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Oh No They Didn't! - LiveJournal.com

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    America's Next Top Model host Tyra Banks keeps photos of the contenders on her CW hit (Fridays, 9 P.M.) handy for, ahem, reference. "We have guys on now, so I show the pictures to my friends," she says. "They're like, 'Ooh, girl, hook it up!'"



    What else is inside her Michael Kors purse?

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    Eye Love You

    "I use Sephora's black liners because I'm all about smoky 'smize.' I also throw my false lashes in my bag when I take them off. Once, I put them on a restaurant table. My friend thought they were a spider and spilled her water."

    What a Pill


    "I'm an allergy-medicine whore! I'm trying Claritin, Zyrtec, Zicam and Allegra to stop sneezing."

    Culture Vulture


    "I enjoy theater, so I have Playbills on me. Later, I tear off the covers to hang up."

    Chic on the Cheap


    "My wallet is by Poketo, a small L.A. company. It's plastic and I get more compliments on it than any designer thing I've ever had."

    Sweet Spots


    "I carry a list of local ice cream and frozen yogurt shops. I'm down to going only four times a week!"


    WHAT IS IN YOUR PURSE ONTD? SHOW OR TELL
    IF U DON'T HAVE A PURSE THEN ENJOY THIS BEAUTIFUL GIF

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    It's getting serious!

    Nick Jonas spent some time with his leading lady, Miss Universe aka Olivia Culpo, over the weekend in her home state of Rhode Island. It looks like the fairly new couple is even taking things to the next level by meeting each other's family!

    The two stopped into local eatery Iggy's Doughboys & Chowder House with Olivia's family on Sunday evening.

    Chris Cifelli, the General Manager exclusively tells E! News, "They ordered cheeseburgers, hamburgers, chowder, doughboys, and calamari."

    Cifelli also said that Nick loved the food and told staffers that dinner "was awesome."

    A few of the restaurant's patrons couldn't shield their excitement for spotting the Jonas brother and even asked to take photos with the singer and beauty queen outside.

    When Cifelli asked Nick if he was often approached, the heartthrob said, "When I have my sunglasses on, no one knows it's me. It's when I take them off, then people recognize me."

    Nick cohosted the 2013 Miss USA pageant alongside Giuliana Rancic, where he met Culpo—the former Miss USA who was subsequently crowned Miss Universe 2012.

    Since receiving the title, Culpo has had potential suitors lined up, including Olympic-medal winner Ryan Lochte, who called her "a good girl to hang out with."

    But apparently her eyes are on Mr. Jonas! And considering how he's been looking lately, we can't say we're the least bit shocked.










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    There were like a ton of pics I didn't have time left in my life to post them all. I guess her family/friends all unlocked their social media at the same time to post 8 million pics of Nick every second of the day. I don't know if it was a case of excessive thirst or what.

    ETA: Sorry about the cut tag, I was rewatching NSYNC's VMA performance while posting and my contacts were getting misty! LOL

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  • 08/26/13--19:05: WEEKEND BOX OFFICE!



  • Weekend chart from Box Office Mojo

    **The full chart is at the source**

    International box office numbers (they're a weekend behind fyi)

    Tomatometer from Rotten Tomatoes





    Polls are still messed up, so they're under the spoiler cut

    How was your weekend, ONTD? Are you looking forward to any movies coming out soon?

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  • 08/26/13--19:15: THIS WEEK'S SOAP PROMOS!!!!




  • There's no time to play games when the drama ensues in both business and in relationships on The Bold and The Beautiful.











    Monday (Earth-Shattering Secret)
    Rick learns a devastating secret; Eric chooses which son will lead Forrester Creations.

    Tuesday (Maya Pays the Price)
    Maya's terrible mistakes comes at a great cost; Hope and Liam are swept away by their new-found passion.

    Wednesday (Startling Announcement)
    Brooke and Bill make a startling announcement; Caroline brags about her relationship with Rick.

    Thursday (Wyatt Gets an Earful)
    Wyatt gets an earful about Bill from Katie.

    Friday (Things get Physical)
    Things get physical between Bill and Wyatt; Brooke hopes to repair her relationship with Katie.











    8/26, Jill discovers an important gift from Katherine, while Nikki reaches out to Paul for help.

    8/27, Lily confronts Cane about the blogger's latest post, while Michael pressures Alex to find Carmine.

    8/28, Paul and Kevin scramble to help Lauren and Michael, while Faith's rebellion encourages Sharon and troubles Avery.

    8/29, Victoria helps Avery prepare for the wedding, while the mystery of Adam's secret investor piques Victor's curiosity.

    8/30, Billy comforts Jill as they mourn the loss of Katherine, while shocking news troubles Chelsea.











    Monday ("JJ Eviscerates His Mother")
    JJ lashes out at Jennifer after discovering her in an intimate moment with Daniel.

    Tuesday ("Daniel Questions Kristen")
    Kristen slips up about her secret, earning her an interrogation from Daniel; Sonny and Will receive Gabi's condemnation.

    Wednesday
    Sami comes to a decision about the plea bargain; Eric tries to interpret an unsettling dream.

    Thursday ("EJ Fears He May Have Ruined Sami's Case")
    EJ worries how he may have affected the outcome in Sami's case; Brady proposes marriage to Kristen.

    Friday ("EJ Tries to Warn Sami")
    EJ pleads with Sami to change her mind about the plea; Sonny and Gabi make peace, only to find themselves at war once again.













    Monday (Derek start to Remember)
    Derek recovers his memory, shedding light on his past; Sonny finds Connie with a gunshot wound and clinging on to dear life.

    Tuesday (Franco is up on the Roof)
    Ellie finds Franco on the roof, appearing as though he may jump

    Wednesday (AJ is Interrogated)
    Dante and Anna question A.J. in relation to Connie's murder, but he redirects their investigation to Tracy

    Thursday (Derek wants to tell Sam)
    Derek can't shake his desire to confess everything to Sam; nightmares of losing her baby plague Maxie.

    Friday (Dianne tells AJ not to Confess)
    Diane offers counsel to A.J., who's considering making a confession in Connie's murder case; Maxie begins breastfeeding the baby



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    Channing Tatum has teased 22 Jump Street by posting a picture of the film's script.

    The actor - who appeared alongside Jonah Hill in 2012's 21 Jump Street - posted the picture from the sequel's read-through earlier today (August 26).

    He uploaded the photo to his Instagram account, with the caption: "You ready for round 2? #22JumpStreet."

    The sequel will be released in 2014 and will see Hill and Tatum reprise their starring roles as underachieving cops Schmidt and Jenko, while Phil Lord and Chris Miller are returning to direct

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    Following his surprise album announcement on Sunday night, Eminem returns with his brand new single “Berzerk.” The hip-hop icon disturbs the peace on the raucous track, produced by the legendary Rick Rubin.

    “We gonna rock this house until we knock it down/ So turn the volume loud/ I said it’s mayhem till the A.M.,” raps Em.

    His album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, executive produced by Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin, will be released on November 5.

    Crank up the volume ’cause Shady’s back.



    Rap-Up

    ouch that Khloe Kardashian shade :/

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    Lady Gaga makes a fashion statement with a unitard and bra while exiting her apartment on Monday (August 26) in New York City.

    “Off to the UK! I’ve missed my UK monsters so much! I cannot WAIT to hit the stage at Roundhouse and play you new music! #5daysTillARTPOP,” the 27-year-old entertainer tweeted later in the day.

    The night before, Lady Gaga performed her latest hit “Applause” at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn.

    “Lady Gaga is a force. In our workshop together I witnessed her tenacity, her passion, her discipline and her impulse to take risks. I saw all of those same qualities in her performance last night. She challenged herself technically and pushed her limits physically. Her performance was so unexpected! This is what I like,” performance art legend Marina Abramović shared to MTV after the performance.







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    Anette Iren Johansen recently left the Church of Scientology and has been blogging about her experiences, citing “terrible abuses committed within the church.” But she saved until now her biggest secret: She was one of numerous women the church auditioned in 2004 and 2005 when Tom Cruise was looking for a new wife. She’s the first, however, to go public about her experience.





    Anette spoke to Henry Meller, US reporter for Woman’s Day, and yesterday his story hit store shelves in Australia.

    Anette grew up in Fredrikstad, about an hour south of Norway’s capital of Oslo. In 1996, at 19, she moved to Copenhagen, Denmark for college, eventually studying to become a veterinarian. In 2002, a flier in the mail got her interested in Scientology. Within two years, she had given up college and was deeply involved with the church.

    Then, the Indian Ocean tsunami hit the day after Christmas in 2004. Her family had visited Sri Lanka and Indonesia the year before, so they volunteered to go with other Scientologists to the region.

    When she got back at the end of January, 2005, she was asked to take part in a special audition at the Copenhagen org. At the time, she was 27 years old.

    Until that time, she had made some appearances in Scientology magazines and training films, and she assumed this was something similar. She noticed right away that there was something unusual about this project. There was a makeup team, for example, which she’d never seen before. She wanted to keep it light, but the woman in makeup told her it was important for this audition to be made up with eye shadow and glossy lips.

    And that was the other odd thing about it — everyone working on the audition was a woman.

    Anette sat down before the camera, and instead of giving her a script, they just asked her about herself.

    “They asked me so many questions about my life, my family background, everything I’d ever done in Scientology. There was a lot of talk about Tom Cruise at that time — he had just been in Norway [hosting] the Nobel Peace Prize concert.”

    It seemed odd, but she got through it. Another strange detail: no one else seemed to be taking part in the auditions.

    Before she could leave, she was required to sign a waiver, promising not to mention anything about the audition. (Another thing that hadn’t happened at earlier auditions.)

    About two weeks later, she received a phone call from a man in California who identified himself as “Golden Era Productions, international management.” She was at the org’s canteen at the time, in a room with other people. He told her that he had some private questions to ask her, so she went to a nearby bathroom and locked herself in.

    “I got a call from a top guy at the main base in L.A. He said it was regarding my audition and that he needed to ask some very private questions,” she says.

    “He asked, ‘Do you have any sexual perversions?”

    She told the man that she didn’t have any perversions. (She was between boyfriends at the time.)

    He thanked her, and told her he might be back in touch with her. But she never heard anything else about the audition or from Golden Era.

    We called Marc Headley, who worked on some of these auditions before he left from the International Base.

    “That was for Tom Cruise, absolutely,” he says.

    Headley worked on technical projects at the International Base in California before he left early in 2005. At one point during the summer of 2004 he was asked to watch a highlight reel of the auditions that had been made for Tom Cruise.

    “Those are the exact same questions that they were asking the other girls,” he says.

    “The reason the sexual question came up was that they had some girls with histories that weren’t so great. So they were being careful. This girl has to be perfect in all ways.”

    We asked him why Scientology would be going as far afield as Denmark.

    “It was slim pickings in Los Angeles. In LA there were a lot of pretty girls, but they had a lot of baggage, by Scientology standards.”


    According to Vanity Fair, Nazanin Boniadi had been auditioned in October 2004, then had dated Tom from November 2004 to January 2005. So does it make sense that Anette would be among girls auditioned early that same January?

    Headley says it does make sense.

    “If you remember, Tom took Yolanda Pecoraro with him to the IAS gala in October. Even though he was seeing her, they were already auditioning Nazanin Boniadi,” he points out.

    “The auditions didn’t stop until he found Katie later in 2005. So even if he was with one of the girls, they were still working it, casting for the next season of Scientology’s version of The Bachelor.”

    After the audition, Anette realized that there seemed to be no film that came out of it.

    Anette continued her Scientology courses. She also went through some career changes. In 2005 she started a new business, selling vitamins. Then she worked as a translator. And in 2008, she began working as a business consultant.

    But it was around then that she began having doubts about Scientology. Like many other church members, she was put off by the 2007 push for “The Basics” — a repackaging of old Scientology books and lectures that members were required to buy, at $3,000 a set.

    By 2010, she had stopped taking Scientology courses. Then, in the fall of 2012, a couple of interesting things happened.

    She learned that a friend she had in the church, Geir Isene, had left Scientology and had gone through a divorce. The two of them began dating.

    Also, that September, Maureen Orth’s story appeared in Vanity Fair, describing Nazanin Boniadi’s experiences after she had been “auditioned” for Tom Cruise.

    The “auditions” had first been revealed in Marc Headley’s 2009 book, Blown for Good, and Lawrence Wright’s 2011 New Yorker story, “The Apostate.” Over time, Anette had begun to wonder about that strange audition she had gone through at the Copenhagen Org. Headley had written that some of the auditions had happened overseas — could she have been tested for Cruise?

    What did she think about Tom after she read the stories about the auditions?

    “I think what happened to Katie is terrible. Even now it must be very difficult for her because she still has a child with him,” she says. “Tom is totally cult minded. I’m very happy that I wasn’t matched up with him.”

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    So who do we think will be the next to jump ship? My money is on Travolta, because much like Joe Simpson he will eventually find some dick that makes him say "FUCK everything. I'm out."



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    Hometown: Asheville, NC

    Occupation: Actress

    What’s on her plate: Reprising her role as steely first lady Mellie Grant on the third season of the television hit Scandal. Premiers October 3 at 10 P.M. EST on ABC

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    Being a Southern woman is a privileged tradition. It’s something that people see in you well before they hear you speak or taste your cooking. It’s thoughtfulness and gentility and a certain kind of grace that always makes a person say, “Where are you from?”

    My real name isn’t Bellamy. It’s Amy. When I joined the Screen Actors Guild, Amy Young was already taken by the child star of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Yep, a 4-year-old stole my name. I toyed with Amaryllis or Amanda, but then Bellamy came to me. I thought “I’m Southern. I can pull that off.”

    My acting career began at age 4. It was baby acting class at the Flat Rock Playhouse near Hendersonville, North Carolina. We would pretend to fry like bacon or melt like ice cream.

    I’m a Dean Smith baby, Tar Heel-to-the-bone kind of girl. But, weirdly, when it comes to football, I root for Duke out of allegiance to my stepfather. Somewhere in Heaven my father is probably shaking his fist at me.

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    I learn Scandal’s newest plot twists and turns at the table read the day before shooting. It’s like life—you don’t know what’s around the corner; you meet it in the moment and do your best. I presume that this season Mellie will still be jockeying for position in The White House and fighting for her man with any weapon at hand.

    Asheville is an experience that you can’t understand until you’ve been. It’s a joy for me when I can get people there and then meet up with them after their visit. We just sit and have a quiet, knowing moment about the amazing ineffable magic of Asheville.

    I may be vegan, but my mama’s buttermilk biscuits are the most delicious thing I’ve ever tasted. Asheville is a great city for vegan foodies. There’s tofu lasagna at Avenue M, located a block from my childhood home. The vegan Reuben sandwich from the Laughing Seed—ridiculous. Then there’s The Hop’s vegan milk shakes. So good I could cry.

    There is nothing like the peace I feel when I’m walking in the North Carolina mountains. My favorite is a hike just outside of Burnsville. It’s where I’d like to be forever. Do they let you spread ashes there? It really is Heaven to me.

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    The South is not just a geographic location—the South is a way of life. I live in Los Angeles, but being Southern is constantly with me, in large part because I’m always on the phone with someone in North Carolina. My body is here [in L.A.], but my heart is there.

    I’m a dogged defender of the Southern idiom. For example, “y’all” is a very underused and undervalued word in the English language. It speaks to everyone, and it speaks you. What other word serves the purpose it does? No. Other. Word.

    When I went to college at Yale I caught a lot of flack for the speed of my speech. I spoke…verrry…slowly. People would leave the room before I finished a sentence. But I’m a singer and take great joy in all the vowel gymnastics we Southerners can create. We can get more tone in a vowel than any Italian opera singer!

    My mama drilled in me the importance of thank-you notes. Today I think they’re the best things in the world. People want to feel appreciated, so get the word out there and let them know what they mean to you. You can thank them for something from present day or something from the past. There’s no statute of limitations on gratitude.

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    An astounding spec ad for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class featuring the most incredible twist ending ever devised to promoting a car's on-board collision-prevention-assist system is ruffling some stuffy feathers at the headquarters of Mercedes parent company Daimler AG.

    The ad, uploaded late last week by the four German film academy students behind it, starts with a disclaimer informing viewers that neither Mercedes nor Daimler authorized the making of this marketing campaign.

    The disclaimer was added after Mercedes threatened legal action against the filmmakers, saying the commercial's content was "inappropriate."

    Which is something you generally want to avoid saying about a video in which Hitler dies.

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    Farrah reportedly earned $1 million for her Backdoor Teen Mom sex tape, but that money wasn’t enough to satisfy the 22-year-old reality TV star.

    On August 18 Farrah created an Amazon wish list and asked fans to purchase more than $13,000 worth of gifts, and despite the negative press she got RadarOnline.com has learned she thinks she’s “fortunate to receive amazing gifts from people.”

    “You know what? I think if they are so hateful towards having an Amazon wish list, I recommend that they maybe make their own wish list,” she said. “It’s just something fun like having any other app for whatever list you would like to create, like Pinterests that you have.”

    And the joke is on her haters, because as of August 23, everything on Farrah’s list has been purchased!

    “So I mean everyone has their own money, everyone strives to buy their own things, but I’m fortunate I guess because I receive amazing gifts all the time from people,” Farrah continued.

    “So I think any negative comments can be kept to themselves.” Farrah claims her fans were obsessed with the Amazon list and she was urged to create her own.

    “Everybody is obsessed with like the Amazon list,” Farrah said. “One of my girlfriends has it on hers. She’s like, ‘Yeah I know you receive gifts all the time, but you should like maybe be more in charge of what you get.’”

    That’s when Farrah created her own wish list. “And so I was like, ‘Oh, Okay,’” Farrah said. “This is actually fun because you then start like clicking on everything on the internet that you like, and then you get a huge list.”

    But many of Farrah’s online followers didn’t see it the same way Farrah did and have actually slammed the Teen Mom for setting up the wish list in the first place. “I hope they make their own list,” Farrah said. “I think it’s just like fun to have it there.”

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    Odd Future's empire thrives off lifestyle. (The crew carries their apparel  while on tour while hard copies of their music stand as a checkout line item in their stores.) Not beholden to radio (with notable yet light chart success), Odd Future has creative freedom when curating. What follows is "Doris," a slow (rarely rising above 70 bpm), introspective album where Earl Sweatshirt combats pressures when returning to a life of stardom after time spent at a Samoa-based boarding school for troubled youths. 


    As with all of Odd Future projects, there's a cast of characters to familiarize yourself with to fully indulge in the music. Vince Staples, a lesser-known name that appears three times on this record, is a Long-Beach California rapper who goes as far back with Earl as 2010. Vince Staples' work was influential on early 2013 mixtape, "Stolen Youth," with Larry Fisherman (a.k.a. Mac Miller, who also appears on "Doris").

    Frank Ocean's cousin, Sk La' Flair, and the rest of OF crew is in tow: Frank Ocean hints at his pre-Grammy fight with Chris Brown ("Sunday"), Domo Genesis and Tyler make strong vocal appearances and Syd is recruited as engineer ("Hive").


    1. "Pre" feat. Sk La' Flar
    Sk La' Flar's real name is Shakeir Duarte. Google and you'll find that he's currently suing Chris Brown over injuries sustained during a fight, also involving Frank Ocean, that erupted outside of a recording studio in L.A. Knowledge of the altercation, which lpresents itself later on in "Doris," gives context to tough lines like "He said that he wanted beef / so we fed him hollows and got it poppin."

    At the 1:47 mark, Earl enters in strong form stating that he's a problem to others in the rap game. The intro's slow druggy beat -- first molly reference comes just 29 seconds in -- hints at the darkness  throughout of the album.

    2. "Burgundy" feat. Vince Staples
    Burgundy's interludes, spoken by Staples, mockingly illustrates the dismissive OF critic who doesn't care for Earl's emotions. Through these interludes, spoken over The Neptunes trumpet fanfare-punctuated beat, Earl struggles with his changing priorities ("Grandma's passing / But I'm too busy tryna get this fuckin' album crackin' to see her").

    He also keenly acknowledges his lineage ("expectations raising because daddy was a poet, right"), in one of the only lines on the album that addresses Keorapetse Kgositsile, his South African political figure and poet father who left him when he was six years old.

    It's impossible to think about this song without thinking of Mocha Desire, the character that Earl portrays whose life was changed by "Doris."

    3. "20 Wave Caps" feat. Domo Genesis

    Domo Genesis delivers an even-tempered flow strikingly similar to what listeners heard on Tyler, the Creator's "Rusty." "20 Wave Caps" again visits Earl's insecurities about those around him, while simultaneously revealing that he feels alienated by those he used to be comfortable hanging out with but now treat him like a celebrity ("I'm shaded with the few whom I usually blow cabbage with… they all jaw slacking, all of them star struck").

    4. "Sunday" feat. Frank Ocean
    Similar to Jay Z and Kanye West apologizing to their future children on "Watch the Throne's" "New Day," on "Sunday" Frank and Earl write an ode to their personal relationships. While on "Burgundy" Earl shyly admits to only being "relatively famous," on "Sunday" Earl strongly claims that he's "fuckin famous" when confronted about being faithful.


    Frank Ocean oddly doesn't sing, but instead raps openly about his altercation with Chris Brown, noting the infamous Grammy incident "And why's his mug all bloody, that was a three-on-one? / Standing ovation at Staples I got my Grammy's and gold."

    5. "Hive" feat. Vince Staples and Casey Veggies
    Intense and slow-tempo, "Hive" is the first track where Earl's rapping style (of trying to cram as many words into a short phrase as possible) starts to feel slightly repetitive. Here he harkens back his emphasis on syllables ("crack ceramic and slap a hand out of cash account") similar to what listeners first heard on "Earl."

    "Hive" director, Hiro Murai, also worked on Donald Glover a.k.a. Childish Gambino's short film "Clapping for the Wrong Reasons."


    6. "Chum"
    If you've followed Sweatshirt's narrative from when he first released "Earl" up until now, this was the first track of his that actually addressed his time spent in Samoa and how he felt upon returning. In "Chum," he acknowledges several audience speculations, mainly that he considers Tyler a big brother and speaks (again) of personal boundaries. He's quick to bash Complex magazine, whose 2011 article "We Found Earl Sweatshirt" broke the news that Earl was away at boarding school. An incident, which he says, "made [his] life harder, and the ties between my mom and I strained."

    7. "Sasquatch" feat. Tyler, The Creator
    Long, drawn-out bass lines over a simple guitar line akin to OF's early work, "Sasquatch" is laden with references that should be all too familiar to those who follow Odd Future across social media. Tyler references One Direction (who they frequently joke about), makes a clever reference to his manager Christian Clancy ("Ku Klux Klan see") and shouts out to Taco, L-Boy, and more. Earl's characterization of OF fans as a "squadron full of some lost souls," speaks to their crew's brand and how they're able to unite such a passionate, young fan base. 


    8. "Centurion" feat. Vince Staples
    Heavy menacing horns carry Vince Staples' narrative of him and Earl performing a fictional robbery, with obvious analogies to their careers as L.A. rappers. Earl's verse comes with frantic strings that sample American composer David Axelrod's piece "A Divine Image."

    9. "523"
    "Doris'" only instrumental track contains heavily filtered drums courtesy of randomblackdude, which is yet another one of Earl's many monikers.

    10. "Uncle Al"
    The up-tempo, "Uncle Al," is "Doris'" hidden moshpit sleeper that has the potential to be looped in a live setting. These types of short and sweet bangers are common within the OF camp: "Domo 23," "Rella." 


    11. "Guild" feat. Mac Miller
    The dark and druggy cut, similar to the overall feel of Mac Miller's "Watching Movies with the Sound Off" album, features Miller's obsession with Lil B. It comes to no surprise as he's known take time out of his live shows to play "Wonton Soup" in its entirety.

    Earl also calls out "Trashwang," a phrase popularized as the title of a track on Tyler's "Wolf" but first used on a Mellowhype (Hodgy Beats and Left Brain) track "Grill."

    12. "Molasses" feat. RZA
    With RZA on the hook, "Molasses" showcases Earl's wordplay skills, which are interesting yet meaningless in this case. It is worth noting, however, that this song contains a very timely mention of the social network, Snapchat, which might be one of the first in a rap song.

    13. "Whoa" feat. Tyler, the Creator
    While Earl shows vulnerability in "Chum," "Whoa" works to counter and remind audiences (via Tyler's opening verse of Wolf Gang's finances) that he's still the crazy kid who made the infamous "Earl" video. The song's rumbling bass is a throwback to early Odd Future work.


    14. "Hoarse"
    "Hoarse," the most menacing song on "Doris," can be used in a soundtrack to a Tarantino film. The opening sounds like a cowboy walking into the sunset. 


    15. Knight feat. Domo Genesis
    Domo Genesis closes "Doris" with his even flow. "Knight's" distinct J. Dilla vibe slows down the tempo and the pitch of each rapper's verse, giving Earl's final line ("Young, black and jaded, vision hazy strolling through the night") a sense of finality.

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    From racy performances to an anticipated boy band reunion, this year's MTV Video Music Awards had everything.



    Featuring live performances from Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, among others, VMA viewership jumped more than 60 percent from 2012's mediocre outing, averaging 10.1 million viewers in its return to Sunday night.

    "It was a wonderfully chaotic mess of unforgettable performances — everything you could hope for as a producer of a live music show," Van Toffler, president of Viacom Media Networks Music & Logo Group, tells The Hollywood Reporter a day after the awards show, later deeming the VMAs "a huge success for us."

    Known for its surprises and frenetic energy, the VMAs stayed true to character, with moments such as Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke's risque team-up, Daft Punk's "unexpected" appearance and 'N Sync's historic reunion lighting up social media.



    THR jumped on the phone with Toffler to talk about the Cyrus-Thicke backlash, when the 'N Sync reunion became a reality, the repercussions of Stephen Colbert's Daft Punk spoiler, a major stage mishap and the biggest disappointment of the night.

    The Hollywood Reporter: A lot of people have been talking about Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke's racy performance. How did that come about? Was that something that came from their camps or was it something that you guys wanted to do?

    Van Toffler: Well, really, both Robin and Miley have ginormous hits right now, so they were both natural for the show. We all saw that Miley actually covered "Blurred Lines" in her concerts and did a version of it, so we felt like why not have them play together as a transition from one to the other — as opposed to one performance, an award and then go to another [performance]. Just have them play off each other a little bit, and [then] Robin would go into his new song ["Give It 2 U"]. It seemed to work and create some buzz around each of them.



    THR: How did the rehearsals differ from what we saw on the live show?

    Toffler:Performers turn it up like athletes on game day. Did Miley do every move in rehearsal that she did the night of the show? No. We knew her performance was going to be provocative the way her video is. But on live TV, the performers turn it up a couple of notches. We didn't see Robin's costume or his suit before he got on[stage], but Miley definitely brought a different bit of energy to the live show. But clearly she's been making some provocative videos lately.

    THR: Did you have any concerns heading into the performance? (The Parents Television Council criticized the Cyrus-Thicke performance, saying it "simply substituted talent with sex.")

    Toffler: You have concerns always going into live television. I mean, this was our 30th one. We've had people climb onstage, we've had people interrupt winners and we've had people stage-dive when we've had pyro planned, so I think you've got to expect the unexpected. Not everything goes as planned. In fact, the stage actually broke a couple of hours before the performances so we weren't sure we could get the big bear on Miley's stage for the live show because of the step change. But we did. It was in a different position. We had to change a bunch of things leading up to it, but we knew it would be a memorable performance, just like Gaga's open and Justin Timberlake's medley.



    THR: Another big highlight was Justin Timberlake's 15-minute performance. Is that the longest performance ever at the VMAs?

    Toffler: I would say it's safe to say yes. He's had such an illustrious, wonderful career. He's arguably one of the best live performers in music now so more Justin, we need to do it.

    THR: Was that always the plan to have him perform that long? Did it expand as discussions went on?

    Toffler: No. I can say it wasn't always planned. We had a back and forth … I think this was his sixth or seventh time Justin's been on the show with [and] without 'N Sync, and we have such shorthand with him and respect, when he says "I wanna go from this stage to that stage. Can you help design something for me and potentially bring some surprise guests?" you really can't adhere to any strict rules about a performance or what you've done in the past. That's always our mantra, to continue to reinvent ourselves and our show, so that it's always full of surprises.

    THR: When did talks about an 'N Sync reunion first begin?

    Toffler: When we talked to Justin about the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, and how we could effectively capture his career and what the performance would be like. Clearly those 'N Sync songs are a big part of his musical history.

    THR: Several months ago?

    Toffler: Weeks, not months.

    THR: When was that portion of Justin Timberlake's performance finalized?

    Toffler: At showtime. (Laughs.) Just about when the show started at 9 o'clock, when they arrived to the building. We did something similar with Michael Jackson. He was performing at the Garden and we talked to him about doing a guest thing [with 'N Sync at the 2001 VMAs] and we didn't know [if it was going to happen] until Michael's car had arrived at the Lincoln Center [where the VMAs were held] that he was going to come on. Justin and I were talking about that. (Laughs.) He wished he had a little more rehearsal time with that. But yeah, we probably knew it was going to happen day of show.

    THR: Daft Punk's "surprise" appearance at the VMAs was also a big headline leading up to the show. Did Stephen Colbert's VMA spoiler on The Colbert Report affect what the group ended up doing? Were they originally slated to perform?

    Toffler: No, they were going to appear. We did an exclusive clip shot in 65 mm film to "Lose Yourself to Dance," which is their next song. They were always going to appear on our show and not perform.

    THR: So his VMA spoiler didn't affect the plan?

    Toffler: No, though he did have his way with me and my name. All for the sake of comedy.

    THR: What are your thoughts on that particular Colbert Report segment?

    Toffler: You know, it's all in good sport. Stephen's a funny man. I wish he used a better picture of me, but I'm all good with it.

    THR: How did Lady Gaga's open, which had five costume changes, come together?

    Toffler: We knew there would be numerous costume changes, but she had rehearsed for quite some time off-site — and she's always a memorable performance, either as her alter ego Joe Calderone or with five or six costume changes. We were shocked that she was going to try to pull that off but were amazed at the way she was able to do it almost off-camera, so you didn't really see it happen in the course of three or four minutes. We said, "Please open our show and you take the rest from there."

    THR: If you could go back in time, what would you do differently?

    Toffler: Well, I wish the stage didn't break so we didn't have to change things around in the format. We had some minor audio issues and I personally would love to do a four- or five-hour show — I'm not sure if that's the best viewer experience — and let everybody go long. But I think you always want to leave them wanting more, and I think if you can leave enough room for those combustible moments that happens when Kanye walks up onstage [during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech] or Billie Joe [Armstrong] jumps into the audience, that's all we hope. We clearly had some memorable performances last night.

    THR: What was the biggest disappointment on the night?

    Toffler: That it ended. I always want more disruptions and chaos than everyone else does in the trucks, so I could use more chaos. That's about it. Otherwise I thought it was probably one of our best VMAs with some of the best performances we've had in our 30-year history, to tell you the truth.

    THR: What was the most surprising outcome given the reactions and results of the show?

    Toffler: (Laughs.) I didn't know that Gaga and Taylor and Selena [Gomez] were such big 'N Sync fans. You talk about how critics attacked them when they were in their heyday, and then everyone gets up on their feet, everyone talks about 'N Sync. By the way, Justin's sales have gone up like a thousand percent, 'N Sync sales have gone up hundreds of percent in 12 to 24 hours. To see Gaga standing up singing the words to their song, I was overwhelmed by the response to them.

    THR: While Kevin Hart made a few jokes that he wasn't hosting the VMAs during the evening, why go hostless this year? Will you go hostless again?

    Toffler: We've done it in the past. I think when you have so many set changes and wonderful performances and collabos like Miley and Robin, and Gaga on the front end and Katy [Perry] on the Brooklyn Bridge at the end, you don't need a host. It would just have taken time away from those killer performances.

    THR: Was it a logistical nightmare planning Katy Perry's Brooklyn Bridge closer?

    Toffler: It's not our first exterior performance. We've worked with Brooklyn for a while and we just couldn't really promote it as much as we wanted to because it would have been more mayhem. It actually turned out well. They had closed the Brooklyn Bridge — not for us, but for construction — so we just had to light it and it looked great in the background.

    THR: Were there things we didn't see or segments that were cut out at the last minute for time or other reasons?

    Toffler:The odd thing is we actually had to add time. We were thankful that Jimmy Fallon gave a sermon up there [prior to presenting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award] where he broke into a sweat introducing Justin, because the set didn't turn and the loading time took a little bit longer. We were worried about getting Bruno [Mars'] pyro on the stage, we had to change Drake's [set] changing a bit. There was definitely chaos and mayhem behind the scenes, but I don't think the viewers noticed a lot of that.

    THR: Are you looking to return to Brooklyn or are you looking at other locations for next year?

    Toffler: Definitely, if they'd have us. I don't know if we'll go back next year but we loved it. We had a great experience.

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  • 08/26/13--20:43: What has Juh-nel been up to?


  • These days Jenelle Evans carries a giant piece of man candy around by the name of Nathan Griffith. Even though this part-time underwear model seems pretty buff, we’ve never seen him get violent.

    Now, thanks to some coaxing from his lady love, Nathan is about to throw some punches! But don’t worry, it’s all for his epic return to MMA fighting.

    “So I really want to do something big again and @PBandJenelley_1 convinced me to start fighting again. First fight is 10/26. Training time!” Nathan tweeted on August 25.

    If you ask us, this guy already looks pretty fit, but if more training means bigger biceps, who are we to object?

    Jenelley just loves her bulky stud, and we can’t blame her. Nathan is one of Little J’s first boyfriends who actually seems to want to keep our girl on the straight and narrow.

    Sure, she had that minor slip up when she failed a drug test, landing her in jail for 48 hours, but everybody makes mistakes, everybody has those days.

    Are you excited for Nathan’s triumphant return to MMA fighting? Or should Jenelle’s boyfriend try a safer hobby? Tell us below!


    “Teen Mom” star Jenelle Evans really wants to find a happy relationship and settle down. She quickly decided to get married to Courtland Rogers after just dating a few months and within two months of marriage, she was pregnant with her second child. She supposedly suffered a miscarriage because of the stress and drug use that was going on in the marriage. And now, she is dropping some hints that things are going on with Nathan Griffith. According to a new tweet released on Aug. 26, “Teen Mom” star Evans is now hinting that she could be pregnant.

    “I feel as if my boobs got bigger over night,” Evans tweeted this morning, which did cause some questions. “Your implants are probably infected,” one person tweeted, while another added, “OMG! Maybe your pregnant?” And it sounds like her followers want her to get pregnant again. “Is this a hint that maybe there will be a baby Jenelley coming? :-)” one follower asked.

    It wouldn’t really be a surprise if she was expecting a child with Griffith. The two have been talking about getting married as soon as she gets legally divorced from her husband Courtland Rogers. They have to be legally married for one year before they can divorce. But they can have a child, and since they both have children but no custody, perhaps they want to make a family together.

    What do you think of Evans getting pregnant now?

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    Have you missed Juh-nel on ONTD? This post is dedicated to meggiebooboo

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    King Joffrey as an adorable ten-year-old kid in Dublin



    JACK GLEESON, AKA King Joffrey, is known mainly for ruining people’s weddings and being a bastard (in all senses of the word) on Game of Thrones.

    Oh, he’s also a Trinity student and finds time to be really nice to strangers in Dublin pubs.

    But back in 2002, when he was 10, Gleeson played Tiny Tim in the Gate Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol. And he was ADORABLE.





    Five years later in 2007, he also played Young Pip in Great Expectations:







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    As Vulture pointed out last week, Jessica Chastain's Facebook page is the best. The acclaimed actress uses her feed to post animal photos, dog photos and even movie reviews. Like this one, about Woody Allen's newest film, "Blue Jasmine."

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    Chastain isn't alone in her praise of Blanchett's "Blue Jasmine" work -- which has been hailed as an early season Best Actress front-runner -- she just seems like the most sincere. (Props to you, too, Anil.)

    "Blue Jasmine" is out in theaters now.


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    I am all here for Jessica and Cate working together in a movie!

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    Flawless Selena Gomez arrives at the 'Getaway' - Los Angeles Premiere at Regency Village Theatre on August 26, 2013 in Westwood, California.

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