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Dennis Rodman at Millions of Milkshakes

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NBA superstar, Dennis Rodman, creates his signature shake at Millions of Milkshakes in Westfield Culver City Mall.

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Nicki Minaj Is A ‘Great Artist,’ Britney Spears Says

‘I think she has a distinct sound when she raps,’ Spears says of Femme Fatale Tour opening act. By Christina Garibaldi Britney Spears Photo: MTV News When the news that Britney Spears was taking MC Nicki Minaj on the road with her hit, fans — and Brit herself — couldn’t have been more excited. The Femme Fatale Tour is now in full swing, with both women bringing their A-game to each performance. And along the way, it seems as if these two have sparked a friendship. “I think she’s great,” Spears told MTV News of Minaj. “She’s a great artist in every way and I’m really happy for her.” Minaj, who is nominated for three Video Music Awards , brings her own flair to the girl-power tour, adding her eccentric style, her fiery wigs and, of course, her signature beats. “I think she has a distinct sound when she raps,” Spears said. “It really stands out and sets her apart from everyone else. I’m happy she’s able to be on tour with me because that’s just amazing.” Last month, we caught up with Minaj just before she hit the road with the pop veteran, and she was ready to take that distinct sound to a whole new fanbase. “I’m just trying to put more theater on that stage. So much to me is music, but it’s also about putting on a show, so that’s my goal: to truly put on a show and incorporate theater and dance,” Minaj said. And if you’re lucky, you might just catch Spears and Minaj team up for a special performance of the remix for “Till the World Ends.” “At the end of the show, the last song she comes on every once in awhile,” Spears said of Minaj joining her onstage. “Not every show, but it’s usually special when she does it.” Will you see Britney and Nicki on tour this summer? Let us know in the comments. Related Videos Britney Spears: I Am The Femme Fatale Related Artists Nicki Minaj Britney Spears

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Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried Explain What Happens ‘In Time’

What if ‘we had the potential to live forever and we looked 25 forever?’ Timberlake explained of the movie’s plot. By Jocelyn Vena, with reporting by Josh Horowitz Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried in “In Time” Photo: Twentieth Century Fox Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried have done what every person in Hollywood strives to do: stop the aging process. In their new sci-fi flick “In Time,” directed by Andrew Niccol, the actors’ characters shake up their futuristic society, where the upper crust can buy or sell the most important thing the future has to offer: time itself. “We’re all mortals and the human race needs to be structured in a way where there’s no overpopulation,” Seyfried told MTV News on Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con . “And we all have body clocks and when we turn 25, you stop aging, basically, and it turns off [and] then you look 25 forever. You can be however old; you can live forever if you have a lot of time.” For Timberlake’s character, Will Salas, his time is nearly up when he’s gifted with more time by a wealthy older man. The elite, played by Cillian Murphy and Vincent Kartheiser, aren’t too keen on this, and eventually, Salas kidnaps Kartheiser’s daughter (Seyfried) and they go on the lam. Why is he so frantic to try to beat the clock? “If you run out of time, you have a heart attack and you’re dead immediately,” Seyfried explained. “It’s cut-and-dry, black and white. There’s the rich, there’s the poor. It reflects a lot on our actual, real society.” Niccol has put his signature seriously satiric stamp on the ideas of aging, something that really appealed to Timberlake. “That’s something that I love that Andrew does. You take a concept like the fountain of youth, something we all seem to be obsessed with, and what would happen if we actually got it? If we had the potential to live forever and we looked 25 forever?” he said. The film features a bevy of good-looking people including Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer and Olivia Wilde, to name a few, making filming quite an interesting process that came with this note: “Everyone may look the same age, but not everyone is playing the same age.” “All the actors in this film look the same age, but Matt Bomer, for instance, plays a character that’s 105,” Timberlake explained. “And so it really is a visual trip to watch.” Check out everything we’ve got on “In Time.” For breaking news, celebrity columns, humor and more — updated around the clock — visit MTVMoviesBlog.com . Related Videos MTV News’ Comic-Con Takeover With Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried And Jon Favreau Related Artists Justin Timberlake

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Yao Ming retirement

The 30-year-old Houston Rockets centre, who became the NBA#39;s first superstar player from Asia, started his NBA career as the top draft pick in 2002. His selection was met with scepticism about whether the signature product of China#39;s massive state sports system would ever earn the affection of the league#39;s fans. Basketball star Yao Ming announced his retirement on Wednesday after a trail-blazing career that made him China#39;s best-known athlete abroad and helped spur the game#39;s gl

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Kanye West Lights Up Superdome At Essence Fest

Yeezy performs a bombastic headlining set on Saturday in New Orleans. By Rebecca Thomas Kanye West performs at the 2011 Essence Fest on Saturday Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Early on in Kanye West ‘s headlining set at the 2011 Essence Music Festival on Saturday Night, the Chicago MC stood on a raised platform suspended high above the cheering crowd. As he spit “Dark Fantasy,” the hook “Can we get much higher?” seemed a particularly apt way to describe not only his literal skyward stance at the New Orleans Superdome , but also what was to come that night. Yeezy was already knee-deep into career-defining classics like “Jesus Walks” “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” and “Diamonds are Forever,” when he told the elated NOLA fest he was “just getting started.” Rocking a white blazer, topped by a thick tangle of gold chains, and a pair of jeans and sneakers, the 34-year-old rapper bounded across the stage like a hyperactive teen, but there was no mistaking that West is a megastar, the “college dropout” who has more than made G.O.O.D. on his childhood dreams. As a small army of classical dancers — dressed in a variation of the phoenix costume worn by Selita Ebanks’ bird in West’s short film “Runaway” — flanked him, Kanye launched into a bombastic rendition of “Power”; “Devil in a New Dress” and “Hell of a Life” followed as ‘Ye tucked into singles and cuts from last year’s platinum-plus opus My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Performing to a massive audience that came to its feet (and stayed there all night) to the strains of ‘Ye and Jay-Z’s “H.A.M.,” the Chi-town MC with a Nas flow touched on his recent scandals, explaining that he stopped granting press interviews after taking lashings from media and bloggers. But he wasn’t all rebellious rapper: He danced, sang along and laughed his way through an old-school medley of personally influential music, and the playlist jumped from Al Green to ’90s soul groups like Jodeci and Shai. And West also emphasized that he knew who had held him down when, as he laughed, he “had a little too much too drink” before storming the MTV VMA stage back in 2009. Yeezy repeatedly thanked the predominantly African-American crowd for standing by him before going on to a stirring, church-tinged rendition of “Gold Digger.” The songs felt big and anthemic; the stage and stands, for instance, were bathed in lights and lasers for “All of the Lights” and “Stronger,” respectively. As he bounced back and forth between hits from his discography, including his College Dropout debut and his introspective, Auto-Tuned 808s & Heartbreak, the weight of West’s musical success was apparent. If there is a handbook for how to headline an expansive show, West should write it. Concertgoers appeared awestruck at the sheer spectacle and scale of the show, mouths gaping when they weren’t shouting lyrics back at the energetic MC. For the finale “Act 3″ (a title card projected onto oversize screens flashed the show’s three-part progression), a billowing white tent was spread across the stage. In cocoon-like fashion, the dancers re-emerged in black tutus; West clad in his signature red suit. As the rapper knocked out the mournful, tinkling opener of “Runaway” on his MPC machine, the ballerinas circled and Pusha T turned up for his verse. Still, as large and loud as the show felt, Yeezy’s closing was as subtle. After rapping a heartfelt “Hey Mama” on his knees, with a nod to his late mother, Donda West , the star and his band, dancers and DJ took a ballet-company-style bow and walked offstage as the stadium lights went up. Related Artists Kanye West

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Jay-Z And Beyonce Say Au Revoir! [PHOTOS]

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Beyonce and Jay-Z were spotted at the Charles De Gaulle airport in France. The power couple were on their way home from doing performances, interviews and CD promotions. Bey looked fab in a pink, white and purple number and black Louboutins. Jay looked amazing as always in his signature Yankee fitted hate with a casual black and white outfit. Is there a day these two never look fly? We welcome you back to the states Bey and Jay. Beyonce will be back in NYC to be on Good Morning America Friday and Macy’s 4th of July Spectacular on Monday. Let me know what you think of Jay and Bey’s looks. Check out pics of the power couple here: For more stories on the two, look here: Beyonce Serves Up A Star-Studded Secret Album Launch Show [VIDEO] Beyonce Makes History At UK Glastonbury Festival [VIDEOS & PHOTOS] Jay-Z Goes Nerdy For UJA Luncheon [PHOTOS]

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Bruno Mars Fans Brave Rain For ‘Today’ Performance

Mars performed ‘Lazy Song,’ ‘Just the Way You Are’ and more at ‘Today’ show performance in Rockefeller Center. By Danielle Genet Bruno Mars performs on “Today” on Friday Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images NEW YORK — Rainy, misty weather did not stop Bruno Mars “hooligans” from attending his concert at the Plaza at Rockefeller Center early Friday morning (June 24) for the “Today” show. Fans came from all around the country, some even camping out since 10 p.m. the previous night, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Grammy Award winner. Mars didn’t disappoint, performing his hits “The Lazy Song,” “Runaway Baby” and “Just the Way You Are” off of his debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans. “He’s an amazing singer, performer. [His Grammy win] makes me like him even more,” fan Kathy Ramos, who had been waiting since 1 a.m., said. Fans created hundreds of homemade signs hoping to catch Mars’ eye. Megan Carroll and Kayla Dee, both 16, lined up late Thursday night and were excited to see Mars perform. “We love him. We saw him a month ago and we needed to go again. The rain’s annoying, but it’s definitely worth it,” Carroll said. Munzath Ashraf and Sundus Arain, both 18, arrived around 4 a.m. for the show. “We love Bruno Mars and we want to make sure we get in,” Ashraf said. More than 2,000 fans arrived early this morning, surprising local police and even host Ann Curry, who proclaimed this concert was the “biggest crowd of the year” for the “Today” show concert series. The line to get inside the barricades wrapped around at least three blocks. But the limited space and the massive crowd left many fans unable to see the show. Even fans who had waited for hours weren’t able to get inside the barricade. Both Ashraf and Arain ended up leaving even before they saw Mars. “We are really disappointed. The stage was just too low to the ground and people were crying and trying to jump on our shoulders,” Ashraf explained. Mars hit the stage sleekly dressed in a black Dolce & Gabbana suit with a hot pink shirt and black tie along with dark shades, but without his signature short-brimmed fedora hat. The singer started his set with “The Lazy Song,” which really got the crowd amped. After his first song, Matt Lauer and Mars talked for a few minutes and commented on how much larger the crowd was today as compared to his last appearance on the show eight months ago. Mars, who continues to gain notoriety and success as a solo artist, told Lauer, “They’re making signs for me. I’m just happy I’m here. I really got lucky.” When asked if he plans to keep writing for other artists (Mars has previously written for Cee-Lo Green, B.o.B and Travie McCoy), Mars joked, “Absolutely not. I’m done,” and then added “Of course.” For his next song, Mars sang “Runaway Baby” and playfully danced along with his band. To close the set, Mars sang a jazzy rendition of “Just the Way You Are,” with the whole crowd singing along. And as if on cue, the rain really started to come as soon as Mars ended his set. Related Artists Bruno Mars

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Sade Keeps It Super Smooth On NY Tour Stop

‘Soldier of Love’ singer performed classics and recent hits after John Legend warmed up the crowd. By Rebecca Thomas Sade (file) Photo: Gus Stewart/ Getty Images UNIONDALE, New York — If the name Sade only conjures up a melancholy Diddy-Dirty Money lyric (from “Ass on the Floor”), then her reemergence on Tuesday night at Nassau Coliseum, a week into the North American leg of her 2011 world tour might not seem significant. But it’s been a decade since the iconic, often reclusive singer hit the road, and her presence onstage seemed to prove that pop still has its constants. Over the course of about 90 minutes, the Nigerian-born Brit waded through a discography that spans nearly 30 years and never seems to collect dust. In fact, her opener, “Soldier of Love” is a pounding battle hymn that shares little of the DNA of her ’80s classics. Dressed in all-black and perched atop strappy stilettos, Sade whipped up the adoring crowd, marching on to the stage and punctuating the song’s insistent drum line with kick steps. At 52, she is almost as willowy now — and still sporting the same slick ponytail, scarlet-stained lips and hoop earrings — as she is in those early MTV music videos for standards like “Smooth Operator,” which proved to be a multigenerational crowd-pleaser on Tuesday. And her smoky alto had a vocal range deceptively broader than her records might suggest. Supported by her longtime band/collaborators, Sade shimmied and kept the pace in flux, going from introspective ballads, like “Kiss of Life”(from Love Deluxe ) and “Pearls,” to midtempo cuts, like the roots-tinged “Love Is Stronger Than Pride” and “Sweetest Taboo.” This was notable because she’s built a catalog lined with sleepy tunes seemingly designed to ease you through the stages of heartbreak. While the boomer contingent came to their feet whenever the star dipped back to her ’85 Diamond Life debut (some even danced junior-prom style in the aisles), others were excited to hear her work from 2000′s Lovers Rock . If Picasso had his Blue Period , that album could be considered Sade’s Red, Yellow and Green period: The songstress had fallen in love and settled in Jamaica’s Montego Bay and seemed to absorb the culture, even sporting the signature Rasta colors on the album’s cover . She joined her backup singers for the blissful “All About Our Love” and demonstrated why she’s worn the crown for so long on “King of Sorrow.” Before signing off with another Rock cut, “By Your Side,” Sade recalled coming to NYC in her 20s, just another girl and her band trying to make it, and jokingly compared herself to Crocodile Dundee. It was probably only fitting that Maxwell was sitting just a few rows back from the stage on Tuesday night. The crooner is arguably one of the few who can even blink in Sade’s direction. John Legend is another, and he showed why during his opening set, throwing himself into smashes like “Ordinary People” and a delicious new arrangement of his “Green Light.” Have you seen Sade in concert? Tell us about it in the comments! Related Artists Sade John Legend

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White House Press Secretary Challenged On Obama’s 1996 Gay Marriage Questionnaire

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This afternoon, the Washington Blade’s Chris Johnson and Metro Weekly’s Chris Geidner asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney about Dan Pfeiffer’s recent claim that a 1996 questionnaire in which Barack Obama said he supported same-sex marriage was not written by the President, despite his signature being affixed to the bottom of the document. The Broadcasting platform : YouTube Source : Think Progress Discovery Date : 20/06/2011 21:50 Number of articles : 2

White House Press Secretary Challenged On Obama’s 1996 Gay Marriage Questionnaire