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Nicole Kidman Looks Like A Crazed David Bowie From Labyrinth In First Look At New Film!

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Nicole Kidman may not know how to clap, but dammit she knows how to accessorize!

The Oscar winner has transformed herself once again for a role, this time as a punk den mother in the upcoming How To Talk To Girls At Parties. And damn if she doesn't look like David Bowie in Labyrinth!

The film, "a Romeo and Juliet story between a punk and an alien" was directed by John Cameron Mitchell, so there's no way that was an accident.

Video: Nicole Kidman Shades Giada De Laurentiis And Her 'Balls'

Adapted from the Neil Gaiman short story about boys who crash a party only to find out all the girls there are from outer space, How To… also stars Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, and Ruth Wilson and premieres at Cannes this weekend. (BTW, it's one of FOUR films at this year's fest featuring Nicole! Get it, gurl!)

Ch-ch-check out the frenetic first look (below)!

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Colorado School District Temporarily Pulls 13 Reasons Why Book Due To Recent String Of Student Suicides

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Netflix's 13 Reasons Why has been polarizing to say the least.

But for a Colorado community still grieving over seven students who recently committed suicide, the source material for the teen drama was too dangerous to stay on shelves… for a few hours.

A Mesa County Valley School District official ordered librarians to temporarily stop circulating the book that 13 Reasons Why was based on, due to the mass criticism that it glamorizes suicide.

Related: 13 Reasons Why Showrunner Offers Details About Season 2!

The order caused irritation from some district librarians, who called the rare occurrence censorship, perpetuating the debate about balancing freedom of speech with sensitive topics concerning teen suicide.

Leigh Grasso, the curriculum director for the district who decided to pull the novel, sent an email on April 28 to fellow librarians, citing media attention and recent events in as just a few of the reasons why she made her decision.

She explained to the Associated Press:

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13 Reasons Why Showrunner Offers Up New Details About Season 2 — 'Analog Technology' Twist, Hannah's Presence, & MORE!

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Hannah's story is definitely not over.

Veiled in controversy, Netflix's hit show 13 Reasons Why tells the story of a high school junior (Hannah Baker played by Katherine Langford) who commits suicide and leaves behind 13 tapes explaining why she decided to end her precious life.

Related: Is 13 Reasons The Most Controversial TV Show Ever?

While the show has seen its fair share of criticism for glamorizing suicide and mental health issues, the streaming service recently decided to renew the most tweeted about series of 2017 with 13 new episodes.

Obvi that's why showrunner Brian Yorkey sat down with EW to discuss what's in store for the high schoolers in Season 2.

First up, will Hannah appear in the highly-anticipated new episodes?

Yorkey revealed the impactful character will still be included in the tangled story:

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KFC Just Released One Of The Most WTF Romance Novels Of All Time! For Real!

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It's like at some point the folks in KFC's ad department said, look, everyone knows what our chicken tastes like. Let's just have fun.

As part of their continued campaign of weirdness, the fast food chain has released a Colonel Sanders romance novel as a special Mother's Day promotion. Why? We have no idea.

The notion may be a laugh, but the 96-page novella is all too real. From the synopsis:

"When she finds herself swept into the arms of Harland, a handsome sailor with a mysterious past, Madeline realizes she must choose between a life of order and a man of passion."

The ebook is available for free on Amazon for the time being. We're almost fri-curious enough to check it out…

Of course, if chicken isn't what gets your motor revved, why not try aliens, gargoyles, werecats, or even dinosaurs in some of the strangest erotic literature on the market?

CLICK HERE to view "Weirdest, Wackiest, Most WTF Romance Novels!"

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CLICK HERE to view "Weirdest, Wackiest, Most WTF Romance Novels!"

CLICK HERE to view "Weirdest, Wackiest, Most WTF Romance Novels!"

CLICK HERE to view "Weirdest, Wackiest, Most WTF Romance Novels!"

[Image via Amazon.]

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Ivanka Trump's New Book Isn't Working For The Critics! See What They Had To Say About The Distorted, Out Of Touch Garbage!

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If there's one thing Ivanka Trump knows about, it's being a working woman.

Which is why the First Daughter was SO excited to release her second book, Women Who Work, which offers a cornucopia of inspiring quotes, tips, and tricks about how one can succeed in all areas of her life (like motherhood AND building a fashion empire)!

Critics who read the book, however, weren't buying it — and blasted Women Who Work, which hit shelves Tuesday, for being just as out of touch as the author!

Related: Girls Who Code Founder SLAMS Ivanka For Using Her Story!

Reviewers pointed out Ivanka's sage advice seemed to be aimed at a readership of elite women with her same set of privileges instead of the broad audience the book suggests it's for.

Others harpooned Women Who Work for overusing "inspirational" quotes out of context, like using Toni Morrison's slavery quote to describe being "a slave to your time" when discussing time management. (Ivanka knows the struggle of a long work week, y'all.)

Of course, the biggest critique was Vank's questionable offering of vague feminist values while Donald Trump defunds Planned Parenthood and other pro-women services. We guess she skipped the chapter on silent complicity?

See what the critics had to say about Women Who Work (below)!

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Caitlyn Jenner's Book Is A Huge Flop! See The Sad Numbers!

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Looks like the secrets of Caitlyn Jenner's life are going to have to stay secret!

The KUWTK is feigning excitement on Instagram over making the bestseller lists, but we think her numbers are singing a less happy tune…

On both the Wall Street Journal and New York Times nonfiction lists, she debuted at #8. And on USA Today's nonfiction list, she debuted at #15. Out of 15. So it's only kind of a bestseller.

Making the lists at all may seem big, but you have to remember she got an unheard of $4 million advance for this thing! That should be a MEGAHIT. Not a minor blip that disappears the following week.

On Amazon, the memoir stalled at #296 and is (as of this writing) down to #361! The Kindle version was even lower at #487!

Do YOU know anyone who rushed out to buy The Secrets Of My Life??

[Image via Grand Central Publishing.]

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