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    Hulk Hogan's ex-wife Linda Hogan let it all hang out in a new music video ... by flashing her behemoth badonkadonk in a thong and sheer dress type thing.

    The 52-year-old blonde bombshell stars in hip hop artist Ricky Romance's latest video entitled "MILF" and does her best Coco impersonation by exposing all of her orange mother-of-two posterior loveliness.

    Besides showing off all her God given talents, Linda did some serious method acting by making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in full face and a horrendous animal print bikini.

    Linda is now a video ho...gan.


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    September 25 will be the release date of Sundark & Riverlight, Patrick Wolf's re-imagining previously recorded tracks.

    When Patrick Wolf was 19, he released his very first EP, The Patrick Wolf EP. Back then, he was playing in folk clubs and galleries and on the street, playing with just one instrument and no microphone. He recorded his first album with a 4-track and a laptop and whatever else he could find.

    Yet more than this, Patrick Wolf seemed timeless, out of step with the musical climate then and now. Toasting his tenth year in the music industry, the songwriter is planning an unusual double album. Now, Patrick Wolf's celebrating 10 years of crankin' out tunes by releasing Sundark & Riverlight via his own label, Bloody Chamber Music, as well as Essential Music. It's a double album that will feature re-recordings of songs from all over Wolf's catalog, songs that still resonate with him today. Wolf says, "As a songwriter I realised that some songs take on a life of their own once released. I never knew that 'Paris' from Lycanthropy would become such an anthem for my crowd. (I used to sing along with 'Paris' when I saw him live and I ain't even ashamed.)

    "Often when I sing the songs live after they are recorded, new words or meanings come to light then I improvise depending on how I am feeling that night. I thought it was time after ten years to take a moment to understand and document what these songs have grown up to be while I've been traveling them around the world the last decade.

    "[...] This project started when I realized I had reached a ten-year jubilee as a recording artist. My first EP came out when I was 19 and in the ten years hence, my voice has grown with me. I started out playing with just one instrument and singing with no microphones in folk clubs, on the streets and galleries. I missed that raw communication so much and the spontaneous energy of that live situation. When I went to the studio I thought I was going to record a one-man solo album, but I started to dream, and heard bassoons and bodhrans. This is my first totally acoustic album and so I made certain that we were working with analogue tape and recording equipment."

    Wolf recorded this completely acoustic album in Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios. He recorded the string quartet on the balcony of the wood room studio so that, for the listener, they'll sound like they're playing somewhere near the sun. He recorded the woodwind quartet in The Pool Studio, where he hoped to create the sound of a reflection on water.

    QNews: How are you going, Patrick?
    Patrick Wolf: I'm great thank you, just well, just very fine thank you.

    T: Where have we got you today?
    P: In my kitchen. (lol)

    T: Are you already in Oz, or are you in your hometown?
    P: I am in London, yeah, I have got a lot of preparing and working on artwork and videos before I can get on the plane to Australia.

    T: Would this be your second time here in Oz, what anniversary does this make this?
    P: I think it is my third tour . . . no. No; fourth time back.

    T: And this will be the first time hitting Australia since the release of Lupercalia?
    P: Yeah, I tried to make it happen so much, but the ten year anniversary was coming up and I always said to myself, "When I was younger, I would make an album when I started song writing."

    T: I have read that it is just going to be you and one other person as the band, what inspired that?
    P: Well, it is something that I haven't really extensively toured, and Australia gets the first blast of this new album. This album is really looking back on the ten years and choosing the songs that really mean the most to me. I am doing one show in London then off to Australia, I am going back to before my first EP came out when I used to bask and play in folk clubs without microphones and back then I would play songs for my supper. I really think you have to look back before you can go forward.

    T: Is this new album more of an instrumental? Is there a band backing, or is there going to be the sound effect of you and another person on stage?
    P: There is a little bit of embellishment on the idea, but basically I was listening to a lot of Johnny Cash and a lot of albums that are just one voice and one instrument, and I thought it was time that I really strip down to those base instruments. I think it's a chance as well to recreate songs that were a little lost in the production and lost with the pompousness and theatre which I've become allergic to as I have gotten older.

    T: What sort of songs do you think of when you say that? It's not ‘The City' at all or is it early stuff?
    P: No, not at all. I think I really hit my stride on the last album and I am really proud of how it sounds, I don't think I would really change anything on that. I am doing a cover of 'House' on the new record because I always felt there was a little Latin heartbeat to it than the production that was there. I am not really one to have regrets, so this isn't a way to raise the regrets of production over the years. I love it for its time but maybe not in 5 years and the other thing is that my voice has changed tons since the early albums. My sister studied opera at school and they always made the boys wait till they were 27 or 29 to start their degrees because that is when their voices were fully developed.

    T: I had read in press releases that you had met a boy and you were very much in love, and I think themes like that were very noticeable in Lupercalia; with this new album what are your themes and messages?
    P: I think that if we go to the LGBT world, Bermondsey Street became very important over the last two years of touring for me and my audience as a kind of statement. It is a protest song that I never thought would really turn into one. Touring in Russia and having a lot of fans turn up from the Ukraine and kind of seeing the crumbling of civil rights in Russia and I kind of came out of that feeling that if I ever readdress that song that is was for Russia.

    T: Well I think we could use that support here if you're inspired by what is going on here with Queensland Government?
    P: Well exactly, and the thing is a song like 'The City,' I think it was by accident that my relationship went public. I am not really used to people prying into my private life too much. At first, I felt very over exposed and wondered where that privacy that any couple straight or gay would have was. It was like I would pick up the paper and read about my civil union and there would be one line about the music. Then I would think, 'As long as it makes someone out there happy and less exposed' then I am fine with it.

    T: Just on the LGBT topic whenever you do google Patrick Wolf or search you on wikipedia they do like to talk about your private life, they do like to label you. We recently had a band here called Operator Please and the bass guitarist was labelled as coming out but as he put it he was just always that way he never actually came out, was that the case for you, do you think we have come a long way?
    P: I don't think we have come anywhere. I think we have gone backwards; the reason is, when I was a teenager and everyone would say, 'What are you going to do?' And at that time I was already sleeping around and I was comfortable in my sexuality, I was dreaming of falling in love and meeting the right boy and experimenting with girls. I loved rock and roll and the freedom and escapism that came from it. The rock and roll era that died with the influx of RnB and this influx of Machoism and the music industry has become very heterosexual. It used have this idea of peace and it would be hip and cool to be androgynous or gay. It's good to promote these things, but now there is no rock and roll spirit. It's all about fucking women and get your boobs out - it's very hetro. I will continue to stand on my own two feet and be who I am whether I sell 2 records or 2 billion records.

    T: What is your following like in the UK and Australia given you have the alternative music followers and other communities?
    P: I think with the last album the way that it was presented, despite me complaining about the whole civil union thing here, the music was amazing. I played on Radio 2 over here which is a very family orientated mainstream radio station. I really kind of broke through into this amazing new audience which I always wanted. I wanted all the undergrounds and the freaks to be in the audience as the mums, dads and grandmas.

    T: Now do you already have a plan on what you are going to look like when we see you at the Tivoli in September?
    P: To be honest, this album is really about touching base with the energy of how I started, at the beginning of the year I shaved my head and when I looked in the mirror I didn't recognise myself. When I was 12 I went into the city and bleached my hair blond like Debbie Harry and that started the trend of never seeing my hair colour. I thought I might have great hair or something but I didn't and now I look how my mum and dad made me and it is kind of quite enjoy it at the moment. I am also making two special outfits just for Australia out of tablecloths.


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    Carolina Panther's quarterback Cam Newton, 23, and New York Jets' quarterback Tim Tebow, 25, cover GQ's September issue. Check out more pictures under the cut.

    He's android-perfect, a video-game avatar of a quarterback. Last year Cam Newton busted NFL records, threw for a historic 4,051 yards, and fulfilled all the promise of his number-one-draft-pick hype. And that was just his rookie year. This season? Prepare to be entertained

    There are two foundations of American style, and pretty much every true-blue piece of Yank apparel can be traced back to them: the university and the military. Long before American teens went to college to learn about Keynesian economics and how to fashion a ripping bong out of a two-liter bottle, higher education was the place for varsity jackets, cardigans, and scarves in school colors. The military, meanwhile, gave us functional gear like Henleys, cargo pants, and tough-as-nails outerwear. Thing is, college kids and soldiers didn't abandon all this stylish, practical stuff when they graduated or returned to civilian life. They brought it with them. So it goes with Cam Newton: He left Auburn University early to snatch riches and records in the NFL, but in an easygoing mix of America's iconic sportswear, he looks athletic, intelligent, and tough. Like a one-man superpower.


    No. No, I have not. A fragile Jets fan and fierce denialist tries to make his peace with the arrival of Tebowmania in New York.


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    About the Character:
    A former Career tribute from District 1, Cashmere and her brother Gloss (who is also competing in the Games) are enamored of the Capitol.

    Stephanie Leigh Schlund:
    Stephanie Leigh Schlund grew up in the Atlanta Metro Area. In 2008, while on a Trip to LA, she found herself becoming one of the Newest Models on the popular game show, The Price Is Right. Working on The Price Is Right helped her to pursue her love of Acting. Soon after, she accepted Roles on Lifetime’s Hit Series, “Drop Dead Diva”, Nicolas Sparks/Disney, “The Last Song” and Fox’s newly anticipated series, “The Following”, set to Air this Fall. Stephanie is excited to be playing the role of “Cashmere” in The Hunger Games sequel, “Catching Fire”. She looks forward to working with Lionsgate and Francis Lawrence, along with the other cast.


    Her bio reads like the an understudy in a playbill. Also, the random capitalization is from the source.

    for those that don't remember the character: http://thehungergames.wikia.com/wiki/Cashmere

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    Ryan Lochte is dipping his toe in the acting pool. The 11-time Olympic medalist will guest-star in an episode of 90210‘s upcoming fifth season, TVLine has learned exclusively. Playing himself, the aquatic superstar will turn up as a guest at a resort where the recently-reunited Naomi and Max are staying in an attempt to strengthen their relationship.

    Lochte — who made his debut as a thesp last week in two Funny or Die videos — has been vocal about his desire to take on Hollywood after his strong showing at the 2012 London Games. However, his interests initially seemed to be of the reality variety, with the swimmer naming both Dancing With the Stars and The Bachelor as dream projects. 
    90210 returns to The CW on Monday, Oct. 8 at 8/7c, with Lochte’s installment airing Oct. 29.


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  • 08/14/12--09:23: Celebrity picture post
  •  Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

    AnnaLynne McCord, Nicole Scherzinger and Meagan Good at a Will.i.am charity event

    Cory Monteith

    Jennifer Garner and Samuel

    Diego Boneta in Mexico

    Pippa Middleton attends the premiere of Shadow Dancer'

    Kevin Jonas and wife Danielle

    Cheryl Cole, Nicole Roberts and Kimberley Walsh

    Little Mix at the radio studios

    Kate Beckinsale in Dublin

    Berlin Premiere of Total Recall

    Matt Bellamy and Kate Hudson

    Alexa Chung

    Nicki Minaj performs on the Today show


    Willow Smith

    Jessica Alba

    Rosamund Pike

    Chace Crawford attends the 17th Annual GenArt Film Festival Premiere of The Silent Thief at School of Visual Arts Theater 

    Amy Childs

    Amy Smart

    Rumer Willis and Jayson Blair

    Ali Larter

    Teresa and Joe Giudice

    Jerry Ferrera and Katie Cassidy

    Matt Bomer and Kit

    Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson


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    The third season of The Voice brings on a new set of mentors to assist the coaches, none more attention-grabbing than Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, who's working with Christina Aguilera.

    While that may seem like an odd pairing, Aguilera tells Rolling Stone they've had a blast. "It’s nice to get together and both vent and laugh," she says. "We laughed our asses off, oh my God, we made each other laugh."

    For Aguilera, who said at a recent press junket for The Voice that she is working on a new album, it was inspiring to be around Armstrong, who is as involved in the process of making Green Day's albums as Aguilera is with her music.

    "I think that sometimes pop music does get stereotyped as 'We don’t have as much control or say-so over the creative works behind the producing and what not,'" she says. "I specifically am an artist that's very involved in my own producing, creative and all of the efforts that go into putting together my album as an artist."

    Aguilera didn't reveal much about the new album, only she is excited about it and the lead single is called "Your Body," but she did talk about her process. "I'm one that likes to collaborate, I love feeding off the creative energy and it only makes me better," she says.

    She feels the show is pushing her in the direction she wants to go. "I'm on a continual path both personally and professionally," she says. "All around it's my goal to better myself as a person and an artist and the show is one of those contributing factors and the guys are great friends at this point. It's fun collaborating with them at this point."

    Fellow coach Adam Levine has also teamed with a great mentor in superstar Mary J. Blige. Though she's there to help the aspiring singers, Levine has the privilege of hearing words of wisdom from one of the great voices in music, something he's basking in.

    "Not only does Mary J. inspire me to be better at what I do and just better at life, she is an inspiring figure and always has been to me," he says.

    Like Aguilera though, he takes as much inspiration at this point from his fellow coaches as from the mentors. "Everybody on the show inspires me to be better at what I do," he says. "You see a great performance, you're like, 'Shit, I better step it up a notch.' Which is great, people surprise you and what everyone on this show has been capable of doing has been really remarkable."



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    ROMULUS, Mich. — The only person who survived a plane crash near Detroit Metropolitan Airport a quarter of a century ago said she thinks about the wreck every day.

    Cecelia Cichan discussed the crash for "Sole Survivor," an upcoming documentary featuring stories of plane crash survivors.

    "I think about the accident every day. It's kind of hard not to think about it when I look in the mirror," she said in a clip from the film that was broadcast by WDIV-TV in Detroit.

    An image shows Cichan with a tattoo of an airplane on her wrist.

    Thursday marks 25 years since Northwest Airlines Flight 255 crashed in the Detroit suburb of Romulus, killing 154 people on board. Two people also died on the ground.

    The Phoenix-bound plane was just clearing the runway at 8:46 p.m. when it tilted slightly. The left wing clipped a light pole, and the damaged airliner sheared the top off a rental car building. The McDonnell Douglas MD80 left a half-mile trail of bodies, charred wreckage, magazines and trays of food along Middle Belt Road when it crashed on Aug. 16, 1987.

    The National Transportation Safety Board concluded the plane's crew failed to set the wing flaps properly for takeoff. The agency also said a cockpit warning system did not alert the crew to the problem.

    Cichan was 4 at the time. Her parents and brother were killed. She is now married, and her name is Cecelia Crocker.

    Romulus fire Lt. John Thiede, who played an important role in removing Cichan from the wreckage so she could receive medical attention for the severe burns she suffered, has kept in touch with her, talking on the phone and meeting in person on Cichan's wedding day.

    "To see her come down the aisle, I came to tears," he told WDIV.

    Source 1 | Source 2 (film web site)

    I just thought this was a super interesting story that a lot of people on ONTD might not be familiar with. One thing that always stuck with me is that her grandparents called the hospital and said if the little girl who survived was wearing purple nail polish it their granddaugther.

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    Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears have been pitted against each other since they first broke out into superstardom as teens, but the competition doesn't seem to go past the tabloid pages.

    While promoting season 3 of NBC's The Voice (premiering Sept. 10 at 8 p.m.) at an intimate event at producer Mark Burnett's house on Sunday night, Aguilera addressed Spears' addition to the reality TV landscape as a judge on The X Factor.

    "I came up with Britney [on] The Mickey Mouse Club [and] we were very close. Our paths have always crossed and they will continue to cross," Aguilera said. "I welcome her to this family of fun and entertainment and finding talent as well."

    She added that Spears "is a pro" who will "give great advice" to aspiring entertainers.

    "I don't know the formats of other shows, I only know the show that I'm on, but I welcome these very talented women," she added.

    As for any lingering pop rivalry?

    "I'm not down with [pitting women against women] at this point of my life," she said. "I have no patience for it so I'm like 'the more the merrier.' It's a fun thing to be a part of and I think she'll have fun with it."

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    Former "Baywatch" babe Donna D'Errico is recovering from some painful face injuries she suffered during an expedition to find Noah's Ark in Turkey.

    D'Errico just released some photos ... in which the actress appears to be sporting multiple cuts and bruises around her mouth and cheek ... and a laceration on her leg.

    It's unclear how Donna suffered the injuries.

    Donna had been planning the trip to Mount Ararat for years ... claiming she's wanted to go hunting for the ark ever since she was a little girl.


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    Pop up shops, ice cream pops, and pops of summer colors took over at producer Jennifer Klein’s 14th Annual Day of Indulgence party on Sunday, where guests including Jennifer Lawrence, Christina Hendricks, Leslie Mann, Michelle Trachtenberg, Rashida Jones, Elisha Cuthbert, and Hailee Steinfeld enjoyed a girls-only day of pampering, shopping, and sun. “It’s like a girls bonding day,” Hendricks told InStyle.com. “I like that it’s just women. And I like that you run into a lot of friends and just relax. And, of course, the shopping!” Yes, the shopping—guests left Klein’s Los Angeles home weighted down with bags of goodies, including clothes from Intermix, jewelry by Lizzie Scheck, a Clarisonic cleaning system, an Amazon Kindle, Givenchy mascara, Sperry Topsider shoes, Skullcandy aviators, and more. See more photos from inside the party—and find out what the stars hauled home—in the gallery.

    Kerry Washington

    "It's this urban legend and you walk in and you're like, 'Oh my God,'" it's amazing," Washington (in a Madewell dress and Coach bag) said of Klein's annual event. "It's such a treat, it's like Christmas in the mid-summer. Every year I find surprises and discover new things." Some of the highlights this year included C. Wonder home items, leather handbags from Treesje, Fresh Sugar lip bar with all new shades, and Catherine Weitzman’s new line of silver.

    Malin Akerman

    The actress enjoyed some pampering, courtesy of Caudalie Spa, Murad massages, eyelash and relexology by Nerida Joy, and mani-pedis by Jessica Nail Clinic. "I'm not a girly girl at all," she said. "But I'm happy to come and get a foot massage and get my feet looking pretty. My husband will be happy!"


    Jennifer Lawrence

    The Hunger Games heroine enjoyed Yogurtland frozen yogurt while browsing the AllSaints section. "I'm a huge fan of the brand," she said.


    Christina Hendricks

    "I have a million pairs, I live in them," the Mad Men star said of her favorite footwear, Havianas, and picked up a few more to add to her stash at the soiree, including a pair in lime and pink.

    Leslie Mann and Michelle Trachtenberg

    Before Leslie Mann picked up a Spanx bra (for herself) and a Nike Fuel band (for husband Judd Apatow), she caught up with Michelle Trachtenberg inside. "I love just running into old friends and people you don't get to see all the time," Mann (in Zac Posen) said.

    Madeleine Stowe and Andie MacDowell

    Madeleine Stowe (in Alaia) and Andie MacDowell (in an Abercrombie & Fitch tank) were first-timers to the event, and walked away with a goodie bag of treats. MacDowell wore her new TOMS sunnies out of the party, while Stowe picked up a kaftan and maxi dress from Little Woo along with the Lacoste tote, Laura Mercier beauty products, and Helen Ficalora elephant pendant given to all guests.

    Rashida Jones

    The Parks and Recreation star made stops at the Velvet section before picking up Citizens of Humanity jeans, Bare Escentuals makeup, and Kate Spade sunglasses.

    Lizzy Caplan

    Being a first-time attendee, Caplan (in a Madewell dress and Coach bag) was excited for one thing—the ultimate suitcase filled with goodies Klein hand-packs for every guest. "Is it wrong that I'm most excited about a new piece of luggage?" she said. Absolutely not! The carrier was filled with fun, including a yearlong pass to AMC Theatres, gift certificates to spas and hotels (like Four Seasons Nevis, Calistoga Ranch, St. Regis Princeville Kauai), new pieces from Joe Fresh's fall collection, and Prevage skin care products.

    Hailee Steinfeld

    Steinfeld (in Tory Burch) enjoyed a sugar break with Bardot Ice Cream Bars and jars full of candy before heading outside to shop with her mom, who she brought to the event. "I don't know where to start!"

    Deborah Ann Woll

    The True Blood star (in Tory Burch) caught up with pals while getting pampered. "I've never had a facial, so this is all very new to me," she told InStyle.com. "I feel like a teenager getting a makeover, which is very sweet!"

    Elisha Cuthbert

    Sophia Bush


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    JOE DEMPSIE – Murder he wrote

    Joe Dempsie first hit screens in an explosion of pills and chaos as party animal Chris in Skins and since exiting the show, he’s graduated on to cult favourites Game Of Thrones and This Is England ’86. Wonderland caught up with the Nottingham lad for an exclusive photoshoot and to find out about his lead role in BBC drama Murder.

    You first came to public attention with Chris in Skins. Do you have any plans to reprise the role for its final series?

    The show was a massive break for all of us and I think what they’re doing with the last few episodes is a great idea, but if I’m honest I doubt I’d reprise my role. It opened a lot of doors for me but it also closed one or two initially. I kind of spent a few years after doing Skins living in the shadow of the show.

    Nicholas Hoult and Dev Patel have gone onto have amazing big screen success. Do you still keep in contact with the guys?

    Yeah, we’re pretty much all in contact. Dev is in L.A a lot being world-famous and going to the Oscars and stuff, but when he’s in London or if I’m in the States then we’ll always make time to meet up. Nick is here, there and everywhere. All we normally get to know about Nick is that he lives on planet Earth. He’s filming something new at the minute so when he’s done we’ll be sure to hang out.

    Did you carry on watching the show once you’d exited after the second series?

    I did for a while. I’m friends with Jack O’Connell who played Cook, so I was keeping tabs on him via the show. Barring that I haven’t really seen any of the new series but I’ve met the cast and they seem like a great bunch.

    Was it a conscious decision for you to break your ground in the UK rather than to try and crack America?

    Not really. Nick had already had a successful career in movies before we did Skins and everyone knew him from About A Boy. That’s kind of what Skins was initially sold on, that weird looking kid from About A Boy is all grown up and looking sexy, having sex and doing drugs. Nick was always destined to graduate into the big league. With Dev, I think him landing the part in Slumdog Millionaire was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It was amazing to watch him and the year that followed.

    Do you think that Skins was the right platform for you to kickstart your career from?

    Yeah, without a doubt. I don’t think the Skins cast didn’t get the credit they deserved for the performances that they gave. The programme dealt with a lot of issues and wasn’t just about teenage hedonism.

    What was your first ever role?

    I got my first role before I’d even thought about acting as a career. I took part in a Junior Television Workshop in Nottingham, which was kind of like a drama youth club. It was set up in the 80s by ITV as they had studios up north and they wanted to get some local kids involved. In my first year I landed a part in Peak Practice. Attending that workshop has definitely moulded me into the actor that I’ve become.

    You play the lead role of Stefan in upcoming BBC drama Murder. Can you tell us a little bit more about it?

    We shot it in Edinburgh and it’s directed by Birger Larsen, who directed The Killing. I spent a week helping various actresses perfect their Nottingham accent as that’s where the show is set and that’s where I’m from. I started reading their scripts and noticed a couple of male parts so decided I’d try out for an audition. The character was 37 in the script so I thought I’d try my luck anyway and hopefully they’d call me back to try for the younger guy’s role. They ended up bringing the age down for me.

    You play Gendry in Games Of Thrones which has a massive cult following. How did that happen?

    I auditioned for a couple of roles before landing the part of Gendry. My character could be the heir to the throne and he just doesn’t know about it. There are people out to get him. I hadn’t heard of any of the books before, but I mentioned to a friend that i was up for a part and he could’t believe it. He’s a massive fantasy fan. At the time I had none of the physical attributes that was required for the role so I hit the gym and dyed my hair. Unfortunately though, I’m still a bit short.

    You also took on a role in Merlin. Is fantasy a favoured genre?

    The weird thing is is that it’s a genre that I have no interest in whatsoever. I think the reason why Game Of Thrones is so popular is because those fantasy elements are used very sparingly. It’s not all monsters, dragons and wizards. It has more in common with a show like Sopranos than it does Lord Of The Rings.

    What else is in store for you for the rest of 2012?

    Filming Game Of Thrones is going to keep me occupied until late October. It’s been a good year all in all and I just want to keep on working. And I’m not usually one for patriotism but it’s been really good year to be British.

    Murder will premiere on 26th August on BBC2 at 10pm.

    WORDS: Shane Hawkins
    IMAGES: Luc Coiffait
    STYLING: Krishan Parmar


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    Jeremy Renner certainly isn't keeping up with the Kardashians.

    The 41-year-old actor recently labeled the family as "ridiculous people with zero talent" -- joining the ranks of Daniel Craig, who likened the Kardashians to acting like "f**king idiots on television."

    When Britain's The Guardian brought up the Kardashians during a recent interview Renner said, "Oh, all those ridiculous people with zero talent who spend their lives making sure everyone knows their name. Those stupid, stupid people."

    Mad Men star Jon Hamm also slammed the Kardashians in March when he told Elle UK, "We're at a place where the idea of being 'elite' is somehow considered a negative. Whether it's Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated.

    "Being a f**king idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you're rewarded significantly. It's celebrated. It doesn't make sense to me."

    But Kim Kardashian isn't worried about who likes her and who doesn't, because as RadarOnline.com exclusively reported, her only concern is quickly divorcing Kris Humphries so she can marry Kanye West.


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    Like everyone else, I found the article from Press Association truly disappointing. Cumberbatch is notorious for being long winded and it's so easy for highlights to make him sound like a total ass. The Radio Times magazine article is actually huge, and the full thing can be read under the cut.

    (right click and open in a new tab should bring the scans to full size.)

    (scans courtesy of Ladyt220 on tumblr)

    Do I think he shouldn't have said some things? Absolutely. But at least this puts everything in the right context. The man certainly needs to keep away from the press. I personally would rather have someone who speaks his mind than a complete fake though.

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    It’s that time of the year when people who have say over such things get to decide when words we’ve been using for ages become real, legitimate dictionary words. That happens more than once, actually, since there are more than one legitimate dictionary, but this time around we get to see what Merriam-Webster officially considers a word. The list of words will be included in the 2012 update of the Merrian-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, and it includes a hefty amount of casual slang, from “man cave,” to “sexting,” to “f-bomb.” That’s right, “f-bomb” is now a legitimate word, and you can drop them into messages while sexting from your man cave and Merriam-Webster will have your back if anyone calls your use of illegitimate words into question.

    Among the sexting f-bombs, which immediately looks like a great name for a modern day Scott Pilgrim tribute band, Merriam-Webster included some less silly words, and also updated some definitions. The choice list that Merriam-Webster provided for us is as follows:

    aha moment
    bucket list
    cloud computing
    energy drink
    game changer
    man cave
    systemic risk

    A less ridiculous mix. If you’re wondering, an earworm isn’t being listed as a bug, it’s being listed as a song that gets stuck in your head that you can’t get out. People in the tech and blogging worlds would be pretty happy that “cloud computing” and “mash-up” are now legitimate words, but along with those words, we had to pay the “sexting” price. The pronunciation of “f-bomb” is fairly amusing to look at: ˈef-ˌbäm. “Underwater” is a term that existed previously, but was updated with a new definition related to mortgages: “having, relating to, or being a mortgage loan for which more is owed than the property securing the loan is worth.”

    Merriam-Webster Editor-at-Large Peter Sokolowski, referring to some of the new words like “bucket list” and “man cave,” said they’re colorful and show that “English-speakers can be very creative as they describe the world around them,” which is a positive way to support adding “f-bomb” to your dictionary of legitimate words. We approve. Amusingly, Merriam-Webster used Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” to help explain the term “mash-up,” and it appears the folks over at Merriam-Webster spend a decent amount of time bouncing around YouTube. We continue to approve, and can’t wait to see what silly slang becomes official words in 2013. I have my heart set on “pwn.”


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    Disney’s Frozen is hardly an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen‘s The Snow Queen, and the new synopsis proves that. Last month, the first details of the movie were finally revealed, as well as the first two members of the voice cast – Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel. The story felt like it would be somewhat grounded in Andersen’s tale. But now, a new extended description reveals that Frozen is more of an original Disney story.

    The first official blurb about the movie went a little like this:

    In Frozen, a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, so Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, on the grandest of journeys to find the Snow Queen (voice of Idina Menzel) and put an end to the icy spell. Encountering Everest-like extremes, mystical creatures and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

    Now, Bleeding Cool has obtained a new and extended synopsis that reveals more unique characters and plot twists.

    When Anna is cursed by her estranged sister, the cold-hearted Snow Queen, Anna’s only hope of reversing the curse is to survive a perilous but thrilling journey across an icy and unforgiving landscape. Joined by a rugged, thrill-seeking outdoorsman, his one-antlered reindeer and a hapless snowman, Anna must race against time, conquer the elements and battle an army of menacing snowmen if she ever hopes to melt her frozen heart.

    As new details come in, the story seems to be distancing itself more and more from Andersen’s original Snow Queen. The “one-antlered reindeer and hapless snowman” are original and unique characters that seem to have been added for children’s entertainment. Back in 2010, the story was shelved because the script wasn’t good enough. It seems that the writers finally figured out what the story was missing – more characters!

    Andersen’s tale centers around a little girl who sets out to rescue her friend, a little boy named Kai, after he’s kidnapped by the Snow Queen. Since there’s no mention of Kai anywhere in Disney’s new synopsis, it seems like the studio is using Andersen’s story as more of a foundation, plus they’ve still got the character of the Snow Queen in the mix.

    Frozen is directed by Tarzan‘s Chris Buck, produced by Peter Del Vecho (The Princess and the Frog), and will feature original music by Robert Lopez (Book of Mormon). The animated movie is set to hit theaters on November 27, 2013.


    No. No. No. NO. I have no hope for this film anymore, considering the horrid title, and the fact that it's not original hand drawn animation...AND the story butchery....ngl Eartha Kitt would have made an awesome Snow Queen

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    We were promised additional films, and they have arrived. The Toronto International Film Festival has added more films to its Special Presentations and Gala sections, and the highlights include the worst kept secret in the world, Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," Walter Salles' "On The Road," Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy," and three rather strong films that are making their premiere in Venice first, including Spike Lee's Michael Jackson documentary, "Bad 25," Brian DePalma's heavily anticipated "Passion" starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace, and Harmony Korine's "Springbreakers," starring James Franco and many young up-and-coming starlets.

    The TIFF Galas are now at 20 pictures, Special Presentations are at 70, and the festival already has 200 films to its name. Even more announcements will be coming soon, but we imagine the the biggest names have already been announced. Other highlights include Nick Cassavetes' "Yellow," Susanne Bier's "Love Is All You Need," Paul Andrew Williams' "Song For Marion" starring Terence Stamp, Vaness Redgrave and Gemma Arteton, "Greetings from Tim Buckley" starring Imogen Poots and Penn Badgley, and Claude Miller's "Thérèse Desqueyroux."

    source: http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/the-master-and-more-join-the-2012-tiff-line-up-20120814

    I'm so excited for Passion and Greetings from Tim Buckley!

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    Though not quite as big as his sister Julianne (Rock of Ages), Derek Hough has reached a level of celebrity via his gig on Dancing with the Stars. So you’d think he’d be used to people asking for a photograph. But, according to the increasingly accurate National Enquirer, the blond hoofer, 27, threw a hissy fit when a fan tried to take his picture at Jam, a gay club in Hough’s hometown of Salt Lake City:

    Sexy pro dancer Derek Hough donned some shiny silver pants and shook his fanny at a popular Salt Lake City gay club — but then freaked out when a fan tried to take his picture!

    The talented 27-year-old has been dogged by gay rumors for years despite having a string of girlfriends. And although it’s been reported that he is dating “DWTS” contestant and opera singer Katherine Jenkins, she was nowhere in sight when Derek showed up at Jam, a gay club in his hometown, on July 21, a source confided.

    “I’m a big fan of Derek’s, and I always thought or HOPED he was gay,” Jam regular Ken lee told The Enquirer. “Seeing him shimmying with his buddies at the gay club wearing skintight, shiny silver pants just made my mind scream!”

    But Ken says when he approached Derek for a photo, the dancer “got all nervous and fidgety and stammered, ‘No, no, no — not here!’”

    “I was really careful about approaching him respectfully,” Ken explained. “I went up to Derek and said, ‘excuse me’ and asked very nicely if I could have a photo taken with him. Well, he couldn’t have been more rude or a bigger diva!

    “I was like, OK, he’s clearly not comfortable about having his picture taken in a gay bar. If you’re not gay, then what’s the problem? Derek’s behavior was very suspect.”

    “Derek very well may not be gay,”
    added Ken. “But he sure was dressed pretty and threw an impressive hissy fit when I asked for a photo!”

    Hough’s been dodging gay rumors since he first came on the scene, and his clumsy showmances with Shannon Elizabeth and Cheryl Cole haven’t helped. Neither has his close friendship with his sis’ boyfriend, Ryan Seacrest.

    Is he gay? We dunno—but you can’t be a celebrity and think you’re gonna be able to have some anonymity at a friggin’ gay bar. We notice those kinds of things!


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    Back in May, the estate of Michael Jackson announced plans to reissue the late King of Pop’s classic 1987 album BAD as a deluxe package called BAD 25, in celebration of the album’s 25th anniversary. Now, with the September 18 release of the three-CD/one-DVD set only weeks away, Epic and Legacy Recordings has revealed the track listing for the project.

    CD one features remastered original album tracks, including "Smooth Criminal," "Man in the Mirror," "Bad," "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Dirty Diana," as well as "Fly Away" and "Streetwalker," which were added to the BAD album as bonus tracks following its initial release.

    On CD two, fans will hear previously-unreleased demo recordings that Michael Jackson created at the studio located at his then-home on Hayvenhurst Ave. in Encino, California. The disc also will feature exclusive remixes by DJs Pitbull, Afrojack and Nero.

    To demonstrate Jackson’s creative processes, demo tracks in various stages of completion also will be included in the BAD anniversary package. For example, fans will hear the demo "Al Capone," which was an early incarnation of what went on to become "Smooth Criminal." In addition, there’s a track called "Song Groove" that later became known as "Abortion Papers," which, according to a press release, Jackson "spent considerable time in weighing how best to thoughtfully address something that was, and remains, a very personal and sensitive issue."

    The BAD re-release also includes a DVD featuring restored footage of Jackson’s July 16, 1988 concert at the original Wembley Stadium in London. The event was attended by Princess Diana, Prince Charles and 72,000 fans.

    The footage was sourced from Jackson's personal VHS copy of the performance (as shown on the JumboTrons during the concert). According to a press release, "The visuals have now been restored and the audio quality enhanced ... in 5.1 surround sound taken from the original multitrack recordings made that night."

    Audio of the live performance is captured on CD three of the BAD 25 package.

    In addition to the complete Wembley Show, the DVD will also contain "The Way You Make Me Feel" from Jackson's July 15th performance at Wembley Stadium. This is the only song not performed on July 16th due to the late start of that night's show.

    Also included are the thrilling early performances of "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" and "Bad" from the Yokohama Stadium performance in September of 1987 during the first leg of the BAD World Tour.

    The tracklisting for the deluxe edition of Michael Jackson's BAD 25 is as follows:

    CD ONE – Original Album
    1. 'Bad'
    2. 'The Way You Make Me Feel'
    3. 'Speed Demon'
    4. 'Liberian Girl'
    5. 'Just Good Friends'
    6. 'Another Part Of Me'
    7. 'Man In The Mirror'
    8. 'I Just Can't Stop Lovin' You'
    9. 'Dirty Diana'
    10. 'Smooth Criminal'
    11. 'Leave Me Alone'

    CD TWO – Bonus Tracks, Unreleased Tracks, Demos, Remixes
    1. 'Don't Be Messin' Around'
    2. 'I'm So Blue'
    3. 'Song Groove A/K/A Abortion Papers'
    4. 'Free'
    5. 'Price Of Fame'
    6. 'Al Capone'
    7. 'Streetwalker'
    8. 'Fly Away'
    9. 'Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu' ('I Just Can't Stop Loving You', Spanish Version)
    10. 'Je Ne Veux Pas La Fin De Nous' ('I Just Can't Stop Loving You', French Version)
    12. 'Speed Demon' (REMIX BY NERO)

    CD THREE – CD Live at Wembley Stadium July 16, 1988
    1. 'Wanna Be Startin' Somethin''
    2. 'This Place Hotel'
    3. 'Another Part Of Me'
    4. 'I Just Can't Stop Loving You'
    5. 'She's Out Of My Life'
    6. 'I Want You Back' / 'The Love You Save' / 'I'll Be There'
    7. 'Rock With You'
    8. 'Human Nature'
    9. 'Smooth Criminal'
    10. 'Dirty Diana'
    11. 'Thriller'
    12. 'Working Day And Night'
    13. 'Beat It'
    14. 'Billie Jean'
    15. 'Bad'
    16. 'Man In The Mirror'

    DVD – DVD Live at Wembley Stadium July 16, 1988
    1. 'Wanna Be Startin' Somethin''
    2. 'This Place Hotel'
    3. 'Another Part Of Me'
    4. 'I Just Can't Stop Loving You'
    5. 'She's Out Of My Life'
    6. 'I Want You Back' / 'The Love You Save' / 'I'll Be There'
    7. 'Rock With You'
    8. 'Human Nature'
    9. 'Smooth Criminal'
    10. 'Dirty Diana'
    11. 'Thriller'
    12. 'Bad Groove' (the Band Jam section)
    13. 'Working Day And Night'
    14. 'Beat It'
    15. 'Billie Jean'
    16. 'Bad'
    17. 'Man In The Mirror' (Encore)

    And Bonus Tracks Include:
    1. 'The Way You Make Me Feel' (Performed at Wembley the previous night, July 15, 1988)
    2. 'I Just Can't Stop Loving You'/'Bad' (Performed at Yokohama Stadium, September, 1987)

    Listen to Pitbull's remix of Michael Jackson's 1987 hit single BAD, below:


    Hey, some drama free Jackson news! Anyway, save for the remixes, this release sounds pretty awesome. :)

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