'Girls' 2.04 Recap: 'Hannah's Diary'

May 7th, 2012 12:55pm EDT
Girls
After three straight weeks of home runs, I really, really disliked the latest episode of "Girls."

Not that things have taken a dour 180. On the contrary, there's still plenty of hope nestled in the footnotes. It's a show with an impressive cast and characters with weight. I still cared about Marnie's happiness and Shoshanna's sexuality and even Charlie's bald head by the end. But the overwhelming excitement I got from the opening chapters fell quiet for this unimpressive half-hour, when broad commentary stood in for subtle discomfort.

As it goes, my favorite character in the first three e...
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Beastie Boys 'Ad-Rock' And 'Mike D' Thank Fans In Support Over Adam Yauch's Death

May 7th, 2012 12:15pm EDT
Adam Yauch
Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz And Mike 'Mike D' Diamond have both reached out to their fans following the loss of their friend and bandmate Adam 'MCA' Yauch, who at the age of 47 lost his three year battle with cancer on Friday.

In a post on the Beastie Boys official Tumblr blog Horovitz wrote, " as you can imagine, sh!t is just fkd up right now. but i wanna say thank you to all our friends and family (which are kinda one in the same) for all the love and support. i’m glad to know that all the love that Yauch has put out into the world is coming right back at him. thank you." The post is accomp...
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Justin Bieber Finishes High School

May 7th, 2012 11:42am EDT
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is done with high school homework. The pop star has completed his schooling.

The singer spent years balancing private tutoring with his concert tours and recording sessions, but now his hard work has paid off because the 18 year old is officially done with school.

He told Australia's Daily Telegraph, "I just finished high school. I passed my test - I'm free! It was hard doing school and work every day."

Bieber's achievement comes at a good time - he's due to begin promoting his third album Believe after it hits shelves next month.
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Country Singer Jake Owen Marries His 'Best Friend,' Posts Photo On Twitter

May 7th, 2012 11:38am EDT
Jake Owen & his wife
Merely one month after getting engaged, country music star Jake Owen married his girlfriend Lacey Buchanan in Florida.

The pair got engaged on Easter (April 8) after Owen proposed onstage during a concert in his native Vero Beach, Fla. This morning the singer revealed he and Buchanan tied the knot in a dawn ceremony on the sand at Vero Beach.

He posted a photo on twitter and wrote, "A best friend for life. I now have a wifey :) my face hurts from smiling. What a wonderful way to start the rest of my life."

It was an eventful weekend for the singer. On Saturday he was handcuffed by police...
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Mark Ruffalo's Twitter Account Hacked

May 7th, 2012 11:09am EDT
Mark Ruffalo
An imposter hacked into "The Avengers" star Mark Ruffalo's twitter account on Sunday night, posting messages about about credit card debt and sex tips. The hacker also linked to images of Sportswear Illustrated model Kate Upton and "the best booties" in Hollywood.

The taunted the actor, writing, "I hope you will resolve your passwords. Your account hacked because passwords set very stupid LOL."

In response, Ruffalo was considering hanging up his old handle, @Mruff221, and creating a new one.

In several posts, he wrote, "It's kind of hilarious me getting hacked today. I got to hand it to ...
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Jennifer Lopez Forgot The Words To Her Own Songs At Concerts While Pregnant

May 7th, 2012 11:00am EDT
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez stars in the new movie What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Her story involves a couple trying to adopt a baby. The film, based on the guidebook for pregnant mothers by Heidi Murkoff, got Lopez remembering her pregnancy. Fans at some of her live musical shows got to witness the effects of “pregnant brain.”

“I’m on tour, the song starts and I’m like, ‘Anybody know the lyrics to this song?’” Lopez said. “I totally forgot the lyrics to my own song. It’s like this is bad, but then I was like, ‘I’m pregnant, who cares?’”

The band kept playing while Lopez fumbled for the words. ...
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Dick Clark Honored At Memorial By Cast Of Stars

May 7th, 2012 10:48am EDT
Dick Clark
Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Fergie and Paul Stanley were among the stars who turned out to honour TV legend Dick Clark at a memorial service at his home in California last week.

The beloved entertainer passed away last month at the age of 82 after suffering a heart attack, and a host of famous faces turned out to remember Clark at a private tribute in the grounds of his Malibu mansion last Thursday.

More than three hundred friends and colleagues attended the service, including KISS bandmates Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, Reba McEntire, Fergie and her husband Josh Duhamel, Marie Osmond,...
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Kris Jenner Files Countersuit In Facelift Controversy

May 7th, 2012 10:37am EDT
Kris Jenner
Kardashian family matriarch Kris Jenner is taking legal action after she was accused of tarnishing the reputation of a cosmetics company she endorses by undergoing a facelift.

The reality TV star is countersuing bosses at B&P Company after they alleged she breached her contract as spokesperson for their anti-ageing eye cream products by going under the knife.

In her lawsuit, filed last month in Ohio, Kim Kardashian's mom claims the surgery did not affect her eye area or her ability to promote the brand.

She also maintains B&P chiefs are trying to exploit her operation, which was filmed f...
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Bollywood Actors Express Dismay Over India Slum Scene In 'The Avengers'

May 7th, 2012 10:19am EDT
The Avengers
Joss Whedon's The Avengers has drawn criticism from several Bollywood stars disappointed over the depiction of India in the superhero blockbuster.

The star-studded Marvel epic opens with scenes in which Hulk's alter ego Dr. Bruce Banner, played by Mark Ruffalo, hides in the slums of Kolkata curing lepers.

The film has opened well in the country but some members of India's film industry have expressed disappointment that the scenes, which were actually shot in New Mexico, zeroed in on squalor.

Actor Rituparna Sengupta tells The Hindustan Times, "Kolkata has a rich culture and heritage, an...
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Fan Slipped Into Mark Ruffalo's Car So He Could Give Artwork To 'Avengers' Co-Star

May 7th, 2012 10:01am EDT
Mark Ruffalo the Avengers
Mark Ruffalo had a surprising fan encounter following the Russian premiere of "The Avengers" when a woman jumped into his car and begged him to deliver her drawing to his co-star Tom Hiddleston.

Ruffalo gathered with his fellow castmates Hiddleston, Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson to launch the superhero epic in Russia last month, but he found himself cornered after one overzealous admirer hopped into his car as he was making his exit.

The star, who portrays Dr. Bruce Banner and his alter ego The Hulk in the film, assumed the female devotee's affe...
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