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Get ready for the return of BBC AMERICA's hit original drama series COPPER with the exclusive new trailer for season 2, featuring singer-songwriter IRON AND WINE's cover of Stephen Foster's 1854 song "Hard Times Come Again No More."
Then, don't miss the Premiere of COPPER Season 2 *** Sunday June 23 at 10/9c *** Only on BBC America
Set on the hard streets of New York City in 1865, Tom Weston-Jones returns as Detective Kevin Corcoran, an Irish-American cop who seeks justice for the powerless in the notorious immigrant neighborhood of Five Points.
Following the upheaval during the finale of last season, Corcoran struggles to keep the untamed, post-war city in line while dealing with the horrible truth about what happened to his wife and child -- and his best friend's betrayal. As he attempts to rebuild his life, those around him strive to find their place in the American saga -- be it for good or evil.
Joining the cast this season is veteran actor DONAL LOGUE (Sons of Anarchy, Terriers), alongside returning cast members FRANKA POTENTE (American Horror Story), ATO ESSANDOH (Django Unchained), KYLE SCHMID (Arrow), ANASTASIA GRIFFITH (Once Upon a Time).
Producers from CBS’s upcoming summer series Under the Dome, based on the novel by Stephen King, took to the WonderCon stage Saturday night to give the crowd a taste of what to expect from the series, starring Mike Vogel, Dean Norris, and Rachelle Lefevre.
On the show, premiering June 24, a small New England town is inexplicably cut off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome, leaving the town to deal with both the larger implications of their new predicament (dwindling resources, how the heck it got there) and smaller, character-based conflicts (lovers are split, personalities clash). But there’s much more to it all. Check out 5 highlights from the panel, which included Norris, Lefevre, and executive producers Neal Baer (ER, Law & Order: SVU), Jack Bender (Lost, Alias) and Brian K. Vaughan, who also acts as showrunner for the series.
+ It will deviate from the book
Vaughan said King gave them his blessing early on to expand the scope for the series. “He told us, ‘Really use the book as a jumping off point. Use the characters, use the themes, but don’t be afraid to go to new places.’” said Vaughan. In fact, Vaughan joked that during one of King’s visits to the writer’s room, the author was “really supportive of some things we changed from his book which I thought he was going to stab me for.”
+ This isn’t Lost, but we want to ‘rip off from lost as much as possible’
Even though Dome features Lost alums both in front of the camera (Jeff Fahey, who played Frank Lapidus, plays the sheriff in the pilot) and behind the scenes, don’t expect too many nods to the sci-fi staple. “The plan is for us to be us and to do a different show,” Bender said. But that doesn’t mean a few creative cues won’t be taken, added Vaughan. “All I know is that [after] Lost, there were a lot of shows that came on that were like, ‘Here’s what we’re going to do that’s better than Lost. We’re not ending up like Lost.’ And those shows are all gone,” he said. “So what I hope to do is rip off from lost as much as possible.” That starts with characters, he explained. His goal is to have those take center stage in the story and for the sci-fi element to merely compliment it. “Every week the characters get a chance to show you who they are,” said Lefevre.
+ We’re NOT a post-apocalyptic show
“If this dome landed today in LA, it wouldn’t be post-apocalyptic,” explained Bender. Dome is much more about ongoing chaos, they added, and among the biggest players in that unrest will be Norris’ Big Jim, a car dealership owner who seizes an chance to take control of his small town after it’s sealed off. “The Dome allows certain types of people — Big Jim being one of them — the opportunity to become a bit of a dictator and exercise his power because they are cut-off from anyone who would check that power,” he said.
+ There will be science behind it all
“We really want to follow the rules and make it as real as we can,” Baer said, talking about how the team consulted real-life scientists about the dome to find a grounding element to its mythology (what can pass through, its size). When King was presented with the findings, however, he offered some wise feedback. “He paused and said, ‘You know, you can just make s–t up, too,’” Vaughan said to laughs from the crowd.
+ They know how the show will end
With a 13 episode order and a big story to tell, producers said they’re, naturally, hoping for a long run. Whenever the end does come, however, “we have a final episode in mind that’s different from the book,” says Vaughan. “There’s a very cool, unexpected end to this dome, I think.”
An extended trailer for the show was also shown; it is expected to be released wide on Monday.
'Buffy' actress Sarah Michelle Gellar out and about in Los Angeles, California on March 29, 2013.
Actress Jane Lynch and her wife Lara Embry go far a walk on a warm morning in Los Angeles, California on March 30, 2013.
Ginnifer Goodwin keeps it casual chic while arriving for a departing flight for the Easter weekend on Friday (March 29) in Vancouver, Canada.
The 34-year-old actress was joined by her Once Upon a Time co-star and real-life boyfriend Josh Dallas.
Helen Reddy, known as the 'Queen of 70's Pop' gets a ride in a wheelchair as she makes her way through the LAX in Los Angeles.
'Clueless' actress Alicia Silverstone hits up a pilates class in Los Angeles, California on March 29, 2013.
Jodie Foster is seen picking up some groceries in Los Angeles.
Patrick Dempsey shows off his toned shirtless body while spending time at the pool with his family on Saturday (March 30) during a vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
The 47-year-old Grey’s Anatomy actor was joined by his wife Jillian and their three kids Tallulah, Sullivan, and Darby for the family outing.
Actress Michelle Rodriguez stops by a Coffee Bean in West Hollywood, California on March 30, 2013.
"Butter" star Jennifer Garner leaves Tavern Restaurant after eating dinner on March 28, 2013 in Brentwood, California.
Former 'Grey's Anatomy' actor Eric Dane leaving Bristol Farms in West Hollywood, California on March 30, 2013.
Emma Roberts and Evan Peters shop for cameras at Samy's camera in Los Angeles
Diane Kruger and Josh Jackson make their way through the LAX airport in Los Angeles.
But for celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, who rose from humble roots in London’s East End and whose distinctive cuts came to symbolise the Swinging Sixties, it was far more than just a business motto.
It was a phrase that represented his relentless quest for perfection in all areas of his life, including his family.
Today, in an explosive interview, The Mail on Sunday can reveal how Sassoon – who died of leukaemia aged 84 last May – was so obsessed with looks that he forced his adopted son David to have life-threatening weight-loss surgery because he believed having a fat child was bad for his public image.
Speaking for the first time, David, 40, also tells how the hairdresser’s 'obsession with perfection' led to the drug death of his sister and ongoing family rows about money.
'Dad created the ultimate dysfunctional family,' David says at his home in Palm Desert, a quiet golfing and retirement community a three-hour drive from Los Angeles.
'To be honest, I would have been better off if he had never adopted me. Money and image were all that mattered to him.
'My Dad had that slogan, “If you don’t look good, we don’t look good”. That carried through to the family. Dad was someone who would dress up to go to the supermarket. He was terrified of being seen not looking perfect. His image was everything.'
Last weekend we revealed how Sassoon cut David entirely out of his will just two months before his death.
It was a final, devastating gesture by a father disillusioned by his wayward child, who has a history of drug and alcohol addiction.
With his tattooed arms, scruffy clothes and dark skin, David could not look more different from the man who adopted him in 1975 when he was just three and a half.
The product of an affair between a white woman in the-then racially divided South (he was born in Memphis, Tennessee) and an African-American man, David was given up for adoption after birth, and placed with a foster family.
At the time Sassoon was married to his second wife, actress Beverly Adams, with whom he had three children; Elan, now 43, and daughters Eden, 39, and Catya, who died of a drug-induced heart attack aged 33 in 2002.
David says: 'Beverly was carrying twins when she had Eden but there were complications and she lost one. Vidal was always working, building the business.
'Beverly wanted four kids, two boys and two girls. She was doing night classes at university where she met my foster mum.
'The next thing I know the whole Sassoon clan turned up at the house. I remember opening the door and saying, "Are you my new mummy and daddy?"
'At the time it was very unusual for celebrities to adopt other ethnicities. These days everyone is doing it. I’m not saying Dad did it to help his image but it certainly generated good press.'
David was whisked from the tiny home he shared with his foster family into the Sassoons’ palatial Beverly Hills mansion.
But although he was surrounded by material wealth, he claims his new home was miserable.
'My mother was an alcoholic and Dad was never there. When he was, he was a hard taskmaster,' says David.
‘Everything had to be perfect. We kids had to be perfect. If we angered him he would stop talking to us. That was the pattern of my life.
'His was conditional love. He used material wealth to control the family. If you were doing what he wanted, he showed his love in monetary gifts.
'When you were bad he’d take his money away. It was his way or the highway.
'My childhood was a misery because I wasn’t perfect enough. I didn’t fit into the image of what a "Sassoon kid" should be.'
He says that his father 'disinherited' him for the first time shortly after his sister Catya died of a drugs overdose in 2002: 'She was a wild child, she was into all sorts of drugs. She got married at 15.
'We were close and we partied together. We were at a New Year’s party at a mutual friend’s when she overdosed.
'She wasn’t feeling good and took pills to counteract the pills she’d already taken. She went to sleep and didn’t wake up. I had to call the family.
'When she passed away the family didn’t know what to do with all their animosity so they started directing it towards me. Dad didn’t like the way I looked, how I dressed, how I behaved.
'I wasn’t any worse than a lot of kids in Beverly Hills but Dad was into tough love.
'It caused a rift. There was Catya and me, the "rebel" kids, and Elan and Eden, the "good" kids.
'It was all about money. I wanted to be a history teacher. Dad said: "Why do you want to be a teacher? They don’t make any money."
'First my mum stopped talking to me. They wanted me to work for the family firm but I wanted to do my own thing. I wouldn’t toe the line – I wanted to be my own man.
'Dad didn’t like that, so then he stopped talking to me. We had problems – we could go years without talking.’
David also reveals how his father’s obsession with appearance caused the rift to deepen.
'I had a motorbike accident after college and couldn’t exercise,' he says.
'I got very fat. I got up to 25st (350lbs for those of you that don't want to convert). Dad said he would disown me if I didn’t have laparoscopic stomach surgery. I said, "Fine, disown me".
'I was scared. It was 2005 and the surgery was new and dangerous. I told him to f*** off. Dad told me, "You are the only one in the family who doesn’t look the part."
'Not only was I the adopted one but I stood out because I was trouble, I was overweight. Everything he hated. Eden called me and said, "You should do the surgery and stay in Dad’s good graces."
'I felt bullied into it. The surgery cost £39,500. I was supposed to have counselling, and physical and mental tests.
'Dad said to the doctor, "If I give you cash can you get him into surgery next Tuesday?" That’s how he was. Everything had to be right here, right now, on his terms.'
David says he regrets the surgery to this day. The operation reduced the size of his stomach and 're-routed' his bowel to stop food being absorbed into his body.
It left him unable to eat more than 8oz of food at any given meal and caused ulcers, kidney stones and acid reflux.
'I wish I’d never done it but I didn’t have a choice,' he says. 'Dad wanted it so I had to do it. I got so emaciated I looked like a concentration camp survivor.'
David also claims that Sassoon was so concerned about his public image that he didn’t tell his family about his cancer diagnosis for more than five years: 'We went to Dad’s house in Mexico in 2007. Dad hit his leg against the side of the pool and it wouldn’t stop bleeding.
'We wanted to take him to hospital but he refused. So we cut the holiday short and returned to LA. We went with him to the hospital.
'The doctor came out and said,"I’m not supposed to tell you because he didn’t want you to know but he’s got leukaemia." He found out in 2002 but didn’t tell us for five years.
'The doctors gave him ten years which is exactly what he got. He was afraid it would damage his image, that if people knew he had cancer he would appear weak.'
David is open about his own addictions. After experimenting with drugs and alcohol as a teen, he was shipped off to various boarding schools; first to a military academy in Florida and then a lock-down reform school in Utah.
At 14, he was cautioned by police for joy-riding in his brother’s car. His rebellious behaviour led to 'blazing rows' with Sassoon and multiple stints in rehab, most recently after his father’s death.
'Family drama is a trigger for me,' David says. 'Dad came to therapy but when I tried to tell him what he’d done wrong he got angry.
'You’d say something he didn’t like and he’d attack you, point out your flaws and walk out.'
Incredibly, David says he harbours no resentment towards his father: 'He did the best he could. He was from that generation that believed in tough love.
'People think I should be mad he cut me out of his will but he was always cutting me out of his will. That was his way of controlling me when I fell out of favour. But he didn’t leave me nothing.
'The only reason I’m talking now is to say that he was generous and that I’m not broke – I’ll get money from various trusts.'
Indeed, David, along with his siblings, received £1.6million from the CEDE (which stands for Catya, Elan, David and Eden) Trust 90 days after Sassoon died.
David and his wife Molly have since used the money to buy a £650,000 home and will open a tapas restaurant, called Sasspers after his childhood nickname, this weekend.
He will also receive sums from two other trusts – The Vidal Sassoon Family Trust and the Sassoon LLC Trust – as well as a payment from his father’s life insurance.
However, he admits that his inheritance is far less than that of Elan and Eden, who, along with Sassoon’s fourth wife Rhonda, will be given a share of his £5.2million will. The remainder of Sassoon’s £100million fortune is tied up in various trusts.
David says: 'Rhonda, Elan and Eden got far more than me but I am grateful for what I have. I don’t want to talk exact figures.
'It’s not like any of us earned that money. None of us stirred a vat of shampoo. Elan and Eden were always the "good" kids. They hung on Dad’s coat tails and the Sassoon name means a lot to them. I’ve always been my own man.'
David also says his father called him twice in the weeks leading up to his death: 'Dad knew the end was near and he wanted to say his goodbyes.
'Two days before he died we spoke and he said, "It’s pretty much done."
'His last words to me were not that he loved me but "I forgive you". He could never apologise.'
When told of her son’s claims, Beverly Sassoon, 72, said: 'When we went for adoption we just wanted a little boy. We didn’t care about his race or ethnicity.
'We wanted to give him every opportunity our other kids had – and did. Vidal did everything he could to motivate David.
'It is true Vidal believed in tough love. His attitude was "If you don’t do it my way, you’re out of my life". He did what he thought was right.
'David is angry about a lot of things. He should stop blaming other people for his problems. I love David but he has to move forward.'
Last night Elan, who runs a haircare company called Sojourn in Miami, said: 'I love David, he’s my brother, but he’s showing no respect for Dad’s memory. David’s had his issues over the years.
'He had a childhood lots of people would kill for. He didn’t speak to our father for years. Dad didn’t have to leave him anything but, in fact, he left him a considerable amount.'
So this is really insanely long but I thought it was an interesting read. Family drama is generally kind of hard to figure out because everyone is always going to have different family dynamics and you don't really know something for sure unless you've lived it. I do think it's kind of interesting though that the pictures I've included are the only ones I was able to find of David. It looks like David has never gone with to events even as a child where as the others (including Catya who they said was always a problem child) have.
3D. Once a theatrical novelty (and occasional headache-inducer), 3D is now a serious force, and an easy way for studios to wring a few more bucks out of moviegoers. Even the remake of "The Great Gatsby" is being made in 3D -- which really ought to make the Hamptons decadence pop right out at you.
"Arrested Development." The cherished cult sitcom, which was canceled by Fox in 2006, has found new life in the form of a fourth season on Netflix. When the show's fans found out about the revival, many of them became so excited that they almost blue themselves.
Zombies. The scientific community is divided over whether zombies can actually be resurrected -- they do, after all, enjoy undead status. But with "The Walking Dead," "World War Z" and Amazon Studios' recently greenlit "Zombieland" pilot, they're certainly enjoying a resurgence in Hollywood.
Robert Downey, Jr. A string of drug-related arrests left this one-time Hollywood whiz kid's career teetering over the abyss. But look at him now. He's Iron Man. Are you Iron Man? Yeah, we didn't think so.
Attacks on the White House. In the pre-9/11 days, a moviegoer could look forward to hitting the theater, buying some popcorn, and watching 1600 Penn get blown to smithereens in "Independence Day." This year, films like "Olympus Has Fallen" and "White House Down" (directed by "Independence Day" helmsman Roland Emmerich) are ready to decimate the president's pad once again. Who says Hollywood is in Obama's pocket?
Rest of the list available at the Source.
How's your Easter so far, ONTD?
Demi Lovato’s whiteout is over! The singer revealed her album cover for her brand new studio album due in the coming months. The lead single “Heart Attack” was released earlier this month.
Demi will apparently release her album name and tracklist tomorrow while the music video for “Heart Attack” will drop on April 9.
It's been two weeks since Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in lockdown rehab, but TMZ has learned there's been no movement in placing her in a facility.
We broke the story after lots of digging ... there's no such thing as lockdown rehab for Lindsay, and that creates a problem because we're told the judge and prosecutors were under the clear impression -- based on representations by Lindsay's lawyer -- that she could be placed in such a facility in New York.
We're told prosecutors are discussing what to do with the famed defendant, but nothing has been decided. The options are regular rehab (where Lindsay has been a royal screw-up in the past) and jail
In fact, the sentence is actually 90 days in jail which can be fulfilled by 90 days lockdown rehab.
It's unclear if prosecutors will make the rehab decision on their own or take it back to the judge. Given that the judge also seemed to clearly be under the impression that lockdown was an option, it's likely Judge Jim Dabney will have to sign off.
idgi i thought she had to be in rehab by now?
The Texas native was on the brink of an English crossover. Her song, ”Dreaming of You” was released just months after her death, topping the charts and selling over 2 million copies.
Two years later in 1997, the love for the fallen star continued with the film Selena, catapulting Jennifer Lopez to stardom and featuring Edward James Olmos as Abraham and Lupe Ontiveros as Yolanda Saldivar. Lopez was later nominated for a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Selena.
Just days away from what would have been her 42 birthday, fans continue to pay tribute to the “Queen of Tejano.”
In Corpus Christi you can find a museum honoring the singer and a memorial structure in her honor. Also, in the fall of 2012, VISA announced the launch of a Selena pre-paid debit card.
And her husband Chris Perez, has far from forgotten her, releasing a book titled “To Selena, With Love.”
“I did suppress all of my memories until this book,” said Perez, who released the book last year also on the anniversary of her death. “That was my way of dealing with it.”
While the life of the young singer was cut short, her legacy among loyal fans and the Latino community lives on.
The 19-year-old singer put on an impromptu show for the crowd in a small pub while in town for his brother Greg‘s wedding.
Niall recently caused a fan frenzy while arriving back at Heathrow International Airport in London, England.
It looks like Derek Cianfrance’s “The Place Beyond the Pines” is a record indie hit this weekend. Total ticket sales for showings in just 4 theatres is around $300,000. Of course, having Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper in one movie, not to mention beautiful, talented Eva Mendes (who also dates Gosling) and the fearsome but beloved Ray Liotta in an indie film made for nothing, is kind of outrageous.
But the budget was minimal as Cianfrance’s script is a literary triptych. The movie unfolds in three parts; Gosling and Cooper are never in it together, really, except for a brief sequence. The third part is about their sons, one of whom, played by Dane DeHaan, is the new Leonardo DiCaprio. If the movie holds as it expands at the box office it could be the first Oscar nominee of 2014. I am serious. “Pines” is a deeply wondrous film that when it was first shown in Toronto last fall caused a sensation. Gosling and Cooper each do exceptional work. They have turned into old fashioned movie stars who are also very good actors. Or vice versa. And they are real leading men, something we haven’t had in a long time.
The premiere on Thursday night was held at the dreadfully cold Landmark Sunshine Theater, a foreboding pit. But the party was at the ultra hip Bowery Hotel. You go to a lot of these things and the cast doesn’t seem too interested in each other. But the “Pines” gang seems pretty cohesive. Gosling brought his mom, Donna, who’s a doll. She told me she’s just gotten her teaching degree and is launching a new career.
Ryan is very excited but nervous about shooting his first feature as a director. He’s directing Mendes, he said. “Or she’s directing me,” he laughed. No one will talk about the plot of this movie. Not because it’s a secret. “But you know, it can change a lot,” Gosling told me.
Cooper had an unceasing crowd of young women piling up around him. We attempted to talk, but we were constantly interrupted by young women who simply walked right up, interrupting without thinking once, and saying “Can we take a picture?” All the main actors had personal bodyguards who were very polite.
Some of the other guests included Patricia Clarkson, who had a long talk with Gosling, and Oliver Platt, who told me he’s getting into producing now. “It turns out I’m very good at calling people up and asking them to do things,” he said.
Funniest line of the night was Cianfrance, introducing Ray Liotta at the Sunshine: “When I was a kid, I didn’t have posters of Playboy playmates on my walls. I had pictures of Ray Liotta.”
By the way: Cianfrance’s lovely wife, Shannon Plumb, has directed her first film. It’s called “Towheads,” and it features the couple’s two young sons. “Towheads” was shown at MoMA’s “New Directors” series this weekend and got rave reviews.
A part of a scene from season 3 showing Derek battling some alphas!
And some bloopers from season 2!
Americans spent over $2 billion on Easter candy last year, and with good reason. The stuff is amazing—who cares if it induces diabetes on the spot? Do you remember all of the hours you spent laboring over tie-dyed eggs as a kid? Of course you don’t. You were too busy spiking your blood sugar.
Unlike Halloween, you didn’t have to go from door to door begging strangers for candy. Instead, you were presented with a massive bouquet of confectionery gifts, the stuff a hyperactive child's dreams are made of. Or, if you actually wanted to work for your sugar, the Easter egg hunt allowed you to do just that.
Although years of consuming these treats may have led to unwanted trips to the dentist, we regret nothing, and we'll continue to indulge as long as we live.
In preparation for the molars we'll soon have to excavate, we present the 12 Best Easter Candies of All-Time.
1. Cadbury Mini Eggs
Encapsulated in a crisp, crunchy candy coating is the smooth milk chocolate for which Cadbury is known. No Easter is complete without a bag of these in our basket, inside toy Easter eggs, in your back pocket, and in your hand—all at the same damn time.
One can never have too many Mini Eggs, as the pleasure received from their consumption is immeasurable. You did a great thing here, Cadbury; we can't thank you enough for the gifts to Easter candy game.
Maker: Rodda Candy Company
One might think that these brightly-colored, animal-shaped confections would rank as the number one Easter candy of all time, but they're just a close second in our book. The yellow chicks are the OG's of the Peep game, but since they were first introduced sixty years ago, we've been blessed with an assortment of shapes, colors, and even some new flavors.
We don't appreciate the pumpkin-shaped peeps during the fall, though. Peeps at any time other than Easter seems borderline blasphemous.
3. Cadbury Creme Eggs
How do you like your eggs? With a white and yellow fondant center surrounded by a thick, chocolate shell, please and thank you. The jingle tells us "Nobunny knows Easter better than Cadbury's," and the Cadbury creme egg is proof of that.
We may have been brainwashed to like these things, though. Those commercials back in the day definitely had some hidden subliminal messages. Why else would we love them so much?
4. Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
Maker: Jelly Belly
Because beans and eggs are aesthetically similar, beans decided to demand in on the holiday shine. Jelly beans were introduced into the Easter candy mix in the 1930s. And while generic, medicinal tasting jelly beans inevitably found their way into those plastic eggs, the only ones that got our taste buds amped were those of the Jelly Belly variety. We weren't stopping until we tried every last flavor.
Didn't it make you furious when jelly beans were used as mere decorations? Loose jelly beans scattered into those shreds of paper grass in your basket? Now, why you gotta go and do that, Mom, huh?
5. Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs
Maker: Russell Stover Candies
Russell Stover's has the holiday themed candy game on lock and they don't fail to come through for us every Easter. The mounds of marshmallow delicately draped in chocolate are a definite must-have item in every basket. They're like the abbreviated version of 'Smores—no mess, and sans the graham crackers. Your only options isn't just milk or dark chocolate, though. Russell Stover's gave us pink and chocolate marshmallow filling, cookie dough insides, and even eggs with white chocolate drizzle.
Upgrading a classic to give us more options? Slick move, Russell Stover.
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happy easter ontd!. what candies are your faves? i love me some charleston chews cherry airheads and cherry jolly ranchers.
Anne Hathaway is known for her commitment to a cruelty-free diet and it seems she has decided to take it a step further.
The 30-year-old actress displayed her green side in Brooklyn, New York, as she walked her dog with husband Adam Shulman, on Saturday.
The Les Miserables star made quite a show of brandishing a boxed container of water in what appeared to be a gesture to raise awareness about the environmentally friendly product.
The Academy Award winner held up the carton for photographers to get a full view of the ecologically sustainable packaged beverage.
But the object of her outing was clearly about simpler concerns.
The petite vegan was on a coffee run with her husband of six-months, which included some exercise for her chocolate Labrador, Esmeralda.
The health-conscious adventure also had the Devil Wears Prada star taking impromptu snaps with her phone as her beau patiently waited on the corner of a brisk New York street.
Anne donned a cute face-framing headband with a blue knit scarf and Jackie O sunglasses.
Covering up for the winter climate the Princess Diaries star wore a black coat, form-fitting blue jeans, and leather high heeled boots.
Adam was slightly more casual than his glamorous wife.
The jewellery designer sported a purple shirt and hooded jacket.
Meanwhile, The Dark Knight Rises star has been loosely linked with a remake of the classic musical My Fair Lady.
Although the actress has yet to confirm her role in Cameron Mackintosh's adaption of the well-beloved film, she has hinted that she might be attached to the project.
Anne was quoted by Perez Hilton as saying: 'I haven’t heard for a while what’s happening with My Fair Lady and I don’t know whether I would do it on stage, or screen, but either would be a treat.'
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Actors: They're so cute when they're young. And, as their audition tapes often prove -- super-talented. Now, some audition tapes featuring actors before they were uber-famous are going up on the auction block, and Darren Julien and Martin Nolan of Julien's Auction House joined TODAY's Matt Lauer Monday to share some extremely rare footage.
"We've never sold anything like this, so it's hard to say" how much the tapes will go for, said Julien, though bidding estimates are currently in the very reasonable range of $2,000-4,000.
The tapes are not very high quality, but showcase some actors in the earliest years of their careers and shine a revealing light on just which actors went up for which roles, parts they weren't always right for. One of the tapes features a 15-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio in 1990 trying out for a TV series based on "The Outsiders," instead, the role went to "Mad Men's" Jay R. Ferguson.
Also up for purchase: Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr. and Keanu Reeves all trying out for 1991's "Backdraft" (the role went to William Baldwin), Gwyneth Paltrow and Helen Hunt trying out for the role Laura Dern ultimately won in 1993's "Jurassic Park" and Nicole Kidman giving it her all while auditioning for 1991's "Shattered" (a role that went to Greta Scacchi). Plus many more.
The tapes came from a casting director who wished to remain unnamed, but who had taken the footage over the past 30 years. All in all there are 12 lots of videos, with 54 auditions in all, and they hit the block from April 5-6.
It's no surprise that many of these actors went on to fame and fortune, but as Nolan noted, "You have to start somewhere."
omg bb Leo! Helen Hunt would have been great in Jurassic Park imo & bow to Queen Nicole
Reese Witherspoon is no longer legally blonde.
The actress debuted a new, darker 'do in Nashville yesterday when she was spotted rocking a brunette look instead of her usual blonde tresses while out to lunch with hubby Jim Toth and their baby, Tennessee (so cute!).
So what prompted Reese to switch to the dark side?
Usually, a new movie role is behind a drastic switch with the 'do (unless you're Rihanna), but there's no word on a specific project causing the change, so maybe her recent birthday celebration inspired the new hair (regardless, who doesn't like to mix things up a bit from time to time?).
Witherspoon kicked off her 37th birthday by heading to Cabo San Lucas with her hubby for a romantic, kids-free vacay last week. The couple stayed right on the beach in a one bedroom suite that had a private pool, a source told E! News, with the birthday girl spending her days laying by the pool, tanning and relaxing.
Ah, the life.
I love it!
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Horrible grammar/spelling aside, I love him. I can't wait for the new album. Would you ever get any work done (and would you own up to it) ?
1. Jon Hamm Has New Phoot Shoot Demands – WAIST UP PIX ONLYJon Hamm says that he wants us all to stop talking about his privates, but that’s not all he wants – Jon also wants us to stop LOOKING at them.
“He wants to be shot from the waist up moving forward,” one friend close to the well-endowed actor tells Naughty But Nice. “You will notice that The Rolling Stone cover he is currently on does not show all of Jon, just him from the waist up. Also, the promotion material for the new season of ‘Mad Men’ is drawings not photographs, removing the any potential big problem.”
However, the more Jon tries to get us to stop talking about his privates, the more we do.
“The poor guy is at a loss. He thinks of himself as an actor not a celebrity. He is not interested in fame, just the work. He is frightened that he is becoming an Internet joke. But everything he has done so far to stop this has failed. One thing is for sure, you will never see him walking down the street again commando, never!”
See, we have all gone and ruined it. Wink!
2. Mad Men star Jon Hamm's crotch spurs pants war – and male objectification
The Mad Men star is tired of all the attention his 'privates' are getting. Or is this all just a publicity stunt?
If you can count more than 20 penis-based puns in the paragraphs that follow, I'm donating my fee for this piece to charity. Admittedly, that's not going to make much of a dent in any cause but, as they say, size doesn't matter. Why exactly they say that, however, is something of a mystery, particularly considering the impressive number of column inches Jon Hamm's crotch has been racking up recently.
Ever since the "Mad Men" star was snapped with an enormous bulge in his pants, large swathes of the internet have traded lolling at cats in favour of rampant speculation about the size of Hamm's package. And where media interest goes, advertising dollars follow. Two underwear companies are now fighting it out to brand Hamm's bits. Both Jockey and Fruit of the Loom have announced their willingness to give the underwear-shy actor the support he has shunned for so long.
So what does the Mad Man himself think of all of this? In short, not much. As he told Rolling Stone:
"They're called 'privates' for a reason. "I'm wearing pants, for fuck's sake. Lay off."
And he has a point. Leveling this amount of scrutiny toward a woman's body immediately provokes outraged accusations of sexual objectification. Are things any different just because Jon Hamm's a man?
To a large degree, yes. There is nothing new about the sexual objectification of men in popular culture but, to date at least, it has operated very differently from the way in which women are objectified.
In The Boy, Germaine Greer wrote of the objectification through centuries of young males, from Cupid to David (supposed to be disproportionately small) to Kurt Cobain. It's a visual paean to the beauty of boys full of pervy-cum-erudite captions such as:
"Correggio is the only artist ever to have depicted the anus and scrotum of an airborne angel."
Greer intended the book's celebration of younger men to be deliberately controversial and demolish one of the "last great western taboos". Ten years later, however, older women swooning over boys doesn't seem like such a big taboo: there are plenty of mums who lust after Justin Bieber just as much as their tweenage daughters. As Greer conceded even then, "Women have now claimed the right to look and to derive pleasure from looking" – be that looking at younger boys or middle-aged Mad Men.
The last few decades have seen an increasing emphasis on an idealized male body in the popular media and advertising. Indeed, women in a recent AdAdge survey said they wanted to see more sexy men in Super Bowl ads. When asked why, many said because this type of imagery is everywhere today, so "they've come to expect it." And Cindy Gallop, something of an original "Mad Woman" of advertising and founder of MakeLoveNotPorn, told me:
"As a straight woman who appreciates a nice penis, I see nothing wrong with celebrating Jon Hamm's. We all have genitalia, we all have sex, and I'd like to see less prudishness and more acknowledgement and celebration of that in media and advertising."
While the female gaze may be growing more prevalent, it rarely has the menace associated with its male counterpart; it is, as Gallop puts it, more "celebration" than objectification. And the reason for that is simply that male bodies are not commercial objects in the same way as female bodies. They are not blithely compared to "cool cars" by Esquire editors; nor are they the raw material of the multibillion-dollar sex-trade market. A large penis is not an "Industrial Vagina".
All of this is not to say that sexual objectification of the male body can't be harmful. Indeed, there is evidence that the proliferation of sexualized images of men in advertising is driving an increase in eating disorders and poor body image among men. However, for the most part, men are still more relaxed about their bodies than women.
Indeed, a Guardian interactive project launched last month found that men are more than twice as likely as women to underestimate their weight. In these cases, getting men to feel bad about themselves might, perversely, do some good. Speaking about the enormous billboard showcasing David Beckham's crotch that used to be in Midtown Manhattan, one male advertising exec said:
"David Beckham's perfectly photoshopped abs didn't leave me in any doubt that this is the 'ideal' shape of a man, but I can't say it made me feel any more like a rotund, micro-endowed freak than usual. That said, I think I did go to the gym the day I saw it …"
Of course, with the next season of Mad Men airing in just a week, all this talk about Hamm's private parts could just be a carefully orchestrated publicity drive. John Hamm's TV persona, Don Draper, once said that "What you call love was invented by guys like me, to sell nylons." It might just be that that the buzz about his bulge was also invented by guys like him, to sell AMC dramas.
As we inch ever closer to May when the networks will decide which shows are coming back and which pilots they’ll pick up to series, TVWise presents the second edition of its broadcast TV buzz, which lists, by network, the latest industry intel (buzz if you will) on which shows will be back next year and which shows we will be saying goodbye to. There has been a fair amount of movement since our first edition last month, with CBS having renewed 18 shows, and the fate of several others having firmed up.
ABC: While ABC has yet to renew a single show, there had been some movement in recent week. With five shows (666 Park Avenue,Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23, Last Resort, Private Practiceand Zero Hour) already cancelled, the network looks poised to renew the majority of its line up. I hear that Castle, Grey’s Anatomy, The Middle, ModernFamily, Once Upon A Time, Revengeand Scandal are all locks for renewal and will be back next season. While not the dead certs, my sources tell me that Last Man Standing, Malibu Country, Nashville and Suburgatory are all set to be renewed. Body of Proof and The Neighbors are both firmly on the bubble, but I hear that as things currently stand The Neighbors could well swing a second season, depending on the state of the net’s comedy pilots in May. Despite its strong supporters at the network, I’m now told that Happy Endings is a goner and joins Red Widow as the only shows at the network that I’m being told will be cancelled.
CBS: Over at the eye, the network has now renewed 14 scripted shows including 2 Broke Girls, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Elementary, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, How I Met Your Mother, The Mentalist, Mike & Molly, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and Person of Interest. While cancelled shows include Made In Jersey and Partners. Of the remaining shows, I hear that Criminal Minds and Two And A Half Men will be back next season, and it’s just a matter of hammering out those deals. Friend Me has yet to premiere on the network, Golden Boy is on the bubble and its performance in the coming weeks will determine its fate, while I’m being told that CSI: NY, Rules of Engagement and Vegas are set to be cancelled.
The CW: There hasn’t been a lot of movement over at The CW. Having already cancelled 90210 and renewed Arrow, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries there are only a handful of shows in question. I’m still being told by sources that Nikita and Hart of Dixie will be renewed. Cult is a goner and will not appear on next seasons schedule. Of the two bubble shows, I hear that Beauty and the Beast is still on track for renewal while The Carrie Diaries is set to be cancelled.
Fox: Just like The CW, there hasn’t been a lot of movement at Fox. The network suffered this season from poor ratings and not having a deep enough bench of originals to replace its under-performing series. As such they are expected to be more bullish with its series orders this May. The network has already cancelled Ben and Kate and renewed American Dad, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, The Simpsons, The Following, New Girl, The Mindy Project and Raising Hope. According to my sources, Glee is looking good for a renewal, with negotiations currently underway. I hear that The Cleveland Show is firmly on the bubble, while Touch will be cancelled. Despite the fact that the series won’t premiere until late May – word is that The Goodwin Games also won’t be back next season.
NBC: At NBC, the return of Revolution and The Voice has eased some of the ratings pains at the network, but their fall 2013 line up still looks like it will contain a large number of new shows. I’m being told that 1600 Penn, Deception, Guys With Kids, The New Normal, Smash, Up All Night and Whitney are all set to be cancelled by the time of the upfronts in May. My sources tell me that Chicago Fire, Grimm, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Parenthood and Revolution are all locks for renewal and will all be back. Community, Go On and Parks and Recreation are looking good for renewals and, barring any significant ratings declines in the coming weeks, should all be back next year.