by belinda / 110 ViewsIt's back to the real world for Jesse James and Kat Von D.After spending Labor Day weekend joined at the hip, the couple shared a goodbye kiss when Von D dropped James at Lax Monday. With their love apparently in full bloom, the pair packed the weekend with music, food and Pda. On Friday, James and Von D ate lunch a deux and were later spotted filling up at a local gas station. The next day, the lovebirds soaked up the sun in Orange County, Calif., and were seen kissing and holding hands after hitting two music events - Â»
by belinda / 90 ViewsLooks like Jennifer Aniston's guest starring role on Cougar Town comes with some sweet fringe benefits. The actress, 40, (who was recently rumored to be back together with John Mayer) shared a two-hour Italian dinner withCougar Town actor Josh Hopkins at Madeo in Beverly Hills on Sept. 2. "She seemed very excited about her date," says a eyewitness. "She and Josh sat at a more private table and they seemed to get along great." Aniston, who sipped white wine and ordered fish, shared animated conversations with Hopkins, 39. "It was obvious that they don't know each other well, but there was Â»
by belinda / 95 Views
A Bahamian court today dismissed charges against a former paramedic and his attorney accused of trying to extort $25 million from John Travolta in the wake of his son's death last year. The Pulp Fiction actor and his family asked that the charges be dropped because he had "concluded that it was in my family's best interest for me not to voluntarily return to the Bahamas to testify a second time at trial," Travolta said in a prepared statement. "Almost a year later, the long pending status of this matter continued to take a heavy emotional toll on my family, causing Â»
by belinda / 184 Views
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception) and Scarlett Johansson (Iron Man 2) may soon be lending their talents to a â€œzombie comedy.â€ Pajiba is reporting that the two are â€œloosely attachedâ€ to Breathers: A Zombieâ€™s Lament based onS.G. Browneâ€™s 2009 novel of the same name. Currently, Diablo Cody (Juno) is set to produce the script by Geoff Latulippe (Going the Distance). Per the report, Latulippeâ€™s script is being circulated to potential directors as I type, meaning Gordon-Levitt and Johanssonâ€™s involvement may be either confirmed or denied sooner rather than later.
Browneâ€™s novel is described as a romantic comedy about a dead man named Andy who finds himself brought back to life as a middle-aged zombie. Andy must then â€œfigure out it means to live as an Un-dead in a society that denies his kind basic rights.â€ Iâ€™ll trust you to interpret the metaphorical social commentary from there. Â»
by belinda / 101 Views
Showtime announced today that comedian/actor Eddie Izzard and the Emmy-winning Frances Conroy will guest star on United States of Tara during its third season. Izzard will appear in eight episodes and Conroy in one episode opposite star Toni Collette (Tara Gregson).
Izzard will play Taraâ€™s psychology professor who becomes fascinated with Tara while Conroy will star as Max Gregsonâ€™s (John Corbett) mother, a recluse with a compulsive hoarding problem. Production on season three begins mid-September in Los Angeles for a 2011 premiere. Â»
by belinda / 96 Views
Woo hoo! Mariska Hargitay is coming to Los Angeles. Well, at least to the new L.A. offshoot of the Law & Order franchiseâ€¦ "I got to work with them yesterday," Hargitay told me at the Emmys. "They have an incredible castâ€¦I think it's going to be strong right out of the gate." Her hunky costar Christopher Melonihasn't crossed over from Svu to the West Coastâ€¦yet. "I hope to," he said. "I always like a free trip out to L.A. The mother ship did the same thing with us when we were starting out to give us a little lift. That's all we really needed, a little push." Hargitay says her guest storyline is inspired by her own victims Â»
by belinda / 91 ViewsExclusive: Ronald D. Moore is back at NBC Universal with a new drama project for NBC that has landed one of the biggest commitments so far this pitch season. The project from Sony TV where the Battlestar Galacticadeveloper inked a two-year overall deal in May, is described as an adult Harry Potter set in a world ruled not by science but by magic. I hear the drama got pilot and series penalties totaling close to $2 million. Before going to Sony, Moore had three consecutive overall deals at NBC Uniâ€™s Universal Media Studios that were tied to his services on Syfyâ€™s Battlestar Galactica, a reimagening of Glen A. Larson's classic, which he executive produced and ran with David Eick. The duo is also behind the Battlestar Galactica spinoff Caprica. Sony has made drama development a priority this season, signing deals with Moore, Smallville creatorsMiles Millar and Alfred Gough,
by belinda / 78 ViewsEager to get on the new Apple TV's cheap 99-cent TV show rentals but not so pumped to wait four weeks for it to ship? No worries: Amazon's also now offering 99-cent
rentalspurchases of various ABC and FOX shows, which means a whole host of Amazon VOD-compatible devices just got some cheaper streaming options as well -- and hey, Roku just cut prices on its entire lineup of Amazon- and Netflix- compatible players, so you can get in the game for as little as $60. Of course, the Apple TV also features day-and-date movie rentals, local streaming, AirPlay, and that slick iPhone / iPod touch Remote app, but only your heart truly knows if those are worth an extra few bucks and a month of fevered desire.
Update: As our astute commenters are pointing out, these are actually listed as 99-cent purchases, making this a far better deal entirely. We don't know if that's for real or just an error right now, though -- we're double checking and we'll let you know.
Update 2: Yep, we've confirmed that these are 99-cent purchases, making this a much better deal than Apple's rental model -- although only you can decide whether you actually need permanent streaming access to Dollhouse Season 2.
by belinda / 85 ViewsAlthough it's only just been revealed and won't actually go on sale for four long weeks, Apple's new hockey puck is far from the only media streamer on the market -- and with Sony's Netbox and the Boxee Box on the way, the sub-$200 set-top box market is exploding with options. So let's line up the revised Apple TV against the (post-price cut) Roku HD-XR, Popbox, and even an LG Blu-ray player in the same price range and see what you're actually getting -- and more importantly, getting access to -- on each device. Oh, and there's some choice words from Roku after the break.
Update: You asked for them, so we added the PS3, Xbox 360 & WDTV Live as well, after the break.
Device: AppleTV Roku XR Pop Box LG BD550 Price: $99 $99 $129 $130 - $150 Form Factor/Size: 3.9 x 0.9 x 3.9 5 x 5 x 1.75 8 x 1.4 x 6 inches 16.9 x 1.8 x 7.9 Available Content: HD TV shows from ABC & Fox ($0.99), HD Movie rentals ($4.99/$3.99), Netflix, iTunes, YouTube Netflix, Amazon VOD (now with $0.99 HD TV show purchases from Fox & ABC), MLB.tv, UFC, NBA GameTime, YouTube, Pandora YouTube, Revision3, Blip.tv, h.264 / XviD / MPEG-4, MKV / AVI / WMV Blu-ray discs, VUDU, Netflix, CinemaNow, YouTube, Pandora, Napster Apps / SDK: N/A Roku Channel / SDK available Popapps Store / SDK available NetCast widgets Connectivity: WiFi N, Ethernet WiFi N, Ethernet Ethernet, optional WiFi adapter Ethernet, Disc Video Quality: 720p, 5.1 audio 720p (1080p upgrade coming soon), 5.1 audio 1080p, 5.1 audio 1080p, 7.1 audio, DTS-HD MA / Dolby TrueHD audio Device: AppleTV Sony PS3 Slim 250GB Xbox 360 S 250GB WDTV Live Plus Price: $99 $349 $299 $149 Form Factor/Size: 3.9 x 0.9 x 3.9 11.42 x 2.56 x 11.4 12 x 3 x 10 4.9 x 1.5 x 3.9 Available Content: HD TV shows from ABC & Fox ($0.99), HD Movie rentals ($4.99/$3.99), Netflix, iTunes, YouTube Blu-ray, PlayStation Network, Netflix, Qriocity, DLNA, DivX Certified HD DVD (lolz), Zune Marketplace, DLNA/PC streaming, XviD/DivX, Netflix, ESPN3 coming soon Netflix, DLNA streaming, AVI / MPG / MKV, YouTube, Pandora Apps / SDK: PlayStation Network Xbox Live, Community Games N/A Connectivity: WiFi N, Ethernet WiFi b/g, Ethernet WiFi N (no 5 Ghz), Ethernet Ethernet, USB, optional WiFi or Powerline networking Video Quality: 720p, 5.1 audio 1080p, 7.1 audio, DTS-HD MA / Dolby TrueHD 1080p, 5.1 audio 1080p, 5.1 audio
Response from Roku:
Roku created the category for streaming players over two years ago with the original Netflix player for $99. Since then the category has continued to grow rapidly with large hardware entrants like Xbox, PS3, Wii, blu-ray players, and now AppleTV adding streaming capabilities. At the same time, content is becoming more readily available thanks to Netflix's increasing popularity, but also from Amazon, MLB.TV and most recently Hulu Plus. During this time Roku sales have continued to accelerate as the overall streaming market grows, and customers enjoy our simple interface, low cost and large selection of services. Our customers are using the box more and more. Two years ago the average Roku customer used our product 11 hours a month, but now it's 43 hours a month.
Beyond Netflix we have introduced over 50 additional content partners on our open platform that offer customers access to over 100,000 movies and TV shows, live sports, music, photo and video sharing, and more - all while continuing to reduce the cost of our products. Today, a customer can get a Roku player for as low as $59.99 and an HD-capable model for as low as $69.99, plus a 1080p model for $99.99. By selling direct to customers (on roku.com) we can offer more while maintaining lower prices.
Roku is completely confident that our strategy of offering more features and lower cost than competitors continues to be the right plan.
by belinda / 79 ViewsWe're not quite sure when the Federal Communications Commission got into the habit of tearing deviceslimb from limb after testing their wireless radiation levels, but we have to say we're loving the trend -- and there's quite nothing like peering into the juicy innards of a new Apple device. Here, the FCC got its greasy paws on the new Retina Display-packing iPod touch, aka "Apple A1367," and in the gallery below you can see exactly where Cupertino keeps that A4 processor, 3.44 watt-hour battery, internal antenna, and 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz WiFi.
by belinda / 204 Views
A couple of weeks ago there were reports that the second sequel to Meet the Parents was back in the studio for significant re-shoots, and that a missing star from part two was being wooed to return. It's now confirmed that Dustin Hoffman has agreed to shoot some scenes forLittle Fockers.
Six new scenes will be filmed next month, and four will feature Bernie Focker, who was initially written out of the script when the production couldn't reach a deal with Hoffman. The film wrapped a while ago significantly under budget (although incredibly, we're still talking about $100m) so clearly Universal feels comfortable putting that spare change to use.
Deadline's insider tells them the role is not dissimilar to the one offered to Hoffman in the first place. The "pivotal" scenes will see him play opposite Barbra Streisand once again, and he'll also be part of a big scene at the end of the film that involves everyone.
The spin from the studio is still that the movie was fine as it was (actually born out by test screening scores of "54% excellent, 85% total favorable, 73% definitely recommend"). But, says Mr Insider, "We want to make it better; it's an investment for the future of the franchise".
Aside from Hoffman and Streisand, Little Fockers stars series regulars Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner and Owen Wilson, plus newbies Jessica Alba, Laura Dern and Harvey Keitel. Paul Weitz is directing John Hamburg's script, and Jay Roach is producing. It's out in the series' traditional Christmas slot on December 22.
by belinda / 268 ViewsAngelina Jolie's life just got a bit busier.
The actress, mom of six and humanitarian is adding several other titles to her repertoire: Director, producer and screenwriter.
The Oscar winner, 35, will be jumping behind the camera to direct a love story set during the Bosnian War. "The film focuses on a Serbian man and a Bosnian woman who meet on the eve of the war and the effect the war has on their relationship," Graham King's GK Films announced.
The movie, based on a screenplay Jolie wrote, will also be produced by the actress, who, as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador,visited war-torn Bosnia in April.
As for casting, Jolie will apparently be looking outside of Hollywood. The actors for her new film will be from "various ethnicities from the region of the former Yugoslavia," says the film company.
by belinda / 170 Views244diggsdiggJust about every mobile operating system manufacturer can remotely delete apps from the smartphones they help provide, but if a recent patent application is any indication, Apple's looking to lock down the whole enchilada on future devices. The basic concept is as simple as the diagram above -- certain activities trigger the phone to think it's in the wrong hands -- but the particular activities and particular remedies Apple suggests extend to audiovisual spying (to detect if a user has a different face or voice than the owner), and complete remote shutdown. While the patent mostly sounds targeted at opt-in security software and would simply send you an alertor perform a remote wipe if your phone were stolen or hacked, jailbreaking and unlocking are also explicitly mentioned as the marks of an unauthorized user, and one line mentions that cellular carrierscould shut down or cripple a device when such a user is detected. Sounds great for securing phones at retail, sure, but personally we'd rather devices don't determine our authority by monitoring our heartbeat (seriously, that's an option) and we're plenty happy with the existing Find My iPhone app.
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by belinda / 211 ViewsWe are accepting all video uploads and looking for the best uploaded video of 2010. Members of this site are entered automatically by uploading a video. We offer you the capability of storing video files up to 500 mb in size. All uploads for contest entry must be completed by December 1st 2010. A panel will then select the best 20 videos and then turn over voting to the site community. Streams, audio, and other none video uploads are restricted from this contest.It doesn't matter if your video is 5 seconds short or 50 minutes long. Any video uploaded is a qualifying one. Spread the word. We also have prizes for the runner up contestants.
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So my colleague tells me that tonightâ€™s episode is supposed to be all kinds of crazyâ€¦ and lo and behold, the promo to the show reveals that RACHEL is back. What? How exactly is BB rationalizing that move? Part of me thinks, yay, lots of screaming! And the other part of me thinks, ugh, lots of screaming, because Rachel may be dramatic and mentally unstable in the way that makes good television, but sheâ€™s also ear piercingly shrill in the way that makes permanent deafness and migraine headaches. But oh well, sheâ€™s back, so let the games begin![Full recap of Wednesday's (Aug. 18) "Big Brother" after the break...]Ragan is about to have a level 5, full-blown meltdown (is there any other kind?) because heâ€™s on the block. Poor Ragan. Lane thinks Brendonâ€™s lost his frigginâ€™ mind, and you know what? I have to agree, though Lane was actually an inspired choice. Yes, I know, Brendonâ€™s all kinds of tough guy, Medieval knight-vengeful for his lady, The Duchess of Artificial Tresses, but who in their right mind would find Ragan to be a threat? Why not put up, oh, two physically strong members of the (b)rigade (Iâ€™m sticking with lower case for these doofuses, sorry)? Or the deceptively sturdy Matt, who keeps winning HOH despite looking like a soggy, growth-stunted weasel? But no, Brendonâ€™s still playing for Rachel, who is worth so much more than winning. Whatever.Anyway, hereâ€™s Brendonâ€™s explanation for his picks. Lane is a pawn, because Brendon really wants Ragan to go. In his love (and possibly hair dye-addled) brain, he thinks Britney, Matt and Ragan are his worst enemies. Oh, Brendon. Everyoneâ€™s your enemy, because the whole house hates you.Time to pick players for the POV competition! Brendon picks Enzo. Ragan picks Kathy. Lane picks houseguest choice, which for him is Hayden. Brendonâ€™s just happy that Matt and Britney donâ€™t get to play. Britney, of course, is not happy. Britney is rarely happy, actually, being a strangely bitter little person, but thatâ€™s another conversation.Next, a robot enters the house. Yes, a robot. â€œBBâ€ is starting to feel like an Ed Wood movie. The robot is a Don Rickles kind of creation called the Zingbot 3000, which insults the hamsters and will be hosting the POV competition. The Zingbot 3000 seems to work harder than anyone else in the house, which makes me hope it will stick around for a while, maybe doing light maid service or consoling the hamsters when they have their little breakdowns while offering mild comic relief.For the POV, the winner has to walk a balance beam, then stand on a spinning wheel and put together a puzzle while the Zingbot lobs insults. Oh, and the competitors have to dress like robots. Lane seems to have an in, as he knows how to do-si-do. But Ragan takes an early lead.First out? Can you guess? Kathy! For an able-bodied person, she seems to actually have some kind of undiagnosed brain injury. All Iâ€™m saying is I wouldnâ€™t want to be in a situation where I needed help from the sheriff in her town. Youâ€™d be best off asking her if you could just shoot yourself with her revolver, really.Brendon is determined to win, but Ragan is even more determined. And Ragan wins!Lane is horrified. Oh, is there any chance that Brendon will accidentally luck into breaking the (b)rigade? Of course not, since Matt has that stupid diamond POV and Brendon still thinks heâ€™s friends with Enzo and Hayden, but itâ€™s nice to dream.Apparently winning the POV makes Ragan all kinds of weepy, because he has to tell Britney he thinks sheâ€™s a kind, beautiful, intelligent human being and he really loves her. Then Britney cries, because sheâ€™s thinking about having to go kiss Brendonâ€™s ass. Ragan seems like a genuinely nice guy, which really makes you wonder why he wanted to be on â€œBBâ€ and, more importantly, why he actually thinks anyone else in the house isnâ€™t evil incarnate and lying to him, but I guess his being the saboteur kind of evens the score a bit in any case.Hayden hasnâ€™t told anyone how he thinks about Matt. But hereâ€™s the truth -- heâ€™d be happy for him to go home! Enzo agrees! Yup, it seems the (b)rigade is snapping apart regardless of who goes on the block!Brendon walks into his HOH room and discovers Pandoraâ€™s Box. He can get a trip for two to someplace tropical. And the suggestion is that he might get to see Rachel. Well, that sells it for Brendon. He opens the envelope and learns heâ€™ll have a 24-hour break from the game in Malibu. But who cares about that? Heâ€™ll get to see Rachel and her hair extensions! Whoo-hoo!Except he wonâ€™t. While heâ€™s in Malibu, sheâ€™s back in the hamster house for 24 hours. Psych!Rachel, of course, comes barreling into the house like a drunken hurricane, and immediately everyone wants to kill her. But Ragan would like to kill her a little more than the other hamsters. Ragan and Rachel immediately start sniping at one another. This is pretty fun, as itâ€™s like watching a tennis match, except instead of balls theyâ€™re just lobbing big wads of hatred at one another.Ragan tells Rachel she has no friends in the house. So Rachel has to ask if everyone hates her (oddly enough, this makes the hamsters uncomfortable). Then she has to ask Ragan if he has to be a bitch because heâ€™s gay. Ragan tells her sheâ€™s a bad person. Rachel promises to make the next 24 hours of Raganâ€™s life miserable. Rachel, you overestimate your powers, seriously.Brendon arrives at the Malibu estate and canâ€™t find Rachel. Oh no, he discovers she wonâ€™t be coming to him after all! Brendon is sad. So, he has a massage, floats in the pool and has a nice dinner. Thatâ€™s what I call dealing with disappointment.Back at the hamster house, Rachel and Ragan fight some more. Ragan tells Rachel sheâ€™s a wicked witch and the only thing real about her are the pimples on her chin. Rachel tells Ragan his game play sucks and he has no real friends. He calls her a devil child. Rachel tells Ragan he sucks at being gay. Ragan tells her sheâ€™s going to get whatâ€™s coming to her. I am waiting for the hair pulling to start any minute. This is just too much fun!Rachel decides to leave a pretzel message for Brendon suggesting Matt for elimination. I will say, Rachel does have some good instincts. If not for that stupid diamond POV, this would be a brilliant move.Brendon returns from his spa vacation and discovers Rachelâ€™s pretzel message. He KNOWS it must have been left by Rachel, because who else would leave a message in pretzels? Um, I donâ€™t know. I would think anyone could do that, Brendon, itâ€™s not much of a skill set. But heâ€™s touched just thinking Rachel left a message for him. Isnâ€™t that the cutest? Squeee! Iâ€™m actually surprised Brendon doesnâ€™t eat the pretzels while sobbing hysterically, the saltiness of his tears dripping all over his bittersweet snack.Brendon talks to Britney and Matt about which one he should put on the block. Britney swears he can have faith in her. She swears on her relationship. Britney would slit the throat of a Labrador puppy to stay in this game, so really, Brendon shouldnâ€™t put a lot of stock in her swearing on her fiancÃ©.Ragan tries to give Brendon a little help by suggesting that Matt isnâ€™t a good pick, because Lane could go. Of course, Raganâ€™s advice is so convoluted that at first it sounds like he wants Brendon to evict Matt, which may have something to do with his torn loyalties, but Ragan probably should have just stayed out of the HOH room altogether.The saboteur! He tells everyone to get some sleep to prepare for a competition the next day. Then wakes the hamsters up at 2:41am. Then at 3:08. Then at 3:16. You get the idea. Then, the saboteur reveals thereâ€™s no competition. Waaah-waah. It was pointed out to me that Ragan has kind of sucked as a saboteur because he never takes any kind of physical risk, the way Annie did. Iâ€™m wondering why â€œBBâ€ is letting him phone it in, but hey, thatâ€™s their fault for giving him easy Facebook suggestions.Time for the veto meeting! Ragan uses the POV, then Brendon names his replacement: Matt.Ragan is devastated. Enzo thinks itâ€™s time for Matt to wear cement shoes. Iâ€™m not even kidding, he says that. Britneyâ€™s relieved. Lane canâ€™t believe two members of the (b)rigade are on the block. Oh no!But Matt, of course, isnâ€™t sweating a thing, because he canâ€™t wait to use his diamond power of veto. Shut up, Matt. I hope heâ€™s allergic to that stupid diamond POV amulet and breaks out into a rash. It really couldnâ€™t happen to a nicer guy.Who do you think Matt will choose to evict? Do you think Ragan has been a good saboteur or has he taken the easy way out? Do you think weâ€™ve seen the last of Rachel?
by belinda / 191 Views
Snooki is criminally annoying. But don't take our word for it. And don't take the word of advocates of quality television.
Take the word of New Jersey prosecutors, who have slapped Jersey Shore's lead guidette with the geniusly appropriate charge of annoying people (seriously), along with disorderly conduct and creating a public nuisance as a result of her arrest last month.
Snooki, unsurprisingly, disagrees with that assessment: an attorney for the reality diva today entered a not guilty plea on Nicole Polizzi's behalf for all three charges, which stemmed from a particularly rowdy day of filming capped by her doing a face plant on the beach.
She's due back in a Seaside Heights court for trial on Sept. 8.
But don't expect a Lindsay-esque outcome. A conviction on all counts would only result in fines ranging from $500 to $2,000â€”chump change after her season-three pay raise.
Read more: http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b195928_justice_served_snooki_charged_with.html?utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=imdb_tv-movies#ixzz0x1S26f00
by belinda / 150 ViewsUSA announced some of its major programming decisions for fall and early winter, including when "Psych," "Burn Notice," "Royal Pains" and "White Collar" will return after their summer seasons wrap, and when new drama "Facing Kate" will debut. "Psych," which wraps its summer run in early September, will be back on Wednesday, November 10, and will air an "It's a Wonderful Life" parody on December 15. "Burn Notice," which airs its summer finale on Aug. 26, will follow on November 11. "Royal Pains" and "White Collar" fans will have to wait a bit longer, as both shows will return in January
by belinda / 142 ViewsSteven Tyler is signed, sealed, and Idol'd. While Fox officially says "no comment," a very-inside music source confirms the flamboyant Aerosmithsinger finalized negotiations late last week and is officially signed on to be a judge on the 10th season of American Idol. Whew, now we have somebody else to wear wackier makeup than Paula Abdul ever did, too fab! And as far as that other glitzy gal rumored to be seated at the judge's table... Idol-wise, Jennifer Lopez's diva demands haven't totally put her out of the running for the gig. But supposedly asking for pay north of $20 millionâ€”plus her own hair, makeup, styling team and "dressing room compound"â€”isn't in