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  • 07/18/13--15:04: Teen Wolf Cast Interview

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    Once Upon a Time kicked off production in Vancouver last week, and they’ve already cast a familiar face as their latest fairy tale character. Community favorite Yvette Nicole Brown is playing Goldilocks — but there’s a catch.

    Yvette won’t be on the hit ABC show when it returns this fall; instead, she’s featured as Good Morning Storybrooke news anchor “Goldie Locksley” on OUAT Season 2 bonus features, ET Online revealed today. She describes her unique portrayal of Goldilocks as a “Katie Couric” type who is “really bubbly and smiles a lot,” which is unsurprisingly familiar to her Community character, Shirley.

    This is a companion piece to the Season 1 DVD extras, which featured The League’s Paul Scheer as anchor Hart Archer. He also reprises his role in the short helmed by OUAT writer and producer Jane Espenson. Notably, Jane also brought along her Husbands co-creator and star Brad Bell to play Boyd, who he describes as a "tricky fellow who maybe gets in a little over his head" that “some people may associate with a lie.” Hmm, do we have another Pinocchio on our hands?

    Though Yvette admitted that “every black chick in Hollywood is waiting for that call for [The Princess and the Frog’s] Tiana,” she’s happy “they made Goldilocks a curvy black chick.” To see her twist on the classic character — including Goldie Locksley’s reports on Bambi’s survival, the town’s wolves acting up, and the Little Lady Who Lives in a Shoe,” pick up Once Upon a Time: The Complete Second Season on August 13. ET Online notes there will be three featurettes on the DVD/Blu-ray — including a Hook-centric one! Sign us up.

    Would you like to see Yvette Nicole Brown on OUAT permanently?

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    'Girl Most Likely' succeeds only in missing the mark


    Girl Most Likely (*½ out of four; rated PG-13, opening Friday nationwide) is a failure from start to finish.

    Efforts at humor fall more than flat — they're tone deaf. The film features a cast of unpleasant wacky caricatures rather than remotely credible humans, led by Kristen Wiig in a variation of her luckless character in Bridesmaids, without a smidgen of that role's relatability. But where Wiig made indignities comical in that 2011 film, here they mostly feel beneath her.

    The story is dull, hollow and almost painful to sit through.

    Wiig plays Imogene, a failed New York City playwright whose life is one long setback. Imogene's boyfriend dumps her and shortly thereafter she's fired from her job. She squandered a playwriting grant and produced nothing. Her best friend is a self-absorbed fool. She stages a faux suicide attempt intended to gain sympathy and win back her beau. It's no wonder she's not happy, but seeing her in a variety of awkwardly directed crying poses does nothing to make the audience sympathize with her.

    She's a manipulative whiner, but beyond that, we don't know much about Imogene. Ashamed of her New Jersey roots and still bitter about having to share birthday parties with her brother as a child, she seems stridently superficial. An opening scene in which she's playing the role of The Wizard of Oz's Dorothy as a child is meant to establish her as precocious. Mostly it just paints her as obnoxious from early on.

    Wiig's comic timing and nimble way with offbeat characters, which worked so well onSaturday Night Live, is glaringly absent in this sophomoric, clunky and aimless tale of an embittered woman, her oddball family and sundry other unpleasant, unconvincing characters.

    After her aborted suicide attempt, Imogene is forced to move back to her childhood home with her gambling-addicted mother Zelda (Annette Bening) and stunted adult brother Ralph (Christopher Fitzgerald), who fashions a giant, bulletproof crab shell for protection from the world. The symbolism couldn't be more clumsily overt. Her mom is shacking up with a pushy doofus named George Bousche (Matt Dillon), who waxes on about being a time-traveling samurai.

    The only character who comes off halfway decently is Lee (Darren Criss), a Yale graduate and Backstreet Boys impersonator who is inexplicably renting a room in Zelda's tacky Ocean City home and even more inexplicably is drawn to the disdainful Imogene.

    The estimable Bening gets points for committing thoroughly to the role. But why an actress of her caliber would choose to take part in this humorless mess is mystifying. The script by Michelle Morgan couldn't possibly have seemed any better on the page. And directors Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman alternate between extreme sitcom-style scenarios and shallow pathos.

    Imogene sinks consistently lower after moving in with her mom. She spends a night in jail, dances suggestively while plastered and debases herself by begging her snooty friend to take her in.

    Hers is a forced journey of self-discovery. Mostly, the undertaking feels strained, emotionally false and desperately unfunny.

    Like an extended, ill-conceived SNL sketch, Girl Most Likely induces cringes rather than chuckles.


    Review: 'Struck by Lightning' is a flat coming-of-age tale

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    The teenage coming-of-age story gets an ever-so-slight tweak in "Struck by Lightning," written by and starring "Glee" performer Chris Colfer, whose character is, in fact, struck dead by lightning in the film's opening moments.

    Nevertheless he narrates the tale, looking back on his life up to that moment. Turns out Colfer's Carson was a perennial outsider for his literary ambitions and desire to break free of the small town social hierarchy of his high school.

    Genial and heartfelt but essentially toothless(LOL), lacking in either snark or spark, "Lightning" is directed by Brian Dannelly, who previously made the 2004 high school religious satire "Saved" before moving into television work, which seems to have leveled out his style into a flat competence.

    The film is peppered with a deep cast of actors, including Christina Hendricks, Allison Janney, Dermot Mulroney and Rebel Wilson alongside faces familiar from assorted sitcoms such as "Modern Family," "Weeds" and "The Office," who all try to make the most of thin material.

    The storytelling never fully exploits the beyond-the-grave narrative framing.

    It is tempting to refer somehow to the series of "It Gets Better" videos meant to show kids that life goes on after high school, except that Carson winds up dead and only from the unspecified hereafter realizes things weren't as bad as he might have thought.

    If only "Struck by Lightning" had a sharper, stronger perspective, it might have made more of its conceit.


    I never saw Chris Colfer's autobiography aka Shitfest by Lightning and now I have no interest in seeing Darren's shiteous Girl Most Likely. I won't bother reviewing New Year's Eve because we all know that fuckery was a mess.

    So that's three Glee actors whose movies have turned to be crapfests. Don't stop believing...

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  • 07/20/13--07:13: Vikings panel @ SDCC 2013

  • The cast of History's hit "Vikings" was in attendance at San Diego Comic-Con to discuss Season 2 and the impact of the first nine episodes, including Travis Fimmel (Ragnar), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Clive Standen (Rollo), George Blagden (Athelstan), Gustaf Skarsgard (Floki), Jessalyn Gilsig (Siggy), writer/creator Michael Hirst and History executive vice president Dirk Hoogstra.

    Michael Hirst says the characters will be grappling with their fates in Season 2: "There's a lot more freedom ... what happens in Season 2 is that all of the major characters have to make huge choices and huge sacrifices. They realize whatever dreams they have, whatever expectations they have will require some sacrifices, sometimes terrible sacrifices. It gets bigger and better, the stakes get higher, the armies get bigger, We're going to watch Ragnar Lothbrok's continuous rise, which is not without huge issues around it. It's going to be a great ride for everyone. I'm pushing all the characters as much as I can ... We have the best cast I've ever worked with."

    Ragnar's cheating
    Katheryn: How could you, Ragnar?
    Travis: I'm a little bit nervous tonight, 'cause I'm sitting next to her. Why did I cheat on her? Because it was in the script. I would never do that. You all had no problem with me wanting to sleep with Athelstan, but as soon as I see a pretty princess, you get upset ... Ragnar's all about his legacy, he wants as many kids as he can get, he wants them to be proud of him and follow in his footsteps. But it was definitely hard for him.

    How will Lagertha react to Ragnar's infidelity.
    Katheryn: I think she needs to kick some serious ass. Clive: She chose the wrong brother. I think she always has been and always will be in love with Ragnar. Her sense of identity will be tested, and it will be interesting to see how these circumstances will make her a better person or a different person ... it will be interesting to see how she struggles with who she is.

    What is Ragnar's weakness and will Rollo exploit it?
    Clive: One man's weakness is another man's strength. Ragnar's very much like a tornado, whereas Rollo's very much like a volcano, he's volatile and could erupt at any time. I don't think it's about exploiting [Ragnar's] weaknesses, it's about him not being able to be in Ragnar's shadow anymore. You're gonna have to wait and see.

    Siggy in Season 2
    Jessalyn: Sadly the decline continues in Season 2. She has an identity that exists in the absence of her family, she comes from a tribe that she believes was the legitimate regime. She has an incredible drive -- I wanna get back up on that chair and I'll do whatever I have to to get there.

    How much is Gustaf like Floki?
    Gustaf: I hope I'm not as fucking crazy, but I'm pretty fucking close. He's such an incredible character to play. The freer I am with the character, the better it gets, because he's such a free guy. I like the ol' guyliner. We were working out in the beginning ... they did use black eye makeup back in those days, we just took it a bit further.

    How much of a Viking will Athelstan become?
    George: Like Michael said, the characters in Season 2 have really difficult choices to make. I'd be quite disappointed if it was easy for Athelstan to become completely Viking. I'm glad Michael has taken him where he has in the writing ... the most interesting characters to play are ones with deep conflict. It's very difficult for him to make that decision. He's a very religious man.

    Most surprising thing about "Vikings" from History's perspective.
    History exec Dirk Hoogstra: We never really had this level of engagement or passionate viewers [for our other shows]. It's not just talking about the show, they're engaging with the real history, and there's fanart, recaps of the episodes ... I've never been involved with something that has this level of passion.

    Ragnar's sons and legacy
    Michael Hirst: The Vikings' whole families fought together, lived and died together ... The historical Ragnar is famous because of his own exploits and his own discoveries and daring, but he bred a lot of sons, and his sons became very famous in their turn. When Ragnar died finally, his sons declared war on the entire world ... This is a story that's about adventure and battles, but it's also about family and it's very important to me as a writer to embed the audience in the family life of the character. It was important to be that the audience got to care about his children ... The problem as a writer is that you can't spend nine months gestating each one. But I think you'll agree that Bjorn was beautifully played and a wonderful character. Now Alexander Ludwig is going to play an older version. The sons and daughters and tragedies and joys of family life are what humanized the show for me ... The children are as important to me as the adult actors.

    What will Lagertha fight for in Season 2?
    Katheryn: Michael is so great at evolving our characters. Her relationship with Bjorn is tested, her relationship with Ragnar is tested. Since there is a time jump, it'll be interesting to see what time has done, whether she's stronger or weaker.

    What does the cast do in their downtime?
    Clive: Together as a cast, there's so much to do in Ireland, we tend to go out drinking. We'll all go swimming, it's an incredible place to go hiking.

    Siggy's love life in Season 2
    Jessalyn: I don't know if she's got a love life, but she's definitely gonna be busy ... Sorry, Clive! One of the things I love about Siggy ... these guys are all the next generation. Katheryn and I have some great things this year -- with Ragnar stepping out on her ... their love is so pure and it's so devastating to her, Siggy's like "girl, what did you expect? That's what they do." Relationships are opportunities [to Siggy]. I do think that she loves Rollo, but she has so far stayed in control of her emotions, she's not going to make herself vulnerable the way the younger generation of Lothbroks do.

    How did George prepare for Season 2?
    George: I tried very hard to grow a beard. It took me about five times as long. I've been doing some Viking stuff this year, some fight training -- who knows what for? Some new moves.

    How long did it take the guys to grow their beards?
    It took George two months for the scruff he's got.
    Travis: I had a beard before this show, so I'm happy. I'm not a dresser-upper. My publicist got me this shirt and I have to wear it. I think it adds so much. This show is so good that it gets some reality involved.

    Who would Ragnar and Lagertha invite to a modern threesome?
    Travis: George, the offer's always open. (OMG YESPLZ)
    Katheryn: With Lagertha, I'm not sure ...
    Travis: You'll do what I say!
    Katheryn: I mean, would she cheat on Ragnar? I had that question in that early script, was she teasing [Athelstan], was she serious? I don't know.
    Travis: It's not cheating if I'm watching.

    How will Ragnar deal with the death of his daughter?
    Travis: I don't find out until the next season, and we definitely have a lot of problems, but that's just women in general ... [Audience groans] Sorry, my relationships in general. When you lose a kid, that's the biggest issue -- we can deal with our stuff, have sex and whatever. We've got to deal with that loss.
    Katheryn: It does pick up ... those questions will be answered.

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    Vikings season 2 SNEAK PEEK

    THIS BITCH ROLLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Interview with IGN

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    ugly sobbing! my body is NOT ready!

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    Based on the recent trend of daughters of supermodels becoming models themselves, it would be safe to assume that Kate Moss’s 10-year-old daughter Lila Grace may want to follow that path. But judging by her current hobbies, it sounds like she could go the route of a fashion editrix.

    Kate Moss told Allure that Lila Grace has a bit of an obsession with the movie The Devil Wears Prada and even likes to reenact scenes from the film: “She’s got a desk in her room with a phone….,” said Moss. “She puts a little outfit on and picks up the phone: ‘Hello, Miranda Priestly’s office. Can you hold? Patrick Demarchelier on the line!’… I died when I heard her do it. So funny.”

    Ironically, Moss probably does have Patrick Demarchelier on speed dial. And Lila Grace has been in the very magazine The Devil Wears Prada satires. “She doesn’t have a clue who it is, but it’s word for word. She wants to be Anne Hathaway.”

    She may not be able to be Anne Hathaway, but if she wants any job in fashion, she definitely has the right connections.


    Who wouldn't want a dream job with killer connections and invitations to attend best parties and fashion weeks around the world? Andrea had it all and then f*cked it for lame friends and moody boyfriend.

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    Orphan Black" Conversation with the Cast - Nerd HQ
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    Lovely cast. Still sad Tatiana wasn't nominated for an Emmy. She totally deserves it.

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    AnnaSophia Robb is now a fashion star. The actress has taken over Lucy Hale's spot as the new face of Bongo.

    The 19 year-old The Carrie Diaries star recently shot a new campaign for Fall 2013 - with ads hitting the pages of magazines in August.

    "I am thrilled to be the new face of Bongo. I had such a great time on set and I am excited for my fans to see the campaign."

    She adds,

    "I feel really lucky to be the new Bongo girl. I feel like The Carrie Diaries fans and the Bongo fans are one and the same, so it's cool to be able to reach out to both."

    The Bongo line can be found at both, Sears and Kmart. You can shop the collection on : bongo.com

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    Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes, and others, including our man Djimon Hounsou, who plays a character named Radu in an 18th century-set adventure story centered on young man (Barnes), who is apprenticed to the local wizard (Bridges) to learn to fight evil spirits. His first great challenge comes when the powerful Mother Malkin (Moore) escapes her confinement while the Wizard is away.

    The film, titled Seventh Son (based on the first installment in Joseph Delaney's children's dark fantasy novel series The Wardstone Chronicles, titled The Spook's Apprentice) is directed by Sergey Bodrov.

    I couldn't immediately find a description of Radu (the character Hounsou plays) and how involved he is in the story, so those who've read the novel the film is based on can chime in.

    The release date for the Legendary Pictures film has been switched multiple times. It was originally scheduled for release on February 22nd, 2013, but got moved back to October 18th, 2013; and was most recently moved again to January 17th, 2014, in 3-D and IMAX 3D of course.

    Hounsou's Radu got his very own character poster, which is embedded in full below:


    WTF happened to his career?

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    Austin Mahone On His New Album, Touring With Taylor Swift And Why He's NOT The Next Justin Bieber (Exclusive)

    He's got perfectly floppy hair, a silky-smooth voice, an army of teen girls following his every move and a whole lotta swag.

    No, we're not talking about Justin Bieber.

    Meet Austin Mahone -- the 17-year-old singer who's making a name for himself this summer with a catchy hit single, a tour with the biggest pop-country star in the biz and a fan base ("Mahomies") that is spreading like wildfire.

    The night before Austin performed to a sold-out crowd of 55,000 in New Jersey, we hung out with him at Frames Bowling Lounge in New York City, where he filled us in on what we can expect from his upcoming album, the best piece of advice T-Swift has given him and why you shouldn't be so quick to compare him to the Biebs.

    What's the best part about touring with Taylor Swift?

    It’s been amazing. She’s so talented and getting to go to these amazing cities and perform in front of 55,000 people -- the energy’s just insane.

    Has she given you any good advice?

    She’s told me to keep a good circle of people around me -- keep my friends close and always stay the kid that I was when I started.

    People have called you "the next Justin Bieber." How does that make you feel?

    You know, it’s cool. I want people to give me a chance to show that I’m different. I’m not trying to copy him or take anything from him. I’m a person. My music is different and I’m just trying to do my own thing.

    What was it like the first time you heard yourself on the radio? Where were you?

    I was in Chicago leaving a radio show and I got in the car and I hopped in and I heard my voice. I was like, “Hey, what's up, it’s Austin Mahone. You're listening to B96.” And it was so weird, I didn’t know what to do. It was strange.

    At what moment did you realize that you had really "made it"?

    Probably when I was at the Billboard Awards hanging out with Taylor and all those guys, and sitting next to Akon and just presenting with Kelly Rowland. I was like, “Man, this is just insane.”

    What's the craziest thing a Mahomie has ever done for you?

    I’ve had a girl hop in my car with me one time. I was leaving a show and the doors were open and she got under my security and hopped in the car and we almost drove off with her inside the car. So that was pretty crazy.

    Can you spill any details about your upcoming album?

    We don’t have a name for it yet. It’s coming out sometime in the fall -- I can’t tell you exactly when, but really, really soon. Basically, my album is going to have a lot of songs on there like “What About Love” -- like that kind of dance-feel -- and also some really good slow ballads. I’m really excited to put it out and I think my fans are really going to enjoy it.

    What would be your dream collaboration?

    Probably Chris Brown.

    Who has inspired you growing up?

    Probably my mom and my grandparents. They’ve taken such good care of me. Musically, I actually grew up listening to country music as a kid like George Strait, Alan Jackson... all those guys. So it was kind of weird crossing over from that to pop and R&B, but you know, I love Michael Jackson, Ne-Yo, Usher, R. Kelly, Drake, Boyz II Men.

    How do you de-stress while you’re on the road?
    To be honest, I know this probably sounds corny or whatever because I’m a musician, but listening to music really helps me relax and calm down -- listening to my favorite songs. Also laughing and hanging out with my friends.

    Austin Mahone: “I Never Thought I’d Be Nominated for a VMA.”

    “I can remember back in 7th, 8th grade, I was supposed to be doing my homework, but I would stay up and watch the VMAs…So it’s really nice to be on the other side for once.”

    While we certainly don’t condone prioritizing TV over homework, we are pretty plum excited for our man Austin Mahone. Why? We’ll let him tell you:

    That’s right! The “What About Love” singer—occasionally referred to as the “Second Coming of Justin Bieber—has snagged a coveted “Artists to Watch” nomination at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. His competition? Twenty One Pilots (“Holding On to You”), Zedd featuring Foxes (“Clarity”), the Weeknd (“Wicked Games”) and Iggy Azalea (“Work”). At 17, he’s definitely got youth on his side.

    Austin Mahone       @AustinMahone


    “I never thought I’d be nominated for a VMA…I’m excited and ready to go.”

    Mahone may have doubted himself, but his legion of loyal “Mahomies” certainly didn’t. With well over 3 million followers, it seems the world already has its eyes on this “Artist to Watch.”

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    so excited for him. hopefully he wins this award!~

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    In a new interview, Demi Lovato talked about the death of "Glee" star Cory Moneith and her own battle with addiction.

    The 31-year-old actor was found dead in a hotel room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in downtown Vancouver on July 13. The British Columbia Coroner's Service reported on July 16 that the actor died "of a mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol."

    In 2010, Lovato sought medical treatment for "emotional and physical issues." In subsequent interviews she has opened up about her personal struggles with drugs, alcohol, bulimia and bipolar disorder.

    In May, Lovato was honored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) "for her work as a mentor to young adults with mental health and substance use challenges."

    "All it takes is one moment of vulnerability to get slipped into your addiction," Lovato told People magazine about Monteith's death on Wednesday, July 17. "He didn't choose to die."

    "It was the disease. It can creep up on you at any moment. It only takes one moment of relapse to potentially die," she added. "It's really scary, but I'm really hoping that from this, people are able to see this is a very, very, very dangerous disease."

    Lovato also had kind words for Monteith's girlfriend, Lea Michele.

    The main person in my thoughts is Lea," the singer told the magazine. "I am praying for her so hard and I love her so much. I'm wishing her a lot of strength right now."

    Lovato is currently promoting her fourth studio album "Demi" and recently released the video for the second single off the album called "Made in the USA." She also recently finished filming the audition rounds for the third season of "The X Factor," where she serves as a mentor and judge. The third season is set to premiere on September 11.

    On Wednesday, Monteith's "Glee" co-star Jane Lynch spoke about his death and said, "He was a really bright light in our family and we've lost a really great guy."


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    It has been five years since animated film legend Hayao Miyazaki's last feature, the critically lauded Ponyo, so it's very exciting to get a glimpse at his next offering, especially four full minutes of it. Entitled The Wind Rises, the film is based on a novel by Tatsuo Hori and a manga by Miyazaki, and tells the fictionalized story of Jiro Horikoshi, the engineer of the Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane the Japanese used in World War II. Though this is the foreign trailer, don't worry; you don't need English subtitles as there is very little dialogue and it would only distract from the seriously stunning imagery.

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    "Gravity" has the strange but wonderful distinction of having both a panel at this year's edition of Comic-Con and kicking off the prestigious Venice Film Festival in late August. Then again, we are taking about the latest feature from Alfonso Cuaron, who directed two movies that couldn't be more different: 2006's "Children of Men" and a movie that you've probably never heard of called "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban."

    "Gravity" is still a bit of a mystery. What we do know is this: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney play astronauts who have to rely on their instincts and training to survive after an explosion sends Bullock's character tumbling through space. That's pretty much the entire movie. Even at a scant 88 minutes, that's a lot of constant intensity -- something enhanced by Cuaron's affection for long takes. Ahead, Alfonso Cuaron -- who is joined by his son, Jonas, who co-wrote "Gravity" with his father -- discusses the four-and-a-half year process of bringing "Gravity" to the screen, why Robert Downey Jr. isn't the film's star, the positive reassessment on "Children of Men" and his status as the guy who directed the least commercially successful Harry Potter movie ever.

    Why have you not directed a movie since 2006's "Children of Men"?
    Why so many years? One was life. Life just fell in-between, and life is life. And the other is this film took out four and a half years. So, it's been awhile doing this film.

    You don't see too many movies come to Comic-Con and premiere at Venice.
    Yeah. Well, actually, "Children of Men" went to both. But it was different, "Children of Men" was in competition and "Gravity" is not in competition, it's opening the festival.

    "Gravity" has the chance to appeal to a wide spectrum of people.
    It seems like it's proven to be like that. When we were writing it, we had something that we thought was going to be cool. You don't think of terms of the demographics. The genesis is that Jonas was prepping a film. And the script that he was prepping, he wrote his very first draft of four and a half years ago ... and we were talking about the themes of the films. The themes are like adversity and the possibility of rebirth. Like space and the whole debris situation in space is the product of adversities. And then the film deals with the possibility of rebirth, but that's from a very grounded way. The thing is, people can see it as just a cool, really kick-ass action movie that is very immersive -- that you feel that you are in space.

    I know of people who said that it emulates the feeling of being in space so well they felt sick.
    [Laughs] My movies have that effect. It's not the first time they say that about my movies.

    Oh, come on. People love "Children of Men."
    When it came out, it was lukewarm. And then, after -- a year or two years after...

    Why do you think that happened?
    It's just normal. I mean, that happens. I'm proud of the film and I remember when it came out it was like, "OK, nobody is really caring much for it." And it just happens sometimes. Happily, it happened. It could have been just forgotten like some of these movies that aren't remembered until several years later. Sometimes it doesn't connect for the particular moment.

    Do you feel that also happened with "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"? A lot of people now feel that's the best installment.
    I remember when we opened "Harry Potter" and some people being so depressed because it didn't reach $1 billion. Of all of the "Harry Potters," mine was the one that got the least box office.

    But no one thinks about that now.
    But, the funny thing about not getting to $1 billion is that the movie made $800 million! "Harry Potter" is such a beloved franchise that the least successful entry, my movie, made $800 million in theatrical box office, without considering the other stuff. But, it's like, "Children of Men," it came out with a lukewarm reception. Later on, people reconsidered the film and liked the film a lot. And, you know what? The film is the same. The good reception or bad reception didn't change the movie. It didn't make it more pretty.

    It reminds me of the reception toward a movie like "Blade Runner."
    Well, think about -- and this is by no means a comparison because it's an amazing masterpiece -- but think of "2001."

    It's funny. I can't not think of "2001" when I think of your movie. I'm not trying to compare the two, but they are both realistic space movies.
    The two things they have in common: The approach is to do something that is realistic. Very realistic. I mean, we thought it should feel as if you're watching a Discovery Channel documentary on what went wrong. And Kubrick was -- even if he was dealing with the future where technology doesn't exist right now, he was so meticulous about it. But I think that's where the similarities end because Kubrick's film is an almost philosophical piece.

    The last act is not trying to go for realism.
    Not only not trying to be realistic, in many ways it is about humanity and technology and evolution -- it's about amazing questions. "Gravity" is more like an experience. And Jonas was so stubborn about it. If I tried to add some rhetoric, he would say, "No, no. Let's convey that through action."

    Jonas Cuaron: I guess the idea was to create a roller coaster ride. That through the roller coaster ride the emotion that came out and you spoke about those things. Like in the way that you experience things that the characters were experiencing and therefor you went through the journey they have until the movie ends. And I mean, the early drafts of the movie had the title "Space Adventure in 3D." The idea was to make a non-stop roller coaster which I'm really blessed the way he translated onto the screen. And it does feel like that when you see the movie.

    We were also very stubborn about limiting the backstory in present tense. Because, for me, space is metaphoric. I mean, you can see it just as an action thing, but, emotionally, it's more metaphoric. So, people kind of bring their own experiences and their own emotions into what is going on there. So, you're partaking with this character on this journey and recognizing those moments when you're under big stress and adversities and how you come to the other side.

    Robert Downey Jr. and Natalie Portman were once attached, among a host of other people. In the end, you wound up with two of the most famous people in the world. Why was it so difficult to cast this film?
    It took four and a half years.

    So it was only a time situation?
    We were blessed because a lot of people wanted to do this thing. And people that we talked about and we had conversations -- and with all of this now you have a 15 minute conversation to catch up and say hello to someone about one project and suddenly, it's announced. Everything is announced as things are happening.

    But Downey was attached.
    Downey was attached. But we just kept on extending the process. And also it was very clear that the technology we were going to use -- it was not the most compatible thing for what Robert is the best at. That is, he takes one scene and he just starts riffing. And because of the technology that we use, it's pretty much limited. We have to preprogram the film before shooting.

    So if George Clooney wants to ad-lib a scene, he can't.
    Well, as long as we could feed it in the context of timing and physical positioning of everything, OK. But if not? Sorry, dude. But that's the thing, both George and Sandra, we had endless conversations before. We animated the whole film before. We could have released an animated version with the voices of Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. We watched it and we gave suggestions and if they had notes or ideas, then it was just about programming the whole thing. it was amazing because, yes, they changed quite a lot, relatively speaking. But it was always in the context of what was there already.

    Jonas Cuaron: In a way it was like the roller coaster was set and it was just inside of that.

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    Well, now y'all know what he thinks of "Prisoner of Azkaban". Still, his adaptation clearly influenced the look and tone of the later films in the HP franchise, so there. And do you think Robert Downey Jr. would have made a better screen partner for Sandra Bullock than George Clooney for "Gravity", ONTD?

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  • 07/20/13--08:05: Game of Thrones: In Memoriam

  • Valar Morghulis

    Dedicated to all the folks we've lost to the Stranger over the past three seasons. We will miss you, Baratheon Soldiers no. 567-680

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  • Talks about who inspires her

    Her worst fashion disaster

    Talks about Scrapping One Woman Army

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    Ciara rocking a new Island Weave

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    Cast: Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Natalie Dormer, John Leguizamo, Goran Visnjic, Dean Norris, Rosie Perez

    Synopsis: The film tells the story of a lawyer, played by Fassbender, who finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking. Violence, mayhem and cheetahs follow soon thereafter.


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    Sometimes you've just got to shave your head.

    So says Joe Jonas, one-third of the hysteria-inducing sibling pop trio Jonas Brothers, who caused a bit of an online ruckus last month when he posted video of his bold follicle adventure.

    "It's something that I wanted to do for the longest time actually," said the head-shaved and bearded Joe, 23, seated beside younger brother Nick, 20 and older brother Kevin, 25, in a Canadian newspaper exclusive backstage on Thursday night.

    "Nick did it (the results of which you can see in the video for their first new single Pom Poms). I got pretty jealous to be honest. So I waited for the opportunity once he started his hair back out."

    Added Nick: "I don't think we can do three shaved heads."

    "I'm next on the docket," joked Kevin, the only married Jo Bro, who is expecting his first child with wife Danielle after New Years 2014.

    In addition to touring again, the Jo Bros have released two new singles, the high school band-and-cheerleader-influenced Pom Poms and the more thoughtful mid-tempo ballad, First Time, from their forthcoming fifth album, the appropriately named V, due this fall.

    "I think both these songs do set the stage for the rest of the record," said Nick, who produced the album. "Specifically, the First Time was one, from the minute it was created, we felt was a good template for us because it combines both the old and the new... That one specifically was kind of Fleetwood Mac's Everywhere meets Calvin Harris (with) a modern twist to it."

    With a four-year break that saw Joe do a solo album, Nick appear on Broadway, and Kevin and his wife do a reality TV show, did the trio think their faithful female following would still be around?

    "It's only natural (to have that fear)," said Nick. "But there was even a fear while (our popularity) was at its height. I feel like, you wake up one day and it's all going to disappear."

    Certainly, the Jonas Brothers seem to be part of a trend of former Disney stars -- Miley Cryus and Selena Gomez among them -- releasing transition albums this year.

    Of the three acts, Cyrus has made the most drastic changes to her look -- chopping off all her hair and dying it blonde -- and sound, and her former boyfriend Nick approves.

    "She's incredibly talented," said Nick. "She's always going to have success and it's great to see her have success now."

    On the other hand, Joe is not so sure about beleaguered Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, after referencing "peeing in buckets" during the group's MuchMusic appearance on Wednesday night.

    "I don't want to say too much because then it becomes a war you don't want to have," he said to QMI Agency. "But personally, I think, he's being a kid. And I think it's unfortunate that he lives in a day and age where everything you do is watched. I acted stupid at times too when I was his age, and I got away with a lot more than what people probably know about."

    Ultimately, Joe said he's 50-50 on the sympathy front for what the Biebs is going through right now.

    "I think sometimes, not all the time. There's certain things that are unforgivable. I think it's about the people that surround you more than anything."

    The band also sat down with ET Canada to talk about their new album and what type of dad Kevin will be:


    The band was featured on E News last night as part of a series looking at this summer's music tours. Ken Baker spent the day with the guys at their opening night show in Chicago and found out how they feel about returning to touring after three years:



    The guys also took part in a boat cruise with fans in Darien Lake NY yesterday, and performed a few songs. Unfortunately the concert was cancelled due to the severe weather in the area and the band took to their Youtube page to apologize to fans:


    I thought it was nice they did this, a lot of bands would have been "LOL sorry can't do anything about it bye!"

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    No lies detected in what Joe said about Bieber. Sometimes these young artists need to surround themselves with people who are willing to say "No" to them once in a while.

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    Andrew Garfield Went Totally Method at the Spider-Man Panel

    "Who's Andrew?" asked Andrew Garfield. He scratched his head, which was covered in a red spandex mask.
    At Comic-Con to promote The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Garfield had ascended the Hall H stage dressed in the Spider-Man costume, a nod to the memorable moment two years before when Garfield showed up to the first Spider-Manpanel in costume, too. That time, Garfield quickly doffed the mask to read a heartfelt note about what Spider-Man meant to him, but this year, Garfield went method for the first part of the panel, and the mask stayed on. He wouldn't even cop to being lowly Peter Parker, let alone some 29-year-old Brit named Andrew Garfield. And who is that guy, anyway?

    "He's the actor who plays you in the movie we made," offered Marc Webb, who directed Garfield in both Spider-Man movies.
    "I thought Eduardo Saverin played me," cracked Spidey, referencing Garfield's character in The Social Network.

    Said Webb patiently, "Andrew Garfield is the actor who played Eduardo Saverin."

    "Oh," said Spidey. A beat passed, Spider-Man's face impassive under the mask. Then: "He's done more than one movie?"

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    Andrew Garfield Dresses In Full Spider Man Costume For Comic-Con 2013

    Andrew Garfield appeared at Comic Con earlier this week and the actor went all out as he appeared on the interview panel in San Diego, dressing in a Spider Man outfit.
    Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan also showed up to promote their latest movie Amazing Spider- Man 2 and Emma Stone, who is filming a Woody Allen movie in France, left a video message.
    During the Q&A session, Garfield first tried to tackle some questions in full costume, but finally got rid of the mask. A fan asked him how he toned down his "awesomeness" as Peter Parker, noting that Tobey Maguire's version was "this really nerdy guy, [that] girls don't really like him."
    The actor replied, "I'm so, so sorry to disagree with you, but you are mistaken on all counts. Tobey Maguire was a sex machine!"
    He then jokingly offered to meet the fan at the back of the hall.

    Asked about the possibility of Spidey's gay relationship as he himself suggested before, Garfield answered, "Spider-Man stands for everybody - black, white, Asian, gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual. [But] it wouldn't make sense if in the third movie suddenly I was with a black guy; we haven't really established that."
    The 29-year-old says he would be interested to see if the next Peter Parker was gay.
    The star recently said to Entertainment Weekly: “I was kind of joking, but kind of not joking about MJ."
    “And I was like, ‘What if MJ is a dude?’ Why can’t we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality?" the actor continued.
    The Californian star does have a point - homosexuality is becoming increasingly better represented in modern day movies - just look at Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain and Roxy Richter in Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, just to name a few.
    The superhero star exclaimed: “It’s hardly even groundbreaking!… So why can’t he be gay? Why can’t he be into boys?”

    Andrew Garfield: 'Spider-Man stands for everybody: Gay, straight'

    During the Amazing Spider-Man 2 panel at Comic-Con today, one attendee asked Andrew Garfield about comments he made to EW last week about the possibility of Spidey engaging in a gay biracial romance. The attendee explained that, as a gay Asian-American, he found Garfield’s words extremely encouraging, and asked if the star found it hard to openly declare his stance on controversial issues. The Hall H audience cheered the question. Then Garfield responded, and the cheers got louder. “Spider-Man stands for everybody: black, white, Asian, gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual,” Garfield said. “To me, love between two consenting adults is love. To me, that anyone would bat an eyelash at what I said is interesting.”
    Garfield did note that it was unlikely that Peter Parker would embark on sexual exploration in the future Amazing installments.“It wouldn’t make sense if, in the next movie, I was suddenly with a black guy,” he said. This led his Amazing 2 co-star Jamie Foxx to jokingly protest: “I’m a good cuddler!” So, in conclusion, Spider-Man probably won’t be bisexual anytime soon, but Spider-Man does support gay rights. So, progress.

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