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February 07, 2013

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Lindsay Lohan, Heidi Klum and Ashley Greene Attend 2013 amfAR Gala

February 07, 2013 09:59:13 GMT


Lindsay Lohan, Ashley Greene, Heidi Klum, Sarah Jessica Parker, John Legend and more lent their star power to support 2013 amfAR New York Gala. They all gathered at Cipriani Wall Street on Wednesday, February 6.

LiLo graced the black carpet in a vintage Roberto Cavalli dress, Prada shoes, and a Jimmy Choo bag. She also wore a ring given to her by Elizabeth Taylor. The 26-year-old actress was joined by her pal, Mohammed Al Turki.
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Lady GaGa Spills Possible 'ARTPOP' Song Title and Lyrics


February 07, 2013 09:31:16 GMT


Lady GaGa may have just given her eager Little Monsters a sneak peek into her soon-to-be-released album "ARTPOP". The controversial pop superstar posted a message on her Facebook page, followed by what appears to be a couple of lines from a track that will be included in her next studio release.

GaGa's "ARTPOP" album was initially pegged for a September release but was fast tracked to March this year, according to her producer Zedd. As early as now, Mother Monster can't help but share a snippet from her new project, cryptically revealing the title of a cut as "Sex Dreams".
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Joel McHale on Chevy Chase 'Community' Exit: 'He Didn't Want to Be There'


February 07, 2013 09:03:11 GMT


Just a day before "Community" debuts its fourth season, lead actor Joel McHale stopped by Howard Stern's Sirius XM radio show to talk about working with Chevy Chase. Asked by the shock jock why Chase quit the show, the Jeff Winger depicter simply said, "He didn't want to be there."

When Stern asked why they didn't talk about any beef between Chase and the show's staff, McHale claimed, "When I would try, he would just try to fight me, physically fight me." The "Ted" star also confirmed that the 69-year-old comedian threw the N-word on the set.
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Alicia Keys to Headline NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show

February 07, 2013 09:01:25 GMT


Grammy Award-winning singer Alicia Keys has been tapped to headline the forthcoming NBA All-Star Game that will take place in Houston, Texas on February 17. Unlike Beyonce Knowles' Super Bowl halftime show where she was backed up by her Destiny's Child group mates, Keys will be handling the halftime show for the star-studded game all by herself.

Keys is expected to perform a selection of her biggest hits, which may include her latest chart-topper and her new album's lead single "Girl on Fire". She is set to take the stage after R'n'B crooners John Legend and Ne-Yo first execute their assigned tasks, with the latter welcoming the players with a string of his hits as they enter the court, and the former handling the national anthem singing chores.
News > Movie News

Emmy Rossum Goes Edgy, Alice Englert Keeps It Simple at 'Beautiful Creatures' Premiere

February 07, 2013 08:33:17 GMT


"Beautiful Creatures" has just thrown its starry Hollywood premiere at the TCL Chinese Theaters. Held on Wednesday night, February 6, the special screening event was attended by a handful of young Hollywood hotties, including the film's leading cast members Emmy Rossum, Alice Englert and Alden Ehrenreich.

Rossum stole the show with her elegant look. Arranging her short darker hair into a very sleek do, the 26-year-old movie beauty looked flawless as she stepped out on the black carpet in an Andrew Gn black mermaid dress with a white halter accent on the neckline. She paired the pretty gown with simple jewelries from Harry Winston and a Ralph Lauren miniaudiere.
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Beyonce's and Destiny's Child's Album Sales Surge After Super Bowl Spectacle

February 07, 2013 08:30:37 GMT


Right after their much-awaited onstage reunion at the Super Bowl halftime show Sunday night, February 3 in New Orleans, Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams (II) are reaping the rewards of their memorable performance. Bey's solo album and Destiny's Child's new compilation album have posted a very significant increase in sales following their spectacular show.

Beyonce, performing a total of eight songs, enjoyed a staggering 197% combined increase for her catalogue of albums, selling a total of 20,000 units of both her solo and Destiny's Child studio releases. Individually, Bey's solo work went up by 119%, selling 9,000 units, while her recently-reunited group posted the bigger 328% increase, moving 11,000 copies.
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Taissa Farmiga Returns to 'American Horror Story' Season 3

February 07, 2013 08:11:20 GMT


Taissa Farmiga is apparently one of the stars from "American Horror Story" season 1 who will return to the next installment. Reports say the 18-year-old actress has sealed a deal to return to the third season of the Ryan Murphy-created series, after not being featured in the sophomore run.

Previously, Murphy confirmed that Lily Rabe would join Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters in the third chapter, which will also include new faces. The new additions would be "actors Jessica wanted to work with," the writer revealed.
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Lucy Lawless Fined and Sentenced to Community Service for Oil Protest

February 07, 2013 08:08:16 GMT


Lucy Lawless was sentenced Thursday, February 7, in the New Plymouth District Court for her oil-protest action in Taranaki. The "Xena: Warrior Princess" actress along with six other Greenpeace environmental activists were sentenced to 120 hours of community work and each of them was fined NZ$651, or US$547, to be paid to Port Taranaki after pleading guilty for trespassing.

However, they managed to avoid paying NZ$600,000 to Shell's Todd Oil Services in reparations for the ship which was chartered by the company. Lawless said after the decision was made, "I consider it a great victory that the court has struck down the reparation demand from Shell, which I think was absolutely ludicrous."
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Mama Junes Drops Over 100 Pounds, Credits 'Honey Boo Boo' Show for Her Weight Loss

February 07, 2013 07:52:34 GMT


Mama June of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" has a major weight loss. The mother of four tells TMZ she lost more than 100 pounds and she did it without dieting or going to gym. No celebrity trainer is needed either. She credits the TLC reality TV show for helping her shed her weight.

The Honey Boo Boo matriarch weighed in at 365 lbs when they first taped the show and now she slims down to 263 lbs. "I haven't done any surgeries ... no diet pills ... never went to the gym," she says, before revealing her secret, "but with the show I've been more active."
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Muse Premieres New Music Video 'Supremacy'

February 07, 2013 07:49:34 GMT


English rock band Muse releases the music video to their soon-to-be-released single "Supremacy". The track, which will officially drop on February 25, is a cut from their current album "The 2nd Law" which has already sold 1.5 million copies worldwide.

The almost-five-minute clip accompanies the fourth single from their platinum-selling 2012 studio release. It shows a group of Goths heading to the beach and riding bikes while holding flaming swords, as the trio of Matthew Bellamy, Christopher Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard rock out the Bellamy-penned composition.
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Mindy McCready Seeking Treatment After Her Kids Removed From Her Care

February 07, 2013 07:41:30 GMT


Mindy McCready is seeking the help for her alcohol issues after her children were removed from her care by the Department of Human Services, almost a month after her live-in boyfriend David Wilson died. According to E! News, the country music singer admits she "indulged in too much alcohol because she was still mourning David's passing."

McCready is ordered by judge to check herself into a treatment facility for a mental-health and alcohol-abuse evaluation. "Family members sought to have Mindy committed to a mental-health facility and there was an emergency hearing today," says a source. "They just got out of court a little while ago and the judge committed her for up to 21 days."
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Madame Tussauds Unveils Whitney Houston's Wax Figures

February 07, 2013 07:10:01 GMT


Almost a year after Whitney Houston's sudden death on February 11, 2012, Madame Tussauds honors the diva by creating wax figures of hers. The museum will unveil the singing legend's "twins" this Thursday, February 7 in New York City, but has releaved how they will look by releasing the picture.

"We were extremely honored when Madame Tussauds approached us about doing four figures of Whitney from different points in her 30-year career," Houston's manager and sister-in-law Pat Houston said in a statement on behalf of the Houston family. "This is something we are excited to do for the fans."
News > Movie News

Connecticut Congressman Criticizes 'Lincoln' for Historical Inaccuracies


February 07, 2013 07:03:48 GMT


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Apparently not everyone is impressed with Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln". Connecticut congressman, Joe Courtney, was not happy after discovering a historical inaccuracy in the Oscar-nominated drama about President Abraham Lincoln. He alleged that the movie depicted his home state in a negative point of view.

To The Associated Press, Courtney admitted that he was shocked when watching a scene that featured two Connecticut congressmen voting against the 13th amendment to outlaw slavery. "Wow. 'Connecticut voted against abolishing slavery?' " Courtney said, recalling the audience reaction he heard when watching the film. "I obviously had the same reaction. It was really bugging me."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Bruce Willis Opposes Gun Control


February 07, 2013 06:57:19 GMT


Bruce Willis gets tongues wagging. While many celebrities support gun control in the wake tragic mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut last year, the 57-year-old action movie veteran is against the new gun control laws proposed by President Obama.

"I think that you can't start to pick apart anything out of the Bill of Rights without thinking that it's all going to become undone," he tells The Associated Press. "If you take one out or change one law, then why wouldn't they take all your rights away from you?"
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'American Idol' Hollywood Week: Male Groups With a Twist and Lyrics Flubs

February 07, 2013 06:53:20 GMT


"American Idol" separated the male from the female contestants in its first Hollywood week. The Wednesday, February 6 episode began with each contestant singing in lines of 10 and immediately being told their fates.

Around half of the guys were eliminated in the Sudden Death round. The remaining guys were moving on to the Group Night, but there's a twist. Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe announced that the contestants would not pick their own team mates, but the producers would assign the groups.
News > Music News

iTunes Scores New Milestone by Selling 25 Billion Songs Online

February 07, 2013 06:41:50 GMT


On Wednesday, February 6, Apple's iTunes online music store sold its 25 billionth song download, marking a great milestone in its decade-long existence since it was first launched by the visionary Steve Jobs. To celebrate the achievement, Apple Inc. has rewarded a EUR 10,000 iTunes gift card to its quarter billionth customer.

The lucky downloader was German student Philip Luepke, who bought the track "Monkey Drums" (Goksel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch. Luepke got the special prize as a commemorative gift to celebrate the remarkable achievement of iTunes, which has revolutionized the way people buy and listen to music nowadays.
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Chris Brown's Instagram Tirade Is Hoax, Rep Says

February 07, 2013 06:05:47 GMT


Chris Brown's so-called Instagram rant is fake, his representative says. Contrary to reports that he made his Instagram account private instead of closing it down completely following his physical altercation with Frank Ocean, the rep tells GossipCop, "He currently doesn't have an Instagram."

The alleged angry letter was posted under username ChrisRealBrown. "Im a human being and I honestly think I deserve respect Im sick of being accused," it read. "Im just tired of this sh*t ... I pray every day and night for a new outcome ... and just when everything seems to be going good some new sh*t happens. A day in my shoes is a day in hell, believe it or not!"
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Justin Timberlake Releases 'The 20/20 Experience' Cover and Track List

February 07, 2013 06:04:10 GMT


Justin Timberlake has unveiled the cover art and track list of his forthcoming album "The 20/20 Experience". He surprised his followers again by posting the official cover image as well as the complete tracklisting on his Twitter page on Wednesday night, February 6.

"I wanted you guys to see this first!!!" JT excitedly tweeted his fans. The cover art shows Timberlake dressed in his suit and tie, looking into a phoropter, in apt reference to the album's title, which JT previously explained stuck with him after his best friend commented "this is music that you can see."
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Kim Kardashian Wants Divorce Immediately for Her Baby's Sake


February 07, 2013 04:28:41 GMT


The court documents in which pregnant Kim Kardashian asks judge for a speedy trial have been revealed. The expectant mom wants her divorce proceedings against Kris Humphries to be settled as soon as possible or at least their marriage to be officially dissolved immediately while other issues, including financial settlement, are still worked on.

The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star who is carrying Kanye West's baby reveals in her filing that her due day is in early July. "I am currently pregnant by a man with whom I began a relationship well after I separated from (Humphries)," the expectant reality TV star says. "I do not want to be married to (Humphries) when I have my baby."
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Grammy Awards 2013 Warns Artists Against Indecent Exposure

February 07, 2013 04:19:47 GMT


Similar to what it has done in previous years, the Grammys, through its telecast partner CBS, has effectively banned the unnecessary display of private parts in its forthcoming awards night on Sunday, February 10 which will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The stern warning was issued in light of the expected gratuitous displays of flesh typical of celebrities attending such big events as the upcoming 55th annual Grammy awards.

In an advisory issued by CBS through its standards and practices department, talents appearing in the show are warned against any plans of indecent exposure during Sunday's ceremonies. In a memo issued to the production, staff that handle these talents are asked to ensure "that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered."
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First Official Image of Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in HBO's 'Behind the Candelabra'

February 07, 2013 04:03:10 GMT


After spotted on the set of "Behind the Candelabra" last year, Michael Douglas and Matt Damon have been finally featured in an official image of the HBO film. The two pose in fancy suits while standing next to a vintage Corvette coupe.

In the biopic about Liberace, Douglas plays the flamboyant pianist while Damon tackles the role of Liberace's younger live-in lover, Scott Thorson. The story will depict the tempestuous relationship between Liberace and Thorson, who later filed a palimony suit against him. It is based on Thorson's 1988 memoir "Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace".
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J.J. Abrams Plans to Adapt 'Half-Life' and 'Portal' Games to the Big Screen

February 07, 2013 04:02:48 GMT


J.J. Abrams is not slowing down a bit. As if nabbing the highly-coveted directing gig in "Star Wars Episode 7" is not enough, the filmmaker already aims to develop some more movie projects based on famous video games. During the D.I.C.E. Summit on Wednesday, February 6, Abrams announced that his banner Bad Robot would team up with gamemaker Valve to bring "Half-Life" and "Portal" games to the silver screen.

"There's an idea we have for a game that we'd like to work with Valve on," Abrams told the audience at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Valve head Gabe Newell added, as quoted by Wired, "We're going to figure out if we can make a Portal movie or Half-Life movie together."
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Video: David Beckham Runs in Underwear for New H and M Ad

February 07, 2013 04:02:44 GMT


David Beckham knows how to keep his face on camera and his name on news. He has appeared almost naked in a new H&M ad for his Bodywear line, showing his well-sculpted tattooed body.

In the video, Beckham gets locked out of his house after his bathrobe gets caught on a car. Only wearing undershirt and bedroom slippers, he chases the car through Beverly Hills and loses his undershirt, but he keeps running while only wearing boxer briefs.
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The 'Avengers' Cast Will Reunite as Presenters at 2013 Oscars

February 07, 2013 03:28:23 GMT


More A-list movie stars have been added to the presenter list for the 85th Academy Awards. On Wednesday, Feburary 6, the AMPAS confirmed that the cast of "The Avengers" would be on hand to deliver the golden statuettes to the winners at the upcoming Oscar ceremony.

Those included in the list are Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo. Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron gushed about these presenters, "We are happy to re-unite the 'Avengers' cast to present on our show. Audiences who enjoyed the year's biggest box office hit will be excited to see these terrific actors back together again."
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Justin Bieber's 'Believe Acoustic' Debuts at the Top of Billboard 200

February 07, 2013 03:19:04 GMT


As predicted by industry insiders, Justin Bieber's "Believe Acoustic" debuts at the top of the Billboard 200 chart. With a total of 211,000 copies sold in its first week run as tallied by Nielsen SoundScan, it gives Bieber his fifth Billboard no. 1 album, becoming the first artist to accomplish the feat in his teens, with less than a month before he turns 19.

With his newest no. 1 album, Bieber edges out Miley Cyrus, who had accumulated four no. 1 albums before she entered her twenties last year. "Believe Acoustic" becomes his fifth no. 1 album in four consecutive years, entering the list that began with "My World 2.0" (2010), followed by "Never Say Never - The Remixes" (2011), "Under the Mistletoe" (2011) and "Believe" (2012).
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Report: 'Star Wars Episode 7' Eyes John Noble as Its Villain


February 07, 2013 03:00:30 GMT


As the news surrounding Disney/LucasFilm's "Star Wars" standalone film projects makes headlines everywhere, a potentially big scoop about "Star Wars Episode 7" casting also makes its round online. Rumor has it, the highly-anticipated movie to be helmed by J.J. Abrams has eyed an actor to tackle its villainous role.

Comic Book Movie finds that during a morning radio show on Fox FM in Melbourne, Australia, the hosts allegedly spilled that Australian actor John Noble was up to play the "Episode 7" villain. The host called Jo reportedly said that she "has it on very good authority that Aussie actor John Noble will be appearing as the villain."
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MTV Renews 'Buckwild', TLC Orders Sixth Season of 'Toddlers and Tiaras'

February 07, 2013 02:38:42 GMT


Two controversial reality shows get new season pickups on the same day. Almost at the same time MTV orders the second season of "Buckwild", TLC renews "Toddlers & Tiaras" for a sixth season.

"Buckwild" sparked criticism even before it was premiered in early January with West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin III claiming that the show coaxed [young people] into displaying shameful behavior."
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Bruce Willis: 'Yes,' There Will Be a Sixth 'Die Hard' Movie

February 07, 2013 02:20:13 GMT


Its five installment hasn't even been released anywhere, but it's already confirmed that "Die Hard" film franchise will not end with "A Good Day to Die Hard". Bruce Willis himself shared the news, revealing that there would definitely be a sixth chapter of his John McClane saga.

Appearing on BBC's One Show on Wednesday, February 6, Willis was asked whether fans could expect for more "Die Hard" films. The veteran action star responded to the question with a smile and simply said, "Yes." He, however, didn't give away anything more than the confirmation.
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'Smash' Season 2 Premiere Ratings Take Big Plunge

February 07, 2013 02:10:28 GMT


"Smash" takes a deep ratings dive in its return. The two-hour premiere of the second season on Tuesday, February 5 only drew 4.5 million viewers and a 1.1 rating in the adults 18-49 demo.

It was down 71% from the first season opener, which landed the post-Super Bowl spot. While it would be unfair to compare the season 2 premiere to the 2012 debut boosted by the NFL game, the recent outing also showed a significant 40% drop from the first season finale.
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Rihanna Supports Chris Brown by Appearing on His Probation Hearing

February 07, 2013 01:51:38 GMT


Chris Brown got a very special support as he showed up for the regular probation status update hearing at the L.A. Courthouse on Wednesday afternoon, February 6. The "Kiss Kiss" hitmaker was accompanied by none other than his girlfriend Rihanna.

According to TMZ, the Bajan songstress "sat quietly in the gallery" with Brown's mother Joyce Hawkins. The "Umbrella" hitmaker, dressed conservatively and relatively spoke, sat on the front row during the hearing, L.A. Now added.
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'Twilight' Star Cam Gigandet Welcomes Second Child

February 07, 2013 01:30:00 GMT


Cam Gigandet has become a father for the second time. The actor, best known for playing vampire James on "Twilight", announced it on his Facebook page that he and his fiancee Dominique Geisendorff welcomed their baby boy Rekker Radley Gigandet on January 23.

"We have been very lucky to have had a peaceful few days at home, but I would like to release this myself before others do," he wrote. "Dominique gave birth to our second Child son Rekker Radley Gigandet on 1/ 23/ 2013. He is Healthy , Happy, and Perfect."
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Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston Approached to Star in 'Godzilla'

February 07, 2013 01:23:46 GMT


Though the script has yet to be done, Gareth Edwards' "Godzilla" remake has already begun its search for actors to star in it. Per Variety, Legendary Pictures is already entering talks to add Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston to the project's cast ensemble.

Words are, Aaron Johnson is also in negotiations to join the highly-anticipated monster movie. Still, insiders note that no deals have been sealed with the three actors as the studio is waiting for the screenplay to be polished.
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'Star Wars' Spin-Off Movies Will Center Around Young Han Solo and Boba Fett

February 06, 2013 21:16:57 GMT


Details of stand-alone "Star Wars" films, besides the upcoming trilogy to be directed by J.J. Abrams, developed by Walt Disney Pictures have emerged. According to Entertainment Weekly, there will be two spin-off projects: one focusing on the wisecracking smuggler Han Solo's origin story, and the other revolving around Boba Fett at the center of a rogue's gallery of galactic scum.

The Han Solo saga will take place "in the time period between Revenge of the Sith and the first Star Wars," now known as A New Hope. The Boba Fett story will be set either "between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, or between Empire and Jedi, where the bounty hunter was last seen plunging unceremoniously into a sarlacc pit."
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Chris Brown Drops Explosive Rants on Instagram: Enough Is Enough

February 06, 2013 20:47:40 GMT


Chris Brown takes to his Instagram, which is set as private following his altercation with Frank Ocean, to vent his anger after he's reported faking his community service hours. Refusing to keep quiet anymore, he rants, "Im wise I can handle the hate but enough is enough yo!!"

"Im a human being and I honestly think I deserve respect Im sick of being accused ... Im tired yall ... Just don't understand Ive been going through this sh*t since I was 19 years old!" he continues. "You cant sit here and tell me to calm down, when am I gonna get a positive outcome out of anything I do? Im not gonna sit here and play victim."
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The Wanted Boys Land New E! Reality Series

February 06, 2013 20:17:06 GMT


The Wanted's life is going to be documented on television as they score a deal for a Kardashian-like reality series with Ryan Seacrest Productions for E!. The program will follow the boybanders as they live together in the Hollywood Hills to record their third album and "take on all that LA has to offer." The half-hour series about the boys embracing their fame "to the very fullest with an unapologetic style" will premiere Stateside in June and worldwide this fall.

In an introduction of the band's members, E! says ladies man Max George, who's linked to Lindsay Lohan last year, "is playing the field… and loving it." Funny but elusive Jay McGuinness is completely unpredictable, Tom Parker often leaves a mess due to his energetic temperament, and Nathan Sykes is often left out by the group when they go out because he's not old enough to go into clubs. Finally, Zen-like member Siva Kaneswaran is the peacemaker among them all.
 
 
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