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Keira Knightley "My body was breaking me"
Keira Knightley is skipping awards season this year, and not just because she doesn’t have any nominations. The actress has revealed that she is on the mend after a life-threatening bout with stress and pleurisy left her struggling to breathe.
“I was rehearsing for this play and then I found in rehearsals it got so bad that I couldn’t stand up any more,” she told Harper’s Bazaar Australia in their latest issue.
“My body at the end of last year was breaking and I thought, ‘I’ve really got to try and do something,’” she explained. “I’ve been trying to get myself into gear.”
Knightley, 27, turned to yoga as a holistic means of healing her issue, but it only made things worse. “I’ve been doing yoga but I’ve already got injuries,” she revealed. “From f*****g yoga.”
Instead she’s been spending quality time at home in London with her boyfriend, James Righton of The Klaxons.
Grasshopper Manufacture's Killer is Dead stars – you guessed it – an assassin in an imperfect future, a spread in Famitsu reveals, as translated by Gematsu. The protagonist, Mondo Zappa, is hired by the Execution Office, led by Chief Brian Roses, to kill murderers around the world, some of which are trying to regain their talents and others that wish for death. And, somehow, the moon is involved.
The combat is close-range, mainly using swords, though Zappa is a bit of a transhumanist and his left arm can transform into a drill, gun and other items. Previous teasers compare the swordplay to No More Heroes, another game from director Goichi Suda. Zappa absorbs enemy blood to use the Adrenaline Burst attack, a powerful move that causes large amounts of blood to gush when foes are decapitated.
Zappa's favorite food is a half-boiled egg, he's 35 years old and he is quite a lady-killer (possibly literally). He's joined by co-workers Vivian Squall and Mika Takekawa, and an enemy by the name of Victor. Killer is Dead is scheduled to launch on Xbox 360 and PS3 this summer.
LAAAWWDD this sounds fun already. Shadows of the Damned and Lollipop Chainsaw are my shit!! Hoping he gets voice work on par with Michael Rosenbaum's in Lollipop Chainsaw.
Elizabeth Banks, the fresh-faced comedy weirdo whom we all adore, sat down for an interview with People, in which she talked much about her life as a mom. Sounds pretty benign.
Nope! What seemed like it should be an innocent PR puff piece stirred up some controversy in the cut-throat world of mommy blogging, where The Stir said Banks was "pretty out of touch with what REAL moms do."
You've been diapered, Banks! (That's the mom blog version of "you've been served") (???) (sorry)
The offense in question boils down to two statements from Banks. The first being:
Two is very different from one. When you have one kid, you feel like you can jet set around and you can throw him on the hip and you get your life done," Banks told People at the launch of BabyGap's Peter Rabbit collection at the Grove in L.A. Saturday. "You don't realize how easy one is until you have two. Now I'm really a mom. Oh, I am a mom now! This is for serious - I am responsible for two people now.
I can see how that could annoy single baby moms, because that hauling a baby's ass around town is not "grab and go". You need a million things when you travel around with your infant — from diaper bags to fresh bottles to strollers to, ugh, just thinking about it is enough to make me run out and get my tubes tied and then burned.
Let's be real, Banks probably has tons of help and so, yeah, it is an easier thing for her to strap on a baby and hit the road. Maybe? At least that's what I'm thinking explains her comment. I also think Banks was just talking about her individual experience, not the experience of all moms everywhere in time and space. I don't think she was casting aspersions on the second-class mothers of blighted single babies, I think she was just being funny when talking about the difficulties of two kids.
When she went on vacation for ten days, Banks shared how difficult it was to take care of her two kids with just her husband for help.
[We] had no help, no nannies, no babysitters. It was crazy. You forget how difficult it is to wake up in the middle of the night, how exhausting it is," she admits."I lost all my nails. I did dishes and cleaned bottles for 10 days so I lost all those nails!
OK, Elizabeth, girl, I feel you. Taking care of babies is no joke. I watch my niece occasionally and after two hours, we're both staring dead-eyed at Yo Gabba Gabba while she drinks bourbon out of the bottle I wasn't supposed to give her. Seriously, that gig is rough. But you can't go complaining, even joke complaining, about how hard it is to take care of your own kids without nannies and babysitters in a magazine read by fellow humans. Save that shit for your Rich Moms Club* meetings — while nannies raise your children, you can all complain about hard it is to vacation in St. Barts and find good help.
*Doesn't exist, in this exact name or form, to the best of my knowledge. If someone reading this knows that it does, please email me, as I would like to attend a meeting and get gel pedicures and hot stone massages as we complain about how our nannies are stealing from us.
If you didn’t watch Sunday evening’s Golden Globes telecast with Twitter open for a simultaneous comments feed, then you really only enjoyed half of the show.
Those ignoring Twitter also missed reactions by people who almost actually won something at the Globes - and by that, I mean Brenda Chapman. Animation enthusiasts might know that Chapman was the original director of Disney/Pixar’s Brave, which took home the Golden Globe for Best Animated Film on Sunday. Mark Andrews, who was brought in to replace Chapman, accepted the award and thanked Chapman from the stage. Chapman, who was at home watching the show on her couch, took comments from followers and revealed – a little cynically – that she wasn’t even invited to attend the ceremony. “I would have loved to have been allowed to attend,” Chapman Tweeted, in various formats, to fans who asked why she wasn’t at the show. “But the Golden Globe win was lovely in spite of that.”
It brings up an interesting point about how much of Brave is Chapman’s, how much is Pixar’s, and how much do organizations like the Hollywood Foreign Press Association owe it to the talent to make sure they are in the room to possibly accept a prize? This is a miserable situation – a changing of the guard in mid-stream on a movie that opened months ago. And it could foreshadow another problem, as Brave has been nominated or an Oscar, and Chapman isn’t hiding the fact that she’d like to attend the Academy Awards. We’ll see if she’s in the audience on Oscar night.
I tweeted in rage last Sunday night after she was not there to pick up the award Brave won and she was lovely and replied with thanks to everyone who @ her but I am nhft. I think it's even worse that she was invited but not to accept it if she won I mean wtfffff!
That being said, she was nominated on the Academy Awards list, so idt they would deny her but maybe I'm just wishful thinking
If you don't know what happened with Brenda Chapman and Brave: http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/71163753.html
You can see them discussing his Golden Globes look/mustache here...
Jeremy Renner on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon airs tonight at 12:35am EST. He will also be on David Letterman on Thursday, January 17th and Live with Kelly & Michael on Tuesday, January 22nd.
An anonymous Notre Dame teammate of Te’o spoke to Jackie Peppers of Pepperonsports.com who has formerly worked for ESPN, Fox Sports, The NFL Network is currently freelancing for Yahoo Sports.
The teammate shed some light on what was really going on between Te’o and his Fake Dead Cancer Girlfriend.
Here is what he had to say:
The Notre Dame football player, who asked for anonymity, told Pepper On Sports,“No we all knew he had only seen her once. But when the media was saying how he went through both deaths we knew,” said the source, referring to the back-to-back deaths of Te’o’s grandmother and girlfriend Lennay Kekua, who allegedly died of Leukemia.
In defense of the Heisman Trophy candidate, the source said he believes the lie may have indeed started with somebody duping Te’o using a phony twitter account, and eventually, faking their own death.
IMO, i think he was in on it and the only people who got catfished was the national media not te'o
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' actor Richard Amitage relished being able to take control of 13 fellow dwarves during a boot camp in preparation for the film.
Richard Armitage enjoying bossing his fellow dwarves around while filming 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'.
The 41-year-old actor - who plays powerful dwarf warrior Thorin Oakenshiel - enjoyed taking on the role of leader and taking control of the unruly gang of 13 dwarves during a physically demanding boot camp.
He explained: ''There was one improvisation that we did during our dwarf boot camp where we were taken outside and it was the first time that I actually found the confidence to command a crack unit of troops. We were crouching in trees and building campfires...
''It was brilliant to feel the aura amongst the dwarves. I think the training process we went through, the physical, really bonded us together and I think when we came to work on set it was pretty moving.''
Richard's revenge-consumed character Thorin is on a mission to reclaim his father's lost kingdom of Erabor from Smaug the dragon, but the actor admits he is actually extremely laid back as person so it was a challenge to embody his alter ego.
Speaking at the press conference for 'The Hobbit' at London's Claridge's Hotel, he told BANG Showbiz: ''He's got quite a lot to be angry about I think! For Thorin it's very much a now or never moment.
''One of the Nordic translations for Thorin comes from Thor and I feel he carries that thunder very much in his heart. As a person I'm quite calm and placid so it's nice to give vent to a little anger!''
2YOON, consisting of Hyuna's backup vocalists Gayoon and Jiyoon from 4minute released their first single "24/7." It's a big deal because it's country inspired and that hasn't been done in Korea before or something. Also Gayoon is wearing a pug shirt.
No Quickfire Challenge this week.
Winner of Restaurant Wars
Who Packed Their Knives and Went Home
source - me and my television
U.S. rights sold for the film -- based on a group of thieves who raided homes in the Hollywood Hills -- that stars Emma Watson, Leslie Mann and real-life victim Paris Hilton.
New production-distribution company A24 has acquired U.S. rights to Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, based on the true story of a group of affluent Los Angeles teens that robbed celebrity homes.
Emma Watson stars in the feature along with Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Claire Julien, Taissa Farmiga, Leslie Mann, Gavin Rossdale and real-life Bling Ring victim Paris Hilton. It is based on the Vanity Fair article "The Suspects Wore Louboutins" by Nancy Jo Sales.
The film was produced by Coppola, her brother Roman Coppola and Youree Henley. It was executive produced by Emilio Diez Barroso and Darlene Caamano Loquet of NALA Films, which provided the financing; Michael Zakin and Francis Ford Coppola for American Zoetrope; and regular Coppola collaborators Fred Roos and Paul Rassam.
The so-called Bling Ring operated from October 2008 through August 2009 and stole more than $3 million in goods from its victims. Coppola filmed the project in some of the real homes of the celebrity victims.
“Sofia Coppola is an iconic American filmmaker, and she has focused her distinctive style and uncanny ability to capture the zeitgeist in The Bling Ring," an A24 spokesperson said in a release. "We are thrilled to be working with her and look forward to bringing her undeniably fun and incredibly stylistic film to audiences nationwide.”
The deal was negotiated with A24 by Bart Walker of ICM Partners and Barry Hirsch of Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman on behalf of the filmmakers. Coppola is repped by ICM and Hirsch, and Sales is repped by APA.
A24 also is releasing Roman Coppola’s upcoming A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III and Sally Potter’s Ginger & Rosa.
Mexican producer Pedro Torres (creator of RBD) has partnered with Warner Channel to
ruin bring you a new take on The CW's series Gossip Girl.
These are the people that are going to pretend that Dan is not Gossip Girl for one entire season before it gets canceled:
Serena Van Der Woodsen (Just as basic Blake)
The panto veteran (40) has been contacted by the chart-topper’s songwriting team, who, after hearing one of his songs, are said to be impressed with his writing abilities.
The Queen of the Universe and Life, The One and Only Britney Spears
And Karl, husband of TV3 presenter Alan Hughes, may yet get to play a part in it.
He sent the acoustic ballad to a top music insider named William ‘Junebug’ Lee – and says he was thrilled to get a positive email back.
“I hadn’t checked my emails this week and I was going through them and I had one from William saying that he liked it.
“I had been successful in my submission, meaning he was going to send it through to Britney and her team to let them listen to it.”
I have no idea who this is. Anyway, Balladney, ftw. What is your favourite Britney ballad? Mine is Someday (I Will Understand) :3
Manti TE'o: Fake GF Called Me AFTER Supposed Death
Manti Te'o told Notre Dame officials he NEVER met his supposed girlfriend in person ... and only realized her death was a hoax last month ... after receiving a phone call from "Lennay's" cell phone.
Jack Swarbrick -- Director of Athletics at Notre Dame -- called an emergency media conference Wednesday night in the wake of the not-really-dead girlfriend scandal. Here are the highlights:
-- Manti is expected to address the media sometime tomorrow (Thursday).
-- Manti called Notre Dame officials on Dec. 26 ... and alerted them to the hoax.
-- According to Swarbrick, Manti realized Lennay Kekua wasn't dead when he got a phone call from her cell phone at an ESPN award show in December ... months after her supposed death.
-- Manti claims the woman who called from "Lennay's" phone was the same person who he had spoken with during his relationship with Lennay.
-- Manti says the woman informed him that Lennay was not dead ... because she was not real.
--Swarbrick says Manti met with a media team, who had planned to release the story to the media next week ... but they were scooped by Deadspin.
-- Manti told ND officials he had gone to Hawaii to meet Lennay in person on several occasions, but she never showed up.
-- ND believes that Manti was targeted because he's too nice of a guy ... and the perps took pleasure in humiliating him.
Swarbrick also said, "This was a very elaborate, very sophisticated hoax perpetrated for reasons we can't fully understand but had a certain cruelty at its core."
Swarbrick says investigators believe there are numerous people involved in the hoax.
Start that backtracking train
Lady Gaga ants to restore Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch to its former glory, according to reports
Jackson, who died in 2009, bought the 3,000 acre ranch in 1988, kitting it out with a rail track, petting zoo and fairground. As he later came into financial difficulties, it fell into disrepair. Although the ranch was sold to investment group Sycamore Valley Ranch Company, Jackson's three children and mother Katherine all still hold a share of it.
"Lady Gaga is obsessed with Michael. She's become good friends with his sister La Toya and would love more than anything else to restore Neverland to its original state," an unnamed source tol The Sun. "His kids are all desperate to hold on to their childhood home so they can decide what they want to do with it properly when they've grown up."
They added: "Gaga would love to help with the financial costs by buying a share."
In December last year (2012), Ga bought as many as 55 items at a sale of Michael Jackson memorabilia. "The 55 pieces I collected today will be archived and expertly cared for in the spirit and love of Michael Jackson, his bravery, and fans worldwide," she tweeted at the tim
Meanwhile. Sharon Osborne has hit out at Gaga for wearing a bra with fake guns on at a gig in Vancouver on Friday (January 11) and on the front cover of this month's Rolling Stone magazine. Osborne told CBS the controversial stage costume was "violent" and "hideously damaging" (v LA Times
"Why haven't you, as a responsible young woman, said, 'No violence on my website, no violence, no threats, no violence'?" Osborne said. "However, everything is guns, guns, guns ... Cut to her first performance on this new tour. She's wearing two guns coming out of her breasts."
...the kids own the majority of the Ranch anyway. So why would that be necessary?
In other news. Paris Jackson got her hair cut to look like Nikki Six
I just...I can't.
It’s not often that we receive an e-mail like the one we got from Sebastien Elkouby today. His words were not of an up-and-coming rapper, buzzing indie band, or anything like that. The longtime hip-hop publicist—that’s him with Afrika Bambaataa above—sent out a blast to everyone he could to share his newly penned letter describing why it’s time for him to give up on his profession.
Elkouby admits that it’ll be difficult to find a new career path at the age of 40, but for him, enough is enough. You can find out why he considers himself a “failed hip-hop publicist” and much more by click below. Props to Jacob at Pigeons & Planes for bringing this to my attention.
It’s time I throw in the towel. As a freelance publicist who specializes in promoting up and coming rappers, it looks like 2013 will be the end of the road for me. As a 40-year-old Hip Hop head who grew up on Afrika Bambaataa, Melle Mel, Run DMC, Public Enemy and Rakim, my mission in life has always been to promote this culture I love. But the game has changed and so have I.
Throughout the ’80s, ’90s and 2000s, I wore many hats as a talent scout, freelance journalist, publisher, promoter and publicist trying to use my influence to promote rap music with substance. I was so committed to using Hip Hop as a form of empowerment that I even created one of the nation’s first full time educational Hip Hop program for middle and high school students. Everyday for five years, I taught six periods of Hip Hop culture education to hundreds of students who never imagined that Hip Hop could be offered as a regular class. It was magic! Lives were changed, students were motivated to better themselves and I became an award winning teacher in the process. California’s economic crisis put an end to the magic in 2011 when my program lost its funding.
I returned to the entertainment industry as a freelance publicist with the goal of promoting quality Hip Hop. How foolish I was! Between 2011 and 2012, I found myself turning down more potential clients then I was bringing in. The idea of working with aspiring artists who sounded just like Big Sean, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj or 2 Chainz disgusted me. And those few artists who did have something of substance to offer had little to no money or lacked the drive to take their music to the next level. Everyday my inbox would fill up with rappers requesting my services to help promote their songs about ass, weed, guns, cars, strippers, sex and money. As a freelancer striving to establish myself, I should have been thankful for generating so much business and could have watched my bank account grow, regardless of the musical quality. But as a husband, father and all around socially conscious person, I couldn’t. As a man, I couldn’t.
Behind every mainstream rapper glorifying money, sex and violence, there is a cast of managers, publicists, lawyers, program directors, DJ’s, bloggers, journalists, producers and other industry executives working hard to make that artist a household name. Behind every Chief Keef, Tyga and Trinidad James, there are college educated men and women whose job it is to promote music that contributes to the dumbing down of our youth. Behind every music video full of half naked girls, there are casting agents and directors who would never allow their own daughters to portray themselves in such light. Behind every rapper who claims to be a thug, there are countless professionals who send their kids to private schools while promoting music which sends our kids to prison. Behind every mainstream rapper on BET, MTV, Hot 97, Power 106 and any other popular station in your city, there’s a Clear Channel, Viacom, Emmis Communications and Radio One made up of powerful decision makers who would never in a million years listen to the kind of music they get rich promoting. And behind every rapper with a criminal record, there’s a publicist spinning a story to make crime more marketable.
Enough is enough…at least for me. For years I’ve heard the lame argument that this is simply the nature of business. I’m sick and tired of it. Businesses don’t run themselves, people do. Sure, these companies may only provide what the public is demanding but at what human cost? Aren’t corporations supposed to have some form of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) which ensures that companies operate in an ethical manner? Pardon my naiveté but is expecting people to place morals over profit completely unrealistic nowadays? Truth is, at one point, I was hoping to establish a successful music business model which would have been both profitable and “humane”. I guess I wasn’t that smart.
It’s obvious now that I’m not built for this. I’m cut from a different cloth than my music industry peers. So I’m out. No one will miss me. And while it might be hard to find another career path at 40, the idea of resurrecting my educational Hip Hop program sounds exciting because I’ll be working hard to make a real difference in the lives of young people. Searching for funding won’t be easy in this economy but it’s worth pursuing much more than any corny illusion and destructive images the entertainment industry tries to sell. Don’t get me wrong, I still love Hip Hop. I’ll still support new and creative artists as I always have. I’ll still make beats because I love music. I’ll still be as vocal and opinionated as ever. I’m not giving up at all. I’m just finally free from trying to convince myself that this sick and twisted industry can really be changed. I have real work to do now and this is just the beginning. Peace.
Lance Armstrong's long-awaited interview with Oprah Winfrey will be broadcast in two parts because of its length.
The chat show host told CBS' This Morning programme that she was "satisfied" by the answers he had given her.
She revealed that he had confessed, but did "not come clean in the manner I had expected."
Whatever form the confession takes, it will be a landmark moment in the world of sport, because as this compilation shows, throughout his career, Lance Armstrong repeatedly – and strenuously – denied ever having taken drugs.
The interview will air Thursday and Friday nights at 9 p.m. EST/PST on OWN.
Live Stream Link @ OWN
Entertainment Weekly caught up with James Franco to ask him some questions about his and co-creator Travis Mathews’ new Sundance entry, Interior, Leather Bar.
The controversial film is a re-imagining of what was filmed during a 40-minute sequence allegedly cut from William Friedkin’s Cruising. When it was released in 1980, Cruising raised the ire of the LGBT community, which objected to be depicted as sex-crazed perverts.
What else prompted you to jump into doing a movie about this community, the gay S&M scene? Travis Mathews’ own movies focus on gay men.
I felt it was really hard to find people engaging with this material in an exciting way. There was a lot there that was still kind of censored. Not [just] censored by a ratings board, and it has been, but also by economics, that no one is going to make these movies and distribute them in certain places. I wanted to engage in that without holding back, and find a way in. It was a gradual process to find what the way in would be. Along the way I was introduced to Travis and Travis’ work, and very quickly realized that the project would be served by having an equal collaborator, someone who had more experience than me in this sort of material. In some ways, he was my guide.
In the Interior. Leather Bar. clip we’re premiering on EW.com, you flinch at the beginning, watching a heavy-duty S&M scenario. Had you seen any porn being filmed, in person, before Interior. Leather Bar. and kink?
I actually had seen some before. Before I did Interior. Leather Bar., I had seen some porn being shot at the kink.com facility in San Francisco. And when preparing for a role I did a long time ago called Sonny [in 2002], in which I played a male prostitute, I observed a guy prostitute on a date and he took me along and let me watch. I was probably 22. If I was flinching, it probably had something to do with the BDSM. There’s a guy named Master Avery, and he was spanking some other guys with a paddle. He was doing it a lot, so one of the guy’s asses got really bruised. So I was probably reacting to that. (I don't believe you lol)
You play a hybrid role in Interior. Leather Bar. as actor, observer and director, but you’re always observing the sex, never participating in it yourself. Which would definitely grab people’s attention if you did!
I play a dual role in this project. I co-directed and designed it with Travis, but I’m also in front of the camera, and my presence in front of the camera is an important component of the movie. Maybe the sequel, I engage in the sex. It wasn’t my job to do that in this piece. In some ways, that would put too much focus on myself, I think, the focus I was actually having sex in front of a camera. That would take all the attention. It’s about me and it’s not about me. It’s about me lending my history and my place in movies to a project that may otherwise not get the same amount of attention. It’s enough for me to be the observer in this. real sex. (Translation: Attn Whore)
Yes. Because what we need to introduce to the world is a project by a straight white man.