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- 05/04/13--23:06: Aaron Tveit singing "We Are Never Getting Back Together"
- 05/05/13--00:14: Miley Cyrus is a hypocrite, remains flawless while doing so
- 05/05/13--00:15: Hans Zimmer Is Scoring Steve McQueen’s 'Twelve Years a Slave'
- 05/05/13--00:39: Michael Caine Joins Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar
- 05/05/13--00:40: Trust P!nk to go overboard with an apology.
- 05/05/13--16:20: IGGY AZALEA "BOUNCE" VIDEO PREMIERE!
- 05/05/13--16:20: Dead Island: Riptide is (Surprise) Garbage (NWS for gore)
- 05/05/13--16:54: Ryan Gosling Spotted Directing New Film and Looks Hot Doing It
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Aaron Tveit did a set at 54 Below & covered Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"-- complete with the talking in the middle of the song.
Popular Hot 97 deejay “Mister Cee” was busted trying to pick up a male prostitute in Brooklyn, cop sources said.
But Cee, 46, whose real name is Calvin LeBrun, didn’t know that the gigolo he approached at Madison St. and Broadway in Bushwick just before midnight on Thursday was really an undercover cop, the sources said.
The music man — who emerged into the hip-hop world as Big Daddy Kane’s deejay and later produced Notorious B.I.G.’s first album, “Ready to Die” — was charged with patronizing a prostitute. He was waiting to be arraigned on Saturday. It’s not the first time the deejay has been cuffed for playing with prostitutes.
Cee pled guilty in 2011 to a charge of loitering for the purpose of engaging in prostitution after he was arrested for receiving oral sex from another man in a parked car.
Miley Cyrus seems to contradict herself quite a bit. Her most recent contradiction stems from her interview with Elle UK.
In the article, Miley addresses her relationship Liam Hemsworth, stating it is now private, as is the rest of her personal life.
"We [Liam and I] were too nice to the world and gave them too much insight – into my life and my puppies and my house – and I just don't feel they get that privilege any more," Cyrus said. "Like on my Twitter, I'm much more...not conservative, but you don't see a picture of my dogs. You don't get that personal stuff any more."
But, wait! While the talented starlet claims her fans won't see a picture of her dogs, her twitter, as well as her newly created instagram, say otherwise.
From her Twitter:
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Girl, I love you, but come ooonnnnnn. Practice what you preach, tbh.
It still may be early in the year, but this is already one of the strong Oscar contenders of 2013. I'm talking about the film Twelve Years a Slave, the next feature from auteur Steve McQueen (Hunger, Shame), starring Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup, a man living in New York during the mid-1800s who is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the deep south. The film is in post-production and Film Music Reporter (via The Playlist) has learned that McQueen has somehow nabbed Hans Zimmer to score the film, which is getting a late December release by Fox Searchlight. The blog says Zimmer "recently composed the score."
Oscar winning composer Hans Zimmer is always hard at work throughout the entire year, and has his name personally attached to quite a few projects already. He scored Zack Snyder's Man of Steel coming up this summer, as well as Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger. He's also scoring Ron Howard's F1 movie Rush, Mr. Morgan's Last Love and Akiva Goldsman's currently filming Winter's Tale. I love the score for McQueen's Shame, by Harry Escott, but I'm surprised to see him find someone with more mainstream appeal for this.
Steve McQueen's Twelve Years a Slave stars Chiwetel Ejiofor (of Serenity, Kinky Boots, Children of Men, American Gangster, Salt) as Solomon Northup, a man living in New York during the mid-1800s who is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the deep south. The film has an incredible ensemble cast to go along, featuring Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Beasts nominee Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Paul Giamatti, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sarah Paulson, Michael K. Williams and Marcus Lyle Brown. Fox Searchlight has the film scheduled for limited release on December 27th, 2013 right in the middle of the awards season.
Deadline reports that Michael Caine has signed on to Christopher Nolan’s next film, Interstellar. It was such a forgone conclusion — what with Caine appearing in five other Nolan films and all — it almost feels unnecessary to aggregate; however, you know how it is, blogs be aggregatin’.
Caine joins Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain in a movie about an “interstellar voyage to the farthest borders of our scientific understanding.” Joke's on you, Nolan — we don’t understand anything about science, so that’s going to be a real short voyage.
She was sick and had to cancel her April 22 concert in Brimingham, England, and now P!nk is responding to angry fans who have been sending her hate mail.
On Saturday (May 4), the “Just Give Me a Reason” rocker, who is currently on her Truth About Love tour, took to her official page to pen a response.
Ticket holders were upset that the show will not be made up, prompting the rain of angry mail to begin. Check out her full message below:
"To all of the fans/friends/people/ticket buyers from the Birmingham show that I had to cancel: and I say “had” because I had absolutely no choice in the matter, no control over the circumstances, and physically could not get my sick ass on stage, because of an ear infection and chest infection all at the same time, and even a doctor told me I could not go on stage wether I wanted to or not: To all of you:
I sincerely apologize, AGAIN, for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Sincerely. I actually rode by the venue, and saw some of you in line, and there was not a fucking thing I could do about any of it. Except cry. My heart was absolutely broken.
I am getting a lot of hate mail from some of you, not all. But to those of you that expect and feel entitled to perfection; Have a look at my track record- please- in general- for tours past. I have an incredible record. I do not cancel and I do not take it for granted how much trouble people go to- from spending hard earned money they don’t have, to travel expenses and time and planning, etc. I take NOnE of it for granted, EVER. That’s why I never phone it in. I go on stage and pour my fucking heart and body out on that stage. I ruin my body and my vocal chords, make myself sicker, come hell or high water. I don’t lip sync, I don’t rely on dancers to do my work for me.I try to put the best show on that I can, that any human being can, and I don’t stop until I know you’re happy.
I am a human being, therefore I am able to catch illness. It is beyond my control- and I can’t apologize for that. And you know what I’ve been performing through the last week? ROTA virus. Look it up. I challenge any one of you to do what I do while sick with that. You couldn’t do it.
The fact that I don’t get the benefit of the doubt from you saddens me. There is no way I can make up this date. There isn’t a way. And for any of you that believe in me, please know we did everything we could to try to make it happen. Everything. It’s a logistical nightmare that is again, out of my control.
And guess what? I might actually get sick again on this tour. Can you imagine it?How dare I even think that? I have a two year old who is building her immune system by getting sick all over the place. And the fact that I even went on tour while being a full time mom is a miracle in itself.
The next time I schedule dates- ill have to say to myself- “if, God forbid I have to cancel one show, those fans will turn on me like rabid dogs and question the moral fabric of my character.”
For the loyal and understanding fans- I am so so sorry if I’ve hurt you in any way.
For the rest of you- Kindly kiss my entire almost back to healthy ass.
Alecia the human also known as p!nk
P!nk's Facebook via her official fan website
Damn, girl. We get it. You would have gone further if you hadn't tried to guilt-trip us into forgiving you.
It starts promisingly enough: a mad dash off a sinking ship, a military coup, and a zombie horde just aching to be shown the business end of a shotgun. And then, just like that, the promise is taken away. Dead Island: Riptide teases far more in its opening minutes than it ever manages to deliver across its lengthy campaign. There's no drama, and little excitement. Instead, there's a rehash of old ideas, combat that's fun for all of five minutes, and a seemingly never-ending slog of repetitive missions filled with characters that have the emotional depth of a wet sponge. If there were ever a video game equivalent of smacking your head against a brick wall, Riptide would be it.
The story--and that's using the word generously--is filled with the sort of terrible dialogue, hammy voice acting, and cliches you'd expect to see in an awful zombie spoof, or at best, a trashy B movie. But there's no sense of humour or self-awareness here: to Riptide's detriment, it takes itself very seriously. And that seriousness is hard to swallow when you have to look after a bunch of shallow, argumentative characters who utter irritating swears every few minutes and prove so unlikable that you're willing them to be torn apart by the zombie horde, just so you can have some peace and quiet. Then there's the plot itself, which endlessly meanders between government conspiracy, sci-fi, and human interest, without even the slightest sense of direction.
This all makes it so very hard to care about anything that happens in Riptide. By the time you drag yourself through to the disappointing ending, apathy has taken over to the point where you wouldn't bat an eyelid at even the most grand of revelations. And that's only if you can muster up enough energy to make it that far. Riptide's sandbox island of Hanoi isn't filled with the fun zombie-killing adventures you might expect. Instead, there are fetch quests: lots of fetch quests. And within those fetch quests are yet more fetch quests.
Nearly every single one of the main missions and side quests requires you to head over to a part of the island, find an item, and bring it back to base. Often, before you can retrieve said item, the game makes you fetch something for the person who holds the item, thus creating a fetch quest within a fetch quest. What's more, the narrative reasoning behind each quest is questionable. Why some stranded villager might be after a few measly bucks when the entire island has been overrun with flesh-eating
To make matters worse, the combat that ties the whole thing together remains largely unchanged from that of Dead Island, which is to say it's massively frustrating. The focus is on melee weapons, ranging from blunt objects like baseball bats and shovels, through to blades like carving knives and sickles. Most can be upgraded using items scavenged from around the island, with hidden blueprints giving you access to wilder designs. And initially at least, bludgeoning a zombie to death with an improvised, nail-covered baseball bat is amusing, thanks to the resulting blood splatters, severed limbs, and grisly sound effects.
The limitations of the combat soon become clear, though. Attacking zombies still feels wildly inaccurate, slow, and very dull, making it difficult to truly master. The result is that the combat quickly deteriorates into a repetitive mess as you kick a zombie backward, flail randomly at it, back off while it attacks, and then repeat the whole process ad nauseam. A stamina bar ensures you can't just spam an attack--particularly when you're using heavier weapons that drain the bar faster--but rather than giving the game a more realistic feel, it just further enhances the dull combat.
The vast majority of the zombies you face attack in the same way, rushing towards you until you knock them back with a kick to start the dull attack process. There are some special zombies that remain unchanged from those in Dead Island, including charger, spitter, and boomer types; they have slightly different movesets here, but you end up tackling them in exactly the same way, because your options are so limited. For a game so focused on combat, it's galling that you spend most of your time wanting to avoid zombies, just so you can spare yourself the resulting tedium.
Using a vehicle to get around takes some of the edge off of that tedium, because ploughing through groups of zombies in a jeep or cutting through them in a rickety old boat is far quicker than melee. Inevitably, though, you're still forced to engage in hand-to-hand combat once you reach your destination. Guns do arrive much later, but the weedy, inaccurate shooting isn't something to look forward to. Neither are Riptide's few horde missions, where you must protect your base from an onslaught of evil zombies. You can put up fences, lay mines, and take on a few side quests (of the fetch variety, naturally) in order to strengthen your defences, but it's all moot: just repeat your trusty "kick, swipe, back off" pattern a few hundred times, and the job's done.
Your reward for the hard combat slog is experience points, which are used to level up your character and unlock new skills, such as increased weapon accuracy and faster recovery times. Not that they make a whole lot of difference to the way the game plays, mind: it's all about keeping your level up to that of the zombies around you so you can fetch those items for other characters. Fortunately, levelling up is swift thanks to generous XP allocations, frequent checkpointing, and a death system that gives you unlimited lives, with the only penalty being the loss of cash you may have earned during missions or scrounged from the environment.
Riptide's role-playing game elements mean that as much as you might want to, you can't avoid combat entirely. But then, even if you did, what you'd be left with is a shallow husk of a storyline and an irritating cast of characters that you'd much rather see turned into a bloody mess than offered rescue. Not to mention that if you played the original Dead Island, there's not much new to see here. There's so little to like in Riptide that mustering up the enthusiasm to reach the lacklustre ending is a challenge for only the most hardcore of zombie fans to take on.
And don't try enlisting a few friends for some four-player co-op: it doesn't make the game any more exciting. Sure, having a few friends around makes those hordes disappear a little faster, and there are some extra quests you can take on, but the core experience remains as glacial as ever. Riptide is dumb, and mind-numbingly slow, and somehow manages to make the art of zombie-slaying feel like utter tedium. And if slaying zombies isn't fun in a game that's all about slaying zombies, why bother?
Not a huge surprise though I'm glad this flopped. For those not in the know about what a disaster this game was, please look at the statue they were offering with pre-orders
Yup. That caused a firestorm and they 'apologized' but, ya know, they still sold it.
Peter Jackson's latest epic in the Tolkien saga, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, arrived in stores on Blu-ray and DVD just this week. Richard Armitage, who plays Thorin Oakenshield, king of the dwarves, caught up with CNET Australia to give us the down-low on green screen acting, how to look like a dwarf and his passion for sustainable energy.
mods: this was from 2 days ago
Is it possible that Ryan Gosling looks even cuter as a director?
The hunky Hollywood star was caught on set of How to Catch a Monster in Detroit, Mich., but instead of doing his usual thing in front of the camera, Gosling was behind the scenes, making his directorial debut. And it looked like things were going well, since The Gos was snapped flashing a bright smile—that, or he was making lovey-dovey faces at his girlfriend Eva Mendes, who is also in the film.
Mad Men's Christina Hendricks stars in the fantasy flick, which centers on a single mother of two (Hendricks) named Billy, who lives in a vanishing city and is brought into a dark underworld when her son discovers a road that leads to an underwater village and one exciting adventure. The actress was very flattered to be given the role, and exclaimed during an interview with Flare magazine that she doesn't want to let Gosling down.
"[Ryan] called me and asked me if I was interested in doing this film, and I said: 'One, of course, yes, and two, why me? And three, I don't want to disappoint you. It's the largest role I've ever had, so this is one I'm definitely aware of my anxiety about."
She added, "You don't want to disappoint the people who have put their trust in you."
Especially if that person is, you know, Ryan Gosling.
I am so excited for him! He looks so happy
Even if it wasn’t a legal wedding — and they’re being coy about that point — Mama June and Sugar Bear‘s celebration in Georgia on Sunday was one to remember.
Honey Boo Boo‘s parents – June Shannon and Mike Thompson — dressed for the occasion in their fanciest camouflage.
Their seven-year-old daughter, aka Alana Thompson, was a vision in pink.
They barbecued in the back yard and had a grand old time.
Of course, the party was taped for their hit reality series, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which returns on TLC in July.
Would you wear a non white wedding dress?
loool Simon is amazing
Chris Brown spoke exclusively to the Kyle and Jackie O Show and opened up on his relationship with Rihanna
When asked about if he was going to be celebrating solo, the singer said "yeah, Imma (sic) do it solo, I mean at the end of the day Shawty (Rihanna) doing her own thang (sic), she on the road… it's always gonna be love… I'm a grown man, just gotta fast forward."
Brown also commented on how he's got his love interest to agree to the sabbatical, saying "tell me when you find out, cos I still have yet to!"
And for the record, Chris did have sex on an airplane… "I was a naughty, naughty boy". (lol okay)
CiCi is featured in J Magazine – The Neo-Feminist Issue, independent publishing created by James Worthington DeMolet. Sexy and sultry R&B diva Ciara explains she learned about manifest destiny at twelve and boldly declares she “ain’t no Celine Dion.”
Best Bone Structure in the music biz!
CIARA & FUTURE MAKE IT RAIN AT KING OF DIAMONDS STRIP CLUB
VIBE : 5 REASONS WHY CIARA’S NEW LP IS HER BEST WORK YET
John Kennedy, of Vibe Magazine, attended Ciara’s NYC album preview. He lists the 5 reasons why ‘CIARA’ is indeed Ciara’s best work to date!
Musically, Ciara has been lost and found. After a few years of artistic stumbles and record label red tape, the reigning Atlanta princess has reunited with L.A. Reid at Epic Records and locked in for her self-titled fifth album (out July 9). And it knocks. The tight, 10-track LP plays to Ci Ci’s strengths and is set to be her strongest project to date. Here are five reasons you’ll love Ciara. —John Kennedy
Ciara Sticks To Her Natural Range
Ciara is in a pocket here, nestling into a her natural mid-range vocal space that fits more comfy than toe socks. This is Goodies Ciara revived—all mid- and up-tempo feel goods, no ballads. (Sorry.)
Her Confidence is on 100,000 Trillion
This is the most confident Ciara has ever sounded. And not that faux, forced, hey-check-out-these-crotch-thrusts confidence displayed by some of her contemporaries (rhymes with Cherry Wilson). But Ciara shows how comfortable she is with her sexuality—“I need a boy with some stamina,” she coos on “Sophomore”—without sounding like an ATL ratchet wife. Elsewhere, she tells the boys to “keep on lookin’, withcha lookin’ ass.” Yes, ma’am.
“D.U.I.” Is Some Serious Songwriting
Ciara sets the scene on “D.U.I.” with vehicular metaphors and vivid, if not irresponsible, wordplay. She’s speeding on the highway, R. Kelly in the CD changer, “her baby’s” hand on her thigh, leading up to this scenario that M.A.A.D. will absolutely love: “I might have to pull over… I can’t concentrate on the road/I’m losing all control.” Sexy swerve.
‘Body Party’ is Ciara’s best slow jam since ‘Promise’
You can’t really go wrong with the combination of Mike WiLL Made It on the boards, Future on the pen, and a classic Ghosttown DJs sample. This perfect potion earned what will likely be the slow-grind track to soundtrack summertime fiestas.
She makes you dance without cheesy EDM gimmicks
The nostalgic, ’80 pop vibe of “Overdose” makes it impossible not to dance. And “Super Turnt Up,” with its snares and soft strings, provokes a Ludacris and Missy Elliott-inspired verse from Ciara that actually sounds pretty great. You’re not going to let Ci have all the fun, are you?
After a two-year professional break to spend more time with his family, Tobey Maguire returns to the big screen by teaming up with his longtime pal Leonardo DiCaprio for director Baz Luhrmann's new 3D adaptation of novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 classic, The Great Gatsby, opening May 10.
"We are like any other buddies. There's a lot of laughing and chatting between us," Maguire told PEOPLE at the film's New York City premiere on Wednesday. "We enjoy doing a lot of things we have in common, like basketball. We like to play and talk about basketball."
Best friends for nearly 25 years, Maguire, 37, and DiCaprio, 38, first met in 1990 during the casting for Parenthood, a one-season TV spin-off series based on director Ron Howard's movie starring Steve Martin (before it was revived for TV – successfully – in 2010). At the time, DiCaprio landed the lead teen role, while Maguire was handed only a couple of lines.
Still, they bonded instantly and became friends. Three years later, both worked together in This Boy's Life, with Robert De Niro.
Despite being up for the same roles, their friendship survived, and today they are as close as ever.
"Leo and I have a lot of trust and respect for each other," said the former Spider-Man star, who, with his jewelry designer wife Jennifer Meyer, has two children: Ruby, 6, and Otis, nearly 4.
"We have a close friendship and I definitely have an affection for Leo," says Maguire.
As for playing the key role of narrator Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby, opening May 10, "I had a blast," Maguire said.
"We were in Sydney, Australia, for just about six months and I had my family with me and I got to work on one of the great American novels with my best friend. It was great!"
As in Gatsby.
Must be nice... Only 5 more days!
The Amazing Race Season 22, Episode 11 - "Beacon of Hope"
Edinburgh, Scotland -> Belfast, Ireland -> Washington DC
Bates & Anthony are the winners of season 22 of The Amazing Race
This week's final rankings
1. Bates & Anthony (Hockey Bros)
2. Max & Katie (Newlyweds)
3. Mona & Beth (Roller Derby Moms)
Great finale. Loved all the challenges. While I wasn't a fan of Max/Katie, they deserved to be in the final. Very happy with the winners!
Last week, Beyonce debuted a new song, "Standing on the Sun," in an online advertisement for the clothing company H&M. In the 90-second ad, she models bikinis while staring into the camera, dancing, splashing in the water and lip-synching the song. Apart from two bits of text on screen identifying the clothing maker, it looks like a Beyonce video. So does another commercial, released a couple of weeks earlier, that introduced the song "Grown Woman": In between sips of Pepsi, Beyonce dances with multiple mirror images of herself, dressed in outfits from her previous videos.
This isn't the first time a pop star has introduced a new song in an advertisement, but as with nearly everything Beyonce has done recently — gestate and bear a child, perform at President Obama's inauguration and at the Super Bowl, present an awkwardly assembled home video — it has felt like news, and fodder for endless discussion online.
"There's as much Beyonce as you can take," NPR Music's pop critic Ann Powers tells Morning Edition's David Greene. It's not unusual, that idea of using celebrity to sell a product. "In the early days," Powers says, "fan magazines were invented so that products could be pushed through the images of very early movie stars. Like Mary Pickford, for example: Her marriage to Douglas Fairbanks was the early 20th century version of Beyonce and Jay-Z."
You may think she's great; you may think she's overexposed, but there's no denying: Today, Beyonce stands alone in the pop landscape.
"One of the things about Beyonce's saturation of every moment of our lives is that she is largely in control of it," Powers says, "which makes her very different than many tabloid stars. The nature of tabloid media is that it's not in the star's control. We think of Britney Spears, that moment years ago when she shaved her head. Beyonce has almost completely taken command of her representation in these media, which is extremely unusual."
That control, and her drive for perfection, which led, indirectly, to both the inauguration controversy and the Super Bowl spectacular, means that we scrutinize her differently. "I do feel that what we're watching, we might call it The Beyonce Experiment," Powers says. "She wants to be A-class, No. 1 in critics' eyes. She wants to sell the most, and she wants to influence the culture. I'm interested to see how far she can take it. Plus, her new song is bangin'."