Monday, May 16, 2011

Batman: Arkham City

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Developer: Rocksteady Studios
Release Date: 10/18/2011
GT Game Rank: 32 of 14,280
Users Tracking: 1781

Gameplay Debut Trailer HD

Posted: Mar 16, 2011 | Views: 130,764
Get your first-ever gamplay tease and meet some of the new faces that await in this short tour of Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham City.

Mortal Kombat

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Release Date: 4/19/2011
GT Game Rank: 11 of 14,280
Users Tracking: 1476

Review HD

Posted: Apr 19, 2011 | Views: 338,408
The time is upon us! Does the rebirth of Mortal Kombat restore the legacy?

Red Faction Armageddon

Publisher: THQ
Developer: Volition
Release Date: 6/7/2011
GT Game Rank: 48 of 14,280
Users Tracking: 399

Preview HD

Posted: Apr 25, 2011 | Views: 42,110

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Eidos Interactive
Release Date: 8/23/2011
GT Game Rank: 28 of 14,280
Users Tracking: 2513

Anatomy of a Hack

Posted: May 9, 2011 | Views: 42,716
Learn how to hack into secure systems without installing a chip in your brain.

Dark Souls

Dark Souls

Publisher: Namco Bandai Games
Developer: From Software
Release Date: 10/11/2011
GT Game Rank: 23 of 14,280
Users Tracking: 591

Traps and Tribulations Trailer HD

Posted: May 11, 2011 | Views: 36,425
Just when you thought it could only get easier... Dark Souls ups the ante with devious traps and unbelievable enemies!

New Tradition Begins as Nearly 30,000 Attend Commencement at Rutgers Stadium

May 15, 2011

CommencementRutgers University held one of the largest and most inclusive commencements in its history Sunday, conferring degrees in the football stadium for the first time since the early 1970s and marking the first graduating class of the university’s School of Arts and Sciences (SAS).

“We gather here at Rutgers Stadium for the first time in many years, with the largest commencement crowd, and the largest graduating class, in our history,” declared Rutgers President Richard L. McCormick. “As the Jumbotron screen behind me and the stadium-wrapping ribbon boards around us attest, we have begun a new tradition at Rutgers.”

The university’s 245th commencement featured a powerful, provocative address by commencement speaker and Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, who told the graduates that simply pursuing personal success and happiness was a barren and trivial pursuit.

“It’s looking good instead of doing good,” Morrison said.

An estimated 12,890 graduates – a record, for the second consecutive year – received degrees from Rutgers this year. They include approximately 8,634 baccalaureate degrees, 2,999 master’s degrees and 1,257 doctorates (including professional doctorates).

About 28,000 people – including the graduates, their friends and relatives, as well as faculty and staff - attended Sunday’s commencement. And the excitement generated by the stadium surroundings was palpable throughout the morning despite the gray, wet weather and the inevitable traffic.

“It’s amazing how many people are here,” senior Josh Glatt, an SAS history major, and a Livingston, N.J. native said as he watched people milling into the stadium. “The stadium is a such a grand stage for this.”

The graduates began filing into the stadium after 10 a.m., and by 10:30, the football field had become a sea of red and black. The ribbon screens announced the names of the individual schools, while the Jumbotron captured the students processing to the 5,500 chairs that had been set up for the event. The giant screen also displayed the banners of the individual schools and academic units, as well as the University Gonfalonier.

“It’s exciting to be the first class to be able to do this,” said Josh Rys, a biomedical engineering major from Toms River. “It’s exciting to see so many people at one time and in the same place.”

In recent years, commencements have been held on Voorhees Mall, with the focus generally on graduate students. In addition, many of the academic units held separate, collegiate convocations where graduates were individually recognized.

The tradition of separate convocations on all three campuses continued this year, but was complemented by Sunday’s universitywide commencement aimed at bringing all members of the Rutgers community together to celebrate graduation.

The grandmother of one graduate said she was looking forward to attending both graduation events – commencement and convocation. Walking into Rutgers Stadium, Joyce Weeks said her grandson, engineering major Daniel Haefeli, is her first grandchild to graduate college.

“I’m just so thrilled to be here and to be part of these events,” she said.

Another ‘first’ for the 2011 commencement was having the first graduating class of the School of Arts and Sciences, created in 2006 as part of a major initiative to transform undergraduate education at Rutgers. The largest academic unit at Rutgers, SAS had nearly 5,000 graduates.

“Your graduation marks a milestone in the transformation of undergraduate education,” said Robin Davis, executive vice dean at SAS.

Davis told the gathering that the SAS graduates were distinctive in many ways.

“A third of you are the first in your family to graduate from college,” she said.

“Half of you are children of immigrants or immigrants yourselves. You speak among you several dozen languages.”

Adding to the excitement of the day was Morrison, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and literary icon, whose commencement address was immediately hailed by McCormick as “extraordinary and unforgettable.”

Morrison began by lamenting the “chaos” that her generation has left for the graduates - including environmental degradation, violence, economic injustice, and the decline of standards in public discourse.

“We have left you a world in which the earth itself, seems to be literally breaking apart. . . . where employment is strangely scarce, while money rushes as no river does, up against gravity,” she said.

Morrison then told students that Rutgers has helped them shape their lives and help others by offering “instruments and strategies of critical thought and contact with fresh ideas.”

But she said it’s up to students to write their own life narrative, and she urged them not to simply pursue happiness. Indeed, she said she sometimes wished that the unalienable rights cited in the Declaration of Independence - life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – had included meaningfulness, or truth, or knowledge, instead of happiness.

“Please don’t settle for happiness. it’s not good enough,” she said. “Of course you deserve it, but if that’s all you have in mind, I want to suggest to you, that personal success devoid of meaningfulness, free of a steady commitment to social justice - that’s more than a barren life. It’s a trivial one.”

Morrison received an honorary doctor of letters degree. Rutgers also presented honorary degrees to Ernesto J. Cortés Jr., community activist and co-director of the national nonprofit Industrial Areas Foundation (Doctor of Laws), and Brooke Mackenzie Ellison, stem cell research advocate, author and educator (Doctor of Humane Letters). The Honorable Elizabeth Warren, Harvard law professor, legal scholar and assistant to President Obama, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at her alma mater, Rutgers-School of Law-Newark, where, she will be keynote speaker at its convocation on May 27.

Has Kate Middleton Selected Her Wedding Dress Designer?

Ever since Kate Middleton and Prince William announced their engagement, there has been rampant speculation on who the bride will wear on her wedding day.

The princess-to-be will surely pick one designer from a pool of British talents. Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood were among the names tossed around, but their modern aesthetics may not be appropriate for the royal wedding (both fashion houses have denied they are designing Middleton's gown).

Several news outlets are reporting that Middleton has settled upon Sophie Cranston. The 34-year-old designer previously worked for the late McQueen before branching out with her own Libélula studio.

Click through this gallery to see some of Cranston's wedding dress designs:


Interest in the designer has been so great that the Libélula website crashed, according to the label's press contact. Visitors to the site are now greeted with a message that reads: Due to our recent press coverage the site has received overwhelming traffic which has caused technical issues.

Of course, Middleton's dress will be a one-of-a-kind creation, whoever it's designed by.

Another wedding-day fashion mystery -- will Middleton wear a tiara (as tradition deems) or simply have flowers in her hair?

You (and an estimated 2 billion other viewers) will have to wait until April 29th to find out!

Evan Rachel Wood Tells Esquire She's Bisexual

"True Blood" and "Mildred Pierce" star Evan Rachel Wood is an open book -- and in the new issue of Esquire, she casually comes out as a bisexual.

In the magazine -- which also features a sexy photo shoot of the 23-year-old actress (above) -- Wood says she dates women, telling Esquire "I'm up for anything. Meet a nice guy, meet a nice girl..."

Evan continues "Yeah, I'm more kind of like the guy when it comes to girls. I'm the dominant one. I'm opening the doors, I'm buying dinner. Yeah, I'm romantic."

In the past, Evan was engaged to rocker Marilyn Manson, but they broke off their engagement in August 2010.

Fashion's Biggest Night: The Met Costume Gala Red Carpet!

The most stylish stars turned out Monday night for the biggest fashion event of the year -- The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala.

The event -- sometimes dubbed the Oscars of Fashion -- honored fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who died last year. As part of the tribute, the museum is running a retrospective exhibit on McQueen entitled Savage Beauty.

There were some real head-turners on the red carpet for this year's event -- including Gisele Bundchen, who wore a stunning red McQueen gown, Jennifer Lopez in a fantastic fuchsia Gucci number and Beyonce Knowles in an Emilio Pucci dress so tight, she needed help walking up the stairs!

Other fashionable stars in attendance included Blake Lively, Sarah Jessica Parker, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Kristen Stewart, pregnant Kate Hudson, Miranda Kerr, the Olsen twins, Gwyneth Paltrow and many many more!

Check out our 100+ photo gallery from the incredible event.

Photos: Australia Fashion Week's Hottest Looks!

Things are heating up Down Under -- thanks to the sexy style (and hot models) of Rosemount Australian Fashion Week.

Standout designs from Leah Hibbert, Lisa Maree, Kooey and Gary Bigeni all showed that color (and skin) is in, whether it's in a sleek summer dress or a barely-there bikini!

Check out some of our favorite photos from RAFW in our runway rundown gallery!

M-Bone Victim of Random Drive-By Shooting

M-Bone -- who was fatally shot last night -- was the victim of a drive-by shooting, and it appears to be a random act of violence ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

M-Bone -- aka Montae Talbert from the rap group Cali Swag District -- was next to his car in front of an Inglewood, CA liquor store at 11:32 PM Sunday when shots rang out. Our sources say the shooter was driving down La Brea Avenue alone in his car when he fired.

Inglewood detectives are investigating, but right now it looks like M-Bone was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

We're told M-Bone, who became famous with his group for the song, "Teach Me How to Dougie," was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Filed under: Montae Talbert, Cali Swag District

Cali Swag District Member -- Gunshot Victim

Cali Swag District member M-Bone died of gunshot wounds last night in his hometown of Inglewood, CA ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.


Story developing ...


Filed under: M-Bone, Cali Swag District, R.I.P., Celebrity Justice

Cali Swag District Member Dies

M-Bone -- one the of the members of the rap group Cali Swag District -- died last night ... TMZ has confirmed.


Earlier this morning, the group's leader, Smoove -- posted a Tweet saying, "Ma life changed drastically in the. Blink of an eye rip mbone."

So far, it's unclear how M-Bone died.

0516-cali-video2Cali Swag District shot to stardom with their hit, "Teach Me How to Dougie."

M-Bone -- real name Montae Talbert-- was 22.

Just last year, M-Bone and the rest of the guys came in to the TMZ studio and taught Harvey how to "Dougie." He couldn't have been nicer.


Filed under: M-Bone, R.I.P., Cali Swag District, Music

Springfield to Cop: 'I Will F**king Kill You'

Rick Springfield threatened to kill a deputy sheriff and the deputy's family the night he was arrested for drunk driving ... yet there is no mention of the incident in the arrest report -- law enforcement sources tell TMZ.


Springfield was arrested in Malibu on May 1 and blew a .10 -- above the legal limit.

Sources tell us ... Springfield was extremely angry after the deputy said his $200,000, 1963 Corvette Stingray would be towed away. Law enforcement sources tell us, Springfield yelled to the deputy, "If you tow my car I will f**king kill you and your family."

Law enforcement sources tell us ... back at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station, the captain who runs the station asked the deputy, "Did you really feel threatened?" Our sources say some of the deputies at the station felt it was a loaded question, trying to minimize Springfield's statement.

In the end, our sources say there was no mention of the threat in the arrest report -- the report merely says Springfield was "belligerent."

You may recall, the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station is the place where the Mel Gibson 2006 DUI arrest report was rewritten to exclude Mel's anti-Semitic rant.

As for Springfield, his rep gave TMZ this statement: "Someone has leaked information illegally. It's a sad reflection on society today that people in law enforcement who we look up to, pander to the celebrity gossip channels."

LA County Sheriff's Dept. spokesman Steve Whitmore tells TMZ, "It is rare when a drunk doesn't say something outlandish to police when they're arrested. I have no idea what went down with this one, I wasn't there, but drunks are notorious for saying stupid, outlandish things to law enforcement all the time. Law enforcement's job is to get them off the streets, because they're drunk."

The D.A. currently has the file and is deciding whether to charge Springfield with DUI.

Filed under: Rick Springfield, Celebrity Justice

Lindsay & Marilyn Manson -- The Beautiful People

Now that Lindsay Lohan is hoping to land a role in an upcoming Charles Manson movie ... the actress spent her Saturday night with a dude who named himself after the psychopath.


Lohan and anti-Christ superstar Marilyn Manson kicked it together at the DeLeon Tequila Anniversary party at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood ... and no, we're told Lohan didn't touch the booze.

FYI -- Manson has also stated he wants a role in the upcoming Tyler Shields flick, "Eyes of a Dreamer" ... but so far, nothing has been confirmed.

Filed under: Marilyn Manson, Charles Manson, Lindsay Lohan, Movies, Paparazzi Photo, Tyler Shields

Charlie Sheen's Ex -- Count Me in For Ashton's 'Men'

If you thought porn star and former goddess Bree Olsen would boycott "Two and a Half Men" -- now that her ex-BF Charlie Sheen is officially out and Ashton Kutcher is in -- think again.

Of course, when has Bree ever said no to two (and a half) men?

Ironically, she was pretty tight-lipped about her upcoming Playboy spread.

Filed under: Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Bree Olson

Andrew Keegan -- Stitched Up After Street Attack

Andrew Keegan and his friends were brutally attacked by a group of six men recently, TMZ has learned -- but lucky for him ... he only ended up with a couple stitches.

Sources close to Keegan tell TMZ, Andrew and his buddies were leaving a charity event in L.A. a few weeks ago when a group of six male strangers approached them -- and picked a fight out of nowhere.

We're told Andrew and his pals tried to diffuse the situation -- but the attackers quickly turned violent ... taking a swing at Andrew and even pistol-whipping one of his friends. Thankfully, police were called and the fight broke up before anyone was seriously hurt.

Law enforcements sources tell us, they've already made a few arrests ... but the investigation is still ongoing.

As for Andrew -- we're told he ended up with three stitches on his mouth ... and was so shaken by the attack, he founded a community outreach group in Venice, CA called Keegan Kollective's Inspiration Fund ... to help better the community.

Filed under: Andrew Keegan, Celebrity Justice, Fights

Ron Artest -- You've Been Sexy Sax-ed!

Los Angeles Laker Ron Artest was enjoying a nice meal at Baby Blues BBQ in West Hollywood on Saturday ... when he got an unexpected order of cheese -- an appearance by the Sexy Sax Man.

SSM, aka Sergio Flores, became an Internet phenomenon by performing George Michael's "Careless Whisper" in various public places -- and yesterday it was Ron Ron's turn to feel the pain.

Checkout Ron's reaction to the crazy scene ... it's fair to say he's not a fan.

Luckily, the whole thing was over pretty quickly ... kinda like the Lakers' run in the playoffs.

Filed under: Ron Artest, Sexy Sax Man, TMZ Sports

'Wild One' Actress Mary Murphy -- Dead at 80

Mary Murphy -- who was famously discovered at a coffee shop and cast opposite Marlon Brando in "The Wild One" -- died of heart disease in her Beverly Hills home on May 4.


Murphy was working as a package wrapper at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills when a talent scout from Paramount Pictures spotted her in a coffee shop.

She went on to star in several films during the 1950's -- including "The Desperate Hours," "Beachhead," "A Man Alone," "Sitting Bull" and "The Mad Magician."

Murphy was 80.

Filed under: Mary Murphy, RIP

Glenn Plummer -- Sued by a Guy Named Lawyer

"Showgirls" star Glenn Plummer got slapped with a lawsuit from a guy who should know a lot about courtroom action ... because his name is Lawyer Henderson.

According to a lawsuit filed in Georgia last week, Plummer screwed over Lawyer when, at the last minute, he dropped out of a movie Lawyer was making called "The Governor's Daughters."

Lawyer alleges he paid Plummer for his role, shelled out travel expenses, and suffered damages to the tune of $50,000. Not shockingly ... Lawyer is representing himself in the lawsuit.

Calls to Plummer's rep were not returned.

Filed under: Glenn Plummer, Celebrity Justice

Lindsay Lohan -- I'm Staying Clean ... FOR LIFE

Lindsay Lohan plans to stay on the straight and narrow for the REST OF HER LIFE -- telling friends, she's serious this time ... no drugs, no booze, no breaking the law ... ever again ... PERIOD.

Sources close to Lindsay tell TMZ, the actress had an epiphany after her sentencing -- and is completely at peace with the judge's decision ... community service, fines, counseling, shoplifters alternative class ... the whole package.

Technically, Lindsay is REQUIRED to stay sober during her formal probation -- which ends after she completes her 480 hours of community service -- but we're told, it doesn't matter ... Lindsay's committed to sobriety for the long haul.

One thing ... Lindsay does take issue with the three-year probation itself -- telling friends she doesn't think she deserves it -- but que sera sera ... she has learned to accept her fate.

Bottom line -- her friends are adamant ... Lindsay has learned her lesson once and for all.

Filed under: Lindsay Lohan, Celebrity Justice

Kym Johnson -- Dancing with Pain

Proving to be quite the trooper, Kym Johnson showed up for "Dancing With the Stars" practice today sporting a HUGE neck brace after her injury on Friday.

Who says dancers aren't tough?

Filed under: Kym Johnson, Dancing with the Stars, Paparazzi Photo

Arnold & Maria -- Truce on the Holy Day

5/15/2011 3:30 PM PDT by TMZ Staff

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver have put aside their differences in the name of a higher power ... by showing up at the same church this afternoon.

Arnold and Maria are known to attend St. Monica's Catholic Church in Santa Monica, CA every Sunday. According to our spies, they both showed up this afternoon ... but they arrived separately.

There are some things even HE can't fix.

Filed under: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver