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    Part of the famous dinner scene (Whole Cast):

    Meryl Streep and Julianne Nicholson:

    Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY4WeaXMCBc
    Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-6UJGowIPg
    Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNMcP9Yd5ok

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    “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” the second installment in the series of films based on the novels by Susan Collins, opens in U.S. theaters on Friday. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, as well as Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, and Philip Seymour Hoffman in supporting roles.
    The Post’s Ann Hornaday praises Lawrence’s work in the film:
    The engine of the entire operation is Jennifer Lawrence, who in Katniss has found a character that chimes perfectly with her own persona as an earthy, blunt-speaking ingenue suddenly thrust into a world of celebrity and media-fueled idol worship. Somehow managing to look like a real, flesh-and-blood girl even in “Catching Fire’s” most bizarre tableaux, Lawrence is never less than compelling, her rounded cheeks suggesting innocence but her sharp, alert gaze suggesting otherwise, whether she’s aiming her notorious bow and arrow or scrutinizing Cinna’s latest incendiary creation.
    Much like the young heroine she doesn’t play as much as inhabit from the inside out, Lawrence is a force of nature. Even viewers who watch “Catching Fire” unwillingly won’t be able to resist her gravitational pull, which in her case isn’t a function of conventional movie-star looks, but character and command presence. Her final, steely stare at the camera says it all, suggesting an actress fully equipped and ready to navigate her brave, often depraved, new world. I’ve got this, the look seems to say. The monster must be fed.
    The Washington Post
    A.A. Dowd writes that the ensemble performs well, too, with the exceptions of Hemsworth as Gale and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta:
    So commanding is Lawrence in her reprised role, which requires both action-heroine steeliness and movie-star charisma, that it’s a shame to see her paired off with a couple of duds. Surely there are better options for an eagle-eyed asskicker like Katniss than Gale, brooding endlessly on the sidelines, or Peeta, with his clinginess and guilt trips? (Do any Hunger Games fans fall into Team Neither?) Aside from the bland love interests, though, Catching Fire is filthy with stellar backup—from Woody Harrelson’s tough-love mentor figure to Stanley Tucci’s leathery host to Hoffman’s mysterious careerist. Like the Harry Potter series, the Hunger Games films double as showcases (and easy paychecks) for a supporting cast of fine, seasoned pros.
    A.V. Club
    The film is in many ways a reprise of the original, but it’s an improvement, according to David Edelstein:
    A second Hunger Games. A bigger Death Star. Another shrubbery. Okay, there’s not a lot of invention there. The government’s machinations are a mite confusing, the whys and hows of the new game murky, and the thinking behind Katniss’s desire to sacrifice herself for Peeta a head-scratcher. In the latter case, the fault might lie with Hutcherson, whose face doesn’t draw the camera—he’s tight and inexpressive—and who gets no help from his director. But Lawrence (Francis, not Jennifer) does well with the film’s mighty set pieces. A scene in which Katniss trains by shooting arrows into oncoming cyberfoes composed of flaming blocks is rousingly well done. Katniss’s self-immolating wedding gown on the eve of the Games is a gorgeous effect. Used judiciously this time, the handheld camera in the Hunger Games amps up the terror immeasurably—especially in a sequence featuring killer baboons that’s shot and edited (and presumably computer-generated) with ferocious skill.
    Paul MacInnes, however, was disappointed by the sameness of the films:
    What lets the movie down is its heart, or lack thereof. The reprise of the Games introduces new adversaries (and some allies) but has exactly the same dynamic as in the first movie; Katniss must keep both herself and the ever-so bumbling Peeta alive. It’s all a bit familiar. There’s also a figurative heartlessness about this passage, too. While a fair portion of the original was spent setting up the moral difficulties of competing in a winner-takes-all bloodbath, as the bodycount here grows, the minds of the participants are only on tactics.
    We rush to a rousing climax which, naturally, sets up Part three (or to be technically accurate, part 3a). Yet there’s never quite the sense of satisfaction that the first film provided. You can feel the franchise dynamic chugging beneath, with the result that Catching Fire is not quite a full course, more of an amuse bouche, making its mammoth audience hungry for future, meatier instalments.



    I personally loooovedddddd it.

    If you're yet to see the movie, come back here and write your thoughts, it's nice to have all the opinions in one place. :)

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    Britney Spears was right ... the footage that was cut out of the "Work Bitch" music video was WAYYYY more erotic than the final cut ... so says one of the male models who was there.

    We spoke with Richie Nuzzolese -- who played a hot shirtless guy in the video -- and he tells TMZ, "What's out in the video is only like half of what went down."

    Richie tells us the scene he was in was "like an orgy ... very sexually oriented."

    Nuzzolese says the scene -- which involved 15 super hot chicks -- was so intense, "it wasn't even like acting."

    Of course, Richie's description backs up Spears who said she felt like she was pushed too far sexually during the making of the video and personally CUT a bunch of content that was simply too racy for her.

    Too bad ... sounds awesome.

    Video at the source:http://www.tmz.com/2013/11/21/richie-nuzzolese-britney-spears-work-bitch-music-video-orgy/

    Contrary to what was previously stated, the event today is a listening party and doesn't involve a performance!


    Britney Spears is calling BS on a website that's charging $4K for a ticket to hear her perform at her listening party ... because her reps say the whole thing is a scam ... TMZ has learned.

    We're told Brit WILL appear at an exclusive listening party tonight  -- along with Will.i.am --  but she won't be performing and NO tickets are being sold.

    That's because it's a private, invitation-only event.

    A bogus website claims it has tickets -- which it will gladly sell for $3,898.50 a pop.

    When we called reps at the website, we were told there were still a few more tickets left.

    If you're dumb enough to pay that ... don't.

    Source 1: http://www.tmz.com/2013/11/21/richie-nuzzolese-britney-spears-work-bitch-music-video-orgy/
    Source 2: http://www.tmz.com/2013/11/21/britney-spears-listening-party-private-ticket-scam/#ixzz2lJtNrN98

    I kinda wish that the released video contained more of those orgy scenes, but I respect Britney's boundaries and it was clear she wasnt comfortable with showing any more...Anyways we already have tons of sexy Britney videos so its not like we dont have 10 other orgy scenes..Also since everyone is doing questions nowadays...


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    Hilary with Luca leaving Toys R Us November 20th

    Leaving Babies First Class November 14th

    Instagrams & Studio Tweets

    Sharing Pics from Edmonton

    Coming home from Canada

    Doing her best Movember

    Studio Session Tweets


    So precious, I can't wait to hear the new music she's working on!!

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    Will you be "Happy" after listening to the same song 360 times in a row?

    Don’t have anything to do for the next 24-hours? Why not watch a 24 hour music video? (And you thought Kanye’s new video was too lengthy.)

    Pharrell has filmed crazy amounts of footage of beautiful young to adorable old people dancing to create a day-long music video experience for his new single “Happy.” There are even cameos by Magic Johnson, Steve Carrell and Jamie Foxx.

    The downside? Infectious as the song may be, it is only four minutes long. Which means that if you actual partake in the whole experience, you’ll listen to the same lyrics on loop 360 times in a row.

    Ya game? Here’s the site.

    source 123
    ONTD do you have an entire day to spare?

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    If you’re a pop music fan and you’ve been on the internet this week, you’ve probably read some of the chatter surrounding the lackluster debut of Lady Gaga’s third full-length, ARTPOP. Mother Monster debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week with 258,000 in sales.

    As Billboard points out in this week’s chart numbers, Gaga’s first-week total is right in line with, if a bit off from, the recent chart-topping debuts of Miley Cyrus (Bangerz, 270,000 in late October) and Katy Perry (Prism, 286,000 in late October). A number between 250K and 300K is the typical first-week benchmark for albums by Top 40-dominating pop stars—Britney Spears will likely debut in that neighborhood when her next album drops in two weeks; her last disc did 276,000 in its 2011 debut.

    The problem for Gaga, perception-wise, is she isn’t supposed to be measured by the same yardstick as these other starlets. This is the culture-dominating, Madonna-rivaling road warrior queen who famously sold 1.1 million copies of her 2011 album Born This Way in its first week.

    Infamously, that seven-figure sales total was inflated by a two-day Amazon MP3 sale of Born This Way for just 99 cents, a gimmick by Amazon to promote its then-new Cloud Drive service. I have long argued that Gaga doesn’t entirely deserve the big red asterisk that chart historians place next to Born This Way because of this fire sale. Yes, a reported 440,000 of the 1.1 million buyers that week in May 2011 took advantage of the ridiculous price, but we’ll never know how many tens of thousands of those folks were planning to buy Born anyway.

    Moreover, the album was purchased at regular price by nearly 700,000 people, a positively Eminem-ian number. Whatever high-six-figure sum Born actually earned that week in 2011, it indicated Lady Gaga’s cultural capital was at an all-time high—in the wake of her Monster Ball tour and the 2008–10 onslaught of smash singles that, arguably, reinvented Top 40 radio in Gaga’s image.

    But there’s no getting around it: ARTPOP’s first-week number is a serious comedown—less than one-fourth of Born’s first week. Even if you throw away Born’s 99-cent Amazon purchases, it still outsold ARTPOP by nearly three-to-one.

    Think the blogosphere noticed? Oh, my, has it: Spreading like wildfire this week, before the album chart numbers were even released, was a titillating, anonymous-source-based Examiner.com article purporting that Gaga’s label Interscope had spent $25 million promoting ARTPOP—the most since Michael Jackson’s 2001 underperformer Invincible and its $30 million pricetag. Follow-up stories have speculated, dubiously, that ARTPOP’s poor debut would lead to company layoffs.

    I have a hard time believing Interscope was that shocked by Gaga’s first-week number. Sure, record companies know how to overspend—Gaga’s “artRave” album-launch party at the Brooklyn Navy Yard (featuring a flying dress) couldn’t have come cheap. But it beggars belief that Interscope would set such a stratospheric budget for ARTPOP, expecting it to do anything close to Gaga’s 2011 numbers. Even an optimistic record label knows Gaga’s Imperial Phase, where she sets the pop-cultural agenda, is over. They’d have plenty of data upon which to base their lowered expectations.

    For starters, there’s what I call the AC/DC Rule—my theorem which states that initial sales of an album are a referendum on the public's feelings about the act's prior album, not the current one. (I named it after AC/DC, a band whose first Billboard No. 1 album is both less acclaimed and poorer-selling, by a factor of five, than its classic predecessor.)

    My rule has worked both ways for Gaga. Her debut full-length The Fame, with its slow sales build and string of hit songs, primed hundreds of thousands of people to line up for Born This Way in week one, resulting in that eye-popping 2011 debut. But that’s when the AC/DC Rule flipped on her: Born’s shelf life was unquestionably shorter and less impressive—fewer hits, medium-size sales, general weirdness that outstripped her prior, more lovable weirdness—and so a falloff in sales, for whatever album came next, was inevitable.
    Additionally, looking just at ARTPOP itself, any pop-watcher had to expect it to do modest business where the rubber meets the road: hit songs.

    Lead single “Applause” (a grower, in this critic’s opinion) peaked at No. 4 on the Hot 100 in September. That’s a perfectly respectable showing, but it was trounced by the fall’s other two big pop-diva releases, Katy Perry’s “Roar” and Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball,” which both hit No. 1. Comparing Gagas to Gagas, “Applause” also saw a lower peak than any of her album-leading singles: The Fame’s “Just Dance” made No. 1, The Fame Monster’s “Bad Romance” reached No. 2, and Born This Way’s title track debuted at No. 1. ARTPOP has spawned a second Top 10 hit, “Dope”; but it made the winner’s circle last week only because of Billboard’s quirky decision to count streams of her crazy-emo YouTube Awards performance of the song for the Hot 100. This week, in the absence of heavy YouTube numbers, “Dope” plummets 63 spots to No. 71.

    So that’s it, right? A weak debut by a pretentious, high-art-fetishizing album, combined with underperforming singles: surely Lady Gaga is over?

    Maybe not. When I think of ARTPOP, I don’t think of career-burying Waterloos like Jackson’s final studio album Invincible. To me—as long as the whole world is going to compare Lady Gaga to Madonna anyway—ARTPOP is her Erotica.

    Remember that overlong 1992 Madonna album? Released to coincide with Sex, Madge’s art book/photography happening, Erotica the album was a 75-minute smorgasbord of musings on carnal desire, acclaimed by some at the time but now generally regarded as three-star Madonna at best. It does contain—and is redeemed by—two of her best ’90s singles, “Deeper and Deeper” and “Rain,” both Top 20 hits (the album’s biggest single, the No. 3–peaking title track, is forgettable). Most important, Erotica was only a modest commercial performer, peaking at No. 2 for a single week and thus snapping a streak of No. 1 studio albums (Like a Virgin, True Blue, Like a Prayer). It ended up double-platinum—a fine showing, but the lowest-selling studio album of Madge’s first decade.

    The parallels between Madonna’s fifth studio album and Gaga’s fourth are manifold. Pretentions toward high art? Check: Erotica landed at Madge’s Camille Paglia moment, when—between Sex and the recent hit/video “Justify My Love”—her output felt more like a semiotics thesis than a career. Underperforming singles? Check: There were no No. 1s on Erotica; it would take until her next album, 1994’s Bedtime Stories, for her to top the Hot 100 again (with “Take a Bow”). Catcalls from the peanut gallery? Check: In The Rolling Stone Album Guide, Barry Walters aptly recalls the release of Erotica as the moment when “a media backlash intensified.”

    Given what lay ahead for Madonna after Erotica—career triumphs like Ray of Light and Music, a raft of Top 10 hits—Gaga would be well within her rights keeping perspective right now.

    She’s also got cause for optimism on the singles front, even before ARTPOP runs its course. “Applause”, despite it modest peak, has been in the Top 10 its entire chart life (now 13 weeks), indicating a base of ongoing support from singles-buyers and radio. Speaking of radio, this week, the mad-catchy R. Kelly duet “Do What U Want”—so beloved by radio programmers that Interscope actually changed its plans and accelerated promoting it—rises into the Hot 100’s Top 20, leaping 30 spots to No. 18 fueled by Top 40 airplay.

    Come Christmas, “Do What U Want” will likely be a Top 10 or even Top Five hit, and ARTPOP, though still a muddle of an album, may remain propped up within the Top 40. It’s a comedown for Lady Gaga, to be sure—but that’s the thing about pop demigods who have Imperial Phases. After the phase ends, you’re left navigating a career as a run-of-the-mill pop star, proving yourself song by song. Let’s see if Gaga can handle it.


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    As if getting married and expecting a baby weren’t enough recent accomplishments for the “Wrapped in Red” singer, now Kelly Clarkson is attempting a third goal: Learn to cook.

    With help from fellow music superstar Trisha Yearwood, Clarkson prepares stuffed pork chops on Yearwood’s Food Network cooking show, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.

    What compelled the newlywed/mom-to-be to try her hand in the kitchen? “I’m thirty-one years old—I should be able to cook,” she admitted.

    When the cooking pro asked Clarkson to chop some parsley, a basic kitchen task, she got nervous. “If I screw this up, I’m sorry,” she said. “I just started cooking—don’t judge me!”

    But her confidence kicked in when she whisked an egg, prompting a “You got that!” accolade from Yearwood. Clarkson cracked, “This is skill!”

    For the major event—filling the pork chops with vegetable stuffing—Yearwood pointed out that using the back of a spoon to mash the veggies will yield more inside. “You’re so much better than I am,” the novice says, impressed.

    “I’ve done it before,” Yearwood pointed out. “Once you’ve done it, you’ll get it.”

    To which Clarkson retorted, “Show off!”

    Want to join in? Watch below for a sneak peek of the episode—and then make Yearwood’s Stuffed Pork Chops along with them when the episode airs on Nov. 23, at 10:30 a.m. on the Food Network.

    Video & Full Recipe at Source

    Have y'all figured out your Thanksgiving recipes? What are your fave holiday dishes?

    Personally, I look forward to gingerbread anything this time of year. xoxoxo

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  • 11/21/13--15:10: brit post y'all!
  • Sneak Peek: Britney With Sophia Grace & Rosie on Ellen this Friday

    video won't embed - watch it HERE (from 0:20 on)

    Britney on Ellen December 3rd?


    Brit shooting the Perfume video - November 20th

    about people saying perfume being criminal 2.0

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    2013 VODAFONE NEW ZEALAND MUSIC AWARDS With four Tuis, Lorde rules the stage at NZ’s biggest night in music; Aaradhna and Shapeshifter also win multiple awards

    She has ruled the charts on the international scene and now teen singing sensation Lorde has been acknowledged big time at home collecting four Tuis at the 2013 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.

    Hot on her heels is R&B vocalist Aaradhna who adds three Tuis to her impressive gallery of music accolades – including the coveted Mentos Album of the Year award. And following close behind the two leading ladies is Christchurch-formed drum ‘n’ bass outfit Shapeshifter which picks up two Tuis.

    The winners have been announced tonight (Nov. 21) at the star-studded 2013 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards at Auckland’s Vector Arena.

    Ella Yelich-O’Connor’s (Lorde) mega-successful debut EP ‘The Love Club’ sees her pick up Tuis for Vodafone Single of the Year for ‘Royals’, Westpac Hotpoints Breakthrough Artist of the Year and 2013 Xbox One International Achievement Award.

    And to cap off a huge night for the Auckland 17 year-old, she also takes home the Vodafone People’s Choice Awar

    No stranger to the limelight, Lorde has enjoyed great success here and abroad – most notably retaining the top spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks. She’s also graced the stages of top US talk shows, performing live on the Ellen Degeneres Show, Later with Jools Holland (THATS NOT AMERICAN KIWIS) and most recently The Late Show with David Letterman.

    Even after 20,000 free downloads, ‘Royals’ has been certified double Platinum and took out the 2013 APRA Silver Scroll for the year’s best song.

    Wellington-born Aaradhna takes home Tuis for Mentos Album of the Year for ‘Treble and Reverb’, Spotify Best Female Solo Artist and Best Urban / Hip Hop Album.

    2013 has been an especially momentous year for 29-year-old Aaradhna. She has a record-breaking six awards from the 2013 Pacific Music Awards - including the Pasefika Proud Best Pacific Music Album Tui for ‘Treble and Reverb’ - and she was a finalist for the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll and Taite Music Prizes.

    Shapeshifter’s fifth album ‘Delta’ gains the group awards for Steinlager Pure Best Group and George FM Best Electronica Album. The band was also a finalist for Mentos Album of the Year and Vodafone Single of the Year.

    Jamie McDell’s album ‘Six Strings and a Sailboat’ gains the coveted The Edge Best Pop Album Tui while Best Rock Album goes to Villainy for debut album ‘Mode. Set. Clear’.

    McDell’s album has produced four hit singles and has been certified Gold after debuting at #2 on the NZ Album charts and remaining in the top 10 for six months. Four piece alternative rock band Villainy’s ‘Mode. Set. Clear’ debuted at #8 on the New Zealand album chart and reached #1.

    Fat Freddy’s Drop makes a return to the Vodafone NZ Music Awards, claiming Best Roots Album for 2013 with the seven-piece’s third full-length album ‘Blackbird’ - all self-released independently through label The Drop. It’s the band’s eighth Tui.

    Spotify Best Male Solo Artist for 2013 goes to Lawrence Arabia – pseudonym for Christchurch-born James Milne – for his third album ‘The Sparrow’. The recording was also a finalist for the Taite Music Prize.

    Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s ‘II’ takes the Tui for Best Alternative Album. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – the alter ego of Oregon-based Ruban Nielson previously of The Mint Chicks – won Best Male Solo Artist at the music awards in 2012.

    This year Shapeshifter, Aaradhna and Lorde were joined by the evening’s co-host Stan Walker and boy-band Titanium in contesting the Peoples’ Choice Award with Lorde taking out the honours.

    The FOUR Highest Selling Album Tui for 2013 goes to ‘White Rabbit: The Very Best of Peter Posa’ released in 2012 and immediately entering the album charts at #1. Posa, now in his 70s and enjoying something of a revival, was awarded the NZ Order of Merit in 2008 for services to entertainment.

    Recorded Music New Zealand Chief Executive, Damian Vaughan says the calibre of the 2013 Tui winners demonstrates the strength of New Zealand music across a wide range of genres.

    “When you look at all the categories it’s plain to see that the music has never been stronger and the means for accessing it more diverse. Congratulations to all the winners - to the other finalists, well done on achieving so much in what has been a stellar year for all involved.”

    Other winners on the night include Stan Walker who takes out the NZ On Air Radio Airplay Tui for ‘Take It Easy’ and Flight Of The Conchords who claim the Vodafone Highest Selling Single award for ‘Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That)’.

    Joel Kefali also gets a Tui for NZ On Air Best Music Video for his work on Lorde’s ‘Royals while the NUMA Trust Best Maori Album goes to Maisey Rika for ‘Whitiora’. The Tui for Best Gospel / Christian Album now sits on Strahan’s mantelpiece for ‘Posters’.

    Best Classical Album Tui goes Michael Houstoun for his ‘Lilburn’, a so-called ‘sampler’ of music from all periods of the noted New Zealand composer’s life.

    The Recorded Music NZ Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards finals night featured live performances by Aaradhna, Lorde, Jamie McDell, Titanium, Iva Lamkum and awards co-host Stan Walker. There was also a special tribute performance to NZ Herald Legacy Award recipient Shona Laing by Ruby Frost. The Award also sees Shona inducted in to the NZ Music Hall of Fame.

    Lorde won an xbox one too.

    source: nzherald

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    We love the random but super-cool celebrities who keep popping up on The Promise for Education, a fundraiser for the University of California undergraduate scholarship.

    John Cho recently pledged to take a randomly selected fan who contributes at least $25 to a special lunch with George Takei and himself.

    With more than 130 contributors donating over $5,500 so far, it seems a lot of fans want a dinner with the dynamic duo. Not going to lie — this is a lot more exciting than the chance to win Bella Swan’s T-shirt from “Twilight.”

    Unfortunately, the winning contributor is responsible for his or her own travel and accommodations to lunch in the LA area.

    [Source 1, 2]

    What do you think the dinner conversation would be like, ONTD?

    also, have you never been mellow?

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    LOS ANGELESBritney Spears went back to basics Thursday (November 21) with an intimate listening party for her new album, Britney Jean.
    Decked in black and white, Spears, executive producer will.i.am and panel moderator Andy Cohen blended right in with the futuristic and minimalist West Hollywood venue — complete with white walls and black lights. Classic Spears hits, including "...Baby One More Time" and "Womanizer," put the crowd of about 100 journalists and industry insiders in the mood for some new fare, and appropriately prepped the group for Spears' new-yet-delightfully familiar sound.

    Time and time again, Spears has said that Britney Jean is "one of my most personal albums to date"— a sentiment she reiterated once more, confessing that "a lot" of the material was influenced by her breakup from ex-fiance Jason Trawick. But fans might be surprised to hear what actually fueled the new album. Asked by Cohen about her recording studio snack of choice, Spears didn't have to hesitate. "I like sushi," she said. "Sushi and Skittles."
    Her superstar work ethic certainly didn't hurt, either. Without naming names, will.i.am recalled working with countless hard-partying artists who hang around the studio for hours, often with an entourage, without recording anything of value. "Britney's the total opposite," he said.
    Spears played four never-heard tracks for the room, plus her latest single "Perfume," which she described as a "vulnerable song." Looking past the lyrics, "Perfume" is a rare gem in Spears' repertoire. With her vocals front and center, the song is synthesizer free and chock full of emotion. "We wanted to treat her vocal as the main character of the song," said Will.i.am.

    But for fans eager to hear more club-ready bangers from the pop princess, fear not: "It Should Be Easy," featuring vocals from will.i.am, delivers with thumping beats, synthesized vocals and a dance-ready groove. As does the smash "Tick Tick Boom," featuring T.I., which —much like the title —sneaks its way towards a supersonic climax in the chorus. Both tracks demonstrate Spears' ability to truly excel on her uptempo material, and will have longtime Britney fans dancing like it's 2003.

    But it's not all party jams on Britney Jean."Alien" is a midtempo but powerfull follow-up to 2007's "Piece of Me" that chronicles Spears' life in the spotlight. "We all have moments in our life where we feel a little alienated," Spears said of her fame. On the chorus, the singer assures listeners that they're "not alone." And on the breakup anthem "Don't Cry," the 31-year-old tells the story of saying goodbye to a lost love. "I'll survive," she sings, but "you don't need to see me cry."

    Overall, Spears hopes that her eighth studio album is an inspirational listen."I want people to listen to it and be inspired," she said, "to work out and have a good day." For his part, will.i.am promises that Spears "brought her supreme best" to the project, contributing heartfelt lyrics and delivering "beautiful melodies." "Take the time and listen to this album," he urged fans. "It's a beautiful piece of work." Britney Jean hits shelves on November 29.

    ET is doing a live chat with Britney on Tuesday

    Finally, one of the two Work Bitch remixes thats going to be on the Japanese Edition of the album leaked!


    Britney Spears‘ “Work Bitch” is just the latest uptempo cut in a long line of monster singles from the pop legend, but for those fans craving something a little darker, Godney won’t let you down: The songbird entrusted New York-based DJ duo The Jane Doze with turning out an official remix of the track that takes it to dizzying new heights (or depths).
    Trappy, glitchy instrumentation, distorted vocals and even the ominous cocking of a gun (blast ya, indeed) transform Spears’ pristine electro cut into something better suited for a grimy basement club than an Ibiza rave-a-thon; it’s thrillingly squalling and wobbly, positively Blackout-esque (and that’s saying something).
    No surprise, then, that Spears has given it her official stamp of approval, including the mix on the Japanese deluxe edition of her upcoming LP Britney Jean.
    “Everyone knows “Work Bitch” is a banger in its original form,” Jen Doze explains. “So we thought we’d take it in a totally different direction — trap. We sent it to the label for approval and a few weeks later we received an email that simply said ‘Britney approved.’ Needless to say we’re planning to print that email and frame it.” Obviously.

    Listen to the remix here: http://www.idolator.com/7494884/britney-spears-work-bitch-jane-doze-remix

    Source 1: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1717930/britney-jean-spears-album-listening.jhtml
    Source 2: https://twitter.com/ETonlineAlert
    Source 3: http://www.idolator.com/7494884/britney-spears-work-bitch-jane-doze-remix

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    9:08 PM - 20 Nov 13

    oh look! it´s zach chilling with benedict and miles! :)

    SOURCE 1, 2

    One of my bffs is flipping tables right now. She's been living in NY since September and has run into ZQ and Miles like tons of times, so she's despairing over the fact that she doesn't get to run into him when he's hanging out with Benedict. Yeah, she's a Tumblr Cumberbitch...

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    James Franco is a drug dealer — again — in his new film “Homefront,” which he promoted Thursday on “Conan.”

    It’s at least the third time the actor has played a pusher on film (“Pineapple Express,” “Spring Breakers”) — though there have probably been other similar roles, he admitted.

    In reality, the job doesn’t suit Franco: ”I would not be a good drug dealer,” he admitted to Conan O’Brien. “If you put aside the high, the glamorous murders … it’s just like a business, right? And I hate business.”

    Plus, Franco — who plays a meth cook in “Homefront” — said he was “horrible” at chemistry, adding: “I’m the sidekick on ‘Breaking Bad.’”

    Still, the fans love on-screen him in the seedy industry. Franco’s character from “Spring Breakers,” Alien, is so popular among his most-rabid fans that some of them even get tattoos of his grilled-out, cornrowed mug.

    O’Brien’s shared a photo of one superfan’s ink on TBS last night, and Franco was wary to comment on the very permanent artwork.
    “We should be very careful about what we say because that tattoo is not going away,” Franco said. “You can’t ever say it’s bad.”
    Watch the clip:


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    Lady Gaga sits on the ground outside the studio to take a breather November 21st in Los Angeles

    New Instagrams, So Cute!


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    “They want to marry and have a family,” a source close to the lovebirds told the mag.“They’re discussing it. Their schedules have been crazy, but they’re madly in love.”

    Emma, who recently turned 25, just wrapped Magic in the Moonlight, a Woody Allen film in Paris, so now she’s back to her NYC apartment with Andrew, 30.

    The Amazing Spiderman costars stepped out on the red carpet together — their first in six months — on Nov. 16 to promote the sequel to their new film.

    Andrew Garfield: ‘I Woke Up’ When Emma Came Into Auditions
    The cute couple have rarely opened up to the press about their relationship, but Andrew did say that he immediately got excited when she was cast as his leading lady in the Amazing Spiderman films.

    “It was like I woke up when she came in,” he told Teen Vogue. ”She was the last person to screen-test, and I was so bored of it by then that I was mucking about—I’d been pretending I was Tom Hanks or Seth Rogen. And then she came in, and it was like diving into white-water rapids and having no desire to hang on to the side. Throughout shooting, it was wild and exciting. I couldn’t help but try to stay with her, keep pace with her, and not let her get away. [Laughs] Like an animal preying on a smaller animal, but a wily smaller animal.”


    Would love to see these two tie the knot, they are perfect totgether! what do you think ONTD?

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    "started from the bottom now we're here"

    source: youtube

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    Oops! Britney Spears Wears Virginia Tech Sweatshirt Right Before Holding a Gun on Music Video Set

    While on the set of her new music video for "Perfume" recently, Britney Spears had an unfortunate mishap involving a Virginia Tech college sweatshirt and a prop gun.

    During the filming of a scene in which the 31-year-old singer points a gun a man in a car, Spears kept warm in between takes by bundling up in a red and orange sweater from Virginia Tech, the school that was at the center of the 2007 campus shooting which resulted in the deaths of 33 people (including the gunman).

    The sweatshirt presumably belongs to Brit's boyfriend David Lucado, who attended Virginia Tech and wears lots of his college's clothing.

    Spears ditched the sweater while actually filming the gun scenes though, opting for heels, tight jeans, white shirt and leather jacket.

    This isn't the first time that the singer has caused some controversy with guns in her music videos.
    In 2011, London officials demanded that Spears apologize for wielding a fake firearm on the set of her video for "Criminal." Why? The shoot took place in the very neighborhood that was devastated by the London riots just a few months before.

    Spears' team responded to the "Criminal" controversy at the time, saying, "The video is a fantasy story featuring Britney's boyfriend, Jason Trawick, which literally plays out the lyrics of a song written three years before the riots ever happened."


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    Selena Gomez

    While she's perhaps best known from Wizards of Waverly Place, this year marked Gomez's official departure from all things Disney with her role in the very adult Spring Breakers opposite a cussing, gun-toting James Franco. Up next? A leading role in William H. Macy's directorial debut, Rudderless.

    Big number: Gomez hit No. 1 with her debut solo album, Stars Dance, which sold 97,000 copies in its first week in July.

    Melonie Diaz

    "People stop me in the street and are just thankful that the story is being told," says Diaz, 29, of the emotional response she's gotten for her work in Fruitvale Station, The Weinstein Co.'s awards contender about the real-life shooting of Oscar Grant.

    Diaz, whose grandparents were born in Puerto Rico, will continue her hot streak with a role on HBO's upcoming season ofGirls and in the character-driven drama X/Y with America Ferrera and Amber Tamblyn.

    Role model: "When Salma Hayek did Frida, she did that on her own," says Diaz. "She took on an executive role and that's inspiring, women who aren't just actresses anymore."

    Aubrey Plaza

    The half-Puerto Rican actress with 500,000 Twitter followers is best known for playing deadpan April Ludgate on NBC's Parks and Recreation, now in its sixth season.

    After a lead role in 2012's Safety Not Guaranteed, she starred in this summer's raunchy comedy The To Do List.

    Next up is zombie comedy flick Life After Beth with Anna Kendrick.

    Dream project: "I would love to speak Spanish in a movie and would die for a chance to be in a Pedro Almodovarmovie."

    Zoe Saldana

    Saldana has become known for her high-profile sci-fi work, starring in Avatar, theStar Trek franchise and the upcoming ensemble film Guardians of the Galaxy, but she has balanced that with powerful performances in dramas, including 2012'sThe Words and Scott Cooper'supcoming thriller Out of the Furnace.

    The Dominican and Puerto Rican American actress is working with producerGuillermo del Toro and director Jorge R. Gutierrez on the animated Day of the Dead story The Book of Life.

    Saldana also is making big moves behind the camera: She and her sisters, Mariel andCisely, have partnered with Cinestar Productions in a first-look deal with Lionsgate's Pantelion to produce films and TV content specifically for Latino audiences.

    "We found ourselves in the past 10 years being very underwhelmed by the material that's out there," Saldana tells THR, "so either we sit here and complain, or we form our own company." She's aiming to greenlight several projects in the next six months.

    Cultural tradition: "One of the great things that the Latino culture has in common with Asian cultures is that we celebrate our dead. It's something as simple as lighting a candle in front of the portrait of somebody that you love and remembering them."

    Dream director: "Alfonso Cuaron. I just saw Gravity and it blew me away. Also, Alejandro Amenabar, who has such a beautiful heart when it comes to storytelling."

    Guillermo Diaz

    "I've never made a film in Spanish and really want to," says the Scandal star, who would want that movie to be directed by Pedro Almodovar.

    ABC's hit drama continues to set series highs, averaging 9.25 million total viewers. Meanwhile, Diaz, whose credits includeWeeds and cult hit stoner movie Half Baked, continues to generate buzz from his 150,000-plus Twitter followers for his heartbreaking portrayal of reformed assassin Huck opposite Emmy nomineeKerry Washington.

    Dream project: "I want to play legendary Cuban comedian-actor Alvarez Guedes in a movie. My family would play his comedy records all the time when I was growing up, and we would cry with laughter."

    Full list at the SOURCE

    Surprised they left off some really obvious picks like Jessica Alba and Eva Mendes. Also LOL at everyone wanting to work with Almodovar.

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    For the producer who turned Lady Gaga into a star is eager to snap up the teen bride.

    Although it's unlikely the avid PETA campaigner will be wearing a meat dress anytime soon!

    Rob Fusari even went so far as to say he is hoping to explore their "creative marriage".

    Speaking about his potential new protégé, Rob said: "I'm feeling what's going on with Courtney.

    “I think it comes off real in a quirky way. I think she's going for it and I'm into that 100 per cent.”

    Courtney Stodden THROWING SHAPES: Courtney dances at a fashion event in LA [WENN]

    “I'm feeling what's going on with Courtney. It comes off in a quirky way. I'm into that 100 per cent.”
    Rob Fusari, producer

    Rob continued, telling Celebuzz: "Of course, I would get in the studio with her and vibe to see if there is any type of creative marriage."

    Gaga and Fusari were a couple in and out of the studio, but their good romance turned bad when Fusari filed a lawsuit claiming he not only came up with her stage name, but co-wrote some of her tracks. Only he never saw the royalties.

    The Grammy-winner countersued until they both dropped their legal battles in 2010.


    Courtney Stodden NEW COUPLE? Edward is 53, just like Courtney's ex Doug Hutchinson [WENN]

    Meanwhile, Courtney added: "I love Lady Gaga. I'm a complete Monster! Poker Face and Paparazzi are two of my fave songs of all time.

    "Her success is amazing and it's well deserved. I'd be completely humbled and honoured to work with the man behind her success."

    But before she signs up to studio time, the 19-year-old has been putting her party dress on, boogying with none other than Anna Nicole Smith's ex Edward Lozzi.

    And the US publicist – with his finger in political pies too – is 53-years-old, like Doug Hutchinson.

    Courtney Stodden STRIKE A POSE: Courtney seemed to take Edward as her date [WENN]

    Yet Courtney insists she is not on the lookout for a new beau just yet.

    She explained: "Doug and I decided to separate and end our marriage because of the obvious. Our age gap of 34 years… It was the elephant in the room."

    Chatting to FOX 411, she said: "Right now, I’m just looking to have fun and to grow into who I am as a woman, be single, independent, and build my own foundation.

    "I'm not setting out to be with another 50-year-old man, I didn't in the first place. I just happened to come across an unconventional situation."

    We can't wait to hear Courtney on the radio...


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