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Justin Bieber Sans The Swirl

Last night, Jimmy Kimmel set out to answer a very important question: what would Justin Bieber be without his signature hair? So he had everyone’s favorite tweenage dream wear a bald cap. “I think maybe it’s gonna help me be more aerodynamic on the basketball court,” said Justin. “People will just focus on my beautiful, silky-smooth lyrics.” After the jump, check out a clip if the image just isn’t enough for you. Keep reading »

Melissa Leo Runs Own “For Your Consideration” Ads. But Will It Ruin Her Oscar Chances?

Melissa Leo was uh-maze-zing in “The Fighter” as a mother/manager who sticks by her former-wrestler son even when it’s pretty clear that he’s a junkie who screws up everything. Leo won the Golden Globe and SAG Awards for Best Supporting Actress for the performance. But I guess she’s a little nervous about the Oscars? Apparently, Leo placed ads yesterday in publications like Deadline, that Academy Award voters read. She paid for the ads herself. “I took matters into my own hands. I knew what I was doing and told my representation how earnest I was about this idea,” she said. “I had never heard of any actor taking out an ad as themselves and I wanted to give it a shot.”

But the two ads she ran are terribly cheesetastic. Apparently, she thinks the Academy will be swayed by fur coats? Keep reading »

Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” Finally Drops


The first single and title track off Lady Gaga’s forthcoming album Born This Way has finally arrived! As expected, the song is a synth-heavy and highly danceable celebration of being yourself. Writes Andy at Popdust:
The lyrics spill out a riff on the “It gets better” story pop music titans have been trying to tell since last fall with a more unrepentantly anthemic take on what it is to be different: “I was born this way, hey!” is destined for millions of Facebook status updates and Twitter bon mots, but first and foremost, this is a song all of the many groups in Gaga’s monstrous coalition can dance to.

What do you think of “Born This Way”? Are you psyched for the album’s release in March? [Popdust] Keep reading »

Russell Brand Forgot The Funny In These “SNL” Promos

Yeesh. Usually Russell Brand is a little funny, but these promos for “Saturday Night Live,” which he is hosting this weekend, are just terrible. Maybe Russell was just nervous because the musical guest is Chris Brown (boooooo) who beat the crap out of his wife Katy Perry‘s best friend Rihanna? That’s the only explanation I can surmise. [NYmag.com] Keep reading »

25 Of Our Favorite Fictional Couples

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Sigh. If only real life romances were more like those in movies and television. If I had it my way, I would have stolen Lloyd Dobler from Diane Court years ago. But alas, they are living happily ever after somewhere in London. She is probably a scientist and he is a stay-at-home dad with a successful kickboxing career. Damn them! In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve chosen some of our favorite fictional couples. Why can’t they be real?

Tear! The Series Finale Of “Friday Night Lights” Is Here. Kind Of.

So, this is kind of awkward. While I just excitedly heard the news that the fifth and final season of “Friday Night Lights” will be starting on NBC on April 15, and am still drooling over this 30-second promo video, anyone who has DirecTV witnessed the show’s season finale last night. Now, I had told myself that I was going to read the episode summaries and reviews of the show’s final episode this morning and write something about it today. But I just can’t bring myself to do it and ruin the whole season for myself. This was as far as I got—the first paragraph of The Daily Beast review, before the dreaded “spoiler alert” warning, which tells me that “the series finale gave its characters the happy endings—or new beginnings—that they so desperately deserved.” Does that mean that Tim Riggins packs up his truck and comes to meet me in New York? Keep reading »

Behold! The Strokes First Single In 5 Years

I heart The Strokes, so I’m pretty excited that they have given us a little taste of their new album, Angles, which drops in March. After the jump, the band’s first single in five years, “Under the Cover of Darkness.” I am kind of loving it, especially once the other guys jump in on backup vocals to help out Julian Casablancas. I say: yes! [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Brad Pitt As Daddy Warbucks?

I was a tad bit concerned when I heard that Will Smith was looking to do a remake of my favorite childhood musical, “Annie,” with his daughter Willow Smith whipping her hair as the iconic orphan. Willow is keeping quiet about the project and when recently asked about it on “Access Hollywood,” demurred, “You’re just going to have to wait.” But there is one detail she let slip. She said that her ideal Daddy Warbucks would be none other than … Brad Pitt. After all, he does have experience with adoption. Keep reading »

Lady Gaga Strikes A Pose On The Cover Of Vogue

Holler! Lady Gaga is on the cover of the March issue of Vogue, looking gorgeous in a cotton candy pink wig on a seafoam green background. But while that’s pretty, I am so obsessed with this image from inside the magazine, shot by Mario Testino. Gaga should have this blown up to wall size and hung up in her apartment, stat.

Oh, and see that cover after the jump. Keep reading »

Oscar Theory #9: Play A Real Person, Win A Statue

T-minus 18 days until the Oscars and, of course, we are all starting to place bets on who we think will walk away with little golden men this year. Luckily, the Academy has proven itself to be pretty darn predictable over the years. If you’re America’s Sweetheart, you’ll probably win Best Actress. If you sings in a flick, you are almost guaranteed Oscar gold. But there’s another trend we’ve been noticing lately: the winners for Best Actress and Best Actor tend to be the person who’s taken on the based-on-a-true-story role. In fact, 10 of the 20 top honors given in the 2000s went to actors who portrayed real people. Let’s take a look, shall we? Keep reading »

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