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LINDSAY LOHAN RESPONDS TO PLAY CRITICISM: Lindsay Lohan is taking the negative criticism of her debut stage performance in Speed-the-Plow with a grain of a salt. She recently chatted with UK's Daily Mirror about her nerves during the first preview performance last week saying, "It could've been a disaster, but it wasn't by far...I could've not turned up. But of course I didn't; it's my show...Everyone is always going to be judgmental, no matter what. I respect people have an opinion, but I'm doing the best I can and will for the duration. I was nervous on the first night because I'd never done it before. But everyone working on the show has been really great...they've all been very kind, gracious and comforting." Ticket sales for the show have reportedly not met expectations and were even being offered at a discounted rate on Groupon.

WALMART TRIES TO BLAME TRACY MORGAN FOR HIS INJURIES IN NJ CRASH: Walmart has filed a response to Tracy Morgan's lawsuit over the car accident between his tour bus and one of their truck drivers back in June. Tracy is suing Walmart for negligence because the driver allegedly had not slept for over 24 hours before the crash. Walmart is countering the suit by claiming the injuries sustained by Tracy and other passengers were the result of not wearing a seatbelt. The court documents state, "By failing to exercise ordinary care in making use of available seatbelts, upon information and belief, plaintiffs acted unreasonably and in disregard of plaintiffs' own best interests. The truck driver was charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto a few days after the accident.

JOHN CUSACK BASHES HOLLYWOOD: John Cusack may have had a successful film career since the 80s but he acknowledges that Hollywood has a dark side. While promoting his new film, Maps to the Stars, he told UK's The Guardian, "I got another 15, 20 years before they say I'm old. For women it's brutal. Bruce Wagner's thing about if you're 26, you're menopausal? It's only absurd because it's a little bit further than the truth. I have actress friends who are being put out to pasture at 29. They just want to open up another can of hot 22. It's becoming almost like kiddie porn. It's f***ing weird." John went on to say, "People would look after you when I was a kid. There were good people in the business. When I came to L.A. Rob Reiner said: 'Come stay at my house.' He taught me. I worked with Al Pacino. Pacino would talk to you and mentor you. Now it's different. The culture just eats young actors up and spits them out. It's a hard thing to survive without finding safe harbor. You can't make it up. It's a whorehouse and people go mad."

KATE MIDDLETON WILL RETURN TO WORK: Kate Middleton is set to return to duties as a royal next month after dealing with her severe morning sickness for the past several weeks. The mom-to-be apparently has events scheduled leading up to Christmas but the Palace will reportedly be reviewing her itinerary on a "day by day basis" before she can commit to attending. Kate recently had to pull out of a trip to Malta but Prince William went in her place.

FELICITY HUFFMAN REVEALS SECRET TO MARRIAGE: Felicity Huffman dropped by HuffPost Live on Monday (September 29th) where she revealed the key to making her marriage work with William H. Macy. She explained, "Once a week we do sit down and make sure we take half an hour -- each person gets 15 minutes -- just to talk, with no crosstalk. I talk, then you talk. You kind of just deeply check in with the other person. When you have 15 minutes to talk --which is endless, by the way, and if you want to sit there in silence you can -- but when you have 15 minutes to talk, you kind of actually see what's going on with the other person without any talk-back." Felicity and William have been married since 1997. They have two daughters.

'MODERN FAMILY' DIRECTOR CALLS OUT DRUNK PASSENGER ON FLIGHT: Emmy-winning Modern Family editor/director Ryan Case live-tweeted a terrible flying experience on Sunday (September 28th) while sitting behind a drunk passenger. The recap went on for 67 tweets which began, "Sitting behind the worst person in the world. She was watching Hawaii 5.0 so loudly in her earphones that her seat mate asked her to turn it down. Worst move he ever made…She apologized in the loudest, drunkest voice ever ‘SORRY ITS MY 1ST TIME NOT IN 1ST CLASS' & hasn't stopped talking since." Ryan highlighted some of the woman's most laughable moments including bragging about knowing David Guetta and wondering if saying 'My Arab Friends' is racist. The whole ordeal came to end when the flight landed and cops came to meet her at the gate.

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Donald Trump retweeted a photo of serial killers Fred and Rosemary West on Monday (September 29th) after a comedian named Philip Bradbury tricked him into it.

Philip wrote, "Hi @realDonaldTrump. My parents who passed away always said you were big inspiration. Can you pls RT for their memory?" Trump obliged and upon realizing his mistake he wrote, "Some jerk fraudulently tweeted that his parents said I was a big inspiration to them pls RT-- out of kindness I retweeted. Maybe I'll sue. I thought I was being nice to somebody re their parents. I guess this teaches you not to be nice or trusting. Sad!"

  • Fred and Rosemary West killed at least 11 girls in England in the 1970s. They were arrested in 1994 after police found the bones of one of their daughters. Fred killed himself in prison. Rose is serving a life sentence.
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EMMA WATSON JOINS 'COLONIA': Emma Watson has signed on for a role in the upcoming period thriller Colonia. She will co-star with Daniel Bruhl as a young couple who become involved in the Chilean military coup in 1973. The project is being directed by Oscar-winner Florian Gallenberger.

NAOMI CAMPBELL JOINS 'EMPIRE': Supermodel Naomi Campbell has been added to the cast of the upcoming hip-hop drama series Empire. She will be playing a recurring character who is having an affair with Hakeem -- the youngest son of Terrence Howard's character, Lucious Lyon. The show will be premiering midseason on Fox.

JESSE METCALFE JOINS 'DEAD RISING' MOVIE: Dallas star Jesse Metcalfe has been cast in the movie adaptation of the video game Dead Rising. Dead Rising: Watchtower will follow a similar premise as the games in dealing with the survivors of a zombie apocalypse who are trying to avoid the infection while investigating the cause of it. The movie co-stars Once Upon a Time's Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen, and Dennis Haysbert.

LENA DUNHAM AGREES TO PAY OPENING ACTS ON BOOK TOUR: Lena Dunham took to Twitter on Monday (September 29th) to reveal that she has had a change of heart and decided to compensate the opening acts on her upcoming book tour. The performers were initially hired to work for free as reported by the New York Times until reported the facts and figures behind the tour which caught Dunham's attention. She wrote, "Some good points were raised and I've ensured that all opening acts will be compensated for their time, their labor and their talents." The Girls co-creator added, "The fact that Gawker pointed this out really proves Judd Apatow's saying that "a good note can come from anywhere."

'THE NICE GUYS' ADDS MATT BOMER: Matt Bomer has been added to the cast of the action drama The Nice Guys. He will star opposite Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe based on a script from Iron Man 3 writer, Shane Black. According to Deadline, the movie takes place in 1970s Los Angeles, and Gosling plays a detective hired by a gangster, Crowe, to find a missing girl. In the process, he uncovers a dangerous conspiracy, and that is where Bomer's character comes in. Leftovers actress Margaret Qually will play the female lead.

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Amanda Bynes was arrested early on Sunday morning (September 28th) at around 3 AM for DUI. Amanda was charged with a misdemeanor after an officer determined her to be driving on a controlled substance which sources tell TMZ was allegedly weed.

The former Nickelodeon star was taken to the station in Van Nuys, California and held on $15,000 bail. She was released the same day and is scheduled to appear in court on October 23rd.

  • Amanda was placed on probation for three years back in February from a prior DUI arrest from 2012. She has spent most of the last year in her parents care under a conservatorship after mental issues which took a turn in the summer of 2013.
  • TMZ is also reporting that the conservatorship ended earlier this month which reportedly prompted her to move into an apartment in Orange County, California and supposedly resume her weed habit.
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Reese Witherspoon enjoys the challenge of changing people's perception of her. She appears in the October issue of Vogue where she explains how people tend to have certain ideas about her which only motivates her to do more to prove them wrong.

The Oscar-winner tells the magazine, "When people underestimate me, it's actually a comfortable place for me.'Oh, that's what you think I am; well, no, I'm not.' I'm a complex human being. I have many different shades." Reese goes on to explain her real-life similarities to her character, Cheryl, in the upcoming film, Wild, saying, "Nobody knows what goes on behind closed doors, but I think there's a general sense now that I've lived a pretty textured life. So many of the things that Cheryl goes through in the book I've been through, you know? I've been married, I've been divorced."

  • Reese was married to Ryan Phillippe from 1999 to 2007. She married her current husband, Jim Toth, in 2011.
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Last night (September 29th) on Dancing With The Stars, during the third week of competition, UFC star Randy Couture was the latest contestant of the season to be eliminated.

During movie night, the bottom three couples who were in jeopardy included Randy and his partner Karina Smirnoff, Antonio Sabato Jr along with his partner Cheryl Burke and Jonathan Bennett and his partner Allison Holker. Antonio and Cheryl were saved, leaving Jonathan and Randy as the remaining two contestants. The couple sent home with the lowest combined total of votes from viewers and judges scores from last week was Couture and Smirnoff. "Well, I'm happy. It's been a great experience, I put myself out there and tried something new. And it's been fun" said Couture.

The remaining contestants include Sabato Jr, Bennett, Michael Waltrip, Sadie Robertson, Betsey Johnson, Lea Thompson, Tommy Chong, Bethany Mota, Janel Parrish and Alfonso Ribeiro.

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Brad Pitt doesn't need a social media presence to maintain his status as one of the biggest movie stars in the world. The Oscar-winner appears in the new issue of British GQ where he explains why he won't get on board with Twitter.

Brad tells the magazine, "Listen, I see a benefit in it. You could, you know, combat the misconceptions of the misquotes immediately. And if I’d have had that in my younger days, I’d have used it...because I felt quite used, and completely misunderstood, and misread, and not given the benefit of the doubt. You know, I felt that a lot in my first years. I would have brought some logic to the table, and brought it immediately. But now, at this point, I don’t want to bother with it."

  • He also responds to George Clooney referring to him as "unreachable" saying, "Well, you know, George is extremely accessible. He’s one of our best representatives. He’s funny as sh*t. He’s a joy to be around. I guess maybe I’m more of a miserable bastard...I’m a bit of a loner you know? I’m more quiet by nature. And coming from, you know, hillbilly country, I’m probably more reserved."



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