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Oh No They Didn't! - LiveJournal.com

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    Mariah Carey sang Happy Birthday live from her shower for friend B. Scott, who posted the recording to Facebook with the message,

    "I woke up to the most touching surprise which totally made me cry this morning from My Mimi, Mariah Carey. She sang me a birthday moment in a way that only the legendary Mariah Carey could. She wrote: "Happy belated B. Scott day ! 4 days late..as you still celebrate ! Just for laughs..I multitask!???? No.. I didn't forget.. I'm just in between songs finishing (the) album! Xoxo !!!!!!" Thank you my dearest heart, My Mimi for making this birthday truly memorable! I love you so much, xoxo!"

    Mariah shared the recording on her own Facebook page afterward, adding, "Live from the shower - happy belated B. Scott day! 4 days late..as you still celebrate! Just for laughs..I multitask!"

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    The most live vocals she's blessed her fans with this year!!

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    In a new interview with The A.V. Club, Cole Alexander, the lead guitarist of The Black Lips, dissed Drake saying, "He seems kind of fake to me."

    The interview was apart of the A.V. Club's ongoing series called HateSong where they ask celebrities to "expound on the one song they hate most in the world." Although Alexander took the time to also diss Lorde (naming "Royals" the song he hates and calling her "mediocre") and Macklemore (criticising his use of the word "honky"), he had a special ire for Drake.

    However, it's not just that he doesn't like Drake, it's the language he used.

    "I like my rappers more ghetto and ratchet sounding," said Alexander."Personally, I like more melodramatic, ignorant rap where they’re talking about violence and anger and it’s just evil. "

    He went on to say he doesn't like rap "when it’s too smart."

    So in other words, Alexander only likes a predominantly African-American art form when the artists sound "ghetto," "ratchet," and "violent" and not, you know, "smart." Okay, Cole, thanks for clearing that up.

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    VIP tickets go on sale Wednesday March 26th and ALL tickets are on sale Friday March 28th for you all to support our movement. Here is the link for all tour cities and info to purchase your seat, and we can't wait to see you at the #DKNoFilterTour! www.danitykane.com

    Cities:
    May 16- San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
    May 18- Anaheim, CA The Grove of Anaheim
    May 21- Chicago, IL House of Blues
    May 22- St. Louis, MO The Pageant
    May 23- Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
    May 24- Detroit, MI The Fillmore
    May 25- Cleveland, OH House of Blues
    May 28- Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
    May 30- Boston, MA House of Blues
    May 31- Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
    Jun 1- Philadelphia, PA Theatre of The Living Arts
    Jun 3- New York, NY Irving Plaza

    Jun 5- San Diego, CA Humphries by The Bay

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    not coming to a city near me?? after all i've done for them??

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    Is there one person on the planet who does not feel feelings when Oscar-winner and lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow is brought up? Whether they're superfans that study her cookbooks cover to cover (um...guilty) or haters that roll their eyes at her every mention of nightshades and zucchini flowers, the woman stirs up passionate emotions in almost every person that comes her way.Despite the negativity, GP always manages to keep on doing her thing— and for that, we give her major props.

    So, when we got the chance to interview Ms. Paltrow in honor of her partnership with Restorsea, you best bet that we were on that. We chatted Gwyn up about everything from her tried-and-true skin-care tips (Epsom salts, anyone?) to exactly how one can detox from caffeine without getting a wicked headache, and you better believe that the superstar was totally open and game to tell us everything. Click through to get all of Gwyneth's best (and cheapest!) [lol] tips — we have a feeling that it might even inspire the haters to join Team goop for good.
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    You've gone the beauty spokesperson route before — what made you want to sign on with Restorsea? What about the brand captured your interest?
    "Mostly it was because I just love the products — and I really use them. My routine is actually really simple — I use the night cream, the eye cream, and the hand cream the most. I really love the smell, and I started to notice a huge difference in my skin. Then, I would talk to my girlfriends about it, and learned that a bunch of them were already using it! So, when I got the call about working with them, I was really excited. I researched the company a little bit, and I was really impressed. It's a natural line, and they have a female CEO, which I love. So, I was really psyched to work with them."

    You've famously tried some out-of-the-box beauty solutions in the past. What's your biggest beauty regret — or do you stand by everything you've tried?
    "I don't regret anything, in general — I always feel like, even when something doesn't work out, I've learned something valuable. That being said, one beauty thing that I really believe in is getting facials. I have a facialist named Sonya Dakar, and she's this crazy Israeli lady, but her treatments are amazing. I do some lasers and collagen treatments, but I'm not doing anything more extreme than that, beauty-wise, at the moment."

    Do you have any inexpensive or DIY beauty tips that work in a pinch?
    "If I'm really tired and puffy, I stick my face in a sink or bowlful of ice water! It's really good — it gets the blood flowing to your skin. There's your old-fashioned Hollywood star trick that still works! I also take an Epsom salt bath every night, and I use a lot of organic essential oils in baths and on pressure points." [Editor's note: That's two celebrities with glowing skin who swear by the detox bath — Liv Tyler and now Gwyneth. We know what we're doing tonight...]

    It can be expensive to maintain a healthy diet and fitness routine. If you could recommend the most important areas of health and beauty to spend in and the areas where readers can skimp, what would they be?
    "I think that in terms of exercise, it's really important for both your appearance and health to exercise — it makes the biggest difference. If you're on a budget, you can get a yoga DVD, go for a walk, get your heart rate up by running or dancing with a friend. It's a hugely important part of staying young."

    "Beauty is an area where it tends to be slightly more expensive. I think that you should do research on what you're putting onto your skin. You often get what you pay for. You're better off rubbing some organic coconut oil on your face than wasting your money on cheap, ineffective products."

    How integral do you think diet is to great skin? What are some of your favorite "good-skin" foods?
    "If I feel sluggish — or just not right — I'll do three days no gluten, no dairy, no sugar, no alcohol, and no coffee. I'll eat simply but nutritiously, eat big sweet potatoes, stir-fried rice, salmon, and vegetables. [okay that's not that crazy and sounds healthy] Caffeine is the most important thing to nix if I'm really trying to get rid of inflammation."

    Okay, but let's be real: How do you cut caffeine without getting the world's worst headache?
    "Well, right now, I'm on a cleanse for seven days. [lol cleanses bye] So, for the first few days, I'll do a matcha green tea latte with some steamed vanilla rice milk to slowly wean off of the caffeine. After I do that for a couple of days, I'll switch to Kukicha, which is Japanese roasted twig tea. It's super-low in caffeine and has a toastiness that almost reminds me off coffee. It's really good!"

    Are there any beauty moves that you're secretly awesome at?
    "I'm so bad — I'm such a tomboy when it comes to that kind of thing. I never learned how to do my own hair or makeup because I've been having it done for me on set for almost my entire life. I even put on mascara badly — seriously! I'm always clumping it. I never wear makeup in my own life. I have the type of face that doesn't look great with a lot of makeup, anyway. So, I really just try to take care of my skin and leave it at that."

    If you could invent a beauty product, what would it be?
    "A mascara that comes with instructions!" [gorl it's not that complicated. eyeliner, on the other hand]

    Do you dole out any beauty advice to your daughter? Was there any great beauty advice you've received that you're passing on to her?
    "I really just try to teach her the philosophy of looking after herself and taking care of her body and her skin. So much about what we look like goes back to what we eat, how much we exercise, and how we feel about ourselves — so, that's the mindset that I'm trying to teach my kids."


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    The premise of Fyodor Dostoevsky's 1846 novella The Double is simple but ingenious: a man lives an entirely unremarkable existence until one day his exact doppelganger shows up. This incongruous situation fast becomes insufferable for two reasons: first, the new guy is slick where he is stammering, popular where he's forgettable, Day-Glo to his beige; and, second, because no one else notices any likeness at all between the pair of them.

    Richard Ayoade, the comic actor and serious director, wanted to make a film of The Double because it is offbeat and very funny, traits that he shares with the source material. But you can't help wondering if the alter-ego set-up appealed to him, too. In person, the 36-year-old Ayoade is known for being deferential and self-deprecating. He uttered an all-time great line in interviews (which he tends to assiduously avoid) when he told the New York Times: "I'm not a fan of me and I can't become one."

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    MORE OF SCARLETT WITCH AND QUICKSILVER ON AOU SET



    In addition to Jeremy Renner's return as Hawkeye, today's filming for The Avengers: Age of Ultron markedly brought the first look at newcomers Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the supertwins Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Set photos also revealed the presence (or practical head and shoulders) of the sequel's titular villain, Ultron.  As for what the action sequences involved, CineFilos, whose sources we won't disclose, reports that the sentient robot is in fact the cause of all the chaos in the fictional Eastern European city of Sokovia. Apparently, Pietro Maximoff first takes on Ultron and his minions before he is joined by Wanda and Clint Barton, who are trying to rescue a bunch of refugees by getting them to a dropship. This is of course the cargo-like structure pictured on the set, and it is also why the Avengers actors were seen looking up while cameras were rolling. Anyhow, Wanda uses her powers to keep up with Ultron as the refugees head for the dropship. We probably could have gathered all of this just by looking the set photos, but more of them have surfaced online with a closer look at James Spader's Ultron stand-in. What do you think?









    AND SOME SAD LOOKING ULTRON PICS











    Robert Downey Jr. helped Marvel’s “Avengers” franchise skyrocket to success the instant he suited up as Iron Man in 2008. It’s a role he’s reprised in three films, with all four earning $3.9 billion in worldwide box office. He spoke to Variety’s Ramin Setoodeh about the franchise, his friendship with Chris Evans and, at age 48, how many more times he wants to suit up.

    Had you met Chris Evans before he was cast in “Captain America?”
    I have a vague memory of seeing him and whatever hot girl he was dating across from a dinner with me and Susan Downey. I think he and his girlfriend invited Susan and I back to their house to get in the Jacuzzi, to tell you the truth.

    Seriously — did you go?
    No, we did not, and by the way, like I said, that’s a vague memory, but that’s what I’d like for you to print.

    Why did you urge Chris to take the Captain America role?
    There was so much riding on what essentially could be considered the squarest superhero in history. It was probably the most risky of the franchises we launched. I say “we,” like I’m a company man, which I like to think I am. By the way, I’m a fan of his.

    You are.
    I’m not kidding. I’m having 50 kids over and I’m screening “Captain America 2” on my birthday, which happens to be the day it opens. I haven’t seen it. That’s one of the perks of being on the inside track at Marvel. I hope it’s not watermarked too heavily.

    Were you nervous when they offered “Iron Man” to you?
    Nervous? I was begging. I was absolutely certain it that would change my life.

    There used to be a sense when you played a comicbook hero it could hurt your career.
    Christopher Reeve went on and did a bunch of other great movies, and his notoriety from the “Superman” franchise helped that, and nobody held it against him. But the other thing is, everybody knows Chris Reeve was a really good guy. A lot of it has to do with personality. Are you the type of person who incurs ill will?

    How many more of these Marvel movies do you think there can be?
    The smart money is you have to look at everybody’s age. I’ll put myself at the top of the list. Sooner or later, they’ve got to start over and get somebody young. I’m not there with them yet. It really is the closest thing to being a beloved contract player with a big old-timey studio that there is right now. When you really think about it at the end of the day, these films are entertainment largely driven by young folks. There is something very honorable about that. I run into kids wearing “Captain America” masks. My kid believes that Captain America is real.

    What’s a downside of playing a superhero?
    It’s kind of like having a really cool TV job. They are always hoping they don’t get picked up for another season; or they are wondering if they’re going to get picked up for another season; or they have done so many seasons, and they are already sick of doing the show, but the show is so big, it’s working well for them. Any of those three things is better than calling your agent and saying, ‘Hey, anything going on? It’s pilot season.’ ”

    You’re starting on “Avengers 2.”
    This one is a very ambitious sequel. If you read it, it’s dense, it’s smart. Joss [Whedon] is a really smart guy. My 2-year-old is crazy about Hawkeye, and I think Jeremy [Renner] has a lot to do with the plot. There’s always so many plates to spin to get these things half-right, and I’m really excited about this one.



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    The hip-hop firebrand on her admiration for the redheaded emo poster girl.

    Rap’s fiercest new voice Angel Haze, who’s just toured with UK chart-toppers Bastille, goes all gushing over Paramore frontwoman and flame-haired emo heroine Hayley Williams, her teenage idol turned Twitter BFF.

    “Without sounding like a creep, I think Hayley Williams and I were always bound to meet and hit it off. I was 16 when the Riot! album came out, and only just started listening to music – in the Christian cult I’d grown up in it wasn’t allowed. I turned on my TV and on MTV there’s this girl with fiery red hair fronting a band with the strongest voice, dressed like a tomboy in a freakin’ graphic T-shirt and doing something boys normally do. I remember dancing on my bed to Crushcrushcrush, moshing so hard I probably broke something inside of me.

    “I try not to meet my idols. I was in Paris three weeks ago at Givenchy and Kanye and I were sitting next to each other the entire show and I didn't say a word to him. I didn’t want to risk having all of my ideals shattered. So when Hayley and I first met it was totally by accident. It was spring last year, when I was playing small shows at SXSW. I was at a MAC cosmetics party and all of a sudden my manager comes over with her and says, ‘Hayley, Angel is a huge fan of yours’. Later I changed my Twitter bio to ‘Rap Game Hayley Williams’. We started tweeting every day and our bromance went from there.

    “We have very similar personalities. People might think that we’re too tough, but then when you meet us it could not be any less true. She’s the sweetest, kindest person and the only person I’ve talked to about career dilemmas. When I leaked my album she texted me: ‘Woah, dude…!’

    “Hayley was 14 when she was signed. She gets what it’s like to be a young female in the music business. With rock it’s exponentially easier than rap – with rap you’re limited to only one girl at a time, one female rapper of the moment, that’s just a given. But in rock they’re still the female in the workplace making five dollars to the male counterpart’s 10. I tell her, I feel like rap’s ugly stepchild. She says: ‘F**k that! Everything about you is genre defying. It’s not about appealing to a certain demographic. You’re gonna have to be strong for people who do get your message.’



    “She invited me to see her play her first time at Madison Square Gardens. Before then I’d never actually seen anyone in concert. I’ve got a ton of videos of it on my iPhone and my whole stage presence has entirely changed since then. I’m learning guitar for my next album, two hours every day I’m on the road. So far I can play The Only Exception, which is my favourite Paramore song.”

    “At Madison Square Garden, I was dating some kid, and I’d told him ‘I don’t wanna be anyone’s anything’. Then right as Hayley starts playing The Only Exception he comes out of nowhere and goes, ‘Hey Raeen’ – Raeen’s my name – ‘will you be my girlfriend?’ I go: ‘I hate you! Why would you do this to me? You’re ruining this song for me!’ I was literally crying along. I’ve always admired lyricists who write open wounds.

    “I can’t believe this person who was so inspirational to me is now a friend. I ask her advice about everything. I just dyed my hair last month and I tweeted her: should I keep the purple or go back to blonde? She says keep the purple, make it lighter, you’ll look like a My Little Pony. So now we've decided we’re gonna make our own line of punk-rock My Little Ponies. They’ll have light orange hair or purple-into-teal hair, and tats on their butts.

    “Actually, I’m gonna get Hayley’s signature tattooed on me, right on my sleeve arm. Yeah, we’re talking insurmountable amounts of love.”



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    A woman lands in jail after her toddler brother nearly dies from ingesting her cocaine. Hilarious, right? Showtime's Emmy campaign for Shameless thinks so.

    In a historic move, the TV Academy has granted John Wells, executive producer of the raunchy fourth-season series about a poor Chicago family, a special dispensation to move his show from drama to comedy series contention.

    “We’d always thought of it as a comedy, and as the series has unspooled, it became clearer,” Wells tells THR. “A show like True Detective is definitely a drama. Ours is a comedy with dramatic elements. We want the show to be judged as such.”

    Although there is a history of series jumping to and from the miniseries race (The Big C, Downton Abbey), the TV Academy’s senior vp awards John Leverence says Shameless’ move is the first drama-comedy swap since a rule allowing shifts was enacted in 2009. “John says the audience views Shameless as a comedy, Showtime promotes it as a comedy and the writing staff consists of ex-stand-up comedians, so the awards committee and the board of governors agreed,” he says.

    The move avoids a jam-packed drama series category, but whether the move will net the never-lauded series or stars Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy any gold remains to be seen. Wells says he simply hopes the content will speak for itself:“The show is about getting through difficult times by laughing and seeing the absurdity of life.”

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    Ashley Greene shows her strength while carrying four bags of groceries at Bristol Farms on Sunday (March 23) in Beverly Hills, Calif.









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    I am not one to body shame, but girl is looking gaunt. How's your workout / diet plan going, ONTD?

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    Former "Full House" star Candace Cameron Bure delighted fans once again with her modest viewpoint on "Dancing with the Stars" Season 18, but this time she also proudly proclaimed her Christian faith. The actress maintained she would be outspoken on her stance when it comes to sexy dances and wardrobe.

    Before Bure showcased her Rumba number with partner Mark Ballas, she made mention of her strong belief in Jesus and living to please Him in what she does. "I'm a Christian, my life revolves around my relationship with Jesus Christ. So with the overall tone of the dance, with the costumes I'm not going to take a back seat my voice will definitely be heard," Bure told the cameras. The 34 year-old mom of three even made sure to tell her partner to keep his shirt on during their dance number.

    Her dance partner pointed out that Rumba is a "dance of love" but Bure assured the audience,"this rumba is not a sexual dance, it's a sensual, emotional dance. Sensual is more sexy than raunchy sex, so I think this is going to be a beautiful dance."


    Bure, graced the dance floor with her passion and beauty but the judges were not impressed with her particular style of Rumba. They told her they wanted it to be sexier. While they deliberated her score, Bure, was questioned by the host on her noble position to keep things classy.

    The actresses responded, "I feel like a sexual woman, I've been married for 18 years, I am a sexual woman; but I want to reserve certain things for my husband so I think we did the best that we could with a rumba that I still felt comfortable doing."

    As usual, the actress/author, received thousands of comments from supporters praising her decision and her outspokenness as a Christian on a secular platform. Many assured her she was their top pick for the competition.

    "Voted for you!!! Love the example you are setting, and I love that you are not shy about putting Jesus first," someone posted on social media.

    Another said, "So awesome to see your love for Jesus Christ and how you stand up for your beliefs! It is an amazing witness that we rarely get to see in today's media."

    "I too appreciate that you speak out about Jesus on air. I think that you are a wonderful role model to our daughters that you can still be modest even in these costumes."


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  • NEAL RETURNS TO STORYBROOKE AND YEARNS TO RECONNECT WITH HIS SON HENRY
    AND HIS FATHER RUMPLESTILTSKIN, AND IN THE FAIRY TALE LAND OF THE PAST,
    NEAL – WITH THE AID OF BELLE AND LUMIERE – ATTEMPTS TO FIND A WAY TO
    BRING BACK RUMPLESTILTSKIN FROM THE DEAD.


    Neal finds himself back in Storybrooke and yearns for a way to reconnect with his son Henry, whose memories of his father are gone, while also trying to find his own father, Rumplestiltskin, whom he has just learned is alive but missing, and Regina discovers a possible connection with Robin Hood. Meanwhile, in the Fairy Tale Land that was over the past year, agonizing over the death of his father, Neal – with the help of Belle and enchanted candelabra Lumiere – attempts to find a magical solution to bring back Rumplestiltskin from the dead.



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    There have been plenty of mixed reactions put out there about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West covering Vogue magazine’s April issue, and even celebrities aren’t holding back their opinions. Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar wanted to cancel her subscription after seeing the cover (“Well……I guess I’m canceling my Vogue subscription. Who is with me???”), and Shahs of Sunset star Reza Farahan told TMZ that he thinks West paid Vogue off to get his lady on the cover. But one person who has been on the cover of Vogue and had an interesting point to make of it all, is Naomi Campbell. In an interview with “The Morning Show” in Australia this morning, she was asked her opinion about the cover. Campbell shared her thoughts in a “politically correct” manner without bashing the magazine and her friend, Anna Wintour, but still managed to give a side-eye to the whole thing:


    Kylie Gillies: “What do you think of Kim and Kanye’s US Vogue cover, given that you’ve been on the cover yourself countless times?”
    Naomi Campbell: “I do not want to comment [laughs].”
    Gillies: “Why?”
    Campbell: “Because I’m a fashion model and I’ve been working for 28 years. And when you get a Vogue cover, it’s a build in your career. It’s a stepping stone to achieve that. I’m a fashion model, so, what more can I say?”
    Gillies: “So you think Kim and Kanye haven’t earned the right to be on the cover of Vogue?”
    Campbell: “Those are your words, I’m being politically correct. That’s Anna Wintour’s choice to put them on the cover of her magazine, who’s to question it?”


    Wintour, who is the editor-in-chief of the famed magazine (and reportedly the inspiration behind The Devil Wears Prada), responded to the controversy on Friday.


    “As for the cover, my opinion is that it is both charming and touching, and it was, I should add, entirely our idea to do it; you may have read that Kanye begged me to put his fiancee on Vogue‘s cover. He did nothing of the sort. The gossip might make better reading, but the simple fact of the matter is that it isn’t true.”


    There you have it. The opinion of one of the more elite fashion models of all time, and the response from the woman behind the biggest fashion magazine on the planet. What do you think of Campbell’s “politically correct” statements on the cover?






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    Stiles Pukes Up... Himself (Episode 22)

    "I have a really sensitive gag reflex, and everybody knows that; T-Pose, they all knew I was going to hate doing that," O'Brien says. "I actually threw up on one of the takes -- like, immediately. I had to sit with the bandage in my mouth, connected to piled-up yarn that was dipped in goop, and I couldn't handle that. So there was one take where I'd been holding it back for so long that, as I ripped the tape, I threw up in my mouth. But we kept going, and I pulled it all out, and I was just throwing up. Bits of it was coming out with the wrap, then they yelled cut, and Tyler was like, 'Bro, did you really throw up?'"





    Stiles' Brain Scan (Episode 18)



    "Me and Ty love doing scenes like that; they really mean a lot to us," O'Brien says. "We have such a brothership in real life, and that's why those scenes seem to work so well, because we really do love each other. And we love the characters. We almost see Scott and Stiles as a version of ourselves. And Tyler was so damn good in that scene. There were certain things that didn't end up getting used, and I wish they had, because he was so in the moment. He was so great. Maybe on the DVD!"

    Stiles & Malia's Hookup (Episode 20)



    "When I first got the script, I was against [the hookup], only because there was already a lot going on in that episode, so I didn't know why Stiles would stop to make out," O'Brien admits. "But I always talk to [executive producer Jeff Davis] about things, and what I ended up discovering was that [the hookup] was actually really nice. For everything Stiles was going through, it was something he's never had happen before. I ended up loving the scene because, randomly enough, it ended up as a pivotal moment in his life. I think that made it really special."

    Nogitsune Reveals Itself to Scott (Episode 19)



    "I loved doing that," O'Brien says. "That was the first time I did a Void scene with Tyler. I was kind of self-conscious at first, because he knew I'd been getting into this bad guy thing, but he hadn't seen it yet. It was the first time Scott saw it, too, which made it kind of surreal. That scene turned out really well, I think. Russell Mulcahy, one of our directors, is such a hero of mine. Any scene I do with him, I'm confident to go for it and trust that he'll make me look decent."


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    She’s sold more than 70 million albums, performed concerts in packed stadiums around the world, and won numerous awards – including being appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for her services to music by Queen Elizabeth II. Yet for all her achievements over a singing career that has lasted more than 25 years, Kylie Minogue admits she still gets nervous each time she begins work on a new album and “always” feels pressure to deliver a hit. “Maybe even more so now,” she says. “It’s fantastic to have such a loyal fan base, but that doesn’t mean you can relax because you want to please all of them as well.”

    Nevertheless, Minogue can breathe a bit easier now. Kiss Me Once (her 12th studio album released March 18), has generally received a warm reception from both critics and fans alike, while the collection’s lead single, “Into The Blue,” has landed comfortably on the music charts in a number of countries – including cracking the top five of the Billboard U.S. Hot Dance Club Songs.

    Though the 5’1” pop pixie says she is proud to be an adopted icon of the LGBT community, but what makes her appeal to gay fans isn't accidental and yet isn't manufactured either. “I didn’t become a gay icon or become popular in the gay community for doing something specific. That happened just because I was being myself,” she says, noting the colorful crowds who attend her live shows.“When I’m on tour, I think there’s a little bit of everything there. From a row of muscle Marys and drag queens to dads, moms, grandmas, and three generations of girls – everyone is there. So I try to put into my shows and albums a little bit for everyone and I hope that colors my work in the best way.”

    Minogue is conscious of not alienating one facet of her fan base for another. Still, she admits her gay following influenced her creatively throughout her career. Most recently, that influence can be seen in the music video for her latest single, “Sexercise,” in which she takes a stiletto-clad strut on the sapphic side with an all-female group of dancers. “I’m very comfortable with it,” she says of venturing into the homoerotic realm for her latest offering and her status as a sex symbol. “I believe I found my place. That right zone between not being too far over the line and just being representative of myself.”

    In fact, it’s Minogue’s effort to be more than a one-note performer and remain true to herself that she believes is partially responsible for the fiercely-devoted gay following she enjoys today. Long before her voice began sailing over American radio waves with her 1988 debut hit “Locomotion,” Minogue was known in Australia and the U.K. as an actress. At the age of 11 she began appearing in small roles in various TV shows and became a breakout star in 1986 when she landed the part of Charlene Mitchell on the hit Australian soap opera Neighbours. Despite her popularity as an actress, Minogue says she was ridiculed when she attempted to expand as an entertainer.“In Australia, to be taken seriously as a singer took a long time,” she recalls.“I was attacked in the press – you could almost say bullied. It was stuff that really wasn’t nice and I didn’t understand at the time because I was just doing my job. I had to really dig my heels in to be allowed to be seen as a multifaceted personality.”

    She adds, “I really resisted being pigeonholed and perhaps that’s one reason the gay community has felt some allegiance with me. Because I didn’t want to be told I was one thing and couldn’t be another. I didn’t want to have just one color to my personality.”

    Today she is not only known as a music legend and actress, but also a philanthropist, designer, activist, entrepreneur, and style icon. But being more fully herself hasn't meant toning down her fabulous factor anytime soon. “It’s performance,” she says. “In the pop industry, you’re a suped–up version of yourself. That’s not how everyday life is, but I don’t think people want to see everyday life.”

    “You don’t really need to see me in my pee jays first thing in the morning,” she adds with a laugh. “It’s not pretty.”

    Even superstars have to find ways to remain grounded. “I wake up with myself every morning, so I know in my day-to-day life I’m not those things,” she says. “But I respect that some people do think of me that way and I’m proud, contentious, and I try to live up to that. However, I think if that’s all you focus on, you lose sight of yourself. For me, the sweet spot is somewhere in the middle and remaining realistic – which I believe I always have been – while playing the role.”

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    Derek and Julianne Hough are on the move, and they want you to join them. 

    The Hough siblings, who gained uber popularity thanks to their thrilling choreography and winning turns on Dancing with the Stars, are hitting the road this spring with a 42-city show called Move Live On Tour, it was announced Tuesday. 

    "Anywhere we go, we always get asked, 'When are you and your brother going to do something together?' Now that my Hollywood career is flopping it's the right time," Julianne, 25, tells PEOPLE. "We're going to do dances and performances, but we also want to get people inspired and active, and we're going to incorporate the audience into the show." 

    "We want the show to be interactive,"
    adds Derek, 28. "We want people to wear comfortable clothes because we're going to get them up and dancing." 

    "Our big passion and goal with this tour is that people leave inspired and motivated to do whatever they want to do in their lives," Julianne says. 

    The Houghs joined forces with the Emmy-winning choreography team of Tabitha and Napoleon D'uomo (known together as Nappytabs) to create the North American tour, which kicks off May 25 in Park City, Kansas. The siblings will bring along 10 backup dancers and Julianne's two Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs, Lexi and Harley. 

    The show will feature solo, duet and group dance performances in ballroom, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop and more, as well as musical performances (Julianne will sing, and Derek will play his original music) and guest performers. 

    Tickets for the Move Live On Tour go on sale Friday. VIP packages will be available through VIPNation.com, giving fans the chance to purchase premium tickets, including backstage tours, pre-show parties and meet-and-greet opportunities with Julianne and Derek. 

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    Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carol Boas Goodson granted Swift a protective order against Timothy Sweet that lasts for three years.

    Sweet has said in the past that he believes he is married to the US musician.

    The 24-year-old singer wrote in a sworn declaration that she fears for her safety in public and at home.

    She said: "Mr. Sweet's course of conduct, including threats to harm my family, are seriously alarming and harassing and are extremely distressing to me and my family."

    Sweet sent messages threatening both Swift's family and anyone who interferes in the relationship he believes he has with her.

    According to the court filing, one of the messages stated: "Dearest Taylor, I'll kill any man who gets in the way of our marriage."

    Court documents show Sweet has sent threatening messages online and went to the singer's Beverly Hills home in February.Sweet has also gone to the singer's house in Nashville.

    The restraining order covers Swift's parents, her homes and places where she works in Los Angeles and Nashville.

    Sweet did not attend Tuesday's hearing and did not respond to the singer's restraining order petition.

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    "Isaac is not returning next season. That's going to be a big surprise for a lot of people."

    Teen Wolf fans, prepare for the loss of another fan favorite. Following the shocking death of the MTV hit's female lead, Allison (Crystal Reed), and Aiden (Max Carver) in Monday's finale, executive producer Jeff Davis exclusively reveals to E! News that Daniel Sharman, who plays fan favorite werewolf Isaac, will not be returning for the fourth season when it premieres in June. "Daniel Sharman came to us, much like Crystal did, and said that he wanted to go out for pilot season and for movies and try something new," Davis says.

    Fortunately, fans will not have to grieve another heartbreaking death as Sharman requested that Isaac not be killed off.

    "He specifically asked that we not kill off Isaac, so that he could have the chance to return. He said he loved the role so much that he wanted to be able to come back if there was a chance," Davis reveals. "But he was at a position where he wanted to stretch his creative wings and I said to him, ‘Well, if we can't convince you to come back, we'll definitely leave the door open for you.'"
    He continues, "It was totally his decision, but he really loves the show. He sends me the nicest texts in the world. He loves the show and he specifically asked not to be killed off, so that he could come back someday. Whether it's the fourth season or later, I would say there's a good possibility of it."
    With the show since season two, Sharman was never a series regular, but appeared in almost every episode of season three.

    "I totally respect an actor who says, ‘Time to move on and I want to try other things and try other roles and maybe do movies and theater,'" Davis says. "In a show like this, we were always bringing in new blood, so it was a struggle because part of me wants to say to Daniel, ‘Please stay, we love you.' But I think he has to do what's best for him. I'm just glad that he came to us to talk about it honestly instead of a few weeks before season four started production."

    Of course, Sharman's decision to exit the show isn't the first major TV departure to go down this season. Or even this week. In addition to Reed also asking to be written off Teen Wolf, The Originals' star Claire Holt decided to leave the CW drama and The Good Wife's creative team made the controversial decision to kill off Josh Charles' character after he felt it was time to move on from the CBS drama.
    "It's an interesting thing when the actor says, ‘Hey, I want to try something new,'" David admits. "You to have to decide whether you're going to say, ‘Can we convince you to stay?' And as a producer, I don't want anyone to work on the show who feels like they want to move on."
    As for how Sharman's exit will be addressed in season four, Davis spills that Isaac and Argent (JR Bourne), Allison's father, headed off to France at the end of the season three finale. "The story is going to be that Argent sort of takes a sabbatical in France to deal with the death of his daughter and Isaac goes with him, that's why you see them leaving out the door." (It's also worth mentioning that Davis confirms, "JR is a part of season four.")

    And fans may remember that another Teen Wolf character headed off to Europe after Colton Haynes left the show after season two, with Jackson moving to London. "I think that would be awesome: Isaac and Jackson in London," Davis jokes. "It's Teen Wolf: European!"
    Teen Wolf's fourth season premieres June 23 on MTV.

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    There’ll be 50 percent less chatter amongst the Grey Sloan residents next season on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy.

    Per our sister site Deadline, neither Friday Night Lights alum Gaius Charles nor Tessa Ferrer are having their options picked up for Season 11, and thus will not be series regulars come fall.

    Both Charles and Ferrer (who play Shane and Leah) joined Grey’s in Season 9 – along with Tina Majorino, who was killed off in this season’s opener, Camilla Luddington and Jerikka Hinton – then got promoted to full-on cast members last summer.

    Also to be absent from Grey’s Season 11 is original cast member Sandra Oh, whose exit was announced in August.

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    Racism, Sexism, and Hannibal: Eat The Rude

    Posted on March 25, 2014 by hettiennepark

    I’m an American actress and I play Beverly Katz on NBC’s HANNIBAL created by Bryan Fuller. (Spoiler Alert coming right now!!!) And she dies in episode 4 of Season 2. That episode got a lot of positive reviews, but it also incited an on-line storm of vitriol directed to Fuller himself for killing off Katz, or more specifically, for being racist and sexist. I caught wind of this myself via Twitter from our beloved Fannibals. And I thought maybe it’d be productive to talk about rather than ignore it.

    Fuller cast me in a role that I didn’t think I had a chance in hell of getting. I rarely if ever see minorities, women, minority women, let alone Asian women, get to play characters like Beverly Katz. I rarely if ever see characters like Beverly Katz period. And her last name is Katz for Christ’s sake. Pretty open-minded, non-racist, pro-feminine writing and casting in my opinion.

    As far as “fridging” (killing her off for the sake of advancing the plot or creating “manpain”)… HANNIBAL is based on the Thomas Harris novels and it centers on the relationship between Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham – two dudes, so that’s where the focus will be and will likely remain. (My guess is that now that their relationship has been well established, there will be opportunity to further develop female characters. One can hope.)

    With good writing, every event happens in order to advance the plot and raise the stakes for the characters in the story, so I’m not sure how any character getting killed off is a bad or avoidable thing, especially on a show about a guy who eats people.

    Yes, Fuller could’ve kept me on for longer and if he had, my character would’ve probably remained in the background processing crime scenes regurgitating technical exposition. Instead – albeit not for very long – he wrote enough for Katz to make people get to know her a little better, actually identify with her, and like her enough to care when she gets killed. If people can identify with this character regardless of the color of her skin, or like her regardless of her sex without her having to play the qualities we usually see chicks play, then that’s a good thing in my opinion. If you are upset about not believing Katz would be so careless, I agree, though part of the fun of the show is its homage to the horror genre. And finding the writing unrealistic may not be enough damning evidence of racism or sexism.

    And let’s take Bella Crawford. She’s a great presence in the story as Jack’s wife despite being a peripheral character, played beautifully and poignantly with great strength by Gina Torres in some of the most moving scenes of the series. Her storyline and possible demise ain’t cheap either. (And she landed a nice solid slap to Hannibal’s mug.)

    In addition, what you may not know is that, though Fuller is the creator/writer, supremely respected and highly regarded, there are many other cooks in this kitchen, AKA the producers. Even though Bryan crafted Katz’s death from the get-go for the sake of storytelling – not to gleefully off a minority female – he wanted me to stay on for longer. I wanted to stay on for longer. But we’re not the only ones who have a say about that. And with the other actresses on the show who have left or may be leaving soon, they have other commitments to other projects, so scheduling and availability are other major factors. And don’t forget about the constraints of Father Time and the Almighty Budget. (You’d be shocked to know how amazing this show looks for how little money they put into it.)

    Believe me, I would’ve preferred having Katz go down with a fight, but when I brought it up, I was told there was concern around showing Hannibal beating up a woman. I can see why they would be concerned. They were being sensitive not to overdo the violence against women in a story that inherently deals with violence. On the other hand, I also felt like that was sort of akin to relegating a female cop to a desk job rather than sending her out into the field. Isn’t that sort of perpetuating the notion that women are the weaker sex? So I suggested to a couple producers that they mitigate their concerns by having Katz get a good solid shot at him before dying, maybe a kick in the balls or wounding him somehow. But then that poses more issues and problems with maintaining integrity and making sure Hannibal doesn’t get caught too soon, which of course can’t happen, otherwise there’s no show. To be fair, I don’t believe they didn’t listen to me because I’m an Asian or a female. I think they didn’t listen to me because I’m an actor.

    Having said all that, I don’t for one second discount or dismiss people’s upset or frustration. There’s a lot of pain out there. First of all, dealing with death, particularly of someone you know (or feel like you know in this instance), is difficult. That’s why we love great TV shows and film and theater and art. We can actually feel our emotions, laugh, cry, and feel connected to one another, right? Secondly, dealing with racism or sexism sucks. I’ve come face-to-face with my fair share of racism AND sexism, especially in this industry. It’s disgusting. It’s humiliating, infuriating, deeply disappointing, and it fucking hurts. When you feel marginalized by the world at large, there’s great comfort and empowerment in seeing someone you can identify with on the screen who isn’t subject to clichés or stereotypes. When that gets taken away, you can feel like you’ve been fucked over once again. And unless you’ve ever been hurt merely due to the color of your skin, what’s between your legs, or who sleeps next to you at night, you probably don’t understand that kind of pain. And anger is usually our first defense against pain. And these are things you can’t physically touch or pin down or throw away or kick the shit out of, arrest and put in jail, so when any form of it might be tangible – like the white, male writer/creator of HANNIBAL – he will become the unfortunate punching bag for a lot of people’s pain.

    And if you are one of those people doing the punching, I ask you to consider this: What if he’s on our side? Don’t forget this is network television, not cable. In order to sell those advertising dollars and survive, they want to appeal to the masses of Middle America. Fuller didn’t have to have any women on the show. He didn’t have to have any strong women on the show. He didn’t have to have any diversity on the show. And HANNIBAL is trying to change the antiquated model of television programming, and they’re doing it. Yes, prominent women and diversity should be a bare minimum for all shows, I agree. But one person can’t change the entire industry or the establishment overnight. Certainly there are plenty of white male writers who may have their own agendas, or may not even realize the frame through which they view the world is biased. But I wouldn’t underestimate Bryan Fuller. His entire body of work alone shows that he’s far from ignorant. And I understand some people were upset with his AV Club interview regarding that episode, but don’t mistake his passion for the creative process of writing fiction with any lack of compassion he has in real life.

    Now I’m definitely not suggesting any of these issues get dismissed or that anyone should be silenced, or even that Fuller isn’t secretly the most intelligent psychopath of all. I actually don’t really know. But no one of us can change the world or the industry and eradicate racism, sexism, or homophobia alone. And while I don’t think anyone honestly believes a TV show bears the burden of social justice, I do think audiences appreciate seeing a realistic representation of the population. And it is becoming more and more obvious that it’s economically viable and necessary to do so. It’s vitally important to speak your truth, voice your opinions, express your concerns and upset, and more importantly support and praise the things you like and love. And the people who are the decision makers – the network, producers, writers – they will be forced to listen. And if you’re loud enough, they will hear you, and things will change. Though it’s always more effective to do so without getting nasty or disrespectful about it because that only pushes people further away. I’m not sure the people who are directing their anger at Fuller or HANNIBAL aren’t really angry at the old-fashioned ideas cultivated by our society about women and people of color. Let’s talk about it with civility and dignity. I don’t see how attacking anyone to the point where nobody wants to listen to any possibly valid points you’re making is going to lead to any solutions. And at least for me, I just end up feeling even worse.

    I’d rather focus on the positive stuff. I got to play this amazing woman who didn’t have to sleep with anyone (not that I would have minded) or act dumb and girlie or fawn all over some guy or be a conniving bitch to get people to notice or respect me, and she didn’t speak broken English or karate chop anyone (not that I would have minded). Nobody called her “dragon lady” or “exotic.” She could shoot a gun and drive that FBI SUV like a champ. And all with the extra added bonus of being Jewish. And when I get messages and thank yous from viewers who dig that or are inspired by that, well, that’s what makes any of this worthwhile or mean anything to me. So thank you for that. I love Beverly Katz. And I loved playing her.

    I tend to be forgiving of human imperfection as well as give people the benefit of the doubt. I believe in Bryan Fuller. I believe he’s on our side. And I think it’s pretty awesome that the people who watch HANNIBAL are invested and passionate and intelligent enough to bring these issues to light and make some noise. Maybe this was his design all along. You never know.
    PS…I don’t wish to become the target of the vitriol, but I’m probably more guilty of racism and sexism than HANNIBAL or Bryan Fuller. I admit I unabashedly tried to point my ass towards the camera every chance I could get, and I begged them to turn me into an eggroll. Neither attempts were successful.
    #GirlPower #YellowFever #RIPBevKatz #FANNIBALSruletheworld #EmbraceYourStrengthsLaughatEachOthersWeaknesses

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    I think he does it for fun but who knows

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