Joss Whedon Talks About ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 9′

Early last month we learned that a major character in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe was killed off in issue #39 of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 comic book series and this month, season 8 will come to an end with the release of issue #40. Buffy creator Joss Whedon talks to Entertainment Weekly about the end of season 8 and what we can expect in season 9 (which Whedon promises will be more like the TV series). If you have yet to find out with Buffyverse character was killed and want to remain unspoiled, you might want to avoid reading further. As for the rest of you, read on. More »

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First Look: Taylor Lautner In ‘Abduction’

Back in July we got to see a couple of HOT shirtless photos of Taylor Lautner on the Pennsylvania set of his first post-Twilight film Abduction and today we get our first look at the first official promo photo released from the film. Altho Lautner is fully dressed (boo!) the photo is worth checking out since this film is homeboy’s first chance to impress us with his clothes on. More »

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Is Britney Spears The New Michael Jackson?

An interesting fan-written forum post was published yesterday that makes the argument that Britney Spears has become “the new Michael Jackson” in that they are the only artists that can release albums and songs and have their music dominate the music charts without having to do much of any promotion at all. I have to say, it’s hard to argue with reasoning like that. More »

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Night At The Roxy

Last night I had the extreme pleasure of seeing singer/songwriter Jay Brannan live in concert for the first time and people, I gotta tell you, he was stunningly fantastic! I’ve been a fan of Jay‘s ever since his album came out but before last night, I had never seen him in concert. I heard he was playing The Roxy so I got my ticket and saved the date. Without question, his live performance was one of my fave acoustic shows of all time. More »

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Drunken Christina Aguilera Passes Out In Jeremy Renner’s Bed

Here’s a fun little Hollywood story that I’m sure will entertain you a smidge this fine Wednesday afternoon. You see, Academy Award winning actor Jeremy Renner hosted a few friends at his place in celebration of his birthday a couple of weeks ago and Christina Aguilera showed up uninvited. Apparently, Xtina got a little too acquainted with the booze being offered and homegirl passed out DRUNK in poor Jeremy‘s bed. Tsk Tsk. As you can imagine, Jeremy was NOT happy about Xtina‘s sloppiness and has been sharing this little tale with folks all over town. More »

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Catwoman & Bane Have Been Announced As The Villains Of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Since November, it has been widely speculated that actor Tom Hardy would be playing the Batman villain Hugo Strange in the upcoming sequel film The Dark Knight Rises. Today we get official confirmation that Hardy will NOT be playing Hugo Strange and will, instead, be playing the Batman villain Bane. Additionally, we learn that the other villain featured in the film will be Selina Kyle (who becomes Catwoman) … and she will be played by Anne Hathaway. More »

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First Look: The Prince William & Kate Middleton Comic Book

In December we learned that Britney Spears would be getting her own comic book, in November we learned that the entire Twilight Saga would be getting its own comic book … today we learn that enfianced couple Prince William of Wales and his bride-to-be Kate Middleton are getting in on the comic book action. Here is our first look at The Royals: Prince Williams & Kate Middleton Graphic Novel Edition:

PRINCE WILLIAM & KATE MIDDLETON ENGAGE IN ROYAL COMIC BOOK BIOGRAPHY

With the announcement of their impending nuptials, Prince William and Kate Middleton have captured the public imagination in much the same way the William’s parents did a generation ago. Now Bluewater Productions is publishing a behind-the-curtain look at the royal couple a new biography comic book. “Fame: The Royals” scheduled for an April 2011 release reminds readers how much of William’s life has been lived in the public eye; his birth, the tragic death of his mother Diana; his schooling, charitable work and military service. However, this issue, penned by CW Cooke (“Fame: Taylor Swift” and “Fame: Beyonce”), looks to give context to the headlines along with a fresh take on the burgeoning 8-year romance with his bride-to-be Kate Middleton. “Here you have two people trapped in a fishbowl,” said Darren Davis, president of Bluewater, “As a non-royal how do you navigate in the sudden storm of fame? As someone used to the spotlight, how do you maintain a veil of privacy?” The issue, penciled and inked by Pablo Martinena (“Political Power: Bill Clinton,” “Fame: David Beckham”) also takes a look at the planning for the “wedding of the century.” What shall Kate wear? Carriage or car? Fairy tale or modern? Where will they honeymoon? Additionally, Bluewater is publishing a special collector’s edition graphic novel of the title that features several extras not included in the standard release. Some of the planned extras include pinup posters, special illustrations of the wedding as well as a comparison with Diana and Charles’ 1981 wedding. The special edition also offers a unique double-sized cover by Martinena. “As Americans, we are fascinated by the British royals. They fit within our construct of a celebrity-fueled popular culture. But more than, that they represent an air of pomp and history that we just don’t have,” Davis said. “In terms of relevance to our series, William and Kate are the embodiment of fame and people (on both sides of the Atlantic) can’t get enough of them.” The special collector’s edition flip book (which will feature over forty pages), which is scheduled for a May release, will retail for $7.99 several online venues including Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble and Borders online stores. It is available for pre-order on Amazon HERE.

To make sure you get your copy, contact your local comic book store to pre-order it. To find a comic book store near you go to www.comicshoplocator.com. The standard 32-page issue retails for $3.99. It will be available at comic book retail outlets.

Altho this celebrity comic book trend is starting to teeter on the brink of tackiness, I think a comic book version of Prince William and Kate‘s story would make for a fantastic collectible. This is a comic that I’m gonna hafta pick up, but the expanded special edition version cuz that’s just how I roll. Click below to see some preview pages of this Royal comic book. Does this look like something you’d like to add to your collection?

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George Michael Readies The Release Of A Remastered, Expanded Version Of ‘Faith’

Musician George Michael is known these days more for his embarrassing run-ins with the law but once upon a time, he was really super famous for his music. On February 1, George Michael is hoping to bring back some of his glory days with the release of a newly remastered version of his classic 1988 album Faith. More »

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Betty White Celebrates Her 89th Birthday In NYC

On Monday, Betty White celebrated her 89th birthday but she didn’t get the party started until she made her way to NYC yesterday to really get down to celebratin’. Betty was joined by her Hot In Cleveland co-stars — Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malik — at Le Cirque in NYC, NY last night at a massive birthday fête thrown in her honor. BUT, before she partied with the ladies, Betty got liquored up with David Letterman on national TV on The Late Show with David Letterman. More »

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