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Those of you who watched Make Or Break: The Linda Perry Project will recall that Candice Martello initially signed onto the show as the frontwoman of Omar, a two-piece punk band, eventually became a solo act at Linda Perry's request and then went on to co-win the record deal with Linda Perry's label, Custard Records. In the 8 months or so since the filming of LPP ended, there have been a few major updates that have been revealed recently to the public. For starters, Candice now goes by the stage name "Hemming" and she's set to play her first show under this name at Ortlieb's in Philadelphia, PA. Linda Perry also announced that Hemming's album is now completed. Apparently there is more "great news" to come for fans of Candice.
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Guess which global superstar just took a drastic dip on the blonde side.
The film, which is wrapping production, is directed by brothers Adam and Aaron Nee (“The Last Romantic”).
Producers are John Will for Torn Sky Entertainment and Rick Rosenthal for Whitewater Films along with Matt Ratner and Arun Kumar. Nick Morton, Bert Kern, Tims Johnson, John and Margo Miller, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Noah Lang are exec producing.
Gubler, Hannibal Buress, Melissa Benoist, Eric Christian Olsen, Daniel Edward Mora and Stephen Lang also star.
The story re-imagines Twain’s characters as grown-ups in a modern-day setting. Gallner plays petty criminal Huck Finn and Nee portrays corrupt cop Tom Sawyer, who form the “Band of Robbers” by recruiting their misfit friends, launching them all down a dangerous path. Benoist plays Becky Thatcher and Lang is ‘”Injun Joe,” a hardened criminal obsessed with Native American culture.
From October through 2015 Kyle has 8 different films releasing so far including Dear White People, a new film by Clint Eastwood, Courteney Cox's directorial debut, the first film being made by his production company and a lead role in a big budget Disney film. Get it Kyle.
Starz has been doing a bang-up job of giving us preview videos for each episode, and I know you’re all more than ready for some sweet Jamie after last week’s brutal episode. I’d love to tell you all about it, but I haven’t stopped drooling in the last hour, and things are getting a bit messy. So what I can tell you – I’ve heard a lot of speculation about what they will or won’t include in the episode – dinna fash! Even if you fash through the episode waiting and waiting for a certain line or action, it will all turn out right in the end. And just so you don’t fash, no, that’s not Claire’s wedding dress in the picture above, and no, those aren’t Ellen’s pearls she’s wearing – it’s a ribbon.
What can I tell you without telling you anything that would be spoilerish? Rupert is cute. Angus is a pig. Murtagh is great. Dougal is… well, it’s a good thing there’s not a chair handy for Claire. And Jamie is – gallant, tender, sweet, and SMOKIN’ HOT. OK, I have to go now and watch again.
But before I do – check out this little feature on the Outlander costumes, featuring Terry Dresbach (sorry, I wasn’t able to embed that in the post). And if you haven’t seen it already (and where have you been, under a standing stone?), here’s the episode preview.
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So what if the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a bunch o' hooey? People still care about its inductees, and it's perhaps the highest achievement a musician can have on his resume.
Or her resume. Of course, the Hall is very light on women, not to mention women of color.
But there's always a chance to get it right when it comes to Janet Jackson, whose career as a trend-setter and hitmaker should speak for itself.
Here's the shocking thing: Despite being eligible since 2007, she has never even been nominated. Never mind that her brother Michael is in there. (Twice, in fact, including once with the Jackson Five.) Janet has been a force to be reckoned with in her own right, for decades.
She has sold more than 25 million albums, making her, by the RIAA's count, the 11th best-selling female artist in history. She had seven songs make Billboard's top five on a single album, the glorious 1989 work Rhythm Nation: 1814.
During the '80s and '90s, she set a standard when it came to smooth vocals and artful songs, videos, and choreography. Artists like Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Usher have all borrowed from her heavily.
Since her early masterwork, 1986's Control, she has shown an ability and willingness to incorporate serious issues into her oft-funky songs. She is a rare pop artist to use her platform to touch on topics including feminism, social injustice, same-sex relationships, AIDS awareness, homophobia, and domestic violence.
So what's the deal? Why has she not gotten her due?
We suspect it all comes down to her "wardrobe malfunction" at the 2004 Super Bowl. Who knows what really happened, but all we know is that, for some reason, American society got all prudish for a minute. For some reason everyone long ago gave Timberlake a pass, but Jackson has never recovered.
It's ridiculous, as ridiculous as Janet never being nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The voters should right that wrong this time around. In fact, they should induct her. It would be long overdue.
If you want to join other fans campaigning for Janet's induction, visit the "Induct Janet Jackson Facebook page (which has over 20,000 likes).
I may have teared up a little bit
"The Talk" host revealed Wednesdayduring "Secret Week" that when she was 27-years-old and not yet married to now-husband Ozzy Osbourne that she took a knife to her wrist while drinking to show how much she cared about him.
"I've never discussed it out of embarrassment of how stupid I was at the time to do such a thing to myself," Osbourne said.
"I was 27, I was just going out with Ozzy at the time … and when we first got together, we would drink a lot together," she explained of when she was touring with the Black Sabbath rocker.
"We had a session of partying … and it's about 4 in the morning and he says to me, 'How much do you really love me? '… And I'm saying, 'I'd do anything for you, anything, I absolutely adore you … I'd give my life for you.'"
The 61-year-old TV personality then admitted the shocking confession that she physically hurt herself to prove her loyalty and ended up hospitalized.
"I'm like, 'I'll show you how much I love you, I'd die for you'… so I went to a room service table … and there was a steak knife," she said. "I get the knife and I'm like, 'I love you so much' and slash, slash, slash on my wrist.'"
She then showed the gasping audience a close up of her scars.
"I think we better call an ambulance," she recalled telling her love. "I got very sober, very quickly."
Osbourne explained that she was just being a "dramatic drunk," but the people in the ambulance took it as an attempted suicide rather than a drunken mistake.
"They put me on lockdown," she admitted.
"These scars are a big embarrassment, I tell everyone I was attacked by a dog."
"Dirty streak knife, drunk and trying to being dramatic and you know what the scars don't go away. They stay with you … It's a reminder to us all."
Jesus D: What's the worst "dramatic drunk" story you know?
Having delivered daughter Summer Rain last month, Christina Aguilera is putting the wheels in motion for her chart return.
The vocal powerhouse has made no secret of the fact that she’s working on a new album, the follow-up to 2012′s ‘Lotus’. Indeed, the diva had been piecing together the project throughout her pregnancy.
And with her and fiance Matt Rutler‘s new bundle of joy finally here, the 33-year-old is putting the pedal to the metal.
Find out how below…
Today talent sourcing website Music Gorilla sent out the following ad to its network of songwriters and producers:
Producer looking for songs for Christina Aguilera.
Looking for hip hop inspired songs for next LP. In the same vein as Back To Basics LP with DJ Premier:
Aint No Other Man: https://www.youtube.com/watchv=8x7Ta89QLo4
Music Gorilla will be screening this opportunity.
Yes, yes, and yes! While the production of the as yet untitled set has been shroud in secrecy, the ad strongly hints at the direction Xtina will be taking. One we feel is super smart.
After all, with the charts once again favouring tracks with a throwback flair – as well as those with a more stripped back sound – no time seems more apt than the present for Aguilera to revisit exactly what she did on 2006′s ‘Back To Basics’. From where we’re standing, it’s exactly what the career comeback Dr ordered.
On NBC, the season finale of America’s Got Talent garnered a 2.3, down eight percent a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating for last year’s finale. The series premiere of the Mysteries of Laura earned a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, up 62 percent from a 1.3 for the premiere of Ironside. Your predictions were way too pessimistic.
On FOX, Hell's Kitchen scored a 1.4, down 7 percent from a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating for last week’s premiere. The series premiere of Red Band Society notched a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating down 35 percent from a 2.0 for last season’s Glee premiere. Your predictions were far too optimistic .
On CBS, Big Brother earned a 2.2, down 8 percent from last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. The season (and, in all probability, series) finale of Extant scored a 1.1, up 38 percent from last week's series low 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.
Yikes Fox. This is gonna be a long, embarrassing TV season for them. Their only hope is Gotham at this point.
It's the oldest trick in the book: Past-prime pop singer attempts to boost his or her relevance in the face of dwindling sales and hastily changing trends by commissioning the help of a hotter, more bankable artist. Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's Cheek to Cheekis the latest product of such a collaboration—except I'm not referring to the octogenarian Bennett, who, after 60-plus years in the business, is selling more albums than ever before, but to Gaga, whose free-fall from the upper echelons of pop has been as precipitous as her rise was meteoric.
Despite her claims that she grew up listening to the jazz greats, Gaga comes off more as a dilettante than an aficionado on Cheek to Cheek, a collection of duets with the seasoned Bennett. (Between Madonna, Bowie, Motley Crue, and now Ella and Billie, it's hard to keep track of just how many posters adorned her bedroom walls as a child.) On songs like the Cole Porter standard "Anything Goes" and the title track, Gaga sounds like what she thinks a jazz singer should sound like; her performances are blatantly affected, marred by shouting and clichéd phrasing. She displays a total dearth of the vocal precision and enunciation that made her so-called idols the masters they were; her timbre on eden ahbez's "Nature Boy," for instance, is wildly inconsistent, shifting from soft and almost pleasant to parodic and comical, often within just a few short bars.
Bennett doesn't fare a whole lot better, his otherwise charming performances strained throughout. The pair's solo efforts, particularly Gaga's clumsy interpretation of Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life" and Bennett's surprisingly pitchy rendition of Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Lady," only serve to spotlight their shortcomings. The 88-year-old Bennett, who's managed to stretch his career into not just a second, but third act, obviously deserves some slack, but for a singer who isn't even 30, Gaga's voice is shockingly rough-hewn, especially on "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" and "I Won't Dance." Even when all that's required of her is cheeky, spoken repartee on "Goody Goody," her persistent vocal fry is insufferable. If not for the session musicians' top-notch work, including Joe Lacorno's virtuosic tenor sax solos, much of Cheek to Cheek, which drags at an economical 45 minutes, would sound like glorified karaoke.
Ellen Pompeo posts image of “Grey's” cast doing their best impressions of the characters from the Netflix prison drama.
The cast of ABC's “Grey's Anatomy” looked familiar, if a little off. Ellen Pompeo posted a photo to her WhoSay page with her costars doing their best impressions of the ladies from Netflix's “Orange Is the New Black.”
She gave it the caption “Blue is the new black,” as they rocked blue scrubs rather than the prison colors of the inmates at Litchfield Correctional Facility.
When asked by one fan on Twitter if this meant Pompeo watched the prison drama, Pompeo shot back that everyone should watch it. “Those girls are giving it,” she wrote.
Looking at pictures like this always sparks the imagination, as we start imagining crossovers, like a Litchfield inmate being sent to Seattle Grace for medical treatment, or trying to fathom how Pompeo's Meredith Grey would fare in prison.
She might surprise us, though we'd put our money on Chandra Wilson's Miranda Bailey or Sandra Oh's much-missed Cristina Yang over Dr. Grey any day of the week.
“Grey's Anatomy” returns to ABC for its 11th season on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. ET. There is no planned crossover with Netflix's “Orange Is the New Black.” *Cries*
What Grey's cast member would you like to see crossover to OITNB & be sent (or work) at Litchfield, ONTD? Who do you think would hook up in the on-call room at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital?
Adam McKay is attached to direct and Seth Rogen is onboard to star in an untitled comedy that is based on a pitch from actor and Emmy-winning writer Ben Schwartz.
Gary Sanchez Productions, Point Grey Pictures and Good Universe are teaming to develop the project, which they bought pre-emptively. Point Grey and Good Universe last collaborated on the hit comedy Neighbors, starring Rogen.
Schwartz will also co-star in the film.
Point Grey principals Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver, the trio behind the upcoming comedy The Interview, will produce alongside Gary Sanchez’s Will Ferrell, McKay and Kevin Messick. Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake will executive produce, with Erin Westerman overseeing for the company. Robyn Wholey will co-produce.
"Evan and Seth have been doing amazing things and we're so excited to work with them. Ben, not so much," McKay said jokingly in a statement. "Most of my problems with him are personal ones, but I have to give it up. He did come up with a great idea."
Added Rogen and Goldberg: “Every 2,000 years, the planets of our galaxy align in a perfect line that funnels the cosmic energies of the universe to flow into one perfect comedic collaboration. The time is now. This is that project. Nothing will ever be the same. McKay and Schwartz are real smart, well-endowed guys, and we couldn't be more excited to be working with them.”
Schwartz -- who won the 2009 Emmy for outstanding original music and lyrics for The 81st Annual Academy Awards' Hugh Jackman opening number -- has sold pitches No Heart's Club and Would You Rather to Universal, with Imagine Entertainment producing and was hired by Paramount to reboot the comedy Soapdish. His script El Fuego Caliente was included on the 2011 Blacklist.
As an actor, Schwartz will next be seen playing a rabbi in Warner Bros.' This is Where I Leave You and recently wrapped production on Robert Zemeckis' next film The Walk for TriStar. He also is returning for NBC’s Parks and Recreation and Showtime's House of Lies.
Dan Freedman negotiated the deal on behalf of Good Universe. He is repped by WME, Lev Ginsburg at Ginsburg Daniels and Haven Entertainment.
McKay is handled by WME, Mosaic and Level Four Business Management.
Rogen is represented by UTA and attorney Fred Toczek.
yay, Benny Schwaz!!
Photo by John Cheuse
Madonna's first-ever performance at legendary downtown club Danceteria. Teenage Beastie Boys loitering around. The Clash playing a show in Times Square. All of these incredible moments were captured on film by star photographer Josh Cheuse, who began shooting bands as a teenager growing up in '80s-era New York City. Starting Thursday, September 18, Cheuse's photos will be on view in Grooving Years a new show at NYC's Morrison Hotel Gallery (116 Prince St.). Of the exhibit, Morrison's co-owner Peter Blachley says:
"Josh Cheuse has a style. A photographic style which comes from perseverance, talent and luck. Josh came into shooting music artists around the same time that music was finding ways to re-invent itself and at the same time become more authentic. The Clash and The Beastie Boys were two groups that embodied this and Josh Cheuse's camera captured these artists over and over again."
Photo by John Cheuse
Madonna's First-Ever Performance at Danceteria, c. 1982.
"[Danceteria doorman] Haoui Montaug had a cabaret once a month and he would pay you 20 bucks to perform. I think Madonna did 'Everybody.'"
Photo by John Cheuse
Beastie Boys in the parking lot across from Danceteria 1984.
"Kate Schellenbach was the drummer at the time."
Photo by John Cheuse
The Clash live at Bonds International Casino in Times Square. 1981.
"Taken when I was sixteen. If you went to the stage door the band would make sure you got in if you didn't have a ticket."
Miranda Kerr looks super kawaii in Mario Testino shoot for Vogue
Cover girl: Miranda Kerr goes Geisha for Vogue (Photo credit: Mario Testino for Vogue Japan)
They say when in Rome do as the Romans do, and it looks as though Miranda Kerr took the advice on board in a Geisha inspired shoot for Vogue Japan.
The Australian model will feature on the front cover for the November 2014 issue to help celebrate the fashion magazine’s 15th anniversary.
Wearing a black wig and a multi coloured jacket the 31-year-old looked every inch a cover star.
Styled by Anna Dello Russo, Kerr looks super kawaii (cute in Japanese) in a series of samurai and Manga-inspired outfits.
Manga model: Miranda modelled several Japanese inspired outfits (Photo credit: Mario Testino for Vogue Japan)
In one picture – shot by acclaimed photographer Mario Testino who is the first ever guest editor of Japanese Vogue – the mum-of-one models a bright plunging blue dress with a long black wig and matching blue highlights.
As well as starring as Vogue Japan’s cover star, Kerr has also been shooting the new SS15 Reebok Skyscape campaign.
Sporty: Miranda is starring in the new Reebok campaign (Photo credit: @mirandakerr)
She posted a cheeky shot to her Instagram followers showing herself on shoot with the caption: “Sneak peek of my new SS15 Reebok Skyscape campaign!”
Kim Kardashian hopes to land a role on the hit British period drama “Downton Abbey,” reports The Sun.
“I’m a big fan, I’d love to be on it if they asked,” said the 33-year-old reality star. “I love things like that.”
The newspaper adds that Kardashian has reached out to Laura Carmichael, who plays Lady Edith Crawley.
Kanye West‘s wife has made appearances on “Drop Dead Diva,” “Brothers,” “Beyond the Break,” and Tyler Perry’s “Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor,” for which she won a Razzie for Worst Supporting Actress.
George Clooney has secured a spot on “Downton” thanks to his friendship with Hugh Bonneville (who plays Robert Crawley), reports The Sun. Clooney, 53, who already filmed his guest appearance for an upcoming ITV’s charity event Text Santa, will reportedly play an American who attends a wedding at Highclere Castle.
“All the plans have been shrouded in secrecy because George was determined for his role not to leak out,” said a source.
People Magazine scored when it landed exclusive shots of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s nuptials. But the issue didn’t provide much of a sales boost, considering the shots’ $2 million price tag.
Confidenti@l has learned the Sept. 15 issue sold around 1 million copies, according to early figures, which represents a small spike above a typical week. A People rep told us the issue sold 28.3% more than the average for 2014.
In contrast, when the magazine published the first pictures of Pitt and Jolie’s twins, Vivienne and Knox, the weekly racked up an enormous sale of 2.7 million— some 1.2 million beyond the previous issue. “There’s really no drama about Brad and Angelina getting married,” said an industry insider. “They’ve been together for 10 years, and some readers probably think they're already married.” People split the cost of the pictures (which went to charity) with Britain’s Hello! magazine, which also ran shots. While some call the newlyweds American royalty, they can’t beat actual royalty. The Brangie issue’s sales paled in comparison to People’s coverage of the birth of Prince George, the heir to the British throne. The mag’s former editor, Larry Hackett, said that issue sold 1.4 million copies.
Mickey Rourke turned the ripe old age of 62 earlier this week. But on Wednesday, the actor appeared to be channeling his inner youth, donning a harlequin-print vest and beige khakis.
Mickey had a cheeky grin on his face as he stepped out for a stroll with his hairdresser friend Giuseppe Franco in Los Angeles.
The Iron Man 2 actor's tattoos were put on display in his sleeveless top, and he wrapped a black armband around his defined bicep.
Mickey - who celebrated his birthday on Tuesday - teamed the look with white trainers, while his friend opted for an all-black ensemble.
The long-time friends marveled at something on Mickey's phone as Mulberry Street Pizzeria owner, Richie Palmer, stood just behind the two.
Both Mickey and Giuseppe have been friends for many years, and met when Mickey worked at a go-go club in New York as a bouncer, according to People.
Meanwhile for Mickey, the actor has just wrapped the film Ashby with Emma Roberts, Sarah Silverman, Nat Wolff and Kevin Dunn.
Ashby is about a high-school student named Ed Wallis (played by Nat) becomes friends with his neighbour, Ashby Holt (played by Mickey), a retired CIA assassin, who has only a few months to live.
The film is currently in post-production and is scheduled to be released next year.
In addition to Ashby, Mickey's now completed film Skin Traffik is slated to be released sometime in 2014.
Mickey stars opposite Daryl Hannah and Eric Roberts in the film, which follows the story of a hit-man.
What happened to his skin? What happened to his face? Was it all plastic surgery? Does he have the same condition Sean Penn does? Is he still human? So many questions.