Filming of the new "Star Wars" movie will take place in England, returning the franchise to its British roots, Disney's Lucasfilm said on Friday.
"We've devoted serious time and attention to revisiting the origins of 'Star Wars' as inspiration for our process on the new movie, and I'm thrilled that returning to the UK for production and utilizing the incredible talent there can be a part of that," Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm president, said in a statement.
The six previous "Star Wars" films were all partly filmed in the UK at famed studios including Pinewood, Elstree and Shepperton.
Disney announced three new "Star Wars" films in October 2012, when it purchased George Lucas' Lucasfilm company for $4.05 billion.
The news was welcomed by the British finance minister, George Osborne, who tweeted on Friday: "Great news for our creative industries. May the force be with us."
"Star Wars: Episode VII" will be made by director J.J. Abrams, and will further boost the British film industry that has been regenerated by the popular James Bond and Harry Potter film franchises.
The "Star Wars" franchise has grossed more than $4.4 billion at the worldwide box office since the first film was released in 1977.
"Star Wars: Episode VII' is scheduled to be released in 2015.
Eli Roth does an AMA on Reddit, remembers ONTD's shameful night.
Does the Livejournal community Ohnotheydidnt (ONTD) and blueberries mean anything to you? Is it true that you sent some ONTD members naked pictures?
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Of course. That was a fun night. I fucked the internet. It started as a joke. Then girls started sending me pics. So I went to myspace and made them set up accounts proving they were 18 before I'd even look. But I never asked for them, they just started it. It was weird and fun. Look, I made money in college doing on line cyber sex. This was 1991 when doctors and scientists were on line. I knew how to type dirty things fast. I was surprised and how shocked and upset people were. It's just words on a screen between adults.
Cutest couple ever?
As the five broadcast networks prep their nearly 100 pilots ahead of May's upfront presentation to Madison Avenue buyers, executives must weigh the options of bringing back returning favorites and make decisions on the numerous bubble shows that currently line their respective schedules.
Here's The Hollywood Reporter's handy guide to help keep track of what's coming back, what's canceled and what will be new to the 2013-14 schedule for Fox, CBS, NBC, ABC and The CW. Keep checking back through upfronts as we continue to update this accordingly.
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ABC is moving forward with projects from Rebel Wilson, Breakin In's Adam F. Goldberg and Lone Star's Kyle Killen.
Less than a week before Disney bass is set to present its new fall wares to Madison Avenue buyers, ABC has picked up a comedy starring James Caan, two projects from David Zabel and Ryan Seacrest Production's first scripted effort Mixology. They will join returning series including Modern Family, The Middle, Scandal and Grey's Anatomy on the network's 2013-14 schedule.
Here's a look at what else has been ordered:
Super Fun Night* (rolled from CBS last year)
Logline: Revolves around three nerdy female friends, including Pitch Perfect's Rebel Wilson, on a "funcomfortable" quest to have "super fun" every Friday night.
Cast: Rebel Wilson, Kelen Coleman, Kevin Bishop, Lauren Ash, Liza Lapira
Team: W/EP Rebel Wilson; EP Conan O'Brien, David Kissinger, Jeff Ross, EP/D John Riggi
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Conaco Productions
The Goldbergs* (previously How the Hell Am I Normal, untitled Adam F. Goldberg)
Logline: A dysfunctional Wonder Years set in the simpler times of the 1980s, inspired by Adam F. Goldberg's childhood.
Cast: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin, George Segal, Hayley Orrantia, Darien Provost, Troy Gentile, Sean Giambrone (as a young Adam F. Goldberg)
Team: W/EP Adam F. Goldberg (Breaking In); EP Doug Robinson, EP/D Seth Gordon; co-EP Bill Wee
Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Happy Madison
Back in the Game* -- (formerly the untitled Cullens project)
Logline: When Terry Gannon (Psych's Maggie Lawson), a recently divorced, single mother, temporarily moves in with her estranged father (James Caan), a beer-swilling former baseball player, she reluctantly starts coaching her son's (Griffin Gluck) underdog little league team and is drawn back into the world of sports she vowed to leave behind.
Cast: James Caan, Maggie Lawson (1st position before USA's Psych), Griffin Gluck, Ben Koldyke, Kennedy Waite, Lenora Crichlow, J.J. Totah, Cooper Roth
Team: W/EP Mark Cullen, Robb Cullen (Las Vegas); EP Aaron Kaplan; EP/D John Requa, Glenn Ficarra
Studio: 20th Television, Kaplan Entertainment
Logline: A reformed party girl named Kate (Malin Akerman) finds herself with an instant family when she falls in love with a man named Brad (Bradley Whitford) who has three manipulative children and two judgmental ex-wives.
Cast: Bradley Whitford, Malin Akerman, Marcia Gay Harden, Michaela Watkins, Natalie Morales, Ryan Scott Lee, Albert Tsai, Gianna LePera
Team: W/EP Emily Halpern (Private Practice), Sarah Haskins; EP Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg; D Jason Moore
Studio: ABC Studios
Logline: A high-concept single-camera comedy from the writers behind The Hangover set in the world of a sexy Manhattan bar chronicling the exploits of singles in search of love -- all over the course of one night.
Cast: Kate Simses, Ginger Gonzaga Mercedes Masohn, Blake Lee, Andrew Santino, Adam Campbell, Vanessa Lengies (1st position over Fox's Glee), Craig Frank, Alexis Carra, Sarah Bolger (ohhh so no more mulan and aurora right??), Adan Canto
Team: W/EP Jon Lucas, Scott Moore (The Hangover); EP Nina Wass, Ryan Seacrest; D Larry Charles
Studio: ABC Studios, Ryan Seacrest Productions
Mind Games* (previously Influlence)
Logline: Provocative workplace ensemble centered on the complicated relationship between two brothers (SteveZahn, Christian Slater) who head a unique agency designed to attack their clients’ problems using the real science of human motivation and manipulation.
Cast: Steve Zahn, Christian Slater, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Cedric Sanders, Gregory Marcel, Wynn Everett, RonRifkin (guest star)
Team: W/EP Kyle Killen (Awake); EP Keith Redmon; D Miguel Sapochnik
Studio: 20th Television
Logline: It's hard to fit in when you're the only woman in the notoriously male Texas Rangers, but that doesn't stop Molly Parker (Battlestar Galactica's Tricia Helfer) -- our ballsy, beautiful badass who knows how to get to the truth and isn't afraid to ruffle a few feathers on her way there. Based on the Argentine series Mujeres Asesinas.
Cast: Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), Marc Blucas (Buffy), Michael Trucco, Alex Fernandez, Marta Milans
Team: W Hannah Shakespeare (The Raven); EP Sofia Vergara; EP/D Martin Campbell
Studio: ABC Studios, Electus, Latin World Entertainment
Resurrection (The Returned)*
Logline: What happens when the people you have mourned and buried suddenly appear on your doorstep as if not a day's gone by? The lives of the people of Aurora Arcadia are forever changed when their deceased loved ones return. Based on a novel by Jason Mott.
Cast: Omar Epps (House), Devin Kelley (Covert Affairs), Matt Craven, Frances Fisher, Samaire Armstrong, Sam Hazeldine, Nicholas Gonzalez, Mark Hildreth, Kurtwood Smith, Landon Gimenez
Team: W/EP Aaron Zelman (Criminal Minds); EP JoAnn Alfano, Jon Liebman, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner; D Charles McDougall
Studio: ABC Studios, Brillstein Entertainment, Plan B
Logline: An adaptation of British drama The Syndicate, the drama revolves around seven employees of a service station in Queens whose lives are changed in unexpected ways when they win a lottery jackpot.
Cast: Stephen Louis Grush, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Summer Bishil, Anastasia Phillips, Christine Evangelista, Lorraine Bruce, Luis Antonio Ramos
Team: W/EP David Zabel, Jason Richman (Detroit 187); EP Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Steven Spielberg; D PaulMcGuigan
Studio: ABC Studios, Amblin TV
Logline: A beautiful but unhappily married female photographer (Boss' Hannah Ware) begins a torrid affair with a lawyer for a powerful family. When he turns out to be defending a murder suspect who is being prosecuted by her husband (Chris Johnson), the relationship and the case begin a spiraling series of betrayals with cataclysmic results for everyone involved.
Cast: Hannah Ware (Boss), Stuart Townsend, James Cromwell, Henry Thomas, Chris Johnson (Against the Wall), Wendy Moniz, Elizabeth McLaughlin, Braeden Lemasters
Team: W/EP David Zabel (ER); EP Rob Golenberg, Alon Aranya; D Patty Jenkins
Studio: ABC Studios
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Logline: Told through the point of view of Alice (Sophie Lowe), she has a generous heart but carries the scars of a hard life. She's joined by Cyrus (Peter Gadiot), Alice’s love interest, and the Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha), a sardonic adventurer.
Cast: Sophie Lowe, Peter Gadiot, Michael Socha, Emma Rigy, Paul Reubens (voicing the White Rabbit)
Team: W/EP Eddy Kitsis, Adam Horowitz; EP Jane Espenson, Zack Estrin, Steve Pearlman
Studio: ABC Studios
What shows will you watch ontd???
Riz Ahmed is the star of The Reluctant Fundamentalist which is currently opening around the world.
He has already won plaudits for his previous work including the comedy Four Lions.
But acting is not Ahmed's only passion - music, and specifically rapping as Riz MC, is also close to his heart.
The BBC's Mishal Husain spoke to Riz Ahmed on BBC World News about his latest film and how he balances acting and music in what one critic called "an extraordinary" double life.
Riz Ahmed Scans from May '13 Esquire Magazine: "Hides to Seek"
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Guns? Bad idea.
Guns in movie theaters? Even worse.
But that didn't stop a theater in Jefferson City, Missouri from pulling off the stupidest, most tasteless, idiotic, ridiculous, moronic PR stunt in the history of...life!
To promote the premiere of the new Iron Man movie, the theater hired several people to dress in full tactical gear and storm the screening with fake weapons drawn.
And after the Aurora, Colo. movie theater massacre, who thought this wouldn't trigger PTSD in all of us? Not surprisingly, people are upset and even the police department is shaking their heads.
But Capital 8 Theaters manager Bob Wilkins remains defiant, telling the ABC affiliate that he did not regret pulling the stunt, which he said was planned months in advance.
"My job is to entertain people," Wilkins said, claiming only "a few" patrons were upset.
Dude. Get the entire f*ck out of here. Your job is not to scare people half to death with half-baked ideas and fake guns.
Pretty sure neither RDJ or Marvel would be happy to hear about this.
The duo posed for a photo shoot in V Magazine‘s upcoming summer issue (you know, the one with Miley Cyrus showing serious skin on the cover), and they chatted about making their friendship work in the modern age. Like many of us, they keep in touch thanks to technology. “The great thing about technology for friendships is that no matter where you are—I can send you an e-mail of me peeling shrimp in Baton Rouge while you’re in the rainforest in Costa Rica,” Cattrall told the mag.
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Harold and Sulu are as different as the fans they attract. “They’re more sober,” says the actor of his Star Trek fans. “They call me John Cho. The Harold fans call me Harold.
“Star Trek fans have been wonderful. I’ve been blown away by the variety — there are fans all over the world. There are fans of many generations and they are thoughtful people. I was fearful of them. People worked me into a frenzy about how the fans might take a dislike to the things I did, but they’ve been very warm.”
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Unhappy with this movie but never with him.
Ignore there weird old still—that had me panicking for a second too. But this is the interview from last night and the beloved salt n' pepper beard is still present.
Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry was seen with her 5-year-old daughter Nahla in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Friday (May 10). Halle’s growing baby bump was visible under her tight-fitting workout gear as she picked up her gorgeous girl at school.
On Wednesday, the expectant mama, 46, and her ex-boyfriend, male model Gabriel Aubry, were seen sharing the school run duties with their sweet girl.
Halle and her fiancé, fellow actor Olivier Martinez, are thrilled about their baby on-the-way.
“This has been the biggest surprise of my life to tell you the truth,” she said. “I thought I was kind of past the point where this could be a reality for me. So it’s been a big surprise and the most wonderful.”
But she’s keeping mum about the baby boy rumors.
“I don’t know, I don’t know,” she said when asked if it’s a boy, stressing that all she wanted was for the baby to be “healthy.”
It's rough out there folks. This has been one hell of a week for TV drops and pickups. Compared to this same period last year, we've had much more to cover.
Here's another casualty, which I'm actually surprised by. I foolishly thought this was a lock, given the brand, and who was involved (notably Shawn Ryan and Eddie Murphy). Nobody's safe.
CBS has passed on the Beverly Hills Cop TV series adaptation, which Brandon T. Jackson was to star in as Axel Foley's (Eddie Murphy's) son. Murphy, who was to appear in the pilot (at least), teamed up with Shawn Ryan (creator of shows like The Shield and The Last Resort) and Sony Pictures Television, to produce a small screen version of the film franchise, as a serial.
After some serious competition from all 4 major networks for the series last year, CBS emerged the winner of this new Beverly Hills Cop series.
Shawn Ryan was to serve as showrunner, if CBS picked it up. Apparently, the pilot episode that was shot earlier this year, didn't do much for CBS, or they just felt that it wasn't a fit.
Described as an hour-long crime procedural with strong comedic elements, the series was to have a similar fish-out-of-water setup as the film, and would center on Axel Foley’s son, Aaron, a blue-collar police officer, trying to make a name for himself, absent of his prominent father's influence, and the criminals among the rich and famous in Beverly Hills he helps eliminate.
Shawn Ryan wrote the pilot episode script, and is executive producing with Eddie Murphy.
So it's dead... for now. Given that there was supposedly interest in the project from all 4 major networks, there's a chance that it could end up elsewhere... or not. So stay tuned.
In this week's totally non-essential news, singer Cee Lo Green has signed a deal for a six-episode reality series for TBS, to be called The Cee Lo Life (Or as I think the show should be called, Living a 4 Foot 5 Life in a Six Foot World, but that’s me).
The show will chronicle his life along with his Goodie Mob group mates - Big Gipp, Khujo and T-Mo - as they work on their new long-awaited hip-hop album.
According to Michael Wright, who is the head of head of programming for TBS: "With his distinctive voice, winning personality and remarkable ability to tap into a wide range of musical styles, Cee Lo Green has risen to the top of the music industry… (and his new series) will give viewers the chance to get to know who he is - without a doubt, one of the hardest working men in show business. The Cee Lo Life is certain to be a smart, fun and funny journey packed with a lot of great music."
O.K. if you say so.
The show is set to premiere sometime in 2014.
By the way, for my own education, just how did he get the name Cee Lo?
does this mean he is not returning to the voice? I don't miss him and xtina.
It's Lindsay Lohan's worst fear... doctors at The Betty Ford Center have cut off her precious supply of Adderall -- and now, she's hell-bent on making her escape.
Sources close to Lindsay claim doctors at the rehab center evaluated Lindsay this week and decided she does NOT need the medication, despite Lindsay's claims she suffers from ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).
We're told Betty Ford's doctors almost NEVER give anyone over the age of 15 the powerful drug, because the docs believe there are plenty of substitute meds for ADHD that do the trick without the addictive qualities inherent in the drug. And, we're told, the doctors are well aware many people -- especially Hollywood types -- misuse Adderall as a weight-control drug.
Here's the immediate problem ... Lindsay is telling her friends she CANNOT stay at Betty Ford and wants to be moved to another facility that is not hard-nosed about Adderall.
And this sets up yet another crisis, because it seems inconceivable Judge Jim Dabney and prosecutors would ignore the Betty Ford doctors and trump their diagnosis by letting Lindsay make a move.
Clara is summoned to an impossible conference call, alerting her that the deadly Whisper Men are closing in on Vastra, Jenny and Strax. Someone is kidnapping the Doctor’s friends, leading him toward the one place in all of time and space that he should never go. It’s a deadly trap that threatens to unravel his past, present and future...
Executive produced by Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner
Directed by Saul Metzstein
Written by Steven Moffat
Produced by Denise Paul
Series produced by Marcus Wilson
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If a typical break-upcalls for vats of Ben & Jerry’s and repeated viewings of The Notebook,then we suppose a highly publicized divorce from a top Hollywood actor and devout Scientologist calls for a cross-country move and a gorgeous new apartment. That’s pretty much what Katie Holmes got last summer when she took up residence at the Chelsea Mercantile—the spectacular, star-infused, 21-story building at 252 Seventh Avenue. The actress reportedly signed the lease just a few days after announcing her split from husband Tom Cruise in June 2012.
As you might expect from Ms. Holmes, who has also transmitted her fashion sense to daughter Suri, these are some stylish digs. The actress has been settling into her New York lifestyle pretty well since then. Last winter, Ms. Holmes took the stage as Lorna in Theresa Rebeck’s Dead Accounts, which ran from late November to early January at the Music Box Theatre. Though the show received mixed reviews, Ms. Holmes’s performance stood out, at least to The New York Times. Ms. Holmes “appears much more at ease playing a worn-down country mouse to the hyped-up city mouse of [Norbert Leo Butz],” Ben Brantley wrote. “Ms. Holmes and Mr. Butz summon an appealingly natural family rapport … You may even forget that Ms. Holmes is Katie Holmes for a moment.”
It’s no problem that Dead Accounts closed earlier than expected—Ms. Holmes is already at work acting in another project, a Spike Lee production called Mania Days. In the film, which has been shooting in different locations around New York City, Ms. Holmes plays Carla, a manic-depressive poet who forms a romantic relationship (and later a pregnancy) with a manic-depressive rapper, played by Luke Kirby.( Collapse )
MI3 is the gift that never stops giving. who knew katie loved her some crumbs? i mean, besides half of you all.
ETA: Added "Katie" to stop the Elementary confusion and make the formatting a little less shitey.
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"The F Word" will find Daniel Radcliffe exercising his rom-com muscles alongside Zoe Kazan in the latest from Michael Dowse ("Goon," "Fubar"). The film is based on the play "Cigars and Toothpaste" by T.J. Dawe and Michael Rinaldi, and the script by Elan Mastai ("The Samaritan") landed on the Black List way back in 2008. So yeah, there is some good potential here and just like 'Queen,' it'll be on the sales floor at Cannes. Here's the official synopsis followed by some new pics (some courtesy of Snitchseeker).
THE F WORD. It’s not what you think. It means “Friends” as in, “Can’t we just be Friends?” Ok, it’s not an obscenity. In fact it might be one of the coolest things about us as humans. But when you’re looking for love, it’s frustrating, uncomfortable, heart-wrenching and even infuriating.
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Located on a dry lakebed to the east of Mexico City, the 600-hectare Bordo Poniente landfill is one of the largest tips in the world. Home to more than 76m tonnes of refuse, some of which lies up to 56ft deep, it was opened in the 1980s – partially to take rubble left over after the 1985 earthquake – and, at the time of its closure towards the end of 2011, was accepting up to 12,600 tonnes of rubbish a day. According to the Clinton Foundation, the dump was responsible for releasing almost 1.5m tonnes of methane into the atmosphere every year, around 20 per cent of the Mexican capital’s total greenhouse gas emissions. It is, in short, the sort of place that only Wall.E could love: a filthy, flyblown wasteland that stinks worse than London Gentleman, Blackbeard’s Delight and Sex Panther combined.
As movie locations go, it leaves a lot to be desired. Yet that’s precisely what it became for the purposes of Elysium, Neill Blomkamp’s eagerly awaited $100m follow-up to his 2009 debut feature District 9. Set in 2154, the film imagines a Utopian society where everyone who can afford to do so enjoys an idyllic, peaceful existence on a man-made space station free of disease, dirt, war and want. Everybody else is stuck down on Earth, an overpopulated, ruined husk of a planet that is crippled by poverty, riddled with crime and policed by robots. (“Elysium security goes beyond our borders,” reads the mock-promotional literature on the Welcome To Elysium site, a natty piece of stealth marketing which promises us we “won’t find a better home on Earth”. “Our fleet of Armadyne security bots are instrumental in neutralising all threats.”)
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SOURCE and my copy of Total Film
I managed to copy and paste the whole feature from the magazine, enjoy!
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In Victorian England, the young and beautiful Alice (Sophie Lowe) tells a tale of a strange new land that exists on the other side of a rabbit hole. An invisible cat, a hookah smoking caterpillar and playing cards that talk are just some of the fantastic things she’s seen during this impossible adventure. Surely this troubled girl must be insane and her doctors aim to cure her with a treatment that will make her forget everything. Alice seems ready to put it all behind her, especially the painful memory of the genie she fell in love with and lost forever — the handsome and mysterious Cyrus (Peter Gadiot). But deep down Alice knows this world is real and just in the nick of time, the sardonic Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha) and the irrepressible White Rabbit (John Lithgow) arrive to save her from a doomed fate. Together, the trio will take a tumble down the rabbit hole to this Wonderland where nothing is impossible.
The Material Girl singer dressed up in a fishnet top over a black bra, with stockings and suspenders — just like the cagefighter's alter ego Roxanne.
And Sun columnist Katie had to look twice just to check her former hubby wasn't at the glitzy bash in New York
Katie revealed: "I had to do a double take when I saw that picture of Madonna at the Met Ball this week.
"I thought it was my ex-husband Alex Reid."
Katie is not shy in making remarks about celebs.
In February she compared model Kelly Brook to a "heifer"
And later she also lashed out at Peter Crouch's missus Abbey, claiming she looked way too skinny.
But this time she may have a point as these outfits are remarkably similar.
Fortunately though, Madonna only donned the crazy garb for the punk-themed do.
Madonna on E!'s Fashion Police "Must See Look of the Week"
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Crystal Reed and Daniel Sharman being cute at Bootsy Bellows on May 10, 2013.
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They were effectively our POV characters throughout Season One, but now mid-way through Season Three and with the entire clan scattered across Westeros, the only thing that binds House Stark are their values. Game Of Thrones Season Three stars Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark), Richard Madden (Robb Stark), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark) talk about the values they inherited from Ned…
Michelle Fairley: Honour? Very much so. Respect. Caring. I think what’s lovely about them as well in Season One is how the dynamic works, it’s quite a chaotic, wild childhood but with really good guides. Those guides are teaching the important lessons in life for the children, which hopefully they will start to utilise as they find themselves pushed farther into the darkness of the world.
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Bless their hearts, but bbs... we must remember the lesson Dark Helmet taught us.
She started her last show at 1pm Friday afternoon but 30 minutes later she was replaced after listeners presumed she was drunk. One text from a listener said “Paula you sound drunk” to which Paula replied “I’m not drunk, I’ve had a couple of drinks I’m not drunk” followed by a long laugh.
Because it was her last show Paula said she’s not playing the songs she’s suppose to play but will take requests because she’s having a party.
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this is what i get for going on rants about hating all beliebers and wanting them out of my fandom. now they'll never go the fuck away. stopppppppppppppppppp it scooter braun stopppppppppp iiiiiiiiiiiittttttttttttttt. stop mixing them together, i can't escape them on any site. if there's any group of people i wish hated ariana it's the beliebers but instead they're all #beliebersloveariana ugggghhhhhhh.
Quick Gifs & Caps:
Or just search the #snl tag on tumblr.
(Or go to tvpc.com and look for NBC)
Here is the rundown for the season so far.
Week number, Host, +SkitsWithHader -SkitsWithoutHader
Week 1: Seth MacFarlane +6 -6
Week 2: Joseph Gordon Levitt +7 -6
Week 3: Daniel Craig +4 -6
Week 4: Christina Applegate +4 -6
Week 5: Bruno Mars +6 -7
Week 6: Louis C.K. +2 -7
Week 7: Anne Hathaway +5 -5
Week 8: Jeremy Renner +7 -4
Week 9: Jamie Foxx +3 -7
Week 10: Martin Short +3 -5
Week 11: Jennifer Lawrence +6 -6
Week 12: Adam Levine +4 -8
Week 13: Justin Bieber +5 -6
Week 14: Christoph Waltz +5 -6
Week 15: Kevin Hart +7 -5
Week 16: Justin Timberlake +3 -7
Week 17: Melissa McCarthy +4 -6
Week 18: Vince Vaughn +6 -4
Week 19: Zach Galifianakis +2 -9
Week 20: Kristen Wiig +4 -7
(I am excited to see Kristen back, but she hasn't even been gone for a year. Come on now...)
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Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Shailene Woodley, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, and Sally Field also star. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens May 2, 2014.
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Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden revenge-porn flick Zero Dark Thirty was the biggest publicity coup for the CIA this century outside of the actual killing of Osama bin Laden. But the extent to which the CIA shaped the film has remained unclear. Now, a memo obtained by Gawker shows that the CIA actively, and apparently successfully, pressured Mark Boal to remove scenes that made them look bad from the Zero Dark Thirty script.
The CIA's whitewashing effort is revealed in a cache of documents newly released under a Freedom of Information Act request about the CIA's cooperation with Bigelow and Boal. The documents include a 2012 memo—initially classified "SECRET"—summarizing five conference calls between Boal and the CIA's Office of Public Affairs in late 2011. "The purpose for these discussions was for OPA officers to help promote an appropriate portrayal of the Agency and the Bin Ladin operation," according to the memo. (Hundreds of pages of CIA documents about the film were released last year; the memo obtained by Gawker was approved for release late last month.)
During these calls, Boal "verbally shared the screenplay" for Zero Dark Thirty in order to get the CIA's feedback, and the CIA's public affairs department verbally asked Boal to take out parts that they objected to. According to the memo, he did.
Here are the key changes:
The much-discussed opening scene of Zero Dark Thirty features the main character Maya, played by Jessica Chastain, observing a detainee at a CIA black site as he is water-boarded and shoved into a tiny box during an interrogation. It appears that an early version had Maya participating in the torture. But during their conference calls, the CIA told Boal that this was not true to life. The memo reads: "For this scene we emphasized that substantive debriefers [i.e. Maya] did not administer [Enhanced Interrogation Techniques] because in this scene he had a non-interrogator, substantive debriefer assisting in a dosing technique."
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Ugggghhhh.....I'm so bummed!!!!
The Voice Season 3 winner Cassadee Pope has officially announced that she will be premiering her new single on the June 4th episode of NBC's The Voice. This will be her first single after her win from her debut album which she has been working on in Nashville since her December win.
Working my booty off for the rollout of this new single. I'm premiering it June 4th on @nbcthevoice! I think it'll be worth the wait!! :D— Cassadee Pope (@CassadeePope) May 12, 2013
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So she still can't sing but that should surprise no one. I honestly thought that she would put something out before this to ride that wave of fame but it's almost 6 months since her win so she's more likely to go the Route of Irrelevance that the other Voice winners have gone so far. Also, she's going to need less bland songs to avoid dissolving into the country world of white girls with guitars. Her stuff with Hey Monday was better than this by far.