A Zombie Theme Park Might Open In Detroit, MI

In recent years, due to a various number of circumstances, huge portions of Detroit, MI have fallen into abandoned decay and blight. Over the years, many people have come with many different ideas and plans for revitalizing the city or, at the very least, keeping the city from falling into further deterioration. A couple of weeks ago, a crowd-funded plan was announced that is, IMHO, an inventive and hopeful way to turn Detroit’s decay into something profitable and fun. Z World Detroit is a plan that hopes to turn parts of Detroit’s burned out, run down neighborhoods into a thriving zombie apocalypse theme park. If they are able to raise the funds needed, Detroit might become a destination location for zombie and theme park lovers alike. More »

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Christina Aguilera Will Reportedly Release A New Single In August

A new report out by Billboard magazine claims that Christina Aguilera is readying the release of a new song, produced by Max Martin, next month. Apparently, the new track is described as a “club banger” and is meant to be a preview of Xtina‘s forthcoming as-yet-untitled/announced new album. You may know that Martin is the songwriter/producer responsible for many of Britney Spears‘s biggest hit songs (including Baby, One More Time, (You Drive Me) Crazy, Stronger and more). It would seem that Xtina is lookin’ to secure some of that music magic for herself, too. HMMM. More »

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Singer Frank Ocean Of Odd Future Comes Out As Gay

It is a Happy Independence Day for R&B singer Frank Ocean, of the music collective Odd Future, because today he is celebrating the freedom to be himself by coming out publicly as a gay man. Last night, Ocean posted a poignant and poetic letter on his official website making very clear that he is a gay man. Other outlets are suggesting Ocean‘s letter shows him to be bisexual but that is not at all the interpretation that I get from the letter. Like many gay men, Ocean tried to have romantic relationships with women (in order to try and fit in with convention) but, as his letter makes clear, those relationships were not fulfilling … not like the first love he felt for another man. Just because he attempted relationships with women does not, necessarily, make him bisexual. Click below to learn more about Frank Ocean‘s brave coming out and read the text of his beautiful letter in full. More »

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Watch: Showtime Releases A Preview Video That Features Footage From ‘Dexter’ Season 7

We’ve already seen the first promo photo from the forthcoming 7th season of Dexter and we’ve learned some spoileryish deets about the season from one of the show’s producers but today, at long last, we FINALLY get to see actual footage from the show. Showtime has released a promo video that previews a LOT of scenes from the new season of Dexter … but make sure you don’t blink while you watch the clip. Click below and see what I mean. More »

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Natalie Portman & Benjamin Millepied Will Reportedly Marry In August

Remember back in February when we learned from Natalie Portman‘s jeweler that she secretly married her babydaddy fiancée Benjamin Millepied? Well, according to a new report out today, Nat and Ben have NOT yet married. In Touch Weekly is reporting that the couple are planning to be married for real in Big Sur, CA this August. HMMM. More »

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Jena Malone Is In Final Negotiations To Play Johanna Mason In ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

A couple of weeks ago, we learned that the brilliant young actress Mia Wasikowska was “in the mix” for the part of Johanna Mason in the forthcoming sequel film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. At the time, other actresses were also rumored to be “in the mix” for the part but because I was really hoping for Mia to get the role, I didn’t really focus on those other actress. I guess that was my error because today we learn that Jena Malone is in final negotiations to play the part. While I don’t have any necessarily negative feelings on Jena‘s casting, I guess I am bummed that Mia didn’t win the role of Johanna. Blah. More »

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First Look: Lifetime Releases A Trailer For The African American Version Of ‘Steel Magnolias’

Back in October of lasst year we learned that Lifetime TV will release a new version of Steel Magnolias starring an all African American cast. Today we get our first look at the first preview trailer for this new version of Magnolias starring Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye and Condola Rashad. Now, I love the original film version of Steel Magnolias so it would take a lot for a remake to impress me … but I will admit, I was impressed by the actresses who have been cast in this new version. Click below to see these amazing actresses in action and see what YOU think of this new incarnation of Steel Magnolias. More »

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Drama, Scandal & A Pre-Nup: A Round Up Of TomKat Dunzo News

It’s been a few days since we learned the not-so-shocking news that Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom Cruise after 5 years of marriage and 1 child together. Today we get to check out a few stories that have come to light in the wake of the Death of TomKat. One of the stories is speculation, another is wild (and unsubstantiated) rumor and the final story contains details of the couple’s pre-nuptial agreement. Prepare yourself for some entertaining, outright silly and very informative information about TomKat. More »

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A Dozen Miles

So, let me tell you about my Monday. Honestly, I expected the day to be a very quiet, very relaxing (ie. lazy) day. I didn’t plan on going for a run since I had the option to push my run back to today but something grabbed hold of me yesterday evening and, well, off I went. But before I hit the streets, I did my fair share of TV watching and was very happy to receive a delivery from my mailman. All in all, it was a very relaxing AND productive day for me ;) More »

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Les News, 070312

  • Let’s meet the US Olympic gymnastics team, shall we? [Buzzfeed]
  • GOOP is selling plain, white t-shirts for $90. [ONTD!]
  • Jennifer Lopez hits the beach with ALL her kids. [PopSugar]
  • Has Brad Pitt become a “groomzilla”? [GossipCop]
  • Woot! Let the Olympic Games begin!! [Oh La La]
  • Kathy Griffin is really glad that Anderson Cooper came out as gay. [Towleroad]
  • A California Senator wants children to have more than just 2 parents. [Newser]
  • Remember kids, don’t play with fireworks. [Heavy]
  • Selena Gomez hits the beach sans Justin Bieber. [Idolator]
  • Have you met Mikey Mike? [arjanwrites]
  • Jonah Hill regains all the weight he lost. [Starpulse]
  • Andy Griffith passes away at 86. [Global Grind]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin K-I-S-S-I-N-G. [LaineyGossip]
  • Yeardley Smith (The Simpsons) is 48, Tom Cruise is 50 and Montel Williams is 56 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
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