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11New 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Film Coming, Co-Star Says Sequel May Suck

A sequel to the 1993 hit film "Mrs. Doubtfire" starring Robin Williams is being planned.

"Mrs. Doubtfire" director Chris Columbus will direct the sequel and "Elf" screenwriter David Berenbaum will pen the script, notes The Hollywood Reporter.

In the original film, Williams dressed in drag to play nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire in order to spend more time with his kids in spite of his shrewish ex-wife played by Sally Field.

A sequel has been proposed since 2001, bur numerous scripts didn't interest Columbus and Williams until now.

Gawker reports that actress Mara Wilson who played Williams' younger daughter in the original film posted on Twitter that she would not be part of the new "Mrs. Doubtfire" because sequels usually "suck."

Wilson tweeted, "Sequels generally suck unless they were planned as part of a trilogy or series. I think Doubtfire ended where it needed to end."

Sources: Gawker and The Hollywood Reporter


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11Red Hot Chili Peppers Condemn CIA For Using Their Music for Torture (Video)

A Senate Intelligence Committee report, which may soon be released publicly, reportedly confirms that the CIA secretly operated a "black site prison" called Camp Echo in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where they tortured suspected terrorists with permission from the Bush administration from late 2003 to 2004.

Unidentified U.S. government officials told Al-Jazeera that the report says terrorist suspect Abu Zubaydah was forced into a pet crate for two weeks, chained by his wrists to the ceiling of his cell and subjected to an endless loop of loud music by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

TMZ recently caught up Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith in Malibu, Calif. and asked him about his band's music being used for torture (video below).

Smith, who was not aware his band's music was being misused, told TMZ, "Our music’s positive, man. It’s supposed to make you feel good.”

Additionally, Red Hot Chili Peppers' guitarist Flea recently tweeted, "It is absolutely heartbreaking to hear Rhcp music has been used by the CIA to torture human beings. Anything we can do to stop that we will."

Sources: Al-Jazeera, TMZ, Twitter


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11Heidi Klum Promotes Her TV Show with Models Dressed in Redface, Indian Costumes

Former supermodel Heidi Klum recently promoted a photo shoot for her TV show "Germany’s Next Top Model" with white models dressed as Native Americans, which is often called "redface."

According to UPI, Klum posted the pictures on her Facebook page with the caption, "Here Are My Beautiful GNTM Girls!"

The female model contestants were posing as part of the TV show's "Amerindian" challenge.

LastRealIndian.com describes the models as "pouty, half-naked white women posing ever-so seductively in war paint and head- dresses."

The reaction on Klum's Facebook page has been harsh:

I thought I admired you...NOT!! Shame on you!! And please don't tell me that you're honoring natives either. Go around in blackface and see how far that gets you. Ignorance...

Thank you Heidi Klum and GNTM for contributing to the fetishization and hypersexualization (sic) of Native Women. 1 in 3 of us will be raped in our lifetime for the same reason that you and others see nothing wrong these images. Entitlement.

What disrepect (sic) to Native Americans. You knew it was wrong and you still did it. That makes you wrong. Stop using Native culture as fashion for your own agenda. Why dont yall (sic) do the theme of honkey, cracker or white face? Better yet all 3.

This is not the first time Klum has been under fire for objectifying women. The Los Angeles Times reported in 2013 that feminist protesters took to the stage of "Germany’s Next Top Model" to protest Klum for sexualizing young ladies.

Sources: The Los Angeles Times, Facebook, UPI, LastRealIndian.com


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11David Letterman Reveals Why He’s Retiring from ‘The Late Show’ (Video)

On Thursday night, David Letterman announced that he would be stepping down as host of 'The Late Show' sometime in 2015.

“The man who owns this network, Leslie Moonves, he and I have had a relationship for years and years and years, and... I phoned him just before the program, and I said ‘Leslie, it’s been great, you’ve been great, and the network has been great, but I’m retiring,’” said Letterman, noted the Chicago Times.

Letterman explained his reason for retiring and shared his retirement plans on tonight's show (video below).

“A year from now, I’ll be on a beach with a metal detector,” joked Letterman.

According to EOnline.com, Letterman added, "A couple of days ago, Jane, a lovely woman who does my makeup every night, and you think you got a lousy job, she says to me, ‘Dave, there's really nothing more I can do. I said, ‘OK, fair enough.'"

Sources: EOnline.com and Chicago Times


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11After Denying, James Franco Admits Hitting on Underage Girl (Video)

Actor James Franco, 35, issued a strong denial yesterday after it was reported that he tried to hook up with a 17-year-old girl via Instagram.

Franco met Lucy Clode, a teen from Scotland, backstage after his Broadway play "Of Mice and Men" this week.

Clode and Franco made a quick video; he asked her to tag him. She did, and they later spoke on Instagram.

Franco asked Clode where she was staying, if she had boyfriend, if he should rent a room, and how old she was.

Clode turned him down by saying she would not turn 18 until May.

Franco later denied the incident (which was posted all over the web) on Twitter, saying, “I'M NOT! I HOPE PARENTS KEEP THEIR TEENS AWAY FROM ME. Thank you.”

However, this morning, Franco admitted that he had hit on the underage girl during an appearance on "Live with Kelly and Michael" (video below), reports Gawker.

“I didn’t want to come on the show and just feel awkward, but I’m embarrassed, and I guess I’m just a model of how social media is tricky,” said Franco.

“It’s a way people meet each other these days. What I’ve learned, because I’m new at it, is that you don’t know who’s on the other end,” added Franco.

However, Franco has been on Twitter for two years and has an Instagram account.

“I used bad judgement and I learned my lesson,” stated Franco, "But unfortunately, in my position, I have a very good life, but, not only do I have to go through the embarrassing kind of rituals of meeting someone, sometimes, if I do that, it gets published for the world. It's doubly embarrassing."

The Daily Mail reports that Franco didn't mention that Clode was half his age or that he worked fast to try to set up an apparent sexual rendezvous in a hotel.

Kelly Ripa then assured Franco, "It happens to everybody."

In a creepy coincidence, Franco stars in a new film, "Palo Alto" (trailer below), in which he plays a soccer coach in a relationship with a teen student.

Sources: Daily Mail and Gawker


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11Did James Franco Try to Hook Up with Teen Girl on Instagram?

Actor James Franco, 35, reportedly tried to hook up with a teen fan on Instagram.

According to The Daily Dot, a Scottish girl named Lucy Clode was in New York City this week and met Franco at his Broadway play "Of Mice and Men."

After Clode made an Instagram video with him, Franco told her, "You gotta tag me."

She did and the two allegedly started sending messages, which Clode posted on Instagram and later took down, but not before screenshots were taken and posted on websites such as DListed.com and Gawker.

On Instagram, Franco reportedly asked Clode how long she is in town, where she is staying and if she has a boyfriend.

The 17-year-old girl tells him she is in town thanks to an early birthday present by her mother, who brought her.

DListed.com reports that their communication switched to text messaging.

Franco allegedly asked if he should rent a room, but Lucy turned him down, “I’ll come back when I’m 18."

Lucy later texts that her friends won't believe what happened, Franco asks her not to tell, but she does anyway.

In response to reports of the alleged attempted pick up, Franco tweeted, “I'M NOT! I HOPE PARENTS KEEP THEIR TEENS AWAY FROM ME. Thank you.”

Sources: The Daily Dot, DListed.com, Gawker, Twitter


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11Miley Cyrus Reveals Full Breast on New Single Cover Art

Miley Cyrus has come close to exposing her breasts many times.

Now, she's decided to let it all hang out, literally, on the cover art of her new single.

According Nerve.com (where her entire NSFW breast may be seen), the cover art was originally cropped (above) for Cyrus' "Adore You" remix, which stopped at number 21 on Billboard.

Idolator.com reports that the topless version somehow surfaced online, but may have been purposely leaked to help push sales of "Adore You."

In addition to revealing her breast, Cyrus appears to be holding what looks like a
marijuana cigarette as she rides a white horse.

Cyrus is also wearing a black wig in this possible tribute to "Equus," which would probably make Richard Burton turn in his grave.

Sources: Nerve.com and Idolator.com


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11Gwyneth Paltrow Complains About Her 'Difficult' Career Compared to 'Office Job'

Earlier this week, actress Gwyneth Paltrow announced that she and husband Chris Martin were separating.

In a blog post entitled "Conscious Uncoupling," Paltrow wrote, "We have always conducted our relationship privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and coparent, we will be able to continue in the same manner."

Paltrow did not define "conscious uncoupling," which raised hackles on the web.

An interview that Paltrow did with EOnline.com before she announced the separation was equally strange as she lamented her career as a wealthy actress compared to someone who works an "office job."

"I think it's different when you have an office job, because it's routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening," stated Paltrow.

"When you're shooting a movie, they're like, 'We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks,' and then you work 14 hours a day and that part of it is very difficult," added Paltrow. "I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it's not like being on set."

According to USA Today, Paltrow has never had an "office job." She is the daughter of Hollywood director Bruce Paltrow and actress Blythe Danner. Growing up, she went to private schools and has been an actress since she was 18.

Sources: Goop.com, Wikipedia, USA Today, EOnline.com


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11Donald Trump Pushes Debunked Autism-Vaccine Conspiracy Theory

Real estate mogul and TV reality star Donald Trump has made headlines in the past by suggesting President Obama is not an American citizen and by promoting a widely-debunked conspiracy theory that vaccinations can cause autism in children.

Undeterred by scientific facts, Trump once again pushed this false vaccination-autism theory on Twitter yesterday.

Trump tweeted, "Autism WAY UP - I believe in vaccinations but not massive, all at once, shots. Too much for small child to handle. Govt. should stop NOW!"

Trump also tweeted, "If I were President I would push for proper vaccinations but would not allow one time massive shots that a small child cannot take - AUTISM."

According to TalkingPointsMemo.com, Trump was likely referring to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that diagnosed cases of autism have increased by 30 percent in two years in American children.

The Associated Press reports that the CDC believes this is increase is because "doctors, teachers and parents are increasingly likely to say a child with learning and behavior problems is autistic."

There is no medical evidence that supports the vaccination-causes-autism theory, notes the CDC.

In response to Trump, CNN's Jake Tapper tweeted, "This kind of message is dangerous."

NBC New York recently reported on a measles outbreak in New York City because of a lack of vaccinations.

Sources: CNN, CDC.gov, Associated Press, Twitter, NBC New York


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11Russell Crowe Slams Critics to Promote 'Noah' Movie (Video)

The film "Noah" has come under fire from Christian critics because it radically changes the Biblical story into an environmental message.

Fox News recently reported that the movie does not include the word "God" in its dialogue.

The film's director Darron Aronofsky dropped the F-bomb at the movie's premiere last week in Mexico City and bragged how it was the "least" Biblical adaptation ever made.

In an interview with ABC News' Good Morning America" today (video below), the movie's star Russell Crowe plugged the $160 million movie by lashing out at the film's critics, whom he said were "bordering on absolute stupidity."

"We've had probably over a year now of very harsh criticism from a bunch of people who have put their name and stamp on an opinion that's not even based on the movie or seeing the movie, just an assumption of what it could be or how bad it could be or how wrong it could be in their eyes, which I think quite frankly is bordering on absolute stupidity, because now, I think, people are seeing the movie and they're realizing how respectful it is and how potent it is," said Crowe, noted The Hollywood Reporter.

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, ABC News, Fox News


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