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    Futurama is an important show. It isn't just a hilarious television show, it isn't just one of the most culturally relevant pieces of pop culture of the 21st century (so far), it's the most endearing and heartfelt comedy of all time.

    Despite being set in the far distant future, in fantastical worlds and alien realms, Futurama always managed to deal with how the average problems that people face are universal and timeless.

    Dating woes, money issues, feelings of inadequacy, family strife, and everything mundane is addressed in the futuristic city of New New York ... and it's fantastic, and tear-jerking.

    Futurama has produced some of the funniest episodes of television as well as the most introspective, and emotional moments in television history. Futurama has more layers than an onion and is more complicated than Fermat's Last Theorem. The series finale of Futurama is the compilation of everything that the show has learned during its 13 year run. "Meanwhile" takes the best parts of "Jurassic Bark,""The Late Philip J. Fry," and "The Luck of the Fryish" and produces the greatest episode of Futurama ever. It encapsulates everything that viewers love about Futurama, the comedy is sharp and poignant and the characters that we've come to know and love get the ending that they deserve. "Meanwhile" will outlast all of it's cartoon competitors as the greatest series finale due to the sheer genius of Fry, the show's ability to make us care about fictional characters and the dynamic chemistry of the Planet Express crew.

    Phillip J. Fry is the greatest character on television. Why? Because, everyone is Fry.

    Fry is the ultimate everyman, he isn't perfect, but you want him to succeed, because of how real and earnest he is about his life and his loves. Fry is a character that can exist eternally, he can live in any century, eon, or universe, because his hopes and dreams are universal. Fry only wants to find love, and cherish it. He wants to love a significant other, his family and his friends. The true brilliance of Futurama was the show's ability to take the broken man that had neither: love, family or friends in the year 1999 and turned him into a fully fledged Maslow Pyramid.

    Fry manages to find love with Leela Turanga, friends in the Planet Express crew, and is able to reconnect with his family (despite them being dead for over a thousand years). The most touching, emotional, and inspiring episodes in the show's catalogue all revolved around Fry's past. "Jurassic Bark,""Game of Tones," and "The Luck of the Fryish" are amazing and can cause emotions and thoughts to emerge in a viewer that are as lasting and deep as any poem, story or song.

    In the series finale, time is accidentally stopped (with the device that can turn time back 10 seconds) and Fry gets to finally have everything he's ever wanted: he gets to marry the girl of his dreams, and spend his days growing old with her. There's a terrific and horrifying sequence where Fry attempted to commit suicide, but decides to opt out and go back 10 seconds in time, only to discover that he's too late to prevent his own death and has to ruminate on his life. He's no longer the pizza delivery boy from the 20th century, he is a grown man that has fought all of his demons and is finally ready to find true happiness. Towards the end of the episode there is a minute-and-half long montage of Leela and Fry growing old together in a frozen world. It's a beautiful one-and-a-half minutes. Towards the end of their lives, Leela and Fry return to the building where Fry proposed to her and asks if she was ever lonely. To which she replies, "never for a moment." It's a magical, tear-jerking moment that is on par with any exclamation of love from any movie (even The Princess Bride). The love story of Leela and Fry is long and fraught with hardship, but it was totally worth watching. Futurama created a character that has been molded and changed by his experiences with people and it's a transformation more subtle and engrossing than even Michael Corleone's.

    The genius of Phillip J. Fry doesn't demean the amazing ensemble that surrounds him. Who could possible forget Bender "Bending" Rodriguez, or Leela Turanga, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. John Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, President Nixon, Amy Wong, or even Scruffy. The standouts of the cast being the crew of the Planet Express. There is satisfaction to seeing every member of the Planet Express finding peace throughout the final season, be it Zoidberg finding a woman that loved him for him, or Bender discovering his love of music. However, even anicillary characters get to be fleshed out and made whole in Futurama, bit players like Calculon, Hedonism Bot, Seymour, Kif, and Roberto get to have rich and fulfilling back-stories that make them seem more real. There are no "static characters" in the world of Futurama because their world is constantly changing.

    There are countless stories that can be told in the world of Futurama. Yet, the story of Phillip J. Fry, pizza delivery boy, got the best ending that he could hope for and helped create the cultural landmark that Futurama is today.

    Be sure to watch the after finale talk show with Chris Hardwick. Billy West, Maurice LeMarche, Phil LaMarr, Lauren Tom, David X. Cohen and Matt Groening all talk about what the show meant to them.

    Just to make you all feel bad about Futurama's end ... here's Jurassic Bark.


    Favourite Futurama character/moment, ONTD? I've got a special place in my heart for Hedonism Bot.

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    Tom Arrives in Toronto

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    Charlie Hunnam Cast in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’: A History of His Sex Scenes

    Charlie Hunnam, the swashbuckling Brit best known for his role on the gritty FX drama Sons of Anarchy, will play the man of your mother’s dirty dreams in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey film adaptation. He’s been cast as Christian Grey, wealthy entrepreneur and sexual sensei to young Anastasia Steele, who will be played by Dakota Johnson.

    This is all to say that we will soon be seeing Charlie Hunnam have sex. Lots of sex. Lots of kinky sex. He will say things like, “Show me how you pleasure yourself … keep still … let’s see if we can make you come like this … you’re so deliciously wet.” We will blush. Also, we will love it.

    Typically, when an actor is cast in the film adaption of a hit novel, the book’s fans are stuck with only the whims of their imaginations to picture what he will look like acting out his role. But thanks to Hunnam’s sex-heavy filmography, Fifty Shades enthusiasts get to preview the actor in all his bare-naked glory. From Queer as Folk to Sons of Anarchy, it’s almost as if Hunnam’s been preparing to play Christian Grey his entire career.

    What’s in store when Hunnam stars in Fifty Shades of Grey? Here’s a tour through some of his finest sex work.

    Queer as Folk (1999)
    In the original British version of Queer as Folk, a very young Charlie Hunnam plays 15-year-old Nathan, a teenager eagerly and nervously exploring gay culture for the first time. As Kyle Buchanan points out, it's actually a very Anastasia Steele–like role, as Nathan has his own Christian Grey, the much older Stuart. Stuart’s sexual curriculum includes giving Nathan his first rim job—an education Nathan clearly relishes receiving.

    In a far less explicit scene, Nathan gets to show off some of what he’s learned, giving his schoolmate a hand job in the locker room.

    Abandon (2002)
    For those who like their Charlie Hunnam sex scenes more PG-13, here he is having some intense foreplay with Katie Holmes in the 2002 film Abandon.

    Undeclared (2001–03)
    On the underrated Judd Apatow gem Undeclared, Hunnam played big campus stud Lloyd, joined in most episodes by a hook-up of the week.

    Sons of Anarchy (2008–present)
    The decade between Queer as Folk and Hunnam’s gig on Sons of Anarchy as a tatted-up biker allowed the actor to beef up quite a bit, a transformation that paid off especially during his character’s steamy sex scenes. A YouTube fan of the FX series helpfully mashed up most of his sex scenes in one convenient video. The "Sex on Fire" soundtrack is a plus or minus, depending on how you feel about Kings of Leon. The editing out of all the nudity is a minus, no matter how you look at it.


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    Katy Perry‘s new album Prism isn’t coming out until October 22, but JustJared.com was one of a select group of outlets to preview the album!

    “Even though I’m older, I’m wiser. I’m very excited to put visuals to the songs and play them live,” the 28-year-old singer said about the album. She told us that half of the songs were made in Santa Barbara and the other half in Stockholm.

    While only 11 songs were played at the listening session, we can report that there will be 13 songs on the regular album and 16 songs on the deluxe album. The songs that were played are not in the order that they will come on the album.

    Make sure to tune into Good Morning America tomorrow morning (September 6) to catch Katy revealing the official album artwork for Prism!

    “Legendary Lovers”
    -A slow, groovy song.
    -Sample lyrics: “Take me down to the river/ Underneath the ____/ Say my name like a scripture/ Keep my heart beating like a drum/ Legendary lovers, legendary lovers, legendary lovers”
    -There’s a breakdown in the song that makes you want to belly dance. There’s a howl toward the end.. “Ah-who-o-o-o!”

    -Katy shared that it’s an upbeat “song that Mariah Carey would have put on her first record.”
    -Sample lyrics: “I’ll give you a taste/ Make you lick your body every day/ Give you something to satisfy… Give you something good to celebrate/ I know you like it sweet/ Make it like your birthday everyday.”
    -The breakdown: “Let me get you in your birthday suit.”
    -Song ends with a whisper, “happy birthday”

    “Walking On Air”
    -Recorded in Stockholm, produced by Klas Åhlund.
    -She was inspired by a “Central Park Day” where she was eating hot dogs with a friend and watching roller skaters perform to deep house music.
    -Very 90′s dance divas a la CeCe Peniston and Crystal Waters.
    -Sample lyrics: “Just when I think I can’t take anymore/ We go deeper and hotter than ever before/ We go higher and higher, I feel like I’m already there/ I’m walking on air tonight”

    -Katy‘s fave song on the record. She shared that she’s the “most proud to have written” the mid-tempo song. Seems like the song written most about John Mayer.
    -Sample lyrics: “Did I almost sin… all your insecurities…” Chorus: “Unconditional, unconditionally/ I will love you unconditionally. There is no fear now… I love you conditionally.”

    “Dark Horse” feat Juicy J
    -The urban song has Juicy rapping “She’s a beast” of Katy.
    Sample lyrics: “So you wanna play with magic/ Boy you should know what you’re falling for/ Baby do you dare to do this/ Cause I’m coming at you like a dark horse.. Are you ready for, ready for/ Perfect storm, perfect storm/ Cuz once you’re mine, once you’re mine”

    “This Is How We Do”
    -Club banger written in Stockholm and Just Jared‘s personal favorite!
    -Sample lyrics: “Chanel this, Chanel that, hell yeah… Street stuntin’ ya we do it like that/ Yeah this is how we do.. Bring the beat back”

    “International Smile”
    -Upbeat, dancey song written for her DJ BFF Mia Moretti. Katy shared, “She travels all around the world. She’s my muse. Don’t tell my other friends.”
    -Sample lyrics: “That girl’s a trip, one way ticket/ Takes you miles high, cause she’s got that one international smile.”

    -Mid-tempo song written in Santa Barbara.
    -Sample lyrics: “Every gift, every letter, every promise, there forever… now you’re just a ghost.. vanish like a vapor… now I see clearly… my vision’s 20/20… So rest in peace, see you on the other side.”

    “Love Me”
    -Made in Stockholm and produced by Bloodshy. Katy has wanted to work with him every since Britney Spears‘ “Toxic” (One of Just Jared’s favorite songs!).
    -”All the lyrics [to "Love Me"] are important to me,” she shared.
    -Sample lyrics: “I love myself in fear of losing you… I lost my own identity”… Love me, no more second guessing/ There’s no more questioning/ I’ll be the one to find who I love/ I can see you have feelings… I’m gonna love”

    “Double Rainbow”
    -Wrote this melodic mid-tempo song with Greg Kurstin and Sia.
    -Sample lyrics: “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure/ The two of us together… So if it’s up to me, I’m gonna keep you forever… Brighter than the Northern Lights… Like a double rainbow in the sky… double rainbow time flies”

    “By The Grace Of God”
    -This ballad closes out the regular record.
    -Sample lyrics: “Lay on the bathroom floor/ Couldn’t take it anymore… By the grace of God/ I looked in the mirror and decided to stay/ Wasn’t gonna let love take me out… I thank my sister for keeping my head above the water… Every morning, I finally see myself again… Universe calling my bluff”


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    Chances are, if you've ever read a David Sedaris essay or listened to him on NPR or bumped into him at a bookstore, you probably love him. There are few authors out there who can capture the human condition with such wit, humor, and offhanded eloquence. While his work has remained largely adaptation-free, that's all about to change with "C.O.G.," a movie based on an essay in "Naked" about his time cutting stones into rocks in the shape of Oregon.

    Written and directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez, the film premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival and stars "Glee"'s Jonathan Groff as Sedaris stand-in Samuel. He goes to work on a farm picking apples and falls in with an assortment of colorful characters who don't understand him, but help him understand himself.

    The movie was warmly received at Sundance and features an ace supporting cast that includes Corey Stoll, Dale Dickey, Denis O'Hare, Dean Stockwell, Troian Bellisario, and Casey Wilson. Based on the trailer, "C.O.G." looks like it could be just the right kind of funny, heartwarming semi-biography.

    "C.O.G." hits theaters and iTunes on September 20.

    Source 1 and 2

    The trailer came out a couple of weeks ago, but I didn't see it posted here. I thought people would be interested because I know there are a lot of David Sedaris fans and there actors from a lot of ONTD faves ("True Blood,""Happy Endings,""Pretty Little Liars," and I guess "Glee") in the movie.

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    Hilary Duff and Luca Cruz at a Veterinary Clinic with Dubois in Sherman Oaks, Ca


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  • 09/05/13--21:16: NYT's 20 Directors to Watch
  • Manohla Dargis and A. O. Scott, film critics for The New York Times, discuss an international assortment of rising young filmmakers.

    Given this glut it’s unsurprising that even the most talented filmmakers, especially those outside the mainstream, are sometimes relegated to semi-obscurity. Their art sees the light of day without quite being noticed.

    That’s the bad news. The good news is that, despite occasional critical claims to the contrary, the quality of contemporary cinema is as exciting as the quantity is intimidating. Filmmakers around the world are making movies that blur the boundaries between documentary and fiction, personal reflection and social advocacy, conventional narrative and radical experimentation. The oldest filmmakers on our list were born in 1973, on the eve of the home-video revolution, making them members of the first true on-demand generation. They have grown up with unprecedented access to movies from across the globe and from different epochs, an abundance of influences that informs their work and can make it difficult to pigeonhole them aesthetically or regionally.

    We weren’t interested in promoting an idea of cinematic correctness or in fabricating an arbitrary new “wave.” We weren’t looking for diversity, even if we happily found it: 25 percent of our directors, for instance, are women, well above the American average. Fewer than half are North American. Male or female, black or white, Londoners or Brooklynites, these 20 do not represent a school, a movement or a generational cohort. What they do represent is the persistence of personal vision and the resilience of cinema, which in its second century remains a young art form with a bright future.

    Dee Rees
    AGE: 36 | ‘PARIAH’
    Since then, Ms. Rees, who worries about being a late bloomer (she earned a business degree before going to film school), has powered ahead. Among her projects is “Bolo,” a crime thriller about a Memphis police detective that she wrote for Focus Features as part of its deal for “Pariah.” Focus has decided that “Bolo” isn’t big enough for it to make, so now it’s being backed independently. Ms. Rees has actors like Thandie Newton involved and investors ready to write checks. The problem is that she now needs a white male actor (“some big, billion-dollar action hero”) who has “foreign value,” because her Memphis cop is also a black lesbian.

    “There’s a secret foreign-value spreadsheet, apparently,” Ms. Rees said, “where you type in an actor’s name, and it spits out a value.” If she’s matter-of-fact when she talks about the industry and race, perhaps it’s because when you’re a black female director, you have no other choice. She’s also busy with an HBO series that she’s developing with Viola Davis. Ms. Rees wasn’t sure what she could say about that project, so she said little other than it’s been a dream job, calling Ms. Davis an amazing muse. Ms. Rees said even less about a biopic that she’s rewriting, also for HBO. What she will say is that she has a strategy: “to do things that I love and do things that are important to me. ”

    Pablo Larraín
    AGE: 37 | ‘NO’
    The Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín never expected to make a trilogy about life under the Pinochet dictatorship (1973-90), during which thousands of the country’s citizens were executed or disappeared. Yet that’s exactly what he created with his last three features: “Tony Manero” (2007), “Post Mortem” (2010) and “No” (2012). Darkly, at times queasily humorously, each tracks Chilean Everymen — a John Travolta impersonator in the first movie and a morgue worker in the second, both brilliantly played by Alfredo Castro — whose lives are inexorably upended by violence.

    “No” is funnier and lighter than the first two movies, and both its tone and star, Gael García Bernal (as an adman who helps topple Pinochet through a hilarious TV campaign), made it an easier sell. Mr. Larraín has had an agent and manager for years, but with “No,” he also had a distributor, Sony Pictures Classics, that could pay for a serious Academy Awards push. (It was nominated for best foreign-language film, losing to “Amour.”) All this attention has probably made Mr. Larraín a bigger target, especially for those leery of his family background (his parents are politicians on the right; he’s on the left) and of his insistently playful, perverse approach to history.

    Corneliu Porumboiu
    Corneliu Porumboiu grew up in Vaslui, a small city in Moldavia, where he was playing table tennis the day in 1989 when the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was overthrown in the most violent of the Eastern European revolutions that year. Seventeen years later, Mr. Porumboiu’s mordantly hilarious meditation on the revolution’s legacy — “12:08 East of Bucharest” — won at Cannes for best first film, establishing him as a star of a resurgent post-post-Communist Romanian cinema.

    His new film, “Evening Falls in Bucharest,” is at the New York Film Festival this fall, and his work will be the centerpiece of the Making Waves festival of Romanian film at Lincoln Center in December. The global festival circuit has often been more welcoming to Mr. Porumboiu and his peers than their homeland, where theaters are monopolized by Hollywood and filmmakers often depend on state funds in a poor and politically volatile country.

    Sometimes called minimalist or ultrarealist, the new Romanian style has a kind of austere, formally meticulous absurdism. Filmmakers under the old regime learned to cloak their social criticism in allegory and indirection; and in response, the younger generation (including Cristi Puiu, Cristian Mungiu and Radu Muntean) embraced a style that favored honesty, specificity and humor as dark as the Black Sea.

    Mr. Porumboiu is a master of the long static shot, the weary argument and the deadpan existential joke. He fixes his camera on the struggles of minor potentates and midlevel functionaries — a TV host in “12:08”; a detective and his bosses in “Police, Adjective”; a movie director in “Evening Falls on Bucharest, or Metabolism” — and divines the secrets of his society, and of our vain, pathetic species, in the smallest details of speech and behavior.

    Barry Jenkins
    One of the characters in “Medicine for Melancholy” muses that there sometimes seems to be a contradiction between being “indie” and being black. Barry Jenkins, who lives in Oakland, Calif., is one of several filmmakers on this list challenging that dichotomy.

    A. O. SCOTT What projects are you working on now?

    BARRY JENKINS I’ve just returned from Europe, working on a project with [the producer] Mark Johnson of “Breaking Bad” about a group of black radicals running from the ’60s through today. While there, I also finished a script I’ve collaborated on with the playwright Tarrell McCraney, who grew up virtually a block from me in Miami. My short-term plans are to make more features. I spent the summer overseas getting away from my pay-the-bills work on commercials, away from the industry to complete writings I’ve begun in recent months, more personal pieces while working on the project with Mark.

    Talk about your identity as a filmmaker.

    I’m a black filmmaker. I must be. When I think of characters, or rather, when characters come to me — as the best ones do, outside of conscious thought — overwhelmingly they are black. And when I introduce these characters and films into the production framework of this industry, the funding and distribution “restrictions” I’m met with as a result of those characters’ blackness would remind me, if it weren’t clear already, that I am indeed black.

    When and how did your interest in moviemaking originate?

    I grew up very poor, but through one means or another, we always had cable. We lived in some rough spots. It’s a cliché, but movies were an escape. I vividly remember living in a house where we had to boil water in a kettle to bathe, and yet there was a satellite dish in the backyard. There was also the summer I went film by film at the local Blockbuster renting my way through the foreign section. I remember watching a film called “301/302” and having this feeling of how big the world was.

    Andrew Haigh
    AGE: 40 | ‘WEEKEND’
    It would be unfair to circumscribe Andrew Haigh’s “Weekend” as a gay film, and a mistake to describe it as a love story that transcends such categories. The movie is simultaneously a candid and detailed snapshot of gay life in Britain and one of the most persuasive and revelatory depictions of what it feels like to be alive today. Mr. Haigh lives in Norwich, England.

    A. O. SCOTT What are your current projects?

    ANDREW HAIGH I’m directing and exec-producing a show for HBO called “Looking,” which centers on three gay men in San Francisco. I also have two films in the works. I’m casting the first, “45 Years,” a kind of thematic sequel to “Weekend” about a marriage thrown into free fall. The second is an adaptation of the novel “Lean on Pete” by Willy Vlautin.

    What are challenges you’ve faced? What is the situation for young filmmakers in Britain today?

    The biggest challenge is not giving up. It can be a depressing process when you get turned down for funding, or your short film is rejected from a festival, or you’re told there is no market for your script. I think in Britain it is amazing that we have public funding for films, and I’m grateful for that, but at the same time, it does hamper a certain attitude. I was inspired by the microbudget filmmakers in the United States (such as Joe Swanberg, Aaron Katz, Andrew Bujalski, et cetera) who just made their own personal films by any means necessary. My first feature, “Greek Pete,” cost under $10,000, and although hardly anyone saw it, it really got things started.

    How did “Weekend” evolve?

    “Weekend” came from wanting to make a film about gay people that felt authentic and true . Everyone turned the script down for funding, saying the things I expected: It’s too gay, not gay enough, no one will want to see it. In the end, we found regional funding. It was absolutely a collaboration between the three of us [including the actors Tom Cullen and Chris New], just trying to make something honest and real.

    Maren Ade
    For much of the moviegoing world, 2010 was about studio sequels with kiddie wizards and sensitive vampires and the like, but for those who ventured beyond the multiplex, it was also the year of “Everyone Else.” In America, this German film barely pulled in $100,000 in theaters, but it scored big in the major year-end critics polls, voted ninth best in Film Comment magazine, fifth in The Village Voice and fifth again on Indiewire.

    If you have never heard of “Everyone Else” or its director, Maren Ade, or that she is often grouped together with a vital German film movement called the Berlin School, it’s no surprise. The deluge of new movies makes it extraordinarily difficult for art-house distributors to grab the attention of American viewers, especially for foreign-language titles that don’t speak French. And “Everyone Else,” which explores the relationship between a young man and woman while they’re on vacation at his parents’ Sardinian villa, isn’t flashy. It’s intimate, beautiful, real — and it’s about love, which is the most important thing in life but also one of the most difficult to get right on screen.

    Ms. Ade hasn’t directed a new movie since “Everyone Else,” which won two awards at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival (it shared the Silver Bear). Still, she has remained busy, notably with the production company that she started with Janine Jackowski, whom she met when they were at the Munich Academy for Film and Television.

    Lixin Fan
    Lixin Fan’s documentaries — those he has produced as well as those he has directed — explore some of the demographic and environmental consequences of China’s recent, rapid economic growth. These are excerpts from an e-mail exchange.

    A. O. SCOTT How did you start working in China?

    LIXIN FAN I was born and raised in the city of Wuhan in central China. I became a journalist for a local TV station after graduating from college. I started to work for indie documentary productions while having a day job. In 2006, I emigrated to Canada to join EyeSteelFilm, a Montreal indie company specialized in making social documentaries. In the same year, I came back to Chongqing to work on “Up the Yangtze,” a documentary about the Three Gorges Dam. Then I started to travel back and forth between the two worlds to work. In a nutshell, my journey was a loop to offer me some valuable insights about my home country from outside in and inside out.

    What are some of the main challenges of making documentaries in China?

    Censorship is obviously a big obstacle for films on sensitive subjects if you wish to broadcast in the country. Most government agencies or businesses are cautious about accepting film requests, but we always try to shoot run-and-gun style, without permits. I work mostly with Chinese crews, so we don’t sound alarms.

    A change I’ve sensed in recent years is that people have less trust in strangers. That sometimes prolongs our filming process and dampens the penetration of story, if you don’t have enough time to let people willingly open up for your camera. That can be really frustrating, especially when you start to reflect that the reason is the whole society’s lack of a sense of security.

    Matias Piñeiro
    AGE: 32 | ‘VIOLA’
    The romantic and professional predicaments of underemployed, overeducated young people in a big American city. These are hardly unusual concerns for a filmmaker, but in Matias Piñiero’s movies, the city is Buenos Aires and the strivings of the young are filtered through a lively literary sensibility and a precise and elegant visual style.

    A. O. SCOTT Can you describe the process of making your films?

    MATIAS PIÑIERO I work somehow fast. I make films with people that I respect both as friends and colleagues. I admire how they work and how they are. I make very low-budget films that work and are sustainable in their own system of production, distribution and exhibition, which is very small and doesn’t fall into any crisis. It is somehow “ecological.” Two months before shooting I write the script, and try to start rehearsing as soon as possible. Opening the script to actors, director of photography, assistants and friends is key, so as to take out the bad ideas and bring in the new, fresh ones, the ones that are more connected with the reality of the shooting, which is coming up in a short time.

    Are you aware of the American term “mumblecore,” which is sometimes used to characterize low-budget films made by young people about (more or less) their own lives? Do you see any affinity between those movies and your own?

    I know mumblecore, but for the last three years haven’t seen all. I think I may share with the films that are related to that term, extra-low-budgets that we use to produce, the production system and the young-people theme [and] imagery. On the other hand, I enjoy cinema much more in terms of artifice and composition rather than the obsessive naturalism that sometimes I think those films fall into. I’d rather not mumble, but enjoy talking in fast, plentiful kinds of ways, as in Hawks or Sturges.

    read about the 12 other filmmakers at the source

    any filmmakers under 40 you'd add to the list?

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    Taylor Swift does a little retail therapy on Thursday (September 5) in West Hollywood, Calif.

    The 23-year-old singer was joined by her good friend Hailee Steinfeld.


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    In Rookie Blue 4×13 You Can See The Stars, Andy and Chloe are blindsided by an unseen shooter when they respond to a routine 911 call. When more shots are fired at a subsequent emergency call, the officers realize that 15 Division is being targeted by someone out for revenge. The clock is ticking as the squad tries to serve and protect, while running down suspects. Meanwhile, Oliver comes face to face with the shooter in a gut-wrenching, life-changing moment.

    Still reeling from tonights episode


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    It doesn’t seem so long ago that many people thought social networking was done, and that anything that wasn’t Facebook would become a feature, app or acquisition of the social juggernaut.

    In the past year, however, that’s started to change. Snapchat brought ephemerality to photo sharing, Nextdoor is reconnecting real-world neighboursand Whatsapp, WeChat and Line are fighting for mobile instant-messaging dominance.

    Now, backed by some of Snapchat’s original investors, comesWhisper– an app for sharing (and viewing) secrets,

    posted anonymously.

    If that sounds a bit like the popular community art projectPostSecret, well, it is. But rather than mailing in physical postcards, Whisper makes it easy to upload a photo overlaid with the confiding text.

    “Facebook is the journal of record for your life, which implies that it’s permanent and personal,” says Jeremy Liew of Lightspeed Venture Partners, an early investor in both Whisper and Snapchat. “What Snapchat did is say hey, what if it wasn’t permanent? Whisper says hey, what if it wasn’t personal?”

    If trading secrets with strangers sounds like a niche market, Whisper has some numbers to shout about: the app’s backers claim usage has risen fivefold, from a substantial 500m pageviews a month in March to 2.5bn today.

    Growth like that incurs hefty infrastructure costs, and so Whisper is raising $21m in Series B financing led by Sequoia Capital’s Roelof Botha, who has previously backed YouTube, Tumblr and Instagram, and will join the board. Lightspeed is also increasing its stake as part of the round.Reports have pegged the valuationin the region of $75m to $100m.

    That’s on the larger side for a Series B funding. Mr Liew says that – like Snapchat – he sees potential in Whisper’s high level of engagement (users return several times a day) by providing an outlet for an unmet need:

    “The sorts of things people are sharing here really are secrets. Facebook and Twitter are places where you’re always carefully cultivating your image – you have to be happy and successful and funny. You are the best version of yourself there but that’s not the whole you. You’re also anxious and sad and nervous. There is a whole gamut of emotions that people go through. What Whisper allows, because it’s anonymous, is for people to share all the things they’re feeling.”

    “It’s not just about secrets or confessions – it’s about connecting with people you do not know,” he says. “Sharing with people you don’t know is going to be just as big as sharing with people you do know. It’s about connecting you to the world around you without the social media fishbowl, just very authentic and raw.”

    mods this is a different article from the one i posted originally, we've had several other posts about different apps and websites similar to this one so please accept!


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  • 09/05/13--21:45: Joe Manganiello Shaved

  • Breaking beard news: True Blood star Joe Manganiello has taken a razor to his beloved scruff and Wednesday evening, he debuted a smooth, clean-shaven face at the 10th Annual Style Awards in New York City. We hardly recognized him at first, but now that we’ve confirmed that baby-faced man at right is in fact the same person who plays manly-man Alcide on the HBO show, we can’t decide if we should be howling with delight or crying ourselves to sleep over this news.

    On the one hand, his bare face does make his big, brown, beautiful eyes stand out even more than they already did. And who knew he was hiding such a chiseled jawbone under that hair? (Not us, because we’ve never touched his face before. Which is just unfair and awful.)

    But on the other: That facial hair was just plain sexy.

    We’re still unsure as to how we feel about Manganiello ditching the beard. But we know one thing for certain: We wish he’d ditched his shirt too.


    Do you prefer men clean shaved or with facial hair?

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    Chris Evans and his girlfriend Minka Kelly enjoy a day full of fun while taking in all the attractions at Disneyland and California Adventure on Monday (September 2) in Anaheim, Calif.

    The 32-year-old actor passed by a bunch of parkgoers wearing Captain America gear, but few people noticed he was actually there!

    Captain America star Chris sported 3D glasses while enjoying a fun day out with girlfriend Minka Kelly at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, earlier this week.

    The 32-year-old actor and his 33-year-old girlfriend wore the yellow-rimmed glasses as they whizzed around on the Toy Story Mania ride at the popular theme park.

    The pair certainly seemed to be enjoying themselves at the venue as they strolled around together, trying out rides including the The Hollywood Tower of Terror.

    Upping the adrenaline on the day out, Chris and Minka then went for a more high-octane ride, grinning widely as they gripped the handles while enjoying the California Screamin' roller coaster.

    And coolling off on a balmy day, the couple were then seen getting soaked as they took part on the Grizzly River Run, with Minka seen screaming with delight as their group was splashed by the water.

    Despite both Chris and Minka's fame, the couple didn't attract too much attention on their day out.

    Chris, currently sporting a grizzly beard, wore checked shorts, a printed T-shirt and baseball cap, completing his look with sunglasses.

    Meanwhile, Minka went for light-coloured jeans and a tiger-print T-shirt, adding a beige cap, backpack and shades to her ensemble.


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    After serving as the flagship sponsor of Fox’s The X Factor for its first two seasons—an agreement that included extensive integrations and interactive elements—Pepsi has passed on a third go-around with the show.

    Also stepping away from the struggling musical-competition program is General Motors’ Chevrolet marque. (Although they bailed last year)

    When Pepsi first signed on as The X Factor’s primary sponsor in March 2011, it ponied up some $60 million for the opportunity. At the time, Simon Cowell’s new show was being touted as the next American Idol, a comparison that would prove to be unfounded. After bowing Sept. 21, 2011, to 12.5 million viewers and a 4.4 rating in the 18-49 demo, Factor failed to build on those results.

    If the inaugural season didn’t live up to the hype (that same year, precursor Idol averaged 23.1 million viewers and a 7.3 in the dollar demo, roughly double Factor’s deliveries), Season 2 really never caught fire. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, Factor’s second year averaged just 8.28 million viewers and a 2.9 among the under-50 crowd despite adding of Britney Spears and Demi Lovato.

    For all that, Factor was still one of last season’s top-20 programs. When seven days of time-shifted viewing are brought into consideration, the show averaged a respectable 3.5 in the demo.

    Happily for Fox, two other heavies have stepped in to fill the void left behind by the soft drink, automotive and telecom giants. On Friday, the network announced that it had signed Honda and Procter & Gamble as season-long backers of Factor.

    Honda will leverage its sponsorship as a means to kick-start the launch of its 2014 Odyssey minivan. As the official auto sponsor of Factor, Honda’s Odyssey will be integrated in three episodes of the show, which returns for its third season on Sept. 11 and 12.

    Per terms of the deal with Fox, Honda also will sponsor Factor’s digital voting and Fan Rewards program.

    “Families across the U.S. have a very personal relationship with their Hondas, and integrating our vehicles into one of America’s top-rated programs allows us to extend that connection to The Factor’s viewers and participants,” said Michael Accavitti, svp of auto operations at American Honda, by way of announcing the deal. “As a part of our season-long sponsorship, the redesigned 2014 Odyssey will be an integral part of the contestant experience, and our engagement with The X Factor community will extend beyond the show through a robust social media and online presence.”

    Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

    For its part, P&G said that Factor presents “a natural fit for our collection of beauty brands.” TV’s leading advertiser will use its Factor partnership to promote its Cover Girl cosmetics line, Herbal Essences hair care and Secret deodorant/antiperspirant products.

    When Factor returns with its first auditions episode, it will go head-to-head with the third installment of NBC’s much-hyped new game show, The Million Second Quiz and the 33rd of 36 episode of CBS’ Big Brother. (ABC and the CW are both in repeats.) The Thursday night show will face off with Quiz, Big Brother and a special CBS fall preview.


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    Deadline are reporting that Nathalie Emmanuel has been cast in James Wan’s ‘Fast & Furious 7.’ Universal Pictures is keeping character descriptions under wraps, but a source close to the project says that Emmanuel will be part of the pedal to the metal team led by Dom Toretto, played by Vin Diesel. The British actress is currently seen on HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ in the role of Missandei, personal aide to exiled princess Daenerys Targaryen.

    Last week it was reported that Kurt Russell is in negotiations to join James Wan’s ‘Fast & Furious 7.’ No description on who Russell would be playing, but sources say it is the role that Universal Pictures originally offered to Denzel Washington — clearly showing its importance to the films story. The latest installment in the Fast & Furious franchise already has Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Jason Statham on-board as new additions to a series that stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriquez and Dwayne Johnson. No plot details have been unveiled yet, except that the film will return to Los Angeles after the previous five films were set in other locations. This May’s ‘Fast & Furious 6′ is the highest grossing film for Universal Pictures, having made more than $750 million at the worldwide box office.


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  • 09/06/13--20:24: IT'S SOAP NEWS FRIDAY!!!!

  • Young & Restless Star Michael Muhney Previews Adam’s Shocking Baby News!

    Soap Opera Network sat down with Muhney to get his take on how his alter ego is going to react to the news that Chelsea’s baby is really his own, and the actor teases that the drama to come will make you cry like a baby!

    Adam overheard a conversation between Dylan and Billy that makes him think the baby is actually his own. “Adam’s ears perk up, and all of a sudden, his radar is highly tuned; he hears this, and there’s this ‘Oh my God, what now?’” the actor teases.

    There will be plenty of acrimony to come. There’s going to be a lot of battling: Necessary arguments and fights and chess games and power plays are going to have to be made from both sides,” he says, adding that fight scenes are some of his favorite to play with Egan.

    “You have a really strong actor in Missy, and one of my favorite things to do with her on stage with the cameras rolling is argue with her. She is one of the few professional actors in soaps that is willing to and wants to run lines over and over again and know them so well that when you go out there, you can overlap lines.

    We can really talk about the timing of a scene and make it so realistic that you feel like you’re peeking in on someone’s argument. There are a lot of fireworks that I imagine will be happening, and I get to really sink my teeth in as an actor in scenes with someone who is a really wonderful sparring partner.”

    But don’t think that when Adam finds out the truth about the baby, the storyline will be over. In fact, Muhney says that’s not the case at all. “This story sort of leads down a rabbit hole that is going to get deeper and deeper and deeper,” he previews.

    “It’s a very intense, emotionally packed story that is not a two-week long or a four-week long or a 3-month long storyline. With Adam, you’re finding out that there are so many other stories to tell that continue falling over like Dominoes that keep the momentum of the show moving into the future.

    The things that are developing for him are getting me excited. I’m intrigued, and I also can say with 100 percent certainty that the audience too is going to be very, very invested in this fall and this winter and really find a favorite place in their heart for ‘Y&R.’

    Charles Shaughnessy and Patsy Pease Return to DAYS; First Airdate Revealed!

    A rep for the show confirms exclusively to Soap Opera Network that the pair will first appear on Monday, November 18 — right in the middle of sweeps!

    Charles Shaughnessy (Shane) will join Patsy Pease (Kimberly) back in Salem for November sweeps, confirms a show spokesperson. The actor, who last appeared in May, 2012, was open to the idea of a comeback, especially now that Shane and Kim's daughter Theresa (née Jeannie) is in town. "DAYS is a great bunch of people," Shaughnessy told Digest in the 8/5 issue.

    "If DAYS is interested, and they see some kind of story, or some way of having Shane involved, yeah, I would go back. It's work and it's fun work. I'm proud of my work on DAYS. Shane was a character the show created, and I helped create. Shane became a historic character. What's not to enjoy about that?"

    Hulu's Revival of One Life to Live Suspended Indefinitely Due to Lawsuit With ABC!

    One Life to Live may not have any lives left. Production company Prospect Park, which acquired the rights from ABC, has put plans for the next season on hold pending the resolution of its breach-of-contract lawsuit against the Alphabet net, as first reported by the Los Angeles Times.

    In addition, Prospect Park sued ABC in April, alleging the Alphabet net killed off two One Life to Live characters and effectively killed off a third character to sabotage the online resurrection of the show. ABC called the suit, which seeks $25 million in damages, “baseless” and said it remained “very supportive of the online launch of both One Life to Live and All My Children.”

    Many of the soap's characters appeared on General Hospital. During this time, Cole and Hope Thornhart were killed in a car accident. In the lawsuit, PP argues that the characters were on loan to GH and ABC sabotaged OLTL's online reboot by killing them. ABC defended its creative decision to kill off the characters, saying that they "acted reasonably and in good faith at all times."

    OLTL wrapped its first online season last month, while AMC's Season 1 finale was released Monday. However, writers are still working on scripts for a second season of All My Children. Propsect Park CEO Jeff Kwantinetz told the paper that he hopes to resume production on AMC later this month.

    The lawsuit is the latest bump in the road in the online revivals. In May, a month after their premieres, Prospect Park cut down their weekly episodes from four to two to avoid overloading fans with content. In June, the shows went on early hiatus due to a labor dispute that has since been resolved.

    Salt Lake City's KSL won't be airing DAYS OF OUR LIVES during the day!

    Fans of "Days of Our Lives"— those who still watch the venerable daytime soap — aren’t happy with KSL-Channel 5.

    As of Monday, the local NBC affiliate will no longer air "Days" during the day.

    If you want to watch the sand fall through that hourglass, you’ll have to either stay up late or set the DVR. KSL is moving "Days" from weekdays at 2 p.m. to weeknights at 1:05 a.m.

    Adding to the frustration is that, while Channel 5 can’t find room to air "Days" during the day, it can find room to air "Dr. Phil" twice.

    Why is the soap opera off the schedule? I’m guessing it’s ratings-related. But I can’t say for sure, because the folks at KSL have declined to respond to several requests for clarification.

    And into that vacuum rushes speculation. If you do a quick search on the Internet, you’ll find fans suggesting that KSL made this decision because of the show’s gay storyline involving Will (Chandler Massey) and Sonny (Freddie Smith).

    I’m not buying that explanation, given that Will and Sonny were first seen in bed together on "Days" 10 months ago. KSL tends to be slow on the uptake, but not this slow.

    For that matter, "Days" has featured storylines about everything from adultery to satanic possession since long before KSL became an NBC affiliate in 1995.

    Erika Slezak Responds To ONE LIFE TO LIVE Production Halt!

    "When these issues are worked out between Prospect Park and ABC/Disney, we will resume, but unfortunately there is no timetable," Slezak said on her website.
    "I sincerely thank all of you for watching and supporting us and keep your fingers crossed for a speedy resolution."

    Susan Lucci gears up for New York Fashion Week, revealing the craziest items in her closet!

    "I don't want to get rid of it; I've had it a long time," she told Newsday about the craziest item in her closet, during the NFL Women's Apparel's fashion presentation Tuesday at Grand Central Station in Manhattan.

    "It's a little yellow cropped jacket and it's a life vest -- it has lights and a whistle -- and when things got really long and crazy at work on 'All My Children,' I would put on my life vest."

    GUIDING LIGHT alum Marshall Hilliard joins THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS!

    Hilliard (ex-Dylan, DAYS; ex-Hart, GL) has joined the cast of Y&R as Officer George. According to the actor's rep, the character is set to be part of a major storyline.

    Former GUIDING LIGHT and ONE TREE HILL star Bethany Joy Lenz Joins CSI's Milestone 300th Episode!

    Lenz as signed on to guest star in the milestone outing as a sexy, seemingly normal-looking mother of two.

    Zack Conroy making another YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS appearance!

    Zack Conroy (Oliver) hasn't had a whole lot going on over on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, so it's no surprise that the shutterbug is back taking pictures over at THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS.

    Look for the actor to make another Genoa City appearance on Friday, September 20.

    Rebecca Budig To Co-Host The Better Show!

    Former All My Children fan favorite Rebecca Budig(Ex-Greenlee) has a new gig and this time … it’s a host! That’s right, the multi-talented star is set to debut on September 9th as the co-host of The Better Show! The series from Meredith Video Studios’ will have a new look when it starts its seventh season September 9 as Budig will join JD Roberto as co-host of the popular daily lifestyle show.

    “I am excited for the opportunity to co-host a daily talk show, especially working with JD,” said Budig. “I’m always looking to improve my life and the lives of those around me, and The Better Show is the perfect example of a lifestyle show that does just that. It feels great to be a part of something that promotes better, positive living to viewers.”

    “We are very excited to have Rebecca join us and believe her addition will be a game changer for The Better Show", said Kieran Clarke, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Meredith Video Studios.

    “She brings extensive television experience and has a fun, positive attitude that will connect with audiences.”

    The Better Show is a contemporary information-talk show leveraging expertise from Meredith’s expansive content portfolio, including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Family Circle, More and Fitness magazines. It offers a great mix of editorial and branded entertainment segments, celebrity interviews and food, beauty, fashion and DIY-related content. The series currently airs every weekday in more than 160 markets reaching 75 percent of U.S. television households, including New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Boston.

    Starting this fall, The Better Show will also air every weekday to nearly 90 million homes on the Hallmark Channel.

    ‘Covert Affairs’ Star Engaged To ‘GH’s’ Favorite Former Butler!

    According to People Magazine, New Zealand-born actor/director/producer Stephen Kay, who portrayed Reginald Jennings on ABC’s “General Hospital” for more than a decade, is engaged to “Covert Affairs” star Piper Perabo. Kay is a co-executive producer on the hit USA Network series, which returns with new episodes on Thursday, October 17 after a four-week hiatus.

    “They’re very happy,” a People sources says of the couple.

    General Hospital Recasts Taylor Dubois With Actress Pepi Sonuga!

    There is a new Taylor Dubois at General Hospital! Apparently, Samantha Logan is out in the role as Felix’s sister!

    Actress Pepi Sonuga has taken over the role. The Nigerian-born actress will make her debut later this month.

    And according to Soap Opera Digest, “Logan is currently shooting Disney’s big-screen adaptation of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which co-stars Steve Carrell and Jennifer Garner!”

    The character of Taylor arrived on the scene in Port Charles back in June. The character quickly became friends with Britt, and had sex with TJ, who still was drawn to Molly.

    The Week In The Year 2000!

    Wade continued to torment Greenlee. Greenlee sought comfort in Leo, and in a moment of fear, she blurted out that she loved him. Ryan and Gillian found Jake, but before they could take him home, a sniper shot him. Marian and Stuart reunited. Stuart quickly regained his memory, and he and Marian were furious with Arlene. In an effort to make Adam jealous, Liza pretended that she and Tad had slept together. Adam's response to the lie involved smashing the fuse box at the ColMar tower in a fit of rage. Liza admitted to Tad that she still loved Adam.

    Carly interrupted Jack and Julia's wedding, but Jack went through with the ceremony. Holden arrived on the island and found Lily and Simon kissing; the couple returned to Oakdale, full of misgivings. Lucinda talked to Rose's father and learned she had been adopted. Jake secretly bailed Rose out of jail so she could help Molly and Abigail expose Katie. Lucinda found Lily and Simon locked in an embrace at the jail.

    Taylor advised Brooke to take Bridget on a trip to prove Bridget, not Thorne, was her priority. Kimberly challenged Thorne to prove that he didn't want to escalate their relationship. C.J. cautioned Amber about the Forresters' agenda. Stephanie, Eric, and Rick considered having Amber's parole conditions changed in order to force her and baby Eric to move back in with them. Morgan assured Taylor that she had been artificially inseminated.

    Belle sought Marlena's comfort after her "date" with Shawn. Shawn was confused, and later found Belle and apologized to her. Bo told Shawn and Caroline that he planned to go to Ireland to research the Brady and DiMera connection. Lexie and Abe learned about the mystery of baby John's paternity. Craig comforted Chloe, and Craig pressed Nancy for the identity of Chloe's father. Brady had a run-in with Craig and Nancy, and John and Marlena argued over his past. Marlena was upset and stunned when John told her he remembered being intimate with Princess Gina. The plan to get Sami back to Salem escalated to a dangerous breaking point as Brandon had almost all the evidence he needed from Angela to nail Kate and Lucas. Nicole got Victor's attention. Austin caught Sami in a lie. Hattie was fired from her job, and seriously considered Bart's offer for the "Dr. Marlena" makeover. Stefano began yet another plan to use Hattie as the wedge to drive Marlena and John apart and punish Marlena for not choosing him as her lover. Nancy tried to spice up the Dr. Marlena Showto drive up the ratings. John committed himself to Marlena and their unending love.

    Carly informed a stunned A.J. that Jason was back in town; A.J. responded by lashing out at everyone. After failing to convince Jason to leave the country with her and Michael, Carly agreed to marry Sonny. Stefan convinced Chloe that Helena had kidnapped both of them, and he then attempted to earn her friendship and trust. Lucky and Nikolas succeeded in planting the dead body of Ted the cop in Zander's car; Emily arrived at the rave, and Zander confronted her. Luke decided it was time to return to Port Charles, but he and Roy argued over the best way to do so and about their pasts. Ned and Alexis were caught on tape again.

    Richard and Cassie believed Edmund and hired his plant as Cassie's bodyguard. Jim was distressed over Susan's disappearance and blamed everyone else. A clue turned up that might put Susan in grave danger. Olivia was upset to learn of Reva's unfortunate sexual past, and later needed to deal with her troubled brother's arrival in Springfield. Josh warned Phillip and the workers that he would notify OSHA if worksite conditions were not corrected. Later, Josh was caught in a terrible explosion at the site -- all fueled by Maria Santos' order. Holly and Billy started their wild and wet fishing adventure. Tony put the make on Maura. Ray desperately tried to convince a very emotional Danny and Michelle to try to put their marriage back together.

    Antonio admitted he was attracted to Roseanne. Nora didn't recognize anyone except Hank. Lindsay was thrilled Nora didn't recognize her. Todd wanted control of the Sun. Sophia and Antonio got their badges. Kelly and Kevin talked about how not to hurt Joey with their relationship. Asa instructed Max to look for Will. Nora was reunited with Rachel. Jessica found Will. Bo told Melanie he wanted to start seeing her again. Ben admitted to Sam that Ben was Asa's son. R.J. was furious that Lindsay had used the drug on Nora. Sam took Matthew to see Nora. Todd made himself at home in Roseanne's penthouse. Sam agreed to the DNA test.

    Kay failed in another attempt to seduce Miguel. Luis lashed out at Julian and vowed to make arrests concerning the death of his father. Rebecca and Pilar faced off over their daughters. Pilar implored Ethan to think about the consequences of whatever decision he made. Sheridan told Luis to arrest her for his father's murder. The evil Charity realized Kay was a problem. She formulated a plan to get rid of both Kay and Miguel. Evil Charity instructed Tabitha and Timmy they would be spared if they helped in the plan to kill Miguel. Ivy and Rebecca confronted Ethan about his feelings for Theresa. Eve claimed she had let Sheridan think she had killed Martin so she could work out her feelings of guilt. Luis remained suspicious.

    Tricia showed up at Ryan's apartment, but she was too late to save her marriage. Ryan felt all love had been lost, and he wanted to file for a legal separation. Brittany took advantage of Billy by slipping him some sleeping pills to make him pass out. As Mac walked through the door, she caught Brittany and Billy in a compromising position, and she was brokenhearted. Nikki wondered if her relationship with Victor was over. Nikki reached out to Victoria for support with Victor gone and Diane making trouble. Nick and Sharon went on vacation with the kids, and they returned while "Carter" was still working late at night. Matt put his plan into action. Matt and Larry plotted to plant drugs at the coffeehouse in order to send Nick back to prison. Raul and Rianna shared a passionate kiss as a celebration of their summer together. Brad wanted to help Ashley raise her child as if it were his own, since he hadn't had much of a role while his own child, Colleen, had been young.


    Sami's trial has a rough start; Nicole confronts Brady about his request; Kristen thinks about getting rid of the incriminating flash drive; Chad hears Cameron telling Abigail to to get to serious with anyone.

    Kate's testimony makes things worse for Sami; Father Matt gives Nicole a warning; Kristen talks to Daniel about a fertility doctor.

    Rafe's testimony does Sami more harm than good; Maggie wonders about Nick's feelings for Gabi; Cameron pushes Chad to tell his loved ones about his prognosis.

    Marlena and Nicole team up against Kristen; Marlena suggests Eric try hypnosis to recover his memories; J.J. threatens to leave; Abigail learns Theresa is buying drugs from her brother.

    J.J. and Jennifer fight; Kristen busts Marlena; Daniel thinks of a new way for Eric to trigger his memories; Nick goes on the stand at Sami's trial.

    Monday (Olivia finds Sonny about to Commit Suicide)
    Olivia tries to talk Sonny off of the proverbial ledge; Britt can't make it to a hospital in time to deliver her baby.

    Tuesday (Complications Arise with the Birth)
    Britt's newborn baby is rushed to General Hospital, where Silas attempt to save its life following complications

    Wednesday (Sonny continues his downward spiral)
    Sonny loses control after learning A.J. has pleaded not guilty and Diane is blaming Sonny for Connie's murder

    Thursday (It's Jason's Birthday)
    Jason's loved ones remember him on his birthday; Sam and Alexis wait for Danny to recover from his bone marrow transplant.

    Friday (Carly Settles Franco into a Hotel Room)
    Carly and Franco receive a surprise visitor; Sam reflects on her past with Jason on his birthday

    Wyatt happily anticipates that his new business ties to Hope and Forrester will lead to personal closeness between him and Hope.

    News of Hope's business offer to Wyatt and Quinn's company upsets Liam.

    Hope tries to reassure Liam that her business dealings with Wyatt will not affect their relationship.

    A visit from Quinn gives Katie a new ally against Bill.

    Bill becomes furious when Katie's announcement to him and Brooke reveals her future plans with Will.

    Hearing Katie's intentions leads to an apology and a plea for forgiveness from Brooke.

    Carter goes out of his way to cheer up Maya with candles, champagne and a new idea for the upcoming season of "Room 8."

    Thomas and Thorne sulk over Eric's decision that Rick should remain on as Forrester's president.

    Rick confides in Liam he is torn between Maya and Caroline.

    Bill and Wyatt agree to make a fresh start in their father-son relationship.

    Donna and Pam's first meeting with Quinn, is icy, with both women suspicious of her.

    COMING: Liam wants Hope as his wife -- before Wyatt's influence gets too strong.

    9/9, Cane and Lily's plot against Hilary takes an unexpected turn

    9/10, Sharon is determined to stop Avery and Nick's wedding; Chelsea has to come clean with Dylan.

    9/11, Friends and family come together for the reading of Katherine's will; Nikki shares an important secret with Paul.

    9/12, Victoria and Billy declare their love for each other; Victor is suspicious of Adam's connection to the mysterious investor.

    9/13, Avery and Nick's wedding comes with a surprise; Nikki makes a decision about the future.

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