Articles on this Page
- 08/19/13--16:13: _ Skating Champion P...
- 08/19/13--16:13: _Prince George: Firs...
- 08/19/13--16:15: _World's weirdest su...
- 08/19/13--16:21: _Twisted 1x11 Out Wi...
- 08/19/13--16:31: _ True Blood: What w...
- 08/19/13--16:31: _Kristen Stewart at LAX
- 08/19/13--16:32: _Applause Music Vide...
- 08/19/13--16:44: _Azealia Banks gets ...
- 08/19/13--16:55: _Jake Bugg Finishing...
- 08/19/13--17:07: _Meet Sunny Obama!
- 08/19/13--17:07: _Bodies of Work: 47 ...
- 08/19/13--17:08: _ Hope there's a 'Dr...
- 08/19/13--17:29: _Miley Cyrus Twerkin...
- 08/19/13--17:56: _Olivia Wilde is “so...
- 08/19/13--17:56: _Director's Cut Of C...
- 08/19/13--17:57: _Yes, it's still on:...
- 08/19/13--17:57: _David Arquette Admi...
- 08/19/13--18:01: _After being critici...
- 08/19/13--18:28: _T. Swift still not ...
- 08/19/13--18:42: _Aaron Paul and Anna...
- 08/19/13--16:13: Prince George: First official photographs released
- 08/19/13--16:21: Twisted 1x11 Out With the In-Crowd
- 08/19/13--16:31: True Blood: What we'll be waiting for in Season 7
- 08/19/13--16:31: Kristen Stewart at LAX
- 08/19/13--16:32: Applause Music Video Influences
- 08/19/13--16:44: Azealia Banks gets ready to drop ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’
- 08/19/13--16:55: Jake Bugg Finishing New Album With Producer Rick Rubin
- 08/19/13--17:07: Meet Sunny Obama!
- 08/19/13--17:07: Bodies of Work: 47 Unforgettable Nude Scenes
- 08/19/13--17:08: Hope there's a 'Dragon Tattoo' sequel: Rooney Mara
- 08/19/13--17:29: Miley Cyrus Twerking On Things
- 08/19/13--18:28: T. Swift still not over Kanye; makes some jam to Ed Sheeran.
- 08/19/13--18:42: Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn on Talking Bad
Patrick Chan says he plans to mind his own business once he lands in Russia for the 2014 Sochi Olympics, now marred by the country’s recent anti-gay laws.
Chan doesn’t plan to protest Russia’s controversial policy, which outlaws any form of homosexual “propaganda,” like some other athletes did at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow.
“My job is to skate,” Chan said Sunday, minutes after revealing the new free skate program he’ll take to Russia. “I’m not disputing anything, I’m not a politician.
“I’m here to just enjoy myself and skate on the ice with other great athletes — we all deserve a chance.”
Swedish high jumper Emma Green Tregaro competed with her fingernails painted in rainbow colours in support of gay rights, before being ordered to change them. Chan has no such plans.
“I don’t have time to preoccupy myself with that kind of stuff,” he said. “I’m already stressed out enough about just getting this program out in time for Sochi.”
But, in his opinion, Chan said someone’s sexuality or race shouldn’t put them at any disadvantage in life — especially when it comes to competing at the Olympics on a world stage.
“It doesn’t matter what colour you are or what sexuality you are, if you are successful, if you have something to show, you have talent, you deserve to be on the ice with everyone,” he said.
The soon-to-be 23-year-old — arguably Canada’s best chance at gold — revealed his new long program at the Skate Canada Central Ontario meet on Sunday, fittingly at the Thornhill Community Centre he practised in as a child. Chan is going back to his roots for Sochi.
“This is the season to go back to what is comfortable and what makes you happy, what makes you enjoy skating,” said Chan, who will again be skating to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, the music that propelled him to success early on in his career.
Chan won the 2008 Canadian championship skating to Vivaldi — his biggest win early on that laid the groundwork for Olympic aspirations. He finished fifth at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and plans to grab gold this time around.
But Chan has struggled recently with his free skate, stumbling and falling through his La Boheme program, most recently at the 2013 world championships. He still managed gold then, thanks to a strong short program, which set a world record score of 98.37.
That’s why Chan doesn’t plan on changing his short program before Sochi and is concentrating on refining his long program, which now starts off with a bang — back-to-back quads.
“We thought it’d be best to put out both quads … right away so that I can kind of relax in the footwork,” he said. “I don’t have to think about any other jump after that … and it’ll bring the audience to their feet (right away).”
Chan nailed his first quad Sunday, but stumbled on his second and then nearly fell soon after while attempting a triple loop. Luckily, he was not competing in the event; organizers allowed him to make a surprise appearance to publicly skate his new long program for the first time.
“It wasn’t a great skate, it wasn’t a perfect skate, but I got done what I needed to get done in order to feel comfortable when I get to Sochi,” said Chan, who simply wanted to stay on his feet while attempting the new program for the first time. He scored a 164, well below medal contention.
Chan said Vivaldi brings him back to his early days, when he first skated to it under the guidance of Osborne Colson, his former coached who died in 2006. “There are little reminders in there that Mr. Colson made me do,” said Chan. “That’s the beauty of it.”
Looking back to those early days and ahead to Sochi, Chan — who has changed coaches a number of times since 2006 — says he’s confident he’ll finish better than fifth.
“I think I’m the biggest contender for a gold medal at the Olympics,” he said. “It’s crazy how much I’ve changed and evolved as an athlete. It’s all coming together; I’m kind of seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.”
The first official photographs of Prince George have been released.
The baby - who is third in line to the British throne - is pictured with his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The pictures were taken by the duchess's father, Michael Middleton, in the garden of their family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire.
Taken earlier this month, they show the royal couple, Prince George and their black cocker spaniel, Lupo.
Tilly, a golden retriever belonging to the Middleton family, can be seen lying down behind them.
The photographs of Prince George, who was born on 22 July, were released by Kensington Palace.
On Monday Prince William, giving his first interview since becoming a father, told CNN: "He's a little bit of a rascal, I'll put it that way.
"He either reminds me of my brother or me when I was younger, I'm not sure, but he's doing very well at the moment."
BBC royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell said the new family look "unselfconscious, relaxed and happy - much like most couples might look with their first-born baby".
He added: "Of course they're aware of what's expected of them. There will be staff - a nanny - to help in due course, but for the moment it's all rather informal and many might think, refreshing."
Beware - there may be a new music super group on its way.
In a move that will no doubt excite One Direction and Ed Sheeran fans (and terrify Johnny Depp fans) there was an unusual musical meeting at a recording studio in Los Angeles, California on Monday.
British singer Ed and Johnny were seen arriving at the studio and looking ready to rock.
Then if the pairing of the pirate and soulful red head was not enough, a Instagram picture from inside the recording complex revealed 1D's Zayn Malik was also in house to show off his musical chops.
The mysterious meeting of the cult actor with British pop's biggest stars already has fans in a spin.
While an actor may seem an unlikely choice for either One Direction or 22-year-old to collaborate with the Pirates Of The Caribbean star is no stranger to rock and roll.
While most know Johnny for his quirky roles, the 50-year-old started out with dreams of being a musician and even had a band in the 1990s called P - they released one album before breaking up.
However, the Dark Shadows star is quite the guitarist having played alongside Alice Cooper, on stage in front of thousands with Areosmith and recording with Eric Clapton.
Whether the two teen heartthrobs actually recorded with the star is not yet known.
However, on Monday Ed took to Twitter to talk about his excitement at playing with a favourite, but unnamed, artist.
The singer tweeted while recording with UK dance group Rudimental: 'Finished the @RudimentalUk session for today, back in tomorrow. Now off to make music with one of my favourite artists...'
The singer may have been referring to another unusual collaboration though, as later on Monday the Lego House songwriter also recorded a track with rapper The Game.(!?!?!??!!?!?!
The Game confirming the partnership: 'Just made a CLASSIC record with the homie Ed Sheeran ... One of the dopest.'
Even if they did not record together, it was a busy day in the studio as inexplicably with Zayn also stopped by.
Las Vegas musician Alexander DeLeon, from band The Cab, snapped a picture of himself with the One Direction star and Johnny.
Posting the image on Instagram DeLeon said: 'Pirate lessons from the one and only. Thanks for having us, Mr. Depp.'
Johnny certainly looked every inch the rocker as he headed into the studio, wearing a maroon and white striped shirt with its sleeves rolled up, a pair of distressed blue flared jeans, cheese cutter cap and a bandanna tucked into his back pocket.
Ed meanwhile did not spend much time on his outfit - wearing a white T-shirt, dark jeans and high top sneakers.
Instead he focused his time stocking up in supplies as he was seen grabbing not one, but three packs of cigarettes out of his car - clearly expecting a long studio day.
Following Ed's lead 20-year-old Zayn also donned a white T-shirt, adding tight blue jeans and a red cap.
LOL wut. Zayn must have been fangirling. Remember when..
Last night's season finale wrapped up the drama, took us down the road six months and introduced more drama. Now that we've had a night to catch our breath, here's what we want to see in Season 7.
It's been a wild and rocky road through True Blood's Season 6. At times, we discovered that dumbfounded Jason Stackhouse expression plastered on our faces. In other moments, our eyebrows shot up our foreheads almost higher than Maxine Fortenberry's. Still, we made it through and watched the last moments of Season 6 as vampire/zombies stalked toward Bon Temps. As we rub our hands together maniacally, here are the topics we'll be waiting for in Season 7:
1. Eric's fate
It wouldn't be smart of the show to get rid of Eric (Alexander Skarsgård). He's been the tried-and-true stud throughout the show. Still, things didn't look promising when he erupted into flames on the snowy slopes of Sweden last night. There wasn't really a good place to run. Good thing Pam is on her way to save him. She just has to get there in time. We think she'll find a way.
2. Will Sookie and Alcide last?
It's been a long time coming, sure, but Sookie's got a thing for a lot of men. We haven't forgotten that she told Sam she thought the two of them would always end up together only an episode before she almost becomes Warlow's vampire bride and then Alcide's leading lady. Sookie (Anna Paquin) changes her mind about men with each season of the show. It's hard to keep up. And we're not sure Alcide will be able to either.
3. Hep V vampire/zombie attacks
Just when you thought they'd exhausted the supernatural possibilities, Hep V mutates and creates vampire/zombies. As we left Season 6, the zompires (vambies? It's a work in progress...) stalked toward Bon Temps. The vampires are prepared to save the humans in exchange for blood but to those townsfolk who thought they were too good to share, things aren't looking so bright. Something tells us it's going to be a massacre.
4. Jason and Violet getting it on
Even six months down the road, Violet is still holding out, though she's allowing Jason to make her really happy. Again. And again. Each night. And she isn't returning the favor. He still hasn't given up yet, though, which is weird. Jason likes a girl enough to wait for her? Say what? Poor guy will deserve some sexy time in Season 7.
5. Bill's redemption
Bill (Stephen Moyer) wrote a bestselling book to appease Sookie, but it hasn't quite worked for him. (Fame and glory for him doesn't really seem like justification and penance for her.) He offers to protect her from the vampire/zombies, but Alcide flexes his big, bad muscles and tells Bill he's got enough brawn for the both of them. Still, I think they'll band together in the war against the zompires (according to Urban Dictionary, that's the correct buzzword).
Kristen Stewart dons her favorite “Mercenaries” cap while arriving for a departing flight at LAX Airport on Monday (August 19) in Los Angeles.
Who’s Lady Gaga Ripping Off This Time? A Catalog of “Applause” Video Influences
By Tom Hawking
This morning saw the premiere of the official video for “Applause,” the first single off Lady Gaga’s upcoming album ARTPOP. The video follows the art/pop theme, alluding to high art and pop culture alike. Gaga’s never been shy about, ahem, borrowing from other artists, of course, and this video is packed with pieces of imagery that are either clever references or blatant rip-offs, depending on your point of view. Click through to check out whose work Gaga’s been “inspired” by this time around, and let us know if you can spot any more.
Death in a bodysuit
There are plenty of references here, but the most direct one is Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal. See also Persona and David Lynch’s Dune.
David Bowie’s Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), as previously noted.
Skeletal angel wings on a pedestal
Also David Bowie — specifically, the mid-’80s Glass Spider tour, which is a pretty dubious period to be borrowing from.
The shell bra
Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, obviously.
The hand bra
Rolling Stone‘s famous Janet Jackson cover.
An anthropomorphic black swan
A playfully surrealist take on Black Swan. There’s also probably a sly reference to Jeff Koons and his magenta swan, given how this coincides with a lyrical reference to his work.
Warhol’s Marilyn paintings.
Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride.
Both of the above together!
A flat, stylized backdrop
This is very reminiscent of any number of German Expressionist films — compare and contrast this image from The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, for instance. There’s also a distinct Der Steppenwolf/Magic Theater vibe to the whole thing — at one point Gaga appears in an oversize hat, and there are several instances of people/things disappearing in puffs of smoke.
Madonna! It’s not a proper Gaga video without at least one Madonna reference, is it?
Writhing on a mattress
Madonna again, specifically Erotica/”Justify My Love” era. Never enough Madonna!
Some critics might think it’s an act. It’s not.
There is a reason behind everything Azealia Banks does, usually centered on unleashing her inner creativity. Whether it’s yelling the word “c—” while wearing a Mickey Mouse sweater or strutting around stage in a motocross suit, Yung Rapunxel, her self-anointed alias, has taken the hip-hop world and made it her bitch.
“I do my thing. I do whatever I feel like doing,” Banks told Metro. “When I first came out, people tried to define me and I tried to define myself, and I came up with all these explanations of what I do, but there is no explanation for what I do.”
Even calling Banks a female rapper is a stretch. She refuses to be lumped into that whole scene.
“I’m not really a part of that,” Banks said. “A lot of new female rappers coming out are post-hip hop, or post-Nicki Minaj, or post-Young Money … I feel like I really transcended that whole kitschy, female rap scene. I’m more sophisticated, more mature, more of an artist, more of a creative than a female rapper.”
It’s hard to believe that Banks is just 22 years old. She comes across as mature beyond her years, almost sounding like a rap psychologist in interviews. She respects pop culture, but doesn’t want to be defined by it. She advocates deeper thinking.
“People like me notice all the social trends, not to say that I don’t like them, but I’m looking a little deeper,” Banks said. “I grew up on the internet, you know, it would be nice to see pop culture do three things at once, instead of one general trend. It’s a lot of the sameness … it’s like I’ve been eating the same thing for dinner for 10 years in a row … you could be hungry, it’s probably good, but it would be nice to have something else.”
For those that want something else, there is Banks’ “Broke With Expensive Taste,” an album that took her five years to create. The way she sees it, this one is her proper debut, her official arrival.
“This is my actual arrival. All the other stuff was just me trying to figure out what I was,” Banks said. “I’ve been working on it since I was 17. ’1991′ and ‘Van Vogue,’ those were songs I was saving for my album but, because there was such a demand for me, I had to put them out early.”
The album is set to drop this fall, either October or November, according to Banks. She confirms it has its roots in rap, but listen for her growth and maturity as an artist. There are distinct jazz and punk rock influences bouncing around.
“When I first came out, I wasn’t trying to see how I fit into that paradigm of success of the music business,” Banks said. “I took on a lot of personas that weren’t me. I tried to behave in a way, got carried away with the idea of being a female rapper, but I’m so much more than that. Now, it’s time to just become whole, not just affecting one aspect of, ‘Who’s Azealia Banks?,’ and trying to create. I think the music on this album is the most sophisticated I’ve ever created.”
Last month, she released “ATM Jam,” a track produced by the incomparable hip-hop producer Pharrell Williams. It’s raunchy. It’s high energy. It’s pure Azealia Banks.
“I just did the video. It’s Azealia Banks. It’s a little girl jumping around,” she said. “I did enough yapping, now it’s time to deliver a work of art. I’m not trying to sound like an asshole … everyone’s making music but not everyone’s inspired, they’re just following each other, and just doing their impression of what hip hop is.”
If those sound like fighting words, they’re not. Well, they might be. You never know with Azealia Banks. She’s feuded with many of her high-profile peers, including Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Lily Allen and T.I. But, when the topic of other artists comes up, even ones that she admires, Banks squashes the conversation. Kind of.
“I don’t want to talk about other artists,” said Banks, before later adding, “Everyone’s following trends and it’s one big smorgasbord of s—. Everyone’s wearing the same designers, using the same slang, using the same drum patterns … it’s cool and that’s great.”
While a lot of people criticize her for being so opinionated, for being so different, that’s one of the things fans embrace about her. Banks has gone through a lot in her short career, from dealing with conniving managers to her early days as a broke stripper, but she’s done it all on her terms. And that’s not going to change now.
“I’m maturing at a really cool pace. I’m in a really comfortable spot right now,” Banks said. “You know, like when you meet someone, whether you’re going to be together for four months or forever … you just know you are in the right place at the right time, and it’s amazing and it’s beautiful, and that’s where I am right now.”
Then, she puts that whole idea into one succinct, tight verse.
“I’m Azealia Banks now.”
Red Bull Sound Select
Banks recently dazzled the crowd during a Philadelphia stop at Voyeur Nightclub on the Red Bull Sound Select “Break Music” tour. She played a nearly 30-minute set, highlighted by the Harlem queen’s anthem “212.”
The weird, trendy Fishtown ice cream shop, Little Baby’s, handed out free scoops of a new flavor named in her honor, Liquorice Bitch (vanilla with red licorice pieces).
According to Banks, she will embark on a tour to promote her new album, “Broke With Expensive Taste,” starting in the United Kingdom in November and December and coming to the U.S. in February and April. Dates are tentative at this point.
“We usually don’t know until we’re two months away,” Banks said.
Until then, “I’m just trying to remember how I got here and how I can stay,” she said.
So we still don't know when that album is gonna drop eh.
A few hours after arriving in Chicago, Jake Bugg sits backstage and smokes a Marlboro. He's running on one hour of sleep, but based on a rousing 45-minute set to a thousand-plus Lollapalooza sidestage crowd, you'd hardly know it. Now here he is, ruminating on the difficulties of assessing his fame in the Internet era.
"I'm not able to grasp concepts of how established I am in certain parts of the world," the 19-year-old native of Nottingham confesses. "I mean, today I was baffled, man. I never thought there'd be that many people here. I was expecting, like, 50 people. Or not even that."
Bugg is greatly underestimating his Stateside popularity: since the release of his debut album this spring – a finely crafted batch of foot-stomping folk-rock that went Number One in his native U.K., drawing from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, the Everly Brothers and Johnny Cash – Bugg has been touted as one of the best new singer-songwriters of his generation.
The model-dating teenager, wearing a black leather jacket in spite of the 80-degree heat, can accept the fact that he has a knack for songwriting. Still, he shrugs it off. "It's just about making music, man," he says, drily.
Sure. But Bugg, born Jacob Kennedy, is quite good – and fast – at doing so. He revelead to Rolling Stone that he's already nearly finished recording his second full-length album, the bulk of which he recently laid down at producer Rick Rubin's Shangri-la studio in Malibu with a batch of seasoned musicians, including Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.
"That was great for me, to play with some more experienced cats," he says. While in Malibu, Bugg knocked out 12 song despite the fact that he and Rubin had initially only planned to tackle two cuts together. Later this month, following tour dates in Japan and Europe, Bugg will be back in the States, and he plans to finish his as-yet-untitled album in time to release it by year's end.
Bugg cherished being able to bounce ideas off Rubin. "That's why Rick's so good," he says. "Because I'll take some ideas to him and he'll be like, 'Why don't you repeat that line?' As an artist you can get quite defensive about your work. But it never feels like Rick's imposing on that. He likes to try and get the best out of an artist."
Before meeting the mega-producer, Bugg knew little of his past work. "To me he was just this guy with a beard," he says. "So in a way, I was just playing songs for him." In fact, one of the only recent experiences that's made Bugg stop in his tracks is when he recorded at Sun Studios on a recent trip to Memphis. "I just stood there thinking, 'Johnny Cash has stood here and he did the same thing [as me],'" Bugg recalls. "It's just mad."
Is there any worry he's putting out new music too soon after his debut? "I don't really see any harm in it," he says. "It seems like the right thing to do. Might as well keep up the momentum, you know? In this time that I've been touring and traveling the world I had a lot of new experiences and opportunity. Why not write about it?"
Bugg has been road-testing some of his new material. During his Sunday set at Lollapalooza, he played a pair of new tunes, including "Slumville," anchored by a seriously bluesy riff and featuring manic, scattershot vocals, as well as "They Won't Catch You and Me," a back-porch stomper that finds the singer offering a plaintive plea to a lost lover ("Please don't leave/I won't know what to do"). He tells us he also debuted a new acoustic song the night before, but admits he still hasn't come up with a title for it.
Seeing as he can't legally drink at any of his gigs, Bugg views touring America as something of a body cleanse. "It's good for me," he says. "I come here and I've got a clear head. It's a time for me to detox and just play some music."
Bob Dylan WHO?
Today the Obamas welcomed the newest member of their family – a little girl (puppy) named Sunny!
Sunny was born in Michigan in June 2012, and arrived at the White House today. Just like Bo, she’s a Portuguese Water Dog, which works great for the Obamas because of allergies in their family.
Sunny is the perfect little sister for Bo – full of energy and very affectionate – and the First Family picked her name because it fit her cheerful personality.
In the past, Bo has been eager to help the First Family with their official duties, from visiting Walter Reed and the Children’s National Medical Center, to inspecting the Holiday decorations at the White House, to greeting guests at the White House on tours and during the Easter Egg Roll, but in October, the First Lady told reporters that she hosted a “doggie play date” because “Bo doesn't have enough dog interaction.” So now, in addition to helping with those official duties, Bo takes on the important role of big brother!
In honor of Sunny, the Obamas are making a donation to the Washington Humane Society.
KATE WINSLET– in almost anything — Titanic (1997), Iris (2001), Little Children (2006)...
This lovely leading lady is no stranger to dropping trou (and blou) — in the name of art, of course. There were the sensual shots in Iris, all the sex in Little Children, and how could we forget the infamous naked drawing scene in Titanic? But, you really can't blame her for the latter — in 1997, just about any girl would have disrobed for Leonardo DiCaprio.
DANIEL CRAIG - in Casino Royale (2006)
Nudity, for many of us, can be a painful ordeal (the reason How to Look Good Naked is necessary). But usually we aren't being stripped by a scurrilous Eurotrash banker and forced to endure a ball beating like the one James Bond suffered at the hands of Le Chiffre in Casino Royale. (Those hoping to see his bits and bobs were sorely disappointed.)
RYAN GOSLING -In Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
Usually the thought of a naked, buff Ryan Gosling does not inspire laughter, but couple that vision with an extremely uncomfortable Steve Carell and you've got one funny scene. But Carell reportedly said the scene, in which Gosling's confident ladies' man bares himself before Carell's sad-sack soon-to-be divorcé in a locker room, wasn't that hard to do: ''Was it awkward? No, actually I kind of enjoyed it. He's a very handsome guy, you know, there's no disputing that. And I am not ashamed to say that I find him very attractive.'' You're not alone, Steve.
KRISTEN STEWART - In On the Road (2012)
Nudity was just part of the gig for Stewart when she signed on for the film version of Jack Kerouac's seminal book, in which she portrays the free-spirited Marylou. ''I love pushing. I love scaring myself,'' Stewart, seen here sitting naked between costars Sam Riley and Garret Hedlund, told People. Scared is not what comes across in her performance, says EW's Owen Gleiberman. Stewart ''acts this scene very well — for once, she looks more ebullient than cool.''
ALEXANDER SKARSGARD - In True Blood (2013)
(SPOILER ALERT! Includes season 6 finale details)
Of course Eric Northman (Skarsgard) was sunbathing au naturel on one of the snow-capped mountains of his native Sweden. It spoke to his confidence that he'd overcome his vampy vulnerability to the sun. Eric's, ahem, cockiness was our gain when the cure lifted and he stood to reveal his enviable physique in all its glory. Alas, the heat was coming from without and within as Eric brought new, literal meaning to the term ''smokin' hot.''
more at the source
It's the role that made her a hot Hollywood property, but actress Rooney Mara doesn't know when — or if — she'll step back into hacker-punk Lisbeth Salander's well-worn combat boots.
"I would love to do it. I really would," Mara told MTV News of reprising her role in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" sequel, "The Girl Who Played With Fire."
The 2011 thriller, co-starring Daniel Craig and directed by David Fincher, earned more than $100 million domestically, with Sony greenlighting a sequel in early 2012. Yet, more than a year later, little progress has been made on the adaptation of Stieg Larsson's best-seller. Recent reports indicate that Andrew Kevin Walker ("Se7en") has been hired to rewrite the screenplay penned by Steve Zaillian, though Mara was loathe to reveal too much of the production's inner workings.
"I cannot confirm or deny what I have or have not read," she said with a sly grin. "I'm excited about it. I hope it gets made. I don't know."
With Fincher currently focused on another novel adaptation — Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl" — there's always the possibility the franchise could be passed off to another director. How does Mara feel about that?
"Well, people always ask me that," she said. "I wouldn't have a choice, contractually. I have to do it no matter whether you [points to interviewer] directed it. Obviously, we all worked on the film together for a year. And like for this movie ["Ain't Them Bodies Saints"], we worked for three weeks, and we were like a family by the end of it, and we got so close. So imagine a year of that. It would be hard to have someone new come in. I would certainly be very sad. I love the character so much. I'd love to do it, but of course, I'd be sad if it wasn't David."
Actress Rooney Mara is hopeful about a sequel to superhit film "The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo", in which she played computer hacker Lisbeth Salander.
The 28-year-old star earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal in David Fincher's English-language adaptation of Stieg Larsson's critically acclaimed novel in 2011, but studio Sony Pictures has yet to move forward with a long-planned follow-up - "The Girl Who Played with Fire", reported Contactmusic.
"I hope that they make the second one. I'm just not sure when they're going to. I mean, I hope they make it soon because I'm not getting any younger. The second one is very physical, so hopefully they'll be making it sooner rather than later," she said.
The films are based on Larsson's best-selling crime novel trilogy about an intelligent computer hacker who unites with journalist Mikael Blomkvist - played by Daniel Craig - to uncover a major conspiracy.
Sony originally had "Dragon Tattoo" writer Steve Zaillian write the sequel script, but recently hired "Se7en" scribe Andrew Kevin Walker to write a new version.
Both Mara and Craig signed on to star in three movies when they made the 2011 original, but it's not known whether director David Fincher will return to helm the flicks.
Fincher will next direct "Gone Girl", an adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel.
We all know that Miley Cyrus loves a good Twerk.
But did you know that Miley Twerked at The Royal Wedding? And on the set of Good Morning America? It's true, as these totally real, non-Internet created photos prove:
Someone has clearly been having a lot of fun with Cyrus and the Twerking craze, similar to previous viral Memes such as Lil Wayne making it rain all over the place and McKayla Maroney not being impressed by... anything at all.
Scroll down for a couple more hilarious examples of where Miley has been caught Twerking and be sure to check out our highlight video and GIF collage of Miley Cyrus Twerking today!
her best friend leslie said she's just being miley, so she can't stop
Her advice to young women:
DON’T cut your face: “I am so saddened and grossed out by young women who look like creepy, old aliens because of their new Barbie noses and lips. Is that a smile or a grimace? Did you melt hot wax on your face, or is that your skin? A better approach: Take care of yourself now that you’re old enough to know how. Drink water, sleep eight hours (I wish), and don’t go within 400 feet of a tanning booth or I’ll slap you. Hard.”
… writes 29 year-old Olivia in Glamour Magazine.
Had my nose job when I was 19, best decision ever <3 People are so dumb when it comes to plastic surgery, not everyone does it to look like a Barbie doll, you moron.
One of the more nagging "lost" movies in horror cinema has been the longer director's cut of Clive Barker's seminal monster mash "Nightbreed." The tale of an underground city of mutant creatures, sort of like a punk rock version of "X-Men," the film was heavily truncated before its theatrical release by Fox and Morgan Creek, with the original version thought to be lost forever. While a fan revival has kept the possibility of a director's cut of "Nightbreed" alive, nothing has solidified until now, with Morgan Creek and Shout! Factory announcing plans for a multi-platform home video release for the restored director's cut in 2014.
The original film was released in 1990 and featured director David Cronenberg as its main protagonist, a doctor intent on killing all of the monsters that live in an underground city called Median. A fan driven movement, entitled Occupy Median, is what originally ignited interest in the commercial prospects of an expanded version of "Nightbreed," and finally Morgan Creek and Shout! Factory (through its Scream Factory imprint) will make that a reality.
In a statement, Clive Barker said, with all the floweriness of a Clive Barker novel, “I had a dream about the tribes of the moon. They would live in a city called Midian and, though they were monsters of every shape and size, they would be the heroes of a movie called “Nightbreed.” However, when I made the movie, the studio was not comfortable with this inversion of the classic structure. They wanted the monsters to be simple-minded scare machines, while I wanted them to be the dark side of all of us, mysterious and misunderstood. Finally, with this new version of “Nightbreed,” which contains over forty five minutes of previously unseen material, my original vision has been realized. Come with me to Midian, the city of monsters. The tribes of the moon await us.”
Tribes of the moon, right. It'll be interesting to see how the new footage is reintegrated into the body of the original film, especially considering how well the frequently overlooked Danny Elfman score is utilized. Barker's work, even the story "Nightbreed" is based on, is so impressionistic that it lets your mind fill in the blanks where straight description would rather be. It would be nice to see a similarly dreamy aesthetic applied to this new variant.
Shout! Factory is like the Criterion collection for genre films, and this year, especially through their Scream Factory imprint, has released an embarrassment of riches, including but not limited to, new deluxe reissues of "Prince of Darkness," "They Live," "Lifeforce," and "The Town That Dreaded Sundown." They are all beautifully re-mastered and drowning in extras; just wonderful stuff.
As excited as we are to see the longer cut of "Nightbreed," we're just as interested in seeing what the Shout team has dug up for inclusion in the disc. Rarely are special features special anymore, but on Shout! Factory discs they really are.
Look for the "Cabal cut" of "NIghtbreed" sometime next year.
Yay 200th ep!! pic.twitter.com/YFLR0LUDFd— Sarah Drew (@SarahDrewGreys) August 19, 2013
THANK YOU http://t.co/BSBixyGvjl— Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) August 19, 2013
After two years and four months of sobriety, David is drinking alcohol and smoking a little weed again.
"My problem with being honest with you and talking to you is that people are going to take all this and just be cruel with it," Arquette lamented this morning during a phone chat on The Howard Stern Show, in which he admitted to his longtime pal Stern to being off the wagon.
"The whole game of life, I got it. It's called the kindness game and kindness is the new currency," the 41-year-old actor continued.
"Love is the new currency. People are so cruel to each other throughout the world, everyone is always, like, trying to get over on someone else."
Asked by Stern whether he could stop at one or two drinks or was more likely to finish a whole bottle, Arquette just said, "I'm a drinker, so I drink a lot."
Asked if he was also smoking marijuana again, he said,
"Yeah, I'll smoke a little weed. I don't really want to get into all that, because the problem is people are going to take this and start talking about it."
"I'd been sober for two years and four months and feeling that I wasn't being that true to myself, like what I enjoy and this and that," Arquette said.
Arquette told Stern that he knows he has some work to do. "I'm afraid to be honest with like you and with the world, because people like are so cruel at this time," he said. "I got my own problems, yes, and I will sort them out. I go to a therapist, I really am working on myself. I'm trying to discover what it is, this is a big part of it, me figuring out this kindness game."
Henrik Lundqvist, who has taken a fair amount of heat since declining comment on the Russian government’s anti-gay laws during an appearance on behalf of the Swedish Olympic team last Friday, spoke out Monday upon his arrival in North America.
“As a private person, sitting here now, I do not have a problem saying that I do not agree with the laws and that they are not correct,” Lundqvist told The Post at the Rangers’ practice rink in Greenburgh after joining a half-dozen teammates on the ice. “I have been taking a stand for gay athletes and gay people the last few years.
“I think it is very important that we all have the same rights.”
Lundqvist, who won a gold medal with Sweden in 2006, is his country’s presumptive No. 1 goaltender for the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia.
“The reason I didn’t say anything last week is because we had talked right before that with the Swedish Olympic Federation about the importance of keeping the focus of the Olympics on the games and sports,” said the goaltender, who returned to New York from Sweden on Sunday.
“I agree with that. It’s important that the Olympics don’t become a political place. Every country has its own issues. The history of the Olympics shows that each [site] has had some serious issues.”
Lundqvist participated in the first phase of the NHL’s “You Can Play” program in support of gay athletes two years ago. He was eloquent regarding the subject of gay rights when the NBA’s Jason Collins came out in April.
Yet, he has been criticized for choosing to remain silent on the issue last week while Team Sweden mates Henrik Zetterberg and Victor Hedman addressed the matter.
“It was all about the setting and the context,” Lundqvist said. “Representing Sweden, I feel it’s best to keep the focus on the competition because that’s what makes the Olympics so special for the athletes.
“But of course as a private person, I will express my support for equal rights and my opposition to laws that go against that. I think I can use my position to do some good, but the time and the place have to be right.”