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Lena Dunham Responds To Book Tour Backlash By Paying Warm-Up Acts

September 30th, 2014 8:44am EDT
Lena Dunham
"Girls" star and creator Lena Dunham has promised to pay the opening acts on her book tour after she was slammed for expecting them to perform without compensation.

Dunham is kicking off her 12-day book tour on Tuesday to promote her autobiography "Not That Kind Of Girl," and planned to have local artists from each city perform prior to her appearances.

Gawker pointed out that Dunham wasn't paying for the warm-up acts even though her book has already generated $300,000 in sales.

In response to the criticism, Dunham wrote on Twitter: "As an artist raised by artists, no one believes more t...
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Netflix To Release First Original Film, A Sequel To 'Crouching Tiger'

September 30th, 2014 8:33am EDT
Netflix To Release First Original Film, A Sequel To 'Crouching T
Netflix is partnering with the Weinstein Company to release its first original movie - a sequel to martial arts film "Crouching Dragon, Hidden Dragon."

The original, directed by Ang Lee, grossed over $213 million worldwide following its release in 2000, and rumors about a follow-up began surfacing in 2013.

The sequel will be the first major motion picture to debut on Netflix. It will also be released in several Imax theaters, according to the New York Times.

According to the press release, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend echoes the themes of the original movie, but tell...
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Check Out National Geographic's New Series 'Live Free Or Die' Tonight

September 30th, 2014 5:54am EDT
Check Out National Geographic's New Series 'Live Free Or Die' To
While most people today are immersed in technology, making money, and the daily grind, there are those who refuse to live like everyone else and instead opt to go off the grid and live day by day.

The new National Geographic series "Live Free Or Die" centers on five individuals who choose to live in the backwoods and swamps of America without the constraints of modern day technology and conveniences. They choose to follow a primitive lifestyle without electricity, running water or the internet.

All they have is their intuition to survive.

In one segment, a couple talks about how they g...
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Prince To Live Stream New Solo Album And Debut 3rdEyeGirl LP From His Paisley Park Studios Tuesday Evening

September 29th, 2014 11:23pm EDT
Prince
Prince and his new group 3RDEYEGIRL are set to live stream the official album release party for the group's debut album, "PLECTUMELECTRUM" along with Prince's latest solo LP, "Art Official Age," on Yahoo Tuesday evening.

The event, which begins at 9:30pm (Central) on the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo and is dubbed "PLECTRUMELECTRUMARTOFFICIALAGE," will allow fans to get a behind-the-scenes look at the singer's legendary Paisley Park studio in Minnesota.

"Art Official Age" is being touted as "a classic Prince album" and was produced by Prince and Joshua Welton, while 3RDEYEGIRL's "classic b...
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George And Amal Make It Official With Civil Wedding Ceremony In Venice

September 29th, 2014 8:03pm EDT
George And Amal Make It Official With Civil Wedding Ceremony In
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin made their weekend wedding official on Monday in Venice, Italy.

The couple celebrated their nuptials at the Aman Canal Grande over the weekend, with a lavish wedding and several celebrity guests, including Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Bono and Cindy Crawford. The ceremony was officiated by former mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni, a pal of Clooney's.

Clooney, 53, and his bride, 36, had their union made official by Beltroni at Venice's 16th Century Cavalli Palace on Monday with a very brief civil formality and were spotted leaving minutes later by water taxi.

Th...
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Thom Yorke's 'Tomorrow's Modern Boxes' Sells Over 115,000 Copies On Day Of Release

September 29th, 2014 5:27pm EDT
Thom Yorke's 'Tomorrow's Modern Boxes' Sells Over 115,000 Copies
Radiohead singer Thom Yorke's latest solo album was downloaded over 116,000 times in just 24 hours following its release on Friday.

The singer decided to release "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes" via BitTorrent as an "experiment," Yorke said in a statement.

"It's an experiment to see if the mechanics of the (BitTorrent download) system are something that the general public can get its head around...," the statement read. "If it works well it could be an effective way of handing some control of internet commerce back to people who are creating the work.

Yorke feels that the medium of distribution...
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Amanda Bynes Arrested In L.A. Suburb, Charged With DUI

September 29th, 2014 3:42pm EDT
Amanda Bynes Arrested In L.A. Suburb, Charged With DUI
Amanda Bynes is back on the wrong side of the law again as the actress was pulled over by police in the Van Nuys neighborhood of Los Angeles, Calif., in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

The actress was spotted by a California Highway Patrol officer when she drove her Mercedes into an intersection and stopped, according to TMZ.com. The arresting officer took her to the police station around 4 a.m. to have her evaluated, where she was determined to be under the influence of at least one drug and booked on DUI charges. She was released on $15,000 bail around noon.

Amanda was back on the righ...
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New Pics: Kim And North West Wear Matching See-Thru Outfits In Paris, Avril Lavingne Celebrates 30 Alone & More!

September 29th, 2014 1:36pm EDT
Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian was spotted out in Paris Sunday, carrying daughter North West as they left the Givenchy fashion show with Kanye West.

The reality star flaunted her cleavage once again, something she's done a lot of during Paris Fashion Week, and wore a pair of sheer lace pants with a leather jacket draped over her shoulders.

Apparently no one told Kim the lingerie goes underneath the clothing.

Kim's daughter North wore a similar outfit to the fashion show. The three were joined by Kim's mom Kris Jenner to see sister Kendall Jenner walk the runway from the front row.

The Kardashians are g...
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Beyonce Has Brief Wardrobe Malfunction At Global Citizen Festival

September 29th, 2014 12:40pm EDT
Beyonce Has Brief Wardrobe Malfunction At Global Citizen Festiva
Beyonce had a quick wardrobe malfunction while performing alongside husband Jay Z at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City on Saturday.

Queen B's white blouse popped open during their performance of "Holy Grail," revealing a flesh-colored bra underneath.

The incident happened in the blink of an eye, but keen fans were able to capture the moment and post photos and video clips of it online.

Beyonce surprised fans by joining her husband on stage at the festival, which was organized to fight poverty.

The couple recently wrapped up their joint "On The Run" tour. It ended with a perfo...
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Celeb Selfies: Paris Hilton Rocks A Bikini & Thigh-High Boots, Miley Cyrus Gets Drunk And Goes Topless & Lots More!

September 29th, 2014 10:40am EDT
Celeb Selfies: Paris Hilton Rocks A Bikini & Thigh-High Boots, M
Paris Hilton may be dee-jaying overseas a lot lately, but the socialite still has plenty of time to show off her sexy body on Instagram. Last week Paris posted numerous sexy shots, including a hot lingerie pic and a behind-the-scenes shot from a photo shoot wearing a sizzling black bondage-inspired one-piece with a pair of thigh-high boots.

We have to borrow one of her own quotes for the photo: "that's hot!"

Last week Paris reportedly made $2.7 million on her DJ tour in just four days. She followed that up by dropping $230K on cocktails for pals in New York City.

Miley Cyrus shared a top...
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