Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Actress Nicole Kidman plays a woman who is grieving the loss of her child, a tragedy that puts a strain on her marriage (Aaron Eckhart plays her husband) in Rabbit Hole. Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning play from [...]
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Rapper chides veteran talk-show host for mispronouncing Tupac's name.
By Jayson Rodriguez
BROOKLYN, New York — Jay-Z's new book, "Decoded," may be about translating the lyrics in his songs, but when the iconic MC sat down with talk-show host Charlie Rose, he promised to "decode" everything.
Rose interviewed the rapper on Thursday before an audience at the Brooklyn Museum for a future episode of his PBS program, and the pair touched on much more than music.
With Beyoncé, his mother and other family members seated in the front row, Jay-Z held court on an array of topics, including Tupac Shakur, his arrest for stabbing a record executive and his drug-dealing past.
"Did you ever do the drugs?" Rose asked the Roc Nation boss.
"Crack cocaine," Jay responded, drawing laughs from the audience. "C'mon, man. That's hard-core, man. Maybe a little weed. A Ballantine Ale. Or a Guinness Stout."
Sporting a gray blazer, black v-neck sweater, dark denim jeans and designer kicks, Jay-Z was casual and charismatic throughout the evening.
When Rose mispronounced Tupac's name, the rapper humorously chided the talk-show host.
"If it was Tupac," Jay said, pronouncing it "two-pack" and pausing to let the laughter build up, "it would be spelled with a 'k' and not a 'c' at the end. You're not the first to say it wrong, but hopefully, after tonight, you'll be the last." The veteran journalist redeemed himself when he leaned over to give Jay-Z a fist pound, signifying that he had learned his lesson.
Rose probed further into the "Run This Town" star's life, at one point asking about his arrest in the stabbing of former Biggie confidant Lance "Un" Rivera.
"He was stabbed, but he went home without taking an aspirin," Jay responded, defusing the headlines of the past. "He was fine. Don't feel bad for him."
As the conversation neared its end, Rose brought up the guarded rapper's marriage to singer Beyoncé. He pointed to a clip of the two from the video for "O3 Bonnie and Clyde," but Jay chimed in before Rose could ask his question.
"I don't know how I let her wear that Boston hat," Jay-Z said. "She took the B a little too far. That's what I thought of.
"How did I get out of that," he joked, after Rose was flustered and forgot his question.
As of press time, the broadcast date for the episode of "Charlie Rose" featuring Jay-Z had not been announced.Related Videos
LiLo's developed a plan for herself to ensure she stays on the right path after she leaves rehab next week.
Here are the highlights of her plan:
-She'll stay an extra day at Betty Ford, until Jan 4
-On the 4th, she'll drive back to L.A., but [...]
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Dancing with the Stars pro, Chelsie Hightower is lending her name to Latisse for a good cause, the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Make-a-Wish grants the wishes of seriously ill children, who are battling for survival [...]
Though we haven't heard much from her since her whole "bongtroversy," Miley Cyrus sent out a message to all her fans shortly before Christmas, to wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday.
As you can see, Miley's getting back to "normal" with her kid sister Noah, as they color away a blissful December [...]
Monday, December 27, 2010
Get ready for more fist pumping, GTL and grenades when “Jersey Shore” returns January 6. For now, check out the full-length [...]
Singer is in the studio working on Sasha Fierce follow-up.
By Gil Kaufman
Beyoncé doesn't have that much left to prove in her career. She's a megaplatinum artist, an accomplished actress, half of one of the most successful musical couples in history and a fashion icon.
But on the follow-up to her smash 2008 Grammy-winning album I Am ... Sasha Fierce, the singer is aiming to carve an entirely new lane for herself.
"I love to dance, I love to sing, and I'm actually in the studio now writing songs and producing," the singer told "Entertainment Tonight" from the set of a new commercial she's filming for Vizio televisions. "I have a lot of live instruments that I'm putting into the tracks to try to change the sound and make my own genre of music." The commercial will debut on Thanksgiving day, just after the singer rocks prime-time TV with an ABC Thanksgiving special entitled "I Am ... World Tour."
Among the producers and songwriters working with Beyoncé on the new, as-yet-untitled album is Ne-Yo, who helped write one of the 29-year-old singer's biggest hits, "Irreplaceable."
Ne-Yo told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Beyoncé's fourth solo effort is "coming along nicely. I can't speak too much on it, but it's another direction for her, and she's carving out her own niche. ... In a minute nobody will be in Beyoncé's lane. They really can't get in her lane now, but they really can't get in her lane after this album."
In the meantime, producer Jim Jonsin, who produced her song "Sweet Dreams," has also said he has some new directions in mind for Beyoncé. "I'd like to take it even more Depeche Mode-ish, like '80s electro with just some hard drums," he told Rap-Up TV. "I'd love to go there."
That fits with what songwriter Sean "The Pen" Garrett recently told Entertainment Weekly. Garrett, who was behind such hits as "Video Phone," "Diva" and "Upgrade U," said that he was slated to hit the studio with Beyoncé in September and that the results would be hard-hitting.
"I think we are doing a lot of uptempo records for this one," he said. "She's in such a good place right now in life that she is interested in making party music, definitely."Related Artists
Before heading out, she tweeted a sweet message:
"Heading to the LA Children's Hospital to give out toys! Thank u Hobby Tron for the amazing donation! 500 toys! Wow."
Afterwards, she wrote, "Today was a heart warming [...]
No less a source than the Washington Post reported yesterday that filmmaker Steven Spielberg was recruited by Nancy Pelosi to help the Democrats rebrand themselves.
However, before the news cycle could circle the Earth twice, Steven Spielberg gave the world a different take altogether.
Spielberg's spokesman (Marvin Levy) said in a [...]
Sunday, December 26, 2010
This is a realistic pic that should have had a theatrical run. If it had, we might have been discussing the possibility of William Forsythe getting award recognition for both his charismatic [...]
The Book of Mormon, a new musical from the creators of South Park and co-creator of the Tony Award winning musical, Avenue Q, is headed to Broadway in Feb 2011!
THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of Comedy Central?s landmark animated series, ?South Park?. Tony Award-winner Lopez is composer and co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q. The world premiere production is choreographed by three-time Tony Award-nominee
Melissa Gilbert knows something about being a child actress and thinks she may understand Hanna Montana better than she may know herself.
Last week Miley Cyrus' bong-smoking was chronicled and went viral.� That panicked the Miley industry and sent them into damage control mode.
14-year-old True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld gave the deets on a recent embarrassing moment. And all she wanted was Lea Michele's autograph!
"When I was auditioning for True Grit, I was on the Paramount lot. I was wearing clothes [...]
Atlantic City was the setting for the The Caesar?s Tribute: A Salute to the Golden Age of American Skating in early December and today we all get to check out what all the buzz was about.
The ice [...]
Helena Bonham Carter said today that the The King's Speech nomination today from the Screen Actors Guild meant more (to her) than her Golden Globe recognition (her sixth) she received two days earlier.
Perez has just topped the list of Most Googled Gays of 2010, beating both Ellen DeGeneres and Adam Lambert for that distinction.
We're just as shocked as you are!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
We can't wait for next year! We are going to do something we've never done before. Something that will be one [...]
The mixed-reviewed, hugely expensive and actor-cursed Spider-Man Broadway musical just claimed another victim.
In a month, two actors were injured (one with a broken wrist) during a flying sequence and an actress suffered a [...]
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Over the last two [...]
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Hugh Jackman got his eye cut when the fancy high wire apparatus he was riding smashed into the landing.
The Australian actor was making an� extravagant entrance for Oprah Winfrey's Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure by riding a flying fox but the thing didn't brake on time.
However, Jackson is [...]
Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry also shined this year.
By Jocelyn Vena
What four ladies and one dude had everyone buzzing about their fashion choices in 2010? Well, this year, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West kept us guessing about what they would wear on a daily basis.
From red carpets to high-profile Hollywood events, these five had us trying to copy some of their hottest looks. Here are some of their fashion highlights from the past 12 months:
Listen, Lady Gaga isn't scared to try anything when it comes to fashion. She takes risks, breaks all the rules and makes a whole new set of her own. She's Lady Gaga — need we say anything more?
Standout Moments: It's easy to say the "meat dress," but we have a few others as well. The Armani Prive orbital dress she wore to the Grammys was out of this world, the Alexander McQueen VMA red-carpet dress showed she was a Renaissance woman, and her black Armani VMA dress was also stunning. Finally, the black-sequin bodysuit she wore to the "We Are Plastic Ono Band" tribute was truly Gaga hippie-chic.
With one change of her hair, Rihanna became red-hot and set the trend for everyone to embrace fiery-red locks. Her fierce sense of style combined street edge with girly frills. Not many can pull off a tutu the way Rihanna does, but she works it with confidence and a big smile.
Standout Moments: Her ethereal white EMA Marchesa gown was show-stopping, her Madonna-esque VMA performance tutu and belly-baring tank top was truly Rih, her super-short patterned shirt dress she wore to the Kids' Choice Awards was hip, and that lacy red gown she wore to the AMAs embraced her siren side.
"California Gurls" may wear daisy dukes and bikinis on top, but this particular California girl wears lots of latex and sequins, not that we hear any of the guys complaining. The singer proved that in 2010, she wasn't just a certifiable pop star, but also a full-fledged fashionista.
Standout Moments: She glowed at the Met Costume Gala; the sparkly, nude-colored mini she wore to the MTV Movie Awards had us doing double takes; her peacock-colored, sequined one-piece at the Kids' Choice Awards was very Vegas; and her Zac Posen, gold flower-petal-emblazoned gown she wore to the Grammys definitely referenced her time in India.
It's not easy wearing bandage dresses and Grecian-style gowns, but reality TV's starlet du jour, Kim K, does it with ease and sass and manages to pull off each look rather, dare we say, seamlessly.
Standout Moments: Strutting her stuff like Liz Taylor or J.Lo at the CFDA Awards in her pale-blue, jewel-encrusted gown; keeping it short and sweet at a Beyoncé event in November; looking femme-fatale glam at the FiFi Awards in her strapless, body-hugging black dress; and looking white-hot at the Emmy Awards in her Grecian gown complete with golden detailing on her neckline.
There aren't many guys who are able to stand up in the fashion ring alongside the ladies, but Kanye West isn't just any guy. He's a guy who can wear a grill, a giant chain and a red suit all at once and somehow make it look sophisticated and not gaudy. On his Twitter page, he always shows love to high-end designers like Lanvin and has us salivating over his taste in couture.
Standout Moments: His VMA performance suit was red-hot and a reference to the similar outfit he wore to the BET Awards earlier that was equally eye-catching. His suits from the "Runaway" film were so well-tailored, and the plaid blazer he wore to the "We Are the World" recording session was gaudy and purely Yeezy.
Whose fashion did you covet in 2010? Let us know in the comments!Related Videos
The actor and his Blue Valentine co-star, Michelle Williams, are speculated to be dating, and the pair didn't help rumors recently when they appeared on Nightline and wouldn't give a straight answer about their alleged romance!
After being asked, Gosling pretended not to hear the question and Williams just [...]
Good - Lindsay Lohan is finally making an official statement in regards to what went down this week at the Betty Ford Clinic through her dutiful lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley.
Bad - She doesn't say much of anything, other than hint at her innocence.
Take a gander at the statement [...]
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The pint-sized pop star recently uploaded the pic (above) onto his Twitter with the tag #stacheswaggin!
We're thinking pretty soon you'll grow one of your very own!
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As we previously reported, Lindsay Lohan is in danger of returning to prison should she be found guilty of refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test during this week's now infamous altercation at the Betty Ford Clinic. Till now, it has just been Lindsay's word [...]
'[It's] always scary when you try to show someone the story of their life,' Jon Chu tells MTV News of screening for teen star.
By Jocelyn Vena
In February fans will finally get the chance to see Justin Bieber's long-awaited "Never Say Never." And the flick's director, Jon Chu, recently dished to MTV News that things are coming along fine as he puts the finishing touches on the February 11 release.
"Oh, we stand pretty tall. It's nuts! This is a world that I have never experienced before," he laughed to MTV News about the 3-D film. Chu, who was promoting the DVD release of "Step Up 3D," said getting the fans' support has been invaluable.
"Again it's like dance, where music tells the story. It's really interesting and his fans have been amazing, shooting him in 3-D in Madison Square Garden, exploring his life, going to his hometown. We're almost done with our cut right now and I'm really proud of it. I think people are going to be surprised about the story that they're going to get. Something is really special."
Bieber tweeted about seeing the film recently and gave it his seal of approval. And Chu admitted to us that he's feeling the pressure now to make the best possible film.
"I mean, I'm always nervous. We're always trying to make our movies better," he explained. "We're never done with it though. I just keep going until they tell me I've run out of time. So [Justin] got to see it this week, which was really exciting and he loved it, which is always scary when you try to show someone the story of their life, but he's been very supportive, he and his family and his team. I'm excited to share it with the world and show another side of 3-D. With 'Step Up 3D,' we learned a lot of lessons and we discovered a lot of things, and it's just the beginning."
Are you excited to see Justin's "Never Say Never" movie next year? Tell us in the comments!Related Photos
A distant voice from the '70s and '80s has returned to claim a victory or sorts.
The once popular Kate Jackson (star of the original Charlie's Angels [...]
Will Smith And Mark Wahlberg Offered $1 Million To Box In Las Vegas: Which Other Actors Could Duke It Out?
Christina Milian and Ashley Benson star in a modern-day take on a beloved Christmas story in Christmas Cupid (Sunday, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, ABC Family).
The pic is similar [...]
During her concert on Friday, the pop star said her upcoming album 'doesn't have a bunch of rock ballads,' confirmed that it will feature 'You and I.'
By James Dinh
Throughout the year, Lady Gaga has not only talked up her forthcoming album, Born This Way, but she's also previewed a few new tracks that may or may not appear on the release. On songs like "You and I" and "Living on the Radio," Gaga strays from her usual dance-hit formula to explore a more Elton John-esque sound. However, during her recent Monster Ball Tour stop at London's O2 Arena on Friday, the pop star told the roaring audience that the project won't be full of too many piano-driven ballads.
After asking concertgoers if they wanted to hear a new song, Mother Monster said, "Want to hear 'You and I'? This one is going to be on Born This Way. It's one of my favorites. The album doesn't have a bunch of rock ballads or anything, but this is one of them."
Following her chit-chat with the audience, Gaga launched into tune, which finds the singer recalling a reunion with a lover.
"There's something, something about this place/ Something about lonely nights and my lipstick on your face/ Something, something about my cool Nebraska guy/ Yeah something about/ Baby you and I," she sang while pounding away on her piano.
In the midst of her "You and I" performance, the songbird took time to give herself props for the originality and creativity she puts into her material.
"Now I don't know if you know this, but for those of you who don't know, I write all my own music," she announced. "Every single lyric, melody and note was created by me. I am not manufactured. I'm a bad cat and coming for you 'cause I believe in you and I."
Later on in the song, she added, "It's not that I don't like to be humble, it's just that pop music has a pretty bad rap," before indulging in some of her usual impulsive piano antics.
Gaga's Little Monsters can expect to hear even more new tunes as early as February. Just a few weeks ago, she told fan site Lady-Gaga.net that the lead single from Born This Way will be released that month, while comparing the album to "bad kids going to church, having fun on a high level."
What kind of tracks are you looking forward to hear on Born This Way? Share your thoughts in the comments!Related Photos
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Hottie David Beckham posted a picture of himself on Facebook getting more ink, this time on his super sexy chest! He's already sporting over twenty tattoos on his arms and legs, he's running out of body space! Everyone is quite curious as to what the n...
For months, Nicolas Cage has been trying to unload his Rhode Island manor at a fraction of his original buying price. [...]
And speaking of Mel Gibson and anti-semiticsim, the Simon Wiesenthal Center just released its 2010 Top Ten Anti-Semitic Slurs list.
And the news is that Mel didn't make the cut.
Despite whatever Oksana Grigorieva claimed Gibson said privately, there were ten others who said [...]
Kelly Clarkson performed at a benefit concert and surprised the audience with a new song titled You Still Won't Know What It's Like from her upcoming album.
She also told the crowd that the new album is done, but doesn't know have a release date just yet.
Her voice is still absolutely flawless.
Matt Damon 'Really, Really, Really' Wants To Star In Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium,' Was Almost In 'Avatar'
With a role [...]
The Wikileaks founder and Time Person of the Year betting favorite needed some ready bail cash while he fights extradition to Sweden.
Enter left-of-Trotsky documentarian Michael Moore to the rescue.� Moore and other lovers of liberty like Bianca Jagger, (moviemakers Ken Loach, John Pilger and [...]
Fans of Gossip Girl are in for a treat with Country Strong, as Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) is not just a NYC socialite, she's also a songbird!!� Although Meester has actually done her share of music (she sang on Cobra Starship's song "Good [...]
Monday, December 20, 2010
On November 23,�2011, The Muppets will be�hitting the big screen again in a movie entitled,�you guessed it, The Muppets. [...]
"We kind of fell victim to a marketing misstep in that there wasn?t necessarily an understanding of what the show was," The A-Team director Joe Carnahan told The Wall Street Journal. "We [...]
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Sackhoff will�play the lead character in the movie, which is about [...]
Busily preparing for the festive holiday happenings quickly approaching, Kourtney Kardashian and her mother Kris Jenner took little Mason out in the rain to do some last minute shopping in Canoga Park on Saturday (December 18). Dressed for chilly wi...
Last night, Diddy Dirty Money was at the supperclub in El Lay, celebrating the release of their new album, Last Train To Paris!
Partying it up with Diddy was Ciara, Ray J and Sanaa Lathan! Rad!
Those are some FIERCE threads you got on, girl! Looking super fly, as always!
[Images via supperclub [...]
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Still, it's hard not to get a little raw about some of the shocking omissions that we've seen thus [...]
Even as a youngin', she was still a DIVA! Loves it!
Back in 1998, when Lea Michele was just a tiny 12-year-old sprout on Broadway, her mom was chosen to be in a documentary about motherhood. The filmmakers interviewed Lea & her mom together, but most of the footage ended up on [...]
A group of researchers in the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the university concluded in their findings that people who admit to watching FOX News for their daily dose of information are sadly and strongly misinformed. [...]
We reported earlier that Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice was cleared of fraud charges in a hearing brought against she and her husband, Juicy Joe, by his former business partner - and now we know [...]
Helena Bonham Carter said today that the The King's Speech nomination today from the Screen Actors Guild meant more (to her) than her Golden Globe recognition (her sixth) she received two days earlier.
Behind the Counter: The Untold Story of Franchising is a one-hour documentary that explores� the successes and the pitfalls of owning a franchise.
"The franchise business is a trillion dollar business," CNBC reporter, Darren Rovell begins. "It's always been fascinating to me. We wanted to look into the immigrant [...]
The Hasselhoffs the reality series starring former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff and his daughters Taylor Ann and�Hayley has been retired by A&E after its second episode.
The Hasselhoffs debuted to 718,000 sets of eyes but by the following Sunday 213,000 less viewers turned in.
The Hasselhoffs didn't seem to be [...]
Saturday, December 18, 2010
This is so unlike him! This guy must have REALLY made him mad!
Neil Patrick Harris recently took to his Twitter to lash out at Eric Braeden because the soap actor apparently bailed on filming a guest role on How I Met Your Mother last minute!
Eric Braeden is a D-Bag. the actor, (Robin's [...]
Former Hills star Lo Bosworth has split from her boyfriend of two years, Scott Hochstadt.
Her rep released a statement saying, "Lo and Scott are no longer together, but remain good friends."
Scott was reportedly shopping for an engagement ring before the split, but a friend says, "they realized they are in different [...]
Jennifer Carpenter has just filed her divorce petition, and apparently she's been separated from Dexter Morgan Michael C. Hall for quite a while now.
According to the divorce petition, their separation date was Aug 9, 2010.
As for the reason for divorce, Carpenter cited "irreconcilable differences."
She's asking Dex Michael to pay [...]
Sarah Palin appeared on Bill O'Reilly's O'Reilly Factor on Thursday and wanted to make it clear that she doesn't think having a reality show (TLC's Sarah Palin's Alaska) will hurt her political credibility.
We'd be interested to see how everyone responds after they've seen her gut a fish, hunt [...]
Last night, some of the boys from Glee were at hand for the premiere launch party for Family Guy's latest straight-to-dvd flick, It's A Trap!
Among them was cutie Darren Criss and smokeshow Mark Salling, who had no problem hamming it up for the cameras! Cute!
Check out more pics of Darren [...]
Raking in a little extra cash while getting the weekend underway, Nicole ?Snooki? Polizzi was front and center at Sizzle Tans in Totowa, NJ on Friday night (December 17). Sporting a Santa Claus hat while downing a little booze, the "Jersey Shore" ...
Check out the video (above) where Larry King says "So Long," after 25 years on CNN.
We def got a bit choked up while watching this.
We'll miss U, Larry! All the best, bb!