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Oh No They Didn't! - LiveJournal.com

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    Helena Bonham Carter will star in World War I drama “The Guns of August,” portraying her real-life step-great grandmother Margot Asquith.

    “The Guns of August,” based on the Barbara W. Tuchman book, traces the misunderstandings, missed opportunities and aristocratic follies of the summer of 1914, which led to the outbreak of the First World War.

    Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”) will star as British Prime Minister Henry Herbert Asquith and Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones,” “Terminator: Genesis”) will play Violet Asquith.

    “Downfall” director Oliver Hirschbiegel is attached to direct from a script by  writer-producer Frank Doelger, joint managing director of Rainmark Films.

    Doelger’s producer credits include “Game of Thrones,” “Rome” and “John Adams.”  Production will begin on “The Guns of August” in early 2015.

    Arclight Films has signed a deal to represent sales on “Guns of August” and on Rainmark’s comedy drama “Woolly Faces” from writer-director Pearse Elliott. Both are being presented to buyers for the first time in Cannes.

    “Woolly Faces” is the second feature for Elliott following 2005′s “The Mighty Celt,” starring Gillian Anderson and Robert Carlyle. It is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story set in West Belfast in 1981 with a mother struggling to keep three unruly teenagers on the straight and narrow while her feckless husband serves time for stealing a milk van.

    Paula Malcomson, Ciaran Hinds and Michelle Fairley are attached to star with production set to start later this year. The project has been developed with the support of Northern Ireland Screen and the Irish Film Board.

    The U.K.’s Feature Film Company will co-finance both films with principals Mick Southworth and Martin McCabe attached as executive producers alongside Rainmark.

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  • 05/19/14--12:09: pia mia x "mr. president"
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    Supernatural‘s Winchester brothers have been through it all. Well, they’ve at least been through a lot. In the show’s previous eight season finales, we’ve watched Dean get sent to hell, Sam get sent to hell, Dean get sent to purgatory, Sam die, and believe it or not, this list keeps going. But this season, the finale is going to focus less on where the brothers are sent and more on what’s happening internally, specifically with dear old Dean.

    In the penultimate episode, we got a glimpse at what the Mark of Cain was doing to Dean when he attacked Gadreel with the First Blade and was all but foaming at the mouth for more. So can things get worse for Dean? Jensen Ackles hopes not. “It’s been a tough season for me,” Ackles told us at the CW Upfronts. “I don’t usually have to play Dean this dark for this long. Usually it’s an episode, and then he comes back and is happy-go-lucky and a Dean we all love to hate or love to love, whatever side of the fence you’re on.” Obviously we’re on the love-to-love side of things.

    “I’m hoping that season 10 might lighten him up a bit,” Ackles added. “[Season] 9 took a bit of a toll, but at the same time, that’s something I don’t expect. Because the show is every evolving and it constantly changes, the characters have to do the same, so even though it was a rough tough season, I still think it was a good season. We’ll see.”

    However, we first have to make it through the season 9 finale, which, when asked to rank the finale on a scale of one to Hell, Ackles said: “It’s not so much the place that he’s in as opposed to the issue that’s surrounding him, and that I think is the shocking part.”

    Speaking of shocking, Ackles guaranteed that the finale is one of those don’t-miss-the-final-60-seconds deals. Also, expect one of those Winchester brother-bonding moments that will “probably” make you cry, “considering [Jared's] tears were all over my shoulder,” Ackles said.

    The Supernatural finale airs Tuesday, May 20 at 9 p.m. on The CW.


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    While Oscar season is a long way off, and the long march to the end of the year often discards films whose buzz can’t be sustained, a good movie is a good movie is a good movie. But we don’t always measure Oscar contenders that way. We measure them, usually, by who made them, how important they are in the business, what their career arc is. For instance, Julianne Moore in Maps to the Stars might ordinarily be dismissed for playing too controversial of “difficult” a character. But given that Moore is so long overdue for an Oscar, given her place in the industry, it’s a good bet that she’s potentially in line for a lead nod.
    There are four, maybe five solid Oscar contenders for the major categories so far, without having yet seen Michel Hazanavicius’ new film, nor The Clouds of Sils Maria.

    When all is said and done the film that probably has the best chance overall getting to the big show is Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher. This is a film that will likely hit all of the major nominations, starting with Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting, Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing, etc. The director is usually the star of the Best Picture race and right now Bennett Miller is riding a career high.
    The second possible contender for major categories would be Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, which should enjoy many tech nods, like Cinematography and Art Direction, but could also land for Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actor.
    Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman is a wild card. It has sadly not yet been picked up by a distributor and its Oscar chances will depend on which studio takes it. It needs a passionate advocate and with that it could go far.
    David Cronenberg’s brilliant Maps to the Stars is likely going to either hit or miss with voters. Remember how The Player did the same? Maps to the Stars is even darker and uglier than The Player. If it exposes this industry as an ecosystem driven by, as John Cusack said, fear, greed and desperation, that industry might just want the movie to movie to disappear as quickly as possible. Remember, voting happens in total isolation. The Academy isn’t ready for nor open to Cronenberg’s work overall so it won’t really matter how much the critics praise it, the Academy still might reject it. Too bad, because supposedly film awards are about rewarding quality.
    Here is a quick and dirty rundown of possibles:
    Best Picture
    1. Foxcatcher
    2. Mr. Turner
    3. The Homesman
    Long shots: Maps to the Stars, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
    Best Director
    1. Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
    2. Mike Leigh, Mr. Turner
    3. Tommy Lee Jones, The Homesman
    Long shot: David Cronenberg, Maps to the Stars
    Best Actor
    1. Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
    2. Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner
    3. Channing Tatum, Foxcatcher
    Best Actress
    1. Jessican Chastain, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
    2. Hilary Swank, The Homesman
    3. Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars
    Best Supporting Actor
    1. Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
    2. Tommy Lee Jones, The Homesman (or lead)
    Best Supporting Actress
    1. Mia Wasikowska, Maps to the Stars
    Original Screenplay
    1. Bruce Wager, Maps to the Stars (should/could win)
    2. Mike Leigh, Mr. Turner
    3. E. Max Frye, Dan Futterman, Foxcatcher
    4. Ned Benson, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
    Channing is getting the best reviews of his career for Foxcatcher and many people are saying that his performance overshadows Mark's.

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    Macklemore has gotten in some hot water for a costume he wore during a performance on Friday night (May 16) that many have pointed out evokes Jewish stereotypes. At the opening night of the "Spectacle: The Music Video" exhibition at the EMP Museum in Seattle, Macklemore performed to the hometown crowd while wearing a wig, fake beard and prosthetic nose. The "Thrift Shop" rapper reportedly made no reference to the getup during the performance.

    A few days after the incident, Macklemore reacted to the controversy by denying any hidden meaning behind the costume:

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' next show is scheduled for May 25 in Las Vegas, and the duo will be performing at various festivals this summer. It's a safe bet that his new costume will not be joining the duo on the road.

    Seth Rogen responds:


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    Justin Bieber's ex-bodyguard says the 5-year old video of J.B. telling a joke using the n-word multiple times does NOT make the singer a racist ... just a bad joke-teller.

    Kenny Hamilton -- Beiber's bodyguard during his rise to fame -- took to Twitter to defend his former employer ... saying, "We all make jokes about people's size, look, or race. That doesn't mean it's right but comedians make millions of dollars profiting off these jokes."

    The ex-bodyguard adds, "If someone is racist or prejudice you would know from a persons actions. Not because of a joke a 15 year old says. Yes he said some bad jokes and I know if he could he would take back what was said."

    As we previously reported ... sources connected with Bieber say the singer is "frustrated and sad" about the video being released and will address it publicly.

    "As a black man I am telling the world that @justinbieber is not a racist." says Kenny. Adding, "I have known him since he was 12 years old and I know his heart."

    For what it's worth, we're told the tweet wasn't done at the behest of Scooter or Justin.

    Kenny recently took an executive position at Beats Music -- but is still in regular touch with Biebs.

    sources: 1234567

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    Stars like Lupita Nyong'o, Julianne Moore and Nicky Hilton flocked to the 7th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Jersey City, New Jersey for some fun in the sun. The Oscar winner looked stunning in a black sunhat and Alexander McQueen black-and-white dress as she enjoyed the event with her brother (and Ellen's Oscar selfie crasher) Peter Nyong'o.

    "Polo dates. @nyongolaflame @sahlovestravels #VeuveClicquotPoloClassic," the 12 Years a Slave star captioned a shot of herself, Peter and a pal riding in a car on the way to the event.

    Meanwhile, Dakota Johnson was also on hand for the event. While she stayed mum on detalis about her upcoming flick Fifty Shades of Grey, the actress did give us the scoop on what she thinks the sexiest thing is that a woman can wear.

    "I think the sexiest thing is a hat. It's very sexy!," she told E! News exclusively. And it just so happened that she wearing just that, along with a black and white sundress and matching heels. Before heading out for the day, the actress also decided to play a bit of a prank while she was there, running off with a loaf of bread…and then posing for pictures with it.

    Busy Phillips with Dakota Johnson

    Aaron Paul and Lauren Parsekian

    Olivia Munn

    Nyong'o siblings

    Shanina Shaik

    Pasty Queen Karen

    Julianne Moore with Olivia Munn

    more @E!Online, Zimbio

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    What’s a girl to do after a rough breakup and an early exit from the French Open? Head to Miami with her best girlfriend, of course. Recently single tennis star Caroline Wozniacki opted not to stick around Roland Garros, and hit up South Beach with pal Serena Williams last week. The pair took in Friday night’s Eastern Conference final Game 6 between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers. After the game, Wozniacki was spotted clubbing in SoBe. Woz and Williams hit the beach on Saturday, and stumbled across a wedding party. Williams stood in for photos with the couple in her bathing suit.


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    Mindy Kaling rushes into the restaurant loaded with so many bags it looks as if she's playing the part of a frantic shopper. She immediately apologies for the venue, a glitzy sushi joint in New York's SoHo that is, as she puts it, quite "Ashton Kutcher, 2007" (she chose it as she's staying next door). She's been to collect the gifts she received at a book signing the night before, which include a fan-made T-shirt with her face on it and boxes of cupcakes.

    "This is cupcake number three," she says, sifting through her loot. "And there's another one there. I think companies make a Venn diagram of people who like me and people who like cupcakes." Some of the cakes have a winky face on them. "It's so funny. It's so nice. We did an episode of The Mindy Project where one of the lines is, 'You can't send a winky face, it's like emoji porn.' These are very photographable. This is why I like Instagram so much. It's like Etsy exploded in my bag."

    Kaling talks like this: rapid-fire bursts of conversation that leap between loosely connected topics. She has the high, sing-song tone of a teenage girl (and in this case, the reference points, too). On her sitcom The Mindy Project, whose second series is about to air in the UK, she plays a character called Mindy, a romance-obsessed gynaecologist who appears to be a more grown-up, together version of the woman I have just met. But the real Mindy is deceptively steely. She's smart, decisive and tough. She is in charge of The Mindy Project, after all – she is its creator and showrunner, as well as its star. And she loves being the boss.

    Kaling cut her teeth on the US version of The Office, first as a writer, then an actor, then a director. Two years ago she wrote a bestselling collection of essays, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), from which she was reading last night. She lives in LA now, but there's one thing she misses about New York, the city she first moved to after graduating from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.

    "You see more women who are in charge out here. In Hollywood, there are heads of studios who are women, but in terms of running your own show, it's not that high a percentage. And so it can take an adjustment to deal with a woman in charge, who is just decisive." It was never a problem on The Office, where she was the one female to seven male writers, "but the guys were very sweet and emancipated, and more feminist than many of my female friends, to be honest." And, of course, on The Mindy Project, she's responsible for recruitment, so she hires "a lot of feminists" herself.

    Kaling recalls watching a panel with the director Judd Apatow where he discussed Girls, on which he is an executive producer. "Lena [Dunham] gets asked a question about people's issues with Girls, and she feels she owes it to them to answer, because it's about sexism. But Judd had a question about black people on the show, and he goes: 'I think that's a boring question and I'm not going to answer it. Next.' And a man says it, and your inclination – well, my inclination – is that it's within his rights. It's cool. A woman says that and it's immediately the headline."

    She had her own experience with this shortly before we met, when she was asked, on a similar panel, why she was the only female doctor and the only doctor of colour on The Mindy Project. She responded bluntly:"I look at shows on TV, and this is going to just seem defensive, but I'm just gonna say it: 'I'm a fucking Indian woman who has her own fucking network television show, OK?'" Sure enough, it became the headline, but she says now that she meant it to be conversational rather than confrontational.

    "This is my own fault, but I learned that if you have something important to say, you shouldn't swear, because when it's taken out of context it seems like you're out of control and you're furious. It became the juiciest soundbite of a woman that was going out of control with anger and blind fury." But Kaling has the right to be frustrated. At a red-carpet event last year, she was questioned over what colour man she prefers to date. Her cover of Elle magazine became a discussion about why it was a crop of her face, not her body. When she was named one of Time magazine's Most Influential People of 2013, the LA Times ran a story about how she didn't deserve it ("I was like, OK, dude, fuck off, I did not choose to be on this list").

    Kaling could refuse to stop talking about the "issues", of course, but she's smart enough to realise that it is nowhere near as simple as that. "I get angry with people in the public eye who say they're not a role model, and they don't want people to look up to them. Because it's incorrect. It's important for me to be someone people look up to – most directly, minority girls who want to do what I do. Maybe it's narcissistic, but I think it's important."

    She is irresistibly optimistic. She knows she's lucky to have skipped the depressive gene most comedians are saddled with and says her disposition is "kind of cheerful". Ultimately, she reasons, her achievements should stand for themselves. "If you look at the top 10 sitcoms… four series regulars are women on my show. Two of them are dark-skinned women. But the same articles are not written about shows that literally do not have a series-regular of colour. These are shows – and it kills me – that are doing much, much better than mine. Many, many more people are watching them, so, of course, that becomes a frustration. But I try to take it as a compliment, that they're holding me to a higher standard." That is certainly one way of looking at it. "That's the most mature version of myself," she shrugs.

    When I read Kaling's book, I came away with the impression of a hard-working careerist who has lived a relatively charmed life, getting her big break young, seemingly untouched by failure. She admits that from the outside, it must appear that way. Her father, an architect, and her mother, a doctor, moved from India to Africa before finally settling in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and were supportive of her comedy ambitions. "I come from a family of scientists and architects and doctors," she explains. "My parents allowed me to do something that no person in my family for generations had ever done." Her mother died in 2012; when she thinks about whether being an entertainer is a worthy profession, she tells me a touching story. "When my mom was very sick we'd watch Modern Family, and it was a rest from that situation, that was so wonderfully needed. I know that's what entertainment can do at its very best."

    When Kaling left college, she moved to New York and co-wrote a hit play. Matt & Ben was a surreal imagining of the lives of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, which she starred in with her best-friend and co-writer Brenda Withers. They took it to LA, where she became a staff writer on The Office at the age of 24.

    There were bumps along the way. She endured a "humiliating" experience when a network offered her a sketch show, but made her audition, and then rejected her for the part of herself, owing to the fact that "we were not considered attractive or funny enough to play ourselves. That network is no longer on the air, and The Office went on to be one of NBC's most hit shows in years. I feel like karmically, I was vindicated, but at the time it felt terrible."

    Her other big setback was not landing a gig on Saturday Night Live. She was given dispensation to try out for the legendary sketch show by The Office boss Greg Daniels, on the condition she would not accept a writing job, only a performing one. "That had been the dream of mine, and I didn't get it. Lorne [Michaels] thought I was funny and offered me a job as a writer… But Greg said: 'I won't let you go because you have a job here, and you're an actress.' It was heartbreaking to fly there and fly back, and kinda know that I didn't get it, and shut that door."

    She remains fixated on the machinations of comedy. She loves her friend Lena Dunham's Girls– "where people find it depressing in places, I find it fearless, because I have not seen that before" – though she admits to being "too prudish" for it at times. In her recent Elle cover story, she joked it took "13 dates" to get her into bed. Is she a bit of a small-c conservative about sex? "If you know my personality, I'm obsessed with romance and sex and sexy situations, but I believe it's as an outsider looking in, because I don't have access to a lot of it."

    The Mindy Project is a network show, which means she couldn't get away with a Girls-style nudity fest, even if she wanted to. "Every character on my show is obsessed with sex and love, but with [network] standards, they can't say all they wanna do is get banged six ways from Sunday. There's a difference between wanting it, which applies to every human, and it happening, which is what cable shows. It is a different thing altogether."

    At the moment Kaling says she doesn't have a boyfriend, and given her own fixation on romance and romantic comedies, she admits this is "interesting" even to herself. She thinks about it. One reason, she considers, is that she's "living my life's dream" on The Mindy Project, where she interacts with hundreds of people every day. "When I'm at home, it's like a quiet cathedral of relaxation and thoughtfulness." The other is also to do with her show, albeit from a slightly less practical point of view. "One of the things I value most in my staff is their ability to write boyfriends, like the guy you thought was a jerk and ends up not being a jerk. So, real people are hard to live up to when you're a writer who creates eligible single men."

    When she was younger she dated her best friend and Office colleague BJ Novak, and their relationship endures to such an extent that Buzzfeed has created a list about its magnificence: "35 Times Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak's Best Friendship Killed You In The Heart". "We are the first to admit our relationship is weird," she says now. "There's no one funnier to me than him, there's no one who's a better writer to me than him. So when someone gives you the best opinions about all parts of your life, it's hard for that person not to be someone that you're like, well of course, I need access to them all the time."

    She describes their current relationship as being like that of a "very cheerful, functional divorced couple", who stay on good terms for the sake of their child. "I'd be lying if I said there weren't times when it was difficult to work with an ex, but what's interesting is that this is what The Mindy Project is about." She laughs. "So I found it incredibly useful and have been able to monetise it."

    Her ability to turn the bad to good is something that appears in almost everything we talk about. In Kaling's book there's an essay called "Chubby for Life", in which she recalls being called fat at school, and how she loves eating and dieting. It's a frank exploration of a topic that considers both sides, when we're much more used to polemics. Kaling is happy in her body in many ways, and in others she is not. During our lunch, she brings up how she feels that other people are more fixated on her body than she is – "even when they're writing in support of me, in the kindest, sweetest, most body-confident feminist way" – but then talks about her enormous appetite, and refers to herself as "chubby" or "not a thin woman" several times.

    I find myself asking why she thinks she's chubby, when she clearly, well, isn't. "I love that, first of all," she says. "Thank you for thinking I'm not chubby. But I think of myself as chubby. Maybe I have tough standards about women's bodies," she wonders, not sounding particularly convinced by her own explanation. She tries again. "Maybe because I have professional confidence that comes from my business, but calling me chubby cannot hurt me in the way it does so many, many girls, millions of women."

    So is calling yourself chubby a pre-emptive defence mechanism? "Maybe not. When I was younger, I already went through that. I know it's much harder to do the things I've done than it is to lose weight and be thin. Also, when you've seen Instagram comments like, 'You're so ugly, you should kill yourself'" – her tone is remarkably cheery – "it's like, I went to college. How could I be offended by someone who talks about what you look like? I wouldn't even deem you a person I'd speak to." That takes some strength. "I don't know if I'd have felt this way when I was 22. But I feel this way at 34."

    For all her bullishness, Kaling prefers a quiet life, with a whiskey after work ("like my dad has it") and time to herself to write. "Hell is going to a friend of a friend's birthday party," she cracks, before catching herself and insisting that she can also be fun. "I'm not just this grump who wants to stay at home all day," she says, going on to explain exactly why she likes to stay at home all day, mostly because there is so much good TV to catch up with. "In the old days, The Sopranos ended and it's like, what's next? There was nothing, you were starving. Now it's like, Breaking Bad ends and look, House of Cards is on. What a delight that is."

    Kaling herself is a delight. She responds to every other question by starting, "It's interesting to me…" which would be easy to dismiss as a conversational tic, were it not for the fact that she is genuinely fascinated by all facets of life, from Kim Kardashian's flying attire ("I admire her luggage") to The Golden Girls ("There's not a weak link in that cast, it's like Seinfeld.") But really, what's remarkable about her is extraordinarily simple. "It's interesting to me that it's considered revolutionary to not be a model and to be in love on a TV show," she says. What we can hope for is this: that with showrunners like her in charge, such a revolutionary concept will become perfectly mundane.


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    When Mariah Carey teeters on skyscraper heels into one of her favourite restaurants in downtown Manhattan, every head in the house swivels.

    The singer is a stunning sight to behold. With flawless skin, long, tousled, honey-coloured hair, endless sun-kissed legs and Marilyn Monroe-type curves, she is the epitome of glamour.

    “Darling! There you are!” she enthuses, proffering kisses on both cheeks as we sit to chat about her 14th album, Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse.

    Since her last record, Mariah, 44, and her husband – actor, rapper and comedian Nick Cannon, 33 – have had twins, Moroccan and Monroe – affectionately nicknamed Dem Babies – who’re now three.

    “This album is about reclaiming myself and showing that since I became a mother I’ve become a stronger person,” says Mariah. “This album really does have so much of my emotions invested in it and so much that I wanted to reveal about my life, including the peaks and valleys that have made me who I am.”

    Wife, mother, international megastar and friend of the Obamas – there certainly is a lot to reveal about Mariah…

    Mariah, how easy has it been to fit motherhood into your role of global superstar?
    “I don’t really see myself as a global superstar, more as a very blessed, happy working mother. But yes, becoming a mommy has certainly changed me, both personally and professionally. Now it’s not about me, it’s all about them and I just want to do the right things so their childhood can be as beautiful and happy as possible.

    “I love being a silly girl, I really do; riding rollercoasters and going to Disney World and all that sort of thing – and I get to live it all over again with the children. Now I only watch animation with the children because Dem Babies are very picky and like to watch cartoons until they go to sleep.

    “I never expected to have these two amazing little people come along and change my life in the way they have. I still call them babies although they’re growing up fast. Maybe it’s because I want to protect them as much as possible. I asked for this very public life, but they didn’t.”

    Are you planning to have more children?
    “I’m very happy with my two babies and they have a mummy and a daddy who love them very much. I had a tough, tough pregnancy because I was carrying twins… By the end I could hardly walk and I had to have a lot of bed rest. But I don’t want to dwell on that or sound as if I’m complaining, because I know I’m very blessed.”

    What’s your secret to a happy marriage?
    “It’s a constant journey to find out what that secret is, but everyone has to go through the ups and downs of life. In a marriage you don’t control your partner and you can’t police what they say. Sometimes, that’s a little hard to get used to.”

    You must have found it difficult when, in a recent interview, Nick mentioned some of his ex- girlfriends, including Kim Kardashian?
    “It’s true that I am probably more private than Nick is, although I think because he’s a comedian he’s more used to putting it out there than I am.”

    Is it true you’d never heard of Kim Kardashian?
    “Of course I’ve heard of her, but I don’t really watch reality television.”

    You’ve sung for President Obama at the White House more than once. How was that?
    “It was very humbling to sing for the First Family, I revere both Barack and Michelle enormously. He’s so special and she’s phenomenal. I’ll never forget that eventful night when I heard he had won the Presidency. It was like a dream. I could never had imagined that a bi-racial President would be in the White House in my lifetime and it’s important for my children to see that as well. Funnily enough, Barack and Michelle were the first people other than my immediate family who knew that I was expecting twins. They were attending a special Christmas gala that I was performing at in 2010. They were thrilled and I was very happy that they were the first to know.”

    You’re one of the biggest-selling female artists of all time. How does that make you feel?
    “I’m very proud of what I’ve achieved so far, but clearly I’m not one to sit back and do nothing. I always look ahead… I want to continue trying to make music that inspires people. I’m an achiever and that’s partly because I had it tough early on… I’m such an achiever that it’s difficult for me to relax and let myself get some sleep. I’m very hard on myself, actually. Believe me, you don’t want to be here all day around me, because it’s hard work.”

    All that success can result in a lot of media attention, some unwanted. Do you ever wish your fame would go away?
    “Not really. I love what I do. Things are sometimes written which can be hurtful, but mostly I can shake off anything that isn’t true and concentrate on the music.”

    You must be bored of the diva tag by now…
    “I guess people like to put you in a little box and that box fitted me because I have the big hair and wear the tight dresses on stage. But that doesn’t mean I’m difficult or nasty. I was on the first Divas Live show [in the US] and that seemed to kick the whole thing off.

    “My mother, an opera singer, used to use the term as a compliment – it meant a very talented singer. I looked it up in the dictionary recently and now it also means a difficult and demanding woman. But I’m only demanding of myself. In other ways I’m pretty down to earth. For instance, I’m grateful for my career, I value my friendships and I’m very loyal. All my friends know MC keeps her word – and I never divulge secrets.”

    What’s the most over-the-top thing you’ve ever read about yourself?
    “A story in the British press said I’d demanded that rose petals be scattered on the carpet of a London hotel when I arrived.”

    “The truth is, we’d just landed, it was 3am and all I wanted to do was go to my room. The back entrance would have been fine, never mind rose petals. I’d never ask for anything like that. But that sort of stuff is written about me all the time and people believe it so I’ve learnt to shrug it off.”

    Did that put you off coming to Britain?
    “Not at all. I love going to the UK and adore everything about it – even the weather. I have a lot of friends there and visit quite often. Do you know what I really appreciate? The British sense of humour. It has a certain cheekiness that I really like. I get it. Well, I think I get it…”

    Do you have any goals left?
    “I definitely want to do more films, especially in the independent sector. It’s a medium I love and I really want to grow as an actor. And there are a couple of exciting projects looming. I’ve always had faith and I’ve always been an optimist. If you’re constantly thinking, ‘Oh this sucks, nothing’s ever going to be right,’ then it won’t be. Me? I like to keep moving forward and I always trust that everything will work out in H the end. And somehow, it always does.”

    Source: Hello! UK

    25 years of keeping it real, who else but the world's original chanteuse

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  • 06/01/14--12:59: Kylie leaves Parlophone???
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    Kylie Minogue has left her record label Parlophone.

    The Sun claims that the singer has parted ways with her longterm label after her most recent album 'Kiss Me Once' was a "commercial disaster".

    A source told the paper: "The deal with Parlophone has come to a natural end. She has the option to re-sign with them, but has decided against it because of what happened with 'Kiss Me Once'. Kylie is one of the world's leading pop stars, so she was bitterly disappointed about the performance of her album. Kylie did everything she could, even agreeing to be a judge on The Voice for a year, which is something she would've liked to avoid."

    Kylie will not return to The Voice next year. She joined the panel of the BBC1 talent show alongside fellow coaches Tom Jones, will.i.am and Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson for the show's most recent series.


    About 5 years too late, but praying to Aphrodite this is true


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  • 06/01/14--13:57: WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

  • Maleficent got off to a strong start in the U.S. and abroad this weekend, while Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West flopped.

    Disney's big-budget reimagining of Sleeping Beauty earned an estimated $70 million at the domestic box office, which is the biggest debut ever for star Angelina Jolie. Meanwhile, it grossed roughly $100 million overseas, which is a significant improvement over 2013's Oz The Great and Powerful.

    In second place, X-Men: Days of Future Past plummeted 64 percent to $32.6 million. That drop is on par with last year's Fast & Furious 6, and is a slight improvement over X-Men: The Last Stand. Still, it's a bit steeper than expected given the movie's strong word-of-mouth and reviews. To date, its earned $162.1 million, and is now on track for a final total between $220 and $230 million.

    In third place, Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West opened to an estimated $17.1 million. That's less than one-third of Ted's $54 million debut in June 2012. The movie even managed to open lower than past Summer comedy flops like Year One ($19.6 million), Land of the Lost ($18.8 million), The Dictator ($17.4 million) and The Internship ($17.3 million).


    What did you watch this weekend?

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    Justin Bieber has a new aka, though it definitely won’t be of his choosing: “Fifth most disliked man in America.” Former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling, topped the E-Score poll with 92% of the votes.

    Justin Bieber may have found the title for his forthcoming new album, “Fifth Most Hated Man In America.”

    It has a certain ring doesn’t it? And a certain ridiculousness.

    According to a new poll by E-Score, the 20-year-old superstar came fifth among the 1,100 surveyed with 86% of votes for “Most Disliked Man In America.”

    And the company Bieber’s keeping is quite something.

    As far as those polled are concerned, Bieber’s incident-prone Believe world tour, arrests for suspected DUI, assault, and alleged tossing of eggs at his former neighbor’s residence, are more egregious than the poll’s No. 6 — “Wall of Sound” music producer Phil Spector, whose murder of actress Lana Clarkson earned him a prison sentence of 19 years to life in 2009.

    Astonishingly, “Dislike” votes for Bieber exceeded votes for former Patriots star cum murder suspect Aaron Hernandez, who polled 81% on the survey.

    Hernandez is currently being held in jail without bail after being indicted on three murder charges.

    Justin also polled more votes than Michael Lohan, father of Lindsay. He is widely seen as an opportunist and “deadbeat dad” who allegedly used his daughter’s name to secure deals and exacerbated her slide into infamy. Lohan polled 76 % of “Disliked” votes.

    Elliot Spitzer’s 73% reveals Bieber is even more disliked than the ex-Democratic Governor of New York, whose career was hit by scandal in 2008 amid exposure of his membership of an escort agency that was later shut down over illegal prostitution activities.

    However, according to the poll, dislikes of Bieber are eclipsed by four men.

    In joint third position with 88% of “Disliked” votes, O.J Simpson — believed by many to be a double murderer — pairs with Conrad Murray, the disgraced doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson.

    (Photo: Bernie Madoff.)

    Despised Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff is the second most hated man in America with 90% of votes, while No. 1′s dishonor is bestowed on the racist, former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers Donald Sterling who polled 92%.

    Apart from Sterling’s racist views, his position at the top of this unfortunate list is also down to topicality. Audio of his ignorance, which may have been affected by recently diagnosed Alzheimers, went around the world.

    The new survey reflects that intense coverage as well as an objection to his standpoint.

    (Photo: Donald Sterling.)

    But does Bieber’s inclusion in a poll alongside serious criminals and/or corrupt personalities demonstrate the effects of disproportionate, constant media focus on his missteps, and lack of rational perspective among voters?

    Put simpler: Do sane people seriously believe Bieber’s teenage acts of rebellion are on a par with alleged and actual murderers and deserving of the “Fifth Most Disliked Man In America” title? Or is that a stomach-churning insult to those whose lives were [allegedly] taken by such men and whose families and friends mourn them?

    Sound off below.

    (Photo: O. J. Simpson tied as third most disliked man in America with Conrad Murray.)


    Obviously we can't generalize these findings, but what are your thoughts ONTD?

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  • 06/01/14--13:58: Margot Robbie Dyes Hair Red

  • Margot Robbie steps out of a private residence showing off her new red hair on Friday afternoon (May 30) in London, England.

    The 23-year-old actress had been previously sporting a chocolate brown hair dye, but now seems to have chosen a new red color! We wonder if it is for an upcoming movie!

    Next up for Margot is the film Suite Française, also starring Michelle Williams, Sam Riley, Matthias Schoenaerts, and more. Look out for the film, which is supposed to hit theaters sometime this year!

    More walking photos at the:

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    Liam Payne and his on-again girlfriend Sophia Smith stay close as they head out of their hotel on Sunday afternoon (June 1) in Manchester, England.
    The adorable couple left with Liam‘s One Direction bandmate Niall Horan for their final show in the city.
    “Manchester has been unreal last couple of nights, atmosphere, stadium, weather, all of it! Tonight is gona be great too,” Niall tweeted before the concert.

    Earlier that week, One Direction took center stage during their Where We Are tour in Sunderland.

    Niall fan pics


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    Police are investigating a possible break-in at Miley Cyrus' home in the Valley AGAIN ... TMZ has learned.

    Law enforcement sources tell us Miley's assistant came home around midnight Saturday/Sunday morning when she noticed things were not in the right place -- so she called cops.

    We're told once again there was no sign of forced entry ... so officers will review Miley's security footage to look for any clues. A fingerprint unit is also on the way to her house.

    Miley was not home at the time.


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    Rejoice, Sherlockians/Sherlock Holmies. While the fourth season of “Sherlock” is still in limbo, season three will stream exclusively on Netflix starting Monday.
    The service will also stream three half-hour behind-the-scenes specials titled “Sherlock Uncovered” following each episode. This will culminate in an hour-long feature, “Unlocking Sherlock,” about the making of the British drama.
    Exec producer Steven Moffat and his wife, producer Sue Vertue, talked to Vulture about the hit series, but were unable to divulge details about when new episodes will be shot.
    “We’re literally in the middle of working out what we’re doing and the dates we’ve got,” Vertue told Vulture. “It’s a bit of a watch-this-space, I’m afraid.”
    They were also coy about a “Sherlock” standalone special, which star Martin Freeman teased last month.
    “It’s all going in the right direction,” Moffat said, dodging the question. “There’s nothing to worry about. Everyone’s very willing to make it work.


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    "Discussing Game 7 strategy."

    "This picture makes me sad. Awesome picture... but it makes me sad."


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    DENVER —Jack Elway, the 24-year-old son of Broncos legend John Elway, was arrested for a domestic violence incident Friday.

    According to court records, Jack Elway faces disturbing the peace and assault charges for the incident that occurred on Colfax Avenue and North Lipan Street.

    The victim reported the incident to Auraria Campus Police. He was later picked up at his home.

    Jack was arraigned on Saturday. A judge set bond at $550. A protection order was issued for the victim.

    He was bonded out by his father. His next scheduled court appearance is June 5.

    Broncos Executive Director of Media Relations Patrick Smyth released the following statement in regards to the issue: "This is a personal family matter and the Broncos will not have any additional comment on it."


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