In a hundred years, when historians are looking back at reality TV shows to understand what the fuck was going on in American culture during the nation’s decline, there are going to be dozens, if not hundreds, of dissertations written on a short-lived series on the E! network called Pretty Wild.
Creator Dan Levy envisioned it as yet another show about a mother and her wild teenage daughters in star-studded, superficial Los Angeles—in this case, the mom was supposedly home-schooling the girls and basing her curriculum on the self-help film The Secret. But shortly after shooting the pilot episode, Alexis Neiers, one of those daughters, was arrested and charged with being part the “Bling Ring,” a group of teens who allegedly robbed the homes of celebrities, including Orlando Bloom, Lindsay Lohan, and Paris Hilton. To this day, Alexis denies that she was involved with these crimes, but the case and the ensuing publicity resulted in one of reality TV’s funniest (and saddest) moments: a weeping, clearly high Alexis screaming, “Nancy Jo. This is Alexis Neiers calling!” while leaving several hysterical voicemails for Vanity Fair journalist Nancy Jo Sales, who wrote that Alexis wore “six-inch Louboutin heels to court" when she actually wore “four-inch, little brown BeBe shoes.”
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Guillaume Canet's Brooklyn-set crime drama stars Clive Owen as a man who has been released after several years in jail for his part in a gangland murder. His return sparks conflict with several members of his extended family, including his straight-laced younger brother (Billy Crudup), his ex-wife (Marion Cotillard) and his father (James Caan).
Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis and Matthias Schoenaerts round out the film's ensemble cast, with Cotillard and Schoenaerts reuniting following last year's Rust and Bone. Canet, whose last film was 2010's Little White Lies, co-wrote the script with James Gray (Two Lovers, We Own the Night). This will be his English-language debut.
Blood Ties will be released later this year, and plays out of competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Patton Oswalt's 8 minute Filibuster take from Parks and Recreation (Season 5, Episode 19). Now with animation.
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Not everyone in the Bible Belt is turning to a higher power in the wake of this week's tornadoes.
While interviewing a survivor of the Moore, Okla., tornadoes, CNN's Wolf Blitzer informed her of how blessed she and her family are, before presumptuously asking, "You've gotta thank the Lord, right? Do you thank the Lord for that split-second decision?"
Rebecca Vitsmun politely grinned and explained, "I'm actually an atheist."
Wolf seemed a bit taken aback in the moment, and while some have slammed the interview as awkward, it's actually not at all. Rebecca handled the situation better than most would and even offered Blitzer an out, continuing, "We are here and I don't blame anyone for thanking the Lord."
Plus, the real star of the interview was her adorable baby son Brian.
Alternately, Barbara Garcia brought viewers to tears when she reunited with her beloved dog live on air, claiming that her God had answered her prayers. To each their own.
CBS has ordered a single-camera comedy based on the Cameron Diaz movie "Bad Teacher" to series for the 2013-2014 season, the network announced today. Ari Graynor ("For a Good Time, Call...," "Whip It"), who's really earned a bigger platform for herself after so many funny sidekick roles, will take the lead role as Meredith Davis, an unapologetic former trophy wife turned inappropriate instructor in search of a new man to support her after being left penniless by her last marriage.
"The Office" alums Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky wrote the original film and are executive producing the half-hour TV series alongside Hilary Winston ("Happy Endings"), who wrote the pilot -- Don Scardino was the director.
"Bad Teacher," which has been given a 13-episode order, co-stars Sara Gilbert ("Roseanne"), Kristin Davis ("Sex and the City"), Ryan Hansen ("Party Down") and David Alan Grier ("In Living Color"). Sony Pictures Television are co-producing the series with CBS Television Studios.
i can't wait to have my queen on my tv every week, even if it is on cbs. any other ari stans in the house?
How does 5-foot-11 Katherine Webb maintain her fabulous figure? By eating very little!
In a new diet tell-all, Miss Alabama 2012, who sky-rocketed to fame during the BCS National Championship game as the smoking hot girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, reveals a day in her eating diary, which People magazine tallied up to a measly 1,120 calories – and RadarOnline.com has the details.
Webb, who stripped to her swimsuit and competed on the diving show Splash, starts her day with an 8-oz homemade smoothie with fruit, protein powder, almond milk and one packet of sweetener, followed by a green apple shake later in the morning.
For lunch, the 24-year-old consumes water with lemon and a spinach salad with almond pieces, fruit and fat-free balsamic vinaigrette, and enjoys a Weight Watchers Strawberry Smoothie frozen yogurt bar for a snack.
For dinner, she drinks water with lemon and eats grilled chicken fingers with fat-free honey mustard and sweet potato fries.
Nutritionist and author of The Fast Metabolism Diet Haylie Pomroy told the magazine that Webb should be consuming hundreds more calories than she is.
“Katherine does an amazing job of eating three meals and two snacks, fueling her metabolism,” she explains, but with three workouts a week, “she could add at least 600 more healthy calories.”
Do you think Katherine Webb eats enough? Sound off below.
In compiling a list of our favorite alternative drummers, we know that what makes someone "alternative" is admittedly subjective — though we remain wowed by their skills, the arena-rocking misty-mountain marauding of John Bonham or the artfully destructive chaos of Keith Moon or the ridiculoid festival freakouts of Dave Matthews Band's Carter Beauford are too anchored to commercial bedrock. Once-alternative dudes like Lars Ulrich and Larry Mullen, Jr. were even more contentious points of debate. Tie-breaking was left to the completely arbitrary whims of various SPIN editors. We included stomping '60s and '70s funkateers because their ricocheting rhythms cut so hard against the pop grain — both originally and via hip-hop samples — but we mostly left out jazz greats because, well, we can't be here all day.
To create this roll call, we enlisted the help of music writers who have been known to play some drums (Michael Azerrad, Hank Shteamer, Matt LeMay), so we can assure that the word "flam" will be used correctly. We also included some drummers who have a way with words — including Portlandia's Fred Armisen, Superchunk's Jon Wurster, and Matthew Shipp skinsman Guillermo E. Brown, a.k.a., Pegasus Warning. We probably forgot someone great and you're probably going to tell us about it in the comments. Just make us the new punch line to your best drummer joke.
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Angelina Pivarnick is desperately trying to resuscitate the reality TV career that never was! The fomer Jersey Shore one (and a half?) season wonder ran a Kickstarter campaign to get her own reality show going!
And yesterday she appeared on an episode of MTV's Girl, Get Your Mind Right where she tried to prove that she's actually really nice and not a trashbaggy twit at all!
But wait – there's more! Angelina also has a "singing" career. She recently released a hilariously awful music video with Adam Barta – also starring Starter Wives Confidential's Cheryl Caruso (no – no one watched that show!).
The video for "Serendipity" explores the importance of gay marriage and features Adam and Angelina marrying same-sex partners in NYC's Times Square.
You can view this societally earth-shattering work of revolutionary art below. Maybe hit the mute button first…
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Paul Newman had salad dressing and George Foreman his own grill, but did you know that Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd has his own line of vodka?
Crystal Head Vodka, established in 2007 by Aykroyd and artist John Alexander, gets filtered four times through quartz crystals before finding its way into a striking "skull" glass bottle.
The vodka has scooped up awards galore, sold more than 3 million bottles and accumulated celebrity fans in the form of Johnny Depp and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones (who teamed with Crystal Head for a special Stones 50th anniversary gift set).
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Even after Taylor Swift had a disgusted reaction to Selena Gomez's kiss with Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez defended her best friend at a new interview this morning, saying that Taylor Swift is "amazing."
A few days ago, a video of Taylor Swift's apparent disgusted reaction to the couple's backstage kiss at the 2013 Billboard Awards went viral. The singer-songwriter, after seeing Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber kissing backstage, made a disgusted face that was caught on tape.
Since Taylor Swift expressed her disapproval of Justin Bieber behind Selena Gomez's back, many would have expected Selena Gomez to be upset with her best friend.
However, at a recent interview with Nick Grimshaw on Radio 1's Breakfast Show in London this morning, Selena Gomez did not let this incident ruin her close friendship with Taylor Swift. Instead, she came to Swift's side to support her music.
According to Sugarscape, Gomez recommended that everyone listen to Taylor Swift's music when going through a relationship breakup, implying that she herself also listened to Swift's music during her breakup with Justin Bieber.
She also calls Taylor Swift an "amazing person," suggesting that the two will still continue to be close friends, despite the Billboard Awards incident.
An insider claimed to Hollywood Life that "Selena will remain friends with Taylor regardless of her dating Justin. Selena knows that Taylor is not a threat to their relationship physically and will overall make her own decisions."
On the way to her interview in London, she also joked around with fans who were waiting, and pulled goofy faces as she posed for pictures with the fans.
Despite her on-and-off relationship with Justin Bieber and her best friend Taylor Swift's disapproval of her boyfriend, Selena Gomez remains positive and said that she is excited to be participating in promotional activities in London.
A mermaid pendant made from polymer clay.
Angry conservatives give new meaning to "pissing in the wind"
Ke$ha's MTV reality show just got an extra trickle of publicity from an unexpected fount.
Last night on Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life, which airs Tuesdays at 11 p.m., the Warrior princess could be seen drinking her own urine. The pee-sipping has been a major talking point for the series, with the Internet gossip mill first touting the unwholesome scoop back in February. And now, as the Hollywood Reporter points out, Ke$ha's whizz-quaffing has attracted the displeasure of the Parents Television Council, a non-profit profit advocacy group whom you may remember from such indecency complaints as our national war on Janet Jackson's right nipple.
The PTC, whose founder once said on national TV that President Obama looks like a "skinny ghetto crackhead" and whose board includes pop-music punching bag Pat Boone, sent a letter yesterday hipping its supporters to the show's "disgusting, vile content" — just in time for them to presumably watch it. The letter also reportedly spun Ke$ha's wee-wee guzzling as a reason that cable providers should unbundle their channels. "Why should we have to pay for this kind of garbage just so we can get access to Discovery, Disney, or the Golf channel?" the PTC wrote. The group, which describes itself as nonpartisan, also promoted Senator John McCain's unbundling legislation.
Ke$ha has previously said her piss take was a one-off. "I hear it was good for you," she told THR of the water-sports drink. "I’m not good at saying 'no' so I just figure, fuck it, I’ll try anything once. So I tried it. I wouldn’t recommend it. It was pretty gross."
PTC's move, paradoxically giving more attention to that which it condemns, comes after the Catholic League magnanimously gifted David Bowie with an extra day in the news cycle for his latest video, which happens to be titled "The Next Day."
It's unclear how Ke$ha feels about unbundling cable networks, but while it might be an option someday, McCain's bill isn't expected to pass. James Surowiecki, the New Yorker's financial writer, did a great piece a few years ago analyzing the arguments for and against a la carte cable options. In short: Let's make the most of the night like we're gonna die young and not waste too much time deciding how much each individual cable network is worth to us. It's not like we're flushing our money down the toilet.
A google search reveals that the internet is ablaze with this news right now. Who else but the PTC?!
Does Hugh Jackman ever slow down? From what we can report, the answer is a definitive no way, mate. For the cover story of our annual Summer Must List issue, EW visited the actor last year on the Sydney set of The Wolverine (in theaters July 26), where Jackman jumped and leapt and charmed his way through a series of seemingly back-breaking stunts that he made look as easy as pie. That’s entertainment — and who embodies the power and pop of summer in the cinema better than Jackman?
This is the epically buff, 44-year-old Australian’s sixth time at bat as Wolverine, and as he tells EW, he wants to make sure fans (and newcomers) walk away from the newest installment better acquainted with the elusive anti-hero than they might have after 2009’s critical dud X-Men Origins: Wolverine. “Somehow the first Wolverine movie ended up looking like the fourth X-Men – just with different characters,” he says. “I left unsure if we’d achieve our goal, which was to make sure people understood my character. This movie will really get to his core.”
Jackman reunited with director James Mangold (who worked with him on 2001’s Kate & Leopold) on a decidedly darker, more artistic approach to the character – this time, we see Logan headed to Japan, where he faces down two villains new to the franchise (The Silver Samurai and Viper), sneaky samurais (yes!), the Japanese mob and a gang of ninjas – on motorbikes! Our feature story gets the scoop on Logan’s new love interest, next summer’s new X-Men installment and some new thoughts from Jackman on Wolverine’s future in movies.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton) is glowing in yellow at a garden party on the grounds of Buckingham Palace hosted by Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday (May 22) in London, England.
The 31-year-old pregnant royal was joined at the event by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
Kate looked gorgeous in a yellow Emilia Wickstead coat dress – she’s already seven months pregnant! We can’t wait to meet to little royal!
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The Lifetime Original Movie Anna Nicole tells the rags-to-riches story of the iconic supermodel who captured the world’s attention with her beauty and unconventional lifestyle. Exploring the sordid details that created her infamous persona, from stardom to untimely death, the world premiere will be on Saturday, June 29, at 8:00pm ET/PT.
The film, starring Agnes Bruckner (Lifetime’s The Craigslist Killer, Private Practice) as cultural icon Anna Nicole Smith, Academy Award and Golden Globe®-winner Martin Landau (Ed Wood), Oscar nominee Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Adam Goldberg (Saving Private Ryan) and Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), is from executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Lifetime’s Steel Magnolias, Oscar-winning Chicago) and Judith Verno (Lifetime’s Drew Peterson: Untouchable, The Craigslist Killer, Natalee Holloway). Directed by Mary Harron (American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol) and written by John Rice and Joe Batteer (Blown Away, Chasers), Anna Nicole is from Sony Pictures Television.
Talk about teamwork.
In the weeks surrounding Angelina Jolie's preventive double mastectomy and subsequent reconstructive surgery, her fiancé, Brad Pitt, served as her No. 1 support.
At the bustling home they share with their six kids in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, "Brad did everything he could to keep things secret and protect Angie," a family insider tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story.
Using early morning appointments and rental cars to avoid discovery, "They really wanted Angie to be able to recover and rest before they shared the story," says the insider.
The actress's medical ordeal only deepened the bond between Jolie, 37, and Pitt, 49, a couple for seven years. Those close to them say the pair's teamwork is always on display, in public and private.
"They are very loving and inspiring to each other, exchanging ideas," says Jeremy Kleiner, a longtime exec at Pitt's Plan B production company and producer on his upcoming movie World War Z.
On-set, "He would light up when his family showed up. It's just a very cool thing to see."
a woman can't even get a mastectomy without it being about the man
Jose Canseco claims he’s been charged with rape — and even named his accuser on Twitter.
The onetime major league baseball star made the revelation on Wednesday in a series of bizarre tweets, many of which he later deleted.
Police in Las Vegas have confirmed that that Canseco is a “person of interest” in an alleged sexual assault investigation, but the District Attorney in Clark County has not formally filed charged against him as of now.
Shortly after 10 a.m. Pacific, Canseco tweeted, “Breaking news this is a first folks las vegas police was just at my house i have been charged with rape by [WOMAN'S NAME] from las vegas.”
The athlete continued to live-tweet the experience while identifying the woman — a seriously questionable decision.
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Josh Homme has explained how Nick Oliveri came to record with Queens Of The Stone Age for the band's new album '... Like Clockwork'.
The former bassist, who previously worked with Homme in the band Kyuss, left Queens Of The Stone Age in 2004 amid rumours he had been violent towards his then girlfriend. However, Oliveri appears on the band's new album and, speaking to NME, the frontman explained how he came to be back on working terms with his former best friend. Speaking as part of the cover feature for this week's magazine, on newsstands from today (May 22), Homme says: "Nick recorded his record [with his band Mondo Generator] at my studio and he was dropping some vinyl off and was like, 'Er, need background vocals?' and I was like, 'Yeah'. So he sang on 'If I Had A Tail'."
Homme then adds: "Him and Mark Lanegan are going "Oooohohohoooo". It's just friends, you know. And that's good enough for me. It's what it is, not what it was. I know people get hung up on stuff but what am I supposed to do, go door to door and explain the situation?"
Discussing the number of big name guests on the bands new album, including Elton John, Dave Grohl and Alex Turner, Homme adds: "I know it's got some market value to somebody else, and I'm realising to the outsider that to the outsider it's like, 'Woah'. But I just needed a distraction from how confusing this record was to make. The songs were what they were. But it's like a Christmas tree. It exists before you put decorations on it, but it's cool to put decorations on it."
Queens Of The Stone Age have compiled all of their recent animated videos into a 15-minute promo for '…Like Clockwork'. Click below to watch the video, which starts with the previously released clip for 'I Appear Missing' before segueing into 'Kalopsia', 'Keep Your Eyes Peeled' and 'If I Had A Tail', finishing up with 'My God Is The Sun', which was the very first track to be revealed from the band's sixth album, after being played live at Lollapalooza Brazil in March.
i'm judging you josh homme
We somehow missed this report from last month, but Britain’s The Daily Mail reports“The Borgias” actress Holliday Grainger is in talks for one of the few female roles in the film, while Emma Watson also met with the director but ultimately couldn’t take a different role. Daily Mail also updates Robert Pattinson has passed on the project.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: The gang’s almost all here. After initial reports of negotiations in March, British actors Sam Claflin (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”) and Douglas Booth (“Jupiter Ascending”) have now officially joined Max Irons (“The Host”) in Lone Scherfig’s adaptation of Laura Wade’s 2010 play“Posh”, according to THR. Filming begins next month.
Laura Wade’s 2010 hit play of the same name concerned The Riot Club, a fictional version of The Bullingdon Club, an exclusive society at Oxford University to which such prominent British figures as Prime Minister David Cameron belonged. The entire play is set over the course of one evening when the ten members of the club have their termly dinner. As their President, James, considers leaving his post, the other boys jocky for position, leading to tragic consequences.
Claflin is in Cannes promoting “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”, in which he plays fan favorite character Finnick Odair. He previously appeared in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” and“Snow White and the Huntsman.” Booth will next appear opposite Hailee Steinfeld in Carlo Carlei’s new adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet” and is currently filming the Wachowskis’ sci-fi epic “Jupiter Ascending.”
Oscar-nominated actress Julianne Moore is not one to mince words, and she certainly doesn't in a recent chat with DuJour magazine where she talks about her slew of new films, including What Maisie Knew and Carrie, but gets testy when asked the standard celeb interview questions about aging, motherhood and marriage.
"Men aren't asked about age," she states when the conversation starts to veer into all-too-familiar territory. "Men aren't asked about their children. Not that these things aren't important, but I do feel like it becomes reductive, when a woman's life becomes, 'Talk to me about your kids and how you feel about plastic surgery.' "
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Popular gay Japanese pornstar Masaki Koh died on Saturday (18 May) aged 29 from complications arising from surgery for peritonitis.
News of Koh's death was announced on his website.
'The tragic news has been announced by his partner, Tien Tien, who revealed that Koh was receiving treatments from a ruptured cecal (which is considered the beginning of the large intestine) due to peritonitis and has had surgery several times since last month,' said the statement.
'This is a sad day not only for us but also for his family, partner, and friends who have always supported his career. We will always love you Koh Masaki.'
A later message on the website announced that the administrator was re-opening the site's chat forums 'for all Koh Masaki fans to be able to bring their thoughts together'.
Over the last months Koh tweeted about his operations and cravings for 'roast, pizza, curry, deep-fried food and Chinese'. He said he asked his doctors not to leave a scar on his stomach because he is a model. His last tweet, saying he'd recovered to the point he could drink water again, was sent on 8 May.
Koh was a vocal supporter of LGBT rights. When a lesbian couple held a wedding in Tokyo Disneyland in March he said 'your wonderful wedding will bring inspiration and hope to many people who still hesitate to take the first step'.
In April 2012 he travelled to Taiwan to star in a safe-sex event in Ximenting, Taipei's gay bar area.
It looks like not everyone is obsessed with Ryan Gosling these days. (Although, we fail to see why not!)
During a press screening for his upcoming film Only God Forgives at the Cannes Film Festival, reviewers reportedly lambasted the movie and booed throughout Gosling's performance.
Audience members credit the gratuitous violence and disturbing dialogue for the film's negative feedback.
Gosling apparently doesn't do much talking in the bloody drama either, but it seems like even the hunky actor couldn’t save God Forgives from getting jeered by critics.
Gosling teamed up once again with director Nicolas Winding Refn for the upcoming flick.
Refn originally won Best Director at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for his work on Drive.
Fret not, Gosling, we'll always root for you!
Forgive and forget? Easier said than done. It seemed for a while that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's relationship was back on track after the actress' cheating scandal last summer with her married Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders, but in truth, Pattinson, 27, never really got over the incident. Sources tell Us Weekly the Twilight actor had a difficult time moving on after Stewart's fling -- and he wasn't shy about letting her know.
"He really put her through the ringer," one insider tells Us. "Ultimately, it was like, 'Either we move past this or we don't.' It wasn't good for either of them."
Indeed, as the new issue of Us Weekly reveals, the Cosmopolis star repeatedly used Stewart's tryst against her in arguments between the two, which happened with increasing frequency toward the end of their relationship. "Rob always brings up the cheating scandal to Kristen," a second source tells Us. "He hangs it over her head."
Time will tell whether the couple's recent split is a temporary break or a permanent breakup, but for now, at least, they're living separate lives. "They're both good people," the first source tells Us. "It was just not the right thing for either of them right now."
This looks really cool actually.
And is that Meg Tilly doing the narration in the trailer?
How can you do an Avengers movie with our Spider-Man? That is the question that has been asked over and over again since Marvel announced the blockbuster superhero team up film. It’s no surprise that Sony has and still owned the rights to Spider-Man. A fact that has driven some fanboys/girls crazy.
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It looks like Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will head down the vicious road once again for season four. This time, it looks like Brandi is gunning for Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky! New reports claim that a heated confrontation went down that almost left Kyle quitting the show!
Radar reports (and we can confirm), “During filming for season four of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills last week, Lisa Vanderpump and Brandi Glanville confronted Kyle Richards about allegations that Mauricio Umansky has been cheating on her, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.”
Although rumors have stated that Mauricio cheats on Kyle, he has vehemently denied these. It was not enough for Lisa and Brandi, who called Kyle and Mauricio out on camera and were reportedly relentless in their claims!
The source alleges that, “Brandi maintained she had solid information to prove that Mauricio has been cheating on Kyle. Kyle became extremely upset, and refused to listen to the girls. She felt especially betrayed by Lisa because they had once been so close.”
Kyle became “so upset and disgusted after the confrontation, that she called producers of the show, and told them she wanted out.” After talking it out, Kyle was brought back down, but she is still very unhappy with how season four is shaping up.
and reveals what she thinks about his fiancee, who was with Jason for 8-years. Wendy also discusses the possibility of men being bisexual, which she compares to women being bisexual.
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For me, the Best Supporting Actor category is the most difficult category to predict this far out from the actual nominations. This is not atypical either as this category is annually, almost without fail, the toughest to foresee. The reasons for my particularly foggy clairvoyant skills on this specific matter are two-fold.
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Good read! I definitely could see Fassbender, Renner, or even Franco scoring a nom - but Jonah Hill? Can we stop making him happen, please?
The other day, my BFF John DeVore IMed me to say that he has a new favorite TV show and that show is “Hannibal.” At first I was like, WTF, dude, what about “Game of Thrones”? But then I remembered that JDV brought “GoT” into my life and has generally never steered me wrong pop culture-wise (sitting shotgun when he drives, on the other hand…). So, last week, when I was laid up at home with a case of strep so bad I will probably never stop talking about it, I watched every episode of the first season that’s aired so far and ZOMG you guys, I HAVE A NEW FAVORITE SHOW, IT’S CALLED “HANNIBAL” and here are seven reasons you need to watch it.
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“Hannibal” airs on NBC on Thursdays at 10 p.m.
Catherine Zeta-Jones is out of treatment ... and back in control.
For the first time since leaving a mental health facility where she underwent some healthy "maintenance" for her bipolar disorder, the Oscar winner was spotted out in public and driving in New York on Wednesday.
Just yesterday, Catherine's husband Michael Douglas talked to 'Extra" about her health -- “She’s got herself worked out with her meds and she's raring to go!”
We broke the story, Catherine entered a treatment facility back in April. She had previously sought sought treatment back in 2011.
BBC Three today announces a new series commission for Dominic Mitchell’s drama, In The Flesh, following a successful three-part serial earlier this year.
The drama was first developed by the BBC Drama Production team in Salford and writer Dominic Mitchell was discovered through ‘Northern Voices’, a BBC Writersroom competition.
Series two revisits the cauldron of Roarton where the living and the undead have reached a fragile peace. After the shocking events of series one, Kieren is hoping to get on with his second life but the arrival of new and explosive characters throws those plans into disarray. Battle lines are drawn and all will be judged.
Writer Dominic Mitchell says: “I am absolutely delighted and thrilled to be given this fantastic opportunity to continue exploring the characters and world of In The Flesh.”
Zai Bennett, Controller, BBC Three, says: “In The Flesh was a fantastically original and engaging drama for BBC Three. I'm delighted Dominic and the team will be able to tell more stories from the riveting characters and engaging world they created.”
Kate Harwood, BBC Head Drama, England, adds: “It is testament to the brilliant and talented in-house drama team in Salford that In The Flesh has been commissioned as a series. I am immensely proud of Dominic’s fantastic writing and can’t wait to see how the stories unfold.”
In The Flesh was commissioned by Ben Stephenson, Controller BBC Drama and Zai Bennett, Controller for BBC Three.
It is made by BBC Drama Production North and the executive producers are Hilary Martin and Ann Harrison-Baxter.
In The Flesh will film later this year and transmit in 2014 on BBC Three.
The Human Centipede is back.
After some delays in filming last year, the third installment of the controversial cult horror franchise in which human victims are sewn together is starting up production in Los Angeles.
Six Entertainment Co. is scheduled to shoot a scene for "The Human Centipede III" on Friday in the Monterey Park area, according to a permit filed with FilmL.A. Inc., which handles film permits for the city and the county.
The production of the movie, to be distributed by IFC Films, had been held up last year by a dispute over script issues between Six Entertainment Co. and German actor Dieter Laser, who played the evil Dr. Heiter in the original 2009 film.
The film will further spur local feature film production. Year-to-date, location filming in the Los Angeles area for features is up about 13% compared with the same period a year ago. The increase has been fueled by a crop of lower budget independent movie as well the Seth Rogen comedy "Townies" from Universal Pictures and Marvel Studios' "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", according to data from FilmL.A.
Television also is having a strong year. Production days for TV shows have increased 22 % so far this year compared to 2012, reflecting a strong pilot season and a steady stream of reality TV programs. Commercial activity is running about 5% higher than last year, according to a Los Angeles Times review of permit data.
"It's my least favorite episode ever."
Tell us how you really feel, Kirsten Vangsness! Criminal Minds' season-eight finale airs tonight and let's just say something major goes down. Like, one of our beloved characters dying kind of major. It's a death so upsetting that Vangsness tells us, "I've never hated an episode more than this and I think we should all not watch it and then they'll have to rewrite it and make history different. I hate it that much."
So who's dying? And what was it like working with Star Wars legend Mark Hamill, who guest stars in the finale? We caught up with Vangsness and Shemar Moore to get scoop on the season eight finale, and find out what's in store next season!
"One of us is in jeopardy, but if you do the math and go in the Internet you're going to see who signed deals and who didn't! [Laughs.] So if you signed a deal, it must mean you're alright," Moore teases of two-hour finale. "It's action-packed, it's fun, it moves along and it's intense. Somebody that the fans know fairly well but least expect is up against it."
Silver lining? There's no major cliffhanger to spend the summer fretting over, as Moore reveals, "After all the explosions and stuff, there's a nice calm, a nice calm with the remaining team."
Aside from the death, explosions and calm, fans can expect to see Hamill make a "creepy" turn in the finale, though Moore tells us the actor was "charming" and guest-starred on the show after a nudge from his daughter. "His daughter is a huge fan of the show, so Matthew Gray Gubler and I were arguing over who she liked more! She's like, ‘No, I did it because of Joe [Mantegna]!'"
Criminal Minds' finale airs tonight at 9 p.m. on CBS.
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On May 26, Netflix will do what a subset of loyal TV viewers never thought possible: The online streaming service will revive Arrested Development.
The move to reassemble creator Mitch Hurwitz and the ensemble cast of the cult comedy, which lived for three low-rated, critically-beloved seasons on Fox until 2006, was spearheaded by Netflix chief content officer and self-described super-fan Ted Sarandos. Sarandos cornered executive producer Ron Howard at an NBA All-Star weekend event some two years ago and threw out the possibility of creating new episodes for Netflix.
( Like many people, I kind of this fantasy that Arrested Development should come back in some form.Collapse )
The Hollywood Reporter
Robin Roberts, the host of Good Morning America, who left the show last year to battle a life-threatening illness, is now publishing a memoir, according to a report by Reuters. Roberts was diagnosed with MDS last year, a rare blood and bone disorder, but she has overcome her diagnosis and announced her upcoming return to GMA. The book will recount her journey and the lessons she has learned along the way.
Hachette Book Group, the memoir's publisher, announced the news in a statement on Wednesday. "In her new memoir, Roberts will tell the amazing story of her courageous battle against a life-threatening illness, the life lessons she continues to learn, and her inspiring return to the GMA anchor desk," the publishers said.
In her own statement, Roberts also expressed her thoughts and gratitude: “I am humbled that many have an interest, and draw strength from my on-going journey. I’m grateful for the prayers and well wishes of so many people."
Here's the good news ... Justin Bieber wants to invite you to one of his house parties. The bad news ... if you talk about it, he's gonna sue your ass for $5 million.
TMZ has obtained a copy of a document EVERYONE must sign before entering Casa De Bieb in Calabasas, CA. The doc -- a Liability Waiver and Release -- warns that anyone who blabs about any of the goings on inside the mansion will get nailed, and that includes the "physical health, or the philosophical, spiritual or other views or characteristics" of Bieber or the guests.
The document makes it clear ... anyone who violates the terms of the waiver will automatically be on the hook for $5 million in damages.
But wait ... there's more. If you dare tweet about the party -- $5 mil. If you blog -- $5 mil. If you Instagram -- $5 mil.
And God knows what goes on inside, but the form warns there might be activities which are "potentially hazardous and you should not participate unless you are medically able and properly trained."
And there's more ... The risks include "minor injuries to catastrophic injuries, including death."
Truth be told ... other big celebs also make people sign these waivers, but it's pretty hilarious.