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Mumford & Sons booted from Atlanta strip club, report says

Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013 @ 1:34 PM
Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013 @ 1:34 PM

It doesn’t take much to get booted from the Clermont Lounge.

If memory serves, I was once asked to leave for telling Blondie the truth about poetry.

Mumford & Sons, perhaps the most reviled successful band in the world, was ejected from the Ponce strip club Tuesday night, according to TMZ. There’s even a grainy non-action video.

Anonymous “strip club sources” say things went awry for the British folk pop act when — after performing hours earlier at Centennial Park – singer Ben Lovett took to the lounge’s karaoke stage and began singing the songs he should be tired of already.

His bandmates whipped out their cellphones and began shooting video, which is pretty much a no-no in any strip club I have woken up in.

The mood really turned sour when the DJ turned down the music and told everyone to put their phones away. This allegedly “ruined” Lovett’s performance and the band began cussing out the strip club staff.

They were in such a hurry to get out of there that someone tripped over a banjo and accidentally wrote the next Mumford & Sons album, according to some reports.

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander wed in secret ceremony

Published: Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 6:26 PM

Reports say actors Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander got married in a private ceremony over the weekend.
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Reports say actors Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander got married in a private ceremony over the weekend.(Andreas Rentz/Getty Images/Getty Images)

Congratulations are in order for actors Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander.

People reported that the couple secretly tied the knot over the weekend in a super secret ceremony in Ibiza. Rumors of marriage started swirling after the couple was spotted with what looked like wedding bands on their ring fingers in photos obtained by The Daily Mail.

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Vikander, 29, and Fassbender, 40, were spotted hanging with pals on the Spanish island ahead of the nuptials on Friday and according to E! News, a professional photographer was onsite to take photos of the couple and the guests. Vikander was seen wearing a flowing white dress as she soaked in the sun.

The two worked in remote locations between Australia and New Zealand for the film.

“I knew that Michael was attached to play Tom, and I think he’s one of the most brilliant actors out there,” Vikander told reporters at the Venice Film Festival last year.

Lasy year, Fassbender confirmed on “Good Morning America” that he and Vikander were seeing each other since meeting on the movie set in 2014.

“(W)e met on that job and have been seeing each other since,” he said.

‘Titanic’ actress Kate Winslet says there’s one character she’d play again

Published: Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 5:42 PM

Actress Kate Winslet attended the UK premiere of
Actress Kate Winslet attended the UK premiere of "A Little Chaos" on April 13, 2015 in London, England. (Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Actress Kate Winslet has played many impressive roles through her long career, but there is one character that she would love to go back and play again.

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The actress told Entertainment Weekly that if were up to her, she would go back and play Clementine from her 2004 film “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” in which she starred alongside Jim Carrey.

Winslet said:

“Actually, she’s one I’d love to play again, because it was just so much fun. And the possibilities for the hair colors were just endless. Wouldn’t you like to see Clementine as a 42-year-old woman? I’d love to know what happened to her. I love the idea that she just let herself get really fat and just totally let go of her hangups about her body and just indulged in everything that made her feel happy. And more hair colors and more crazy clothes! I just think that could’ve been fun.”

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Winslet also revealed that she hardly ever goes back and watches any of her performances after doing a movie. She said a few years ago, she sat down with her daughter and director Peter Jackson to watch “Heavenly Creatures,” Winslet’s first movie.

“Peter kept turning to me and saying, ‘You know, this is a bloody good film! This is really a bloody good film we made! I mean, bloody hell! When you think about some of the (expletive) that’s out there, Christ! This is a really good film!’” Winslet said.

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“I was like, ‘Calm down, Pete, calm down!’ And I think he had a moment of allowing himself, beyond ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit,’ to just be very, very proud of a film he’d made, this tiny film that we’d made 25 years ago,” she added.

George Clooney denies anything to do with ‘ER” sexual harassment cover-up

Published: Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 11:17 AM

George Clooney Responds To Allegations He Helped “Blacklist” Vanessa Marquez

George Clooney is categorically denying reports that he played a role in the blacklisting his former “ER” costar Vanessa Marquez for speaking out about harassment, according to US Weekly.

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“I had no idea Vanessa was blacklisted,” Clooney said. “I take her at her word. I was not a writer or a producer or a director on that show. I had nothing to do with casting. I was an actor and only an actor. If she was told I was involved in any decision about her career, then she was lied to. The fact that I couldn’t affect her career is only surpassed by the fact that I wouldn’t.”

Marquez, who played Nurse Wendy Goldman on the NBC medical drama, tweeted that Clooney “helped blacklist me when I spoke up about harassment on ER.”

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In other tweets, the Mexican-American actress says other “ER” cast members and producers made sexist and/or racist comments. She says that after speaking out, she was blacklisted by producers and network executives.

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Clooney’s denial comes just a few days after he spoke out about the allegations of sexual misconduct made against his long-time associate Harvey Weinstein.

Pussycat Dolls were a front for ‘prostitution ring,’ former member alleges 

Published: Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 11:38 AM

Kaya Jones, Former Pussycat Dolls Members, Alleges Group was a Front for ‘Prostitution Ring’

A former member of the popular girl group and dance ensemble   Pussycat Dolls, Kaya Jones, is claiming that members of the pop music hit-makers were a part of a “prostitution ring.”

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“My truth. I wasn’t in a girl group. I was in a prostitution ring,” Jones said in a post on Twitter.

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“Oh and we happened to sing and be famous. While everyone who owned us made the money,” she said.

Singer Kaya Jones and former Pussycat Dolls member arrives at the 2016 City Gala Fundraiser at The Playboy Mansion on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Jennifer Lourie/FilmMagic)

How bad was it? People ask—bad enough that I walked away from my dreams, my bandmates and a 13 million dollar record deal. We knew we were going to be #1.”

Jones also referenced a “den mother” but stopped short of naming names, writing, “I want the den mother from hell to confess why another 1 of her girl group girls committed suicide? Tell the public how you mentally broke us,” Jones said.

There has been no confirmation of who Jones was referencing, but reports suggest that Jones was talking about G.R.L. singer Simone Battle, who killed herself in 2014, according to E! Online.

She continued her accusations, saying, “To be a part of the team you must be a team player. Meaning sleep with whoever they say. If you don’t, they have nothing on you to leverage…Yes I said leverage. Meaning after they turn you out or get you hooked on drugs they use it against you. Correct. Victimizing the victim again.”

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The Pussycat Dolls, including lead singer Nicole Scherzinger, have not responded to Jones’ allegations.