Broad City just finished up a banner first year on Comedy Central: A renewal, tons of thinkpieces on why everyone should be adoring this show as much as the critics, the blessings of Lady Gaga and Lena Dunham. But before the show premiered in its new format on Comedy Central, it had its first life on the Internet as a web series with the same name and concept. It was there that the series caught the attention of Comedy Goddess Amy Poehler. Now we get to listen to Poehler and Broad City stars/creators Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer wax poetic on the process of bringing their show, their comedy, and their personas from YouTube to the rest of the world.
There’s a special pleasure in watching genuinely talented, smart, and funny people talk about making their genuinely good, smart, and funny things. This is especially true when it’s a mixture like this one: Of new, fresh faces and established comedy vets. And in the still relatively new age of Internet content making the leap to more mainstream audiences, there’s a blending of worlds that’s taken place with Broad City that we should all probably be paying attention to.
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Poehler also spoke to a recent hot topic: How issues of diversity and representation play into Broad City’s success:
What I think makes Broad City interesting, and what is kind of demanded now of shows, is diversity. In cast, in voice, it’s almost impossible to have a show about New York City with, like, six white people living in a building. And the character of Ilana is like constantly regretting that she isn’t anther race, just wishing and just so fascinated by race — and [Glazer and Jacobson] talk about it all the time, race and class. And it’s a very diverse [writer’s room], and a very diverse cast, and Abbi and Ilana are always pushing for that, because that’s kind of how they live their lives, what their lives are. That’s what a lot of twenty year-olds lives are, is this beautiful mix of a lot of different ethnicities and races and points of view. So I think that’s what makes Broad City broad, not so much the comedy.
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There has been much mystery shrouding what Nirvana would do in terms of a performance at their Rock Hall induction, but the Foo Fighters‘ Facebook page may have offered a significant clue.
A new photo has gone up featuring a full instrumental set up with one of the instruments looking an awful lot like Joan Jett‘s guitar. As there was no comment posted with the photo, fans are left to guess what it all means.
They recently kept a stray puppy called Chico whom Alli found. They have two previous dogs, Zoey and Marley. Charles is currently still dealing with brain cancer after having 95% of a tumor removed in 2013. He also plays bass in the band We the Kings.
The couple got married in November 2011
fully expecting the flood of Who? comments, but idc. I've been keeping an eye on them since Charles first found out he had the tumor and this is not wholly unexpected but still sad. He just had another seizure a couple days ago again as well :(
You probably recognise Aussie actress Mia Wasikowska best from her roles in Alice In Wonderland and The Kids Are All Right, or from when she was the SS12 face of Miu Miu, right? Well, with two films out this month, it's time to get talking about Mia. Next month sees the release of Richard Submarine Ayoade's artsy movie The Double, where Mia met boyf,
Jesse Eisenberg (aw!). Here, she reveals the celebrity she always gets mistaken for and the piece of clothing she's been wearing for three years, then she plays our fashion 'This Or That?' game...
ASOS Meets Mia Wasikowska (video)
What were your first impressions of the script?
I usually know I want to do something when I can imagine who the character is very clearly. But Hannah was the first character I’ve read that really confused me from scene to scene. I didn’t know whether she was nice or bitchy or mean but not aware of being mean, or whether she was aware of being mean. And then I had to take into account that the films from Jesse’s character’s perspective,
whether he’s seeing things through an exaggerated point of view. So she was a
complete mystery to me at first.
What were your first impressions of Richard Ayoade ♥ ?
I saw Submarine first, and I really liked it. I met him in LA, he was really sweet and nice. And I was blown away by him during the production; the choices he made in regards to the style and the characters, the acting style. I think he’s a genius.
mia wasikowska was "blown away" by richard ayoade on set of the double
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He has been pulling some late nights in the recording studio of late, so it comes as no surprise that Justin Bieber might be feeling a little on the stressed side.
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PETER LAIRD: I was impressed with what I saw of the production values -- if nothing else, it looks like the new TMNT movie will have a lot of stuff going on and looking good (that toppling tower, for example) -- but the changes to the basic design of the Turtles seemed to me to fall into the "fixing what is not broken" category. It's altogether possible that, in the context of this new movie, these designs will work well and not seem so odd, but I still point to what Jim Henson's "Creature Shop" team did with their rendering of the Turtles in rubber and paint as the best translation (in live action, anyway) of the Turtles as Kevin Eastman and I created them.
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The comedienne took the photo during an impromptu moment while hosting the recent 2014 Academy Awards.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Publicis CEO Maurice Levy has valued the selfie at between $800 million and $1 billion.
Levy, whose company represents Samsung (including the phone used to take the picture), told a crowd at a recent advertising industry conference that his estimate is based on the number of times the photo was shared and seen via social media.
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As Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members AC/DC once sang, "It's a long way to the top, if you want to rock & roll" – and that's especially true if you want to join its hall of fame. An artist becomes eligible to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of his or her debut record. But that alone won't get an act in. To be considered, they must have demonstrated some contribution to the "development and perpetuation of rock & roll." This year, Nirvana join a list of artists that includes Led Zeppelin, Neil Young and Elton John, among others, who were inducted in the first year of elibibility. Other artists wait years and years for inclusion, like Kiss who waited 15 before getting the nod this year. Here's a look at 20 artists who will become eligible for induction over the next five years, why they might make it in and whether or not their induction will be a smooth process.
Premiering on May 27 at 10/9c. Pretty much just gonna check this out for Eoin Macken.
These are the Rihanna photos you've been waiting for your whole life -- down on all fours and bottomless. BOOM GOES THE INTERNET!!!
RiRi was posing for pics in the Hollywood Hills yesterday as part of a photo shoot for a French magazine ... wearing some kind of bikini top and nothing else. To make it even hotter, there was even a guy whose job it was to pour water down her back.
To everyone involved with these photos, we say to you ... take a bow.
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Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker finally made it official on April 4 — and they’re sharing their day only with In Touch!
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star tells In Touch, “The whole thing was like a fairy tale!”
It was indeed, and In Touch has the first, exclusive photos to prove it! Their nuptials took place at Atlanta’s Le Fais Do-Do event facility in front of 300 guests. Kandi — who really knows how to make an entrance — emerged from behind a wall of ostrich-feather fans in a custom $20,000 Reco Chapple gown with a 12-foot train.
They got engaged after just six months of dating, and now, Naya Rivera and Big Sean are rethinking their fast track to the altar. In fact, the Glee star has put all wedding plans on hold because her rapper beau has admitted to being unfaithful.
Insiders tell Star that after the 26-year-old popped the question in October, his playboy ways did not subside, and he suddenly got cold feet. “It was too much, too fast for him,” a source spills.
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ready for this messy ass breakup
Kim Kardashian has been on the cover of Vogue and Playboy, two totally opposite publications but you’ve got to love her for it. In 2007 she stripped down and several fully naked pics leaked on the web, and now a never-before-seen pic has made it’s way into a Latin magazine and we have the scoop!
Kim definitely has a body to die for, and in this new sexy pic,it’s clear she has it all! But wow, we forgot just how up close and personal these photos were!
Even though Kim posed naked once, it isn’t enough, according to our source at HollywoodLife.com. Not only does she want to do it again, Kanye West wants to direct the shoot!
“Hell yeah he would go and then he’d make them get out of the room so they could handle some business alone,” a source tells us. “He likes being in control and I wouldn’t be surprised if he started to direct the whole damn shoot.”
But why would Kim want to do it again? Because our insider reveals that she’s so proud of her post-baby body and that she’s never been more proud of her curves.
“As soon as I pop this thing out, I want to do Playboy or some nude shoot,” Kim said on a teaser promo clip for Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
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When it comes to magazines, Miley Cyrus refuses to pose for just anyone. The salacious singer declined the offer to be featured as Seventeen’s May cover star, but they aren’t taking no for an answer.
“She’s very, very selective when it comes to magazine covers,” a source close to her camp told WWD. “Miley declined Seventeen and denied being a part of it, completely.”
Despite Cyrus’ disinterest, the teen magazine is forging ahead without her consent and using stock photos and write arounds that were not approved by the singer or her team.
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Watching Charlotte Rampling having her photograph taken in the basement of a Fitzrovia hotel, my heart starts to sink. It’s not that she’s stroppy or stuck-up. It’s just that when she gazes directly at the camera with her arms crossed across her chest, the temperature in the room seems to plummet by about 10 degrees.
Dressed all in black now, she makes her way between the tables. At 67, she looks extraordinary – she’s spoken in the past of her refusal to have plastic surgery. In France, where she’s lived for 30 years, they call her simply La Légende, and it’s easy to see why. There’s an elegance and imperiousness about everything she does. It’s plain, too, that she’s one of those rare people who carry their own space with them, holding the world – and everyone in it – at arm’s length.
As I’m watching her new film, an adaptation of John Banville’s Man Booker winner, The Sea, I keep thinking about this. The film switches back and forth between the present-day life of its main character – spent mainly in an alcoholic haze – and a seaside holiday he had as a child. The man’s childhood self is both lonely and alienated, and I wondered if his sense of not belonging echoed Rampling’s own upbringing.
“Whenever I do a film I always need to feel a soul connection with it,” she says in her clipped contralto. “There has to be something in the script that speaks to me. With this, I found a lot of things. That sense of being on the outside for one. And particularly the idea of loss, of someone disappearing at quite a young age. But then loss seems to colour a lot of my life,” she adds.
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The death of 8-year-old Lacey Holsworth, whose battle with cancer and friendship with Michigan State basketball became national stories, has inspired an outpouring of support and mourning today.
It inspired emotion from MSU basketball coach Tom Izzo, who said in a phone interview: "I'm supposed to be a guy who leads men, and now an 8-year-old has impacted my life like this. … the impact on all of us will be lasting, and that's especially true for Adreian (Payne)."
It inspired ESPN analyst Dick Vitale to call Lacey's father, Matt Holsworth, and tell him he's going to donate $250,000 in her name, with fund raising starting now at dickvitaleonline.com.
"I can't believe it," Vitale said of Lacey's death in a phone interview before sobbing for several seconds. "This rips my heart out, man."
Lacey's family posted the following on Instagram around 3 a.m.: "Princess Lacey has achieved the ultimate victory. She now dances among angels.... The world is a better place because you were in it. Our hearts are broken. We love you Doll. Dance all night... Mommy and Daddy, Will, Mitchell and Luke #LoveLikeLacey"
Lacey, of St. Johns, became especially close with MSU senior forward Payne, starting more than two years ago when the team visited her at Lansing's Sparrow Hospital. A tumor had wrapped around her spine at the time, limiting her ability to walk. Treatments eventually removed the cancer from her body, but it returned in the fall and her condition worsened in recent weeks.
In that time, she accompanied Payne on his senior night at Breslin Center, helped cut down the nets after MSU won the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis, and made appearances on "The Today Show" and "Good Morning America." She was with Payne last week in Texas, cheering him on in a slam dunk contest.
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After the release of Windows XP in 2001 and for a few years that followed, Internet Explorer 6 was the biggest, most important browser in the world. And for longer, it has been the buggy browser that's overstayed its welcome. Microsoft announced it would support IE6 through April of this year back in 2009, and today (along with XP and Office 2003) is the last day Microsoft will provide updates. Unless you're an old user who couldn't care less or are somehow nostalgic for a broken web, it's finally time to say goodbye.
IE6 is almost universally reviled, and for good reason. Microsoft got cocky in the mid-aughts after beating down Netscape Navigator; because Internet Explorer overall held more than 90 percent of the market, it took a solid five years before IE7 debuted. Meanwhile, security issues slipped through massive cracks, with fixes coming in few and far between. (Nevermind the fact that IE6 was never fully standards compliant.) It got so bad that full-blown campaigns were launched calling for its death. User antipathy contributed directly to browsers like Firefox and Chrome being able to wrest users away from IE in general, and you can generally see a distrust for Microsoft's actually good browsers to this day. Even Redmond got in on the joke.
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Bye bitch, you won't be missed!
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We've heard of perfume having high notes but Richard E Grant's new fragrance may be taking that a little too literally.
JACK, a unisex fragrance that launched in Liberty yesterday, contains a combination of the eccentric presenter's favourite smells including the class B drug marijuana.
The actor has had a keen interest in fragrance from a young age, so his latest venture into perfumery comes as no surprise.
'Having aimed it at plates of food, linen, fruit, books, necks, fabric, flesh, flowers, cars and everything else in between, to finally have a perfume of my own, is the realisation of a boyhood dream.’
Kylie Jenner leaves Urth Caffe in Beverly Hills with friends
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Who knew seedy was such a hard look to pull off? Alan Cumming, who is reviving his role as the Emcee in Cabaret in New York, takes an hour every night to apply make-up, scars, bruises, tattoos and track marks—and slip into his kinky costumes.
In both the 1966 Broadway musical and 1972 Bob Fosse film of Cabaret, Joel Grey played the Emcee as impish and asexual, in a top hat and tails. In contrast, Mr. Cumming gives us a sexually omnivorous Emcee in suspenders and a bow tie over his bare chest, and a cod piece under his pants.
Mr. Cumming says that when he first took the role, he was unprepared for the blitzkrieg of attention: "I had just come to New York, this was the first show I'd ever done here, and the whole explosion was a little daunting." The 1998 show got a Tony for Best Musical Revival, and Mr. Cumming and co-star Natasha Richardson, who played cabaret singer Sally Bowles, won awards as well.
In this production, Michelle Williams is playing Bowles. Mr. Cumming, who has performed opposite a bevy of Sallys, says she is the "most mysterious" of them: "She plays it like this eccentric little waif."
Behind the scenes, staff are reviving their roles as well: Mr. Cumming's dresser from 16 years ago, Kimberly Mark, is back to help him in and out of his trousers each night. "It's like an assembly line," she says of their carefully choreographed routine. "I help him untie a boot, he'll do the other one, then I'll pull his feet up and pull the pants over them, and then while he's standing I get behind him and pull up the suspenders."
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And when he's done MC'ing the Kit Kat Club, Ms. Mark MC's his dressing room: waiting for him each night with a vodka soda and a protein shake (not in the same glass) and chatting with his friends and fans as Mr. Cumming transforms back into himself.
and here's Cumming being cute on his instagram:
Last day at Wizard World St.Louis Comic Con was the opportunity for Summer Glau to meet her fans once again and also to join her Firefly co-stars Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin and Alan Tudyk for a Firefly/Serenity group photo. The moderator of the Firefly panel mentioned Summer Glau could not attend the panel because she had to catch an early flight (watch the video below), probably to film an episode of Arrow.
Rihanna & Drake at "Supper Club" nightclub in Los Angeles
Things are looking up, with Scarlet Witch and Gamora coming to Avengers: Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy respectively, hints at a Black Widow solo outing, and Wonder Woman due to feature in the Batman vs Superman film - although, tellingly, not in her own movie.
It's time that the women of comics got some recognition. Here are our top picks from the many worthy candidates that we want to see in their own solo movies:
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Here for Queen Emma Frost
"Jimmy and Anne Hathaway team up to perform rap hits like "Gin and Juice," "In Da Club," and "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" with a Broadway twist."
Watch Undead Zombie Princess AnnE tell riveting stories about beach misunderstandings and her bloody marriage.
"Anne tells the real story about a day at the beach that resulted in a misconstrued paparazzi photo making it look like she was drowning."
We know Ellie and Niall shared a cheeky kiss on stage - shortly after the blonde bombshell was linked with Ed - and fans think he has finally sung out
He’s arguably the sweetest man in pop. But Ed Sheeran just got a lot more sour after writing a track about a bitter break-up with a “singer ex” – which fans reckon is about Ellie Goulding and Niall Horan.
In Don’t, the star claims his then-girlfriend cheated on him with a pal in the same hotel they were all staying in, while he was downstairs.
Tellingly, 23-year-old Ed, who was linked to blonde bombshell Ellie last summer, was performing on the same V Festival bill as her when she snogged One Direction star Niall, and the trio all attended the MTV VMA’s the following week...
Speaking about the new record, X, Ed says: “The last album was more young and dewy-eyed and innocent.
“I’ve still got very nice songs on this record but some of them are bitey.
“The story in Don’t is 100% true. I could have gotten nastier – there was more s*** that I didn’t put in.
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He's been dealing with rumors regarding his alleged affair with "The
Other Woman" co-star Cameron Diaz, and now Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is
ready to address the gossip in the April 2014 issue of Details magazine.
The "Game of Thrones" star rocked designer garbs from Tommy Hilfiger
and Dolce & Gabbana for the Mark Seliger-shot spread while chatting about
everything from the cheating accusations to his time on the hit HBO series.
"My wife started getting letters from women all over. 'You should know
what your husband is cheating on you with Cameron Diaz. Cameron Diaz is not to
be trusted.' My wife just laughed, but still..."
On "Game of Thrones" fans:
"Yeah, it's crazy. There are some very intense fans. We did a premiere
last year in Seattle, and I got a taste of it. It was a little claustrophobic.
All these people wanting to take a picture with me. One guy was like, 'Do you
mind if I take a picture of your shoe? I have a thing with shoes...'"
On his rise to fame:
"There's an expression in Denmark, 'Don't fly any higher than your ears
will carry you.' It means don't get cocky. Keep your feet solidly planted on
the ground. Don't think you're special. Don't think you're better than anyone
else. It's a fundamentally different approach than you have in America."
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THE BREAKING POINT — Desperate to help Kieran (guest star Todd Stashwick), Cami (Leah Pipes) insists on an unconventional treatment, but her good intentions lead Kieran to a violent episode. After Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) disagree over the best way to handle the Crescent Wolves, Elijah makes a trip to the bayou, where he is witness to a horrific explosion that only adds to the hatred and mistrust among the communities. While Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) and Elijah work to save the wounded, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) learns a surprising piece of her family history from Marcel (Charles Michael Davis).
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"Don't risk dudeness."
That's the tagline in Veet's new wax strip advertisement, which has stirred up some controversy online from both men and women. The 30-second commercial features a couple peacefully sleeping in bed. A clean-shaven man wakes up, shocked, next to hairy guy with a woman's voice — meant to imply that women should shave to avoid looking like hairy dudes.
The ad, which was originally posted on Monday, was removed from Veet's YouTube page and website on Wednesday morning. However, it can still be viewed through Google's cache.
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Messy, messy, messy.
Anthony thought that they looked so similar in "Captain America," that he pretended that Samuel L. Jackson was his long-lost father.
he's seriously the best. such a job to watch!
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When S Club 7 in Miami came to the States on Fox Family (yes, Fox Family) a few months later, I had no idea who these people were or whether they were famous in Britain. Back then, children couldn’t look up transcontinental artists on Wikipedia, and there was certainly no Encarta entry for S Club 7. But for whatever reason, I accidentally grew to love this utterly random show about seven British band members who go live in Miami for some reason. By they time the group got the hokey second series S Club 7 in L.A. a year later, in which they rented a Venice beach house from the demon girl in The Exorcist, I was completely hooked on this absurdly optimistic and painfully happy band.
Haters be damned, allow me to look back on a truly under-appreciated band which I have refused to forget. To celebrate the anniversary of my first encounter with the Club, indulge in my list of the group’s best tunes:
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Katy Perry @ Cosmopolitan - May 2014
The unnamed film is unlikely to be Penn’s long-gestating “The Comedian,” last reported to star Robert De Niro and Kristen Wiig. This new drama will film this summer in South Africa, and will revolve around the refugee camps in Sudan and Liberia.
Exarchopoulos was one of our Breakout Stars of 2013 because of her title role as a fictional teenager also named Adele in Abdellatif Kechiche’s “Blue is the Warmest Color” (or “The Life of Adele” in its original French). She’s since completed two more French language films, “Voyage vers la mère” and “Qui vive.” In addition to Penn’s film, she’s also attached to “M” for director Sara Forestier, which will shoot afterwards.
OK I know it's Sean Penn, but she should still get those roles/awards/money/exposure IMO!!!! Hollywood needs to bow down~
Austin Mahone has confirmed details of his forthcoming debut album.
The US singer will release The Secret on May 27, with the What About Love singer stating: "This is for my Mahomies.
"Thank you for supporting me and sticking with me all this time."
Mahone - who celebrated his 18th birthday on April 4 - added: "I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than to be able to announce new music and a huge tour for all you guys!"
The star is also due to tour North America with The Vamps and Fifth Harmony this summer in support of his upcoming LP.
He also hit the headlines this week after a fake snap of him kissing pal Justin Bieber hit the web. lol
The starlets, who range from an Oscar winner to a Netflix star to a 'Game of Thrones' actress, strut their stuff for the magazine's May issue.
Lupita Nyong'o, Kate Mara, Elle Fanning: Is this the new generation of leading ladies?
Marie Claire thinks so. Along with "Game of Thrones" starlet Emilia Clarke and Elle Fanning, the group of starlets grace five different covers of the magazine's May issue, which focuses on up-and-coming Hollywood women.
Nyong'o, 31, won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in "12 Years a Slave," and opened up about her nerves before her category's winner was announced.
"I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy," Nyong'o said. "It's not even about the outcome; it's about the agony of the unknown. It's like waiting for test results in a hospital."
Taylor Kitsch fell in love on the set of HBO's The Normal Heart —with a pair of 1980 Calvin Klein jeans.
The jeans' key attribute? They accentuated his — ahem — crotch quite nicely.
"I'm not flattering myself, but they had to get the crotch elongated," Kitsch said, moving his hands farther and farther apart to demonstrate.
"You just flattered yourself, there's no two ways about it," protested Normal Heart co-star Jim Parsons. "The first time you walked off the set in those jeans, I went, 'What brand are those?' And he goes, 'Don't worry about it.' "
Added Mark Ruffalo with a laugh: "Those are amazing!"
Kitsch said he wore the jeans "as many times as they let me," adding that he and director Ryan Murphy had "mini-battles" over how often the pants could appear in the film.
Kitsch and his co-stars, including Matt Bomer, grace the cover of the April 18 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine, which chronicles the 30-year struggle to get the AIDS drama made. (Read the cover story here.) The stars were photographed by Austin Hargrave on March 5 at Hotel Silverlake in Los Angeles.
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Developer Telltale Games’ series based on Bill Willingham’s Fables comics has been a bit emotional so far. We had the super impressive first episode, and then we had the slightly less-good — but still really good – second part.
Well, the third installment, A Crooked Mile, is out now for PC, Mac, and PlayStation 3 (and later this week for Xbox 360 and iOS), and I didn’t know what to expect when I started it up on my 360. It’s probably better that I went in that way, though, because I hate to think of the kind of day I’d have to have before I came to expect the emotional and physical brutality that runs throughout this two-hour game.
It’s all good, mind you. Just … damn.
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[Spoiler (click to open)]I did not interrupt Snow's eulogy
I investigated the Trip Trap Bar first
I offered a job to Flycatcher
I did not burn Greenleaf's tree
I killed Tweedle Dum
"Captain America: Winter Soldier, " the latest exercise in character kitchen-sinkdom that is the Marvel Studios universe, did a few things in theaters this weekend. It was, most prominently, a major box office hit, destroying the April record by more than $10 million and, at $96.2 million, falling just short of the magic $100-million mark.
The Chris Evans film was also a critical success, garnering largely plaudits, if occasionally some reservations, on its way to an impressive 89% on Rotten Tomatoes.
But it also did something else that is nearly unique in the studio's collection of films from comic books of yore: It was better than the original.
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I think its been too long since the last post...
Elizabeth Olsen didn't set out to become an indie darling. "I didn't really have another option—those were the jobs I was getting," she says. Good thing for her, because the 25-year-old, so mesmerizing in 2011's Martha Marcy May Marlene, has earned the kind of critical praise that actors dream of. "I feel very lucky that the reviewers have been on my side, even when it comes to a project that isn't so great," Olsen says. "I was seizing every opportunity. I'm not embarrassed by my work in them or anything—it's all learning."
Subsequently, she's landed two huge commercial movies, Joss Whedon's The Avengers: Age of Ultron, which she's filming now, and Godzilla, opposite critics' pets Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche, and Sally Hawkins, opening May 16. "The cool thing is the studio pieces I have been lucky to become a part of are ensemble pieces, so it's not like I have this Hunger Games on my back. It's not going to skyrocket one person; it's a team thing."
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Thirteen million. That’s the number of people, on average, who tuned into each episode of the third season of Game of Thrones. Among them was Chilean actor Pedro Pascal, who was as enthralled by the sex and slaughter as the rest of us. But little did he know that within a few months he’d be pitching up on the shores of Belfast to join the cast as Oberyn Martell, affectionately known as the Red Viper. Sound ominous? It is. The Red Viper is GoT’s newest anti-hero, “sexy and charming but driven by hate”. Sounds like he’ll be right at home.
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Amanda Bynes is coming clean after getting clean.
The 28-year-old Hairspray actress asked her lawyer, Tamar Arminak, to address several rumors on her behalf.
"There has been much speculation about Amanda's medical condition," the attorney says. "She has remained silent because she believed it was best to keep her mental health diagnosis private."
"However, she asked me to dispel certain rumors," Arminak says in People magazine's Apr. 21 issue. "For the record, Amanda does not have schizophrenia, nor has she ever been diagnosed with it."
After Amanda was arrested in May 2013 and forcibly hospitalized two months later, many of her fans wondered what happened to the former child star. "Amanda currently is on zero medication," Arminak reveals. "She's devoted to living her life as healthy as possible. She's never had a history of abusing alcohol or hard drugs, and she's proud to say she's been marijuana-free for the past nine months."
Now a student at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Orange County, Amanda is slowly but surely getting her life back on track. In fact, just the other week, she enjoyed some rest and relaxation with her parents, Rick Bynes and Lynn Bynes, at the Zoetry resort in Los Cabos, Mexico.
"Her family is closely involved with her day-to-day life but they try to give her as much autonomy as possible," Arminak says of the former movie star, who hopes to design her own clothing line one day. "She's doing extremely well. Her primary focus is bonding with her family and being a student."
Lynn is pleased with her daughter's progress. "We're so proud of how far Amanda has come," she says.
Supermodel Heidi Klum is drawing outrage for promoting a Germany’s Next Top Model photo shoot featuring stereotyped attempts at Native American costumes, also known as ‘redface’. Playing dress-up as a Native American — or any other racial group that isn’t your own — is widely considered unacceptable, so her foray into redface is remarkable in the year 2014.
Redface is wrong for a variety of reasons. It flattens the unique attributes of hundreds of Tribal Nations into a few props like the peace pipes and headdresses featured in Klum’s photo shoot. As with the name and mascot of Washington, D.C.’s football team, it asserts that non-Native enjoyment is more important than real Native Americans, who are presented as a disappeared primitive people. As Ruth Hopkins writes in Racialicious:
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Want to nab an Adam Levine lookalike? Then you might want to dress the part of a gal Adam Levine would want to date. The Maroon 5 frontman just launched his first women’s collection at Kmart, and he has some sound style advice for the female population.
“Don’t overthink things,” Levine shares. “I always go back to the idea that style should be effortless. I think that’s the most important tip.”
Back on February 1, Stephen Amell’s Facebook page hit 750,000 likes, and the star of The CW’s “Arrow” decided to thank everyone with an informal two-part Q&A session.
For more than 30 minutes, Amell sat in his trailer with his iPhone propped up against a Sharpie box, fielding fan questions ranging from his favorite music to why his character’s sister never seems to venture down into the Arrow’s lair beneath the nightclub she runs. It was the kind of candid, casual interaction that delights fanboys and fangirls by giving them a peek behind the scenes into a favorite show, while inviting them into the actor’s world.
And for Amell, spending a half-hour answering random questions in his Facebook feed isn’t something out of the ordinary; it’s just another day at the office.
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ONTD, who is your favourite celeb on FB/Instagram/Twitter?
Guys, we don't know if you've heard, but there is this new phenomenon sweeping the web called "blogging." We thought it might be a new fitness trend like hot yoga, or perhaps some sort of electric vehicle that doesn't require fossil fuel, but thankfully, filmmaker Christopher Wiegand has cleared all of this up. "I was really more interested to dig deeper into all this blogging/instagram/twittter world and one, help people understand how cool it is to have an area on the internet that is all yours," he writes on the film's website.
So, he restored an Airstream and hit the road, traveling across the country to make "American Blogger," that the (hugely irritating narrator) tells us will "change the way we see an industry" with the film told against "the backdrop of the great American landscape." Okay, then bring on the diverse set of bloggers....oh wait, it's all women....and the movie isn't about America really either. And it's not particularly because Wiegand wanted to make a documentary about women who blog (which would be worthy of a movie), but because....we'll let him explain in this statement:
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Todd Haynes is directing the drama, which also stars Rooney Mara and is based on Patricia Highsmith's book "The Price of Salt."
Portlandia star and co-creator Carrie Brownstein will make her film debut with Carol, the lesbian drama starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.
The film, an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's book The Price of Salt, follows Therese (Mara), a department store clerk in 1950s New York who becomes obsessed with another woman (Blanchett) she spots in the store. The film, which is currently shooting, also stars Kyle Chandler and Sarah Paulson.
Brownstein will play Genevieve Cantrell, a woman who has an encounter with Therese.
the casting for this movie is perfect
The first clip from 22 Jump Street has arrived online, featuring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum going undercover to infiltrate a drug-smuggling ring.
The majority of the film sees our heroes disguise themselves as college students to get to the bottom of the distribution network, but in this scene, they have to make themselves look the part as Hispanic gang members.
Unfortunately for Tatum, his accent isn’t quite as on the money as it might be, much to Hill’s amusement…
Take a look at the new clip, below:
Accents aside, that’s a top-notch burn from Jonah Hill on Peter Stormare there! Mumford & Sons indeed…
Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller and co-starring Ice Cube, Nick Offerman and Dave Franco, 22 Jump Street will open in the UK on 6 June 2014.
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Winner of over 200 Game of the Year awards, The Last of Us™ has been rebuilt for the PlayStation®4 system. Now featuring full 1080p, higher resolution character models, improved shadows and lighting, in addition to several other gameplay improvements.
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no official word on a physical copy yet but it's finally happening. called it months ago. so excited
Update.Here's the trailer.lbr it's just 90% quotes from reviews and bragging about GOTY awards, 10% CGI that shows nothing new.still, excited as f@ck
now don't fuck up that setlist and i'll be back to stanning u
The 61-year-old former sitcom star showed off her much tinier frame while sitting on the panel for the series "Last Comic Standing." She wore a fitted black top with matching pants, silver heels and leopard gloves. She accessorized the chic look with several layered necklaces and wore sunglasses for most of the presentation.
Barr was whisked away after the event, but managed to chime in about her incredible new figure. "Crack!! I'm doing crack," she joked to Us Weekly on how she's lost the weight. "I'm just doing the things you're supposed to do...you know, moving more, and eating less."
Barr also thanked her supporters later that evening. "Hey, THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH FOR ALL OF THE NICE WORDS ABOUT MY WEIGHT LOSS!" she gushed via Twitter. "I'm inspired 2 keep going!"
The star has publicly struggled with her weight since starring in her smash comedy "Roseanne" from 1988 to 1997. Her ex-husband Tom Arnold, whom she divorced in 1994 after four years of marriage, showed off his own 100-pound weight loss last month.
She looks good. I can't say the same about Lisa Lampenlli.
Three years after release, Kanye West’s third single “Monster” from MBDTF (op: modern classic) has now been certified platinum.
Additionally, “Through The Wire”, “Touch The Sky”, “Runaway” & “HAM” have all been certified GOLD today.
Kanye West has now gained his 11th Platinum Digital Single Award with “Monster”. The song was first released as part of the weekly GOODFridays series in 2010. This also makes Kanye the 4th top-selling artist in digital sales, but also the top-selling male artist in digital sales with Rihanna #1, Taylor Swift #2, Katy Perry #3, Kanye West #4, Flo Rida #5, Lady Gaga #6. Check out the official list below:
Megan Fox links arms with her husband Brian Austin Green as he escorts her around the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles set on Tuesday evening (April 8) in Los Angeles.
The 27-year-old reshot some scenes that evening for the highly anticipated flick, which hits theaters in just a few months on August 8!
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Prayer circle for Jake. I don't trust Shonda!