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Oh No They Didn't! - LiveJournal.com

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    (A note from Nicholas Kristof: In 1993, accusations that Woody Allen had abused his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, filled the headlines, part of a sensational story about the celebrity split between Allen and his girlfriend, Mia Farrow. This is a case that has been written about endlessly, but this is the first time that Dylan Farrow herself has written about it in public. It’s important to note that Woody Allen was never prosecuted in this case and has consistently denied wrongdoing; he deserves the presumption of innocence. So why publish an account of an old case on my blog? Partly because the Golden Globe lifetime achievement award to Allen ignited a debate about the propriety of the award. Partly because the root issue here isn’t celebrity but sex abuse. And partly because countless people on all sides have written passionately about these events, but we haven’t fully heard from the young woman who was at the heart of them. I’ve written a column about this, but it’s time for the world to hear Dylan’s story in her own words.)


    What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house. He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me. He talked to me while he did it, whispering that I was a good girl, that this was our secret, promising that we’d go to Paris and I’d be a star in his movies. I remember staring at that toy train, focusing on it as it traveled in its circle around the attic. To this day, I find it difficult to look at toy trains.



    For as long as I could remember, my father had been doing things to me that I didn’t like. I didn’t like how often he would take me away from my mom, siblings and friends to be alone with him. I didn’t like it when he would stick his thumb in my mouth. I didn’t like it when I had to get in bed with him under the sheets when he was in his underwear. I didn’t like it when he would place his head in my naked lap and breathe in and breathe out. I would hide under beds or lock myself in the bathroom to avoid these encounters, but he always found me. These things happened so often, so routinely, so skillfully hidden from a mother that would have protected me had she known, that I thought it was normal. I thought this was how fathers doted on their daughters. But what he did to me in the attic felt different. I couldn’t keep the secret anymore.

    When I asked my mother if her dad did to her what Woody Allen did to me, I honestly did not know the answer. I also didn’t know the firestorm it would trigger. I didn’t know that my father would use his sexual relationship with my sister to cover up the abuse he inflicted on me. I didn’t know that he would accuse my mother of planting the abuse in my head and call her a liar for defending me. I didn’t know that I would be made to recount my story over and over again, to doctor after doctor, pushed to see if I’d admit I was lying as part of a legal battle I couldn’t possibly understand. At one point, my mother sat me down and told me that I wouldn’t be in trouble if I was lying – that I could take it all back. I couldn’t. It was all true. But sexual abuse claims against the powerful stall more easily. There were experts willing attack my credibility. There were doctors willing to gaslight an abused child.

    After a custody hearing denied my father visitation rights, my mother declined to pursue criminal charges, despite findings of probable cause by the State of Connecticut – due to, in the words of the prosecutor, the fragility of the “child victim.” Woody Allen was never convicted of any crime. That he got away with what he did to me haunted me as I grew up. I was stricken with guilt that I had allowed him to be near other little girls. I was terrified of being touched by men. I developed an eating disorder. I began cutting myself. That torment was made worse by Hollywood. All but a precious few (my heroes) turned a blind eye. Most found it easier to accept the ambiguity, to say, “who can say what happened,” to pretend that nothing was wrong. Actors praised him at awards shows. Networks put him on TV. Critics put him in magazines. Each time I saw my abuser’s face – on a poster, on a t-shirt, on television – I could only hide my panic until I found a place to be alone and fall apart.

    Last week, Woody Allen was nominated for his latest Oscar. But this time, I refuse to fall apart. For so long, Woody Allen’s acceptance silenced me. It felt like a personal rebuke, like the awards and accolades were a way to tell me to shut up and go away. But the survivors of sexual abuse who have reached out to me – to support me and to share their fears of coming forward, of being called a liar, of being told their memories aren’t their memories – have given me a reason to not be silent, if only so others know that they don’t have to be silent either.

    Today, I consider myself lucky. I am happily married. I have the support of my amazing brothers and sisters. I have a mother who found within herself a well of fortitude that saved us from the chaos a predator brought into our home.

    But others are still scared, vulnerable, and struggling for the courage to tell the truth. The message that Hollywood sends matters for them.

    What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett? Louis CK? Alec Baldwin? What if it had been you, Emma Stone? Or you, Scarlett Johansson? You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?

    Woody Allen is a living testament to the way our society fails the survivors of sexual assault and abuse.

    So imagine your seven-year-old daughter being led into an attic by Woody Allen. Imagine she spends a lifetime stricken with nausea at the mention of his name. Imagine a world that celebrates her tormenter.


    Are you imagining that? Now, what’s your favorite Woody Allen movie?



    Source: http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/kristof/2014/02/01/an-open-letter-from-dylan-farrow/

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    Bitten Season 1: Preview 104: In the next all-new Bitten, The Pack is taking no prisoners on their hunt for revenge. Watch all-new episodes Mondays at 8|7c on Syfy. Airs tonight (Saturday 9e/6p) on Space in Canada.

    Promo stills for this ep are up @ SpoilerTV.


    Bitten Episode 4 Sneak Peek. All new episode of Bitten this Saturday at 9e 6p on Space.


    Bitten Season 1: Sneak Peek 104: Hold on tight, Claylena shippers. This sneak peek from the next all-new Bitten is just for you! Bitten is all-new on Syfy, Mondays at 8|7c!



    Lost Girl Season 4: Sneak Peek 404: Bo confronts a dangerous foe and makes a shocking discovery, while a confession from Kenzi could change her relationship with Bo forever. Don't miss Lost Girl Mondays on Syfy at 10|9c.

    Promo stills for this episode were posted HERE (one mild spoiler of a cast nature). After the ep airs on Monday, you can look at this spoilery Q&A.



    For those that were curious last week (numbers for eps 1-2), here are the first viewer ratings results from the Bitten/Lost Girl schedule switch in the US, via TVBytheNumbers (I'd wait until week 2 of the switch to get a better idea). I took a half-assed stab at Canadian ratings in the comments last week, with an assist from freckles929.  Last week's Canadian ratings for Bitten *might* be released later tonight.

    BITTEN-01/27/2014 SYFY        936,000 viewers | 0.3 adults 18-49 rating
    Being Human                          1.115m viewers  |  0.4 adults 18-49 rating
    LOST GIRL-01/27/2014 SYFY  810,000 viewers | 0.3 adults 18-49 rating

    If you want to understand the "all mighty" 18-49 Nielsen ratings a bit better, TVBytheNumbers has a write-up HERE.


    SOURCES: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

    NSFW is a bit of a stretch (you don't really *see* much, just far off backsides, plus Youtube is letting this fly), but I'd hate for someone to get fired over a crappy Bitten promo.

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    Stephen King has another new novel heading our way later this year, in addition to the previously announced Mr. Mercedes, so settle in for the first details on Revival, set for release in November by Scribner.

    Synopsis:

    From master storyteller Stephen King comes a spectacularly dark and riveting novel about addiction, religion, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life.

    In a small New England town more than half a century ago, a boy is playing with his new toy soldiers in the dirt in front of his house when a shadow falls over him. He looks up to see a striking man, the new minister, Jamie learns later, who with his beautiful wife will transform the church and the town. The men and boys are a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls, with the Reverend Jacobs — including Jamie's sisters and mother. Then tragedy strikes, and this charismatic preacher curses God and is banished from the shocked town.

    Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from age 13, he plays in bands across the country, running from his own family tragedies, losing one job after another when his addictions get the better of him. Decades later, sober and living a decent life, he and Reverend Charles Jacobs meet again in a pact beyond even the Devil's devising, and the many terrifying meanings of Revival are revealed.

    King imbues this spectacularly rich and dark novel with everything he knows about music, addiction, and religious fanaticism and every nightmare we ever had about death. This is a masterpiece from King in the great American tradition of Frank Norris, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe.


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    Ghosts of Girlfriends Past was the last straw. Matthew McConaughey had built up a solid back catalogue of rom-com duds throughout the noughties, becoming best known for his vaguely off-putting permatan and inability to stand up straight in posters.

    But the grisly Ghosts, which starred McConaughey as a bachelor literally haunted by his failed relationships, was the tipping point. "I was getting a lot of the same sort of submissions," he told Digital Spy recently, "some comedies, some action adventure, and I remember thinking 'I like that, but I could do that next week'.


    "I want to read something that spooks me and scares me and challenges me and makes me feel like 'I don't know what I'm gonna do with that, but I can't wait to find out'. So what I had to do was say no to some things."

    He did, and it worked out pretty well for him. After a six-month dry spell, he started getting calls from the likes of William Friedkin and Steven Soderbergh, and so began the critical hot streak that has now brought McConaughey to the front of the pack for this year's Best Actor Oscar.

    In case you've missed the McConaissance in real time, here are the essential films to get you caught up.




    The Lincoln Lawyer

    It all began here. McConaughey's turn in the title role of this slick, sleazy Michael Connelly adaptation was the first that made critics sit up and take notice. After coasting on that Southern drawl and "just keep livin'" persona for so many years, McConaughey spun his established image into something a few shades darker – as low-rent lawyer Mickey Haller, he's got all the old charm and the swagger, but with an intriguingly grimy, morally compromised edge that hinted at things to come.




    Killer Joe

    Talk about morally compromised. McConaughey himself has identified his career turning point as the moment when he got the call from director William Friedkin, asking him to play the deeply twisted romantic lead in Tracy Letts' black-hearted Southern Gothic drama. The film treads a very fine line between outlandish and exploitative, and succeeds in large part thanks to McConaughey's perfect pitched performance as Joe, a contract killer who takes a client's teenage sister (Juno Temple) as sexual collateral.





    Magic Mike

    Steven Soderbergh's male stripping movie might feel like a spot of light relief compared to much of the McConaissance fare, but club owner Dallas is a fascinatingly tragic and seedy character in his own right. While many of the oiled-up Adonises that work the XQuisite Strip Club – including Channing Tatum's old pro Mike – gradually come to reconsider their career paths, Dallas is always pushing forward, driven by a combination of greed and nostalgia for his own stripping glory days.






    Mud

    Possibly the most understated performance to date from McConaughey 2.0 came in Jeff Nichols' third feature Mud. Something between fairy tale and coming-of-age drama, the film follows a pair of young boys who come across a mysterious drifter named Mud (McConaughey) and make a pact to help him reunite with his lost love. Mud is also the role that took McConaughey furthest away from his established screen persona – he conveys a less flashy, more shadowy kind of charisma, in-keeping with the tone of Nichols' semi-enchanted world.






    True Detective

    The combination of Dallas Buyers Club and True Detective means that McConaughey is in with a very, very strong shot of winning both an Oscar and an Emmy in 2014. Written entirely by novelist Nic Pizzolatto, this mesmerising HBO mini-series follows two detectives (McConaughey and real-life buddy Woody Harrelson) over a 17-year period as they investigate a particularly disturbing murder. It's McConaughey's Rustin Cohle that defines the show's tone – a haunted, edgy nihilist, prone to wax lyrical about the hopelessness of existence and being able to "smell the psychosphere". In the wrong hands, he could be a bore, but in McConaughey's he's the best new TV character of the year by some distance.


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    We are truly blessed to be walking the same earth as this talented god! PS THIS IS ALSO A RUST COHLE APPRECIATION/LUST POST


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    For transgender communities, discrimination in employment, housing, criminal justice and health are widespread. Janet Mock speaks to Melissa Harris-Perry about her new memoir, “Redefining Realness,” where she shares her experience as a trans woman, explains why she chose to write a memoir, why she chose to mention other black female authors in her memoir, her relationships with her best friend and boyfriend, and other topics.

    If the youtube link doesn't work, go here

    Janet's book Redefining Realness is available February 4th. Buy it here!

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    “I met Jeff through Ryan Seacrest. He designed Ryan’s house and it is so gorgeous, it took my breath away! Jeff is a mastermind of design and committed to keeping a complete flow to the entire project. He is so creative and talented and has such an amazing way of putting the clients at ease. I really felt he had it all under control and was so excited to see the completed project! And what a great guy! A wonderful and dear friend!” - Kris Jenner




















































    “Working with Jeff has taught me so much about design. I have always been afraid of color and Jeff has helped me get over that. When I have a crazy vision, Jeff tweaks it, adds his ideas and helps make it perfection! Working with him is so much fun and he totally gets my sense of style!” - Kourtney Kardashian
























    “Jeff Andrews has a way of meeting the client and being able to form their words into a piece of art. I want glitz and glamour but still masculine and substantial, and whatever I say, he somehow understands and executes it. He takes a few words and turns it into an entire house. He knows what I like, he knows his clients individually and knows how to work with them. Jeff has a gift with interior design and with dealing with so many different personalities.” - Khloe Kardashian

















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    In a new interview conducted by Emma Watson, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling drops a bombshell: She regrets putting Ron and Hermione together.

    The shocking revelation came in the new issue of Wonderland which Watson is a guest editor of this month. The comments were obtained by The Sunday Times.

    Rowling says that she should have put Hermione and Harry together in the Harry Potter series instead of Hermione and Ron.

    “I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment,” she says. “That’s how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron.”

    “I know, I’m sorry,” she continued, “I can hear the rage and fury it might cause some fans, but if I’m absolutely honest, distance has given me perspective on that. It was a choice I made for very personal reasons, not for reasons of credibility. Am I breaking people’s hearts by saying this? I hope not.”

    Watson didn’t seem shocked by these comments and agreed with her. “I think there are fans out there who know that too and who wonder whether Ron would have really been able to make her happy.”

    Rowling also says that Ron and Hermione would have needed “relationship counseling.”

    We obtained these comments via a preview The Sunday Times posted on Twitter. More may be shared in the full article.

    This is the first we’re hearing about Watson interviewing Rowling for Wonderland, and we’ll be sure to keep an eye out for the full interview.

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    Beyonce has reportedly parted ways from her manager so that she can run her own affairs with the help of husband Jay-Z.
    The 32-year-old singer is believed to have ditched her general manager, Live Nation Executive Faisal Durrani, the Daily Mirror reports.
    Durrani, 32, is one of several managers that Beyonce has dismissed over the years so that she can run her career with Jay-Z, 44. In 2011, the Texan singer sacked her father, Matthew Knowles, who managed the star for 21 years since she was in Destiny’s Child in 1990. She became the president of Parkwood Entertainment, the entertainment and management company that she set up in 2008.

    But now Beyonce has also allegedly dismissed general manager Faisal so that she can gain even more independence with her husband, who plays an unofficial managerial role. A source told the Daily Mirror: 'Jay has been heavily involved in Beyonce’s career for years, and was instrumental in organizing the Mrs Carter Show World Tour. But he isn’t officially regarded as her manager – she really is independent.’
    The insider added that the couple, who got married in 2008 and have a two-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, want to put family life first.
    ‘Now the couple have Blue, she wants to make sure her family come first at all times, especially as there’s talk of them adding to the brood,’ the source added.‘The best way to do that is to make sure all managerial decisions are made by her and her husband – together.’

    When Beyonce parted ways from her father, she revealed that their relationship had often been tempestuous.
    She said: ‘It took about two years, to when I was 20, for him to realize, “Oh, she is an adult now, and if she doesn’t want to do something, I can’t make her do it.’
    A representative for Beyonce told Mail Online: 'Beyonce has managed herself since 2010 under her company Parkwood Entertainment. Faisal Durrani worked for her as President for a very short time.'

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    Michael B. Jordan poses with his Friday Night Lights pal Scott Porter before the 2014 DirecTV Beach Bowl held during 2014 Super Bowl Weekend at Pier 40 on Saturday afternoon (February 1) in New York City.
    The guys were joined at the annual game by Zachary Levi, who was on the winning team with Michael.


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    3 years after filming began for BoA's debut US film, then called "COBU 3D" now called "Make Your Move", and countless of maybe release dates for the US, it seems like Duane Adler and his team are ready for its official release on April 18 after YAHOO! published a trailer on their "Make Your Move" movie page.

    Not much else has been released for the film. No MPAA rating nor critic reviews.

    Although the movie has already been released in various countries overseas and can be purchased online, who is planning to still go see it in theatres? Tell us in the comment section below!



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    Bless this queen! Academy Award tbh.

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    Kit Harington in Men's Health, March 2014






    New Pompeii Stills and Super Bowl TV Spot










    Sibel Kekilli's Facebook is the gift that keeps on giving


    Sources:1234
    Mods, that tumblr is the original source of the Men's Health scans.

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    Austin Mahone rocked Times Square with a performance for one of the first Super Bowl concert hosted by Good Morning America on Friday morning. The fans came hours earlier to get just a glimpse of the artist, even though it was really cold outside.

    The entertainer was bundled up but he didn’t let a little cold weather stop him. Surrounded by his dancers (who also wore jackets) the group rocked the stage with some great music.

    It might have been an early morning concert, but the popular artist was helping the fans get ready for the big game. Taking over Times Square, Austin Mahone was up early and offering a great way to enjoy the NFL football game without paying a dime.

    Fans are flocked to the Big Apple too. This was a chance to hear new music by Mahone and party before school.

    While the focus was on the music, Austin did reveal some details about his upcoming album. He let fans know that he hasn’t decided on a name for his work.

    Still working out the details of every single, he wants to make sure the sound is perfect before naming it. He also shared that he feels really blessed that his mom and best friends travel with him to keep him grounded on the road.





    Behind The Scenes of MMM YEAH!!!


    What’s not to love about Austin Mahone… seriously? He loves his Mahomies as much as we love him, and he goes to great lengths to prove it. Austin’s team uploaded a brand new video that takes us behind the scenes of his lyric video for Mmm Yeah. There’s a lot of green going on, but we think having everything added in later really helps Austin focus on his dancing.










    Austin's Best Moments of 2013


    Fanlala, Examiner

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    But understand this, that in the last days
    There will come times of difficulty
    For people will be lovers of self
    Lovers of money, proud, arrogant
    Abusive, disobedient to their parents
    Ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable
    Slanderous, without self-control, brutal
    Not loving good, treacherous, reckless
    Swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God
    Having the appearance of godliness
    But denying its power

    Woe to he who calls evil good and good evil

    [Verse: Bizzle]
    It's funny how the media portrays things
    They really pushing hard for this gay thing
    And it's so wicked how they manipulate things
    Can't even disagree without them making it a hate thing
    I say you wrong, and you holla hate instantly
    But you say we the ones who don't tolerate differences
    There's a whole lot of things I could say really
    But, see your hypocrisy is something I could paint vividly
    Saying, it's the way you was born, and I'm sure that
    You lust just like I do just in a different form
    But I'm married so if I give into mine, I'm a cheater
    If you give into yours, you just fight to make it legal
    You rather fight God, then fight sin
    The Bible is alright, until it calls what you like sin
    And I feel so disrespected that you were so desperate
    To compare your sexual habits to my skin (What?!?)
    Calling it the new black
    Tell me where they do that
    They hung us like tree ornaments, where were you at?
    They burn us for entertainment, you go through that?
    Mom's raped in front of they kids, while they shoot dad
    Ever been murdered just for trying to learn how to read bro? (Nope.)
    A show of hands?
    I didn't think so
    So, quit comparing the two
    It ain't the same fight
    You can play straight, we'll never play white
    Using black people as pawns for yo' agenda
    And these sell out rappers will do whatever you tell em'
    Skirts on stages, campaigning for that black vote
    Afraid to be blackballed, so they play that role
    You were never oppressed, the devil was a liar
    The only thing oppressed was yo sexual desire
    Keeping yo' desires oppressed is so lame to you
    But when you get married, that's what you expect yo' mate to do
    It angers you, if I compare you to a pedophile
    Cuz' he sick right?
    And you're better how?
    (Man, I ain't choose this.)
    You think he chose that?
    (But, I was born this.)
    Well, prove he wasn't born that
    But, you were never a girl
    He was once nine
    So at one time in his life, it was just fine
    What makes your loss right?
    I'm not buying it
    So, put him in that trash can, you threw that bible in
    See how that cycle is?
    Nobody wants to repent of they evil
    So, we all try justifying it
    And you say it's about rights, but you lying tho
    Domestic partnerships gave you rights a long time ago
    God created marriage, when he did, he defined it tho
    Why is it you want we He created, but deny Him tho?
    It's not wicked enough, switching the definition
    You want it done by a Christian in a church he worships in
    And that rainbow you using as a gay pride symbol (you stole that)
    It represents a covenant with God if you didn't know
    Check Genesis 9:13 for the info
    Homie, the war is spiritual, you don't know what you in fo'
    I ain't sayin' yo' sin is worst, but it is sin tho
    The Lord took the punishment for it all on Him tho (Praise God)
    We just gotta repent tho
    The problem is if you don't call it sin, then
    You walk as if it was nothing to repent for
    Let's recap:
    We all wicked and desire sin
    But imagine a world where no one kept there desires in
    If something was called right cuz' simply we desired it
    When yo' right goes against my right, who's right would win
    As for being born away
    I should never see ya'll
    Ever see use a word like retard
    To describe someone who was born a little differently than we are
    I guess down syndrome really isn't a thing ya'll
    What do we call yo' syndrome?
    Oh, that term is offensive now when it hits home
    So, what gives you the right to call the way he was born a defect?
    I call yours a defect, you feel it's disrespect
    You don't believe in God
    Hey, the universe says if we all gay we either die off or have to God's way
    And God loves you no matter what you struggle with
    At least struggle tho, don't just give up and quit
    Forget how you were born
    We were all born in sin
    But Christ died for your sin
    You can be born again (Praise God for forgiveness)
    We were all born in sin
    But Christ so we can be born again
    Hallelujah!

    [Outro: Bizzle]
    And I never want to act like
    All gay people are the same because that's ignorant
    But at the same time
    What I won't allow you to do
    Is paint this beautiful picture
    Like we don't have people from the LGBT community out here
    Running up in churches disrupting services
    Kissing on the pulpit
    Out here attacking old ladies
    Throwing crosses down and stomping em'
    Violently assaulting people
    So don't take my most aggressive lines that you know
    Or to that group and try to apply it to the friendliest
    Lovingest gay person because that's not the case
    And to that struggling Christian right now
    Struggling with homosexuality
    Fight the good fight soldier
    No matter what anybody says
    We all have different desires
    We all are drawn toward different sin
    And my desire might not be your desire
    But I have a desire just as strong for another sin
    And I have to fight it day in and day out
    And sometimes I win and sometimes I lose
    Sometimes I stand and sometimes I fall
    But fight the good fight
    God is worth it
    God bless you
    No hate about it
    I love you


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    Houston Chronicle


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    TooFab.com writes:
    Nicole Richie is a true style maven! The "Fashion Star" mentor graces the cover of the February issue of Marie Claire Mexico, where she's dishing about what she learned on her reality show, "The Simple Life."

    "I had already traveled a lot around my country and abroad, but I had never experienced America quite like when we were doing the show," the brunette beauty told the mag. "Before that, my whole world was between Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Alabama and Atlanta, where my parents come from, and I was also familiar with some of the southern ways and customs, but being in the central states was something completely new to us. Traveling is essential because it helps you grow. Learning about different cultures and beliefs is a wonderful process."

    Nicole may have grown from her reality show experiences, but she certainly has grown apart from her onscreen partner-in-crime, Paris Hilton.

    "Paris has been part of my life since I was 2 years old," the 32-year-old explained. "There's a strong friendship between our families and we'll always know each other."

    The House of Harlow designer has certainly cleaned up her act since "The Simple Life," enjoying being a mother to 6-year-old daughter Harlow and 4-year-old son Sparrow with hubby Joel Madden.

    "Motherhood makes you way more conscious of how you distribute your spare time," Richie said. "Kids are so precious that your priorities change completely."

    So, how does she find a balance between business and family?

    "I think that's a global struggle and we, all women, are constantly trying to find a solution," she said. "I'm like any other working mother trying to make things work and dealing with this situation one day at a time. I have an amazing family and they've all been very supportive, my parents live only ten minutes away and my husband and his twin brother help me when I need it."








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    Legendary Redskins coach and three-time Super Bowl winner Joe Gibbs made an appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” on Tuesday evening, as show host Stephen Colbert sought out his potential of playing quarterback in the NFL.

    Colbert sat down with Gibbs to pick his brain about the quarterback position, and see if he had what it takes to make the NFL his “fallback position.”

    This mockumentary-style interview featured the same sarcastic ‘I’m joking but I’m not joking (but also, I’m joking)’ type of wit Colbert’s been perfecting for years.

    It begins with Colbert awkwardly, and mistakenly, identifying Gibbs as “Broadway Joe,” the nickname commonly associated with Hall of Fame Jets quarterback Joe Namath.

    “Coach, thanks so much for talking to me today. It’s a real honor,” Colbert said.

    “You go it. Pleasure to be here,” Gibbs said.

    “Coach Joe Gibbs,” Colbert said slow and rhythmically. “Broadway Joe.”

    “That was another guy,” Gibbs said.

    “Alright, so you’re not ‘Broadway Joe?’” Colbert said.

    “I’m not Broadway,” Gibbs said.

    “Okay, hold on one second,” Colbert said, head turning to whisper to a producer off-camera. “Was ‘Broadway Joe’ not available? He’s not. Did we call? Did we really call? I need you to call. I’m so sorry, so sorry. We’re wasting this good man’s time. Can we get anyone else? No? This is it?”

    “Well once again, what an honor,” Colbert said, turning back to Gibbs.

    “I can tell,” Gibbs smiled.

    “You’re obviously a legend in the game of football, if I may call it that, but what do you do with your time these days?” Colbert finally commenced the interview.

    “Mostly, a lot of it’s ministry and racing cars,” Gibbs said.

    “Do you do those together? Do you ever minister in a race car?” Colbert asked.

    At the conclusion of the interview session, Gibbs joined Colbert and renowned quarterbacks coach Steve Clarkson on a football field to give the talk show host a “crash course in quarterbacking,” although, that may not have gone so well.

    The whole thing was awesome, whether you’re a Colbert fan; Skins fan; both; or none.



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    Philip Seymour Hoffman was nearly finished working on his role as Plutarch Heavensbee in the two The Hunger Games: Mockingjay films before his untimely and shocking death.

    The 46-year-old actor had completed the majority of his work for Mockingjay Part 1 and only had seven days of filming left to go on Mockingjay Part 2 before his death, according to Deadline.

    “Philip Seymour Hoffman was a singular talent and one of the most gifted actors of our generation. We’re very fortunate that he graced our Hunger Games family. Losing him in his prime is a tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Philip’s family,” Lionsgate said in a statement.

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    The Oscar-winning actors are turning their producing talents to a comedy for the small screen

    We are more used to seeing Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's names attached to Hollywood movies...

    But the Oscar winning actors, writers and directors are turning their talents to a CBS sitcom, entitled More Time With Family.

    The A-list friends, who wrote Academy Award winning Good Will Hunting in 1997 and have starred in a number of films together, are executive producing the comedy, which centres on a father who makes a career change to spend more time with his family.

    The multi-camera sitcom will star American comedian Tom Papa and is written by The King of Queens' Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa.

    Ben Affleck, who won directed Oscar winner Argo, is set to star as Batman in the Man of Steel sequel. Behind the Candelabra actor Damon is set to star in upcoming film The Monuments Men.

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