Sunday, September 11, 2011

Photos | Love Is In The Air At The 2011 VMAs

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SPOTTED: Serena Williams LAUGHS IT UP At Lunch With Chris & Adrienne Bosh

Serena Williams, who's having a great run at the US OPEN, grabbed some brunch in NYC with newlyweds Chris And Adrienne Bosh yesterday.  See the group laughing it up inside and find out about Serena working with First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign.  


Serena was snapped having a good time yesterday at Nello's on the upper east side of NYC.  



The tennis diva dined with Chris and Adrienne Bosh, and a few other friends.

I'm sure 'Rena was also getting mentally prepared for her match against Caroline Wozniacki later tonight.


And earlier that day, Serena participated in First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign during a tennis clinic on Day Twelve of the 2011 U.S. Open.

Mrs. O played doubles against Serena Williams, and clocked 55 mph on her serve. The visit was a part of the First Lady's campaign against childhood obesity and to praise the U.S. Tennis Association’s initiative to build kid-sized courts.

Later on, she and Serena posed with Chairman of the Board and President of the USTA Jon Vegosen, MaliVai Washington, Billie Jean King, James Blake, and Katrina Adams.  Loves it.


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Seth Rogen Won't Be In 'Knocked Up' Spinoff, Will Shoot 'Apocalypse' Next Year

If you were still holding out hope that Seth Rogen would be a part of Judd Apatow's "Knocked Up" spinoff, it's time to give it up.
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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Britney Spears 'Can't Be Knocked Down'

Celebrity fans including former 'NSYNC singer JC Chasez, tourmate DJ Pauly D and more weigh in on why Brit is still on top.
By Jocelyn Vena

Britney Spears with Lady Gaga as Jo Calderone at the 2011 VMAs
Photo: Kevin Winter/ Getty Images

At the 2011 Video Music Awards, Lady Gaga's alter ego Jo Calderone presented Britney Spears with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award by telling the audience that Spears "taught us all how to be fearless." And that fearlessness was honored with a dance-heavy tribute to the pop star. Brit's ever-growing legacy is the reason why she was so deserving of the special award, her celebrity fans and members of her inner circle told MTV News.

"She never lets you down," her longtime choreographer Brian Friedman told MTV News on the VMA black carpet on Sunday night. "She's definitely not dull. There's always something crazy coming around the next turn. I think it's a mix between music, which is always incredible, the dance performance you see on the stage, the iconic videos, the fashion, and then the fact that she can't be knocked down."

We spotted Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and more hanging out backstage!

Those sentiments were mirrored by her pal and former 'NSYNC member JC Chasez, who noted that even at 30, "She's actually been around long enough [to have a tribute]. She has a body of work to pull from."

Spears' former tourmate, DJ Pauly D, also gushed about the singer, who won Best Pop Video for "Till The World Ends."

Find out how Beyoncé and Jay-Z Celebrated Their VMA Baby News!

"Oh, man! She deserves it out of anybody," the "Jersey Shore" star said. "She's been killing it forever now. She's got so many albums, and every time she brings out an album, she brings it."

After Gaga presented Spears with the award on Sunday, a group of young female dancers of various ages, dressed up in Britney-themed costumes from her hit music videos, took the stage to perform some of her most memorable moves.

The 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards have wrapped, but the real action is just getting started! Stick with MTV News for winners, fashion pics, video and behind-the-scenes stories about everything that went down. Visit for the latest.

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Jonathan Taylor Thomas reunites with the Home Improvement cast! Plus, check out more stars' cute, candid and crazy Twitter photos!


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'Contagion': The Reviews Are In!

'You may never again be able to touch your face without asking yourself where those hands have been,' one critic says of germ thriller.
By Kara Warner

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Photo: WB

Perhaps the most terrifying film opening in theaters this weekend is not one full of high-pitched screams, blood and guts, but rather the discomfort and cringing that accompanies the spread of killer germs.

"Contagion" — featuring an all-star cast that includes Matt Damon, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne, Gwyneth Paltrow and Marion Cotillard — demonstrates how quickly a cough can turn into a worldwide epidemic, as the characters reel from the rapid progress of an airborne virus that kills within days. Ordinary citizens are forced to come to terms with disease and death, while the medical community scrambles to find a cure and control the hysteria that spreads along with the virus.

With a certified fresh rating of more than 80 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Contagion" seems to be creeping out moviegoers in the best and most realistic way possible.

The Story
"Global in scale but very particular in focus, 'Contagion' unfolds as an engrossing, believable search for Patient Zero and an effective vaccine. ('It's not a good time to be a rhesus monkey,' remarks one character dryly.) More grounded in science than suspense, its rhythms evoke the steady beat of the crime procedural as the Centers for Disease Control (represented by Laurence Fishburne, Kate Winslet and a terrific Jennifer Ehle) and the World Health Organization (fronted by Marion Cotillard) work to save lives and stem panic." — Jeannette Catsoulis, NPR

The Direction
"From his very first independent films through the "Ocean's" trilogy and the widely misunderstood, little-seen "Che," Soderbergh has viewed human life and human actions from a voyeuristic, almost clinical perspective, and in that sense a movie about disease and science and bureaucracy — about systems, rather than people — is a perfect fit. ... There's really no arguing with "Contagion" on technical grounds. The story it tells is based on sound epidemiology (even if some individual plot events are implausible) and the composition and editing are masterful. Instead of the usual two and a half hours of a Roland Emmerich-style disaster flick, this one is an economical 105 minutes, none of them wasted." — Andrew O'Hehir,

The Cringe Factor
"What we have here is one of the finest "breakdown of society" movies I've ever seen. If you're the type of person who finds the opening credits montage the most frightening aspect of Romero's original "Dawn of the Dead," the instigating event to the apocalypse in "Contagion" is (sigh) a very real threat. Read "Flu" by Gina Kolata — or better yet, don't, because maybe you like sleeping at night." — Jordan Hoffman, UGO

The Final Word: Pro/Con/Pro Style
"If you're looking for some kind of poetry — some exalted dramatic arc that lifts this narrative out of the ordinary — you won't find it here. 'Contagion' is as straightforward as an episode of 'CSI,' but it's gripping from start to finish. Now, excuse me while I wipe down my computer keyboard. — Leonard Maltin, IndieWire

"Juggling multiple plotlines proved successful in Mr. [Soderbergh]'s 'Traffic' (and even more so in Alejandro González Iñárritu's vastly superior Babel). Here, the conceit just seems jagged and annoying, without achieving the desired synchronicity. The film often looks like a lengthy public health announcement on the requirements for travel vaccinations. A lot of the medical technology in the dialogue is too technical for the lay mind to grasp. Who knows from 'viral protein cells'? Do stick around for the epilogue — a clever re-enactment of how the virus started, and an explanation of Day 1. The ensemble cast is excellent, if underused. And some of it is downright gasp-inducing, especially when the characters see Gwyneth Paltrow's lovely head open and the scalp pulled down over her eyes on the operating table. I found 'Contagion' both flawed and fascinating, but it's not an entertainment." — Rex Reed, The New York Observer

" 'Contagion' doesn't transcend itself. It's an action thriller, a good one, but it doesn't take on any additional importance or meaning as it wears on — it's just a smart, entertaining experience, which is enough. But it might change your life. You may never again be able to touch your face without asking yourself where those hands have been. In fact, yesterday might have been a good day to buy stock in Purell." — Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

Check out everything we've got on "Contagion."

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Michael Jackson's Legacy, Two Years Later, By the Numbers

Legendary singer's impact continues to blossom in the two years since his death; MTV News breaks down the figures.
By Gil Kaufman

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Like Elvis, Bob Marley, Notorious B.I.G. and Frank Sinatra before him, Michael Jackson's influence has continued, and grown, since his untimely death on June 25, 2009.

On the second anniversary of the King of Pop's passing, MTV News took a look at the enduring appeal of MJ's music, videos and imagery, which continue to fascinate and attract fans across the globe thanks to a series of posthumous albums, a movie, video games and two upcoming Cirque du Soleil live shows.

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$72 million: According to Box Office Mojo, Jackson's posthumous concert film, "This Is It," has grossed more than $72 million to date domestically and $189 million in foreign markets for a worldwide take over more than $261 million. It ranks as the #2 music documentary of all-time behind Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never." The film has also generated nearly $45 million in DVD sales in the U.S.

16: In May, Jackson lodged his first #1 on the Billboard magazine Dance/ Club Play Songs chart in 16 years with the latest single from his posthumous Michael album, "Hollywood Tonight."

2: Number of posthumous albums that have been released since Michael's death in June 2009. Last year's Michael has sold just over 510,000 copies to date, while the This Is It collection has moved nearly 1 million copies to date in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.

15,000: The number of videos submitted by fans since March for the crowdsourced video for "Behind the Mask." After they were edited down by a five-person team over two months, the resulting clip used submissions from more than 1,600 participants from 103 countries.

3 million: The amount of copies sold of the Ubisoft "Michael Jackson: The Experience" video game worldwide.

$57 million: The reported cost of Cirque du Soleil's traveling MJ show, "The Immortal World Tour, which is slated to kick off on October 2.

$1 billion: That gaudy figure is the reported amount the Jackson estate had generated by last June on the first anniversary of the singer's death. According to Billboard, the revenue was generated by a combination of music sales ($429 million), film/TV revenue ($392 million), music publishing ($130 million), licensing ($35 million) and a $31 million recording contract. (A spokesperson for Jackson's estate declined to provide updated figures for this story.)

$310 million: The amount of gross earnings reported by the executors of the estate in a December 2010 court filing detailing the progress made in paying off the $400 million in debt run up by the spendthrift singer during his lifetime.

16.1 million: MJ was always a big singles artist. Yes, Thriller is one of the best-selling albums of all time, but even in death, fans can't resist cherry-picking some of Michael's best songs. That explains why he's sold more than 16 million digital tracks since June 28, 2009, the first sales week following his passing, according to Nielsen SoundScan. To put that in perspective, from the time Nielsen began counting digital tracks in 2004 until the week before Jackson's death, the singer had sold just over 8.1 million digital tracks, a figure that has doubled in just the past two years.

2013: The projected launch for a second, non-touring Cirque show celebrating Jackson. The yet-untitled show is slated to open in the spring of 2013 at a new theater being built at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

$25 million to $50 million: That's how much Jackson's estate takes in on an annual basis thanks to his stake in the half-million-song Sony/ATV catalog, which includes titles by Elvis, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Beyoncé and Bob Dylan.

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Janet Jackson Thrills Fans With Greatest Hits, Michael Tribute At Radio City

Singer covered songs ranging from classic 'Pleasure Principle' to 2008's 'Feedback' at New York show.
By Vaughn Schoonmaker

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Photo: Christopher Polk/ Getty Images

NEW YORK — Often imitated, never duplicated, Janet Jackson's outbursts of meticulous choreography, sassy exclamations and smoldering gazes into the audience kept them on their feet for the entire two-hour set of her greatest hits at Radio City Music Hall. Monday night marked the last of three sold-out shows at the historic venue on her monumental Number Ones: Up Close and Personal Tour.

Up-and-coming boy band Mindless Behavior opened the show with songs including "#1 Girl," "Future" and their debut single, "My Girl." With their Usher-esque dance moves and shouts like "Where the ladies at?" the boys brought the tween girls out of hiding, judging by the shrill screams escaping various corner of the music hall.

At 9:00 sharp, the lights went down and Janet's fans were on the edge of their seats, watching music videos for "The Best Things in Life Are Free" and "Rhythm Nation" projected on big screens across the venue. A small shadow drifted toward center stage, and when the colorful lights came up, Jackson, wrapped in a shoulder-padded catsuit, complete with slick short hair, blasted into "The Pleasure Principle," dancing as hard and intensely choreographed as she did when the song first came out in the 1980s.

With barely a spare second between songs, Janet dazzled her way through her biggest hits, including "Miss You Much," "All for You" and "Nasty," and more recent hits like 2008's "Feedback."

Videos displayed during Jackson's costume changes included vintage clips from "Diff'rent Strokes," a funny scene from "Poetic Justice" where Jackson slyly rejects the advances of Tupac Shakur's character, and a rather heavy scene, as Jackson's character in "Why Did I Get Married" destroys her husband's house with a golf club, screaming hysterically.

Considering the tough couple of years the Jackson family has faced, the dark moments in the video seemed fitting, and everyone was beside themselves with bittersweet joy when Michael Jackson's face popped up on the big screen and she performed their hit single "Scream."

Janet emerged for her encore in a tight white one-piece disco suit, and performed "Diamonds," "Make Me" and "Together Again," which appeared to be the biggest hit of the evening. As Jackson graciously bowed out, her straight face transitioned into a smirk, suggesting that despite the hard times she has experienced recently, we can expect to see this singing and dancing pop legend shine far into the future.

"Its amazing!" Janet fan Elena Mercantini gleamed afterward. "It's like she's still 20 years old!"

"She's hot, she's amazing and she's still got it after all these years" added Alison Klinger of Long Island. "Best concert I've ever been to!"

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Katie Holmes and Suri: Busy in NYC

Continuing along with her week-ending busy day, Katie Holmes was spotted leaving her New York City apartment on Friday (September 9).

The “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” darling looked cute in ankle boots, jean shorts and a button-up top as she made her way past the paparazzi, giving them a polite smile.

Meanwhile, Katie’s little mini-me, Suri, was busy visiting Chelsea Piers in Manhattan with her nanny and some friends.

The 5-year-old fashionista not only donned an adorable blue dress, flats and a hat, she completed her outfit with a touch of makeup and red lipstick.


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Michael Jackson Manslaughter Trial Begins Jury Selection

Dr. Conrad Murray faces charges he administrated lethal dose of sedatives to Jackson.
By Gil Kaufman

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It's been more than two years since Michael Jackson's death shocked the world on the eve of the pop icon's planned comeback tour. In the time since, the focus has turned to the King of Pop's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, who officials claim administered the lethal combination of sedatives that ended Jackson's life at age 50.

On Thursday (September 8), jury selection began in Los Angeles in Murray's manslaughter trial, which promises to grab headlines for the next month as prosecutors aim to pin the "Thriller" singer's death on a series of actions Murray allegedly took in the hours before Jackson's passing.

No cameras will be allowed inside the courtroom for the trial, which will begin as soon as 12 impartial jurors can be found, a task that will likely be challenging given the worldwide attention Jackson's death generated.

Jackson died on June 25, 2009, after suffering cardiac arrest at his rented Hollywood mansion. The Los Angeles County coroner's office ruled that the 50-year-old singer died of "acute propofol intoxication" in combination with the use of sedatives. Authorities have claimed that cardiologist Murray administered a lethal dose of the surgical anesthetic to chronic insomniac Jackson in an attempt to help him get to sleep. Murray was charged with involuntary manslaughter last February in connection with Jackson's death and has pleaded not guilty in the case. The doctor is out on $75,000 bail and faces up to four years in prison and the revocation of his medical license if convicted.

After taking care of Jackson and the singer's children in his hometown of Las Vegas, Murray was hired by the pop star to be his personal physician in the lead-up to a series of 50 comeback shows at the O2 Arena in London dubbed This Is It. Murray was by Jackson's side the night he died and has admitted to administering several doses of propofol and other sedatives to his client, but his lawyers have said that the physician did not give the fatal push of medication.

Instead, they reportedly are planning to argue that Jackson — a chronic insomniac who was allegedly addicted to a deadly cocktail of strong sedatives in order to get rest — gave himself the final dose while Murray was out of the room.

According to a Reuters report, in the first three days of the oft-delayed trial more than 480 potential jurors will be brought through the court house. They will be given a 30-page, 117-question survey seeking their past experience with prescription drugs, doctors, celebrities, news outlets, law enforcement and queries about their DVD collections, according to NBC Los Angeles.

Among the questions on an earlier version of the questionnaire: "Have you ever considered yourself a fan of Michael Jackson or the Jackson family?," "Did you ever watch [the Jackson documentary] 'This Is It'?" and "What Internet sites or blogs, if any, do you visit on a regular basis?"

The pool will be cut down to 100 potential jurors who will return for more questioning later this month. The trial is expected to last five weeks, with opening arguments set for September 27.

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Ryan Gosling "Embarrassed" He Broke Up Street Fight

Ryan Gosling "Embarrassed" He Broke Up Street Fight

Ryan Gosling is suddenly wishing he had a secret identity. Ever since a video of Gosling breaking up a New York City street fight hit the Internet, the Drive actor has been called a hero everywhere he goes. But in a new video interview with MTV, he says he's just "embarrassed" by the whole situation. Watch below!

"I'm embarrassed... I think the guy really was stealing that other guy's painting, so I should have just kept my nose out of it," says Gosling of the dispute, which was caught on camera by a bystander. (The video shows a street vendor chasing down and punching a man holding a painting.)

"It was sad, because it turns out that I said to the guy, 'Why are you doing this?' He said, 'Well, he tried to steal my painting,'" Gosling recalls. "I said, 'How do you know?' and he said, 'Well, he comes here every day and looks at my paintings,' which means the guy was a fan, and so he wanted the painting so bad he had to steal it because he couldn't afford it."

"So he finally steals the painting, and then he's getting his ass kicked by his hero, and then the guy from The Notebook shows up and makes it weirder," Gosling concludes with a sigh. "Nobody wins."

Gosling says that testosterone is partly to blame for his actions, since he was "all stretched out" and "warmed up" since he had just came from the "gymnasium" (yep, that's what he calls the gym). Incidentally, that's also his excuse for the odd tank-top-and-capris outfit he was sporting when he broke up the fight.

"I'm sorry. I just came from the gym," he says in a separate interview with E!. "I don't wear cool stuff to the gym. Basically I get given free stuff. And that was one of them. I didn't know it was going to be everywhere. I would have worn a different outfit."

Is it weird that we find Gosling's humility even hotter than his heroic act? That guy can make anything seem sexy -- even a striped tank top.


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Friday, September 9, 2011

PON DE REPLAY: 10-Year Flashback Of Catwalks And Fashion Weeks!

It's fashion week in New York City again and invites you to walk down catwalks of the past....when Lil' Kim was the Queen Bee of the front row, Kimora & her Baby Phat show were the hottest tickets in town, Bow Wow was Angela Simmons' boo thang and Andre 3000 was the most interesting "dapper" dude we knew. Check out front rows and catwalks from the last 10 years inside...

Get in a FASHION WEEK mood and check out who's been hitting the front rows and catwalks since 2001.  Like a remixed Destiny's Child making one of their first FW appearances together:

My how things change.  Peep the gallery below...


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As much as we hate that we want to know, we want to know: how did your Fashion's Night Out turn out? Did you hit any great deals? See anything amazing? Score any free drinks? I skipped the whole thing and went to a TV on the Radio/Broken Social Scene show where I was within spitting distance of Scarlett Johansson (and yes, she is every bit as gorgeous and winsome as you'd hate her to be). So tell us your FNO victories and horror stories in the comments!


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Did Jani Lane OD?: Vodka & Pills Found At Scene

Did Jani Lane OD?: Vodka & Pills Found At Scene

Police reportedly discovered a half-empty bottle of vodka and prescription pills in Jani Lane’s Woodland Hills, CA hotel room. So do police believe Jani Lane [...]

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Gerard Butler: Arrives in Toronto

He is always up to something, and Gerard Butler was spotted arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Canada on Thursday (September 9).

The “Bounty Hunter” stud looked cute and casual in a black ensemble and trucker hat while sporting a scruffy beard.

In other news, Butler and his new lady love, Brandi Glanville, were spotted making out in Malibu, CA at the end of August.

Rumor has it, ever since Glanville and Eddie Cibrian ended their marriage, she’s been getting hot and heavy with Gerard.


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Britney Spears And Jo Calderone: A VMA Romance?

Lady Gaga's male alter ego even got fresh with Brit after her VMA tribute.
By Jocelyn Vena, with additional reporting by James Montgomery

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On Sunday night at the 2011 Video Music Awards, Lady Gaga's alter ego Jo Calderone met the princess of pop herself, Britney Spears. Gaga, in full drag as Calderone, and Spears had a bit of a VMA romance, sharing kind words -- and even swapping spit.

"It was interesting, her character," Spears later told MTV News about the encounter, even dishing how the kiss between the two took place. "We got onstage and we felt it out."

Spears, of course, has already kissed a famous pop star on the VMA stage, when she and Madonna locked lips back in 2003. And it's that kind of free spirit that Calderone noted in his speech about the singer. "She taught us all how to be fearless, and the industry wouldn't be the same without her," Calderone said when he not only kicked off the tribute to the star, but also later presented her with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

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After a troupe of dancers, who performed dance routines to everything from " ... Baby One More Time" and "Crazy" to "Toxic" and "Do Somethin'," left the stage, Calderone and Spears came face to face, and lips to lips. Although Spears seemed fine with the initial kiss, when he tried to make a few more advances, Spears rebuffed him with a big smile on her face.

He took it like a gentleman, adding, "I don't want Gaga to get pissed."

So was Gaga completely Calderone the whole time? "She's in full character," Spears later added. "Yes, definitely."

The 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards have wrapped, but the real action is just getting started! Stick with MTV News for winners, fashion pics, video and behind-the-scenes stories about everything that went down. Visit for the latest.

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"Bachelor Pad" Twist: Holly Durst And Blake Julian Are Engaged

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If you, like myself, have been watching "Bachelor Pad" hoping that Holly Durst would see the light and take back sweet, sincere Michael Stagliano, give up now. It's not going to happen. Word comes today that Holly is engaged to boring and slightly leery dentist Blake Julian, who she met on the show. Holly made the difficult choice to vote him off last week and sent him away with a note that read, "This isn't the end for us." Apparently she meant it.

Okay, maybe I am being a little cynical here.


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