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Debbie Harry Joins ‘I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House’ – Berlin

Debbie Harry Joins ‘I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House’ – Berlin
Singer and all-round pop culture icon Debbie Harry (Hairspray) has joined the cast of Osgood Perkins' I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, joining Ruth Wilson (The Affair), Bob Balaban (The Grand Budapest Hotel), and Sundance breakout Lucy Boynton (Sing Street). Netflix will be the exclusive streaming home of the thriller, which Perkins wrote and will be directing. Principal photography is set to begin in Ottawa on February 16th. The project is part of…
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Cannes 2015: See the beehive hairstyle that stole the spotlight from Charlize Theron

Cannes 2015: See the beehive hairstyle that stole the spotlight from Charlize Theron
The whirlwind beehive of eccentric Russian reality TV star Elena Lenina almost stole the spotlight from Charlize Theron on the red carpet at the 68th Cannes Film Festival yesterday (May 14).

Lenina has become famous for her eye-catching attire and similarly quirky hairstyles at the film festival since 2003, and the star didn't disappoint with her crimped traffic cone-style 'do at the Mad Max: Fury Road premiere.

So distracting was her giant hair that we almost failed to notice her pair of feathered wings and completely sheer dress with strategically placed white embellishments to protect her modesty.

We pity the poor attendee seated behind her during the screening though...

Meanwhile, Theron stunned in a canary yellow figure-hugging Dior as she was accompanied by other stars from the George Miller movie including Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz and Courtney Eaton.

But back to Lenina's spectacular hair - and here's our favourite Elena Lenina
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Groundbreaking Lgbt Moments in Hollywood

Lgbt depiction in pop culture has come a long way since its first rumblings in the early ’70s. From the first recurring gay character on television (Vincent Schiavelli in The Corner Bar) to the Glee phenomenon, Lgbt-inclusive media is more prominent than ever before.

There are so many moments in entertainment that shaped Lgbt Hollywood forever. We offer several of those watershed events here. If your favorites didn’t make the list, let us know what you think are the greatest highlights in the comments below.

1971: Sunday Bloody Sunday shows first shame-free gay kiss

The British film about a bisexual man who is dating both a woman and man showed the first same-sex smooch without guilt.

1971: All in the Family bridges gay topics

In a benchmark episode, Archie Bunker (Carroll O’Connor) has to deal with his prejudices when he believes an old friend could be gay. The
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Entertainer Pia Zadora Hospitalized with Head Injury

Entertainer Pia Zadora Hospitalized with Head Injury
Pia Zadora was hospitalized with serious head and leg injuries after falling off a motorized golf cart.

Entertainer Pia Zadora ,60, is in intensive care after falling off a motorized golf cart. Her husband Mike Jeffries told the Las Vegas Sun she is "in and out of consciousness and improving."

Jeffries described the incident to the Las Vegas Sun. He said she was thrown from a golf cart driven by her 17-year-old son Jordan on Thursday evening near the family's home in Summerlin, and she suffered from a compound fracture of her right ankle and a head injury that lead to bleeding on her brain.

Zadora is recovering at University Medial Center. She was supposed to perform live at Piero's Italian Cuisine on Friday and Saturday. Her performances for next weekend have also been canceled. 

Staring her career as a child on Broadway, Zadora is both a singer and an actress. She won the
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Actress Pia Zadora ordered to complete anger, alcohol counseling

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Actress/singer Pia Zadora was ordered by a judge on Thursday (Sept. 12) to complete alcohol and impulse control counseling.

The '80s entertainer was arrested back in May on suspicion of domestic battery and coercion after police say she sprayed her teenage son with a hose to get him to go to bed. A Las Vegas judge told Zadora that she can face 30 days in jail if she fails to complete the counseling, the Las Vegas Sun reports.

According to police reports from the incident, Zadora turned a watering hose on her son and tried to rip the phone from his hands when he called police. She told police she thought he was calling the authorities to avoid his bedtime.

Zadora was a child star on Broadway, then turned to a movie career as an adult, appearing in "Hairspray," "Troop Beverly Hills," and "Naked Gun 33 1/3," before becoming a singer.
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Battle Of The Beauties: Beyonce V. Jennifer Lopez — Vote

Beyonce and J.Lo both looked gorgeous on June 1 at the Chime For Change live concert in London. We’ve got the dish on their exact makeup looks. Keep reading and tell us which look you like best!

The Chime For Change concert in London was a star-studded event with celebs who were dressed to impress! Two of the stars that caught our eye were Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez. Both women had beauty looks that were oh-so-glam! Who do you think deserves the title of best beauty? Read below to find out the exact products the stars used to achieve their looks!

Beyonce’s Chime For Change Beauty — Gorgeous Alongside J.Lo

Beyonce looked ravishing on the red carpet with her timeless pin curls. She used L’Oreal Elnett Satin Strong Hold Hairspray to secure her locks in place. Her lip color was unique and looked amazing with her complexion.
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Pia Zadora arrested on suspicion of domestic battery

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Actress-singer Pia Zadora has been arrested on suspicion of domestic battery and coercion, reports the AP.

The 61-year-old celebrity was booked Saturday (June 1) into the Clark County Detention Center after a disturbance at her Las Vegas home, then later released on $4000 bail. The AP reports that the actress was taken into custody six hours after the police responded to the disturbance call.

Police are not releasing the name of the victim or any other details at this time. Interestingly, Zadora met her current husband, Las Vegas police detective Michael Jeffries, after she contacted police in 2005 to report a stalking incident.

Zadora was a child actress on Broadway, then briefly dabbled in a movie career as an adult, appearing in "Hairspray," "Troop Beverly Hills" and "Naked Gun 33 1/3," before turning to a singing career releasing covers of old standards.
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Pia Zadora Arrested on Suspicion of Domestic Battery & Coercion

Pia Zadora Arrested on Suspicion of Domestic Battery & Coercion
Singer-actress Pia Zadora has been arrested on suspicion of domestic battery and coercion after a disturbance at her Las Vegas home. The '80s starlet, 61, was booked Saturday into the Clark County Detention Center and released after posting $4,000 bail. The Butterfly actress was arrested about 11 a.m., some six hours after police responded to a disturbance call at her home. Police declined to release the name of the victim and other details, saying further information would be released Monday. Zadora has been married to her third husband, Las Vegas police detective Michael Jeffries, since 2005. The couple met after Zadora contacted
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Interviews: "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 5 Queens Monica Beverly Hillz, Penny Tration, and Vivienne Pinay

We're already less than a week away from the fifth season premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race, the reality competition that is officially funnier than Project Runway, fiercer than So You Think You Can Dance, and somehow more familial than The New Normal. The premiere party took place on Tuesday night at the Abbey in West Hollywood, and as Ru, Michelle Visage, and a blond, Dior-clad Sharon Needles (out of drag!) strolled the club, I snatched up quick interviews with three of the competing queens. Pleased to make your acquaintance, here are Monica Beverly Hillz, Penny Tration (!), and Vivienne Pinay.

Monica Beverly Hillz, 21, Owensboro, Ky

Your gold ensemble reminds me of Iman in the Michael Jackson "Remember the Time" video. What's your fashion inspiration?

Michael Jackson is legendary and I love his fashion, but first and foremost, I'm a huge Beyonce fan. 

Oh, yeah? Did you like her "performance" at Obama's inauguration?
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Tna No Surrender PPV Predictions and Preview

The eighth annual Tna Impact Wrestling No Surrender PPV rolls in to the Impact Zone tonight with a card stacked to prepare for Bound For Glory. A PPV with no world title match and a champion who isn’t in the main event shows just how important it is(n’t) to the guys in Florida. So why exactly should we care? Well there’s actually a few matches on the card with great potential – let’s just hope they manage to deliver after a relatively consistent run of great events in 2012.

So let’s have a look into our magic 8 ball and see how this one’s going to pan out.

Zema Ion Vs Sonjay Dutt – X Division Title Match

Sonjay Dutt was a Tna regular for years but never really made much of an impact until he started stalking So Cal Val. Shortly after that he disappeared only
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Zadora Accused Of Leaving Traffic Accident

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Zadora Accused Of Leaving Traffic Accident
Actress/singer Pia Zadora had a brush with the law last week (ends05Feb12) after she was accused of fleeing the scene of a traffic accident in Las Vegas.

The Hairspray star was driving her white Cadillac SUV through Sin City when it allegedly struck a red BMW, and when Zadora reportedly failed to stop, the other motorist followed her home before calling police.

The star was subsequently cited on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident, according to

A representative for Zadora says the 57 year old failed to stop because she didn't feel the impact of the collision and never intended to break the law.

James Franco attends the Frameline 34 Film Festival Actor Vincent De Paul, who starred in many independent films and played various roles in several blockbusters including “Poseidon,” “Hitch,” and “Hairspray,” arrived at Frameline 34, San Francisco’s annual international Lgbt film festival, to support the Castro Theater’s packed house screening of the comedy “Baby Jane?” Also in attendance were his co-stars Matthew Martin, J. Conrad Frank, Heklina, Mike Finn, Ethel Merman, Ron Herman Symansky, Drew Todd, Sandy Schlechter, and Jeff Dylan Graham.

Directed by the talented Billy Clift, the drag-studded recreation of the 1962 black-and-white classic “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” drops us back into the wacky depths of sisterly rivalry. De Paul plays the well groomed Mad Men-esque Detective Bill Kovacks who investigates the strange, yet amusing, happenings at the home where former child star Baby Jane Hudson, who was overshadowed by her more famous sister Blanche, now holds the frail wheelchair-bound star prisoner following a mysterious automobile accident.
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Chickflicks options 'Japan' memoir

Chickflicks Prods. has optioned the film rights to Lisa Fineberg Cook's forthcoming memoir, "Japan Took the J.A.P. Out of Me."

Cook will adapt the screenplay with her teacher husband, Peter, who inadvertently laid the groundwork for the book. Downtown Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, will publish the memoir Tuesday.

Chickflicks' Stephanie Austin ("True Lies") and former New Line Prods. chairman Sara Risher ("Hairspray") are producing.

With the subtitle "The True Story of a Domesticated Princess," Cook's book details her personal journey of relocating to Japan six days after marrying her husband, who had taken a one-year teaching job in Nagoya. Having left her valet-defined L.A. life behind, Cook endures the abrupt transition to a culture severely lacking in manicures and Jewish-American women but teeming with cooking, cleaning and commuting duties.

"I love that she's so honest about what's going on," Austin said. "She's quite brave
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Facts about 'Fame' -- Then and Now

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"Fame" is back on the big screen! Now "Extra" is bringing you facts about the 1980 Oscar-winning film -- and the 2009 remake for a new generation.

Facts about "Fame", Then and NowReturn to "Fame"The 2009 version of “Fame” is said to be a family-friendly remake of the 1980 original.

The updated film follows the same story: a group of New York performing arts high school students live their dreams and learn about each other along the way.
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All About Evil In Production! Starring Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Dekker & Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson!

All About Evil Is Currently In Production! Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Dekker, Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson, Mink Stole, Jack Donner And More Get Bloody By The Bay With Writer / Director Joshua Grannell (Aka Peaches Christ)!

San Francisco, CA, Tuesday, March 17th, 2009---

Production has kicked into high-horror gear as Joshua Grannell is shooting his first feature film All About Evil in March. Grannell has written the Evil script and is directing the dark comedy, set in San Francisco.

All About Evil centers around a mousy librarian, who has inherited her father's beloved but failing old movie house. In order to save the family business she discovers her inner serial killer -- and a legion of rabid gore fans -- when she starts turning out a series of grisly shorts. What her fans don't realize yet is that the murders in the movies are all too real.

Grannell is in his 12th year
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Lake To Take Over From Scrapping Sharon On Charm School

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Lake To Take Over From Scrapping Sharon On Charm School
Hairspray star Ricki Lake will replace Sharon Osbourne as VH1's Rock Of Love: Charm School headmistress when the reality show returns this summer. Actress and former talk show queen will host the series, which aims to teach trashy young women a thing or two about poise, grace and manners, when it returns to U.S. TV screens.

Rock matriarch Osbourne hit the headlines at the end of her stint on the show after she was accused of assaulting a contestant.

Osbourne attacked Megan Hauserman during a recording of the TV show's reunion special in Los Angeles in December after the contestant insulted her by calling husband Ozzy a "brain-dead rocker".

Hauserman claims the 56 year old grabbed her by the hair and scratched her.

Osbourne has maintained she was the victim in the alleged brawl - hinting that Hauserman purposely targeted her to land her own TV deal.

Casting Bites: Josh Charles, Justin Long, and Nick Nolte

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Josh Charles started out strong, but sure fizzled, didn't he? I mean, he started his career with Hairspray, before heading to the Dead Poets Society, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, and soon after, the sexually dysfunctional Threesome. But now he's cameo guy, and there's a new one on the way.

The Hollywood Reporter posts that Charles and Justin Long are joining the Christina Ricci and Liam Neeson-starring After.Life. Long will play the boyfriend of a woman caught between life and death (Ricci), while Charles plays his friend. (Poor guy, relegated to token roles.) This is that long-in-gestation feature that once starred Kate Bosworth, and even had a poster released waaaay back in February of 2007. But it finally seems to be moving forward.


Four Leaf Tayback, also known as Nick Nolte, has grabbed a role in My Own Love Song, according to Variety. Pretty
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Lake Chastised By Birthing Professionals

Lake Chastised By Birthing Professionals
Actress and TV personality Ricki Lake has been slammed by professionals at the American Medical Association (Ama) for championing home births.

Lake's recent documentary The Business of Being Born suggested hospital births could be problematic - a claim refuted by medical officials.

Doctors have warned expectant mothers not to follow the Hairspray star's example, and Ama members are now campaigning to U.S. lawmakers to pass legislation officially stating that the "safest setting" for birth is in a hospital, reports

Sexual Abuse Caused Lake's Weight Issues

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Sexual Abuse Caused Lake's Weight Issues
Original Hairspray star Ricki Lake has named childhood sexual abuse as the reason for her weight issues. The actress-turned-talk show host ballooned to 260 pounds at her heaviest and struggled to slim down. Lake then started taking her health seriously and successfully shed over half her body weight. And she feels she wouldn't have had to battle the bulge if she hadn't been molested as a child. She says, "I was a victim of childhood sexual abuse and I think it contributed. Who knows for sure? I've done many years in therapy and worked on all my issues. I didn't talk about it for, like, 15 or 20 years; I didn't admit that it had happened to me because I wanted to kind of bury things. It, in some way, made me who I am today... I don't want to be a poster child for this at all but it's very weird thing for children when they're violated in that way. Food became a comfort to me; it was my kind of security blanket." Speaking exclusively to U.S. news show Access Hollywood, Lake admitted she never confronted her abuser when she eventually told her parents of the abuse - but the person was "quickly removed" from her life.

Fisher upped at NL PR unit

Gillian Brooks Fischer has been upped to senior vp field publicity and promotions at New Line Cinema. She was director, publicity and promotions.

Fischer, who joined the company in 2000, will continue to oversee the operations of New Line's 25 field agencies as well as running junkets and promotions for all the company's domestic releases. She remains based at New Line's worldwide headquarters in Los Angeles, and will continue to report to New Line senior vp publicity Elissa Greer.

"Gillian has top-notch relationships, market savvy and tremendous creativity," Greer said. "She's a highly valued member of our team, and we're thrilled to recognize her work with this promotion."

Fischer handled field campaigns and junkets for the studio's The Lord of the Rings films, as well as Austin Powers in Goldmember, Wedding Crashers and Hairspray, among others.

She joined the company from Sony Pictures Entertainment, where she spent two years as manager, field publicity/promotions, following a stint at PolyGram Films.

Fischer is a graduate of Brandeis University, with a bachelor's degree in American studies.
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