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Pick Me Up of the Day

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Oliver Cheshire as featured on VGL.

Henry Cavill will be Superman in new movie

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Henry Cavill, a British actor whose credits include the Showtime series The Tudors, the 2007 fantasy film Stardust and the coming adventure Immortals, will play Superman and his secret identity, Clark Kent, in a film directed by Zack Snyder Warner Brothers.

In a statement, Mr. Snyder, whose previous films include the comic-book adaptations 300 and Watchmen, said, “In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time, and I am honored to be a part of his return to the big screen.” He added that Mr. Cavill was “the perfect choice to don the cape and S shield.”

Mr. Snyder’s film is planned for a December 2012 release, with a screenplay written by David S. Goyer (Batman Begins) based on a story created by Mr. Goyer and Christopher Nolan, the writer and director of Inception.

(Via ArtsBeat)

Happy belated birthday Adam!

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JustJared reports: Adam Lambert stepped out on Saturday night to celebrate his 29th birthday at H.Wood nightclub in Hollywood.

He was accompanied by his rumored new boyfriend, whom he met in Europe.

Earlier in the week, Adam shared a conversation he had with fans at the grocery store on Twitter:
"oh we lovED you. You WERE so great! We voted!’ Thank you fellow grocery patrons, although I’m STILL at it. I loved Mad World too but I have a whole album out there and working on #2. There IS quite a life after Idol! Now lemme get home and get this red corked. :) "

Betty White wins Screen Actors Guild Award

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TV Land Blog reports: Betty White received top acting honors at the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards last night at The Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles, winning Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series.

Hot in Cleveland is TV Land's critically-acclaimed hit starring beloved actresses Valerie Bertinelli (One Day at a Time), Jane Leeves (Frasier), Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me) and recent Emmy Award-winner, Betty White (The Golden Girls). The series airs Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on TV Land.

"We could not be more proud of Betty and our entire cast," said Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. "Betty is a true legend and brings her magic to the set day after day. She is an amazing comedy actor. I am so thrilled that she was recognized for her work on 'Hot in Cleveland.' "

King Tut’s treasures defiled in Egypt upheaval

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Weekend box office

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Weekend Top Five:

#1 The Rite ($15M)
#2 No Strings Attached ($13.7M)
#3 The Mechanic ($11.5M)
#4 The King's Speech ($11.1M)
#5 True Grit ($7.6M)

Recommendations: The News Lounge

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[Editor's note] I'm the worst kind of Miami resident there is. I don't really do anything outdoors or on water. I rarely, if ever, go to the beach. And if I go to one more gay club, I'm gonna Yamo-burn the place down. I'm basically an unsatisfied, relentless complainer who focuses on everything this city lacks.

Well, I write this recommendation as a corrected queen.

Last Saturday night, my crumbling faith in Miami was somewhat restored. That's because I was invited to a great new joint called the News Lounge. Located squarely in the middle of 55th Street Station (a converted old train depot), this place is a nice alternative to the regular Miami hangouts.

Walking in, one is struck by the modern but cozy décor. Naked mannequins populate the second floor indoor balcony and posters of Edith Piaf hang in dark corners. They have a beautiful indoor bar, a cool lounge and mirror room, and an outdoor garden courtyard complete with a coy pond fountain. They also have two o…

The Funnies

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Fight breaks out at slain Ugandan activist's funeral

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Towleroad reports: During the funeral -- which was attended by about 300 people, including about 100 members of the country's gay community -- the pastor lashed out at homosexuality, provoking a strong reaction from friends of Kato.

"The world has gone crazy," the pastor told the congregation through a microphone.

"People are turning away from the scriptures. They should turn back, they should abandon what they are doing. You cannot start admiring a fellow man."

Gay activists, wearing T-shirts featuring Kato's face with sleeves coloured with the gay pride flag, then stormed the pulpit and grabbed the microphone.

"It is ungodly," the pastor shouted, before being blocked from sight. "Only God can judge us."

An unidentified female activist then began to shout from the pulpit.

"Who are you to judge others?" she shouted. "We have not come to fight. You are not the judge of us. As long as he's gone to God his creator, who are we t…

Casey James will tour with Sugarland

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Here's an update on a Jerry Curl heartthrob: Idol Season 9 second runner-up and Sony Music Nashville artist Casey James will join the March leg of Sugarland’s 2011 The Incredible Machine Tour opening for the super-duo in 8 cities across the country.

“I am so excited,” exclaimed Casey. “I think it’s an awesome opportunity to play in front of people that love great music. I can’t wait to get back out there and share new music with the fans.”

Casey is currently in the studio working on his highly anticipated BNA Records debut album, set for release later this year and will kick-off his opening slot on the Sugarland tour in North Little Rock on March 4th.

Sandbar piano out, Italian table for two in

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Ok, now this is just getting ridiculous:

Late yesterday, the grand piano on the sandbar in Biscayne Bay was removed by the father of a 10-year-old kid who wanted to salvage it, setting off a question of who actually owns the piano.

This, after Nicholas Harrington and Julian Kolevris-Roots finally came forward after weeks of speculation about how the 650-pound musical instrument made it out to the sandbar.

Harrington took the piano out to sea as part of a project that he hopes will get him into art school
Well now the sandbar that played host to the piano for the past few weeks is the site of a romantic dinner table for two.

A table with a bottle of wine and two chairs with a large statue of a chef were spotted on the now-infamous sandbar this morning, setting off yet another sea sand mystery.
(Via NBC Miami)

Rising star Alex Pettyfer strips for Ellen

British actor Alex Pettyfer, star of I Am Number Four, marks his first appearance on an American talk show by stripping down for an I 'heart' Ellen T-shirt.

I don't know who this guy is, but I'll be following his career with great interest.

Pick Me Up of the Day

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Sam Glenn as featured on Homotography.

Christine Eversole debuts new cabaret show

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And I would kill to see it. More here.

Idol Post# 2

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Finally! A breakout from auditions week. Meet 15 year old Lauren Alaina. It's my prediction that she'll be around for a while...

Chris Colfer launches campaign to bring Scissor Sisters to Glee

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Glee's Chris Colfer got the ball rolling on a campaign to get the Scissor Sisters to appear on the smash hit TV show.

Sugarscape reports that six thousand Facebook fans and the Scissor Sisters themselves are supporting the campaign to get the group on the show.

The ball started rolling when Colfer, who plays Kurt, mentioned at the Golden Globes that he’d love to have an episode dedicated to them .

Since then, fans have stormed Facebook in a bid to make this happen. And seeing as how Facebook had the power to bring Betty White to the masses on SNL, this new endeavor might be able to swing it for the Sisters.

Jake Shears of the band said:

"This campaign to get us on GLEE is awesome, we're very appreciative to the fans and we love the show! We've been into it since it first aired, and then got to meet Chris Colfer and some of the Glee cast on Jonathan Ross last year. Chris comes to our shows and feels a real connection with the band and I think he sees a proper fit between Gl…

Adele offers a track-by-track interview about 21

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Gulf oil spill dispersants 'sticking around,' long-term effects unclear

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The AP reports: Dispersants injected deep in the Gulf of Mexico to counter an oil gusher last spring seemed to keep some oil from fouling the water's surface, but the chemicals lingered underwater, raising concerns about long-term problems, a new study found.

The first extensive research into what happened to 770,000 gallons of dispersants used a mile deep near the busted BP well found a mixed bag of results. The new research appears in the journal Environmental Science & Technology and focused on the fate of the controversial chemicals rather than their toxicity.

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts found circumstantial evidence that the chemicals guided some oil into underwater currents, stopping it from bubbling up to the surface, where it would do more damage, said marine chemist Elizabeth Kujawinski.

That would be considered a good thing, keeping marshes and beaches from getting more tarred, Kujawinski said.

But she added, "the dispersa…

Obama picks Carney for press secretary

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President Barack Obama has chosen Jay Carney, the communications chief to Vice President Joe Biden and a former magazine journalist, to be the next White House press secretary, senior White House officials confirmed to NBC News.

Carney, 45, will be the chief spokesman for Obama and one of the most public faces of the White House as Obama's presidency pivots toward re-election. He replaces Robert Gibbs, who has also held an outsized presence as a counselor to Obama for the last several years.

In choosing Carney, Obama went with someone who is inside his circle yet also seen to understand the needs of the White House press corps as a former member of its ranks. Carney built his career as a reporter, covering the presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush for Time and rising to the position of the magazine's Washington bureau chief.

(Via AP)

President and NASA honor fallen astronauts

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The White House and NASA pause today to remember more than a score of astronauts who were lost in the line of duty.

The space agency's Day of Remembrance — which is always observed on the last Thursday of January — has special meaning this year. Today marks the 25th anniversary of the shuttle Challenger launch disaster.

Flags flew at half-staff at NASA centers nationwide. In addition, NASA officials laid wreaths at various memorials to honor the dead, including at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

In a statement issued by the White House, President Barack Obama reflected on the loss of Challenger's crew as well as other astronauts who "made the ultimate sacrifice in support of NASA missions throughout the agency's storied history."

"Fifty years ago, a young president facing mounting pressure at home propelled a fledgling space agency on a bold, new course that would push the frontiers of exploration to new heights," Obama said. "Today, on this …

Mourners to remember gay rights activist beaten to death

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CNN reports: Mourners will gather today to say goodbye to a Ugandan gay rights activist who was beaten to death with a hammer in his home near the capital.

Weeping family and friends gathered at the scene as questions lingered over whether David Kato was a victim of homophobia.

Late last year, his name and photo were printed on the cover of a tabloid newspaper that called for gays to be executed. The story, which included a banner that said "Hang Them," reignited anti-gay sentiments and sparked an outcry from gay rights groups worldwide.

Police said initial investigations are focusing on robbery in his rough Mukono neighborhood. Kato's money and some clothes were missing after the attack, authorities said.

But some human rights activists said his death was tied to his campaign.

"I'm very angry ... because everybody who knew David knew he was dynamic. He did not have any trouble. He was just a an activist," said Julius Kaggwa, a human rights advocate in the east …

Lady Gaga perfume to smell like blood and semen

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Fashionista reports: According to sources in the fragrance industry hired to develop Lady Gaga‘s first fragrance, the pop star has requested that the scent “smell of blood and semen.”

The idea is mildly shocking, but Gaga is not the first person to think of it.

Rad Hourani, who recently created a fragrance for Six Scents, listed semen as a source of inspiration.

To Gaga’s nose: We’re not so sure how to recreate the scent of blood, but here’s a suggestion for the semen: The pollen of Callery Pear or Bradford Pear trees.

J.D. Salinger letters reveal reclusive author's likes, travels

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He had a reputation as a literary recluse, but a trove of previously unseen letters written by J.D. Salinger to a British friend reveals a sociable man who took bus trips to Niagara Falls, ate fast-food hamburgers, enjoyed watching tennis and claimed always to be writing new work.

The 50 letters and four postcards have been donated to a British university, which made them public today on the first anniversary of the author's death at the age of 91. They show that the enigmatic writer of The Catcher in the Rye was an affectionate friend who enjoyed gardening, trips to the theater and church suppers – and thought one restaurant chain's burgers were better than the rest.

Chris Bigsby, professor of American studies at the letters' new home, the University of East Anglia, said they challenge Salinger's image as a near-hermit holed up in his New England home.

"These letters show a completely different man," Bigbsy said. "This is a man who goes on (bus) parties to…

Musical stairs make stair-climbing fun

Thanks Adrian

A loophole means unlimited data for AT&T iPhone

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The Huffington Post reports: Verizon Wireless will start offering the iPhone on Feb. 10 with a draw that AT&T Inc. no longer offers to new subscribers: a plan with unlimited data usage. But The Associated Press has learned that some AT&T iPhone users on limited plans won't need to move to Verizon for all-you-can-eat data.

In an unadvertised loophole, AT&T has allowed subscribers who have had an unlimited data plan in the past to switch back. That includes anyone who had an iPhone before June, when the limited plans took effect.

AT&T spokesman Mark Siegel wouldn't confirm the option to return to an unlimited plan.

"We handle customers and their situations individually, and we're not going to discuss specifics," he said.

The company has allowed iPhone and smart-phone users with unlimited-data plans to keep them when upgrading directly to a new phone. It's the option to return to an unlimited plan after going limited that's been secret.

Another iP…

Pick Me Up of the Day

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Shiloh Fernandez as featured on Vman.

Cher is tweetin’ mad over Burlesque Oscar nomination snub

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Idolator reports: While the names of those directors and actors overlooked by the Academy for this year’s Oscar nominations (Christopher Nolan! Ryan Gosling! Mark Wahlberg! ) rang out loud across the internet the other dayy, one notable song got the dreaded snub, as well: Cher’s Burlesque ballad “You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me.”

Diane Warren's song won the Best Original Song Golden Globe only two weeks ago.

Never one to be silenced, Cher herself took to her Twitter account yesterday to vent her irritation—at both the Academy.

Cher posted the following in two separate tweets:

“We didn’t get a nomination 4 best song ! That sucks ! Diane’s song Is so beautiful ! It’s hard to understand how u win … The Golden Globe 4 BEST SONG & not even get nominated by the OSCARS? Oh well it is..what it is ,,,,the sun is still shining !”

Joy Behar on Michele Bachmann's State Of The Union "rebuttal"

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Pentagon to outline training for gay ban repeal

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The AP reports: Pentagon leaders will roll out a plan Friday that is expected to give the military services about three months to train their forces on the new law allowing gays to serve openly, officials said yesterday.

The plan, they said, will outline the personnel, recruiting and other regulations that must be changed. It will describe three levels of training for the troops, their commanders and the key administrators, recruiters and other leaders who will have to help implement the changes.

Under that training schedule, full implementation of the law could begin later this summer. Once the training is complete, the president and his top military advisers must certify that lifting the ban won't hurt troops' ability to fight. Sixty days after certification, the law would take effect.

Word of the plan comes a day after President Barack Obama told the nation in his State of the Union address that the change was in sight.

Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell said senior defense…

Army bills Dan Choi for $2500 for "unearned" portion of contract

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Of all the unmitigated gall! The Army wants Dan Choi to payback $2500 because we was discharged, for being gay. Here's an open letter to Obama from Lt. Dan Choi, via email and Twitter:
Dear Mr. President:

Today I received a $2,500 bill from your Defense Department Finance and Debt Services. Specifically, you claim payment for "the unearned portion" of my Army contract. Six months after my discharge under the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy I have tried to move forward with my life, and I was inspired by your clarion calls for our progress as one nation towards a more just society. I have served my country in combat and I have tried to live my life by the values I learned at West Point in continued service to our nation. To move forward in my own life I have finally sought treatment for Combat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Insomnia, and Depressive Disorder from the Veterans Affairs Department. But I still find myself on a domestic …

Ugandan gay rights activist bludgeoned to death

Glee, Kings of Leon duke it out over music

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I'd previously decided not to post anything about this because it was stupid. It's still a stupid story, but look it at as a lesson in poor word choice. Here's the back story:

Glee creator, Ryan Murphy, singled out Kings of Leon in a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter for not allowing their music be adapted for the show. Actually, he said, "F--- you, Kings of Leon. They're self-centered a--holes and they missed the big picture."

"They missed that a 7-year-old kid can see someone close to their age singing a Kings of Leon song," Murphy continued, "which will maybe make them want to join a glee club or pick up a musical instrument. It's like, OK, hate on arts education. You can make fun of 'Glee' all you want, but at its heart, what we really do is turn kids on to music."

In the wake of Murphy's foul-mouthed tirade, Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill (pictured) offered this less-than-considered response via Twitter…

Miami piano mystery solved

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The mystery over how a baby 650-pound grand piano wound up on a sandbar in the middle of Biscayne Bay has been solved.

As reported earlier, the past few weeks have been full of speculation as officials and residents wondered how the heavy musical instrument made its way onto the sandbar.

A 16-year-old aspiring artist came forward to claim that the piano is part of a project that he hopes will get him into college.

Nicholas Harrington, a junior at MAST Academy, says the piano had been sitting around in a garage for four years before he and his friends decided to burn it during a New Year's Eve celebration in Miami Shores.

The next day, Harrington decided he'd burn it again, this time taking it out to the sandbar on a boat and filming it for an art project.

"We were thinking of a big production, a music video epic," Harrington told the Miami Herald. Harrington is hoping to study art or engineering at Cooper Union College in Manhattan.

Officials with the Florida Fish and Wild…

Priscilla soundtrack to be released in March

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The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical is set to be released March 15.

Songs made famous by Elvis, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper and Tina Turner replace the ABBA tracks that appeared on the film soundtrack.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert has booked the Palace Theatre and will open on March 20, 2011. Performances are set to begin on February 28, directed by Simon Phillips. The show will arrive on Broadway after a fall run at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre, where will have a 12-week engagement beginning October 12.

President Obama's State of the Union Address

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Pick Me Up of the Day

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Taylor Simmons as featured on Major Models.

Sleeping with pets carries disease risk

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The MooMoo (pictured) is not gonna like this:

According to “Zoonoses in the Bedroom,” a study published in the February issue of the CDC journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, sleeping with and “kissing” your animals on their little pet lips puts you at risk for some serious medical problems — even when those pusses and pooches are seemingly healthy.

“The risk of contracting something is rare, but if you’re that person who gets a disease from a pet, rare doesn’t matter that much,” says the paper’s co-author Bruno Chomel, a professor at the University of California-Davis school of veterinary medicine and an expert in zoonoses, the transmission of disease from animal to human. “I know this will make me unpopular, but pets really don’t belong in your bed.”

Chomel and co-author Ben Sun, chief veterinarian with the California Department of Public Health, combed through medical journals to find examples of pets making people ill after sharing a bed. Among them: a 9-year-old Arizona boy develope…

Nathan Lane on Letterman

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Grand piano mysteriously appears on sand bar in Biscayne Bay

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Consider it a piano (sand)bar. Authorities are baffled as to how a 600-pound grand piano wound up on a sandbar in Biscayne Bay recently.

The piano sits on the highest point of the sandbar, about 200 yards from the Quayside condominiums near Northeast 107th St.

Sea gulls and other birds seem to like their new musical instrument, with many using it as a roost since it doesn't get underwater during high tide.

Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said they don't plan on moving the piano unless it becomes a problem for animals or boaters.

"We are not responsible for removing such items," FWC spokesman Jorge Pino told the Miami Herald. "Even a car can become a habitat for wildlife. Unless the item becomes a navigational hazard, the Coast Guard would not get involved."

(Via NBC Miami)

Barry Manilow
"Even Now"

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Fantastic Four no more

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As previously reported, the first family of Marvel Comics – the Fantastic Four – will lose one of its team members to the Grim Reaper in an issue that is to be released today. Fantastic Four no. 587, written by Jonathan Hickman and illustrated by Steve Epting, is part five of a storyline whose title, “Three,” tipped off an impending change in status for the famous quartet. Fans of the series have been endlessly speculating which of the heroes would go. Stop reading now if you do not want to know. Ready?

Say goodbye to Johnny Storm, the Human Torch, whose sister, Susan, is the Invisible Woman.
The Torch goes down fighting against a horde of insectoid minions released by the super-villain Annihilus (see: above). It is just one of the threats the Fantastic Four face in the issue and part of a master plan that Marvel has in store for the heroes.

“The death of the Human Torch is the first major move in this incredibly exciting evolution of the legendary Fantastic Four franchise and a necessa…

Ricky Martin to star in revival of Evita in March 2012

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Playbill reports: The Michael Grandage-directed production of Evita — which opened at London's Adelphi Theatre in June 2006 starring Argentine actress Elena Roger — will arrive on Broadway in spring 2012, with Roger repeating her work for New York audiences. Previews, according to an Equity casting notice, will begin in March 2012 prior to an official opening in April.

As previously reported, pop star Ricky Martin will play the role of Che, the part created on Broadway by Mandy Patinkin, in the upcoming Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical.

Rob Ashford, who choreographed in London, will perform the same duties for the Broadway revival, which will be directed by Grandage and produced by Hal Luftig and Scott Sanders. Kristen Blodgette will be the musical director.

The Broadway production will play one of the theatres owned by the Nederlander Organization.

In a previous statement Martin said:

"I've been blessed with the opportunity to perform on many…

Academy Award nominations announced

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Here are the Academy's nominations along with my predictions:

Best Picture: Black Swan; The Fighter; Inception; The Kids Are All Right; The King’s Speech; 127 Hours; The Social Network; Toy Story 3; True Grit; Winter’s Bone

Best Actor: Javier Bardem (Biutiful); Jeff Bridges (True Grit); Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network); Colin Firth (The King's Speech); James Franco (127 Hours)

Best Actress: Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right); Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole); Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone); Natalie Portman (Black Swan); Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)

Supporting Actor: Christian Bale (The Fighter); John Hawkes (Winter's Bone); Jeremy Renner (The Town); Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right); Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech)

Supporting Actress: Amy Adams (The Fighter); Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech); Melissa Leo (The Fighter); Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit); Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)

Best Director: Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan); David O. Russell …

U.S. can't link accused Army private to Assange

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U..S. military officials tell NBC News that investigators have been unable to make any direct connection between a jailed army private suspected with leaking secret documents and Julian Assange, founder of the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks.

The officials say that while investigators have determined that Manning had allegedly unlawfully downloaded tens of thousands of documents onto his own computer and passed them to an unauthorized person, there is apparently no evidence he passed the files directly to Assange, or had any direct contact with the controversial WikiLeaks figure.

Assange, an Australian national, is under house arrest at a British mansion near London, facing a Swedish warrant seeking his extradition for questioning on charges of rape. Assange has denied the allegations.

WikiLeaks' release of secret diplomatic cables last year caused a diplomatic stir and laid bare some of the most sensitive U.S. dealings with governments around the world. It also prompted an American…

Israeli LGBT group tells parents not to keep gay kids in the closet

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Pick Me Up of the Day

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Felipe Tejeda as featured on Morphosis.

The Funnies

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Keith Olbermann leaves MSNBC

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The Huffington Post reports: Keith Olbermann's exit from MSNBC appeared abrupt to viewers of his show, but the talk-show host and his network were involved "in a relationship that's been failing for a long time," an NBC Universal executive said Saturday.

Olbermann's announcement at the end of Friday's Countdown that it would be his last show quiets, at least for the moment, the most dominant liberal voice in a cable-television world where opinionated talk has been the most bankable trend over the past several years.

As Olbermann read from a James Thurber short story during a three-minute exit statement Friday night, MSNBC simultaneously e-mailed a statement to reporters that the network and host "have ended their contract." Neither indicated a reason nor addressed whether Olbermann quit or was fired.

But the NBC Universal executive characterized it as a mutual parting of the ways, with Olbermann taking the first step. The executive spoke on condition o…

'Told You So': 2011 Doritos Super Bowl commercial

Oprah Winfrey has a secret sister

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The Marquee Blog reports:
Oprah Winfrey revealed on her television show this morning that she has a half sister she knew nothing about. The sister, Patricia, had been kept a secret by Oprah's mother who put her up for adoption at birth.

"For the most part my life has been an open book," Oprah said. "I thought nothing could surprise me but I was wrong."

Winfrey said she chose to make the announcement herself so the media would not exploit it. Her sister, Patricia, spoke about being put up for adoption at birth, spent time in foster care and longed to be reunited with her foster mother.

By 17 she was a single mother, Patricia said, and six years later she had another child. When she was 20, she sought out information about her birth mother and then let it go until years later, Patricia said.

The agency contacted Patricia in 2007 with the news that her birth mother did not want to meet her on the same day she saw a local news story that had an interview with Oprah'…

Weekend box office

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Weekend Top Five:

#1 No Strings Attached ($20.3M)
#2 The Green Hornet ($18.1M)
#3 The Dilemma ($9.73M)
#4 The King's Speech ($9.16M)
#5 True Grit ($8M)

Tiffany outs a New Kid

--> Entertaining if for no other reason than to see what time has done to Debbie Gibson and Tiffany.

Jerry Curl tweets

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Find me @Jerrymeister

Bullying claims the life of yet another gay teen

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Queerty reports: Kameron Jacobsen, a 14-year-old freshman at Monroe Woodbury High School in Orange County, New York, has taken his own life. "Sources" say that Kameron was bullied over Facebook about being perceived as gay — so much so that the company has even released a statement about the boy's death. Kameron's death comes just two weeks after a junior football player also committed suicide.
At the high school they both attended, students tried to make sense of the incomprehensible — that two teens with everything ahead of them seemed to find life too painful. Principal David Bernsley said the sense of loss is excruciating and that they are doing their best to cope. "Our hearts go out to the families," Bernsley said. "We're devastated as a community."

For Jacobsen's family, the grief is beyond measure. Even with his death, online entries still sting. His older sister, Kierten, pleaded that people stop writing "rest in peace" ent…

MTM reunions

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[Editor's note] While the world was LOLing about the jailhouse reunion of Mary Richards and Sue Ann Nivens on Hot in Cleveland, Mare's former neighbors and besties -- Rhoda Morganstern and Phyllis Lindstrom -- were together again yesterday at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Hall of Fame Ceremony in Beverly Hills Hotel.
Geez, I love the Mary Tyler Moore Show. I'd watch it religiously during its run on Nick @ Nite and currently own the first two seasons. Much as I know the show was about Mary Richards, she pales by comparisson to my fandom for Rhoda and Phyllis.

P!nk
"F**kin' Perfect"

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Pick Me Up of the Day
Swiss Pride edition

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