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    Demi Moore and her daughters got in some pool time this weekend.

    The 52-year-old "Wild Oats" actress and daughters Scout, 23, and Tallulah Willis, 21, posed in their bikinis while poolside Sunday, and Tallulah shared the snapshot on Instagram. The girls could not be with their dad Bruce Willis to celebrate Father's Day, so they spent the day soaking up the sun with mom.

    "When you can't be with the papa.... #freeslw #POOLPARTY #mymomsbodtho," she captioned the pic.

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    With great power comes great social media response-ability.

    After learning that Tom Holland will be Marvel's new Peter Parker, Twitter exploded with commentary about the casting decision. Marvel and Sony also announced that Jon Watts will direct the next "Spider-Man" film, scheduled for release in 2017.

    Here are some of the best/angriest/"meh"-iest Twitter reactions:


































    And last but not least:




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    Legendary film composer James Horner died in a plane crash on Monday, but he will always be remembered for his music.

    Horner was best known for his two-time Oscar-winning score to James Cameron's "Titanic," as well as his scores to "Braveheart," "Apollo 13," "Avatar," "Field of Dreams" and "A Beautiful Mind." The 61-year-old, who has composed music for over 100 films, was also an avid pilot. The two-seater single-engine S312 Tucano he was flying on Monday crashed in Santa Barbara, California.

    While many celebrities, collaborators and fellow musicians have remembered Horner on Twitter, Cameron paid tribute to the composer on The Hollywood Reporter's site on Tuesday. The "Titanic" director looked back on working with Horner on everything from the first project they both worked on, "Battle Beyond the Stars," up to "Avatar." Although the two got off to a rough start while working on "Aliens" together because of timing issues, the filmmaker said that he knew he had to work with Horner again on "Titanic," telling THR, "I thought, 'I don’t care what happened, I want to work with James.'"

    Cameron remembered the first time he heard Horner's concept for the "Titanic" theme. "I drove over to his house," Cameron said of Horner, "and he sat at the piano and said, 'I see this as the main theme for the ship.' He played it once through and I was crying." When the director heard Horner play his idea for "Rose's Theme," he said he knew the musician had "cracked the heart and soul" of the movie.

    The filmmaker told Entertainment Weekly that he cried during every song Horner played that day in his studio. "I said to him, 'You’ve done it,'" Cameron told EW. "He said, 'I haven’t done anything yet.' And I said, 'James, you’ve done it.'"

    For the full tribute, head to The Hollywood Reporter.

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    In terms of words that can come out of an actor's mouth, there's nothing more beautiful than when someone decides to crap all over one of their own movies. And yet, it happens so very rarely.

    But on Tuesday, the talented and beautiful Channing Tatum dropped truth bombs left and right, that could be described as gifts to the world, during his appearance on Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show.

    The 35-year-old revealed that he "fucking" hated 2009's "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," but got roped into doing the movie due to a contractual obligation to Paramount Pictures.

    "Look, I'll be honest. I fucking hate that movie. I hate that movie. I was pushed into doing that movie ... [After] 'Coach Carter,' they signed me for a three-picture deal ... And as a young [actor], you're like, 'Oh my God, that sounds amazing, I'm doing that!'" Tatum explained that after his career picked up, the studio called him up and told him, "'Hey, we got a movie for you. We're gonna send it to you.' And it's 'G.I. Joe.'"

    Tatum didn't tiptoe around dishing out the problems with the movie, which was critically panned, either. "The script wasn't any good. I didn't want to do something that I thought was 1) bad, and, 2) I just didn't know if I wanted to be G.I. Joe."



    Meanwhile, the "Magic Mike XXL" star was only slightly more subtle when a fan asked what we've all been wondering -- "'Jupiter Ascending' What was that?" -- during a Reddit AMA last week.

    "Great question. I have the same one to myself," he replied -- a comment which speaks volumes.

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    "Spider-Man" co-creator Stan Lee has responded to leaked documents which claimed that the Marvel Comics icon should not be portrayed as gay.

    A licensing agreement that was leaked as part of the 2014 Sony Pictures hacking specified that Spider-Man should "not be homosexual" in any onscreen depiction, according to Gawker. Meanwhile, Peter Parker, the high school student behind Spider-Man's secret identity, must be "Caucasian and heterosexual."

    Lee backed those specifications in an interview with Newsarama, and argued that the character's description isn't intended as anti-gay or racist.

    “I wouldn’t mind, if Peter Parker had originally been black, a Latino, an Indian or anything else, that he stay that way,” Lee is quoted as saying. “But we originally made him white. I don’t see any reason to change that.”

    Although he felt that “the world has a place for gay superheroes,” Lee suggested new characters whose traits aren't already defined in popular culture be created to that end: “I don’t see any reason to change the sexual proclivities of a character once they’ve already been established. I have no problem with creating new, homosexual superheroes.”

    He then added, “I just see no reason to change that which has already been established when it’s so easy to add new characters. I say create new characters the way you want to.”

    Interestingly, Miles Morales, a half-black, half-Latino teenager, will be featured as Spider-Man in a relaunched version of the comic book series, which is slated for release this fall.

    No word on whether or not gay or lesbian characters will feature in the next big screen incarnation of the franchise, which is due 2017 with British actor Tom Holland in the title role.

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    For as long as Hollywood has existed, it has underrepresented people of color. Actor and sometime video editor Dylan Marron has found a way to show us just how bad it really is for performers of color, by splicing together the scant few lines they were given.

    "I think I feel so strongly about this because I was a kid who was queer and brown, and I didn’t feel like I saw my reflection in the art and entertainment that I was watching," Marron told Pop Mythology in 2013. "The message that I got was: It can't be done, there is no place for you, nobody looks like you, nobody talks like you, nobody walks like you, so don't try."

    In 2013, Marron was given the role of Carlos in the hit podcast "Welcome to Night Vale," a character involved in a relationship with the podcast's male lead. Readily accepted by listeners, Marron used his experience to share his opinion that much of the entertainment industry operates under the misguided assumption that audience demographics call for a great deluge of white, heterosexual characters.

    "[Y]ou might have these executives in their big leather chairs, smoking their cigars and talking on their cordless phones, saying, 'No, we can’t have this kind of person in this movie because people don’t want to see that.' But they don’t know what people want to see because the demographics of people are changing every day," Marron told Pop Mythology.

    There are only five videos in Marron's new, spliced-up series so far, but they make a powerful point. We see just how few lines are delegated to people of color who play secretaries, housekeepers, security guards, bus drivers and hostesses, even among movies released in the past five years. No video is longer than one minute, generous introduction included.











    And now, some white guys:

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    The following article is provided by Rolling Stone.

    By BRIAN HIATT

    Mark Ruffalo spent his twenties drifting through what he estimates as 600 failed auditions, and later quit Hollywood twice – but these days, he seems to have it all figured out. Especially since he was belted by gamma rays. "As an actor, you can do everything," says Ruffalo, 48, who’s following "Avengers: Age of Ultron" with a role as a bipolar dad in the indie drama "Infinitely Polar Bear," opening in theaters today. "I grew up in the theater, and you could do a musical, a comedy, a tragedy. Those kind of boundaries don't really exist – and so I put on the Hulk mask for a little while, or I put on the Begin Again mask for a little while."

    Hanging out in a West Village coffee house and in Central Park in his interview for our Hulk cover story, Ruffalo had plenty to say: Here's more from the conversation.

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    Playing the Hulk changed everything.
    "I'm like a Depression-era person, as far as acting goes," he says. "It's sort of like, grab it while you can and make the most of what's in front of you. The first 'Avengers' opened up a host of things that I've been struggling to get made for a long period of time. It created this whole, sort of, avalanche of work. And then I was kinda like, 'You know what, you’re 45, this is the pocket, now.' So I was also like, 'I want to really get a nice body of work out there to really open up the margins of how I'm perceived,' you know?"

    He may take up semi-permanent residence in the Marvel Universe.
    "I have six movies all together. And we're going to be doing the third and fourth 'Avengers' at the same time. And so you know, conceivably, if I'm still alive, and they don't mind a grey-haired Hulk, I could be in this universe for another 10 or 15 years. It's like television show where you do one episode every two years and get paid well, and have economic reliability in what's otherwise a completely chaotic market. So, as long as they're happy, I see this being a really nice thing."

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    In the wake of last year's "The Normal Heart," he's anxious to do more TV.
    "I want to get into some television. There might be a perception about me being only a movie actor, you know, and there's this whole new sort of frontier opening up in that medium."

    After successfully helping lead a movement to ban fracking in New York, he's been approached to run for office — and though he doesn't want to, he's given it a lot of thought.
    "My heart almost immediately says no. And then, I say, well why is that? I analyze it. I don't know. Who knows what the future's going to hold. I also think that we need people who hold office as a way of being of service, not as a career. I keep telling the progressive community, who are mostly people working behind the scenes, 'You know guys, you've got to run.' But a lot of them don't want to run because they know it's kind of a stacked game. And I'm like, well then you know, nothing's really gonna change. So, who cares if you smoke pot. Who cares if you experimented with hallucinogens, who cares if you had a bad breakup. You know, these are the people that we need leading us. You know? We need real people who’ve had real lives."

    He wishes Elizabeth Warren would run for president, and believes she could win.
    "It would be very healthy, I think, for the whole Democratic party. It would be healthy for the nation. Because she has populist ideas that are resonating with people now. When you see the focus groups on her, she is scoring deep into Republicans and Independents, you know? When working class people, and the working poor and the middle class, hear what she has to say, it's pretty non-confrontational and also well within their needs at this moment in time. Like student loans – we're, like, raping these kids. They are going out into the world with all this debt that is crippling to them. And we are using this as an income source for the state. I don't care what your political beliefs are – you don't want your kid to start in the world that way."

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    He doesn't try to stay in character between scenes, but sometimes he can't help it.
    "I don't see it, but my wife knows it, she says: 'OK, you're totally different, the way you walk, the way you talk. Sometimes the way you relate to people changes when you're in a role.' You're bringing those attributes onto yourself and then you spend the next three months more in that person's life than in your own. It's the law of interaction, where whatever you come into contact with, you take something away from that thing that changes you. I don't torture myself, but I'll steep myself in, let's say, 'Normal Heart.' There's an outrage in there that's easily accessible to anyone who has a heart beating in their chest and a mind in their head. So I can access my own outrage, and I can put that into that. I'm not gay, so I don't understand that, per se, but I understand what discrimination is, from this moment or that moment: “You're Italian, you're an actor, you're a Democrat, you're a liberal."

    He got way too excited after winning his first role, in a 1989 Clearasil commercial.
    I was 19, maybe 20, that was my first paying job. I went and quit my day job, stringing guitars at a guitar store on Sunset Boulevard, Freedom Guitar. I made like $30,000 – and I was like, 'I've made it, I'm rich, I'm quitting my job, I'm on my way!' Two months later, after lending money and treating friends to dinner, and buying a new car stereo system, it was all gone. And then it was back to whatever small jobs I could get. Busboy, waiting tables, gardening, house painting, moving, whatever shit – I did everything when I was in LA."

    He felt out of place in Nineties Los Angeles.
    "I didn't really fit in. I was anachronistic within my age group. Cause I was studying with Stella Adler, and I was working on Inge and Ibsen and Chekhov, and they were doing 'Who's The Boss' episodes. My funny joke was, I finally came to New York, to do 'This is Our Youth,' and I walked into the city, and I went, holy shit I'm a swan! What the fuck was I doing in L.A.? Of course I didn't work [there]. 'Cause I was the ugly duckling in L.A!"

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    Meditation saved him from anxiety.
    "That's who the Hulk is afraid of – the meditation teacher! I was sort of feeling anxious all the time, and was starting to get really desperate. And so I had a friend who had been a longtime drug addict. He did the program, and we hooked up again after a couple years – this was around the time when I was thinking, I gotta find something, because this is getting unbearable, my brain won’t shut off even when I try to sleep. He had been the angriest man in the world, and [now] he had such a calm demeanor. I had never seen a human being change that much. And he's like, I’ve been meditating. Anyway, that led me to this meditation teacher and, God, it's been, like seven years. It's pretty much a daily practice that quiets your brain and oddly enough, actually slows down time, so you're not so much trapped in your immediate reactions to things. And everything changed. My work started to change, my luck started to change. The way the world looked to me changed. Like, with all the crazy shit going on in the world, I actually have an enormous amount of hope."

    While he was making "Foxcatcher," Ruffalo – a former high school wrestler – briefly convinced himself that he could actually return to the sport.
    "I had this little fantasy that maybe I'll do the seniors grand tournament. And I'll show people that you can be a 47-year-old man doing it and that wrestling's really accessible to people. And I had one day where first I got schooled by Channing Tatum on the mat and then I got schooled by an NCAA coach. And I just literally had to leave the room: 'What did you think you were? You'll never be a wrestler!'"

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    He had fun at Comic-Con – where he wore a familiar disguise.
    "It's mindblowing. I was walking around there with a Hulk mask on, just to see what it's like in there. It's this whole subculture that's kind of sweet actually — this outside culture that finally had its due. I mean, how cool is it? They get dressed up. They're not like, shootin' dope or smoking crack. Maybe they smoke a little pot, but that doesn't hurt anybody really, does it? They could be doing a lot worse things. And you know what, the values of the superheroes are actually pretty damn good, when you think about it. Fighting for the little guy, fighting world domination."

    His son takes him to a local comic book store to catch up on the Hulk’s adventures.
    "My son has become an aficionado. We are always at Forbidden Planet buying the next Avengers installment or the Hulk. A lot of people talk about 'Planet Hulk,' so I wanted to know what that was about. And World War Hulk. A lot of the newer Hulk iterations are really interesting and complex, who the Hulk is in the whole Marvel universe over certain periods of time. Some moments he's against them, [then] he's with them — and now he's the ultimate foe in 'World War Hulk' and 'Planet Hulk.' I know it's funny for me to be talking about this stuff – it's funny to my own ears, too."

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    Selena Gomez does a mean Taylor Swift -- but only out of love!

    The 22-year-old singer and actress did her best impression of her BFF while visiting the iHeartRadio studio earlier this week. Gomez, whose new single "Good For You" debuted on Monday, definitely nailed the hair flip and dramatic concert pose.

    The video also includes a quick Shakira impression and a clip of Gomez's other hidden talent: spitting gum in the air and catching it in her mouth.

    Gomez recently got some quality time with Swift (and her signature performance style) while costarring in the action-packed video for "Bad Blood."

    Arsyn @taylorswift #badbloodmusicvideo

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    After the "Game of Thrones" Season 5 finale, you probably stopped speculating over one of the show's biggest mysteries. But wait, don't give up just yet because it might finally be revealed.

    Spoiler alert for "Game of Thrones" Season 5 and the books.

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    Since Jon Snow's shocking death in the final moments of the Season 5 finale, fans have theorized if it was really a death, whether we can expect to see Kit Harington again and if so, how. If Jon was actually killed off with no intentions of returning, that would likely mean "Thrones" wouldn't waste time revealing his parentage, which continues to be one of the biggest questions in both the show and George R.R. Martin's books. Thanks to some new casting information for Season 6 though, we may finally find out who Jon's mom and dad are next year.

    In addition to the Season 6 casting info revealed last month, Watchers On the Wall has obtained more details behind the new characters HBO is looking to cast. According to the fansite, one casting description in particular hints at a book character who may be associated with Jon's origin story. The character name is "Legendary Fighter" and is described by WotW as follows:

    "A man in his thirties or forties who is a great swordsman and a paragon of knighthood. He carries a hugely famous sword on his back. The show is seeking a very impressive swordsman for the role- the best in Europe, for a week of filming fight scenes for a season 6 role. His ethnicity/race isn’t specified, unlike many other roles."


    As Vanity Fair and Redditor TheWarPelican both speculate, this could be Arthur Dayne, a character from Martin's books who has long been dead by the time the series starts. In the books, Dayne was a famed sword fighter and member of King Aerys II Targaryen's Kingsguard. The warrior was dubbed Sword of the Morning for carrying the great sword Dawn on his back. But how does this relate to Jon Snow?

    If Dayne is in fact included in Season 6, "Thrones" could flashback to his battle against Ned Stark at the Tower of Joy. In the books, Dayne was a friend of Rhaegar Targaryen and helped him "kidnap" Lyanna Stark, Ned's sister -- you may remember Sansa and Littlefinger discussing them briefly in Season 5. Later on, Dayne and two other men of the Kingsguard stood outside of the Tower of Joy, where Lyanna was being held and slowly dying.

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    When Ned and a group of men arrived to rescue her, a battle broke out, leaving Dayne dead. Once Ned reached his sister in the tower, he made her an unspecified promise before she died. While no one knows what exactly that promise was, proponents of the R + L = J theory believe that Ned found Lyanna dying with her baby, took the child and promised to protect it. According to the theory, that baby was Jon Snow, son of Rhaegar and Lyanna. If "Thrones" is casting Dayne, we may just get a flashback to this battle scene, which would also mean the return of Sean Bean (which the actor has often teased).

    Beyond this, the series also hinted at Jon's mother and father in Season 5, which would prove futile if the story is never revealed on screen. In Episode 4, "Sons of the Harpy," Jon's history is alluded to multiple times when Sansa and Littlefinger discuss Lyanna and Rhaegar (as mentioned above), when Stannis shows doubt that Ned slept with a prostitute, hinting that Ned may not be Jon's father after all, and when Melisandre alludes to the possibility of Jon having King's Blood.

    Yet still, what does this mean about Jon's fate? Will Harington return?

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    A few more clues seem to point to this possibility. One, which we already covered in depth, is that Jon's eyes may have flickered colors during his death scene, possibly hinting at him warging out of his body. Another is the cast members that have been announced to appear at the "Thrones" Comic-Con panel this year. Oddly enough, showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff are not expected to make an appearance and, less surprisingly, neither is Harington. Are Weiss and Benioff opting out of the convention to avoid questions about Jon?

    Another hint is the final Beautiful Death poster, artwork that HBO commissions to depict the major character deaths in each episode. The last one released was of Stannis' death, however there wasn't a poster made for Jon Snow. This may be HBO's way of sneakily hinting that Jon isn't truly dead.

    If you're still not convinced Harington might return to the show, one fan from Ireland may change your mind. Redditor AnakinGabriel found a post in a Song of Ice and Fire Facebook group from a fan claiming they recently ran into Harington in Belfast. When the fan asked for a picture, Harington reportedly said he was forbidden to take pictures since the media can't know he's in Belfast, where "Thrones" is filmed. Was Harington just hanging out in Northern Ireland for fun, or is he secretly filming more Jon Snow scenes? The truth is, we know nothing.

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    Happy birthday, "4"!

    June 24 marks the fourth birthday of Beyoncé's fourth studio album, "4." The album, released in 2011, was a huge achievement for the superstar known as Queen Bey.



    "4" marked a professional shift in Beyoncé's life. After years under her father's management, both as a member of Destiny's Child and as a solo artist, she finally stepped aside to carve her own creative path.

    "I believe that parents prepare their kids for the moment that they're on their own: at this point, I'm taking everything my dad and my mother have taught me, and I'm able to do things my way," she told Billboard that year. "We were at a point where we'd learned so much from each other, and now it's exciting for me to do this on my own and hire my own team. I've started managing myself."



    Beyoncé recorded more than 60 songs during the creative process leading up to "4," per Billboard, and found inspiration from Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti, 90s R&B, Florence + the Machine and a trip to Egypt.



    Fans had a hand in it, too.

    “The fans have named the album '4,'" ­she explained to W! magazine in 2011, weeks before the album's completion. “And four is my favorite number. It’s an important number in my life: the date of my birthday, my mom’s birthday, my husband’s birthday, the day I got married. Barack Obama is the 44th president, and I performed ‘At Last’ by Etta James at his inauguration.”



    The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart and stayed there for two weeks, setting the tone with songs about female empowerment and independence, like "Best Thing I Never Had" and "Run The World (Girls)."

    "I try to write songs and sing songs that we as women need to hear," she said during an interview for "Good Morning America" with Robin Roberts. "I know sometimes it's hard to realize how amazing we are. I'm very happy to be able to do that to women around the world."



    Since the number four holds a special meaning for Beyoncé, it's only right to celebrate "4" on its fourth birthday and all its timeless fierceness.

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Bobbi Kristina Brown has been moved to hospice care after months in the hospital, and a lawsuit has been filed against her partner.


    In a statement Wednesday, her aunt Pat Houston said Whitney Houston's daughter's condition has worsened.


    "Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition has continued to deteriorate," the statement read. "As of today, she has been moved into hospice care."


    Brown, 22, was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her Atlanta area home Jan. 31. She underwent surgery to replace her breathing tube with a tracheostomy tube in February.


    "We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God's hands now," the statement read on behalf of the Houston family.


    A lawsuit filed Wednesday against Brown's partner, Nick Gordon, accused him of being physically and emotionally abusive toward Brown, misrepresenting the nature of their relationship and taking money from her without authorization.


    Bedilia Hargrove, a court-appointed conservator for Brown, sued Gordon in Fulton County Superior Court and is seeking at least $10 million in damages.


    Gordon is accused of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, unjust enrichment and conversion.


    The complaint says after Brown was in a medically induced coma, Gordon stole more than $11,000 from her bank account.


    Calls to Gordon's attorney weren't returned.


    Brown is also the daughter of singer Bobby Brown. He, along with Pat Houston, were appointed co-guardians of Brown last month.


    Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in hotel bathtub on Feb. 11, 2012 and died shortly after. Pat Houston, the musical icon's sister-in-law and manager, was appointed administrator of the trust fund Whitney Houston set up for her daughter.


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    Associated Press writer Phillip Lucas contributed to this story.

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    Most episodes of reality shows about rescuing troubled businesses -- "Kitchen Nightmares," "Bar Rescue," "Tabatha Takes Over" -- follow a story arc as reassuringly predictable as those in "Law & Order." In the first act, the ornery expert comes into the business and finds a plethora of problems. In the second act, the expert tries to convince the business owner to change, but outside advice is resisted. And in the third act, the business owner finally sees the error of their ways, follows the host's advice and finds tremendous success.

    But what happens after the cameras stop rolling? In the case of Gordon Ramsay's "Kitchen Nightmares," at least, the restaurants often fail.

    We know this because the straightforwardly named "Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares Blog" tracks the success and failure of restaurants after they appear on the show. The blog's careful research reveals that a whopping 61 percent of all the restaurants that have ever been "saved" by Gordon Ramsay are now closed.

    Unsurprisingly, the failure rate is highest for restaurants that were featured on the show longest ago; all but two of the restaurants on the first two seasons of the American "Kitchen Nightmares" are now closed. And just six of the 21 restaurants featured on the British version, which ended in 2009, remain open. Of those six survivors, just three are still owned by the same people who owned them when Ramsay stormed through their kitchens.

    The restaurant business is notoriously tough, so we shouldn't be too surprised that some place that was open and struggling back in 2004, when the U.K. "Kitchen Nightmares" premiered, has since shuttered. But it does take some of the magic out of shows like this. Then again, perhaps we should have stopped believing in that type of magic long ago.

    H/T Foodbeast




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    By Amber Kallor for Style.com.

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    The Material Girl has spurred many a beauty trend -- platinum dye jobs, bold brows and beauty marks, to name just three -- and at 56 years young, she doesn't show any signs of stopping. And when it comes to club-worthy hair and maquillage, Madge's message in her latest music video, "Bitch I'm Madonna," is clear: "We go hard or we go home."

    While her iconic, oversize bows make an appearance on the underage party girls in the opening scene, the legend also explores many a recent backstage beauty phenomenon, including black lips (à la Giles' Fall '15 show) and candy-colored hair (embraced by many a model on the runway and red carpet). Whether you're hitting the elevator right up to the rooftop at The Standard or dancing under the flashing lights with Alexander Wang, the Queen of Pop provides plenty of options for stealing the spotlight and blowing up the house tonight. Here, 10 looks to try before you pop bottles and swim in the hotel pool with your clothes on.

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    A white headband instantly recalls The Virgin Tour days and keeps hair off your face when you're getting freaky on the dance floor. For even more of a statement, tie a crisp, cotton scarf into an extra-large bow, like the head wraps seen at Giambattista Valli's Fall '14 Couture show.

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    Got dark circles from a long string of late nights? Skip the concealer and reach for glitter like Miley Cyrus.

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    We ruled ombré as a hair color trend that is on its way out, but if anyone can make it feel fresh again, it's Madge. Hot-pink ends the same color as a studded leather jacket or your Barbie-themed Moschino ensemble make a dip-dye job feel shiny and new.

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    Bathing is a must before you get sweaty at the club, but doing it with a saucy ponytail, pasties and a friend is entirely optional.

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    A matchy-matchy beauty moment works when it includes doorknocker earrings, fuchsia lipstick and Katy Perry.

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    Electric eyeliner and crimson lips -- Rita Ora demonstrates that overdosing on color is a risk worth taking.

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    Vampy pouts were spotted on the runway at Marc Jacobs, Giles and Emanuel Ungaro this season, but this duo makes a strong case for slicking on black before turning up the bass.

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    Nicki Minaj's Pepto-pink wig looks strangely familiar...likely because model Fernanda Ly rocked the same cut and color on Louis Vuitton's runway first. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?

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    Grillz: Love 'em or hate 'em, mouth jewelry provides no shortage of flash.

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    For a subtler approach, look to Beyoncé's cameo for direction: Flawless skin, strategically placed highlighter and a wash of gold-tinged gloss is guaranteed to turn heads.




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    Kim Kardashian makes her annual visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art with the Met Gala, but it's really not enough since fine art and Kim K just go together, right?

    Thankfully, the clever people over at Sid Lee have created a tumblr that perfectly blends the two, creating true pop art.

    Using the reality star's book of selfies, "Selfish," the creative services firm has transformed classic works, including "Cleopatra" by William Wetmore Story, "Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist," by Andrea Solario, "Madonna and Child," by Francesco Granacci and "The Source," by Gustave Courbet, into something the 34-year-old would definitely share with her 37.1 million followers on Instagram:

    http://kimatthemuseum.tumblr.com/post/121221134410/madonna-and-child-francesco-granacci-c1520


    http://kimatthemuseum.tumblr.com/post/121941341390/the-fifteen-mysteries-and-the-virgin-of-the


    http://kimatthemuseum.tumblr.com/post/121941323410/the-source-gustave-courbet-1862-gallery-811


    For more, head over to Kim K at the Museum.

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    You simply can’t get more queer than John Waters, director of "Pink Flamingos," "Polyester," "Serial Mom" and "Hairspray," and a man who made an international movie star of the late drag queen Divine, and launched the cult comeback of the formerly closeted Hollywood heartthrob Tab Hunter.

    But Waters, whose national bestseller, Carsick, is now in paperback, says he never actually came out as gay -- because no one ever asked.



    “I was on the cover of some magazine called Gay News or Gay Times -- I don’t remember what it was -- in 1972, but not because I came out -- but because it was the only person to ask me to be on the cover,” he said in an interview with me on SiriusXM Progress. “And a lot of magazines, including The Advocate, did an interview and said, ‘The most out director,’ but they never had the nerve to ask me if I was gay. They thought it was -- like my parents –- it was something worse than gay. So a lot of people never asked if I was gay because they were afraid I’d say, 'No, I’m a necrophiliac' -- which, even that, that’s just fear of performance.”

    Waters also talked about the commencement speech he gave last month to graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he weighed in on “trigger warnings,” a term that has become ubiquitous on many college campuses.



    “Trigger warnings! My whole life is a trigger warning,” he said. “A trigger warning is when you say, ‘I might be saying something that might question your values.’ I thought that’s why you went to college! I didn’t think you might have to warn somebody, ‘You might have to think here. So this is a trigger warning.’ I really want to change my name to Trigger Warning. I think it’s a great drag king name.”

    Waters said he was tickled to be asked to give advice to the students and receive an honorary degree.

    “I was the commencement speaker and they made me a doctor,” he enthused. “I got thrown out of every school I ever went to, so it was great. They gave me -- it was like the scarecrow at the end of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ – I got the Doctor of Fine Arts, which, immediately I said, ‘My fee went up. I’m writing oxytocin prescriptions. And I want tenure.”



    Waters said he explained to the students and their parents that that not all rich people are bad, and that being rich, for him, means not having to hang around “with a**holes.”

    “My definition of being rich is – There are two things that make you rich,” he explained. “You can buy every book you want without looking at the price. I am that rich -- well, I don’t buy the Gideon verse Bible -- and secondly, you’re never around assholes. And I’m not. And it took me -- I’m 69 -- it too me 50-something years to get to that position in my life, that you never are around assholes. That’s power.“

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    Shia LaBeouf sustained a head injury on Tuesday night following an accident on the set of his upcoming film.

    According to TMZ, the "Nymphomaniac" actor reportedly injured himself while putting his head through a glass window during a scene for Andrea Arnold’s drama "American Honey." LaBeouf was reportedly taken to a nearby hospital in North Dakota, where he received 20 stitches and 13 staples to his head and index finger, according to the TMZ report.

    LaBeouf's reps confirmed to The Huffington Post that production sought out medical attention as protocol. The actor was sent home afterward and is due back on set on Thursday.

    For more, head to TMZ.

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    Rapper Nas has recorded music addressing social issues that affect the black community, so it’s no surprise that the veteran lyricist has chimed in on the current state of race relations in America.

    On Monday, the 41-year-old highlighted the country’s ongoing battle with racial inequality on Instagram.

    “This is BIGGER than BLACK and WHITE. This is about America selling a false dream,” he wrote, for his 1.1 million followers to see. “Now we've obviously progressed since the inception of this nation but we took our eye off the ball and it feels as though things are moving backwards. As a black man, I find it difficult to understand that our biggest export (our American culture) comes from us.”

    The New York-native went on to add: “I don't have all the answers nor do I believe anyone does, but we need to have conversations around how to improve as a nation. How do we show any ounce of progress that keeps hope alive. This is too big of a problem to be solved overnight but there needs to be some questions answered to get things back on the track of righteousness.”

    America has spent so much time, money & resources fighting wars abroad and completely fell asleep at the wheel of the war brewing within our cities, neighborhoods & blocks. We are supposed to stand for freedom & equal opportunity. That's supposed to mean MORE than just words but the actions of late just don't speak to what we are supposed to stand for. This is BIGGER than BLACK and WHITE. This is about America selling a false dream. Now we've obviously progressed since the inception of this nation but we took our eye off the ball and it feels as though things are moving backwards. As a black man, I find it difficult to understand that our biggest export (our American culture) comes from us. The people in the streets... The way the world dresses, talks, what they listen to, what they watch... That all comes from us. How can we be the ones responsible for America's biggest export & fear for our lives like we shouldn't belong here. I don't have all the answers nor do I believe anyone does, but we need to have conversations around how to improve as a nation. How do we show any ounce of progress that keeps hope alive. This is too big of a problem to be solved overnight but there needs to be some questions answered to get things back on the track of righteousness. Amazing people died for this country. We owe it to the past, present & future to come together and move this country in the right direction. This is my home just like it is anyone else's. RIP CRISPUS ATTUCKS. FIRST MAN TO DIE IN AMERICA's FREEDOM WAR & HE WAS BLACK! GOD BLESS EVERY OUNCE OF INNOCENT BLOOD SHED FOR THIS NATION & MY FAMILY.

    A photo posted by Nasir Jones (@nas) on






    Recently, Nas has been very vocal about his social views. After last week's church massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, the rapper told Vibe that, "Racism is rotting America." Back in January, he told GQ how police misconduct exposes America's weakness to the world.

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    Hilaria Baldwin made headlines last week when she shared a photo of her post-birth "baby bump" on Instagram, along with an empowering message about body image.

    "I have been planning on doing post belly photos but didn't know if I was gonna have the guts to actually follow through," she wrote in the caption. "I hope you understand my intention here: I believe it is important to accept and love our form after going through a bit of a battle bringing life into this world."

    The yoga instructor and "Extra" correspondent, who gave birth to her second child with Alec Baldwin on June 17, received many supportive messages from Instagram users. But Baldwin later claimed that there were also several comments speculating about her method of delivery because of the slightly obscured view of her stomach and the length of time she stayed in the hospital.

    Just two days after sharing the original selfie, the mom posted a new Instagram photo in which she addressed the speculation.

    1) I apologize for the weird post and I want to say I am grateful for all the concern I have read on my photo comments. I know they are coming from a good place. 2) This is for those of you who are getting into some pretty serious arguments with each other about if I had a c section or not...this should clear it up: as you can see from this pic, I did not have a c section. 3) The other question has been speculation as to why I stayed in the hospital a few days. Rafael came a little early (nothing extreme) so we just wanted to stay an extra night and make sure all is ok. Due dates are estimates and he came out a healthy weight. I'm actually lucky because given another few weeks, he would have been HUGE! 4) We are overjoyed that we have a healthy little boy and also that I am feeling well. I can never repay my doctor and the nurses who cared for Rafa and me. I'm eternally grateful.

    A photo posted by Hilaria Thomas Baldwin (@hilariabaldwin) on






    "This is for those of you who are getting into some pretty serious arguments with each other about if I had a c section or not," she wrote in the caption for the photo, in which she reveals her scar-less midsection from the front. "This should clear it up: as you can see from this pic, I did not have a c section. "

    While many news outlets quickly reported the news of Hilaria Baldwin's confirmed vaginal delivery, others responded to her announcement with an important question:

    "Regardless of the number of negative comments, why does Baldwin feel the need to prove anything?" Yahoo Parenting writer Rachel Bertsche asked in her article about the photo.

    The response speaks to the scrutiny and stigma that still surrounds C-section birth today. “Some people are so engrossed in the details of the labor and delivery they want that they lose sight of the fact that in the end, the goal is to have a healthy baby and for the mom to be healthy,” Midwest Center for Women's Healthcare OB-GYN Dr. Amy Henriott told Yahoo Parenting. Henriott noted that the rising C-section rate in the U.S. has led to a greater push to avoid the procedure when possible, as it comes a risk of complications and longer recovery.

    However, she added, "Doctors want patients to have vaginal births, because we want to avoid medical intervention as much as possible, but if that’s what it comes down to, that’s OK.”

    The somewhat negative attitude surrounding C-section birth today has led to many blog posts and photo series to support mothers who did not delivery vaginally.

    When photographer Keri-Anne Dilworth documented a mother's C-section birth, she told The Huffington Post that she hoped her photos would help break down some of the stigma. "I hope that people will see that ALL manners of birth are beautiful, that no matter how your child is birthed into the world that the moment deserves respect and is special," she said.

    Indeed, it's the result, not the method of delivery, that matters most.



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    While we're still in the midst of the summer TV season and avoiding the heat with "True Detective" and the remaining episodes of "Hannibal," there's also fall TV to look forward to. With new shows like "Supergirl," ABC's "The Muppets" reboot and the TV adaptation of "Limitless," plus new seasons of your favorite shows, there's plenty to keep your DVRs busy.

    Here's when new and returning shows premiere this fall:

    Monday, Sept. 14
    "Dancing with the Stars" 8:00 p.m. ET (ABC)

    Tuesday, Sept. 15
    "Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris" 10:00 p.m. ET (NBC)

    Monday, Sept. 21
    "The Big Bang Theory" 8:00 p.m. ET (CBS)
    "The Voice" 8:00 p.m. ET (NBC)
    "Life in Pieces" 8:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
    "Scorpion" 9:00 p.m. ET (CBS)
    "Blindspot" 10:00 p.m. ET (NBC)
    "Castle" 10:00 p.m. ET (ABC)
    "NCIS: Los Angeles" 10:00 p.m. ET (CBS)

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    "The Muppets"


    Tuesday, Sept. 22
    "The Muppets" 8:00 p.m. ET (ABC)
    "NCIS" 8:00 p.m. ET (CBS)
    "Fresh Off the Boat" 8:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
    "Dancing with the Stars: Results Show" 9:00 p.m. ET (ABC)
    "NCIS: New Orleans" 9:00 p.m. ET (CBS)
    "Limitless" 10:00 p.m. ET (CBS)

    Wednesday, Sept. 23
    "The Middle" 8:00 p.m. ET (ABC)
    "The Mysteries of Laura" 8:00 p.m. ET (NBC)
    "Survivor" 8:00 p.m. ET (CBS)
    "The Goldbergs" 8:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
    "Law & Order: SVU" 9:00 p.m. ET (NBC)
    "Modern Family" 9:00 p.m. ET (ABC)
    "Black-ish" 9:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
    "Nashville" 10:00 p.m. ET (ABC)

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    "Heroes Reborn"


    Thursday, Sept. 24
    "Grey's Anatomy" 8:00 p.m. ET (ABC)
    "Heroes Reborn" 8:00 p.m. ET (NBC)
    "The Blacklist" 9:00 p.m. ET (NBC)
    "Scandal" 9:00 p.m. ET (ABC)
    "How to Get Away with Murder" 10:00 p.m ET (ABC)
    "The Player" 10:00 p.m. ET (NBC)

    Friday, Sept. 25
    "The Amazing Race" 8:00 p.m. ET (CBS)
    "Last Man Standing" 8:00 p.m. ET (ABC)
    "Hawaii Five-0" 9:00 p.m. ET (CBS)
    "Shark Tank" 9:00 p.m. ET (ABC)
    "Blue Bloods" 10:00 p.m. ET (CBS)

    Saturday, Sept. 26
    "48 Hours" 10:00 p.m. ET (CBS)

    Sunday, Sept. 27
    "60 Minutes" 7:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
    "Once Upon a Time" 8:00 p.m. ET (ABC)
    "Blood & Oil" 9:00 p.m. ET (ABC)
    "Quantico" 10:00 p.m. ET (ABC)

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    "Blood & Oil"


    Tuesday, Sept. 29
    "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." 9:00 p.m. ET (ABC)
    "Beyond the Tank" 10:00 p.m. ET (ABC)

    Wednesday, Sept. 30
    "Criminal Minds" 9:00 p.m. ET (CBS)
    "Chicago P.D." 10:00 p.m. ET (NBC)
    "Code Black" 10:00 p.m. ET (CBS)

    Friday, Oct. 2
    "Dr. Ken" 8:30 p.m. ET (ABC)

    Sunday, Oct. 4
    "Madam Secretary" 8:00 p.m. ET (CBS)
    "The Good Wife" 9:00 p.m. ET (CBS)
    "CSI: Cyber" 10:00 p.m. ET (CBS)

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    "The Flash"


    Tuesday, Oct. 6
    "The Flash" 8:00 p.m. ET (The CW)
    "iZombie" 9:00 p.m. ET (The CW)

    Wednesday, Oct. 7
    "Arrow" 8:00 p.m. ET (The CW)
    "Supernatural" 9:00 p.m. ET (The CW)

    Thursday, Oct. 8
    "The Vampire Diaries" 8:00 p.m. ET (The CW)
    "The Originals" 9:00 p.m. ET (The CW)

    Friday, Oct. 9
    "Reign" 8:00 p.m. ET (The CW)
    "Undateable" 8:00 p.m. ET (NBC)
    "America's Next Top Model" 8:00 p.m. ET (The CW)

    undateable
    "Undateable"


    Tuesday, Oct. 13
    "Chicago Fire" 10:00 p.m. ET (NBC)

    Friday, Oct. 16
    "People Are Talking" 8:30 p.m. ET (NBC)

    Monday, Oct. 19
    "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" 8:00 p.m. ET (The CW)
    "Jane the Virgin" 9:00 p.m. ET (The CW)

    supergirl
    "Supergirl"


    Monday, Oct. 26
    "Supergirl" 8:30 p.m. ET (CBS)

    Tuesday, Oct. 27
    "Wicked City" 10:00 p.m. ET (ABC)

    Friday, Oct. 30
    "Grimm" 9:00 p.m. ET (NBC)

    Thursday, Nov. 5
    "Mom" 9:00 p.m. ET (CBS)
    "Angel From Hell" 9:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
    "Elementary" 10:00 p.m. ET (CBS)

    Tuesday, Nov. 10
    "Chicago Med" 10:00 p.m. ET (NBC)

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    Mom and musician Kimberly Henderson gained a following back in December after her gorgeous lullaby cover of Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know" went viral.

    Seven months and countless media appearances later, Henderson is back in the spotlight for a different reason. On June 19, the mother of four shared a selfie that shows off her "imperfect" stomach -- stretch marks and all.

    Everyone always compliments me on how I have such a "perfect" body after 4 kids. I decided to upload this pic and leave...

    Posted by Kimberly Henderson on Thursday, June 18, 2015




    "I decided to upload this pic and leave my belly 'unedited' 'unphotoshopped' because I used to struggle with accepting my body after kids," she wrote in the caption. "I used to have a six pack before my babies.. And now even though I work out I know its not going to make my loose skin tight.. Or my stretch marks disappear ever lol and I'm ok with that because everyday I get to wake up to four beautiful smiling faces and I'm reminded that they are worth this flabby belly and they are worth these stretch marks."

    Henderson also opened up about her body image struggles as a young mom comparing herself to other girls her age. "I'm not trying to say I have it worse than anyone else," she said, adding that she just wanted to share an empowering message with her fellow moms: "[Y]our body is beautiful... BECAUSE we ARE moms and we ARE superheroes and we freakin ROCK and in my opinion that is sexier than any six pack!"

    As of Wednesday afternoon, the Facebook post had over 110,000 likes and thousands of comments. Henderson told The Huffington Post that she was touched by the large influx of positive comments, especially seeing "so many women and MEN lifting each other up about their bodies," she said.

    The musician said she was inspired to post the photo in response to the many comments she often receives from fans and friends about how "perfect" her post-baby body was. "Because of my thin figure people don't think I have imperfections or insecurities," she told HuffPost. "I wanted to show other women that I am just like them -- stretch marks, loose skin."

    "I can embrace that because to me being sexy is being confident in your own skin," she continued. "A mother's body is beautiful and we all have insecurities."

    After years of struggling with body image and refusing to wear anything but a one-piece bathing suit to the beach, Henderson said she's finally reached a point of being content with her appearance. "I realized that being 'perfect' is being imperfect. I wanted to empower other women to do the same!" And, she added, she now proudly wears bikinis. "If I hide [my stomach] that means I'm ashamed and I have nothing to be ashamed about."

    The singer, who will be going to London, Los Angeles, Nashville to work on new music this summer, hopes she can help her fans feel more confident as a show of gratitude for all the support they've shown her as she pursues her dreams in the music world. "And I hope I can be someone REAL they can look up to as an musical artist, a mother and a person."

    H/T BuzzFeed



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