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Lea Michele Breaks Silence For The First Time Since Cory Monteith’s Death

Published August 31, 2013 by gossipzoo

Lea Michele has broken her silence for the first time following Cory Moneith‘s death.

The 26-year-old Glee star, who had been dating Cory for over year before his passing, posted this message to Twitter Monday morning:

Thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love & support. Cory will forever be in my heart. pic.twitter.com/XVlZnh9vOc

– Lea Michele (@msleamichele) July 29, 2013

The cast of Glee came together to hold a private memorial service for their late costar this past Thursday. Cast members, including Dianna Agron, Darren Criss and Kevin McHale, were seen gathering at AOC restaurant in West Hollywood after the service.

Cory Monteith was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room on July 13th after an accidental overdose involving heroin and alcohol. He was 31 years old.

Most Iconic VMA Moments: Britney Spears Performs ‘Slave’ With an Assist From a Snake

Published August 31, 2013 by gossipzoo

Is Britney Spears‘ 2001 performance of “I’m a Slave 4 U” the greatest VMA performance ever? In anticipation of the 2013 MTV VMA ceremony on August 25, we want you to help us name the most iconic VMA moment ever. We’ve selected five of the most memorable performances; vote for your favorite below. Continue reading after the poll for more Britney goodies. Return each day this week for a new feature on each of the performances. You may vote once per day.

Return next week to vote for your favorite VMA fashion moment. Then, the week of August 12, we wil ask you to vote for your favorite VMA scandal. And now… it’s voting time!

A Look Back At Britney’s Iconic ‘Slave’ Performance

In 2000, one year before Britney performed “I’m a Slave 4 U,” Britney performed another little ditty you may have heard of at the VMAs: “Oops!… I Did It Again.” The performance, which featured Britney ripping away her tuxedo to reveal a sparkly, flesh-toned catsuit, helped cement her as one of her generation’s most exciting performers.

Cut to one year later. Expectations were high. Could Britney top her “Oops” performance? There’s no way, right? WRONG!

Britney emerged from a cage and performed, for the first time, her brand new single, the slinky, Neptunes-produced “I’m a Slave 4 U.” And while she did share the stage with a live white tiger, all eyes were on Britney, who looked sexier than she’d ever looked before:

Of course, talk of this iconic moment would not be complete without mention of Britney’s co-star, Banana the albino python. As Britney danced her way across the stage with Banana draped across her body, it was clear: this was not a performance to forget. Ever. In fact, in 2008, MTV named it the most iconic performance ever. Does it still deserve that title? That’s up to you, dear readers.

I mean, c’mon! This performance is so famous that even kittens are imitating! #Reductive

[Source: MTV]

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite iconic VMA performance above. Return each day this week to vote again – and for a new feature on the other performances.

Jerry Bruckheimer Convinced ‘Lone Ranger’ Will Be Remembered as ‘Brave, Wonderful Film’

Published August 30, 2013 by gossipzoo

Unlike most Americans, producer Jerry Bruckheimer saw The Lone Ranger and thought it was a good movie. In fact, he’s convinced audiences will one day wake up and realize it was every bit as memorable as another movie he worked on:Flashdance. Here’s what he told Vulture on Monday:

“It reminds me of a critic who called Flashdance a ‘toxic dump.’ Ten years later [the critic] said, ‘This is really a good movie. I missed it.’ I think [Lone Ranger] is going to be looked back on as a brave, wonderful film.”

Meanwhile, Bruckheimer – who has produced everything from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies to, yes, Coyote Ugly – is also convinced that the film’s terrible reviews had nothing to do with its poor box office performance.

“You always want to get good reviews, but you know, it’s reversed in Europe,” he said. “It’s 70 percent good reviews and 30 percent mixed there. So, that happens.”

Maybe. But when even someone like Johnny Depp is thinking about retiring, something obviously isn’t right here.

Here Is Everything We Know About Lady Gaga’s ‘ARTPOP’ (So Far)

Published August 30, 2013 by gossipzoo

It feels like it’s been way too long since Lady Gaga did (or wore, or said, or … yeah) something outrageous.

Ever since the pop star canceled the remainder of her “Born This Way Ball” tour to have hip surgery in February, the Grammy-winning singer has kept things surprisingly – and uncharacteristically – low-key. From a new bare-faced look to relatively normal street attire (unless you count that gold wheelchair, anyway), it was beginning to feel as if Gaga’s meat-dress-wearing days were over.

In all reality, it seems she’s just been busy gearing up for the release of her highly anticipated CD, ARTPOP, which over the last few weeks has been generating the type of fun, if confusing, buzz that fans have waiting for.

So, what’s the deal with the CD? Here’s everything we know about it so far:

ARTPOP Officially Drops Nov. 11 …

On July 12, Gaga posted the album release date on her Facebook page, along with a statement clarifying the artist’s creative process. (Well, the post was actually more confusing than clarifying. Which, again, not that shocking.) In addition, fans will have access to an accompanying App that “combines music, art, fashion and technology.”

… But You Can Pre-Order It All on Aug. 19

Although the album and app’s original pre-order date was September 1, the pop star moved it up two weeks “due to public anticipation,” according to her Facebook page.

The First Single Will Be Called “Applause”

Also available on Aug. 19 will be the album’s first single, “Applause,” according to a tweet from Mother Monster herself on Sunday. Official artwork for the single, which was cowritten by her longtime collaborator DJ White Shadow, made its debut in Women’s Wear Daily Sunday afternoon and features a close-up of the 27-year-old’s face with paint smeared across it. (BTW: That nude photo you see, above, is apparently just an ARTPOP promo.)

A Music Video Has Already Been Recorded

According to MTV, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin – who photographed the cover art for “Applause” – also shot a music video for the much-anticipated single last week in Los Angeles.

Gaga Will Perform Her New Single at the VMAs

Gaga is sure to get the crowd going when she performs “Applause” at the 2013 MTV Music Video Awards on Aug. 25. Gaga has never failed to entertain at the awards show (see: her meat dress; her bloody performance; and her cross-dressing alter ego), so expectations for this performance are understandably high (if a little feared).

More Collaborations Are On the Way

Among those said to have worked with Gaga on ARTPOP include her longtime collaborator Fernando Garibay and EDM maven Zedd. In May, Gaga was also photographed in the studio with famed songwriter Dallas Austin.

For more on Gaga’s ARTPOP, plus news about the Nov. 10 “artRave,” visit her official website.

Channing Tatum And Mila Kunis Create Fan Frenzy Filming ‘Jupiter Ascending’

Published August 29, 2013 by gossipzoo

Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis On Set

Hollywood set up shop in suburban Chicago on Monday and the rare scene was made even more unusual with the A-list likes of Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis filming scenes for their latest sci-fi action flick Jupiter Ascending.

Maybe it was Tatum’s unsignature-like blonde locks (and goatee) or bizarre neck tattoo, but whatever it was the stars drew quite the crowd as they shot scenes at Aux Sable School in Joliet, Illinois and moved to farm country 50 miles outside the Windy City in rural Minooka where the massive cast and crew took over a dilapidated house.

As security kept the growing number of local looky-loos at a distance, Tatum and Kunis diehards snapped pics of the temporary Tinseltown as the new dad rehearsed lines for the car scene in full sci-fi gear (pointy ears included).

Between scenes the co-stars couldn’t help but notice the fan-demonium so practiced their best parade wave and enthusiastic smile before action was called.

For all the fan pics from set, click through the CB! gallery above.

Alex McCord On Last Night’s ‘RHOC’ Episode: ‘An Immodest Proposal’

Published August 29, 2013 by gossipzoo

Reality veteran Alex McCord gave Celebuzz her thoughts on last night’s episode of The Real Housewives Of Orange County, which featured a proposal and planning ahead for the season finale.






8 Incredible Batman Film & TV Concept Designs That Were Never Used

Published August 28, 2013 by gossipzoo

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I think it is safe to say that no character has undergone as many redesigns as Batman has during his history, which now spans nearly three quarters of a century. Almost every generation of comics fans have their version of Batman. This includes, naturally, evolution not only in his iconic costume, but also in his various gadgets, cars, planes, and supporting characters. While there is certainly something to be said for the idea that something so instantly recognizable should not be messed with, one of the most fun things about being a geek is nerding out over new concept designs for upcoming Batman movies, rejoicing when someone gets it right and complaining really loudly when they get it wrong.

Here, therefore, are some of those designs that did not make the grade.

8. David Russell’s Unused Batwing Design

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David Russell, the storyboard artist for anything from Star Wars to Moulin Rouge, non-surprisingly also drew storyboards for Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman. Among them is a glimpse at the originally planned design for the Batwing plane Batman brings out for the final climactic confrontation with the Joker.

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In the film, the plane dramatically aligns with the full moon to form the famous insignia. The concept had apparently not yet materialized at the storyboard stage, however, as the plane there looks more like an actual stealth aircraft, the triangular shape imitating the spread cape of Batman. It’s a pretty interesting design, but not even nearly as fitting with the Tim Burton-established unpractical, but dramatic style as the one that ended up in the film.

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