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Life of Crime is a Great Retro Caper — Minus the Caper

Life of Crime is a film about a group of small-time criminals who kidnap a wealthy businessman’s wife for ransom. The stellar cast, decked out in their best 70’s drag, goes through the plot less like it’s a gritty caper than a hangout sitcom. It’s a slow, gentle journey, heavy on clever conversation and plots that unfold away from one another, rather than converging in a single climax.

The movie stars Jennifer Aniston, who is capitalizing on her “good woman done wrong” image to play the put-upon wife who gets kidnapped, divorced, and left for dead in the course of a week. It’s an interesting role, but Aniston is a bit of a cipher, walking through her kidnapping with more melancholy than terror. The idea of the psychically dissatisfied housewife having to confront her shambles of a marriage in the middle of a life-threatening trauma is an interesting one, but the film never grapples with it seriously, and leaves her transformation as background to the more outsized characters.

Mini 'Friends' Reunion on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

While on appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote her new film Life of Crime, Jennifer Aniston found out what a big Friends fan Kimmel was. So much so that he even wrote some of his own fan fiction that he wanted to perform with the actress which included a huge surprise for the audience.

“I wrote myself into it as Ross. I was wondering if you would do a scene from it with me?” Kimmel said to Aniston. After seeming a little reluctant to participate, Kimmel revealed an exact replica of Monica’s kitchen from the show to which Kimmel joked, “I actually spent $80,000 making it.”

Brangelina Married

After a nine year relationship, and a two year engagement, Angeline and Brad have finally tied the knot. The Pitts held their ceremony in the beautiful country of France. In the Château Miraval in the village of Correns, the nuptials were accompanied by their six children as they said their heartfelt vows to one another.

With such busy schedules and a constantly distant relationship, it has been hard for the two to take this long overdue leap into matrimony. With only their family and close friends in attendence, the two happily shared this precious moment with those who truly mattered. The intimate ceremony was somehow kept a secret from the public as it was just announced today, almost a week later.

The couple has plans to star in another movie together, as well as a few independent projects of their own. They show no sign of slowing down and we wish them the best in their marriage.

Tiesto, Erick Morillo and DJ Snake Spotted at MARQUEE Nightclub & Dayclub in Las Vegas

You know Monday nights are hot when DJs Tiesto, Erick Morillo and DJ Snake show up to hangout in the booth on their off-nights! Such was the scene at Carnage's hugely popular "Carnage Mondays in Black and White" party at MARQUEE Nightclub & Dayclub in Las Vegas earlier this week. What could possibly be a better endorsement of your party-rockin' skillz?! Follow @marqueeLV, @EmilyEmilyTan, @DJCarnage!

Chelsea Handler Says F-you to Late Night

Love her or hate her, late night TV’s outspoken talk show host, Chelsea Handler, is finally bidding E! audiences farewell after seven years of witty repartee and comical celebrity interviews (we’ll never forget this crude faceoff between Handler and Russell Brand or J-Law’s self-deprecating convo). Die hard fans can rest assured, though – the snarky comedian will be making a splash on Netflix, with a new bag of tricks up her sleeves (what we really want to know is whether Chuy will be staying along for the ride. We can’t get enough of this ROFL-worthy “little nugget”).

Pretty Little Liars: Season 5 Summer Finale Recap

Fans have known for a while that the summer season finale of PLL would also bring the death of another character. The episode begins with Ezra, Aria, Hanna, and Emily standing outside a roped off house where a murder has just taken place. Suddenly, their phones buzz in unison with a text from A, "It's all your fault."

We then go back 36 hours earlier to where Alison is at the police station, where she has willingly decided to give a lie detector test. Spencer, Aria, Hanna, and Emily panic when they find out the news that Ali has decided to go to the police station and head over to Mona's house where they ask for her help to find out what Ali has told the cops. Mona refuses because she's scared of what Ali might do to her if she found out Mona was helping the girls.

Natasha Lyonne, Fred Armisen Spotted Together at Netflix After Party

It seems that two of this years Emmy nominees may be Hollywood’s newest couple. Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen were spotted together at Netflix’s post Emmy’s bash at the Chateau Marmont.

The 2014 Emmys: Award Show Highlights

And the winners are...

Drama series
WINNER: Breaking Bad, AMC
Downton Abbey, PBS
Game of Thrones, HBO
House of Cards, Netflix
Mad Men, AMC
True Detective, HBO
* Robert Bianco and 38% of Take Your Pick voters correctly predicted Breaking Bad

Comedy series
WINNER/Bianco Prediction: Modern Family, ABC
Take Your Pick prediction with 37% of vote: The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Louie, FX
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Veep (HBO)

Ladies of London Cast Member Noelle Reno Hits Up the Hamptons!

Noelle Reno, who is a cast member on the very popular show Ladies of London decided to take her jewelry line, LuLu Estate Jewelry across the pond!

The trunk show took place at the very popular shopping venue, Blue & Cream, where she showcased some of her most popular pieces.

Over the weekend, Reno was also spotted at the Bridgehampton Polo and the Hamptons Classic adorned in Lulu's Estate.

Want to find out where you can purchase this fab jewelry? Check out the website!

MTV Video Music Award Hookups

Have you recovered from Beyonce’s jaw-dropping performance of her entire album? The 17-minute medley will surely become an iconic VMA moment. However, Bey’s daughter, Blue Ivy, stole the entire show. Her *** Flawless dance moves and cheering “Yay mommy” into the mic was too adorable. She also helped her parents squash all the divorce rumors as the three seemingly looked like a happy family.

There were a few other hook-ups at the VMAs last night. Ireland Baldwin arrived hand-in-hand with rapper girlfriend, Angel Haze. The two have has a rocky relationship. Rumors of a split were sparked a by a few cryptic tweets.

If We Had to Cast Our Favorite Disney Classics for a Live Action Film, It Would Look Like This

Both Disney and Warner Bros. is putting together a live-action adaptation of the classic story, The Jungle Book, with such names as Bill Murray, Chistopher Walken, and Scarlett Johanssen attached to the former and Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis, and Christian Bale on board for the latter. We're so excited by this prospect that we whipped up our ideal casts for our other favorite Disney animated gems. Here are our picks for seven iconic Disney princesses, along with their love interests and central villains.

1. Snow White

For the princess Snow White herself, our pick is Mia Wasikowska. This rising star has an ethereal beauty like someone a step out of time, and that innocent elegance makes her the perfect pick.

The evil Queen Grimhilde is one of the all-time greatest Disney villains, with fierce eyebrow game and a real ego problem. While our top picks, Joan Crawford and Divine, have been taken out of the running by the travesty of time, Eva Green can bring her fabulously terrifying glam to the role.

Of all the princesses' romantic interests, the O.G. The Prince might have the least to do. This role primarily involves being pretty and standing there. That's right in Ashton Kutcher's wheelhouse.