January 16th, 2013

A Friend in London feat. Carly Rae Jepsen "Rest From The Streets"

A Friend in London is a Danish indie pop and rock band that represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. Here is their latest single "Rest From The Streets" featuring the flaw-free Carly Rae Jepsen. CRJ isn't in the video, but her vocals are gorgeous and work perfectly with the feel of the track. Definitely give this a listen. Enjoy!


Naya No1CurrRivera's album stalled by Columbia..One Flop down 3 more to go.

Columbia decides not to waste its time on basic...

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[Brittana Spoiler.]

'Glee' Scoop: Naya Rivera Says There’s ‘Always Hope’ For Brittana

Brittana. It’s fun to say, don’tcha think? What’s even more fun is watching this former gem of a couple share scenes together. Between Brittany’s (Heather Morris) hilariously random one-liners and Santana’s (Naya Rivera) sharp tongue and quick-witted insults, they were the epitome of a spicy and sweet duo.

Whil Glee ans are still outraged that the show’s three power couples were ripped apart early in the fourth season, the Brittana fans seemed to spark one of the biggest uproars, even getting a winking shout-out on the show when Brittany mentioned the “lesbian blogger community.&rdquo Wanky! Whether you thought the reference was positive or negative, one thing is for sure: This lady-loving fandom has definitely made a strong impression on the powers that be a Glee.

Last week, I caught up with the beyond gorgeou Naya Rivera t FOX’s all-star party and made sure to ask how she feels about the Brittana fans’ continued support of the couple. Rivera smiled and said, “It feels amazing. I feel like ten, twenty years from now we’ll be looking back at the iconic couples in television and this amazing teenage lesbian couple is going to be one of them, and I feel like that’s sort of history making.”

The actress revealed in last week’s edition o Leanne’s Spoiler List hat Santana absolutely “hates” the idea of Brittany in a new relationship. (For the record, we do too!) So is there any hope for Brittany and Santana to revive their romance? Rivera answered without any hesitation, “Yes! I feel like there’s always hope for them! It’s not like they hate each other, which is the beautiful thing about it. They’re still friends as we’ve seen in all the episodes when she came back.” The lovely Latina also made sure to point out one very important detail: “And Santana said that she did not call it an official break-up.” Squee!

If you’ve been wondering when Rivera is going to unleash her killer voice on a solo album, it looks like the wait might be a little longer than we’d like. “I don’t know, we’ve hit a bit of a bump in the road, that’s how I’ll put it,” Rivera revealed. “We’re sort of at a crossroads; I might switch labels. I don’t really know what Colombia is up to.” Hopefully they figure out this out soon because a person can only play “Valerie” on repeat for so long before they start craving something more.

Luckily, fans were rewarded with a special musical treat when Rivera recently teamed up with 2CELLOS to record and perform a ultra-sultry version of Muse’s “Supermassive Black Hole.” The 26-year-old says, “That was so much fun! That was something that I don’t get to do a lot of outside o Glee. It was cool because it was very low pressure. It wasn’t my song or my album, and the guys are amazing.” Rivera adds with a laugh, “And I got to wear a cool cat suit!”


Naya needs to go independent because she is too basic for any real record label to focus on. Lea Michele meanwhile continues to record her album even though she signed with Columbia less than 6 months ago. Let's be real though besides future Grammy Winner Amber Riley- all the others that have solo deals with Columbia(Darren, Kevin and Lea) are most likely going to flop.

What do you think ONTD? Who in the Glee cast has the potential for a real music career?

Gaga admits she stole a sample for Judas, tried to cover it 

Lady Gaga tries to keep courtroom talk a secret

Lady Gaga's attorneys want a federal judge in Chicago to quash portions of a courtroom discussion about whether she and Jennifer Lopez stole the same unlicensed music sample for songs they released in 2011.

Lawyers for Lady Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Joanne Germanotta, have filed a motion asking that parts of a transcript from a hearing in Chicago last month be redacted, saying the public discussion involved confidential matters that both parties agreed to keep secret.

The motion was filed in a 2011 Lawsuit brought by Chicago musician Rebecca Francescatti, who performs as Rebecca F and who claims Lady Gaga ripped off elements of her 1999 song "Juda" for Lady Gaga's 2011 hit "Judas." Both performers worked with recording engineer Brian Gaynor, who helped pitch ideas to Lady Gaga and is also being sued, Francescatti's attorneys said.

The lawsuit has uncovered text messages between Lady Gaga and producer RedOne, whose real name is Nadir Khayat, that show Lady Gaga had also stolen another sample loop used in "Judas" and later in Lopez's song "Invading My Mind" without credit, Niro argued.

The texts and depositions from Lady Gaga and RedOne demonstrate that Lady Gaga knew she had stolen a sample for her hit "Judas" and, to cover her tracks, got Lopez to give her a producing credit on "Invading My Mind" even though Lady Gaga admitted she did no work on the track, Francescatti's attorneys said.

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Prince Harry Named Most Eligible Bachelor by Town & Country Magazine


While Prince Harry may not be no. 1 in line for the throne, the young royal has been named the top bachelor of 2013.

Prince Harry, 28, beat out 39 famous faces – including George Clooney and Taylor Swift's summer romance, Conor Kennedy – to be named Town & Country's most eligible bachelor.

Despite his bouts of scandalous behavior, the magazine says it's all part of the uncle-to-be's charm.

"He's the wild-card royal, the naughty one, the one who goes out with rah women, hangs out with a fast crowd, downs too many drinks, and goes home at the wrong moment. That's why we all like him best," Town & Country says. "Harry might not possess a towering intellect – he was a lackadaisical student at Eton, and he skipped university to go to Sandhurst, the English equivalent of West Point – but he is cooler and more appealing than his older brother, sweet as William undoubtedly is."

The ginger is in good company on the list which also includes fellow royals Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark and Prince Amedeo of Belgium.



Pretty Little Liars star Janel Parrish featured in Aritzia's E-Magazine

Janel Parrish is not a crazy girl—she just plays one on TV. The actress stars in the popular ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars as Mona Vanderwaal, a character prone to multiple personalities and stints in the loony bin. “She’s a real handful,” says Parrish with a laugh, sitting cross-legged in a sprawling Los Angeles photo studio. “She’s the sort of character you love to hate.”
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Funko POP! reveals series 2 of Game of Thrones figures

The first line of Game of Thrones Funko POP! figures released back in September and they proved to be quite popular. However, series 1 had a few strange character omissions, so Funko aims to fill some of those gaps with series 2. First posted over at Jafo’s Funko blog, the series 2 lineup contains Arya, Jaime, Cersei, Jon, Robb and Renly.
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hmmm i'm gonna need some figures of empress cat and queen sansa to complete my shrine of the stark women tho

Scandal, "A Criminal, a Whore, an Idiot and a Liar" Sneak Peek #1

Olivia Pope is known for covering up all sorts of secrets, but what will she do when faced with the possibility that her own deepest, darkest secret will come out?

This week's Scandal, titled "A Criminal, a Whore, an Idiot and a Liar" — you'll love who that's referring to — will put Olivia (Kerry Washington) in that position when Edison (Norm Lewis) accuses her of having an affair with (gasp!) the President of the United States (Tony Goldwyn). How will Olivia react? Check out a sneak peek at Edison's accusation below and hit the comments with your thoughts on how Olivia can weasel her way out of this one!

Sources: 1, 2.

Thank you to the kind mod who gave us a tag.

Nick Grimshaw is joined by star-studded line up for spoof video

One Direction, Kelly Clarkson and Nicole Scherzinger are among the stars in Nick Grimshaw's latest promo clip.
The DJ has filmed a music video for Kanye West, Jay-Z and Big Sean's 2012 single 'Clique' to promote his weekday Radio 1 Breakfast Show.

Grimshaw can be seen in a massive fur coat and sunglasses driving around London in an open-top car performing a verse from the track.
Carly Rae Jepsen, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Daley, Louis Smith, Fearne Cotton, Sara Cox, Hugh Jackman, Wretch 32, Conor Maynard, Matt Smith, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora, and Tinie Tempah are among some of the stars who appear in the clip.
It serves as the follow-up to Grimshaw's video for Justin Bieber's 'Beauty And A Beat' last year, when he went head-to-head with fellow Radio 1 DJ Greg James to film the best clip for the track.  Grimshaw took over from Chris Moyles on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show in September 2012. The program runs from 6.30am-10am on weekdays.


He debuted this a few days ago and I think it's flaw free

Emily Owens MD 1x10 The Social Experiment Promo

Collapse ) TYFYT! Fans what did you think of the last episode??? I am not here for Will and Emily at all, if anything the last episode showed me how judgemental Will is (the whole larp-er being crazy thing was so annoying). Also Dr. Bandari's husband is cute I feel bad for her, I mean it's really not her fault, I think. Anyway only 4 more episodes until the series finale, I might cry jsyk. Emily Owens airs tonight 9m on the cw! Watch it live if you can't, stream it on the cw website, dvr ir, buy it on itunes and check in to get glue.
Sherlock: Sherlock having cuppa

Holly Madison in Doghouse with Homeowners Association

Holly Madison is having a little trouble getting her neighbors to think pink

The forme Playboy in-up – and curren mom-to-be  is moving out of her home in the Rancho Circle neighborhood of Las Vegas after repeated complaints from the homeowners association over her pink doghouse, which is human-sized and built to accommodate he three pups, Louis, Napoleon and Josephine
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ONTDers, have you ever had pet issues with people who live next to you
BBC: Moriarty is adorable


With awards season in full gear, Hartswood Films’ highly acclaimed series Sherlock continues to rack up nominations. This time Andrew Scott’s portrayal of Sherlock’s nemesis Jim Moriarty has been nominated in the Best Actor in a Supporting Television Role category in the Irish Film & Television Awards.

Other nominees in the category include Peter Coonan for Love/Hate, Allen Leech for Downton Abbey and Chris O’Dowd for Moone Boy.

This is not the first time Dublin-born Scott has been recognized for the role, as he was awarded with a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor in 2012.

The Irish Film & Television Awards celebrate outstanding Irish creativity, talent and achievement in the film and television industries, in both Ireland and internationally. The winners will be announced on Saturday 9th February

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I'm really sorry, Andrew Scott. I love you any everything, but Chris O'Dowd for all the awards. Also, I always feel awkward labelling Irish posts with the "British" tag when an "Irish" tag doesn't also exist :/
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Lady Antebellum + Stevie Nicks collaborate on new CMT 'Crossroads' episode

Lady Antebellum will be joining forces with the rock-n-roll legend Stevie Nicks on an upcoming episode of CMT's Crossroads. Sharing the stage in Los Angeles, it will be a first-time collaboration for the Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter and Country trio, marking a significant event in music history. The episode is slated for later this year; no specific date has been set.

To put things into perspective, Nicks (writer of such massive classics as "Landslide" and "Rhiannon") is a multi-Grammy Award winner and Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Fleetwood's Rumors album is one of the best-selling collections of all time. Expanded and deluxe versions of the album are set for release on January 29.

Likewise, Lady A is one of the hottest Country groups on the scene with three studio albums to-date, moving a total of 11 million copies. The seven-time Grammy winners also have six No. 1 singles to their name and numerous other industry honors, including CMA Vocal Group of the Year. Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley will be dropping the lead single from a new album on Jan. 31.

Previously, Crossroads has featured such musical extravaganzas as Carrie Underwood and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, Mumford & Sons and Emmylou Harris and Jimmy Buffet and the Zac Brown Band. The once-in-a-lifetime series brings artists together from opposite ends of the spectrum to produce mind-blowing explosions.


This will be interesting. Stevie's always had her country tendencies anyway... looking forward to this.

And This Is Only The Start

It's a celebration, bitches!

Justin Timberlake is bringing sexy and record sales back.

After releasing "Suit & Tie" featuring Jay-Z late Sunday night, JT's highly publicized collaboration has been selling like hot cakes on the digital charts.

FMQB reports that the release of "Suit & Tie" is projected to sell at least 400K copies by the end of the week, making this Justin's best digital sales week in the history of his career as a solo artist.

"Suit & Tie" will be the largest digital debut since Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" was released last year.

Besides celebrating the success of his comeback single, JT is also celebrating the relaunch of the social networking site MySpace.

The "SexyBack" singer bought a major stake the company back in 2011, and has worked tirelessly to rebrand and rebuild the once popular site.

Justin Timberlake's forthcoming album, The 20/20 Experience, is scheduled to be release sometime in 2013.


Digital sales weren't as ~big~ when his first two albums were out right? If a flop song like this can go this far, he'll probably hit 800k with the first hit single off this album.

YA/NA Book Post!

Evening Of Awesome: John Green At Carnegie Hall

Last night, YA author John Green held a sell-out event called "The Evening of Awesome" at New York City's Carnegie Hall.

It was, well, AWESOME.

The event was held in honor of the one-year anniversary of Green's bestselling book The Fault in Our Stars (included in our Best Books of 2012.) The night was filled with singing (partly from musical guests The Mountain Goats), dancing, music, reading, a Q+A portion, and acting. Green hosted the event with his brother, Hank Green - together they present a hugely popular YouTube series of video blogs under the name The Vlogbrothers, as well as the annual fundraising event Project for Awesome and the Crash Course series of entertaining short films teaching their audience about science, history and literature.

The event sold out at lightening speed (yes, an author sold out Carnegie Hall). For those not fortunate enough to snag a ticket, the event was also livestreamed on the web, and bookstores around the country hosted special watching parties.

The fans (known as Nerdfighters) were lined up around the block to get in (even though the seats were assigned). We have never seen so many people get so excited about seeing an author. When Green took the stage, they screamed louder than a roomful of Beliebers.

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SOURCE + Interview with John Green


The “Beautiful Disaster” movie is slowly but surely making its way to the big screen!

Jamie McGuire’s New York Times Bestselling Beautiful Disaster is slowly but surely making it’s way to the big screen! The book tells the story of Abby, a girl trying to escape her past by adopting a prim and proper look and lifestyle in college, whose plans are derailed when she begins falling for Travis Maddox. Maddox is a tattooed, motorcycle riding, bare knuckle fighting bad boy, with some issues of his own(OP NOTE: He's abusive, controlling, and one of the worst love interests ever romanticized in fiction). He’s not only the talk of the university for his exploits with the ladies on campus, but also the cousin of Abby’s best friend America’s boyfriend (got all that?), which puts Abby right in his crosshairs. What happens next is an addictive love story that had readers everywhere flipping pages as quickly as they could to find out the fate of these beautifully flawed characters.

Many are calling Beautiful Disaster the next Fifty Shades of Grey, partially because of the troubled romance aspect and partly because of the book’s evolution from self publishing to bestseller, but in my opinion the similarities end there. Where Fifty Shades of Grey is all “inner goddess” and where will “it” happen next, most of the excitement in Beautiful Disaster comes from the romance and build up to the steam; perhaps that’s why both Warner Bros and CBS Films were originally trying to get their hands on the rights to Beautiful Disaster, which will undoubtedly be easier to adapt into feature film than Fifty Shades.

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Aretha hat!

Elementary: Jonny Lee Miller talks the Super Bowl, introducing Moriarty and MORE.

Elementary, which is a modern take on Sherlock Holmes in New York City, is not only one of the most popular new dramas on network television, but it will also have the coveted spot following the Super Bowl The freshman drama follows the eccentric, mischievous detective (played b Jonny Lee Miller) and his sober companion, Dr. Joan Watson (Lucy Liu), as they come up against some formidable foes while using unorthodox methods to help the NYPD solve cases.

During the CBS portion of the TCA Press Tour, show star Jonny Lee Miller talked about how exciting it is to have so many people tuning in to the show, what a total surprise it was for the first-year series to get the spot after the Super Bowl, how he prefers to stay in the moment with his character instead of knowing what’s to come, how fun it is to play the darker side of Sherlock Holmes, how supportive fellow Sherlock Holmes acto Benedict Cumberbatc has been, what he thinks of the evolution of the Holmes-Watson relationship, and that he’s looking forward to the cat-and-mouse game between Holmes and Moriarity, now that the appearance of that character is getting closer to happening.  Hit the jump for the interview.

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‘Catfish’ Creators Talk Pros, Cons of Online Dating


Maybe it’s the human interest piece, maybe it’s the relevance of online dating in the increasingly complexity of our digital and real lives, maybe it’s the craziness of some of the encounters — either way, something about Catfish is resonating with viewers.

Nev Schulman and Max Joseph, creators of MTV’s latest hit, which explores online relationships and, talk to The Hollywood Reporter talk about the show, which has quickly drawn in a substantial and engaged fanbase since its November premiere, MTV’s highest rated for a new show since 2007.

Video At the Source


Jennifer Lawrence continues 2 b a republican

Jennifer Lawrence has got a bit of a reputation for speaking before she's completely thought what would be the most sensible thing to say, and that continued on David Letterman's Late Show as she mistook the US President for America's number one enemy.

Letterman suggested that the actress should've been cast in 'Zero Dark Thirty', a role that if Lawrence had landed could've turned awards season into the Jennifer Lawrence show, but the 'Hunger Games' actress showed why perhaps it was better for Jessica Chastain to get the part.

Lawrence said of being cast in the film, "I should've been in the background like, 'Yeah, catch him! Obama!'" She then had to correct herself, as she'd just effectively told the CIA to go after Obama, Lawrence added:  "Obama?! I mean Osama...Bin Laden! Don't catch Obama! Sorry. Sorry, Mr. President."

Lawrence isn't alone in making the Obama/Osama mistake however, as when Bin Laden was killed news organizations from Fox News to BBC News reportedly made the error.


Alec Baldwin calls Season 5 of 30 Rock 'the low point'; says he would've loved to keep the show goin

Alec Baldwin agrees with lots of fans — season five of 30 Rock wasn’t the show’s best.

As the show prepares to air its final episode Jan. 31, Baldwin spoke with Rolling Stone as part of a 30 Rock cover story, and — in typical Baldwin form — spoke out about what he perceived as a relative shortcoming. “It was the low point,” Baldwin told the magazine about season five of the comedy. “Though even anemic 30 Rock writing is still better than everybody else’s writing. I go, ‘I’m going to get the f*** out of here, I’m done,’ because I’m an employee, I don’t have any say. So season 5 ends, and I’m saying ‘Next year, I’m done,’ then I come back, and season 6 is really good, we all had fun again.”

Although Baldwin didn’t think very much Reaganing was going on during season 5, that season certainly had some great moments, bringing fans most of Liz Lemon’s relationship with Carol (Matt Damon), as well as the first Queen of Jordan “reality” show, and, actually, the term “Reaganing.” And while Baldwin ultimately decided to got back on board — and later in the interview said he would have been up for even a “season 9, 10, 11″ – he recognized that Fey’s decision to end the show now was the right choice.

“Tina always had her antenna up,” he said to the magazine. “But this year was the first time she came in and laid down on the couch on set, and you could tell, she’s a mom. She’s f***ing wiped out.”

Elsewhere in the article, Fey herself summed up a lot of fans’ feelings when she explained 30 Rock‘s significance: “I feel like we made a lot of good episodes of the kind of show that usually gets cancelled,” she said. “The kind where there’s 20 episodes and ‘only me and my hipster friends know about it.’ That part’s still true. But we made about 140 of them!”

Fans of Gob Bluth or Veronica Mars are no doubt envious.

Has he SEEN Season 4?  If anything, S5 was an improvement on that hot mess.  But every season IMO was amazing in its own way

Notre Dame football star gets Catfished, or is just full of shit

Manti Te’o’s Dead Girlfriend, The Most Heartbreaking And Inspirational Story Of The College Football Season, Is A Hoax

Timothy Burke and Jack Dickey

Notre Dame's Manti Te'o, the stories said, played this season under a terrible burden. A Mormon linebacker who led his Catholic school's football program back to glory, Te'o was whipsawed between personal tragedies along the way. In the span of six hours in September, as Sports Illustrated told it, Te'o learned first of the death of his grandmother, Annette Santiago, and then of the death of his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua.

Kekua, 22 years old, had been in a serious car accident in California, and then had been diagnosed with leukemia.
SI's Pete Thamel described how Te'o would phone her in her hospital room and stay on the line with her as he slept through the night. "Her relatives told him that at her lowest points, as she fought to emerge from a coma, her breathing rate would increase at the sound of his voice," Thamel wrote.

Upon receiving the news of the two deaths, Te'o went out and led the Fighting Irish to a 20-3 upset of Michigan State, racking up 12 tackles. It was heartbreaking and inspirational. Te'o would appear on ESPN's College GameDay to talk about the letters Kekua had written him during her illness. He would send a heartfelt letter to the parents of a sick child, discussing his experience with disease and grief. The South Bend Tribune wrote an article describing the young couple's fairytale meeting—she, a Stanford student; he, a Notre Dame star—after a football game outside Palo Alto.

Did you enjoy the uplifiting story, the tale of a man who responded to adversity by becoming one of the top players of the game? If so, stop reading.

Manti Te'o did lose his grandmother this past fall. Annette Santiago died on Sept. 11, 2012, at the age of 72, according to Social Security Administration records in Nexis. But there is no SSA record there of the death of Lennay Marie Kekua, that day or any other. Her passing, recounted so many times in the national media, produces no obituary or funeral announcement in Nexis, and no mention in the Stanford student newspaper.

Nor is there any report of a severe auto accident involving a Lennay Kekua. Background checks turn up nothing. The Stanford registrar's office has no record that a Lennay Kekua ever enrolled. There is no record of her birth in the news. Outside of a few Twitter and Instagram accounts, there's no online evidence that Lennay Kekua ever existed.

The photographs identified as Kekua—in online tributes and on TV news reports—are pictures from the social-media accounts of a 22-year-old California woman who is not named Lennay Kekua. She is not a Stanford graduate; she has not been in a severe car accident; and she does not have leukemia. And she has never met Manti Te'o.

Read the (long) article at the source. It's worth it.

UPDATE: Notre Dame's statement
“On Dec. 26, Notre Dame coaches were informed by Manti Te’o and his parents that Manti had been the victim of what appears to be a hoax in which someone using the fictitious name Lennay Kekua apparently ingratiated herself with Manti and then conspired with others to lead him to believe she had tragically died of leukemia. The University immediately initiated an investigation to assist Manti and his family in discovering the motive for and nature of this hoax. While the proper authorities will continue to investigate this troubling matter, this appears to be, at a minimum, a sad and very cruel deception to entertain its perpetrators.”

UPDATE 2: Manti Te'o's statement
"This is incredibly embarrassing to talk about, but over an extended period of time, I developed an emotional relationship with a woman I met online. We maintained what I thought to be an authentic relationship by communicating frequently online and on the phone, and I grew to care deeply about her.

"To realize that I was the victim of what was apparently someone's sick joke and constant lies was, and is, painful and humiliating.

"It further pains me that the grief I felt and the sympathies expressed to me at the time of my grandmother's death in September were in any way deepened by what I believed to be another significant loss in my life.

"I am enormously grateful for the support of my family, friends and Notre Dame fans throughout this year. To think that I shared with them my happiness about my relationship and details that I thought to be true about her just makes me sick. I hope that people can understand how trying and confusing this whole experience has been.

"In retrospect, I obviously should have been much more cautious. If anything good comes of this, I hope it is that others will be far more guarded when they engage with people online than I was.

"Fortunately, I have many wonderful things in my life, and I'm looking forward to putting this painful experience behind me as I focus on preparing for the NFL Draft."
Whatever dude.
Film - The Old Guard

Kathryn Bigelow addresses 'Zero Dark Thirty' torture criticism in L.A. Times essay

For a long time, measuring more years than I care to count, I thought the movie that became "Zero Dark Thirty" would never happen. The goal, to make a modern, rigorous film about counter-terrorism, centered on one of the most important and classified missions in American history, was exciting and worthy enough, or so it seemed. But there were too many obstacles, too many secrets, and politicians standing in the way of an easy path.

Somehow, though, thanks to the great persistence of my filmmaking team and an enormous dose of luck, we got the movie made and found studio partners with the courage to release it.

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A more eloquent version of exactly what I've been saying.
Not what you think I am

Who's really tweeting, who's not? Hard to know which celebs have ghost-tweeters


TORONTO - About 290,000 people follow Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Twitter, perhaps to read what he has to say about the country's affairs or to glean a little personal insight into what makes him tick.

Thing is, most of the messages that are sent from his account aren't really his.

Harper only "occasionally" sends out tweets himself, according to a spokesman.

Much like many other high-profile Twitter users, most of the short-form messages that appear under Harper's name and avatar are actually crafted by ghost-tweeters charged to work social media on his behalf.

"I assume if it's an institutional individual — if it's a CEO, if it's a big personality, a singer, or it's a politician — then they are not doing it themselves," said Greg Elmer, director of the Infoscape Research Lab at Ryerson University studying social media.

"It's another example of public relations, it's professionally managed communications."

It's tough to know whose tweets to trust. Sure, there's Twitter's official verified stamp of approval, letting users know the account isn't run by an imposter, but that doesn't confirm who actually writes the tweets.

"You don't really know if it's really that person and their voice and their actual words," said social media consultant Andrew Escobar, who suggested even experts can be fooled by a good ghost-tweeter.

"Obviously with some tweets you can sort of gauge if it's a staffer writing it in a very formal way and it's not their words, but you never really know. At the end of the day it might be someone tweeting on their behalf — you have to use your judgment."

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Jeremy Irons throws serious shade at Downton Abbey; compares it to the Ford Fiesta

With all the Downton Abbey love out there, it was only a matter of time before the celebrity haters came out of the woodwork. While sitting on a TCA panel for PBS’s Shakespeare Uncovered, Jeremy Irons skewered the popular series, going so far as to compare it to a Ford Fiesta.

“What I’m really excited about with Shakespeare Uncovered is we’ll see some of the best British actors playing Shakespeare,” Irons said, according to The Wrap. “What you can do is to open up to this huge American audience… show them that actually television doesn’t end with Downton Abbey. If you think that’s good, then watch the Shakespeare productions. You’ll see what real writing, what real stories, what real characters are about.” He added: “A Ford Fiesta will get you there and give you a good time. But actually an Aston Martin…”

When we reached out for comment, Irons’ publicist Sally Fischer clarified the actor’s remarks, insisting they weren’t meant to be a dig at the show. “I was there,” she wrote in an email to EW. “What he said was Downton Abbey, terrific; Shakespeare, the best. I think there would be few who would dispute the point.”

ITV and PBS did not respond for comment.

Professor Chaos

Conrad Bain, Diff'rent Strokes' Mr. Drummond, Dies at 89

One of television's great dads has passed away. Actor Conrad Bain, who played Mr. Philip Drummond on the NBC/ABC comedy Diff'rent Strokes, is dead of natural causes at the age of 89, according to the Associated Press. He died in his hometown of Livermore, California, on Monday night.

Bain is also well-known for his role as the stuffy Arthur Harmon on CBS's Maude. His long career includes appearances on Broadway and roles in Dark Shadows and Woody Allen's Bananas. In 1986, he reprised his role as Philip Drummond on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in a guest spot. His last role was as a priest on the CBS series Unforgettable.

Bain's passing leaves Todd Bridges as the last living core cast member of Diff'rent Strokes. Dana Plato, who played Kimberly, overdosed on prescription drugs in 1999, and Gary Coleman died in 2010.

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Sundance Film Festival 2013 Preview: Films To Keep An Eye On

Bundle up, kids! It's time once again for the Sundance Film Festival. For the uninitiated, Sundance takes place up in the mountains of Utah (Park City, to be exact) every year. The festival is put together each January by the Sundance Institute, an organization founded by actor Robert Redford that promotes independent storytelling from around the world. Throughout the 10-day event, up-and-coming directors and screenwriters get a chance to showcase their newest projects to attendees.

This brings us to the 2013 slate, which features a wide mix of films, from Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, to Daniel Radcliffe's turn as Allen Ginsberg. Rest assured, there are tons of flicks on the docket this year that you will likely want to keep an eye on in the coming months. After all, you never know when one of these movies will find there way onto the awards circuit, like the Oscar-nominated "Beasts of the Southern Wild" did this year (the film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Festival).

With all that in mind, here is a quick list of 15 movies that you should keep on your radar over the next 12 months. And make sure to stay tuned to Moviefone this week for reviews, interviews and premiere galleries, live from Park City, UT.

The 2013 Sundance Film Festival takes place from January 17 - January 27


Who's In It: Ashton Kutcher, Josh Gad, Mulroney, Matthew Modine, J.K. Simmons
What's It About: The film traces the professional and personal life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs
Why You Should Pay Attention: No, your eyes have not deceived you: That's funnyman Ashton Kutcher playing the iconic inventor/entrepreneur. This movie likely hinges on Kutcher's acting ability (which some don't find that ... serious). That said, AplusK does have a talented cast backing him up. Look for this film to be one of the big headline-grabbers of Sundance

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Jeremy Renner Is Going to Be a Dad, Ex-Girlfriend Is Pregnant!

Jeremy Renner shared some big news with Eva Longoria on the smoking patio at the Golden Globes Jan. 13: He's going to be a father! The Bourne Legacy actor, 42, "was saying, 'I'm going to fly in when her water breaks,'" two witnesses tell Us Weekly exclusively.

"Then Eva said, 'I'm so blown away.'" Shocking, but true. Multiple sources confirm to Us that an ex-girlfriend of the actor is due to give birth next month. "they used to date but it wasn't serious," explains one insider, adding that the expectant mom is currently living in Renner's L.A. home."

The Hollywood hunk is "being ultra-secretive about it," the insider adds, "but she has been going on about her life and not hiding it." Last April, the resolutely private actor shut down longstanding false rumors that he was gay, telling The Hollywood Reporter, "I want my personal life to be personal, and it's not f-cking true."

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Ryan Gosling Calls His Abs ‘Pets’

Ryan Gosling revealed that he calls his abs “pets” and has a pretty average workout routine to keep them in top shape. Speaking to Australia’ Herald Sun, Gosling revealed that he calls his abs “pets” because of all the care they need to keep in shape.

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“And it’s really quite pointless, because you go to a gym and you lift a heavy thing so a muscle grows, but the only thing the muscle can actually do is to lift that heavy thing,” Gosling joked.

Gosling added that he’s come to think of his abs not as part of his body but more like a dog or cat that he’s got to take care of Access Hollywood oted.

“After a while they’re like pets because they don’t do anything useful. But you have to feed them and take care of them otherwise they’ll go away. I feel a bit goofy having them, to tell you the truth,” he said.

Ryan Gosling’s abs — and the rest of his body — have actually gotten a lot of attention this week. Not only does he star in the new movi Gangster Squad, but he’s also drawing the attention of a fellow Hollywood star. Actres Anna Kendrick hared a racy tweet about Gosling that got her more than ten thousand retweets.

Sh tweeted n Monday:

“Ugh – NEVER going to a Ryan Gosling movie in a theater again. Apparently masturbating in the back row is still considered inappropriate.”

Do you think it’s silly that Ryan Gosling calls his abs “pets”?

GQ Publishes Offensive "Hottest Women" List, Ranks Women By Race

GQ just released their “The 100 Sexiest Women of the Millennium” issue featuring Beyonce on the cover as "Miss Millennium." Flip through it and you'll find the obvious nods to Jessica Simpson, Kim Kardashian, and Katie Holmes. But this year, the lad mag has included some ethnic specific categories that have some people raising their eyebrows. Examples:

• “Hottest Indian Chick”: Freida Pinto
• “Hottest Pregnant Sri Lankan”: M.I.A
• “Hottest Italian Chick”: Monica Belluci
• “Hottest Chinese Chick”: Zhang Ziyi (sometimes credited as Ziyi Zhang)

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Crazed Ellen Page fan ordered to stay away from her


Ellen Page just scored what might've been a lifesaving victory against an alleged stalker -- who threatened to kill her online -- because a judge has ordered the man to stay the hell away ... or else.

TMZ broke the story ... the LAPD launched an investigation last year into threats made against the actress via Twitter -- threats like "I'm going to murder Ellen Page. She's dead." And, "Ellen Page if you continue to date Alexander [Skarsgard] I will K-1-L-L you in public in the next year ... Be it in a club, at a game, in a restaurant, or when you're signing autographs."

The investigation yielded one suspect -- a man named Joshua Michael Meyers -- who was ordered today not to contact the actress in any way for 3 years Ellen was present in court for the hearing.

Hopefully more crazy ass people on twitter start getting caught.
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Emma Stone in Talks for Guillermo del Toro's Next Horror

The 'Amazing Spider-Man' actress is in talks to star in the haunted house movie, which marks del Toro's return to scary film genre after wrapping 'Pacific Rim

After starring in superhero film "The Amazing Spider-Man", Emma Stone could jump into thriller genre for her upcoming project. The "Easy A" actress, who's recently teamed up with Seth MacFarlane to read the Oscar noms, is in talks to star in Guillermo del Toro's new project "Crimson Peak".

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'David was my soulmate': Country singer Mindy McCready's boyfriend David Wilson commits suicide


McCready, who had an affair with former NY Yankees star Roger Clemens, forced to raise the 9-month-old baby boy she shared with Wilson alone after he turned gun on himself.


Country star Mindy McCready lost her boyfriend, record producer David Wilson, to an apparent suicide Monday.
The record producer who recently fathered a child with country singer Mindy McCready apparently shot himself to death in his Arkansas home Sunday, authorities said.

David Wilson, 34, father of McCready’s second child, a 9-month-old boy, died shortly after authorities responded to his home on a report of a self-inflicted gunshot, the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to the Daily News.

McCready, 37, who rose to fame in 1996 with her hit “Guys Do It All The Time,” had a long-term affair with married baseball legend Roger Clemens that the Daily News exposed in 2008.

She took up with Wilson soon after she and the Rocket called it quits.

“David was my soulmate,” McCready said in a statement Monday, People Magazine reported. “Those who knew and loved him will miss him; those who did not know David missed the opportunity to know a truly loving and gifted man.”


New one for team swirl's w*nk bank! Alexandra Burke has a 3am meet up with Jeremy Piven.

Alexandra Burke has been pictured slipping into the hotel of Mr Selfridge star and notorious Hollywood womaniser Jeremy Piven after an evening out partying.

The 24-year-old X Factor winner, who has a history of being unlucky in love, is thought to have accompanied the US actor to designer Tom Ford's party last week but when spotted by onlookers, ever chivalrous Jeremy reportedly jumped out of their shared cab.

But it seems their ruse to possibly hide their new romance was shattered after both were spotted going back to the plush Corinthia Hotel, Alexandra appearing soon after Jeremy was seen waiting in the hotel lobby.

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10 Most Frustratingly Difficult Video Game Levels Of All-Time

Video games offer a special kind of escapism. Unlike the passive joys that, say, a movie or a television show can bring, a video game puts you in the hot-seat and asks: “Hey, do you want a part in all this?” Generally speaking, then, video games allow us to live out many of our wildest fantasies. You wanna leap from building to building to assassinate a corrupt government official? That’s cool, bro. Feel like snowboarding down a mountain whilst clinging to the bottom of a helicopter? You can do that, too. Wanna dress up like a plumber and rescue a princess from a giant fireball-spittin’ lizard king? No problem, pal, we can set that up for you.

Most of the time we’re too busy enjoying the game to acknowledge it. We’re too immersed in the story and visuals and gameplay to notice we’re even playing something with our hands. But nothing snaps you out of a video game and ruins the experience like a difficult level. It’s the kind of thing that – at the time, anyway – makes you feel like you’re gonna quit the damn things forever. And we’ve all been there, haven’t we? Screaming at the television and throwing the controller around the room and swearing at our parents because they “don’t understand.”

Think you’ve had it tough? Check out our list of the 10 most frustratingly difficult video game levels of all-time. Just don’t try them at home. Seriously.

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Kris Kross Is Wiggity, Wiggity, Wiggity Back.


Get ready to break out your backwards oversized gear again, because '90s pint-sized rap duo Kris Kross are all growed up and ready to jump jump back into the spotlight.

It's been 21 years since Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly and Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith became famous for those ridiculous outfits -- and their monster hit "Jump" -- and they've just announced they are reuniting for a 20th anniversary all-star concert honoring So So Def Recordings in Atlanta next month.

While a lot may have changed since the guys last had a hit, one thing has stayed the same ... Mac Daddy is still rockin' the backwards jeans.

'Cause inside out is wiggity wiggity wiggity wack.


River Phoenix's final movie to make North American debut at Miami Film Festival


River Phoenix died before his final film, "Dark Blood," was ever released.

But it will soon officially see the light of day for the first time in North America, debuting at the Miami Film Festival in March.

Also starring Jonathan Pryce and Judy Davis, "Dark Blood" follows Boy (Phoenix), a young widower who retreats to the desert after his wife dies of radiation following nuclear tests near their home. He encounters a Hollywood couple who travel to the desert on a second honeymoon in an effort to save their marriage. After their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, they seek refuge in Boy's shack, not realizing they will soon become his prisoners.

"Dark Blood," directed by George Sluizer, was 80 percent finished when Phoenix died on Oct. 31, 1993 at age 23 of a drug overdose. The footage, filmed in Utah, went into storage, and according to a press release, in 1999, the dutch filmmaker discovered that the insurance company wanted to destroy it. He decided to save the material by getting the unedited footage out of storage and shipped to the Netherlands. In 2008, Sluizer, facing his own illness at the time, chose to finish it.

"It was a kind of urgency," he said in a statement. "The director Michelangelo Antonioni once said, 'If I can't film I prefer to die.' I can find myself in these words. You are a craftsman and you want to complete your work. I am a perfectionist. I wanted to finish 'Dark Blood' and I also wanted to preserve the cast and crew's creative work."

"Dark Blood is a film of legend, one of Hollywood's great mysteries," Miami Film Festival executive director Jaie Laplante said in a statement. "The tragic loss of River Phoenix's outstanding talent is still profoundly felt 20 years later. We are proud that George Sluizer has honored Miami as the place to finally share his remarkable collaboration with Phoenix and the other great artists involved with 'Dark Blood.'"

"Dark Blood" had its European premiere last fall at the Dutch Film Festival.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Phoenix's family doesn't want to be involved in the release of the film, saying, "Despite George Sluizer's claim that he has been communicating with River Phoenix's family in regard to releasing River's last film, Joaquin Phoenix and his family have not been in communication with the director nor will they participate in any way."

Joaquin Phoenix, 38, meanwhile, just received a best actor Oscar nomination for his role in 2012's "The Master."


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Scott Disick's Modeling Past: Kourtney Kardashian's Man Broods on Young-Adult Book Covers

Scott Disick in the heartland?

Unbeknownst to some (OK, most) of us, Kourtney Kardashian's man once kept himself employed by modeling for the covers of the young-adult book series, Heartland.

According to inTouch, who initially dug up these covers for all the world to see, a fresh-faced Disick posed for the pics in 2001.

A family insider noted that the future E! star "always loved to be the center of attention...If reality TV had existed back then, we all would've said that Scott had been born for it."

Sounds like Scott had a date with destiny—and answered it.

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Lena Dunham Goes on The Howard Stern Show, Buries Hatchet

Calling Lena Dunham a “little fat chick” might have been the smartest move Howard Stern’s made in the last several years. Not only did his remarks get repeated by Ms. Dunham while she was on Letterman on Friday, but his very public apology on Monday gave him some extra leverage to pull the Girls creator and star (and recent two-time Golden Globe winner) onto his program today.

Here’s what went down.

Stern lavished her with praise: “I realize: not only am I addicted, but I totally get you. I’m in love with you and your character.”

… but refused to “apologize” for his weight comments: “It’s not about apologizing, although I want to say I’m a fan of yours … I love you and I think you’re terrific.”

Lena insisted she supported Howard, despite the negative comments: “I’m a big fan of your particular brand of free speech.”

There was a little scuffle over word choice when describing her body:

Dunham: “I’m not super thin, but I’m thin for, like, Detroit.”

Stern replied that she wasn’t “obese or anything,” then realized his terrible choice of words.

Dunham: (laughing) “Howard Stern says I’m ‘not obese or anything’ … I appreciate it and I appreciate your effort to rectify [this], but whether you’d done that or not, I’d have remained a [Howard Stern] enthusiast.”

Now it’s time to talk about Donald Glover and race!

: “Donald was an actor we always wanted to work with. On HBO, you have 10 episodes. You start with 10 episodes. And it takes you a while to set up your world, to set up your main characters … While I understand the criticism, I felt like we had had only 10 episodes to dig in.”

As for the idea that her show was “too white”? “[Diversity on television is] a conversation that needs to happen. I’m glad to take one for the team.”

Mr. Stern admitted that he hadn’t watched enough episodes of Girls when he made that initial comment. But even last week he had begun changing his mind…specifically once he started a man-crushing on Adam Driver’s character.

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$¢ientology revelations from Pulitizer prize-winning author Lawrence Wright's new exposé

More Rastafarians Than Scientologists?

According to a former spokesperson for the church, there are only 30,000 members in an organization that church members are “forcefully encouraged” to join, the International Association of Scientologists. A survey called the Statistical Abstract of the United States estimates only 25,000 Americans call themselves Scientologists. “That’s less than half the number identifying themselves as Rastafarians.” (The Church of Scientology claims 8 million members worldwide—supposedly the number of people who have donated to the church. A recent ad claims 4.4 million new members every year.) The church has $1 billion in liquid assets, and in terms of cash reserves this figure eclipses the holdings of most major world religions. It claims to own about 12 million square feet of property around the world, with 26 of them in Hollywood, valued at $400 million. At its headquarters in Clearwater, Fla., it owns 68 largely tax-exempt pieces of land worth $168 million. The Sea Org is the church’s clergy, a navylike core estimated at around 3,000 to 5,000 members. Most of them join when they’re children, rendering services with barely any pay.

Hubbard’s Hollywood Career

When he was 23, Hubbard married Margaret Louise Grubb, or Polly. To support his family, he began writing pulp fiction with tremendous speed and imagination. On New Year’s Day, 1938, he had a dental operation under gas anesthetic, and he believed the secrets of the universe were revealed to him, and he began to concentrate on writing science fiction. He also longed for fame as a screenwriter in Hollywood, but had no success despite a few attempts. “It is one thing to make that universe believable, and another to believe it. That is the difference between art and religion,” Wright writes.

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I'm so excited for this book! It comes out tomorrow.

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Azealia who? Rap Game Taylor Swift debuts new music video

Kitty Pryde is back with a video for her Kanye West-produced track, "Orion's Belt."

Assisted by hip hop icon RiFF RAfF, Kitty lays down a mean flow in preparation for her upcoming EP D.A.I.S.Y. Rage, due out January 30th.

If Daytona Beach’s best ex-Claire’s clerk rapper Kitty Pryde is one thing, it’s polarizing – if you’re not praising her weirdly charming poetic flow, verbose pop-culture mastery, and self-aware, self-depreciating lyrics, you’re probably spewing vitriol.

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Lauren Conrad steps out in the new year, unveils latest Paper Crown Collection

Lauren stepped out in the new year looking stylish as ever. She continues to have great style, amazing hair, and cute dogs.

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The Spring collection for her upscale line Paper Crown has been unveiled

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Fitz and Chloe Conrad belatedly welcome you into the new year

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New York Times Bestseller fo' sho'

50 Cent Shares His 'Formula' For Chiseled Body In New Book
Fif talks to MTV News about his new book, 'Formula 50,' which lays out a six-week workout plan.
By Rob Markman

While 50 Cent has always prided himself on his music, his efforts have extended far outside the studio and into Hollywood, the fashion world and the gym. Who could forget the chiseled frame Fif showed off in his breakout 2003 video for "In da Club"? Now, the G-Unit juggernaut is offering tips on how to achieve a fit physique in his new book "Formula 50."

"For me, it's being able to offer what I paid for with having nutritionists and personal trainers travel with me and keep me in shape at different points," 50 told MTV News of his new book just moments before he began to sign copies at a New York Barnes & Noble.

The book lays out a six-week workout and nutrition plan, but 50 warns that the book only lays out the guidelines. It can't do the workout for you. "It's a shift in lifestyle. If they don't actually make the adjustments to sustain it, if they just do it temporarily then they should expect to go back to the actual physical state they're when they start," he said.

50 admitted that his weight has fluctuated throughout his career, like when he forced himself to lose 54 pounds to play Deon, an ailing cancer patient in his 2011 film "All Things Fall Apart." The rapper admits that even when he derails from his workout track he experiences ill results. "I start looking like security, so you gotta work your way back down," he joked. "You see some artists that put on weight and they look like the Hulk instead of the guy that came to actually perform the song."

Fif remembers adopting the regimen that he outlines shortly after the release of his 2005 LP The Massacre because the rigorous demands of life on the road began to weigh heavy. "I travel so much, I was in different territories, sometimes foreign countries you're not comfortable with their cuisine so you stick to what you know; fast food," he explained. "It's just some of the things that I've picked up that are really effective and that I know are proven fact of being the actual right way of doing things."


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Richard Armitage was a bossy dwarf

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' actor Richard Amitage relished being able to take control of 13 fellow dwarves during a boot camp in preparation for the film.

Richard Armitage enjoying bossing his fellow dwarves around while filming 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'.

The 41-year-old actor - who plays powerful dwarf warrior Thorin Oakenshiel - enjoyed taking on the role of leader and taking control of the unruly gang of 13 dwarves during a physically demanding boot camp.

He explained: ''There was one improvisation that we did during our dwarf boot camp where we were taken outside and it was the first time that I actually found the confidence to command a crack unit of troops. We were crouching in trees and building campfires...

''It was brilliant to feel the aura amongst the dwarves. I think the training process we went through, the physical, really bonded us together and I think when we came to work on set it was pretty moving.''

Richard's revenge-consumed character Thorin is on a mission to reclaim his father's lost kingdom of Erabor from Smaug the dragon, but the actor admits he is actually extremely laid back as person so it was a challenge to embody his alter ego.

Speaking at the press conference for 'The Hobbit' at London's Claridge's Hotel, he told BANG Showbiz: ''He's got quite a lot to be angry about I think! For Thorin it's very much a now or never moment.

''One of the Nordic translations for Thorin comes from Thor and I feel he carries that thunder very much in his heart. As a person I'm quite calm and placid so it's nice to give vent to a little anger!''


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Nicole Kidman: Peeing on Someone isn't Shocking


Nicole Kidman has revealed her stance on violence, sex - and weeing on people in films.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, she said of her urination scene in The Paperboy: "I just don't find urination shocking. I think I peed in the beginning of Eyes Wide Shut, too. But then, I don't find a lot of things shocking!

"Violence is a lot more shocking than sex - sex is primal. [Director] Lee Daniels had an obsession about shooting me from behind - he was obsessed with my ass!

"To me, that was so funny. He's hilarious, I love him. I'm drawn to Lee for his wild nature. I felt shy singing in Moulin Rouge! But peeing - no, not shy."

The 45-year-old actress said of film stars today: "I actually don't even know what a movie star is now - what is a movie star? When the best female part of the year is Claire Danes in Homeland, you know the game's changed.

"Maybe in the '50s, there was a far more particular idea for a movie star. But now that's all blurry - everything's more fluid."

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Tatyana Ali Reveals Her Odd Workout Routine, Penchant For One-Night Stands For HuffPost's #nofilter

These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders." After a while, it's easy to forget that stars are real people. That's why HuffPost Celebrity decided to launch its all-new #nofilter quick-fire question and answer series. Because how well do you know someone until they've shared their guiltiest pleasures?

We all remember Tatyana Ali as Carlton's little sister on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," but this '90s child star isn't so little anymore. The 33-year-old has come a long way from Bel-Air (though she can still rap the show's theme song, duhhh!) and is set to star in BET's "Second Generation Wayans" -- a scripted comedy that follows the famous Wayans brothers' nephews, Damien and Craig.

Now, just like her older brothers used to on "Fresh Prince," we're doing a little razzing ourselves -- and Ali was more than game to play along.

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For the two people that watched it: "Second Gen Wayans" and "Real Husbands..." discussion post. I'm surprised I laughed when they went in on George Gore's head and LOL @ Dancing with the stars (nephew edition). why did Regina Hall#s career never blow up? She is not even Gabby Union famous
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You Got Star Trek in My Star Wars!: Mixing Up New Frontiers And Galaxies Far, Far Away


Now that Disney is in charge of the franchise, it’s unlikely to have escaped your notice that Star Wars is suddenly very much in the news. Whether it’s the nerdiest White House statement in history or now-debunked rumors of Zack Snyder making an additional movie outside of the already-announced new Star Wars trilogy, it seems that everyone is thinking about lightsabers, Jedi Knights and how fast they could make the Kessel Run these days. ABC entertainment president Paul Lee even managed to drop a geek bomb during last week’s Television Critics Association press tour — the possibility that his network was considering bringing the much-mooted, much-delayed Star Wars live-action television series to the screen. “We’re going to look at [the live-action series],” he told Entertainment Weekly, “We’re going to look at all of them, and see what’s right. We weren’t able to discuss this with them until [the acquisition] closed and it just closed. It’s definitely going to be part of the conversation.”

As soon as the news made it online, it spread far and wide, bringing excitement to the Star Wars faithful who have been teased with the possibility of the show for years. First mentioned as far back as 2005, involved parties have been slowly dropping hints about it ever since, whether it’s George Lucas casually mentioning that it has “nothing to do” with the movies or his likening it to a 1940s film noir instead of the 1930s pulp inspiration behind the original movies. For years, news has ver-r-r-y slowly leaked out about the subject matter (“Think about bounty hunter, that’s all I can tell you,” producer Rick McCallum teased in 2006) and potential title (Star Wars: Underworld), with each drip adding to the fervor that this show would magically remove the bad taste that the Prequel Trilogy had left in hardcore fans’ mouths by being the “dark” and “adult” Star Wars that they’d hoped for since The Empire Strikes Back.

Meanwhile, in a different part of the galaxy, another well-established science fiction fandom is finding itself in a similar frenzy by the measured release of new images, interviews and miscellaneous facts from this summer’s much anticiapted Star Trek Into Darkness. The second installment of J.J. Abrams’ reboot to the Trek franchise and do-over of the original series’ history has been four years in the making, and fans are being promised a “dark” second chapter that will deliver a spectacle that is worth the wait. “It’s certainly a bigger movie [than the first] because the first one was kind of the origin story which is great because it’s so easy,” Abrams has said about the sequel, “You just introduce people and yet now they know each other so it has to go deeper.” Executive Producer Bryan Burk agrees: “It’s not a sequel just for the sake of doing a sequel,” he told IGN last week. “We really decided that if we are going to do it, how do we make it different and really step up our game. It’s part of the evolution of the title. The film is not a dark film per se. It’s not post-apocalyptic dark — it’s still within the realm of what Roddenberry had wanted, which is this positive view of the future. However the stakes are significantly greater, and personal. The characters — particularly Kirk — are going to a much darker place emotionally. I feel like the experience the audience has going through it will be a much deeper emotional experience. And on top of that the spectacle will be significantly bigger than the last film.”

So Star Trek is getting bigger and deeper and more spectacular, and Star Wars is getting smaller and delving into stories that have nothing to do with the movies. Exciting, right? Everything old is new again! But doesn’t that mean that we’ve got the two franchises mixed up?

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Sy Fy Cancels Alphas =(

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- Syfy has canceled its drama series "Alphas" after two seasons.

Co-stars Ryan Cartwright, Azita Ghanizada and Warren Christie all posted the news to Twitter this afternoon:

4:11 PM - @RyanCartwright: "Unfortunately #Alphas is cancelled :("

4:26 PM - @AzitaGhanizada: "Sad to say that ALPHAS will not be returning. What an honor to get to play Rachel for 2years & to work w/ & for the MOST AMAZING PEOPLE EVER"

4:30 PM - @HWarrenChristie: "Like my buddy @RyanCartwright has reported, unfortunately #Alphas has been cancelled. Thanks for tuning in the last couple of years!!"

"Alphas" averaged 1.304 million viewers this past season, a drop of nearly 30% from its freshman run (1.845 million).

Zak Penn and Michael Karnow were the co-creators of the series, from Universal Cable Productions and BermanBraun.

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Lady Gaga wants to restore Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch...

Lady Gaga ants to restore Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch to its former glory, according to reports

Jackson, who died in 2009, bought the 3,000 acre ranch in 1988, kitting it out with a rail track, petting zoo and fairground. As he later came into financial difficulties, it fell into disrepair. Although the ranch was sold to investment group Sycamore Valley Ranch Company, Jackson's three children and mother Katherine all still hold a share of it.

"Lady Gaga is obsessed with Michael. She's become good friends with his sister La Toya and would love more than anything else to restore Neverland to its original state," an unnamed source tol The Sun. "His kids are all desperate to hold on to their childhood home so they can decide what they want to do with it properly when they've grown up."

They added: "Gaga would love to help with the financial costs by buying a share."

In December last year (2012), Ga bought as many as 55 items at a sale of Michael Jackson memorabilia. "The 55 pieces I collected today will be archived and expertly cared for in the spirit and love of Michael Jackson, his bravery, and fans worldwide," she tweeted at the tim

Meanwhile. Sharon Osborne has hit out at Gaga for wearing a bra with fake guns on at a gig in Vancouver on Friday (January 11) and on the front cover of this month's Rolling Stone magazine. Osborne told CBS the controversial stage costume was "violent" and "hideously damaging" (v LA Times

"Why haven't you, as a responsible young woman, said, 'No violence on my website, no violence, no threats, no violence'?" Osborne said. "However, everything is guns, guns, guns ... Cut to her first performance on this new tour. She's wearing two guns coming out of her breasts."


...the kids own the majority of the Ranch anyway. So why would that be necessary?

In other news. Paris Jackson got her hair cut to look like Nikki Six

I just...I can't.

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Brenda Chapman was not invited to the Golden Globes

If you didn’t watch Sunday evening’s Golden Globes telecast with Twitter open for a simultaneous comments feed, then you really only enjoyed half of the show.

Those ignoring Twitter also missed reactions by people who almost actually won something at the Globes - and by that, I mean Brenda Chapman. Animation enthusiasts might know that Chapman was the original director of Disney/Pixar’s Brave, which took home the Golden Globe for Best Animated Film on Sunday. Mark Andrews, who was brought in to replace Chapman, accepted the award and thanked Chapman from the stage. Chapman, who was at home watching the show on her couch, took comments from followers and revealed – a little cynically – that she wasn’t even invited to attend the ceremony. “I would have loved to have been allowed to attend,” Chapman Tweeted, in various formats, to fans who asked why she wasn’t at the show. “But the Golden Globe win was lovely in spite of that.”

It brings up an interesting point about how much of Brave is Chapman’s, how much is Pixar’s, and how much do organizations like the Hollywood Foreign Press Association owe it to the talent to make sure they are in the room to possibly accept a prize? This is a miserable situation – a changing of the guard in mid-stream on a movie that opened months ago. And it could foreshadow another problem, as Brave has been nominated or an Oscar, and Chapman isn’t hiding the fact that she’d like to attend the Academy Awards. We’ll see if she’s in the audience on Oscar night.


I tweeted in rage last Sunday night after she was not there to pick up the award Brave won and she was lovely and replied with thanks to everyone who @ her but I am nhft. I think it's even worse that she was invited but not to accept it if she won I mean wtfffff!
That being said, she was nominated on the Academy Awards list, so idt they would deny her but maybe I'm just wishful thinking

If you don't know what happened with Brenda Chapman and Brave: http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/71163753.html

Suda51's Next Game "Killer Is Dead" details

Grasshopper Manufacture's Killer is Dead stars – you guessed it – an assassin in an imperfect future, a spread in Famitsu reveals, as translated by Gematsu. The protagonist, Mondo Zappa, is hired by the Execution Office, led by Chief Brian Roses, to kill murderers around the world, some of which are trying to regain their talents and others that wish for death. And, somehow, the moon is involved.

The combat is close-range, mainly using swords, though Zappa is a bit of a transhumanist and his left arm can transform into a drill, gun and other items. Previous teasers compare the swordplay to No More Heroes, another game from director Goichi Suda. Zappa absorbs enemy blood to use the Adrenaline Burst attack, a powerful move that causes large amounts of blood to gush when foes are decapitated.

Zappa's favorite food is a half-boiled egg, he's 35 years old and he is quite a lady-killer (possibly literally). He's joined by co-workers Vivian Squall and Mika Takekawa, and an enemy by the name of Victor. Killer is Dead is scheduled to launch on Xbox 360 and PS3 this summer.

LAAAWWDD this sounds fun already. Shadows of the Damned and Lollipop Chainsaw are my shit!! Hoping he gets voice work on par with Michael Rosenbaum's in Lollipop Chainsaw.

Can't wait
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Manti TE'o: Fake GF Called Me AFTER Supposed Death

Manti Te'o told Notre Dame officials he NEVER met his supposed girlfriend in person ... and only realized her death was a hoax last month ... after receiving a phone call from "Lennay's" cell phone.

Jack Swarbrick -- Director of Athletics at Notre Dame -- called an emergency media conference Wednesday night in the wake of the not-really-dead girlfriend scandal. Here are the highlights:
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