Tuesday, 31 May 2011

ARTIGLET: So, About This Whole "'Born This Way' Selling One Million Copies" Thing...

ARTIGLET: So, About This Whole "'Born This Way' Selling One Million Copies" Thing...



By now, we're sure you've all heard the news that pop titan Lady Gaga has sold over one million copies of her new album, Born This Way (or Born To Slay, as we have affectionately renamed it).

We, ourselves, couldn't be happier for her. She has been on her grind for the past month, promoting this record to the highest of Heavens, and her record label haven't let her down - even going to the extent of plastering the entire interior of train carriages with the Gagita's album cover and release date. Not to mention the hard work she's put in over the years on the underground scene and the last couple of years in the spotlight. Without a doubt, she is one of the hardest working women in show business today.

And yet there are many who are bitter about Born To Slay's success.

To be fair, this may be down to the controversial 99c sale of BTW on Amazon, which saw over 300,000 copies of the record being sold via that website alone. Indeed, it is possible to argue the validity of such sales; question whether those who purchased it, would have without the monetary incentive. This, in addition to various other offers, has lead many (and in particular certain stanbases who shall go unnamed) to argue that these sales shouldn't have been counted by Billboard. Some have even said that 'it was against the rules'.

We beg to differ. First off, it isn't against any rules to sell an album for 99c. Indeed, one could even sell a record for 1c if they so wished. Second, that the Amazon sale had nothing to do with Universal or Gaga's people. It was one conducted on the wishes of that website alone and one that has been done in the past with Rihanna's ill-fated Rated R. Third, it was overwhelmingly obvious to anyone with even the most rudimentary knowledge of the industry that Lady Gaga was going to have HUGE first week numbers. Indeed, even without Amazon's sales, BTW would have sold over 700,000 copies.

So, why the outrage?

It is apparent that it is simply down to envy. With the debut of Lady Gaga, many white female artists have had to up their game. They can no longer get by on looking pretty and singing along (badly) to a pre-recorded vocal. When you have someone who does this - who rolls in and changes the game in a way that hasn't been seen in years - of course you're going to have those who are unhappy, envious or resent their success.

And as for those who are holding up Princess Brit's still-standing record of 1.319 million copies for Oops I Did It Again - yes, it is to be praised that it is still unbroken. And, as stans of hers for over twelve years, we're happy that it does. But crowing over it in this day and age where illegal downloading affects many an artist's first week sales, Gaga's achievement must be commended.

After all, OIDIA was released at a time when illegal downloading was largely unheard of. We're talking of a time before the iPod had made its debut and few owned an mp3 player; when many thought they wouldn't even take off at all. Huge first week sales were common then. Nsync's No Strings Attached sold 2.4 million copies first week. Only the foolish would think such a feat possible now.

So, once again, in a world where first week sales of larger than 400K are becoming a thing of the past, Lady Gaga's accomplishment is something to be held up. As is Adele's 21, which has sold almost 6 million copies in just over four months.

Congratulate these ladies and look to their example. They are clearly doing something right; something that other artists should be in order to sell records in this increasingly uncertain industry.


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FILM POSTER: Another Poster For 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part II' Released...

FILM POSTER: Another Poster For 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part II' Released...




With the release of the epic Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part II just a month and a half away, Warner Bros is continuing its promo blitz with the release of yet another character poster.

Featuring a haunted looking Severus Snape, check out the poster above and stave off the cravings a little longer.

R.D. 15.07.11


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NEW TRAILER: First Trailer For 'Spy Kids: All The Time In The World' Released - Jessica Alba, Jeremy Piven...

NEW TRAILER: First Trailer For 'Spy Kids: All The Time In The World' Released - Jessica Alba, Jeremy Piven...




The first trailer for the long delayed fourth installment of the Spy Kids series, All The Time In The World, has just been released. Starring Jessica Alba and Jeremy Piven, read the synopsis below and watch the trailer after the jump.
On the surface, Marissa Cortez Wilson (Jessica Alba) has it all...married to a famous spy hunting television reporter, a new baby and intelligent twin step kids. But in reality, trying to mother Rebecca (Rowan Blanchard) and Cecil (Mason Cook), who clearly don't want her around, is her toughest challenge yet. Also, her husband, Wilbur (Joel McHale), wouldn't know a spy if he lived with one which is exactly the case - Marissa's a retired secret agent.

Marissa's world is turned upside down when the maniacal Timekeeper (Jeremy Piven) threatens to take over the planet and she's called back into action by the head of OSS, home of the greatest spies and where the now-defunct Spy Kids division was created. With Armageddon quickly approaching, Rebecca and Cecil are thrust into action when they learn their boring stepmom was once a top agent and now the world's most competitive ten year olds are forced to put their bickering aside and rely on their wits. With a little help from a couple of very familiar Spy Kids, Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni Cortez (Daryl Sabara), and some mind-blowing gadgets, they just may be able to save the world and possibly bring their family together while they're at it



POSTER: USA Releases A Promotional Poster For New Series 'Necessary Roughness' - Callie Thorne...

POSTER: USA Releases A Promotional Poster For New Series 'Necessary Roughness' - Callie Thorne...




USA recently released a promotional poster for their new series, Necessary Roughness. Premiering Wednesday 29th June and starring Callie Thorne, view the poster above and read the press release below.

NECESSARY ROUGHNESS focuses on a tough, sexy Long Island divorcee (Callie Thorne) who gets a job as therapist for a professional football team in order to make ends meet. Underestimated at every turn, she succeeds beyond all expectations and soon finds herself a sought - after therapist to high-profile clients. Athletes, musicians, politicians and others living in the spotlight - all in a moment of crisis - clamor for her unique brand of tough love therapy. As a newly single mom raising two teenagers, her start-up practice wreaks havoc on her life. But recognizing that she’s changing people’s lives for the better, she is determined to make her new career work by striking a balance between her personal and professional worlds.   
Created by writers and co-executive producers Liz Kruger & Craig Shapiro (“Miami Medical,” “The Challenge”) along with supervising producers Donna Dannenfelser and Joe Sabatino. Kevin Dowling (“Sons of Tucson”) directed the pilot and also serves as executive producer. Inspired by a true story, NECESSARY ROUGHNESS is a Sony Pictures Television and Universal Cable Productions co-production


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PHOTOS: USA Releases Promotional Photos For New Series 'Necessary Roughness' - Callie Thorne...

PHOTOS: USA Releases Promotional Photos For New Series 'Necessary Roughness' - Callie Thorne...



 
USA recently released promotional cast photos for their new series, Necessary Roughness. Premiering Wednesday 29th June and starring Callie Thorne, read the press release below and check out the rest of the photos after the jump.

NECESSARY ROUGHNESS focuses on a tough, sexy Long Island divorcee (Callie Thorne) who gets a job as therapist for a professional football team in order to make ends meet. Underestimated at every turn, she succeeds beyond all expectations and soon finds herself a sought - after therapist to high-profile clients. Athletes, musicians, politicians and others living in the spotlight - all in a moment of crisis - clamor for her unique brand of tough love therapy. As a newly single mom raising two teenagers, her start-up practice wreaks havoc on her life. But recognizing that she’s changing people’s lives for the better, she is determined to make her new career work by striking a balance between her personal and professional worlds.   
Created by writers and co-executive producers Liz Kruger & Craig Shapiro (“Miami Medical,” “The Challenge”) along with supervising producers Donna Dannenfelser and Joe Sabatino. Kevin Dowling (“Sons of Tucson”) directed the pilot and also serves as executive producer. Inspired by a true story, NECESSARY ROUGHNESS is a Sony Pictures Television and Universal Cable Productions co-production.

OUTTAKES: Outtakes From Rachel McAdams Cover Shoot For June's 'Elle'...

OUTTAKES: Outtakes From Rachel McAdams Cover Shoot For June's 'Elle'...




The stunning Rachel McAdams (one of our favourite actresses) recently posed for a beautiful cover shoot for June's Elle. Involving tussled blonde hair and a variety of pretty outfits, we're getting a Brigitte Bardot-feel from these - which we love.

Peep the rest of the outtakes after the jump and stay tuned for our cover VERDICT to be posted later.


VERDICT: Lea Michele Covers The June Issue Of 'Cosmopolitan'...

VERDICT: Lea Michele Covers The June Issue Of 'Cosmopolitan'...




Glee actress Lea Michele recently shot the above cover for the June issue of Cosmopolitan.

And it's yet another winner for her. From the cutesy matching pink outfit, to Lea's perfectly windswept black hair and joyful expression, this cover just works. She even manages to pull off the risky clutch-and-grab pose that has tripped up so many at the finish line.

A commendable effort and one of June's strongest covers.

VERDICT: 8.17/10



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VERDICT: Julia Roberts Covers The June Issue Of 'W' Magazine...

VERDICT: Julia Roberts Covers The June Issue Of 'W' Magazine...





Hollywood royalty Julia Roberts recently shot the above cover for the June issue of W magazine.

And, much as we loved the shoot's outtakes, this cover doesn't quite sit right with us. Julia's pose is awkward - her shoulder looks stiff in the shot, that expression almost looks like a grimace and we have no idea who thought that backcombed hair would be a good idea.

We're disappointed, to say the least. Though why that is the case after last September's disastrous Elle cover is beyond us.

Still, a shame. Maybe next time, Julia.

VERDICT: 6.27/10



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CANDIDS: Shakira Struts Her Stuff At Barcelona Concert...

CANDIDS: Shakira Struts Her Stuff At Barcelona Concert...




Shakira recently put on one hell of a show at the Lluis Companys Olympic Stadium in Barcelona, Spain. Check out some more candids from the concert after the jump.


SNEAK PEEKS: Two Sneak Peeks From ABC's New Series 'Once Upon A Time'...

SNEAK PEEKS: Two Sneak Peeks From ABC's New Series 'Once Upon A Time'...

 



ABC, clearly trying to create some buzz about their fall lineup, has released two sneak peeks from one of their most promising new series, Once Upon A Time. Featuring Ginnifer Goodwin and Jennifer Morrison, watch both after the jump.


OUTTAKES: Outtakes From Kelly Rowland's Shoot For 'Wonderland' Magazine...

OUTTAKES: Outtakes From Kelly Rowland's Shoot For 'Wonderland' Magazine...





It's definitely been one of the best weeks of Kelly Rowland's solo career. With her current single perched at the summit of the Billboard Hip Hop & R&B chart, as well as being announced as a new judge on the X Factor (UK); it looks like things may finally be working out for Ms. Rowland on both sides of the Atlantic.

Kelly recently did an unusually edgy shoot for Wonderland magazine; the outtakes of which can be seen after the jump.


Monday, 30 May 2011

SNEAK PEEK: A Sneak Peek From The Season Four Premiere Of 'True Blood'...

SNEAK PEEK: A Sneak Peek From The Season Four Premiere Of 'True Blood'...

 



HBO just released a sneak peek from the season four premiere of their hit series, True Blood - 'She's Not There'. Featuring Snookie discovering that the fairy world may not be quite what it seems, peep it after the jump.


FILM POSTER: Another Poster For 'Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part II' Released - Tom Felton

FILM POSTER: Another Poster For 'Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part II' Released - Tom Felton...




Not satisfied with having arguably the most anticipated film of the last decade on their hands, Warner Bros has decided to release yet another poster for the upcoming Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part II.

Featuring a brooding Tom Felton in the now signature glancing-over-shoulder pose that HP7 has made its own, check it out above.

R.D. 15.07.11


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PHOTOS: ABC Releases Promotional Photos For New Series 'Once Upon A Time'...

PHOTOS: ABC Releases Promotional Photos For New Series 'Once Upon A Time'...




ABC recently released promotional photos for their new series, Once Upon A Time. Premiering in the fall and starring Jennifer Morrison and Ginnifer Goodwin (neither of whom we have ever particularly cared for, to be completely honest), it centres around a town whose people have forgotten that they used to inhabit fairytales and not the drab modern world in which they currently live.

Read OUAT's press release below and check out the rest of the promotional photos after the jump.

Once Upon a Time
(Sundays this Fall, 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET)
From the inventive minds of "Lost" executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis comes a bold new imagining of the world, where fairy tales and the modern-day are about to collide.
And they all lived happily ever after - or so everyone was led to believe. Emma Swan knows how to take care of herself. She's a 28-year-old bail bonds collector who's been on her own ever since she was abandoned as a baby. But when the son she gave up years ago finds her, everything starts to change. Henry is now 10 years old and in desperate need of Emma's help. He believes that Emma actually comes from an alternate world and is Snow White and Prince Charming's missing daughter. According to his book of fairytales, they sent her away to protect her from the Evil Queen's curse, which trapped the fairytale world forever, frozen in time, and brought them into our modern world. Of course Emma doesn't believe a word, but when she brings Henry back to Storybrooke, she finds herself drawn to this unusual boy and his strange New England town. Concerned for Henry, she decides to stay for a while, but she soon suspects that Storybrooke is more than it seems. It's a place where magic has been forgotten, but is still powerfully close... where fairytale characters are alive, even though they don't remember who they once were. The epic battle for the future of all worlds is beginning, but for good to win, Emma will have to accept her destiny and fight like hell.
"Once Upon a Time" stars Ginnifer Goodwin ("Big Love") as Snow White/Sister Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison ("House MD") as Emma Swan, Robert Carlyle ("The Full Monty," "Trainspotting," "SGU Stargate Universe") as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold, Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina, Jamie Dornan as Sheriff Graham, Jared Gilmore ("Mad Men") as Henry, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/John Doe and Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Archie.
"Once Upon a Time" was written by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, who are also executive producers, along with Steve Pearlman (ABC's "V"). The pilot is directed and executive-produced by Mark Mylod ("Entourage"). "Once Upon a Time" is from ABC Studios.

OUTTAKES: Outtakes From Julia Robert's Cover Shoot For June's 'W'...

OUTTAKES: Outtakes From Julia Robert's Cover Shoot For June's 'W'...




Hollywood royalty Julia Roberts recently did a gorgeous cover shoot for the latest issue of fashion bible, W. Featuring the actress in a variety of poses against a very Old Hollywood background, check out the rest of the outtakes after the jump.


POSTER: USA Releases Promotional Poster For New Season Of 'Burn Notice'...

POSTER: USA Releases Promotional Poster For New Season Of 'Burn Notice'...




USA recently released a promotional poster for the upcoming fifth season of their hit series, Burn Notice. Featuring Jeffrey Donovan and Gabrielle Anwar, check it out above.

The fifth season of Burn Notice premieres Thursday 23rd June at 9/8c on USA.


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PHOTOS: ABC Releases Promotional Photos For New Series 'Apartment 23'...

PHOTOS: ABC Releases Promotional Photos For New Series 'Apartment 23'...



 
ABC recently released promotional cast photos for their new series, Apartment 23. Starring Dream Walker (Gossip Girl's Hazel) and Krysten Ritter (Gossip Girl's Young Carol), the series premieres midseason 2012.

Read the press release for Apartment 23 below and check out the rest of the photos after the jump.

Apartment 23
Midseason 2012)
After a naïve Midwestern girl's big city dreams are dashed her first week in New York, she finds herself living with her worst nightmare in this hilarious, contemporary comedy about a female odd couple who are surrounded by an outrageous cast of characters.
June (Dreama Walker) moves to Manhattan for a dream job and the perfect company apartment, only to have them disappear in a puff of reality, thanks to a CEO from the Bernie Madoff school of embezzlement. Deep in debt and out on the streets, June scrambles to land a job and place to live. It seems her luck has turned around when she gets hired at a coffee shop and finds Chloe (Krysten Ritter), a charming, vivacious roommate... with the morals of a pirate. She swindles June out of all her savings, but she and her snarky friend, James Van Der Beek (playing himself), soon learn that, just because June's naïve, she isn't stupid. June ingeniously turns the tables on Chloe, who is so shocked about being scammed herself that she decides to pull June into her colorful band of friends. Sure, it's all dysfunctional, bizarre and overwhelming, but so is New York City. And with the help of Chloe and the other oddballs around her, June might just learn the survival secrets she needs to make it there.
"Apartment 23" stars Krysten Ritter ("Breaking Bad," "Gilmore Girls") as Chloe, Dreama Walker ("The Good Wife," "Gossip Girl") as June, Eric André as Mark, Michael Blaiklock as Eli and James Van Der Beek ("Varsity Blues," "Dawson's Creek") as James Van Der Beek.
Created and written by Nahnatchka Kahn ("American Dad"), "Apartment 23" is executive-produced by Kahn, Jason Winer ("Modern Family"), Dave Hemingson ("American Dad," "How I Met Your Mother") and Jeff Morton ("Modern Family"). Winer is also the director. "Apartment 23" is a production of 20th Century Fox Television.

OUTTAKES: Outtakes From Jessie J's Regal Cover Shoot For 'YRB' Magazine...

OUTTAKES: Outtakes From Jessie J's Regal Cover Shoot For 'YRB' Magazine...




Singer Jessie J recently did a stunningly regal shoot for YRB magazine, an outtake of which can be seen above. See the other outtakes after the jump and stay tuned for our cover VERDICT later.

PROMO: HBO Releases New Promo For 'True Blood' - 'Sookie Is Mine'...

PROMO: HBO Releases New Promo For 'True Blood' - 'Sookie Is Mine'...




With just under a month to go until the season four premiere of True Blood, HBO has released another promo. Featuring our favourite love-square, it sees our girl, Sookie, having to pick between our favourite vampires and the new werewolf in town, Alcide.

Watch the promo after the jump.



POSTER: Showtime Releases Promotional Poster For New Season Of 'Weeds'...

POSTER: Showtime Releases Promotional Poster For New Season Of 'Weeds'...




Showtime just released a new promotional poster for the upcoming seventh season of their hit show, Weeds. Starring Mary-Louise Parker in her award-winning role as Nancy Botwin, peep the poster above and read the new season's press release below.

The seventh season of Weeds premieres Monday 27th June at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.

MARTIN SHORT, AIDAN QUINN & MORE TO GUEST STAR ON SHOWTIME'S HIT COMEDY SERIES "WEEDS"

New Year, New Faces, New York on Tap for Season 7, Premiering June 27th

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 26, 2011) - Some big changes are brewing on the hit SHOWTIME comedy series WEEDS - a three-year time jump, a Big Apple move and the addition of Martin Short, Aidan Quinn, Lindsay Sloane and several notable guest stars, including returning special guest star Jennifer Jason Leigh, all shaping up for an exciting season 7. Production on the new season's 13 episodes is currently underway in Los Angeles for a Monday, June 27th at 10p ET/PT premiere. WEEDS is produced by Lionsgate and executive produced by creator Jenji Kohan, Roberto Benabib, Matthew Salsberg and Mark A. Burley.

SHOWTIME's top-rated comedy WEEDS stars Mary-Louise Parker, in her Golden Globe(R) Award-winning role as Nancy Botwin, a former suburban mom-turned-pot dealer. Last season's cliffhanger had our favorite quick-change artist surrendering to the FBI for the murder of Pilar Zuazo. We pick up the new season as she has just completed a three-year stint in Federal prison. She's now in New York, but no free bird - she must complete her probation in a strictly monitored halfway house, which means she'll have to deal before curfew. A now bolder Nancy has to re-start the business from scratch. Meanwhile, the boys - Andy (Justin Kirk), Silas (Hunter Parrish) and Shane (Alexander Gould) - who were camped out in Copenhagen - are now Big Apple-bound with Doug (Kevin Nealon) in tow, of course and will be stirring up major trouble.

The legendary Martin Short (Damages) headlines the guest star roster as an eccentric attorney in at least 3 episodes, while Aidan Quinn (Prime Suspect) will play a charismatic investment firm CEO in at least 4 episodes. Jennifer Jason Leigh returns for 4 episodes as Nancy's estranged sister Jill Price-Grey who has been watching Little Stevie while Nancy was incarcerated. Lindsay Sloane (Grosse Pointe) has signed on for 6 episodes as Maxeen, an eccentric conceptual artist who Andy (Kirk) meets at a gallery event, and noted actor David Clennon (Ghost Whisperer) will play her husband, Charles. Pablo Schreiber (Lights Out) will star as Demetri Ravitch, an army supply sergeant and brother of Nancy's former cellmate Zoya (guest star Olga Sosnovska), who begins to supply Nancy in her newest endeavor. And Gary Anthony Williams (Mad, The Boondocks) will play Ed Watson, Nancy's halfway house counselor.

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CANDID: Paris Hilton Snapped At 'The World According To Paris' Launch...

CANDID: Paris Hilton Snapped At 'The World According To Paris' Launch...




Paris Hilton, AKA the former Most Famous It Girl In The World, was snapped promoting her new show, The World According To Paris, in Santa Monica Kitson; doing the utmost to hold on to what's left of her relevancy in a increasingly Kardashian-orientated world.

Peep the rest of the shots - and her admittedly cute outfit - after the jump.


CANDID: Nicole Scherzinger Looking Serene At 2011 Monaco Grand Prix...

CANDID: Nicole Scherzinger Looking Serene At 2011 Monaco Grand Prix...



Despite being at the centre at the biggest scandal to hit television since CBS gave Charlie Sheen the boot, new X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger was snapped over the weekened looking gorgeous and serene at the 2011 Monacco Grand Prix.

We're sure Cheryl Cole (who's reportedly been in hiding since the storm broke) isn't feeling even half as good as Ms. Scherzinger looks.


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VERDICT: Rosie Huntington Whiteley Smolders On The June Issue Of 'GQ'...

VERDICT: Rosie Huntington Whiteley Smolders On The June Issue Of 'GQ'...




Transformers actress and Victoria's Secret Angel Rosie Huntington Whiteley recently shot the above cover for the upcoming issue of UK GQ.

As is becoming the case with Ms. H.W., we have no complaints whatsoever. From the striking, perfectly-pulled-off reclining pose and artfully tussled locks, to the enviable haute couture and fierce expression; the shot works on every conceivable level.

Yet another winner for Rosie.

VERDICT: 8.57/10


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OUTTAKES: Outtakes From Rosie Huntington Whiteley's Cover Shoot For 'Complex' Magazine...

OUTTAKES: Outtakes From Rosie Huntington Whiteley's Cover Shoot For 'Complex' Magazine...




Not satisfied with looking fabulous on the cover of June's GQ, our girl, Rosie Huntington Whitelely, recently did a gorgeous cover shoot for Complex magazine - one of the best we've seen in years.

Gorgeous, yet cute, playful, yet not sleazy; we've posted an outtake above for your viewing pleasure. Peep the rest of the stunning shots after the jump.

PHOTOS: ABC Releases Promotional Photos For New Series 'Revenge'...

PHOTOS: ABC Releases Promotional Photos For New Series 'Revenge'...




ABC recently released promotional photos for their new series, Revenge. Starring Emily VanCamp, read the press release below and check out the rest of the photos after the jump.

Revenge
(Wednesdays this Fall, 10:00-11:00 p.m., ET)
Wealth, beauty and status define the people in this town, but one woman is willing to destroy everyone for the sake of revenge.
Emily Thorne (Emily Van Camp) is new to the Hamptons. She's met some of her wealthy neighbors, has made a few new friends and seemingly blends into the town. But something is a little odd about a young girl living in a wealthy town all on her own, and the truth is that Emily isn't exactly new to the neighborhood. In fact, this was once her old neighborhood, until something bad happened that ruined her family and their reputation. Now Emily is back, and she's returned to right some of those wrongs in the best way she knows how - with a vengeance.
"Revenge" stars Madeleine Stowe ("We Were Soldiers," "The Last of the Mohicans") as Victoria Grayson, Emily Van Camp ("Brothers & Sisters," "Everwood") as Emily Thorne, Gabriel Mann ("The Bourne Identity") as Nolan Ross, Henry Czerny ("Mission: Impossible," "Clear and Present Danger") as Conrad Grayson, Ashley Madekwe ("Secret Diary of a Call Girl") as Ashley Davenport, Nick Wechsler ("Roswell") as Jack Porter, Josh Bowman ("Prowl") as Daniel Grayson, Christa B. Allen ("13 Going on 30") as Charlotte Grayson and Connor Paolo ("Gossip Girl") as Declan Porter.
"Revenge" is written and executive-produced by Mike Kelley ("Swingtown"), along with executive producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey ("Twilight"). The pilot is directed and executive-produced by Phillip Noyce ("Salt"). "Revenge" is produced by ABC Studios

CHART: The Top Ten Of The Official UK Albums Chart - Week Of 29th May 2011...

CHART: The Top Ten Of The Official UK Albums Chart - Week Of 29th May 2011...




1) Born This Way - Lady Gaga

2) 21 - Adele

3) 19 - Adele

4) Doo Wops & Hooligans - Bruno Mars

5) World's On Fire (Live) - The Prodigy

6) Who You Are - Jessie J

7) The Fame - Lady Gaga

8) Let Them Talk - Hugh Laurie

9) No More Idols - Chase & Status

10) Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor - Caro Emerald



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OUTTAKES: Outtakes From Rosie Huntington Whiteley's Stunning Cover Shoot For 'GQ'...

OUTTAKES: Outtakes From Rosie Huntington Whitely's Stunning Cover Shoot For 'GQ'...




Rosie Huntington Whitelely AKA the World's Sexiest Woman recently did a stunning cover shoot for UK GQ. Sporting a to-die-for burgundy gown and her trademark tussled locks, Rosie smolders in the outtakes, the rest of which can be seen after the jump.


CHART: The Top Ten Of The Official UK Singles Chart - Week Of 29th May 2011...

CHART: The Top Ten Of The Official UK Singles Chart - Week Of 29th May 2011...





1) Give Me Everything - Pitbull ft. Ne-yo, Afrojack & Nayer

2) The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars

3) I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc

4) LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem ft. Lauren Bennett & Goonrock

5) Mr. Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan

6) Beautiful People - Chris Brown ft. Benny Benassi

7) Sweat - Snoop Dogg ft. David Guetta

8) Notorious - The Saturdays

9) Judas - Lady Gaga

10) Save The World - Swedish House Mafia



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VERDICT: Rosie Huntington Whiteley Graces The June Issue Of 'Complex'...

VERDICT: Rosie Huntington Whiteley Graces The June Issue Of 'Complex'...




Transformers star and the World's Sexiest Woman, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, recently shot the above cover for the June issue of Complex magazine.

Featuring windswept blonde hair, flawless make-up and a gorgeously structured white top; Ms Huntington scores yet another brilliant cover. There was not a single aspect of this shot that didn't work.

Thank God for the fact that the people over at Complex clearly know what they're doing when it comes to cover shots and background colours, because this could easily have gone wrong if they were anything like Cosmo's team.

*raises Martini to Complex*

VERDICT: 8.38/10


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PHOTOS: USA Releases Promotional Cast Photos For New Series 'Suits'...

PHOTOS: USA Releases Promotional Cast Photos For New Series 'Suits'...



USA recently released promotional cast photos for their new series, Suits. Featuring the cast in a variety of formal outfits, peep the rest of the shots after the jump and read the press release below.

SUITS Premieres Thursday, June 23 at 10/9c

Patrick J. Adams stars as Mike Ross in SUITS, the much-anticipated new drama series, which premieres Thursday, June 23 at 10/9c on USA Network.

Mike Ross (Adams) is a brilliant but unmotivated college dropout recruited by Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), one of Manhattan’s top corporate lawyers as his new hotshot associate. Though he isn’t a lawyer, this legal prodigy has a photographic memory, plus the street smarts of a hustler, which make Mike and Harvey an irrepressible duo.

A guest shot on the hit series “Pretty Little Liars” led Patrick to his current relationship with girlfriend Troian Bellisario and young readers will love him as well! A stage, film and television actor, Patrick has appeared in additional landmark series such as “Lost,” “Friday Night Lights,” “N.C.I.S.,” “Lie To Me,” and “Flash Forward,” among others. Additionally, Patrick starred as twin brothers in the 2008 ABC pilot “Good Behavior,” executive produced by “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas and starred in the pilot “The Dealership,” opposite Tricia Helfer and William Devane.

Patrick’s celebrated work in film includes supporting roles in the hit comedy “Old School,” directed by Todd Phillips, “2:13,” directed by Charles Adelman, and 2009 Berlin Film Festival competitor “Rage,” directed by internationally-renowned filmmaker Sally Potter, in which Adams appeared alongside Judi Dench, Jude Law, Dianne Weist and Steve Buscemi. Additionally, Patrick starred in indie films such as, “The Waterhole,” 2009 Slamdance entry “Weather Girl,” and most recently, “6 Month Rule,” directed by Blayne Weaver.

SUITS finds Mike becoming enmeshed in the unfamiliar world of corporate law and relying on Harvey and Rachel, the firm’s best paralegal (Meghan Markle) and Harvey’s no-nonsense assistant Donna (Sarah Rafferty), to make sure justice is served, while at the same time, continuing to hide his secret from the entire firm, including managing partner (Gina Torres) and Harvey’s arch nemesis (Rick Hoffman) who seems intent on making Mike’s life as difficult as possible.

A Toronto native, Patrick currently resides in Los Angeles when SUITS is not in production
  


OUTTAKES: Scarlett Johansson Crossdresses For 'W' Magazine Shoot...

OUTTAKES: Scarlett Johansson Crossdresses For 'W' Magazine Shoot...




Hollywood vixen Scarlett Johansson recently crossdressed in a shoot for the latest issue of fashion bible, W.

After conceiving the shoot with photographer Tim Walker, the actress posed as legendary silent film star Buster Keaton (shown above), Marlene Dietrich, Sarah Bernhardt, and Giulietta Masina in Fellini’s La Strada.

Peep the rest of the shots after the jump.


POSTER: USA Releases Promotional Poster For New Series 'Suits'...

POSTER: USA Releases Promotional Poster For New Series 'Suits'...





USA recently released the above promotional poster for their new series, Suits. Starring Patrick J. Adams, the series shall premiere Thursday 23rd June at 10/9c on USA. Read the press release below.
SUITS Premieres Thursday, June 23 at 10/9c
 
Patrick J. Adams stars as Mike Ross in SUITS, the much-anticipated new drama series, which premieres Thursday, June 23 at 10/9c on USA Network.
 
Mike Ross (Adams) is a brilliant but unmotivated college dropout recruited by Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), one of Manhattan’s top corporate lawyers as his new hotshot associate. Though he isn’t a lawyer, this legal prodigy has a photographic memory, plus the street smarts of a hustler, which make Mike and Harvey an irrepressible duo.
 
A guest shot on the hit series “Pretty Little Liars” led Patrick to his current relationship with girlfriend Troian Bellisario and young readers will love him as well! A stage, film and television actor, Patrick has appeared in additional landmark series such as “Lost,” “Friday Night Lights,” “N.C.I.S.,” “Lie To Me,” and “Flash Forward,” among others. Additionally, Patrick starred as twin brothers in the 2008 ABC pilot “Good Behavior,” executive produced by “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas and starred in the pilot “The Dealership,” opposite Tricia Helfer and William Devane.
 
Patrick’s celebrated work in film includes supporting roles in the hit comedy “Old School,” directed by Todd Phillips, “2:13,” directed by Charles Adelman, and 2009 Berlin Film Festival competitor “Rage,” directed by internationally-renowned filmmaker Sally Potter, in which Adams appeared alongside Judi Dench, Jude Law, Dianne Weist and Steve Buscemi. Additionally, Patrick starred in indie films such as, “The Waterhole,” 2009 Slamdance entry “Weather Girl,” and most recently, “6 Month Rule,” directed by Blayne Weaver.
 
SUITS finds Mike becoming enmeshed in the unfamiliar world of corporate law and relying on Harvey and Rachel, the firm’s best paralegal (Meghan Markle) and Harvey’s no-nonsense assistant Donna (Sarah Rafferty), to make sure justice is served, while at the same time, continuing to hide his secret from the entire firm, including managing partner (Gina Torres) and Harvey’s arch nemesis (Rick Hoffman) who seems intent on making Mike’s life as difficult as possible.
 
A Toronto native, Patrick currently resides in Los Angeles when SUITS is not in production

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PHOTOS: ABC Releases Promotional Photos For New Series 'Suburgatory'...

PHOTOS: ABC Releases Promotional Photos For New Series 'Suburgatory'...


ABC recently released promotional photos for their new series, Suburgatory. Featuring the cast standing against plain backgrounds, check out the rest of the shots after the jump and read the press release below.


Suburgatory
Wednesdays this Fall, 8:30-9:00 p.m., ET)
Single father George only wants the best for his 16-year-old daughter, Tessa. So when he finds a box of condoms on her nightstand, he moves them out of their apartment in New York City to a house in the suburbs. But all Tessa sees is the horror of over-manicured lawns and plastic Franken-moms. Being in the 'burbs can be hell, but it also may just bring Tessa and George closer than they've ever been.


Tessa (Jane Levy) and George (Jeremy Sisto) have been on their own ever since Tessa's mom pulled a "Kramer vs. Kramer" before she was even potty trained. So far, George has done a pretty good job of raising Tessa without a maternal figure in their lives, but suddenly he's feeling a little out of his league. So it's goodbye New York City and hello suburbs. At first Tessa is horrified by the big-haired, fake-boobed mothers and their sugar-free Red Bull-chugging kids. But little by little she and her dad begin finding a way to survive on the clean streets of the 'burbs. Sure, the neighbors might smother you with love while their kids stare daggers at your back, but underneath all that plastic and caffeine, they're really not half bad. And they do make a tasty pot roast.
The show stars Jeremy Sisto ("Law & Order") as George Altman, Jane Levy ("Shameless") as Tessa Altman, Carly Chaikin ("The Last Song") as Dalia Royce, Allie Grant ("Weeds") as Lisa, Alan Tudyk ("V") as Noah Lerner and Cheryl Hines ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") as Dallas Royce. Ana Gasteyer ("Saturday Night Live") guest stars.
Emily Kapnek ("Hung") writes and executive-produces this bitingly ironic single-camera comedy. "Suburgatory" was directed by Michael Fresco ("Raising Hope"), who also executive-produced the pilot. It is produced by Warner Bros. Television.

PHOTO: FOX Releases Promotional Cast Photo For New Series 'The Finder'...

PHOTO: FOX Releases Promotional Cast Photo For New Series 'The Finder'...



FOX recently released the first promotional photo for its new series, The Finder. The much-anticipated spinoff of hit show Bones, get a first look at The Finder's cast above and read the press release below.



THE FINDER
Iraq war veteran WALTER SHERMAN (Geoff Stults, “She’s Out of My League”) gained a reputation while serving in the Army Military Police as someone who was very good at tracking down insurgents, deserters and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
Unfortunately, Walter found one IED just moments before it found him. Two months later, when Walter woke from his coma, he earned an honorable discharge and returned home. His resulting brain damage from the explosion transformed him from someone skilled at recovering people and things into something much more extraordinary: a Finder.
From the creator of the hit series BONES comes THE FINDER, the new one-hour procedural centering on a remarkable man who uses his unique gift to help others recover what they’ve lost. Walter may have left the military, but his reputation as a discreet professional who can unearth anything and anyone has been passed on to generals, politicians and other powerful figures. His first post-military assignment was to find the CIA head honcho’s missing daughter and bring her home. Walter did both, and since then has never been without an assignment.
 After settling in Key West, Walter met the beautiful and worldly IKE LATULIPPE (Saffron Burrows, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”), a woman with a mysterious past and many hidden skills. She tends bar at The Ends of the Earth, which also serves as a makeshift office and home base for Walter. Walter helped Ike escape a dangerous life, and for that, she is eternally grateful. Another island denizen dedicated to Walter is LEO KNOX (Michael Clarke Duncan, “The Green Mile”), once an obese lawyer who, after the deaths of his wife and children, completely reinvented himself into a gentle giant, philosopher and Walter’s legal advisor.
Because of his skills, Walter is often asked to find a person or a thing that law enforcement either will not or cannot find. With the help of Ike and Leo, as well as a patchwork of indebted connections, he and his team ultimately find meaning in their own lives by finding something or someone other people have lost.
  

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PHOTOS: ABC Releases Promotional Photos For New Series 'The River'...

PHOTOS: ABC Releases Promotional Photos For New Series 'The River'...




ABC recently released promotional photos for their new series, The River. Featuring the cast standing against admittedly boring backgrounds and wearing some of the most drab outfits since Lost, check out the rest of the shots after the jump and read the series' press release below.
"The River" follows the story of wildlife expert and TV personality Emmet Cole. Emmet set course around the world with his wife, Tess, and son, Lincoln, while filming what would become one of the most popular shows in television. After he goes missing deep in the Amazon, his family, friends and crew set out on a mysterious and deadly journey to find him.
Famed explorer Dr. Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) went looking for magic deep in the uncharted Amazon and never returned. The shocking truth about his disappearance is out there, somewhere, just waiting to be discovered. To the millions of kids who grew up watching his nature show, Dr. Cole was a hero. To his own son, Lincoln (Joe Anderson), he was more of an enigma. Now, six months after he vanished, Lincoln is finally ready to bury the past when Dr. Cole's emergency beacon suddenly goes off. At the urging of his mother, Tess (Leslie Hope), Lincoln reluctantly joins her on a search for his father. To fund the rescue, they agree to let Dr. Cole's cagey ex-producer, Clark (Paul Blackthorne), film the mission documentary-style. The mixed crew of old friends and new acquaintances includes the sexy and resourceful Lena (Eloise Mumford), loyal mechanic Emilio (Daniel Zacapa) and lethal bodyguard Captain Kurt Brynildson (Thomas Kretschmann).
"The River" stars Bruce Greenwood ("Star Trek") as Emmet Cole, Joe Anderson ("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2") as Lincoln Cole, Paul Blackthorne ("Lipstick Jungle") as Clark, Paulina Gaitan as Jahel, Leslie Hope ("24") as Tess Cole, Eloise Mumford ("Lone Star") as Lena, Shaun Parkes ("The Mummy Returns") as Adjay, Thomas Kretschmann ("King Kong") as Captain Kurt Brynildson and Daniel Zacapa ("Resurrection Blvd.") as Emilio.
"The River," from Amblin's Steven Spielberg, Daryl Frank and Justin Falvey, showrunner/executive producer Michael Green ("Heroes," "Kings"), is also executive-produced by Oren Peli (creator of "Paranormal Activity"), Zack Estrin, Jason Blum and Steven Schneider. Teleplay by Michael R. Perry and Michael Green, story by Oren Peli & Michael R. Perry and Michael Green. The pilot is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and produced by ABC Studios

POSTERS: HBO Releases Posters For New Season Of 'True Blood'...

POSTERS: HBO Releases Posters For New Season Of 'True Blood'...




True Blood is famous for their brilliant artwork and, going by the above, this season shall be no exception. Posing against black, red and white backgrounds, the fabulous cast is giving FACE at levels not seen since, well, last year's offerings

P.S. Tara's new hair is just everything.

*moment of hushed, respectful silence*

Check out the other great shots after the jump.


POSTER: HBO Releases Promotional Poster For New Season Of 'True Blood'..

POSTER: HBO Releases Promotional Poster For New Season Of 'True Blood'..




HBO recently released another promotional poster for the much-anticipated new season of their hit show, True Blood. Check it out above.

On a somewhat connected note, we love how Lafayette's catchphrase 'Hookah' has found its way into pop culture. Snap for the kids.


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PHOTOS: The CW Releases New Key Art Logos For Hit Series 'Gossip Girl', 'Vampire Diaries' & More...

PHOTOS: The CW Releases New Key Art Logos For Hit Series 'Gossip Girl', 'Vampire Diaries' & More...




Apparently having decided that it's time to try and play with the big boys, the CW has released new key art logos for the upcoming seasons of their hit shows Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries, Nikita, 902010 and their new shows Hart Of Dixie, Ringer and The Secret Circle.

Check out the other logos after the jump.



POSTER: USA Releases Promotional Poster For New Season Of 'White Collar'

POSTER: USA Releases Promotional Poster For New Season Of 'White Collar'



USA recently released a promotional poster for the upcoming third season of their hit show, White Collar. Featuring the brilliant Matt Bomer in a sharp suit, check it out above and read the press release for the new season below.


One of television's sexiest series, WHITE COLLAR focuses on the most unpredictable of partnerships between a con artist (Matt Bomer) and an FBI agent (Tim DeKay). This thrilling crime drama will return for season three with more intrigue and all new cases. The series also stars Tiffani Thiessen, Willie Garson, Sharif Atkins and Marsha Thomason, and Hilarie Burton ("One Tree Hill"), who guest starred in a sexy arc for several episodes in season two, as Neal Caffrey's (Bomer) love interest, Sarah Ellis, joins the cast as series regular. 
WHITE COLLAR was created and is executive produced by Jeff Eastin and comes from Fox Television Studios. Mark Goffman is executive producer and Jeff King serves as co-executive producer. The show is shot entirely in and around New York City.

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PHOTOS: USA Releases Promotional Photos For New Season Of 'White Collar'...

PHOTOS: USA Releases Promotional Photos For New Season Of 'White Collar'...




USA recently released promotional cast photos for the upcoming third season of their hit show, White Collar. Featuring our favourite characters 'suited up' and in a variety of poses and combinations, read the press release below and check out the rest of the photos after the jump.

One of television's sexiest series, WHITE COLLAR focuses on the most unpredictable of partnerships between a con artist (Matt Bomer) and an FBI agent (Tim DeKay). This thrilling crime drama will return for season three with more intrigue and all new cases. The series also stars Tiffani Thiessen, Willie Garson, Sharif Atkins and Marsha Thomason, and Hilarie Burton ("One Tree Hill"), who guest starred in a sexy arc for several episodes in season two, as Neal Caffrey's (Bomer) love interest, Sarah Ellis, joins the cast as series regular. WHITE COLLAR was created and is executive produced by Jeff Eastin and comes from Fox Television Studios. Mark Goffman is executive producer and Jeff King serves as co-executive producer. The show is shot entirely in and around New York City.

VERDICT: Lady Adele Is Fierce On The June Cover Of 'Q' Magazine....

VERDICT: Lady Adele Is Fierce On The June Cover Of 'Q' Magazine....



Hitmaker, record-breaker and vocal-slayer Adele recently found time in her hectic schedule to strike a fierce pose on the above cover of Q magazine.

And, as with her incredible Rolling Stone and OUT covers, Adele has knocked it out of the park. The free-flowing hair, flawless complexion (helped out with a little Photoshop, because we all know Ms. Adkins loves her cancer sticks) and striking eyes all combine to make this yet another winner.

No complaints from this end.

VERDICT: 8.27/10


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TRAILERS: FOX Releases Full Length Trailers For 2011-2012 Season...

TRAILERS: FOX Releases Full Length Trailers For 2011-2012 Season...



ABC has just released the full length trailers for the rest of the new series they ordered for the 2011-2012 season. Read their respective press releases, watch the trailers and discover our final rating for ABC after the jump.



TRAILERS: CBS Releases Full Length Trailers For 2011-2012 Season...

TRAILERS: CBS Releases Full Length Trailers For 2011-2012 Season...





CBS has released the full length trailers for the rest of the new series they ordered for the 2011-2012 season. Read their respective press releases, watch the trailers and discover our final rating for CBS after the jump.


Saturday, 28 May 2011

NO SHADE CLOSED FOR RENOVATION

Re-opens Monday 30th May




After more than one a half years, we've decided that it's time to do a Rihanna and up our game. With a new layout, features, polls and an increase in daily posts, No Shade will be relaunching Monday 30th May at 11:00 a.m. GMT. 

Make sure to check back then and see the changes for yourself. In the meantime, follow us on twitter for regular updates.

See you all soon,

Tha Phoenix

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

TRAILERS: ABC Releases Full Length Trailers For 2011-2012 Season...

TRAILERS: ABC Releases Full Length Trailers For 2011-2012 Season...




ABC has just released the full length trailers for the rest of the new series they ordered for the 2011-2012 season. Read their respective press releases, watch the trailers and discover our final rating for ABC after the jump.



Tuesday, 17 May 2011

AD: Jennifer Aniston's First Print Ads As New Face Of 'Smart Water'....

AD: Jennifer Aniston's First Print Ads As New Face Of 'Smart Water'....




Jennifer Aniston recently posed for new campaign images for Smartwater. Shot by famed photographer Steven Klein, the ads will start making appearances in various June publications. Check out the other photo after the jump.

PHOTOS: ABC Releases Promotional Photos For New Series 'Good Christian Belles'...





ABC has just released promotional photos for their new series, Good Christian Belles. Airing from mid-season 2012 and starring Kristen Chenoweth (Glee, Pushing Daisies), check out the rest of the photos after the jump.