Watch: Taylor Swift Performed ‘Smelly Cat’ In Concert With Lisa Kudrow From ‘Friends’

"Smelly cat / Smel-ly cat / What are they feeding you?"

Taylor Swift performed her 5th and final sold out concert at the Staples Center here in LA last night and, as expected, she brought out a few special guests to help make the night special for the folks in attendance. Among the special surprise guests that Taylor brought out on stage were her real life BFF Selena Gomez and pop star Justin Timberlake — which is cool and all, I have to say, but the really amazing moment of the night came when Taylor brought out Friends actress Lisa Kudrow to perform the Phoebe Buffay song Smelly Cat live on stage. OMG. Last weekend, Taylor brought out Friends stars Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry as special guests during her Saturday night show so it’s clear that Tay Tay is a huge Friends fan (as are we all). But to have Lisa on stage to perform Smelly Cat is just WAY TOO MUCH. I love it! Taylor wisely decided to end her run of sold out Staples Center shows with a bang, and I approve greatly. Check out the video above to watch Taylor and Lisa perform Smelly Cat and have it brighten up your day considerably.

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Here Is Our First Look At The ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Toys

On Friday September 4, Star Wars and Hasbro plan to unveil to the world the toys that will be sold in conjunction with the forthcoming release of the new Star Wars sequel film The Force Awakens. Dubbed Force Friday, the toys featured in the gallery presented here (and more) will be unveiled in a global unboxing that will take place on You Tube all day long. Star Wars toys are among the most beloved and most collectible toys in the world, so it makes sense that Disney would want to capitalize on the release of a new collection of Star Wars toys. Click through the gallery to see some of the offerings that will be made available for sale soon and click below to learn more about how these toys will be unveiled on Force Friday. More »

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Mariah Carey Is Turning Her Xmas Song ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ Into A Children’s Picture Book

As August draws to a close, the time has come to start talking about … Xmas? It seems like the impact of Xmas starts earlier and earlier with each passing year, which is why it’s no surprise that today we learn that Mariah Carey will be releasing her first children’s book this holiday season. Mimi has partnered with Random House publishing to adapt her hugely successful holiday song All I Want For Christmas Is You into a picture book for children. As you will learn below, this children’s book uses the lyrics to Mariah‘s song to tell the story of a little girl (who looks like a cartoon version of MC) who hopes to get a puppy for Xmas. Yes, it is as cute as it sounds. Click below and see for yourselves. More »

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Watch: Banksy Releases An Official Commercial Advertisement For Dismaland

"This is a theme park like no other"

Last week we got to see the first photos and first video from Banksy‘s ambitious new art exhibit/installation Dismaland Bemusement Park currently on display in the UK and today we get to see a just-released “commercial” for the dystopian theme park. Banksy himself has put together an official “promo video” for Dismaland that is embedded above. The narrative is pretty dismally straightforward and the accompanying music is disturbingly saccharine, perfect for this promo video of the theme park art exhibit. Have a look and see, once again, why Dismaland is the Crappiest Place on Earth.

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Taylor Swift & Friends Slay LA At The Staples Center

Last night, at long last, I finally got to see Taylor Swift in concert and now I can honestly say that I understand what all of the hubbub is about. Taylor has set a new record for the most sold out nights at the Staples Center here in LA at one time (5 days) and last night was her 4th of 5 sold out performances. I luckily managed to procure a ticket for the show and was able to partake in the celebration with a bunch of very excited Los Angelinos. The show as over the top and really fun, I was very happy to be in attendance. More »

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Les News, 082615

  • • Newsreporters Alison Parker and Adam Ward were shot and killed live on air this morning, everything is awful [Buzzfeed]
  • Carrie Underwood drops a new music video [PopSugar]
  • • Here is the movie poster for Suffragette [LaineyGossip]
  • • The Honest Trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road [Socialite Life]
  • • A new Adele album this fall? [Idolator]
  • • A racist will reportedly compete on Dancing with the Stars [GossipCop]
  • • I love Engineering [Towleroad]
  • • Teen Woof [Oh La La]
  • • Happy National Dog Day [Queerty]
  • • Passive-Aggressive college dorm room signs [Ranker]
  • • The Colorado Movie Theater terrorist is sentenced to life in prison [Newser]
  • Janet Jackson pays homage to Aaliyah [Global Grind]
  • Macaulay Culkin is 35, Melissa McCarthy is 45, Adrian Young of No Doubt is 46, Shirley Manson of Garbage is 49, Branford Marsalis is 55 and Valerie Simpson of Ashford and Simpson is 70 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.

Burger King Proposes A Joint Burger Venture With McDonald’s, McDonald’s Says Nah

Fast food giant Burger King took out a full page ad in The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune today in an effort to solicit fast food GOD McDonald’s with a proposal that the two companies join forces to create a joint burger called the McWhopper in honor of Peace One Day. In what would absolutely constitute a major advertising coup for Burger King, the proposal suggests that the two companies collaborate on a special burger that would bring the fast food rivals together in “peace” … and commerce. Burger King‘s thirst for this proposal is so huge that they even offered up mock packaging for the McWhopper. Unfortunately for BK, McDonald’s isn’t at all interested in this proposal. The CEO of McD’s posted a response to BK on their official Facebook profile that basically says Thaaaaaaanks … but no thanks, don’t bother us publicly in this manner, go away, bye. Click below to see this back and forth exchange between these two fast food companies and learn more about the McWhopper — which will never come to be. More »

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Kurt Sutter Is Developing A ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Spin-Off Series For FX

Earlier this month we learned from series creator Kurt Sutter that FX is still very much interested in producing a prequel series to Sons of Anarchy which may air on the network some time in the future (after Sutter‘s new FX series The Bastard Executioner gets settled on the network). Today, tho, we learn that another Sons of Anarchy series may come to FX sooner than the SoA prequel. Sutter reveals that he is developing a SoA spin-off series that will focus on the rival motorcycle club The Mayans, who were featured on Sons of Anarchy. At this early stage, there aren’t a lot of concrete details about this possible show but we do have enough info for SoA fans to get excited about. More »

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‘Entertainment Weekly’ Welcomes You To The Hotel Cortez In ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’

The cast of American Horror Story: Hotel is featured on the cover and in the pages of this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine, with it’s new lead star Lady Gaga front and center. The new season of the show is the focus of this issue and as you can see in the gallery presented here, we get our first look at the various characters who will be introduced and featured on the show. Ryan Murphy tells EW magazine that this season of AHS will have a different tone without Jessica Lange as the lead actress but he promises that it will still be American Horror Story. Click through the gallery to see actors like Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Naomi Campbell, Max Greenfield, Evan Peters and more in character as they will appear on AHS: Hotel and then click below to learn more about the storyline of the show, direct from creator Ryan Murphy himself. More »

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Watch: Here Is The Second Teaser For ‘Ash Vs. Evil Dead’ On Starz

"Well that sucked pretty hard"

Back in May, we got our first look at the first teaser released for the new Starz original TV series Ash Vs. Evil Dead and today we get to see the just-released second teaser for the series. Ash Vs. Evil Dead is a sequel series of sorts to the original Evil Dead and Army of Darkness films that made Bruce Campbell a star. As you can see in the teaser embedded above, this new series will feature the same humor and silly gore that has made the Evil Dead franchise a beloved cult classic. Have a look at this teaser and see how many times it makes you laugh. I’m really looking forward to this new series, which will appropriately premiere on Starz on Hallowe’en.

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