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Wednesday

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June 2014

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Emma Haslam on Britain’s Got Talent — Reinvents Stripping

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Howard Stern has often emphasized the irrelevance of a stripper pole, claiming that acrobatic moves are not sexy, and no one wants to see a hot chick suspended in air. His objection can only be referenced by the video below, which shows an overweight woman by the name of Emma Haslam executing some shocking stripper moves. And though I’ll certainly be attacked for saying it, if I want to see women strut their “stuff” sans any body issues, I’ll go to my local locker room. Those chicks are most definitely “fearless.”

Tuesday

3

June 2014

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Jonah Hill Apologizes — Listen to Howard Stern Interview

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Though it’s hard to believe for non-listeners, Howard Stern is the person to see to kill all controversy. Jonah Hill visited the King of all Media to promote his new film and Stern immediately addressed the “elephant in the room.” Because Stern’s long-format allows for conversation instead of brief sound bites, it’s easy to identify Hill’s true regret over his “homophobic slur.” And while I certainly don’t condone his rant, I also don’t condone harassing paparazzi who yell offensive things until a celebrity snaps. We all have a breaking point. Listen below.

Sunday

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June 2014

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Tabloid News Review — Get Your Dirty Dish

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Bethenny Frankel really hates her husband. People

Sandra Bullock is seeing Chris Evans. Just Jared

Scott Wolf welcomed his third child. Us Magazine

Justin Bieber and Adriana Lima got cozy in Cannes. E! Online

Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell broke up. Daily Mail

Guiliana and Bill Rancic suffered a miscarriage. RumorFix

Kylie Jenner is following in the footsteps of her famous selfie family. Hollywood Life

Melissa Etheridge is married. USA Today

Levi and Bristol are still battling for their baby. WetPaint

Gwenyth Paltrow stepped into a pile of GOOP again. Vanity Fair

Kim Kardashian is fashionably challenged . . . AGAIN. People

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas had a baby. HUFF PO

Wednesday

28

May 2014

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Scout Willis Takes a Stand — FOR NUDITY

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Of all the many movements to support, nudity is certainly not on my top-ten list. Scout Willis, the obviously outspoken daughter of Bruce and Demi, apparently feels otherwise. In response to Instagram’s no nudity policy, Scout strolled naked through NYC, saying things on twitter like, “I’m moving to Europe, people’s victorian sensibilities need to calm the [f-k] down.”

Something tells me Scout spends far too much time on social media, and is in desperate need of a more profound cause of which to bring attention. Instagram is a private entity, and they are perfectly entitled to have personal standards about what they promote. For instance, when I have a dinner party in my PRIVATE home, I ask that my guests show up clothed. Sure the naked body is beautiful, but I’d like to keep my chairs clean.

UPDATE: In an effort to change the world, I’ve joined the movement, and posted a picture of Scout Willis’ TATAS. Next stop — WORLD PEACE.

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Wednesday

28

May 2014

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Ann Hornaday Blames ‘Neighbors’ For Santa Barbara Killing

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The media has long been criticized for glorifying criminals. Remember the infamous Rolling Stone cover of the Boston bomber? One could argue that the media is merely serving the public’s wishes, and since the public is obsessed with the mind of a killer (see Silence of the Lambs), it only makes sense to endlessly explore his or her family, private life, and “motive.” But when does that exploration begin to glorify the criminal? It’s difficult to articulate an exact moment, but I know it when I see it, and that moment has come.

A 22 year old named Elliot Rodger has killed six people in Santa Barbara before taking his own life, and he wrote a 137 page manifesto, entitled, ‘Day of Retribution.’ In it, he discussed his vengeance on women, his lack of friendships, and his anger toward the mistreatment he’s received by his peers. I’d elaborate, but it’s irrelevant. What’s important is how we move forward, and so far — that’s not going well.

Most recently, a writer for the Washington Post named Ann Hornaday attempted to explain this killer’s rage by referencing Seth Rogen’s move, ‘Neighbors,’ as an example of how Hollywood creates unrealistic expectations of what a man’s life should look like (see hot chick, lots of friends, partying, etc.). Seth Rogen is predictably pissed, saying, “How dare you imply that me getting girls in movies caused a lunatic to go on a rampage.” But Hornaday isn’t alone. Actress Mara Wilson said, “Please, teach your sons women are people, with lives and personalities and interests. They are not objects, they are individuals, and NO ONE is entitled to another human being’s body or time.” Connie Britton furthered with, “Because I’m raising a son. Respect, admiration, and appreciation instead of anger, contempt, and entitlement.”

The issue with these explanations is it attempts to justify the killer’s motives, instead of finding a real-life solution to the problem. The problem isn’t that this kid got rejected, it’s that he was mentally ill and he had access to a gun. And instead of discussing gun control and mental illness, we’re talking about the manifesto of a mad man, and the movie ‘Neighbors.’ The only person who is actually discussing the issue at hand is Richard Martinez, who tragically lost his son, Chris Martinez, in the shooting. Take a moment to watch his video below.

Tuesday

27

May 2014

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Tabloid News Review — The Gossip You Missed

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian got married. E! Online

Rachel Bilson is pregnant. Us Magazine

Katy Perry and Diplo are done. Wonderwall

Despite denying it, Lea Michele dated Matthew Morrison. HuffPo

Teen Mom’s Catelynn and Tyler are having another tot. Wet Paint

Chris Martin and Alexa Chung were seen on a dinner date? Pop Suger

Sherri Shepherd’s divorce might get nasty. People

Cameron Diaz is dating Benji Madden. ICYDK

Charlize Theron opened up about her romance with Sean Penn. Just Jared

Nikki Reed filed for divorce from Paul McDonald. TMZ

Jason Patric won a huge victory in his custody battle. Contact Music

Cheryl Hines is engaged to a Kennedy. What’s New

Solange, Jay-Z, and Beyonce had a lot of drama. Radar Online

Jennifer Esposito opened her angry Bradley Cooper ex-files. NYDN

Friday

23

May 2014

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X-MEN: Days of Future Past — A Full Review

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WRITTEN BY DAN O’CONNELL, GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

In July 2000, when the original X-Men was released, the multiplex was a very different place as far as superheroes were concerned. Sam Raimi’s Spiderman was two years away, Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins was even further down the pike and Marvel had yet to develop its own features, so Iron Man and the rest of the Avengers were not even on the horizon. But X-Men was a clever, sharply directed film with just the right amount of tongue-in-cheek humor as well as reverence to the source material.

Fourteen years, several sequels and two standalone offshoots later, we have X-Men: Days of Future Past, a film that collects all its characters and actors into one megasized package, a la The Avengers, but developed outside the Marvel stable. And with Captain America, Thor, Iron Man and seemingly every other superhero dropped into the theaters on what seems like a weekly basis, is there something new that the X-Men can bring to the table? The answer is not exactly, but that isn’t a bad thing. In short – you get what you want, and a little bit extra.

Opening with a flashy and loud action sequence with zero exposition, the film already has to catch up with itself only 10 minutes in. However, once the fireworks die down, it’s laid out for us: In the future, evil drones called Sentinels, which can resist the special powers that the mutants can dish out, have ripped civilization asunder and demolished all the worlds’ capitals. Only the few remaining X-Men, including Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Magneto (Ian McKellen), Storm (Halle Berry) and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) have allied themselves to fight the Sentinels. But mutant Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) has the ability to zap the other mutants back in time, so Wolverine volunteers himself to get transported back to the early 1970s, where fashion is loud and mutants still live incognito.

If ever there was an actor who was truly meant for a character, it would have to be Jackman and Wolverine. Bringing just the right balance of snarling rage and sardonic humor, Jackman is the series’ MVP – whether in his spinoff movies or with the other mutants. However, since the bulk of the film does take place in the past, it means that Stewart, McKellan and Berry take the back seat while the younger versions of Professor X (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) carry the bulk of the action, along with Beast (Nicholas Hoult), who appears to be a furry, blue version of The Hulk, and Raven aka Mystique, played by Jennifer Lawrence, who proves just as adept at karate kicks in blue body makeup as she does with a bow and arrow.

The thrust of the story involves the remainder of the X-Men trying to prevent Mystique from assassinating a scientist (“Game of Thrones’” Peter Dinklage), which will bring about the war between the Sentinels and the mutants, and the usual set pieces come into play: lengthy close quarters battle scenes, standoffs with monstrous robots, and a floating baseball stadium thrown in for good measure. Are any of these particularly groundbreaking or inventive? My answer is no, but at the same time the story moves at a fast enough clip, and the dialogue-driven scenes are compelling enough to make the exposition more palatable.

Returning to the director’s chair this time is Bryan Singer, who directed both the first film and 2003’s X-Men United. After the most recent installment, 2011’s X-Men First Class, helmed by Matthew Vaughn, Singer’s return gives the proceedings a welcome jolt, and though I had trouble keeping the myriad of mutants straight, the film provides enough diversion without making you feel guilty about it.

So, no, there’s nothing really new here. But then again, I enjoyed X-Men: Days of Future Past for hitting all the right beats, and leaving the door open for the series to continue even further.

Thursday

22

May 2014

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Angelina Jolie Interview With Movieline — Maleficent

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The very beautiful Angelina Jolie sat down with Movieline to promote Maleficent. Read some choice quotes from her interview below, and visit Movieline for the full interview.

One of those “scary” moments was maybe the most adorable in the movie, which was when your daughter, Vivienne, showed up as Aurora. There were audible “aws” in the theater when you picked her up and she started pulling at your horns. Was it a challenge to stay in character in that moment?

It was. It was. But also because I had to say things to her, like “go away” and “I don’t like children.” But that’s how we knew Viv would be perfect, because she is like my little shadow and there’s nothing I can say that she doesn’t just interpret as “Mommy doesn’t mean that. She wants me to stay.” But it was hard to stay in character. We did — in our outtakes — we get very snuggly, just to apologize.

Your kids have been popping up here and there in your movies. Zahara was in “Maleficent” as well.

[She] and Pax are in the christening scene for a moment. It’s like a cameo.

And then Maddox was in “World War Z”…

He was going to be in “World War Z,” but they didn’t tell us when they were filming that the ratings wouldn’t allow a child zombie.

Really? So are there any future acting gigs for the Jolie-Pitt kids, then?

Our idea is not to have them in film but to share our lives with them and play with them, so it’s not to look for them to be actors. But if there is some kind of experience where they can jump on set and feel what it’s like to be on set and not feel separated from our work, then it’s fun. But we would really like to keep them separate from it… as a career. We’re hoping that we don’t have actors, but maybe we do.

Wednesday

21

May 2014

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Counting Crows Visit Seth Meyers — WATCH NOW

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There’s no need to expand on my eternal affection for Counting Crows, but let’s just say I joined their “fan club,” in high school and haven’t stopped listening since. Seth Meyers somehow landed a rare sit-down with Adam Duritz, who often dodges such requests. Watch his interview, followed by a performance of ‘Hangin’ Around.’

Monday

19

May 2014

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Lea Michele is On Her Way to Something Sexier — WATCH VIDEO

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Though I love Lea Michele, I’d have taken a different approach to her debut record. She’s certainly pretty enough to pull-off this sultry side, but its so far removed from her public persona, it feels as if I’m watching my sister have sex on screen. To be blunt, this just isn’t her bag. Plus, she’s got the vocal chops for something more classy and impressive, and she’s instead taken the undressed pop-tart route. It’s good enough, but it’s not great. Watch ‘On My Way’ below.

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