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    Mods ignore the other post lol


    This adorable Queen!

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    let's talk about this mess of a two hour episode. gemma ~talking~ to tara at the kitchen sink was too much to handle

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    Ladies, gentlemen and Housewives, we have a winner! After six rounds of heated competition, which whittled the race from 64 ladies to just two finalists, we've finally learned who the ultimate star of The Real Housewives franchise is!

    In the final round, it was Real Housewives of Orange County newbie Shannon Beador up against original New Jersey star Caroline Manzo, who landed her own spinoff, Manzo'd With Children.

    Hundreds of thousands of you voted all weekend, and now, we can finally reveal the winner of our Best Housewife Ever tournament is Shannon Beador!

    While she only joined Orange County this season, Beador, who has three daughters with her husband, David, quickly became a fan favorite, and a much-needed breath of fresh air in long-running series.

    Beador, who won with 59 percent of the votes, posted a thank you note to all of her fans on Twitter, writing, "I am so thankful for everyone who has voted for me in the last few weeks! Completely overwhelming! I ♥you all!!! You rock!!!"

    Congratulations, Shannon, one of the realest Real Housewives to grace our screens in a very long time!

    Terry Dubrow Quitting Real Housewives Of Orange County; Says Heather Might Leave Too!

    Real Housewives Of Orange County is currently casting – even though ratings were excellent this year and it’s said that all the women have been asked to return. Next season they’ll be missing Terry!

    After taking their turn as the villains, professional elitists with overly-high opinions of themselves,Terry and Heather are super unhappy with the show that elevated their careers and essentially made them famous. And now Terry is issuing the old “editing made me look bad!” complaints! Because of this, Terry says he quit! He also silences those rumors that Tamra Barney was fired!

    Terry states there is absolutely no truth to allegations that Tamra is leaving because she’s boring, mean, and fake. “They wouldn’t fire her because Tamra is real,” Terry explains. "Tamra is honest. She brings what is real in her mind and her heart.”

    Terry clarifies Housewives are let-go when they “self-edit” and stop “putting their real personalities out there.”

    As for his RHOC career, Terry is completely done after he was edited last season. Terry and Heather had serious issues with Shannon and her husband David, Heather faced major backlash for her treatment of Shannon and for being condescending and unable to accept or issue apologies. Terry, on the other hand, made a big deal about nothing – and made snarky comments about David’s career in construction.

    Terry tells RumorFix, “Hell no! No way” he’d return to RHOC after being misrepresented, but Heather is still “on the fence.” Heather alluded in her last blog that she might be done.

    I guess now that Terry has success with Botched, he’s over Housewives. But is Heather? That acting career still hasn’t taken off!

    Kathy's Book Signing Draws Kevin Jonas!

    Would you ever imagine one of Bravo’s Housewives being a friend with a boy band member?

    But, The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Kathy Wakile drew quite the crowd Monday night at the launch party for her first cookbook Indulge. And we had to do a double take when we saw Kevin Jonas from the Jonas Brothers at the event.

    The book features tons of dessert recipes, which makes sense since she has featured her desserts numerous times on the reality show show. Kathy celebrated her book launch at Shadowboxers Bar in New York City. It was a small event filled with Kathy’s closest friends and family — our Real Mr. Housewife was also in attendance.

    Party goers were treated to hand passed appetizers, cocktails, and tons of samples of Kathy’s desserts.

    Books were given out and signed, along with a box that you could fill with Kathy’s dessert samples and take home. What’s next for Kathy? Her husband Richard Wakile told RumorFix he will be working on an appetizer cookbook next, because appetizers and desserts are her favorite foods!

    Teresa and Joe Giudice Trying to Sell Their Mansion for $4 Million?

    Teresa and Joe Giudice are facing potential jail time after pleading guilty to multiple counts of fraud. By all reports it seems very likely that Joe, at least, will spend time behind bars. So, is it time for the fam to downsize their lavish lifestyle? It looks like it, because according to TMZ, the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars are trying to sell their massive Jersey mansion!

    TMZ notes that the couple have listed their mansion, for $3.99 million bucks. That sounds like a lot, but on the other hand the house is 10,000 square feet. It was 5,000 square feet when the Giudices bought it back in 2002 for $530k, but they've doubled the square footage with renovations.

    TMZ also reports that the property was valued at about $1.2 million in 2012. If the $3.99 million number is right, we guess the Giudices think — or at least hope — they can get a lot more than that for it now.

    We can't say we're shocked by this news. Teresa has talked on the show about potentially having to downsize in light of her legal trouble. Joe faces between 37 and 46 months in prison, while Tre could be put away for up to 27 months, though she could also be allowed probation instead.

    sources: WetPaint, RumorFix, RealityTea, Eonline

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    (In this post I will be bolding my favorite lines from the Daily Mail, insulting people and making bad puns)

    To think he used to be so cute! Sixth Sense child star Haley Joel Osment films scenes as greasy Nazi for new film Yoga Hosers

    He shot to fame as the adorable boy psychic in The Sixth Sense.

    But Haley Joel Osment was completely unrecognisable as he played a greasy haired Nazi on the set of his new film Yoga Hosers in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

    The Oscar nominated actor seems to have piled on the pounds for the role, and was spotted waddling to his soapbox as he got ready to shoot scenes in the Downtown area.

    A Nazi piece of work: Former child star Haley Joel Osment was unrecognisable as he filmed scenes for Yoga Hosers in Los Angeles on Tuesday

    If anything, the 26-year-old seems to have become an even better actor with age, looking thoroughly despicable as he gave a speech in front of a collage glorifying the Holocaust.

    Kevin Smith is directing the picture, which is being billed as a female led action film.

    In a stunning display of Hollywood nepotism, Johnny Depp is starring in the movie alongside his daughter Lily-Rose, while Smith's own child Harley Quinn is also playing a main character.

    The corny tale
    sees the girls play 15-year-old yoga enthusiasts who work at a convenience store in Manitoba, Canada.

    Method actor: The dedicated star seems to have piled on the pounds for his latest silver screen turn

    Jew must be kidding: His character was glorifying the holocaust in the shock scene

    What would Bruce Willis say: It is unlikely his old co-star could pull off such a transformation

    Playing to the gallery: He seemed to be trying to get his point across to this unimpressed extra

    They end up teaming up with Johnny's 'legendary' man-hunter Guy Lapointe when an an ancient evil rises to threaten the world once more.

    Haley certainly did not need any help in becoming a big time child star in his own right.

    After starting his career in a Pizza Hut commercial he appeared in a slew of show's before beating off stiff competition to win his breakthrough part as Cole Sear in The Sixth Sense, in which he spoke to an unknowingly dead detective played by Bruce Willis throughout.

    At the age of just 11 he was nominated for a best supporting actor for his turn, and made further acclaimed apperances in films such as Steven Spielberg's Artificial Intelligence: A.I, Pay It Forward and Secondhand Lions, before taking a break to focus on his education.

    Suit you sir: At least his character was wearing a snazzy suit and tie for his appearance

    Showman: He seemed to really be getting into his role as he delivered his lines for the Kevin Smith film

    IMDB for Yoga Hosers

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    So I searched the phrase on that banner and it appears to be some sort of old Canadian political party based in antisemitism, called the National Unity Party. The leader was Adrien Arcand who has a mustache like Osment does but is a bit....slimmer. Not saying that is who he is playing I'm just pointing that out...also I want to talk about how crazy that Arcand guy seems. He really thought Hitler would succeed and take over Canada as well. He was arrested for plotting to overthrow the state in the 40s, but was then almost elected to the Canadian House of Commons with 39% of the vote in the 50s.

    idk, fun facts.

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    Your Internet won't be any slower than usual on Wednesday, but it might look like it is. Top sites on the Internet, including Netflix and Reddit, will be displaying a constant "loading" symbol -- the so-called "loading pinwheel" or, alternately, the Spinning Wheel of Death.

    It's part of a protest called "Internet Slowdown Day," a push against the U.S. government's support for so-called Internet fast lanes.

    The Federal Communications Commission in May proposed allowing broadband providers to charge companies like Amazon and Netflix for prioritized access to consumers. The proposal is now open for public comment and could be changed before a final vote to implement it.

    As part of the Internet Slowdown Day protest, the websites will also include a prompt to contact your lawmakers about the FCC proposal.

    "It's always hard to explain complicated topics to a lot of people, and the FCC made it harder by trying to fool the public into thinking their proposal was real net neutrality, when it was actually what the cable and phone lobbyists always asked for," said organizer David Segal, executive director of civil liberties group Demand Progress and a former Rhode Island state representative.

    Net neutrality refers to the principle that high-speed Internet providers should treat all types of Web content equally, which led to a set of rules the FCC approved in 2010, designed to keep the companies that hold the keys to the Web from playing favorites.

    Sites including Netflix, Reddit, Vimeo, Etsy, Upworthy and Digg plan to take part in this week's demonstration, which will last from midnight Wednesday to midnight Thursday.Broadband Internet providers, many of them cable companies, argue that as businesses providing a service, they have a right to charge websites. Netflix accounts for around a third of data consumption online during peak hours, and Internet providers say the company should therefore help foot the bill for delivery.

    But those fees would be easier to absorb for the Web's biggest, and richest, sites, activists say. Smaller, less profitable sites would have a tough time competing. Segal said altering the FCC plan is an uphill battle, but he's optimistic. "We can never ever underestimate the power of cable and phone companies in D.C., but we definitely have a shot of winning," he said. "We have the momentum and are building impressive support in the public, industry, and policymakers."

    "The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis"

    Source / Join The Battle

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    Disney’s Coast Guard drama “The Finest Hours” is set to begin production, and has added Holliday Grainger in the female lead role opposite Chris Pine, Kyle Gallner, and Casey Affleck, the studio announced today.

    Based on the 2009 non-fiction book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias, the film is set in 1952 and tells the true story of the US Coast Guard’s heroic rescue mission after a massive storm hits the New England coast, causing two oil tankers to collide and endanger the lives of the crew members. Craig Gillespie will direct the film.

    Grainger, an alum of Showtime’s “The Borgias,” also starred in Mike Newell’s adaptation of “Great Expectations” opposite Jeremy Irvine and will next be see in TIFF premiere “The Riot Club” with Max Irons and Sam Claflin. She recently wrapped filming on “Tulip Fever” opposite Alicia Vikander and Dane DeHaan and is attached to play “Lady Chatterly’s Lover” in a BBC miniseries opposite Richard Madden.


    Slowly but surely she is making her way into major motion pictures!

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    Ridley Scott is producing

    Fresh off strong reviews from her role in Beyond the Lights at the Toronto Film Festival, Gugu Mbatha-Raw has closed a deal to star opposite Will Smith in the NFL concussion drama.

    The untitled Sony project is based on the GQ article "Game Brain" by Jeanne Marie Laskas. Described as a whistleblower tale, it follows the doctor (Smith) who discovered that major head injuries and life-long debilitating problems were facing NFL players because of repeated concussions.

    Peter Landesman wrote the script and will direct. Ridley Scott, Giannina Facio and Michael Schaefer are producing for Scott Free, while David Wolthoff, Elizabeth Cantillon and Larry Shuman are also producing. Hannah Minghella and Jonathan Kadin are overseeing for the studio.

    Mbatha-Raw starred as a music superstar in Beyond the Lights, which just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. She recently wrapped filming on The Whole Truth, starring Keanu Reeves. Her previous credits include Odd Thomas, Larry Crowne and the TV series Touch. She's repped by CAA, Curtis Brown Group and Authentic Talent and Literary Management.


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    "No Delete" has been deleted.

    A Florida gallery has pulled the plug on the planned art exhibit by the artist XVALA that was to feature the hacked nude photos of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Upton, and many other leading Hollywood ladies.

    The St. Petersburg-based Cory Allen Contemporary Art gallery made headlines last week when it announced it would launch the so-called "No Delete" collection featuring the salacious stolen images, prompting a flood of negative press and criticism.

    Both the Los Angeles based XVALA (real name, Jeff Hamilton; who previously made waves in 2007 for framing a photo of Britney Spears with a shaved head and in 2012 for making a sculpture of Steve Jobs using garbage collected from the late tech genius's home) and Allen cited the persuasive online petitions and "mixed responses" about the exploitation of women as the reasoning for the about-face.

    "It was inspiring to see people take action through a petition, signing their name and not just commenting on a thread," said Cory Allen.

    "It wasn't just about being 'hacked' images anymore, but now presented in the media as stolen property," said XVALA. "People were identifying with Jennifer Lawrence's and Kate Upton's victimization, much more than I had anticipated, which is powerfully persuasive."

    "This concept was always about self-examination in our current culture," he continued. "Why we feel the need to know and cross the lines of other individual's privacy."

    Of course, there are also legal issues. The FBI has launched a criminal investigation into the hack attack, and several of the celebrities, led by Lawrence, have also vowed to pursue all legal avenues.

    Last week, Yahoo Celebrity spoke with intellectual property attorney Peter Toren, who predicted the exhibit would never come to fruition.

    "Copyright violation. You can't do that. The wrath of Jennifer Lawrence's attorneys is going to come down on them."

    In place of the planned exhibit, XVALA says he'll reconfigure his show to feature his own life-size nude selfies.

    "No Delete" in its new incarnation will open at CACA's The Showroom on Oct. 30.


    wtf was he thinking? glad that the petition worked, and that JLaw can afford the lawyers to shut this shit down

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    Craig Ferguson has congratulated James Corden on becoming the next host of The Late Late Show on CBS.

    It was confirmed on Monday (September 8) that Corden will take over the late-night series when Ferguson leaves after Christmas.

    Ferguson reacted to CBS's announcement on The Late Late Show by placing a picture of Corden on his set's mantle in place of a Justin Bieber photograph.

    "It was announced today that James Corden [will take over The Late Late Show]. He's British - he's very, very good... We're out of here, buddy," Ferguson then told his robot skeleton sidekick Geoff Peterson.

    He added: "Congratulations to James!"

    Ferguson has hosted The Late Late Show since January 2005, following in the footsteps of Craig Kilborn and Tom Snyder.

    CBS boss Nina Tassler has hailed the hiring of Corden for The Late Late Show, calling him a cross between Fred Astaire and Jack Black.

    Fellow CBS series The Late Show will also undergo a major change in 2015 as Stephen Colbert replaces the retiring David Letterman.

    video at the source

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    Now that Teen Wolf season 4 is done and dusted, it's time for some spoilers on season 5!

    Creator Jeff Davis tells all:

    Will we see the Argents again?

    We’ll see. Next season is very much up in the air. And to be honest, getting through this season was such an unbelievable challenge that we’re glad to just have a break and not think anymore and wait for new ideas to come to us. So we’re trying not to talk too much about season 5 until we actually sit back in the writers’ room and get to it. The funny thing is that really, when we said yes to 24 episodes for season 3, we had no idea that we’d actually have an even shorter amount of time to get on to the next 12 of season 4. We actually only had six weeks in between production cycles, and that was unbelievably challenging, so it was more like we did 36 episodes straight.

    The Desert Wolf...

    We’re definitely going to be working on that storyline next season. And Shelley Hennig has turned out to be such a great addition to the cast. She’s so funny. She’s had some of my favorite funny moments this season.

    Will we find out what Deputy Parrish is?

    Oh yes. Yeah, you will find out, and it will be a big part of the storyline.

    Ryan Kelley (who plays Parrish) further added more thought for theory..

    I did have the opportunity to find out what Parrish is, though. I had a sit-down with [creator] Jeff [Davis], and he asked me if I wanted to know, and I said, “Of course! Please, please, please.” I could tell he was super hesitant, so I was like, “Wait, do you want to tell me? Or are you just doing this because you feel bad for me?” He said, “I don’t really want to tell you, but I will if you want me to.” So I decided to wait. I had the opportunity, but I was too big of a baby. I could see he was struggling with it in his mind, so I said, “I’ll just let Jeff do Jeff. He can work his magic.”

    I was almost 99 percent sure I was a hunter in Season 3, so things can definitely change. One of the big theories people seem to be latching onto is that he’s a phoenix, just because of the ashes and the fire. I will tell you I don’t personally think he’s a phoenix, but I could be wrong. I don’t think it’s that simple, it just can’t be.

    Lydia & Parrish romance?

    Ryan Kelley revealed:

    In the realm of Teen Wolf, anything is possible. And there’s definitely chemistry there; we’ve had some pretty cool scenes together. Whether it ends up being romantic, or just a friendship where he’s intrigued by her, we’re not quite sure yet.

    More Braedon?

    ’d love her to come back, and that’s kind of why we tied her into the whole desert wolf mystery. I love Meagan Tandy so much; she’s such an awesome girl. I think she’s really stepped up this season. It’s funny. We just had her finale screening on Saturday night, and I got to meet her parents and her parents were so proud. So Braeden’s definitely going to play a bigger part

    Teen Wolf will return for its fith season in 2015!


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    She's my guardian angel! Hilary Duff reveals radio host Sophie Monk saved her after she was involved in a hit-and-run in Los Angeles

    They famously became friends when they dated Madden brothers Joel and Benji in 2006.
    But it seems Hilary Duff, 26, and 34-year-old Sophie Monk's friendship runs much deeper than that, as the Texan pop star says the radio host saved her after she was involved in a hit-and-run in Los Angeles.

    In Australia, promoting her latest single All About You, the American beauty revealed the details of the incident in an interview with 2DayFM's breakfast show hosts Jules Lund, Merrick Watts and, of course, Sophie.

    'I had a car accident and Sophie comes out of nowhere, on a rainy day in LA, like an angel,' said the A Cinderella Story star in the chat which will air on Wednesday.
    'This girl hit me, she rear-ended me, and tried to run. And Sophie took her (own) car and blocked her off.

    'I'm like "Sophie?" and she's like, "Oh my God, Hilary!"'
    Meanwhile, quick-thinking Sophie rushed to her friend's rescue preventing the driver from leaving the scene and taking down the number plate.
    The bubbly blonde who performed on Monday night's X Factor Australia went on to admit that her driving prowess leaves a little to be desired.

    'I've had a few (accidents), mostly with my own house though. So that’s a good thing, it’s always best when there is only one person involved.
    'I've hit my garage a few times. Sometimes I've pulled in too tight. I've always had a big car so I've pulled in and scratched it, things like that.'
    Meanwhile, Sophie was clearly pleased to be back with her good pal, uploading a picture of the pair together, which she captioned: '@hilaryduff is possibly the sweetest person in the world! I would eat her if I knew how many calories she was.'


    I am... the elusive walking chanteuse


    Slay us with your high-pitched and silverly vocals, queen <3

    More @ Source

    Hilary Duff being interviewed

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    Hilary Duff Addresses Aaron Carter’s Undying Love
    BuzzFeed asked Hilary: “Aaron Carter keeps declaring his love for you, how do you feel about it?”

    Remember when Hilary Duff and Aaron Carter were a thing?
    Here they were adorable
    They were the tween-dream power couple of the early noughties. And their break-up was felt worldwide. But then Aaron Carter started declaring his undying love for Hilary this year, and things got so weird.
    Here’s what he said…
    >> Don't be that stupid douche that loses the love of your life forever.. Like me...
    When a fan asked him if he was talking about Hilary, he replied “Sure am!”
    >> I'll spend the rest of my life trying to better myself to get back to her. I don't care what ANY of you think.

    Today, BuzzFeed met with Hilary in Sydney.
    And then we asked the big question: “Aaron Carter keeps declaring his love for you, how do you feel about it?”

    Hilary:“*laughs* I was not expecting this question. He does, I keep seeing that, that he keeps doing that. I don’t know how I feel. I mean, that was so long ago, and obviously I’m still married, and I have a baby and we kind of just…
    BuzzFeed: “… Don’t know each other?”
    Hilary: “Yeah, don’t know each other… so… yeah.”
    BuzzFeed: “So it’s just weird.”
    Hilary: “*laughs* You said it, not me!”
    Soz, Aaron.


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  • 09/10/14--05:10: BGC 13: Redemption Trailer

  • The moment you've been waiting for is here... #BGCRedemption premieres Oct. 7th at 8/7c only on Oxygen!

    With an ALL-STAR cast including Camilla (BGC 8), Danni (BGC 8), Jada (BGC 12), Judi (BGC 7), Julie (BGC 9), Natalie (BGC 4), Redd (BGC 12), Rocky (BGC 10) & Sarah (BGC 12).

    HD quality @ the source

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  • 09/10/14--05:11: Lilo rehearsing for STP
  • First pictures of Lindsay Lohan rehearsing for the play 'Speed-the-Plow'


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    She looks pretty good imo
    i hope she doesn't fuck this up

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    Britney Spears is lookin' for love.
    The newly single pop princess recently broke up with her boyfriend of about 18 months David Lucado after he was apparently caught on tape making out with another woman.
    "Well, by now everyone knows my boyfriend cheated on me," Spears said during her Las Vegas show shortly after the split. "But the best part of breaking up is going on first dates."
    She added, "OMG, OMG, I need a hot guy. Where are the hot guys here tonight?"
    So what's Brit's idea of a perfect first date?
    "The perfect first date is going to the beach and having a picnic and going home and watching a really cool movie and then a great first kiss," she told me exclusively today at the launch of her Intimate Britney Spears lingerie line at the New York Public Library.
    So sweet, don't ya think?

    In much steamier news, the lingerie launch today included a presentation on stage of about a dozen looks from the collection, which ranged from innocent looking silk pajamas to much friskier barely there thongs and bras.

    "I feel very empowered," Spears said of wearing the line. "I feel sensual and I feel sexy. And it's for all different types of sizes, for big women or small women. There's a variety."

    The collection has been in the making for about two years, but Spears has been thinking about it for over a decade after a visit to a lingerie boutique in London. "It's something I'm very passionate about," Spears said. "The colors are very neutral and natural and feminine and very cool."

    What else did I learn from talking to Britney?
    She wants to do more movies, her next album will come out in a year or two ("I'm taking it very slow," she said) and she wants work with Katy Perry again.
    The two had a small collaboration when Perry provided some secret background tracks on "Ooh La La," Spears' song on the Smurfs 2 soundtrack.
    "I think she's just electric," Spears said of the "Firework" singer. "Her hair is always a different color. She's so flamboyant. I love that energy. I think it's contagious."
    Spears jetted back to her residency in Las Vegas after the Intimate event. She also has some planning to do because her sons' birthdays are coming up on Sept. 12—Sean turns 9 and Jayden will be 8.
    "They're great," she said of her boys. "We're doing a huge skateboarding party."


    How would your ideal first date be?

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    Xavier Dolan -- hot off Cannes hit "Mommy," which made its Toronto premiere today to an incredibly rapturous response -- has some big news about his follow-up: Jessica Chastain has joined Dolan's "The Death and Life of John F. Donovan," the director's first English language feature.

    Dolan and Chastain are both at the Toronto Film Festival right now with a variety of projects. Dolan is as noted bringing his Cannes hit "Mommy" back home and also world premiering his starring role in Charles Binamé's "Elephant Song." Chastain is here with Liv Ullman's "Miss Julie," her latest starring role in what will clearly be a very prolific year for the actress ("The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby," "Interstellar" and "A Most Violent Year" are all expected in theaters by the end of December). And now it's official the two will be collaborating on Dolan's next directorial effort, which Dolan describes as "the story of an American movie star with everything working out for him who has a secretive correspondence with an 11 year old in London."

    "It was this friend of mine -- a journalist -- who had brought to my attention that Jessica Chastain had seen 'Mommy' in Cannes and had liked it and tweeted about it," Dolan said. "I went back and scrolled down the tweets and there was this lovely tweet where Jessica was saying that she had liked 'Mommy.'"

    Clearly, that love has gone a long way.

    "It dawned on me that I should ask Jessica about playing the 'villain' role in 'John F. Donovan,'" Dolan said. "There is this character of the editor-in-chief of a gossip magazine. The movie really is a satire of the business -- more dramatic than humorous. And there's this antagonistic figure that wants to ruin the lives of ever star, especially that of the lead character. And I reached out to Jessica and she read the script. She loved it, and we got along like hotcakes. That's basically it. I can already foresee all the pleasure we'll have working together."

    We can already foresee the pleasure we'll have watching their efforts. "The Death and Life of John F. Donovan" will start shooting in 2015 in Montreal, New York, Miami, England and Eastern Europe.

    A match made in Cannes heaven.


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    When One Direction announced the title and release date of their fourth album, FOUR (due Nov. 17 on SYCO/Columbia Records), they did so with a twist. To celebrate the occasion on Monday, the pop group gifted their fans with a free download song, "Fireproof," from the upcoming album. The catch? It was only available for 24 hours, and only from

    Columbia says that 1.1 million downloads of "Fireproof" -- which is not the lead single from FOUR -- were generated in the 24-hour span, worldwide. It's unusual for an A-list act to give away a track in this way, so there are few comparables. That said, it's worth noting that industry sources say a typical free single of the week in the U.S. iTunes Store generates around 300,000 downloads, on average.

    In addition, Twitter reports that there were 1.7 million tweets about "Fireproof" on Sept. 8 through 6 p.m. At its high point, the topic was generating 5,369 tweets per minute. All that chatter helped drive "Fireproof" to No. 1 on the realtime Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart, where it spent about eight hours locked in the top slot.

    Columbia also notes that FOUR has been doing brisk business with pre-orders via the iTunes Store. It has topped 67 of the merchant's country-specific album lists, according to the label. A year ago, when One Direction's last album, Midnight Memories, became available to pre-order (on Sept. 9, 2013), it led 39 iTunes territories.

    All of this buzz could lead to One Direction scoring its fourth consecutive No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, when FOUR is released in November. It would follow their chart-toppers Up All Night, Take Me Home (both released in 2012) and Midnight Memories. Combined, the three titles have sold 5.4 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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    At times, the eagle eyed film enthusiast could be forgiven for thinking that there were about four composers scoring high profile films. Hans Zimmer scored five films last year, and four films this year. Alexandre Desplat managed six in 2013, and five in 2014, while Christophe Beck topped both with seven last year, and six in 2014. Once you're in demand, you're really in demand, and the top tier of movies is very much dominated by established figures to the extent that up-and-comers must feel that it's impossible to break through.

    But break through they continue to do, and there's a steady stream of exciting musical talent composing terrific work, mostly through the indie world, ensuring that new movies sound as fresh as they look. To pick up our ongoing On The Rise series of ascending stars, which started last week with cinematographers, we've picked out a dozen young composers who've tickled our eardrums in the last year or so. In 2013, one of our picks, Steven Price, went on to win the Academy Award for "Gravity," so we're certainly expecting big things from this year's graduates in the next twelve months or so. You can take a look, and a listen, at our choices below.

    Devonte Hynes

    Watching the hotly-tipped dance-punk/hip-hop/thrash band Test Icicles, a group only marginally better than their name, back in 2005, a number of things went through our head. None of them were "less than a decade from now, one of the guys in this band will be scoring a film by a member of the Coppola family." And yet when Devonte Hynes wrote the excellent soundtrack to Gia Coppola's "Palo Alto" last year, that's exactly what happened. When the band split in 2006, Hynes, who was born in Texas but raised in East London, commented, "We were never, ever that keen on the music. I understand that people liked it, but we personally didn't." And his dizzylingly diverse subsequent career has backed that up: his first post-Test Icicles project, under the name Lightspeed Champion, was a lovely country-rock record featuring a number of Bright Eyes collaborators. Another followed in 2010, before two more as another incarnation, Blood Orange, which went in a slightly more electronic-tinged direction (last year's Cupid Deluxe is his best work to date). But he was enormously busy beyond that as a songwriter for hire, racking up credits for Florence And The Machine, The Chemical Brothers, some unused Britney Spears tracks, and perhaps most notably, for his friend Solange Knowles, sister of Beyoncé: their collaboration "Losing You" is one of the best pop songs in recent memory. Until last year, his major contribution to the soundtrack world had been duetting with Kristen Wiig on the end-credits song for "MacGruber," but Gia Coppola was a fan of Hynes' eariler records, and sought him out when making her first feature, a dreamy adaptation of James Franco's short story collection. Hynes' woozy, hugely atmospheric work, reminiscent of Air's work on auntie Sofia's debut "The Virgin Suicides" while beating out its own chilly, industrial path, is one of the best elements of the film, and we can only hope there's more to come from him in the movie world.

    Mica Levi

    Last time Jonathan Glazer made a film —2004's fascinating, beguiling "Birth"— it came complete with maybe the finest score of the decade, via Alexandre Desplat's unforgettable work. So hopes were high when Glazer returned nine years later with "Under The Skin," but rather than reteaming with the ever-busy Desplat, or finding another A-list composer to work with, he instead gave the job to a then-25-year-old first-time film composer named Mica Levi. But there was no reason to doubt the resuts, as Levi knocked it out of the park. Classically trained at London's Guildhall (one of her pieces was performed by the London Philarmonic Orchestra in 2008), Levi actually came to fame first as a DJ, through a mixtape known as Filthy Friends, then as the frontwoman of indie-pop band Micachu And The Shapes, whose 2009 record Jewellery was one of the most acclaimed of that year. The band's 2011 follow-up Chopped & Screwed, which rearranged the first album as a live collaboration with the London Sinfonietta, was brought to Glazer's attention by his music supervisor, and Levi came on board the film in April 2012, spending nearly a year working on her compositions. Written and recorded principally on viola, rather than the home-made instruments of the Micachu & The Shapes records, and influenced by Iannis Xenaxis, John Cage, and, in her words, "strip-club music and euphoric dance" it's astonishing stuff: otherworldly and strangely alluring, like the film itself. It's hardly hummable, with Levi telling The Guardian, "If your lifeforce is being distilled by an alien, it's not necessarily going to sound very nice. It's supposed to be physical, alarming, hot." The composer messed with the pitch and tone of what she wrote, "perverting material," as she calls it, to create a finished product that's just as responsible for the film's nervy, agitated, unshakable tone as Glazer and DP Daniel Landin's haunted imagery. As yet, there's no news of Levi taking on another film project, but she just performed the score live alongside the film in London, and we hope there'll be plenty more to come along these lines.

    Kathryn Bostic

    At the moment, Kathryn Bostic feels like a well-kept secret, familiar only to serious jazz heads or those immersed in the American theater scene, but if she carries on in the film world the way she has been, she's likely to break out in a very big way before too long. New York-born Bostic took up the piano at three and has carved out an impressive career as a vocalist and pianist in adulthood, working with the likes of David Byrne, Nas and Ryuichi Sakamoto, and releasing a self-produced CD of her own songs, From Me To You. She got her start composing in the theater world, turning heads after working with August Wilson on the legendary writer's penultimate play, "Gem Of The Ocean," which premiered only two years before the author's passing. She's worked consistently in theater since, including two plays by "The Walking Dead" star Danai Gurira, and writing some acclaimed music for the Broadway production of Rajiv Joseph's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Bengal Tiger At The Baghdad Zoo," which starred the late Robin Williams. On screen, she started working in documentary in the early '00s, but it was her relationship with director Ava DuVernay that brought her to more attention in the film world. They worked together on DuVernay's debut feature "I Will Follow," and reteamed for her ESPN doc "Venus Vs," in addition to the filmmaker's breakout "Middle Of Nowhere," the latter of which is a subtle, understated score that along with the careful direction and excellent performances, go a long way to keeping the film far away from melodrama. Most recently, she scored documentary "The New Black," and more notably, Justin Simeon's Sundance smash "Dear White People," lending a diverse mix of classical, hip-hop and jazz that perfectly encapsulates the film's subject matter. There's no word yet as to whether she's working again with DuVernay on her Oscar-touted "Selma," but if she is (and we certainly hope so), expect her to be much better known by this time next year.

    Jozef Van Wissem

    Ever since his debut film, few directors have had such an effortless ability to match music to image as Jim Jarmusch, from Tom Waits and John Lurie in "Down By Law" through RZA's score to "Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai," to the Boris-tastic soundtrack to "The Limits Of Control." But "Only Lovers Left Alive" isn't just one of Jarmusch's best films; It's one of his most sonically pleasing, and much of that is down to the score by Jozef Van Wissem. The Dutch avant-garde composer and lute-player studied under the legendary musician Patrick O"Brien (who passed away last month) and has been a prolific solo artist, whose jobs include being commissioned to write a piece to accompany Hans Holbein's painting "The Ambassadors," and scoring the video game "The Sims Medieval." He and Jarmusch met in Brooklyn in 2006, became fast friends, and Jarmusch immediately earmarked him for a vampire-themed project he'd been mulling over for years. While the film was developing, the pair recorded two albums together, 2011's Concerning The Entrance Into Eternity and 2012's The Mystery Of Heaven (the latter of which features "Only Lovers Left Alive" star Tilda Swinton on guest vocals), before the movie got made, and premiered at Cannes 2013, where Van Wissem won the soundtrack award. The film's infused with music: Jack White is discussed, and Tom Hiddleston's character is a musician who collects vintage guitars. Van Wissem's medieval tracks might initially seem an incongruous fit with the drone-rock of Jarmusch's band SQURL that appears frequently in the film, but the clash between past and present is a key theme of "Only Lovers Left Alive," and somehow the Dutch composer's beguilingly out-of-time pieces work beautifully, going a huge way towards creating the film's uniquely dream-like tone. Van Wissem seems to have got the taste for film composition since; he's working on several other projects, including upcoming indie "Red Right Return."

    Rich Vreeland
    More than one A-list composer has already made their way up from scoring video games to music: J.J Abrams and Pixar favorite Michael Giachinno, arguably the most in-demand scorer right now, broke through thanks to the "Medal Of Honor" game series, which landed him gigs on "Alias" and "Lost."Rich Vreeland, whose score for David Robert Mitchell's much buzzed-about Cannes horror "It Follows" is one of the standouts of 2014 so far, came up a similar but slightly different route. Vreeland was a nu-metal fan growing up (presumably the name of his alter-ego, Disasterpeace, is a reference to the Slipknot song) before studying at the Berklee College Of Music. The Boston native and huge video game fan then got an internship to the Singapore-MIT Game Lab, which started him down the path to scoring games. He worked on indie puzzle games "Waker" and"Woosh," and on the franchise game "Bomberman Live; Battlefest," but he's best known for his seminal score to the 2012 underdog platform game "Fez," one of the most lauded video games in recent years. 80s chiptune influenced, but cunningly distorted and melded with warmer synth noises, Chopin and guitar, it's something of a classic of the medium, to the extent that one of its cuts was recorded by the London Philarmonic for a compilation album (listen below), and Vreeland has performed the score live in its entirety. "The Myth Of The American Sleepover" director Mitchell was a fan of the game, and asked Vreeland (who's continued to work in games and commercials) to work on the soundtrack to his second feature, the ingenious teen horror "It Follows." The result is an intrinsic part of the film. Taking up the current trend of Carpenter-inspired synth scores and running with it, the score (recorded in only three weeks) has as much Cage as Carpenter therein, and is capable of being overpoweringly abrasive as well as slinkily ominous. The film wouldn't work nearly as well without it ("more arthouse than grindhouse," as our review said), and once more people catch up to "It Follows," which will be screening at TIFF, Mitchell should be a very hot ticket.

    Rest at source.

    What's your favorite soundtrack or film composer, ONTD?

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    The rapper was whisked to Melbourne’s Epworth Hospital in Richmond for an emergency MRI just after 2pm on Wednesday. The 37-year-old had one side of his face covered as he was rushed through the back entrance, surrounded by high security.

    Nurses were forced to ask patients to move out of the waiting room and consulting rooms so Kanye, who is in Australia for his high-energy Yeezus tour, could be treated privately.

    Loraine Terry was at the hospital with her daughter when Kanye was stretchered in by paramedics.

    “My daughter was having an MRI. Shortly after it began, security burst in and cleared the area,” she tells Woman’s Day exclusively.

    “Everyone was moved out of the waiting and consulting rooms. We were the only ones left apart from doctors and nurses - we couldn't leave as the MRI wasn’t finished.

    “Next thing we knew, Kanye was stretchered in surrounded by security. He had one side of his face covered with something white. We both knew it was him because we had seen his photo in the paper everyday and we were shocked because it looked so serious.”

    Loraine says doctors were concerned the artist had suffered a seizure or was about to and requested an urgent MRI.

    “Everyone was massively panicked,” she adds. “And they were very nervous about making sure the area was completely clear.

    "At one stage, one of his security men saw my daughter, who was lying on the MRI machine, turn her head and he insisted she had to go. We were not even properly finished.”

    Though the cause of his illness remains unknown, Woman’s Day understands Kim Kardashian, who is in the country to support her husband on his Yeezus tour, was not by his side.

    Despite his scare, Kanye later performed to a packed crowed at Rod Laver Arena following his release from hospital sometime after 4.30pm.

    Kanye’s representative and the hospital are yet to comment on the incident.

    The performer plays tomorrow and Saturday in Sydney, with a final Aussie show in Brisbane on Monday.


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    Taraji P. Henson looks beautiful on the cover of Ebony magazine‘s October 2014 issue.

    The 43-year-old actress opened up to the mag about not feeling she has earned the respect she believes she has deserved for her career accomplishments, which includes an Oscar nomination for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

    “I’m treated like I’m on the D-list,” Taraji said. “I’m still being considered with actresses who haven’t done half the stuff I’ve achieved.”

    “When people tell me ‘no,’ I get hyped,” she added. “Because when I prove that I can and will, I love watching people eat crow.”

    While she might think she is treated as though she is on the D-list, Taraji says she uses her status to get some special treatment to get her “fat ass into a restaurant. If someone tells me there’s a wait, I’ll walk right to the front of the line like, ‘I need a table now. I need to eat, and I want this. So let’s work this out.’”


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