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BLIND FATE
Lauren Conrad Ties the Knot

After years of MTV viewers watching Lauren Conrad trying to find love on Laguna Beach and The Hills, she finally married ‘the one.’ The former reality star married her fiancé William Tell in an intimate ceremony with close family and friends in attendance on Saturday September 13th in California.

After their nuptials the couple released a statement to Us Weekly, “What a perfect way to start our lives together; surrounded by the people we love the most.”

Conrad’s nine bridesmaids, including former co-star Lo Bosworth, wore dresses from the fashion designer’s very own Paper Crown bridesmaid collection. Conrad recently explained to Martha Stewart Weddings that she let her bridesmaids help pick out what they wore for the wedding. “I sent them all the different shapes and let them pick from two colors. I don't mind if there are a few girls in the same dress, or if people are all in different ones. It's too difficult to take a group of girls and put them in the same color and silhouette; everyone has their own style,” Conrad said.

SILVER SCREEN
Katie Holmes to Make Directorial Debut

Katie Holmes is taking a seat in the director’s chair for her latest film project. The actress will be making her directorial debut for an adaptation of the Annie Weatherwax novel All We Had.

The Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone will be writing the adaptation of the book for the big screen which is about a mother-daughter relationship as they deal with living in poverty. Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal will be producing the film alongside Holmes who will also be starring in it as well.

The actress released a statement about her directorial debut, “I am very excited and honored to be collaborating with Jane and Josh on this project and so look forward to bringing Annie's incredible characters to screen.”

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Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader Take on Dramatic Roles in 'The Skeleton Twins'


Saturday Night Live alums Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader star in The Skeleton Twins as twins who become estranged after their father’s death but end up reconnecting as adults after life changing events bring them together.

Even though they are living two different lives on opposite ends of the country, Maggie (Wiig) gets a call that her brother Milo (Hader) had tried to commit suicide after trying to cope with a recent break up with his boyfriend. Coincidentally, as Maggie is talking on the phone with the hospital she is holding a bunch of pills in her hand about to commit suicide as well. After getting the news, Maggie goes to be with Milo even though he wants to nothing to do with her once she arrives.

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All the Incredible Looking Movies Coming Out This Season

With the fall on its way and the weather getting colder, it's always good to keep your eye on a few movies that are looking to make some waves at the box office. Here is your guide to 5 movies that should be on your list this fall.

1) No Good Deed - Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson

Somewhat of a boiler plate storyline (stranger invades home, terrorizes family, etc.) this one made the list because seeing Idris Elba (The Wire, The Office, Luther) play the antagonist again has to be so gratifying. The anticipation of his performance alone makes this an intriguing pick. Due out: September 12th

TV TALK
Fall’s Best Bets: The Most Anticipated New Shows

Every fall a whole batch of new comedies and dramas premiere. Some are better than others, and only a few will make it onto the must-see lists and became watercooler fodder. Who wants to be out of the TV loop? No one! So here’s a handy list of the falls most anticipated new series that you need to be watching.

  1. Gotham (Fox): Undeniably the most buzzed-about new show of the fall TV season, Gotham is a new take on an old classic. The show follows Detective Jim Gordon before his ascent to commissioner, when Bruce Wayne was nothing more than a young, newly orphaned boy. Starring Ben McKenzie (The O.C., Southland) as Gordon the drama is can’t-miss television. It’s even inked an unprecedented deal with Netflix, granting them streaming rights after the first season ends despite the show not having aired or found an audience yet. That’s what I call a vote of confidence. Gotham premieres on FOX September 22nd at 8 pm.





  2. Gracepoint (Fox): Adapted from the U.K. series Broadchurch, this 10-part ‘event series’ follows two detectives investigating a young boys death. The series stars Doctor Who’s David Tennant and Anna Gunn, of Breaking Bad fame. The cast enough is a major selling point, but given how fantastic the source material is there’s a good chance this is going to be network TV’s very own “prestige drama.” Gracepoint premieres on Fox October 2nd at 9pm.










  3. The Affair (Showtime): Hello Pacey Witter! Joshua Jackson is back on TV in a complex new Showtime drama. The Affair explores the implications of an affair for all involved. Rounding out the cast is Maura Tierney, Dominic West, and Ruth Wilson – so, really, how can you not watch with a cast that superb? The shows pilot episode is already getting glowing reviews so make sure to tune in on October 19 at 10pm.






  4. Jane the Virgin (The CW): This CW dramedy boasts the most absurd, and likely the most original, premise of all the fall pilots. Jane (Gina Rodriguez) is a, duh, virgin who has been pushed to abstain from sex until marriage – but that doesn’t help her from getting pregnant. Jane ends up artificially inseminated after a mix-up at the doctor’s office. Oops? The pilot is already a critical darling, appearing on many must-see lists – so make sure you check this one out. Jane the Virgin premieres on The CW October 13th at 9pm.


  5. Marry Me (NBC): Two of comedies finest character actors have come together for this take on modern marriage that is falls must-see comedy. The show follows Annie (Casey Wilson) and Jake (Ken Marino) as they traverse the trials and tribulations of getting to the “I do.” Marino and Wilson are both stars on the rise, and this may be the project that launches them into household names. Marry Me premieres on NBC October 14th at 9pm.
TV TALK
Now streaming: New TV Pilots for Your Viewing Pleasure

Fall is arguably the best time of the year. The leaves change, everything tastes like pumpkin, and TV watchers are served up a whole new batch of shows for their viewing pleasure. Waiting for those new shows can be tortuous – especially those hotly anticipated ones. So to ease those impatient minds here’s a few of the new fall pilots that are already streaming ahead of air date.

  1. Selfie is a self-described “modern re-telling” of My Fair Lady that follows internet celeb and social media-addict Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan) as she tries to forge real, human connections. If you can make your way past the cringe-worthy title you’ll find a show with charming characters, plenty of laughs, and a whole lot of potential. Check it out on the ABC.go.com website. Selfie officially premieres on ABC on September 30th.



  2. If you’re a romantic comedy buff with a serious love for (500) Days of Summer, then A to Z is about to be your new favorite show. Starring Cristin Milioti (the titular ‘mother’ on How I Met Your Mother) and Ben Feldman (Mad Mens’ Michael Ginsberg) the show follows the beginning, middle, and eventual end of a relationship between Andrew and Zelda (get it? A to Z?). While the premise gives way to more than a few hokey, cliché moments the show also has real heart and humor. Plus, who knew that under all period-appropriate Mad Men outfits and bushy facial hair that Ben Feldman was a total hunk? Check this one out at NBC.com. A to Z officially premieres on NBC on October 2nd.


  3. This new drama follows Dr. Henry Morgan (Ioan Guffund), a brilliant medical examiner who has a slight problem – he can’t die. Morgan studies the dead in an attempt to understand his own mortality, or lack thereof. This Sherlock Holmes-esque show is a good old fashioned procedural about a two partners (Alana De La Garza rounding out the other half of this partnership) to investigate deaths. Oh, and one of them is an immortal who is always naked when he’s resurrected. Check this one out over at ABC.go.com. Forever officially premieres September 23rd on ABC.

  4. Bonus: an Amazon pilot! Amazon.com has released a new batch of comedy and drama pilots online as a part of their ongoing foray into original programming. One of the most promising of the five pilots is Red Oaks, a 1980s set coming-of-age tale. The show follows David Myers (Craig Roberts) as he traverses through the summer before he has to return to college and decide what to do with the rest of his life. It’s relentlessly funny and even stars ‘80s darling Jennifer Grey. You can stream this one over at Amazon.com.
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#TBT: Commercials We Will Never Forget

Wonderball


Before they were banned for saftey reasons, the Wonderball changed the candy game. Candy, with more candy inside? It was unfathomable.

BLIND FATE
Taylor Swift Talks About Feud with Katy Perry

Although Taylor Swift looks quite a little bit sexier than we are used to on the latest issue of Rolling Stone, its the accompanying interview that has people talking. When talking about her song “Bad Blood” off her upcoming album 1989, Swift stated that the song isn’t about one of her many ex-boyfriends but an enemy.

The singer told the magazine, “For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not. She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, ‘Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?’'

INDUSTRY NEWS
Fashion Rocks Concert Celebrates Music And Fashion

As New York Fashion Week comes to a close, fashion and music joined forces for the annual Fashion Rocks concert. This year’s charity fundraiser event showcased the latest fashion trends as Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Rita Ora, and other musical acts performed at Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center.

Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj proved the night was all about the booty. Jennifer performed her new single “Booty” in a sparkling silver Versace mini dress, which of course emphasized her own infamous booty. The 45-year-old and mother of two proved she still got it as she sang and danced across the stage. She promised a "bootyful" performance and it earned her the longest applause and loudest cheers of the night.

TV TALK
Rosie Perez, Nicolle Wallace join 'The View'


After Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy were let go from The View this summer, there were some seats left to fill before the talk show’s new season starts.

Also with Barbara Walters retirement in May, the only panelist left on the daytime talk show was Whoopi Goldberg. In July though it was announced that Rosie O’Donnell would be returning to the show. She previously co-hosted the show for one year before leaving in 2007.

This week it was announced that actress Rosie Perez and former President George W. Bush’s communications director Nicolle Wallace will be joining the talk show for its upcoming eighteenth season.

INDUSTRY NEWS
Joan Rivers Dies at the Age of 81

Joan Rivers, iconic actress, talk show host, and comedian, died today. She was 81 years old. She had been in a medically induced coma as a result of complications from surgery on her vocal cords.

To this day, Ms. Rivers is one of the most famous and successful comedians that has ever lived. Her career as a stand-up comedian launched, as so many did, off Johnny Carson’s couch on the Tonight Show, where she first appeared in 1965. She was such a hit on the Tonight Show that she became the first permanent guest host, and by 1972 she was the highest-paid entertainer in Vegas.