Articles on this Page
- 04/29/13--15:47: _Farrah Abraham I'm ...
- 04/29/13--15:47: _Neutral Milk Hotel ...
- 04/29/13--15:47: _In which Matt Damon...
- 04/29/13--15:48: _Leonardo DiCaprio o...
- 04/29/13--15:49: _Reese Witherspoon t...
- 04/29/13--15:51: _Tim Tebow Offered N...
- 04/30/13--13:59: _The Big C Hereafter...
- 04/30/13--14:00: _Why Michelle Duggar...
- 04/30/13--14:16: _Medina & Wolfgang G...
- 04/30/13--14:17: _TNT Renews "Dallas"...
- 04/30/13--14:22: _Who is Even Surpris...
- 04/30/13--14:30: _Carey Mulligan cove...
- 04/30/13--14:43: _BRITNEY’S RECORDING...
- 04/30/13--15:23: _ Sherlock series 3:...
- 04/30/13--15:23: _'The Following's' J...
- 04/30/13--15:24: _Taylor Swift visits...
- 04/30/13--15:24: _Rebel Wilson Improv...
- 04/30/13--15:25: _Howard Stern's Wife...
- 04/30/13--15:25: _The Voice: no news ...
- 04/30/13--15:25: _You Can Go Ahead An...
- 04/29/13--15:47: Farrah Abraham I'm NOT GUILTY of DUI
- 04/29/13--15:47: Neutral Milk Hotel reuniting for tour
- 04/29/13--15:51: Tim Tebow Offered New QB Gig ... At 'Lingerie' League
- 04/30/13--13:59: The Big C Hereafter Part 2 Preview
- 04/30/13--14:00: Why Michelle Duggar Won't Be Caught in a Bikini
- 04/30/13--14:16: Medina & Wolfgang Gartner premieres new MV
- 04/30/13--14:17: TNT Renews "Dallas" For A 3rd Season
- 04/30/13--14:22: Who is Even Surprised? - Beyoncé fans break tour photo ban
- 04/30/13--14:30: Carey Mulligan covers UK's Harper’s Bazaar
- 04/30/13--14:43: BRITNEY’S RECORDING AT RECORD PLANT TODAY! NOTHING ELSE MATTERS
- 04/30/13--15:23: Sherlock series 3: My Mad Fat Diary's Sharon Rooney to join cast
- 04/30/13--15:24: Rebel Wilson Improv Dances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
- 04/30/13--15:25: Howard Stern's Wife, Beth Stern: "His Penis Keeps Me Very Happy!"
- 04/30/13--15:25: The Voice: no news on coaches line up
Farrah Abraham has pleaded NOT GUILTY to her DUI -- and her May 31st trial could be awesome ... based on her list of excuses.
TMZ broke the story ... the former MTV "Teen Mom" (turned porn star) got popped for DUI in Nebraska, back in March.
Farrah's attorney was in court this morning to enter a not guilty plea to all 3 charges she's facing -- aggravated DUI, refusal to take a field test and disorderly conduct.
Farrah blew a .147 -- nearly twice the legal limit, according to the police report.
She went on TMZ Live days after the arrest and claimed she did nothing wrong -- that people had been feeding her drinks ... she was "put in a bad situation" by her sister ... was only re-parking her car ... she had a sober friend with her ... plus she had a bad cough and couldn't blow properly.
Tell it to the judge, Farrah.
Jeff Mangum has teased us with solo shows for long enough. Neutral Milk Hotel are actually, no-bullshit reuniting and heading out on tour in 2013-- 15 years after their last shows together. Only a handful have been announced so far, but apparently there is "more to come," according to the NMH website. Dates below.
We have confirmed that this touring lineup will consist of Mangum, Scott Spillane, Julian Koster, and Jeremy Barnes, the lineup that came together following the release of On Avery Island in 1996.
Following the release of 1998's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea and its subsequent support tour, Neutral Milk Hotel went on hiatus. Aside from a 2001 live album, a 2002 album of Bulgarian music, and a handful of live appearances, Jeff Mangum became indie rock's resident recluse for over a decade.
After playing a couple shows in 2010, Mangum fully resurfaced in 2011 and 2012 with several solo tours, a set for Occupy Wall Street, festival appearances, and a Neutral Milk Hotel box set.
A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the charity Children of the Blue Sky.
Neutral Milk Hotel:
10-22 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club *
10-23 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club #
10-25 Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium #!
11-28 Taipei, Taiwan - Hostess Club Taipei
12-01 Tokyo, Japan - Hostess Club Weekender
* with Elf Power
# with Half Japanese
! with Daniel Johnston
Sometimes shooting on location allows you to experience the majestic landscapes of New Zealand or the old-world charm of a European capital. Other times, it means you're standing next to an enormous mountain of garbage, throat burning and eyes watering as a helicopter's blades spray dried fecal matter over every exposed inch of your body. Elysium was the latter case.
The socially conscious sci-fi action yarn takes place in 2159, when the world has been divided into two classes: The rich elite live aboard the titular high-tech orbital space station, and everyone else suffers down below on a withering Earth. To depict our planet's unpromising future, writer-director Neill Blomkamp (District 9) took a trip to the outskirts of Mexico City to film at one of the world's largest garbage dumps.''The first day we drove in there, the smell came into the car and I was questioning if this was even possible,'' says Blomkamp. ''I was like, 'What have I done?'''
While the crew wore face masks and respirators, the actors didn't have that luxury. ''From a hygienic standpoint, it was a DEFCON 1 couple of weeks,'' says Matt Damon, laughing. ''Neill did get a little bit of enjoyment pointing out it wasn't dirt we were covered in, but fecal matter. We'd say, 'Man, I'm dirty,' and he would be like, 'Well, not technically.''' Although the experience wasn't pleasant, Damon says he was happy to hold his nose for Blomkamp's vision. The actor plays Max, a resident of Earth who gets irradiated at his factory job and must break into Elysium to cure himself using the station's advanced medical technology. His plan involves abducting an Elysian resident (William Fichtner) and making a brain-to-brain transfer. ''It becomes this act of desperation for him just to get to Elysium,'' says Damon. ''And he'll basically do anything.''
Partly filmed in the world’s second-largest garbage dump in Mexico City, the film saw Matt and his co-stars Diego Luna and Sharlto Copley contend with a particularly foul biological hazard. Matt explained they had to "literally eat sh*t".
"It was explained to us that, like any dump anywhere in the world, the dust is actually comprised largely of faecal matter,” Matt told Australia's News Limited newspaper group. "So, at the end of every day, as we’d wipe this stuff off, we’d be basically throwing these sh*tty towels at each other.”
Directed by Oscar-nominated District 9 director Neill Blomkamp, the film had several unglamorous sets in the garbage dump. Matt recalls one being a waterway - of sorts.
"One of them was called Poo River," said Matt. "Literally, that was, ‘OK, can we get everybody down to Poo River for scene 36?’”
Matt said it made for the toughest two weeks of shooting he's ever had. However, the end result was worth it.
"Everybody on the crew recognised that it was a really good idea and it was going to be worth it. It’s really one of the best sequences in the movie and I’m really proud of it," he gushed.
Max's efforts put him on the wrong side of the Elysium Corporate Authority (headed by Jodie Foster), which dispatches a nasty problem-fixer named Kruger, played with psychotic glee by District 9 star Sharlto Copley. ''He's definitely off his rocker,'' says Blomkamp of the character. ''Every time he comes on screen, there's a smile on my face.''Kruger carries a number of deadly gadgets, including a samurai-style sword, and he's so intense and off-putting that the actor needed to rein in his typical process of improvisation. ''I had a five-second rule for Kruger,'' says Copley. ''I couldn't be in character for more than five seconds off camera so I wouldn't mess up the vibe on set. He's not a nice guy.''
Science fiction has always been a strong avenue for social commentary — the first great sci-fi film, 1927's silent Metropolis, was set in a future strikingly similar to Elysium's — and Blomkamp's film plucks a number of political strings: immigration, health care, wealth disparity, pollution. ''For me, my films always seem to begin with something that's more of a conceptual thought,'' says Blomkamp. ''I was like, 'It would be really interesting to make a film on the science-fiction level about the haves and the have-nots.' Then I started messing around with the idea, and it started to just write itself.'' But he also hopes Elysium will give your heartbeat a workout along with your brain. ''All that social stuff is somewhere in there,'' says Damon, ''but none of it is heavy-handed. It's ultimately an entertaining, fun, big summer movie.''
Blomkamp, who made the F/X-driven District 9 for only $30 million, says Elysium similarly punches above its weight despite a heftier cost of nearly $100 million. ''Elysium tries to achieve the same ratio of budget to quality that District 9 did,'' he says. Another thing the films have in common: D9 was also filmed at a garbage dump. ''That's definitely a repeating theme with Neill,'' says Copley. ''I always know when I work with him that I'm going to experience some new and interesting smells.''
SOURCE 1& 2
I got to hand it to them to have the guts to film in a place like that, I know I would never be able to
Extra’s Jerry Penacoli sat down with Leonardo DiCaprio to chat about his new role in “The Great Gatsby,” turning 40, and whether he sees marriage in his future.
“It’s one of the most celebrated novels of all time, its classic American literature,” he said of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic. “What makes ‘The Great Gatsby’ great is everyone has their own interpretation of these characters… it’s a very voyeuristic novel.”
He added, “When you make a movie, you have to be much more specific about everything you do. You have to make choices as an actor and as a storyteller that dramatize these brilliant chapters. I think it's a risk, just in the sense that it's so beloved, and you're almost setting yourself up for criticism in a lot of ways.”
As far as his personal life is concerned, Leo admitted his 40th birthday is “right around the corner” and he’s “feeling great" about it. He will celebrate the milestone in November 2014.
DiCaprio says he wouldn’t mind taking a little break. “To me, right now it's about getting a little breather -- getting some time off. Not a permanent break or not an indefinite period, but you know, just a few months off to do some other things.”
As an A-list actor, it’s hard for the star to step out of the spotlight, but he said he has “absolutely nothing to complain about.”
“There's a certain price to everything, but every time I listen to myself talk about those prices I get sick to my stomach because I'm so fortunate to do what I do, really I'm a lucky person.”
He’s not complaining about being single either. When Jerry asked about future marriage plans, he replied, “I take it as it comes. We'll see what happens in the future. I don’t try to determine what the future will be, I take it day by day.”
“The Great Gatsby” opens nationwide on May 10.
video at source!!
New baby, new production company and two of the best roles of her career – Reese Witherspoon is at the top of her game. She talks ambition, inspiration and why her girlfriends keep her sane, with Rosamund Dean.
There are some actresses who are so adored on screen, you almost don’t want to meet them, in case the reality doesn’t live up to the fantasy. Reese Witherspoon is one. This is the woman who taught us the ‘bend and snap’ in Legally Blonde, played Rachel’s little sister in Friends, and won an Oscar as resilient, conflicted June Carter in Walk The Line.
Sitting in the bar of the Beverly Hills Hotel where we are to meet for afternoon tea, I wonder: how can the real Reese Witherspoon possibly compete? Then, she strides in, all impenetrably dark sunglasses and stylish black sweater thrown over a red Carven dress.
For a second, she looks intimidating, but then the glasses come off, that megawatt smile comes on and I relax. She actually is the charming southern belle we know and love, her conversation peppered with ‘y’know’ and ‘y’all’.
‘Yeah, people definitely hug me a lot, and hand me their babies,’ she says of her girl-next-door image. ‘But it’s better than people throwing stuff at me, right? I’m always met with smiles.’
And – brilliantly – she counts some of our other favourite actresses among her closest friends. She recently enjoyed a girlie beach weekend in Mexico with Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore.
‘They’re just as charismatic and fun as you would imagine,’ she laughs. ‘It’s nice to hang with Drew because we both just had babies and we can support each other. And Cameron is such a funny, bright gal. She’s an incredibly sharp business-minded woman, but she disguises that side of herself. It’s her secret alter ego. It’s important to nurture your friendships and have fun because you can’t be a good mom unless you’re taking care of yourself.’
Witherspoon is incredibly family-focused, mentioning her husband and children affectionately and often. She also has an admirably good relationship with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe – father to 13-year-old Ava and nine-year-old Deacon – from whom she separated in 2006. She married talent agent Jim Toth in 2011 and their son, Tennessee, was born in September last year.
The tabloids made much of Barrymore and Witherspoon’s post-baby bodies on the Mexico trip. That level of scrutiny would send most of us over the edge, but she is diplomatic. ‘Well, there were lots of girls on that trip, it wasn’t all actresses. But we’re the ones who get photographed in our bathing suits,’ she rolls her eyes. ‘Great.’
She’s used to the attention, of course. Witherspoon has been landing leading roles for over two decades and, although she remains best known for comedy, her career includes everything from psychological thrillers (American Psycho) to period drama (Vanity Fair).
This year, she stars in two roles that are a world away from Legally Blonde. First up, she is the beautiful-but-damaged love of Matthew McConaughey’s titular fugitive in the wonderful coming-of-age story, Mud (released this month), then the mother of a murdered child in autumn’s true-life drama, Devil’s Knot, with Colin Firth and Stephen Moyer.
Both films are set in Arkansas – part of the draw for Witherspoon, having grown up in neighbouring Tennessee. ‘Mud is a story about where I’m from,’ she nods. ‘I grew up in that environment, on the water. My brother and I would spend all day tinkering with mechanical stuff and running around. The southern parts of America have their own dialect and sensibility and [writer/director] Jeff Nichols understands that because he’s from Arkansas.’
The film follows two boys who discover Mud hiding out and try to reunite him with estranged girlfriend Juniper. Jeff Nichols wanted Witherspoon for the role from the offset.
‘When I originally cast Reese, I told her I needed her because Juniper is spoken about through the entire film, and I needed the audience to recognise her importance as soon as she walked across screen,’ he tells me over email. ‘You have to believe Mud when he speaks about her character and you must believe he would go to such lengths to be with her. Reese commands this type of attention.’
McConaughey agrees: ‘Mud completely deifies Juniper, and there is no way she can live up to that.’ Interestingly, he adds: ‘Reese was the person I pictured as Juniper before we even began.’
It’s funny to see her sipping tea in the hotel’s very swish Polo Lounge, when her character in Mud is all Daisy Dukes and tattoos. She grins at the mention of McConaughey: ‘My husband is his agent, so I knew him already. He’s one of the world’s greatest storytellers. When he talks, you just want to listen. He’s got that wonderful syrupy Texas voice.’
Surely somebody somewhere is writing a romantic comedy in which these two can star together? It makes perfect sense. In a genre of many bad films, McConaughey and Witherspoon both know what makes a good one. Well, most of the time.
‘It really depends on how much you want the main characters to get together,’ says Witherspoon. ‘I can watch Bridget Jones any day of the week. And When Harry Met Sally, or Sleepless In Seattle. Any Nora Ephron film, basically.’
In fact, Ephron has been an enormous influence on Witherspoon’s life. Shortly before the beloved writer and director died in June last year, they had been working together on a biopic of American jazz singer Peggy Lee, which was to star Witherspoon.
‘Nora became a dear friend and gave me so much advice – about love, about work, everything,’ says Witherspoon, who says she feels very lucky to have received advice directly from the writer whose books inspired so many women. ‘I quote her books all the time, whether I’m talking to my daughter or my mother; I’m always thinking about Nora’s words. She really cared about helping other women.’
The idea of women supporting each other is crucial to Witherspoon. She has been approached to be the face of countless beauty brands, but chose Avon because of their work with women’s initiatives, like breast cancer charities and domestic violence campaigns. When I ask if she’s a feminist, she doesn’t miss a beat: ‘Absolutely, of course.’
And then reels off stats without pausing for breath. ‘Even now, in America, a woman makes 87 cents to every dollar a man makes. If you’re a black woman, you make 75 cents. You’re a Latin woman, it’s 67 cents. And this is doing the same job. There is enormous inequality in pay and inequality in the workplace to this day.’
These days it’s hard to talk about women at work without mentioning Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and her much-discussed book, Lean In. Sandberg’s mantra is one that Witherspoon firmly believes in: women should put themselves forward at work, stop putting themselves down and stop worrying about being ‘ambitious’ (a euphemism for ‘aggressive’ when talking about a woman).
‘As women, we shrug and smile and say, “Oh… me?” because it makes it socially acceptable for us to be successful,’ says Witherspoon. ‘But there is a balance between being an arrogant jerk and being someone who is proud of their accomplishments. We need to let successful women show off and support them. Because men don’t spend any time putting themselves down. They don’t waste their breath. You have to be the best version of yourself and, if that means you have to be a bit self-promoting, then it’s okay. It really is. Because who’s going to believe in you more than yourself? Other than, maybe, your mother.’
She cites an example: her Academy Award for Walk The Line, which now sits proudly in her living room ‘wedged between some macaroni art from Ava when she was little and a sculpture that Deacon made’. But there was a time when she kept it in the bedroom because she didn’t want to show off. Only when a friend told her she shouldn’t hide her light under a bushel did she move it into the front room. ‘Because Lord knows every day is not a success,’ she says with a wry smile, ‘every year is not a success. You have to celebrate the good.’ And Witherspoon has a lot to celebrate.
With such a long and varied career, at just 37, she is something of an industry veteran. With nothing to prove, she’s ready to take some risks. Having dabbled in producing over the years, she has formed a new company, Pacific Standard Films, with friend Bruna Papandrea. They have several projects in the pipeline, including an adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, and Cheryl Strayed’s memoir, Wild, on which she has enlisted Nick Hornby to write the screenplay.
‘I’ve gained a lot of confidence as a businesswoman over the years,’ she says. ‘I feel like I know what I’m doing now, and also that other people know that I know what I’m doing. I’m very driven.’ She scrunches her face up in a look of determination that reminds me of Tracy Flick, the superkeen high-school presidential candidate she played in 1999’s political satire Election, her breakthrough role.
‘Yeah, I really like to have a task or a goal,’ she laughs. So work is going well and life in the Witherspoon household sounds golden, but refreshingly normal. She tells me about the rush to get everyone to school on time with all the requisite book bags and guitars (clearly, in LA, kids take a guitar to school).
She hopes her eldest, Ava, will go to university, but admits it’s difficult to argue her case when she got into the prestigious Stanford but left after a year when her career took off. ‘She’d better get her butt to college, basically!’ she laughs. ‘But right now we just have to make it through junior high. It is not easy being 13. I’m reliving it through her and every time you don’t get invited to a birthday party, it’s the most horrible feeling.’
With her solid family life, it’s easy to forget that Witherspoon has been through some really tough times in the past few years, including the divorce and time as a single parent. It was at those times that her female friends really stepped up.
‘Oh my gosh, I don’t know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn’t had my girlfriends,’ she says. ‘They have literally gotten me up out of bed, taken my clothes off, put me in the shower, dressed me, said, “Hey, you can do this,” put my high heels on and pushed me out the door! But you do have to work at friendships as much as you would any relationship. So, even when I’m really busy, we always manage to find each other on Saturday nights for a drink.’
Witherspoon is great company, laughing easily. But the biggest laugh of the afternoon comes when I remark that when it comes to balancing her family and career, she seems frighteningly together and on top of everything.
‘Hahahahaaah,’ she exclaims, with a look that says it certainly doesn’t feel that way. ‘Things have got to give all over the place. Ever since I had the baby, I can’t remember anything. Seriously, this child stole my brain. I’m sure I’m losing friendships over forgetting to get back to people. But you can’t keep up with everything. I’ve got a 13-year-old, a nine-year-old and a baby. It’s like CNN ticker tape running through my mind at all times [puts on robotic voice]: “Where is Ava? She’s okay. Good. Where is Deacon? He’s okay. Good. Where is Tennessee? Is he okay? Yes. Great. Back to Ava…” It doesn’t stop.’
One thing that clears her head is building boards on Pinterest. Yes, really, she is completely obsessed with the pinboard-creating social networking site.
‘Obsessed,’ she repeats, firmly. ‘My husband says, “Are you buying those things?” And I’m like, “No, I’m just putting pictures of them on my electronic pinboard.” Then I get to organise them: so this is my dream kitchen, these are my favourite handbags, these are hotels I want to visit, jewellery I really need to buy… I have a whole board of monogrammed accessories, I like to put my name on everything.’
She waves her Breton-striped iPhone case around as an example. It is emblazoned with ‘Reese’ on the back. ‘I don’t know what’s wrong with me,’ she says with a helpless shrug. ‘It’s expensive and I don’t need it, but it’s got my name on it!’
Our afternoon tea is winding up. She has ignored the tower of sandwiches in favour of a bowl of berries, but then so would you if you were photographed on the beach right after giving birth. It seems a love of tea is not Witherspoon’s only British a affection. She talks enthusiastically about Downton Abbey and then professes a love of Sharon Horgan’s dark BBC Three comedy, Pulling.
‘Sharon is so brilliant,’ she enthuses. ‘She finds comedy in the mundane, and how absurd everyday life can be. She and I are actually working together at the moment.’
Whaaaat? A Horgan/Witherspoon co-production? ‘Yes, it’s a Sharispoon… a Reesegan… a Horgaspoon!’ she exclaims, delighted with her portmanteau. ‘It’s The Top Secret Untitled Horgaspoon Project.’ We can’t wait.
source 1& 2
Here's hoping Tim Tebow has developed a taste for women's undergarments ... because TMZ has learned, the teamless QB has just been offered a new job with the "Lingerie" Football League.
The LFL -- now known as Legends Football League -- sent Tebow's agent a letter moments ago, offering the former Jets QB a swanky new coaching position ... after the Jets fired his ass this morning.
LFL President Mitchell Mortaza writes, "Now that it appears Mr. Tim Tebow's career in the National Football League may be coming to an end, we at Legends Football League would like to extend him an offer to become our Quarterbacks Coach nationally."
The letter doesn't explain Tim's duties or how much he'd be getting paid ... but it's better than nothing.
Did anyone watch last night's episode? HUGE improvement from last season.
When it comes to swimming, the Duggars have it covered.
On a recent marriage retreat to Puerto Rico filmed for their reality show, TLC's 19 Kids & Counting, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar decided to go snorkeling. But not in typical bathing suits.
"In society, sometimes there's this idea that we cover up at certain times and then we go to the beach and wear our underclothes," Michelle tells PEOPLE. "Bathing suits are pretty and colorful but it's not our thinking that it is okay to be naked some places and not other places."
The solution is to find something "I feel comfortable in," Michelle says. "I am not feeling exposed in the ways I am uncomfortable with." For the trip, which airs Tuesday (9 p.m. ET) on TLC, that meant covering up in swimwear by WholesomeWear.com.
"The eyes are the windows to the soul," Michelle says. "And we are trying to keep our hearts pure, which is a struggle. Everyone has their idea of what is modest, but for our family, we try to avoid situations ... like the public beach or swimming pools that can make it a challenge to keep our minds pure."
Now Michelle and Jim Bob – who have 19 kids, two grandchildren and another due this summer – are able to jump into the water and have a good time like they did in Puerto Rico, though they still choose to swim privately when they can.
"I grew up going to the lake every summer but getting to see the coral reefs and beauty of the ocean was a new, wonderful experience," Michelle says of their trip. "I've always wanted to do that."
Putting to rest much anxiety amongst the serial’s fans, TNT on Tuesday announced that Dallas will in fact return for Season 3.
The news comes more than two weeks after the show’s Season 2 finale.
“Dallas has built a passionately loyal following with its expertly woven storylines, clever twists and turns, and numerous outstanding performances by a cast that spans generations,” TNT/TBS/TCM president Michael Wright said in a statement. “Although we said goodbye to Larry Hagman and his iconic character J.R. Ewing this year, Dallas has many more stories left to tell, and the Ewing clan will continue to honor J.R.’s memory by keeping its audience surprised and delighted.”
Dallas‘ double-episode Season 2 finale averaged 2.9 million total viewers and about a 0.9 demo rating, rising 30 and 20 percent from the week prior and on par with its season opener. TVLine readers gave the episode an average grade of “A-.”
The 15-episode Season 3 is slated to launch in early 2014.
I love this show. IDGAF
Beyonce's photo ban on her Mrs Carter Show tour has backfired as fans flooded Twitter with their own snaps.
The Halo singer put strict restrictions on any unapproved photographers sending out photos from the show, but didn't count on her fans tweeting their images of the gig.
She has her own photographer on the tour with her and sends out three to five carefully chosen photos after each show - however, the plan went out the window after her first night at London's O2.
Fans of the 31-year-old star took to Twitter to share their snaps, creating an amateur's eye full round up of the concert.
Included in their photos were some of Beyonce wearing a sparkly blue catsuit, something the audience said was a highlight of the show but which wasn't part of the official pictures.
Those the Single Ladies singer chose to hand out to the media all show her face on to the camera at flattering angles.
In February Beyonce's publicist asked news agencies and websites to remove "unflattering" photos of the star taken during her Super Bowl performance.
One website was even asked to change their article, with the publicist saying: "I am certain you will be able to find some better photos."
Beyonce, who is married to rapper Jay-Z, is on a 65-date world tour which began in Serbia on April 15 and makes its way over to the US in June.
Her show costumes are mainly designed by Julien Macdonald, with a few items by Dsquared2.
source 1, 2
English actress Carey Mulligan graces the cover of Bazaar’s June issue in an ethereal cover shoot featuring Prada, Erdem and Bottega Veneta. She met with Ajesh Patalay to talk about life as Mrs Mumford, working with Leonardo di Caprio and those persistent pregnancy rumours. Below, Ajesh shares five behind-the-scenes things about Carey that you may not know.
CAREY'S ACTING HEROES...
...are Daniel Day Lewis and Cate Blanchet.
On Daniel Day Lewis:
When she was at Woldingham, her girls boarding school in Surrey, she played John Proctor in the school production of The Crucible (the part played by Daniel Day Lewis in the film version). She met the actor at the British Independent Film Awards a few years ago. “He wrote me this beautiful handwritten note a couple of weeks afterwards just saying how nice it was to meet me and that he’d like An Education. His penmanship was beautiful. The note was the most beautiful thing. If my house was burning down I would save that. It is so precious.”
On Cate Blanchet:
“When I was about 14 years old at school we had a copy in our rec room of Elisabeth starring Cate Blanchett and we just watched it over and over again. Then I met Cate in Sydney because she had worked with my co-star Joel Edgerton [who plays Tom Buchanan in Gatsby]. They had done A Streetcar Named Desire together, so we all went round to her house for lunch. She was so wonderful. She lived up to my expectations.”
CAREY'S MUSIC TO DANCE TO
...She used to listen to LMFAO Party Rock Anthem on the set of The Great Gatsby. “That’s what we used to dance to. It’s also the song that made me laugh hysterically and there were lots of times when I needed to go into a scene with that kind of energy.”
THE LAST BIG GIG CAREY WENT TO (other than one of her husband’s)...
“... was the Take That Reunion at the O2 with friends when I was 21 or 22! I was a huge Take That fan when I was younger. I never went to cool Notting Hill dives. I don’t really know what to do with my hands at gigs.”
CAREY'S MIXED-CD SPECIAL...
... is for her grandmother who suffers from severe Alzheimer’s (Carey is an ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society). “I make [her] mix-tape CDs of different music. Music is something she responds to. She used to sing along. Now she just taps along, which is an amazing indication of the things the brain retains. She really responds to male voice choirs and she loves Bryn Terfel.”
Carey Mulligan heading inside her hotel with a bag on April 27 in New York City.
Carey Mulligan after a workout at the gym on April 25 in New York City.
Carey Mulligan and husband Marcus Mumford taking a stroll on April 24
Sources: harper's bazaar& justjared
Edited to add the subscriber's cover, thanks to georgiana08
Yes, we already know Britney‘s recording right now—but that doesn’t make it any less thrilling.
The Holy Spearit was photographed walking into Record Plant in Hollywood today — one of the studios where the Living Legend recorded songs for 2011′s Femme Fatale and 2003′s In The Zone. There, she will lay down flaw-free tracks for her upcoming eighth studio album, Blackout 2.0: Keeps Getting Urbaner.
As for the latest from the rumor mill, the album will supposedly feature Wiz Khalifa, and will.i.cant—the rumored executive producer (Godney help us all)—promises to make it “personal.” But we all know that everyone’s just talking that talk until its time to decide the final tracklisting: Remember when William Orbit was writing for Femme Fatale…until he suddenly wasn’t?
There’s only one thing we know for sure: “Ooh La La,” Brit Brit’s contribution to Smurfs 2 (What’s a Great Gatsby soundtrack?) is coming to smurf all of your faves, win her an Academy Award for Best Original Smurf (and the winner is…LUCKY!), and become the official anthem of Spring/Summer 2013.
Oh, and “Radar” will be included as a bonus track. Get ready, bitches…
Sharon Rooney, last seen in E4's My Mad Fat Diary, is to join the cast of Sherlock – most likely for the series three finale.
Rooney will play a character named Laura, according to her online CV, although other details of the part remain scarce.
"We won't be saying any more about her role at this point," a spokesperson told RadioTimes.com, but there are good reasons to believe Rooney will appear in the concluding installment of the three-part series.
Episode one of Sherlock is already in the can, with the second installment set to wrap soon, prior to a summer break. And since Rooney has not previously been linked with the series (despite several more high-profile names being leaked) it seems likely her character is bound for the final episode.
Sherlock series 3 is due to air on BBC1 towards the end of the year.
Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) on FOX's The Following wasn't just trying to reunite his family or get under Ryan Hardy's (Kevin Bacon) skin; he was also trying to achieve a level of success with his work that he just never seemed to manage as a writer. That manifested itself on the season finale episode, and Carroll's "Final Chapter" of his new book with bringing his wife Claire (Natalie Zea) to a lighthouse and waiting for Hardy to happen upon them so the three could have it out over their history.
"The Lighthouse was the first book he wrote; it was kind of panned so brilliantly by the critics. It was called "The Lighthouse," and it kind of book-ends-- it's a motif that book-ends the season, really," Purefoy said to LA TV Insider Examiner when we caught up with him on the Los Angeles red carpet of The Following's finale event.
Of course, this was pointed out within the episode, as well, as Claire criticized his on-the-nose symbolism, but Purefoy pointed out that Carroll had "so many chemicals" in his body that his faculties were shutting down. He had been stabbed-- twice-- with metal cutlery that were probably leaving toxins in his body. He was on pills and booze to dull the pain. But more importantly, he was unraveling emotionally and mentally, and that left him vulnerable. That would explain the man with the plan's giant, subsequent failure. Purefoy went so far as to call Carroll "insane" by the end of the season, something which should have been tipped off when he actually thought Claire was coming around episodes earlier.
"I think he was terribly surprised when Claire stabs him because he really thought-- he really thought-- perhaps that was the first inkling that domestic bliss may not be on the cards. He really believed it. That's the important thing about Joe: he believes everything he feels," Purefoy said.
"He wants to believe that he can trust her. That's what life's about. The world's full of battered people; battered wives who keep going back [saying] 'He won't do it again because he loves me.'"
Like us, Purefoy found the most interesting part of playing a man like Joe Carroll his inner workings and what made him tick: "I was always interested in the psychology of Joe Carroll. It is terrifying, and I don't mean that he kills people but the complex ability to manipulate, which can really get under people's skin. And it's not obvious in any way, shape, or form to the person who's being manipulated," Purefoy said.
"That he could do it and decide within a second the best way to get something. It might be misdirection; it might be charm; it might be sex; it might be intellect; it might be a million different ways to slip in, and that's the thing that I find really fascinating about him."
When it came to his wife, Carroll kept trying the old ways of wooing her back to him, like when they were first married. But when it came to his son, he resorted to a trickery that Purefoy dead-panned was the worst act his character created all season.
"Trying to get his son to like him pretending to not know how to make s'mores-- I think it was the single most evil scene I had to play. More so because he's so utterly fierce, and he's a man who's manipulating a child. As an adult watching, you know exactly what he's doing, and he's manipulating his son, trying to get his son to like him," Purefoy said.
Of course, Carroll got his comeuppance in the end, and while Carrollers everywhere are certainly holding onto hope that he somehow only faked his death, managing to escape that barn before it exploded, Purefoy admitted to LA TV Insider Examiner that as of the night of the finale airing, he knows "nothing about season two." Carroll could (and should!) certainly be seen in flashbacks in season two, but Purefoy would only say that "vaguely there's a possibility" that he would be returning, noting that they shot a few slightly altered endings for the finale episode that would have "drastically" changed the possibilities.
Would you keep Joe Carroll around for season two of The Following?
I'm tuning in next season just for my HardyBacon fix (and actual fanboy Mike ofc)
Love James but I'm completely over Joe being a flop in general.
Taylor Swift spread some cheer at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles this week…
The megastar stopped in to visit the family of Lauren Murphy, who was hit by a vehicle while running in the Hollywood area.
The beautiful blonde, who hails from Missouri, underwent an emergency labectomy to remove a portion of the front left lobe of her brain as well as surgery to extract a portion of her skull to relieve pressure and allow the brain to swell. Her status, at this point, is described as extremely critical but stable.
Family and friends have been by her side since last week’s accident, but got a bit of joy when Swift popped in. One friend posted, “That is so Cool!! She is going to be so mad that she was not awake!! Wake up Lauren!!!”
source / source
Rebel Wilson & Jimmy Fallon break it down, improv-style, on Late Night, inventing such dance moves as "The Mick Jagger Chicken" and "The I'm Holding Too Much Eye Contact While Thrusting".
WHERE IS THE REBEL WILSON TAG, MODS??
In a recent interview with Access Hollywood Live, Beth, 40, was very matter-of-fact about what life at home with the outspoken radio host is like -- both in and out of the bedroom. Addressing rumors that Stern doesn't quite measure up in the manhood department, Beth, ahem, cleared the air.
"He does that to himself. He always talks about that," Beth said of Stern's self-deprecating tendencies. "It keeps me very happy, his penis. How's that for you?!"
Stern previously sat in on an interview with Access Hollywood's Billy Bush and Kit Hoover and downplayed his assets. "When I'm really fully aroused, three inches," he joked last week.
But despite Beth's insistence that Stern is able to keep her happy, the former model and Spoiled Rotten Pets host is also adamant that the couple's home life isn't as "wild and crazy".
"Everybody think, 'Oh, you're married to Howard Stern… You must be laughing all the time,'" she said. "Yes, we are laughing all the time, but our lives together, it is not crazy. We go to bed at 8 o'clock at night, even on the weekend, just because that's our schedule. He gets up early for his radio show. We are definitely not wild and crazy."
In fact, the couple may just be keeping that routine for quite some time, because, as Beth put it, the twosome are "really fine without children." (Stern has three kids with ex-wife Alison Berns.)
"I'm turning 41 in July. I feel like that door is closing," she continued. "We really talked about it and considered it last year and the year before, but I think we're really fine without children. I have my animals, we have the greatest life and I don't see us having children -- never say never -- but I really don't see it."
At NBC Universal's Summer Press Day on Monday, perhaps the biggest news out of the panel for "The Voice" was that there was no news. When it was announced that Shakira and Usher would be filling in for original coaches Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera for the current run, Season 4, it was believed that Aguilera and Green would be returning to their chairs in the fall. But, as NBC chose to announce that they wouldn't comment on the plans for next season, it seems that what was once certain may not be any longer.
The chemistry between the current crop of coaches has proved to be quite appealing, which the coaches touched on during the panel. Panel mainstay Blake Shelton admitted that, though he'd been concerned about the fresh blood, the season has proved him wrong.
"I was a little bit nervous just because I knew how well the show was doing," Shelton said. "It was beating the odds, you know? It was a music talent show in a world where there's a lot of those. We knew we had something that worked and I never met either one of these two before. One thing you can't fake is chemistry. I'll be damned if it's not as strong as it's ever been with the four of us, you know? And I love that; I'm proud of that."
Fellow mainstay Adam Levine agreed, telling reporters, "We were certainly curious to see what the chemistry would be when the new guy and gal came, but I think that we're beyond happy ... It's obvious, too, if you watch the show that there's a lot of chemistry."
With the easy report between the four clearly on display during the near-30 minute discussion, it's not hard to see why fans have responded to the current line-up as they have. Though Aguilera and Green were only meant to take a breather for the spring, both might find cause to be worried about their future with the series.
It stands to reason that NBC might not want to mess with what's working for them in a season when so very little is. With Shakira and Usher fresh in viewers' minds, could Aguilera and Green be given the boot? Only time will tell.
so which coaches would you like to see next season?Also Shakira is gonna be on Jay Leno on the 8th May then Ellen on 10th!
By now, Terrence Malick's tendency to enlist lots of big name stars to come hang out his sets, only to subsequently cut them out of the movie, is as legendary as his press shyness. In fact, we devoted a whole feature to that very topic. And his latest film, the divisive "To The Wonder" -- listen to our podcast about it here -- is no different. While the finished movie pivots around four characters played by Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem, there were a handful who worked on the movie, in both big and small parts, that were ultimately cast aside including Rachel Weisz, Barry Pepper, Amanda Peet, Michael Sheen and Jessica Chastain. And now, you can add one more to that list.
Speaking with BlackBook, Michael Shannon revealed that he too shot some scenes for the movie that were ultimately excised. "I worked with Terrence Malick on 'To the Wonder'—I got cut out—but it was still a fascinating experience. I spent a day down there walking around with Ben Affleck and doing these completely random scenes where the camera was just going all over the place, and you never knew where it was going to be, and during the scene people would be tapping you and telling you to go over here or go over there, say this or do that," the actor shared.
And even more, when many of Malick's cast members have speculated about the director's freewheeling intentions, Shannon's says he's heard the man himself state what his process is all about. "And I've heard Malick say, 'I'm just trying to find the spontaneous, I just want something truly spontaneous to happen.'" he said.