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    Jeff Buckley and Jimmy Page cried when they met each other, a close friend of the late singer-songwriter reveals in the latest issue of Uncut.

    Former Fishbone member Chris Dowd explains that the pair were so in awe of each other that their first meeting was unsurprisingly emotional.

    “Jeff told me they cried,” says Dowd. “They actually cried when they met each other. Jimmy heard himself in Jeff, and Jeff was meeting his idol. Jimmy Page was the godfather of Jeff’s music. A lot of people thought Tim was the influence on Jeff, but it was really Zeppelin.

    “He could play all the parts on all the songs. John Paul Jones’ basslines. Page’s guitar parts. The synthesiser intro on ‘In The Light’ – he could play it on guitar and it would sound just like it. And then he would get on the fucking drums and exactly mimic John Bonham.”

    To coincide with the 20th anniversary of Buckley’s first EP, “Live At Sin-é”, the story of the guitarist’s early days in New York is told by his close friends, bandmates and industry associates.

    The new issue of Uncut (dated June 2013) is out on Thursday (April 25).


    bless ♥

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    Jon Weisman
    Awards Editor @jonweisman

    ESPN pro basketball analyst Chris Broussard generated his own controversy with comments on live television Monday that equated homosexuality to sin.

    Broussard was speaking on a special edition of ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” centered on NBA center Jason Collins becoming the first active player from one of the four major U.S. team sports to reveal himself as gay.

    “If you’re openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be, not just homosexuality, (but) adultery, fornication, premarital sex between heterosexuals … I believe that’s walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ,” Broussard said. “I would not characterize that person as a Christian, because I don’t think the Bible would characterize them as a Christian.”

    The comments, predictably, ignited a firestorm on Twitter and other social media. On “Outside the Lines,” CNN and ESPN journalist LZ Granderson disagreed with Broussard.

    “My response is that faith, just like love, just like marriage, is personal,” Granderson said, “and if you try to use a broad brush to paint everyone’s faith, what you really are painting is a world that’s comfortable for you and not a world in which in this country we’re allowed varying forms of religion. And just because someone doesn’t agree with one person’s interpretation of the Bible vs. another, doesn’t mean that they have exclusive rights to dictate how that person should live. I would love not to have premarital sex, but in this country, I’m not allowed to get married.”

    In December, ESPN suspended commentator Rob Parker for questionable comments on the race of NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III, then chose not to renew his contract after it expired at year’s end.

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  • 04/29/13--14:05: chuck you ain't even right
  • Jay-Z and Kanye West Slammed For Use Of N-Word in 'N****s In Paris' By Public Enemy Star

    Public Enemy star Chuck D has slammed hip hop giants Jay-Z and Kanye West for the use of the n-word in their track 'N****s In Paris.'

    The 'Fight The Power' star spoke out against the pair for making the use of the word normal in contemporary culture on their 2011 track which features on their collaborative album 'Watch The Throne.'

    Speaking after his set at the L'Oreal Festival in Lyon, France last night, the 52-year-old tweeted: "Standing ovation in Lyon France telling these folks we are African NOT N***s In Paris why I gotta travel PlanetEarth cleaning shit from USA? (sic)"

    Discussing being called a 'n***a" by someone  at the show, the rapper explained that the use of the word in contemporary hip hop makes it seem okay.

    Chuck D explained: "He didn't know. It's a language cultural thing where thv seen black men call themselves that like happy ass slaves for 20yrs. (sic)"

    He then continued to explain his issue with the contemporary use of the word: "When you have mainstream RAP songs basking in it out of context. Sometimes you gotta call time out and demand some respect..
    "This aint ever about me, but how about giving the thousands of artists a chance to get heard & bringTheNoise without degrading gimmicks?"

    One of the star's followers then tweeted the star, agreeing with the previous statements to which Chuck responded: "Yes JayZ is a very very sharp smart dude. And gifted. Burt with great power comes great responsibility, it is necessary to lead forward (sic)."


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    One of the actor's from MTV's "Jersey Shore" is paying a visit to the hospital, and it is because of a lot of pain. The Huffington Post reported on Monday, April 29, 2013, that Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, simply known as just "Ronnie" to so many, has been hospitalized and is being treated for possible kidney stones.

    The 27-year-old is in a Florida hospital per the actor's representative.

    "Ronnie was admitted to an Orlando area hospital late Saturday night," the Jersey Shore star's rep says.

    "He's in a lot of pain and is expected to remain there for several days."

    Word is already out that some of his "Jersey Shore" mates have gotten news of where he is located. It is reported that his 26-year-old girlfriend, Sammi Giancola, is on her way to be by his side while he is in the hospital.

    Ortiz-Magro was in Orlando already to promote Smush Cocktails, his new alcohol line. While promoting it at the Wine and Spirits Wholesales of America Convention, his rep says he "started feeling uncomfortable."

    Ronnie later tweeted a simple message:


    He later tweeted:

    "Wouldn't wish this feeling on anyone! #KidneysFML"


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    Jason Aldean has filed for divorce.

    The country music star filed the complaint for divorce against his wife, Jessica, on Friday afternoon in Williamson County, Tenn., citing irreconcilable differences. The two met in high school and have been married since August 2001.

    “This is a really tough time for my entire family,” Mr. Aldean said in a statement Monday afternoon. “Jessica and I have been together since we were teenagers. We’ve been through a lot of ups and downs over the years as we grew up together as a couple. She will always be important to me because she is the mother of my children, and I know that we will both always make our daughters our #1 priority.”

    Mr. Aldean’s publicist confirmed last week the couple had separated after media reports surfaced. The filing comes six months after Mr. Aldean was photographed while appearing to kiss former “American Idol” contestant Brittany Kerr in a Los Angeles bar. Mr. Aldean later apologized to fans on Twitter for acting inappropriately.

    Mr. Aldean and his wife met while in school in Macon, Ga., and were married long before Mr. Aldean found fame. He is country’s top-selling male act, is one of its top touring draws and recently won the Academy of Country Music’s male vocalist of the year award. Mr. Aldean and his wife have two young daughters together, Keeley and Kendyl.

    “I’ve learned that everyone always rushes to judgment when they hear news like this,” Mr. Aldean said. “That’s really hard because no one knows anything about our relationship but us. I understand that because of my job, I have to go through a lot of this in the public eye, but for my girls’ sake I really wish people would give us some level of privacy and at the very least be respectful of them.”


    hope his wife gets that money tbqh

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    After an amazing predictable Super Bowl performance and the announcement of a world tour, the less-than-stellar response to Beyoncé’s two new singles may derail any chance for a new album until fall! Oh no!
    When it comes to Beyoncé, it seems like she can do no wrong, but after the weaker-than-expected results for her Destiny’s Child return track, “Nuclear” and the controversial “Bow Down“, it’s making some think she should return to the studio and get things right!

    There is “UTTER DISARRAY in Beyoncé’s camp,” adding that “her album may not be released until “THIS FALL.” This would be a far cry from the original intention of having the album out before she embarks on a world tour.

    Why Is Beyoncé’s Album Release Being Delayed?
    MediaTakeOut.com has revealed that the reason for the delay is simple, “The TWO songs that were so far released (NUCLEAR w Kelly and Michelle, and BOW DOWN) have been panned as ‘FLOPS’ by music industry insiders.” The report adds, “No one thought that both records would fall flat. They were supposed to be her biggest two songs off the album.”

    So, What’s Next For Beyoncé’s Career?
    The insider continued, “It’s back to the drawing board. More recording, until [they] get a great album.” And if this is the case, we are pretty sure a determined Beyoncé will be fine and give all her fans something completely awesome!


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    Australian rapper Iggy Azalea covers the new issue of Panama's Blank Magazine.


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    Will Forte: Jennifer Aniston Helped Me Through My Breakup

    Jennifer Aniston is more than just a mega-star who knows how to rock a red carpet. She also knows how to be a good friend.

    Will Forte, who stars opposite Aniston in the currently Untitled Elmore Leonard Project, which recently wrapped, gave us a little insight into just how great a pal she can be when we spoke to him at the Tribeca Film Festival last week. In fact, Jen even helped him pick up the pieces when his real-life relationship fell apart during filming.

    "I was going through a breakup at the time and she was so giving and really helped me through it," the 42-year-old actor admitted to omg!."I cannot say enough good about her. She was just a fantastic person … She was a delight to act with as much as a delight to get to know."

    While the identity of the other person in that relationship remains unknown, we're just glad he had such sweet shoulders to cry on. However, we do know that the nameless flick is a prequel to "Jackie Brown" and, in it, Aniston is a jilted housewife who gets kidnapped by a pair of criminals, played by Forte and Mos Def.

    Of course, this isn't the first time we've heard stories about what a wonderful rapport Aniston has with her male co-stars. She's maintained close friendships with the likes of Paul Rudd, Jason Bateman, and Orlando Bloom. She even met her future fiancé, Justin Theroux, on the set of "Wanderlust." When promoting "The Switch" in 2010, Bateman talked a bit about his longstanding friendship with the actress, whom he met back in the early '90s.

    "I was playing a lot more back then, and [Jennifer] was very tolerant," he told USA Today. "She had her[self] together back then as much as she's got it now. She was pretty inspirational. She was the kind of person that I thought, when I get my[self] together, I hope I find somebody that's on it like she is. Amanda, my wife, reminds of a lot of her in that sense."

    Source: http://omg.yahoo.com/blogs/celeb-news/forte-jennifer-aniston-helped-breakup-173535085.html

    idgaf, I still adore her

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    Sarah Palin wants it known that she doesn't hold with frivolous functions like the White House Correspondents' Dinner. The former governor of Alaska took to Twitter and Facebook over the weekend to express her displeasure over the annual event.

    Palin writes on Facebook, "Yuk it up media and pols. While America is buried in taxes and a fight for our (sic) rights, the permanent political class in DC dresses up and has a prom to make fun of themselves. No need for that, we get the real joke."

    She adds on Twitter, "That #WHCD was pathetic. The rest of America is out there working our a**es off while these DC a**clowns throw themselves a #nerdprom."

    First off -- since her beef seems to be with holding one now -- while America is out there working and fighting for its rights -- did she have a problem with holding one the spring after 9/11? How about the year we went to war in Iraq? There were WHCDs held both of those years.

    There has been a WHCD every year since 1987 and before that, they took place with some regularity since 1944.

    What makes this year any different?

    Secondly, "nerd prom" isn't exactly a clever slam on the night. Blogger Ana Marie Cox reportedly first used the term to describe the WHCD in 2009 and it's not meant as a dig about the event. Also, the term has been used to describe San Diego Comic-Con since the mid-2000s.

    That Palin, always with a finger on the pulse of pop culture.

    Finally, the above picture of Palin is from the 2011 WHCD Vanity Fair afterparty. The two pictures below are of daughter Bristol Palin on the red carpet for the 2011 WHCD and husband Todd Palin on the red carpet for the one held in 2009.

    Perhaps she's just mad she wasn't invited this year.


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    CBS and FOX tied for number one among adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with total viewers.

    On FOX, The Cleveland Show earned a 1.2 up 33 percent from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. The Simpsons scored a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating up 11 percent from a 1.8 on April 14. Bob's Burger's earned a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. Family Guy garnered a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating matching its performance on April 14. American Dad notched a 1.9 up 6 percent from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.

    On CBS, 60 Minutes garnered a 1.5 down 21 percent from last week’s 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. The Amazing Race earned a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating down 4 percent from last week's 2.4. The season finale of The Good Wife scored a 1.6 up 7 percent from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. The Mentalist notched a 1.5 down 6 percent from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

    On ABC, America's Funniest Home Videos earned a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating up 15 percent from last week’s season low 1.3.Once Upon A Time scored a series low 2.0 adults 18-49 rating down 5 percent from last week’s 2.1. Revenge returned to a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating up 13 percent from a 1.5 on Easter but down 6 percent from a 1.8 for its most recent non-holiday original. Your predictions were too optimistic. Red Widow earned a series low 0.7 adults 18-49 rating down 30 percent from a 1.0 on Easter and 42 percent from a 1.2 on March 24.

    On NBC, All-Star Celebrity Apprentice scored a 1.5 down 6 percent from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

    what has ABC done to it's Sunday :( Both shows were really good lastnight. Once was the highest drama (in rating) drama on TV and now even Glee beats it :/ And The Good Wife finale was PERFECT!

    Ok what are Regina and Cora? Witches? I know Rumple taught them their magic, so are the just normal humans?


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  • 04/29/13--15:24: New The Voice Videos!!

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    Matthew Gray Gubler is at it again. The Criminal Minds star directed Wednesday's episode — his second of the season and fifth overall — and if you've seen his past ones, you know what to expect.

    "It's another very peculiar case in a weird little town where someone is killing people in a very bizarre way," Gubler, who plays Reid, told TVGuide.com earlier this season. "Those are my favorite — I love being able to create these eerie worlds for the unsubs and show how they operate. It's [writer] Sharon [Lee Watson's] crazy idea and I'm just trying to bring it to life."

    In this case, the eerie world is Red Creek Lodge, a motel in South Dakota where men are being killed and maimed ritualistically. But the case won't be the only thing on Reid's mind — he's still mourning the death of his girlfriend Maeve (Beth Riesgraf).

    "He's not sleeping and he's still trying to figure out how to deal with it and move on," executive producer Erica Messer said. "It feels necessary to touch on that again and show that it's still weighing on him and affecting him."

    Check out an exclusive sneak peek at the episode below.

    Criminal Minds airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on CBS.

    Source: TV Guide

    Watch the Sneak Peek at the source

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    The album, due out on June 11 and will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow. Logan, James, Carlos, and Kendall took to Twitter last Friday to tell fans the names of four of the tracks. Take a look at photos of each title track reveal, also listed below, from today’s Vine.

    1. “24/seven”
    2. “Like Nobody’s Around”
    3. “Get Up”
    4. “Song For You feat. Karmin”
    5. “Run Wild”
    6. “Crazy For U”
    7. “Picture This”
    8. “Confetti Falling”
    9. “Amazing”
    10. “We Are”
    11. “Love Me Again”
    12. “Just Getting Started”
    13. “Untouchable”
    14. “Lost in Love featuring Jake Miller”
    15. “Na Na Na”

    The band recently announced the Summer Break Tour with Victoria Justice starting June 21 starting in LA and stopping in over 38 cities. And season 4 of Big Time Rush will premiere on Nickelodeon on May 2.


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    The Syfy series WAREHOUSE 13 likes to play with death, so much so that cheating death has become a central theme of the show. But in a surprise twist before the long hiatus, WAREHOUSE 13 changed the rules and finally delivered a death that was not reversible. Killing off fan-favorite Leena (Genelle Williams), fans were as devastated as the characters left standing on the show. In addition, discovering that Artie was responsible for her was even more shocking. Artie was the one man who we could never conceive of doing such a thing and the result was haunting. In a recent press conference call, executive producer Jack Kenny and stars Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly talked about the ripple-effects of Leena’s death, how she came to draw the short-stick, as well as previewing all the fun guest-stars upcoming over the next 10 episodes of Season 4.5.

    Can you share what originally motivated the decision to kill Leena’s character and what the loss of Genelle has meant to the behind the scenes WAREHOUSE 13 family?
    JACK: It was very difficult for all of us because Genelle was so sweet and wonderful. There’s a lot of different levels that that played on for me as a showrunner and head writer too. Essentially we needed somebody to die and stay dead because we’d brought back Artie. We brought back Steve and if death doesn’t mean anything then the stories no longer have stakes. If you can bring back anybody from dead then death is no longer a danger and so it becomes impossible to make something dangerous to raise the stakes in the story. So we had to lose someone that stayed lost so that we could deal with real mortality since mortality was such a strong element of our season this year. So that was one thing was very important. Then it became well who can we lose, who in the cast can we lose and yet it would still have a powerful impact on everybody. And Leena was the obvious choice because it was hard to get Leena into stories, into artifacts snag and bag since she’s not an agent and yet it would have meaning for the cast to lose that character for the characters to lose her because she’s such a warm and lovely presence and such a loving presence in their lives. So it was sort of the perfect opportunity to really punch everybody in the gut and have them have to deal with something monumental in their lives. Any other external character wouldn’t have meant the same thing. And also such an innocent, such a pure innocent who was literally turned around to help Artie when she thought he needed it, essentially gave her life. In the second episode one of the things we tried to show was that everybody knows what they’re getting into when they go to work for the Warehouse. It is a dangerous job. It’s like joining the military. You could lose your life and you have to be prepared for that. So that was also very important. But Genelle was so lovely and so sweet and everybody loves her. We do get to see her in a few more episodes because as its sci-fi, once you’re dead it doesn’t mean you’re off the show just because you’re dead.

    After what happened to Leena everybody’s upset, but obviously they’re going to forgive Artie. Can you talk about how kind of just the emotions from that is going to continue throughout the rest of the season?
    Artie’s the first person that has to deal with this and I’m sure you’ve seen the premiere episode already and so we do a really cool thing where Claudia who’s our most obvious choice to go after Artie and bring him back to us, we have a really kind of emotional moment. And Artie’s having a very hard time dealing with what he did. He was affected by an artifact but he sees it as his hand is the one that did it and so he’s responsible. So there’s that hurdle that has to be leapt over in terms of Artie making his piece with what an artifact made him do. And then there’s the tension between Claudia and Artie where we spend actually the next three episodes dealing with in terms of what she had to do him. She had to stab him and bring him back when he didn’t want to come back and a lot of other tension-riddled issues that they have to deal with. So those are some big hurdles to get over and then also the rest of the crew has to help Artie with this. I mean there’s a second episode where Myka and Steve are helping Artie and dealing with it and then ultimately there’s a beautiful moment where Pete sort of stands up and gives a speech to the regents on Artie’s behalf. I mean the family is rallying around their essentially patriarch to help him deal with this and to help the Warehouse move on with that it has to do. And then we bring in Kelly Hu who essentially comes to run the B&B and we find out that she actually has a deeper purpose and ultimately an even deeper one that I don’t want to reveal yet, but a deeper purpose in that she is there for our people to talk to because I think the regents come to the conclusion that when you die and come back to life, when you kill someone you love, when you are attacked by an artifact and almost killed that maybe there’s some issues that have to be dealt with so a little PTSD that has to be dealt with. So Kelly’s here for that.

    How did you choose the previous/current characters to be in Artie’s mind when Claudia and Steve went to pull him out?
    JACK: Well we went with our two well I guess most people’s two basic instincts: love and hate. Even with McPherson there’s a love/hate element to it. But we went to the most powerful people in Artie’s mind that our people could also immediately relate to. I mean we could have introduced entirely new characters. We talked briefly about suddenly Artie’s mother shows up and she was the terror of his youth or something. But you spend so much time explaining who the character is that by the time they get to actually talk, you don’t have time to do a story. So we felt like the most visceral things in Artie’s mind were the woman that he’s in love with, the man who he most fears and hates because of what he’s done to him and then the woman who’s also the most powerful presence in his life Mrs. Frederic. We felt like those would be instantly recognizable and easy to deal with and also the most fun because especially when you have McPherson in an episode it’s going to be some good snarling fun.

    They seem to be the characters who have shaped Artie and Artie’s character.
    Right absolutely. I mean someday it would be nice to meet Artie’s mom to find out what that was like. I think there’s an episode somewhere in the past where he talks about something horrifying about his mom and he said you’ve never met my mother. There’s some comment like that. So someday we’ll meet his mother and she’ll be a piece of work.

    In the midseason premier you have guest stars James Marsters and Polly Walker, can you talk about what it was like working with them and what other guest stars we can look forward to seeing the second half of the season?
    EDDIE: One of the great things about being on WAREHOUSE 13 is when you’re on a successful show, successful people want to be a part of it and so I think we’ve been really lucky in regards to our guest cast. Having James Marsters and Anthony Head in the same show in the same season it’s pretty cool. The legions of BUFFY fans are just going to go crazy. Not just the fact that they have fans but that they’re also great actors. I would do well to sit back and take notes a lot of time because the talent that we’ve been able to have come through has been really great and it’s a testament to the show and to the writing and to the network.
    JACK: I have to say they both dove in feet first into our family and really fit in nicely. I mean we had a great time. The first episode is more James than Polly [Walker]. Polly has a couple of beats in it and then Polly comes back later in the season and has a very big episode, Episode 18, with Artie and Pete and Myka. And they sort of partner up together in search of an artifact which is kind of fun. So they were just great. It’s nice you get actors and they understand the genre and then as Eddie was saying they’re also tremendous actors so they can really play into the sci-fi fantasy of it and also bring you some real good, just some real good acting. They just fit right into the group. They joined us at our level and that’s always welcome and exciting. And then we’ve got coming up this season we’ve got Joel Grey is coming to join us in Episode 14 with Steve Valentine and Nora Zehetner. In Episode 13 we do an episode where Pete and Myka fall into a world of film noir and we’re joined by Missi Pyle and Enrico Colantoni, sort of a “Galaxy Quest” reunion, two people also who had just – I mean Enrico had such a great time on the show he came back to hang out on the set on another episode just because he liked everybody so much.
    EDDIE: He goes, “Man the vibe on this set is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I just want to come and hang out with you guys.” And if I may say so it really comes from the top down. Jack sets a tone on the show.
    JACK: And Missi sings in the episode, which is also a lot of fun. Then we have Ricardo Chavira, Charlie Weber comes on to play with us in Episode 16. Cynthia Watros is in Episode 17. And of course Anthony Head is coming to join us for the last three episodes and he turns out to be quite a powerful character. As it’s been released he plays a 16th century alchemist, rogue alchemist names Paracelsus and I like to joke that our show is probably one of the only shows on TV that you can have a great time, laugh, cry and get course credit for watching because we do lots of teaching. And Emily Bergl is coming on as well in Episode 12.

    What can you share about the return of Jaime Murray to WAREHOUSE 13?
    JACK: Jaime’s coming back in Episode 15 of the next ten. It’s a really great storyline with her and Pete and Myka on a chase and we kind of find out where H. G. ended up and what’s she’s doing and is she happy doing it. It’s a great episode. It was directed by Jennifer Lynch, David Lynch’s daughter. It’s really fun.
    JOANNE: There are some really, really nice moments with Myka and H. G. during that episode. I really, really enjoyed it. It’s worth checking out.

    How will Myka and H. G.’s relationship will be explored?
    JACK: What we find on our show interestingly enough for relationships we discovered it, what was it, Season 2, we had Paula Garces playing Dr. Kelly as a love interest for Pete and we tried it with Claudia and honestly even with Artie and Dr. Vanessa, because the show is basically an action adventure comedy and our guys are always out in the field or it isn’t really much of story, there aren’t too many stories that happen in Univille at the B&B, it’s really hard to service any kind of relationship even close friends or more than friends relationships. It’s just really hard to service that because it takes them out of the story or we have to manufacturer something else happening. There are just so many artifacts that are going to show up in your boyfriend’s life or you girlfriend’s life. The show just gets weird if it gets too inside baseball? So we discovered that relationships can pop up briefly on the show but then they just have to be in the background. And as far as the way we view Myka and H. G. I just think to me it’s important to show a relationship where two women who obviously care about each other, obviously love each other, obviously have a great deal of respect for each other and what they do, there’s no threat, there’s no competition, they’re just very close and they’re great, great friends and could it be more? Yes sure, in another world where they were doing other things, sure possibly. But frankly neither of them have time for a relationship with anybody. So we become a slave to the show in that regard.
    JOANNE: Well obviously when we see H. G. kind of give her life for the Warehouse it was a huge moment. I think there’s a lot of confusion and I think that we see these women trying to connect and try to redefine themselves after the huge events that kind of have befallen them both. And I think that their relationship is kind of a constant journey. And I think H. G. will always kind of have a positive — I think there’s something really nice about having two women as Jack mentioned earlier that aren’t bitchy to each other, that two women actually do like each other and sometimes can love and I don’t think H. G. is ever a negative thing in Myka’s world.
    JACK: It’s nice to see that it seems like each character makes the other one ask themselves really good questions about where they are in their life and what’s going on. I know that in Episode 15 some issues come up between H. G. and Myka where Myka asks the way you would of a close friend that you really care about, she asks some tough questions. She raises some really tough issues with her about where she is and what she’s doing and only someone who loves you can ask you those kind of questions without getting thrown out of the room.
    JOANNE: Definitely. I think it’s any relationship between two people of the same sex, roughly the same age sometimes it’s like looking in the mirror a little bit especially with your best friends? You ask the questions maybe you can’t ask yourself of the other person? So I think it’s a really interesting dynamic and I’m excited for the fans who are fan of that relationship to see that episode because I think they’ll be very happy.

    Is there something that was particularly fun or memorable for you out of this last batch of episodes?
    EDDIE: I don’t know if it stands out as a favorite necessarily which I guess that can tell you something about how good I think the following episodes are. They’re just as Jack said we get caught in a noir novel and that was so much fun to play. Again it’s WAREHOUSE 13 so we’re traveling around the world and we’re doing crazy, fun, exciting stuff from episode to episode. I mean I couldn’t tell you that I have a particular favorite storyline in that regard because they’re all so much fun to do.
    JACK: Premieres are always so heavily involved with cleaning up the mess we made in the finale of the season before that it’s oftentimes a lot of exposition but it’s really fun. They’re always my favorites because of the amount of work that goes into just cleaning things up and starting an entirely new arc. So I have a great time with premiers. And I know that Saul and Allison both really got to sink their teeth into some major stuff in the premier episode and coming out of last season as well. So I know that they both really, really dug diving in there and we get to see James McPherson again and Lindsay Wagner and we just had a great time with these guys coming back. But like Eddie was saying in this next group of ten the noir episode, the Las Vegas episode where people get levitated up into the sky. We go in search of pirate’s treasure in Episode 18. There’s a really beautiful moment in Episode 17 where we explore Pete’s last really bad ugly drunk when he was drinking years ago and the really awful event that happened because of that and it revisits it in a very painful and emotional way that he and Myka are dealing with and we get to deal with some nice, deep stuff and stuff that you need your family to hang onto while it’s happening. It’s been a really fun ride this Season 4.5. We’re very excited about what’s coming up.

    Would you like to see the writers give Pete more of a subdued humor in episodes like that or do you think it’s Pete’s humor that saves him from falling apart at the seams?
    EDDIE: I guess I don’t do subdued. I’m not really subdued. It is not really in my wheelhouse generally. I love Pete, I love the way that writers, the way Jack has — I mean Jack and I have known each other since 1998. He was one of the writer producers on my first show ever so he knows me pretty well and I trust him. And actually I’ll even say to Jack I’ll say, “Well, what if I do this?” And he’ll say, “We don’t want Pete to look like a fool? We him to be competent and you want to be careful not to cross that line.” So I’m real happy with the direction of the character and I think that as you said Pete uses his sense of humor to protect himself. It’s a defense mechanism. And I mean I think if he were also not good at his job than you could say he’s an idiot but he’s good at his job and he’s loyal and he’s heroic and ultimately if you notice he ends up solving a lot of the things that maybe Myka didn’t think of because Myka thinks more linearly than he does. So I think you need his type of mentality around.
    JACK: The other thing about Pete’s humor is its survival technique. I mean he gets into some pretty scary, dangerous type situations and I think it’s the way he kind of relaxes and sees the way out? He makes a joke, it keeps him calm, it keeps him moving rather than focusing on the danger in the moment. That’s the way his mind works. It’s his survival technique as Eddie said.

    What can you share about the upcoming WAREHOUSE 13 noir episode?
    JACK: I think it’s one of our most fun episodes that we’ve done. Eddie and Jo, do you guys want to talk about this? You guys had so much fun working on it as you said many times.
    EDDIE: What stands out for me in regards to the show is we didn’t just put on the era costumes and then take color and turn it into black and white and rely on that. I mean Chris Fisher who directed the episode shot it with the lenses and depth of field that they used to use back in the day. The lighting was the same type of lighting that they used. So it really once you see it on the screen, I mean it really looks like we are in an old film, in an old noir film. And it was great because there were a lot of times that Joanne and I had to work in noir speak I’ll call it that stylized kind of staccato way of speaking and then somebody would leave the room and then we’d have to switch to Pete and Myka speak and then they’d come back in the room and then we’d have to go back. So it was interesting acting exercise for Joanne and I to pull off and so much fun, just so much fun. And Joanne looked stunning and the costumes were amazing and it’s fun and the writing and I’m really excited to see it.
    JOANNE: It’s so fun to go into work for us as actors and not only do we get to do Myka and Pete but also do noir versions of them. It was a really, really, really awesome eight days of work.
    JACK: And I have to also add that Franco De Cotiis and Joanne Hansen outdid themselves with set design and wardrobe — and makeup too for that matter, hair and makeup — everybody just had such a great time recreating this world of a noir movie. I made Eddie and Jo watch “Double Indemnity” so they could really hit the ground running and they did. I mean it was just – they dove into the noir speak beautifully. It’s really just a fun ride. It’s the kind of thing our show does two or three times a season and we just had a great time doing it.

    Would you like to do more of those kinds of episode where it’s just Myka and Claudia, just the girls? The dynamic between those two characters was kind of fun to watch.
    JOANNE: I love the mix and match episodes. I think Eddie and I are such old hands at being together all the time and there’s this sort of ease when we do our episodes together. But the mix and match are fun. They’re different, it’s a different stride. I like to see the way that Myka’s and Claudia’s relationship has like kind of grown as their relationship has grown. We see sort of at the beginning in Season One a big sister/little sister kind of a deal and as Allison herself and Claudia the character has gotten older we see them more on equal footing which has been really interesting to explore.

    Claudia’s essentially becoming caretaker of the Warehouse. Could you talk a little bit about that?
    JACK: Absolutely. Actually that’s a big driver to our season finale. We’ve always teased that Claudia has a destiny at the Warehouse beyond just being an agent. And one of the things we’ll learn into certainly into Season 4.5 and even in Season 5 that we’ve been talking about here in the writer’s room these days is that there are certain people destined to be connected to the Warehouse, to be in the life of the Warehouse no matter what the world does or what the world looks like, they will always be connected. And Claudia is just one of those people that was destined to be here as you’ll hear Artie talk about it in Season 4.5 that she was kind of born to this. So yes we tap on it a couple times. Last year we had Mrs. Frederic take Claudia along with her to see the birth of an artifact so that she could have a little peak behind the curtain into what Mrs. Frederic does and we’re going to keep playing that dynamic of Claudia’s starting to sense her own connection to the Warehouse, starting to sense that she actually is in a way organically connected to WAREHOUSE 13 in a way that’s beyond what anybody else is. And it’s kind of beautiful. Allison plays it very nicely, very subtlety and you’ll see it in Episode 15 as well. There’s a cool story where she and Kelly Hu are on a hunt in the Warehouse. Something’s going wrong with the Warehouse and they’re trying to figure it out. Kelly and Steve and Artie also are in this story and its kind of fun. So we definitely will tap on that.

    To see all the fun new characters popping up this season on WAREHOUSE 13, be sure to tune in on Monday, April 29th at 10PM on Syfy – and do not forget to watch to the very end for a special little surprise of the first returning episode.


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    She may be turning 57-years-old this year, but Kim Cattrall was showing off an enviably slender figure and youthful face as she arrived at the Olivier Awards in London on Sunday.
    The Sex and the City star cut a striking figure on the red carpet in a royal blue one shouldered gown which displayed her trim waist to maximum effect.
    The actress's blonde hair was styled into a wavy bob, with silver hopped earrings and subtle make-up completing the look.

    Blue beauty: Kim Cattrall looked stunning at London's Olivier Awards on Sunday night in a floor length royal blue one shouldered gown

    The star looked in good spirits as she arrived at London's Royal Opera House, waving and smiling to waiting fans.

    At one point she posed with actor Seth Numrich, who she will star alongside in forthcoming Tennessee Williams play Sweet Bird of Youth at the Old Vic.
    Kim is set to play a faded movie star in the 1950s drama which follows a struggling actor trying to make it big in Hollywood, but who discovers his greatest talent is romancing older women with hefty bank accounts.

    Svelte: The billowing gown showed off Kim's slender figure as she waved to waiting fans

    Perfect pout: Kim posed with Seth Numrich, her co-star in forthcoming play Sweet Bird of Youth

    At the awards ceremony, Kim was on hand to present the Best Actor Award to Luke Treadaway for his acclaimed turn in play The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time.
    She later posed with the 28-year-old actor backstage as he posed with his award.
    Kim recently revealed that she stays in shape with a strict eating regime which she has stuck to for 40 years.

    Walking the red carpet: Kim and Seth looked relaxed as they arrived at the Royal Opera House ceremony

    Chic and classy: Kim cut a sophisticated figure in the striking gown which she teamed with bright red nails and hooped earrings

    'I take care of myself, which includes dieting, exercising and minimising stress,' she told Woman and Home Magazine.
    'I joke that I've been on a diet since 1974, which is basically true. I like to eat, and my body type is not naturally this thin, especially at this age.'
    The actress, who has been married three times but is currently single, says she is 'easy going' when it comes to choosing a man.

    Host with the most: Kim presented the award for Best actor to Luke Treadaway for The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time

    'I'm not really looking for a man,' she told the magazine. 'But the qualities I value are intelligence, humour and compatibility – someone who has a temperament that works with mine.
    'I'm not volatile. My professional life has a lot of ups and downs, but in my personal life, I'm pretty easy-going.'

    Not such a good look: Kim doesn't always get it right when it comes to hr red carpet looks, as she proved at a premiere last year*

    Watch The Video at the Source

    *I think She looks fucking fabulous

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    We can finally reveal that the cover star of our June issue (hitting stores on 8th May) is Demi Lovato!

    Yep, the Disney teen star turned chart-topping diva and X Factor judge for 3 seasons running has been hanging out with us in London, making pretty pictures for our June issue and giving us the gossip on her crazy life and those One Direction rumours...

    We hope you'll love our shoot and interview with Demi - not long to wait to check it out!

    Here's a backstage snap to get you excited - there's plenty more where these came from...

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    Farrah Abraham has indeed signed on the dotted line. About three weeks after she filmed a sex tape with adult film star James Deen -- and a couple weeks of very public negotiations -- the 21-year-old former Teen Mom star landed a deal with porn company Vivid Entertainment, the company confirmed in a Monday, April 29 press release.

    "I'm happy to confirm that we have purchased it," Vivid's founder, Steve Hirsch says in the statement. The film's raunchy title? Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom. "We went after this movie as vigorously as any sex tape we've ever pursued," Hirsch continues.

    "We felt it was definitely worth it, not only because of Farrah’s popularity, but because the footage itself is amazing. I think many fans will be shocked at how truly explicit it is," In reference to another famous reality star, he adds: "Farrah is gorgeous, sexy and absolutely uninhibited. Farrah's looks remind me of a young Kim Kardashian and we all know how her story turned out."

    According to TMZ, Abraham landed nearly a million dollars for the film. The lucrative payday is a little bit less than Abraham had publicly hoped for. Copping to the existence of the tape to Us Weekly on April 10, Abraham mused, "I will not be settling for anything less than a couple million." In the days that followed, Abraham was shot visiting Vivid's offices (in the company of daughter Sophia, 3, and her father) and lunching with Hirsch as they reportedly hammered out the details of the deal.

    Why did Abaraham do it in the first place? Sources told Us that she's desperate to revive her career after Teen Mom's September 2012 finale failed to lead to a new reality show. "She tried to recruit a boyfriend for Couples Therapy," one pal told Us. "But no one would do it."

    She mused to Us of the film: "When I'm older, I'll have my best year to look back on."

    Abraham is also expected to be arraigned shortly in her native Omaha, Nebraska for an alleged DUI.

    Source: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/farrah-abraham-signs-sex-tape-deal-for-nearly-1-million-film-gets-title-report-2013294

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    Fanfiction: you either love it, or you just don’t get it.

    For those of you unfamiliar with the term, a piece of fanfiction is a story written by a fan of the original work, usually featuring the same characters or settings. These stories usually fit under a range of types – including missing scenes, romantic pairings (either obvious or otherwise) and stories in which the plot differs vastly from the original. Some of the entries are relatively tame and stay true to original characters, where as others stray far from the plotline, with stories that break the boundaries of normal imagination (and sometimes sanity) there are stories depicting sexual relations between Jesus and Noah.

    To those outside of the world of fanfiction the hobby seems strange; surely the original stories themselves are enough? And why would anyone want to read about the Sorting Hat having a penis? But for some, the original pieces only leave them craving more, with unanswered questions leading them to read, or even write, alternatives or supplements to the originals. To those that the world of fanfiction has captured, it can be an addicting hobby that gives you more from the stories you love.

    Fanfiction.net, the largest fanfiction website, hosted over 3.5 million fanfics in 2011. These stories are usually based upon TV shows, books, anime or games, with the most popular categories being Harry Potter followed by Naruto and Twilight. However, fanfiction stories aren’t all based upon fictional characters and places, some are written about real people – from Bear Grylls to Mitt Romney, from Tom Daley to Lance Bass from NSYNC. With such a vast community creating so many different works, it is easy to see how so many are sucked into the world of fanfiction. While many students may never admit that they have read fanfiction, and some genuinely have no idea what it is, it seems to be a more popular hobby than first expected. Following the US, the UK has the second highest number of accounts on fanfiction.net. With 80% of users being between aged 13-17, it is quite possible that your fellow students have read fanfiction, or even still do.

    Isabel Travers, 3rd year English student at the University of Nottingham, provided IMPACT with an insight into why many students become fascinated with fanfiction, giving her own personal reasons for indulging in the stories. “If a story had really bitten me and I wanted more material from it, then fanfiction was the way to find this. Fanfiction provides answers to the questions that are planted in your mind whilst reading or watching these stories. If you start asking yourself “what if that pairing were together?”, “what if that scene was written differently?”, or even “what would they have been like 20 years on?”, then inevitably you will turn to fanfiction.”

    And of course, many fanfiction readers also choose to write their own stories too. IMPACT heard from two students who had previously written fanfiction, with one averaging at around 10,000 views a month during his peak writing time, and the other receiving 30,000 views for a piece of writing based on Doctor Who. Fanfiction websites provide a platform for writers to develop their style and story telling skill, and a good writer within the community may be given the chance to develop as an author outside of it. For instance, Princess Diaries author Meg Cabot originally wrote Star Wars fanfiction, and the most popular book of 2012 was originally a Twilight fanfiction (yes, I am talking about 50 Shades of Grey).

    Isabel is ex-fanfiction writer, writing mostly when she was 15, and further expressed how her adoration for particular fandoms and her own creative instinct led her to write her own fanfiction, comparing the satisfaction of finishing a fanfiction piece to that of any writer; such as a journalist finishing an article or a novelist finishing a book. “Writing fanfiction has definitely altered my writing style – I’ve become smarter with the words I pick”, she states. “I’ve also been told that my stylisation is impressive, which is one of the most important things about fanfiction – if your character sounds different or behaves in a way that is untrue to the original then people will click off your story straight away”.

    It seems that perhaps fanfiction authors should be given more credit; after all, a novelist or a screenwriter gets to invent and sculpt their own characters, where as a fanfiction author has to mould these characters into their own without straying too far from the original – a feat that could not be achieved by most. It is this ability to completely change a story, whilst still bearing enough resemblance to the original, which makes many pieces of fanfiction something to admire.

    Fanfics that depict relationships between Draco and Harry have been particularly popular, spawning a cult of ‘Drarry’ shippers – with Facebook pages, fan art and many stories all dedicated to the pairing. Some of these stories are sweet, romantic, and believable, whilst others make references to Harry’s ‘throbbing meatstick’ and Draco getting blue balls – images that unfortunately reappear in my mind whilst revisiting the films or books. Of course, Twilight fanfiction is also particularly popular, with one of the most popular stories being centred on an orphaned six-year-old Isabella Swan, who is rescued by Edward and the Cullens – slightly creepy? Perhaps. More recent favourites, such as Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead also attract a large following, suggesting that fanfiction was not just a phase that our teenage selves went through, but still has appeal to today’s young teenagers. After all, fanfiction is nothing if it is not adaptable – while there are still new novels being published, new films or TV shows being aired and new manga being distributed, there will always be more fanfiction appearing on the internet, waiting to be accessed by anyone who needs a fix beyond the original.

    Although reading or writing fanfiction is something that many teenagers grow out of, for the period that a person is fully immersed in the world of fanfiction it is easy to see how they get pleasure out of it. Whether reading sex stories about Justin Bieber for comedic value, exploring an alternate universe where those characters you desperately wanted to be together finally become a couple, or just letting your imagination run wild with missing scenes from your favourite film or novel, fanfiction provides a break from reality and allows us to delve into our favourite imaginary settings. The possibilities that fanfiction exposes us to are endless, which is why fanfiction was not just a hobby for our mid-teenage selves, but will be for generations of curious teenagers to come.


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