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Days of our Lives' ratings are moving on up. The show has delivered a 21-week high in the key daytime demographic of women 18-49.
The soap matched its highest rating in that measure in nearly 14 months, according to "live plus same day" ratings results for the week of January 14-18 from Nielsen Media Research.
In total, Days reached an average of 2.8 million viewers, last week; its biggest week long overall audience in nearly two years.
For the week of January 14-18, Days (1.0 rating, 6 share among women 18-49, 0.6 rating among women 18-34) tied for #3 among network daytime series in both the women 18-49 and women 18-34 demographics.
Days delivered its highest women 18-49 rating since the week of August 20-24, 2012 (1.0) and equaled its highest women 18-49 result since the week of November 21-25, 2011 (1.1). Among women 18-34, Days delivered its highest rating in seven weeks (since the week of November 26-30, 2012, 0.6) and matched its highest women 18-34 rating in nearly 14 months (since November 21-25, 2011, 0.8).
In total viewers, the 2.774 million average for Days last week was its biggest since the week of January 31-February 4, 2011 (3.030 million).
Versus the same week last year, Days was up 6 percent among women 18-49 (with 634,000 viewers versus the year-ago 597,000), up 18 percent in women 18-34 (194,000 vs. 165,000) and up 10 percent in total viewers (2.774 million vs. 2.528 million).
Season to date, Days is tied for #4 in both the women 18-49 category and the women 18-34 demo and is up 0.5 percent in total viewers (2.644 million vs. 2.631 million).
the wedding/baby drama + fallout is so good tbqh!
Since he sold a story about her to the press in 2011, Mark Evans has yet to have any contact with his daughter Adele -- and he has a feeling that trend isn't going to end.
In a new interview, Evans admitted to The Daily Mail that he has had no access to Adele or her 3-month-old son and feels like she has completely shut him out of her life.
"It breaks my heart that Adele is so hell-bent on cutting me off like this. I knew she had met her new fella ... but it was a bolt out of the blue when I found out she was expecting," Evans, 49, told The Daily Mail. "As soon as I found out, I wanted more than ever to get in touch and meet up so I could see how she was with my own eyes and let her know I'm here for her."
Adele, 24, has been dating her son's father, Simon Konecki, since January of last year. Still, Evans hasn't had the chance to meet him ... and probably never will.
Evans left Adele's mother Penny when the Grammy-winning singer was three and has not had a good relationship with his daughter since. After he cashed in on the story, Adele dissed her dad, openly admitting she would never speak to him again.
"I was actually ready to start trying to have a relationship with him. He's f**king blown it. He will never hear from me again," Adele told Vogue magazine in Feb. 2012. "There's consequences other than just getting a bit of f**king money that lasts you half a year. It blows my mind. 'I love her so much.' Really? Why are you telling me that through a newspaper? If I ever see him I will spit in his face."
"I'm not interested in her celebrity status or her money, I just want my daughter back and I want to be a proper granddad to the little one," Evans, a Welsh plumber, added to The Daily Mail. "I'm missing out on so many of the joys of being a grandfather. Simple pleasures like taking him out for a walk in his buggy along the promenade at Penarth like I used to with Adele. I can't even listen to my daughter sing. It reminds me how badly I let her down."
Running Errands in West Hollywood January 14th
Arriving at Roissy Airport in France January 16th
Meeting with Kevin Costner on set of "Three Days To Kill" January 17th
Shopping with a friend in France January 17th
“The Spectacular Now”, the other big buzzed about film of the fest, took home a Special Jury Prize for Acting for its two young stars Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley. The two have received rave reviews from festival goers for their portrayal of a high school couple in James Ponsoldt’s coming of age drama. The film was picked up by upstart distribution company A24, so we’ll have to wait and see how much the film figures into next year’s awards race. A summer release is tentatively scheduled.
Bow Shailene is already winning awards for a film that isn't out yet.
Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway
Jessica Chastain and Freida Pinto
Dev Patel and Freida Pinto
Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber
Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin
Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston
Red carpet live stream here
Live ceremony here
Stratford-upon-Avon: all the town's a stage
By GETHIN ANTHONY
(OP Note: This is basically a tour guide to Stratford-upon-Avon that Gethin wrote for The Guardian. I didn't really know what to bold, lol. But hey, if you're planning on visiting this might be of some use!)
I wake up. Just. The headache is probably attributable to dehydration hastened by six hours of verse speaking followed by a late-night beverage or three sourced at the Dirty Duck. More on that later.
It's Sunday, my mother, sister, great-aunt and nine-year-old second cousin are all on their way to spend a day in and around the Bard's stomping ground. What in Oberon's Puckery is one to do?
Breakfast? A note here: actors on the whole don't do breakfast, and certainly not on a Sunday. Having placed the relatives in the Church Street Townhouse (16 Church Street, 01789 262222, churchstreettownhouse.com, doubles from £110) and the Legacy Falcon hotel (Chapel Street, 08444 119005, legacy-hotels.co.uk/legacy-thefalcon, doubles from £90), they'll have had a fantastic breakfast, so there is no need to panic.
Right. We're in Stratford-upon-Avon and I'm at the Royal Shakespeare Company for the first time in my career, so we should do something Shakespeare-y. We could head to one of the five famous houses maintained by the Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust (shakespeare.org.uk) adult five-property ticket £21.50, £13.50 for children). But it turns out they have already visited Shakespeare's birthplace (the Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street). The nine-year-old would definitely enjoy Mary Arden's Farm (Station Road, Wilmcote) with its falconry displays but that's three miles from Stratford-upon-Avon and I still have a headache. Aunt Maud would be delighted to wander through the award-winning gardens at Anne Hathaway's Cottage (Cottage Lane, Shottery), but it's winter.
I resolve to take them to my favourite: Nash's House and New Place (22 Chapel Street).
Shakespeare spent his final 19 years, and died, at New Place. He purchased this, the second largest of the trust's properties, in 1597. It's now an archeological site that has produced artefacts that are displayed next door in Nash's House on the corner of Chapel Lane. With its dark wood beams there is an authentic sensation of experiencing the past, especially as you creak up the surprisingly substantial central staircase.
Inside, displays explain the preservation of the building, Shakespeare's wealth, and his tax evasion (he was listed for it twice in London). They also reveal some interesting facts about famous Shakepeareans throughout history. For instance, Bram Stoker [the creator of Dracula] managed the Lyceum theatre in London for 20 years and oversaw Henry Irving's time there.
There's a sweet but small activity room, reminiscent of a parish creche, where my young cousin can design a 16th-century knot garden.
You can wander through to the Great Garden, a genuinely peaceful green space with a lawn surrounded by dense topiary, hosting several Greg Wyatt sculptures inspired by Shakespeare speeches. The garden's mulberry tree, with its gnarled trunk, was reputedly grown from a cutting of a tree the playwright himself planted. This is where to come to evade the RSC bustle and eat a mid-rehearsal sandwich.
Shakespeare done. What next? Several RSC members have been banging on about butterflies … A short walk across the marina, taking in the best view of the RST, and we're at the Stratford Butterfly Farm (Swan's Nest Lane, 01789 299288, butterflyfarm.co.uk, adults £6.25, children £5.25). A tropically warm greenhouse, it hosts jungle foliage, a large pond and modest waterfall arrangement – and thousands of butterflies that could not be more eager to land on your sleeve and dazzle you with their kaleidoscopic colours.
It's brilliant, a genuine reason to visit Stratford-upon-Avon in its own right. You can take in the enclosure and the caterpillar, arachnid and insect rooms in an hour or so, but I spend my time in there with a childlike gaze. I don't spy one of the three elusive iguanas but I spend an age staring at the worker ants carrying leaves along a 20ft rope down into the colony, and am charmed by the troupe of chubby flightless birds that decide to guide me around.
For a Sunday roast, we try the Church Street Townhouse hotel, an elegant yet homely restaurant housed within a delightfully illuminated 400-year-old Grade II-listed building. The food is fantastic (have the pork belly if they run out of roasts), the service attentive and friendly, and the atmosphere is enlivened on Sunday evenings, should you carry on, by local musicians playing acoustic music that floats through from the bar. A pleasing alternative can be found in the great food and unrivalled view from the Rooftop restaurant at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre (Waterside, 01789 403449, rsc-rooftop-restaurant.co.uk).
Child and great-aunt dispatched, it's time for a drink. Stratford-upon-Avon may not boast a vibrant nightlife but it does pubs very well. On a performance night, the cast of the show stop by the Swan theatre bar to pick up guests. It's a cosy snug of a study centred around a fireplace and situated within the RSC building. We'll have a relaxed drink and recline in "the insult chair" and later head off to the Black Swan pub on Waterside, aka the Dirty Duck (01789 297312, dirtyduck-pub-stratford-upon-avon.co.uk).
For generations RSC actors have imbibed, complained about rehearsals, competed to have their photos hung alongside [Judi] Dench and [Richard] Burton, and most importantly met members of the audience in this notorious tavern. Typically, most cram into the right-side bar: a narrow cove, no bigger than half a tube-train carriage, littered with photographs of actors. The air hangs thick with thespian (not luvvy) anecdotes and the nightly mingling of audience and company creates a circus-family atmosphere, transient yet warm. There is nothing more pleasing for an actor than to garner a reaction, and because it is a small and sleepy town, this post-show engagement is what makes acting in Stratford-upon-Avon so special.
• Gethin Anthony plays Grigory in the RSC production's of Boris Godunov, and also appears in A Life of Galileo at the Swan theatre (rsc.org.uk) until 30 March
Gethin in a Fight Club-like music video. Idek.
I'm really going to miss his face and his general awesomeness this season. :( Also, this post is dedicated to the always great imkevinspacey
As PWMania.com noted yesterday, Hulk Hogan posted a photo of Brook Hogan’s legs on Twitter and then removed the photo. Brooke Hogan responded to people’s reactions on Twitter, writing:
“A dad can’t even be proud of his daughter without sickos makin it something it’s not. Really?? Go back to your farm animals. #ignorant”
- Dixie Carter revealed the poster for TNA’s Lockdown pay-per-view on Twitter with the following caption, “Cannot wait for Lockdown in San Antonio. Here’s a first look at the poster.”
She was def lurking ONTD yesterday HAHA
A sneak preview of "The History of the Alchemists' Guild", one of the animated histories featured on Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray, releasing on Feb. 19 in the US.
Pre-order it here: http://amzn.to/TqOubj
Here's the official synopsis for Trance:
Following the spectacular London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, Academy Award® winning director Danny Boyle returns to the big screen with this psychological thriller about a fine art auctioneer, mixed up with a criminal gang, who join forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. Trance stars James McAvoy (Atonement, X-Men First Class), Vincent Cassel (Black Swan, Mesrine) and Rosario Dawson (Seven Pounds, Sin City).
The film re-unites Boyle with many of his frequent collaborators including screenwriter John Hodge (Trainspotting, Shallow Grave) and Underworld's Rick Smith who has composed the original score.
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Is that a proposal: The actress laughed in shock as co-star Peter Stormare approaches her on bended knees
Thecast (L-R) Actors: Peter Stormare, Famke Janssen, Pihla Viitala, Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Director: Tommy Wirkola and actress Zoe Bell
Bare-faced and beautiful: Gemma Arterton shows off her naturally stunning looks as she goes make-up free
She dazzled on the red carpet at the premiere for her new film Hansel and Gretel, but on Saturday, British actress Gemma Arterton sported a dressed down natural look.
The Kent born beauty was make-up free and dressed casually in jodphur style trousers and oots, teamed with a navy blazer. The Bond girl accessorised the look with a stylish brown leather handbag.
Earlier in the week, the British actress told The Today Show that her role in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters interested her because of the action-packed scenes.
Gemma looking flawless as always
Amy Poehler is working on a book that appears to be a little bit of everything.
The star of "Parks and Recreation" and former "Saturday Night Live" performer has an agreement with It Books for an "illustrated, non-linear diary" with stories both true and invented.
Jokes, candor and life lessons are promised. It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Monday that the book is currently untitled and scheduled for 2014.
It's the first book for Poehler, who recently hosted the Golden Globes ceremony with Tina Fey, her good friend and author of the million-selling "Bossypants."
My dearest ONTD,
There are a great and many things in this world that can be debated - foreign policy, global warming, Bradley Cooper's sexuality, why little people make better reality TV stars, where the hell Barb from Teen Mom got her accent, and of course, the exact moment when Dakota Fanning will take her rightful place as our new alien overlord. But there is one thing, one unequival FACT, that we can all take solace in, one thing that in this crazy world in which we live that simply cannot be denied and that is that Ben Affleck is the best fucking dad ever. Okay, so maybe he boned Blake Lively and most of the the strippers in greater Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Boston areas but who hasn't? Them bitches be banging and they know how to properly wax a pole with they Pikachu. And yeah, you might be saying, "luvthatdrtywata, I'm just more of a Matt Damon fan, and he even adopted his wife's first child, now THAT's a great dad." To which I say, "fuck you mom, stay the hell out of this!" Moral of the story, Ben Affleck is the greatest dad in all of history and I now have photographic evidence to prove it! Because mere hours before taking home the SAG Awards for Best Film or Best Cast or whatever the fuck SAG does, he brought little Violet and Seraphina to the farmer's market and what ensued was sheer cuteness overload and concrete proof of his perfect parenting.
He teaches his children to stop and smell the roses.
He knows that an apple a day keeps the doctor away.
He buys his wife dozens of roses and a single, long-stem rose for each of his girls.
He buys them ethnically diverse dolls and teaches them to care for all of God's creatures, black or white, human and polyeuthathane, with unconditional love and care.
He shows them the power of a smile, no matter how stupid it makes him look.
He teaches them to support small business.
He's just the best dad ever, alright? End of story. Disagree?
FAHK YEW BUDDY!
NO Magazine Q&A with Dean O'Gorman
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m an actor and part time douche bag.
What are you working on at the moment?
Getting ready for my exhibition and being a dwarf on The Hobbit.
What is something only your closest friends know about you?
My chest hair is unnaturally curly for a white boy.
Who is your favourite artist and why?
I love Mark Rothko and Lucien Freud and Don McCullin and James Nachtwey because they're both technically and emotionally brilliant.
What is your favourite film and why?
When I was young I'd say Stand By Me or The Goonies. I wanted to go on an adventure so bad. I wanted to be Mikey (before he grew up and became Sean Astin). As for now, any film that isn't dripping in irony.
What inspires you to make art?
I can't spell very well. I'm useless at maths. I like pictures.
Who would play you in an autobiographical film?
What would the film be called?
Dean O'Gorman (sub heading) The Man, The Legend.
Top five songs for uninspired artists?
Boots of Spanish Leather (bob dylan) The Voice(john farnham) Here I Go Again (Whitesnake) The Weight (The Band) Somebody To Love(Queen).
What is the weirdest thing that has ever happened to you on set?
Every day on The Hobbit is pretty surreal working with Elves, Dwarves and Hobbits. One day I found myself in a barrel floating down the Pelorus River in Nelson.
What has been your proudest moment?
I think putting on this exhibition is a big thing for me. It’s my first show and I've spent along time working on the images. Its one thing to make art, it’s another to put it out into the world. I have to put my money where my mouth is...
"30 Rock" ends Thursday, January 31. There's only one way for fans to mourn on this sad day: eat a lot of junk food, Liz Lemon-style. Thankfully, Ben & Jerry's has made that a lot easier, by revealing that the company's next ice cream flavor will in fact be in honor of "30 Rock." We're so overcome with emotion about this, that we think we might be lizzing.
The details of the flavor will be released by co-founder Jerry Greenfield at a New York City finale party steps away from Rockefeller Center. Some tickets are available to the public. The flavor will be available at Ben & Jerry's scoop shops starting in February on on grocery shelves shortly after.
While we don't have too many more details to report at this time yet, it is worth noting that a Ben & Jerry's e-mailed press release started with the now-famous Liz Lemon phrase "I want to go to there."
This isn't Ben & Jerry's first foray into the comedy arenas. Last year, the company released Schweddy Balls in honor of the famous "SNL" skit (we're noticing an Alec Baldwin trend here...). Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon both have their own flavors as well.
Ben and Jerry's also posted on their instagram account "US followers! We are very excited to unveil a new 30 Rock celebrity flavor this Thursday! What’s the flavor, you ask?!? Stay tuned to Ben & Jerry's Instagram account during 30 Rock’s series finale to find out! "
Justin Bieber Billboard Cover Story
Will you go to the Grammys this year?
I will not be there.
Is there anyone that you're pulling for that night?
Chris Brown. I'm a fan. His music is really good. That's what they should focus on: the music.
Do you pay attention?
I don't go on blogs or anything like that. I hear things. People tell me if something happens on the Internet. It gets back to me, definitely.
You're pretty heartbroken?
I'm not in the happiest place that I've ever been. I'm trying to get through what I'm going through. Like I said, I have my really close friends to cheer me up and keep me going.
Do you ever think of a day when perhaps you won't be "hot right now"?
Yeah, of course. I don't think that I'm going to be boiling hot for the rest of my career. I think that, if I'm not on top. it would be because I didn't want to be. It would be a time when I wanted to take a break and do movies or take a break and raise a family. When I'm doing music and I'm really focused, I'm not going to not be where I am.
When you look back over the last couple of years, is there anything you regret?
I don't have any regrets. I live and I learn. My mom says, "You got to learn the hard way, don't you?" That's me. I learn the hard way. But it's about how I pick myself up and be better and stronger.
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