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16 items from 2014


Miley Goes Topless and Parties With Patrick at Her Wild B-Day Bash

10 hours ago | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Miley Cyrus's birthday party was very Miley Cyrus. The singer threw the extravaganza at La's Factory nightclub on Saturday, one day before her actual birthday. Whether it was faux marijuana leaves, adult toys, a "Miley's Happyland" sign, and throwback jams like Rick James's "Super Freak," the bash was full of surprises for Miley's guests. The singer rang in her 22nd birthday alongside her rumored new boyfriend, Patrick Schwarzenegger, with whom she shared hot Pda at a college football game earlier this month. Miley also made time for a risqué dance session with her pals at the party. In an Instagram video, the singer's top is open as she covers her chest and dances with a smile. Keep reading to see the former Disney star in action, and then discover facts that will change the way you think about Miley. Source: Instagram user mileycyrus »

- Nick-Maslow

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Review: Netflix's 'Happy Valley' a swift, brutal crime story

3 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I have watched a lot of great television this year, yet few scenes in 2014 had the kind of physical effect on me like the closing minutes of the fourth episode of "Happy Valley," the BBC crime drama that Netflix added to its library back in August.  As the scene went along, I stopped recording my usual notes and just stared at the television. I had to remind myself to take a breath a few times. I'm pretty sure I left my thumbprint permanently impressed to the underside of my desk from gripping it too hard at one point. It's a cliffhanger ending, and the Netflix interface meant that resolution was only a simple click away, yet I had to put the show on hold for a few hours just to get that moment out of my system. At that moment, I was in no condition to jump straight to the »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Charlie Murphy on the Black Jesus Controversy and 10 Years of Hearing About Rick James

22 August 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

For any Chappelle’s Show fan, the name Charlie Murphy requires some kind of trigger warning, as it immediately calls up the “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories” sketch that brought “I’m Rick James, bitch!” into the world. But there’s a lot more to the writer-actor-comedian than reminiscences of youthful debauchery as a member of younger brother Eddie’s entourage. In addition to his busy touring schedule, Murphy has made memorable voice-acting appearances on The Boondocks and Black Dynamite, and is now one of the stars of Black Jesus. The live-action Adult Swim series co-created by Aaron McGruder is unsurprisingly controversial, as it depicts what might happen were the Son of God to return to present-day Compton and build a community garden where he and his disciples can be comfortably “smokin’, drinkin’, and chillin’.” Murphy plays Vic, a local landlord whose difficulty in accepting that the weed-happy guy »

- Ivan Cohen

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The Strange Year of the Posthumous Performance

27 July 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Two thousand fourteen is only half over, yet the year in culture has already been dominated by people who are dead. I don’t mean people like Elvis and Shakespeare, whose work endures long after their passing; I mean people like Michael Jackson, who, five years in the grave, performed at the Billboard Music Awards in May. And Rick James, who’s been dead for a decade and who has a new memoir this year. And the great Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died in February and has a new movie out.These three aren’t alone among posthumous performers with a stranglehold on pop culture. The brilliant New York actor Christopher Evan Welch was introduced to a whole new audience in HBO’s Silicon Valley in April, several months after he had passed away. The journalist Michael Hastings, killed in a car accident last year, is now the author of a posthumous novel, »

- Adam Sternbergh

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The 12 Most Rick James–y Moments in Rick James’s New Memoir, Glow

11 July 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Earlier this week, Rick James posthumously published his memoir Glow, co-written with David Ritz. The book jumps around a lot, which James himself chalks up to his years of drug abuse, but an engrossing portrait of his life and career emerges in scattershot about his time coming up in a world in which black musicians could finally break through on the pop charts. Vulture flipped through chapters about his sex addiction, his chemical dependencies, and brushes with the law to collect 12 great info-nuggets about the man who brought the world “Superfreak.”1. He enlisted in the Navy but quickly fled from training camp.James joined up in the hopes of avoiding the drug-addled paths of those he grew up with in Buffalo, New York, but as soon as naval officers shaved his Afro, he knew it wasn't for him. He left the country, seeking shelter in Toronto and changing his name »

- Brennan Carley

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Briefs: Sarah Jessica Parker Returns To TV, Vaginas Make Anderson Giggle, And Sam Smith Shatters Records

25 June 2014 2:24 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Birthday shoutouts go to Jason Lewis (above), who is 43, Carly Simon is 69, and George Michael is 51.

Sarah Jessica Parker is returning to series TV with a crime thriller pilot based on the non-fiction book Busted: A Tale Of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love

Gary Oldman Sorry for Defending Anti-Semitism But Not Homophobia

Forget everything you’ve heard about Bryan Singer‘s Hollywood parties

Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour Shatters Record With Highest UK Male Debut Sales In History

Anderson is no expert on vaginas.

Here’s the new teaser for Mockingjay, with president Snow and Peeta

Craig Bowen And Jake Miller Become Indiana’s First Gay Couple To Marry. Congrats!

#equality #love pic.twitter.com/k6UJofk1qB

Jake Miller (@_JRMiller) June 25, 2014

And here’s The Weekly ShoutOUT™. Each week we’re going to focus on one out athlete/performer and feature a daily pic and career timeline. »

- snicks

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Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon Review

4 June 2014 5:31 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

There are few people on earth with more famous friends than longtime Hollywood manager Shep Gordon. Although, few people on earth even know who Shep is. For those unfamiliar with the name, he was the iconoclastic manager to some of the bigger stars in show business, from Alice Cooper to Emeril Lagasse. Those two men owe much of their celebrity status to this brilliant manager; fortunately, true to his admiration of karma, Shep is now getting a favour in return and is the star of his own documentary.

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon is not just a supremely entertaining glimpse at the high life of Hollywood, but also a sympathetic look at a man who achieved much in his life, partied with the most illustrious friends at the most lavish parties, but had a gaping hole inside. Shep’s journey is a Hollywood story as classic as the stars he served, »

- Jordan Adler

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Mike Myers honors show business in new doc 'Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon'

25 April 2014 11:11 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A documentary about a talent manager may not sound like the most enticing subject for a film, but the talent on display in the new trailer for the upcoming "Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon" will no doubt get audiences to notice. Marking the directing debut of Mike Myers (yes, that Mike Myers), "Supermensch" details the life of Gordon, whose career began when he arrived L.A., and ran into Janis Joplin, who introduced him to Jimi Hendrix, who told Shep that he should manage Alice Cooper.  While Cooper's live shows were gory and over-the-top, Gordon also came up with the idea for the smoothed-voiced Teddy Pendergrass to put on "Women Only" concerts.  The trailer paints Gordon as deeply spiritual, extremely giggly and, above all, a nice guy.  Interspersed between testimonials from Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, and Myers himself, you'll catch glimpses of just about everyone in the entertainment business over the last forty years, »

- Dave Lewis

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Dance Dance Revolution: Nelson George on 'Soul Train'

24 April 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

For a generation of kids, Saturday morning at 11am was appointment-television time. You put away your cereal bowl and switched from cartoons or pro-wrestling to a channel a little further down the dial. After a minute or two, you'd finally see that signature animated train — a funky, pulsing engine grooving down inner-city elevated tracks (and later, around the world), puffing out rainbow-colored smoke. Then a high-pitched voice screamed out the words you'd waited all week to hear: "It's the Sooooouuullll Traaaaaiiiiiinnnn!"

12 Mind-Blowing 'Soul Train' Performances

From 1971 to 1993, dapper »

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'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: Drew Carey Goes Home On Party Anthem Night

21 April 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Dancing with the Stars “Party Anthem Night” fittingly featured Lmfao member Redfoo as a guest judge, sitting on the panel with Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli.

Dancing With The Stars Recap

First up this week was NeNe Leakes, who found out before she took the stage that she’s safe for another week. With Tony Dovolani, the Real Houswives of Atlanta star danced a Salsa to Nelly’s “Hot in Herre.” Though the routine once again exposed Leakes' struggle to nail down technique, her personality made the performance passable. Scores: 8+9+8+8=33

Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas, who were in danger of elimination, took on a cha-cha to Icona Pop’s “I Love It.” Bure appeared to get a handle on the necessary hip action for the dance in rehearsal. However, as the judges pointed out, in her performance, the former Full House star’s confidence came and went. »

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Dancing with the Stars: James Maslow, Meryl Davis Get the Party Going & Drew Carey Goes Home

21 April 2014 7:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[BRIGHTCOVE_PTV "3493653793001"] Get ready to par-tay! Monday night's Dancing with the Stars showcased party anthems, with guest judge Redfoo from Lmfao helping to weed out the ho-hum from the fun. James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd entered as the charmed couple after getting a perfect score on Disney week, while Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas were just holding on and Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke hoped that audience scores would prop them up for another week. Except, that didn't happen. In the end, Carey's stage presence couldn't save him, and he and Burke were eliminated from the competition. A long-time fan of the show, »

- Michele Corriston and Michele Stueven

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Briefs: Broadway Hooker, Macklemore Has A Tidy Bowl, And Kevin Bacon Explains The 80′s

12 March 2014 2:53 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Birthday shoutouts go to Aaron Eckhart (above), who is 46, James Taylor is 66, Ron Jeremy is 61, and Al Jarreau is 74.

Pretty Woman is coming to the Broadway stage.

Meet Brandon Ambrosino, Homophobes’ Favorite Gay Writer And Vox’s Newest Hire. Yes, we’re well aware of this guy. Really, Ezra Klein?

How the National Organization for Marriage Was Banished to the Basement at Cpac 2014

Anti-Gay Barilla Doesn’t Mind Profiting Off Gay-Friendly City

Jim Halterman talks to Stephen Amell about the recent Sara and Nyssa development on Arrow, and what the reaction would have been if it was two male characters.

Pastor Says Frozen is a Satanic Attempt To Make Kids Gay. Yeah … and?

Kevin Bacon explains the 80′s to Millennials.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the Neil Patrick Harris photoshoot for Out

Macklemore has a message: Its Time That Us Men Started Respecting To The Basin That Our Queens Sit On! »

- snicks

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The Bittersweet Legacy of Dave Chappelle’s ‘I’m Rick James, Bitch’

11 February 2014 1:45 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

On February 11, 2004, the fourth episode of the second season of Chappelle's Show aired. The series had built a great deal of buzz with its 12-episode first season and had some classic sketches over the second season's first three episodes — including "The Racial Draft" and "The Niggar Family" — but nothing compared to what happened that night: The Rick James installment of "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories" debuted. Besides being an incredible, hilarious sketch that is able to tell a complete story with both pathos and dense punch line concentration, it instantly became a phenomenon. Very early in the days of social media — Facebook was weeks old — people shared the sketch any way they could, whether it was through MySpace, Aim away messages, or just shouting "I'm Rick James, bitch" so often that people had to go home and see what they were talking about. For »

- Jesse David Fox

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Greatest TV Shows That Premiered After A Super Bowl

1 February 2014 6:15 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Super Bowl is usually the highest-rated single television broadcast of the year, so the post time slot is probably the most coveted in TV because of the massive lead-in audience (upwards of 100 million viewers). But if the program that airs right afterwards typically draws big ratings, why don’t networks take advantage of this and premiere the pilot of a new series? Wouldn’t this be the best way to promote a show you think will be a huge hit? It would seem like a no-brainer, but in fact, that strategy isn’t always bulletproof. More often than not, a pilot for a new series won’t bring in the same high ratings as a special episode of an established series. Once the Big Game is over, most viewers will go ahead and switch the channel. Unless your a fan of the winning team, and care to sit through the post-game wrap up, »

- Ricky

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Melissa Gilbert dishes on Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe, Shannen Doherty and more

23 January 2014 8:45 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Former child star Melissa Gilbert was a guest on "Watch What Happens Live" Wednesday (Jan. 22), and host Andy Cohen wanted to go a little deeper into some things she wrote about in her 2010 book, "Prairie Tale," where the "Little House on the Prairie" star speaks quite candidly about growing up in Hollywood in the 1970s and '80s.

Cohen: Did Rob Lowe (her one-time fiance) ask you to take anything out of the book?

Gilbert: "He asked me to take out the word 'pretty' when I referred to him. That was it. ... 'Just could you do one thing? Could you take out the word 'pretty'? I hate it when people call me pretty.'"

Cohen: On a scale of 1-10, how big an a-hole is Scott Baio?

Gilbert: "6-7."

Cohen: Billy Idol once took you to Rick James' house, which you called "the scariest place you'd ever been to. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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New season of 'Killer Karaoke' gets super-freaky with cow brains -- Exclusive Video

15 January 2014 1:00 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

If you think getting up in front of a crowded bar to sing is difficult, then you probably wouldn’t do well as a contestant on truTV’s Killer Karaoke.

The ridiculously hilarious and slightly demented competition show returns Feb. 20 for a new season with new host Mark McGrath. Contestants attempt to sing karaoke hits without missing a word while facing some extreme and bizarre challenges.

This year, Killer Karaoke is upping the ante with a fresh new format: Each episode’s competition will begin with six contestants singing an opening number, after which they will be ranked based on a scoring system. »

- Jake Perlman

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