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Friday

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July 2012

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Daniel Bedingfield Performs at The Mint — Wakes Up Los Angeles Crowd

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Daniel Bedingfield did it again. This is my third time watching him perform live, and he has a unique way of turning the low-energy of an intimate venue into the raucous feel of a stadium. And in Los Angeles, that’s an enormous feat. True to form, he removed the tables at The Mint to open up the floor, and he continuously exited the stage to enter the crowd. At one point, he even stood on the table of two seated individuals in what I can only assume was a hilariously antagonistic poke at their refusal to join the fun. The guy knows what he’s doing. He not only performed the songs we know and love (see “Gotta Get Thru This”), but he also treated us to some impromptu covers with a twist of his astoundingly cool beat-boxing tactics. Needless to say, I will be following him around Los Angeles for many more shows to come. Be sure to get his new EP, ‘ Stop the Traffik: Secret Fear,’ and read my interview with him by clicking here: Daniel Bedingfield Interview.

Thursday

26

July 2012

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Quote of the Day — Rupert Sanders Wife Talks About Her Marriage

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“I would never say out loud that I am raising my children alone, but a lot of the time it has felt like that. I went from the glamor of working with Karl Lagerfeld and John Galliano to living on an isolated hilltop, with my husband gone most of the time.” A vintage quote from Rupert Sanders’ wife, Liberty Ross, on the state of her marriage before his affair with ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ costar, Kristen Stewart.

Thursday

26

July 2012

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Thursday

26

July 2012

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Responds to Kristen Stewart’s Bombshell Affair — Double Standard?

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When Elisabeth Hasselbeck insisted that we shouldn’t be “so quick to throw the Scarlett Letter on Kristen Stewart,” it became immediately clear that she’s queen of the double standard. And furthermore, the entire media is guilty of this too. Remember how we vilified Jude Law for cheating on Sienna Miller with his nanny? Had the celebrity in question been a man, God help him.

Wednesday

25

July 2012

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Modern Family Sues Fox — HOLY SH@#T!!!

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Actor re-negotiations for hit shows are often messy, but not this messy. In shocking news, the cast of Modern Family sued 20th Century Fox to void their contracts, arguing that their contractual term exceeds seven years, which violates California law. It’s a surprising move in a relationship-based industry, but it’s clear that their contract re-negotiation went south fast. In a nutshell, here’s how the process usually works: Unknown actors sign to a show before it’s a hit, and their salary is often low. When the show becomes a massive sensation (as is the case with Modern Family), actors are almost always given a large raise, even though they are technically not entitled to it. The general idea is that studios want to keep the peace and they know actors will throw a fit at the idea of the studio and network pocketing large sums of money while they are stuck with their low salary. But when that re-negotiation doesn’t go as planned, studios play hard-ball and say things like, “Look, you’re bound to show up to work at your original salary. You’re lucky we’re offering you anything at all.” And sometimes it gets even uglier and they say things to the actors like, “If you don’t show up to work we’ll sue you for breach of contract.”

Apparently, the actors of Modern Family know how to play hard-ball even harder, because they went to court first, and they seem to have a viable argument if their contracts do in fact exceed the California 7 year rule. It’s brilliant that they all sued together. This way no one looks like a stand-out problem child. I can’t wait to see how this unfolds.

Wednesday

25

July 2012

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Kristen Stewart Admits to Cheating on Robert Pattinson — Has the World Gone Mad?

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Kristen Stewart might have to kiss both her career and relationship goodbye, thanks to herself and Us Magazine, who revealed that she cheated on Robert Pattinson with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, who is married with children. In an official statement, Stewart said, “I’m deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I’ve caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected. This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry.” There’s a few lessons to be learned here. First, sometimes the tabloids get it right. Second, if you’re famous, you better be smart about cheating. And third, can’t these lunatics just end their relationship first?

Tuesday

24

July 2012

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Tuesday

24

July 2012

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Bachelor Pad Debuts — Ed Admits to Cheating on Jillian

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The biggest revelation on this season of Bachelor Pad happened about two minutes into the show when Ed Swiderski admitted to cheating on The Bachelorette’s Jillian Harris. Of their relationship, Ed said he’s “not an angel,” and he “definitely was not prepared to be in a serious relationship.” Um . . . WHAT?! Didn’t he get down on one knee at the end of the show? Did this revelation come before or after he popped the question? And if all of the details about what Ed actually did before he proposed are true, he might in fact be sociopathic.

Monday

23

July 2012

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Mariah Carey Joins American Idol — Good Idea?

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When I found out about Mariah Carey’s decision to join American Idol, I thought: “I’ll take the Mariah Carey from ten years ago, and not the Mariah Carey of today.” That’s not a dig at the current state of her career, it’s a dig at the current state of her public persona. In short — she’s almost become a caricature of herself, exuding a diva-like temperament in every interview. I miss the down-to-earth, flannel wearing Mariah Carey of the old days. To prove my point, I’ve posted a vintage interview with the superstar below. Here’s hoping she’s relatable enough to pull off this new role. After all, if Jennifer Lopez can turn her image around, so can Mariah Carey.

Monday

23

July 2012

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Quote of the Day — President Obama on Howard Stern?

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“If I am lucky enough to be reelected, I want to build a bridge to the future. A bridge that all Americans can sleep on. I know unemployment is 10%, but we can get this number down if Americans would just stop looking for work . . . . The American worker is the most productive worker in the world. You know those signs that say made in china? We make those.” President Obama (Alright — you caught me. It’s not really President Obama. But it might as well have been. The quote came from a very talented Obama impersonator on the Howard Stern show).