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Allied UK Premiere — Red Carpet Photos

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“ALLIED” is the story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war. See images from the UK red carpet premiere below.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21:  Brad Pitt attends the UK Premiere of the Paramount Pictures Film "Allied" Odeon Leicester Square on November 21, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures) *** Local Caption *** Brad Pitt

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 21: Brad Pitt attends the UK Premiere of the Paramount Pictures Film “Allied” Odeon Leicester Square on November 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21:  Marion Cotillard attends the UK Premiere of the Paramount Pictures Film "Allied" Odeon Leicester Square on November 21, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures) *** Local Caption *** Marion Cotillard

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 21: Marion Cotillard attends the UK Premiere of the Paramount Pictures Film “Allied” Odeon Leicester Square on November 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21:  Lizzy Caplan attends the UK Premiere of the Paramount Pictures Film "Allied" Odeon Leicester Square on November 21, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures) *** Local Caption *** Lizzy Caplan

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 21: Lizzy Caplan attends the UK Premiere of the Paramount Pictures Film “Allied” Odeon Leicester Square on November 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21:  Brad Pitt attends the UK Premiere of the Paramount Pictures Film "Allied" Odeon Leicester Square on November 21, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures) *** Local Caption *** Brad Pitt

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 21: Brad Pitt attends the UK Premiere of the Paramount Pictures Film “Allied” Odeon Leicester Square on November 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21:  (L-R) Lizzy Caplan, Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard attend the UK Premiere of the Paramount Pictures Film "Allied" Odeon Leicester Square on November 21, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures) *** Local Caption *** Lizzy Caplan; Brad Pitt; Marion Cotillard

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 21: (L-R) Lizzy Caplan, Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard attend the UK Premiere of the Paramount Pictures Film “Allied” Odeon Leicester Square on November 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21:  Josh Dylan attends the UK Premiere of the Paramount Pictures Film "Allied" Odeon Leicester Square on November 21, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures) *** Local Caption *** Josh Dylan

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 21: Josh Dylan attends the UK Premiere of the Paramount Pictures Film “Allied” Odeon Leicester Square on November 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21:  Vincent La Torre attends the UK Premiere of the Paramount Pictures Film "Allied" Odeon Leicester Square on November 21, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures) *** Local Caption *** Vincent La Torre

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 21: Vincent La Torre attends the UK Premiere of the Paramount Pictures Film “Allied” Odeon Leicester Square on November 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

Thursday

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Tabloid Gossip: Let’s Talk Turkey

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Another Bachelor baby was brought into the world. E! Online

Kanye West might spend Thanksgiving at the hospital. People

Sofia Vergara called Joe Manganiello the “love of [her] life.” Pop Sugar

Amy Schumer and her boyfriend celebrated one year together with a lot of love. USA Today

Kylie Jenner went topless with Tyga on Instagram. Fox News

Jessica Simpson has beautiful children. Wet Paint

Melania Trump and her son won’t be moving to the White House. NYP

Supernatural’s Mark Sheppard is married. Brides

Carrie Fisher had an affair with Harrison Ford. Movie Pilot

Jersey Shore’s Deena Cortese got engaged. Starcasm

Blac Chyna gave birth to another Kardashian spawn. Daily Mail

Rebecca Romijn isn’t happy Gigi Hadid’s “mommy” entered their feud. Bravo

Naya Rivera is divorcing Ryan Dorsey after two years of marriage. Too Fab

Alicia Silverstone got naked to protest wool. RTW

Actress Amber Tamblyn is expecting a baby girl with David Cross. Yahoo!

Is Kendall Jenner dating a Laker? Mirror

Adele has baby number two on the way. ELLE

Ashley Olsen has a new man. MSN

Larsa Pippen traded Scotty Pippen for Future (Did she check his stats first? No one trades Pippen). SOHH

 

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Transviolet Performs at The Belasco Theater — Full Review

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I’ve been told by a musician friend of mine that I’m often too immersed in aesthetics when I see a band perform. According to him, if the presentation isn’t on point, my experience becomes immediately tainted. While that might be true, the reason goes deeper than a superficial desire for polished perfection. I’m looking for the chemistry of the band, their comfort on stage, and their authenticity. If those things are not aligned, I am far too distracted to fully dive in. There’s a lot of talented musicians that could be put together for a performance, but much like dating, it’s hard to find the chemistry that leaves you wanting more.

When I saw Transviolet perform at The Belasco Theater, I was immediately transfixed. The lead singer has an enchanting voice with songs to back it up, and her bandmates largely stay out of the way to let her shine. You won’t find the underlying tension you might see from The Head and the Heart (sorry, guys), for example, and they’re clearly happy to share the stage. In fact, Sarah McTaggart met fellow songwriter Michael Panek through an online add, and once their partnership was formed, Panek’s high school buddies, drummer Jonathan Garcia and guitarist Judah McCarthy joined. The group stand by their lyrics, stressing their importance on their four song EP, saying “it’s important to spread positive messages and have a nice effect on the world around us.” Listen to their song below, and go see them live if you can.

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Lupe Fiasco — Ticket Giveaway to Los Angeles Show

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lupe-fiascoWith an upcoming LP ‘Drogas Light,’ and a new power anthem called, “Made in the U.S.A.,” Lupe Fiasco has something to say. And since his genre is relatively out of my wheel house, I’ll quote Rolling Stone who said it best:

Produced by StreetRunner (Eminem, Lil Wayne), “Made In the U.S.A.” combines triumphant synth blares and spitfire trap percussion alongside the mournful wail of vocalist Bianca Sings. Fiasco tears through the song in a staccato cadence; his bars packed with images of hip-hop culture from around the country, but also the violence that permeates America, from KKK and gang killings to fast food.

Fiasco has a few dates left on a current tour, which is scheduled to wrap December 22nd at the Skyway Theater in Minneapolis. But my Los Angeles friends are in luck, because I’ve got two tickets to give away for his November 23rd show at The Belasco Theater where he’ll be performing with Boy Illinois & RXMN. For your chance to win, email Info@TheDishmaster.com with the subject line “Lupe.” Good luck.

Thursday

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‘Mariah’s World’ Reveals New Trailer: WATCH NOW

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Photo by: Ivan Gavan/E! Entertainment

It’s lost on me why Mariah Carey would want to do a reality show about her life. She doesn’t need the money, she doesn’t need the publicity, and she’s far too guarded to resurrect her image with authenticity. Furthermore, her new show on E!, “Mariah’s World,” is by the same people that produced ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians,’ and though Bunim Murray clearly knows how to make a hit, this just isn’t either of their brand. In short, I think Mariah is far too big a star for this, and I’d only approve of the move if it actually offered some behind-the-scenes content. Time will tell. Watch a clip below.
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Wednesday

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Bill O’Reilly Attacks Megyn Kelly for Revealing Sexual Harassment

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There’s nothing like mansplaining sexual harassment, especially when said mansplainer is a bloated white guy whose self-driven agenda protects his network before his fellow colleague. When Megyn Kelly revealed that she was sexually harassed by Roger Ailes,founder and former Chairman and CEO of Fox News and the Fox Television Stations Group, people believed her, especially since many others (including Gretchen Carlson) have come forward with the same story. Kelly revealed disturbing anecdotes about his alleged behavior, including the fact that “He tried to kiss [her] three times [in his office],” and when she “rejected that,” he asked [her] when [her] contract was up.” When she brought the matter up to a supervisor at Fox News, he assured her of Ailes good character and suggested she avoid him.

When Bill O’Reilly, a television host at Fox News, was asked about Kelly’s revelation, he wasn’t pleased, saying, he’s “not interested in basically litigating something that is finished that makes my network look bad.” He then suggested she go through HR instead or leave the company.

First, Bill O’Reilly’s entire career is founded on questioning the political process and using the media as a pulpit to push his personal agenda regardless of what party is in the white house. Should he leave it to the political process instead, much like his own suggestion to Kelly? After all, that’s the normal route, and if he’s unhappy with the regime in office, he should just sit down and shut up, right? Second, Kelly tried to make her complaints known, and Ailes was far too powerful to oust from the inside. Third, the media is often used to expose injustice, and allowing sexual harassment is an injustice. O’Reilly doesn’t like it because it’s now at his own network. Lastly, O’Reilly is a coward. He should stand up and make some noise when it’s not in his own self-interest for once. Maybe he should also be a woman for a day and learn empathy. And since that’s not going to happen, then he should be a man for a day and learn to protect people.

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Is The Boy’s Only Club Closed to Women?

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I once covered an event for The Dishmaster, where I was invited to the house of a Real Housewife to promote her charity work. I went alone, nervous as hell, with no idea what to expect. My blog was new, and I wasn’t even sure how I got invited. But sometimes we are at our bravest during unease, as it forces us to talk to the strangers we’d otherwise ignore in favor our close friend’s comfort. I remember approaching an older man who was a lawyer to an iconic musician I’ve admired since childhood. We got to talking about music, and anyone who reads my blog knows that music is my money zone. I asked a million questions, smile in full force, completely immersed in the conversation. But just as my enjoyment hit its peak, his wife walked up, grabbed his arm and said, “There’s someone I’d like you to talk to over there.” I politely introduced myself, submerged in naiveté, hoping that she’d join the fun. Her cold smile indicated that there was no more fun to be had, and I asked for his card. A few days later, it hit me. She thought I was hitting on her husband, and she swooped in to stop it. I need not emphasize the lunacy of such a thought, given my own moral code, but the entire experience stuck with me. I had been hoping to nurture that connection and to one day utilize it to land a job at a big law firm that specialized in music. He was the perfect potential ally, and had we established some type of rapport, I might have accomplished what was otherwise impossible had you graduated law school on the heels of the 2008 recession (as I had). I’ve never forgotten that night.

I’ve always been a guy’s girl. Since a young age, I’ve related more to men and fancied myself a tomboy (one that is not good at sports, of course). I grew up with an older brother, and I spent the majority of my childhood hanging out with (or attempting to hang with) his friends. As I age, those connections get complicated, and most of it is more about the experience in the first paragraph than the more popular, ‘When Harry Met Sally’ version. I love Billy and Meg, and I love Nora Ephron even more, but let’s get real. The idea that a man and a woman cannot overcome an attraction and put their friendship first, reduces us to neanderthals, and I’d like to think we’re more evolved. But what about the much larger issue lurking beneath the surface? If a platonic friendship suggests impropriety, then how do women penetrate (no pun intended) the boys-only-club? Had I been a man and not a threat, would I be working in one of the biggest law firms in Los Angeles right now? To be fair, there is so much fear of sexual harassment these days, men might not want to have drinks alone with their counterparts, but that’s an entirely different issue to address.

Society today has implored women to support other women, emphasizing that we’re our own worst enemy. Did men make us this way? Is the fact that there are fewer jobs for women and lesser pay causing unnecessary competition, which breeds bad behavior? It’s possible. But what about that boy’s club? If women are going to support other women, does that include “allowing” those after-work drinks for women to nurture those contacts? And can men get over themselves, and not assume every invitation has some sort of sexual agenda?

I can certainly attest to having received a lot of support from women, and every huge job I’ve landed has been due to a female connection opening that door, so times are definitely changing. But I’d like two doors open, one of which takes me to the boy’s club.

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Mark Paul Gosselaar Gets NAKED! See the PITCH Photos Now

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FOX’s new show ‘Pitch’ about the first female Major League Baseball pitcher is the perfect show for today’s climate, and they took things to a new level with one of the most genius marketing moves yet. The cast got naked! In response to a storyline about how their star player’s naked photos from her ex-boyfriend’s computer would be released to the masses, her team united with their own, approved naked photos to take the heat out of the story. That plan works in real life too, because who doesn’t want to see Mark Paul Gosselaar naked? See the delightful photos below.

Thursday

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November 2016

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New Music: Childish Gambino – “Me and Your Mama”

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Today is the day, folks. And no, I’m not talking about the day you’ve discovered that the election results were not just a bad dream. It’s the day for new music from Childish Gambino, and the ‘Atlanta’ star Donald Glover does not disappoint with “Me and Your Mama.” The song premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, and it’s the first song for fans from the next Gambino record, Awaken My Love!, which is out December 2 via Glassnote. There’s not much Glover can’t do, as his much talked about FX series was renewed for season 2, and he was recently cast as a young Lando Calrissian in the forthcoming 2018 Han Solo Star Wars film. Listen to the track below.

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Lauren Conrad Takes Us Home For The Holidays in Good Housekeeping

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Of all The Hills cast members, Lauren Conrad has proven her business prowess the most. She got criticized at the time for being “boring” and calculated while her other cast-mates caused endless drama, but that shrewd decision kept her brand intact, and it’s paid off. Below are some quotes from her new interview with Good Housekeeping, where she took fans inside her stylish home for the holidays.

Lauren her newest holiday tradition—PJ’s: “One of my favorite new traditions, which is from my husband William’s family, is going over on Christmas morning in our pajamas. It’s really sweet — his mom drops off a set for me so we’ll all match.”

Lauren on keeping it casual for date night: “When William and I go on a date, it’s pretty casual. We have a local sushi place that we really like to go to. I love a place that you don’t have to put makeup on to go to. You can just go, have a glass of wine, eat dinner, and have a really relaxing night. Those are our favorite nights because we have busy days.”

On creating a less “girly” more blended home with William and learning to compromise: “When William and I first moved in together, he moved into my apartment, which was very girly. So when we got our first place together, I definitely had to learn to compromise. I’ve never had to do that before. I mean, a little bit with my roommates, but I think it’s good and I think that your home should represent both of you and both of your styles. It’s definitely a blend of our tastes. I think he’s toned down my girly a little bit, which is good because I’m an adult and everything can’t be pink. It’s fun.”

Lauren on the must-have holiday accessories that are worth the big splurge: “If you go to a lot of holiday parties, it’s good to invest in accessories that can help mix up a little black dress, such as a cool embellished jacket, a statement necklace or fun heels. Buying a new outfit for every party can get costly — I like having fun with accessories instead.”

Why the kitchen is everyone’s favorite room at the party: “No matter where I’m trying to entertain, everybody ends up in the kitchen. Wherever the food and drinks are that’s where they’ll be. I try to drag them to other rooms. I’m like, “Come on guys, I’ve decorated this whole room,” but they don’t care. They’re like, “The cheese platter is here.”

Justin Coit/Good Housekeeping

Justin Coit/Good Housekeeping

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