Les News, 062412

  • The World’s Uglies Dogs are kinda cute. [Buzzfeed]
  • The release date for The Bourne Legacy gets pushed back … so as not to get in Batman‘s way. [ONTD!]
  • Jessica Simpson shows off her post-baby body. [PopSugar]
  • Lindsay Lohan is a heavy smoker … allegedly. [GossipCop]
  • Why is there a documentary about Chris Crocker? [Towleroad]
  • Man watches sports to death. [Newser]
  • Mercedes Golf [Heavy]
  • David Letterman doesn’t seem to like Justin Bieber very much. [Idolator]
  • Jay-Z reportedly received a $40 million dollar plane for Father’s Day. [Starpulse]
  • Criminals really are stupid. [Global Grind]
  • Solange Knowles is 26, Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac is 65, Jeff Beck is 68 and Al Molinaro (Happy Days) is 93 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
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DJ Paris Hilton Debuts A New Song Titled ‘Last Night’

So … for about a year or so we’ve been hearing about Paris Hilton‘s new album. As you may recall, she is attempting to relaunch her music career as a DJ and her upcoming new album is meant to be an amalgam of pop/electronica … or something like that. This weekend, Paris made her way down to Brazil to perform as DJ Paris Hilton and at the start of her music set, she debuted her new single Last Night. Click below to watch video of her performance and listen to her new single … it’s, um, interesting … yeah. More »

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The N.W.A. Biopic Is Finally In The Works… And They’re Casting!

irector F. Gary Gray is responsible for a slew of great films, including Law Abiding Citizen, Set It Off, and 1995′s classic, Friday. He’s now working on the long-awaited N.W.A. biopic, titled Straight Outta Compton, and a few days ago he tweeted the official casting call. I didn’t even know how much I wanted an N.W.A. biopic to happen, until this news hit and now I’m pretty pumped. Regardless of your thoughts on the controversial former group, they made a huge impact on rap and the entire entertainment industry. Their historical influence deserves documentation and I can’t wait to see what Gray pulls together. See the official casting call announcement and deets inside.
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Fiona Apple Talks Tragedy, Children, And Her New Album With ‘Interview’ Magazine

Last week, Trent posted about the release of Fiona Apple‘s latest album (The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do), and  I couldn’t have been happier clicking that live stream link. Recently, Interview Magazine caught up with the singer/songwriter and Fiona had plenty of interesting things to share about her artistic process, former life as a “brat,” and plans for the future. Check out excerpts from the interview and beautiful photos of the artist inside.
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Iggy Azalea Releases New Track With B.o.B, Titled ‘Million Dollar Misfits’

Iggy Azalea (not to be confused with a different Azealia we know) is an Australian emcee signed to T.I.‘s Grand Hustle label. She’s a total trip! And I haven’t decided how I feel about her yet. But I do know that I’m feelin a new song she just released with label-mate B.o.B. Million Dollar Misfits is off of Iggy‘s debut album Glory, which is expected by the end of the year. Listening sesh going down inside!
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The Director Of ‘Shame’ Casts Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, and Michael K. Williams In New Film

Steve McQueen (director of Hunger and last year’s Shame) has a new film in the works, titled Twelve Years A Slave. The current cast list is an exciting, somewhat eclectic group, and I cannot wait to see how they all mesh together with this director. So far Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Michael K. Williams (aka Omar from The Wire or Chalky White from HBO‘s Boardwalk Empire) and Paul Giamatti are all on board. Click inside to read more about the film and the cast, and to celebrate a new Steve McQueen film!

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James Franco, Jennifer Hudson (And More) Get Stars On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

In 2013 James Franco, Jennifer Hudson, The Backstreet Boys, and Helen Mirren are just a few celebs who will receive their bright and shining star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. This is truly an exciting time for everyone involved and we think the honor is well-deserved by these talented recipients. In fact, it’s kinda hard to believe that many of them don’t already have stars! But, they’ve got ‘em now. Click inside to see who else is getting a star.
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Britney Spears’s Record Company Readies The Release Of A New Compilation Album

Back in 2004 Britney Spears (or her record company, actually) released her first compilation album Greatest Hits: My Prerogative. In 2009, another Britney compilation was released compiling all of her singles to date … it was titled simply, The Singles Collection. In the eyes of Britney‘s record company, it would seem time again for the release of another compilation album. This month, a 16-track compilation titled Oops! I Did It Again: The Best Of Britney Spears is set for release. Click below to see the album art and compilation tracklist. More »

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Liz Phair Wants To Make A ‘Dirty’ Album With Ryan Adams

Liz Phair, one of my fave musicians of all time, is ready to make a new album. As you may recall, we learned yesterday that Rolling Stone magazine listed Phair‘s debut album Exile In Guyville as one of their Top 50 Albums from Women Who Rock but today we learn that she is ready to get back in the studio to make new music … and this time, she wants a little help from another one of my fave musicians of all time — Ryan Adams. Clearly, I’ve been a very good boy because a collaboration between Liz Phair and Ryan Adams is something that would MAKE MY LIFE! More »

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Jennifer Hudson Joins The Season 2 Cast Of ‘Smash’

Woot!! I have some great casting news to pass along today. Academy Award-winning actress and Grammy Award-winning singer Jennifer Hudson has been added to the season 2 cast of the NBC drama Smash. As you may know, Smash tells the tale of the creation of the fictional Broadway musical Bombshell, based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. Season 1 of the show featured guest stars like Nick Jonas and Uma Thurman. For season 2, producers are pulling out the big guns … J. Hud will feature in a multi-episode arc as a character named Veronica Moore. More »

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