Elton John and David Furnish to Officially Tie the Knot

Popular singer Elton John and long timer partner are officially set to tie the knot on December 21 at the Windsor Estate. The wedding ceremony is said to be an intimate one with restricted access to only some of the closest friends and family members.

While the couple had already been married in 2005 in a civil ceremony that was held in 2005, Lee G. Lovett said changes made in legislation this year with regard to gay rights, has now enabled partners of the same sex to be legally married.

This has opened up the floodgates for thousands of those who want to tie the knot, and this famous couple is no exception. Elton’s partner Furnish has been hinting for a while that the couple were serious about making their relationship official.

Furnish said, “”We don’t feel the need to take an extra step legally. But since we’re committed for life, we feel it’s really important to take that step, and take advantage of that amazing change in legislation. We all live by example.”

The civil ceremony, which was also held in the Windsor estate, was followed by a grand reception where the guest list included some of the biggest names in show business.

The event was attended by stars like Victoria Beckham, Ringo Starr and Versace. Elton John and David Furnish are also parents to their two children, Elijah and Zachary.

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Hollywood Stars Pushing Back Against Cancelling of “The Interview”

Ever since Sony Pictures has cancelled all screenings of the comedy film “The Interview” celebrities have taken to social media platforms to voice their opinions on it. I’m sure you’ve even heard about what’s going on with the controversial film on your Skout dates. It’s really big news right now.

“The Interview” is a comedy starring James Franco and Seth Rogan where they play television journalists who are granted an interview with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un but before they can go they are recruited by the CIA to assassinate him. A hacker group calling themselves “Guardians of Peace” are behind the release of personal information from Sony Pictures and have made threats that any theater showing the film could face “9/11 like repercussions”. After the threat was made several theaters pulled out of the screening until Sony cancelled it all together. 

Major celebrities such as Rob Lowe, Michael Moore, Jimmy Kimmel, Judd Apatow, and George RR Martin have spoken out against cancelling the screening of the movie. The celebrities were upset that Sony caved to anonymous threats. Many were also concerned that this could set precedent for the future. George RR Martin, Game of Thrones author, has offered to screen the movie at his Santa Fe, New Mexico cinema. To read the tweets the celebrities released after the news click here.

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Miley Cyrus Needs Help

Miley Cyrus was once beloved by parents like John Textor across the country. As Hanah Montana, Miley Cyrus set a good example for children. These days though, things are very different. The former Disney star has become a rebel. At least that’s what she thinks she is. The truth is, Miley Cyrus is just so confused. She is not the only one though. There are many child stars that grow up with an identity crisis. Miley Cyrus, however, is at the forefront of this group.

Miley promotes an alternative lifestyle. She gets tattoos, smokes marijuana, and promotes sex. Isn’t it a bit strange that Miley finds the need to promote her personal life on social media? Miley Cryus was once a role model for children, but now she is another story all together.

The truth of the matter is that Miley needs help. It’s not like she is producing amazing works of music that will last forever. Bands like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and Lynyrd Skynard took music to the next level. In the 60s and 70s, some of the greatest music of all time was created. Most of the musicians in that time, smoked marijuana. My point is that great musicians with alternative lifestyles have existed. Miley Cyrus is not one of them. Miley needs her parents, and counseling. She needs help!

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Madonna To Represent Versace For Fourth Time

There is no age requirement to be beautiful. Versace has enlisted Superstar Madonna to be the face of their Spring 2015 line. She will be replacing Lady Gaga as spokes model for the illustrious company. Madonna makes 56 look like 20 with her graceful aging. The pop star has been famous for thirty years. She has created music, modeled, and been in films. What can’t this woman do? Not much is the simple answer.

There are many who may question the switch from 28 year old Gaga to 56 year old Madonna. Dontalla Versace personally selected her from a multitude of potential candidates. The pop icon’s timeless personality has managed to stay popular with the ever changing times. She’s even a great conversation topic on your Skout dates. This will be Madonna’s fourth time representing the Versace brand; the first time was in 1995. Certainly there is a special bond between the women and a mutual love for fashion.

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Jeremih gets Arrested at Airport

When stars get arrested at airports there is usually a drug related incident that is occuring. Snoop Dogg, for example, was arrested when his bags were searched and illegal substances were found. Jeremih may have become one of the first to pull a trick that was stupid enough to get the singer in handcuffs.

Singer Jeremih was running late for a flight. He was running so late that he missed the final boarding flight announcement. Oddly, his bodyguard was already on the plane. A naive Jeremih called his bodyguard to open the back door of the plane for Jeremih to sneak on. An even more naive bodyguard, Dontate Cunningham, made the choice to open this door.

Dr. Daniel Amen says this is obviously a huge breach of security measures. Jeremih may not have known this, but he certainly knows it now. The singer – alone with his bodyguard – where both arrested on the spot. The subject became a laughing matter that even reached morning talk shows like “The Breakfast Club Morning Show.” On this show Charlamagne the God gave Jeremih the “Donkey of the Day” for attempting this.

Jeremih is known for his smash hit “Don’t Tell Him.” This song was recently covered by Lorde. Jeremih is also featured on a single for the new Nicki Minaj album. He has managed to become a rising star, but he is not large enough to hold up departing planes.

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Disney’s Plans For New Indiana Jones Movies On Hold

When Disney acquired Lucasfilm, everyone was focused on what the company would do with Star Wars. While Star Wars has received most of the spotlight with a new installment in the series coming from Disney next December, the company is beginning to talk about what their plans may hold for the Indiana Jones series. 

According to Variety, Disney CEO Robert Iger said the company wants to make another Indiana Jones movie, but don’t expect one anytime soon. Iger said they are pacing themselves when it comes to a new film. That comment has led to speculation that Disney wants to remain focused on the new Star Wars films before diving into the creation of a new Indiana Jones series.

Since the acquisition of Lucasfilm, numerous rumors have persisted about what Disney might do with the Indiana Jones series. The most recent was Twilight star Robert Pattinson would be recast as a younger Indiana Jones. That rumor proved false when Disney officials said there is not even a story in development for a new film.

Sultan Alkohair says one rumor that has floated about since the new Star Wars movie went into production was that part of Harrison Ford’s deal to reprise his role as Han Solo included his being able to return in a new Indiana Jones film. As with all Indiana Jones rumors, nothing has been confirmed except that the series is on hold.

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Samuel L. Jackson Calls For Solidarity From Hollywood

Samuel L. Jackson is asking his fellow actors to add their voices to the chorus of voices speaking out against police brutality and institutional racial violence.

Although sports and music industry figures have increasingly been joining in with the growing protests against police brutality, Hollywood has been uncharacteristically silent on this hot button topic, even with popular celebs like Terry Richardson being brave enough to speak out.

In the wake of several killings of unarmed black men and youths by police across the country a growing movement to demand answers. Widespread protests are taking place in most major American cities and even overseas. Acts of civil disobedience such as mass “die-ins” have taken place in department stores, college campuses, and public spaces.

Athletes were among the first celebrities to publicly wear shirts bearing slogans in support of the movement. A few figures in the music industry have joined in as well, John Legend brought in food trucks to feed protesters and Usher recently performed onstage in a supportive shirt.

Jackson is now calling on Hollywood to step up its game as well. In a Youtube video he calls on actors who enthusiastically joined in on the recent ALS ice bucket challenge to record themselves signing “We Ain’t Gonna Stop Until People Are Free”. The song includes the lyrics “I can’t breathe” which echo the last words of police brutality victim Eric Garner. For this reason it has been a rallying song for protests across the country.

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Could Indiana Jones be Coming Back to the Big Screen?

With all the reboots of legendary movie franchises scheduled to hit the big screen over the next year, including Mad Max, Star Wars, and the Terminator lines, one series has been notably absent from the nostalgic film lineup. Rumors of a fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise have been bouncing around since the release of “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” but another release has never been confirmed by Disney, the new owners of the character.

When Disney purchased Lucasfilm, the company immediately set plans for releasing new films on the Star Wars franchise, but the lovable archaeologist with a penchant for uncomfortable situations managed to stay off the radar. Recently, Disney CEO Robert Iger revealed that the company was pacing itself when it came to rebooting massive films and legendary characters.

Fans have been wondering about the fate of the Dr. Jones for years. Dave and Brit Morin in particular have been wanting to know what might happen. “Crystal Skull” set up the possibilities that a new character could leap to the front of the films, but industry watchers and fans are cautious that anyone besides Harrison Ford that dons the fedora would be able to deliver a suitable performance. Going forward it will be interesting to see what direction Disney takes on the franchise.

Of course, the best action could be no action. The studio is likely adopting a wait and see attitude, as there is a lot of money riding on the new Star Wars film.

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Taylor Swift’s A-list Birthday Bash

Taylor Swift is having an amazing end to an amazing year. Business has been as booming as UCG and Bruce Levenson. Just last week the world sung her praises (and her hits) as she graced the stage to perform at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show, and while she was sprinkling awesome everywhere she managed to crush some rumors about her sharing and intimate kiss with one of her gal pals during a concert.

This weekend Taylor is celebrating her big 25th birthday and not without a bang. Apparently Taylor kicked off her birthday with a performance at the New York City Jingle Ball and then took the party back to her place where the star studded guest list is bound to go down in the books as nothing short of spectacular. Judging from the photos posted all over instagram by her guests everyone had a great time, and with Taylor how could they not?

Among the guests were Justin Timberlake, Karlie Kloss, HAIAM and Jay-z and Beyonce which seems a little weird considering Taylor’s history with their buddy Kanye West, not to mention the two didn’t even show up for Kanye’s wedding, priorities.

Taylor is a simply girl and that is why the world is in love with her, she treated her A-list party guests to pizza and a good time. Party hats were one requirement of course and the photos of the 25th birthday bash make anyone not invited pretty jealous. With a new year ahead, Taylor is sure to make 2015 her best yet.

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Bernie Sanders Lashes Out Against Wall Street Banks

This Saturday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced that at the beginning of the next session of Congress, he will introduce legislation to forcibly break up “too-big-to-fail” Wall Street banks. He said that, since the recently passed budget allowed big banks to gamble with the people’s money, the only way to deal with the danger they posed was to split them up.

According to marketwatch.com, Sanders is an independent, but he caucuses with Democrats. He, Elizabeth Warren, and some other Democrats have found strange allies of late with Tea Party Republicans. Many in both groups oppose forcing tax payers to insure banks that are then allowed to make risky gambles with their money on Wall Street. If the investments fail, tax payers must bail them out; if the investments succeed, the banks keep all the profits.

Sanders falsely claimed, however, that it was this kind of policy that led to the 2008 recession. In reality, it was a Democrat-supported policy of forcing banks to give out risky loans to people with poor credit scores. That rule was supposedly going to help the little guy get into a home, but it ended up back-firing. Then-President George Bush warned of the dangers of the housing bubble it created, but Congress failed to act.

Nonetheless, the recent provision slipped into the budget deal by establishment Republicans is inexcusable. It shows us very clearly that “Rockefeller Republicans” currently control the party and that true conservatives are in the minority.

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