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  1. USA Today Sugarland's Kristian Bush: 'My heart is totally broken' USA Today Sugarland was due to go on stage just moments before that huge gust of wind, blew down the stage at the Indianapolis State Fair. But tour manager Hellen Rollens told the two to wait as others were telling them to make their ... Sugarland's Tour Manager Likely Saved the Band's LivesTaste of Country Tour Manager's Caution Likely Saved Sugarland's LivesThe Boot Sugarland Saved By Tour Manager's Decision, Lady A Cancels Fair AppearanceAll Access Music Group Los Angeles Times -Albuquerque Journal (subscription) -SoundSpike all 266 news articles » [url=http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg=AFQjCNFTv07otpwHHzp9PDMEPB1cIkznyA&url=http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2011/08/sugarlands-kristian-bush-my-heart-is-totally-broken/1]View the full article[/url]
  2. Sydney Morning Herald Elvis Presley's Death Anniversary Marked at Graceland People Magazine Thousands of Elvis Presley fans held a candlelight vigil at Graceland late Monday night to mark the 34th anniversary of the King's death. An estimated 15000 to 20000 devotees from all over the world – including Japan, England and Germany – gathered at ... Elvis Presley Remembered at Graceland MemorialHollywood Reporter Fans of Elvis Presley Hold Vigil On 34th Anniversary Of His Death411mania.com Elvis Presley remembered: Fans gather at Graceland for 34th anniversary of The ...New York Daily News Royal Oak Daily Tribune -Patch.com -ThirdAge all 913 news articles » [url=http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg=AFQjCNEaxGfdPIHTzbgg1JCxsJ0U7yBLLQ&url=http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20518572,00.html]View the full article[/url]
  3. msnbc.com Will Snooki & Queen Latifah Join 'Dancing With the Stars'? OK! Magazine Dancing With the Stars is set to make an official announcement of next season's cast on August 29 but that won't stop the rumor mill from churning. According to one latest report, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Queen Latifah are on the line-up card. ... Snooki: NOT Going Dancing With the StarsThe Hollywood Gossip Queen Latifah Will Not Compete on 'Dancing with the Stars'KNSS 'Dancing' leaksNew York Post E! Online -USA Today -Just Jared all 30 news articles » [url=http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg=AFQjCNEhvUfSId1u7UaIUBD6cICINhqZOw&url=http://www.okmagazine.com/2011/08/will-snooki-queen-latifah-join-dancing-with-the-stars/]View the full article[/url]
  4. AP - Christmas is getting a makeover — Lady Gaga style: The singer and her team are going to reinterpret Santa's workshop and put it on display at Barneys. [url=http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/music/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110816/ap_en_mu/us_fashion_gaga_s_workshop]View the full article[/url]
  5. Reuters - When a band of veteran British rock musicians took to the stage with a different take on Bob Dylan's music at the weekend, they were so good someone in the crowd even shouted "Judas." [url=http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/music/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110816/music_nm/us_dylanproject]View the full article[/url]
  6. NDTV.com Oksana Grigorieva to Mel Gibson: I'm Calling the Shots On Lucia's Schooling TMZ.com Mel Gibson may be rich and famous, but he's dealing with the same issues millions of fathers struggle with after separating from their partners -- how can he keep a relationship with his child, when his baby mama tries to keep him away? ... Mel Gibson Argues With Ex Over Daughter's School PlaceContactmusic.com Mel Gibson ex Oksana Grigorieva wants $500000 for son after domestic assaultThe Daily Telegraph Gibsons' ex demands $500k for 'traumatizing' sonTimes of India http://starlounge.ie.msn.com/ -Herald Sun -Digital Spy all 59 news articles » [url=http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg=AFQjCNFqzTSV3v7BK7k__HVjai6Ep_-wyw&url=http://www.tmz.com/2011/08/16/mel-gibson-lucia-oksana-grigorieva-child-custody-private-school-mediation-judge-scott-gordon-50-50-near-both-houses/]View the full article[/url]
  7. Daily Mail Beyonce Kicks Off Her '4 Intimate Nights' at Roseland Ballroom AceShowbiz Beyonce Knowles caters sold-out crowd with some sorts of audiography, starting with Destiny's Child's singles and continuing with her solo singles throughout the years of her career. Beyonce Knowles owned the night on the first day of her "4 Intimate ... Beyonce Gets Intimate in First of '4' Roseland Ballroom ShowsRollingStone.com Beyonce's 'Intimate' Performance at Roseland Ballroom: What the Critics Are SayingHollywood Reporter Beyonce: 'Intimate Night' at the Roseland Ballroom!Just Jared Celebuzz -Entertainment Weekly -Daily Mail all 78 news articles » [url=http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg=AFQjCNFJgz4T1QvX76tmT6ANFpsoqWQBxA&url=http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00042925.html]View the full article[/url]
  8. AP - Silent mourners with heads bowed and yellow-orange candlelight leading the way paid their respects to Elvis Presley at his grave at Graceland, his longtime Memphis home, to remember the 34th anniversary of his sudden death. [url=http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/music/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110816/ap_en_mu/us_elvis_candlelight_vigil]View the full article[/url]
  9. The Guillermo del Toro-produced "[url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/movie/405165/moviemain.jhtml"]Don't Be Afraid of the Dark[/url]" might warn you to keep an eye out when the lights go off, but, according to MTV's exclusive clip from the upcoming horror movie, you'd better watch out when you're in the bath too. [url="http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/08/15/dont-be-afraid-of-the-dark-clip/"][img]http://mtv.mtvnimages.com/uri/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:682013?height=288&width=512[/img][/url] Everyone who tuned in to tonight's season finale of "[url="http://www.mtv.com/shows/teen_wolf/series.jhtml"]Teen Wolf[/url]" (and that's all of you, right?) have already seen this clip, but for the rest of you out there, the scene shows off "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark's" brand of horror. The clip is called "The Bath" and, as is expected, takes place when leading lady [url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/472212/personmain.jhtml"]Bailee Madison [/url]is taking a soak. But when this film's darkness-cloaked baddie flicks off the bathroom light, she knows she's in for a scare. Don't worry, the above scene doesn't have anything that will make you jump out of your skin in fear, but it certainly set this Movies Blog writer ill at ease. It's clear from this clip that the creatures haunting Madison's character Sally aren't ones that will be revealed early on in "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark." To me, that's what makes horror movies the scariest, and it seems a tried-and-true way to build tension. After all, we have a lot to fear in what we can't see. "Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark" follows Sally after she is sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend, played by [url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/173930/personmain.jhtml"]Guy Pearce[/url] and [url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/191916/personmain.jhtml"]Katie Holmes[/url]. While in her new home, Sally discovers creatures that want to claim her as one of their own. Our guess? They only come out when it's dark. [i]What did you think of this "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" clip? Tell us in the comments section below or on [url="http://twitter.com/mtvmoviesblog"]Twitter[/url]![/i] [url=http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/08/15/dont-be-afraid-of-the-dark-clip/]View the full article[/url]
  10. E! Online (blog) 'Bachelor Pad' episode 2: 'You guys already forced Jake and I to go on TV' Entertainment Weekly First of all, you ignorant cow, it's “Jake and me,” not “Jake and I.” Second of all, shut up. Okay, with that out of the way, rose lovers, let us discuss tonight's roller-coaster episode of Bachelor Pad. (SPOILER ALERT if you haven't ... Vienna's shockNew York Post Bachelor Pad Ames and Jackie Still Dating, Together in Love!Twirlit Bachelor Pad: Jake Goes Begging, Vienna Makes People Uncomfortable and One ...E! Online (blog) Small Screen Scoop -People Magazine -Us Magazine all 98 news articles » [url=http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg=AFQjCNHIL886PX7gABj8oyoFcRZe2SuPFw&url=http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/08/15/bachelor-pad-episode-2/]View the full article[/url]
  11. AP - It came down to seconds and one instinctive decision that may have saved the lives of country duo Sugarland and others at the Indiana State Fair where five people died when a stage collapsed. [url=http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/music/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110816/ap_en_mu/us_indiana_fair_sugarland]View the full article[/url]
  12. Baltimore Sun (blog) Summer Doc Series: Gloria: In Her Own Words Film School Rejects These powerful words spoken by feminist icon Gloria Steinem belie both the sense of fervor she had for bringing about great change and the seemingly empty theater into which that fuel is poured three decades later. Steinem is the latest (after John, ... How Gloria Steinem Forced Me Out of the ClosetHuffington Post Steinem's Story, for a New GenerationNew York Times Television review: 'Gloria: In Her Own Words'Los Angeles Times The Associated Press -Entertainment Weekly -Boston Globe all 342 news articles » [url=http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg=AFQjCNHesl6Ny--pgXK6_RqdtfmyCdpsbA&url=http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/reviews/summer-doc-series-gloria-in-her-own-words.php]View the full article[/url]
  13. Sydney Morning Herald Jason Momoa gives 'Conan the Barbarian' some 'finesse' USA Today Flying back to America from Bulgaria, where he had just filmed the new Conan the Barbarian movie, director Marcus Nispel was stopped by a customs agent and asked to declare just one thing: Who is the new Conan? ... 'Conan the Barbarian' Director Reveals How Reboot Will Differ From Arnold ...Hollywood Reporter Conan the Kiwi?Sydney Morning Herald 'Conan's' Jason Momoa Explains Simple Stay In Shape RoutineAccess Hollywood msnbc.com -Los Angeles Times -Collider.com all 154 news articles » [url=http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg=AFQjCNEuHk20J7hhnns6bQVqwjBhJHkAUA&url=http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2011-08-15-jason-momoa-conan-the-barbarian_n.htm]View the full article[/url]
  14. AP - It came down to seconds and one critical decision that may have saved the lives of country duo Sugarland and others at the Indiana State Fair where five people died when the stage collapsed. [url=http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/music/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110815/ap_en_mu/us_indiana_fair_sugarland]View the full article[/url]
  15. [img]http://moviesblog.mtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/arrested.jpg[/img]The Bluths are (hopefully) headed to Hollywood, in more ways than one. [url="http://screenrant.com/arrested-development-movie-plot-mikee-127946/"]Screen Rant[/url] reports on what they're describing as a rumored plot for the long-anticipated "[url="http://moviesblog.mtv.com/tag/arrested-develoment"]Arrested Development[/url]" movie, though whether it is the official plot remains to be seen (there should be an announcement within the next month to confirm this, the site reports). Though it's only a rumor right now, it's certainly a fun one. According to the report, the movie follows the Bluth clan's attempts to make their own movie about their lives to compete with one narrator Ron Howard is working on. Based on Maeby's experience in the film industry, they might actually have a chance of pulling it off. Check out the rest of today's film news after the jump! [b]"Hit Somebody" To Be Two-Parter[/b] Kevin Smith might be making "[url="http://moviesblog.mtv.com/tag/hit-somebody"]Hit Somebody[/url]" into his last directorial effort, but that doesn't mean it has to be one movie. [url="http://www.slashfilm.com/kevin-smith-hit-parts/"]/Film[/url] has learned that the "Red State" director is planning on splitting the hockey film into two parts, similar to what Quentin Tarantino did with "Kill Bill." Apparently the first half of the movie will be about the main character's childhood, and the second half would be about his venture into the NHL. [b]Production On "Snow White And The Huntsman" Continues[/b] Despite the riots occurring in London, production on "[url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/movie/467134/moviemain.jhtml"]Snow White and the Huntsman[/url]" has not stopped. [url="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/kristen-stewarts-snow-white-huntsman-222321"][i]The Hollywood Reporter[/i][/url] has the news, and considering production only started last month, it's good news indeed. There previously had been some rumors that the riots had caused delays in filming, but that since has proven not to be the case. [b]More Tolkien Heads To The Big Screen[/b] [url="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/steve-hillard-jrr-tolkien-mirkwood-223062"][i]The Hollywood Reporter[/i][/url] has learned that author Steve Hillard has signed a deal with EMO Films to develop a big screen adaptation of his J.R.R. Tolkien-centric novel "Mirkwood." "The adaptation of Mirkwood will follow the template of the novel," Hillard told [i]THR[/i], "but will delve considerably deeper into Tolkien's little-known back story, such as his original plans to become a codebreaker in World War II up through the writing of his enduring works." [b]"50/50" Trailer Hits The Web[/b] A new trailer for Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen's dramedy "50/50" has been released. Despite the movie's dramatic context, this trailer plays up the comedic element of the story. It also gives the flick a chance to show off it's stellar cast, which includes Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard and Anjelica Huston. [i]Tell us your thoughts on today's Dailies in the comments section below or on [url="http://twitter.com/mtvmoviesblog"]Twitter[/url]![/i] [url=http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/08/15/arrested-development-rumored-movie-plot-revealed/]View the full article[/url]
  16. TV Guide Adam Carolla Sorry for the LGBT Bashing! TMZ.com Adam Carolla has quickly offered a half-assed apology for the anti-LGBT comments he made last week -- telling TMZ, "I'm sorry my comments were hurtful. I'm a comedian, not a politician." As we previously reported, Carolla said, "When did we start ... Adam Carolla in hot water over anti-gay comments; GLAAD issues statementEntertainment Weekly [Gossip] Adam Corolla Goes on Anti-LGBT Rant411mania.com Adam Carolla's Anti-Trans RantAdvocate.com TV Guide -Towleroad -Instinct Magazine (blog) all 13 news articles » [url=http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg=AFQjCNGLNVR6THpQu12teoiTvcCud19mcw&url=http://www.tmz.com/2011/08/15/adam-carolla-lgbt-lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-glaad-response-adam-carolla-show-apology-podcast/]View the full article[/url]
  17. [img]http://posting.mtv.com/shared/promoimages/movies/a/austin_powers4/281x211.jpg[/img][url="http://posting.mtv.com/news/articles/1669044/austin-powers-mike-myers-sequel.jhtml"][b]FROM MTV MOVIES:[/b][/url] Oh behave, "Austin Powers" fans, because a sequel might not be in the works just yet. News broke over the weekend that Mike Myers was "signed, sealed, delivered" for "Austin Powers 4," the long-awaited follow-up to 2002's "Goldmember." [url="http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/motion-captured/posts/exclusive-mike-myers-is-signed-sealed-delivered-and-austin-powers-4-is-coming"]HitFix[/url] confirmed that Myers had signed a deal to return to the franchise, but now [url="http://www.deadline.com/2011/08/whats-really-happening-with-mike-myers-and-austin-powers-4/"]Deadline New York[/url] is reporting otherwise. The entertainment website is saying that, despite Myers' interest in the project, no deal has been signed yet. Apparently all that's happened is that Myers has expressed interest in a proposal for the movie that New Line presented six months ago, and it's not a full-blown deal. The project had seemingly fallen by the wayside after Myers' 2008 flick "The Love Guru" tanked at the box office, and he disappeared from Hollywood (barring a brief appearance in "Inglourious Basterds"). But New Line sought to revitalize the project recently and sent out a new offer about six months ago. Deadline is reporting that Myers' representatives have finally responded that Myers is interested. [url="http://posting.mtv.com/news/articles/1669044/austin-powers-mike-myers-sequel.jhtml"][b]Read the full story at MTV Movies![/b][/url] [url=http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/08/15/austin-powers-4-mike-myers/]View the full article[/url]
  18. [img]http://moviesblog.mtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/muppets-thumb.jpg[/img]The Beatles had "The White Album," and now the Muppets have "The Green Album." [url="https://www.npr.org/2011/08/14/138984517/first-listen-muppets-the-green-album?sc=tw"]NPR[/url] premiered a first listen of the album today, available for free streaming online at their website. Loaded covers of the show's classic songs by popular musicians Weezer, OK Go, The Fray, [url="http://www.mtv.com/videos/news/665908/my-morning-jacket-are-so-sad-about-the-cancelled-muppets-tour.jhtml"]My Morning Jacket[/url] and Amy Lee, the album gives fans a taste of the musically-included film they're headed to see come November. In other words, if you're a sucker for '80s nostalgia, this should be right up your alley. As [url="http://www.mtv.com/videos/news/124370/i-was-hip-hop-before-hip-hop-was-hip.jhtml#id=1547847"]Kermit the Frog[/url] once told MTV, he was "hip-hop before hip-hop was hip," so it should come as no surprise that the upcoming "[url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/movie/383855/moviemain.jhtml"]The Muppets[/url]" flick is loaded with A-list musical talent. Kermit has always kept up-to-date with popular music, as he told MTV during an interview back in 2006. Back then he was listening to Cypress Hill, The Executioners and Green Day, but I have a feeling that the music he's listening to now is more in line with what's on this album. He's always been a sucker for playing music as well, even if people do give him a hard time about his banjo. "A lot of people think a banjos kind of a corny musical instrument, but where I come from in the swamp, it's a good one," he explained. "When you're in the swamp, it's very difficult to get into electronic music because of course you don't really have electricity. Water, electricity, not a good idea. So I had to go with an acoustic instrument. And there aren't that many around, either. It's kind of limited what you can get in the swamp." [url="http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/08/15/muppets-green-album/"][img]http://mtv.mtvnimages.com/uri/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:124365?height=288&width=512[/img][/url] [i]What do you think of "The Green Album"? Tell us in the comments section below or on [url="http://twitter.com/mtvmoviesblog"]Twitter[/url]![/i] [url=http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/08/15/muppets-green-album/]View the full article[/url]
  19. Dallas rap veteran D.O.C. made waves in the news recently after a revealing interview with local publication the Dallas Observer detailed the former Ruthless Records rapper’s long climb to rehabilitate his throat injury as a result of a car crash many years ago. D.O.C. also piqued interest from fans speaking of his work alongside producer Dr. Dre on the long-awaited Detox release. However, it was D.O.C.’s relationship with singer Erykah Badu that seemed to get the most attention in the article. In the report from the Dallas Observer, D.O.C. revealed that he was hoping to film a reality show with Badu, with whom he shares parental duties and their 7-year-old daughter Puma. However, a statement from Badu’s publicist Paul Levatino dimisses the intimate details the D.O.C. shared with the paper. “Erykah Badu and The D.O.C. share parental responsibilities for their daughter and their relationship as it regards that aim is very good" reads the statement. "However, that is the full extent of their personal involvement and no romantic dynamic exists between the two. Moreover, Erykah has no plans to marry or have any sort of courtship with the D.O.C." "Ms. Badu has no plans to allow a reality show to be filmed in her private Dallas residence or to include any of her children in the filming" the statement continued. "Ms. Badu has no concrete plans further than a guest appearance in his reality show. The D.O.C.'s comments were either taken out of context, improperly interpreted, or reflective of his now, not-so-secret desires. Whatever the case, Erykah wishes D.O.C. well both spiritually and professionally.” No further comment from D.O.C.’s camp in regards to this recent statement but the Dallas Observer did express confidence that they reported the story from D.O.C. as dictated. What do you think of this latest chapter in the D.O.C. and Erykah Badu saga? Tweet to us at @MTVRapFix or leave us a comment below. [url=http://rapfix.mtv.com/2011/08/15/erykah-badu-denie-doc-relationship-rumors/]View the full article[/url]
  20. Us Magazine Kate Gosselin's 'Kate Plus 8′ Reality Show Not Renewed By TLC OK! Magazine The rumors were right. Kate Gosselin and her eight kids' reality TV run will be coming to an end. Unfortunately, Gosselin fans won't be watching the kids attend high school. TLC has decided not to renew their reality show. “TLC has decided not to renew ... Kate Gosselin's show canceled: 'We've had a great run'USA Today TLC cancels 'Kate + 8'Los Angeles Times TLC won't renew 'Kate Plus 8'msnbc.com ABC News -Entertainment Weekly -Us Magazine all 95 news articles » [url=http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg=AFQjCNEcoKNHANc3jmE_IwSrjQxHnMlPwQ&url=http://www.okmagazine.com/2011/08/kate-gosselins-kate-plus-8-reality-show-not-renewed-by-tlc/]View the full article[/url]
  21. E! Online Tyra Banks: I've Seen Kim Kardashian's Wedding Dress People Magazine Kim Kardashian might be “very calm” in the final days before her wedding, but she has her celebrity friends to thank for that. After the bride-to-be chatted and posed with model pal Tyra Banks on Sunday at the 2011 Do Something Awards in Los Angeles, ... So, Kim Kardashian, How Are You Holding Up a Week Before the Wedding?E! Online Kim Kardashian "totally calm" before weddingCBS News Kim Kardashian Wedding Update: Calm, But OMGGGG So Excited!!!!The Hollywood Gossip Access Hollywood -Hollywood Reporter -Hollywood Life all 187 news articles » [url=http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg=AFQjCNHuIkgUHwajQt2LkzfEB4uMSHyQBQ&url=http://stylenews.peoplestylewatch.com/2011/08/15/tyra-banks-kim-kardashian-wedding-dress/?xid%3Drss-topheadlines]View the full article[/url]
  22. [img]http://www.mtv.com/shared/promoimages/movies/l/lone_ranger/281x211.jpg[/img][i]by Sterling Wong[/i] It’s a tough economy out there right now, and even Hollywood, chief creator of dreams and fantasies, is feeling it. Even with proven box office rainmakers Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski attached, word got out last Friday that [url="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1669046/johnny-depp-lone-ranger-shut-down.jhtml"]Disney was shutting down the production of "The Lone Ranger”[/url] because of its overblown $200 million price tag. With franchises like “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “Thor” proving that conservatively budgeted movies can still become hits, studios have seemingly tightened their reins and become more and more reluctant to greenlight expensive projects. Indeed, “The Lone Ranger” is not the only big-budget project Hollywood has closed its doors in recent months; after the jump, check out three other ambitious films that also got the boot this year. [b]"At the Mountains of Madness"[/b] The saga of [url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/142455/personmain.jhtml"]Gullermo del Toro’s[/url] pet project has been [url="http://moviesblog.mtv.com/tag/at-the-mountains-of-madness/"]well-documented[/url] in these parts. “Madness,” a cult short story by horror writer H.P Lovecraft, told the tale of an Antarctic expedition that discovers some fantastical and horrific ruins, including mythical creatures. The movie was all set to go, with del Toro at the helm and Tom Cruise attached, until Universal slammed the brakes on the $150 million project over del Toro’s insistence to release it with an “R’” rating instead of a “PG-13”. Presumably the studio was worried that an “R” rating would limit the film’s audience and make it harder for it to turn a profit. All is not lost though for us film geeks. Speaking to MTV News last week, the director is confident that [url="http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/08/12/guillermo-del-toro-pacific-rim-mountains-of-madness"]“Mountains” will be made some day[/url], saying, ““'Mountains' will happen one day. Cthulu willing, we’ll get it made.” Sounds like a promise to me! [b]"The Dark Tower"[/b] This one’s not so surprising. Last month, Universal declined to go ahead with [url="http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/07/19/dark-tower-universal-passes-ron-howard/"]Ron Howard’s risky and ultra-daring adaptation[/url] of Stephen King’s classic 7-novel series starring Javier Bardem that was supposed to include three feature films and two television seasons. While no official reason was proffered, it is likely that the studio had commitment issues and wasn’t ready to splash its cash to shoot an unproven property back to back across multiple media platforms. (Not every series shot back-to-back turns out like The Lord of the Rings of course). It's possible that Howard will continue shopping the “Dark Tower” project to other studios that might greenlight it, but one imagines that he might have to compromise, shoot the first movie and go from there, rather than indulge his initial ambitious plan. [b]"Oblivion"[/b] Here’s a happy ending at last. “Oblivion,” a futuristic sci-fi love story project directed by “Tron: Legacy” lensman Joseph Konsinki, was let go by Disney in March because the studio felt that it did not fit with the Disney brand. Also Disney wanted the film to be released with a "PG" rating while Konsinki had targeted a "PG-13". Luckily for sci-fi fans, [url="http://www.deadline.com/2011/05/tom-cruise-commits-to-100-million-universal-sci-fi-pic-oblivion-for-fall/"]Deadline[/url] reported in May that Universal -- the very same ones who broke geek hearts with their decision to pass on “Madness” and “Dark Tower” -- stepped in to finance the film, provided Kosinski can keep the budget around $100 million. Tom Cruise is set to star (I guess his schedule is clear given "Madness"s no-go!) and cameras are set to roll in October. With mega-expensive fare like “Cowboys & Aliens” disappointing at the box office, it is perhaps understandable that Hollywood is less than keen to finance films with $200 million price tags, unless they are proven franchise fare like “Pirates,” “Transformers” or “Harry Potter.” At the same time, in the cases of auteurs like del Toro, Howard and now Verbinski, perhaps their budgetary requirements are necessary to fulfill their cinematic visions, not because they simply want to add in an extraneous explosion here and there. Film geeks like me can only hope that these filmmakers can somehow work out deals with studios, as Konsinki did, so we will be able to catch their realized ambitions on the big screen, with artistic intents uncompromised. [i]Tell us what you think in the comments section and on [url="http://twitter.com/mtvmoviesblog/"]Twitter[/url]![/i] [url=http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/08/15/johnny-depp-lone-ranger/]View the full article[/url]
  23. From MTV News: Who is Mac Miller? Hip-hop's next rising star has an answer for the uninitiated: "He's a 19-year old rap phenomenon from Pittsburgh who enjoys life and enjoys making music every day and working very hard for everything he gets." Well, all that hard work has paid off. Miller has been named one of MTV Jams' 2011 Fab 5 artists. Conceived in 2005 on MTV Jams, the Fab 5 is a collection of the most outstanding new hip-hop artists of the year who have made a visible impact on the road to releasing their debut albums. Fab 5 alumni include Juelz Santana, Tony Yayo, Paul Wall, Young Jeezy, Kid Cudi and Drake. This year, MTV Jams, MTV News and Sucker Free will bring you 2011's hottest new hip-hop upstarts, including Big Sean, Future, Meek Mill, Big K.R.I.T. and now Mac Miller. The Pittsburgh MC toiled in the local underground, releasing mixtapes under the name Easy Mac until he signed with Rostrum Records and broke out with his 2010 tape K.I.D.S. (Kickin' Incredibly Dope Sh--). "My grandpa started calling me Mac when I was born, so it stuck. It's cool; my grandpa was a huge Mack Maine fan," the rapper joked about his name change. K.I.D.S.was led by the Lord Finesse-sampling "Kool-Aid and Frozen Pizza," which quickly became a fan favorite and helped grow Miller's faithful following. "Kool-Aid" alone has since registered 13.2 million views on YouTube, and TreeJTV — the YouTube channel Mac uploads all his footage to — has more than 111 million total views. From there, Mac landed a spot on XXL magazine's 2011 freshmen cover in April and dropped his K.I.D.S. follow-up Best Day Ever, which in led to a national tour. Mac is now putting the finishing touches on his independent debut album Blue Slide Park. "Blue Slide Park is a park in Pittsburgh we grew up at," Miller told MTV News of the album's title. "Being 2, going down slides, and then being 6, playing Little League and hanging out there, then being older coming back there to drink and smoke and party, running from the cops. And now going back there just to chill out and drink a beer." Tune in to "RapFix Live" on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET to see a recap of all of MTV Jams' 2011 Fab 5 inductees: Big Sean, Future, Meek Mill, Big K.R.I.T. and Mac Miller. [url=http://rapfix.mtv.com/2011/08/15/mac-miller-tops-mtv-jams-fab-5-list/]View the full article[/url]
  24. AP - The War on Drugs, "Slave Ambient" (Secretly Canadian) [url=http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/music/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110815/ap_en_mu/us_music_review_the_war_on_drugs]View the full article[/url]
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