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Rihanna to Release Concept Album Based on DreamWorks Animation

RihannaRihanna is working on a concept album for new animated film Home.

The superstar's next record will be entirely inspired by the new 3D DreamWorks Animation movie, in which she voices a teenager called Gratuity "Tip" Tucci.

Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, revealed the news during the company's quarterly earnings announcement, explaining that Rihanna will perform new songs. While no further details have been confirmed, the release is likely to coincide with the film - based on author Adam Rex's 2007 children's book The True Meaning of Smekday - hitting cinemas this November.

The album will be Rihanna's first since 2012's Unapologetic, and a welcome return from the 26-year-old star, who released a new record every single year from 2009 until 2012. Despite taking a year off in 2013, the hardworking singer remained in the charts by collaborating with Eminem's smash hit "Monster" from his album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 and more recently with Shakira on "Can't Remember to Forget You."


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Helena Bonham Carter Is Living with Tim

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Features,

Tim Burton and Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton are living together.

The eccentric couple famously own houses next door to one another in London and live in them separately, but the pair have forced to live under one roof with their children Billy, eight, and Nell, four, while building work is being done on one property. Although they were nervous about adhering to a conventional living arrangement, the couple are finding the experience "surprisingly OK."

"It's going surprisingly OK. There's a lot to be said for being in shouting distance. And it's cozy. The kids love it," Helena said.

Despite their usually unconventional domestic set-up, Helena and Tim - who have been together since 2001 - have an established routine which sees the 46-year-old actress do the family cooking and Tim, 54, prepare the accompanying drinks, much to the delight of their daughter. "I've always done the cooking, which I love. He can warm up. He does two-minute rice. And gets the drinks ready. He makes smoothies on a weekend. Our daughter once said to him, 'Dadda, why don't you make smoothies instead of movies?'" Helena told Out.


Bleeding Edge TV 414: Nest Learning Thermostat

We chat with Matt Rogers of Nest at CES 2012 in this episode. Nest is a learning thermostat that is created by the guys who created 13 generations of iPod and a few generations of the iPhone, and is an ingenious way to re-imagine saving energy in your home. The thermostat is a round metal dial with a circular color LCD screen that works a lot like an iPod classic click wheel. You can turn the temperature up or down by twisting the dial, or you can go through its menus by pressing it in like a button. It can be set to automatically change the temperature based on the time and whether you're present. We also demo the Nest thermostat to show you exactly how it all works.

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Nest: The amazing iPhone-controlled learning thermostat

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Design, Household, Wireless / WiFi,

Nest thermostat

If your house is less than 20 years old, you probably have a programmable thermostat. It's probably a plain rectangle with a handful of buttons and a monochrome LCD screen, and it's probably a slight nuisance to program. It also probably isn't connected to your home Wi-Fi network. Nest is trying to change that with its new Nest Learning Thermostat.

The thermostat is a round metal dial with a circular color LCD screen that works a lot like an iPod classic click wheel. That could be because Nest was co-founded by former Apple employee Tony Fadell, one of the creators of the iPod. You can turn the temperature up or down by twisting the dial, or you can go through its menus by pressing it in like a button. It can be set to automatically change the temperature based on the time and whether you're present.

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Singing Father-Daughter Duo Make Appearance on Ellen


As Greyson Chance already knows, there's nothing Ellen DeGeneres loves more than a YouTube sensation. Cue Jorge Narvaez and his six-year-old daughter Alexa.

Over the past few weeks, a video of the father-daughter duo singing Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros' "Home" has gone viral. (Watch it here.) The popularity of the clip not only earned the two a spot on Wednesday's Ellen, it earned Alexa a pink new car.

Check out the cuteness above.

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Quote of the Day: Taylor Lautner on Living With Parents

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Movies, Child Stars,

Taylor Lautner at Eclipse's L.A. premiere

“I help out with the lawn, garbage, dishes… When I come back [from filming], I have extra mowing to do… It’s very important to me. I describe it as I live two different lives. I have this life and do what I love to do, but I also have the same exact life as before and nothing has changed.”

- Eclipse hunk shares a little about his domestic life.

(Make sure to check out our other notable quotes.)

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Megan Fox Loves Domesticity, Lying to the Media

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Dating, Style, Rumors,

Megan FoxThe mysterious and oh-so-eccentric claims domesticity keeps her sane.

The Jonah Hex actress - who is engaged to actor Brian Austin Green and helps raise his eight-year-old son Kassius - thinks people would be surprised to realize how much she prefers home life to wild parties.

“Oddly you wouldn’t think it, but I’m very domestic. That keeps me sane. I sort of distance myself from the Hollywood crowd. I don’t go out and socialize that way.”

The 24-year-old star admits she sometimes finds the scrutiny over her personal life “overwhelming” but thinks she has the strength to cope with fame.

“People who make it to this level of fame for whatever reason - whether deserved or not - you have to be a strong person to survive it. Because it is very difficult to be under the microscope every moment of every day. It becomes overwhelming.”

The brunette beauty recently admitted she sometimes makes up stories about herself in order to divert attention about her personal life: “In the past, I’ve been reluctant to share any bits of truth about myself or to really let people in on my reality, so I have said some things to throw people off the scent of what’s really going on in my life. So I have sort of aided the media in printing these misconceptions, which I regret.”


Evangeline Lilly Lost Without Show

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Television, Where Are They Now?,

Evangeline LillyFreckled starlet is “homeless and unemployed.”

The actress admits she has found herself at a loss since filming her final scenes for in Hawaii but has only just realized the extent of her situation.

“I did live in Hawaii and now I am essentially homeless. I’m a gypsy a bit, living out of my suitcase, and I’m unemployed. I was filling out a form at the dentist the other day and I realized when they said ‘Put your address and your occupation’ that I was homeless and unemployed.”

The brunette beauty admits she has always enjoyed moving from place to place as it allowed her the opportunity for reinvention. She explained to talk show host , “When I was a kid we moved a lot and then when I was in high school I stayed still for a long time. I must have gotten a bit of fever - whatever it was that makes you want to change - because I looked around me and saw people who were different to me and interesting, and I decided I wanted to try to be them. I would move towns - because you can’t change who you are when people know you already - and I would take on a new. I wouldn’t suddenly put on 50lbs and pretend I was a man.”


Taylor Swift Wants Curtains For Christmas

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music,

Taylor Swift needs furniture for Christmas! has asked for soft furnishings from Santa this Christmas.

The “Love Story” singer - who has just moved out of her parents’ home and bought her own place in Nashville, Tennessee - says the only gifts she is asking for are soft furnishings to decorate her home.

“I have just bought my first home in Nashville. So I will go out soon, and live alone for the first time in my life. I’d like many cushions, curtains, bedding and picture frames for my new apartment. If I find some free time in London, I would like to buy furniture and accessories. I’ve heard that there are great ones in the Portobello Road antique shops. “

Taylor also revealed that her father - who was once a Christmas tree salesman - loved the festive time of year so much, that the whole family went overboard decorating the house every year: “Christmas here at home is always a big celebration. Each room is decorated; I’m looking forward to it.”


Taylor Swift Wants a London Home in Nashville

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Style, Rumors,

Taylor Swift is on the hunt for furnitureCountry and pop sensation Taylor Swift wants to go furniture shopping in London.

The 19-year-old star, who is currently living with her parents, has just bought her first house and is planning on kitting it out with homeware from the UK capital’s trendiest shops.

“I have just bought my first home in Nashville. So I will go out soon, and live alone for the first time in my life. If I find some free time in London, I would like to buy furniture and accessories. I’ve heard that there are great antique shops in Portobello Road.”

Taylor - who is rumored to be dating Twilight Saga: New Moon star Taylor Lautner - isn’t worried about partying too much once she is out of her parents’ house because doesn’t like drinking. She told German website Stern, “I am not the party type. I never drank alcohol in my life. It is not my thing. I like to keep a cool head and control.”


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