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    Maybe they should call it White People magazine.

    The recently axed lone black editor of People says she was discriminated against by her boss, and that the popular magazine is biased against African-Americans in general.

    People is "a discriminatory organization run entirely by white people who intentionally focus the magazine on stories involving white people and white celebrities," Tatsha Robertson's bombshell lawsuit says.

    The 48-year-old Robertson, "the only Black Senior Editor the magazine has ever had," was laid off in May, according to the suit.

    She says only five of the mag’s 110 employees were black, and that now-former executive editor Betsy Gleick treated her like a second class-citizen when she came to the magazine from another Time Inc. publication, Essence, in 2010.

    "You need to talk like everyone else here. You're not at Essence anymore," Gleick is quoted in the suit as saying.

    She says Gleick left her out of important meetings, and denigrated her attempts to do more stories on black people. Robertson said when she pitched a story about an African-American model who'd been killed, Gleick told her the victim looked like a “slut” and the magazine wasn't interested.

    “You know the rule — white suburban women in distress," she said, according to the suit. She also allegedly said the magazine was only interested in stories involving "white, middle-class suburbia."

    Gleick, 51, followed Robertson out the door in June.

    She did not return a call for comment Wednesday.

    A spokesperson for People said, "People declines to comment."

    When the magazine does put black people on its cover, they're held to a different standard, the suit says. Although People "put Trayvon Martin on its cover, Ms. Gleick was completely obsessed with attempting to unearth any potential negative fact about him before doing so," the suit says. "Ms. Gleick repeatedly questioned whether he was a 'good kid,' yet never made efforts to vet white victims of crime."

    Cover stories on African-Americans were a rarity — the suit says a "black individual was the main feature" on the cover "exactly twice" in 2013, when the magazine put out 60 issues.

    "In total since 2010, only 14 out of 265 covers have been focused on African-American individuals," the suit says.

    And since 1990, "only three individuals selected as the ‘Most Beautiful Person’ have been black, out of 25 selections."

    Robertson's lawyer, David Gottlieb of Wigdor LLP, said, "The media has a responsibility to report and act with integrity. People Magazine has betrayed that responsibility by engaging in discrimination, both in its pages and through its employment practices."

    The suit says that with Robertson gone, "One can only imagine that it will be 'business as usual' at People Magazine going forward — more white people on covers, more stories about white people, and a completely dismissive attitude towards African-American employees."

    The suit seeks unspecified money damages from People, Time Inc. and Gleick.


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    Dominican Republic’s National Commission for Public Entertainment decided today to cancel US singer Miley Cyrus' concert, originally planned for September 13th.
    Through a letter delivered to the companies in charge of the event, the local government argued Cyrus performances “go against the country’s moral and customs.”
    According to the commission, the singer also “performs with unsuitable costumes,” and uses “language and images which encourage sex and violence.”
    In addition, they accused Cyrus of “apology for crime, violence and denigrating acts before civilized culture, incitement for sex, lesbian sex, and use of inappropriate objects in public.”
    The show was supposed to take place at Quisqueya Stadium, in the country's capital of Santo Domingo.
    but this is totally fine in daytime tv rme

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    One of the best subplots in The Conjuring was the tease of the “Annabelle” doll, which is getting its own movie on October 23.

    This is where it all began for Annabelle. Capable of unspeakable evil, the actual doll exists locked up in an occult museum in Connecticut—visited only by a priest who blesses her twice a month. New Line Cinema’s supernatural thriller Annabelle begins before the evil was unleashed.

    The new trailer gets right into the nitty-gritty of the story that begins when “John Form thinks he’s found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia—a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long.

    On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now…Annabelle.





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    Gina Rodriguez took a stand early in her career. The NYU Tisch grad (who rapped in 2012's Sundance hit Filly Brown) won't play characters unless they serve as role models for young Latinos.

    She's now riding strong buzz for The CW family drama Jane the Virgin, the unexpected hit of July's Television Critics Association's summer press tour ahead of its Oct. 13 premiere. Rodriguez is currently featured in THR as The Next Big Thing.

    How did you develop your career plan?
    I saw an interview that Rita Moreno had done very early on [while I was] in high school before I started getting into theater. She had refused to play certain roles because of they way they made her feel and the way they made younger girls feel about her. I found that interesting because my parents never thought that change was possible through art. I could see this gorgeous, Emmy, Golden Globe, Oscar winner tell me that I can do something with my art other than just the fancy dresses and the playing pretend. It's always somebody that opens the door before you. The idea of being a sacrificial lamb, or being a complicated actor really wasn't the truth; it was more for standing for what you believe in. I didn't see color as a young girl; I used to think that we didn't even exist … and then to see Rita do it, I just realized we needed to make a stronger impact. That set off my course. And I used to say that I was going to be the Latino Meryl Streep one day. (Laughs.)

    You've been vocal about only taking roles that you're proud to portray. What was it about Jane the Virgin that made playing her so appealing?
    It was a breath of fresh air to read a script that I felt was so representative of the way I grew up — this dual identity. They say, "We need to hear more Latino stories." There is no feeling that anyone is exempt because of their ethnicity. I embrace the fact that I have this dual identity. I find it so interesting that in this industry, we want to divide. I guess that's just an American culture: divide and conquer, right? But that's so limiting. I am not defined by the fact that my parents speak Spanish or that my skin color is brown. I'm defined by my character, and my character is a strong woman that's independent, that's following her dreams, that wants love, that wants a family, that wants to succeed just like anybody else in this world. I found it limiting to see women of my skin color only playing very specific roles as though Latino stories are different. There's no difference! Yes, being a maid and being a landscape artist … these are phenomenal professions that pay really well. I mean, my sister's nanny makes a lot more than the majority of my friends. These are great, wonderful careers except they're not the only stories. And trust, me, it's not just Latinos that are doing these jobs. I felt very limited by the opportunities I had in Hollywood to play the maid, the pregnant teen, the drug addict. Those all exist, but they all exist in every ethnicity and culture. I wanted to tell stories that showed little girls because when I was younger, I didn't see us in Casablanca and these phenomenal movies that told the human story.

    And the show comes as TV is starting to become much more representative.
    That is so encouraging. And Jane the Virgin is just that. It's just a story about a girl who's trying to make a plan, find the husband of her dreams, do the job of her dreams and live a normal life like anybody else. Then this crazy mix-up that could have happened to anybody, anywhere in the world, happened to her. And she gets to tell the story. Now little girls are going to look up and be like, "There we are in different stories, as the heroes, as the people that win." Every ethnicity deserves to own that story, because it's a human story. When I read Jane, I was like, "Here it is! I've been waiting for this." I thought so differently about myself growing up and what it took to undo that view of my people, of women, of beauty and those things, I'm like, "Hey, if Rita did that for me, and she made me see that I could do it too, then hopefully I can do that for someone else."

    What kind of personal and professional hurdles did you have to overcome?
    I got thyroid disease when I was 19. I had hypothyroid, underactive thyroid and it was very hard to deal with my weight. It was something I never thought about prior to getting thyroid disease. For a while, I would look at myself and what was on screen and in magazines and say, "This is never going to be possible because there's no way I can attain that beauty size." I had to look at myself and overcome the idea that I was limited by what God gave me. When I was freed from that, I was capable of anything because I wasn't limited by this mentality that stopped me before even trying. The only way to success is through failure, but we're not going to be stopped by that failure because we know that there is nothing that can inhibit us but ourselves. … And I refused to let money be the dictator of my happiness, and to be the dictator of the decisions that I make. When I choose a role because of money and not because I believe in the project, I do a disservice to that project.

    Did you have a backup plan if acting didn't work out?
    I went to NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Sadly, I didn't get the educational backup plan, but because of the way I was raised, I've never been afraid of hard work. I refused to believe that I was going to live off anything else but acting.

    What's been your biggest career setback to date?
    I don't see one. I've had to turn down roles that could have been life-changing or financially changing, but I have to believe in it so it can believe in me. I always say to myself, "Is this something you're going to be proud of and be able to back up? Are you going to be mad at yourself if this is a success and you're not a part of it? Are you going to let ego creep in?" And when the answer is no, I know I'm doing the right thing and I've been really lucky in that respect. I feel like I'm right where I'm supposed to be.

    You turned down Lifetime's Devious Maids on principle. What else have you turned down?
    It was about my journey and the stories that I wanted to tell and the change I wanted to create. Television and film are fictional reality to reflect our daily reality. I didn't connect to Devious Maids. I didn't want that to be my coming-out. I also passed on this hip-hop film — I can't remember what it was called but it hasn't come out — because it was really negative in the sense that it portrayed Latinos in a real negative light, and they were throwing a huge chunk of change my way, and I just couldn't do it. And thank God. I wouldn't have changed anything because this is what I was meant to do. This is supposed to be my journey. Whether this journey lasts one season or 10, I'll take what I can get, because these are the stories that I want to tell.

    What representation do you think TV gets right when it comes to Latino portrayals?
    I'm really excited about ABC's How to Get Away With Murder and Karla Souza, who's playing a law student. That was definitely like the kids I grew up with. I'm so excited for Cristela Alonzo [ABC's Cristela]. Television and film are supposed to be a reflection of reality, right? We just want to see a slice of life. We want to be able to connect. We want to cry. We want to look at our lives on screen. It's clear to me that execs need to step outside of their office and really look at life. We are in interracial relationships. We speak multiple languages. We're multiple religions inside of that. I have Jewish ancestors. My sister converted to Judaism. I have Christians and Catholics and Buddhists in my family. I have multiracial, multiethnic relationships. We need to start casting color-blind because there is no specific anymore.

    What does Hollywood typically get wrong about Latino portrayals?
    That we all walk around with a sombrero on our head, a jalapeño in our hand and a taco in the other one. That's never been reality. We all are proud of where we come from, no matter what religion or culture we're in. We all love our family; we all love our tradition. That pride does not go anywhere. But do we wear a flag on our shoulder? No. Are we always speaking Spanish and pregnant? No. That is so very far few and between, and that goes across the board. There is nobody exempt of going through hardships or going through success. What we get incorrect in this industry is that the Latino story is different than any other story. Or the black story is any different than any other story. We don't want to only be limited to our world, or our skin color. We want to transcend. We want to be invited to the same party as everybody else.

    What message do you really hope to send to young women who are tuning in to Jane?
    This is not specific to one ethnicity. We're going to represent the human story with a new face that hasn't been seen before. I want little girls to be able to see that their uniqueness is what makes them special; they're imperfectly perfect like everybody else. What's so beautiful about Jane is that she's the every-girl. Jane is not specifically Latina; she's a very specific girl who is a type-A who wants her dreams to come true. I want to change beauty norms. I eat cookies and brownies but nobody's talking about what I look like on this show. Nobody's talking about beauty on the show. It's not a conversation because it doesn't need to be one. Because the only person I'm worried about that likes what she looks like in the mirror is me.

    Vital stats
    Age 30 Born Chicago Big break Filly Brown (2012) Reps Carlos Carreras, APA; David Guillod and Jeff Morrone, Intellectual Artists; Karl Austen and Peter Sample, Jackoway Tyerman

    source: hollywoodreporter

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    As we start making our festival schedules, cross-checking them with movies we want to see versus what scheduling conflicts will allow, it can mean that sometimes we need to be reminded about many high-profile movies coming our way. One to look out for over the next few weeks is Liv Ullman's "Miss Julie." And the first two clips are here to give a taste of what the charged romance will be bringing to the cinematic table.

    Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell lead the adaptation of August Strindberg's acclaimed play, about the love that develops between a valet and a young aristocratic woman. So what's the big deal? Well, this was in an era where such a relationship across class lines was deemed unacceptable by most, but that won't stop the pair here. In these scenes, we see the tortured feelings erupt in intriguing ways between the couple, with one heated sequence and another more tender moment.
    "Miss Julie" will have its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

    Clip #1
    Clip #2
    This movie looks so much better than the first trailer made it out to be.

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    You’re nominated for an Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama series, “Masters of Sex.” Can we be presumptuous and assume you’re going to win on Aug. 25?
    I don’t think it’s fair to assume that at all. I’m Jewish, so I’m predisposed to assume there’s no chance in hell that’s going to happen.

    Are you excited to be at the Emmys, or is it just something you’re obligated to do?
    I mean, obviously I haven’t been nominated in the past, but anything where you’re getting super gussied up and wearing uncomfortable shoes and watching people make speeches hasn’t been my cup of tea. I’m legitimately excited, though.

    When you watch an award show at home, are you reverent about it, or do you make snarky comments?
    A combination of the two. I generally watch it with friends, and we wear sweatpants and eat a lot of food. It’s my ideal way to enjoy an award show. I’m never jealous of the people who are there in uncomfortable clothing and restrictive ensembles.

    You’re a fan of the “Real Housewives” series, correct?
    I am. Finally, someone who knows something important about me.

    Why do you think they have continually been denied Emmys?
    That’s a wonderful question. Clearly they all deserve Emmys for those riveting performances as normal human beings. I find reality television to be so delectable. I cannot even fully express how much it means to me.

    Why is that?
    It’s this idea of taking a somewhat normal human being and then putting them on this frying pan of fame. In real time, you can watch fame ruin somebody and makes them go insane.

    “Masters of Sex” is set in the sexually repressed 1950s, and yet it doesn’t seem that far removed from today.
    That’s the main thing I’ve learned from doing this show. On the surface, yes, we’ve come a great distance from the 1950s. You can see sexual imagery everywhere you look. Just flipping through your channels, you’re inundated with it. That said, the discussions about sex still come with uncomfortable giggles. But it’s become part of my job to have conversations like that.

    Since doing the show, are you more comfortable talking about sex? Are you more likely to be the one who says something like, “Hey, let’s talk about dildos”?
    Yeah, I mean, that’s pretty much how I start the majority of my conversations — “Hey, let’s talk about dildos” — especially around the Hanukkah table. I think people might be surprised. It’s as if people thought “Sex and the City” created this idea of girls out to brunch with each other, speaking very explicitly about sex. That has been going on well before that show, and will go on until the end of time.

    If you become a parent, how are you going to approach the subject of sex education with your kids?
    I think I’ll go old-school and tell them that if they masturbate they’ll go blind. That to kiss anybody other than your husband on your wedding day is terribly sinful. I plan to shame my children into remaining virgins for the rest of their lives.

    In your coming film, “The Interview,” you play a C.I.A. agent, which is something you seriously considered as an actual career choice.
    I have a habit of getting very obsessive about one thing, but it usually lasts no more than three days. The C.I.A. thing went on for longer, but my serious consideration was limited to doing an online application for the C.I.A. I poured my heart and soul into it and never heard back from them, so that’s where that story ends.

    What did you think was involved with being a spy? Were you basing it on movies?
    One hundred percent on movies, and not even James Bond movies. Like, “True Lies.” I wanted to be some combination of a C.I.A. agent and a hit man.

    And be best buddies with Tom Arnold?
    That goes without saying. You need a funny guy in the van, right?

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    One of the benefits of being discovered on a hit TV show is that a chance at a significant movie career is usually in the cards. Actually, it usually only occurs with talent on show that hits the pop culture lexicon. In this case, "Game of Thrones."

    Sophie Turner has spent the last four years on "GoT" playing Sansa Stark and as any loyal viewer can tell you, she's been put through the ringer. She's seen her father beheaded (poor Ned), been engaged to a mad king against her will, was almost raped and then forced to marry the show's most popular character, Lord Tyrion (Peter Dinklage), who doesn't happen to be that popular in King's Landing. Those key dramatic moments, among others, is just one reason Turner has come to the attention of casting directors, producers, international financiers and movie directors. She's got talent that's ready to be explored in other projects. The first of those new films, "Another Me," hits theaters in select markets today, but let's get to what all "GoT" fans want to hear about first: season five.

    Turner spoke to HitFix Thursday from Belfast where she's in the middle of shooting the current "GoT" season. She's expected to continue production until the middle of December, but notes " I mean it's very unpredictable because there are so many parts on 'Game of Thrones.' If someone gets injured? The schedule can just like totally flip and I could be shooting a lot longer or a lot shorter."

    The 18-year-old actress obviously wasn't going to spill specific details about the upcoming stretch, but did discuss how she's stopped reading the novels in preparing for each new season.

    "I kind of read the 'Game of Thrones' books as the seasons [went on]," Turner says, "But now that the storyline and scripts are kind of going away from the books I decided I'm just going to read the scripts so I don't get confused and read the books later."

    As for where Ms. Stark will end up Turner sounded quite excited about her character's new direction. More importantly, she thinks viewers will be too.

    "'Game of Thrones' is so unpredictable and it was a big surprise what is happening to her this season," Turner says. "I am so excited because it gives me the opportunity to work with new people and it goes in a completely different direction. I think the fans will really like where her storyline is going this season."

    The point of the interview, however, way to discuss "Another Me" and Turner is clearly proud of her work in Isabel Coixet's thriller. Based on a novel by Cathy MacPhail, the movie finds Turner playing Fay, a teenager in suburban Wales who is trying to juggle the pressures of school with a her father's debilitating illness. As time passes a number of events occur that makes her think someone is following, impersonating or playing mind games with her. What she's unaware of is that dear old dad (Rhys Ifans) knows exactly what's going on and doesn't have the heart to tell her.

    "Me" premiered at the 2013 Rome Film Festival this past November and has been released in Italy and Spain. It also features an intriguing cast including Claire Forlani as her mother, Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Fay's drama teacher and Geraldine Chaplin as a very strange neighbor.

    Turner says she was thrilled to play a part where she could wear modern clothes and actually be comfortable in them. She bluntly admits, "Not have your breathing affected by your clothes is a big bonus apparently. It was really nice actually."

    (Note to "GoT" costumers: Perhaps we should loosen up Ms. Turner's bodices a bit?)

    She also adds, "It was really nice to be in a world which was very similar to my own and I think she's a relatable character anyway. So, the thing about this film is that everything came pretty easy to me. Just because you're not living in Medieval Times with dragons around and White Walkers. It was nice to have something you could relate to."

    Considering it seems somewhat aimed for teenagers, "Me" gets much darker as it goes on and features a slightly unexpected ending. Turner, somewhat surprisingly, says they never shot alternate endings and it was always going to be the same as the novel.

    "It's a Young Adult book. It can't be as brutal as 'Game of Thrones' and then it flips on its head again," Turner says. "That's why I was drawn to the story and the script. It was unpredictable. Maybe I'm just a sucker for a sad ending."

    While "Me" took up her "GoT" break almost two years ago, she went in a completely different direction over her last offseason. In the action comedy "Barely Lethal" Turner plays Heather, the arch enemy of Megan (Hailee Steinfeld), a teenage assassin who wants to quite the killing business and just live a normal life. The movie was Turner's first production in the United States and she enjoyed Atlanta for a reason only those who have worked on or visited sets in Europe can understand.

    "Oh my god I loved it. You guys have the best craft service," Turner says laughing. "You have trucks full of food. You had a mac and cheese truck and it was amazing."

    (She's not kidding. The food served on most UK sets is worse than you could imagine - most of the time.)

    "Lethal" also features Jessica Alba, Jamie King and Samuel L. Jackson. The independently financed flick is still looking for distribution in he U.S., but its expected to be released sometime next year.

    Turner's upcoming "Thrones" break will be spent shooting the recently announced "Mary Shelley's Monster" alongside "War Horse" star Jeremy Irvine. It will be directed by British TV veteran Coky Giedroyc and is said to follow the "young writer as she writes her seminal novel and is drawn into a Faustian bargain with her own 'monster' of an alter ego, who offers literary fame at a desperate personal cost." Take that for what you will. Needless to say, Turner is very much looking forward to it.

    "In some ways it is a lot like 'Another Me' because it toys with the idea of the subconscious and the conscious and another aspect of yourself," Turner says. "It is also kind of fantastical. It has a lot of relevance in there. It's very visual and it's not what a lot people will expect I think."

    For more on "Another Me" check out the trailer below.


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    Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland is not happy with a Thursday TMZ report claiming he is cooling his heels in jail on a $95,000 bond. He even said so in a video he posted on Facebook shortly after the story was published.

    Rather than being in jail, Weiland said, "I've actually been touring, writing and recording my new album."

    The gossip outlet claimed that Weiland had been in jail since July after he was arrested for shoplifting razors, and said that while police were searching him at that time, they found meth.

    Part of the story is somewhat true, police said. A man claiming to be Weiland was arrested July 26 on suspicion of shoplifting and officers did allegedly find a "controlled substance" on his person, they said. His bail was set at $20,000.

    But wait, it gets stranger: According to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Inmate Information Center website, there was a current inmate with the same name and birth date as Weiland.

    Turns out the inmate, identified as Jason Michael Hurley, 44, was able to trick police and jail staff into thinking he was the famous rocker, police said late Thursday night.

    The hoax went on for about four weeks before it was discovered Thursday, thanks to the real Weiland's video.

    The now properly identified inmate will most likely face charges of giving false information to officers, police said.

    Just how Hurley was able to trick police and jail staff is unclear, but he did have an upcoming court appearance Tuesday, according to records.

    The real Weiland is threatening TMZ with legal action for what he called "a lie."

    Attempts to reach TMZ for comment were unsuccessful.


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  • 08/22/14--12:45: 'Girls' Season 4 - Tease


    Are you a Hannah or a Marnie ontd?

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    John Lennon’s killer is up for parole for the eighth time — and for the eighth time, Yoko Ono is fighting his release.

    Mark David Chapman, serving a 20 year-to-life sentence at upstate Wende Correctional Facility for the Dec. 8, 1980, shooting of the Beatle, is awaiting his fate after being interviewed by state parole officials this week.

    A decision could be announced as early as Friday.

    It’s not expected he’ll be released.

    Chapman, 59, has had a clean prison record since 1994, but in the past the parole board has said his release would “undermine respect for the law.”

    Lennon’s widow Ono has opposed Chapman’s parole, saying it would leave her and Lennon’s two sons fearful and even put Chapman at risk of being attacked by fans of the slain icon.

    This time around, Ono submitted a letter reaffirming her statements in prior letters to the Parole Board, according to her lawyer, Jonas Herbsman.

    In previous hearings, Chapman has said he targeted Lennon because of his fame and a twisted belief that the rocker was a phony for living an elite lifestyle.

    He gunned down Lennon, 40, as the singer and Ono returned home to the landmark Dakota building facing Central Park after a late-night recording session.

    If denied release, Chapman would have to wait another two years to be eligible again.

    The once-portly killer is kept in protective custody against his will and works as an administrative clerk. He’s allowed out of his cell a minimum of three hours a day.

    He also is registered in the prison system’s “family reunion” program, which allows him conjugal visits with his wife, Gloria Hiroko Chapman, who married him 18 months before the murder, and visits with his stepfather. His wife lives in Hawaii and did not return a call for comment.

    Chapman in previous parole hearings said he’s found Jesus behind prison walls and is willing to pay for his crime in prison “however long it takes, forever.”

    He has said he killed Lennon for the notoriety, but now realizes “I became a murderer and murderers are not somebodies.”

    Chapman once angered Ono when he said he believed Lennon would have forgiven him.

    He also admitted to having eyed other targets, including Johnny Carson and Elizabeth Taylor, now both dead, if he hadn’t been able to get to Lennon.


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    EDMONTON – The Wolf of Wall Street has landed in Fort McMurray.

    Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, a leading man in Hollywood’s environmental movement, is in northern Alberta doing research for an upcoming project.

    “Leo is in town for a few days working on an environmental documentary,” a source close to DiCaprio said Thursday night. “He wanted to hear about and see — first-hand — the oilsands and their impact on the planet.”

    The visit comes a day after a short video narrated by DiCaprio was released on carbon pollution. The film, called Carbon, is part of a series of short films on climate change, with additional episodes released ahead of September’s U.N. Climate Summit in New York City.

    “We cannot sit idly by and watch the fossil fuel industry make billions at our collective expense,” DiCaprio says during his narration of the video, produced with support from a foundation he established to benefit humanitarian and environmental causes. “We must put a price on carbon — now.”

    The video does not attack the oilsands per se, although it does feature aerial footage shot in the region. Its primary purpose is to advocate for carbon taxes and for alternative forms of energy.

    “We must fight to keep this carbon in the ground,” DiCaprio says in the film. “If national governments won’t take any action, your community can.

    “We can move our economy town by town and state by state to renewable energy and a sustainable future.”
    The visit comes a day after a short video narrated by DiCaprio was released on carbon pollution. The film, called Carbon, is part of a series of short films on climate change, with additional episodes released ahead of September’s U.N. Climate Summit in New York City.

    “We cannot sit idly by and watch the fossil fuel industry make billions at our collective expense,” DiCaprio says during his narration of the video, produced with support from a foundation he established to benefit humanitarian and environmental causes. “We must put a price on carbon — now.”

    The video does not attack the oilsands per se, although it does feature aerial footage shot in the region. Its primary purpose is to advocate for carbon taxes and for alternative forms of energy.

    “We must fight to keep this carbon in the ground,” DiCaprio says in the film. “If national governments won’t take any action, your community can.

    “We can move our economy town by town and state by state to renewable energy and a sustainable future.”


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    Justin Bieber took his Can-Am Spyder into Bev Hills Thursday ... and when traffic got too congested for his taste, he maneuvered it onto the sidewalk where he rode illegally ... almost hitting someone.

    Watch the video closely ... you'll see Bieber comes off the sidewalk at an intersection, and comes close to creaming an elderly woman with a walker.

    He clearly doesn't care ... because seconds later he's rocking out to music as he waits at a light.

    BTW ... Bieber's on probation for the egg throwing incident, which means he's not allowed to violate any laws. Lucky for him ... no cops in sight.


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    Nick Cannon may have confirmed that he and wife Mariah Carey are "living in separate houses," but don't expect him to be revealing anything else about the couple's possible divorce.

    Carey, 45, has ordered her estranged husband not to discuss the split.

    According to TMZ, the couple's lawyers drafted a non-disclosure agreement, which prevents Cannon, 33, from revealing any info about the end of the marriage. The website claims that Nick was allowed to say he and the "Heartbreaker" singer were no longer living together, but that's it.

    What's more, if the America's Got Talent host does violate the terms of the agreement, he will face "severe financial penalties."

    Nick and Mariah, who got married in 2008 and have 3-year-old twins together, have allegedly already reached an agreement about their property and child custody.

    Mariah also stipulated that she can announce the official news of the divorce whenever and however she wants. Of course she can.


    lol finally

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    Daniel Radcliffe may have played a wizard, but when it comes to love, he isn’t exactly a believer in magic.

    "The idea that there is one person for everyone is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard. With almost seven billion people around the world, how could that even be possible?" he told Essential Homme magazine, and says that while his character Wallace in What If is an ultra-romantic, his outlook on love is a little more practical.


    "For me, love is just about being with somebody that makes you incredibly happy and that you want to spend your time with. Someone that, despite how long any day is, their presence immediately lifts your spirits. I don’t believe in fate or destiny."

    Well Daniel, in that case I’m hopelessly in love with my personal shopper and the man who doles out my trust fund checks. I like to think there’s a little bit more mystery to who we fall in love with, don’t you?

    Do you agree with oh-so-practical Dan that there could be millions of matches out there, not just one? Or have you watched so many rom-coms that you absolutely positively believe in The One?

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    Rihanna has topped nearly every “world’s sexiest woman” list but she think someone else should get the title.

    “Penelope Cruz is the shit,” Rihanna told the latest issue of Elle. "If I could wake up and look like her tomorrow, that would be great.” The 26-year-old singer also called Uma Thurman’s “Pulp Fiction” character Mia Wallace “gangsta. She’s epic. I’m going to do that bob again. Those bangs.”

    As for sexiest man, Rihanna’s answer was somewhat surprising. “Vince Vaughn,” she said. “He’s amazing. Fantastic.”

    The “Umbrella” singer also spilled her beauty secrets, admitting that, yes, she does have bad-face days. “When I feel like my skin has had it, I cut all the alcohol completely and overdo the water,” Rihanna told Elle. And when that’s not enough? “Mix moisturizer and a drop of foundation. That, some mascara, lipstick, and you’re good. And fix those brows,” she said.

    The Barbadian beauty rarely leaves home without lipstick. “It draws attention away from any flaws,” she said. “When someone is wearing lipstick, you just assume they’re wearing a full face of makeup.”

    Who would you want to look like ONTD?

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    for those who don't get it, 5SOS and demi are currently begging for votes on twitter for that lyric video vma.

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    Niecy Nash has just joined The Mindy Project and her role is so amazing, that we can't believe it's actually real. But it is!

    E! News has confirmed that the Reno 911! and Getting On comedy goddess will play Mindy Lahiri's nemesis this season. And here's the best part: She's a lesbian.

    Nash will play recurring character Dr. Jean Fishman, who is the new chief of Shulman & Associates' admitting hospital. She is described as a tough physician from Boston who is a take-no-prisoners type and puts up with no nonsense whatsoever.

    TVLine first reported this casting.


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    An elevator incident that almost eclipses Solange-gate! Pat O'Brien claims in his memoir I'll Be Right Back After This that Angelina Jolie once told him in an elevator that she was "really horny" and on a manhunt after splitting from Billy Bob Thornton in 2002.
    In a snippet of the tell-all, obtained by the Daily Mail, the former Access Hollywood host claims the elevator run-in with Jolie occurred over a decade ago at Beverly Hills hotel L'Ermitage. "I said, 'What's up baby?'” O'Brien recalled of bumping into the Oscar winner. Jolie's response? "I'm trying to find this guy I kind of know because I'm really horny right now.'" Seemingly unfazed, O'Brien writes, "I joked that she had my number and we laughed."
    Aside from that reportedly amazing moment, the memoir also details the time Jolie's dad Jon Voight pleaded to O'Brien, during an interview with Access Hollywood in 2002, for his estranged daughter to seek help for her "serious mental problems."
    The TV host says Voight told him during a coffee meeting, "I want to talk to you about my daughter. I'm brokenhearted. That's the reason I'm here. I feel I can trust you as a journalist."
    O'Brien's book, which is available now, also touches upon his past substance abuse issues.


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