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- 10/28/12--17:10: The Vampire Diaries 4.04 Preview Clip
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- 10/28/12--17:13: The 15 Best Vampires NOT in Twilight!
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- 10/28/12--18:35: Did Natalie Portman get a boob job?
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Candice (one of the songwriters on Lotus) with Jeri (Xtina's choreographer) at the party
I feel like this is a downgrade from last year's pirate costume:
Source 1: http://www.justjared.com/2012/10/28/christina-aguilera-halloween-party-with-matthew-rutler/
Source 2: https://twitter.com/candicepillay
Brenda Song gets giddy while shopping with a friend on Sunday afternoon (October 21) in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The 23-year-old actress held onto a bag from Madison as she and her friends shopped around the area.
Be sure to catch Brenda on an all-new Scandal tomorrow night!
In the episode, “Beltway Unbuckled,” the parents of a missing college student seek help from the firm. Meanwhile, David (Joshua Malina) gets unexpected assistance with a case he’s investigating; and Mellie (Bellamy Young) wields her political influence, creating tension for Fitz (Tony Goldwyn).
Scandal airs Thursday, October 25th @ 10PM ET/PT on ABC.
I don't watch the show but I'm glad she's getting decent adult roles now!
Adam Lambert & Sauli Koskinen: Glampires for Halloween Charity Event!
Adam Lambert dresses up while attending Fred & Jason’s Annual Halloweenie Celebrity Charity Event on Friday (October 26) in Los Angeles.
The 30-year-old entertainer was joined on the black carpet by boyfriend Sauli Koskinen.
Earlier in the day, Adam tweeted, “…..And now Sauli and I will begin to turn into Glampires for the evening! #changeosubject.”
Adam also shared who he would be voting for in the presidential election.“In case I hadn’t been direct, I am voting for OBAMA,” Adam said.
Source: 1, 2
The Super Special Elena Saga continues...can someone remind me if Katherine ever mentioned having problems drinking from anything other than living humans? I'm pretty sure we've seen her drink from blood bags.
The Thick of It has just ended with a vast, comprehensive, utterly conclusive full stop. This entire series – the back and forth between parties, the death of Mr Tickell, the inquiry, the unstoppable rise of Dan Miller – had all been leading up to these 30 minutes. According to Armando Iannucci, it's unlikely that The Thick of It will ever return. If that's the case, then one of the funniest and most startling sitcoms of the past decade has ended with perhaps its funniest and most startling episode ever. It's quite an achievement.
Barely a single character escaped intact. Not only was Malcolm arrested, but the stages of his decline – fury, then cowardice, then finally mute resignation – were agonising to watch. Glenn went postal, even topping his "I am a man!" blowout from the Christmas special. Stewart was shunted off almost as an afterthought. Nicola found herself plumbing new depths of humiliation. Peter once again snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in the dying moments. And then there's Ollie. Promoted to Malcolm's old job, he alone managed to make it to the end with a smile. It won't last. The job will eat him from the inside, just like Malcolm warned it would.
It was bleak, but it was undeniably brilliant. I miss The Thick of It already. However, to plaster over my obvious abandonment issues, here are the best lines of tonight's episode. Be sure to add your own in the comments. What are we going to do now?
Emma: "What the fuck are you trying to do? Prove the Mayans right?"
Dan: "I like getting on my high horse. I look good on it. Like a knight."
Peter: "Stewart, any thoughts from within your fucking dream-yurt?"
Andrew, to Terri: "One of the many, many things that baffles me about you is that you remain unmurdered."
Malcolm: "You're not even Manchester's top Malcolm Tucker tribute band."
Peter: "I haven't felt this alive in months. I feel like I've had a health scare."
Malcolm: "Drive off like that again and I'll stick the meter so far down your throat that you'll be able to tell the price of your next shit."
Glenn, to Fergus: "I will lamp you ... with a lamp."
Glenn, to Fergus: "In the last two years you've bent like a human fucking palm tree, swaying to the gup of these six-toed, born-to-rule ponyfuckers."
Glenn: "Peter, it's been dreadful. I hope your cock falls off."
Andrew: "He's gone Glental."
Malcolm: "Out of my way, you fucking human mooncup."
Long live Tucker
When a chief whip on a bike is caught behaving out of order, when a prime minister is accidentally heard calling someone a bigot, or when a chancellor of the exchequer is spotted fare-dodging on a train, there is only one thing to say: "It is just like The Thick of It!" we cry.
But with the end last night of the final series of the acclaimed BBC sitcom, an intriguing question remains; how long will the phrase survive in common British parlance? Will it go on to join long-defunct sitcoms such as Grange Hill and Steptoe and Son to become a part of the national psyche?
Signs look good, since the show quickly took over from Yes, Minister, the political sitcom that inspired it, once frequently used to describe the chicanery of civil service mandarins.
Former Observer columnist Armando Iannucci's show represented its era with uncanny accuracy, aping the spineless manoeuvring and ruthless spinning of its targets with little need for caricature.
It is fair then to assume that Malcolm Tucker will live on at least as long as naughty Tucker from Grange Hill.
Some Pictures From Behind The Scenes of 'The Thick of It'.
Peter Capaldi gets some stuff out of his system so he can become calm and balanced enough to be Malcolm.
The invention of "Yes, and ho!" Featuring the brilliant Sean Gray in the background.
Last ever meeting of the DoSAC Four. #ttoi
14. IAN SOMERHALDER, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
While bloodsucking brother brother Stefan (Paul Wesley) may make us swoon, we've always had a thing for the bad boys. Which is why we prefer Damon, who makes the whole undead thing far less brooding and more entertaining. Not to mention seriously, seriously sexy.
13. JOHNNY DEPP, DARK SHADOWS
So the remake of the campy '60s soap opera might have been a bit overdone, boring and otherwise underwhelming, but the perennial teaming of Depp and director Tim Burton is enough to earn Barnabas Collins a place in our hearts. He does have an envy-inducing wardrobe, after all.
12. COLIN FARRELL, FRIGHT NIGHT
Now this remake actually worked. And who wouldn't be seduced by a hot, mysterious neighbor (who just so happens to be a serial killer of the undead variety) if he shared the same face as Farrell? Start planning our funerals now, because we're down to be eaten.
11. LINA LEANDERSSON, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
While the remake (titled simply Let Me In) is pretty good as far as Americanized remakes go and Chloë Grace Moretz certainly delivered on the whole child-vamp thing, Lina's Eli is the original gangster of creepiness. And goes much further than her U.S. counterpart can.
10. ALEXANDER SKARSGÅRD, TRUE BLOOD
Eric Northman's more than just another Viking with his own Louisiana nightclub. He's 1,000 years old, rich and his blood will give you crazy sex dreams. Also, he tends to save the day a decent amount. And, he can fly! Beat that, other vampires who don't wear tracksuits.
9. TOM CRUISE, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
Lestat's pad is without a doubt one of the hottest spots in Hollywood's batcave. Hey, remember that part when he wrapped his mouth around that cold, scaly, reptilian creature so he could stay alive—oh, no, wait, that was Eyes Wide Shut. Whoops!
8. JIM CARREY, ONCE BITTEN
He's adorable as a chaste teenager hunted by an undead countess thirsty for virgin blood. It raises a puzzling question, though: What's more rare in the L.A. dating scene—a vampire or a virgin? Also, this might just be the worst movie ever made about Los Angeles.
7. BRAD PITT, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
So many wistful afternoons are spent dreaming of Pitt's Louis from this flick—so where did he go? Really, Brad, get over the "serious actor" trip, grab some extensions and fangs, and get out of the coffin and into my car!
6. NICOLAS CAGE, VAMPIRE'S KISS
The (figuratively) soulless literary agent gets a hickey from a mysterious woman and is convinced he's a vampire. Cue a caped Cage running down the street screaming "I'm a vampire!" Some might say eating a real-life roach for a movie isn't hot, but those people are wrong.
5. WILLIAM MARSHALL, BLACULA
He's deadlier than Dracula—he's Blacula. The ladies say his bite was outta sight! You get the picture, right?
4. KRISTIN BAUER VAN STRATEN, TRUE BLOOD
While Skarsgård may arguably be the hotter of the two bloodsuckers, Pam is the HBIC of Bon Temps. And if you don't love her for her bile-spitting one-liners (usually directed at Sookie and her "precious fairy vagina"), then, let's be real: It's for her bitchin' love story with fellow feisty vamp, Tara.
3. KATE BECKINSALE, UNDERWORLD
She's one juicy piece of dead! Armed with clingy tops, tight pleather and plenty of guns, this vampire warrior defends her cadre of hemophiles against their sworn unkempt enemies: werewolves. Who are, let's be clear, not hot.
2. SALMA HAYEK, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN
As an uncredited stripper/vampire queen in the Quentin Tarantino-Robert Rodriguez flick, she only has one scene. Where she grinds a python. In a bikini. On George Clooney's table. You're welcome.
1. KIEFER SUTHERLAND, THE LOST BOYS
Proof that the undead can still rock! Sutherland and his glam gang of pasty pals sleep all day, party all night, and toss hilariously camp lines like "You'll never grow old and you'll never die. But you must feeeeeed!"
Shay Mitchell is seductive on the cover of the latest Beauty issue for Fault magazine.
Here’s what the 25-year-old actress had to share:
On her acting goals: “For me, [my goal] was always just to be really happy and excited about what it was that I was a part of. I didn’t want to act just to act: I wanted to always be excited about it—a script or the show itself. Knowing that I was going to be playing Emily Fields—a girl struggling with her sexuality—took it to another level for me. It’s fun to entertain people, and I love doing that, but it’s a whole other realm—and, for me, ten times better—when I can actually make a small impact on somebody watching.”
On the public’s reaction to her show Pretty Little Liars: “It’s very flattering when I hear that people look up to me, but I honestly don’t strive to be a role model. I can only be the best version of myself, and that’s all that I’m trying to do. I believe that your sexual orientation does not define who you are, and if people think that that’s something that’s noteworthy and something to look up to, then that’s great. I’m so lucky to have been brought up in a home where skin colour, religion—none of that mattered. What mattered was how a person treated you and how they treated others. I didn’t have to think twice about playing this role or worrying what people were going to think.”
Sources: 1 - 2
The MDNA stage structure with Gaga’s ‘castle’ set-up inside:
It seems Lady Gaga is having so much trouble selling tickets to her ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour in Latin America that her concert promoter Live Nation has forced her to use Madonna’s MDNA stage in order to cut costs. Paws Down Little Monsters has pictures of Gaga’s stage in Mexico City and you can see that the structure of the stage looks virtually identical to the one built for Madonna.
This may be what Madonna was referring to when she said one day very soon they would share a stage. Ouch.
Paws Down says Live Nation found a clever way to cut costs of her underperforming show, “Instead of shipping the whole stage structure for Gaga (which is costly), [Live Nation] only transported the regular stage (the one that is small enough to be built in arenas, smaller than a basket ball court) and built it underneath the MDNA tour structure.”
Additionally, Lady Gaga’s tour promoter in Brazil, Riachuelo has confirmed they are offering a ‘Buy One Get One Free’ deal for her upcoming show in São Paulo. Anyone who purchases a ticket for the show will receive one free ticket. The show will be held at Morumbi Stadium on November 11th. This coincides with other deep discounts in the region, including Groupon deals allowing customers up to 96% off original retail prices.
The question remains to be seen whether or not Lady Gaga will use the MDNA stage for all of her Latin American shows.
This is still not being reported by the mainstream news. And why not?
I should not be laughing but I am lol I went to her show
As Hurricane Sandy is about to bear down on the East Coast, and states of emergency are being declared, several celebs have taken to Twitter to comment on the superstorm.
The comments range from caring and concerned to downright crazy.
Check out what the stars had to say about Sandy.
Alec Baldwin: Sandy…..that bitch!
Kim Kardashian: Back in Miami now. Missed the storm. I’m praying for everyone on the East Coast. I hope everyone is safe!
Bethenny: I’m nervous. People say sandy is worse than Irene. We’re on the water in the hamptons & near it in the city. Both will be evacuated
Jimmy Kimmel: starting to get windy here in #Brooklyn…I hope our shows don’t fly away
Larry King: Is #Sandy a boy or a girl?
Khloe Kardashian: Praying for everyone on the East.
Lo Bosworth: SANDY
Rob Lowe: ”Oh Sandy, this boardwalk life for me is through.” @springsteen
Lena Dunham: My dad re: the hurricane: “I have tons of cash and a salad”
Jerry Seinfeld: Mayor Bloomberg going with zip up neck sweater to fight Sandy. Shows preparedness. Windy: zip it up Storm over: back down
Ricky Gervais: This “Sandy” who’s on TV all the time and is blowing the entire east coast, I assume she’s a Kardashian right?
Kirstie Alley: hello Maine … Is the storm hitting around Camden Maine?? thank you
Andy Cohen: In preparation for #Sandy I am downloading 10 more episodes of #FridayNightLights
Pam Anderson: EAST COAST: As Frankenstorm approaches, remember to care for your animal companions
Ricky Martin: A great walk in the park before the storm. We may not have foliage after it
Kristin Chenoweth: No Katie Couric show tomorrow because she needs to cover Frankenstorm! Scary stuff!
Josh Groban: hang tight and stay safe east coasters. gonna be a doozy. #sandy#whyamiinla
Vinny Guadagnino: I heard someone say it best: we made it through #9/11 we can make it through anything . #NewYork #SANDY
Jimmy Fallon: East coasters stay safe – watch the news and look for updates. #Sandy We will be doing a new show tomorrow night no matter what. #LateNight
Howard Stern: Yes, the show must go on. We are planning on doing a radio show tomorrow.
Sophia Bush: I hope everyone on the East Coast stays safe during Sandy this week. Y’all are in my thoughts. xoxo
Peter Facinelli: Hoping every on the East coast stays safe during the storm.
Maria Menounos: NY is shut down but my dedicated colorist @kylecolor opened Oscar blandi 4 me!pizza/color be4 storm
Olivia Wilde: Were there this many hurricanes before Twitter? #justsayin
Michelle Trachtenberg: You know NYC is on hurricane watch when the bread isle at the grocery store is empty. Don’t think that would be the case in carb fearing LA!
Bill Maher: Republicans saying we may have to wait till Thurs to find out exactly how and where Obama’s response to Hurricane Sandy was incompetent
Zachary Quinto: sending thoughts of safety to the entire east coast in the path of hurricane sandy.
Rob Lowe: Flying home from east coast and #Sandy. Wish I could bring all in harms way with me. #StaySafe
Jesse Tyler Ferguson: “Come here Sandy, Come here girl!” -Little Orphan Annie & some guy on the east coast who really needs a day off tomorrow.
Deadmau5 & Kat Von D share a sensual public kiss.
Reality star and tattoo artist Kat Von D and her boyfriend Deadmau5 share a kiss while shopping in Beverly Hills, California.
Needs more Red/Mulan/Aurora. Desperately want Red/Mulan/Aurora spinoff show lol.
I'm not big on overt gore, slasher stories or things that are overly sadistic or cruel. I didn't like Joyce Carol Oates' book Zombie, for example, because it put me inside the mind of a psycho for the entire novel--and it was like an overdose of psychosis. There's only so much of that sort of thing I can take.
These books kept me squarely on the side of the protagonist, which is what I like. At the end of the day, there simply has to be a little sweetness to go home to.
This book frightened me because it featured the thing I fear most of all--the evil that could be lurking about in an ordinary suburban neighborhood, a horror that slithers just beneath the thin veneer of everyday life. I knew people like the characters in this book. It would not take much for me to imagine how their lives could be transmuted into sheer terror by something that understood the nature of their innermost fears.
A modern-day retelling of the Dracula myth, this beautifully constructed work was at once evocative and chilling. It reminded me of why vampires really frightened me as a child, in the pre-Twilight fashion, when they were beings molded out of an ancient evil, predatory creatures that lived among us like wolves in sheeps' clothing.
As creepy as the Academy Award-winning film based on this was, the novel was more disturbing--primarily because of the iconic villain Hannibal Lecter, who was far more frightening (and fascinating) than the killer featured in the story ever thought of being. His "psycho genius" was part of the inspiration for my own novel's villain.
A cult favorite written in an unusual style which is both engrossing and disturbing. It's hard to describe--and hard to put down. You have to read it to understand.
Another classic King tale featuring the scariest vampire I ever remember reading about. King says that modern-day vampires have been ruined because they are all "sparkly," and I agree with him. The vampire in "Salem's Lot" was more Nosferatu than Edward. And there were none of the ridiculous peri-pubescent teenage girl trappings that we read about today. This vampire was simply one of the Undead.
A book in some ways similar to King's classic It, this beautifully written novel is about a group of childhood friends in the summer of 1960 who must confront an ancient and pervasive evil. It reminded me of my own childhood--of the freedom of summer and the fears that went along with the summertime's quasi-independence.
Ray Bradbury is a poet cloaked in a novelist's garb, and I enjoy his descriptions, his dialogue and the way he weaves a tale. This story has a deliciously supernatural element--and, again, is about the evil that is hiding in the most seemingly innocuous places. Besides, circuses are inherently both strange and wonderful--and fraught with the aura of the unknown. How better to introduce that concept than with a tale such as this one
Article by Mark E. Murphy at Huff Post
Black Swan Oscar winner Natalie Portman has sparked feverish debate about whether or not she's had a boob job, after she appeared on camera at an American football game looking bustier than before.
The 31-year-old, who gave birth to son Aleph in June 2011, was watching the game in Austin, Texas during a break from shooting the as-yet-untitled new Terrence Malick film.
With co-star Michael Fassbender by her side, a newly blonde Natalie was spotted by the cameras during the ABC broadcast.
While it could very well be a push-up bra, or a consequence of breast-feeding her bub, Twitter fans immediately speculated about the star's potentially enhanced assets.
"Natalie Portman @ the Texas-Baylor game ... boob job? Looks like it!" one user wrote.
"Wait a second, did Natalie Portman get a boob job? Is she pregnant? On the sidelines of Texas game and #wow," another tweeted.
Comments on the YouTube clip ran along the same lines, albeit many of them censored, with dozens of "this has been flagged as spam" messages.
One of the posts that got through was the straight-shooting zinger, "Fake t--- are awesome!"
So, did she or didn't she? Her chest does indeed look (how do we put this delicately?) unusually buoyant? Compare the before and after shots and cast your vote below.
It's Colin Farrell!!!!
Ok, so I have the NY Jets as a client (I work at an advertising agency---not enough liquor to meet that Mad Men status) and they are honestly great to work with. One of the many perks being tickets for our whole agency to attend today's game (where the Jets got their asses handed to them by the Dolphins) in the VIP Green Room complete with an open bar and all that jazz.
I can't even begin to explain what I felt when Colin Farrell strolled on by. I mean, the man has SWAGGER. And it's more than just the way he walks---it wasn't arrogant or anything, just smooth and self assured. No posse---just him and one random dude. I basically stalked him, kinda...totally. He was out where everyone was---for the most part people left him alone. He wore a hat to try and "hide" himself but really---it's COLIN FARRELL. Took until halftime for me to work up the courage to speak to him and I didn't even---I had a friend introduce me, I could barely speak. She told him I was a fan which is a total lie---not so much a fan of Colin as I am a fan of sitting on his face.
In other news: he was SO NICE. AND HOT. AND IRISH, OMG! HE RUBBED MY BACK! and told me not to worry after apologizing 500x over for disturbing his peace! HIS PUT HIS ARM AROUND ME AND HE SMELLS LIKE SPICE, I DUNNO WHAT IT IS BUT WHEN HE TOUCHED ME I THINK I LOST LIKE FIVE BRAIN CELLS BECAUSE I DONT EVEN REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THAT!
I kept my eye on him for the rest of the game---he chatted up with basically everyone who came up to him. He sat in the stadium seats reserved for the VIP area and got annoyed just like everyone else did at every fumble. Ran his hand through his hair, scratched his scruff---dude is stupid hot in person, I swear.
i mean, seriously, what the fuck is that face even?!
AND THEN MYA SHOWS UP!!!!
She is SO TINY! I swear she coulda passed for a twelve year old, she had on a baseball hat real low and walk passed me several times before I started to question it. I approached her during the 4th quarter. She honestly looked shocked---I don't think anyone came up to her the entire time so I guess she wasn't expecting to be bothered. We introduced ourselves (it looked like she was doing homework! Workin' on that degree!) and she was really sweet. Also, stupid pretty. Is it me or do famous ppl actually glow? Must be million dollar facials or some shit. Regardless I walked away humming Case of the Ex.
So yeah, the Jets lost but no fucks were given on my part. I got free booze and food, excellent service, and met two disgustingly HOT celebs! YAY ME!
Source: Me and my iphone
SPOILERS: Do not read this if you have not seen episode 1, series 4 of ‘Misfits’
A new year and some fresh faces have joined the gang. Following Alisha’s (Antonia Thomas) unexpected death and Simon (Iwan Rheon) travelling back into the past to save her, the gang is left two down.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Lauren Socha, who plays Kelly, would also be leaving the show. The audience is informed through Seth (Matthew McNulty) that Kelly has decided to stay in Africa to diffuse landmines which seems something very unlike the character.
Curtis (Nathan Stewart-Jarett) is the only member of the original cast still on the show. There is of course Joe Gilgun’s Rudy and his split personalities to keep things interesting, along with Seth the only member of the group not on community service.
Just like other shows such as Being Human and Doctor Who, that have had major cast changes, it is always a challenge for the writer to introduce new characters, make them likeable and make it work in the context of the show. While Gilgun managed to add another dimension to Misfits after the departure of Robert Sheehan’s Nathan, losing another three members in one go seems like an insurmountable feat to pull off flawlessly. And unfortunately episode one does not manage to do this.
There are two newbies: Finn (Nathan McMullen), a wide-eyed, naïve manchild with an odd sense of humour and an ineptitude for telekinesis; and Jess (Karla Crome), a smart, sarcastic wise-cracker who can see through walls. Out of the pair of them Jess comes across as the more likeable and ‘conventional’ social miscreant compared to Finn. Saying this, there is more to Finn on closer inspection, namely the girl tied to his bed.
Series creator Howard Overman is clearly trying to avoid replicating personalities in order to make sure that Jess and Finn are not seen as replacements but characters in their own right. However, neither of them are as distinct as their predecessors. It is more difficult to pigeonhole them, which in this case is not a good thing because it makes it difficult to get a sense of them.
The audience knew from the start that Nathan was the joker, Simon was the loner, Alisha was the slut, Kelly was the chav and Curtis was the regretful athlete. It was easier for the audience to get a handle on these characters because of the labels, as the series progressed they developed and these associations fell away.
Perhaps, this is a harsh conclusion given that it is just the first episode and hopefully it gets better as the series goes on. That is not to say that the first episode was awful by any means, it just was not on par with the usual quality of comedy and drama that the show is defined by.
Of course there were the serious moments juxtaposed with humour, such as Jess and Finn discussing how they imagined they were each going to kick the bucket. Jess has the conventional growing old and dying in her sleep scenario while Finn wants to go in a drug-fuelled car crash with Angelina Jolie by his side. The way in which Overman can switch from serious to silly in mere moments is superb and he has not lost his touch. But there are times when it is just not as pithy as it has been in the past, particularly with Finn, luckily Jess throws out some zingers to offset this.
The comedy scenes involving Rudy are on form, possibly because Overman knows this character a lot better than his new creations. The scene where the newbies walk in on Rudy at the start of a five knuckle shuffle session with a chocolate bar and a laptop was hilarious.
This week fell into the gangster heist genre and contained the most gory scene in the show’s history to date. Forget Kelly killing a probation worker with a paint can and her foot, the sequence involving Rudy sawing off a man’s hand felt gratuitously violent. The episode may have been paying homage to gangster flicks but it felt unnecessary to see his cut all the way through the wrist until the hand fell off.
Overall this was a so-so opener to the start of the fourth series but due to the big change in cast perhaps fans can forgive the programme for not delivering as well as it has done in the past.
Next time on Misfits… Unsurprisingly, viewers will discover more about Finn and why on earth he is holding a girl prisoner in his bedroom.
Is anyone still watching this? What did you think of the new kids? I love Rudy sfm. I didn't even notice the others were gone tbh, he carries the show.