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Suits season two has now wrapped on both US and UK television screens, but from today (May 13) you can enjoy all 16 episodes again at your leisure on DVD.
Digital Spy spoke to actor Gabriel Macht, who told us all about season two and even gave us a few spoilers about the next season of Suits - expect a few shocking truths to be revealed!
The super-smooth Macht also told us how hard he finds it to play his suave character Harvey Specter, though in all honestly, we're not sure we believe him...
The Suits season two finale felt like a game-changer - is the next season something of a reboot?
"Yes and no. Season three, I'll let you know, happens like… three days later than the final episode of season two. So it's not like too many things are actually changing - the momentum of the drama that exists is continuing forward and it's going pretty fast, as far as changes in the team dynamic within the law firm.
"As you probably know, the merger has happened and - as we call it - there's a British Invasion. You're either for that invasion or you're against, and as much as I'm for bringing some terrific British actors into the game, Harvey is against this invasion!
"I love it, because we've got some terrific actors - Conleth Hill and Michelle Fairley and Max Beesley are on board, and we're having a great time on set with all of them. But Harvey is fully against this merger - he wants out.
"I'll give you a tiny little spoiler - Harvey doesn't want to be involved with any of them, so you're going to see him make a play. He is enraged with how Jessica (Gina Torres) has gone behind his back, he's completely cut Mike (Patrick J Adams) off and he's ready to high-tail out of there… I can't believe I just used that word."
"Yeah (laughs) - I don't think I've ever used that word before!"
The final season two episodes had Harvey more on the back foot than we're using to seeing - was that fun for you to play?
"Yeah, that's great. I mean, look, for a guy who talks about himself as the best closer in New York, and he's a winner and all of this stuff… what's great about this character is that they set him up to be this smooth criminal who can talk his way out of anything and close every deal...
"But the reality is… you see him losing. He's losing throughout the season, which is great. You see his insecurities come up, he's questioning loyalties around the office and he's got his own ulterior motives - I think it's great to see him unbalanced.
"It's not as challenging to play because I think we're all trying to find our balance throughout our day-to-day interactions with anyone. That's easier to play because we're all connected to that - it's actually harder to play this beefed-up confidence all the time."
Is Harvey's confidence going to take another hit next season, since he's cut off from Jessica and Mike?
"Look, I think some of his confidence is bluster - it's his way to overcompensate for what's going on inside of him. But he's a very ambitious guy and he's not just gonna take a back seat. He makes decisions that could be potential errors of judgement, that take him in different directions."
Harvey had a tragic love affair with Zoe (Jacinda Barrett) that ended badly - do you think he's built for a serious romance?
"I think you're right in saying that Zoe was the girl who got away. I think he really did start to fall for her… I think maybe he didn't connect with what he was really feeling, which is hard for him.
"I think his mother screwed him up so badly that he's gun-shy - I think he saw that Zoe was the girl, he just didn't act on it. I'm hoping that they figure that out."
Some fans think Harvey and Jessica would be a good match…
"That's new to me! In England, people were shipping them, is that the deal?"
They have this slightly flirtatious relationship, so some fans ship them…
"Wow. Here in the States, everyone's shipping Harvey and Donna (Sarah Rafferty) - which I also find strange. It's like… no! She's his secretary - they just don't go there!
"But I can give you one spoiler - we're about to start shooting a flashback episode for season three and there's gonna be some interesting things that we find out about Harvey and one of the women in the firm!"
You also had the flashback episode 'Rewind' in season two - do you enjoy getting to delve into Harvey's past?
"Oh, I love it, because you can see what we were like earlier on. 'Rewind' took place five years ago at the time of his father's death, and the season three flashback episode is going to take place ten years ago, so you're going to see what it was like for Harvey to be at the DA's office and working with Cameron Dennis (Gary Cole) and what went down and how he got out of there.
"You're actually going to see a scene with Harvey's dad - it's a great episode. It's great fun for the fans [to see flashbacks] and it's great fun for us too, because we get to play with [things like] where did Harvey come from? Where did these characters really come from? They're very different back then than they are now, and we see how time has changed them."
Do you know yet who's playing Harvey's father?
"I don't. I got an e-mail saying that he was British and that he was a musician… but don't hold me to that!"
Suits is a hit in the UK and US - do you feel like it's become a flagship show for the USA network?
"I don't know if I'm allowed to say this, but the head of USA is already claiming that. I think we're going to be around for a long time. A lot of people are digging the show.
"So many people come up to me on the street, whether they're in their late seventies or they're like… 13 - it's across the board. People get it and they're hungry for it… and it's great, it's terrific."
Suits Season 2 is out on DVD from today (Monday, May 13), courtesy of Universal Pictures (UK).
Source: Digital Spy
MONROE YOU DUMB BASTARD, I HOPE YOU CRY YOURSELF TO SLEEP AFTER WHAT YOU DID. NO WONDER NO ONE LIKES YOU.
After Fox News published a report slamming Hollywood's many momagers claiming family management is never in the best interest of the child, Courtney's mother, Krista Keller Stodden, has fired back, insisting it's the ideal scenario for any kid breaking into the biz.
"We take our jobs very seriously," Stodden exclusively tells E! News, explaining why momagers are better than your average manager. "We want our children to be the best they can be in their profession. We're the best type of managers because we're with our teenager 24/7."
She continued, explaining how outside management can be detrimental to a child star's development:
"When a client goes away from the momager, they are surrounded by people that may not be trusted. Look at Britney Spears—she had to go back to her dad to manager her. A lot of people go through a lot of managers in their career. Courtney knows she's in the best hands. I will always try to find the best fit for her," she says.
"As a momager, you have more of a burning passion for your child. You have more drive to get them where they want to go," she adds.
But that doesn't mean the working relationship is always easy, "My heart is in managing my daughter. I've sacrificed, I've relocated and I've left a marriage. All to be there for my daughter," she confesses before explaining how it's important to strike a balance.
"We have manager and client time and we have mother and daughter time. A good momager will find balance, but I'm a mother first."
As for Courtney's early beginnings?
Krista says her daughter came to her at "age 12" and decided she wanted break into the Hollywood biz. She immediately choose to support her child, insisting she "never forced her to do anything."
Mama Stodden also says she's had "tons of people" who want her to manage their children, but she won't be accepting any other offers, as she always has her daughter's best interest at heart.
"When we're with our children on set we are able to watch every move and strategize and make sure they're taken care of in all areas. You can say we're more protective, but in this business you have to be protective," she says.
"We've turned down hundreds of thousands of dollars, possibly millions, to do porn. I'll never encourage Courtney to do nudity just to earn a paycheck."
And finally, she applauds fellow momagers for their hard work, "I respect Kris Jenner. She does an incredible job. I respect Teri Shields. And even Dina Lohan for how hard she worked for Lindsay."
One of the best written and best acted dramas currently on network (or any) television is Hannibal, from show creator Bryan Fuller. Based on the characters from Thomas Harris’ classic novels, the series follows the unsettling relationship between psychiatrist-turned-serial-killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) and gifted criminal profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy).
During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, executive producer/writer Bryan Fuller talked about how the series came about, how he gauges the level of violence on the show, how he ended up with Dancy, Mikkelsen and Laurence Fishburne as his lead actors, how fascinating the character relationships are, that knowing the eventual destination of these characters is a huge gift, when Hannibal Lecter’s famous face mask could appear, how the Red Dragon story would come into play in Season 4, adding some female characters to the mix, how they decide what meals Dr. Lecter will prepare and serve, future romantic relationships for the serial killer, and what Gillian Anderson brings to the show. He also talked about the possibility of a Kickstarter campaign for a Pushing Daisies movie. Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.
Collider: How did Hannibal come about? Was it something you had the idea for, or did the network come to you with this concept?
BRYAN FULLER: How it started was that I was on a fateful plane trip to New York. I had just finished a draft of a script and I was like, “I need to go see some shows on Broadway to cleanse my palate.” I happened to be on the plane with a friend of mine, who randomly was just sitting one row ahead of me and across the aisle. We were catching up and it was like, “Oh, we’re sitting close and we’re chatting!” She was like, “I just got this job to be the CEO of Gaumont U.S. TV, and one of the first properties we’re acquiring is the Hannibal Lecter character. Do you think there’s a TV series there?” Not even asking if I wanted to do it or if I was curious, at all, but I was like, “Yeah, just saying the name Hannibal, I’m curious.”
I read Red Dragon in high school and I was a fan of the Thomas Harris books, so my first question was, “Do you have the Will Graham character?” I feel like Clarice Starling was done so iconographically with Jodie Foster that that’s a pretty bar to reach. You had William Petersen and Ed Norton play Will Graham in previous incarnations of Red Dragon and Manhunter, but I always felt like there was so much more between the lines of Will Graham on the page than had ever been seen in the way that he was presented on screen. He’s such a complex character. What I loved about him, reading him, was that he has personality disorders and he has neuroses, but I felt like I didn’t really see those things as apparently on screen before. I thought, “God, if you have an empathy disorder and you’re putting yourself in the minds of serial killers to catch them, how damaging and traumatizing that would be.”
So, I was really interested in that character and how he existed on the page. I thought, “Well, what if there’s this relationship between Will Graham and Hannibal, that didn’t exist in the books?” In the books, Will Graham met Hannibal twice. He went to his office and asked him some questions, and then he went back again because he had a feeling about something he couldn’t quite put his finger on, and that’s when he realized that Hannibal was the man he was after and Hannibal gutted him with a carpet knife, but Will brought him down. So, they only really had two encounters, but there’s that line from Red Dragon where Hannibal says to Will Graham, “Do you know how you caught me?,” and Will Graham says, “Well, because you’re insane,” and Hannibal says, “No, you’re actually more like me than you care to admit,” or something along those lines.
There’s a section in the book where Alan Bloom, who’s now Alana Bloom, and Jack Crawford are talking, and they talk about how Will sometimes picks up the cadence of another person’s speech as he’s talking to them, which seemed to be indicative of some form of echopraxia. We’re all born with mirror neurons. We have a flood of them in our brains and it helps us socialize. When little babies are mirroring what they parents do, or what adults do, or anyone around them, those are the mirror neurons in the brain at work. As we get older and achieve our own identities, those mirror neurons are absorbed into the system and they don’t play as active a role. But, if you have echopraxia, they’re still pretty active and also prevent you from clearly establishing your own identity, or your own identity is a little bit slippery because you can shift in and out of it, depending on who you’re with. So, I just thought, “If he has a little bit of that and he has an empathy disorder and he has all of these things, he’s in danger, in these situations, just psychologically.” That’s a version of a crime story that I haven’t seen, that would be interesting to explore.
Since Hannibal really pushes the boundaries of what’s been seen on network TV, how do you gauge just how far you’ll take the violence on the show?
FULLER: I think it’s what feels right for the story. It’s also what’s right for the genre. Keep in mind that The Silence of the Lambs is a horror movie, and Hannibal is a horror anti-hero. To a certain point, we have to honor the genre and deliver certain elements of the genre. I love horror, fantasy and sci-fi. Those are my genres of love and devotion. So, as a member of that audience, I want to make sure that the other members of the audience are protected in getting certain things out of the show. I don’t think we could do a Hannibal that was too soft because it would have no business being on network television. We’re at a point in network TV where things are changing. Networks have to change because cable is now doing better ratings than most of the network shows, so they have to start adopting more of a cable model and a cable attitude. Networks are hemorrhaging viewers. CBS is always gonna be fine because it knows exactly who its demographic is and how to service that demographic. But, NBC has a great opportunity to be at the leading edge of evolving networks into a hybridization of a network-cable model.
Your three leads – Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen and Laurence Fishburne – are so fantastic on the show. What was your casting process like? Did you have any of them specifically in mind, or were you just open to any suggestions that were brought to you?
FULLER: I didn’t have who Will Graham was in mind. And then, our very first conversation with the network about who this should be was Hugh Dancy. There were three names that came up – Hugh Dancy and two other actors – and everybody said, “Let’s go to Hugh and see if he’s interested.” We just thought that he has an innate likeability and this character is very complex. Like it says in the book, “Fear makes Will Graham rude,” so he is anti-social and complicated and in his own world. You have to have somebody who has an innate likeability, otherwise they’re just going to come off like an asshole, and Hugh has that. You want to be invited into a world by an actor, and Hugh Dancy, as an actor, invites you in to the world that he’s inhabiting. So, that was a very clear, easy choice.
And based on getting Hugh, Mads was interested because they had worked together on King Arthur. They were friends. So, we sat down with Mads and pitched what the show was to him. Even in that very first meeting, he said, “So, this character is a bit like Lucifer. He sees the beauty in the world and in humanity, but is also punitive to those who don’t recognize beauty in the world and in humanity.” If you look at his performance, he is playing Lucifer, as opposed to Anthony Hopkins’ Hannibal. I don’t think any of us wanted whoever we cast as Hannibal to go anywhere near Anthony Hopkins because you would be slain. There would just be no way to live up to that. So, we had to go a different direction with Hannibal. With Mads, who has this beauty, elegance and grace, and was a dancer, as well as having played several villains in prominent movies we had somebody who was going to bring something so unique to the role. Hannibal Lecter is not American. In the books, he is Eastern European, so he is other and he is different. So, getting a foreign actor to play the role was always at the front of my mind because I wanted to have some indication that he couldn’t be American.
Aside from the fact that the three leads are so interesting to watch individually, watching them interact with each other is just so fascinating.
FULLER: This is a stellar cast. It’s a feature film cast. One of the things that I was really attracted to, about this story, is the bromance between Hannibal and Will Graham. Here are two crazy men, who are so unique in their insanity that they need each other to understand themselves. That felt like a great place to tell a story, and to tell a different version of the Hannibal Lecter mythology. What we had been exposed to was essentially an incarcerated psychopath who had done his villainy, and everybody around him knew what he was capable of. And now, we have him peacocking in the open, and he is functional in society. He has relationships, and not only the relationship with Will Graham, but the relationship with Jack Crawford. I love seeing them friends, at the dinner table, laughing and raising glasses in toasts. And there’s the very touching relationship that he develops with Abigail Hobbs (Kacey Rohl), and how he feels very protective of her and responsible for what happened to her. I love that relationship, and the irony that she traded one cannibalistic father in for another, but she just doesn’t know it yet. I find that really satisfying. You get a great sense of a man who never thought he’d have friends or relationships, and then he’s discovering himself in circumstances where he is getting those opportunities and he is taking advantage of them, and we never know to what end. You’ll get an idea by the end of the season. It is fascinating to see someone who is making connections through their psycho-pathology.
When you know where most of these characters eventually end up, is that something you always have to keep in the back of your mind, or do you try not to think about that?
FULLER: It’s a huge gift to be able to know the destination of these characters and know that, in Season 4, we’re going to be telling the Red Dragon story. That’s a buoy that we’re swimming to, in the storyline. So, it’s exciting, on that level, to know that we have a destination, but we’re also mixing things up. Events that have happened in the books will happen, but they may not necessarily evolve all of the players that were involved because we are creating a new introduction to Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter that didn’t exist in the literature, and everything has a ripple effect. There will be folks that are hardcore fans of the novels who will say, “Oh, my god, they totally told that story, but they’re telling it with this character instead of that character, even though the events still happen.” I’m hoping that it is as satisfying to fans of the movies, as it is to fans of the literature, and also welcoming to new audiences who aren’t familiar with either of those properties.
Have you already given any thought about if or when Hannibal Lecter’s famous face mask will appear?
FULLER: Yeah, that would be Season 4-ish. We’ve got some fields to play in, before we get to Hannibal incarcerated, in all sorts of ways. We’ll definitely be getting there. Red Dragon was the first book in the series. Imagine that there are three novels that were unpublished, and we’re going to tell those three novels before Red Dragon. And then, we’ll try to sync up with the timeline of the other books.
With the change of gender for the Dr. Bloom role, did you just want to change that role to add a female character, or had you specifically wanted to work with Caroline Dhavernas again?
FULLER: Both, actually. It’s a pretty male world. You have William Graham, Hannibal Lecter and Jack Crawford, as your three leads. And then, there’s Alan Bloom and Freddy Lounds. Really, the only female character in Red Dragon, besides the blind woman is Beverly Katz, and you only see her for a little bit. So, I just thought that we need more female energy because I love writing for women and it was just too male. The piece needed women. So, when I was first developing the project, I called Caroline and I was like, “Okay, there’s two roles. The bottom line is that I want to work with you, so which of these roles sounds more interesting to you.” She was like, “Well, actually Alana Bloom sounds more interesting to me,” and I was like, “Great, it’s yours!” Then, we were so lucky to find Lara Jean Chorostecki. I had gotten the news that we were going ahead with Hannibal at NBC, as I was on a plane on my way to the U.K. Of course, all over London, at the time, there was Rebekah Brooks and the News of the World stuff going on, and I thought, “Wouldn’t that be interesting, if that was our Freddie Lounds,” as opposed to the sleazy tabloid reporter. She’s someone who’s a little savvier and a little more of a political animal, with those great shocks of red curly hair. I just saw Rebekah Brooks so clearly, as our Freddie Lounds. That’s where she’d be going, if she doesn’t get doused with kerosene, set on fire and be in a wheelchair, in Season 4.
rest of the interview (yeap, there's more because his answers are really long, bless his heart ♥)
@ the source
I gave up on functioning properly until there's an official word about the future of this show.
The waiting is too much for me.
For years now I have been doing creepy posts and love hearing all of your real life ghost stories and pissing you off with spider gifs but this creepy post means more to me than any other. Last month, Boston was terrorized by a true-life tale of horror. We rose up like a true scream queen and brought down our terrorizers once and for all. But the effects are still with us. Those who were hurt are still hurt; their battle didn't end as the credits faded to black. So, horror director/writer/actor and Mass native Adam Green is teaming up with Rock & Shock and Wicked Bird Media for a series of events to benefit the One Fund. Whether you can make it or not, please feel free to buy a ticket to one of the events below. Tickets are just $5 for both the Palladium and Holliston events and every penny is going to the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy. If you can't donate, that's fine, I know you have student loans, just enjoy the creepy post cuz the terrorists, like the Yankees, are bitches and will never beat us!
And without further ado, I bring you tonight's creepy post!
Horror genre filmmaker, television star, and Massachusetts native Adam Green will return to the Boston area from May 28–30, 2013, to host a series of events and raise money to help those families most affected by the tragic events that unfolded during the 2013 Boston Marathon. The events include an advance screening of the second season of the sitcom “Holliston”, which premieres on FEARnet June 4, 2013; a celebrity benefit and silent auction at the Worcester Palladium; and the first-ever marathon screening of all three Hatchet films, including the first public screening of Hatchet III, opening in select U.S. theaters on June 14, 2013.
Born and raised in Holliston, MA, Adam got his start making local commercials for Time Warner Cable Advertising in 1997, where he borrowed company equipment to make his first feature film COFFEE & DONUTS. In 2000 he moved to Hollywood, CA, and set out to turn the film into a television series. Over a decade later, it was re-developed and re-titled “Holliston” and premiered on FEARnet in 2012, where it was immediately embraced by critics and audiences. Adam also made his mark on the horror genre with the 2006 slasher comedy Hatchet, which went on to become a bona fide fan-favorite worldwide franchise introducing the now iconic genre villain “Victor Crowley” to genre fans around the globe. Through ArieScope Pictures, Adam’s independent film studio, he has written, directed, and/or produced the theatrical feature films Spiral, Frozen, Grace, and Chillerama.
“I live in Los Angeles these days, but Boston is still the place I consider home,” says Green. “I’ve never forgotten where I came from and always infuse my work with Massachusetts references, whether it be showcasing the Newbury Comics logo in the Hatchet series, naming the fictitious ski mountain in Frozen "Mount Holliston", or setting my sitcom “Holliston” in Holliston, MA. While I am just one guy, thankfully I have a body of work and a loyal and extremely passionate fan base within the horror community that I can call upon to step up and help. I think a lot of people underestimate not only the sense of community that genre fans share, but the fact that we are some of the most kindhearted and generous people you’ll ever meet. I know that the Boston chapters of the Hatchet Army and “Holliston” Nation will join me for this, not to mention my fans around the world that will hopefully donate to the cause online. However, the real heroes behind this are my friends at Rock and Shock and Wicked Bird Media, who have worked tirelessly to make all of the arrangements, not to mention all of the various sponsors that are rising to the occasion to support all of this. I’m merely the face of an enormous heart and collective of individuals who want to help.”
Details for the events include:
1. “Holliston” Comes Home to Holliston: Season Two advance screening and Q&A with the cast
Adam Green returns to his hometown of Holliston, MA, to host an advance screening of three episodes from “Holliston”’s upcoming second season, followed by a live Q&A with members of the cast, including Joe Lynch and Laura Ortiz.
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Holliston High School, 370 Hollis St., Holliston, MA 01746
Click here for tickets
2. “Boston Strong” Party at The Palladium: Hosted by Adam Green
Join Adam Green (Hatchet I–III, Frozen, “Holliston”), Kane Hodder (Hatchet I–III, FRIDAY THE 13TH VII– X), Zach Galligan (Hatchet III, GREMLINS 1–2), and more celebrity guests for a one-of-a-kind party at the Worcester Palladium that includes a silent auction chock-full of horror and music memorabilia, gift certificates, and other rare and amazing prizes.
In advance of the event, fans can bid on an online auction to win a private dinner with Adam Green before the party starts and a mask worn by Oderus from Gwar.
More information about the auction can be found here.
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m.
Location: The Palladium, 261 Main St., Worcester, MA 01608
Click here for tickets.
3. Hatchet movie marathon: Featuring the first ever screening of the highly-anticipated Hatchet III.
Join Hatchet franchise creator Adam Green for the first-ever Hatchet marathon, including a screening of a rare uncensored UK 35mm print of the original Hatchet, an uncensored 35mm print of Hatchet II, and the first ever screening of the highly anticipated, and also uncensored, Hatchet III. Special guests from the films will be in attendance.
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Time: 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Location: The Revere Hotel, Theater One, 200 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116
Click here for tickets
Green and special guests will also be doing a free in-store signing for “Holliston” on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Fiske’s General Store, at 776 Washington St., in Holliston, MA.
Tickets will also be available at the door the day of each event. For more information regarding ticket sales, please call The Palladium box office at 508-797-9696. All proceeds will go towards The One Fund Boston.
Events are hosted by Rock and Shock and Wicked Bird Media and are sponsored by Green Van.
The "Iron Man 3" star tells two Australian DJs that the Met Gala "sucks," then proposes a toast "to our hairless vaginas."
Gwyneth Paltrow's critics call her snooty, pretentious and holier-than-thou. So how will they explain this?
The Iron Man 3 star got a little too sauced on a recent charity date with two Australian radio hosts, who bid $30,000 at auction for the privilege.
Paltrow then carried on for several minutes of completely uncensored musings -- all of which were captured on tape -- during which she trashed the glitzy Met Gala and described in excruciating detail her personal grooming regimen.The Iron Man 3 star got a little too sauced on a recent charity date with two Australian radio hosts, who bid $30,000 at auction for the privilege.
It starts with Aussie DJs Kyle and Jackie O showing up at a New York eatery, where Paltrow already has a head start in the cocktail department.
”I am drunk already. I am," Paltrow admits. "A martini went straight to my head and now wine. With no food. So just watch out.”
Asked what she thinks about this year's Met Gala, whose theme was "Punk: From Chaos to Couture," Paltrow says: "Do you want me to be honest? It sucked."
"You always say, 'Oh my God. This is going to be so glamorous and amazing and you’re going to see all these people.’ And then you get there, and it’s so hot. It’s so crowded. Everyone’s pushing you. This year it was really intense. It wasn’t fun," she confides, adding, "I feel like we're all a bit old to be trying to dress punk."
Paltrow also reveals that Kanye West, who declared "I am a god" during a performance at the event, had a tantrum: "He was furious. And he threw his microphone down. It was all drama!”
Things then go from dishy to downright dirty when Paltrow describes the bikini waxing she underwent in order to wear a revealing gown on the Iron Man 3premiere red carpet -- an anecdote she recently brought up during an appearance onTheEllen DeGeneres Show.
"I had this dress on that was see-through on the sides," she explains. "And basically I couldn't wear underwear with this dress. They were like, you need to shave it. … I said, 'No, I got a big '70s bush!' Which, I was kidding. But then it was all a disaster. And now I look like an 8-year-old girl, basically," Paltrow jokes.
"Cheers to our hairless vaginas!” she then toasts as dinner begins.
whatever tbh when she's uptight yall are complaining, when she's loose yall are complaining, but you all are really projecting your insecurities onto the Oscar/Golden Globe/Emmy/SAG/Producers Guild/BET/BET Hip Hop/BAFTA/NAACP/KCA/Teen Choice/Brit Award winning Queen of Hollywood tbh
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Every time we seem to be making progress in the way women are portrayed in magazines, somehow we take a step back.
The latest reminder that we still have a ways to go is that Allure magazine's latest cover, featuring gorgeous actress Zoe Saldana, describes its cover model as "115 Pounds of Grit and Heartache."
While that may be true, readers probably didn't need to know precisely how much "grit and heartache" she possesses.
It's not clear if or how the number fits into the piece since the full interview with the actress has yet to be released but when omg! inquired about the headline, Saldana's rep referred omg! to Allure, who in turn said "no comment."
Whomever is responsible, the decision to showcase Saldana's digits seems so … unnecessary.}
Hilary Levey Friedman, a Harvard sociologist who often writes and speaks about images in the media, calls it "an interesting choice," particularly because many of today's women focus on Body Mass Index rather than the numbers on the scale.
The message to women on the Allure cover, she says, is that "you need to be thin and strong. Just one isn't enough anymore. This only puts more demands on women and can lead to varied types of disordered eating."
Friedman adds that the headline harks back to another era.
"It used to be common to share numbers like weight and measurements," she continues. "While it is still common within the modeling industry … more mainstream pop culture has shied away from it. Even the Miss America Pageant stopped listing the weights and measurements of its competitors by the 1990s."
Not long ago, it seemed possible that readers of women's glossies would see a change.
In 2007, the Council of Fashion Designers of America voluntarily began to ban women who were younger than 16 from the runways. Their counterparts in Spain and Italy said they'd no longer use models who fall below a certain BMI level, and Israel passed a law against the use of models deemed too skinny.
Then in May 2012, Vogue, the unofficial fashion bible, vowed that the 19 editions of the magazine around the world would "project the image of healthy models," according to a press release. It would "not knowingly work with models under the age of 16 or who appear to have an eating disorder," and even check IDs at fashion shows and photo shoots.
It seems odd that it took Vogue that long to adapt to what seems like common-sense guidelines, but, hey, at least it was something!
Two months later, a 14-year-old decided to take the issue into her own hands when she launched a campaign, complete with a demonstration and an online petition, to get Seventeen to publish one unaltered photo spread per month. Seventeen's editor Ann Shoket claimed the mag had not and would never do considerable retouching, and promised to use only "real girls and models who are healthy."
How could anyone object to that?
On her cover and in the accompanying photo spread, Saldana looks healthy and glowing, which begs the question of why the number was included at all.
Imagination Station Detroit's RoboCop statue project is almost upon us, and it has revealed some magnificent photos of the work-in-progress statue.
Detroit served as the setting for Science-Fiction epic RoboCop. This garnered a lot of mixed reactions for the city. On the one hand, it didn't help Detroit's stereotype of being a haven for violent crime and terrible people. On the other hand, RoboCop is awesome. So it should come as no supprise that when Detroit's Mayor asked for ideas on how to revitalize the city, a giant statue of RoboCop himself was one of the top suggestions. After he shot down the suggestion, angry citizens took to crowd funding platform Kickstarter to fund the project themselves.
The Kickstarter reached its funding goal back in 2011, and Imagination Station Detroit has been providing procedural updates on the progress of the statue since then. It has now finally revealed an almost-completed version of the statue.
"There's really nothing to say," said the team in a statement accompanying the photos, "Just take a look at RoboCop in his 10-foot-tall pixel-atom-perfect glory. So far he's passed from you, the backers, to Fred Barton's expert custom sculpting, to Across The Board Creation's 3D scanning, digital enlarging, physical fabrication, and assembly in foam, wax, clay, and steel (pictured below), and now he's headed to Venus Bronze Works in Detroit for casting and manufacturing in bronze. We bow to all parties for going above and beyond."
Behold, Detroit's soon-to-be RoboCop statue in all its glory:
"He's not done yet," says the team, "but what you're seeing in these pictures is pretty much exactly how he'll look. We hope you love it as much as we do, and we hope you send good vibes to all the craftsmen and the production team who've run across the obstacle course to get here, as we all send good vibes back to you, the awesome, patient, and hopefully super happy backers!"
I only hope that they put this statue right outside of Detroit Mayor Dave Bing's house, so that every day he can be reminded of how he shot down the most badass idea that an American city has ever had.
Nicole helps viewers solve a common problem: what to wear on a first date. She is joined by her friends Erin (who is preparing for a first date) and Ben (who is there to provide a guy's perspective). Nicole and Ben choose outfits for Erin to try on and they discuss the differences between what girls find stylish versus what guys find stylish. Unfortunately, this episode kept the wisecracks to a minimum because date outfit prep is serious business.
Nicole gets advice from RuPaul in the next episode. It looks like she learns some valuable lessons:
The Las Vegas residency is one of the worst kept secrets of Britney’s career. There’s so much hype about her Sin City move she’s broken her silence and confirmed it in several recent interviews, but fans can expect to go broke and buy tickets in just two months.
“It may be another two months now before Caesars Entertainment hosts a ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ party for Britney unveiling the show details and when tickets will simultaneously go on sale,” reports the Las Vegas Sun.
“I love Vegas any time I get to go there, so I’m pumped. I haven’t done a show in a really long time, so it’ll be fun.”
She’s expected to perform for two years at PH Live at Planet Hollywood on alternating weekends.
We've heard rumors of this project before, but according to The Wrap, HBO has indeed ordered up an as-yet-untitled series about a group of gay men living in San Francisco. What gets us really excited? Andrew Haigh, director of Weekend, directed the pilot and is executive producing.
In addition to Groff -- who will also appear in HBO's adaptation of the Larry Kramer play The Normal Heart, from director Ryan Murphy -- the dramedy will star Frankie J. Alvarez (Smash) and Murray Bartlett (Guiding Light).
Last year, we talked to Groff about his run in the STARZ series Boss as well as his turn on the London stage in Red. At the time, he mentioned his coming out experience: “When I came out, people said it may have a negative effect on my career, and that’s definitely something I thought about before I did it,” he admits. “But I don’t hold that belief. I just go on my auditions and plug away as I normally would. At the end of my career, I can look back and ask, ‘Well, did it, or didn’t it?’ But at the moment, I just have to move forward and hope that people will follow my actions.”
As many are aware, he's dating Star Trek star Zachary Quinto, who has tried to keep his personal life private, simply stating, “I’m incredibly happy, I’m incredibly lucky.” Maybe we'll see a cameo with Quinto who has been quite successful himself on various television series (including Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story).
Rob Marshall is directing the adaptation of the Broadway musical that has Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep already on board.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Pine are in discussions to join Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep in Disney’s adaptation of the Broadway musical Into the Woods, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Deal-making hasn’t quite begun but the two actors met and even sang for director Rob Marshall for their respective parts and are expected to receive offers to join the star-studded cast.
If deals close, Gyllenhaal and Pine would play their first on-screen singing roles.
Into the Woods is a darkly comic mash-up of classic fairy tales that revolves around a childless baker and his wife, who attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods to confront the witch that put the spell on them. Along the way, they encounter a group of characters including Rapunzel, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood.
Streep will play the plum role of the vain and charismatic Witch while Depp will play a hungry and sexy variation of a fairy tale wolf.
Sources say that Gyllenhaal and Pine would play the musical’s two princes, Cinderella’s Prince and Rapunzel’s Prince, brothers who are pompous and self-absorbed.
A fall production start is being eyed. The project is expected to attract more big names. John DeLuca is producing.
James Lapine wrote the screenplay, based on his book for the 1986 musical. The Tony-winning original score is by Stephen Sondheim while frequent Marshall collaborator David Krane is working on the music arrangements for the film.
Pine, repped by CAA, John Carabino Management and attorney Michael Gendler, is gearing up for this weekend's bow of Star Trek Into Darkness, in which he reprises the role of James T. Kirk. He next stars in Jack Ryan for Trek studio Paramount.
Gyllenhaal, repped by WME and Bloom Hergott, last starred in the acclaimed police thriller End of Watch and next stars opposite Hugh Jackman in Prisoners, which Warner Bros. will open Sept. 20. He also is starring in and producing the indie crime drama Nightcrawler, which is eyeing a fall production start.
Bonus Chris Pine for Men's Health's June cover behind-the-scene video:
NBC Washington spotted actor Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, and Scarlett Johansson on the set of the Washington D.C. shoot for Captain America: The Winter Soldier where Evans was performing push-ups and jumping jacks to get his muscles all buffed for filming.
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I want to buy/own an Under Armour S.H.I.E.L.D. shirt like Chris is wearing... Make this happen Under Armour!
Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson have a very simple solution to beating the heat—but apparently someone didn't want anyone to know about it...
While chatting with E! News during an event celebrating designer Prabal Gurung last night, Kruger explained how her style changes as the temperature rises, before admitting to what the couple do to stay cool in the hot summer months.
"Well, I prefer to go naked, but we have a pool, and actually our house is sort of in the middle of nowhere, so skinny-dipping is still an option," the actress said.
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Once the word "skinny-dipping" leaves Kruger's mouth, Jackson can be heard shushing her before doing a palm-forehead move.
It's "still an option," Kruger added.
"Well, not anymore!" Jackson joked. (We're just going to assume he was joking.)
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"Elaine's Big Day" wasn't the best episode of New Girl Season 2, but it was an appropriate note to end the year on: this is now a fully realized, confident, and consistently hilarious show that knows exactly what it is.
It stands in stark contrast to New Girl Season 1's season finale, which explored similar issues (choosing the right mate, making enormous life decisions, Nick's near-bottomless inner well of self-loathing) in a profoundly less satisfying way (coyote mind-meld? Really, Season 1 Jess??).
What a difference a year makes, huh? New Girl Season 2 has finally figured out what its real strengths and weaknesses are, and I feel the kind of zeal for this show that only a convert can truly have.
So, it was only fitting that a season marked by the visionary marriage of over-the-top physical comedy and mundanely relatable romantic issues conclude with both Jess and Nick trying to over-think their way out of their relationship AND a wild badger running loose at a wedding. Hey, we're modern women! We can have it all! Lean in (to badger jokes)!
Speaking of Jess and Nick: nothing shows the distance that this show has come better than their relationship. While New Girl Season 1 probably would have accepted their attempted break-up and shuffled off, New Girl Season 2 treated it at the fearful but ultimately harmless nonsense (and source of great New Girl quotes) that it was.
Taylor Swift as the titular Elaine was an inspired piece of stunt casting, as her character (and the entire episode) calls back to that whole "tortured lovelorn ex-girlfriend" thing that's kind of her thing. Was she particularly, you know, good at acting? Ah, not quite. But her presence as Shivrang's ex was a thousand times funnier than anything she could have said.
A lot of our greatest television comedies took a while to find their footing (and if you don't believe me, please, go re-watch the first season of Seinfeld). But in today's brutal TV ratings market, shows are rarely given that kind of time to develop and mature--if they're not killer straight out of the gate, they go the way of the dodo.
I'm thankful that New Girl was given that rare chance. New Girl Season 1, with its random jumps in logic and indulgent acceptance of Jess's weird behavior, sometimes seemed like it was actually written by Jess and Nick themselves ( a 29-year-old woman who can't say "penis" isn't cute, it is insane!). New Girl Season 2, like its characters, has shaped up, brushed itself off, and kind of learned to deal with adult life--and is so much the better for it.
Who do you think Schmidt will choose? Will Nick and Jess last? How many weddings have you, personally, ruined via badger?