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- 08/17/14--09:02: Outlander 1.03 Trailer 'No Way Out'
- 08/17/14--20:14: Watch GWAR Leader Oderus Urungus' Fiery Viking Funeral at GWAR B-Q
- 08/17/14--20:14: WWE Summerslam 2014 Results
- 08/17/14--20:27: Masters of Sex 2x07 "Asterion"
- 08/17/14--20:54: Megan Fox picks Rain as her ideal type
- 08/17/14--20:55: Mariah SLAYS Asia!
- 08/17/14--21:26: Why The Giver Failed
- 08/17/14--22:19: ABC News' Elizabeth Vargas Checks Back in to Rehab
- 08/17/14--23:13: Just what has the artist formerly known as Ke$ha been up to?
- 08/17/14--23:13: Legend X reveals baby name
- 08/18/14--01:35: Which Band Did The Ice Bucket Challenge Naked?
- 08/18/14--04:27: Kanye West is secretly recording with Paul McCartney!!!
- 08/18/14--06:19: Rafael Nadal Withdraws From the US Open
Leonardo DiCaprio suits up with sneakers to attend Oceana’s 2014 SeaChange Summer Party on Saturday (August 16) in Laguna Beach, Calif.
The 39-year-old actor was joined by The Fault in Our Stars actress Laura Dern, Ray Donovan‘s Austin Nichols, and Glee‘s Jenna Ushkowitz.
The seventh annual event included a world-class auction and cocktail reception, followed by a gourmet seated dinner and exciting live auction and program.
The day before, Leo was spotted keeping it super casual in a white v-neck while heading to lunch in Beverly Hills.
Lady Gaga goes all out goth in a fierce, black ensemble while arriving in the country for her ArtRave: The Artpop Ball Tour on Sunday (August 17) in Perth, Australia.
The 28-year-old entertainer was greeted by a ton of fans, and stopped to take photos with them. One Little Monster even gave her a stuffed Koala Bear!
“My AussieMonsters at the hotel. I was so overwhelmed with happiness and have missed you so much,” she tweeted.
The day before, Gaga wore a totally different look while holding the South Korean flag and arriving at Gimpo International Airportin Seoul, South Korea.
I hope that last scene in the trailer is a nightmare otherwise it's way OOC, and I'm sad about the change
As GWAR's annual GWAR B-Q carried on over the weekend, it was with a somber note of remembrance to band leader Oderus Urungus who died of a heroin overdose in March.
Though friends and family of David Brockie (the man behind the gnarly thrash metal monster mask) laid him to rest on April 1 at a private April Fool's Day service, as Consequence of Sound reports, his alter ego had not yet received a send off. So, in a tribute true to form for the outlandish band and its fervent fans, the Oderus costume was laid out and lit aflame Friday on a small viking ship floating amid Hadads Lake at the Richmond, Va. event.
Per viking tradition, the ship was set ablaze by a fiery archer's arrow. Watch video of the funeral here:
Before, the ceremony began with eulogies by Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe, Holliston creator/writer/director/star Adam Green, and GWAR’s long-time publicist Jon Freeman.
Blythe had eulogized Brockie at the private April event and noted this in his speech, stating, "Dave is the only motherfucker I know who has to get put away twice." Later, he posted the below image of the flaming ship to Instagram with the following text. You can watch footage of the nearly hour-long ceremony in its entirety here.
Tonight we sent Oderus home in a fitting manner at the public memorial for Dave Brockie. A blazing Viking ship with Oderus laid out in it, the cuttlefish pointing proudly straight up. Watching my friend Dave's costume go up in flames in front of a thousand fans was so much more intense for me than the private memorial for friends & family we had April Fool's Day. I spoke at both of them, as GWAR asked me to, & both times as I spoke I was sad. But watching his alter-ego burn tore me up way more than the first memorial, maybe because there was Dave, the human who was my friend who just "left us"- I never saw his body- & then there was Oderus, who was something entirely else. To watch his stage gear burn was like watching part of my life literally go up in flames. I was sobbing my eyes out as I took this photo. It was just a super-intense moment. Very beautiful, but overwhelming. Fly free, Oderus- you are missed.
How do you want your remains to be disposed of, ONTD?
Pre-Show Match: Rob Van Dam vs. Cesaro
What went down: A back-and-forth match. Cesaro got going with a huge uppercut, catching RVD coming off the top rope. But RVD rebounded, hit a big kick and then the Five-Star Frog Splash for the win.
WWE Intercontinental Championship: (c) The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler
What went down: The Moneymaker is here! But it doesn't matter as we've got a new champion! Fun start to the show. Ziggler hit the Zig Zag, but Miz countered into the Skull-Crushing Finale, however, Ziggler kicked out at two. Ziggler came back and was able to hit the Zig Zag to win the title.
WWE Divas Championship: (c) AJ Lee vs. Paige
What went down: A very good match. Probably one of the better women's matches you'll see in WWE. These two went back-and-forth in a physical matchup. AJ locked in the Black Widow, but Paige countered with the Rampaige, a fisherman's DDT, viciously planting AJ to win the title.
Happy 22nd Birthday Paige!
Flag Match: Rusev vs. Jack Swagger
What went down: The two brawled before the match started, with Swagger getting the better of it and locking in the Patriot Lock. Things got under control and off we went. The story of the match was Rusev's injured ankle. He tried to lock in the Accolade once, but couldn't due to the injured ankle. Swagger got the Patriot Lock again, but Rusev countered and hit a big kick and locked in the Accolade. Swagger held off and held off and didn't tap, but the match was stopped after Swagger passed out.
Lumberjack Match: Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose
What went down: Incredible match. Wild and all-out brawl. The two ended up brawling all over the arena but ended up back in the ring. Highlights included Ambrose doing a wild cross body onto all the lumberjacks and Rollins. Ambrose had the match won but Kane stopped the count. At this point, it was a Pier 6 brawl with all the lumberjacks in the ring. It came down to Ambrose dispatching of Erick Rowan and Luke Harper, but this allowed Rollins to wallop Ambrose with the Money in the Bank briefcase and get the pin. Athletic, wild match.
Grudge Match: Stephanie McMahon vs. Brie Bella
What went down: A really, really solid match. Good story. Consider McMahon hasn't wrestled in 11 years, this was great. McMahon took the first part of the match before Bella rallied. She had the Yes Lock on McMahon, but Triple H pulled the referee out of the ring. Nikki Bella decided to go around and trap McMahon with Brie, but shockingly, Nikki turned on Brie and McMahon hit the Pedigree to pick up the win. WHY NIKKI WHY?
Grudge Match: Randy Orton vs. Roman Reigns
What went down: A little bit of a letdown. Match did pick up toward the end, however. Orton hit an incredible power slam to counter the spear, and followed with the RKO, but Reigns kicked out at the last moment. Orton went for the dangerous punt, but Reigns tripped him up and followed with the spear to pick up a huge win.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship: (c) John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar
What went down: Wow. What a start to this one. They brawl right from the start and Lesnar hits Cena with the F5 right off the bat but Cena kicks out at the last moment! Lesnar
devastating Cena to start the match. Lesnar is rag dolling Cena, just launching him across the ring repeatedly with German suplexes. He goes for about the 10th but Cena elbows out, fires up and hits the Attitude Adjustment, but Lesnar kicks out at two. Lesnar does an Undertaker sit up, laughs, gets up and tells Cena to bring it. Cena charges but Lesnar hits a double leg and goes to town with the ground-and-pound. Lesnar grabs Cena and hits four straight Germans, launching Cena on the fourth. And three more. Holy cow.
Out of nowhere, Cena trips Lesnar and locks in the STF, but Lesnar powers out and starts dropping bombs on Cena. He hoists Cena, hits the F5 and that's it. NEW CHAMPION. Absolute domination from start to finish.
Visiting South Korea for the red-carpet premiere of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles', she stopped by for an interview on'Entertainment Relay'.
When she was asked about her ideal type, she picked Rain."He's very handsome," she said."Did you see 'Ninja Assassin'? Did you see those abs?"
For any other man, that might not be reason enough, but we think we can make an exception for Rain! Check out the full interview above.
Flop taste. Lee Min-ho >>>>
Films sprung from comic books have now won every weekend in August.“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” grossed $28.4-million, according to studio estimates Sunday, to top the domestic box office for the second straight week. Final numbers are due Monday. The runner-up was Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” ($24.7-million domestic), which had won the month’s first weekend with $94.3-million — setting a record for biggest August opening ever in North America. “Guardians of the Galaxy” has already grossed $222-million domestically — the sixth biggest film of the year in just three weeks — and more than $418-million worldwide.
Movies featuring characters who are cartoons, or are based on comic-book creations, have now won at least 16 box-office weekends in 2014 — including “Frozen”; “The LEGO Movie” (four weeks); “300: Rise of an Empire”; “Mr. Peabody & Sherman”; “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (three weeks); “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″; and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (two weeks). (And that does not include the fairy tale “Maleficent” or “Transformers” — two weekend winners that both have had cartoon incarnations.) The Ninja Turtles, of course, debuted in the 1984 comic by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.
“The Expendables 3″ opened with an anemic $16.2-million — the worst debut in the franchise’s history; it was fourth for the weekend behind “Let’s Be Cops” ($17.7-million). Some industry observers said that “Expendables” was hurt by piracy, as a leaked online copy of the film was reportedly viewed at least 2.2-million times. (“Expendables 3″ finished not too far ahead of another new film, “The Giver,” which grossed $12.8 million.)
In preparation for her upcoming tour, "The Elusive Chanteuse Show," Mariah has got Asian fans going crazy
Tickets for Mariah Carey's upcoming Manila concert are moving so fast. They could be gone before you know it. While the exact numbers are yet to be determined as of this writing, show promoter Glenn Llamas of Wilbros Live said in an interview that a lot of seats from different sections of Mall of Asia Arena, where the show will be held on October 28, have already sold out.
When I visited outlets this morning, as early as 8 a.m., a lot of people are already lined up," Llamas told Bulletin Entertainment in a phone interview Friday, the first day show tickets were made available to the public. He added that they have also received "tons" of calls for reservations.
Manila is the last leg of her "Me. I Am Mariah" world tour, which will have stops prior in Tokyo, Japan (October 4), Yokohama, Japan (October 6), Chongqing, China (October 15), and Singapore, Singapore (October 24).
Apart from her well-known hits, Llamas said the pop diva will dish out tracks from her just released 14th album, "Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse". Some of these songs are "#Beautiful", "You're Mine", and "You Don't Know What to Do". This is Mariah's second visit to Manila after her successful "Charmbracelet" concert tour in November 2003.
Who else but Japan's best-selling non-Japanese artist of all time? Buying my plane ticket overseas rn!
Ever since a boy wizard named Harry Potter became a sensation both on the best-seller list and at the box office, Hollywood has doggedly mined the pages of novels ostensibly aimed at young adults to find the next big blockbuster sensation. Occasionally, they hit the jackpot big time, like with The Hunger Games, Twilight, and this year’s more modest YA hit Divergent (as well as The Fault in Our Stars, although it is highly unlikely that film will spawn a movie franchise).
More often than not, however, Hollywood’s YA book quarry turns up not much more than box office fool’s gold.
The latest example: The Giver, based on the beloved 1993 novel by Lois Lowry, just opened this weekend with an estimated $12.8 million — a figure lower than the box office debut of several famously failed YA novel adaptations like I Am Number Four, Eragon, and Ender’s Game.
Part of that low figure can be chalked up to competition for the same audience from Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, two genuine box office sensations culled from a different section of YA reading material (i.e. comic books). Attempting to launch a YA franchise in the middle of August is also a dicey play, given that so many teen and tween moviegoers are either on vacation or in the throes of preparing to go back to school. (The biggest movies released in August based on a traditional YA book series: 2001’s The Princess Diaries and its 2004 sequel.)
But The Giver entered its debut weekend already on shaky ground, thanks to the decision by its filmmakers to make significant changes from the book — changes that appear to have alienated many readers who adored Lowry’s novel. You can read my colleague Alison Willmore’s damning catalogue of those changes here (first among them: aging up the protagonist Jonas from a 12-year-old boy to a 16-year-old young man played by 25-year-old Brenton Thwaites). But even the debut of the film’s first trailer in March — which was entirely in color, even though the central premise of The Giver is that its world is in black-and-white — managed to put fans on edge that the experience they had so enjoyed while reading the book would not be present in the feature film version. Subsequent trailers that began in black-and-white and assurances from Lowry that the movie had “brought [the book] to a new level” did not appear to do much to shake that first impression.
For the filmmakers — including star Jeff Bridges, who also produced the movie and has been striving to make The Giver almost since it was first published — it is yet another example of getting stymied by the paradox of YA film adaptations: How to make a movie that will appeal to audiences who have read the book, and to audiences who haven’t. Lowry’s novel, set in a highly ordered dystopian society, is in many ways a direct predecessor to the worlds of The Hunger Games and Divergent, but to modern audiences unfamiliar with the book, its use of those tropes could appear derivative instead. (Call it the John Carter Syndrome.) And yet in other key ways, The Giver’s plot in the book is far gentler than later YA novels with more action-packed plots that make for an easier transition into an effects-laden blockbuster hit.
Still, The Giver had the advantage of having spent two decades in the hands of young readers, building up a core fan base spanning at least two generations, a rare and valuable asset in a movie genre laden with adaptations of novels with far more questionably sized readerships. A movie version of The Giver that hewed closer to the book could have captivated that fan base and been the kind of Brand New Thing that breaks through with audiences— much like a boy wizard at a school for magic, a lovesick vampire and his teenage girlfriend, and a teenage girl thrust into a lethal reality TV show were also not quite like anything audiences had seen before.
Instead, The Giver was made into a movie more like other movies based on YA novels than the actual YA novel on which it was based. As this weekend’s box office returns make clear, the result: The film appealed to no one.
Here are the estimated top 10 box office figures for Friday to Sunday, courtesy of Box Office Mojo:
1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — $28.4 million
2. Guardians of the Galaxy — $24.7 million
3. Let’s Be Cops* — $17.7 million
4. The Expendables 3* — $16.2 million
5. The Giver* — $12.8 million
6. Into the Storm — $7.7 million
7. The Hundred-Food Journey — $7.1 million
8. Lucy — $5.3 million
9. Step Up All In — $2.7 million
So in regards to the Shamless box office battle of Noel Fisher (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) vs. Cameron Monaghan (The Giver), the weekend went a bit like this...
On the Botched season one finale, we met transgender star and plastic surgery addict Monique Allen. Monique is a transgender singer who has had over 200 surgeries, but is still unhappy.
She grew up attending Catholic all-boys school and was even an altar boy. But when she was 18, she finally told her parents that she wanted to have a sex reassignment.
She went to school as Monique, worked as a correctional case records analyst and then began going around to clubs and got noticed by a record producer.
She's had brow lifts, face lift, nose jobs, augmentation to her cheeks, eight breast surgeries and much more. She has had over a gallon of silicone injected into her body and it's caused her skin to change texture.
Her pixie ears are her real problem. The face lift put so much tension that it pulled down her ears. She's very open about her plastic surgeries and thinks everyone should be too.
Monique meets with Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif and it's not her pixie ears that stick out.
She explains that she had free silicone injections done in Tijuana and it took over 45 surgeries to remove the damage. After all this surgery, her stomach has become disfigured. So they plan to work on that too.
Monique shares her surgery plans with her closest pals, loud and proud.
It's surgery day and Dr. Dubrow cuts around her belly button and proceeds with a tummy tuck, while Dr. Nassif plans to remove her pixie ears.
Once inside Monique, Dr. Dubrow freaks out because her stomach is full of silicone!
He's totally grossed out.
Dr. Nassif then comes in and pulls the muscles up so there is no tension on the skin. As he opens the skin flap, he discovers there is no silicone, thankfully.
Her surgeries end successfully.
On Monique's four day check in, she is feeling great! Her bleeding has already stopped.
She is overjoyed with the doctor's work!
Monique makes her big reveal on the set of her new music video and everyone in the room flips out! She says, "I know I look improved. And improved I guess equals hotness."
Not only does she look amazing on set, her new tummy is revealed and looks absolutely flat. Her ears also transformed from pixie to perfect!
Botched star, Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Nassif, gives RealSelf exclusive scoop on the show's big Season 1 finale (Episode 8). He tackles illegal injections, gives us scoop on transgender performer Monique Allen, and reveals when insurance can cover plastic surgery.
The 20/20 co-anchor and ABC News correspondent entered rehab Saturday for alcohol issues, Vargas' rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. The New York Post first reported the news. Vargas had previously entered rehab in November 2013.
"While on vacation this weekend, I decided to return to a recovery center," Vargas, 51, said in a statement released to THR. "As so many other recovering alcoholics know, overcoming the disease can be a long and incredibly difficult process."
"I feel I have let myself, my co-workers and most importantly my family down, and for that I am ashamed and sorry," she added. "I am committed to battling and addressing this debilitating disease and want to thank everyone who has offered their unwavering support during this trying time."
ABC spokesperson Heather Riley said that the network supports Vargas in her battle. "Nothing is more important than Elizabeth’s health and well-being, and we stand squarely behind her," Riley said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with Elizabeth and her family, and we look forward to having her back at ABC News when she feels ready to return."
Vargas, who has two children with husband Marc Cohn, discussed her alcoholism in January on Good Morning America. "I am an alcoholic," she said at the time, adding that it took her a while to admit this to her family. In March, she announced plans to write a memoir about dealing with the disease, to be published in spring 2016.
On Aug. 11, Vargas referenced addiction in her tweet about Robin Williams' suicide. "I am so sad for Robin — and his fight with addiction," she wrote. "My heart goes out to his wife and kids." The next day, when someone on Twitter wished Vargas luck in her own fight with addiction, she replied: "Thanks! It really is one day at a time."
Taking a breather! Kesha ditches the make-up and neon locks to go bike riding down Venice Beach with a friend
Taking a breather! Kesha ditches the make-up and neon locks to go bike riding down Venice Beach with a friend
Every now and then she smiled and chatted with her dark-haired, bearded friend, who went shirtless and rode a green cruiser with a basket in front.
On August 3, the rocker was spotted lounging on the beach a few miles north in sunny Malibu and then she had been joined by boyfriend Brad Ashenfelter.
On that lovey-dovey outing, Kesha was clad in a burgundy print dress and sunglasses while Brad showed his scruffy style in white T-shirt and black jeans.
Although Brad wasn't seen on Thursday, he has been credited for helping the troubled entertainer following her release from rehab earlier this year due to an eating disorder, as E! News reported.
According to E! News, Kesha checked out of the Illinois treatment facility on March 6.
That day, Kesha tweeted her thanks to all the fans who supported her, writing: 'Happy to be back! Feeling healthy & working on tons of new music. I can't thank my fans enough for all the love & support u have given me.'
Kesha and Brad were first spotted out together in April.
'I'm a rainbow': Kesha shared a variety of rainbow-hued hairstyles that appeared to be wigs with her Twitter followers this month
Love is my drug! Kesha heads to the beach for seaside fun with her smitten new boyfriend
Are you ready for summer to be over?
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lol @ him challenging Beyonce.
"Guardians Of The Galaxy" has been in theaters for a whole week now, and finding enormous success everywhere it goes. Marvel's first attempt at the space opera, it keeps, as we discussed in our review, a little too close to the studio's playbook at times, but is positively refreshing in the way that it looks and feels big, bold and different. These aren't the sterile galaxies of the "Star Wars" prequels, or the Apple Store future of J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek," this is a space that harkens back to messier visions: the Cantina Bar of the original "Star Wars," and various other oddball sci-fi movies of times gone by.
Now that many of you have caught up with James Gunn's film, you know that it's a detailed and lived-in world, full of colorful characters and strange creatures. And so, to mark the film's success, we've hopped in our spaceships and looked back at a selection of oddball, gonzo takes on space and science-fiction, from classic B-movies to more recent freak-outs. Perhaps one of these might scratch a post-'Guardians' itch? Take a look at our list below, and let us know your favorites in the comments section.
“Galaxy Quest” (1999)
Do you know anyone who’s seen it who doesn't love “Galaxy Quest”? Of course not, that shit is funny. And sweet and tenderhearted and affectionate toward the culture (obsessive “Star Trek” fandom) it sends up. And yet it’s a film that seldom gets the props it deserves on either science fiction lists or classic comedy lists, despite an awesome cast (and Tim Allen, who to be fair, does a pitch-perfect Shatner), all in top form. Alan Rickman gets to be funny, Sigourney Weaver brilliantly skewers Trekkie sexism, Sam Rockwell is his most Sam Rockwell and Enrico Colantoni makes an absolutely adorable alien. Oh and there is a great Tony Shalhoub turn, and Daryl Mitchell as an ex-child prodigy pilot. By Grabthar’s Hammer, we shall restore its reputation. “Galaxy Quest” is a totally cherishable sci-fi spoof, unless you’re George Takei who refers to it as “a chillingly realistic documentary.”
“Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy” (2005)
Wow, next year “Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy” is going to turn 10 years old -- that’s mildly depressing. The popular series about mismatched space hijackers didn't get the greatest reception on film, but any movie that depicts the destruction of Earth by poetry-loving pig-like aliens, has a melancholic robot voiced by Alan Rickman, and boasts John Malkovich and Sam Rockwell playing aliens, is good company in our books. While plenty of the nonsense and bells and whistles made the translation, what the film misses is the undercurrent of crackling intelligence we get from the books, which work as brainy, curious sci-fi, as well as out-there humor. Still, the off-offbeat space comedy is worth your time, if for no other reason than as a portal into the Douglas Adams' book, which is one of the few indisputable proofs of genius that exist on planet Earth.
Most Mel Brooks films qualify as oddball, to be sure, but perhaps none more than this 1987 “Star Wars” spoof. Though infused with the comic director’s’ typical anachronistic, hodgepodge buffoonery and plenty of other reference points—“Alien,” “Star Trek” and “Planet of the Apes”, hell even “Blazing Saddles”—there was something almost immediately dated about the movie, what with its release some four years after “Return of the Jedi.” Regardless, “Spaceballs,” by no means Brooks’ finest hour, is still a lot of fun. Rick Moranis, as Dark Helmet, reaches even more hilarious nerdy heights than his work in “Ghostbusters.” It did solid box office despite divided critical opinion, but there are enough memorable quotes and solid gags to recommend giving it a shot, either for nostalgia purposes or as a first go-round.
“Starship Troopers” (1997)
It may not star any wacky talking plant life, but Paul Verhoeven’s 1997 box-office disappointment could be the weirdest film on this list, in that it's hardly even an actual film, more a bunch of stuff that happens, almost panel by panel, like a cartoon comic strip. The bland 2D handsomeness of the soap opera B-list cast, and the almost complete absence of plot, characterization or coherent subtext, made the teenaged us feel, back in the day, like "Starship Troopers" might just be a very bad movie. But time has changed that. There’s a slyness running through the film that suggests it’s closer to pastiche than satire, and is getting off on the knowledge that people are going to tie themselves in knots figuring out its satirical intent when actually it’s a plasticky cartoon featuring a bunch of tremendous bisections (which haven’t aged a day.)
“The Fifth Element” (1997)
Luc Besson began writing “The Fifth Element” when he was only 16 years old, and when it finally reached theaters, it underperformed in the U.S. but made more than twice its budget overseas. It’s infused with such a goofy, often-nonsensical spirit, and mashed-up from so many disparate pieces, that it's clear Besson was collecting influences as he wrote it over a 22 year period. There’s a little “Heavy Metal” mixed with a generous helping of “Star Wars,” and even some “Koyaanisqatsi” to name a few. It’s an enjoyable, though sometimes trying, pastiche--the contributions from game cast members Gary Oldman and Chris Tucker go big and bold here, and it mostly works. And comic book writers Jean Giraud and Jean-Claude Mézières (their works were another huge influence on the film) contribute beautifully crafted production design, which, alongside the awesomely bizarre costumes by Jean-Paul Gaultier, make for a memorably weird mainstream summer movie.
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So many good movies! Is your favorite movies listed?
So proud to welcome our beautiful daughter Summer Rain Rutler into the world.— Christina Aguilera (@xtina) August 18, 2014
The guys, brothers Keaton and Wesley Stromberg, posted the video on Instagram, but unfortunately, it got deleted by the social networking site.
Kanye West has secretly been recording tracks with Sir Paul McCartney, sources exclusively tell Page Six.The rapper and the former Beatle have quietly been collaborating on a number of tracks that could develop into an album, we’re told.
One song, tentatively titled “Piss on My Grave,” is sparking some chatter. West’s wife Kim Kardashian has been heard telling friends she was a little surprised they chose such a provocative name.
Kanye, whose rep declined to comment, was also present at McCartney’s show at LA’s Dodger Stadium last week. The legend had previously revealed he would be interested in collaborating with a rapper such as Kanye or Jay Z.
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I am very sorry to announce I won’t be able to play at this year’s US Open a tournament on which I’ve played 3 consecutive finals in my last participations. I am sure you understand that it is a very tough moment for me since it is a tournament I love and where I have great memories from fans, the night matches, so many things… Not much more I can do right now, other than accept the situation and, as always in my case, work hard in order to be able to compete at the highest level once I am back.
Following a right wrist injury Nadal had to pull out of the Rogers Cup in Toronto and the masters in Cincinnati, he had won both titles last year. He was also the winner of the US Open last year, meaning his injury will have cause him to drop 4000 points from last year's US hard court season.