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    Over the years, there's been no shortage of boybands. *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys dominated the 90s and early 2000s, the Jonas Brothers in the mid-2000s, and then two years ago One Direction made their way from across the pond and rekindled our romance with bubble-gum pop music.

    The English/Irish fivesome isn't the only group making hearts go pitter patter around the world thesedays though. Mindless Behavior is doing something that hasn't really been done since the days when Boyz II Men ruled the charts; making being in a boyband cool again.

    Since their debut in 2010, Ray Ray, Roc, Princeton and Prodigy have redefined the term boyband. No awkward dance moves and frosted tips (oh, how we miss those days!). These guys do their own thing in a very cool way, and by the success of their latest single, "Used To Be," it looks like all their hard work is paying off.

    After making my way through a crowd of fans that wrapped around the building, I sat down with the guys before their first of two sold-out shows at New York City's Beacon Theatre to chat about their insanely successful All Around The World Tour. Along with talking about their national tour, the guys opened up about their favorite songs to perform and what fans can expect on their new album.


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    ABC Family Cancels 'Bunheads'

    The one-hour ballet drama from Amy Sherman-Palladino that starred Sutton Foster had been awaiting news of its fate since February.

    From Gilmore Girls' Amy Sherman-Palladino, the critically lauded one-hour ballet drama starring Broadway veteran Sutton Foster had wrapped up its 18-episode first season in February. The cable network opted to wait until after its freshman series premiered to make decisions on its bubble series, which included Bunheads and The Lying Game. There had been conflicting reports earlier this year regarding Bunheads' fate.

    "Bunheads is a wonderful series that we are very proud to have aired," an ABC Family spokesperson said Monday. "The series had amazing storytelling, the most talented cast and a passionate and loyal fan base. Recognizing all of this, we took extra time to try and find ways to bring the series back for another season, but in the end it simply wasn’t possible. We wish the cast and crew the best in their future endeavors."



    I'm out.

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    Twisted Spoilers: Maddie Hasson on Chris Zylka and What Pushes Jo Into Tyler's Arms — Exclusive!

    Move over Joey Potter, there’s a new tomboy at the center of a tortured teen love triangle on television, and her name is Jo Masteron.

    Fans of ABC Family’s new hit series, Twisted, know Jo (Madelaine Hasson) as the hapless teenage girl in love with her former best friend Danny (Avan Jogia) — who just so happens to be hooking up with their mutual friend Lacey (Kylie Bunbury) — and unknowingly ignoring the affections of her geeky BFF Rico. But if you thought that love square was complicated, just wait until Tyler (Chris Zylka) comes into the picture on Episode 7, “We Need to Talk About Danny.” He’s about to rock Jo’s world completely, and like another good-looking enigmatic teen we know (ahem, Danny), we’re not sure whether or not we can trust him.

    Wetpaint Entertainment chatted with Madelaine Hasson about Jo’s complicated love life, her impending style transformation, and Tyler’s motives. Plus, what happens between Lacey and Danny that drives Jo into Tyler’s arms?

    Wetpaint Entertainment: So let’s talk about the relationship between Rico and Jo. He’s super uncomfortable with her friendship with Danny. Plus, he witnessed Karen throwing the necklace off the pier. Are things going to be different for Jo and Rico now?

    Madelaine Hasson: It definitely changes, and Jo is really oblivious to it because apparently, she can’t see the obvious signs that someone likes her. But things definitely change between them, and it’s unclear whether it changes because she realizes his feelings for her on the last episode [of the season]. The season ends with Jo, in her love life, battling between three guys in three different types of relationships.

    Whoa! Three? Who’s the third potential love interest for Jo?

    Chris Zylka, who plays Tyler. He comes in Episode 7 [“We Need to Talk About Danny”]. He’s amazing to work with. I’m so lucky! They’re all so talented to work with — Ashton is like this surfer boy who talks incredibly fast and says “like” a lot, and he’s so energetic that you won’t know, until you listen really closely to what he’s saying, that it’s probably the smartest thing you’ve ever heard.

    So what can you tell me about Tyler? How does he fit into Jo’s love life?

    He’s this generation’s version of a jock. In this generation the classic jock has been changed into a more creative, cool hipster type. So the cool guy is now the guy that does art and has a lot of passion for things, so that’s Tyler. He’s head of the film club — he’s still kind of a d-bag — and kind of pretentious. It’s unclear whether or not he’s pursuing Jo for the wrong reasons or the right reasons. Chris balances that really well.

    Obviously, by the the end of the first half of this season, Jo is going to have three guys complicating her love life, but she very clearly has feelings for Danny. Does she love Danny as more than a friend?

    I think she’s confused because when Danny left, he was her best friend, and they knew each other before Lacey knew them. It was always her and Danny, and then Lacey came in, so when he left, it was like this huge pull for her. But when he came back, I think she didn’t realize how much she missed having that companionship, so those feelings came rushing back. Then the dynamic started changing because they’re older, and they’re trying to find their footing in their new relationship. She doesn’t know if she wants it to be romantic or not, and I think she’s also experiencing her first crush, which is always really confusing. She’s very naive.

    Such a scandalous crush! Green Grove’s most wanted...

    Jo doesn’t go halfway on anything! She’s fearless in that sense, but at the same time, she’s very sensitive, so when it comes crashing down around her, she feels it. Teenage angst is high with Jo — it’s so high!

    What about the relationship between Jo and Lacey? How will that dynamic change?

    It’s going to be rocky. They were forced to work together, and opened up about middle school and what happened after Danny left.

    The show is disarmingly funny for a series about a potential teen murderer.

    It really is! Avan [Jogia], Kylie [Bunbury], and Ashton [Moio], who plays Rico — he is hilarious, by the way, and so similiar to his character — get the best lines. And it’s just so natural for them to be charismatic and funny. It gets funnier too!

    Phoebe is my favorite. She kills me on a weekly basis.

    Oh my god. Brittany Curran is the craziest, funniest person you will ever meet. She is borderline psychotic, and I am in love with her. She is amazing. I can’t wait until she gets more incorporated into the show. There’s this one scene — which unfortunately got cut — at Lacey’s sleepover where Phoebe is biting into a cupcake, and she comes up to me and say, “Did you just call Lacey’s mom a slut?” But on that line, she’s holding a cupcake and taking bites out of this cupcake in the most psychotic, crazy way! They cut out the bite, and I’m so sad! I couldn’t look at her!
    Twisted Spoiler Photo
    Credit: ABC Family

    The running joke throughout the show so far is Jo’s hair. There’s always one comment in every episode, which I really appreciate.

    It’s so sad! But not as sad as the mom jeans I have to wear — I think if we get to film the second half of the season, I won’t have to wear those anymore, which I’m really glad for because they are not flattering!

    Is Jo getting a makeover?

    Yeah! She transforms a little bit. The last episode is a really big turning point for Jo. And that yellow sweater, also, needs to go. It’s not cold in LA! It’s never, ever cold there, and when we come to shoot on the East Coast for exteriors, it’s pretty hot. It’s never cold when we’re shooting for winter.

    So it sounds like Jo is going to have a lot of growth in the first half of the season.

    When I came on for the pilot, they told me they had this whole transformation planned, which is really cool for me because I never played a character who had that much of a plan to begin with. They really have a strict plan of where she’s going to go, and how she’s going to transform and what’s going to happen — so much so that wardrobe is kind of hell to go to because they really want me in sweaters and baggy jeans and boots. I’m always asking, “When can I start wearing fitted clothing?” It’s Episode 7, and she’s going on a date! She needs to look presentable!

    At the heart of the show is Danny and whether or not he’s telling the truth about his aunt’s murder. Are we going to have more reveals? Does he know more than he’s telling Jo and Lacey?

    Yes. There’s a reveal in every episode, but in Episode 7, Phoebe’s brother Tyler, played by Chris, comes in, and he shows a mysterious interest in Danny and Jo. So he invites them to a party in a cemetery. I felt so bad shooting there — morally, in my soul, it kind of hurts. I was like, “Where do I step? I don’t know!” It was really cool, really creepy at first, but cool. But at the party, Lacey and Jo confront Danny, and they’re like, “Look, you’ve been keeping secrets from us since day one. You won’t tell us why you murdered your aunt. Will you give us something?” And he’s such a good charmer and con artist that he actually flips it on us, and we end up telling him a secret of ours!

    It’s that charm! Is Jo ever going to find out about Danny and Lacey’s kiss because I don’t think his charm is going to get him out of that one...

    She finds out about something else that happens between them. She finds out in a really messed up way. If I found out that my best friend and the boy that I’ve been crushing on... if I found out in this way, I’d freak.

    Oh ......

    But Chris Zylka isn’t the worst rebound a girl could have!

    When that happens, it pushes her toward Tyler — a lot. There already is friction between Danny and Tyler in the beginning episodes, but after she finds that out, in the last episode of the first half of the season, she goes to Tyler and makes a really daring move. All cards are on the table. She’s a whole new woman. It’s crazy what she does!

    Catch the next episode of Twisted on Tuesday, July 23, at 9 p.m. EST on ABC Family.

    Cody Christian, who stars on ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" as Aria's younger brother Mike Montgomery, and Ashton Moio, who stars as Jo's loyal friend Rico on "Twisted," will participate in live chats via Twitter during the East Coast broadcasts of their series July 23rd starting at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT.

    Cody Christian will be tweeting live via his handle @ReallyCody during the East Coast broadcast of "Pretty Little Liars" from 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT. To ask Cody a question, fans should tweet at his handle and include the hashtag #PLLChat in their tweets. In the new episode, "Crash and Burn, Girl!" Caleb and Toby team up to investigate "A" and what really happened the night of the lodge fire, and encounter a source that points to a new possible identity for "Red Coat." Hanna struggles to act like everything is normal, and her friends are unsure about how to help her. Aria worries about Mike's behavior in light of an incident at school and Ezra struggles with how he now fits into her life. Meanwhile, The Liars are determined to find a new suspect in Wilden's murder, and their tactics have unintended consequences. And "A's" new plan threatens to send everything crashing down around one of the Liars.

    Ashton Moio of "Twisted" will be tweeting live via his handle @AshtonMoio during the East Coast broadcast of his series from 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. PT. Fans should tweet at Ashton's handle and include the hashtag #TwistedChat to ask Ashton their questions. Secrets are revealed when Danny, Jo and Lacey attend a party at Green Grove Cemetery in the all-new episode of "Twisted" titled "We Need to Talk About Danny." When Phoebe's brother Tyler (played by Chris Zylka) holds a party at the cemetery, Jo and Lacey press Danny to reveal the secrets he's been keeping and end up spilling one of their own. Danny suffers the consequences of a mishap on the soccer team and Lacey defends Danny against Archie's increasingly vicious verbal attacks. Meanwhile, Rico confronts Jo about her obsession with Danny's case. Karen fails at a job interview, and Kyle seizes an opportunity to win her trust.

    "Pretty Little Liars" is produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television and is executive-produced by I. Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick, Leslie Morgenstein and Joseph Dougherty. The series stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Tyler Blackburn, Lucy Hale, Ian Harding, Laura Leighton, Shay Mitchell, Janel Parrish and Sasha Pieterse.

    "Twisted" is executive-produced by Gavin Polone, David Babcock and Adam Milch, who also wrote the pilot. The drama stars Avan Jogia, Maddie Hasson, Kylie Bunbury, Kimberly Quinn, Sam Robards, Ashton Moio and Denise Richards. The series is produced by Prodco, Inc.

    Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today's families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today's relationships - told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family's programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. Emmy Award-winning ABCFamily.com provides a variety of interactive entertainment and community features from rich fan-centric programming - including blogs, viewing parties, webisodes, full episodes of the network's hit programming, along with sneak peek exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes clips. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas." ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.

    Twisted Recap: Was Regina Involved With Danny’s Dad?

    What’s a successful television show without a road trip episode? The July 16 episode of ‘Twisted’ put Jo, Danny and Lacey in a car together in order to find some answers — and what they found was completely unexpected! Were Regina and Danny’s dad linked?

    The July 16 episode of Twisted turned out to be the least intense episode so far, but even so, there was plenty of drama and crazy revelations to be had. And oddly enough, the craziest revelation has to do with two dead people!

    Jo Takes Off Without Telling Her Parents

    Just like the ABC Family hashtag said, #UhOhJo! The once-goody-two-shoes Jo (Maddie Hasson) is becoming quite the rebel. This time, she left on a road trip with Danny (Avan Jogia) and Lacey (Kylie Bunbury) to solve the mystery behind the letter Lacey found on the July 9 episode — without telling her parents!

    Although Jo’s mom trusted her and assumed she’s with Danny and Lacey, her dad was infuriated that Jo would take off with Danny without warning.

    But really, Chief Masterson (Sam Robards) needs to cool his jets. Danny may not have the best reputation in the town, but it’s clear he wants to ensure that Jo is always safe and happy.

    So now that Danny, Jo and Lacey were all packed in a car together, did this mean the trio are the Three Musketeers again?!
    Danny Attempts To Play Peacemaker

    No Three Musketeers excitement just yet! Jo and Lacey seemed to be bickering more than getting along in the car. And Danny, right in the middle of the bicker-fest, did what he could to repair their broken friendship.

    In his cleverly tricky Danny way, he locked them out of the car until they apologized to each other for whatever it was that made them grow apart. But neither apology was sincere whatsoever.

    Finally, Jo burst. She confessed that Lacey was the reason she wasn’t invited to a birthday party that everyone in their grade was invited to while Danny was away. Since then, she hasn’t been able to entirely forgive Lacey for how popular and perfect she has to be, which meant leaving Jo out of the picture.

    Not gonna lie, it was one of the more well-acted scenes this show has seen yet. Twisted is doing a great job at balancing personal drama and murder-mystery drama!

    After Jo revealed the truth behind the distance between her and Lacey, Jo and Danny had a conversation that made it clear all Danny wants is for the three of them to be best friends again. He told Jo what he told Lacey when they had their “sleepover,” which basically was that he’s not sure if he regrets killing his aunt, but he does care about the fact that doing so hurt Jo and Lacey.

    Danny Gets Caught

    After a failed first attempt to get up to the apartment that was on Regina’s mysterious letter, the girls were ready to go home once the security guard threatened to call the cops on them. But Danny was determined to find out who sent that letter one way or another.

    The funny thing is, even though Danny was the one that manages to sneak up to the apartment, Jo and Lacey were the ones that figured out who the apartment belongs to.

    Under the captivity of the apartment building security guard, Danny disappeared for quite some time after breaking in, and Jo and Lacey were starting to wonder if he was caught. While they were waiting to see if the security guard came back to the front desk while Danny was still gone, Jo spread her rebellious wings one step further and went onto the guard’s computer to find out exactly who lived in apartment 413.

    Was Regina Involved With Danny’s Dad?

    And for this week’s biggest Twisted twist: the apartment on the letter belonged to Vikram Desai, also known as DANNY’S DAD!

    But how could Vikram send a letter to Regina when he has been dead for months? Oh, how we all wonder the same question. Including Jo and Lacey.

    Upon finding out that crazy and confusing information, the two estranged best friends went on to save Danny from the evil
    apartment security guard, which involved a made up story about Danny’s longing to talk to a woman in the apartment building.

    Once the three were together again in the car, Jo and Lacey didn’t bother to tell Danny what they found out about his dad being the owner of apartment 413, and who knows when they plan on doing so — or especially how he’ll take the news when they finally break it to him.

    Rico Tattles On Karen

    While all of this crazy crime solving was going on with Danny, Jo and Lacey, Rico (Ashton Moio) spent some time with good ole Chief Masterson.

    At first, the Chief just wanted to use Rico to figure out where Jo was. Once that mystery was solved, Rico began to spill the beans about seeing Danny’s mom throwing the necklace into the lake, but realized tattling on Karen would end up hurting Jo in the end if Danny gets found out, and he couldn’t do that to her.

    Eventually, though, Rico’s conscious took over and he told Chief Masterson about what he witnessed, which the Chief looked pretty pleased about knowing.

    What’s going to happen with the case of Danny, Regina and the necklace now that Chief Masterson knows? But, more importantly, was Regina involved with Danny’s dad somehow? We hope to find out these answers soon!

    What did YOU think of tonight’s episode, HollywoodLifers? Do YOU think Danny’s dad was linked to Regina?

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    tyfyt baby dolls ! I'm taking over for our good sis blacktinbox tonight but she'll join us soon ^__^

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    It’s a truism that Facebook is the many-headed frenemy, the great underminer. We know this because science tells us so. The Human–Computer Institute at Carnegie Mellon has found that your “passive consumption” of your friends’ feeds and your own “broadcasts to wider audiences” on Facebook correlate with feelings of loneliness and even depression. Earlier this year, two German universities showed that “passive following” on Facebook triggers states of envy and resentment in many users, with vacation photos standing out as a prime trigger. Yet another study, this one of 425 undergrads in Utah, carried the self-explanatory title “ ‘They Are Happier and Having Better Lives Than I Am’: The Impact of Using Facebook on Perceptions of Others’ Lives.” Even the positive effects of Facebook can be double-edged: Viewing your profile can increase your self-esteem, but it also lowers your ability to ace a serial subtraction task.

    All of these studies are careful to point out that it’s not Facebook per se that inspires states of disconnection, jealousy, and poor mathematical performance—rather, it’s specific uses of Facebook. If you primarily use Facebook to share interesting news articles with colleagues, exchange messages with new acquaintances, and play Candy Crush Saga, chances are the green-eyed monster won’t ask to friend you. But if the hours you log on Facebook are largely about creeping through other people’s posts—especially their photos, and especially-especially their vacation snaps—with an occasional pause to update your own status and slap on a grudging “like” here or there, then science confirms that you have entered into a semi-consensual sadomasochistic relationship with Facebook and need to break the cycle.

    A closer look at Facebook studies also supports an untested but tantalizing hypothesis: that, despite all the evidence, Facebook is actually not the greatest underminer at the social-media cocktail party (that you probably weren’t invited to, but you saw the picturesand it looked incredible). Facebook is not the frenemy with the most heads. That title, in fact, goes to Instagram. Here’s why.

    Instagram distills the most crazy-making aspects of the Facebook experience.

    So far, academic studies of Instagram’s effects on our emotional states are scarce. But it’s tempting to extrapolate those effects from the Facebook studies, because out of the many activities Facebook offers, the three things that correlate most strongly with a self-loathing screen hangover are basically the three things that Instagram is currently for: loitering around others’ photos, perfunctory like-ing, and “broadcasting” to a relatively amorphous group. “I would venture to say that photographs, likes, and comments are the aspects of the Facebook experience that are most important in driving the self-esteem effects, and that photos are maybe the biggest driver of those effects,” says Catalina Toma of the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. “You could say that Instagram purifies this one aspect of Facebook.”

    Instagram is exclusively image-driven, and images will crack your mirror.

    “You get more explicit and implicit cues of people being happy, rich, and successful from a photo than from a status update,” says Hanna Krasnova of Humboldt University Berlin, co-author of the study on Facebook and envy. “A photo can very powerfully provoke immediate social comparison, and that can trigger feelings of inferiority. You don’t envy a news story.”

    Krasnova’s research has led her to define what she calls an “envy spiral” peculiar to social media. “If you see beautiful photos of your friend on Instagram,” she says, “one way to compensate is to self-present with even better photos, and then your friend sees your photos and posts evenbetter photos, and so on. Self-promotion triggers more self-promotion, and the world on social media gets further and further from reality.” Granted, an envy spiral can unspool just as easily on Facebook or Twitter. But for a truly gladiatorial battle of the selfies, Instagram is the only rightful Colosseum.

    Instagram messes more with your sense of time.

    “You spend so much time creating flattering, idealized images of yourself, sorting through hundreds of images for that one perfect picture, but you don’t necessarily grasp that everybody else is spending a lot of time doing the same thing.” Toma says. Then, after spending lots of time carefully curating and filtering your images, you spend even more time staring at other people’s carefully curated and filtered images that you assume they didn’t spend much time on. And the more you do that, Toma says, “the more distorted your perception is that their lives are happier and more meaningful than yours.” Again, this happens all the time on Facebook, but because Instagram is image-based, it creates a purer reality-distortion field.

    Instagram ups your chances of violating “the gray line of stalkerism.”

    “If you don’t know someone, and Facebook is telling you that you have interests in common,” says Nicole Ellison of the University of Michigan School of Information, “you can see their profile as a list of icebreakers.” But that same profile is also a potential list of icemakers. If you meet a vague acquaintance at a party and strike up a conversation about a science article he posted to his Facebook wall, that probably seems normal. If you meet a vague acquaintance at a party and strike up a conversation about the eco-lodge he chose for his honeymoon in the Maldives, he will likely back away from you slowly. “And then,” Ellison says, “you’ve violated the gray line of stalkerism.” Instagram’s image-driven format gives you the eco-lodge but not the science article.

    And arguably, you’ve violated the gray line of stalkerism simply by looking at those photos in the first place, even if you don’t reveal yourself in public as the sad lurker that you are. Each time you swipe through more images of people’s meals and soirees and renovation projects and holiday sunsets, you are potentially blurring the boundary between stranger-you-haven’t-met and sleazy voyeur skulking around the cabana with an iPhone. To be sure, daily acts of stalkerism are all but part of the social contract at this point. But stalkerism heavily diluted with links to articles, one-on-one messaging, Dr. Oz ads, and second cousins who still play FarmVille will always seem more palatable than the uncut version.

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    Jennifer Lopez celebrated her upcoming 44th birthday with an American-themed barbecue.

    The ‘Dance Again’ singer, who turns 44 on Wednesday 24, saw in the milestone at her new Water Mill estate in The Hamptons, New York, with her boyfriend Casper Smart and several star friends including Alicia Keys and record executive L.A. Reid for a family-friendly fun day.

    The partygoers demolished ‘’lots of mojitos’’ on the estate of Jennifer’s $10 million mansion, and the event also featured a trampoline and an array of party games such as water balloon fights and a sack race, of which the brunette beauty’s 25-year-old beau eased to victory.

    A source told The New York Post newspaper: ‘’The clear winner was Casper Smart.’’
    New York City Police Department commissioner Ray Kelly and Jennifer’s manager Benny Medina also helped to make the day special for the birthday girl by giving a special speech in honour of the star.
    Jennifer - who has five-year-old twins Max and Emme with her third ex-husband, Marc Anthony - was also presented with a cake, which was illuminated by sparklers lit by Jennifer’s ‘’parents, kids, aunts and cousins’’.

    The singer recently splashed out $10 million on her Hamptons home after falling in love with the 8,659-square-foot property

    She had also celebrated her birthday the night of Premios Juventud.

    Pictures from the Miami bash:


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    POINT # 1 : The key to being royal is that it is all about how you handle it. The royal baby has a seasoned pro as his dad, which will be super helpful…

    But Blue Ivy’s mom knows how to work the media like no other. Even her pregnancy knows how to make an entrance.

    POINT # 2 : Both babies were born into impossibly cool families. Solange Knowles is Blue Ivy’s aunt. Seriously?!

    But Prince Harry is the royal baby’s uncle. WHUT?!

    POINT # 3 : Both of the parents are pretty awesome too. Kate & William are the perfect example of modern royalty.

    But look at the Knowles-Carters, you guys! They are the epitome of BAMF parents.

    POINT # 4 : Blue Ivy’s name is pretty unique. But then again, the royal baby’s name will surely have hundreds of years of history behind it. Which brings us to their public introduction. Blue Ivy went with a more 21st century idea. What up, Tumblr?

    But the royal baby got a NATIONAL PARTY!

    POINT # 5 : And sure, Blue Ivy has friends in high places…

    But the royal baby is already IN high places…

    Rest of the ridiculous points for debate at the ( SOURCE )

    And none for North West, bai!

    You know what to do, ONTD...

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  • 07/23/13--18:17: This is pointless.
  • Upload your boss battle scores to social networks in Lightning Returns

    It seems Square Enix will be continuing their Facebook love affair started in Final Fantasy XIII-2 with Lightning Returns – now with the added bonus of Twitter integration.

    The latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation has a few tidbits on the game, including the reveal of the previously promised social networking functionality. Unlike FFXIII-2 – which was limited to the broadcast of a few specific feats – LR will allow you to post your results online whenever you clear a boss battle or other significant milestone in the game. By using services such as Facebook and Twitter, players will be able to enjoy a greater experience – one that connects the real world with the world of Nova Chrysallia.

    The magazine also touches on Lightning’s ability to change the color of her various outfits at will – a mechanic already covered in great detail and put on display at this year’s Japan Expo.

    I still can't bring myself to like how much the internet is involved in gaming now

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    When New Zealand indie outfit The Naked and Famous embark on their first U.S. tour in nearly two years this fall, they’ll do so in support of their sophomore album. The follow-up to the band’s 2010 debut Passive Me, Aggressive You, In Rolling Waves is due out September 17th via Republic Records. The 12-track LP was produced by Powers and Short and Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Beck, Nine Inch Nails) and recorded at a rented home in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles.

    The lead single, “Hearts Like Ours”, debuted earlier today on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show. While the band maintains an emphasis on massive hooks and glossy production, they demonstrate a new side of their dramatic indie-pop. The battle between shimmery synth and sweltering guitars against twee harmonies and equally saccharine declarations of love creates something more earnest, a breath of imperfection and reality amid their carefully-structured romantic yearnings.

    In Rolling Waves
    01. A Stillness
    02. Hearts Like Ours
    03. Waltz
    04. Rolling Waves
    05. The Mess
    06. Grow Old
    07. Golden Girl
    08. I Kill Giants
    09. What We Want
    10. We Are Leaving
    11. To Move With Purpose
    12. A Small Reunion


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    The Jonas Brothers joined radio station 106 WBLI for a pre-concert game of beach volleyball before their show on Saturday. Unlike their volleyball game in Chicago, the band managed to score a victory vs the radio station.


    LOL someone needs to gif that moment at 1:21 when Nick wipes out!

    The guys also visited a radio station in Boston yesterday to perform an acoustic set and answer questions from fans:

    First Time:




    Get Lucky/Burning Up


    Interview--this DJ dude is so embarassing, he's like your dad trying to be cool and failing.


    Nick's voice on Get Lucky is nice. I'm jealous of all these cities getting this extra stuff for shows and the ones I'm going to don't have anything like this or the afterparties they are having on yachts, etc.

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    Shakira and boyfriend Gerard Piqué enjoy their holidays in Hawaii.


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    Paris Hilton, the pulchritudinous pop culture revolutionist is shooting her incredibly "sexy" Hannah Lux Davis directed mv today. The video is for the lead single taken from her upcoming Young Money released sophomore album due later this year.

    While any concrete information on the lead single is pretty much non-existent, going by the use of hashtag in Paris' recent tweets, one might assume that Paris herself has actually revealed it to be the Afrojack-produced Good Time! Good Time was first teased all the way back in September 2011, after their very first recording session together.

    Bless this beautiful life (*:

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    You've seen him in everything from Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) to his current role on HBO’s breakthrough series True Blood and now you can see him live at Rock & Shock 2013.

    That’s right, T-1000 himself, Robert Patrick, will be signing autographs and taking photos as part of the 10th Annual Rock & Shock! Joining him will be Katherine Isabelle, star of the famed Ginger Snaps franchise.

    Patrick and Isabelle will be joining previously announced Rock & Shock guests Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer), Jordan Ladd (Cabin Fever, Death Proof), Lew Temple (The Devil’s Rejects, The Walking Dead) and IronE Singleton (The Walking Dead).

    The event will take place Oct. 18-20 at the DCU Center and The Worcester Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts.


    Following a short appearance in Die Hard 2 (1990), Robert Patrick’s breakthrough role came as T-1000 in James Cameron’s now legendary Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). The role catapulted Patrick into the pop culture lexicon and solidified him as a bona fide movie star. After roles in Last Action Hero (1993), Fire in the Sky (1993) and Striptease (1996), Patrick made the transition to television with an arc on HBO’s The Sopranos. Not long after he was brought on to fill the very large shoes of David Duchovny on the classic television series The X-Files, which he followed up with a three year stint on the CBS series; The Unit.

    In 2012, Patrick found a home on not one but two television series, as Master Chief Joseph Prosser on ABC’s Last Resort and as werewolf Jackson Herveaux on HBO’s True Blood. He also maintained his impressive film career with roles in Clint Eastwood’s The Trouble with the Curve (2012), mega-hit Safe House (2012) and the star-studded Gangster Squad (2013).

    Also on board for Rock & Shock 2013 is Katherine Isabelle. Best known to audiences for the title role of Ginger in the contemporary horror classic Ginger Snaps (2000) and its sequels Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004) and Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004), Isabelle has also appeared in the films Disturbing Behavior (1998), Carrie (2002), 30 Days of Night: Dark Days (2010) and was most recently seen as Susanna Waite on the SyFy series Being Human.

    For a complete list of attendees or for more information about this event, visit rockandshock.com.


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    MGMT have unveiled the artwork for their forthcoming new album, 'MGMT'.

    The artwork is pictured above and sees the band's two members outside a hairdresser/clothes shop. The New York duo, Andrew Van Wyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, will release 'MGMT' on September 16 and recently spoke to NME about the follow-up to 2010's 'Congratulations'.

    Of the LP, VanWyngarden said: "We're feeling a little bit more at ease and ready to take whatever comes our way. First and foremost we feel like we've made a really good album that reflects who we are right now, which is a little bit less distraught, nervous and paranoid than we were three years ago. For lots of different reasons, 2010 was a wild ride for us."

    Ben Goldwasser added that 'Congratulations' was a "paranoid" album, blaming the lack of a break between touring their 2008 debut 'Oracular Spectacular' and recording its follow-up. "I would say that 'Congratulations' was a more paranoid album [than 'MGMT']," commented Goldwasser. "That was written coming off of a really intense run of touring and we didn't really give ourselves any kind of a break, so the paranoia and lack of feeling that we were in control, I think that came across on 'Congratulations' a lot. The way that we wrote the music, it was intentionally uncomfortable. On the new album we wanted to make something that you could really sink into."

    The tracklisting for 'MGMT' is:

    'Alien Days'
    'Cool Song No 2'
    'Mystery Disease'
    'Your Life Is a Lie'
    'A Good Sadness'
    'I Love You To Death'
    'Plenty Of Girls in the Sea'
    'An Orphan of Fortune'


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    Lucasfilm has dismissed reports that director JJ Abrams is about to pull out of the new Star Wars movie.

    Abrams was officially hired in January, with Star Wars creator George Lucas calling him the "ideal choice" to take over the director's chair. Lucasfilm has since confirmed that Star Wars: Episode VII will be made in the UK and the shoot is due to begin early next year (2014).

    However, recent industry rumours, as reported by Badass Digest, have suggested that the director is close to quitting the project because he is unhappy about having to shoot in the UK. Abrams lives with his wife and three children in LA and has made all his previous movies at home in the US, but recently revealed he was planning to move his family to London at the end of this year (2013), albeit reluctantly.

    "When I came into [the new Star Wars movie] there was already a pre-arranged thing for them to be shooting in England, which really does make me insane," the director said at a film conference last month (June), before adding: "There's a whole lot of stuff happening at home. It's not an easy thing."

    These rumours have now prompted IGN to ask Lucasfilm for a comment. "There is no truth to the rumour," a Lucasfilm representative told the US entertainment site yesterday (July 22). "JJ is having a great time working on the script and is looking forward to going into production next year."

    Lucasfilm - which is now owned by Disney - has slated Star Wars: Episode VII for release in 2015 and hired Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt to pen the script. Original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill have all hinted very strongly that they will be returning. Rather more surprisingly, Florence Welch has recently been linked to a "leading role" in the film.


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    'Somebody Else' is NOT Chris' single, jsyk

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    Drake has joined J. Cole in apologizing for a lyric referring to autism that Cole contributed to Drake's song "Jodeci Freestyle" and promised to remove the lyric from the track.
    "I share responsibility and offer my sincerest apologies for the pain this has caused," Drake wrote on his website. "Individuals with autism have brilliant and creative minds, and their gifts should not be disparaged or discounted."
    The Toronto rapper followed suit after J. Cole issued his own note over the line "I'm artistic, you niggas is autistic, retarded." Cole said he saw several comments from listeners who were outraged by the line, and as Spin reports, the song prompted a petition from the Anti-Bullying Alliance that registered over 4,500 signatures before closing.
    In a post on his website, Cole called the lyric "highly offensive" and added, "I was instantly embarrassed that I would be ignorant enough say something so hurtful. What makes the crime worse is that I should have known better."
    In his note, Drake concluded, "I’m grateful for the opportunity to try to right this wrong. J. Cole and I believe that it is the right, responsible and respectful decision to remove the lyric from the song."

    Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/drake-adds-to-j-coles-apology-for-autism-lyric-20130723

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    It looks like It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia will end its run in 2014. The show's ninth season is set to air this fall, and star Glenn Howerton tells Rolling Stone that season ten, which will air next year, will be its last. Here's what Howerton had to say when asked if season ten will be the last:

    "Yes. There’s a certain point where you wear out your welcome and we don’t want to do that. We want to leave them wanting more. We spend a lot of time trying to find new lines to cross. We’re not trying to offend people or gross them out, but we’re looking to surprise them. I think we’re proud of what we’ve done so far, so it’s time to stop. I’m sure there are already a few people who are like "Jesus Christ is that show still on? Go away."

    Season nine is set to begin on September 4th and will see the show moving to FX's new all-comedy cable network FXX.


    Ugh, this sucks but I guess it's for the best. :(
    Sorry mods, fixed the pic!

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    People often criticize journalists for their imprudence in the digital age, for the way they value the quick over the accurate, the now-available over the profound. And yet, every time a news event comes around, assuming it’s not a mass tragedy, it isn’t just the journalists who appear to hover over the keyboard, longing to make that perfect pun or quip that will travel across the nation’s smartphones. Yesterday, as news of the #RoyalBaby broke, we were watching how certain media personalities weighed in on the announcement.

    1. The “Arguably Sincere Canned Tweet”…

    3. The “Can’t Muster the Enthusiasm” Tweet

    4. The “Arguably Creepy Attempt at Gravitas”

    6. The “Neither Irreverent Nor Actually Funny” Tweet


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    Gwyneth Paltrow might have some odd ideas about what constitutes an essential item and what might be an appropriate price for one, as she’s selling a thimble-shaped novelty shot glass in sterling silver for $950 as “a fun conversation piece for your home bar.” But apparently there are people who actually buy what she is selling, literally, because Cynthia Rowley made a bright gold wetsuit exclusively for Goop, and the darn thing has sold out already.

    Cynthia Rowley, an avid surfer herself, has a line of striking, color-blocked designer wetsuits with Roxy that run from about $195-$375. We imagine the West Coast is full of salty-haired young fashion surfers splashing around in these things. Sometimes it seems like living on the West Coast must be really nice.

    Gwyneth doesn’t get just a normal designer wetsuit, though, so Rowley went and designed a really fancy one for Goop, basically by making it shiny and gold.

    “We’re obsessed with this super rad wetsuit from Cynthia 
Rowley, exclusively for goop,” the site explains. “This form-fitting look is functionally constructed from metallic gold neoprene that shines in the summer sun.”

    The suit seems like it would be a highly effective way to sear your image into the retinas of everyone who happens to be in the vicinity when you surf by in your Oscar costume on a solid gold surfboard.

    At $295, the Goop wetsuit is on the high end but not even the most expensive Rowley has created. And the shiny gold suit made such an impact that it sold out almost instantly on the site. It was only available in two sizes, small for women between 5’2″ and 5’5″ and 105-115 pounds, and medium for women from 5’4″ to 5’7″ and 115-130 pounds. But there’s a “bring it back” button on the Goop website, so maybe there’s still a chance to get in on the gold wetsuit trend before summer is over.


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