Lady Gaga leads the pack with 13 nominations, while Eminem is close behind with 8 chances to score a Moonman. Broadcast live from Los Angeles, this year's VMAs get underway Sept. 12 at 9 p.m.
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Glee" co-creator Ryan Murphy thought he was being "punked" when a fan note arrived from Paul McCartney.
But Murphy discovered that the pop legend is an admirer of the hit Fox TV show and wants his music to be part of it. McCartney enclosed a mix of some of his tunes, including "Michelle," and asked Murphy to consider using them on the series about high school misfits in a glee club.
"I was gobsmacked. I grew up with that guy. So, of course, we are going to do something," Murphy told the Television Critics Association's summer meeting Monday.
The former Beatle won't be the only familiar name associated with "Glee" when it returns next season. Susan Boyle, the unlikely "Britain's Got Talent" discovery, is in talks to be part of the Christmas episode, Murphy said.
Another hour will feature the songs of Britney Spears, and the show is wooing a "major" artist, whom Murphy wouldn't identify, for a tribute episode to air after the Super Bowl next year.
But "Glee" aims to be more intimate instead of "going bigger and overstuffing season two," said Murphy, also an executive producer on the show.
There will be a spotlight on some of the secondary characters, such as scheming cheerleaders Santana (Naya Rivera) and Brittany (Heather Morris). The tribute episodes will be kept to just two or three and feature fewer songs.
The one saluting Madonna had nine numbers, Murphy said, "which is insane."
"Glee" isn't becoming a wallflower. The cast went on a sold-out tour, there's a "Glee" novel, titled, "Glee: The Beginning," and Murphy said he hopes for publication of a Sue Sylvester autobiography — with Jane Lynch, who plays the sadistic cheerleading coach, going on tour in character to promote the book.
"I'm very proud of the merchandise," Murphy said. For every two items he approves, he said, he rejects 10 proposals.
"Glee," which melds pop songs, high school hijinks and drama into an upbeat hour, is the leading nominee at the Aug. 29 Emmy Awards with 19 bids, including best comedy series and seven acting nods for its cast and guest stars.
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Chelsea Clinton has married her long-term boyfriend in the Astor Courts estate, in Rhinebeck, upstate New York. Shortly after the ceremony the blushing bride’s parents Secretary of State and former President, Hilary and Bill Clinton released a statement. It said: “Today, we watched with great pride and overwhelming emotion as Chelsea and Marc wed in a beautiful ceremony at Astor Courts, surrounded by family and their close friends. "We could not have asked for a more perfect day to celebrate the beginning of their life together, and we are so happy to welcome Marc into our family. On behalf of the newlyweds, we want to give special thanks to the people of Rhinebeck for welcoming us and to everyone for their well-wishes on this special day." The ceremony took off at 6pm in the Astor Courts estate in Rhinebeck. A rabbi and a reverend presided over the ceremony as the bride is Methodist and her groom Jewish. The wedding was attended by between 400 and 500 close family friends and relatives. The ceremony included a poem read by the couple. Chelsea’s dress was by Vera Wang, according to a family friend who attended the nuptials. In fact Wang was spotted in Rhinebeck on Saturday evening where she was swamped by paparazzi. The guest list seems to have been as star studded as was predicted. Ted Danson and his wife Mary Steenburgen were hounded by the press. Danson joked with them saying: “Are we the only celebrities in town?” Speaking before the wedding Steenburgen said: “I’ve known her since she was a baby, so this is a big moment.” Other famous names who attended were former secretary of state Madeleine Albright and a handful of congressmen and prominent Democrats. As predicted the small town of Rhinebeck was flooded with members of the public waiting to catch a glimpse of a celebrity and press from around the globe, with TV crews from as far away as Japan. Camera snapped in the window of every town car that drove by. Of course, security was tight. In fact. the Federal Aviation Administration made sure that the wedding was a no-fly zone until 3:30am Sunday.
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For 38 years, Walter Iooss has photographed the world’s most beautiful women—from Cheryl Tiegs to Kathy Ireland, to Petra Nemcova—in exotic waterside locales for Sports Illustrated’s annual Swimsuit Issue. His new book, Heaven, showcases his iconic images as well as never-before-seen pictures from the shoots. Here, Iooss flips through the pages and relives his favorite moments for VF.com
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Today, a federal court ruled that the Federal Communication Commission’s restrictions on “fleeting” expletives run counter to the First Amendment. Policies toward fleeting expletives—which, according to The Washington Post, are defined as a “a single, nonliteral use” of an obscene word—were invoked in 2004, after Bono’s use of “fucking”—the qualifier, not the verb, mind you—during the 2003 Golden Globes. Today’s ruling, however, overturns these guidelines, which were deemed “unconstitutionally vague” and responsible for “creating a chilling effect that goes far beyond the fleeting expletives at issue here.” Indeed, although the institutionalized indictment of “fuck” long predates this particular predicament.
Both verb and noun, infix and interjection, “fuck,” like many chimerical beasts, is of ill repute and unknown genesis. The American Heritage Dictionary, similar to its tweedier brother, the Oxford English Dictionary, is unable to divine the exact etymology of “fuck,” however it does provide information about its first known publication. Specifically, the word initially appeared in a satirical poem composed sometime around 1500 that takes aim at the Carmelite friars of Cambridge. Although the letters F, U, C, and K do not appear in their recognizable, rancorous order, they are expressed in a simple code that “is easily broken by simply substituting the preceding letter in the alphabet, keeping in mind differences in the alphabet and in spelling between then and now,” according to the dictionary. Drained of its cryptic Latin and less cryptic cryptology, “non sunt in coeli, quia gxddbov xxkxzt pg ifmk” begets “they are not in heaven because they fuck wives of Ely [a town near Cambridge].” For what it’s worth, the Online Dictionary of Etymology surmises that “fuck” has roots in the Middle English “fyke,” meaning to “move restlessly.” “Fyke” had sexual connotations, too; it suggested fidgeting as well as flirting, as the wives of Ely might attest.
Hundreds of years later, James Joyce was not as covert in his use of the word. The 1921 publication of the complete Ulysses was met with book banning and book burning. A New York court ruled the work obscene, even though the word “fuck” appeared just twice—once as noun, once as verb—in 265,000 words. Other classics infamous for their embrace of the word include The Catcher in the Rye and Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Norman Mailer substituted “fug” for “fuck” in The Naked and the Dead, from which the band the Fugs would later take its name. (One of the group’s founding members, Tuli Kupferberg, passed away yesterday.) “Fug,” a cacophonous cousin, is still an undeserving member of the vernacular. Alternative progeny also include “fink,” “freak,” “feck,” “frack,” and “frig,” the latter regretfully embalmed for pop-culture immortality with the 2004 film Napoleon Dynamite. The Wire eschewed euphemisms altogether, embracing the guttural, satisfying “fuck” a total of 38 times in a single scene.
In recent times, the word has been most memorably muttered by Vice President Joe Biden during the televised signing of health-care reform legislation. “It’s a big fucking deal,” he whispered to President Obama, unaware or uncaring that the two were still miked. The word—or rather, one-seventh of the word—was emblazoned on t-shirts bearing the acronym “B.F.D.” that commemorated the historic legislation. It was perhaps an equally momentous occasion for “fuck”: after centuries of toiling in near-obscenity obfuscated by dead languages and deadening governmental censorship, it was legitimized, live on television, by the second-highest authority in the land. A big fucking deal, indeed.
（Grace, beauty, flair: The official portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama, taken in the Blue Room of the White House on February 27, 2009. Forty-seven years earlier, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy struck a similar pose during a visit to India’s Taj Mahal, March 1962. By Joyce N. Boghosian/The White House/A.P. Images (Obama); by Art Rickerby/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images (Kennedy）
Comparisons between Michelle Obama and Jacqueline Kennedy are inevitable: two elegant women, catapulted into the national spotlight by their charismatic, ambitious husbands. Their upbringings hold no resemblance, but their roles as standard-bearers for a renewed American hope do. A pictorial of fashion’s favorite First Ladies, then and now.
Sheryl Crow channels her love of Stevie Wonder, Stax, and all things soulful on her seventh collection, 100 Miles From Memphis, which is split between originals and covers (including a Justin Timberlake-assisted crack at Terence Trent D'Arby's ''Sign Your Name''). Crow's obvious joy is infectious, but even this former Michael Jackson backing singer can't make a new ''I Want You Back'' seem anything other than redundant.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn has found its home, and for the first time, Twi-Hards can travel down south to catch a glimpse of their favorite vampires. Summit Entertainment announced today what had long been expected: that the final two Twilight films, to be directed by Bill Condon, will shoot in both Baton Rouge, La., and Vancouver. Louisiana’s appealing tax credits have drawn a number of productions to its locales, one bright spot on the state’s struggling economy. As such, Summit will take advantage of such deals, heading first to Louisiana, where the film’s interior locations will be shot. Then once weather has improved in Vancouver, the Breaking Dawn production will move to Canada, sometime in the New Year.
The first installment of Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn will be released on Nov. 18, 2011.
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