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    Twerking is such a complex, technical subject, only a Ph.D. researcher can explain how the body does what it does to make it happen.

    Twerking is a combination movement involving a deep squat and a pelvic tilt, Michelle Olson, a professor of exercise science and a certified strength and conditioning coach at Auburn University in Montgomery, Ala., explained.
    “You take a wide stance with your legs turned out at 10 and 2 so your hips are externally rotated,” she said. “Then you pulse up and down as you thrust the pelvis bone forward and back.”

    Olson said the booty dancing move is a good “twerkout” for your butt and thighs. It also works the deep muscles of the hips and the core muscles of the lower back and abdominals. She said it will definitely shape and strengthen all those muscles as well as give them the stamina to do activities important to most people heavily involved in twerking like say, picking up a screaming child off the floor.

    However, over-twerking might throw out the lower back or make the knees creak, Olson cautioned.
    Translation? If you’re over 25, twerking may not be for you.

    from hiphopwired:
    Perhaps it's just us, but this twerking phenomenon has definitely run its course. Just days after Miley Cyrus' laughable showing at the 2013 VMAs, ABC News reported on a Ph.D researcher's scientific report on, well, dancing.

    Michelle Olson, a professor of exercise science and a certified strength and conditioning coach at Auburn University in Montgomery, Ala., described twerking as a combination of movement involving a deep squat and a pelvic tilt. But this wasn't it; she also broke down the process of how to "accurately" do so.

    "You take a wide stance with your legs turned out at 10 and 2 so your hips are externally rotated," explained Olson. "Then you pulse up and down as you thrust the pelvis bone forward and back."

    For one, we've never heard such an eloquent description for something that happens at just about any festive gathering you'll attend in 2013. Secondly, you know what follows ridiculous reports like this — Black Twitter attacks.

    Not long after ABC's article went public, folks all over the Internets congregated under the #ABCReports trending topic. Each tweet puts a spin on a top relating to urban communities. It's also utterly hilarious.

    and my fave

    the abc article + hiphop wired response

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    Broadway/Hollywood notable Geoffrey Rush is poised to take his Australian stage role in the hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone to the silver screen in a film he will star in and produce next year.

    Screenwriter and The Drowsy Chaperone bookwriter Don McKellar himself confirmed the long-rumored news earlier this week, while out promoting his new feature film THE GRAND SEDUCTION at the Toronto International Film Festival.


    I wonder how this will be adapted to a movie since it's a play within a play? I'm hopeful but Hollywood has failed me more times then not with Broadway adaptations. Any dream casting? Think they'll go older or younger with the Chaperone?

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    Rylan Clark wants Mariah Carey to enter the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house and ''have a breakdown''. The 'Big Brother's Bit on the Side' host thinks it would be great to see how stars including the 43-year-old singer, supermodel Naomi Campbell and Hollywood actress Grace Jones get on in the house without their cosmetics and expensive clothing.

    He joked: ''Naomi Campbell, Mariah Carey, Grace Jones ... all the divas! Take away their make-up and clothes and watch them have a breakdown.
    ''Or have people who have f**ked each other's husbands, that kind of thing. Can you imagine?!'' The 24-year-old star won 'Celebrity Big Brother' earlier this year and has since kept in touch with Steps singer Claire Richards and former footballer Neil 'Razor' Ruddock, who has asked Rylan to be a ring bearer at his wedding.

    When asked who he still talks to from the series, he replied: ''Claire Richards, I just saw her for her birthday. And I'm going to Razor Ruddock's wedding next month. I'm a ring bearer!'' While he got on well with the majority of his fellow housemates, Rylan clashed with 'The Hills' stars Heidi and Spencer Pratt but insists he has made up with the couple and is even welcome at Spencer's parents' house. Speaking exclusively to Star magazine, he added: ''I met Stephanie Pratt [Spencer's sister] the other day and she said, 'My mom loves you!' I was like, 'Oh my God, I'm welcome at the Pratt household!' We get on fine now, we've been in touch.''


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    Superstar singer Beyonce was embroiled in an ugly brawl at Monday night's post VMAs party, a report claims.

    Sean 'Diddy' Combs', 43,allegedly got into a row with rapper J. Cole after it was alleged he 'said inappropriate things' to the music mogul's beautiful singer girlfriend [REDACTED], reported the New York Post.

    Beyonce, 31, who attended the party thrown at the Dream Downtown Hotel by Diddy and husband Jay Z reportedly got involved 'yelling' at Diddy and J Cole in a bid to stop the ruckus.

    A guest told the New York Daily News: 'It was mayhem. Beyoncé was yelling to stop and Jay Z was separating people and getting people away from Bey.'

    'We were all dancing and the fight breaks out, and it happened so quickly and bottles were crashing everywhere, and everyone was screaming. People got pushed into bottles', said another partygoer.

    While another partygoer told the New York Post: 'J. Cole was saying inappropriate things to Sean Combs and his girlfriend, C*****.

    'Sean immediately pounced. Some pushing and shoving happened. No punches were thrown, but it was a visible disturbance.

    'A few bottles splashed to the floor and some partygoers were knocked over.'

    The party was sponsored by Diddy's drinks brand Ciroc, and the 3am brawl started after multiple bottles of the drink had been consumed.

    Diddy recovered quickly from the drama to get back on the decks to welcome everyone to the VMA bash, and wish [Cease and Desist] a happy birthday.

    He got up on the club mic and told people: ‘It’s all cool! Ya’ll keep having fun! It’s no big deal, it’s over.'

    Representatives for Diddy and J.Cole have yet to respond to requests for comment. However, the rapper attempted to address the issue on twitter. He tweeted on Tuesday: 'I usually don't address rumors but I got too much respect for my bro @JColeNC.

    'We are friends The rumors are not true. We had a great party.'


    Scratch that face and the Beyhive will end you.

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    Back in June, we told you that Mariah will be partnering with OPI for a holiday collection later this year. More details and promotional images are now available, thanks to NailedBlog and ChicProfile.

    The collection features a total of 18 shades (12 polishes and 6 liquid sand) plus a top coat.

    Nail Lacquer
    My Favorite Ornament
    I Snow You Love Me
    All I Want for Christmas (is OPI)
    Ski Slopes Sweetie
    Cute Little Vixen
    Sleigh Ride for Two
    Underneath The Mistletoe
    All Sparkly And Gold
    In My Santa Suit
    Wonderous Star
    Vision Of Love
    Warm Me Up

    Liquid Sand
    Silent Stars Goes By
    Baby Please Come Home
    Make Him Mine
    It’s Frosty Outside
    Kiss Me At Midnight

    Top Coat
    Mariah Carey Pure 18K White Gold & Silver Top Coat

    OPI will put out three mini polish sets featuring a variety of colors and a free tote:

    OPI Holiday 2013 Mariah Carey Mini 3 Pack Liquid Sand – Trio 1

    Contains 3 mini liquid sand nail polishes 3.75 ml / 1/8 fl oz:

    It’s Frosty Outside
    Kiss Me At Midnight

    OPI Holiday 2013 Mariah Carey Mini 3 Pack Liquid Sand – Trio 2

    Includes 3 mini liquid sand nail polishes 3.75 ml / 1/8 fl oz:

    Silent Stars Goes By
    Baby Please Come Home
    Make Him Mine

    OPI Holiday 2013 Mariah Carey The Look

    Contains 3 nail polishes of 15 ml/ 0.5 fl oz in the following shades:

    My Favorite Ornament
    Vision of Love
    I Snow You Love Me

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    Just a few years before shooting to fame on shows like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel," actress Charisma Carpenter was nearly killed by a rogue former cop.

    Carpenter, who is hosting Investigation Discovery's "Surviving Evil," reveals to Showbiz Tonight her terrifying ordeal.

    Back in 1991, years before she traded barbs with Buffy, Carpenter and two friends were swimming at Torrey Pines State Beach in San Diego when they were violently attacked by Henry Hubbard Jr., then a 29-year-old police officer.

    During the encounter, Hubbard, brandishing a gun, ordered Carpenter to tie up her male friends. But Carpenter refused, affording her companions opportunity to jump and overpower Hubbard, ultimately leading to his capture and arrest — even as the young men suffered non-fatal bullet wounds along the way.

    Carpenter meanwhile held onto the police-issue flashlight Hubbard used, to help seal his conviction for that assault which, when combined with a string of others, earned him a 56-year prison sentence.

    "Surviving Evil" presents stories of victims telling their personal stories of fighting back against their attackers. The series premieres Wednesday, August 28 at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery.


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  • 08/27/13--20:42: Suits 3x07 - "Endgame" Promo
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    The flop doctors!

    Source: Me/TV

    I tried to find a gif of Jon Hamm with a hook for a hand to represent my opinions of these guys, but failed. :(

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    Despite reports to the contrary, hit-maker Dr. Luke will not be joining American Idol as a judge on season 13, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

    The songwriter and producer, who's credited on such global smashes as Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" and "My Life Would Suck Without You,"Pink's "Who Knew" and Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl," among others, was among the last candidates standing after a months-long search for a third judge to join returning panel members Keith Urban andJennifer Lopez (the latter has not officially been announced).

    However, as THR wrote on Aug. 24, Luke, whose real name is Lukasz Gottwald, was bound to run into a snag with Sony Music. The music giant signed Luke to a lucrative label deal in 2011 (his Kemosabe imprint is home to songwriter-turned-solo artistBonnie Mckee, rapper Juicy J and pop-urban act Becky G, who herself said at last night's MTV Video Music Awards, "I think [Idol] is going to happen" for Luke, but Sony's competitor, Universal Music Group, holds the exclusive rights to American Idol recordings.

    Allowing Luke to spend months of the year judging and nurturing talent then developing said artists for another label makes little business sense for the company that invested so deeply in his own hit-making power. L.A. Reid faced a similar obstacle when he was in the running for the Idol gig prior to season 10. It was, in fact, what helped lead the veteran executive to Fox's other singing competition, X Factor, which has a recording partnership with Sony. Reid left after two years on the show.

    Source: Billboard

    I still think we could use a "producer (music)" tag.

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    A website called the Data Pack just released an incomplete but interesting list of unsearchable hashtags on Instagram. By blocking specific hashtags, Instagram says they're both protecting users and — unlike Tumblr or Twitter, who don't proactively prohibit but do remove offensive content after the fact — steering the culture of the site by refusing to perpetuate pornographic and otherwise offensive or damaging pictures. Apparently Instagram and its Facebook overlords have no desire to see photos of #bubblebutts (really?) or #bigbootyhoes en masse. It's nice to know that someone is looking out for us in the wild, wild web.

    Searches for #thinspiration, #probulimia, and #proanorexia similarly come up with no results and show that the social-media network also has no tolerance for pro-ana culture. Porn-y and otherwise sexist terms like #tipsydumbcunt, #whore, and other sex acts are also prohibited, as is pretty much any variation of #boobs or #dicks.

    Interestlingly enough, the hashtag czars of Instagram also block things they deem "generic" or that don't provide enough "high-end user value." You can't search for #photography, #iphone, or the New York restaurant #beautyandessex (although we'd put that squarely in the offensive category).  Sometimes, as the list reveals, Instagram gets a little prudish: Users can't search for a collection of photos pertaining to the #sexpistols, and if you choose to Instagram while running, you'd better like it, because #fuckrunning is also blocked. On second thought, as much as I hate exercise, I'd hate to see what the #fuckrunning search would turn up. So thanks, Instagram.

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    Well, that was interesting. I'd like to see how this would affect the Instagram accounts of certain celebs *cough*MileyCystrus*cough* who constantly post racy photos. Are you for or against banning certain hashtags on Instagram, ONTD? Also, what hashtags do you commonly search for?

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    Miley Cyrus is CORRUPTING the cuddly, innocent reputation of teddy bears -- and she needs to be stopped ASAP ... so says a prominent teddy bear organization (yes, they actually exist).

    In case you've been living under a rock -- Miley's been under fire ever since she bumped, grinded and twerked her crotch through an army of seemingly drugged out teddy bears during her VMA performance.

    Now, a rep for the Teddy Bear Fund -- an org. dedicated to giving out stuffed animals at abuse shelters -- tells TMZ, "Miley made a poor choice to use a universally loved children's teddy bear in an offensive way."

    "There is always good art and bad art -- unfortunately ... this was bad art," the rep adds.

    "Hopefully she might consider reversing this situation by giving lots of teddy bears to children in need of comfort."

    We tried to find a rep for a foam finger organization -- but apparently, that's not really a thing ... yet.

    lol can someone with photoshop skills paste Miley's face on mark's?


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    Kitson, a boutique clothing company based in L.A., released a line of T-shirts called “the designer drugs collection,” angering many for its supposed promotion of drug use.

    Kitson LA released a “designer drugs collection” of clothing that features the brand names of prescription drugs.

    Most were very unhappy, calling the shirts “shocking” and “disgusting.”

    In response to the outrage, Kitson posted the following statement from the designer of the line, Brian Lichtenberg, on their Facebook page:

    Kristen Johnston, star of the “The Exes” and formerly on “3rd Rock from the Sun,” took note of the shirts.

    The company responded to one of her tweets threatening to get the authorities involved.

    Johnston then said she deleted her comment.

    To which Kitson fired back that they were not responsible for the drug situation in the U.S.

    But at least Lichtenberg still has a fan in Lindsay Lohan.


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  • 08/27/13--22:08: top 10 horror movie twists

  • This week sees the arrival of head-twisting home-invasion horror YOU’RE NEXT. Don’t be fooled in believing Adam Wingard’s brilliant and brutal suspense-driven slasher is only full of the familiar run-of-the-mill stuff. The film is wholly original, fun and certainly boasts a number of surprises – a stand-out out turn from the stunning Sharni Vinson; gut-busting pitch-black humour and one hell of a twist in its tale. It’s given THN some inspiration in putting together our own list of genre favourites that featured another monumental plot curve ball and making them long remembered.

    SCREAM (1996)

    Few do horror better then Wes Craven. The man who gave us the razor-fingered dream demon Freddy Kruger, ultimately eclipsed his signature slasher by going on to give us one of the most iconic movies of the 1990s. Self-referential and satirical teen slasher SCREAM refused to play by the familiar genre rules, thanks in part to a biting and surprisingly funny screenplay by a then-unknown Kevin Williamson. Cutesy TV actress Neve Campbell was made a movie star as the unlucky victim Sidney Prescott, slowly being stalked by a devious (and mysterious) Ghostface killer. Of course, obvious perpetrators (or red-herrings) like the dopey Deputy, classmates and even her father, were all crossed off the list until it was discovered it was indeed her boyfriend, with his demented pal, doing the stabbing. Two killers tag-teaming!

    SAW (2004)

    Strong word of mouth from festival screenings saw unknown Australian director James Wan and acting/writing collaborator Leigh Whannell create a horror phenomenon (and a continuing lucrative career in ‘creep’). Billboards emblazoned with the stark, short title followed by the fantastic, yet simple tag-line “Dare You See Saw” also worked a treat. SAW came out of nowhere and the ambiguity of what the hell it was only aided its success. Two strangers awake handcuffed on opposite ends of a mysterious location, separated only by the grisly corpse in the middle of the floor. Flashbacks show us just how the duo came to this gory predicament but who could be responsible? How about that dead fella on the filthy floor for the whole movie, who ingeniously awakens to show he’s been setting the rules and running the show… and there’s no escape!

    THE SIXTH SENSE (1999)

    His career may now be in the shitter after a string of severe and laughable flops but lets not forget writer/director M. Night Shyamalan scored a critical and commercial hit with sleeper smash THE SIXTH SENSE. The film looked a relatively low-key supernatural thriller with Bruce Willis as a child psychologist attempting get over the attack from a former patient and their subsequent suicide. However, after looking to help troubled youngster Haley Joel Osment, who is claiming, “I see dead people“, the atmospheric chiller pulled a rabbit out of the hat by giving us arguably the greatest cinematic surprise of all-time. Brucey’s actually dead too! Looking back, there are countless clues – the colour pallet at certain points and the fact his wife (Olivia Williams) never speaks a work to Willis after the opening tragic sequence – to hint at these events but if anyone tells you they saw it coming a million miles away, they’re lying bastards! Nicole Kidman’s THE OTHERS also stole the same conclusion a few years later.


    Arguably the most controversial twist on the list. Alexandre Aja’s fantastically gory French horror sees two female friends Marie (Cecile De France) and Alexia (Maiwenn) travelling to the remote home of one their parents for a spot of idyllic sunshine and study. However, a late night knock at the door from a hulking madman unleashes an escalating series of violent events as he kidnaps one, throwing her in the back of his truck, while the other secretly attempts to help her escape by following. The blood-drenched conclusion will not work for all, and is often described as nonsensical or in the extreme “cheating the audience”. However, I lapped up the ferocious finale as Marie is living the events in her own demented mind, obsessed and in love with her friend so much, she’s the one that’s murdered her friend’s family all along.

    THE ORPHANAGE (2007)

    Directed by J.A. Bayona and executively produced by Guillermo del Toro, THE ORPHANAGE sees Laura and her family return to her childhood home to try help other children like her, only to awaken and find her son Simon befriend the long-forgotten spirit of Tomás, an disfigured orphan boy who once lived at the institution. Soon, with the disappearance of her own son, Laura is forced to confront long forgotten memories of her time there. There is so much more richness in the spooky emotional storytelling and performances but the crux comes when we learn after punishing Simon, during her initial search for him, she inadvertently knocks over a post accessing the secret room in his closet, preventing her son from ever being found, during his attempts in signalling for help and to find another way out he’s killed. Realising her fault, Laura commits suicide for be with her son and the ghostly children forever.

    DON’T LOOK NOW (1973)

    After becoming a father for the first time a few years ago, the stark opening to Nicholas Roeg’s haunting classic, based on Daphne Du Maurier’s novel DON’T LOOK NOW, packs an even more emotional punch for myself. While looking at a mysterious slide image and seeing it ruined, it triggers an eerie warning for Donald Sutherland as he rushes to fish his lifeless daughter’s young body from the pond near their home. The harrowing scene is only the beginning of his and wife Julie Christie’s wretched journey and going to Venice to try and come to terms with their grief may not the best solution when they meet an elderly psychic. Could his daughter have come back when Sutherland sees visions of a red-coated child-like image weaving through the confined streets? Sadly not and when eventually catching up with the hooded figure, he becomes the latest victim of this dwarf-like psychopath holding the city in the grip of fear.

    rest @ source. CREEPY POST TIME!

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    Currently the only picture of these two rap deities in existence,
    but surely more will follow this joyous union.

    After tormenting the Twitterverse with her twerking routine at the VMAs, Miley Cyrus went right into the studio with Kanye West to record a remix of his song “Black Skinhead,” Page Six has exclusively learned. Cyrus skipped her own VMA after-party at No. 8 and went into the studio for what her reps described as a late-night, “top- secret” collaboration, which sources said was with none other than West. The “Yeezus” rapper was one of the few artists not spotted out at Jay Z and Diddy’s bash in New York, which went into the early hours of Monday. West was also said to have headed straight to the studio after the MTV event at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. We hear Cyrus will appear with West on a remix of “Black Skinhead,” due to be part of a remix EP that will be released later this year. West was due to perform “Skinhead” at the VMAs, but reportedly changed his mind at the last minute to perform the haunting track “Blood on the Leaves,” at which time viewers only saw his enlarged shadow rapping against a backdrop of a forest.

    Read it and seethe.

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    BROOKLYN, New York — Remember that music video that A$AP Rocky and Rihanna were spotted filming in New York just a few weeks ago? Well, they weren't filming a video at all — if you're willing to take Rocky's word for it.

    "Nah, we weren't filming no video, we were just chillin'" Lord Flacko told MTV News of the August 15 photos, despite the presence of cameras, lighting equipment and plenty of extras on what appears to be a video set.

    In one pic, Rocky wears a backward snapback and a black varsity jacket, while Rihanna appears in two different outfits, one of which is a pretty fancy zebra-print gown. The pair look quite cozy on the streets of New York City. But if they weren't snapped together for professional reasons, could the paps have caught them getting close offscreen?

    Again, when we spoke to him on the Video Music Awards red carpet, Rocky denied rumors of any romance, saying, "People crazy. You know people say a lot. At last year's VMAs, Rocky joined Rihanna onstage, where he made headlines for squeezing her rear at the end of the opening set. The Harlem rapper then joined Rih on her Diamonds Tour.

    "She has a lot of style, and I think that's what she saw in me and what she liked, because she saw that I was eclectic with the way I did my music and my style was different," he told us in December of his tourmate. "I really think it was more she admired me as an artist, and the fact that I'm handsome helped," he joked.

    As recently as April, Rocky was denying that anything was going on between the two even as Internet rumors persisted. "Man, dudes be tryin' to front like they tappin' Rihanna's [anatomy] and all that, but they don't be hittin' it," he said. "I aint hittin' it either — I'm just cool with her. I don't even look at her like that. She's sexy, but I'm good."


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    Robin Thicke's wife might be cool with Miley Cyrus gyrating on her hubby but she wasn't always so secure. Paula Patton said love made her "crazy".

    The American actor has told Celebrity Wire that she once hid in the bushes outside the singer-songwriter's house and spied on him through the window because she suspected he was cheating.

    The American actor, who married Thicke in 2005, said "love can sometimes make you crazy".

    When a friend suggested Thicke might be cheating, she went to great lengths to find out if it was true.

    "Before my husband was my husband - I don't know what got in my head, love makes you crazy - I drove all the way to his house and I was in his bushes trying to look through the window," she said.

    "I totally got caught! Thank God I was wrong."

    Patton, 37, and Thicke, 36, began dating in high school and they now have a child together.

    Thicke, the son of actor Alan Thicke and actor Gloria Loring, once told Essence magazine that the secret to a successful marriage was respect.

    "You have to respect that person, and that way you'll listen to them and you'll care about what they're saying," he said.

    According to TMZ, Patton was unfazed by Miley Cyrus gyrating against her hubby at the 013 MTV VMAs.


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    Harry Styles has responded to Taylor Swift's MTV VMAs award acceptance speech.

    The One Direction singer commented on Swift's sense of humor, after appearing to make reference to Styles during the MTV Video Music Awards 2013 ceremony.

    On collecting the 'Best Female Video' award for 'I Knew You Were Trouble', Swift said: "I also want to thank the person who inspired this song, who knows exactly who he is, because now I got one of these."

    Speaking to Extra at the group's This Is Us New York premiere, Styles said: "It's alright, she likes a joke. I like a joke as much as the next guy, so it's all good."

    When asked about being pictured with Swift at an after party, the 19-year-old replied: "Yeah, I went for a drink with Ed and some friends. It was good."

    Fellow bandmates Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson have already jumped to Styles's defense, calling the remark unnecessary.

    The singer also praised Miley Cyrus's performance, adding: "I thought it was vanilla. I would feel comfortable watching it with my grandma."


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    All actors have their failures, there’s no disputing that, but some actors have failed so prolifically that there’s only one term to use to describe them – “box office poison”.

    It’s something no actor wants to be labelled as, for it indicates a general lack of popularity with audiences – either because they’ve become tired of the actor, or never liked them in the first place – and makes them increasingly less likely to be offered A-list work in the future (hence why several on this list are currently edging towards the straight-to-video duldrums).

    These 10 actors, regardless of whether they or their films are actually any good, just can’t seem to catch a break, and one thing’s for sure; if you cast any of them in your movie, there is a substantial chance that it is going to be a box office flop…

    10. Taylor Kitsch
    Notable Flops: John Carter ($282.7m against $250m budget), Battleship ($303m against $209m), and Savages (fared slightly better, with $82.9m against $45m).

    Kitsch is the latest in a long line of actors being insisted upon audiences at the moment, despite evidence suggesting that people just don’t like him all that much. With two major box office blows in the same year, it’s safe to say that the headlining roles aren’t exactly rolling in for the guy, regardless of how talented he proved himself in Friday Night Lights.

    Upcoming Projects: His best bet to bounce back is Peter Berg’s upcoming action thriller, Lone Survivor. Kitsch plays a supporting role opposite Mark Wahlberg, and given Wahlberg’s comparative popularity, it’s likely that this one will score a modest hit for the actor.

    9. Ryan Reynolds
    Notable Flops: Green Lantern ($219.8m against $200m), The Change-Up ($75.4m against $52m), R.I.P.D. ($59.1m against $130m), and Turbo ($142m against $135m).

    Though Reynolds is an eminently popular, likable actor, he just isn’t getting the caliber projects that his talent should dictate; suffering two crushing flops in quick succession with R.I.P.D. and Turbo has surely dealt a good deal of damage to his future prospects, as studios come to realise that, despite his good looks and cocky swagger, he’s really not all that bankable, which is genuinely surprising.

    Upcoming Projects: His biggest chance for a hit is Tarsem Singh’s Selfless, due out next year, though short of his Deadpool movie ever actually getting made, there’s not a whole lot on the horizon that could bring the actor surging to the top of the box office.

    7. Katherine Heigl
    Notable Flops: Killers ($98.1m against $75m), One for the Money (ironically titled, it pulled in just $36.8m against a $40m budget), and The Big Wedding ($35.7m against a $32m budget).

    This one’s actually pretty easy to work out; Heigl has unfortunately not done herself many favours by simply coming across as so unlikable in interviews, criticising Judd Apatow despite him being the prime reason for her fame (by casting her in Knocked Up), and complaining about her work on Grey’s Anatomy. Unlike most actors on this list – and it might sound childish to say it – this is one who many might actually take a little pleasure in seeing fail.

    Upcoming Projects: Animated flick The Nub Job is her best effort at scoring a box office win, yet though its budget is only $45m, this will likely be reflected in a rudimentary animation style, which could turn kids off. A modest hit is possible, but a lack of A-list names (other than Liam Neeson) could severely hold this one back.

    2. Lindsay Lohan
    Notable Flops: Now, here’s where things start getting really interesting. Lohan’s long list of flops include Chapter 27 ($187.4K against roughly $5m), Georgia Rule ($24.9m against $20m), I Know Who Killed Me ($9.6m against $12m), Labour Pains (not even released in the US, grossed $1.7 in UAE, Lebanon and Russia), InAPPropriate Comedy ($228k against an undisclosed budget), and The Canyons ($43.4k against $250k).

    Even with her low-fi projects, Lohan just can’t seem to make a movie these days that turns a profit, and given her tawdry public profile, is it much of a surprise that audiences don’t really want to see her anymore? It’s a shame, as the fresh-faced youngster from Mean Girls had so much potential…

    Upcoming Projects: Nothing, nada, zip. Lohan has absolutely nothing lined up for release or shooting, so it’s safe to say that things aren’t looking good. Though there are enough jokes about her eventually resorting to porn, the fact that her last film was shot for a mere $250k suggests that this might not be too far from the truth…

    1. Clive Owen
    Notable Flops: Elizabeth: The Golden Age ($74.2m against $60m), Shoot ‘Em Up ($26.8m against $39m), The International ($60.1m against $50m), Duplicity ($78.1m against $60m), The Boys Are Back ($3.1m against $16m), Trust ($120k against $4m), Killer Elite ($56.3m against $35m), Intruders ($3m against $13m) and Shadow Dancer ($330k against roughly $6-7m).

    Despite being a talented and likable actor, Owen just doesn’t seem to be able to light up the box office; even when working with exceptionally talented writers, directors and co-stars, everything he’s in just seems to flounder financially, and it doesn’t really make a lot of sense (to me, at least). The fact that he’s weathered so many flops and continues to get work, then, is undeniably impressive.

    Upcoming Projects: Crime drama Blood Ties is his most commercial prospect (it’s pretty decent), while action adventure flick The Last Knights will benefit from the presence of Morgan Freeman alongside him (hopefully), and then there’s Steven Soderbergh’s TV project The Knick, which depending on your view of the TV medium, will either be a good or bad thing for the actor. Still, there’s nothing huge on the horizon for the actor, and that’s a little worrying.


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    Axed ‘ARTPOP’ femcee Azealia Banks is back at it. And by “it”, we mean the only thing that’s kept her (relatively) relevant in recent months – Twitter beefing.
    The rapper’s latest subject? Lady GaGa.

    They may have shared a manager in the power player that is Troy Carter, and now- if suggestions made by Banks are anything to go by- management isn’t the only
    thing Mother Monster has in common with the 22-year-old.

    Want to know why she’s calling the vocalist a copy cat? Full story below…

    Initiating (of course), Banks replied with the following to GaGa’s promotional tweet for her headline show at the iTunes Festival this week:


    Moments ago, GaGa tweeted out the following response…


    Stationed at her keyboard and ready for an e-war, the ’212′ quickly clocked back with…


    Oh the irony of the “late-est” suggesting anyone else is. In sourcing a rationale, most are pointing to Banks’ abrupt delete from the feature list on ‘ARTPOP’. Indeed, all but confirmed was the pair’s duet, only for GaGa to announce last week that the 22-year-old will not be on what many have christened the most anticipated album of the decade.

    Meanwhile, Banks’ debut ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ sits unreleased after months of delays and fizzled buzz. Clearly, her focus should be on reviving her own movement rather than obsessing over that of others. Your thoughts?


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