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- 02/07/14--13:57: Olympian Torchbearer Irina Rodnina is a racist
- 02/07/14--13:57: Simon Cowell to return to XF UK, US to be 'rested'
- 02/07/14--13:57: Alex Pettyfer Promotes 'Endless Love'
- 02/07/14--14:19: More of Miley's Vogue Germany spread.
- 02/07/14--14:19: Fox Loses ‘Glee’ Trademark Case, Series Could Be Banned In The UK
- 02/07/14--14:49: Max Greenfield on Meeting Prince
- 02/07/14--14:50: Cara Delevingne Looks Chic as a Bridesmaid at Her Sister's Wedding
- 02/07/14--15:05: Hilary Duff Does New York City
- 02/07/14--15:09: HollywireTV Interview with Tyler Posey
- 02/07/14--15:39: Gettin' Frisky with Justin!
- 02/07/14--15:40: Joshua Jackson Celebrates Opening of Berluti's First U.S. Store
- 02/07/14--15:41: 15 (5) Most Outrageous Faked Musical Performances
- 02/07/14--15:42: Nigerian pop star launches 'Whitenicious' skin bleaching cream
- 02/07/14--15:48: Teresa Giudice Celebrates Daughter's, Milania, 8th Birthday!!
Former Russian figure skater and member of Russian parliament Irina Rodnina lit the Olympic flame in Sochi on Friday, which brought back scrutiny from the time last fall she tweeted a doctored, racist photo of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
In mid-September, when the U.S. and Russia were sparring back and forth on the possibility of a U.S. military strike on Syria, Rodnina tweeted this photo above.
Rodnina subsequently said that she had been sent the photograph by friends in America, according to The Guardian, even though she deleted the photo.
Outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul tweeted at the time that the photo was "outrageous" and brought "shame to her parliament and country."
isinbayeva one of the other torchbearers is a homophobe and said some shit too. fortunately we have queen sharapova there who actually criticized the antigay laws
54-year-old has decided that the American series needs a break in his absence
The US X Factor will be 'rested' following Simon Cowell's decision to return as head judge to the UK version of the talent show.
TV bosses across the pond wanted the music mogul to remain on board with the Stateside show and fly between LA and London.
But Cowell told them he was committed to the UK version and declined their offer - and the 54-year-old has decided that the American series needs a break in his absence.
A source told the Daily Mirror: "Simon made the decision to sign up to UK X factor in November.
"As a result, he has now chosen to rest the US show despite FOX wanting him to continue and do both.
"Because of his personal change in circumstances and impending fatherhood, he can't be commuting back and forth to LA.
"Instead he will split his time with Lauren between London and New York, where her family is based.
"This also allows him to give the UK version his full focus and attention."
Alex Pettyfer stands in front of his fans ahead of a meet and greet at the Phipps Plaza on Thursday (February 6) in Atlanta, Ga.
The 23-year-old actor was in town to promote his latest romantic film Endless Love.
Alex recently shared his most romantic gesture he ever made for a girl.
“I got on a plane to go see her. That may not sound romantic,” Alex told USA Today, “but I don’t like flying. It’s a big thing for me. I hold the arms of the seat in a death grip.”
“No girl should go out with a bad boy. You want to be treated like a lady. A man should be chivalrous,” Alex added.
Update:, 6:07pm: As expected, 20th Century Fox Television has now confirmed that they intend to appeal against today’s ruling. “We intend to appeal and are confident that, as the case plays out, we will ultimately prevail”, said a representative of the studio. ”We remain committed to delivering Glee to all of its fans in the UK.”
Previous, 12:26pm: Questions now linger over the fate of Fox’s musical dramedy series Glee here in the UK.
After a long running trademark dispute between Fox and Mark Tughan – who owns a number of music and comedy clubs which operate under the name “The Glee Club” – , Deputy Judge Roger Wyand QC today held that Fox had infringed the trademark of the aforementioned club, which Tughan has held for the better part of 15 years.
While Fox are expected to attempt to appeal the ruling, the Deputy Judge decided Fox’s use of the name “Glee” in the UK could cause confusion, potentially resulting in members of the public choosing not to frequent the clubs under the assumption that they were connected to the TV series. “I have found that there is a likelihood of confusion. Continued use cannot be in accordance with honest practices.”
With today’s ruling, there has been a suggestion that Glee could be banned from UK broadcast, while DVDs and other merchandise could also face a ban. Fox has yet to issue a comment on the case, but such a ban would be problematic for Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, who have a life-of-series deal for Glee with Sky. While the court has not yet decided how to proceed, it has been suggested that a more likely scenario would include the court issuing compensatory damages to Tughan and Fox changing the name of the series in the UK.
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Pulling a Matthew McConaughey? Chad Michael Murray recently went on an extreme diet to lose weight for an upcoming role. At a roundtable interview for his current film Cavemen on Wednesday, Feb. 5, the 32-year-old actor told Us Weekly about his dramatic weight loss.
"I played a homeless heroin addict for a film called Other People's Children," Murray said of his role in the Liz Hinlein-directed drama. "I lost 25 pounds for it, and I was really in a dark place for about a month. It was taking your work home with you. It's heavy."
The One Tree Hill alum, who looked noticeably thinner in a black leather jacket and slim pants at the Hollywood premiere Wednesday, told Us that it was important to him to shed the pounds in a healthy way.
"I wanted to do it organically in a healthy way, I really did. I didn't want to just cut down to water and crackers," he explained. "Every day I didn't consume anything that wasn't from God's green earth. Pretty much oatmeal, egg whites, salads, chicken, tuna -- that's pretty much it. You find ways to dress it up and make it wonderful. After a week, you can't tell the difference. You actually look forward to egg whites -- can't wait."
What was his diet and workout routine like? "I'd have some oatmeal and do an hour and a half of circuit training and weights," shared Murray, who's currently dating actress Nicky Whelan. "Come home and have a really healthy lunch like egg whites and a banana. Continue on, have some coffee, and do a five-mile jog at night."
"If you eat really clean, your calorie intake is only 1,400, 1,500, 1,600 calories. But I was burning 3,000 a day with just the training alone. I did that for three and a half weeks and just dropped right off," he said of the weight. "I just like testing myself. I like having a test and saying, 'Will power, can you beat this.' It's not forever. I just have to eat that way for three and a half weeks. Film is forever."
Once he reached his goal, the Other People's Children crew rewarded Murray with one of his favorite guilty-pleasure foods: hot wings. "They gave them to me [when we] wrapped. Deep-fried, hot sauce, fantastic, waiting for me," he told Us. "It was actually really, really sweet."
But putting the weight back on after filming hasn't been easy as the actor thought it would be. "That's the hard thing. I'm struggling to put it back on," he said. "I haven't been able to train much for the past seven months because I've been working back to back."
Here comes the bride—and the bridesmaid!
Cara Delevingne looked chic as a bridesmaid for her older sister Chloe Delevingne's wedding in London on Friday.
The 21-year-old supermodel donned a long formfitting navy blue dress with black strappy heels. The British beauty kept warm in a tan coat and she wore her blond locks in a tousled updo. She completed the look with a smoky eye and natural lips.
Cara's other older sister, Poppy Delevingne, was also a bridesmaid and wore a navy gown with white detailing.
Cara, ever the proud sister, shared a sweet photo of the glowing newlyweds on her Instagram account.
"What an amazing day! @cdelevingne @edwardajgrant #wedding," Cara captioned the heartwarming pic at the nuptials.
A source tells E! News that the wedding was very low-key with only close family present. The reception was held at Mark's club, a private members dining club.
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Arriving at Madison Square Garden with Assistant Lauren February 5th
At the New York Knicks Game vs Portland Trail Blazers sitting beside Manny Pacquaio February 5th
Holding her phone with the phone case an italy fan gave her
Walking around in Soho in New York City February 6th (confused by this outfit lol)
Arriving at a meeting for her show "Younger" in New York City
Before the game
This jacket Is not gunna cut it in this weather 😨 pic.twitter.com/GW1dcDkCPl— Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) February 6, 2014
Rode the subway! Slightly disappointed I didn't see a 🐀 pic.twitter.com/u00LaUjNGu— Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) February 6, 2014
Getting the hang of this... Layers! pic.twitter.com/UqmVCB6wsx— Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) February 6, 2014
Missing my bumble beeee 🙀 pic.twitter.com/HU1rA7gwy4— Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) February 6, 2014
ONTD, what do you love most about NYC?
George reminisces about being the first guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live and explains why he hasn't been back since. George and Jimmy talk about about spending New Year's Eve together and they discuss pranks that they've pulled on other celebrities (Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep etc)
George talks about his new film and shares a deleted scene featuring an actor who looks very familiar playing Hitler.
Jimmy interviews George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Bob Balaban and Bill Murray. George and John talk about how they first met. Bill and Jimmy discuss the series of misunderstandings that led to both of them being in a movie together.
Jimmy interviews George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Bob Balaban and Bill Murray. Jimmy quizzes the cast about their opinions of each other. They all start to understand why Jimmy feels the way he does about Matt Damon. Jimmy checks in with Matt in his dressing room but unfortunately there are some audio issues.
Jimmy interviews George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray and Matt Damon. Matt finally joins the rest of the cast and takes issue with the seating arrangement. Jimmy continues interviewing the cast but doesn't seem to have any questions for Matt. Jimmy shares a clip of one of Matt's best acting moments.
Jimmy interviews George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray and Matt Damon. Jimmy asks Bill about his secret telephone number that almost no one has. George updates Jimmy on what Matt has been doing lately.
Jimmy interviews George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray and Matt Damon. George tells us how he got all of these big stars to agree to be in this movie. Matt finally gets a chance to talk. Unfortunately circumstances beyond our control make it a bit difficult for everyone to understand what he's saying.
I LOVED THIS SO MUCH, EVERYONE SHOULD WATCH IMO
A new video of Justin Bieber has emerged, showing him being patted down at the police station after being arrested in Miami Beach, Florida on January 23rd. It shows him walking into the booking area of the jail, removing his oversized hoodie, and "assuming the position" while barefooted. He appears to be cooperative during this time.
In the CNN video, Miami Beach Police Chief, Ray Martinez, said he was "extremely confident" his arresting officers followed procedure "by the book," despite receiving criticism for Justin Bieber's low blood-alcohol content reading.
ADD: Since I couldn't get the CNN post to embed properly, I found the full 3 minute video (no sound) at a different source.
Where's the video of him spreading his cheeks and coughing though?
THIS IS CNN - For awful/hilarious video commentary
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta's Benzino and Stevie J. hosted the grand opening of their bistro and bar "Sleazy & Zino” last night and VH1 was on hand to catch all of the action – and action there was!
The red carpet affair, hosted by V-103's Big Tigger, got a little out of hand. You're shocked, we know. We were planning to just share the fun pics of the night's festivities and then the news broke that a pretty big fight went down. Thankfully VH1 cameras were rolling, right? Looks like we'll have front row seats when the episode airs.
In attendance for the grand opening and taping: Stevie J., Benzino, Erica Dixon, Mama Dee, Joseline Hernandez, Kandi Burruss, Karlie Redd, Kirk Frost, Lil' Scrappy, Towanda Braxton and many more!
The details of the fight are a little fuzzy, but a party goer told TMZ "the trouble began when Joseline Hernandez walked in with a girlfriend. We're told the friend instigated an argument … and pretty soon fists were flying. Karlie Redd was knocked out … several others suffered bloody cuts … and somebody threw a bottle at Momma Dee, hitting her in the face." (Mess!)
Aside from the entertainment (aka the brawl), the night featured a live performance by Stevie J. and Benzino’s new twelve piece band, the Magnificent 757’s and tasting of the bistro’s signature dishes and a toast presented by Ciroc and Birthday Cake Wine.
WHOS READY FOR SEASON THREE OF LHHATL??
Joshua Jackson is one well dressed dude while attending the opening of Berluti‘s first U.S. “Maison” on Thursday (February 6) at 677 Madison Avenue in New York City.
The event was also attended by football player Victor Cruz and models Lindsay Ellingson and Natalia Vodianova, as well as Antoine Arnault, the chief executive of the fashion brand and Artistic Director Alessandro Sartori.
Josh is in town for all the fashion week madness and his longtime love Diane Kruger was seen attending the Peter Pilotto for Target event that evening.
SUTTON FOSTER, HILARY DUFF, DEBI MAZAR AND MIRIAM SHOR TO HEADLINE TV LAND’S SITCOM PILOT “YOUNGER” FROM DARREN STAR
Production Starts In New York This Week
New York, NY – February 7, 2014 – Production has begun on TV Land’s newest sitcom pilot, “Younger,” starring Tony® Award winner Sutton Foster (“Bunheads”) Hilary Duff (“Lizzie McGuire”), Debi Mazar (“Entourage”) and Miriam Shor (“GCB”). The single-camera project, which is written, executive produced and directed by Darren Star (“Sex and the City”), is based on the novel “Younger” by Pamela Redmond Satran. Patricia Field, who worked with Star on “Sex and the City,” will be a costume consultant on the production.
“Younger” follows 40-year-old Liza (Foster), a suddenly single mother who tries to get back into the working world, only to find out it’s nearly impossible to start at the bottom at her age. When a chance encounter with a 20-something guy at a bar convinces her she looks younger than she is, Liza tries to pass herself off as 26 – with the help of a makeover, courtesy of her best friend Maggie (Mazar). Armed with new confidence, she lands a job as an assistant to the temperamental Diana (Shor) and teams up with her new co-worker and fellow 20-something Kelsey (Duff) to make it in the career of her dreams.
ONTD, do you think this show will be TV Land's version of Sex and The City?
Every little thing we get from this season gets me so pumped! I need to lower my expectations, lmao.
After the Chili Peppers' instantly infamous "unplugged" performance at the Super Bowl, we revisit some notorious acts of fakery
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A Nigerian and Cameroonian pop star who launched a skin cream called Whitenicious has defended her product after critics branded it an 'abomination' for promoting skin-bleaching.
In an interview with Ebony, Dencia claims that the skincare cream is intended to remove dark spots, and that it is out of her control if customers use it to whiten their entire skin.
Defending her own drastically altered appearance since she started using Whitenicious, the singer asserts: 'I was never that dark in real life... And guess what? I don't even care because [critics] are bringing me business.'
According to the product website, Whitenicious - which bears the slogan, 'Say goodbye to pigmentation and spots forever' - effectively lightens skin in just seven days.
Skin bleaching is a growing trend in Dencia's native West Africa, and critics are angered that it appears she is promoting it with her product.
Specifically, the pop star has been criticized for using her own changing skin tone as a marketing technique. Pictures of Dencia taken in 2011 show her with much darker pigmentation compared to the Whitenicious campaign where she appears several shades lighter.
She then elaborates by saying:'Look at all the Africans that are successful in the world. They are as Black as Alek Wek. And if I was as Black as Alek Wek, I would never ever use anything on my skin.'
Ultimately, Dencia admits than Whitenicious can indeed be used to bleach skin, but that most women wouldn't use it this way because of its luxury price point.
'I don't see anybody spending all that money to bleach their entire skin,' she says of her product, which costs $60 for a small pot and $160 for a large one. 'I don’t see that happening.'
Without skipping a beat, though, she proceeds to contradict herself by asserting that if a customer were to bleach her entire skin, it would be beyond her control.
One person posted a tweet directed at her, writing: 'This #whitenicious cream of yours is an abomination and creating more insecurities among women all over the world.'
And another said: 'When Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "I have a dream…" The dream was not to become white.'
This weekend Milania Giudice turned 8!
And all Real Housewives of New Jersey fans know what that means… an over-the-top Teresa Giudice party!
Or not! With all of her criminal charges pending, Teresa and Joe celebrated their third daughter's birthday with what appeared to be a lowish-key family celebration complete with leopard-print cakes.
NEW DOCUMENTS FILED IN TERESA AND JOE GIUDICE CASE
Each time I read new documents in the fraud trial of Joe and Teresa Giudice, I practically break out in hives imagining the cost for each document, each piece of research, every billable minute the legal team is working away on their case. It's mind boggling. I'd give anything to see the total when all is said and done. The Real Housewives of New Jersey better go for at least another 30 seasons so Tre can pay her bill.
Teresa and Joe's attorneys filed some new documents in the federal fraud case yesterday. Teresa's attorneys are still trying to get more information from the prosecutors and you can feel their frustration in trying to get a few issues resolved. They reiterate their reasons for demanding that Teresa be severed from Joe for the trial and are asking for clarification on many of the counts. It's an interesting read, once again!
Some of the highlights are below, including a letter Joe's attorney filed that just states Joe's position on Teresa's requests. I tried to bold the more important and interesting statements for those who would prefer to skim. I cut out some of the longwinded wording, but tried to keep it as intact as I could.
1. TERESA GIUDICE MUST BE SEVERED FROM JOE GIUDICE TO PRESERVE HER CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO TESTIFY ON HER OWN BEHALF
As set forth in Teresa' s Memorandum in support of her pretrial motions, the Court should sever the trials of Teresa and Joe Giudice to protect her two basic trial rights. Severing the trials is justified to protect Teresa' s rights to: 1) testify on her own behalf, and 2) not testify against her husband. United States v. Dobson. Teresa will be prevented from the protection of both rights if she has to choose between them.
As the courts in Dobson and Ali correctly held, if a spouse such as Teresa chose to testify as to her innocence , it may inculpate her husband. Thus, she is placed in the position of choosing to testify on her own behalf, or not testifying at all . This result is improper, and warrants severance of the trial.
Additionally, should the Court proceed with a joint trial, Joe will likely invoke his Fifth Amendment constitutional right and forego testifying, despite likely exculpatory testimony that he and others, not Teresa, signed various loan documents. If the trials were severed, Joe could testify in Teresa' s defense. This scenario fits squarely within the considerations set forth by the courts cited above.
The evidence at trial will show that almost all of the loans acquired by the Giudices had been paid off, long before the bankruptcy petition was filed. Specifically, the evidence will show the following:
Loan 1: 81 Marshall: Homecomings: September 2001: paid off prior to bankruptcy;
Loan 2: 58-60 Highland: Eastern American: June 2004: Paid off prior to bankruptcy;
Loan 3: 66 Belmont: Alterna: March 2005: Paid off prior to bankruptcy;
Loan 4: 105-197 Governor: Washington Mutual: July 2005: Paid off prior to bankruptcy;
Loan 5: 12 Wauchaw Road: Park Avenue: November 2005: Paid off prior to bankruptcy;
TERESA GIUDICE ADMITS THAT SHE'S PRIVATELY FALLING APART BECAUSE OF FRAUD INDICTMENT!
In case you haven't heard Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice are in big time trouble and face a mounting 41-count federal indictment for several different types of fraud.
In light of her legal woes, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star, whose troubles will be featured on the upcoming season, insists she's staying strong and trying to make the best of a bad situation for the time being. “I can’t just be upset and crawl up in a ball and just go in a room and — and lock the door. I can’t. I’m a mom. I have four daughters,” Teresa tells ABC News.
Teresa does admit that it's hard to get through the day, however, and in private she is falling apart. "I would be lying to say I didn’t, you know, that’s not happening,” she shares. The hardest part, she says, is "my kids going through this." Should have thought of that BEFORE, you know, lying and defrauding! "I'm a role model for them," Teresa explains.
A role model of what NOT to do!
“My oldest does know something’s going on," Teresa confesses of Gia, 13, being aware. "But — you know, we say, you know, ‘Mommy and daddy, you know, have a legal team that’s handling it.'"
As for why she's kept quiet in the media about the intricacies of the case, Teresa says she's not permitted to discuss the details just yet! “I would love to answer all your questions and one day I will. But, you know, out of respect of the process, I’m going to let, you know, the legal matters play out in court.”
Interestingly Teresa claims the show did not "pressure" her to exaggerate her wealth. "I don't try to keep up with the Joneses," she states. Nope, only the Gorgas! In real life, Teresa insists, "I'm very low-key. I try to put my best foot forward; I try to be who I am."
Teresa also says the situation is making her marriage better than ever – despite newly emerging rumors of Joe cheating! “No rumor is ever going to come between us,” Teresa maintains. “And, you know, if anything, through all this it’s made us stronger. I’m grateful for that.”
Joe is also adamant that the couple will fight this together – and he is sticking to his story that Teresa was uninvolved in the fraudulent dealings.
"You have to. You know, you really have to… I mean, you’ve got to be strong-minded, number one," Joe shares. "If you’re weak, you’re not going to make it." And Joe emphasizes, "One day at a time." Despite all the heartache the couple is enduring, Joe remains "proud" of Teresa for how she has flourished in her career as a reality star and really built a business for herself. Indeed, Teresa is currently working on her fifth cookbook.
Both Teresa and Joe claim the Fabulicious empire is what they hope will be their legacy. "The reason why we're doing it is for our daughters," Teresa says. "So they can think about their futures and what choices they wanna make in their lives."
As for what we'll see of the legal process on the upcoming season of RHONJ, Teresa admits - not much! "I can't answer any legal questions while filming. And I have to say everyone's been very respectful of that." Teresa also shares that "everything's good" with Joe and Melissa Gorga. "At the end of the day you just bury the hatchet and move on."
I must say, Teresa is looking FAB in the video – new makeup and hair looking flawless. I'm glad she's ditched the Jersey excess where looks are concerned – I guess her crisis PR manager taught her something!