A Real Life ‘Hunger Games’ Show Is Coming To TV

Coming soon to a TV near you, The CW will bring a competitive reality TV series that bears a striking resemblance to the fight-to-the-death competition in The Hunger Games … erm, you know, without all the fight-to-the-death stuff. Titled The Hunt, competitors will be dropped off in the wilderness where they will have to compete for food and water all while trying to capture one another — over the course of a full month. Sounds familiar, right? Click below to learn more. More »

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On Domestic Violence, Rihanna, Chris Brown, And Running Out Of Ph-cks To Give

The other day I got lost in an internet vortex, as I am wont to do. It started on Twitter (naturally), as Dream Hampton was flipping out beautifully about the Jovan Belcher case and how everyone was sort of hailing Jovan (who murdered his girlfriend and committed suicide later)—rather than Kasandra— as the victim.  I hadn’t been following the case closely—some things just make my stomache churn so much that I’d rather turn away. But when I read Dream’s tweets, I knew I had to learn more about what happened. And it finally got me thinking somewhat productive thoughts about the Rihanna/Chris Brown reunion special that’s been driving me cray-cray, hurting my feelings, and finally, bringing me to the point where I almost ran out of ph-cks to give. Almost. Join me inside for a long-overdue pop culture theory piece on Chrianna, domestic violence, and our role in it all: PITNB’s popCULTURE CLUB: theoretically putting the “culture” back in “pop culture,” one post at a time…
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‘Balloon Boy’ Falcon Heene & His Brothers Are In A Metal Band Now

Remember back in October of 2009 when the world was captured by the so-called Balloon Boy who was believed to have flown away in a homemade weather balloon accident? As you may recall, it was later found out that the “accident” was actually a hoax and Balloon Boy‘s father Richard Heene was sent to jail to pay for the crime. A year later we learned that Balloon Boy Falcon Heene and his brothers Bradford and Ryo were starting a band. Well, today we learn that the band now has a name — The Heene Boyz — and they play metal music. Oh and their father Richard is still doing everything he can to promote his children for financial gain so … yeah. The Balloon Boyz are growing up … and rockin’ out, apparently. More »

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Watch: A New Trailer Is Released For The Much-Delayed ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’

Yo Joe! Again

Back in April of this year, Paramount Pictures released 2 action-packed trailers to promote the May release of the sequel film G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Then, just a few weeks later, the decision was made to delay the film’s release until next year. At the time, it was reported that the film delay was due to a decision to convert the film to 3D. While that is part of the reason why the film was delayed, it was also reported that the delay was due to reshoots that would allow Channing Tatum‘s character Duke to be featured more heavily in the film. Duke was originally going to be killed off early in the film but now that Tatum is a HOT actor (and People‘s Sexiest Man Alive), the decision was made to not kill him off. Today we get to see the first new trailer for the much-delayed Retaliation which is now set for a late March 2013 release. I, personally, am still looking forward to the release of this film. This trailer looks great. Do you agree? Are YOU at all interested in this G.I. Joe sequel?

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Lindsay Lohan Is Reportedly OVER Max George Of The Wanted After He Calls Her A ‘Groupie’

So, for the past week or so Lindsay Lohan has been totally enamored of Max George of The Wanted. First she stalked the boy band here in the US, then she finally got her hands on Max himself … and his clothes. Then we learned that Lindsay decided to skip out on going to court so that she could follow Max and The Wanted on tour over seas. Today we learn that there may be trouble in paradise. After Max referred to Lindsay as a “groupie”, her lurve for him reportedly cooled off … to the point where she unfollowed him on Twitter! Gasp! Could this be the end of Lindsay‘s life as a boy band groupie? More »

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All Aboard The Hoverboard

So, back in February Mattel announced that they would be manufacturing a real life hoverboard just like the one featured in the film Back to the Future II. The board, they said, would be an exact scale replica … tho, unfortunately, it wouldn’t actually hover. In March, the company started taking pre-orders for the hoverboard and, of course, I placed my order. After all, I already have the shoes to go with it. Yesterday, my hoverboard arrived and, well, it was only one of the funnest days ever. More »

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Les News, 121312

  • Kanye West‘s leather kilt was a big hit last night. [Buzzfeed]
  • Taylor Swift and Harry Styles celebrate her birthday together. [ONTD!]
  • • The 12/12/12 Concert [PopSugar]
  • Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis are not getting married. [GossipCop]
  • • Oh hai, Heath. [Oh La La]
  • • Illinois lawmakers will push for marriage equality in January. [Towleroad]
  • Hans Christian Andersen‘s first work found. [Newser]
  • • Everything you Googled in 2012. [Heavy]
  • Rihanna writes a letter to her fans. [Idolator]
  • Ellie Goulding does London. [arjanwrites]
  • Gillian Anderson joins the cast of Hannibal. [Starpulse]
  • T.I. + P!nk [Global Grind]
  • Renée Zellweger is in lurve again. [LaineyGossip]
  • Taylor Swift is 23, Jamie Foxx is 45, NeNe Leakes (The Real Housewives of Atlanta) is 46, Morris Day of The Time is 56 and Dick Van Dyke is 87 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
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The 2013 Golden Globe Nominations Have Been Announced!

Awards season is always an exciting time… but disappointments are also an inevitability. The 2013 Golden Globe nominations are here, and not everyone’s thrilled. A fellow Sarah Lawrence alum posted the nominee list on his Facebook page, noting the severe lack of cultural diversity among the nominees (thanks the gods we still got Denzel, lmao!) and a lot of other people are wishing their favorite shows had gotten some lurve. But there are still many great contenders, so click inside to read the full list of nominees!

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Watch: It’s Monsters Vs. Robots In The New Trailer For ‘Pacific Rim’

MONSTERS v. ROBOTS

Next July director Guillermo Del Toro will bring us a blockbuster, action-packed sci fi film that will pit massive, alien monsters from the deep sea against massive, human-controlled robots. Before the release of this trailer, I never even heard of Pacific Rim. Having watched it just one time, I can’t stop thinking about it. Del Toro is truly one of my favorite directors so I know this film will deliver. If this trailer is any indication, we are not ready for the epicness that will be unleashed when this film opens next Summer. Check it out, fall in love.

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‘The Wolverine’ Releases A Motion Poster

Back in September we got our first look at the first promo photo from the forthcoming sequel/prequel/whatever film The Wolverine, which stars Hugh Jackman as the titular X-Men character. In October, we got to check out the film’s first teaser poster. Today we get to check out a just-released motion poster that features a sword-wielding Wolverine crouched in a Batman-like pose high above Tokyo, Japan. As you can see below, the rain is falling all around and, well, as with all motion posters, it really needs to be seen to be fully enjoyed. Check it out. More »

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