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  • 01/23/13--11:55: Get Ready For Haylor 2.0
  • Taylor Swift and Harry Styles are 'getting back together during romantic reunion at NRJ Music Awards'

    After a very public break-up that saw Taylor Swift flee back to America, she is now getting back together with Harry Styles.

    The former couple, who split earlier this month following an argument during their new year holiday in the Caribbean, have patched up their differences following showdown talks in London.

    They will reportedly seal their reunion at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France, this weekend.

    A source told The Sun newspaper: 'Taylor realised she was being a bit full-on.

    'She is now more relaxed about their relationship. She intends to enjoy it more rather than worry about where it could eventually lead.

    'Harry is not the sort of guy you can stay mad at for long. She’s given him some space and it’s done them both a world of good.

    'What happened over New Year is now a distant memory.

    Harry, 18, is said to be planning a number of romantic gestures for the We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together hitmaker in Cannes, where they will stay in the same hotel.

    Following their split earlier this month, Taylor, who has had several failed relationships with stars including Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Jonas and John Mayer, was said to have been left 'embarrassed' by her love life after she was mocked at the Golden Globes and during an episode of Saturday Night Live.

    A source explained: 'The jokes being made about Taylor's love life embarrass her.

    'At first Taylor just thought it was funny how much interest people had in her love life and she went along with it.

    'She laughed it off, but the jokes made about her at the Golden Globes got under her skin.'



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    The Black Keys have said they never feel entitled to success, no matter how hard they worked for it.

    Speaking to Radio.com, drummer Patrick Carney said: "We’ve definitely worked hard, but a lot of bands have worked just as hard. You just have to feel really lucky. Never feel like you’re entitled to it – because then you just sort of turn into a prick."

    The duo picked up five Grammy nominations this year, with singer and guitarist Dan Auerbach also picking up a solo nod for Producer of the Year. The band are also set to perform at the Grammys ceremony for the first time, which will take place in LA on February 11.

    "It just so happens that in the last two or so years, a lot of things that we were never even on our radar happened, like getting gold and platinum records, winning Grammys, selling out MSG [Madison Square Garden], headlining festivals, " Carney said. "All that stuff, we never even thought was possible. When it happens, it’s really kind of surreal. We’re really grateful that it’s happened, but we don’t really understand how it happened or why it happened."

    Black Keys are set to release their eighth album, the follow-up to 2011's 'El Camino' in late 2013.


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    Yikes, it's like they had only a half hour to produce this. Her other commercial was so much better.

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    Vampire Weekend have confirmed that they have completed work on their "organic" and "cohesive" forthcoming third album, and that it will be released on May 6.

    The band posted a message on Twitter this afternoon (January 22) which reads simply: "LP3 complete. May 7th." Following a link posted by the group's record label, XL Recordings, leads to an updated official website revealing UK and US release dates.

    The LP will be the band's first new material since 2010's 'Contra' and has been in the works for more than 20 months. Although they say they have been mentally composing the record "since the we handed in [2010's] 'Contra'", when they actually began writing tracks in producer and multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij's Brooklyn apartment, they found a creative flurry at the beginning soon hit a wall.

    "Making every record is a process full of tough times" singer and guitarist Ezra Keonig told NME. "Invariably that's how it is for us. When we started to work a few days a week and really pick things up we immediately had maybe two or three songs that we thought were perfect for this record, a new vibe, quality songwriting. We felt great about them for two or three months, but then after a while you realize, 'OK, we have two or three great songs and we need 11 or 12'."

    He added: "Then the depression sets in. You don't want to have three great songs and then write nine shitty ones. It's like the bar keeps getting higher and higher and there's all these moments where you feel like you have no idea what to do…For our third record it's only getting harder, but that kinda feels like how it should be."

    After a stint writing in Martha's Vineyard, they then headed out to LA last summer with producer Ariel Rechtshaid, who most recently has been working with Major Lazer, Usher and Snoop Lion. Speaking about working with Rechtshaid, Keonig said: "to bring somebody new in definitely changed the dynamic. After two albums of doing everything ourselves, we're very lucky that we found somebody who, personality-wise and vibe-wise, almost felt like they could be a member of the band. "


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    Fox is putting Ben and Kate, and the idea of a two-hour Tuesday comedy block, on hold.

    The freshman comedy, which opened to resounding critical approval in the fall, is being taken off the schedule immediately, to be replace by back-to-back original episodes of lead Raising Hope staring Jan. 29.

    Raising Hope will double up on Jan. 29, Feb. 5 and Feb. 26, airing its one-hour season finale on Mar. 28. Effective Mar. 12, Hell's Kitchen will air at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, leading into the New Girl and The Mindy Project -- neither of which will see any changes because of the move.

    From creator Dana Fox (What Happens in Vegas), Ben and Kate is semi-autobiographical laugher followed an even-keeled sister (Dakota Johnson) and her more eccentric older brother (Nat Faxon). Lucy Punch, Echo Kellum and Maggie Elizabeth Jones also starred.

    Despite the good buzz, Ben and Kate was never able to bring in the same ratings as Tuesday comedy block neighbors Raising Hope, New Girl and The Mindy Project. After a so-so premiere of a 2.1 rating with adults 18-49 and 4.2 million viewers, the series quickly dropped. Season to date, it's averaging a 1.4 rating with adults 18-49 and 2.9 million viewers.

    And unlike other Fox comedies, its DVR growth has been modest, rising only 21 percent in the key demo after seven days of time-shifted viewing.

    Ben and Kate received an order for an additional six episodes in October, bringing its total to just 18. At the time, the lack of a full back nine was said to accommodate its creator's recent maternity leave. Fellow freshman The Mindy Project, alongside New Girl and Raising Hope, will produce and air 24 episodes by season's end.

    In November, John Quaintance (Whitney, Perfect Couples) and David Feeney (2 Broke Girls, Love Bites) were upped to co-showrunners on Ben and Kate after the departure of original EPs Garrett Donovan and Neil Goldman. The latter, who have a two-year overall deal with Ben and Kate studio 20th Television, cited creative differences at the time of their exit.

    Fox's lone unscheduled midseason offering, The Goodwin Games, recently had its episode count cut to just seven.


    I really liked this show and am super bummed. This is why we can't have nice things!

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    It's only natural that after releasing a hit single and announcing a new album, Justin Timberlake will make his return to the live stage. The singer, whose "Suit & Tie" is expected to hit the top 10 on the Hot 100 this week, will perform his first solo concert in several years at a New Orleans charity concert during Super Bowl weekend.

    Timberlake will be the man of the hour at the DIRECTV Super Saturday Night event, being held Feb. 2 at DTV SuperFan stadium and hosted by Mark Cuban. Questlove of The Roots is DJ'ing before and after Timberlake's set.

    The event will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children and is tied in with the 7th Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl, which as the name suggests is a football game between celebrities. This year, the roster includes Snoop Dogg, Chace Crawford of "Gossip Girl" and Olympian Lolo Jones.

    The next day, Super Bowl XLVII gets underway across town at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

    On Jan. 13, Timberlake released "Suit & Tie" and announced his third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience." It's his first release since 2006's blockbuster "FutureSex/LoveSounds." In his announcement, he hinted at more news to come. "That's all I'm giving you for now... I know, I know! Again, with the teasing!!!"

    Timberlake wrapped his last solo tour, the "FutureSex/LoveShow," in December 2007, though he has hardly shunned the stage. In September of 2011, he played a handful of his own hits -- including "Cry Me a River" and "Like I Love You" -- midway through a concert by the band FreeSol.


    I'm here for his new music, but I'm glad he won't be showing up on the main stage with Beyonce. If Janet was shunned, he should stay away as well.

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    Victoria Justice graces the February 2013 cover of Annex magazine.

    The 19-year-old actress rocked an edgy Iimuahii by Elena Slivnyak dress on the front of the new magazine, which was shot by Bradford Rogne and styled by Allan + Ashley.

    Going on a short little trip! #PoweringOff #TeencyPlane

    Enjoying a lovely day with my family... My sister @ohhmadzz makes me so happy :)

    Writing & recording music w/ @tobygad @lileddiecerrano #HappyFolks @lileddie44

    Was so great hanging out w/ @kenniacardenas1 at my @ANNEXmag cover shoot:). She was so sweet & has a great sense of style

    If a PIC of me w/ a BABY ZEBRA interests u..u should probably check this out #SoCool

    I ♥ hats & paisley! #OutfitToday

    Wearing 3 of my favorite things today: Beanie, stripes & the color chartreuse #CloudyWintersDay

    I can't believe I'm at 1,000,000 Instagram followers! My way of saying thanks 😛 xo

    Sources: 1 - 2 - 3

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    Now this is one piece of Rihanna news we weren’t expecting! A Twitter post by Chris Brown on 19 January captioned “LOL” along with a picture of him wearing a T-shirt with ‘You Are The Father’ on the front has sent the rumour mill into overdrive about whether Chris and RiRi are expecting a baby. OMG!

    Just seconds after the tweet, one of Chris’ followers piped up, “Is this subliminal for telling the world that Rihanna is pregnant?” And the plot thickened when RiRi was papped meeting up with Chris late on 18 January after a night out, during which she wasn’t spotted drinking. Mysterious and extremely out of character!

    Hollywoodlife spilled, “Rihanna and Chris Brown were in the studio making music together on Thursday 17 January. Following the business side of their week, they partied together at Emerson nightclub in Hollywood on 18 January, before heading back to Chris’ house, separately.”
    But is this as clear cut as it seems? Well of course not, because Chris Brown has also been spending a lot of time with on again/off again girlfriend Karrueche Tran, who he could just as easily have been referring to when he mentioned becoming a dad.

    And that’s not all! Bloggers have been quick to pity whoever is the mother of Chris Brown’s supposed baby. Gather.com snapped, “Hopefully neither of these young women is saddled with this kind of commitment. They both deserve better than Breezy, but for some unknown reason continue to submit to his every demand at a moment’s notice.” Oh dear.

    Rihanna, 25, who once-claimed she didn’t want children before she hit 30, has stayed mum about the rumours so far, but recently revealed, “Eventually I want a family. God has a way of working things out the way he wants to and you have no say in that.” Hmm, we’ll be keeping an eye on this shocking piece of news. Let bump watch begin!


    I'm so upset if this is true. An incog two months ago said Rihanna was going to do this, but I thought it was a fake insider.

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    Fleetwood Mac have added 13 new dates to their upcoming Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 tour this spring, including second shows in Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles.

    The tour kicks off April 4th in Columbus, Ohio, with the additional dates starting June 14th in Chicago. The band will hit cities missed during the first go-around, including Cleveland; Charlotte, North Carolina; Des Moines, Iowa; Portland, Oregon; Wantagh, New York; Spokane, Washington; Sacramento, California; Albany, New York; and Montreal.

    Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 marks the band's first tour since 2009, and while they won't be pushing a new album, the trek will come on the heels of the massive reissue of their 1977 classic Rumours that's filled with unreleased live and studio material, and a DVD of the 1977 documentary The Rosebud Film.

    Tickets for the additional dates for Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 go on sale beginning February 1st

    6/14 Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
    6/15 Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
    6/18 Montreal, QC – Bell Center
    6/19 Albany, NY – Times Union Center Arena
    6/21 Boston, MA – Comcast Center
    6/22 Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
    6/24 Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
    6/26 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Center
    6/29 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
    6/30 Portland, OR – Rose Garden Arena
    7/3 Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
    7/5 San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
    7/6 Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Arena

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    RIP Kennett Kol

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    Talk about must-see TV: Oxygen’s reality showdown The Face promises to introduce us to an all-new Naomi Campbell. Fashion’s ultimate superstar tells Mickey Rapkin about burying the hatchet and why she's ready for a different kind of close-up.


    02-elle-naomi-campbell-leave-it-to-diva-01-xln-mdnWhen women find out you’ve just interviewed Naomi Campbell, they want to know three things: What did she wear, was she horribly late, and did she throw a phone at you? For the record, she wore a dark Alaïa cardigan over a black-and-white McQueen top. The bag was Vuitton. The shoes were Manolo. She was 32 minutes late. And her cell phone was stashed safely in her bag. Though, for a second, when I asked about her history of misbehavior, I wondered whether it would stay there.

    Campbell emerged from the elevators in Manhattan’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel, kissed me on both cheeks, and whispered, “Traffic’s a bitch.” Tea, anyone?

    Tardiness aside, Campbell is playing her cards right—she seems surprisingly serene, in fact; a 5'10" Zen goddess—as she embarks on an unlikely new gig, The Face, a reality competition show she’s bringing to Oxygen this month. The pitch: Campbell, Karolina Kurkova, and Coco Rocha each handpick aspiring models for teams that will contend for the show’s top prize, a cosmetics contract. The formula one-ups that of its aging-out predecessor, America’s Next Top Model, by adding a dose of The Voice—and is a serious coup for a network better known for comfort food (Jersey Couture) than for upscale fare from bona fide fashion icons. It’s an interesting gamble for Campbell, too.

    “I’ve always been very shy of doing television,” she says, in her Cool Britannia accent. “I’ve always said no. Not to be disrespectful to anyone—I didn’t want to say yes and then let people down.” It was the show’s mentorship angle that ultimately sold her on it. “Because it was done for me!” she says. “When I first got Yves Saint Laurent Couture, I didn’t know how to take off a cape. I would ask Katoucha and Dalma—the real divas of the runway—‘Can you show me?’ I’ve never been afraid to ask for help.” The aspirants on The Face need not fear, she says: “I care for my girls. Every single one of them. I’m not here to put anyone down.”

    And who better to learn from? Born in London to a Jamaican mother and a part-Chinese father, Campbell spent her childhood traveling all over Europe for her mother’s work as a modern dancer; by age 12, she had tap-danced in a Culture Club video; at 15, she was discovered by a modeling scout while shopping in Covent Garden. Her first shoot landed the cover of British ELLE—the first 
absurd leap of a groundbreaking career. In 1988, Yves Saint Laurent personally threatened to pull his advertisements from Paris Vogue if the magazine didn’t put Campbell on the cover—making her its first black cover model. And even after Campbell, Christy Turlington, and Linda Evangelista famously became known as modeling’s indivisible “Trinity,” Evangelista once chided an Italian brand: “If you don’t take Naomi, you don’t get us.”

    Can you think of another model who has been on the cover of Time, sung backup for Quincy Jones, and interviewed Vladimir Putin for British GQ? Who can make a pair of shoes museum-worthy just by falling off them? (The nearly 10-inch Vivienne Westwood platforms from which Campbell toppled with a peal of laughter in 1993 now reside in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.) Or whose appearance on a runway, at age 42, can still draw audible gasps from a jaded fashion crowd? After she closed Roberto Cavalli’s show last February, wearing a dress slashed to her navel, Cavalli declared: “If there was an Oscar for world’s greatest model, then I would give it to Naomi Campbell, no question.”

    She’s the founder of Fashion for Relief, a nonprofit that raises money for disaster cleanup efforts. She’s the woman Nelson Mandela has called his “honorary granddaughter” for her commitment to the African National Congress, among other worthy causes. And yet, for all that, she will always be known to some as a superdiva as famous for her rap sheet as for her hip-swiveling runway walk. An obligatory review of the offenses, in brief: In 1993, Elite fired Campbell, releasing a statement that “no amount of money or prestige could further justify the abuse.” In 1999, she entered rehab for addiction to cocaine and alcohol. In 2007, she pled guilty to assaulting a personal assistant with a cell phone and agreed to take anger-management classes and perform community service. In 2008, she was reportedly banned from British Airways for life, after a scuffle over lost baggage. In 2010, she became embroiled in a blood-diamond scandal about a handful of uncut stones allegedly delivered to her by bodyguards of the former president of Liberia (who was later convicted on 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity). She’s probably the only person ever summoned to testify at the Hague who declared, under oath: “This is an inconvenience for me.” (LOL)

    Today she leans forward in her chair and addresses the Hague issue: “People acted as if I was on trial—and I wasn’t. I was a witness subpoenaed to speak.” As for the business with the cell phone? “I’m never gonna get away from it. It’s part of my history. I was remorseful and regretful. I’ve served. I did that time. And I never want to be in that position again.”

    After a teary TV interview with Oprah in 2010, Campbell took a year to step back and “conquer my fears.” First on her bucket list: “Alexander McQueen told me to learn to scuba dive,” she says of the late designer, a dear friend. “I could barely swim. But he told me how peaceful it was. How tranquil.” She also learned to ski. She got back on the horse, literally, taking up riding for the first time since an accident in her early twenties. She went gluten-free. She traveled to Israel. She spent a month in India learning yoga, which she says had far-reaching benefits. “It’s posture, it’s muscle tone. It’s helped me to calm—I can bring myself in faster than I could before.”

    While she was in India, “only a few people knew how to reach me,” she says. “My man was one of them.” That would be 50-year-old Russian real-estate magnate Vladislav Doronin, with whom Campbell lives large: architectural-gem residences, birthday extravaganzas. Though she’d like to clarify one detail. Contrary to the rumors, he didn’t buy her a 25-bedroom Turkish estate. “I love the country. But I haven’t had time to get to Turkey. Once a year, possibly.”

    p4ljLCould it be that the Oxygen network didn’t get the memo about New Naomi? In the months leading up to her show’s debut, the channel got plenty of mileage from the old Naomi, or at least her reputation, airing a promo clip of Campbell chastising a young model. During a visit to the show’s set in Brooklyn, I observe her coaching her two finalists in the art of the red-carpet interview. Her delivery is classic schoolmarm—loving, but curt. “I want you to write this down,” she tells them. “Time is of the essence. If someone hands you a gift, they want you to take a photo with it. If you don’t like it, smile. Say ‘It was so thoughtful for you to come all this way to give me this gift.’ ” Even after the cameras stop rolling, she can still be heard giving them advice. (Asked how The Face would differentiate itself from ANTM—Campbell famously buried the hatchet with Tyra Banks a few years ago after a long-standing feud—Campbell invokes the best defense: “I don’t watch the other reality model shows. I’ll never have anything to say. If you ask me about Tyra Banks”—for the record, I hadn’t—“I’m proud of her as a woman of color. She’s given girls opportunity, and God bless her.”)

    As an executive producer, Campbell’s backstage role has largely been picking up the phone to assure, say, Zac Posen that it’s safe to get involved with a new show on a network known for Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood. “I’ve modeled at a certain level, and I don’t want to go below that,” Campbell says. It’s a nice thought, but this is reality TV; the show is decidedly a mix of high and low. While she brought in photographer Patrick Demarchelier for an episode and corralled the iconic Pat Cleveland for a guest-judge spot, discount chain Marshalls sponsors one challenge and Kleinfeld Bridal (of Say Yes to the Dress fame) provides the dresses for another.

    High, low, good, bad—does it really matter? For a certain crowd, anything Campbell does is a must-watch. “The first time I saw her cry in an elimination I thought, She’s in this,” says Rod Aissa, Oxygen Media’s senior vice president. “The public will see the Naomi that her friends know. That doesn’t come across in a picture, but it does come across on television.”

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    Naomi Campbell has revealed she washes her hair with washing-up liquid mixed with egg.

    The supermodel, 42, credits her glossy locks with an unusual homemade concoction involving an egg, Guinness Irish stout and the cleaning agent.

    Quizzed about her best kept beauty secret, she revealed: "Raw egg, Guinness and Fairy liquid - it makes your hair fluffy and shiny and thick."

    The catwalk queen is famed for having one of the most recognisable faces in the fashion industry, after being scouted by an agency aged just 15, but she hasn't always thought of herself as attractive.

    Naomi laughed to Britain's OK! magazine: "I think I thought that I didn't look too bad when I was a huge Culture Club fan at 13.

    "I used to get the hats and stick on the braid so I'd look like Boy George. That's when I thought I was OK."

    The star claims the modelling world has become almost unrecognisable since she started out, and wonders if her statuesque height would have afforded her the same success nowadays.

    "It moves so quickly. There's no time to be inspired any more," she said."Coming from the 90s, back then, we just had to learn as we went along. I remember I would ask Iman, or other models who were around me, to show me how to do things.

    "But things have changed since then, I'm five foot nine- and-a-half inches, and when I started modelling, that was considered tall. The generations that have come after are much taller."

    However, she believes fellow 90s star and close pal Kate Moss proved being a supermodel is about more than just beauty and thinks that standard is still true today.

    "I guess she [Kate] showed us all that you didn't have to be so tall," Naomi mused.

    "But I think being a supermodel really does come from your personality. You've got to have that something special that catches attention."

    source | 1& 2& 3

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    Michael Buble and Luisana Lopilato shared some happy news with the world on Thursday, Jan. 24: the Argentine actress is pregnant with the couple's first child!

    The spouses of nearly two years made the announcement in a video message, which opens with an ultrasound image and features the singer's hit single "Haven't Met You Yet."

    "Mike, Lu and . . . mini Buble!" the text in the clip reads. "We're having a baby Buble!"

    Buble, 37, married Lopilato, 25, in a small civil ceremony in Buenos Aires on March 31, 2011. Days later, the couple tied the knot in front of 300 friends and family in their second set of nuptials. Their third wedding ceremony took place in May 2011 at Vancouver's Pan Pacific Hotel.

    "I've said to Luisana a million times I'd love to have kids," Buble told ET Canada in 2011. "But I always say to her when you're ready -- when you feel like you've lived and you've partied and done all the things you want to do. When you've worked your butt off, then tell me."


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  • 01/24/13--10:54: Celebrity picture post
  • Various photocalls and premieres for The Last Stand

    The Britain's Got Talent Judges in London

     Wilmer Valderrama and Rosario Dawson attend the Voto Latino "Welcome To 1600 Part II" Inaugural Gala at Josephine

    Orlando Bloom leaves Chateau Marmont

    Jennifer Lopez promoting in NYC and at the screening of Parker

    Eva Longoria in LA

    Miranda Lambert kicks off the national search for the next communities to benefit from the PEDIGREE Feeding Project,

    Alessandra Ambrosio

    Kate Beckinsale on Melrose Ave

    Kat Von D and Deadmau5 in West Hollywood

    Delta Goodrem at Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills

    Rita Ora and Theophilus London in Paris

    Gwen Stefani

    Joe Manganiello

    Naomi Watts

    Monica Bellucci in Milan

    Freida Pinto at LAX

    Kimora Lee Simmons outside Sirius Radio

    Ryan Phillipe leaving the gym

    Ashley Greene

    Mila Kunis in LA

    David Beckham in London

    Katy Perry at LAX

    Jada Pinkett Smith in West Hollywood

    The Saturdays launches their show in London

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    Jennifer Lawrence is definitely a star on the rise but, eight years ago, the only thing on the rise was her hair!

    The Oscar-nominated actress was a gawky teenager just like the rest of us and she had a really unfortunate hairdo to boot. Snakkle.com scored a photo of the then-eighth grader where she’s the proud owner of a bad perm and a blue and gold paw print school sweatshirt.

    Luckily, unlike most middle schoolers, it looks like Lawrence managed to skip the braces phase, since the one thing that hasn’t changed about the “The Hunger Games” star’s look is her stellar smile.

    "I was a teenager too — hard to believe, right?" Lawrence told the LA Times last week.

    She’s got a point. And since People magazine dubbed her one of the “Most Beautiful People in 2012,” it’s safe to say her “awkward stage” is just a distant memory. Besides, she’s made it clear that when it comes to her body, she could care less what people think. “I eat like a caveman, I’ll be the only actress who doesn’t have anorexia rumors," Lawrence told Elle in 2012. “In Hollywood, I’m obese. I’m considered a fat actress, I’m Val Kilmer in that one picture on the beach.”

    We beg to differ.

    More important than her teenage style, however, is her quick climb to Hollywood fame over a mere three years. Her breakout role in “Winter’s Bone” scored the starlet her first Oscar nomination as well as the attention of the masses. The Kentucky native has continued to wow us with her acting chops, most recently nabbing an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of a young widow in “Silver Linings Playbook.”

    Hopefully, just like her middle school ‘do, Lawrence’s star status will continue to grow.


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    A new post from Cat Taylor over at Making Game of Thrones details the start of the filming in Iceland that occurred back in December. Filming in Iceland during the winter makes for some gorgeous, frosty scenery, but it comes with its challenges.

    It was not the most auspicious of starts on our first Monday in Reykjavik – a storm had been coming in from the ocean and all domestic flights were grounded from early in the morning – a worry because all our directors, ADs and producers were scheduled to do a two-day recce of all the locations for the shoot, beginning the next day.

    For those of you who aren’t familiar, a recce is a chance for the director, DOP and the crew to reconnoitre the location and finalize the details of how that scene will work – in what direction the camera will shoot, where the actors will walk, where the best light angles will be and so on, down to the best place for base (close, but out of sight and far enough away that the generator can’t be heard, is the ideal).

    Finally, at 3 pm in the afternoon we received word that the airport in Akureyi was open and those who needed to fly out raced to the airport – some people were driving and had hit the road hours before – to catch the first plane. After a short flight over the stunning mountains and glaciers, we arrived only slightly windswept at our hotels and practiced in our snow boots again.

    We may only be shooting for eight days, but within that we will work with 3 directors/directing teams: Alex Graves, David Benioff and Dan Weiss and Dan Minahan covering scenes from five of the 10 episodes in Season 3. We’ve got a lot to do, and baby, it’s cold outside.

    Winter Is Coming: A good and informative post. That last bit gives us a clue as to when we will see scenes from beyond the Wall (Hint: only in the first 5 episodes).


    Sorry for hotlinking, mods! I c&p'ed the wrong link the first time.

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    Helena Bonham Carter has revealed she is always surprised by how strange Johnny Depp makes himself look on screen.

    The actress has worked with the Hollywood heartthrob on six films, including Sweeney Todd and most recently The Lone Ranger, and said Johnny always seems intent on hiding his famous good looks.

    Helena said: "He is funny because he's one of the most beautiful men in the world and he just covers himself up to such a degree, but he does make me laugh.

    "It's always fun with Johnny because you've no idea what he's going to come as. His make-up and his costume is always like - pile it on more... he's somewhere in there.

    "Actually the first time I worked with him he was 120 years old, old, old, make-up, so it might not have been Johnny, in fact it probably wasn't!"

    The Lone Ranger, which stars Johnny as the cowboy's sidekick, Native American Tonto, is the first film he and Helena have worked on together that isn't directed by Helena's partner Tim Burton.

    She said: "It was a bit weird when I walked on set and there was Johnny in his usual crazy make-up, tons of make-up. And me looking actually a bit strange too - I had one leg and a peg leg. And there was no Tim. And then we got used to it.

    "Gore Verbinski is very funny. He's worked with Johnny a lot and it was fun."

    The actress has also recently completed filming on The Young And Prodigious Spivet with Amelie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

    She said: "I love Jean-Pierre. I love him. It was filmed in English and it was hysterical, because his English is very special. And he's a visionary. You're only ultimately as good as your director, so I loved the experience of making it."


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    Sophie Okonedo joins Toby Kebbell and Ashley Jensen have joined the cast of BBC One’s upcoming new 3-part series The Escape Artist, according to the UK's TVWise.

    Written by the same writer who penned Spooks - David Wolstencroft - and produced by Endor Productions, with Brian Welsh directing, The Escape Artist is described as follows:

    The drama revolves around Will Burton (David Tennant), a talented junior barrister of peerless intellect and winning charm who specialises in spiriting people out of tight legal corners. He is in high demand as he has never lost a case. But when his talents acquit the notorious prime suspect in an horrific murder trial, that brilliance comes back to bite him with unexpected and chilling results, not to mention a shocking twist in the tale.

    No word yet on what character exactly that Sophie will play in the series.

    She was last seen in the in the BBC/Sky 1 HD production of Sinbad, and will next be seen on the big screen in After Earth, with Will Smith and Jaden Smith.


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    The reigning Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year and reality TV personality Blake Shelton made some disparaging remarks about traditional country fans in a recent interview with GAC as part of their Backstory series. The “Hillbilly Bone” singer and judge on NBC’s The Voice made the remarks as part of an update to the original GAC Backstory episode to include more information on Blake Shelton’s continued success. In connection with Blake’s first CMA for “Male Vocalist of the Year” award in 2010, Blake Shelton said,

    If I am “Male Vocalist of the Year” that must mean that I’m one of those people now that gets to decide if it moves forward and if it moves on. Country music has to evolve in order to survive. Nobody wants to listen to their grandpa’s music. And I don’t care how many of these old farts around Nashville going, “My God, that ain’t country!” Well that’s because you don’t buy records anymore, jackass. The kids do, and they don’t want to buy the music you were buying.

    The new version of Blake Shelton’s GAC Backstory aired first in mid December 2012, and will be airing numerous times in February.

    Blake Shelton’s comments are not only hurtful to classic and traditional country fans, they are incorrect. According to a study of country radio conducted by Edison Research and released during last year’s Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, listeners actually want more classic country on radio, and the lack of it has been given credit for the contraction being experienced in the radio format.

    Edison Research President Larry Rosin last February said, "I believe that we as an industry have really made a mistake in our conception of our own stations. While many people don’t want to listen to classic country music, some still do, and we’ve let them float away…We run the risk that we just are more and more pleasing to fewer and fewer people until all we are is ecstatically pleasing a tiny, unsustainable number of people.”

    Blake Shelton also specifically mention “records,” but statistics shows that older music listeners are the ones that still by music in physical formats, while younger listeners (aka “kids”) tend to download music illegally, stream it at very low margins for artists and their labels, or purchase individual songs.

    Furthermore Blake Shelton brought up the common misconception that classic and traditional country fans do not want country music to evolve. Though this may be true for some traditional fans, as Saving Country Music pointed out in a piece titled Progress Vs. Traditionalism in Country Music, the progression of country music while still keeping it tied to its roots is the foundation of Americana which has benefited from tremendous growth over the last few years.

    Blake Shelton has landed in hot water before for making inflammatory comments, especially on his infamous Twitter account. In May of 2011 Blake got in trouble for seemingly advocating violence against gays by re-writing the words to a Shania Twain song. The singer later apologized.


    1-24-13 (11:43 CST): Country music legend Ray Price has just responded to Blake Shelton’s comments through his Facebook page.

    It’s a shame that I have spend 63 years in this business trying to introduce music to a larger audience and to make it easier for the younger artists who are coming behind me. Every now and then some young artist will record a rock and roll type song , have a hit first time out with kids only. This is why you see stars come with a few hits only and then just fade away believing they are God’s answer to the world. This guy sounds like in his own mind that his head is so large no hat ever made will fit him. Stupidity Reigns Supreme!!!!!!! Ray Price (CHIEF “OLD FART” & JACKASS”) ” P.S. YOU SHOULD BE SO LUCKY AS US OLD-TIMERS. CHECK BACK IN 63 YEARS (THE YEAR 2075) AND LET US KNOW HOW YOUR NAME AND YOUR MUSIC WILL BE REMEMBERED. – Ray Price

    1-24-13 (11:55 CST): After receiving numerous comments and posts of this story and others, Blake Shelton has taken down his Facebook fan page. SCM is also attempting to confirm reports that numerous radio stations are pulling Blake Shelton songs from their rotation.

    Blake Shelton’s comments can be seen at the very end of this video.


    I'd listen to music by Johnny Cash any day before this fool tbh...

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    Alicia Keysus has defended Befraudce amid criticism that she lip-synced her performance at Barack Obama's inauguration in Washington DC.
    The singer performed US National Anthem 'The Star Spangled Banner' as Obama was sworn in as God for a second term on Monday.
    Her performance was initially widely praised before reports emerged that she had actually lip-synced to a pre-recorded version of the song.
    The Times newspaper said Befraudce decided shortly before the ceremony that she would use the studio version rather than performing live herself.
    Keysus, who also performed during the inauguration celebrations, defended Befraudce vigorously during an interview with Capital FM.
    She exclusively said: "What I do know is that Befraudce is a great performer and she's an incredible artist with a really, really powerful voice.
    The one thing that you cannot doubt is that she can sing. She absolutely can sing.
    Keysus added to Capital: "All the rest of the 'whys' or 'whatever', we know that she can deliver and she did deliver that song really beautifully."
    You can hear Keysus in the studio with Max on Capital FM this Sunday (27th Jan) from 7pm.

    what kind of classy goddess defending this shameless fraud?


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