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Revolutionary icon of modern celebrity, Paris Hilton, made an appearance on the Wendy Williams show to promote the newest fragrance, Dazzle, from her billion dollar fragrance line. Paris revealed she has signed a new 5 year contract, and is currently working on her 16th fragrance. Wendy asked about her relationship w/ River Viiperi, Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring, her current friendship statuses w/ Lindsay Lohan ("I've seen her around~"), Kim Kardashian, and Nicole Richie. Paris also spoke of her incredibly successful business empire, her stores that are opening up all over the world, and her upcoming beach club.
Awh. She's still v guarded and gives closed answers. but she had a few moments! 21 forever~
When you're the second person to portray one of science fiction's iconic characters, Chris Pine notes, it's easy to second-guess yourself about nearly everything. The American actor should know, having inherited the role of the USS Enterprise's Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek universe from William Shatner. Millions of dedicated Trekkies have kept the internet afloat with their views on him as Shatner's successor.
Pine went a long way to making the part his own with a swaggering, committed take on the 23rd-century hero in director J.J. Abrams' highly successful 2009 Star Trek reboot, but four years, and one highly anticipated sequel in Star Trek: Into Darkness later, he says his response to donning Kirk's trademark Starfleet uniform is still essentially the same.
''The first thought is always don't screw it up,'' says Pine, who was in Sydney last week along with his director and several of his co-stars for the world premiere of the new movie.
''There's plenty to look forward to, but you always start with don't screw it up.''
The un-Hollywood-like gap between the two films – ''we didn't just churn another one out because people wanted it,'' Zachary Quinto, who took over the equally famous role of Spock, says – has paid off. At a time where too many sequels are almost mechanical in repeating their initially successful elements, Star Trek: Into Darkness clearly furthers what has already been achieved.
''It has really big Greek themes about life and about your own mortality,'' Pine says. ''The brash, young punk upstart of a kid in the first one really gets to explore deeper, darker and more vulnerable parts of himself. We were ambitious with what we wanted to achieve not just visually, but also thematically.''
By retaining not only Abrams, but also the same writers, the new film is able to take established elements and twist them about.
In a plot that focuses on the pursuit across the galaxy of a terrorist, John Harrison (Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch, oozing malevolence), Kirk's cockiness becomes his downfall while Spock has to address the emotions that reside beneath his coldly logical outlook.
That belated growing up for Kirk brings the character somewhat closer to Pine. The 32-year-old, who wasn't a Star Trek devotee before securing the role, is more insular than his alter-ego. Kirk favours bar fights and girls who are literally off the planet, while Pine is more likely to be reading Viktor Frankl's psychiatric memoir Man's Search for Meaning or an examination of drone warfare.
A Los Angeles native with an English degree from Berkeley who periodically dips into edgier theatre work, Pine has experienced successes (2010's Unstoppable, alongside Denzel Washington) and failures (2012's interminable This Means War) in the wake of his ascendancy with Star Trek, but he remains the most low-profile leading man in Hollywood. Pine is the rare member of the young Hollywood set who doesn't feel the need to exhibit himself in the VIP section at the Coachella music festival.
''I hope it stays that way,'' Pine says. ''More than anything, what we do as actors is to sit and watch and I would never want to get so lost in the celebrity bubble that I couldn't do that because my feet no longer touch the ground.''
He attributes a good proportion of his grounding to his family background. Pine is third-generation Hollywood actor. His maternal grandmother, Anne Gwynne, was under contract at Universal Pictures in the 1940s, while his father, Robert Pine, has been a working actor for almost 50 years. The movie business holds few illusions for Chris.
''I grew up in a house where my father went on auditions and he got some and he lost some and there were good years and lean years,'' he says. ''I didn't expect anything from the business and that's often a danger in Hollywood, the notion that if you're pretty and have white teeth and just show up for the game then you'll win. That could not be further from the truth.''
While both Pine and Quinto separately invoke the defining spirit of Gene Roddenberry, who created the original Star Trek television series in 1966, the distinct bond between the new cast is noticeable.
The two actors use joint interviews as an excuse to swap jokes, while one of the funniest lines from the film was an improvised dig English comic Simon Pegg, as chief engineer Scotty, threw at Pine, who promptly cracked up.
The camaraderie between the ensemble cast will be affected by the departure of Abrams, who is trading Star Trek for Star Wars to direct the 2015 sequel to Return of the Jedi, but Pine believes the cast's commitment to each other and the movie's human qualities will prevail.
''This is not some guy in a superhero's mask – there's no Batman, no Superman,'' Pine notes, talking as much about the real world as the fictional one.
''Star Trek is about a bunch of disparate people and what they're capable of when they work together.''
Salute to a highly logical friendship
The relationship between Captain Kirk and his half-Vulcan science officer, Mr Spock, has long been at the centre of Star Trek's complex dynamic, and in expanding that for the rebooted movies, Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto have added a degree of humour and a friendship that has grown on and off the screen.
''During filming I looked around at friends and co-stars and realised that these are people who, whether we make four more or no more Star Trek movies, will always be in each other's lives,'' Quinto says. ''There's something profound about that and it's something I plugged into for crucial moments between Spock and Kirk.''
Quinto has seamlessly made Spock's pointy ears and striking intellect his own, complete with the blessing of his predecessor, Leonard Nimoy, but he's still surprised at the level of cultural recognition Spock carries. When Quinto campaigned for Barack Obama last year he was among a group of volunteers who met the US President, who sighted Quinto and promptly gave him Spock's Vulcan salute.
''You couldn't make that up,'' Quinto says. ''I've always been ambitious but I never imagined that I would be doing this level of work and be so fulfilled.''
And did he respond to Obama? ''I was right back at him,'' Quinto laughs.
Upon finding a positive pregnancy test at Ron’s cabin following a work retreat, Andy’s crime-fighting alter ego once again dons that coveted blue windbreaker. Of the five prime suspects — Leslie, Ann, April, Donna and Mona Lisa — the first four are initially ruled out, leaving a potentially with-child Ralphio as the most likely mother-to-be.
Confronted by her boy toy Tom, Mona Lisa confesses to the pregnancy, and then follows it with a big, obnoxious “Psyyyyych!” — making April the new likely suspect. Andy excitedly congratulates his wife, but then April confirms that she is not with child. Instead, she has a different life-altering announcement: She’s been accepted into an out-of-town veterinary school and really wants to pursue her dream of working with animals. (Andy gives his blessing and vows to make the distance work.)
Andy, meanwhile, brings Ron up to speed on the mystery and, in the midst of filling him in on the whereabouts of the positive test, a flustered Diane busts in and says that she and Ron need to talk… in private. Andy’s expression says it all — case closed!
In other Parks finale goings-on, Leslie holds a town forum to find out if Pawneeans deem themselves better off today than a year ago when she first took office. Turns out, they seem to think they are not better off (well, at least the candy-loving, sex-opposing, burger-inhaling, pot-smoking ones feel that way). So disgruntled are the citizens that they’re aiming to recall their newlyish-elected city councilwoman — a threat that Leslie decides to face head on.
And then there’s poor Tom, who, after refusing to sell his successful Rent-a-Swag empire to an anonymous buyer, learns that said mystery person plans to open their own youth-based rental store — and directly across the street from his establishment!
After five years of adulterous bliss, Naomi Campbell and hot Russian billionaire boyfriend Vladimir Doronin "have broken up," reports "Page Six." Believed to have separated from his wife in the late nineties, Doronin has been "out partying in New York" and "flirting." Supermodels everywhere, it's time to get your seduction on. Sure, he's married, but he was a great billionaire boyfriend to Naomi.
How could Naomi resist? He often wooed her on his yacht.
"Despite their separation, the supermodel is expected to invite Vladimir, 50, to her 43rd birthday party on May 22 in Ibiza," reports The Daily Mail. What woman would not enjoy competition from violent, gorgeous supermodel Naomi Campbell?
hoped they would last forever tbh, they make a cute couple
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There are two versions of Iron Man 3: One is the international version, and the other is the Chinese version, with added scenes. This version was made especially for the People's Republic. But that certainly doesn't mean everybody there likes it.
This article might contain spoilers.
Keep in mind that I'm not saying that China hates Iron Man 3, as the reaction to the film itself seems just fine. Instead, I'm pointing out that many in China do not like the China-specific content added to the flick.
Beijing-based Kotaku writer Eric Jou saw the film when it opened in China. The film has about four minutes of added content for the country. Before we get to the hatorade, let's review what was added for Chinese audiences and what was apparently not shot by director Shane Black.
About a third of the way into the movie, Tony Stark says he will defeat the Mandarin. A doctor in China named Dr. Wu (played by Chinese movie star Wang Xueqi) sees Stark challenge the Mandarin on television.
(Keep in mind that the U.S. press is apparently being told that Dr. Wu, who's barely in international version, is a complex character in the Chinese version. According to Jou, he's not. What's more, he ushers in a couple truly odd sequences in the film.)
In Dr. Wu's office, you can see Tony's Iron Man on a TV screen, surrounded by Chinese children and what looks like...Dr. Wu. The good doctor then calls Tony, but J.A.R.V.I.S., the A.I. butler, answers. It's worth noting that in even in the subtitled version, there are no subtitles in this sequence; J.A.R.V.I.S. speaks in Mandarin Chinese. While speaking with J.A.R.V.I.S., Dr. Wu actually says in Chinese, "Tony doesn't have to do this alone—China can help."
There's also this extra long shot of Dr. Wu awkwardly pouring a glass of Yili brand Chinese milk. But it's pure product placement. Before the movie starts, there are two China specific ads: One of them is a Chinese milk commercial that, as The Hollywood Reporter points out, asks, "What does Iron Man rely on to revitalize his energy?" (The answer is a Yili milk drink.) The second commercial is for a Chinese manufacturer of tractors and cranes.
Chinese bloggers like Buddha Kicking Rabbit are already calling the pre-movie ads the most unintentionally funny parts of the film and even recommend going early so you don't miss them.
After that, there's fighting and a bunch of Iron Man kind of stuff. And then! Tony Stark decides he doesn't want to be Iron Man anymore and to have the shrapnel in his chest removed, which, I think, would actually kill him, no? But whatever, the important thing is that he decides to go to China for an operation.
"No one comes to China for medical care," Jou points out. "That's just stupid."
The set-up is that Dr. Wu is the only doctor able to remove the shrapnel. Then, actress Fan Bingbing, who is not in the international version, walks down a hospital hallway for about fifteen seconds and says, "He's [Tony, that is] here." Apparently, she doesn't even have a name in the movie!
Dr. Wu and Fan Bingbing scrub up for the surgery, and Fan Bingbing says something like, "What if we accidentally kill him? Everyone will know it was our fault." And Dr. Wu replies that they won't fail.
Then, after the successful surgery, there's a scene in which Tony Stark is hugging Rhodey (Don Cheadle) and Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow). Fan Bingbing is nowhere to be seen, but there's this strange twenty-second (or so!) flashback to when Dr. Wu is talking on the phone. It's not really a flashback, Jou explains, because it didn't happen to Tony per se. Dr. Wu was talking to J.A.R.V.I.S. It's just odd and out of place—like most of the China specific content.
People's Daily, which is owned by the Chinese Communist Party, ran an article titled:"Iron Man 3 Draws the Audience Ire: This Type of Special Chinese Version Is Pointless" (钢铁侠3引观众吐槽：这种中国特供版不要也罢). The article, which was originally published by Yangtze River Post, reads: "All the problems of the movie can be forgiven. That is, all except the parts with Fan Bingbing and Wang Xueqi. This China centric portion is just terrible. It's a pointless commercial with lots of plot holes." Likewise, People's Daily's own review is also quite critical of the added Chinese content.
A Chinese friend of Jou's describes the added content like this: "When the Chinese show up in the movie, it's like suddenly changing the channel. It doesn't match the rest of the movie."
But the criticism doesn't stop there. On news site CNHubei, the reviewer writes, "This is the first time that I feel an edited version is better than the complete version." Here, "complete version" refers to the full Chinese version. This is particularly a damning criticism, because films are often edited in China and theatergoers cannot see the full versions in cinemas.
On television, too, people don't seem happy with the Chinese version. For example, on Shuo Tian Xia, a talk show on Liaoning TV, one anchor said, "It's a shame. Some audience members have said that the addition of the Chinese scenes are pointless and don't add to the movie." Her co-anchor replied, "It'd be better if they added more to the movie. A good way to get Chinese on board is just make a good movie."
From the sound of it, the Chinese version of Iron Man 3 brings four minutes of film nobody really wants or needs, save the film's producers so they could presumably secure whatever funding was necessary. Shame that they weren't smarter about the deal.
"It literally offends me as an American in China and as an ethnically Chinese person that Hollywood would attempt to sell this to the Chinese audience," says Jou."It undermines Chinese people's intelligence and movie savvy." But it makes money, no?
tl;dr the Chinese version is basically pointless and adds nothing to the actual plot
Filming is well underway on the next series of Girls, and yesterday Allison Williams was seen being put through her paces in New York. The actress, who plays Marnie, was spotted having a vigorous workout with the help of two rather dashing members of the production crew. If only our gym sessions were that fun.
I'm surprised at how much weight she lost, compared to when she did that video singing Nature Boy. It's like Jennifer Aniston on Friends, I never thought she needed to lose any weight on season 1 and by the end of the show she looks like she dropped at least 20 pounds.
Tonight was so anxiety inducing. Next week looksnpretty gr9
Sheryl Crow may have 9 Grammy Awards, but she's just like us. Find out why Sheryl turned down a job as a judge on "The Voice" and what celebrity makes her starstruck.
One Tree Hill star, Stephen Colletti, had a traumatizing afternoon when shots rang out inside Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston— which happened to be where the actor was traveling.
Reports are emerging that a man shot himself at a ticket counter after firing into the air with an assault rifle. The shooter, who is reportedly dead, was then taken to an area hospital— but not before scaring fellow travelers.
Hayden Panettiere's ex-boyfriend tweeted about hearing the shots.
He continued to explain that everyone froze after the initial gunshots, and when more were heard, travelers panicked and ran in every direction with chaos ensuing. Stephen, who played Chase Adams on the hit CW show, then ended up hiding inside the kitchen of an airport McDonald's.
At this time, the airport remains on lockdown with flights grounded.
Jennifer Aniston reckons that hasn’t always been so slim and experienced her fair share of ‘chubbier days’ while filming Friends. Now, excuse us while we struggle to remember said days. Nonetheless, the actress reckons that her body hasn’t always been as tones as it is now. Speaking to promote her new book, ‘Yogalosophy: 28 Days To the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover’ the actress admitted that she reckons she was larger back in the day.
“We were a lot rounder,” she told People magazine. “We ate terribly. We did that, and then we sort of grew up a little bit more and we got jobs.”
Got jobs and started doing feck loads of yoga. 44-year-old Jennifer added that she now feels more comfortable in her own skin than ever before.
“It's hard to say is that yoga or is it as we get older we grow into ourselves, but I've seen her become so empowered, so grounded in herself, so comfortable in her own skin,' she said. And we can certainly see what JenAn has to feel so confident about, she looks blimmin’ brilliant!
Almost makes us want to do a bit of yoga at our desks right now.
I think her body always looked great, chubbier or not.
Watching "The Americans" evolve over the course of the show's first season has been a gratifying process. It not only provided Keri Russell, who gave a brilliantly calibrated performance as Soviet spy Elizabeth Jennings, with an opportunity to blow away any preconceptions that might have lingered in the minds of fans of "Felicity," it also elicited a terrifically subtle performance from Matthew Rhys, who played her husband, Philip, with quiet intensity and a broodingly romantic air. And far from being an intellectual exercise in Soviet-U.S. gamesmanship, the show also provided an array of fight scenes, car chases and undercover identities that proved, once and for all, that Soviet wig technology of the '80s was far more advanced than anyone knew.
Excited for season 2!
Beyoncé’s collection for H&M is slowly becoming available in many countries, but it will also be available online [OP: not in the U.S. cause H&M is lazy] this month. And while we are seeing her huge ads in the biggest cities already, you can now take a proper look at the entire collection below!
lol lawd at that collection title. Why not go for the full "Beyonce as Mrs. Carter Feat. Sasha Fierce and King Bey" at this point. I want the black dress and the blue corset crop top.
Final HOH run down:
All three do endurance leg, Jillian is first out then Gary. Emmett wins.
Jillian and Gary in physical leg, Gary wins.
Gary and Emmett in final trivia leg, Gary wins.
WINNER (vote of 4 to 3)
With two votes to Gary and two votes to Jillian, Arisa pulled out Topaz's vote which went to Jillian. Topaz protested/freaked out, clearly having meant to vote for Gary. When she blamed it on the producers "switching" the names, they went to footage of her picking up Jillian's name card and placing it in the slot. Thus, the vote went to Jillian. Had she done it correctly, Gary would have won.
Source: YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNJdm4mG8AU)
Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel told FOX Sports Radio that he doesn't understand why gays have to flaunt their sexuality when asked about NBA center Jason Collins.
"Straight people are not announcing they're straight, so why does everybody have to announce their sexuality or whatever? You know, what they prefer...So that's just how I see it. That's my opinion on things. All respect you know, I have nothing but respect for the people whoever decisions they make and whatever, but you know, you don't have to show it and flaunt it like that. You know what I'm saying, we have kids out here, too."
Samuel was asked about the remarks today on ESPN:
He added: "I don't think it's something we have to express and let be known of what my sexuality preference is - just stick to sports....I don't want to teach my kids those things. I teach my kids God. You know, how God lives his life."