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  • Chris Pratt Dresses Up as 'GOTG' Character for Children's Hospital Patients

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    The rumors are true. Chris Pratt is the best. The 35-year-old actor dropped by the L.A. Children's Hospital on Wednesday to give the kids in the facility a special screening of his movie Guardians of the Galaxy -- but he took it a few steps further. WATCH: Chris Pratt Recalls That Time He Flashed Amy Poehler Continue reading...

  • MTV VMAs 101: Everything You Need to Know About Sunday's Show

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Has it already been a year since Miley Cyrus' twerk-gate?!

  • Amazon starts selling physical books in Brazil

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Online retailer Amazon has started selling physical books in Brazil, two years after it began selling books in digital format in Latin America's biggest country. In a statement posted on the company's website, CEO Jeff Bezos says Amazon's new service will offer more than 150,000 titles in Portuguese starting Thursday. Amazon started selling e-books in early 2012, with a catalog of 13,000 titles. Today more than 35,000 titles are available in Portuguese, along with the more than 2 million in other languages. Alexandre Szapiro is Amazon Brazil's vice president. He tells the G-1 news portal that by the end of the year, e-books will have a 5 percent share of the country's book market.

  • Greek archaeology site sparks intense interest

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece that has captivated the public's imagination have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the site to leave them in peace. The Culture Ministry appealed Thursday for "understanding" while the Amphipolis excavation proceeds. The partially uncovered tomb from the end of Greek warrior-king Alexander the Great's reign, which was found inside the mound, has sparked intense media interest amid wild speculation that it may contain rich treasures or the bones of an ancient celebrity. Alexander inherited the throne of Macedonia, in northern Greece, from where he set off to conquer a vast empire reaching India. He died in 323 B.

  • EXCLUSIVE: The 'Revenge' Cast is Tipsy in These Hilarious Season 3 Bloopers!

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Typically our favorite Revenge characters are incredibly serious.

  • Tina Knowles Comments on Beyonce and Jay Z Split Rumors

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Straight from Beyonce's mama's mouth! Though Beyonce and Jay Z split rumors have been circulating for months, according to Beyonce's mom Tina Knowles, things couldn't be better between the two. "Haters gonna be haters and there's nothing we can do about that," she told a TMZ cameraman in Beverly Hills Wednesday when asked point-blank about all the breakup rumors. "Everything's perfect." Continue reading...

  • Lauryn Hill Dedicates 'Black Rage (Sketch)' to Ferguson

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Lauryn Hill is the latest star chiming in on the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. The Fugees singer on Thursday released a “sketch” version of her song “Black Rage” as a dedication to the citizens of Ferguson currently fighting for racial equality. Hill says the acoustic track, which dates back to 2012, was recorded in her living room. PICS: Real-Life Celebrity Heroes Continue reading...

  • Aaron Paul Hosting 'Breaking Bad' Scavenger Hunt on Emmy Awards Day

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Aaron Paul is still vying for the title of coolest celebrity.

  • Robin Williams' ashes scattered over San Francisco Bay

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    It seems a fitting and sweet send-off. Robin Williams was found dead on Aug. 11 in his Tiburon, Calif., home, near San Francisco. And on Aug. 12, his ashes were scattered in the San Francisco Bay, according to multiple outlets, including RadarOnline, which obtained a copy of the actor's death certificate.

  • Behind 'Saturday Night Live's' struggle to satirize Obama

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    "Saturday Night Live" has been doing political satire for decades — think Chevy Chase as a clutzy Gerald Ford or Tina Fey as a spot-on Sarah Palin. But mining gold from President Barack Obama has been serious work for the Not Ready for Prime Time Players, according to Yahoo TV. In the updated oral history Live From New York, excerpted in The Hollywood Reporter, the cast and crew sound off on the Mount Everest — or should we say the Mount Rushmore — of political impressions. "If I had to describe Obama as a comedy project, I would say, 'Degree of difficulty, 10-point-10,'" says SNL producer-writer James Downey. "It's like being a rock climber looking up at a thousand-foot-high face of solid obsidian, polished and oiled."

  • Ice Bucket Challenge - wisdom teeth = THE BEST ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE VIDEO EVER

    Richard Hall | Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    YouTuber m3gtr0n decided it’d be a great idea to record herself doing the ice bucket challenge an hour after having her wisdom teeth removed. And it’s the funniest darn thing I’ve seen all week. It’s also the best ice bucket challenge video out there. Have a look: Instant replay:

  • Review: 'Sin City' dives back into a noir abyss

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    After being clonked over the head in 1944's "Murder, My Sweet," Raymond Chandler's immortal private eye Philip Marlowe wryly narrated the experience of being knocked out: "A black pool opened up at my feet. I jumped in." In "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," a belated, 3-D sequel to 2005's "Sin City," cultishly-adored graphic novelist Frank Miller and genre-exploiting director Robert Rodriguez have again jumped right into the same dark abyss Dick Powell's Marlowe fell into, into the same noir sea — or, at least, some hyper-stylized version of it. This is hardboiled on heroin.

  • Garth Brooks Makes Concert History, Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Garth Brooks is at it again. The country superstar, who will be returning to the road in September, has added one last show to his Chicago run, bringing the total to 11 concerts there. Tickets for the 10:30 p.m. show on Friday, September 5th, at Allstate Arena go on sale Saturday, August 23rd, 10:00 a.m. CST via Ticketmaster, according to Rolling Stone. With the first stop on his world tour, which kicks off September 4th in Chicago, Brooks has already shattered his previous record for ticket sales in a single city in North America. Previously, the record was 162,822 tickets sold for the Target Center in Minneapolis from October 6th through the 14th, 1998. "After seeing how happy everyone was in Atlanta about ticket access, I feel whatever the problem was has now been fixed," said the singer in a statement. "I would like to put on one more show in Chicago so people that wanted tickets and could not get in the system, now have a chance to see the show and get their tickets at face value and not have to go through the scalper/broker systems if they don't want to."

  • Joel, Wonder, Brooks to receive ASCAP honors

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Garth Brooks are among a list of performers set to receive ASCAP Centennial Awards. Joan Baez and Stephen Sondheim will also receive the top honor Nov. 17 at the Waldorf Astoria gala in New York, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers announced Thursday. The event will celebrate ASCAP's 100th anniversary. It's also the first fundraiser benefiting the ASCAP Foundation. The five honorees will attend the gala, where other artists will perform in tribute. ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams, who recently won Grammy Awards for co-writing Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories," will host the event.

  • Fade to black: Leonard Maltin ending movie guides

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The closing credits are rolling for Leonard Maltin's movie guides. Plume, an imprint of Penguin Random House, says "Leonard Maltin's 2015 Movie Guide" will be the 36th and final edition. In an introduction for the 2015 guide, which comes out next week, Maltin wrote that access to reviews online had led to an "alarming decline" in readership. Plume spokeswoman Milena L. Brown said Thursday that the Maltin guides began in 1969 and have sold more than 7 million copies. The 2015 edition contains more than 16,000 entries, double the original amount. Maltin oversees the guides with the help of a team of 11 reviewers and managing editor Darwyn Carson.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Aug. 21, 2014: Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival starts today at the Oklahoma History Center

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Today’s featured event: The Arts Council of Oklahoma City’s 34th Annual Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival begins at 7 tonight at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive. This festival, which continues through Saturday, celebrates the art of storytelling and with performances by local and nationally known storytellers, workshops, a family matinee, a poetry stand, […]

  • Serena the singer? Tennis star does karaoke

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams replaced her tennis racket with a microphone at a karaoke event a week ahead of the U.S. Open. The top-ranked athlete performed "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" on Wednesday night at Arena in New York City. She danced and swayed her hips in a mini dress as she sang the song in falsetto and attempted high notes. Williams told the crowd before she began: "I'm really nervous." She was joined by fellow tennis player Jack Sock, "Orange Is the New Black" stars Laverne Cox and Uzo Aduba, "Glee" actor Darren Criss and comedian Kathy Griffin at the event for Delta Airlines. Williams, a karaoke enthusiast, called the singing sport "my favorite thing.

  • Kim Kardashian Shows Off Insane Cleavage in This Near Wardrobe Malfunction

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Kim Kardashian better hope that double-sided tape is secure. Kim, 33, had heads turning Wednesday night in Los Angeles at the Violet Grey party to celebrate the digital magazine’s August artist in residence, illustrator Donald Robertson, where her black jumpsuit was clearly struggling to contain her curves. Continue reading...

  • Emmy hopefuls play the angles to nab trophies

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — If it walks like a drama and talks like a drama and yet calls itself a comedy, that's just fine with the Emmy Awards. But the audience for Monday's ceremony (8 p.m. EDT, NBC) may suffer momentary confusion when, say, the Netflix women's prison saga "Orange Is the New Black" pops up as a nominee for best comedy series. While the Emmys have included category-busters before, the 66th prime-time contest is an especially freewheeling one. "The Emmys are being loosey-goosey about category placement," said Tom O'Neil, author of "The Emmys" reference book and organizer of the Gold Derby awards website.

  • Miley Cyrus Returning to MTV VMAs

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    It's official! Miley Cyrus will be at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, but are her twerking and tonguing days behind her? The former Hannah Montana star shocked everyone this past year when she hit the VMA stage to sing "We Can't Stop," which then led to her grinding up on Robin Thicke (who was very married to Paula Patton at the time) during his "Blurred Lines" performance. PHOTOS: Craziest MTV VMA Styles Ever Continue reading...