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Oh No They Didn't! - LiveJournal.com

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    If the reviews are any indication the best thing about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the chemistry between its two leads, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Stone, for her part, has been doing the challenging work of elevating iffy material for years now.

    Stone is an interesting breed of movie star. She's a genuine talent, who is beloved off-screen as well, her goofiness translating easily into internet ephemera. But while she and Jennifer Lawrence have that in common—they give good GIF—Stone, a more inherently comedic actress, hasn't yet made a movie that has lived up to her talents in every way possible. And since starting the Amazing Spider-Man franchise, she hasn't been seen in anything else of note. In a summer movie preview, Vulture's Kyle Buchanan wrote that she's had a "rough time of it." Stone has some things cooking, however, that might give her career the jolt it needs.


    The Beginnings
    Emma Stone got her first credited role, a pilot called The New Partridge Family, via reality show. She then had a couple of TV roles—stints on Malcolm in The Middle and Lucky Louie, as well as Tim Minear's short-lived but well-cast Drive—but everyone took notice along with Jonah Hill in Superbad. Stone was effortlessly cool as Hill's love interest, Jules, the girl throwing the party that inspires the entirety of the movie's antics. The role could have easily been thankless, but Stone was always able to seem like more than the typical hot girl. She followed that up with some roles in less memorable movies: The Rocker, for one; The House Bunny, for another. It wasn't until quirky horror comedy Zombieland in 2009 that she found another role that gave her a lot to work with and a chance to showcase her clearly outsized personality.

    Internet Sensation
    Easy A was a good choice for Stone. A low stakes romantic comedy with a twist, and she was front and center. While the movie got mostly good reviews and did admirably at the box office, its most significant contribution to the Emma Stone canon comes in GIF form. Specifically, this GIF:

    Yes, this is the movie that made Emma Stone an Internet hero—she knows this to be true—and it didn't hurt that she added her first SNL hosting gig to her resume that same fall. Her big followup to Easy A—we're not counting what was essentially a cameo in the Timberlake-Kunis rom-com Friends With Benefits—was Crazy, Stupid, Love, featuring none other than Internet obsession, Ryan Gosling.

    This was around the time Stone started exercising her dramatic muscles. She ostensibly had the lead role in The Help, but was handily overshadowed but co-stars Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, and Jessica Chastain, all of whom received Oscar nominations. It didn't help that no one liked her hair in the movie, or that she had to embody the frustrating White Savior trope either.

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    Though Stone locked down a franchise with The Amazing Spider-Man, appearing in the movies marked the start of something of a drought for her. As great as her chemistry is with her costar and boyfriend Andrew Garfield, Stacy isn't an especially exciting role. She is, after all, very much a damsel in distress, despite Stone's typical warmth and toughness.

    Her next film, Gangster Squad, wasn't necessarily a bad choice on paper—a period piece starring Sean Penn that would re-team her with Gosling—but it got pushed to January after a scene closely resembled the Aurora movie theater shooting, and when it did hit theaters, reviews were abysmal. After that was released, her only intervening films before the next Spider-Man movie were star-studded Razzie-bait Movie 43 and voiceover work in The Croods.(It should be noted that she did more work in this period than Garfield, who has appeared in zero non-Spider-Man movies since the franchise launched.)

    The Future
    Stone's next projects perhaps tell a different story. She has three films in post-production, all with major directors. Still, despite the fact that she is working with boldface names, they are names and projects that don't immediately inspire a lot of confidence. The first film up is Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight, which should raise a number of red flags. For one, Allen's once-a-year formula tends to breed off years. With Blue Jasmine a success, Magic in the Moonlight could be a From Rome With Love-style dud. But on a more serious note, this is the first Allen movie to come out after the renewed accusations brought against him by Dylan Farrow, and audiences may decide not to flock to the theaters out of protest. Still, the role of a "phony mystic" sounds like a juicy one for Stone, who plays opposite the, yes, too old for her Colin Firth.

    Stone then has two movies with release dates that could portend awards hopes. Birdman, from Alejandro González Iñárritu, is the director's attempt at comedy, about an actor known for playing a superhero working on a Broadway play. It is scheduled to open October 17. Then there's the Untitled Cameron Crowe Project, dated for Christmas of this year. Maybe it will be a return to the director's glory days. Maybe it will be an heir to We Bought A Zoo. Here's hoping the former.

    Stone has the chance to break out again with these three films. There may, however, be a more interesting path she should consider taking. It would be thrilling to see Stone working her stuff in an indie with a more unknown director, a project that would give Stone a chance to shine without seeming like a cog in the Hollywood machine.

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    Renowned actor Edward James Olmos has always been very vocal about pushing forward the influence and value of Latinos and Latino culture in Hollywood.

    So it’s no surprise that in a recent interview with Telemundo’s "Suelta la sopa," he spoke about how proud he is about his roots.

    “Being Latino – I love it,” the 67-year-old Mexican-American actor said in Spanish. “I love being Latino. It’s a love that I have that comes from a deep sense of pride.”

    The “Machete” actor said Latinos have the responsibility to promote the culture as much as they can, something that some fellow actors - he said- have forgotten to do.

    Olmos singled out actress and singer Jennifer Lopez, with whom he shared the screen in her breakout role as “Selena.”

    He said her role in the iconic movie about the Mexican-American singer catapulted Lopez “to a stardom that she would not have been able to reach without that film.”

    “I told her, ‘You have to understand that the future is in your hands, and I hope you use it not only to advance who you are but also to promote what we represent, as Latino women and men,’” Olmos said. “She has done a lot of things, but she has not dedicated herself to her culture, and that is the most important thing to me.”

    Olmos also mentioned Cuban-American actor Andy Garcia and others, saying that although they express they are proud of their Latino roots, “they don’t like the limitations of being a Latino; they only want to be artists.”

    “I am a Latino artist,” Olmos said.

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    Thursday night was the Gloria Awards and Gala, held in New York City by the Ms. Foundation for Women. The party, which doubled as an 80th birthday party for Ms. magazine founder Gloria Steinem, featured awards, speeches, and a giant cake.

    Among the speakers was Gabourey Sidibe, who gave an eloquent speech on confidence and why you shouldn't put chocolate chips in gingerbread cookies. She explained why it's tough to be a woman of her size in the industry while encouraging her audience to treat their differences as challenges instead of setbacks.

    "Gabourey, how are you so confident?" It's not easy. It's hard to get dressed up for award shows and red carpets when I know I will be made fun of because of my weight. There's always a big chance if I wear purple, I will be compared to Barney. If I wear white, a frozen turkey. And if I wear red, that picture of Kool-Aid that says, "Oh, yeah!" Twitter will blow up with nasty comments about how the recent earthquake was caused by me running to a hot dog cart or something. And "Diet or Die?" [She gives the finger to that] This is what I deal with every time I put on a dress. This is what I deal with every time someone takes a picture of me. Sometimes when I'm being interviewed by a fashion reporter, I can see it in her eyes, "How is she getting away with this? Why is she so confident? How does she deal with that body? Oh my God, I'm going to catch fat!"

    What I would say, is my mom moved my brother and I to my aunt's house. Her name is Dorothy Pitman Hughes, she is a feminist, an activist, and a lifelong friend of Gloria Steinem. Every day, I had to get up and go to school where everyone made fun of me, and I had to go home to where everyone made fun of me. Every day was hard to get going, no matter which direction I went. And on my way out of the house, I found strength. In the morning on the way out to the world, I passed by a portrait of my aunt and Gloria together. Side by side they stood, one with long beautiful hair and one with the most beautiful, round, Afro hair I had ever seen, both with their fists held high in the air. Powerful. Confident. And every day as I would leave the house... I would give that photo a fist right back. And I'd march off into battle. [She starts crying] I didn't know that I was being inspired then. On my way home, I'd walk back up those stairs, I'd give that photo the fist a
    gain, and continue my march back in for more battle. [She pulls a tissue from her cleavage and dabs her eyes] That's what boobs are for! I didn't know I was being inspired then, but I was. If they could feel like that, maybe I could! I just wanted to look that cool. But it made me feel that strong.

    Slay the haters Gabz, #honoryourcurves - red is her color tbh
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    The CW have released a dozen new photos from next week’s episode of Arrow, titled “Streets of Fire.”

    The episode — and the finale, for that matter — picks up more or less in real time following the events of “City of Blood,” in which Deathstroke, Ravager and Brother Blood are preparing to demolish the city and kill Team Arrow with a Mirakuru-fueled army of escaped convicts. With Sara gone and Laurel in the field with Oliver, Diggle and Felicity, the stakes are pretty high; basically half the team is untrained and untested — and we know that Slade wants to kill one more person (who will be taken hostage in the finale).

    The second-to-last episode of the show’s second season, “Streets of Fire” carries on a unique tradition from last year, taking its title from one of the tracks on the Bruce Springsteen record Darkness on the Edge of Town. Last year’s penultimate episode was titled “Darkness on the Edge of Town.” ComicBook.com has already put in a recommendation the next year’s be called “Candy’s Room,” but the producers have seemingly ignored it.
    You can check out the rest of the photos, as well as the official teaser text for the episode, below.
    MALCOLM MERLYN RETURNS — Oliver (Stephen Amell) rallies his team as Slade’s (Manu Bennett) soldiers attack the city. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) gets a call from S.T.A.R. Labs with game-changing news and Thea (Willa Holland) comes face-to-face with her father – Malcolm Merlyn (guest star John Barrowman). Nick Copus directed the episode written by Jake Coburn & Ben Sokolowski.


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    Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are officially parting ways after a near decade of film making together. The duo have been a part of highly profitable and well known franchises over the last few years including: two Transformer films,Mission Impossible III, Now You See Me, and most recently Star Trek: Into Darkness.



    With their split it’s unforeseen how current projects, such as the next two Amazing Spider-man films, will be handled. Someone has to decide who gets what kid in the divorce or how K/O Paper Projects will be accommodated when these new changes take full affect. Though it’s doubtful there will be much drama involved since the split appears to be rather amicable.


    Separate upcoming projects for the two include Kurtzman’s Venom. A spin-off of Sony’s Amazing Spider-man franchise. Hopefully whatever Kurtzman and Sony have planned for Venom will reap better results than Sam Rami’s version of the classic Spider-man villain that appeared in Spider-man 3.


    For Orci there’s one big project that has everyone talking, Star Trek 3. Every major movie franchise nowadays completes itself in a trilogy or at least sets itself up for one.




    In the case of an epic franchise like Star Trek it’s not surprising that we’ll be getting three films. If not more. However despite it’s already thriving fanbase sources say that Paramount is feeling a bit cautious. This will be Orci’s first solo directing gig and he’s heading one of the biggest pop culture franchises in America history. Paramount aren’t the only ones feeling a bit twitchy at the thought.


    Fans are ranging from wary to outright disgruntled over the news. For the studio, it boils down to cash, or the potential lack of it.


    While Star Trek: Into Darkness certainly didn’t bomb, It failed to out gross it’s predecessor and live up to box office predictions. Typically a sequel makes more than it’s first film, if only because of fanfare alone. However even before the initial reactions flooded the fan boards people were already chattering with discontentment about the new film. Namely casting white British actor Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan who was originally conceived as a person of Indian descent (and originally played by a man of color, Ricardo Montalban, in Wrath of Khan). If the name Khan wasn't already a dead given away as to the characters racial origins, the original casting should have been.




    After Star Trek: Into Darkness‘ official release fan complaints only grew given the movie’s seemingly overbearing sexism; if only due to the positively pointless Carol Marcus underwear scene that sent a flurry of rage across the web and had screenwriter Damon Lindelof apologizing. Not to mention the overtly militaristic tone of the movie which somewhat out of place in a Star Trek film. Racist whitewashing, sexism and a total lack of hopeful exploring? In a Star Trek movie? Say it isn’t so cried many a long time fan of the progressive series.


    To make matters worse was Orci’s own personal reactions fans displeased outcries. One such outcry being fans naming Star Trek: Into Darkness as the worst Star Trek movie in history. Orci reacted by lambasted fans for their negativity and publicly arguing with them. Strangely this has left a bad taste in the mouths of many loyal fans. Which is not something any studio wants while in the makings of building a franchise.



    After all what ultimately what makes a franchise? Fans. The only reason Pacific Rim was able to stand against the juggernauts that were sequels, remakes, and reboots of last summer was because it was able to create a fanbase. Something DC and Warner Bros have struggled to do for years with their own brand of movies that don’t have the title of Batman slapped on it.


    Fans don’t just buy tickets, they invite their friends, they go for multiple viewings, they tell everyone on their social media about it, they blog about it, they buy the merchandise, and if you treat them well, they keep coming back for more.


    Marvel’s cinematic universe owns a lot to their fans and the casts of the movies always know it. Or did anyone miss the epic fanfare that was Tom Hiddleston showing up at last years comic con? If you need any solid proof of what the power of fans can do look no further than the Cinderella tale that is Firefly. Which garnered it’s own movie all through the power of fans. A Veronica Mars movie exists solely thanks to fans who supported the kickstarter. If you need a more recent showcasing of fandom power take a look at last years Enders Game where the controversy over author Scott Orson Card’s homophobic beliefs led to a total bomb at the box office.



    Clearly, fans have the power to make or break a movie. Who knew? So begs the question, should Paramount be concerned about Orci heading the ship for the upcoming Star Trek 3 because it will mark his first debut as a solo director? Or should Paramount be more concerned about the possible lack of total fan support?

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    By Kathleen Perricone
    Ariana Grande had a big Thursday night at the iHeartRadio Music Awards … and this morning, Ryan announced that she has just been added to Wango Tango.

    The “Problem” singer called in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest to chat about the big news, being starstruck by Jennifer Lopez at the iHeartRadio awards, and working with none other than Justin Bieber on her upcoming album.
    Of course, Ryan had to ask about that photo her manager Scooter Braun posted on Instagram of Ariana and Justin together in the studio.
    So does that mean they’re working on a song together?
    “Yeah, I am,” she reveals. “I’m excited about it … I’m just very excited. Justin wrote it and he brought the idea to me. And I was really excited to hear it and I’m excited to work with him. I’ve  wanted to work with him for a while. And I know it’s something our fan have been begging for for years now.”
    Will it be on her upcoming album or his? “I’m hoping it ends up on my album, which will be out late summer.”
    Until then, download “Problem” on iTunes and for more information on Wango Tango, which is May 10 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, go here.

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    Shia LaBeouf may try hard to act as if he doesn't care.

    And clearly, it appears this mindset has been passed down onto his hipster sense of style.

    The 27-year-old actor was spotted absentmindedly showing off his stomach while dressed in a scruffy ensemble that appeared to be intentionally strewn together, including threadbare trainers, and faded brown trousers while in Studio City on Wednesday.

    While the actor has attempted to play down his fame as of late, LaBeouf appeared to have purposefully played up the tattered components of his ensemble, perhaps attempting to stylishly state his laissez-faire attitude.

    With his hand absent-mindedly playing with the edges of his loose-fitting and spotted shirt, LaBeouf tucked his faded brown trousers into a pair of chunky blue socks.

    Keeping his stride in a pair of lace-up ankle trainers, the former Even Stevens actor protected his gaze from the warm day beneath a beige cap with a triangular logo.

    Sporting his ever-present beard and mustache, LaBeouf carried a single white Barnes and Noble shopping bag, all while patting his surprisingly toned stomach.


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    Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima and former NBA star Marko Jaric have split, PEOPLE confirms exclusively.

    "After long and careful consideration, we have decided to separate after five years of marriage," they said in a joint statement to PEOPLE.

    "We are grateful to be the parents of two incredible young daughters that we will continue to co-parent. We would greatly appreciate your respect for our family's privacy as we begin this delicate next chapter for all members of our family."

    Lima, 32, and Jaric, 35, met at a party in Los Angeles in 2006 and got engaged two years later on Lima's 27th birthday. They eloped in 2009, exchanging vows on Valentine's Day in a private civil ceremony in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

    "Our life, we live in a honeymoon," the Brazilian beauty told PEOPLE six months after they tied the knot. "I never saw myself being married. But after I met him, everything changed. I knew he was the one and I could see myself married with him and with a big family."

    The couple have been raising their two children – daughters Valentina, 4, and Sienna, 19 months – in Miami.

    "Even in my wildest days I knew that I wanted to be the ultimate family man," Jaric told PEOPLE in 2009.

    Though Lima has walked the Milan runways for Prada and showcased her killer body in nothing but lingerie for Victoria's Secret, she says, "The best job in the world for me is being a mom."

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    bow @ his receding hairline. but will taye diggs be pissed at black women if this fails tho?

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    With less than a month to go before the big day, Kim Kardashian is getting her post-baby bod in tip top shape.

    The reality star, 33, works out nearly every day, often in the early morning, according to an insider, varying between classes at Barry's Boot Camp and spinning at SoulCycle. "She alternates between different types of workouts for a better result," says the source.

    And 10-month-old daughter North often gets in on the action – Kardashian pushes Nori in her stroller on long walks around their Hidden Hills neighborhood. And there's no rest for the weary, even on vacation. When Kardashian took an Easter trip to Santa Barbara, "she kept up with her workouts," says the insider. "She's very focused and dedicated to her routine."

    And as the clock is ticking, it's clear that Kardashian's hard work is paying off. Famously criticized for the 50 pounds she gained while pregnant, the star has been steadily shedding the weight through a healthy Atkins-based diet and her commitment to exercise.

    Says the insider: "It's obvious she wants to look her best for the wedding. And she looks amazing!"

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    Call it a musical reconciliation, or at least a kind of therapy. Just days after the pair was arrested for disorderly conduct, Paul Simon and Edie Brickell have released a new duet together.

    Titled "Like to Get to Know You Again," the song is a gentle acoustic ballad about finding new faith in old love. "I wouldn't trade places with anyone," the pair, married since 1992, harmonize. "Because I'd like to get to know you again."

    "I know how you like your coffee," Simon sings. Brickell's rejoinder: "And I know how bad you drive."

    Comments on the song are disabled on Brickell's Soundcloud page.



    The couple was arrested April 26 at their New Canaan, Conn. home. According to police, Simon called police after he and Brickell got in a physical scuffle that left both with minor injuries.

    "I got my feelings hurt and picked a fight with my husband. The police called it disorderly. Thank God it's orderly now," Brickell told PEOPLE in a statement through her lawyer.

    In court in Norwalk, Conn. on Monday, the pair played down the incident.

    "Both of us are fine together," Simon told the court. Brickell agreed: "He is not a threat to me at all."

    The couple are due to return to court on May 16.

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    There isn't a "Sopranos" fan alive who wouldn't kill to know how the series actually ended. With a cut to black that caused half the show's viewers to assume they'd experienced a power outage, the final episode gave us what is arguably the most notoriously ambiguous ending of any television program in history. Last night at the Museum of the Moving Image, however, where the screening of "The Sopranos" pilot was immediately followed with the screening of its finale, creator David Chase delved into the unknown details of the show and its production and, unsurprisingly, had to answer to a number of questions and theories from the audience regarding his peculiar choice for a series capper -- which led to even more ambiguity. Read some of the highlights of the event below:

    Networks initially called it "too dark." One problem Chase had with "The Sopranos" was getting it off the ground. The showrunner stated about the networks he pitched the idea to that "they always say that 'Oh, it was well-written, but too dark' is what they say. They said, and I remember going to a network where a very important man nowadays said 'You know, I got no problem with the shooting and the killing and the robbing and all that, but does he have to be on Prozac? Does he have to be seeing a shrink? Are you married to that shrink?' And I said 'Well...yeah...'"

    The deliberate similarities between the pilot and the finale. One thing that was alluded to in the discussion was the pilot's themes and plot points being reflected in the finale (e.g. explosions, depression, the American dream), to which Chase responded that "in a way, I think the pilot is the series. The series is the recapitulation of the pilot, a longer version of the pilot." He added, "I noticed that too, that everything [Tony] said in the pilot kind of happened in the last episode. But I probably went back and read the pilot. Yeah, in fact I did. I went back and read the pilot."

    Ensuring a directing stint. David Chase had only directed two episodes throughout the whole series -- the pilot and the finale -- and even that started with a bit of a struggle. Having to fight for the right to direct the pilot, Chase asserted "I had done some directing, but HBO didn't want me to direct. And I went over there actually, you know -- they asked me questions like 'What's your vision?' They always do that. 'What's you vision for this thing?' I had a very clear vision and [media executive] Chris Albrecht, ballsy guy, said 'Okay.' 'Cause I was very specific about it."

    Filming outside of L.A. was a totally foreign concept."It's funny, we went to all the networks with it and they would always say 'It says it takes place in New Jersey, you're gonna shoot it in L.A., right?' -- that's where people used to shoot. Hollywood. 'And you're gonna shoot it here in L.A., right?' and I'd say 'No, I want to shoot in New Jersey' and they'd say 'Oh, you mean you want to shoot the pilot in New Jersey and then you'll bring it back here and shoot it in Pasadena.' I said 'No, no, no, I want to shoot it New Jersey.' And I talked to Dick Wolf about it and he said 'What do you want to shoot in New Jersey for? If you want to shoot it in Manhattan, that's one thing, but New Jersey? Might as well shoot it in Los Angeles.' And I would go to somebody else and they'd say 'Where do you want to shoot it?' and I'd say 'In New Jersey.' And they'd say 'Oh I get it, you're going to do like NYPD Blue, you'll shoot it in L.A. but you'll go back every month for a couple of days of exteriors.' And I said 'No, no.' And they would look at me like I was really stupid.

    The pilot was meant to become a feature film. When approached with the theory that he would write a pilot that was good enough to get made but not to become a whole series in order to be able to turn it into a feature film, Chase admitted "Yeah, that was my strategy. I thought number one, because most series don't work. I thought if I could get to direct this thing, they'll never make it as a series. So then maybe I can get another half a million out of them and finish it off as a feature."

    Nancy Marchand was eerily similar to Chase's own mother."We probably read 100, 150 women and they all did this crazy Italian mama thing, one stereotype or another. And [Marchand] came up the stairs to the casting office, she could hardly breathe 'cause she was ill then. And I thought, 'This lady, oh I know, she was in The Naked Gun.' And she just did it. And you know, this was based on my mother. It was so close. Honest to God, it was spooky. And when my cousins saw it, they said, 'David, my God, who's that lady? That's Aunt Marma!' And I said, 'I know.'"

    Lots of bullshit sessions. In regards to the writing process, Chase explained, "You say 'alright, well I got to do a story about Tony.' And you go 'Yeah so what happens?' And pretty soon you get off that, and just start bullshitting about what happened that morning and [writer Terence Winter] would talk about his uncle, and it just goes on like that all day long. Just a long bullshit session, day after day after day. And then somebody will say something and go 'Oh, that might be good in the episode!'

    Hardest character to kill."I'll tell you who had the hardest, it was the guy who played, in the first season, Mikey Palmice. He really did plead for his life. More than once. 'Isn't there some way...?' I said 'Al, we can't. That's not the way it goes.' And then we had the read-through, and so people were sitting down for the read-through and all the actors were getting ready, and he walks in and Tony Sirico is sitting there at the table and he goes [mimics gun noises]. He was trying not to cry."

    The effect of 9/11 on the show."It was really pretty peculiar because our room looked out on Manhattan. We had these big windows and every time something went on out there everybody would freeze and look out the window. And I remember there was some kind of an accident on the Queensboro Bridge and all this smoke, and everybody's like 'Oh my God!' And then there was also the power plant blowup on 14th street. It had had a great deal of effect and a lot of people -- I've read, I forget who it was, when the show went off the air, was talking about 'The Sopranos' and doing this overview and said 'there was this, there was that, and then...something in Chase's mind went dark.' Well yeah, it was 9/11."

    How the ending came to be. Upon the first mention of the series finale, Chase gave some insight into his thought process, informing the audience "well, [media executive] Chris Albrecht said 'You should think about how much longer you want to do this show and we should have an ending.' That was about two or three years before. I mean, obviously [the finale] has echoes of the ending of the first season when they were all sitting in the restaurant. Other than that, I can't really say where the idea...it's just an idea..." With the audience still unsatisfied, he elaborated that "I wanted to create a suspenseful sequence. I didn't want people to be reading into it like 'The Da Vinci Code.' It wasn't meant to confound anybody. It was meant to make you feel, not to make you think, but to make you feel."

    Possibility of a "Sopranos" movie."A lot of people have talked to me about it. I still, frankly, flirt with the idea sometimes. If I had a really great way to do it, I would do maybe like a prequel."

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    They were married in February.

    And it appears the honeymoon isn't over for lovebirds Leighton Meester, 28, and her new husband, Adam Brody, 34.

    The blissful newlyweds were captured affectionately doting upon one another during a Thursday stroll in New York City's East Village, complimenting each other in casual ensembles, including Brody's seemingly ever-present green Nike cap.






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    Corey Harrison from "Pawn Stars" flung himself off a moving vehicle Saturday to avoid a MAJOR crash ... and the reality star miraculously lived to tell the tale.

    Harrison's family and friends were throwing him a birthday party this weekend at his house ... but before the bash, he left on his motorcycle to grab a few supplies.

    Corey says a piece of the bottom fender mount suddenly broke off ... sending his bike into a tailspin at 40 mph. The reality star was faced with two options -- fly into a nearby wall/oncoming traffic, or jump off the bike. He chose door #2.

    Harrison was not about to let partygoers down ... so he chose to go to the party instead of the hospital. After the party he took a trip to the ER where he learned he had a broken hand. Doctors surgically placed 8 screws and 2 plates into his busted hand.

    Corey couldn't celebrate the party he hoped to have Monday night at the D Hotel and Casino in Vegas ... so they ended up bringing the party to him ... at his humble abode.

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