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December 20th 2014 Uncategorized

Nina Dobrev and Chris Wood Hooking Up?

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Nina Dobrev and her new Vampire Diaries costar Chris Wood have been hanging out together a lot, and have even been spotted kissing when not on the Vampire Diaries set. So what’s the scoop with these two? Are they hooking up?

Hollywood Life says yes.

“They are great friends who have hooked up on the recent times they have been out together but they are not currently looking to start a relationship. They are both very cool about it and it has not ruined working with each other or caused any issues,” a source tells them.

Nina Dobrev, of course, dated costar Ian Somerhalder for quite some time, and things didn’t turn out so well for them. Now that he is dating Nikki Reed, issues have flared yet again, with Nina Dobrev complaining about their PDA while on set.

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It seems even more likely that issues would arise from a hooking up situation than a relationship situation–don’t you think? At least when a relationship ends there is often a bit of dignity that remains. Can the same be said for simply hooking up?

Might it even be possible that Nina Dobrev is hooking up with Chris Wood to get back at Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed? Or is she using these hook ups with Chris to feel better about their PDA? Either way it sounds like risky business, with her being the one who stands to lose to most.

What’s your take on Nina and Chris? Might they one day be involved in a real relationship instead of just hooking up? Fans seem to like the two of them together, and have already dubbed the pair ‘Woodbrev.’

December 20th 2014 Uncategorized

Leah Messer Disses Corey Simms’ Marriage, Claims Own Marriage Good

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Leah Messer of Teen Mom fame lashed out at her ex-husband Corey Simms, and dissed his marriage to wife Miranda. And even though everyone knows her own marriage was rocked–not once, but twice–by purported cheating scandals, she claims she and hubby Jeremy Calvert are very much in love.

According to a report from RadarOnline, tensions still run high between Leah and Corey, even though their custody battle over twins Aleeah and Ali is over. She lashed out at Corey Simms and his wife over comments she read on a page she believed to be his–or theirs.

She added comments regarding those she read on Corey’s page via her own Facebook page.

Leah Messer insists that her lashing out is in no way related to the custody battle she and Corey Simms engaged in. The court decided that the two would share custody of their twins.

“I am very happy with the results and will talk about it very soon,” she said. “I think the results were in my daughters BEST interest.”

Even though Leah tried to sound justified in her rant, it sort of backfired on her. Miranda Simms shared via Twitter that she and her husband don’t even have a Facebook page.

Is it possible that Leah Messer is eating a bit of crow now that Miranda Simms pointed out her foolish behavior? What will she find to lash out at Corey and his wife for next?

December 20th 2014 Uncategorized

Lindsey Vonn Doesn’t Know If She’ll Return To Slalom

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Lindsey Vonn has been recovering from a drastic knee injury since a crash during the super-G race in Austria last year led to her being airlifted off the mountain. Now, she says she thinks she wants to focus on speed racing and may not go back to slolom, something she hasn’t tried since she was injured.

“I don’t know if I’ll do slalom again. It’s difficult starting in the back. But we’ll see. I haven’t skied slalom since my injuries, so I don’t know how it feels yet,” she said.

Vonn has had a string of injuries since the crash last February, including a ruptured ligament and a sprained MCL after racing downhill in Val d’Isere last December. A second surgery slowed her down a bit, but not for long. And after months of training, she says she finally feels healthy again.

“I’m in a much different position this year than I was last year. I have a healthy knee finally. So I’m looking forward to the races this weekend,” she said. “I put the focus on speed because, as I’ve said, I had very little training and I feel more and more comfortable, more and more aggressive with each run.”

Vonn will compete in World Cup events this weekend which include the downhill and super-G.

“It’s a process, coming back from two years of injury takes a bit of time,” she said recently.

December 20th 2014 Uncategorized

Amber Portwood Mourns Dad After Sudden Death

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Amber Portwood took to Twitter this week to announce the passing of her father, who had undergone surgery for his liver and was put into a medically-induced coma at one point.

Portwood’s brother, Shawn, told The Daily Mail that their father had been sick for some time, but no one expected him to pass away so suddenly.

“My dad was the most important person in Amber’s and my life. He was a very strong-willed person and even though he was battling illness for a very long time, he never gave up. He didn’t give up on life. He didn’t give up on his family. He didn’t want to give up,” he said.

Shawn Portwood also said that their father helped the Teen Mom star tremendously on her road to recovery and in trying to stay sober when she was released from jail.

“I know that he helped Amber because he gave her strength to get better. He is the reason she was able to turn her life around. He set the precedent for what she needed to do to get better,” he said.

Amber has not released a public statement but did take to Twitter to thank her fans for reaching out to her during such a hard time for her family.

December 20th 2014 Uncategorized

Mandy Rice-Davies, British Model, Dies At 70

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Mandy Rice-Davies, a British model and showgirl who found herself caught up in a political sex scandal in the ’60s, has died. She was 70 years old.

Rice-Davies reportedly succumbed to cancer, though no details are available at this time. As a teenager, she became entangled in the news of the decade when her friend Christine Keeler allegedly had an affair with War Secretary John Profumo, and the scandal eventually went to trial. Rice-Davies reportedly had an affair of her own with Lord Astor, a well-known aristocrat, and the resulting rumors and accusations led to pimping accusations against Stephen Ward, who had introduced Keeler and Profumo. The story was later made into a television movie starring Bridget Fonda and Ian McKellen.

“If I could live my life over, I would wish 1963 had not existed. The only reason I still want to talk about it is that I have to fight the misconception that I was a prostitute. I don’t want that to be passed on to my grandchildren. There is still a stigma,” Rice-Davies said.

Although she later went on to a successful showgirl career and made several television appearances, Rice-Davies rarely revisited that part of her life until Andrew Lloyd Webber asked for her input for his 2013 musical Stephen Ward, which told the story of the friends whose decisions nearly toppled the government.

“I will always remember discussing with her over dinner subjects as varied as Thomas Cromwell’s dissolution of the monasteries and the influence of the artist Stanley Spencer on Lucian Freud,” Lloyd Webber said at the news of Rice-Davies’ death.

December 20th 2014 Uncategorized

Kate Upton Becomes People Magazine’s First ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’

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Kate Upton is ridiculously gorgeous and now it has been made official as the Sports Illustrated swimsuit model was named the sexist woman alive by People Magazine.

The 22-year-old model and actress became the first woman to receive the title on Thursday at the first ever People Magazine Awards show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The winners of the awards are selected by editors at People and its sister publication Entertainment Weekly.

Hunky Thor star Chris Hemsworth was named People‘s Sexiest Man Alive about a month ago and in April, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o was named the magazine’s most beautiful woman of 2014.

Upton accepted her award in a black dress that accentuated her famous curves.

“This is such an honor to me because sexy to me means someone who’s confident and happy, and that’s the person I always strive to be,” Upton said upon receiving her award from Grey’s Anatomy actor Eric Dane.

Upton is best known as a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover model. She also appeared in the romantic comedy, The Other Woman.

Some of the night’s other big winners included Jennifer Aniston and Michael Keaton for Movie Performance of the Year, Lisa Kudrow and Jon Hamm for Television Performance of the Year, Karlie Kloss for Model of the Year, Kate Hudson for Celebrity Role Model of the Year, Jimmy Fallon for Talk Show Host of the Year and Gwen Stefani for Style Icon of the Year, among others.

December 20th 2014 Uncategorized

Sienna Miller Says Friend Keira Knightley Will Be An ‘Amazing’ Mother

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Sienna Miller says her friend, Keira Knightley, will be a great mother.

The 32-year-old actress shared her thoughts to Page Six at the premiere of her new film, American Sniper.

Knightley, 29, and husband James Righton, who were married in May 2013, revealed they are expecting their first child earlier this week.

“We’ve spoken a lot and I know she will be amazing,” Miller told the newspaper. “She doesn’t need any advice. She will be perfect.”

Miller knows a bit about what it takes to be a great mom. She and boyfriend, Klaxons star Tom Sturridge, welcomed their own beautiful daughter, Marlowe Ottoline, in July 2012.

In the January edition of Vogue, Miller said she couldn’t imagine life without her little girl.

“I was overwhelmed by how normal it felt,” she recalled. “It was like, ‘There you are — that’s what I’ve been missing.’ Like we’re both in on something only we know. An amazing sense of being complicit with a little being.”

Miller currently stars with Bradley Cooper in American Sniper, and will next appear in Mississippi Grind with Ryan Reynolds.

Knightley will portray Jan Hall in Everest in 2015.

December 20th 2014 Uncategorized

American Sniper: Chris Kyle Story Buzz Says Bradley Cooper Third Oscar Nom [Video]

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American Sniper, the story of U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, hits theaters on Christmas Day. The Clint Eastwood-directed film is based on the 2012 memoir by Kyle himself.

In the film version of American Sniper, Bradley Cooper plays Chris Kyle. Kyle was a sharpshooter, and is known as “the deadliest sniper in US history.” He took it as his personal mission to protect his fellow soldiers on the ground in battle after battle. He saved so many Marine lives — and took so many enemy lives — that his fellow SEALS called him The Legend.

The enemy called him “Al-Shaitan Ramadi” — “The Devil of Ramadi.” Before he left the Middle East for the last time, Chris Kyle had 160 confirmed kills out of 255 probable kills, including one from over a mile away.

“After the first kill, the others come easy. I don’t have to psych myself up, or do anything mentally — I look through the scope, get the target in the cross hairs and kill my enemy before he kills one of my people,” Kyle wrote in “American Sniper.”

Saving the lives of fellow American servicemen was what it was all about for Kyle. The fact that he was later killed by a fellow serviceman lends an ugly irony to his story.

Clint Eastwood took on the America Sniper project, and cast Bradley Cooper to play the storied hero. Word around the campfire is that Bradley Cooper could walk away from this film with his third Oscar nomination in a row. The first two were for Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle.

Lots of people are hoping the film does well at the box office. Before his death, Kyle was sued by former Minnesota governor and former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura over a story he recounted in his book. Ventura continued with the lawsuit even after Kyle’s death, naming his estate in the suit. Ventura won that suit, and was awarded $1.8 million. Ventura has said that Kyle’s publisher — or their insurance — will pay the asard, not Kyle’s widow. But she insists that is not the case.

“I think insurance is responsible for $500,000 because of the way the law is written,” Taya Kyle said. She insists that the rest is coming out of her pocket.

December 20th 2014 Uncategorized

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (AAHHHH!)

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As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change.

Earlier this week, we gave you a preview of some of the titles that will be coming to Netflix in January, but this is the regular weekly list. And it’s a petty good one.

Available on 12/18:

Pee­wee’s Playhouse: Complete Series

Join Pee­wee and the Playhouse crew for plenty of fun and games, including dancing lessons from Cowboy Curtis, a magic show and lots of snacks.

Pee­wee’s Playhouse: Christmas Special

Amid an avalanche of stars, Pee­wee straps on his ice skates and glides into the holiday season with Christmas cards, carols … and Charo

Available on 12/19:

All Hail King Julian (2014) – Netflix Original

Danny Jacobs, Henry Winkler, Andy Richter

King Julien is shaking his booty harder than ever! Discover the wild world of Madagascar as the king takes on the jungle’s craziest adventures.

Available on 12/20:

An Evergreen Christmas (2014)

Robert Loggia, Charleene Closshey, Tyler Ritter, Jake Sandvig, Booboo Stewart, Greer Grammer

When a musician’s father dies and she must help with the family Christmas tree farm, she must choose between her career and her family legacy.

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (Extended Version) (2014)

Andrew Jacobs, Jorge Diaz, Gabrielle Walsh, Renée Victor, Noemi Gonzalez, David Saucedo

This spinoff from the spooky “Paranormal Activity” series relates the terrifying ordeal of a Latino family living in Southern California. When assailed by a horde of demons, the family must turn to their faith to escape with their souls intact.

Available on 12/22:

Dark Skies (2013)

Keri Russell, Dakota Goyo, J.K. Simmons, Josh Hamilton, Annie Thurman, Trevor St. John

Keri Russell and Josh Hamilton star in this thriller as a couple who has trouble convincing friends and neighbors that an alien is entering their house each night to terrorize their children. So they take matters into their own hands.

Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)

Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino, Janeane Garofalo, Alan Cumming, Julia Campbell, Mia Cottet, Kristin Bauer

Two not­too­bring party girls reinvent themselves for their high school reunion, armed with a borrowed Jaguar, new clothes and the story of their success as the inventors of Post­it notes.

Available on 12/23:

The Trip to Italy (2014)

Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rosie Fellner, Claire Keelan, Ronni Ancona, Rebecca Johnson

Following in the footsteps of the great romantic poets, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon traverse the Italian countryside musing about life and love. Work enters the conversation as well in this largely improvised sequel to the roadtrip comedy “The Trip.”

Available on 12/24:

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (2014)

Patrick Stewart, Lea Michele, Martin Short, Hugh Dancy, Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, Kelsey Grammer

A bevy of stars including Lea Michele provide the voices for this animated film that returns Dorothy to Oz to help find her trio of pals. With the Tin Man, Lion and Scarecrow nowhere in sight, Dorothy faces a new villain: the wicked Jester.

Available on 12/25:

Good People (2014)

James Franco, Kate Hudson, Omar Sy, Tom Wilkinson

A financially beleaguered couple can’t believe their good fortune when they discover a boatload of money in the apartment of a neighbor who was recently murdered. But their luck soon turns dangerously sour.

Available on 12/27:

Labor Day (2013)

Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Tobey Maguire, Tom Lipinski, Maika Monroe, James Van Der Beek

What begins as a short ride turns into a life­changing event for divorced single mother Adele Wheeler andher 13 ­year ­old son, Henry, when they give a lift to a bloodied man on a fateful Labor Day weekend.

Available on 12/28:

Behaving Badly (2014)

Nat Wolff, Selena Gomez, Mary­Louise Parker, Elisabeth Shue, Dylan McDermott, Jason Lee

Nina is so lovely, and Rick so besotted with her, that the he has no qualms about wagering against a mobster’s son over his chances of dating her. With two weeks to land his prey, the teen must face down a host of wild characters in this dark comedy.

Comedy Bang! Bang!: Season 3

Scott Aukerman brings his popular podcast Comedy Bang! Bang! to television. Scott writes and stars in the series along with his co­host and bandleader, Reggie Watts, while featuring celebrity guests playing either themselves or characters.

I, Frankenstein (2014)

Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Socratis Otto, Jai Courtney, Kevin Grevioux

Many decades after his creation, Adam Frankenstein is still hunted through modern city streets, although now his pursuers are opposing clans of demons who want to uncover the secret of his longevity and use it to sustain their own immortality.

Maron: Season 2

Marc Maron, Judd Hirsch, Josh Brener, Nora Zehetner, Andy Kindler

Marc Maron stars as Marc Maron, who interviews fellow comedians for his popular podcast, only to reveal more about his own neuroses and relationships.

Available on 01/01:

101 Dalmatians (1996)

Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright, Hugh Laurie, Mark Williams

When Cruella De Vil dognaps 15 Dalmatian puppies to make them into a fur coat, their parents rally all the city’s animals to come to their rescue

Bad Boys II (2003)

Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Jordi Mollà, Gabrielle Union, Peter Stormare, Theresa Randle

In this hyperkinetic sequel, a pair of Miami narcotics cops investigate a Cuban drug kingpin’s connection to Florida’s influx of Ecstasy.

Batman & Robin (1997)

Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O’Donnell, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone, Michael Gough

Along with crime­fighting partner Robin and new recruit Batgirl, Batman battles the dual threat of frosty genius Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy.

Bruce Almighty (2003)

Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, Philip Baker Hall, Catherine Bell, Lisa Ann Walter

When TV reporter Bruce Nolan angrily ridicules God, the Almighty responds by giving Bruce all His divine powers. But can Bruce improve on perfection?

Cast Away (2000)

Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Nick Searcy, Chris Noth, Lari White, Geoffrey Blake

After FedEx systems engineer Chuck Noland’s plane crashes in the Pacific Ocean, he finds himself fighting to survive on a deserted island.

Dallas (2012): Season 3

More than 20 years after their final curtain call, the Ewings return with both new and familiar faces ­­ and all the treachery of the original series.

Election (1999)

Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell, Phil Reeves, Molly Hagan Tracy Flick appears to have the election for student council president sewn up until a teacher rounds up a worthy opponent: a popular football player.

Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Michael Jeter, Craig Bierko, Ellen Barkin, Gary Busey

A sportswriter and his Samoan lawyer embark on a hallucinogenic three­day romp from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in this counterculture cult favorite.

Fort Bliss (2014)

Michelle Monaghan, Rob Livingston, Oakes Fegley, Manolo Cardona, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Emmanuelle Chriqui

After a tour of duty in Afghanistan, a U.S. Army medic and single mother returns home to discover her bond with her 5­year­old son has been broken.

Friends: Complete Series

This hit sitcom follows the merry misadventures of six 20­something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan.

Get Low (2009)

Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray, Lucas Black, Gerald McRaney, Bill Cobbs

Robert Duvall stars as irascible backwoods loner Felix Bush, who plans his funeral while he’s still around to attend ­­and enjoy ­­ the proceedings.

Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2014)

Cole Hauser, Josh Kelly, Danielle Sayre, Bokeem Woodbine, Ronny Jhutti, Cassie Layton

A Marine contingent stationed in Afghanistan faces a daunting mission when they attempt to help a famously defiant woman escape the Taliban.

Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)

Ray Wise, Jonathan Breck, Garikayi Mutambirwa, Eric Nenninger, Nicki Lynn Aycox, Travis Schiffner

An ancient creature known as the Creeper terrorizes a group of varsity basketball players, cheerleaders and coaches stranded on a remote highway.

Mean Girls (2004)

Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey, Tim Meadows, Amy Poehler, Ana Gasteyer

Cady joins her new high school’s most powerful clique ­­ but there’s hell to pay when the ex­boyfriend of the clique’s leader wants to be Cady’s guy.

Shall We Dance? (2004)

Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Lisa Ann Walter, Stanley Tucci, Anita Gillette

A wistful middle­aged lawyer finds an undiscovered passion within when an impulse prompts him to take ballroom dancing lessons.

Son of God (2014)

Diogo Morgado, Greg Hicks, Adrian Schiller, Darwin Shaw, Sebastian Knapp, Louise Delamere

A follow­up to the landmark 2013 miniseries The Bible, this feature follows the life of Jesus Christ from his humble birth to his resurrection.

Soul Plane (2004)

Tom Arnold, Kevin Hart, Method Man, Snoop Dogg, K.D. Aubert Godfrey

When Nashawn wins $100 million, he launches his own airline, complete with a casino, bootylicious flight attendants and Snoop Dogg as the pilot.

The French Connection (1971)

Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Schneider, Tony Lo Bianco, Marcel Bozzuffi, Frederic de Pasquale

Tough narcotics detective “Popeye” Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin­smuggling operation.

The Quiet Man (1952)

John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond, Victor McLaglen, Mildred Natwick

Ex­boxer Sean Thornton courts lovely Mary Kate. But her brother may need some common sense knocked into him ­­ literally ­­ before the deal is done.

The War of Worlds (1953)

Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Less Tremayne, Robert Cornthwaite, Sandro Giglio, Lewis Martin

When a scorching meteor­like object crashes to Earth, a scientist waits three ill­fated days for the object­­ a Martian­filled spaceship ­­ to cool.

To Be Takei (2014)

George Takei, Brad Takei, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig

This documentary profiles the career of actor George Takei, who played Lieutenant Sulu on “Star Trek” and later became a gay­rights advocate.

Wayne’s World 2 (1993)

Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Christopher Walken, Tia Carrere, Chris Farley, Ralph Brown

In this sequel to the comedy hit based on a recurring “SNL” skit, a message from Jim Morrison in a dream prompts cable access TV stars Wayne and Garth to put on a rock concert, “Waynestock,” with Aerosmith as headliners.

Available on 01/02:

From the Rough (2013)

Taraji P. Henson, Tom Felton, Michael Clarke Duncan, Henry Simmons, Letoya Luckett, Justin Chon

In the 1980s, Catalana Starks, the first woman to coach a men’s NCAA team, turns a ragtag bunch of Tennessee State University students onto golf.

Image via Netflix

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