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Lord Jamar questions Iggy Azalea's use of a Southern accent while rapping, suggests that she "rhyme like a fuckin Aussie."
Prior to Australian rapper Iggy Azalea’s recent, mainstream success, Lord Jamar says he predicted that those behind Iggy’s career were going to keep pushing until the Aussie musician was “the shit.” Speaking on what’s likely the music industry, he added that Iggy Azalea is their “wet dream” because of her looks, the fact that she’s over-sexualized, and most importantly, because she’s white.
Queens rapper Nicki Minaj was also brought into the conversation as the Brand Nubian lyricist stated that Iggy Azalea’s the preferred artist. He then informed those watching that Iggy is where those in the industry “want rap to go.”
“Didn’t I already tell you, Iggy Azalea, they’re not gonna stop until she’s the shit,” Lord Jamar said during an interview with Vlad TV. “Iggy Azalea is who they want—She’s part of where they want rap to go. They’d much rather an Iggy Azalea than a Nicki Minaj. But the only reason that Iggy Azalea hasn’t blown up the way they want her to yet is cause she ain’t got no hits. But once they start getting her some fuckin hits, you watch. I been called this Iggy Azalea shit [a] couple of years ago. When I first saw her. Cause she’s everything they want. You know what I mean? Pretty, fat ass, over-sexualized, and she’s white. Most of all she’s white. But what’s funny about her is like ‘Okay, she’s from Australia, but the way she rhyme it’s almost like a caricature.’ It’s almost like you making fun. Cause you don’t talk like that…You from down South alright. Down under. Rap like that. Rhyme like a fuckin Aussie. But no, you gonna fuckin rhyme like you black or some shit.”
Lord Jamar later shared a brief hierarchy of artists. He says that Nicki Minaj would be preferred over an artist like Lauryn Hill while Iggy Azalea would be preferred over Minaj. Additionally, Jamar revealed that if a white female rapper came along that looked better than Iggy then she too would lose priority.
“They’ll take a Nicki Minaj over a Lauryn Hill,” he said. “Because she’s lighter and not talking no positive shit. And she’s over-sexualized. But if we can get the same type of Nicki Minaj in a white girl. Well, shit that’s their wet dream…This is a concentrated push. This is a concentrated campaign. They have already decided a long time ago that this girl’s gonna blow up. They’re just gonna keep chipping away until it happens. Now she just better hope that another white girl don’t come along that looks better than her. That has some real hits. Cause then they’ll fuckin throw her to the side and go with that girl. You know what I mean? But until that girl comes she’s the one they’re putting their money on. Trust me.”
Iggy Azalea serves as one of a handful of white artists Lord Jamar has critiqued over the past year. Other artists include Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and Macklemore who seemingly inspired Jamar’s now notorious “white rappers are guests in Hip Hop” comments.
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1D’s Zayn Malik shows he’s head over heels for Perrie Edwards — by throwing her a £50,000 funfair-themed 21st birthday party.
Zayn, 22, and his Little Mix fiancée held hands as they whizzed about on the rides for an hour before guests arrived.
The loved-up couple also enjoyed a tender kiss and leisurely stroll in the grounds of a country estate.
A source said: “It was incredibly romantic. Zayn and Perrie were really enjoying each other’s company. It shows how in love they still are.”
They were later joined by Perrie’s bandmates Jesy Nelson, 23, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 22, and Jade Thirlwall, 21, plus family and friends.
The Hertfordshire bash, mostly organised by Zayn, featured a Ferris wheel, twisters and trampolines.
Perrie dressed up in a dazzling headdress and nose ring — and pals tucked into a carousel-themed cake.
When it comes to Lea Michele, we know two things to be absolute fact. First: The girl is Hollywood's ultimate triple threat. Second: She's got killer eyebrows.
For all things brow-related, the Glee star only trusts celebrity eyebrow expert Stevi Christine. "Honestly I try to never touch my brows and only leave them for Stevi to fix," Lea—who's celeb eyebrow crush is Lily Collins— tells E! News exclusively. And she's not the only one who feels that way—Christine works her magic on many an A-lister including Katy Perry.
Should readers switch brow products (creams, gels, pencil) depending on event, season and brow type?
Especially during summer you should try to stick with waterproof and water-resistant products.
What's the best advice you'd give someone doing their eyebrows themselves?
Less is more…don't overdo it. I feel at some time in our lives we all have over-tweezed.
What are your go-to brow products?
Laura Mercier's duo eyebrow powders are a staple in my kit. I have been using these products for years, along with a diagonal brow brush and of course the wand always comes in handy. After applying powder or pen to fill the brow, I like to brush through with a wand—this assists in creating a more natural appearance. I'm currently in love with clear eyebrow gel it creates a wispy brow, plus helps control the uncontrollable eyebrows. Another must-have is Stila's Waterproof Brow; it's a very light application [product] that provides a wispy brow look. If you are new at filling in your brows, I suggest starting at the arch of the brow (the "highest" most elevated part of your brow) and then fill the rest with a lighter shade. I also suggest taking a few steps away from the mirror to ensure proper fill—you don't want to overdo by looking too close and not seeing the overall effect before walking out your door.
What new brow product are you obsessing over?
My current makeup trend: I'm obviously into a strong brow that enhances the overall appearance of the face and, of course, most of us know the importance our brows hold as they assist in [protecting] the eyes. I think of Madonna in the '80s, Brooke Shields, Cindy Crawford to Cara Delevingne. There's this natural sex appeal and confidence especially because the eyes are the window to the soul, right? Not only do great eyebrows shape your face, they can enhance the color of your eyes and/or lift the brows. I still love a dark brow with lighter hair, but this rule doesn't always apply.
What's the No. 1 no-no when it comes to filling in brows?
I'm not into tattoo brows unless you can find a real artist who understands the natural look of filling brows, [then] I say go for it. But usually the color tends to change over time, which can be rather difficult in camouflaging. I'm usually not a fan of eyebrow pencils either—they tend to be come off a bit "drawn in" and some pencils can actually pull your eyebrow hairs out. I've noticed you'll see some eyebrow hairs that stick to the actual pencil.
what eyebrow trend do you like ontd?
shaved and sprinkled back on? thick paint? triangles? rectangles? i like looking like a human being myself but that's just me
“Hail, Caesar!” is shaping up as one of the Coen brothers’s finest ensembles. A few weeks after securing Ralph Fiennes, Channing Tatum, and Tilda Swinton— who are joining already-cast alumni George Clooney and Josh Brolin— the production has, according to Variety, two promising additions.
Following a brief collaboration with the Coens on 2001’s “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” Scarlett Johansson is negotiating toclimb on board "Hail Caesar!" along with Jonah Hill, who would return to orbit with his “Jump Street” co-star Tatum. True to some rumored behind-the-scenes shifts made on “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Johansson — here said to have a small part — would portray “an actress who suddenly becomes pregnant as her film is about to go into production.”
Details on Hill’s potential involvement are sketchy. A story of classic Hollywood that we can only expect will have plenty of the siblings’ bite, “Hail, Caesar!” puts Clooney in the role of Eddie Mannix, a ‘50s Hollywood fixer who keeps stars in line and sweeps aside salacious details of their personal lives in order to preserve their public image. His "Burn after Reading" costar Swinton will take the role of a powerful gossip columnist. Tatum is a Gene Kelly musical performer, and Fiennes will play Laurence Lorenz, a studio director.
With the support of Universal and Working Title, “Hail, Caesar!” will shoot this fall for a likely 2015 debut.
ONTD: Why do you try so hard?
Given the fact that practically no one cared that she was opening a frozen yogurt business, I’m beginning to wonder if the site was really hacked or if Abraham is an evil viral marketing genius. I really hope it’s the latter.
Here’s what the homepage for Froco Fresh Frozen looked like at the time of publishing:
And then below the lyrics was this video:
And this is Froco’s “About” page:
Source 1 and 2
Everything has been taken off the site since then but it looks like they didn't back anything up since it's mostly gibberish text templates and just in general a really awful website.
Gosh, the first half of the year has been a boring one for pop music...
Actress Nicola Peltz attends the 'Affluenza' premiere at SVA Theater on July 9, 2014 in New York City.
with co-stars gregg sulkin and ben rosenfield
An aspiring young photographer finds himself caught up in a heady world of money, sex, and privilege when he moves to wealthy Long Island in the summer of 2008.
In the current ultra-managed, publicist-controlled, sound-byte-driven media atmosphere, you don’t get to hear stars really speaking their minds anymore — at least, not about anything fun, like how they really feel about their fellow stars. But occasionally a little something sneaks through the PR wall, both now and back in Hollywood’s golden age, sometimes as whispers, sometimes as gossip, sometimes long after the fact. And thus, we present another, long-overdue installment of our ongoing series (following authors, filmmakers, and musicians) of really famous people really cutting each other down.
1. Bette Davis on Joan Crawford:
“Joan Crawford — I wouldn’t sit on her toilet!”
“I wouldn’t piss on Joan Crawford if she were on fire.”
“Joan Crawford — Hollywood’s first case of syphilis.”
“She has slept with every male star at MGM except Lassie.”
“Why am I so good at playing bitches? I think it’s because I’m not a bitch. Maybe that’s why Miss Crawford always plays ladies.”
“You should never say bad things about the dead, you should only say good… Joan Crawford is dead. Good.”
2. Joan Crawford on Bette Davis:
“Bette will play anything, so long as she thinks someone is watching. I’m a little more selective than that.”
“She may have more Oscars… she’s also made herself into something of a joke.”
“Miss Davis was always partial to covering up her face in motion pictures. She called it ‘art.’ Others might call it camouflage — a cover-up for the absence of any real beauty.”
“I don’t hate Bette Davis, even though the press wants me to. I resent her — I don’t see how she built a career out of mannerisms instead of real acting ability. She’s a phony, but I guess the public likes that.”
10. Rex Harrison on Charlton Heston:
“Charlton Heston is good at playing arrogance and ambition. But in the same way that a dwarf is good at being short.”
14. Frank Sinatra on Shelly Winters:
“A bowlegged bitch of a Brooklyn blonde.”
15. Shelly Winters on Frank Sinatra:
“A skinny, no-talent, stupid Hoboken bastard.”
16. Ava Gardner on Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra:
“I always knew Frank would end up in bed with a boy.”
21. Sharon Stone on Gwyneth Paltrow:
“[She’s] very young and lives in rarefied air that’s a little thin. It’s like she’s not getting quite enough oxygen.”
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On July 8, 2009, Reno 911! aired its season six finale, an episode titled “Wiegel’s Couple Therapy.” It concluded with Jones and Dangle telling a classroom of young children (in song!) that it’s okay to have gay parents; a fitting season finale, but not necessarily a fitting conclusion to the entire series.
After killing off series regulars Wendy McLendon-Covey, Carlos Alazraqui, and Mary Birdsong at the end of season five—a decision that some fans disagreed with—season six was the show’s most heavily debated. Still, that didn’t make it less shocking Comedy Central decided to pull the plug on Reno altogether that August.
Series creators Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon had never intended for “Wiegel’s Couple Therapy” to serve as the show’s true ending. So now, on the accidental series finale’s five-year anniversary, EW chatted with Lennon and Garant about how they’d planned to end the series, what their favorite episodes were, whether there’s hope for the future, and more.
On how the pair wanted to end the show:
THOMAS LENNON: We had no idea we were about to be canceled, so we didn’t wrap anything up in any way.
BEN GARANT: I think if we’d known it was coming, we would’ve planned some sort of Twin Peaks end to the whole thing, but we never got a chance.
LENNON: Yeah, Ben and I had talked for a long time about doing a storyline that did wrap up, and it was inside a dream. Lt. Dangle was taking like, a Chantix, a stop smoking drug, and basically, you’d been seeing a bad trip he’d been going through for years or something.
GARANT: Yeah, the last season we were going to do, like, a six episode arc that was like Twin Peaks. In fact, we were going to try to get Kyle MacLachlan to be that sort of character as himself, and there would be a murder, and we would get to the bottom of it. But at the end, there was no Kyle MacLachlan. Dangle was on this weird smoking suppressant drug and hallucinogen.
LENNON: I wish we had known. We were plenty surprised that the show got canceled, especially because [of] the ratings. It was actually a very highly rated show for pretty much its entire run. It never really…
GARANT: It never dipped.
LENNON: Yeah, and it was a remarkably easy-to-produce show. We would shoot whole episodes of the show in the amount of time people just kind of talk about things, as you can tell because the shows look very slap-dash. [Laughs] We never thought about things for a real long time. We were just like, “Why don’t we just go out and kind of—”
GARANT: “—Do it,” yeah. You can poke a lot of holes in it if you really want to.
LENNON: Oh yeah.
GARANT: But yeah, it was really cheap. It was really fun. Everybody got to do other stuff because it basically only took up 20 shoot days for the cast. We were really surprised when they pulled the rug out.
How the show came together:
LENNON: Lately, I’ve been going back to watching some Reno 911!‘s. There have been a lot of attempts at “Reno 911! in blank,” like, what if it’s Reno 911! in a garage, or Reno 911! in an animal hospital. I think what a lot of people don’t know is, to make it look so loose and unprepared, a lot of planning went into it. We did write outlines for almost every single scene that ever happened, just so we had some sort of sense of what was going on. It was slightly more structured than it seemed.
GARANT: We really had a planned punchline for every scene. We were much more organized than you would ever think by watching the show. And the other thing I think people don’t realize is [that] to get about a minute and a half of material for Reno, we would shoot for about 40 minutes of improv. I think a lot of people think that you can just roll, and the actual take will be hilarious. But the show really did come together in the editing room. [For] “Morning Briefing,” we would shoot all day—literally 8 hours of tape—and then, at the end, edit it down to about 15 minutes of “Morning Briefing” for the season. Because it was improv and it was based on outlines instead of scripts, we never got script notes. We never had script meetings; we never had script approvals. So we were really left to our own devices, which was very, very fun.
LENNON: Once in a while, we would do stuff where there wasn’t really that much of a plan. We tried to have punchlines and such, but occasionally we would just say, “Well, what if we had, you know, like 100 stuffed animals full of cocaine, and we’ll cut them open, and we’ll shoot for like an hour?” And we did that also on something called “Arby’s Reenactment,” which was like a crime scene where the only evidence we found was Arby’s and some murdered people. So we would just keep reenacting scenarios, every one of which involved “piping hot Arby’s.”
GARANT: We would card up ideas. Our wall was just covered with little index cards, and so we would sit in the office for a few weeks and just write up these cards. Tom wrote on a card, “Someone pooped in the book donation box” and stuck it up to the bulletin board. And that was all we ever said. We never discussed it. We never talked about what that would be. But since the budget of that is a cardboard box and a little pudding, we’re like, “Yeah let’s do it.” But no one ever talked about that one. We just sort of shot it. And we shot for an hour and it turned out great. It was fun.
LENNON: We often would work like that. Kerri [Kenney] played a character on the show called “Jackie the pickle-throwing hooker,” who was a hooker who would sort of drink pickle juice, and she had an eye patch. It was based off of just titles of things. I wrote that on a card long before and just put it on the wall and was like, “Kerri, you think you could probably do this, right?” And she was like, “Oh yeah, that’s right up my alley, whatever that is, Jackie the pickle-throwing hooker.” And she actually never threw pickles, but she did drink a lot of pickle juice, as I recall. One of the great things about doing that show is sometimes, we would do long scenes where the rest of the cast would be just sort of waiting right off camera. It was very much like being in a live play where you’d kind of just wait and listen on headphones to see what was happening in the other room to see if you should come in or not. We did some long, long takes.
GARANT: You don’t see that except in actual improv shows. In actual improv shows, you wait in the wings and think of a funny idea and come in and add to the scene. One of the other tricks to doing a show like Reno is we were always in the same clothes, so you could edit together different things from different shows. If you didn’t have a line to make something make sense, you could steal it from another scene in another show. Because everybody was always in the same clothes, people could just walk in and walk out of scenes sort of at their own discretion and it never created a continuity problem.
LENNON: I will say I’m proud of all of the episodes that exist. As you can probably tell, it was a labor of love. While it’s the funnest job we’ve ever had, it’s also probably the hardest job we’ve ever had. We’d start at like five o’clock in the morning, we’d be there till 10 or 11 at night—and I remember going home every day from Reno, and you know how sometimes you can’t tell how many cuts and scrapes you have until you get soap on them in the shower? At the end of Reno days, I’d get in the shower and just go “Oh my god! Ow ow ow ow ow!” Because I’d realize my whole body was covered in like…
GARANT: Cuts and bruises.
LENNON: Yeah, from like, wrestling in gravel with Natasha, or Toby whipping a chain at me, or some dumb sh– that had happened.
The idea that they couldn’t make work:
LENNON: Cedric [Yarbrough] had a character that he kept pitching—and I think it was just because the words sounded funny—called the Naked Jamaican.
GARANT: The Naked Jamaican we never got around to.
LENNON: We tried, remember? We did end up trying it.
GARANT: Oh yeah it did work! He had a catchphrase. His catchphrase was, “I’m just letting my skin breathe.”
LENNON: “I’m letting my skin breathe, man.” [Laughs]
GARANT: But it didn’t really have much more to it than that, so that one didn’t really work.
LENNON: By the way, if something did not work at all, but it had literally one funny moment or one joke, it was usually in “Next week on Reno 911!” We used every part of the comedy buffalo on the show.
GARANT: If the actual scene wasn’t working, we would just take a sidetrack and head down that sidetrack full speed and that ended up being the scene. A lot of scenes, we would go up to a comedian who was there, and maybe the scene was kind of a dud—but then you’d go back to the car and talk about, like, the poop that you stepped on during the scene for 30 minutes, and end up with something great. So everything was always savable.
How cops felt about the show:
LENNON: I’ve actually had many, many police officers say that they felt like Reno 911! was the most accurate police show on television. I’m totally not kidding. I think the reason is because we sound very real. I think what they were always surprised by, not the sort of like foolery of Reno 911!, but the things we talked about to each other in the briefing room, for example—it just isn’t stilted.
GARANT: We don’t talk like Aaron Sorkin wrote us, you know? Everybody sounds kind of normal, and I think cops just love that. In cop shows, the police don’t get to rag on each other and rag on their commander and rag on the person they just pulled over. That was all Reno was, and I think that’s all cops do 90 percent of their day.
LENNON: There was a sketch we did called “Shoot My Dog,” where Garcia and Jones come up to this very sad man whose dog is very sick and he can’t afford to put him down. He just gives them this very sad sob story and reluctantly, Garcia and Jones go around a corner and decide, well, the only thing to do is to put the dog down. So they go back behind the garbage cans and shoot the dog. You don’t see it, of course, but you see the muzzle flash, and then seconds later, the lady comes running out of the house and she’s like, “What the f— did you do to my dog?”
GARANT: “Who shot my dog?! Who shot my dog?!”
LENNON: And the guy’s like, “I told you to shut that dog up.” It was a pretty interesting sketch, but the most interesting thing is that it’s actually used by the L.A. police department as a training video.
GARANT: Don’t believe anybody.
LENNON: I think the message they’re trying to teach people is when you pull up to a scenario, somebody’s lying. So just be careful who you believe when you pull up to a crime scene.
The movie sequel they never got to make:
GARANT: This shows you how we can over-think something and under-think something at the same time, [which] I think is sort of our craft. We were going to do Reno 911!: New York, New York, Las Vegas, which was like a Die Hard set not in New York, but in the New York, New York casino in Las Vegas. We were really excited about being locked into the one casino and doing a bad action movie.
LENNON: Yeah, it was like “Christmas, Christmas inside the New York, New York Las Vegas.” And as it was technically the sequel to Reno 911!: Miami. Reno 911!: Miami: New York, New York Las Vegas, I believe, was the full working title of that feature film we were hoping to make.
Would they revisit these characters?
LENNON: The further we get from it, the more open to it I am. There have been some discussions. Netflix had asked about us doing it, but we never really investigated it that deeply. I mean, they’re certainly very fun to play. I would be open to it at some point, the idea of revisiting them.
GARANT: We did a reunion show at the San Francisco Comedy Fest that went really, really well with everybody except Wendy [McLendon-Covey]. Carlos [Alazraqui] came, and it was after the Garcia character was dead and so halfway during the show, Carlos, wearing chains like Jacob Marley, came from the back of the theater and said [in a ghostly voice] “Jones, Jones.” And all the cops acted like they couldn’t see him except Cedric, and Cedric was freaking out, and we were all saying, “What do you mean? There’s nobody there.” And he came and haunted him, and then we all laughed and said, “Oh no, those guys weren’t dead; those guys just transferred to Carson. Oh, we told you he was dead; that was a joke.” And it went great. We did like, a full in-character drug awareness and prevention seminar as us, and we fixed the Garcia-being-dead thing, and it was really really fun.
Their biggest regret:
LENNON: A lot of fans were upset when we switched out some members of the cast. It’s certainly probably something I regret.
GARANT: I’ll say that I’m really glad that we added Joe [Lo Truglio] and Ian [Roberts], [but] I wish that we’d kept everybody.
LENNON: I agree. It was a mistake. But it was also just in a sort of passionate creative time, it’s like being in a band. I guess that’s the closest I can equate it to. But certainly, I regret it in hindsight.
GARANT: Yeah I agree with that.
LENNON: I feel like season 3 was really solid. I have some favorite episodes. Brian Phelps from Mark and Brian did an episode where he played Gigg LeCarp, who was a reverend who came back to do a show from our jail.
GARANT: So funny. Yeah.
LENNON: It’d be really hard to pick. There’s a lot of moments. Anytime you got to do a scene with Jim Rash was really wonderful.
GARANT: Oscar Nunez auditioned for us. He just talked really funny. He was a UPS guy and he “has a lot of uniforms.” What he auditioned with was just sort of a fast-talking con man, and we said, “Well, what if this guy came in as Homeland Security, and he’s teaching us Homeland Security?” And that was season one. It became like a two-episode thing just because he was so weird and funny. That was the first time that during the shooting, we all realized, “This doesn’t make any sense that he’s from Homeland Security. What if he’s not? What if he’s lying?”
LENNON: Without even telling him, we decided about halfway through shooting that he was going to be a con man.
GARANT: So at the very end, right before he left, we told him, “Hey we need to take your mug shot because you’re not really with Homeland Security.” And he thought that was hilarious, and so he became Spanish Mike Alvarez. He became our super villain.
LENNON: One of my favorite scenes we ever shot, it’s the least a guest star ever did. Zach Galifianakis played a character named Frisbee. He lived in a school bus. He was basically like a David Koresh type character who had a little compound and some child brides, and we did a full scene with him where we pulled up to his weird bus with his child brides. We walk up to him for a long time and we say, “Hey Frisbee, you haven’t seen those young civil rights workers who were walking around trying to get some…” [Laughs]
LENNON: Yeah. And he just shakes his head no, in the most suspicious way ever, and we walk back to the car.
GARANT: And we say, “All right, okay.”
LENNON: Basically you know in that moment he killed them and buried them somewhere on his property. But no one ever said anything. It was just one of those great little moments. That was one of my favorite things.
LENNON: All the stuff where Patton Oswalt played the D&D.
GARANT: The Boozehammer of Galen, man. Wow.
LENNON: It was always really fun to fight and wrestle with Natasha Leggero. Those were always great moments. She would always put up a really great fight to not get in a police car. George Lopez as…
GARANT: Mayor Hernandez, yeah.
LENNON: [He] would come in with his hand bandaged up and weeping, saying, “Anybody can make an allegation.” Those were really fun.
GARANT: We just pitched to him, “Hey George, what if you came in as our Mayor, and you just were going to tell us not to believe the stuff that was just about to come out about you?” And he said, “Okay, great.” So he came in and gave those wonderful speeches with a bandage on his hand.
LENNON: He’s got like, blood on his hand. [Laughs]
GARANT: Toby Huss was always great. Toby Huss, Big Mike—we’ve known him for a long time, and we told him when we were just starting to develop the show, “Yeah, it’s like Cops, so we need to run into sort of characters in Reno.” All he said was, “What if I had a do-rag and like a wife beater with a pack of cools down the front of my shirt?” And that’s all he told us. And we said, “Yeah, okay, great. We’ll see what happens.” And then he became Big Mike. After season 2, the very first day of every single shoot every season was always Big Mike because we knew we would get something. We knew that it would kind of warm us all up and remind us what the show was.
LENNON: A really great moment I remember was, we had Nick Swardson who played Terry—one of the greatest characters ever. He had been bragging about his beautiful, super hot girlfriend. Christina Applegate said she wanted to come in and play Terry’s girlfriend. She was waiting in, like, a fancy car down the street with headphones on, just listening to what Terry was saying about her, including what her name was. She had never heard any of the stuff about the character, so she was just waiting in a car around the corner with headphones on so that she could drive into the scene and then corroborate everything he was saying.
GARANT: What she did for a living, her name.
LENNON: Seeeemji with four E’s and a silent J.
GARANT: Paul Rudd was so tricky because he’s so busy, and so whenever Paul Rudd came as the weird creepy Lamaze instructor who was very, very into pregnant women, that was always wonderful.
LENNON: Those were always really fun. We really had a lot of exactly who you would want on the show.
GARANT: Drew Carey really wanted to do it, but every time we were shooting—like, one time he was off doing USO stuff. We almost got Drew Carey a bunch of times, and that would’ve been really fun. But we got almost everybody.
GARANT: Oh my God, yeah. Kenny Rogers wrote a blurb in TV Guide. They asked random celebrities what they’re watching on TV, and he had a little blurb that said that Reno 911! was the best show on TV right now, and so we called him and he said, “Great, I would do it.” So he came as himself. He had such a good time, and he had such a great sense of humor about himself. Kerri dressed up as like the decoy Kenny Rogers.
LENNON: Kerri dressed as Kenny Rogers making out with Carlos, who had fallen in love with her because she was dressed like Kenny Rogers. That was one of my favorite…if you recall, Patton Oswalt assassinates Kenny Rogers and he walks up to him and says, “What’s the frequency, Kenneth?” Boom. And then assassinates him. That was a great episode.
The reunion they’d want to do:
LENNON: I would like to [bring everybody back]. It’s actually not a hard show to do.
GARANT: It’s not a hard show to do. There’s a reunion that you can see online of The Andy Griffith Show—the tone of it is really funny. They’re all really old, and they’re sitting up in this panel giving this really heartfelt discussion, but they’re in character. It’s really weird. I think I would love to do a show like that years and years and years in the future—that we’re still doing it, that you’re catching up on us. We never went anywhere, it’s just the documentary crew went away.
LENNON: Oh, we talked about that, right. There had just been a couple years where we weren’t being documented.
GARANT: I love the idea that we weren’t a show that got canceled, it’s just Comedy Central stopped filming us.
LENNON: [You] stopped looking at us.
GARANT: Yeah, you just stopped looking at us.
yesss good show
An emotional Neymar cried as he recalled the challenge that ended his World Cup and said he felt blessed not to have ended up in a wheelchair.
Colombia defender Juan Zúñiga kneed the Brazil forward in the back in the closing stages of the hosts’ 2-1 quarter-final victory, ruling him out of the tournament before the team’s traumatic 7-1 semi-final defeat by Germany.
“I won’t say he came to injure me, I don’t what was going on in his head but everyone who understands football can see that it wasn’t a normal challenge,” Neymar told reporters at Brazil’s base camp just outside Rio de Janeiro.
“When you want to foul someone to stop a game or stop a counterattack, you kick their ankles, you push, you pull, but the way the ball was falling, it wasn’t a normal game situation.
“Many of you say I am a diver and I don’t care that you say that. I can defend myself when I can see what’s going on around me,” he added. “But I can’t defend myself from what comes from behind. What defends me in that situation is the rules and I couldn’t defend myself from that and I was injured.
“God blessed me,” Neymar said, breaking down in tears. “If it had been another two centimetres I could be in a wheelchair today.”
Neymar said Zúñiga called him the next day to apologise but he stopped short of forgiving his rival for the challenge.
“I don’t hate him, I don’t hold a grudge,” Neymar said. “But I don’t feel anything.”
Colombia’s football federation have since pledged to protect Napoli defender Zúñiga after he was subjected to a fierce backlash from Brazil fans for injuring Neymar. “FCF rejects all threats and insults against the player Juan Camilo Zúñiga and his family,” the national body said in a statement.
“It [FCF] will continue taking all actions with the appropriate security and government organisations to give the necessary guarantees to the player, for both his time in Colombia and his permanent residency in Italy.”
Sporting a Brazil shirt signed by his team-mates, Neymar also distanced himself from comments made by his agent, Wagner Ribeiro, who called coach Luiz Felipe Scolari “old, arrogant and ridiculous”. “I don’t agree and I don’t accept what he said about Felipão,” he said.
Germany will face Argentina in Sunday’s final at the Maracanã in Rio and hope to be able to call upon Real Madrid midfielder Ángel di María after he took part in light training on Thursday. Yet with the majority of Brazil expected to throw their support behind Germany, Neymar has admitted he will be cheering on Barcelona club-mates Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano as they attempt to win football’s biggest prize.
“I always said I wanted Argentina to get to the final because Brazil would be there but it never worked out like that,” he said. “I still want them there because my two team-mates are there, Messi and Mascherano, and I hope they win.”
Neymar singled out Messi for special praise and said the World Cup trophy would be a fitting addition to his bulging trophy cabinet.
“He’s won almost everything and I think he deserves to be champion and I am cheering for him to be champion,” he said. “He is my team-mate and my friend.”
The 22-year-old watched the 7-1 mauling by Joachim Löw’s side at home as he begins his recovery but refused to criticise their performance despite the embarrassing scoreline.
“At 6-0, 7-0 down, they could have given up. But they kept running, kept trying. I’m proud of every one of them,” he said. “I’m not ashamed to be Brazilian. I’m not ashamed to be part of this team. I am proud of my team-mates.”
Here's a video of him visiting the Brazil NT and some of his press conference at the end.
Twentieth Century Fox's television plans for SDCC have already been announced, with the network bringing 13 shows including 24, American Horror Story and their animated lineup of The Simpsons and Family Guy (crossover time!) among others. On the film side, only the first day’s (Thursday, July 24th) schedule has been released so far – unveiled today – but we know at least one thing Fox will be presenting to Comic-Con attendees: the new Fantastic Four.
We’ve learned from an insider that the five young leads of director Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four Reboot will be making an appearance and that must mean the following talent will show up on stage: Jamie Bell (Ben Grimm – The Thing), Kate Mara (Sue Storm – The Invisible Woman), Michael B. Jordan (Johnny Storm – The Human Torch), Miles Teller (Reed Richards – Mr. Fantastic), and Toby Kebbell (Victor von Doom – Doctor Doom).
The big movie panels traditionally occur on the Friday and Saturday in Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center. Last year, Fox held their grand presentation on the Saturday where they made a splash by bringing out almost the entire cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past, preceded by a little love for The Wolverine. Fox’s Marvel’s brand is important to their future tentpole lineup and they have big plans for the Fantastic Four, having already dated a sequel for 2017 with consistent rumblings that they could eventually crossover with their X-Men franchise.
[Update: Moments after publishing, Fox announced their official Comic-Con movie plans which includes Book of Life, The Maze Runner, Hitman: Agent 47, Let's Be Cops, and Kingsman: The Secret Service. No mention of Fantastic Four so assume it's their surprise bookend.]
Shahs Of Sunset star Golnesa 'GG' Gharachedaghi treated herself to a little makeover during a recent break from filming her hit Bravo reality show. While the petite Iranian American beauty has never looked in any need of having any cosmetic procedures, she underwent a minimally-invasive Airsculpt Laser Liposculpture treatment at Elite Body Sculpture in Beverly Hills.
According to TMZ, Dr Rollins, who performed the surgery, removed as much as 1 litre of pure fat
from her abdomen, which was then transferred into her bottom for an added boost.
The 32-year-old first revealed the results of the procedure in a photo taken from behind that perfectly showcased her impossibly trim waist as she sat poolside in an itsy bitsy gold bikini in Las Vegas to celebrate the Independence Day holiday last week.
'Happy 4th of July everybody! I'm in Vegas showing off my new body, thanks to Dr. Rollins at @elitebodysculpture I have a tighter waist and thicker hips!!!' she informed her more than 195,000 Instagram followers.
Indeed, the before and after pictures shared by Dr Rollins show a dramatic difference, with the beauty previously having a noticeably flat derrière and a slightly protruding stomach.
What would you get changed about your body ontd?
Brace yourselves, Whovians: Long-running cult obsession Doctor Who returns to BBC America on Aug. 23 with a new star, Peter Capaldi, and a new attitude. Compared with Matt Smith’s previous Doctor, Capaldi’s lead character is “a lot fiercer,” says Jenna Coleman, who plays his traveling companion, Clara Oswald. “This man is a total adrenaline junkie.”
If you don’t count John Hurt’s one-and-done performance in last year’s 50th-anniversary special, Capaldi is the 12th actor to play the show’s Doctor, a two-hearted alien who travels through space—and time—in his ship, the TARDIS, and periodically regenerates his outward form. The announcement that Capaldi would replace Smith was simulcast last August on Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor. For the most part the casting was received warmly by fans thanks to Capaldi’s Who-tastic résumé, including an appearance in a 2008 episode of the show and in the 2009 spin-off miniseries, Torchwood: Children of Earth. As one EW.com commenter wrote at the time, “If you’re a Doctor Who fan, you already know him.”
The Scottish actor—whose other credits include World War Z and The Fifth Estate—then made the briefest of cameos in the anniversary show before debuting properly at the end of the 2013 special Christmas episode. His first official ep—the feature-length season premiere titled “Deep Breath”—is set in Victorian England and promises the return of the so-called Paternoster Gang, a trio of detectives made up of the dome-headed alien Strax (Dan Starkey), the lizardlike Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), and her human wife, Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart).
But that’s almost beside the point. “It’s a big introduction—he’s the new Doctor,” says executive producer and head writer Steven Moffat, who penned the premiere. “There’s no point pretending that it’s not the most interesting, dynamic thing that you’ve got to sell in that first episode. It’s going to be about ‘What’s he like? How’s he different?’ I suppose it feels a bit like a character piece, but there’s plenty of action and nonsense and jeopardy, as there ever is in Doctor Who.” (Moffat is full of good news these days, having just announced that Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman will be reteaming for a fourth season of his beloved BBC/PBS drama, Sherlock.)
While the showrunner is being tightlipped about Who’s 12-episode season, we do know it will culminate in a two-part finale directed by Rachel Talalay (Tank Girl) featuring the Doctor’s frequently encountered foes the Cybermen. Both the 50th-anniversary special and the Christmas episode left some fans a bit teary-eyed—so how will folks feel by the end of this run? “Like they want Doctor Who to come back very, very quickly,” says Moffat with a chuckle.
Following the news that Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are expecting their first child, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the biggest Baby Goose-related news of the day was to do with the happy couple, and their imminent bouncing bundle of tabloid-pleasing joy.
Which, of course, it isn't. Why? Because Mendes' pregnancy might just impact on the chances of Gosling playing a superhero in the near future. In response to the news, Latino-Review's one man rumor mill El Mayimbe had this to say:
Ryan Gosling is gonna be a daddy? Time to rethink that offer for the big superhero movie on the table. He's now got a family to think about.— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) July 10, 2014
Which we think could well be taken two whole different ways. Either:
a) El Mayimbe is under the impression that Gosling was about to take a major role in an upcoming superhero movie, but might now be rethinking. What with the wanting to spend time with his family and all.
b) El Mayimbe is under the impression that Gosling has recently turned down a major role in an upcoming superhero movie, but might now be rethinking. What with the extra mouth to feed and all.
Now, either way, there's nothing close to official word about this - though Gosling has previously reflected that if he was going to play a superhero, it would probably have to be The Flash - so it should be taken for what it is: a hint, not a solid rumor. That being said, it's never too early to start thinking about who Gosling could - and should - play, whether in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, or elsewhere. So, of course, we did.
Pros: What with Gosling having previously (sort-of) linked himself to the part, surely there's no one more likely for him to play than Barry Allen/Wally West himself? With The Flash being a major part of DC's forthcoming movie plans, and the DC television universe apparently being completely severed from the movies, there's no real reason it couldn't happen.
Cons: Would Gosling really sign up to the likely seven picture deal that playing a character like The Flash would require?
Pros: Ryan Reynolds is reportedly no longer playing the part, leaving it wide open for a Baby Goose takeover.
Cons: Green Lantern comes with the same level of commitment as The Flash - along with a whole bunch likely fan anger over Reynolds' dismissal.
Pros: He's blonde, edgy, and a fan favorite - as is Green Arrow. His public awareness has never been higher thanks to the CW TV series Arrow - and he wouldn't require a huge time commitment, being unlikely to get his own spin off movie.
Cons: Everyone already loves Stephen Amell in the role - and would the character have enough to do to justify the paycheck Gosling would command?
Pros: The part of Wonder Woman's traditional love interest is complex, unlikely to require too many appearances, and in the more modern interpretations, pleasingly feminist. Gosling taking the role would - for DC - add the kind of star power a Wonder Woman movie may well need.
Cons: Nathan Fillion was born to play the part - and already did in the Wonder Woman animated movie.
Pros: Marvel need a name to play one of their least well-known upcoming heroes - and he's a seriously interesting part to play.
Cons: Gosling looks nothing like the comic's - or fan's - image of the hero - and those time commitment issues wouldn't go away.
Bonus Villain Option
Pros: The Joker has been proven to be one of the coolest and potentially critically acclaimed parts in comic-dom.
Cons: Gosling would be the subject of major fan hatred, he's too serious an actor to don that much make-up, and surely he's too big to play a villain? No, wait, that just describes Heath Ledger going into The Dark Knight...
All of which leaves us...right about where we started. Which means it's probably time for a reminder of the superhero Gosling has, in his words, already played - just to reassure ourselves that all is right in the universe: "Here's the thing. 'Drive' was my attempt at the superhero movie. I had a costume and everything. The scorpion jacket. It was like my cape. It was like the idea of a guy that had seen too many superhero movies and then decided that he was going to make himself one."
What superhero role would you want to see Ryan Gosling play?
Ashley Benson’s been a busy girl: she’s currently starring on TV’s biggest teen soap opera/guilty pleasure of twenty-somethings everywhere (ahem), she just got back from a whirlwind trip to Hawaii with on-screen/off-screen BFF Shay Mitchell, she’s on the cover of some of our favorite magazines — and now, she can add “the face of H&M Divided” to her already extensive resumé. That’s her latest gig, and she’s been doing it with some major aplomb.
There are a lot of reasons why she and H&M make a great match — and chief among them is her cool-girl style, both in fictional Rosewood and very-real LA. Her character on Pretty Little Liars is currently experiencing something of an identity crisis — a crisis that extends to acting out in the form of shoplifting, and a dramatically different new look (which I’m a huge fan of, by the way). Hanna’s always been up on the latest trends (at least since Mona gave her an “Ali upgrade,” anyway), but her edgier new look is, if possible, even more fitting for H&M’s teen-targeted Divided line.
Benson recently signed on to join the cast of Pixels, a comedy about a group of '80s video game characters starring Adam Sandler.
On Pretty Little Liars:“Well, I’m going through a darker period of Hanna at the moment; she’s going to go through an edgy phase. I’m going to have black hair and she’s going to, like, change clothes and be grungier, which I love! So I’m super excited to see where my storyline goes.”
On her amazing fans:“When I went to Europe for the Spring Breakers tour, that was nuts because I also had Selena [Gomez] and Vanessa [Hudgens] with me. It just created a whole craze! I remember being in Paris, and we were at a mall shopping, and we looked out the windows and there were just thousands of people waiting outside. Like we were The Beatles. It was, like, ‘woah, this is crazy’.
On her pup, Olive:“I love hanging out at home! I have a dog – her name is Olive, and she’s the best thing in the world. She’s like my daughter. So I love hanging out with my dog.
On fashion: “It is fun to dress up, but I’m always like, ‘I’m so tired, I just want to put on sweats!’. But, recently, I’ve been trying to dress more girly with the help of my stylist, Jamie Schneider. But, at the moment, I just don’t have the things. I’m more of a laid-back type of person, so I love jeans and a tee!”
On what’s next:“Film is where I want to head towards, and every year I try. I’d love to do independent films; I think there is more freedom and more of a challenge. Because, on the show, I’ve played the same character for five years, any chance I get to play someone completely different from who I am or what I’ve played before, I’d like to jump on that.”
Writer/director Shane Black’s long-in-the-works 1970s-set noir film The Nice Guys could finally be coming to fruition. Last month, we learned that the Joel Silver-produced project was picking up steam with Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe circling the lead roles of a private detective and a muscle-for-hire who are brought together to investigate the suicide of a fading porn star. It’s the kind of hard-boiled, noir-tinged project that seems a perfect fit for Black, so fingers were crossed that the pic could finally come together. Evidently all that wishing and hoping paid off, as Warner Bros. has now closed a deal to acquire the project, bringing it that much closer to being a reality.
THR reports the news that The Nice Guys has found a home in WB. Written by Black and Anthony Bagarozzi, the story was initially envisioned as a TV series, but was repackaged as a film when the pilot never moved forward. Neither Gosling or Crowe is officially signed on at this point, but they appear to have been part of the lucrative package that caught Warner Bros.’ eye. The two certainly seem like swell fits, and the prospect of seeing them spout off Black’s dialogue in a 70s-infused world makes me very, very happy.
It’s unclear if this would be Black’s next project, but it’s certainly a possibility as he juggles a few highly intriguing properties after helming Iron Man 3 to $1.2 billion last year. He’s been developing an adaptation of the 1930s-set pulp series Doc Savage for a bit, reportedly meeting with Chris Hemsworth for the lead role. And he’s also working on this thing called Predator, as he’s attached to co-write and direct a new installment in the action franchise that he describes as an “inventive sequel”.
Again, we’re not sure which of these three projects will go first (though of the trio, Predator seems to be in the earliest stage of development), but The Nice Guys being set up at Warner Bros. gives that project significant momentum. Whatever his next project is it’ll still be a Shane Black movie, and that in and of itself is reason to be excited.
src. i mean like, isn't he supposed to be working on the predator reboot too? get money tho with mcu stans