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Katherine Jackson Finally Speaks Out On Family Drama In An ABC News Exclusive

My Children Would Never Hold Me Against My Will!

I was beginning to think we’d never hear from the woman herself, but Katherine Jackson, the matriarch of The Jackson family has finally broken her silence about the recent, troubling goings-on in her family. Yesterday we saw video surveillance footage of a dispute between Janet Jackson and her niece Paris, and we also learned that Katherine Jackson‘s guardianship over her grandchildren (Paris, Prince and Blanket) was revoked. The children are now in the care of their cousin, TJ Jackson. Katherine Jackson says her piece about all this, inside.
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Confirmed: Kristen Stewart Issues A Statement Apologizing For Cheating On Robert Pattinson [UPDATE]

"I'm deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I've caused ..."

Earlier today the world was ROCKED by a report that Twilight star Kristen Stewart cheated on her boyfriend Robert Pattinson with an older married man. Just moments ago, K. Stew CONFIRMED that she cheated on Rob with the very married 41 year old director Rupert Sanders (who she worked with on Snow White and the Huntsman). As you may recall, photos of Kristen canoodling with Sanders came to light in the pages of US Weekly magazine and now we know the truth from Kristen herself. Dang. Click below to read the full text of K. Stew‘s mea culpa statement. UPDATE: Rupert Sanders has also issued an official statement/apology which you can also read in full below. More »

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Mariah Carey Confirmed To Judge ‘American Idol’

Done Deal

First, it started as a rumor … then the rumor began to gain traction … today we learn officially that popstar Mariah Carey has signed on as a judge for the forthcoming season of American Idol. Fox revealed the news just moments ago at an event in Beverly Hills. According to sources, Mimi is set to make somewhere between $12 and $17 million to judge American Idol next season … putting her on par with the salary that Britney Spears is making to judge The X Factor. Click below to learn more about the deets of MC‘s new job on AI. More »

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Guns, Moms, And ‘The Dark Knight Rises’: Playing The Blame Game In The Face Of Tragedy

What I Learned After Aurora

PITNB’s NEW popCULTURE CLUB: theoretically putting the “culture” back in “pop culture,” one post at a time…

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This past weekend we all pointed fingers in one direction or another. Most of us pointed at a 24-year old gunman who took lives which were not his to take. Some of us pointed at guns and gun legislation. Others pointed at mothers– mothers who took their children to a midnight movie showing at a theatre in Aurora, Colorado and a mother who may have seen something important in her child that she did not address soon enough. Even a movie, The Dark Knight Rises, saw its fair share of blame. Inadvertently or otherwise, many of us referred to the Colorado massacre as ‘The Dark Knight Rises shooting,’ and headlines made note of the killer’s references to himself as The Joker. When we cannot comprehend an act (either of beauty or malice), it’s natural and important for us to figure out the individual person or thing responsible. Children want to know where babies come from, adults want to know where humans come from, and we all want to know how a tragedy occurs. But in seeking that knowledge, I find that we inevitably participate in the blame game which is– perhaps– how our society arrives at certain tragedies in the first place.
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At Least 12 Dead, 59 Wounded In Mass Shooting At Colorado Screening Of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ [UPDATE]

Masked Gunman Opens Fire in a Packed Movie Theater

Really terrible and very scary breaking news to share … a gunman opened fire inside a movie theater in Aurora, CO early this morning at one of the first showings of The Dark Knight Rises. According to reports, a heavily armed 24 year old male — wearing a gas mask and bullet proof vest — stormed a packed movie theater and first released gas canisters (possibly tear gas) and or an explosive device before he indiscriminately fired upon people in the audience with 4 weapons. As it stands now, 14 people are reported killed with 50 more people injured UPDATE: the number of dead has been lowered to 12, number of injured has been raised to 59. CNN is reporting that 10 of the dead were killed on the scene, in the theater and the 2 others died later at the hospital. Click below to read more and watch disturbing and frantic cell phone video that was filmed by a movie goer on the scene just after the shooting took place. More »

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Will Sam Claflin Play Finnick Odair In ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’?

Rumor Has It ...

Back in May we learned that auditions for the forthcoming sequel film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire had begun and at the time 3 high profile actors were said to be in the running for the highly coveted role of Finnick Odair. It is now mid-July and, according to reports, none of those actors have secured the role … but we are hearing that a different actor has been offered the role. Sam Claflin, the British actor who played the minor role of William in Snow White and the Huntsman, has reportedly been offered the role of Finnick Odair … all he has to do, the report claims, is say yes. More »

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Disney/Pixar Announces A ‘Finding Nemo’ Sequel Is On The Way

Andrew Stanton will Direct!

Later this year Disney/Pixar will re-release a 3D version of the animated film Finding Nemo. Today we learn that plans have been announced for a proper sequel to Finding Nemo … a new film that will be directed by Andrew Stanton — the man who directed the original film. True, Stanton is also the director responsible for the embarrassing $200 million dollar flop John Carter but clearly Disney has faith that he will be able to rebound with a new Finding Nemo film. More »

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Watch: Showtime Releases The First 2 Minutes Of ‘Dexter’ Season 7

"Dexter, what the f*ck? How did he end up wrapped in plastic on the altar?"

OMG OMG OMG OMG!!! The moment that Dexter fans have been DYING for since the final seconds of the season six finale episode aired last year has finally come. Showtime has released the first 2 minutes from the premiere episode of the seventh season of Dexter. The time for pussyfooting about the season six reveal is over — Dexter‘s sister Deb caught him red handed with one of his murder victims at the very end of season 6. The 2 minute clip below shows us what happens next. Folks, you’re gonna wanna watch this video. More »

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Happy Birthday, Trent Vanegas!!!

A Birthday Lurve Supreme!

PITNBrs, what do we give to our favorite celebrity blogger who has everything? Well, I can think of, like, 3 things he might find useful, and ya’ll can help me with the rest. Birthday Lurve for Trent goin’ down inside!!!
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Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise Have Reached A Divorce Settlement

"The case has been settled"

Well that was fast. Less than two weeks after Katie Holmes stunned Tom Cruise with divorce papers after 5 years of marriage, Holmes‘s attorney has announced that a divorce settlement has been reached between the parties. As you may recall, Katie filed for divorce in the state of New York … she also made it clear that she was going after full custody of the couple’s only child Suri. Just a couple of days ago, we learned that the attorneys were working on a settlement — but I don’t think anyone expected the settlement to be made so quickly. The fact that a divorce settlement has been reached so quickly and that the settlement announcement is being made by Katie‘s attorney leads me to believe that she is getting exactly what she wants from this surprisingly quick divorce. Specifics about the settlement have not been made public but I am more convinced than ever that Katie Holmes is in control and she is getting everything that she wants from her split from Tom. Click below to read the official statement released by Katie‘s attorney Jonathan Wolfe and also read the joint official statement released by Katie and Tom. More »

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