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July 23, 2014

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Shia LaBeouf Tries to Fight Alcoholism, Doesn't Want to Embarrass Brad Pitt

July 23, 2014 10:07:49 GMT


Shia LaBeouf allegedly did not want to disappoint Brad Pitt, who stars along with him in upcoming movie "Fury". The 28-year-old actor is afraid to embarrass Brad, as both of them will promote their upcoming movie internationally.

According to TMZ, the "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" actor was taking his alcohol treatment program seriously. His desire not to embarrass Brad also became a motivation for him to fight his alcoholism.
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Lauren Conrad Slams Allure Magazine: 'I Definitely Just Got Called a Basic B***h!'

July 23, 2014 09:57:34 GMT


Lauren Conrad slammed Allure Magazine for describing her as "basic." Lauren posted a picture from the publication on July 21, captioning the picture with, "I definitely just got called a basic b***h! Haha! Sausage curls!? Really @Allure_magazine?"

In the picture of the publication, Allure identifies four different types of women, including Lauren, in a page titled "Beauty & the Beat" with theme "Typecasting." According to the page, Lauren is called "basic" while Vanessa Hudgens is called "Bohemian Hippie" and fashion blogger Leandra Medine is called "Street Stylist." The other woman in the picture is unidentified because the picture is blurred.
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'NCIS' Star Pauley Perrette Suffers Allergic Reaction to Hair Dye

July 23, 2014 09:28:18 GMT


Actress Pauley Perrette, who plays forensic scientist Abby Sciuto on "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service", recently received treatment in a hospital due to a severe allergic reaction to hair dye. The actress, who is naturally blond, shared a photo of her wearing a hospital gown on Friday, July 18. In the photo, Perrette appears to be having swollen face.

In her next tweet, Perrette explained that she had been suffering from an allergic reaction to hair dye for a year and the symptoms got worse every time. "[I] was in ER. Just got home from hospital. My head swelled like a melon," she said of the health scare. Perrette additionally warned her fans to recognize the symptoms, especially if they dyed their hair black. "It can be fatal. People have died. For real," she continued.
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Reba McEntire Urges Fans to 'Pray for Peace' in New Music Video

July 23, 2014 09:19:20 GMT


Reba McEntire continues to promote peace by sharing the music video for her lovely new song "Pray for Peace". Arriving on Monday, July 21 via her Facebook page, the clip was created with the help of the singer's fans.

The first two minutes of the video sees McEntire singing nothing but the powerful "pray for peace/ please pray for peace." Hundreds of people from all over the world then appear on the screen and make unspoken gesture to pray for peace.
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Jada Pinkett Smith Speaks Out Against Rape After Her Niece Was Drugged

July 23, 2014 09:07:27 GMT


Jada Pinkett Smith spoke up against date rape and sexual assault following a family member's incident. During FOX's TCA panel for the upcoming "Gotham" series in Los Angeles, the actress opened up about her niece's close call with date rape after the girl was drugged.

The timeframe of her niece's ordeal took place while #justiceforjada was trending on Twitter in early July. The hashtag was a reaction to an incident in which a 16-year-old girl named Jada was drugged and raped. Smith wrote on her Facebook at the time, "This could be you, me, or any woman or girl that we know.What do we plan to do about this ugly epidemic?#justiceforjada"
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Jon Stewart Announces 'Let's Buy CNN' $10 Billion Kickstarter

July 23, 2014 08:53:42 GMT


Jon Stewart wants to raise $10 billion to buy CNN. The Comedy Central host announced fake Kickstarter campaign to buy the cable news channel on his show "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Tuesday night, July 22.

Stewart earlier reported Rupert Murdoch's overtures to buy CNN parent company Time Warner. He noted that if the News Corp founder were successful in his bid to acquire Time Warner, he would have to sell off CNN because it would compete with Fox News.
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Donald Sterling Sues Wife, NBA and Commissioner Adam Silver


July 23, 2014 08:28:54 GMT


Donald Sterling launched a lawsuit against his wife Shelly Sterling, the NBA and its commissioner Adam Silver in connection to the sale of the L.A. Clippers on Tuesday, July 22. In the suit, Sterling is asking an injunction to block the potential sale, saying that they defrauded him and violated corporate law.

"The new lawsuit states the seller of the team is not Donald, and it's not Shelly - the seller of the team is the corporation that owns the team, and that's LAC Basketball Club Inc. When Donald bought the team, the shares of the corporation are only in Donald's name. They were only issued to Donald, so Donald owns the shares of the corporation. He's the sole shareholder. He put the shares up into the trust in 1989, and when we revoked the trust, the shares go back down to him," said Sterling's attorney, Bobby Samini, as reported by ESPN.
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Jason Aldean Premieres Steamy New Song 'Burnin' It Down'

July 23, 2014 08:20:26 GMT


Jason Aldean is now readying his next album and he has previewed it with a new single called "Burnin' It Down". The song was first debuted when the country singer performed it live during his shows in Cleveland and Cincinnati over the weekend.

"A dude that was, you know, just having fun naked in the bed making out with this chick listening to 'Dixieland Delight' and drinking whiskey," so he described the song, which hit Vevo on Tuesday, July 22 with its lyric video.
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Report: Fun.'s Frontman Nate Ruess Dating Designer Charlotte Ronson

July 23, 2014 08:10:40 GMT


Fun.'s singer and songwriter Nate Ruess is allegedly dating British fashion designer Charlotte Ronson, according to Us Weekly sources. They have reportedly been dating for quite some time but have wanted to keep their relationship out of the public eye.

According to the source, the lovebirds met through Charlotte's twin sister, singer/songwriter and disc-jokey Samantha Ronson. "They've been dating for a few months," a source close to Ronson said. "They're really happy! He is super sweet with her," the source continued.
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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Debuts New Trailer

July 23, 2014 08:09:25 GMT


A brand new trailer for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is unleashed. It features some never-before-seen footage including a glimpse at Master Splinter in action and the four Turtles busting their moves to hip-hop song "Shell Shocked" by Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and Ty Dolla $ign.

The movie is directed by Jonathan Liebesman and co-produced by Michael Bay. Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello are motion-captured by Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, and Jeremy Howard respectively. Pete Ploszek plays Leonardo on set, while Johnny Knoxville is tapped to voice the character.
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'Pretty Little Liars' 5.08 Sneak Peeks: Friendship Is Tested

July 23, 2014 08:01:21 GMT


"Loyalty" is the topic of next week's episode of "Pretty Little Liars". In a preview for the new outing, Aria is yelling at Hanna, saying, "You're the problem, Hanna. You're always the problem," while Hanna is crying.

Spencer is also tearing up while talking with Toby, who confesses that he's tired of feeling powerless. Meanwhile, the girls are in danger as someone with a knife is sneaking around a house.
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NeNe Leakes Tells Wendy Williams to 'Be Scared' Amid Feud Over Hermes Birkin Handbag

July 23, 2014 07:49:01 GMT


NeNe Leakes slammed Wendy Williams, who previously accused Nene of "defacing" her own Hermes Birkin handbag, on her blog on July 22. The star of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" also posted a tweet with a link to her blog on the same day, saying, "Don't come 4 me WENDELL @WendyWilliams http://bit.ly/fsjfesge."

NeNe wrote on her blog, "Wendy I am sure people think that I've done something to you, maybe we had a beef or I slept with your man but none of that is true! I've actually only been nice to you! I gave you a beautiful black $3,200 Celine Phantom Bag to celebrate your 500th show but you haven't spoken of that! But what you have chosen to do is constantly speak negative of me and lie on me! What you need to do is stop spewing hate!"
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Robin Thicke and Paula Patton List Their Home for $3 Million

July 23, 2014 07:27:33 GMT


Robin Thicke and Paula Patton put their home on sale on Monday, July 21, five months after announcing their separation following nine years of marriage. The pair's home is located in the Hollywood Hills on the exclusive Bird Streets and they ask $2.985 million for the 3,158-square-foot property.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the house was bought by the singer's father Alan Thicke in the 1990s. He passed it to his singer son in 2005. The 2-story house features 3 bedrooms, a private pool, spa and garage among others and boasts a nice view to the city.
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OneRepublic Debuts Full Version of 'Ordinary Human' Fom 'The Giver' Soundtrack

July 23, 2014 07:22:17 GMT


After being teased in a trailer released earlier this month, OneRepublic's "Ordinary Human" that the band recorded for the soundtrack of "The Giver" has arrived online in full. The song is available for free download for fans who pre-order the film's soundtrack album on iTunes.

"Ordinary Human" is a slow-tempo track that sounds like something taken from their "Native" album. "I'm just an ordinary human/ Ordinary ways/ I'm just and ordinary human/ But I don't feel so ordinary today," frontman Ryan Tedder sings the chorus.
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'The Simpsons' Marathon Promo Hints at Chaotic Aftermath

July 23, 2014 07:12:53 GMT


FXX has debuted a funny promo for "The Simpsons" long marathon scheduled for August. In the video, things go out of control as people abandon their routines to watch the popular animated series.

The longest-running marathon in television history is set to begin Thursday, August 21 for 24 hours a day, for 12 straight days on FXX. All 552 episodes of the show will air in a row before the season 26 premiere Sunday, September 28 at 9/8c on FOX.
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Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to Turn TV Series 'Manimal' Into Movie

July 23, 2014 06:56:23 GMT


The big-screen take on vintage TV series "Manimal" was first announced in 2012, and now moves forward with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay as producers. "Key & Peele" executive producers Jay Martel and Ian Roberts are tapped to write the script for the live-action/animation hybrid adaptation.

The original series starred Simon MacCorkindale and Melody Anderson. It centered on Dr. Jonathan Chase who is able to turn himself into any animal he chooses and he uses this ability to help the police solve crimes. It ended its run after only 8 episodes, but developed a cult following.
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Unnamed Plaintiff Opposes Gary Goddard's Motion to Dismiss Sexual Abuse Case

July 23, 2014 06:47:52 GMT


An unnamed plaintiff who sued stage producer Gary Goddard for sexual abuse has filed a motion opposing his request to dismiss the case. As reported by The Wrap, the plaintiff who is only referred to as John Doe No. 117 filed the motion in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

According to John Doe's attorneys, there is "no basis to dismiss Plaintiff's claim." The British man's legal team also says that he cannot be forced to reveal his identity.
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Yolanda Foster's 17-Year-Old Daughter Bella Hadid Arrested for DUI

July 23, 2014 06:37:01 GMT


Bella Hadid, the daughter of reality star Yolanda Hadid Foster and multi millionaire developer Mohamed Hadid, was arrested on Tuesday morning, July 22 for DUI. Bella allegedly caught the police's attention at around 04:00 A.M. when she was driving on Pacific Coast Highway and going straight past a stop sign. The aspiring model nearly collided with an L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. patrol car.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Bella was pulled over and given a breathalyzer test after the officers detected a strong odor of alcohol. The younger sister of Gigi Hadid blew a .14 which is almost double the legal limit. The offense is even worse due to the fact that she is a minor and therefore is not legally allowed to drive with any alcohol in her system. Bella was also driving on a suspended license.
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'Gotham' Will Also Feature Harvey Dent and Hugo Strange

July 23, 2014 06:29:50 GMT


Two more characters with connection to Batman will appear on "Gotham". In a new interview with IGN, executive producer and showrunner Bruno Heller revealed that Harvey Dent and Hugo Strange would be soon featured on the show.

"Hugo Strange is going to pop up because we're going to start dealing with how Arkham was created and why Arkham was created in the way that it was so, yeah, absolutely," he dished on the storyline. "It's a Season One thing because in our telling of it the way Arkham was created and the why and how is one of the causes of the particular criminal climate in Gotham that allowed Batman to happen."
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Tiny Reflects on Relationship in 'What You Gon' Do' Video as T.I. Professes Love for Her in 'Stay'

July 23, 2014 06:19:47 GMT


Tameka Cottle a.k.a. Tiny a.k.a. T.I.'s wife has debuted a new single called "What You Gon' Do" amid rumors of her and husband's marriage being on the rocks. The track hit the web on Tuesday, July 22 along with its music video.

In the three-and-a-half-minute visuals, the former Xscape member is simply featured singing the song, which was likely inspired by her tumultuous relationship with T.I., in a mansion. She appears in a bed with a guy that looks like the rapper in a scene and parties with some friends in another.
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Miley Cyrus Goes Topless in New Photo After Death Hoax

July 23, 2014 06:13:18 GMT


Miley Cyrus shared on Instagram a picture of her going topless in a desert. The picture was posted on July 21, following rumors of Miley's death, which previously sparked over the weekend.

In the picture, Miley shows her back to the camera while making peace signs with her hands. She wears nothing but a pair of cut-off jean shorts with a part of her blonde hair tied into a mini bun.
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Rachel McAdams Cringes at Her 'Notebook' Audition Tape

July 23, 2014 06:07:39 GMT


Rachel McAdams is embarrassed by her audition for "The Notebook" from ten years ago. The actress covered her face with her head down when she was shown the vintage video during a visit to "Today" show. "Why are you cringing?" Matt Lauer asked. "You got the part. It worked out well! Nicely done!"

McAdams was on the NBC morning show to promote her newest flick "A Most Wanted Man". She recently premiered the movie at the Museum of Modern Art on Tuesday, July 22 in New York City. Joined by co-star Robin Wright and director Anton Corbijn, she donned a Zuhair Murad dress and Melissa Kaye Jewelry earrings.
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Jimmy Kimmel Shares First Photos and Explains Name of Baby Jane

July 23, 2014 05:23:33 GMT


Jimmy Kimmel has shared first pictures of his baby daughter Jane, whom he welcomed with wife Molly McNearney on July 10. In the July 21 episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", the talk show host shared adorable photos of his daughter and explained the name of the little girl.

"We've been off work for the last two weeks. We've actually been on vacation. I got a lot done. I painted a mirror in my house. I grew this beard. Oh, and I had a baby also. My wife and I made a baby. You know how we did it?" Jimmy asked the audience. "We made it out of sex," he said.
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Video: Lady GaGa Performs With Inflatable Giant Penis Onstage

July 23, 2014 05:07:04 GMT


Lady GaGa brought along a giant inflatable penis onstage and danced with it when she made a tour stop at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday night, July 21. The moment was caught in a photo that's shared by the singer on Instagram on the next day.

"And then this happened tonight 'oh lord for the LARR can I get an amen #Venus had a #Penis," GaGa captioned the pic. "LARR", which is also written on the inflatable, appears to refer to the L.A. Rivington Rebels - the group that uploaded an Instagram video of GaGa dancing with the baloon while performing her song "Venus".
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Snoop Dogg Reveals He Smoked Weed in the White House

July 23, 2014 05:03:00 GMT


Snoop Dogg revealed in the latest episode of his web series "GGN" that he once smoked marijuana in the White House. Jimmy Kimmel, who appeared as a guest in the show, was the one who asked the 42-year-old rapper if he ever smoked weed in the official residence of the U.S. president.

Snoop told Jimmy, "(I've smoked) in the bathroom (of the White House). Not in the White House, but in the bathroom. I said (to the security guards), 'May I use the bathroom for a second?' And they said, 'What are you gonna do, Number One or Number Two?' I said, 'Number Two.' " When asked who was the person who said that to him, Snoop replied, "The CIA or the FBI, the alphabet boys."
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Sherri Shepherd Will Maintain Physical Custody of 9-Year-Old Son, Judge Says

July 23, 2014 04:59:56 GMT


Sherri Shepherd has won a legal battle over the custody of her 9-year-old son Jeffrey. As reported by PEOPLE, a judge at Los Angeles Superior Court decided on Monday, July 21 that Shepherd would maintain the primary physical custody of the boy. Judge Michelle Williams ruled against her ex-husband's petition, saying that "there has not been a material change in circumstances."

Shepherd's ex-husband Jeffrey Tarpley requested a temporary physical custody on April 2. In his filing, he claimed that the talk show host had been neglecting their son by making "poor parenting choices and [refusing] to provide for our child's immediate needs." He argued that Shepherd's career in entertainment world contributed to her poor parenting skill, saying that her "career is seven days per week non-stop."
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'Wild', 'Foxcatcher', and 'Imitation Game' Among 2014 Toronto Film Fest Lineup

July 23, 2014 04:31:42 GMT


The Toronto International Film Festival announces lineup for this year's event which will run from September 4 to 14. Fact-based movies like "Wild" starring Reese Witherspoon, "Foxcatcher" supported by Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo, and "The Imitation Game" led by Benedict Cumberbatch are among the 2014 selections for Galas.

In the Galas section, "Wild" and "Foxcatcher" are joined by American movies like "Black and White", "The Judge", "This Is Where I Leave You", "The Equalizer", and "Maps to the Stars", as well as flicks from abroad such as South Korea's "Haemoo", France's "The New Girlfriend" & "Samba", and U.K.'s "The Riot Club".
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Diane Keaton: I Enjoyed the 'Awkward Kiss' With Michael Douglas

July 23, 2014 04:14:57 GMT


Michael Douglas has conducted an interview with his "And So It Goes" co-star Diane Keaton. As reported by USA Today, the stars' fun chat also highlighted their "awkward kiss" in the movie.

Despite their long career in Hollywood, the two stars have never worked together in a same project until the Rob Reiner-directed movie. "I did enjoy the awkward kiss," Keaton was quoted as saying. "I did. It was fun."
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Ken Burns' Roosevelts Series to Present 'Facts' in Eleanor Bisexual Rumors

July 23, 2014 04:11:52 GMT


Ken Burns brought his upcoming PBS documentary "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" to the TCA summer press tour on Tuesday, July 22. The 14-hour series tells the story of Teddy, Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt, including dealing with rumors that Eleanor was bisexual.

The show will not make any definitive statements on the sexuality of FDR's wife, but rather "present the facts." Geoffrey C. Ward, who wrote the program, said Eleanor's affectionate letters to friend Lorena Hickok, which fueled the bisexual speculation, "are in the film."
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A$AP Rocky Sued for Allegedly Slapping Fans During Concert

July 23, 2014 04:10:22 GMT


A$AP Rocky is being sued by a woman whom he allegedly slapped during his set at last year's Made in America festival in Philadelphia. TMZ reports that the fan named Lisamarie Wade has filed a lawsuit against the rapper, saying that he smacked her for no apparent reason while he made his way through the crowd.

In the suit, Wade claims that the slap has made her unable to "enjoy society with her minor child as a young, single mother." She also states that Rocky has a long history of bad behavior, citing an incident where the MC slapped another female fan at his gig in Australia in June 2013.
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Selena Gomez Celebrates Birthday by Having Fun With Mystery Man

July 23, 2014 03:51:48 GMT


Selena Gomez celebrated her 22nd birthday on July 22 by having some fun in the sun on a yacht in St. Tropez with her model friend Cara Delevingne and a hot mystery man. Selena was spotted hugging and jetskiing with the hot new guy which HollywoodLife.com identified as Jessica Szohr's ex-boyfriend Tommy Chiabra.

In the pics obtained by New York Daily News, the birthday girl can be seen holding on tight to the man and laughing happily as they ride their jet ski together. Selena looked stunning in a retro-inspired swim suit. Another photo captured her sharing a bright yellow towel with the heartthrob after a dip in the water.
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'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Releases Living Portraits of Peeta and Johanna

July 23, 2014 03:39:22 GMT


Peeta Mellark and Johanna Mason are highlighted in the first living portraits released by "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1". Played by Josh Hutcherson, Peeta is the tribute from District 12 along with Katniss Everdeen. Johanna (Jena Malone) is the tribute from District 7 who becomes Peeta and Katniss' ally in the Quarter Quell.

Peeta stands tall and true in his living portrait, wearing a "matte leather Unconditional ensemble showcasing a stone-like texture and channeling the victor's quiet strength, completed by shirt and shoes courtesy of Maison Martin Margiela. The paper collar piece, designed by David Mason, mirrors the sculptural elements in Johanna's dress and gives a stern ambiance to the baker's son."
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Video: Emma Stone Predicts the Future in an Interview

July 23, 2014 03:22:29 GMT


Emma Stone shows that she can predict the future in an interview promoting her new flick "Magic in the Moonlight". Speaking to MTV News, the actress who plays a psychic medium in the flick was asked if she had supernatural ability just like her character.

"Do you have any psychic powers yourself?" the interviewer, Josh Horowitz, asked. "100 percent, and I know what you're thinking right now," she replied. "What am I thinking?" Horowitz responded, to which she answered, "...And yes, but not in that way."
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Beyonce Posts Happy Family Picture With Jay-Z and Blue Ivy Amid Marital Problem Rumors

July 23, 2014 03:19:48 GMT


Beyonce Knowles dispelled marital problem rumors with her husband, Jay-Z, by posting a family picture featuring the power couple with their daughter, Blue Ivy, on Instagram on July 21. Although she did not write anything along with the picture, the picture alone can be a proof that they are actually fine despite the rumors.

In the not-so-subtle picture, Beyonce and Jay-Z are seen swinging Blue while they hold their 2-year-old daughter's hands together. In the picture, Beyonce wears a pink tee with a plaid shirt tied around her waist and a pair of purple shoes. Jay-Z wears a black tee with black trousers and a pair of white sneakers. Meanwhile, their little daughter wears a flower-printed dress with her hair cutely styled in two buns.
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Edgar Wright in Talks to Direct 'Baby Driver' After 'Ant-Man' Exit

July 23, 2014 03:06:20 GMT


Edgar Wright is reportedly circling "Baby Driver" following his divorce from "Ant-Man". The 40-year-old filmmaker is looking forward to directing the project, that mashes up several different genres, for Working Title Films.

Wright wrote "Baby Driver", which was described to Deadline as "a collision of crime, action, music and sound". The plot details are still unknown but it looks like it's in the vein of the Cornetto Trilogy of films that Wright had been developing with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. However, Deadline reported that both Frost and Pegg were not involved in "Baby Driver".
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Ted Cruz Slammed 'True Blood' for Bloody Episode

July 23, 2014 02:57:48 GMT


It was inevitable that Ted Cruz responded to the bloody and vicious episode of "True Blood" that name-dropped him. On his Facebook page, the U.S. Senator from Texas called the episode "misogynist and profanity-ridden."

In the Sunday, July 20 episode, Pam and Eric were looking for a girl responsible for a disease that was killing vampires. In their search, they went to Dallas to attend a fictitious gala for Texas senator Ted Cruz at the George W. Bush Presidential Library. Pam looked in the mirror as she prepared for the gala and said, "Oh my God, I am a Republic*nt".
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Video: 5 Seconds of Summer Brings Hits to 'Today' Summer Concert Series

July 23, 2014 02:51:53 GMT


5 Seconds of Summer celebrated the release of their debut album in the U.S. by taking over the "Today" show summer concert series on Tuesday, July 22. Hitting the stage at the Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, the band delivered the live performances of their hits for a massive audience.

According to the morning show's hosts, fans had been camping outside the Plaza "since last Thursday." Hoda Kotb also reported that 18 young girls even received medical attention "because they'd been out for so long."
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George Harrison Memorial Tree Killed by Beetles

July 23, 2014 02:23:41 GMT


A tree planted to honor the memory of the late The Beatles member George Harrison ironically has been killed by bark beetles. The pine tree, which was planted in 2004 near Griffith Observatory in L.A., could not withstand the insect infestation, Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge said.

According to LaBonge, the tree stood more than 12 feet tall as of 2013. As reported by The Associated Press, the original tree was removed last month. The replacement will be planted in the fall.
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Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood to Star in 'Westworld' TV Remake

July 23, 2014 01:45:32 GMT


Anthony Hopkins is set to make his television debut. The Academy Award-winning actor will star in HBO's "Westworld", a small-screen adaptation of the 1973 sci-fi western-thriller film. He will be joined in the J.J. Abrams-produced project by Evan Rachel Wood.

The original movie directed by novelist Michael Crichton is set in a futuristic theme park populated with robot characters. Yul Brynner played an android who tormented guests of the park, played by Richard Benjamin and James Brolin.
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Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell Play Sex and Power Game in 'Miss Julie' Trailer

July 23, 2014 01:44:17 GMT


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The first trailer of "Miss Julie" has been released to reveal the story about battle of sexes and classes. Jessica Chastain stars as the titular character in the film based on the 1888 Swedish play of the same name, starring opposite Colin Farrell as a servant she's having an affair with.

Taking place at a large country estate in Britain over the course of one 1880s midsummer night, "Miss Julie" explores the brutal, flirtatious power struggle between Julie and John - a young aristocratic woman and her father's valet. In the trailer, Miss Julie was seen wandering off to the servants quarter and later requested John to be at her service.
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Billy Joel to Be Honored With George Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

July 23, 2014 01:40:46 GMT


Billy Joel has been announced as the next recipient of the Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, who called the 65-year-old performer "a storyteller of the highest order," broke the news on Tuesday, July 22.

"There is an intimacy to his songwriting that bridges the gap between the listener and the worlds he shares through music," Billington said in a statement. Joel will receive the prize in Washington, D.C. in November and will be honored at a series of events.
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'Downton Abbey' Season 5 to Premiere on PBS January 4 Despite Protest

July 23, 2014 01:11:06 GMT


PBS has announced that it will harbor the fifth season of British drama "Downton Abbey" starting January 4 next year at 9 P.M. ET/PT. The popular series will commence on U.K.'s ITV later this year, meaning once again the show's American fans may stumble upon the spoilers online first.

During the TV press tour in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, July 22, PBS President and Chief Executive Paula Kerger defended their choice of airing "Downton" months after it aired in the U.K. "January works well," Kerger said, reasoning that people have more time to watch TV because the weather has turned colder. She pointed out a 16 percent increase of audience in the most recent season as proof of the strategy's success.
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'Wolf of Wall Street' and 'Hangover' Among Those Failing GLAAD's 2013 Report

July 23, 2014 00:46:49 GMT


GLAAD has unveiled their second annual Studio Responsibility Index report which details the way Hollywood depicts lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transexuals on the big screen. The LGBT organization was disappointed this year because out of 102 films, only 17 of them included gay characters.

"What's disheartening for me and to all of us in GLAAD is when it comes to major studio films, LGBT people are basically invisible," GLAAD national spokesman Wilson Cruz told the NY Daily News. "And when we do show up, it's largely a part of comedies as carictatures to service a joke that's at the expense of the character."
 
 
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