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    We know, we know, it's a little early to be making Oscar predictions.  But fall will be here any minute now, and there's actually already a few potential contenders in theaters. Things will be a lot more clear soon enough, and these charts will be updated to reflect each and every twist and turn that comes as a result. Check out our predictions for the nominations of the 86th Academy Awards below, which will be announced on January 16th, 2014. More categories coming soon!

    2014 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture

    The Likely Heavyweights, Based Purely On Speculation:
    1. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, November 15)
    2. The Monuments Men (George Clooney, December 18)
    3. American Hustle (David O. Russell, December 13)
    4. Saving Mr. Banks (John Lee Hancock, December 20)
    5. August: Osage County (John Wells, December 25)

    The Best Bet From What We've Seen:
    6. Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel & Ethan Coen, December 6)

    A Little More Risky On Paper (But If They Pull It Off, Watch Out) :
    7.Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, October 4)
    8. Twelve Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, October 18)
    9.Captain Phillips (Paul Greengrass, October 11)
    10.Foxcatcher (Bennett Miller, Fall TBA)

    Reasonable Maybes From What We've Seen:
    11. Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler, In Theaters)
    12. Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen, In Theaters)
    13. Before Midnight (Richard Linklater, In Theaters)
    14. Mud (Jeff Nichols, In Theaters)
    15. All Is Lost (JC Chandor, October 25)

    Could Easily Be Major Contenders:
    16. The Counselor (Ridley Scott, November 15)
    17. Labor Day (Jason Reitman, December 25)
    18. Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (Justin Chadwick, November 29)
    19. Rush (Ron Howard, September 20)
    20. The Fifth Estate (Bill Condon, November 15)
    21. Out of the Furnace (Scott Cooper, October 4)
    22. The Dallas Buyers Club (Jean-Marc Vallee, December 6)
    23. Nebraska (Alexander Payne, November 22)
    24. The Past (Asghar Farhadi, TBA)
    25. Lee Daniels' The Butler (Lee Daniels, August 16)

    2014 Oscar Predictions: Best Director

    The Likely Heavyweights, Based Purely On Speculation:
    1. Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street
    2. George Clooney, The Monuments Men
    3. Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
    4. Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity

    The Best Bet From What We've Seen:
    5. Joel & Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis

    Could Easily Be Major Contenders:
    6. Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
    7. David O. Russell, American Hustle
    8. Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
    9. John Lee Hancock, Saving Mr. Banks
    10. John Wells, August: Osage County

    Reasonable Maybes From What We've Seen:
    11. Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale
    12. Richard Linklater, Before Midnight
    13. JC Chandor, All Is Lost
    14. Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine

    Definite Possibilities:
    15. Ridley Scott, The Counselor
    16. Bill Condon, The Fifth Estate
    17. Jason Reitman, Labor Day
    18. Jean-Marc Vallee, The Dallas Buyers Club
    19. Alexander Payne, Nebraska
    20. Asghar Farhadi, The Past

    2014 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor

    Look Like Very Strong Contenders (On Paper):
    1. Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
    2. Matthew McConaughey (The Dallas Buyers Club)
    3. Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips)
    4. Chiwetel Ejiofer (Twelve Years a Slave)

    The Safest Bets From What We've Seen
    5. Robert Redford (All Is Lost)
    6. Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis)
    7. Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
    8. Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station)

    Could Easily Be Major Contenders:
    9. Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)
    10. Christian Bale(American Hustle)
    11. Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom)
    12. Michael Fassbender (The Counselor)
    13. Christian Bale (Out of the Furnace)
    14. Benedict Cumberbatch (The Fifth Estate)
    15. George Clooney (The Monuments Men)
    16. Ralph Fiennes (The Invisible Woman)
    17. Colin Firth (The Railway Man)
    18. Forest Whitaker (The Butler)
    19. Ethan Hawke (Before Midnight)
    20. Hugh Jackman (Prisoners)

    2014 Oscar Predictions: Best Actress

    The Only Absolute Lock In The Acting Races From What We've Seen:
    1. Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

    Look Like Very Strong Contenders (On Paper):
    2. Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)
    3. Judi Dench (Philomena)
    4. Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks)
    5. Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
    6. Naomi Watts (Diana)
    7. Nicole Kidman (Grace of Monaco)
    8. Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)

    We've Seen Them & They Are Deserving... It Just Depends On How Their Competition Shapes Up:
    9. Julie Delpy (Before Midnight)
    10. Marion Cotillard (The Immigrant)
    11. Berenice Bejo (The Past)

    Could Easily Be Contenders:
    12. Amy Adams (American Hustle)
    13. Kate Winslet (Labor Day)
    14. Jessica Chastain (The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby)
    15. Jennifer Lawrence (Serena)
    16. Samantha Morton (Decoding Annie Parker)
    17. Felicity Jones (The Invisible Woman)
    18. Elizabeth Olsen (Therese Raquin)
    19. Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha)
    20. Rooney Mara (Ain't Them Bodies Saints)

    2014 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor

    Look Like Very Strong Contenders (On Paper):
    1. Tom Hanks (Saving Mr. Banks)
    2. Michael Fassbender (Twelve Years a Slave)
    3.Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
    4. Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
    5. Matthew McConaughey (The Wolf of Wall Street)
    6. Javier Bardem (The Counselor)
    7. Daniel Bruhl (Rush)
    8. Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street)

    Best Shots From What We've Seen... It Just Depends On How Their Competition Shapes Up:
    9. John Goodman (Inside Llewyn Davis)
    10. Ben Foster (Ain't Them Bodies Saints)
    11. Matthew McConaughey (Mud)
    12. Harrison Ford (42)
    13. Alec Baldwin (Blue Jasmine)

    Could Easily Be Major Contenders (We Really Know Nothing):
    14. Josh Brolin (Labor Day)
    15. Jared Leto (The Dallas Buyers Club)
    16. George Clooney (Gravity)
    17. Casey Affleck (Out of the Furnace)
    18. Phillip Seymour Hoffman (A Most Wanted Man)
    19. Woody Harrelson (Out of the Furnace)

    We Won't Argue He Deserves It, But Hard To Take Seriously Oscar-Wise (Just Yet?):
    20. James Franco (Spring Breakers)

    2014 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actress

    Look Like Very Strong Contenders (On Paper):
    1. Margo Martindale (August: Osage County)
    2. Cameron Diaz (The Counselor)
    3. Lupita Nyong'o (Twelve Years a Slave)

    Best Shots From What We've Seen:
    4. Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station)
    5. Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
    6. June Squibb (Nebraska)

    Could Easily Be Major Contenders (We Really Know Nothing):
    7. Amy Adams (Her)
    8. Cate Blanchett (The Monuments Men)
    9. Naomie Harris (Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom)
    10. Oprah Winfrey (The Butler)
    11. Kristin Scott Thomas (The Invisible Woman)
    12. Vanessa Redgrave (Foxcatcher)
    13. Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
    13. Viola Davis (Prisoners)
    14. Catherine Keener (Captain Phillips)
    15. Jennifer Garner (The Dallas Buyers Club)
    16. Melonie Diaz (Fruitvale Station)
    17. Laura Linney (The Fifth Estate)
    18. Zoe Saldana (Out of the Furnace)
    19. Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis)
    20. Jodie Foster (Elysium)

    Check out the Best Original/Adapted Screenplay bets by IndieWire at the ( SOURCE )

    More stage falls for next year's awards. That's ALL I ask, please...

    Who do you think will make the Academy's final cut, ONTD?

    P.S. This post is dedicated to one of ONTD's intrepid cinephiles with impeccable taste, wheresandrae

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    Supernatural fans – Are you ready for this?!

    According to Variety, The CW is planning a spin-off of the long-running hit series, which will be set up by a backdoor pilot in an episode next spring – similar to what they did with The Vampire Diaries‘ spin-off The Originals.

    The show will reportedly explore the clashing hunter and monster cultures in Chicago with all new characters.

    The ninth season of Supernatural is set to premiere on Oct. 15 @ 9PM!


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    Following rampant online speculation that Aaron Taylor-Johnson is in talks to play Quicksilver in "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," the actor spoke to Access Hollywood about the role.

    "I think it's a really interesting character," the 23-year-old star told Access at the junket for his latest movies, "Kick-Ass 2." Though he couldn't confirm that he has been offered the role, the actor did give us a hint that he's being considered. "I'm really looking into it, properly," he continued. "We'll have to see." Adding, "Joss [Whedon] is a super talented director and has got a fantastic vision, I love what he did with the first 'Avengers.'"

    The character - the mutant son of Magneto, who has the ability to move at amazing speeds - will first be seen on the big screen in July 2014 when Evan Peters plays him in "X-Men: Days of Future Past."
    Quicksilver's sister, the Scarlet Witch, is also slated to appear in "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," which hits theaters on May 1, 2015.

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar keeps it bright while attending CBS’ 2013 Summer Television Critics Association tour to promote her upcoming show The Crazy Ones at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday (July 29) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

    The 36-year-old actress was joined by her co-stars Robin Williams, James Wolk, and Amanda Setton.

    PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Sarah Michelle Gellar

    “To me, if you think of the top 10 comics of all time, Robin‘s on that list. One thing about ‘Buffy’ that was so wonderful … it was funny, it was dramatic, it was scary … Ultimately, [comedy] is really what I wanted to do,” SMG shared (via Huffington Post) at the panel.

    I'll watch this show just for James Wolk tbh.

    More pics at the source


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    Cable company drops CBS stations in New York, L.A., Dallas as well as Showtime and three other cable nets nationwide after midnight Monday

    Time Warner Cable said it drop local CBS stations in New York, L.A. and Dallas and will remove Showtime and three other CBS cable channels from lineups nationwide shortly after midnight Eastern time Monday, after the two sides failed to reach a distribution pact despite weeks at the bargaining table.

    “The outrageous demands for fees by CBS Corporation have forced Time Warner Cable to remove several of its networks and broadcast stations from our customers’ lineups,” Time Warner Cable said in a statement. “We offered to pay reasonable increases, but CBS’s demands are out of line and unfair — and they want Time Warner Cable to pay more than others pay for the same programming.”

    CBS did not immediately provide a statement.

    Time Warner Cable — after announcing it was removing local CBS stations in New York, L.A. and Dallas as well as Showtime and three other CBS cablers from lineups nationwide over a fee dispute — said it was holding off on going dark on the channels at CBS’s request.

    The first blackout for CBS-owned stations in almost a decade shows that both sides are willing to go to the mat in the public wrestling match — despite the fact that such interruptions enrage viewers and invite scrutiny from policymakers looking to “fix” the system. CBS is intent on grabbing more revenue from pay TV operators, while TW Cable is stubbornly pushing back against hikes in programming costs.

    It could be days or even weeks before TW Cable and CBS come to terms. Many analysts believe CBS has greater leverage in the dispute but have pointed out that Time Warner Cable will not feel real urgency to reach a pact until the start of the fall TV season and the start of the NFL’s 2013-14 regular season.

    As of midnight Eastern time, Time Warner Cable said, customers in New York City, Dallas and Los Angeles will no longer receive their local CBS broadcast stations.  In addition, TW Cable said it was “forced to remove Showtime, TMC, Flix and Smithsonian from our lineups across the country.”

    The major bone of contention in the rhetoric-laden feud is the price increase CBS has sought for the broadcast stations. Currently Time Warner Cable pays between 75 cents and $1 per subscriber monthly for CBS stations, and the Eye has likely been seeking around $2 per sub, according RBC Capital Markets analyst David Bank.

    Earlier Monday at the Eye’s TCA presentation, CBS topper Les Moonves said despite “difficult” negotiations with TWC he expressed hope that “we don’t go dark.”

    The previous agreement between CBS and Time Warner Cable, struck in 2009, expired June 30 but the companies extended that through Monday at 5 p.m. Eastern — then pushed it to 8, then until midnight in hourly increments — as they tried to hammer out a deal.

    TWC represents no more than 3% of CBS’s total aud while the affected stations cover 25% of the cable operator’s subscriber base, according to Wall Street firm Davenport & Co.

    In TV and print ads, Time Warner Cable alleges CBS is demanding more than 600% what the cable operator pays in retrans fees to independent CBS affiliates in other parts of the U.S. — an “unprecedented” premium, according to the TWC spin. The cable company has urged customers to “contact Congress” and set up a microsite at TWCConversations.com with its talking points on the dispute.

    “CBS is driving up the cost of cable TV — charging higher and higher prices for shows they give away for free online and over the air,” the ads said. “It’s time to stand up and say no to broadcasters demanding unreasonable prices.”

    Moonves, in a memo to CBS employees last week that was distributed to the media, said Time Warner Cable’s payments to the Eye are “out of whack.”

    “It’s not like Time Warner Cable doesn’t have the money,” Moonves said in the memo.“Cable is a very, very profitable business, and Time Warner Cable can certainly afford to pay CBS a fair rate for our programming without passing any added cost on to its customers.”

    CBS also has argued that it receives far less than cable channels with lower viewership. “In fact, CBS is not even in the top 10 recipients of the programming fees paid out by Time Warner Cable,” Moonves said in the memo.

    Time Warner Cable has complained that CBS programming — like other broadcast TV — is available free online at CBS.com, as well as through streaming subscription services like Netflix and Amazon’s Prime Instant Video.

    CBS in the last five years has reached deals with all other major pay TV operators, including Comcast, Cablevision, DirecTV, Dish, Verizon FIOS and AT&T U-Verse, according to the broadcaster — and its local stations never went dark because of a retrans dispute over that time.

    Separately, TW Cable remains locked in a fight with Journal Broadcast Group, also over retrans fees. That led to blackouts of Journal Broacast’s CBS and NBC affiliates in four markets last Thursday. The operator says the station group is asking for a 200% rate hike, while Milwaukee-based Journal Broadcast says the increase is only pennies per day per viewer. The companies were continuing negotiations as of Monday.

    CBS and other broadcasters are bent on boosting the revenue they earn through retransmission-consent deals. CBS execs are aiming to double the company’s retrans revenue this year to $500 million.

    This year retrans payments in the U.S. will reach $3 billion, doubling to $6 billion by 2018, research firm SNL Kagan estimates. Under federal law, TV stations are allowed to demand either payment from pay TV operators for their channels or opt for “must carry,” which ensures distribution but involves no compensation.

    Expect to hear more on the CBS-Time Warner Cable fight as the week unfolds. The Eye is skedded to report second quarter earnings Wednesday after market close, and TW Cable is on deck to report Q2 results Thursday morning.

    all right den. which one of my angeleno ONTD peeps am i gonna be watching football with? i can't even visit my family in dallas without dis shit following me!??!?!?

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    One Direction cover GQ!

    By GQ.CO.UK Photos by Platon29 July 13

    One Direction are the biggest pop stars on the planet, the faces of a £100m commercial empire and the focus of millions of teenage girls' fevered fantasies. But, asks GQ, what about the music? Can our most ambitious group deliver the solid-gold hits to turn them from a business into a band? Read our world exclusive interview with Harry, Liam, Louis, Niall and Zayn on success, sex and celebrity in the September issue of British GQ, out Thursday. Plus, stay tuned to GQ.co.uk throughout the week for exclusive bonus images and behind-the-scenes video from our One Direction cover shoot.

    On dealing with their non-stop schedules:
    Liam: "I've come to a point now where I just go wherever people tell me to go.  That's what life is like. People say, 'Go here,' and I oblige... So long as you tell me what object to aim towards, I'll just keep moving."

    On their new album:
    Niall: "We don't actually have a specific date for the new album, but on the road we will have more time to record and try things out. It'll be a bit heavier. A bit rockier. A bit cooler."
    Liam: "Consider this a warning: this is a new sound."

    On their tour bus rules for groupies and booze:
    Niall: "We haven't been on the road long enough yet - ask me in a few months' time. All last year, we were touring in America so we were all under age, so we couldn't really party then, anyway."
    Liam: "Groupies? We don't have time to party! I'm not even single. This sort of talk will get me in trouble."
    Niall: "We go back on the road straight after a show and we're gone. I wish we did have time for girls and parties but we don't." (lol ok)
    Liam: "Maybe we need someone to schedule that in for us."
    Niall: "I'll say one thing: Ellie Goulding - wow. She's absolutely amazing looking." (ew sis)

    On Harry's rumoured relationship with Nick Grimshaw:
    Harry:"What rumours would they be?"
    GQ: That you're an item.
    Harry: "Oh, really? I didn't even know. We're not dating, no. We're just friends."
    GQ: So you're not bisexual?
    Harry:"Bisexual? Me? I don't think so. I'm pretty sure I'm not."
    GQ: Do these rumours feel at all intrusive?
    Harry: "Some of them are funny. Some of them are ridiculous. Some of them are annoying. I don't want to be one of those people that complains about the rumours. I never like it when a celebrity goes on Twitter and says, "This isn't true!" It is what it is; I tend not to do that. The only time it gets really annoying is that if you get into a relationship and you get into a place where you really like someone and then things are being written in the papers that affect them and how they see you. Then it can get annoying."

    On whether it's hard to stay faithful to girlfriends:
    Louis: "I don't think it is. The type of girls that would sleep with you in a heartbeat aren't the type of girls I'd want to take home anyway."(oh you mean girls with a sex drive. smh.)

    On how One Direction will be remembered:
    Zayn: "I want a monument put up in Bradford! They will build statues of us. No, I want to change pop culture..."
    Louis:"As a boy band that didn't dance."
    Niall: "It would be great to just be remembered."

    Read the full exclusive interview with One Direction in the September issue of British GQ, out Thursday 1 August, priced £3.99. GQ is also available on the iPad, Google Play and Kindle Fire.

    See an online exclusive behind the scenes video from One Direction's GQ cover shoot on Thursday 1 August. For a sneak peek, see our countdown here.


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    Over the weekend, Aubrey Plaza's The To-Do Listhad the largest opening of any specialty feature this summer, reinforcing a truth as old as time: We like to cheer for people questing to lose their virginity. The movies have been telling these tales since the censorship codes first slackened. It's great to see The To-Do List succeed, as more often than not, these films follow young men. But, as we know, everybody wants to get laid.

    Especially these classic movie characters—here are the Greatest Virgins of All Time in Movies.

    Samantha Baker in Sixteen Candles (1984)

    She’s that cute redhead, the nice girl that nobody notices in class or in the hallways. And obviously, she has a crush on the high school jock (you know, that athletic, broad-shouldered guy with a sweet car and a blonde, somewhat ditzy girlfriend that almost every other guy would like to punch in the face but can’t because this guy could probably win any fight without even trying, hands down).

    Matthew Kidman in The Girl Next Door (2004)

    Matthew Kidman's less-than-memorable senior year takes a turn for the better when porn star Danielle (played by Elisha Cuthbert) moves in next door. Sure, Matthew gets into some interesting scenarios (giving a speech while high on ecstasy, essentially directing a sex ed tape) but it ultimately leads to him losing his virginity with Danielle in a limo. By the end of the movie he's able to go to the college of his dreams, and take Danielle with him.

    DJ Qualls in Road Trip (2000)

    Kyle gets shoveled most of the crap throughout Road Trip. He gets made fun incessantly, has a controlling father, gets his car destroyed and (unknowingly) has his French toast tainted by some unpleasant extra ingredients. But it's all worth it for Kyle: While on the road to Austin with the boys he outdances everybody to Run-D.M.C.'s "It's Tricky," and loses his virginity to Rhonda (played by the late Mia Amber Davis). "I had sex last night...with a girl," Kyle triumphantly tells a nurse when the gang wants to give up some sperm for money. We're proud of you, Kyle.

    Cher Horowitz in Clueless (1995)

    This is that virgin who falls for the good-looking, well-dressed, somewhat in-the-closet, gay guy and tries to get with him...rather unsuccessfully. Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone) is mystified when it comes to relationships, love, and sex in this classic, a very '90s adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma.

    Kevin Myers, Chris "Oz" Ostreicher, Jim Levenstein, and Paul Finch in American Pie (1999)

    You know how the story goes: four seniors in high school make a pact to lose their virginity before graduation. But it's definitely easier said than done: Jim Levenstein (Jason Biggs) takes Oz's (Chris Klein) description of sex too seriously (eating pie is so passe); Finch ( Eddie Kaye Thomas) practically becomes dateless after being a part of an embarrassing prank by Stifler (Seann William Scott)—R.I.P. the girl's bathroom—and the rest of the guys, well, their situations are only slightly less embarrassing. Ultimately, the gang ends up fulfilling the pact, and go on to graduate de-virginized. Too bad we can't say the same for Chuck Sherman (Chris Owen). He'll have to live with peeing on himself at prom for the rest of his life.

    William Miller in Almost Famous (2000)

    Imagine being a high school teenager with dreams of being a rock journalist. You're something of a geek, but in an adorable way. And then—turn up—you get the opportunity to write a big cover story for Rolling Stone. Not only do you get to live life like a rock star, but you're writing for one of the biggest music publications in the world.

    Well, that's William Miller. He goes on the road, watches rock stars trip on LSD, and, most importantly, loses his virginity to a gang of gentle groupies. Lucky bastard.

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    Gwyneth Paltrow hasn't been shy about revealing the fact that at 40 years of age she has the butt of a "22-year-old stripper."

    And now the blond beauty is filling us in on the secrets behind achieving her age-defying shape.

    In an article she penned for The Telegraph, the mother of two is revealing her tips for keeping fit—and some of them may surprise you.

    While most of us have now heard her about her ultra-healthy dieting habits, the Iron Man star not only admits she occasionally cheats, but she encourages others to do the same.

    "Stay away from processed foods, though cutting them out completely is no fun and can ultimately lead to a binge," she writes in her column. "Allow yourself programmed treats—I often have a glass of red wine in the evening and smoke a cigarette on a Saturday."

    That's right, even the Goop goddess lets loose every once in a while.

    "I love those moments because they are just the right amount of naughty," she admits. "That balance keeps you vibrant. You have to live your life, after all."

    But make no mistake about it, living for Gwynie also involves some pretty intense dietary commitments, including a yearly detox.

    And while Paltrow highly recommends purging the system of toxins, she also warns against a specific type of cleanse that had her feeling a little loopy after she tried it.

    "I've done juice cleanses in the past, and in my twenties I did the Master Cleanse, which left me hallucinating after 10 days," she revealed. "Be aware: a juice detox can crash your metabolism and lead to future weight gain."

    Instead, Paltrow recommends trying a slightly less extreme program. This year, for example, she went with the additive and processed food-free Elimination Diet, which she tried for three weeks with no hallucinations in sight.</b>


    Do you follow an specific diet?; which is the weirdest one you've tried?

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    Footage The Amazing Spiderman 2 [Minuto 04:20]by Adrimega

    Note: You have to skip to 4:20 to see the actual trailer.


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    So if they're starting to film season 2, when do you think we'll be getting new episodes? Winter?

    sorry mods, I fucked up the html before which broke the source link, but it should be there now!

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    tropico2 tease

    Check out Lana Del Rey and her shirtless co-star Shaun Ross in this newly released artwork for their upcoming short film Tropico!

    “TROPICO with @lanadelrey shot coming soon by amandler photo by @yourgirlchuck #TROPICO,” the 22-year-old male model tweeted on the same day.

    A few weeks ago, Lana and Shaun were up close and personal while filming scenes for the short film. In case you missed it, Lana recently talked about premiere dates for the short and how long it is.


    Photo by Chuck Grant

    Sources 1, 2, 3


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    "The Butler" star David Oyelowo and "Cloud Atlas" actor David Gyasi have joined the cast of Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar." an individual familiar with the hush-hush project has told TheWrap.

    The duo previously worked together on "Red Tails," and details of their characters are being kept confidential.

    Paramount, Warner Bros. and a representative for Nolan did not respond to a request for comment, though the three parties haven't confirmed any "Interstellar" casting to TheWrap. Representatives for Oyelowo and Gyasi declined to comment.

    The epic sci-fi movie stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, Michael Caine and Mackenzie Foy, as well as John Lithgow, Ellen Brustyn, Bill Irwin and Timothee Chalamet, whose castings were first reported by TheWrap.

    Story follows a heroic group of explorers who travel through a wormhole and into another dimension.

    Nolan, who celebrates his 43rd birthday on Tuesday, is producing with Emma Thomas and Lynda Obst. Jordan Goldberg will exec produce with Caltech physicist Kip Thorne, who serves as a technical consultant on the top-secret project.

    Oyelowo, who plays Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey's son in "Lee Daniels' The Butler," previously starred opposite McConaughey in Daniels' Southern thriller "The Paperboy." He recently worked with Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise on "Lincoln" and "Jack Reacher," respectively, and will soon be seen opposite Zoe Saldana in the Nina Simone film "Nina."

    Gyasi has worked with Nolan before, having played a prisoner in "The Dark Knight Rises." Gyasi has appeared on "The Walking Dead" and "Doctor Who," and he recently played multiple roles in Wachowski Starship's "Cloud Atlas."

    Oyelowo is repped by WME, Inphenate, Hamilton Hodell and attorney Ira Shreck. Gyasi is repped by the Gersh Agency, Anonymous Content and United Agents.

    source: thewrap

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    Panic! at the Disco drummer Spencer Smith recently took to the band's website to reveal a multi-year struggle with narcotics and drug addiction.

    A Message from Spencer

    For the past 4 and a half years I’ve been battling addiction. Well, to be honest, I’ve really been battling it for the last two years. Those first 2 and a half years were spent in a place where I thought I had finally found the correct dosage of my personally prescribed medicine to feel “normal"…..In reality, I was mostly stumbling through my life hoping no one noticed I was high.

    Growing up I never used drugs or alcohol. I smoked weed and had my first drink in the same night when I was 19. I loved it, and from that point on I made sure to make up for all those years I had spent abstaining. I’d think to myself… “What have I been doing? This is it! This is what I’ve needed". I didn’t know it then, but it would be the identical reaction to the way I felt while using that would later lead my drug use dominating my life. For the first few years, my life in a band afforded me the ability to maintain a drinking habit that wouldn’t have lasted a week at a day job. Being on tour left me with a very distorted view of what drinking habits are considered “normal". But, unlike most of the other musicians I spent time with on tour, when I got home my drinking increased. My anxiety and depression became much worse, and I used alcohol to attempt to numb it. It can be a shock to the system when you go from being on tour for 18 months, almost never being alone, always having somewhere to be and a show to play, to waking up alone having no clue what your gonna do for months on end. Now, if that sounds like it should be on the top of the list of first world problems, you’re right. No one deserves any sympathy for having too much free time. But for someone like me, an addict and alcoholic, free time can be dangerous. I need structure, and when I don’t put it in place for myself, I suffer the consequences.

    Then, a little over 2 years ago, something traumatic happened in regards to the health of a loved one. It was around this time that I started taking Vicodin and Xanax on a daily basis. It was an intoxicating mix. At the time, I honestly thought that I had figured it all out. That I could self medicate my way to always being happy and never having to deal with any underlying issues causing my depression. I quickly became a serious addict. As crazy as it seems to me now, when I was high, I felt like the person I wanted to be. I liked myself, and I thought that everyone else must like me more too. I’d become so used to functioning when I was drinking and taking pills that, in my mind, everyone else must think I’m not only acting “normal", but happy! outgoing! and content. On tour, It became a balancing act between taking enough so I didn’t start feeling withdrawal symptoms and not taking too much that I couldn’t function.

    When we got off the tour we were doing for our last record, I slipped further into my addiction. With a lot more alone time and no worry of being presentable at an interview or a meet & greet, my life began to revolve around my addiction. Wake up: Take a pill to have the energy to get out of bed. Leaving the house: Make sure I have enough pills to last till I get back. I had back up pills in my car, my backpack, all over the place incase something happened to the ones I had on me. I couldn’t go more than 8 hours without feeling painkiller withdrawals. I was taking a dangerous amount of pills while drinking to chase that high, and just like with any other substance, the higher the high is, the lower the low is. What started out as a way for me to numb anxiety and depression had become the major cause of it.

    Last fall, after months of trying to quit and only making it 2 or 3 weeks, I entered treatment. I was extremely lucky to have the support of my family, bandmates, friends and my girlfriend. I’ve met too many people who have lost everything and burned every bridge they have due to their addiction. I can honestly say that without the love and support of those closest to me, I wouldn’t be here, sober, and able to write this today. The thought of putting this on paper and out into the world is scary. Since I’m still so fresh in my recovery, I was questioning whether or not I should. But, as anyone who has dealt with this personally knows, recovery is not possible without honesty. I spent years hiding and lying about my addiction. A huge weight was lifted from me when I could look at my friends, family and band in the eye and tell them what was really going on. It didn’t feel like I had some sort of double life anymore. I don’t want that feeling in any aspect of my life again.

    Wow, now that I’ve put this down all my nerves have gonna away and it just feels freeing. My goal in releasing this is to try and relate to anyone who has experienced addiction personally or with a loved one, and to be honest with everyone else. To let people know that anxiety, depression, and addiction are not picky. They plague people of all ages from all walks of life. But, you can recover!! So, please seek help if you’re suffering personally, and urge anyone you know to get help if they are suffering. It gets better one day at a time.

    Looking forward to seeing all of you on tour,


    Holy shit dude, I never even knew. I always thought Ryan Ross was the known addict (I wonder if he played a part in this?

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    With all of the hype surrounding Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Interstellar (which is currently in production and will star Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain), it’s easy to forget that the acclaimed director has another sci-fi thriller currently in development.

    Though Nolan will only be serving as the producer, his director of photography for The Dark Knight trilogy, Wally Pfister, is currently directing Transcendence, a similarly themed film starring Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman. Like most Nolan-related projects, plot details have been kept quiet for both films…that is, until now.

    Yesterday, ScreenCrush delivered the first official synopsis of Transcendence, revealing details about Depp’s character, Will Caster.

    “Will Caster, forefather of A.I., has his consciousness uploaded onto the internet.

    Once there, is it really Will who is interacting with humanity in order to make things better, or a darker sinister clone bent on the termination of the world as we know it?"

    At this point, what we do know about the film is that Depp will play Caster and actress Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Prestige) will play his wife, with Paul Bettany (Iron Man, The Avengers) as another scientist on Caster’s team.

    Transcendence is set for a theatrical release date of April 18, 2014.

    Source: PasteMagazine

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    They may have seen him shirtless, but women now want to see a lot more.

    In a new survey conducted by Vivid Entertainment and XCritic (dot) com, Ryan Gosling was named the actor most respondents want to see in a sex tape.

    Which makes sense, considering Gosling was also named the most f-ckable male star in a separate online poll a few months ago.

    Gosling earned the naked distinction by winning 21.6 percent of the vote.

    He was followed by Brad Pitt with 17.2 percent... Channing Tatum at 15.6 percent... and Matthew McConaughey and Johnny Depp, both with 12.7 percent.

    Somehow, Robert Pattinson didn't even break double digits.

    In April, Jennifer Lawrence won the same survey on the female side, making it clear that a Gosling/Lawrence amateur porn would even put the Farrah Abraham sex tape to shame in the sales department.

    The only question: What would we call it? The Horny Hungry Games? The Naughty Notebook?


    Whose sex tape you'd watch?

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    She looks super cute here.

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    "Fruitvale Station" star Michael B. Jordan is developing a basketball-themed TV show set in Detroit, the actor told Grantland's Bill Simmons on Moday's edition of popular podcast The B.S. Report.

    It's unclear whether Jordan intends to act on the show or simply stay behind the scenes in a producing capacity. A representative for the actor had no comment.

    After Simmons gave his guest some career advice (not that he needs any), Jordan responded, "Why don't you produce one of my TV shows I've been working on?"

    "Is it a sports one? Will there be balls?" asked Simmons, who taped the interview on Friday.

    "Yes, definitely. Basketballs," said Jordan, who revealed that the show is set in Detroit and in the vein of his past series "Friday Night Lights" and "The Wire." It's unclear whether the series would follow a high school, college, or professional basketball team.

    "I just think Detroit is such an interesting city. The automotive industry kind of destroyed that town when they went away and started outsourcing jobs and stuff like that. We'll talk," joked Jordan, who grew up in Newark, N.J., and considers himself a fan of Michigan State's basketball program.

    Jordan appeared on the B.S. Report to promote "Fruitvale Station," which opened over the weekend and performed very well in limited release.

    "It's not a film that's gonna gross $100 million opening weekend. It's not one of those projects. As long as it means something to people and people are affected by it, and I get people to start thinking about how we treat one another. I just want people to start thinking and start valuing life a little bit more," explained Jordan.

    "I don't feel like they're making enough movies like this anymore," added Simmons, who was speaking for just about everyone disappointed by this summer's big-budget blockbuster fare.

    Jordan agreed, claiming they made "Fruitvale Station" for $900,000 with one camera and some duct tape, singling out writer-director Ryan Coogler and DP Rachel Morrison for special praise.

    As for that aforementioned career advice, Simmons suggested that Jordan get himself a famous girlfriend.

    "I think you need a celebrity relationship. Talk to Kenny (Goodman), your dude, about this. Somebody famous. A 2.5-monther. You wanna hit that US Weekly cycle ... then in 10 weeks, get rid of her," joked Simmons.

    Jordan is currently single, as he barely has any time to date. "I'm just reading a lot of scripts and taking a lot of meetings trying to figure out the best move," said Jordan, who has been busy attending dozens of "Fruitvale Station" screenings, though he's only sat through the movie five times.

    Simmons closed the podcast by suggesting that Jordan, who played Wallace on "The Wire," return as the character's uncle if creator David Simon ever decides to do a "Wire" movie.

    We won't hold our breath for that one, however tantalizing the possiblity.

    source: thewrap

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    Pacey Witter has never looked so good.
    In a new fashion spread for Mr Porter, 35-year-old Joshua Jackson proves just how far he has come from his Dawson's Creek days.
    The handsome actor models this season's more relaxed designer suits, from cashmere Burberry Porsum sweaters to well-cut Alexander McQueen jackets, and Lanvin sneakers.

    Mr Joshua Jackson is going wild in the garden restaurant at Chateau Marmont: the Hollywood debaucher's hotel of preference. Under the balconies where former resident Mr Terence Stamp habitually performed a morning routine of naked yoga, at the foot of the drainpipes once scaled against all good judgment by Mr Jim Morrison, next to the lobby through which Led Zeppelin infamously careened on motorbikes, Mr Jackson is really pushing the envelope.
    His wildness, however, is not hedonistic, despite the storied location: it's conceptual. "Right now, the things that we're capable of doing will seem like pure magic to any other generation that ever walked the face of the earth," says the 35-year-old Canadian-American actor, talking ten-to-the-dozen about the transformative impact of radical technologies. "We're also going to make the future unrecognisable to the people who are already on the planet. From an evolutionary standpoint, we're moving into this pure information world. And I find that fascinating."

    Mr Jackson, you might suspect, is simply detoxing after five seasons on cult sci-fi series Fringe - The X-Files for Generation Y - which aired its 100th and final episode in January and explored a host of wild ideas including transhumanism, the technological singularity and parallel universes. In fact, he's genuinely interested in science, futurism and all related subjects. Technology, for Mr Jackson, is the new rock'n'roll.
    I don't want to be too utopian about it, because it feels as if we're one horrible thing from it all going tits up," he continues, barely pausing for a swig of iced tea. "But it seems that we're living in this tremendous era."
    Over the course of a digressive conversation, during which Mr Jackson references cubism, the relativity theory and digital biology, memories of the child actor who secured his first major break alongside Mr Emilio Estevez in The Mighty Ducks (1992) - and proved himself a worthy heir to the Brat Pack dynasty of the 1980s in Dawson's Creek - seem more hazy than usual. In this light, his successful graduation from millennial teen drama to London's West End (in a 2005 production of Mr David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre) is not so surprising. Mr Jackson has a genuine thirst for knowledge, and he clearly enjoys a challenge.
    "I did three or four films in the first year after Dawson's, and I was frankly kind of burnt out. Just knowing that the opportunity [to act in the West End] was there, I could feel my guts clench, and I knew that that's what I had to be doing. Everything else at that point wasn't pushing or intimidating me to that degree. That's why I did it."
    His co-star in the play was veteran Shakespearean actor and star of the X-Men movie series, Sir Patrick Stewart. "I was at his tender mercies and he really helped me," says Mr Jackson. "He's a lovely man, but he's definitely not a luvvie. In fact, if he heard you call him a luvvie you might catch a cuff. He's a bit of a hard man."
    This throwback notion that an actor's physical presence can go deeper than skilful pretence - widely accepted during the heyday of cultured bruisers such as Messrs Lee Marvin, Steve McQueen and Sir Sean Connery - is not lost on Mr Jackson. He stands a solid 6'2" and has chalked up his fair share of youthful, red-blooded scrapes. "I wasn't a hard man, but I definitely went very hard when I was a young man. I only realised that my behaviour as a teenager was shocking to people once I left my group of friends and started telling my stories around the dinner table. I would see the blood drain from people's faces - who is this hooligan?"
    Raised mainly in Vancouver, after spells in the western US, Mr Jackson gravitated towards the edges of pop culture. "When I was a kid I was part of the punk tribe. My group of friends were all kids from broken homes. And I guess we were a band of outsiders. We ran the gamut from my friend George, who was a died-in-the-wool Marxist socialist, to the grunge kids."
    Back then, he remembers, fashion was a delineating social statement."I don't think that's the case any more. It seems to me that the tribe idea has fallen by the wayside. Bankers are wearing Ed Hardy shirts - they've left their tribe behind. It's an odd time to be a man really. We live in a funny era where every rebellious thing has been mainstreamed. You can really pick out of anything in the grab bag."
    Mr Jackson recently attended New York's Met Ball, which celebrates the opening of the Metropolitan Museum's fashion exhibition at the Costume Institute, with his girlfriend Ms Diane Kruger (National Treasure, Inglourious Basterds). "The theme of the ball - the biggest fashion thing in the world - was punk. It seems impossible to marry those two ideas together. And I guess that's where we are now."
    With a final slug of iced tea, the champion of wild concepts dials it down a notch, with a nod to his own restrained sense of style. "I guess I like sort of classic men's stuff, rather than anything too current," he admits. "Not pushing the envelope too much."

    Umbrellas are usually associated with bad weather, but Diane Kruger needed one to protect from a beautifully sunny day.
    The 37-year old actress was taking part in a rooftop photo shoot but because of the clear skies and blinding rays, a brolly was needed to protect from the dazzling light and heat.
    But as she posed in a black and white shift dress, Diane sizzled just as much as the weather.
    The actress was taking part in the fashion shoot on top of a warehouse in the South Central area of Los Angeles on Sunday.

    DailyMail | Mr Porter | DailyMail

    He's like a fine wine, he gets better with age.

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    Kris Allen is a dad! The season eight American Idol winner, 28, welcomed a baby boy with his wife, Katy O'Connell, on Tuesday, July 30, his rep confirms exclusively to Us Weekly.

    "Little Oliver Neil Allen is here!" the rep tells Us. "He's 7 pounds, 7 ounces, 20 3/4 inches long. Mom and baby are doing great."

    Allen first revealed his wife's pregnancy in January, after he was injured in a car accident. "Thank you, Ford, for equipping me with a car that kept my whole family and the little one we have on the way safe," he tweeted. "Yes, I got in a really bad wreck tonight, and yes, I'm having a lil baby."

    Two months later, he opened up about first-time fatherhood-to-be at the SXSW Festival in Austin. "I am really excited," he gushed. "I've always wanted to be a dad...[Katy has] already started buying him clothes like mine. He's already got some [fedoras]."

    This is the first child for the singer and his wife. Together since high school, they married in September 2008.


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    If you've been holding off on enjoying Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" because of the possible interpretation of its subtext or the way the song's music video treats its models with about the same respect that a horseman has for his prize pony (to be fair, the models' manes are extra shiny and, boy, can they canter!), let go and enjoy! "Blurred Lines" isn't anti-feminist — it's actually super feminist because it defends every woman's independence ("that man is not your maker") and right to have sex with Robin Thicke.

    This isn't just conjecture. Thicke said so himself on the Today Show this morning. When asked by Matt Lauer about the controversy surrounding the song,Jason Seaver, Jr. defended himself, saying:

    "When we made the song, we had nothing but the most respect for women and — my wife, I've been with the same woman since I was a teenager. So for us, we were just trying to make a funny song and sometimes the lyrics get misconstrued when you're just trying to put people on the dance floor and have a good time, but we had no idea it would stir this much controversy. We only had the best intentions."

    "But when you looked at it later," asked Savannah Guthrie, "did you kind of get what people were saying?"

    Thicke replied:

    "Yeah, but I think that's what great art does. It's supposed to stir conversation, it's supposed to make us talk about what's important and what the relationship between men and women is, but if you listen to the lyrics it says 'That man is not your maker' — it's actually a feminist movement within itself."

    There you have it. Much like Serrano's "Piss Christ" or Banksy's "Napalm," "Blurred Lines" is just trying to make us think (mostly about how we want it how we want it how we want it). It's not just representative of feminism. It's representative of a new wave of feminism.

    Susan B. Anthony. Germaine Greer. bell hooks. Robin Thicke. We thank these brave warriors for all their hard work.

    source: 12

    lol I swear I have nothing against Robin. I really enjoyed his first 3 albums but come on~ bruh.

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