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    On "Suddenly," one of the standout tracks off A$AP Rocky's LONG.LIVE.A$AP album, the rapper says:

    "I swear this famous sh*t just happened overnight."

    Overnight might be an exaggeration, but Rocky's rise from underground rapper to one of the biggest entertainers in pop music was swift.

    The rapper documented his meteoric rise, and he's releasing a documentary detailing how it happened. The documentary is also called Suddenly and A$AP just released the trailer for the project.

    The trailer shows various shots of A$AP touring, mixed in with interviews with the likes of Rihanna and Rocky's right-hand man, A$AP Yams.

    This thing looks like it's going to be pretty epic; check out the trailer above below.

    lol @ the subtitles for Rihanna


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  • 06/04/13--14:45: Kate Winslet is Pregnant!

  • Kate Winslet is pregnant!

    The Titanic actress, 37, and her husband Ned Rocknroll are expecting their first child together, PEOPLE has confirmed with her rep exclusively.

    “Kate and Ned are delighted” over the news, the rep adds.

    Despite her previous marriages ending in divorce, Winslet — also mom to daughter Mia, 12, and son Joe, 9 — always knew she wanted to expand her family further.

    “I’m hoping to have more kids,” Winslet told InStyle in 2006. “I don’t know whether one or two. Oh, God, I would love to have more.”

    The Oscar-, Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning actress and Rocknroll, 34 — who is the nephew of Richard Branson — tied the knot in a secret ceremony in December after they began dating in the fall of 2011.


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    kristen headshot cannes

    EXCLUSIVE: Kristen Stewart has committed to star in back to back projects shooting this summer. She will star in Camp X-Ray, a politically charged drama written and directed by Peter Sattler, and she will also star in the Olivier Assayas-directed Sils Maria.

    In Camp X-Ray, Stewart will play a young soldier who escapes her suffocating small town by joining the military, only to find that she isn’t going for a tour of duty in Iraq as she hoped. Instead, she’s sent to Guantanamo. Met with hatred and abuse from the Muslim men in her charge, she forges an odd friendship with a young man who has been imprisoned at Gitmo for eight years. The film’s being produced by Gina Kwon and Sophia Lin, and exec produced by David Gordon Green, Lindsay Williams and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein. Production begins late summer.

    Stewart will join Juliette Binoche and Chloe Moretz in Sils Maria, the CG Cinema-produced English language film that Assayas wrote for his Summer Hours star Binoche. The film explores middle age and that introspective period where one questions how they’ve spent their life so far and what they’ve accomplished. The title refers to the Swiss setting, and Stewart plays the assistant to Binoche’s character, an actress who becomes obsessed with a young actress (Moretz) playing the role that made the older actress famous when she was young. The film shoots this summer in Europe. IFC acquired this film for distribution just before Cannes.

    Different source this time. Sorry mods!

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    This fall will see the first TV series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the form of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Marvel creative consultant Joss Whedon spoke with EW about the upcoming series and offered a few promises for the show, in particular about Agent Coulson's return.

    "Well, it's a very interesting explanation... We're gonna earn it, that's not something you take lightly."

    Whedon also confirmed that the series "stands alone" for any new viewers, offering them an entrance to the Marvel world.

    "It's very important to me that the show stands on its own, that people who never saw any of the movies can tune in and enjoy it. We like being a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we like having all of the mythos to play off of. But if the show was "You just missed Tony Stark, wow, he was just here!" it would be the most unsatisfying show ever. We have a new ensemble, apart from Clark, it's all people I've never worked with before, but I'm really excited about them, I'm really proud of them and I think people are just going to want to see them every week."

    When asked who actor J. August Richards is playing in the upcoming series, whom many believe to be the character "Rage," Whedon offered this:

    "I'm not going to say who he's playing, but he's certainly cranky as you can tell from the trailer. It''s great, he came in to guest star and he tears it up. He's got that kind of energy, he's so much fun, and such a lovely guy."


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    After months of hyping her first studio album in four years -- an album that still won't be released until this fall -- Miley Cyrus dropped the lead single, “We’ Can’t Stop,” on Monday.

    Some critics wish she would have.

    Stopped, that is.

    “This track just leaves me cold. Obviously after taking a break from recording she wanted to return with a single that reflects her departure from her younger self and former image, but I feel she has just gone such an obvious route. The track is looking to be that next defiant summer anthem for the entitled, ‘no one can tell us how to live’ adolescent masses. At the same time as it seeks to address the constant tabloid banter about Miley's life choices. Yawn,” Lyndsey Rodrigues, former MTV VJ told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “I would have loved for Miley to make her return foray into music with a more rock/pop based tuned. A more mature and edgy throwback to ‘See You Again’ to pay homage to her start as a solo artist.”

    Again reminding us that she's no Disney kid anymore, “We Can’t Stop” – produced by Atlanta hip hop guru Mike Will Made It – celebrates a night of bad behavior and debauchery with lyrics like “it’s our party we can do what we want to,” “red cups and sweaty bodies everywhere,” and “we can kiss who we want.”

    Raising eyebrows even higher are the apparent lyrics “Dancing with Molly” – a reference to the illicit street drug. Some fans have argued that the lyrics are actually “dancing with Miley,” but we can't be sure, as there is no lyric sheet, and a rep for Cyrus did not respond to a comment request.

    Online reviews of Miley's new song were mixed at best.“’We Can’t Stop’ sounds strangely like Rihanna,” observed music publication Vibe. "It doesn’t quite hit that sweet spot. But it does something else: It thoroughly completes Miley’s bad-girl-next-door evolution."

    DirectLyrics.com noted that while the song “could be a grower,” it isn’t your “typical instant single” with its “embarrassing lyrics.”

    "'3 years of long wait...for this??' That's probably the most asked question right now among the Miley Cyrus fan community across the world,” the outlet critiqued. “Miley is taking serious risks with this song, and I'm surprised RCA (Miley's new label after departing Hollywood Records), would approve her going to this 'more urban than pop' genre. Miley's 'mature' record 'Can't Be Tamed' underperformed on the charts, and sales, so I was actually expecting RCA and Miley to, at least at first, secure a 'smash' with a full-on pop album for their first 'music work' together.”

    And in the court of Twitter opinion, the song drew an overwhelming number of negative of reactions.

    “We Can't Stop by Miley Cyrus, is basically a generic mess of crappy lyrics. Awful,” wrote one, another commented that it is“the worst song I've ever heard in my life. The lyrics are obscene and her voice sounds like a smoking hamster,” as another noted: “it’s giving me a headache… terrible song.”

    But Yahoo! Music Managing Editor Lyndsey Parker told us that the backlash is hardly new.

    “She gets flak whenever she does anything non-Hannah-Montana-ish, whether it's chopping off her hair, wearing hot pants, smoking salvia, etc. This song mentions ‘Molly’ which was bound to raise an eyebrow or two, but musically, it's not a huge departure from what she has done before,” she said. “To me, it sounds like a grown-up sequel to ‘Party in the USA.’ She's just partying a little harder now.”

    Cyrus is all grown up, that's for sure, and made sure to pose provocatively in a super-skimpy tankini for a photo promoting the song, showing off almost every inch of her figure.


    idgaf, I like the song

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    Nintendo won’t be holding a typical press conference at this year’s E3, but the company has scheduled a number of different events for the show.

    One happening appears to be a special Pokemon presentation. This will take place during the first night of E3 and will be 1.5 hours long, according to media reports.

    Also during E3 are two different hands-on events: one for the media and one for analysts/other business folks. A Nintendo Direct broadcast will be live-streamed on June 11 as well.

    Kotaku editor Jason Schreier tweeted that it's a Pokemon X/Y presentation/Q&A. Time is set for 6 PM PT. Schreier also says that “Nintendo is doing a lot of different E3 events.”

    Pokemon Company president and CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara and Game Freak director Junichi Masuda are attending.

    1, 2, 3

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    20 seconds in and tears were rolling and I was ugly sobbing at the end. Carrie looks AMAZING!!

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  • 06/05/13--12:39: Farrah Abraham at the beach

  • Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham made quite the splash when she visited Miami Beach on Saturday.

    The 20-year-old personality (or whatever you want to call her), who set the world on fire when her sex tape hit the Internet last month, was photographed frolicking along the shore as she reportedly picked seashells out for her daughter, Sophia, in a yellow-and-pink bikini. During the process, she still managed to stop and pose at just the right angle, which would make sense for someone who just had a camera documenting her every move.


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  • 06/05/13--12:56: jfc, STOP.

  • Thirty eight years after Rod Serling‘s death, his final screenplay is heading to the screen. J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Prods. has acquired the rights to The Twilight Zone creator’s unproduced last feature script The Stops Along The Way. The project will be developed into an event limited series through Bad Robot’s deal at Warner Bros. TV and taken out into the marketplace. Details about the premise are being kept under wraps. Serling talked about the project in his final interview four months before his death when he was asked if he had a script he has special feeling for. “I just wrote The Stops Along The Way, which is, I think, a lovely script,” he said.

    Emmy and Golden Globe winner Serling wrote and produced a number of TV and feature screenplays, including Rod Serling’s Night Gallery, Planet Of The Apes, and Requiem For A Heavyweight, but he is best known for his Twilight Zone anthology series, which was just named one of the top five Best Written TV Series of all time by the Writers Guild of America, West.

    A reboot of the TV classic is in the works at CBS TV Studios with X-Men director Bryan Singer at the helm.Event/limited series are red-hot at the moment, with four greenlighted in the past month alone, Fox’s 24: Live Another Day and Wayward Pines, FX’s Fargo and HBO’s Criminal Justice. Bad Robot has four series on the air next season, returning Revolution and Person Of Interest and upcoming Almost Human and Believe. Code Entertainment, which reps the Serling Estate, made the deal with Bad Robot.

    You WISH you were in the twilight zone

    I didn't know what would be the appropriate tags, mod. Maybe you should make a Twilight Zone tag! :D

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    The duo maintains its command for a fifth week with 'Can't Hold Us,' while 'Blurred Lines' soars upward.

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis notch a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton. Robin Thicke, meanwhile, lands his first Hot 100 top 10, as "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell, roars 11-6, fueled in part by a 3-1 rise on Digital Songs.

    "Can't Hold Us" remains atop the Hot 100 despite not currently leading any of the list's three main component charts (a feat last managed by Pink's "Just Give Me a Reason," featuring Nate Ruess, five weeks ago). "Hold" falls 1-5 after five weeks in charge of Digital Songs, decreasing by 13% to 184,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and 2-3 on Streaming Songs, drawing 5 million U.S. streams in the tracking week (down 11%), according to Nielsen BDS. The cut's airplay continues to grow, however, as "Hold" pushes 3-2 on Radio Songs with 131 million all-format audience impressions (up 3%), according to BDS.

    With the pair's prior establishing hit "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz (now at No. 14), having reached the top 10 on the Hot 100 dated Jan. 5 (before it reigned for six weeks), Macklemore and Lewis this week become the only act to place at least one title in the chart's top 10 each week this year (24 weeks in all in that span). The rapper and producer had shared the feat with Bruno Mars, who'd achieved the distinction with "Locked Out of Heaven" and "When I Was Your Man." (All four songs spent time atop the Hot 100). "Man," however, falls out of the top tier this week (10-11).

    After four weeks of no movement in the Hot 100's top three, Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" contributes to a slight shake-up, lifting 3-2. Passing the No. 3 peak of his previous single "Suit & Tie," featuring Jay-Z, Timberlake tallies his highest rank since "Dead and Gone," on which he assisted T.I., peaked at No. 2 in early 2009. He last placed higher as a guest, with Nelly Furtado, on Timbaland's two-week No. 1 "Give It to Me" in April 2007. A month earlier, he'd crowned the chart with his own "What Goes Around…Comes Around."

    "Mirrors" tops Radio Songs for a third week (up 2% to 154 million, his best weekly audience for any of his singles), while dropping 9-10 on Digital Songs (131,000, down 7%) and 10-12 on Streaming Songs (3.2 million, down 9%).

    As Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" notches a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the set's lead single, "Get Lucky," featuring Pharrell Williams, rises 4-3 with top Streaming Gainer kudos for a third straight week. The track scores a second week at No. 1 on the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (2.2 million, up 2%) and jumps 3-2 on Streaming Songs (5.6 million, up 9%), 5-4 on Digital Songs (190,000, up 5%) and 12-8 on Radio Songs (64 million, up 22%), marking the duo's first Radio Songs top 10. "Get Lucky" registers a third week at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Songs and a second on top of Dance/Club Play Songs (3-1), where it's the first title to claim multiple weeks at the summit since Rihanna's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris (Nov. 19-26, 2011). ("Found" topped the Hot 100 for 10 weeks, Rihanna's longest command on the chart.)

    P!nk's previously noted former three-week No. 1 "Reason" descends 2-4 on the Hot 100, while Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise," featuring Nelly, stays at its No. 5 peak in its 35th week. "Cruise" docks at No. 10 on Radio Songs (down from No. 9, although with an 11% gain to 62 million). It backtracks 2-3 on Digital Songs (196,000, down 1%) and climbs 16-14 on Streaming Songs (although with a 7% loss to 2.8 million). The track tops Hot Country Songs for a 14th week.

    Thicke boasts the lone new entry in the Hot 100's top 10, as "Blurred Lines" blasts 11-6 with top Airplay Gainer honors. The sultry song surges 46-17 on Radio Songs with a 68% gain to 48 million. It concurrently becomes his first Digital Songs No. 1 (3-1) via a 20% increase to 229,000. On Streaming Songs, the cut climbs 33-25 (2.1 million, up 16%).

    Thicke had previously peaked as high as No. 14 on the Hot 100 with his first entry, "Lost Without U," in 2007. "Blurred Lines" featured act Williams – also at No. 3 on Daft Punk's "Get Lucky"– adds his sixth Hot 100 top 10 (after collecting his first four in 2003-06), and his first set of concurrent top 10s, while T.I. tallies his 11th and first since the aforementioned "Dead and Gone" (2009).

    Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Selena Gomez's "Come & Get It" retreats from its No. 6 peak to No. 7, although it climbs 10-9 on Radio Songs (64 million, up 18%); Imagine Dragons'"Radioactive" rebounds 9-8, while ruling Hot Rock Songs for an 11th week; Icona Pop's "I Love It," featuring Charli XCX, regresses to No. 9 from its No. 7 highpoint, although it charges 6-5 on Radio Songs (89 million, up 5%); and, Rihanna's former No. 3 hit "Stay," featuring Mikky Ekko, falls 8-10; since debuting at No. 57 the week of Feb. 23, the ballad has spent its subsequent 16 weeks in the top 10.


    Alice in Chains, John Fogerty and Little Mix all make Top 5 debuts, while Daft Punk holds at Number 1.

    Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, as the set shifts another 93,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's down 73% in its second week, a not alarming sophomore frame decline, considering a lot of the album's first week was bolstered with digital pre-orders.

    Comparably, Daft Punk's second week slide is only slightly less steep that the average fall for No. 1 debuts this year. Of the 15 No. 1 bows so far in 2013, the average second week decline has been 68%. "Random Access Memories" is the seventh No. 1 debut this year to slip by more than 70% in its second week. The largest tumble is owned by Justin Bieber's "Believe" (79.4%) while the lightest fall belongs to Josh Groban's "All That Echoes" (50.4%).

    At No. 2 this week on the Billboard 200 is Alice in Chains, which claims its highest charting set since 1995, as "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" starts in the runner-up slot with 61,000. The rock band last went higher with its 1995 self-titled album, which debuted at No. 1 on the tally dated Nov. 25, 1995. Its new release is its second with lead singer William DuVall, following 2009's No. 5-peaking "Black Gives Way to Blue." That album may have started lower than "Devil," but its sales were stronger out of the gate: 126,000.

    In total, "Devil" is the fifth top 10 set for Alice In Chains, stretching back to 1992's No. 6-peaking "Dirt."

    Behind Alice in Chains this week is the also-debuting John Fogerty, who logs his highest bow ever, as "Wrote a Song for Everyone" starts at No. 3 with 51,000. It's the veteran rocker's highest charting album (and first top 10) since 1985's "Centerfield" climbed to No. 1. The new set features an all-star line up of guest artists duetting with Fogerty on his own classics like "Fortunate Son" (with Foo Fighters) and "Proud Mary" (with Jennifer Hudson).

    The third and final debut in the top 10 is at No. 4, by British vocal quartet Little Mix, with their debut set "DNA" (50,000). It's the highest debut ever for a British female group's first album, surpassing the No. 6 arrival of Spice Girls'"Spice" in 1997. "DNA" was led by the single "Wings," which reached No. 26 on the Pop Songs airplay chart (known as Mainstream Top 40 on billboard.biz).

    Overall, Little Mix has the highest start for any female group's debut album since 2006, when Danity Kane's self-titled set started at No. 1.

    Little Mix won the 2011 British version of "The X Factor," the same show that brought us their SYCO/Columbia Records label mates One Direction. The latter came in third place on the 2010 series.

    Blake Shelton's "Based on a True Story" rises 16-5 with 42,000 -- up 69% -- in the wake of his NBC charity special "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert." The charity show, benefiting victims of the recent Oklahoma tornados, was organized by the star and aired on live on May 29 at 9 PM.

    "Healing in the Heartland" featured performances by Shelton, his wife Miranda Lambert, Usher, Reba McEntire, Luke Bryan and more. The one-hour broadcast earned 8.4 million total TV viewers on NBC according to Nielsen and was the most-watched show of the night. NBC said that 13.2 million tuned in to at least a portion of the concert across NBC and its sister networks Bravo, CMT, E!, G4 and Style.

    Shelton's album also grows in part to his May 27 performance on NBC's "The Voice," where he's also a coach. He sang his latest hit, "Boys 'Round Here." On the Digital Songs chart, the tune climbs 11-9 with 147,000 downloads sold (up 36%) for Shelton's highest sales week yet for a song. It surpasses the 139,000 debut of 2011's "Honey Bee."

    Back on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Darius Rucker's "True Believers" falls 2-6 in its second week (41,000; 51%) while the soundtrack to "The Great Gatsby" slips 5-7 (36,000; down 33%). Imagine Dragons'"Night Visions" rises 13-8 (33,000; up 22%) thanks in part to an iTunes promotion. The band released its new "iTunes Sessions" EP through the retailer last week, which bows at No. 56 with 7,000.

    Closing out the top 10 on the Billboard 200: Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" holds at No. 9 (31,000; down 26%) and Vampire Weekend's "Modern Vampires of the City" falls 7-10 (29,000; down 40%).

    Over on the Digital Songs chart, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell, jumps 3-1 with 229,000 downloads sold (up 20%). It's the first No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart for Thicke, while T.I. clocks his fourth leader, and Pharrell nets his second.

    Leaping 19-2 is 2 Chainz's "We Own It (Fast & Furious)," featuring Wiz Khalifa, with 208,000 (up 138%). It's the best sales week yet for 2 Chainz. The song is from the "Fast & Furious 6" soundtrack and film, which clocked a second weekend atop the U.S. and Canada box office chart this past weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. Through June 3, the film has raked in $174 million, making it the fifth-highest grossing movie of the year.

    Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" slips 2-3 on Digital Songs with 196,000 (down 1%), Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" (featuring Pharrell Williams) rises 5-4 with 190,000 (up 5%) and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis'"Can't Hold Us" (featuring Ray Dalton) slides 1-5 with 184,000 (down 13%).

    Imagine Dragons'"Radioactive" climbs 8-6 (159,000; up 7%), Selena Gomez's "Come & Get It" dips 6-7 (158,000; down 8%) and P!nk's "Just Give Me a Reason" (featuring Nate Ruess) descends 4-8 (150,000; down 19%).

    Blake Shelton's "Boys 'Round Here" (featuring Pistol Annies and Friends) rises 11-9 (147,000; up 36%) while Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" closes out the top 10, sliding 9-10 with 131,000 (down 7%).

    Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending June 2) totaled 4.80 million units, down 7% compared with the sum last week (5.19 million) and down 4% compared with the comparable sales week of 2012 (5.02 million). Year to date album sales stand at 121.40 million, down 5% compared to the same total at this point last year (127.70 million).

    Digital track sales this past week totaled 24.24 million downloads, down 1% compared with last week (24.49 million) and down 5% stacked next to the comparable week of 2012 (25.58 million). Year to date track sales are at 579.91 million, down 3% compared to the same total at this point last year (596.86 million).

    Next week's Billboard 200 competes with the same week in 2012 when: Adele's "21" returned to No. 1 for a 24th and final week, selling 75,000 (up 30%). The chart's top debut was Alan Jackson's "Thirty Miles West," which entered at No. 2 with 73,000.


    How many weeks do Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have to spend at #1 to get a tag, mods?

    ONTD, do you think Blurred Lines will go number 1? Will Get Lucky? Who will get there first? How amazing is 'Treasure' on the radio?

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    Twenty-seven hot contenders in comedy and drama gathered on May 1 at Siren Orange Studios in Los Angeles for a group portrait (and seriously unfiltered talk about their craft). Photographed by Joe Pugliese.
    Kevin Rahm
    Mad Men (AMC)
    “Just standing in the Mad Men offices is fun. There’s actual research on an account from that period in a folder on our desks. Like, someone really did that for us!”

    “I tend to watch a lot of dark dramas like The Walking Dead and Dexter. Maybe Ariel [Winter] and I can guest star on something together as adolescent serial killers? That’d be fun.”
    (Damn he got so hot!!)


    Chris Messina(UNF!)
    The Mindy Project (Fox)
    “We have many laughing fits. In one scene, I had a quick exchange with [guest star] Seth Rogen that I could not get through. Everybody was ready to kill me.”


    Simon Helberg
    The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
    “The worst acting job I ever had was a MasterCard commercial where I had to wear a rubber suit and be harnessed in the air for 14 hours. They didn’t know how to get it off. I was bleeding, had welts … and I had to go back the next day. It was horrible.”

    Steven Yeun(UNF UNF UNFFITY!)
    The Walking Dead (AMC)
    “My toughest gig was working in an assisted-living home. It was great because of the people you meet but terrible because sometimes they weren’t there the next day. Also, you’d have to do things for people you are used to doing for babies. That was bad.”

    More at the Sauce below:


    These are a lot of white people tho...and some of these people will never score a nomination for acting-

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    Bryan Singer tweets another photo from the production "Days of Future Past".

    No doubt the production will now focus more on Fassbender's character.

    X-Men: Days of Future Past releases on July 18th 2014


    Can't wait for Anna Paquin to finish up True Blood so we can see her back on set!

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  • 06/05/13--13:22: Rihanna out in Paris

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    RiRi was photographed once again in Paris on Tuesday night (June 4). She was seen returning to her hotel after attending a local fashion showroom.




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  • 06/05/13--13:28: SUMMER '13 JAM, TBQH


    ONTD, what is YOUR summer jam this year?

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  • 06/05/13--13:39: Showtime cancels The Borgias

  • Showtime has canceled The Borgias, its period drama that stars Jeremy Irons as Pope Alexander VI.

    Season-to-date, the drama has been averaging 2.4 million weekly viewers across platforms. The final episode of the drama from Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Interview with the Vampire) will air on June 16th at 10 p.m. ET/PT.“I never thought I would make a cable series and have enjoyed every minute of it,” said Jordan in a statement. “For a variety of reasons we won’t be doing a fourth season, but, ‘The Prince’ [the final episode], when I wrote it and shot it, did seem like the end of a journey for the family. Whatever bonded them as a family dies in this episode, and the center of the drama for me was always the family.”

    Shot entirely on location in Budapest, the series is about the infamous Borgia dynasty and how Alexander VI built his empire by bribing, buying and muscling his way into the papacy. The cast included François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Joanne Whalley, Lotte Verbeek, Sean Harris, Thure Lindhart and Gina McKee.



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    When Taylor Swift bought her Rhode Island beach house, she probably didn’t anticipate that she’d cause turmoil. According to several reports, some of the residents aren’t overly pleased with their new neighbor.

    Because the singer’s $17.5 million property line is near a public path to the shore, beach goers are angry about their limited access to the coast and the amount of security guards that are watching over her abode.

    But a Rhode Island official is defending Swift against the public backlash, saying she’s in the right.

    “There has been an ongoing problem with people climbing onto her wall,” a local official for the Watch Hill Fire District, a wing of the Parks Commission overseeing the area, tells RadarOnline. “The public is allowed on the beach, but only below the high tide water mark.”

    “When it’s high tide, they can’t be on her beach at all,” the unnamed official adds. “When the tide is out, they can legally walk on the beach below the high tide mark.”

    After a scary incident in which a fan was found trespassing near her beachfront home, the superstar and her security team are undoubtedly taking every precautionary measure to ensure Swift stays protected.

    Although she has taken a little bit of time to enjoy her massive new real estate property, even dining with pal Lena Dunham in the area, Swift has been incredibly busy on the road, traveling on her 2013 Red Tour. She also recently performed with the Rolling Stones, and sweetly surprised a contestant on ‘The Voice’ with a short appearance on the show.

    Ideally, by the time the songstress has time to fully relax and enjoy the beautiful view from her new Rhode Island home, the property line problems will be solved.

    thatd be annoying if youre used to being able to go where you want, but shes paying a lot of money for that property and its totally her right to not want randoms on any part of it.


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    Come this December every film-oriented website will be publishing a list highlighting a slew of their favorites movies from 2013. That’s why we here at Movie Mezzanine thought it would be worthwhile to take a moment now to reflect on the past five months at the movies.

    While I could quite easily decry the state of contemporary cinema (what with the overkill of formulaic sequels, unfunny comedies, abhorrent dramas, etc), today is about celebrating the films that have managed to tap into our hearts and minds, challenged our intellects, and created fictional worlds for us to get lost in. We hope this list of 16* films will compel you to seek out some of these movies that may have passed over your radar upon their release.

    11.) Fast & Furious 6
    Like a fine wine that only gets better with age, the Fast and Furious series has inexplicably gotten better with each subsequent film. Furious 6 capitalizes upon the utter insanity and pure spectacle of Fast Five, and somehow finds to be even more absurd. A series whose humble origins began in underground street racing is now firmly centered on the exploits of demigods. Punches are thrown that could incapacitate Thor, and flesh and bone hurtle through the air with only a car’s metal frame to safely break their fall. Fan favorite characters are now action figures in an incredibly expensive sandbox, this is spectacle with the dial turned up to eleven. Coupled with the fact that the Fast and Furious series is now the most densely plotted and intricately linked blockbuster series possibly ever, there is truly something for everyone. Just remember that family is a bond stronger than physics.

    10.) Stoker
    Park Chan-wook’s English-language debut has an ostensible plot: something Gothic and overheated about incest, secrets, and its young protagonist’s coming of age. But honestly it’s just an excuse to stage one lethal, sexual set piece after another, entangling texture and color with Clint Mansell’s insinuating score. Few horror movies are as lush, or star an avatar of hysteria like Mia Wasikowska, playing a young woman whose fetishized body and violent leanings are bound together in one knotty performance. Few movies of any stripe are like Stoker, which operates entirely within that space between seduction and terror.

    9.) The Place Beyond the Pines
    A fractured story of life and death, love and hate, fathers and sons, Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines is a brutal and honest work of art. The film is split into three very distinct segments, each equipped with their own three-act structure. In the months since the film’s release, many have dedicated time to scrutinizing each segment. This one is better than that one and so on. Fair enough, but that’s not how I choose to look at it. Take one away, and the other two don’t work. At least not as well. Three segments, one movie. One long, unique, oddly beautiful movie.

    2.) Before Midnight
    Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight is not only the funniest and saddest entry into the beloved Celine and Jesse Trilogy, it is also the funniest and saddest film I’ve seen in the first half of 2013. From its lengthy one-take opening car ride, jammed with details recognizably hilarious and frustrating to any parent, to its revealing Greek countryside dinner, complete with quiet supporting character work and small intimate moments of self-recognition, Before Midnight wittily executes a slow build towards its final act. It’s not spoiling to say the series goes where life mandates it must, hitting the relationship boiling point with a keen sense of realism and life experience. Anyone who’s been in a lengthy relationship has had one or more of these moments. I can only hope Linklater will give me another opportunity in the future to continue my love affair with these characters.

    1.) Spring Breakers
    Korine’s depiction of youthful debauchery is a mesmerizing satire, somehow managing to celebrate excess while offering a compelling critique of a generation’s spiritual emptiness. Lit with the neon sheen of the Vegas Strip, there’s a cool confidence to the chaos that adds aesthetic and thematic weight to what could easily be a gratuitous mess of flesh and sweat. It’s sleazy yet sleek, featuring what may be the best performance of James Franco’s career, and the dreamlike cinematography by Benoit Debie results in the most hypnotic cinematic experience so far this year.


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    Macklemore calls for the government to support gay families in a new clip for Americans United.

    Says the rapper:

    All families deserve respect. All parents deserve support whether they're gay or straight. I want a government that doesn't discriminate, a government that doesn't try to use religion to define what makes us a family. And that's why I am one of the voices united for the separation of church and state.


    yes plz. not here 4 religion.
    also can we get a tag. ontd search is a big enough of a flop as it is.

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    With each season of Breaking Bad comes a new poster featuring Walter White (Bryan Cranston). Every new expression of the show and our devolving antihero has managed to become more sinister than the last, culminating in season 4′s “extremely volatile” evil stareand season 5′s demand to “all hail the king.”

    AMC just revealed the new poster for the highly anticipated final eight episodes, which start up on AMC on Aug. 11. It’s the most foreboding yet, and Walt is nowhere to be found.


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    ROME – The Venice Film Festival announced Wednesday that director and screenwriter Paul Schrader will head the international jury for the festival’s Horizons sidebar, while The Canyons, his first directorial effort in five years, will screen on the Lido, out of competition.

    Written by Less than Zero and American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis, The Canyons stars actress and singer Lindsay Lohan, producer and director Gus Van Sant, and porn star James Deen in an erotic noir thriller about "youth, glamor, sex, and surveillance."

    The film was reportedly turned down by the Sundance Film Festival and SXSW, but Venice, which will host the film’s international premiere, will represent a high-profile platform for the innovative project, which was made in a large part due to nearly $160,000 raised on crowd finding site Kickstarter.

    Schrader’s selection as the head of the Horizon’s jury will also attract attention to the well regarded sidebar, which focuses on new trends in filmmaking.

    With the appointment, Schrader joins Oscar-winning director Bernardo Bertolucci, previously announced as the head the main competition jury, and The Exorcist and The French Connection director William Friedkin, who will receive a Golden Lion for lifetime achievement, on the Lido this year.

    Schrader, a protagonist in the new Hollywood movement, is the director behind 1980’s American Gigolo, with writing credits that include Taxi Driver (1978), Raging Bull (1980), and The Last Temptation of Christ (1988). The Canyons is Schrader’s first directorial effort since post-World War II drama Adam Resurrected in 2008.

    “Schrader has continually exercised his intelligence at the service of cinema and of his constant need for renewal,” Venice artistic director Alberto Barbera said in a statement. “In virtue of his recognized interest in personal forms of film expression, he can contribute significantly to heightening the specific function of a section such as Horizons.”

    The rest of the Horizons jury was not named. The seven-person jury will be charged with handing out five prizes from a section of 18 films.

    The 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival will take place August 28-Sept. 7.



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