next to a microphone, with the caption "almost donesys".

    Last year she wrote on Twitter that her first solo album will also feature appearances from Shirley Manson of Garbage and Queens Of The Stone Age's Michael Shuman as well as the band's longterm collaborator Alain Johannes.

    In 2011 Dalle gave birth to her and Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Joshua Homme's second child.

    Dalle released her first album with The Distillers in 2000. The punk band released three albums, before splitting in 2006.

    She has since worked with Eagles Of Death Metal, Queens Of The Stone Age and Leftover Crack.


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    Noel Gallagher has reportedly been approached with an offer to become a judge on the next series of The X Factor.

    The ITV talent show is expected to have a vacancy on the panel with former N-Dubz singer Tulisa reportedly due to leave after failing to impress viewers during her two-year stint on the show. With one seat on the panel spare, Simon Cowell is looking to big name stars and has returned to Gallagher, who he first approached in 2011. Although he declined the offer then, The Sun reports that his management company Ignition last week received an offer of £2m per series should the former Oasis guitarist sign up.

    A source told the paper that Cowell sees Gallagher as the only "alpha male" that can fill in for him after he left the series in 2010: "Simon is determined to get Noel on board. He sees him as his natural replacement as the real alpha male on the panel. He thinks Noel would be ideal, with his music knowledge, straight talking and rapier wit."

    Gallagher said that among the reasons he had for rejecting The X Factor in 2011 was that he was working on his solo album, 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds'. He also said his own daughter Anais was also livid that he rejected Simon Cowell's offer. "She has never forgiven me for turning him down. I told her I'm not doing it, it's not for me — but she just screamed in my face, 'But Dad, it's The X Factor'," he said.

    Noel Gallagher recently curated a series of concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Among the gigs was a performance by Gallagher where he was supported by Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon of Blur, whom he joined on stage to perform their song 'Tender'.


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    Teen Wolf is adding tons of new characters to season 3, and we just got word of yet another one making their way to Beacon hills.

    Another new character!? Yep, that’s right. We’re going to have another new face on our screens for season 3. But not just any new face. This new character is going to be an FBI agent!

    According to E! Online, the FBI agent’s name will be Jack Keller. He’s a field agent who “comes to town on official business and we’re hearing his presence will have a profound impact on Beacon Hills.”

    Profound, indeed! While we have no information about what this official business is going to be just yet, it might be safe to assume that it might be because of the high amount of casualties in the last two seasons, not to mention all the deaths we’ve been promised in season 3. What could this mean for Scott and his friends? Additionally, what could this mean for the Sheriff, who might be under scrutiny for everything that has been going on in his town?

    Jack Keller isn’t supposed to show up until the end of the first half of the season, so it might be safe to assume that his story line could become larger in the second half of the season, which we know will be treated separately from the first half.

    What do you think about an FBI agent heading to Beacon Hills?

    Source: Hypable

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    doctor who

    Former Doctor Who stars Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann have revealed that they definitely won’t be appearing in the BBC sci-fi drama’s upcoming 50th anniversary episode, largely because they're currently in the wrong hemisphere.

    The anniversary special is being filmed in this country as we speak, but seeing as the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Doctors are all in Australia attending sci-fi conventions at the moment,they won’t be able to take part.

    The three actors appeared today on the Australian chat-show Mornings and, during a discussion about Doctor Who, put paid to the idea that they might yet appear in the anniversary episode.

    “They’re actually making it now,” said Baker. “So the likelihood is, as we’re sitting here with you, that [we won’t be doing it].”

    Mornings host David Campbell responded to Baker's revelation, saying “that’s sad – I think everyone should be involved,” which prompted McCoy to comment: “All the fanbases all over the world believe that, but not the producers at the BBC.”

    But Baker brought the chat back into cheerier territory when he compared his current physical form with the way he looked in Doctor Who in the early 1980s.

    He said:“You can see why they’re not using [me], because I look nothing like what I looked like originally. So the viewers would be very confused.”

    While you won't see Baker, McCoy or McGann in the episode, read our thoughts on what might take place in the anniversary special here.

    Watch the Interview at the Source.

    Sounds like some genuine bitterness on McCoy's part, although rumors have it that filming on the special is taking place over 11 weeks, which would give them plenty of time to hop on a flight back to Cardiff. And it's not as though they're in Australia working on something unrelated to Who.

    In any event, I'm getting genuinely bummed out about this special -- God knows I love to heap hate on Moffat, but would he really make a 50th Anniversary Special with just Billie, Matt, Jenna and David? That's not much of an anniversary -- let alone a golden one.

    I'll let Chris sum up my feelings, as usual:


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    Thom Yorke and his Atoms For Peace bandmate, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, dish out advice for teenagers in a new video posted last night (April 9) – scroll down to watch.

    Recorded for Rookie's Ask A Grown Man series, the video sees Yorke and Godrich answering questions sent in by young readers on topics ranging from sex to dating and breakups.

    Asked, "How do you tell the boy you have a crush on that you have a crush on him if you are really, really, really shy and so is he," Yorke says:If you have a crush on him, if you're really, really, really, really shy, which is what I was at that age – also, I was at a boys' school so it was impossible to meet girls anyway – how about just write him a note, if you can't bear to talk to him. Or throw him against the wall sometime.Later, Yorke talks about learning to accept growing up with a physical imperfection, having been born with his right eye fixed shut. Yorke describes his eye as "wonky" and says, "When I was your age I was convinced that girls would think that was really not nice at all," at which point Godrich puts a reassuring hand on Yorke's shoulder. "I worked in this pub and this old woman – she was so funny – she used to come in all the time, and she was the first person who really said to me, 'It's the nicest thing about you'," says Yorke. "She was pissed at the time, but I went with it."

    Other questions asked include "Is it OK to break up with someone if they're boring you?" (Yorke's answer: "run away") and "Any recommended brands of deodorant?". Previous participants in Rookie's Ask A Grown Man include comedian Jimmy Fallon and director Judd Apatow.


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    RDJ Surprises fans at Moscow

    Moscow Press Conference with Sir Ben Kingsley

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    Nathan is the Secret King of Rap Instagram. He’s managed to get shitty Instagram photos of himself with everyone from Meek Mill to Snoop Lion to Nicki Minaj to DJ Khaled. The list goes on and on, like his own personal Top 40, and it is fascinating. This future human meme is the Internet’s number-one rap superfan, building his own Instagram autograph book empire, one backstage photo-op at a time. On the surface, he’s just a kid with new Lebrons who likes the Baltimore Ravens and plays drums in school because “it was the only good elective.” Deep down, Nathan is pursuing the American dream through apparently just heart and effort. He doesn’t have a social media team. He doesn’t have a marketing strategy. I’m not even sure if he has armpit hair. But he does have a bodyguard and a rolodex with tons of rappers’ phone numbers in it because he probably just texted DMX to go play mini golf. It was batted about on some undernet forums that he’s the son of Peter Schwartz, a vice president at a bigwig talent representation company called The Agency Group. But the Schwartzes—both Nathan and Peter—confirmed to me this is untrue. “Who? No.” was all Peter—who reps people like Juicy J, Big Boi, Method Man, Trinidad Jame$, Wiz Khalifa and many others—wrote to me. The two are, by all accounts, not related. “Erryone asks bout Peter idk him,” Nathan wrote to me.

    Noisey: Where do you live?
    Nathan Schwartz, Secret King of Rap Instagram: Miami.

    Why do you have a bodyguard?
    Better be safe. I’ve gotten a lot of threats so it’s better to be on the safe side.

    What kind of threats?
    Like, “if you don’t get me to meet Wayne imma fuk u up” and stuff like that. It’s a cold world out there.

    Do people leave mean comments on your posts?
    All the time, but you gotta respect the haters.

    What do you mean?
    You gotta have the haters to get to the top. I’m just trynna make a name for myself in this music business.

    Do you want to be a rapper?
    No. A record executive.

    What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever done with a rapper?
    I went to Six Flags with Drake.

    Which Six Flags? Does Drake like roller coasters?
    The one in Atlanta. Yeah, he does.

    How do you make this happen?
    I got connects.

    But you’re 12.
    Let’s just put it as if you’re a big rap fan who goes to lots of concerts since you were six years old people see you. It’s easy.

    Why were you at a rap concert when you were six? You didn’t take yourself there.
    My dad took me. And I was not just at one show I was at like 50 in that same year.

    Is your dad like a sound guy or something?
    My dad isn’t under control of anything it’s not through him. He bought tickets and took me. He didn’t like just get free tickets. It’s all recognition.



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    Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan reportedly will serve her court-mandated 90-day rehab at Seafield Center in Westhampton Beach, one of its seven facilities on Long Island and its only inpatient center. said Wednesday that while Seafield Center is designed only for 28-day stays, the administrator promised prosecutors he would create a 90-day program specifically for Lohan.

    A woman who answered the phone at the Westhampton Beach facility yesterday said, "We have no comment at this time."

    While Seafield is not a lockdown facility, as a Los Angeles judge had ordered for Lohan last month, it is an inpatient center with 24-hour staff at the doors, surveillance cameras and walls, TMZ said. While staff could not physically detain her if she tried to leave, they would notify authorities, resulting in a probation violation and likely jail time.

    L.A. County Superior Court Judge James Dabney had allowed 90-day rehab in lieu of a 90-day jail sentence in a plea arrangement on Lohan's charges of probation violation and three misdemeanors, including reckless driving and lying to police.

    Seafield, which also has facilities in Amityville, Medford, Mineola, Patchogue, Riverhead and Yaphank, has a 90-bed inpatient program at Westhampton Beach. It is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and licensed by New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services, according to its website.

    The "Liz & Dick" star, 26, who appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman" Tuesday night, had pleaded no contest to two misdemeanors, with the remaining count dismissed. She was sentenced to 90 days in a rehabilitation facility, 30 days community labor and psychological counseling for 18 months, among other conditions.

    Lohan grew up in Merrick and Cold Spring Harbor.


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  • 04/10/13--10:01: Kardashian News

  • Rob Kardashian's ex-girlfriendsRihanna Understudy Rita Ora and Adrienne Bailon have been spotted partying together in New York, just as the Kardashian brother has debuted his new romance with Naza Jafarian.

    Rita, who split from Rob in December after work schedules meant that they rarely saw each other, posted a picture on Instagram which shows her and Adrienne having a giggle together, and captioned it: "Good times, Great laughs".

    Adrienne, whose relationship with Rob ended after he confessed to cheating on her, replied with: "Long as my b***hes love me (sic)".

    Kim Kardashian's upcoming divorce trial will be a family affair.
    Court records show that the 32-year-old's legal team intend to call her mother and manager Kris Jenner to the witness stand.
    Several lawyers will discuss the pair's prenuptial agreement but her famous sisters Khloe and Kourtney are not expected to testify about the reality star's brief marriage.

    Humphries is seeking an annulment of the pair's 72-day marriage, claiming it was based on fraud.
    The filing states Kardashian will testify that she 'did not defraud (Humphries) into marrying her.'
    Kardashian's boyfriend, Kanye West, and her sisters Kourtney and Khloe are not listed as probable witnesses.

    'Rise and grind!': Pregnant Kim Kardashian eats breakfast on the run as she races to morning workout with no make-up

    She's counting down to baby, but Kim Kardashian is still keeping up a hectic pace.
    The 32-year-old didn't have time for make-up - or breakfast - before leaving her house on Tuesday for an early morning workout.

    'Rise and grind! Gym time,' she tweeted to her fans.

    Ray J (@RayJ) On Power 106 About His Single I Hit It First

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