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- 11/18/12--19:37: one direction feminism FAIL
- The catcalling (obviously)
- The fact that you can tell he knew it was wrong/an insult but did it anyway
- That he assumes because she put up with it, she took it as a compliment
- It sounds like something from an interview with The Wanted
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Interview Magazine/ROSS SIMONINI: Has your acting in adult film prepared you at all for acting in your first feature film?
JAMES DEEN: Absolutely. It’s not that much different. In adult film, the hardest thing isn’t having sex in front of a stranger or a large group of people. That’s actually not that difficult. There are a lot of people who can do that or who are into that. The hard part is going from a dead stop in a conversation, like you and I are having, to immediately getting yourself into an aroused mind-set. It’s the same switch with all acting, though I suppose Method actors don’t have that problem. But I’m not a Method actor. My technique is, I read the script—I read every word on the page—and then I try to do what it says on the page. The coaching I had before this role actually hasn't helped me at all. (obviously)
SIMONINI: In adult film, is the arousal always there? Or are you conjuring it up?
DEEN: In the beginning it was like that, but now I’m picky and I work with the same production companies over and over. The job of a director is basically to play matchmaker and find two people who have good sexual chemistry. When I direct, that’s what I do. I ask, “Will this guy and girl look good together? Will they have a good time?” My theory is, “Don’t do anything you don’t want to do.” The people I work with have a similar mentality.
SIMONINI: What’s your role in The Canyons?
DEEN: I play a guy named Christian, a trust-fund kid in his twenties. I get off on power control and I always have to be the most controlling person in the room.
SIMONINI: Is the role connected to your work in adult film? Is that why you were chosen?
DEEN: It has sex in it, but it’s not very sexual. It’s like a lot of Bret Easton Ellis’s work. In American Psycho, the sex is really about narcissism. In the film version, there’s that great scene where Christian Bale is having a three-way and he spends the whole time looking in the mirror, making faces and flexing his muscles. It’s like that. Classic Bret.
SIMONINI: While filming The Canyons, have you experienced any of the Lindsay Lohan paparazzi mania?
DEEN: They've been pretty respectful on set. I've also dealt with them where they haven’t been respectful. One night I was trying to pull out of a parking spot and they were standing in the way of the car to get their shot. So I had to nudge them with the car to get them to move.
SIMONINI: This is with Lindsay?
DEEN: Yeah. I mean, paparazzi can’t get a picture of me doing anything interesting. I’m untouchable. Here’s James Deen peeing in public, making out with a girl in a bar, drunk and puking. Yeah, I’m a porn star. What do you expect?
SIMONINI: I read that you've wanted to be in porn since kindergarten.
DEEN: For as long as I can remember.
SIMONINI: And that you've been “practicing” for porn since age 14. What does that mean?
DEEN: I was listening to Loveline with Dr. Drew on KROQ and Jenna Jameson was on the show. I listened to that and thought, That doesn’t sound too bad. So I started going to parties and meeting girls and having sex with them in front of crowds. I was nurturing my exhibitionism, enjoying what it felt like to be naked in public. That was my practice.
SIMONINI: How often do you work?
DEEN: When I was younger, I did two or three scenes a day. Now I do one scene a day, pretty much every day. I book myself for 30 days, one scene a day, and usually get a few cancellations.
SIMONINI: How long does an average scene typically take to film?
DEEN: It depends. There are a lot of different types of porn—or, er, adult film . . . trying to be tactful here—but sometimes it’s 45 minutes and sometimes it’s a 23-hour day.
SIMONINI: Do you have any limitations in your work?
DEEN: I’m not attracted to dudes, so I don’t work with dudes. Or clowns. They make me uncomfortable.
SIMONINI: You were recently in the video Paul and Damon McCarthy made in conjunction with James Franco’s “Rebel” project for MOCA. What was that experience like?
DEEN: You know, I haven’t really seen much of Paul McCarthy’s work—some sculptures online, but I haven’t seen anything in person. It seemed like shock art to me. There was a scene where an actress playing Natalie Wood was in this bath, and Paul McCarthy was playing the director, and she was lying in the bathtub and he was naked above her squatting in the bathtub, pushing stuff all over her to make it look like he was defecating on her chest. It was like they were shooting a scene of a director shooting a porno scene with Natalie Wood, I think.
SIMONINI: Did you understand the context of any of this?
DEEN: It was all very vague. They treated me as if I was part of the art. They told me very little. They just threw me into the pool and told me to swim, so to speak. They interviewed me three times, asking me what I thought of the project, what I thought James Franco would think of the project, and what I thought James Dean would have thought of the project. I was playing three roles—just layers upon layers upon layers of meaning. But I haven’t been able to see it yet.
SIMONINI: Are you a James Dean fan?
DEEN: Not really. Never seen any of his movies. Not one. Never. [pauses] Wait, hold on, I need to order some food real fast. [talking to a drive-thru cashier] Could I get a double bacon cheeseburger meal and a large Dr Pepper? I’d also like a chicken sandwich with no mayo or tomato. Thank you.
SIMONINI: Where are you eating?
DEEN: I’m eating at Carl’s Jr. It’s on the way home. I just realized I hadn't eaten anything all day.
SIMONINI: Do you watch much porn these days?
DEEN: [eating french fries] I do, but I stick to amateur stuff so I don’t recognize people. It’s a little difficult to stay aroused when it’s like, “I know that guy. I had lunch with him the other day.”
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I wish I had kept all of the emails he and I exchanged. I'm like the original Deenager! but I do have this DM ahaha ahahahhahahah aahhaahaha -_-
America never really got Lyric 145 on The X Factor 2012, and we have something to say about it. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?!!! Cuz here’s the thing: Lyric Da Queen and One4Five are so awesome, it’s ridiculous. We are heartbroken and furious and generally up in arms, and not in a “waving them in the air because we just don’t care” sorta way. Here are five reasons it’s ludicrous these guys went home.
1. Lyric Da Queen and her eyepatch. She’s had to struggle through some hard stuff with her eye, and even though she was ashamed about wearing the patch at first, she’s totally made it the coolest accessory around. In fact, we want to add “eyepatch” to our list of ways to be cool and call it a day.
2. They are seriously sick rappers. If you don’t know, now you know, homie. Did you see them rap “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” (yeah, we totally spelled that from memory)? That was ridiculous, and somehow they pulled it off. They could rap the alphabet and we’d be all “woah, we’ve never thought about letters like that.”
3. We wanted to see them duet with CeCe. Without the boys around, we’re not sure who CeCe Frey is going to take swag lessons from. And can you picture how amazing a duet between CeCe and Lyric 145 would be? We are DYING it would have been so good. (UMMM NO TO THIS IMO)
4. Simon now has to rest all his hope on a boy band and a girl group. No offense to Fifth Harmony and Emblem3, who are both lovely, but seriously? There is nothing as played out as a “girl group” and a “boy band.” Sure, Simon Cowell is the one to make it legit if anyone is, but it’s an uphill battle. (IA, lbr boy bands are so overplayed right now. I love 5h tho gg>>>>bb.)
5. We never saw the full potential of what they could do. We never really saw Lyric Da Queen rap solo or One4Five bring all the heat, and the only time they were close to showing us their stuff was when they spun Miley’s “Party in the USA.” They were supposed to perform a song with original lyrics on last night’s show, and it was scrapped for the mediocre Katy Perry-Queen mashup instead. We can’t help but think that the mistake that sent them home wasn’t theirs. (SO MUCH TRUTH IN THIS STATEMENT. I HOPE THEY STICK TOGETHER AND POST WHATEVER SONG THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO SING ALSO I WANT DEETS AND REASONS WHY THEY COULDN'T USE THE SONG WITH ORIGINAL LYRICS.)
My 2 cents (since I couldn't join the discussion post) lyric 145 def deserved to stay, I felt bad because they had 1 bad performance and was cut, while there are contestants (paige ahem, cece ahem, vino ahem) who constantly do horrible and are still in. Also damn it who is voting for vino????? WHO??? Lastly I felt really bad for Demetria, I know she sucks as a mentor, but that was way harsh simon. It's okay tho jennel and demi can still live happily ever after.
ONTD DO YOU THINK LYRIC 145 DESERVED TO STAY? Y/N IF Y GIVE ME YOUR REASONS!!!!!
Mods can I post about this already? It's been 3 days I don't think this still counts as a spoiler, but feel free to reject if you feel otherwise. :)
So, once thought of as "daddy direction" and the "nice one," turns out Liam Payne have a bad streak after all. In this interview for The Hits Radio, you can hear Liam recount an experience where all five boys cat-called a woman from their car. After telling her she had a nice ass, they never thought they'd see her again! But they we're wrong :/ (@3:45)
(sorry mods this one is unlocked)
I am HOLLERING @ the end
Please let Richard make it through this series happy?
The drama's prodigal daughter cops to an obsession with a bygone TV character — and to crying watching her own show
Mae Whitman stars on “Parenthood,” NBC’s shaggy, tear-inducing family drama, as Amber, a spunky, increasingly together, emotionally astute free spirit. The 24-year-old Whitman has been acting for the last 18 years (nope, that’s not a typo). She appeared in everything from “Hope Floats” and “Independence Day,” to “Arrested Development” and “In Treatment” before arriving on “Parenthood,” which, to judge from Whitman’s words, is the loveliest, kindest workplace in all the world — exactly as it seems to be. Whitman spoke to me about the series, her interest in national parks, her obsession with “Friday Night Lights” — which was also overseen by “Parenthood’s” creator Jason Katims — and her dreams about Tim Riggins. And, yes, she also cries while watching “Parenthood.”
Are you liking Amber’s story line this year? She has a new romance, and you’ve gotten to work with some cast members you hadn’t yet, like Adam and Christina and Crosby.
This year has been one of my favorite years. I’ve loved Amber’s entire progression. You rarely see people grow from age 16 to age 21 or whatever on TV. It’s such a weird, specific time in somebody’s life that to be able to follow along with them and really see the huge differences is incredible. Amber went from being this petulant teen to being on her own and growing, maturing, having other issues that are very important to her now. For me, this season is sort of the first time that she really feels on track. She started to understand her place in the world last year when she got a job. She discovered she was good at something and smart. And she had another very cool guy show her, for the first time, that she’s really an incredible, smart, beautiful person and to be confident in that. I feel like she really thinks she’s in the right place. Plus, she’s doing music stuff. That’s what she really loves.
Was the music stuff always part of the character or is it something that they wrote in because you’re into it?
An amazing thing about this show is that they’re very aware and perceptive about what’s going on with the actual person. I think I mentioned early on to Jason, or somebody saw me playing, and they were like, “Oh, I didn’t know you did that.” And I was like, “Yeah, you know, kind of. I’m trying.” So then they incorporated it and I think it was a really powerful move. And it’s nice because it’s in the same vein of Amber’s father and what he loved to do. It’s a callback to Amber taking the good pieces of her dad and trying to keep growing from there. So, yeah, I think my personal influence has had a little bit to do with that as well, and that’s really cool.
Why doesn’t Amber ever lock her door?
[Laughing.] It was always so funny to me whenever Lauren [Graham, who plays Whitman's mother on the show] would come over to the house and be like, “What are you doing? This is the worst area in the world and this door is never locked!” So to me, keeping the door unlocked is almost like an homage to Amber’s irresponsibility and naïveté. That was her whole attitude in the beginning of the series, like “I don’t give a crap. I do whatever I want.” And this is the one area that attitude is still left lingering, like “Eh, I don’t care.” It’s always funny because some characters come over and comment on it. Some characters don’t care. Some characters are like, “Are you crazy?!” And even on the first date when Ryan [Amber's boyfriend] mentions it she’s like, “My mom always tells me to get a new lock, but I’m like, whatever.” It’s like an inside joke that people who know her can be annoyed about, but also look at it with love.
Do you think Amber will ever go to college?
I don’t know. It sort of directly reflects on my life, like, I didn’t go to college but, in my mind, the conversation is not closed at all. I still want to learn and if it felt like the right time and opportunity I would definitely go back. So I think that’s the attitude for her. But she’s on such a good path right now and on one where she is learning and she’s not just standing still and she’s growing. But it’s not out of the question forever.
You’ve been acting since you were very little. Was there any point where you thought maybe you didn’t want to do this?
There have been so many phases. You do have to continue, as you grow as a human, checking in and going is this what I want? Am I giving away things that I don’t want? Who am I and what do I want to keep doing? But being on a set is just always where I want to be and is such a deep part of me, and I’m just so, so happy doing it and every project I’m involved in I love so much. I definitely keep checking in, and I went through a period where I was like, “Maybe I’ll move to Austin and go to college and have an apartment and be too hot in the summer. Maybe I’ll try it.” But it just sort of didn’t work out that way at that time. There are other things that I would want do, like working at a national park or as a museum tour guide. I just have to continue to check in with myself and make sure I feel like I’m on a good path.
Because of all your experience working, do you feel older than your age sometimes?
Yes. Definitely there’s that element, but it’s funny, there’s that weird old adage, the more you learn and do, the less you know. Every day is something so new. Everything that I do, every set and every environment and every character and every story is so different, that you sort of rebuild your whole idea of what it’s like. On something like “Parenthood” I’d never been on anything like that. Everybody is so respectful and loving and kind and it’s sort of all based on our love for each other. The whole reason the show is so amazing is the fact we all love each other so much and love the people that we created. I think that really shows. So I’ve never been on a show like that before, so that is something totally new for me. So it’s less like I’m tired, I’ve done this for a long time, and more like, “Aaaah, I’m at home.”
Do you watch it?
I do. I started out being like, “Oh, maybe I’ll watch it sometimes, I don’t know.” But now it’s like, I’m a weird avid fan of it as well. I don’t get to see the other story lines being shot, and there are so many other story lines, so it’s a treat for me to go and watch what’s happening with the rest of the characters. I have my Tuesday routine: I do yoga and then go to my family’s house with my boyfriend and his brother and we all watch it together.
Do you cry?
I definitely cry. I don’t know how you don’t cry. I get so lost in the story. Everyone takes real care on the show to make sure that everything that they’re doing and saying is really honest and feels really real, so there’s no way around it for me. After every huge crying scene there’s silence in the room and then we all look at each other and we’re all crying. And then we silently resume watching TV.
I saw on your Twitter account that you are really into “Friday Night Lights.” Like, you dressed up as Tim Riggins for Halloween. Did you just watch it relatively recently ?
Yeah! I’m still not even that far along. I just started it because I knew I would become seriously obsessed, and I just didn’t have myself to give away during that time period. But I took a deep breath and was like, “I’m ready.” So I started watching it and I’m literally more obsessed with it than I ever thought I could be. Like I dream all about “Friday Night Lights” every night. Everything I dream is Riggins-influenced. I can’t get enough. It’s really kind of unhealthy.
How much of it have you seen?
I’m just in the middle of Season 2. And it is unbelievable. I was on a serious kick of watching it every night and then I started working every day and I just couldn’t. It’s good, I guess, to stretch it out because I basically feel like when that show is over I’m going to have to go into rehab or something to kick the habit. I don’t know what’s going to happen. It’s really bad.
What do you dream about Riggins?
Oh my God it never ends. I’ve had the classic he sees me from across the room and we know that we are meant to be together forever. I’ve had just going on some fun friend adventures with him. I mean, it’s pretty sick, I don’t know what my problem is, but I just can’t stop. And luckily, actually, when I decided to be Riggins for Halloween, being on a show with Jason Katims is like the ultimate gift. First of all, I can like barely look at him now because I’m like so starstruck about “Friday Night Lights,” but I immediately asked, “Do you guys have any idea how I can make this costume good?” And they jumped right on it and I actually got a jersey custom made from the place where all the guys got their jerseys made for the show. It’s extreme to do something like that, but that’s how much I love it. I got to actually use all of their stuff and everyone from “Parenthood” chipped in. Our wardrobe girl, Diane, helped me find all the pants and stuff like that. It was very cool. It was a huge group effort. I felt like a princess dressed up as a male football player.
So this means you haven’t seen the episodes with Matt Lauria, who was on “Friday Night Lights” and now plays your boyfriend Ryan on “Parenthood”?
I haven’t even seen any of his episodes at all. Which is funny because he’s become a really good friend and I think it really burns him up inside that all I do is talk about Riggins and the Panthers. I’m sure that’s a blessing because I would probably not even be able to act with him at all after I saw him in “Friday Night Lights.” It would be very bad.
Do you fall in love with TV shows often, or is this a singular experience?
It’s funny, because I don’t have a very addictive personality in any way except for things like stories or books or movies or TV. I just get like completely enamored and lost in that world, especially when one really hits the right way. Like I just can’t do anything else. Even another Katims project “My So-Called Life,” I got completely obsessed. And “Breaking Bad” too. It’s hard because I don’t have too much time to watch TV, which is really annoying because it feels important. TV is so amazing right now, it’s kind of like a weird revolution we’re having where amazing movies are a little harder to find, but there are so many TV shows on that are really incredible. So it’s hard that I don’t get to watch as much as I would like to, but when I do, I just love it so much. I definitely have a tendency to get addicted to that kind of stuff.
Have you ever watched “Gilmore Girls,” which stars your mom on “Parenthood,” Lauren Graham?
I’ve only seen a few episodes of it because when I started watching it I was like, “Oh, no, no, no, no, no. This will consume my entire life if I let myself get into this.” Every time I watch it I have to rip myself away because I literally will spend the next eight years watching and rewatching every single episode of it, I know I will. Actually, I just said the other day to my boyfriend, “I think it’s time to get into the zone.” So I’m definitely orbiting around the idea of really committing myself. But then I’ll see Lauren on set and completely not be able to speak English anymore, so it’s a slippery slope.
Friday Night Lights and Tim Riggins love!
Tina & New Directions - "Gangnam Style"
Kitty & Marley - "Holding Out for a Hero"
New Directions - "Some Nights"
Jake & Ryder - "Superman"
Sam & Blaine - "Heroes"
Blaine - "Dark Side"
fucking killed it, god i love this bitch!
so to recap Nicki called out babs twice lol? and christina gurl,what was that? and that post earlier about justin taking selena out of his song was fake? i did hear it right? OH and i loooooooooooved Pink!
The relatable & down to earth X Factor judge
also carried her dog along.
Singer Britney Spears takes her sons Sean and Jayden out shopping for pet supplies at Petco in Thousand Oaks, California.
Afterwards they stopped by Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
Britney's song with will.i.am: "Scream & Shout" is set to officially premiere on Monday, November 19 at 3pm EST.
The music video is set to debut on X Factor - on Thanksgiving.
Sir Ian McKellen will give the premiere for The Hobbit: An Unexpected journey a miss as other stars of the movie turn out in Wellington next week.
In a statement from Warner Brothers today, McKellen said he was envious his co-stars could attend.
"It is thrilling that Peter and my other friends from the cast and crew will be re-united for the world premiere," he said.
"I know they will have a wonderful welcome from the fans and I envy them. As ever, my heart is in Wellington, and I send my love."
In his absence, a huge instalment of Gandalf the Grey, Sir Ian's character in the movie, was unveiled at the front of the Embassy Theatre.
Those who will attend the red carpet along the capital's Courtenay Place include Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving and Andy Serkis who are reprising roles from Lord of the Rings in the new JRR Tolkien-inspired movie.
Martin Freeman, who plays the central role of Bilbo Baggins will attend, as well as Richard Armitage who plays Dwarf warrior Thorin Oakenshield.
The Company of Dwarves will also join filmmakers Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens.
Pre-carpet entertainment on Wednesday 28 starts at 3pm with guests arriving from 4.30pm.
Gandalf the Grey atop the Embassy
The statue of Gandalf was unveiled over the weekend, and hangs on the Embassy Theatre where the premiere will take place.
Three sculptors worked for around 500 hours to fabricate the statue, using materials such as 2400 bamboo skewers, 600 grass skirts and 153 litres of paint.
It stands at 9.4 metres tall, which is approximately 4.5 times taller than Sir Ian.
Justin Bieber took home the first award of the night at the 40th annual American Music Awards--Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist--but instead of his usual positivity, he set a rather bratty tone for the remainder of the evening.
Instead of leading off with the usual accolades (you know: God, parents, hard-working staff, that sort of thing), Bieber chose the rubbing-in route for his thank-you speech. "This is for all the haters who thought I'd be around for 1, 2 years," he announced, adding, "I feel like I'm gonna be here for a very long time."
In all fairness, Bieber was already under scrutiny upon arrival to the show, due to the fact that his breakup with Selena Gomez had just become public only a week ago, and they've been bouncing back and forth from off to on to off again. So, it stands to reason that he might be feeling a little prickly.
At any rate, Bieber, who was left dateless after his separation, rose to the occasion by bringing his mom, Pattie Mallette, as his date to the awards show instead.
Like any modern teenager, he chose social media as his platform to invite Mom, tweeting "@pattiemallette miss u. love u. wanna be my date this weekend? :)" on Thursday. Luckily, Mallette was free on such short notice, and tweeted back, "I would be honored! Love u sooo much!!"
It was a good thing that Bieber had a supportive woman by his side, given that fellow A-lister--and Gomez's bestie--Taylor Swift was nearby in the audience. No word if the two shared any cordialities with each other; but unlikely as Swift reportedly had dinner with Gomez Saturday night--one day after Gomez and Bieber shared a disastrous dinner date on Friday.
Ok sis, maybe you can cash in all of your AMA/Teen Choice/MTV awards for a Grammy someday.
If you forgot that a Lisa Vanderpump spin off was actually happening, don't worry, you aren't alone. Bravo is releasing a first look at Vanderpump Rules which will be airing in the beginning of January.
The show will focus on Lisa running her trendy restaurant in West Hollywood and will feature six other young stars who are the staff at SUR who also happen to be aspiring actors and actresses and other beautiful semi-well-off young people with an exaggerated sense of entitlement.
This is aiming for the younger spectrum of The Real Housewives audience. But if watching people act drunk and foolish and look better than you while doing it, this might be right up your alley.
Vanderpump Rules premieres Monday, January 7 at 9/8c on Bravo.
PROFESSION Housewife, Restaurateur, Lifestyle Aficionado</p>
This charming and witty Brit has only been in the U.S. for seven years but has already made her mark in Beverly Hills. Lisa Vanderpump was born and raised in London but lived in Monte Carlo and the South of France before moving to California. Married to her husband Ken Todd, the couple celebrated their thirty year anniversary this summer. Lisa and Ken have two children Pandora (26) and Max (20), plus their four dogs that they also consider their babies. While in Europe, Lisa designed various homes, yachts and all twenty-six bars and restaurants that the couple owned in London and she hasn’t slowed down now that she is in the states. Lisa currently owns two restaurants, Villa Blanca, a celebrity hangout, and Sur in West Hollywood, which she just recently redesigned. Design is her passion, but she also writes a page each month for Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine and launched her first book in October 2011 entitled, Simply Divine, about simple but gorgeous entertaining. In addition, she also has her own skin care line, “Epione.” Lisa is candid about the fact that she spends every night in bed with a gigolo, also known as her pint-sized pup Giggy.
As SUR’s co-owner, creator, designer and boss, Lisa has the task of wrangling the restaurant’s staff of dynamic but reckless employees. Although Lisa and Ken have owned 26 restaurants and bars in their native London and Los Angeles, SUR stands out for its sexy atmosphere and backstage fireworks. Lisa constantly tries to instill her values of hard work and professionalism to the SUR staff, who view her as a tough but caring mentor. Still, everyone knows that when a server crosses the line, Lisa’s unafraid to crack the whip. . .or hand out the pink slip.
HOMETOWN Park City, UT
PROFESSION Music Supervisor
Katie is best friends with fellow servers, Stassi and Kristen, and began dating Kristen’s friend Tom Schwartz, who is in the same circle as her co-workers. Katie is finding that SUR has become her full-time job and the center of her social life. Often pushed around by her so called “friends,” the nice girl from Utah is learning that she needs to speak up and assert herself.
Jax is a working model who bartends at SUR and enjoys the freedom, easy money and carefree lifestyle he has found in Hollywood. A self-described “Peter Pan,” he and his live-in girlfriend, Stassi, often fight over his immature actions and inability move to the next level in their relationship. But if he wants to be with Stassi forever, he is going to need to make a change, and fast.
HOMETOWN Dearborn, MI
Kristen started modeling and acting as a child and has been at SUR for five years, which is longer than almost anyone on staff. Kristen loves working at SUR, side-by-side with her best friends Stassi and Katie, and her boyfriend of four years, Tom Sandoval. But her propensity to insert herself where she doesn’t belong often gets her into trouble with the staff, and her boss, Lisa.
HOMETOWN Azusa, CA
Scheana still dreams of making it big in Hollywood, but unfortunately, the only name she has made for herself thus far is in the tabloids as a “home wrecker” after she famously admitted to an affair with the ex-husband of Lisa’s close friend Brandi Glanville. As the new girl at SUR, Scheana is constantly faced with proving that she is not the same naïve girl who fell for a married man and that she has talents far beyond other’s expectations.
HOMETOWN New Orleans, LA
PROFESSION Actress/Model/Fashion Blogger
For the past three years Stassi has been serving at SUR while she works to become the next big thing in fashion. She has a say-anything-to-anyone-at-anytime mentality and her mouth often gets her in trouble at SUR and especially with Lisa. Two years ago Stassi moved in with her boyfriend Jax and the two have been fighting passionately and making up even more passionately ever since. Always protecting her relationship with Jax, Stassi views Scheana as a threat and labels her a “home wrecker’” to the other staff.
Tom bartends at SUR to make ends meet as he chases his dreams working in modeling, acting, and playing guitar in a band. Tom lives with his girlfriend, fellow performer and fellow SUR employee Kristen. As their lives become more entwined, he is beginning to question why their personal and work lives need to be one and the same.
A safety campaign for Melbourne Metro trains has gone viral online, gathering more than six million views in the last three days.
The Dumb Ways To Die video and accompanying song, composed by Sydney musician and keyboardist for The Cat Empire Ollie McGill uses mildly sardonic humour to convey the dangers of acting stupidly around trains.
Ollie McGill told Richard Glover that he had no idea that the campaign would become so popular.
“I thought it was just something I’d do and then just never hear of again,” he said.
“I think I first saw it when it had about 7,000 views and I’ve just been monitoring it since then, and suddenly it had 60,000 views, then it had over 100,000,” he said.
At time of publishing the video had
6,025,297 9,000,000+ views.
lol it's so cute. And yes, the song is even on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dumb-ways-to-die-single/id575962249
South Park started life as a wonky cut-out Christmas cartoon with the mouths flying all over the place. There's no doubt a stick-men sketch of the Last Supper changing hands for billions in the world's most exclusive auction houses as we speak. And the same goes for songs – those musical masterpieces don't just land in a band's lap fully formed and ready to eat the charts. Often they'll start out with a crap chorus, mumbling for lyrics, a solo seemingly played on a cheese-grater and all of it recorded onto tape that sounds like it's made of concrete and nuclear waste. We've found some examples of classic songs before they got good – do you know any more?
Muse – Plug In Baby
Never has a fantastic song hovered so close to a recording desperate to be discovered than on this early 1997 incarnation of 'Plug In Baby' – its ecstatic chorus then just a formless verse and the best solo of the 21st Century yet to spurt into existence like molten material from a dying dwarf star.
Oasis – Live Forever
Come back Owen Morris, all is forgiven! With Liam – clearly in an age before he was struck by the rock god lightning bolt - crooning in a bland and sexless fashion and the band leaving their punch and power at the door, here's Britpop biggest cloud-burster rendered, well, a bit dull really.
Queen – Under Pressure
Originally called 'Feel Like', 'Under Pressure' was a series of driving rock chords in need of a chorus until David Bowie turned up and went '''Ere, you know what this needs… 'Pressure!'"
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
Taking to the mike before he has any real idea who this 'Billie Jean' woman might be, he fuddles and fudges his way through the tune asking for "more kick in the phones" when what he really needed was a kick in the arse to finish the lyrics. I mean, "I sit in a cup in a ride?"
The Libertines – Music When The Lights Go Out
The Libertines' most moving moment started life as an excuse for Pete Doherty to pretend he's playing the Phantom Of The Opera during a particularly weepy scene. He's aiming for Ziggy Stardust and hitting Tim Curry.
Blur – Beetlebum
Recording a song while you're still in the process of writing it has never made for particularly riveting listening, but Blur's half-formed early take on 'Beetlebum' is a fascinating insight into what distance is still left to run even when you've got the chord structure down. Particular nods to Damon for struggling through with only about four words written and whoever tries to turn it into a doom goth synth song halfway through.
Gorillaz – Dirty Harry
Damon Albarn has history of being open about his writing process, going as far as to release an EP of hotel room noodles called 'Democrazy' in 2003. Included was this basic Bontempi idea for 'Dirty Harry' with only the loosest grasp of the time signature and with its electro-rap brilliance still swirling around Albarn's head.
Kasabian – L.S.F./Where Did All The Love Go
Back when Kasabian were Saracuse, some of their best songs were still lurking in the bellies of lesser numbers, like gestating Aliens. Hence the thoroughly pleasant 'Come Back Down' from 1999 hides within its loose funk basslines and Stones-y whoops the rhythmic roots of 'L.S.F.' and the melody line of 'Where Did All The Love Go'. But again with the doom goth interludes – was someone lacing the kettles of UK demo studios with mogadon in the late 90s?
MGMT – Time To Pretend
Testament to the importance of finding the right synth sound, we can only thank Christ this is only 30 seconds long or we'd never be able to listen to the finished version without imagining the agony of dubstep dentistry ever again.
The Human League – Don't You Want Me
You'd have to have had some supernatural precognitive powers to listen to this bedroom fuck-around of one-finger synths and toneless wailing and think 'Number One hit!', particularly when the keyboardist attempts to make the leap beyond one note at a time and stretch themselves into the realms of actual chords towards the end, with catastrophic results.
The Cure – 10:15 Saturday Night
Ironically, if Toy put this out today it'd be seen as a modern classic, but compared to the febrile, taut energy of the version that opened 'Three Imaginary Boys', this slacker-paced home demo sounds like Robert Smith, very stoned indeed, trying to put off having to replace the washer in that tap.
Manic Street Preachers – Motorcycle Emptiness
Proof that even in the twee-est, fluffiest cod-C86 early tune – in this case a hippy-dippy Beatledelic strumalong called 'Behave Yourself Baby' with sodding TRUMPETS on it - you can find the nugget of your best future song (from 1.15 onwards).
John Lennon – Jealous Guy
With its origins in the 'White Album' sessions, 'Jealous Guy' began life as one of Lennon's cheesiest flower-power tunes, sung in a theatrical warble, about being "one of nature's children" and having the windows of his soul fiddled about with by the beauty of mountain ranges, and such shit.
Guns'N'Roses – November Rain
The Strokes – Is This It
A classic case of "hey lads, take this bong, pass me the Casio on the paso doble setting and get recording this, I've got a BRILLIANT idea…"
Elton John - Benny And The Jets
Literally just a plodding drumbeat and Elton wailing randomly over the top, you have to imagine the actual chords to what would eventually become one of Elton's most artful classics. You've got to wonder what the point was, especially double-tracking the vocals…
Brit's interview on making ET's Power List. Talks about X Factor, the upcoming wedding and more
-Talks about her success. 100 million + albums, highest selling celebrity fragrance sales, net worth of $200 million (bow)
-Her proudest moment of 2012 (about her bb's obviously)
-How she knew she was first famous
-Her OCD about organization
-Show her a video from her first appearance on the show in 1999. SO cute :)
Her reaction to present day Britney seeing 1999 Britney
Her best interview in ages :)