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Michelle Obama Covers Glamour

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First Lady Michelle Obama is the latest person to grace the cover of Glamour. She talks to the magazine about mentoring young women and being a role model.

On her style:

“People are always going to have opinions, and people have a right to their opinions, particularly when you’re the First Lady; you’re representing the nation. So I can’t be surprised that people are interested. But I’ve tried to be at peace with the choices that I make first, and then be open to everyone else’s reflection.”

On her role models:

“They were the people in my life. My mom, for sure. My dad. The teachers. For me, role-modeling was immediate, it was touchable…Children connect with who is in their lives, present and accounted for…That’s why we’re trying to encourage moms, teachers, fathers, to be that presence in their children’s lives, in their communities, because it really makes a difference.”

On mentoring:

“I think that mentoring is such a critical part of the role I can play in this position. I see how little bits of exposure and big bits of exposure really change my girls significantly, and I want that for more girls around the country and the world.”

Read the rest here or pick up the latest issue on newsstands now.

Edited: October 31st, 2009

First Look: Jay-Z and Alicia Key’s ‘Empire State of Mind’ Music Video

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They blew up the stage when they performed at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards and now they have a hot new music video.

Check out Jay-Z and Alicia Key’s Empire State of Mind below.

Thoughts?



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Edited: October 31st, 2009

First Look at ‘V’

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ABC’s new show V premieres in three days. The show is about an extraterrestrial that looks like humans who call themselves ‘V’s’. They come to planet earth to bring humans a message. While some accept them, other question why they really came.

Watch the first 9 minutes below. Thoughts?

Edited: October 31st, 2009

Broadway’s ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ to Close a Week After its Opening

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Broadway’s revival of Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs will close this Sunday (Nov. 1). Although the play garnered several good reviews, the play only made $124,000 for eight performances last week.

Simon’s Broadway Bound has already begun its rehearsals and was planning to open in several weeks, but will not open as planned because lead producer Emanuel Azenberg believes that the play will also do poorly as far as tickets sales and “could not justify continuing to spend his investors’ money, or his own.”

Edited: October 31st, 2009

Preview: Lindsay Lohan’s 6126 Spring 2010 Collection

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Lindsay Lohan shot an ad campaign for her 6126 leggings line. The photos were taken by Markus Klinko and Indrani and the shoot was styled by GK Reid.

Klinko, Indrani and Reid will star in Bravo’s new reality show, Double Exposure, where viewers will see the life of high fashion and celebrity photographers.

Will YOU be buying her leggings?

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Edited: October 31st, 2009

Joanna Garcia to Appear on ‘How I Met Your Mother’

joanna_garcia2Joanna Garcia (Privileged, Gossip Girl) will guest star on How I Met Your Mother.

According to TV Guide, she will play Maggie, Ted’s college buddy in an upcoming episode called “The Window.”

She’s described as the perfect girl next door who every guy wants to marry as soon as he meets her. So sought-after is Maggie that she’s always in a relationship, leaving Ted waiting and waiting for his shot at her. When he hears that she’s finally single, he rushes to her door in hopes that his “window of opportunity” has not lapsed.

“The Window” will air on Dec. 7 at 8:00 p.m. on CBS.

Edited: October 30th, 2009

Glee’s Matthew Morrison Goes Solo

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Glee actor, Matthew Morrison, who plays Will Schuester on the show is going to be coming out with his own album, which he describes as Justin Timberlake meets Michael Buble.

Morrison is known as a Broadway vet and his stage performances include, Footloose, The Rocky Horror Show and Hairspray.

“Right now, I’ve almost finalized a record deal and am going to be working on an album. I want to have a career in movies, television, music and Broadway – but have them all be separate, their own entities.”

Glee cast member Lea Michele, who plays Rachel on the show is also working on a solo album.

Photo: Charlie Gallay/FOX

Edited: October 30th, 2009

Robert Pattinson Doesn’t Like Halloween

During a skit on his show yesterday, Jimmy Fallon, who’s portraying Robert Pattinson in the video, tries to explain why he’s ‘bothered’ by Halloween.

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Edited: October 30th, 2009

Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin Poke Fun at ‘The Rachel Zoe Project’

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As part of the Halloween festivities, Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin have dressed up as the cast of The Rachel Zoe Project. Kelly plays both Rachel and Taylor, while Regis plays Brad.

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Watch the funny video below.

Edited: October 30th, 2009

NYGossipGirl Exclusive: Mike White Talks About His New Role and Upcoming Project

(L-R) Actors Halley Feifferand and, Michael Angarano, Write/Dire

Mike White (right) with 'Gentlemen Broncos' co-star Sam Rockwell (left)

Gentlemen Broncos star Mike White does it all. He directs, produces, writes, acts and even competed on The Amazing Race (Season 14) alongside his father.

NYGossipGirl had the chance to sit down with the busy actor and talk about his role in Gentlemen Broncos and his upcoming project for HBO.

In the film, which is the second time White is working with director Jared Hess – the two had worked previously on Nacho Libre – White plays Dusty, a ‘guardian angel’ to Michael Angarano’s character, Benjamin.

White had to grow out a mustache and put on a long blonde wig to play his character.

“It was pretty hard to be taken seriously as a producer on the set,” he said. “It was pretty funny when I was wearing my outfits because I would leave the set and [you don’t] really realize [that] you’re in your outfit all the time. I walked into a Chipotle in my outfit and people were looking. Suddenly I was like ‘Oh my gosh, I’m going to get beaten up’ and then I realized the look on people’s faces was more like they thought that I was going to beat them up. So I wasn’t actually scared, but it was pretty amazing. People did not think that I was in costume, they just thought that I was a crackhead or something.”

White says that it’s not an easy thing to get a film made, especially one that isn’t your typical comedy movie, but rather a quirky one.

“I think that had Napolean not been such a success it would have been very difficult for this, as a script, to make,” he said. “At the same time I think there’s an audience for more freaky, outlandish stuff. In general it’s hard to get anything made and it’s hard when it’s outside the formula and this is so outside the formula.”

White as Dusty in 'Gentlemen Broncos'

White as Dusty in 'Gentlemen Broncos'

White didn’t do anything to prepare for his role, but found some difficulties in playing Dusty, especially when one of the things he holds in the movie is a big snake.

“Jared really wanted him [the character] to have no facial expressions, no intonation in his voice at all, which for me does not come naturally,” he said. “You need to have a snake around your neck and Jennifer Coolidge cracking up next to you, crap [everywhere] and a big wig, and [at the same time] keep your face dead.

Although he would like to work with Jared in the future, right now White is focusing on getting his pilot for HBO ready. He’s teaming up again with Laura Dern – she starred in his film, Year of the Dog – and the show is going to be about a woman who has a nervous breakdown at work and goes to a treatment center by the beach to get her life together. She then goes back to her job and tries to make everything better again.

White is currently in New York doing some casting for the show, which he wants to make as real as possible, but with a slightly tweaked funny point of view.

White with co-star Michael Angaro in 'Gentlemen Broncos'

White with co-star Michael Angaro in 'Gentlemen Broncos'

Although he’s busy with all his projects, he says that he’ll drop them for a chance to go back on the Amazing Race.

“I would go back to Amazing Race in a second,” he said. “You have these memories of doing it. Your adrenaline in life does not pump the same way as when you running in Siberia.”

Edited: October 30th, 2009

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