Archive for January 3rd, 2013

Watch: A New Clip From ‘The Carrie Diaries’ Hits The Internets

Carried Away
"Mom's Purse"

Back in October we got to see a season preview of the upcoming new series The Carrie Diaries, which tells the story of the young Carrie Bradshaw before she was all growed up in Sex and the City. We are now just days away from the series premiere of the show and today we get to check out a scene from the pilot episode. I was able to preview the pilot last Summer and I really loved what I saw. The clip embedded above is one of my favorite scenes from the episode so I think you might like it, too. If you are still unfamiliar with The Carrie Diaries, you can click below and check out a new promo trailer for the show. Even tho this new series isn’t exactly like Sex and the City, I have a feeling that SaTC fans will dig this show … based on what I’ve seen, I’m sold. More »

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‘The Voice’ Releases Promo Images Of New Judges Shakira & Usher

The 'Billboard' Interview

Last month we got to see a new promo video for the forthcoming 4th season of The Voice that introduces new judges Shakira and Usher Raymond. Today we not only get to see 2 new promo images of Shakira and Usher in their new Voice chairs but we also get to read excerpts from a new interview chronicled by Billboard magazine. The new judges and original judges Adam Levine and Blake Shelton talk shop and let fans know what they have in store for the upcoming new season of the show. More »

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Are Rihanna, Beyoncé And Azealia Banks On A New Lady Gaga Track Called ‘Ratchet’?

Well, We Do Know That The Song Is Called 'Ratchet'

Do y’all remember a while back we heard that Azealia Banks had collaborated with Lady Gaga and Kanye West on two separate tracks? Well, when Azealia confirmed the rumor, she said that one of the two Lady Gaga songs is titled Ratchet. Because, as we know, this is pretty much the season of ratchet. Anyhoo, the interwebs have been all abuzz because Beyoncé and Rihanna have both shared seemingly coded messages that might hint at their involvement with the project. Trent, in fact, shared a picture of Bey the other day, and she was rocking a Houston Rockets hat, along with a pair of Ratchet earrings. I gotta be honest– if this collabo is going down, I’m kind of excited. Just not about the title, lol. Click inside for more!

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Watch: Romeo Beckham Stars In The Burberry Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign Video

More Mini Modeling
Spring/Summer 2013

Last month we saw video and photo promo items that introduced Romeo James Beckham as the newest model for Burberry. Today we get to see a newly released promo video that features the young Beckham boy modeling quite a few items from the forthcoming Spring/Summer 2013 Burberry line. As you can see above, Romeo runs around and mugs for the camera while the adult models model the clothing. It looks like fun, to be honest. That being said, I think the charm of Romeo as a model is starting to wear off. What do y’all think?

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Frank Ocean Busted For Marijuana Possession

NOOOOO! FREE FRANK! Just Kidding, They Let Him Go Already.

Ugh. I hate to do this to my absolute favorite new artist, but here we go: Frank Ocean was BUSTED y’all! The six-time Grammy nominee/genius who brought us Channel Orange (and the forthcoming Outkast reunion we’ve all been waiting for) was caught driving on a suspended licence with weed in his possession. All I know is, those cops betta not have hurt my baby!!!!! Deets inside, y’all.
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Britney Spears Is Working With One Of The ‘Watch The Throne’ Producers

Britney + Hit-Boy = OMCRAY

On New Year’s Eve we learned from our dear Britney Spears herself that she is currently hard at work on new music for a new album. Wee!! But, we really didn’t get many details about the project at the time. Today we learn from Entertainment Weekly magazine a major detail that is sure to excite us all. You may recall back in early December that songwriter Elijah Blake revealed that he is writing songs for Britney’s new album … but according to Britney‘s rep, Blake is NOT working with Britney at all. Instead, the rep reveals that she is working with Hit-Boy (real name Chauncey Hollis), the producer responsible for the massive Jay-Z and Kanye West hit song N***** in Paris. Um, wow! More »

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Watch: We Have A ‘Revenge’ Sneak Peek For Sunday’s New Episode!

Aghhhhhh!!! Sweet Revenge!!!!!
The Ol' Gang Is Back At It!

Revengers!!! In all the madness of the 2012-2013 transition, I kinda forgot that my favorite shows are coming back! The winter season finale of Revenge was not as dramatic as many of us expected it to be, and a lot of people have been disappointed with Season 2 (especially in comparison to Season 1). Although I think some of the Revenge-y charm has been lost, I’m still crazy excited for this Sunday’s episode, and for our first recap of 2013 on Monday! Peep the video above to see what’s popping off. Looks like ‘Emily‘ and Aiden are up to their old tricks. Oh, and you can watch another clip featuring our favorite Momster, Victoria, here.

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Succumbing To The ‘Abbey’

The TV Guide

Despite my better judgement, I finally took the advice of some friends and started watching the PBS Masterpiece Theater series Downton Abbey and, as loathe as I am to admit it, I think I’ve become a fan. Because I’m not a fan of period pieces (generally), I totally dismissed all the hype about the show as silly nonsense. When I learned that my friend Rob liked the show … I was really surprised. He hates everything (but in a clever way) and if Downton Abbey was a show that he actually liked, then there had to be something good about it. My recent acquisition of Apple TV has put the first 2 seasons of the show at the ready and … on a lark I decided to watch the first episode. I didn’t love it immediately. By the third ep, I had to keep watching just to see what would happen next and, well, today I’m starting season 2. More »

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Les News, 010313

Cool Ranch AWESOMENESS, Marriage Equality in IL? Hef's Pre-Nup

  • • Is Taco Bell working on a Cool Ranch Doritos taco?! [Buzzfeed]
  • TimeWarner Cable drops Current TV because it has been purchased by Al-Jazeera. [ONTD!]
  • Keri Russell gets back to work. [PopSugar]
  • Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Hudson team up for a new Weight Watchers promo. [GossipCop]
  • • Happy New Year from Australia. [Oh La La]
  • • Will Marriage Equality come to Illinois? [Towleroad]
  • • Thankfully, Hugh Hefner married Crystal Harris with a serious pre-nup. [Newser]
  • HBO sued over horse death “cover-up”. [Heavy]
  • Lana Del Rey covers Rolling Stone Mexico. [Idolator]
  • • Have you met Sebastian Mikael. [arjanwrites]
  • Kathy Griffin isn’t sorry she kissed Anderson Cooper‘s crotch. [Starpulse]
  • • The most Historically Diverse US Congress has been sworn in. [Global Grind]
  • • Trouble in paradise for Justifer? [LaineyGossip]
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) is 38, Victoria Principal is 63, John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin is 67 and Dabney Coleman is 81 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
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The New Judges Of ‘American Idol’ Cover ‘The Hollywood Reporter’

"We got it — it’s working, it’s jelling, it’s cool.”

We are just weeks away from the premiere of the new season of American Idol and, as you should be well aware, we will finally get to see new judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban in action. Today we get to see the entire judging panel of Idol plus host Ryan Seacrest on the cover of the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter. The Reporter interviews everyone at once and, at least as far as I can tell, they all seemed to behave properly … but, who really knows. Click below to see the Idol judges on the cover of the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter and read excerpts from their collective interview. More »

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Scarlett Johansson Is Gorgeous On The Cover Of ‘Elle’ Magazine UK

"I’m not having kids anytime soon... it’s not important to me.”

A little while back we saw Kylie Minogue looking absolutely gorgeous on the cover of Elle Magazine UK. Today, we get our first look at their new cover girl, Scarlett Johansson. ScarJo‘s  been getting lots of lurve for her recent performance in Hitchcock and the success looks good on her! Click inside to get a better look.
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Outkast Kinda Sorta Reunites For A Frank Ocean Remix

Big Boi Comes Thru

When Frank Ocean recorded the song Pink Matter for his outstanding album Channel Orange, he originally wanted both members of Outkast to appear on the track. Unfortunatly, Big Boi (real name Antwan André Patton) did not want a new “Outkast song” to appear on someone else’s record … so André 300 (real name André Lauren Benjamin) recorded the song with Frank all by himself. It looks like Big Boi had a big change of heart (or maybe he’s just a little bit upset that he missed out on appearing on one of the best albums of 2012) because he has decided to record a verse for a Pink Matter remix that will be released soon … and will be the first song in about 6 years that will feature both members of Outkast. More »

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Katie Holmes & Jake Gyllenhaal Are Not Dating

I mean, REALLY, folks?

So … a couple of days ago a rumor started going around that actors Katie Holmes and Jake Gyllenhaal have been carrying on a secret romance. According to the initial report, the pair had been “introduced” but a third party and BAM! they fell in love. Because both actors are currently starring on Broadway shows, I’m guessing the connection seemed to make sense to whoever it was that came up with the story. When I first caught wind of this, I think I laughed so hard that I almost choked on a Chicken McNugget from McDonald’s (What? Don’t judge me). I guess the story picked up enough steam that Katie‘s rep had to issue a denial … I mean, duh. In an attempt to try and quell this silly story, I felt it was my duty to reaffirm for the world that Jake and Katie are NOT dating. I repeat, they are NOT dating. They’re not. No. More »

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First Listen: Timbaland Releases ‘Party Anthem,’ Featuring Missy Elliott, Lil Wayne, And T-Pain

New Year, New Tim And Missy!
'Turn Up Ya Speakers'

Back in September we heard two new Timbaland-produced tracks from Missy Elliott, and so began the long-awaited celebration of Missy‘s return to the music world. Timbaland just released his new song Party Anthem, and he’s got Missy, T-Pain and Lil Wayne on the track. I love the beat, but at first I wasn’t sure if Party Anthem was the right title. It’s got a great sound, but it’s also a little laid-back. However, by the end of the song I could kinda hear this getting a few parties amped up– especially Missy‘s opening. Peep the audio above for more! Your thoughts? If Weezy hadn’t sounded like he was rapping through an ish-load of blunt smoke, I might have enjoyed his verse too. Luvya Weezy!

P.S. Yes, I’m also distracted by the Youtube video uploader’s misspelling of Wayne.

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Krysten Ritter Stirs Up ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Casting Rumors

Krysten As Anastasia Steele?
Actress Krysten Ritter celebrates her birthday at The Bank Nightclub inside Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV ?

It’s been a little while since we heard any Fifty Shades Of Grey casting rumors, but they’re starting up again! Back in September it was pretty much confirmed that Ryan Gosling would not be taking on the role of Christian Grey, but that’s fine because we just saw him in the trailer for The Place Beyond The Pines. And yeah, plenty of sexy there, lol. Now rumors are flying about that Krysten Ritter from Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 is a possible frontrunner for the role of Anastasia Steele. Click inside to learn more!

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Julianne Hough Talks About Being A Victim Of Child Abuse In ‘Cosmopolitan’ Magazine

'I was abused, mentally, physically, everything'

A little while back we saw the first trailer for Safe Haven, the new movie based on another book by Nicholas Sparks (author of The Notebook). Actress/dancer Julianne Hough will star alongside Josh Duhamel and she recently rocked the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine’s February issue to promote her new movie. Julianne also opened up about traumatic experiences she suffered while attending a prestigious dance school in London. Click inside to learn more.
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Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Channel Kristen Stewart In A New Golden Globes Promo Photo

They Pretty Much Nailed It

When the 2013 Golden Globe nominations were announced, there were some major disappointments for a lot of people. But I think we all pretty much agreed that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-hosting was good news. We got to see a little promo video from the two comedians a while back and today we have pretty hilarious promo image. Click inside for a better look!
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Anne Hathaway Covers The February Issue Of ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ UK

''I’m not Rihanna; I’m not cool''

Back in December my beloved Marion Cotillard was looking all kinds of amazing on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK magazine. And this month, I’m excited to see another one of my faves getting her props. Anne Hathaway is suiting up for a big year, with Les Misérables already in theatres and Oscar buzz abounding. Click inside for a better look at her cover photo for the February issue of Harper’s, a behind-the-scenes video, and another amazing image from her cover shoot!
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Students Of Sandy Hook Elementary Return To Classes At A New School Today

The Children Will Be Attending Chalk Hill School

Last month we learned of a tragedy that really stood apart from any other major American news story in 2012. I think at this point we all remember the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School and what they had to endure on December 14, 2012. I’d been wondering when the children would return to school, and under what circumstances. Today we learned that this is their first day back at school, and that the students will be in a new, but familiar environment. Click inside to learn more.

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