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Kim Kardashian Takes Her Crop Top To The Next Level With A Deep V-Neck

We didn't think it was possible, but Kim Kardashian is stepping up her crop-top game.

The star was spotted in midriff-baring shirt with a plunging neckline on Monday as she stepped out for a baby shower in Los Angeles.

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Kardashian paired the top with a high-waisted pencil skirt and a pair of stiletto pumps.

The crop top and high-waisted skirt combination is a favorite of the reality TV star's, who has worn similar ensembles to perfection on various occasions.

Clearly, the girl knows how to rock the latest trends.

For more photos of Kim Kardashian's Labor Day fun, head over to x17online.

Celebrities Turn Out for ‘One Night in Los Angeles’

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The VMA's were not the only hot musical event this past weekend. The Troubadour was the spot for Perez Hilton's "One Night in Los Angeles," where Perez-picked musical acts were showcased. Hosted by VH1's Save the Music and presented by Magisto, Perez created this event series out of his well-known passion for music, allowing him to showcase up-and-coming musical acts from his popular album series "POP UP."


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Guests of the event were treated to performances by Matthew Koma, Rixton, Tove Lo, Bebe Rexha, DJ Clinton Sparks, and Echosmith. Celebrity guests included Danity Kane's Aubrey O'Day and Shannon Bex, celebrity stylist Johnny Wujek, singer Taylor Dayne, and pop girl groups G.R.L. and the Rosso Sisters.


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Famous Women Point Out Exactly Why Leaking Nude Photos Is So Very Wrong

This past Sunday, a 4chan user posted nude and revealing photos online, supposedly hacked from the iCloud accounts of numerous female celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Lea Michele and more. While some outlets have reported this leak as a juicy celebrity "scandal," it's more accurately described as a sex crime.

Despite the clear criminality of the leak, corners of social media have regressed to the all-too-familiar victim-blaming routine, placing the blame squarely on the women for taking the photos rather than the hacker who blatantly broke the law. Just because a woman (or person of any gender for that matter) is famous does not mean their private photos are fair game to anyone and everyone.

As Esquire's Luke O'Neil put it: "Very few of us would hide in the bushes outside of a woman's home in order to catch a glimpse of her getting changed, but how is that any different from this?"

Many female celebrities took to Twitter to voice their outrage and poignantly clarify why leaked photos such as these are so insidious. Some were eloquent, others were short and sweet. Either way, all are correct.

Here are six reasons why leaking nude photos of famous women is wrong, straight from celebrity women themselves:

1. It is -- above all -- a woman's choice with whom she shares her body with and how she does it.

The way in which you share your body must be a CHOICE. Support these women and do not look at these pictures.

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 1, 2014


Remember, when you look at these pictures you are violating these women again and again. It's not okay.

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 1, 2014


Seriously, do not forget that the person who stole these pictures and leaked them is not a hacker: they're a sex offender.

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 1, 2014


The "don't take naked pics if you don't want them online" argument is the "she was wearing a short skirt" of the web. Ugh.

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 1, 2014




2. People have the right to take nude photos. No one has the right to hack them. It's that simple.

People have the right to take whatever pics they want on their own fucking phone. People don't have the right to hack them. Is it that hard?

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 1, 2014


What the fuck is on your phone? I'm sure you got some shit. Everyone is entitled to parts of their lives they don't have to share with you.

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 1, 2014




3. It's just creepy.

To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves.

— Mary E. Winstead (@M_E_Winstead) August 31, 2014




4. "Integrity is sacred."
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4. iCloud accounts are meant to be PRIVATE -- and might need a little work done. (Translation: Piece of sh*t)

Thank you iCloud

— Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) September 1, 2014




5. By looking at these photos and negatively engaging in the conversation surrounding them, you are perpetuating the problem.

Even worse than seeing women's privacy violated on social media is reading the accompanying comments that show such a lack of empathy.

— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) September 1, 2014




6. There is a much better way of going about seeing a woman naked.

You know what's better then leaked nudes? Earning the trust & respect of another human to the point that they share their body with you.

— Susan Burke (@ThatSusanBurke) August 31, 2014



These are real women and should be treated as such.

Miley Cyrus: The internet is more damaging than drugs

Miley Cyrus Is Pantsless And Poolside In New ‘V’ Magazine Photos

Miley Cyrus's V Magazine spread features inflatable palm trees, fuzzy sweaters and little else.

Melissa Rivers Confirms Mother Joan Is On Life Support, Thanks Fans For Their Kindness

Melissa Rivers, 46-year-old daughter of Joan Rivers, has released a statement regarding her mother's recent hospitalization.

"On behalf of my mother and our family, we are extremely grateful for all the love and support we've received. At this time she does remain on life support," Rivers said in a statement released Sept. 2.

"I know my mother would be overwhelmed by the continued outpouring of kindness and I want to thank everyone for keeping us in their prayers," she wrote.

The 81-year-old comedienne was hospitalized in New York City on Aug. 28 after she stopped breathing during throat surgery.

Kristin Chenoweth Dyes Hair Brunette, Adds Extensions

She's gone to the dark side!

Kristin Chenoweth traded in her honey blonde hair for a deeper color on Thursday, Aug. 28. The Glee actress, 46, showed off the new ombre brunette style while leaving the Gemini 14 hair salon in New York City.

Only Love Can Bring You Down: Why Neil Young and Pegi’s Split Broke My Heart

She was Such a Woman. Once an Angel. His Unknown Legend. Once upon a time, he ordered just to watch her cross the floor.

There are some things in life you count on to be true and constant, and I suppose I placed Neil and Pegi Young in that category.

Yet there I was, brought to tears in front of an iPad screen. "Neil Young Files for Divorce." A classic image of a snarling Neil, clad in black T-shirt reading EARTH, gray sideburns, ripping his beat-up black guitar like a wild cat-- all blurring before my burning eyes.

I Googled and Googled, but every story could only offer the same bare bones: "Neil Young has filed for divorce from Pegi Young, his wife of nearly 37 years." "A petition for dissolution of marriage was filed by Young in their hometown of San Mateo, Calif., on July 29. A hearing is scheduled for Dec. 12."

The facts remained; only the pictures changed:

Neil and Pegi at a benefit, Neil and Pegi at a concert; a young gangly Neil and grinning makeup-less Pegi. Photos that now read like a sad slideshow. In memorium. Headed for the big divorce, California-style.

Pegi, his "Unknown Legend," the inspiration for some of the most staggeringly poetic love songs; the songs I grew up with, that shaped me, molded my construct of love, like water over soft young rock. She had been his muse and siren, but also his musical partner, his background singer, the mother of two of his three children. I'd seen them together on various tours--he convulsing with music, she softly beside him. Don't call Pretty Pegi. She don't live here no more.

I had grown up with Neil from the cradle--one of the Big Four who made up my childhood soundtrack, and today, makeup most of my iPod: Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, John Prine, Neil Young.

I could quote any of their words like a Southern preacher quotes the Bible. My rock and roll apostles. All, to me, spoke Truth. But while the others had been divorced too many collective times to count, Neil and Pegi stood tall and strong, always. A classic love, I'd always thought.

So no matter how many stories I Googled, I couldn't find the answer to my only question: Why?

It's none of our business, I know that. But like a little kid I couldn't help but look up at Neil and ask. What is the color when black is burned?

Because when a rock you thought solid suddenly crumbles, like a child--eyes darting, lips quivering-- you question everything around you. What's real and what's just a cardboard screen? What's love and what's just a paper valentine, up there with the barkers and the colored balloons? Neil taught me you can't be 20 on Sugar Mountain, yet here I am at 32, realizing maybe I haven't learned that yet. Ain't it funny how you feel when you're finding out its real?

Maybe the world on a string doesn't mean a thing. Only love can break your heart.

But of course, divorce happens in any dozens of ways. There can be fault and blame. But then, there is sometimes, natural fault--a gorge in rock; an organic divorce in rust and strata. A primeval sculpture, born of storm, thrust by forge or fire. The heart of the rock is torn away, the lava pulses through, eons later, eddies of the tide. An organic split in ancient limestone, a natural fault, umbers and oranges parting for green water.

So here I am singing for the Stringman who lately lost his wife. But I'm also singing for his wife.

All those strings to pull.

We know from his own admission, from CSNY-- from any number of accounts, really--that Neil is not an easy guy to deal with. A Mercurial Poet. Difficult. Perfectionist. Visionary. His own man.

"I've done things I know you'll never understand." You get the sense if he wore a mood ring, it would change like a strobe light. "Is it strange I should change? I don't know; why don't you ask her."

Love is a rose, but you better not pick it. Love is a rock, but rocks change. Here a pink boulder, now red sand. Bronze, iron, nitrate, rust, limestone. A gallery of history in a band of strata. The river parts through the clay. The canyon crumbles wider. The split where the lava spit through, splits and fizzes, wanes, flickers, dies by the turfy bowl. Bones grind into glass. Colliding with the very air they breathe.

Love is a rock, but rocks, I suppose, are mercurial as poets.

Model Melanie Gaydos Opens Up About Ectodermal Dysplasia, Is Beautiful And Inspiring

No one is more beautiful and inspiring than model Melanie Gaydos.

In this interview -- part of a series called The What's Underneath Project, which asks people to take their clothes off to prove "style is not the clothes you wear" -- Gaydos speaks bravely and candidly about her journey through ectodermal dysplasia, a genetic disorder that affects the pores, hair, teeth and nails. The disease resulted in her undergoing 30-40 surgeries as a young woman, and on top of that, Gaydos struggled with an alcoholic family, abuse and suicidal thoughts.

"Growing up, I never thought I’d be alive past the age of 18," she says in the video. "I never thought I would kill myself; I just kind of thought that it would happen by accident. [But] as I got older, I did think I would kill myself."

But about three years ago, Gaydos found an outlet in modeling. Since then, she's starred in a music video for the band Rammstein, and has been working steadily, she told Daily Beast, hoping to break into high fashion.

"I’d rather experience life as it is right now," she says. "I love modeling; it’s a time for me to be completely open. It’s a therapeutic process for me."

Her views on beauty are even more inspiring: "For me, beauty is more a feeling and a state of being."

Watch the entire video above.

Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Louis CK Was Right About The Cloud All Along

Comedian Louis CK has been known to drop truth bombs in his standup, but in this 2012 interview with Jimmy Kimmel, he seems to predict the future.

In the video above, Louis CK expresses suspicions about handing over photos and data to the network of servers known as the Cloud.

"I think people are a little naive about what they're giving away," he says. "There's this new thing, the Cloud. They want you to go the Cloud, and they are selling it as a great idea. Just, 'You don't need your stuff. Just give it to us; we'll keep it on the Cloud.'"

"And you're like, 'Really? Those are my pictures,'" he continues.

We're all likely guilty of trusting these all-magical storage spaces. After nude photos of female celebrities were leaked, however, many began reconsidering their trust in the Cloud's security.

Ultimately, hackers who violate privacy are to blame for these acts, but perhaps now you will re-watch this Louis CK clip with a more critical eye than you did back in 2012.

For The Most Memorable Wedding Photo Ever, Just Add Snoop Dogg

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Snoop Dogg turned out to be the unexpected guest star of what's sure to be newlyweds Joseph Scheller and Neesha Ghadiali's most memorable wedding photo.

As the lanky, laconic rapper was in Chicago Sunday to headline the North Coast Music Festival, he passed through the Hard Rock Hotel, where Scheller and Ghadiali's Hindu wedding reception was underway, according to ABC Chicago.

The groom's mother, Mary Rose Frank, told wedding photographer Chris Seibel "she was Snoop's biggest fan" and spurred him to find a way to get the newlyweds and superstar together for a photo.

Seibel approached what he later described to NBC Chicago as the "biggest security guards I've ever seen in my life" to snag the shot.

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Seibel's employer, Allusion Photography, explained in a Facebook update that the photographer was able to sweet-talk a member of Snoop Dogg's entourage who was open to making the connection. Some time after, the rapper went looking for the photographer and the couple.

Snoop Dogg was apparently so into the moment, he asked Seibel to capture a snapshot for a keepsake of his own.

"He took his phone out of his pocket and was like, 'Hey dog, can you take a couple of photos for me?'" Seibel told NBC Chicago. The rapper later shared the snapshot on his Twitter and Instagram accounts with the caption, "Jus got married."

"They had a great conversation and a ton of laughs inside the bar," Allusion Photography president Sherry Hagerman told ABC Chicago. "Snoop was a blast to be around."

Singer Chris Brown pleads guilty to assaulting fan in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Grammy-winning R&B singer Chris Brown pleaded guilty in a Washington court on Tuesday to a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from a scuffle with a fan last year.

Lindsay Lohan uses hypnotherapy to quit smoking

Celebrity lawyer tells clients to avoid using iCloud, smart devices

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A leading celebrity lawyer has advised his clients not to use smartphones and the iCloud after intimate photos of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and female entertainers and models were posted online following an apparent mass hacking.

Lance Bass Proposes To Michael Turchin Again With Gold And Black Ring (PHOTO)

Lance Bass celebrated the one-year anniversary of his engagement to fiancé Michael “Turkey” Turchin by popping the question a second time.

To mark the occasion, the *NSYNC star gifted Turchin with a black and gold ring. Turchin shared a shot of the sparkler on Instagram.



Turchin wrote, “Who gets proposed to a second time on the first anniversary of the first proposal?? This guy!!!”

Bass and Turchin initially got engaged in New Orleans in 2013.

"He is going to be a great husband and the best thing is…he is going to be such a great dad," Bass said at the time. "I am a traditionalist, I’m from Mississippi…I called [his] parents to ask permission before I proposed yesterday…[and] I told my parents, and they’re all really, really happy."

Congrats again, gentlemen!

Justin Bieber charged with assault, dangerous driving in Canada

TORONTO (Reuters) - Pop star Justin Bieber was charged with assault and dangerous driving over the weekend after an incident near the small Canadian town where he grew up, one of his lawyers said in a statement on Tuesday.

Carrie Underwood Announces Her Pregnancy With Help From Her Dogs

Carrie Underwood fans rejoice! The country star is going to be a mom.

“In honor of ‘Labor’ Day, Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents couldn't be happier!” the American Idol alum tweeted on September 1, accompanied by a photo with her two dogs in adorable "big brother" and "big sister" shirts.

In honor of "Labor" Day...Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents couldn't be happier! pic.twitter.com/bROrzuHJ4J

— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) September 1, 2014


This will be the singer's first child with her husband, NHL player Mike Fisher. In response to Underwood's announcement, the dad-to-be jokingly tweeted that the couple is getting another dog and then offered up a funny baby name suggestion.

@carrieunderwood I knew you would finally cave and let us get another dog

— Mike Fisher (@mikefisher1212) September 1, 2014


We haven't picked names yet but it's looking like Fly is gonna fly. #boyorgirl #flyfisher

— Mike Fisher (@mikefisher1212) September 1, 2014


Congratulations Carrie and Mike!

(hat tip: Buzzfeed)

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All The Movies We Can’t Wait To See At The Toronto International Film Festival

From Sept. 4 through Sept. 14, the film world will reside in a place where Tim Hortons is king: The Toronto International Film Festival runs through those dates, and it'll be home to the world premieres of a surfeit of top awards contenders. Ahead, all the movies we're looking forward to seeing at Toronto.

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"Adult Beginners" (dir. Ross Katz) (World Premiere)

What TIFF Says: "Out of a job after a disastrous product launch, a big-city yuppie retreats to his suburban childhood home, in this heart-warming and hilarious film about crashing hard, coming home and waking up."

What We'll Add: Produced by Mark and Jay Duplass, "Adult Beginners" stars Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale. This could be Comedy Central's favorite indie.

"Big Game" (dir. Jalmari Helander) (World Premiere)

What TIFF Says: "Trapped in the wilderness after Air Force One is forced down by a terrorist attack, the President of the United States (Samuel L. Jackson) must rely on the survival skills of a 13-year-old woodsman, in this thriller co-starring Ray Stevenson, Jim Broadbent and Felicity Huffman."

What We'll Add: Nothing. This movie sounds absolutely perfect.

"Before We Go" (dr. Chris Evans) (World Premiere)

What TIFF Says: "Chris Evans makes his directorial debut with this winning romance about two strangers (Evans and Alice Eve, 'Star Trek Into Darkness') who spend a long, magical night in NYC after missing the last train at Grand Central Terminal."

What We'll Add: Evans has stated he wants to direct more in the future. "Before We Go" will give everyone a hint of what kind of filmmaker he'll try to become.

"Beyond the Lights" (dir. Gina Prince-Bythewood) (World Premiere)

What TIFF Says: "A rising young musician (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, 'Belle') falls into a passionate love affair with the cop assigned to protect her (Nate Parker), in this moving and inspirational romance from writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood ('Love & Basketball')."

What We'll Add: Mbatha-Raw and Parker are two of Hollywood's next great stars, and this movie kind of sounds like "The Bodyguard."

"Black and White" (dir. Mike Binder) (World Premiere)

What TIFF says: "'Black and White' is the story of a widowed grandfather who is left to raise his bi-racial granddaughter. When the little girl’s paternal grandmother seeks custody, a bitter legal battle ensues that forces the uneasy family members to have an honest conversation about life, death, anger and America’s racial divide. Starring Academy Award-winners Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer, as well as Anthony Mackie, Jennifer Ehle, Gillian Jacobs, Bill Burr, Andre Holland and Jillian Estell."

What We'll Add: Following this most difficult summer, it feels like "Black and White" could take on added social relevance for whatever studio picks it up after its festival debut.

"Boychoir" (dir. François Girard) (World Premiere)

What TIFF Says: "A troubled 11-year-old boy at a prestigious East Coast music school clashes with the school's demanding choir master (Dustin Hoffman), in this inspiring drama co-starring Kathy Bates, Josh Lucas, Debra Winger and 'Glee's' Kevin McHale."

What We'll Add: With "Chef," a supporting role in "The Cobbler" (more on that in a moment) and his part in "Boychoir," Dustin Hoffman is kind of in the midst of a comeback. We approve, and hope that "Boychoir" falls somewhere between "The Great Santini" and "Dead Poets Society" on the list coming-of-age dramas.

"Cake" (dir. Daniel Barnz) (World Premiere)

What TIFF Says: "While struggling with her own trauma, a woman in a chronic-pain support group (Jennifer Aniston) begins to investigate the suicide of a fellow group member (Anna Kendrick) and develops an unexpected relationship with the woman’s husband (Sam Worthington), in this highly anticipated drama also starring William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman."

What We'll Add: Aniston, who also executive produced this movie, usually shines in small-scale character studies ("The Good Girl," "Friends With Money").

"The Cobbler" (dir. Thomas McCarthy) (World Premiere)

What TIFF Says: "A lonely NYC shoe repairman (Adam Sandler) discovers a magical heirloom that allows him to 'walk in another man’s shoes,' in this charming fantasy co-starring Dustin Hoffman, Steve Buscemi and Ellen Barkin."

What We'll Add: One of two films premiering at TIFF with Adam Sandler in a role outside of his normal comfort zone. That is a good thing. ("Men, Women & Children," from director Jason Reitman, is the other one.)

"Eden" (dir. Mia Hansen-Løve) (World Premiere)

What TIFF Says: "Greta Gerwig and Brady Corbet star in the exhilarating new film from French auteur Mia Hansen-Løve ('Goodbye First Love'), which traces the rise of the French electronic-music boom in the 1990s."

What We'll Add: Daft Punk appears in this movie too!

"The Face of An Angel (dir. Michael Winterbottom) (World Premiere)

What TIFF Says: "Kate Beckinsale and Daniel Brühl ('Rush,' 'Inglourious Basterds') star in this fictionalized version of the notorious Amanda Knox murder case from ever-adventurous director Michael Winterbottom ('The Trip,' 'In This World,' '24 Hour Party People')."

What We'll Add: This will probably be better than the Lifetime movie.

"Foxcatcher" (dir. Bennett Miller) (Canadian Premiere)

What TIFF says: "Based on true events, this film tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers. Starring Anthony Michael Hall, Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Vanessa Redgrave, Mark Ruffalo and Sienna Miller."

What We'll Add: Future fans of "Foxcatcher" will want to read Mark Harris' excellent New York magazine cover story on the new film. This one sounds like it could be special.

"Gemma Bovery (dir. Anne Fontaine) (World Premiere)

What TIFF Says: "Gemma Arterton glows as the title character — a passionate young Englishwoman whose dull married life in a provincial Norman town steers her towards adultery — in this updating of Flaubert’s masterpiece Madame Bovary from French director Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel)."

What We'll Add: Gemma Arterton needs to become super famous.

"The Imitation Game" (dir. Morten Tyldum) (Canadian Premiere)

What TIFF says: "Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal."

What We'll Add: Benedict Cumberbatch won an Emmy award this year, and "The Imitation Game" puts him right into the conversation for an Oscar. "Benedict Cumberbatch number one with a bullet," wrote Awards Daily editor Sasha Stone following the film's premiere at the Telluride Film Festival. "Might win."

"The Judge" (dir. David Dobkin) (World Premiere)

What TIFF says: "Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth, and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard and Billy Bob Thornton."

What We'll Add: Robert Duvall's last Oscar nomination was back in 1999.

"The Last Five Years" (dir. Richard LaGravenese) (World Premiere)

What TIFF says: "In this adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, The Last Five Years is a musical deconstruction of a love affair and a marriage taking place over a five year period. Jamie, a young, talented up-and-coming Jewish novelist falls in love with Cathy, a Shiksa Goddess and struggling actress. The film, told almost entirely through song and a beautiful pop music score, portrays an honest, heartbreaking, often funny, exploration of love and its consequences on individual identity. Starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan."

What We'll Add: There's a good chance "The Last Five Years" is our new favorite movie.

"The Little Death" (dir. Josh Lawson) (International Premiere)

What TIFF Says: "This edgy ensemble comedy from first-time director Josh Lawson takes us inside the homes of seemingly straight-laced Australian suburbanites to reveal a gallery of kinks, fetishes, oddball turn-ons, and pent-up repression let precariously loose."

What We'll Add: This one has been described as "Love Actually" but with kinky sex.

"Men, Women and Children" (dir. Jason Reitman) (World Premiere)

What TIFF says: "'Men, Women and Children' follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. Starring Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler and Judy Greer."

What We'll Add: Technology!

"Mommy" (dir. Xavier Dolan) (Toronto Premiere)

What TIFF Says: "The hotly anticipated new film from Québécois wunderkind Xavier Dolan shared the Special Jury Prize at Cannes."

What We'll Add: Xavier Dolan might be the future of filmmaking.

"Nightcrawler" (dir. Dan Gilroy) (World Premiere)

What TIFF says: "Lou Bloom, a driven young man, discovers the nocturnal world of L.A. crime journalism. Joining a group of freelance camera crews who film marketable mayhem, Lou makes his own place at the table, aided by Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news. Blurring the line between observer and perpetrator, Lou finds his calling in a murderous world reduced to transactions. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed and Bill Paxton."

What We'll Add: Gyllenhaal has been on a run of great performances ("Prisoners," "Enemy"), but let's keep an eye on Rene Russo, who's due for a comeback one of these years.

"Rosewater" (dir. Jon Stewart) (International Premiere)

What TIFF Says: "In 2009, Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was covering Iran's volatile elections for Newsweek. One of the few reporters living there with access to US media, he also appeared on 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,' in a taped interview with comedian Jason Jones. The interview was intended as satire, but if the Tehran authorities got the joke they didn't like it -- and that bit of comedy would come back to haunt Bahari when he was rousted from his family home and thrown into prison."

What We'll Add: Stewart's directorial debut earned solid reviews after its premiere at the Telluride Film Festival, and the trailer isn't bad either.

"Ruth & Alex" (dir. Richard Loncraine) (World Premiere)

What TIFF Says: "A long-married couple (Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton) have an eventful weekend after they are forced to contemplate selling their beloved Brooklyn apartment."

What We'll Add: This sounds like a movie your parents would like.

"Samba" (dir. Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano) (World Premiere)

What TIFF Says: "A recent migrant to France (Omar Sy) fights to stay in his adopted country with the help of a rookie immigration worker (Charlotte Gainsbourg), in this winning drama from the directors of the breakout hit 'Les Intouchables.'"

What We'll Add: Omar Sy needs to become super famous.

"Shelter" (dir. Paul Bettany) (World Premiere)

What TIFF Says: "Homeless on the streets of New York, two people from very different worlds (Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie) find strength and solace in each other, in the moving directorial debut by acclaimed actor Paul Bettany."

What We'll Add: The film's publicity still is of Jennifer Connelly holding a sign that reads "I Used To Be Someone."

"St. Vincent" (dir.Theodore Melfi) (World Premiere)

What TIFF Says: "A cantankerous, cash-strapped, loose-living retiree (Bill Murray) becomes a spectacularly unlikely role model for his twelve-year-old neighbor, in this delightful comedy co-starring Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd, Terrence Howard and Naomi Watts."

What We'll Add: Bill Murray is to Theodore Melfi as Gene Hackman was to Wes Anderson? We'll take that.

"The Theory of Everything" (dir. James Marsh) (World Premiere)

What TIFF says: "The extraordinary true story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Hawking receives an earth-shattering diagnosis at age 21. Together, Stephen and Jane defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, David Thewlis and Emily Watson."

What We'll Add: Felicity Jones needs to become super famous.

"This is Where I Leave You" (dir. Shawn Levy) (World Premiere)

What TIFF says: "Shawn Levy’s dramatic comedy follows four adult siblings who return home after their father’s death to spend a week with their over- sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and frayed relationships among those who know and love them best, they reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways. Starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll and Kathryn Hahn."

What We'll Add: This is where we'll cite the film's cast as a huge strong point.

"Time Out of Mind" (dir. Oren Moverman) (World Premiere)

What TIFF says: "George, a man on the decline, enters the New York City homeless shelter system when he runs out of options. George struggles to navigate his way through this new world with the help of Dixon, a shelter veteran while trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter Maggie. Starring Richard Gere, Ben Vereen, Jena Malone, Kyra Sedgwick, Jeremy Strong, Yul Vasquez, Coleman Domingo, Geraldine Hughes, Michael Kenneth Williams and Steve Buscemi."

What We'll Add: Richard Gere has never won an Oscar, so keep that narrative in mind throughout awards season.

"Welcome to Me" (dir. Shira Piven) (World Premiere)

What TIFF Says: "A woman suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder (Kristen Wiig) becomes an overnight celebrity after a huge lottery jackpot allows her to launch her own off-the-wall talk show."

What We'll Add: Kudos to Kristen Wiig for continuing to confound expectations. Instead of doing something like "The Target Lady: The Movie," she does this.

"While We're Young" (dir. Noah Baumbach) (World Premiere)

What TIFF says: "Noah Baumbach’s exploration of aging, ambition and success, stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as a middle-aged couple whose career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives. Also starring Amanda Seyfried, Adam Driver, Charles Grodin, Maria Dizzia and Adam Horovitz."

What We'll Add: Is this the Charles Grodin comeback we've been waiting for?

"Wild" (dir. Jean-Marc Vallée) (International Premiere)

What TIFF says: "After years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Cheryl Strayed makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own. Wild powerfully reveals Cheryl’s terrors and pleasures as she forges ahead on a journey that maddens, strengthens and ultimately heals her. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski, Michiel Huisman, Gaby Hoffmann and Kevin Rankin."

What We'll Add: The Reeseaissance is here.

How To Keep Your iPhone Photos Safe, In 3 Steps

After a huge number of nude celebrity photos were leaked over the weekend, you should take a moment to ensure the photos that you have on your phone are safe.

A bug in Apple's iCloud, the company's cloud system that automatically backs up some phone data, may have played a part in the hack. Apple is investigating.

There are a few steps you can take to protect your own photos, whether they're racy selfies or just shots of family and friends you don't want hackers accessing. Here are the three most important things you can do, and how to do them:

1. Take your photos off of iCloud

If the photos you take on your iPhone are automatically uploading to iCloud, they could be at risk. Here's how to stop that from happening.

a. Go to Settings and hit iCloud

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b. Scroll down and hit Photos

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c. Turn off My Photo Stream and Photo Sharing

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2. Delete anything you don't want in your Photo Stream

If your photos were previously being uploaded to iCloud automatically, you should make sure you don't have anything incriminating in your Photo Stream. To do that, just click Photos on your iPhone, then hit Albums, and take a look at My Photo Stream. Delete any photos you don't want in there.

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3. Set up two-step verification for iCloud

You should also set up two-step verification for your iCloud account. With two-step verification, someone needs to input a special code that is texted to your phone or your individual Recovery Key (a separate password) to log in to your iCloud account.

Here's how to set it up:

a. Go to iCloud.com and sign in to your account

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b. Click Account Settings

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c. Click on your Apple ID

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From there you'll be taken to a new page.

d. Click Manage your Apple ID

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e. Click Password and Security

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Apple will now ask you the security questions you put in when you created your iCloud account (things like your mother's maiden name). Once you're logged in, you'll give Apple a phone number to set up two-step verification. Apple will send a code to your phone, and you'll put it in online. You'll also get a special code called a Verification Key that you should print out and keep. If you don't have your phone and need to sign in to iCloud, you can type in your Verification Key.

Anytime you try to sign in to your iCloud account, Apple will text you a code to put in. This way, a hacker would need both your iCloud login and your actual phone to get to your content.

Justin Bieber Arrested On Assault And Dangerous Driving Charges In Ontario

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after police said Tuesday he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation in southwestern Ontario.


Ontario Provincial Police said the incident happened Friday afternoon near Bieber's hometown of Stratford and that he was released on a promise to appear in court Sept. 29. They said the driver of the ATV and an occupant of the minivan "engaged in a physical altercation."


Bieber, 20, went to a police station and was arrested, then released on a promise to appear in court Sept. 29, a spokesman for Perth County OPP said.


OPP Constable Kees Wijnands said there were no injuries as a result of the collision, but could not say whether there were any injuries from the altercation.


Bieber was photographed recently in southwestern Ontario riding on an ATV vehicle with actress and singer Selena Gomez.


"Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez's peaceful retreat in Stratford this weekend was unfortunately disrupted by the unwelcome presence of the paparazzi," Brian Greenspan, Bieber's Toronto lawyer, said Tuesday.


"This has regrettably resulted in charges of dangerous driving and assault. Mr. Bieber and Ms. Gomez have fully cooperated in the police investigation. We are hopeful that this matter will be quickly resolved."


Bieber tweeted about an incident with paparazzi last week. "There should be laws against what I just experienced. We should have learned from the death of Princess Diana," Bieber tweeted. He also tweeted: "I don't have a problem with Paparazzi but when they act recklessly they put us all in danger."


Earlier this month, Bieber pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of careless driving and resisting arrest seven months after his arrest in Miami Beach following what police initially called an illegal street drag race.


Bieber is also charged in Toronto with assaulting a limousine driver in late December. Police allege Bieber hit a limousine driver several times in the back of the head after he and five others were picked up by a limo in the early hours of Dec. 30.


His lawyers have said he is not guilty in that case.


Also in Miami, Bieber faces a lawsuit by a photographer who alleges he was roughed up while shooting pictures of the singer outside a recording studio.


Bieber rocketed to fame at age 15. He was nominated for two Grammy Awards for his 2010 full-length album debut "My World 2.0," but sales of his latest records have fallen off.

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Kirsten Dunst’s Pizza-Poop Tweet Decoded. You’re Welcome.

We know pizza when we see it. We know poop when we see it. But pizza + poop? What does that mean exactly?

Thank you iCloud

— Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) September 1, 2014


Clearly, actress Kirsten Dunst was employing sarcasm when she called out Apple in this tweet Monday night.

Dunst was one of many female celebrities who learned over the weekend that a hacker had posted her nude photos online.

The 32-year-old actress was understandably pretty angry about such a horrendous privacy violation. Judging by her tweet, she blamed Apple. It is believed that the hacker exploited a vulnerability in Apple's iCloud service, though the full details behind the hack are still unknown. Apple said it is investigating the issue.

However, if you're like many of us who don't speak emoji, you might not know exactly what Dunst was trying to say with those mysterious emojis at the end of her tweet. We are here to enlighten you.

"Pizza" sounds like "piece of." "Poop" is, you know, "poop," or maybe a synonym.

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Britney Spears Addresses David Lucado Cheating Rumors While Onstage At Las Vegas Show

Britney Spears is taking on the single life in classic Queen of Pop style.

As rumors swirled last week that David Lucado had cheated on the famous singer, Spears directly addressed the situation for the first time Sunday night.

"Well, by now everyone knows my boyfriend cheated on me," she said to the audience of her "Piece of Me" show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, according to the Daily Mail. "But the best part of breaking up is going on first dates."

She continued having fun with the crowd, adding, "I need a hot guy. Where are the hot guys here tonight?"

News first broke of the couple's split on Aug. 28, when the 32-year-old took to Twitter to announce her newly single status:

Ahhhh the single life!

— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) August 28, 2014


She then shared an Instagram post with the caption: "When you're having a shitty day... "

According to People, the relationship was going fine until Spears' father, Jamie, alerted his daughter to the existence of a video that proved Lucado's infidelity. TMZ reports that the elder Spears purchased the video to prevent it from going public.

If Sunday's show proves anything, it's that Britney seems to be putting this whole thing behind her, and is getting pumped for the exciting next stage of her life.

Lauren Conrad’s Bridal Shower Is Picture Perfect

Leave it to Lauren Conrad to have the prettiest bridal shower imaginable.

On Sunday, August 31, the fashion designer and lifestyle blogger celebrated her upcoming wedding to William Tell with a bridal shower fit for Instagram. The party took place at Conrad's home, according to E! News, and each guest was asked to bring a personal recipe on a card.

Conrad was "thrilled for the sweet bridal shower," a source told Us Weekly. "Everything was brought in, they used tips that are on her blog and a few events companies did small loans, but really her friends are so thrifty. It was classy and elegant."

The fete included lots of flowers, from fresh bouquets and rose-printed china to huge paper blooms on the wall.

"Thank you to my amazing friends and family for the best shower ever! #tellmeyouloveme," the 28-year-old wrote on Instagram.





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Why ‘Badass British Lady Detectives’ Should Be Your Favorite Netflix Category

If the first thing you think of when someone mentions British television is 'Downton Abbey,' I get it. I do. I'm someone who watched the new season 5 trailer approximately 47 times and traveled two hours to an exhibition of costumes from the show.

But if 'Downton Abbey' is all you know of British TV, you're missing out. Big time. There's an entire genre -- Vulture calls it British Women Getting It Done -- where women take matters into their own hands to solve crimes, save lives and sometimes, God forbid, knock a few strands of hair out of place.

These ladies aren't your mother's Miss Marple.

Happy Valley

Sarah Lancashire's Sergeant Catherine Cawood rolls with the punches and takes more than a few as she hunts down a kidnapper in this brutally brilliant West Yorkshire drama. With nary a gun in sight, confrontations between police and bad guys are unsparingly raw; after some criticized the violence, creator Sally Wainwright took a stand: "If you get your head smacked against the wall, you bleed. It's life." ('Downton Abbey' connection: an unrecognizable Siobhan Finneran -- scheming lady's maid O'Brien -- as Catherine's sister, Clare.)



The Fall

Whether giving orders to a roomful of Belfast policemen or telling off a journalist, Gillian Anderson as DSI Stella Gibson is always the calmest, coolest person on the scene without raising her voice or letting nary a splatter of blood mar her now-famous silk shirts. Gibson's 'drop the mic' moment comes when she tells a serial killer his actions are "just misogyny: age-old violence against women."



The Bletchley Circle

While not technically detectives, these four female codebreakers-turned-super-sleuths team up to catch a serial murderer in 1952 London, outwitting both the cunning killer and the all-male police force with skills like logic, puzzle solving and pattern recognition.



Prime Suspect

Before Helen Mirren was an Academy Award-winning Queen, she was Jane Tennison. Tennison had her demons, including a fight with alcoholism and a battle against sexist colleagues, but throughout 'Prime Suspect''s seven-season run, she kicked butt, took names and was unapologetically the HBIC.



Looking for more non-British, but equally badass, female detectives? Meet Sarah Lund of Denmark's 'Forbrydelsen' (remade in America as 'The Killing'), Phryne Fisher of Australia's 'Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries' and Robin Griffin of New Zealand-set 'Top of the Lake.'

Is your favorite take-charge lady detective missing? Leave recommendations in the comments section or Tweet me.

Two Unheard Adele Songs Recorded For ’21′ Leak Online

Two outtakes from Adele's "21" have hit the Internet, which means for a few minutes you can be distracted from the fact that we're still pleading for the singer's next album. The tracks, "Never Gonna Leave You" and "You'll Never See Me Again," leaked online on Labor Day. According to Digital Spy, both are produced by Fraser T Smith, who worked on "Set Fire to the Rain" and co-wrote and/or produced songs by Britney Spears, Beyonce and Sam Smith. Listen to the two tracks below. They're as great as anything else you'll hear on "21." Come back to us, Adele.

"Never Gonna Leave You"


"You'll Never See Me Again"

Jennifer Lawrence’s Leaked Nude Photos Remind Us How Crappy The Internet Can Be For Women

Celebrity women: they're just like us. They eat pizza! They take selfies with their best friends! They wake up with mascara smeared under their eyes! And they run the risk of having their naked bodies splashed all over the Internet without their consent.

When it happens to "regular women," it's often called revenge porn. When it happens to famous women, it's leaked nude photos.

On Sunday a 4chan user claimed to have obtained nude photos of a host of young female celebrities -- including Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Upton and Mary Elizabeth Winstead -- presumably by hacking their iCloud accounts. Almost instantly said nude photos became the evening's hottest Google search, and the unfortunate subject of conversation amongst my fellow Labor Day weekend bar patrons. "Jennifer Lawrence nudes" seemed to be all anyone could talk (or tweet) about.

As Roxane Gay put it for The Guardian, "There is an insatiable curiosity when it comes to the nude celebrity woman’s body. She puts herself in the public eye and, in turn, we are entitled to see as much of her as we so desire, or so I am sure the justification goes."

And despite the fact that the 4chan hack and the proliferation of the stolen images across the web was very clearly a crime, it didn't take long for the victim-blaming to begin.

Hey @itsjenIawrence. Maybe you shouldn't pose nude if you can't handle the public seeing it. #dumdum. And don't step on downed power lines!

— Larry WACHS (@houseofwachs) September 1, 2014

@HuffingtonPost @achorowitz don't rob people and you won't get shot... Don't take nudes and they won't get leaked... Seems pretty simple

— Jonathan Rector (@jayrec6) September 1, 2014

@M_E_Winstead Most people in the public eye ignore things they don't want ppl to be interested in. Almost like you're enjoying the attention

— steveyuhas (@steveyuhas) September 1, 2014


Supermodel Chrissy Teigen said it best when she tweeted: "People have the right to take whatever pics they want on their own f**king phone. People don't have the right to hack them. Is it that hard?"

Unfortunately, it is difficult for some to grasp that women's bodies, particularly famous women's bodies, are not public domain, ripe for consumption whenever the fancy strikes.

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Kate Upton, one of the other celebrities whose intimate photos were hacked and posted, on the red carpet in April.

But it's not just women in the public eye who have to worry that their private lives will spill onto the Internet in ways they did not condone and cannot control. Non-famous women's lives have been derailed because an angry ex decided to post their intimate photos online, or because their email accounts were hacked.

The culture that tacitly condones involuntary pornography is connected to the culture where women are significantly more likely to be virtually harassed or cyberstalked, and where female journalists are subject to online trolling and verbal abuse at greater rates than their male counterparts. There is a reason why Amanda Hess was able to write a gripping and in-depth 7,000-word feature titled "Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet" for Pacific Standard in January -- she had a lot of material to work with.

BuzzFeed's Anne Helen Petersen also cautions against being "scandalized" by the most recent round of nude celebrity photographs, as it will perpetuate and confirm the "market" for such images -- and she's right. After all, there is nothing particularly revelatory about a naked body on an iPhone. (Yes, even celebrities have them, and yes, even celebrities sext photos of said naked bodies.) The real scandal is just how often these sort of "leaks" happen against the will of the women exposed by them, famous or not, and how little these flagrant violations of privacy surprise us at this point.

It's exhilarating and empowering being a woman with an opinion and a voice in the Internet age. But as I scrolled through my Jennifer Lawrence-filled Twitter and Facebook feeds this weekend, I was reminded that it's also really f**king exhausting.

Going on an internet break. Feel free to my @'s for a glimpse of what it's like to be a woman who speaks up about anything on twitter

— Mary E. Winstead (@M_E_Winstead) September 1, 2014


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Jimi Jamison Dead; Lead Singer Of Survivor Sang On Numerous Hits

Jimmy Wayne "Jimi" Jamison, the lead singer of the 1980s arena rock band Survivor, died on Aug. 31 of a heart attack, The Los Angeles Times reported. He was 63.

The band's official Facebook page shared the news of Jamison's death on Monday:

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Born in Mississippi and raised in Memphis, Jamison was just 13 years old when he first performed in public. Even at such a young age, he'd found his calling.

Jamison spent the 1970s and early 1980s as the frontman for the hard rock bands Target and Cobra. He also provided back-up vocals for numerous recording artists, including ZZ Top and Joe Walsh.

When vocal problems caused Survivor lead singer Dave Bickler to leave the band, numerous people tried out for the gig. But it was Jamison who landed the coveted job of performing alongside guitarist Frankie Sullivan, keyboardist Jim Peterik, bassist Stephan Ellis and drummer Marc Droubay.

Although Jamison originally joined Survivor in 1983, the charismatic performer would leave and return many times over the next few decades. However, when there was harmony between the bandmates, the music shined.

Jamison's first Survivor release was "The Moment of Truth," a song that didn't fare well on the radio but became the theme for the hit movie 'The Karate Kid." His debut album with the band was much more successful; "Vital Signs" (1984) went platinum and spun off several hits, including the rock ballads "I Can't Hold Back," "High On You" and "The Search Is Over."

"I'm stronger on ballads," Jamison told The Los Angeles Times in 1985. "I like to sing them more than anything else but I didn't get much of a chance before. I wanted to sing more ballads. Being in this group is just right for me."

Survivor's biggest hit, "Eye of the Tiger" -- which sold over 2.5 million copies, topped the Billboard Hot 100 and became an athletic anthem as part of the soundtrack for "Rocky III" -- was released two years before Jamison joined the band. Over the next 30 years, however, he would perform the soaring tune countless times in concert, much to the joy of fans. He also recorded the vocals for "Burning Heart," a song that appeared on the "Rocky IV" soundtrack.

After Survivor disbanded in 1989, Jamison decided to focus on a solo career. He released two albums, "When Love Comes Down" (1991) and "Empires" (1999), and cowrote and sang "I'm Always Here," which became the theme for the the TV show "Baywatch."

Survivor reunited in 1993, with former lead singer Dave Bickler back on the mic. But Jamison reunited with the band in 2000, remained for six years, left for five and then returned again in 2011. He performed his last Survivor show on Saturday night in Morgan Hill, Calif., The Arizona Republic reported.

Singer/songwriter Richard Marx took to Twitter to remember Jamison.

So sad to hear of Jimi Jamison's sudden passing. Just saw him last December at a benefit. He was a kind and talented man.

— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) September 2, 2014


Guitarist Paul Sidoti also praised Jamison's singing talents.

RIP Jimi Jamison.. Your incredible vocal talents fronting Survivor were a big part of my childhood.. May you sing with the angels..

— Paul Sidoti (@paulsidoti) September 2, 2014


In a statement released to the public, Jamison's family described him as friendly and caring.

“Jimi was a friend to everyone he met. He was a loving father and grandfather and was always a person who valued people more than anything else,” the family stated.

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Kate Moss And Cara Delevingne Steam Up New My Burberry Fragrance Ad

We waited six long months to see the official campaign for My Burberry starring Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne, and let us tell you -- it was well worth the wait. The British supermodels look really chummy in their first shoot together wearing a single Burberry trench coat, tousled blonde hair and the brand's signature "nude" makeup.

The steamy ad truly encapsulates the fragrance, as Burberry chief creative and executive officer Christopher Bailey teamed up with acclaimed perfumer Francis Kurkdjian to bottle up the smell of a classic trench.

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It's strong, sensual and long-lasting scent comes from a honey-hued juice made up of sweet pea, bergamot oil, freesia, rose, golden quince and patchouli.

Bailey also imparted his designer skills to the actual make of the bottle with details that include a large horn-finish cap reminiscent of Burberry's buttons, the hand-tied knot made of English-woven gabardine fabric invented by Thomas Burberry over a century ago and the curve of the glass, which echoes the trench coat's gun flap.

After wearing a sample of My Burberry for a few days, we think the British luxury fashion house is really on to something with a fragrance that both women and men can appreciate. Besides, it's the closest we'll ever get to dropping $2,000 on a silky Burberry trench coat.

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My Burberry is now available at Burberry.com, as well as Burberry and fine department stores and Sephora locations nationwide.

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Angelina Jolie’s Wedding Dress Revealed On The Cover Of People Magazine

As if there was ever any doubt, Angelina Jolie makes a beautiful bride.

The 39-year-old actress graces the covers of both People, and HELLO! magazine, in her wedding dress after tying the knot with Brad Pitt in an intimate ceremony in France on Aug. 23.

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While only 20 friends and family members were invited to take part in the couple's big day, Pitt and Jolie's six children played the largest roles. Eldest sons Maddox (13) and Pax (11) walked their mother down the aisle, while Zahara (9) and Vivienne (6) threw flower petals, and Shiloh (8) and Knox (6) served as ring bearers.

Meanwhile the children also literally put their mark on their mother's gown. Never one to conform to expectations, Jolie donned an ivory satin Atelier Versace gown adorned with dozens of her children's designs and drawing sewn into the back of the gown and veil, according to People magazine.

Jolie's decision to make her kids such a large part of her wedding is hardly surprising since she previously told People that her children would definitely be heavily involved in the planning process.

"We are discussing it with the children and how they imagine it might be, which is verging on hysterical, how kids envision a wedding," she told the magazine back in May. "They will, in a way, be the wedding planners. It's going to be Disney or paintball – one or the other!"

For more on Jolie and Pitt's wedding, pick up a copy of People magazine, on sale Sept. 3.

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KRISTIN M. HALL, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Carrie Underwood and NHL player Mike Fisher chose the Labor Day holiday to announce they are expecting their first child.

Underwood and Fisher posted the announcement on their social media accounts on Monday. Underwood's publicist confirmed the couple will be expecting their first child in the spring.

The 31-year-old Underwood shot to fame after winning "American Idol." She has won six Grammys and sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. She was the first woman to twice win the Academy of Country Music's entertainer of the year award.

She will be co-hosting the upcoming Country Music Association Awards with Brad Paisley this November.

Fisher, a 34-year-old center for the Nashville Predators, is recovering from a ruptured left Achilles tendon and is expected to miss the start of the season.
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