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Selena Gomez has said that she discusses relationship issues with Taylor Swift.
The Disney actress admitted that her friendship with the country singer isn't based on the showbiz world; instead, the pair like to talk about normal things such as love and family.
She told NYLON magazine: "We both experienced the same things at the same time. But we've never once talked about our industry.
"She just became the person I'd go to for an issue with my family or boyfriend. It's so hard to trust girls, so I'm lucky to have her."
Gomez was recently said to have broken up with her boyfriend of two years, Justin Bieber, but in her pre-split interview for the February issue of the publication, she claimed that she was having a good time with the popstar.
The 20-year-old said "I'm having fun. At the end of the day, love is such a normal thing, and everyone deals with it.
"Just because it's a different lifestyle doesn't change the meaning of what I've been raised on, which is fairy tales."
Gomez went on to say that she wasn't used to portraying a less innocent character in the upcoming movie Spring Breakers, also starring Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and James Franco.
She confessed "I had to have someone show me how to hold the cigarette. I definitely felt that with my first stepping-out role, I should choose something that I could understand a little more I was really nervous, but [director] Harmony [Korine] took a chance with me.
"He said, 'You live in this bubble, and I'm going to take you out of it, but you have to trust me'."
The former Wizards of Waverly Place star claimed tha she wants to explore more mature roles, but doesn't want to alienate her existing younger audience
Gomez added: "I've told parents, 'Make sure you don't let your kids see Spring Breakers', because with the title, you could think it would be cute or something.
"I know it isn't for the younger generation I have following me, but I'm also about to be 21. I felt like it was my little side project that I was super excited about, that would be under the radar."
Original Sugababes singer Siobhan Donaghy has tied the knot with her long-term love Chris McCoy.
The redhead pop star, 28, and sailor Chris, wed in a romantic, intimate ceremony on Thursday.
Now part of a new band called MKS with original Sugababes Mutya Buena and Keisha Buchanan, the latter confirmed the wedding had taken place with an online photo.
Keisha, 28, posted an Instagram photo of her and the blushing bride posed up together.
She wrote: 'The most beautiful bride I've ever seen! Siobhan I'm so proud of u, Love u 2 bits! Chris ur amazing! Mr & Mrs McCoy!'
It is believed the wedding may have taken in Bath, as the bride has been tweeting photographs from the spa town over the past few days.
Loved up: Siobhan and her new husband Chris McCoy in a recent photo
When a fan asked if she would be selling photos from her wedding day to a magazine, Siobhan replied: 'It's a very small & private event. But I'm super excited now. I'll share a picture from the day further down the line.'
Siobhan's nuptials follow her hen do on January 5, which she posted some humurous photos of her drinking champagne while wearing hair rollers and Marigolds.
Siobhan's wedding comes two weeks after MKS performed their first gig together for nearly a decade on New Year's Eve.
Having fun: Siobhan on her hen night two weeks ago
Siobhan, Mutya and Keisha have signed a record deal and are looking forward to releasing their new album together later this year.
The trio reunited last year - 11 years after Siobhan quit the group while they were on tour in Japan.
Mutya and Keisha continued as the Sugababes with Siobhan's replacement Heidi Range and scored several No.1 hits.
Mutya went on to quit in December 2005 and was replaced by Amelle Berrebah, before Keisha left the group in September 2009 and was replaced by Jade Ewen.
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GAYDAR (1.14) - JOHN STAMOS ("FULL HOUSE," "GLEE") AND MARK CONSUELOS ("ALL MY CHILDREN," "AMERICAN HORROR STORY") GUEST STAR -- When Shania (Bebe Wood) meets Rocky's (NeNe Leakes) new crush, Chris (Mark Consuelos), she claims that her 'gaydar' is going off and that Chris might be more interested in men. Elsewhere, Jane (Ellen Barkin) is wondering if her fellow realtor, Brice (John Stamos), is just a fashionable guy or if he is into fashionable guys. Bryan (Andrew Rannells) decides to throw a dinner party that doubles as a Gay or Straight fact-finding mission. Meanwhile, David (Justin Barth) is struggling with how the world will treat their future son. Georgia King also stars.
"We'll meet some more parents this season" says Ali Adler (Executive Producer)
Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson will check back into American Horror Story for Season 3.
Peters and Paulson, who both appeared in the original run and the current Asylum incarnation, join returning cast member Jessica Lange, who will also play a new character in the next season.
Executive producer Ryan Murphy announced the news at a press Q&A, adding that some other faces from the first year will return. Additionally, just as Season 2 had Bloody Face, Season 3 will have “a great icon — and it’s a woman,” he teased.
As for the setting of the next installment, Murphy said on Twitter that last night’s penultimate episode contained three clues. (TVLine’s best guess: The show is fixin’ to serve up some Southern-fried chills and thrills.)
Other Season 3 teases from Murphy:
- The storyline will consist of “something funnier” because he missed what Jessica Lange’s Constance brought to season one
- Jessica is returning partly because he promised her “complete hair and makeup and the best designer gowns ever” after she had to be so dressed down this season, he laughed. Her character is described as “a glamour cat leading lady”
- Season three is “more historical in nature” and has a “different tone” than season two. But, says Ryan, “That’s the joy of the show.”
- Season 3 will take place in modern-day, but just like past seasons, we will see different “time periods” and “there [will] also be different cities.” (It will be set in multiple cities.)
- In casting season three, Ryan says, “We want to have some new people come in and some old people come back.” The old people will be faces from season one that weren’t in season two. As for the new people, Jessica Lange pretty much has her pick. Ryan says he is looking to cast “actors Jessica wanted to work with.” She gave him names and he’s working to cast them.
- Evan in season two didn’t want to sob as much as he did in season one, which Ryan made happen. But, he joked, “Next year he’ll probably go back to playing a sobbing psychopath.”
- Of Sarah Paulson returning, Ryan said: “I know who Sarah Paulson’s playing… She does not” — with a laugh, of course.
Asylum ends its run on Jan. 23; the new 13-episode season will begin production this summer and bow in Fall 2013.
Her face is projected on 6 million viewers' HD-TV screens practically every morning.
And Live! with Kelly and Michael host Kelly Ripa has admitted she receives Botox injections every seven months in order to keep her pretty face looking its best.
'It's the Botox. Every seven months or so my eyelid skin rests on my eyelashes,' the 42-year-old star revealed in the February issue of Elle Magazine.
'So I feel like [Botox] makes my makeup artist's life easier, and it makes my eyes look a little more open on TV, which is where I happen to work right now.'
The three-time Emmy winner has even had injections in her armpits to prevent sweating, and she maintains her super-slim frame thanks to frequent SoulCycle spin classes.
Back when she starred on the soap All My Children, Kelly transformed lemons to lemonade whenever she received vicious, fat-shaming hate mail from fans.
The mother-of-three said: 'I feel like as long as you take ownership over your own flaws, it doesn’t hurt if someone else points them out.'
And with age comes more extensive medical examinations as Ripa discovered after has last mammogram for a life-insurance screening.
Kelly joked: 'I will say that it was the longest breast exam I’ve ever had. I was just like, "C'mon. I’m an A cup! This cannot go on this long!"'
And despite the bright designer duds she sports on her morning talk show, Ripa prides herself on her fuss-free style, which helps make her disappear in the Manhattan streets.
'I can walk out to the street and never be noticed. It’s my superpower: I’m invisible. I just look very normal and totally unremarkable,' the soap star said.
'Normally I’m in the same outfit every day, black jeans and a T-shirt—actually, this T-shirt, so I didn’t dress up that much. Sometimes I wear heels, because I happen to love heels, but if it’s freezing cold or boiling hot, it could easily be an Ugg boot or a flip-flop.'
The 64-inch-tall talk show host also opened up about her impressive 16-year marriage with Latin heartthrob Mark Consuelos.
'I actually call [Mark] Desi, because the thing about Desi was that as much attention as Lucy got, Desi was always in charge,' Kelly said referring to her 41-year-old Spanish-born beau.
The loved-up pair will sometimes have a part-time nanny watch their brood as they enjoy double dates with fellow celebrity couple Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld.
Blending in the crowd: The mother-of-three maintains her super-slim frame thanks to frequent SoulCycle spin classes
'I was drawn to Mark because he was positively an alpha male, and I didn’t think I would be drawn to that. But I just worship him. He makes me feel very safe,' said Ripa.
Kelly and Mark reside in New York's Soho neighbourhood with their three children - 15-year-old Michael, 11-year-old Lola, and Joaquin, who turns 10 next month.
Last year, the bubbly blonde was dubbed one of the most powerful people in media by The Hollywood Reporter.
But no matter how many accolades the former high school cheerleader receives, she still feels like a dork.
'I think that’s why people get me,' said the self-deprecating star.
'I would have styled my hair for 17 hours and it would still look very much like a Westminster show-dog. No matter how much I try to cool myself up, it’s never going to happen for me. But, like, am I dying to be cool? Yes, I’m dying to be.'
16 years strong: Kelly and her husband Mark Consuelos reside in New York's Soho neighbourhood with their three children - 15-year-old Michael, 11-year-old Lola, and Joaquin, who turns 10 next month
Elle magazine interview
12. STEPHEN COLBERT OPENS UP ABOUT THE PLANE CRASH THAT KILLED HIS FATHER AND TWO BROTHERS.
Most of the time, we see Stephen Colbert the character. So when Oprah managed to get Stephen Colbert the man to come on her show, that in and of itself was quite the get. What may have surprised people the most, however, was when he opened up about the Eastern Airlines crash in 1974 that killed his father and brothers when he was just 10 years old.
10. TED HAGGARD CONFESSES A LOT OF STUFF.
Ted Haggard was once one of the world’s foremost evangelical leaders and even advised George W. Bush on a weekly basis. So it was quite the shock when he went on Oprah and announced that all of the rumors were true—he had cheated on his wife with a male escort and was also dabbling with drugs.
3. RIHANNA SAYS CHRIS BROWN IS THE LOVE OF HER LIFE.
When photos surfaced of how badly Chris Brown beat Rihanna after a pre-Grammy party in 2009, almost the whole world turned against him. Over time, though, it became clear that Rihanna was still seeing her attacker. In an interview with Oprah last year, she stunned the world (sort of) by saying she was, indeed, still in love with him. Soon afterward, she began posting pictures on Instagram and Twitter of the two of them hanging out in intimate settings.
2. MICHAEL JACKSON REVEALS THAT HE’S SUFFERING FROM VITILIGO.
After years of public speculation that he was bleaching his skin for cosmetic reasons, Michael Jackson finally explained that he was actually suffering from vitiligo, a disease that causes depigmentation of the skin. During the most-watched interview in television history, the King of Pop also confessed that he had, in fact, had plastic surgery—but not as much as everyone assumed.
1. WHITNEY HOUSTON ADMITS THAT SHE DIDN’T THINK CRACK WAS SO WACK.
After denying a drug problem in a 2002 interview with Diane Sawyer—the source of the infamous “crack is wack” declaration—Whitney Houston came clean to Oprah seven years later. She said her drug of choice was marijuana mixed with rock cocaine, a.k.a. crack.
She starts talking about her heavy drug use around the 29-minute mark
The biggest interview eluding Oprah? O.J. Simpson. Word has it that she was pushing O.J. to come on her show to confess to the murder of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman. Thus far, O.J. has refused, believing that Oprah is the reason he’s in jail right now. His promoter says O.J. is upset with Oprah for not allowing anyone who was on his side to come on her show and defend him.
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Interview for Nylon Guys - Jan 2013
‘Is your first question going to be, ‘You’re very tall for a dwarf’?”
Sitting down to lunch at Pastis with Richard Armitage, it’s instantly evident why this query has been dogging the British actor lately. A lanky, handsome guy whose looks recall a wilier, more aerodynamic Hugh Jackman, Armitage is quite the physical opposite of Thorin Oakenshield, the dwarf leader he portrays in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson’s soon-to-be-blockbuster prequel to his Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Between bites of steak tartare washed down with a glass of Coke, Armitage describes how one navigates working on the set of such a highly anticipated production. “When it’s your workplace and you get your own head into the character and you know what it is you need to do on one particular day, you just focus in on the small amount of contribution that you have to give. And Peter [Jackson] is very good at making it feel intimate in the middle of that huge operation.”
Jackson also has added a certain innovative cinematic wrinkle this time around, shooting the film not only in 3-D, but at 48 frames as opposed to the standard 24. “It looks amazing,” Armitage assures. “I can’t even begin to tell you. It’s going to be a leap forward, and I think that when people get used to it they won’t want to watch a film in any other format. It’s so immersive. People think 3-D is a gimmick—things leap out, swords come flying at you—but it’s not like that at all. It’s just this incredible depth.”
As we chat, it becomes clear I am catching someone at a uniquely exhilarating moment in his career, someone who has put in the work and is now seemingly poised for all the trappings that come with starring in a massive franchise film. “If this opportunity had come to me 10 years ago, I would not have survived,” Armitage says. “I wouldn’t have known what to do with it. Now I feel like I’ve got an opinion to bring to it, my own interpretation of the character and the book, but other things as well, attitudes that I think we can make resonate with a contemporary audience: honor, loyalty, nobility, corruption.”
In his hometown of London, Armitage is a familiar face, in large part due to his work on the hit BBC series Spooks. “What’s really weird is when someone comes up and just puts a camera in your face without saying hello,” he says. “But it’s part of the job. You take it, and you laugh about it; you can’t get too upset.” And after watching him order a second glass of Coke, quickly followed by a double espresso, it occurs to me that this is a man who means business. But then again, this is the same guy rumored to have run off and joined the circus as a teenager. “I did join a circus,” Armitage confirms, “but I never ran away. I was 19 and needed an Equity card.”
One would imagine that when making a film like The Hobbit, there would be an overarching awareness of what was to come, in the form of future projects and opportunities, but Armitage says otherwise. "You just don’t think about that. You don’t think about anything other than the day you’re in and maybe the next day, because there’s so much to think about, you can’t have your head anywhere else other than in this exact moment.” An excellent m.o., to be sure, but this turn as a dwarf certainly has the potential to make a colossal impact on Armitage’s career.
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It looks like Derek is being Derek. I'm excited for February 5, so I can see part two of the season premiere!
'Scandal' Case Study: Shonda Rhimes, Tony Goldwyn and Bellamy Young on What Fitz Really Wants
The showrunner, president and first lady on ABC's political thriller discuss Thursday's big reveal and what's ahead.
President Fitzgerald Grant is awake, alert and he wants his life back.
On Thursday's Scandal, Tony Goldwyn's fearless leader rose to the challenge and returned to the White House -- against doctor's orders -- in a bid to save the presidency from vice president Sally Langston, who realized that the first lady forged his signature in a bid to keep him in power.
At the end of a whirlwind day that included going on live TV to prove himself a suitable leader and a steamy smooch with Olivia (Kerry Washington), Mellie (Bellamy Young) asks Fitz what he wants. His response, however, is anything but what she'd expected.
"The episode ends with him saying, 'I want a divorce,' to his wife and that puts him in a hopeful, excited place where he thinks that anything is possible," showrunner Shonda Rhimes told reporters during a recent visit to Scandal's Hollywood set. "Whether or not he continues to believe that anything is possible remains to be seen."
But Fitz is clearly not 100 percent -- making rash decisions as he saves Mellie (and likely Cyrus and Olivia) from treason -- a likely result of his brain injury incurred in the assassination attempt on his life.
"Some people will assume this is part of the accident and some people will think that it is very, very real. I think it's real," Rhimes says. "What the characters think aside, for me I think you go through something like that and you wake up and think, 'I'm done pretending.' And I think he's done pretending. For a very long time, he's been a man who has wanted to be done pretending and hasn't had the opportunity to walk away from this life that he feels caged in to. He's a man who has everything and hates having everything. He tried to do it once last season but now he feels that this is really his chance."
While Rhimes says Fitz will make an effort to see if divorce is possible, Goldwyn says the moment isn't a fleeting one with the president's divorce request likely to make things incredibly difficult for Mellie -- who has her own political agenda.
"Fitz has a clarity having almost lost his life [and sees] this is an opportunity to tell the truth," Goldwyn told reporters. "He's done playing games and lying. That's why when Mellie says, 'What do you want?' he seizes the moment in that and he's going to stick to it and that's going to be real tough for Mellie and create a lot of problems."
In fact, the president will not receive much support from anyone -- including Olivia, when the object of his affection does find out. "She will be very surprised," Goldwyn teases. "It puts a lot of pressure on her."
"It's insane and Fitz acknowledges that it's insane," Goldwyn says Fitz's request. "There's nobody who's saying, 'Yeah!' It's like setting off a bomb in the Oval Office that the president is going to get divorced while in office."
Young, meanwhile, says the ever-savvy Mellie will do anything she needs to do to protect her position as first lady -- including turning to Olivia for help safeguarding Fitz and Mellie's respective positions.
"She has her sights on where she wants to go -- and Fitz wanting a divorce is like a pebble in her road," Young says, telling THR that she "likes the idea" of hiring Olivia Pope & Associates to fix her divorce problem. "She will handle it, it is not an option, it's not going to happen. Mellie will use anything in her disposal to convince of him of this. Mellie won't go down without a fight -- and there's no going down. Mellie will not allow anything else."
Mellie's arsenal also includes the fact that she's among the cabal -- including Olivia, Cyrus, Verna and Hollis -- that rigged the election and put Fitz in office in the first place. But could the first lady use that to her advantage in order to blackmail the president to end his bid for divorce? Young says Mellie may not have to.
"Mellie doesn't have to use that weapon -- she has other weapons that are more readily at hand and efficient," Young teases, noting both Cyrus and Olivia will come to her aid. "The leverage will be the absolute force of the truth of the situation: He's in the White House, he's married to Mellie and she's pregnant. If he wants to walk away from the presidency, he has that option and it's his to take. But if he wants to remain president, it's simply not an option to divorce her. Fight as he might, maybe Fitz and Mellie can negotiate a different sort of settlement at this point -- things that are allowable and things that are not -- but divorce is off the table for Mellie."
Meanwhile, America's baby "coming sooner than you think," Rhimes says, further complicating Fitz's burning desire to be a single man.
"The baby is a big emotional issue so that certainly weighs on Fitz a lot and that will be one of the big issues," Goldwyn says. "I can't say whether it's decisive or not -- but it's a big factor. But Fitz has had a moment of clarity by almost losing his life and he's done fooling around."
Scandal airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. on ABC. Hit the comments with your thoughts on whether you think Fitz can -- and should -- get a divorce while in office. In meantime, check out Goldwyn on this week's Scandal podcast, where he discusses directing episode 13 this season -- which would have marked the show's second-season finale had it not been given the back-nine pickup.
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“Zac was begging the guy to delete the pictures,” an eyewitness tells Page Six exclusively. “He kept telling him that he has so many young fans and he didn’t want them to see it.” The photog refused, so his reps were quick to publicize the news that it was simply a scene for the upcoming romantic comedy.
But this isn’t the first time Efron has been caught in a similar situation: Back in 2008 he and then-girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens were photographed shopping for a blow-up sheep sex doll in Los Angeles.
Following a scandalous exposé of Lohan’s outrageous behavior during the making of Paul Schrader’s fil The Canyons, her costar, porn legend James Deen, tells Marlow Stern what it’s really like working with LiLo—four-way sex scenes and all.
What’s your take on the much-ballyhooed New York Times Magazine profile of the making of The Canyons?
I actually just ran into the writer [Stephen Rodrick], and he fully agreed with my description. I describe it as, “Accurate events reflected in the mirror and then retold for dramatic effect.” There’s a portion in it where he says I’m lonely because I didn’t have any friends visit me on set. But I just feel it’s unprofessional to invite your friends to “the office.” If I’m working at McDonald’s, I don’t invite my friends over to watch me flip burgers. But that’s a good example of the entire article. It’s an accurate depiction of the events that occurred, but told in a way to make the story more compelling.
The crux of the piece was your costar in the film Lindsay Lohan’s outrageous behavior on set. What was it honestly like working with her?
I thought the whole experience was really fantastic. Right now, there’s audio circulating on TMZ of her cursing me out on set. That came out the day after the Times article came out painting her as unprofessional, and I think [the audio] was released by her camp to try and make her look good. Two hours before that, I told her I was doing this film for my own self-gratification—as something exciting and new—and I think she took it the wrong way, as an affront to her profession and as I was just there to hang out. But that whole situation was defused by her taking a time-out and me talking to her and explaining what I meant.
But it seemed, both in the audio clip and in the story, like Lindsay was undermining Schrader by attempting to “direct” various scenes.
She has a unique way of communicating. She’s a child star who’s been living in this fame world being chased by paparazzi. I tried to consider that in every interaction with her, so when she speaks, what could be construed as an insult by some was not necessarily intended to be an insult. It was just her communicating her interpretation of the scene.
The writer describes one incident during filming where you and Paul got so frustrated at Lindsay that you began yelling at each other because you couldn’t yell at her.
That was actually very comedic. We were filming the final scene, and there’s a lot of shit happening. Lindsay was just like, “This is how I’m doing it,” and Paul wasn’t going along and was very frustrated that we were losing light ... And Lindsay was being Lindsay. He knew he couldn’t yell at her, so he just yelled, “JAMES FUCKING DEEN!” And then I yelled back, “PAUL FUCKING SCHRADER! FUCK YOU!” And then we got into it. Then we both went outside and were yelling at each other, but what we were really yelling was, “WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE MOVIE SO FAR?” “I THINK IT’S REALLY GOOD!” “I’M REALLY IMPRESSED WITH YOUR DIRECTING STYLE!” “YOU’RE DOING AN AMAZING JOB AS AN ACTOR!” We were just screaming compliments at each other. And he ended the conversation with, “Here’s your motivation for the scene: after you do this, you’ll never have to work with her again.” Lindsay has a rare communication style, and not everyone gets it.
How would you describe this “rare communication style” to the uninitiated?
People treat actors like these fragile, delicate creatures, and you’ve got to remember that for the past 10 years, Lindsay could not go to Starbucks. She was raised in the Hollywood system, so she’s used to a certain level of treatment. Instead of saying, “Excuse me, could you please pass me the water?” She’s used to saying, “I need water,” and then someone just giving her water. She’s been conditioned to say what she needs and then someone will bring it to her, so I can see why people would consider her to be a train wreck or a bitch or whatever, but her intentions are fine.
There seemed to be quite a bit of friction between Schrader and Lindsay on set. The writer describes one incident where Schrader, while acting out a scene, “body-slammed” Lindsay to the ground.
The scene was a fight scene between me and Lindsay, and the crew wanted it to be faked for insurance purposes, but Lindsay wanted it to be real and to feel the pain. She said, “No, it’s fine! I get bruised and hit all the time!” So I was going half-speed during rehearsals, but Lindsay likes to go all-out, so Paul was just acting it out, and she was like, “Cool! Now I can feel it and act it out.”
One of the big incidents in the story was when Lindsay locked herself in a closet and refused to disrobe prior to shooting the four-way sex scene.
Lindsay needs to be the star. So the female was in the adult-film world, and the other male was just some model guy. I’m very comfortable naked, the other girl was very comfortable naked, and I wanted everyone to be as comfortable as possible to get the scene done correctly. The crew got comfortable, the girl did, and then the other male did, and it wasn’t a big deal. This I believe made Lindsay less comfortable, because she’s never done a sex scene, so to her, this was a big deal that she was showing her boobs and simulating sex, and seeing everyone so relaxed, she felt like she needed to throw some drama in there and bring attention back to her.
In the story, the writer says you made her uncomfortable—or rather, the prospect of shooting this sex scene with you.
I can’t speak for her, but we were all hanging out, joking around, and it was the three of us naked in bed—and Lindsay was half naked—and then she all of a sudden was like, “Could you guys put your clothes back on? I’m feeling really uncomfortable.” And then we were like, “Ugh, OK.” So we put our robes back on, but she was still lying on the bed topless, and we were like, “Well, what about you?” And she was like, “No! I can be naked, but you can’t be!” We were like, “All right ... Whatever you need.” She needed people to home in on the fact that this is a big deal to her—showing her boobs and doing a sex scene—and people should respect that fact. But, it was in her mind because everyone else on set was like, “We’ve seen you in Playboy, we’ve seen crotch shots all over the Internet, so this is nothing new,” but to her, it was something different. It was an escalating event where she tried to make it a big deal—no one cared—she tried to make it a bigger deal—no one cared—so then she just went around the corner of the room. She said, “When Julia Roberts does topless scenes, she makes the whole crew shoot in their boxers! I want that!” And the whole crew just rolled their eyes and was like, “We’re not doing that. We’ll do that for fuckin’ Julia Roberts, but not you. Go find another crew; we’ll just leave.”
And then Schrader got naked?
Schrader looked her dead in the eyes and said, “I’m not making my fucking crew do that, but you know what?” And then he stripped off all his clothes except for his socks, strutted across the room to the monitor, stood there, and just said, “ACTION!” And the cameras immediately started rolling, Lindsay jumped in the bed, and we nailed it in one 15-minute take.
What goes down in this four-way sex scene?
The whole dynamic between my character and Lindsay’s character, Christian and Tara, is that I’m this trust-fund kid who’s obsessed with power and control, and I manipulate everyone around me via money, sex, etc., so she’s always subservient to me, but this is the moment in the movie where you learn that she’s not just a prize to me and I do care about her and where she essentially wrestles some of the power back.
Have you seen the film yet?
I have not, ‘cause I don’t want to see it until the final cut is ready.
One of the things in the story that puzzled me the most is Schrader not taking Steven Soderbergh up on his offer to edit the film.
Yeah, I don’t get that at all. From hearing the story firsthand, Soderbergh said he was really interested in the project and wanted to be involved and said, “Let me edit some footage, and if you don’t like it, you can just throw it away.” So I think that was just Schrader and his ego or something. I don’t know.
Any other nonporn film projects in the pipeline?
I’m producing a movie called Cowboys & Engines, which is a sci-fi Western with a steam-punk twist. Very cool visual imagery and really exciting. It’s a short, so it has nothing but the good stuff. And the Kickstarter is live now.
Lastly, we’re in the midst of film awards season. What Oscar-bait movie do you think would make the best porn parody?
Well, the patriot in me says take the Bin Laden film [Zero Dark Thirty] and turn it into a gay porn in protest of 9/11. “You terrorize and kill thousands of innocent Americans? Well, we’ll do the most offensive thing possible to you. Take that! And ... there’s bacon in it!”
The New England Metal & Hardcore Festival celebrates its 15 year of anniversary with a massive lineup for the 2013 installment, including headliners Anthrax, Opeth and Hatebreed.
The three-day festival will be held once again at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass., on April 19, 20 and 21, not to mention a pre-party on April 18.
The festival’s founder, Scott Lee, of MassConcerts, states, “I am excited with how far we have come and am ecstatic for this to be on our 15th year! It has been a long, interesting journey. We always try to make it a memorable event and we really hope you all enjoy the festival this year.”
Other bands confirmed for this year’s festival include Suicidal Tendencies, Shadows Fall, Municipal Waste, Katatonia, the Contortionist and much more. See the current lineup below.
Stay tuned for many more acts to be announced in the coming weeks!
New England Metal & Hardcore Festival XV Lineup:
After The Burial
Alpha & Omega
Ark of the Covenant
Born of Osiris
Dead by Wednesday
Death Before Dishonor
Fit for an Autopsy
I Declare War
Mother of Mercy
Those Who Fear
Within the Ruins
Damn, I have missed this show. That was a great episode!
Criminal Minds | This is what my emailbox looked like this morning: A huge stack of “Is Reid’s girlfriend really dead?!” I for one didn’t think that was in doubt, and it isn’t — and here’s the tale behind the tragic twist. “We pitched a story where we’d introduce a unique love interest for Dr. Reid and it would end in tragedy,” showrunner Erica Messer explains. And make no mistake, the dark wrinkle had Matthew Gray Gubler’s blessing. “Matthew agreed the only way to tell this story was if she died in the saddest way possible,” Messer says. And while Maeve’s murder — in front of the beau she’d only just set eyes on — abruptly ended this week’s hour, Reid’s reaction/mourning “will be the emotional anchor of episode 813 and it’s the arc for Reid’s character for the rest of the season.”
cutenessandgoodvocals asked: I know people are probably asking this a lot already, but why did you kill Maeve and do you like to watch us suffer?
Breen Frazier: I think this show is known for some of the most painful losses on a procedural drama. Those losses define our team as much as (if not more than) the wins.
Telling a story in which we see a different, more emotionally vulnerable side of Reid through these phone calls got us excited.
Then, seeing that vulnerable side of him get crushed in the form of Maeve’s death is a compelling story.
As a writer I wanted to tell that story. I know what Reid’s life is like when he wins. I wrote a version of that in “Uncanny Valley.” I’m proud of that episode. There will be more episodes where he, or Hotch, or Morgan or Rossi will save the day at the last minute.
But what happens if he loses? I don’t know. I never explored that. Other writers have, but I haven’t.
What happens in the moment? What is the look on his face? How does he grieve in the moment?
What happens in the next episode? What happens for the rest of the season?
That’s why we felt it was the right move to kill her. You may not agree. I understand. I respect your anger, your grief. I hope you’re not offended when I say that those emotions tell me that I think I did a good job. Put a different way, if we killed her and you shrugged, then I failed.
But I will say this, I think right now there’s a negative reaction for two inter-connected reasons:
ONE. I took the structure of the show and I turned it 180 degrees in the wrong direction. This was by design.
I wanted to take the traditional climatic moment (the “talkdown”) and turn it on its head.
What happens when the “It’s not your fault… We can make a deal… Put the knife/gun/battle-axe down” fails?
What happens when that’s not enough to stop a mentally ill person from doing the wrong thing?
If Maeve was going to die, it had to be in a way where you felt, “Oh, this is the moment when the heroes save the day.” And then they don’t.
TWO. Because of that, Maeve’s death became SUCH a complete loss that it felt like a sucker punch. It felt like an ending that was almost nihilistic or sadistic in what we asked you to go through.
There’s no silver lining like there was in “100.” Haley’s death was such a powerful moment, it made the Emmy clip package that year. I’m not sure we’ll ever top that in terms of sheer emotional onslaught. But Hotch still killed the Reaper and saved his son.
There’s no win here. And that’s tough. Because a lot of us tune in to see this team win.
But our losses, our defeats define us. This loss will define Reid. We have a plan to deal with this story in future episodes.
It is NOT a nihilistic ending. It is a nihilistic point in a bigger story.
How does Reid cope from this point on? That’s why we told this story.
Green Day's making of ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tre! documentary, ¡Quatro!, will premiere at X Games Aspen on Saturday, January 26th. This will be the first time that the full length documentary will be shown to the public (it was previously shown on VH1 but only partially).
Green Day themselves will also be in attendance where they will be taking fan questions after the screening. If you are unable to make it to the premiere yourself you can still submit a question for Green Day to answer on the X Games Facebook page.
You can watch the official trailer for ¡Quatro! below: (Video won't imbed. Go to source or click the image below.)
This event will also mark the first time Green Day will appear in public after Billie Joe's time in rehab last year.
Billie fixed his broken guitar from the iHeartRadio incident...
Can't wait. I've missed these guys so much!!!♥
Kris Kross reuniting: Break out the backwards pants
Two albums followed "Totally Krossed Out," but failed to come close. Now, according to TMZ, Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith and Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly will reunite to celebrate the 20th anniversary of So So Def Recordings next month.
Kris Kross will join other 90s acts like Bow Wow, Da Brat, and Xscape for an all-star concert, in Atlanta, to celebrate Jermaine Dupri's record label. Dupri produced all three Kris Kross albums. So far no announcement has been made on any further concerts or whether or not they'll be wearing their clothes backwards. Though, if they don't, what's the point?
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EW was lucky enough to have screened next week’s season finale of American Horror Story: Asylum and can reveal that it will go down as one of the best episodes of the mini-series’ second run, if not THE BEST. An epic, cinematic climax that packs a real emotional wallop, “Madness Ends” gives viewers a glimpse at the fates of AHS: Asylum‘s three leads: Lana (Sarah Paulson), Kit (Evan Peters), and Jude (Jessica Lange). All three actors are phenomenal, with Paulson in particular delivering a stellar performance that spans nearly 40 years and truly establishes Lana Winters as the heart of AHS: Asylum.
Here are six teases from the must-watch hour, airing next Wednesday at 10pm on FX.
-Four major characters die in the season finale but the Angel of Death (Frances Conroy) only appears to one of them.
-Adam Levine’s Leo and Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s Teresa return and we learn how Leo lost his arm in the first episode.
-The whereabouts of the taped confession by Thredson (Zachary Quinto) to Lana will be revealed.
-New love interests are introduced for two of the characters and one couple even has a wedding.
-Look for one final alien abduction.
-U2 lead singer Bono is cleverly involved in the final hour (lol wut) and Jude’s favorite tune “Dominique” is played for the last time.
Four major characters die? Only five are left - Jude, Lana, Kit, Monsignor, and Bloody Face, Jr. Guessing that Kit makes it, or if he's abducted for good, in some "shocking" twist, Mr. Mommy Issues is the one who survives. Kit will also probably be the one to get married. Again.
Nhf more of Adam Levine or the Westboro Baptist Church: Alien Branch.
At this point, all I can hope for is Jude to have a beautiful final scene with the Angel of Death, a humiliating death for the Monsignor, and for them to not try vilifying Lana anymore than they attempted this week.
(...p.s. is it me or are lana and kit giving off some luke and leia vibes in that above pic)