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Britney Spears and Demi Lovato Confirmed for 'The X Factor': Report
Former Disney star Demi Lovato and pop star Britney Spears are set to be the newest judging faces on The X Factor replacing sacked Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul. The 'Skyscraper' musician, who was first linked with the panel earlier this month, will attend Fox's upfronts presentation for an official announcement Monday morning (May 14), according to TMZ.
Why No Web Blackout For CISPA? Google It
To understand why "the Internet community" isn't up in arms over the new cyber security bill, you have to follow the money. According to the blog-and-Twitter hive mind, a kind of "Internet spring" blossomed early in 2012.
Christian Dior was a French couturier, best known for his eponymous fashion house which is often referred to as just Dior. Born in the seaside town of Granville on the coast of Normandy in 1905, he was the son of a wealthy fertiliser manufacturer and was one of five children.
Correction to Murk Avenue: Ice Cube's 'Good Day' really was Nov. 30, 1988
It should actually be November 30th, 1988. I think I found some errors in Donovan Strain’s calculations about when Ice Cube’s “Good Day” occurred, and explain my own findings below. I feel somewhat silly making this my first-ever Tumblr post on an account I’ve had open, forgotten and unused, for over a year, but I was so happy two days ago when I found all the links to his original post.
Dealing with Fox News PR Woman Irena Briganti | JIMROMENESKO.COM
Dealing with the Fox News PR machine "We have a solid relationship with the New York Times," Fox News PR chief Brian Lewis tells me. "I think that surprises people." It bothers some journalists, too. On Tuesday, New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman tweeted about the two news organizations ("Fox using NYT to promote its journalism"), and quickly heard back from Times media writer Jeremy Peters.
Breaking Bad Creator Vince Gilligan on Last Night's Season Premiere
Breaking Bad Creator Vince Gilligan on Last Night's Season Premiere By Steve Kandell on July 18, 2011 9:00 AM ET FilmMagic/Getty ImagesBreaking Bad finally returned last night, picking up right where it left off 13 (!) months ago, with Jesse aiming a gun at poor Gale's head and, despite some perceived ambiguity regarding the season finale's final camera angle, most assuredly not missing.
Best Music Writing | funboring.com
We at Feedback Press are looking for research assistant/interns who would be interested in conducting research for our editorial board for the Best Music Writing series. The editorial board is composed of professional music journalists from around the world who have the charge of reading all materials in their subject area/region in order to select the best article for possible inclusion in the book.
Beavis, Butt-Head, and Me
Beavis, Butt-Head, and MeOn the day of Beavis and Butt-Head's return to MTV, a writer for the original series looks backBy David Giffels on October 27, 2011MTVI have little doubt that someone will declare the return of Beavis and Butt-Head to MTV evidence that America's favorite dumbasses are "timeless."
Billy Crystal Campaigns to Host the Oscars: The Secret Texts
Billy Crystal Campaigns to Host the Oscars: The Secret Texts By Andy Greenwald on August 17, 2011 1:30 PM ET Jeff Vespa/VF11/WireImageEarlier in the month it was announced that Hollywood fauxteur/stubble enthusiast Brett Ratner would take on producing duties for the upcoming Academy Awards.
2011: Year of the Hot Movie Scientist
2011: Year of the Hot Movie Scientist By Andy Greenwald on July 15, 2011 12:30 PM ET There was a time when the portrayal of scientists in movies followed a dependable script: Hire a bug-eyed loon (your Christopher Lloyds, your Brent Spiners, your John Nerdlebaum Frinks), front-load their appearance with as much wordy exposition as possible, then violently dispatch them, the more quickly and ironically the better.
Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Couldn't Lose
Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Couldn't LoseAn oral history of Friday Night LightsBy Robert Mays on July 13, 2011Tomorrow night, after five terrific, unlikely seasons, the clock will run out on NBC's Friday Night Lights.
Internet Visionaries Beavis & Butt-head Return
Internet Visionaries Beavis & Butt-head Return By Andy Greenwald on July 22, 2011 10:30 AM ET This fall, MTV resurrects Beavis & Butt-head, the dominant delinquents of the nineties, that faraway decade.
Bury the Lead: Colin Farrell Comes Out as a Character Actor
Bury the Lead: Colin Farrell Comes Out as a Character Actor By Andy Greenwald on July 7, 2011 9:00 AM ET AP Photo/Eric JamisonIn the wake of his successful gender transition, Chaz Bono has spoken of wanting to serve as an advocate for people who feel "trapped" in their bodies.
Julianne Moore's 11 Most Adulterous Performances
Julianne Moore's 11 Most Adulterous Performances By Andy Greenwald on July 28, 2011 4:00 PM ET Jason Kempin/Getty ImagesIt was 1993's Short Cuts that made Julianne Moore famous - both for her acting chops and the definitive proof she's as naturally red as Che Guevara.
AMC's Stock: The Coming Year
AMC's Stock: The Coming Year By Andy Greenwald and Lane Brown on July 1, 2011 3:06 PM ET This morning, AMC Networks - the corporate umbrella that controls AMC (home to your favorite shows Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and The Walking Dead, plus Rubicon and The Killing) as well as cable siblings IFC, WeTV, and Sundance - entered a new phase in its recently lauded existence: it became a publicly traded company.