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CBS is going into business with Stephen King and Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment as part of its scripted push for summer 2013.
The network has ordered straight to series an adaptation of King's 2009 best-seller Under the Dome, scheduling the 13-episode effort for summer 2013, where it will join the recently revived second season of Poppy Montgomery starrer Unforgettable.
CBS Television Studios will produce the series in association with Spielberg's Amblin Television. Neal Baer (A Gifted Man, Law & Order: SVU), King, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider and comic scribe Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Lost), who penned the television adaptation, will serve as executive producers. Director Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Unforgettable) will direct the first episode. Under the Dome was initially developed for CBS corporate sibling Showtime, with the project first announced in August 2011.
Based on the book about locals at a small New England town that is suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome, its residents must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what the barrier is, where it came from and when -- and if -- it will go away.
"This is a great novel coming to the television screen with outstanding auspices and in-season production values to create a summer programming event," CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler said in announcing the news. "We’re excited to transport audiences Under the Dome and into the extraordinary world that Stephen King has imagined."
CBS and book publisher Simon & Schuster will cross-promote the television series and book in advance of the series' summer launch with the April re-release of the trade paperback and electronic editions of the effort. The network will also launch the series with a multiplatform window, with each installment available shortly after its original broadcast. CBS Television Distribution will handle domestic distribution, with CBS Studios International handling worldwide efforts.
Sorry For putting you through this
Even though she has been arrested twicein the last few months and has likely violated her probation, Lindsay Lohan is hoping to avoid any jail time by going to rehab for at least SIX MONTHS, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting!
"Lindsay's manager and agent have been telling her for months that she must go to rehab to save her life. Until now she has resisted, but after her arrest this morning she realizes she needs help," a source close to the troubled starlet exclusively tells ."It's very likely that Lindsay won't fight the probation violation charges and throw herself at the mercy of the court and hopes to avoid jail time by going to rehab for at least six months."
Lindsay was arrested again early Thursday morning in New York City at the club Avenue after she allegedly sucker punched a woman in the club.
As RadarOnline.com exclusively reported, "Lindsay was completely out of control. She was drinking way too much booze and was doing cocaine," a club insider revealed.
With the latest legal trouble, the source said Lindsay could be facing a maximum of 237 days behind bars.
"Because of jail overcrowding in Los Angeles though she would only serve 25 percemt of that time. The City Attorney will ask the judge to max Lindsay out and send her to jail," the source says.
I dont know if radar is a really good source, but they are saying that the girl she hit ask her for a picture, and that she was out of control, and doing cocaine. If this is not a wake up call for her, i dont know what is.
"People keep expecting me to fail. I'm going to continue to be huge." Inside the making of T.I.'s "Trouble Man."
I already posted the cover here.
T.I. Working on his new album Trouble Man via his facebook
On Aug. 31, 2011, Clifford "T.I." Harris Jr. walked out of Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Forrest City, a low-security federal prison in Forrest City, Ark., not quite a free man. The day marked the end of the chart-topping, Grammy Award-winning rapper/actor's second stint in Forrest City in as many years. And T.I., who had served 10 months of an 11-month sentence for probation violation stemming from a September 2010 traffic stop in Los Angeles, was elated. He boarded a private tour bus to make the 375-mile trip from Forrest City to a halfway house in Atlanta where he was scheduled to serve the remainder of his sentence, and he took to Twitter to celebrate his release:
"The storm is over & da sun back out. IT'S OUR TIME TO SHINE SHAWTY!!!!!"
But the sun quickly dimmed. Less than 24 hours later, T.I. was back in jail, embroiled in yet another legal entanglement, this time over exactly how he got from Forrest City to Atlanta. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, T.I.'s choice of transportation -- a luxury tour bus -- in addition to his fellow passengers, which included manager Brian Sher of Category 5 Entertainment, TV producer Cris Abrego and T.I.'s wife, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle Harris, violated the terms of his release, which prohibited T.I. from discussing business while traveling between the facilities. Though all parties aboard the bus denied discussing business during the trip, T.I.'s release coincided with the announcement of two new deals, one with HarperCollins for a fictional series written with David Ritz and the other for a new 10-episode reality series with VH1, which began filming as T.I. left FCI Forrest City and to which both Sher and Abrego were attached.
It took less than a day, but T.I. was already back to doing what he does best: stirring up controversy and breaking new business. (Attorney Jonathan Leonard later clarified that although the announcement of both deals had been timed to T.I.'s release, they had actually been inked earlier in the year.)
Two weeks later, and after aggressive lobbying of the Federal Bureau of Prisons by T.I.'s business and legal teams, T.I. was released from the U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta and sent to Dismas House in Atlanta to serve the remainder of his sentence. On Sept. 29, 2011, more than a year after he and Tiny were pulled over for making an illegal U-turn on Sunset Boulevard, T.I. -- who's posted three No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 and rung up three No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100 during the course of a seven-album, 11-year career that has registered 9 million-plus albums and 34 million tracks sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan -- was once again a free man.
On Dec. 18, T.I., now 32, will deliver his first album since his release. The project, "Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head," is the culmination of a year's worth of recording sessions dating back to the day he walked out of the halfway house. (Trouble Man's "G Season" was one of the first five tracks he recorded, he says.) The project, which features production by Rico Love, Pharrell Williams and T-Minus, among others-as well as appearances by a range of marquee artists including P!nk, Cee Lo Green, R. Kelly, B.o.B, Kendrick Lamar and OutKast's Andre 3000 (who delivers a head-spinning verse on the Williams-produced "Sorry") - is both a showcase for T.I.'s reintroduction to music and an exercise in juice.
It's been two years since T.I.'s last album, "No Mercy," bowed at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 with 159,000 sold in its first week, according to SoundScan. That project, which arrived Dec. 7, 2010, after T.I. had already checked back into FCI Forrest City, failed to deliver a runaway hit -- lead single "Get Back Up," featuring Chris Brown, stalled out at No. 70 on the Hot 100 -- and was widely regarded as a disappointment, crippled by T.I.'s incarceration. No Mercy has sold 588,000 to date, a stark contrast to 2008's "Paper Trail," which boasted back-to-back No. 1 singles in "Whatever You Like" and the Rihanna-assisted "Live Your Life," and set the stage for the blockbuster performance of "Swagga Like Us" alongside Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and a very pregnant M.I.A. at the 2009 Grammy Awards. "Paper Trail" bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a hefty 568,000 sold.
When T.I. first reported to FCI Forrest City, in May 2009, to serve a sentence of a year and a day for federal gun charges after attempting to illegally purchase machine guns and silencers from a bodyguard turned federal informant in October 2007 just hours before the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta, he walked in riding a wave of success buoyed by the strong performance of "Paper Trail," a newly minted Grammy (for best rap performance by a duo or group for "Swagga Like Us") and a hit TV show, MTV's "Road to Redemption," which chronicled T.I.'s community efforts in the lead-up to his jail time.
When he walked out the second time, in September of last year, he was widely regarded as a question mark. In the wake of his 2010 arrest -- for violating the terms of his probationary release on the gun charges by failing a drug test administered after the L.A. traffic stop -- many critics, fans and brands turned on him. Axe and Remy Martin both walked away from endorsement deals, and influential hip-hop website RapRadar.com called No Mercy the worst album of 2010. T.I., who kicked in the door for street-savvy solo Southern rappers with their sights set on mainstream success (a door that Lil Wayne would later skate through to the tune of 1 million sold in his first week), was considered by many to be a has-been.
For T.I. and his team, the past 14 months have been all about challenging and, ultimately, changing that perception.
The day before he was scheduled to turn in "Trouble Man," his last album under his current deal with Atlantic, T.I. spoke to Billboard about where he's been and where he's going, and how he hopes to get there from here.
You're turning in the album tomorrow. How does it feel?
[laughs] It's a blessing. It's a blessing to be at this stage in my career and continue to have, I guess, enough relevance to have an anticipated project. I'm real proud of it -- I just hope everybody else will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.
You recorded more than 100 songs for the album, right?
Yeah, it was like 126, 127, something like that.
Do you usually do that much work going into an album?
This might be the first time we cracked 100. Usually it's like 50 or 60. There's always an abundance of material.
Originally, you were looking at an early fourth-quarter, late third-quarter release. Now, here we are moving into December. Why the date shift?
It wasn't ready. I knew that this was a moment for me, and I had to dedicate the necessary time, attention and energy to ensuring that it would be of the classic proportion that I feel the fans deserve. I could have settled. I could have put an album out in September, but I still was on probation, which would have limited the amount of travel that I could do. So that was another factor that was extremely important. And all the songs that I've done since then, they take it over the top.
You mentioned the significance of this album for your career. Can you talk a bit about that?
It goes without saying that it's hard to attain a certain level of success. And it's hard to maintain this level of success and even more difficult when one is separated from your environment, especially if you're separated from the environment due to negative reasons. So coming back, most people aren't able to. And if you try to come back and you don't make it, it's probably lights out. To half-ass and take it lightly could end up catastrophic.
Looking back on "No Mercy," how do you feel about it?
Mixed feelings. On one hand, I feel like that was a throwaway project because if I never would've went to prison, it would have been completely different. On another hand I feel, "Man, I wasted some great songs on this project.""Poppin' Bottles" with Drake; "Castle Walls," the one with Christina Aguilera; and the Pharrell [Williams] record, "Amazing"-all of those records, if they were on another project or if I was present to work it the right way and wasn't going through what I was going through, those would be huge records. So I look back at it and I don't regret it. It is what it is. It's on me.
There are those who say that when rappers go to jail it makes them hot. What's your take on that?
I tell you what: If it did, I'd give it back in a second for the time that I lost. I can say that it has made me more famous, and people probably know my situation more than they know my music. However, it also interrupted a lot of very lucrative and noteworthy opportunities. In my case, I lost as much as I gained, probably.
You lost a lot of corporate sponsorships along the way. How are you finding those conversations today, now that you've been out for a year?
A lot of people are open to it. Everyone knows that America has a short-term memory and they're very forgetful and forgiving. I mean, I haven't even went out and checked. Don't get me wrong. When it's time to sponsor events for us, we don't have a shortage of takers. A lot of people want to be associated with our brand to create awareness of their brand, and they recognize our relevance and our influence on the marketplace.Now as far as people calling to make me the face of their brand, there has been nothing that I have taken seriously as of yet. People have inquired about building brands around my face and about building brand-new brands from scratch more so than associating me to an existing brand, with the exception of the Atlanta Hawks. We've had this very, very positive working relationship with the Atlanta Hawks for quite some time, and just recently they called me to broadcast two quarters of the Hawks game when they played the Miami Heat for Fox Sports South, and I had fun. They would like to further the relationship and see how we could do more together.
There's obviously a good track record for music and NBA partnerships.
You know what? Right now, I'm so focused on "Trouble Man," I'm not even really looking past Dec. 18. For this to be the absolute best body of work it could be, I had to turn stuff down. I had to have tunnel vision. Of course, I broke away for a month or two and I went and I did a movie. And I did a season of "Boss." But when I was doing that, when my attention was divided, the music wasn't working. So it required me to totally shut everything else off and dedicate myself 100% just in building this album. And that's the mind-set that I'm in: how to create the most awareness and anticipation for this album to be a classic.
Do you have your eye on a big spring tour?
Yeah, definitely. I just got to see what the most lucrative, reasonable opportunity is for me. I would like to focus more on my international presence. Due to my circumstances, a lot of people that know my music, know who I am and want to see me, but haven't had the opportunity because I haven't been afforded the opportunity to travel abroad. Now that I can, I would like to strengthen my international presence. I've never been to Africa. I've never been to China. Aside from seeing the world and living life, it's leaving a lot of money on the table. For an artist of my caliber, the global awareness of T.I. being a multiplatinum artist is probably the weakest of all the other multiplatinum artists simply because I haven't gone. Usually when most people take time to go do a tour, I do a movie. When they do international dates, I do a movie. And that's why I'm probably the strongest in film of the multiplatinum artists because I took the time to do movies rather than touring abroad. So it's a balance. Just like Justin Timberlake, he took time off music completely to only focus on film, and that's probably why he's the most strongly recognized singer-slash-actor in the game today. You put time into things and cultivate these opportunities and the amount of effort and energy you put in is the amount of result you'll see back from it-if you're any good at least.
What is it about acting do you enjoy? Is it the process? The payday? The exposure?
To be honest, all of the above. Well, I can't say the payday. I ain't had a huge payday yet. But it's a different level of respect associated with it and it surprises people. I enjoy shocking the shit out of folks. And at this level in my career, I can make an outstanding, phenomenal album, I can release an insanely successful and critically revered single, but people are going to say, "Ah, yeah, that's T.I., he's been doing that for years." Now, if I happen to be in a critically acclaimed film nominated for a Golden Globe or an Academy Award, then people are surprised and shocked.
Through the years, you've mentioned different people being supportive of everything you've gone through, including Eminem. Who else has been there to help?
As you mentioned, of course, Em. He was extremely supportive and inspirational during that time. Busta Rhymes, Puffy, Lyor Cohen, Russell Simmons, Nelly, David Banner, Charlie Mack, Will Smith. Will actually went as far as getting in touch with [attorney general] Eric Holder and the Obama administration trying to see if we could get some kind of release. He was very politely told that was not possible. [laughs]
It was the last time I was going back, and I was going to court for my probation violation. He was in deep discussions about it. And he's been a huge contributor to the administration, and I mean not just in finances, I'm talking about time and other kinds of efforts, so it ain't like his words were falling on deaf ears. But I understood. I didn't even expect no help. I didn't expect nobody to be able to help me. I knew I made my bed and I knew I had to lay in it.
Taylor Swift performs her new single "I Knew You Were Trouble" at the ARIA Awards.
i like that she's mixing up her performances
Sheldon is going to the principal's office on The Big Bang Theory.
Southland's Regina King has been tapped to guest star on the CBS hit, playing the director of employee relations at the university where Jim Parsons' neurotic doc is employed.
King will play Mrs. Davis, the head of human resources, who will have the unique pleasure of questioning Sheldon after the theoretical physicist lands in hot water following an uncomfortable conversation with his sexy assistant, Alex (Margo Harshman).
She's slated to first appear in a January episode of Big Bang Theory, reuniting with Johnny Galecki and showrunner Steve Molaro, with whom she participated in a USO Tour last spring.
On TNT's critical darling Southland, which was renewed for a fifth season set to return Feb. 13, King plays Detective Lydia Adams.
King becomes the latest guest star to join the CBS comedy this season, following Roseanne's Meagen Fay as Bernadette's mother, Star Trek's LeVar Burton, astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Bones' Ryan Cartwright as Penny's new classmate.
King, whose credits also include Ray and The Boondocks.
Justin Bieber is the "most talented" boy Scooter Braun has ever met.
The 18-year-old popstar is signed to Scooter's Raymond-Braun Media Group record label.
The talent manager also represents Carly Rae Jepsen, Psy and The Wanted but says Justin stands out with his talent and drive.
Scooter revealed his career almost fizzled out, but he was given a lease of life with client Asher Roth's hit I Love College and Justin's quick rise to fame.
"I was able to double down and really continue supporting and nurturing Justin," he explained to Entertainment Tonight.
"He is the most talented kid I will probably ever meet in my life and one of the most hard-working kids."
Scooter is close to his brother Adam, who runs Pencils of Promise, a non-profit organisation which builds school in the developing world.
The music mogul would never force his clients to be involved with the charity, but is thrilled when they sign up of their own accord.
"I run my business like a family, so all my artists are like family. Justin is family to me," the 31-year-old fondly said.
"We've gone on family vacations [where Adam] was his roommate for two weeks. Justin, at a very early age, because he saw what Adam was doing, was inspired the same way I was and chose to be involved."
Justin first got financially involved in the organisation by drawing on his popularity.
A wealthy father of one of his fans offered him $10,000 to meet his daughter backstage and the young star agreed, under the condition the money would go to Pencils of Promise.
"This was very early on in his career. That's a lot of money. I walked back, had a conversation with Justin, and his immediate reaction was, 'Well, [doesn't] $10,000 build one classroom?' and I said, 'Yeah,' and he goes, 'OK, tell him to come back and I want the money to go to Pencils of Promise,'" Scooter recalled.
Katy Perry named Billboard's 'Woman of the Year 2012'
Even after Katy Perry's tireless run of chart-topping successes, being named Billboard's Woman of the Year came as a shock. "I thought my year was over!" she laughed in a new interview. "It does feel like this record has never ended."
The record in question, 2010's "Teenage Dream," launched a number of hit singles, an expanded re-release and the "California Dreams" world tour documented in the 3D film "Katy Perry: Part of Me." She reached No. 2 on the Hot 100 with "Wide Awake," her most recent single, which she debuted at the Billboard Music Awards in May. The album set a record with five Hot 100 No. 1s -- an unprecedented feat for a female artist.
"I like to be viewed as a strong woman and I think that's what Billboard is basically saying," she said.
And Perry credits a number of female artists who came before her, from Ella Fitzgerald to Alanis Morissette, as influences on her sky-high career. "'Jagged Little Pill' by Alanis Morissette, every single song struck a chord, an emotional chord inside of me," she said.
With the "Teenage Dream" cycle behind her at last, she says fans can expect to be surprised with what's coming next. "I'm excited for the next evolution -- it will be an evolution," she promised.
Perry will receive the Woman of the Year award at the 2012 Billboard Women in Music event in New York City on Friday, Nov. 30.
TBS is adding a new type of comedy to its slate of original programming. The network announced Wednesday it has ordered a hidden camera show, featuring comedians playing practical jokes on an unsuspecting public.
It's scheduled to premiere in spring 2013.
Who Gets the Last Laugh?, which stars Scrubs and Exes actor Donald Faison as host, comes to the network from Punk'd co-creators Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg -- and follows a not entirely different premise from their MTV hit.
The show brings on a slew of comedians and actors -- Andy Dick, Tom Green, D.L. Hughley, Chris Kattan, Bam Margera and Cheri Oteri among them -- with three pitching pranks to each other before a live audience decides which pulled it off the best. The winner of each episode gets $10,000 for the charity of their choice.
Kutcher and Goldberg's Katalyst is producing the series in association with Warner Horizon Television. Goldberg serves as EP and showrunner.
Guy love still going strong after all these years.
sorry about the lockage mods, getting used to the new layout.
LOS ANGELES — Kim Kardashian's divorce attorney told a judge Wednesday that the reality star wants to move on with her life but is "handcuffed" to her estranged husband because the case is not yet ready for trial.
Superior Court Judge Stephen Moloney told attorneys for Kardashian and NBA player Kris Humphries to return to court in mid-February to set a trial date to either dissolve or annul the couple's 72-day marriage. He didn't set a deadline for depositions and other pre-trial investigation to be completed, but indicated a trial could be held early next year if it is ready by Feb. 15.
Humphries, a power forward for the Brooklyn Nets, is seeking an annulment based on fraud, but his attorney says he needs more time to collect documents from companies that handle Kardashian's reality shows.
Kardashian is seeking a traditional divorce and her attorney Laura Wasser has cited both the marriage's short duration and a prenuptial agreement as reasons for why it should be quickly resolved.
"I don't think his client has a fraud case," Wasser said in court of Humphries' attorney. "I think there's a fishing expedition going on here."
Humphries' attorney Marshall Waller said he needed to be sure he had documents from E! Entertainment and NBC Universal before deciding the scope of his case, but that he was narrowing it down.
"I do understand the desire to get this case moved," Waller said. "There's nothing in particular about this case that makes it more important than anybody else."
Wasser however said that unlike in a regular divorce proceeding, Kardashian cannot have her marriage dissolved and resolve other issues later. "Ms. Kardashian is now handcuffed to Mr. Humphries," she said.
Kardashian filed for divorce more than a year ago, citing irreconcilable differences just weeks after the couple's star-studded and televised wedding. Humphries later filed for an annulment, claiming the marriage was based on fraud but he has yet to lay out any specific evidence for his claim.
Wasser says Kardashian's mother, Kris Jenner, and current boyfriend, Kanye West, have been deposed in the case.
Kardashian, 32, has not yet been deposed in the case. She is the star of the E! Entertainment Television series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," the network's top-rated show, which averaged more than 3 million viewers in its sixth season. She also appears on other series involving her family.
Kris let it go
Lady Gaga has apparently written"like 50 songs" for her ARTPOP album, a process that seems like it could take an eternity, until you realize one of those songs is "Cake," and there's no way she spent more than five minutes on that one.
Relax, Monsters, we're just joking. But we're serious when we say that Gaga's been working overtime on her new album, penning scores of songs with everyone from Azealia Banks to Zedd (in between watching "Liz & Dick," one can assume). As she told one fan on Twitter, it's the same process she used while making The Fame and The Fame Monster, though she's not quite sure how she'll end up selecting the final track list for ARTPOP, writing "I don't know what will rise to the top."
Of course, it's entirely possible she won't have to choose — after all, ARTPOP may come in two different "volumes" — but if she does, here are 10 ways we envision her whittling down her songbook ... because, like the rest of you, we can't wait for her to get this album out.
We've got a few suggestions for how Gaga can decide what makes the final cut on her new album.Pick 10 songs out of a Philip Treacy hat: Gaga's already gone on record as calling him "the greatest milliner of all time," so why not use one of Treacy's over-the-top creations to select ARTPOP's track listing? Of course, if she can't fit the names of 50 songs into one of his creations, she could also use them as a sundial or a serving dish.
Use a dartboard: If she did this while wearing her Miller Lite bikini, it would be like Spring Break '87 all over again, only no one would end up with a sweet panda tattoo and alcohol poisoning.
Rely on the powers of Lucifer: Since, apparently, Gaga is "a Satanist Illuminati Slave," she could put the Dark Lord's abilities to good use, and have him choose the songs for ARTPOP. The only downside to this (aside from eternal damnation)? There'd be nothing but metal on the album.
Let Terry Richardson pick: That way ARTPOP will be w-a-a-y more, um, provocative than you could possibly imagine.
Down a gallon of "The Fame" fragrance, let inspiration strike: This would basically be like robotripping, only with "notes of blood and semen" instead of just 'Tussin. Note: don't attempt this at home.
Have those 35 fans who broke into her garage decide: They seem like well-adjusted bunch. Though we suspect, given their surroundings, they'd just choose songs about Gaga's leaf blower, Mikita power tool set.
Employ a lottery system like the NBA draft: Only instead of Ping-Pong balls, Gaga would use $10,000 Swarovski crystal orbs to pick the songs. She could even get David Stern to supervise. As an added bonus, she'd probably end up with Anthony Davis playing center.
Seek Jo Calderone's advice: He'd stub out his cigarette, wipe the grease off his hands, and turn ARTPOP into a Billy Joel album.
Write another song about choosing the songs on ARTPOP: At this point, what's one more? Even if she doesn't end up using it on this album, she's got a head start on the next one.
Just release all the songs, accompanied with teaser clips: Especially if each of said teaser clips is like the one for "Cake." Just sayin'.
With two videos bits, a "leaked" memo and four "leaked" blueprints for skyscraper high robots starts the viral campaigning for next summer's Pacific Rim, starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Ron Perlman and Charlie Day.
www.panpacificdefense.com also launched with a countdown that has 13 days left, to what could possibly be the day for a trailer (pretty please).
San Francisco Kaiju Attack News Footage
Coyote Tango (JP)
Cherno Alpha (RU)
Gipsy Danger (US)
Stryker Eureka (AUS)
Test of the Kaiju Emergency Alert System
I am surprised that there hasn't been a post on this yet. Can't wait for this movie.
Will it be ‘til death do us part’ for a married couple when both of their numbers come up?
“Til Death” – The team is spread thin when a husband and wife’s numbers both come up, on PERSON OF INTEREST, Thursday, Nov. 29 (9:01 – 10:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Mark Pellegrino guest stars(fuck yeah) as Daniel Drake, whose number comes up along with his wife’s.
Aww, it’s Ben and his mom! Not pictured but also on tonight’s episode is Goodwin (unf). It’s a good day to be a Lostie.
Sneak Peek 1(I'm not watching these, don't want to get spoiled)
Sneak Peek 2
SPN fans might also enjoy a Lucifer vs. Jesus showdown
source 1, source 2
Kim Kardashian’s divorce from Kris Humphries is proving to be an even bigger fiasco than the couple’s fleeting 72-day marriage.
With Kris claiming fraud and Kim showing no signs of backing down, the former lovebirds won’t even begin a divorce trial until February 2013. But when that day finally arrives, the two will have plenty to discuss.
The ex-couple’s latest spat is allegedly over Kim’s $2 million, 20.5 carat diamond engagement ring, which Kris believes she should return.
“Kris is adamant that he wants the ring back and it's becoming a real sticking point between his and Kim's attorneys,” one source told Radar Online. “She has made it plain that she has no intention of returning it though and feels she is within her legal right to refuse as she went through with the wedding. However, Kris contends that the marriage was a total sham and that Kim only wed him for publicity so therefore she has no right to keep such an expensive gift.”
We have to admit, it’s a bit curious that Kim insists on hanging onto the rock — especially considering she has a new man in her life to shower her with expensive and elaborate gifts.
"Kris doesn't understand why Kim would even want to keep the ring anyway,” the source continued. “It obviously has no sentimental value as she has publicly declared their wedding as 'a huge mistake' and she certainly doesn't need the money, so why doesn't she just return it to him?"
Your guess is as good as ours!
The World Catches Up to Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono at a party for Lady Gaga’s perfume in September.
“THIS is the jacket, and you see, this is the pants,” Yoko Ono was saying. “This is what I wanted to focus on. Accentuate the good bits.”
It was 10:45 a.m. on a recent fall day, and Ms. Ono was sitting in the back of the trendy fashion emporium Opening Ceremony in SoHo, decked out in sunglasses and one of her trademark top hats (Issey Miyake, in case you’re wondering), and showing a reporter a series of sketches she’d submitted to the design team she was working with there.
As it happened, the pants she was focused on had a hole where the crotch normally is, and the good bits to which she was referring ... well, you get the point.
Ms. Ono pointed to another sketch, this time with arrows pointing at the nipples, and directions that read: “holes to put flowers (fresh) in.”
Moments later, an assistant brought over kneepads with eyes drawn on them. Why bother asking what they were designed for? Suffice it to say, Ms. Ono’s target demographic does not appear to be members of the National Football League.wut
The newest celebrity entrant into the design game first had the idea of doing men’s clothing when she fell in love with John Lennon in the 1960s. She adored the way he looked, both dressed and undressed, and was somewhat perturbed by the fact that it was almost always women who were sexually objectified by designers.
“Men were always wanting us to look good and take off everything,” Ms. Ono said. “And we were never able to enjoy men’s sexuality in that way.”
She considered doing something about it then, only to realize that the world was not exactly in sync with her sartorial predilections.
Times, of course, changed. Women went to work in droves. Fashion boundaries blurred. Gay men and lesbians became mainstream. The male body became a Madison Avenue commodity.
And then, as she entered her 70s, Ms. Ono made friends with young fashion types who regarded her not as the woman who broke up the Beatles, but as an elder stateswoman of cool; a reminder of what New York used to be before it was taken over by hedge fund types.
So when she met Humberto Leon, a founder of Opening Ceremony, in Tokyo about three years ago, and told him that she had long dreamed of doing a men’s wear line, he jumped at the chance to work with her.
“She’s always been a radical,” Mr. Leon said. “She pushes boundaries.”
Mr. Leon’s favorite pieces, for the record, are a series of garments with bells hanging off them.
“There’s one that’s a plexi-necklace you wear with two bells attached and it’s placed where your breasts might be,” he said. “And inscribed underneath it says, ‘Ring for your mommy.’ ”
Another is a black leather belt that says “don’t touch me” and has a bell near the bellybutton to ward off those who might be inclined to do just that.
“I think people are going to be really excited by them,” Mr. Leon said.
Ms. Ono with Humberto Leon of Opening Ceremony, for which she is designing men’s wear.
Are they a little silly? Perhaps. But the collaboration comes at a time when Ms. Ono, who still lives in the Dakota on the Upper West Side, is experiencing a major renaissance on the art and culture scene.
As a visual artist, she has garnered wider appreciation. In June, a retrospective of her work was held at the Serpentine Gallery in London. During the Olympics last summer, she collaborated with Selfridges, the department store in London, on a public art installation, “Imagine Peace,” that culminated with footage of John Lennon singing “Imagine” during the closing ceremony. By September, she was back in New York for a video installation in Times Square in collaboration with the Art Production Fund.
With the husband of a member of a Russian female punk group to whom she gave her Peace Prize.
Meanwhile, Ms. Ono has been all over the news, helping to fight world hunger and bestowing her annual peace prize on Pussy Riot, the female punk group from Russia whose members were convicted of hooliganism in Moscow.
“I know what it means to be hungry,” Ms. Ono told Rolling Stone last week, at a benefit for WhyHunger at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square. “In the Second World War, I was a little girl. I was evacuated in my country. We were very hungry. I just don’t want the children to have that experience.”
Yoko Ono, center, in Times Square for a benefit against childhood hunger.
And on Wednesday, the Library of Congress announced that it was releasing dozens of interviews between former Capital Records president Joe Smith and music luminaries, including ones with Ms. Ono where she candidly discussed the split of the Beatles and claimed it was actually Ringo Starr, who initiated the breakup of the group. (Those interviews comes after a recent interview Paul McCartney gave in which he, too, said Ms. Ono had nothing to do with the band’s demise).
Ms. Ono has also become a frequent presence on the social circuit in New York, attending fund-raisers and fashion parties, like the one for the debut of Lady Gaga’s fragrance at the Guggenheim Museum in September.
The petite poly-hyphenate even started a capsule jewelry collection for Swarovski, a collaboration that was celebrated at a Fashion Week party attended by Julianne Moore and Elizabeth Olsen.
Not bad, given that Ms. Ono is just months away from her 80th birthday.
As she tells it, she is simply doing what she’s always done, trying to stay active and make the world a better place. And as her friends tell it, there’s no better time. The unrest in the Middle East, the economic downturn in Europe and the political challenges here at home, they say, have made people more receptive to her simple, unironic message about loving one another and doing your part to bring about social change.
“I think her message of peace is resonant right now,” said Catherine Morris, the curator at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, where Ms. Ono was honored recently. “Her longstanding commitment to political activism gives her credence.”
Doreen Remen, a founder of the Art Production Fund, agreed. “As things get more and more chaotic and we are being pushed to the brink when we have to make a decision and be responsible for our own actions, her work speaks to that,” she said. “It’s a road map.”
Ms. Ono at the Brooklyn Museum, honored by the Center for Feminist Art.
And, as it turns out, Ms. Ono is nowhere near taking a break.
For one, she and her son, Sean Lennon, who is 37, recently started Artists Against Fracking, a group opposed to that method of drilling for natural gas. In typical form, Ms. Ono’s message has an apocalyptic edge.
“Basically, if we don’t do something about it, we’re all going to die,” she said.
For another, Ms. Ono is finishing an album. It will be an eclectic offering, with “blues, rock ‘n’ roll, heavy rock, light rock, all different styles,” Ms. Ono said.
It, too, is a collaboration with her son, which Ms. Ono relished both because she thinks he is an extraordinary talent (“I’m very lucky as a mother because I didn’t know when I impregnated him and he came out in the world that I was getting a good musician for my albums”) and because she saw him as having a vastly superior command of “modern technology.”
With her son, Sean Lennon, center, and Jimmy Fallon on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon."
Ms. Ono heard from people who said she shouldn’t work with him, that it’s the worst thing you can do as a parent. But she was undeterred.
“It’s a nice way to meet up with your son,” she said. “Because it’s getting to a point where, after 30, they have their own lives.”
Putting him on the payroll, Ms. Ono seemed to be saying, was a pretty good way to get her phone calls returned. Moreover, at the end of the day, Ms. Ono said, her son always knows who the boss is: “Of course, me. Excuse me?”
The nominees are a long ways from being announced, but Emmy 2013 now has a date: Sept. 22.
CBS will televise the kudocast from the Nokia Theater. It is the Eye's turn in the "wheel" agreement among broadcasters, where NBC, CBS, Fox and ABC alternate each year.
The most recent telecast on ABC hosted by Jimmy Kimmel in September drew 13.2 million viewers. That was up from the 12.4 million who tuned in to Fox and host Jane Lynch in 2011, but slightly more than 13.5 million for the Jimmy Fallon-led NBC telecast in 2010.
Nominations will be announced July 18.
The Sept. 22, 2013, date reps the day before the official start of the fall TV season.
This is so far away, but who would you like to see get nominated? And what shows?
There are strong signs ...Gabriel Aubry, Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez have called a truce in their Thanksgiving Day war ... TMZ has learned.
The big, big guns just showed up in family court ... Blair Berk, who reps Halle, and Shawn Holley, who reps Gabriel. Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Berk, Holley and other lawyers spent hours yesterday trying to resolve the differences that led to the explosion of anger in Halle's driveway.
Berk and Holley straddle both areas of the law -- criminal and family -- and them showing up together is a sign they may have reached a peace accord. We're told Halle and Olivier will not be present in court, so it's highly unlikely either side is asking for an extension of a restraining order since the key witnesses are not there to testify. Gabriel just showed up wearing sunglasses.
It would appear the lawyers will talk to the judge about the terms of a settlement.
As Rihanna soaks in the success of "Unapologetic," which, as previously reported, becomes her first Billboard 200 No. 1 album, bowing with 238,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, she maintains her No. 1 ranking on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with the set's lead single, "Diamonds."
Rihanna is just the second artist this year to lead both of Billboard's signature album and song rankings simultaneously. Adele doubled up atop the tallies, respectively, the weeks of Feb. 4 and 11 with "21" (which passes 10 million in sales this week, according to SoundScan) and the set's third Hot 100 No. 1, "Set Fire to the Rain."
The last artist before Adele to control the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 concurrently did so with Rihanna's assistance. For four of the seven weeks that Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna, led the Hot 100 in summer 2010, the rapper's album "Recovery" held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200. Earlier that year, Ke$ha's "TiK ToK" was amid its nine-week Hot 100 dominance while her debut album "Animal" roared onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1 (Jan. 23, 2010).
"Diamonds" (atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for an eighth week) handily wins the race to No. 1 on the Hot 100, leading Ke$ha's "Die Young" (3-2) by approximately 5,000 chart points. "Diamonds" gains by 5% in overall points, while "Young" surges by 7%. The latter title pushes 5-3 on Hot 100 Airplay (115 million, up 7%), while remaining at No. 4 on Hot Digital Songs (151,000, up 14%) and slipping 2-3 on On-Demand Songs (870,000, down 4%). As previously reported, the first single from Ke$ha's Dec. 4 album "Warrior" becomes her third No. 1 on the mainstream top 40 radio-based Pop Songs chart this week.
Maroon 5's former nine-week Hot 100 No. 1 "One More Night" drops 2-3, although it logs an eighth week atop Radio Songs. The song boasts the latter chart's longest rule since Rihanna led for 12 weeks (Dec. 5, 2011-Feb. 18, 2012) with "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris. "Night" maintains its No. 1 ranking on Radio Songs with 132 million in audience (down 5%). It holds at No. 4 on On-Demand Songs (787,000, down 4%) and falls 7-9 on Digital Songs (117,000, down 1%).
Bruno Mars bullets again at No. 4 on the Hot 100 with "Locked Out of Heaven," which, thanks to a 7-4 climb on Radio Songs (112 million, up 24%), claims top Airplay Gainer honors. The first single from Mars' Dec. 11 set "Unorthodox Jukebox" reaches the On-Demand Songs top 10 (11-9; 686,000, up 3%) and gains by 2% to 151,000 downloads sold, despite backtracking 3-5 on Digital Songs. With its latest sales frame, "Heaven" passes a million downloads sold to date.
PSY's former seven-week No. 2 Hot 100 hit "Gangnam Style" rebounds 7-5 with top Digital Gainer accolades, spurred by the Korean rapper's show-closing performance of the song with Hammer Sunday, Nov. 18 on the American Music Awards, broadcast on ABC. The track returns for a sixth week atop Digital Songs (2-1) with a 42% uptick to 229,000 downloads sold; of that sum, 41,000, or 18%, stem from the duet version, which mixes in Hammer's 1992 No. 5 Hot 100 hit "2 Legit 2 Quit." The buzz translates to a 10% gain (to 910,000)for "Style" on On-Demand Songs (3-2). After peaking at No. 12 last month, it descends 41-49 on Radio Songs.
Fun.'s "Some Nights" falls 5-6 on the Hot 100, followed by the Lumineers' "Ho Hey" (8-7).
As he enters the Billboard 200 at No. 4 with his debut album "The World From the Side of the Moon," reigning "American idol" champ Phillip Phillips returns to the Hot 100 top 10 with "Home," which, in its 22nd week on the chart, reaches a new peak (12-8). Following his "Idol" victory, "Home" debuted at No. 10 (June 9). It fell off the chart after three weeks but returned, blasting 84-9 the week of Aug. 18 courtesy of its usage in NBC's coverage of the U.S. women's gymnastics team at the Summer Olympics. Radio airplay has since swelled, helping the song remain in the Hot 100's top 30 since the week it vaulted back to the top 10. The arrival of Phillips' debut set helps grant "Home" top Streaming Gainer honors on the Hot 100, as it bounds 31-12 on On-Demand Songs (606,000, up 38%). It advances 9-6 on Digital Songs (131,000, up 27%) and 14-12 on Radio Songs (67 million, up 5%).
Flo Rida's "I Cry" (10-9) and Ne-Yo's "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)" (6-10) round out the Hot 100's top 10.
The 26-year-old star opted for a fitted but ladylike mint green dress as she promoted her latest movie This Is 40 at a photocall in Los Angeles on Wednesday.