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  • 05/03/14--20:22: SNL Post: Andrew Garfield
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    Netflix's Orange Is the New Black was crowned the best comedy series by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation on Saturday during the second half of its 25th annual Media Awards in New York.

    CBS' Elementary was named outstanding individual episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character) for its "Snow Angels" episode, which featured transgender actress Candis Cayne, who guest starred as Ms. Hudson in the hour.

    OWN's Oprah's Next Chapter took home the outstanding talk show episode for its installment with Jason Collins, the first openly gay NBA player, and his family.

    During Saturday's awards, which fund the organization's efforts to bring stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people and issues to Americans, the group also handed out an honorary award to George Takei as well as prizes for outstanding feature and episodic television, among others.

    Taking home the outstanding feature film (wide release) was The Weinstein Co.'s Philomena, with the company's Concussion, accepted by Robin Weigert and Stacie Passion, earning the prize for limited release film.

    The win for Orange Is the New Black came after co-star Laverne Cox accepted an honorary award from the LGBT watchdog group last month during the Los Angeles portion of the annual kudofest. Cox was joined onstage and accepted the award for outstanding comedy series by her Orange co-stars: Laura Prepon, Natasha Lyonne, Samira Wiley, Dascha Polanco, Selenis Leyva, Yael Stone, Taryn Manning and Alysia Reiner.

    Saturday's ceremony in New York comes two weeks after GLAAD handed out the first half of its annual awards in Los Angeles. That ceremony featured ABC Family's The Fosters being named best drama.

    A complete list of winners from the New York ceremony follows:
    • Outstanding film limited release: Concussion (RADiUS/The Weinstein Co.)
    • Outstanding comedy series: Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
    • Outstanding individual episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character): "Snow Angels" Elementary (CBS)
    • Outstanding film wide release: Philomena (The Weinstein Co.)
    • Outstanding talk show episode: "First Openly Gay NBA Player Jason Collins and His Family" Oprah's Next Chapter (OWN)

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    Being part of the #glaadawards made me happy today #100happydays #4happychicks #LiveTheLifeYouLove

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    lavernecox With @candiscayne the woman who made it possible for me to live the dreams I am currently enjoying. Thanks again leading the way by living your dreams out loud. #girlslikeus #PossibilityModel #glaadawards @glaad

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    There have been hundreds of monster movies over the years, but only a handful of enduringly great movie monsters. Of those, only two were created for the screen: King Kong, the giant ape atop the Empire State Building, and his Japanese heir, Godzilla, the city-flattening sea monster who's a genuinely terrific pop icon. He not only stars in movies — Hollywood is bringing out a new Godzilla on May 16 — but he's even played basketball with Charles Barkley in a commercial for Nike.

    It's been six decades since Godzilla first hit the screen, and to celebrate the big guy's birthday, Rialto Pictures is releasing Ishiro Honda's 1954 original — in a restored, 60th-anniversary edition — in theaters.







    I've seen Godzilla many times since I was a kid, but watching it again, I was struck that it might be the best single film about the terrors of the nuclear age.

    I suspect you know the plot. It begins when American H-bomb tests in the Pacific disturb the watery environment that's the home of Gojira, as the monster is called in Japanese. After sinking assorted ships, this enormous beast winds up in Tokyo, where he stomps on buildings, flosses with power lines and blasts citizens with his radioactive bad breath. When the army is unable to stop him, the only hope is a new invention called the Oxygen Destroyer. But its idealistic creator is reluctant to reveal it for fear it will become a weapon — just look at the destruction that followed from splitting the atom.

    Yet even as the inventor says this, the movie itself is offering us the seductive spectacle of violent ruin. And make no mistake: Destruction is great to look at. There's an amoral pleasure to be had in watching Godzilla reduce Tokyo to fiery rubble, rather like the beauty of seeing those napalmed palm trees flare like matches in Apocalypse Now or the illicit thrill of seeing the White House get obliterated in Independence Day — before Sept. 11, of course. Quite clearly, it's this joy in destruction that helped make Godzilla influential, especially in Hollywood, which over the past half-century has fed the worldwide audience's appetite for images of spectacular violence.

    That said, Godzilla's real strength lies not in its effects — impressive for the time — but in its underlying emotional and cultural seriousness. It's not simply that the music is often doleful rather than exciting or that we see doomed children set off Geiger counters. The movie has a gravity that comes from being created in a Japan that knew what it was to have children die from radiation poisoning and to see its capital city in flames. Both drawn to and terrified of the monster's power, the movie is steeped in Japan's traumatic historical experience. It has weight. It means something.

    Godzilla's resonance is also inseparable from something else that once defined the best monster movies — a sense of compassion for the monster. Boris Karloff's Frankenstein may have been scary, but we also felt his frailty and fear at being hunted. King Kong was dangerous, sure, but his eyes were charged with almost human feeling when he gazed at Fay Wray. The same is true of Godzilla, who starts out wreaking havoc but, by the film's end, takes on a melancholy, sad-faced grandeur.

    These days, our pop culture doesn't encourage such identification. Ever since Jaws and Alien and Predator, whose creatures are ruthless murder machines, our monsters have increasingly become soulless things to be destroyed. Consider today's favorite monster, the zombie. Although zombies could hardly seem more human — heck, they just were human — the walking dead have no individuality and run in packs. They basically exist to have their heads shot off in movies and TV shows that resemble video games.


    Godzilla is not remotely like this. In Jim Shepard's wonderful short story "Gojira, King of the Monsters" — part of his collection titled You Think That's Bad — Shepard offers a fictionalized account of the making of the movie. At one point, Shepard has director Ishiro Honda explain why the vanquishing of Godzilla feels so sad, and his words sum up brilliantly what gives Godzilla its strange power. "By the time the movie ends," Honda says, "[Godzilla] is like a hero whose departure we regret. It's like part of us leaving. That's what makes it so hard. The monster the child knows best is the monster he feels himself to be."


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    YOU'RE GONNA HEAR ME RRROOOOOOOAR.......     on may 16!

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    Efrem Zimbalist Jr., a staple of 1960s and ’70s TV as the star of ABC dramas “77 Sunset Strip” and “The F.B.I.,” has died. He was 95.

    Zimbalist died Friday at his home in Solvang, Calif., according to a statement issued by his daughter, actress Stephanie Zimbalist, and son Efrem Zimbalist III.



    “We are heartbroken to announce the passing into peace of our beloved father, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., today at his Solvang, Calif. ranch. A devout Christian, he actively enjoyed his life to the last day, showering love on his extended family, playing golf, and visiting with close friends.”



    Tall, handsome and always well dressed, Zimbalist starred as the smooth former OSS officer-turned private eye Stuart Bailey who ran a Los Angeles detective agency in “77 Sunset Strip.” The show, one of the first TV series hits from the Warner Bros. studio, ran on ABC from 1958-64.

    He returned to the Alphabet the following year as Inspector Lewis Erskine, the methodical leader of “The F.B.I.,” which ran through 1974. His real-life counterpart, FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover, was a fan and supporter of the show, and a friend of Zimbalist’s. In 2009, the FBI saluted Zimbalist by making him an honorary agent, the highest honor the bureau can give to a civilian.

    Zimbalist was born to a show business family in New York City in 1918. His father was concert violinist and compositor Efrem Zimbalist Sr., while his mother, Alma Gluck, was a popular singer of the day. He studied at Yale as a teenager, then worked as a page at NBC before enlisting in the Army in WWII. After the war, he studied at Yale Drama School. According to his Turner Classic Movies bio, family friend Garson Kanin gave Zimbalist his first big acting role in the Broadway production of “The Rugged Path,” starring Spencer Tracy.

    Zimbalist had small roles in TV shows, worked on stage and as a producer of operas in the early 1950s before he hit big in television (he had been a tennis partner of WB chief Jack L. Warner, according to TCM). During his run on “Sunset Strip,” he made appearances on other Warner Bros. TV shows, including James Garner’s “Maverick” and “Hawaiian Eye.” He continued to log film roles, notably 1967′s “Wait Until Dark” and 1974′s “Airport 1975.”

    In the 1980s, he had a recurring role on the NBC dramedy “Remington Steele,” opposite his daughter, Stephanie, and he logged guest shots on ABC’s “Hotel” and CBS’ “Murder, She Wrote.” He also co-starred in CBS’ 1980 miniseries “Scruples” and was featured in the 1991 action-movie spoof “Hot Shots.”

    In the 1990s, Zimbalist became a frequent guest on shows airing on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, and host his own program for TBN, “Word From the Holyland.” He also did voiceover work for numerous cartoon series, including “Spider-Man,” “The New Batman Adventures” and more recently, Cartoon Network’s “Justice League.”

    Zimbalist published a memoir in 2004, “My Dinner of Herbs,” and logged his last major film role in 2008′s “The Delivery.”

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  • 05/03/14--21:29: Weekend Sports Round-up
  • INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana salvaged its season Saturday by reverting to form: its first-half form.


    Paul George scored a career playoff-high 30 points, Lance Stephenson added 19 and Roy Hibbert finally came up big against the more nimble Atlanta Hawks as the Pacers survived a first-round scare with a 92-80 victory in the decisive seventh game.

    Two days after staving off elimination in Atlanta, the top-seeded Pacers did it again and advanced to a second-round series against Washington that starts Monday in Indiana.


    "We know what we want to get to and we know what our journey is," George said.

    Though they have a quick turnaround, at least the Pacers get a brief respite from the problems and distractions that lingered during the series.

    Indiana, the NBA's best home team during the regular season, twice gave away home-court advantage by losing Games 1 and 5. Those losses sparked public debate about what needed to change in the offseason and whether coach Frank Vogel would even return if the Pacers became the sixth No. 1 seed to lose in the first round since the league went to its current 16-team playoff format.

    Atlanta's spread offense and 3-point shooters had Indiana's normally stout defense scrambling for answers after the Hawks took a 3-2 lead Monday night.

    Hibbert, an All-Star center, was a non-factor with just 20 points in the first six games combined.

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    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kevin Durant scored 33 points, Russell Westbrook had a triple-double, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Memphis Grizzlies 120-109 on Saturday night in Game 7 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series.

    Westbrook had 27 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds. His assist total tied the franchise record for a playoff game set in 1987 by Nate McMillan when the team was still in Seattle.


    The gritty Grizzlies, playing without leading scorer Zach Randolph because of a suspension, led by 11 points in the first half before the Thunder overwhelmed them and shot 66 percent after the break.

    Marc Gasol led Memphis with 24 points. Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley had 20 points and nine assists while playing with a strained right hamstring.

    It was Westbrook's second triple-double in the past three games. He made 10 of 16 shots from the field, both of his 3-pointers and five of his six free throws.

    Durant, slowed for much of the series, looked like his normal self. The regular-season scoring champion made 12 of 18 field goals and all five of his 3-pointers after struggling from long range throughout the series.

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Doc Rivers couldn't begin the Los Angeles Clippers' only day of preparation for Game 7 in the film room or on the practice court.

    The coach was downtown at the Clippers' team offices Friday, meeting with an angry roomful of ticket-sellers and marketers still outraged by owner Donald Sterling's racist comments.

    "I'll say this much: Our players thought about not working. So did our employees, and they still felt that way," Rivers said. "They needed somebody to ask them to continue to work and support us. We're still trying to put this thing together."

    For both the Clippers and the Golden State Warriors, basketball has been secondary for much of this extraordinary series. But after the most tumultuous week in Clippers history, the first round is finally down to its grand finale.

    The Clippers will host a seventh game for the first time in franchise history on Saturday night, hoping to draw energy from their Staples Center crowd for a cathartic victory. The winner gets a second-round date with Oklahoma City.


    LAS VEGAS -- Floyd Mayweather Jr., already the highest-paid athlete in the world for 2013, is off to a great start for 2014.

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    (how can you not want this douchebag to lose?

    Mayweather will earn a minimum guaranteed purse of $32 million for his welterweight unification fight with Marcos Maidana of Argentina on Saturday night (Showtime PPV, 9 ET) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, according to contract figures released on Wednesday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

    "It's just a testament to what he brings to sports, not just boxing," said Leonard Ellerbe, Mayweather's close friend and chief executive of Mayweather Promotions. "He's a terrific entertainer and he is the reason why this arena will be packed and why there will be a million-plus (buys on pay-per-view) -- because it's all about the Mayweather experience."

    In 2013, Mayweather fought twice -- both dominant decision wins -- earning $73.5 million in minimum purses, $32 million against Robert Guerrero in May and $41.5 million against Canelo Alvarez in September.



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    This Mayweather fight is going to be a fucking mess. Tyrese just sang the pledge "on behalf of a racist free America." And I'm pretty sure an announcer just quoted 8 Mile. And now Lil Wayne is rapping.

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    Amanda Seyfried: In Givenchy
    Olivia Munn: In Diane von Furstenberg
    Zooey Deschanel: In Tommy Hilfiger
    Zoe Saldana: In Prabal Gurung and with hair by Aviva Perea
    Lupita Nyong'o: In Prada
    Michelle Dockery: In Prada
    Anne Hathaway: styled by Penny Lovell, with hair by Adir Abergel and Kate Lee for makeup.
    Elizabeth Olsen: styled by Cher Coulter, with hair by Mark Townsend
    Ashley Olsen: hair by Mark Townsend
    Mary-Kate Olsen: hair by Mark Townsend
    Kate Bosworth: styled by Kris Zero
    Kate Upton: styled by Cher Coulter
    Nicole Richie: styled by Cher Coulter
    Rita Ora: styled by Jason Rembert
    Rosie Huntington Whitely: styled by Cher Coulter and makeup by Kate Lee
    Amy Adams: hair by Laini Reeves; makeup by Stephen Sollitto
    Chloe Grace Moretz: makeup by Mai Quyhn
    Dakota Johnson: hair by Marcus Francis
    Dree Hemingway: makeup by Nico Guilis
    Emma Stone: hair by Mara Roszak
    Emmy Rossum: hair by Ryan Trystad
    Jessica Paré: hair by Marcus Francis and makeup by Mai Quyhn
    Kristen Stewart: hair by Adir Abergel
    Maggie Gyllenhaal: makeup by Molly R. Stern
    Maggie Q: hair by Adir Abergel
    Margot Robbie: In Diane von Furstenberg and hair by John D
    Ruth Wilson: hair by Sascha Breuer
    Taylor Swift: In J. Mendel and styled by Joseph Cassell
    Zoe Kravitz: makeup by Kara Yoshimoto Bua
    Rachel McAdams: hair by Ben Skervin
    Diane Kruger: hair by Miki

    Other confirmed attendees:
    Jessica Chastain
    Emilia Clarke
    Naomi Watts
    Allison Williams
    Kim Kardashian
    And lastly, Sarah Jessica Parker

    Frank Ocean is the musical guest this year.


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    Bling Ring inspiration Alexis Neiers wants you to know that she wasn’t wearing Louboutins at her court hearing in 2010. Seriously. She wasn’t. How do I know that she’s still talking about which shoes she was wearing to court? Because I’m currently reading her mommy blog. Yes, Alexis Neiers (also known by her married name, Alexis Haines) has a mommy blog. And it’s just one of the signs that this girl has certainly changed.



    Despite her continued insistence on her shoes being “little brown Bebe shoes,” (and not Louboutins as Nancy Jo Sales claimed) I’m finding it hard to hate on Neiers. In fact, the only response I have from my research on this young woman is that she really does seem to be bettering herself. The former Pretty Wild reality star may have been a symbol of millennial narcissism (just check out Emma Watson’s portrayal of her in The Bling Ring, Sofia Coppola’s take on the Hollywood burglaries) but today, she seems much more centered. Her current focus is on raising her daughter, Harper (whom is featured heavily on her new blog in adorable outfits) and volunteering in drug rehabilitation facilities. It’s a far cry from the pole-dancing, phone-screaming young woman we saw going wild on E!




    Neiers transformation is actually a pretty amazing one. After serving one-month of her six-month jail sentence in 2010 for the robbery of Orlando Blooms’ home, and, later, getting arrested for the possession of heroin, Neiers went to rehab at the SOBA center in Malibu, Calif. After her completion, she became a drug and alcohol counselor and currently spends time volunteering at rehabilitation centers. She blogs for Vice (I was particularly impressed with her take on the reality show Lindsay) where she is extremely open about her past struggles. Frankly, I was surprised to see that the girl from Pretty Wild (who seemed as spoiled and self-involved as ever on the reality show) recognize her behavior in such a clear way, noting the ways in which she hurt people and showing support for those suffering from the disease of addiction.



    I hope that Neiers transformation is as genuine as it seems. She’s hardly recognizable from her Pretty Wild days, and I, for one, think that’s an incredible thing.

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    Found this article courtesy of Self-Reinvention Life Coach, Seminar Leader, Speaker, Writer, Holistic Healthcare Practitioner, Ordained Minister and Spokemodel Andrea Arlington Twitter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Leonardo DiCaprio shows some support for the L.A. Dodgers by rocking a t-shirt after grabbing some lunch on Wednesday (April 30) in Los Angeles.

    The 39-year-old actor then tried to keep a low profile while hopping into the backseat of his car service to be whisked away.

    The day before, Leonardo was spotted leaving E Baldi restaurant with Tobey Maguire‘s wife Jennifer Meyer, his mother Irmelin Indenbirken, and other friends and family.

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    Christians should clean up their own act before condemning gay marriage, said actor Kirk Cameron, who visits Alabama this month to lead marriage seminars.

    "When people get too focused on redefining marriage, you're distracted from the bigger problem - fornicators and adulterers," Cameron said.

    "If the people sitting in the pews are fornicators and adulterers, the church will destroy marriages much more quickly than those outside the church. When God's people mock marriage, God doesn't take that lightly."

    Cameron declined to criticize gay marriage and same-sex unions, saying that's not a priority.

    "I think the greatest threat to marriage is not other people's definition of marriage," Cameron said in a telephone interview with AL.com. "The church isn't taking God's definition of marriage seriously. It's not other people sabotaging marriage that's the problem."

    "Marriage is still important to people," Cameron said. "They know that marriage is worth fighting for. They want it to be strong."


    The seminar grew out of the "Fireproof" movie. "We took the 'Fireproof' movie, the top grossing independent movie of 2008, and turned it into a three and a half hour live experience," Cameron said. "It's a home run date night for you and your spouse. Couples come and watch clips from Fireproof, sing together, pray together, laugh together, learn together."

    A lack of faithfulness and commitment to marriage has been epidemic in Christian churches, he said.

    "Marriage is meant to be for life," Cameron said. "When we do things God's way, there's a blessing. The path of obedience is the path of blessing. Love is worth fighting for. You need to learn how fight together for your marriage. Sometimes the battle is so bloody that you walk out. You have to learn how to fight the right way. We'll teach you how to fix your wife and your husband, make sure how your marriage gets better not bitter. Where joy is found, that's where hope and healing is found. You get in partnership with God. The enemy is not your spouse. The enemy is in your own heart - it's selfishness."

    Couples focused on self-interest play the blame game, he said.

    "For people who say the problem is not me, it's my spouse, you've just proven the point," Cameron said. :God reopens the path to light and hope and healing. God is faithful to honor those who will put him first."

    The seminar is not just for married couples, Cameron said. "It's for couples who are married, separated, engaged, and even those who have never been married. It's really about relationships."

    Christians who focus on the behavior of non-Christians need to refocus, Cameron said.

    "The church determines the moral temperature of the culture," he said. "On our watch we've let morality decay, the commitment to love and marriage fall apart. We've given in to an anti-biblical Christian worldview. We're simply failing to do our job as the church. Other people are moving into the leadership positions and steering the car right off the cliff. They're not the problem. It's those in the church who have taken their hands off the wheel and given up our place in the driver's seat."


    The church has to reform itself in order to reform society, Cameron said.

    "We need to be faithful in our own house," he said. "Jesus didn't go shouting at the Romans. He went into the temple. We have the same problem today that people had back then. We've had pastors drop like flies, guys I know. When that happens, it drags the name of Christ through the mud. When hypocrisy grows within the church, it's like pouring fertilizer on the weeds in your garden."

    Christians need to get busy influencing the culture and society for God, Cameron said.

    "I think there's great hope," he said. "There are those who want to get it right, to turn from our wicked ways, to get marriage right, to get family right. Instead of complaining about a culture, we need to say, 'Show me how to create a culture.'"

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    Designer, host and author Nate Berkus, 42, married his partner, designer and TV personality Jeremiah Brent, 29, Saturday at the New York Public Library.

    The pair, who got engaged a year ago in Peru, are the first same-sex couple to hold their wedding at the iconic New York landmark. The ceremony was officiated by Sheri Salata, President of OWN. Berkus wore a J.Crew suit and Brent wore Saint Laurent; the two exchanged identical gold bands from Van Cleef & Arpels.

    Parents from both sides and siblings were among the 220 guests, which included longtime friend Oprah Winfrey, Rachael Ray, Katie Lee, Rebecca Minkoff, Irene Neuwirth, Busy Philipps and Elizabeth Hendrickson from Young & Restless.

    Wedding planner Marcy Blum collaborated with the men to design the evening's festivities. The invites were done by Elum Designs for Sugar Press. The décor combined their color palette of black, whites and creams and included gold touches, and natural elements like geodes and minerals, mixed in with lush greenery.

    The ceremony wall was custom built and linens from Berkus's own fabric line blended with his Target collection. Following the ceremony, there was a rousing performance by the Gospel for Teens/ The Mama Foundation for the Arts, a favorite choir of Berkus's.

    For the reception, the men turned to Nathan Heinrich Design for florals and Blum. They mixed long wooden farm tables covered in linens from Berkus's own fabric collection, available at Calico.

    Menus were designed by Swiss Cottage Designs and became a keepsake for guests, who dined on white gem cut dinnerware set from Berkus's new Target tabletop collection. Great Performances created and served a menu specifically designed for the couple's tastes.

    Close friend Marjorie Gubelman, aka DJ Mad Marj, deejayed the after-party and singer Estelle gave a special performance of American Boy as well.



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    A pink, black and white illustration honors the actress on what would have been her 85th birthday

    Audrey Hepburn died of cancer in 1993, but her stunning visage lives on, primarily through posters in college dorm rooms. But today, on what would have been her 85th birthday, it lives on through a Google Doodle.



    The image was adapted from a 1956 black and white photograph taken by Yousuf Karsh, artist Jennifer Hom explains in a Google blog post. The Doodle team rotated through several options (which you can see here) but ultimately settled on the above image because it showcases the actress’s beauty and grace along with her passion for humanitarian work.

    “Finding the right solution for someone as timeless as Audrey proved a tricky task,” Hom writes. “Not only was she a classically beautiful actress, she also dedicated her life to philanthropy. I wanted to show both sides of her life’s work.”

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    The Sydney Writers' Festival unveiled its main event when Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan spoke in front of a packed audience at the Sydney Town Hall on Thursday night.

    Gilligan gave fans of the hit TV series an insight into the conception and making of the series about mild-mannered science teacher Walter White's (Bryan Cranston) transformation into a meth manufacturer and drug kingpin.

    The show became the highest-rating television series in history, according to Guinness World Records, with Australia leading the field in illegal downloads.

    In case you weren't one of the lucky 4000 people who attended Thursday's two sold-out sessions, here are things the audience learnt:


    1.Breaking Bad was inspired by a real event

    Gilligan says he first got the idea after reading a newspaper article about a meth lab in Brooklyn that had made a group of children sick. He mentioned it to a screenwriter friend who joked, "That's what we should do for money - make a meth lab in a Winnebago".

    Gilligan then had the idea of "a character who was like us - a couple of dorky, dopey middle-aged guys" experiencing a midlife crisis. "It was like a eureka moment," he said.

    2. Gilligan is surprised so many people hated Skyler

    The writer says he was caught out by the depth of animosity viewers felt towards Walt's wife, Skyler (Anna Gunn). "I didn't see that coming," he said. "To us, she was a really good character ... I think she really and truly did what she did for her family ... I never saw her character as a bitch ... I saw her as someone who was kind of a tragic figure."

    3. Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) had a possible background as a torturer in Pinochet's Chile

    Gus' origin and identity was kept vague on purpose, Gilligan says. But writers did know he was from Chile. "We figured his background had something to do with the Pinochet government ... he may have helped Pinochet as a state torturer."

    4.The scene in which Gus emerges from the nursing home explosion with half a face took 19 takes to film

    And "we used the 19th take", Gilligan said. "We wouldn't make him fall down 19 times only to use the first one."

    5. Walter first sold his soul when he refused an offer of help from the Schwartzes

    Gretchen and Elliot Schwartz (Jessica Hecht and Adam Godley) offer to pay for Walt's treatment and give him a job when they learn he has lung cancer at a party. But instead of doing the best thing for his family, which would have been to accept the offer, "because of injured pride Walter chooses instead to go back and cook meth with Jesse. That is kind of unforgivable."

    6. Jesse (Aaron Paul) almost took revenge on Walter by getting Walter Junior (RJ Mitte) hooked on meth

    One idea that never made it into the series was for Jesse to get back at Walt through his son, Walt Junior. "When Jesse was very much on the out with Walt, we wanted him to get revenge by seeking Walter Junior and getting him hooked on meth," Gilligan said.

    7. Gilligan would like to see a Breaking Bad video game

    Gilligan discussed the idea of turning Breaking Bad into a video game in which players drive around in a Winnebago. "I pitched that," he said. "That would be fun. I would love to see that happen."

    The spinoff series, Better Call Saul, based on Breaking Bad lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), begins shooting in the US on June 2. It will be directed by Gilligan.


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    i was at this event :DDDDD


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    Singer Taylor Swift seen leaving a gym in New York City, New York on May 4, 2014.











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    Alicia manages the fallout when her client's insensitive statements to the press threaten the fate of a multi-billion dollar merger. Meanwhile, Diane faces a potential conflict of interest when she and Louis Canning are on opposite sides of a class action suit involving a pharmaceutical company. Also, Eli learns the truth about Alicia and Peter's relationship.

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    The first pictures have surfaced from Lady Gaga's opening night of her Art Rave tour and apparently she's gonna be showing quite a lot to her audience every night!

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    That Gaga shameless!
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    Source: http://atrl.net/forums/showthread.php?t=580208

    ONTD what say you: Art (pop) or trashy?


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    Tom with young fans







    Loved meeting all of you! #crimsonpeak#fans#love#support#thankyou



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