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  • 03/19/13--21:55: MPGiS Episode 16
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    LOLZ stay bitter~

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    During an intense hot-button-question filled episode of "The Face" last night, Wendy Williams tackled a really important issue—you know, when she asked Devyn if it was "hard to be a black girl model?" and it snowballed from there. The full exchange, right here:

    Wendy: Is it hard to be a black girl model?

    Devyn: I don't really consider myself to be a black girl model. I mean, I know what my ethnicity is, but I'm fair-skinned and I feel like I have an international look.

    Wendy: So you don't feel black.

    Devyn: No, that's not what I said, whatsoever.

    Naomi Campbell (in the wings): What the f*ck does she mean? That's a disgrace! She's a black girl.

    While Devyn was probably nervous and under-pressure at that moment, it's still a thought-provoking topic for discussion. Black models still face challenges on a regular basis, yet they've been making history for decades. Just look to icons including guest star Pat Cleveland, plus groundbreakers Beverly Johnson, Grace Jones, Iman, Naomi Campbell (who was not pleased with Devyn's responses), Tyra Banks and Veronica Webb. Despite their successes, every black runway legend has been forced to face the same question Devyn did: "Do I identify as a 'model,' a 'black model' or both?

    What's your take on the topic and on Devyn's response?


    I could not believe her when I saw that. And I don't buy the nerves excuse, nerves can only make you do/say so much. Either way, move the fuck over and make room for queen Ebony, Devyn.

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    If there was any doubt that the toolish Wil Wheaton character on The Big Bang Theory is a very fictionalized version of  the real Wil Wheaton, well, read on, and that doubt won’t last much longer than anyone caught in the path of a phaser set to kill.

    On The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon Cooper ranks Wil Wheaton as his sixth all-time enemy— his contempt for the Star Trek: The Next Generation actor dates back to a 1995 convention that Sheldon traveled to via 10-hour bus ride to meet his childhood hero, only to discover upon arrival that Wil Wheaton hadn’t shown up.

    The real-life Wheaton wrote a post on his Facebook page Tuesday about a full weekend of meeting fans that was decidedly different from Sheldon’s no-show story. The post starts out as a rather familiar and typical story about the joy a life-long geek-turned-famous finds in paying it forward at conventions, meeting fans who stand in line for hours to get his autograph and to share their appreciation for his work, much as he did at conventions growing up. Wheaton explains that last weekend at MegaCon in Orlando, Fla., he met “dozens of people who told me that they were scientists, engineers, doctors, or programmers because they were inspired by Wesley Crusher.”

    But his story turns worthy of an PopWatch post with the word “tearjerker” in the headline when Wheaton begins to recount one meeting with a fan “that stands out, that moved me so much, I’ve been struggling to find the right words to recount it.” He ends the post — about meeting a fan who recovered from illness and years later was well enough to come to his signing– by saying “I’m still overwhelmed when I think about what that means, and how I was part of it.” PopWatchers, grab a box of tissues and read an excerpt from his story below, then click over to Wheaton’s Facebook page for the full recounting:

    On Saturday, a young woman walked up to my table with her husband and her two children. She handed me a typed letter and told me that she knew she wouldn’t be able to get through what she wanted to say to me, and would I please read it.

    I unfolded it, and read her story. When she was a young girl, she had a serious complication due to her Lupus, and her doctors told her that she would never walk again. She had a photo of me, though, that she took with her to physical therapy every day, and the therapists would hold it up for her and encourage her to walk toward it — toward me — while she recovered. She made a promise to herself, she said, that she would walk again some day, and if I was ever in her town, she would walk up to meet me. At the end of her letter, she thanked me for being there, so she could *walk* to meet me.

    I looked up at her through tears, and she looked back at me through her own. I stood up, walked around my table, and put about fifteen feet between us. I held my arms open, and asked her to walk over to me. She began to cry, and slowly, confidently closed the distance between us. I embraced her, and we stood there for a minute, surrounded by thousands of people who had no idea what was going on, and cried together.

    “I’m so proud of you,” I said, quietly, “and I am so honored.”

    We wiped the tears away, and I sat back down to sign a photo for her. I looked at her young children. “Your mom is remarkable,” I said, “and I know you don’t get it, because she’s, like your mom? But you have to trust me: she is.”

    Wheaton’s full post, which already has over 9,700 likes, is available to read here.


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    Brienne of Tarth might be one of the more somber, conservative characters on "Game of Thrones," but the actress who plays her, Gwendoline Christie, is nothing like that. The same can be said of Jaime Lannister's Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and putting the two of them together in real life is guaranteed comedy. The duo filmed might be enemies on screen, but they have developed a rapport after filming the majority of Season 3 together that is wonderful to see at play.

    Zap2it attended a press day for "Game of Thrones" Season 3 and spoke to Christie and Coster-Waldau about what fans can expect from the next 10 episodes of HBO's hit fantasy series. Among the jokes being tossed between the two actors were some thoughtful teases of the upcoming season. Here are some highlights:

    Christie and Coster-Waldau after being asked to tease their storylines this season...

    Coster-Waldau: "Gwen."

    Christie: "Okay, Nikolaj, thanks for tossing that over first. Ugh. Well, you know, as ever with 'Game of Thrones,' you expect the unexpected, so everything continues to be turned on its head. What do you think of that answer?"

    Coster-Waldau: "Well, we just started so I'm going to be nice now. You did your best."

    Christie: "Okay, okay, but I think maybe you could do better."

    Coster-Waldau: "[laughs] No, it was a great answer. I think for us, when we meet them in episode 2 (bummed that they aren't going to be in the first episode :'( ), they're still on their way back to King's Landing. Jaime's not happy with this situation, she's in control, and he's trying his very best to get out of this situation, to get rid of her, and he does so in his own charming way I guess by driving her mad."

    Christie: "He doesn't really drive her mad. He irritates her, but I wouldn't say he drives her mad. I think that would be a little, you know, overambitious of you to say that. I don't think anyone else would say that either, but that's your personal take."

    On the actual ending of "A Song of Ice and Fire"...

    Christie: "David Benioff bet Kit Harington $20 that he wouldn't jump on the revolving Iron Throne [at the Los Angeles 'Game of Thrones' premiere]. [Harington] did that and he said, 'Join me,' and I said, 'Why not?' And I jumped on his lap. ... Yes, that was the worst spoiler [for how the series ends]. We released the worst spoiler possible and we'd like to communicate that to the public. Brienne Snow. It's Brienne who is Jon Snow's mother."

    On why Jaime and Brienne aren't in the premiere episode...

    Christie: "We're not in [the show] at all. The whole thing. Just removed. It's a whole separate spinoff show." [Writer's note: Christie is totally joking, because Jaime and Brienne arrive in episode 2.]

    On how Jaime and Brienne's relationship evolves in Season 3...

    Christie: "She kills him. [laughs] It's the second episode, that's why they saved it. She kills him, and then he dies, and that's it. Yeah, and then she gets together with Jon Snow, and they unite, and then they share the Iron Thrones."

    Coster-Waldau: "It is an adaptation."

    Christie: "That's another spoiler for you."

    Coster-Waldau: "I don't know how much we can tell you. In big terms, I'd say their relationship does evolve and there are a lot of twists and turns on their little journey."

    Christie: "And I think they find themselves in situations they could never predict or expect."

    On whether or not Jaime and Brienne will finally get to take their long-awaited bath after being in the woods for so long...

    Coster-Waldau: "Well, maybe we might have a bath at some time."

    Christie: "I think everybody washes."

    Coster-Waldau: "I think Jaime would love a bath."

    (screaming rn)

    Christie about how Brienne's separation from Catelyn will affect her...

    Christie: "I think Brienne's always been quite a solitary figure anyway. Away from [Catelyn], she's remaining faithful to her by carrying on her mission as best she can. The determination she shows to exercise her will over the slippery Jaime Lannister. He is shackled and she could kill him because he is antagonizing her. [Coster-Waldau gives her a look] You know, out of consideration for you I popped in the word 'shackled,' but I will do no such act of generosity from here on out.

    "But she's carrying on the mission and she's carrying on the respect that she has for that woman and I think she's connected to her through her oath and what she's pledged. I don't think she misses her, I don't think it's an emotional kind of tearing. I think that Brienne has thus far not had that kind of connection to a human being before. Obviously there was Renly, but that was a relationship that was based very much in the mind more than actuality."

    On the theme of Season 3...

    Christie: "I think Season 2 was about war, and I think Season 3 is about the aftermath of that. It's so generalized, I'm sorry. Everything becomes just much more complex. It's so boring [an answer]."

    "Game of Thrones" Season 3 premieres on HBO on March 31 at 9:00 p.m.

    omg I love these two sfm, they're hilarious. I'm bummed they won't be in ep1, but omfg if we get the bath scene...


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    This weekend, MTV is hosting a marathon of three vintage Real World seasons ahead of the premiere of The Real World: Portland. The weekend will kick off with season 1 (New York), which was partly famous for the racial tension between Kevin Powell and Julie Gentry. On Saturday, younger viewers can re-visit Las Vegas, which was home to season 12′s trashiest of casts.

    Finally, on Sunday, The Real: San Francisco will re-air. Season three was famous for introducing audiences to gay cast member, Pedro Zamora, and his struggle with AIDS. That season aired in the early days of the epidemic and was helpful in putting a human face on the issue.

    The show begins Sunday, March 24, at 8 a.m while the full marathon starts on Friday, March 22, at 8 p.m.


    Favorite 'Real World' moment?

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  • 03/20/13--20:13: Borgias season 3 promo(s)

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    It's been online for a few days now, and I was waiting for it to be posted here but it hasn't been (yet). At least, I don't think so. WE GET TO SEE GIULIA, FINALLY!

    There is also this Behind The Scenes video that everyone has probably seen by now. I looked in the tag and didn't find it, so I'm sorry if it's been posted and I somehow missed it! Let's talk about how exciting these 45 seconds are, shall we?


    P.S: Mods, I've added the source now... it's just YouTube.

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    Mike White has been tapped by DreamWorks to adapt Matthew Quick’s latest work, “The Good Luck of Right Now.” DreamWorks acquired feature rights to “Good Luck” in mid-January.

    The story follows the intertwined lives of four outsiders who, amid grieving over pain and loss in their lives, come together to form a most unlikely family. HarperCollins is planning to publish the book in spring 2014.

    Quick’s “The Silver Linings Playbook” was published in 2008. The feature version was adapted by director David O. Russell.

    White was the co-creator, co-executive producer, writer and actor for HBO’s “Enlightened,” which recently completed a two-season run. He directed 2007′s “Year of the Dog” from his own script.

    still ridic upset about Enlightened. fuck you, hbo.

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    Currently for sale on American Eagle’s website are “Skinny Skinny” jeans — the brand’s skinniest jeans ever created. Sounds cool, right? Well, the catch is that these jeans aren’t jeans. They’re cans of spray paint that come in two colors, Indigo and Bright Light, and are part of a 1,000 piece limited edition run. A quick visit to the product’s page reveals an image of the two cans side by side, either color option selling for $49.95. The “new!” and “exclusive” product is further promoted by a video, which might be slightly NSFW, where happy wearers of the “pants” hail them as the skinniest they’ve ever worn. Umm…no, duh.

    So what do we call this? A brilliant marketing gimmick? A sick reflection on how tight people like their pants? You tell me.


    Obviously an April fools joke. But still ridiculous.

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    I'm an avid recycler, so every little last scrap gets recycled from me. At my house in L.A., I have low-flow showerheads and I drive a Prius. I have horses and often give their manure to my friends for their garden," says Matthew Rhys, adding that on the set of his FX drama "The Americans," "everyone was given their own water bottle at the beginning so that we would cut down on bottles and plastic cups."
    In the Wednesday night '80s-set series, already renewed for a second season, Rhys and Keri Russell play KGB spies posing as a suburban couple who face increasing strains on their arranged marriage. Initially, he explains, Phillip and Elizabeth were equally doctrinaire, but time in the U.S. — and the birth of his two children — have changed him. "I think Philip is in this great transition. It's like stalemate because he knows he wants to make a move and he wants to do something about it, it's just he isn't quite sure how to get out."
    Despite the fact that he doesn't hesitate to kill, "Philip comes from a decent moral place in many ways and he has a love for the lifestyle they've created," Rhys continues. "There's a lot of push and pull in the marriage; the chess game they play with each other where revelation after revelation has come out and the amount of betrayal involved so it won't be resolved overnight."
    That emotional complexity was the main draw for Rhys, previously best known for "Brothers and Sisters," but there were other reasons he deems the role "an absolute career high. It has everything you want as an actor. The action element is fantastic. I have a magnificent stunt double, but we did a few weeks' martial arts training and Joe Weisberg, the creator, who is an ex-CIA operative himself, did some counter-surveillance work with myself and Keri," notes Rhys, who also read and watched documentaries for research.
    Learning occasional lines in Russian "has been a little bit of a linguistic struggle for me," Rhys admits, but he relishes the variety of disguises he's called upon to wear. He also enjoys working with Russell, calling her "an absolute joy. She has an incredibly mischievous sense of humor, which drives me insane, but we do have fun making this show."
    As a boy, Rhys fantasized about becoming a soldier or a cowboy and other "classic boyhood things," and realized if he became an actor he could play those parts. "The glory of this crazy, maniacal job is that you get the opportunity to live out boyhood fantasies. At the moment I'm ticking off the 'spy' one."
    When filming ends next month, Rhys plans to go on a horse riding expedition in Mongolia. "That's my idea of heaven," he says. "I'm looking forward to it enormously."


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    daniel bb

    Novelist Rebecca Miller, the wife of Oscar-winning method actor Daniel Day-Lewis, has said that living with her intense "method actor" husband has enhanced her writing.

    The 55-year-old actor is known for living and breathing the life of his film characters both on and off the set, but while many women would find waking up to an entirely different persona every morning a bit of a challenge, Miller sees the benefits.

    " I think it’s helped,’ the 50-year-old novelist told the Daily Mail. ‘Writing is a lot about creating characters, inhabiting them.’

    She adds that whereas filmgoers get to see the end result of her husband's work, her glimpses are ‘private, and people don’t get to see’ the creative process.

    Day-Lewis lauded his wife's patience when he accepted his Best Actor Oscar last month for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's historical drama.

    ‘Since we got married 16 years ago my wife Rebecca has lived with some very strange men,’ he said. ‘I mean they were strange as individuals and probably even stranger if taken as a group. But luckily she’s the versatile one in the family and she’s been the perfect companion to all of them.’

    Miller, who is the daughter of playwright Arthur Miller, says she is accustomed to living with her husband's many personas.

    'All his characters are wonderful to live with, in their own way,’ she says, adding: ‘My favourite was Abe .  .  . because he filmed away from home, and I didn’t have to live with him.’

    The couple, who split their time between Ireland and New York, live with their sons, 14-year old Ronan and ten-year-old Cashel, and Day-Lewis's 17-year old son Gabriel by French actress Isabelle Adjani.

    Miller's latest novel, 'Jacob's Folly,' was published last week in the US. It is about an 18th Century Parisian Jewish merchant reincarnated into a housefly in modern-day New York.


    I had no fucking idea my bb ddl was married ! I thought he was getting cozy with his co-star sally.
    Daniel can I be your soon-to-be co-star so you can kiss all up on me when you win an award?!

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    Cersei Lannister invites you in.

    George R.R. Martin and Tyrion Lannister.

    Rory McCann and The Hound.

    Nicolaj Coster-Waldeau and Jaime Lannister. omfg, he looks gorgeous.

    Maisie Williams and Arya Stark.

    Kit Harrington and Jon Snow.

    Peter Dinklage and Tyrion Lannister.

    Richard Madden and Robb Stark.

    Sophie Turner and Ned Stark.

    Rose Leslie and Jon Snow.

    Lena Headey and Cersei Lannister. Thanks, pumpkinspice_03!

    More at the source!

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    LGBT activist John M. Becker posted audio of Michelle Shocked’s recent outburst at Yoshi’s in San Francisco, and transcribed the important bits.

    Shocked claims her words were misinterpreted and insists “I do not, nor have I ever, said or believed that God hates homosexuals (or anyone else),” but you be the judge.

    Shocked’s message of hate, which came during her encore, starts in at around 4:36 (emphasis ours):

    MS: So it’s not too late. You can jump into this Jesus gang anytime you want. But, um, I was in a prayer meeting yesterday, and you’ve gotta appreciate how scared, how scared folks on that side of the equation are. I mean, from their vantage point — and I really shouldn’t say ‘their,’ because it’s mine, too — we are nearly at the end of time.

    And from our vantage point, we’re gonna be, uh, I think maybe Chinese water torture is gonna be the means, the method — once Prop 8 gets, uh, instated, and once, um, preachers are held at gunpoint and forced to marry the homosexuals, I’m pretty sure that that will be the signal for Jesus to come on back.

    At one point, she seems to dare the audience to call her a bigot (5:40):

    MS: If someone would be so gracious as to please tweet out, ‘Michelle Shocked just said from stage, God hates faggots.’ Would you do it now?

    She then responds to blogger Matt Penfield, who live-tweeted the show, about the likelihood that fans were going to talk about her comments.

    MS: I ain’t scared. I ain’t skeered. This is not a tribunal, this is one woman’s opinion.

    And it’s fun. It’s a lot of fun. I am so committed to loving each and every soul in this room tonight that I could not come here and ignore you. I could not come here and pretend that I was above the conversation, and I couldn’t pretend that I was beneath it either. I had to join it.

    Um, that’s the kind of stuff the crazy guy who shouts Bible verses on the N train says to us.

    At this point the audience is confused and pissed off. It seems like Shocked might get back to singing, when a woman shouts:

    I hope you get wise, Michelle, and realize that there’s nothing to fear. There’s nothing to fear. Everybody is deserving of your — whoever your God is — his love.

    By the 7:42 mark, Shocked has gotten angry (Becker says she “literally hisses” :

    MS: I am sick of Christians filled with hypocrisy, hiding behind the symbol of the cross.

    Audience member: Come on, show it. Show your true self. Come on!

    Audience member: I’m confused. Can you clarify? Say what you mean. Come on, Michelle. What are you so afraid of?

    MS: I believe that the word of God is just what it says it is: the truth.

    By the 8:15 mark, audience members have started walking out, at which point Shocked begins praying in Spanish.

    MS (16:07): Oh, don’t bother to applaud, it’s not needed. [applause] I don’t think I can handle all the adulation right now.

    Audience Member: That’s because you don’t deserve any.

    Audience Member: Everyone should get up and leave. That was rotten! That was a horrible thing to say, if that’s what you believe…

    Audience Member: Somebody over there thinks she means something different. Maybe you’ve been confusing.

    MS (16:31): I’ve got a question for y’all. It’s a sincere question: how are you enjoying reality so far?

    Audience Member: It’s not your reality…

    MS: Sucks pretty much, doesn’t it?

    Audience Member: It’s her reality, not ours…

    MS (interrupting): You can’t have both.

    Audience Member (continuing): Don’t come to San Francisco saying that shit.

    MS: ‘Don’t come to San Francisco saying that shit.’ Let’s take that note. I just got a tweet, it said ‘Don’t come to San Francisco saying that shit.’ Where do I go to say that shit?

    Audience Member: Uh, Arkansas?

    Audience Member: Wow, that’s so weird. You’re so weird.

    MS: Yeah, it is weird.

    Audience Member: Your reality is tweets?

    MS (interrupting): This is not my choice.

    Audience Member (continuing): Your reality is tweets. According to this show, we spent like 20 percent of the show on tweets, 80 percent was a show, and 40 percent was homophobia.

    Audience Member: Get her out of here!

    And then the Yoshi’s management intervenes (17:18):

    Yeah, I’m sorry ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much for joining us tonight at Yoshi’s.

    MS: You’re pullin’ the plug, you’re givin’ me the hook y’all.

    Audience Members: Hell no! Go on! Sing!

    Shocked tried to continue performing for the remaining audience members, but Yoshi’s management started shutting the venue down around her. Passing the hat around for donations, she finally ends her swan song by saying, “God bless us, everyone.”

    Sorry, Michelle—it’s kind of hard to misinterpret what you were saying. Shocked has become increasingly erratic and reactionary since being born again some years back. And sadly, as some commenters have suggested, it does seem like she was suffering from some kind of episode that night.

    We can have sympathy for that, but to go to the media and defend such statements in the clear light of day? That’s simply inexcusable.


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    [WARNING: The following story reveals major details about Wednesday's episode ofLaw & Order: SVU. Read at your own risk.]

    After weeks of teases and debate, Wednesday'sLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit finally revealed Detective Olivia Benson's mystery man.

    Returning spring shows: Where we left off

    And he is... Brian Cassidy! Sure, the show had planted the seeds of the relationship in the season premiere when Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Cassidy (Dean Winters), who hooked up way back on SVU's first season, shared a kiss in the hospital. But when TVGuide.com visited the show's New York set for the filming of the big reveal, executive producer Warren Leight confessed that when the arc was first conceived, Cassidy wasn't the writers' first choice.

    "We had initially assumed it would be Haden [Harry Connick Jr.]," Leight says. "But there was something interesting between Dean and Mariska. When there was the hospital kiss scene, we were leaning towards it. But we weren't sure how much we were going to pay it off, and then we just decided to go a little farther. I think if we did our job right, everybody looking back will go, 'Duh.' But it's interesting that there's been debate."

    Although the identity of Benson's secret lover might not have been completely surprising, the reveal itself was pretty spectacular. On Wednesday's episode, a woman accused Cassidy of rape when he was working undercover. When Amaro (Danny Pino) and Munch (Richard Belzer) head to Cassidy's apartment to question him, they catch Benson walking out of Cassidy's bedroom — wearing the checkered shirt last seen by Benson's companion on her flight to the Bahamas.

    Exclusive: SVU books Shameless star for episode about violent youths

    So, why has the couple been able to make the relationship work this time around? "I think Cassidy grew up a little bit in the last 13 years," Winters says. "He was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, and she was a seasoned cop. I think he went off and he got seasoned. [And] I think there's a little familiarity there, which seems like something she might need right now."

    Hargitay agrees. "There's an ease to them," she says. "They keep going back together because it just feels comfortable and safe and easy. We're exactly what each other needs right now. Both of us have commitment issues and both of us put our work first. So it's unlikely, but it's a perfect fit."

    Then again, the episode seems to have put strain on the relationship a bit. Although Cassidy was ultimately exonerated, Winters suggests that even the slightest hint of distrust on Benson's part could be trouble. "I think the future with Benson is uncertain," he says. "The thing that you want most in your life is your woman to have faith in you, and I'm not sure that she does. That's a real crusher. But there is chemistry there, and I think the two characters do long for each other."

    Get scoop on all the must-see new spring shows

    Leight admits that early drafts of the script did, in fact, feature Cassidy ending things with Benson on the courthouse steps."We went back and forth on it, and Mariska was a little sad to read it," he says. "I think she opened herself up a lot with Haden and got clobbered. ...  I just didn't want to take her heart out of her chest and smash it again.

    "This is a relationship that isn't asking for as much overt risk-taking," Leight continues. "The nature of their relationship is not so much a Mr. Right, but a Mr. Right Now. Sometimes those port-in-a-storm relationships are very helpful. I'm glad that she has a little company."

    Hargitay agrees that Benson is approaching the relationship cautiously, but she suggests that perhaps that approach will improve the couple's chances at longevity. "I think she's a little bit off love," she says. "She doesn't have any unrealistic expectations [about the relationship], but it fills a need. That's the beauty of it. Because she doesn't think that it has legs, that's the reason it might last."

    Check out photos of the SVU cast

    Leight says he'd like to check in on Benson and Cassidy before the end of the season, but acknowledges that the show also has to deal with the episode's other big shocker. While testifying in Cassidy's trial, Amaro is forced to admit that he once carried on a long-term relationship with the sister of the drug kingpin he was targeting while working undercover. Even worse, Amaro learns that he fathered a child with the woman that he never knew about.

    "Amaro is very buttoned-down. He keeps things in control, and I thought, 'I'd like to, in some way, dirty him up or knock him for a loop,'" Leight says. "There aren't tremendous legal implications for Amaro, but there are tremendous emotional implications for him. How do you tell the wife with whom you are trying to figure out your status [about this]? And when does his daughter meet her half brother?"

    Adds Pino: "Amaro came in kind of as a rogue. He's tried to conform to being this detective with a suit and a tie, but he's not that guy. He's been trying to be as close to a perfect SVU detective as possible, but that mask is now off and he's been revealed. To see him as fallible and see him as imperfect is a lifeline. I like to see Amaro struggle, but he's going to do the right thing. Taking responsibility is important. ... Amaro knows his biggest responsibility is to his kids."

    And how will this pair of reveals affect the partnership between Benson and Amaro? Although Pino admits his character felt betrayed by Benson's secrecy, he doesn't predict any irreparable damage. "Any relationship that is solid is forged with controversy and conflict," he says. "I think we understand each other, we trust each other and we have the ability to hurt each other. Amaro is hurt by her in the episode, but are they past the point of not being able to reconcile? Absolutely not. Partners take a hit and learn from it and hopefully it makes the relationship stronger."

    What did you think of the episode's many reveals? SVU airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on NBC.

    About time they tackled the "legitimate rape" comment made by Todd Adkin.

    I know, tl;dr but I did my best with the bold


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    This one is truly a story of heroism with a touch of hulk-like strength.

    Chris Masters

    Former WWE star Chris The Masterpiece Masters saved his mother who was trapped in her burning house by literally pulling a tree from the ground and using it to bash through a window.

    It all started when the wrestling champion received a call from his uncle Tuesday night saying that his mother's neighbor had gone off the deep end and barricaded himself with her inside her Los Angeles home, reports TMZ. The neighbor threatened to burn down the house if anyone tried to enter. Masters, real name Chris Mordetzky, tried to calm the man down, but it didn't work and he was forced to call the cops. When they showed up, the neighbor set the house on fire. That's when the wrestler uprooted the tree with his bare hands and tossed it through the window to get to his mother.


    I hope that stupid neighbor gets locked up .......

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    (Don't hate me just yet, bbs, the show is over next week and this post is an excuse to bitch about Coco and/or praise Naomi, whatever you like best)

    Meet supermodel (and star of “The Face”) Coco Rocha (center, posing with her team of models) who’s sharing her experience filming the high-stakes modeling competition on Oxygen. Rocha, Karolina Kurkova and Naomi Campbell each selected four girls to compete on their team, with losing teams submitting models for elimination each week. In her sixth blog, Rocha dishes on model faux pas and backstage drama.

    This week’s episode of The Face is all about being a brand ambassador. The most envied campaigns in fashion and beauty nearly all require that the model be able to speak, sometimes extensively, about a product. Learning how to communicate as a brand ambassador is a must.

    Lights, Camera … : The challenge is a red carpet press event thrown by a magazine. The clients are journalist William Norwich and iconic model Pat Cleveland, both experts on red carpet etiquette, who will look at how the girls walk and hold themselves in front of press, photographers and fans, as well as they answer questions. Billy and Pat teach the girls how to pose for the cameras in their Guido Maria Kretschmer gowns, and remind them that “to admit when you don’t know something” is the height of intelligence. In other words, no making stuff up.

    On the red carpet, Ebony (Team Karolina) breezes through a tough question from Wendy “How You Doin’” Williams about her children having different fathers. Devyn tells Wendy that she doesn’t categorize herself as a “black girl model” and Naomi calls her out. “That’s a disgrace!” she says, throwing Devyn off her game and making her think she has lost it for her team.

    Next, Jocelyn (Team Naomi) is upstaged by former pageant queen Zi Lin on the red carpet. Jocelyn refuses to answer a question about her mystery “reality star boyfriend.” Zi Lin is asked the name of her eyeshadow (by Ulta, the brand these girls represent) and instead of admitting she doesn’t know, she starts talking about how her name means purple in Chinese and then says of the eyeshadow “I call it Ulta Special Purple.” Googling that product name does not get you very far.

    Team Coco does well. Margaux quickly fires back at a negative comment about her height with the classic example of 5-foot-7 Kate Moss. Although inaudible to anyone else, Naomi thinks she hears Margaux mispronounce the apparently complex and nuanced name ‘Moss’ and calls her out on that. It’s an act both distracting and completely uncalled for considering no one criticized Zi Lin’s pronunciation, ever.

    Adoring Public: Team Karolina wins and Naomi gives the news to her girls, saying, “We’ve won three challenges, Karolina has won three challenges, and Coco’s won zero.” Although technically correct, my team won the biggest challenge of all: the public vote. Fans of the show gave Team Coco 70% of the popular vote online, leaving just 18% for Naomi and 12% for Karolina. Whatever the outcome of The Face’s challenges, the people have spoken and they loved the way my girls played the game.

    Karolina is faced with the difficult task of sending two girls home this week. Apparently Naomi’s name-calling last week made no impact on her as she puts Zi Lin and Margaux, arguably the two strongest girls in the competition, through to the finale. Stephanie leaves with her head held high and says she is walking away as a model and that she never could have said that before.

    Talk That Talk: Of course the show cannot end there. Despite the fact that both of our teams lost, Naomi seems determined to make Team Coco feel like somehow we’re the real losers, saying she’s “yet to be inspired” by us.

    Regardless of how the points are divided, I’m very proud of my team. As aspiring spokespeople for Ulta Beauty, none of my girls made up an imaginary brand name like Zi Lin did. “Do not say my girl lied, you better re- check your facts,” says Naomi. I remind her those were the client’s words, but Naomi couldn’t care less and goes off topic telling me “Check your lipstick, before you come and talk to me, because you’re wearing it.” For the record, my purple lipstick was not called “Ulta Special Purple.”


    It sure can be just PR but damn, Coco is going out of her way to make it clear she can't stand Naomi (and how annoyed she is by Zi Lin). And yes non-watchers, you should be watching this show.

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