It was inevitable, in the hours after the Spice Girls performed at the Closing Ceremony at the Olympic Games in London on Sunday night the ladies began to talk about doing a reunion tour, even if band mate Victoria Beckham is unable or unwilling to be a part of it, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
"Mel B is spearheading the crusade for the band to do a reunion tour as they had a total blast performing at the Closing Ceremony. Geri Halliwell, Mel C and Emma Bunton are all on board, but, of course, the lone holdout is Victoria," a source close to the band tells Radar. "Vicky says she just has way too much on her plate right now with her fashion label and so busy being a mother to four young children, and wife to David and it just doesn't seem like she wants any part of a reunion tour.
"Mel B thinks the perfect time to do a reunion tour would be around the time the Spice Girls musical premieres in London on December 16 and wouldn't need to be a full scale world tour that would last for months, rather they could perform in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, London and other big cities to promote the musical. The ladies are ready to perform with or without Posh Spice."
As previously reported, The Spice Girls were prepared to perform without Beckham at the Olympics Closing Ceremony, but when she learned that the band would perform without her she had a change of heart.
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What's with Mel B always being reported as having tiffs with other band members tho
Eli Roth’s Goretorium brings the spirit of Halloween to Vegas all year long
If you love gore and wished that Halloween was more than once a year, then you’re in for a gruesome treat.
Opening to the public on Sept. 27, Eli Roth’s Goretorium will be located on the Las Vegas Strip, directly across CityCenter and The Cosmopolitan above the Walgreen’s. Since this attraction is open year-round, it’s like having the spirit of Halloween every day. You don’t have to wait until October for a good scare.
“The Goretorium will be a destination for both horror fans and tourists from around the world,” said Eli Roth, the creator of “Hostel” and “Cabin Fever” franchises. “We are creating the most intense live terror experience a person can have, incorporating the latest technology with old-fashioned scares.”
The Goretorium features a multi-level maze within a fictitious hotel and casino — The Delmont. The self-guided tour starts at the hotel lobby, revealing gruesome sights of past hotel guests and the serial-killing family behind these murders. The experience includes live actors, animatronic frights and special effects in a spooky hotel setting.
Eli Roth’s Goretorium will also feature a ’60s-inspired lounge, “Baby Dolls.” Offering a view of CityCenter, the bar includes caged “zombie” dancers and “live feedings.” If you want to take the experience home with you, the Goretorium will also have a retail shop as well as Bloody Mary’s, a to-go bar.
In addition to Roth’s “Hostel” and “Cabin Fever” franchises, you might remember Roth for his role as Donny “The Bear Jew” Donowitz in Quentin Tarantino’s film, “Inglourious Basterds.” In addition, Roth’s film label, “Eli Roth Presents” produced the successful hit, “The Last Exorcism.” Roth has an impressive background in Hollywood and gore, so expectactions for the Goretorium are high.
“I’ve spent years planning this and all my nightmares are finally coming true,” Roth said.
Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. For $60, visitors can purchase a VIP Fast Pass which includes front-of-the-line admission and free entrance to Baby Dolls Lounge.
One Direction star Niall Horan made a special trip home from London yesterday for his friend John Joe Nevin's homecoming party.
The teenage pop superstar, who performed at the Olympic Games closing ceremony on Sunday night, cancelled his engagements yesterday to join the crowd of 6,000 who welcomed the silver medal hero home to Mullingar, Co Westmeath.
While he didn't serenade the crowd, he took to the stage to introduce his friend and neighbour, John Joe.
Speaking to the Irish Independent, he revealed how he had talked to John Joe every day for the past three weeks.
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On this episode of Ask Amy, she answers questions about embarrassing oneself and how to get over it.
What was your most embarrassing moment, ONTD?
This very popular young performer is so much fun! And so upbeat! At least, that’s the side you see. What you don’t see is her dark side. The one that causes her to hurt herself.
The good news is that there is an explanation, and that there are medications that can help her a lot. The bad news is that she refuses to take them because she doesn’t want to “lose her personality”. You see, she was recently diagnosed as having bipolar disorder, and she thinks that the medication will turn her into a zombie who can’t create or have fun or enjoy life.
She is already acting out in public, and her friends, family, and S.O. fear that she is heading toward a Britn ey-style meltdown. They really don’t want to have her committed or put her under a conservatorship, but if she continues to refuse, they may have to take drastic action. In the interim, she continues to take her body to extremes in public, and to self-harm by cutting and burning herself and pulling out small clumps of her hair in private. Not exactly a party.
Hurtful headlines. Prurient paparazzi. Fickle fans. Enough already! Jodie Foster defends a kid actor’s right to be a kid.
We’ve all seen the headlines at the check-out counter. “Kristen Stewart Caught.” We’ve all thumbed the glossy pages here and there. “Kris and Rob a couple?” We all catch the snaps. “I like that dress. I hate the hair. Cute couple. Bad shoes.” There’s no guilt in acknowledging the human interest in public linens. It’s as old as the hills. Lift up beautiful young people like gods and then pull them down to earth to gaze at their seams. See, they’re just like us. But we seldom consider the childhoods we unknowingly destroy in the process.
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First Universal spun the classic Snow White fable into an action-adventure tentpole pic with equal billing for the Huntsman, and now fairy tale princess is about to get dropped from the equation altogether. Even before Snow White and the Huntsman opened, the studio was lining up plans for a sequel. And as of today, that follow-up is still moving forward — only it’s being reconfigured to focus on Chris Hemsworth‘s Huntsman, cutting Kristen Stewart‘s Snow White out completely.
While there are undoubtedly a number of factors that have gone into this decision, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that the news comes weeks after Stewart was discovered to be having an affair with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. It’s unclear whether Sanders will be returning to the helm for the spin-off.
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Mom, I know that making the movie Sparkle meant everything to you.
You always told me and Nicholas and the family, "This is for you, this is for us, this is for the family. This is for you Bobbi Kris." You told me that all the time. I'm so proud that you were able to finish making Sparkle before things happened. You did it for us. Mom, you had such a great time making the movie. You glowed throughout...you just glowed.
My mother being so happy was an absolutely beautiful thing for me to watch. I'm very proud of you.
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Whitney Houston would have turned 49 on Aug. 9. She had an exceptionally beautiful voice, here's a video showcasing it.
Allyson Felix and Nathan Adrian at the Today Show
The video doesn't have sound for some reason. As soon as a working video is found, I'll post it.
LOOK AT ONTD REPRESENTING!
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OMG. MY BB GOT A HAIRCUT. I LOVE IT.
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With 15 number one hits, 15 million albums sold and 5 Grammys won, she is arguably the most successful American Idol champ. During her set at Rockefeller Plaza, she belted out “Good Girl,” “Blown Away” and fan favorite “Before He Cheats” for the crowd.
So is the country songstress tired of hearing about American Idol?
“Not at all,” she tells Matt Lauer.
“I don’t think anybody really could have predicted everything that’s happened since then. There’s nothing about my life that is the same as it was before. What an amazing blessing and opportunity that I got. I’ve gotten to do so much since then. I’m still loving it.”
Underwood, who co-wrote 8 of the 14 tracks on her most recent album, is about to embark on a North American tour in support of “Blown Away” on September 14 in Manchester, NH. She’ll be donating one dollar from every ticket sold to the American Red Cross and Canadian Red Cross.
How will she balance her shy and homebody life with the craziness of being on tour?
“Making the bus as home-like as possible is really important. Having a lot of my things, just little things — sheets that I’m used to and my dogs are running around. It’s nice to have those little comforts.”
A former Disneyland restaurant employee sued Walt Disney Co on Monday for harassment and religious discrimination, saying she was fired because she wanted to wear a Muslim head scarf at work.
Imane Boudlal, a 28-year-old Muslim, worked as a hostess at the Storytellers Cafe, a restaurant inside Disney's Grand California Hotel & Spa at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, according to a complaint filed in federal court.
Two years into the job, Boudlal asked permission to wear a hijab, a head scarf worn by Muslim women, while at work. She said she offered to wear a scarf that matched the colors of her uniform or featured a Disney logo.
According to her lawsuit, Disney managers denied her request, saying it would violate the company's policy for how employees "look" while on the job. Among the restrictions, the policy prohibits visible tattoos and fingernails that exceed a quarter of an inch, the lawsuit said.
Boudlal said she was given the choice of working in a back area, away from customers, or wearing a fedora-style hat on top of her head scarf. When Boudlal refused, she was fired, the lawsuit states.
A U.S. citizen who was born in Morocco, Boudlal said she was also subject to anti-Arab and anti-Muslim slurs, including being called "terrorist" and "camel" by co-workers and supervisors. She said she reported the incidents to managers, but they took no action.
"Disneyland calls itself the happiest place on earth, but I faced harassment as soon as I started working there," Boudlal said in a statement released by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. "It only got worse when I decided to wear a hijab."
Disney said it offered Boudlal several options for a costume that would accommodate her religious beliefs, as well as four different jobs where she could wear her own hijab.
"Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has a history of accommodating religious requests from cast members of all faiths," Disneyland Resort spokeswoman Suzi Brown said in a statement.
"Unfortunately, (Boudlal) has rejected all of our efforts and has since refused to come to work," Brown said.
The lawsuit seeks punitive damages and an order that states Disney may not prohibit employees from wearing hijabs. It also asks that Disney be ordered to provide anti-harassment training for employees about Muslim issues.
The case is Boudlal v. Disney.
The lawsuit claims Boudlal, who is a Moroccan native but a naturalized U.S. citizen, contacted her supervisors at the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa’s Storyteller’s Café in 2010 after she decided to wear her hijab full time. She says she was told wearing her hijab to work violated the company's "look" policy — general appearance guidelines — and that after weeks of back-and-forth, she was told she could wear a Disney-designed scarf, but only after it received corporate approval. (a portion of this repeats, but the part where it says she was offered an actual Disney-themed scarf wasn't mentioned in detail, so I wanted to highlight that)
Not wanting to wait to observe Ramadan, Boudlal wore her own hijab to work Aug. 15, 2010, when she says she was told she could either remove the scarf, cover it with a hat or work in a job out of public sight. She refused.
Disney spokeswoman Suzi Brown said the company tried to accommodate Boudlal’s needs — as it has with religious requests from other employees of various faiths.
“We presented Ms. Boudlal with multiple options to accommodate her religious beliefs, as well as offered her several roles that would have allowed her to wear her own hijab,” Brown said. “Unfortunately, she rejected all of our efforts and has since refused to come to work.”
Boudlal has not worked at Disney since Aug. 21, 2010, said Mark Rosenbaum, one of her attorneys from the ACLU of Southern California.
She filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2010 and received a “notice of right-to-sue” from the agency Aug. 8, opening the door for litigation. The lawsuit also says Boudlal was repeatedly harassed by her co-workers from the beginning of her employment, being called "terrorist," "camel" and "Kunta Kinte," the name of a slave in Alex Haley's novel "Roots."
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The "Happy Endings" gang sure looks different in Season 3. Casey Wilson, Adam Pally, Eliza Coupe and Elisha Cuthbert are dressed in their finest bell bottoms and afros and Zachary Knighton looks perfectly glam resembling La Toya Jackson. So what's the deal? Wilson and Cuthbert tweeted their excitement for this year's Halloween episode.
"Happy Endings" Season 3 premieres Tues., Oct. 23 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.
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Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, which magazine muse to spend your dough? Good luck deciding which of Vs. Magazine's four covers you'll be buying this month. After the magazine's six-cover Spring 2012 spread, the fashion publication may have put a cap on the covers, but certainly didn't sacrifice any sex appeal or star power for Fall 2012. With smoldering heavily-lined eyes, a dark pout and slicked back strands, Amanda Seyfried's cover was photographed by Guy Aroch, showing an edgier side of the actress then we've seen in her routine rom-com roles. Rachel McAdams goes more au naturale with wind-swept blonde locks and a barely-there makeup look in a stunning cover shot taken by budding photog Drew Barrymore, who shot Shailene Woodley in the magazine's Spring issue.
Liv Tyler (left) and Coco Rocha (right)
Submerged in the water, Liv Tyler rocks wet hair, a sultry gaze and nude lips in a stunning shot taken by Helena Christensen, one of Vs.'s Spring cover girls. Ellen von Unwerth captures Coco Rocha flaunting her model behavior; elegant, slight beehive updo, glam cat-eyes and dark lips.
Her departure brings to three the number of SNL vets exiting NBC’s late-night institution; she joins previously announced bolters Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg. Meanwhile, rumors persist that Jason Sudeikis is eying the exit door as well.
Questions about Elliott’s SNL future were first raised last spring when she landed the female lead in the Fox comedy pilot Ben and Kate. The role was eventually recast with Dakota Johnson.
In addition to Deschanel, Elliott’s other notable celebrity impressions included Angelina Jolie, Rachael Maddow and Khloé Kardashian.
Thoughts? Bummed SNL is losing its Quirky edge? Which one of Elliott’s personas will you miss the most? Hit the comments!
Canada's 4 x 100 relay team might like to distance themselves from the the disqualification which knocked them off the Olympic podium. However, as soon as they arrived home, they got a reminder of how the country was touched by the swirl of emotions they went through after believing they had earned a bronze medal for about 10 minutes before being informed Jared Connaughton had committed a lane violation.
It wasn't the only medal the team received to recognize their effort — the decision was just, but it doesn't erase that they burned up the track and showed they were Canada's best 4 x 100 team since 1996 — that nearly brought Canada a medal. Connaughton was also honoured when he arrived home in Charlottetown, P.E.I. on Monday. The way he took ownership for the mistake is a great example of accountability.
Meantime, how about a hand for young Elijah Porter, presuming it was all his own decision without any encouragement from a parent? Not just any child would give up a token of his own accomplishments. And remember, if any other Canadian children do the same thing, well, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Dear Justyn, Gavin, Jarred and Oluseyi,
I'm Elijah Porter. I'm ten and i live in Newfoundland, Canada. when i heard what happened on august 11, i knew it was wrong. the rules were not right. but, at last i realized how good you were. We're Canadians, we persevere. we create better lives for each other. The cold didn't stop us from living in the north. we didn't lose the war of 1812. we adapt and survive. we have earned our freedom. someday, if i become a biologist, if i get rich, and, if i remember, i will donate money to the summer and winter Olympians. i hope you like the medal!
When you think of hip hop, do you think of Ron Howard? Probably not. Still, the man is getting into the rap game...sort of.
The New York Post is reporting that Howard is directing a documentary about rap king Jay-Z and the creation of his Made In America music festival. The concerts, which occur in Philadelphia on September 1st and 2nd, feature acts like Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Odd Future, Drake and Jay himself. Considering the concerts are only a few weeks away, it's safe to assume that Howard is already hard at work following Jay around.
Producer Brian Grazer described the film to The Post:
“The festival showcases 20 pre-eminent artists that speak to the new generation. I am producing the film with Steve Stoute and Jay. Ron is directing. It is going to be born through Jay-Z’s perspective . . . how he puts the event together. Jay stayed the king for a very long time . . . I can’t even begin to explain how he is capable of remaining relevant. He is a phenom, like a musical Michael Jordan."
This isn't the first Jay-Z documentary to grace our screens. 2004's FADE TO BLACK followed Jay during his "final" performance at Madison Square Garden. But, like Michael Jordan, the rapper soon unretired and has been going strong ever since.
While he's one of the most famous and successful rappers alive, Jay is also a talented businessman so a documentary about him creating a music festival should be insightful and very interesting. Ron Howard and Jay-Z, a match made in movie heaven!
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I just can't wait for next season and eventhough i could see a feature film doing well, i would rather for them to keep it the way it is and that is The Best Show on TV.
Gerard Way discussed My Chemical Romance's upcoming 5th album on today's episode of "Spoilers," hosted by Kevin Smith.
He said, MCR 5, as he is calling it while it is in-progress, is "going rather quickly" and that the album is "very dark so far."
The album, Way hints, will also include the band's wearing costumes. He told Kevin Smith he's meeting with Colleen Atwood, who had designed the band's costumes since The Black Parade, soon to work out the costumes to accompany the next album.
Gerard also played "Small Petunia Of The Galaxy," a song he wrote for his daughter, from his iPhone during the interview.
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Sony Pictures ought to thank me for making this post tbh.
Let's just all accept that this is a way for beautiful people to contribute to their childrens' college funds and/or parents' retirement savings, and enjoy it.
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bow @ michael shannon's presence + oldtimey new yorker accent, the only reason I will even pay $6 for this film (matinee pricing). if you are curious about the lawsuit surrounding the movie, you can read more here.
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Christoph Waltz will star in The Zero Theorem.
The upcoming film will be director Terry Gilliam's first since his 2009 fantasy The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and will see Waltz play a reclusive and angst-ridden computer genius.
Gilliam confirmed Waltz's casting on his Facebook wall today (August 15), writing: "I'm heading of to Bucharest to start work on my new film, The Zero Theorem. It stars everybody's favorite Nazi, the great Christoph Waltz.
"Very original script about a man waiting for a telephone call that will give meaning to his life. Some other things happen as well. It's profound and funny in more or less equal measures. We're going to have fun. I'll keep you posted as the cast expands."
Deadline reports that Waltz's character Qohen Leth is working on a project that aims to uncover the meaning of existence, once and for all.
Gilliam suggested in December that he might retire from directing, saying: "I've actually reached the point of not believing I'll ever make a film again."
Waltz will next appear in Django Unchained, which reunites him with his Inglourious Basterds director Quentin Tarantino.
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Sounds intriguing...hoping the film production gods smile on Terry Gilliam for this project.
Two of Aaliyah's best-known collaborators have denied they will play any role in the late singer's forthcoming album, helmed by Drake. Timbaland and Missy Elliott "will not be participating" in the posthumous LP, they said on Monday, despite recent claims by the project's label, Blackground Records.
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Written by Dan Algrant, Emma Sheanshang and David Brendel—with Algrant directing— Imogen Poots co-stars in the film that takes a unique approach going back to the singer's first steps to become an acclaimed musician. Here's the official synopsis: Greetings from Tim Buckley follows the story of the days leading up to Jeff Buckley’s eminent 1991 performance at his father’s tribute concert in St. Ann’s Church. Through a romance with a young woman working at the concert, he learns to embrace all of his feelings toward the father who abandoned him – longing, anger, forgiveness, and love. Culminating in a cathartic performance of his father’s most famous songs, Jeff’s debut stuns the audience and launches his career as one of the greatest young musicians of his time.
"Greetings From Tim Buckley" has its World Premiere at TIFF and is seeking distribution.
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The reason why women writers dominate young-adult literature is the reason why many guys avoid it
The prototypical YA (Young Adult, i.e., early teen) novel “The Catcher in the Rye” may have been written by the late, reclusive and definitely male J.D. Salinger, but nowadays, YA — like Elvis on “Happy Days” — is a chick thing. So says Meghan Lewit in a recent post to the Atlantic’s website, and she has the numbers to prove it, sort of: A little over half of the titles in a reader poll of the 100 “best-ever teen novels” are by women. This counts as “dominance” because in almost every other poll of best-ever books (whatever the category), works by men greatly outnumber those by women.
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"I am so thrilled to work with the #ParksandRecreation crew," Lawless tweeted. "I am always amazed by the Acting and writing. It's kooky, ironic and elegant."
According to NBC, the former "Xena: Warrior Princess" star will play a single mom in Pawnee on the NBC comedy and is currently scheduled to appear in two episodes of Season 5. In her story arc, Ron (Nick Offerman) and Andy (Chris Pratt) are dispatched to help her and sparks fly between Lawless' character and Ron.
In February, Lawless told The Huffington Post she'd love to guest star on "Parks & Recreation." In fact, she almost played one of Ron Swanson's (Nick Offerman) ex-wives, Tammy.
"I couldn't because I was doing 'Spartacus.' I would have loved to have done that, but I had a very good excuse not to," she said with a laugh.
"Parks and Recreation" Season 5 premieres on Thursday, September 20 at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
This is so qt.
The release of Pixar's Brave went off without a hitch earlier this year-- but it would have been very, very easy for that not to happen. Pixar is usually a tightly oiled machine when it comes to both making their movies and getting them out there, telling touching origin stories about their characters-- how Wall-E was born from Andrew Stanton playing with a pair of binoculars, for example-- and constantly talking up the Pixar Brain Trust, the team of collaborators who look over every work in progress at the studio and tear it apart in order to make it better.
All of that happened to Brave, and in doing interviews-- like this one-- director Mark Andrews had great stories of his own, of being interested in Scottish history for years, and taking fact-finding trips with the rest of the Pixar team. But his co-director Brenda Chapman was absent from all of these press opportunities, and even though Andrews and everyone else spoke highly of how she guided the project, it wasn't hard to see why-- Chapman was taken off the project and replaced with Andrews with just over a year left to go before Brave's release date. That's happened a handful of times in Pixar's history, but Chapman was to be the studio's first female feature director. And the fact that she had come up with the story on her own, inspired by her own experiences as a mother, sure didn't bode well for the studio to move on without her.
But Brave turned out just fine, if not as critically acclaimed as some of the studio's other films, and to date has made $374 million worldwide. Apparently that clears the way for Chapman to speak out at last; as part of a fascinating New York Times piece about getting more female voices in Hollywood, Chapman shares the "heartbreakingly hard road" she has traveled in the year and a half since she was taken off Brave. She doesn't go into too many details, but here is one of the more stirring excerpts:
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I'm glad that she kept her head up and decided to stand by Brave even after what Pixar did. I'm looking forward to her next project at Lucasfilm, hopefully she has a better experience there.
Hilary Duff keeps it chic and casual in basics as she picks up her adorable pet pooch Lola from a veterinarian’s office on Thursday (August 9) in Los Angeles.
That same day, the 24-year-old actress tweeted about Lola: “Hi! I’ve abandoned my twitter 4 a few days. Lola got very sick again and it’s been very hard :( pray for my girl,i get to bring her home today.” We hope she’s feeling better, Hilary!
"Subject 6" a psychological thriller in the vein of "Dark City" and the cult classic "Cube".
A young woman sealed in an isolation room under constant surveillance, known only by her number "6" believes she is a paid participant in a behavioral study, but she soon discovers she is actually a prisoner in a deadly game of mind control and must find a way to escape.
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Also, if you didn't see the previous post or hear about it, Hilary has signed a development deal with 20th Century Fox TV for a half hour long comedy.
Now she has a new television show, an album in the works (I wonder who will sign her?), her third book is coming out in April, and this potential movie!!
Lindsay Lohan helped porn star James Deen reach new levels of prowess while filming 'The Canyons'.
The 26-year-old actress - who has previously posed nude for Playboy magazine - appears as the adult film star's lover in forthcoming thriller, and James insists the brunette beauty was ''super professional'' while filming their X-rated scenes in his big screen debut, and he ''learned a lot'' from her.
He said: ''Working with her was awesome. She's super professional; super great. She's a fantastic actress, it was really, really awesome. I feel like I learned a lot from her like in the scenes we did together, they were my stronger scenes.''
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Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan Left for Dead in 'Scary Movie 5' Opener
Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan have signed deals to suffer horrible fates, including getting the ax, in Dimension Films' Scary Movie 5.
Terry Crews, who is part of the all-star cast of The Expendables 2, also has joined the production.
Sheen and Lohan will play what is being described by the studio as “the world’s hottest new couple” and with one or both being killed in the movie's opening sequence.
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I think they're kind of ugly myself, but maybe I'm just bitter because my hips are too big to ever pull this look off.
Captain Jack is coming to The CW!
John Barrowman is joining the network’s new fall action-drama Arrow.
The Doctor Who and Torchwood star has signed for a recurring role in Arrow’s debut season. Producers are not saying much about his character, only revealing that he will play a “well-dressed man” who is “as mysterious as he is wealthy … he is an acquaintance of the Queen family and a prominent figure in Starling City.”
Hmmm … one suspects the character is from the Green Arrow comic mythology. Philanthropist Stanley Dover Sr., perhaps? Unless they’re doing a new twist on Brick or the Green Lantern…
Barrowman is a choice that’s sure to rally fans of his Torchwood work. The actor was also cast in Shonda Rhimes’ recent ABC pilot effort Gilded Lilys.
Arrow recently drew raves during a pilot screening at Comic-Con. The show debuts Wednesday, Oct. 10 on The CW.
If you’ve been wondering what David Cronenberg would do with a huge budget and a caped crusader, prepare to keep wondering forever. The chance of Cronenberg taking on a superhero movie is somewhere between zero and nothing, according to his interview with NextMovie.
“A superhero movie, by definition, you know, it’s comic book. It’s for kids. It’s adolescent in its core,” explains Cronenberg. “That has always been its appeal, and I think people who are saying ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is, you know, supreme cinema art, I don’t think they know what the f**k they’re talking about.”
The suggestion that directors like Christopher Nolan have elevated the genre doesn’t resonate with Cronenberg:
“I think it’s still Batman running around in a stupid cape … Christopher Nolan’s best movie is ‘Memento,’ and that is an interesting movie. I don’t think his Batman movies are half as interesting, though they’re 20 million times the expense. What he is doing is some very interesting technical stuff, which, you know, he’s shooting IMAX and in 3-D. That’s really tricky and difficult to do. I read about it in ‘American Cinematography Magazine,’ and technically, that’s all very interesting. The movies, to me, they’re mostly boring.”
His dismissal of the genre doesn’t extend to its cast, however; Cronenberg admits he’d love to act in a superhero movie. More on that at the source.
The Olympic cauldron is extinguished and the Olympic flag has passed from London to Rio de Janeiro.
For the athletes of the 2012 London Olympic games, the results are in the history books, and for a few of the most amazing athletes, the record books. Now for many of these world class athletes, it’s time to temporarily switch their attention away from athletic competition to the corporate boardroom.
So which Olympians left their mark on the 2012 games and are the biggest names in business? What names will sports marketers and sponsors be looking to sign?
Here’s a look at five Olympic athletes you can expect to cash in between now and the start of the next summer Olympics. (Note: To be eligible for consideration, athletes cannot complete in a professional sports league — so LeBron James, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Misty May-Treanor are out.)
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There is also a toy bunny involved.
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Classic film actress Lupe Vélez was a dynamo whose talent popped off the screen. The Mexican-born beauty, who came to fame in Douglas Fairbanks' 1927 adventure, "The Gaucho," could do anything — comedy, musicals, drama.
Vélez may have paved the way for Latino actresses who followed her in Hollywood, but her career ended tragically.
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The Spice Girls first hit the music scene in 1994 and iconized the Union Jack dress, platform shoes and "Girl Power," but 12 years after unofficially breaking up, the British girl group reunited to perform at the Olympic closing ceremony in London. And Mel "Scary Spice" Brown says the reunion brought back that "girl power feeling."
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I've been on such a Spice Girls high these last couple of days. Watched "Spiceworld" five times, watched a few documentaries and music videos on YouTube, AND found some old Spice merch that I'll be making full use out of! Best part of the Closing Ceremony. Fifteen-ish years later and those ladies still gave such a fantastic performance. Love them.
Twenty-five-year-old Yuna Zarai, the Muslim singer-songwriter from Malaysia, gave up a comfortable life in her native country to move to Los Angeles to try and bring her songs to a global audience and soon discovered her music transcends both language and religion. Anthony Mason reports.
Yuna performing "Lullabies" on CBS Evening News
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There’s been a lot of buzz about a potential Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson run-in at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards.
Gossip Cop can report, however, that there will be no awkward encounter between the Twilight stars.
Sources at the Toronto International Film Festival confirm to us that Stewart will be there — not at the VMAs in Los Angeles — on September 6.
Meanwhile, Gossip Cop hears from MTV sources that Pattinson was never confirmed to attend the awards.
If you (like me!) were coming of age in the '90s, just as important as your Z.Cavs, Wigwam socks, and baby tees was your Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill CD. From You Can’t Do That on Television through to her 17-year music career, complete with Grammys, a Golden Globe nom, and Juno awards galore, Alanis rocks. In the four years since her last album, she's gotten married, given birth to her son, and written and recorded her latest album Havoc and Bright Lights, out August 28. And today, I have the pleasure of bringing you her brand-new song “Havoc,” which shows off a softer side of Alanis. Introspective, thoughtful, and unwavering, she says “'Havoc' refers to the challenges and consequences of taking responsibility and recovering from different addictions.” Listen here while you read on about all her latest obsessions!
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Huge treat for Criminal Minds fans: EW has learned star Thomas Gibson will soon be stepping behind the camera for an episode in the show’s upcoming eighth season.
This will mark the first time Gibson has sat in the director’s chair on the CBS drama, but not his first time playing director. He previously helmed two episodes of Dharma & Greg, a show on which he starred opposite Jenna Elfman.
The episode, written by CM producer/scribe Rick Dunkle, will likely be a juicy one for Gibson’s character Hotch, too. Executive producer Erica Messer tells EW that Hotch’s brother (Eric Johnson), who was last season in season 1, is set to appear in the episode. “It’s about time we go there again,” she says.
Gibson joins co-star Matthew Gray Gubler on the list of CM cast members who have taken a shot at directing. Gubler has directed two episodes in the sixth and seventh season.
**Fixing this article's flaws.
Matthew directed 3 episodes.
They left out 'Mosley Lane' from season 5.
Reality TV fans nationwide will be gobsmacked at the fact Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino - Jersey Shore's finest – has just walked across our threshold.
Born in Staten Island, New York, Mike grew up in Manalapan Township, New Jersey. He worked as an assistant manager of a fitness centre and then, when he was 25, began underwear modelling. And then Jersey Shore happened.
Mike made more than $5 million in 2010 - the second highest of any other reality star after Kim Kardashian - accrued through endorsements with a vodka company and a sneaker brand as well as a ghost-written autobiography, a rap song, a workout DVD, a vitamin line, a clothing line, and appearances including Jersey Shore and Dancing with the Stars.
In August 2011, Mike was offered a "substantial" sum of money by fashion retailer Abercrombie & Fitch not to wear the company's clothes. Ouch.
On March 21, 2012, Mike confirmed that he had checked himself into rehab "to get control of a prescription medication problem." He checked out of the treatment center on 4 April this year.
Mike says he now 'wakes up every day with a smile'. We can't wait for him to crack that grin in the House when Big Brother sets off his alarm of doom every morning. Welcome to the fold, Mike! Or do we call you The Situation? We'll work it out as we go along.
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NEW YORK -- Halfway through a special screening of "Compliance," the deeply unsettling new film from writer/director Craig Zobel, a woman stood up, yelled out, "Give me a f*cking break," and walked out of the theater. As the film progressed, other women joined her. At least eight by one count, although in the question-and-answer session following the film, someone suggested that actually 10 had left during the screening.
"Compliance," shown on Tuesday night at a special screening and panel put together by Psychology Today, is not a Holocaust drama or a gory war film or a Lars Von Trier genital mutilation-fest. It is a psychological thriller grounded in an almost documentary level of reality and will probably hold up as one of the most well-paced, brilliantly acted films of the year.
It was also, without a doubt, the most uncomfortable film experience of my life. Certainly it makes one question what constitutes a "great" film; though I don't really wish the experience of viewing "Compliance" on anybody, I also haven't stopped thinking about it.
Further compounding the psychologically disturbing nature of "Compliance" is the fact that it is based almost entirely on true events.
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Wiki regarding the incidents
We know this much -- Taylor Swift has stayed true to her word: "If you break my heart or hurt my feelings, I'm gonna write a song about you." But the inspiration for her new song, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," remains a mystery -- at least until now, thanks to Joe Jonas stepping up and saying, "Wasn't me!"
Wednesday morning, Joe Jonas told D.C.-based The Tommy Show that, contrary to the rumors, Taylor Swift's new song -- "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" -- can't possibly be about him.
And the singer says the reason he's not the inspiration for sweet little Taylor's musical wrath is obvious: "It's not about me, because I don't think we've ever tried another time."
After chuckling with the radio show's host, Jonas swiftly added: "I like the song. Taylor does pop music really well, and I'm happy for her."
In fact, when asked about whether he keeps in touch with his famous ex, he said he was able to go to a "phenomenal" live show of hers last year.
Doesn't exactly sound like the type of rocky relationship that would bring out an angsty Taylor, does it?
Joe also reminds us that the relationship is "years removed;" the pair reportedly dated for less than six months in 2008.
We're going to take Joe's word for it. Look, the song is about one of those annoying relationships where vows are made to end it all but the couple keeps finding each other. Over and over again.
So who can it be this time around?
While the singer has dated Twilight's Taylor Lautner as well as actor Jake Gyllenhaal, there seems to be only one other contender left (after ruling out Joe): John Mayer.
Yes! It appears Taylor Swift wrote yet another song about the increasingly shaggy looking musician.
After all, Starpulse isolates one lyric in particular that seems to indicate "case closed:" "Hide away and find your peace of mind, with some indie record that's much cooler than mine."
Unless Taylor's referring to her ex simply listening to an indie record, in all likelihood she's singing about another musical artist. With Joe out of the picture (and not exactly "indie") that only leaves John Mayer.
For some reason, Mayer is a heartthrob, and has currently been seen out and about with Katy Perry.
Apparently, at least in Taylor's eyes, Mayer's also a first-rate a**hole. Because it looks like we can now add "We Are Never…" to the collection of Mayer-hating songs -- alongside her ode to the scruffy artist, "Dear John."
lbr, the song is obviously about Joe...
Reports have surfaced that Michael Jackson's estate are prepared to pay a portion of Janet Jackson's mortgage on her lavish condo in Las Vegas.
According to TMZ, the estate filed documents requesting they be allowed to foot the bill for part of her payments before the singer fell out her mother Katherine.
Sources revealed to the website that the 82-year-old spends time at the Vegas apartment and the estate are willing to pay a portion in accordance with the amount of time she spends there.
In light of the mini civil war that broke out in the Jackson clan and with the matriarch not actually being on speaking terms with Janet, we suspect the likelihood of this happening now is zilch.
A hearing is pending on the Estate's request.
Janet addicted to drugs for weight loss? Does this explain the erratic behavior? After da cut.
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I'm posting this not for attention, but for the fact that what I wrote, Rashad favorited on twitter, which imo means that he agrees to what I had to say with the situation concerning Drake doing the Aaliyah project.
In short, I wrote about how I felt about the project as a fan since 1996. How I felt Blackground, and Drake are lying about her family, Timbaland, and Missy being on board for this record. As well as how I felt it made Aaliyah's legacy, and Blackground look with giving/allowing these tracks to be in the hands of the obsessed and creepy Drake. Also how I felt about "Enough said" not sounding like an Aaliyah track, and that if new music was released I would want it released as it was recorded and attended to.
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Source: My Twitter: https://twitter.com/BionicJen77 (Rashad's twitter is private so it can't be linked as a source.)
Mods: Please let this go through. I wish to bring this information to ONTD, Blackground, & Fans of Aaliyah .
i think she mighta held onto it because of how intimate her & taylor are in this.
To think that we are getting two movies from Marvel Studios again next year, and maybe three the year after, gives me the slight tingles. Iron Man 3 is on its way to completing its production, while Thor: The Dark World is scheduled to shoot sometime next month. The film has already cast Christopher Eccleston as Malekith The Accursed, the film’s primary villain. Now it’s time for director Alan Taylor to turn his attention to the supporting cast, and he is starting off in a pretty big way.
In what is sure to excite some Star Trek fans, Alice Krige has signed on for a mysterious role in Thor: The Dark World. The actress confirmed that she has a role in the film at the Star Trek convention this weekend in Las Vegas, but stopped short of saying who she would be playing. However, she did mention that her role would be relatively small and that she’d be wearing a fair amount of makeup that would make her unrecognizable to some. So it’s probably safe to say that she won’t be playing a human or any of the deities in Asgard.
For those who may not be familiar with the actress, Krige’s biggest role came in the form of the Borg Queen in Star Trek: First Contact. Krige also has some TV experience which includes Six Feet Under, Deadwood, and Dinotopia.
Thor: The Dark World sees the return of Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, and more. The film is scheduled to be released November 8, 2013.
Call it the Fifty Shades effect. The hottest genre in the book world is self-published fan fiction -- original stories based on existing characters, typically traded online for free. Thanks to the steamy E.L. James trilogy, which began as Twilight fanfic before becoming a successful e-book and now a 20 million-selling worldwide sensation, publishers are racing to secure the next hot titles.
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To the fans. i want you to know that I care deeply about your feelings and views, and I will always support your philosophies about life. We've been having over-arching conversations about society, equality, and politics for the past five years, and we should continue. I do not however support violent, abusive, and childish campaigns for ANY CAUSE. Particularly one that I respect. "Animal Rights." I am choosing not to comment on whether or not the furs I purchase are faux fur-pile or real because I would think it hypocritical not to acknowledge the python, ostrich, cow hide, leather, lamb, alligator, "kermit" and not to mention meat, that I have already worn. This should already put me in a category as one who appreciates and adores the beauty of animals in fashion, but am not a strict vegan. I have truly always stayed away from skinned fur, especially i have never been able to afford a nice one, but this does not mean my morals are rigid and that I won't bend at the sight of an absolute art piece of a coat. I have no chains about this. You see a carcass, I see a museum pièce de résistance. But I am truly sorry to fans who are upset by this, its a fair and applaudable feeling about the health and safety of animals. I respect your views, please respect mine.
And to campaigners, Save your flour to make bread for the children who are hungry. And Kim Kardashian is fabulous.
hmm...well at least shes admitting to her hypocrisy. it's good that she stands somewhere and isn't continuing to flip-flop on this issue.
Help, we've fallen and we can't get up. Fallen in love with Teen Wolf that is. (Oh so cheesy, but oh so true!)
Teen Wolf's stellar sophomore season came to a close Monday night (boo, hiss!), closing out 12 episodes of nonstop twists, turns and just plain ole teen drama goodness. A big bad was taken out (or was he?), four new big bads were introduced and relationships were altered.
We chatted with the MTV hit series' executive producer/professional life-ruiner (just kidding!) Jeff Davis about what fans can expect from season three and what's ahead for Scott (Tyler Posey), Stiles (Dylan O'Brien), Allison (Crystal Reed) and the rest of the Beacon Hills gang...
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ngl, I was looking forward to a female alpaca leader
Social media management company StatusPeople has created a new tool that shows how many of our oh-so-coveted Twitter followers are actually spam accounts. The simple interface quickly highlights what percentage of a tweeter's followers are "fake," "inactive" or "good" by using Twitter handles to gather data.
So how does this tool judge a follower as friend or foe?
"We take a sample of your follower data. Up to 500 records depending on how 'popular' you are and assess them against a number of simple spam criteria," the website reads. StatusPeople also notes that typical spammers tend to have few followers or tweets, but often follow hundreds of people.
We tested out the tool to see our percentages, as well as gathered the spam count of celebrities and politicians (which you can see below). Here were my scores:
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Olympic swimming sensation Michael Phelps is obsessed with poker and could squander away millions of dollars in winnings and endorsements, his friends reportedly fear.
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the most credible source in the world
It's from the Daily Mail who got it from the National Enquirer so it's totally trueeeeee.
Reezy would never.
Michael J. Fox is readying a return to primetime series television, and the broadcast networks are lining up to welcome him back. Vulture hears the iconic star of Family Ties and the Back to the Future trilogy has teamed with director Will Gluck (Easy A) and writer Sam Laybourne (Cougar Town, Arrested Development) on a single-camera comedy project that's being developed by Sony Pictures Television for a 2013 launch.
We're still trying to track down plot details, but our sources tell us the show will be inspired by Fox's own life. All four major network chiefs have heard the pitch, and two industry sources -- using phrases such as "feeding frenzy" and "bidding war" -- tell us it's now just a matter of which network will offer the most attractive deal to Fox, Gluck and Sony. Our spies say the project will, at the very least, get an automatic pilot production commitment; there's even industry buzz about one network offering to go straight to series, something that hardly ever happens in broadcast TV anymore.
The extraordinary interest isn't a surprising, since Fox has had two big hit sitcoms and has maintained a strong connection with audiences over three decades (i.e., you'll never find him in a 'Child Stars of the 80s: Where are They Now' feature in People magazine). Trying to figure out where the potential Fox show will land is tough, however, since there are compelling reasons for all four of them. Fox has his most recent history with CBS, having appeared in (and gotten himself Emmy-nominated) for multiple episodes of The Good Wife. But he's also done successful shows for NBC (Family Ties) and ABC (Spin City). As for Rupert Murdoch's broadcaster, well, c'mon: Fox on Fox practically writes itself.
BEST NEWS EVER. I HOPE IT SLAYS AND GETS ALL THE EMMYS.
Even on LSD, Roger Sterling probably couldn’t have envisioned this: John Slattery is joining the cast of Arrested Development. TVLine has learned exclusively that the Mad Men actor will appear in multiple episodes of the cult comedy’s upcoming 10-episode Netflix resurrection.
But who is he playing?! That’s the $1 million question. A rep for the show declined to comment, which leaves us no other choice but to speculate. Is he a long-lost Bluth relative? Lindsay’s new side dish?
In an interview with MTV.com, AD exec producer Ron Howard indicated that several new characters would be introduced, although he declined to provide specifics. ”[Series creator] Mitch [Hurwitz] isn’t trying to recreate something,” Howard told the site. “It’s been away for a while, and part of the fun that Mitch has been mining and exploiting is, what’s new to discover about these people? What’s delightfully unchanged? He and the writing staff and the actors have a fantastic sense of that. They’re pretty brazen, pretty bold and fearless. That’s what made the show into something that fans really kept alive.”
As previously reported, all 10 new Season 4 episodes of Arrested Development will be released at once, sometime next year on Netflix.
Carey Mulligan is in negotiations to star in Nancy and Danny, a thriller being developed by Indian Paintbrush.
Set in a small town, the project concerns a money-hungry woman (Mulligan) whose big-city dreams failed. In order to land a high school crush, she uses a hapless man as a pawn in a get-rich-quick scheme that quickly goes wrong.
The project is said to be in the vein of To Die For, Gus Van Sant’s 1995 black comedy that featured a breakout performance by Nicole Kidman. Sources said Mulligan pursued the part.
Brad Inglesby wrote the script for Nancy, which is being produced by Alexandra Milchan of EMJAG Productions, Indian Paintbrush’ Steven Rales and Mark Roybal as well as Todd Field.
James Marsh, the filmmaker behind the acclaimed documentary Man on a Wire, is on board to direct. Brad Ingelsby wrote the script.
Mulligan, who last year co-starred in Drive and Shame, next will be seen in The Great Gatsby. The Baz Luhrmann-directed adaptation just moved its release date from December to summer 2013.
The actress is repped by CAA, Julian Belfrage and Ziffren Brittenham.
Marsh is repped by CAA and Independent Talent Group, while Ingelsby is repped by WME, Energy Entertainment and McKuin Frankel.
Having seemingly found that special someone whom he wishes to spend the rest of his days with, Jimmy Kimmel is officially an engaged man!
The "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" talk show host's rep has confirmed that the 44-year-old Brooklyn native is set to exchange vows with fiance Molly McNearney.
With Jimmy and Molly's relationship having sparked at the workplace - as she's a head writer for his ABC program - the two have since became engaged after Kimmel popped the question during a recent vacation in South Africa.
The marital plans mark the second walk down the aisle for Kimmel, who divorced ex-wife Gina in 2002 and dated Sarah Silverman before linking up with his bride to be.
Is it just me, or does it feel like Morris Chestnut has been on the quiet side lately? I know he was last in Think Like A Man, but his role wasn't a significant one (he wasn't in the starring cast, in the kind of film that he'd usually be on the short list of black actors being considered to star in).
He's also done some TV - American Horror Story, most recently.
Wasn't there a time when he was considered leading man material, with potential to grow even further, as far as black actors are concerned? Is he still on your short list? An opportunity missed by Hollywood?
But maybe today's news will help put him back on that track, as it's been announced that Chestnut has been cast as the male lead, opposite Halle Berry, in Sony’s thriller The Hive.
Brad Anderson is directing the film, which co-stars Abigail Breslin. Principal photography has already begun.
What's The Hive about again?
Set against the backdrop of a 911 call center, this fast-paced suspense pic will find Berry playing a 911 emergency operator who takes a call from a teenage girl (Breslin) who has been abducted and carried away in the trunk of a car. Berry's character must face her own fears in order to save the teenage girl from a disturbed killer. The kidnapping plays out in real time as the pair work together to track down the killer.
Morris Chestnut will play Halle Berry's love interest in the film, who's also a cop. Good look Morris... good look.
BUT that's not it!
Mr Chestnut has also joined that cast of Kick-Ass 2, playing the guardian for the character played by Chloe Moretz. The role is said to be a significant one. How significant? We'll wait to find out.
Up next for Chestnut, look for him in the comedy ID Theft, which stars Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy.
A model has sued Volvo for its use of her photo in print and Internet ads, alleging that the Sweden-based car maker made her look like a Swedish escort, according to court documents.
Carolyn Giles, 30, says a photo exclusively for Volvo's S40 model car has turned up in ad after ad for all kinds of products from tourism to rental cars in at least 25 different countries, all without her consent. Giles is suing Volvo, Hertz and her modeling agency - Ford Models - for $23 million.
"I was paid $2,000 unlimited usage for Volvo for their S40 model," Giles told ABC News' Diana Perez.
The most offensive, unauthorized use of her image, she says, was on an Australian dating website promoting a night of socializing, sponsored by Volvo. The website, fastimpressions.com.au, invites singles to "spend a night with a Swedish model of your choice."
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Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits) has been cast alongside Paul Higgins, Alexandra Roach and Neil Maskell to headline an ensemble cast for a new C4 6-part, 6-hour series titled Utopia.
To be directed by Marc Munden, from a script written by Dennis Kelly, Utopia's synopsis reads:
The Utopia Experiments is a legendary graphic novel shrouded in mystery. But when Ian, Becky, Grant and Wilson Wilson, a small group of previously unconnected people find themselves in possession of an original manuscript of the fabled book, their lives suddenly and brutally implode. Targeted swiftly and relentlessly by a murderous organisation known as The Network this terrified group are left with only one option if they want to survive: they have to run. When help appears to come in the form of the mysterious Jessica Hyde, who promises to keep them safe, what choice is there but to believe her? As their world goes dark and all they previously knew is wrenched from them, the four strangers must shed their past and come together in order to survive this violent new future.
No cast assignments yet, but Nathan Stewart-Jarrett is one of the 4; it's just a question of which, and what his character's contribution to the overall narrative is.
Audiences will be engaged with the series via multiple platforms, encouraging debate around some of the drama's biggest themes.
Currently filming, Utopia will be produced by Kudos Film & TV for Channel 4, Rebekah Wray-Rogers, and executive producers are Karen Wilson, Jane Featherstone, and Dennis Kelly.
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what do you think about it, ontd? I know they're controversial because of the stereotypes but for a lot of us, it was our first exposure to films whose central characters were black people, and that is significant imo. Also, feel free to discuss your blaxploitation movie faves if you've got any.
It's been a long time since we had an update on the long-delayed Battlestar Galactica movie. And the latest bit of news is a whopper. Bryan Singer is claiming that his movie's script, penned by John Orloff (Band of Brothers, Anonymous) will be able to fit in with both the 1978 original, and the reboot that aired in 2003. Sure! Why not?
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lol the captcha for the pic was "Happens again" lol k. Also nhf a BSG movie without the nu!BSG cast. ALSO, I got BSG on bluray from work today. I'm in heaven rn...
Call 2012 the Year of Raf, because only a phoenix has risen higher from the ashes. The Belgian Simons departed Jil Sander in February after being dramatically ousted in favor of Sander herself, returning to her namesake label. A few months later, Simons was signed to replace John Galliano as creative director of Christian Dior. On July 2, mere weeks after that, he made his debut, showing an haute couture collection, in a Parisian hôtel particulier festooned with a million flowers, that paid due respect to Monsieur Dior—plays on the nip-waist, jut-hip 1947 New Look Bar jacket and swooningly exquisite strapless evening dresses (feather “stripes,” tiny swirling blooms). Yet it also carried plenty of Simons’s own emotional, intelligent, and empathetic attitude toward designing for women.
Simons, far right, with actress Diane Kruger in Dior Haute Couture, at the Avenue d’Iéna setting of his debut for the house. Hair, Claudio Belizario; makeup, Florrie White for Dior Beauty. Produced by 10-4 Inc. Fashion Editor: Hamish Bowles.
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The Big Bang Theory Emmy nominee Mayim Bialik says she is “in pain” but not, as gossiped by TMZ, at risk of losing any fingers, as the result of a car accident she was involved in on Wednesday. In fact, Bialik plans to report for work on the Big Bang set Thursday, as scheduled, with production not expected to be affected, our sister site Deadline reports.
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Following the June announcement that Jennifer Hudson will be joining the cast of NBC's musical drama Smash, in a multi-episode arc for next season, comes news that Sheryl Lee Ralph has been cast to play her mother on the series, Vulture learned earlier today.
J-Hud will play Veronica Moore, a Tony Award-winning Broadway star whose presence directly influences the lives of Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty).
"Her character will represent someone who reached their Broadway dream but also paid a price for it,” said NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt.
As for what kind of character Sheryl Lee Ralph will play as her mother, no word on that yet, but I assume there'll be some singing involved. Ralph began her career on the stage and was nominated in 1982 for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Deena Jones in Dreamgirls - one connection both ladies have.
Ralph's most recent employment has been with the Cartoon Network, providing the voice for Amanda Waller, in an episode of the animated series Young Justice.
Today's casting news should be a good look for her.
I remember seeing her in a few things as a kid. And I thought she was so beautiful.
If the bets pay off, a bunch of relative unknowns -- not all of them fresh-faced newbies -- may find themselves household names thanks to show-stopping performances in some of this fall’s most heavily anticipated films.
Here’s a look at five performers whose days of toiling in semi-obscurity are about to end.
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owen? being a good brother? is this for real?
the amount of times death and suicide were foreshadowed tonight. i can't.
"It was the first scene we shot," Tom Hiddleston joins in. "I had to gallop along the moat of Arundel Castle with a cannon firing behind me, jump off my horse and address the army who were retreating having just had boiling oil poured on their faces. There were 30 tremendous, salty extras with me that day and I had never met any of them in my life before. I remember thinking, 'This is for me, this is for you, this is for all of us...'"
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oh dear god, charlie, your hair. no. jimmy smits tho. omg. hft.
spoilers obvs, so beware.
Question: Will Addison choose Sam or Jake on Private Practice? —Krissy
Ausiello: We won’t find out until the very end of the season premiere. “We pick up three months later with her decision having been clearly made, but we don’t know what that is until the end of the episode,” reveals Jake’s portrayer, Benjamin Bratt. “You see Sam Bennett without clothes in one bedroom and you see [Jake] waking in another bedroom and you don’t [immediately] know where these characters are.” Addison isn’t the only one character dealt a curveball in the Sept. 25 opener. “Everybody has a huge, huge revelation in that episode or [receives] information that’s life-changing,” previews leading lady Kate Walsh. “It’s really good.”
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Law & Order: SVU is welcoming a familiar face to the precinct this fall: Former Law & Order: Criminal Intent detective Kathryn Erbe. TVLine has learned that the actress will reprise her CI role of Alexandra Eames during SVU’s upcoming 14th season.
Det. Eames, now working for a joint City/Federal Homeland Security Task Force, crosses paths with the SVU squad when their investigation of a sex trafficking ring uncovers a connection to terrorists.
Erbe, who spent a decade on Criminal Intent, is currently booked for one SVU episode (airdate TBD), but word is she will likely be back for more later in the season.