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The first official poster for the forthcoming HBO film adaptation of Larry Kramer's acclaimed Tony Award-winning play THE NORMAL HEART, directed by Ryan Murphy, is now available to view.
The official description of THE NORMAL HEART on HBO is as follows: "Directed by Emmy winner Ryan Murphy ("Eat Pray Love,""Glee") and written by Academy Award nominee Larry Kramer ("Women in Love"), adapting his groundbreaking Tony Award-winning play of the same name, the drama tells the story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS Crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial. The film also stars Alfred Molina ("An Education"), Tony Award winner Joe Mantello ("Law & Order"), Jonathan Groff(HBO's "Looking"), Denis O'Hare (HBO's "True Blood"), Stephen Spinella ("Milk"), Corey Stoll ("House of Cards"), Finn Wittrock ("Unbroken") and BD Wong (HBO's "Oz"). An HBO Films presentation of a Plan B and Blumhouse production in association with Ryan Murphy Productions, THE NORMAL HEART is executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Dante Di Loreto ("Glee"), Jason Blum (the "Paranormal Activity" series), Brad Pitt ("Moneyball"), Dede Gardner ("12 Years a Slave"). Mark Ruffalo co-executive produces; Scott Ferguson (HBO's "Temple Grandin") produces."
THE NORMAL HEART airs May 25 at 9 PM on HBO.
It's nice to know one thing is off-limits in Westeros.
It was beginning to seem like nothing on “Game of Thrones” is sacred.
Last season, a pregnant woman was stabbed in the belly. This season, a child king died, and his father raped his mother alongside his corpse. (Did I mention they're brother and sister?) On Sunday's episode, a baby was sacrificed to the show's ice-zombie White Walkers.
But there was one place that “Game of Thrones” did not go: An adult woman came close to having sex with a young boy — and didn't.
“Game of Thrones” certainly skated the line, though, employing a famously gross phrase of child molesters. At the end of her late-night, clandestine meeting with young Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman), Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) told him the encounter would be “our little secret.”
“Remember — our little secret,” she said, and seemed about to kiss him on the mouth. Instead, she kissed him on the forehead and left. And one of the uncomfortable moments of the show came to an end.
The Washington Post's Alyssa Rosenberg noted how successfully Margaery navigated the situation:
“Watching Margaery seduce her next husband-to-be by recognizing that a boy Tommen's age wants the promise of sex in the future, but the reality of a kiss on the forehead in the present, is a testament to her psychological acumen.” [WHAT??]
We don't know exactly how old Margaery and Tommen are. The actors who play them, Dormer and Chapman, are 32 and 16, though both look much younger, and seem to be playing characters much younger.
The extremely innocent-looking Tommen seems to be about 12. Margaery is at least out of her teens, has technically been married twice (though neither marriage was consummated) and is an extremely gifted manipulator.
She's anything but innocent, especially given the guidance of her grandmother, Lady Olenna Tyrell (Diana Rigg). Olenna inspired Margaery's trip to Tomman's bedroom by telling her how she seduced her own husband while betrothed to his brother. Margaery is also moving from one brother to the next. But Olenna's target probably wasn't a child.
Oh, one other thing: Sunday's episode also included a near-confession from Olenna that she helped kill Joffrey, Margaery's second husband, to spare her from being married to a tyrant.
The show has begun departing significantly from the books on which it is based, which means “Game of Thrones” has more of an anything-can-happen feel than ever before. It can be difficult to watch.
The director of the episode last week has disputed that the apparent rape scene was an actual rape scene. At the very least, it started out as rape, and turned into something else — a dangerous trope that suggests that no doesn't always mean no.
But “Game of Thrones” clearly isn't trying to teach us how to behave. It portrays a vicious, amoral world where the only real god is power. Such a world would certainly include rape, murdered children and all the other horrors of our world.
So there isn't much “Game of Thrones” won't do. But on Sunday, we learned that there is still one line it won't cross. For now.
I thought that the rape scene last week was awful, but this seemed to be almost just as bad??? So many levels of creep I CAN'T
Kylie and Kendall Jenner have two words for Selena Gomez -- GOOD RIDDANCE -- because as far as they're concerned, Selena's the toxic one in their lives, not the other way around.
Nicole Kidman biopic might need to find another U.S. distributor
Harvey Weinstein is considering dropping U.S. distribution rights to “Grace of Monaco” just two weeks before the Nicole Kidman biopic is scheduled to premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Variety has learned.
The problem, according to sources, is that Weinstein is still unsatisfied with the version of the film that the Cannes jury selected to open the festival on May 14.
Director Olivier Dahan (“La Vie En Rose”) has said his film is completed. The two sides have been at a standstill since last year, when “Grace” was originally scheduled for a November 2013 theatrical release in time for Oscars season. A second release date of March 2014 also was missed.
Among Weinstein’s notes, Variety has learned, he wants the film to expand upon the time Grace Kelly (Kidman) spent in Hollywood and provide further context for the political situation in Monaco, a French principality blockaded by Charles de Gaulle during the early years of Kelly’s marriage to Prince Rainier III (played by Tim Roth).
It’s unclear if these extra scenes exist or would have to be reshot. Though the project was not conceived with Oscar ambitions in mind, Weinstein seems to think that he can make it into an awards contender, a la 2011’s “My Week With Marilyn” starring Michelle Williams.
According to France’s “droit d’auteur,” French directors are legally entitled to final cut of their films, though “Grace’s” producers are still open to allowing a Weinstein-edited version in the United States. Distributors in other territories are said to be happy with the festival version, with the release date in France (via Gaumont) pegged to its May 14 premiere in Cannes, and other major territories rolling out over the following three weeks.
Last fall, the Weinstein Co. announced that “Grace” was delayed because it wasn’t ready, even though a completed version of the movie had been shown at a private New York screening.
In October, the behind-the-scenes bickering went public, when Dahan said in an interview with the French newspaper Liberation that he would fight to keep his version of the picture. “It’s right to struggle, but when you confront an American distributor like Weinstein, not to name names, there is not much you can do,” Dahan said at the time. “Either you say ‘Go figure it out with your pile of shit’ or you brace yourself so the blackmail isn’t as violent.”
If the Weinstein Co. bails, it could be a blessing in disguise for producers Arash Amel and Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, who could then offer the biopic to another U.S. distributor. As it is, “Grace” is just one of many projects caught in limbo at TWC, where stories of “Harvey Scissorhands” have reached a fever pitch, affecting everything from “The Grandmaster” and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” last summer to upcoming “Snowpiercer” (which is finally opening on June 27 as the director’s cut), “The Immigrant” (receiving a virtually unpublicized four-screen release on May 16) and “The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet” (still undated).
A press release from the Weinstein Co. sent to journalists last week about the company’s Cannes omitted “Grace of Monaco” and instead touted the re-edited version of “Eleanor Rigby,” which premiered at Toronto as two back-to-back features (“His” and “Hers”) last September.
The Weinstein Co. did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Weinstein is expected to make a final decision this week.
Kanye West is planning to release a spoken word album.
The 'Bound 2' hitmaker will reportedly make the three-hour recording available on vinyl, and it will feature everything from his views on the environment to life with fiancee Kim Kardashian and their 10-month-old daughter North.
A source said: ''Kanye loves the sound of his own voice and this will be the ultimate in self-indulgence.
''He has very strong views on everything from music and art to politics and the environment. He's forever recording his opinions on tape.
''He says he's doing it for posterity and thought about turning them into a book or even donating them to a museum.''
Kanye is said to be excited by the ''groundbreaking'' record and has set his sights on it winning awards.
The source told The Sun newspaper: ''Kanye likes to push the boundaries and thinks this is very groundbreaking. He's hoping it'll win him a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album.''
And for fans who are particularly enamoured by the project, there will be a special extended version of the album available for download.
The source said: ''What's more, he's planning on making 24 hours of his speech recording available to download so fans can listen to his views round the clock.''
Andrew Garfield gets a high-five from a tiny fan during his visit to PS 93 in the Bronx, New York City on Friday afternoon.
The 30-year-old actor and Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb, along with Worldwide Orphans Foundation’s Dr. Jane Aronson, stopped by the school as part of the Be Amazing Volunteer Day.
On the same day, Andrew‘s girlfriend and Amazing Spider-Man 2 co-star Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx & Dane DeHaan volunteered their time to I.S. 145 Joseph Pulitzer in Queens.
Emma also visited Gilda's Club in New York to make friendship bracelets and to pack Spidey-kits in red backpacks, which included supplies like markers, a Spider-Man mask and toy.
Worldwide Orphans Foundation’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 screening
Andrew Garfield munches on a Baked By Melissa mini-cupcake from Dr. Jane Aronson during the Worldwide Orphans Foundation’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 screening on Sunday night (April 27) in New York City.
The 30-year-old actor helped the charity raise over $10,000 that day, according to the organization’s Facebook page.
“I’m in awe of what Jane and her team do,” Andrew said at the event. “It’s a true Spider-Man life.”
Lindsay Lohan‘s upcoming movie Inconceivable is having trouble securing financing and insurance for the troubled starlet because of her unprofessional behavior and diva antics, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
It's a real coup for Radio 1 to secure the booking of One Direction, who are scheduled to perform in Dublin the same day. Other acts announced performing at the free bonanza at Glasgow Green are Bastille, Jake Bugg, Lily Allen and Pharrell. Rita Ora and Paolo Nutini are also taking to the stage, as are rockers Kings of Leon - who are topping the bill on Sunday night.
Also making an appearance are Tinie Tempah, John Newman, The Vamps and The 1975.
Coldplay are headlining on the Saturday night, after front-man Chris Martin broke the news while appearing in the Live Lounge. The free music event takes place in May and already boasts a line-up which includes Pharrell, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Paolo Nutini and more
Katy Perry said: “Your Saturday line-up is dope. I’ll see you on the weekend, I’m so excited.
One Direction said: “We’re so excited to perform at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow. Glasgow we are coming to get you. We’re going to put on a great show and we can’t wait to see you all there.”
Nathan Followill, Kings of Leon drummer said: “We’re so excited to play Radio 1’s Big Weekend. We’ve heard great things, and we can’t wait to experience them first-hand.” Ben Cooper, Controller, Radio 1 and 1Xtra said: “It’s a phenomenal line-up, probably the best in the world this year, in one of the world’s great music cities.”
The 50,000 free tickets for this year's event were sold-out in less than one hour.
Ladies man Harry suggested that Niall quit moaning and ‘get on Tinder!’
Niall has previously been linked to pop star Selena Gomez, model Barbara Palvin and Made In Chelsea star Louise Thompson. Despite Harry's teasing, celebs such as Lindsay Lohan and Katy Perry have reportedly jumped on the Tinder bandwagon.
What would you do if you found one of the One Direction boys on Tinder, would you be swiping left or right???
The boys have just started their world arena tour after enjoying a few months of R&R following a crazy mad hectic 2013.
Are you on Tinder, ONTD?
As season six draws to a close, fans are eagerly anticipating the crowning of America's Next Drag Superstar on RuPaul's Drag Race. Who will it be? The show's reigning insult queen, Bianca Del Rio, the budding star, Adore Delano or the fishiest of fishy queens, Courtney Act?
While the show is still eliminating queens, viewers can plan a trip to Las Vegas for the finale airing on May 19.
In partnership with Logo TV, the New Tropicana Las Vegas Resort and Casino will host a live finale viewing party during which one queen will be crowned the winner of season six. The event will be emceed by Shangela, while last year's winner, Jinkx Monsoon, will hand over the mantle to one of the finalists.
Those wanting to make a weekend event of it can soak up the sun at Xposed!, the hotel's new gay pool party happening every Saturday throughout the summer season. The party is one fishy good time.
While tickets are free, space is limited. So grab them while you can.src
Start practicing your hand jive!
Following the smash success of NBC's Sound of Music Live! last year, Fox is hopping on the live special bandwagon.
The network is set to air a live three-hour broadcast of the hit musical Grease, Fox president Kevin Reilly announced on Monday. Grease Live is set to air in 2015 and will feature a young ensemble cast that will reintroduce viewers to the songs and characters from the 1971 Broadway musical and the hit 1978 film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
Fox's broadcast will feature some if the musical's iconic songs, such as "Greast Lightnin'," "You're the One That I Want" and "Summer Nights," but it will also reimagine some of the most memorable T-Bird and Pink Lady characters.
"From Broadway to film, and across generations, Grease is one of the most beloved musical stories ever told – and we can't wait to bring it to our air in a spectacular live event," Fox's senior vice president of event series Shana C. Waterman said in a statement. "Its iconic characters and addictive songs make it the perfect fit for Fox, and we're going to give it the kind of star power and production quality to make every Sandy, Danny, Rizzo and Kenickie out there want to get up and sing along."
Paramount TV's president Amy Powell added, "It's incredibly exciting to have one of our first major network productions be based on this universally celebrated Paramount title, and we're thrilled to be partnering with Kevin, Joe and Shana on this epic television event. Fox's passion for engaging audiences with bold storytelling and live musical formats make it a perfect home for this special broadcast."
Fox's decision to stage a live musical should come as no surprise following the massive ratings The Sound of Music Live! starring Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer brought in for NBC last December. The special attracted 18.5 million viewers and a stellar 4.6 ratings in the all-important adults 18-49 demo.
In January, NBC boss Bob Greenblatt announced the network's next live musical: Peter Pan!
"We had so much doing a big musical that the family could watch over the holidays, so we're going to do it again," Greenblatt said. "Get ready for flying children and some start-of-the-art technology for Tinkerbell."
Are you excited to see Fox's Grease Live? Who should play Danny and Sandy? Sound off in the comments!
Jennifer Lawrence seems to be starting her own little trend. That is, if it is indeed the Oscar winner we're looking at here.
But then again, who else would it really be traveling with Nicholas Hoult to Paris on Sunday other than his 23-year-old girlfriend, right?
Well, assuming it is the Hunger Games star behind that newspaper, we naturally couldn't help but notice that the gal, once again, flipped the bird as she and her significant other found themselves surrounded by paps after getting off the Eurostar.
And while seeing celebs motioning with their middle finger is certainly nothing new, this sighting stands out, if for no other reason than it would mark the second time in three days that Lawrence has served up such a salute.
After all, it was just last Thursday when she flipped the bird while taking a taxi with Hoult after the two enjoyed a romantic meal in London. (And in that case, we clearly saw her fabulous face.)
Making the moment all the more memorable, of course, was the fact that the vehicle they were riding in had the phrase, "Love is all you need," printed on the roof.
According to an eyewitness, Hoult tried to get her to put her hand down, but she kept it up until the shutterbugs were out of sight.
Apparently, the same effort was not made this time around.
Fans waiting for Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain outside a Toronto studio were rewarded with a meet and greet from the flame-haired actress.
Actress Jamie Chung is no stranger to genre films, having previously appeared in Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch and the upcoming Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and next she'll be lending her voice to another one, Disney Animation's upcoming Big Hero 6. Though not an official announcement, Chung's bio on the official site for NBC's upcoming series "Believe" lists the film among Chung's credits. She's only the second confirmed cast member, joining comedian TJ Miller in the animated Marvel adaptation.
Big Hero 6 features brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city.
Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action and all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, the CG-animated film hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.
this was alr confirmed but i think everyone was waiting for a decent news source.
Video and song are all I'd hoped they'd be <3 Now ima just need a Lana/Paloma collab by the end of the year and I'll be set.
Tony Soprano. Nucky Thompson. Walter White.
The three characters from "The Sopranos," "Boardwalk Empire," and "Breaking Bad" respectively have committed despicable crimes and murders, yet we absolutely love watching them on television.
However, it's not clear why we enjoy watching violent characters on screen.
"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston, "The Sopranos" executive producer Terence Winter, and Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior James Fallon broke apart the complicated question during the Tribeca Film Festival's "Psychos We Love" panel Tuesday.
All three provided a mix of answers ranging from science to living vicariously through fictional characters to explain what audiences get from watching violent — possibly psychotic — characters on screen.
Fallon suggested a scientific interpretation of what draws people to become naturally fixated on high intensity moments.
"It's like horror films," says James. "You can see that it stretches out people's sense of what a person is. You watch it and it really stretches out all the possibilities — right to the breaking point if you will. Once that is released — through techniques that are used in the writing and direction — it releases dopamine ... and gives you this wonderful feeling of euphoria."
Dopamine is a chemical released by the brain when you experience something pleasurable. (Of course, it has many other functions, too, dealing with memory and movement.)
Terence Winter compared viewer's consumption of violence to riding a roller coaster.
"You get to experience the feeling of what it may feel like to almost die ... and not die," says Winter. "You get to spend time with Walter White — and be inside that world, be inside that head ... what it must be like to live that life ... or Tony Soprano or Jordan Belfort and not have the consequences."
Winter gave the example of a famous scene featuring Al Pacino in "The Godfather."
"You really feel like you're in the shoes of a guy who is about to kill somebody for the first time. The way that thing is constructed it's just so brilliant because you really feel one millionth of what it must feel to be really doing that. Again, where else do you get to suspend time like that or ever be in that circumstance — God willing never — but that's what it gives you and it's pretty exhilarating."
Cranston gave another, simpler reason for why we're drawn to such characters like his "Breaking Bad" character Walter White.
"Well, I think he's relatable. The more complex a character is the more honest the character is depicted," says Cranston. "I think it touches people and it resonates through them, and it was done very craftily. A psychopath is more interesting to watch in a drama because they are just more interesting period."
Cranston didn't really agree with White being pegged as a psychopath, and neither did James.
Instead, Cranston saw his "Breaking Bad" character as someone reacting to a situation — in this case a cancer diagnosis — as a call to action.
"For Walt, it was simply about leaving something for his family, having more control of how he was going to die," said Cranston. "It was more pragmatic. How much money do I need for my kids to go to college? How much money do I need for my wife not to lose the house? How much money do I need so they won't bankrupt themselves from my care? ... That initially was what he was going for."
"Anybody in that position can identify with all those things," added James. "What will it take for me to save my image? ... I could really identify with a lot of the things in the character. I think many people can. The question you have to ask is 'How far would you have to be pushed in order to jump out of society?' That's a very legitimate question and you don't need to be a psychopath to do that."
Crystal Reed was also there
The decision to put the superstar couple on the front of the publication was a divisive one, but editor Anna Wintour is on her way to being vindicated with huge sales predictions.
After the reality TV star and her fiancé posed for the April issue of the fashion bible, it is expected it will around 500,000 copies, according to reports from RadarOnline.com.
The figures are yet to be confirmed, but it's thought Kim's cover could outsell previous issues featuring Beyoncé and America's First Lady Michelle Obama which sold 355,39 and 293,798 copies respectively.
The numbers are higher than the last estimate, but they still might not do much to convince some of the loudest critics who voiced their disappointment at the decision.
Sarah Michelle Gellar was quick to blast Vogue for putting Kim and Kanye on the cover, insisting it has cost them her subscription.
When it was revealed last month, she wrote: "Well......I guess I'm canceling my Vogue subscription. Who is with me???"
Anna eventually defended her decision, laying to rest rumours that the rapper had begged for his family to be featured in the magazine.
She said: "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 fiancée 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."
Meanwhile, Hard Out Here singer Lily Allen supported the cover, and predicted its huge success.
She insisted: "I think that all industries that can be taken advantage of by the internet now, there is no time for irony, it is like ‘what the f*** is going to sell?’. That is it.
“And I bet you it is the biggest selling cover they have had in five years.”
omW what kind of legend? how many copies did you buy of this best selling iconic issue? i bought 3!