October 11th, 2013

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Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' First Look


The director of the drama poses with real-life inspiration Louis Zamperini.

Universal has unveiled the first image of anything related to Angelina Jolie's upcoming directorial effort, "Unbroken," a film about the life story of Olympian and World War II hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini.

Jack O'Connell ("Skins") is set to play Zamperini, who posed with Jolie in the picture above, which teases their collaboration on the film that has been in development at Universal since the studio acquired the rights to his life story in 1957. The film was originally planned as a starring vehicle for Tony Curtis as his follow-up to "Spartacus."

Jolie's "Unbroken," an adaptation of author Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption," lands in theaters on Christmas Day, 2014.

"It will be hard to make a film worthy of this great man. I am deeply honored to have the chance and will do all I can to bring Louie's inspiring story to life," Jolie said in a statement accompanying the photo. "Everyone involved in the film shares this deep responsibility. Like all readers of Laura's book and all people who love and admire Louie, I am a fan who has learned so much. He has made me a better person."

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Queeyth Paltrow debuts new line for GOOP

Gwyneth Paltrow Collaborates With Ecoalf For Chic Eco Wear on Goop


Just in time for the cooler temps, Gwyneth Paltrow is unveiling a brand new collaboration that you'll definitely want to snap up this season.

The star debuted her recent line with Spanish brand Ecoalf this morning on Goop which features a few chic items that just so happen to be totally eco-friendly.

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When will your faves?


What are you planning on adding to your wardrobe for winter?


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Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Bring North West To Jimmy Kimmel

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West missed daughter North West so much while they were in Paris, it looks like they want to bring her everywhere they go — including Kanye’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Kanye and Jimmy discussed their heated feud on the show — and we’re so glad Kim and North were there for moral support!

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Once Upon a Time 3x03 "Quite A Common Fairy" Sneak Peek

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[Spoilerific Summary of the Video for those too lazy/unable to watch]
After explaining that Snow White is a “monster” who had her fiancé killed (if only Regina knew the truth), she explains that she feels like the “queen of nothing” since she’s alone and her marriage is just a farce.

“No wonder you jumped!” Tink exclaims, to which Regina quickly gets defensive. “I didn't jump, I fell,” she says, which hints that she perhaps tried to fall to her death and the green-loving fairy saved her life. And from what she says next, she’s ready to save her life again — in a different way.

“I can help you find what you need,” Tink says, and Regina doesn’t get it. “You don’t even know?” the fairy questions. “That’s so sad. Regina — love. You need love,” she insists.

While Regina is wary that she can find another soulmate, Tink insists that she’s “never seen pixie dust fail” and it will find her perfect match. “If you let it, you will find your happy ending,” she says, but again, the queen isn’t listening. “My happy ending looks like Snow’s head on a plate,” she snarks back. Classic Regina.

Summary Source: Alyse Whitney, Wetpaint.com

Happy for a glimpse of Tinkerbell, BUT WHAT ABOUT NEALFIRE & MULAN?!?
Emma? The Shadow-Snatcher and his band of Creepy Orphan Groupies???
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Honest Trailer - "The Matrix Trilogy"

OP: Latest HT from the Screen Junkies YouTube channel. I've seen Honest Trailers posted before here on ONTD, Mods, so hope this one gets through. :)


What did you like/not like about the Matrix franchise/universe, ONTD?

Personally, I loved the Animatrix short films...
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Chris Pine wanted for Horrible Bosses 2

Chris Pine is wanted for the lead role in Horrible Bosses 2.

Deadline reports that Pine and Christoph Waltz are being pursued by the comedy sequel's producers to play a father-son team.

Waltz will reportedly be unavailable during the movie's shooting period, but Pine may accept the younger leading role.

Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day will reprise their roles from the first film, in which they played three men who hatch a plan to kill their overbearing bosses.

Horrible Bosses 2 will open on November 26, 2014 in the US.

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"Elementary" and "Sleepy Hollow" writers begin a vicious twitter feud

Must everything spiral into warfare and bitter personal attacks? Sadly, the respective twitters of the writers for CBS's "Elementary" and Fox's "Sleepy Hollow" are not free from the curse. See if you can stomach the carnage below:

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The feud is still ongoing and claiming countless lives in its wake. idk why Sleepy Hollow hasn't played the Cho card yet, but maybe they're afraid of unleashing such power on the world.

Josh Dallas and Ginnifer Goodwin engaged!

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Looks like Snow White has indeed found her Prince Charming.

ABC's Once Upon a Time costars Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas are engaged to be married, the couple's reps tell PEOPLE exclusively.

Dallas popped the question in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

"We are so thrilled to announce our engagement and can't wait to celebrate with our friends and family, including our second family at Once Upon a Time," the couple said in a statement to PEOPLE.

The two met on the set of the series and took their relationship public in April 2012.

No word yet on a wedding date.


16-year-old Malala Yousafzai leaves Jon Stewart speechless

Malala is a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize for her courage in the face of death threats in her home country of Pakistan over her advocacy of education for girls. On Thursday, she won the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.

Malala was shot in the head and neck one year ago on her school bus by a gunman who was sent by the Taliban, the Muslim clerical group that believes in adherence to a strict version of Islamic law.

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The Taliban have issued a renewed threat against her last week. Also she is the youngest person to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
This girl is my hero.
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Another Tom Hiddleston Master Post for your Viewing Pleasure!

Tom on What It's Like to Be a Sex Symbol

"Heeeeeeeey! Sex symbol! *wink*"

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Also, mandatory plug to my community LJ group for Tom, onhiddlesd where we give out free cookies for those who have seen the light and fallen for this Sparkly non-virginal Unicorn! Why? Because....


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Shark Fassy Is A Slow Reader, ONTD

On Oct. 9, the Cinema Society hosted a screening of 20th Century Fox’s “The Counselor,” a drug cartel thriller with a screenplay by Cormac McCarthy. At the cocktail party before the film, some of the cast talked about their favorite works by McCarthy.

“To be honest with you,” said pic’s star Michael Fassbender, “I started reading ‘The Road’ and unfortunately, I haven’t finished a book since probably 2006. I just end up reading scripts all the time, and I’m a very slow reader. But I was a big fan of ‘No Country for Old Men.’ And this script blew me away.”


Can we make this into a book discussion post?

Also... are you a fast or a slow reader, ONTD?
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Feeling the Heat of a Boogie Nights Live Read

"For the third anniversary of Film Independent at LACMA's Live Read, we have a story about a boy and his pet." Critic and LACMA curator Elvis Mitchell typically introduces the semi-regular Live Read with a wry bon mot describing the film he and filmmaker Jason Reitman have selected, and this is how Mitchell prepared a packed house for the first film of the new season, Boogie Nights. (For more on how the unrecorded, one-night-only Live Read events work, see here.)

Boogie Nights, of course, has only grown in stature since it was first released 16 years ago. It is an uncommonly ambitious, devastating, absurd Scorsese-esque look at the rise and fall of a small enclave of pornographers living in the San Fernando Valley in the late '70s and early '80s. I've always thought of it as a hilarious tragedy. Last night may have inverted that idea.

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I was there, and it was just as excellent as this author describes. In fact, I want this guy's job. Though his voice cracked a few times, Taylor Lautner was a surprisingly excellent choice for Dirk Diggler, and Don Johnson was a fantastic Jack Horner.

Mariah finally gives fans some information

Hiiii lambs!!

I'm so happy to be able to catch up with everybody here on Facebook. The last three months of my life have not been easy. Getting through this injury has been the toughest experience of my life. It took me three months to get to this point but thank God I was able to recover and get my arm back. It's a huge deal, it should have taken eight months and even my doctors can't believe it. It's been a long journey, the physical therapists have been incredible and I am very grateful to all of them for helping me.

When people expected me to go "Here I am, I'm back and everything's great!", it didn't happen because my hand was still in tremendous pain and it took this long for it to heal. I've been working day and night, and it took a lot of rest (though I did sneak in to the studio a couple o' times!) but I can finally say that I am on my way to a full recovery.

There's a lot of excitement that I'm going to reveal to you very soon, and sooner than you know it, you're going to understand why but more than that, you're going to feel what I've been feeling for the past- not three months- but three years.

This is, to me, one of the most important albums I've ever made in my life. If you're a lamb, a fan, or just a human being that needs to feel good, happy, sad, miserable, joyous... "I gotcha
" (said like Roc- you haven't heard how he says it yet but you will soon, it's a complete+total classic!)

LYM!!!! --MC


this legendary queen...fighting through injuries in the midst of another record-breaking musical era and still finding time to raise dem babies, film and promote a critically-acclaimed film, and debut another best-selling fragrance line...yet she never stops keeping it real w/ the fans!!! WHO ELSE

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Best-selling author James Franco performs his new novel, Actors Anonymous

James Franco writes what he knows in his offbeat first novel Actors Anonymous (Oct. 15), which follows his debut short story collection Palo Alto (2010).

The structure of the novel is based partly on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, in that members of an actor’s support group make wild confessions from the trenches of their profession in each chapter.

s / yt. get your own copy now!

"i used to care about how i looked. now i don’t care so much. maybe it’s because i’m so handsome.”
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Glee Cast Didn’t Want Dianna Agron in Cory Monteith Tribute

We were shocked to hear that original Glee cast member Dianna Agron (Quinn) won’t appear in this week’s Glee Season 5, Episode 3, a tribute to Cory Monteith. Last week, Glee creator Ryan Murphy alluded to a possible reason why. But now we’re hearing a report of another, more drama-filled explanation.

Dianna’s absence had nothing to do with Dianna no longer being a regular cast member. Instead, the site says that Dianna’s character Quinn wasn’t written into the tribute episode because members of the cast and crew didn’t want her there.

A source says that both Lea Michele (Rachel) and show creator Ryan Murphy “intensely dislike Dianna and have both worked to marginalize her as much as possible.” Yeah, we’ll let that sink in. “They never saw her as a team player,” the insider continues, and “they simply did not want her sharing the glory for this very special episode.”

“It’s shocking [that Dianna isn’t in the episode], because even though she’s not contracted for this season, many other actors returned to pay tribute to Cory… even ones with less of a story connection to Finn than Dianna had!” the source says. “Remember, she played his girlfriend on the series, and was a major part of his storyline.” Don’t worry: We remember.

Ryan had seemingly offered a more diplomatic reason for Dianna not being included when he said last week that any cast members who really wanted to be involved could have contacted him about it. For her part, Dianna previously said she was “surprised” to not be asked to appear in the tribute.

So bearing in mind that this report might not have much truth to it, what do you think of the rumor? Given that Quinn was such a key figure in Finn’s storyline, it would make sense that something big, like a strong personality difference, is behind Dianna’s absence. So do you wish Dianna and the show had put their differences aside? Or do you trust Ryan and Lea’s judgment here?

Honestly I didn't notice she was absent from the episode until I read this. Oop.
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The Sixth Sense star Haley Joel Osment is all grown up

His most famous role is still that of the little boy with the ability to communicate with spirits in 1999's The Sixth Sense.
And so recent pictures of Haley Joel Osment may come as a surprise to fans.
While the 25-year-old actor is still recognisable as the adorable kid from The Sixth Sense, he has definitely filled out since his big break.


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Report: Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son beaten, suffers head injurires

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson missed practice this week to be in South Dakota for what originally was vaguely described as a "medical issue involving a young family member."

Now, according to TMZ, Peterson's 2-year-old son is in critical condition in a South Dakota hospital after he was allegedly beaten by the man dating the boy's mother.

Officials told TMZ the suspect is Joseph Patterson, who has been charged with aggravated felony assault and battery of an infant.

Authorities haven't confirmed that the child is Peterson's son (at least one report says the victim isn't Adrian Peterson Jr., but Peterson's other son).

“At this point, we're not going to confirm anything," Sioux Falls Police Department spokesman Sam Clemens said, via the Argus Leader. "Who the father is does not come into play in this investigation, so we're not going to be releasing any information as far as that goes."

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Tired already? An exhausted looking Britney Spears emerges from rehearsal ahead of her Vegas gig

With the countdown now on until Britney Spears takes the stage in Sin City, the star is working around the clock to be ready.
The 31-year-old emerged from rehearsals in Van Nuys, California, on Thursday looking a little worse for wear.
The Hit Me Baby One More Time singer has been in the studio preparing for her Las Vegas, Nevada residency.

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Mirren, Cumberbatch and Eccleston Join the National Theatre's 50th Anniversary Celebrations


Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch and Christopher Eccleston have joined the starry cast for The National Theatre of Great Britain's 50th anniversary celebration "LIVE FROM The National Theatre: 50 YEARS ON STAGE," directed by Nicholas Hytner. This special event will be broadcast by National Theatre Live to cinemas internationally on Saturday, November 2, 2013 (with many encore dates in U.S. cities). From Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead to The History Boys, from Antony and Cleopatra to Angels in America, from Guys and Dolls to London Road, this will be a thrilling evening of live performance and rare glimpses from the archive, featuring many of the most celebrated actors who have performed on their stages over the past five decades.

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Feel free to make your "Oh, he'll show up for this anniversary special..." jokes below.
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Timberrrr! Ke$ha and Pitbull Cancel Australian Tour

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Pitbull and Ke$ha have cancelled their 2013 Australian tour.

The pair, along with Australia's own Justice Crew, were due to play shows in all capital cities, starting later this month. However today Dainty Group announced the cancellation of the entire tour.

"Dainty Group regret to advise the cancellation of the 2013 Pitbull and Ke$ha Australian tour," reads the promoter's statement. "Both artists hope to return to Australia in the not too distant future."

Pitbull took to twitter earlier today to spread the news to fans.

“The promoter is cancelling the Australian Tour, refunds will be available at point of purchase. We hope to return to Australia soon. Thanks.”

The tour was to kick off in Brisbane on October 30. No further details as to the reason for the cancellation have been released.

Anyone who bought tickets via credit card will be automatically refunded. Those who bought tickets with cash or eftpos will need to post their tickets back to Ticketek for a full refund. Further information can be found here.

Just this week the pair released their new single Timber.

In a slightly related aside, October is National Pit-Bull Awareness Month. The good folks at Dogtime.com have compiled a handy list of ten ways we can all celebrate.


I'm not surprised. This tour was basically to help Ke$ha become relevant again, and she is BACK in the TOP 10 on iTunes with Timber!
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Mariah Carey Treats Her Twins To a Trip to Disneyland!

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It's certainly the happiest place in the world as far as entertainer Mariah Carey is concerned.
The singer-actress was back at Disneyland with her adorable toddler twins, daughter Monroe and son Moroccan, on Thursday.
And the 43-year-old tweeted three pictures of them all enjoying themselves at the park in Anaheim, California, with the message: 'It's a small world after all.'

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Britney's Alcohol Ban Discussed On Chelsea Lately

Chelsea Handler talked about Britney's alcohol-free dinner during the roundtable segment on a taping of "Chelsea Lately" this week, and couldn't resist a hard blow and left hook at our girl.
She recounts the story of Britney and David's dinner with friends at The Four Seasons where she asked guests to respect her sobriety and lay off the drinks while she's around.
Chelsea says she'd be nice to Britney if she was a guest on her show (never happening) because she pities her. Nobody got time for dat.
"I would think you need three martinis just to get dumb enough to have a conversation with her," guest Natasha Leggero said.
The saddest part of it all is Ross Matthews not chiming in to defend her! He just says "Work Bitch" sounds like a Real Housewife sings it.


smh @ people who make fun of her on/using meds.
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Adrian Peterson: "Thanks For Your Concern But I'm Still Playing Sunday" + Son Not Expected to Live

Adrian Peterson just addressed the media ... and thanked everyone for their support in the wake of the terrible tragedy involving his 2-year-old son. Adrian told reporters he's dealing with the situation privately ... but insisted he WILL be playing with the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

We broke the story ... Adrian's 2-year-old was severely beaten by the boyfriend of the child's mother. The suspect was arrested for assault and battery.

As for the child, we're told his injuries are so bad, that he's not expected to survive.

Video of Adrian's comments to follow shortly ...

NSFW Ellen Page nudes leak: Players Uncover Glitch in Beyond Two Souls that reveals Nude Body Scan


If there's one thing we can count on, it's that some people are interested in seeing naked character models—this is true regardless of the game. In a sense, you could say there was a metaphorical timer starting the second that David Cage's latest game, Beyond: Two Souls, which stars popular actress Ellen Page, was released.

You can turn that timer off.

Earlier today, a Reddit thread by dgmockingjay popped up, and it linked to screenshots of a naked Page in M-Rated Beyond.The screens appeared to be from a debug PS3, not a conventional retail system or at least one running in a debug mode. The screenshots come from an actual shower scene in the game—but the scene never shows Page's bare breasts:

What's different in the shots today is that the person who took them was able to change the camera angles, allowing us a fuller view of Page's in-game model. To wit, the top of the screenshots say the game is running with a "QA menu," (as in 'quality assurance') activated and that the free camera is set to "true." With these settings, one can access a free-floating camera in a tester mode—which would allow someone to view Page as she appears in the screenshots (if that's what they wanted, anyway).

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Adam Scott: 'Party Down' Movie Is 'Nowhere'

"Party Down" fans will not have fun with this bit of news. In an interview with Flavorwire, star Adam Scott said that plans for a feature film adaptation of the cult comedy series are "nowhere."

"I mean, I don't know if it ever was anywhere, but I don't know if it's a great idea to make movies from television shows, personally," Scott said.

"Well, we're still hopeful that there will be a 'Party Down' movie without Kickstarter," Thomas said, referring to the successful Kickstarter campaign to fund his film adaptation of "Veronica Mars." "We're already in the process of trying to make that happen and I can't say too much about that. There is work being done on script right now for 'Party Down.'"

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ABC Family renews "The Fosters" for a second season!

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ABC Family has no plans to relinquish custody of The Fosters: The network has renewed the freshman sleeper for a second season.

The show, which wrapped the first half of Season 1 in August, ranked as the No. 1 new cable series of the summer in viewers 12-34 (aka the network’s sweet spot).

Season 1b is set to premiere in January.

“The Fosters has demonstrated its ability to build an audience, and the creative team’s compelling storytelling assures us that there will be more growth in upcoming seasons,” said ABC Family CCO Kate Juergens in a statement. “The show’s dynamic cast and groundbreaking storylines resonate with our core viewers and leave them wanting more.”

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Minn. Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson's Son Dies After Alleged Assault

The 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has died of severe head injuries he suffered in an alleged assault, Sioux Falls, S.D. police said Friday.

According to police, the boy had sustained those injuries in an alleged aggravated assault by the boyfriend of the child's mother, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported.

Police declined to identify the boy out of respect for his family and said it would release his name next week.

Earlier in the afternoon, before his son passed away, Peterson had said he was certain he would play Sunday, despite the serious personal matter that caused him to miss practice earlier this week.

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poor bb :(

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'Simpsons' producer on mystery death in Springfield: Even the actor doesn't know yet

By Dan Snierson on Oct 11, 2013 at 2:51PM

Simpsons executive producer Al Jean turned a few non-animated heads recently when he mentioned that the long-running comedy is planning to kill off one of its characters. His big clue? He/she is voiced by an actor who won an Emmy for this role. (That seems to limit our victim pool to a character played by Anne Hathaway, Kelsey Grammer, Marcia Wallace, Jackie Mason, or any of the series regulars with the exception of Harry Shearer. Yes, Shearer — the voice of Mr. Burns, Smithers, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Kent Brockman and Reverend Lovejoy, among others — has never won an Emmy for his Simpsons work. Express your outrage below.)

Given that the death of a familiar face is not a common occurrence in Springfield (R.I.P., Maude Flanders, Fat Tony, Mona Simpson, Bleeding Gums Murphy), EW tried to squeeze more precious info out of Jean. Alas, the show runner wouldn’t reveal how integral the character is to the series, other than to say that he/she has appeared more than twice on the show. Jean was tight-lipped on why the character was marked for death, though he did note: “It’s an emotional story.” Pressed for details on the manner in which this character is dispatched, he responded: “It’s funny.”

Would he at least tell us how the voice actor reacted to the news that his/her character was not long for this world? “They don’t know yet,” he admitted. (So, Simpsons fans, you’re not the only ones in the dark right now. ) Hope you don’t mind waiting for the resolution to this mystery: The episode is tentatively slated to run next fall as the season 26 premiere, according to Jean. Until then, beware of those misdirects. “We’ll be putting out a lot of false leads in the coming months to try to trick people into watching the premiere,” he adds.

This may or may not be the first one: “It’ll be bigger than ‘Who shot J.R.?’,” quips Jean, “but not as big as ‘Who Shot Mr. Burns?’”


Casting News: Ruth Negga Joins HBO's David Milch drama pilot The Money; Edi Gathegi Joins Justified.

First, Ruth Negga has joined that cast of HBO's David Milch drama pilot The Money.

Negga joins an ensemble cast that includes star Brendan Gleeson, Ray Liotta, Mamie Gummer, Homeland ex-star (and soon to be Paul Robeson on the big screen in a biopic) David Harewood, and others.

Money revolves around a powerful media mogul (Gleeson) who uses his power and influence to expand his empire and control his family.

Harewood will play a character named Kurt Corbitt, who's described as "a grandiose, boisterous, irascible ideologue" who's the CEO of the parent company Gleeson's character's holdings fall under.

Negga has signed up to play a character named Erin Foley, who's said to be a no-nonsense and stylish senior news editor who reports to Gleeson's media mogul, James Castman. Hers will also be a series regular role.

Nathan Lane, John Carroll Lynch, Rosemary Harris, Billy Magnussen, Morgan Spector, and Tracee Chimo round out the cast.

Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom) will direct the pilot, from a script penned by Milch, who'll also executive produce alongside Art and John Linson and Frank Rich.

Kenyan-American actor Edi Gathegi has joined the cast of the upcoming 5th season of FX's Justified, in what is said to be a major recurring role.

Gathegi will play a character named Jean Baptiste, described as a former member of the Haitian secret police, with a cold, merciless attitude, who runs the Crowe family gator farm.

Justified isn't a series that I watch, so I can't offer any valuable commentary on it, or what Gathegi's Jean Baptiste addition might mean for the Crowe family. Those who are fans can chime in...

Gathegi has kept himself busy in TV land, appearing in 3 series this year - ABC's Family Tools, Red Widow, as well as the CW drama Beauty and the Beast.

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Jamie Foxx Will Play Martin Luther King Jr In Oliver Stone-Directed Biopic For Dreamworks/WB

This is a surprise!

It's been about 2 years since we last published an update on this project; it looks like there's finally some movement, and this time, with an actor and director set!

First, a quick recap...

In April 2011, The Score writer Kario Salem was hired to pen the script for the DreamWorks/Warner Bros biopic on Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time, Salem was said to have already put three-and-a-half years worth of research and interviews into a screenplay for Warner Bros, and would be writing a new screenplay with the support of King's estate.

DreamWorks initially acquired the life rights of the civil rights leader in May 2009, with Sam Nappi, Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones on board as producers. The project has the full support of the King estate, as noted, unlike other MLK projects, with Dexter King, Bernice King and Martin Luther King II executive producing.

The still untitled DreamWorks/Warners biopic now boasts Oliver Stone as director of the film, with Jamie Foxx starring as Martin Luther King Jr. - a move that will hopefully speed up the process, given how much time has already passed since the project was first announced.

As for plot, the story will follow MLK from his rise to civil rights leader, all the way to his assassination in 1968.

This is one of at least 4 MLK projects that have been at some stage of development over the last 4 years, since this site was founded. The highest profile of them (and most likely to see completion) being: Paul Greengrass's Memphis, which we learned most recently that Forest Whitaker will star in; Lee Daniels was replaced by Ava DuVernay on Selma, with David Oyelowo attached to star; And, of course this Dreamworks/WB project, which now has Oliver Stone and Jamie Foxx attached - two actors who certainly aren't strangers to films based on real-life historical figures.

It's been quite a biopic-announcement-heavy year hasn't it? With Foxx starring and Stone directing, this could present another Best Actor Oscar nomination (or even win) for the actor.


Ellen Page sports Nike & Converse after lecturing fans about wearing Nike & Converse, Cues confusion


Actress Ellen Page leaves West Hollywood Gym after a workout in preparation for now confirmed 'Queen and Country' role.

The video game star continues to remain mum on her big business change of heart after causing fan speculation by both signing on to endorse Nike and taking up regularly sporting their gear for paps.

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Film - The Shining

ONTD's fave lizard king responds to Assange's comments in Reddit AMA

Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Julian Assange in the fictionalized WikiLeaks film The Fifth Estate, says Assange's unhappiness with the movie gave him pause but ultimately strengthened his resolve.

The WikiLeaks founder, who is a fan of Cumberbatch, had publicly asked the actor to step down from the film because it is "a work of political opportunism, influence, revenge and, above all, cowardice." It is also based on two books Assange considers to be "toxic" and "biased."

The words did have some impact on the actor, who responded to Assange's comments today during a question-and-answer session on Reddit. "To have the man you are about to portray ask you intelligently and politely not to do it gave me real cause for concern, however, it galvanized me into addressing why I was doing this movie," Cumberbatch writes. "This project was important to me because of the integrity I wanted to bring to [a] provocative[,] difficult[,] but ultimately timely and a truly important figure of our modern times." [grammar edits by me because I'm annoying]

Cumberbatch goes on to say that the film was more hard work than it was profitable for him, in response to Assange calling him a "hired gun." The actor adds that he is "proud" to be involved, which he may regret when the movie actually comes out in a week: reviews have been negative, giving it a 51 percent score on Metacritic.

(Here's his full comments, copy-pasted from the Reddit page: [cut for length](Did this affect the way you portrayed him or even make you second guess your role at all in this film?)
Yes, of course it did. To have the man you are about to portray ask you intelligently and politely not to do it gave me real cause for concern, however, it galvanized me into addressing why I was doing this movie. He accuses me of being a "hired gun" as if I am an easily bought cypher for right wing propaganda. Not only do I NOT operate in a moral vacuum but this was not a pay day for me at all. I've worked far less hard for more financial reward. This project was important to me because of the integrity I wanted to bring to provocative difficult but ultimately timely and a truly important figure of our modern times. The idea of making a movie about someone who so far removed from my likeness or situation who brought about an ideal through personal sacrifice that has changed the way we view both social media, the power of the individual to have a voice in that space, and be able to question both the hypocrisies and wrongdoings of organizations and bodies of powerful people that rule our lives... This resonated deeply with my beliefs in civil liberty, a healthy democracy, and the human rights of both communities and individuals to question those in authority. I believe that the film, quite clearly, illuminates the great successes of wikileaks and its extraordinary founder Julians Assange. As well as, examining the personalities involved and what become a dysfunctional relationship within that organization. While the legacy of his actions and the organizations continue to evolve and only history will be the true judge of where this is leading us. The Fifth Estate is a powerful, if dramatized, entry point for a discussion about this extraordinary lurch forward in our society. I wanted to create a three dimensional portrait of a man far more maligned in the tabloid press than he is in our film to remind people that he is not just the weird, white haired Australian dude wanted in Sweden, hiding in an embassy behind Harrods. But a true force to be reckoned with, achieved the realization of the great ideal. I'm proud to be involved in tackling such a contentious character and script. There is only personal truth in my opinion, and the film should provoke debate and not consensus. It should be enjoyable and ultimately empowering to realize that Julian has spearheaded a movement that is the foundations stone of The Fifth Estate, people journalism and what that is capable of including finding out the "truth" for yourself.

Well, okay. I'm just in it for his and Daniel's performances, really.
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Rhode Island Corn Maze Creates Unique Welcome For Taylor Swift

Well that's one way to get Taylor Swift's attention!

An 8-acre corn maze at Manfredi Farms in Westerly, Rhode Island has carved a cool T-Swift welcome message out in their field. The singer only lives about 15 miles away from the fall fun and they're obviously hoping she stops by.

The maze isn't all the farm offers. There's a petting zoo, hayrides, pumpkins and other fall decor and an activity called "Farmers Golf." The admission price is $8 per person.

Earlier this year, Taylor purchased a $17.75-million mansion on Bluff Avenue in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, which is about a 12 minute drive to Manfredi Farms. We can totally see Tay hitting up something like this, especially with some of her famous friends! You know how she loves to throw parties and post adorable pics on Instagram!


Where my RI people at?
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Orphan Black Season 2 Casting News

Can’t wait for the return of Orphan Black? We have Season Two scoop to hold you over ’til your fave clone conspiracy series returns in April 2014. We’re thrilled to announce the addition of three new cast members: Michiel Huisman as rugged outdoorsman Cal Morrison, Peter Outerbridge as mercurial modern-day cowboy Henrik Johanssen, and Ari Millen as Mark, a Johanssen devotee with a twisted morality.

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Director of Work Bitch answers fan questions + Britney calls into a radio station!


We asked you the fans what you wanted to know from the director behind Britney's "Work Bitch" video, and Ben Mor has delivered! He spills on everything from the conceptualization of the video to what it was like to work with Britney. Take a gander at your exlusive look behind the lens with Ben - and thank you to all the fans who sent in questions for him!
@PopLovah: What was Britney's vision for the video? Were any of the ideas her's?
Working with Britney on a video is a very collaborative process, she let me know right from the start that she was interested in creating great backdrops that will feature the dancing and she also wanted elements of the video to take place in a desert setting and give a slight nod to her upcoming Vegas residency.  I used this as a foundation for my initial treatment/concept and presented Britney with a variety of ideas some of which she really liked and some she wanted to modify, after a few creative back and forth rounds we were both happy with the direction and overall vibe of the video and we got straight to work preparing for the shoot.  
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The Killers to split? Guitarist: ‘I am sick of this, I’m done, the end is in sight’

The future not does not look bright for The Killers, with guitarist Dave Keuning saying he is ‘sick’ of touring following bassist Mark Stoermer’s absence at gigs.

Speaking backstage at a concert in Hong Kong, one which Stoermer missed due to ‘personal reasons’, Keuning told NME: ‘I am sick of this. I’m done. The end is in sight.
‘Some people might go, ‘Why are you complaining?’ But you haven’t done what I have done, so you can’t relate. We just toured a s**tload.’

Other Killers members singer Brandon Flowers and drummer Ronnie Vanucci have also spoken about how draining touring has been, with Vanucci saying: ‘I don’t want to blow the top on it. Being part of this machine is physical and mentally exhausting.’

Asked if he thought they would carry on if Stoermer quit, he added: ‘I’d hope we’d keep trucking on. But at the same time, it isn’t the same band.'

The signs aren’t exactly good for the future, with the band’s last release being a greatest hits album with one new track tacked on to the end.

Flowers meanwhile recently said that he plans to spend 2014 working on a new solo album

omg please don't let this happen. so many of my faves have been breaking up this year ugh. :( mcr, go radio, etc...

Victoria Justice Cast in MTV’s Cyber Thriller ‘Eye Candy’

The Nickelodeon alum will play Lindy, a beautiful but reclusive hacker whose blog exposes everything from terrorist plots to suspected killers. Convinced by her roommate to begin online dating, Lindy is targeted by a dangerous cyberstalker and believes one of her suitors to be the culprit. When things take a deadly turn, she teams up with the city’s cyber-crime unit to catch the killer.

Casting marks Justice’s first since wrapping “Victorious” on Nick and pursuing her music career.

“Victoria Justice is exactly someone we want to be in business with,” said MTV programming topper Susanne Daniels. “Not only does she resonate with our audience, she has a huge fanbase and is extremely talented. We are very lucky to have her.”

“Eye Candy,” written by Emmy Grinwis, is based on a novel by the same name by R.L. Stine. “Twilight” helmer Catherine Hardwicke is on board to direct and exec produce the drama. Jason Blum is exec producing with his shingle Blumhouse Prods., alongside Yvonne Bernard and Beth Elise Hawk.


Robert Pattinson Dating Dylan Penn: She's Having Big Doubts

Sorry Rob, you're just too famous. A source tells Us Weekly that model Dylan Penn, dating Robert Pattinson since late summer, is concerned about being attached to such a big star.

"She doesn't want to be known as Rob's girlfriend," the source says of the 22-year-old daughter of Sean Penn, 53, and Robin Wright, 47. "She's afraid to get serious with him and lose her privacy."

Not that the Twilight star, 27, is putting any pressure on the 5-foot-7 stunner to settle down. After his rocky three-year relationship with Kristen Stewart, 23, imploded in May, "Rob isn't ready to be exclusive with anyone right now," an insider says. "He's just enjoying himself."

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Tamar Braxton Talks Soul Train Nominations - "I Just Can't Believe It!"

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Now that she’s been nominated for five Soul Train Awards, Tamar Braxton has officially made it big, and with her newfound success — with her Love and War album — and mommyhood, this soulful songstress is dishing about her nominations and what’s next for her career.

“I feel numb to [the nominations]. I just can’t believe it. This has been an amazing year and I never expected it,” Tamar told Vixen. “I feel honored and humbled and appreciative all at the same time, I really am at a loss for words still and its been a couple weeks for me to process it and I still don’t even know what to say that just means that people are paying attention and they love my music and they appreciate my music and honest to God you can’t really ask for anything more than that.”

Tamar, who said she considers herself the female version of Drake, teased an upcoming video that is going to knock the socks off everyone. “I’m working on something now, and its hot! But I can’t tell you.”

But one project that Tamar can dish about is her upcoming Christmas album. “It’s such a romantic type of album. It’s called Winter Loversland and it’s amazing and it’s about being in love and having fun and having all those great feelings you wanna have when it’s Christmas time — which is my favorite holiday.”

Tamar will perform at the Soul Train Music Awards on Dec. 1 at 8 pm ET on Centric and BET. Will you be watching? Hit the comments and let us know!

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Betty Crocker Loves All Families

It’s National Coming Out Day and Betty Crocker has come out as a supporter of LGBT families: The bad-ass baking company hit Pride festivals nationwide and asked attendees ”What is the one thing you want the world to know about your family?” The answers are really touching.

“By showcasing diverse families and continuing their strong support of LGBT families, Betty Crocker is helping to show Americans that the key ingredient to a family is simply love,” said GLAAD’s Wilson Cruz.

Earlier this year, Betty Crocker’s parent company, General Mills, invited three of the first couples to take advantage of Minnesota’s same-sex marriage law out to the Betty Crocker Kitchens in Golden Valley. The lucky-duck twosomes got to taste-test cakes and get one for their ceremony.

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I used to steal my sister's TeenBop and J-14 magazines and cut out the pictures of Jesse McCartney and Ricky Ullman. My Mom caught me and started buying me my own issues. She was more upset that I was stealing from my sister's than anything else. #mommasboyorbust
Anyway, embarrassing childhood stories? Coming out stories? SPILL YOUR GUTS!
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Songs About Serial Killers: Disrespectful or Not?

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Steven McGeary, Staff Writer
October 10, 2013
Filed under Variety

“Dear Steven, I was just wondering if you think it’s bad to reference serial killers in songs, such as Ke$ha’s Cannibal and Katy Perry’s Dark Horse? Do you think it is harmless or some- thing that should be stopped?” – Respectful

That’s a great question, and I’ve done a little research to answer. There are literally hundreds of songs that either reference or are dedicated to various serial killers. Both Ke$ha’s and Katy Perry’s song reference the infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. However there are at least 25 other artists who have used him and his murders in their songs since he was caught in July of 1991.

One might ask: who cares? Are we really worrying about respecting a killer? Well, we have to consider the victims and their families in this matter. Just think, if you were one of Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims—brutally killed, raped, experimented on, and eaten—Would you want your killer to be glamorized in a catchy pop song?

Still not convinced? In my research I couldn’t find any references to the 9/11 plane hijackers in any song. Instead I found a few that tried to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks. If there had been a song that glamorized the hijackers, many would be in an uproar.

So my answer to your question is yes. I find this glamorization of serial killers heart breaking. This is offensive to the families of the victims; and disrespectful to the memories of the victims and human life in general. However, that’s just my opinion. The real choice is up to you. After all, half the songs on popular radio stations are pretty racy. There are other issues to look at besides glamorizing murder. Listen to the catchy song with offensive lyrics, or find another song that you feel better about. Thanks for asking!


How about you ONTD? Is the writer being overly sensitive, or does he have a valid point?
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Here Is a Snippet Of An Unreleased Ke$ha Song That Was Scrapped For Warrior!

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On the heels of her “Timber” collaboration with Pitbull, a previously unreleased track from Ke$ha’s Warrior album has surfaced online.

The EDM-inspired track is titled “Downtown.” Unfortunately for Ke$ha’s little animal/cannibal fans, there’s only a snippet of the track out on the internets.

“I want a lil’ loving in the wild west, you use your mouth for talking boy, I’m not impressed,” sings Ke$ha.

Last week, Ke$ha made headlines when she bared her “Tik Tok” cakes on Instagram. Ke$ha’s currently working on her new forthcoming project.

Take a listen to a snippet of Ke$ha’s new song below:


Are you guys feeling it? Or should we have left it on the cutting room floor?

Also, buy Timber, now at #10 on iTunes!