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- 01/30/14--12:40: Bryan Singer spills tea on X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
- 01/30/14--12:40: New Red Band Teaser for 'Under the Skin' starring Scarlett Johansson
- 01/30/14--13:05: MTV orders "Finding Carter" to series
- 01/30/14--13:05: Joel Kinnaman Covers 'August Man Malaysia' February 2014
- 01/30/14--13:06: 'Veronica Mars' Wins MTV Movie Brawl 2014
- 01/30/14--13:35: A Million Ways to Die in the West trailer
- 01/30/14--13:35: Carrie Underwood on the Lack of Successful Female Country Artists
- 01/30/14--13:37: Best Celebrity Eyebrows
- 01/30/14--13:37: Lindsay Lohan -- My $75K Fur Is Missing
- 01/30/14--13:54: The Musketeers: Peter Capaldi talks about Cardinal Richelieu
- 01/30/14--13:56: Ex-Sky Football pundits being sexist again. Surprise surprise.
- 01/30/14--13:57: 'Thor 3' wish list: What we want to see in the Thunder God threequel
- 01/30/14--13:59: Teen Wolf 3.17 Silverfinger Extended Promo
"Alone Yet Not Alone"? More like nominated yet not nominated.
In a move that is believed to be unprecedented in the 86-year history of the Academy Awards, the rules committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to disqualify a nominee prior to the Oscars ceremony itself.
"The decision was prompted by the discovery that Broughton, a former Governor and current Music Branch executive committee member, had emailed members of the branch to make them aware of his submission during the nominations voting period," the Academy said in a statement Wednesday.
The best original song Oscar nominee"Alone Yet Not Alone," a little-heard tune from a little-seen film of the same name, will not appear on Oscar ballots when the final round of voting begins on Feb. 14. That's because an Academy committee, which met on Jan. 28, concluded that its Oscar campaign violated Academy rules. It remains to be seen if the sixth-highest vote getter among the 75 songs that were shortlisted for one of the five nomination slots will be elevated to the status of a nominee.
Allegations that have been levied against the surprising nominee since Oscar nominations were announced on Jan. 16 have ranged widely. Other outlets have reported that the song's nominated writer Bruce Broughton -- an representative of the music branch on the Academy's board of governors from 2003-2012 -- improperly lobbied the 239 other members of the branch during the nominations voting period. THR, meanwhile, has exclusively reported that the PR team behind one of the 70 songs that were not nominated hired a private investigator to look into the "Alone Yet Not Alone" nomination and that he concluded that it failed to adhere to the Academy's rule 2e, which dictates that to be eligible for Oscar consideration a movie must be "advertised and exploited during its Los Angeles County qualifying run in print media."
Alone’s Oscar-qualifying run took place at the Laemmle Town Center 5 in Encino, where it screened once daily at 9:55 p.m. from Nov. 15 through Nov. 22. The PR firm for "Alone Yet Not Alone," Rogers & Cowan, acknowledged to the PI for the rival song that its song producers "did not purchase any advertising for the one-week L.A. release" of the film.
In response to a query from THR abut the issue, Academy officials conducted an internal inquiry and found that while the producers themselves did not run ads for the film, the showtimes for the film's screenings were advertised by the Laemmle Town Center 5 theater. "A showtime listing meets our eligibility requirements," an Academy spokesperson said.
GIVE IT TO LANA!!!!!!!!!!!!
It looks like Louis Tomlinson may have been taking tips from his One Direction bandmate Harry Styles when it comes down to romantic getaways, as Eleanor Calder took to Instagram yesterday to share a few snaps of her and her beau hitting the slopes with a group of pals.
According to fansites on Twitter, Louis flew himself, Eleanor and a few friends away for a skiing break and it seems like they are all having a great time, with the 1D stud's lucky GF taking to her social networking profile to share some photographs from the getaway.
The crew are thought to be in France, but the exact location is unknown.
dedicated to spread and 2morrowww. i cant believe i found an article on it lol. also the source needs to up its game, stalkers have already determined they were at the val d’isere ski resort in france
Why are the X-Men in the past? How do they meet their future selves? Why is the future so damaged? Who is Apocalypse? What is The Matrix? The upcoming X-Men: Days Of Future Past and follow-up X-Men: Apocalypse sure are laying some heavy groundwork for Fox’s X-Men franchise, but they’re also giving film and comic fans a chance to ask a load of questions about some of the unpredictable elements emerging from this ad campaign. And Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg may be answering too many of them.
We get into MAJOR spoilers ahead, so tread lightly.
The most pressing issue for fairweather fans (SIDE EYE) is why the future Wolverine has his metal claws, given that at the end of The Wolverine, Wolvie had them cut off by the Silver Samurai. Speaking to Empire (via ComingSoon), director Bryan Singer is weirdly coy when he says that Magneto could, "reconstitute the adamantium claws… [Wolverine] has a different relationship with Magneto, and perhaps Magneto could forge them."
What’s this b.s., Singer? Either it happens or it doesn’t. And if there’s another shade to the Wolverine/Magneto relationship, it’s because of something that happened offscreen. Did they bond because they were both appalled by how Professor X treated Jean Grey? Do they text metal jokes to each other with accompanying LOL’s? Does Magneto appreciate that, given the events of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Wolverine participated in World War II? Regardless, yeah, it makes sense that Magneto COULD do this, but given that Wolverine has the bone claws in the past segments of Days Of Future Past, kind of a waste of mutant surgery, no?
Another question was why Anna Paquin’s Rogue received her own Empire Magazine cover, given that she was cut from the film. Singer’s original statements claimed that she was in one sequence, both Paquin and her character, and that it was excised.
Singer confirms the scene is still cut, but he tells Empire, "It does not mean that we won’t see her in the
film." So, what does THIS mean? Why are we being so coy about such minor elements of this story? Is it a big deal that Rogue’s consciousness comes into play or something? Is a future WANTED poster of her going to be key to the story? Actually, that’s a pretty good theory. You heard it here first, please remember that.
And so… Apocalypse. Days Of Future Past leads into X-Men: Apocaylpse, of which we know not much about, aside from a release date and the creative team involved. Singer has stated that it would involve the X-Men: First Class squad, but even that seems a bit suspicious at this point. Bryan Singer, why won’t you let us trust you? Via Coming Soon, Singer says,
Apocalypse, for those of you who need a primer, is perhaps the first mutant ever born, raised into slavery in Ancient Egypt. His origin is convoluted and involves many different possible avenues to pursue, though most retellings have the character, as his birth name En Sabah Nur, uncovering a wealth of alien technology that evolves him and informs his dangerous ideals about the rise of mutantkind against humans. It’s a rich backstory, and clearly Singer plans to do more than just touch on it. Days Of Future Past screenwriter Simon Kinberg also reveals that one of the biggest Apocalypse storylines could also be visited:
"Age of Apocalypse was one of my favorite stories. We like the stakes of it, and it feels like a story that could impact a lot of our favorite characters in big, dramatic ways. We feel it's a very different story from Days of Future Past. For starters, it's a very different villain, and the characters will be in very different places emotionally."
Well then… Empire, you’ve gotta press them on this. Is X-Men: Apocalypse an adaptation of the Age Of Apocalypse storyline? If so, that’s a HUGE deal. That story, from the 90’s run of the comics, found Professor X’s son Legion embarking into the past to kill a young Magneto and change time. Instead, he murders his own father, changing the course of history forever. Xavier does not lead the X-Men, but instead Magneto does, in honor of his friend’s legacy. Unfortunately, Magneto isn’t quite the pacifist that his friend was, and as a result Apocalypse basically enslaves the planet, turning major cities into rubble and scattering the remaining mutants into gangs. It also largely changed the Marvel universe as a whole: a powerless Peter Parker dies as part of "the rebellion," Frank Castle joins a monastery instead of becoming the Punisher, etc. It stretched over a full year, replacing all the in-continuity X-Men books.
Singer only confirms, "It’ll take place some time after this movie. What happens in this movie brings about what’ll happen in that movie." Could he mean that perhaps Xavier doesn’t make it out of Days Of Future Past? Could Apocalypse rise as a result of an altered timeline that takes the Professor’s life? In being coy, did y’all just reveal what happens at the end of this movie? Because Days Of Future Past creating a splinter alternate reality where Xavier doesn’t live not only gives them a chance to definitively pave over the continuity of previous films by basically erasing them from existence, but also gives their leading man a serious spotlight.
It was Fassbender who totally stole First Class and it’s Fassbender who is the hot Academy Award-nominated actor. Jennifer Lawrence might price herself out of the franchise, and Mystique isn’t a central character to the mythos. But Fassbender has no franchise to call his own, and could easily become the new face of the X-Men. In the current comics, Professor Xavier is also dead, and the X-Men comics have made a pretty strict evolutionary leap in recent years to suggest that it’s permanent, with Magneto developing an uneasy relationship with the good guys. While Xavier remains dead, Magneto is about to debut his own comic, right in time for the launch of Days Of Future Past. Magneto is about to become the face of the X-Men series, one way or another, and Singer and Kinberg just told us how.
Was Singer and Kinberg’s reveal of this information maybe a response to the leaked ending of (more spoilers coming) Days Of Future Past, where Apocalypse apparently inhabited the body of Magneto, shades of the character Onslaught from the comics? Singer claims, "That’s not the case, and nor will that particular thing be in the film." But that rumor likely came from the feeling that Fox wants to stay in the Fassbender business, and giving him a central part in the franchise is best, given that Magneto is easily the most (no pun intended!) magnetic and complex character in the onscreen universe. Today’s movie fans want full access to the filmmakers, but in doing so, Singer and Kinberg might have given up the game.
One of the highlights of last year's fall film festival season, Jonathan Glazer's "Under the Skin" (the director's first film since 2004's "Birth") became an instant must-see-whenever-it-gets-released movie for 2014. Now, A24 Films has released a new red band trailer that's just as thrillingly elliptical as the film itself.
Based on the novel by Michel Faber, "Under the Skin" stars Scarlett Johansson as an alien sent to prey on earth hitchhikers (who happily follow her, being that she looks like Scarlett Johansson), but whose conscience gets the better of her. The trailer follows the film's example by focusing more on bizarre images and sounds than dialogue. It's a striking, unnerving preview for a striking, unnerving film. "Under the Skin" hits theaters in New York and LA on April 4 and expands April 11.
YAS APRIL 4 I CANNOT WAIT!!!
Syd Barrett’s entire catalogue has been made available via Spotify for the first time
The launch marks the 40th anniversary of the release of double album Syd Barrett, which combined the late Pink Floyd genius’ two solo albums under one title.
His 1970 records The Madcap Laughs and Barrett can both be streamed, along with a John Peel Session from the same year, his 1988 rarities album Opel and 2010 retrospective An Introduction To Syd Barrett.
Floyd’s catalogue was launched via Spotify in June after the band announced it would become available once their track Wish You Were Here had been streamed one million times. It took only four days to reach the target.
Boss Ken Parks said at the time: “It’s a great day for fans of prog, but it’s also a great day for younger fans who have yet to be turned on to the magic. That’s a lot of what this is about – bringing a new generation of fans.”
A rare live recording of Syd Barrett is to be released.
The performance dates from January 27, 1972, at the Corn Exchange in Cambridge.
The tapes were originally put up for auction at Bonham's in June 2010, listed as "1/4 inch reel-to-reel tape on 10inch BASF spool in Agfa PE36 box with handwritten recording details, with statement of provenance". They were later sold to the Easy Action label.
The label’s managing director, Carlton Sandercock, said: “We have indeed purchased and are preparing to release a live set by The Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band featuring Bruce Pain, Jack Monk and Twink. Guesting is Fred Frith and, on two maybe three songs, Syd Barrett.
“The music played in this set is a million miles away from anything Pink Floyd have ever done,” he adds.
According to additional reports, Barrett appears on the last three tracks - "Number Nine (Gotta Be Reason", "Let's Roll" and "Sweet Little Angel".
The tracklisting for the release is:
L.A. To London Boogie
Drinkin’ That Wine
Number Nine (Gotta Be Reason)
Sweet Little Angel
Lost Pink Floyd treasures found
The drummer of Pink Floyd has discovered unseen footage of the band. Nick Mason came across the black and white film while he was piecing together archive footage to be used at exhibitions about the rock band.
The 69-year-old said the clips show himself backstage with band members David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Syd Barrett at some gigs in the late-60s.
He said: “There are some unseen bits and pieces. We have got a bit of backstage black and white footage – 8mm film – that we took ourselves.”
sources: 1, 2, 3, 4.
fave syd song? solo or with the floyd... discuss!
Finding Carter has stumbled upon some good news — a green light at MTV.
The cabler handed a 12-episode series order to the coming of age drama from executive producer Terri Minsky (Sex and the City) and based on an original script by Emily Silver (Bones).
Finding Carter centers on a teenager named Carter (Skins‘ Kathryn Prescott) who seemingly has the perfect life with fun-loving single mom Lori (Law & Order‘s Milena Govich), until the police bust a high school party and she discovers Lori abducted her as a toddler. Now Carter must return to the family who thought they had lost her. As she navigates brand new parents (Angel‘s Alexis Denisof and Lost‘s Cynthia Watros), a twin sister (newcomer Anna Jacoby-Heron) high school and boys, she vows to find Lori before the only mom she’s ever known is gone forever.
Joel Kinnaman suits up on the cover of August Man Malaysia‘s February 2014 issue.
Here is what the 34-year-old Robocop actor had to share with the mag:
On his take on movies being remade: “I think it’s part of the human tradition to go back to our favorite stories, which we continuously do in the theatre. I have seen four different Hamlets and they all gave me something different. So, I think there is value in retelling old stories if you have a great idea of what that concept could be used for in today’s world. And I think we did.”
On the differences between the new and old Robocop movies: “Different to the original, in our movie you can still see my face until I go into combat mode because then there is a visor that comes down. So far the dramatic scenes it was possible to connect with my co actors on a deeper level.”
On working with Abbie Cornish: “She was an actress that I was unfamiliar with, but I couldn’t be happier with how it’s gone for us. Abbie brought an emotional truth and rawness that helped to portray the loss they go through as a family.”
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After nearly a month of voting in the 2014 MTV Movie Brawl, we're finally ready to announce the Most Anticipated Movie of the Year. But first, some statistics!
Specifically, one giant statistic: all told, fans voted more than 200 million times in the MTV Movie Brawl, and over 40 million times in the final round alone. That's significantly more votes than in the last Presidential Election (though to be fair, you can't vote for President more than once).
Point being, the winner of the 2014 MTV Movie Brawl had a fierce battle to fight from all sides, and despite overwhelming competition managed to eke out a significant win. Without further delay, the winner is:
Though "Vampire Academy" put up a huge fight, in the end the blood-sucking students of St. Vladimir's were no match for the detective from Neptune. And that was only the most recent of the surprising victories for underdog "Veronica Mars."
In the first round, the Kickstarter-funded movie managed to take down the highly anticipated Marvel Studios movie "Guardians of the Galaxy," but the biggest battles were yet to come.
Round two pitted "Mars" against the Robert Pattinson-starring "The Rover." And if you know anything about RPattz fans, you know that taking down the man is nearly impossible. Only a split in the vote between "Rover" and the also Pattinson-starring "Maps to the Stars" helped "Mars" eke ahead.
Then came round three, and the unbelievable happened. "The Hunger Games: Mackingjay -- Part 1," poised to be the blockbuster followup to 2013's biggest movie, fell at the last moment to "Mars." The entire battle was a tight one, with the two movies trading places back and forth, and often neck and neck. At the last moment (quite literally), "Mars" pulled ahead, taking the round by two measly percentage points of the vote.
Video from Ryan and Jason to vote:
This week on “Ain’t That America With Lil Duval,” Lil Duval shows fellow “Guy Code” cast members Carly Aquilino, Andrew Schulz and Charlamagne what it would be like if he was a member of the crew on “Catfish.” If you haven’t seen “Catfish,” the hosts of the show delicately reveal to people that their online relationships are not what they appear to be. Unsurprisingly, Lil Duval would not be so delicate. Check out this sneak peak and tune in this Wednesday at 11 ET.
The video wont embed so here it is at the source. Watch out, it's really stupid.
In both 2012 and 2013, just three of the top 25 artists on Billboard’s Top Country Songs chart were solo women. In a Billboard Country Update column last fall, we heard what country radio has to say about this, but what do the artists themselves think?
Carrie Underwood was one of the artists who made that list of three both years (along with Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift), and she’s among the ranks of those hoping things will improve for females this year.
“You would think that we would be farther along in the thinking about women in country music,” Underwood says. “I like to think things are getting better, but then I see stats like [the one cited above] and realize that women really do seem to get the short end.”
Theories abound about why women get short-changed in country music, but Underwood notes, “There is certainly not a shortage of talented ladies out there that want so badly to get their fair shot in this business. But there seems to be only room for only a few.” On the flip side, she says, “there seem to be so many male singers out there who can be viewed as similar, and there seems to be plenty of room for all of them.
“We see new male artists have their first single reach No. 1 on the charts, but it generally takes a female a lot longer to build momentum,” Underwood continues. “I know that I am an exception to this, but I [also] know that if I hadn’t made my place in country music via ‘American Idol,’ I probably could have tried to make it for the rest of my life and never made any progress.”
One working theory is that song content has been a potential factor in the male/female disparity. Women—the theory goes—tend to write and/or choose to record songs with more substance and deeper themes than the “Parking Lot Party”-type songs that are working so well for the male artists right now.
Underwood agrees that that theory has some merit. “I don’t think women can get away with the partying, beer-drinking, hung-over, truck-driving kind of music that a lot of the guys have gotten away with lately,” she says.
“It does kind of seem like it’s a big party right now,” Kellie Pickler agrees. She notes that, “All the women that are played [on the radio] are outselling the men, and people are listening to what they have to say, so I don’t know why more women aren’t played.”
“I’m really, really sick of trucks and bonfires,” says Suzy Bogguss, who had her hits in the early ’90s at a time female artists were flourishing on the radio—including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Pam Tillis, Kathy Mattea, Patty Loveless and Lorrie Morgan—who collectively turned the derogatory term “chick singer” into something Bogguss says “meant you had some balls.”
“When that radio door opened, it let so many of us through,” she recalls of that time. “I felt at the time that [female listeners] really wanted us to speak about things they related to, and a lot of us did. One of the things we’ve gotta hope for is that the tide will turn and female fans will continue to speak up and say, ‘We need some real material here.’”
In the meantime, Underwood says, expectations remain different for male and female artists. “It seems women are expected to be so much more than men, which means we have to work that much harder,” she says. “We’re the ones under the microscope. We’re expected to sound perfect. We’re expected to look perfect all the time. We’re expected to be style-setters, whereas the boys roll onto the stage in their jeans, T-shirts and baseball caps. I don’t know what we all can do to change this. But I do hope it does change. I would love to see more women making their mark in the music that I love so much . . . There are so many more out there just waiting for their shot. I hope they get it!”
Not long after the confetti freezes to the turf at MetLife Stadium and a few lucky players are coerced into announcing a trip to Disney World on camera, Fox will premiere an episode of New Girl to what will likely garner its biggest audience ever.
The team behind the third-year comedy, which got the green light for the coveted post-Super Bowl time slot almost nine months ago, has been prepping the episode since they found out -- though they tweaked plans accordingly when Prince made himself available.
Prince -- that's Purple Rain, pride of Minneapolis, sometimes a symbol Prince -- reached out to the New Girl producers earlier this season after they had first tried to recruit him for a cameo in 2013. The resulting collaboration, which will include the rock icon performing a tune with New Girl star (and She & Him frontwoman) Zooey Deschanel, is a semi-surreal turn for the comedy that creator Liz Meriwether says is more about wish fulfillment than anything they've tackled before.
Ahead of the Sunday premiere, Meriwether spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about working with Prince, giving in to the temptation of having her musically inclined star finally sing and the future of Damon Wayans Jr. (and fan favorite game True American) on New Girl.
So you first tried to get Prince on the show last year?
We thought it was would be really fun if Cece [Hannah Simone] lost her virginity to Prince in that flashback episode ["Virgins"], so we offered him that role and he couldn't. He said, "I'm a big fan. I'd love to do the show at some point in the future." I think I didn't really take that seriously because, you know, that can't be true. And then we were contacted by his manager in the beginning of this season that he was serious.
And he's no stranger to the Super Bowl.
They approached us right about the same time Fox gave us the post-Super Bowl slot, so we built the episode around him. He was really involved in the planning of it and emailing back and forth about what he wanted to do on the show, collaborating with us. It's a really fun, crazy, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
How long was he on set?
I think he shot for two days. He performs a song in the episode, and he also acts. He has a bunch of scenes with Zooey. He plays ping-pong with Hannah.
Does Prince have a ping-pong stand-in or did he really play?
Prince is fantastic at ping-pong, like maybe one of the best I've ever seen, which is amazing because I kind of think you can only be really good at one thing -- but you can be really good at a lot of things if you're Prince. He told Hannah to practice. She actually got one back at him during the first take, and he was genuinely surprised that she could score a point off of him.
This is not the most organic thing to happen to these characters. How easy was it for you to write Prince into a storyline?
We went through a couple scripts where it didn't feel like our show. It was funny, but it didn't feel real. These are real characters, so it was actually a huge priority that we kept it feeling like the show -- even though these huge, semi-implausible things are happening. It is a Super Bowl episode, so we also have a little bit of leeway. I remember one pitch that we didn't do involved Prince playing the lead singer of a Prince cover band. That would have felt a little more like what would actually happen to our characters, but there's a great wish fulfillment kind of fun and a slightly fantastical feeling to this episode that I really like.
Did you approach anything differently knowing so many viewers may not have seen New Girl before?
It's definitely a chance to introduce the series to a bunch of people who haven't seen it before, but we also wanted to give the fans a really special episode. We made sure that we did both things. And, at the end of day, it's just a sitcom. It's not Homeland. Our main goal was for it to be as funny as possible and a little romantic and sweet. I think we did that.
Opening sequence aside, the show has always been restrained in using Zooey musically. Did having Prince there have to change that?
It might, it might. (Laughs.) There is a moment where Zooey sings with Prince. That was also definitely about trying to figure out what was within the world of the show, but it was just so fun to watch and shoot. We just felt, again, it was one of those moments where we're like, "Well, let's just go for it." I think we can come back from this without losing all of our integrity. Basically, it's just awesome to see.
Give the people what they want.
Why not? Exactly. I mean, there have been nights when I've done karaoke and I'm convinced that I have an amazing voice. There are just moments in your life where you do something insane that you'll never do again. I think that's what this episode feels like.
How much do you see the show focusing on Nick [Jake Johnson] and Jess as a couple for the rest of the season?
I think for better or for worse, this season has been about them as a couple. I think toward the end of the season, we're playing that out. And this episode is a big milestone for them. I think it's just a great, romantic episode. After this episode, we're going to … spoilers, spoilers! But I do think the end of the season will have big things in store for Nick and Jess. That's what we're in the process of figuring out right now. This episode feels like a culmination of what we've been trying to build this season. And there's Prince!
What's been the biggest change writing a couple into the show for the last year?
I think we've gotten some great episodes out of it. They still have amazing chemistry. They're just great together. It's almost like they're great together in whatever form their relationship takes. It's obviously been a big change for Nick's character because he, in the first two seasons, was sort of this miserable, semialcoholic, angry old man trapped in a young man's body. To give that character this amount of happiness with Jess and to give him what he wants has definitely adjusted him a bit. I'm glad that they got together because, if they hadn't, it would have felt like we were playing with the audience, which we never want to do. We've always just wanted to tell the story as organically and truthfully as we can. I think we found a way to make two happy people funny. It hasn't always been easy this year.
Are you trying to keep Damon Wayans Jr. as a regular in season four?
Yeah, I think we would love to have him in the fourth season. I don't know exactly what is going to happen, based on a couple things, but we love having him. We definitely feel like he is one of the cast. I'll just keep my fingers crossed.
When can we anticipate another outing of True American?
We are actually working on it right now as we speak. There's a big True American episode coming up. I think we have to do one once a year.
And you're updating from Strip True American?
Yes, definitely. We always put it off in the season until the moment when we just need it. It kind of gets us all going as a writing staff. It's a little reward that we save for the doldrums in the middle of the year when we need help.
Sources: THR, TV Line, EW, FOX Youtube
It's with her dark brunette brows that we've come to know and love Cara.
Sometimes the key to perfect sculpted eyebrows is in the length and not how thick they are. Enter Natalie Portman, who with a little help with a brow liner at the ends, is a shining example of how to rock statement, long brows.
Leaving them thick and full at the ends and the middle, Jessica's arch is just over the brow bone.
Full, perfectly-shaped and possibly the most symmetrical of anyone's.
Megan Fox never fails to turn heads. We love how she achieves bold, statement brows.
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ontd, who do you think has the best brows in Hollywood?
Lindsay Lohan claims half of her $75K coat went missing at a New York nightclub ... and it's the SAME club where she walked out with someone else's hugely expensive coat 6 years before.
We've learned Lindsay was partying at 1Oak Wednesday night. She says she went in with a $75,000 2 piece fur coat.
Lindsay claims she walked out with only one of the 2 pieces on ... and when she realized she left the other half inside she went back but it was nowhere to be seen.
We're told Lindsay called almost everyone who was at her table ... to see if anyone had walked off with the half-a-coat or knew its whereabouts.
Sources tell us ... Lindsay claims the only person who she hasn't been able to contact is a Seahawks player ... who she says was at her table.
As for the prior incident ... you may recall Lindsay was at 1Oak in 2008 when she walked out with someone's $12,000 mink coat. The owner sued Lindsay.
Lindsay Lohan ... making the case for faux fur.
Peter Capaldi describes the dark side of Cardinal Richelieu and his ambitions for France to become strong.
A court in Italy has reinstated the guilty verdicts against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher in 2007. American Knox - who is in the US - and her Italian ex-boyfriend Sollecito had pleaded not guilty. She was sentenced to 28 years and six months in jail, while Sollecito received 25 years. The latest verdict overturns the pair's successful 2011 appeal, which freed them after four years in jail. Ms Kercher was stabbed to death in the flat she shared in Perugia with Knox. The judges ordered that damages should be paid by the pair to the family of Ms Kercher.
Ms Kercher's brother Lyle and sister Stephanie were present when the verdict was read out. Mr Sollecito was ordered to surrender his passport. Extradition proceedings against Ms Knox, who refused to return to Italy for the case, may now begin. Thursday's fresh appeal hearing in Florence was ordered by Italy's highest court, the supreme court in Rome. It had found that the 2011 appeal - which acquitted the pair - was flawed.
The court in Florence heard from Ms Knox's defence team in the morning, before the two judges and eight jurors retired to deliberate on a verdict. Summing up, Ms Knox's lawyer, Carlo Dalla Vedova, told the court her innocence was "rock-solid and it allows us to await the verdict with serenity". The supreme court overturned their acquittals last March after an appeal by prosecutors, who argued that important DNA evidence had been disregarded.
Thor: The Dark World grossed $632 million at the global box office. Those aren’t Iron Man 3 numbers: Robert Downey Jr.’s post-Avengers outing grossed almost twice as much last year. But the Thorquel earned the third-highest box office tally in Marvel Studios history. So, yes, there will be a sequel. Marvel announced that Craig Kyle (a producer on the first two Thors) will co-write the next Thunder God movie with Christopher Yost (who co-wrote The Dark World.) There’s no release date yet, but given what we know about Marvel’s future plans and the general 2+ year turnaround between sequels, it’s likely that Thor 3 won’t hit until 2016.
The Thor series has seen the most creative turnover of Marvel’s various franchises. Thor 1 has five credited screenwriters, and only one of them — the late Don Payne — did any work on The Dark World. Four other screenwriters were credited with The Dark World, including Captain America franchise scribes Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. (Joss Whedon also rewrote a couple scenes.) A lot of cooks in the kitchen, which maybe explains why the Thor movies were all over the place. Some things (Loki!) worked great; other things were a bit fuzzy. I feel like I have a personal stake in the advancement of this franchise, partially because I love Norse mythology but mainly because this is the first comic book I ever purchased, so I’m a ride-or-die Thor fan for life. Forthwith, my wish list for Thor 3: Ragnarok (working title.)
Make Loki The Real Bad Guy: Dark World was one of those “enemy of my enemy is my friend” sequels, where the hero has to join forces with his nemesis to fight off an even more dangerous villain. This led to some nice moments between nominal star Chris Hemsworth and actual star Tom Hiddleston; indeed, it’s possible to read The Dark World as the story of Loki deciding whether to be good or evil. The ending cinched it — Spoilers, obvs — revealing that Loki had replaced his stepfather Odin, taking over the Throne of Asgard. (It’s not clear what happened to Odin, but when the movie came out, Anthony Hopkins seemed pretty okay with not returning for a third go-round.)
Among a certain kind of hyper-engaged fan, Loki might actually be the most popular character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — a popularity that Hiddleston seems to relish and gleefully feed. The natural instinct would be to soften Loki’s edges, and to once again introduce a new species of Make-Up Monsters Gone Wild, like Thor 1‘s Frost Giants or Thor 2‘s Dark Elves. Probably the most commonly-demanded villain for a Thor sequel is Surtur, the mega-demon whose purpose is to bring an end to, like, everything. In the comics, Surtur’s arrival actually led Thor and Loki to, yes, team up for the common good.
But where’s the fun in that? Let’s give Hiddleston the chance to go Full Lannister as the main villain of Thor 3. The movie absolutely should introduce some colorful new villainous characters — more on that in a second — but Loki should be their ringleader. (Even in The Avengers, he was just a forward representative for Thanos.) By the time Thor 3 hits, Loki will have had months or years to secure his power in the Golden Realm. Don’t you want to see what post-Loki dystopian Asgard looks like? Wouldn’t a Thor movie pack a bigger wallop if it came down to Thor vs. Loki, instead of Thor vs. That Guy With The Ears And The Red Stuff?
Enter the Enchantress and a Romantic Quadrangle: I don’t want to be controversial here, but Chris Hemsworth is not an unattractive man. His body has a somewhat impressive amount of muscles. His eyes are a blue-ish color that may or may not remind you of waves crashing on some distant tropical shore. He’s not a troll, is what I’m getting at here. And some of the best parts of the first Thor focused on the swoony romance between the God of Thunder and confirmed human female Jane Foster. They had nice teasing chemistry — especially impressive since Hemsworth is the size of ten cubic Portmans.
Dark World ever-so-briefly hinted at some romantic complications: The Warrior Woman Sif is carrying a centuries-old torch for Thor. Sif makes an ideal romantic rival for the brainier Jane. The prospect of a high-fantasy Some Kind of Wonderful looked promising, with Sif in the Mary Stuart Masterson friend zone. But the way-too-busy Dark World just introduced the idea and then forgot about it.
I say turn Thor 3 into a Hemsworth Chemistry showcase, with not one nor two but three leading ladies. In the comics, Amora the Enchantress is a wild-card nemesis for the Asgardian, a powerful and seductive sorceress who can enslave a man just by kissing him. She’s sort of Thor’s Catwoman — sometimes a villain, sometimes a love interest. Let’s throw her into the mix as a Loki lieutenant. Maybe, after a couple years of relative tranquility, Jane gets suspicious that Thor has returned to his old wild-child ways. At that precise moment, in comes the Enchantress, using all her powers of seduction to beguile our poor Thunder God. Then Sif shows up on Earth, trying to convince Thor that Odin has been acting strange.
The long-term goal here would be for a three-way fight between Sif (using a sword), the Enchantress (using magic), and Jane (using, like, science.) To play Amora, cast Margot Robbie and tell her she was too subtle in Wolf of Wall Street.
Stay Off Earth As Much As Possible: Guys, our planet is boring. It’s also positively brimming with superheroes. Leave Midgard to Iron Man, Captain America, Ant-Man, and the Netflix B-List All-Stars. To me, the best Thor stories are the ones that take advantage of the character’s cosmic side, with stories that combine high fantasy and space-faring science-fiction. So far, the other realms of the Thor series have been pretty stripped-down: The Frost Giants live in a giant ice mansion, the Dark Elves’ world was a ruin. Why not take us to a city besides Asgard?
Or hell, why not really hit the cosmic accelerator and send Thor to battle with and on Ego the Living Planet? Marvel Studios has been very careful about Weird Comic Stuff, doling out only very occasional doses of Jack Kirby/Jim Starlin gonzo-cosmic stuff. But by the time Thor 3 hits, we’ll already have seen Guardians of the Galaxy and we’ll be barreling towards Avengers 3. Perfect time to send Thor into deep space — or some other corner of the Marvel cosmos — on a mission.
No More Kat Dennings. Darcy the intern is adorable, really. But Dark World was overstuffed as it is. Give her a Marvel One-Shot, why not!