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Oh No They Didn't! - LiveJournal.com

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    Between modeling, designing clothes and filming their TV show, we often wonder how the Jenner sisters have any time for homework. And now that they’re adding “jewelry designers” to their résumés, we’re officially starting to feel like we were slackers in high school.

    Kendall, 17, and Kylie, 15, are following in big sister Kim’s footsteps, creating a line of jewelry with celebrity designer Pascal Mouawad, the man responsible for Nicole Richie‘s House of Harlow 1960 and Low Luv x Erin Wasson.

    And also like their big sis, the Jenners definitely know their audience. All 11 pieces in their collection, Metal Haven by Kendall and Kylie, will be under $24. Starting July 29, fans will be able to shop the bright, bold styles exclusively at Nordstrom.com and BP at Nordstrom.

    “We love accessories, and it’s amazing that we’re going to have our own line to be able to wear every day,” the Jenners said in a statement. “We’re so excited to partner with Pascal and Glamhouse and Nordstrom on our first jewelry collection.”

    The designs center on two major themes, angel wings and spikes, and range from delicate earrings to statement-making necklaces — which all reflect the Jenner sisters’ style, a mix of girlie and edgy. “For a long time I’ve looked to expand the Glamhouse brand portfolio with a younger, more affordable line,” Mouawad says of the new collaboration. “They were truly a perfect fit for the company and I’m thrilled to partner with them.”

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    This previously unseen footage shows David Bowie being interviewed regarding his arrest for Marijuana possession in Rochester in 1976. To the best of my knowledge, this footage is extremely rare and had basically gone unseen for around 35 years before being uploaded to youtube a few days ago.

    IMHO, he was at the peak of his beauty in this footage - it should be illegal to be that attractive.

    Also, by way of contrast make sure to check out Mr. Bowie's latest offering - the music video for Valentine's Day-



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  • 07/18/13--13:01: English Prince on Leno






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    Charlie needs to do more of these...

    Can't watch because you're not an US citizen? Get Hola Unblocker. I've not yet met a site it cannot unblock

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  • 07/18/13--13:09: Godzilla 2014 teaser poster
  • Here for more kaiju tbh
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    ngl Pacific Rim has got me excited for more giant monster movies.

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    Surprising no one, it’s looks as though we can expect another episode from Mark Gatiss in Series 8 next year.
    Speaking to Tardib about being kept on as a recurring writer each year, he touched briefly on the challenge of writing for a new Doctor:
    “It is lovely to write for the series when you have never done it before, but to continue to do so and to make new things for a new Doctor, it is a kind of different challenge.”
    He was also asked about whether he would be interested in taking over as head writer when Steven Moffat eventually departs the show.
    He said: “Steven will never leave. I hope that he will never leave! I can’t say much about it, life is too complicated and strange to know when this sort of thing will happen.


    So, not a ‘no’ then.

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    Fans of The Walking Dead and Legend of Korra rejoice: Steven Yeun, known to fans of the AMC horror show as Glenn, will be joining the voice cast of the Nickelodeon animated series as Wan, the very first Avatar in existence. Yeun’s character will appear in two episodes titled “Beginnings 1 & 2″ during the second season — aka Book 2: Spirits — debuting later this year.

    The sequel to the beloved Avatar: The Last Airbender, Legend of Korra debuted last April to 4.5 million viewers, and quickly became the highest-rated show on Nickelodeon. Both series are set in a fictional world where people called “benders” have special abilities that allow them to control one of the four elements (water, earth, air, and fire), but only one person — the Avatar — can control all four and bring balance to the world.

    Wan’s story will take place 10,000 years before Korra’s time, and follow the teenage explorer and skilled bender as he tries to bring balance between mankind and the spirits, a quest that ultimately leads to becoming the first Avatar.

    Legend of Korra co-creator and executive producer Bryan Konietzko told Wired that they cast Yeun in part because of the versatility of his voice acting, and how it aligns with the narrative journey of Wan throughout those two episodes.

    “Steve’s vocal quality and acting can range from an innocent, naïve young man, to a trickster anti-hero, and all the way to a full-fledged action hero,” said Konietzko. ”And in each take, he made Wan really human and relatable, despite the mythic setting of his tale.”

    While Avatar: The Last Airbender established a long tradition of Avatars that stretched indefinitely into history, this will be our first look at the first person to take on (or create) the mantle of the Avatar, a reincarnated role that passes to one person in each generation to serve as the human incarnation of the planet.

    These episodes will also mark a significant stylistic departure from the usual aesthetics of Legend of Korra. ”To depict the world in Wan’s time, the creative team drew inspiration from ancient and traditional East Asian ink wash paintings and woodblock prints for the environments, color palettes, and stylizations of the elements,” said a Nickelodeon representative. “The results expand the vision of the Avatar world, but also stay very true to the building blocks of its visual influence.”

    More details will be announced at the Legend of Korra panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego, which is slated for 11:15 a.m. Friday morning in Ballroom 20.

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    I love the traditional style they are going for here, man you gotta love Comic Con

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    Who could say no to George Clooney? Eva Longoria, apparently. A source close to the Oscar-winning actor, 52, tells Us Weekly exclusively that he unsuccessfully tried to woo the Desperate Housewives star, 38, while he was still dating Stacy Keibler. Friendly for years, Clooney and Longoria hung out at Soho House in Berlin -- both were in Germany for work -- this past March, "but did not hook up," according to the insider.

    After that, "George began pursuing Eva," the source continues. "He told her that he was still with Stacy, but had plans to break up with her and was interested in being with Eva."

    While once-divorced Longoria resisted, the Descendants star "continued to pursue her with texts and calls. Eva make it clear to him that she would not date or be with him until he was completely single."

    As Clooney and Keibler's romantic status appeared unchanged, Longoria found love with someone else: Ernesto Arguello, who starred in NBC's cancelled dating reality show Ready for Love, which Longoria produced. "She is now very happy with him," the source adds. "George and Eva never hooked up."

    Clooney and Keibler, meanwhile, finally, officially ended their two-year relationship earlier this month. (The Oscar winner and the Supermarket Superstar host, 33 "hadn't had sex in months," another source explained.)

    Adds a third insider of the former WWE star: "Stacy has always been independent and has been focusing on her work. She got fed up with the distance between them and broke it off."

    A rep for Clooney tells Us he does not comment on his client's personal life.

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    The scene: Tokyo lies in ruins. A child is alone in the wreckage and terrified as a colossal monster approaches. The creature's on an unstoppable rampage and the kid's fate looks sealed. Until a savior steps in at the last moment.

    Fast forward: The kid is introduced to an international military program that builds giant robotic machines to fight marauding alien monsters. But the machines must be piloted by people with special neurological abilities. Naturally the kid has this power, and is chosen to mount humanity's last defense against the invasion.

    If you saw "Pacific Rim" over the weekend, you know this story. But it feels very familiar if you've also seen "Neon Genesis Evangelion," the blockbuster 1995-1996 anime series that redefined the giant robot sci-fi genre in Japan. What does Guillermo del Toro's big budget sci-fi slugfest owe to that franchise?

    In Japan, "Evangelion" is an enormous content and merchandise industry with hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. Images of its biomechanical Eva robots are on everything from coffee mugs to smartphones and even airplane wraps. It's the story of teenager Shinji Ikari, who gets recruited by an organization called NERV to become an Eva pilot and fight off the invading monsters, called Angels.

    "Pacific Rim" is of course derivative of many Japanese franchises, from "Godzilla" and "Ultraman" to "Mazinger Z" and "Gundam," that feature mecha (machines) or kaiju (monsters). But when I saw it the other day, I walked away feeling that it reflects animator Hideki Anno's tale to a striking degree.



    "Neon Genesis Evangelion" is an apocalyptic exploration of teen angst.

    (let's pause for a minute to showcase violue's favorite moment from the series!)


    Both feature love-struck characters who enter and pilot giant machines in a global war against alien monsters, waging epic battles in dense urban areas and on the high seas.

    The pilots are immersed in an amniotic fluid-type liquid to achieve a psychic link with their machines, which get transported to battle by a fleet of aircraft. The main characters are haunted by psychological trauma that initially prevents them from beating the monsters.

    Most of the Jaegers, as the giant robots in "Pacific Rim" are called, look a lot more like the bulky, samurai-style mecha of "Gundam" than the svelte, biomechanical Evas; pilots Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) and Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) also wield a giant sword with their mecha Gipsy Danger, another Gundam echo.

    Shock-and-awe homage

    But where "Evangelion" and its 1997 film "The End of Evangelion" are convoluted existential psycho-dramas wrapped in a "Power Rangers"/"Super Sentai" format and peppered with Christian symbolism and father-son drama, "Pacific Rim" is really a shock-and-awe homage to mechas and man-in-the-rubber-suit monsters. It doesn't ask for your brain to participate.

    Filmed in Toronto, where part of Elizabeth Street behind Toronto City Hall was transformed to look like Tokyo, "Pacific Rim" devotes lavish attention to visual detail. It features spectacularly designed mecha, gripping monster combat scenes, and settings that evoke Alaska, Hong Kong, and Japan.

    "I felt there was a chance to do something fresh, something new that at the same time was conscious of the heritage, but not a pastiche or an homage or a greatest hits of everything," Del Toro told the LA Times last year."One of the first things I did is make it a point to not check any old movies or any other references. Like start from scratch."

    Strong cyberpunk aesthetic

    "I did love Evangelion very much, but I actually wrote most of Pacific Rim before I saw it," fellow screenwriter Travis Beacham said on Twitter.

    While some "Evangelion" fans might take issue with the similarities between the two, ultimately "Pacific Rim" comes off as its own film despite the abundance of ideas it draws from the genre. It's far more fascinated with kaiju and their gooey anatomy, it emphasizes a "Top Gun"-style pilot rivalry, and it's got a strong cyberpunk aesthetic. It references "Blade Runner" in one subplot, apart from dozens of other franchises that are in the story's DNA.

    "Pacific Rim" has yet to open in Japan, but early otaku assessment seems positive. Metal Gear video game creator Hideo Kojima positively gushed over it on Twitter, even suggesting it's unpatriotic not to love it. After all, it does have some of the coolest giant robots ever seen onscreen.






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    On Thursday, the Television Academy announced its nominations for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, and Netflix crashed the party in a big way with its two high-profile shows, House of Cards (which racked up nine nominations) and Arrested Development (which had three).

    But those newbie nominations were largely the exception, as an extraordinary crop of new series and performances—Orphan Black, Hannibal and The Americans among them—failed to gain traction with Emmy voters, many of whom reflexively gravitate to the same shows and actors each year.


    In many cases, though, those repeat nominees are well-deserved: Emmy mainstays Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and 30 Rock are back this year, celebrating their respective superb seasons with another abundance of nominations. But let’s skip the stalwarts and focus on the rest of this year’s Emmy crop: the good, the sad and the ugly.

    THE GOOD

    House of Cards
    Netflix went all-in with their first splashy original series: a dream team of Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, and director David Fincher, that voters were unable to resist. This slick, captivating drama about a scheming House Majority Whip (Spacey) plotting political revenge after getting passed over for a Secretary of State appointment garnered nominations for Spacey, Wright, and Fincher. The only snub here (and a possible indication that voters might not have gotten beyond House’s first few episodes) is Corey Stoll, whose heartbreaking turn as U.S. Rep Peter Russo, who desperately wants to make a difference but can’t escape his addiction demons, was overlooked in the supporting drama category.

    Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel
    Bates Motel, A&E’s modern-day Psycho prequel examining Norma and Norman Bates, is still figuring out exactly what it is. But Farmiga, as Norma, had no such indecision, confidently throwing herself into the complex role from the start. In lesser hands, Norma could have easily been a loony caricature, but Farmiga turned her into a multi-layered masterpiece.

    Political Animals
    I was a big fan of USA’s “limited series” from last summer about a former First Lady (Sigourney Weaver), divorced from a charismatic President, who after a failed run for President, ends up as Secretary of State. Yes, it sounds like a certain politician that you know, but Weaver’s enthralling Elaine Barrish was no mere Hilary clone. I thought USA made a mistake in not continuing with the show and in the process earning an annual seat at the Emmy table, and Animals’ five nominations (including miniseries or movie and lead actress) bear that out.

    Laura Dern, Enlightened
    Enlightened, HBO’s gem of a show about an idealistic but abrasive woman (Laura Dern) trying to change, and eventually expose, the corruption at her company, was only watched by a handful of people. Thankfully, some of them were Emmy voters, who nominated Dern. It was hard to root for Dern’s Amy Jellicoe, who in the first season couldn’t get out of her way. But in Season 2, Dern somehow converted us, slowly but surely, over to Amy’s side, so her Norma Rae moment in the finale was a true triumph, and a fitting farewell to that character.

    Top of the Lake
    Last year’s miniseries or movie competition was rail-thin (the winner, Game Change, was praised more for Julianne Moore’s perfect Sarah Palin than its overall quality), but the category got a major upgrade in 2013 with this superb Sundance/BBC Two miniseries. Directed by Jane Campion, about a detective (Moss) searching for a missing girl in New Zealand, was one of TV’s greatest finds. It was a banner year for Moss, whose gripping performance also received an acting nomination to go along with her usual nod for Mad Men.

    Louis CK, Louie
    Yes, he’s a repeat Emmy nominee and winner, but this year, the comedian grabbed an astounding nine nominations overall, for his various acting, directing and writing work on Louie, his HBO comedy special and hosting Saturday Night Live (if he did makeup on Louie, he’d probably pick one up for that too). Best of all, Louie—which had six nods overall—finally broke into the Outstanding Comedy category, where it deserves to win as the most inventive, surprising half-hour on TV.

    Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
    I made the case for the Homeland star’s inclusion, so it is a relief to see him land the supporting actor nomination he so deserved. (His was one of 11 nominations for Homeland, which also nabbed a supporting actress nod for Morena Baccarin.) While Patinkin’s supporting actor inclusion seemed a lock, but was a nice surprise to see him joined in the category by Breaking Bad’s Jonathan Banks, who shone as world-weary enforcer Mike.

    Kerry Washington, Scandal
    There’s nothing guilty about this pleasure: Scandal, ABC’s series about a crisis management team in D.C., was the year’s most addictive drama. And that’s largely due to Kerry Washington’s Olivia Pope, who is unlike any other character on TV: she’s whip-smart, confident, brash, and emotionally wounded, usually all in the space of about 90 seconds. The show deserved even more Emmy recognition, but Washington is a good start.

    THE SAD

    Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
    After two seasons on Homeland, I was convinced that no one could touch Claire Danes in the drama lead actress category. Then I fell hard for the star of the BBC American science fiction drama Orphan Black about a grifter who discovers that she is one of (at least) 10 clones. It’s a near-impossible task, but Maslany, a Canadian actress with no major U.S. credits, has created seven wholly distinct characters, not just minor variations on the same person. Her transformation is so astounding that often you’ll forget that she’s carrying whole scenes talking to…herself (think back to Ringer, where Sarah Michelle Gellar played twins and could barely differentiate between them). BBC America tried hard for a nomination, but voters simply weren’t able to watch in time. Once they discover what they’ve been missing, they’ll regret leaving Maslany off their ballot.

    New Girl
    Remember when this show was “adorkable”? Neither do I. After retooling on the fly in Season 1, the FOX comedy took a gargantuan quality leap forward in its sophomore year, smartly allowing Zooey Deschanel to reign in her quirks while encouraging her three roommates to embrace theirs. And while Max Greenfield’s Schmidt was a late season one breakout, this year allowed Jake Johnson’s Nick to move center stage and act on his romantic feelings for Jess (Deschanel), in the process helping New Girl mature into one of television’s finest comedies. Yet the show, which received five nominations in 2012, was completely shut out this year. To recap: The Neighbors has more 2013 Emmy nominations than New Girl.

    The Americans
    The best new show of the year, which ended as spectacularly as it began, was unable to crack a well-established drama field. Keri Russell was a revelation as Elizabeth Jennings, a KGB agent stuck in America and yearning for a life and a family in Mother Russia, slipping into new identities and aliases with the same ease she put on her Guess jeans. Her other half, Matthew Rhys, had an even tougher task as Philip: Rhys is a Brit playing a Russian spy masquerading as an American, who frequently switches to other roles as well. But voters overlooked them, the show, and Noah Emmerich’s understated FBI agent Stan Beeman. One consolation: a guest actress nomination for Margo Martindale’s fierce turn as Claudia, Elizabeth and Philip’s CIA handler.

    Rectify
    This quiet, contemplative Sundance Channel drama about a death row inmate (Aden Young), who after 19 years on death row for the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend, is freed after DNA evidence comes to light. The leisurely pace wasn’t for everyone–especially voters, apparently— but I loved losing myself in its story.

    Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project
    The Mindy Project pilot is vastly different from what the FOX comedy had become by the end of its first season (I lost track of all the times it retooled and cycled through new cast additions), but through all the turmoil, Kaling deftly anchored the show and always kept me laughing. I would have liked to see her recognized for that, but now that Mindy Project has finally found its groove, there’s always next year. (Or maybe not, if New Girl is any indication.)

    Justified
    I’ve long given up expecting Emmy voters to wholly embrace this splendid FX drama, which more than any other, has a language and sense of place all its own. But they consistently would throw a couple acting nominations the show’s way each year (and in 2011, they even gave Margo Martindale the win for her unforgettably sinister turn as Mags Bennett). But this year, the show was shut out completely, even in the guest actor category, which could have been comprised solely of splendid Justified actors like Jere Burns and Patton Oswalt’s Constable Bob.

    THE UGLY

    The Good Wife
    The broadcast networks’ last great hope for Emmy drama recognition fell even further out of favor with voters, as it was unable to claw its way back into the Outstanding Drama category, where it was shut out last year as well. Adding insult to injury, Juilanna Margulies, who won Lead Actress just two years ago, wasn’t nominated either. Though the drama stumbled out of the gate in its fourth season with an icky, 50 Shades of Gray storyline involving the enigmatic Kalinda (Archie Panjabi), her sleazy, abusive ex-husband Nick (Marc Warren), and (shudder) an ice cream cone, showrunners Robert and Michelle King wisely course-corrected and didn’t make a misstep the rest of the season. At least the show had its usual strong showing in the guest star categories, where I’m most thrilled about the long-overdue recognition for Carrie Preston, who is so brilliant as daffy attorney Elsbeth that I keep hoping True Blood will put Arlene out of her misery, freeing Preston up to delight us full-time on Good Wife.

    Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
    I like LeBlanc and think he’s the best thing by far on the meandering Episodes, which means well but hasn’t yet gelled during its two seasons on Showtime. But giving him a second Emmy nomination as Lead Actor, Comedy over a slew of deserving candidates (including New Girl’s Johnson) is mind-boggling.

    Hannibal
    I did not have high hopes for Bryan Fuller’s take on Thomas Harris’ novel Red Dragon (which introducing the characters the world would come to know in Silence of the Lambs), and couldn’t have been more thrilled to be proven wrong. The Hannibal Lecter saga had largely been driven into the ground by the post-Silence offerings, but Hannibal reset the table with one delicious course, I mean episode, after another. For a broadcast show this visually audacious and daring to be shut out completely—not even a cinematography nomination!—is inexcusable, and an oversight that needs to be corrected next year.

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    Final Fantasy XV is a massive game– so much so that according to Tetsuya Nomura, it will be hard to wrap up the story with the timeframe they’re considering for its release.

    That isn’t to say the game’s original vision has been altered; no, it remains the same as it was originally conceived seven years ago. The idea of an “epic” just means that Nomura is already considering ways to expand the narrative.

    At the start of Final Fantasy XV, Noctis and his entourage of Ignis, Prompto and Gladiolus will be controllable by the player. It is only later on that the katana wielding Cor Leonis will join in. The 42 year old Lord Commander is voiced by Hiroki Touchi in the Japanese version – the same VA who originally voiced Noctis’s chauffeur in the 2011 trailer. Now though, he’s played by someone and and his along with Stella’s voice actor will be revealed in due time.

    The main villains of the story hail from the country of Nifleheim, and were designed with an asymmetric aesthetic. Their clothes, while mostly white, are different on each side.. Under the disguise of peace, they infiltrate Lucis in order to steal the last crystal from the world. The unnamed red-headed male is an enemy of Noctis. His hair is red because he’ll be voiced by Keiji Fujiwara in the Japanese version – known more famously for his roles as Reno (FFVII) and Axel (KH), both of which have red hair. The older man with the sharp glare facing off with King Regis – Idola Eldercapt – is also amongst the many antagonists who have yet to be revealed.

    While Nomura admits the E3 trailer was “full of male” characters, he asks fans to rest easy knowing that he did in fact reveal one new female character toward the end of that video. Females such as Stella Nox Fleuret and the mysterious dragoon remain in the game and will be detailed at some point in the future. Expect even more characters – including females – than what was shown in the latest trailer.

    The decision to shift the game to the next generation means less compromises. The scale of the game is said to be massive and part of the reason it’s taken so long to develop. Nomura admits the team considered reducing the size of it all but in the end they decided to keep everything as intended.

    Not only scale, but the graphics continue to be improved as well. Nomura says the staff is working hard to lessen the gap between real time and pre-rendered scenes, with the final product looking better than what we’re seeing now. As expected, Japanese clothing designer Roen is still at the helm with ever so slightly updated main character designs.

    In terms of the overall gameplay of FFXV, Nomura is focusing on the element of speed. The camera in the current version of the game is flawed and he aims to create a more realistic feel similar to that of watching events play out in real life. Nomura wants to create a camera that not only follows the character, but gives the impression of one recording the “life events” of the game.

    Noctis himself can perform a variety of moves based on this concept of “speed.” The Warp command is exclusive to him and we’ve seen the “short” version of it in the latest trailer. Nomura says that there will eventually be a visual example of Noctis’s “long warp” ability. Warping is limited – most likely tied to a gauge under Noctis’s name in the main HUD. Additionally, Noctis will be able to ride on top of and free run on monsters in order to aim for the weak points of even larger enemies.

    The team is also researching ways to implement console-specific features such as the PS4′s share button, although nothing has been finalized.

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    last post today, I swear :') ...unless big news comes along


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    ET Canada caught up with Miley Cyrus in New York City, getting the singer/actress to open up about her new image, insatiable drive and upcoming album.

    After headlining a hit Disney show and putting out three top-selling albums, fans might wonder what keeps the 20-year-old star going.

    "Haters keep me motivated," said Miley. "That makes me want to do even better."

    In recent years, Miley has made a drastic departure from her Hannah Montana TV character.

    "Once I left my show I didn't want anyone around that was going to tell me the way that I was going to do things," Miley explained. "I wanted to go make mistakes, go be who I was going to be."

    This new attitude has perhaps been most clearly evident in the controversial video for her single We Can't Stop.

    Complete with severed rubber fingers, stuffed lambs and pool make-out session with a doll -- the video definitely raised some eyebrows.

    "I'm trying to win a Grammy!" says Miley, who explained that she can't hold back if she wants to take home music's biggest prize.



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    Miley Cyrus is unfazed by rumors she is a lesbian. In fact, she takes any insinuation as a compliment.

    When she chopped off her long locks and shaved the sides of her head for a super edgy, bleached-blonde style, the 20-year-old pop star triggered a controversy that even got her pegged as gay.

    Everyone said I was a lesbian but I’m like, ‘Being a lesbian isn’t a bad thing. So if you think I look like I’m a lesbian, I’m not offended. You can call me much worse,'" she told the Toronto Sun on Tuesday. "I’ve been called much worse. Being a lesbian is a compliment more than what else they call me.”

    The "We Can't Stop" singer has long been a supporter of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. In 2011, Cyrus got an equality sign tattooed on her middle finger in support of same-sex marriage. She has said her favorite fans are her gay fans, she praised Disney for introducing a same-sex couple and even tweeted about having sexy dreams about Katy Perry.

    Last month, Cyrus stopped by the Facebook headquarters to help kick off LGBT Pride Month with the FB staff.

    "I believe every American should be allowed the same rights and civil liberties," she wrote in an article for Glamour last year. "Without legalized same-sex marriage, most of the time you cannot share the same health benefits, you are not considered next of kin and you are not granted the same securities as a heterosexual couple. How is this different than having someone sit in the back of the bus because of their skin color?"

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    Capcom senior product manager Matt Dahlgren has confirmed to Siliconera that the fifth new character in Ultra Street Fighter IV won’t be from any other companies—it will be a Capcom character. Dahlgren also hinted to us that it’s a character that isn’t on anyone’s radar, and that Capcom feel the character will be a perfect fit for the Street Fighter universe. Paired with previous hints, this leaves us with the following clues:

    It is a Capcom character.

    It isn’t Asura or Bad Box Art Mega Man.

    Ultra Street Fighter IV will mark this character’s fighting game debut.

    It is a character that isn’t on anyone’s radar.

    The character will be a perfect fit for the Street Fighter universe.


    Finally, we also asked Capcom how upgrading to Ultra Street Fighter IV from a previous version of the game will work. They confirmed to us that, if you happen to own just Super Street Fighter IV, upgrading to Ultra will also get you all of the content from Arcade Edition. Ultra Street Fighter IV will be available in early 2014. Upgrading from a previous version of the game will cost $15. A standalone copy will be available for $40.

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    I'm excited and I know that davejohn is too since his girl will be in this game

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    Diane Kruger steps out to do some shopping on Wednesday (July 17) in West Hollywood, Calif.

    The 37-year-old actress celebrated her birthday earlier this week on July 15 – happy belated birthday, Diane!!!

    Diane‘s The Bridge co-star Demian Bichir recently gave an interview where he talked about her and beau Joshua Jackson.

    “He came to set, and Diane and Josh were very kind to have my girlfriend and I for dinner, into their house, even before the beginning of the series when we were doing the pilot,” Demian told Vulture. “They’re really, really nice, and that’s not a common thing that your co-star is so nice and open. Really, really nice people.”






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    Are you guys watching The Bridge? Last night's episode was good.

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    "Yer chomoe anhaan. Jin ha Khalaan, shekh ma shieraki anni."

    That's Dothraki, in case you were wondering. And it's what "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke had to say in her character Daenerys Targaryen's native tongue Thursday morning after receiving word she had been nominated for a supporting actress Emmy in the drama category.

    Apparently, it means "You do honor to me. This is for the Khal - my sun and stars." But we were more interested in the 26-year-old Brit's response to the news in English. If you are too, here's what she had to say about the honor:

    How did you hear the news?
    It’s a ridiculous story -- 6 a.m. rolls around and my alarm went off, and I definitely didn’t set it. So I was in this groggy daze, trying to find shoes to throw at whatever appliance was making that noise, and then I saw my phone. We’d been talking about the Emmy nominations over the last few days, but praying, wishing and hoping that David and Dan would get nominated for writing.

    Why do you think your role resonated with the Academy?
    I think probably my dragons did it. Maybe they were scared. No – I’m lucky enough to get to play a seriously strong woman who is going from strength to strength, and if you’re a woman who is empowered, maybe you like that.

    How has Dany evolved?
    Throughout the season she’s had an insane transformation from someone who barely even spoke and timidly did everything her brother said into a mother of dragons and a queen of armies and a killer of slave masters. She’s a very Joan of Arc-style character.

    How do you take Dany seriously when surrounded by such fantastical elements?
    It does come down solely to the writing. It’s so brilliant that it’s impossible not to take it very realistically and to see the realism in the writing. It’s so believable, it’s so real, that there’s not a moment that you’re thinking, ‘I’ve got three dragons in front of me and everyone’s killing everyone.”

    What are your expectations for the award show itself?
    I’m hoping we all get to hang out together and shout ‘Woo-hoo!’ when they announce our nomination.

    There will probably be a few people there who got killed off last season, right?
    I think there may be. We’ll be raising a bottle to them and their late souls on the show.

    Are fans still overwhelmed by what happened with the red wedding?
    Yes! People get really excited, and it’s an infectious energy. It’s lovely to see.

    How are you going to top that?
    I’ve just finished reading Season Four, and I genuinely didn’t think we could get better than Season Three. But I’m reading it with my jaw to the floor. Season Four is phenomenal. I’m going to go to Comic Con and people are literally going to have to run to cover my mouth so I don’t talk about it. As the show gets recognized more and as everyone gets more confident in themselves, I think it gets even better.

    Do you know any of your fellow nominees?
    Not personally, no. I know them all by my sincere admiration for them. I was like, ‘Oh my God, Maggie!’ I can’t believe my name is even within 16 miles of her.

    Which show would you want to guest star on?
    My very best friend ever, Rose Leslie, who plays Ygritte on the show, was on “Downton Abbey.” My Brit sort of says maybe that. One of the shows I would very much love to be a part of is “Mad Men” -– walking around that office. Or being a meth head in “Breaking Bad” –- that would be wicked. Then I’d really start seeing dragons.

    Has Dany’s confidence bled over to your off-screen life?
    I would like to say yes, but I think my British kind of sensibility takes over. Sitting at home, I do sometimes go, “What would Dany do?” Trying out that side of your personality is really wonderful. You don’t want to cross me on a date.

    What would you be doing if you weren’t acting?
    Something in music. Something creative. I do love singing. I wouldn’t say I’m any good, but I definitely love it – especially jazz singing.

    If you could duet with Neil Patrick Harris during the show, what would you sing?
    “The Way You Look Tonight.”


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    I kind of hate that I'm hating since Emilia seems like such a sweet person but the fact that she got a nomination this season and that Lena Headey didn't get a nomination last season for Blackwater is just terrible. And now D&D probably feel validated for their racist as fuck portrayal of Dany' s storyline.

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    In the spring of 2011, Parade writer Shawna Malcom sat down with Cory Monteith, who wanted to discuss something he had never spoken about in detail before: his struggle with addiction, which started when he was a teenager. Here, Malcom remembers that revealing conversation and the thoughtful, articulate, talented man she met.

    A week before I interviewed Cory Monteith for a June 2011 Parade cover story, I went to see him play a show in Los Angeles with his fledgling Cali-rock band Bonnie Dune. Soon he would be traveling around the world via private jet to perform in packed arenas for the “Glee Live!” summer concert tour, but for this small gig on a college campus, Cory, the band’s drummer, had happily driven himself and his bandmates to the venue in a white rental van and unloaded his own gear. Near the end of the show itself, he decided to take advantage of the intimate setting and invite the audience, comprised mostly of enthusiastic female Glee fans, up onstage—a move that, in the absence of any hired security, had promptly led to his being mobbed, stripped of his drumsticks and accidentally whacked in the head with a microphone.

    It probably hadn’t been the best idea, he admitted later with a laugh, but the actor-musician, whom I’d first met in 2010 while reporting another story, thrived on connecting with people—something he was getting fewer and fewer opportunities to do, thanks to the insulating bubble of fame. In two short years, Cory had gone from little-known Canadian actor to breakout TV star and international heartthrob, but he wasn’t like most fast-rising young-Hollywood types I’ve encountered. He was humble. Articulate. Genuinely nice. And he had the talent to back up the bright future full of challenging film roles and major-label albums he envisioned for himself.

    Sadly, that promising future was unexpectedly cut short last weekend when Cory died in a Vancouver hotel room at age 31 from what has since been ruled an overdose of heroin and alcohol. Cory first detailed his struggle with substance abuse as a teenager in the interview I did for Parade. I hadn’t really known what he planned to say when he arrived for the interview at a favorite restaurant on a Saturday night, fresh off a plane from New York, where he’d been filming an episode of Glee. His publicist had said he wanted to talk about how he’d turned his life around after a troubled youth, though what that “troubled youth” entailed was never explicitly stated. I was told only that Cory would reveal as much as he felt comfortable.

    Over the course of several hours, he gradually revealed his eye-opening journey—the feelings of alienation and unworthiness that had led to heavy drug use, the interventions, the first stint in rehab at 19 and the rock-bottom moment of facing the threat of prison after getting caught stealing to support his increasingly “dire” habit. “The underlying problem was that I wasn’t ok with myself,” he said. “The drugs were symptomatic of me not being in a good place. Things got really bad, really ugly.”

    He answered every question I posed candidly, thoughtfully and on the record, save for naming the hard drugs he’d used. He’d only discuss that off the record. He was keenly aware that the revelation that the seemingly clean-cut kid from Glee was a recovering addict would be big news, and he said he didn’t want the media to focus on those particular “buzzwords.” “What is just one part of your story, paraphrased and taken out of context, can be a headline in someone else’s,” he said. “And everything that comes out of my mouth is gonna be repeated in two-sentence-long bites for the next years of my life. Certain words travel far and wide.”

    Instead, Cory hoped his decision to speak out on his own terms would serve to help others struggling with similar issues.It was also clear that, while he was grateful for the success that had come with Glee, he was eager to make the distinction between himself and his naive character Finn Hudson, who’d led a largely charmed life at McKinley High as a popular jock and show-choir standout. ”I feel like a bit of a fraud sometimes,” he admitted. In his own teen years, he’d been a self-described “loner, outcast,” and he’d been known to joke that some of his best acting had come from appearing as if he knew what he was doing when he held a football or basketball.

    I also got the strong sense that he was struggling to reconcile his public persona with his private self. “At the end of the day, who everybody meets in the public eye, the public image, and myself are two different people in a way,” he said. “It’s a very accessible version of me. I’m definitely more introverted. I’m definitely darker. I’m definitely more, at times, pessimistic in real life. I shouldn’t say pessimistic. That’s a little strong. I’m more pragmatic in real life because I come from a whole different body of experience.” Despite showing up to the interview wearing a disguise of sorts—a baseball cap emblazoned with the logo of his beloved Vancouver Canucks hockey team and a pair of nerdy black Clark Kent-esque glasses—Cory seemed to want to be seen that night for exactly who he was.

    He said he was committed to not letting the glossy glare of Hollywood blind him to the hard lessons he’d learned long before moving there. ”It’s a trap,” he said of using drugs. “Because when you choose that lifestyle, you unchoose everything else. You don’t realize you’re doing it, but you’re distancing yourself from the rest of the world. You’re putting up walls and burning down bridges and alienating yourself from everybody. It’s very lonely.”

    He seemed to be at his best when he had a set or a gig to show up to every day, something that would keep him busy and creatively challenged, though even then, he admitted, there were times he could be thrown “off track” by the thoughts that ran through his head. Among them: “Thinking about doing other things, thinking about buying a yacht and sailing the Mediterranean and quitting the show.” It was in those moments that he relied heavily on his support system, which at that time included other sober-living people, his “closer than close” mom Ann, the roommates who shared his seven-bedroom rental house, his Bonnie Dune bandmates, and his “family” of cast and crew at Glee. “I have the fortune of being surrounded by people I love and who love me and will remind me of what is important,” he said. “They’ll say, ‘This is what you want.’”

    We’ll likely never fully understand what led Cory to succumb to the demons he’d fought so hard against. But he seemed to leave our interview that night buoyed by the experience of sharing where he’d been and owning those choices, for better or worse. All that was left was to find a way home. Having been dropped off at the restaurant earlier in the evening, he asked if I’d mind giving him a ride. Soon he was sitting in the passenger seat of my car, his laughter filtering out of the open windows and over Laurel Canyon. I can still vividly picture him tapping out a beat on my dashboard and enthusiastically singing along to a Beatles track blasting from the speakers. Here’s hoping that, wherever he may be, he still is.


    Original article she's referring to is here.

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    This is a beautiful article. It's long so I bolded his quotes, but it's worth the read.

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    She may be blessed with gorgeous features and a stunning figure but even Jessica Alba fails to make dungarees look stylish.

    The 32-year-old was spotted making her way to her office in sunny Santa Monica on Tuesday, dressed in the unflattering denim overalls.





    The Fantastic Four actress paired her rolled up dungarees with a striped sleeveless top and polka dot espadrille shoes.

    The 1970s staple has made a comeback this season with everyone from Selena Gomez to Heidi Klum pictured in the comfy overalls.

    It looks like Jessica was dressing for comfort rather than fashion in her dungarees.
    The mother of two has had a jam packed schedule recently, as she promotes her new book The Honest Life, which is a guide to healthy living.

    The book - which was released in March - sprung from her venture The Honest Company, which delivers eco-friendly baby-care products and household cleaners to families at affordable prices.

    As well as her new venture as a writer, Jessica will return to the big screen in September in Machete Kills.
    The Robert Rodriguez film sees Jessica team up with star-studded cast including Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, Sofía Vergara, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, and Vanessa Hudgens.


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    What are the ugliest trends this summer, ONTD?

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    Oh, Kris Jenner, you slay us. The famous momager made an embarrassing admission during last week's "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" episode; she is afraid of peeing with other people around. Not spiders, snakes, heights or flying, but public urination. Really? Apparently Jenner is terrified that someone is listening to her in the bathroom. The cringeworthy confession is definitely odd, however several well-known stars suffer from far stranger phobias.

    Kelly Osbourne
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    With her entire life in the limelight, it isn't too surprising that Kelly Osbourne suffers from haphophobia -- a fear of being touched. Just think of all those hands she's had to shake!

    Nicki Minaj
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    An incident in 2011 sparked rumors that Nicki Minaj has escalaphobia (a fear of escalators).

    Aretha Franklin
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    The "Natural Woman" singer hasn't flown in over 30 years and travels only by bus and car for her performances. "The last time I flew was in '82. I had such a bad flight. A two-engine plane. The flight was dipsy-doodlng up and down all the way home. I said, 'Oh my God, when I get to Detroit, that's it. That is it.' And I have not flown since," she told Time magazine in 2010.

    Kylie Minogue
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    Kylie Minogue told Elle UK she has a fear of clothing hangers because, "I don’t like the way they sound when you put them in the wardrobe."

    David Beckham
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    The famous footballer admitted that his obsessive compulsive disorder was "tiring" and that he feared disorder. "I've got this obsessive compulsive disorder where I have to have everything in a straight line or everything has to be in pairs. I'll put my Pepsi cans in the fridge and if there's one too many then I'll put it in another cupboard somewhere," he told Esquire magazine.

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    What's your phobia, ONTD? I'm afraid of heights and rodents.

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    In an era of macho antiheroes, Finn countered that being a man didn't have to include physical strength or objectifying women, but could instead be defined by expressiveness, vulnerability, and compassion.



    When we first saw Finn Hudson in the pilot episode of Glee, he was holding Kurt Hummel's jacket so it wouldn't get trashed when a group of jocks tossed the effeminate gay teenager in a dumpster. It was a small moment of comedic kindness--Finn was a good guy trying to act like a man, which at McKinley High meant no-homo. Later in that episode, Finn told his jock friends, "Don't you get it? We're all losers. Everyone in this school, everyone in this town."


    At its best, Glee is about small-town losers dreaming about being big-city winners and even when they don't succeed, dreaming on anyway. It's easily the queerest show that's ever been on network TV not just because it features multiple gay characters--and in romantic situations too--but because it's constantly reversing gender norms and placing traditionally marginalized characters front and center. But making that point required a conventional Everyman for scale (like those YouTube videos where a small object is placed next to a whale so you know how big it is). As played by the recently deceased Cory Monteith, Finn Hudson looked the handsome, wholesome part, but when he joined the glee club, he became something more subversive.

    As far as romantic leading men on teen shows, Finn didn't have the intelligence of Brandon Walsh (Beverly Hills 90210), the mystery of Jordan Catalano (My So Called Life) or the insouciance of Zack Morris (Saved By the Bell). And in terms of his TV peers, Monteith wasn't a great showman like Neil Patrick Harris or a great character actor like Aaron Paul or even a great beauty like Matt Bomer. What he had was a palpable sweetness that infused his portrayal of Finn.In Monteith's unassuming performance, you believed that a football player would join show choir, befriend a gay kid, and date a theater geek. You believed it because Finn never exuded any of the arrogance or privilege we expected from popular jocks in high-school shows.

    Because Monteith wasn't a natural-born singer or dancer, Finn was a vicarious performer for the majority of viewers who can't hit musical notes like Lea Michele or bust a dance move like Harry Shum. Watching back the iconic "Don't Stop Believing," it's clear that Michele outsings him, but Monteith sells the small-town aspiration (his arms and gaze reaching for the stars) and his chemistry with Michele is electric (the two were involved off-screen). In an era of macho antiheroes, Finn countered that being a man didn't have to include physical strength or objectifying women, but could instead be defined by expressiveness, vulnerability, and compassion. He failed as a quarterback, a soldier, and a boyfriend, but he succeeded in glee club, where he sang and danced and hung around with a bunch of queer kids.

    Monteith never got a lot of credit for his performance, and that's a shame. He played straight (literally and figuratively) on a show where almost everyone else was colorful and theatrical. It's a thankless role, but Monteith made some interesting choices. He never strutted confidently, instead walking with a slight hunch or hesitation that undermined the solidity of an Everyman, and he generously allowed his costars to have the bigger reactions. In several confrontations like this beautiful scene in "The Breakup" (where Rachel poses the question of what makes a man), he often looked away from his scene partner, which made him seem uncertain and childlike. And whenever Finn had to act like a fratboy, Monteith delivered those lines with comic timing, thereby reassuring us that bro behavior was an affectation. These were conscious acting choices that deconstructed the jock character. In Monteith's portrayal, masculinity was a performance, and a leading man was just a boy pretending to be a man.

    Consider too that Finn is both a point-of-entry character and an object of desire, and what that means when he defies the Everyman archetype. Audiences saw Finn embracing various queer and outcast figures, and that made him important to an entire generation of young viewers all across Glee's international fandom (Tumblr seems to have been invented solely for Gleeks and the couples they "ship"). It sent a powerful it-gets-better message to LGBT kids and a message of inclusiveness to all the other kids. Finn also constantly reminded Rachel that she was destined for Broadway stardom while he feared he'd never escape Ohio--the Everyman saw himself as a loser and the outcast as a winner. Finally, the image of Finn serenading Kurt with "Just the Way You Are," turning its hetero-romance undertones into a gay-acceptance anthem, is the most uplifting thing I've ever seen a straight character do for a gay character on TV.

    By Season Three, the outcasts had taken over the show while Finn's role was reduced. The others were embarking on bright post-graduation futures, while Finn didn't get into college and didn't know what to do with his life. His worst nightmare and prophecy had come true: He was stuck in Ohio. The world had opened up for everyone but the Everyman, and Finn's repeated insistence that he "didn't have a place in this world" is not something we expect a good-looking quarterback to express. His unemployment and dismal prospects turned him into an outcast while representing the despair of many young people after the 2008 financial crash. Fittingly, he returned to the choir room (the outcasts' refuge) to take Will Schuster's place as leader of the glee club. The series began with Will already in the third act of his life, but since we went on a full journey with Finn, his failures were more poignant. When Finn sang "Don't Dream It's Over" with his up-and-coming glee kids, it had all the small-town aspirations of "Don't Stop Believing" but it was also tinged with melancholy because viewers knew it was a dream he'd already lost.

    Cory Monteith nailed all those performances of confusion, alienation, and self-pity. He skillfully took the role from Everyman egalitarianism to Everyman anomie without betraying the character's integrity. It's hard to look back without wondering how much of his troubled experiences went into those scenes. When he spoke candidly in interviews about growing up and "not fitting in" and "not having a strong self-image," it seemed clear how he could play a character who understands outcasts and a character who becomes one. That he looked the part of an All-American jock was undercut by the surprising reality that he was a Canadian high-school dropout who struggled through homelessness and addiction. It was always a performance, then--he was never actually quite an Everyman, and that's why so many people could relate.



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    Okay, I am aaaall for glorifying Cory for his performance, I even said it on some of these posts that I always judged him too harshly for not being a good singer but that he had a lot of passion and commitment and that was often overlooked by everyone (myself included).

    But from there to glorifying the character as some kind of messiah of masculinity, feminism and queerness... Let's please not.

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