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Box Office Beat: Noah Rises to the Top

By  March 31, 2014

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Divergent took a dive this weekend as Noah’s debut easily floated to the top of the heap. Let’s see what other screeners washed onto the top ten:

1. Noah $44M
2. Divergent $26.5M
3. Muppets Most Wanted $11.3M
4. Mr. Peabody & Sherman $9.5M
5. God’s Not Dead $9.1M
6. The Grand Budapest Hotel $8.8M
7. Sabotage $5.3M
8. Need for Speed $4.3M
9. 300: Rise of an Empire $4.3M
10. Non-Stop $4.1M

Star Scoop: Kardashians Head to the Hamptons, Lollapalooza’s 2014 Lineup, DVF Reality Show Finds a Home

By  March 27, 2014

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Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian take… the Hamptons? E! announced that the newest Keeping Up spin-off would chronicle  the duo as they set up a new DASH boutique in New York City and manage its Hamptons pop-up store. We’ll watch… only if North West makes a cameo. [Time]

When the pair behind OutKast announced that they would be reuniting over a series of summer festivals, we couldn’t help but break out our “SpottieOttieDopaliscious” moves. Now, Big Boi and André 3000 are teaming up with a “Monster” to headline Chicago’s annual, three-day Lollapalooza fest. [Entertainment Weekly]

In other E! news, the reality television haven will be home to a show we actually can’t wait to see: Diane von Furstenberg’s upcoming docu-series. According to a press release from the network, the still-untitled show will “[explore] the relationships between an ultra-successful boss who controls the fashion world and her eight eager-to-please associates in training,” one of which will be crowned DVF’s new global brand ambassador at New York Fashion Week. [Glam Chic]

Sorry, Joan Rivers. Lena Dunham doesn’t have time to address your not-so wisecracks. She’s too busy directing music videos, like this one for her Bleachers boyfriend (and fun. lead guitarist) Jack Antonoff. [Vulture]

After 14 years of giving us “places to go, things to do” DailyCandy is closing up shop. NBCUniversal announced today that it would be closing the site, along with Television Without Pity, effective April 4th. [Variety]

It’s a new day and age for the music industry, where an artist’s or song’s social footprint is just as important as the number of radio spins and records sold. Billboard and Twitter are capitalizing on the phenomenon through a multi-year partnership known as the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts that will “track U.S. music conversations among the millions of Tweets sent each day… [to] reshape for consumers and the industry the way music success is measured.” [Billboard]

Gladiators! Tonight, all of your questions—well, a few of them—will be answered. According to Nazanin Boniadi, the actress who plays Adnan Salif on Scandal, we’ll get a glimpse into Harrison’s dark past and what the future holds for a vindictive Mama Pope. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Star Scoop: Frank Ocean is (Almost) Back, Oprah Goes on Tour, Paltrow-Martin ‘Consciously Uncouple’

By  March 26, 2014

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You run our minds, Frank Ocean. So we’re happy to find you back “in the lab” working on your sophomore effort, which will likely nab a Grammy or two. Thanks for sharing, Nabil. [Huffington Post]

Your get a car. You get a car! YOU GET A CAR! Ok, not quite. But what you will get is Oprah Winfrey and friends on an eight-city tour serving “empowerment, resilience, and authenticity” with Iyanla Vanzant and Deepak Chopra realness. And hopefully, complimentary packs of Lady O’s new tea. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband of more than 10 years, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, released a joint statement saying that they would be separating. “We have always conducted our relationship privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and co-parent,” they wrote on Paltrow’s lifestyle sight. “We will be able to continue in the same manner.” Sad news on the Goop front, yes. But we’re still trying to figure out what “consciously uncouple” means. [CNN]

With only eight episodes for its first season, many assumed HBO’s critically-acclaimed True Detective would enter the Emmys race as a miniseries. Quite the contrary, boys and girls. The Matthew McConaugheyWoody Harrelson starrer will compete as a drama, presumably slating the show to face off against Breaking BadMad Men, and House of Cards. Can we get those nominations going?! [Vulture]

Great news, Wu-Tang Clan fans. The collective is releasing its first album since 2007. The bad news: there will only be one copy of  The Wu – Once Upon A Time In Shaolin up for sale. Why you ask? Well, the disc will be contained in a silver and nickel case made by British-Moroccan artist Yahya, that took three months to make. The price tag? A million, or two. Any buyers? [Forbes]

The Kardashians Inspired Maria Menounos to Pursue Reality Television

By  March 26, 2014

While the sartorial set is recovering—or reeling, depending on who you ask—from the initial shock of KimYe’s Vogue coupMaria Menounos is commending the Kardashian clan for inspiring her latest venture: reality TV.

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“It’s definitely scary to decide to say yes, obviously, to a reality show. And I think for us, I kind of resorted to my usual, nerdy qualities, and made a list,” the Suave Professionals ambassador told Glam about her new Oxygen reality series Chasing Maria Menounos. “Some of the bigger pros were really getting to spend more time with my family. I’m friends with the Kardashians. I love watching the fact that they get to be with each other, I think that’s so fun and so nice.”

While the family factor was a major part of her decision—we get to see the antics that ensue between Menounos, her longtime boyfriend Kevin Undergaro, and her parents, who all live together under one roof—the show is also a platform for Maria the multihyphenate. Though she’s most popular for her post at Extra, which she’ll be leaving soon, Menounos is also a WWE fangirl, Dancing with the Stars alum, actress, producer, author, and purveyor of a pretty amazing head of hair. Don’t believe us? Just check out the mane attraction in the video below!


Star Scoop: Pharrell Let it Go, P. Diddy’s Big Re-Do, Shameless is Looking for Laughs

By  March 25, 2014

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Our imaginary boyfriend Pharrell Williams has broken his silence on that not-so-Happy Oscars snub. In his April cover feature for GQ magazine, the G I R L artist charmingly said “Well, trust me: when they read the results, my face was…frozen. But then I thought about it, and I just decided just to…let it go.” Oh, P! [GQ]

It’s the D, the I, the D, the D, the Y, the D, the I, the D. It’s Diddy—er, Puff Daddy. The artist formerly known as Puffy, Diddy, and P. Diddy is renouncing his many monikers in exchange for his original stage name. Sean Combs dropped a 58-second teaser for his new record “Big Homie” assuming his O.G. Bad Boy title to promote the release of his first album since 2010, MMM. [The New York Times]

Shameless is changing its Emmys approach. After putting the show up for contention in drama categories for the last three seasons, it will henceforth and forever more compete as a comedy. If it makes the ballot at this year’s ceremony, it will likely face off against Modern Family, Girls, and Big Bang Theory. [Entertainment Weekly]

Remember that Hercules sneak peak we offered up yesterday? Well, here’s the first official trailer of the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson starrer, with plenty of shirtless moments monster slaying. [Huffington Post]

Attention Netflix users: You’ve got just a few more days to binge watch 24 until it’s dropped from the streaming service for good. Netflix’s rights to the series expire on April 1, almost a month before Fox revives the show in a limited series event, 24: Live Another Day. Of course, there’s always Amazon Prime. [Variety]

Star Scoop: J. Lo Gets GLAAD, AHS Gets Freaky, A New X-Men Trailer is Here

By  March 24, 2014

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GLAAD luhs you J. Lo! The advocacy group will be honoring Jennifer Lopez with a Vanguard Award at its annual Media Awards, primarily for her work as executive producer on ABC Family’s The Fosters. “Jennifer Lopez has not only sent a message of acceptance to LGBT adults and young people, but inspired new support for our community among her many fans around the globe,” said GLAAD executive Sarah Kate Ellis. “Family is about love, and that’s a message Jennifer has shared with millions through her groundbreaking work on The Fosters.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

Step right up, boys and girls, and feast your eyes on the freak show, American Horror Story style. Season four of the FX anthology series is underway, with Jessica Lange set to star as “a German ex-pat who is managing one of the last freak shows in the U.S.” in 1950s Jupiter, Florida. Kathy BatesSarah PaulsonEvan PetersAngela Bassett, and Frances Conroy, all part of AHS: Coven’s cast, are all on board for show creator Ryan Murphy’s latest wild ride. [Entertainment Weekly]

They’re back! On May 23rd, X-Men: Days of Future Past will land in theaters, and surely atop box office ranks, nationwide. Until then, this new trailer from the Marvel epic finds Ian McKellen, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, and Hugh Jackman traveling across time to “change the past” and “save our future.” [Huffington Post]

Last night’s episode of The Good Wife marked the end of an era—the Will and Alicia era. Josh Charles’ exit from the show was manifested in the death of his character Will, a.k.a. Alicia Florrick’s real love. The WTF moment left fans dumbfounded, and the show producers with lots of explaining to do. Which they did, via Facebook. [The Good Wife Facebook]

We’ve seen him rev up his engines in the Fast & Furious series, commit extortion in Pain & Gain, and appear shirtless, time and time again. This summer, we’ll see Dwayne The RockJohnson sans top, but this time, like never before… as Hercules. With the hair to match. [USA Today]

Whether or not you’re interested in Lindsay Lohan’s road to recovery as told through her OWN docuseries, it’s worth a gander, just to hear Oprah Winfrey utter this phrase: “You need to cut the BS.” Bleeps, and all. [Vulture]

Box Offices Beat: Divergent Becomes a Dynamo

By  March 24, 2014

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Shailene Woodley and the other factions of Divergent banded together to keep the Muppets from making it to the number one spot. See how the cast of characters, as well as the weekend’s other debuts, fared:

1. Divergent $56M
2. Muppets Most Wanted $16.5M
3. Mr. Peabody & Sherman $11.7M
4. 300: Rise of an Empire $8.7M
5. God’s Not Dead $8.6M
6. Need for Speed $7.8M
7. The Grand Budapest Hotel $6.8M
8. Non-Stop $6.3M
9. The Lego Movie $4.1M
10. Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club $3.1M

Star Scoop: Ryan Gosling Thinks He Can Dance, GOT Headed to a Theater Near You, Lip-Sync with J. Law

By  March 20, 2014

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Hey girl… Ryan Gosling’s next movie could have you dancing in the street. After portraying a conflicted crime lord in Only God Forgives and a circus act-turned-bank robber in The Place Beyond the Pines, Gosling is slated for a lighter role in a biopic about famed musical director and choreographer Busby Berkeley. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Game of Thrones showrunners may have teased that the show will end after seven seasons, but series creator George R.R. Martin seems to think the world of Westeros has more to offer… on the silver screen. “It might need a feature to tie things up, something with a feature budget, like $100 million for two hours,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “Those dragons get real big, you know.” [Huffington Post]

Because it’s Thursday, and it wouldn’t be complete without a mention of Dior’s great dame, here’s a deleted scene from American Hustle, with Jennifer Lawrence lip-syncing to Santana’s “Evil Ways.” All the more reason to buy the Oscar-nominated film on DVD when it’s released March 18th. [Buzzfeed]

Television subscribers are cutting the cord. A report from research firm SNL Kagan states that “for the first time over a full-year period” cable and satellite subscriptions fell. While the 251,000 net loss is minuscule compared to the 110 million households that pay the likes of Comcast and Time Warner Cable each month, SNL Kagan suggests the number will accelerate, especially with millennials opting to view content online. [Variety]

Calling all New York City parents! Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1 is the next feature in Landmark Theatres’ “Rattle & Reel” film series where you can bring your baby to the not-suitable-for-babies screening. [Variety]

Need to get Kate Winslet’s attention on the red carpet? Just present her with a sketch of that epic scene from that epic movie. A fan did just that at Tuesday’s Divergent premiere when he handed Winslet a replica of the Rose drawing from 1997’s Titanic. And yes, it made her blush! [ELLE]

Our beauty editor sent an email blast this morning, asking the #GlamFam if we remembered reading The Giver in middle school. Why, you ask? Because after a decade of false starts, a film adaptation of the award-winning novel is finally coming to theaters… with Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, and Taylor Swift to boot. [Slate]

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer started on the world wide web… and now they’re here. The pair behind Comedy Central’s new Amy Poehler-backed show Broad City parodied Drake’s “Started From the Bottom,” making sure to pay homage to his labelmate Nicki Minaj and hip-hop producer Missy Elliot in the process. [Vulture]

Star Scoop: Lupita’s Next Leading Role, Sia Swings from the Chandelier, Lady Gaga’s Latest Leak

By  March 17, 2014

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What’s next for Lupita Nyong’oReports say the Oscar winner is headed to outerspace for a role in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, while writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie—whose TED Talk Beyoncé sampled for “***Flawless”—hinted that Nyong’o will star in the film adaptation of her award-winning book Americanah. [The Washington Post]

We know her for penning powerful songs like Beyoncé’s “Pretty Hurts” and Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” but this time around, Sia saved the best of the ballads for herself. The award-winning singer/songwriter released “Chandelier” yesterday, her first solo single in four years, the lead track from her upcoming sixth LP, and unofficial party tune of 2014. She told Ryan Seacrest that it could have easily worked for Rihanna or Katy Perry, but we’re swinging with Sia on this one. [Time]

Lady Gaga, like we haven’t heard her before. An unreleased Haus of Gaga demo surfaced online this weekend, to the beat of a failed love story, set against the backdrop of a few “Brooklyn Nights.” [Huffington Post]

The Tribeca Film Festival is less than a month away, and has lined up a series of conversations to excite film lovers the world over. Bryan CranstonLee DanielsMichael Douglas, and Kevin Spacey have all been confirmed for the festival’s #TribecaTalks with discussions spanning technical film production, screenwriting, and more. [The Hollywood Reporter]

 

Box Office Beat: Mr. Peabody & Sherman Outpace the Competition

By  March 17, 2014

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The classic cartoon about a time traveling duo blazed past Aaron Paul‘s action star debut to land the number one spot. With such a shuffle, check out which flicks made the top ten:

1. Mr. Peabody & Sherman $21.2 M
2. 300: Rise of an Empire $19.1M
3. Need for Speed $17.8M
4. Non-Stop $10.6M
5. Tyler Perry’s The Single Mom’s Club $8.3M
6. The Lego Movie $7.7M
7. Son of God $5.4M
8. The Grand Budapest Hotel $3.6M
9. Frozen $2.1M
10. Veronica Mars $2M