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Date: Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 00:05

Matthew McConaughey may be out of Magic Mike XXL, but Jada Pinkett Smith is in.

The Gotham actress confirmed her role in the Magic Mike sequel — starring Channing Tatum and directed by Gregory Jacobs — on Monday morning while on The Queen Latifah Show.

"Yes, you know, Channing and Gregory and Warner Bros. really took a chance," she told Queen Latifah. "There was a character written for a male that they wanted to turn into a female." Will she be dancing? No, she said, "not one of those [characters]! I can't really reveal it yet, but I'm excited about it."

Pinkett Smith joins new cast addition Amber Heard, alongside Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Alex Pettyfer and Gabriel Iglesias of the first film. The sequel, which began production several weeks ago and was co-written by Tatum and Reid Carolin, checks back in with the group of male strippers. The first film's director, Steven Soderbergh, is returning as editor and cinematographer (though under his pseudonyms Mary Ann Bernard and Peter Andrews, respectively).

The actress noted she's completely comfortable with all the men on set. "I'm used to being around beefcake like that because you know who I live with!" she joked, in reference to Will Smith. "I'm used to that kind of beefcake-ness in my environment. I can handle it!"

Magic Mike XXL will dance into theaters July 1, 2015.

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Date: Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 23:37

"Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland just got a temporary restraining order against her ex-BF -- claiming the guy choked her, pushed her and threatened her life ... and her TV mom witnessed some of the abuse.

TMZ has obtained court docs filed by Hyland -- who plays Haley Dunphy -- in which she claims her ex Matthew Prokop terrorized her both verbally and physically during the last 4 years of their relationship.

According to the docs, Prokop -- an actor who once appeared on "Modern Family" -- pinned Hyland against a car during an argument about her outfit back in May and unleashed hell ... calling her "c**t, c**t, c**t" and choking her.

Hyland says in the docs, "His grip was so tight that I could not breathe or speak. I was scared and in fear for my life."

Sarah says she suffered injuries to her voice -- and had a "very sore throat following this event."

In the docs, Hyland says she knew she was in an abusive relationship -- and asked her TV mom Julie Bowen to come to her house to help "peacefully end the relationship."

Hyland says she had purchased a plane ticket to send Matthew back to his home in Texas -- but when Matthew arrived to the home and saw Julie (along with others), he freaked out ... "ran outside into the backyard and began screaming."

Hyland says Prokop threw a lighter at her -- and that's when Julie stepped in and told Sarah to get out of the house because she wasn't safe around Prokop.

In the docs, Hyland says Prokop also threatened to set one of her homes on fire -- and threatened that she would never see her dog again.

After Hyland broke up with Prokop, she claims he "relentlessly bombarded me with vile, threatening and emotionally disturbing texts and voice mails including his own suicide threats."

Hyland says Prokop entered a rehab facility in August -- but he got out on Sept. 21st ... and claims the director of the facility contacted her and told her it would be in her best interest to get a restraining order against him due to his mental state and attitude against her.

Hyland took his advice -- and an L.A. judge granted a temporary restraining order ... requiring Prokop to stay at least 100 yards away from Sarah and her dog at all times.

We reached out to Prokop and his people for comment -- so far no word back.

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Date: Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 23:33

ever since someone in the YouTube comments said Sofia with Jimmy's mouth looks like Dylan O'Brien I can't help but see the same exact thing lol
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Date: Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 22:44

Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will embark on a 27-date North American headlining tour in the spring. The trek will launch in New York City on April 9, hit three Canadian cities plus Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, then close out in Silver Springs, Maryland on May 14. Support at all dates will come from Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN.

Commented NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala: "Our work on the new album has been going with serious productive speed and comfortable ease at the same time. It's going to be great to get it out to you and play these pieces live. And with this announcement, it will obviously happen quite soon!

"Here are the dates for the North American shows. Come on over and we'll raise hell and kick some arses together!"

NIGHTWISH 2015 tour dates with DELAIN:

Apr. 09 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
Apr. 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
Apr. 11 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
Apr. 13 - Quebec City, QC - Capitole Theatre
Apr. 14 - Toronto - Phoenix Concert Theatre
Apr. 16 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
Apr. 17 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
Apr. 18 - Chicago, IL - Concorde Music Hall
Apr. 19 - Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
Apr. 21 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Apr. 22 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
Apr. 24 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
Apr. 25 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre
Apr. 26 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
Apr. 28 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
Apr. 30 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
May 01 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek theatre
May 02 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
May 03 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
May 05 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory
May 06 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
May 08 - Orlando, FL - House Of Blues
May 09 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
May 11 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Work
May 12 - Louisville, KY - Expo Five
May 13 - Charlotte, NC - Filmore
May 14 - Silver Springs, MD - Filmore

(No Seattle date. Tuomas must have heard all your insults, Comalies ;))

Longtime NIGHTWISH drummer Jukka Nevalainen is sitting out the recording sessions for the group's new CD due to health issues; Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN, SWALLOW THE SUN, TREES OF ETERNITY) has replaced him.

NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main composer Tuomas Holopainen recently spent two and half weeks in Hattula, Finland with the band's producer/crew member Tero "TeeCee" Kinnunen recording a demo of the songs that will appear on NIGHTWISH's next studio album, the first to feature Dutch singer Floor Jansen.

Asked in a recent interview with Sweden's Metalshrine what Floor Jansen will bring to the next NIGHTWISH album, Tuomas said: "She [will] bring a lot of interpretations, some arrangements and positive energy for sure, but she [will] not [be] included in the songwriting process. She told me that the first time around, she has [her side project] REVAMP and Marco [Hietala, bass/vocals] and I will do just fine for now."

Speaking to Germany's EMP Rock Invasion at the end of last year, Floor stated about the songwriting process for the next NIGHTWISH album: "I think it's more like it's always been. So Tuomas is gonna start writing. And how it's gonna evolve later on, we'll see. But I don't feel the necessity of me being an active songwriting member, because the music is so good. It's about the songs and the music that goes first and not about my ego wanting to join like that. But if I can participate or add something with my creative input, of course I would love that. Of course, I have creative energy in me that needs to come out one way or another, but that's where REVAMP comes in."

Regarding whether she has any fears that, due to the band's troubled history with lead vocalists, her time with NIGHTWISH will not last very long, Floor told Finland's Radio Rock: "No. And whether this is in NIGHTWISH or in anything with anyone in everyone's lives, what guarantees do you have? So it's just about what you make of it and with the chemistry that you believe in. And I believe in the chemistry that we have today, 'cause it's been very strong since the beginning and grew to be better throughout the months. It's still a very recent thing. But what feels good now, that's where you should go from, and that's what I do."

Jansen made her live debut as the frontwoman of NIGHTWISH on October 1, 2012 at Showbox Sodo in Seattle, Washington following the abrupt departure of the band's lead singer of five years, Anette Olzon.

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Date: Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 22:37

Amnesia - Live at Wembly

American Idiot - Green Day Cover


The EP is available to purchase on iTunes!

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Date: Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 22:19

For those of you who still believe Beyoncé used a stunt bump during her pregnancy, she's now proving you wrong.

Footage from her new HBO concert film Beyoncé Jay Z: On the Run, which played at the duo's final tour stops in Paris on Sept. 12 and 13, included personal home movies. In them, eagle-eyed viewers were given a quick glimpse of Queen Bey posing nude while pregnant with Blue Ivy, now 2.

The 33-year-old is standing up wearing nothing more than underwear. She's strategically covering her chest with her hands while the rapper, 44, has his hands on her belly. He's also leaning in and sweetly giving her a kiss.

That wasn't the only intimate look into the couple's life together. The pair shared footage from their 2008 wedding ceremony, which took place in their New York City apartment, including them standing at the altar and then celebrating as newlyweds.


There were also some sweet family moments after the arrival of their only child. Beyoncé is seen cradling the fashionable little tyke in the hospital.


Another cute bit shows Jay Z kissing his little girl and then the three of them posing as a family.


Perhaps all she had to do was post this baby belly photo somewhere. That certainly would have changed things.

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Date: Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 22:18

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Paula Deen returned to the "Today" show on Tuesday, a year after giving the morning program a tearful interview in the wake of being fired from Food Network and facing accusations of racism.

Speaking again to Matt Lauer with her two sons Jamie and Bobby Deen by her side, the cooking maven appeared to express regret for appearing on "Today" a year ago. She said she could barely watch herself on TV.

"I looked at none of it Matt because I didn't recognize that woman," Deen, 67, said. "That was a woman in shock trying to understand what had happened."

Last summer Deen said she was "distressed" over the entire situation, and especially about what was being said about her.

"I know how I treat people, I know my love for people, and I'm not going to sit here and tell everything I've done to people of color," she said at the time.

Deen explained she used the "N-word" only once, when she was supposedly attacked and had a gun held to her head.

Reflecting on the interview Tuesday, the TV chef said she should have been "at home, maybe even under the care of a doctor," and not giving an interview days after losing her cooking empire.

Deen said she now understands why several sponsors dropped her.

"I had to remove myself and sit quietly so that I could think and see things from all angles," she told Lauer, 56.

Now apparently vindicated, as the lawsuit against her had been thrown out, Deen added that she's upset the incriminating deposition remained in the spotlight despite the woman's credibility being questioned.

Deen said she has learned so much over the past year — enough to fill another book, in addition to the documentary she is currently working on.

I feel like everybody needs to know the whole entire story," Deen said. "I've learned about the power of words. … My words hurt people. They disappointed people. And frankly, I disappointed myself. And for that I am so sorry - I am so sorry for the hurt I caused people. People lost their jobs… it went deep into corporate America."

Her new online Paula Deen Network launches Wednesday. It was also reported Monday that Deen has purchased several hundred hours of footage from her tenure on Food Network to use for her new channel.

Do you forgive her, ONTD?
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Date: Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 22:18

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Date: Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 21:29

BLOOMINGTON, IL: State Farm has pulled an ad featuring anti-vaccine activist Rob Schneider after a social media campaign urged the insurance company to end its affiliation with the actor.

Social media pages Food Hunk, Science Babe, and Chow Babe, all of which refute pseudoscience claims, started the anti-Schneider campaign last week, questioning how a company that sells insurance could hire a celebrity spokesman so openly against vaccinations.

The activists have encouraged consumers with State Farm policies to get involved by contacting their agents and telling them that "someone who publicly states dangerous opinions should not be a spokesperson for a health insurance company."

The anti-Schneider campaign also included a video that encouraged supporters to post on State Farm’s Facebook and Twitter pages, using the hashtag #StateFarm when demanding it cancel Schneider’s contract.

"State Farm provides health insurance, and nothing ensures public health more than getting vaccinated," the video states. "It is time to end the anti-vaccination movement; with your help, we can elicit change."

Phil Supple, State Farm’s director of public affairs, told PRWeek that the company’s advertising is intended to inform and entertain, but Schneider’s ad had the opposite effect.

"[Schneider’s] ad has unintentionally been used as a platform for discussion unrelated to the products and services we provide," he said. "With that, we are working to remove the ad from our rotation at this time."

Supple did not elaborate on the company’s communications strategy.

On Sunday evening, State Farm changed the cover photo on its Facebook page from an image of Schneider to a generic image of various families. On Twitter, Schneider remained featured in the company’s cover photo as of press time.

Vid & Some Tweets @ Source

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Date: Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 21:28

With Christina Aguilera reportedly readying a grittier, Hip-Hop skewed LP, one has to wonder whether the chart-topping chanteuse was scoping out new sounds at Drake and Lil Wayne‘s concert last night.

The diva – who gave birth to baby Summer Rain four weeks ago, was snapped enjoying the Los Angeles stop of the tour with fiance Matt Rutler, her choreographer Jeri Slaughter, and friends.
Randomness perhaps, but are we the only ones who’d love to see Xtina team up with Drakey? If indeed, she is leaning towards a more throwback sound, Drizzy is skillfully versatile and could lend his talents to her newest offerings in a compelling way. Just thinking out aloud.
Peep another fun pic below…

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Date: Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 21:27

Quvenzhané Wallis’s career started with a little fib: that she was 6 years old. It was the minimum age to audition for the lead role in “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” and she was just shy. It worked. She landed the part and shot the movie in a soup-swampy Louisiana bayou town called Montegut, a short drive from her family’s home. A lesser child actor might have evaporated into the film’s momentous plot, but Wallis — with her watchful gaze, physical grace and talent for banshee-level shrieking — suffered no such fate, becoming the youngest person ever nominated for an Academy Award for best actress. Now 11 and in the sixth grade, she has built up a tiny but luminous list of credits that includes “12 Years a Slave” and a remake of “Annie” due out this December, in which she plays the title character.

Like any employable artist, she has a gift for mingling God-given abilities with old-fashioned discipline. “I work with my acting coach to help me get into character and do pronunciation drills and tongue twisters to help me deliver lines,” Wallis says. “I envision the script as a story in my mind, memorize the entire thing and have it play out. It helps me figure out where my character needs to go.” To play Annie, Wallis added singing and dancing lessons to this routine. She always goes to bed early before workdays and downs a proper hot breakfast in the morning: a bowl of oatmeal, maple-and-brown-sugar flavor.

To maintain equilibrium, she says, it’s important to toggle readily between the zealous concentration of work and the playfulness required to get through arduous days on set: “You have to be serious, but you also have to make your own time to have fun,” Wallis says. “I tell jokes, I laugh with the people on set, I play with the director. Then I try to pay attention and see what I have to do.” To weep on cue, Wallis relies on an old trick: “When I need to cry, I think of very sad things, mostly about animals. My favorite animal is a polar bear. They’re going extinct, and I really don’t want that to happen.” She can also burp on command.

Perhaps equally important for an emerging celebrity, Wallis is a public-relations savant. She fist-bumped George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America” (he visibly blushed) and plays the diplomat in interviews. Asked recently whether her three siblings covet her success, she deflected the question with poise: “They each have their own thing, ma’am.”

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Date: Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 20:50

Chances are if you were anywhere between three and 10 years old during the summer of 1993, you remember when you first met Jason, Zack, Kimberly, Trini and Billy.

The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers first aired on Fox Kids and is still somehow on TV, albeit with a totally new cast and storyline. And in case you don’t remember, MMPR followed five athletic and martial-arts-trained teenagers who were chosen to protect the world from aliens by Zordon — the hologram sage — and his robot assistant Alpha 5.

In the show’s opening segment, Zordon instructs Alpha 5 to teleport “the most dangerous group of ruthless, underhanded, overbearing, self absorbed and over-emotional humans in the area,” to which Alpha 5 replies, “No! Not teenagers!” Of course, in the universe of the show, it makes sense to involve teens in the fight against an alien invasion led by the meanest, most annoyingly voiced villain on TV, Rita Repulsa.

As the legend of the show goes, Zordon then gave his recruited teenagers morphing abilities, assigning each a dino-monster called a “Zord” into which they could morph. Given these powers, if the teens find themselves in deep trouble, they can morph their Zords together and become… yup – a Megazord.

Close re-examination of these classic episodes yields a few revelations. Did you ever notice, for instance, that all the morphing footage looked ridiculously familiar? Like, every episode had the same series of Zord-morphing and the team would always have to come together to form Megazord in order to destroy the villain? Why didn’t they just go straight to Megazord instead of wasting time as individual Zords?

Well, you were onto something. Most of the footage from the first couple seasons of MMPR came from stock footage from the original Japanese show on which Power Rangers was based, Super Sentai. The original show dated from the 1970s and boasted over 30 seasons; the 16th season of Super Sentai is what inspired the first couple seasons of Power Rangers.

It proved a genius idea. Bring a low-budget (but super successful) Japanese ninja show to the U.S. and just reshoot half the episodes with young American actors. The show was an instant hit and the five young actors who played the Rangers became 1990s pop culture icons.

David Yost, who played the Blue Ranger, says Super Sentai was much darker than the Power Rangers that we all grew up with.

“We definitely made it more animated and cartoon-y. There was even talk when we started filming Power Rangers that they wanted us to wear the same outfit for every episode. Not the Ranger outfit, but our civilian clothes,” he recalled, laughing. “They wanted it to be the same for every episode so it would have that cartoon feel. I’m really grateful they didn’t do that because it would’ve been really weird, like these teenagers that don’t change their clothes or shower!”

There were other pre-production changes. The original Yellow Ranger was a Hispanic-American actress named Audri Dubois who quit after shooting the original pilot when producers said she was asking for too much money. Thuy Trang was brought in to replace her. That triggered some racial accusations, according to Walter Jones who played the Black Ranger.

“Nobody really talked about me playing the Black Ranger at first,” he said. “But after Trang was hired everyone was like ‘Wait a minute! The Yellow Ranger is Asian and you’re the Black Ranger and you’re a Black guy.’ They were going to replace Audri Dubois with another girl either way, but she just happened to be Asian.”

The initial casting was a cattle call, remembered Austin St. John who played the Red Ranger. “There was an advertisement in the newspaper. I heard it was thousands of people who auditioned, it was epic.”

St. John, like most of the other actors, showed up to the casting call without really knowing what the show was about since most of the footage was in Japanese. “I knew I was reading for the ‘Red Ranger’ but I had no idea what that meant,” he said. “They gave me lines and had me do tons of martial arts. Tons.” The auditions prioritized physicality over acting ability.

“The producers came up with Hip Hop Kido, but I was already trained in martial arts and I learned gymnastics in the streets of Detroit,” says Jones.

Even the show’s “nerd,” Blue Ranger Billy Cranston, had to have some moves. “You were either a martial artist or a gymnast and I was a gymnast,” said Yost. “I had competed nationally for a while in my youth so that’s how I got the role. There’s one episode where Billy doesn’t know how to dance and they’re all trying to teach him and at the end of the episode I “breakdance”, which was actually a gymnast move.”

Most of the actors’ martial arts moves were only used when the characters were in normal teenage outfits. “We didn’t do a lot of the stunts you saw in the suits because we could’ve been hurt and couldn’t go to work the next day,” says Jones. “We started shooting our own stunts later on.”

So basically, whenever you saw the Rangers in full gear, it was most likely a stunt double or old Japanese footage. Well, except for Austin St. John, who insisted on always doing his own stunts.

“We used stock footage for the first 30, 40 episodes but then we started filming the episodes in the States and I tried to do my own stunts whenever I had the opportunity,” St. John said. “You can tell if the Red Ranger is old footage or me when you’re watching an episode if the hooded Red Ranger is a skinny little guy that doesn’t look like he’d come from America, or if you see a guy with shoulders and some thighs on him, that was probably me.”

Whenever they did use stunt doubles or old footage, the five actors would go to ADR afterward and dub all the hooded Rangers scenes. Jones says a lot of the time they’d be goofing off in the studio and somewhere deep in the vaults of Power Rangers dubbed files there’s some great audio of the Black Ranger morphing into a Zord while Jones dubs, “Zack here! Shouldn’t have ate that burrito!”

Oh how we wish we had access to the MMPR vault.

At the end of the day they were five young actors with great physical ability asked to play superheroes and become every 1990s kid’s favorite Halloween costume. Not a bad gig.

“I was 18 at the time and I remember doing our first live show at Universal Studios,” St. John remembered. “We were originally going to do five shows in a small theater that seated hundreds, and all of a sudden people were camped out all night just to see us! We broke the Universal attendance records and had to add more shows and move to a bigger theater that seated thousands. Tom Brokaw even did a story on it! It was national news! That’s when it hit me, this is huge. There were figurines. I was like, ‘I’m holding me, in my own hand!’”

Jones also remembered his Power Ranger days fondly. “Power Rangers were really cool. Not many people get to be a superhero or a role model, and that’s what was so cool about being a Power Ranger,” he said. “Every episode had a message about friendship or bullying or cleaning up the environment.”

Even after 21 years since its debut, you might still wish you were a Power Ranger. And with the recent announcement of a Power Rangers new movie, it isn’t too late. When are the auditions?


Fave season of Power Rangers? Mine was the one with this fine ass man:

Also Power Rangers In Space
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Date: Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 20:49
The Hobbit actor Dean O’Gorman to star alongside Bryan Cranston in Trumbo biopic

Dean O’Gorman is to star as Kirk Douglas in a forthcoming Dalton Trumbo biopic.

The Hobbit actor, who plays Fili the dwarf in Peter Jackson’s film trilogy, will take on the role alongside Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston as the lead, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Dalton Trumbo was a successful American screenwriter and one of the Hollywood 10, but he was blacklisted during Hollywood’s golden age for being a communist.

Douglas starred in the 1960 Spartacus and was also one of the film’s executive producers. He influenced the decision to hire Trumbo to write the screenplay and his praise of the writer is said to have been a key factor in alleviating the power of the Blacklist.

Trumbo is being directed by Jay Roach, who is best known for Austin Powers and Meet the Parents, with John McNamara writing the script.

The cast also includes David James Elliott as actor John Wayne, Helen Mirren as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper and Elle Fanning as Trumbo’s daughter Nikola.

O’Gorman will appear in the final instalment of The Hobbit in December. He has reprised his role as Fili in The Battle of Five Armies. The actor has also played Anders in The Almighty Johnsons.

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Date: Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 20:20
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Date: Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 19:46


I love how they release a hundred of these teasers each year and maybe one of them has anything to do with the actual storyline. Remember the nun rave from Asylum?      
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Date: Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 19:23

Apple's new iPhone 6 is the company's biggest, most powerful and best-selling smartphone yet -- and now it's the most unbreakable, the Bruce Willis of mobile tech. Hardware protection company SquareTrade put the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus through its patented Breakability test, reporting some best-ever durability scores for the hot handsets.

As it does with every major new smartphone, SquareTrade tested the iPhone 6's fortitude by simulating a handful of real-world situations in which people destroy their devices. Both new iPhones survived the company's slide test, in which a smartphone is thrust across a wooden table to test its risk of falling off.

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were similarly resilient during SquareTrade's water test, in which they were submerged in water for 10 seconds with music playing. Both phones kept ticking after taking a swim, with audio stopping only temporarily on both.

The grand finale of SquareTrade's testing came in the form of six consecutive high-speed drop tests from a height of 4 feet. The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 suffered little more than a few scratches during this test, making it the best-performing smartphone yet for SquareTrade's drop test. The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus' screen survived the fall, but the front and back panels did come apart as a result of the impact.

Combined with its high marks for size and grip-ability, the iPhone 6's durability test results earned SquareTrade's lowest-ever Breakability score of 4 (higher numbers are more at risk). The 6 Plus was right behind at 5, making both phones more durable to the iPhone 5s (6), Samsung Galaxy S5 (6.5) and HTC One M8 (6.5) according to SquareTrade's tests.

If you're worried that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus' bigger form factors would lead to you dropping and breaking your phone, maybe these statistics will give you some peace of mind.

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Date: Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 19:22
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Date: Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 19:02
Sam Pepper has now released two more videos since this furore blew up. This morning the first video was posted to YouTube. It showed a woman groping men, and was swiftly removed from the site.

He followed it with tweets like these:

He then posted this video, in which he claims the original was a “social experiment”.

He says the previous videos were “staged and scripted”.

He also describes a male friend of his who was in an abusive relationship and how he had been groped at meet-and-greets. He goes on to say: “I don’t want to turn off a light on a very real and scary issue women face, I just want to shine a light on an otherwise dark corner - abuse on men.” He says he “chose to use sexual harassment as the focal point of the experiment…that way I could watch you guys go crazy in the comments.”

He goes on to say: “Men have the highest suicide rate in the world and I think a lot of the time it’s because we’re told to hide our feelings and get on with it, women are allowed an outlet, they have people on both sides trying to protect them.”

At the time of writing his name is trending on Twitter and it seems the reaction to the alleged stunt is largely negative.

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Date: Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 18:47

Following months of rumors, HBO has announced the two lead actors starring in True Detective season 2.

The pay cabler announced that Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn are set to star in season 2 of HBO’s hit drama via press release Tuesday afternoon. “Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder,” season 2′s logline cryptically reads.

The character descriptions are as follows:

“Colin Farrell as Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.”

“Vince Vaughn as Frank Semyon, a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.”

HBO says that additional True Detective season 2 casting announcements are forthcoming. The show will begin production “later this year” in California with a eight-episode order.

True Detective starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, but since the show is an anthology, new leads were necessary.

The rumor mill has been suggesting that several other well-known Hollywood stars are up for roles as well including Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams.

Justin Lin will direct the first two episodes of season 2.

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Date: Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 18:47

Tyler Perry has accomplished many things, and he will be crossing one more life goal off of his list. Fatherhood!

According to Bossip, the media mogul was celebrating his 45th birthday with friends over the weekend when he revealed the news that he was going to be a daddy. Though he didn’t share who the baby’s mother was, it’s believed to be his on-again, off-again girlfriend of the last five years, model/activist Gelila Bekele.

POST UPDATE: Gelila is pregnant. The news was confirmed by a friend of hers that posted a photo with the beauty a month ago and captioned it: ‘Love Is In The Air’ before revealing in the comments:

"She is a good New friend from NYC and she is 7 months pregnantbaby boy"

Coincidentally, last year, Tyler revealed that the one thing he hasn’t accomplished yet, and wishes to accomplish by age 45, was fatherhood.

"More than anything I think that it’s fatherhood. I know I would be a great father. I don’t want to work this hard. I don’t want to have all of this and not leave it to my children. I also know that as hard as I’m working, doing twenty hours per day, now is not the time. Right now I’m enjoying what I’m doing. I’m enjoying the work. I’m enjoying being a bachelor, so eventually I’ll get there. Listen, I’m 43, so two more years. By 45 you know who the hell you are, right? You’ve really settled in at 45 so I think two more years."

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