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    Casper Smart took a stand against recent rumors that he had cheated on Jennifer Lopez with a transgender model before news of their breakup went public last week.

    British tabloid The Sun ran a story recently saying a transgender model named Xristina Marie claimed she hooked up with the 27-year-old dancer/choreographer while he was still dating Lopez. Smart is calling foul.

    “There is no truth to any meeting or physical encounter,” he told Us Weekly. “I am weighing my options on the appropriate action to take against Xristina Marie and/or The Sun.”

    Marie is the second transgender model to claim to have been in contact with Smart while he was Lopez's official boyfriend. It was rumored that he had also exchanged racy photos and messages with Sofie Vissa, but sources close to the dancer said the stories were completely false.

    The news of Lopez, 44, and Smart calling it quits became public Friday – just days after the initial rumors. Sources told Us Magazine and TMZ that the allegations had nothing to do with the couple’s split after 2 ½ years and that it was “an amicable process that started a few months ago.”

    Neither Smart nor Lopez, who recently pulled out from performing at the World Cup opening ceremony, have spoken out on their split.

    E News! reported the duo were hoping to be low key about ending things. A source said he has slowly been moving out Lopez's house.

    "She will definitely still keep things civil and actually still loves him," a source told E! News. "The hard part is the kids love him too. He has become a part of her family."


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    Get a room you two! Olivia Munn enjoys passionate make out session with new love Aaron Rodgers on set of The Newsroom

    Olivia Munn may have broken up recently with Joel Kinnaman, but she's not wasting any time with her new romance. The Newsroom beauty, 33, was literally all over her hunky new man, football star Aaron Rodgers, 30, when he visited on the Los Angeles set of her HBO show. The couple was spotted making out next to one of the trailers and in full view of anyone who chanced to walk by.

    Olivia had nothing but love for Aaron, the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, as she put both arms around him and leaned in for an ardent smooch. She had him pinned against the bungalow but he didn't seem to mind. At one point, Olivia threw a huge gleeful smile at some onlookers who chanced to catch them in the act.


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    looks fucking awesome

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    Producer teases: That might not have been Link in the Wii U Zelda trailer

    That trailer for the new The Legend of Zelda for the Wii U sure looked great, didn’t it? But what was up with Link? He wasn’t wearing his iconic green tunic or hat. Why did Link look so weird?

    “No one explicitly said that that was Link.”

    That’s what Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma told me when I asked him about Link’s, — or whomever it is — new appearance during an interview at Nintendo’s E3 booth. He said this with a smile and a laugh. Could the bow-wielding hero we just saw not be Link, the star of every game in the series history?

    Earlier in the interview, Aonuma told me that he was always looking for ways to shake up Zelda’s conventions. We saw this in the recent A Link Between Worlds for the 3DS, which let you explore dungeons in any order you wanted while renting items from a store. But a Zelda game without Link as the main hero? That would be a huge strike at the series’ long-standing tradition.

    So, who is that in the trailer? The outfit actually looks like the same one Link wore in the beginning of The Wind Waker. Aonuma himself smiled when I brought up this connection. Could this new entry be tied to that universe? Of course, that doesn’t explain why this wouldn’t be Link. Maybe it’s a child of a Link we already played as, like the one from Wind Waker or Skyward Sword.

    Let the speculation begin.


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    Two of the most powerful men in British football – Greg Dyke and David Gill – have told Fifa’s president, Sepp Blatter, he must quit next year and should abandon any plans to stand for a fifth term of office at an organisation whose image he is damaging.

    Dyke, the Football Association chairman, told Blatter to his face at a meeting of Uefa’s national associations that he was polluting Fifa’s reputation, but it was after he and FA vice-chairman Gill emerged from the associations’ pre-World Cup conference that they delivered their staunchest attack on Blatter.

    Dyke was scathing in his criticism of Blatter’s first public response, on Monday, to media allegations of bribery ahead of Qatar being awarded the 2020 World Cup. “What Mr Blatter said yesterday I found offensive. I said [to him], ‘I regard the comments you made about the allegations in the British media in which you described them as racist as totally unacceptable.

    “The allegations being made have nothing to do with racism, they are allegations about corruption within Fifa. These allegations need to be properly investigated and properly answered. Mr Blatter, many of us are deeply troubled by your reaction to these allegations, it’s time for Fifa to stop attacking the messenger and instead consider and understand the message.”

    Dyke said that Blatter must go if the allegations of bribery over the Qatar 2022 World Cup are proved to have foundation by Fifa’s head of ethics, the American lawyer Michael Garcia. But Gill offered an unqualified assessment that Blatter must stand aside for a better president next year. He is clearly even more indignant than Dyke about the way the Swiss is damaging the integrity of the governing body and football in general.

    Gill said: “This wasn’t about [racism], it was about issues being raised quite rightly in the British media. It doesn’t matter which media does it; it was raised in the media, and it must be addressed by the governing body of world football. To attempt to portray it as a racial or discriminatory attack is… totally unacceptable.”

    Gill added: “It was a responsible [newspaper] investigation. It wasn’t done irresponsibly. It wasn’t done with any other agenda. We can’t have football being the No 1 game in the world, growing year by year, without having that responsibility around it.”

    Gill said he was “surprised” that Blatter had gone back on his own suggestion – made last year – that he would make his fourth term of office his last.

    “I think the very fact in 2011 he was clear that it was for four years. I think that should’ve been the situation. To have him change his mind is disappointing.” Asked if Blatter should go, he said: “Personally, yes. I think we need to move on. But what I do think we need is a fully, frank and honest debate. That’s just my personal opinion. There are 209 countries voting for the new president [next year] and what I would like to see is a full, frank, open debate about what Fifa need, who the candidates are in order to fill those objectives, then we can move it forward.”

    Gill said it was “irrelevant” that Blatter had not voted for the Qatar 2022 bid. “He should, as a chief executive effectively of the organisation, [be in control.] The World Cup is their biggest product; this is the one that generates all the income for Fifa every four years. It is the most important competition in world football so if I was the chief executive of it then I should be very concerned.

    “If I was the chief executive and I had these allegations and these concerns I wouldn’t look at them negatively and blame people for bringing them forward – I would say, is there something there, how do I investigate them properly how do I get myself comfortable on the process? That would be my concern.”

    The head of the Dutch FA, Michael van Praag, later added his criticism: “I took the floor [at the meeting] and I said [to Blatter]:‘This is nothing personal but if you look at the reputation Fifa has built over the last seven or eight years, with accusations of corruptions, bribery and all kinds of old-boys network things: Fifa has an executive president and that means you are responsible. You don’t make it easy on yourself because you said Qatar was the wrong choice. All these problems occurred when you were president so I believe that you should not run any more’.”


    follow up to this post

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    They have been close pals for some time, however Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn stepped their friendship up a gear on Monday.
    After shooting their latest DKNY campaign together in New York City, the supermodels headed straight for the famous Bang Bang tattoo parlour to get matching inkings.
    The stunning pair later posted snaps of their entwined 'DD', presumably representing their surnames, while making a heart sign with their hands.

    London-born Jourdan, 23, wrote on Instagram: 'Throw some D's on that... @bangbangnyc @caradelevingne #DDs'.
    While her 21-year-old companion added: 'So happy we got our DDs! Thank you @bangbangnyc #throwsomedsonthat #DDs4life'.
    The stars were later spotted returning to their hotel in SoHo after a busy day on set, when they both opted for shiny, on-trend bomber jackets.


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    Does Kelly Rowland have new reason to be jumpin’, jumpin’, jumpin’ for joy?

    The singer and her new husband Tim Witherspoon seem to be expecting their first child, based on an Instagram photo the singer posted Tuesday evening.

    “I’ll be stuntin like my daddy…” Rowland captioned a photo of Air Jordans with a matching infant pair alongside.

    Weeks after tying the knot, the couple were spotted at Bel Bambini in West Hollywood on May 27, shopping for baby buys.

    Clad in boyfriend jeans, sunglasses and a baggy white tee, Rowland, 33, and Witherspoon “checked out the furniture and strollers on the second floor and walked around downstairs,” an onlooker says.

    People Magazine
    The true gay icon :')

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    From host to Sugar Daddy! Neil Patrick Harris changed out of his Tony Awards tux on Sunday, June 8, into something much more punk rock. After walking the red carpet with longtime partner David Burtka, Harris, 40, changed into platform boots, a jean skirt and top, and a massive long blonde wig to play his character Hedwig from the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, singing the song “Sugar Daddy.”

    During the performance, the multi-talented star left the stage, surprising A-Listers like Orlando Bloom, Sting, and Samuel L. Jackson in the audience with his flashy moves.

    After years of working with the Broadway community, Harris picked up his first Tony Award (for Best Actor in a Musical) for his role in the revival.

    “To my family, David Burtka, I love you so much, and I am so happy that we’ve gotten to do this,” Harris said as Burtka cheered from the audience. “Thank you for your sacrifices and for putting up with me during all of this. To my kids Harper and Gideon, I am so sorry that I haven’t been able to spend as much time with you as I wish I could given the show. I promise as soon as this is done I’ll be able to read books to you and put you to sleep.”


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    It was a mere three years ago we first reported that SPECTRAL had been picked up by Legendary Pictures for development and today we’ve got further news of casting and a little more on this New York-based ghost thriller!

    With the GHOSTBUSTERS 30th Anniversary in full swing, it’s the perfect time for this announcement that’s described as a ‘grittier’ ghost-busting tale and ‘a supernatural BLACK HAWN DOWN‘ that’s been taken on by first-time feature director Nic Matthieu.

    Max Martini of PACIFIC RIM, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN and CAPTAIN PHILLIPS fame is the second big name to be added, after James Badge Dale was already confirmed. The screenplay was by Ian Fried, with the script was by George Nolfi (THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM) and now a rewrite by John Gatins.

    We’re guessing that this is going to be exactly as they describe, with a possible mix of found-footage and war-style photography but – then again – I could be wrong. More news as we get it for SPECTRAL.

    imdb synopsis:
    A sci-fi/thriller story centered on a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings that have taken over New York City.


    here for all of this

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    This weekend, The New York Times ran a hilarious article about DigiFest NYC, a YouTube festival in CitiField that sold 12,500 tickets to an audience of mostly screaming teenage girls. The “performers” on DigiFest were a fresh-faced bunch of Disney Channel-ready teens, boys and girls who look to be about 14. Ryan Seacrest, who’s invested money in the venture, is quoted as saying that this tour “has successfully translated these popular small-screen experiences into live, large-scale events that are fun, accessible and brilliantly authentic.”

    It was headlined by a “crew” of dudes who call themselves Our 2nd Life, or O2L for short, cute young men who film themselves doing “weekly challenges.” The resulting videos get ardent, fan-fiction-like responses. Another one of the Instagram stars of this tour, Cameron Dallas, is known for his good looks, and he did a Q&A during this show.

    A member of O2L has a perspective on this hysteria: “We had to build five to 10 minutes into the start of the show where we just let them scream and scream,” he said. “I’m kind of shocked anyone wants to meet me,” he added. “I like to say that we’re talented in that we have no talent.”

    The tour is put on by DigiTour Media, co-run by Meredith Valiando Rojas, who started the company with her husband. They spent time in the record business, but a switch towards YouTube was a switch towards what the teens want. “I’m constantly on the prowl for the crème de la meme,” she said.

    Articles like this — and New York‘s recent issue on “Internet Celebrity” — may come off as cute and funny, and that’s very much because the average, non-14-year-old reader will have no idea about this phenomenon. Even if you’re close in age to these YouTubers, their ardent fanbases create a sort of gigantic micro-generation gap. The idea of following some stranger’s hyper YouTube presence just feels foreign.

    However, knowing what’s going on the world of YouTube may start to be an asset in the real world. Look at the success of The Fault in Our Stars this weekend. An “industry”-based website like Deadline was mostly surprised that it ended up making more money then the new Tom Cruise film. People acted as if you couldn’t see it coming… but you could. On YouTube.

    Currently, YouTube is running large advertisements for itself, featuring Michelle Phan (makeup), Bethany Mota (hauls, lifestyle), and Rosanna Pansino (baking). All three women are attractive, self-made 20-somethings, and that’s great, but when you think about it too much… they’re not really pushing the envelope, and they’re steeped in the gender norms of the Internet. But they are creating something.

    Being able to figure out what has legs on YouTube gives you an interesting, real-time look into the teenage world as it currently stands. So far, it seems like it’s creating a lot of specialized niches which reach passionate fanbases, but there’s no chance of a YouTube Madonna rising from one of them. (Well, there was, at one point: Justin Bieber. But he was discovered on YouTube, which is an important distinction.)

    So, will the “creme de la meme” have legs? Is YouTube becoming its own little star factory, like a Disney Channel that’s sort of self-driven? Perhaps — think of one of YouTube’s biggest hits, the helium-voiced child Fred, which became a Nickelodeon property for its 20-year-old creator, Lucas Cruikshank. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries used YouTube’s platform to update Pride and Prejudice for a ravenous audience. Even a one-and-done meme like a Rebecca Black is still going. She still gets views in the six figures for her videos.

    How YouTube popularity will translate into the real world, beyond the cozy confines of the Internet, remains to be seen. But when it comes to seemingly out-of-nowhere fame, YouTube is slowly becoming the engine behind these surprises. It may be worth taking seriously… or it may just be the platform giving teens the power to replace reality television with their own mundane visions.


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    A Kim Kardashian look-alike has been creating quite the buzz on social media, but it’s not because of her voluptuous beauty or photos imitating the reality star. It’s because she is considered one of the most dangerous women in Mexico.

    Claudia Ochoa Felix is reportedly the new leader of “Los Antrax,” an elite killing squad used by the ruthless Sinaloa cartel to do their bidding.

    The 27-year-old mother of three, nicknamed the “Empress of Antrax,” uses her social media accounts to brag about her lifestyle, posting pictures dressing and posing like Kardashian, all the while wielding a personalized pink AKA-47.

    According to Mexico’s Proceso, in one shot, her toddler son is seen sitting on top of a wad of cash. The photo has since been removed.

    Another shows Ochoa Felix in a formal gown showing off a gold-plated assault rifle with a mounted scope resting on her exposed thigh.

    Ochoa Felix received the notoriety after widespread speculation that she was the intended target during the murder of Yuriana Castillo, a young woman who had ties to the Sinaloa Cartel and was gunned down last month. Both women reportedly looked very similar and allegedly have connections to cartels.

    The Kim-K wannabe is said to have taken over Los Antrax after its leader (and her lover), Jose Rodrigo Archiga Gamboa, was arrested earlier this year.

    According Proceso, local prosecutors have not even begun to investigate the allegations against her.

    For her part, Ochoa Felix has denied being part of the hit squad, calling out Mexican media via Twitter and Facebook for their “lies” and “slander.”


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    Though details on the leak are still extremely murky, it appears that Nickelodeon’s affiliate in Mexico, MundoNick, accidentally released several early episodes some time on Saturday. The episodes of “Book 3: Change” are dubbed in Spanish, and were presumably not meant to be disseminated to the public until a much later date.

    The news of the leak is rather ironic, given that co-creator Mike DiMartino only recently announced that all work had recently been completed on The Legend of Korra season 3. Otherwise, there is little news about when the highly-anticipated season will air (in a legal and legitimate fashion) on Nickelodeon.

    But fans of the Avatar universe are an eagle-eyed bunch, and the leaked episodes were rapidly consumed by enterprising fans. Though the incriminating links have apparently been removed from the internet, a breathtaking number of inexpressibly spoilerific screenshots have been taken from these early episodes of The Legend of Korra season 3. Other Spanish-speaking fans have translated and summarized the events of the leaked episodes. We caution any and all curious fans to proceed cautiously with any material from The Legend of Korra season 3.

    Bryan Konietzko, co-creator of The Legend of Korra & Avatar: The Last Airbender:

    "Howdy, friends. As you have likely already heard, four episodes from Book 3 were leaked this past weekend. It is bad enough that it happened at all, but it would have been a little less of a disaster had it at least been the first four episodes of the season. Instead, the third through the sixth episodes popped out online, causing confusion and, at least on our end of things, frustration. As you all know, these episodes take a ton of concerted effort from scores of individuals. We craft these continuous storylines and the animation as best we can, and hope that they are presented in a way that allows everyone to enjoy them to the fullest. But when leaks happen, the work we meticulously prepared for the audience is fumbled unceremoniously.

    Nickelodeon is obviously a massive corporation with outlets all over the world. These outlets get the episodes in advance so they can translate and dub them for their markets. We typically deliver the episodes to the network quite close to their U.S. premieres, but in the case of Book 3, we have actually already finished the entire season as of last week. The network has some plans in the works for it and needs to wait on its release, so we have been keeping quiet while keeping our noses to the Book 4 grindstone. Unfortunately, the longer the episodes sit on all these shelves all over the world, the probability of leaks increases.

    So, yeah… It is unfortunate it played out this way. Hopefully it won’t be too much longer before Book 3 is released properly and with respect to all the people who worked hard to make it and to the audience who wants to watch it."

    Titles of the first six episodes of Book 3:

    Episode 1: “A Breath of Fresh Air”
    Episode 2: “Rebirth”
    Episode 3: “The Earth Queen
    Episode 4: “In Harm’s Way”
    Episode 5: “The Metal Clans”
    Episode 6: “Old Wounds”

    Guess who's back?

    Source, Bryan Konietzko's tumblr

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    Colbie Caillat has released the lyric video for her new song ‘Try,’ the single from her EP ‘Gypsy Heart Side A.’ The five song EP is the first half of her upcoming album, ‘Gypsy Heart,’ due out later this year.

    For the ‘Try’ lyric video, Caillat enlisted the help of some celebrity friends. The video opens with the following message from the singer-songwriter:

    This lyric video is filled with photos of friends, fellow musicians, entertainers and my amazing fans. I asked everyone to shoot themselves wearing little to no makeup – whatever they were most comfortable with. Myself included. – CC

    Some of the friends pictured include Miranda Lambert, Sheryl Crow, Hillary Scott from Lady Antebellum, Kelly Osbourne, Sara Bareilles, Natasha Bedingfield, Ingrid Michaelson, Christina Perri, Katharine McPhee, Amy Smart and Hayden Panettiere.

    a little cliche, but still a nice & cute song imo :)


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    From a good spy to a "bad" girl, from World War II France to the dodgy, present-day suburbs of Las Vegas, 2014's recommended summer reading list reaches wide and deep. Staffers at Houston's high-profile independent bookstores - Blue Willow Bookshop, Brazos Bookstore and Murder By The Book - weighed in on new novels, thrillers, mysteries, nonfiction and books for teens and younger readers. I added a few titles, too, because I'm partial to dads (see No. 3) and because it's not every day you get to explore a Norwegian childhood in such painstaking detail (see No. 11).

    The grand total is 21 books, with just one overlap: "The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair," by Joël Dicker, recommended by Brazos Bookstore and Murder By The Book. Titles are listed in alphabetical order, with the bookstore's initials in parentheses. Happy reading!

    1. "All the Light We Cannot See," by Anthony Doerr (Scribner). This exquisite World War II novel combines the story of a young French woman in German-occupied Saint-Malo, France, and a German soldier whose particular talent has brought him to the same town. Their stories will grip you from the first page. (BWB)

    2. "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics," by Daniel James Brown (Penguin). A rousing underdog story and terrific historical account of the infamous 1936 Olympiad that will have you cheering as you read. Now out in paperback. (BB)

    3. "Do Fathers Matter? What Science Is Telling Us About the Parent We've Overlooked," by Paul Raeburn (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Just in time for Father's Day, Raeburn gathers the most recent research about fathers - social, genetic, psychological, socio-economic, etc. - and weaves it into a personal story about how dads connect with their kids. (Bookish)

    4. "The Fever," by Megan Abbott (Little, Brown and Co.; to be released June 17). After one teenage girl in a small town has a seizure in school, other girls start to get sick. Terrified parents, teachers and students scramble for answers. (MBTB)

    5. "Flying Shoes," by Lisa Howorth (Bloomsbury, June 17). Based on a real childhood tragedy involving the author's stepbrother, this debut novel is rich with wonderful voices and a compelling narrative. Thirty years after a horrible crime, a reporter forces a reluctant woman to confront her family. (BWB)

    Also included in the list are: "The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames," by Kai Bird; "The Great Greene Heist," by Varian Johnson; "I Am Pilgrim," by Terry Hayes; "Lost for Words," by Edward St. Aubyn; "Mister Bud Wears the Cone," by Carter Good-rich; "My Struggle, Book 3," by Karl Ove Knausgaard; "One Plus One," by Jojo Moyes; "Precious Thing," by Colette McBeth; "Steal the North," by Heather Brittain Bergstrom; "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry," by Gabrielle Zevin; "Those Who Wish Me Dead," by Michael Koryta; "The Truth About Alice," by Jennifer Mathieu; "The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair," by Joël Dicker; "We Were Liars," by E. Lockhart; "The Art of Secrets," by James Klise; "We Are Called to Rise," by Laura McBride

    the rest at the source

    What are you reading/planning to read this summer, ONTD?

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    There have been nerdgasms abound since Rockstar announced that GTA V will arrive on Xbox One, PS4 and PC in the autumn this morning, as the graphical improvements of the port start to be picked up on.

    The internet has busied itself finding comparisons between past gen and current gen/next gen (depending on what you're running) locations as shown in trailers for the game today, and there appears to be a sizable difference in terms of texture and lighting.

    Rockstar said in a blog post that the new version will feature"across-the-board graphical and technical improvements to deliver a stunning new level of detail. Increased draw distances, finer texture details, denser traffic, and enhanced resolution".

    Some of these elements are clear in the GIFs below, which show comparisons of dirt bike track and railyard locations:

    A certain amount of management of expectations should be exercised with these, given that environments as depicted in trailers often difer quite a lot when it comes to actual gameplay, but the prospect of seeing Los Santos in even greater detail than it is already is an exciting one.

    Rockstar also promised that there will be "new details to discover" (in the actual game) along with new wildlife and weather and damage effects, with the game's makeover extending into GTA Online.

    who did you find to be the hottest out of the three main characters, ontd?

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    Jennifer Lopez isn't letting her breakup with Casper Smart slow her down.

    After reports that the singer had canceled her performance with rapper Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte at Thursday's World Cup opening ceremony in Brazil, her rep tells PEOPLE that the show will go on.

    "Jennifer has always wanted to participate in the World Cup opening ceremonies," the rep says. "We have been trying to work out scheduling and logistics. Any statements to the contrary were premature. Jennifer would not want to disappoint her fans or fans of futbol. She will be there."

    This statement comes a day after FIFA announced that Lopez, 44, had canceled her plan to perform this year's official World Cup song, "We Are One (Ole Ola)," due to unspecified production issues.

    Lopez, Pitbull and Leitte will perform the song for the finale of the opening ceremony, which artistic director Daphne Cornez says "is a tribute to Brazil and its treasures: nature, people, football."


    AKA preview

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    “BAPs” is coming to Lifetime.

    The reality show follows the lives of privileged Black American Princesses (and Princes) in St. Louis.

    “We are cultured, educated, generationally groomed,” explains one of the stars, Anisha Morrell. “You’re born a BAP.”

    Oh, but there is also outsized drama and personality.

    Morrell explains, “Kanye and Beyoncé have nothing on us.”

    The series debuts next month.


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    Channing Tatum’s got a problem, not a bad problem necessarily, but one that’s not going to go away. He’s in talks to play a Marvel superhero. A longtime fan of the X-Men hero Gambit, Tatum is in talks to play the character in the film franchise and because it’s been a very public ordeal, he cannot escape questions about it.
    While promoting 22 Jump Street, most interviewers squeezed in a question or two about him potentially playing the Ragin’ Cajun in an X-Men film. With the buzz and success of X-Men: Days of Future Past still in the air, the idea of Tatum playing Gambit in the followup, X-Men: Apocalypse, is a hot topic.
    Before we continue, it’s important to note that Channing Tatum has not signed on with Twentieth Century Fox to play Gambit. At this point, it’s just talks of ideas and plans for what Tatum wants to be a solo origin film for the character – one he describes as different from most superhero movies we see. If you ask X-Men franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner however, or Days of Future Past writer Simon Kinberg, Tatum’s confirmed to play the character. Again, that’s unofficially confirmed.
    When we spoke with Tatum last week, he told us that it’d be a “dream” to play the character, even if that means showing up in some small way in 2016′s X-Men: Apocalypse before getting his own spinoff – something director Bryan Singer indirectly hinted at when he expressed interest in re-introducing Gambit in Apocalypse. Tatum also told us about costume ideas and trying to make it right and believe – headband and all. Of course, what may be the most important character trait to get right will be the character’s Cajun accent, something Tatum said a while back that he wanted to do.
    In chatting with LR, Tatum opened up Gambit’s accent, expression again his passion in making the character something unique on screen. And it’s something he’ll have to work at:
    “I would say we’re going to try to do something a little bit different. I don’t know how to exactly explain it just yet, but he’s a ‘character’ character. He’s got a serious Cajun accent. I don’t know if you’ve heard a Cajun accent but it’s – I mean, we’re going to have to have subtitles sometimes (laughs). He has almost a Jedi mind trick thing that I want to try put in where he speaks patois and so I’m going to have to learn patois which is going to be hard. But, we’ll see.”
    The Jedi mindtrick thing is part of Gambit’s hypnotic charm, something he uses to influence people, so it’s clear Tatum wants to flesh out this character a lot. As for the voice, Gambit (real name: Remy LeBeau) was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and the patois (French word for local dialect) refers to the native language of the area.

    Tatum knows his stuff but if we do get a solo film first, we’ll see Gambit as a thief before he suits up with the full X-Men costume from the comics – it simply wouldn’t fit in the real-world the films try to base themselves in. Even in Days of Future Past, there were no costumes in the ’70s (the majority of the movie) outside of Michael Fassbender’s Magneto getup.
    Does Channing Tatum’s passion and knowledge of Remy LeBeau, and interest in putting the work in to do the voice, convince you that’s he’s a good pick to play Gambit?

    Early Concept Art of Future Sentinels in DoFP

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