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  • 07/16/13--00:12: Evan Rachel Wood misses weed
  • The actress is expecting her first child with actor husband Jamie Bell, and she has been having some very strange cravings during the final stages of her pregnancy.

    Evan Rachel Wood is a first time mom-to-be and during the final stages of her pregnancy with the Billy Elliot star Jamie Bell, she has been craving cannabis!





    The couple, who got together again in 2011 after initially being broken up for more than five years, have matching tattoos of each other's initials, which they got inked shortly after they met.

    They got married in October 2012 and announced in January 2013 that they were looking forward to their first child.


    The Thirteen actress who was previously engaged to Marilyn Manson, has been reported to be craving several strange and fattening foods during her pregnancy. She has been trying to curb her cravings for cannabis by stocking up on peanut butter Pop Tarts.

    Having recently tweeted, "Whoa. Whoa. Peanut butter pop tarts?! Of course, because I cant smoke any weed right now. Damnit! (sic)"

    The actress' fans did not appear to be surprised by the tweet that mentioned her craving for weed, perhaps because she has been keeping her fans up to date during her pregnancy and candidly sharing her multiple bizarre cravings.

    She has also tweeted, "Sometimes your diet goes to hell and you have pigs in a blanket and a pizza."

    Her Twitter followers have been ever supportive, with one fan writing back to the actress, saying, '"What diet?! You look great, plus you're pregnant ... have at it! (sic)'" to which Evan responded to her follower, "You gotta have your naughty days. ;) / not a "lose weight" diet. Just a healthy diet."

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    Coco Austin is definitely one of a kind! She's got the craziest body AND picks no bones about showing it off in the most epic of ways (someone cue Thong Thursdays, please).

    Most recently, Ice-T's curvy wifey threw on some short shorts, got on a surf board machine, and rode that thing like her life depended on it, with the purpose of exercising all that extra junk she's got in the trunk. It's honestly an amazing sight - because Coco's got an insanely strong body.

    While surfing, she told fans:

    "For all you guys who don't think I work out my booty, this is the KILLER machine. This is how you kill your booty and make it rounder. Tone it up girls, tone it up! This is a little surf board action!"

    We had NO IDEA that this kind of exercise, one, existed and, two, was the magic behind Coco's fabulously toned bottom half.

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    Chris Brown faces possible jail time after a judge revoked his probation Monday in connection with his conviction in the beating of his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

    Brown's alleged failure to hand over his drivers license and insurance information to another driver after a minor traffic crash in May triggered the probation revocation, but the singer will remain free until a trial is held.

    Brown, 24, was already facing a probation violation trial after prosecutors accused him of not completing the community labor ordered for his 2009 felony assault conviction.

    A representative for Brown, however, said the singer expects the traffic charges to be dropped and probation reinstated.

    A lawyer for the other driver said in a court hearing Monday morning "that his client did not want to press charges, that any damage was "negligible" and that Chris did identify himself at the scene and that she was given all of the appropriate insurance information," the Brown rep said in a statement to CNN Monday evening.

    "We are hopeful that the case will be dismissed next week," the rep said.

    A woman whose Mercedes was allegedly rear-ended by a Range Rover that Brown was driving on a Los Angeles street told investigators that he "went ballistic" after the traffic accident and screamed at her.

    According to the police report on the incident, the other driver, Olga Gure, quoted Brown as shouting at her: "You are a b---h!"

    The report added more from Gure, who quoted Brown as saying, "Who do you think you are, b---h? Do you think if you driving Mercedes so got money, b---h? Do you think I am just a black n----r? I got more money than you, beech!"

    The trigger for Brown's alleged rage was that Gure took a photo of him and his girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, to document the scene -- since he allegedly refused to show her his driver's license, she said.

    When Brown tried to grab the camera, Tran screamed "Don't touch her, don't touch her," Gure said.

    "I was so shocked, that I was speechless," she said. "Just a moment ago he was a nice guy. After screaming some insulting nonsense for a while longer, he slammed a door and drove away fast and noisy."


    A private investigator visited her two days later to give her Brown's name, birthdate and business address and the contact information for Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, she said. She was also given an expired insurance card for the Range Rover, she said.

    A body shop estimate showed Gure's car needed $868 in bumper repairs.

    Brown was ordered to return to court on August 16 for a hearing to set a trial date to determine if the probation revocation will stand. If it does, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Brandlin could order Brown to jail to serve part of the original five-year jail sentence imposed for the attack on Rihanna.

    Another judge continued the traffic case against Brown during a hearing Monday morning. He is charged with hit-and-run driving and driving without a license.

    Brown's Twitter defense

    Brown used his Twitter account to protest the traffic charges last month:

    "It's not a hit and run if u get out the car, exchange information (who has NO DAMAGE to either cars).This is really ridiculous"

    "I have a valid drivers license and I gave the woman the right info. She saw cameras and wanted to make a scene."

    "She contacted the cops thinking of a payday from Chris Brown when I followed the proper procedures."

    "My lawyers will be contacting you. I will not stand for this bullying and yellow journalism!"

    "My profile pic is the pic I took of the persons car after "the hit and run". NO damage. Just a dirty car. once again, I gotta clear my name"

    "I work my ass off to provide for my entire family. I've made mistakes in the past and have worked hard to be a better person. "

    "19-24 years of age. I don't have all the answers and you can't show me a person that age who has it figured out. We live and grow. Let me live"

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    20. Emma Stone/Andrew Garfield [47]
    19. Jennifer Connelly/Paul Bettany [47]
    18. Eva Mendes/Ryan Gosling [49]
    17. Leighton Meester/Adam Brody [49]
    16. Emily Blunt/John Krasinski [53]
    15. Robert Downey Jr./Susan Levin [53]
    14. Claire Danes/Hugh Dancy [56]
    13. Monica Bellucci/Vincent Cassel [58]
    12. Naomi Watts/Liev Schrieber [58]
    11. Gina Torres/Laurence Fishburne [61]

    10. Jason Momoa/Lisa Bonet [66]


    09. Ellen DeGeneres/Portia de Rossi [68]


    08. Penélope Cruz/Javier Bardem [74]


    07. David Beckham/Victoria Beckham [80]


    06. Rachel Weisz/Daniel Craig [96]
    05. Barack Obama/Michelle Obama [96]


    04. Marion Cotillard/Guillaume Canet [105]


    03. Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie


    02. Diane Kruger/Joshua Jackson
    01. David Bowie/Iman


    HONORABLE MENTION: Cory Monteith/Lea Michele
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    The wonderful Amanda Palmer took the stage and made fun of a recent Daily Mail publication where she was ridiculed for a boob flash at a Glastonbury concert.
    "The singer saw her breast left on show after it escaped her bra while performing at the music event on Friday" wrote the Daily Mail. See her response in a video.

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    First Trailer For Slave-themed Drama 'Savannah' (Co-Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor) Arrives



    Based on what's presented in the trailer below, this is not what I expected. I thought it would be something more akin to an interracial buddy drama, which told both of their stories equally. This instead looks like it's entirely one-sided, favoring the white man.

    One of seven 2013 slave-themed films that made my January list, Ketchup Entertainment acquired distribution rights to Savannah, the drama starring Jim Caviezel and Chiwetel Ejiofor, to release theatrically on August 23, and on DVD/VOD on September 24.

    It could be quite a year for Chiwetel Ejiofor, thanks to the 3 feature films he stars in, scheduled for release in the next 7 to 8 months: 12 Years A Slave, Half Of A Yellow Sun (although a release date hasn't been announced yet) and Savannah, in which he also plays a slave, like in the aforementioned 12 Years A Slave.

    Like the other 2 films, Savannah is also a work of historical fiction, based on real events, set during post-Civil War days, in which Caviezel stars as the real-life, “well-educated, eccentric, larger-than-life hunter” named Ward Allen, who develops a unique friendship with a freed slave named Christmas Moultrie, played by Ejiofor.

    The film is loosely based on a book by John Eugene Cay, Jr., titled, Ducks, Dogs and Friends, which tells the story of Christmas Moultrie (the last slave born on the historical Mulberry Grove Plantation, where the Cotton Gin was invented), who hunted on the Savannah River, together with Ward Allen, and his Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.

    This looks like it's instead more Ward Allen's story than Moultrie's. Although I should note that I haven't read the book, so it could be all about Moultrie anyway.

    Annette Haywood-Carter directed from a screenplay she co-wrote with Kenneth F. Carter Jr.

    Jaimie Alexander, Hal Holbrook, Sam Shepard, Bradley Whitford and Jack McBrayer round out the cast.

    Here's the first trailer which just surfaced:



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    Watch Chiwetel Ejiofor As Patrice Lumumba In Trailer For Aimé Césaire's 'A Season In The Congo'



    Before he makes his star turn in Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave, and his feature directorial debut with William Kamkwamba's story, revered thespian Chiwetel Ejiofor can be seen on stage, playing Patrice Lumumba, in Aimé Césaire's play, A Season in the Congo, at the Young Vic in London - a production directed by Joe Wright (Anna Karenina, Atonement and Pride & Prejudice).

    The play opened on July 6, and will close on August 24, so our readers in London have just over a month to catch it.

    The Young Vic's revival for the late French playwright Aimé Césaire's 1966 drama about the rise and fall of charismatic Congolese political leader Patrice Lumumba. has been reviewed quite well by the London press, so it reads like its certainly well-worth seeing.

    It marks star Chiwetel Ejiofor's return to the stage for the first time since his Olivier-winning 2008 Othello at the Donmar, alongside Daniel Kaluuya and Joseph Mydell. And based on reviews thus far, Chiwetel just might pick up the Olivier award (the British equivalent of Broadway's Tony Award) for his performance in A Season In The Congo.

    Maybe one of our UK readers will see it and submit a review... that would be awesome!!




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    Let's say you're making a comic book sequel, and let's you already have this cast: Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore and James Marsden. Do you add even more actors or do you think, "Y'know, maybe I'm good right here." Well, Bryan Singer was recently faced with this dilemma and made a choice. Can you guess which way he went?

    The already swollen cast of "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" continues to become "The Butler" of comic book movies, with yet another actor on board for what we can only guess will be five seconds of screentime. Okay, maybe ten. Lucas Till will reprise his role as Havoc/Alex Summers in the movie, with Singer tweeting out the teaser pic below. What does that military backdrop mean? We'll let the comic experts sort that out but 'Future Past' is either going a bloated cameo-fest, or proof that movies can stuff themselves with heroes and still come out okay.

    Meanwhile, some of the roles kept secret in the movie until now are starting to be revealed. According to Vulture, Dinklage will be playing Bolivar Trask, the man responsible for creating the Sentinels, while the recently cast Josh Helman is playing a young Bill Stryker. All of this was supposed to be unveiled at Comic-Con but "leaked" early, and something tells us Singer will have much more up his sleeve in San Diego to show off to fans. Our guess is that we're going to get a better idea of the plot very soon and some early footage might be shown but we'll see how it goes down and hey, maybe they'll have crammed a few more faces in there by then.

    "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" becomes a geek wet dream on May 23, 2014.



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    Lindsay Lohan's guts don't come cheap, because we found out she's spilling them to Oprah at a cost of around $2 million.

    Sources close to Lindsay tell us ... The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) has been negotiating with Lindsay for 4 months. The plan -- an 8-part docu-series about Lindsay's struggles, her career and her plans for the future -- but we're guessing it's mostly about her struggles.



    It's a better deal for Lindsay than just taking her top off. For that ... Playboy paid her a measly $1 mil.

    Ironically ... Lindsay's latest rehab stint may have scored her more cash, because of the drama and interest created around almost going to jail, firing her lawyer, going to Betty Ford, bailing from Betty Ford ... and on and on.

    Sources tell us ... Lindsay actually signed the deal at Betty Ford.

    Lindsay got some perks from Oprah as well -- as in TWO fully-paid assistants and a stylist.

    Substance abuse can pay handsomely -- Who knew?


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    They had some tough times in season 3 of The Walking Dead, what with her being forced to strip down by the Governor and him not being able to get over it. But Maggie and Glenn finally worked it out and even got engaged before all was said and done. How are things between the pair when things pick up in season 4? Pretty damn fine, it seems. “It’s in a really safe place,” says the woman who plays Maggie, Lauren Cohan, of the relationship. Steven Yeun, a.k.a. Glenn, agrees. “They’re in a good groove, living as close to what normal life should be,” says Yeun. “Whatever you can call that in this world.”

    In fact, Cohan and Yeun got into the mood, so to speak, during a recent Entertainment Weekly photo shoot to show us just how great things are. They are lip-smacking, face-sucking, full-body-embracing great! Click on the “Full Size Image” button above to check out the rest of the smooch in all its full-sized glory. And then look below to see their passion in animated GIF form! Let’s just hope there are still condoms available in the zombie apocalypse, or else baby Judith Grimes may soon be having play dates.



    For more on season 4 of The Walking Dead, check out the Entertainment Weekly cover story, hitting newsstands Friday, July 19.

    @EW


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  • 07/16/13--07:11: "The Conjuring" Premiere
  • She plays a paranormal investigator in the film The Conjuring.

    And Vera Farmiga channeled some of that darkness at the premiere of the horror flick.

    The 39-year-old tapped into her goth side with a dramatic black snakeskin-patterned skirt paired with a leather top as she posed on the red carpet on Monday in Los Angeles.


    Dark beauty: Vera Farmiga wore a dramatic black gown to the premiere of her new film The Conjuring on Monday night in Los Angeles

    The actress was elegant in the sweeping number, showing off her slender arms in the sleeveless black top.

    Vera wore her blonde hair in an edgy side parting with her roots showing.

    She opted for dark eyes and a nude lip, which played up the moody effect of the outfit.


    Flair for drama: The 39-year-old was elegant in the snakeskin-patterned skirt and leather sleeveless top



    On-screen couple: Vera posed with costar Patrick Wilson, who plays her husband in the horror film



    Dashing: The actor looked dapper in a black suit as he posed in front of the morbid movie poster


    In the film, Vera plays paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren, who works with her husband Ed (Patrick Wilson) to help a family terrorised by a ghostly presence in their farmhouse.

    The movie is based on an allegedly true story about a 1971 haunting investigated by the real life ghost hunting Warrens.

    The Conjuring will be released in the US on Friday.



    Devilishly handsome: Ron Livingston opted for a blue plaid tie and unshaven look for his red carpet appearance


    Lovely in lace: Joey King, 13, looked pretty in a white chiffon dress as she posed on the red carpet


    Bonding: Joey posed with her adorable costar Kyla Deaver, who looked cute as a button in a frilly blue dress


    A walk on the wild side: Joey's sister Hunter King looked stylish in black trousers paired with a sleeveless animal print blouse


    Joining Vera at the event was on-screen husband Patrick Wilson, who looked dapper in a black suit.

    Costar Hayley McFarland also opted for all-black, showing off her slender figure in leggings and a sleevelss chiffon top.

    Lili Taylor, who plays the mother in the haunted house, rounded out the black theme in a one shoulder satin frock.

    Women in black: Hayley McFarland showed off her slender figure in tight leggings, while Lili Taylor was sophisticated in a satin one-shoulder dress



    Leggy beauty: Shanley Caswell showed off her long pins in a short black lace dress paired with green high heels



    Pretty as a picture: Mackenzie Foy dazzled in a flared blue frock as she smiled sweetly on the red carpet


    Handsome lads: Scott Foley wore a white shirt paired with a purple-striped tie, while Guillermo Diaz opted for black converse trainers


    Group shot: James Wan (C) posed with the two main couples in the film during the premiere


    Vampire magic: Twilight star Jackson Rathbone flashed his handsome smile at the premiere

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    Attention, Uncle Jesse fans: Hope you're sitting down.

    Jesse Katsopolis – John Stamos's character on Full House – and his band, Jesse and the Rippers, are back ... and they're performing together again Friday, July 19!

    The group will appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, PEOPLE confirmed, after Stamos posted a cryptic Instagram video of himself singing the theme song to his beloved 90s sitcom.

    "Never thought I'd be singing THIS song," the actor wrote on Monday. And "Jesse Katsopolis" (a.k.a. @jesseandtheripp) has also been Tweeting in anticipation of the TV reunion.

    "Have to dig this vest out of storage – may need soon," Katsopolis Tweeted Monday with a vintage photo of himself in a black leather vest, replete with era-appropriate white sneakers. (The Twitter feed also features a trove of photos from the era, including outtakes from the "Forever" video, and hints at another performance as well.)

    Stamos, who's currently starring opposite Callie Thorne on USA's Necessary Roughness, has often said he's grateful for the sitcom role that he's still known for today, and clearly he's making good on that assertion.

    As to which we must say … have mercy.

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    The video is long, but its the NC...worth watching!

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    The host's spokesman says his brief comments supporting a September march in New York City for Trayvon Martin were an effort to help African American youth and not tied to the New Black Panther Party.


    America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon can be seen in a short video on a website promoting the “Millions For Trayvon” march on Sept. 7 (formerly the Million Youth March) in the Harlem area of New York City, which the Anti-Defamation League says is backed by “the nation’s largest anti-Semitic and racist black militant group."

    However, his spokesperson says he in no way supports anti-Semitism or violent black militancy.

    “Nick Cannon supports positivity, equality and unity amongst all people,” his publicist Tracy Nguyen said on Tuesday in a statement. “Any efforts to use his name by any organization, including the ADL to assert otherwise is a weak and tacky attempt to generate publicity on a non-issue.”

    Nguyen said that the short video featuring Cannon was not something planned or scheduled, but rather he was asked to speak off the cuff when caught at a public event, and, being a nice guy, he made the comments.

    In a press release, the ADL said it tried to contact a representative for Cannon before going public with its warning about one of the groups behind the march, the New Black Panther Party, which has been using Cannon’s name, image and video on websites and in social media to promote the event.

    Cannon is one of several people who endorse the event. Others shown online from the entertainment industry include Tommy Ford (Martin), rapper Lil Trill, DJ Greg Street and Bun B of Rap-A-Lot Records.

    “While it is unclear if these celebrity and business leaders realize exactly who and what they are promoting, their endorsements of the Million Youth March only help to legitimize the virulently anti-Semitic and racist message of the New Black Panther Party,” said Abraham Foxman, ADL's national director.

    “We hope that these public figures will take it upon themselves to completely disassociate themselves from the march,” added Foxman. “I think the last thing they would want is to have their names associated with the hateful message and mission of the New Black Panthers.”

    Cannon might have an opportunity to speak about his involvement on Tuesday on the Piers Morgan program on CNN. Until now, Cannon has not spoken about the decision in the Martin case. Cannon’s appearance is to promote his role as host of America’s Got Talent and the MTV show Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘n Out.

    In raising an alarm about the upcoming march, the ADL cites a number of outrageous statement made by New Black Panther members. A tweet from the New Black Panther Party Twitter account says, “Black people must in self-defense legally arm yourselves or harm yourselves.” Another reads “The white race is absolutely disagreeable to live with in peace. No race has ever been ale to get along with the white race in peace.”

    “They are the most militant black nationalist group in the country,” says Oren Segal, director of the ADL Center on Extremism.

    The march planned for Sept. 7 was originally scheduled to mark the 15th anniversary of the first Million Youth March in 1998. That event, attended by about 30,000 people, became controversial because of statements made by speakers -- including attacks on then-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani -- and because it ended in violent clashes with police.

    The title was modified to “Millions for Trayvon” after the non-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman was announced this past weekend. That Florida court decision has led to protests, some violent, all over the country, including several in Los Angeles in recent days.

    An announcement about the planned event on the One World website says that “speakers and performers will focus on self-pride, stopping violence, opposing “Stop and Frisk”, better education, stopping school closures, black economics and improving the black family.”

    A spokesman for the New Black Panther Party reached by phone on Tuesday said he couldn’t speak in response to the ADL charges but that he would have someone call back to comment. That call was not returned after two hours, prior to the posting of this article.

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    lolll nick looks uncomfortable throughout all of this & the discussion of the march begins at 6 minutes

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    Writer and executive producer of Rookie Blue, Tassie Cameron, just announced that Rookie Blue has been renewed for a fifth season!

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  • 07/17/13--10:03: Snowboarding Post!
  • Kevin Pearce debuts HBO documentary "The Crash Reel," chronicling his struggle with a Traumatic Brain Injury

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    Kevin and his mom, Pia

    Kevin Pearce was not only an Olympic hopeful but some believed he might knock Shaun White -- the king of the snowboarders -- off the gold medal podium in 2010.

    That all changed on Dec. 31, 2009, when Pearce crashed during a training run in Park City, Utah.


    Besides the injuries to his body, Peace would lapse into a coma. When he awoke, he was obviously not the same athlete but also not the same person.

    Told he could die if he went back to his sport, Pearce was adamant that he would return.

    The Crash Reel, a new documentary from writer-director Lucy Walker (Monday, HB0, 9 p.m. ET) details Pearce's rise, fall and rise again and how Pearce, with the help of his family and friends, carves out a new place for himself.

    That now includes the Kevin Pearce Fund to aid others with brain injuries or Down Syndrome.

    Besides doing her own filming, Walker got footage from 232 different people to tell Pearce's story.

    Walker and Pearce talked with USA TODAY Sports' Reid Cherner about the upcoming documentary.

    Kevin, this is your life. How do you think the film was able to capture it?

    Kevin Pearce: I waited 'til Sundance for the first time to see it and I didn't really have any input on the making of it. And didn't really have any idea how it was going to turn out. It felt like a pretty big risk to take to let someone tell the entire story of your life over a 1½-hour period of time. I am just so thankful it turned out so well.

    As a director there are a lot of great ideas on paper that don't turn out to be cinematic. What about this story appealed to you as a director?

    Lucy Walker: Everything. I was lucky enough to spend four days with Kevin. That is how it began. My initial feeling was it wouldn't be a film I wanted to make . . . then I realized there was ongoing drama galore. Because he was going to have to quit snowboarding. If he did it again he would die. And this was profoundly troubling and completely compelling. You just wanted to find what was going to happen. Was he going to give up something he loved more than anything or was he going to go back to it and crash and die? I mean you have to find out. You were drawn to him and you wanted to find out what happened next.

    Did you find watching the film painful, or having lived it were you okay watching your struggle?

    KP: The intense part for me was to watch what my parents and what my family had to go through and what I put them through. But for me, living it, it wasn't that hard for me to watch the stuff I went through. But the stuff that everyone else had to go through because of what I did, that was so hard for me.

    Were there things you didn't like or wish had not been in the movie?


    KP: No. It was more me sounding like an idiot. That was me just not wanting to watch myself. I guess that's pretty normal. For the most part I was happy with all the stuff that was put in there.

    As a director did you have any fears in making this documentary?


    LW:There was a long period of time where I thought I was filming someone who was committing suicide. And Kevin would get really badly hurt again because he was at such grave risk. I had no idea how it was going to turn out. I was very worried for a very long time, a year, that we wouldn't have a happy

    ending. I didn't care about the movie, I just cared about Kevin. No one was more surprised at how it turned out (while filming). We didn't see how it was going to turn out. You see Kevin fighting to get his career back. There is so much character arc, there is so much story because he's on such a difficult, long journey. But he really grows up with the twists and turns. I was so surprised at how much he would grow before our very eyes. And how much of that we were able to capture. It was privilege to witness and I was surprised at how much there was to witness.

    What do you hope people get out of this film?


    KP: I hope this doesn't sound cliché but I hope that people can see from the film that anything's possible. Anything you put your mind to, your brain to and anything you put all your energy into you can accomplish. A wish can come true. No matter how hard it is or what the situation is you do have hope and you do know you can come back.

    LW: I'll tell you what. I can't stop watching the movie. And normally when you are a filmmaker you watched it so many times in making it . . . but this one I must confess I'm just shocked how beautifully it came out. I'm just so grateful that I met Kevin . . . I'm so glad I got to know him and realized what an important film we could make together. When you are a filmmaker you can work really hard on things and they don't come out as thrilling as this one came out. . . . there were so many shots where we said "wow." My hunch that this would be a good film was the best hunch I ever had . . . We just kept turning to each other saying "this is a movie scene", this is the kind of scene you dream about when you are filming because it is so important and so intense, so completely absorbing. I'm just so grateful I met Kevin . . . I'm surprised how hard it is to tell people how good of a film this is because people that watch it go, "oh, my God it's the best film ever." We get this amazing response but it's tough to tell people what it's about. It doesn't sound like it's going to be the best documentary ever. Kevin's story has it all and we were able to put it together in a way that people are going to be sucked in and have the ride of a lifetime.


    if you have HBO, you can watch the film online: http://www.hbogo.com/#home/video&assetID=GOROSTGP40338?videoMode=embeddedVideo?showSpecialFeatures=false/
    it's AMAZING and you will definitely cry at some point


    Shaun White hits NYC for appearances on David Letterman and the Today Show to promote the 2014 WINTER OLYMPICS in Sochi, Russia.

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    When Shaun White straps on his snowboard for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, there will be less hair tucked under his helmet, and a different obstacle in his path.

    The two-time Olympic gold medalist is best known for his aerial acrobatics in the half-pipe competition, but he will also compete in the new snowboard slopestyle event that has been added for the Sochi Olympics.

    “What’s fun about the Olympics is that there’s a new discipline,’’ White said on TODAY Tuesday. “Every time you see me in the Olympics, it’s been in the half-pipe, but the new event is called slopestyle. It’s basically a series of jumps in one run and some rail features you slide on, and you make your way down and you basically do as many tricks as you can on those jumps.”

    White, 26, has dominated the half-pipe event, winning gold in the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics and becoming the first man to ever score a perfect 100 in the event at the Winter X Games in 2012. But slopestyle presents a new challenge.

    “I’m all right at it,’’ he said. “I do like to compete in both events, though. It’s fun.”

    White’s ability to innovate and master tricks that no one else has tried has kept him at the forefront of the sport.

    “I recently was dreaming about snowboarding, and I thought of this new rotation to put on an existing trick that I already have, but it’s random,’’ he said. “You’re setting out to do something and by accident you create a new trick.”

    White not only has a new discipline to tackle at the Olympics, he also has a new look. The long red hair that earned him the nickname “The Flying Tomato’’ has been shorn. In December 2012, he had his hair cut off for Locks of Love, a charity that gives wigs to underprivileged children who have lost their hair for medical reasons.

    “It was a tough call, but it was a good cause,’’ White said. “It was 12 to 13 inches long, a lot of weight. I can go higher (on the half-pipe) now.”

    While White has been involved in various charities and even had his band, Bad Things, signed by Warner Bros. Records last month, his attention is now completely on getting ready for Sochi.

    "I'm really excited, it's just one of those things where everything around my life right now is focused on the Olympics,'' he said. "It's a really good feeling that it's coming up, and I think I'm prepared."

    He is the heavy favorite to make it three straight gold medals in the half-pipe competition.

    “It’s something to strive for to live up to,’’ he said. “I like the pressure.”



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    Debuting July 16 following the revival of classic improv comedy series Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Perfect Score puts a twist on dating by giving contestants the opportunity to win a date with a match as well as the chance to win $50,000 but only if they can find their true match.

    Here's how it works: Each 30-minute episode will feature two friends competing against each other to see who can choose their most compatible partner from a group of 10 singles after taking a takes a compatibility test. The tests are then used to assign cash values to each match and the contestant who chooses the most suitable person — who would hold the highest cash value — wins the money and the date.

    The Vampire Diaries actress Arielle Kebbel takes on hosting duties on Perfect Score, and The Hollywood Reporter had a chance to speak to the actress/host about the new show, her surprising audition and why she is calling it "Singled Out for 2013."

    The Hollywood Reporter: How did Perfect Score come to you?

    Arielle Kebbel: I had been doing Rehash for The CW which recaps The Vampire Diaries each week, and that gives me experience in the [hosting] world. Before Rehash, I had never worked off the teleprompter. Coming from Florida, I did hosting work before I moved to L.A., and it’s a place I’ve been wanting to get back into for awhile. I got the call to audition for Perfect Score and I was up against a lot of people. I know that everyone was voting for me but I don’t think anyone actually expected me to get it.

    THR: What was the auditioning process like?

    Kebbel: The night before I was going over the materials like I would an audition because I didn’t know what to expect. I was creating fake people off-camera that I was going to talk to. [But] when I walked in the [audition room] the next day, there were producers, a live audience, fake contestants and music playing. We ran through it and they were like, “OK, are you ready?” It was a 22-minute screen test of the game show. [Afterwards] I turned to the casting director and said, “I have no idea what just happened, but I just had the time of my life.” I remember leaving there on such a high.

    THR: The premise gives a different spin to the dating game show format. If this was on TV, would this be something that you would watch?

    Kebbel: What makes our dating show special is it’s based on compatibility, so every contestant takes the same compatibility test before they come on the show and it knocks out any opportunity for physical attraction — for bias. The contestants are truly forced to go deeper than themselves and listen to these answers to the questions they’re posing and really connect to who they believe they’re most compatible with. There’s also money on the line. If you happen to choose your most compatible person, you win $50,000, which is nice. Even the contestants who didn't win, as soon as the show ended, the most compatible people would find each other on stage and start talking.

    THR: Will the show kind of, you know revisit certain contestants?

    Kebbel: Oh, trust me, I already have a whole list of things I want to do for season two. The producers are like, “That’s great; let’s get through season one.”

    THR: What should we expect this season?

    Kebbel: It’s Singled Out for 2013. It’s a totally fun show. It’s perfect to be premiering during summer hours right after Whose Line Is It Anyway?. We encourage the audience to participate. When the contestant gets the snip, they hang out in the losers’ lounge, so they’re still on stage. They’re still very much a part of the show. They’re making their own comments, yelling, hooting and howling. We put the contestants through crazy challenges and at the end of it all, you get to guess with the contestants who you think are you most compatible for. Nine times out of 10 the answer is pretty surprising.

    THR: So what kind of challenges will we see the contestants go through?

    Kebbel: There’s are three different elimination rounds. The first round is a five-second introduction, and they have to eliminate someone based off of that alone, which is very tricky at times. Talk about a first impression, right? Then the next elimination round is a question and answer and the final elimination round is a challenge round.

    THR: What would they have to do in that final round?

    Kebbel: You have to watch and find out. There were a couple times the camera caught my jaw hanging wide open. And not be a complete spoiler alert, we had more than one contestant come on the show and win the $50,000, which is incredibly exciting. We had some tie-breakers as well.

    THR: Is hosting something you’ll want to continue to pursue?

    Kebbel: I’ve been very clear to reiterate that I’m not giving up acting to host. I’m very serious about continuing to do both. For me, I almost need one to balance the other, but it’s more about expanding myself and broadening my horizons.

    THR: Switching gears a moment to The Vampire Diaries. Lexi dropped by Mystic Falls in an episode last season. Can we expect her to return?

    Kebbel: She’s a great drive-by, isn’t she? I always say anything is possible in Mystic Falls, and [executive producer] Julie Plec has been wonderful to me and is a huge Lexi supporter and I am grateful for how [through] my passion for Lexi and Julie’s passion for Lexi and the fans’ passion, we have been able to keep this character alive. My goal is to continue doing that for as long as the opportunity is possible.

    THR: What is your favorite Lexi moment?

    Kebbel: The thing about Lexi is I love her one-liners. One of my favorite moments was the Lexi-Stefan hug this past season when they were reunited. That goes into them walking down the street walking and talking; you see the friendship and the love and support and the joy between the two of them in that quick moment. That’s all you need sometimes is a reminder of how special certain relationships are. One of my other favorites is — going back to the very first time we met Lexi — I'm talking to Damon, and I’m like, “Have you met you? You’re not a nice person.”

    THR: Have you figured out a way to make sure she drops by The Originals?

    Kebbel: I know, I know. Everyone’s asking. I keep telling the fans: “You guys come up with a way. You guys have kept her alive this far. Help get her on The Originals!”

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    The U.K. pop group previews its much-hyped new album to Billboard while in L.A. filming their "Flatline" music video.
    "Our lives, I don't think, would have been complete if we didn't do this," Mutya Buena tells Billboard. "This" refers to the unlikely reunion of the original Sugababes, a premiere girl group in British pop, as a trio known as Mutya Keisha Siobhan. Now working under their first names and with in-band drama behind them, the trio has become one of the more exciting pop projects to emerge from the U.K. over the past year. And "Flatline," the trio's fantastic single released earlier this month, has only added fuel to the existing fire.
    Billboard caught up with the three singers -- Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy -- earlier this week in Los Angeles, where they are filming the first music video from their upcoming album. MKS discussed a range of topics, and even previewed a handful of sterling new tunes from the upcoming set.
    But before we go any further, let's dive into the history of Mutya Keisha Siobhan -- which is basically pop music lore at this point.

    SUGABABES SHUFFLE

    Sugababes shot to fame in England back in 2000 with their debut album "One Touch," back when Buena, Buchanan and Donaghy were teenagers. The group's BRIT Award-nominated first single, "Overload," rose to No. 6 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart, marking the first in a long string of hits for the act.

    After one album, however, Donaghy departed the group, leaving founding members Buena and Buchanan to work alongside Donaghy's replacement, Heidi Range. A series of successful albums and singles followed from the Buchanan/Buena/Range lineup, making Sugababes a chart-dominating pop powerhouse in England.
    Fast-forward to 2009 -- both Buena and Buchanan had exited the group (Buena in 2005, Buchanan in 2009), leaving Sugababes with none of its original members. Sugababes issued another album, 2010's "Sweet 7," with a lineup of Range, Amelle Berrabah and Jade Ewen.
    The saga of why and how each of the original members of Sugababes exited the group could apparently be a book in itself. "We've never been involved in anyone coming out of the band," says Buchanan, "or the replacement of someone." Instead, Buchanan says that the singers' then-managers would make those calls. Replacements were brought in very quickly, and the process of swapping members in and out of Sugababes was always unsavory."[We] definitely didn't always have the right people around us," she explains, while Donaghy adds that "all management ever thought about" was "business and money-making decisions."
    Buchanan recalls how, a year after she stepped away from Sugababes, she was packing up some stuff at her house and came across the group's first album, "One Touch."
    "I looked at it and was like 'What if?' and 'What a shame,'" she says. "We just never knew, because it wasn't our choice for it to end the way it did. But here we are now!" (OP - bit*h it was obviously Siobhan's choice to leave through that toilet window in JP lol) she exclaims, pointedly. "And it is our choice! That is our choice!"

    'FLATLINE' FLIES

    The trio first reconnected in 2009, but didn't really get the ball rolling until 2011. Realizing the chemistry they had for their first album was still intact, Buena, Buchanan and Donaghy started writing and recording material on their own with producers they sought out. By the time Polydor Records signed them in 2012, Mutya Keisha Siobhan already had a significant chunk of new music recorded.
    The forthcoming set will be released in the U.K. in the very early part of 2014 on Polydor Records. "Flatline," which is already making viral waves on SoundCloud with more than 220,000 plays, will be released commercially to retailers in the U.K. on Sept. 1. (OP - it looks like there will be a 2nd single before the album's release)
    Produced by Dev Hynes -- the white-hot pop auteur responsible for Solange's "True" EP and Sky Ferreira's "Everything is Embarrassing" single -- and co-written by Mutya Keisha Siobhan (MKS) with Hynes, "Flatline" is both classic and modern in sound, striking not only for its pristine pop goodness, but also for the knock-out harmonies of MKS. The song was written and recorded in Los Angeles last February, after the ladies had "pretty much finished" their album, says Donaghy. The trio had set out to L.A. with the intention of recording a killer first single, even though they had an album's worth of great material in the bag.
    "Flatline" came together quickly -- remarkably, on their first day in the studio with Hynes. MKS immediately knew they had found something special with the track, and their collaboration with Hynes. "On our first day, we knew we delivered the single," Buchanan says.
    "Flatline" was written from scratch in the studio with Hynes: The producer started fiddling around on the keyboard, and then bass, encouraging MKS to vibe with him on production ideas. Shockingly, Donaghy says that "Nothing on this (album) has been sung in a vocal booth," much like the process for "One Touch."
    "From the beginning," Buchanan says, "we would hear tracks in a room, and then we'd have a mic, and we'd basically say, 'Put the track on a loop and we'll pass (the mic) back and forth.'" Buchanan adds that the trio pieces songs together bit-by-bit, finding what sounds like a chorus and filling in lyrics as it goes. "It's just easier for us when we're sitting in there to sing it," she says.


    FINDING VICTORY WITH SIA (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

    Mutya Keisha Siobhan's forthcoming album features production work from the likes of Hynes, Richard "Biff" Stannard, 18-year-old British singer/songwriter/producer MNEK and original "Overload" producer Cameron McVey. The set features such stompers as"I'm Alright," which has an "I Will Survive"-type feel that knocks the listener over with a killer chorus. Also on the album is the clanging dance floor freak-out "Drum," which features what seems like an armada of pots and pans clanging about and the "whoosh!" sound of an email that's being sent. Yes, that all sounds like a mess -- but trust, MKS makes it work.
    Another track, "Boys," has harmonies that will make fans of the trio swoon. It's girl group heaven, so much so that once the bridge hits, there's what seems like a hat-tip to the Ronettes' 1963 girl group classic "Be My Baby." And then there's"Victory," a song that MKS co-wrote with Sia. The Australian artist has been on an incredible chart run lately, notching four top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hits in 2012, including Rihanna's No. 1 "Diamonds."

    "[We] heard a song that was sort of half-done," Buchanan says of what would become "Victory," "and we listened to it and we loved the idea of it." Though the group wasn't initially keen on the idea of collaborating with outside songwriters, because MKS knew how special the track was, and "because it was Sia," they felt compelled to complete it.
    While MKS didn't sit down with Sia to complete the track, they admit they were incredibly nervous to send their finished version to Sia for approval. "She's amazing!" Buchanan says. Donaghy adds, "I think we would have literally died inside if she'd come back and said she didn't like it. Where do you go from there?"
    Luckily for everyone, Sia loved the track. And while they didn't sit down to write the tune together, the four ladies have all since socialized.

    MKS IN THE U.S.A.?

    An international rollout of the album, which could include a release in the United States, has yet to be determined. However, there is hope for MKS fans in the U.S.
    "There's no plans just yet," Buchanan says, regarding a U.S. release, "but this is the most response … that we've ever had stateside, so you never know. We're gonna push for it." She also noted that the country with the second-most number of listens on their SoundCloud page is the United States, with the first being, obviously, their homeland of the U.K.
    Until those U.S. details get ironed out, fans in England can catch the trio on the road: their first full show as MKS will take place on Aug. 1 at Scala in London. Two days later, they'll hit the main stage at Brighton & Hove Pride in Brighton, England. Further live dates are due to be announced, with a proper tour likely to follow later in the year. MKS promises that their shows will feature songs from both their first album as Sugababes ("One Touch"), their forthcoming album, as well as hits from when Buchanan and Buena were in Sugababes together.
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    a Sia track???? given that they covered flawlessly "Diamonds" I cant wait.

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    Tumblr CEO David Karp stopped by the Colbert Report last night, where he talked Tumblr’s future profitability, porn on the site, and why he dropped out of high school at the age of 15.

    Early on in the interview, Colbert implies that Karp is “successful” with his Tumblr venture, to which Karp replies:

    “Not yet. I’ve got lots to prove. We gotta get this thing to profitability first – that’s a pretty big milestone.”

    Since the Yahoo acquisition, Tumblr has already implemented more ads. The previously staunchly anti-ad Karp recently embraced the idea of ads on the network, saying that he hoped advertisers would win Lions awards for their future work on Tumblr.

    Addressing the porn issue, which was a big point of contention when Yahoo first announced their Tumblr acquisition (users though that the deal meant censorship was on the way), Karp shied away from the “porn central” label. But he did indicate that they weren’t interested in limiting that type of content.

    “Look, we’ve taken a pretty hard line on freedom of speech, supporting our users’ creation – whatever that looks like,” said Karp. “It’s just not something that we want to police.”

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has echoed those sentiments, recently saying that they won’t work to restrict porn, as it’s “the nature of user-generated content.”

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    i need to know colbert's tumblr pls

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    Hip-Hop took over the stage this year at Wireless; a three-day festival which took place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London from July 12-14 2013.

    This year, the festival’s main headlining acts were Snoop Lion, Nas, A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lemar, John Legend, Will.I.Am and many others.

    Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake capped off the Festival on Sunday (14 July) by giving the audience a taste of Legends of Summer tour, which is due to kick-start in North America on July 17 in Toronto. The duo was also joined by Rihanna, who appeared as a surprise guest, for a rendition of the track Run This Town.
    The other main headliners of the festival were the legendary group, A Tribe Called Quest.

    During the group’s performance, Q-Tip made reference to the Trayvon Martin case by stating “This is not the first time it has happened where a young black man in our country, in America, life is devalued so grossly.”

    Q-Tip praised the system in the UK by admiring the way information is analyzed before making a verdict. He asked the crowd to pray for America and said “There’s a lot of motherf***ing black on black violence going on in Chicago and Miami and all over our country man. We are losing our youth at an incredible rate. We need you to pray for us man.”

    It was the first time in over 10 years, the group performed as a trio in the UK’s capital.

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    I still cannot get over the verdict.

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