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Oh No They Didn't! - LiveJournal.com

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    One of the best underdog stories in movies last year happened off the big screen, with Benh Zeitlin's debut feature "Beasts Of The Southern Wild," a tiny-budgeted indie with a bizarre premise and non-actors in all of the major roles, dazzling audiences from Park City, Utah to Cannes, ultimately picking up four Academy Award nominations, including a Best Picture nod and a Best Director nomination for Zeitlin. Of course the question ultimately arises: what next? How do you follow such a strong debut? Well, if you're Zeitlin, you go even weirder.

    In a lengthy profile of 20 exciting young filmmakers in The New York Times, Zeitlin is asked about his follow-up to "Beasts Of The Southern Wild," explaining that it's going to be even wilder than 'Beasts.' "The new film is about a young girl who gets kidnapped onto a hidden ecosystem where a tribal war is raging over a form of pollen that breaks the relationship between aging and time," Zeitlin told the paper. "It follows a friendship-love story-adventure of her and a joyous, reckless, pleasure-mongering young boy as they swirl in and out of youth and as the ecosystem around them spirals toward destruction. We’re working on it all day every day, but as all psychotic adventures go, you know where your destination is but not how long it’s going to take to get there."

    Um… Wow.

    For a while it had been rumored that the follow-up would deal with the "out of wack" aging process and have some kind of magical component (just like 'Beasts'), but this sounds even crazier than we could have imagined. We appreciate that after the accolades came in, he didn't jump on the first studio project that came his way, although we worry that this could be a maddening follow-up, and not just because the director hedged his bets by saying that it could take a really long time. Hopefully Zeitlin is able to maintain the delicate mixture of surrealism and heartthat made"Beasts Of The Southern Wild" such a singularly powerful experience.



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    Obviously, he'll reteam with Queen Quvenzhané for the lead role of that young girl in his bonkers second movie and it will be fucking awesome!



    Haters of BOTSW can exit stage GTFO and go suck on an auroch's dick.

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    Bruno Mars may have been locked out of heaven, but it's looking like he'll have a ticket to the Super Bowl.

    The crooner is expected to be tapped to perform at the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVIII next February, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. An announcement could come as early as this Sunday.

    Neither the NFL, which produces the Pepsi-sponsored halftime show, or Fox, which is carrying the Super Bowl this season, would comment. An NFL spokesman would only jokingly say that Janet Jackson and Miley Cyrus have been ruled out as performers.

    If he gets the gig, Mars better bring his winter coat or at least a warm sweater. This year's game is being played in the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

    The New Jersey locale would seem to require a homegrown act. However, Bruce Springsteen has already played the Super Bowl and Bon Jovi is in disarray after the exit of guitarist Richie Sambora from the band.

    Mars might not be at the mega-star status of recent headliners like Beyoncé and Madonna, but he’s solidified himself as a scene-stealing performer – as indicated by his recent performances at MTV's Video Music Awards, the Grammys and Billboard Music Awards.

    A consummate performer, the singer-songwriter effortlessly harnesses the old school pizazz of James Brown, Prince and Elvis, who he cut his teeth impersonating as a kid, with a shimmering pop lilt that makes him an undeniable live force.

    His current Moonshine Jungle tour, which packed Staples Center for two sold-out nights this summer, showcased Mars at the top of his game. It was arena-worthy thrills without some of the go-to frills that his peers rely on to fill seats (forget backup dancers and acrobatics, Mars and his spectacularly charming eight-piece band do all of the heavy lifting onstage).

    Being trusted with the halftime show makes good on the promise Mars has shown in his young career. Having crafted a slew of ubiquitous hits for other acts with his production crew, the Smeezingtons, Mars finally stepped into the spotlight with his solo debut, “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” that came armed with a smattering of No. 1 pop tunes like “Grenade” and “Just the Way You Are.”

    His sophomore album, last year’s “Unorthodox Jukebox,” has sold more than 1 million records in the U.S> since its release in December and four million around the world. Chances are his smash “Locked Out of Heaven” will warm up the chilly stadium.

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    Beyoncé is an artist capable of whipping the world into an obsessive frenzy with just the slightest twitch of her hand—literally, she turned that very gesture into a global pop phenomenon—in turn bringing music listeners to their knees, bowing to her Tina-Turner-by-way-of-the-Tasmanian-Devil on-stage ferocity and star power. Lady Gaga is the kind of singing supernova who is shrewdly cognizant of the fact that pop music is, by nature, weird, and its stars themselves should be talked about as much as their songs. Justin Timberlake may be the closest heir to Michael Jackson’s throne we’ve seen yet, while Justin Bieber and One Direction dutifully fill their roles as the tween-set sensations.

    Take a poll of who people think is music’s biggest pop star, and it’s likely that one of those names will be the knee-jerk response. But none of them are.

    It’s Katy Perry.



    She’s not the singer with the most buzz. She doesn't have fan armies that launch countdown clocks to the release of her next song, she isn't the first choice to cover an issue of Vogue, and her music and antics don't dominate water-cooler conversation. She's popular, but not hip. She makes music that everyone sings along to, but not many people—certainly not critics—really love. She dresses in bright costumes and adopts an over-the-top persona, but still reads as dim and normal.

    While she certainly gets mentioned on the roster of reigning Queens of Pop, she’s not a deity, at least not the way Beyoncé or Lady Gaga often are often worshipped as. Yet on Thursday, Perry received her eighth number one single, a measure of astounding success that doesn’t just rival those god-like contemporaries, but actually exceeds them.

    It’s fitting that Perry’s latest smash is titled “Roar.” Though she’s been around for over six years, the song is almost a second coming out. She’s been quiet—and very—successful this past decade, but now she’s roaring.

    She’s music’s biggest pop star.

    Perry’s surge is also the more remarkable considering the dim prospects projected for her when she first came onto the scene.

    In 2007, Katy Perry debuted her first single, “I Kissed a Girl,” a PG-13 bubblegum pop track more Big Red spicy than Double Bubble sweet but nonetheless written off as a novelty song from a singer destined to be a one-hit wonder. The song was branded a “lipgloss lesbian” anthem by critics. Others dismissed it as faux provocation masking as pop.

    “Some people have taken "I Kissed a Girl" the wrong way, but others seem to get the joke,” Perry told The Daily Mail in a 2007 article titled, “I’m No One-Hit Wonder.” The joke, it soon became clear, was on those skeptics.

    “I Kissed a Girl” spent seven weeks at number one. Quickly silencing the one-hit wonder theorists, her follow-up, “Hot n Cold,” had a long residency in the Top 10, peaking at number three. In 2010, she released her sophomore album, Teenage Dream. Five consecutive singles from the album went to number one—“California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” “E.T.,” and “Last Friday Night.” A sixth, “The One That Got Away,” settled for number three, while two bonus singles off of a deluxe edition of the album—“Part of Me” and “Wide Awake”—charted at one and two, respectively.

    Now “Roar,” in addition to topping the charts, has accomplished an even more impressive feat: knocking Song of the Summer “Blurred Lines” from its 12-week perch at number one. Only five other women have more number one songs than her. Their names? Mariah Carey, Madonna, Rihanna, Whitney Houston, and Janet Jackson.

    You’ll notice the names glaringly missing from that list. Beyoncé, the deserving recipient of the title, the Greatest Performer of Her Time, only has five number one singles, and hasn’t had one since 2008’s “Single Ladies.” In fact, not one song off her last album, 4, charted higher than 16 on the Billboard Hot 100. In the same amount of time that Katy Perry has racked up eight number ones, Lady Gaga has only managed three.

    Both Gaga and Perry released their new singles, “Applause” and “Roar” on the same day. “Applause” peaked at number four and has already fallen two spots to number six. “Roar” logged an increase in digital sales over the past week.


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  • 09/06/13--20:29: WOLVERINE'S LAST STAND....
  • In X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Hugh Jackman will appear in a film as Wolverine for the sixth time, but it may also be his last time. While Jackman once claimed that the Wolverine role would have to be pried out of his claws, he seems to now be coming to peace with idea that his Wolverine days might soon be over.


    “It may be the last,” Jackman said in an interview with MTV. “And by the way, it didn’t hit me until three weeks before the end [of filming X-Men: Days Of Future Past], because we promoted The Wolverine and I came back on set with three weeks to go, and that’s when I went, ‘Well, who knows? Maybe there’s no more Wolverine. Maybe this is it. Who knows? Maybe.’ So I really made the most of those last few weeks. I enjoyed every time I put the claws on.”


    Realizing that he might be ending his career as Wolverine, Jackman also made sure that he didn’t leave the set empty-handed. “I nicked everything off the set,” Jackman said. “Because everyone nicks everything off those things, but I made sure I nicked the best stuff.”

    X-Men: Days Of Future Past is scheduled to be released in movie theaters on May 23, 2014.



    BRYAN SINGER IS DEFINITELY KILLING LOGAN. My PAQMAN STANNING WILL BE CRUSHED :(

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    TORONTO — Benedict Cumberbatch gives a nuanced portrayal of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate, which premiered Thursday night at the Toronto International Film Festival, and he has an equally nuanced view of the legal case that sprang from the historic information leak that Assange published to the site.
    Asked about the 35-year prison sentence given to Chelsea Manning, the former United States Army soldier who leaked hundreds of thousands of documents from the Afghan and Iraqi Wars, Cumberbatch said, “I wasn’t in the courtroom; I’ve been following it… it’s pretty devastating.”
    That said, Cumberbatch understands that principal and criminal codes are sometimes at conflict.
    “I don’t think it’s as simple as that, really,” the English actor said when asked whether Manning is a hero or villain. “I think what she did was incredibly brave, and at the same time, a legal process had to take place. It’s a very complex issue to just come down on one side or the other.”
    Cumberbatch’s Fifth Estate colleagues all praised Manning, as well.
    “I’m relieved that it wasn’t longer, frankly, because there was always that danger hanging over her head,” director Bill Condon said of Manning’s sentence. “I’m hopeful that there will be real leniency when it comes to getting a shorter sentence.”
    Screenwriter Josh Singer said, “You know that Chelsea Manning is up for parole in seven or eight years, so hopefully she won’t serve all 35 years. I think it’s very brave of Chelsea Manning to actually face up to the law and actually say, ‘Look, I’ve done this, I did this for a reason, and I’m willing to do the time for that.’”
    Still, there was a reticency to make any sweeping statements about international law, transparency, or the character of Assange himself.
    “I think it’s a question we start asking in the movie: What should be public, what should be private? Who should make those decisions?” Singer said.
    “I think he’s one of the most important and fascinating figures of our time,” Condon said of the WikiLeaks founder, who is living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London in fear of extradition to Sweden over sexual misconduct charges.
    The movie portrays Assange as an idealistic, driven devotee of corporate and government transparency, but with an outsized ego, double-edged charm that borders on personality disorder, and genius that does not compute doubt or counter-arguments.
    “Julian is really an interesting thinker; he was right there at the beginning of the cyberpunk movement, which was all about freedom of expression and the internet,” Condon added. “He was there right at the beginning, keeping ads off the internet, stuff like that he was involved with right from the start.”

    OP: Yeah, I suck at making up names for him... so I don't try.

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    And what a handsome face it is! Actor Michael Fassbender was snapped by the paparazzi as we was being escorted out from the Toronto Airport, where he stopped to give away a few autographs to fans.

    Fassbender is in Toronto to promote his film 12 Years A Slave, which is directed by Steve McQueen and co-stars Brad Pitt and Chiwetel Ejiofor, at the Toronto International Film Festival.

    The film is set during the Civil War, and tells the real life story of a man living in upstate New York who is abducted and sold into slavery. The movie received several standing ovations at Telluride and looks like a strong Oscar contender, as long as audiences can see its beauty amid the brutality.


    View more candid Toronto arrival photos of shark-tastic Fassy at the (
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    UNF yassssssss I'd definitely have Shark!Fassy ravage me whenever and I'd die a happy and decimated gay man... <3

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    Roundabout Theatre Company has officially announced that three-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams will star for the first time on Broadway as 'Sally Bowles' in its upcoming revival of Cabaret by Joe Masteroff, John Kander and Fred Ebb. She will take the stage at Studio 54 alongside Alan Cumming, reprising his Tony Award-winning role as the Emcee.

    Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (director) and Academy Award nominee Rob Marshall (co-director/choreographer) will return to recreate their Tony-nominated direction and choreography from the 1998 Tony Award-winning production.

    CABARET will play a 24-week limited engagement beginning previews on March 21, 2014 and open officially on April 24, 2014 at the newly transformed Kit Kat Klub at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th Street)

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    Start spreading the news—Liza Minnelli can't wait to see Michelle Williams playing Sally Bowles in Cabaret when she makes her Broadway debut next year in a revival of the legendary musical.
    It was announced earlier this week that the Brokeback Mountain star will play opposite Minnelli's good friend Alan Cumming as Emcee (he earned a Tony for the same role in a 1998 revival).
    "Michelle is a wonderful actress and I love Alan Cumming," Minnelli exclusively tells me. "I'm excited to see what they will do with the show and am sure it will be great!"
    Minnelli won an Oscar for her now-iconic portrayal of Sally in Bob Fosse's 1972 movie adaptation.

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    THANK GOD it's not Anne Hathaway like it was rumored a few months ago. Very happy with Michelle Williams and I'm so excited at the chance to see Alan Cumming's emcee since I was only 8 when this production ran in 1998. I'm still disappointed I missed his Macbeth

    This was announced yesterday but didn't see it posted here

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    "You can ask about my boyfriend. I just won't answer."

    – Eva Mendes, cheekily staying mum on her relationship with beau Ryan Gosling, to Lucky magazine
















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    "The only place I don't need to be in control is the bedroom."

    – Christina Aguilera, to Maxim


















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    "We hold hands cuz we are besties."

    – Jamie-Lynn Sigler, sharing a sweet photo of newborn son Beau, on Instagram















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    "I like him all ways: chubby, muscley, skinny. I'm always having affairs."

    – Deborra-Lee Furness, on her attraction to hubby Hugh Jackman's ever-changing physique, to Town & Country
















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    "#IDOL2014TheRemix"

    – Jennifer Lopez, who will return to American Idol's judging panel (alongside newbie Harry Connick Jr.) for season 13, on Twitter















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    "I feel like this is really a second chance for me."

    – Proud pop Alec Baldwin, who gets another shot at fatherhood with newborn daughter Carmen Gabriela, to PEOPLE
















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    "No face. Just fierce ... and juicy thighs."

    – Tyra Banks, flaunting her fabulous bikini body, on Twitter
















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    "He said YES!!"

    – Newly engaged Lance Bass, who popped the question to boyfriend of almost two years Michael Turchin, on Instagram
















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    "When life asks you to dance, you just have to dance."

    – Valerie Harper, who will show off her fancy footwork on season 17 of Dancing with the Stars, to PEOPLE
















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    "I can assure you: I won't go soft."

    – Dad-to-be Simon Cowell, who insists he won't lose his rough exterior after his baby is born, to The Times of London













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    HAPPY FRIDAY, ONTD!  :-)  xoxo



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    New York Times - September 6, 2013



    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Like most movie stars, Sandra Bullock has been endlessly sliced into snackable bites by the celebrity media. In Vanity Fair’s estimation, this Oscar-winning actress is “friendly and direct and so unpretentious.” (True.) Ms. Bullock is “America’s sweetheart,” according to dozens of color-by-number profiles, a gifted physical comedian who has suffered the occasional flop. (Fair enough.)

    After her 2010 divorce, she briefly got the tabloid treatment, with one overseas outlet publishing an article accompanied by this headline: Sandra Bullock Finally Leaves the House — Looking Like the Witch from She-Ra.” (Extremely doubtful.)

    But one of her most noteworthy attributes is almost never mentioned, perhaps because it’s not always easy to notice on camera. You have to peer behind her performances to see that Ms. Bullock, who returns to cinemas on Oct. 4 in the space thriller “Gravity,” is arguably Hollywood’s gutsiest A-list actress.



    Sure, “Two Weeks Notice” does not exactly scream fearless. But consider what came shortly after that 2002 romantic comedy. Ms. Bullock abruptly steered away from what was working, instead fighting for smaller dramatic roles that weren’t always flattering. (Her racist rich woman in “Crash” comes to mind.) That perilous professional shift led her to “The Blind Side” (2009), a difficult film that could have easily turned into a Lifetime melodrama. Instead, it won her an Academy Award.

    Last year, Ms. Bullock, 49, appeared naked in a long, raunchy skit on “Chelsea Lately.” You don’t see Julia Roberts doing that. Speaking of daring leaps, Ms. Bullock almost drowned by taking one into the North Atlantic in 2009 to film a scene for “The Proposal.” After bobbing in the water for take after take, she went into hypothermia and couldn’t breathe.“I’d put her toughness against any tough-guy actor out there,” said Todd Lieberman, a “Proposal” producer.

    Still not convinced? You will be after “Gravity.”

    Directed and co-written by Alfonso Cuarón, the meticulous filmmaker behind “Children of Men” and “Y Tu Mamá También,” both critical darlings, “Gravity” stars Ms. Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts adrift in space after surviving a shuttle mishap. But it’s largely a solo performance by Ms. Bullock in the way that “Cast Away”rested squarely on Tom Hanks, securing him an Oscar nomination in the process. (Hint, hint.) Mr. Clooney only appears in about a third of the film.

    “I actually never thought about being alone on screen for such a long time until I started doing press, and everyone asked me if that made me nervous, and then I started panicking,” Ms. Bullock said over lunch last month at the Polo Lounge. “I was mostly concerned about the Vomit Comet.”

    Ms. Bullock has been “deathly afraid of flying,” she said, since surviving a Wyoming plane crash in 2000. Her jet missed the runway, shearing off its landing gear and sustaining severe wing and nose damage. But she nonetheless agreed to make “Gravity,” knowing that Mr. Cuarón planned to spend day after day filming inside a jetliner that simulates weightlessness by climbing sharply and then plunging downward. NASA astronauts gave the plane its nickname, for the obvious reason.

    “I convinced myself it was the universe telling me I needed to get over my fear,” she said. “I said I would do it. I wasn’t happy about it. But I said I would do it.”

    Mr. Cuarón ultimately abandoned that cinematic torture device in favor of another one — a 10-foot- by- 14-foot box equipped with special lights and placed on a darkened soundstage. Ms. Bullock was “clamped” inside a “gruesome” harness, he said, and placed inside, where she remained isolated for hours at a stretch. A camera mounted on a robotic arm pivoted and circled around her. This newly developed technology made it look as if Ms. Bullock were floating through the darkness of space.

    “I was literally acting off of nothing for up to 10 hours a day, with headphones my only connection to Alfonso,” she said. “We made a catalog of music clips — whale sounds, Radiohead, weird screeching of metal — and I memorized them. I would say, ‘O.K., give me No. 4. That’s not working. Try No. 2. That’s better, that’s getting me to the emotion I need.’”

    To film one sequence, Ms. Bullock had to stay perfectly still and in character while a camera rushed toward her at 25 miles per hour, stopping only about an inch from her face. Other scenes required her to be strung up horizontally by 12 wires while puppeteers, including some who worked on “War Horse” on Broadway, maneuvered her through choreographed movements.

    “I got into it and didn’t last 20 seconds,” Mr. Cuarón said.

    “Gravity” knocked out critics on the opening night of the Venice Film Festival late last month with its edge-of-your-seat intensity and simultaneous sense of both claustrophobia and expansiveness. “Bullock is aces in by far the best film she’s ever been in,” Todd McCarthy wrote in The Hollywood Reporter. The 3-D film is also notable for its originality and short running time of 90 minutes. It opens with a 12-minute continuous shot and has deep-running emotional currents, although it’s hard to explain why without spoiling the plot.

    “It’s about rebirth,” Ms. Bullock said. “How do you let go in the worst possible situation so you can have some kind of release and peace?” She added, “Life is not going to stop coming at you. In the end, you just have to say, ‘I have no control.’ Your time is precious. Are you really going to waste it worrying about this stuff?”

    She was confronting those same questions in her personal life in 2010, when Mr. Cuarón flew to her Texas home and tried to talk her into “Gravity.” She had retreated there following the public revelation— one week after winning her Oscar — that her husband of five years, Jesse James, a motorcycle customizer and reality TV star, had been serially unfaithful.

    She divorced him, went forward with the adoption of a baby and made it clear to her agents that she had no interest in acting anytime soon. But Mr. Cuarón wanted her badly for “Gravity” and, after considering several other actresses, including Angelina Jolie, he decided to try and coax Ms. Bullock back to Hollywood. (“The Heat,” which came out in June and co-starred Ms. Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, was actually filmed after “Gravity.”)

    “All I had the energy for was being little bun-bun’s mom,” Ms. Bullock said, referring to her now 3-year-old son, Louis. “I didn’t want to work. But it’s hard to say no to Alfonso Cuarón. And ‘Gravity’ truly felt like a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

    When you sit before her, Ms. Bullock is everything you expect: friendly, witty, pretty, steady, normal. At one point, a waiter broke out in a cold sweat after noticing the table was wobbling on uneven legs. “That’s what sugar packets are for,” she said brightly. She was more concerned about a reporter’s pen. “I’m worried about that touching your shirt,” she said, moving an uncapped black Flair to a safer spot.

    Does she see herself as daring?

    “No,” she answered quickly.

    She took a bite of her salad (no beets or avocado, please) and thought about it for a few seconds. “I appreciate people saying ‘gutsy’ and not, ‘Ooh, well, she’s just a little ignorant,’ ” she said, putting on a twangy Texas accent for the last bit. “ ‘She goes in with blinders on, poor thing.’ ”

    You get the sense that Ms. Bullock feels as if she has something to prove with “Gravity.” The moviegoing masses still seem to have a flicker of doubt that she earned that Oscar, perhaps because her first big movie after winning it was “The Heat.” (Yes, she played a Sept. 11 widow in “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” which she filmed after Mr. Cuarón’s visit to Texas. But that 2011 drama was not widely seen, at least not by studio standards, and her role, with 24 minutes of screen time, was a supporting one.)

    “It’s hard not to feel that this brand of deeply forgettable fare is beneath Bullock,” Texas Monthly wrote of “The Heat,” which has taken in more than $200 million at the global box office.

    Translation: Please don’t become another Julia Roberts, the Oscar-winner who has lately been slumming it in movies like “Eat Pray Love” and “Mirror, Mirror”; or Halle Berry, who won an Academy Award only to churn out “X-Men” sequels, or Reese Witherspoon, who.... You get the idea.


    “What roles that are available will always be a factor,” said Octavia Spencer, an Oscar winner for “The Help” and a friend of Ms. Bullock’s since 1996, when they met on the set of “A Time to Kill.”“But Sandy has been very successful at not letting anyone put her in a box, and that will continue.

    “She has done it by continually taking risks — showing us these other colors, hello ‘Gravity’ — and working her guts out, and not fixating on how she looks in every scene. Those are things that not a lot of other actresses of her echelon do.”

    Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/08/movies/sandra-bullock-may-be-hollywoods-gutsiest-a-list-actress.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0






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    The album cover is finished and Gaga reportedly showed it to a few fans tonight. It is made by Jeff Koons.


    "Jeff Koons is making a sculpture of me, it's going to be my album cover" - Lady Gaga










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    Christina Aguilera recently debuted her slimmed-down body, but the singer says she doesn't work out like crazy.

    The 32-year-old is on the cover of Maxim magazine's October issue. She's sporting a bra and a big shirt in the cover photo and a fitted dress in the magazine spread.

    In a phone interview Thursday, Aguilera says her daily routine includes working out — on some days.

    Says Aguilera: "If I can squeeze in a workout, great. If not, that's OK, too."

    The Grammy winner adds that her 5-year-old son, Max, is also keeping her in shape: "Running around with him all day is pretty good exercise."

    Aguilera will return to the fifth season of NBC's "The Voice" on Sept. 23.

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    If you can't wait to get a taste of the Season 6 premiere of "Sons of Anarchy," your time has come. Three video clips have been released from "Straw," which reveal quite a bit about where the characters are as the season begins.

    In the first, Gemma (Katey Sagal) welcomes Juice (Theo Rossi) home. You may recall at the end of Season 5, Juice was very useful in helping frame Clay (Ron Perlman) for the murder of Damon Pope (Harold Perrineau). The second clip is a personal moment between Unser (Dayton Callie) and Gemma. While their relationship was always very close in the past, something has definitely changed, with Gemma emotionally blocking herself off.


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    The action comes in the third clip, when Jax (Charlie Hunnam), Nero (Jimmy Smits) and the club find a warehouse with women locked in cages. When the guys running the show don't take kindly to Jax's warning to pay the women and let them go, of course it becomes a fight. Without fighting and guns, there would be a lot of time to fill.


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    It's also been announced that for the very first "Anarchy Afterword post-show, creator Kurt Sutter will be joined by Smits, Kim Coates, and celebrity superfan Margaret Cho. The show will be streaming live on the "Anarchy Afterword" website and is hosted by Chris Franjola. The show will air following the season premiere, at 11:30 p.m. ET.

    "Sons of Anarchy" Season 6 premieres Tuesday, September 10, at 10 p.m. ET on FX.

    + in case anybody is interested, the season 5 gag reel can be found HERE
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    Fifth Harmony at the first show of the I Wish tour -- they performed three new songs + two covers! They're all way better than Miss Movin' On/Me & My Girls.



    NEW SONG - Who Are You



    Teenage Dream cover



    NEW SONG - One Wish



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    There's a third new song called Better Together but it hasn't been uploaded yet--will add it to the post when it goes up! The girls are so perfect in person especially Ally and Dinah.

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    On August 17, Hyon Song-wol, a North Korean pop star who was widely rumored to be a long-term paramour of man-boy dictator Kim Jong-un, was allegedly arrested on charges of pornography with 11 others. Three days later, a firing squad reportedly executed the group in front of their family members.

    "They were accused of videotaping themselves having sex and selling the videos," a source told South Korean daily Chosun Ilbo.

    Now a video is circulating of Hyon Song-wol dancing to Elvis Presley's "Aloha Oe" that unidentified Internet ghosts are suggesting might be responsible for her death. This seems unlikely, given the only credible source here is the anonymous person who uploaded the clip to Chinese hosting service Youku, but then again, this is North Korea, so.

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    bless those harmonies.... i need the male chants however, grew to love the part so much
    such a shame "Flatline" would flop

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    The Rugby World Cup champion is used to winning big, being a member of the England team who took the tournament title in Australia in 2003. But, 10 years later, can he tackle his opponents when it comes to dancing? “For me it’s all about the mental side of it. The physical side is going to be tough but I don’t think that’s really going to be my biggest problem," he says.


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    the source. To compensate, here's the TV Spot for Strictly Come Dancing 2013 featuring former rugby player and philanthropist Ben Cohen, singer Sophie Ellis Bextor, fashion designer Julien MacDonald, and other British celebrities. SCD 2013 airs on BBC One and BBC One HD for viewers in the UK.





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    Iconic manly and altruistic perfection that your lesser athletic faves could never!





    Legit DILF and ally to the LGBT community... God bless you, Ben Cohen, and looking forward to your sexy ass twerking on SCD! <3

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    Stephen Colbert went after Fox News' Eric Bolling for suggesting that the country would be better off if prisoners killed themselves instead of spending taxpayers' dollars.

    The Fox News host recently processed news that Ariel Castro, the man convicted of kidnapping and holding three women hostage in Ohio for a decade, hanged himself in prison. Bolling said that the prison system saved an estimated $780,000 — what it would have cost to house Castro through his life sentence.

    "That's a good point," Colbert said on Thursday. "Justice is expensive. Imagine how much we could have saved if we never caught him."

    He said that the "Bolling Sunshine Express" did not stop there, noting that the Fox News host went on to wonder how much money would be saved if Guantanamo prisoners killed themselves as well.

    "And if any of you freeloaders out there need some inspiration, just turn on 'The Five,'" he joked. "Because every time I watch Eric Bolling, I want to kill myself."

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    Set to Dr. Dre’s “Forgot About Dre” instrumental, Meek Mill hits close to home as he responds to Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse with "Ooh Kill 'Em." The record, which premiered on Philadelphia's Power 99 radio station, debuts a day after the "Ambition" rapper created another diss song directed at Cassidy, efficiently titled "Kendrick You Next."

    With rapid wordplay, Meek Mill revs up the ante on rappers' replies to the "Swimming Pools" lyricist. Listen to the track below.


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    Former Lady Gaga, Beyoncé Bodyguard Dies After Being Tasered in Naked, Possibly Drug-Fueled Confrontation With Police.



    Norman Oosterbroek did a fine job protecting some of the music world's biggest names, but in the end he failed to keep himself out of trouble.

    The former bodyguard, whose past clients included Beyoncé, Jay Z, Rihanna and Lady Gaga, died this week after being Tasered by police during a home invasion—in which he was the intruder, police told the South Florida's NBC 6.

    According to Miami-Dade Police, officers responded Monday night to a report of a man terrorizing a couple at their mansion in Pinecrest, Fla.

    Cops arrived to find the 43-year-old Oosterbroek naked and fighting with homeowner Markus Jung, whose wife, Christiane, had called police.

    Ooesterbroek and his family were reportedly leasing a home in the same neighborhood.

    Police said that they witnessed the security company owner swallow an unknown substance during his violent confrontation with Markus Jung and he resisted officers' attempts to calm him down and get him into custody.

    One officer zapped him with a Taser in order to subdue him, NBC 6 reported, after which he was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    "It's possible that he may have been under some type of a narcotics. Again, he was observed swallowing, ingesting some kind of substance, unknown substance that is," said Miami-Dade Police spokesman Detective Javier Baez. "I would like to know what really happened, because I don't understand why a naked man is going inside a house and for what."

    Baez told the Miami New Times on Wednesday that they were still awaiting toxicology tests.

    Meanwhile, some of those who knew Oosterbroek—or at least knew of his superstar clients—sound as shocked as any stranger by what happened.

    "R.I.P Norman Oosterbroek... He was always super friendly, a gentle giant, when he was around everything ran smoothly," tweeted booker Daniel Merriweather of Pulse Recordings and Artist Voice.

    "Lady Gaga's former bodyguard Norman Oosterbroek died earlier this week. We wish the best for him and his family," tweeted @GagaChicago.

    "Shocking news to me : R.I.P Dutch Body Guard Of @S_C_ & Beyonce, Norman Oosterbroek !!!" added @RyanBabel.

    "RIP Norman Oosterbroek, Lady Gaga's former bodyguard, who passed away earlier this week," noted @GagaFreshNews.

    According to the Miami Herald, Oosterbroek was a bodyguard for Nelson Mandela before founding RAD Security in his native Netherlands. He opened a New York branch in 2006.

    Per the paper, his survivors include his wife, April McDaniel, and their two children.



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