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Pitch Perfect Hits a High Note

13 Oct

With a perfect combination of humor, promiscuity, magnificent musical mash-ups, and a cheesy Romeo and Juliette love story, “Pitch Perfect” makes my personal top five box office favorites. 

Anna Kendrick plays a dark and disturbed co-ed DJ just trying to find her place in the world. Way too cool for school, she begs her professor dad to give her a get out of a jail free card to ditch the books and make it big, spinning beats in the City of Angels.

However, forced to break out of her shell, literally, in a hilarious shower duet with co-star, Brittany Snow, Anna’s character, Becca, joins an all-girl acapella group, and falls in love with more than just college.

The rest of the cast is awkward and no-namers, but their average looks and rawness makes them relatable and loveable.  While the concept itself is a mix between a “Bring it On-” like national champion showdown, and a misfits united “Glee” story-line, the unbelievable one-liners delivered by self-proclaimed “Fat Amy,” played by the hilarious Rebel Wilson, and the star quality musical mash-ups, throwbacks, and down and dirty street sing-offs, makes this a must see, stand out on it’s own movie.

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8/22

22 Aug

Prince Harry Bares All in Vegas

It’s usually the camera flash bulbs that blind the British royals, but over the weekend it was Prince Harry that flashed back at the camera.

It was the shirtless picture of the prince that had the world in hysterics, when he was caught partying it up in Las Vegas with Olympian, Ryan Lochte. However, it turns out Harry’s chest wasn’t the only thing that was pictured sans clothes over the weekend.

After reportedly inviting some willing girls to their hotel suite and proposing a game of strip billards, things got a little crazy, and before they knew it naked pictures of Harry and the party guests made their way to the internet and into the hands of anyone with Google.

There’s been no word on the matter from Harry himself, or Gramma, the queen, but if you’ve seen the pictures you know there is no way for Harry to deny those ginger locks are his.

Avril Lavigne Is Headed Back to the Alter

And, no, it’s not with Brody Jenner.

While they’ve kept their relationship a secret, Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman, Chad Kroeger, aren’t keeping their engagment quiet. The two announced yesterday, that after getting together while working on Lavigne’s most recent album, they are getting married!

Let’s hope Avril can find something to cover that matching tattoo she got with Brody, before she walks down the aisle.

Taylor Swift Breaks Records and Rumors

It has been barely a week since Taylor Swift released her first single off her upcoming fourth album, Red, and already the song, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” is breaking records.

Blowing Ke$ha’s previous record out of the water, Ms. Swift’s new anthem has sold 623,000 digital downloads in it’s first week, making it the biggest digital download for any female artist ever, and second in overall downloads, behind Flo Rida’s Right Round at 636,000. The song has also made it’s way up the Billboard Hot 100 chart too, finally settling in at the #1 spot.

It’s not only her music that has put Swift in the spotlight these past weeks, but her love life too. After introducing boyfriend, Connor Kennedy, to the world with lots of hand holding and cuddling, the tabloids didn’t know what else to do with themselves besides making up stories about wedding and house crashing. However, Swift’s reps crushed the rumors, saying the singer’s name is on no house deed across from Connor’s, and she was indeed formally invited to all Kennedy weddings she attended this weekend.

Looks like Swift is coming out on top in all aspects this week!

‘Hunger Games?:’ Finnick Oddair Will Be There!

The cast of The Hunger Games sequel is slowly but surely closing in on being complete, and the newest name added to the list is Sam Clafin. . The 26-year-old will play Finnick Oddair in the much anticipated sequel, a sneaky tribute that uses his good looks and sexuality to get ahead. The actor’s biggest film so far was opposite Kristin Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsmen, last year.

Clafin, and the rest of the cast, will begin shooting Catching Fire next month, on location in both Hawaii and Atlanta, Georgia.

Sam Claflin

8/17

17 Aug

Jennifer Aniston Engaged!

The spotlight was supposed to be on actor, Justin Theroux, at his 41st birthday party in NYC, but he had other plans.

Quickly the attention changed focus to his girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston, and her ring finger, that was now covered in 8 carats of engagement ring bling.

Right on the heels of her ex husband, Brad Pitt, and her arch nemesis, Angelina Jolie’s, engagement news, Aniston and Theroux officially confirmed that they too are headed to the alter. 

With family and friends already there to party for Theroux’s b-day, the actor took his now finance to a quiet area to propose, and then set her free to celebrate with loved ones.

Here’s to hoping everyone involved is on the road to a happy marriage!

Rihanna Defends Chris Brown…and His Attack On Her!

There has been many eyebrows raised at the actions of Rihanna, crazy partying, questionable love interests, and her continued relationship with Chris Brown, after he physically attacked her in 2009.

Now, in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Rihanna explains why she stood up for her “best friend” even after he caused her so much pain.

I just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help,” she said. “And like who’s gonna help him? Nobody’s gonna say he needs help.”

While, it was her that was nursing her wounds, literally, Rihanna says it was Brown that she was most concerned about. “Everybody’s gonna say he’s a monster without looking at the source,” said the singer. “And I was more concerned about him.”

The tearful interview between Oprah and Rihanna airs August 19, at 9 on OWN.

Drake and Chris Brown Get Sued

It’s been months since Drake and Chris Brown started the brawl between them and their respective entourages, but time has not healed all “emotional” wounds.

Greenhouse, the company that owns the name, not the club, is suing the rappers for $16 million in damages, including  “gross negligence,” “ultra-hazardous activity” and “intentional illegal acts,” for things like throwing glass at one another, and creating make shift knives from broken alcohol bottles. 

Even if Greenhouse wins the suit, they may not see a penny of the pay-off because, Tony Parker, who was at the club that night and was cut by a piece of flying glass, is suing the club for $20 million.

Joe Jonas is ‘Never Ever Getting Back Together’ With Taylor Swift…But It’s Not Her Song That Did It

Her fourth album, “Red,” and new world tour, are set to release this October,  but Fall was too far away for Taylor Swift to wait to give the world another one of her breakup anthems.

“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is the country gals latest #1 single, and because we all know Swift is not one for hiding her feelings, or name’s of the ex’s she bashes, fans are on a mission to find out which famous ex the song is about.

Joe Jonas, who dated the singer in 2008, is no stranger to the Swift’s lyrical revenge but he’s confident that he’s in the clear on Swift’s latest album, and even offered his ex a compliment on her musical props.

“I can say it’s not about me, because I don’t think we’ve ever tried another time. I can tell you it’s not about me. I think we’re cool. It’s pretty years removed. That said, I think the song is great. Taylor does pop music really well and I’m happy for her,” he said in a radio interview.

Alright, so now that we know the JoBro is out, who’s left? Gyllenhaal? Lautner? Mayer?

Look’s like we’ll have to wait for the “Red” lyric book to find out!

‘Glee’s’ Season 4 Gets a Face Lift…Literally

Season 4 of “Glee” is the epitome of new. New faces, new city, new stories, new songs.

In preparation for the new season this September, Fox has released the first promo for the new season, where we see new characters, like Kate Hudson, and by the absence of some of our favorite characters, like Puck, Quinn and Mercedes, we are reminded, once again, that the New Directions are indeed headed in a new direction.

Take a look below at the clip. Can you tell me what the biggest thing missing is? One word: ME!

8/8

8 Aug

Natalie Portman’s Surprise Wedding

Since she has been staying out of the spotlight since her Oscar winning role in Black Swan, and birth of her son, Aleph, it was a perfect time for Natalie Portman to wed her baby daddy, Benjamin Millepied, in a quiet Jewish ceremony last Saturday. 

Joined by family and friends, including Ivanka Trump and Macaulay Culkin, the actress and choreographer tied the night under the stars in Big Sur, California.

The pair have been dating since they worked together in Black Swan, and felt that now was the perfect time to make their family, with their 14-month-old son, official.

Take a look, below, at Portman’s modest wedding gown:

Penelope Kardashian Disick Makes Her Debut

It’s been exactly one month since the latest Kardashian has come into existence, and although her big brother and dad, Scott, have been spotted out around LA, little Penelope has yet to make her debut, until now!

In true Kardashian fashion, little P. is making her first public appearance on a national magazine cover, alongside big bro Mason and mom, Kourtney.

Inside the mag, Kourtney talks about double diaper duty, her over-sized, family affair delivery, and Scott’s new mantra as a dad.

Take a look below at the first pic of Penelope Scotland Disick:

Kristin Cavallari Welcomes a Son

It’s been a weird last couple of years for former Hills star, Kristin Cavallari, and footballer player, Jay Cutler. After breaking off their first engagement, and then calling it back on shortly after Kristin was spotted with a baby bump, many spectators questioned the reason behind ring #2.

However, Cutler cleared up the drama tweeting,”we don’t usually comment on our relationship but for the record I never broke up with Kristin. It’s unfortunate some people are saying hurtful things during such a joyous moment in our life.”

And now is the most joyous time, as the couple welcomed son, Camden Jack Cutler, this morning, weighing in at 7 lbs. 9 oz. according the Cavallari’s official twitter announcement.

Here’s to hoping the new baby boy doesn’t turn out to be anything like his mom’s reality ex’s.

Ryan Lochte’s Post-Olympics Hollywood Plan

It was just a matter of time before reality TV got a hold of the Ryan Lochte obsession. Without even letting the gold medalist touch back in the United States, a slew of networks are already courting the swimmer to take on a reality gig.

His agent confirmed, “I cannot tell you the exact shows, but two different reality show concepts have been offered and one additional is being discussed.”

Will the phenomenon-like effects of the grill-wearing, ab-tastic athlete wear off after London’s closing ceremonies, or will they linger long enough to support a couple decently rated seasons of a reality show? 

7/31

31 Jul

Taylor Swift Keeps It In the Family

Damn girl, I’m starting to not be able to keep up! If Taylor Swift keeps going through guys at this rate she’ll have enough amo for three more albums.

It was only a few weeks ago that tabolids became attached to the wholesome couple that could’ve been: country star, Taylor Swift, and Kennedy descendant, Patrick Patrick Schwarzenegger. However, the fourth of July hookup couldn’t have been that magical because Miss Swift has moved on to another member of the Kennedy bloodline, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s son, Conor Kennedy.

Spotted in Massachussetts together last weekend, the duo was spotted holding hands, going sailing, attending a house party, and going to church together!

Sounds like fun, just remember Taylor, you know what they say about the sure fire way to ruin a relationship, don’t talk politics!

A Jo-Bro Coming to ‘Idol?’

Alright, breathe! If you don’t already know my obsession with Nick Jonas, you’re about to find out! Sources at Fox are saying that the youngest Jonas Brother, and my future husband, is about to sign, seal and deliver his juding contract for next season’s American Idol.

“Nick is pretty close to signing to be the ‘Idol’ judge,” says a source. “They flew him in to L.A. last week for final meetings.”

Already X-Factor has got me all hyped up for one of my favorites, Demi Lovato, to judge this season, but if Idol had Nick sitting beside Mariah Carey my heart may not be able to take it.

If Nick does fill one of the possible two vacant chairs at the panel, sources are saying Pharrell and Brad Pasiley are in talks to take Randy Jackson’s spot if he decides to go from judge to mentor.

Here Are the VMA Nominees

It’s that time of the year again! The MTV Video Music Awards are set to happen live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on September 6, and here are some of the musicians competing for a moonman!

Best New Artist
Carly Rae JepsenCall Me Maybe
Frank Ocean – Swim Good
fun. f/ Janelle Monae – We Are Young
One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
The WantedGlad You Came

Best Female Video
BeyoncéLove on Top
Katy Perry – Part of Me
Nicki Minaj – Starships
Rihanna – We Found Love
Selena Gomez & The Scene – Love You Like a Love Song

Best Male Video
Chris BrownTurn Up the Music
Drake f/ Rihanna – Take Care
Frank Ocean – Swim Good
Justin Bieber – Boyfriend

Usher- Climax

Video of the Year
Drake f/ Rihanna – Take Care
Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know
Katy Perry – Wide Awake
M.I.A. – Bad Girls
Rihanna – We Found Love

Poof Goes Adrienne Maloof’s Marriage

If you watched even one episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills you were probably wondering how in the world Palm’s Casino owner, Adrienne Maloof, and her plastic surgeon husband, Paul Nassif, were still together. The two couldn’t stand to be in the same room together, and everything Nassif did made Maloof cringe.

Well, the clock has run out on this marriage with the report that the couple have filed for legal seperation.

While the couple have three sons to share, I don’t think money will be an issue in the divorce, as both have enough on their own to feed a small country!

In Case You Missed It: The Recap On Kristen Stewart’s Cheating Scandal

So unless you have been living under a rock this past week you already know about Kristen Stewart getting caught out and consequently admitting to cheating on Robert Pattinson with her Snowwhite and the Huntsmen director, Rupert Sanders.

If that’s all you know about the scandal here’s a 10 second recap of the smoke after the fire:

Rob moved out of the couple’s Los Feliz, CA home, and is refusing to speak to Kristen, besides the couple of angry texts they have exchanged about custody of their dog. Also, it turns out Kristen’s public apology (or plea) to Rob actually hurt her case more than it helped. Pattinson felt her public outcry violated the agreement they had to stay as private as a couple as possible.

Choosing not to hide in a dark room, but still keeping status-quo with his anti-celebrity attitude, Pattinson has been spotted keeping a low-pro in his homecountry, England. However, the devastated star IS trying to mend his broken heart with a little alcohol and some friends. He was spotted out getting drinks with a mystery girl last week.

Back in the USA, Kristen Stewart has been left hanging by more then just her vampire BF. Sanders wife, Liberty Ross, is allegedly willing to her forgive her husband and baby daddy, and left Stewart out to dry with no BF and no BFF’s either. Sources claim that Stewart’s friend, most of which she shared with Pattinson, like Katy Perry and Charlize Theron, are so angry with the adulterer that they have stopped speaking to the actress and have taken R-Patz’s side.

This feud is shaping up to make one awkward Breaking Dawn Part II press tour!

7/25

25 Jul

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Just weeks ago they were talking wedding rings and baby bling, but now, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s relationship is all about cheating and pleading.

Just when we thought the real life Bella and Edward were going to live happily ever after, US Weekly turned the couple’s world upside down by printing pictures of Stewart getting cozy with her Snow White and the Huntsmen director, and married father of two, Rupert Sanders.

With the pictures to prove it, Stewart had no way of denying her affair and released this statement in an attempt to keep her vampire BF biting.

“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.”

Sanders’ 34-year-old wife and baby mama, model Liberty Ross, who he has been dating since she was 18, and Pattinson supposedly both found out about the affair via the tabloid and are “devastated” by the news.

On the heels of Stewart’s statement, Sanders released his own apology to his wife and family, similarly begging for forgiveness.

“I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family. My beautiful wife and heavenly children are all I have in this world. I love them with all my heart. I am praying that we can get through this together,” he said.

Take a look below at the pictures that were taken by a US Weekly photographer who tracked the cheating couple down behind a “FOR LEASE” building. This is going to make for a very awkward Breaking Dawn Part II, press tour.

 

Holly Madison to Adopt a Little ‘Playboy’….Or Girl

Former playmate Holly Madison was denied a ring and a baby from ex-BF Hugh Hefner, but she isn’t letting that stop her from becoming a mother.

After taking on two reality shows, and a live Vegas peep show, the 32-year-old confirmed that she has begun the process of adopting a baby on her own.

“I really want to be a mommy,” she told In Touch, about starting the process with Hold my Hand mentoring agency.

Good for her!

Carly Rae Jepsen’s Nude Photos Goes Public…Maybe

After just confirming that the supposed sex tape of a look a like was in fact NOT her, Carly Rae Jepsen is once again involved in a nakey picture leak.

The Vancouver police, where Jepsen is from, confirmed that they have identified a possible suspect responsible for hacking into the singer’s computer last Spring, and possibly releasing nude photos he found. 

Neither the police or the “Call me maybe” singer are confirming or denying what exactly was taken off her computer, but my guess is if there were nude pictures they will be surfacing soon.

‘America’s Got Talent’ Doesn’t ‘Got’ Sharon Osbourne Anymore

Something must be in water that they’re serving singing competition judges, because America’s Got Talent judge, Sharon Osbourne, is adding her name to the list of quitters.

Yesterday, the British personality announced that she would no longer be judging the talent show, and taking from Twitter cues, it seems like new judge, Howard Stern, may be the reason why.

Although he has only been on the panel for one season, Howard Stern’s radio station account tweeted yesterday, “@HowardStern isn’t sure if he’ll do another season and says Sharon Osbourne may not come back unless she gets more money.”

In a quick defense, Osbourne tweeted back, “My darling @HowardStern, money is not the reason I’m not returning to @nbcagt, it’s because ….” The tweet was never completed. 

Reps at NBC say they were not aware of Osbourne’s departure before the announcement, but are still standing by Stern, saying they would be “delighted” if he returned next season.

7/24

24 Jul

J-Lo Out, Carey In

After three years and two singing competitions trying to recruit Mariah Carey to sit on their judge’s panel, American Idol finally got the job done. 

Fox’s president, Kevin Reilly, announced yesterday that Mrs. Nick Cannon will be filling one of the two empty seats at the Idol judging table. 

No word yet on who will occupy the final vacancy but whomever it is, I hope they’re willing to take the job pro-bono, because after Fox signs Mariah’s paychecks, they may not have any money left.

Carey’s new gig just secured $18 million into her bank account, the highest yearly salary of any celebrity signing competition judge, in front of Britney Spear’s $15 million for X-Factor, and Christina Aguilera’s $10 mil for The Voice.  

New Characters Take Over For ‘Glee’ Alumni 

Yes, Ryan Murphy has said that every original cast member of Glee’s first three seasons will somehow make their way back into season four, but he never said anything about not adding new students. 

Taking over for bad ass Puck, will be his little brother, and newest New Direction member, Jake, played by Lifetime TV alum, Jacob Artist (right). 

Meanwhile, over in NYC, Rachel Berry is looking for love after Finn left her for boot camp, and will be finding it in the arms of a new character named Brody, played by Dean Geyer (left). 

While Geyer, Artist, and previously announced, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson, will be singing their debut notes on the Fox show, Chord Overstreet, who played Sam as a guest role for two seasons, has officially signed on the dotted line to make his trouty mouthed character apart of the permanent cast.  

Kate’s Looking For Her Plus One

Jon and Kate Plus Eight, star, Kate Gosselin, laid her train wreck of a marriage out for everyone to see on national TV. Now, the mom of eight is ready to do it again, except this time she’s hoping to find love and not divorce. 

Sources confirm that Kate and her management team are shopping around a dating show, starring Kate.

“She is ready to find love again and to move on from her past. She’s excited, this is a chance to start something new,” says the source. 

A competition-like show is nothing new to the seasoned reality star, who, after her TLC show, went on to do Dancing With the Stars. 

So will her new show be Bachelorette-esque or more Real Housewife-y? We’ll see when, and if, a network choses to pick it up. 

Usher’s Step-Son Succumbs to Brain Injury 

Just over two after a jet ski accident left him brain dead, Usher’s 11-year-old step son, Kile Glover, was officially pronounced dead on Saturday morning. 

Glover’s mother, and Usher’s ex-wife, Tameka Foster Raymond, chose to take the boy off of the life support machine that was keeping him alive, and later released this statement: “We firmly believe in the power of prayer and ask that you all continue to pray and lift Kile up, as it’s the best way we can all support him now.”

Currently no chargers are being pressed against the family friend, Jeffrey Hubbard, who hit Glover and another 15-year-old girl. 

Another Actor Cast for ‘Catching Fire’ 

Straight off the announcement that Philip Seymour Hoffman will be playing game-maker, Plutarch Heavensbee, in next year’s Catching Fire, studio executives have filled the spot of another major player in the second installment of The Hunger Games films. 

The intimidating, merciless, trash-talking bully, Johanna Mason, who competes against Katniss in the Quarter Quarrel, is set to be played by Jenna Malone. The actress has been in films and on TV since she was young, but has yet to have her breakout role. Could it happen with Catching Fire? I’m going yes! 

If you read the book, is this what you pictured the sneaky, ax-thrower to look like? :