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- 05/26/13--05:19: Lindsay IS taking rehab seriously
- 05/26/13--05:20: Great Gatsby Director Baz Luhrmann is rooting for Lindsay Lohan
- 05/26/13--05:22: Claude Kelly Talks Britney & Album 8
- 05/26/13--05:31: Who Will Play Hillary Clinton In Rodham?
- 05/26/13--16:15: Stephen Colbert addresses University of Virginia grads
- 05/26/13--16:39: The 20 Essential Documentaries of the Century
- 05/26/13--17:18: Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino deleted all of his tweets
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- 05/26/13--17:49: Miley Cyrus leaving Justin Bieber's house yesterday (5/25)
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- 05/26/13--20:11: Little Mix at Radio 1's Big Weekend
- 05/26/13--20:18: ✌Tricky is displeased with Obama, Princess Diana, Prince and more✌
- 05/26/13--20:18: Promo for Mad Men 6.10- A Tale of Two Cities
- 05/26/13--20:24: Amanda Bynes Neighbor Opens Up About Her Erratic Behavior
While most box office reports today are going on about how "Fast & Furious 6" is headed for a huge Memorial Day weekend (and/or how "The Hangover Part III is not), there's another notable sequel-related story developing this weekend: Richard Linklater's "Before Midnight" is off to a very strong start from its limited debut last night.
The film -- which has received overwhelmingly positive reviews across the board (including from Indiewire) -- sees Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke reprise their roles in what they recently joked was "the lowest grossing trilogy ever." Judging from Friday's numbers, that might not end up being the case either way, as distributor Sony Pictures Classics reported "Midnight" grossed $71,445 from 5 theaters New York, Los Angeles and Austin.
Those aren't "Fast & Furious" numbers, but they are impressively on par with the first day of the film's predecessor, "Before Sunset," which grossed $72,941 when it opened on July 2, 2004 (also a summer holiday weekend). That's impressive because "Sunset" was in 20 theaters, 4 times the amount of "Midnight." The daily average for "Sunset" was $3,647, while "Midnight" hit $14,289.
Check back with Indiewire, but it's likely "Midnight" could end up with a 3-day weekend gross in the $220,000-$250,000 range, giving it an average in the $45,000-$50,000 range. That would certainly make it a per-theater-average record for the trilogy, and for director Linklater's entire career.
UPDATE: Music Video Teaser
ignore first post forgot to check video before posting.
Pop star Lady Gaga is reportedly planning a live comeback three months after being diagnosed with synovitis, a severe inflammation of the joints.
In February, Gaga, 26, was forced to cancel the remainder of her Born This Way US tour due to a labral tear of her right hip, which left her unable to walk.
Gaga will make her long awaited return during Beyonce's Mrs Carter world tour, when it reaches New York in the summer,reported Sun online.
An email was reportedly sent by concert listings website Songkick describing that Gaga had been lined up to perform with Beyonce on August 3.
Shortly after cancelling her tour, Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, was hospitalized to undergo hip surgery. The procedure was ultimately a success.
Beyonce and Gaga collaborated back in 2010 for the hit song Telephone, which Gaga had originally written for pop star Britney Spears.
Lindsay Lohan was expected to screw up again in rehab -- at least that's what we here at TMZ thought -- but to our amazement, she's actually become a model patient this time around.
Sources close to Lindsay tell us, the actress has been attending ALL of her group and one-on-one counseling sessions at Betty Ford -- and she's not only taking them seriously, she's talking to friends about what she's learned ... especially issues involving self-control and reckless impulses.
Lindsay is saying the program is getting more complicated and emotional, but she's not shying away.
We're told Lindsay is sleeping in a room with two roommates because she doesn't want to be alone. Get this -- there's no drama -- she's getting along with both.
Several people who have visited her at Betty Ford tell us Lindsay looks better than she's looked in a long time.
Pretty ironic -- considering when she was sentenced to lockdown rehab, Lindsay was adamant she did NOT need treatment.
LOL at TMZ back peddling after all those stories about her hating it and wanting to leave
Lindsay Lohan has got an unlikely supporter in the form of The Great Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann, who has revealed he is praying for the troubled star.
LiLo has been hitting the headlines for her drama-filled rehab stint whilst Baz is the man of the moment after his latest film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, opened in cinemas this month.
The 50-year-old Australian movie maker has revealed that he and Lindsay actually go way back: ''I have known Lindsay since she was very young. She's a talented girl. I pray that she can bring herself back to the place where she came from because she is a talented actress. I feel for her, I really do," he told Aussie talk show Dirty Laundry Live.
Perhaps we could be seeing Linds in Baz's next film? The star will have an uphill struggle to get her career back on track though, she's currently in the middle of her court ordered rehab stint, which will be followed by 30 days of community service as part of her probation.
Lindsay isn't the only tabloid favourite Baz has been gushing over though, with the acclaimed movie maker also showing his support for Kim Kardashian:
''I met her the other night, about two weeks ago. I had dinner with her and Kanye at a friend's place. She's an extraordinarily elegant woman, pregnant. I was really struck by her grace," he revealed.
Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Chastain among the front-runners to play Hillary Clinton in Rodham.
Scarlett Johansson and Reese Witherspoon are among actresses being considered to portray the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Rodham - about the younger years of the former First Lady and senator - is due out some time around the 2016 presidential election, in which Clinton might be a canditate. It will focus on 1974, when she was a Washington lawyer.
Among those in the running to play the 26-year-old Clinton are Amanda Seyfried, who starred in Les Misérables, Zero Dark Thirty's Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johansson, most recently seen playing Janet Leigh in Hitchcock.
Rodham director James Ponstoldt said: “They’re all wonderful actresses. We’re very fortunate that a lot of really great actors are interested in playing these roles. We’re in an enviable position.”
“Regardless of people’s political affiliation or how they feel about Hillary Clinton, you don’t find people who question the quality of her intelligence or her drive. I want a wonderful actress who could embody that.”
Witherspoon hit the news only last month, when she was arrested in Atlanta, Georgia, for disorderly conduct. She later admitted she "had one drink too many," and said she was “deeply embarrassed” by the incident, which was caught on video.
The film's script, written by Young il-Kim, made last year's “Black List”, which highlights Hollywood's best unrealised scripts. Having been leaked by The Daily Beast earlier this month, it attracted attention for its racier scenes. But Kim told The Daily Telegraph: "I didn't write 50 Shades of Rodham, as some news outlets are suggesting. I am a boring prude with little imagination."
Asked whether the final draft would include sex scenes, Mr Kim replied: "It's an evolving process so I don't know. She was an attractive 26-year-old with an amazing future. And that's our thematic focus."
Supporting Jessica as stan but I got a feeling the role will go to another, not named at this point, actress.
Times change, but not the time-honored tradition of giving college graduates some parting advice. This year, those giving advice in the Washington area included a retired athlete, a television commentator, a humorist and a U.S. Senator.
Perhaps most clearly focused on conditions outside the ivied walls this year was satirist Stephen Colbert, whose May 18 talk to the graduates of the University of Virginia seemed to depart from the traditional.
“You do not owe the previous generation anything,” he told them.
“Thanks to us,” he quickly quipped during valedictory exercises in Charlottesville, “you owe it to the Chinese.”
He also said he had looked around at the beauty of the historic campus, and asked himself, “why are you leaving?
“You know what it’s like out there,” he said.
The athlete, Cal Ripken Jr., the retired star of the Baltimore Orioles, spoke at the commencement of the University of Maryland on May 19. He parsed the differences among talent, skill and attitude.
“We are all born, I believe, with some talent,” Ripken said, although difficulties may arise in determining just what that talent may be. Life, by constantly offering experiences, helps in “the process of discovery,” he said.
Talent may not be something that can be learned, he added, pointing out that no amount of desire can compensate for lack of talent for professional sports.
Skill, on the other hand, he said, can be learned and improved. With skills, he said, “you can work your way” to the top. Learning, however, is not always simple, because “there are no shortcuts,” but comes instead with experience and the lessons of experience.
But, he said, attitude is the key to taking talent and skill to the highest levels. He advised the graduates to take inventory: “Are you positive or negative as you approach life’s challenges?”
Although Ripken is widely regarded as a symbol of the proper approach and attitude to baseball, he told the Maryland graduates in the ceremony at Comcast Center that this was not always true.
At the start of his career, he said, he “quickly dismissed all this attitude talk.” Once, he said, in his rookie season with Baltimore, he displayed his pique and annoyance by throwing his helmet. A seasoned veteran took him aside and told him: “We don’t do that here.”
That and another incident, he said, led him to a decision. “I made a choice to have a positive attitude,” he said, advising the graduates to do the same. A positive attitude, he said, permits turning even failure into valuable experience. If talent cannot be created, a positive attitude can, he said.
Greta Van Susteren, a lawyer and Fox News television commentator, spoke May 19 to the graduates of Georgetown University’s Law Center, reminding them that degrees may be awarded but study never really ends.
“You may think it does,” she said, but “it really doesn’t.” Instead, she told the fledgling lawyers, it “just gets renamed,” going under the rubric of “preparing.”
They would, she said, “continue to learn something new every day, things you never dreamed of.”
Success, she said, came from trying to help other people.
“If you make it a small mission, every single day, in a small way, to help others, just to do something kind, you are going to feel enormously successful.”
At George Mason University last weekend, Sen. Mark R. Warner told the graduates that they had been empowered.
“You can realize your dreams,” the Virginia Democrat said at the Patriot Center, “and you are well-prepared with a Mason diploma.”
In sharing his own experiences,Warner advised against fearing failure.
A co-founder of the wireless communications company Nextel, Warner said his first two businesses swiftly failed.
He referred to his involvement in communications when he joked to the graduates that he might have been the only commencement speaker who would advise: “Leave your cellphones on.”
Few speakers indeed offer such advice. But it must be said that the same suggestion came on the same weekend in an ironic remark from Colbert.
“Before we get started,” the satirist said, “out of courtesy . . . if anyone has” a cellphone, take a moment to make sure “it is turned on.” He said he wouldn’t want anyone to miss a text message while he spoke.
video | article | post speech interview you should watch
sigh i want him to be my speaker. the part about his wife in the post-speech interview made me want to claw my face how qt.
More at the source.
What are your favorite documentaries, ONTD?
Could a new album be on the way from the actor/rapper?
It was Kanye West who recently deleted all of his tweets and then posted a date of "June Eighteen" as his only tweet; later becoming what is believed to be the release date of his sixth studio album, Yeezus.
Childish Gambino recently deleted all of his tweets on Twitter. He also changed the avatar and background on his profile. Some are fueling speculation that Gambino could possibly be preparing to announce a new album release.
Also known as Donald Glover, the Los Angeles, California native's last project was released last year when he dropped his Royalty mixtape in August.
His twitter: https://twitter.com/DonaldGlover
We wanted to take a second to thank everyone who backed this project for their support and also update everyone on where we're at with touring and the future. We debated on whether or not to make an official statement beyond expressing our sincere thanks but didn't want to ignore the fact that an elephant might still be in the room. Bands rarely make official statements unless they're breaking up and that's sure not happening. So this is just going to be somewhat off the cuff if that's ok.
As you guys know, we didn't meet our goal by the deadline. Clearly, we over-shot it but we're not bummed out or discouraged. Neither are we immune to the fact that we found ourselves in the cross-hairs of a Kickstarter controversy :). Guess that was something we were unaware we'd be getting into. You live and learn. We researched, looked at our situation realistically and took the risk.
You guys were overwhelmingly supportive and encouraging. We now understand that some didn't like our goal amount and some didn't like the idea that we were trying to fund touring instead of a record, some thought we were way off on what we were trying to offer in return. Apparently, a large percentage seem to be conscientious objectors about crowd funding in general. Understandable. Also, some folks felt like we were trying to use our fan's money to feed our babies. This provided great comic relief. Note: we weren't going to be writing ourselves checks. Plus our babies all nurse. haha.
We're not going to get deep into defending our motives or our decision. Our guess is – short of posting tour budgets, bank accounting statements and/or having some huge discussion about transitioning from being kids in a band to touring in a band with kids, we're not likely to change any nay-nayers minds. And that's... ok. We're not embarrassed that it didn't fund. We're too busy and thankful to be embarrassed. And anyway, reaching the 60% mark was fairly huge.
What does seem important is to address is the question as to whether our plans might be affected by any financial shortfall. We've been asked, 'if you're still going to find a way to tour, then was this project really necessary?' The simple truth is, yes. But we will face these challenges and absolutely find a way to tour as much as we possibly can. Nothing has changed. Our motivation is to continue being a band, writing songs, recording records and touring.
On that note, this tour is happening. We're excited about it and hope you guys are too. Just to be transparent, to insure it could happen we ended up having to borrow $ from family for a good chunk of it and our label is lending us money against future royalties for the rest. Both are painful. That's the reality of Eisley doing support tours. Headlining tours are a little easier financially but in any case, our nursing babies are too little to leave at home and it would be insanely wrong and dangerous to try to tour with 3 or 4 tiny babies in a van. We have to be in a bigger, safer, vehicle which costs between 15 - 20k (before fuel, driver, etc.).
To sum it all up, the intention of the project was to help facilitate all of the touring we need to do to support our record but it was also a way for us to have fun with you guys, make cool stuff and connect with people that we may never have had the opportunity to connect with otherwise. We still want to find ways to do so regardless of how this particular idea worked out!
Please know how thankful we are that you were willing to give unselfishly to the cause. We really just want to move past this episode, get back to music. Thanks again and we'll be talking more and more about our new record and this tour during the next few days.
Weekend chart from Box Office Mojo
International box office numbers (they're a weekend behind fyi)
Tomatometer from Rotten Tomatoes
Polls are still doing that big bar thing as far as I know, so they're under the spoiler cut!
How was your weekend, ONTD? Are you looking forward to any movies coming out soon?
For a 60 Minutes segment that aired last night, correspondent Lara Logan and a production crew were granted access to one of Michael Jackson’s five secret warehouses—containing row after row of the late pop star’s effects. Although they were not able to disclose the location of the M.J. goldmine, they were able to gain insight from Jackson's archivist Karen Langford and from various mementos. One of the most stunning was a handwritten personal manifesto, composed by Jackson at age 21 on the back of a 1979 tour itinerary, in which he vows to create “a whole new character” that “will shock the world.” “I will do no interviews,” Jackson wrote. “I will be magic. I will be a perfectionist, a researcher, a trainer, a masterer [sic]. I will be better than every great actor roped into one.”
Confirming one of those points, the women also read over a letter that Jackson had written after his landmark “Billie Jean” performance on the 1983 TV special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, during which he famously executed his moonwalk dance. Although Jackson acknowledged in the letter that the audience had given him a standing ovation and appeared to love the performance, he wrote that he was deeply disappointed in himself because “after the big spin [he] didn’t stay on his toes long enough.”
Aside from the letters, video footage showcases the warehouse’s mind-blowing contents, which includes a blimp prop from his “Leave Me Alone” video, at least three Rolls-Royces, a row of arcade games, what appears to be a children’s-size car emblazoned with Michael Jackson in Peter Pan costume on the hood, Grammys, a sketch of a military-style jacket with metal detail, a vintage carousel horse with inscription from Elizabeth Taylor, several life-size statues of children, and a bespoke Cinderella diorama made for Michael Jackson by Disney. After viewing the last piece, Logan addresses the elephant in the airport-hangar-size warehouse: “For people who didn’t know Michael Jackson, and don’t really know what to make of the allegations of inappropriate actions with children, it’s kind of creepy . . . a little bit . . . In one way, you’re wondering if, is anyone else feeling like this is awkward?”
Victoria went on a road trip today. Wonder if they would've invited her if she were around, what with her and Ariana openly hating each other. The only people who seem to not mind Victoria are Avan and Leon. Ariana, Matt, and Liz are BFFs who seem to not like her too much.
Tricky was trip hop’s anti-poster boy, first making his mark with his moody sprechgesang on Massive Attack’s "Blue Lines" (Virgin) in 1991.
And that’s what False Idols is about?
It’s just gone too far now, this celebrity culture. All these people with no jobs, no money, will stand outside and watch the royal wedding on their TV. Why would you care about people who don’t care about you? The reason you’re poor is because these people can live so rich. Like, say if I had a daughter who was six, seven years of age, there’s not many I’d want her to listen to, you know – a lot of these artists, they’re selling sex or violence. Rihanna can’t seem to keep her clothes on and also she’s not saying anything and I just think it’s such a waste of power. Fame means nothing, fame causes mental illness no doubt about it – but fame is part of the problem, right? It used to be people like John Lennon, even Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, they were talking about the things that were wrong in the world, not just going along with it. You know, if this guy gave me $10 million I wouldn’t shake Obama’s hand. You know, if he walked in this room now, I’d have to say to him, there’s too much blood on your hand.
He didn't lie imo
You’ve been really confident about this album?
With this new album it’s a totally different set up – I didn’t really get [previous label] Domino’s way of thinking. Like, on my last two albums, they spent probably close to £100,000 on videos. So when I’m making the music for Domino, I’m thinking “I got to pay that back,” so I need to give them the record they need. [Domino founder] Lawrence [Bell] – you know I don’t like the man, I got no respect for him at all – that affects you. You know, like, Chris Blackwell – I love Chris Blackwell – so I wanted to do good things. With !K7 now, it’s a very good vibe, I want to do good with !K7. For instance, usually I don’t remix my own songs – but I’ve done remixes of my own songs because I’ve wanted to do it. And now I’ve got four videos and a short movie for just over €7000. It’s more of a love affair than a business.
You feel more like yourself?
Horst [Weidenmueller] who owns, um, !K7 said to me once, “Look, see me as a button. You push me and I’ll fuckin’ – if you want to do a book, if you want to do a movie, you want to do a [makes clicking sound]” With Domino, a lot of the time I didn’t even want to tour. I’d turn up at sound check for a show and then just go on.
Sincerity means a lot to you?
Yeah, I mean, I really don’t like pretentious people. It’s like – I was working with 3D from Massive Attack last year and within two hours I had to say to him “Look, no one gives a fuck about Massive Attack. It’s a different generation. No one cares about us anymore,” you know? Because he likes being 3D. He was always the corny guy. People used to rob him, and slap him and he was the guy who was trying to be cool. You know, he had all the clothes, you know, all the latest fashion accessories. Me and my friends, we were from Northwest. I come from a white ghetto and the white guys where I come from don’t like someone like 3D because they were very true to theirselves [sic]. My friends, they’re white, they know they’re white and they act like they’re white. Don’t get me wrong, he’s got a good heart, 3D, he’s not malicious, he’s not a bad person. But he’s pretentious.
So, no Massive Attack reunion?
Well, I think I did four tracks with him, right, but now I’m getting texts: he texts me going “Oh Tricks, you want to come DJ, you want to come?” He wants a friend. Not that I don’t want to be his friend, but I got friends and I’ve got family and, um, I don’t want to DJ with him because I know it’d be trendy. 3D is always looking for credibility because he hasn’t got the confidence himself and he doesn’t think he’s a cool guy so he always needs someone who’s a tall black guy.
Margaret Thatcher is…
Dead, yeah. It’s the same with Princess Diana. Who gives a fuck about this woman? You don’t cry about a woman you don’t know. Princess Diana was supposed to be this woman who did a lot of good for people – she left all her fortune to the two richest families in the world. Not one penny went to charity. Margaret Thatcher, all these people – like fuck the Queen. These people made money off the slave trade and Queen Victoria, she had children slaves in England. You know, they tried to kill her eight times and Winston Churchill – you know he fought the Germans and he was da da da da – Winston Churchill was a fucking paedophile. He used to go to Morocco and bugger young Moroccan kids. It’s all part of a lie. So I’m glad she’s dead. It’s all false image.
You must still run into celebrity a lot.
I’ve been next to Kanye West – I stood next to him in a club and I looked at him and he looked at me and he thought I was going to talk to him. That’s never going to happen. You know, I was in a club once in New York and a guy I know came up to me and said, “Hey, Lenny wants to meet you.” And I said, “Who the fuck’s Lenny?” And he goes “Lenny Kravitz.” So I said, ‘What, Lenny Kravitz wants to meet me and he thinks I’m going to get up and go over to him?” I’m not a fan of Lenny Kravitz. I don’t want to work with him. So he comes over, says to me “I love your music.” Then there’s a silence, because he’s expecting me to say something nice back to him. Then he says to me “You should come to Miami, I have a studio there.” “Why would I come to Miami? I live in New York, I have a studio here.” He’s like, ‘We could do some recording together.” I say to him “Why? Why would we record together?” He’s got no logical answer. So if he thinks I’m going to do it just because he’s a massive artist, and it would help me with my record sales – never going to happen.
It’s as if all famous people are supposed to know one another.
Some of these artists need to really take a look at theirselves. Step outside yourself, have a good look and don’t be twisted and think everybody’s impressed. It seems so old now – this pop star thing for me it seems over. Look at the state of Prince. Prince is such a has-been. He had his thing going on, but that’s a long time ago, right? So when you see him now he looks ridiculous because that stuff has ended. That pop star shit is just finished.
What in the everloving fuck just happened?
Amanda Bynes has been attracting attention and concern for her erratic behavior in recent months – culminating in her arrest Thursday night for allegedly smoking pot in her lobby and tossing a bong out her 36th-floor New York apartment window.
And a resident of her building says her strangeness is even more magnified up close.
"She just stares at people. Her eyes look really messed up. It's very clear [to me that] she's not just smoking pot," the resident tells PEOPLE.
The former child star, 27, was released Friday morning following her arraignment on charges of reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence and unlawful possession of marijuana, and the building source made it clear she won't be welcomed back by the neighbors with open arms.
"When you see her, you're nervous to even be in the elevator with her," says the source.
Bynes, who underwent a psychiatric evaluation Thursday night after her arrest, and appeared in court in a frizzy blond wig and sweat pants, often looks equally unusual in the building.
"Sometimes she's really dressed up, studded Louboutins and white jeans but with tanning lotion all over her and carrying her big gold bag. Other times she is so insanely disheveled in Adidas flip-flops and sweats with her hair all messed up," says the source. "It's clear from very far away, just by looking at her and the way she acts, that she has issues."
Inside her apartment, the scene is similarly concerning. A neighbor who has been inside her apartment saw that her bathtub was filled with boxes and other items, and that the unit is very messy and dirty.
The odd habits are in line with her provocative Twitter postings, and almost daily media accounts of unusual behavior, in addition to her history of DUI and automobile-related cases in Los Angeles.
The building source says Bynes has trouble simply walking down the hall.
"She stumbles. She sways and can barely stand up straight. She walks into people a lot. She just doesn't have any regard for people around her or where she is going."
I made sure to check the posts in the Amanda tag and saw this wasn't posted. Came out 1 or 2 days ago.
90% of ONTD is probably doing one of these things right now. Probably the "searching Porntube" option.