Taylor Lautner Will NOT Star As Stretch Armstrong

Back in February of 2010, we first heard that Twilight star Taylor Lautner would be starring in the big screen adaptation of Stretch Armstrong … a film based on the toy of the same name. Since that time, we really haven’t heard much about the film … not the storyline, not other casting … pretty much nothing. Well, today we get an update … it turns out that Stretch Armstrong the movie has been passed by Universal Studios to Relativity productions … and Taylor Lautner is no longer attached to the film. I mean, I gotta say … this is GREAT news for Lautner‘s film career. Read on for more deets. More »

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Jack White Readies The Release Of His First Solo Album

Detroit rocker Jack White, of the White Stripes, The Raconteurs and the Dead Weather, is going solo. White has announced the forthcoming release of his solo debut album Blunderbuss in April and this week has released his debut solo single Love Interruption. According to White himself, the collection of songs on Blunderbuss are completely new compositions … that is, they are not left over tracks from his work with the White Stripes, The Raconteurs or any of his many other collaborations. This solo album comes from him alone. Click below to read more about Jack‘s upcoming solo debut and listen to his new single Love Interruption in full. More »

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Justin Bieber Will Reportedly Host ‘Saturday Night Live’

Oh lord … here we go … if y’all thought that Saturday Night Live was in bad shape before (with week after week of lame skits and unfunny jokes) then you’re gonna LOVE this bit of info I have to share today. Alec Baldwin, one of the stars of 30 Rock, happened to come upon some inside info in the SNL studios and is blabbing today that Justin Bieber is among the celebs who will be hosting SNL in the coming weeks and months (you may recall that The Biebs was the musical guest on SNL back in April of 2010). I mean … really? Yes, REALLY! Click below to find out which other celebs Baldwin claims will be guest hosting SNL this year. More »

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Simon Cowell Releases A Statement About The ‘X Factor’ Bloodbath

Earlier today we learned that Simon Cowell made the executive decision to fire Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones from The X Factor and right now we get to read his just released official statement on the firings. Simon‘s statement is short but is full of thank yous and love … but no sign of apologies. Simon maintains that he plans on working again with Paula Abdul on a new project in the future. Paula, for her part, has been very magnanimous about her very public axing from The X Factor. Click below to read the full text of Simon Cowell‘s statement and read what Paula has to say on her official Twitter profile. More »

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‘Vanity Fair’ Releases Its Annual ‘Hollywood Issue’ For 2012

Each year, Vanity Fair magazine selects a number of actresses to grace the fold-out cover of their annual Hollywood Issue and today we get our first look at this year’s cover. Jennifer Lawrence, Rooney Mara, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska made it on the main front panel of the cover and as you fold out the full cover we also see that Elizabeth Olsen, Adepero Oduye, Shailene Woodley, Paula Patton, Felicity Jones, Lily Collins and Brit Marling round out this year’s collection of VF Hollywood Issue coverstars. Click below to check out the full fold-out coverphoto, read a bit about what this year’s Hollywood Issue has in store and check out some behind the scenes video from the magazine cover photoshoot. More »

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Death Can Be A Drag

Blah. The good news is that the cold I was coming down with back home in Detroit is almost completely gone (thank you meds) but the bad news is that my allergies kicked into high gear late Sunday night/early Monday morning. A few years ago, I used to suffer from allergy outbreaks of hives but these days, I don’t really get them anymore … that is, unless I’m around cats for extended periods of time. Since I was staying at my BFF Sarah’s place last week, I think her two kitties caused my flare up. Yesterday was mostly an uncomfortable day of hives but, thankfully, they have almost entirely gone away today. Since I wasn’t really in the mood to go out, I got to spend some time watching TV … including last night’s FABULOUS season 4 premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race. More »

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Les News, 013112

  • Nick Carter gets a TRAGIC new hair’do. [Buzzfeed]
  • Saturday Night Live castmember Paul Brittain is leaving the show immediately. [ONTD!]
  • Jennifer Lopez talks marriage with David Letterman. [PopSugar]
  • Adele is officially confirmed as a Grammy Awards performer. [GossipCop]
  • Rugby in Las Vegas. [Oh La La]
  • Nicki Minaj is a robot in David Guetta‘s new video. [Towleroad]
  • Cynthina Nixon NOW SAYS that she is Bisexual and being bisexual isn’t a choice. [Newser]
  • Shit Gamers Don’t Say [Heavy]
  • Lil’ Wayne and Bruno Mars release a new music video. [Idolator]
  • Stuart Price is Jacques Lu Cont again. [arjanwrites]
  • David Hasselhoff is gettin’ hitched. [Starpulse]
  • Is Michelle Williams ready to give up acting? [Global Grind]
  • Rachel McAdams talks Michael Sheen and Channing Tatum‘s penis. [LaineyGossip]
  • Justin Timberlake is 31, Portia de Rossi is 39, Minnie Driver is 42, Anthony LaPaglia (Empire Records) is 53, Johnny Rotten of Sex Pistols is 56 and Carol Channing is 91 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
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Scarlett Johansson Steps Out With A New Mystery Man

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Scarlett Johansson out and about with a man but this week, she was spotted in NYC in the close company of a mysterious new fella. As you may recall, Scarlett was last seen publicly in the close company of actor Sean Penn last May but the pair ended up breaking off their involvement last June (one month before her marriage to Ryan Reynolds was officially ended in July). Since that time, ScarJo has been flying solo … until now. Click below to see a couple photos of Scarlett and her new mystery man. Could this the start of a new love affair for Ms. Scarlett? More »

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First Look: Photos Of Madonna’s Super Bowl Stage Hit The Internets

We are still 5 days away from Madonna‘s big Super Bowl XLVI halftime show this coming Sunday February 5 but right now, TODAY, we get to check out the first photos of her top secret Super Bowl halftime show stage! A very industrious person managed to sneak a camera into Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN to snap some photos of Maddy‘s stage as it was being set up and tested … and YOU can check out a whole slew of those photos below. Wanna get your first look at Maddy‘s halftime show? Check out the photos, yo! More »

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Prince William And Kate Middleton Adopt

Congratulations are in order for British royals Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, because today we learn that the couple have adopted a new member into their family! Apparently, this member of the British royal family has been around since at least the start of this month and is only a few months old … but today palace officials have confirmed the adoption! Click below to see the first photo of Wills, Kate and the newest member of their family. More »

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