January 21st, 2010

conan o'bobo

Ugly Betty 4.13 "Chica and the Man" Promo



Wilhemina is furious when she discovers she has a drag queen impersonator - Wilhediva Hater (portrayed by Vanessa Williams' brother, Chris Williams). The fur flies with unexpected results amid guest stars who include RuPaul Charles as Rudolph, the emcee of the cabaret. Meanwhile Betty receives an award for her blog, which causes tension between her and Daniel. When she vents online, her fans in blogosphere escalate the feud, and the press hounds Daniel. Amanda rehires Helen (Kristen Johnston), but Willie orders Amanda to fire her -- which Amanda just can't bring herself to do. And Marc runs his own photo shoot with a famous director (played by Carlos Leon) and actress, on "Ugly Betty," WEDNESDAY, FEBURARY 3RD (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.


Source
aids | sunnyinphilly

Tara Reid is engaged!


"Tara Reid and Internet entrepreneur Michael Axtmann got engaged during dinner at The Little Door restaurant in Los Angeles on Monday night (January 18).

Michael surprised Tara with a beautiful round brilliant cut ring,” the actress’s rep tells People. “Tara was so happy, and the other patrons clapped and yelled out, ‘Congratulations.’”

The couple, who began dating last year, are planning a small summer wedding. Tara next stars in the comedy Last Call and the psychological thriller The Fields."

Congrats to both of them!

SOURCE
shifty

La Toya Jackson attended the Semperopernball in Dresden, Germany.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Semperoper in Dresden, Germany, was the setting for the 5th Semper Opera Ball. This year, La Toya Jackson was the guest of honor and accepted an award to posthumously honor her late brother, Michael. Director of the ball, Hans-Joachim Frey, danced with the Jackson sister and shook it on the dance floor, although probably not to "Beat it" or "Thriller". Jose Carreras will also be awarded a prize for artistic achievements.

Collapse )

Source

She's such a sweetheart!
jt [stop him]
  • roxi9

Kylie Minogue Says She's A Bit Bisexual


Kylie Minogue has confessed she is attracted to girls.

The Wow singer admits she is a "natural flirt" and can’t help but admire beautiful women, but is adamant she has never been involved in a same-sex relationship.

"I have been attracted to some women. I am a sexual exhibitionist and part of me is a natural flirt," the 41-year-old told Max Mexico magazine.

"But although I am attracted to women, I have never done anything with them."

Kylie — who is currently dating Spanish male model Andres Velencoso, 31 — was spotted at the 7th Heaven pole dancing club in the French ski resort of Chamonix three weeks ago.

Dancers Faye O’Neil and Katrina Redfern said the singer was "transfixed" as she watched them perform a sexy routine.

Kylie has also previously joked about becoming a lesbian because of her huge gay fan base, and admitted to being attracted to late US actress Tallulah Bankhead.

"I’d go gay for her. She was a fascinating and exotic woman," she has said. "There was so much to admire about her. She lived life to the full, maybe a little too fully. I want to release the inner Tallulah in me."

source

Peter Dinklage is awesome


Peter Dinklage is reportedly in talks to take a role in Joe Lynch’s horror/comedy/adventure The Knights of Badassdom. The film was produced and co-written (with Kevin Dreyfuss) by Matt Wall, producer of Dinklage’s upcoming St. John of Las Vegas so there’s clearly a relationship there and I can imagine anybody lucky enough to get Dinklage in one of their films would try and get him back over and over again.
Source

NBC: Conan O'Brien reaches $45M exit deal

Image and video hosting by TinyPic


NBC said Thursday it has reached a $45 million deal with Conan O'Brien for his exit from the "Tonight" show, allowing Jay Leno to return to the late-night program he hosted for 17 years.

Under the deal, which came seven months after O'Brien took the reins from Leno, O'Brien will get more than $33 million, NBC said. The rest will go to his staff in severance, the network said in an announcement on the "Today" show.

His final show will be Friday, and Leno will return to "Tonight" on March 1.


Collapse )

HOLY SHIT I FORGOT TO TURN OFF THE COMMENT NOTIFICATIONS. I submitted this and fell asleep. I woke up to find my inbox RAVAGED by ONTD. :O
me2

Scarlett Johansson auctions self for Haiti


Scarlett Johansson has joined the list of celebrities urging the public to help the survivors of the Haiti earthquake.

According to Access Hollywood, the Lost In Translation star is auctioning the opportunity for four people to attend her Broadway play A View From The Bridge on January 24.

The auction also includes the chance to meet Johansson at an after-party.

All proceeds from the auction will be donated to Oxfam's Haiti Earthquake Response Fund.

Other stars who have spoken out to support relief efforts include Madonna, who has written to her fans urging help, Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and Wyclef Jean.

A telethon organised by George Clooney and endorsed by numerous stars will be broadcast on January 22.

Source: www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/news/a197919/scarlett-johansson-auctions-self-for-haiti.html

tv | kosem sultan sends her regards.

Poe Toaster tribute is 'nevermore'


A longtime tribute to Edgar Allan Poe may have come to an end with the absence of the "Poe Toaster," who for more than half a century has marked the poet's birthday by laying roses and a bottle of cognac at his original grave site.

This is the first time since Jan. 19, 1949 that the person, whose identity is unknown, failed to arrive, said Jeff Jerome, curator of the Edgar Allan Poe House.

"I was very annoyed," he said.

"I've been doing this since 1977, and there was no indication he wasn't going to show up," Jerome said.

The curator said the toaster usually arrives between midnight and 5:30 a.m. Jerome arrived early at Westminster Hall at 10:30 p.m., because one year the toaster left his offerings at 11:30 p.m.

He sometimes kneels at the tombstone or puts his hands on it, Jerome said. "There's no elaborate ceremony — it's very short and touching," he said.

A crowd of 30 to 50 people waited on the sidewalks surrounding Westminster Hall and the adjacent cemetery, he said. "They were very happy people, very jovial," Jerome said, even singing "Happy Birthday" to the poet several times through the night.

However, by 5:30 a.m., there was no sign of the shadowy figure from his vantage point within the hall, Jerome said, so he went out to break the news to the spectators.

"People are really fascinated and people were very disappointed, but there was no anger," he said. "Everyone was very sad, but there was still a feeling of goodwill. We were there, and we paid our respects to Edgar."

Chicago resident Cynthia Pelayo, who is working toward her M.F.A in writing, flew in to write a story about this event.

"I got a story, but it's a disappointing story," she said. "It's really sad that the ritual was broken."

She was among people from Texas, Massachusetts and Georgia hoping to catch a glimpse of the tradition. The group read aloud passages from "The Raven", she said.

Pelayo said she and her husband waited until 6:40 a.m., but saw nothing, finally retreating to their hotel.

"Everybody has their theories about what happened," Jerome said. "Somebody said, 'Maybe he just has the flu.'" Or perhaps he had car trouble.

Another possibility: 2009 was the bicentennial of Poe's birthday. "And if it was going to end, that would be the perfect time to end it," he said.

The curator was surprised that there was no indication that the toaster would be nevermore. "You would have thought he would have left a note saying it's over," Jerome said, since the toaster has left notes at the grave site before.

Jerome said he plans to keep vigil on Jan. 19 at least through 2012.

"After two years if he doesn't show up, I think we can safely assume the tribute has ended," Jerome said.




ETA: the original toaster died in 1998; the new one is his son

source
jm: aviators

cue the douchebag comments :)

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Fresh from his last controversial visit to London, John Mayer was back in town last night and this time he let his music do the talking.

John’s last visit at the Hard Rock Café for a Q Magazine gig was filled with gags about sex, Jesus and abortion.

This time round John told the sell-out crowd he was going to concentrate on playing his “f*****g” guitar.


And boy can he play it.

Throughout his two-hour performance, which included songs from his new album Battle Studies and his multi-platinum-selling back catalogue, John stunned the audience with the pure guitar brilliance that has led him to jam with the likes of Eric Clapton.

Kicking off with Heartbreak Warfare from his latest album, Mayer delivered U2-style guitar lines and followed this with a deconstruction of Robert Johnson’s Crossroads with a fat and edgy guitar solo intro.

There was solo after solo after solo – the best of the night reserved for the epic Gravity – a song which John credits for “saving my life”.

Crowd favourites Belief and the funky Vultures and I Don’t Trust Myself (With Loving You), kept the old faithful happy while other tracks off his new album, Perfectly Lonely, Who Says and Half Of My Heart, were given an equally rousing response.

Before kicking off the acoustic pop track Why Georgia, from his 2001 debut studio album Room For Squares, John thanked the audience for giving back new life to his old songs and added: “This is why we got on an aeroplane.”

Half way through the song he surprised fans by covering Jackson Five’s I Want You Back.

Clearly appreciative of the crowd’s response (they sang along to most of his set) he told them: “Thank you for robbing me of my freaky anonymity in London. I now have to behave myself the same way I do in the States.


“We can mark off another country where I cannot visit adult bookstores.”

Pointing out two fan signs in the crowd “I want your baby” and “I’m pregnant John” (referring to the singer’s comments last week about impregnating his female fans) John joked: “I’ve already done my trouble having said that.

“I’m not going to talk anymore about that as it will actually overshadow the fact that I actually f*****g play the guitar.”


Reflecting on his tendency to perhaps speak his mind a little too often, John explained: “As much as I goof around, as much as I sound insincere, I’m actually just sincere but extremely nervous and with a whole bunch of defence mechanisms.

“So whenever you read something that’s a goofy statement, that’s just me being sensitive but tucking it behind a whole bunch of layers and b******t.”


Mayer described the gig as “sexual chocolate”.

The problem with chocolate is you can never have too much and it always leaves you wanting more – a bit like Mayer.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic
source
Hermione

Yo, I'll tell you what they want! and what they really want is a musical!

Image and video hosting by TinyPic


Spice Girls musical gets green light at last!

Judy Craymer, the woman behind Mamma Mia!, has revealed plans to create a Spice Girls musical.


Geri and Simon Fuller, one-time manager of the Spice Girls, have joined with Craymer and Universal Music to develop the stage show, which will be called Viva Forever, after one of the Spice’s hits.

She said that she was struck by how the dynamic of the women’s friendship had developed over the years, particularly now that all of the Spice Girls had become mums.

That has pulled them all together again. There’s a sisterhood feel about them,’ she noted.

Viva Forever will not be a tribute show, she added. ‘It will be fictionalised, but you would feel you were getting the sense of a story, about a group of women, that you knew was very much related to the music.


It is expected to open in London within the next two to three years.





jesus take the wheel!
Image and video hosting by TinyPic


sauce
http://www.nowmagazine.co.uk/celebrity-news/439453/spice-girls-musical-is-finally-confirmed

Favorite memories, songs and or moments? The reunion tour was the shit. They need to do another one!
Cordy

Jen Garner and Ben Affleck thinking about having another baby

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Ben Affleck is begging wife Jennifer Garner to get pregnant one more time and give him the son he's desperate for.

The couple have two daughters, Violet, four, and 12-month-old Seraphina, and Affleck is keen for a baby boy to complete the trio.

But Garner is reluctant to abandon the pre-pregnancy figure she worked so hard to achieve.

The actress tells Us Weekly, "Ben would like a boy, but I don't want another baby right now."

And Garner's friends are on her side, one pal telling the star, "You don't want to do that all over again. You worked hard to get your body back."

Source
Picture source
Ben and Jen with a boy would be adorable.
girl
  • seishin

David Tennant = Bilbo Baggins?



When we first saw the news that David Tennant had left the cast of Burke And Hare, we thought it was pretty weird.

After all, Tennant's only at the start of his post-TARDIS film career, surely he shouldn't already be backing out of projects at the last minute.

Especially ones that sound as awesome as Burke And Hare. He was a title character (Hare) for Daleks' sake.

That is, unless the thing he's going on to do is guaranteed to be absolutely massive. Something he couldn't turn down. A career-maker. A Hobbit.

If you look closely at Simon Pegg's lovely (but sadly now deleted) Tweet that broke the story, the clues are there.

“David Tennant had to drop out of B&H but by sheer glorious serendipity a legend of Middle Earth and Skull Island has come aboard. Welcome AS"


So, Tennant has to drop out - presumably because he's been offered a role he can't turn down - and the Tweet that announces it contains both a reference to Middle Earth and confirmation that the person replacing him will be someone who has a far more flexible Hobbit filming schedule (Andy Serkis).

Tennant would be an absolutely perfect fit for Jackson's LOTR universe.

He's a brilliant British thesp who's unknown enough in Hollywood not to bring baggage to Baggins, yet who still has a massive fantasy following. He's as at home spouting Shakespearian soliloquies as he is fighting giant spiders.

And we can totally see him getting on with the new boy Guillermo del Toro.

We’re calling it. If David Tennant isn’t Bilbo, we’ll eat a second breakfast.

If he is, what do you think? If he isn’t, who should be?

Source: Total Film


Yes please.
george jetson

Rihanna's latest boyfriend too has a violent past

Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Barbadian singer Rihanna seems to attract trouble, as her new boyfriend has been revealed to have a "violent and abusive" past.

Rihanna, 21, is currently dating LA Dodgers star Matt Kemp, and an ex-girlfriend of his, actress Felisha Terrell, 30, has revealed his violent past and claims that she took a restraining order out against him in June 2008.

"He is violent and I am afraid. He repeatedly made me scared and gets in my face. He is threatening to take all the items I purchased and try to destroy my property," the Mirror quoted her as saying.

"He brings his friends driving up and down the street to try and intimidate me. I am very fearful. He has other people calling me and stalking me," she added.

Terrell, in her application for the restraining order, claimed that Matt was "kicked out of a club for fighting with a woman - I am afraid his behavior will turn towards me since we are no longer dating".

yahoo

Diego Luna & Camila Sodi Expecting Second Child



Reports have been confirmed that Diego Luna's wife, Camila Sodi, is expecting the couple's second child.

Sodi, 23, is known in Mexico for starring in a handful of films and the 2004 telenovela Inocente de Ti, as well as for her famous family (her aunt is Thalía). She and Luna were married on Feb. 5, 2008. Their first son Jerónimo was born on Aug. 9 of the same year.

Luna, 30, recently confirmed the news via a public statement:

“Queremos confirmar a través de este comunicado que Camila y yo estamos esperando nuestro segundo hijo. La noticia la hemos festejado muchísimo y le ha traído una gran alegría a nuestras vidas.”

"We want to confirm through this communication that Camila and I are expecting our second child. We've celebrated the news and it has brought great joy to our lives."

These two are wasting no time in the babymaking department! We can't blame Sodi, she's clearly just enjoying their newlywed phase...a LOT!

Source
dig my grave with a silver spade

Swans to reunite, Michael Gira holding some doofy contest, is all pissy as usual


Wanna Be an Executive Producer on the New Swans Comeback Album?


Michael Gira: "THIS IS NOT A REUNION"


Wanna Be an Executive Producer on the New Swans Comeback Album?

As we reported last week, the legendary New York postpunk crew Swans is getting back together for a new album and tour. Frontman Michael Gira is financing the new album with sales of I Am Not Insane, a limited edition CD/DVD package, which features demos of songs that might make their way onto the Swans album.


Gira is now selling I Am Not Insane on the website for his label, Young God Records, and he's making it available for a number of different pricing tiers. For $100 or more, you get to be listed as an executive producer on the Swans album. (Thanks to KM Brooks for the tip.)


Yup, for the rest of your life, you'd get to list "Swans executive producer" on your resume, which would be pretty cool. All the details on I Am Not Insane and its different pricing tiers are here.


Also, Gira has released a long statement explaining why he decided to reform Swans. Apparently, it all came down to a single moment: "There was a point a few years ago during a particular show when I was on tour with Angels of Light, with Akron/Family serving as the backing band. It was during the song 'The Provider'. Seth's guitar was sustaining one open chord (very loudly), rising to a peak, then crashing down again in a rhythm that could have been the equivalent of a deep and soulful act of copulation. The whole band swayed with this arc. Really was like riding waves of sound. I thought right then, 'You know, Michael, Swans wasn't so bad after all...'"


He adds, "THIS IS NOT A REUNION. It's not some dumb-ass nostalgia act. It is not repeating the past. lol ok After five Angels of Light albums, I needed a way to move FORWARD, in a new direction, and it just so happens that revivifying the idea of Swans is allowing me to do that."


Read the full statement here.



source

Oh Michael Gira, you are so cute when you try to be badass

Up Next For Sigourney Weaver: Aging Stripper

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Sigourney Weaver is set to play a stripper in her next film. The ‘Avatar’ star has revealed she is set to sign up for a new project in which she will portray an exotic dancer dealing with getting older.


“There’s a project which sees me as an aging stripper. But I can’t say a lot about that one. It’s going to be a surprise! I’m also playing the leading role in a film by Nicholas Roeg.”


The actress has no issues with the role because she feels "sexier than ever". She added in an interview with Tele 5:


“I feel sexier than ever. I used to be really insecure. I hope I’ll live up to a 100 years. I never wanted to be like James Dean – die young and be famous afterwards.”
“I don’t try to look young at all costs. Why should you cast a 55 year old looking like a 35 year old, when you can cast a 35 year old to begin with? If you look like 55 and feel comfortable with it, you will get casted. My roles have become more interesting with time.”

source

Stars up for grabs

9 minutes of Sympathy For Delicious

9 minutes worth of footage from Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut "Sympathy For Delicious" has landed online and promises a gritty, realistic, edgy if not slightly surreal tale of sex, drugs and rock 'n roll. Be forewarned, the footage seems like a complete summary of the film and appears to have some major spoilers in there so may want to hold off on watching it all the way through.

Written by and starring Christopher Thornton, the film follows a paraplegic DJ who acquires the ability to heal, only to prostitute his new-found powers for sex, drugs and rock 'n roll. From what we can glean from the clips Ruffalo plays a priest who tries to advise Thornton on what to do with his powers; Juliette Lewis is a groupie/band member; Orlando Bloom appears to be a hard partying Brit rocker while Laura Linney plays a nun*. As we previously reporterd (sic), Montreal's Besnard Lakes will be scoring with musical contributions from members of the Mars Volta and Shiny Toy Guns.

We dig the grimy, low key aesthetic of the film, and the performances look first rate. We're curious to see how this one turns out.


The source will heal you

OK Laura Linney does NOT play a nun. The Beaver looks so cute in a his priest collar but IDK about "first rate performances." How much did you love these two in You Can Count On Me, ONTD?
Trio Trio

Ashley Greene Talks Masculine Features

 


She’s among the hottest ladies in young Hollywood, but Ashley Greene insists that she has some pretty masculine features.

And in a recent interview, the “Twilight” babe told press she has considered hiring a male actor to stand in for her during her scenes.

“I might ask for a male body double because I have broad shoulders, but definitely not because I have two sets of sexual organs.”

As for her future plans, Ashley mused, “What would I like to be doing in 10 years? I’ll be 32. Maybe having a baby. No, I think something along the lines of doing a really incredible, inspiring film with a strong female character. I think when I’m around 32, I’ll be up for things like that.”

source
Trio Trio

lol okay .

Justin Bieber Wants to Make Beautiful Music with Taylor Swift

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

As he continues to see his star rise, Justin Bieber has voiced his desire to be able to work with fellow young star, country singer Taylor Swift.

Chatting with press during his UK tour, the 15-year-old tells, “I would love to work with Taylor in the future. She’s a great writer, songwriter, musician, singer, so she’s an all-round great person. I think it would be great.”

Funnily enough, Justin actually had a bit of an unfortunate incident during a past experience while onstage with Miss Swift.

“I actually broke my foot on stage performing with Taylor Swift,” Justin said. “I was opening up for her, which was a lot of fun — although it definitely wasn’t fun when I broke my foot. I was running and there was a little dip in the stage, and I rolled my ankle and broke it. I finished the song but it was still a great night.”

source
una healy; the saturdays

Caitlin Crosby wants you to embrace your flaws

She created this video to highlight men and women, including Crosby, showing off their natural beauty. Many have contributed to the video and website campaign, including Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jordin Sparks, Zachary Levi, Margaret Cho, American Idol's Jason Castro, Russell Simmons, Linda & Brooke Hogan, Brie Larson, Emily Osment as well as hundreds of fans who want to show off their flaws. View the video and more at www.caitlincrosby.com and www.loveyourflawz.com


Source

What are your flaws?
DM; all
  • recoil_

TV Ratings Wednesday



American Idol of course led the night with a 9.8/27 rating/share with adults 18-49 and 26.73 million viewers. The new episode of Human Target performed almost identically to the encore of it's pilot the night before. In the 8pm hour Idol was up a few percent vs. last week and flat vs. the same night one year ago. FOX has to be happy about that.

Modern Family was up 24% from last week with adults 18-49, and Cougar Town was up 10%. Modern Family’s 4.1 was the best outing since it’s premiere on September 23, 2009 and hit series highs with adults 18-34 and women 18-34. Cougar Town had its best adult 18-49/18-34 numbers since September 30, 2009.

Criminal Minds had a big night at 9pm with 4.3 adults 18-49 rating — up almost 14 percent versus last week.

The Jay Leno Show’s 1.2 adults 18-49 rating was down about 20% from last week. You won’t have him to kick around at 10pm for much longer. Conan’s Tonight Show pulled a 2.0 rating in the local markets with People Meters — NBC’s best performance of the night, including primetime.



Source

I watched Modern Family. What did you watch, ONTD?
Ms. Michonne

Don't Hate The Playa, NBC, Hate The Game

NBC Pulls Conan's Crazy Expensive Bugatti Clip Off Internet


Note: The pic is a link to a website containing the clip in question. Sorry, I can't embed it!



--NBC pulled Conan O'Brien's devious Bugatti Veyron Mouse sketch from last night's "full episode" replay of the Tonight Show on NBC.com and Hulu — apparently unwilling to pay royalties for Conan's "crazy expensive" car-starring sketch. Video evidence below.

As if renting (there's no way he actually paid to buy it) and rolling out a mouse-costumed $1.5 million Bugatti Veyron wasn't already an extravagance, playing the original Rolling Stones recording of "Satisfaction" on top of it certainly costs a pretty penny for each time it airs. However, don't expect that to happen.

We just went to NBC.com and Hulu to watch last night's horribly mislabeled "Full Episode" and we found a lead-in skit about the hamsters and then... commercial!

When you get back from the commercial they jump to the first guest, Adam Sandler, who even jokes "That song cost some money." What song, Adam? What song?

The clip is clearly missing, but you can still see video of the Bugatti Veyron Mouse sketch right here. (Hat tip to everyone who sent us this!)

Source
dw | carbon prevails

Kanye Not Allowed to Help Haiti



Popeater's Rob Shuter reports that Kanye West is among the only top stars not invited to appear on tomorrow's George Clooney–organized telethon for Haiti. "After what he said on the Katrina telethon and the way he behaved at the MTV Video Music Awards, everyone agrees it's just best that he does not participate," says a producer. "Kanye has to make everything about himself. He will do anything to steal the spotlight and, well, this night it's just not about him." Can't he answer telephones or help move some cables or something?

NY Mag
A-Seyfried >> *sigh*

EDIT: Two New 'Dear John' Clips


Another sneak peek at forthcoming "Dear John" has been shared through a new clip. Making its way out via Trailer Park Movies, the snippet which is introduced by lead actor Channing Tatum features him begging to Amanda Seyfried to say what she wants from him so that he could stay with her.

 
ETA: Added another clip from Hulu.
Source

I've managed to avoid movies that star Channing Tatum, so I've never really seen him act until now and jfc... he is a seriously terrible actor.

Glee's Dianna Agron joins cast of Burlesque!

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

She’s the most famous knocked-up former cheerleader and celibacy-club president on TV. But Dianna Agron—a.k.a. Quinn Fabray, Glee’s sometimes lovable, occasionally manipulative deposed queen bee—nearly bailed on her audition for the show. “I was so nervous,” Agron admits. With her all-American beauty, Agron certainly looked the part, but the producers wondered if she appeared too innocent. “They told me to come back with straight hair and to dress sexier,” she says. “Later that week, I started work.” As the top-rated Glee wraps its first season, the 23-year-old Agron has already completed several films—including The Romantics, an indie flick starring Anna Paquin, Katie Holmes, and Candice Bergen; and Burlesque, a musical headlined by Cher and Christina Aguilera. Agron also writes screenplays; her first, the story of a 28-year-old man’s relationships with three women, is already in development. While Agron’s scripts aren’t purely autobiographical, her experiences growing up Eloise-style in a high-end hotel—in her case, a San Francisco Hyatt where her father worked as general manager—provided her with plenty of fodder. “I got to see many walks of life—politicians, athletes, Tony Robbins,” she explains. “It was the ultimate fishbowl.


Source: http://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/dianna-agron/
nayallah

The Bad Girls Club: Miami is coming your way


Just half way through a phenomenal fourth season, Oxygen made network history Tuesday night with this week's "Bad Girls Club" episode becoming the first-ever Oxygen telecast to draw over two million total viewers, and delivering Oxygen's most watched telecast ever among all key demos, according to Nielsen Media Research. On the heels of the record-breaking numbers, "Bad Girls Club" also has been renewed for a fifth season AND, for the first time ever, the Bad Girls leave LA for the hot beaches of Miami.

The green light of season five comes as this week's episode of "Bad Girls Club" season four became the sixth telecast in Oxygen history to draw more than one million, A18-49 and the first to draw over one million, W18-49. The telecast recorded 1,380,000, A18-49; 978,000, A18-34; 755,000, W18-34; 1,048,000, W18-49 and 2,095,000 total viewers. Compared to the prior episode (1/12/10), Tuesday's episode was up +22% among A18-49 (1,380,000 vs. 1,130,000), +27% among W18-49 (1,048,000 vs. 823,000), +25% among W18-34 (755,000 vs. 606,000) and +21% among total viewers (2,095,000 vs. 1,734,000).

"Bad Girls Club on Tuesdays has become a destination for W18-34 and W18-49 on-air, online, on Facebook, on Twitter and pretty much everywhere else," said Jason Klarman, General Manager, Oxygen Media.

From Bunim-Murray, the groundbreaking producers of "The Real World," "Bad Girls Club" is currently casting for the new season and looking for some local flavor, holding a casting call in Miami, Saturday, January 23 at Gordon Biersch from 11am-5pm.

"Our audience has made 'Bad Girls Club' our biggest hit ever on air and on line - and it keeps getting bigger, week to week, season to season," said Amy Introcaso-Davis, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development for Oxygen Media. "So what better spot to continue the party than in Miami? "

"Every time Bunim-Murray Productions has taken a series to Miami, we've been embraced by the city and its people and had huge ratings, so we're excited about bringing yet another series to the city," said Executive Producer and Bunim-Murray Chairman, Jon Murray.

www.thefutoncritic.com/news.aspx
cute smile

Are Becks Balls Really That Golden?

David Beckham Gets Felt Up on the Streets of Milan

It gets interesting around 1:30
 

Italian TV presenter Elena Di Cioccio, wanted to find out if Becks' bulge of wonder in his Armani ads is 100% natural, so she decided to check for herself. Elena slipped on a pair of rubber gloves and waited outside of his hotel until he came out. While Becks was busy talking to the press, Elena gave him a "cough and drop" test (without the cough).
 

After Elena molested Becks' business, he backed away, threw hot daggers at her face with his eyes, and his security jumped in. It wasn't not funny to Becks, but Elena kept the joke going. She said to the cameras, "I touched it but it's small. David you have conned us all. What did you use cotton wool? It's all a trick."

The stunt aired on the comedy show Le Iene. A source close to the show tells Metro that they were just having a laugh, "It was just a joke and we hope that Beckham took it in the spirit it was meant."

Dlisted

*UPDATE* Italian Channel Apologizes for David Beckham Prank

An Italian television channel has apologized for a prank in which a female presenter attempted to grab David Beckham between the legs.

The AC Milan midfielder was visibly angered when Elena Di Cioccio, who fronts the popular show Le Iene (The Hyenas) on Italia Uno, made her move while the football player was being interviewed by another person Wednesday. Security immediately hustled the 34-year-old Beckham into a nearby hotel.

Beckham is on loan at Milan from the Los Angeles Galaxy. He has started all three league matches in 2010 and is expected to play in Sunday's derby against Inter Milan.

Beckham's spokesman Simon Oliveira says he has "no issue with it. It did surprise him at the time, but David saw it for what it was -- harmless fun."

Sports Illustrated
conan o'bobo

Mad Man Woos Ugly Betty

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Betty Suarez is officially on the rebound.

Mad Men’s Rich Sommer has landed a potentially recurring role on Ugly Betty as a love interest for the show’s suddenly-single heroine, sources confirm to me exclusively.

Sommer, who is in between Mad Men seasons, will play Jimmy, a Seth Rogen-esque fireman who goes on what an Ugly insider calls “the date from hell” with Betty.

Sommer’s first episode is slated to air in March.

In related news, let’s observe a moment of silence in memory of Matt and Betty.

Source
Ani: Amazon Warrior

Shakira announces Haiti school initiative to aid recovery


Prior to her performance on the Hope for Haiti Now Telethon, Shakira announced today an initiative to build a new school in Haiti through her Barefoot Foundation.  The Foundation will work in partnership with Architecture for Humanity to build the school and NGO partners to provide education, school feeding, clean water and sanitation services.  Foundation board member Howard Buffett, World Food Program Ambassador Against Hunger and chairman of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, will fund the school feeding component of the initiative and other related services. 

“There is a great need for immediate aid in Haiti, but also for longer-term reconstruction,” said Shakira. “For that reason, we are doing our small part to help Haiti rebuild and give the children affected by this disaster the chance to learn and thrive. I hope we can use some of what we’ve learned working in Colombia to help Haiti’s children recover.  When we educate children we empower societies, and right now Haiti needs all of our help.”

The Barefoot Haiti School will be modeled after the work of the Fundación Pies Descalzos, the Colombia-based Foundation Shakira founded which provides education, nutrition and psychological support to over six thousand Colombian children displaced by violence.   

“School feeding will be a critically important tool to ensuring the health of Haiti’s children - and their attendance at school,” said Buffett.  “Our foundation is proud to partner with Shakira on this incredibly important effort.”

The Barefoot Foundation will partner with Architecture for Humanity, a nonprofit design services firm dedicated to building a more sustainable future through the power of professional design.  “It is vital to rebuild the educational infrastructure of Haiti. We urgently need to restore a sense of normalcy in these young hearts and minds and not allow this tragedy to dictate how they see their future. With this coalition of support we can build a holistic school that will inspire and encourage Haiti’s next generation of leaders” said Cameron Sinclair, executive director of Architecture for Humanity.

source

Snooks and The Situation dish on Jersey Shore

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Mike "The Situation" and Nicole "Snooki" from The Jersey Shore called into Ryan Seacrest's KIIS FM radio show Thursday morning to dish about the runaway hit MTV show.

The Situation hasn't got time for the haters of the show, pointing out that, "You can't please everybody out there. If you don't like it that's why they created the channel change, or remote control."

Ryan asked Snooki about her many hook-ups with guys, it seems she changes her guys like her underwear! Snooks defends herself though, saying, "I'm single!" And going on to say she's "just making out" and "not having sex" with them all.

Collapse )

CLICK FOR AUDIO

source

tonights the season finale u guise :(
Trio Trio

The Runaways & WTTR @ #Sundance .

Image and video hosting by TinyPic


It’s one of the biggest events of the year for the movie industry, and the Sundance Film Festival kicks off today (January 21) in Park City, Utah.

As with every year, the mountainside town is already beginning to fill up with a plethora of celebrities eager to see the latest film projects in the pipeline.

One of the biggest attractions at this year’s festival is Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart’s feature “The Runaways.”

Beginning this Sunday, “The Runaways” will be screening at 6:30pm at the Eccles Theater. They’ll also be showing it on Monday, Thursday, Saturday at various locales. The Sundance Film Festival wraps up on January 31st.


Here’s a new clip of Kristen Stewart in her upcoming film Welcome to the Riley’s which will premier January 23 at the Sundance Film Festival.





source | source

Kristen is confused by the Haters

Dair Met Steps Hands
  • ky02121

CNN Is Tired of Aniston's Fauxmances

CNN vs Jennifer Aniston



People Magazine may be buying up all the real estate inside Jennifer Aniston’s ass but CNN has taken a decidedly different approach. Which is very surprising. And amazingly smutty. Mainstream outlets don’t usually go for the snark. Theirs is the clean and friendly approach. This why the Blog began to grow. Because you, me, the collective We were sick of the celebrity press machine spinning bullsh-t covered in sugar.

However CNN’s Showbiz Tonight the other night sounded more like a gossip blog than an entertainment tv show. Thanks to Sarah for the link.

They devoted 9 MINUTES to breaking down the Aniston Fraud.


What?

Yes. 9 minutes of what they call her Love Hoax, straight up calling her out on her PR shenanigans, suggesting that Fabulous at 40! pretends to date people only when she has to sell a movie.

What???

Yes. They discussed her “attention-seeking antics” on the heels of her Golden Globes
“flirtation” with Spittle Gerard Butler to promote The Bounty Hunter, comparing it to her convenient Oscar date with John Mayer last year for the release of He’s Just Not That Into You. Then they introduced what they christened the Jennifer Aniston Pre-Movie Checklist noting 3 patented plays that Team Aniston always puts on the field when she wants you to see her at the movies. These plays are as follows:

1. Date a famous guy.
2. Racy magazine photos.
3. Tell-all interview about Brad Pitt


As if all that wasn’t enough, CNN then invited two panellists onto the program to collectively analyse Aniston’s famewhore game together. FULL FRONTAL ASSAULT.

This is almost unprecedented. All in good fun, but it’s extremely rare. And she’ll hear about it too. Stephen Huvane will hear about it and he will punish CNN. He’ll shut them out of her junket room, he’ll kick them off her carpet...

This is how the game works, this is why so many mainstream agencies have to stick their fingers down their throats to be nice. Journalistic freedom? Please. Not with the A list.

Which is why segments like these are so rare. Enjoy it while you can



sauce
David Thewlis - Scruffy bemused

Anna Friel dumps her glam stage door style to become a punk princess



Every night during her four month stint in the West End, Anna Friel was the epitome of chic as she left the Theatre Royal Haymarket in a collection of stylish outfits.

But after wrapping her final performance as Holly Golightly on January 9, it appears the actress has ditched the glam for more unlikely look... a punk princess.

The former Brookside star, 33, went for a Vivienne Westwood-esque look last night as she stepped out in a skull and crossbones 'punk' jumper and yellow tartan wrap skirt.

With barely any make-up on and her hair hanging loose and natural, casual Anna looked a far cry from her immaculate appearance during her Breakfast At Tiffany's run.


The mother-of-one debuted her new look as she joined her statuesque Breakfast At Tiffany's co-star Gwendoline Christie at the opening night of The Caretaker at Trafalgar Studios in London.

Collapse )

source
dumbledar

Tarantino adds Avatar to his Top 11 Films of 2009

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Yes, this is a weird update, but I always love hearing what Quentin Tarantino has to say, even if it's sometimes quite crazy. So back in December, Tarantino unveiled his Top 8 movies of 2009. It was an odd list and actually incomplete, because Tarantino hadn't seen every movie from that year that he wanted to. Well, Tarantino has now seen everything and has quickly put together a final list. It showed up in British tabloid writer Baz Bamigboye's Daily Mail update (via The Playlist and contains most of those old films as well as some interesting new ones. "My movie aside, I cannot NOT list Avatar at the top," Tarantino said.
Collapse )

source
Cordy

David Henrie gets silly with Selma Avenue Elementary

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

David Henrie surrounds himself with a group of students from Selma Avenue Elementary school in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon (January 20).

The 21-year-old actor teamed up with L.A.’s Best to do the improv workshop with head instructor Ezra Weisz from the Bang Comedy Theater and Improv Studio.

David is helping to launch the pilot program which provides after school education, enrichment and recreation programs to grade school children in vulnerable neighborhoods. A classroom of kids got the chance to practice self esteem and confidence exercises with David and have a little childish fun with the young actor.

Collapse )

Princess Liza is confirmed to join the cast of Ugly Betty

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

According to Fox411.com, Tony [/Oscar/Grammy/Golden Globe/Emmy] Award-winner Liza Minnelli is officially set to join the cast of 'Ugly Betty' on ABC this season. Insiders tell Fox411.com that Minnelli will appear in several episodes and will be playing Lena Korkinka, Justin's (Mark Indelicato) high school drama teacher.

Fox411.com reports that Minnelli will film in Brooklyn, NY from January 28th until February 12th.

Sources tell Fox411.com that Minnelli will be playing "an outrageous drama teacher and it is going to be fun! Liza is excited to be playing another off-the-wall character like Lucille 2 on 'Arrested Development'."

Collapse )

source

I have no interest in Ugly Betty, but I will tune in for Liza. I wish she would just cater to my tastes and appear on 30 Rock and Big Love instead.
  • lori22

George Clooney Plans to Announce His Donation During Haiti Telethon

George Clooney to Donate $1 Mil on Haiti Telethon


By:
Roger Friedman   //   Thursday January 21, 2010

George Clooney is going to put his money where his mouth is.

 

On Friday night’s telethon, sources tell me that the star of “Up in the Air” and “The Fantastic Mr. Fox” is planning to open the show by donating $1 million of his own money to Haiti relief.

 

This is in addition to, and separate from, the $1 million donation his group Not On Our Watch made last week. (Group members include Don Cheadle, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, David Pressman, and Jerry Weintraub.)

 

Clooney’s rep didn’t return calls, but I’m told the plan is solid. A friend tells me that the actor is doing it to inspire others into action.

And who knows what will happen because of this? Clooney’s Hollywood pals like Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio will be taking calls from donors during the two hour telethon. They may also decide to step up and make big donations. Pitt has already made a large donation with Angelina Jolie to Doctors without Borders.

 

Other stars who’ve made big donations to Haiti Relief in the last week include Sandra Bullock, who put in $1 million herself, and Madonna, with $250,000. John Travolta offered a plane of supplies and Scientology ministers.
 

 

Collapse )
RiRi

'Pants on the Ground' Singer Larry Platt Offered Record Deal

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

62-year-old Larry Platt who claims his fame across the U.S. after auditioning "American Idol" in Atlanta has been offered a record deal by Jake Records. Thus, his self-written track "Pants on the Ground" which is currently sweeping the nation may be released sometime soon.

"General Larry Platt has an energy about him that is infectious," the company's CEO Scott Thomas praised the veteran. "We'd love to work with Mr. Platt to generate some exposure for his original song, but also the causes that he holds near and dear to him."

Though failing to receive a golden ticket from the Idol singing show, Larry Platt successfully made judge Randy Jackson to get up, sing and dance with him at the end of his audition. This catchy tune also gave Simon Cowell "a horrible feeling that song could be a hit."

More and more American people are infected by Larry's song as his audition footage hit the YouTube and garnered thousand views. From the video-sharing website, it was brought to the locker room by Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre and invaded the small screen once again as Jimmy Fallon covered it on his show, and the ladies from "The View" invited Larry to perform it on their talk show.

SOURCE

I can't decide if this is just gonna be another William Hung or actually something awesome

'Twilight's' Rachelle Lefevre Settles into Life with Two New Rescue Pups

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Rachelle Lefevre is not one to break New Year's resolutions. Just three days after a Dec. 30 Tweet announcing that she planned to adopt a dog, the Twilight star and actor-boyfriend Jamie Thomas King went to Baldwin Park, a Los Angeles-area high-kill shelter, and rescued not one but two pups! "They were both on the 'at risk' list," Lefevre tells PEOPLEPets.com. "If no one rescued them within the week they were going to be put down." In an instant, cocker spaniel Momma Bear and miniature poodle Jack Sprat were given a second chance at life.

Lefevre, a big proponent of animal rescue, lost her dog Honey on Dec. 17. "Jamie and I miss her every day and still talk about her all the time," she says. "When you take on the responsibility of an animal you know that if nature goes according to plan, then most likely you will outlive them — it's just part of the deal." So Lefevre decided that rescuing a new pooch (or two!) would honor Honey in the sweetest way.
Collapse )

ONTDers.show us your pets!
Cordy

Excerpt of PARADE Magazine's interview with Jen Garner

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

In this week's issue of PARADE, Jennifer Garner talks to Jeanne Wolf about striking the right balance between box-office stardom and raising daughters Violet, 4, and Seraphina, 1. Plus, how she and husband Ben Affleck keep their love alive.

Check out the excerpts below, then visit Parade.com on Friday (Jan. 22) for the full interview.
Collapse )




Collapse )
fuck the mcu

Andrea Arnold takes on Wuthering Heights

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Andrea Arnold, the Oscar-winning British film-maker behind Red Road and Fish Tank, is stepping in to direct the new film adaptation of Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, Variety reports.

Arnold will direct from Olivia Hetreed's adaptation of the novel – a first for the director, who wrote the hard-hitting scripts for both her acclaimed feature films.

Explaining the hiring yesterday, producer Robert Bernstein said: "Andrea has previously said that the only book she would ever direct would be Wuthering Heights, because of the passionate, impossible love story at its centre and its elements of class divide," he said. "It's a very lucky coincidence for us that we've found each other."

Arnold, who won an Academy Award for best live-action short for her film Wasp in 2005, takes over from Peter Webber, director of Girl With a Pearl Earring. He left the project in December, having stepped in to replace The Edge of Love's John Maybury, who dropped out of the project last summer. Natalie Portman, Abbie Cornish and Gemma Arterton have all been linked to the part of Brontë's heroine, Cathy Earnshaw.

Speaking to the Guardian last year, Bernstein acknowledged that the film success of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga – itself heavily indebted to Brontë's enduring story – had played a part in the project getting off the ground. "The Twilight factor is extremely helpful to Wuthering Heights," he said. "It's clearly in the zeitgeist. Why is anybody's guess, but people are absolutely obsessed with this doomed, romantic love that can only be achieved beyond death, or in the case of Twilight, by becoming a vampire."

Source

WTF. Stop comparing Twifail to Wuthering Heights. Just stop.
Who would you cast ONTD?
Stassi

Vampire Diaries returns tonight!

Episode Thirteen screencaps-Children of the Damned and a bunch of interviews
Image and video hosting by TinyPic
MORE SECRETS OF THE SALVATORE FAMILY HISTORY ARE REVEALED
In flashbacks, Stefan and Damon recall the long-ago actions taken by townspeople including their father, Giuseppe Salvatore, and Pearl, leading to the devastating events that caused the rift in their relationship. In the present, Bonnie’s date with Ben takes a frightening turn. Elena helps Stefan as he and Damon race to find the missing journal that belonged to Elena’s ancestor. Stefan learns the reason behind Alaric’s interest in both the journal and the town’s history. Damon discovers that an old acquaintance has returned to town with an agenda he understands.
Collapse )
1D - Niall the hipster

sharkboy to get hit by a football

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Taylor Lautner Will Compete in Celebrity Super Bowl Feb. 6

Are you ready to watch avid football fan Taylor Lautner throw around some pigskin Feb 6? If so, book your flights to Miami now, because DirectTV has confirmed to HollywoodLife.com that Twilight’s gorgeous wereboy is leading a pack of Hollywood’s most gorgeous men in a game of flag football in Miami Feb. 6.

The other beautiful boys competing (hopefully alongside and not against Taylor – his muscles are things to be both envied and feared!) are Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford, Entourage’s Kevin Dillon and Christian Slater, as well as a handful of pro NFL players.

But playing with the greats isn’t Taylor’s only reason for wanting to hit the Bowl. HollywoodLife.com overheard Wolf Boy predicting to Glee star Matthew Morrison at Summit’s Golden Globes party Jan. 17 that he’s confident whichever team brings home the NFC championship this weekend will be the ones to walk away with the Super Bowl ring.

As much as we want to trust your opinion Taylor, how about we make this more interesting? Shall we wager a little bet?

SOURCE

Image and video hosting by TinyPic
nayallah

NBC: Leno's gonna be a hit


NBC Entertainment Chairman Jeff Gaspin told EW.com that he expects Jay Leno “will be competitive” when he returns to The Tonight Show on March 1 and — despite the wave of pro-Conan O’Brien sentiment — that he will not have trouble luring stars to his old stomping grounds. (NBC just announced today that O’Brien will leave the franchise tomorrow and Leno will take back the hosting gig he previously held from May 1992 to May of last year.) “Jay has been booking guests for 18 years, and while there might be a guest or two who favors Conan who doesn’t want to come on, there are also guests who Leno has that don’t like to go on Conan,” said Gaspin. “I think we will be fine.”

Gaspin is equally as optimistic about the challenge of convincing viewers to return to the franchise now that Leno is back. Up until O’Brien took over the show, The Tonight Show under Leno consistently dominated the 11:30 p.m. time slot and was a cash cow for NBC. “I think we will take a slightly different tact than when we were announcing The Jay Leno Show at 10,” explains Gaspin of the new marketing plans. “I suspect we’ll do it with some humor and a wink, not a sledgehammer. We will certainly be more subtle. Fortunately, the positive side of this public battle is that everybody knows what is going on, so you don’t have to create awareness. All we have to do is gently remind people when it starts. We’ll have the Olympics as a platform to let people know that Jay will be back on The Tonight Show starting March 1.”

As for NBC’s agreement to let O’Brien seek employment as early as September, Gaspin wouldn’t comment, but an insider close to the negotiations said the network ultimately compromised because it was eager to wrap up the contentious negotiations. The source says it was the language in the deal that slowed the process, not the actual deal terms, which included O’Brien walking away with a cash settlement of more than $30 million, and his staff receiving severance as well.

hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/01/21/nbc-execs-jay-leno-conan-obrien-tonight-show/
george jetson

Rihanna to Perform ‘Stranded’ in Haiti Telethon

Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Rihanna says she will perform a new song called “Stranded” with rapper Jay-Z and U2’s The Edge and Bono at Friday’s “Hope for Haiti” telethon in London.

During the taping of a Norwegian talk show in Oslo on Thursday, the R&B superstar said she feels drawn to the cause because of Haiti’s proximity to her home country of Barbados.

“In the Caribbean, we think of ourselves as one big family, one country,” Rihanna told the host of the show, Fredrik Skavlan. “We’re all together. We all represent each other.”

She said she felt “great sadness” when thinking about the humanitarian disaster that struck Haiti following a Jan. 12 earthquake.

“It’s like it happened to Barbados,”
she said.

“Hope For Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief” will be an international event. Haitian native Wyclef Jean will anchor the show from New York, while George Clooney will do so from Los Angeles. Coldplay is also to perform from London.

The funds raised from the benefit will be donated to several relief organizations, including UNICEF, Oxfam America and Partners in Health.

rd
rizzo

Brock Lesnar Hates Canada

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar announced his "miracle" recovery from a career-threatening digestive disease Wednesday while slamming the health care he received in Canada after falling sick during a hunting trip.

Lesnar said his U.S. doctors were "dumbfounded" at his success in beating diverticulosis and avoiding major surgery to remove part of his colon.

Collapse )

http://news.aol.ca/article/ufcs-lesnar-slams-canadian-health-care/772901/?icid=main|www.aol.com|dl1|link5|http://news.aol.ca/article/ufcs-lesnar-slams-canadian-health-care/772901/

I'm from the States, but I go to school in Ontario. Due to this, I felt I needed to make this post so that people can bash him XD.
george jetson

Willie from Day 26 Preps New Mixtape

Image and video hosting by TinyPic
On Sunday, February 14, 2010, singer/songwriter Willie Taylor of the award winning group DAY26 will release his much anticipated mixtape, “Sex Tape” available exclusively on his website www.NoiVakMusic.com. “Sex Tape” is already creating an internet buzz with the leak of the songs “Sex Conversations” and “Knock It Out Park“.

“I am extremely excited about this project as the main purpose of the mixtape is to showcase my abilities as a songwriter and bring awareness to the launch of my label Noivak Music Group,” says Willie. “I want this album to be known as the soundtrack to your bedroom,” he explains. The Noivak Music Group is one of the endeavors that will fall under the already established DAY26 umbrella. “I personally feel that Willie has officially changed the standard of a “mixtape”, this will be played for years to come,” adds Screwface, Manager for DAY26. “Sex Tape” includes productions from B. Simms, Steve Huff, Fred “The Champ” Crawford and Rex, just to name a few.

Willie has co-written and written songs with and for Avant, Joe, Jagged Edge, Ginuwine and of course his group DAY26. As Willie continues to establish himself as a noted songwriter, there is no doubt that the sky is the limit for him as he is preparing to go back in the studio with DAY26 in February to start recording the group’s upcoming third album under Atlantic Records. “I am very proud of my little brother. He’s extremely talented and I feel like the world needs to hear his writing,” mentions Brian Angel, member of DAY26.

source
the sats una

Interview: Amy Acker is Living in a Very HAPPY TOWN

A nice interview where she talks about Happy Town, Cabin In The Woods, mentions working on Dollhouse and Angel. It's a great read, though kinda long.



Collapse )

SOURCE

Love her so much, will be looking forward to Happy Town just cause of her. LOL at her being a Fail Cheerleader, feel free to turn this to a Dollhouse/Angel post as well. And a Fred gif for your time

terry richardson

Lindsay Lohan: "I've learned from my mistakes"



With the recent tragic deaths of her friend Casey Johnson and actress Brittany Murphy, former wild child Lindsay Lohan tells Life & Style not to worry -- she won't be next.

"I've been through my ups and downs and learned from my mistakes," admits the actress, 23. "I'm in a wonderful place mentally, physically and spiritually."

And while Linds has battled accusations of cutting herself in the past, she says a mark on her arm that caused an Internet furor isn't a sign she's self-destructive.

"I've had that scar on my arm for a very long time now -- it's funny it's just being noticed," she says.

"I had surgery a while ago for an injury I had when I was younger, nothing having to do with depression or anything of the sort. Now back off, people! There are more important world issues to focus on!"

source

<3
george jetson

Beyonce Joins MTV's 'Hope For Haiti' Telethon Lineup

Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Beyoncé has been added to the bill for the "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" telethon, airing Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT, upping the star wattage for the already massive event.

Music performances from "Hope for Haiti Now" will be available for purchase and download on the iTunes Store. Beginning on Friday, iTunes customers will be able to exclusively pre-order both the Hope for Haiti Now full performance album ($7.99) and the full two-hour video telecast ($1.99). Pre-orders will be delivered in the days following the telethon. Individual audio performances will also be available for purchase and download for 99 cents each in the days following the telethon. Apple, the record labels and the artists will donate their share of the proceeds to Haiti relief funds managed by "Hope for Haiti Now" charities.

The singer will join husband Jay-Z, Rihanna and U2's Bono and The Edge in London to help raise funds for Haiti in the wake of last week's devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake. Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift, Mary J. Blige and more artists will also perform during the two-hour telecast.
Collapse )
sylvanas

Celebrity Tweets Become Art



Celebrities tweet the dumbest things.

Luckily, their cyber memos get spruced up by Odessa Begay who runs tweetmuseum.com.

At her “Museum Of Celebrity Tweets,” Begay takes the insights stars share on Twitter and creates images to illustrate them.

This includes a picture of Nick Jonas wearing a rocket pack and hanging with a money-eating unicorn after he tweeted, “Such an exciting day. Going to bed now. Goodnight.”

Begay admits that famous folks are “kind of boring” when it comes to the tidbits they share online.

She explains, “Most of their tweets are pretty mundane. So I kind of make it a bit more exciting.”

She especially likes drawing for Twitter user John Mayer because “almost all his tweets make some kind of statement that’s supposed to be deep and spiritual but it’s not.”

However, she steers clear from “TMI” tweets – like Katy Perry who recently wrote about her period – because they have “potential to be gross drawings.”


Collapse )

Source, 2, 3, 4

I'd be interested to see what she could come up with for some of Tila's tweets, tbh...

Also, for people who don't get it, I've heard that by just reading that text that accompanies the pictures, you can usually figure out what's going on. Just a thought.
[Mulan]

THIS LOOKS ‘SHOPPED: VW in Time Out New York

Meet the New Vampire Weekend



Collapse )


Before playing three NYC shows this month, the newly roughed-up band talk about their latest album.

By Cristina Black; Photographs by Dale May

Chris Baio is ripping off a set of shin pads when his hockey getup suddenly reminds him of the most surreal moment of his career. “I was at Madison Square Garden for a Rangers game and our song ‘Mansard Roof’ came over the system during a time-out,” the Vampire Weekend bassist says, sitting down to join his bandmates for our chat. Having shed their own head-to-toe gear, the other three guys start throwing out their favorite arena songs. The consensus is that Queen’s “I Want to Break Free” is the ultimate in hockey rock, though singer Ezra Koenig offers “Slam” by Onyx, and keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij brings up the Outhere Brothers hit “Boom Boom Boom,” admitting he actually had dreams of becoming an arena organist as a child. The whole band is cracking up, apparently quite pleased that they’ve just posed for TONY as scrappy dirtbag hockey players—their idea. One that, they hope, will be a step toward dampening the notion that the band adheres to a strict privileged-prep image, a revision they seem eager to get on with as they release their second album, Contra. “All the early reviews said that we went to Columbia and we were interested in African music,” says Koenig. “Then everything after that had to reference those two things in some way. I hope this record will make it more difficult to reduce us to two descriptors.”

Collapse )

Pictures from Time Out NY scanned by me; Article

NGL, I just wanted to post the pictures.
Chanel//???

It Ain't Easy Bein' Cheesy!



Conan O’Brien may not be the host of The Tonight Show anymore, but the public support for the comedian has never been stronger.

Cheetos partnered with artist Jason Baalman to create this portrait, 5 feet by 4 feet in size and made with 2000 individual Cheetos! The art took 50 bags in three flavors of the cheese curls to create and 3 weeks to complete!

JustJared.com is running this contest exclusively, giving away this one-of-a-kind portrait to one very lucky Conan fan!

HOW TO ENTER - Leave a comment HERE with a valid email address (will not be published) and ONE winner will be chosen at random at the end of the contest. Enter as many times as you want! This contest ends next Thursday, February 4 @ 4:59PM EST. US only. Good luck

JJ
tara

Official trailer for "The Taqwacores"..

...a new movie about an Islamic punk rock movement.




Director Eyad Zahra’s The Taqwacores is ready to hit the big screen and even MTV is abuzz about it. The Official 2010 Selection of the Sundance Film Festival is based on Michael Muhammad Knight’s book by the same name. Check the trailer out and let us know what you think below…

Source

+

Interview with Michael Muhammad Knight. (wiki)



Photobucket

Michael Muhammad Knight is a whole 'nother level of individual. Converting to Islam as a punk teenager, he has spent the majority of his life exploring an outsider groove. His first book, The Taqwacores, started a movement and is now a film competing at Sundance. His latest, Journey to the End of Islam, was released in November on Soft Skull Press. He's currently a graduate student at Harvard.


Collapse )

[The Taqwacores premieres Sun 1.24.10 at the Sundance Film Festival. festival.sundance.org, rumanni.com]

Source


Some parts of the trailer look hella cheesy (as well as the acting), but I'm excited about seeing this tbh
. What do you all think?

Emma Watson >Keira Knightley...oic

 





Emma Watson set to be the new Keira Knightley
 

She's already a global star as Harry Potter's Hermione Granger.

Now experts say her classic but ethereal English beauty could make actress Emma Watson as in demand to model for leading fashion houses as Keira Knightley.

Watson's first fashion campaign, for Burberry, sent its sales soaring by 12 per cent in the final three months of last year to £380 million, smashing forecasts. Trench coats and handbags flew off the shelves after Watson was pictured with them. Burberry has signed her for a second season this spring/summer. The contract finishes in July.

Karl McKeever, brand director at Visual Consultancy, said: “I expect her to be extremely in demand. She could be the next Keira Knightley, who landed one of the Chanel contracts.”

source


gmc

Lindsay Lohan dyes her hair dark brown!



Hollywood stars didn’t let the torrential LA rains Wednesday stop them from continuing to show their support for the devastated country of Haiti. At an exclusive Beverly Hills fundraiser at the home of billionaire Ron Burkle, Lindsay Lohan, Mark Wahlberg, Busta Rhymes, Jeremy Piven, Anthony Kiedis, Flea and many other stars contributed funds and met with Unik Ernst, the founder of the non-profit organization Edeyo, which built a school and ran nutritional programs for children in Port-Au-Prince prior to the horrific earthquake.



source

she looks amazing! thank you teenagewhore for pointing it out first
nayallah

Did someone ask for a TRILOGY?



Betty Broderick wants to be paroled


Betty Broderick, the one-time San Diego socialite convicted of murdering her ex-husband and his wife, has told a parole board she didn't intend to kill anyone.

In a long, rambling commentary Thursday at a hearing in Chino, Broderick says she doesn't remember what happened the day she shot the couple in their bed in 1989. However, she said she felt she had no other choice but to kill them or herself. She says she "couldn't let them win."

The hearing, which was continuing through the afternoon, is Broderick's first date with a parole board in her quest for freedom.

The 62-year-old was convicted in 1991 of second-degree murder and sentenced to 32 years to life in prison. Her story became the subject of a book and two TV movies. She has maintained she was a victim of battered-wife syndrome and was driven to kill by a bitter and prolonged divorce and custody battle.

Collapse )
girl
  • seishin

Did Will Ferrell kill Coco?

The Ferrell curse has now hit three talk shows


Conan O’Brien’s fatal mistake was inviting frat boy comedian Will Ferrell onto his debut on The Tonight Show.

Ferrell has been an inaugural guest on three shows. All three failed shortly thereafter.

He struck first on Will and Grace alum Megan Mullally’s talk show effort in ’06. Ferrell stripped to his underwear. The bit killed. Then Jenny McCarthy came on and was professionally vacuous. Great start! Five months later, the show was canned. By NBC.

In ’07, tennis alum John McEnroe’s show kicked off with Ferrell and Sting. Ferrell killed again, wandering onto a nearby MSNBC set and pretending to read the news.

No word on Sting. Presumably he did the usual – smirk and sing out of key.

Six months later, the show was walked out the back door and put down. By CNBC. McEnroe shifted smoothly from annoying in a studio to re-annoying in a sports booth.

Despite the smell of failure strongly emanating from him, O’Brien invited Ferrell onto his first Tonight Show slot. Pearl Jam came along, too. Maybe they were hoping his aura would put the band out of its misery.

During his interview, Ferrell sang The Jackson 5’s “Never Can Say Goodbye.” That worked on a whole passel of allegorical levels — and hinted darkly that Ferrell understands his own evil power.

Seven months later, O’Brien’s show was ... well, you know. And it was cancelled by ... you guessed it.

Perhaps in the hopes of altering this awful juju, Ferrell will be one of the guests on the final O’Brien Tonight Show on Friday. So will Tom Hanks and Neil Young. It’s not clear which one of those two will die on air.

Source: Toronto Star

Paris Hilton partying in Las Vegas



Paris Hilton didn't let her super-tight dress stop her from showing off her dance moves as she partied in Las Vegas.

The Simple Life star showed off her svelte figure in a sparkly black asymmetrical mini-dress, which showed the strain as the sleeve ripped in several places.

Clearly in the party mood, Hilton jumped up and danced on the white leather sofa of the VIP area, watched by her boyfriend Doug Reinhardt.

Hilton and her on/off boyfriend Reinhardt joined a host of friends to celebrate the launch of ParisHilton.com over a long weekend.

Collapse )
bubbles
  • anenome

Chloe Moretz talks similarities, differences and transformations in 'Let the Right One In' remake



Our “10 in ‘10” series is continuing to roll out all week long, and one of our latest installments features “(500) Days of Summer” star Chloe Moretz – a 12-year-old girl with three films coming out this year, including the eagerly-anticipated remake of the vampire flick “Let the Right One In,” entitled “Let Me In.”

“It’s about a boy who lives in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Growing up, not many people like him, he’s not popular. He’s wimpy, kind of an outcast,” she said of the role played by Kodi Smit-McPhee (“The Road”) in the flick, which is due in theaters October 1st. “Then this girl moves in, she’s totally different… she’s a beast, [being a vampire] is a demon inside of her and she can’t stop it from coming out… when I turn into a vampire, it’s terrifying.”

When she stopped by our studio recently, Moretz spoke up on what’s being changed for the American version directed by “Cloverfield” filmmaker Matt Reeves – and what will remain the same. “I don’t have fangs; but [my teeth] are quite scary. I can’t really say anything about it, but they’re terrifying,” revealed the actress, who recently wrapped production on the film.

“I’m the only vampire. You never meet her maker, who made her a vampire. You have a flashback scene where you get it, but you don’t. It just leaves her background kind of blurry. Because, she’s been around for 250 years.”
Collapse )

source
Christian Bale

HOWARD STERN leaving Sirius?

Howard Stern to Return to Terrestrial Radio?




Howard Stern revealed to Sirius listeners on Thursday that he’s been approached by terrestrial radio about a possible return.

Stern is in the final year of a five-year, $500 million contract with the satellite radio giant.

In an interview with “Bubba The Love Sponge” – a fellow shock jock who moved to Sirius and has since returned to terrestrial airwaves -- Stern said he’s been contacted by several "regular" radio executives, but has not received a “bona fide” offer yet.

“I actually have an offer,” Stern said. “Well, not a bona fide offer, but people have been making them.”

It doesn’t sound like he’s ruling a return to terrestrial radio out, although it might also be pure shock jock posturing in a contract year. Late last year, Sirius Mel Karmazin said he expected as from Stern in 2010.

Stern did not reveal which terrestrial radio stations had approached him, but said “I can’t ever imagine the day where I’d work for Clear Channel.”

The nation’s largest radio conglomerate once dropped Stern’s terrestrial radio broadcast in six markets because of “indecency.”

source
  • jill3rd

All hail Radiohead.

Taken from their Facebook page...


Radiohead for Haiti We're doing a show this Sunday (24th January) to raise funds for the relief effort in Haiti. The venue is The Music Box Theatre at The Fonda in Los Angeles, doors at 7pm. All proceeds are going to the Oxfam Haiti relief fund. We're trying to raise as much money as possible, so tickets will be sold b...y auction at this site from 8pm tonight (Thursday) until 11am Saturday (PST). We're in the middle of recording at the moment, so you'll be catching us on the fly.... but if you're up for it, then we are too.
See you then x





source
  • Current Music
    Home- Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  • Tags
aw eyes

Another Blind Item by Tila Twatquita. Twit. Twat.

BLIND ITEM?

From OfficialTila's Twitter Account:

Ohhhh shit! YET ANOTHER RICH BITCH BORN INTO HOLLYWOOD TALKING SMACK ABOUT ME! HA! READY FOR ANOTHER "BLIND ITEM" GUESSING GAME?

For the past Month or so, Many celebs from A-list to D-list has been talking shit about me to get press. I used to BLAST them but I stopped Cuz I realized that when I called out their names, they would get more press & they need it. SOOO that's where this trend is coming from

So now, instead of me "GOING INN" on these dumb bitches & give them free press, how about we do the "BLIND ITEM" guessing game??

First Hint: She's born into a RICH family, and claims to be a DJ but everyone says her DJing skills sounds like anyone playing their Ipod!

Hint 2: She keeps breaking up with her lover, but realizes she stops getting publicity, so she always ends up getting back w/her ex 4 PR

Those should be enough clues for my "BLIND ITEM" who was the most recent person TALKING SMACK ABOUT ME! GIRL SHUT UP WITH UR PISS FLAPS! LOL

LAST HINT: Pissflap used to only get $500 per gig but after used her Lover for press Pissflap went up to 8K a gig! Hey pissflap, shut up!

Collapse )
Film - The Old Guard

Danny Boyle might do Frankenstein for the stage



Everyone is very excited about Danny Boyle's follow-up to his Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire. The director is reportedly set to begin filming the true mountaineering story 127 Hours this March with James Franco in the lead as a man forced to saw off his own arm after being pinned by a boulder. You should be able to see that movie in theaters sometime this fall.

After that, the next work of Boyle's you might be able to see is a production of Frankenstein. According to Variety, he's returning to the stage next winter for an adaptation of the Mary Shelley classic to be performed at the National Theater in London. Screenwriter Nick Pear (Persuasion) has penned the play, which will be filmed for a television airing for those who can't make out to the South Bank for the real deal.

For those unaware, the man who gave us such diverse films as Trainspotting, Sunshine, 28 Days Later, Millions and The Beach started out in theater, directing for the Royal Court Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company for many, many years before making his first film, Shallow Grave, in 1995. He joked about his time away from the stage, being "distracted for 15 years by the movies."

I'm trying to imagine what Boyle's version of Frankenstein will look like, but given that he's done so many different types of movies, it's not that easy. And given that Pear is apparently working from the original novella, the play will presumably avoid similarities with James Whale's 1931 film, from which most of us (and pop culture in general) have gotten our idea of what the Monster looks like.

The one thing that keeps coming to mind, though, is that the Monster might end up finding a bag of cash in Boyle's production. Money is a constant motivator in his films, after all, whether its in found suitcases, in the form of large supplies of drugs or the prize in a game show. Maybe instead of literal money, Boyle's Frankenstein will be a metaphorical commentary on money -- the monster that man created, which now destroys him. Okay, I know, that's totally overthinking it.

Well, I love the book...may it fare better than the hideous Helena Bonham Carter movie.
source

Mischa Barton Sued For Not Paying $7,000 Rent



Mischa Barton's landlord says the actress is refusing to pay rent on her $7,000-a-month apartment in New York City.

Landlord M.R.A. Realties Inc. says in a lawsuit that Barton rebuffed efforts to collect the last three months' worth of rent on her flat in the trendy Tribeca neighborhood.

Barton's representatives had no immediate response. The landlord wants Barton to pay the rent and legal fees.

The 23-year-old Barton also lives in Los Angeles. The lawsuit filed Thursday says her one-year lease on the Manhattan apartment began in September.

At the time, she was in "The Beautiful Life," a CW series about the New York modeling world. The show was canceled in September.

Barton rose to fame playing Marissa Cooper on Fox's teen drama "The O.C."

Source

Heidi Klum & Tori Spelling Let Their Kids See Their Naked Photos



Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott have nude photos of themselves hanging in their bathroom where their children can see them, Hollywood Life has discovered.

In the two black and white photos, seen here, a pregnant and nude Tori appears to be getting groped from behind by Dean, then lying on a bed exposing her naked tush. Their two young children are photographed brushing their teeth right next to the photos.

Tori and Dean aren't the only celebs to display intimate photos in their children's line of vision. Heidi Klum just spoke to InStyle about the nude photos of her and Seal in their family's bathroom.

"It's not like, 'Hey, Mom and Dad are naked, come check it out!' But if I go to the bathroom and my kid walks in, I'm not going to be like, 'Oh my God! Close the door!'" she said.

It's worth noting that Heidi was impressed when she saw the "whole package" through Seal's biker shorts the day they met and thought "wow." Their four children also get to see plenty of the package.

"They see their parents naked all the time. We are not ashamed," Heidi said.

Source

Americans are so uptight over nudity
Georgia

Christians offer their input on Glee and Golden Girls

Image and video hosting by TinyPic
An innocuous little show popped up on America’s tv screens late last year. Its name is “Glee” and it’s full of vibrant teens dealing with the gentle challenges of high school life. These are fresh-faced kids, hard working and motivated, who can break into song at the drop of a sweaty football. But is there more to this sugary pop of a series? Should parents be concerned about any subtext of adult themes and situations? What makes this show so popular?

Collapse )
SOURCE
All I can say is, lmfao. Very tl;dr, but I bolded the craziest shit
bossbitch

YOU STALKED MY WHOLE LIFE ON THE BOARDWALK!

In conjunction with tonights season finale...

The Complex “Jersey Shore” Soundboard: Click On It!



Come on, bro. The idea to create The Complex Jersey Shore Soundboard was as easy as Snooki after two Jäger shots. What the streets demand, we deliver. That’s why we’ve compiled the greatest quotables from MTV’s greatest reality series for—dare we say—our greatest Soundboard ever. Yep, the whole Guido gang is here: Snickers, The Situation, Pauly D, Sammi “Is Not Really A” Sweetheart, Ronnie, J-WOWW, Vinny, Angelina, and even the muthafuckin’ Grenade. So even if the first season of Jersey Shore ends with its finale on MTV tonight, the fully embeddable Soundboard above will live forever. Seriously, bro.

Collapse )

Source

Awww, they even included the grenade!!

Furry Vengeance Official Trailer



Release Date: April 2, 2010
Director: Roger Kumble
Writers: Michael Carnes, Josh Gilbert
Cast: Brendan Fraser, Brooke Shields, Dick Van Dyke, Ken Jeong, Samantha Bee
Plot: In the Oregon wilderness, a real estate developer's new housing subdivision faces a unique group of protesters, local woodland creatures who don't want their homes disturbed.
Genre: Comedy | Family


source

lol no it's not about furries get back in your seats
Britney Spears- Allure Magazine

Looks like the rumor is true afterall

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Farrah Abraham, the breakout star on MTV's hit show Teen Mom is currently being bombarded with questions on her official facebook page over her being pregnant for the SECOND TIME around and aborting it. Thus, starting the altercation where her mother brought a knife to her.  The following is what took place on her facebook:
Collapse )

Question- Ontders if you were in this situation what would YOU do?

daria - ugh

Tila "Tequila" mentions ONTD on Twitter, remains an attention whore while doing so.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic


Collapse )

Girrrrl, we don't want your tampons or your love. I know you're probably reading this, so please get help. You're obviously delusional or on drugs. Probably a bit of both.

Also, I contemplated not posting this since she's obviously loving how much we can't stand her, but I figured she is too much of a crazy bitch not to get a few lols over.
conan white teeth
  • ecctv

ess oh VEEE

What does Liz love?


Liz Love Hot Mess.

"Ekaterina Ivanova and Lady Sovereign enjoy a night out at Punk nightclub. "
Both of them appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in the UK. Kat is "famous" for dating Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones, a man 42 years her senior.
Lady Sovereign is basically a one hit wonder.

But they are both a hot drunken mess in these pics and that is all I care about

Collapse )
mabel 2

RADIOHEAD FOR HAITI



So...Radiohead have just announced on their official website that they're doing a benefit show for Haiti.

In Phil Selway's own words...

We're doing a show this Sunday (24th January) to raise funds for the relief effort in Haiti. The venue is The Music Box Theatre at The Fonda in Los Angeles, doors at 7pm. All proceeds are going to the Oxfam Haiti relief fund. We're trying to raise as much money as possible, so tickets will be sold by auction at this site from 8pm tonight until 11am Saturday (PST):

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/09004434FC1C86AC

We're in the middle of recording at the moment
, so you'll be catching us on the fly.... but if you're up for it, then we are too.


A bit later, he added:

Just to clarify times for ticket sales

Auction starts Thursday 21st January 08.00 pm PST
Auction ends Saturday 23rd January 11.00 am PST


If you plan on going, get your tickets ASAP.

Source

(Shaking and crying.)

Some Blind Items You Don't Want to Read While You're Eating

Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Image and video hosting by TinyPic



#1.She’s a big name in Hollywood, though we’re not sure we’d call her an A-List actress. She is aging and going to great limits to turn back time. Two of the craziest things we have heard she is doing to slow down the aging process are drinking her own urine and eating human placenta. Is that even legal?
Not Catherine Zeta Jones.

#2. We suppose this doesn’t really need to be a blind, so we’ll reveal it soon. This MTV reality star from a new popular show frequents the same restaurant on a regular basis. According to a waitress at the place, the star is a total jerk. He is a famously low tipper (usually around $1.00 per ticket) and makes sexist remarks to all the female staff. (He once told a waitress “Don’t get your hopes up because I’m not leaving my phone number on a napkin.” To which she replied, “Uh, I don’t want your phone number, thanks.”) The best part is, he is constantly checking himself out in the mirrors and windows, the reflection on his cell phone, and even uses his spoon to fix his hair. When he has company with him, he spends more time looking at himself than whoever he is with.
Not Brody Jenner.

#3.
Since the Sundance Film Festival is coming up, we’re sure we’ll have some great blinds coming from our Salt Lake source. We got a fun call from him last night. He has told us about the antics of severals celebs from years passed and hooking up with a few himself. Apparently he got a text message from this celebrity (who is currently in a relationship) whom he has partied with in the past (and reportedly got an std from). She said she’ll be in town this upcoming weekend and she wants to know if he wants to get together for a ‘wild night’ and an ‘encore’ as she calls it. We expect this star to be at Sundance so we’ll keep you posted. We wonder if her boyfriend will accompany her?
Not Lindsay Lohan.






Collapse )


SOURCE
spartacus

Lucy Lawless at "Spartacus: Blood And Sand" New York Premiere

Source(s): 
Canadian Press
Juicy Flawless

Lucy Lawless says her new sword-and-sandal series, "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," is nothing like the one that made her famous — "Xena: Warrior Princess."

"Tonally completely different," she told TV critics this month in Pasadena, Calif., at the recent network press tour. "The fighting, the technology - everything has changed so much."

Especially the technology. "Xena" was shot the old-fashioned way, outdoors on various locations. All of "Spartacus" was shot on a set, with actors in front of green screens, and the sweeping landscapes were edited in later. It is the same technology used on features like "300" and "Sin City," films where virtual worlds were created as an inexpensive way of providing fantastic scenery.

The technology seems tailor-made for keeping the cast and crew in Hollywood. "Spartacus," however, was shot in Lawless's native New Zealand, where set designers have had plenty of green-screen experience after helping to shape epic productions such as "The Lord of the Rings."

'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' premieres tomorrow January 22nd on Starz. Andy Whitfield (left) plays Spartacus.



Collapse )
fauxlivia
  • vaeltaa

British 90's boyband A1 are still alive.

Reunited boyband A1 are bidding to represent Norway in this year's Eurovision Song Contest with a new song; "Don't Wanna Lose You Again".

The Brit award-winning pop act are