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The Madame Tussauds waxwork of Adele was unveiled this week, but it has caused quite a stir with fans who believe the 'Rolling In The Deep' singer has been moulded slightly slimmer than how she appears in real life.
There have been a myriad of comments on Twitter, with most praising the accuracy and astounding likeness of the doppelgänger, however, the beloved singer's figurine has not escaped criticism, however, with a number of tweeters claiming that the waxwork is thinner than Adele herself.
Comments have been made such as:"Far too thin.!! did they run out of wax?" and "The difference between Adele's waxwork and the real her is that the waxwork is skinnier."
However, there are body-image crusaders who are fighting back against the naysayers, with one woman tweeting: "So even wax women can't be real sized?" and claiming that the model is as beautiful as the singer is.I'm actually not sure what she's saying here lol help me out ontd
Adele herself is extremely happy with her waxwork, and became emotional during her face-to-face meeting with the model. The Skyfall singer reportedly gushed: "That's scary! It's amazing." and praised the likeness of the waxwork, saying "They've even got my chin right."
The waxwork, which was modeled on Adele's performance at the 2012 Grammy Awards, was developed to capture her personality as well as her likeness, which is all part of the process of making a waxwork double.
Public Relations Manager for Madame Tussauds, Nicole Fenner, explains: "We start off by taking thousands of measurements and loads pictures of her personality."
The lengthy process really adds to the similarities between the star and the model, with her hands being used for expression as well as her face, and the waxwork even sports real human hair.
Fenner went on to praise the model of the star, saying: "She is one of the most influential British female artists and we know she is going to be a huge hit with our guests alongside our other pop greats. We're very excited to welcome her to Madame Tussauds London."
Adele is a gorgeous woman, but...
Boardwalk Empire's Charlie Cox, The Hour's Romola Garai and Sherlock's Andrew Scott are to star in new BBC Two drama Legacy.
BAFTA-winner Simon Russell Beale (The Hollow Crown) joins the trio in the Cold War thriller from writer Paula Milne (The Politician's Husband).
The one-off film is based on Alan Judd's 2001 novel of the same name and will be directed by Dredd's Pete Travis.
Legacy tells the story of a young spy, Charles Thoroughgood (Cox), who discovers the disturbing truth about his father's complex past.
Scott will play Soviet diplomat Victor Koslov, while Garai is cast as the character Anna.
Olivia Grant (Strike Back), Christian McKay (Tinker Taylor Solider Spy) and Tessa Peake Jones (Marchlands) will also appear in the 90-minute drama.
"Legacy falls well within the genre of the British spy thriller but has an extraordinary personal twist," said writer Milne.
"For what is espionage if not betrayal at the most fundamental level of human interactions? When that occurs within a family... it's dynamite!"
Legacy will air as part of BBC Two's Cold War moment, which also includes a series of factual commissions.
and I die
Sneak Peek #1
Sneak Peek #2
What did you guys think of tonight's episode? Vogel's up to some shit. I don't trust her for a second tbh.
Special Ops: Part 1
Get it German police lady. I ain't even mad
This was a good episode. I had to look up Donald Sutherland's age to make sure his flashback fit but whatever. I find it amusing how everyone in different countries speaks perfect english :3
"What is the point of making a movie that's just like the dopiest, broadest, and most reductive grade of guy-oriented comedy, except with women?"
That's the question at the heart of Salon critic Andrew O'Hehir's review of last week's Sandra Bullock/Melissa McCarthy buddy cop comedy The Heat— a movie he derides for its depiction of "women who have internalized the vicious, macho culture of police work." He questions the way Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) and Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) use physical threats on their quest to bring down an elusive drug dealer, and wishes that the movie had more "dramatic weight." He says that "gross misconduct" by police officers shouldn't be framed as funny, and thinks the film's "high body count" should "mean something."
Though hisreview frames these aspects of the film as negatives, O'Hehir's aggrieved response to The Heat is exactly the point of The Heat: Combating the idea that having a vagina requires an entirely distinct set of behaviors and expectations than having a penis.
The Heat was made to give women the opportunity to act in a completely male-dominated genre — and, in doing so, to show the genre's universality. Though the buddy cop genre has seen many interracial partnerships (Beverly Hills Cop, Lethal Weapon, 48 Hours) and even a few team-ups between men and animals (Turner & Hooch), Hollywood had never offered a buddy cop movie starring two women.The Heat isn't trying to reimagine an old genre trope with a new social consciousness like, say, Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. From the film's title sequence full of classic beats and retro fonts, director Paul Feig and Co. explicitly frame the comedy as a deeply traditional buddy cop film — but one that happens to star two women.
The Heat strives to level the playing field and abolish the notion that women are so different than men — which makes it a window to an audience still applying gendered expectations to women behind and on the screen. O'Hehir's discontent is not a critique of the buddy cop genre altogether; it's the result of his expectations about how women should act within what he describes as "guy-oriented comedy." He describes the screenplay as something "driven by a confused machismo," and is ultimately unhappy with a film that shows evidence "that women on the screen, and behind the camera, and in the audience can be just as morally reckless as men."
The many critiques leveled at The Heat are similar to the backlash received by director Paul Feig's last big-buzz, female-dominated comedy, Bridesmaids. The film's food poisoning scene not only evoked questions about whether women should partake in the same comedy as men, but questions about whether women could be gross at all— as if women who experience food poisoning go to the toilet to pass roses and rainbows. "Guys and gross make a better fit," asserted Peter Travers in Rolling Stone. "Who needs to see bridesmaids puking up lunch and shitting their pants?" In the New York Post,Lou Lumenick questionedthe idea that "women among themselves behave every bit as grossly as men. Maybe it's just the romantic in me, but I'd sure like to think this is not really true." (He must've read that old issue of Cosmo in which Kim Kardashian joked that she's never "gone #2 or passed gas.")
Feig directly addressed questions about women "acting like men" during an interview with Grantland. "It drives me crazy when people say that!" he exclaimed. "Both movies are vetted by women, written by women. I think it's the fact that women are treated one way in most movies — you know, this is what women are like, and they do this and they do that. But this is based on what women I know actually do."
The Heat questions the idea that a female version of a buddy cop film must be different than a man's, just as Bridesmaids questioned the notion that women wouldn't be felled by explosive bowels. Both comedies battle with and expand typical portrayals of women on the big screen, and act as a reminder that male and female experiences aren't diametrically opposed. The Hea talso challenges the assumption that women are inherently attracted to different genres and themes than men. The Heat's almost $40 million box office was made of 65 percent women, who gave it an A- Cinema Score. We can't forget that women generally have the same cinematic upbringing as men — raised to watch life overwhelmingly through the view of male protagonists and male creatives.
The Heat and Bridesmaids also contend with the problematic link between feminism and cinema — one that goes beyond our discussion of the "female filmmaker" label. In a world where Geena Davis predicts that it will take a whopping 700 years for gender roles to reach parity, feminism is needed to both speak to the imbalance and fight to change it. But it also comes with an unfair expectation of activism. For some, it's not enough for a film like The Heat to treat and display women equally; it must also infuse its story with added social responsibility — even though many actresses struggle to find speaking roles, let alone good characters, in Hollywood. In one fell swoop, a movie like The Heat is expected to transcend its genre, be a feminist icon, right other imbalances, and fix any perceived thematic weaknesses of the past.
Why isn't it enough that Bullock and McCarthy easily slipped into roles that have almost universally been held by men, expanded cinema's narrow portrayal of female cops, and turned The Heat into a financial success — all of which are significant wins for feminist filmmaking? (For a more detailed breakdown of the film's trope-busting, read Ashley Fetters' "The Heat's Subtly Radical Portrayal of Policewomen"at The Atlantic.)
Women are expected to do what men are not. Mainstream cinema is overflowing with massive destruction that rarely shows the consequences, and O'Hehir mentions such moments in his reviews of both Star Trek Into Darkness and Man of Steel. He does not, however, ask for dramatic weight to balance the lack of "moral cost and consequence," and violence without "real acknowledgement of death or suffering." Those films offer far more potential for serious dramatic weight than a conventional buddy cop comedy, but there is "absolutely nothing wrong with Star Trek Into Darkness— once you understand it as a generic comic-book-style summer flick."
Cinematic equality is not just a matter of numbers — it's a matter of attitude. It's 2013, and it's time to stop expecting that women be paragons of etiquette, rising above the bawdy boys on the playground. Let's hope we can learn that lesson before Feig releases his next groundbreaking female-centric action spin— the James Bond-inspired Susan Cooper.
everyone should go see the Heat and support female leads, the movie is fun and y'all gonna have a great time
Ellie wishes she was as brave as trend-setting popstar Rita when it comes to wearing eye-catching ensembles.
"Rita Ora and her stylist Kyle are two of the funniest people I know," Ellie shared with the latest edition of UK InStyle magazine. "He always pushes her to wear stuff I would never think to put together. I need to take a leaf out of her book from now on."
The 26-year-old is supporting Bruno Mars on The Moonshine Jungle Tour through July and August. Despite her success in the music industry, she's managed to resist splurging on a large designer wardrobe.
"If I spend a lot of money on something, I know I'll have to wear it a lot to justify the purchase," she confessed. "That's why I've put on my new Balenciaga leather jacket nearly every day since I bought it!"
The pretty blonde's appearance has evolved over the last few years. She likes to keep a reminder of her old rock style in the ensembles she wears now.
"I was a bit of a punk when I was younger and there are shades of that in the way I dress now. I wear black mostly and still love my Dr Martens. But I'll occasionally team more colourful pieces, like my ASOS bomber jacket, with a Vivienne Westwood skeleton necklace," she finished.
Jenny McCarthy is reportedly joining The View. McCarthy would be replacing Joy Behar, who is leaving the morning talkshow in August, a source told Us Weekly.
"She is in serious talks right now. Her show isn't quite working out, so she's definitely open to it.""The cast get a kick out of Jenny," a source said. "She's a good fit. She may not be able to carry a show, but she works well with a group ensemble."
Brooke Shields is also again rumored to be joining The View. She was previously rumored to replace Behar back in April - however, another insider told Us Weekly that Shields could take over Elizabeth Hasselbeck's seat. In March, Hasselbeck was speculated to be exiting the show, but co-host Barbara Walters denied her departure.
During the past several years, the 40-year-old has dabbled in hosting, from reporting from Times Square for New Year's Rockin' Eve special to her own VH1 show, The Jenny McCarthy Show.
The cable show received a seven-show pickup after its initial airing, but the viewers didn't seem to catch on to the late-night show. It has not been cancelled by VH1 yet, but it is unlikely that it will be renewed for next season.
Look out, Big Apple.
Lindsay Lohan will be out of court-ordered 90-day rehab at the end of the month and her mom, Dina, has big plans for her.
For starters, a pool party.
Lohan turned 27 on Tuesday but wasn't allowed visitors at Cliffside Malibu (after switching from Betty Ford last month) because it was a weekday. She wound up having a "very quiet" birthday, Dina tells the Daily News, with "all the kids at rehab" who have become pals.
And when LiLo does leave the facility, the star will head back to New York to fulfill her court-ordered community service, Dina said Thursday.
"She's not going to live in Los Angeles," she told The News. "She will definitely start back home with all of us."
She added, "It's been a long road, and she's going to be fine."
Lohan was ordered to rehab in March after she pleaded no contest to reckless driving and lying to police about a car crash on a Santa Monica highway last year. The judge also sentenced her to 30 days of community service and 18 months of psychological therapy.
She recently dyed her brunette locks red for her role in Paramount's Ninja Turtles.
But Megan Fox wasn't too eager to show off her tresses on Sunday. The 27-year-old actress donned a baseball cap as she got ready to board a flight with husband Brian Austin Green and nine-month-old son Noah at Los Angeles International Airport.
The actress displayed her toned legs in skintight leggings paired with an over-sized grey sweatshirt and Nike trainers.
Megan carried a floral baby bag over her shoulder as she walked a few steps ahead of Brian, who was pushing the stroller.
The star wore her reddish brown locks in loose waves over her shoulders and appeared to be wearing minimal makeup, opting to display her naturally flawless complexion.
Keeping it casual: The 27-year-old paired her leggings with a grey sweatshirt and Nike trainers as she boarded her plane
Bold accessories: The Transformers star carried a floral diaper bag as well as a large leather handbag
Brian, meanwhile, looked confident and in-charge as he manned the stroller.
The 39-year-old kept it casual in neon Adidas trainers, shorts and a white T-shirt.
He carried a large grey backpack on his back and shielded his eyes with black sunglasses.
Daddy duty: Brian took charge and confidently pushed Noah in his stroller
Peekaboo: Noah could be glimpsed through the side of his stroller, his tiny bare feet poking out
Megan recently admitted motherhood had shifted her perspective on her career.
'I recognise the blessings when they come – like, I recognise I’m so lucky to work with Judd [Apatow, in This is 40] – but the ultimate satisfaction for me is being with my son,' Fox told Marie Claire UK.
'All I wanted to do my whole, whole life was have a baby and, now, I’ve finally done it. I just want to give Noah as much of myself as I can. And I want to have more kids. That is where my heart is.
'It’s very hard for me to do this stuff, because I feel like this isn’t my job any more. My job is to be with him.'
Cool and casual: Brian wore Adidas trainers, shorts and a white T-shirt while carrying a grey backpack on his back
Megan has been shooting the reboot of the beloved comic book franchise about crime fighting mutant turtles for a few months now.
She stars as April O'Neil, the Turtle's love interest in the story, who always wore a yellow jumpsuit, which is homaged through a yellow leather jacket in this latest, Michael Bay-produced version.
Fox dyed her hair reddish brown for the role, which has spurned unsubstantiated reports that after a couple dye jobs to get the color right, the actress's hair began to fall out.
According to a source who spoke to Star Magazine: 'After dying [Fox's] mane red for her role as April O'Neil in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle remake, producers hated the result and sent her back to the salon for a redo, which wreaked havoc on her once-lush locks.'
'She went [back] to a different stylist, and they ended up using a metallic hair dye that reacted to the initial product. Next thing you know, her hair started falling out in clumps!'
However, there has yet to be any photographic evidence of this and friends of the This is 40 star have repeatedly declared it not to be true.
Does any character on "Devious Maids" understand boundaries?
Of course not! And that is why it's so much fun.
If we wanted real life, we would turn off the TV. But it's a fair chance in real life no one is polishing our Rolls Royce, wearing couture gowns to dinner or accompanying us to assist in the ever-so-difficult chore of selecting vegetables at the market.
The third episode does not disappoint. Each character is only more of what he or she was in the pilot and second episode. So far, only Genevieve (Susan Lucci) is proving truly good, but she is ridiculous, which works so well on her.
From the beginning, we knew Marisol (Ana Ortiz) was different, not a real maid. She's too confident. That's not a dis to the other maids, as no one is exactly a shrinking violet, but there is a level of subservience in the work that Marisol does not have.
Her job is far more important than cleaning. She needs to gather information fast to spring her son from jail. He's the lone suspect in the murder that launched the series, and if a few social niceties fall by the wayside in her pursuit of her son's defense, so be it.
With that mind, the top five boundary breaks of the episode are:
Boundary Break 1: Olivia (Valerie Mahaffey) the spurned ex-wife of Michael (Brett Cullen) apologizes to Marisol for her boorish behavior at a dinner party. Marisol, forever instructing everyone in how to behave, tells Olivia to direct her mea culpas to trophy wife Taylor (Brianna Brown) since it was Taylor's dinner party Olivia wrecked, and she is standing next to Marisol in the produce section of a market.
"I don't apologize to whores," Olivia says.
She's not speaking metaphorically.
Nope, Taylor was indeed trading money for sex when she met Michael.
Boundary Break 2: Taylor confides her past to Marisol. Clearly this young woman needs friends, but she tells Marisol way too much and Marisol gives up nothing about her life in return. Taylor even asks Marisol to be with her when she breaks the news to her husband. Bad idea. Marriages tend to get so crowded when more than two people are in them.
Boundary Break 3: Rosie (Dania Ramirez) is far more involved in her employers' marriage than she would like. That happens when you walk in on your employer, Peri (Mariana Klaveno), mid-tryst, as Rosie did last week. The fall-out from that awkward moment starts. Peri screams at Rosie, definitely crossing the line. When Peri's husband, Spence (Grant Show), gives Rosie a large check, tells her it's a secret, then hugs her for too long - as his feelings for her grow very apparent -- it's a whole new boundary that's broken.
Boundary Break 4: We learn this week that Adrian Powell's hobby is "giving prostitutes" to his pals. When Adrian and Evelyn (Tom Irwin, Rebecca Wisocky) have one of their oh-so-loving married couple conversations, he refers to their houseguest, who's also Evelyn's ex.
"I am going to introduce Maxwell Rose to wanton carnality for his own middle-aged good," Adrian says. "The fact that it will hurt you is just a bonus."
Boundary Break 5: Adrian remains so creepy, he needs two categories. The final scene, where Adrian sequesters himself, presumably to watch his wife's ex-lover and a hooker, well, that pretty much defines boundary breaking now, doesn't it?
Meanwhile, Carmen's (Roselyn Sanchez) career is finally getting launched. She talks Sam (Wole Parks) into helping her, but he seems done with chasing her when he watches her allow a hit maker record producer paw her.
Carmen knows what she's doing, and tells Sam, who's besotted with her, that she knows she won't have too many more chances. The scene where she's working on losing her accent and knows that she has probably lost good guy Sam isn't a boundary-breaker -- it is a heartbreaker.
More hearts are broken when Zoila (Judy Reyes) continues to try to thwart the budding romance between her daughter, Valentina (Edy Ganem) and Genevieve's son, Remi (Drew Van Acker), who gets his obligatory shedding of the shirt.
As anyone watching suspected, Zoila's heart was broken -- and maybe Valentina is the product of the union - by a rich guy. We find out it was Henri, Genevieve's brother, who will be visiting soon.
We have high expectations that he, too, will break some boundaries.
Britney’s Las Vegas residency contract should be signed on Monday, an insider tells BreatheHeavy.com.
One reason for the longer than expected delay was because Britney and her camp wanted a large sum of money up front, and Caesars Entertainment wasn’t willing, continued the source. Recently, things became dicey between the two groups because Team Britney felt the public now expected Britney to perform in Las Vegas and yet a deal had yet to be finalized. Until now!
Seeing how this deal’s gone down over the months… nothing’s a surprise. Don’t hold your breath for an announcement tomorrow, but fingers crossed for an inked deal behind the scenes.
Jennifer Aniston is known for her healthy lifestyle, but she admitted she once ate a Big Mac and things didn’t end very well.
“I’ll never forget when Justin [Theroux] and I were on a road trip and we were so hungry,” she told her stylist, when the two interviewed each other for NY Mag. “The only thing around was McDonald’s. I think I ordered a Big Mac. Wow, my body did not react well to that!
“It was like putting gasoline in a purified system,” she continued. “I am always trying to eat organic and natural foods, so that just made my stomach turn and made me feel terrible. And I think what you put in your body, as well as stress, is reflected in the quality of your skin.”
In the interview, Jennifer also revealed her tip to keeping her skin looking good.
“I can never stress enough to my friends that they must do as I do … hydrate, hydrate, hydrate,” she said. “Drink lots of water, get enough sleep, exercise, and eat a clean healthy diet, whenever possible.”
What's the nastiest thing you've eaten?
With the release of the Man of Steel come and gone, fans have finally gotten the answers to our burning questions: will Henry Cavill measure up as Clark Kent? Will the more realistic tone mesh with Supes? Will the action live up to what we expect from the Man of Steel?
But there is another question that was also answered, one of equal importance, but that doesn’t seem to have been asked as much: what about Lois?
Lois Lane is without a doubt the second most important person to the Superman mythos, barring the man himself. Her role is pivotal to the success of any Superman undertaking, and it’s critical that anyone who portrays her be up to the task. Prior to Man of Steel’s release, I had every faith that Amy Adams would be awesome as Lois, and for the most part I was right. But as we are graced with yet another Lois Lane, I oftentimes look back and ask myself, who did it best?
There have been as many versions of Lois as there have been of Clark, and whenever the question arises as to who was the best, several names are usually mentioned: Margot Kidder, Teri Hatcher, Noel Neill. But, friends, I offer to you that the best Lois Lane we’ve been graced with thus far is Erica Durance. Here are 5 reasons why:
5. She Had The Temperament
Lois is, in Clark’s own words, ‘a handful’, and hat’s putting it mildly. As often as Lois Lane is reinvented, one thing typically remains intact: her no-nonsense attitude. Erica Durance brought this to the fore with her depiction, manifesting the spirit of an intrepid, take-no-prisoners reporter well before she even became one.
Durance as Lois had the wit, sarcasm attitude down to a science, more than once making Clark look like an incompetent, and going toe to toe with resident snarkers Lex and Lionel Luthor, and Tess Mercer on a regular basis. She always had some witticism at the ready, whether she was facing a crowd of murdering zealots, a psychotic plastic surgeon, or freaking Darkseid, and even though the temperament is something that just about every version of Lois has to some degree or another (heck, Kidder/Lois flat out threatened to shoot Clark to find out his secret), not many of them were able to exercise it to the extent that Durance was able to.
4. She Wasn’t A Typical Damsel In Distress
The issue I often have with how Lois is depicted is when it seems she exists for the sole purpose of giving Superman someone to save. Granted, Supes saves everybody at some point or another (that being, of course, the nature of his job).
The problem comes when Lois is depicted as not being able to tie her own shoes without needing rescuing. Being a reporter in Metropolis isn’t a hazard-free job, yet she was doing just fine before Superman showed up. Granted, as Smallville went on Clark ended up saving her on a number of occasions.
But it never felt like he was getting her out of situations she couldn’t get out of herself. The two functioned as more of a team (especially in later seasons), rather than him acting as her personal Deux Machina, and she continued to function as, not just another person for Clark to save, but Clark’s partner. She was partly responsible for helping him come up with the bumbling persona he used to hide his secret identity, she knocked a helicopter pilot unconscious to keep him from finding out that secret.
Additionally, the show went to great lengths to establish her as a hero in her own right, counting Lois as a member of the pre-Justice League. And when Darkseid’s planet was hurtling toward Earth in the show finale, it was Lois who was aboard Air Force One, convincing the President not to fire nukes at it. Durance/Lois wasn’t someone preventing Superman from doing his job, like Kidder/Lois or Bosworth/Lois, but she helped him do his job, she grounded him and, in the end, she made him a better Superman.
3. She Had The Physicality
I’m not talking about looks per se (those are pretty obvious). I’m talking about physical presence. Since the late 80’s and continuing on with the current New 52 relaunch, the Lois of the comics is an army brat, her father, Sam Lane, being a General in the US Army. As such, Lois is supposed to be a fair hand-to-hand combatant who knows how to handle a weapon and isn’t afraid of a fight. Durance, more than anyone prior, portrayed her as just such a person.
Throughout her tenure, Durance/Lois got into more than her fair share of fistfights. In one episode, she claims to be a third degree black belt, and in another, she’s arrested for allegedly paralyzing a college football player via kick to the groin (granted, it turned out the paralysis wasn’t her fault, but she did knock him on his back with said kick). In another episode while Clark was de-powered and they were both trapped in a military compound, it was Lois who took the lead in trying to get them out alive, and she did it while armed.
In short, Durance/Lois not only kicked way more butt than any previous or prior incarnation thus far, but all the while she looked believable doing it.
2. She Had A Life Outside Of Clark
Granted, as it is, for the most part, Superman’s story, events tend to revolve around him. But the key to a great supporting character is their life outside the story; how their personality has been developed and shaped before we the audience are introduced to them, so that they impact events in a meaningful way.
More than any other Lois, Durance/Lois doesn’t feel like she exists only to be Superman’s love interest. The first time we meet her, she’s come to Smallville to investigate her cousin’s death. It’s explicitly clear that she isn’t there for him. In fact, she and Clark initially can’t stand each other. Throughout her first few appearances, plenty of the situations she finds herself in have nothing at all to do with Clark. She’s had her own relationships just like Clark has (more so, actually), and has several more after she comes to Smallville.
Later on, she ends up staying in Smallville not for Clark, but in order to help Jonathan Kent as his campaign manager while he runs for senator. It isn’t until later that Lois and Clark’s lives come closer together and they begin to actually have feelings for each other, and this gives us time to get to know Lois as Lois the person rather than as Lois Superman’s love interest.
1. She Was With Us The Longest
Coming on as a guest star in season four, promoted to regular in season five, and remaining throughout the remainder of the show’s five seasons makes seven consecutive years of Durance/Lois, longer than any other actress was in the role. And while time doesn’t necessarily mean things will improve, it can definitely help. In Durance’s case, it definitely did. Not that there was anything wrong with her portrayal from the beginning, but by way of character development, we got to watch her grow from a troublemaking teenaged Lois to the reporter we all know and love.
That journey was, much like Clark’s own, fascinating to watch unfold. Being in love with Superman wasn’t the major issue in her character arcs. She had her own struggles to deal with, like finding her place and purpose in the world, and deciding how best to do what she believed was right, which gave her depth that we often don’t get to see from Lois Lane.
LOIS (Erica) FOREVER!
Spencer Clawson, Big Brother 15 Cast Member, Probably Getting Fired Soon
Spencer Clawson is the latest Big Brother 15 cast member to face the real world fallout from racist and homophobic slurs made on the show's live feeds.
Union Pacific railroad, which employs him as a conductor, says:
"Mr. Clawson is on unpaid leave of absence while participating on Big Brother. Union Pacific does not condone his comments."
It seems unlikely that he'll be paid by them again after this.
Clawson was recently seen/heard on Big Brother cameras calling a gay houseguest "Kermit the F**" ... and praising Adolf Hitler as a "gifted speaker."
UP continued its statement by saying that it is currently "acting in accordance with Collective Bargaining Agreement terms regarding Mr. Clawson."
Basically, they're exploring their options regarding his termination.
A group of cast members on BB15 have been under scrutiny since being overheard bashing fellow contestants on the live, uncensored, online feeds.
CBS edits the thrice-weekly broadcasts, but the feeds are as-is.
Clawson isn't alone in this predicament. GinaMarie Zimmerman and Aaryn Gries have already lost their day jobs due to racist comments they made on the show.
Hope all the vile assholes get fired from their jobs. But my question is WHY hasn't CBS kicked these assholes out of the house? What are they waiting for.
I hope someone sinks JEremy's boat soon cuz he deserves it.
America's Next Top Model is gearing up for a new season, its first co-ed "cycle" to date, although it's tough to imagine Tyra Banks and pals coming up with anything truly new. This will be the show's twentieth cycle! That's a lot of people getting lost on go-sees, a lot of teetering on too-tight heels, a lot of weepy makeovers and grouchy in-fighting, and a lot of photo shoots where people have to confront fears (of bugs, heights, drowning). This all started ten years ago, though, in one of the best seasons, debut or otherwise, that any reality show has ever had. That first season of Top Model is unimpeachable.
ANTM helped usher in the era of profession-based reality contest shows, and plenty of good ones followed: Project Runway on Bravo, Dream Job on ESPN (I am the only person who liked this show, but I loved it enough for all of us), Design Star on HGTV — hell, even The Apprentice. But Top Model still feels like the gold standard, partially because it stayed good for so long. Season two gave us the amazing Shandi phone fight ("You had sex!?"). Season three had Yaya's "respeito" T-shirt. Season six had Jade claiming that elephants were part of the "dinosaur family." CariDee, Jaslene, Saleisha — even up through season ten's winner, Whitney, things were going okay.
But nothing has ever quite lived up to the perfection of season one. The majesty of Elyse's hyperarticulate griping. The wonder of Adrianne's weird, snoozy monotone. The agony of Robin's exaggerated facial expressions and proselytizing. The ridiculousness of Ebony getting her lotion all over the doorknobs in the house. This was only ten years ago, yet the reality-TV landscape is so very different now. In cycle one, many of the contestants didn't seem to know how to do the "confessionals," which is something today's reality-show contestants learn to do in the womb. The editing was pretty straight-forward, unlike the super-choppy and dishonest patchwork storytelling we've come to expect from this kind of show. Cycle one of ANTM had conflicts about Christianity and atheism, for crying out loud. Tyra Banks seemed earnest back then. Jay Manuel seemed like an actual human creature. Janice Dickinson had an ostensibly stable iteration of her face. Kimora Lee Simons was impossible to impress. Were we ever so young?
So, happy ten-year anniversary, Top Model. While the revolving door at the judges' table, the grossness of Tyra's constant idiotic catchphrases, and the repetitiveness of the challenges eventually eroded my passion for the series, my devotion to season one remains pure and true — even though I am still a little miffed that Elyse didn't win.
the show started flopping after it lost The World's First Supermodel, really. But full-length episodes of The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency are available online! highly recommend
+ New Behind The Scenes For Tropico
Thanks to the wonders of Instagram, we found that Lana Del Rey was resting on a yacht with her band members, one who posted the photos Byron, and also there was boyfriend Barrie (from Kassidy). She sported an orange bikini, cute glasses as well as her hollywood cap. You have to have some sort of Lana element to the outfit you see!
Check the photos and video below!
Earlier in the weekend we advanced the new that Lana Del Rey was shooting her upcoming brand new music video in Chatsworth, California. And now, according to Just Jared, the next videographic project is nothing but a short film called ‘Tropico’! Remember that during her last tour, Lana Del Rey revealed, on stage, that she will be working on a project with this name that consists in mixing three of her songs, «Body Electric», «Gods & Monsters» and «Bel Air».
UPDATE : New pics and behind the scenes videos.
Elvis is her daddy, Marilyn's her mother...
Jesus is her bestest friend... (he's also behind Shaun's head)
Lana with the tattooed bad boys she loves.
Lana and model Shaun Ross
Lana and her video girls
Sources 1, 2& 3
Mods, I checked that all the Tropico pics and videos in this post weren't posted before. These are new ;)
Famously private Leonardo DiCaprio is experiencing some leaks when it comes to social media. The actor, who was spotted partying at Guy Oseary’s bash with girlfriend Toni Garrn on July Fourth, seems to be spending a lot of time with the Victoria’s Secret model. On Friday, an Instagram user named Teridactyyl posted a picture of a group of women, including one that looks like Garrn, with the label “Casa de Leo #yolo.”
Instagram screencaps - click on images to view in original size
(ok who read the title as Leo's panties exposed lol people seem to be constantly misreading my titles on ontd lately)
As a special envoy to the United Nations, actress Angelina Jolie doesn't usually get nervous in crowds.
So when dozens of smiling locals greeted her very warmly as she touched down in Oahu, Hawaii Sunday, the 38-year-old smiled back and indulged in small talk with her fans as she made her way through the airport.
The Girl, Interrupted actress was accompanied on the trip with her two eldest sons, Maddox, 11 and nine-year-old Pax as she returns back to work after her elective mastectomy.
Jolie will reportedly bring in her other four children to stay with her on the island while she films Unbroken.
Unbroken will be The Changeling's star second turn at directing, having already helmed in The Land of Blood and Honey.
Unbroken is based on the novel by Laura Hillenbrand about the heroic tale of Olympian-turned-WWII prisoner-of-war Louis Zamperini. It will be filmed on location throughout the 50th state.
According to reports, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and their six kids will live in Oahu, Hawaii for eight weeks while Angie directs.
Hollywood's most famous family has been traveling quite a bit lately.
Just this week, they all visited London, Paris and Berlin within three days to promote Brad’s new zombie thriller flick, World War Z.
Angelina also made a stop in New York June 24 to speak at the United Nations Security Council Meeting about Women and Peace and Security and Sexual Violence in Conflict at the UN Headquarters.
A Special Envoy for the UNCHR, Jolie criticized the UN Security Council powers for their lack of action over wartime rapes.
The Jolie-Pitt children are no stranger to sticking to their mother's side as she directs. Maddox, Pax, plus Zahara, 8, Shiloh, 7, and 4-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne all visited Angie on set while she directed In the Land of Blood and Honey in Hungary in 2010.
Wow, Maddox got so big, or maybe i am still used to seeing him carried by Jolie. Pax is adorable! I am glad she is back to directing. I'd love to see her directing a sci-fi or big action movie with strong feminist undertones, or maybe even a comedy.