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    My Dos & Don'ts, by Gabrielle Union

    A few Valentine's rules about love (and life) from the star of BET's addictive new show Being Mary Jane. As told to Laurie Sandell.

    If you were to grade yourself on your relationships, how would you do? Gabrielle Union, 41, who plays a hotshot news anchor looking for Mr. Right on BET's new series Being Mary Jane, says she'd give herself an S for "satisfactory.""I'm divorced!" she exclaims. "So I can't exactly give myself an O for 'outstanding.'" But she has gathered a whole lot of wisdom from her failed marriage, kick-ass girlfriends, and long-time romance with

    Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade. Here, she spills her rules for a happy love life:

    DO forget your "type." It worked for me. When I met Dwyane, his "résumé" looked like crap: athlete, going through a divorce, nine years younger than me. None of that screamed, "Let's have a lasting relationship." Then, after I had a heart-crushing breakup with yet another immature jerk, I thought, it can't be any worse if I date a fetus. Let's just see what happens. Turned out he'd been on his own since he was 15. He had wisdom that comes with facing an insane amount of adversity. He's sweet, funny, honest about his shortcomings. When I put my preconceived notions to the side, I found someone cool.

    DON'T put up with a friend-versus-boyfriend tug-of-war. Some friends act possessive and say, "You're not spending enough time with me." Huh? Remember when we made our vision boards and the dude was in the middle? You're sup- posed to be happy for me. Thankfully, my girls are like, "High-five!" And D likes to be around them too. If there's weirdness, either something's wrong with the friends—or the boy. Investigate. And sift accordingly.

    DO show him your feelings. Daily. Dwyane generally gets up before I do to go to the gym, and he's never left without kissing me and telling me he loves me. As for me, I am complimentary to the point where I am almost a little Chester the Molester-y. I think he's so delicious. Watching him get out of the shower never gets old. Never. It's not like he ever wonders what I'm thinking, but usually he's thinking, She needs a cold shower!

    DON'T write off an ex (or get back together) without really thinking it through. When you're debating whether to go backward or forward, you have to look at the original issue. [When Dwyane and I broke up briefly in 2013], it was because of distance and scheduling. I finished filming the show, then I flew to Vegas right away to start shooting Think Like a Man Too. I couldn't take time off, and I missed some quality togetherness we desperately needed. Over the summer, I reassessed priorities. I'd always wanted an awesome career with back-to-back projects, but I realized I wasn't willing to sacrifice my relationship for it. Moving forward, I decided my work schedule has to make sense for our family. Bottom line: If an issue's a deal breaker, it's a deal breaker. If your relationship isn't something you're willing to give up and you can compromise, do so.


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    Stop whatever you're doing and listen up! Or look up, because the new face of Marc Jacobs is Miley Cyrus!

    Based on the Marc Jacobs spring '14 show modeling lineup that included Sky Ferreira, Georgia May Jagger, and Charlotte Free, we could have guessed that the brand's campaign would feature a big star, but we're more than thrilled that it's Miley Cyrus. Cyrus and Jacobs have been besties for a long time--she wore a fishnet dress by the designer to the Met Gala in 2013 and can currently be spotted nude on a Jacobs approved T-shirt supporting the NYU Skin Cancer Institute--so it was really only a matter of time before she starred in one of the designer's ads.

    The backdrop for Cyrus' modeling turn is a dark, sandy beach, similar to the scene at Marc Jacobs spring '14. Cyrus is shown wearing a navy jacket with black embellishment, burgundy shorts, and black sneakers with white floral embroidery chilling with two other models. But while the ad's ambiance may allude to the show vibes, instead of the blunt bowl cuts models rocked on the runway, Cyrus and the models have natural, semi-wet hair and luminous, glowing makeup. Even non-Cyrus fans will agree she looks pretty darn amazing.

    Cyrus is the latest in a long list of super-cool It Girls who have posed for Jacobs, including indie darlings (Meg White, Helena Bonham-Carter, and Jennifer Jason Leigh) and big-name celebrities (Dakota Fanning, Victoria Beckham, and Sofia Coppola) alike. So does this mark (no pun intended) the final stage in Cyrus' transformation from tween star to full-blown fashion muse? We think yes, but you can tell us your opinion on Twitter and Facebook.

    P.S. The ads are appearing in the February issues of magazines already on newsstands now, so you can tear these out and tape them to your walls ASAP.


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    "Jay Z and Beyonce walked into a Miami karaoke bar..." No, it's not the beginning of a lame bar joke -- it's the beginning of the story of what actually went down at Sing Sing karaoke bar last night, according to the bar's owner.

    On the night of baby Blue Ivy's second birthday, says Sing Sing owner Kellie Pilicer, the Carter-Knowles crew rolled up to Sing Sing Karaoke on South Beach in three black SUVs around midnight for an impromptu karaoke session with an entourage that included Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

    It was late on a Tuesday night. The bar was empty, so it was the perfect opportunity to do something normal and not be bombarded by paparazzi. At the time Bey and Jay showed up, only two out of the 17 karaoke rooms were occupied.

    "A big security-looking guy walked in and asked us what time we closed," said Pilicer. "I'm thinking he's going to come in with maybe a couple of other people and then all of a sudden a couple of people wearing hoodies do start trickling in and one woman comes up and asks me where the bathroom is and I look up and it's freaking Beyonce."

    Jay Z was shown to the VIP room and the rest of the group followed behind him. They were friendly, dressed casually, and didn't make any extravagant requests or demands, Pilicer says. Their only request was that they put tape over the security cameras that were installed in the room. They ordered sake, water, and french fries from the joint next door.

    Though reports vary, Pilicer says one of the Sing Sing waiters also recognized one of the guests to be Timbaland.

    Early on, Beyonce asked Pilicer where the other two occupied rooms were, and she assured her that they wouldn't be a bother to her. Instead, Queen B insisted that she wanted to go into one of the other rooms. The room in particular was occupied by a group of three girls who were purportedly there for six hours, drinking Miami Long Islands, and singing the night away.

    Beyonce and Kelly followed the sounds and walked into the girl's karaoke room. Lo and behold, the song that the unidentified girls were singing was one of Beyonce's very own, "Party."

    "There's no way we could have planned it. No one had any idea. I didn't even know anything," said Pilicer.

    "Beyonce follows the sounds, she just walks right in, and there are two girls sitting and one of their friends had fallen asleep on the lounge chair...I'm standing there watching this whole thing and the other people in their party started walking in and cracking up because they were singing Beyonce."

    Although, they didn't quite immediately recognize who either of them were, the two girls invited Beyonce and Kelly in. "They start dancing together, but they have no idea who it is, said Pilicer. "And all of a sudden one of the girls looks at kelly and says, "Oh, you look like Kelly Rowland" and then she looks at Beyonce and goes "Oh my god!"

    Beyonce even took pictures with the poor girl that was passed out on the couch, complete with a Kelly Rowland photo bomb.

    We know what you're thinking. We would be pissed off at our friends too, if Yonce was in the same room as we were and they didn't wake us up.


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    Alyssa Milano wasn't going to let Jay Mohr off the hook. The actress and mom, 41, kicked off the New Year on a sour note when the comedian, 42, leveled cruel insults her way in a recent radio interview -- calling attention to her post-baby figure. ("It seems like she had a baby and said, 'I don't really give a s--t'...I read it on her gut," the Suburgatory actor sniped.) Mohr subsequently apologized -- and Milano graciously accepted last Friday via Twitter.

    The Mistresses star explained to Extra's Mario Lopez why she chose to engage with Mohr in the first place following his insult. "Well, he made a comment that was not so nice about my weight and I called him out on Twitter about it. I just think he was trying to make a joke and not think about it," Milano said.

    Adding to the hurt? "I heard it actually on Christmas Day and it hurt me, I was affected by it and I wanted to remind him that I'm a human being and that this hurts."

    The Who's the Boss alum hope there will be less "fat-shaming" in the future. "I think it's an interesting statement about where we are socially that people feel that they can sort of rip a woman's body apart after having a baby," said Milano, who welcomed some Milo with husband David Bugliari back in August 2011. "I don't think it's fair."

    She confided: "I gained 55 pounds when I was pregnant, I still have 10 more to lose."


    Have you ever been fat shamed or fat shamed someone? I still want to punch my cousin for something he told me 9 years ago

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    "Game of Thrones" fans have plenty of awesome merchandise to choose from, and now they can add new items to the list of cool things to buy. Zap2it can exclusively reveal that HBO Global Licensing will soon be releasing Funko Mystery Mini Figures in Blind Boxes featuring all your favorite "Game of Thrones" characters.

    There are 15 different mystery minis to be collected. Possible options to be purchased include Robb Stark, Jon Snow, Arya Stark, King Joffrey, Daenerys Targaryen, Khal Drogo, Jaime Lannister, Tyrion Lannister, Ned Stark, Viserion, Ghost, Shaggy Dog, Drogon, Rhaegal and White Walker. One mini will be available per box.

    Each time someone buys one of the mystery minis, they have a chance of getting any of the 15 available. The 2 1/2-inch tall vinyl figures will retail for $6.99-$7.99.

    The "Game of Thrones" Mystery Mini Figures can be pre-ordered at the HBO Shop. They will be available in stores and online starting Feb. 15.

    HBO and Funko have already teamed for a number of other figurines. Which characters do you hope you get?


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    OWN’s season two premiere of the Tyler Perry drama “The Haves and the Have Nots” on Tuesday night (Jan. 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT) delivered record numbers, earning 2.8 million total viewers and becoming the #1 season premiere in OWN history across all key demos. The episode ranked as the highest telecast in series history, posting double-digit growth in W25-54 (up +59%) and total viewers (up +57%) versus the season one premiere (May 28, 2013). It also saw double- digit growth versus the prior season average, up +58% in W25-54 and +53% in total viewers and was up +13% in W25-54 and +7% in total viewers versus the fall finale (September 3, 2013).

    The episode was also the #2 telecast in OWN history among W25-54 (2.49 rating, 1.1 million), behind “Oprah’s Next Chapter” with Bobbi Kristina Houston (March 11, 2012), and the #3 telecast in OWN history among total viewers, behind “Oprah’s Next Chapter” with Bobbi Kristina Houston and “Oprah’s Next Chapter” Lance Armstrong Pt. 1 (January 17, 2013).


    The budget increase with the production values...

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    Dear Mr. Cumberbatch,

    I think you’re great.

    No, that’s wrong. Too safe, too mundane. You never hold back in your roles, and I shouldn’t hold back when writing to you.

    I love you.

    I love your style. I love your name, of course. I love that you’re not above expressing an undiluted opinion about certain pieces of dreck like, say, Downton Abbey. I love that beneath the calm British exterior, you’ve got some crazy energy happening. How many actors have that wild, manic undercurrent anymore? Jack Nicholson’s not in his 30s anymore, so maybe none?

    And look, I know you can play interesting “normal” characters. You were fantastic as the plantation owner Tom Ford in 12 Years a Slave, and you nailed your supporting role as Peter in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. August: Osage County was kind of a clunker, but that wasn’t your fault. You’ve proved you can do just about anything.

    That being said, you’ve got that thing we talked about; that rampant, unharnessed quality that makes you so unforgettable in Sherlock. You even tapped into it as the philosophical dragon Smaug in the latest Hobbit movie. And anyone who hasn’t watched clips of you portraying Vincent Van Gogh in the TV movie Painted With Words should hasten to do so now.

    We’re living in an increasingly stifled world, and our performers (not to mention our dramas and comedies) reflect that. What you have is a valuable commodity, and for my money it simply can’t be wasted playing anything but the most restless, ardent, irrepressible characters the world has to offer. You’re the essence of the word ‘personality,’ and I have a few suggestions for you, along the writers and directors of the world, as to which roles you could translate into immediate genius.

    1. Sebastian Dangerfield

    J.P. Donleavy’s The Ginger Man is one of the funniest works of fiction ever written, a true picaresque featuring a main character so controversial that the book was immediately banned in Ireland and the U.S. Johnny Depp has been all over this film, meeting time and again with Donleavy in Ireland to get it started, but nothing’s come of it. This is ripe for the picking, Benedict. Nobody can play the carousing, amoral, drunken Dangerfield like you.

    2. Dean Moriarty

    Jack Kerouac’s On the Road is basically the bible of the Beat generation, and the best attempt to capture a freedom of spirit that even in 1950 was being suppressed by the conformity descending on America (and the world). And Dean Moriarty was the ultimate expression of that freedom impulse—someone Kerouac described as “tremendously excited with life” and the inspiration behind that roman candle quote everybody’s always posting on Facebook. Moriarty was a stand-in for beat eccentric Neal Cassady, and you would be the best at breathing life into a truly captivating literary figure.

    3. Withnail

    This is pretty simply. Withnail & I (1987) is one of the greatest dark comedies ever made, and though Richard E. Grant was truly wonderful as the philosophical drunkard and exuberant ne’er-do-well Withnail, I think you’d be the perfect man for the remake. It would also let you indulge whatever anxieties plagued you in the days before you became famous; Withnail is a struggling actor doomed to fail, and I have a feeling you could tap into your own buried insecurities to bring him to scintillating life.

    4. Ignatius J. Reilly

    They’d have to stuff you into a fat suit, but I like to think the repeated failures to make A Confederacy of Dunces into a film (John Belushi, Will Ferrell, John Goodman, John Candy, Chris Farley and Zach Galifianiakis are just of the few who have come close to taking on Ignatius) are fate’s hand intervening, stalling the process until you, Mr. Cumberbatch, can assume the role. JFK Toole’s Ignatius is a giant, ostentatious man who yells at movies, dismisses anyone of inferior intellect and generally waddles his way through New Orleans, offending and disgusting all who stand in his way. This role is your birthright.

    5. Don Quixote

    I’d love to see you challenging windmills to a duel. Really, though, this is the original literary vagabond, the traveling rogue operating by his own bizarre principals. It’s the seminal lunatic by which all others are judged, and for you, Benedict, the role is practically required. And while we’re here, let’s just get Martin Freeman on board as Sancho Panza. The dynamic with those two is basically the same as Sherlock and Watson, minus a bit of credibility.

    6. Hunter S. Thompson

    It’s probably become clear now that your main competition in the “wild & eccentric” actor category is Mr. Johnathan Depp. And I think Depp was pretty great in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. He has a natural advantage in the sense that he’s American, he’s less physically imposing, and he’s spent his entire career training in mumble technique with Keith Richards as a tutor. You, Benedict, are bigger, far more English, and tend to enunciate with some precision. So perhaps this is a stretch. Spiritually, though, I think you’re brothers with the late Mr. Thompson, and I know in my heart you could translate his unique breed of drug-fueled insanity into something glorious.

    7. Tristram Shandy

    I feel like I’m saddling you with a lot of American roles. And I know you’ve shown again and again that you’re up for the challenge, but let’s head back to the auld sod to give you a bit of relief. When I think of the physical embodiment of Shandy, of course, I picture Steve Coogan, but A Cock and Bull Story was one of those film-within-a-film deals that shied away from really tackling the story on its own. And it’s understandable, of course; the Tristram Shandy books by Laurence Sterne are filled with long streams-of-conscience and other digressive literary devices that aren’t immediately to conducive to film. But even if there were long moments where you marched back and forth in period costume, muttering in Shandy’s untethered dialect, I think the adaptation would be worthwhile.

    Benedict, let me know what you think. I can be reached at all the usual avenues, and I’m more than willing to discuss any or all of these roles. I think you’re brilliant, but wasted on roles that don’t emit light at brightness levels that are almost harmful to human senses. You should be the roving, barmy king of cinema, and these roles will take you there.




    Benedict Cumberbatch on his directing dreams, keeping the moral slate clean and why he "owes society"

    Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed that his next career move might be towards the director’s chair.

    Sherlock sensation Cumberbatch, whose re-imagining of the super sleuth detective attracted an audience of nearly 10 million on his recent return to TV screens, said it would be “incredible” to pitch up behind the camera.

    In this week’s Big Issue cover interview, Cumberbatch has discussed his recent raft of big screen triumphs, his reluctance to be pigeonholed, and a desire to go behind the scenes in the production process.

    Behind the camera is where my future might be, I think,” he revealed. “I would love to oversee a project from conception to completion. I would love to go on that full journey.”

    “That is so much more than the actor gets,” he added. “Things stay in development for years, let alone the production and then the post-production, which goes on for at least as long as the production.”

    Does this desire to be involved with a project’s entire creative process extend to wanting to write screenplays?

    “Writing? Oh God no. Well, maybe in the future some time, but not at the moment. I would prefer to direct than write.”

    “I’m a bit of a do-gooder”

    ‘Go photograph Egypt and show the world something important.’

    It was a simple message relating to the escalating violence gripping Egypt at the time, written plainly on A4 paper and held in the hands of Benedict Cumberbatch in the direction of fawning photographers as he filmed Sherlock last summer. He’s not been called the thinking man’s celebrity for nothing.

    A few days later, Cumberbatch was it again – this time firing off a series of signs highlighting the detention of David Miranda, the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, and the destruction of computer equipment containing information that had been leaked from Edward Snowden.

    ‘Hard drives smashed, journalists detained at airports … Democracy?’ one modest sign read.

    Several months on from his jibe at press agenda and the UK government, the Sherlock star told The Big Issue that he sees himself as “a bit of a do-gooder” that owes something to society.

    “I know how lucky I am to be paid to be in a position to have a voice, do my work and also just the fact that I’m being paid to do something that is really good fun and do something that I really love doing,” Cumberbatch said.

    “You owe society a little bit for that – your fans for giving you a good life, but also yourself, just to pay back. I feel very strongly about the little work I do when I have the time.

    “I try to be principled – of course there is a part of me, a bit of a do-gooder, it is a thing of keeping the moral slate cleaner, but it is really enjoyable and I get a kickback from it.”

    “It is not a sense of duty, it actually makes me feel good to do things for other people – where it can actually matter and make a difference to talk to people who wouldn’t normally have access to you or the kind of world you live in or the work you do.”

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    Peter Capaldi started work as the new Doctor Who yesterday (Tuesday) and has an unlikely first battle – against his own companion Clara.

    The 55-year-old Thick Of It actor was on set yesterday to begin his first full episode as the Time Lord after Matt Smith regenerated into Capaldi at Christmas.

    Capaldi’s first scenes were for an opening episode set in Victorian times. And the Mirror can reveal that as well as his usual enemies he will have to win over his sidekick Clara, who posed with him in an official photo yesterday.

    Bosses are writing into the storyline that Clara, played by Jenna Coleman, misses the old Doctor Who played by Matt and she and Capaldi have a “spiky relationship” in the opening episodes.

    One source said: “As a new Time Lord you need all the friends you can get, but he even has to win over his companion. Clara grew very attached to Matt and that shows in the opening episodes.

    “Peter’s Doctor has to get past a spiky opening and try to make Clara a sidekick who will help him save the world from the usual mix of aliens and monsters from the galaxy.”

    As well as Clara, Capaldi was joined on set yesterday by familiar characters Madam Vastra, Strax and Jenny. (ugggghghghgh)

    Fans hoped they would see him at several locations where filming took place outside but Capaldi’s first scenes were confined to Studio 1 in Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff.

    Arriving on set in Cardiff to begin filming, Peter Capaldi, said: “New job, first day, slightly nervous. Just like the Doctor, I’m emerging from the TARDIS into a whole other world.”

    Referring to his previous brief cameos on the show, Steven Moffat, Lead Writer and Executive Producer, added: “First the eyebrows! Then, at Christmas, the face! Coming soon, the whole Doctor. In the Cardiff studios, the Capaldi era begins.”

    One crew member said Capaldi seemed “excited more than anything” and didn’t show many nerves as he delivered his first lines.

    Capaldi has been left nursing a dislocated thumb after an on-set accident for his last TV role after getting tangled in a frock.

    The actor got caught in a co-star’s period costume while filming his new BBC drama The Musketeers, based on the characters created by Alexandre Dumas.

    Capaldi had to twist the injured digit back into place himself leaving him weak at the knees with the pain.

    He plays Cardinal Richelieu, the first minister and confidant of the French King in the new BBC One series which begins later this month.

    Capaldi said the shooting of the sword-wielding adventure series was beset by injuries: “Dislocated shoulders, bruised shins, the odd concussion. It’s one of the occupational hazards of being a swashbuckler.

    “I myself suffered a nasty dislocated thumb, but embarrassingly not from swinging a sword around. Instead, my injury came from a domestic the cardinal was having with milady, Maimie McCoy.

    “I threw her against the wall not realising I’d caught my thumb in her large frock. I felt a jab of pain. And when the director said ‘cut’ I looked down and saw my thumb was on the wrong way round. Nasty. Instinct took over and I shoved it back - which made my eyes water and my knees weak.”

    The new series of Doctor Who with Capaldi is not expected on screen on BBC One until the end of 2014 as filming will continue until August in Cardiff.

    Capaldi, who is keeping his Scottish accent for the role, was unveiled in August 2013 as Smith’s replacement.

    At the time he said:“Being asked to play The Doctor is an amazing privilege. Like the Doctor himself I find myself in a state of utter terror and delight. I can’t wait to get started.”


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    Chelsea Handler is coming to a city near you!

    The outspoken host of Chelsea Lately is hitting the road for a national stand-up comedy tour in support of her fifth book, Uganda Be Kidding Me.

    In the hilarious and absurd collection of essays, Chelsea shares some of her favorite stories from the road while also giving travelers her unique guide to etiquette, hot spots and memorable destinations.

    Tickets for the 31-date tour go on sale Friday January 17. Check out where she's heading below and purchase tickets at chelseahandler.com.


    Saw her live 2 or 3 years ago, she was amazing! Going to see her again for sure!

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    In a bizarre testament to the power of the internet, porn star Jenna Jameson was able to get 4chan to procure the personal information of an ex-assistant she claims is "completely fucking with [her] digital life." Oh, and she had to show her tits to get them, because she's Jenna Jameson and it's 4chan.

    Jameson originally posted the plea to /b/, the abhorrent image board known (among other, more sinister things) for swiftly grabbing personal details of different people:

    "My ex assistant who goes by the name of [redacted] turned out to be a con artist. I do not know if [redacted] is his last name. I finally found him out and fired him... Since he was previed [sic] to my personal information such as passwords he reset and probably deleted my twitter @jennajameson and has also removed all pictures of me and him from my instagram. He is completely fucking with my digital life and so I ask if you have any ideas of who he is please let me know. I am in the process of consolidating and resetting all my passwords. I will be attaching images of him shortly."

    At first, the denizens of /b/ were wary of the legitimacy of Jameson's claims, so they offered her a familiar ultimatum: "Tits or GTFO."

    Despite her earlier objections, Jameson eventually gave up the goods (NSFW pictures below):

    After the rite of passage was complete, 4chan got to work, getting the ex-assistant's address, driver's license number and credit score all within the hour. With the sensitive information firmly in her grasp, Jameson posted this picture as a little thank-you note to the 4chan faithful (and continued to ask for more info), while also not-so-sneakily plugging her new book:

    The Daily Dot has confirmed that the entire episode was legit.
    We wonder what's going to happen to the ex-assistant now. Hell hath no fury like a porn star scorned.


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    Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom star Idris Elba has posted on Twitter that he's going to take BAFTA nominations into his own hands.

    In an obvious joke, the actor who plays angry John Luther in the BBC One crime drama, said he had an appointment with BAFTA and he's going to "do a #Lutherrage" to find out where fellow Mandela star Naomie Harris' nomination is.

    Despite neither Idris or Naomie being recognised, the Mandela biopic in which they both star has been nominated for outstanding British film.

    Michael Fassbender doesn’t consider himself to be a sex symbol.

    The actor — who claimed he was flattered to be named the eighth sexiest male movie star worldwide in a poll last year — doesn’t believe he’s attractive but tries not to think about how much female attention he gets because it would turn him vain.

    “I don’t see myself as a pin-up,” he said. “I don’t dwell on it. That sort of information isn’t good for my own head.”

    Fassbender sometimes wishes the jokes and sexual remarks about the size of his genitals would stop, but he is adamant he would take on a nudity role again if he was asked.

    ”Of course I would do it again if the film needs it. When filming 12 Years a Slave, [director] Steve [McQueen] wanted me to lose my pants for a particular scene and I was like, ‘Steve come on, we’ve done Shame already’,” he said.

    ”Listen, it’s not a big deal. I mean half the population has one between our legs and the other half has something else. It’s weird how there seems to be so much hype around one man’s piece of anatomy. It’s just ludicrous, really!”

    Oscar Isaac was at the NBR Awards Gala on Tuesday to support the Coen Brothers, who picked up the Best Original Screenplay Award for their movie Inside Llewyn Davis.

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    Honestly you guys, it’s just been too long since we’ve seen Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky out with their daughter India.

    The adorable family was spotted in Venice, California yesterday being their adorable selves. India looks so grown up. Her hair is even long enough to put in a ponytail. She and Chris are matching! Well actually he’s not doing the ponytail anymore. But he should.

    Also, Elsa Pataky is one seriously gorgeous pregnant lady.


    I can’t wait to see what their new baby looks like. If India is any indication, gorgeous is the answer you’re looking for. Side note: did you know that Chris got the job of Thor thanks to his brother Liam? Liam was originally up for the part, but when they decided not to go with him, his manager suggested Chris. And the rest is “Marvel”-ous history.


    Chris looking fine as usual. Finally watched Rush, was better than I thought it would be.



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    No, I swear I didn't google "Surely there must be somebody black in HBO's Looking" (premiering January 14th or 19th maybe, I thought it was the 19th but now I think I had it wrong, I should check * ). Actually I was looking for articles about Frankie J. Alvarez, but there wasn't anything.

    So anyway, I found this guy. I guess he was on Doctor Who and stuff? And he's British! BRITISH!

    An Exclusive Look at 'Looking' with O-T Fagbenle


    Gay characters have become fairly familiar on the small screen. Would you say Looking is breaking new turf in terms of representation, and did you feel some responsibility to "get it right?"

    When representation of the LBGT community was much more scarce in the media, I think there was some kind of pressure to encapsulate an entire community in a single character - this can often be a fast track to generalization and stereotypes.

    Michael Lannan and Andrew Haigh are so talented at bringing subtle and defined characters to the fore that the gay characters are real and identifiable without being these stock characters out of gay folklore. It's refreshing!

    The pressure to "get it right" was definitely there for me, I didn't want to mess this bad boy up so I asked if HBO would fly me to San Francisco before the shoot, so I could spend more time researching and getting a feel for that amazing city and the places were Frank might hang out. I also pretty much tried to stay in character during the entire shoot, which was interesting.

    Perfect segue. Because of its significance in American gay history, San Francisco is practically the show's main character. As a Londoner, can you give us some insights into your process for unveiling the soul of the city?

    I cycled and walked around San Francisco a lot, made local friends, partied in The Mission, The Castro, the Folsom Fair, spoke to the homeless a lot.  I also visited the nude beaches and the redwood forests - there is a lot to do in San Fran. I definitely think I scratched the surface but it's an evolving city so it would take time to get your whole finger in. Shout out to Oakland - that place is coo
    l as #% [presumably "shit" - ed.]

    There is something off-the-cuff about your reading of your character, Frank. Is he someone you were already familiar with, or was he something of a surprise to you?

    Thank you ... I think!  Walt Whitman said of himself 'I am large, I contain multitudes,' and I definitely recognize Frank very within my multitudes! Playing him was mostly a matter of allowing myself to reveal some inner shades of me.

    fagbenle alvarez

    When we meet Frank, he is the boyfriend of the only coupled character in the show, Agustin (Frankie J. Alvarez). It's clear from the start that Frank has his hands full, but he seems unfazed by Agustin. Is he simply uncomplicated, or is something else going on there?

    Frank is a healer, he desperately wants that independent and troubled lover that he can soothe and tame. He knows if he plays the 'Mom' and tries to control Augustin too hard and too quick it will push his love away. He's playing the long game.

    If you were having coffee with Frank, what advice would you have for him about his new boyfriend?

    Haha! Umm. Maya Angelou once said 'When someone shows you who they are ... believe them.It's good advice for Frank but hell, I'd give that advice to anybody.

    fagbenle fish


    * I was right in the first place. It's the 19th.

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    • Hollywood Rounds begin Wednesday Feb 5
    • Semi-finalists revealed Thursday Feb 13
    • WINNER CANDICE GLOVER will be featured in a VICTORY SPECIAL on Tuesday Feb 19!
    • Voting begins Wednesday Feb 19
    • FAST PASSES awarded Wednesday March 5
    • The Finale will take place in NEW YORK CITY! Tuesday May 20 and Wednesday May 21

    Here’s the format. Auditions are as always, and will take place over a 6 episode two week period. ”The Road to Hollywood” is coming back. That will be the last episode. See the schedule below!

    The Hollywood Rounds air in 3 parts. There will be a “Green Mile” episode. by the end of it, the TOP 50 will be whittled down to the Top 31.

    Candice Glover gets her very own special! On Tuesday Feb 18. Candice returns to celebrate the long-awaited release of her debut album, Music Speaks. She’ll also be on hand to preview the NEWLY DESIGNED IDOL STAGE and advise the new contestants. The special is named Candice Glover: Up Close and Personal. The American Idol season 12 winner will sing songs from the new album. There will also be a Q&A and surprise musical guests.

    Here’s where the big changes come. The semi-finals will come in TWO phases.

    The Top 31 will be split into 3 groups based on AGE. Seniors, Intermediates and Juniors.
    • Starting, Wednesday Feb. 19, One group of semi-finalists will sing for both the judges consideration and America’s votes, in 3 separate episodes.
    • On Thursday Feb 27, in the first results show, only 16 semi-finalists will advance. This is the first LIVE show.
    • On Wednesday March 6 in a 2 1/2 hour broadcast, the Top 16 will perform live.
    Before the votes are cast, a few will be fast-tracked to the finals.
    • On Thursday March 7, The Top 12 will be revealed, live.
    • The finals begin on Wednesday March 12. The Judges Save is STILL A THING. On Thursday May 15, an expanded Idol will commemorate its 500th episode. A finalist will be eliminated. THIRTY MINUTE RESULTS SHOW DURING THE FINALS PHASE.

    The GRAND FINALE will take place in New York City at Madison Square Garden. The Final 2 perform on Tuesday, May 20 and the winner will be revealed on Wednesday May 21.

    Check out the schedule below


    • Wednesday, Jan. 15 (8:00-10:00 PM) Season Premiere, Part 1 – Boston, MA
    • Thursday, Jan. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM) Season Premiere, Part 2 – Austin, TX
    • Wednesday, Jan. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM) Detroit, MI & Salt Lake City, UT
    • Thursday, Jan. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM) Atlanta, GA
    • Wednesday, Jan. 29 (8:00-10:00 PM) Omaha, NE & San Francisco, CA
    •Thursday, Jan. 30 (8:00-9:00 PM) The Road to Hollywood


    • Wednesday, Feb. 5 (8:00-10:00 PM) Hollywood Week, Part 1
    • Thursday, Feb. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM) Hollywood Week, Part 2
    • Wednesday, Feb. 12 (8:00-10:00 PM) Hollywood Week, Part 3
    •Thursday, Feb. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM) The Green Mile; Semifinalists Revealed

    Candice Glover Special

    • Tuesday, Feb. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM) Candice Glover: Up Close and Personal. Sponsored by iTunes.


    • Wednesday, Feb. 19 (8:00-10:00 PM) Semifinalists in the Senior Division, Ages 22 & Over, Perform; Voting Begins
    • Thursday, Feb. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM) Semifinalists in the Intermediate Division, Ages 18 to 21, Perform
    • Wednesday, Feb. 26 (8:00-10:00 PM) Semifinalists in the Junior Division, Ages 17 & Under, Perform
    • Thursday, Feb. 27 (8:00-10:00 PM) LIVE Results Show; Top 16 Revealed
    • Wednesday, March 5 (8:00-10:30 PM) Top 16 Semifinalists Perform & Fast Passes Awarded LIVE
    • Thursday, March 6 (8:00-10:00 PM) LIVE Results Show; Top 12 Completed


    • Wednesdays, beginning March 12 (8:00-10:00 PM) Finalists Perform LIVE
    • Thursdays, beginning March 13 (8:00-8:30 PM) LIVE Results Show (39 minute episodes)
    • Thursday, May 15 (8:00-9:00 PM) LIVE Results Show; Final 2 Revealed (500th Episode)


    • Tuesday, May 20 (8:00-9:00 PM) LIVE Season Finale, Part 1 – Final 2 Perform (Special Tuesday Airing)
    • Wednesday, May 21 (8:00-10:00 PM) LIVE Season Finale, Part 2 – Winner Announced


    VMA Executive Producers and the Grammys Director. Idol's not playin'!

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    Lifetime has cranked up the crazy in the new trailer for their upcoming version of "Flowers in the Attic."

    V.C. Andrews' original dark, terrifying and incest-filled novel was published in 1979, and later turned into a campy cult movie nearly a decade later. Now Lifetime has come to give the twisted tale of the Dollanganger children the faithful adaptation it deserves.

    Check out the trailer above which shows Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn competing for Mother of the Year, and Kiernan Shipka ("Mad Men") lusting after her own brother.

    And you thought your family was dramatic!



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    If you were planning on a Veronica Mars-athon in preparation for the cult hit’s March 14 big-screen debut, and you don’t have the DVD set handy, you will want to make sure your Amazon Prime sub is in good standing.

    Amazon announced on Thursday that its Prime Instant Video service has secured exclusive online streaming rights to all three seasons of V. Mars, effective today.

    Meaning, the likes of Netflix, Vudu and other streaming services will be fresh out of Marshmallows.

    “The Veronica Mars series has been popular on DVD and Amazon Instant Video for years, so we know how much Amazon customers love this iconic television show,” Amazon exec Brad Beale said in a statement. “We are excited to become the exclusive subscription streaming home for Veronica Mars and to be able to offer the entire TV series to Prime members to enjoy at no additional charge.”

    Marshmallow Source

    I don't know how many of y'all are Amazon Prime members (you can get a trial for 30 days and cancel), and I would have preferred this on Netflix (more subscribers), but at least it's somewhere (and it's in HD too!). This article was more for those who have never seen the series and do not have the funds to get the DVDs ro do not want to spend the money even though they are $10 per season on DVDPlanet right now.

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    TMZ has obtained some pretty explosive internal emails and texts between BET execs, who candidly admit they ordered a transgender host to change his clothes during its big awards pre-show because he looked like a chick.

    B. Scott is suing the network, claiming he was ordered to 86 his flowing blue tunic, black pants, hair, makeup and heels because they wanted him to look more like a man, even though they knew he was a transgender person.


    During last year's BET Awards pre-show ... Scott appeared in his garb in the first segment but claims he was then ordered to change his clothes and remove his makeup ... he obliged but was never put back on the air.

    BET Music Programming Prez Stephen Hill wrote a pointed email before the show ... "I don't want 'looking like a woman B Scott.' I want tempered B Scott."
    Network VP Rhonda Cowan offered help, "I can speak to him about being less 'womanly.'"

    BET had a potential public relations disaster on its hands ... because B. Scott went ballistic after being told to change clothes. BET producer Stephanie Hodges wrote an email shortly after the broadcast, confessing, "He got upset and said he was going to blow this s**t up and call GLAAD."

    BET has said it "embraces global diversity" and regrets unintentionally offending anyone in the LGBT community.

    But we got an email showing the network was far more cunning. It's from BET honcho Monique Ware:

    "The spin should be he was late for a live show and subsequently replaced and it would have been awkward in a live show to have the person assuming his role removed and him inserted." It seems she's saying it would be weird for him to come back on the air as a man.

    Ware goes on ... "Unless we can make public the reason we didn't want him dressed the way he normally does, I would stay away from suits, suit selections, etc."

    In the various email and text exchanges ... BET execs say Scott had been drinking, was unruly, had shown up late, and was wearing garments that were not pre-approved.

    We reached out to BET ... so far no word back.



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    Holland Roden gets the royal treatment in this gorgeous new pic from the latest edition of the Just Jared Spotlight of the Week photo series, photographed by Justin Campbell.

    The 27-year-old beauty stars in Teen Wolf, which airs new episodes every Monday nights at 10/9c on MTV. Season 3B just premiered this past week!

    In our exclusive interview, Holland talks about what she would be doing if she wasn’t acting, what spirit animals her co-stars would embody, and how her underwear wound up in the toilet during our shoot. Yes, her underwear wound up in the toilet. Don’t miss the story, it’s a good one!

    Just Jared: How did your Spotlight shoot go?

    Holland Roden: I had so much fun because [the photographer] Justin has a very particular vision, for everything in life including how to switch lanes. It was fun having him take complete creative control and seeing where it lands.

    JJ: We heard you had a little mishap… in the toilet?

    HR: I can’t say that! (laughs) Oh my gosh! (laughs) Okay, so when stylists come to shoots, they bring undergarments for talent. I don’t know if I would be called talent in this situation, more like amateur, wannabe actor/model. (laughs) But yes, I had a pair of um, underwear, and when you’re in a restroom, and there’s a toilet, and there’s something waddish in your hand, it was underwear you’re supposed to be putting on. I accidentally threw it in the toilet. And I’m going to go ahead and end that story there. (laughs)

    JJ: What do you mean by waddish?

    HR: You know, when there’s a piece of fabric, wadded up in your hand. I just assumed it was toilet paper, and I thought that was interesting feeling toilet paper. I looked in the toilet and was like, “Holland, that was the one pair of underwear that they gave you.” (laughs)(lmao girl...)

    JJ: So tell us, how did you get into acting?

    HR: Oh that’s such a convoluted story! I got into acting essentially because I love science. I was pre-med in college, and a very long story short, I went to an all girls school most of my life. And I switched to a huge co-ed school that I was not used to, and started taking acting classes outside of it, some sort of outlet that I could enjoy. The coach said, “You could do this professionally. Have you thought about it?” So when I came out here for college, I sort of attempted both. I thought okay, I’ll major in molecular biology as well as pursue acting, and that’s how. I got really lucky a couple months into and booked a show for HBO called 12 Miles of Bad Road, in a nutshell.

    JJ: If you weren’t an actor, you’d be a doctor? What kind?

    HR: Yeah, I’d probably be a doctor. I liked cardiothoracic but, honestly, I have a huge passion for what’s in our food. The FDA, the EPC, I think a lot needs to be changed. We’re going to look back in our textbooks 50 years from now and say, “The Frankenstein era of our diet.” And then our health problems, obviously they come hand in hand, so I would have loved to have had a hand in, no pun intended, diet and hormones and how it affects disease.

    JJ: And you’re almost wrapped on season three of Teen Wolf? What are you most excited about it?

    HR: I am, yes. I like that it’s psychological. I think the scarier things that I have viewed in my life are not what you can’t see but what you can, and that’s very much the theme of this season.

    JJ: Do you have a favorite prop from set?

    HR: That’s a good question. I’m actually gonna go ahead and say details. I love details and our set designers are incredible with details. I think props is one of the most fun departments on set. So I’m going to have to just say the details of everything. If you look at every book, if you look at every journal, they’ve filled it out. It’s unreal, the amount of time they’ve put in.

    JJ: You have a lot of early morning shoots, and late night shoots. Do you have a regimen of you stay awake or how you wake up?

    HR: Well, this is a funny story of how I stay awake on our night shoots. I’ve never been a morning person. I’m vehemently against the sun rising in the east. It’s funny, because my father said, “What job is going to pay you to sleep in?” And I can actually say to my father now, “Teen Wolf pays me to sleep in.”

    JJ: Okay, now describe your cast members in one word. Tyler Posey.

    HR: Skateboards. (laughs)

    JJ: Crystal Reed.

    HR: Pretty!

    JJ: Dylan O’Brien.

    HR: Dylan. I just think of Dill Pill. Pickle.

    JJ: Tyler Hoechlin.

    HR: Christian abs. That’s two, but we’ll hyphen it.

    JJ: Max Carver.

    HR: Amazing.

    JJ: Charlie Carver.

    HR: Makes you always laugh. That’s so not one word, but you cannot keep a straight face. What can I say about those two? I think there’s not enough to say about those two.

    JJ: Ian Bohen.

    HR: Mini Altoids. (laughs)

    JJ: Daniel Sharman.

    HR: Greek. He looks like a Greek god to me, and I don’t mean it in the heartthrob way, he actually looks like a Greek god to me.

    JJ: Arden Cho.

    HR: Perfect skin.

    JJ: Shelley Hennig.

    HR: I think a friend of ours, a mutual friend of who we met through, her name is Brittany. (laughs)

    JJ: Tell us about your recent camping trip.

    HR: My camping trip! A few of the Teen Wolf cast members and I, Charlie, Max, Daniel, and I went on a camping trip with a few of our mutual friends (including Julian Morris) and what didn’t we do? We played an amazing game of capture the flag, which might I add, nobody wanted to play except Max and I. And I proceeded to dive over one of our friends, which it’s been almost a month and my ankle still hasn’t heeled.

    JJ: If you had a motto to sum who you are, what would it be?

    HR: I don’t know about a motto to sum up entirely who I am, but one thing I’ve always lived by, and people try and convince me out of it, and I just don’t believe in it is, I’ve never been a dater. I’ve never gone on true dates before. Really, with anyone. I’ve had a few boyfriends before but I’ve never truly just gone on random dates. When people ask why, I’ve always said I feel like dates are like interviews, and I refuse to be romantically employed.

    JJ: If you could be a breakfast food, which breakfast food would you be?

    HR: Icing.

    JJ: (laughs) You eat icing for breakfast??

    HR: Like the funnel cake icing that you put on waffles. I eat breakfast at Six Flags, clearly.

    JJ: Amazing. What would your spirit animal be?

    HR: So funny, I’ve done spirit animals before but I think I don’t get the jist of them. I think I’m so squirrelish. It’s kind of like what you resemble to me. More aesthetically really, than anything.

    JJ: Do any of your cast members stand out as spirit animals to you?

    HR: I’d probably put Hoechlin as a wooly mammoth. I would put Posey as a jackrabbit. These are so off the cuff by the way! I’d put Dylan as like a flounder fish. He just reminds me of Flounder. I mean, these are just totally grab bag. What does Max remind me of? He reminds me of a deer I think. Like a really beautiful elk, because they’re very, just regal. Charlie, what does Charlie remind me of? Chipmunk. Sharman reminds me of a giraffe. He’s just too tall for his own good. Also I’m too short for my own good. Crystal would be a koala bear maybe.

    JJ: Have you ever gotten the Carver twins mixed up?

    HR: Not really. I mean, occasionally in the very, very beginning.

    JJ: What fashion pieces do you own that you can’t live without?

    HR: As I’m wearing them now, I love red shoes. And I love a good fit, a good structure on a woman. In my case, at 5’3″ being a pear shape, that would be called A Line. So anything A Line, I love.

    JJ: What was the last movie you saw? Did you like it?

    HR: Out of the Furnace, with Christian Bale. It was quite depressing. Don’t get me wrong, I completely buy into it, myself as an actor, myself as a viewer. But it’s funny to me that it’s almost like these movie stars try to one up themselves. And that the more successful they become, and I’m assuming the more lucrative and marketable they become. …The poorer they portray in their movies, like the more down and out they are. It’s like, “Well in my movie, I’m going to have, you know, I’m gonna live in a hole. In my movie, all my money got lost and I had to dig my way out through pennies.” It’s really funny that they have these contests and Christian Bale would be no exception. It was a very depressing movie about a mining town. But it was an excellent movie. Excellent, excellent movie.

    JJ: Do you have a favorite movie?

    HR: I have a collection of them. Harold and Maude is one of my favorites. And I love that Bud Cort. That part almost went to Elton John. It’s pretty big, it would have changed his career. I love Annie Hall. E.T., Titanic, and I love Shawshank Redemption. That’s one of my favorites. And As Good As It Gets.

    JJ: Do you have any favorite TV shows?

    HR: Ooooh, right now I’m watching a British show called Utopia. It’s incredible, I’m obsessed. It aired on BBC in Britain, last January. And so I got a hold of some copies of it and so I’m checking those out right now. And then I’m also your typical Lost, Breaking Bad kind of girl, Curb [Your Enthusiasm]. Love me some Tina Fey, love 30 Rock. I like Portlandia, you know, not on a regular basis, but it’s nice for a little pop every now and then. It’s like when you want junk food. Yeah, I’d say that’s a collection of what I like.

    JJ: What’s the last album or song you downloaded?

    HR: I’ve downloaded some Deptford Goth lately, but I’m also way behind the eight ball. I just saw Searching for Sugar Man. Have you seen that? And I downloaded both of [Santo] Rodriguez’s albums. And he’s still touring, in his seventies. So I’m really excited that I’m embarrassingly just on the bandwagon of Rodriguez. I have Robert Rodriguez, but I did not have Rodriguez. So that’s the last album I downloaded.

    JJ: Do you have favorite music artists?

    HR: Right now, I’m listening to Stone Roses, Craft Spells, Deptford Goth, BANKS. Love me some Group Love, they’re blowin’ up like, oh gosh, pop tarts in the microwave for too long. They’re just, they’re doing really well, and I’m really proud of them. Because I don’t know them, but I feel like I know them. That’s what we are when we’re groupies.


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    The likes of Disclosure, Rudimental, John Newman and Ellie Gouldinghave all picked up multiple nominations for the BRIT Awards 2014 following the launch event tonight (9th January) in central London. The BRITs Are Coming: Nominations Launch Party took place today and also saw artists including One Direction and Katy Perry pick up nominations ahead of the awards ceremony in February. The event also boasts performances from the likes of Tinie Tempah, Rudimental and Pixie Lott, who returned to perform her new single 'Nasty' for the first time.

    BRITs Critics' Choice winner Sam Smith was also on hand to pick up his award in person from 2012 winner Tom Odell, as well as taking to the stage to perform his new single 'Money On My Mind'. The BRIT Awards 2014 takes place on 19th February at London's O2 Arena and will see confirmed performances from stars including Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Rudimental, Bastille and Arctic Monkey.

    Check out the full list of nominations for the BRIT Awards 2014 below:

    British Male Solo Artist

    • John Newman

    • Jake Bugg

    • Tom Odell

    • David Bowie

    • James Blake

    British Female Solo Artist

    • Ellie Goulding

    • Jessie J

    • Laura Marling

    • Laura Mvula

    • Birdy

    British Group

    • Disclosure

    • One Direction

    • Rudimental

    • Arctic Monkeys

    • Bastille

    British Breakthrough Act

    • Disclosure

    • Bastille

    • Laura Mvula

    • London Grammar

    • Tom Odell

    Critics' Choice

    • Sam Smith - WINNER

    • Ella Eyre

    • Chloe Howl

    British Single

    • Bastille - 'Pompeii'

    • Calvin Harris Feat. Ellie Goulding - 'I Need Your Love'

    • Disclosure Feat. AlunaGeorge - 'White Noise'

    • Ellie Goulding - 'Burn'

    • John Newman - 'Love Me Again'

    • Naughty Boy Feat. Sam Smith - 'La La La'

    • Olly Murs - 'Dear Darlin'

    • One Direction - 'One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)'

    • Passenger - 'Let Her Go'

    • Rudimental Feat. Ella Eyre - 'Waiting All Night'

    Mastercard British Album Of The Year

    • Rudimental - 'Home'

    • Disclosure - 'Settle'

    • Arctic Monkeys - 'AM'

    • Bastille - 'Bad Blood'

    • David Bowie - 'The Next Day'

    International Male Solo Artist

    • Justin Timberlake

    • Bruno Mars

    • Eminem

    • Drake

    • John Grant

    International Female Solo Artist

    • Katy Perry

    • Lady Gaga

    • Pink

    • Lorde

    • Janelle Monae

    International Group

    • Daft Punk

    • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

    • Haim

    • Kings Of Leon

    • Arcade Fire


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