January 07, 2015
        What the PGA nominations mean for the Best Picture race                The films that will sadly be shut out on Oscar nomination morning                Producers Guild of America Announces Nominees                Art Directors Guild Announces Nominees                A January Oscar Predictions Update                American Cinema Editors (ACE) Announces Nominees                2015 releases to look forward to                The best films and performances of 2014                A look at the second spot in each of the main Oscar categories                The late breaking major Oscar contenders of 2014                Golden Globe post nomination predictions for December                Cinematic gifts from 2014                Spotlight on the Stars: Bradley Cooper                Which film will lead the nomination totals for Oscar this year?                A look at some potential first time Academy Award nominees this year        

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Mel Gibson believed Grigorieva had affair with landscaper

HollywoodNews.com: Part of the reason why Mel Gibson threw himself into a fit of rage on the Oksana Grigorieva tapes is because he felt she was cheating with the landscaper.
After the “Braveheart” actor-director accused Grigorieva, she began to hit play on the tape recorder.
TMZ has the story.
On February 18, Gibson threw a tantrum at the Russian pop singer’s house. It was one of the second days he attempted to quit smoking. At this time, he became jealous over the landscaper. In subsequent phone calls, Grigorieva taped their conversations.
TMZ reports, “There was no physical violence on February 18 and the only type of violence between the January 6 encounter and the February 18 encounter was verbal … not physical.”
All of the Gibson-Grigorieva recordings were made on February 18.
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“Harry Potter” Fans Camp Out Overnight for Panel at Comic-Con

By Hanako M. Ricks
HollywoodNews.com: Anticipation for the first ever “Harry Potter” panel at Comic-Con seems to be running high, as lucky Potterholics in attendance began lining up outside of the San Diego Convention Center about 12 hours in advance. My friend, Alyssa Oropeza, texted me around 8:30 with this info:
I can’t believe it but I have to camp out for the harry potter panel. In line now for tomorrow panel. Yes outside…
She also sent me a photo, saying that so far only about 50 people were in line. I’m sure that as news of the line begins to hit social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook, that line will grow fairly quickly.
The Warner Bros. panel, which will discuss the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is scheduled to begin at 11:45am Saturday. Tom Felton, who stars as Draco Malfoy in all eight films, was recently announced to participate in the panel.
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A Very Potter Musical’s Team StarKid premieres sequel, tops Glee and Gaga on iTunes, and talks future projects

By Whitney Milam
HollywoodNews.com: University of Michigan-based theatre company StarKid Productions went back to Hogwarts this week with the premiere of “A Very Potter Sequel” (AVPS), their long-awaited follow-up to the wildly popular internet sensation “A Very Potter Musical” (AVPM)–a full-length parody musical that’s reached cult status in the Harry Potter fandom and received widespread mainstream coverage (Entertainment Weekly named it one of the ten best viral videos of 2009).
The soundtrack to their non-Harry Potter musical, the clever coming-of-age story “Me and My Dick”, became the first-ever charting student musical this spring, debuting at No. 11 on the Billboard charts, and now, less than two days after AVPS went live on YouTube to over 160,000 views, drove the StarKid channel to become the most viewed of the day, and was featured on the front page of Digg, Team StarKid’s compilation album featuring many of the sequel’s songs, A Very StarKid Album, has reached #14 on the iTunes Pop Charts and #27 out of all Top Albums…officially topping Lady Gaga (#29) and Glee (#31) on the charts.
If you haven’t been introduced to the brilliance of Team StarKid yet, head over to their YouTube channel or check out their official website immediately. Having been privileged enough to see AVPS both live in Michigan this May and during its official video premiere at Infinitus last weekend, I can vehemently assure you that it’s one of the smartest, most hilariously touching things you’ll ever witness. Darren Criss (whose own just-released debut EP “Human” has reached the iTunes Top 20 Alternative charts), who plays Harry freakin’ Potter in addition to writing most of the first’s and all of the sequel’s songs, has succeeded in musically topping himself with some remarkably varied and well-written (not to mention catchy) new offerings, and StarKid’s comic interpretations of several new Harry Potter characters, from Lupin to Umbridge to Lucius, are the stuff of genius.
Fan-created works such as AVPM and AVPS truly are the future of the Harry Potter fandom, illustrated vividly by the seven-hour-long line to get into the Infinitus premiere wrapping twice around the entire conference hall. In “A Very Potter Sequel”, Harry himself describes the appeal of the fandom (and fandom events such as Infinitus) with, “Sure, we have to go back home for the summer, but imagine how totally awesome going back is going to be. Until then, I’ve got to go back to the Muggle world. […]

Joe Jonas ready to kick off the tour with his band The Jonas Brothers

hollywoodnews.com: Pop star Joe Jonas says it won’t be awkward when he tours with his ex Demi Lovato.
The Camp Rock star is getting ready to kick off the tour with his band The Jonas Brothers. And Lovato will be opening for the boys when the tour starts on August 7. Joe, who dated the 17-year-old for three months, told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show: “Demi (Lovato) has been a friend of mine for a long time. “I think that our friendship is so strong that it surpasses a lot of things and I think touring will be a lot of fun.”
Demi and Jonas broke up back in May this year but Joe says it hasn’t been awkward for the pair. The 20-year-old has even been trying to get together with Demi before they go on tour. Jonas adds that he doesn’t have any girls lined up. He said: “I’m just a single dude about to go on tour.”
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‘Inception’ holds off strong-smelling ‘Salt’

By Scott Mendelson
hollywoodnews.com: ‘Inception’ was number one at the Friday box office yesterday, pulling in $13.2 million on its second Friday. That’s a moderate drop of 39% from last Friday’s $21.6 million opening day.
The film has capitalized on strong word of mouth and the mydrid multiple interpretations that merited repeated viewings for those with that kind of time (I’ve seen just eight films in a theater twice since 2005, none since May 2008 when I took my dad to see Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull). The Chris Nolan mind bender posted solid weekday numbers that propelled it over $100 million on Thursday (that’s just seven days, which is pretty impressive for a movie that opened with $62 million).
The second weekend drop should be somewhere around 35%, or a second weekend total of $40 million, which is incredibly impressive in this frontloaded box office age.
Not to be completely outdone, Angelina Jolie proved her worth as an action star once again, as ‘Salt’ opened with $12.7 million on its first day. The film has scored Ms. Jole’s fourth-biggest opening day for a live-action starring vehicle, behind Wanted ($19 million), Tomb Raider ($18 million), and Mr. and Mrs. Smith ($17.4 million). Point being, while Jolie may be iffy in a dramatic vehicle, she is worth whatever you can afford to pay her as an action star, and she may be one of the last true bankable action leads left in this industry.
The other opener, ‘Beezus and Ramona,’ grossed $3 million in its first day. ‘Despicable Me’ held up remarkable well and grossed $8 million (-21%) in its third Friday, while ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ grossed $2.9 million (-46%) in its second Friday. More info when the weekend numbers are released tomorrow.
To read more go to Mendelson’s Memos
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Christina Applegate wants to let everyone know that her ‘Married with Children’ TV show family are not real

hollywoodnews.com: Christina, who played character Kelly Bundy on the show, took to her Twitter page to set the record straight about the fictional family.
She wrote: “I have to tell you all something. And I know it is going to hurt a lot of people but it’s time … okay here goes … wow this is hard but I gotta. “The Bundys were not real people …There I said it. Not real. Just actors.
Brilliant actors if I say so myself haha. What’s done is done.” Married with Children is a US TV show based around a dsyfunctional family.
The 38-year-old actress is currently expecting a baby with her musician
fiancé Martyn LeNoble, 41.
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Stephanie Pratt ‘living in a bubble’, unaware of brother’s troubles

hollywoodnews.com: Stephanie Pratt said she knows nothing about her brother Spencer’s public spats with estranged wife Heidi as she lives in a ‘bubble’.
The 24-year-old isn’t on good terms with her brother Spencer, 26, and said she has heard nothing about his public slanging matches with his estranged wife Heidi, 23.
She said to In Touch: “I live in a bubble. I don’t have the internet in my house. I’m pretty oblivious to all of that, which I think is nice!” Stephanie admitted that she hasn’t spoken to either Spencer or Heidi since September.
All three starred in MTV reality show The Hills, which ended earlier this month after six seasons.
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Michael Cera lines up for his own Comic-Con experience in a gorilla mask

HollywoodNews.com: Lucky fans of “Scott Pilgrim” who had received a specific button upon arrival already got treated to an advanced screening of the film at Comic-Con and now it turns out they may have gotten a picture with the film’s leading actor without knowing it.
Turns out Michael Cera lined up for his own “Scott Pilgrim” Experience, but in disguise wearing a gorilla mask, reports MTV. Cera said that fans thought the costume was cool and kept asking for pictures with him as he did his best to stay in disguise.
He said, “My body language got really weird, because I’d picture whoever this guy is wearing this mask. When people would come up to me and start asking for pictures, I’d go like this,” leaning to the side awkwardly. “I had a really weird voice under there too. It was kind of creeping people out, I think.”
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Bret Michaels gets “flocked” by the diabetes dude

HollywoodNews.com: Bret Michaels has returned to his rocker status, but he’s still taking time to help out those in need.
He stopped by to hang out with Noah, the Diabetes Dude, after one of his concerts. Noah posted his recount of the event on his website stating,
Noah, The Diabetes Dude, and his sister Dana flocked rock star and Celebrity Apprentice Bret Michaels with Darwin, the diabetes flamingo, at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis Massachusetts 07/18/10. Noah was so excited when he found out he was going to meet Mr. Michaels and decided he wanted to flock him with Darwin! Darwin, the diabetes flamingo, was named after a very good friend of the family’s superstar (or at least he thinks he is) cat, also named Darwin! Noah, himself, was treated like a rock star when we arrived at the tent! He was so excited to watch the concert and he and Dana had a great time! Mr. Michaels certainly puts on a great concert! There were a lot of people waiting to meet with Mr. Michaels when the concert was over and Noah was quite tired by then as it was way past his bedtime! Mom and dad prepared him that because it was late, he may not necessarily be able to talk with Mr. Michaels but we will do what we can to at least get Darwin to him. There were so many people waiting to see Mr. Michaels but the people in charge made sure everyone knew that “The Dude” was going first! People wanting to see Mr. Michaels were coming to Noah to ask what the flamingo was all about and wanted to touch the flamingo that was going to see Bret Michaels! We got “back stage” and members of the Bret Michaels Band kept coming over saying to Noah, “hey, you’re the flamingo Dude! We’ve heard all about you!” Noah and Dana finally had their moment! They walked up the steps of the tour bus and were greeted by none other that Mr. Bret Michaels himself! Noah was so exhausted at the point that he kind of forgot what he wanted to say to him so Mom had to help him out a bit. He told Bret about his campaign and his goal and gave him some special limited edition Silly […]

Justin Bieber tweets photo from ‘CSI’ set

HollywoodNews.com: Justin Bieber may be the hottest pop star around, but now he’s going to be making his way onto television screens.
Bieber announced yesterday that he was going to be starring in the season premiere of “CSI” and now he has just tweeted his first picture from the shoot along with the following message: ” CSI premieres on Thursday, Sept 23rd on CBS…and I told you I was a BAD MAN!!”

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