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Oh No They Didn't! - LiveJournal.com

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    It’s always tricky casting a white actor to play a famous minority, so when Johnny Depp strapped a bird to his head to play Tonto in The Lone Ranger, those involved had to know they were going to take some heat for it (unless they’re complete idiots, and having seen Jerry Bruckheimer’s previous movies, the jury’s still out). I don’t think it’s always wrong for a white actor to play a non-white role, but if you’re an American Indian actor or an actor from another historically marginalized group, I can understand why you’d be pissed about one of the precious few roles specifically tailored to you going to a white dude. (Though for what it’s worth, Depp does describe his great grandmother as “quite a bit of a Native American.”). Meanwhile, Depp’s Lone Ranger co-star Armie Hammer, possibly the whitest man alive, says it wasn’t an issue at all, because the American Indians they talked to during filming (some of them paid consultants, presumably) all thought his kemosabe’s kabuki was hunky-dory. Hakuna matata and all that shit.



    The actor turned up in Las Vegas with Depp last Wednesday to unveil 20 minutes of new footage from the film to movie theater owners at CinemaCon. Before being honored as the Male Star of Tomorrow at the conference a day later, Hammer defended his film’s depiction of Tonto, saying that the cast worked with many Native Americans on the project.

    “They were nothing but excited about it. They loved it — they’re thrilled,” the actor said in an interview. “It’s so funny, because every Native American we talked to was like, ‘This is awesome! I’m so excited.’ And every white person we talked to was like, ‘How dare you cast a non-Native American?’ It’s like, the white people are the one who have the problem, but the Indians — the Native Americans — are like, ‘This is great. We love it.’” [LATimes]

    Sure they did, but then again, the ones he talked to were probably hanging around craft services all day, and you know how those people get around the fire water (*pantomimes “glug-glug”*). What? What’d I say? I kid, I kid. On a serious note, Armie Hammer has to walk a delicate line defending the dubious decisions of people cutting him a huge paycheck, and as such it’s all but impossible for him not to say the occasional kinda dumb thing. I don’t have a problem with Johnny Depp playing an American Indian (not that it’s my place to…), but I do think it’s hilarious to watch them try to spin Johnny Depp starring in a Jerry Bruckheimer movie as some kind of tribute to the proud American Indian peoples. That’s basically like McDonalds calling their breakfast burritos a show of solidarity with the Latino community.




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    When Porsha Stewart found out that her husband had filed for a divorce, she was, in a word, shocked. But the way she found out about her hubby's acts is even more surprising. Leave it to Twitter to break headlines! In a recent interview with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star told Andy that she learned about her divorce through Twitter.



    That's right. Twitter knew that her marriage was ending before she did! The whole situation is super ironic considering the tweet that Porsha sent out earlier that day. She said she wrote in a tweet, "today is the first day of the rest of your life." Wow!

    But things continue to get crazier. Porsha and Kordell, who we would assume aren't really in a great place, are living under the same roof, which isn't exactly the most comfortable housing situation. Kind of like a bad roommate.

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    With the Season 5 Reunion of The Real Housewives of Atlanta officially wrapped up, NeNe Leakes is on to her next project: her wedding. The star took to Twitter to reveal her list of bridesmaids for the event, all nine of them!





    "I love my bridesmaids @CynthiaBailey10 @iheartMarlo @LauraMGovan @iamjennifer @dianagowins @thablondebomb @LEXISIS1 @StylesbyPat @dawnienla," NeNe gushed.

    Now that her nuptials will be broadcast for our viewing pleasure on her upcoming spin-off, I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding, we are particularly interested to see which of her RHoA castmates made the cut. But, only two familiar faces will be joining NeNe at the altar: Cynthia Bailey (duh) and Season 4 guest star, Marlo Hampton.

    Cynthia was an obvious choice, but Marlo definitely came as a surprise. Based on many an Instagram photo, we knew NeNe and Marlo were friends, but we had no idea NeNe counts her among her closest and dearest friends. That being said, she's sure to add plenty to the entertainment factor of NeNe's new show.

    The rest of NeNe's crew includes Basketball Wives stars Laura Govan and Jennifer Williams, self-proclaimed "blessed investor" Lexis Mason, Dawn Robinson, "tha blonde bomb," celeb hairstylist Pat Sumpter-Davis, and of course Diana Gowins — NeNe's answer to Oprah's Gayle King.

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    GIRL BANDS POST? WHAT IS YOUR FAV GIRL BAND? DISCUSS

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    Following reports that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have postponed their wedding, issues between the couple continue to overshadow their romance.

    "Miley and Liam had another argument before the weekend and the engagement ring is off again," a source close to Cyrus tells PEOPLE.

    Since Cyrus returned to Los Angeles after recently visiting Miami, the rift deepened between the former Disney star, 20, and the Hunger Games actor, though the couple continue to live together at Cyrus's Toluca Lake house.

    This weekend, with his brother Chris, a scruffily bearded Hemsworth, looking to be in a relaxed, smiling mood, attended the City Year Spring Break event on the Sony lot in L.A – where Liam was bombarded by young female fans asking to take photos with him, which he did graciously.

    Otherwise, he chatted with a few male friends and his brother, remaining at the event for about an hour.

    Despite their difficulties, both Cyrus and Hemsworth agree that postponing the wedding is the "mature thing to do."

    "They don't want to get married until they figure out their problems. But Miley is very worried about losing Liam. She is crazy about him," the source says.



    Miley Cyrus shows off a bare ring finger while posing for a photo with her hair stylist

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    KIM GORDON SOUNDS OFF
    In an ELLE exclusive, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon talks candidly about her next chapter, and what really happened between her and Thurston Moore.



    The last time I saw Kim Gordon, she was preparing a chicken for roasting. This was several years ago, and I was reporting a piece about the bohemian style of the Northampton, Massachusetts, home of indie rock’s most powerful couple, Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, of legendary noise-rock band Sonic Youth. Moore gave me a tour of the veritable record store that was his basement, and Gordon showed me her art studio and racks of vintage clothes. I saw the rumpled sheets on the couple’s bed, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer box set in their den, and the refreshingly girly bedroom of their teenage daughter, Coco. But later, to my friends, what I described was sitting at their kitchen table watching Moore assemble cassette tapes for an upcoming release on his Ecstatic Peace! label while his wife of some 20 years was elbow-deep in poultry stuffing. In that moment, Gordon was the ultimate hipster Renaissance woman I aspired to be, a feminist rebel who could make avant-garde art all day, then cook a killer dinner for her family at night.

    Since forming Sonic Youth with Moore in 1981, Gordon has come to personify two qualities generally considered incompatible: rebellion and maturity. She played bass and guitar, wrote songs, and sang for Sonic Youth, a band whose mission—
infiltrate the mainstream with dissonant, defiant guitar noise—shaped ’90s alternative rock. Gordon coproduced Hole's debut album, Pretty on the Inside; nurtured a young Kurt Cobain; put a teenage Chloë Sevigny on-screen for the first time, alongside the infamous collection for Perry Ellis by then up-and-coming designer Marc Jacobs; and, via the band’s album-cover art and videos, helped popularize the work of such visionaries as Spike Jonze, Todd Haynes, Gerhard Richter, Mike Kelley, and Richard Prince. Over the past 30 years she’s been considered an indie sex symbol, an iconoclastic performer, and a de facto professor of modern feminist pop mystique (her interest in Karen Carpenter, Madonna, and, more recently, Britney Spears lent them depth).

    And yet, as scrutinized as she has been, Gordon has always been considered a mystery. A typical Sonic Youth interview featured Moore waxing philosophical while Gordon, in sunglasses, sat by his side, nearly silent. Aloof, remote, and intimidating are often used to describe her. After decades in the public eye, it seemed like this was the way things would always be. Then, in the fall of 2011, Gordon and Moore announced they were separating. The news called into question the future of Sonic Youth and devastated legions of music fans. Jon Dolan, one of the flintiest rock critics around, began a piece for Grantland about their breakup with this plaintive cry: "Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!"

    "I can understand people being curious," Gordon says when I ask her about all the attention she’s gotten since the split. "I’m curious myself. What’s going to happen now?"

    It’s late afternoon on an unforgivingly cold winter day in New York City. Gordon arrives a few minutes early at Sant Ambroeus, the understated West Village restaurant she chose for our meeting. She’s wearing eyeliner, a black-and-white-striped sweaterdress, and cognac-brown boots. I find myself dissecting her look so I can copy it later; such is the immediacy of her style. It would be rude to say Gordon doesn’t look her age, which is 59. That’s a line reserved for those who are desperately trying to appear young. There is nothing desperate about Kim Gordon. When the subject of dating comes up, I’m not surprised to hear that younger men are vying for her attention, though the couple is not yet divorced.

    "We have all these books, records, and art and are getting it all assessed; that’s what is taking so long," she says after ordering a glass of rosé. But both have moved on. Among her suitors are a restaurateur, an architect, and an actor. "It’s just weird," Gordon says of navigating new romance. "I can’t tell what’s normal." And Moore has regularly been seen with the same woman, fueling the rumor that his affair helped doom their marriage. "We seemed to have a normal relationship inside of a crazy world," Gordon says of her marriage. "And in fact, it ended in a kind of normal way—midlife crisis, starstruck woman."

    Some years ago, a woman Gordon declines to name became a part of the Sonic Youth world, first as the girlfriend of an erstwhile band member and later as a partner on a literary project with Moore. Eventually, Gordon discovered a text message and confronted him about having an affair. They went to counseling, but he kept seeing the other woman."We never got to the point where we could just get rid of her so I could decide what I wanted to do," Gordon says. "Thurston was carrying on this whole double life with her. He was really like a lost soul." Moore moved out. Gordon stayed home and listened to a lot of hip-hop. "Rap music is really good when you’re traumatized," she says.

    The first few months were rough. "It did feel like every day was different," she recalls. "It's a huge, drastic change." But slowly things improved. She adjusted to the framework of semisingle parenthood. (Coco, their only child, is now a freshman at a Chicago art school.) Gordon kept their colonial filled with friends—a musician, a poet, and Moore’s adult niece, with whom Gordon has remained very close. "Sometimes I cook dinner and just invite whomever," she says of her improvised family life. "Everyone helps out a bit with the dogs. It’s a big house. It’s nice to have people around." Things were stabilizing. Then Gordon was found to have a noninvasive form of breast cancer called DCIS. "I’m fine; it’s literally the best you can have," she says of her diagnosis, which required a lumpectomy. "I didn’t do radiation or anything, but I was like, Okay, what else is going to happen to me?"

    Sitting across from Gordon, who has long been a role model for women who want to be tough without becoming hard, I’m struck by how well-placed in her our collective faith has been. "Kim comes off all cool and badass, but she’s really sweet and gentle and feminine," longtime friend Sofia Coppola says, praising Gordon’s ability to draw power from vulnerability. That trait is much in evidence when Gordon discusses the recent past. She’s sad, and unafraid to show it, but she’s also clear-eyed about how the dismantling of some areas of her life has freed her up in others. “When you’re in a group, you’re always sharing everything. It’s protected,” she says of being in Sonic Youth. “Your own ego is not there for criticism, but you also never quite feel the full power of its glory, either.” She’s done with that for now. “A few years ago I started to feel like I owed it to myself to really focus on doing art.”

    Gordon has been painting a lot, in anticipation of a forthcoming survey show at the San Francisco gallery Queen’s Nails. She also recently worked on a capsule collection with French label Surface to Air and, with Coco by her side, shot an ad campaign for Saint Laurent. She’s been onstage quite a bit in the past year too, singing and playing guitar. She joined musician John Cale in his tribute to former Velvet Underground bandmate and muse Nico at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, toured Europe with the experimental musician Ikue Mori, and took part in the renowned “Face the Strange” music series hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. And Gordon, like Moore, has a new band. This year she’ll tour in support of the forthcoming debut album of Body/Head, which she formed with longtime friend and collaborator Bill Nace. “I do have a lot of things going on right now,” she says with a slight smile.

    Gordon grew up mostly in Los Angeles; her father was a sociology professor, and her mother a homemaker with creative tendencies. “She’d make long caftans with hoods and sell them out of our house,” Gordon remembers. Her mother and father had few traditional expectations of her. “They were from a generation of hands-off parenting,” she says, and cultivated in her two traits that an artist needs to survive: intellectual curiosity and a near antiauthoritarian level of creative independence. “I’ve never been good with structure—doing assignments for the sake of them or doing things I’m supposed to do.”

    She attended a progressive elementary school linked to UCLA and loved it. “It was learn by doing,” she recalls. “So we were always making African spears and going down to the river and making mud huts, or skinning a cowhide and drying it and throwing it off the cliff at Dana Point.”

    The way Gordon talks about the L.A. of her youth conjures the bleached-out, diffuse brutality of the city as portrayed in Joan Didion’s classic collection The White Album. “I remember when we were young, playing on these huge dirt mounds that became freeway on-ramps,” Gordon says. “And my mom pointing to Century City, saying, ‘There’s going to be a city there.’ I have a lot of nostalgia for Los Angeles at a certain time—just the landscape, before it was overgrown with bad stucco and mini malls and bad plastic surgery. It wasn’t like I was happy. I don’t want to be back in that time, but it felt a lot more open.”

    If you had to describe the core sensibility of Gordon’s work—painting, vocal performance, or dress—it would be that quintessentially Californian expansive desolation. It’s a feeling, not an idea, and it’s what first pulled Gordon away from fine art and toward rock ’n’ roll. “When I came to New York, I’d go and see bands downtown playing no-wave music,” she recalls of her arrival, after graduating from art school. “It was expressionistic and it was also nihilistic. Punk rock was tongue-in-cheek, saying, ‘Yeah, we’re destroying rock.’ No-wave music is more like, ‘NO, we’re really destroying rock.’ It was very dissonant. I just felt like, Wow, this is really free. I could do that.”

    So she did. The Sonic Youth discography includes 16 studio albums and numerous EPs and compilation albums, not to mention music videos and documentaries. Their 1988 LP, Daydream Nation, was added to the U.S. Library of Congress National Recording Registry in 2005. Sonic Youth is not just revered within the indie rock world; it’s an indelible part of American pop-cultural history, a sort of byword for tasteful and progressive art that’s also popular. “She was a forerunner, musically,” says Kathleen Hanna, of the riot grrrl band Bikini Kill and later the dance-rock group Le Tigre. “Just knowing a woman was in a band trading lead vocals, playing bass, and being a visual artist at the same time made me feel less alone.” Hanna met Gordon when she came to a Bikini Kill show in the early ’90s. “She invited my band to stay at her and Thurston’s apartment,” Hanna says. “As a radical feminist singer, I wasn’t particularly 
well liked. I was in a punk underground scene dominated by hardcore dudes who yelled mean shit at me every night, and journalists routinely called my voice shrill, unlistenable. Kim made me feel accepted in a way I hadn’t before. Fucking Kim Gordon thought I was on the right track, haters be damned. It made the bullshit easier to take, knowing she was in my corner.”

    Gordon’s anodyne vocals and whirling dervish stage presence are as much a Sonic Youth signature as Moore’s and Lee Ranaldo’s discordant guitars, but her pursuit of additional creative outlets helped others think more broadly about what it could mean to be in a rock band. “Kim inspired me because she tried all the things that interested her,” Coppola says. “She just did what she was into.” Hanna agrees. “I loved so many kinds of art besides music, and it sometimes made me feel torn, but Kim seemed very comfortable doing whatever she felt like at the time.”

    “I never really thought of myself as a musician,” Gordon says. “I’m not saying Sonic Youth was a conceptual-art project for me, but in a way it was an extension of Warhol. Instead of making criticism about popular culture, as a lot of artists do, I worked within it to do something.”

    We’ve finished the dregs of our wine, and the sun has set. I’m interested in something Gordon was filmed saying about imprisoned members of the Russian activist punk band Pussy Riot: “Women make natural anarchists and revolutionaries, because they’ve always been second-class citizens, kinda having had to claw their way up.” Gordon nods as I read back her quote: “I mean, who made up all the rules in the culture? Men—white male corporate society. So why wouldn’t a woman want to rebel against that?”

    Part of my own affection for Kim Gordon, I realize, is her association with an era when even boys thought it was cool to call themselves feminists. I’m not sure when exactly that changed, but I know that by the time I was aware of experiencing sexism firsthand I’d already gotten the message that to identify myself as a feminist would limit me. I envy and admire the way Gordon—and the pop-cultural heroes she helped shape, like Hanna and Coppola and Courtney Love—seemed unafraid of that word. But I am even more envious and admiring of the way the men in Gordon’s orbit—from the Beastie Boys, who played with Sonic Youth over the years, to Moore to Cobain, who was very close to Gordon—seem to have taken cues from her about how to be good men.

    It’s easy to forget that the ideals Gordon championed are now taken for granted by a younger generation, a fact driven home when Gordon mentions Lena Dunham’s Girls. Despite being a fan of the hit show (“I love that all of the sex scenes are awkward and kind of a failure”), she’s troubled by what she calls a “misleading” scene in which Marnie sleeps with Hannah’s gay roommate. At one point Marnie says no, but they proceed to have sex, and her objection becomes part of their sex-ual play. “It’s a mixed message about what no means,” Gordon points out. It’s part of an “ironic Williamsburg hipster” pose, she goes on, that considers political correctness kind of square. “If you’re going to do that [in Girls], you also have to—in some other instance—show that it’s not cool.” For a show that’s been written about nearly to death, it’s an observation that seems both totally obvious and underdiscussed.

    “What the breach of generations shows is that there’s more than one way to be feminist,” Gordon says. Indeed, her admirers put her in the same hallowed category in which she puts such figures as Didion, Jane Fonda, and, now, Hillary Clinton. When Gordon recalls Clinton being grilled by Congress in her final hearings, it’s with deep reverence. “It just showed how experienced she is and how inexperienced those other guys were—she was masterful, the way she handled them. She’s a living embodiment of being pro-women.”

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    Reese Witherspoon has publicly apologized for her behavior in Atlanta after her husband, Jim Toth, was pulled over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

    But she's certainly not the only one feeling regretful.

    Toth "feels awful that he involved Reese in the situation," a source close to the CAA agent tells PEOPLE. "He made a bad decision and it certainly made things worse that he dragged her into it."

    Toth, 42, and Witherspoon, 37, were arrested and briefly jailed early Friday morning – he for DUI, she for disorderly conduct after verbally sparring with a police officer.

    Now, says the source, Toth, "has to pay the consequences, bottom line. He gets that."

    Adds a second source: "It's embarrassing for him. He'll have to explain himself to his bosses."

    As for his drinking (Toth blew a .139 on his sobriety test; the legal limit in Georgia is .08), the source says that the couple will reflect on the events of last week.

    "Jim has always been a big social drinker," adds the first source. "A lot of his job is being social. He's out to lunch or dinner almost every day of the week, schmoozing clients and taking business meetings."

    "[The arrest is] just going to make the two of them stop and pause, and think about maybe how much Jim's drinking plays a role in their lives – if it does or not," the source says.

    But as Toth and Witherspoon consider their next steps and the effects of the arrest on their family and their careers, they may take further action. "No one would be surprised," a third source tells PEOPLE, "if Jim goes to rehab."

    The couple's court hearing was originally set for Monday morning but has been rescheduled for May 22.

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    Stephanie Sanditz has been hired to pen "Infernal Devices," an adaptation of Cassandra Clare's spin-off book series.

    Young adult franchise hopeful The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones doesn’t open until August 23, but Constantin Films is already working on a prequel.

    The company has thrown into development Infernal Devices, an adaptation of the spin-off book series written by Mortal Instruments author Cassandra Clare, and has hired Stephanie Sanditz to write the screenplay.

    Mortal Instruments, a best-selling series of fantasy romance books, centers on a young girl who discovers she is part of a hidden race of angels known as Shadowhunters locked in a battle with warlocks and vampires called Downworlders.

    Infernal Devices is set in Victorian England and sees a new teen girl plunged into a journey of adventure and self-discovery. The books feature the ancestors of many Mortal Instruments characters as well as some character overlap.

    Three books, titled Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess, have been published.
    Constantin is also on the hunt for a director to bring on Infernal Devices.

    The company has a certain amount of faith in the power of Clare and her works. While not at the level of a Stephenie Meyer or Suzanne Collins, the author has a legion of devoted followers, mostly teen girls, the same demographic that has helped power other YA franchises.

    As an example, Mortal Instruments held a panel at the recent WonderCon and Clare -- not actors such as Lily Collins -- had fans lining up to gush and ask questions.

    Sanditz, repped by Gersh, is an actress-turned-screenwriter. Key in getting the Infernal Devices gig was her script for The Mediator, an adaptation of the ghost love story book series by Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries) being developed by A Bigger Boat.


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    Don't they need to see how The Mortal Instruments does at the box office before they go making the prequel series into films as well? I mean... I get the feeling Constantin and Sony is expecting TMI to bring in some Twilight-esque numbers...

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    The rumor of the day suggested a collabo between Britney, Will.I.Am, Nicole Swizertjdkkdjflop and Miley Cyrus, and now we know why!
    Will Tweeted the foursome will hangout on Livestream on Tuesday.

    Hangin w @britneyspears @mileycyrus @nicolescherzy on YT Livestream w/ G+ Hangout tmw at 4:15pm PST http://youtube.com/illwilly #WillPowerHangout


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    Downton, the Musical



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    Where did they find that exact Mary copy? All the Dan Stevens shade in this <3 And Colin nailed his impression of Julian Fellowes.

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    Leave it up to Amanda Bynes to further baffle us after learning she was
    reportedly kicked out a New York gym for smoking weed this past weekend.

    According to RumorFix, the former Nickelodeon star was booted from the Planet
    Fitness in Harlem and had her membership revoked, when she was discovered
    smoking marijuana in the women's locker room.

    Of all the places to celebrate 4/20, we didn't think anyone would be doing it at
    a gym. A Planet Fitness employee, who told the website the gym "does not allow
    lunks to workout here, and especially no weed smokers," added that Bynes did not
    take the news that the company was canceling her membership very well, and was
    seen storming out.

    For what it's worth, Bynes has denied the gym's claims, telling RumorFix, “I
    don’t smoke in the bathroom. I also don’t smoke pot I smoke tabacco!"

    We're pretty sure most people can tell the difference between the smell of
    marijuana and tobacco, and we'd be more apt to believe Bynes if she wasn't
    spotted smoking what looked a lot like a joint earlier this month in the middle
    of Times Square.

    Perhaps the 27-year-old just rolls her own cigarrettes, but we're reminded of
    previous reports that the former child star was facing eviction because she was
    allegedly smoking weed "morning, noon and night" in the hallway of her strictly
    non-smoking building.

    Bynes also denied those reports, but didn't address the marijuana claims.
    Instead, she told Celebuzz, "I'm not moving. I don't have a landlord! I don't
    rent! I own a condo in NY."

    Saturday's incident is just one more for the books, as Bynes appears to continue
    to spiral out of control -- and it's yet another gym she's been asked to leave.

    The "She's The Man" star is going to have a hard time finding a place to work
    out if she keeps this up, since she was reportedly kicked out of an adult
    gymnastics class at Chelsea Piers after she “showed up in fishnets and a leotard
    that looked like lingerie." Sources also told The New York Post that the actress
    was seen “muttering to herself” and then “burst into tears when she attempted a
    cartwheel and her dark-colored wig fell off."

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    Amanda denies it, of course. I hope I don't get sued. Whatever.

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    As you may have heard, Beyoncé absolutely loathed a bunch of photos from her Super Bowl performance. We know this because her publicist attempted to eradicate six pictures from The Entire Internet, as if such a thing were possible. This time around, with the Mrs. Carter tour, Queen Bey has found a way to insure no unflattering snaps are posted: She's banning photographers altogether.

    Of course, when you try to ban some thing from The Entire Internet, you draw a lot of attention to it. The unflattering photos were amusing — seeing the oh-so-perfect star looking decidedly imperfect — but the incident probably would have blown over rather quickly if B. and her publicist had ignored the shots. By banning the images, Team Beyoncé insured that jokes would be made, memes would be created, and now, when you Google "Beyoncé ugly face," there are over 18 million results.

    This time around, pre-approved photos like the ones at the top of this post — in which Beyoncé looks beautiful and angelic in white and/or goddess-like in a coral gown — were "officially" released by Parkwood Entertainment, the company Beyoncé founded in 2008. The photo credit reads "Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images," meaning that although news outlets are downloading the images from news agency AP, the photographer was hired by Parkwood, and, we can assume, given explicit instructions about what kind of performance photos are acceptable to Bey.

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    But we all know how media works – they will do anything possible to get images that other publications don’t have. If they cant send a photographer to give them original photos, the next best thing they can do is buy photos from fans in the front rows in the arena (cameras were not allowed, but no one can take away phones). It’s the next best thing for them, and a huge nightmare for Beyoncé and her publicist.

    Just like her self-directed and completely unrevealing documentary, this move once again proves just how much of a control freak Mrs. Carter can be — just how protective and private and guarded she really is.

    But if you're a die-hard fan interested in photographs, fret not: Beyoncé is releasing her own book of high-quality, carefully posed images.



    Damn can she lighten up? so obsessed with appearing "perfect"

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    The Queen of All Media, RuPaul, is extending his domain with a mobile game to give you even more Drag Race realness.

    From developer So Much Drama Studios:




    RuPaul’s Drag Race: Dragopolis is a fantabulous adventure starring a drag queen fighting for RuPaul. The evil drag queen Apocalypstyk [Ed. note: nailed it]  has broken into the workroom on day one of RuPaul’s Drag Race in order to sabotage the show and kidnap the sexy men in the pit crew. Players control our drag queen heroine, and can customize this ferocious character with sickening wigs, outfits and even their own face. In order to save the day, she races to the main stage, jumping and clawing her way past Apocalypstyk’s increasingly fierce minions, all while serving up new looks for the photo shoots!  There is no RuPaulogizing in this game!



    Gaymers will also be able to recruit Drag Race fan faves Pandora Boxx, Yara Sofia or Manila Luzon for whole new adventures for 99 cents each –  god knows they’ve gone for less.

    “I have enjoyed playing with myself for years, and now Drag Race fans can, too,” Ru said, followed by a rimshot by pit crew member Shawn Morales. That he didn’t have a drum is neither here nor there.

    “Drag is such an amazing form of entertainment. I love the wit, theatricality, and heart that drag performers bring, and RuPaul’s Drag Race: Dragopolis is a great way to celebrate that,” Jeff Meador, the game’s creator and head of So Much Drama Studios, added. “We’ve had so much fun making this game, and the support we’ve been getting from the drag community has been incredible.  It’s so rewarding to see that people love playing RuPaul’s Drag Race: Dragopols as much as we loved making it.”

    Check out some shots from Dragopolis, which will be available for free download on iTunes for iOS devices on Monday, May 6 to coincide with — surprise! — the finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race. It’s called werq, hunty.








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    In this episode we show you a how to make or Santa Monica Winter Salad and a quick, delicious way to prepare peanuts (still in the shell) and watermelon rind with cold, canned soup!


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    I love this family so much. <3

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  • The Great Gatsby is one of the most anticipated films of the spring, and in typical Baz Luhrmann tradition (Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!) the soundtrack is an event itself.



    Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film The Great Gatsby [iTunes link] also features new material from Jay-Z, Florence and the Machine and Lana Del Rey, as well as a cover of Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" performed by Beyoncé and André 3000.

    The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the titular Jay Gatsby and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway. It arrives in theaters May 10.

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    We’re only a few short weeks away from the season finale of Glee, and today we’re getting our first look at Blaine in the episode titled “All Or Nothing.” (Some spoilers about the season finale ahead)

    In the photo, released exclusively on EW.com, Blaine is seen checking out potential engagement rings with upcoming guest star Patty Duke.

    Patty Duke’s character is in a long-term lesbian relationship with Family Ties star Meredith Baxter when she is introduced later this season.

    Who knows what the situation between Kurt and Blaine will be by the season finale, but it looks like Blaine may be jumping a little too far ahead with potentially getting married, right? Could it be that by the end of season 4 of Glee, we’ll have seen Kurt and Blaine together, broken up, interested in other guys, back together, and then possibly engaged? Something tells us Kurt won’t take the bait and will be the more emotionally aware person of the two of them. Or maybe he won’t?

    By the way, say these two do get married: will one of them take the other’s last name? Will we see Kurt Anderson or Blaine Hummel in the near future!? Are we really discussing this right now on Hypable!?

    What are your thoughts about Kurt and Blaine potentially being engaged? Will Glee season 5 be all about their tumultuous engagement?

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    Whilst Cory Monteith is focusing on getting better in rehab, it has been claimed that his on and off screen girlfriend Lea Michele is planning their future together, which includes having a baby.

    Having previously gushed about Cory and her relationship with the actor, who plays Finn Hudson on the hit show, it has now been reported that Lea wants to start a family with him.

    A source claimed to HollywoodLife: "Not only does Lea want Cory to get better for his personal well being, she also wants to get pregnant and she thinks that Cory is the one and would be a wonderful father - and the sooner he is better, the sooner they can start a family!”

    A rep for Lea has been approached for comment.

    Following the news that Cory was entering rehab, Lea, who plays Rachel Berry on the hit show also released a statement where she vowed to stand by Cory. She said:

    "I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this. I am grateful and proud he made this decision."

    However, the rumor sounds just that as we're not too sure how a pregnancy would fit into the life of her character after Lea excitedly tweeted that Glee would be returning for two more seasons. Wanting to share the good news with her fans, the actress tweeted:

    "Such great news! Glee will be back for season 5 and 6! I'm so happy!!! Can't wait to see what Rachel will be up to next year! #gleeseason5".

    Confirming the good news in a statement, Fox chairman Kevin Reilly said: "Glee debuted as the first and only successful musical comedy series on television, and more than four years later, it continues to defy genres, break new ground and have a significant impact on popular culture.

    "Week in and week out ... the entire Glee team deliver(s) a series that not only delights and surprises fans, but also inspires them to talk about, share, debate and engage with the show – and I'm absolutely thrilled to have them on board for another two seasons."

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    Bruno Mars makes his first appearance on the cover of Rolling Stone in our next issue. The Hawaiian-born star talks to senior writer Brian Hiatt about his 25-year history as an entertainer, which started when he began impersonating Elvis Presley in the family band at age two. Before he was even in kindergarten, Mars was leading the group in their hugely successful show in Las Vegas, but when the band broke up Bruno's family struggled to pay the bills, and life as he knew it fell apart. "I wouldn't trade it for anything," he says. "Because I feel like I can enjoy this so much."

    Mars kicks off an arena tour in late June, and his Number One single "When I Was Your Man" has been all over radio for months. Very reluctantly, he reveals that he wrote the song for his girlfriend, model Jessica Caban, when he worried he was losing her. They stayed together, and now Mars has difficulty playing the song. "You're bringing up all these old emotions again," he says. "It's just like bleeding!"

    Look for the issue on stands and in the iTunes App Store this Friday, April 26th.

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    At the Time 100 gala, TV host Jimmy Kimmel said there's no rivalry between him and Jimmy Fallon. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel also attended the event celebrating the world's most influential people.

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    I love how Amy Poehler stops Miguel to tell him she loves him, haha!

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    YOUR ONE-DAYS: Michael Buble will have both the top debut and the #1 album next week. Here are this week's key new releases:

    Michael Buble (Reprise) 150-175k
    Fantasia (RCA) 90-95k
    Phoenix (Glassnote) 45-50k
    Rob Zombie (T-Boy/UMe) 27-32k
    Will.i.Am (Interscope) 20-25k
    Snoop Lion (RCA) 18-21k
    Tate Stevens (RCA Nashville) 14-16k



    did you buy any cds this week, ONTD?


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