September 23rd, 2013
Dexter finished its eight-season run tonight with a series finale that is certain to rankle. What happened to Miami's most loveable serial killer? And how did the series end in general? Not well. Full-on spoilers after the jump.
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Even the "spoilers" were more interesting than this smh
Jennifer Lawrence and a clean-shaven Liam Hemsworth returned to the set of The Hunger Games in Atlanta this weekend to start work on the latest installment of their franchise, Mockingjay. Liam sported a new, beard-free look while walking around the set while Jennifer wore a wrist brace and listened to music.
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Popular singer Amara La Negra confessed that she suffered discrimination throughout her life due to her physical features, as well as being overweight during her teenage years. ¨
"They said I was too black, my hair was too hard, I insisted on hair relaxers.¨ This experience was exacerbated during adolescence, when she suffered a crisis which she faced by binge eating and became significantly overweight. "In school I was a victim of bullying, I was called whale, frog, cow, I was separated from the girls who were skinny & pretty. It was very difficult." This monumental artist explains that for this reason that many girls should reflect on their history, and focus on overcoming their obstacles.
On the controversial issue that unveiled and that has earned strong criticism said: ¨The kids have taken over [the song] 'Ay' and so I have been criticized but that is a song that is not made for children."
Regarding the sensual movements that she performs, she stated that they were not her idea, and neither were the provocative shorts she wears on stage. These have been suggestions of her mother, who has always been by her side accompanying her in her career. ¨I am very shy and people do not believe me, when the show ends, my mom just takes my hand and leads me to home."
Translating this was way harder than I thought. Anyway, I love her. She is fucking gorgeous and I love how mad she makes old fashioned Dominicans with her dancing and natural hair.
For some reason, the 49ers allowed Aldon Smith to play Sunday, despite the fact he was arrested on suspicion of DUI at 7 a.m. Friday and despite the report that Smith would get treatment AFTER the team's Week 3 game vs. the Colts...
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E!'s Cat Sadler interviewed Britney and her boys yesterday, for a segment which will appear on Monday's E! News!
Laughs and Love with the gorgeous @BritneySpears AND her adorable boys backstage at #IHeartRadio
Britney told Cat that there wont be any Work Bitch performances before the music video drops, but did confirm that the video is coming out "soon" (... smh at this specificity Brit)
A campaign to buy back a ring that was once owned by Jane Austen has been successful.
The ring went up for auction in 2012 and was bought by American singer Kelly Clarkson.
The Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton wanted to buy the piece of jewellery, but were unable to raise the funds in time for the auction.
The ring was then put under a temporary export ban, meaning Clarkson was unable to take it out of the UK.
The museum set up the 'Bring the Ring Home' campaign soon after.
An anonymous donation of £100,000 was made as soon as the campaign was set up in August, with other Austen fans from around the world adding their donations too.
The museum has since announced that their offer to purchase the ring has been accepted.
Source U Been Gone
I'm seeing her October 5th and can't wait. I think I'm gonna rip a bunch of her live covers off of YT to celebrate. What are some of y'alls fave covers Kelly has slayed?
Liam Payne shows off his toned shirtless body while hanging out at the pool at his hotel on Monday (September 22) in Adelaide, Australia.
The 20-year-old singer is in town with his group One Direction for a month long tour in Australia. The first stop on the tour is at the Adelaide Entertaintment Centre on Tuesday night!
“Sorry we couldn’t stop in the airport they said it wasn’t safe 👎😞 great to be in oz tho,” Liam tweeted as an apology to fans who had camped out at the airport to greet the group.
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Last week's "Breaking Bad" was one of the series' all-time best episodes, and also maybe the most emotionally traumatic one -- for both its characters and the audience -- it has ever aired. Yet Sunday's (Sept. 22) episode somehow managed to find new places to wound and batter its characters.
Spoilers (for those who haven't watched yet):
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Children of the very rich get fucked up pretty early on, mostly because the grow up around other rich kids who have no concept of what the real world is actually like. They go to private schools, get private tutors, go on fancy foreign holidays, and have their every needs catered to by cottage industries designed to extract money from narcissistic parents. I'm pretty good at spotting rich brats, mostly because I grew up around them. They are pretty easily identified: loud, self confident, and most annoyingly, self important. Rich kids are told by their parents they are special, and their education and legion of extracurricular activities organized for them reinforce the notion that they deserve more than everyone else.
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The fabulous Queen Ke$ha surprised the crowd at the iHeartRadio Festival this weekend! She brought the amazing Joan Jett on stage to sing "Bad Reputation" on the day of her 55th birthday. Joan's still got it!
p.s. if anyone's wondering, Ke$ha smells great in person. strongly of hairspray, though.
So what made you become an actor? I think I just really like telling stories. What drew you to the part? Well, he's such a complex character. What was it like making this movie? It was a blast!
At their worst, movie junkets are a forced-smile script of dull questions and insincere answers, meant to promote both media and movies, fueled by bad coffee and room service. But even though they can be a grind, for both sides, they're not exactly ditch-digging.
Still, the last publicity push Chris Hemsworth had to do began to get him down.
"I remember doing the press tour for `The Avengers,'" says the 30-year-old actor. "And — without complaining about it — the questions in interviews were all, 'What's your workout program?' and 'How did you put that much muscle on?' And you realize you're not really looked at so much as an actor, there's the assumption that what you did was pretty easy. So I had a strange kind of need to go no, no, there's something else I have to offer, and I started looking for something deeper."
The project he found — the Formula 1 drama "Rush," which opened in New York last week, and opens in New Jersey Friday — "ticked all the boxes," Hemsworth says.
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What were some of your favorite looks at the show?
AW: Let me tell you this. Just because there's about five African-American pictures out within five months, people will also say, "Oh, it's a Renaissance." Don't worry, it'll dry right back up unfortunately. All of those pictures, all those stories that happen to be placed in a slave economy, people were trying to get them made since I got to Hollywood 39 years ago. Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, everybody's been trying to tell those stories and the stories of all the decades in between. Stories about people - not about them being black, but about people we know. So it's not that anything has changed.
S&A: Would you say it's just a consequence of Django's box office success, that we're now seeing more of these films get made?
AW: I'm sure they started going faster once one of them made some money. That's always the bottom line. And so if this one makes money they'll say, "Okay, let's keep going. Let's put more out."
But it's not because Hollywood is suddenly receptive. It's not because there are suddenly some black people that are going to do the stories, because there have always been black people trying to get all of our stories done. It's just serendipitous that it happened right now.
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At the Emmys last night:
The former Alabama Crimson Tide player lost part of his left middle finger after making a tackle Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
According to Arizona Republic reporter Kent Somers, Johnson injured the finger during a punt return after tackling the Saints’ Darren Sproles. Johnson took off his glove after the play, and the end of his finger was still in his glove. Johnson finished the game with three tackles in the Cardinal’s 31-7 loss.
S rashad Johnson lost top of right middle finger Sunday. Took glove off and finger was still in— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) September 23, 2013
Johnson had surgery on the injured digit yesterday, where doctors shaved away part of the exposed bone. Infection is a concern, so doctors will continue to watch the injury.
At Alabama, Johnson had 11 interceptions in his career at the Capstone, and had a combined 82 tackles as a senior.
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Planning to see Britney Spears during her two-year Las Vegas residency? Well, hopefully you weren't planning on actually hearing her sing.
"Britney does not sing. She is being paid a lot of money to lip-sync," a source tells the New York Daily News. "She hasn't sung live for a couple of years." Indeed, Spears has been accused of faking it in the past; in 2009, outraged fans walked out of concerts in Australia over her lip-syncing.
"Her fans are none the wiser," the source continues, "but it is disingenuous of her to take their cash [tickets cost between $59 and $179] and not deliver a proper performance." A rep for Spears insists, of course, "Britney will be singing. As stated before, she is in vocal training -- has been for months."
On Friday, Spears talked about the Vegas gigs and her new album, out in December, with Ryan Seacrest. "It's the most personal album I've ever done," she says. "After having a huge breakup this year [with ex-fiance Jason Trawick], I had a lot to say in the studio so it was nice to have a therapy like that and to be able to share that with my fans."
Do you think she'll sing like her rep is saying, ONTD?
I'm so happy he won, he was amazing on Boardwalk. They also seem pretty cute together.
Best wedding dance ever! Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds' surprise Sept. 9, 2012 wedding was shrouded in secrecy at the time, and fresh details about the affair -- held at Boone Hill Plantation in Mount Pleasant South Carolina -- are still spilling out over a year later. And although the couple's neighbor Martha Stewart helped plan the tasteful bash, Lively's older sister, Robyn Lively, made sure to add a dash of '80s awesomeness to the occasion: The Teen Witch dance!
An actress just like her sister, Robyn, 41, is perhaps best known for her lead role in the 1989 teen comedy-fantasy Teen Witch. Featuring a synthesizer-heavy soundtrack of original songs, the beloved campy classic concludes with (spoiler alert!) cute witch Louise (Lively), landing the hottest guy in school, Brad (Dan Gauthier), and the pair perform a choreographed love dance at prom.
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10. The old feelings are gone. “You’re probably missing that feeling back in college when you were dating that girl,” Drake said, “and you got that Drake mixtape before anyone else heard of me. I can’t give back that moment in your life.” So that’s why So Far Gone is—well, y’know.
9. Drake let us know that Ghostface Killah is aware that Big Ghost exists. Someone just won something. And also Wu-Tang is okay with “Wu-Tang Forever.” (LOL shit just got real)
8. Gallatin freshmen have a lot of disposable income and zero common sense.
7. Like all Nice Jewish Boys, Drake has a thing about moms—he stopped the interview to distribute out champagne to a lovely mom-looking woman in the front row. Twice. And Drake opened up about “Too Much,” where he lamented his relationship with his mom. (She wasn’t happy about that song, even as Aubrey desperately wants her approval.)
6. Maybe an audience Q&A with one of pop’s most attractive artists (and thirstiest fans) wasn’t such a great idea? Or maybe it was a GREAT idea.
5. Drake is diplomatic until he talks too much. He angled around Kendrick’s “Control” contro-verse-y until Wilson prodded too much, and then he had to lay in a little barb. If we all love that verse so much, Drake asked, could we tell him how it starts? And are we still listening to it? (Cue Wilson laugh.) He made a little zing at Miley, was careful to be respectful toward Wayne, Nicki, Jay and Bey, and was very polite to the stans in the stands.
4. Wilson brought in a rare interview with Drake’s producer, Noah “40″ Shebib. The fast-talking twitchy producer explained the workflow—whether it’s totally true or not, the two act like a dynamic duo singlehandedly making million-selling pop albums. (Also, 40 is doing okay. Yay!)
3. Drake hates Twitter and loves being productive. “Twitter isn’t real. That’s a terrible medium to exist in. You can indulge in it, but don’t live your life by that code.” He still loves it—he’s lurking all the time.
2. Expect Drake in movies (maybe) and interpolating a Lil Boosie song on the new Justin Timberlake album (definitely).
1. Drake loves his fans, hates his haters, loves the competition, doesn’t care about young upstarts, loves unpredictability, hates labels (the genre kind), hates “classic” “legendary” “GOAT,” and is basically like every other successful artist talking about success, and trying to argue themselves back into hunger.
watch interview here
He also mentioned an upcoming oollab with the wu and the video for Hold on we're going home is dropping this week! MORE IMPORTANTLY NOTHING WAS THE SAME COMES OUT TOMORROW!!!! SET YOUR ALARMS GO GET THE CHAMPAGNE READY!!!!
Zoe Kravitz and Penn Badgley share a sweet moment as they kiss while going for a romantic stroll on Sunday (September 22) in Rome, Italy.
The 24-year-old actress and the 26-year-old actor showed some PDA as they did some shopping and sat down for lunch together at local restaurant.
The on-and-off-again couple reportedly broke up after being together for two years back in June.
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TV personaity Stephen Colbert, winner of the Best Writing for a Variety Series Award and the Variety Series Award for 'The Colbert Report,' attends the Governors Ball during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
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The Saturdays released a 12 minute album sampler for their upcoming 5th album, Living For the Weekend.
START THE PETITION NOW: NOT GIVING UP FOR THE NEXT SINGLE!!!!
Oh right, "Warcraft"... We sort of forgot the big-screen version of the massively popular video game was in the works, with "Moon"-helmer Duncan Jones signing on to direct at the beginning of the year. Given how long this movie has been in development—Sam Raimi was once attached, before exiting—it was no sign that it would be moving forward with any speed. But it looks as though Jones has the wheels firmly turning on this, with casting getting underway.
Deadline reports that Paula Patton ("2 Guns," "Mission: Imposssible – Ghost Protocol") is in negotiations for a lead role, while Colin Farrell is in the mix as well, though he's still contending with a handful of others for whatever that part may be. Penned by Charles Leavitt ("Blood Diamond," "The Mighty"), the medieval-set film will mix gryphons, dragons, zombies, werewolves, elves, alien worlds and time travel (!?!?!?) into a single movie that will hopefully make some sense.
Production will start in January, which probably means we can add this one to the increasing blockbuster pileup of 2015. Let's hope it will be able to stand out from the crowd.
Paul Dano, Travis Fimmel, Anson Mount and Anton Yelchin are also in the mix for "Warcraft."
I like Moon, but IDK about this one. And Farrell needs to stay away from these risky blockbusters. I'm all for a WOC lead in a medieval setting though.
Also talks about how to correctly pronounce Asomugha.
so cute, omg
Bethany Joy Lenz‘s passion for music and acting is intersecting again.
The One Tree Hill alumna has landed the starring role in Songbyrd, an hour-long scripted E! pilot written by ex-Grey’s Anatomy scribe Krista Vernoff and exec produced my Smash duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, sources conform to TVLine.
She’ll play Lauren Byrd, a genius songwriter who employs a small staff, including her sister, to enable and manage her eccentric, yet wildly successful process. But when her ex-fiancée reveals himself to be less than the man she remembers, she comes to the realization that she can no longer live in the past, and must find a new, true inspiration for her sake and those around her.
Lenz, who is coming off an arc on Dexter, will next be seen in CSI‘s 300th episode, airing Oct. 23.
Next year's Captain America: The Winter Soldier script has been given the thumbs up by one of the men whose opinion on the subject matters the most: Ed Brubaker, the writer responsible for creating the Winter Soldier in the first place during his seven year run on the Star-Spangled Avenger's Marvel comic series.
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BlackBerry said on Monday that it had reached an agreement to be taken private by a group led by Fairfax Financial Holdings.
The company signed a letter of intent that would pay shareholders $9 a share in cash, a deal that values the faltering smartphone maker at about $4.7 billion, according to a press release. Fairfax already owns 10 percent of BlackBerry.
BlackBerry entered into the agreement on the recommendation of a special committee of its board, which has been evaluating strategic options for the company as its market share has continued to erode in recent months.
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It should be noted that four years ago, Blackberry owned 50% of the smartphone market. Today, they own 4%.
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Britney Spears is back — or is she?The 31-year-old singer’s new gig for a two-year residency of her stage show Britney: Piece of Me at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas has had dismal ticket sales, at best, and an industry insider exclusively tell RadarOnline.com that everyone involved with the show is really worried.
The numbers are in, and of the first 16 shows running Dec. 27 through Feb. 22, Spears has only sold out three shows.“After spending hundreds of thousands on promo, they expected to instantly sell out all of the first 16 shows, but they didn’t come close!” the source told Radar.
“In fact, Britney only sold out three of the 16 shows put on sale and many are considering this a disaster.”According to the insider, Las Vegas residencies in the past such as Celine Dion and Shania Twain sold out their first block of shows right away.“There are nearly 50 shows a year and the theater is small…it only holds about 4,500 people,” the source said.“So all of this put together really isn’t looking well for Britney. Ticket sales need to start skyrocketing or else there’s going to be a lot of disappointed investors and people involved with the show.”
New Zealand's Lorde is currently streaming her much-anticipated debut album a full week ahead of its official release date. Due September 30 via Universal, Pure Heroine features the chart-dominating hit "Royals," downtempo art-pop tune "Tennis Court," and recently unveiled handclap-stomper "Team." Now, followers of 16-year-old Ella Yelich-O'Connor can feast on the full 10-track platter thanks to VH1.
Speaking to SPIN recently, the noted Kanye West fan discussed the inspiration behind her follow-up to 2012's The Love Club EP, saying that she hoped to inject some authenticity into the pop scene. "I love Top 40 pop, don't get me wrong," she said, "I just don't think that there's anyone in Top 40 pop that's 'real.' Is there though? I'm just not sure... I mean that Miley Cyrus song ['We Can't Stop']. That could be her life. Who knows what's real? That's the point though; who knows what's real?"
The stream above is very real, that's for sure. Press the play button and heed Lorde's advice: "I want people to just listen to it and see for themselves."
LINK for the stream: HERE
John Lennon fans will be able to revisit the late Beatle's 1980 travels to Bermuda in a new interactive album app. "John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes" will launch in the iTunes App Store on November 5th and tracks Lennon's trip to the islands and his collaborations with wife Yoko Ono. It is directed by filmmaker Michael Epstein.
The app follows Lennon in 1980 – the last year of his life – as he journeyed to Bermuda, Billboard reports. While there, he collaborated with Ono from afar, inspiring tracks for their album Double Fantasy. Fans will be able to check out demos of songs like "Woman," "Starting Over," "I'm Losing You," "(Just Like) Starting Over," "Nobody Told Me" and "Dear Yoko," and they'll also be able to toy around with special interactive elements like traversing the ocean to reach Bermuda and visiting a disco.
All revenue from the app will go towards WhyHunger's "Imagine There's No Hunger" campaign. Ono was enthusiastic about the program: "I think the album app captures the sense of discovery and the artistic dialogue that John and I shared at that time and provides a new way to help us imagine a world without hunger," she said in a statement.
One thing is certain: More people will die in the dark series finale
After five gripping seasons, Vince Gilligan’s Emmy-winning “Breaking Bad” will come to an end on Sept. 29, and the Internet is going insane with buzz, including wild show theories and fan art.
So far, only one thing is certain: More people will die. Actor Bryan Cranston teased the last episode at the Emmy red carpet Sunday night, saying, “We have to see if anyone survives the holocaust”; in the penultimate episode, Walter White seems to have completed his transformation into Heisenberg and we see Todd kill Andrea without a moment’s hesitation.
But there are still so many unknowns introduced earlier in the season: Who will White poison with the vial of ricin? What will happen to Jesse, who is in the hands of his Nazi captors thanks to his former mentor? Will Walt Jr., the one pure, untainted character, manage to stay innocent and safe? What will come of Todd’s one-sided feelings for Lydia?
Here are some of critics’ best predictions for how the series will end:
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Loved the finale, why do we have to wait so long for season 2???
When Harry Styles and co aren't too busy performing or being teen heartthrobs, it seems the One Direction boys fancy playing a spot of golf to relax.
The pop band are currently down under for the Australian and New Zealand leg of their tour, which is set to last for a month.
Just hours before their gruelling schedule kicked into full swing, Harry, 19, and Niall, 21, hit the greens at their hotel.
Harry dressed for the occasion in all black, while Niall came prepared in full golf attire of a white long-sleeve polo T-shirt and white shorts.
In a display of true sportsmanship Harry and Niall punched hands as a display of respect before the game started.
Harry looked like more of an accomplished player than Niall, as Niall kept hitting his balls into the rough.
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She is famed for her youthful looks and flame red hair, but Julianne Moore debuted a new grey hair colour for her latest film.
The 52-year-old actress is starring in The Hunger Games Mockingjay films where she plays President Alma Coin.
Julianne looked barely recognisable with her newly coloured hair styled in a centre parting as she filmed in Atlanta, Georgia.
But she still managed to look considerably younger than her years as she travelled around on-set wearing a grey waterproof jacket and black trousers.
Her Hunger Games character is a revolutionary leader and is described by author Suzanne Collins as having long grey hair and grey eyes looking like ‘all the colour was sucked away’.
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Kanye does a pretty off-the-wall but incredible and full of truth interview with Zane Lowe of BBCR1. LISTEN HERE (watch the 1st of 4 videos here). Some highlights:
On why he's focusing on fashion more than clothing now: "It's not illegal to not listen to music. It's illegal to walk around naked."
On providing inspiration: "If you're a Kanye fan, you're not a fan of me, you're a fan of yourself. I'm just the espresso. I'm just the shot in the morning."
On his "rants": "They classify my motivational speeches as rants... I have reached the point where my 'Truman Show' boat has crashed into the painting."
On "Yeezus": "This is what frustration fucking sounds like."
On being in a peerless place: "I look around and I say, 'Wait a second, there's no one around me in this space that looks like me. And if they are, they're quiet as f--k. So that means, wait a second -- we are seriously in a civil rights movement."
On shoes, amazingly: "Sandals with socks! Keep it gangsta... [but] no flip flops for black dudes. I don't care where you at. No flip flops for black dudes. Wear some hot ass Jordans on the beach."
Etc, including really interesting stuff about how much flack he gets for "I Am A God" versus calling himself a "pimp"; an extended rant on his invention of leather jogging pants (lmao); an ode to Steve Jobs (please); how Kim gave him a sense of family; and more.
Sources: quotes, interview.
Dexter deserved better. So did “Dexter” fans, who, witnessing this Showtime drama end in a heap, were subjected to the lamest series finale since “Seinfeld.”
If only the producers had dispatched their show with the care their murderous hero showered on his victims.
From its start eight seasons ago, “Dexter” was a groundbreaking, often shocking series that called for the viewer to honor, or at least accept, a sociopath who channeled his urges as a serial killer for the social good.
“My own, small corner of the world will be a neater, happier place,” he told one victim — a repeat pedophile who had slipped through the cracks of the justice system — before beginning his ritual execution on the series’ first episode in 2006.
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Rihanna is on tour once more after a nearly seven-week summer break, and audiences haven’t exactly welcomed her back with open arms. After a performance at the F1 Grand Prix in Singapore on Sunday night, the singer’s fans took to Twitter to blast her for being ‘disappointing,’ ‘high on weed,’ and even ‘lip-synching’ during the show.
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Screen Gems and MGM's Carrie redo has received an R rating for bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexual content. That confirmation comes via a new TV spot that has hit the web. This is quite the surprise considering the nature of the material and the belief that the studio would be aiming for a PG-13 to garner the widest possible audience.
Look for the film on October 18th.
Directed by Kimberly Peirce, Carrie stars Chloe Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Gabriella Wilde and Ansel Elgort.
Check out the Carrie Youtube channel for more promo videos
Comingsoon.net | WhatHappenedToCarrie @ Youtube
Fans of Walt Disney World were fuming last spring following reports of people gaming a system that allowed disabled park guests to advance to the front of lines. Now it seems the entitled few have ruined it for everyone. Disney Parks has just announced a change in policy: People with disabilities will no longer be ushered to the front of lines.
It “certainly has been problematic, and we wanted to curb some of the abuse of this system,” Disneyland Resort spokeswoman Suzi Brown told the Orange County Register.
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A case of some rotten eggs spoiling it for those who could actually benefit from it.
She may have rose to fame on the seventh series of the X Factor in the UK.
But since then Cher Lloyd has become a household name all over the globe – in particular the US where she spends the majority of her time.
And showing she has well and truly completed her transformation from Malvern teenager to LA superstar the 20-year-old debuted a perfect Hollywood smile at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada over the weekend.
Back in 2010 when she first appeared on TV screens the pretty brunette had a gap between her two front teeth, creating a quirky smile not too dissimilar from Madonna’s.
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Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton film scenes for "Life Itself" on location with a little dog.
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lol at the punk rock part tho
After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he's owed.
Once Upon a Time goes under the sea on its Nov. 3 episode with the introduction of Ariel (aka the Little Mermaid), her strapping beau Prince Eric and Ursula the wicked sea witch.
Amy and Will Markel, of Columbia, Mo., bought their only child, Grace, a huge Swift fan, tickets to the singer's Chicago concert on Aug. 10.
After exiting a taxi at the concert venue with her father, Grace was hit by an SUV traveling at what was estimated to be 30 miles per hour. The driver was uninsured and had a suspended license.
Grace's dream night turned into a nightmare ordeal: Instead of attending her idol's concert, the little girl spent the following two days at Children's Mercy Hospital, where she was treated after suffering two skull fractures, a slight left orbital fracture, multiple head lacerations, a severe concussion, and road rash over her face and body.
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TV’s most watched drama is planning an off-shoot that will be set in New Orleans and introduced via a planted pilot to air during spring 2014.
Per our sister site Deadline, NCIS: N’Awlins (as I shall dub it) will be executive-produced by NCIS showrunner Gary Glasberg and series star Mark Harmon.
The NCIS New Orleans office apparently handles cases from Pensacola through Mississippi and Louisiana to the Texas panhandle.
The news comes less than a year after CBS announced its plan for an NCIS: Los Angeles spin-off, NCIS: Red, which aired last spring as a planted pilot (starring Kim Raver and John Corbett) but failed to land a spot on the 2013-14 schedule.
Fan favorites Zachary Quinto, Natalie Dormer and Stephen Graham have been cast in new new indie drama, The Girl Who Invented Kissing.
Writer and director Tom Sierchio is getting some geek casting cred for his first directorial effort, The Girl Who Invented Kissing. Announced in Variety, Zachary Quinto and Natalie Dormer have been cast, along with Adelaide Clemens and Stephen Graham, in the upcoming indie drama.
Quinto, best known for playing Spock in the new Star Trek films, as well as appearing in American Horror Story, and Heroes, has long been a rising name while Dormer, who played Anne Boleyn on Showtime’s The Tudors, has been enjoying an increasing rise to stardom as of late with roles in Game of Thrones, Elementary and forthcoming Hunger Games sequels. Stephen Graham also has a following after playing Al Capone on Boardwalk Empire.
The film will follow two brothers whose lives are changed when a nameless drifting woman walks in from the rain and into their bar.
Source, and here
Stephen Colbert took home Emmys for Best Writing for a Variety Series Award and Best Variety Series at Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards.
"The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart has won the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Series 10 years in a row. But that winning streak came to an end at Sunday's 65th Primetime Emmys when "The Colbert Report" took home the coveted prize.
After receiving seven previous nominations in that category, the eighth time was the charm as Colbert and his team accepted the award.
"They say it's an honor just to be nominated," Colbert said. "Winning is way better."
"It's like a positive fight," says the EDM whiz backstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival.
Along with scoring hits like "Clarity" and the recently released single "Stay The Night" under his own name, electronic maestro Zedd has been tapped to handle a fair amount of production work on Lady Gaga's highly anticipated new album, "ARTPOP." Before Zedd's performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Saturday night (Sept. 20), the producer caught up with Billboard backstage about the push-pull experience of collaborating with the pop superstar.
"It was very interesting to have someone say, 'I think we should change this and that,' because I usually don't get that," says the EDM star. "So it's like a positive fight -- you try to make the best for a song, and … you learn to compromise and find new ways, and I think that ultimately the songs get to a point that I would never be able to get to myself."
On Tuesday (Sept. 24), Zedd will release "Clarity - Deluxe Edition," a new version of last year's "Clarity" album that features "Stay The Night." According to Zedd, the collaboration with Paramore singer Hayley Williams stood out so much that he didn't want to wait until his next album was finished to release the track as a single.
"I love Hayley and I love Paramore," says Zedd, "and when I had the chance to work with her, that was the right decision."
Applause is #1 on the Dance chart. Offc a flop.
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Fox drama “Sleepy Hollow,” which bowed with impressive numbers last Monday, also was an especially big gainer in early DVR playback, according to Nielsen.
The new show from 20th Century Fox Television, inspired by the tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horsemen, averaged a 3.5 same-night rating in the adults 18-49 demo to become the net’s biggest fall drama premiere since “Standoff” in 2006. Its premiere then added a big 1.5 ratings points (or 43%) to its total thanks to DVR playback done on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The 5.0 rating puts “Sleepy Hollow” comfortably above the 4.3 achieved earlier this year in Live+3 by both Fox’s ”The Following” (from a 3.2 for its same-night rating in January) and CBS’ “Under the Dome” (rising from its premiere same-night score of 3.3 in June).
Two seasons ago, Fox’s top new new dramas in L3 were “Terra Nova” (4.1) and “Alcatraz” (4.0).
“Sleepy Hollow” will face tougher competition for eyeballs on Monday nights starting tomorrow with the premieres of NBC’s “The Voice” and CBS’ comedies.
Don't forget to watch tonight at 9/8c on Fox!!!
That’s right. Though this headline is far clearer than Salon’s lengthy post, republished from the blog The New Inquiry, making this case. In fact, Malcolm Harris could have saved himself nearly 1,700 words in the effort to paint AMC’s Breaking Bad as racist if he had just burst out of the gate with less subtly and more white-hot passionate outrage. Oops. Now, having used the word “white” to modify the word “hot,” Salon readers have license to dismiss this post as the ravings of a culturally unsophisticated brute – or worse – and continue to saturate themselves in progressive like-think.
Yes, it turns out that the genre-bending and strikingly compelling AMC drama is racist. Why? Because Walter White’s talent for making methamphetamine suggests that white people have an advantage when making drugs that African-Americans and other minorities do not enjoy. In this way, Harris notes, Breaking Bad appeals to America’s latent sense of white supremacy.
At least, that is my attempt to decipher the cryptology that characterizes the insular, self-affirming doctrinism that energizes those who fancy themselves society’s racial police.
After a number of dispensable opening paragraphs, Harris gets to the meat of his thesis: the characters in Breaking Bad appeal to a mass market, not because White is churning out street drugs, but because his products are essentially “black-market pharmaceuticals” of a higher grade.
“Which brings us to the other thing that sets White and Pinkman apart from their competitors: color,” Harris continues. “And I don’t mean blue.”
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You know, the altogether rarer kind of 3D movie, the kind that uses the extra dimension to more effectively tell the story and sell the jeopardy faced by the characters.
In Gravity, there are only two onscreen characters, Ryan Stone and Matt Kowalsky, played respectively by Oscar winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Stone, a medical engineer, is on his first NASA mission into Earth's orbit, while seasoned astronaut Kowalsky is taking his last shuttle trip before retiring from the space exploration game. They duo are conducting ordinary repairs during a spacewalk when debris from a damaged satellite leaves them scrambling to survive against the infinity of space as their oxygen supply dwindles.
Cuaron has delivered a space adventure that communicates the nauseating physics of zero gravity and the primal scariness of space. Essential to Gravity's evocation of the void is 3D. "From the minute you start watching this film, you can't breathe," says Bullock in the featurette. "We're in zero gravity, so you have this weird slow motion, you can't control things as things are ripping by you. So with that 3D aspect of it, it's as though you're in the same peril they are."
It's difficult to convey the immersive qualities of 3D via a tiny 2D window on your computer, but this featurette does a solid job of suggesting the possibilities presented by Gravity's added dimension.
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I keep checking for showtimes in my town for next week and all I get are 7 PM screenings of Kirk Cameron's Unstoppable. :'(
Also, I know that ONTD has predictably started to turn against this movie because of the hype, but critics are still loving it and I've yet to be disappointed by Cuarón. By the way, for those other Cuarón stans out there: read this super long but amazingly insightful profile. Keep snatching them wigs, padre Charolastra
NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh) wasn't a fan of this year's Emmy Awards show.
The 43-year-old actress says she "was really disappointed" by Sunday's telecast.
"I didn't see any diversity in the Emmys at all. The Emmys felt so dated to me," she said in an interview Monday. "... That dance number was embarrassing. Did you see one person of color in that dance number?"
"Grey's Anatomy" is one of the more diverse shows on television, which Pompeo says is one of her favorite things about the series.
"I'm extremely proud of our very, very diverse cast which represents the world that I walk around in every day," she said.
"Grey's Anatomy" is now in its 10th season on ABC. The new season will premiere Thursday.
I wonder if she has changed her tune about the NAACP awards. what did she say?
Weinstein Co. Moves Nicole Kidman's 'Grace of Monaco' Out of 2013 Contention
Instead of entering the drama about actress-turned-princess Grace Kelly in this year's awards race, the distributor now intends to release it in the spring.
The Weinstein Co. no longer plans to release Grace of Monaco, a drama in which Oscar winner Nicole Kidman portrays actress-turned-princess Grace Kelly, in time to qualify for this year's Oscar race. A limited release had originally been set for Nov. 27, and Kidman, by virtue of her past awards success, has been mentioned as a possible contender. But The Hollywood Reporter has learned that TWC has decided the film needs more time to be completed, and, according to sources, will be released during Spring 2014, positioned more as a commercial entry than an awards play. TWC did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Since pop-princess superstar Britney Spears announced her new two-year residency at Planet Hollywood starting Dec. 27, we’ve learned a lot of behind-the-scenes “Piece of Me” concert secrets.
The multimillion bet on Britney has already started to pay off for Caesars Entertainment, which owns and operates Planet Hollywood. Her announcement last week in the desert just outside Las Vegas grabbed headline stories and radio and TV coverage all around the world.
It prompted a virtual flood of ticket sales and hotel-room bookings. I asked Tariq Shaukat, chief marketing officer for Caesars Entertainment, for reaction from just the first 24 hours. He told me: “We’re very pleased, and, as we suspected, interest in Britney is very high from all over.” Three of her first shows apparently sold out within the first hour, and sales for the first group of 16 shows through February are still going strong five months out.
Another Caesars executive, Kurt Melien, VP of entertainment, said: “It will be a big Las Vegas-style production show married to a dance-club environment. It’s a 90- to 100-minute show with 21 of her greatest, hits and some of the new music from her eighth studio album being released Dec. 3. It’s a retrospective on some of the most iconic moments of her life combined with the contemporary material she’s doing today.”
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tl;dr, She didn't throw up. Put sunglasses on because her eyes were watery from feeling sick. She's been training 5 hours a day dancing with a vocal coach. She will be "singing." She will be moving to Vegas in mid November for full on rehearsals in the venue until opening night. There will be video projections on every wall of the venue during the show. And shows are selling well contrary to reports.
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They always receive a warm welcome when they touch down in airports across the globe.
But on Sunday Australian One Direction fans didn’t quite get to give the welcome they’d hoped to as the band failed to stop to say hello due to security reasons.
And showing just how much it meant to them to say hello to their idols – many of the fans broke down in tears after queuing for hours to catch a glimpse of either Harry, Zayn, Niall, Liam or Louis.
While Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Louis Tomlinson arrived together from Dubai, Niall Horan and Harry Styles, who have been in the country for a couple of days arrived a short while later.
Up to 200 girls camped out at Adelaide’s airport knowing the group would be arriving at some point that day ahead of the first stop on the Australian leg of their Take Me Home tour.
But when they failed to stop some of the young women, who were believed to have been waiting for up to 13 hours, broke down in tears.
Those who were inconsolable were comforted by their friends who tried to calm them down as they collapsed on the floor crying.
Understanding that their lack of greeting would upset some of their more hardcore fans Liam tweeted: ‘Sorry we couldn't stop in the airport they said it wasn't safe. great to be in oz tho’
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South Park returns for its 17th season this Wednesday night, and we now have a look at what the kids are getting up to as the Comedy Central animated series resumes. Based on the new clip from Wednesday night's "Let Go, Let Gov," it seems Cartman's having a rather strong reaction to learning that the NSA is snooping into people's personal business, but he's found a way around that. Instead of using Twitter to post his thoughts, he's on Shitter, a social networking site that apparently pulls thoughts right out of his mind and puts them onto the internet. Also Alec Baldwin's.
Oftentimes when there's a reference to some kind of website in a TV show, it's fun to look around to see if an actual site like that really exists. Every once in a while, the network or show will actually create the page to extend the fun for their viewers, but I feel like this is one of those times when you probably don't want to search the internet for anything "Shitter" related. There are some things that just can't be unseen, so let's take Cartman's word for it that such a site exists, if not in our world, then in his. And we can only imagine what kind of thoughts are being posted there. Considering what he says, I can only imagine what he's thinking but not saying.
Here's the official description for the episode:
Cartman wants to hold the government accountable for secretly monitoring all of his personal information in an all-new episode of “South Park” titled “Let Go, Let Gov,” premiering Wednesday, September 25 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on COMEDY CENTRAL.
When Cartman manages to get himself behind the doors of the NSA, he doesn’t like what he finds in his personal file. He thinks it’s time he told everyone the truth. Meanwhile, Butters finds someone new to listen to his prayers.
Is the NSA listening to Butters' prayers?
In other funny news, in case you didn't notice, Key & Peele is back! Comedy Central has an hour of seriously funny TV lined up on Wednesday nights, with South Park returning to the 10:00 p.m. timeslot, followed by Key & Peele, which returned previously and airs at 10:30 p.m.
Why does this show not have a tag????????????????????
Hip-hop super group Deltron 3030 (Del the Funky Homosapien, Dan the Automator, and Kid Koala) are streaming their first album in 13 years, Event II, in full one week ahead of its release date (October 1st through Bulk Recordings). Take a listen at Pitchfork.
The long, long-awaited follow-up to their 2000 self-titled debut includes contributions from Damon Albarn, Mike Patton, Rage Against the Machine’s Zack de la Rocha (“Melding of the Minds”), The Lonely Island, and Emily Wells. Also featured is an array of non-musical talent, specifically actors David Cross, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“Stardate”), and Amber Tamblyn, as well as celebrity chef David Chang.
Del has described the finished product as “more of more like a rock opera, but using rap,” explaining, ”This time, the album has a specific story. The Deltron world has gone too far with technology. Everything’s destroyed, and you just see the remnants of our technology. The streets are run by criminals, the police are outnumbered and outgunned, and we’re like pirates, running rogue, doing what we do to survive.”
It's hard to believe that One Tree Hill premiered 10 years ago, but alas OTH fans, today (September 23, 2013) marks the 10 year anniversary of one of our favorite teen dramas. (Haters can go Brooke themselves.)
In the words of Peyton Sawyer, people always leave, and sadly, One Tree Hill bid adieu to our TV screens back in April 2012. So in honor of One Tree Hill's 10th anniversary, Wetpaint Entertainment is looking back at the Tree Hill gang to see where they all ended up. From babies to weddings and even broken engagements (hey, sometimes life imitates art!), here's what the cast of One Tree Hill is up to now. (Suggested soundtrack while reading this gallery: "Can't Get You Out of My Head" by INXS.)
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Former USC basketball star Brynn Cameron has an eye for athletic sperm. You may recall she had a baby with NFL QB Matt Leinart. Well guess whose baby she just had ... that would be Clippers superstar Blake Griffin!
TMZ has learned ... Brynn and Blake are now the proud parents of Ford Wilson Cameron-Griffin, who was born August 1st. The birth certificate lists Brynn as the mother and Blake Austin Griffin as the daddy.
As for the child she had with her baby daddy Matt, 6-year-old Cole lives primarily with her and we're told she's getting a boatload of child support -- we know she was getting $15k a month.
Brynn and Blake were dating, and apparently it went well for a while -- or for at least one night. And, we just found out ... Brynn and Blake are NO LONGER TOGETHER.
Let's just say ... in the baby daddy sweepstakes, Brynn is a Hall of Famer.
Not so fast, Netflix.
Despite an influx of online streaming series into leading categories for Sunday night’s Primetime Emmy Awards, only one nominee took home a win.
“House of Cards” director David Fincher landed the award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, beating out cable counterparts “Boardwalk Empire,” Breaking Bad,” “Downton Abbey” and “Homeland.”
The win was the first for an online streaming series in one of the premiere categories.
But that was all. No other wins for Fincher’s Netflix-aired political drama, which premiered all at once (13 episodes) on Feb. 1.
“House of Cards” stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright were each denied in the Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama categories, respectively.
And Jason Bateman was left in the cold after being nominated for best actor in a comedy for “Arrested Development.” The former Fox series was revived on Netflix for a fourth season and was also released in its entirety on Aug. 7.
But for series airing exclusively online, the wins and losses might not matter quite as much this year.
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Now that Dexter has concluded it’s time for a definitive ranking of the seasons. I’m braced for your blowback because season 4 is NOT #1 on my list (scandal!). Be sure to check out our series finale recap and Q&A with the Dexter producers about that ending and the final season. See what you think:
Season 2: The Bay Harbor Butcher
Riveting, format-breaking season: The Big Bad wasn’t some temporary guest star but Dexter himself as hostile colleague Sgt. Doakes (Erik King) and FBI blood-hound Agent Lundy (Keith Carradine) closed in with every hour, and Dex contended with an unstable girlfriend Lila (Jaime Murray). Dexter is at its best when Dex is scrambling to survive and season 2 felt like a potential final season storyline very early in the show’s run. In fact, season 2 is one of the reasons the show’s writers surprised fans by not pursuing a similar storyline for the final season.
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Elden Henson Cast as Pollux
Lionsgate has just announced, in addition to Wes Chatham as Castor, the casting of Elden Henson as Pollux. The two brothers work in Cressida’s camera crew and help guide Katniss to the Capitol. Henson was most recently seen in the movie Jobs
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idk idk it has potential. hopefully we'll get at least 13 episodes to wrap it up. really only here for the superior Beckett brother tbh
Screen Gems' remake of the 1986 rom-com, About Last Night, starring Packer's Think Like A Man co-stars Michael Ealy, Regina Hall and Kevin Hart, as well as Joy Bryant.
This contemporary version closely follows two new couples as they... "journey from the bar to the bedroom, and are eventually put to the test in the real world."
Edward Zwick directed the original that starred Rob Lowe and Demi Moore as couple number 1, with James Belushi and Elizabeth Perkins as would-be couple number 2.
In the remake, Hart plays the Belushi role; while Ealy is in the lead, originated by Rob Lowe. Regina Hall plays the role originated on film by Elizabeth Perkins, the best friend, who has a love/hate relationship with Hart's character. And finally Joy Bryant plays Demi Moore's role.
Steve Pink is directing the film, which, from all we've read and heard thus far, may be closer in content to the original play that the first film was based on - Sexual Perversity in Chicago - written by David Mamet, which was more R-rated than the 1986 rom-com, full of profanity, depicting "intimate relationships [as] minefields of buried fears and misunderstandings."
We'll see when Screen Gems releases the film on February 14, 2014.
Regina is so adorable, I wish she was on a TV series. And no, 2nd generation wayans doesn't count.
Robert Pattinson is getting his fitness on!
The hunky 27-year-old Twilight star was spotted hitting the gym over the weekend ahead of his upcoming movie Mission: Blacklist.
R.Pattz was dressed all in black, including sneakers, socks, shorts, hoodie and sunglasses, while arriving to workout. According to X17, Pattinson is following a strict fitness regimen to get into shape for Mission: Blacklist, in which he'll play a young military interrogator who helps lead the mission to capture Saddam Hussein.
The role must be a big one for Pattinson, as we know how he's been vocal in the past about his distaste for working out.
"I think I don't get some jobs because I don't go to the gym," he once said. "I am literally the only actor in L.A. who doesn't have a six-pack. Although I'm going to change that. In my next film, I have like three intimate scenes so I'm literally thinking of those to get in shape...I don't ever want anyone to see me doing exercise. Even though I am doing it, I still think it's so lame and embarrassing—I am doing it out of necessity, that's all."
"I don't have a six-pack and I hate going to the gym," he also recently revealed to Sunday Style. "I've been like that my whole life. I never want to take my shirt off. I'd prefer to get drunk."
This is a preview for Haylie Duff's cooking show that she has on ORA TV. No idea wtf that is but it's owned by Larry King or something like that so good for her.
I have the best fans/friends how sweet is my bday gift from @hilaryduffitaly I am loving this!!!! ❤
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I thought it was really nice of her to actually use a birthday present that some of her fans gave her!
Nothing like the Emmy Awards red carpet to give us an acute case mani mania!
We loved the manis on this year's red carpet and have already noted a few distinct trends: classic nudes, cherry-reds and funky greens are the nail colors of choice on some of our favorite celebs.
Like Girls' Allison Williams, who showcased a pale nude mani on the cam. The actress offset her soft nail color with a bold Fred Leighton cocktail ring.
"I just liked the colors," she said, before showing off the violet-hued bauble on the mani cam's red carpet.
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Emilia's make her look sick tbh