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Well, this is an interesting development.
Everyone patiently awaiting the 85th Annual Academy Awards this coming Sunday won’t be seeing them.
They’ll be seeing The Oscars: as in, that is now the official name of the awards ceremony.
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has decided to “re-brand” the annual awards show and have dropped “the 85th Annual Academy Awards” from it’s name.
So, it’s basically the same boring thing with a new name. Alright, we got it.
“We’re not calling it ‘the 85th annual Academy Awards,’ which keeps it mired somewhat in a musty way,” Oscar show co-producer Neil Meron said in an interview. “It’s called ‘The Oscars.’”
But it might just be for this year only — which makes it all the more strange.
“[It's just] right for this show”, revealed Oscars Academy spokeswoman Teni Melidonian. “But we could easily go back to using ‘Academy Awards’ next year.”
So the point exactly is….?
Anyway, along with Adele, some more performers were confirmed to hit the stage for cinema’s biggest night:
Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmaybe, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks and Helena Bonham Carter will honor movie musicals of the last decade Sunday in a live Broadway tribute.
The musical celebration will highlight Chicago, Dreamgirls and Les Misérables, and all the participating actors have starred in one of the big-screen adaptations.
Dame Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbara Streisand will appear as well.
The 85th Annual Academy Awards The Oscars will air this coming Sunday on ABC; 8 pm/7 c.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/2013/02/20/the-academy-awards-not-anymore/Well, this is an interesting development.
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The once promising star’s life seemed to spiral at an almost feverish pace. Drugs, rehab stays and a boyfriend who died under odd circumstances almost a month ago were just some of the troubles she faced as the days went on.
A source close to the singer said that she ended her life with a gunshot — as well as that of her dog.
A source tells E! News that Mindy’s father, Tim McCready had been staying with her until this morning when he returned to Florida. When her father left, “she was in good spirits and seemed to be fine.”
Her actions in the past had caused her to lose custody of her two children and the death of her boyfriend, David Wilson last month at the age of 34 (who also committed suicide with a gunshot blast) seemed to send her over the edge. She was rumored to have been involved with his passing, although she vehemently denied those claims.
“I have never gone through anything this painful,” she said in an interview last month with NBC. “He didn’t just touch my heart, he touched my soul. He was my soulmate.”
In a very tragic twist, she also joins another list — the third person to pass away following their appearance on VH1′s reality show, Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew, all in the same season (Real World alum Joey Kovar and former Alice In Chains bass player, Mike Starr appeared with McCready during the show’s third season).
Her final album, ironically titled I’m Still Here, was released in 2010 and charted significantly lower than her past releases.
No matter the perception of her life, may she now find the peace she obviously tried so desperately to find.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/2013/02/18/troubled-country-stars-life-ends-all-too-soon/The once promising star’s life seemed to spiral at an almost feverish pace.... more
The investigation into the tragic death of model Reeva Steenkamp by once inspirational Olympic participant Oscar Pistorius seems to uncover more and more by the moment just how dark those final moments of her life actually may have been.
A cricket bat covered with blood is now said to be at the center of the discovery as to what actually went on early Valentine’s Day in Pistorius’ home, although police are unsure if the bat was used to protect herself from Oscar or to break down the door of the bathroom which she attempted to hide in.
The City Press, a paper in South Africa, says that Steenkamp’s skull was crushed in addition to the gunshot wounds. The City Press quotes a source as saying, “There was lots of blood on the bat. Forensic tests will show whose blood it was.”
It’s also been said that he may have shot through the bathroom door to get to her and then carried her downstairs in an attempt to resuscitate her.
Also, his first call was allegedly not to police, but to a close friend whom he admitted to that he had shot the young woman.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/2013/02/18/the-blade-runner-murder-case-more-clues/The investigation into the tragic death of model Reeva Steenkamp by once inspirational... more
Someone’s trying to do some PR clean-up… and even I have to admit this is sort of cute.
Since a lot of people are seeing Justin Bieber under lights he probably never wanted them to, the 18-year-old decided to attempt to show his softer side — which a very sweet image of him putting his little brother, Jaxon to bed via his Instagram, with a very loving kiss to the toddler’s forehead.
“Put my bro to sleep (with a chokehold) last night, JK he fell asleep in my arms but sometimes big bros gotta put their Lil bros in headlocks”.
He also shared a shot of him vacationing with his family, adding that he “needed” the down time.
Actually, the down time seems to be what keeps him in trouble, so maybe it’s best that he keeps busy — and stays away from picture sharing.
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The Duchess is going to have a baby — no, not that one!
Black Eye Peas singer Stacy Ferguson, better known as Fergie and her gorgeous husband, Josh Duhamel are pregnant with their first child!
The 40-year-old revealed the news on her Twitter earlier today.
“Josh & Me & BABY makes three!!! #mylovelybabybump“, she said with a sweet picture of the two of them as kids, added for proper effect. Josh did the same on his as well.
“Yes, Fergie is pregnant”, her rep clarified in a statement. “We are pleased to confirm the news.”
The two recently celebrated their 4th wedding anniversary in January and this is definitely the best gift they could have! Congratulations!
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/2013/02/18/fergalicious-baby-news/The Duchess is going to have a baby — no, not that one!
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“She’s always good on the stage. She’s been doing it a long time. She knows what she’s doing on stage. It was just another good Taylor Swift performance. It was good.
I understand why people would wanna know stuff like that, I get it. If someone does stuff like that then I wanna know about it, too. I guess it just kind of … It is what it is, I guess.”
- One Direction member Harry Styles, speaking about the break-up of Haylor (Harry & Taylor) and taking the high road regarding T-Swift’s attempted “knock” of him during her Grammys performance.
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Well, there’s always an upside, right?
Even though the fate of her NBC series Up All Night still hangs in the balance, actress and former Saturday Night Live fave Maya Rudolph has a reason to smile: she’s reportedly pregnant with her fourth child!
Maya apparently told the network that she was currently carrying the next in her brood with husband, Paul Thomas Anderson.
The couple already are proud parents to Pearl, 7, Lucille, 3, and Jack, 19 months.
She, however, may not have a job to go back to following a maternity leave: the series is apparently set to end after attempting (and failing) to “reboot” the show and co-star (and lead of the show), Christina Applegate, deciding she didn’t like the direction it was going in.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/2013/02/18/shell-definitely-be-up-all-night/Well, there’s always an upside, right?
Even though the fate of her NBC series... more
Back in the early 2000′s, a young singer by the name of JoJo blew the minds of music lovers everywhere with her amazing and powerful voice that somehow packed into the body of a 13 year old.
She had a couple of great singles under her belt over the next few years (such as “Leave (Get Out)”, “Baby It’s You” and “Too Little, Too Late”), but was never pushed as far as her fellow pop contemporaries and the recording of her third album went through massive changes before being shelved three times.
What many don’t realize is that the amazing performer, born Joanna Levesque, is now 22 years old and has continuously released some of the most amazing songs that you’re probably not even listening to.
Check out the track “Andre” from her second mixtape Agápē (the Greek word for “unconditional love” — as well as the name of her puppy), which was released back in December.
The smooth groove of a song was inspired by one of music’s most understated, yet amazing talents: Outkast’s own Andre 3000.
“Andre’s style is something that I love”, the young beauty said in a recent interview. “I just think the sexiest thing is when a man is himself and does his own thing, and there’s a really great example of that in André Benjamin.”
Don’t worry, y’all; it’s not like she’s dating the guy — but there’s nothing wrong with using someone like that for inspiration.
Check out a live version of “Andre” after the jump. If you’re interested, you can download Agápē for free (yes, it’s a free legal download) here.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/2013/02/13/an-ignored-voice/Back in the early 2000′s, a young singer by the name of JoJo blew the minds of... more
Things are a lot more serious than Lady GaGa hoped they were. What was hoped to be nothing more than a couple of days off from her Born This Way Ball due to inflamed joints has now proven to be serious enough to cancel the rest of the dates to the tour, effective immediately.
A post was sent out on GaGa’s fan page, LitteMonsters.com, explaining that the 26-year-old would need surgery for a “labral tear of the right hip caused by strenuous repetitive movements in her performances”, which would send her under the knife to correct and includes loads of “downtime to recover”.
“This unfortunately, will force her to cancel the tour, so she can heal” reads the rest of the statement. “Refunds for the cancelled performances will be available at point of purchase starting Feb 14, 2013″.
The tour began in April of last year.
Very sad circumstance, but with her severe schedule she’s seemingly put on herself, it’s not surprising. Nonetheless, we wish her a speedy and safe recovery.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/2013/02/13/mother-monsters-ball-comes-to-abrupt-end/Things are a lot more serious than Lady GaGa hoped they were. What was hoped to be... more
Some celebs seriously need a censor, if only to make sure they don’t induce vomiting from an unsuspecting public.
Pop star Ke$ha, who has had a habit of saying certain things you wish she wouldn’t, allowed cameras to follow her around for an upcoming MTV documentary (how many people are doing this now?) entitled My Crazy Beautiful Life and showed just how crazy she is — by admitting that she drank her own urine during the filming.
Her brother, who shot the doc, caught the thirsty moment for the cameras, which she openly admitted to during an interview to BBC 1.
“He got all the things you would want to see and all the things you wouldn’t really want to see”, she explained. “Making out with dudes, drinking my own pee, jumping out of a building, jumping out of aeroplanes, swimming with sharks …”
Whoa, whoa… you jumped out of an aeroplane?
Oh, yeah — that pee thing.
“I was told drinking my own pee was good … Somebody tried to take my pee away from me and I said, ‘That is mine!’ So I snatched it up and took a chug and it was really gross so I don’t do it anymore.”
Um… I really have nothing to add.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/2013/02/13/we-get-it-kesha-youre-gross/Some celebs seriously need a censor, if only to make sure they don’t induce... more
And here comes your daily “celebrities are better than the rest of us” story.
While you were probably waiting at JFK airport yesterday for way too long just to get to the holding area, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian got some preferential treatment that they’re not even being blamed for, even though they went along with it.
The soon-t0-be-parents were coming off of a flight from Brazil to connect to one to Los Angeles at the NYC airport, where they met up with an airline greeter allowed them to pass through a “key security point” to get to their next flight as quickly as possible.
When TSA found out what happened, the two were pulled from the plane immediately — which caused the flight to be delayed for another hour — and they were properly screened before being allowed to board once more.
“… the airline employee violated security protocols by permitting the travelers to by-pass the TSA security checkpoint”, came a statement from the terminal. “TSA officials learned of the violation and conducted a private screening of the two passengers in the area of the jetway.”
American Airlines called the entire thing “a lapse in judgement” and said 50 minutes of the delay came from other “bags [that] were delayed [in] getting to the airport.”
Sure, it did.
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So, did you know that former Baywatch babe Carmen Electra was a singer?
Well, not really a great singer, of course — but back in the day, she was one of Prince’s many proteges and released a dance CD where she mostly rapped.
Of course, it flopped horribly.
Well, nearly 20 years later, she’s back at it — releasing a new song and video called “I Like It Loud”.
Imagine if Ke$ha was way too old to be doing the whole sing-rap thing and showed off her body more… and you’d pretty much know what you’re in for before you even hit the play button.
If you’re feeling particularly brave, head on after the jump and check it out. I apologize to your ears beforehand, if you are.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/2013/02/13/dont-turn-this-up-too-loud/So, did you know that former Baywatch babe Carmen Electra was a singer?
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Talk about a huge shocker on today of all days.
Celebrated Olympic participant Oscar Pistorius, the sprint runner who inspired the world over by managing to compete at last year’s games in spite of being a double amputee (he has running blades attached to the knee) was arrested and charged with murdering his girlfriend early this morning.
30-year-old aspiring model Reeva Steenkamp was found shot in the head and hand in Pistorius’ South African home with a 9mm gun also found at the scene. Rumors originally stated that she was killed accidentally when 28-year-old Oscar mistook her for a burglar, but it was never verified.
Sources say the relationship seemed peaceful and that there was never any violence. However, police specified that they had been called to his home before on matters of domestic violence that did not involve the deceased.
He’s currently being held in a prison in Pretoria, South Africa.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/2013/02/14/an-olympian-going-for-the-kill-literally/Talk about a huge shocker on today of all days.
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1. Gurl…Jade Jolie throwing some shade at Serena Chacha sashaying away with “As you can see, I’m really upset” (as she is smiling like a little gnome) #GrosslyShady
2. BAHAHAHA ok the first challenge. It was funny/fun/and somewhat creative. You had two people per team create a “Drag Daughter” if you will out of a doll. Alaska’s was fucking funny “Little Poundcake” whose catchphrase was “You’re not my real dad and you never will be”. I thought it was….endearing. #bitchWasAMessFromHellButHilarious
She was a mean one
3. BAHAHAHA @ Coco Montrese telling Monica Compton not to clap when Alyssa Edward’s doll went on the runway. #theseTwoBitchesGotShadeForDaysHunty
“Don’t do that” bahahaha
4. I am dying over Coco throwing that shade at Alyssa “And unlike savannah (Alyssa’s doll) she completed all of her obligations” (referencing the Shade between them) BAHAHAHA. #wordOfTheDayIsShade
5. The main challenge was them splitting into groups and creating a TV show for kids but with some heavy innuendo a la Pee-wee-Herman thrown into it. Highlights were Detox as a giant cock, Roxxxy as Tasha Salad, and when they looked at Alyssa (who was supposed to play a cross dressing uncle) and said “You look like WILLAM“. #IAboutShatAKitten
You look like Willam
6. Ugh, Monica messing up. Ugh, Monica still not trying hard. UGH, MONICA NOT BEING THE FIERCE BITCH SHE SUPPOSEDLY IS! #getsOnMyNerves
Monica Beverly Hillz
Miss Celie’s Blues
7. Ok, so I’m just gonna say it…Alaska must have some special guardian angel or something. Bitch keeps messing up on the challenges and then “turning it out” on the runway and ends up safe. How you gonna come out for a challenge NOT IN DRAG?! This bothered me to no end. It bothered me too that everyone commented on it, but nothing was really done. Then again, the ones that ended up in the bottom two were pretty “bottom-two-ish”. #luckyBitchForNow
Alaska not in drag
8. Brings me to my next point. COCO, I love you baby, but where are all of these years of fierceness and wisdom and brilliance going? How you gonna let someone else (Alyssa) get in the way of your nerves and then mess up. For the challenge, she played a ventriloquist dummy but did nothing with it. I dunno, I feel like she could have been a LOT more creative. #nerveAndTalentHunty
9. Ro-Laska-Tox was said about 2 million more times. I’m just waiting for the laska to drop and it just be RoTox. #teamRoTox
10. And then Jinkx Monsoon was all emotional and sappy with “My Grandma let me do drag and let me be myself”. I actually genuinely thought that was sweet, and I usually don’t have feelings or emotions or 10101001 100011010 10110100. #awwSooSweet
Her Grandma gave her da wig
11. Sidenote: so I thought that when Coco and Alyssa were gonna talk that they were gonna GO AT IT! It just turned weird, Coco started crying, Alyssa’s mouth almost swallowed everyone whole, Coco cried some more. Honestly, with both being kinda vague as to why there’s shade, I don’t even know. I think they each need to to a 5 G’s and GOOD GOD GET a GRIP GIRL. #iJustReferencedLatrice
And the Oscar goes to
12. The word of the runway was PINK. I had no major issues with anyone’s outfit, except maybe Vivienne’s being a little…I dunno, something. Maybe I’m just throwing some blind shade, but that’s just how it is. Roxxxy…..bitch just TURNS it. #liveForThat
13. Phrase of the day “Don’t Be Shady, be a lady” #fuckThat
14. In the critique, Lineysha was LUCKY AS ALL HELL to be safe bc of immunity. GURL! And she is one of my faves. #stayLonger
please don’t gooo
15. Critique on DETOX ”I see Faye Dunaway had a baby with Anjelica Huston and then lost all her fashion sense and started wearing clothes with holes in em” BAHAHAHA #thisTimeIDidShitAKitten (and Detox done won hunt)
16. Coco and Monica Compton had to LIP SYNC FOR THEIR LIVES. Coco won, which I liked. Monica was too weak, not that Coco was far behind, but I gotta give her props for winning that lip sync in toddler garb LMAO. And ok, how about the producers of the show focussing away from Coco and zooming on Alyssa, when Coco was “Shantay you Stay”-ed, #evenTheProducersGotShadeHunty
1. “OMG, untuck and just start pulling each others _____” (I imagine she said cocks) -Coco about Detox and Roxxxy having so much love for each other. I love them too though. #teamRoTox
Coco’s One-liners lolSPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS
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Someone’s bringing sexy back — way back.
The vintage styled video for “Suit & Tie” by Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z has premiered and it’s definitely not too shabby.
“Here it is… all pressed up in black and white”, the singer shared via Twitter.
The clip, which serves as the first from his upcoming The 20/20 Experience, shows Mr. JT putting on the glitz and glam in a performance hall and of course, adds some slick (and sometimes silly) moves that’ll definitely make you groove with him.
Personally, I don’t have many problems with the video — although once again, it invokes memories of the crooner who seemingly took his place while he was on hiatus, Robin Thicke. It will be interesting to see how the inevitable battle will play out.
Check out “Suit & Tie” after the jump!
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/2013/02/14/justin-shows-off-in-new-suit-and-tie-video/Someone’s bringing sexy back — way back.
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I doubt you’ll hear this in a club or want to turn it, turn it up… bitch.
A day before schedule, the music video to hip-hop remix to will.i.am’s and Britney Spears‘ “Scream and Shout” has leaked and it’s pretty uneventful.
The new rapper heavy version, featuring Lil’ Wayne, Diddy, Waka Flacka Flame and Hit-Boy pretty much changes the somewhat interesting dance vibe completely and somehow manages to put the original artists way in the back — Britney’s basically nothing more than a video hoe on this one… and she might not even be singing anyway!
Rapper Eve (yeah, she’s still out there) appearance on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live last night with host Andy Cohen and shared that a little birdy told her the “Gimme More” singer isn’t the one you hear vocally on either track.
“I heard that might not be Britney,” Eve said with a sly smile. “That’s what I heard, but you know, I don’t know … it could be Britney. But I heard it wasn’t.”
That actually wouldn’t be the worst thing.
If you’re feeling brave, check out the remix clip after the jump.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/2013/02/14/not-gonna-scream-and-shout-about-this-one-either/I doubt you’ll hear this in a club or want to turn it, turn it up… bitch.... more
If you’re living outside of America and were hoping to see Blink-182 on their reunion tour, you might notice that the original drummer isn’t the one on stage.
Travis Barker has decided not to participate in any oversea dates, still feeling the effects of the plane crash that took the lives of the pilot, co-pilot and two associates. It also led friend Adam Goldstein (also known as DJ AM) back to drugs and to an all-too-soon death at age 28 — as well as nearly taking Barker’s own life as well (he sustained serious burns on 1/3 of his body).
“I still haven’t gotten over the horrific events that took place the last time I flew when my plane crashed and 4 people were killed, two being my best friends”, he admitted via a Facebook posting to his fans who were expecting the trio to possibly hit Australia on their tour.
“I gave the band my blessing to take another drummer if they still wanted to do the tour without me. I hope to come to Australia again some day perhaps by ship if need be. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a boat that worked with the schedule this time around. Once again I’m sorry to all the fans.”
In this case, I think all should be forgiven.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/2013/02/17/travis-barker-is-u-s-a-bound-permanently/If you’re living outside of America and were hoping to see Blink-182 on their... more
Not every fan has good intentions as sweet as American Pie.
Actress Alyson Hannigan has gotten a restraining order against an obsessed fan who has threatened to rape and kill her.
The troubled man, John Hobbs was said to be “mentally unstable and was recently discharged from a mental hospital” and had posted on Alyson’s site, Facebook and MySpace pages all the ways he would attack her if he had the chance.
“Lets see How can I get myself in troble today [sic]. If I go with what I’ve been acussed of Most of my Life, I suppose I should start with being a rapist, so any nice girls out there want to get raped [sic]?”
The request was granted in L.A. County Superior Court and also stretches out to husband, actor Alexis Denisof and their two children.
She’s due back in court on March 6th to make the order permanent.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/2013/02/17/alyson-hannigan-keep-that-crazed-man-away-from-me/Not every fan has good intentions as sweet as American Pie.
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Again, anyone who has 14 kids should automatically be seen in this light.
Once again, Nadya Suleman had L.A. Dept. of Child and Family Services visit her home last week — this time, due to claims that she addicted to drugs (in spite of the rehab stint she recently completed) and that she’s an unfit mother.
One who actually spent her Valentine’s Day stripping — again.
They arrived last Saturday when one of her nannies complained that they witnessed her using drugs, drinking heavily, blacking out, forgetting key appointments (such as that time she “lost” one of her kids), leaving the kids unbathed for days and not changing their clothes for weeks”.
They checked the home and the children and didn’t find anything wrong at that moment (at least not wrong enough to remove the children) — although the case is still open and pending.
This is nowhere near the first time this has happened — it’s been a repeated occurrence, the last time being in April of 2012.
I guess they’re waiting for one of her kids to actually disappear or something.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/2013/02/17/octomom-is-seriously-a-bad-mother/Again, anyone who has 14 kids should automatically be seen in this light.
Well, the man ain’t quitting his day job anytime soon, but this isn’t super horrible.
For his legion of male and female fans on Valentine’s Day, actor Vin Diesel decided to share something more than his heart: his singing ability.
Check out this interesting video of the Fast and The Furious star singing along to Rihanna’s current single, “Stay”.
Now yeah, there are some — let’s say “pitchy” notes all over the place, but in his lower register, it’s not too bad.
OK, it’s not too good, either. But it’s definitely interesting.
Head on after the jump to check it out.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/2013/02/17/vin-diesel-rihanna-fan/Well, the man ain’t quitting his day job anytime soon, but this isn’t... more