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Wait, I thought the rumour was that Carrie Underwood was performing at halftime at the Super Bowl …? Instead the Wall Street Journal reported the other day that the NFL has invited Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Coldplay …but that if they want the gig, they have to pay the league for the opportunity. The artists’ reaction? A “chilly reception”.
So it was Gwyneth Paltrow’s turn to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge yesterday. And this is exactly what I mean about those on the top tier participating – because it’s their return nominations that continue to make it interesting. The Zac Efrons and the Ashley Bensons of the world can keep going around in their own circles all they want. Full Story
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HBO has released a trailer for the upcoming On The Run concert film that’s to be shot in Paris in September, then airing on HBO Canada and HBO on September 20. So if the Carter Corporation is dissolving, it won’t be until then. At least? We should have a better idea, or what we think is a better idea, in 6 days on Sunday, at the MTV VMAs.
Someone emailed to ask a very good question this weekend: Beyonce managed to lock down an entire album, 17 songs and videos, but how is it that EVERYONE seems to be talking sh-t and they can’t control those leaks?
Over the weekend she posted a photo of a set of open handcuffs. OMG IS IT A MESSAGE?
What does Beyonce hate the most? She hates it when other people are telling HER story. Will she let them be right? Because if she does this, if she walks away from Jay and her marriage, she makes them right. Read Full Intro
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As Sarah just wrote in the Chris Evans article before this, it’s time to solicit favour with the awards boards now. And, well, they say it’s never hard to solicit favour with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. They nominated The Tourist and Jennifer Love Hewitt for Christ’s sake. Full Story
The internet is reporting that Beyonce and Rihanna might be collaborating on a remix of B’s song Blow. Apparently a track has been registered that has both their names on it. Click here to see. You believe? I believe that if it’s true, it’s another OBVIOUS IN YOUR FACE way for B to address some of those rumours. Full Story
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It’s Friday, it’s been a pretty sh*tty week all around, and we could all use something nice to look at as we zone out for the weekend. So here are new photos of Beardy Chris Evans, making his return after Avengers: Age of Ultron has wrapped. I don’t generally do facial hair, but Evans is one of those guys who somehow manages to be even better looking with a beard. Full Story
I posted about Rita Ora for the first time a couple months ago when she covered FLARE Magazine. At the time, I wrote that she’s been trying to break through for a while now, with her clothes and her look etc, but that without any kind of actual work behind it, I’m wasn’t sure how she’d be able to sustain it. Full Story
PEOPLE posted an article yesterday about Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux. They’re on holiday in Bora Bora. They left on August 7 and were supposed to be away for a week. So it was timed for when they got back. According to US Weekly – and they reported it first – the two were at the Four Seasons. Full Story
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The Lea Michele Project continues. She’s a smoking, harried waitress in Sons Of Anarchy. She’s a sexpot at the Teen Choice Awards. Sexy not sweet? Or both? It occurred me to me, looking at these shots, that she wants to be someone. She’s trying to go for someone else’s vibe. Full Story
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It’s been trailer porn for the last few weeks, non? They’re all rolling out previews for fall releases and award season contenders. This year looks to be a strong one for Actors. When isn’t it a strong year for Actors? Right now, it’s looking like Michael Keaton for Birdman is the only legitimate lock. Full Story
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A couple of weeks ago, it was reported that Joaquin Phoenix was supposedly in negotiations to play Dr Strange for Marvel. No news since then. He’s been working on that new Woody Allen film in Newport with Emma Stone. They were all seen on set yesterday. Maybe they’re haggling over terms? The term most people haggle over is money. Full Story