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We’ve heard The Weekend, Sia and Ellie Goulding’s contributions for the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack. All have been fantastic in my opinion. Skylar Grey is the latest artist to debut her track for the erotic thriller.

I Know You” is a beautiful ballad that finds the 28-year-old singer aching for her lover to commit who is slowly slipping away. The orchestral strings are sensational with her soaring vocals. Watch the lyric clip below.

watch after the jump

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Sounds like your typical course of action when someone puts the proverbial foot in their mouth. Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson is in hot water after making controversial comments in the January 2014 issue of GQ magazine.

It all began when Robertson started to talk about the erosion of morality in America. “Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin becomes fine,” he said. Innocent enough, but then it’s all downhill from there, adding “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there — bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”

As all good reborn Christians do, he tries to quote the Bible, the Book of Corinthians to be exact.

“Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers — they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. … Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

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First Look @ Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

In: Donovan, Movies
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While I like Mark Wahlberg, his 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes was not good. Much to my surprise, I quite enjoyed the 2011 reboot, Rise of the Planet of the Apes starring James Franco. So much so, I’m looking forward to the sequel scheduled to hit theaters next year. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes just released the first trailer and things don’t look too bright for the humans in the film.

Movie Synopsis

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

The only returning person from its predecessor is Andy Serkis who voices Caesar. While cute, cuddly and sympathetic to humans in the first film, he’s become the ruthless leader of an ape uprising. Replacing Freida Pinto and Franco as the humans in the film are Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Jason Clarke and Kodi Smit-McPhee. Judy Greer also joins the cast but as an ape named Cornelia. Check out the trailer below.

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I have yet to see any winner from American Idol, The X Factor or The Voice sing their coronation song without getting choked up. To be honest, I’d much prefer for them to cry-sing like Kelly Clarkson did during “A Moment Like This” than to sing it perfectly. With that in mind, it’s not fair to judge the winner’s single until the studio version surfaces. Especially in last night’s case, when NBC cut off Tessanne Chin’s victory lap short.

Even though Ryan Tedder told Carson Daly he didn’t want to pen “the ‘standing-on-a-mountaintop, I’ve-won-everything’ kind of song,” he sorta did. “I wanted to do a real song about love and heartbreak,” he added. While not awful like American Idol’sNo Boundaries,” it’s no winner like Phillip Phillips’ epic winning single, “Home.”

Tumbling Down” falls in the middle of the pack among coronation songs. I was hoping Tessanne would have more of a reggae vibe to her track. Hopefully, The 28-year-old Jamaican-born singer’s debut album which becomes available March 25, 2014 has a couple island-tinged singles. In the meantime, check out the studio version of “Tumbling Down” below and be sure to give your two cents afterward.

listen to the track in full after the jump

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Pope Francis is quite popular these days. The Supreme Pontiff landed on Barbara Walters’ final “Most Fascinating People of the Year” list and scored “Person of the Year” honors from TIME magazine. He’s notched another “Person of the Year” title and this time, it’s from a glossy gay magazine.

In a controversial move, The Advocate chose the Holy Father, as the “single most influential person of 2013 on the lives of LGBT people.” They even stamped the NOH8 logo on his cheek. The publication’s editors explain, “Pope Francis’s stark change in rhetoric from his two predecessors – both who were at one time or another among The Advocate’s annual Phobie Awards – makes what he’s done in 2013 all the more daring.”

Not surprisingly, this selection has divided the magazine’s readers. Some praise them for their bold choice, while others are aghast that the publication is ignoring the Catholic Church’s centuries of gay persecution. Where do you weigh in?

As someone raised Catholic, I choose to view the positive in this situation. Any step forward about being compassionate to the gay community by the reigning leader of the Catholic Church, albeit small, is a good thing. After all, his statements have a huge impact on his followers. Check out the other finalists The Advocate considered for their “Person of the Year” title. I’m certain none of them would’ve created nearly as much buzz. Controversy sells, right?

find out who the other nine finalists were after the jump

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It’s exactly what it sounds like. Four minutes of Macaulay Culkin eating a slice of pizza for your viewing pleasure. It’s actually not as indulgent as it sounds. The video is an homage SLASH spoof of a 1981 short film shot by Danish filmmaker Jorgen Leth of Andy Warhol eating a burger. Not just any burger, but a Burger King Whopper. Fancy!

If you have nine minutes to waste, check out both vids below. This is your last warning. You’ll never get those precious minutes back. However, the last few moments of both clips where the Home Alone star and the pop art leader speak are kinda hilarious.

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Without a doubt, my favorite Adam Sandler movies have always included the adorable Drew Barrymore. Loved The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates. The two reunite once again for another movie and I predict it’ll perfectly complete their romantic comedy trilogy. Blended also reunites them with their Wedding Singer director, Frank Coraci.

After a disastrous blind date, single parents Lauren (Barrymore) and Jim (Sandler) agree on only one thing: they never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week.

Rounding out the cast are Joel McHale (Community), Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids), Terry Crews (White Chicks), Kevin Nealon (Weeds) and Bella Thorne (Shake It Up). Blended was predominantly filmed in South Africa. It’s scheduled to hit theaters on May 23, 2014. Expect huge Memorial Day box office receipts. Check out the trailer below.

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GQ kicks off 2014 with Bradley Cooper on their cover. I can’t think of a better way to ring in the new year. While I prefer my Bradley with longer locks, I’d take one with a close buzz cut or even with a 70s perms looks anytime. I’m not that picky when it comes to Cooper.

The publication enlisted photographer Peggy Sirota to hustle herself down to Hawaii to snap the American Hustle star. Tough gig. Where do I sign up? The 38-year-old actor channels old school Steve McQueen cool wearing sharp threads while talking candidly with GQ. He talks about his past drug abuse, how it affected his work and how he so desperately wanted to be written off Alias. Was Jennifer Garner that bad? Nope, that’s not the reason. Find out why below, along with more quotes and photos from his slick editorial.

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Who Is Donovan?

"The Meticulous One" : Formerly the VP of a Top 20 kids/teen online magazine property, Donovan brings his online expertise for this project. Donovan and Brian have been together for almost a decade! Who knew relationships could last this long. He's the one taking the pictures, with a library consisting of thousands of photos - he's got dirt on all of us. Check out his Q&A questionnaire. Follow him on Twitter!

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One of my current obsessions right now is Wynter Gordon. She's featured in the Freemason's clip above. Check it out!
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