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- 11/16/12--20:29: Octomom has her kids release a Christmas single
- 11/16/12--20:56: Carm3n snatches Ke$ha's wigs; raps about Instagram and Lana Del Rey
- 11/16/12--20:57: More of Rihanna's Business That's Nobody's
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- 11/16/12--22:03: The holiday season has never looked so white!
- 11/17/12--14:40: BCoop "knew" Leo Way Back When.
- 11/17/12--14:41: Billboard: One Direction set for #1, Christina at #5 with 75,000
- 11/17/12--14:41: Stalking the Thor 2 set
- 11/17/12--15:35: 1D's former bodyguard on the boys
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- 11/17/12--16:40: kid chino and the ironist @ the gq men of the year party
- 11/17/12--16:40: Willam Belli releases "The Wreckoning"
- 11/17/12--17:04: Josh Hutcherson is one of People’s Sexiest Men Alive
- 11/17/12--18:11: Justin Bieber's Sullen Hollywood Shopping Session
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The song is penned by rapper Romeo Holloway, who also performed at the octuplets birthday party in January.
The song 'I'm ready for Christmas' will be released on iTunes and Amazon.com, and if it's up to Octomom, it won't be the last you'll hear from her children.
'This is just one of many children's songs they are going to come out with,' their publicist Gina Rodriguez tells omg!. 'The kids had a lot of fun recording and shooting the video.'
The song is performed by Suleman's 3-year-old octuplets as well as her other children, minus 6-year-old Aiden, who suffers from autism.
The 37-year-old mother of fourteen is not featured in the music video or on the album covers, which sees the octuplets faces on Christmas tree balls surrounded by the older five children as snowflakes.
Following her initial stardom for being the mother of only the second set of octuplets to be born alive in the United States, Nadya made a living from media opportunities.
However she soon struggled to keep up with her £6,000 per month family costs, and she filed for bankruptcy in April of this year.
She told E! News at the time: 'I have had to make some very difficult decisions this year and Filing Chapter 7 was one of them. But I have to do what is best for my children and I need a fresh start.'
She then struck a lucrative five-figure deal with production company Wicked Pictures to make her adult film.
She also owns half the movie - promising monthly royalty payments.
A set of three year olds have a publicist. Let that sink in for a minute there.
“Get ya camera out / instragram us,” she spits. “Slip into the photo booth for a make out / you like the Lana Del Rey pout.”
Yes, Carmen just rapped about instagram and Lana Del Rey. Could your fave?
Rihanna and her girls are not wasting any time when it comes to getting turnt up.
Last night, we got a glimpse of just how wild things are getting on her new 777 tour, after a topless photo of Rihanna surfaced online via a guy named Kidd Creole.
The photo showed a shirtless Rihanna smoking weed with Canadian money covering her body. RiRi cuffed her boobs and blew smoke from her mouth in the sultry image. If you didn't know, Rihanna is currently in the midst of the aforementioned 777 Tour, during which Ri and a bunch of invited journalists travel to seven countries in seven days for seven concerts.
But this wasn't the only hijinks shared with the world, Rihanna's friend Jenn kissed her chest, and then wrestled with Ri's BFF Melissa. Another member of the crew captioned the girl fight, saying:
"Smack-down Wrestling!!! #777 @mforde11 @jennnrosales lol"
One thing is for sure, everyone traveling along the tour with Rihana is going to need a major break for some rest and relaxation.
Anders Hove Dishes His Return From the Dead on General Hospital!
He's met his maker twice but you can't stop Cesar Faison from terrorizing General Hospital! The über-tressed supervillain — played by fan favorite Anders Hove — returned to the ABC soap Nov. 12. Not only is Faison still alive after supposedly being blown to bits in a boat explosion, he's also the brains behind the kidnapping of Robin Scorpio. TV Guide rang Hove at his home in Denmark to chat about Faison's return.
TV Guide: Your return was a spectacular surprise! The fans are going nuts!
Hove: I'm so happy to hear that. Unfortunately, we don't have GH here in Denmark so I'm missing the reaction. And I'm not the kind of guy who's on Facebook. [Laughs] Maybe I should start! It was quite a surprise that they called at all and very sweet. My God, it's been 22 years since my first time at the show! It's scary how fast time goes.
TV Guide: Had you stayed in touch with the cast?
Hove: I'm in touch with Tony Geary [Luke] and I talk to Kin Shriner [Scotty] maybe once a month. He keeps me up on what's going on. Two or three months ago, he told me there were rumors on the set that I might be coming back, but I didn't really believe it. There are always rumors.
TV Guide: Word is, your return wasn't the easiest thing to coordinate.
Hove: I had maybe three or four weeks' notice but getting a visa and work permit wasn't easy at all. ABC helped me find a U.S. lawyer, stationed in London of all places, who helped me out. I was pretty lucky. So I came to Los Angeles and shot for two days and flew out again. It felt so nice and secure on the set, like coming home. But the schedule is so much harder! We used to shoot one episode in a day. I did seven in two days! Kassie DePaiva [Blair] told me she once did four shows in one day. It's incredible what the actors and crew can do now.
TV Guide: Will you be back for another run when the truth about Faison emerges?
Hove: I don't know. At least this time around Faison won't be dead — though that's never stopped him before! They'll probably send him to jail but maybe there will be more down the line. If [exec producer] Frank Valentini needs me again, I'm there. I will never let that show down. I'm so excited working with Finola and love that Faison is obsessed with Anna. He's genuinely in love with her but has unusual ways to show it. It's a lot of fun to do a character like that.
TV Guide: Your performance is scaring the crap out of me!
Hove: Thank you very much! That's the goal! The fact that Faison is still alive proves anything is possible. You might think the soap audience would not accept this kind of thing but they do. And they do it with a lot of passion. You only find that kind of audience in America. I've never met it anywhere else. One minute they're angry, then happy, then frustrated. But they're always very faithful.
TV Guide: On top of your soap fame, you're also a big deal on the horror-film circuit.
Hove: I just attended my very first convention last March, which is where I first met Kassie DePaiva. She was there for her Evil Dead movie and I was there for Subspecies. It was quite an experience. We were in a hotel out in New Jersey and it was filled with people who remembered us from movies we did more than 20 years ago! It's unbelievable. [Laughs] Like I said, only in America!
Go behind the scenes of Avery's new apartment with Jessica Collins and Production Designer Bill Hultstrom.
24. EJ BONILLA
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Representation: MKS&D; Abrams Artists Agency
Credits: “Revenge” (TV); “Guiding Light” (TV)
First professional job: I did a promotional commercial for Hilary Duff’s film “Raise Your Voice” when I was 16. It was before I’d even had representation. A friend took me on an audition with him. I booked it, and he didn’t.
Audition horror stories: I’ve been in the room where I was so rushed by a casting director that they turned off the camera before I was even done with my audition.
"Paul kisses Chris. Then she allows it. It’s an organic reaction. Although Danny is the love of Cricket’s life, she knows he is a rock star, and he could end up being duped by another red-headed groupie! So she’s looking at Paul as mature love."
CBS announced on Thursday special Thankgiving programming on THE TALK, THE PRICE IS RIGHT, LET’S MAKE A DEAL and THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.
On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, the holidays heat up as (spoiler alert!) Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) and Jack (Peter Bergman) share a close moment on Thanksgiving in the episode that airs Wednesday, Nov. 21. Then, on Friday, Nov. 23, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS will air an encore of the classic episode that features Victor and Nikki’s wedding (OAD 09/05/02). The show will air 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET and 11:00 AM-12:00 p.m. CT and 3:00-4:00 p.m. PT due to CBS Sports coverage of NCAA Football: SEC Game.
Patrika Darbo is returning to DAYS OF OUR LIVES!
"I am thrilled to be reprising the role of Nancy Wesley," the actress said in a statemetn. "I can't wait to see what the writers and producers of DAYS have Nancy up to and I am glad to be back and finally taking care of Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin), the way a Mother should. DAYS has always been big on family and Nancy is Chloe's mom and Parker's Grandma or Granny...but I personally like GLAM MAW! Let those that caused Nancy's sweet daughter problems be on guard. Let the Drama begin!!"
Susan Flannery is leaving THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and the role of Stephanie Forrester on November 26. The show has been airing Stephanie's goodbye over the past few weeks including a lovely party with returning cast members and music from Celtic Woman. Has any actor or actress ever been given such a grand (and appropriate) send-off before? It's been nice to know that such a legend has been honored and appreciated while still alive. And if what we saw on the show wasn't enough, add a surprise party for Flannery to the mix. Watch a video of the party from CBS below including some dancing Stephanies!
SABC's TOP BILLING had previously visited the set of DAYS OF OUR LIVES, so it was only appropriate that the show host DAYS OF OUR LIVES stars Drake Hogestyn, Galen Gering and Arianne Zucker when they came to South Africa (pictured about with the stars of GENERATIONS). Watch a video feature the visit from SABC below:
Daytime Emmy Award-winning actress Laura Wright visited with hosts Mark Steines and Paige Davis and brought along some wine from Standing Sun, the northern California winery she owns with her husband John. When not in front of the camera on the popular, long-running soap opera, Wright spends time with her husband creating blends for their winery, which makes wines of the Rhone variety.
Wright had tips to share about how to choose the right wine to go with your meal and had the following recommendations:
Grenache Blanc or LeBlanc -- A crisp wine that goes great with goat cheese. Wright likes to pair this with a dish like lobster risotto or a fish. She also said that this is a good choice for someone who prefers red wine, as it has good structure and holds up nicely.
Grenache -- Wright called this a "fun wine" and describes it as a "jammier, lighter red." It's nice to drink on a hot summer day and she suggests serving it with a ligher pasta with a cream sauce or pork chops.
Syrah -- Some people like to serve a cheese plate as dessert, and this rich red wine is the perfect complement to that, as well as with a delicious chocolate cake or chocolate mousse. Laura recommends pairing this with lamb or turkey for dinner.
GSM -- This is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre wines and is great for drinking while sitting around a campfire with friends or while dining on a juicy burger.
When deciding what wine to take with you when going to someone's house, Wright recommends bringing what you like to drink yourself unless you know a particular wine that is favored by the host. When in doubt, take both a white and a red so there will be something for everyone.
Wright stars as Carly in GENERAL HOSPITAL, weekdays on ABC.
HOME & FAMILY is a two-hour weekday lifestyle, ultimate how-to show hosted by Mark Steines and Paige Davis. The program airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (9 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET/PT) on Hallmark Channel.
Katherine Kelly Lang has been playing Brooke Forrester on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL since 1987. But her real life divorce from husband #2 is worthy of any soap. Alex D’Andrea, father of Lang’s teenage daughter, was convicted in August of impersonating a police officer in order to intimidate people at an Ojai, California tennis club.
D’Andrea is also partnered with Stephen Baldwin, the born again Christian and reformed hard-partier in the Baldwin family, in a movie production company. Last August he was convicted by a jury in Ventura County of flashing a police badge and telling an employee of the Weil Tennis Academy that he was a cop. This was after D’Andrea’s daughter had been thrown out of the camp, according to reports. D’Andrea demanded back his $50,000. (Wow.) Ultimately he got back $28,000.
According to the Ventura County newspaper, this was the second time a jury heard this case. The first time, the jury deadlocked 10-2 in favor of guilty. D’Andrea has made all kinds of accusations against the tennis camp, but the judge wasn’t interested in hearing them. D’Andrea was sentenced to 90 days in jail and was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine and to stay away from the camp owner.
Josh Duhamel (ALL MY CHILDREN's Leo) is teaming with Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts for an untitled drama about a daytime soap opera that explores the loves, lives and lunacy at an on-the-bubble network soap opera, where the antics of the cast and crew are crazier than any plot lines they broadcast. Set when the TV genre is faltering, the larger-than-life workplace family fights a never-ending desperate battle to keep their show on the air, egos secure and relationships in tact.
Hudson and Duhamel may both appear on-screen should the project move forward, though not in a series regular capacity.
"One dress I wore in the late late eighties to the Emmys. What was I thinking? It was a dress I bought in Toronto when I was doing a movie there. And as many of us did in the late Eighties—you couldn't put enough on your body at one time. And this dress had everything that you could possibly have in a dress. It had several materials, some were metallic, it was basically black and silver, it had lace, it had ruffles it had studs, it had rhinestones, it had poofy sleeves, off the shoulder, a fitted bodice and a full skirt. That's everything."
WLTX's J.R. Berry recently sat down with the stars of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS in Los Angeles to find out why the show has been number one for the last 23 years. He spoke with Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Joshua Morrow (Nick), Daniel Goddard (Cane), Christel Khalil (Lily), Angell Conwell (Leslie), Catherine Bach (Anita), Michael Muhney (Adam), Peter Bergman (Jack) and Kristoff St. John (Neil). Watch the backstage segment below:
Kristoff St. John has playing Neil Winters in THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS for the past 22 years. He recently took WLTX backstage at the soap and revealed some personal information about his birth mother.
After more than 20 years of not seeing or not knowing where his biological mother was, he recently found her in South Carolina.
"It's a long story, but the short of it is when I was four my parents divorced and I didn't see my mom again until I was in my early 20s," St. John explained. "Then I lost touch with her for the next 20 years. I'm so happy to have a relationship with her again and thinking about coming to the beautiful state of South Carolina to visit her later this year."
In true soap opera fashion, the reunion of Kristoff and his mom took an unexpected turn. His mom has cancer.
"We're rallying around her," he said. "I didn't expect for her to be in the shape she's in but hopefully with the help of doctors...we'll be able to get her through this period."
Watch the interview below:
GENERAL HOSPITAL's Kassie DePaiva will be inducted into the Union County Wall of Fame on November 20 at 9 a.m.. The ceremony at Union County High School will honor Kassie DePaiva, the daughter of Quentin and Hildegard Wesley.
DePaiva is best known for her role as Blair in ONE LIFE TO LIVE, which has transitioned into appearances in GENERAL HOSPITAL. She also played Chelsea Reardon in GUIDING LIGHT. DePaiva has also had a successful music career releasing three albums.
DePaiva returns to GH as Blair on November 29.
AS THE WORLD TURNS alum Van Hansis is shooting a new web series this week, written and directed by Kit Williamson, who also stars.
EASTSIDERS is "a dark comedy web series about a gay couple in Silverlake. Tonally, think GIRLS with a bunch of gay guys. Cal and Thom's relationship is falling apart but they just might be stubborn enough to stay together forever."
Along with Hansis and Williamson, John Halbach, Matthew McKelligon and Constance Wu are also in the cast. Chrissy Dodson and Kristyne Fetsic are producers.
* Thom - male, mid-late 20s, quirky/edgy leading man, an aspiring fiction writer. Recently busted for cheating on Cal with Jeremy, he is given a chance to break it off but doesn't.
* Cal - Thom's significant other.
* Jeremy - 25-30, a handsome, charming gay man. A furniture designer in Silverlake. Spends a lot of time at the gym. Jeremy is a genuinely nice guy who can't help himself when it comes to sex.
The long goodbye to Stephanie Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful will finally occur on Nov. 26, when Susan Flannery performs her last scene as the drama’s beloved matriarch. As fans know, Stephanie’s fate was sealed when she learned her lung cancer returned. Her sendoff — which is the result of Flannery’s decision to retire — is a tribute as much to the actress as it is “the entire soap-opera community,” says Bradley Bell, the drama’s executive producer/head writer, to TV Guide Magazine.
“We all know each other and we deeply respect the great actors who play our matriarchs and patriarchs — the ones who made this business — and it’s been sad to see so many of them drop away without getting a proper homage.”
Here’s a sneak peek of her final moments.
Joan Collins would love DYNASTY to make a comeback.
"We'd be eager to do it," she tells TV Guide Magazine. "Look at the success of [TNT's] Dallas - even though I haven't seen it."
Collins, who is now 79, starred as Alexis in DYNASTY, and says she has spoken with co-stars Pamela Sue Martin (Fallon), Jack Coleman (Steven Carrington) and John James (Jeff Colby) about the possibility of staring in a new version of the show.
Collins plays "an even more diva-fied version of herself" in three episodes of TV Land's HAPPILY DIVORCED beginning November 28. When Fran (Fran Drescher) first sees her, she mistakes Joan for her DYNASTY character.
DALLAS returns to TNT in January for a second season.
GUIDING LIGHT Karla Mosley has released a music video for her new single, "Simply Lovely," written by Kena Anae. Mosley played Christina Moore Boudreau in the final year of GUIDING LIGHT.
On the high heels of its successful first season, Investigation Discovery has greenlit real-life soap opera DEADLY AFFAIRS for season two. Hosted by daytime TV queen, Susan Lucci, DEADLY AFFAIRS became the 30th ID series to break the 1.0 benchmark in primetime, with the premiere episode on September 8 garnering a 1.22 household rating and 3.5 million P2+, making it the second highest series debut in network history. The series will continue to deliver stories of passionate love affairs turned crimes of passion when it premieres as a summer anchor series in 2013.
“Our first foray into the nighttime soap genre with DEADLY AFFAIRS brought the perfect combination of intriguing storytelling and guilty pleasure that enticed a passionate fan base,” said Henry Schleiff, president and general manager of Investigation Discovery. “We are thrilled to continue our affair with Susan Lucci and Sirens Media for the second season of DEADLY AFFAIRS and further tempt our viewers with more stories that prove real life is often stranger than fiction.”
“I have so enjoyed the real life stories of love triangles gone horribly wrong on DEADLY AFFAIRS and can’t wait for next summer when we’ll pull the covers back on even more scandalous tales,” said Lucci.
DEADLY AFFAIRS tells real-life tales of love gone terribly wrong – from wandering eyes at the workplace leading to adulterous romps in the supply closet to bible-study couples tempted by lust to commit the ultimate sin – proving affairs can be murder on the heart. Episodes feature stories interlaced with expert commentary from local authorities and true-crime experts, as well as first-person accounts from friends and family of the victims.
Yesterday, it was confirmed that the would-be Lavery is really notorious Port Charles baddie Cesar Faison, played once again by Anders Hove. Not enough of a shock for you? At the end of the show, Faison paid a visit to the real Duke, who is very much alive. GH Head Writer Ron Carlivati spoke exclusively to Digest about pulling off what he aptly calls "a double whammy."
Soap Opera Digest: Sneaky, sneaky, Ron! Having sat on this secret for weeks now, how excited were you to actually take in Friday's episode?
Ron Carlivati: I was just excited as a viewer watching it because I thought they did such an amazing job. I was not expecting that mask to look so real and the way they did it, it really was very exciting and very shocking, I thought. I think they have a very good idea of where we were going, but I still think it's very exciting to watch it play out.
Digest: Was the Faison reveal your game plan all along when you brought back Duke?
Carlivati: My thought even before you saw Ian with Kimberly [the first time] was that it had to be Faison that was behind the whole thing and that's who took Robin. I think it's the one that makes the most sense. So Frank [Valentini, executive producer] and I talked about, "What can we do in that reveal that will be a little different and not make it so obvious?" And then we came up with the idea of showing Ian. So, then it just became the trick of, at what point are we going to go for it and reveal it? And I felt it couldn't go on so long because I knew people were angry at the way Duke was behaving.
Digest: What was the thinking in revealing the real Duke to be alive right away?
Carlivati: I thought it was important to show him alive the same time we were showing that this wasn't the real Duke because I knew there was going to be a lot of disappointment from fans who felt, "Oh, you dangled the return of Duke under our nose and then you snatched it back." I didn't want people to be upset and angry. So we made the decision to do a double whammy and show Real Duke at the end of the day. And you will see in the ensuing days how he was able to appropriate Duke's fingerprints, his memories, etc. Faison felt that the only way to make Anna love him was to have the face of someone that she could love in return, which only leaves a few options, such as Robert or Duke. Duke was the one who was accessible, so that's what he went with.
Digest: Were you excited to get the audience reaction to that Friday cliffhanger?
Carlivati: I was! There was something going on with Twitter. If I'm able to, I like to see what people are saying live during the show. I was so excited for Friday. I was like, "I can't wait to see people's reactions when this happens!". It's exciting and we really run with it. It's a story you won't have to wait for months and months to see unfold. It just goes like gangbusters from today on.
Canyon Lake actor Bo Linton has had some recent acting developments. The first is a small speaking role on “General Hospital” that will air on ABC November 23.
You seem to thrive on portraying quirky guys. Is that your preference or do you long to play romantic leading men?
I love roles that are layered, where there’s more going on than what’s at the surface. I’m not at all opposed to playing the more romantic comedy stuff. But, right now, what I’ve been enjoying is these out there, eccentric or troubled characters and a lot of drug addicts. (Laughs.)
Nick fits right in. After all, he has committed murder, albeit while under the influence of drugs. Is that what lured you back to Days?
They basically made me an offer I couldn’t refuse, and I loved the idea of returning as Nick. I love what they did with him at the end, when I left the show. The idea of playing him, years later, out of jail was very interesting to me. So I decided to go for it.
How is Nick different now than he was before?
I don’t think there’s any way anyone goes through three years of being in the prison system and not have that dramatically affect their psyche. What we’re seeing now is the Nick who’s come to terms with the really terrible things he’s done and the dark side of himself that I don’t even think he knew was there. He’s desperately trying to keep himself on the right path, but he’s prone to these obsessive relationships with things and people. So he’s trying very hard to suppress the dark side of himself and stay on the right path.
Speaking of relationships, how do you like working with Camila Banus(Gabi)?
I love Camila. She’s awesome, and Nick and Gabi are an interesting pairing. Both characters have gone through so much. I like how slowly they built [the relationship]. Nick was almost freaked out about what would happen to him, if he got involved with somebody.
Nick’s not a geek any more, like he was your first time on the show. Are you happy about that?
I am. He’s grown out of that. I like the character better now. I’m having a lot more fun with the character this time around.
At the moment, Nick’s working at the Brady Pub, but Sami has offered him a job at Countess Wilhelmina. Does that mean we’re eventually going to see Corporate Nick?
Yeah, you are going to see that. A few weeks ago, I finally got clothes that weren’t Brady Pub clothes. I was like, “Alright! Cool stuff. I’m moving up in the world.”
Well, Nick is a brainiac, so it is a logical move.
Totally. The longer you watch, the more they start bringing in that genius side of him, that very cunning side of him.
On Air is a narrative film from Paos Revolution that will tell the story behind the demise of the soap genre from an insider's perspective. The script for On Air is very close to being completed and efforts to raise the money to shoot it have started.
Below is a teaser for the film featuring ALL MY CHILDREN alums Alicia Minshew and Jordi Vilasuso:
"She Walks In Beauty" is the story of a fairly average newlywed couple with the some fairly new problems in their marriage. Quickly things do not appear as they seem. She is, in fact, a mechanical human prototype created by her husband and his boss, referred to simply as Dad. Balancing black comedy with social commentary, the play unravels the problems between the three, which, despite cutting-edge futuristic technology, remain savagely primal. Secrets are revealed and their relationships to each other begin to shift as they snowball toward a shattering, tragic, and darkly funny climax.
Michael Damian (Danny, Y&R) will be present for the 15th annual Film Freak Thanksgiving Food Drive on Friday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Smart & Final store located at 11221 West Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles. "I am co-chairing with my good friend, [radio talk show host] Leo Quinones, a.k.a. The Film Freak ," explains Damian. "Please join us for this amazing three-day event by dropping by some food or donate from anywhere in the word to our virtual food drive online at www.lafoodbank.org. I will update on www. michaeldamian.com with the times that I will be there to greet and take a photo or two!"
Emmy-winner Barbara Esensten, who created LOVING/THE CITY with James Harmon Brown and wrote for a slew of soaps including GUIDING LIGHT, PORT CHARLES, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, DAYS OF OUR LIVES, DYNASTY and ALL MY CHILDREN, passed away on November 14.
Former GL writer Jill Lorie Hurst tweeted, "The wonderful GL headwriter Barbara Esensten died last night. Great boss, great girlfriend. Miss her already."
There's nothing like the threat of an ax to help get your priorities , straight.. After the depressing demise of AMC & OLTL it seemed like General Hospital, the network's last remaining soap, was also headed for doom. But a creative reboot has led to a major spike in ratings, and this venerable sudser-which turns 50 in April-is once again kicking ass. Credit the old guard, baby! GH's veteran cast, led by the divine, eternally hip Anthony Geary, and Jane Elliot, has been reenergized with such 80's and 90's favorites as Ian Buchanan, Finola Hughes & Robin Mattson-all of them pure gold.
By mining its rich past, GH is staking out a fabulous future.
Katie told Hope that Steffy had plotted to trap Liam into marriage and was responsible for Hope getting stuck in the gondola. Hope talked to Liam and begged him to leave Steffy, but he refused. Thomas continued to pursue Hope, and promised to take her mind off Liam. Stephanie confronted Jackie and warned her to stay away from Eric. Pam freaked out that Stephen had gone to Texas and broken their engagement. She worried that he had left her for good. Pam, who had been acting erratically and seemed to be off her medications, set her sights on Nick. Jackie and Nick persuaded Pam to steal Eric's designs. In return, Nick promised to give Pam some romantic attention. Nick swept Pam into a passionate kiss after she delivered the first designs. Brooke and Ridge continued to argue about Steffy's marriage. Ridge told Brooke and Hope that they needed to leave Liam and Steffy alone. Ridge said that Liam had clearly made his decision to stay with Steffy.
Madison felt Sami's pain after she learned that Johnny was missing and then confided in Brady about her own unhappy childhood. Sami lashed out at and blamed John and Rafe for Johnny's disappearance. She also accused Marlena of never being around when Sami needed her and for always choosing John over her. Kate asked E.J. if Stefano was behind John's legal troubles. E.J. told Stefano that he felt responsible for what had happened to Johnny because he had framed John and was blind with revenge. Austin panicked after the pub shooting and feared for Carrie's safety. John told Marlena that he planned to plead guilty to all the charges against him because it was the only way that he could protect his family. John appeared before the judge, pleaded guilty, and was lead away in handcuffs, pending sentencing. Sami went running to E.J. after hearing a frightening report that a dead child had been found wearing a shirt that matched Johnny's. Thinking that Johnny was dead, based on an erroneous news report, Sami and E.J. experienced rage, horror, and disbelief. They screamed, cried, blamed each other for being terrible parents, and then fell into each other's arms in grief. Meanwhile, Rafe and Will found Johnny hiding at the pub but were still unable to reach Sami to tell her the good news that Johnny was alive and well. Jennifer explained to a surprised Jack that he should not assume that they would get back together, because she still had feelings for Daniel. Austin told Bo and Hope that, based on his investigation of Alice's checking account, he suspected blackmail.
Ethan discovered wet footprints at Wyndemere, but he failed to find the person who had left them. A woman, who bore a striking resemblance to Laura from the back, emerged from the tunnels after Ethan left the castle. Ethan talked to Alexis about the Cassadines, and the recent odd occurrences on Spoon Island. Sam and Jason returned home from their honeymoon. Jason decided to pick up a pamphlet about sexual abuse at the hospital, to help Sam deal with what might have happened with Franco. Monica and Matt looked on, while Jason comforted Elizabeth during a fevered hallucination about Jake. Monica warned Elizabeth not to get in the way of Jason and Sam's marriage. Sam told Jason that she needed some time alone. Lucky received a message at the churchyard in Ireland, urging Lucky to go home, because Aiden was sick. Lulu was shocked when Luke stopped by to visit Aiden. Lulu was deeply hurt when Luke admitted that everyone had advised him not to seek her out. Lucky called home, and then implored his father to get Aiden to the hospital. At the hospital, Monica advised Steve to report Elizabeth to the police for possible child abuse, because of Aiden's bruises, but Steve insisted that Elizabeth would never raise a hand to the boys. Aiden was diagnosed with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a blood disorder, in which the immune system destroyed blood platelets. Olivia questioned her relationship with Steve when she realized that Maggie and Steve shared a secret, which Steve refused to talk to Olivia about. Sonny decided that he had to stop running from Brenda, so he revealed that he would not be in Port Charles for Thanksgiving.
Brody and Natalie's marriage was halted when Tina appeared at the church with the results of the paternity test confirming that John was Liam's father. Natalie called off the wedding when she realized that Brody had known the truth for months. Roxy urged Natalie to go after John, who had decided to leave town. John was shocked when Natalie told him that he was Liam's father. John and Natalie were horrified when they realized that Brody had kidnapped Liam. Jessica questioned Ford's reasons for kissing her. Ford admitted that he had loved Tess, but he had realized that Tess was a part of Jessica. Jessica and Ford made love. Cord surprised everyone, including Tina, when he asked Tina to marry him. Viki turned to Dorian for help to obtain a marriage license for Tina and Cord, so that the couple could get married right away. Rex was stunned when he saw the woman with Gigi's face at the airport. Rex and Aubrey tracked Cutter and the woman with Gigi's face to a plastic surgeon in Brazil. Cutter opened up to Kim's friend about his father's suicide, and his mother's greedy ways. Cutter was startled when he bumped into his mother at the plastic surgeon's office. Cutter's mother was revealed to be Alex Olanov. Tomas worried that Blair regretted making love to him, but Blair assured him that she did not. Todd joined forces with Baker to remove Tomas as a threat. Baker happily agreed to kill Tomas, but Todd made it clear that he did not want Tomas dead. Tomas was surprised when Todd, not Louie, showed up for the meeting at the warehouse. Neela covered for Jack after the fire chief determined that the fire at the Sun had been deliberately set.
Patty broke into Jack's house. Cane spoke with Chelsea, the woman who might clear Billy's name, but then she disappeared. Victoria and Jill searched for Billy in Myanmar. Victor assigned Tank to watch Billy, but Tank allowed Billy to see a sleeping Delia. Victor plotted to send Billy to a monastery in India. Victor heard Delia blaming herself because Billy never visited her in the hospital. Victor was upset that Victoria had gone to find Billy. After Moses' christening, Neil gave Sofia a birthstone necklace and asked her to marry him. Tank left Billy at a New York airport bar, as per Victor's secret instructions to let Billy go. Devon went to Tucker and Ashley's wedding. In Myanmar, a man pulled a knife on Jill and Victoria. Cane rescued Jill and Victoria, then they flew to America. Victoria feared Billy was dead. Cane relented and told Jill that Billy was not dead. On a layover in New York, Victoria found Billy. They made up and then made love. Kay told Jill she'd invited Harmony to live with them. After Chris challenged him, Ronan decided to rescind his transfer. Chance said goodbye to the family when he received new orders. Gloria fought off Angelo's advances.
Monday November 19:
Kristen visits Brady at the hospital.
Brady becomes dizzy and falls into Kristen's arms.
Marlena secretly deletes messages from Kristen from John's phone before she listens to them.
Marlena realizes her mistake when she learns the reason Kristen called.
John's baffled as to why he didn't receive his messages.
Abe confides to Kayla about his doubts in parenting.
Tuesday November 20:
Marlena makes a confession to John.
John blows up at Marlena, causing a rift.
Brady sees Kristen in a new light.
Kristen "thanks" Marlena for playing right into her hand.
Lucas hopes to build peace with Sonny.
Wednesday November 21:
Jenn, Kayla, Billie, Adrienne and Hope bond during a book meeting.
Nicole worries Eric will judge her for the things she did to Jenn.
Eric is sympathetic about the loss of Nic's child.
Brady encourages Nicole to apologize in order to find forgiveness.
Eric talks a little about why he became a priest.
Nicole comes face-to-face with Jennifer.
Thursday November 22:
"Days Of Our Lives" is preempted today.
Friday November 23:
"Days Of Our Lives" is preempted today.
11/19, Olivia gets a history lesson from Robert; Monica figures out that Tracy is responsible for AJ's disappearance.
11/20, Monica learns that Edward's health is deteriorating; McBain pays Sam a visit.
11/21, Members of the Quartermaine family celebrate their patriarch.
11/19, Bill and Brooke try to make the best out of a difficult situation; Stephanie recalls fond memories of her and Ridge.
11/20, Katie lands in the hospital again; Eric is annoyed when he must leave Stephanie for an immediate meeting.
11/21,Taylor tries to get though to a delusional Katie; Stephanie faces her mortality.
Katherine comforts an emotional distraught Nina
Noah learns a startling new revelation about Sharon
An unexpected and exceedingly shocking turn of events leaves Victoria in a very dangerous situation
Tensions rise as Joe (who ??!!) clashes with Katherine
Phyllis questions a tremendously fragile Sharon
NEW MOVIE POSTERS
Plot: At Princeton, an admissions officer gets involved with a less-than-model potential student.
Plot: A look at the lives of Pete and Debbie a few years after the events of Knocked Up.
Plot: A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's soccer team in an attempt to get his life together.
Plot: That's not Vince Vaughn ...
Plot: This highly original narrative follows two white people who fall in love.
Plot: Billy Crystal and his shamefully photo shopped hands return to the big screen in 'Parental Guidance'. Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behaviors collide with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.
Plot: Melissa McCarthy continues to be typecast as an obnoxious and unattractive woman who steals Jason Batemans identity. Hilarity ensues.
Plot: An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.
Plot: Frank Bartlett has been tortured, embarrassed, and humiliated by his brother Bruce -- usually on film -- his entire life. Now that Bruce is finally off drugs and has turned his life around, things should be different. They are not.
Plot: A tough, street-smart private eye is hired by the FBI to go undercover in a college sorority.
Plot: Eight Legs Three Dimensions One Disaster. (this is seriously the imdb plot).
Plot: A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.
Plot: An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.
Plot: lol @the Photoshop on Goslings face and the people of color/old people being reduced to munchkins at the bottom of the poster.
Plot: A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.
Plot: This movie already came out and nobody cared. Two white liberals fall in love idk.
Plot: An ensemble comedy intertwining different tales.
Plot: On a stormy Saturday afternoon, six students from Crestview Academy begin to meet horrible fates as they serve out their detentions. Is a fellow student to blame, or perhaps Crestview's alleged ghosts are behind the terrible acts?
Plot: Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.
Plot: An ex-cop trailing the wife of New York City's mayor finds himself immersed in a larger scandal.
Plot: A bullied high school student is forced to work with his tormentor on a cooking contest project at school.
source: http://www.impawards.com + http://www.imdb.com/
Bradley Cooper: I Used to be Jealous of Leonardo DiCaprio
By Toyin Owoseje
He is one of Hollywood's biggest names, but before he found worldwide fame Bradley Cooper envied Leonardo DiCaprio.
The Hangover actor, who was crowned People Magazine Sexiest Man Alive in 2011, has revealed that as a student he struggled to make ends meet and had to take a job as a doorman in a hotel.
Recalling an encounter with the Titanic star after he was catapulted into superstardom, Cooper said he remembered feeling that they were 'worlds apart'.
''I worked as a doorman all through grad school. I remember taking Leonardo DiCaprio up to his room, and I was in the elevator with him and, like, seven of his friends. It was around the time of 'Titanic'," he told ShortList magazine during a recent interview. ''And I remember this guy who looked like a kid, even though we were about the same age, he looked like a little boy. I remember thinking how I was three feet away from this guy, and we were worlds apart.''
The 37-year-old heartthrob, who stars alongside actress Jennifer Lawrence in his new film Silver Linings Playbook also admitted to still getting star struck.
He named his Limitless co-star Robert De Niro as just one of a few celebrities he still can't believe he knows.
''To this day, I can't believe [I'm friends with him]. He's infectious. You know when you're with some of your friends and you just start to act like them?" he told ShortList magazine.''That's what he's like. When you're with him, you find yourself just starting to adopt some of those mannerisms through osmosis. I draw the line at going to get a Mohawk, though.''
When I first heard that she wrote an über long post on cyberbullying (after all October is Anti-Bullying month), I went and read it.
Several things that came from it-
1) Apparently she forgot she did the worst of the cyberbullying in her days of the Harry Potter fandom- stalking her critics. If you don’t believe me, go to her Wikipedia page regarding her plagiarism, her (former) friend, Heidi the lawyer, comes at her defense and gets Wiki to delete any mentions of plagiarism (that’s why her entry is locked from changes). Another incident of her friend Heidi coming in is the writer’s university message board. Every SINGLE time CC is criticized for plagiarism, she got her lawyer friend to threaten people into deleting any mention of CC and plagiarism.
2) Not only that, she had a LiveJournal (epicyclical) and she used to get people who used to bother her, she would find out the user’s IP number and got a phone number from the ISP the person was using and would call these people to tell them to knock it off. I’ve known at least two people who got this- 1) This one she bragged about in the HPFGU chatroom, she called the parents of a 13-year-old girl to tell her to stop posting on her livejournal. (This I’m not sure if it’s true or not, she really asserted that she CAN do that to ANYONE that bothered her) 2) When I was kicked out, my friends in the fandom and outside the fandom defended my character, one of my friends who lived on the Cape got a call from the police (THE POLICE) about her posting on Cassie’s LJ. She was shit-scared afterwards and stopped posting (and she didn’t even remotely threaten CC), fortunately the policeman sided with my friend because he felt CC was wasting his time.
3) This will be in two parts- somewhat of a story about how I got kicked out of the HP Fandom. I feel better about telling the truth about it, unlike CC. Here’s a little timeline-
October 2001- my boyfriend (now my husband) asked me a series of strange questions about a user, and a friend of mine, called John W. What his favourite restaurant was, what color he likes, etc. I’m not sure about the rest of the questions but I immediately told him what John’s favourite restaurant was (a dim-sum restaurant in NYC) and then afterwards, asked him why he asked all these questions about John. He admitted that he got into John’s Yahoo! Profile to look at the moderator message boards, I told him to give it back immediately and we didn’t talk about it for a while.
February 2002- the guilt was getting to me, I told my boyfriend that I wanted him to write an anonymous apology letter to one of the mods (Neil W.) and I helped him write it as Mafalda Hopkirk. I sent it to Neil without hiding my IP number (I didn’t know how the process worked) and he figured it out quickly that it was me through my IP number but didn’t tell the rest and told me to leave fandom quietly.
I got an IM from a male (another HP mod whose name escapes me), whose wife was Stacey, and we talked about the fandom, but never about the hacking. Then EVERYONE in the HP fandom stopped talking to me (I IMed AngieJ, siriusgeologist, Alicia/Sue (Boots527 in IM) and NO one talked to me until one of the Teenage Witches told me what was going on and that she had messages from Cassie and Simon. Both messages were very upsetting.
My IRL friends and my HP-fandom friends, who still sided with me, defended me on Livejournal and the HP messageboards. Cassie basically said to one, “Tell her that her parents should have aborted her.” I snuck into chat as Vivienne Stellaluna to see what they’re talking about and they completely PILED on me once they figured that the silent lurker was me. It was the worst kind of internet bullying I’ve experienced until….
4) I was doing fine (I finally left the fandom because *&(@ them), working on my university coursework and planning my course trip to Oxford. Then I got a call from my university police department at the end of April 2002 and a week before my exams (2 months after I got kicked out and nary a peep from those people between the first week of February-end of April). I went in and he said have you heard about HP4GU? I said yes, and started to tear up, is this about the hacking because I didn’t do it. and He said yes. I was sobbing uncontrollably and had to be walked home because I didn’t think THEY would stoop this low, trying to get me kicked out of my university and they planned on doing it around the time of my exams just to shake me.
I immediately got the best tech lawyer in Boston and saw all the documents the HP4GU people sent to BU- AngieJ/Cassandra Claire/the male mod sending them chat transcripts of me admitting to the hacking and I honestly said that I had talked to AngieJ and the Male Mod as recently as February but I’ve never admitted to hacking (several of my friends said that it wasn’t my ordinary chat behavior, including my mom) and frankly, I hadn’t talked to Cassie in PM for several months prior to February.
I brought ALL my documents- Cassie’s Livejournal entries condemning me (her behavior towards me, at the time, was atrocious and uncalled for) and other documentation, etc. And, ironically, it was these exact documents which completely cleared me of hacking because she basically wrote her intent in the comments section to get me kicked out of university as payback.
After I got cleared, I walked with my mom and my lawyer and stopped outside Pizzeria Uno in Kenmore Square. He said, “Before I go, you have a real case to sue this Claire person and HPFGU for harrassment.” I said, “I just want to be done with that.” I wanted to get on with my life, go to Oxford University, think about my degree, and think about where I wanted to go after university (my boyfriend and I were talking about moving in together once I finished and we talked about the pros and cons of living in the US versus the UK).
Fast-forward to 2012, living in the UK for over six years, and as I like fantasy/sci-fi books I often see CC’s books about. I just want to pull my hair out every single goddamn time I see her books, that’s how much HP4GU and her bullying has affected me.
I don’t like internet bullying but I did follow NastyClare/TheClareWitchProject until their existence ceased to be. I read ONTD posts about Cassie all the time (because I’m interested in how her books are doing, how much media attention the movie is making). Also, the riveting “Cassandra Claire Plagiarism Debacle” posts and FandomWank posts. ALL of those blogs were ON point about CC’s behavior in the early days of the HP fandom. Everyone in the HP fandom in 2000-2002 knew what her real name was and what she looked like, including me and my husband, it was a MAJOR OPEN SECRET in the HP Fandom. Even back then, she complained of people trying to find out who she is even though she gave out what she did (entertainment reporter for Hollywood Life, her name, multiple photos of herself, where she lived in CA, where she moved to in NYC). For someone who claims she’s secretive about herself, she was pretty freer about who she was in the chatrooms/message boards.
To end a long post, simply put, she has amnesia about her OWN bullying in the HP fandom. She’s a hypocrite, a plagiarist and, above all, a major, early, cyberbully. Her woe-is-me post rings hollow for people like me, people she bullied. Her friends that now side with her weren’t her HPFGU/HP fandom friends because if she left that fandom, it’s probably EVERYONE in that fandom hate her because of her appalling behavior at the time. She hasn’t come to terms about how she became famous and what she did to go down the path of being famous. She can go %(&* herself and if her parents knew what she did in the past, they’d be deeply ashamed of her.
All of that said, I know where I’d stick her “cyberbully” post.
The hailed anti-bullying post by Clare that got her so much acclaim is here.
The people behind the anti-Clare blogs she had shut down claiming they were anti-semitic bullies offer their rebuttal here.
And, of course, the usual links (thanks tryxkittie)
Cassandra Claire and Plagiarism
The Abridged Fan History of Cassandra Claire
Memorable Wank from the Cassandra Claire/CC MiniBoss Squad Days
Cassandra Clare Fandom Wank Wiki
The Ms Scribe Story: Full and Abridged
One Direction is a near lock for #1 with 525,000 to 575,000.
Christina Aguilera is poised for #5 with 75,000.
Lana is expected to sell 75,000 for a spot at #4.
The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 21.
As earlier reported, One Direction is a near lock for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry forecasters say the group's second album, "Take Me Home" (SYCO/Columbia), should start with between 525,000 to 575,000 sold by week's end on Sunday, Nov. 19. No other album will come close to selling that many copies this week, so One Direction's path to No. 1 is clear.
Elsewhere on next week's chart, watch for the Weeknd's debut album, "Trilogy," to launch with 90,000 or so while the "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" soundtrack may bow with 80,000. Both sets should easily start in the top 10. Also headed for a big entry is Soundgarden's first studio release in 16 years, "King Animal." The album is looking to debut with around 80,000 as well.
Pop diva Christina Aguilera is poised for a top 10 return, as her new "Lotus" will likely bloom with around 75,000. It's her first studio album since 2010's "Bionic" arrived in the No. 3 slot with 111,000 sold (according to Nielsen SoundScan).
One of 2012's biggest new stars, Lana Del Rey, could also start in the top 10 with her latest effort, "Paradise." Sources indicate it's also on track to sell around 75,000. "Paradise" is available as a stand-alone album and also as part of a deluxe reissue of her first full-length set, "Born to Die." The latter album debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 earlier this year, moving 77,000 in its first week.
On Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart (below), One Direction is No. 1 while the Weeknd is No. 2. The Building tally is a precursor to the final Billboard 200 ranking -- reflecting the first four days (Monday through Thursday) of SoundScan's tracking week as reported by six major merchants.
As for the rest of the Building chart's top 10: Taylor Swift's "Red" is found at No. 3, Lana Del Rey's "Paradise" is sitting pretty at No. 4 and Christina Aguilera's "Lotus" is in the five spot. At No. 6 is the new "Twilight" soundtrack, No. 7 is Soundgarden's "King Animal" and No. 8 is Deftones' new "Koi No Yokan." Rounding out the top 10 are Green Day's new "Dos!" at No. 9 and Rod Stewart's "Merry Christmas, Baby."
Yesterday I decided to spend my day on the Thor 2 set, seeing as I live relatively close by and had time to spend freezing myself on set I went.
At first all I was able to see were Chris’s stunt double and Eccleston’s stunt double, though it could well have been the man himself as they look very similar in the get-up and looking from a distance.
After a little while, Chris Hemsworth came out, rather distinctive in his Thor gear, though it was difficult trying to take a picture of him as he got some touch-ups and people were just generally standing in the way
Did seem that Chris was having a lot of fun on set as well
The director: Alan Taylor
As Chris then left the field of vision, decided to walk around to the other side where people were allowed to stay and watch. It turned out to be a lucky guess as not long after being there, Chris was out of the tent and talked to some of the crew and although a small group of us tried to get him to come over, he didn’t but managed to get a shot of him (his back)
After which Chris disappeared into a room and we then watched the stunt doubles rehearsing a scene following what was in the other Thor 2 post. It seems that after that scene, Chris fights and elf, runs toward something (the bluescreen) only to be knocked down by Malekith.
The doubles rehearsing:
Now I must confess that I am rather unfamiliar with DW so I had no way of telling whether it was Eccleston or his double doing the work, I’ll leave you to decide as I managed to take several close ups of the guy
Chris then re-emerged from wherever he was hiding and they soon started to shoot what his double had been rehearsing. It also allowed to finally take a shot of him
I was able to take these shots as we’d found a door close to where they were filming, one of the people with me was able to get Chris’ double attention by waving and so, when Chris Hemsworth showed up and we were in his line of vision, all of us waved and he waved back. Unfortunately we apparently were getting in the shot and had to leave that spot.
Decided to stick around until the end and hope Hemsworth or Eccleston would come over, unfortunately only the doubles exited our way and the actors went in the opposite direction.
According to the crew they should be filming next week, starting Tuesday to Friday, with Natalie Portman reported to be filming. Hopefully I’ll be able to stalk the set some more and be successful in meeting some of the actors.
Forgot to add in the video..oops..not me talking btw
Source: me and my camera
They’re the biggest band n the world... and today their former bodyguard lifts the lid on life on the road with One Direction.
Andy Davies, who barely left their side for nine months, reveals how they even got an amazing invitation to perform for no less than Barack Obama.
He also tells how an American woman offered them ONE MILLION DOLLARS if they would spend the day with her 1D-obsessed daughter.
And, witnessing at first hand the hysteria that follows their every move, he talks of how the boys joke they’re now even bigger than The Beatles.
But he also reveals that despite their phenomenal success, Harry, 18, Niall, Liam and Zayn, all 19, and Louis, 20, are really lovely guys... so “polite and kind-hearted”.
Today, in an exclusive interview with the Sunday Mirror, the man the boys affectionately call Baldy talks about how he was responsible for tucking them in at night and dragging them out of bed in the morning, and how he gave them a hug and a pep talk when they missed home.
Andy, 45, witnessed how American First Lady Michelle Obama fell under the spell of the boys, who started on their incredible journey to superstardom as runners-up on The X Factor.
He reveals: “The boys had a really nice chat with Michelle and her daughters backstage at one of the gigs last March. They got on so well they ended up chatting for about an hour and swapped numbers.
“Michelle took a call from the President while they were talking. It was surreal because the boys could hear his voice on the other end. The President even asked Michelle to say ‘Hi’ for him, so they all excitedly shouted back, ‘hello’.
“They then had an invite to the White House from the President but had to turn it down because of schedules. They were all devastated.
“Michelle said they could reschedule so it’s all good.”
They are now due to play the gig of a lifetime next year on their world tour, which they’re all thrilled about – especially Niall, who Andy says loves President Obama: “He has a life-size statue of him at home... that’s how much he likes him.
“He kept asking Michelle questions about her husband, telling her how much he loved and respected him and that he had this statue. She found it really funny and said when they come over to bring a picture of it for him to see. In return she’s promised he’ll play a bit of American football with them.
“I remember Harry saying that Michelle reminded him of his mum because she seemed very kind and caring. She took a real interest in the boys and wanted to know everything about them all.”
Since the band was put together by Simon Cowell on the show in 2009, they have seen their debut album, Up All Night, go to No 1 in 15 countries.
Andy has seen first hand how their popularity has surged and the lengths to which some fans will go to get close to them. But he says nothing compares to the offer from one US socialite.
“We were in a lift in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and this lady offered the boys $1 million to meet her kids.
“Sometimes the parents can be worse than the actual fans. This lady didn’t understand why we couldn’t take her offer. Some of these very wealthy people will do anything for their daughters.
“Three years ago you wouldn’t have paid a fiver to meet the band. It’s truly astonishing.”
Andy tells how when he first started working for the boys he told his daughter: “I give it a week before I give one of them a clip round the ear.” But he says: “I love the boys to bits, and we’ve become great mates. As much as they enjoy their fame, I think they’re still a little taken back by it all. They’ll talk about it sometimes, usually when we’re surrounded by a sea of screaming girls.
“Harry will say, ‘We’re as big as The Beatles’ and then Niall will pipe up, ‘No we’re bigger than The Beatles’. But seriously they’re down-to-earth lads.... they don’t mean it.
“I think the guys are still slightly overwhelmed by the attention but they certainly do enjoy it. I don’t think anyone thought in their wildest dreams they’d be as big as they are.
“They’re flying everywhere first-class, staying in the poshest hotels and never have to put their hand in their pockets.
“They have everything given to them for free and have millions of girls screaming wherever they go.
“They’re living the dream and they know how lucky they’ve been. Sometimes though they just want to do the things everyone else does. We were staying in this lovely hotel in Kent during a photoshoot but all the boys wanted to do was camp. So we found a campsite, set up tents and built a campfire. They loved it.
“They don’t really talk much about the job when you’re with them. They’ll talk about other stuff... PlayStation, Fifa, mucking around. They’re just normal lads. They really are pleasant young men. Really polite, kind-hearted and very well-mannered.
“They’re not diva-ish at all. All they want before a concert is a bag of sweets and a Pepsi. They won’t say, ‘I want green grapes with no seeds that look like bananas’. They’re all pretty chilled.”
Andy insists the lads have their feet firmly on the ground and is quick to talk of their generosity: “The nicest thing was when the boys upgraded my flight to get me home in time for the birth of my little boy. Niall jammed my Twitter when he tweeted that my wife’s waters had broken. I had like 8,000 tweets from fans.”
Andy talks about each of the boys in turn, saying of Liam: “He’s the most sensible. He’s the most businesslike and the most professional. He would love to produce and write music. He’s already into the music writing.”
Of Niall, he says: “He just loves to play on his guitar and watch sport. He’ll often ask me to go and watch a football match with him, or go to a concert. He also loves his Skype...he’s always Skyping his friends. He likes a few pints and he’s a big eater.”
Andy tells how Zayn is more of a home-boy, saying: “He likes to get home at night, just chill and do things with his friends. He loves art. He’ll often buy canvases to do his own art. But he said he’d like to try acting at some point.”
Andy reveals Louis is the energetic one, saying: “He would instigate all the naughty things and is a cheeky chappy. He is very different when his girlfriend was around though... he’d become very mature.”
He says Harry is very sensitive, adding: “He wants to talk but doesn’t want to make conversation. You have to do all the talking. He just wants a bit of company. He’s always worried about his mum.
“Last year I had an arm wrestle with Harry and he saw the star tattoo on my bicep. A couple of weeks later he had exactly the same one. I think he was a little embarrassed when I teased him about it.
“They’re all quite tight but Harry’s a little bit of a loner. He has a hell of a way about him. He’s a very charming individual. Everyone who meets him notices that.
“All the guys are lovely individually but Harry does have a certain something about him that separates him. No-one ever has a bad word to say about him.”
Harry has been linked with a number of high-profile women, including US singer Lily Halpern, Irish photographer Sarah-Louise Colivet and Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack.
Commenting on Harry’s pulling power, Andy says: “He gets a lot of attention from girls. Harry is a charmer... a smooth operator.”
Andy had his work cut out trying to keep crazed fans at bay. He says he soon learned the tricks employed by girls to try to sneak into the boys’ rooms: “Quite often you’ll get the boys to bed and you have to stay on the landing for a couple of hours making sure girls aren’t coming up the stairwells, up the fire-escapes.
“Quite often they’ll check in to the hotel and start ringing each individual room to find out which room the boys are in. One of the craziest things I saw was a couple of girls in high heels and little black dresses, allegedly wanting to use the gym where the boys were training.”
He says that leaving the band was one of the hardest things he’s ever had to do, adding: “I miss the boys a great deal.
“They keep in touch though. Niall, Louis and Zayn are really good at that... they text me.
“Harry’s Harry... if I bumped into him tomorrow he would run up, give me a hug and say, ‘I miss you, man’.”
Andy says he will always follow their careers and has every confidence that they’ll only ever go in one direction... and that’s “even higher”.
Richie Beckett, former gang boss turned respected Brighton businessman, pledges money to help rebuild a pier. But Richie's mind is in turmoil and the empire he runs with his sons is endangered by a vicious Albanian gang.
Tony Soprano famously suffered panic attacks and had to see a shrink. In C4’s new hard-knuckle crime drama The Fear we have another gang boss whose mind is under assault.
But Richie Beckett’s turmoil is more serious and urgent, because just when his Brighton-based empire is under siege from a gang of Albanian psychos, Richie is starting to lose his identity.
He is suffering from some form of dementia or Alzheimer’s. This would be alarming enough in the new role he has taken on as respectable local businessman, but when his family and interests are suddenly under threat from the vicious newcomers in town, this is calamitous.
Peter Mullan is excellent as the fearsome family head, veering alarmingly between menace and bewilderment. Harry Lloyd and Paul Nicholls are his sons, Matty and Cal, who, along with their mother (Anastasia Hille) think their father is on the booze again.
Cal, the eldest and a creep who revels in his dad’s notoriety, wants to broker some deal with the family of Vajkal, the Albanian guvnor. But the Albanians implicate him in the grisly murder of a prostitute he has used, keeping her beheaded corpse as evidence to incriminate Cal if the Becketts don’t fall into line.
Richie is therefore dragged into a meeting at the Albanians’ farmhouse retreat. Irritable, sleepless, forgetful – Richie can’t even remember battering a young man on the front in broad daylight – his presence at the farmhouse is as sensible as juggling gelignite.
The Fear is being shown over four consecutive nights and is abruising but riveting portrait of a criminal in decline, haunted by his past and out of touch with the present. And it's a story with emotion, as in the scene where Richie enters his wife's bedroom and asks if he can lie with her. Amid his confusion and increasing aggression, he seeks some feeling of closeness with his estranged wife.
Brighton is evocatively photographed as a lurid but at the same time genteel backdrop, regency buildings juxtaposed with drag entertainers and night-time revellers.
Writer Richard Cottan has created a rich thriller, though having Richie’s wife buying a couple of paintings called Confusion 1 & 2 was not the most ingenious bit of symbolism.
Still, the opener sets up a drama full of tension and dread, setting inmotion what can only be a fearsome, tragic train of events.
Cast: Peter Mullan Richie Bennett, Anastasia Hille Jo Beckett, Harry Lloyd Matty Beckett, Paul Nicholls Cal Beckett, Demosthenes Chrysan Vajkal, Dragos Bucur Marin, Shaban Arifi Davit, Julia Ragnarsson Zana, Danny Sapani Wes
Harry Lloyd playing a gangster's son without a fug wig/weird relationship with his sister is something i'm hf.
"One Direction" is taking the world by storm and Mick Jagger has noticed. He says the band reminds him of what it was like in the early days of the Rolling Stones, especially the feeling of being in a "weird place."
The Stones are rolling on with some live concerts all around the world to celebrate 50 years in show business. "One Direction" is smashing records for ticket sales, downloads and TV appearances that are responsible for tent cities jamming intersections for blocks around the studios.
Jagger can relate. Even with the relatively primitive media of 50 years ago, he and the other musicians in the band couldn't make a move without being swarmed by fans and promoters alike, all looking for a piece of the action.
NME online reported on Saturday that after watching a recent concert by the boy band of the moment, Jagger said, "I remember feeling that same uncomfortable feeling of being pushed around in this very weird place about 50 years ago. It was a very funny moment, because it was very similar to the things we've been through."
Despite the difference in image ("One Direction" can hardly be called a "bad boy" rock band) it seems Mick Jagger relates to the hysteria of live performance.
"It reminded me very much of our early concerts, when we were pushed around among the audience and we would kind of float. They were like floating above the audience, and they looked really distinctly uncomfortable."
Maybe Mick Jagger sees some parallels that could be very insightful. How long can "One Direction" last?
Check back in 50 years.
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Yes, children. Superstar drag queen, LA historian, non-GLAAD award-winning, and international recording artist, Willam Belli has released his first full-length album – “The Wreckoning.” And keep on them heels, girls, it’s bound to be one wild kaikai of a ride. I had the opportunity to interview this fine lady not long ago, and she graciously told us what to expect on this highly anticipated masterpiece. “Melodic parody” with Sharon Needles, anybody? Oh, and how about a track where our favorite Los Angeles based RuPaul’s season 5 contestant, Detox “drops a rap?” Fuck, yes. We will also be graced with free stickers upon ordering from this bombshell/bombedshell’s website; DO feel free to temporarily leave this page to drop yo’ coins on this album, on Willam’s personal website: http://www.willambelli.com/shop. For every purchase not made upon visiting, a drag queen dies.
When Fantasia hit the red carpet at the 2012 Soul Train Awards (November 9) in Las Vegas, mouths dropped open and there were audible gasps! Looking like a million bucks, Tasia showed off an amazing weight loss in a body hugging black dress and told HipHollywood she was focused on protecting her temple.
The Collard Greens and Cornbread singer has revised her diet, hit the gym and focused on her fitness— but what’s her inspiration? Check out our interview with Fannie and find out why she’s focused on getting it right and tight!
The 2012 Soul Train Awards will air on November 25 on Centric and BET.
Sources: http://youtu.be/Ngz7YkgSDgY; http://youtu.be/DlxgRkUZjGc
People’s Sexiest Man Alive issue has been released, with Channing Tatum taking the gold crown of ‘Sexiest Man Alive’. However, Hunger Games hottie Josh Hutcherson is also featured in the issue, under Sexy Guys Who Love Their Dogs.
Under his name and picture, there’s a brief passage, saying, “The odds were ever in Driver’s favor when the pit bull was rescued by the Hunger Gamesstar earlier this year. Just as attractive as the actor’s do-good mantra: He named his canine companion in honor of another eye-pleasing animal lover, Drive‘s Ryan Gosling. “I always thought it was a good name for a dog,” he told New York’s Daily News, “so it just kind of worked out.”
Hutcherson is currently filming the sequel to the Hunger Games, Catching Fire, in Atlanta and will be moving to Hawaii to complete filming before next week. In addition to Catching Fire, Hutcherson’s film ‘Red Dawn’ [also co-starring Chris Hemsworth], will be released November 21st.
Hutcherson is definitely considered a heartthrob to Hunger Games fans, especially as he plays the buff baker boy Peeta Mellark, who’s also the kind-hearted love interest to Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen. There’s no question that he stole our hearts in the role, and it’s very clear why People has included him in their SMA issue.
haters' parents didn't buy them legos tbh
Looking a little down despite driving up in his new Ferrari, Justin Bieber did some shopping in Hollywood on Friday (November 16).
Continuing where the first film left off, teenage Nell Sweetzer is found dirty and terrified in the woods having just escaped a demon ritual in which a cult helped her give birth to a demon baby. Confused and scared, Nell is examined by doctors but she doesn’t remember much about the previous few months except that as a result of everything, her family is now dead. She is moved into Davreaux – a girls’ halfway house in New Orleans, where she will try to put her life back together with the help of the therapist, Frank Merle. She even begins to date a boy named Chris and starts a job at a local hotel. But something doesn’t feel right to Nell. She is being sought after by the demon who possessed her in the first LAST EXORCISM. It wants Nell, but in a different way than before…
Release date: March 1, 2013
Whatd did you do/see lastnight ONTD?
ok im gunna be honest, i went to see BD lastnight and i shocking really liked it! IDC i really like the ending. I went with a friend cz she sees movies with me so i see movies with her :) Anyways i will admit all the other mvies were horrible ad 'New Moon' is flat out the dumbest movie everr made lol. Also kristen was so much better in this one( not great but better )
Kody has a message for his four wives – they are free to get a divorce and leave any time they want!
This isn’t a threat however; it is a heartfelt promise that he exclusively tells RadarOnline that he made to Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn Brown when they entered into a polygamist marriage with him.
“Any one of them could get a divorce and leave if they want to,” he insists.
“We are in this by choice,” Kody vows, and says that the upcoming season of their reality show will delve into how they’re helping others who are forced to live a polygamist lifestyle against their will.
“We chose to be in it and if someone wants out of it they should be given that choice too”.
“I don’t think people really have a choice to stay. There has always been a need for this society to allow this freedom," he says. "If you don’t want to be in you should be allowed to leave. And they make it so hard for them. They already own them financially there is so much extortion going on in that community.”
Sister Wives premieres on TLC Sunday, November 18 at 9/8c. The Brown family visited CeleBuzz and revealed new drama for the upcoming season.