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    That Grape Juice had the pleasure of catching up with ‘Grand Hustle’ femcee Iggy Azalea recently. In London for her “special guest” slot on Rita Ora’s sell-out ‘Radioactive Tour’, T.I.’s protégé opened up on a number of hot topics.
    Candid and cool, the Australian-bred beauty dished on her debut album, its lengthy delay and what she hopes 2013 will bring her brand. Enjoy above!


    Her reaction to the "Azealia Banks vs Angel Haze" thing and the response to the Nicki/Kim/Eve question had me rolling lmao.
    Still twerking to Work btw. :(((

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  • 02/11/13--17:03: Rihanna - Stay video
  • Rihanna "Stay" LEAK from RobynFenty on Vimeo.

    EDIT: that isn't the *official* version, THIS is-


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  • 02/11/13--17:03: Paramore release "Now" video
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    Oscar-nominated and championed by Meryl Streep, the actress Viola Davis isn’t doing too badly for a girl born into poverty on a Southern plantation.

    'The gigantically gifted Viola Davis!’ shouted Meryl Streep from the podium. It was 2008 and Streep was accepting the Screen Actors Guild Award for best actress in Doubt, the film that also earned Davis an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress. ‘My God,’ said Streep, flinging her arms in the air in frustration, ‘Somebody give her a movie!’ It seems that ‘somebody’ was listening. Since then Davis has been in a dozen films, perhaps most memorably as the maid Aibileen in The Help (2011), which won her a number of awards and another Oscar nomination, this time for best actress.

    Last year she was listed in Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

    Now 47, she has two films out this year – the supernatural romance Beautiful Creatures with Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson, opening this month, and Ender’s Game, a sci-fi film with Harrison Ford. In Beautiful Creatures Davis plays Amma, a combination of two characters from the fantasy novel on which the film is based: the housekeeper and the librarian. ‘I am more the librarian than the housekeeper,’ explains Davis when we meet at her large suburban home in San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. ‘I told Richard LaGravenese [the director] that I don’t want to clean houses in this movie. I don’t want to have a sponge in my hand and I don’t want to wear an apron. I feel that African-Americans in any story are defined too often as housekeepers and facilitators.’

    Davis in City of Angels (2000) (REX)

    In the past Davis has accepted whatever role she has been given without trying to tamper with it. ‘Putting my foot down is a progression for me,’ she says. ‘I’ve always been an actor for hire and to some extent I still am. But I knew I did not want to play a housekeeper.’ There is a steely determination to Davis, a trait that has carried her a long way from her impoverished childhood growing up in Central Falls, Rhode Island, to become a fêted Hollywood star with a reputed net worth of $3 million. ‘When I see myself as a little girl in a rat-infested, condemned building in Central Falls, rummaging for food, it’s absolutely unbelievable that I’ve come this far. I have achieved more than I could ever have dreamt. I feel like I really have a blessed life.’

    Born on a plantation in South Carolina, where her grandmother worked in the tobacco and cotton fields, Davis moved north to Rhode Island when her father got a job as a horse groomer. They were the first black family to live in Central Falls and Davis experienced the trenchant racism of the time. ‘At school they would put us in a line to drink from the water fountain after recess and if I was first or second in line, then that was it. The whole line would refuse to drink. They’d wait for the teacher to walk away and it was, “I’m not going to drink from the same fountain as a n—,” and they would start pushing me. I was an angry kid anyway, so that didn’t help.’ Fiercely motivated, she threw herself into everything at school. ‘I was on the student government, the student newspaper, the drama club, every sport. Wherever there was a competition and I could win something, I would be involved.’

    Although neither of her parents had had a high-school education, Davis was determined to make it to college. She majored in theatre and won a coveted place to the Juilliard School for performing arts in New York for four years. Arriving at the audition she was horrified to hear that they expected her to stay for two days. ‘I was already working in rep and I had a show back home that night. I never would have the courage to do this now, but I said, “Are you kidding me? I only have 45 minutes. You have to decide whether you want me or not at the end of this audition.”’ They did.

    ‘There was something in me that felt I was good. I was so passionate, so gung-ho, so hungry…' Davis is proud of her solid background in the profession. ‘The reason why I went to Juilliard, the reason why I got a degree in acting, is that I wanted people to understand that I could be technically proficient as an actor, that I’m not just up there flying by the seat of my pants. Anyone who goes to Juilliard for four years of 13-hour days, of being scourged and beaten to within an inch of your life – to get the proper standard American speech – that is a person who wants to be an actor and doesn’t just want to be a celebrity.

    Davis in The Help (2011) for which she was nominated for her second Oscar (REX FEATURES)

    ‘In fact,’ says Davis, ‘the celebrity thing is hard to negotiate. Naturally, I’m shy. I didn’t even date until I was in my twenties. I didn’t know how to talk to men, and let me tell you, nobody was talking to the girl in the corner with no make-up who’s 30 pounds overweight. There’s still that girl in me. I’m not a look-at-me girl.’ She is, in fact, much more attractive in person than in most of her roles. Her hair (when she dispenses with the wigs that she almost always wears in public) is close cropped and she looks slim in a long black, white and pink shift-dress.

    We are sitting in her living-room, which looks out on to a quiet street on one side and a large pool carved into the edge of an almost vertical rock-face on the other. Her husband, the actor Julius Tennon, is entertaining the couple’s two-year-old adopted daughter, Genesis, who runs in and out of the room to embrace her mother. Life after Juilliard wasn’t easy. Davis scraped by in New York. ‘Everyone told me I wasn’t going to make any money, but I was coming out of this life of poverty, so money was very relative to me. I was thinking, if I could make $150 per week, that would be great. I came from a life that was difficult into a profession that was difficult. And I’m also a type that is difficult.’ I ask her what she means. ‘Well, I’m 47, I’m a woman of a certain level of attractiveness, a certain hue…’ Not, she is implying, the type that Hollywood is queuing up to cast. ‘I’m just saying this in a completely objective way.’

    Although she doesn’t have financial worries now, she says she still finds it hard to spend money. ‘I don’t get manicures, I don’t get pedicures, I don’t shop for clothes. It’s difficult for me to look at price tags and see $150 for a pair of shoes. I remember telling Julius that I could not spend any more than $39.99 on a pair of shoes, that was my top price.’

    Davis with her husband, Julius Tennon, at Vera Wang’s autumn 2012 show in New York (REX FEATURES)

    She met her husband, who is 59 with two adult children, 14 years ago on the set of a television show in which she was playing a nurse and he was playing an anaesthetist. ‘He was just the nicest man. I was complaining about living in LA and he said, “I’ll show you around.” He’d take me out, then walk me to my door and shake my hand and say, “You’re a beautiful woman, I had such a great time with you. Then 20 minutes later he’d call me from the supermarket down the street and say, “I just wanted to tell you again what a great time I had.” It was the first time I felt like I was with someone who had the capacity to love me.’

    When she was named by Time as one of the most influential people in the world, she was amazed.

    ‘I don’t consider myself to be influential to anyone,’ she jokes. ‘Maybe to my two-and-a-half-year-old daughter… and I’m barely influential with her sometimes.’ More seriously, she adds, ‘Meryl Streep once said to me, “You have to understand that some young aspiring actress is watching you, everything you say and do, every choice that you make." I think actors live on inspiration – that’s our engine, that’s our fuel. It is very hard to find inspiration in a profession that is so wrought with deprivation, where 95 per cent of actors are unemployed at any given time. We have friends who are actors who’ve never said, “Boo,” on network television. There are hundreds of thousands of actors in Los Angeles, maybe two great roles per year for a black actress, and one person can cover both those roles. So what happens to all the rest?’

    She herself idolised the actress Cicely Tyson. ‘I first saw her when I was six and I just knew I was watching something different. I started to see acting as an art form.’ The two women ended up working together on The Help, the film that really established Davis, but about which she has mixed feelings. ‘Aibileen is a quiet character and quiet characters always get the c— end of the stick. In the book she has an internal life, but when you take that away you are left with a mammy, an asexual mother figure taking care of this little white girl. I felt she was so much more than that. A lot of people in the black community had issues with a black woman playing a maid from 1963, and I can understand that.’ In an attempt to find better storylines, especially for African-American actors, she and her husband have set up a multi-ethnic production company called JuVee Productions. They are planning to make a film about the life of Barbara Jordan, a leader of the civil rights movement and the first Southern black woman elected to the United States House of Representatives.

    Davis in her new film, Beautiful Creatures (REX FEATURES)

    Davis, of course, will play Jordan. ‘I’m looking for great narratives – as an actress you’re only as good as your narrative.’ But she doesn’t want to be too politicised. ‘I don’t want to be a social statement or a reaction to a social statement: “We haven’t seen black actresses as smart so I have to create a character who’s really smart.” Or, “We haven’t been seen as sexual so I have to create a completely sexual character." It becomes almost allegorical in nature. I don’t want to be an allegory. I feel the most revolutionary thing I can do is create narratives where you see a fully realised human being.’

    Davis was recently described as ‘a leading actress stuck in supporting roles’. Does she feel this is true? ‘I don’t feel I’ve yet had the role that reflects all I can do,’ she says emphatically. ‘I’m still waiting.’ Now her focus is also on her daughter, whom she adopted in 2011. ‘I always wanted a child but acting is a very self-focused profession. We’re late getting married, late having children, all of a sudden you stop for five minutes and think, “What have I been missing?”’ Now, she jokes, she knows what real work is. ‘This is bringing me to my knees, having a child. My grandmother had 18 children. Can you imagine? Even with one, I feel I’m always on survival mode, just trying to get through each day. I never thought that I could feel like such a failure but, at the same time, I’m amazed at how much I feel like the greatest hero alive.’

    I ask if she plans to adopt any more children and she gives me a look, the signature Viola Davis look, that says far more than words.


    bolded for the lazy bitches but seriously, read the whole thing! This woman is so inspiring <3

    bonus: if you could be any non-human creature, what would you choose?

    LOL ♥

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  • 02/11/13--17:20: WEEKEND BOX OFFICE!

  • Weekend chart from Box Office Mojo

    FYI: This week's chart is very long, so go to BOM to see the full thing

    International charts

    Tomatometer from Rotten Tomatoes

    How was your weekend, ONTD? Are you looking forward to any movies coming out soon?

    spoiler code:

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  • 02/11/13--17:34: "The Face" debuts tomorrow

  • In the wake of America’s Next Top Model and the Top Model franchise comes a new modeling reality competition show called The Face, airing Tuesdays on the Oxygen network and hosted by “the one and only” Nigel Barker from ANTM fame. The show is headlined by three supermodel faces: Naomi Campbell, Coco Rocha, and Karolina Kurkova – two of whom are Victoria’s Secret Angels alum. The winner gets crowned the “face” of the beauty and cosmetics retail chain ULTA Beauty.

    It’s America’s Next Top Model meets The Voice, except there are no blind auditions (now that would have made for an interesting twist). The judges and their teams of models – bright-eyed, fresh-faced, and eager to learn all about the art of modeling from the self-professed “experts” – compete with each other for the top prize.

    The episode premiered online on February 1 and premieres on Oxygen tomorrow. At New York Fashion Week, the twenty-four aspiring models – which dwindled down to twelve by the end of the episode – got to see the three coaches modeling for Zac Posen’s spring 2013 runway show. From there, the models are put through a series of tests, including having to take a photo without any make-up.

    The episode wasn’t too exciting, but now that the judges have formed their teams, I think that’s about to change. This is Naomi Campbell we’re talking about, after all. While undoubtedly gorgeous and a supermodel legend, the 42-year-old also has a reputation for having a violent streak and a no-nonsense attitude (take a look at the picture below). And, based on some of the previews, it looks like the show is using that to their advantage.

    The Face premieres tomorrow (February 12) at 9/8 central on Oxygen.


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    CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL SIZE IMAGE:  http://i.imgur.com/A8JbQkH.jpg

    The Academy has just revealed 84 different Oscar statuettes inspired by past winners and created by artist Olly Moss for a special edition poster for this year's Oscars. The poster, which collects all 84 images (plus a new one for this year's winner) is on sale now right here.

    Moss designed the commemorative poster in collaboration with Gallery1988 and the final poster will feature 85 Oscar statuettes once the winner of this year's Oscars is announced on February 24.

    The press release announcing the project included the following bio on Moss, whose work I'm sure many of you are already familiar with:

    Moss, a graduate of the University of Birmingham, is best known for such works as the Thor cast poster for Marvel Entertainment, the cover artwork for the "Resistance 3" video game, and his recent book "Silhouettes" from Popular Culture. One of the most sought-after screen print artists working today, Moss has created illustrations for "The New York Times" and "The Guardian," and is commissioned by Empire magazine to design a new movie poster illustration every month.

    Moss called the assignment one of the hardest he's ever had on his official website.

    I have grabbed all 84 individual posters that have been released so far and included them over the next several pages and while I'm sure you'll recognize most of them, there are some that do not have the title on them, so before you begin, here's a list of all the Best Picture winners:

    • 2011 - The Artist
    • 2010 - The King's Speech
    • 2009 - The Hurt Locker
    • 2008 - Slumdog Millionaire
    • 2007 - No Country for Old Men
    • 2006 - The Departed
    • 2005 - Crash
    • 2004 - Million Dollar Baby
    • 2003 - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    • 2002 - Chicago
    • 2001 - A Beautiful Mind
    • 2000 - Gladiator
    • 1999 - American Beauty
    • 1998 - Shakespeare in Love
    • 1997 - Titanic
    • 1996 - The English Patient
    • 1995 - Braveheart
    • 1994 - Forrest Gump
    • 1993 - Schindler’s List
    • 1992 - Unforgiven
    • 1991 - The Silence of the Lambs
    • 1990 - Dances With Wolves
    • 1989 - Driving Miss Daisy
    • 1988 - Rain Man
    • 1987 - The Last Emperor
    • 1986 - Platoon
    • 1985 - Out of Africa
    • 1984 - Amadeus
    • 1983 - Terms of Endearment
    • 1982 - Gandhi
    • 1981 - Chariots of Fire
    • 1980 - Ordinary People
    • 1979 - Kramer vs. Kramer
    • 1978 - The Deer Hunter
    • 1977 - Annie Hall
    • 1976 - Rocky
    • 1975 - One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
    • 1974 - The Godfather Part II
    • 1973 - The Sting
    • 1972 - The Godfather
    • 1971 - The French Connection
    • 1970 - Patton
    • 1969 - Midnight Cowboy
    • 1968 - Oliver!
    • 1967 - In the Heat of the Night
    • 1966 - A Man for All Seasons
    • 1965 - The Sound of Music
    • 1964 - My Fair Lady
    • 1963 - Tom Jones
    • 1962 - Lawrence of Arabia
    • 1961 - West Side Story
    • 1960 - The Apartment
    • 1959 - Ben-Hur
    • 1958 - Gigi
    • 1957 - The Bridge on the River Kwai
    • 1956 - Around the World in 80 Days
    • 1955 - Marty
    • 1954 - On the Waterfront
    • 1953 - From Here to Eternity
    • 1952 - The Greatest Show on Earth
    • 1951 - An American in Paris
    • 1950 - All About Eve
    • 1949 - All the Kings Men
    • 1948 - Hamlet
    • 1947 - Gentleman's Agreement
    • 1946 - The Best Years of Our Lives
    • 1945 - The Lost Weekend
    • 1944 - Going My Way
    • 1943 - Casablanca
    • 1942 - Mrs. Miniver
    • 1941 - How Green Was My Valley
    • 1940 - Rebecca
    • 1939 - Gone with the Wind
    • 1938 - You Can't Take It with You
    • 1937 - The Life of Emile Zola
    • 1936 - The Great Ziegfeld
    • 1935 - Mutiny on the Bounty
    • 1934 - It Happened One Night
    • 1932/1933 - Cavalcade
    • 1931/1932 - Grand Hotel
    • 1930/1931 - Cimarron
    • 1929/1930 - All Quiet on the Western Front
    • 1928/1929 - The Broadway Melody
    • 1927/1928 - Wings


    Here are a few close up shots.  You can find more on the oscar website.

    From Olly Moss's official website:

    I worked with the Academy to create the official 85 Years of Oscars poster

    Click here to see it in detail!

    The brief was one of the hardest I’ve ever had; find a way to reference every single Best Picture winner from the last 85 years

    Thanks to Gallery 1988 for putting my name forward and organising this whole shebang. 

    btw you can buy it here for $35 - https://www.globalfulfillment.net/gfsnet/academyoscars/10browse.aspx

    and what the hell, heres a couple of moss's most well known work:


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    Sarah Jessica Parker has reportedly turned down $500,000 to appear in The Carrie Diaries.

    AnnaSophia Robb is now playing a younger version of the character in The Carrie Diaries, which is a prequel to the hugely successful series. It has been reported that although Sarah was asked to appear in a flash-forward sequence, she decided against it.

    "Sarah doesn't need the money and wasn't sure appearing on the show would be the right career move," an insider told National Enquirer. "It would be like taking a step backward. So she's said goodbye to Carrie forever. Plus, who wants to be compared to a teenager?"

    AnnaSophia admits she felt nervous when the day dawned. She was even concerned about what Sarah Jessica would make of the show, which made a move by the older actress even sweeter for the young star.

    “[Sarah Jessica Parker] sent me a very lovely note just kind of giving me her blessing and encouraging me and telling me how excited she was and how dear the part was to her, and so that was huge for me because, you know, I was obviously nervous,” AnnaSophia recently explained. “I was, like, ‘Is this OK?’ And so it just meant a lot to be able to have her blessing.”


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    Adele took home the Grammy Award for Best Solo Pop Performance for her hit song "Set Fire To The Rain", but it was her new ink that stole the show at the awards! She showed off a new tattoo behind her right ear on the 2013 Grammys red carpet on Feb. 10.

    Adele revealed a large capital “A” close to her hairline behind her right ear. Could it be in honor of her son, who was born on Oct. 19, 2012?

    Even though Adele and her boyfriend and baby daddy Simon Konecki had been keeping the name of their little bundle of joy a secret from the public, she made the announcement in a much more subtle way on Jan. 21 when she wore a gold necklace with, what appears to be, the name Angelo inscribed as she was out and about running errands.

    Adele and Simon still haven’t referred to their baby boy by name in public, instead referring to him as “little peanut,” but the necklace and the tattoo seem to confirm the baby’s name!

    Backstage at the Grammy Awards, the 24-year-old singer told reporters how different her life was this time around as a mom.

    “I’ve been up since 6 a.m. so I’m quite tired, but it’s nice,” she said about being a new mom. ”I haven’t been as stressed out. In life you have to prioritize what you stress about and worry about when you have a child.”

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    As if standing and posing in that stunning leg-showcasing Hefty Sack wasn’t heroic enough, Jennifer Lopez ended up saving Adele from a sure-to-be-obnoxious encounter with Grammys crasher Vitalii Seduik — the same Ukranian TV personality who tried to make out with Will Smith on the red carpet of Men in Black III‘s Moscow premiere and gifted Madonna those absolutely loathsome hydrangeas! Seduik somehow got onstage as Adele came up to accept the Grammy for Best Solo Pop Performance, but luckily J. Lo was there to throw him a scathing “Set Fire to This Pain in the Ass” glare and then shoo him away with a quick jerk of her thumb. Behold an international hero at work in the short clip below above.

    Presumably this is why Adele announced J. Lo as “my good luck charm!” moments later during her acceptance speech.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Seduik entered the Grammys without any sort of ticket or credentials, eventually making his way to Adam Levine’s assigned seat (Levine sat elsewhere) to place himself properly for his thwarted swoop-in on Adele. A source close to Seduik told THR Seduik spent the night in jail after being detained by event security backstage.


    SMH @ security

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    Clearer video of the photobomb & comments from Nikki in her Yahoo! Grammy Recap - Click Here


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    One of the most interesting fan questions we have been recently asked about The CW's Beauty and the Beast was whether or not the audience would be "proud" of Vincent (Jay Ryan) in the upcoming episodes. Upon a little further discussion, it was explained that the concern was over his romantic relationship decisions, since he had gone off with Alex (Bridget Regan) in the woods, despite Catherine (Kristin Kreuk) realizing she had feelings for him, regardless of his "situation."

    But Vincent went away with Alex because he was trying to get a grasp on a somewhat normal life. For years he kept himself in the shadows, living in a dingy loft with another guy, not forming any relationships with anyone, let alone romantic ones with someone whom he had always intended to spend his life. You could say his decision was a momentarily selfish one (though, we would argue after all of the silent, secret saving he has done of people, he is owed at least one of those!), but it is not one that will be taken lightly by the show.

    "Fans are really invested in Cat and Vincent, which is what I want. The fact that they would hate somebody stepping in and kind of taking on her territory means that everything was working right, and people are investing in the two leads, and that is the most important part. That is what makes this show," Beauty and the Beast executive producer Brian Peterson said to LA TV Insider Examiner during a special screening and Q&A in Los Angeles.

    Of course, it is a drama, and without conflict keeping a couple apart, the show would come to an en [and this is the lie they keep telling themselves that slowly ruins every show, SMH] o Peterson added that there are some pivotal moments coming up, including ones that get them close to kissing again-- only to be interrupted before the good stuff.

    "It's difficult, not only externally, but internally now. They have a lot of issues because he just ran back to somebody that quickly, and Cat's going to be a little reticent to let him just run right back to her. It's going to cause some internal conflicts...Probably in the next four or five [episodes] every other element in their external world starts to implode on them-- as far as the other people in their lives in the precinct, Muirfield-- it all kind of comes back in when they're trying to figure their own relationship out," Peterson said.

    "The biggest arc of this spring is 'Cat and Vincent against the world.' Kind of the 'what happens when two people fall in love, but they have everything trying to pull them apart?' That romance of the two of them fighting for love against this [terrible] backdrop. That's something we haven't really seen because we haven't had them together, so that's a huge part of this next arc. And then the next section, I would say is really when their love is so strong that they would do almost anything to protect each other, how do they overcome their actions after that and how does it impact the people in their lives?"


    I'd argue that more people hated Vincent in this situation than they hated Alex, but whatever makes you feel better EP dude.  And the way they're developing Catherine and Vincent's relationship so quickly leads me to think they're not exactly confident they'll be getting a renewal.

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    Community returned higher to a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating at 8pm. I've got it "on the bubble" because there's only one data point. If Community stays in the ratings neighborhood it premiered in, it's a lock for renewal.

    Smash's return wasn't as happy for NBC with its two-hour season premiere netting just a dismal 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, so dismal for a season premiere that even with only one data point I've got it as a likely cancellation. Consistency zealots who are Smash fans, feel free to wail "but Community only has one data point!"

    In preliminary numbers, Touch returned to a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating in its two hour return. It started with a 1.1 in its first half hour and fell to a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating in its final half-hour. I have it on the bubble for now, but though the ratings are similar to Fringe's, with only 26 episodes after this season, Touch will still be miles away from stripped (Mon-Fri) syndication. It's ratings may be similar to Fringe's, but it's in a different (some might say "sinking") boat.

    I've probably been overly swayed by a twitter-feed full of TV media types, but my perception from reading them is that Mindy Kaling must be the most lovable person in the history of the entire world and Fox will look for any reason to renew The Mindy Project. Is "it just posted its best 18-49 rating in four months" (with a 1.9) reason enough? Good enough for me to bump it up to a likely renewal.

    Excluding Community, which is too soon to tell, I still have most of the low-rated NBC sitcoms (other than 1600 Penn which is a likely cancellation) on the bubble. Clearly they won't all be renewed, but looking ahead the picture is still cloudy. The return of The Voice might help clear the picture up but that return is still six weeks away and I doubt I'll wait that long to start downgrading.

    Update: D'oh! My apologies to "Rules of Engagement" fans, I forgot to add "Rules" to the table or mention it. It's there now and it's "on the bubble"....

    When it comes to bubble status, like the Renew/Cancel Index we're focusing on the likelihood that a show will be renewed **for next season** (2013-14). Certain shows are toss-ups where based on the ratings, the renewal decisions could go either way and not be surprising.

    Here, “canceled” is used interchangeably with “won’t be renewed for next season” and is not meant to imply a show will be yanked off the schedule in the current season though obviously the two outcomes are not mutually exclusive. The semantics police and lawyers should feel free to break out the handcuffs and plead their cases in the comments.

    This Isn't The Renew/Cancel Index

    Though the basic methodology is the same (intra-network relative ranking of shows by adults 18-49 ),unlike the Renew/Cancel Index which predicts what would happen if the season ended now, Bubble Watch prognosticates about what will happen by May.
    The two are still usually closely aligned, and almost certainly very closely aligned towards the end of the season.


    How is it looking for your favorite shows ONTD?

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    The Walking Dead returned Sunday night. It began with a firefight and ended with…well, if you haven’t seen it yet then you might want to consider checking back later after you have

    After freeing both Daryl and Merle from the clutches of the Governor, Rick and Co. headed back for the prison. But when the group told Daryl that his brother was not welcome to join them, the two Dixon brothers took off on their own. And Rick’s problems were just beginning. While weighing a decision whether to let a new group led by Tyrese stay at the prison with them, Rick had another hallucination — this one of his deceased wife Lori. I chatted with showrunner Glen Mazzara about the meaning behind the vision, the surprise return of Sarah Wayne Callies (who also talked all about the scene with me right here), and whether we’ll be seeing less of the Dixon brothers for a while.

    ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Okay, that vision of Rick’s at the end: What the hell is wrong with this guy?
    GLEN MAZZARA: That is a vision of Lori haunting Rick, and she’s appearing to him in what was her wedding dress, on the day he was happiest with her. And if you look at that moment — and this is important — if you look at that moment when he sees her, it’s right when he’s about to let Tyrese and his group join the group and stay in the prison. And his sanity cracks and his subconscious shows him this vision, which is a classic horror moment. And it’s at exactly the wrong time, and it ruins something for that group. And Hershel, who is very astute and a good friend of Rick’s and has a lot of insights into that Rick-Lori relationship — this will be an arc for him, the fact that his friend is slipping away. It activates Hershel in an interesting way. Hershel spent the back half of the first part of the season recovering from his injury. Hershel is now back and he’s ready to kick ass with his one good leg. He really needs to save his friend.

    EW: What does this mean for Rick and the group going forward? If Rick’s the guy that kept them all alive through the winter and beyond, what happens to all of them if he begins to come unglued?
    MAZZARA: That is the story. That’s exactly the story. What becomes of this group if Rick is at his most fragile point? And if you look at when these hallucinations appear, it’s at moments of great stress. And the pressure is increasing on Rick. He’s cracking under that pressure, but our group is dependent on Rick to keep it together so they can all survive. That is the story of the back half of the season.

    EW: Tell me what it was like having Sarah Wayne Callies come back to shoot that one scene as Haunting Wedding Dress Lori?
    MAZZARA: It was very exciting for her to come back. I forget exactly when I told her she was going to come back. I think we told her she’d be back after she had filmed her big death scene and had left the show and we developed that material and said, “We need you to come back.” And she was happy to come back. She loves the show and the cast and crew loves her. So it was just a lot of fun and a great reunion. But she only came back for that day. I spoke to Eulyn Womble, our costume designer, and said, “I really want you to create this stark white wedding dress. Something that compliments her figure.” And Eulyn did a great job. I felt that moment of seeing her — your heart stops. And it’s such a twist; it’s just a classic horror trope. It was something I was really, really excited to do.

    EW: This seems to be a case where these hallucinations may be getting worse before they get better.
    MAZZARA: The hallucinations are progressing, because they started on the phone. They started as auditory. Now they’re visual. And when he sees Shane, it’s in the middle of this chaos. Now he sees Lori in the middle of the group. So they’re progressing.

    EW: Does that mean we’ll see other dearly departed cast members returning as well?
    MAZZARA: It’s possible. [long pause] It’s possible.

    EW: Actually, the most surprising thing to me about the episode from a story standpoint was the decision to split the Dixon brothers off on their own, because there is so much you could have done with bringing Merle back to the prison. So it totally threw me for a curve when you had them go their own way. Tell me about that decision.
    MAZZARA: One of the things that we try very hard to do on The Walking Dead is to make it feel real as far as what people would really do and really say in tense situations. And it’s confusing: Daryl is taken hostage, they’re in this arena, Rick and Maggie break them out. By the way, please note that Maggie has now killed someone else. She has now killed two people. She killed one person with the bone in the last episode and now she shot this girl. So she’s becoming quite an accomplished soldier, and without any hesitation.

    EW: Duly noted.
    MAZZARA: So the idea was that they’re on the road and where do we go? It’s obviously an untenable situation when the Dixon brothers are confronted with the idea of Merle being integrated into Rick’s group. And Daryl doesn’t have time to think, so he falls back to that little brother. That old pattern. And this is something that people do in stressful situations, they go back to the old patterns. He’s got an entire life with his older brother and he’s got only one year with Rick and his group. So he just says “that’s my brother.” And that’s his code. We need to see Daryl wrestle with that. He took a step backwards and decided to go with Merle. And for him to continue to grow as a person, he’s going to have to confront his biggest foe — his big brother. And that’s an interesting arc for that character.

    EW: So are we going to be checking in on them along the way? I can’t imagine you’re going to make Norman Reedus disappear for a while — people will find you and kill you.
    MAZZARA: Let me say this…

    EW: No, seriously, Glen — they’ll kill you.
    MAZZARA: Let me say this: After Sophia came out of the barn in season 2, we had Norman’s character retreat a bit and he dropped out of some episodes. Ummm…we won’t do that again. Daryl is front and center. There are a few interesting episodes where we play the storyline a bit. Fans don’t have to worry. There’s more than enough Daryl to go around.


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    'I thought that it would be more uncomfortable than I was' the actress admits to Anderson Cooper, though she still warns her family what to expect before turning on the show.

    ‘Girls’ star Allison Williams talks about watching sex scenes from the show with her dad, ‘NBC Nightly News’ anchor Brian Williams, with Anderson Cooper on ‘Anderson Live.’

    It's the moment that no father dreams of: Watching your little girl acting out sex scenes on television.

    But for Allison Williams, 25, and her famous father, news anchor Brian Williams, it can also be family bonding time.

    "It's a unique experience," the 'Girls' actress joked on Anderson Cooper's talk show, noting that her family is very close and that her parents understand it's just acting.

    "So far we've watched all of the episodes for the first time together. I filmed them, so I know what's coming and I can prepare them."

    While filming the first season of the HBO hit, after all, Allison was still living with her parents.

    "I'd come home from work and be like, this is what I did today," Williams said. "How was the news, Dad?"

    Actress Allison Williams says she warns her father, Brian, ahead of time so that she can prepare him for the naughty scenes in the HBO show, ‘Girls.’

    Brian Williams keeps his sense of humor about Allison's romantic encounters as “Girls” character Marnie, particularly when greeting Allison's co-stars.

    "All of the boys [I ACT WITH] get so uncomfortable when they meet my dad," Allison said.

    Brian's signature move?

    "He slaps them on the back and says 'That was hilarious!'"

    Still, it doesn't mean that seeing her steamy love scenes on the silver screen has always been free of awkwardness.

    "There have been times when I'm watching with my little brother and I've pulled the brim of his baseball cap down," she laughed.

    Luckily, Cooper had the solution. He gave Allison a pair of pink fuzzy earmuffs and a set of eye masks to avert future uncomfortable situations.

    Allison seems to be taking it all in stride: Last week she was spotted out on the town with singer John Mayer, sparking rumors that the two might be more than friends.


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    Congressman Steve Stockman has given one of his gallery tickets for the State of the Union address to rocker Ted Nugent, a staunch gun rights activist whose remarks at the NRA convention last year — "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year" — prompted a Secret Service investigation.

    Said Stockman: "I am excited to have a patriot like Ted Nugent joining me in the House Chamber to hear from President Obama. After the address I'm sure Ted will have plenty to say."

    Nugent tweeted on Monday afternoon: "well well well, there will be a freedom addicted all American uppity Motown guitarplayer facing the POTUS at the SOTU addresss tomoro-lovely


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    Season 5 - Episode 3

    Challenge Winner

    Detox Icunt

    Bottom 2

    Coco Montrese

    Monica Beverly Hillz


    Monica Beverly Hillz

    Source: My TV
    I still don't give a shit about the drama between Coco and Alyssa. So much bad going on in that challenge oh my God. Saw this elimination coming before the episode even started. Time to Untuck.

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    Brooke Candy has released the music video for "I Wanna Fuck Right Now."

    Candy is a new artist from the LA area, and admittedly, we're not that sure what to make of her.

    She's a stripper turned rapper who may or may not still be a stripper. She may also be staging her career as an elaborate piece of performance art. But that's a story for another day.

    Whatever the case, she's been on our radar for some time and seems to be attaining more and more attention these days. If not for her music -- which is, all things considered, decent -- then for her raunchy videos and stylized appearance. To wit, many of the links you'll find on her online are NSFW, so tread lightly.

    The video for "I Wanna Fuck Right Now" is no different, as it finds her getting intimate with a stripper pole while caressing a slithering snake.

    Candy calls her crew the #FagMob and if you're interested in seeing what type of crowd's she's attracting at her shows, check out some images from her recent gig at Santos in New York City.

    But ultimately, you let us know what you think -- is Brooke Candy dope? Is "I Wanna Fuck Right Now" the new stripper anthem?


    "I'm a dyke"?

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    Kate Upton not only took her place in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition history by appearing on its cover for the second consecutive year; she also may be the first model in the issue's 50-year history to almost get frostbite during a shoot.

    The theme of this year’s issue, which hit newsstands Tuesday, put models in exotic settings on all seven continents. Upton was sent to the most forbidding one of them all, Antarctica, to endure with frigid temperatures in skimpy outfits, including the parka top and bikini bottom she is wearing on the magazine's cover. She joked on Twitter that it took her two months to thaw out after it was over, and that she almost got frostbite.

    “I was very surprised by the news that that’s where my shoot was going to be located,’’ she said on TODAY Tuesday in her first interview since making the cover. “It was freezing. I’m from Florida, so it wasn’t great for me. When I came back I was losing hearing and eyesight because my body was shutting down, it was working so hard to keep warm. I was thinking warm thoughts."

    Forget about nabbing the cover: Upton was happy just to get any good shots, considering she could only be in a bathing suit for an instant before having to cover up again.

    “I could really only do it for a minute and then everyone would come running and throw blankets on top of me and they would build me like a little blanket cave,’’ she said. “I really went all out on this. We went there thinking we might not even get a shot, and came back with the cover.”

    In between shivering in a bathing suit, Upton was able to soak up the Antarctic scenery.
    “It was the most beautiful place I’ve ever been,’’ she said. “Before I took off my coat, I would just enjoy the views. The mountains were pink and the water was glass. It was like little ice cubes were in the water. It was gorgeous.’’

    She also had some inspiration in making it through a difficult shoot.
    “The penguins kept me going,’’ she joked. “They’re adorable, and any time I was like, ‘I can’t take any more, I can’t,’ I would look at them and I was like, ‘OK, for them.’’’

    Upton’s appearance on last year’s Swimsuit Issue cover launched her career as one of the world’s top models. She is the first model since Tyra Banks in 1996-97 to appear on consecutive covers, and the first since Elle Macpherson from 1986-88 to have the cover all to herself in at least two straight years.

    “Sports Illustrated really launched my career, and I have a lot to thank them for,’’ Upton said. “I feel like I’m on the top right now. I’m really excited. I just want to enjoy this moment.”

    Upton has graced the covers of numerous magazines since and landed several sponsorship deals, including a racy ad for Mercedes-Benz that ran during the Super Bowl.

    “I think the first year I didn’t know what a huge impact it would be on my life. I feel like maybe I’m a little bit more prepared this year,’’ she said.

    Her cover shot was not supposed to be revealed until Monday night on “Late Night With David Letterman,’’ but a copy of it leaked online Friday, leading Sports Illustrated to issue a high-resolution version of it on Twitter.

    “For me, I like to know everything, so I was actually a little excited (about the photo leaking early),’’ Upton said. “I was able to prepare.’’


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    Bye, bye 30 Rock, hello daddy duty!

    Alec Baldwin, 54, and his wife Hilaria, 28, are expecting their first child together, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

    “We’re so thrilled and we can’t wait to meet our baby,” the couple tell PEOPLE exclusively.

    Hilaria, who is due this summer, announced the news on Extra, where she serves as a Special Correspondent for the show.

    Baldwin, already dad to daughter Ireland, 17, from his previous marriage to Kim Basinger, and Hilaria, a yoga instructor, tied the knot in June after a three month engagement.

    “He’s just really happy,” a source told PEOPLE after the couple announced their wedding plans. “They light up the room whenever they are together.”

    Baldwin, who recently picked up a SAG Award for Best Actor in a TV Series for 30 Rock, is in good company: his former costar Tracy Morgan announced he is also expecting a baby.


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