Skins creator Brian Elsley has a message for critics of the new MTV series, which he calls "a very serious attempt to get to the roots of young people's lives."

In a lengthy statement to MTV News, Elsley called Skins a "very simple and in fact rather old fashioned" show that isn't pushing the envelope for no reason.

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James Franco is officially an Oscar nominee.

But that's not why the actor is making headlines today. Franco is in the news due to his unusual comments during a Newsweek-hosted discussion with fellow nominees Natalie Portman, Colin Firth, Michelle Williams, Annette Bening and Nicole Kidman.

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You know if Spencer Pratt doesn't want something released that will get him publicity, it must be beyond bad. His rap song, "Ain't No Thang," certainly qualifies.

Details are fuzzy, but the rumor is that Spencer recorded it at an L.A. studio last year, but was so embarrassed he never wanted it to see the light of day.

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The 2011 Academy Award nominations were announced this morning, with no real surprises in any of the major categories. The following movies, actors, actresses and directors will vie for the biggest prize in their business on Sunday, February 27...

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Lindsay Lohan went to a strange party last week. There appears to have been a 3D theme of some kind. Samantha Ronson was there. Check out the pics.

The horror-themed soiree went down Thursday, a birthday bash for a mutual pal (pictured). The theme involved bleeding out of the eyes, or something.

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