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‘American Idol’ Releases A Promo Photo Of The New Season 10 Judges

Like it or not

Yesterday we learned officially that American Idol has chosen its new judges for the upcoming 10 season of the series … the panel is made up of Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and returning original judge Randy Jackson. Today we get to check out a nicely airbrushed promo photo of the new AI judging panel along with Idol host Ryan Seacrest:

Along with the new judging panel, there will be some changes the competitive element of American Idol as well. There will be no guest mentors for the contestants, only Jimmy Iovine will be on hand as the sole mentor all season long. It sounds like the use of instruments will be amended … or taken out completely. The contestants will no longer be forced to perform songs outside of their genre of choice … the focus will be on decades of music rather than forcing the contestants to sing genre songs they aren’t comfortable with. There will be allowances for guest judges from time to time. And, most importantly, the show will go back to creating American Idols … which, except for Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, hasn’t happened on the show in a very long time. To be honest, I’m not impressed with these changes … nor with the new judging panel … but at least fans of the show can see that they are trying to fix the once very-popular show. After the jump, check out some photos from yesterday’s Idol judge announcement event to see what the new judges looked like onstage, in person … More »

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Cristiano Ronaldo Promotes Time Force Watches In Madrid

Watch out

Last month we got to see a few photos of Cristiano Ronaldo on the set of a photoshoot for the upcoming ad campaign for Time Force watches, which Ronaldo is the celebrity spokesmodel for. Today we get our first look at one of the ad campaign promo photos featuring Cristiano and a few photos from the Time Force event in Madrid, Spain earlier today:

Um, is it me or does Cristiano look incredibly creepy in this new promo photo? And what is up with those eyebrow? Yikes! Cristiano was on hand at the Puerta America Hotel in Madrid, Spain to officially launch a line of watches that were inspired by Cristiano himself. After the jump, check out a few photos from that event … More »

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Emma Watson Counts Down To The Release Of ‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows’


Last week we got our first look at Harry Potter star Emma Watson, who is rumored to be seeking the lead role in the US remake of the Swedish film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Män Som Hatar Kvinnor), showing off a daring yet fashionable short hair’do and this week we get to see photos of the pixie-headed Watson at an in-person appearance at a promo event for the upcoming film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In order to hype up excitement for the film, Warner Bros. has launched a 100 Day Countdown to the film’s release:

Emma Watson was hoping to put a spell on her fans when she announced the 100-day countdown to the new Harry Potter movie sporting her new short hairstyle – and a goth-style black lace hotpants. Emma, who plays Hermione Granger, unveiled the new poster for Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1, the penultimate film adaptation of the JK Rowling books which will show at cinemas from November 19. She unveiled her gamine crop – which drew comparisons to Mia Farrow in the 1960s – last week, but left some fans unhappy that she’d abandoned Hermione’s trademark long flowing, wavy locks.

Yes, but while everyone is all agog over Emma‘s new ‘do (which, you gotta admit, is fab-u-lous), I was really taken with the hot legs that Emma was showing off at this Harry Potter event. After the jump, check out Emma Watson rockin’ some hawt black hot pants … More »

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Jane Lynch Gets Immortalized In Wax

Nice to meet Sue

Jane Lynch, one of the stars of the hugely popular Fox TV series Glee, was honored in Hollywood yesterday morning with a wax statue in her likeness unveiled at the Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Hollywood, CA. Lynch posed for a few photos next to her waxen doppelgänger and spoke for a bit with the crowd. Here are a few photos and some deets from yesterday’s event:

Jane Lynch has a clone. The Glee star, 50, was joined by her new wife Dr. Lara Embry, a real-life high school Glee club, and more than 100 screaming fans Wednesday morning when her wax figure was unveiled at Madame Tussauds on Hollywood Blvd. Following opening remarks by Ian Brennan, the co-creator of the hit Fox show, Lynch walked out beside her statue, modeled after her character Sue Sylvester, and told the crowd, “Holy crap—unbelievable. This is too much. This is too weird. I feel like I’m seeing myself in a coffin or something. Thank you so much!” Lynch tells PEOPLE the whole experience is “strange and eerie,” adding, “it looks just like me.” But the cloning process was not so simple. “It took four hours,” Lynch said. “They took the measurements of my face and my body, and they put dots all over. There was a contraption that measured from here to here, to here, to here, to here for four hours.”

Wow … you know, sometimes the artists at Madam Tussaud’s get these wax statues SO wrong and sometimes they get them SO right … this new wax statue of Jane Lynch is deffo SO right! The resemblance is uncanny … and I agree with Jane‘s sentiment … Holy crap! It is unbelievable. Jane Lynch really is the breakout star of Glee, I love her character Sue Sylvester so much. I might have to haul my cookies down to Hollywood Blvd. to see this amazing wax statue in person. It’s pretty damn sweet, ain’t it?

[Photo credit: Splash News, Wireimage; Source]

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The Pretty Reckless Performs For The ‘Material Girl’ Launch

Who's that girl on vocals? It's 'MG' spokesmodel Taylor Momsen!

Yesterday we learned that Madonna‘s new juniors clothing line Material Girl officially went on sale at Macy’s department stores around the country and right now we get to see some photos from a concert event that took place at Macy’s Herald Square in NYC, NY last night for the launch. As y’all should know by now, actress/singer Taylor Momsen is the celebrity spokesmodel for Material Girl and she was on hand to bring her smiling visage to the launch event in NYC last night:

Taylor is also the frontperson for a new group called The Pretty Reckless and they performed a few songs at yesterday’s Material Girl clothing launch. After the jump, check out some photos and a video of The Pretty Reckless performing at Macy’s last night in celebration of the release of Material GirlMore »

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Watch: The ‘Dexter’ Panel Discussion At 2010 San Diego Comic-Con

The Killing Joke

The goodies from 2010 San Diego Comic-Con just keep on comin’ despite the fact that it has been over for a couple of days now. As you may recall, on Saturday we got to see some promo photos from along with the AMAZING-looking preview trailer for the upcoming 5th season of Dexter. Today we get to see video from the actual Dexter panel discussion that took place at Comic-Con this past weekend:

The panel discussion we get to see today is broken up into 2 parts and features a Q&A with Dexter stars Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter and James Remar. If you are a Dexter fan, you simply must watch. After the jump, check out parts 1 & 2 of the Dexter Comic-Con Discussion PanelMore »

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It’s Official: Joss Whedon To Direct ‘The Avengers’


Director Joss Whedon and producer JJ Abrams confirmed yesterday news that was pretty much common knowledge for the past few months despite the lack of official confirmation — Whedon will be directing the big screen adaptation of the Marvel comic book series The Avengers. Joss and JJ took to the stage together at 2010 San Diego Comic-Con at The Avengers panel to officially announce Whedon‘s involvement in the film, much to fans’ extreme glee:

Joss Whedon announced today that he’s officially directing The Avengers, while on stage with J.J. Abrams at San Diego’s Comic-Con. He joked that Marvel didn’t have enough money for a real press release, so he took it up himself to confirm previous reports that he was in talks to direct the film. When pressed for further details, he said that it was way too early to reveal anything. The news isn’t exactly surprising, but still it’s good to have final confirmation on the matter. As a Whedon fan, I’m excited to see what he can do with the material. Whedon mentioned that he was a huge fan of early Avenger’s comics while growing up, and he seemed understandably excited and humbled at having the opportunity to direct the film.

The fantastic Joss Whedon fan site Whedonesque was at The Avengers panel at Comic-Con yesterday and they provided a tweet-by-tweet rundown on their Twitter profile of what was said by Joss Whedon on stage. After the jump, read some of the quotes attributed to Whedon during yesterday’s Comic-Con panel discussion … More »

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Sony Officially Announces Andrew Garfield As The New Spider-Man

Here's your new friendly neighborhood Spider-Man

Last weekend we heard the news that relative newcomer Andrew Garfield, who starred in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and will star in the upcoming David Fincher film The Social Network later this year, has been cast as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the upcoming reboot of the Spider-Man movie franchise. Sony Pictures threw a huge event in Mexico City to officially announce Andrew as the new Spidey … here are a couple of photos from the event and the official press release announcement:

After a comprehensive worldwide casting search, Andrew Garfield has been chosen to portray Peter Parker when Spider-Man swings back onto the screen in 3D on July 3, 2012. The new film will begin production in early December directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt. Laura Ziskin and Avi Arad will produce the film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios. Today’s confirmation culminates what has been one of the most eagerly anticipated casting announcements in recent memory. Bloggers, pop culture speculators, and everyday fans have pored over and analyzed every conceivable online rumor in an attempt to discover the identity of the next actor to play Peter Parker. Garfield will immediately begin preparing for the coveted role. The Spider-Man franchise is one of the most successful in film history and the three previous motion pictures have collectively grossed more than $2.5 billion in worldwide box office. On selecting Garfield, director Marc Webb said, “Though his name may be new to many, those who know this young actor’s work understand his extraordinary talents. He has a rare combination of intelligence, wit, and humanity. Mark my words, you will love Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker.” Commenting on the announcement, Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Matt Tolmach, President of Columbia Pictures said, “Spider-Man is a classic superhero — a young man who balances his responsibility to serve humanity and crush evil with the shyness and normalcy of someone struggling to find himself. The role demands an extraordinary actor. You need someone who can magically transform himself from Peter Parker into Spider-Man. An actor who will depict the vulnerability of youth and the strength and confidence of a legendary figure at the same moment. We have found that actor in Andrew Garfield. From the first time we saw him in the upcoming film The Social Network, to his glorious screen test, which floored all of us, we knew that we had found our new Peter Parker.” Producer Avi Arad added, “I’m incredibly excited about Andrew Garfield. In the Spider-Man tradition, we were looking for a smart, sensitive, and cool new Peter Parker who can inspire us and make us laugh, cry, and cheer. We believe we have found the perfect choice to take on this role and lead us into the future.” Producer Laura Ziskin said, “We are thrilled to have Andrew Garfield for this new incarnation of Spider-Man under Marc Webb’s direction. We were fortunate enough to meet with a group of fantastically talented young men. In the end, we all agreed that in addition to being an extraordinary actor, Andrew had the right mix of humor, youth, and pathos, along with an underlying sense of strength and power necessary to bring Peter Parker and Spider-Man to life on screen.” The selection of Garfield was revealed at a press event in Cancun, Mexico for international journalists attending a media tour promoting upcoming films from Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Again, I personally feel that it is far too soon for Sony to be rebooting the Spider-Man movie franchise. I enjoyed the first 3 films starring Tobey Maguire (some more than others) and still regard him as Spider-Man in my eye. I just don’t understand why Sony feels the need to make a new batch of movies so soon after the last batch of movies were released. To be honest, it sounds like they don’t even have the kind of money to make a new franchise of films. They couldn’t rehire the actors they already had because they couldn’t afford them, they couldn’t rehire the original director because they couldn’t afford him and rumor has it they are only paying Garfield $500,000 for the first Spider-Man movie. Trust me, I know that that is not chump change but half a million sounds like a bargain for Sony when you consider that Tobey was making a few million per Spider-Man movie. Am I excited about these new movies? Not really. Will I see them, probably. I dunno … this just seems like a huge misstep. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.


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Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino Wants To Sell You Some Work-Out Supplements


Mike The Situation Sorrentino, one of the stars of MTV‘s reality TV series Jersey Shore, made an in-person appearance at a GNC Store in NYC, NY today to launch a pre-work-out supplement called NoX Edge. Here are some photos from today’s event:

Jersey Shore star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino has got an edge! The reality TV sensation, famous for his rock-hard abs, will endorse NoX Edge, the world’s first pre-workout chewable tablet, and take part in the product’s launch with an autograph signing and meet and greet at the 57th Street NYC location of GNC on July 1. Prior to its national release, 300 units of NoX Edge will be available only at the GNC store located at 28 West 57th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue) for this special preview event. NoX Edge will be sold exclusively in GNC retail stores and on and Sorrentino, who has been taking NoX Edge for three months, attributes the supplement with the added energy and increased muscle needed to enhance his signature pumped-up physique. The event, which takes place mere weeks before the July 29th season two premiere of Jersey Shore, will kick-off Sorrentino’s July 4th birthday weekend when “The Sitch” turns 29.

HMMM … I mean … yeah. I guess it makes sense for “The Sitch” to cash in as much as possible on his new found fame. It has already been reported that he will be releasing his own fragrance as well as his own clothing line so why not his own work-out supplement. I suppose the implication is that if you pop these pills you can get sick abs like The Situation. Does this sound like an appealing prospect to you?

[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]

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Kellan Lutz Shows Off His Undies In Toronto

Show off

Last month we saw photos of Twilight hottie Kellan Lutz showing off his Calvin Klein undies at an in-store appearance at Macy’s Herald Square in NYC, NY and today we get to see the lad doing the same at The Bay department store in Toronto, CA this weekend. While I really wish these in-store events to promote CK Underwear were a bit sexier, the photos are at least kinda cute:

You will note that Kellan has, once again, dyed his hair black … it was just a few days ago we saw him rockin’ lighter, brown hair on the set of his upcoming new film Immortals. I understand the 2010 Much Music Awards are happening tonight in Toronto, Canada … I’ll bet we’ll be seeing homeboy here showing off his CK Undies on the red carpet of that event, too! Meh, it’s a living … I’m totally fine with him showing off anything at all he likes :)

[Photo credit: Splash News]

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