Sunday, December 16, 2012

Golden Globes 2013 Nominees: Winners And Losers

Underdog 'Django Unchained' gets major recognition while other popular favorites, like 'Dark Knight Rises,' got shut out of this year's Globes.
By Josh Wigler

Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio in "Django Unchained"
Photo: The Weinstein Co.


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Funny or Die Video with Rachael Harris

Funny or Die created a hilarious take on a prescription drug commercial in a new video starring comedic actress Rachael Harris (The Hangover, “New Girl” guest star).   In the video, Rachael can’t bear to face the day ahead until she enjoys her prescription for a positive outlook – a glass of 100 percent orange [...]


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Friday, December 14, 2012

'Hobbit': A Star Is Born In Martin Freeman

Ian McKellen describes his 'Hobbit' co-star as 'an international big-screen movie star' in the making.
By Josh Wigler

Martin Freeman as Bilbo in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
Photo: Warner Bros. Entertainment


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Storage Wars Lawsuit: Lockers Were Staged

News of a Storage Wars lawsuit has hit the reality TV world like a ton of dusty old packing boxes. Now that more details of the claims that David Hester are making about the show have been revealed, it’s starting to sound a little more believable to me. I was with this show from the very beginning, and I’ll be honest, it never really occurred to me that it could be staged. Sure, it’s not that far fetched, but I just figured that somehow regular people left some really interesting things in storage and just stopped paying their bills. Anyway, the claim made by Hester is that producers would stop filming right in the middle of things and plant intriguing items in the lockers. The bidders featured on the show would then pretend to be really excited… doesn’t Barry come to mind on this one? Part of the claim is that it originally started off as a secret, where producers would do it without letting the cast know. Can you imagine how cheesy Dave, Barry, or Darryl feel knowing that some of the things they found in lockers were planted? That would piss me off… if this is true. RadarOnline [...]


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Cheryl Cole & Girls Aloud: BBC Radio One Live Lounge Ladies

Kicking off the day with some media duties, Cheryl Cole and her Girls Aloud cohorts paid a visit to BBC Radio One Live Lounge in Maida Vale this morning (December 14).

Ms. Cole was joined by Nicola Roberts, Kimberley Walsh, Sarah Harding, and Nadine Coyle as she hammed it up for the shutterbugs and fans who gathered at the London locale.

Earlier this week, Cheryl noted that she and the gals have been working hard to get their live show up to snuff for the forthcoming tour.

“It's taken us all this week just to rehearse for the Jingle Bell Ball, so I'm sure there is going to be a lot of rehearsals for the tour as well. I'm sure it's going to be spectacular.”


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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Michael Jackson To Appear On Pepsi Cans

More than one billion cans will be imprinted with the late pop icon's image.
By Gil Kaufman

<P>More than three years after <a href="">Michael Jackson's</a> <a href="/news/articles/1614744/michael-jackson-dies-at-50.jhtml">death</a>&#8232;, the pop icon will be at the beach, the pool, the 7-Eleven and everywhere in between this summer thanks to a new deal with PepsiCo.</P><P>According to <a href="" target="_blank"><I>The Wall Street Journal</I></a> the #2 soda company is going back to the future with a massive campaign that will have Jackson's image imprinted on more than one billion cans of soda as part of its new global "Live For Now" marketing push.</P><P></p><div class="player-placeholder right" title="Remembering Michael Jackson - One Year Later" id="id:1642144" width="415" height="255"></div><p></P><P>Nearly 30 years after Jackson first agreed to be the voice of the brand, an agreement has been reached with Jackson's estate, though reps for both sides declined to disclose the financial terms of the deal. When Jackson signed on to shill Pepsi in 1984 he was paid a then-record $5 million. A representative for the estate said the PepsiCo campaign is the first branding deal executed since Jackson died in 2009 at the age of 50.</P><P>While Jackson was handsomely paid in the 1984 deal, it was during the filming of an ad for that sponsorship that his life was forever altered. While shooting a commercial for Pepsi, a pyro effect went wrong and Jackson's hair caught fire, seriously burning his face and scalp and requiring multiple skin grafts and resulting in intense pain. It has been speculated that Jackson's addiction to pain medications may have begun after the mishap.</P><P>The new campaign is timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Jackson's <I>Bad</I> album. PepsiCo will start distributing the special-edition cans in China this weekend and they will arrive in the U.S. later this month. The 16-ounce, collector's-edition can in the U.S. will feature a special download code that will link to downloads of <I>Bad</I> remixes. Though TV ads will debut in China later this month, it has not been determined yet if similar spots will air in the U.S.</P><P><a href=""><img src=""></a></P>

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Dave Grohl, Josh Homme, John Paul Jones Unveil Supergroup

Them Crooked Vultures make their debut with a post-Lollapalooza set.
By James Montgomery

<P>Officially, <a href="/news/articles/1617945/janes-addiction-killers-turn-up-heat-on-lollapaloozas-last-day.jhtml">Lollapalooza ended Sunday night</a> in Chicago's Grant Park, with dueling sets from <MTVNLINK type="artist" id="1244299">the Killers</MTVNLINK> and <MTVNLINK type="artist" id="702">Jane's Addiction</MTVNLINK>. Unofficially, it ended <i>very</i> early Monday morning, across town at venerable rock club the Metro, with a surprise show by Them Crooked Vultures.</P><P>To the unfamiliar, the Vultures might seem like an odd choice to close out Lolla weekend ... until you realize that they're made up of <MTVNLINK type="artist" id="986">Foo Fighters</MTVNLINK> frontman/ former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, <MTVNLINK type="artist" id="503135">Queens of the Stone Age</MTVNLINK> mastermind Josh Homme and <MTVNLINK type="artist" id="993">Led Zeppelin</MTVNLINK> legend John Paul Jones. And their gig at the Metro was their world premiere.</P><P>According to <a href="" target="_blank">some reports</a>, the Vultures actually turned <i>down</i> Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell's request to replace the Beastie Boys as headliners at the festival, opting to debut in front of some 1,100 super-psyched fans at the Metro, rather than 75,000 in Grant Park (tickets for the gig were announced via Foo Fighter/ QOTSA fan clubs). Meaning that, in a lot of ways, this was the most sought-after ticket in town.</P><P>Taking the stage just after midnight, the Vultures &#8212; Grohl on drums (of course), Homme on guitar and vocals, Jones on bass and keys and frequent QOTSA contributor Alain Johannes on guitar &#8212; ripped through 12 songs in 80 minutes, all taken from their upcoming debut, which may or may not be called <i>Never Deserved the Future,</i> and may or may not be hitting stores on October 23 (early "promo" videos touting both those facts were revealed over the weekend to be hoaxes perpetrated by QOTSA fans).</P><P>The songs, with appropriately Homme-ian titles like "Scumbag Blues," "Mind Eraser (No Chaser)," "Caligulove" and "Interlude w/Ludes," sounded pretty much how you'd expect, given the band's pedigree. They rocked, hard &#8212; <a href="" target="_blank"><i>Chicago Tribune</i></a> critic Greg Kot described them as "fresh, invigorating and just plain nasty" &#8212; delving off into psychedelic, reverb-filled excursions and exploring proggy territory, "both of the old-school Yes variety, and the more modern Tool flavor," according to the <i>Chicago Sun-Times'</i> Jim DeRogatis.</P><P>It's not known if Monday's Metro performance was a one-off event for the Vultures &#8212; there have been whispers of a full-blown tour, but a spokesperson for Homme had not responded to MTV News' request for comment at press time. Nor was it clear whether or not they'll have an album out in October.</P><P>Early Monday, a <a href="" target="_blank">Crooked Vultures Twitter account</a>, which had previously posted links to the band's <a href="" target="_blank">official-looking Web site</a> and the Metro's online ticketing site &#8212; posted a link to what appears to be the group's first bit of official merchandise: a <i>Deserve the Future</i> T-shirt. Cost: $30.</P>

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Kristen Stewart: 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert Cutie

Stepping foot into New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Kristen Stewart prepared for a night of music and good times on Wednesday (December 12).

The “Twilight” actress rocked a green-and-black blouse with checkered gym shorts of the same color scheme, and joined her fellow Hollywood pals at the 12-12-12 Sandy Relief Concert.

Other stars in attendance included “Gossip Girl" beauty Blake Lively, Big Apple native Katie Holmes, and “Django Unchained” hunk Leonardo DiCaprio.

The night included a star-studded concert from performers including Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, and the Rolling Stones. Also, Sir Paul McCartney created a buzz when he took the stage with Nirvana singing lyrics originally performed by the late Kurt Cobain.

All of the proceeds raised will assist the millions of people throughout the tri-state area who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.


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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Michael Jackson - Hold My Hand

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Britney Spears - DANCE Till The World Ends

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Britney Spears Shows Sassy Side In 'X Factor' Promo

In 17-second promo, Spears seems to be taking a page from Simon Cowell's judging book.
By Jocelyn Vena

<P>If anyone thought <a href="">Britney Spears</a> might be the nicest person on the <a href="/news/articles/1685206/britney-spears-x-factor-concept.jhtml">"X Factor"</a> judges' panel, then they might want to think again.</P><P>In a new 17-second promo for the show, Spears shows off she's got quite a lot of critical bad-girl sass lurking deep down inside that sweet Southern demeanor. Some of her choice quips from the super-short teaser, posted on the <a href=",0,6469234.story" target="_blank"><i>Los Angeles Times</i></a> website, include, "You can't destroy that song, sweetie," "Very predictable" "Bad to the bone," and "You definitely don't have the 'X Factor.' " Oh, snap!</P><P><center><embed src="" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" flashVars="videoId=1729397671001&playerId=1545148137&viewerSecureGatewayURL=" base="" name="flashObj" width="326" height="292" seamlesstabbing="false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" swLiveConnect="true" pluginspage=""></embed></center></P><P>While fans won't get to see what other criticisms Spears shares with the show's hopefuls until the <a href="/news/articles/1685066/britney-spears-demi-lovato-x-factor.jhtml">"X Factor" debuts on September 12</a>, in a new backstage interview taken at auditions in Greensboro, North Carolina, Spears opened up about her judging style.</P><P>"It's about using constructive criticism. You know these people are driving so far out of their way to come in and to perform and put themselves out there," Spears explains, in the clip posted on <a href="" target="_blank">Idolator</a>. "It's really kind of hard to tell some of them no."</P><P>She added that she has a very visceral reaction when there's a bad audition. "I usually can't look when they're bad. I can't look," she said, adding that she has also seen a lot of talent while out on the road. "There have been extremely talented people, very good."</P><P>Now that the audition process is over, the next step for Spears and her "X Factor" judges is boot camp."Wow can't believe @TheXFactorUSA auditions are over," Spears <a href="" target="_blank">tweeted</a> on Tuesday. "So much FUN... bring on boot camp!"</P><P></p><div class="player-placeholder right" title="Britney Spears Explains Why She Wanted To Be A Part Of 'X Factor'" id="vid:769620" width="415" height="255"></div><p></P>

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Tia Mowry on Having Her Son After Endometriosis

In her exclusive blog for the iVillage series CelebVillageactress Tia Mowry -- who stars on the Style Network reality show Tia & Tamera -- writes about the relief she felt having her 17-month-old son Cree (with actor husband Cory Hardrictafter years of struggling with the gynecological medical condition endometriosis.


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Will 'Hobbit' Director Pull A 'Star Wars'?

Peter Jackson tells MTV News that the 'Hobbit' trilogy 'will be the end of Middle-earth on film' for legal reasons.
By Josh Wigler, with reporting by Josh Horowitz

Peter Jackson
Photo: MTV News


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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Is Weight Watchers Really "Furious" at Jessica Simpson?

Considering she's dropped 60 pounds since giving birth to baby Maxwell in May, you'd think Jessica Simpson would be a shining star in the eyes of Weight Watchers. However, it appears that her contract as a spokeswoman may now be in jeopardy... because she might have a second baby on the way!


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Tia Mowry on Having Her Son After Endometriosis

In her exclusive blog for the iVillage series CelebVillageactress Tia Mowry -- who stars on the Style Network reality show Tia & Tamera -- writes about the relief she felt having her 17-month-old son Cree (with actor husband Cory Hardrictafter years of struggling with the gynecological medical condition endometriosis.


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Saturday, December 8, 2012

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey': The Early Reviews Are In!

Director Peter Jackson has not lost his touch for fantasy entertainment, according to critics.
By Kevin P. Sullivan

"The Hobbit" cast
Photo: Warner Bros./ New Line Cinema


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Shakira’s Boyfriend Shares Their Baby’s First Ultrasound Photo

So many bump watches, so little time! Now that Kate Middleton‘s been released from the hospital, our royal bump watch has officially begun; and then we’ve been checking out the baby bump-age on Amber Rose. Not too long ago we got to see a pic of Shakira showing off her bump while cozying up with [...]


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Alec Baldwin Comments on His Brother's Arrest

Stephen Baldwin has been arrested for failing to pay his taxes, but his brother Alec Baldwin thinks it's all going to work out fine in the end.


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