Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman costume revealed in new images: OMG, cat-ears!

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I know a lot of people are worried about The Dark Knight Rises for various reasons. One of the reasons seems to be Tom Hardy’s mouthpiece thing, and how it seems like the audience might not be able to understand a damn thing he says. But most of the angst and worry is focused on poor Anne Hathaway and whether or not she’ll be able to pull off the Catwoman/Selena Kyle role. Honestly, though, I’m looking forward to it. I think she’ll be great. I think her Catwoman will probably be angrier and more damaged than the “kittenish” (ha), vampy Catwoman portrayals we’re used to. The Dark Knight Rises comes out July 18 – which feels like a long way away, especially considering that Prometheus and Snow White and the Huntsman are being released in early June (Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!). But Christopher Nolan is so good at releasing bits and pieces of his films to whet the audience’s appetite. So Catwoman and Batman take the cover of the new issue of EW, and here are some interview excerpts:

Christopher Nolan on Bane: Bane is played by Inception alum Tom Hardy. Bane is a cunning, hulking terrorist with a menacing respirator-mask and a small army bent on sackingGothamCity. “He represents formidable physical strength, combined with absolute evil of intention,” says Nolan.

Nolan on Bane’s mouthpiece thing: Hardy’s Bane has another defining characteristic that perhaps you’ve heard about, or perhaps have heard and didn’t understand: a curiously accented voice that’s further muffled by the rogue’s high-tech muzzle. “It’s a risk, because we could be laughed at — or it could be very fresh and exciting,” says Hardy, adding that the voice he developed was influenced by many factors, including a desire to honor the comic book character’s brains andCaribbean heritage. “The audience mustn’t be too concerned about the mumbly voice,” says Hardy. “As the film progresses, I think you’ll be able to tune to its setting.”

Nolan on Catwoman: Nolan’s take on the character is no campy sexpot or frazzled ghoul but a shifty cipher, calloused survivor, and world-class criminal. Says Nolan, “She has a very strong way of protecting herself and those she cares about, which implies an underlying darkness.” Hathaway says she prepared for the role by reading the comics and studying the moves of Hedy Lamarr and Jean Harlow, the two screen legends that inspired the original conception of the comic book villainess.

Anne Hathaway on her transformation: The actress alo found herself a trainer. “I had to physically transform,” says Hathaway, calling fromLondon, where she’s currently shooting Les Misérables with Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. “Chris sat me down at the beginning and said, ‘Joseph Gordon-Levitt did all of his own fighting in Inception. That one zero-gravity fight? He trained for two months.’ I basically left his office and went to the gym and just came out about five minutes ago.”

OK, I’ll admit it – that got me a little excited. I’m so bad with anticipation though. When I find myself interesting in something, I go crazy if I can’t have it right now. I’m currently being driven crazy because I can’t see Prometheus RIGHT NOW, so I’ll have to wait to anticipate The Dark Knight Rises until… oh, mid-June. I’ll pencil it now.

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Axl Rose Is Wimping Out Of The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Ceremonies

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Axl Rose will be not be attending the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio Saturday.

The Guns N’ Roses co-founder made the announcement in an open letter Wednesday, obtained by Us Weekly. “When the nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were first announced I had mixed emotions but, in an effort to be positive, wanting to make the most of the things for the fans and with their enthusiasm, I was honored, excited and hoped that somehow this would be a good thing,” Rose wrote. “Of course I realized as things stood, if Guns N’ Roses were to be inducted it’d be somewhat of a complicated or awkward situation.”

He added: “Since then we’ve listened to fans, talked with members of the board of the Hall of Fame, communicated with and read various public comments and jabs from former members of Guns N’ Roses, had discussions with the president of the Hall Of Fame, read various press (some legit, some contrived) and read other artists’ comments weighing in publicly on Guns and the Hall with their thoughts.” Sure Axl, you did all that and still you’re not going. He feels he has “been polite, courteous and open to an amicable solution in our efforts to work something out,” but he cannot bring himself to appear Saturday. Can’t bring yourself to attend? More likely due to the fact you won’t be the center of attention, you don’t want to be there.

“I respectfully decline my induction as a member of Guns N’ Roses to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” he  wrote. “I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia and please know that no one is authorized nor may anyone be permitted to accept any induction for me or speak on my behalf. Neither former members, label representatives nor the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame should imply whether directly, indirectly or by omission that I am included in any purported induction of Guns N’ Roses.” Sounds like a fucking Lawyers letter to me.

Rose’s decision was an easy one however he goes on to try and make it sound like he really cares. “I certainly don’t intend to disappoint anyone, especially the fans, with this,” he wrote. “Since the announcement of the nomination we’ve actively sought out a solution to what, with all things considered, appears to be a no win, at least for me, ‘damned if I do, damned if I don’t’ scenario all the way around.”

He later wrote: “The only reason, at this point, under the circumstances, in my opinion whether under the guise of ‘for the fans’ or whatever justification of the moment, for anyone to continue to ask, suggest or demand a reunion are misguided attempts to distract from our efforts with our current lineup of myself, Dizzy Reed, Tommy Stinson, Frank Ferrer, Richard Fortus, Chris Pitman, Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal and DJ Ashba.”

Despite not wanting to participate, Rose thanked “the board for their nomination and their votes for Guns’ induction, I wish the Hall a great show, and congratulations to all the other artists being inducted. And to our fans, we look forward to seeing you on tour!”

I was never a fan of Guns N’ Roses nor do I care that there are inducted into the Hall however, Axl Rose’s decision and the legalese in which he expresses not only his desire not to be there but his demand to not even be mentioned in any fashion is a spit in the face to all who have been enshrined and an insult to all who are deserving and have still been overlooked. 

Written by The Griper – E.Cowan

Justin Timberlake Gets Cold Feet — Will He Make It To The Altar?

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Though he loves fiance Jessica Biel with all his heart, the idea of settling down could be freaking Justin out, according to a new report. The couple’s huge summer wedding is drawing closer, but they haven’t even set a date!

Justin Timberlake, 31, may be doubting his future with Jessica Biel, reports Life & Style in its April 23 story. His wandering eye may be standing in the way of Jessica’s fairy tale wedding!

‘”For one thing, he loves women,” says a friend of Justin’s who has known the singer for 10 years. “I think he wants to be a faithful husband, but I don’t see him actually doing it.”

Jessica, 30, forgave Justin for flirting with A-listers like Rihanna, Mila Kunis and Scarlett Johansson when she accepted his proposal in January. But Justin’s friend says she “really pressured him into popping the question.”

We can’t forget that Justin ditched former girlfriend Cameron Diaz when things got serious after four years of dating. He’s been with Jessica for exactly that long — will he bail on her too?

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Britney Spears Judging ‘The X Factor’: Pop Star Close to Deal (REPORT)

Britney Spears, reality TV judge? The pop star is reportedly close to signing a deal that would see her appear as a judge on Season 2 of “The X Factor,” according to

Rumors of Spears’ involvement with the show first started in early 2012. She was reportedly offered $10 million to join the show, but countered with closer to $20 million. reports Spears’ salary could be close to $15 million.

The search for new judges for “The X Factor” began after Season 1 players Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger weren’t asked back for Season 2. Cowell is also searching for two hosts to replace the also axed Steve Jones. Several big names have surfaced as having been approached for the open “X Factor” gigs including LeAnn Rimes, Fergie and Janet Jackson. Both Fergie and Jackson have gone on record saying they will not be part of the series.

“I know there were talks last season and this season,” Fergie told “Access Hollywood.” “But … Simon said before [that] timing is everything and it’s not the right time for me.”

Rimes’ husband Eddie Cibrian confirmed the singer’s ongoing discussions. “They’ve been talking,” Cibrian told “Extra.” “I have no idea what’s going on with that. I think they’ve been talking to a lot of people.”

For the hosting gig, former pro wrestler and actress Stacy Keibler’s name has popped up. “Glee” star Darren Criss was also reportedly offered a hosting spot, but turned down the offer.

Cowell and L.A. Reid will be the only two original “X Factor” players on the panel when the show returns for Season 2. No official judges or hosts have been named.

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Don’t Let The Dance Floor Hit You On The Way Out Sherri

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The “View’s” Sherri Shepherd – surprised by some and happily by others, was eliminated Tuesday from the “Love Boat” of this era, ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars,” ending what some said was a promising run.

Shepherd was in the final two with Disney star Roshon Fegan after her tango got her 21 points Monday, prompting Judge Len Goodman to remark about how high the bar has been set for this season’s crop of famous faces. It is true, it seems the work ethic is high and the Dancers are better earlier than in past seasons, however, SPARE US, this show is silly and these so-called Stars and their dreams of being dancers is enough to make you sick. Especially Sherri Shepherd who wants all to think is this God loving, multi faceted, Game Show Host, ass sitting couch contributor on “The View,” super woman. She comes off as someone who will say whatever it takes to make you think she’s intelligent or witty just to fuel her self-serving ego. As was evident Monday night on DWTS, when criticized, she turns…..did you see her face when she was told her dance wasn’t all that good? What a joke. Once eliminated, Goodman said. “All of us judges are in total shock, this is beyond … the standard is so high, anyone can be in jeopardy, anyone can be safe.” How profound Len. It’s a game show, people are voted off every week. The Producers only care about 2 things: Money and Ratings. Like Idol, the winner of the actual program is meaningless. It is a means to an end so they can hopefully raise the cost of adds for higher revenue for the next “season.”

 Prior to her elimination Sherri was always the one who when on camera, did all she could to overshadow those who shared the frame. After she was eliminated, she cried on cue and had the, bye bye speech down pat, “I loved this whole experience. I love to dance. I just want to say thank you for letting me live a dream I’ve always had.” Okay Sherri, a dream you’ve always had. If Fred Astaire was alive I am sure he’d be beating down your door to beg you to be his partner. She then encouraged her fans (fans?) to chase their dreams, even if they’re intimidated by the task.

After the show of course the distraught, upset, devastated Shepherd took to…… Twitter to express her anguish over the loss. Of course she did. “Heartbreaking to have to leave my very tearful & confused son … ‘Mommy are you going to dance again tomorrow? It’s over Jeffrey,” she Tweeted Tuesday. Leave your son Sherri? Catching the private jet back to NYC because you have to make sure you get on TV in the morning to express again how devastated you are and preach more of the same hypocritical nonsense?   

 When people like Sherri Shepherd who ride the Political, Social, and Racial self-serving fence get tossed to the curb – it makes the people who they claim to be ‘just like’, have a good laugh.

 Written by The Griper – E.Cowan

Adam Levine Reportedly “Blindsided” By Split With Anna V, But Do We Buy It?

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We rarely associate words like “heartbroken” with Adam Levine. In fact, we expect the gorgeous Maroon 5 frontman to be the one doing the heart breaking.

So we immediately assumed the tatted-up bad boy kissed his model girlfriend Anna Vyalitsyna goodbye when we heard the couple split after two years together.

Not so, insist recent reports, which suggest the “She Will Be Loved” singer has a much softer side than we first thought…

“Adam’s heartbroken,” a Levine pal dished to Us Magazine. The Us source continued, insisting Adam was “blindsided” inL.A. when Anna dumped him from NYC.

Surprised much? We definitely are. ‘Cause we totally pegged the “amicable” split as Adam’s idea and thought he would be the one to quickly bounce back.

We reached out to Adam’s rep for more information and received a perfunctory “No comment” in response.

Hmm, could Adam be hiding a sensitive side behind his rock star exterior? Perhaps we had the wrong idea when it came to this delicious duo:

“It was a cheap shot,” a pal insists to Us Magazine of the statement Anna originally released to People confirming the couple’s split.

A Levine confidant added, “He wasn’t even fully sure they were really broken up.”

Aww, we kind of feel bad for The Voice mentor! After all, we do love that douchey-sweet personality on the boob tube. Maybe we were wrong to assume his bad boy persona led to the duo’s demise….

Or perhaps Anna ditched the dude before the obvious occurred?

Tough call, and while we aren’t fully behind the “heartbroken” theory (seriously, how tough is a rebound when you’re friggin’ Adam Levine), we do buy the Us Magazine reports suggesting the rock star didn’t “pay her [Anna] enough attention” and “Adam wasn’t ready to take that step.”

“That step” being marriage, of course, and it’s no surprise the abtastic star’s not ready to settle down—he has a new album coming out soon, a killer career on The Voice (and a new gig on AHS!) and he’s currently one of the sexiest heartthrobs in H’Wood.

Which, by simple deduction dolls, means a walk down the aisle is hardly Levine’s next move.

Oh well, he’s got moves like Jagger to help him jump back into the dating department!

And if not? Fellow naked-loving Jennifer Love Hewitt said she’s available.

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Madonna’s MDNA – Tanks!

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Madonna‘s new CD MDNA has done nothing like she had hoped in the sales department. In fact, it TANKED. Her sales dropped by 88% from its first week. To put into perspective what a record-setting failure it was, Madonna sold 359,000 copies in week 1 and dropped to 46,000 in week 2. Obviously after the orchestrated hype settled down and people actually listened, they realized what Madonna has forgotten. It’s not the 80’s anymore.

.Perhaps her Manager, Guy Oseary, spoke too soon when he said: “People are really digging it. We feel good about the album. It’s her 12th album and the same story she had 30 years ago. That’s an amazing accomplishment.” What is true is, it is the same story and quite frankly Madonna should have realized that in her song choices and more importantly in her vocals. She isn’t 30 anymore and trying to convince us through technology that she is, was a mistake.

The LA Times spoke the truth: “MDNA more than anything sounds like an album made by someone who’s lost touch with the desires of today’s popular music… the Madonna of today has lost the art of surprise.”

What is no surprise as well is that Madonna’s ego once again got in the way of intelligence which is quite evident in the statement again by issued her manager Oseary. It basically says Madonna didn’t need to heavily promote the album because the music would speak for itself.

Well it did, and now Madonna will spin the failure on reasons which don’t include her as she has had to do several times for her failed movie projects.

Madonna – just be yourself….try that for a change.

Written by The Griper – E.Cowan

Who’s Headed Back To The Studio

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 Ronnie Wood says the Rolling Stones will meet in a recording studio later this month “to just throw some ideas around.”

The guitarist for the legendary rock group said Monday that he and the band just want “to get the feel again.”

He also added that the Rolling Stones 50th anniversary is like training for something big.

“It’s like working out for the Olympics or something,” Wood said. “You’ve got to go into training. So we’re going to go into training.”

Wood made the comments Monday in an interview following a press conference for his exhibition, “Faces, Time and Places,” which features his own paintings. It includes pieces of him and his band mates, as well as Muhammad Ali and Al Pacino.

Wood, who said he first started painting at age 3, enjoys doing it because it’s a reflection of his own ideas, unlike music, which he calls “a group effort.”

The exhibit launched Monday and will close June 30.

Wood’s week will get busier when he is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday as a member of The Faces, along with Rod Stewart. It will be the second induction for the 64-year-old Wood. The Rolling Stones were inducted in 1989.

He’ll also perform a solo show at the Golden Nugget inAtlantic City,N.J., on April 21. When asked what fans should expect, he said: “Lots of surprises because I’m going to surprise myself. I don’t know what the hell is coming next. The whole set list is going to be made up. I’m making it up every day now.”

Wood says he would love go on a solo tour “if I had enough time, but I have too many commitments.”

 He also talked about possibly recording another solo album.

“Lots of people don’t know I’ve made seven, `cause most of my albums escape; they’re not released,” he said, laughing. “Keith (Richards) says they all skyrocket to oblivion.”

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Kristen Wiig Comments On Rumors That She Is Leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Last week a rumor started going around that claims that Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis are planning to leave Saturday Night Live at the end of this season. Today we get to hear from Kristen herself about the rumor. Wiig was a guest on Alec Baldwin‘s bi-weekly podcast Here’s the Thing and she was asked to comment on the talk that she will be leaving SNL when her contract expires at the end of this season.

I don’t know,” Wiig said after Baldwin asked if her time on SNL was “winding down.” “Everyone has to leave…and I will say that when I do leave, it’s not because I’m sick of it and not because I see something better or anything like that. It’s just that it’s time. When I do leave, it will be the hardest thing.” Wiig, whose contract is up this year, made it clear that while her future is not set in stone, she’s actively looking for more projects with which to fill her already-packed schedule — including some more unexpected roles. “People are always so surprised when I want to do dramatic stuff…There are a couple of things that I’m looking at doing next that aren’t comedies at all. One of them is really not at all,” she said. But Baldwin later joked that leaving SNL could spell disaster for the actress. “And, of course, you have absolutely no prospects whatsoever,” he said sarcastically. “It’s a really ballsy move on your part because who the F is going to hire you?” Wiig responded: “I don’t know. I may go back to open up a canoe shop.”

HMMM … this was a very good way to comment on the report without actually telling us anything. My gut tells me that she is ready to move on. Her career in movies looks bright. The only way I can see her staying is if SNL gives her a very nice contract, with a very nice pay raise. I honestly think it’s time that we start to prepare ourselves for her departure. I really thought she was fantastically funny on last weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live (yes, even I even liked the Gilly skit). But, I also think that she’s about done with SNL. We should know fairly soon if Kristen Wiig decides to stay with SNL but … my money says she is ready to roll out.

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Chris Diamantopoulos says, “We Slapped, Punched And Beat The Living Daylights Out Of Each Other” While Making “The Three Stoogies” Movie

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 Chris Diamantopoulos was covered in bruises while portraying Moe while shooting The Three Stooges after he and co-stars Sean Hayes and Will Sasso “beat the living daylights out of each other.”

The actor threw himself into his slapstick stunts to play Moe Howard in the Farrelly brothers’ upcoming movie and admits the physical comedy left him in agony. Not surprising considering what the Stoogies put themselves through. I just hope we don’t want to beat them after we see it. The Stoogies are sacred afterall.

He went on and said, “I love the physical transformation involved with character work. My body and face are very different than the real Moe Howard’s, which is why at first I had a hard time wrapping my head around the role.”

“I had a blast working with Sean Hayes and Will Sasso. For three months from dawn till sundown, we slapped, punched and beat the living daylights out of each other. Ninety-five per cent of what you see on screen is real. We hit each other. Hard!”

I must admit I am looking forward to seeing this remake. At least we know right away its not another Bilko or Pink Panther, where the names were the same but the characters were completely different from what we knew and loved..

 Written by The Griper – E.Cowan

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