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August 08, 2014

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The Guy Behind Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Returns With New Song 'Cupcakes'

August 08, 2014 09:24:18 GMT


Patrice Wilson, the man behind the disastrous "Friday" by Rebecca Black, "It's Thanksgiving" by Nicole Westbrook and "Chinese Food" by Alison Gold, is back with new music. This time, the producer teams up with a new singer named Gina Naomi Baez for a track called "Cupcakes".

The song, literally about cupcakes, comes along with its accompanying music video. It opens with the girl sitting on her bed with her dog, Tinkerbelle, and ranting about not being allowed to go to the beach while the weather is perfect.
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Judge Banned From the Bench for Leaking Charlize Theron Adoption Details

August 08, 2014 09:18:26 GMT


Circuit Judge Mike Maggio, who leaked confidential details about an adoption involving Charlize Theron in 2012, has agreed to step down from his job as a judge. If Supreme Court approves the settlement, the Arkansas judge will be suspended with pay for the remainder of 2014 before leaving his office.

The Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission stated that Mike, who used pseudonym "geauxjudge" on an online forum for Louisana State University sports, revealed that Theron had adopted a child in Faulkner County. When another user asked him, "Did she get herself a black baby?" Mike replied, "Yep."
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Actress Tisha Campbell-Martin Reveals She Was Raped at Age 3


August 08, 2014 09:16:38 GMT


Actress Tisha Campbell-Martin opened up about being raped at the age of three when she appeared in an episode of "The Daily Helpline" recently. The actress, who is mostly remembered for her shows "Martin" and "My Wife & Kids", dropped the bomb when she offered advice to a victim of sexual abuse.

"You can no longer be a victim. You have to be victorious at this point. You can't play the victim because at this point, and I'm not saying this to put you down or anything. What I'm saying is that he is winning, and you are allowing him to win. You are making a conscious decision to harm yourself, to hurt yourself and allow this person to still have dominion over your life. You can't do that anymore," she told the woman.
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Tom Cruise Could Be on Board Pirate Movie 'South China Sea'

August 08, 2014 09:07:09 GMT


Known for his role as rookie pilot in "Top Gun", Tom Cruise may next lead a ship crew. The "Mission: Impossible" hunk is reportedly offered to star in Millennium Films' action film "South China Sea" to be directed by Mans Marlind & Bjorn Stein, who worked behind the lens on "Underworld: Awakening".

According to Deadline, the pic is "Fast and Furious" set on water. The site further describes it as "a contemporary story of a legendary American pirate who was imprisoned in Hong Kong by his nemesis, a female police lieutenant."
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First Footage From 'The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story' Sees On-Set Rivalry

August 08, 2014 09:03:54 GMT


Lifetime has offered a first look at "The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story" via a clip. The video highlights the tension on the set of "Saved by the Bell" as the actors who portray the cast of the 1990s popular sitcom are fighting during a promotional photo shoot.

The TV movie takes viewers behind the scenes of the NBC show. It features Dylan Everett as Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Sam Kindseth as Dustin Diamond, Julian Works as Mario Lopez, Alyssa Lynch as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Tiera Skovbye as Elizabeth Berkley, and Taylor Russell McKenzie as Lark Voorhies.
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Blake Lively Reponds to Martha Stewart's Joke About Her New Career Path

August 08, 2014 08:52:25 GMT


Blake Lively responded to Martha Stewart's previous joke about her new career path as a lifestyle blogger. Blake told E! Online on Wednesday, August 6, "Who doesn't want to be Martha Stewart? Martha Stewart has been a huge inspiration to me my entire life."

"She's a huge source of inspiration for my mom," she continued, "She's how I came to know and love Martha. I always say that Martha Stewart Living is the only magazine I ever had growing up. I never had Tiger Beat or any of that stuff."
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Dakota Johnson Not Letting Mom Melanie Griffith Watch 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

August 08, 2014 08:42:36 GMT


Don't expect to see Melanie Griffith at cinemas when the highly-anticipated "Fifty Shades of Grey" opens in the U.S. early next year. The actress recently revealed that daughter Dakota Johnson, understandably, didn't allow her to watch the movie based on E.L. James' erotic novel.

"I have not seen '50 Shades of Grey'. I don't think I'm going to see it... [Dakota] was like, 'You guys cannot come. There's no way.' So we're not going," Griffith told IndieWire, indicating that her ex-husband/Johnson's father Don Johnson had been banned from watching the racy film as well.
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Landon Donovan Announces Retirement From Professional Soccer

August 08, 2014 08:25:22 GMT


Landon Donovan suddenly announced his decision to end his professional soccer career. The 32-year-old athlete took to Facebook on Thursday, August 7 to share the news to his fans, writing, "After careful deliberation and after many conversations with those closest to me, I have decided that this will be my last season as a professional soccer player."

He also thanked his fans, family, people at the MLS and national team in the statement, before adding, "I look forward to making a difference, pursuing my passions and meeting all of you along the way in this next phase of my life."
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Nicki Minaj Shares Behind-the-Scenes Video of 'Anaconda'

August 08, 2014 07:57:43 GMT


Nicki Minaj has offered a behind-the-scenes look at her highly-anticipated "Anaconda" music video. In a YouTube clip she shared on Thursday, August 7, the raptress leaves little to the imagination as she dons some revealing dresses and shakes her famous booties alongside her backing dancers on a jungle-themed set.

Later in the nearly-three-minute video, she appears in a dressing room and speaks into the camera with a hilarious Caribbean accent while being drunk. A male, presumably Drake, makes a cameo at the end of the clip, talking to Minaj with his own accent in a dark room.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Prince William Will Donate Full Salary From His Job as Helicopter Pilot to Charity

August 08, 2014 07:53:01 GMT


The palace reveals in a press release published on Thursday, August 7 that Prince William is set to become a helicopter pilot with East Anglian Air Ambulance. William will work as a co-pilot in Spring 2015 after completing a mandatory training period this fall and winter.

William's upcoming job will be based at Cambridge and Norwich Airports where he will fly both day and night shifts. After another training period, the Duke of Cambridge will be qualified to fly as a helicopter commander.
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Adam Sandler Wins Legal Battle Against Former Nanny Who Accused Him of Slavery

August 08, 2014 07:28:39 GMT


Adam Sandler and his company HP Production have won a legal drama against a former nanny who complained about working conditions at his household. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, a woman named Deanne McDonald started working for the actor's family in 2009. After McDonald left, she raised the issue about her employment.

The "Grown Ups 2" star agreed to settle the matter quietly and paid her $48,000 in 2010. The woman's attorneys also received $32,000 with conditions that she signed a confidentiality agreement. McDonald, however, attempted to terminate the settlement and accused the actor of criminal activity and slavery last year.
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Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy Bid Farewell to 'The View' Audience

August 08, 2014 07:25:36 GMT


Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy have bid adieu to "The View" audience. On Thursday, August 7, the departing co-hosts taped their final live episode of the show but moderator Whoopi Goldberg was noticeably absent.

McCarthy thanked "View" creator Barbara Walters, "dear friend" Shepherd and departing executive producer Bill Geddie. "I only took a little time but I definitely enjoyed every second of 'The View'," she said, before introducing a clip of her favorite moments on the show. She got emotional as audience began chanting her name after the video ended.
News > Music News

Wu-Tang Clan Reunites on 'The Daily Show' to Debut New Single 'Ron O'Neal'

August 08, 2014 07:05:26 GMT


Wu-Tang Clan reunited for a special appearance in the Wednesday, August 6 episode of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart". The nine living members of the group, including Raekwon, RZA, Cappadonna, Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah and GZA, all showed up to debut their new single called "Ron O'Neal".

The track features the rappers spitting their respective bars over some soulful horns and a modern R&B sample. Just hours after the performance, the studio version of the single hit the web via Wu-Tang Clan's SoundCloud page.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Kristen Stewart Reveals Why She Doesn't Smile in Paparazzi Photo

August 08, 2014 06:40:11 GMT


Kristen Stewart graces the cover of Elle magazine's September issue. The actress, who gained popularity for portraying Bella Swan in "Twilight" movies, wears a strapless black dress on the front page. She completes her chic looks with shiny chains and giant locks.

In an interview for the spread, Stewart talks about paparazzi photos among other topics, explaining why she always looks gloomy in the shots. "Now I feel like if I smiled for a paparazzi photo - not that I ever would - that's exactly what people would be desecrating me for. They'd be like, 'Now you're going to give it up, now you're a sellout.' Like, okay. What do you want? What would you like?" she shares.
News > Movie News

'The Book of Life' New Trailer Teases the Unordinary Fairytale

August 08, 2014 06:34:32 GMT


20th Fox Century has released a new trailer for its animated comedy "The Book of Life". While not shedding much light on the plotline, the video can certainly capture the hearts of moviegoers with the colorful and stunning visuals.

The Guillermo del Toro-produced movie follows Manolo, who is described as a not-your-typical prince charming. This young man is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, as he falls in love with the beautiful Maria, who is also wooed by the charming Joaquin.
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Joan Rivers Says Her Comments About Dead Palestinians Were 'Taken Out of Context'


August 08, 2014 05:44:27 GMT


Joan Rivers backtracked her comments about Palestinians who lost their lives during Israel's air strikes, saying that they were taken out of context. In a statement released on her Facebook on Thursday, August 7, the comedian said, "I am both saddened and disappointed that my statement about the tragedy of civilian casualties was totally taken out of context."

"What I said and stand behind is, war is hell and unfortunately civilians are victims of political conflicts," she continued. "The media, as usual, has decided to only quote the most out of context and inflammatory non sequitur rather than giving an accurate account of what my intentions were behind the statement."
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Robert Downey Jr.'s Son Indio Charged With Felony Drug Possession

August 08, 2014 05:44:16 GMT


Robert Downey Jr.'s son, Indio Falconer Downey, has been charged with felony drug possession following his cocaine arrest on June 29. According to TMZ, Indio, 20, was also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

The charges were filed on June 30 and the arraignment is scheduled for August 29 at the L.A. Superior Court Airport Courthouse. As a first-time offender, Indio is automatically entitled to a drug diversion program. If Indio is convicted on the two charges, he will face a maximum sentence of three years and six months in jail.
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Will Arnett: We Are Gonna Do More 'Arrested Development'

August 08, 2014 04:47:55 GMT


Will Arnett confirms more "Arrested Development" is coming to Netflix. In an interview with Carson Daly on "Today" show to promote his new movie "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", the actor said that there would be a fifth season of the comedy series.

"Yeah, we are gonna do more 'Arrested Development'," he said on the NBC morning program on Thursday, August 7. "Ted Sarandos [Netflix CEO] and Netflix kinda let the cat out of the bag on that one. It's something we all want to do, so we're excited."
News > Movie News

Sony Melds 'Eternal' and Stan Lee's 'Apollo Rising' Into One Greek Gods Film

August 08, 2014 04:44:00 GMT


Sony is merging two projects very similar in subjects, about the Greek Gods on earth. Stan Lee's "Apollo Rising" will be melded with Victoria Aveyard's "Eternal" to make a not-yet-titled Greek Gods project.

Based on an original idea by Lee, "Apollo Rising" was developed by Lee and Avi Arad. According to Deadline, it's about Greek Gods living amongst humans on earth in various hidden forms. Meanwhile, "Eternal" was a spec script by Aveyard which was purchased by Sony earlier this year. It's a modern day take on the Greek Gods arriving on earth, featuring various mythical creatures such as minotaurs.
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Pharrell, Rick Ross Tapped to Perform at Odd Future's Carnival

August 08, 2014 04:41:10 GMT


Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All will be joined by some friends when they bring back their Camp Flag Gnaw Carnival later this year. The rap collective's leader Tyler, the Creator is headlining the annual event alongside Pharrell Williams.

Tyler is super excited to have the Grammy Award-winning hitmaker perform at the carnival. He tweeted, "DUDE I AM SO F**KING EXCITED MAN DUDE MY FAVORITE ARTIST EVER EVER OF EVER IS PLAYING MY F**KING CARNIVAL."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Kourtney Kardashian Compares Her Baby Bump to Kris Jenner's in Nude Throwback Photo

August 08, 2014 04:02:10 GMT


Kourtney Kardashian compares her baby bump to her mother Kris Jenner's in a throwback photo. The 35-year-old "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star, who is now expecting her third child with longtime boyfriend Scott Disick, uploaded her nude photo from her first pregnancy. She added an old photo of a nude, pregnant Jenner beside it and wrote, "I got it from my mama."

Kourtney and Disick have been together for seven years. The couple announced that they were having another child in June. The pair are also parents to a 4-year-old Mason and a 2-year-old daughter Penelope.
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'Once Upon a Time' Reveals First Look at Its Anna of 'Frozen'

August 08, 2014 03:45:25 GMT


"Once Upon a Time" has released a new photo from its "Frozen (2013)"-themed storyline. The picture offers the first look at Elizabeth Lail's Anna, who is featured alongside her sister Elsa a.k.a. the Snow Queen (Georgina Haig).

ABC has previously released photos of Haig's Anna, Scott Michael Foster's Kristoff and his travelling companion, Sven the reindeer. Lucky audience at the recent Comic-Con even got a chance to watch footage from the show's upcoming season featuring Anna and Elsa together.
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The Lonely Island Movie Is Coming With Judd Apatow as Producer

August 08, 2014 03:43:01 GMT


The Lonely Island is getting their own movie. Variety reports that Universal Picture has acquired the untitled The Lonely Island project that will star the comedy trio consisting of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.

Schaffer and Taccone are also set to co-direct the project based on the script they co-write with fellow member Samberg. Judd Apatow ("Knocked Up" and "The 40 Year-Old Virgin") will serve as a producer alongside the group while Universal's Erik Baiers is overseeing the project for the studio.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Lady GaGa Hospitalized in Colorado for Altitude Sickness


August 08, 2014 03:24:40 GMT


Lady GaGa got hospitalized for altitude sickness following her concert in Denver, Colorado. She took to Instagram on August 6 to share a close-up photo of herself wearing an oxygen mask.

The "Anything Goes" singer captioned her selfie with, "Altitude Sickness is no Joke! #hitThatHospitalS**t #artRaveDenver many true ravers crowd tonight." In the picture, GaGa can be seen wearing full makeup.
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Justin Bieber Posts Photo of His FaceTime Session With Malala Yousafzai

August 08, 2014 03:15:53 GMT


Justin Bieber just spoke to Malala Yousafzai on FaceTime and he wanted to show off their friendship. The Canadian heartthrob took to Instagram on Wednesday, August 6 to share a photo of him and the 17-year-old education activist's video chat and he could not help gushing over her and her effort to promote education for girls.

"Just got to FaceTime with Malala Yousafzai. She has such an incredible story. I can't wait to meet her in person and talk about how I can support her and the @malalafund. #love," the "Baby" hitmaker captioned the snap. A rep for Bieber, however, told CNN that she had "no official comment" whether the pop star and Yousafzai planned to meet in a near future.
News > Movie News

Anne Rice's 'Vampire Chronicles' Series Goes to Universal and Imagine

August 08, 2014 02:55:59 GMT


The existing and future novels in Anne Rice's "The Vampire Chronicles" series are safely secured by Universal and Imagine Entertainment. The companies have struck a juicy deal with Rice's estate to access the entire library of her series that center around 18th Century French nobleman-turned-vampire Lestat de Lioncourt.

The deal will allow Universal and Imagine to access the upcoming 11th book "Prince Lestat" which hits the shelves this October. In addition, they get the rights to the screenplay of "The Tale of the Body Thief" by Rice's son, author Christopher Rice.
News > TV News

Christina Hendricks' 'Mad Men' Character Stuck in Modern Office in Funny or Die Video

August 08, 2014 02:51:36 GMT


Christina Hendricks brings her "Mad Men" alter ego to a modern office in a hilarious Funny or Die video. Hendricks, dressing as her character Joan Harris, is confused with new phones and can't figure out how to use computer and a fax machine.

She shocks her co-workers when making a martini in the break room and bringing in some old-school, Jell-o for lunch. She also annoys her colleague as she smokes right at her desk. When a fellow employee scolds her for acting like she doesn't know how a modern office works, Hendricks brings up the worrying facts about women in the workforce in the United States.
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Video: 'The Lion King' Cast Sings 'Circle of Life' on NYC Subway

August 08, 2014 02:50:13 GMT


Some New Yorkers had an unforgettable subway ride when the Broadway cast of "The Lion King" recently boarded on the same train and treated them with an a capella rendition of "Circle of Life". The performance happened while the cast members were taking a break between shows in late June.

As seen in video below, some passengers looked surprised as a female cast member who appeared to have been reading a book suddenly burst into the song's opening lines. Her castmates later joined her while some passengers sang along and took pictures and videos with their phones.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Ramona Singer Decides to 'Move On With Life' Without Husband Mario

August 08, 2014 02:45:52 GMT


Ramona Singer took to Twitter on Thursday, August 7 to announce that she decided to leave her husband of 20 years, Mario Singer. She tweeted, "I have decided to move on with my life without Mario. I tried my best to make my marriage work. I am excited for the new chapter in my life."

Ramona's announcement came after pictures of Mario spending time with his alleged mistress recently emerged. In one of the photos obtained by In Touch Weekly, Mario can be seen dining with a blonde woman allegedly named Kasey Dexter. In another picture, Mario and Kasey can be seen holding hands while crossing the street. According to the site, the pictures were taken on August 2 when the couple was having a brunch at NYC's Anassa Taverna.
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Mick Jagger, Sting Among 200 Stars Who Urge Scotland to Stay in the U.K.

August 08, 2014 02:15:06 GMT


Mick Jagger and Sting are among 200 public figures who call for Scotland to stay in the U.K. The British celebrities have signed a letter which was organized by a group called "Let's Stay Together", a group of people outside Scotland who don't have the rights to vote, urging Scottish voters to vote no in a historic referendum on September 18. Scotland has been in the union for 307 years.

In addition to the two names, other public figures who have signed the letter are Judi Dench and Stephen Hawking. Helena Bonham Carter, Olympic diver Tom Daley, Cliff Richard, Simon Cowell, Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Patrick Stewart also signed the petition.
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'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' First Trailer Features Familiar Faces

August 08, 2014 02:06:48 GMT


"The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" released its first trailer, featuring familiar faces. The sequel to 2012's sleeper hit "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" welcomes back Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith and Dev Patel among others.

The trailer opens with Smith's Muriel announcing to a board that the hotel for the elderly and beautiful has been operating smoothly for eight months. Patel's Sonny then does a roll call, "a most valuable precaution to ensure that nobody has died in the night."
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Mark-Paul Gosselaar Reacts to Dustin Diamond's 'Saved by the Bell' 'Negative' Tell-All

August 08, 2014 02:02:23 GMT


Mark-Paul Gosselaar has blasted Dustin Diamond for saying bad things about his experience working on "Saved by the Bell" in his 2009 tell-all book. Both actors co-starred on the 1990s NBC sitcom, but they apparently have different memories about what happened behind the scenes.

"It is negative," Gosselaar says when stopping by HuffPo Live with his "Franklin & Bash" co-star Breckin Meyer. "That I must say. Everything I've heard about his book is it is negative. I don't remember those things. My experience on the show was very positive."
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Beyonce to Perform at MTV VMAs and Receive Video Vanguard Award

August 08, 2014 01:47:43 GMT


Beyonce Knowles is going to have a big night at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. MTV announced on Thursday, August 7 that not only would the diva be among performers at the event but she'd also receive the coveted Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, joining previous honorees like Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Madonna and Jacko himself.

Beyonce leads the nominations of this year's VMAs with eight. She's competing against fellow nominees in various categories including Video of the Year for her collaboration with Jay-Z "Drunk in Love", Best Female Video for "Partition" and Best Direction for "Pretty Hurts".
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HBO and 'True Detective' Creator Nic Pizzolatto Deny Plagiarism


August 08, 2014 01:01:44 GMT


Both HBO and "True Detective" creator Nic Pizzolatto were quick to dismiss a plagiarism accusation against the writer. Pizzolatto denied that he was directly lifting some of the dialogue on the hit show, particularly the philosophical reflections of Matthew McConaughey's Rust Cohle, from the works of various authors including horror novelist Thomas Ligotti.

"True Detective is a work of exceptional originality and the story, plot, characters and dialogue are that of Nic Pizzolatto. Philosophical concepts are free for anyone to use, including writers of fiction, and there have been many such examples in the past," HBO said in a statement. "Exploring and engaging with ideas and themes that philosophers and novelists have wrestled with over time is one of the show's many strengths - we stand by the show, its writing and Nic Pizzolatto entirely."
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Kim Jong Un Assassination Movie 'The Interview' Moved to Christmas Day

August 08, 2014 00:38:01 GMT


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"The Interview" would head to North American theaters on Christmas Day instead of October 10. Sony announced on Thursday, August 7 that the controversial action-comedy movie would like to benefit from the holiday season.

"The combination of Seth, Evan and James is pure comedic magic," Rory Bruer, president of worldwide distribution for the studio, said in a statement. He added, "We're thrilled to be making the move to Christmas - one of the most important moviegoing days of the year and the perfect date to show off their brand of comedy."
 
 
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