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    Anne Hathaway had a super scary moment in Hawaii, as the Les Miserables beauty encountered serious danger when she was caught in a fierce rip current while swimming on the beach, but thankfully escaped from peril with a mere foot wound.

    Onlookers said the 31-year-old diva began screaming for assistance when the waters turned fierce, at which point a nearby surfer ran to save her.

    Anne’s husband, Adam Shulman, was present for the heart-stopping moment and rushed to grab a first-aid kit when his wife was pulled out of the water sporting a scraped-up foot.

    The Devil Wears Prada starlet, after averting disaster, seemed to be in better spirits while she recovered on the shore with her hubby, who nursed the hurt foot.

    ONTD, feel free to discuss your near death experiences.


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    Picture this: You fly to New York City with a friend and get VIP treatment while on your way to see George Clooney for a late-night interview.

    Afterward, you hit the red carpet with the hunky bachelor for his film. Then, you chat with the actor about life, laugh at each other's hilarious jokes and compare your wacky faces, ultimately leading to the two of you falling in love with each other. Sigh.

    Well, (almost) all of that could totally happen! And if it did, it would only cost you $10...and a lot of luck.

    With a $10 donation (which goes toward benefiting The Satellite Sentinel Project), a fan is automatically entered to spend the day with Clooney. The winner will fly to New York City on Feb. 4 and "hang with George Clooney backstage at Letterman, ride up in a limo and walk the red carpet at the Monuments Men premiere, and a whole lot more," according to the website.

    The Satellite Sentinel Project conducts monitoring of the border between Sudan and South Sudan as well as hot spots within Sudan to identify potential threats to civilians, and detect, deter, and document war crimes and crimes against humanity, a cause Clooney has been very openly passionate about.

    The contest is being held by Omaze charity, famous for giving anyone the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences that also support social missions.

    ONTD, would you spend $10 for the chance to meet Clooney be on the red carpet? and more important... what would you WEAR?

    Source / The Contest

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    Angel Haze surprised many last month by leaking her own debut album online, citing label disputes for her decision. The record, originally due in March, was eventually rush-released on 30 December, leading to lower than anticipated sales figures.

    As FACT note, dented by the self-leak and the fact that physical copies won’t hit shelves until later this month, UK chart statistics show that the digital downloads of Dirty Gold only managed to shift 857 copies in its first week, entering at #196 in the Albums Chart. Compare this to the 37,507 units sold by this week’s number one, Ellie Goulding.

    How the LP fared in the U.S will be revealed when the Billboard charts are announced on Thursday.

    i can't find her on the billboard 200 at all--idek if she made it oop

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    Lee Daniels' The Butler and Scandal are among the top nominees for the 45th annual NAACP Image Awards, announced Thursday afternoon during the Winter Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif.

    David Oyelowo, Joe Morton, Keke Palmer, Bresha Webb and Gina Torres were on hand to announce the nominations in the major categories.

    The NAACP Image Awards will kick off Saturday, Feb. 22 at 9 p.m. on TV One, with a red carpet show at 8 p.m.

    “This has been an incredible year from the artistic community, with phenomenal contributions across the board from the music, television, motion picture, and literature genres that have the power and impact to drive social change,” said Roslyn M. Brock, chairman of the NAACP.  “The NAACP Image Awards provides an excellent venue to recognize those who make a difference through art and activism, and we are excited to honor and celebrate this caliber of talent."

    “The Image Awards recognize the best that communities of color have to offer and is an exciting addition to our programming line-up -- TV One is pleased to showcase all of these achievements on our network,” said Alfred Liggins, president and CEO of TV One.

    The NAACP Image Awards honors the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and honors those who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Winners will be voted upon by NAACP members. Winners of the non-televised categories will be announced Friday, Feb. 21.


    Outstanding Comedy Series

    "House of Lies" (Showtime)
    "Modern Family" (ABC)
    "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (BET)
    "The Game" (BET)
    "The Soul Man" (TV Land)

    Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

    Andre Braugher - "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (FOX)
    Cedric The Entertainer - "The Soul Man" (TV Land)
    Don Cheadle - "House of Lies" (Showtime)
    Dulé Hill - "Psych" (USA Network)
    Kevin Hart - "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (BET)

    Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

    Aisha Tyler - "Archer" (FX Networks)
    Mindy Kaling - "The Mindy Project" (FOX)
    Niecy Nash - "The Soul Man" (TV Land)
    Tasha Smith - "Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse" (OWN)
    Wendy Raquel Robinson - "The Game" (BET)

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

    Boris Kodjoe - "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (BET)
    Jerry "J B Smoove" Brooks - "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (BET)
    Morris Chestnut - "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime)
    Nick Cannon - "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (BET)
    Tracy Morgan - "30 Rock" (NBC)

    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

    Anna Deavere Smith - "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime)
    Brandy Norwood - "The Game" (BET)
    Nia Long - "House of Lies" (Showtime)
    Rashida Jones - "Parks and Recreation" (NBC)
    Sofia Vergara - "Modern Family" (ABC)

    Outstanding Drama Series

    "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO)
    "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)
    "Scandal" (ABC)
    "The Good Wife" (CBS)
    "Treme" (HBO)

    Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

    James Pickens, Jr. - "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)
    LL Cool J - "NCIS: Los Angeles" (CBS)
    Michael Ealy - "Almost Human" (FOX)
    Shemar Moore - "Criminal Minds" (CBS)
    Wendell Pierce - "Treme" (HBO)

    Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

    Chandra Wilson - "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)
    Kerry Washington - "Scandal" (ABC)
    Khandi Alexander - "Treme" (HBO)
    Nicole Beharie - "Sleepy Hollow" (FOX)
    Regina King - "SouthLAnd" (TNT)

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

    Columbus Short - "Scandal" (ABC)
    Guillermo Diaz - "Scandal" (ABC)
    Jeffrey Wright - "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO)
    Joe Morton - "Scandal" (ABC)
    Michael Kenneth Williams - "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO)

    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

    Archie Panjabi - "The Good Wife" (CBS)
    Debbie Allen - "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)
    Diahann Carroll - "White Collar" (USA)
    Taraji P. Henson - "Person of Interest" (CBS)
    Vanessa L. Williams - "666 Park Avenue" (ABC)

    Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

    "Being Mary Jane" (BET)
    "Betty & Coretta" (Lifetime)
    "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story" (VH1)
    "Luther" (BBC America)
    "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight" (HBO)

    Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

    Chiwetel Ejiofor - "Dancing on the Edge" (Starz)
    Danny Glover - "Muhammad Ali's Greatest (HBO)
    Idris Elba - "Luther" (BBC America)
    Malik Yoba - "Betty & Coretta" (Lifetime)
    Omari Hardwick - "Being Mary Jane" (BET)

    Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

    Angela Bassett - "American Horror Story: Coven" (FX Networks)
    Angela Bassett - "Betty & Coretta" (Lifetime)
    Gabourey Sidibe - "American Horror Story: Coven" (FX Networks)
    Gabrielle Union - "Being Mary Jane" (BET)
    Keke Palmer - "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story" (VH1)

    Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series

    Aaron D. Spears - "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)
    Kristoff St. John - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
    Lawrence Saint Victor - "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)
    Redaric Williams - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
    Tequan Richmond - "General Hospital" (ABC)

    Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series

    Angell Conwell - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
    Christel Khalil - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
    Karla Mosley - "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)
    Kristolyn Lloyd - "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)
    Tatyana Ali - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)

    Outstanding News/ Information - (Series or Special)

    "Justice for Trayvon" (BET)
    "Mandela: Freedom's Father" (BET)
    "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" (OWN)
    "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." (PBS)
    "Unsung" (TV One)

    Outstanding Talk Series

    "Oprah's Lifeclass" (OWN)
    "Oprah's Next Chapter" (OWN)
    "Steve Harvey" (Syndicated)
    "The Arsenio Hall Show" (Syndicated)
    "The Queen Latifah Show" (Syndicated)

    Outstanding Reality Series

    "Iyanla: Fix My Life" (OWN)
    "Shark Tank" (ABC)
    "Sunday Best" (BET)
    "The Voice" (NBC)
    "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" (OWN)

    Outstanding Variety Series or Special

    "12 Years A Slave: A TV One Special with Cathy Hughes" (TV One)
    "Black Girls Rock!" (BET)
    "Key & Peele" (Comedy Central)
    "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" (HBO)
    "Oprah's Master Class" (OWN)

    Outstanding Children’s Program

    "2013 HALO Awards" (Nickelodeon/TeenNick)
    "A.N.T. Farm" (Disney Channel)
    "Dora the Explorer" (Nickelodeon)
    "Postcards: Mandela" (The Africa Channel)
    "Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts MasterClass" (HBO)

    Outstanding Performance in a Youth/ Children’s Program - (Series or Special)

    China Anne McClain - "A.N.T. Farm" (Disney Channel)
    Eric I. Keyes, III - "Live Life and Win!" (Syndicated)
    Fatima Ptacek - "Dora the Explorer" (Nickelodeon)
    Karan Brar - "Jessie" (Disney Channel)
    Zendaya - "Shake It Up" (Disney Channel)


    Outstanding New Artist

    Ariana Grande (Republic Records)
    Candice Glover (19 Recordings/Interscope Records)
    K. Michelle (Atlantic Records)
    RaVaughn Brown (Columbia Records)
    Zendaya (Hollywood Records)

    Outstanding Male Artist

    Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
    Charlie Wilson (RCA Records)
    John Legend (Columbia Records)
    Justin Timberlake (RCA Records)
    Robin Thicke (Star Trak/Interscope)

    Outstanding Female Artist

    Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
    India.Arie (Motown Records)
    Janelle Monáe (Bad Boy/Atlantic)
    Ledisi (Verve Records)
    Mary J Blige (Verve Records/Interscope)

    Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

    "#Beautiful" - Mariah Carey feat. Miguel (Island Def Jam)
    "Blurred Lines" - Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell (Star Trak/Interscope)
    "Fire We Make" - Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (RCA Records)
    "Hurt You" - Toni Braxton feat. Babyface (Motown Records)
    "Suit & Tie" - Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z (RCA Records)

    Outstanding Jazz Album

    "Summer Horns" - Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair, Richard Elliot (Concord Records)
    "The Beat" - Boney James (Concord Records)
    "The Messenger" - Kevin Eubanks (Mack Avenue Records)
    "The Morning After: A Musical Love Journey" - Najee (Shanachie)
    "The Songs of Stevie Wonder" - SFJAZZ Collective (SFJAZZ Records)

    Outstanding Gospel Album - (Traditional or Contemporary)

    "20 Year Celebration Volume 1 - Best For Last" - Donald Lawrence (Quietwater Entertainment/eOne Music)
    "Azusa: The Next Generation" - Hezekiah Walker (RCA Inspiration)
    "Best Days Deluxe Edition" - Tamela Mann (Tillymann Music)
    "Good God" - Shirley Caesar (eOne Music)
    "Music From the Motion Picture Black Nativity" - Various (RCA Inspiration)

    Outstanding World Music Album

    "Coming from a Lady" - Lady Ele (13 Black Records)
    "Live At The Royal Albert Hall" - Emeli Sande (Capitol)
    "Natalie Cole en Español" - Natalie Cole (Verve Records)
    "Sing To The Moon" - Laura Mvula (Columbia Records)
    "The Standards" - Gloria Estefan (Masterworks)

    Outstanding Music Video

    "Cocoa Butter" - India.Arie (Motown Records)
    "Fire We Make" - Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (RCA Records)
    "Made To Love" - John Legend (Columbia Records)
    "Q.U.E.E.N." - Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu (Bad Boy/Atlantic)
    "Treasure" - Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)

    Outstanding Song

    "All Of Me" - John Legend (Columbia Records)
    "Blurred Lines " - Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell (Star Trak/Interscope)
    "Fire We Make" - Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (RCA Records)
    "Q.U.E.E.N." - Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu (Bad Boy/Atlantic)
    "Treasure" - Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)

    Outstanding Album

    "20/20 Experience - The Complete Experience" - Justin Timberlake (RCA Records)
    "Blurred Lines" - Robin Thicke (Star Trak/Interscope)
    "Love In The Future" - John Legend (Columbia Records)
    "Love, Charlie" - Charlie Wilson (RCA Records)
    "The Electric Lady" - Janelle Monáe (Bad Boy/Atlantic)


    Outstanding Motion Picture

    "12 Years A Slave" (River Road/Plan B/New Regency/Fox Searchlight Pictures)
    "Fruitvale Station" (The Weinstein Company/Forest Whitaker's Significant Productions, OG Project)
    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)
    "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" (The Weinstein Company/Distant Horizon, Origin Pictures, Pathé, Videovision Entertainment)
    "The Best Man Holiday" (Universal Pictures)

    Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

    Chadwick Boseman - "42" (Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures)
    Chiwetel Ejiofor - "12 Years A Slave" (River Road/Plan B/New Regency/Fox Searchlight Pictures)
    Forest Whitaker - "Lee Daniels' The Butler" (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)
    Idris Elba - "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" (The Weinstein Company/Distant Horizon, Origin Pictures, Pathé, Videovision Entertainment)
    Michael B. Jordan - "Fruitvale Station" (The Weinstein Company/Forest Whitaker's Significant Productions, OG Project)

    Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

    Angela Bassett - "Black Nativity" (Fox Searchlight Pictures/Mavin Pictures/Wonderful Films)
    Halle Berry - "The Call" (TriStar Pictures)
    Jennifer Hudson - "Winnie Mandela" (Ma-Afrika Films (PTY) LTD and Equinoxe Films Inc.)
    Kerry Washington - "Tyler Perry Presents Peeples" (Lionsgate)
    Nicole Beharie - "42" (Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures)

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

    Cuba Gooding Jr. - "Lee Daniels' The Butler" (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)
    David Oyelowo - "Lee Daniels' The Butler" (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)
    Morris Chestnut - "The Best Man Holiday" (Universal Pictures)
    Terrence Howard - "Lee Daniels' The Butler" (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)
    Terrence Howard - "The Best Man Holiday" (Universal Pictures)

    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

    Alfre Woodard - "12 Years A Slave" (River Road/Plan B/New Regency/Fox Searchlight Pictures)
    Lupita Nyong'o - "12 Years A Slave " (River Road/Plan B/New Regency/Fox Searchlight Pictures)
    Naomie Harris - "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" (The Weinstein Company/Distant Horizon, Origin Pictures, Pathé, Videovision Entertainment)
    Octavia Spencer - "Fruitvale Station" (The Weinstein Company/Forest Whitaker's Significant Productions, OG Project)
    Oprah Winfrey - "Lee Daniels' The Butler" (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)

    Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

    "Blue Caprice" (Sundance Selects)
    "Dallas Buyers Club" (Focus Features)
    "Fruitvale Station" (The Weinstein Company/Forest Whitaker's Significant Productions, OG Project)
    "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete" (Codeblack Films/Lionsgate/iDeal Partners/State Street)
    "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" (Kartemquin Films)

    Outstanding International Motion Picture

    "Call Me Kuchu" (Lindy Hop Pictures LLC)
    "High Tech, Low Life" (Argot Pictures)
    "La Playa D.C." (Burning Blue)
    "Lion Ark" (ADI Films)
    "War Witch" (Item 7)

    Outstanding Documentary - (Theatrical)

    "20 Feet from Stardom" (Tremolo & Gil Friesen Productions)
    "Call Me Kuchu" (Lindy Hop Pictures LLC)
    "Free Angela and All Political Prisoners" (Codeblack Films/Lionsgate)
    "Girl Rising" (The Documentary Group)
    "The New Black" (Promised Land Film)

    Outstanding Documentary - (Television)

    "Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream" (HBO)
    "Dark Girls" (OWN)
    "Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic " (Showtime)
    "Venus Vs." (ESPN)
    "Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley" (HBO)

    Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture - (Theatrical or Television)

    Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón - "Gravity" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    Brian Helgeland - "42" (Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures)
    Danny Strong - "Lee Daniels' The Butler" (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)
    John Ridley - "12 Years A Slave" (River Road/Plan B/New Regency/Fox Searchlight Pictures)
    Ryan Coogler - "Fruitvale Station" (The Weinstein Company/Forest Whitaker's Significant Productions, OG Project)

    Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture - (Theatrical or Television)

    Jono Oliver - "Home" (The Home Film Group)
    Justin Chadwick - "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" (The Weinstein Company/Distant Horizon, Origin Pictures, Pathé, Videovision Entertainment)
    Lee Daniels - "Lee Daniels' The Butler" (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)
    Malcolm D. Lee - "The Best Man Holiday" (Universal Pictures)
    Steve McQueen - "12 Years A Slave" (River Road/Plan B/New Regency/Fox Searchlight Pictures)


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    DARK HORSE is galloping to the top!

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    Also video interview at http://www.net-a-porter.com/magazine/229/15
    plus theres a written interview at the source that you can read if you want

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    I always feel like just when you get used to having a solid actress around—you know, the kind who's equally delightful on-screen and off, the kind you love seeing pop up in a million movies at once—the calendar turns and they suddenly disappear. I'm told this usually means they're working, which I suppose is a necessary phase. It's not like an in-demand talent can stay that way unless she occasionally goes off and makes another movie, which means the stream of screen time isn't always constant. Unless we're talking about Jennifer Lawrence, that is. Even after her huge 2012 and 2013, the girl's got three major films (Serena, the next X-Men, and Mockingjay: Part 1) out in 2014. Clearly, she doesn't sleep. As for everybody else: Here's who's returning to us this year after taking a little time away.

    Emma Stone
    It seems like Gangster Squad came out about a century ago, and I'm not counting Movie 43 when it comes to Emma sightings—so 2013 was practically Stoneless. Next year, not so much: Not only will Emma reprise herSpider-Man 2 role, she's also got a trio of major-director projects on the way. Birdman is Alejandro Inarritu's ensemble comedy about a washed-up actor; Cameron Crowe's still-untitled military drama puts Emma opposite Bradley Cooper; and she's also in the next Woody Allen movie, Magic in the Moonlight, set in 1920s France.

    Shailene Woodley
    Kinda crazy when you can be completely cut out of the aforementioned Spider-Man 2 movie and still be on track to have the biggest year of your career. Controversial poster or no controversial poster, I cannot wait to see Shailene play Hazel in The Fault in Our Stars come June. But her biggest film of the year is, obviously,Divergent, which comes out in April (and if you haven't watched this clip of Shai and Theo James, remove one woolly layer before viewing).

    Jessica Chastain
    For a minute there we were pretty spoiled when it came to Chastain—we had everything from her fragile TheHelp ditz to her dogged Zero Dark Thirty heroine at our fingertips. Then came a year of nada—but in 2014, we get to watch the magnetic actress in both Miss Julie, a period piece that costars Colin Farrell, and Interstellar, the top-secret Christopher Nolan space drama that's bound to be one of the biggest releases this year.

    Rose Byrne
    Rose didn't exactly disappear in 2013 (I think I saw the Insidious 2 trailer about 80,000 times over the course of the summer). But I've been missing big Rosey Byrney roles, and I feel that 2014 will more than soothe that craving: She's got Neighbors, in which she and husband Seth Rogen take on the wild frat boys next door, the amazingly casted This Is Where I Leave You, and, of course, Annie.

    Tina Fey
    Besides teaming up with Amy on Golden Globes night, Tina has Muppets Most Wanted out this spring and costars in This Is Where I Leave You with Rose. But the really exciting thing is: the fall of 2014 will bring the next wave of Fey-produced TV. Her sitcom starring Ellie Kemper as a cult escapee living in Manhattan already has a full-season order from NBC, and Fox just ordered the pilot for another show she co-created, about a women's college that's just opened their doors to men.


    ONTD, which of these ladies are you excited to see back in action this year?

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    I just can't get onboard with the ship at all. Elijah needs to find himself a love interest that is not pregnant by his brother. Elijah already knows that Klaus is no okay with him and Hayley (he's made that very clear) and believes that Elijah wants to play father to the child (which I totally see as well - so I don't think it's just in his mind). The more Elijah makes googly eyes at Hayley the worse the relationship between Elijah and Klaus is going to get I think. I'm just waiting for Klaus to really blow up over it and kill Hayley.

    Hayley really needs to make some sort of attempt to go and try to talk to Klaus. They're having a baby together yet we've never seen her make any attempt to actually talk to him about it. She should be doing that instead of flirting with his brother.

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    Lady Gaga appears to be going through a bit of a rough patch. After her third full studio album, ARTPOP, fell short of expectations with an opening sales week of 258,000 copies (her previous album, Born This Way, sold 1.11 million albums in its first week), she has remained surprisingly—both by her own personal standards and especially those of a megawatt pop star with a new album to promote—quiet. On the heels of lead single “Applause,” she released “Do What U Want” (featuring R. Kelly), which peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and now sits at No. 17 after 11 weeks on the charts.

    Last week, Gaga released a new version of the song, featuring Christina Aguilera (following their performance of it on The Voice finale), presumably in hopes of breathing new life into the track. (The Xtina-Gaga duet currently ranks below the iTunes Top 200.) Meanwhile, the music video for the tune has yet to arrive, which led some of Gaga’s devoted Little Monsters to ask their deity about its status on her website last weekend.

    Gaga responded with a long, somewhat circuitous response, which, ultimately, raised more questions than answers.

    The music video] is late,” she explained, “because, just like with the Applause video unfortunately, I was given a week to plan and execute it. It is very devastating for someone like me, I devote every moment of my life to creating fantasies for you. All my my most successful videos were planned over a period of time when I was rested and my creativity was honored.” She went on to blame an unidentified “they” (rumored to be her former manager, Troy Carter) for her recent career troubles: “Those who have betrayed me gravely mismanaged my time and health and left me on my own to damage control any problems that ensued as a result. Millions of dollars are not enough for some people. They want billions. Then they need trillions. I was not enough for some people. They wanted more.”

    Setting aside the question of what or who exactly is to blame for ARTPOP’s underwhelming performance, Gaga—a woman who was once arguably the biggest pop star on the planet (only a few years ago!)—now seems like something of an underdog in the ever-evolving pop landscape.

    But maybe this isn’t such a bad look for her. When Gaga first started out, there was something borderline transgressive about her theatricality. She made eight-minute videos; she wore costumes; she was a theater-camp fever dream amongst a sea of mean girls. There was no reason to think any of this would be commercially successful and connect with audiences. But improbably, it was and it did. There was clearly a certain charm to her schtick at the beginning, something relatable (even truthful) that we found embedded in her camp and her defiance, in contrast to the pop star archetype familiar since 2000. But this very same eccentricity came off as slightly disingenuous when delivered from a gazillionaire pop star who had sold a million copies of her latest album. When she accepted a Video Music Award in 2009 in a red-lace face mask, it was downright thrilling; it was like we were seeing Janis Ian win Homecoming Queen over Regina George. But, nowadays, when she wears a flying dress or wanders through the woods naked with Marina Abramovic, we struggle to suppress a sigh.

    We hope Gaga burrows herself away somewhere and comes back soon with a project that she's able to present on her own terms, Beyoncé-style. Presumably, all of this conflict and strife will reignite her creative juices; perhaps she feels like she has something to prove again. And her (relative) outsider role could very well work to her advantage, making her “march to the beat of your own drummer” ethos and devotion to her merry band of outsiders track once again. No one doubts that she has talent and charm and that intangible “charisma” that separates the pop wheat from the pop chaff. If something got muddled as she screamed about her outsider status from the V.I.P. lounge, perhaps it will be received more favorably if it’s coming from someone mingling with us on the dance floor, instead.


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    Behold, ye fair maidens and lords and folks like that, our exclusive one-sheet below for the forthcoming horror-fantasy-comedy Knights of Badassdom, starring Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage, True Blood's Ryan Kwanten, and Firefly's Summer Glau.

    The long-awaited release follows three best friends (Peter Dinklage, Steve Zahn and Ryan Kwanten) and dedicated LARPers as they take to the woods to reenact a dungeons and dragons-like scenario fresh out of the mythical Middle Ages. Trouble arises after they unwittingly conjure up some serious evil in the form of a blood-lusting Succubus, from the pits of hell.

    The Joe Lynch-directed film also stars Steve Zahn and Jimmi Simpson. Knights of Badassdom will be available via TUGG on January 21 and on VOD on February 11.


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    Conservative pundit Ann Coulter insinuated on Monday that MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry was a token African American on the cable network.
    Coulter was on Fox New’s Hannity show discussing Harris-Perry’s apology over comments made on her show about Mitt Romney’s black grandchild.

    Harris-Perry has apologized for the slipup, which drew conservative fire but was also defended by conservative media host Glenn Beck. The Romney family also accepted the tearful apology she offered on her show.

    Coulter and Hannity, however, were not satisfied, suggesting that she offered the apology only because her job was in jeopardy. Then Coulter went in on Harris-Perry for being the "token" at MSNBC.

    "It's particularly good having Melissa Harris-Perry of all people making fun of a black child in the Romney family as a token," Coulter told Hannity. "What does she think she is at MSNBC?"

    Hannity took exception to that statement, asking, "Why would you say that?" before adding that MSNBC had plenty of blacks, including the Rev. Al Sharpton.

    raise ya hand if you've been called/known as "the token"

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    Big time romantic rush! Spy Kids star Alexa Vega started off the new year marrying Big Time Rush rocker Carlos Pena, Jr. in a romantic ceremony in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on Saturday, Jan. 4.

    The couple, who both changed their last names to PenaVega, told Us Weekly exclusively, “We are so blessed to have been able to spend this special day with the people we love the most. We look forward to sharing a happy and healthy life together.”

    For her big day, Vega, 25, wore a stunning Eduardo Lucero gown for her ceremony and a Gold Hawk dress for her reception. The wedding was held at Grand Velas in Riviera Nayarit, in Mexico and put together with the help of Luxe Destination Weddings.

    The couple had nine bridesmaids and nine groomsmen, making for a massive wedding party of 18 close friends and family members. After the ceremony Vega and Pena, Jr. cut their giant three-tier wedding cake.

    The couple started dating last year and announced their engagement in September 2013.

    This is Vega’s second marriage. The former child star filed for divorce from film producer Sean Covel, 37, in July 2012 after two years of marriage.



    Their wedding party including family members and close friends, also up and coming artist Olivia Somerlyn, Carlos' Big Time Rush bandmates, Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, and Logan Henderson.

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    By now, Jennifer Lawrence is well on her way to scoring another Oscar nomination for her supporting performance as the unstable, self-dramatizing Reel Housewife of Long Island Rosalyn Rosenfeld in David O. Russell's American Hustle. Despite initially wary expectations regarding role size, divisive reactions towards both film andperformance, and a slowly-surging sense of fatigue regarding America's Sarcastic Sweetheart, Lawrence has already been embraced by two major critics groups (NYFCC and NSFC), was the only actor in her prized ensemble to gain individual recognition from SAG, and, depending on how AMPAS feels about Oprah, June Squibb, and Lupita Nyong'o, might very well be on her way to copping yet another golden boy.

    I like Lawrence a great deal, have absolutely no qualms about the Silver Linings victory, and think she's often quite good in Hustle. I laughed heartily watching her blame game her way out of that “science oven” debacle and friskily shove her “sweet and sour” nails in Jeremy Renner’s face. She's lovely in that warm, teary-eyed bayside confessional during her lunch date with Jack Huston. And I contemplated dropping out of college and devoting the rest of my life (or, you know, at least a semester or two) to watching her stick it to Amy Adams in that ferocious bathroom kiss-off/actress throwdown.

    And yet, if there is any one viewer who can honestly say that they believed -  even for a second - that Jennifer Lawrence was ever really that woman, unhappily married for years to that man, counting the days in that house, and nearly burning down that kitchen, can he/she please stand up?

    In the weeks since I first saw Hustle, I have found it increasingly difficult to resolve what is inherently fun and entertaining about the performance with what is so blatantly inadequate about Lawrence's stunt casting, not to mention the type of age-inappropriate casting it can only further enable.

    American Hustle represents an interesting and fundamentally self-aware step forward in Lawrence's career. Rosalyn, although clearly not the female lead of Hustle, is a role that's all but built for scene-stealing and maximum attention, and Russell calls upon Lawrence to fully utilize the type of silly, self-deprecating, and utterly un-self-serious sense of humor that by now we are all well-acquainted with from awards shows, interviews, and red carpets, but which has heretofore gone missing in her brief but notable filmography, save for the spurts of it we saw in Silver Linings. But even in the film her most memorable, Oscar-clinching scenes were more fiery than funny. Hustle is perhaps the first movie, post-Oscar, that knows and willingly presents not only Jennifer the Bona Fide Silver Screen Star, but also Jennifer the Jokester. The Comedienne. The Ham. In essence, Jennifer As We Know Her, except in period garb; nothing less, and yet nothing much more.

    This doesn't entirely feel like Lawrence's fault. It never looks like she's coasting, nor does it look like she's actively trying to hijack the movie (a la, say, the Notorious Ruby Thewes), as some detractors have suggested. Save for one utterly misguided bit of improvisatory dancing to "Live and Let Die" (ridiculous in conception more than performance) and the Slip'n Slide she does with that Long Island accent, Lawrence doesn't seem to be doing anything that Russell isn't simply requesting of her. When he asks for sex kitten, she whips off her caftan and writhes around on that marriage bed. When he asks for life of the party, she slaps the table, shakes the bouffant, and takes a tumble out of the booth, cackling till she hits the ground. When he asks for a loopy, catchphrase-spouting comic side gal, she cracks "Thank god for me" till the cows come home. She's Russell's obliging muse, and aside from feeding into the unshakably sexist treatment of Rosalyn-as-scapegoat, nothing in Lawrence's performance choices seems wrong, per se, or even remotely disastrous. I just didn't believe any of it.

    What's more, the re-casting opportunities seem infinite, and I continue to fantasize about what an older, less ubiquitous actress might have done with this schematically underwritten role that nonetheless presents a lot of fine opportunities for some showy actressing from the edges. How about Marisa Tomei, an eminently gifted, highly respected, and yet bizarrely underused actress, who hasn't gotten to flex her Oscar-winning comic chops so prominently since, arguably, Mona Lisa Vito? What about Maria Bello, who is no one's first idea of a funny lady, but whose knack for both effortless sensuality and potent, forceful toughness might've made her an interesting match for the sex-wielding, long-suffering Rosalyn? Or what about (dare I suggest it?) Cameron Diaz, one of our most continually-squandered comediennes, who remains in dire need of a role that can both challenge her lazy typecasting and utilize her perky, involving, and reliably-game onscreen persona? Or, if you want to go the typecasting route, The Sopranos' Drea de Matteo would both look plausible and be age-appropriate. (My god, can you imagine that bathroom encounter?)

    I must also admit that I'm more than a little frustrated with how much focus Lawrence pulls, both in the current awards conversation and in Hustle itself, from Amy Adams, whose Sydney Prosser is just as vivacious a presence as Rosalyn but whose character is ultimately a much more evocative and astutely-personified one. Lawrence gives the film humor, at times relentlessly and needlessly so; Adams gives it humanity.

    Indeed, for all the hilarity that Lawrence elicits by merely bugging her eyes out while puffing away on a cigarette or popping up in a neck brace, there's a troubling lack of interiority to the performance on the whole. Lawrence problematically omits major, potentially illuminating traits about Rosalyn, including the debilitating social anxiety we hear so much about yet which is totally eclipsed by her brash exterior, or her relationship with her son, who never actually feels like her son, much less someone she lives in the same house with, or, you know, gave birth to. Say what you will about screen time and supporting characters, but in the same movie Bradley Cooper manages to find poignancy and concealed depths in what could've easily remained a surface-bound comic creation. There is always the promise of concealed depths within Rosalyn's character, but seldom the unearthing.

    Lawrence's screen persona is too vital to ever be anything less than engaging, even when it's irreparably miscast or overworked. Her Rosalyn is a mixed blessing of a performance, one that we can admire Lawrence for attempting in the first place and even enjoy for its most basic elements, if not one that necessarily warrants the current over-abundance of praise andprizes it has received thus far. Lawrence-as-Rosalyn never feels like anything more than a fun but thinnish acting exercise, a giddy but gimmicky comic spectacle where a real, full-bodied person could have been.

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    I agree with every fucking word of that the writer said, what are your thoughts?

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  • 01/09/14--15:00: say it ain't so!
  • Did Taylor Swift and Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel Totally Make Out?

    OMFG: the startup scene is ablaze with the same lip gloss-smudged rumor: Spring Fling tiara-wearer Taylor Swift and sociopathic app dude Evan Spiegel kissed with their mouths on New Year's Eve.

    Talk about a "Picture to Burn," right?! We've heard it from startup people, we've heard it from journalists, and now we've heard it from a certifiable celeb gossip sleaze site:

    I'm told that Taylor was at a party with Spiegel over the holidays and it was understood that they were checking each other. Nothing overt but my sources say there's no doubt she was there with him and for him and that they're seeing each other casually…so far. She knows how to pick them at exactly the right time, non? I like this about her. This is definitely not a backup dancer situation.

    This could explain why Spiegel has been so preoccupied lately—who can care about security breaches when you've made lip-contact with the meanest hot girl in 7th grade? We've always heard Spiegel wants to slip his ephemerality boner to Kate Upton, his girlfriend's bestie—and speaking of that girlfriend, what will Lucinda Aragon think of all this? Ideally, the kiss between Swift and the baddest boy in Silicon Beach really happened, resulting in an event horizon of horror and shitty-personality-rage that sucks everyone involved into a vortex.

    So, congratulations to Startuplandia: you've crossed over into moronic hookup rumor territory, a definitive sign of mainstream acceptance and loathing. But beware, Swift: you've allegedly paired off with a guy who is even better at back-stabbing than you.


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    -She enjoys getting awards
    -She talks about Old Hollywood
    -She is hilarious


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    -He talks about his show
    -He talks about Robin
    -He talks about Tony Danza


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    In a bounty year for breathtaking films made by brilliant artists, it's perhaps a little trollish to talk about "snubs." Snubs imply that someone was both undeserving and definitively worse than someone else among this year's Oscar contenders, and frankly, I'm not seeing it.

    That said, if there's one man who was unfairly lost among all the bombast and big names in the Best Actor category this year, it was Michael B. Jordan, GQ's Breakout of the Year and star of Fruitvale Station, whose heartrending portrayal of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old man shot by police on a BART platform in 2009, flattened the hearts of everyone who laid eyes on it. A "snub," over the likes of Chiwetel Ejiofor and Matthew McConaughey? Perhaps not. But a damn shame, for sure.

    The July release date almost certainly had something to do with it. The interior logic of movie studios is beyond me, but pushing out a movie of such small scope and marquee wattage in the middle of summer seems unadvisable, awards-wise.The Wolf of Wall Street could've come out then, stuffed its pockets Jordan Belfort-style, and at the end of the year we would still remind ourselves of what Marty and Leo did this year. Not so much Fruitvale, with a first-time feature director and a promising young actor at its core. (And the film's biggest name, Octavia Spencer, could've won Best Supporting with about two minutes' worth of her performance here.)

    Or is it because his performance isn't, you know, actor-y enough? That's a frequent accusation of Oscar's bias, and it's fair to say here. In the five nominations' performances, the hyperbole is already evident on-screen, anguish and anger felt by the actor before it is by the audience. There's nothing wrong with that: It's worked since the days of Laurence Olivier, and it can still tug at the heartstrings today. But the Academy can sometimes prefer it over subtlety, to the point of exclusion. As someone who still stings at the memory of Sean Penn (Mystic River) winning over Bill Murray (Lost in Translation), I might be overly quick to jump to that conclusion.

    Jordan, however, is content to let the tragedy play its course. He plays a young man with grown-man problems, whose demise and notoriety are set in motion by events of unknown and unintended consequence. His past transgressions happened offscreen in another life—all we see is a genial working man, a mama's boy, the father of a young girl. And so, we spend two hours warming up to what we know to be a doomed man's life.

    A whole mess of butterfly flutter and fly throughout the last day of Oscar's life—a jailhouse grudge here, a meet-cute with a young woman there—until it all comes to pass on a BART train platform on New Year's Day. A young black man is wrongfully killed by white police officers, a story that's all the more incredible for being painfully unremarkable. There will be many more days, and many more Oscar Grants. Jordan's likeability, warmth, and wit, his ability to play every moment like it's a day in the life, right up until it isn't, created a whole sunlit latticework for that brutal sledgehammer of an ending to smash right through. When Oscar's shocked and scared and yet somehow still warm and pleading, almost friendly yells of "You just shot me, bruh!" gasped out in that train station, I was a goner. I cried. My girlfriend sobbed uncontrollably. If there's any objective mark of an Oscar winner, this film and this performance incontrovertibly met it.

    It's a shame that Fruitvale Station didn't find a lousier year to get released in. In Hollywood, buzz is a tangible thing that transcends merit. "Academy Award-nominated" is a label that changes careers. Michael B. Jordan will almost certainly get his one day—but in any other year, that day would've been today.


    ONTD, what did you think of Fruitvale Station?

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    The stars were out in force at the O2 Arena tonight as NBA basketball came to London.

    Paul McCartney, Cara Delevingne and One Direction's Liam Payne mingled with a host of Premier League footballers court side as the Brooklyn Nets took on the Atlanta Hawks.

    The stars seemed to be enjoying what they were seeing as these pictures show.


    McCartney, accompanied by fashion designer daughter Stella, was pictured whooping in appreciation at a slam dunk at one point.

    Cara, who sat court side next to Ellie Goulding, was captured playfully flicking her middle finger at the camera.

    Premier League stars from Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs - including Jack Wilshere, Lukas Podolski, Demba Ba, Jermaine Defoe and Darren Bent - were also there enjoying the action.

    The Eastern Conference match was the fourth time the NBA has played a regular season game in London.

    The stars may have been having a good time court side, but it was no laughing matter for the players, with both the Nets and the Hawks vying for a play-off place.

    The Nets, who have played three times at the O2 in the last four years, came out on top in a hard-fought game - winning the tie by 127 points to 110.

    NBA at the O2 has become a big draw for celebrities in the capital - as it does in the US.


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