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A dancing tiger? Yep! That’s what you get in the fifth and final teaser for the Jonas Brothers’ new music video for “Pom Poms.”
So to recap all the short teasers we’ve seen, we have the guys, dancing girls, a marching band, a kid and a milkshake, and a guy dancing in a mascot head. Sounds like a party to us!
Don’t forget the video premieres on E! on April 2!!
In another sci-fi tinged movie aimed at teens, though, Abel finally gets the chance to show his softer side, playing Ian O'Shea in The Host. As one of the few humans left alive after an alien species has colonized earth, Ian is as shocked as anyone when Melanie (Saoirse Ronan) arrives at humanity's last hideout while taken over by Wanderer, the alien Soul now living inside Melanie's body. But Ian's even more shocked when he starts to fall for Wanderer, kicking off one of the most unexpected love triangles in recent movie memory.
Abel, who has been on a relentless press tour with co-star Max Irons (the third point of that love triangle), spoke to me earlier this week on the final leg of the press tour in New York City. I asked him about his experience beating up Mark Wahlberg in The Lovely Bones, how he deals with the crazy pressure of auditioning in a room full of other guys, what it's like to have a role in a would-be franchise that just doesn't work out, and which celebrity got him to wait in line for an autograph. You can see him in The Host everywhere this weekend.
It was fun looking you up, seeing that you had been with Saoirse in The Lovely Bones and seeing the clip of you beating up Mark Wahlberg.
Not many people get to beat up Mark Wahlberg.
I know, right?? He usually does the beating up.
He’s the ass-kicker.
Having moved on from that, do you feel that’s your badass peak?
I hope not. You what’s funny is they were so adamant, "Do not hit Mark. Do not touch him. You can beat the shit out of the stunt double, but do not touch Mark." I’m like, “OK, OK, OK…” So, we choreographed it, it was a pretty brutal scene. I mean I take the baseball bat and pick him up and I punch him and they’re like, “Don’t hit him.” Then I gave him, like a little love tap on the way up. I clipped him with my fist, right? And in that scene, AJ Michalka pulls me off, and this particular take Saoirse’s in the gazebo and fans are blowing. So AJ pulls me off and we have to lie on the ground while Saoirse has this moment, this pushing moment and the whole time I was lying on the ground, thinking, “I just fucking hit him. I just hit Mark Wahlberg,” and by the time I looked up and he looked up and was like [makes a thumbs up gesture]. If he knew people were that stressed about not hitting him, he’d be like, “Fuck off. Do what you have to do," cause he’s a Boston boy.
He wouldn’t have done The Fighter two years later.
Yeah, he’s going to be fine. I’m not going to hurt Mark Wahlberg, but it was fun. It was really fun to be one of the few who got to hit him.
You and Max Irons and Boyd Holbrook are all about same age and auditioning for the same parts and going out and competing against each other, even for this film. Do you feel like you’re able to foster camaraderie despite that, because there’s a sense that on the next job you’ll be there opposite each other in the audition room again?
I mean, you know, yeah, day one you’re competing with thousands of guys and regardless if you get to know them or not. I think it is possible to be friends even if you’re competing. You know, there’s so many guys in rooms that try to psych each other out and it doesn’t work. It only hinders their work.
Max was telling me about being in this audition room where a guy took off his shirt and started doing push-ups to intimidate the competition. Do you have anything that crazy that you’ve seen?
Nothing like that. I tend to leave the room, to be honest. I go in, I sign out, then I try to go outside or in the hallway, because there are those guys that do the weird shit or they’ll just try to talk to you and that might be nerves and that’s fine and sometimes it’s cool, but sometimes you want to be in your own space and do your own thing and get on with it. But, I see friends in audition rooms all the time and it’s great. It’s a great place to catch up because you hardly get to see them. And you realize at this point getting cast has nothing to do, really a lot of times, with your talent, you know... He’s tall and we want a short guy. He’s blond and we want a guy with red hair, you know? So you go in and you just do your job and you really can’t control it.
Are you better now at dealing with that process than you were when you started?
I mean, listen, the audition process is always grueling. You always hope to just get offered things and sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn’t. You just have to go in and pay your dues and read. Auditioning is the worst part. It’s absolutely the worst part. My mentor [acting coach Morgan Sheppard] says, you know, booking the audition is hitting the home run. Filming the movie is just rounding the bases. That’s where the fun is, but all of the work. the stressful work is in the audition room, because you have such a small amount of time to go in, such a small amount of room to prepare usually, a day, to create a fully complex, developed person and show it in three scenes that are pulled from the script. It sucks. It sucks.
Well, you said that you’ve played a bully a bunch of times. Does that make doing a love scene like in The Host harder because it’s a muscle you haven’t exercised as much?
Well, that’s what I wanted to prove, like Percy Jackson, for instance...we just went and filmed the sequel. It takes very little work for me at this point for me to play Luke. I was worried that I wasn’t even present during the scenes because it’s like, “Whatever...this is this. I get it." But I think what’s important about all of the villains I’ve played is the reason I’ve chosen to do them is mostly because of the people involved, the filmmakers involved were tremendous...Steven Spielberg, D.J. Caruso, Peter Jackson...I was a bad guy in that one, but those are the reasons to do these films.
There’s talk of The Host sequel, obviously Stephenie is writing more books. The Percy Jackson sequel is coming up. Then you’ve got something like I Am Number Four, which is set up to be a franchise, and then it doesn't just quite happen. What's the contrast in those experiences, where you set yourself up for maybe being a part of something bigger and then it just doesn’t quite work out as compared to something like Percy Jackson which did become pretty big.
I think it’s unhealthy for the actor to worry about the final product of a project. There’s a lot of people that get paid to have that pressure and worry about the success. So, yes, absolutely you want your movies to be a success, obviously. You don’t want to be a part of a string of shitty films. I mean, the failure of I Am Number Four, that didn’t stop anyone’s career. DJ is directing another movie. Everyone is off doing other things. It happens. We’re artists. We take risks and sometimes those risks don’t pay off but that doesn’t mean you stop creating, so it’s OK.
Do you get the sense with The Host that it's different? There’s not a mall tour for every movie.
You know, Percy Jackson was the only other time/ That was a really good introduction to this for me, because they beat you down. They’re pretty tough. . It’s a lot more work, that’s for sure.
In terms of going from the audition to now?
Yeah, you know, because our job is that we go and we make the movie. That’s the fun, that’s what we’re there to do and then a year later you have to go do like...not that this part isn’t fun. I mean, meeting the fans is really great and really rewarding, but it’s taxing nonetheless, so it is a bit of work. There’s a few actors who say they’ve been paid to promote the movie. They do the work for free. Their payment is from the tour, because it is a lot of work, but with a film like this, you do get to meet fans who are really, really into it and it does give you a bit of a lift up, like book signings at the end of the day and you’re really exhausted and there’s a thousand fans outside and every one of them is so fucking stoked to be there. It’s infectious and it’s rewarding in that way. Especially with Percy, it’s a lot of young kids. They don’t care if there’s cheesy lines or there’s this or that. They’re just so stoked that you’re there, that they get to be there. I was that kid when I was young, who waited in line to get to meet a ball player or something, so I know what that’s like to wait in line to meet somebody.
Who did you meet?
It’s very random. I remember meeting Carlos Baerga, who is the Cleveland Indian’s second baseman, which was huge for me when I was a kid, right. I still have that picture somewhere.
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Love him, love him, love him. I didn't know that Morgan Sheppard (Mark Sheppard's dad) was his mentor. <3
Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio has revealed that he recently discovered he's related to Hollywood actor Steve Buscemi.
Writing on the band's official Twitter account, they revealed that the bassist has been researching his family tree and, after digging through his heritage, found out that he is a distant cousin of the Boardwalk Empire thespian.
"EXCITING NEWS - Chris Baio has been working on a family tree for months and just discovered he is a distant cousin of actor Steve Buscemi," they wrote, before posting a picture of the pair posing together and also adding: "He has reached out to Mr. Buscemi who was VERY EXCITED about the connection. We are thrilled about the potential for showbiz synergy."
It was recently reported that Vampire Weekend have delayed the release of their third studio LP 'Modern Vampires Of The City' by one week. was due to be released on May 7 but will now be with fans on May 14 with "unanticipated delays" cited by the New Yorkers on Facebook. Posting a message to fans about the delay, the band wrote: "Vampire Weekend's upcoming album Modern Vampires of The City will be released on May 14, one week later than originally announced due to unanticipated delays in the production of physical copies of the record. The new date ensures that CDs and vinyl will be in stores on release day. We all worked very hard on this record and promise it will be worth the wait."
Actor Idris Elba has admitted that his confrontation with Liam Gallagher at last month's NME Awards was caused by a row over a hat.
The pair made headlines after they reportedly clashed at an after party at The Ivy in London in February (February 27), with eye-witnesses claiming that they had squabbled because Gallagher made fun of Elba's bobble hat.
Now, in an interview with the Guardian, Elba - star of TV shows such as The Wire and Luther - has confirmed that his choice of headgear was the reason for the incident. Asked if they'd had a fight, he said: "Not really. We just had a little exchange of words."
Then, when asked if his bobble hat had been at the centre of the row, he replied: MY hat, not a bobble hat. It got blown out of proportion, but we kept our hats on, so to speak. It was a good hat, man. I guess he just took against it. He must have thought it looked silly, because he tried to grab it.
Gallagher's band Beady Eye are set to release their second album this year, and the frontman has told NME to expect the record Oasis should have made after '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?'.
He said: "I'm not saying it's better than 'Be Here Now' or it's going to be this or that - I love 'Be Here Now', I won't have a bad word said about it but when you're selling 20 million records, you've got people there going, 'Oh let's just chuck out that formula again'. So I'm a bit disappointed we didn't ever do it. But this fucking record: we've booted the door off the hinges and steamed right in there, into this other world."
Apparently, there's also an article in Zink Magazine, but I can't find the whole thing and could only find these scans. Does anyone have access to the magazine?
It is regularly voted one of the worst movie lines ever.
Standing in a torrential downpour, a soaked Andie MacDowell concludes Four Weddings and a Funeral with the rather unconvincing claim: ‘Is it still raining? I hadn’t noticed.’
Now the actress has defended the film’s infamous closing scene against accusations it is unbearably cheesy, explaining: 'The character was so in love, she wasn’t thinking about the fricking rain.'
Miss MacDowell, 54, said viewers are still ‘obsessed’ by her speech almost two decades after she played Hugh Grant’s American love interest Carrie in the hit romantic comedy.
Final scene: Andie said viewers are still 'obsessed' with the speech she makes in the final scene of the film
And she plans to create a series of spoof YouTube videos in which she will repeat the line in all different weathers.
She said: ‘People are obsessed with that line. I’m going to do a spoof about it. I was talking to my daughter about it.
‘I’ll do one video in the snow, and say “Is it snowing? I hadn’t noticed. Is the sun shining?” I’ll do it in all kinds of weathers.
‘I might run up to random men and hold their face and say it.’
Miss MacDowell spoke to the Daily Mail at an event on Porto, Portugal, to launch a series of holiday charter boats including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee barge the Spirit of Chartwell, which has been bought by a luxury charter company.
The mother-of-three, who has been the face of cosmetics giant L’Oreal since 1986, still combines acting with promotional and modelling work.
In Four Weddings’ climactic final scene, her character arrives at the London home of bumbling Englishman Charles, played by Hugh Grant, after he has spurned his fiancee at the altar.
The pair rapidly become soaked as they declare their love on the pavement in the middle of a torrential thunder storm.
Mr Grant declared: ‘I realised I totally and utterly love one person and it wasn’t the person standing next to me in the aisle. It’s the person standing opposite me now in the rain.’
Mustering all her acting ability, Miss MacDowell replied with the now famous words: ‘Is it still raining? I hadn’t noticed.’
The actress was 36 when she acted in Four Weddings in 1994.
She now admits the special effects department may have overdone the rain, but said she did not feel able to disagree with director Mike Newell.
She said: ‘I actually think it’s a really beautiful line. I don’t have a problem with it. People love to find something to laugh at.
‘I think the scene is gorgeous. If people enjoy making fun of that line, that’s fine.
‘The character was so in love, she wasn’t thinking about the fricking rain. I think perhaps it was raining a bit hard for the line. But that wasn’t my fault. Mike Newell was directing. I wasn’t going to disagree with him.’
She added: ‘We were so cold. I was freezing. I was shivering and your whole body seizes up. We probably did six or seven takes.
‘I don’t think any of us thought at the time it would become such a well-known line.’
Film is an incredibly vast medium, full of amazing feats of human ingenuity and some not so amazing, that has infiltrated pop culture like no other artform in the 21st century. Going to the movies is so commonplace and the world is open to so many new ways to watch film that have never been possible until now. If you haven’t seen a specific movie then you have a myriad of opportunities available to you to correct this.
This brings me to my main topic. There are some movies that film buffs and cinephiles consider some of the greatest art ever made but barely anyone who is a casual movie goer can’t claim to have seen. For the sake of convenience I have made this list to showcase 10 films that I think everyone should see at some point in their lifetime just to be a more well rounded pop culture consumer.
While Psycho is more of a thriller than a horror movie it is able to walk the line between the two so well that it’s hard to argue against it being Alfred Hitchcock’s best film. The man made an entire career out of developing and improving the thriller and suspense genres with Psycho being his crowning achievement. It represents everything that makes Hitchcock so amazing and packs it all into a tense and unforgettable 109 minutes.
The film changed the rules for good by killing off it’s leading lady in the first act of the film and deceiving the audience about who the real villain actually is. The greatest contribution Psycho has made to the world of film will always be the way it revolutionized the typical villain in movies by taking the idea that a monster has to be in-human and making the monster in Psycho seem nice and charming. Many movies have tried to replicate Psycho but all have failed.
5. The Godfather
Before The Godfather the gangster sub-genre was seen as trash and demoralizing but everything changed when Francis Ford Coppola made his seminal movie. Never again were gangster movies seen as lower forms of film. They were now highly revered Oscar winners. The greatest thing The Godfather did was it took every cliche’ surrounding crime films and changed it into something real and captivating.
The narrative structure is more akin to the patron/client system in the ancient Roman culture to Scarface or Public Enemies which adds a layer of humanity to the characters that very few movies can replicate. The relationships of each family member to one another give the movie a sense of familiarity but there is always the looming threat of violence that keeps you enthralled every minute throughout the running time.
4. 8 1/2
The way that Federico Fellini uses dream sequences in 8 1/2 is some of the purest cinema anyone can ever witness. The film tells a relatively simple story of a filmmaker facing complications in making an large scale production that he has undertaken but it walks the line between reality and fantasy in such a way that you never know what is going to happen next. There is no other film that better represents the exploration of creativity the way that 8 1/2 does.
The narrative is basically an autobiography for Fellini himself but he tells his story in such a chaotic manner, with flashbacks turning into dream sequences and the present basically becoming secondary, that the term “Felliniesque” is most easily viewed here than in any of his previous films.
3. Citizen Kane
“The greatest film ever made” as many critics and filmmakers alike have said. Watching Citizen Kane for the first time almost felt like a cultural obligation but it’s impossible not to get caught up in the genius of Orson Welles that it doesn’t matter if Citizen Kane is the best movie ever made or not. The character of Kane is difficult to love but there is some odd, charm that he exudes that makes him an extremely powerful screen presence and a brilliant showcase for the acting talents of Welles.
There is film before and after the arrival of Citizen Kane. You can see its influence in every movie that followed it and by watching what came before it you can see just how revolutionary it was. Welles was never a better director than he is here because he had youthful ignorance and full studio backing. I didn’t want to agree with the popular consensus here but after writing this entry I think I have to.
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey
Science-fiction is an incredibly expansive genre and Stanley Kubrick uses it to tell the grandest story ever committed to film with his sublime masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. The way he is able to bring together so many different elements of cinema to tell his story of human progress is a feat in itself. Kubrick uses every element available to him and with such aplomb that it’s hard to believe he was able to bring everything together and even harder to believe that he succeeded.
He uses light, sound, dialogue, symbolism and actions to create a very surreal and disorienting experience for the viewer that is still the most realistic depiction of space in film history.
1. Taxi Driver
Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro have made many brilliant films together over their incredible and influential careers but Taxi Driver just may be their best. The way that De Niro is able to bring Travis Bickle to life is one of the greatest acting displays of all time but not enough attention is ever given to Michael Chapman’s cinematography. He lights the scenes with a dark touch that gives Scorsese a very open world to direct.
The direction of Taxi Driver is perfect from start to finish but the greatest achievement is the way that the character study of Travis is presented. You really feel like you know the character since De Niro presents him in a morally grey area instead of making him an outright villain or hero.
Sorry, ladies ... Benedict Cumberbatch seems to be off the market.
Reports from the London Daily News yesterday (March 29, 2013), suggest the 36-year-old British actor has secretly got hitched to his long-term relationship.
There had already been speculation that the loved-up pair were set to announce their engagement but it sounds like they might have just jumped straight to wedded bliss! The paper says the actor has been spotted wearing a new wedding ring earlier this week.
The couple is said to have exchanged vows in an intimate morning ceremony at a secret location, before few close friends and family members.
Twitter Reactions To Rumored Wedding
“They certainly looked like a happy couple” a close friend Tweeted on Friday (March 29). But was he referring to the supposed wedding, some fans wondered. Benedict Cumberbatch “secretly married” rumors have caused quite a stir among fans.
“Benedict Cumberbatch Get Married? It should have beeeeeeeen meeeeeeeee!!!!!” — March 29, 2013
“Is it official? There has been so many rumors about Benedict Cumberbatch” — March 29, 2013
Was there a secret wedding? That remains a mystery for now, as the actor’s rep hasn’t commented, nor the couple released an official statement yet.
Do you think Benedict Cumberbatch have secretly wed?
As anticipated, the very first teaser trailer for "Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters" was revealed last night during opening screenings of another fantasy/sci-fi book-to-screen, "The Host"!
Leading actor Logan Lerman did promise "Percy" fans some "bigger monsters" for the first sequel, and they're clearly ready to deliver on that. Let the new old school adventures begin!
Oh, and the teaser also offers up a nice first-glimpse at Stanley Tucci's "great comedic take on" the punished wine God Dionysus. Fun times.
Fox 2000 has not yet made the trailer officially available online, but a temporary recording of the new teaser is attached below. Check it out!
The film also stars Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, Jake Abel, Leven Rambin, Nathan Fillion, Daniel Cudmore, Missi Pyle and Anthony Head.
"Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters" reaches theaters this Aug. 16.
Nick's dancing made me laugh for 20 years.Catchy as hell ,i love it.
update :it was taken down but u can watch it here http://legalifitslove.tumblr.com/post/46702823119/joshutchersonn
Ryan Gosling and Mila Kunis have topped a new poll to find the stars that fans most want to have sex with.
(Warning: May Contain Spoilers For TPBTP)
Unsurprisingly, Gosling topped the male vote, beating the likes of Zac Efron and Adam Levine, who came in second and third place, according to Detail.com readers.
Channing Tatum and Bradley Cooper then rounded out the top five. Pretty hot results, don't you think?
Meanwhile, Mila Kunis topped the female sexual fantasy poll with a whopping 41% of the vote, followed by Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton, Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Alba and Megan Fox.
Although Gosling topped the men's sexual fantasy poll, we doubt there's any competitive vibes when it comes down to him and fellow top-fiver Bradley Cooper, as the Hangover star gushed over how hot the actor is recently.
"Who would ever want to be in a movie where you're the guy that kills Ryan Gosling," Cooper told GQ magazine, speaking of their upcoming movie The Place Beyond The Pines.
"Ryan Gosling looks sexy as hell in this movie, too. He's all muscled out, tattooed up; a super-cool outlaw bank robber who gets to hold a baby for most of the movie."
While the 38-year-old star was extremely complimentary to his co-star, he wasn't so forthcoming with the praises about his own character which he plays in the crime thriller movie.
''And me - my character, this cop who lies and rats on his buddies - is supposed to turn up 45 minutes into the movie and kill Ryan Gosling? I love Ryan. Honour to work with him. He's one of our greatest actors. Nice guy, too.''
Sounds like the beautiful beginnings of a Hollywood bromance to us!
Who would top your poll, ONTD?
In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on newsstands today, we have the exclusive first look at the April 25 episode of The Vampire Diaries, which serves as a backdoor pilot for an Originals spinoff set in The Big Easy. In that hour, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) return to New Orleans — a city they helped build, then fled about 100 years ago when Mikael chased them out — and find that Klaus’ former protégé Marcel (The Game‘s Charles Michael Davis) has turned it into a town where, for all intents and purposes, vampires walk the streets freely. “Marcel’s got people to look the other way while they have these crazy hedonistic parties and do whatever they want,” Morgan says. Shooting one of those soirees earlier this month at New Orleans’ Hotel Royal, which doubled for Marcel’s home, proved memorable for the actor…
“It was three floors of balconies that looked down on the courtyard. Klaus is walking into the party, and there’s all these people feeding and doing really crazy, crazy things. So we were doing it take after take, playing this really loud music, and there were a few guests still staying there, and two things happened: First of all, we were playing the music so loud, at one point, in the middle of a take, someone opened the door and went, “SHUT UP! I’M TRYING TO SLEEP!” and then slammed the door,” Morgan recalls. “It was everything we could do for everyone to just not burst out laughing because it was so ridiculous in the middle of this vampire party. And then the other thing was, of course, it was St. Patrick’s Day weekend over that period that we were filming in the hotel, so we’d suddenly have to stop production while an incredibly inebriated couple stumbled through this vampire party trying to make it to their room. It was an experience. But that’s the pros and cons of filming there,” he says laughing. “You get this amazing atmosphere and these incredible characters, but you also get this amazing atmosphere and these incredible characters that you have to deal with.”
Gillies also had one of his favorite moments of the shoot at the Hotel Royal: “I was doing an EPK [Electronic Press Kit] on a balcony next to a guy who was obviously supposed to be having a ‘romantic weekend’ with his girl, and he came out and started laying into me at a certain point. I just remember thinking that this would normally be a sort of horrifying moment on a shoot, but because I was having so much fun, even that – this awful moment — seemed to have its own magic, its own kind of strange charm to it.”
Numbers are being crunched to determine where the spin-off would be filmed if The Originals gets a series order (that we’ll find out when The CW announces its fall schedule in May). Executive producer Julie Plec knows there’s no substitute for The Big Easy. “One of the things that our director Chris Grismer said is the best part about New Orleans is the history is all right there: If there’s a coat of paint on the walls, it’s covering 10 other coats of paint. If there’s a building, it’s built on the remains of the building before it. Even in the cemeteries, all of the bodies are buried with each other, so an entire bloodline of ancestors are all co-mingling in the dust below these gravestones,” she says. “And they were so accommodating and so glad to see us there. We got to shoot in front of the St. Louis Cathedral, which is the oldest cathedral in the United States. We got to shoot in Lafayette Cemetery, which has been there for hundreds of years. We got to shoot in and around buildings that have been standing since the last great fire. We cast a tour guide that had given me the tour when I went on my research trip back in December. He’s so smart and so good, and he knows so much about the city and the history of the French Quarter specifically.”
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Gillies agrees that no other location can compete: “There’s an electricity in the air in New Orleans, and, when you’re doing vampire stuff, it’s as close as you can get to not feeling silly when you’re shooting it, apart from perhaps somewhere Gothic in Eastern Europe, because you’re like, oh, well, this feels like it would exist here. It’s tremendous. Of course you want to be filming in New Orleans.”
Still, Plec and the actors anticipate setting up shop alongside The Vampire Diaries in Georgia — for both cost and time efficiency. “There’s these huge streets like Bourbon Street and Frenchman Street, which are incredible to film on but impossible to control sound. In New Orleans, you just have to embrace it,” Morgan says. “So the ideal would be if they built a couple of the streets as sets in studios in Atlanta, and then we visited New Orleans a good few times a season. That’s the best of both worlds.”
Gillies concurs with that assessment, too: “Truth be told,” he says, “I think it would be damn near impossible to shoot in Louisiana for the duration. You’re dealing with a lot of drunk people a lot of the time.”
For more on the spin-off episode — exclusive photos and plot details, plus what it means for The Vampire Diaries if it turns into a series (and for the Originals if it doesn’t) – pick up this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, on newsstands now.
Justin Bieber will be prosecuted for allegedly spitting on a neighbor ... at least if the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. gets its way.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Sheriff's investigators will refer the case to the L.A. County District Attorney for review after the investigation is completed, and the Dept. will recommend that criminal battery charges be filed against the singer.
Officially, the Sheriff's Dept. will say they have no recommendation yet because the investigation is not complete. However, our sources say a clear picture has already emerged, and not just over the alleged spitting incident.
We're told members of the Dept. believe it's relevant Bieber has shown a pattern of disregard for the law, including speeding tickets, fights, threats, reckless driving, drugs and more.
Law enforcement sources say it's a cookie-cutter situation they've seen before -- small crimes that escalate over time to serious criminal conduct.
Now the lil twist ... whether Justin is prosecuted or not, people in the Sheriff's Dept. believe he needs professional help to manage his anger and behavior. And they say, it has nothing to do with the fact that he's famous -- anyone going down a "dangerous path" needs serious professional help.
'They were friends, but absolutely nothing more'
By Rachel Maresca / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Going, going Vonn?
Did Kris Humphries, who is the still the legal husband of Kim Kardashian, strike the eye of Tiger Woods' new girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn first?
According to an US Weekly report that surfaced earlier in the week, a source dished to the mag that Woods' Facebook official gal pal was once interested in dating Humphries, however insiders have shut it down by claiming it's "totally untrue."
"Kris did not date Lindsey," a source told E! News. "They were friends, but absolutely nothing more."
Lindsey and I have been friends for some time, but over the last few months we have become very close and are now dating. We thank you for respecting our privacy, " Tiger Woods said and released portraits of himself and Lindsey on his Facebook page and his personal web site on March 18.
The weekly gossip mag had reported that "Woods wasn't Vonn's only suitor … Bachelor No. 2 was none other than Kim Kardashian ex Kris Humphries. They're both from Minnesota, so they had a lot to talk about."
The insider went on to say the duo never got physical and "by October…Vonn had given Humphries the brush-off for the only man who could understand her (referring to Woods)."
One thing is for certain, the Brooklyn Nets star and Vonn were definitly in communication.
Humphries tweeted at the blonde professional skier on June 17, 2012.
"Hanging with a fellow Minnesotan @lindseyvonn. Gotta get her back on lake minnetonka soon!” he wrote.
Ummmm .... okay ?
Sure, Blake Lively was cut from this year’s hit “Side Effects” after requesting too much money, her last two acting gigs were the now-concluded series “Gossip Girl” and last summer’s dud “Savages,” and she doesn’t have any new roles on the horizon.
But don’t pity her — she’s devoting her time to baking.
The 25-year-old actress, who resides with her husband (the actor Ryan Reynolds) in the rural village of Bedford, New York, has lately been in the entertainment press for buying a giant oven and for attending the opening of a Target in Canada. “It feels nice to get a good deal and a great product,” Lively told the Toronto Sun.
Lively is just the latest actress to devote herself to performing the role of a real housewife of Hollywood once acting dries up a little. Her fellow Toronto Target attendee, Sarah Jessica Parker, talked to the Sun about kids’ bathing suits and Easter baskets. Jennifer Garner is by now more famous for showing up at awards ceremonies on the arm of Ben Affleck, doing interviews about children’s skin care, or for paparazzi photos shopping for school supplies than has been in years for her movie work. And Jessica Alba, whose last live-action role in wide release was as the mom in a 2011 “Spy Kids” sequel, has launched a weird feud with Gwyneth Paltrow. Alba has claimed that her book “The Honest Life” is more feasible for the workaday housewife than Paltrow’s tips in email newsletter Goop.
But all of these actresses are allies, not enemies: they’re united in bringing back an old-school sort of stardom, from the studio era when actresses would use their families and domesticity to bolster their images. Think of Joan Crawford allegedly adopting children solely for publicity photos, or Katharine Hepburn — that most undomestic of stars — publishing a brownie recipe. Those stars were humanized (at least for a time!) by their domestic touches. Later came the realization that in a celebrity culture that simultaneously rewards and reviles edgy or neglectful behavior generally, the cover of Redbook and adulation is easy to snag by hewing to an ideal of domestic perfection and talking about it, loudly.
Today’s stars use it to continue manufacturing press. Any celebrity can have or adopt a child or get good at cooking — it’s the truly clever one who can insert herself into the attachment-parenting debate or have an entire second career as a decorator once the agent stops calling.
Perhaps Lively’s truly interested in cooking and home decor — she did interviews about a class she took at Le Cordon Bleu in 2010 — but there’s no denying that it’s a productive angle for the public figure moving from “actress” to “celebrity.” Gwyneth Paltrow, for instance, gets more press coverage than she did in her mid-2000s dry spell for perpetually breaking her silence on what food is good for kids. And if there’s something about it that seems a bit fake — Paltrow is a well-known, award-winning actress with the means to order in every night, for instance, and it’s hard to reconcile Parker’s image as Carrie Bradshaw with her interest in kids’ bathing suits or believe that Alba tests recipes all day long — it seems ungenerous to say so.
Though not herself a mother, just someone who loves homemaking, Lively’s making herself skew older: if there’s one way for a 25-year-old actress to set herself apart from the Jennifer Lawrences and Kristen Stewarts that snatch up all the roles, it’s by making herself safe, approachable, and comforting. Expect the cookbook soon — and then a career renaissance, if not the one Lively first imagined.
Shaving men into shape: Kate Upton stresses the importance of male grooming ‘down there’ in sexy new razor advert
She is currently considered to be one of the hottest women around, who has men of all ages fawning all over her. But for those wondering how they can impress Kate Upton, the answer seems to be in the grooming. In an advert for Gillette the ample chested star reveals it’s ‘very important’ for men she dates to be in order ‘down there.’ Dressed in a low cut white dress, with her long blonde hair loose around her shoulders, the 20-year-old purrs about body hair. When posed with the question of whether she likes men who don’t body groom, she replied: ‘I wouldn’t date a guy who has grooming problems, so no.’
And then when asked how important is it for a guy to groom ‘down there’, looking seductively at the camera she says ‘very important’ and winks. When joined by the other actress, the model addresses a few other hair issues, before saying: ‘If you can do a little grooming, we'll do a little grooming.’
Saturday morning of WonderCon 2013 got started with a panel for the mini-series Vikings featuring cast members Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick and George Blagden as well as Dirk Hoogstra, Executive Vice President of the History Channel.
The panel got started with a clip reel of events that have taken place in the first four hours of the mini-series followed by freelance writer Kate Hahn, acting as moderator, introducing the cast member to the stage.
The first question was lodged to Dirk, asking what made the History Channel to decide to present Vikings as their first scripted drama, especially after the hit-sensation that was Hatfield and McCoys. Dirk answered that the network had done documentaries about Vikings and the subject matter just seemed perfect for them to launch a show about the Norse legends.
Of course, the key to making the mini-series work was getting the right cast with Dirk sharing that they were actually struggling to find the right actor to play the lead role of Ragnar until MGM brought Travis to them. After taking one look at Travis’ screen test, they knew they had their leading man. He went on further to share that to play Lagertha (Katheryn’s character) was not going to be easy either; and they had to find someone who could play the wife and mother but also be strong enough to be a shield maiden. They found that in Katheryn, who not only has a long background in martial arts but is also a certified bodyguard.
Katheryn went on to share that her first love was martial arts, starting at the age of 7. She also shared that she earned her junior black belt at the age of 13 and she loves the physical side of training so the work involved in preparing to play Lagertha was very different from what she has done in the past. This was also the first time she had ever worked with a sword and a shield so that was quite new to her; but she did share that for the first three months on set, she was the only woman on set, and that was quite fun for her.
George then shared that the first scene he filmed was the proposition scene between Ragnar, Lagertha and his character, Athelstan, where they ask him to join them in bed; and he said that he was quite “terrified” by that; and, of course, Travis gave him a hard time about that. But then the conversation veered to George sharing that he actually visited the island where the original raid took place (in which the Vikings abduct the priest from the English abbey) for about 3 to 4 days during pre-production and how it was “a lot scarier than he thought it would be”.
While the cast could not share too much reveals on what it to come in the remaining episodes of the mini-series, they could share that episode seven is a personal favorite for several of them and that the final episode is quite strong. Episode 8 will also explore the pagan belief of the Vikings, which will prove to be a conflict for Athelstan.
Soon enough, the panel was opened up for audience questions with several questions about the language that is used in the mini-series and how the actors learned the language. Katheryn shared that they have a dialect coach as well as a bible of sounds from which to use on a regular basis; but obviously since there is no concrete knowledge of the Norse language, as much research was done to make it as authentic as possible.
As the panel came to an end, the audience was thrilled to see a teaser clip of what will happen in the next new episode that is set to air on the History Channel tomorrow night, March 31 at 8/7c.
Sorry, I couldn't find the Travis pictures without the watermark :( Also, this is my first post to the com but On Edges did a photoshoot with George Blagden months ago, but won't release anymore photos besides this one unless they get 400 followers on twitter, so if you could help us poor George fans out and follow them long enough that we could get it, I'd be so thankful :(
ps hope i did everything right this time mods, sorry! x