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    Ashley Greene and Jamie Campbell Bower walk side by side while leaving the gym together on Thursday afternoon (August 8) in Studio City, Calif.

    The 24-year-old actor is recently single after splitting with his Mortal Instruments: City of Bones co-star Lily Collins earlier this summer.

    Ashley and Jamie starred together in three of the five Twilight Saga films.

    The trailer for Ashley‘s new film CBGB was just released. Head on over to Just Jared Jr. to check it out right now!

    “So excited this is finally out! Check out the trailer for CBGB!” Ashley tweeted about the release.


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    Helen Hunt and Luke Wilson filmed "Ride" on the beach this past week.



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    Leonardo DiCaprio shows off his shirtless physique while hanging out on a yacht with his bikini-clad girlfriend Toni Garrn on Friday (August 9) in Ibiza, Spain.

    The 38-year-old actor and 21-year-old model hung around with pals as they soaked up the sun. Both Leo and Toni got in the water at separate times to enjoy their vacation.






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    YouTube notched a major victory when Viacom lost its landmark copyright infringement suit against Google last month, but suits involving the online-video giant keep rolling in. The New York Times is reporting a group of music publishers including Warner/Chappell are taking aim at Fullscreen, the company behind many of YouTube’s most popular videos.

    According to its website, Fullscreen counts 2.5 billion monthly views, 15,000 YouTube channels, and 200 million subscribers, making it one of the largest multi-channel networks, or MCNs, that produces its own content. Their most-watched videos include unofficial covers of popular songs by artists like Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and Kanye West, which is where the plaintiffs – including Warner Music Group subsidiary Warner/Chappell, ironically itself the recent target of a copyright lawsuit regarding the song “Happy Birthday”– are finding fault with the company.



    The plaintiffs allege that Fullscreen lacks the proper licenses to distribute these videos and as such is profiting from its YouTube views at the expense of the songwriters and their representatives, which are not being compensated. According to MusicWeek, National Music Publishers Association President and CEO David Israelite said, “Fullscreen’s success and growth as a digital business is attributable in large part to the prevalence and popularity of its unlicensed music videos. We must stop the trend of ignoring the law, profiting from someone else’s work, then asking for forgiveness when caught.” He added, “We must build a digital marketplace that can thrive and give music fans what they want, when they want it.”

    In fact, such an agreement was reached between Universal Publishing, Fullscreen, and another MCN, Makers Studios, earlier this year. In what could be an example of Israelite’s desired functional business relationship between music publishers and MCNs, the companies in that case agreed to split advertising revenue from YouTube videos equally between them. An announcement on Tuesday suggested that this case between Fullscreen, Warner Music Group, and others arose from a breakdown in similar licensing negotiations, reports the Times.

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    ANNE Hathaway‘s life is too boring for words!

    The actress’ memoir was rejected by numerous publishing houses when she pitched the idea of writing her life story, according to a new report.

    Anne was told flat-out that her life isn’t that interesting and she’s just not popular enough,” a source said.

    She is crushed because she thought she has a best-seller.”

    Anne was recently said to be on shaky ground with her nearest and dearest.

    Anne is making everyone on her staff call her Miss Hathaway now, even the ones who have been with her for years!” a source said.

    It’s a new rule since her Oscar win, and when someone accidentally called her Anne, she reprimanded him big-time. What’s next, she refers to herself in the third person? It’s ridiculous!

    She has openly started comparing herself to Grace Kelly. No one laughs in her face about it but there are plenty of jokes behind her back, that’s for sure.

    People just can’t take her arrogance.”

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    (CNN) -- Amanda Bynes is going to remain under medical care as legal control over her person and estate is temporarily handed to her mother, Lynn.

    Bynes, 27, was placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold in late July after she was "involved in a disturbance in a residential neighborhood" in Thousand Oaks, California. According to People magazine, the hold was initially for 72 hours, but on July 25, a judge ordered Bynes to be held for an additional two weeks.


    At the same time, Bynes' parents, Rick and Lynn, filed for conservatorship of their daughter, who has been exhibiting increasingly bizarre behavior in recent months.

    In a hearing Friday, Judge Glen Reiser with the Superior Court of California in Ventura County granted her parents' request for conservatorship, noting that Bynes is under a "continued ... hold in a psychiatric facility."

    Bynes' mom, Lynn, now has the ability to decide her daughter's basic needs, including where she should reside. Additionally, People notes, she now has control over her daughter's estimated savings of $3 million, for the time being.

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    Pepsi and MTV have teamed up to promote a "special, exclusive performance" at Barclays through a fan competition:


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  • 08/10/13--08:11: A Brian Kinney post!

  • Gale Harold, best known as Brian Kinney from Showtime's “Queer as Folk”, has also appeared in numerous plays, films and television series such as “Desperate Housewives” and “The Secret Circle.” Watch for his latest film, currently in production, called “The Being Experience.”

    What was the audition like for "Queer As Folk?”
    “When that audition happened, I had already decided to leave Los Angeles. I hadn't decided where I was headed but it was going to be either Chicago or New York. I couldn't decide which because I had $5 to my name. The cart was definitely before the horse.
    I had no reservations about the part. I had reservations about auditioning. I was slightly traumatized by my 99% record of rejection. I had been cast in one part. That film was a blast, but I was still trying to toughen up to survive the brutality of the other 99%. I didn't believe I'd ever get another job in front of a camera, and wanted to figure out if I could cut it on stage in New York or Chicago.

    At the audition I read from sides for Linda Lowy, the casting director, and I read with her associate John Brace. I had seen the original on a VHS tape my girlfriend had. I thought Aiden Gillen was a total badass, but didn't think it would ever work as an American adaptation. Anyway, I'd vowed this would be my last Los Angeles audition. Apparently it went well.

    There were a series of callbacks which required a haircut (I think), and the purchase of a suit I couldn't afford. The callback and test process was a nail-biter. The strangeness of performing in a boardroom environment surrounded by executives was so intense I might as well have been walking through a remake of the video for ASHES TO ASHES by David Bowie. And that was only slightly less bizarre than an actor who was testing for the character of Michael telling me he wasn't going to kiss me just before we went into the room. Had he even read the scene? We'll never know...”


    You came to acting when you were close to 30 years old due to the persuasion of one of your friends. At what point did you realize this is what you wanted to do as a career?
    “I started studying at 26. Before that I never thought of acting as something that I would ever try. I had screwed around with some bizarre 'performances' that I filmed on Super 8 for a film class I was taking at SFAI, but the pieces were super raw and primitive. After I began to explore what an actor actually is, I studied for three years before I had the guts to go on an audition. Pure terror. That's one moment I'd like to experience again. An acting career? Many days it feels like I'm in an extended existential experiment. I feel blessed and very fortunate, but a lot of my dreams continue to evade me...”

    How did you get your first agent and/or manager representation?
    “My first manager, Suzanne DeWalt, saw a play I was in. She was invited by the director Joan Scheckel, who was my first real acting teacher. Joan was also good friends with my friend Susie Landau Finch who had first encouraged me to consider acting, so that's how I began studying.”

    Once you had the part, what type of research did you do to portray the selfish, gay Brian Kinney?
    “I had enough gay friends to have taken a few spins through the happy bars of San Francisco (where I lived for almost nine years) and Los Angeles. And I grew up in Atlanta. I'd worked and lived in mid-town for a few years, so a lot of the 'social' research was already done.
    My take on Brian was foremost one of free will. It seemed to me that the most direct way to find him was to underplay all the cliches. He simply wanted men and believed he was right. He had no need to question himself. Of course those were my angles.

    How he came across was the result of those choices I made blended with the way the part was written, shot and edited. I kept returning to my belief that his sexuality was not up for debate by anyone, himself included. That was very freeing, and it inspired me to deflect all speculation about my own sexuality. I'm straight, but the character was too important to me to muddle his world with my private life. As a nobody, I got away with that deflection. I think it may have helped to introduce Brian as a believable gay man. Maybe not. However it played, it's been out of my hands for a long time.”


    Brian Kinney was a very strong character to bring to American television at the time. Did you have any fears or thoughts that people around the globe would say you're not properly portraying a gay man?
    “Hell no! Well, I say that now with the benefit of hindsight. Seriously, at the time I was just a naive hetero thinking that all gay men would slap me on the back and say "right on". I was basically unfazed by gay culture as I understood it. But I hadn't even scratched the surface of what it means to grow up and survive being gay in America. In the 13 years since QAF hit America, much has changed. Thank goodness for that. But honestly, I was not prepared for the affect that role would have. I probably thought that because I was a serious devotee of Burroughs, and Cocteau, and Genet, I had a deep understanding of gay culture. I wasn't even close! And I definitely wasn't prepared for the backlash I got from those who saw me as an unwelcome trespasser.”

    Did you at any point feel uncomfortable when having such intimate scenes with other men?
    “Revealing yourself, physically or emotionally, to cast and crew is frequently uncomfortable. But it is essential if you want to to tell the truth. I felt more at ease being bold with some than I did with others. I was incredibly fortunate to have worked with Randy Harrison as Justin Taylor. We share enough taste in music and art to have had a real camaraderie, and luckily that evolved into a deep friendship.”

    What's your advice to actors who will be doing same-sex scenes for the first time?
    “Tricky question. I'm no expert. All I can say is that if you are fortunate enough to be playing a character who is developed enough that you can mine his or her identity-which isn't always the case-decide what or how the character behaves before and after sex. Basic. And then be yourself. Kiss well and passionately (if that makes sense), and move like you mean it!”



    You gave us quite a scare when you had your motorcycle accident during your "Desperate Housewives" run. Has the accident changed you regarding how you feel about life and your career?
    “The accident was a definite mortality check. Afterwards I had to re-think life from almost every angle. I learned how lucky I am not only to be alive, but to be surrounded by the wonderful people in my life who came to my side, looked after me and gave me an anchor to rely on. Their presence was fundamental in my recovery not only physically but psychologically.

    The places I went to were the worst and most terrifying I've ever experienced. I really believe that seeing the faces and hearing the voices of these people made it possible for me to find a way out of the darkness. They helped me find faith. Religion hasn't been a part of my life for a long time, if ever, but I do have a new found appreciation of the principle of faith. Some say that Jesus is the rock, or the anchor. I say that your friends and family are your anchor. And you can REALLY hold their hands, not just sing about it. No disrespect to George Jones.”

    How many motorcycles do you have and what makes/models?
    “I have a few. All Italian. My favorite? It's a tie between two Ducatis. A 1973 750 GT with right side shift, and a 1978 900 Sport Darmah set up like an SS. My Darmah has a four leaf clover on the keychain. That's all the good luck I get. I ride with my good friend Hugo and a Scottish genius named Leif Lewis who I rely on to look after all the serious work my motos need.”

    Anything else you'd like to say?
    “Stay tuned!”

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    Bianca and Chris S.

    In this week's challenge, Marvin comes in first place. Tyra tells him he outshines the female models, and though as a female model that upsets her, as a mentor, she's very proud.

    Mike, Chris S. and Bianca are the bottom three. Tyra tells him he shrinks in photos, and his performance on the runway is the worst the judges have ever seen. She tells Bianca her looks and personality fade away on film. She criticizes Chris S. for failing to be strong and hard. Bianca and Chris S. are the first two eliminated.


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    Demi Lovato just announced that she’ll be performing “Made In The USA” at the Teen Choice Awards Sunday (August 11). She joins previously announced performers One Direction (who will open the show with the television debut of “Best Song Ever”), Paramore and Nelly with Florida Georgia Line.

    The “Heart Attack” singer is also nominated for four awards: Choice Female Artist, Choice Single: Female, Choice Female Hottie and Choice Smile. It all goes down live Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on FOX. Check out Demi’s tweet announcing the gig below.

    It’s truuue!! I’m performing #MadeInTheUSA on the Teen Choice Awards!! Tune in to Fox on Sun. and get it on iTunes!! http://t.co/2nSHnFNgIN

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    I love this song! She is going to do so great with this performance, don't you think ONTD?

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    Cory Monteith was with "long-time sober friends" the night before his death, who all described his demeanour as "fine" during the evening, according to the late star's acting coach Andrew McIlroy.

    Cory spent the night out with three friends and Andrew has insisted that the group did not have a negative influence on the Glee star.

    "They weren't strangers, they weren't bad guys," said Andrew, speaking to PEOPLE. "They were long-time sober friends. Cory knew them maybe ten years.

    "Essentially, he had spent time with [them] as sober people. They were not using with him [that night]. There was no double life up here."

    After spending some time with his friends, Cory returned alone to his Vancouver hotel room and was found dead the following morning on 13 July, having overdosed on a lethal concoction of heroin and alcohol.
    The Canadian-born had struggled with alcohol substance abuse problems from his teenage years, and was admitted into rehab when he was 19. He voluntarily checked himself into rehab last April and at the time was fully supported by his girlfriend and Glee co-star Lea Michele.

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

    At the time of his tragic death, Lea thanked fans for their love and support and asked for privacy.

    The brunette beauty and the rest of the Glee cast have now returned to work less than a month after Cory's death, and on Tuesday Lea posted a poignant photograph on Twitter showing her back on set.

    "Feels so good to be home," the star wrote, alongside a photo of her in character as Rachel Berry, staring pensively into the distance as she sits alone at the end of a bed. Lea added that the show had chosen the "beautiful & perfect song" for her character's return.

    The fifth season of Glee will premiere in the US on 26 September and will air a special memorial episode for Cory on 10 October.

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    Clutch your moviegoing pearls, ONTD, because the reviews from the extremely discerning film snobs over at IndieWire are NOT looking good for any of these films... And I know some (if not most) of y'all are TL;DR people, but whatever, this is a pretty rough read if you've ever had any interest to watch either of these movies.






    IndieWire Film Review : Lee Daniels' The Butler

    Lee Daniels’ The Butler” is nothing if not full of sincerity and effort. Which is why it’s so entirely confusing why they cast former teen heartthrob John Cusack as hangdog Richard Nixon. He’s fallen from his “Say Anything” days (and even the highs of “High Fidelity”), but this is maybe the worst casting we’ve seen in a major Hollywood film since Denise Richards as a nuclear physicist. Having Robin Williams play Dwight Eisenhower comes a close second, and Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson isn’t much better. The decades-spanning drama tries so hard to create a moving, seemingly accurate look at the titular character’s time spent on the staff at the White House during turbulent times that these missteps stand out particularly strongly, especially when compared to lookalike contest winners James Marsden’s JFK and Alan Rickman’s Ronald Reagan. Casting moderately big names in these roles serves more as a distraction than anything since it’s not always a good fit of actor and historical figure. Johnson holding meetings while on the toilet may be funny, but not nearly as funny as the idea of the ancient looking president being played by the relatively youthful Schreiber. You can call us unimaginative, but we expect a little bit of realism and consistency from our overlong historical dramas, thank you very much.


    With a script from “Recount” and “Game Change” writer Danny Strong, the film is based on the true story of White House butler Eugene Allen, here called Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker). As a black child on a Georgia plantation in 1926, Cecil witnesses his mother (Mariah Carey) being taken away to be raped, and then sees his father (David Banner) shot and killed a few feet away from him. Violence permeates “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” from its opening moments in Macon, and even though Cecil is given a more comfortable job in the plantation owner’s home, he is not beyond hardship. When he leaves the plantation, he earns a spot working in a hotel and eventually works his way to a fancy Washington, DC hotel and then the White House.

    The film walks through Cecil’s time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, beginning with Eisenhower’s term in 1957, moving through JFK, LBJ, Nixon, and Reagan’s reigns. We’re only shown historical footage of Presidents Ford and Carter, which is probably for the best because Daniels would have likely cast Zac Efron and Matthew McConaughey as the 38th and 39th presidents, respectively. Though Cecil remains staunchly apolitical, his son Louis (David Oyewelo) first joins the civil rights movement as a Freedom Rider, then the Black Panthers. He and Louis clash throughout their relationship, much to the sadness of his alcoholic wife, Gloria (Oprah Winfrey). Meanwhile, there’s consistency in Cecil’s duties as a butler, with the changing man at the top doing little to affect what he actually does on a day-to-day basis.

    “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” is the type of film that will likely please viewers who feel that they’re doing their civic duty by learning about history and experiencing the trauma of the civil rights movement. The drama does focus on several key touchstones that should never be forgotten, including the aftermath of Emmett Till’s murder, the Freedom Riders, and the Woolworth’s sit-in. But there are issues of tone, vaulting the audience between laughter and tears in a way that feels manipulative and not particularly skilled. There's no real directorial stamp here; it could have been made by anyone with moviegoers none the wiser, which is why the legally required name change from "The Butler" to "Lee Daniels' The Butler" seems particularly unsuitable. Daniels’ “Preciouswas a far more effective look at how an individual was affected by her environment, depending more on strong performances than less-than-subtle nudges toward feeling.

    That’s not to say that there aren’t solid performances here. As Cecil, Whitaker portrays the butler as a human being, a testament to both the actor and screenwriter Strong. Cecil is impressive in his work, but his relationship with his son is tough to watch at times. It would’ve been easy to cast him as a saint, but the familial conflict adds an interesting depth to the character and the story. Whitaker ages well with the character, allowing Cecil to feel the weight of gravity and the passing years. Winfrey gets to show consistent range, between her frustration at her husband’s dedication to his job, her struggles with the bottle and her varying relationships with family and friends. She’s the rare actress that we’d like to see more of.

    As Cecil’s fellow butlers, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Lenny Kravitz are good additions, with Gooding Jr. getting to be enjoyable raunchy (or at least as enjoyably raunchy as he can be in a PG-13 movie with some odd, off-putting sounds to cover his least appropriate dialogue). Terrence Howard is reliably slimy as the Gaines’ family friend. The rest of the enormous cast shows up for only a few minutes, with appearances from Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan, Minka Kelly as Jackie Kennedy, as well as Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Redgrave.

    “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” could be an important film that comes at a time where race is still a challenging topic for America, but it succeeds less as a film than as a history lesson. It’s a movie that so clearly wants to be something important and Oscar-worthy, but it’s August release points to evidence that it doesn’t quite achieve its dreams.







    IndieWire Film Review : Lovelace

    Not so much a film about Linda Lovelace as a film about a bunch of things that happen to Linda Lovelace, including a destructive marriage to seemingly complete, total, bonafide scumbag sonofabitch Chuck Traynor, "Lovelace" is a glossy, starry package featuring loving '70s set design, costuming and narratively crucial hairstyling (more on that later). But, the main question was always around the casting of the leading lady, especially given that the last few years have seen a flurry of names come and go from both this and rival Lovelace project “Inferno” (which famously once boasted Seyfried’s “Mean Girls” co-star Lindsay Lohan). Yes, Lovelace was herself by many accounts a very sweet and warm person, but she was also the first porn superstar, and later on a vocal anti-porn crusader; we knew Seyfried could play the white swan, but could she play the black swan? Actually she probably could have, if she had been given the right script: Seyfried’s performance is the best thing about the film by miles, it’s just a shame there isn’t more to her role.


    It’s a weird paradox: Seyfried’s Lovelace gets a lot of screen time, but rarely to herself. Instead she’s there for things to happen to: to be beaten or controlled or hired out for rape by husband-of-the-year Traynor (Peter Sarsgaard), to be talked about and talked at by the various men who, essentially, own her, who see her not only as an object of sexual desire, but increasingly as a cash cow. Rarely does she display any agency of her own, and yes, we do know that is an accurate reflection of what happens in many abusive spousal relationships, (and possibly of the sexual politics at the time, especially in the porn industry), we just wish we saw more of it through Lovelace’s eyes. She may have been submissive, but she wasn’t absent or vegetative, so why can’t we get inside her head? Why can’t we understand the psychology behind her submissiveness? A thrown away “my mom told be to obey my husband” just doesn’t cut it, and in any case that’s taken directly from presumably real footage of an interview on the "Donahue" show. What does Lovelace tell us about Linda Lovelace that is not already part of the public domain?

    Not a lot, really. In only covering the period between the lead up to and the implosion of her relationship with Traynor, the film reads more asLinda & Chuck: Portrait Of the Shittiest Marriage In History” than as “Lovelace.” And the structure only compounds that: in a self-conscious and not wholly successful stylistic flourish, directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (“Howl”) tell the main part of the story twice. First, we get the "outward appearance" part: happy wedding day, joyfully learning the skill that will make her famous, meeting Sammy Davis Jr. at a screening, and being flattered and complimented by Hugh Hefner (James Franco). Then a title appears and we’re six years later and Linda is strapped up to a polygraph requested by the publishers of her tell-all book before we confusingly jump back in time again. This time we get longer, fuller cuts of many of the scenes mentioned above, in which the sexual violence is revealed to have begun on her wedding night, and Hefner is revealed to have followed up his compliments and flattery with a demand for oral sex. The problem here again is that we are getting entirely new information, not ‘seeing the same scenes from Linda’s point of view,’ as is probably the intent. So what could have been a useful device in helping us understand what was going on in Lovelace’s head instead just ends up muddying the narrative waters. At times, it’s only Linda’s hairstyle that really tells us where we are in the story: “ah, it’s the big corkscrew perm, so we’re post-marriage, but pre ‘Deep Throat.’ ”

    So what of the famous movie itself? Strange to say, this section is probably the blandest in the whole film, with the sexism of the producers (Hank Azaria, A Terrible Wig, Bobby Cannavale—yes, the wig does deserve its own credit) played for laughs, the shoot coming across as kind of a lark for all concerned, and Lovelace’s “Did I do something wrong?” when her amazing talent makes co-star Harry Reems (Adam Brody) come too soon, surely just too guileless to be believed. The filming of the scene also marks a kind of turning point in the story; as frothy and “Carry On Doctor” as it is, from here on out everything gets worse for Linda, as Chuck gets deeper into debt, especially to Mafioso "investor" Romano (Chris Noth), and deeper into drugs. But despite all the drama and the increasingly extreme violence Lovelace suffers, this is also the point at which the film starts to lose our interest.

    We come back again to our biggest bugbear. Without a real sense of what made Lovelace tick, the rest of the runtime simply becomes an abstract experiment in wondering at what point the abuse will get so bad that she will leave. And with the film so firmly on her side, we are allowed no illuminating details that might cast her as anything but a victim of the evil machinations of others—rumours of her own drug abuse, and the counter-arguments to her portrayal of Traynor may as well not exist as far as this film is concerned. The whitewashing is counterproductive; we might not have liked Linda quite so much if we caught a glimpse of her own dark side or met a few of her own internal demons, but we certainly would have understood her better. Truth is, despite Seyfried’s gameness, we come away a little deadened from the experience and knowing precious little more than before about the person who inhabited the body, the life and the throat of Linda Lovelace.




    IndieWires Final Grades for both films : C+



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    Well, damn. The reviewers at IndieWire clearly don't mince their words. Still, I can console myself with the fact that both these films are at least marginally better than that hot trashy porno mess that is "The Canyons" which got a D-grade from them. Oh, well.


    But what say you, ONTD? Will you still watch either of these movies?

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    Chris Brown's seizure Friday was triggered by a giant pain in his ass -- aka the media and lawyers.



    TMZ broke the story ... the L.A. City Fire Dept. rushed to a recording studio just after 1 AM after someone called 911 and said CB suffered a seizure​. When EMT's arrived CB refused treatment.

    Chris' rep says the seizure was triggered by "intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress, both due to the continued onslaught of unfounded legal matters and the nonstop negativity."

    The good news ... the rep says the seizure was nonepileptic -- it's called a NES.

    TMZ -- sometimes we trigger seizures.


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    Catching Fire's roles for Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence may call for changes fans won't be happy about. Although fans expected The Hunger Games sequel to have minor changes from the book, some of those changes will seem drastic.

    When Jennifer took on the character Katniss, many people were disappointed because in the book, Katniss is clearly not a "white" girl. The character from the book has olive skin and brown eyes. That was one major change many found hard to accept even though Lawrence has done an amazing job with the role.

    Nina Jacobson, the producer of the sequel, said, "It's as agonizing for us to lose things from the book as it is for a fan. I want every single thing in there. But you know what? If you have to give up something in order to give more time to Katniss and Gale or to Effie as she starts to feel a conscience, you make the sacrifices in order to serve the characters and themes that are more essential."

    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will bring more departures from the book. Josh's character Peeta will be given the gift of swimming. In the book, "his character was paralyzed with fear when other tributes dive into the water." Hutcherson does his role justice but that's one major change!

    Also, Bonnie and Twill from the book will not exist in the movie. They are the ones who tell Katniss about District 13. While the storyline will remain with District 13 intact. Those vital characters will not appear in the movie.

    Lastly, District 12's peacekeeper, Darius, won't be added into Catching Fire either so don't expect anyone to intervene while Gale gets whipped.

    Fortunately even with some tweaking, Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence bring exactly what's needed to their roles. This movie wouldn't be the same without them. They've developed a friendship that goes beyond the set. At least they'll still be in the movie, right?

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    Usher and his ex-wife Tameka Raymond were on the brink of war BEFORE their son almost drowned in a pool ... and it was all over child support payments, TMZ has learned.

    Usher filed legal docs earlier this month asking a judge to lower his child support payment to Tameka. As it stood, Usher was shelling out $8,000 / month for the couple's 2 sons ... which he claims is BS.

    Here's why ... Usher says that child support amount is from an old agreement and hasn't been changed since he was granted PRIMARY custody last year. He says he's been overpaying the last 7 months and wants a judge to remedy the situation.

    Usher requested a hearing on the matter -- but so far, no date has been set.

    TMZ broke the story ... Tameka and Usher were ALREADY in court this week, battling over custody. Tameka asked a judge to grant her MORE custody -- claiming Usher's to blame for their son's pool accident -- but she was shot down.

    http://www.tmz.com/2013/08/10/usher-tameka-raymond-child-support-custody/#comments-fullwrapper

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  • 08/10/13--08:39: #ROAR Leaks!!!!
  • I AM FUCKING SLAYED.




    “I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
    Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
    So I sit quietly, agree politely
    I guess that I forgot I had a choice, I let you push me past the breaking point
    I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything
    You held me down but I got up
    Already brushing off the dust
    You hear my voice, you hear that sound
    Like thunder gonna’ shake the crowd
    You held me down but I got up
    Get ready cos’ I’ve had enough
    I see it all, I see it now,

    I got the eye of the tiger, the fire, dancing through the fire
    Cos’ I am a champion, and you’re gonna’ hear me roar
    Louder, louder than a lion, cos’ I am a champion
    And you’re gonna’ hear me roar-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
    You’re gonna’ hear me roar….

    Now I’m floating like a butterfly, stinging like a bee, I earned my stripes
    I went from zero, to my own hero.

    You held me down but I got up
    Already brushing off the dust
    You hear my voice, you hear that sound
    Like thunder gonna’ shake the crowd
    You held me down but I got up
    Get ready cos’ I’ve had enough
    I see it all, I see it now,

    I got the eye of the tiger, the fire, dancing through the fire
    Cos’ I am a champion, and you’re gonna’ hear me roar
    Louder, louder than a lion, cos’ I am a champion
    And you’re gonna’ hear me roar-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
    You’re gonna’ hear me roar….

    Roar, roar, roar, roar, roaaaaaaaaaaaar…..

    I got the eye of the tiger, the fire, dancing through the fire
    Cos’ I am a champion, and you’re gonna’ hear me roar
    Louder, louder than a lion, cos’ I am a champion
    And you’re gonna’ hear me roar-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
    You’re gonna’ hear me roar….”

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    their album cannot come out fast enough....

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