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Oh No They Didn't! - LiveJournal.com

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    Marvel Studios has made no secret that they have a huge plan for continuing their cinematic and televised universe, stating that their plan reaches as far as 2028. With The Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Guardians Of The Galaxy being prepped for box office glory, we know that both of those properties are in play, and have been before they were officially trademarked by Marvel Studios last December. What we didn't know is that those two titles were only the beginning of what Marvel seems to be planning, and roots are being planted with these two titles to that will bloom throughout Phase 3 and beyond.

    Movie Pilot broke the news that Marvel Studios had trademarked nine titles for their film production arm. Out of those nine, seven are brand new names that we've either only heard mentioned in passing or not at all. Each of these projects has connections to the existing and upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe entries, some more surprising than others. How the pieces fit together is ultimately something that only those at Marvel Studios would know for sure, but there's no harm in looking for clues in plain sight. Load up your Level 10 issued description software, as it's time to decode the future of Marvel Studios.

    Black Panther

    One of those names that's been consistently mentioned in passing is Black Panther, aka T'Challa – an influential chief of the Panther tribe in the nation of Wakanda. This African nation has come up more than a couple of times, particularly when the news of The Avengers: Age Of Ultron's production schedule took the film to South Africa for the first bit of filming. Also, Black Panther does take part in the Age Of Ultron story in the comics, so the inclusion of these two titles is quite the palpable link.

    My guess is we're going to see or hear an initial reference to Wakanda and/or its national super hero, leaving the door wide open for a Phase 3 feature focusing solely on Black Panther's exploits. Age Of Ultron is suggesting its scope and timing will widen the Marvel Cinematic Universe beyond our country and beyond our universe, and the inclusion of the character would only further bolster their diversity when casting heroes.

    Irredeemable Ant Man

    I can hear the groans through the monitor already. " Ant-Man? Seriously? That was new in 2006!" Yes, it was indeed. However, we've never really gotten any ideas as to what was going to happen in the film, and only knew that Michael Douglas would probably be playing Hank Pym to Paul Rudd's Scott Lang. Other than that, we never knew about the story or how this film was going to connect into the fabric of the cinematic universe. After some digging on my part, as well as Movie Pilot's part, the connecting point is clear. Remember the huge assault on HYDRA launched in Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Remember how those three gigantic helicarriers crashed into each other? Those play into the Irredeemable Ant-Man's story as well.

    In fact, the hellicarier crash is where Irredeemable Ant Man's Eric O'Grady gets his suit. In fact, a lot of details of O'Grady's character seem to fit with the notes we've heard about Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish's take on the character, particularly his moral compass being more than a little askew. Not only does this fit with the pieces that are in play already, but it does give us some hints to who Patrick Wilson and Evangeline Lilly might by playing in the film: Chris McCarthy (the man he steals the suit from before the helicarrier crashes) and Veronica King (McCarthy's girlfriend O'Grady swoops in on and ultimately gets pregnant/abandons.) While Scott Lang is the version of the character everyone says Rudd will be playing, this doesn't stop Marvel or Edgar Wright from changing things around to make for a better story. (At least, it was a better story. Let's see if it still gets made.)

    New Warriors

    Crossing the aisle to DC Comics for a moment, the Teen Titans franchise has produced two really fun cartoon series that are more kid centric than most of their other fair. Marvel, while having a lot of animated series on The Disney Channel, doesn't connect their canon to that of the films. What better opportunity to create a property focused solely on teen heroes than the New Warriors! The group originated in Thor's 1989 run, and became sort of its own thing in the grand scheme of things. So what's to say the same can't be true for the MCU's version of these characters?

    With the Netflix series that Marvel Studios seems to be planning with Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones, it looks like these series are going to pull an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. and hitch their fates to the film canon. What else is Netflix known for when it comes to their original programming? Kids shows like Turbo Fast that entertain the kids. With the constantly rotating line-up, and the easy tie into Thor's storyline; it's not hard for these scrappy youngsters to appear in Thor 3 and then jump over to their own show for future adventures. Not to mention, the New Warriors did kinda help bring two incarnations of this little known hero called Nova into being. I'm sure there's a place for him in this universe, isn't there?

    Rocket Raccoon

    I'm closing on the character that's the least surprising in this bunch, as Rocket Raccoon is part of this summer's Guardians Of The Galaxy, and looks to be the breakout character of the bunch. Already, the character has inspired massive fan reaction, and seems like the front runner for his own adventures with his sidekick, Groot. The pair have had many solo adventures together in the comic world, and were even part of this year's Free Comic Book Day lineup of titles promoting Guardians Of The Galaxy

    With Rocket and Groot venturing into the further reaches of the universe, and all of Cosmic Marvel at their fingertips to explore, things could get a lot weirder and a lot stranger than anticipated. Which, obviously, leads to new characters and new plotlines to exploit from those characters. The Avengers is only going to sustain the Marvel Cinematic Universe for so long, and new gateway characters are going to be needed to get things going. Rocket Raccoon and Groot are just the team to usher in the Cosmic Marvel world into the world.

    Guardians of the Galaxy is the next golden goose for Marvel Studios, and if successful it's a launching pad into a completely new world of storytelling. If the studio sticks with a "three and done" mentality, we could see The Avengers take a backseat and The Guardians taking the place as the new hub franchise. If true, this means Cosmic Marvel will be the centerpiece of the Universe, leading to a whole bunch of these characters taking their places in the spotlight. Marvel has their eyes on the future, and from the looks of it, it's a bright future indeed.


    What else do you want to see, ONTD?

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    mostly photos from the paris trip. a photo or two from the set 2wk ago. added ian bohen since i made frankenshane watch it with me last night and he seems to like it.


    src, two, three, four

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    Two sisters are on a mission to help plus-size women find the wedding dress of their dreams.

    Yukia and Yuneisia Harris opened Curvaceous Couture, a bridal salon in Columbia, Maryland, to provide women with designer gowns sizes 12 to 32 - and their experience is being documented on Curvy Brides, a new TLC special that will air August 1.

    The program will show voluptuous brides-to-be trying on a fuchsia wedding gown, a mermaid-inspired dress and other unexpected styles.

    The siblings started the business in their father's basement in 2009, after Yukia, 36, struggled to find a gown to fit her curvy frame before her own wedding.

    'I had the worst time shopping for my wedding gown. When I got married, they didn't have shops like this,' Yukia says in a preview for the show, adding that her store offers hundreds of gowns.

    'I ended up having to buy a dress of the rack that I absolutely hated. I was spilling over the entire wedding. That's why the minister's hands were shaking - my boobs were sitting there right in his face,' she added.

    In 2011, Yukia told Business Week that as a size 20, she was unable to find an upscale dress with a $3,000 budget four years before. The frustrating ordeal led her to start Curvaceous Couture, where dresses range from $1,000 to $25,000.

    'I was ready to fly to several locations. I ended up with this gown that I couldn’t stand,' she said.

    'My sister ended up having to try my wedding gowns on for me. It was very humiliating,' she wrote in a first-person essay for the Washington Post that same year, adding that she hated looking at her wedding pictures.

    TLC previously featured curvy brides on Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss, a spinoff of Say Yes to the Dress that focused on plus-size clients.

    The network also announced that another upcoming wedding special, Bride by Design, will premiere July 25. The show will follow an Alabama-based designer who creates custom gowns based on personality-driven themes.


    What's your dress size ontd?

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  • 07/08/14--20:14: Sims 4 Demo Released

  • The Sims 4 CAS demo was sent out to random Origin accounts today. Little warning was given beforehand and there was no sign-up or marketing before yesterday.

    The demo shows off the capabilities of the new CAS and general character creation. There's no word from EA as to whether there will be more options in the base game or if this is the full extent of CAS for the base game.

    Source: My origin ACCT

    Did anyone get a demo?! The hairstyles and faces are so cute.

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    It’s over again for dear Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon. Six months after saying I do to Rick for the second time, Pamela has filed for divorce.

    Anderson cites "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for ending her marriage to Salomon, according to papers filed by her lawyer July 3.

    "We ask the media to please respect Pamela and her family's privacy during this time," Anderson's rep says in a statement to PEOPLE.

    The former Baywatch star, 47, first revealed she was seeing her ex-husband, 45, in October, and the two were wed by January. "We're very happy," Anderson told E! at the time. "Our families are very happy and that's all that matters."

    Anderson and Salomon first married in 2007 and were together only a couple of months before having the union annulled. Anderson has two sons with ex-husband Tommy Lee, and Salomon has two daughters from a previous marriage.

    2:00 PM PDT -- Pam's not publicly known for being religious (more like the total opposite) ... but she just posted this message on Facebook.

    It appears to be a prayer from Rev. Maryum Morse from the Agape Center.

    source: PEOPLE

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    Keira Knightley has travelled to South Sudan with Oxfam.

    The visit coincided with the third anniversary of the country's independence, and the actress said she saw trauma that was "unbearable to comprehend".

    She said: "I had no idea what to expect when I arrived in South Sudan, but what I saw and heard was worse than I could have ever imagined.

    "All of those I met were suffering a terrible trauma unbearable to comprehend. I spoke to women who have lost their husbands and children within months of one another.

    "They are now alone trying desperately to get through each day struggling to provide enough food and water to keep them and their remaining children alive."

    Knightley travelled to Bor camp, Jonglei State, which is one of the most affected areas of South Sudan. Poor sanitation means that many lives are taken through the spread of disease, which gets worse with seasonal heavy rain.

    The 29-year-old added: "The people I met are facing a relentless crisis of war, hunger and disease.

    "I saw the amazing work Oxfam are doing day in and day out to ensure that people have safe water to drink, and food to eat, but the situation is getting worse and resources are running out.

    "I met just a few of the thousands of families who are desperately trying to survive each day but they can't do it alone, they need our help."


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    Monaco have put an €80m price-tag on their Colombian star James Rodriguez, according to reports in Spain.

    Real Madrid are said to be very keen to add the 22-year-old to their squad this summer, and with that in mind, Spanish newspaper AS report that Monaco have upped the price of one of their most prized assests.

    Rodriguez is thought to be keen to sign for Madrid, which could see his club have to lower their valuation, but perhaps only to around €70m.

    Monaco are also understood to be interested in several Real Madrid players, including Fabio Coentrao and Alvaro Morata, which could also help drive the price for Rodriguez down.

    The Colombian only signed for Monaco last season, in a €45m move from Porto, and has four years remaining on his contract, but his performances at the World Cup have thrust him firmly into the public eye and he now has several suitors.

    Real Madrid president Florentino Perez even said last Wednesday that he would love to see the player don white for the 2014-15 campaign.

    Colombia return to heroes' welcome as thousands pack streets of Bogota to greet World Cup stars including fan favourite James Rodriguez

    Colombia returned to a heroes’ welcome as thousands of fans packed the streets of Bogota.

    Los Cafeteros were beaten 2-1 by Brazil during Friday night’s quarter-final but their progression to the last eight represented a World Cup best for the country.

    Midfielder James Rodriguez has been one of the stars of the tournament and he still tops the scoring charts with six goals.


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  • 07/08/14--20:29: Masterchef Episode 7!
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    Unlike the group team challenges, squaring off in teams of two requires a much more intimate working relationship—one where patience and good communication will make or break you. It’s not so easy when the most disliked competitor of the crew is selecting your partner for you—especially a competitor who knows just how much she is hated.

    Even a strong and experienced twosome can crumble under the right amount of pressure. I saw it often during the filming of my new show Restaurant Startup (premiering on CNBC tonight!). Guys who have been working alongside each other for years, who have dreamed of going into business together, can suddenly fall apart under the weight of competition (not to mention the cameras in their face). But then again, that’s what everybody here signed up for.

    Courtney’s strategy was decent even if it didn’t quite pan out as she’d hoped, but even she could not help but feel good about Ahran and Leslie’s budding civility. Their successful coupling in the kitchen actually makes sense. Ahran really can’t handle authority of any kind, and Leslie truly excels when given clear and direct orders.

    Though I think he could have handled the situation a bit more intelligently, Cutter had his work cut out for him with Dan as a partner. A talented cook Dan may be, but what a poor communicator! Shutting down at the slightest opposition to your idea is childish and clearly unproductive. I don’t agree with Dan’s comments about Cutter’s performance being a debacle. The real shame in their twosome was Dan’s blatantly checking out of the task at hand when things didn’t go his way.

    Letting Francis go this early was a letdown for me personally; initially, he looked much better than he turned out to be. Nevertheless, making it to the top 15 is not exactly a breeze, and I think he is truly grateful for all he gained during his time with us.

    Don’t miss next week as our remaining 14 try their hand at running a diner. Just because it’s not a Michelin-starred establishment doesn’t mean it will be easy! Thanks for reading. MasterChef airs Monday, July 14 at 8/7c on FOX. Also follow me on Twitter @JBastianich.

    Watch episode 7 HERE!!


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    THE ABCS OF DEATH 2 hasn’t even hit screens yet and already it’s generating its share of controversy, courtesy of Vancouver’s Twisted Twins, Jen and Sylvia Soska.

    Over the weekend, the film’s Facebook page posted an image from The Soskas’ segment for the upcoming anthology sequel and if this behind-the-scenes glimpse is any indication, it’s going to be one hell of an uncomfortable ride for certain members of the audience (read: dudes). The picture is the very definition of NSFW and was almost immediately pulled by Facebook for being “too graphic”.To wit, take one very specific part of the male anatomy, truss it up like a Hellraiser-themed Christmas decoration and you’ll be on the right track. (Seriously, we can’t stress this enough – NSFW! You click, then that’s on you.)

    THE ABCS OF DEATH 2 is set for release later this year from Magnet Releasing. Be sure to follow the film’s progress on their Facebook page (or Twitter, where they’re not so fussy about such red-band style shenanigans).

    NSFW pic here



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    1. Dave Franco

    2. Kris Jenner

    3. Michael Cera

    4. Jeremy Renner

    5. Macklemore

    6. Kirsten Stewart

    7. Shailene Woodley

    8. Jason Briggs

    9. Robin Thicke

    10. Anne Hathaway


    1. Josh Hutcherson

    2. Mindy Kaling

    3. Ansel Elgort

    4. Zooey Deschanel

    5. Leonardo DiCaprio

    6. Katie Holmes

    7. Carrie Underwood

    8. Kevin Jonas

    9. Katy Perry

    10. Jimmy Fallon


    1. Lorde

    2. Niall Horan

    3. Robert Downy Jr.

    4. Taylor Swift

    5. Jim Parsons

    6. Tina Fey

    7. Channing Tatum

    8. Natalie Portman

    9. Peter Dinklage

    10. Morgan Freeman


    1. Rachel Bilson

    2. Matt Damon

    3. Elton John

    4. Meryl Streep

    5. Emma Stone

    6. Jennifer Lawrence

    7. Adele

    8. Nick Jonas

    9. Andrew Garfield how qt he and emma obv met while studying

    10. Aaron Paul

    Tilda Swinton as Headmistres


    dunno how I feel abt this tbh. tho r/mylittlepony/ thinks he's wearing it ~ironically~ bc he's young & hip. better rainbowdash than derpy?
    Keeping their love of racing alive and well, Rupert and his father Nigel were today spotted watching the qualifying races (and Hamilton's shock sixth place finish) for this week's Formula One British Grand Prix at Silverstone, alongside none other than Michael Fassbender.

    rly diggin this hat tho ngl



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    On Monday, the fabric of society was shredded by a solitary photograph. When Zac Efron kissed Michelle Rodriguez on a boat in Italy, "Zachelle" was officially born (I voted for "Michfron"), inciting a frenzy of shocked fans who simply could not believe they were together.

    The world seemed to stop spinning all because High School Musical kissed Blue Crush. Because no one saw it coming. She was supposedly with Cara Delevingne; he was supposedly too busy taking his shirt off to fall in love. Kreskin smoking PCP in a sensory deprivation tank wouldn't have been able to predict those two as a couple.

    But you needn't worry that Zachelle will be the final undoing of western civilization (the Comfort Wipe is still in the lead for that accomplishment). It's not the first time the world has collectively gasped and blurted out "Wait, those two are a couple?" Here is our look at the most bizarre, unholy, world-ending celebrity couples of all time.

    Sandra Bullock and that gross mechanic Nazi guy

    Sometimes your friends (or complete strangers who irrationally obsess about your private life on the Internet) try to tell you that the guy you are hooking up with is wrong for you. But you don't want to listen because Paula Abdul and a dancing fucking cat once said "Opposites Attract," so LALALALALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU, HATERS. But Paula Abdul is completely full of shit and so is that cat.

    Sandra Bullock found that out the hard way after she married "outlaw" glorified motorcycle mechanic and all-around shitty person Jesse James. This coupling was equivalent of that time when you were a little kid and wanted to have some Lucky Charms but there was no milk in the fridge. So you decided to use orange juice instead because you were a genius who figured out that juice tastes awesome and Lucky Charms taste awesome so obviously combining them was a no-brainer. ( How come mom never figured this out, you smugly said to yourself.) Everything was fine until the spoon hit your mouth then all your childhood dreams collapsed on your tongue. That "DEAR GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE TO MYSELF" moment when your taste buds became the Three Mile Island of flavor is exactly what Bullock experienced the second she realized she was married to a philandering asshole who had a thing for Nazis. This isn't a guy who should be marrying one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood. This is a guy who should be convincing you to upgrade your motor oil brand at the Walmart Auto Center.

    Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

    It's easy to look back at all the couch jumping and accusations of brain washing and forget that these were just two crazy kids who spontaneously fell in love and weren't trying bolster their own careers or anything. Watching their "love story" unfold was the equivalent of shotgunning a Four Loko and watching a Maya Deren film in reverse. People were more skeptical of this relationship than climate change deniers are of everything comes out of Bill Nye's mouth.

    Emilia Clarke and Seth MacFarlane

    No, no, no, Khaleesi, no, what are you doing? You must stay away from the Man of a Thousand Boob jokes. You are the Mother of Dragons. He is the guy who made a bulimia joke at the Oscars.

    Sean Penn and Charlize Theron

    True fact: When I saw the first headline about their relationship, I went to Snopes to make sure it wasn't an elaborate Internet hoax. If Michelle Obama held a press conference tomorrow and said she was divorcing the president to marry the resurrected rotting carcass of Mussolini, I would be less horrified than I am by this relationship. The Cornballer seems like a more stable thing to be around than this coupling.

    Flavor Flav and Brigitte Nielsen

    This celebrity hookup was so utterly WTF it ended up being its own crazy reality show. They first met on VHI's Surreal Life 3 and fell madly in love. They genuinely seemed to enjoy doing lots of drugs and being on television spending time together. It was like a relationship created by a six-year-old on an Etch-a-Sketch. It looks like a big, hot mess but when you take a step back, it's actually kind of beautiful. Then you're compelled to shake the shit out of it and pray that your brain will forever unsee what it was just exposed to. Actually, this might be one of the greatest love stories of all time. Fuck The Notebook; I'll take Strange Love as my romance guidebook any day of the week.


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    After making headlines for his now-infamous anti-Semitic rant during his arrest in 2006 and again in 2012 when his horrific fight with then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva leaked, Mel Gibson's name was forever tainted in Hollywood. But he's hoping that it doesn't end up that way for Shia LaBeouf.

    In an interview with Indiewire published July 8, Mel Gibson expressed sympathy for LaBeouf in light of the 28-year-old's recent struggles.

    "When I see someone like Shia LaBeouf with the bag on his head and stuff, my heart goes out to the poor guy. I think he's suffering in some way," Gibson said.

    Gibson was referring to an incident in February when LaBeouf showed up to the "Nymphomaniac" premiere with a bag over his head that read "I am not famous anymore." LaBeouf's more recent troubles include getting kicked out of a Broadway play and subsequently being arrested by New York police.

    "People are in line to sort of point the finger at him and say that he's this, that, or the other. It's easy to judge. But I'm sure he's going through some kind of personal, very painful, cathartic thing that he has to exorcise and get out there," Gibson continued.

    But Gibson is hopeful that LaBeouf will turn his life around.

    "He'll probably play it out and come back ... He'll be all right. I actually like the kid. I think he's good."

    ( SOURCE )

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    Jedi News are reporting that Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat is being eyed for one of the new Star Wars movies. In exactly what capacity that might be is unclear, as they say he could have been approached to be a writer, producer or director. If it's for one of the new trilogy installments it'd presumably be the final one which doesn't yet have an announced team aboard, but it could also be for one of the spin-offs. The site have been a pretty consistent source of info for these movies, though it remains to be seen if certain things they've posted will pan out -- so we'll have to take it as a rumor for now. But if Moffat was to take the reigns on a future Star Wars movie, we can't see too many fans complaining...right?


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    If reports of Chris Evans turning his shield in is true, then the same can be said of Captain America Anthony Mackie, at least when the third installment to the Avengers film franchise wraps up.

    The Marvel graphic novels are planning to retire Steve Rogers as Captain America, removing the super-soldier serum from his system and finally reducing him to his 90-year old frailty. It's yet to be determined how fans will react to the tragedy, but a new issue (Captain America #25) will hit the stands in October, suggesting a familiar replacement.

    Captain America's boy-scout principles earned him a spot as a favorite in the Marvel universe, and Chris Evan's portrayal in the film franchises fleshes out the character. His story dates back seventy years, and speculation on his replacement peg a co-Avenger Falcon, Sam Wilson in normal life.

    If Marvel Studios follows through with the storyline of the graphic novels, then it's likely Anthony Mackie will inherit the Captain America shield. In an interview with vulture.com, Mackie admitted he signed up for the role with sequels in tow.

    "Definitely, I signed up for as many movies as I could. I feel like to be in a Marvel franchise can only help me in my career and help me as an actor, so I was willing to go as far as they would let me, in whatever capacity they wanted to retain me. I signed up for, like, 50 movies. [Laughs.]"

    Captain America Anthony Mackie is a perfect fit, and the actor is more than qualified for the role. Mackie has several acclaimed films on his belt, including "Million Dollar Baby" and "8 Mile," both Academy Award recipients.

    35-year old Mackie has earned enough hours in Hollywood as an Avengers hero, and he might well be the one to play the role of the new (or temporary) Captain America hinted in a planned Avengers graphic novel plot "Time Runs Out" (cinemablend.com).


    What about you, ontd? Do you want to see Mackie!Cap or Stan!Cap?

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    can't wait to see them next month!

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    A lot of people think EW writers spend their days boozing it up with stars. In the case of this week’s cover profile of actor Chris Pratt, that’s 100 percent accurate. The Parks and Recreation star already has one box office hit under his belt this year thanks to The LEGO Movie, and he might well have another when the latest Marvel spectacular,Guardians of the Galaxy, arrives in theaters Aug. 1. On a break from shooting next summer’s dinosaur fourquel Jurassic World, Pratt hoisted some beers with EW’s Clark Collis in New Orleans while recounting his unlikely career trajectory.

    The 35-year-old was discovered by Commando actress Rae Dawn Chong while working at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Hawaii.Since landing various TV gigs, he’s gained and lost a combined 300 pounds for his roles in Moneyball, Zero Dark Thirty, and The Five-Year Engagement. And he recounted his awkward meeting with Guardians director James Gunn about playing thief-turned-hero Peter Quill in the wild, space-set adventure whose other lead characters include a raccoon-like creature and a walking tree voiced, respectively, by Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel. “James said, ‘Do you have any questions?’” the actor explained. “I said, ‘Do I have any questions? Of course, I have questions! Marvel’s not going to let me read the script, I have no f—ing idea of what I’m doing, I don’t know this character, I don’t have any goddamn sides. Do I have any questions? How long do you have?’ And he was like, ‘That’s what Peter Quill would say.’”

    ''There's definitely similarities in Guardians to James Gunn's other movies. They just happened to give him a couple hundred million dollars versus $2 million, so he gets to make a f---ing killer movie.''

    ''My brother, he's always been my cheering section. After Moneyball, he was like 'Dude, you look f---ing good, don't fuck this up.' So then right after I did Moneyball I got cast in a movie called Ten Years, and I was like, 'I'm gonna get to, like, 285 pounds for this movie. I'm going to eat everything. Eat and drink my f---ing face off.''

    ''I had lost the weight for Moneyball and for Zero Dark Thirty all on my own, without the help of any professional people guiding me through it. And both times, as soon as I got done, I crashed hard and gained a bunch of weight back. But this time I didn't, because I did it right. I worked with a nutritionist who was like, 'Listen, you're eating 2,000, 1500 calories a day. You need to be eating 4,000 calories a day, you need to be eating 5,000 calories a day. You'll burn them all off, but you need to keep your metabolism going.' So now I can actually have a beer if I want to, or I can eat something bad if I want to, and I'm not going to immediately gain fat because I'm not starving myself. I'm just burning the fires really hot.''

    ''There were people I was working with on Everwood who were getting a lot of scripts, auditions, offers for movies. Outside of Everwood, I couldn't get anything. The only roles I could get were kind of the douchebag. You know, the guy in the movie that makes the hero look good—drives an Escalade, has spiky hair, gets kicked in the nuts. The kind of underwritten, douchebag bad guys. That was never something I was very good at.''

    ''Essentially, my role on Parks and Rec was to be written-off. It was like a one-season, one-off to bring Ann Perkins into the Parks department. I remember halfway through those first six episodes they took a break. I think they took a step back, saw what was working and what wasn't, and one the things that was working was Andy Dwyer. They came back and Andy became Andy. It was written a bit differently, there was more of him. I remember five episodes in, I said to [Parks co-creator] Mike Schur, 'I still don't know if I'm coming back.' He was like, ''buddy, we have a five-year plan for you.'''

    ''Playing Andy, I represented a person who sets the bar very low for themselves. But that's not ever who I was. That's who Andy is. There are elements of myself in that character—but that's not who I was.''

    ''Anna [Faris, my wife] gives me great advice on how to treat my leading ladies and just how to navigate all this stuff. It's nice to have a beacon in all this, someone who understands what I'm going through and what it means to have to make out with somebody that is not her. What it means to give up everything for this. She understands A.) what that means and B.) why I would do it because she's doing the same thing.''

    ''It took me 10 years to be ready for this. I've got a pretty good foundation of friends and family that will always keep me grounded no matter what. But I don't think I would have been ready for it 10 years ago. So I'm really happy with the way it worked out. You need to learn how to do this. You need to learn how to keep your cool, learn how to be a leader on set, learn how to act. F---, I still know I've got a ton to learn. It's all a learning experience. I'm going to school every day.''

    mods cover was posted but not the pics+interview


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    Something stinks in the perfume world -- someone is trying to cash in on the huge success of Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift's signature fragrances and cosmetics ... allegedly by mimicking products created by Elizabeth Arden.

    Cosmetics giant Elizabeth Arden is the licensed manufacturer of the celebrity scents bearing Justin, Taylor and Nicki's names ... and in a new federal lawsuit it claims a company called Preferred Fragrance has been trying to horn in on their massive biz.

    Two Bieber perfumes (Someday and Justin Bieber's Girlfriend) have raked in $87 million in retail sales -- while Taylor's Wonderstruck perfumes and lotions hauled in $60 million ... so, there's a TON of money on the line here.

    In the suit, Elizabeth Arden says Preferred's Bieber knock-offs -- called Today and Be My Girl -- use packaging that almost exactly mirrors the packaging of EA's Bieber perfumes.

    The lawsuit points out a bunch of similar infractions related to the Minaj and Swift products

    Elizabeth Arden claims Preferred has repeatedly infringed on its trademarks ... and now it's demanding a jury trial.

    Hopefully this lawsuit sets a precedence for the rest of the knockoffs in the industry.


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  • 07/09/14--18:34: Justin Bieber Shots post.

  • tubs cure #hangovers

    Shots is a fun place to share what you’re doing through selfies and photos. You can also chat with friends by using our Reply Shot feature to respond to a selfie or by using our Private Message

    justinbieber: chantel – nooooooooooooooo

    justinbieber chantel – well the bed on the jet holds up to 3 people

    keyshiacole: Had a great time listening to @justinbieber album and finishing some stuff up for myself in the studio last night! ❤ his album sounds great.

    haileybaldwin – me burnt ha, you are a confused young one


    justinbieber Bullshittin

    Chillin with the crew

    With the crew what to do??


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    Employees at a Toronto cannabis lounge had to take a few deep breaths when Lady Gaga walked into Vapor Central at Yonge & College on Tuesday.

    The pop superstar was in the area checking out a hemp store when word spread of her appearance.

    “I politely introduced myself and [invited her] to come over and do a dab” said Kayla Baptiste, manager of the popular cannabis-friendly vaporizing lounge.

    A ‘dab’ is a concentrated form of THC which is like “smoking a whole joint in one go”, explained Kayla.

    The Bad Romance singer, accompanied by a small entourage which included her sister and a bodyguard, was given the superstar cannabis treatment.

    “She smoked first, then I smoked after…then we passed it on to some employees and lounge regulars” Kayla said.

    “She got pretty high”.

    Wearing a long, flower-adorned kimono and sunglasses, Gaga complimented the lounge, remarking “we don’t have anything like this in America.”

    Kayla says Gaga was impressed by the quality of the pot, saying it was “lovely” and “tasted good”.

    “She offered to pay but we refused. We were giving her a token of appreciation for taking the time to hang out with us.”

    After spending close to half an hour relaxing in the lounge, Gaga left Kayla a Versace buckle as a token of her appreciation and signed the wall with ‘Mary Jane Holland was here. Love, Gaga’.

    Mary Jane Holland is a song on Gaga’s latest album, ArtPop.


    Source:NewsTalk 1010

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    Tomorrow is a big day for television fans. Carson Daly and Mindy Kaling will announce the primetime Emmy Award nominations at 8:30 a.m. ET (you can view the nominations live on the Emmy Television Academy website). As any devoted viewer knows, this has been a banner year for television with breathtaking performances and groundbreaking episodes.

    But, the Emmy Awards can sometimes be creatures of habit, nominating the same shows and actors year after year. We are hoping a few actors hear their name announced for the first time tomorrow morning. Here are our picks for the first-time nominees we would love to see.

    1. Mads Mikkelsen, Hannibal

    With Anthony Hopkins’ Hannibal Lecter so thoroughly engraved in the public consciousness, the idea of anyone else stepping into the role is as close to pop culture sacrilege as you can get (though Brian Cox did an admirable job as a pre-Hopkins Hannibal in Manhunter). In rebooting the Thomas Harris universe for television, writer Bryan Fuller decided to go in a different direction with actor Mads Mikkelsen, and the gamble paid off handsomely. A national treasure in his native Denmark, the steely-eyed Mikkelsen has proven to be one of the great modern screen presences, with notable roles in the Pusher trilogy, After the Wedding and last year’s The Hunt. As Lecter, the actor oozes equal parts charm, sexuality and menace. Whereas Hopkins played up the character’s more flamboyant, Bond villain-esque aspects, Mikkelsen presents a more cunning, Machiavellian figure. He’s a monster hiding behind an expensive, stylish suit and, try as you might, you just can’t escape his orbit. —Mark Rozeman

    2. Allison Tolman, Fargo

    Part of the fun in watching TV is discovering a new talent that bursts on the scene—that magic moment when you realize an actor you've never seen before is really something special. Such a delightful epiphany occurred every time Tolman, who had primarily done sketch comedy theater before landing her role as Molly Solverson in Fargo, came on the screen. There was something so graceful and confident about her performance. Whether she was shyly flirting with Gus (Colin Hanks) or quietly using her intellect to solve the case, Molly was a fully realized character. I believed her relationships. I believed her conversations. She was the hero on a show that really needed one—but also a realistic hero. Tolman’s performance got a lot of attention, not because it was a showy role and not because it featured a high-profile actor, but because Tolman was really, really good. —Amy Amatangelo

    3. Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black

    As “Crazy Eyes” on Orange is the New Black Uzo Aduba is something of a crowd favorite. Her unexpected sincerity and intimidating intelligence give humanity to a character that—in a lesser actor’s hands—could come across as… well… crazy. After being caught in Vee’s web of deception in Season Two, the audience is both worried for Crazy Eyes, and also a little proud that she’s finally standing up for herself. Aduba successfully plays multiple objectives, all seemingly at the same time and is so present in her scenes that it’s difficult to remember that Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren is not actually a real person. —Leland Montgomery

    10. Aden Young, Rectify

    Television is not a great place for subtlety. By nature of the medium, most everything needs to be heightened and fast-paced in order to continually engage the audience’s attention after hours of content. With its deliberate pacing and emphasis on small moments rather than big, melodramatic ones, Sundance’s Rectify is not like most shows. At the center is Aden Young as Daniel Holden, a man who spent close to 15 years in prison only to be abruptly released due to DNA evidence. While the series boasts one of the most phenomenal casts currently on TV, it’s Young’s stoic, yet engaging performance that anchors the show. It’s a master class in economics, with the actor often using his emotive eyes in place of dialogue, making it the kind of role Robert De Niro, Al Pacino or Dustin Hoffman would have fought to play back in their heyday. —Mark Rozeman

    16. Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

    One need only watch a few minutes of any Orphan Black episode to see why Tatiana Maslany deserves to win every acting award available. In portraying a group of clones with vastly different personalities, Maslany bounces back and forth between different accents, hairstyles and mannerisms. And while the show’s second season proved to be a bit weaker than its first, the actress continues her reign as one of television’s most valuable players. If nothing else, she deserves some kind of comedy award for her off-key rendition of “Sugar, Sugar.” —Mark Rozeman

    Rest at source.

    The same old popular actors/actresses will win. I wish at least a nomination for these 5 actors.

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