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Conan O’Brien Still Rivals with Jay Leno

Jay Leno and Conan O'BrienConan O'Brien admits that the feud between him and Jay Leno remains fierce.

The bitter rivalry began in earnest in 2010 when, barely six months after replacing Leno as host of The Tonight Show, Conan was ousted from the show. "In some ways, that was more intense than Jay versus Dave [Letterman]. It felt like the younger guard [supporting Conan] against the old guard [Leno]. People were having rallies, making videos slamming NBC, and NBC was thinking, 'How is Conan doing this?' I was being credited as a genius when I didn't have the slightest idea who these people were," Conan told ShortList magazine.

Conan - who now hosts a new self-titled talk show - added that some of his most ardent fans even went so far as to get a tattoo as a show of support. He was, however, quick to point out that he didn't necessarily appreciate the gesture. "They've tattooed my face on their body. I always feel like, 'Look, I'll pay to have that removed,'" the talk show host added.


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Wentworth Miller “Feeding a Fantasy” Before Coming Out

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Television, Features,

Wentworth MillerWentworth Miller felt he was "feeding a fantasy" before announcing that he is gay.

The former Prison Break star, who opened up about his sexuality for the first time last August, says he has a better relationship with his fans now.

"I feel more fully expressed. After Prison Break, I came to grips with the fact that my public persona was in misalignment with how I actually felt. I was out to a handful of people in my twenties, and once I hit 30, I was out to family and friends. But professionally, I was feeding a fantasy. I created this air of 'We don't address that thing,'" the 42-year-old actor told Details magazine.

Asked if he felt like he was lying about his sexuality in the past, he said, "My face was on billboards, and I thought it was my job to act a certain way. But I think audiences knew to a certain degree. The people onscreen aren't the characters they're playing. They're our projection of who we want them to be. I think it's possible to have a man-crush if you're not gay or to have a crush on a guy you know to be gay if you're a woman."

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Items Du Jour: Louis Vuitton F/W 2014, Cara’s Narcolepsy, Lupita for Lancome

Charlotte Gainsbourg for Louis Vuitton Fall 2014+ As promised, Louis Vuitton's Fall 2014 campaign was a collaborative effort by famed photographers Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz and Juergen Teller, featuring models Charlotte Gainsbourg, Liya Kebede, Freja Beha Erichsen and Jean Campbell.

+ A Vogue reporter attempted to interview model Cara Delevingne, only to have her fall asleep on her - twice! The reporter later discovered from fashion photographer Tim Walker that Cara once fell asleep "for seven hours on one Mulberry shoot."

+ Former creative director of Gap, Patrick Robinson, has left his position at A|X Armani Exchange. Despite gossip that he left due to plagiarism issues, a representative assured Page Six that Robinson left the brand amicably.

+ 12 Years a Slave star-turned-fashion darling Lupita N'yongo has landed her first Lancome ad - naturally, she looks amazing.

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Courtney Love Inspires Lana Del Rey

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Gossip, Pop, Rock,

Lana Del Rey and Courtney LoveLana Del Rey is inspired by Courtney Love.

The "Summertime Sadness" hitmaker has always looked up to the Hole frontwoman and rock 'n' roll legend, so feels proud to count her among her friends these days:

"Courtney Love's a big inspiration. I like her, I talk to her a lot. I just went her show ... when she was playing in London. I like people who are similar to her, like Joni Mitchell types or Stevie Nicks, who are both strong female characters."

The 27-year-old star was strongly influenced by jazz legends Nina Simone and Billie Holliday on her second album Ultraviolence, and hopes she has done their musical legacy justice. Speaking on France Inter radio station's Laura Leishman Project show, she said, "It has a Pacific coast feel to me, I think it's guitar driven, there are references to Nina Simone. That's why I ended the track listing with a cover of 'The Other Woman.' I am inspired by early jazz culture. It's a West coast jazz fusion with a little bit of East coast fever."


Nicki Minaj Collaborated with Drake for New Album

Nicki Minaj and DrakeNicki Minaj has collaborated with Drake for her new album The Pink Print.

The "Pills N Potions" hitmaker has confirmed there will "definitely" be a track with Drake on the upcoming record because she loves his music: "I'm a massive fan of [Drake], that's my baby. And I hope and pray we'll have [a collaboration] on there. I think that we'll definitely have one on there. We're supposed to meet up this week to get some stuff crack-a-ling in the studio. I think there'll be another feature on the album that will blow people away. I'm super excited about that, too, but it's obviously a secret!"

Nicki has released the track "Pills N Potions" as her lead single from the album, with a stripped back video featuring rapper The Game, who she claims was "dope" to work with:

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Gary Oldman Defends Mel Gibson’s Behavior

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Rants, Features,

Mel Gibson and Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman has spoken out to defend Mel Gibson over his anti-Semitic behavior.

The Dark Knight Rises actor has blasted the "political correctness" which has seen the Lethal Weapo actor shunned from the movie world over racist and anti-Jewish slurs he is alleged to have made in recent years: "I just think political correctness is crap. That's what I think about it. I think it's like, take a f***ing joke. Get over it."

Mel is said to have made anti-Jewish slurs while being arrested for drink-driving in Malibu, California in 2006 with police reporting that he told his arresting police officer, "F***ing Jews ... the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world."

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Samuel L. Jackson Shocked by Harrison Ford’s Set Accident

Samuel L. Jackson Harrison Ford

Samuel L. Jackson was surprised to hear about Harrison Ford's injuries.

The 65-year-old actor was shocked by news that Harrison - who has reprised his role as Hans Solo in the sci-fi franchise - was crushed by a hydraulic door on set of the Star Wars: Episode VII last week, and insists the accident wouldn't have been his fault: "I'm sure it wasn't because he wanted to or it was something he was doing... I'm sure something went terribly awry if that happened because most times insurance companies don't like us doing those things!"

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Chris Weber interview: The future of device branding for Windows Phone

Chris Weber Microsoft Nokia

Chris Weber is the CVP of Mobile Devices Sales at Microsoft, re-joining the company through it's purchase of Nokia, where he was in charge of global sales. He knows his way around every Lumia device, and is now aiming to make sure that Windows Phone first-party hardware is an even player at the devices table. We were able to sit down with Chris to talk about Nokia, Lumia, Windows Phone, and what changes need to be made in order to realize the success he is seeking. Check out the full interview below:

When is Windows Phone 8.1 coming out?
The answer varies by device and operator. The Lumia 630 and 635 are the first 8.1 products, launched internationally. We’re also working with our current products, and any Windows 8 phone is upgradeable to 8.1. There is currently a developer preview, but the operator version requires further testing. 8.1 is a completely different experience. Things like the background wallpaper, increased customization, and especially Cortana, which is one of the best features.

There are key differences between Cortana and similar services on other devices. It proactively learns. The other day I was flying to Moscow. The week before, it asked if it wanted me to track my flight to Moscow. There is a link that says "Do you want to know how I knew that?" Cortana looked at my calendar and started looking up flight numbers. It also has geo-fencing. You can say "Remind me that Ignacio owes me $100." I can say remind me when I send an email, when I arrive home, etc. Or "Remind me to pick up my dry cleaning" and when you get in the area, the message pops up. "Remind me to pick up milk at the grocery store” and you get the choice of having it remind you when you are near any grocery store, not just one specific one.

Back to being on the plane, I said "Remind me to download the music for guitar when I get home." It's really, really good. Flow writing, which is similar to Swype, means I can do emails faster on my phone than on the keyboard now. I got a new phone and it wasn't running 8.1 and the hunt and peck was tough!

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Quote of the Day: Shailene Woodley on Jennifer Lawrence Comparisons

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Movies, Rivalries, Features,

Shailene Woodley and Jennifer Lawrence

"As women, we are constantly told that we need to compare ourselves to a girl in school, to our co-­workers, to the images in a magazine... How is the world going to advance if we’re always comparing ourselves to others? I admire Jennifer Lawrence, but she’s everyone’s favorite person to compare me to. Is it because we both have short hair and a vagina? I see us as separate individuals. And that’s important. As women, our insecurities are based on all these comparisons. And that creates distress."

- Divergent star Shailene Woodley explains why she told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show that "Comparisons always lead to despair" when the SNL alum asked her how she feels being compared to Jennifer Lawrence (to which the audience booed at her response).

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

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Kristen Wiig Worried She Was Too Old for Hollywood

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Television, Features,

Kristen WiigKristen Wiig used to worry that she was too old for Hollywood.

The 40-year-old star - who shot to fame with her hit comedy Bridesmaids in 2011 - was concerned she was too old to make it in the industry after the excitement of moving to Hollywood wore off and she realized other most other aspiring actresses were far younger than her.

"When I first moved there, there was 'the dream,' as there is for a lot of people. Then I got really scared. I moved there and I was like, 'Oh, I don't have any experience,' and I was surrounded by people a lot younger than I am, a lot better looking than I am, who've been acting for a while, who've been taking classes, who already have agents and I just felt like, 'Oh, there's a lot of work I have to do.'"

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty actress first decided to pursue a career in acting during a class at an art college in Arizona, and although she struggled to find work after moving to Los Angeles she admits she came into her own after she joined an improv group, The Groundlings: "I was like, 'Oh my God, I love it,' which was weird because I was terrified of being on stage. But the idea of being someone else and not myself didn't scare me as much."


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