Damn! Larrick is cold blooded.
This song was posted (privately) a year ago? So it seems like he's been on soundcloud for a while.
Nevertheless, he approached them the same as he does any stranger he meets in the street. “I’m a believer in the ordinary person, that the ordinary person is just as important and has an equally unique perspective on the world as someone who is famous or perhaps more privileged,” he said.
Shooting the Met Gala, he acknowledged, “became a surprisingly interesting experience” because the nature of a gathering of such proportions meant he had to slightly alter his process. “Usually I approach someone alone out in the world. Here, I had to interrupt conversations, and people might have a cocktail in their hand.” The results, he discovered, from Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka (“who said very tender things about each other”) to Bryan Cranston, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, and Anna Kendrick, yielded refreshingly ordinary-extraordinary results.
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she looks cute but girl that spray tan addiction! But I guess at least it's not real tanning and she remains youthful as ever it's all good <3 Also her son looks terrified of the paps
Jay Z was ferociously assaulted by Beyonce's sister Solange ... who was wildly kicking and swinging at him inside an elevator ... and the attack was captured on surveillance video ... obtained by TMZ.
According to our sources, it all went down at a Met Gala after party last week at the Standard Hotel in NYC. In the video ... Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange step into the elevator ... and then Solange goes crazy, screaming at Jay before unleashing a violent attack.
A large man -- who appears to be a bodyguard -- attempts to hold Solange back, but she manages to connect at least 3 times. At one point Solange throws a kick and Jay grabs her foot, but never attempts to strike her. Beyonce stands by without getting physically involved.
It's unclear what triggered the fight.
And this is interesting. When you look closely, you see the bodyguard hit the emergency stop switch on the 12th floor -- mid fight -- presumably to keep the fight private.
This photo was taken as they left the party ... and Solange looks pissed.
... and every time you get in your car, you’re going to hear my f***ing song on the f***ing radio, you piece of s**t. That’s right. And then I’m gonna take all my clothes off, I’m gonna sit on a big, giant dick—sometimes two—I’m gonna swing around, and then I’m gonna hold the record for the most-watched music video on Vevo. So then—you know, you can tell a lot about a person—I think you can tell how big their d*** is by how much confidence they have usually, and if I was a dude I’d probably have a really big d***, ‘cause I feel really good about myself now. So I’m gonna tell those motherf***ers that broke my heart, particularly one, to suck my fat d*** and to enjoy hearing this song for the rest of your life. This song is called Wrecking Ball.
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Another sports star spitting homophobic venom over Michael Sam, this time a college basketball star says he's going to boycott ESPN for showing Sam's "sickening" post-Draft kiss. The man behind the homophobia is Marshall Henderson who became famous at Ole' Miss for his outrageous on-the-court antics including taunting opposing players, fans and coaches.
Now, he's going after Sam -- tweeting, "Boycotting sportscenter til this michael sam nasty ass sh*t is off. My brothers are 7 and 11 and saw that!!! #SICKENING." Henderson's comments come one day after the Miami Dolphins fined safety Don Jones for tweeting "OMG" and "horrible" when ESPN aired the footage of Sam kissing his BF.
As for Henderson, he is NOT expected to be selected in the upcoming NBA Draft and we're guessing these comments aren't going to help his stock.
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'It was bittersweet' Justin Timberlake opens up about going solo on Oprah's Master Class
HE MAY have had a successful solo career and starred in several movies, but Justin Timberlake has admitted that leaving 'N Sync was one of the best and worst things he's ever done.
Macaulay Culkin is all sorts of awesome by wearing a t-shirt featuring an image of Ryan Gosling wearing a t-shirt of a young Macauley!
“Let’s get meta #ryangosling #macaulayculkin #shirt #pizzaunderground #mug,” the 33-year-old former child actor wrote on the Twitter account of his band Pizza Underground.
Ryan was seen wearing the t-shirt on March 22, 2013 during a stop at a gas station in Studio City, Calif. See photos from the sighting in the gallery below!
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The original image of Macaulay that is seen on Ryan‘s shirt if a retro shot from the cover of Life Magazine.
lol idec I love it and all of the Culkins.
Earlier this week, Universal Studios shared an amazing, albeit brief, look inside Gringotts Bank in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Diagon Alley. The expansion will include another ground-breaking ride that will impress fans and thrill-seekers alike - Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. Immaculately detailed goblins give riders their signature glare before a bespectacled creature states, “Here to open an account? Very well.”
There is still no official opening date, but as we reported a few weeks ago, Comcast CFO Michael Angelakis, revealed that Diagon Alley will open in the “second quarter” of this year. Being that June will cap off the end of the quarter, it should be very soon! The Today Show was rumored to be announcing the date last month, but a live broadcast scheduled for April 25th was, curiously, cancelled last minute.
Also, note that the chairman of Loews Hotels, Jonathan Tisch, confirmed (possibly on accident) that the Diagon Alley expansion was due to open mid-June during an interview Fox Business..
“With our partners at NBC Universal, we just opened our fourth hotel. It is called the Cabana Bay Beach Resort – eighteen-hundred rooms. It is the largest hotel to be built in the world outside China. Phase one opened, 600 rooms about a month ago; the rest will open when Harry Potter II opens in mid-June.”
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ABC’s Once Upon a Time at the close of Sunday night’s two-hour Season 3 finale served up a chilling twist, when it was revealed that in the course of time-traveling to and from The Fairy Tale Land That Was, Emma and Hook brought back to Storybrooke an uninvited guest. TVLine invited series creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis to clear the air on the new character’s identity as well as weigh in on the heartbreak they threw at Regina, in the form of a different blast from the past.
The 2014 Billboard Music Awards has a huge problem on its hands. Breakout stars Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea will perform their hit single "Problem" at this year's ceremony, being held on Sunday, May 18 in Las Vegas. Azalea is also scheduled to perform her song "Fancy" during the live ABC telecast.
Grande and Azalea join previously announced performers including Miley Cyrus, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, 5 Seconds of Summer, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Derulo, Imagine Dragons, Luke Bryan, John Legend and OneRepublic. Lorde will perform her new single "Tennis Court" for the first time on television, and Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood will do the same with their duet "Somethin' Bad."
It's been a monumental year for Grande, whose "Problem" bowed at No. 1 on Billboard's Digital Songs chart and No. 3 on the current Hot 100 -- the highest debut of the year on both charts. The track is the first single off Grande's upcoming second album, due out in the fall. In addition to performing at the BBMAs, Grande is a finalist for the Top New Artist award.
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The immediately gif-worthy video features the final four competing queens in the sixth season of "RuPaul's Drag Race" -- Courtney Act, Adore Delano, Bianca Del Rio and Darienne Lake.
The video, produced by World of Wonder, showcases the quartet in "Drag Race's" final challenge of the season, where the queens had to perform and dance for the "Sissy That Walk" video.
The on-air premiere of the video is tonight (May 12) at 10 PM ET/PT on Logo TV as part of the latest "RuPaul's Drag Race" episode "Countdown to the Crown."
8-9 p.m. — Gotham (new)
9-10 p.m. — Sleepy Hollow
8-9 p.m. — Utopia (new)
9-9:30 p.m. — New Girl
9:30-10 p.m. — The Mindy Project
8-9 p.m. — Hell’s Kitchen
9-10 p.m. — Red Band Society (new)
8-9 p.m. — Bones
9-10 p.m. — Gracepoint (new)
8-9 p.m. — Masterchef Junior
9-10 p.m. — Utopia (new)
7-10:30 p.m. — Fox Sports Saturday
7-7:30 p.m. — NFL Game
7:30-8 p.m. — Bob’s Burgers
8-8:30 p.m. — The Simpsons
8:30-9 p.m. — Brooklyn Nine-Nine
9-9:30 p.m. — Family Guy
9:30-10p.m. — Mulaney (new)
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Nick Cannon has a lot on his plate these days. He and Mariah Carey are raising twin toddlers, he's gearing up for season 9 of America's Got Talent, and this weekend, he's participating in the nation's largest single-day food drive, Stamp Out Hunger.
Raising awareness for hunger in the U.S. is a cause "near and dear" to Cannon's heart. He's the national spokesman for the non-profit Feeding America, which helps the millions of Americans who struggle to put food on the table. This Saturday, he's encouraging Americans to place nonperishable food donations next to their mailboxes as part of Feeding America's Stamp Out Hunger initiative, a nationwide effort that helps provide food for local food banks and pantries.
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no domestic abuse in this happy family!!
Why actor is reluctant to talk about his weight loss and physical changes for his emotional role in The Normal Heart
As Matt Bomer makes the talk-show rounds to promote The Normal Heart, the drastic weight loss—between 35 and 40 pounds—that he underwent during production has quickly become one of the most frequently asked questions.
In Out's June/July cover story, "The Bomer Method," Director Ryan Murphy told us that when Bomer was campaigning to be cast, he presented Murphy with extensive and very specific research he had done about how a man with AIDS in 1983 would see his body changed by the disease. And Bomer’s husband, Simon Halls, described for us the challenge of maintaining a severely limited diet with three young kids constantly eating in the house. “We gave him the space he needed to get into that mindset,” Halls says.
Bomer, however, has often seemed reluctant to dwell on the physical changes required for the part. In these outtakes from our cover story with the actor, he talks more about making The Normal Heart, the possibility of playing Montgomery Clift and keeping his family’s life out of the media.
ON MEDIA FOCUSING ON HIS WEIGHT LOSS:
Just because I was thinner and weaker during certain scenes didn’t make that any less challenging than the scene where Ned and Felix first meet. It’s great writing, and great writing is going to give you incredible tools in a scene and also provide you with some pretty specific challenges. Having said that, though, I’ve never looked forward to going to work so much in my life. Every day on set, regardless of the difficulty of the emotional needs of any particular scene, it was always something I was really looking forward to getting to do.
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Bonus from the same interviewer:
Simon Halls on meeting Matt for the first time: “I met him and was absolutely as taken by him then as I am now.” (SOURCE)
SOURCE: OUT.com, ShanaNaomi
He seems to really get Monty, so I have high hopes! Apparently he's heartbreaking in The Normal Heart.
V. Stiviano rolled into Beverly Hills Monday afternoon right before rolling the Ferrari Donald Sterling gave her into another car ... TMZ has learned.
Stiviano was driving her red whip behind a black Range Rover when we're told she failed to stop and caused a rear ender. The other driver tells TMZ ... she was wearing her visor at the time of the crash. (i choked tbh, going 2 hell)
We're told V. went insane ... jumping out of the Ferrari and "screaming every obscenity in the book," including, "You know who you're messing with, mother f*****?"
Stiviano told the other driver she had to return the Ferrari ... though she was not specific. As you know by now, the car is one of several vehicles she got courtesy of Donald Sterling.
We're told Stiviano wouldn't ante up her insurance info and had "an assistant" deal with it.
Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda said last week ... he hoped V. got hit by a car. Close, Tommy ... close.
damn, monday ain't playin
Beyoncé and her younger sister Solange had a quick getaway over the weekend.
Shortly after a violent video between Solange and Jay Z went public, E! News confirmed through immigration reports that the two siblings jetted to Costa Rica for a few days late last week on a private plane. According to the reports, Bey and Solange both entered the country on Thursday, May 8 at 7:56 p.m. and left at 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
So what was behind the short-lived tropical vacation? It seems as though it may have been for pal Kelly Rowland's reported wedding!
Kelly, Bey's mom, Tina Knowles, Rowland's fiancé, Tim Witherspoon, and Destiny's Child bandmember Michelle Williams were also in Costa Rica during the same few days, according to records first obtained by local paper La Nación.
The ceremony is rumored to have taken place on Friday night, and while there are no photographs of the super-secret event, Beyoncé did post an Instagram snapshot on Saturday of herself looking like she was decked out in bridesmaid garb. She simply captioned the photo "GoodMorning."
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hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmT i really wanna know whats happening #teamsolange
still choking @ this tho:
When Solange left the elevator tho pic.twitter.com/4RXPUaOAer— POW-TV.NET (@POWTV) May 12, 2014
She has recently stepped out with her handsome new beau.
But Elizabeth Hurley, 48, is evidently still on friendly terms with her ex Hugh Grant.
She introduced her new man, David Yarrow, to the Notting Hill star for his seal of approval, with the trio dining out at Amaya restaurant in London.
Conchita Wurst’s Eurovision winner is currently the most downloaded track on Russian iTunes.
Rise Like a Phoenix, which romped to victory at the annual Song Contest on Saturday (May 10) by 52 points, is now number one on the ‘Top Singles’ countdown on Russia’s iTunes store.
Armenia’s entry Not Alone sits at number three on Russian iTunes, while the Swedish, German and Russian Eurovision songs also occupy spots in the top ten.
Bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst, real name Tom Neuwirth, became a symbol for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest even before she clinched victory for Austria on Saturday night – especially after a Russian politician had branded the contest a “Europe-wide gay parade” and a “Sodom show”.
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Michael Sam made history as the first openly gay player chosen in the NFL draft. Now, he's got to make the team.
As difficult as it is to imagine, given the wall-to-wall media coverage his selection by the St. Louis Rams garnered, Sam is still a seventh-round draft pick, the 249th player taken out of 256. If he signs a contract, it will more than likely be for the rookie minimum – no mere pittance, but approximately $22 million less than the draft's first pick, Jadeveon Clowney, is projected to make over the course of his deal.
And that's assuming Sam actually earns a spot on the Rams' roster. Like pretty much everything in the NFL, it will be an uphill battle ... and when you factor in his seventh-round status and the assembled army of media that will document his every move, it will be an even bigger challenge. In short, not even an executive order can guarantee he'll survive training camp.
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Pop’s most famous “dirrty” girls are in the midst of a bitter feud. Miley Cyrus refuses to perform on The Voice because she hates Christina Aguilera. Voice producers have made several offers for Miley to perform on the show, but she always says no.
“Miley is no friend or supporter of Christina, despite the fact they have a lot in common, including long associations with Disney and using some of same people through the years on their respective business teams,” a source told Radar.
The rift between the two divas was apparently ignited by a Tweet. Miley wore a pair of chaps while performing onstage in February. Christina Aguilera made headlines back in 2002 when she wore chaps in the “Dirrty” music video and continued to wear them in live performances of the song.
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HBO: Cersei has manipulated every last detail of Tyrion's trial. What's Jaime's reaction?
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau: I don't think he's surprised. He's horrified that she would go to that extent, but Cersei wants Tyrion dead and Jaime knows that. She wants revenge for all the pain she's endured because of Joffrey's death and Tyrion has become a symbol of all her hatred.
HBO: Jaime asks Tyrion if he killed Joffrey in Episode 4. Did Jaime really think he did it?
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau: Jaime knows that Tyrion hated Joffrey with a vengeance. I don’t think Jaime really thinks Tyrion did it, but he had to ask him. Tyrion basically responds, "Are you going to kill me?" I don't think Tyrion really believes that Jaime would, but it's almost like saying, "Will you tell me you love me? I know you do, but tell me you love me."
HBO: Why does Jaime decide to make the deal with Tywin?
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau: He sees that Cersei's clearly winning, and he knows his father well enough to know that Tywin's willing to sacrifice Tyrion. Jaime doesn't want to leave the Kingsguard, but he truly loves Tyrion. So if saving Tyrion's life means giving up his own freedom, of course he'll do that.
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Octavia Spencer has joining the cast of Insurgent, the upcoming sequel to the hit movie Divergent!
The 43-year-old Oscar-winning actress will be playing the role of Johanna, the leader of the Amity faction. Looks like the studio is getting Oscar winners to play the faction leaders as Kate Winslet is reprising her role as Jeanine, the Erudite leader.
Here is the sequel’s synopsis (via TheWrap): Tris’ stakes are risen (Shailene Woodley) as she searches for allies and answers in the dystopian ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris and Four (Theo James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.
Insurgent will hit theaters on March 20, 2015!
Lea Michele is consistent in her red carpet looks, usually sporting low-cut, backless dresses. Earlier today, she attended the 2014 Fox FanFront Presentation Event wearing a green, low-cut number. She looked wonderful as she soaked up the spotlight in her confidence!
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The 27-year-old actress was joined at the presentation by her Glee co-stars Chord Overstreet and Darren Criss, who also performed for the fans.
In case you missed the big news, Fox announced this morning that Glee would return for it’s sixth and final season in 2015.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier rounded out the box office Top Five this weekend with $5.75 million, down just 26 percent from last week. With $245.1 million, it's now the highest-grossing April release ever ahead of My Big Fat Greek Wedding ($241.4 million).
With a current global take of $695.7 million and counting, the Marvel film may break the quarter-billion mark before its theatrical run is over and is now the third highest-grossing MCU entry behind 2012's The Avengers and 2013's Iron Man 3.
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Party like it's 1945 imo
Photographer David LaChapelle has never shied away from celebrating human beauty in all its forms. In his earlier work, he turned trans model Amanda Lepore into a new Pop-Art icon, portraying her as a postmodern Marilyn Monroe, snorting coke diamonds, or fully naked before her sex reassignment surgery. For the artwork promoting the Life Ball, the annual Austrian AIDS charity event, LaChapelle has found a new muse in Carmen Carrera, former RuPaul's Drag Race contestant turned trans model and activist.
On Monday, LaChapelle and the organizers of the Life Ball revealed a new poster inspired by the theme of this year’s Life Ball, “The Garden of Earthly Delights.” The photographer captures Carrera fully naked, standing in a surrealist eden reminiscent of Hieronymus Bosch's fantastic Renaissance paintings.
Two versions of the poster show Carrera alternatively with female and male genitalia. “Gender lines are blurred and every person is unique in how they see themselves," David LaChapelle explains. "For me the body is more than something to be looked at as an object of sexual gratification. The body is a beautiful housing for the soul that we are celebrating in this picture."
The tagline accompanying the photos, “I’m Adam, I’m Eve, I’m Me” also struck a chord with the model. “Your gender should not matter in your heart or in the way you express your personality," Carmen Carrera says. "We shouldn’t be afraid to stick to a model, because there are so many types of diverse people on this planet. My message is: beauty has no gender. At the end of the day beauty is beauty.”
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LOS ANGELES, CA —A judge on Monday ordered an investigation into the whereabouts of Casey Kasem after an attorney for the ailing radio personality's wife said the former "Top 40" host had been removed from the country.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel S. Murphy ordered a court investigator and adult protective services to find out where Kasem is being treated and report back to the court. Kasem, 82, suffers from advanced Parkinson's disease, can no longer speak and has been in various medical facilities chosen by his wife, Jean Kasem.
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New wasp species named after Shakira for its 'dance-inducing' larvae
Colombian singer Shakira's belly dancing moves are so awesome, they're the reason why a new species of parasitic wasp was named after her: Aleiodes shakirae is a parasitic wasp that causes its host caterpillar to shake and wiggle like there's no tomorrow.
Aleiodes shakirae. The gold dot is the mounting pin.
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On the heels of winning his first Oscar for an incredible performance in Dallas Buyers Club, Matthew McConaughey has partnered with online charity auction site Charitybuzz.com to raise funds for his foundation, just keep livin.
The actor and philanthropist is offering up the chance for one lucky winner and a friend to walk the red carpet at the premiere of his highly anticipated film, Interstellar, and snap a photo with him. To get ready for the big event, they’ll also get styled by Dolce & Gabbana at the designer’s showroom on Rodeo Drive and even get to take some couture home!
Charitable fans can bid here through May 15, but they better dig deep. The price has already gone up to $17,000 and can only be expected to rise in the six days before the auction closes. Proceeds will support the just keep livin Foundation, an organization founded by Matthew and Camila McConaughey to empower high school students to lead active lives and make healthy choices.
Reese Witherspoon, Drew Brees, and other stars have also teamed up to help McConaughey’s cause. You can check out the full auction here.
Charitybuzz raises funds for nonprofits by auctioning thousands of incredible experiences spanning the best of pop culture. Since launching, the company has raised over $100 million for charity by giving bidders the chance to live their dreams and make a difference.
Your chance to walk the RED carpet with ORANGE royalty, ONTD!! For charity!
The Sims 4 received a mature rating (18+) in Russia, which some believe is due to its portrayal of same-sex relationships.
According to a recently revised Russian content rating law, same-sex relationships are considered harmful to children.
The law was cited by the game's publisher Electronic Arts in a tweet as the reason for the age restriction.
Fans took to social media to protest about the age restrictions.
The Sims 4 is a video game published by Electronic Arts in which players must satisfy the desires and needs of a group of virtual people known as "Sims".
There are generally very few specific objectives, instead players are encouraged to experiment and explore.
If the player wishes, virtual loving relationships may be orchestrated between two Sims of the same sex, which falls foul of a Russian law intended to protect minors.
The news was tweeted by the official Russian Electronic Arts Sims account.
EA has said in a statement to video gaming website Polygon that it has no plans to alter The Sims 4.
On May 9, in celebration of the one year anniversary of the release of her album, Demi, Miss Lovato launched the celebration with a social storm on www.demilovato.com. After a temporary black out of all her social networking sites, Demi’s fans (the self-titled “Lovatics”) quickly decoded the message of the #DEMIVERSARY, and caused numerous world-wide trends. Yesterday, Demi took to various sites to thank her fans for their support, including Facebook, Twitter and Google +. The Demi album has yielded the hit singles “Heart Attack” and “Neon Lights” and sold over 5 million tracks globally.
The #DEMIVERSARY features a host of new content. Starting May 12, VEVO will debut video footage from Demi’s Neon Lights Tour. On May 13, Spotify will offer a world-wide stream of five songs recorded in London earlier last year. Also on May 13, a video previously available only on Demi’s iBook for her poignant ballad “In Case” will go live. VEVO will debut the lyric video for Demi’s sassy, up-tempo new single, “Really Don’t Care,” on May 14. The single will be simultaneously serviced to Top 40 Radio in US.
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It's difficult to say who received worse publicity—Joan Crawford for being a bad mother or Faye Dunaway for playing her in Mommie Dearest. As the 'day of the mom' is here, we thought it fitting to rerun the Mommie Dearest story in which Faye Dunaway's great performance as the legendary Joan Crawford is finally given its due.
"Joan, thanks to Dunaway's performance, manages to steal Christina's story from beyond the grave." — Eric Henderson, Slant magazine
"Why can't you give me the respect that I'm entitled to?" — Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford
For over 30 years, Mommie Dearest has been the high-camp champ of motion pictures. There have been a number of worthy contenders, like Valley of the Dolls and Showgirls, but gay movie fans have a special reverence for both Joan Crawford and Faye Dunaway, who took on the movie idol and lived to regret it. The film's famous lines (almost any line in the film!) "No more wire hangers," "Tina, bring me the axe," etc., have entered camp nirvana. So why at this late date do we still need to talk about Mommie Dearest, and what more can be said? For starters, Faye Dunaway should be given the respect that she's entitled to.
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Aaron Paul is addicted to love.
The actor – who will celebrate his first wedding anniversary on May 26 – is still head over heels in love with his wife Lauren, he told PEOPLE at the Open Hearts Foundation's 4th Annual Gala.
"Marriage is the greatest thing that has ever happened. Look how cute she is," he told PEOPLE at Saturday's celebration held at Jane Seymour's Malibu home.
"[The first year has] flown by – blink of an eye. [We're] going strong."
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Last week, Arrow star Stephen Amell asked fans on his Facebook page whether they had a preferred outlet for him to sell props, collectibles and other Arrow goodies that he occasionally finds himself looking to get rid of. It has turned out to be a precursor to a decision to auction items on eBay to benefit a young girl with cancer. Prayers for Sophie is a charity he’s promoted before on his Facebook page, to benefit a little girl and her family struggling with cancer and the attendant costs of medical care to keep the child alive. He’s also recently visited with the family, and shortly after that is apparently when this plan took shape.
Amell says that every few weeks he will auction a new item for a charity that’s close to his heart, starting with Prayers for Sophie.
The first item is a Gentle Giant Arrow statue based on Amell’s likeness, which he says he will inscribe to the winner, shipping worldwide and writing anything within the bounds of good taste.
“In the interest of transparency, you will literally see me sign a check to Sophie’s family and hand it over,” Amell said, directing fans to check out his Facebook page or the Prayers for Sophie Facebook page for more details. The eBay auction is now live and ends on May 19.
Okay.... I guess you can say I officially stan for him now. <3
With the announcement last night that "Marvel's Agent Carter" will be making its way to ABC, we knew you'd be hungry for moredetails on the coming series--and luckily we've got them for you, with the official synopsis for the new series right here on Marvel.com!
On paper, "The Watch" sounds like a no brainer of potential awesomeness. Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade ♥ play mild-mannered suburban dudes who have to fight off an alien invasion—what could go wrong? Well, pretty much everything and simply put, it wasn't good. And last year's "This Is The End" (also featuring Jonah Hill) took that similar concept to much wilder, funnier places. And indeed, "The Watch" pretty much tanked at the box office, barely making back its budget. So what was it like making? Well, with his inventive and unique "The Double" in theaters, Ayoade has referred to being involved in "The Watch" rather...clinically...
"I like all the actors in it, and I like [director] Akiva [Schaffer]—for me, when I'm in something, my job is just to serve the director and do what they want," Ayoade continued. "It's kind of like giving a tissue sample. You have no idea what will be done with it. That's the experience for me of being in something that I'm not involved in the writing or directing of. You kind of go, 'You seem happy, okay!'"
Making The Watch Was "Like Giving A Tissue Sample"
We all like to moan about our jobs, but if you think your office is bad, British director Richard Ayoade’s latest film, The Double, should help you put things into perspective.
Ayoade, who is also a comedian, actor, and writer, directed and co-wrote the film, which premieres in the U.S. May 9. He was drawn to the project because of the story’s unique take on the doppelgänger theme. "There is something very interesting about the main premise--that someone can be so unworthy of note that an exact replica of them could appear and no one would either notice or point it out to them. That seemed to me very funny,” he says.
The Double, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, is Ayoade’s second feature as a director, following the critically acclaimed Submarine in 2010. Here, he gives Co.Create some of his insights on filmmaking, the creative process and the humiliations of office life.
6 Lessons in Filmmaking from The Double Director Richard Ayoade
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Members: Name 6 reasons why you stan for King Richard. Optional, of course.
Now that’s how you do a season finale.
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“This hug is for your mother,” I whispered embracing Michael Alig, the former “king of the club kids” after he emerged from a prison truck at the entrance to Mid-State Correctional Facility, in Marcy, New York, last Monday. “I can’t believe this is really happening!” He was finally being released, after serving 17 years for manslaughter, for the death and dismemberment of Andre “Angel” Melendez, after a drug-fueled argument one night in 1996. Alig, now 48, smiled and blinked in the sunlight.
Suddenly: “Michael!” Astro and Scotto, two ex–club kids, nudged me aside, while a third guy videotaped and snapped photos of the confused-looking Alig.
“Hi!” exclaimed Astro. “Oh, and I see you already have a boyfriend! Did you [sleep with] him in prison?” Alig looked mortified. Standing behind him was a cute, straight 26-year-old man who was also being freed. He and Michael had bonded that morning, after the prisoner said, “I think someone famous is getting out today—they said there’s a van full of press outside.” Michael ended up inviting him along for our four-hour journey back to Manhattan. The guy’s name was Mike, “but his Facebook name is Rico Suave!” Alig told me, delighted.
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Michael Alig’s First Week of Freedom, after 17 Years of Prison
New York party promoter Michael Alig was released last week after serving 17 years in jail. The self-proclaimed “King of The Club Kids” infamously slayed his drug-dealer friend, Angel Melendez, in March 1996, before dismembering the body with his accomplice, Robert “Freez” Riggs, and disposing of it in the Hudson River. Here, in his own words, is his story.
It was just after we had heaved the cardboard box containing Angel’s remains into the Hudson that we heard the deafening sound of helicopters. Police searchlights blinded us as we cowered by the roadside, raising our hands above our heads.
In truth, there was no 4 a.m. swoop on that dark, chilly morning in March 1996. It was a figment of our drug-addled imaginations. Our day of reckoning on the West Side Highway was a paranoid hallucination caused by panic, fear and the mountain of heroin we’d consumed.
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When Sweden were eliminated by Portugal in the UEFA World Cup qualification playoffs, a bitter Zlatan Ibrahimovic said, "One thing is for sure, a World Cup without me is nothing to watch." But now Brazlian footballers and celebrities are banding together to try and convince Zlatan to do just that.
Dani Alves, Ronaldo, Anderson Silva and many others all took part in a video plea to Zlatan, pleading for him to attend the first match of the World Cup between Brazil and Croatia in Sao Paulo. The video also includes a call to action, asking fans to hound Zlatan's social media accounts in order to get him to make the trip.
It's unclear why they're all so concerned about whether Zlatan watches the World Cup or not, but they say they have a ticket to that first match waiting for him. Perhaps this is all an elaborate plan to disguise him as a Brazilian and have him play for the host nation to ensure their success.
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Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lashed out at Magic Johnson during a CNN interview broadcast Monday night, alluding to the NBA’s great’s HIV-positive diagnosis and saying, “I don’t think he’s a good example for the children of Los Angeles.”
Sterling’s comments came as he addressed racial remarks he made that prompted the NBA to ban him for life. In a recording released by TMZ two weeks ago, Sterling tells a female friend, V. Stiviano, not to associate with black people, including Johnson.
"What kind of guy goes to every city, has sex with every girl, then catches” HIV, Sterling told Anderson Cooper. “I think he should be ashamed of himself.”
Sterling also questioned whether Johnson has made a positive contribution to the African American community in Los Angeles. He then pointed to his own charitable work.
“Jews, when they get successful, they will help their people,” he said.
At one point Cooper asked if he apologized to Johnson.
"If I said anything wrong, I'm sorry," Sterling responded. "He's a good person. I mean, what am I going to say? Has he done everything he can do to help minorities? I don't think so. But I'll say it, he's great. But I don't think he's a good example for the children of Los Angeles."
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