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'American Horror Story' Leaked Call Sheet Signals Possible Return Of A Past Character (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:04:54 -0400)

While we know a handful of details about Season 4 of "American Horror Story," there are still a lot of things left to speculation.

What we do officially know so far is that "Freak Show" will take place in 1950s Florida at one of the last American freak carnivals, run by a German ex-pat (Jessica Lange). We also know that Sarah Paulson will play a two-headed woman, Dot and Bette. According to a leaked call sheet however, a familiar "AHS" face will appear in the new season.

Remember Pepper, the microcephalic woman played by Naomi Grossman in "Asylum"? Apparently, she's back for "Freak Show," according to an Argentinian fan site's unofficial leaked call sheet for the fourth season's first episode. It would make a lot of sense for Pepper to return as one of the freaks since she was inspired by the 1932 cult film "Freaks" and real sideshow performer Schlitzie. Since Season 4 takes place before the 1964-set "Asylum," it seems possible that it may reveal Pepper's origin story and how she ended up a Briarcliff. Two other actors listed below Grossman on the call sheet, Christopher Neiman as Salty (Salty and Pepper sound like a circus act duo to us) and Ben Woolf as Meep, both look similar and like their characters may be other microcephalics or related to Pepper.

Other big reveals in the call sheet are that John Carroll Lynch from "The Americans" and "Body of Proof" will play Twisted Clown, and Grace Gummer, who had a small part in "Coven," will play Penny the Candy Striper. According to the call sheet, Lange's character will be Elsa Mars, Kathy Bates will play Ethel Darling, and Evan Peter's will apparently play her son, Jimmy Darling.

HuffPost has reached out to FX and the actors' reps for comment. We can only hope that this call sheet is real since it has us even more pumped for Season 4.

[h/t BuzzSugar]

New Visions on Romance: Hour of the Wolf Movie Review of I Origins & Mood Indigo (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:04:13 -0400)

2014-07-23-MOOD_INDIGO_Cloud_City_410.jpgThis past weekend was just chock full of magical, whimsical women breaking studious, guarded men out of their cocoons. No, not Sex Tape -- I have no idea about how that plot plays out and, besides, that's not genre. But otherwise, for all their divergent approaches to the material, both I Origins and Mood Indigo incorporate the same base theme. After that, of course, anything goes: I Origins continues director Mike Cahill's ongoing exploration of humanity's interconnectedness through the tale of a dedicated, eye-obsessed scientist (Mike Cahill) having his adherence to objective reasoning challenged by the mystical outlook of an exotic model (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) with equally exotic eyeballs; while Mood Indigo lets director Michel Gondry explore the artificiality of certain, idealized brands of French romance through the story of how the wacky life of an eccentric inventor (Romain Duris) is overthrown when the health of his wife (Audrey Tatou) is threatened.

Another way to distinguish these films: They aren't equally successful in their goals. To find out how they fare, click on the player to hear my review for Jim Freund's Hour of the Wolf, or right-click the title to download.

Hour of the Wolf Movie Review of I Origins/Mood Indigo


Nicki Minaj's NSFW 'Anaconda' Cover Will Make Your Jaw Drop (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:00:44 -0400)

Here's one way to get your new single trending on Twitter.

Nicki Minaj has been teasing fans on Twitter with a special "surprise" since Wednesday. The Barbz certainly got one July 24 when she shared the super sexy cover art for her newest single, "Anaconda." Check it out and let us know when you've picked your jaw back up from the floor:

Yup, there's the Young Money rapper in nothing but a sports bra, Jordans and a g-string. Along with the steamy photo, Minaj wrote that "Anaconda" will be available July 28 on iTunes. The single will be featured on her upcoming album, "The Pink Print," but as of yet the album has no official release date.

If the cover art for "Anaconda" is this racy, we can only imagine what the music video will be like. After all, the 31-year-old rocked pasties made out of electrical tape in her "Pills N Potions" video, and Minaj has never been one to disappoint when it comes to being outrageous.

The 12 Songs You Need To Know This Week (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:56:38 -0400)

Each week, the HuffPost Entertainment team will compile and share some of our favorite tracks discovered across the web, whether they are brand new tunes, new music videos or newly discovered artists.

Dorothy - “After Midnight”

Dorothy, named after the group's vocalist, is a band you will hear a lot more about soon. Dorothy's gritty, soaring vocals steal your heart, as the heavily distorted riffs and bellowing beats pummel you into the ground. They're dangerous, they kick ass and they're exactly what rock needs.

Hopium - “Dreamers” ft. Phoebe Lou

This electronic duo from Australia only joined Facebook in mid-February of this year and they're reluctant to share much more information than that. But we're still glad they're here. "Dreamers" is soothing, auspicious and depressing, but best of all, it feels important.

Lecrae - “Fear"

"Fear" easily has one of the best beats of 2014 thus far, with transitions that are just too smooth. Whether you agree with Lecrae's Christian sermon or not, the dude's flow has only improved and there is a message right below the surface that many should be able to connect with.

Jeremih - “No More”

Jeremih and producer Shlohmo are an unlikely combination on paper, but their "No More" EP proves that they were destined to make some of the most exciting and intricate R&B music out there today.

Priory - “Weekend”

Priory's "Weekend" has been racking up some serious radio play over on the West Coast, and probably for the exact reason of the track's title. "Hell yeah, I just got paid!" just might be the new credo for irresponsible spending by all 20-somethings.

Raury - “Cigarette Song”

Rising Atlanta icon Raury let loose a new single from his upcoming EP, "Indigo Child," flexing yet another musical muscle and proving there is no limit to what kind of music he can produce. An acoustically driven number that gives us the greatest taste of his vocal capabilities, a little chaos breaks out in the middle, but Raury draws in the reins by the final third for a beautiful piano outro.

Hopsin - “Ill Mind of Hopsin 7”

Hopsin's message is about as antithetical to Lecrae's as it can get. The seventh installment of his "Ill Mind of Hopsin," series, Hopsin furiously combats any idea of religion, working through the perceived negative results drawn from belief systems. With nearly 3 million views after just short of a week, the song has ignited debate amongst thousands of YouTube users, and while this is in no way the best arena for progressive discussion, Hopsin at least has some people thinking.

Rx Bandits - “Penguin Marlin Brando”

Rx Bandits last released an original studio production in 2009, but after a brief hiatus, the band hasn't lost any momentum. "Penguin Marlin Brando" is just one of the many stellar tracks on "Gemini, Her Majesty," proving that they are still the kings of groovy progressive rock.

Lights - “Up We Go”

Lights has put in her time, and if "Up We Go" is any indication of how the rest of "Little Machines" will sound, it will rule the rest of 2014 pop.

Banks - "Beggin For Thread”

Banks has released a number of cuts from her upcoming debut LP, and, like the rest, "Beggin For Thread" is fantastic, and probably her most fun song yet.

Enola Fall - “Lions”

First off: Enola Fall is from Tasmania, and that is awesome. Second: The band is really good. "Lions" keeps building and building throughout the song, transforming into a more catchy and danceable beat, and by the time the final evolution hits in the final third of the song, you'll be itching to start the song over again.

The Weeknd - “King Of The Fall”

The Weeknd delivers a new freebie, and he wants you know that he is, indeed, the King of the Fall.

The Major Problem With Zach Braff's ‘Wish I Was Here' (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:49:22 -0400)

There is a beauty to Zach Braff’s “Garden State” that still resonates today. It’s a film within the recent indie canon that captured something many would later attempt: the mid-20s ennui, the disappointing reality of a failed dream job, the desire to escape from home, the lost sense of a home. "Garden State" tackled those moments and handled them well. Anyone in their 20s, or even teens, could relate to the lost soul who Andrew Largeman was, a guy tuned out from every aspect of life in order to escape any and all of its emotional threats. But “Garden State” is about waking up to that mess, throwing yourself head-on into what you don’t understand, and knowing that braving it is better than watching from afar through a thick smog.

One of the best ways to describe Los Angeles -- where Andrew lives before heading back East -- is with its smog. Not just literal smog, either: Los Angeles is a city that's easy to flee to for change. It's a place where people can get lost in dreams of success, glamour and false identity, especially if an identity wasn’t already intact. In “Garden State,” LA is epitomized by this concept of a stifling haze one can flow through, half awake, not wholly sure of what they want, who they are or where they’re going. Braff’s Andrew only becomes aware of his psychological and emotional absence and his repressed pain once he returns home to New Jersey, the source of it all (and, of course, when he stops taking his medication).

“Garden State” ends with Andrew not returning to Los Angeles, the city where he could seamlessly blend in and fall back into his vegetative state. Instead, he stays in New Jersey where nothing really makes sense at the moment, where he has no choice but to face the complications he’s been evading. While “Garden State” ends in a place of uncertainty, it’s so memorable and relatable for demonstrating that you can embrace that feeling. It's a vibe best encapsulated by the lyrics of Frou Frou’s “Let Go”: "It’s all right, because there’s beauty in the breakdown." It may be a simple and obvious message, but it is one that carries weight.

Fast-forward 10 years, and Braff has released “Wish I Was Here,” his second film as a director and follow-up to “Garden State.” The new film takes place in Los Angeles, focusing on Braff’s character, Adrian, an out-of-work actor who hasn’t been himself lately. (If the similarities to Andrew aren’t evident yet, here’s a list of 17 to convince you.) If anything, “Wish I Was Here” plays like a loose theoretical continuation of “Garden State,” as if Andrew Largeman had moved back to LA once he tired of Jersey in an effort to restart his acting career. He got married to Sarah (Kate Hudson), a bland and attractive blonde (a forgettable archetype she fills often) -- no cute, quirky small-town girls here -- had kids, and completely lost himself in the fog of Los Angeles all over again. He’s even more frustrated with his Jewish religion now than before, he still has a bad relationship with has father, and he hasn’t been very present lately (“I haven’t seen you in a while,” his wife says, just in case we somehow missed the meaning of the title). Even more disappointing than his rehashing of the same tropes from his first film is that Braff makes his moral, uplifting messages so painfully obvious that they are almost a bit insulting to the audience’s intelligence. What can be more eye-roll worthy than Adrian sitting in a doctor’s office waiting room looking at an empty pamphlet holder with the label “This pamphlet could save your life.” Oh, no, a guy played by Zach Braff is lost again.

Rather than writing other supporting characters who inspire him and guide his protagonist to self-realization (e.g. Natalie Portman’s Sam and Peter Sarsgaard’s Mark), Braff makes his own Adrian the knowledgeable, moral compass of “Wish I Was Here.” Adrian shows his children his place of solitude on a desert rock (his own version of the “infinite abyss” in “Garden State”), reminds his daughter to be unique (which sounds a little like Sam’s "original" scene) and gives his brother a (very sappy) speech on fishbowls and facing fears. Maybe that’s because Adrian is supposed to represent the older, more learned Andrew, which makes sense. But then why is Adrian so lost if he has all the answers?

There's an unavoidable sense of failure that comes with copying major elements of a good movie only to tell a less daring story. Had Braff made an entirely different film in style and tone from "Garden State," or one that was an actual continuation of his "Garden State" character a decade later, “Wish I Were Here” would, I hope, be much better. But he didn't, and the ending of "Wish I Was Here" reveals that to be true. It's an ending that weakens the film, and in a way, devalues what “Garden State” achieved. (Spoiler Alert) In it, Adrian doesn’t face any major life decisions, as Andrew does, nor have to take any risks. After his father dies, he simply settles. He gives up his acting dreams to become a drama teacher, he and his wife sue the guy who sexually harassed her, his nerdy brother gets the hot girl and everything works out in a pretty perfect manner. If “Garden State” was about embracing the chaos of the moment, then “Wish I Was Here” is about settling. While there's nothing wrong with films that end happily or definitively, there's something undeniably disappointing about a movie that succumbs to complacency.

Embracing the mess may be more of a suitable choice for a younger person as opposed to a married man who must sacrifice his dreams to provide for his family. Maybe Braff doesn't view Los Angeles as so much of an escape anymore but as a place where one can eventually find grounding. Yet still, the Braff from a decade ago told a story that said so much more about life without so much overt trying. "Garden State" served as a reminder that sometimes an ellipsis is better than a period or an exclamation point. Maybe today's Braff is the Andrew who got on that plane back to LA and never looked back. If anything, here's to hoping in another 10 years he'll return to Jersey and make a meaningful movie once again.

"Wish I Was Here" is now playing in select cities.

Ricky Gervais Reveals His Major Beef With Louis C.K. (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:47:27 -0400)

Hope you're not vegetarian because it looks like we got some celebrity beef.

Ricky Gervais and Louis C.K. are both up for the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, but Gervais revealed on "Late Night" that there's another reason he has an issue with the "Louie" star.

Gervais told host Seth Meyers that he's worked with C.K. in a number of projects in the past, even claiming to have "discovered" the comedian, so it may shock you to learn that this feud started from just a simple gesture ... or lack thereof.

"Late Night with Seth Meyers" airs weeknights at 12:35 p.m. ET on NBC.

'Crossroads' Launched A Generation Of Hollywood Superstars (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:37:00 -0400)

When the much-anticipated Britney Spears film "Crossroads" hit theaters in 2002, I was 11 years old and prepared at any moment to break out into the music video choreography for a number of the singer's hit singles. Like hordes of other middle schoolers across the nation, I showed up opening night -- pack of girls in tow -- and went nuts for the touching road-trip tale of childhood friendship everlasting. In the weeks that followed, my friends and I sang "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," on the karaoke machine in the basement, contemplated burying our own BFF time capsule, and solidified ourselves as part of the fan base that allowed the film to gross over $61 million worldwide.

But those outside that golden tween fan demographic did not take quite as kindly to the picture: Chuck Wilson at LA Weekly, for example, called it a "dull road trip movie that's surprisingly short of both adventure and song," and Moira MacDonald at the Seattle Times lambasted it "an example of shamelessly bad screenwriting, laden with coincidence and cliche and empty characterizations." It's safe to say that the general critical consensus was that those involved with the project did not have too much staying power. (On Rotten Tomatoes, "Crossroads" scored a mere 14 percent, certified rotten.)

However, in this particular instance, it seems we tweenage fans had our fingers on the pulse, because as of the year 2014, the ladies of "Crossroads" are totally killing it. Here's a look at what the film's major players have been up to since the days of the seminal not-quite hit:

Britney Spears
"Crossroads": Lucy
Now: "Piece of Me" Residency Show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

britney spears

By the time that "Crossroads" debuted, even the "it girl" at the heart of project had a questionable future in the entertainment industry. Critics were unimpressed with Spears' first attempt at more mature sound on 2001 album "Britney," with many unsure as to whether or not the singer would outlast the '90s teen pop moment. David Browne at Entertainment Weekly called her third album a launch into "awkward adolescence," and Barry Walters at Rolling Stone wondered if the star would "remain relevant in an era that's suddenly not that innocent." That the 2002 film failed to impress critical naysayers did not bode well for the singer, especially when her singles from "Britney" had all failed to achieve the billboard hit status of those from her previous two albums.

But 12 years later, Spears has far from disappeared into obscurity: Since 2001, she has released four more albums, and had nine additional singles make it into the Billboard top 10. In December 2013, she began "Piece of Me," two-year residency show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino In Las Vegas, joining the ranks of critically acclaimed Sin City divas Celine Dion and Cher. The singer is said to be receiving $30 million for her performances, and was reportedly offered $12 million to extend the production.

And, in case you needed any more convincing of Spears' lasting influence, if you type popular first name "Britney" into Wikipedia, it redirects to her page.

Zoe Saldana
"Crossroads": Kit
Now: Gamora, "Guardians of the Galaxy"

zoe saldana

Take a minute to adjust that dim image in your memory of "Crossroads" resident popular girl Kit, because she is indeed played by a young, not-yet-international-superstar Zoe Saldana. At the time of the film, the actress was just at the start of her illustrious career, known only for her previous role in the 2000 Nicholas Hytner drama "Center Stage." She continued to build her resume throughout the early '00s with roles in "Drumline" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," until, in 2009, she catapulted into megastardom with back-to-back starring roles in blockbusters "Star Trek" and "Avatar." This summer, you'll see her as Gamora in Marvel's new "Guardians of the Galaxy" (in which her ex Bradley Cooper plays a raccoon), and probably every other movie trailer ever.

Taryn Manning
"Crossroads": Mimi
Now: Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett, "Orange Is the New Black"

taryn manning

Because sometimes the universe really does have your back, the amazing actress behind meth addict/Litchfield prison inmate Pennsatucky was once in a movie with Britney Spears. "Crossroads" viewers may remember Manning as the headstrong Mimi, who gathers her ex-friends on the night of their high school graduation and ends up kickstarting their whole road-trip affair. Manning worked steadily since the film, with notable roles in "8 Mile," and "Hustle and Flow," but only exploded onto the scene recently when, in 2013, Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black" rose to popularity during its Emmy-nominated first season. "I can honestly tell you this character for me is super different from what I’ve played before," Manning told Vulture of Pennsatucky back in 2013. "She’s probably one of the most outrageous and over-the-top -- in the religious factor, the way she pushes it on people." Manning continued, "There’s so many moral conflicts in her character. She’s so religious and yet she goes against everything Jesus said."

4. Shonda Rhimes
"Crossroads": Screenwriter
Now: Executive Producer "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal," upcoming "How To Get Away With Murder"

shonda rhimes

Joke is on the haters, because Shonda "Executive Producer Of Many Hit TV Shows At One Time" Rhimes wrote the so-called "example of shamelessly bad screenwriting, laden with coincidence and cliche and empty characterizations" we've come to know as "Crossroads." Since 2002, she has become one of Hollywood’s most influential writers and producers.

Rhimes is currently behind hits "Greys Anatomy," and "Scandal," and her new series, "How To Get Away With Murder," debuts this fall on ABC. The network will air the three shows in succession, making Thursday essentially the "night of Shonda."

While praise for her later work may seem incompatible with the critical distaste for her first major screenplay, Rhimes told Pamela K. Johnson at Written By that she never intended “Crossroads” to be well-received by those outside of her key demographic: "I never thought the critics were going to say "Crossroads" was a brilliant movie," she said. "My goal was for 12 year olds to think it was brilliant."


"Crossroads" begins when three estranged childhood best friends dig up a time capsule that eventually leads them to rediscover the powerful bond they'd lost. Here's hoping that our unburying of the time capsule that is the film "Crossroads" can inspire a similar coming together -- possibly in the form of an emotional Rhimes-penned drama about a teen pop-star turned Vegas songstress -- starring the still very relevant, talented stars.

Nina Dobrev Posts Cryptic Instagram Quotes Following Ian Somerhalder Dating Rumors (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:32:43 -0400)

It doesn't sound like Nina Dobrev is too thrilled with the rumors that her ex Ian Somerhalder is dating Nikki Reed.

The 25-year-old, who split with her "Vampire Diaries" co-star and longtime beau Somerhalder last year, posted some cryptic quotes to her Instagram account this week after pictures of Somerhalder and Reed surfaced online. The pair spent a large chunk of last weekend together, first jogging side-by-side in Los Angeles on July 19 and then getting cozy while shopping at the Farmer's Market in Studio City on July 20.

nina dobrev ian somerhalder

Dobrev has been sharing messages on Instagram and her WhoSay page since the dating news broke. Here are some of her posts:

And while Dobrev is possibly trying to wrap her head around the rumors, her 35-year-old ex is taking to Twitter to shout out Reed. The 26-year-old "Twilight" actress asked followers to help her find a homeless dog a new home, when Somerhalder chimed in:

iamnikkireed's photo http://t.co/SVKyJFeaLf some one please give Kate a GREAT HOME!!!! PLEASE!

— ian somerhalder (@iansomerhalder) July 23, 2014

So, what's really going on here? Only time will tell.

Sharon Stone On The Myth Of 'Ultimate Beauty' (VIDEO) (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:19:50 -0400)

At 56 years old, actress Sharon Stone wants to be clear about one thing -- she's no "girl." Somewhere along the line, the iconic beauty says, society was sold on the idea that only youth is attractive.

"I have no lack of confidence about being a woman -- and my own womanly beauty," Stone says in her upcoming "Oprah's Master Class" interview. "I don't believe that being 19 or 20 or 25 or 30 or 35, that any of these moments are 'the moment' of ultimate beauty."

Rather than chasing youth, Stone hopes we start aspiring for more. "Don't we have goals about not just being boys and girls forever?" Stone asks. "I want to be a woman; I don't want to be a girl. Being a girl was hard, you know?"

"Oprah's Master Class" with Sharon Stone airs Sunday, July 27 at 10 p.m. ET on OWN.

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Rapper Soulja Boy: New CD 'King Soulja 3' Has 'Better Beats, Bigger Collabs' (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:18:46 -0400)

Soulja Boy knows the "pressure" of being a Hip Hop superstar. "It's always a knot in my stomach," the 23-year-old says of industry expectations to constantly top his previous efforts, "But I look at it like I'm having fun."


It's been a wild, unpredictable ride for the rapper, who shot from un-signed artist to the top of worldwide charts in a matter of months with his 2007 debut "Crank That (Soulja Boy)." Self-produced and initially released on the internet, the single went on top the Billboard "Hot 100" chart for seven nonconsecutive weeks and sell in excess three million copies.

Since that time, Soulja Boy has scored five Top 40 hits, twice topped U.S. Rap charts, racked up a half-billion YouTube views and received a Grammy nod. This week he launches the national "We Made It" tour to support the release his fourth studio album. With King Soulja 3 hitting stores July 29 (the day after his 24th birthday), the Chicago native acknowledges critic pressure to live up to past accomplishments.

'They always say 'Can he top his last record?' 'Can he top his last album?' - stuff like that," stated Soulja Boy, who hits Sacramento's Ace of Spades on Fri., July 25 and Oakland's New Karibbean City the next night.

Still, the rapper sees no point in comparing the performance of his upcoming album to the commercial success of his debut. Powered by the popularity of "Crank That," SouljaBoyTellEm.com has sold nearly a million copies in the U.S. alone. Even his hit-laden 2008 follow-up iSouljaBoyTellEm, which included Top 5 smash "Kiss Me Through the Phone" featuring Sammie, failed to match it.

"I don't get caught up in the numbers," Soulja Boy insisted during a recent telephone interview. "I just have fun and put out music. That's what got me in the position I'm in now."

Instead of competing with himself, Soulja Boy says King Soulja 3 is about building on his musical legacy. To that end, he's called on some of the biggest names in hip hop to deliver a record he describes as "more lyrical, better beats, bigger collabs."

He certainly isn't exaggerating on the quality of his collaborators! King Soulja 3 includes industry heavy-hitters such as Drake, Nicki Minaj (on whose hit 'Yasss Bish' he worked earlier this year), Young Thug, Lil Wayne, The Migos and more.

"This album shows the new school Hip Hop, what the younger people in the club and streets are listening to, what's hot in the streets," Soulja Boy said. "It really solidifies me as one of the hottest rappers in the Hip Hop game."

As the new disc prepares to drop, he's hitting the road to introduce the music to fans. Tour dates from late-July through mid-August are planned along the West Coast, throughout Montana, the Dakotas and Texas, with international dates planned for Brazil and Japan.

"I just have fun with it," Soulja Boy says of his music and career.

"I work as hard as I can. Whatever I sell, I sell," he says, "As long as my music is out to the people, in the clubs and I'm having fun, I'm happy."

Soulja Boy's Upcoming "We Made It" Tour Dates:

Thurs., July 24 - Los Angeles - El Rey Theatre
Fri., July 25 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
Sat., July 26 - Oakland, CA - New Karibbean City
Fri., Aug. 1 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
Sat., Aug. 2 - Dallas, TX - Prophet Bar
Thurs., Aug. 7 - Spokane, WA - Red Room Lounge
Fri., Aug. 8 - Seattle - The Crocodile
Sat., Aug. 9 - Eugene, OR - EMU Ballroom at University of Oregon
Sun., Aug. 10 - Portland - Alhambra Theater
Mon., Aug. 11 - Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo
Weds., Aug. 13 - Missoula, MT - The Wilma
Thurs., Aug. 14 - Billings, MT - Babcock Theater
Fri., Aug. 15 - Bismarck, ND - Bismarck Civic Center
Sat., Aug. 16 - Fargo, ND - The Venue
Sun., Aug. 17 - Sioux Falls, SD - J. Ramkota Exhibit Hall

For More Information, Follow @SouljaBoy on Twitter.

Robin Thicke's Acting Is Everything You'd Expect It To Be (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:56:54 -0400)

We've seen Robin Thicke wear a lot of different hats: bike-riding, long-haired crooner, controversial hit-maker, forlorn Paula Patton ex, Twitter star. Now he's an actor, too.

We'll let you judge the quality of Thicke's performance in "Making the Rules" based on Vulture's compilation of the movie's highlights. But consider this: Originally titled "Abby in the Summer," the romance was made in summer 2012 but shelved until May of this year, when it was very quietly released on DVD. It's a 73-minute movie with zero reviews listed on Rotten Tomatoes. Thicke had never starred in a feature film before this, and he hasn't since. Oh, and somehow Jaime Pressly agreed to co-star as the Abby in the original title, which we won't hold against her even though we suddenly have a lot of questions for the Emmy-winning "My Name is Earl" actress.

Pressley plays a struggling sous chef in Los Angeles who, despite her engagement, begins a romance with an ex who tends to speak softly at all times (Thicke). Watch the highlight reel below to decide whether this is more or less humiliating than "Paula." (Oops! Sorry! We said we'd avoid clouding your judgment. Oh well, it's Robin Thicke. There's only one way to feel about this.)

For more, head to Vulture.

And the movie's trailer:

'Once Upon A Time' Is Casting Prince Hans From 'Frozen' (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:55:50 -0400)

Anna better look out, because a "Frozen" prince is headed to "Once Upon a Time."

Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban And Daughters Join Reba McEntire's 'Pray For Peace' Campaign (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:37:29 -0400)

Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban and their two adorable daughters have joined Reba McEntire's "Pray for Peace" campaign.

Kidman took to her Facebook on Wednesday, July 23, to post a video of the family with hands in prayer as McEntire's new peace anthem played in the background:

Post by Nicole Kidman.

McEntire released the song for free on her website on Monday, July 21, in an effort to increase awareness for the cause:

"It’s an act of perseverance, prayer, hope, fellowship and mostly love," she wrote alongside the video.

Post by Reba McEntire.

Since its release, country stars like The Band Perry and Jamie Lynn Spears have come out in support of the song's inspiring message.

"In a way, I'm totally amazed at the response," McEntire recently told People Country. "And in another way, I'm not because I knew this was a message that people would receive and share."

Reporter Attempts To Eat Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Absurd 7 Meal Diet (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:33:26 -0400)

It's no secret, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson had to eat a crazy amount of food to take on the role of Hercules in his upcoming film.

So when USA Today reporter Bryan Alexander agreed to try the actor's entire 7 meal diet, he knew he had a challenge ahead of him. Still, he vowed to at least attempt the meal plan, which includes steak for breakfast, 12 egg whites before bed and...lion's blood.

To be clear, here's how much food the reporter would actually need to consume in order to eat like "The Rock":

My current 22 week diet for the role of HERCULES. Cardio & iron before going to set. (Lion blood is optional;) pic.twitter.com/HaklgWPJW0

— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) June 24, 2013

Alexander and "The Rock" sat down and went head-to-head taking back plate after plate. Alexander said he was feeling pretty good on meal 2, but by meal 4 or 5 he was looking a little "queasy."

"Are you OK?" the Rock asked him. "Literally. Are you OK? You're looking kind of..."

But in the end, despite almost getting sick, Alexander was able to take down some-- maybe not all-- of the Hercules diet.

"I held down two steaks, one halibut, some chicken, oatmeal and some hefty portions of the vegetable sides from each plate," he wrote. "We slowed to a near stop when it was clear my frail ego would keep me eating to self-destruction."

We'll give Alexander an "A" for effort, but he's going to need a little more practice if he wants to look like this anytime soon:

I'm in the mood for love (and by love I mean pancakes & lips)
AM training. On set workout trailer. #HERCULES pic.twitter.com/ouilVh0oKs

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Jane Fonda Torches The Idea Of Rupert Murdoch Buying Time Warner (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:06:00 -0400)

Jane Fonda shouldn't expect any Christmas cards from Rupert Murdoch this year after she trashed his attempts to buy media giant Time Warner.

“I think it would be a catastrophe,” Fonda told The Wrap on Wednesday. "If that happens I'm going to be so angry at the FCC. They cannot let that happen...his news outlets do things that are unconscionable. And it just cannot happen that he becomes that much of a dominant force in American media.”

Tell us what you really think, Jane! (Can we call you Jane? It feels weird. Ms. Fonda, maybe?)

Ironically, the acting legend plays a rather Murdoch-esque media tycoon on "The Newsroom," though she'd probably put her character closer to her former husband Ted Turner. Leona Lansing would probably cherish the thought of scooping up a huge slice of the corporate pie like Time Warner. Whether she'd pay upwards of $80 billion, as Murdoch is prepared to do, is another matter.