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He was there in support of his short film, A Dream of Flying. It's a sweet little movie definitely worth checking out. It's 16 minutes long. :)
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Who better to reveal the secrets of Doctor Who than an actual doctor? Meet Doctor Who expert Dr. Piers D. Britton. He might sound a Doctor Who expert we just totally made up, but he’s a real person who wrote a book on Doctor Who titled TARDISbound and teaches a class on the iconic show at the University of Redlands in California (if you’re a hardcore Doctor Who fan who had to sit through dull college electives, you’re probably feeling a surge of envy for Redlands students right now). With Doctor Who‘s eagerly awaited 50th Anniversary special “Day of the Doctor” set to be unveiled tomorrow on BBC America (2:50 p.m. ET), Dr. Britton reveals 15 strange and fascinating Doctor Who facts that you probably did not know.
– Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat was initially opposed to Matt Smith’s wish to wear his now-iconic bow tie.
– All the Silurians seen since 2010′s “The Hungry Earth” are played by the same three actors.
– Paul McGann is technically the longest-serving Doctor, though he appeared only once on television in 1996 (until last week!). Tom Baker is, of course, the longest serving on television, having starred in more Doctor Who shows than any other actor.
– All of David Tennant’s suits (including the jackets) are made out of off-the-rack pants.
– “The Impossible Astronaut” (2011) was the first episode filmed in US in which the actors playing the Doctor and his companions actually participated in shooting; the earlier “Daleks in Manhattan” featured footage shot in New York, which was then digitally blended with the Welsh locations in which David Tennant and Freema Agyeman were shooting.
– The TARDIS has a six-sided control console because it was designed to have six operatives.
– “Rose” (2005) was the first episode ever named for a companion (though the title of the original pilot episode, 1963′s “An Unearthly Child,” does refer to the Doctor’s earliest companion, his granddaughter Susan).
– The TARDIS wheezes and groans during landing because Doctor leaves the brakes on.
– Two of the actors playing the Doctor have married actresses who had continuing or key roles in the series: Tom Baker was briefly married to Lalla Ward, who played the Time Lady Romana, in the early 1980s, and David Tennant is now married to Georgia Moffett, who played the Doctor’s daughter, Jenny (and is, coincidentally, the real-life daughter of the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison).
– Peter Capaldi and Karen Gillan not only both had Doctor Who roles before they were cast as, respectively, the Twelfth Doctor and companion Amy Pond, but actually appeared in the same episode.
– The episodes “Human Nature” and “Blink” (2007) were based on an original Doctor Who novel written in 1995 as part of the New Adventures series that picked up where the classic series left off, and therefore originally featured the Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy.
– The ancient race of aliens The Weeping Angels were inspired by a carved figure in a graveyard that Steven Moffat used to see when he went on family holidays. The graveyard was marked “dangerous,” which is what attracted Moffat’s interest.
– The TARDIS looks like an old fashioned police lock-up box because its cloaking device, the chameleon circuit, malfunctioned after his first visit to 1963 London.
– The Doctor’s sonic screwdriver has gone through multiple forms, and its functionality has changed a good deal: at times it can do anything from triggering mines to repairing transmit beacons; at others, it can’t even open a mortice lock (because it’s too simple). Producer John Nathan Turner had the sonic written out of the series in the early 1980s because he felt it made the Doctor’s life too easy; for Russell T. Davies, on the other hand, it was important that, whatever challenges he faced, the Doctor wouldn’t be limited by a locked door. In “The Day of the Doctor” we know for sure we’re going to see two sonics — Matt Smith’s and David Tennant’s, but from publicity photographs it looks very much as though the “War Doctor,” played by John Hurt, will be rocking something much more like the versions used by Tom Baker and Jon Pertwee. Only time will tell …
– Members of the Doctor’s race, the Time Lords, can only regenerate twelve times — but there are loopholes. The limitation was first revealed in “The Deadly Assassin” (1976), but ironically the story also featured an attempt by the Doctor’s arch-enemy, the Master, to renew himself after his thirteenth body had started to fail. In the new series it turns out that the Time Lords have since bestowed on the Master a new cycle of regenerations. We also know that the Elixir of Life guarded by the Sisterhood on Karn —seen last week in “The Night of the Doctor”—can trigger regeneration. So, while the Doctor is the last of the Time Lords, it’s unlikely that his thirteenth incarnation will be his last.
While down sharply from Gaga's debut with Born This Way, the worldwide ARTPOP debut marks the biggest of a female pop star this entire year. The album has topped charts from Latin America, North America, Europe, Asia, and more.
** Including Japan's early release sales, the album debut with 611,000 copies. For the past 7 days alone, sales were 553,000 copies.
Julia Roberts will receive the Spotlight Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, it was announced Thursday.
The 46-year-old, who plays a key supporting role in The Weinstein Co.'s big Oscar hopeful August: Osage County, will be honored on Jan. 4 at the Palm Springs Convention Center as part of the festival's 25th edition, which runs from Jan. 3-13.
“Julia Roberts is a consummate actress with a range as vast as her talent,” PSIFF chairman Harold Matzner said in a statement. “Her ability to consistently give standout performances over the past 25 years is remarkable."
Past recipients of the award include Jessica Chastain, Amy Adams and Helen Hunt.
There's a Q&A with Meryl and the cast on Monday, November 25th at 11 PM EST/8 PM PST
This latest look at the movie, gathers up 3/4 of the core of the ensemble - Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale and Jeremy Renner. Additionally, we are introduced to actress Elisabeth Röhm, who plays Renner's wife. It nicely conveys the excess of the lifestyle this tale of politics and corruption is set against. And keep your ears wide open because right at the beginning of the scene, every so briefly, there's Robert De Niro's voice (he's in the movie, but his role is very small).
I'm not gonna lie - excited as hell.
(If Molly doesn't get a decent character development - I might buy a one way ticket to London and start a hunt).
In a new film by Christian group IAmSecond, Reed Robertson says the pressures of being on a star changed him, and not for the better. “A couple years ago, I started to get real cynical and looking at everything like ‘That’s wrong,’ or ‘They are looking at that wrong’ because I thought I had it all figured out,” he said.
Ultimately, the changes in his personality caused his friends and loved ones to begin avoiding him. He grew angry and depressed, and he “finally hit rock bottom.”
“No one wanted anything to do with a cynical person like me,” he said. “I told my youth minister that I was, I pretty much told him that I wanted to kill myself.” He wrote a suicide note, but after speaking with his parents, Jase and Missy, Robertson had a change of heart.
“My mom was devastated. She’s crying and all this kinda stuff. She’s thinking where she went wrong and it wasn’t her at all,” he said. “My dad told me, ‘That is the most selfish thing that you can do… Leave this world because you can’t take it.’ And I really believe that’s true.”
Now, Robertson said his situation has turned around and he’s “back on track with Jesus.”
“I just thought about, like, ‘I’m about to leave all these people that I could have a really huge impact with,’” he said. “I was finally free of doubts, of having an attitude of being cynical, and I remember being so relieved. And Jesus brings that relief.”
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On baby duty! Jessica Simpson's fiance Eric Johnson is one adorable daddy. The former NFL player shared a rare glimpse of the couple's 4-month-old son Ace when he stepped out to board a flight at LAX airport on Friday, Nov. 22.
During the outing, Johnson, 34, is seen trying to keep a low profile while holding his baby boy. Johnson goes casual in jeans, a blue t-shirt, an open button-down, and a baseball cap. He also shows off some extra scruff. Meanwhile, his sweet little boy wears a matching blue button-down, a vest, khaki pants and brown booties.
One week earlier, Simpson's hubby-to-be was also spotted bonding with their daughter Maxwell, 19 months. At the time, the father-daughter duo headed to the Calabasas Commons to pick up burgers and milk shakes from Johnny Rockets on Nov. 15.
Simpson, 33, and Johnson have been quite protective of Ace since welcoming him in June, only showing him off a few times in public. In August, the former Fashion Star mentor exclusively debuted their little bundle of joy on the cover of Us Weekly for its Sept. 9 issue. One month later, she celebrated Ace turning 3 months old by sharing black and white pictures of the bouncing boy via Twitter on Oct. 5.
dat bb face.
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Lost Girl 4.03 (Sunday, Nov. 24): Bo jeopardizes her life to save a haunted family. Meanwhile, Dyson races to be by Bo’s side and Lauren’s past catches up with her. [ETA: This episode guest-stars Mia Kirshner (L Word, Vampire Diaries, Defiance), Ali Liebert (Bomb Girls), Chloe Rose (Degrassi; thanks to rawr_santi for the info!), and a few other people whose names I don't know. If you happen to know who they are feel free to make a comment!]
[And just so people know, this is for the initial Canadian airing on Showcase; other channels haven't aired this season yet.]
(It looks like this still was mislabeled as 4.02, since I don't recall seeing this outfit/shot in 4.02 at all)
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Lost Girl S04E05 - Let the Dark Times Roll (First Aired: December 8, 2013)
Episode Synopsis: Bo continues her quest for answers and ends up with her friends at a Dark Fae party with a guest list that's kind of scary. Meanwhile, Trick receives a summons to appear before the Una Mens.
Lost Girl S04E06 - Of All the Gin Joints (First Aired: December 15, 2013)
Bo fights for the freedom of a talented opera singer, whose voice could be the key to unlocking the answers she seeks. Meanwhile, Kenzi is threatened by someone from Hale's past.
An extra still from 4.02 that amused me - Lost Girl: The Musical
There's another extra/new still from that scene @ source 6, but I think at this point we've seen more than enough shots from that portion of the episode.
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For US viewers: SyFy recently announced its premiere date for Lost Girl S4 - it will begin airing on Monday, January 13, 2014, at 8pm ET/PT.
It’s 15 years since Cher’s 1.7 million-selling hit – and the most famous use of auto-tune ever – topped the charts.
There are three kinds of comeback in the pop arena. The first: an artist releases a comeback single, nobody cares and it fades away. The second: the comeback single does OK and everyone’s very happy indeed. The third? Cher.
Cher is no stranger to chart success. By 1998, she was celebrating over 30 years of hits, including three chart-toppers. Her most recent single had been a cover of The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore, a Number 1 for the Walker Brothers in 1966. It reached Number 26 for Cher, but every pop star wants to be Number 1 – and Cher is no exception.
So with that in mind, the pop legend teamed up with Brian Higgins, who’d just enjoyed success with the might Dannii Minogue and her Number 4 hit from 1997, All I Wanna Do. Brian and his crack team of songwriting boffins – who would go on to work with a plethora of popstars including Girls Aloud and The Saturdays – worked away to create an instant classic, but few could have foreseen just how big the track was going to be.
Ladies and gentlemen, do you Believe in life after love? Cher did. And so did the record-buying public (you, basically). Cher was back! Back! BACK! And she meant business. Thanks to a deadly combination of a word-famous singing megastar, a dance beat and some serious auto-tune effects, a hit was born.
Believe stormed straight into the top of the Official Singles Chart in October 1998 and this week back in ’98 it was halfway through its impressive run. Cher refused to budge from Number 1 for an astonishing SEVEN weeks. Believe would sell an incredible 1 million copies by the end of the year and was the best selling single of 1998. It has gone on to shift over 1.7 million copies and is the biggest selling single by a female solo artist in the UK ever. Ever!
Watch Cher’s triumphant classic before we count down the rest of the retro Top 5 this week in 1998.
If you’re going to be held off the top spot by somebody, it might as well be Cher, and Steps were the third act to be pipped at the post by Believe. Steps were famous – some might say notorious – for their dance routines, and Tragedy was the most memorable of them all. Released as a double-A side (ask your mum) with Heartbeat, Tragedy was a faithful, yet totally nineties, cover of the Bee Gees Number 1 from 1979. While Lisa, ‘H’, Lee, Faye and Claire were probably disappointed to miss out on matching the Bee Gees’ record, they had reason to cheer when, 1 after bouncing up and down the Top 10 for another seven weeks, it finally hit Number 1 in January 1999. We may well come back to them later…
At Number 3, Stereophonics celebrated their first Top 10, and indeed Top 3 hit, with The Bartender And The Thief. Their previous singles had made the Top 40 four times, but this latest hit set a trend for the Welsh rockers – they went on to have ten more Top 10s, including a Number 1 in 2005: Dakota. That Number 1 would, coincidentally, be their last Top 10 – they haven’t reached it since.
At Number 4, The Tamperer followed up their huge chart-topper Feel It with If You Buy This Record Your Life Will Be Better, a canny marketing ruse if ever we saw one. Sadly, it wasn’t quite good enough to take the track, featuring singer Maya, to Number 1. It would peak at Number 3 and has sold over 280,000 copies. Not bad, eh?
And rounding off the Top 5 was another comeback, but not quite of Cher proportions. Three members of the successful boyband East 17 reformed and renamed themselves E-17. Brian, John and Terry decided they could do it without songwriter Tony and managed to reach Number 2 – they were foiled by the mighty Believe. They followed it up with one more Top 40 hit, Betcha Can’t Wait, but disbanded in 1999. Awww. John and Terry kissed and made up with Tony and reformed for a tour in 2010
3 girls in 1 night, that's how he does it
It’s Time to Revisit the Celebrity Scandals of 1998
Fifteen years ago, Lindsay Lohan was playing twins, Kim Kardashian was still a high-school senior, and Chris Brown hadn’t yet gone from being unfamous to infamous. So which celebrities were keeping the tabloids in business in 1998? Continuing our obsessive crawl through fame in that pivotal year, Vulture flipped through the headlines of gossip rags to find out. While some of the scandals you’ll see as you click through the slideshow will elicit an insensitive chuckle (e.g., Courtney Love kicks a reporter in the groin), others should strike you as being singularly historic (Bill and Monica) or incredibly sad (the murder of Phil Hartman). America, here were your famous people in crisis mode during the year that also gave us Leo mania, Dawson’s Creek, and “... Baby One More Time.”
Naomi Campbell’s Personal Assistant Files Assault Charges
Naomi Campbell’s aide Georgina Galanis filed a $2 million lawsuit claiming Campbell grabbed her by the throat and hit her over the head with a cell phone. (Remember how big cell phones were back in 1998? Ouch!) The notoriously ferocious supermodel would later plead guilty and pay Galanis an undisclosed sum in damages. She'd also go on to allegedly assault many other people.
Gary Coleman Assaults a Woman at a Mall
The now-deceased diminutive Diff’rent Strokes star was charged with assault after reportedly punching a woman multiple times in the face while shopping for a bullet-proof vest he needed for his part-time job as a mall security guard. The woman had allegedly mocked Coleman’s dwindling career prospects after he refused to give her an autograph. (Earlier in the year, he’d donned a blonde wig for a promotional stunt at a Victoria’s Secret show.)
George Michael Arrested for Lewd Conduct in a Public Restroom in Beverly Hills
If you're going to masturbate and show your butt to someone in a park bathroom, you'd better be damn sure he's not an undercover cop. Shortly after not following that rule — and getting arrested for it — George Michael came out as gay in an interview with CNN. When asked by Jim Moret why he decided to disclose this aspect of his private life, Michael said, "I feel because I've already kind of done that — haven't I? I've done that in a way I didn't really intend to."
Phil Hartman Murdered by His Wife
On May 28, Brynn Hartman shot her husband dead in their California home while he was sleeping. After driving to a friend’s house and confessing to the crime, Brynn returned home and shot herself. The tragedy came as a huge shock to the many who knew and loved Hartman. (Steve Guttenberg told CNN they were "a very happy couple, and they always had the appearance of being well-balanced.") His NewsRadio character was written out as having died of a heart attack and his Simpsons characters were retired. A special episode of SNL commemorating Hartman’s work on the show aired in June.
The Monica Lewinsky Scandal Breaks
We can’t talk 1998 scandals without starting with America’s biggest scandal of the year (decade?). If there was a silver lining to the U.S. president's affair with a White House intern, it was likely the sketch on SNL in which Molly Shannon and guest star John Goodman played Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp, respectively, and Darrell Hammond parodying the politician who “did not have sexual relations with that woman.” Otherwise, it was a pretty dark time for Americans. And blue dresses
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How old were you in 1998 ONTD and do you remember these scandals?
Whoopi Goldberg and Ben Silverman have teamed up to sell an interracial comedy spec script to ABC titled Iman & Andy, which will follow two 20-something coworkers who work at an online magazine, who are happily secretly dating, until when their new editor-in-chief exposes them as a couple, and forces them to team up on a relationship advice blog.
The spec script is being written by Angela Ruhinda, and will be executive produced by Goldberg and Silverman, along with Tom Leonardis, Jimmy Fox, and Principato-Young Entertainment.
“I'm so excited we are doing this together. I think this is going to be fun and interesting television," said Goldberg.
Up next for Whoopi, an adaptation of Terry McMillan's A Day Late and a Dollar Short for Lifetme. Her HBO documentary Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley, made its debut on the network earlier this week.
is this still taboo tho? it's 2013!
"Derrick Rose Injury: Bulls Star Will Require Surgery After Tearing Meniscus"
The nightmare of Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls and NBA fans everywhere has been confirmed: The star p
The team's official website confirmed the news:
Bulls guard Derrick Rose sustained an injury to his right knee against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.
Subsequent examinations and an MRI confirmed a medial meniscus tear to his right knee, which will require surgery. Rose is out indefinitely.
The silver lining here is that the injury isn't to Rose's ACL, which is what was originally feared after he suffered the non-contact injury in Portland. Nevertheless, while things certainly could have gone much worse, this is still devastating for the 25-year-old point guard.
Rose, of course, missed all of last season with a torn ACL in his left knee. The former MVP was off to a bit of a rusty start after working so hard to get back, averaging just 15.9 points per game on 35.4-percent shooting, but it was good for the league just to have him on the court again.
Official word from Bulls is that DRose is out "indefinitely" but vibe is they're indeed bracing for prospect he misses rest of '13-14 season— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) November 23, 2013
Another explosive point guard, Russell Westbrook, suffered a slight tear in his meniscus during the playoffs last year. It took him more than six months to return to game action, although it's worth noting he had two surgeries.
Kirk Hinrich will be leaned upon to orchestrate the offense with Rose sidelined indefinitely.
"Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol out indefinitely with MCL sprain in left knee"
All-Star center Marc Gasol will be sidelined indefinitely after an MRI revealed an MCL sprain in his left knee, the Grizzlies announced Saturday. The injury will not require surgery.
Gasol suffered the non-contact injury during Memphis’ 102-86 home loss to San Antonio on Friday night.
USA Today Sports and CBSSports.com first reported Gasol’s diagnosis, noting that it was a Grade 2 sprain.
With San Antonio leading 28-23 early in the second quarter, Gasol set up to play low-post defense against Jeff Ayres. Although the two players jostled, Gasol did not sustain a blow to his left knee, but he did come up limping and clutching his leg after he appeared to tweak it as he moved forward into defensive position.
The Grizzlies announced during the game that Gasol had suffered a left knee sprain. The Spaniard departed with two points (on 1-for-3 shooting), two rebounds and three assists in 10 minutes.
While it’s unclear exactly how long Gasol will be sidelined, this is likely a matter of weeks rather than days. For comparison’s sake, then-Hornets forward Carl Landry suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain in February 2012 and was sidelined for more than a month. Grizzlies forward Quincy Pondexter suffered the same injury in December 2012 and was out for a little more than a month. Thunder center Kendrick Perkins suffered an MCL sprain in February 2011 and was sidelined for roughly three weeks.
First-year Memphis coach Dave Joerger has no means of truly replacing Gasol, who is regarded as one of the best two-way big men in the NBA. Reserve center Kosta Koufos, who was acquired from the Nuggets in an offseason trade, will move into the starting lineup, and reserve forward Ed Davis should see his role increase.
Gasol, 28, was the Defensive Player of the Year last season, when he also made the All-NBA second team and All-Defensive second team. He is averaging 16 points, 7.1 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.1 block per game this season.
Memphis (7-6) will play host to Houston on Monday.
English songstress Sophie Ellis-Bextor has moonwalked out of the nightclub and into a swanky piano lounge with her upcoming LP Wanderlust, which sees her abandoning the dance-pop sound of her first four albums in lieu of a sound that’s classic, simple and elegant. (With most artists, that’s code for “boring,” but Ellis-Bextor just has one of those magical voices that’s impossible to dismiss.)
Her album trailer featured snippets of several upcoming songs, including lead single “Young Blood,” which she previewed in demo form last month. Now she’s unveiled the song in full, and it’s just as gorgeous as the demo promised: a sweet, timeless piano ballad with strings and gorgeous choral harmonies on the bridge. The tremble in her voice on the chorus is chill-inducing, and the melody is gently infectious.
While the better-known pop divas are floundering with their releases, this is one we can count on to be great— and it has my anticipation running high for the album’s January 20 release.
Listen to "Young Blood":
Watch the album trailer:
The song is on iTunes worldwide and you can now pre-order the album from:
-Sophie's Shop (signed)
SOURCE (and relive her Strictly Come Dancing slayage from this post)
TV big game hunter Melissa Bachman continues to face blowback after posting a picture of herself with the body of an African lion she'd killed.
Bachman, star of the Pursuit Channel show Winchester Deadly Passion, is the subject of a new Care2 petition, demanding Pursuit, DirecTV and Dish Network drop the show.
"Trophy hunting is despicable and counters any efforts of conservation," reads the petition, created by a South African man. "These photos represent Bachman's complete disrespect for nature and we do NOT want her influencing our children and being promoted by TV networks."
82,000 people have signed so far. A separate petition at Change.org attracted more than 486,000 signatures, asking South African government deny her entry into the country. The petition is now closed.
An incredible day hunting in South Africa! Stalked inside 60-yards on this beautiful male lion...what a hunt!
Bachman came under fire after posting a photo Nov. 4 of herself posing with an adult African lion on Facebook, where she has also has posted photos of other animals she has hunted, including a zebra and Alaskan brown bear.
She faced backlash online, including from Ricky Gervais, who tweeted Monday "There's a big difference between the natural need for a species to kill and eat prey & just shooting an animal simply as a ghastly trophy." In addition, a Facebook page titled Stop Melissa Bachman has attracted 306,000 likes. But number of people left Bachman congratulatory comments her own Facebook page, praising her hunting prowess.
Dish Network, DirecTV and Pursuit did not immediately respond to request for comment.