June 18th, 2015

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Woody Harrelson to Headline LBJ Biopic



*Rob Reiner will direct the project.
*The 'LBJ' film is a political drama.
*The screenplay was written by Joey Hartstone.

A quote from Reiner:

“During the sixties, I was a hippy and Lyndon Johnson was my president.
At the time LBJ was the target of most of my generation’s anti-Vietnam-War
anger. But as time has passed and my understanding of political realities
has grown; I’ve come to see LBJ in a very different light. He was a complex
man; a combination of brilliant political instinct, raw strength, ambition,
and deep insecurities. The strength and power of persuasion that he showed to
his colleagues existed alongside of a soft, almost childlike quality that perhaps
only Lady Bird got to see. His life’s path was nothing short of Shakespearean.
From the poor hill country of West Texas to the corridors of power in Washington,
he used his brilliant political acumen to pass the most groundbreaking civil rights
legislation of the twentieth century. And had it not been for the Vietnam War, I
believe he would have gone down as one of America’s greatest presidents.”



Source: comingsoon.net
Clover II

Behind the scenes look at Pixar's short film 'Lava'




The short film will play before screenings of 'Inside Out' and
it's a six-minute musical.

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Such a long interview for a short film lol
Read more at the source: @EW

Videos courtesy of:
Mountain Apple Company Inc and Disney Pixar
Clover II

Nicolas Cage Confronts a Sex Scandal in ‘The Runner’ Trailer



*Nicolas Cage plays a Sex Scandal-Disgraced Congressman.
*The film takes place in the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill.
*Austin Stark’s writing and directorial debut.


The movie also stars Sarah Paulson, Connie Nielsen, Wendell Pierce, Bryan Batt and Peter Fonda.

Source: The Movieclips Trailers



ONTD, fess up... how would u deal with a sex scandal?
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The DUFF reciting lines from an iconic scene from the legendary Lizzie Mcguire Movie




Hilary Duff was at a cd signing for her future certified tin album Breathe In Breathe Out which is predicted to sell 25k in it's first week slé. During the autograph session Hilary recited lines as Isabella Parigi when exposing the asshole Paolo. In a split second Duff went in a full Italian accent as authentic as a subway sandwich and took you back to 2003 with Ethan Craft and Miss Ungermeyer. Where is her Oscar?

https://twitter.com/hilaryduffaus

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Madnessa

'The Flash' Update: Is Wendy just a pseudonym for Patty?


[s p o i l e r s]

  • Joe West's new partner will be Patty Spivot, aka Barry Allen’s girlfriend in the New 52.

  • Comicbook.com found a couple of audition videos, that can only be watched if you have a password, featuring scenes between Joe and Patty. In the first one, she's talking with Joe about metahumans and telling him that she can be trusted. In the second one, she's “gushing” to Barry about the details about a forensics report.

  • Even though no one has confirmed it, it's starting to sound like Wendy and Patty are the same person.



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Russian Pop Singer Zhanna Friske Dies at 40



Russian singer and actress Zhanna Friske has died after a battle with brain cancer. She was 40.

Friske (also known by her birth name Jeanna Friske) was a member of the Russian girl-group Blestyashchie from the late '90s, before departing in 2003 to pursue acting and her solo music career. Her film credits include notable roles in Timur Bekmambetov’s horror films Night Watch and Day Watch and she released a string of singles and a self-titled album, which dropped in 2005.

The entertainer had announced she was suffering with late stage brain cancer in January 2014 and it had been reported she was planning to establish a fund to help support those afflicted with cancer. It’s understood she declined to undergo chemotherapy due to the threat the procedure posed to her unborn child; she gave birth to a boy in April of that year.

Billboard

this is so sad :(



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Michael Ian Black Goes In on Twitter Re: Charleston Shooting

Comedian Michael Ian Black (Burning Love, I Love The [Decades]) is currently spending most of the morning going in on idiots on Twitter regarding racial profiling.




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the idiots are already running free about this, smh.

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Chris Pratt - "Equality Means Starting To Objectify Men More"






When asked if he thought having a toned physique was a prerequisite for male actors, he stated: “Never in a calculated way, but in hindsight, yeah. It was a huge part of how my career has shifted is based on the way that I look, on the way that I’ve shaped my body to look.”

He also talks about being 'totally objectified’. “I think it’s OK, I don’t feel appalled by it,” adding “I think it’s appalling that for a long time only women were objectified, but I think if we really want to advocate for equality, it’s important to even things out.  Not objectify women less, but objectify men just as often as we objectify women.  There are a lot of women who got careers out of it, and I’m using it to my advantage. And at the end of the day, our bodies are objects.  We’re just big bags of flesh and blood and meat and organs that God gives us to drive around.”

source: https://uk.yahoo.com/movies/chris-pratt-equality-means-starting-to-objectify-121830286871.html



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Ming-Na Wen and Hayley Atwell at the Monte Carlo Television Festival



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Model sues Kotex after losing her leg due to toxic shock syndrome


The New York Daily News is currently reporting that California based model Lauren Wasser is suing Kotex after a 2012 incident that resulted in her having her leg amputated. The day that Wasser fell ill she claims that she had changed her tampon three times before she went to bed for the night. Shortly after she had a major heart attack and the hospital said that her tampon tested positive for toxic shock syndrome.

She was placed in a medically induced coma as doctors tried to get the infection out of her system. The infection eventually turned into gangrene and the 24 year old model and star athlete ended up receiving a below the knee leg amputation. Wasser not only experienced extreme pain during her hospitalization but said that when she got home she initially wanted to kill herself due to the loss of her leg.

Currently Wasser is suing Kotex as well as the grocery stores Kroger and Ralph's since she purchased the tampons from there. Her lawsuit claims that Kotex and the stores are "negligently, wantonly, recklessly, tortuously, and unlawfully responsible in some manner" for the loss of her leg.

Source 1 and 2
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Lorde and Lena on What it's Like to Sit with Taylor




Lena: "Speaking of camp mother, I feel that Taylor [Swift] has really taken control and said, 'I'm going to get us all together in the same place, I'm gonna make it very clear that friendship is powerful and women are magic and if anybody thinks this is a witches’ coven they might be right. She’s just made it her job in a very cool way."

Lorde: "She definitely brought me into this amazing world of supportive female friendship. For me, someone starts talking about boys and I'm like, 'I just don’t know what to say.' I'm useless in that capacity and that was why I thought, 'Well, I can't have girl friends [because] I don't know how to talk about boys.' But Taylor just glosses over the fact that I'm terrible at that and she’s just like, 'It's okay, I'll love you for your other qualities.'"

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Candids: Britney in Tangerine shorts + Mysterious IG post + Pretty Girls on Billboard charts + TBT

Charleston terrorist caught + Celeb reactions

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The suspect accused of fatally shooting nine people at Emanuel AME Church Wednesday night has been arrested.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says 21-year-old Dylann Roof has been arrested in Shelby, North Carolina. The 21-year-old from Lexington, South Carolina was wanted for the murder of nine people at Emanuel AME Church.

Public records show Roof was most recently arrested in March in Lexington County on drug charges.

According to police, nine people were killed after shots were fired during a prayer meeting inside Emanuel AME Church on Calhoun Street around 9:05 p.m. Police Chief Greg Mullen said officers arrived to find eight people dead inside the church. A ninth victim died later at a nearby hospital.

Elder James Johnson, President of the Charleston Chapter of the National Action News, said SC Senator Clementa C. Pinckney was one of the nine shot and killed inside the church. Pinckney, 41, served as pastor for Emanuel AME in addition to his role as a state senator for District 45.

Mullen said Roof sat through an hour-long bible study before he began shooting church members. He then fled the scene.

Charleston Police released surveillance photos of the suspect during a 6 a.m. news conference. He was later identified by authorities shortly after 10 a.m.
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COMPLEX's The Best Albums of 2015 (So Far) list

21. Fifth Harmony, Reflection

Label: Epic, Syco
Released: Feb. 3
At the mid-year mark, the Best Pop Album Of 2015 is, in this humble writer's opinion, a showdown between Major Lazer and Fifth Harmony, the latter having struck a golden ratio of bangers per total album tracks. “Sledgehammer,” “Worth It,” and “Like Mariah” have, at this point, overwhelmed the promise of Meghan Trainor (who's featured on “Brave Honest Beautiful”) and even returning champion Carly Rae Jepsen. “I want a Kanye, not a Ray J,” the girls sing on “Bo$$,” with a blast of claps and buckets to drum the point home. —JC

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favorite album of the year so far ontd?


source + rest of the list: complex
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ABC's "Secrets and Lies" has a new leading man



The Almost Human and The Following alum has been cast as the lead in the ABC drama.
Michael Ealy will play Eric Warner (smart, well educated and hardworking), the heir apparent to his family's private equity firm.
Newly married to “the one” and walking on air, Warner is attending a party to honor dad passing over the reins when suddenly tragedy strikes. Eric’s wife Kate is murdered, and life, as he knows it, is over.

http://www.thewrap.com/abcs-secrets-and-lies-casts-michael-ealy-as-lead-for-season-2/

Irving Ramsay Wiles - The Sonata

'Sicario' Trailer


https://youtu.be/1tzpYbfoknw
In Mexico, SICARIO means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is enlisted by an elite government task force official (Josh Brolin) to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past (Benicio Del Toro), the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.
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[book post!] Warner Bros gets movie rights to UPROOTED, Ellen deGeneres to produce

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- Uprooted, by Naomi Novik, is a Hugo Award-nominated fantasy stand-alone novel and it is fucking good so you should read it. It's a bit of Beauty and the Beast meets Polish folklore meets ASOIAF meets those super dark fairy tales?

- Goodreads summary: Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood. The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her. But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.

(that's just the beginning actually, in case you are allergic to romance, the book is way more about female friendships and political intrigue and other awesome stuff like MAGIC)

- Author Naomi Novik just confirmed that Warner Bros. won the bidding war for the movie rights to Uprooted. Says she hopes it will be a "series of wonderful fantasy films"

- Ellen DeGeneres will produce with Jeff Kleeman

Sources 1 and 2 + Goodreads

rooting for Aneurin Barnard to get cast as the Dragon tbh

what are you reading, ONTD?
Joan Smalls, Yoncé

Taraji P. Henson dodges questions about Baby Wipes' abusive past, says we've all got flaws



Henson gets asked by Allure about Terrence Howard's abusive past (check out wiki for his full rap sheet which includes arrests, allegations of abuse, stalking, harassment and threats spanning over twelve years):

Let's pop the trunk to your life and see what's dysfunctional and what's bad.... At the end of the day, we're all human and we got flaws and we got shit.

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Rihanna's #R8 gets SCRAPPED!



- after critics slammed Rihanna for lackluster sales of her first 3 singles, Rihanna's label is in panic mode

- 4 5 Seconds, Bitch Better Have My Money and American Oxygen are being demoted into promo singles

- the #R8 album is now scrapped, even though it was nearing completion

- Rihanna is "desperately searching for musicians and producers to work with"

- she might revert to her reggae/dancehall inspired music

- she didn’t originally like the idea – she wanted to create more classic music. But after having flop after flop after flop with her past three singles, it looks like Rihanna is heading back to her Barbadian roots

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