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    Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s laid-back Bridgehampton master bedroom mixes crisp white walls, bedding, and curtains with colorful accessories, including an aqua Christopher Spitzmiller lamp and apple-green vintage armchairs. Designer Eric Hughes grounded the room with a sisal rug and hung grommeted IKEA curtain panels for a relaxed, beachy feel.


    The linens in the master bedroom are by Frette, the coverlet is byYves Delorme, and the silk wallcovering and gilded paper on the ceiling are by de Gournay; the 1950s chair is French, and the rug is by Mansour Modern.


    The master bedroom's mirror, bed, bedding, lamp, and rug are all by Armani/Casa, the wall color is Harvest Time by Benjamin Moore, and the print is by Andy Warhol. To see a tour of his entire apartment designed by the Armani/Casa design team, click here.


    Known for her over-the top, exuberant style, Donatella Versace’s Milan bedroom is an eclectic—yet surprisingly restrained—combination of classic and modern. The grand space features a metal bed by Julian Schnabel, a black lacquer side table by Versace Home and Giorgio de Chirico’s painting Il Grande Metafisico.


    Actress Alexandra Wentworth turned to designer (and old friend) Elizabeth Martin to help her decorate the Washington, D.C., home she shares with Good Morning America cohost George Stephanopoulos. In the master bedroom lively patterns on the armchair and bed pillows add a dose of energy to the room’s subdued neutral palette. The curtain fabric is by Nancy Corzine and the armchair is upholstered in a linen by Raoul Textiles.

    16 more @ the Source

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    In a recent interview with the Huffington Post Boy George talked about Madonna once more…

    Boy George: It doesn’t look good if you kind of bitch and berate people. There’s a point in your life where it isn’t classy. And one thing you can say about Kylie is that she doesn’t do that and bless her for that.

    Huffington Post: You have a reputation for doing that.

    Boy George: In the past! I’m very conscious about what I say. Recently I was kind of quoted as saying something about Kylie and Madonna, which I didn’t actually say and I think sometimes the idea of me as a kind of an uber-bitch is more interesting for some people. I mean, I’m critical, but when I say things it’s usually really in jest. I’m not really a mean person. If I saw someone bleeding in the gutter I wouldn’t just step over them, whoever it was. My point of view isn’t mean, but I’ve said stupid things about people.

    Huffington Post: When I told my deputy editor, who adores Madonna, that I was interviewing you he said, “Don’t ask him about Madonna — he hates Madonna!”

    Boy George:I don’t hate Madonna! That’s such rubbish. I mean I’ve said awful things about Madonna and I’m not proud of that at all — I’m really not proud of that because I didn’t know her. And like everyone, I’ve always secretly kind of been into her. I have a lot of her records and I think that really is the measure of what you think of someone. If I have like 5 or 6 singles of Madonna that I love, that makes me a little bit of a fan. I have a massive painting of her in my spare room that I got in the ‘80s from some shop on Broadway.

    Huffington Post: People do love to pit celebrities against each other.

    Boy George: There was a point where Madonna was just everywhere you looked and you couldn’t not comment! In the same way that it’s the same way not to have a comment about One Direction! They’re everywhere you look. And there was a point where Madonna was just everywhere, running around the park — she was just everywhere. And you can’t be that famous and not have people make comments, especially other people that are in your business. People are always asking me, “What do you think of this” and “What do you think of that,” but I don’t know her. I can’t see us ever being friends now but she’s going to be at this event that I’m going to tonight. I said to my friend, “If you can get a picture of me and Madonna, you’ll get a medal.” Can you imagine? I’d be really happy! It would be great to just have a photo with her and to fucking put this shit to bed. I don’t hate her at all!


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    Ridiculous spot imagines deceased stars drinking fruit-flavored beer on a tropical paradise

    Dutch brewing company Bavaria has an egregious new ad out for their fruit-flavored beer, Radler, that'll leave you more dumbfounded than a bunch of Clydesdales debating those twins.

    The spot posits the idea that Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Tupac Shakur, Kurt Cobain, Marilyn Monroe and Bruce Lee are all alive and chilling on a tropical paradise. Elvis inflates a water raft while Monroe rubs suntan lotion on Tupac's belly and Cobain and Lennon lounge on beach chairs. But the calm and flow of their fruit-flavored brews is interrupted when Lee suddenly spots a ship in the distance, forcing the cadre of celebrities to hide in their secret spot ASAP –  their cover's even almost blown by the King's potbelly, which sticks out from behind a palm tree.

    This one's worth about a thousand face-palms – especially when fake-Cobain has to hold back his vomit when fake-Monroe does the obvious Seven Year Itch dress gag – and don't be surprised if we see some complaints from the estates of these deceased stars. Also, fruit-flavored beer? Gross.


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    Fox has officially announced a sequel to Prometheus, the Alien movie that didn’t really have any Alien aliens, but did have the aliens who made those aliens, and also a squid baby. Prometheus made a decent-though-not-tremendous chunk of change when it came out, and its mystery-laden plot inspired plenty of chatter. And whether you liked the movie or not, the prospect of a sequel is intriguing — mainly because it’s difficult to imagine what a sequel to Prometheus would be.

    But let’s read the tea leaves for a moment. The original report at TheWrap said that the sequel will be more “alien-y” than Prometheus. Which makes sense: The film ended with the giant squid baby impregnating the giant albino, which gave birth to something resembling the original Alien xenomorph. (Also, if you’re a 20th Century Fox executive, you probably gave Ridley Scott just one note after watching Prometheus: “More aliens, plz?”) TheWrap also puts out the idea that the new film will feature multiple Davids — the android model played by Michael Fassbender. This is a hopeful rumor for two reasons. First, because Fassbender’s android was by far the best part of Prometheus. Second, this means that Prometheus 2 will be Fassbender’s Double Impact.

    The screenplay is currently being rewritten by Michael Green. The good news: Michael Green created Kings, a strange and shortlived and kinda wonderful TV show that blended together fantasy and spirituality with sharp characters and complex plots. He could be an ideal collaborator for Scott, who clearly wants to make this Alien offshoot franchise into some kind of Miltonian Space Paradise Lost. Green was also one of four credited screenwriters on Green Lantern, which we shouldn’t blame him for. If anything, that gig might imply that Prometheus 2 will be more of an outer-space movie, unlike the previous film, which was really more about spelunking.

    Rumors circulated in summer 2012 that the then-theoretical sequel would be titled Paradise and would focus on the planet of the Engineers (a.k.a. the Space Jockeys, a.k.a. the Monoliths.) The first film left off with the decapitated David setting off in that direction with Elizabeth Shaw. Still, it’s hard to imagine an entire movie with just Noomi Rapace, the head of Michael Fassbender, and lots of Albino Giants. Maybe Fox will take a cue from their other big blockbuster series and merge a couple different franchise strands together? Like, just theoretically, the film could leap forward in time a couple hundred years. Maybe the Engineers made Elizabeth Shaw an immortal, and now she’s back on Earth fighting against the aliens alongside the clone of Ripley, and meanwhile all of the David androids have formed a religious cult that lives on a wooden planet for some reason.
    Then again, Prometheus 2 could just embrace its destiny and turn into Metroid.


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  • 03/26/14--11:37: Celebrity Picture Post
  • Anna Kendrick at the Burt's Bees Hive with Heart campaign launch in Duarte

    January Jones in LA

    Rita Ora in LA

    Reese Witherspoon in Beverly Hills

     David Beckham proposing his new stadium at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus

    Shay Mitchell at the LA Celebrity MS Walk Kick Off Event

    Kellan Lutz at the Abbot + Main Spring Collection launch

    Olivia Wilde in NYC

    Ashley Benson and Ryan Good in Beverly Hills

    Paris Hilton at LAX

    Fergie arriving at LAX

    Holly Madison and Camille Grammer at the One Night For One Drop event in Las Vegas

     Whitney Port at the Blo Blow Dry Bar opening in Washington DC

    Lily Aldridge and daughter Dixie Pearl arrive at LAX airport.

    Jennifer Garner in Brentwood

    Nina Dobrev at LAX

    John Legend and Christine Teigen do some shopping at Barneys

    Eva Longoria at LAX

    Caroline Flack and Harry Styles in London

    Kelly Rowland in New York

    Tom Brady and Gisele in Costa Rica

    Jena Malone in West Hollywood

    Coco Austin attended the launch party for her new collection of sex toys

    Miranda Kerr in NY

    Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge in London

    Matthew McConaughey at LAX

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    The Mindy Project is back next week! I repeat: The Mindy Project is back next week!

    We’ve been patiently waiting for our Shulman & Associates fix since January, but enough is enough. After the midseason finale fireworks — as Mindy flew back to New York to get Cliff back, Danny grabbed her for a passionate mile-high make-out sesh — it’s a wonder we haven’t combusted from the anticipation. To help you hold out one more week, the Mindy cast hit PaleyFest at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on Tuesday night for a revealing and laugh-filled panel.

    So what does the future hold for Mindy and Danny? Well, hopefully more making out (if the April 1 episode title — “French Me, You Idiot” — is any indication, we’re in luck). Let’s hear from the stars themselves — the panel included Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Ike Barinholtz, Beth Grant, Xosha Roquemore, and Zoe Jarman, along with executive producer Matt Warburton — about the return of season 2 and the just-announced (yay!) season 3:

    How did that kiss come to be? Very, very carefully. The writers knew they wanted Danny and Mindy to lock lips, they just didn’t know how to make it happen. “As writers, we can write dialogue and arcs and stories, but we can’t write chemistry,” Kaling said. “And for the longest time, we didn’t know. We had very smart people who liked the show who said, ‘They can be like Jack Donaghy and Liz Lemon [from 30 Rock] and just be colleagues.’ And then other people thought, ‘No, no, no, it’s inevitable.’ But you can’t script chemistry. You can’t script when Chris makes the choice as Danny to always touch my back as I walk across the street. After a while, it became not if they would do it, but when would they do it.” And Mindy was very sensitive to jerking around the audience for too long with the will-they-or-won’t-they, Warburton added. “You can’t have Danny dance and then take it away. At a certain point, you’ve got to deliver. Because these are adults, and clearly there’s something there.” But will that spark still be alive when the show returns? “The only thing we can say moving forward is there are more bumps in the road,” Warburton teased.

    If they’re not Liz and Jack, are they Pam and Jim? Not in the least. As an Office alum, Kaling was quick to dismiss any comparisons to her previous show’s main couple. “Jim and Pam, their love was a beautiful and pristine and sacred thing, and they were so like-minded, and they were very young. [Our] kiss was more of an expression of passion and lust pent up than it was ‘I love you’ feelings. … Jim went into the kiss like, ‘I have to do this because this is my great love.’ You feel like Danny went into it being like, ‘I kind of wish I didn’t have to do this, but I have to do it.’ Like ‘I can’t take it anymore.’” And that pent-up passion is what led Danny’s hands to stray during their kiss, as he revealed to a delighted Paley crowd that his Mindy butt-grab was improvised. “The writers had written [a previous] episode … and Danny mentions that that’s his move, the butt-grab,” Messina said, which caused Barinholtz to break out his best New-Yawk Danny impression: “‘I remembered that my character likes asses. I applied that knowledge and that information, and the neurons in my brain went to my hands.’”

    What about the show’s other potential couple?
    As Barinholtz’s Twitter followers already know, Morgan and Tamra have some action of their own, as seen in this half-naked Twitpic. “When your body looks as good as mine does in that photo, you want to show the world your haunches and your pockets of weird fat,” Barinholtz joked to the crowd, before Kaling put the picture in context: “We accelerate, in a very pleasing way, Morgan and Tamra. … Chris’ character, late night at work, walks in on the two of them. And weirdly, I don’t know who made the decision, but Tamra’s fully clothed and [Ike is] almost completely naked. Xosha is a beautiful model, and we would get high ratings if she were to wear a bikini. But we kept her in her scrubs.” For her part, Roquemore has a theory about Tamra’s taste in dudes, given her track record: “No shade to Morgan or to Ray Ron, but Tamra’s kind of into, like, pale creeps. It makes sense.”

    Keep Beverly weird. Beth Grant is more than happy to let her freak flag fly as the elder stateswoman of Shulman & Associates. “She has no restraint,” Grant said. “Beverly will just say anything that comes to her mind. And it’s great for me, because I grew up in the South and I’m so repressed. And I still am. I was taught good manners are more important than anything else in life. … It is so freeing to say something weird and dark and strange.” And her efforts don’t go unnoticed — especially by a certain über-famous guest star. “James Franco came to set — noted weirdo — said hello to us, sat, we’re trying to make small talk with him,” Kaling recalled. “It’s impossible to make small talk with James Franco. But when he saw Beth, he lit up.”

    OK, back to Chris Messina. The stoic actor was the panel’s silent star, hitting the stage with a beer in hand and looking down sheepishly as he was complimented throughout the night (“He hates praise — which is crazy, because I love praise,” Kaling noted). Barinholtz explained why Messina’s Danny can get away with some of the show’s meanest lines. “He’s able to take lines that if other characters had said to her, you would hate him — making fun of her ethnicity and how she looks. But he’s so likable and so charming as a guy that he gets away with it. I remember when you guys were walking down the street, and she’s like, ‘When my mom was my age, she was already married,’ and he’s like, ‘Yeah, but she was probably a child bride. It’s all messed up over there.’ It’s a testament to how likable and special he is.” There’s also that aforementioned dance ability, which he showed off during the Christmas episode, giving Mindy the gift of his choreographed routine to Aaliyah’s “Try Again.” “My mom was a dance teacher,” Messina explained. “I got beat up most of the time. I wanted to take karate as a kid, and my mom was like, ‘You’ll go to dancing school.’ But when [the writers] first presented it to me, I was extremely nervous and mad that I told them that I could dance. But I thought it was a very original and fresh and romantic thing to come up with. It’s a great gift.” And viewers wanted more Danny and less Mindy during that dance number: “People were mad that they cut to my reaction,” Kaling recalled. “‘Why must I look at this Indian middle-aged woman?’” Last Chris story (we swear): Barinholtz loved teasing the tech-illiterate Messina about the many social-media mentions throughout the night. Below are those priceless exchanges:

    Ike: Tell me what you think Twitter is.

    Chris: It’s like a text message?

    Ike: What do you think Tinder is?

    Chris: It’s like Twitter with some pictures?

    Four times the Mindy! As a reward for their patience, viewers will be treated to two weeks of back-to-back new episodes — so two full hours of Mindy are coming at you on April 1 and April 8. “It’s going to play out like a roller coaster straight through,” Warburton promises. And Mindy is quite proud of what’s coming up. “The next eight episodes are the best eight episodes of television I’ve been a party to in my entire career. And I hope that people watch them … because it really builds up like a roller coaster.” An audience member asked Kaling if she felt like she’d attained the perfect, Conan O’Brien level of fame that she wrote about in her best-selling book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). The answer: Sort of. “My level of fame is perfect, because people just think they went to space camp with me,” she joked. “‘You were a nerd at my high school.’” We have a feeling the longer The Mindy Project is on, the less likely that will be.

    The Mindy Project returns Tuesday, April 1, at 9 p.m. on Fox for back-to-back new episodes.


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    Do you live in the New York area, attend Skidmore College, and enjoy wasting your parents' money? If this all applies to you, you're in luck as the private liberal arts school in Saratoga Springs is offering a sociology course this summer on Miley Cyrus. The class name is "The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender, and Media," and will be taught by Carolyn Chernoff, a visiting assistant professor of sociology.

    According to a flyer that recently surfaced online, the course will look at Miley and her identity within pop culture and mass media. "From Disney tween to twerking machine, Miley Cyrus has grown up in the public eye, trying on and discarding very different identities onscreen and off," the flyer reads.Check it out below.

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    Williams''Happy' reigns for a fifth week, and moves closer to a radio audience record, while John Legend's 'All of Me' rises to No. 2 and Idina Menzel's 'Let It Go' leaps to No. 5

    Pharrell Williams'"Happy" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week, and closes in on a radio audience record, while John Legend's "All of Me" pushes 3-2 and Idina Menzel's "Frozen" ballad "Let It Go" returns to the top 10, soaring 14-5.

    As we do each Wednesday, let's dig into the numbers behind the top 10.

    As "Happy" maintains its Hot 100 command, it rules the Radio Songs chart for a fourth week with a 5 percent lift to 219 million all-format audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS. In the Radio Songs chart's 23-year history, it moves to second place among titles with the biggest weekly audiences. Here's a look at the top five, with Williams figuring into the top two such hits:

    Peak Audience, Title, Artist (Chart Week)
    229 million, "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke featuring T.I. + Pharrell (Aug. 31, 2013)
    219 million, "Happy," Pharrell Williams (April 5, 2014)
    212 million, "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey (July 9, 2005)
    196 million, "Irreplaceable," Beyonce (Jan. 20, 2007)
    192 million, "No One," Alicia Keys (Dec. 22, 2007)

    Linking the above hits are their crossover appeal, as all scored success at pop, R&B and adult formats, among others. Fueling its Radio Songs reign, "Happy" additionally leads the Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs, R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Adult R&B Songs airplay charts, while ranking in the top 10 on Rhythmic Songs and Adult Contemporary and in the top 20 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Adult Alternative Songs and Latin Airplay.

    "Happy" leads the Digital Songs chart for a sixth week, up 2 percent to 370,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Having sold at least 300,000 in each of the last six weeks, it's the first song to link such a streak since Katy Perry's "Roar" also reached the 300,000-downloads sold mark in six straight frames over its first six weeks of release last August through October. "Happy" is the first song by a male artist to rack such a run since Thicke's "Blurred Lines" did so for a record 10 consecutive weeks last year.

    On Streaming Songs, "Happy" slides 5-10 with 3.3 million U.S. streams (down 9 percent), according to BDS. It departs the summit of the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart after two weeks at No. 1 (2.4 million U.S. streams, down 15 percent, according to BDS). The cut spends a seventh week at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

    John Legend's first Hot 100 top 10, "All of Me," climbs 3-2. The piano ballad holds at No. 2 on Digital Songs (224,000, up 4 percent) and No. 4 on Streaming Songs (6.8 million, up 6 percent), while rising 4-3 on Radio Songs (143 million, up 13 percent). The song earns top Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100, ending the eight-week streak of "Happy" claiming the award (the second-best stretch ever; "Blurred Lines" linked 10 weeks in a row).

    The continued domination of Williams and the advance of Legend earns the artists' label, Columbia Records, its own honors. Columbia is the first label to monopolize the Hot 100's top two in exactly a year, since Warner Bros.' Macklemore & Ryan Lewis'"Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, returned to No. 1 for its fifth of six weeks at the summit, displacing Baauer's No. 2 "Harlem Shake" after five weeks at No. 1 (April 6, 2013). Columbia had last doubled up in the top two on the Feb. 26, 2000, chart, when Savage Garden's "I Knew I Loved You" logged its fourth and final week at No. 1 and Mariah Carey's "Thank God I Found You," featuring Joe & 98 Degrees, fell to No. 2 after a week on top.

    Below the two Columbia crooners, Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J, dips 2-3 on the Hot 100 after four weeks at No. 2. It led for four frames before "Happy" began its command.

    Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty," featuring 2 Chainz, ranks at No. 4 on the Hot 100 for a second week. It peaked at No. 3 for four weeks.

    Idina Menzel returns to the Hot 100's top 10, rocketing into the top five (14-5, a new peak). Two weeks ago, it leapt 17-9 following the buzz of the ballad, from Disney's "Frozen," winning best original song at the Oscars on March 2. The song benefits from the release of the movie on DVD and blu-ray on March 18, as does the "Frozen" soundtrack, which scores a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, as "Fanzels" (aka, fans of Menzel, Billboard magazine's current cover artist) helped it sell 202,000 copies in the week ending March 23 (up 104 percent), its best weekly sum so far.

    "Go" earns the top Streaming and Digital Gainer nods on the Hot 100, vaulting 10-2 on Streaming Songs (7.5 million, up 114 percent) and pushing 5-4 on Digital Songs (167,000, up 37 percent).

    Menzel's breakout mainstream hit also becomes the highest-charting best original song winner on the Hot 100 since Eminem's "Lose Yourself," from "8 Mile," won for 2002 after spending 12 weeks at No. 1. ("Go" passes last year's champ, Adele's No. 8-peaking "Skyfall," the only other winner to reach the top 10 since Eminem's hit.)

    Of the total Hot 100 points for "Go," 51 percent are from sales and 45 percent from streaming, with just 4 percent owed to radio. Still, the song rises on two airplay charts: Adult Contemporary (16-15) and Adult Pop Songs (36-32).

    Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Bastille's "Pompeii" slips from its No. 5 peak to No. 6 (and tops Hot Rock Songs for a sixth week) and Lorde's "Team" likewise drops a spot from its No. 6 highpoint.

    OneRepublic's No. 2 Hot 100 hit "Counting Stars" descends 7-8, while Aloe Blacc rises to a new best rank (10-9) with "The Man." The latter track climbs 8-6 on Digital Songs (126,000, up 30 percent), 19-14 on Radio Songs (54 million, up 5 percent) and 37-28 on Streaming Songs (2.3 million, up 11 percent). During the tracking week, Blacc appeared on NBC's "The Voice" and ABC's "Good Morning America."

    Beyonce's No. 2-peaking "Drunk in Love," featuring Jay Z, closes out the Hot 100's top 10 (8-10).


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    Kanye West recently “blew a gasket” after learning about a previous association between his fiance Kim Kardashian and bad boy singer Chris Brown, RadarOnline.com has learned.

    And he’s so upset he might even consider calling off the wedding if she ever speaks to Brown again, according to one source!

    “Even though the encounter between Kim and Chris happened long before Kanye came on the scene, being Kanye, he’s still intensely jealous,” a Kardashian insider told Radar.

    West was shocked to learn that “Kim and Chris, both unattached at the time, met up to talk about promotional stuff and hear what he had in mind in terms of merchandising and licensing for his new record.

    “There were definite sparks, but she insisted to Kanye that nothing happened between them.

    “That hasn’t stopped Kanye from having a major jealous meltdown,” the source added.

    West, 36, particularly doesn’t like Brown, 24, because of his bizarre and violent actions, particular his notorious 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna, 26.

    “Kanye intensely dislikes Chris because of what he did to Rihanna,” the source said.

    Most recently, Brown was arrested and taken to jail after being kicked out of a rehab facility for allegedly leaving without permission, and refusing to take a drug test upon returning.

    “He’s obviously someone Kanye doesn’t believe he and Kim should have anything to do with,” the source said. “Especially now with their Vogue cover, Kanye knows he and Kim are an A list couple who don’t need to be tainted by associating with Brown in any way, shape, or form.

    “Kanye gave Kim a stern warning to avoid him in the future!”


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    BAD news for anyone who’s hoping to attack or sexually harass One Direction.

    You might have a job on your hands as the boyband will be given 20 bodyguards each when they embark on their US tour next month.

    It means that at any given time 100 burly blokes will be spread out to keep the vulnerable lads safe as houses.

    Their responsibilities will include protecting the young singers from their manic fans, guarding their hotel rooms and stopping folk from invading their stage.

    It’s an unprecedented level of security but 1D have had one too many close shaves when it comes to over-enthusiastic supporters in the last year.

    Insiders told us: “It’s mainly Niall and Liam who are starting to get really obsessive about security. Liam’s fears grew after two fans stole his pants in Australia last year.

    “Niall is getting more and more sensitive because of his panic attacks. bb :(

    “It’s an insane amount of security for one band, but considering the way crowds form around them, it’s necessary.”

    Perhaps they should just give Liam and Niall 50 guards each? It doesn’t sound like Harry Styles, 20, Zayn Malik, 21, and Louis Tomlinson, 22, are too fussed about being manhandled…

    what would you do with 100 bodyguards ontd?

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    Celine Dion and her questionable outfit performed and won the competition for Switzerland in 1988

    Greek resident hunk, Sakis Rouvas came in 3rd in 2004

    Turkey not only won the contest with this belly-shaking anthem in 2003 but also started a trend of ethic songs in the contest

    Sweden's emo/karate kid performance got them 1st place in 2012


    Representing Yugoslavia in the 1991 Song Contest, comes the original Lady Gaga, Bebi Doll!

    Glittering silver costumes, disco balls, and Ukraine's Verka Serduchka!

    Germany sent a dancing Dschinghis Khan and came in 4th back in 1979! Points for the conductor doing his best Elvis impression

    An all around hot mess

    Even dancing grannies have made an appearance in the competition

    Straight from your local gay bar to the Eurovision stage, is Bosnia and Herzegovina's 2004 entry

    Romania also gives us this...interesting musical experience


    Greece's version of Britney Spears Kalomoira owned the stage but lost out on the main trophy from Russia's inferior Dima Billan

    Although a favorite to win, Kate Ryan's Je t'adore did not even qualify to the final!

    The true winner of the 2002 Contest tbh

    In the last year with juries exclusively determining the winner, Gina G's sexy performance could only reach 7th place. However the song went on to top the UK charts and scored a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording (!)

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/user/eurovision/videos + my taste

    ONTD share your Eurovision favorites and experiences!

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    From Rob Thomas, the creator of the television series and movie phenomenon Veronica Mars, comes the first book in a thrilling mystery series that picks up where the feature film left off.

    Ten years after graduating from high school in Neptune, California, Veronica Mars is back in the land of sun, sand, crime, and corruption. She’s traded in her law degree for her old private investigating license, struggling to keep Mars Investigations afloat on the scant cash earned by catching cheating spouses until she can score her first big case.

    Now it’s spring break, and college students descend on Neptune, transforming the beaches and boardwalks into a frenzied, week-long rave. When a girl disappears from a party, Veronica is called in to investigate. But this is no simple missing person’s case; the house the girl vanished from belongs to a man with serious criminal ties, and soon Veronica is plunged into a dangerous underworld of drugs and organized crime. And when a major break in the investigation has a shocking connection to Veronica’s past, the case hits closer to home than she ever imagined.

    In Veronica Mars, Rob Thomas has created a groundbreaking female detective who’s part Phillip Marlowe, part Nancy Drew, and all snark. With its sharp plot and clever twists, The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line will keep you guessing until the very last page.

    CLIP FROM THE AUDIOBOOK (read by Kristen Bell):

    Taking on Veronica Mars: A Q&A with Co-Writer Jennifer Graham

    Veronica Mars returned to our screens and lives earlier this month with the release of the spin-off film, "Veronica Mars." This week, the sassy sleuth takes a literary turn in the original mystery, Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line, which picks up where the film left off. Here, the core mystery concerns a co-ed who goes missing during spring break. Mars creator Rob Thomas co-wrote the novel with Jennifer Graham, whose short stories have appeared in The Seattle Review and Zahir. Graham graduated from Reed College and received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. Word & Film was able to swing a few questions her way in time for the book's release.

    Word & Film: Were you a fan prior to being brought on?

    Jennifer Graham: Absolutely! Like a lot of people, I didn't catch it when it first aired. But I picked up the first season on a whim at the library six or seven years ago. Back then DVDs only circulated for a week at a time so I didn't think I'd finish before it had to go back -- but no worries. I watched the whole thing in about three days.

    W&F: What was the collaboration process with Rob Thomas like?

    JG: It's been great. Like most fiction writers, I spend most of my time alone in a room thinking about feelings. When we "broke" the plot for The Thousand Dollar Tan Line, it was much more like a TV writers' room. Rob had the seeds of an idea, and we worked together to develop it. That was new for me, but it was fun -- you learn really quickly to be brave, to stay open, and to check your ego at the door.

    Once we had the major plot points hashed out, I went back home and the "alone in a room" portion of my career started again. Rob had designed a really clever puzzle of a plot; my job was to get it built, adding interesting details, emotional beats, and character touches. Once I'd done that, Rob stepped in again to make sure the whole thing was in line with his vision.

    W&F: How is it evolving something like a television series or film into literature?

    JG: On screen, we mostly see Veronica's feelings from the outside, through Kristen Bell's incredible acting skills. Translating that to a more internal set of cues was actually a little intimidating at first. Veronica's such an iconic character, and she's been important to a lot of people. This was a chance to see her from a different angle, and I really wanted to do her justice. I wanted to make sure we got a glimpse at what her brain looks like while she's piecing things together, and I wanted to make sure that prickly, smart, complicated woman we've been waiting for for seven years was fully realized on the page.

    I definitely aimed to maintain the tone of that pitch-perfect, hard-boiled voice-over in the process. That's my favorite part of the noir/hard-boiled pastiche. Anything you can imagine Bogey saying out of the corner of his mouth makes me happy.

    W&F: Was it intimidating to join the creative team of such a beloved character?

    JG: Of course! I mean, Rob was super easy to work with, and he put me at ease pretty quickly. The intimidating part is that so many people have such a very personal attachment to Veronica and company. There's a ton of smart, engaged, talented fans out there who've put a lot of thought into this world. I don't want to let them down!

    W&F: As a bonus Portland-y question: You've attended college in two of the funkiest cities in the US. As a Portlander myself, I constantly overhear people saying things like "I'm sick of this weather, I'm going to move to Austin." Which city has more to offer? What do you miss about Portland and what do you not miss?

    JG: This is funny, because one of the things I miss most about Portland is the weather. The cold gloomy rain and the resulting gigantic trees and year-round green is much more my speed than the heat and sun in Austin. Every time it rains in Austin I get excited and all the Texans boo me.

    Both places have been really good to me -- they're both full of creative, smart people. They both embrace a sense of playfulness and fun in daily life. I definitely miss the landscape of the Pacific Northwest, and Portland has parks on virtually every corner and the best public library system in the country. Austin has swimming holes, breakfast tacos, and a great music scene -- so I'm not sure who's actually coming out ahead at this point.

    I think both places are currently struggling to decide what kind of city they want to be. Between sprawl and gentrification and a sort of hip santization, there are parts of both towns that look more like Neptune than any of us should be comfortable with. Don't get me wrong; I love both Austin and Portland from the bottom of my heart. But I do think people in both places need to work hard to build communities that are fair and inclusive, even as the towns inevitably grow and change.

    source + youtube

    VM fans, has anyone started reading it yet? I haven't got the book yet, but I'll definitely read it (although I have low expectations about it).

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    Scarlett Johansson is glowing on the cover of WSJ. Magazine‘s April 2014 issue, on newsstands April 5.

    Here’s what the 29-year-old pregnant Captain America actress had to share with the mag:

    On wanting a family and a career: “It seems so stressful to not be able to spend time with your family because you’re constantly chasing the tail of your own success. There must exist a world in which I can balance those things, be able to raise a family and still make a film a year, or work on my own, develop things, do theatre. I want to be able to have it all. Selfishly.”

    On double standards for men: “With [male actors] it just doesn’t happen that way. You can be every woman’s fantasy, and nobody thinks twice about the fact that you have eight kids or whatever.”

    On taking roles in big blockbusters: “I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it. I wanted to stretch myself physically, out of my comfort zone, and still succeed. I’m probably like most actors. We have huge egos, and you want to know you can be successful, no matter what. I don’t to be pigeonholed in one genre or budget or whatever.”

    Sources: 1 + 2

    She looks so pretty omg.

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    She has one more month before she hits Las Vegas to resume her Planet Hollywood residency.
    So Britney Spears made the most of her downtime on Tuesday by relaxing in a luxurious Hawaiian resort, tanning her fit body in a bright pink bikini.
    The 32-year-old songstress was living it up during a sunny vacation on the tropical island with her two sons Sean and Jayden, with her boyfriend David Lucado joining in on the fun too.


    Britney ensured that she stood out in the fluorescent pink two-piece bathing suit, with the top embellished with a fancy array of ruffles.
    The Toxic hitmaker showed off her well toned dancer's body with the tiny garment putting her entire frame on show.
    She pulled her brunette tresses up into a messy up-do, which she held back with a pair of sunglasses propped on top of her head.


    The star chose a particularly lavish spot for her family holiday, with palm trees surrounding the private cabana they seemed to have all for themselves.
    Britney's sons with her ex-husband Kevin Federline - Sean, 10, and Jayden, seven - were treated to a splash around in the pool while their mother sunned herself and took a break from her hectic lifestyle.
    The family spent last weekend flying across the country too, but on that occasion it was to celebrate her sister Jamie Lynn's wedding to Jamie Watson in New Orleans, Louisiana.


    Along with her boyfriend David, the singer was accompanied by her sons who were joint ring bearers on the big day along with Jamie Lynn's five-year-old daughter, Maddie.
    The lead-up to the ceremony was kept quite secretive, but in a Twitter post on Saturday, Britney described the wedding as 'magical.'
    'Yesterday was magical :) So happy I could be a part of my little sister’s big day,' she wrote, adding: 'Congrats @jamielynnspears!!'
    The popstar resumes her residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on April 25, with shows currently scheduled all the way through until September 6.


    Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2589460/PICTURE-EXCLUSIVE-Britney-Spears-reveals-toned-figure-ruffled-pink-bikini-treats-boyfriend-David-Lucado-sons-Hawaiian-getaway.html#ixzz2x65ELQw1

    What are your favorite Bikininey moments?

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    After the release of Debut, Björk was looking to explore not only a broader range of sounds but a wider range of collaborators on the follow-up Post (an album she referred to at the time as “musically promiscuous”). Featuring input from the likes of Tricky, Graham Massey, Howie B and Nellee Hooper again, it ricocheted around from the explosive aggression of the first single Army of Me, to the womb-like warmth of Headphones, via her most parodic single, It's Oh So Quiet. The album's best moment, however, is perhaps its simplest. Featuring a gently fluttering keyboard melody and layers of cascading electronics, Hyperballad highlights Björk's ability to filter everyday experiences – in this case trying to remain true to yourself in the throes of a relationship – through a slightly surreal lyrical prism. Not many songs can feature a line like “I imagine what my body would sound like, slamming against those rocks” and still remain so beautiful. And when the repeated refrain of “safe up here with you” disintegrates among the gliding strings and mesh of electronic textures, it's almost too lovely to bear.

    After Post, her relationship with Goldie and a brush with a mentally ill fan propelled her into the tabloids, Björk left her adopted London home and retreated to Iceland to start writing what would become Homogenic. Working with Warp records affiliate Mark Bell, the album's sound was built entirely around crunchy, volcanic beats and beautifully widescreen, almost comically epic string arrangements to reflect the two sides of Iceland's natural landscape. Dedicated to both Iceland and her best friend Jóhanna Jóhannsdóttir, the supernaturally uplifting Jóga manages to weave personal reflections (“coincidence makes sense only with you”, “you don't have to speak, I feel”) with a chorus that encapsulates how it feels to be so emboldened by someone you love that it's almost terrifying. Purposefully made chart ineligible, Jóga also marked the moment Björk started to retreat from the pop world into the more experimental margins.

    Resting somewhere between an emboldening mantra, an adult fairytale and a tearful lament written for a soldier gone to war, Homogenic's Unravel is Björk at her most straightforward. Co-produced alongside Guy Sigsworth, who fills the song's space with delicately cascading synths and funereal pipe organ, the song is built around one of Björk's most devastatingly simple lyrics. “While you are away, my heart comes undone, slowly unravels in a ball of yarn” she sing-speaks, replicating the vocal technique used by Icelandic choir men for centuries before. “The devil collects it, with a grin, our love, in a ball of yarn,” she continues. Inverting the theme of absence making the heart grow fonder, Björk almost splits into two characters, painfully lamenting her loss with the line “he'll never return it”, before a soothing chorus of “so when you come back, we'll have to make new love” blows in like a warm breeze.

    Who Is It?
    Built around the different textures of the human voice – utilising beatboxing, choral arrangements and a Canadian throat singer – parts of 2004's ambitious Medulla album may have sounded like cats coughing up fur balls, but there was also a clutch of gorgeous pop melodies at its core. Written at the end of the sessions for Vespertine (originally as a collaboration with Polish producer Bogdan Raczynski), first single Who Is It was held back from that album's introverted delicacy, due to it being “from a different family” and “a very physical song”. Constructed around an intricate rhythm track provided by beatbox maestro Rahzel, with a chorus of bells added for the single version, Who Is It's multi-layered verses – peppered with distant “oohhs” and what sound like strange, wordless animal noises – melt into a big, melodious chorus that showed that despite her disappearance from daytime radio, Björk still knew how to make something resembling a crowd singalong.

    Having been driven to distraction while filming Dancer in the Dark, 2001's Vespertine represented somewhat of a hermit-style retreat. Densely layered with fragile microbeats, soft pillows of backing vocals and the overall feel of being submerged in an all-encompassing duvet, Vespertine is littered with defining moments. While the first single Hidden Place, the choir-assisted Undo and the Matmos collaboration Aurora are among the highlights, it's Cocoon that best represents the album's sense of heavy-lidded, post-coital hibernation. Based around an exploratory bassline and beats that sound like fingertips on skin, it feels almost intrusive, like reading someone's diary as they write about a new love (Björk had just started a relationship with artist Matthew Barney). Flitting between metaphor (“who would have known that a boy like him would have entered me lightly, restoring my blisses”) and over-sharing (“He slides inside, half awake, half asleep … gorgeousness, he's still inside me”), it also shows off another side to Björk's voice; a whispered, near-cracking falsetto and a breathy ecstasy.

    which are your top 10 bjork songs ontd?

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    The Huntress returns to Arrow tonight (The CW, 8/7c) on a mission of revenge, and she’s also aiming… to score her own show?

    An off-shoot is certainly on the wish list of executive producer Marc Guggenheim. But first, Helena reemerges in Starling City this week and takes Laurel — among others — hostage just as the recovering alcoholic lawyer is finally starting to get her mojo back at work. Enter: The Canary (aka little sis Sara)!

    Read on as Guggenheim and guest star Jessica De Gouw, aka The Huntress, share six things to know about the action-packed hour.

    IT’S A SISTER ACT | Episode 17 “was very much designed to be a Laurel and Sara story using Helena as the fulcrum in that relationship, and Oliver definitely does take a little bit more of a back seat,” previews Guggenheim.

    IT’S A COMEBACK STORY | “This is the episode where Laurel gets her groove back,” reveals the EP. “We knew that we wanted to return Laurel to the D.A.’s office and we knew that Laurel, by the end of the episode, had to be in a good emotional place. So we wanted to emotionally and professionally reestablish her.”

    IT’S A BLAST FROM THE PAST | “Obviously, when you’re talking about bringing [Laurel] back to the D.A.’s office, you naturally think about, ‘OK, what case is she prosecuting?’” Guggenheim says. “The scenarios that resonate best with us are, ‘What’s a case that could affect a character who we care about?” And that led [executive producer] Andrew [Kreisberg] to pitch the idea, ‘What if Frank Bertinelli is being prosecuted and The Huntress comes back to town?’”

    THE HUNTRESS IS A DIFFERENT BEAST | “She’s, literally, been off the show for a year,” notes Guggenheim. “What’s Helena been doing during that time? What mental state is she in? What emotional state is she in? We definitely went into this with [the idea], ‘We’ve got to wrap up the whole Helena and her father storyline.’” Adds De Gouw: “There’s an ease to her, as well as having that darkness. I think she’s let go of a lot. She’s let go of all these complications, and she’s got a very focused aim.”

    IT WAS A WELCOME CHANGE | “Look, [on NBC's Dracula] I was running about in a corset for a long time, so coming back and fighting people was all I could’ve possibly [wanted],” says the actress with a laugh. “I got to do something entirely different to what I was doing — worlds, worlds apart.”

    IT COULD LAUNCH A NEW SHOW… MAYBE | Although Guggenheim admits any decision about a Birds of Prey spin-off is “way above my pay grade,” he does have some ideas on how to keep it alive. “One of the things we would love to do at some point is an episode where you’ve got Black Canary, Felicity and The Huntress working together,” he says. “That’s on our show bucket list. As far as what becomes a series, what doesn’t become a series, one thing I’ve talked to D.C. Comics about is, I’d love to do a Huntress series – I mentioned this to Jessica – where we cover the year that she spent between Episodes 117 and 217, from her perspective, traveling the world and hunting for her father. You never know, all things are possible, as long as we’ve got Jessica’s willing participation.”

    Sources 1, 2

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    Patrick Dempsey’s mother has died of cancer six years after inspiring him to help create a cancer support organization at a hospital in Maine. Amanda Dempsey was 79.

    Central Maine Healthcare CEO Peter Chalke says she was ‘‘a determined fighter who displayed tremendous courage, class and grace during her long battle with cancer.’’

    The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing was founded in 2008 by the ‘‘Grey’s Anatomy’’ star and his two sisters in partnership with the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, where their mother received treatment.

    Amanda Dempsey for five years led the survivor walk during the Dempsey Challenge, an event that raised $5 million for the center.

    Center officials say she died Monday surrounded by family. She'd fought multiple recurrences since being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1997.


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    Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner: Sansa will "begin to manipulate" in series four

    Sansa, the quiet, sometime simpering Stark sister in hit HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones is set to become a little more "bad ass" in series four.

    According to Sophie Turner, the 18-year-old actress who plays her, Sansa is poised to "manipulate" and "seduce."

    "I think [Sansa]'s a bad ass in a very different way [to Ayra Stark, her younger sister]. She’s like a sponge - she’s absorbing everything she’s learned from Cersei and Margaery. She’s put on the façade of her former self for this past year and she’s finally going to drop that and begin to manipulate some people," Turner said at last night's UK premiere of the show's much-anticipated fourth series.

    She added that she thinks Sansa's been most influenced by evil King Joffrey's new bride-to-be Margaery Tyrell, saying: "Cersei is just outwardly vile whereas Margaery puts on this façade of a sweet, innocent little girl but she’s scheming behind it...[Sansa]’s learning. She’s going to learn how to use her femininity to get what she wants, seduce..."

    From the teasers and trailers we've been treated to, we can see that the fourth series of Game of Thrones will feature the eldest Stark girl coming to terms with the brutal deaths of her mother and brother at the Red Wedding. Recently married to Tyrion Lannister against her will, Sansa is living a life of unhappiness. But maybe not for long, if her newly found scheming skills get her anywhere...

    Ummmm @ "seduce." I'll reserve judgment until I see what they have planned, but I don't like that word. (As always, please be mindful of using spoiler cuts/spoiler warnings.)

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