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- 11/23/12--18:13: 'iCarly' star Jennette McCurdy reflects on the show's run
- 11/23/12--18:13: This is (Another) Kourtney Kardashian Fashian Post
- 11/23/12--18:13: 20 Pictures to Celebrate Miley's 20th Birthday!
- 11/23/12--18:14: Photo Follow Up From The Thanksgiving Fight at Halle Berry's haus
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- 11/23/12--19:26: Rob and Kristen Arriving in NYC
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- 11/23/12--20:09: 'Scream and Shout' MV mini-teaser
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- 11/23/12--20:10: Dallas star Larry Hagman dead at 81
- 11/23/12--20:47: XFactor 2012: Rylan Clark tipped for Eurovision!
- 11/23/12--20:47: Cody Rhodes Is Engaged
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- Whether or not the fact that Hooper used the actors' live on-set singing (as opposed to re-recording it in post-production) -- which Universal touted in a recent featurette -- actually enhances a film more than it compromises the quality of the music, audiences seem to have been sold on the former. Any "first" also makes for a great talking-point on the awards season campaign trail. (Incidentally, all of the musical numbers were also shot in close-up and uninterrupted takes.)
- Hooper could become only the 19th person to win two best director Oscars. Considering the fact that most film people hadn't even heard of him three years ago, that's pretty amazing. He seems to inspire a great deal of loyalty and affection from his actors -- who rehearsed for this film with him for nineweeks before the cameras started rolling -- which matters, since actors account for the largest branch of the Academy.
- Hathaway, a Hollywood darling since she blossomed from an ugly duckling into a princess in her breakthrough role, is probably now the frontrunner in the best supporting actress category. As Fantine her screen time is brief, but she makes an indelible impression, particularly during the showstopping "I Dreamed a Dream" number. Moreover, she has some great talking-points: she lost 25 pounds for the part, and you can tell -- she's all eyes and teeth in the film; she spent four months working with a vocal coach before the nine-week rehearsal period in order to learn how to make her face look relaxed in a close-up while belting out a number; and she cut her hair off for the role even though it meant she'd be almost bald on her wedding day ("When I eventually looked in the mirror I just thought I looked like my gay brother," she told the audience).
- In Valjean, Jackman has finally found a screen role custom-made for and worthy of his talents as a great physical specimen who can sing as well as anyone who can also act. He even lost 30 pounds in order to play Valjean as a prisoner in the film's opening scenes. But this year's best actor Oscar race couldn't be more competitive, and, despite giving a career-best screen perf (you'll have to forgive him for Australia), he's no sure-thing for a nom -- remember that Chicago's lead male Richard Gere was snubbed the year that his film won everything. That being said, if he hits the campaign trail hard then his unequaled off-screen charm should put him over the top.
- Crowe, who plays Javert, was the only principal cast member whose singing was not prominently featured in the film's first trailer and featurette, sparking concerns in some circles that he must have struggled. As it turns out, the Oscar winner, who got his start in musical-theater back in Sydney, actually acquits himself quite nicely as a vocalist.
- Barks, who played Eponine on London's West End production of Les Misfrom June 2010 to 2011 before returning to play the part in this film, is very good and could join Hathaway in this year's relatively thin best supporting actress category, but that is not a sure thing. Frankly, her prospects are probably compromised by the fact that co-stars Seyfried, as adult Cosette, and Carter, a Madame Thenardier, are very good, as well.
- Theater buffs will appreciate Hooper's inclusion of Colm Wilkinson, who originated the role of Valjean on the stage, and makes a cameo in this film as the bishop.
- One original song, "Suddenly," was written for the film, and it too, of course, will be an Oscar contender.
- During the post-screening Q&A, Hathaway revealed that her mother, who was in attendance, had also played the part of Fantine in a Philadelphia production of Les Mis that was mounted when Anne was just seven; her mother initially played the factory worker who got Fantine fired and understudied Fantine, but eventually got to play the primary part on stage. Also, Seyfried, who heretofore was not widely known as a singer, revealed that she had played the part of Cosette in an amateur production of Les Mis when she was 15.
- 11/23/12--23:45: New POST production video blog from The Hobbit
Lyric 145 has revealed what would have been their song choice for The X Factor's 'Diva' theme last week, which was ultimately changed at the last minute and cost them their place in the competition: an update of Aretha Franklin's "Respect":
ugh this is so good :(
Jennette McCurdy, a star of "iCarly," ditched Black Friday shopping anarchy to take part in a video chat with Show Tracker to reflect on the Nickelodeon show as it wraps its run after five seasons.
The show's one-hour series finale airs Friday night — McCurdy was amid coordinating plans to view it (yes, she'll be watching with bestie Miranda Cosgrove).
"It's become very real because kids keep coming up to me and teenagers and college students who have watched it since they started high school and they almost start crying and they say 'a part of my childhood is gone'," McCurdy said of the show's end. " ... it makes me sad."
Check out the video to see what the young actress had to say about what viewers can expect from the final episode, what's to come from her spinoff "Sam & Cat" and, maybe, just maybe, you'll catch her doing a random dance.
For a hot date with Lord Disick last night, Kourtney went chose an uncharacteristic pastel pattern. Here she is wearing a Kardashian Kollection top, Raoul coat, Cameo pants, Gianvito Rossi shoes.
For lunch with Khloe in Miami, Kourtney keeps it kool in a Max Fowles dress, Christian Louboutin shoes and Celine bag.
For an afternoon out in London with that peasant Kim, Kourtney dons a Cameo dress, Kardashian Kollection jacket, H&M necklace, Wolford tights, Giuseppe Zanotti boots and Hermes bag.
Kourtney is klearly loving leather this season. Perhaps this is due to the excess exposure to Kim during the shooting of this season's "Kourtney and the Other One Take Miami: Part Deux". Here's the stylish mom at the airport with Mason wearing a Valentino jacket, LNA shirt (DASH), Donna Karan leggings, Chanel boots, Celine bag and Balenciaga sunglasses.
Mo' black leather! For a boat ride down the Seine river in Paris with Mason and Lord Disick, Kourtney again dons black on black. Here she is wearing an Alaia coat, Alexander McQueen shoes and Hermes bag
Although I'm not sure who made this graphic print dress, it is my favorite look of the week. Here she is getting the keys to the city in Miami. Ed. Note: She has already received the keys to my heart.
For a laid back night on the town with Lord Disick, Kween Kourtney decides on a Valentino jacket, Helmut Lang shirt, Bec & Bridge pants, Valentino boots and Hermes bag.
For an afternoon stroll in Paris with Scott, Kourtney paired her Valentino boots with an Alice and Olivia coat, Helmut lang top, Rick Owens skirt, and Wolford tights.
Earlier in the day Kourtney sported the same Helmut Lang top and Rick Owens skirt, but topped it off with a stylish leather jacket and leopard print beret.
Lord Disick also had a blast in Paris. Here he is enjoying a ride in Paris on his own private jet. Finally the treatment this man deserves.
In addition, check out this new promo for "Kourtney and the Other One Who is Neither as Funny or Interresting as Khloe Take Miami: This Time It's Personal"
Also awesome is this random pic of Kourtney threatening Joel McHale. If someone wants to make me an icon out of this fresh flawlessness, I would love you forever.
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Miley Cyrus has gone from an apple-cheeked preteen to a confident singer/actress with the whole world watching. As Cyrus celebrates her 20th birthday on Friday, November 23, we recount her transformation in 20 photos.
Seen here at 13 in May 2006, Miley Cyrus was the star of the Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana" series, playing a teen with a secret pop star alter-ego.
The role turned Cyrus into a singer as well as an actress. Here, she performs at a Radio Disney concert held in Anaheim, California, in July 2006.
The urge to perform must run in the family. Cyrus, of course, is the daughter of country star Billy Ray Cyrus.
Cyrus' fame spilled over from the Disney Channel into mainstream pop culture. Here, she arrives at MTV's "Total Request Live" in 2007.
Before she turned 15, the young star was selling out concert stops as "Hannah Montana" and as herself, which she did in the fall of 2007 with the "Best of Both Worlds" tour.
Cyrus is a frequent guest at the American Music Awards. Here, she arrives at the 2007 show just days before her 15th birthday.
In 2008, Cyrus starred in the 3-D concert film, "Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds." Here, she and Ashley Tisdale embrace at the film's premiere after party.
At the 50th Grammy Awards in February 2008, Cyrus debuted a more severe look than fans had seen in the past. In April of that year, Cyrus came under fire for an infamously suggestive photo in Vanity Fair that implied she was topless.
Pushing her acting resume beyond "Hannah Montana," Cyrus teamed with John Travolta for the 2008 animated feature "Bolt." Here, the co-stars arrive at the film's Los Angeles premiere in November 2008.
Cyrus' 16th birthday coincided with the American Music Awards in 2008, and she celebrated with a cake and friends backstage.
Cyrus had a box office success with 2009's "Hannah Montana: The Movie." Here, she arrives at the film's Los Angeles premiere in April 2009.
Cyrus stirred up more controversy at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards when she hopped on top of an ice cream cart and danced around a pole while singing her hit single "Party in the USA."
At the Grammy Awards in 2010, Cyrus showed off a more adult look and a new hair color.
Cyrus began dating her "The Last Song" co-star Liam Hemsworth in 2009, and the two went on to have a closely chronicled relationship. Here, the couple embraces at an Academy Awards party in March 2010.
Cyrus stole the show with her costume when she took the stage at the Rock in Rio Madrid Festival in June 2010.
Cyrus turned 18 two days after attending the 2010 American Music Awards on November 21. Not long after she celebrated her big day, a video leaked of Cyrus taking a bong hit of salvia.
In December 2011, still dating boyfriend Liam Hemsworth, Cyrus made headlines when she walked the red carpet at the CNN Heroes event in Los Angeles. The singer/actress later had to refute gossip that she'd had a breast augmentation.
After plenty of rumors, it was confirmed in June 2012 that Cyrus and Hemsworth were engaged.
When Cyrus chopped off her hair and styled it as a bleached blonde pixie in August 2012, it was the haircut heard 'round the world.
While Gabriel Aubry has gone to ground following the dramatic Thanksgiving brawl, his love rival and opponent Olivier Martinez was spotted making an early-morning visit to the liquor store.
Martinez, 46, opted for a half-hearted disguise by wearing a cap, but was nevertheless prepared to face the photographers on his 'victory walk' - after apparently coming off better than Aubry in yesterday's fight.
Still, Olivier's hand appeared to have swelled some more overnight - and looked bloated and painful as he stopped by Gil Turner's Fine Wine & Spirits in Los Angeles on Friday.
Later on Friday Halle was snapped taking Nahla to see a show at the Nokia Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles.
Gabriel, 37, meanwhile, was pictured being whisked out of LAPD's Downtown jail in Los Angeles on Thursday night.
He had a contingency in place for the photographers, though, cowering from the flashbulbs under a blanket in the backseat of an SUV as he was driven away.
Bail Bondsman David Perez of David Perez Bail Bonds paid Aubry's $20,000 bail - before picking him up at around 6pm.
Aubry - father of Halle Berry's daughter Nahla - was charged with battery and taken into custody upon his discharge from hospital at around 3.30pm on Thursday - where he was treated for a broken rib and bruises to the face.
His booking sheets lists him as 6ft2 and weighing 180lbs.
The pictures emerged as fresh details of the horrific fight between Aubry and Martinez continued to unravel.
Nahla was apparently saved from witnessing the full brutality of the fight - after Halle rushed her inside the house as the two men started to face off, TMZ reports.
However it is unclear if she did witness some of the fight.
It was initially reported the brawl happened inside Halle's house - but it is now claimed the altercation played out in the large driveway, according to the website.
After Olivier said to Gabriel 'We have to move on,' the Canadian model is said to have retaliated and pushed the French actor and tried to punch him before a full blown fight broke out.
Gabriel and Halle - who split in 2010 - have been at odds ever since she tried to convince a judge to allow her to move to France with Nahla, a move which was recently blocked by the courts.
On Thursday a judge issued an emergency protective order in the wake of the melee - meaning Gabriel must stay 100 yards away from Halle, Olivier and Nahla.
Onlookers told TMZ the fight was 'brutal', with the website describing a blow-by-blow account of the melee.
Under cover: Gabriel Aubry hid his gangly frame under a blanket as he left jail on Thursday, hours after being charged with battery over a brawl with love rival Martinez
Making a getaway: The model's bail was posted by a bondsman, who collected Aubry in a white SUV
A source said: 'Olivier blocked [Gabriel's punch] and the punch struck him in the shoulder instead... Gabriel then pushed Olivier to the ground, a struggle ensued, ending when Olivier pinned Gabriel to the ground.'
Olivier performed a citizen's arrest on his love rival, before police were called to the scene and arrested Aubry for battery.
Meanwhile, Olivier also required hospital treatment - and arrived at the Cedars Sinai Hospital around an hour after Aubry.
The model-turned-actor was later pictured leaving the hospital, with Halle and Nahla in tow, and took the wheel of the car despite sporting a swollen hand, which he may have fractured during the fight.
Team Nahla t b h [why I omitted any pic with her in it mostly cause she looks terrified as fuq]
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Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson arrived back in New York this morning after a romantic getaway in his native England. After spending time in Germany to promote the final installment of Twilight, Breaking Dawn Part 2, the pair flew to London where they spent a few days relaxing after their hectic premiere schedule.
General Hospital's Thanksgiving: In Memory Of John Ingle!
It was Thanksgiving in Port Charles on Wednesday's episode of GENERAL HOSPITAL which was dedicated to the late John Ingle, who played Edward Quartermaine for many years. In true "Q" fashion, the family was at odds including Ned and Skye, who returned after learning of of Edward's death. Skye brought her daughter, Lila Rae.
Earlier in the episode Heather arrived, took Skye hostage and destroyed Thanksgiving dinner. Tracy was upset because she wanted it to be perfect. Their normal pizza place was closed and things looked grim. But the doorbell rang and, mysteriously, a stack of pizzas was sitting there.
Alice brought then pizzas inside and the back of Edward is shown watching over his family. When Lila Rae said she wanted to eat, the family repeated Edward's words, "First we sing. Then we eat."
Edward's ghost/spirit began to sing "We Gather Together" and the family joined in. The camera panned out and his late wife, Lila, was sitting in her wheel chair beside him.
"What would you say if I asked you to renew our commitments to each other?" he asked.
"Of course I will, dear," she replied. And then they walked up the stairs. Fade out followed by the "In Memory Of..." title card.
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL has been heartbreaking in recent weeks as the show prepares to say goodbye to daytime legend Susan Flannery and her longtime character, Stephanie Forrester. The one missing element in the story has been Stephanie's son, Ridge, played by Ronn Moss, who left the show in September.
After weeks of online speculation about Ridge's possible return, Moss responded over the weekend on Twitter about why he has not returned: "Several reasons. I'm not on the show any more. They didn't ask me".
Marc Anthony Samuel is joining the cast of GENERAL HOSPITAL iny the contract role of Felix, a nursing student friend of Sabrina (Teresa Castillo)
Samuel first airs on Tuesday, December 4. Look for the character to play an integral role in helping return the annual Nurse's Ball charity event to General Hospital.
Watch Samuel's acting demo reel below:
Encore will feature the award-winning saga, THE THORN BIRDS, on Monday, December 10th – Thursday, December 13th at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The four-part miniseries will air as part of "The Big Miniseries Showcase," a weekly programming destination featuring fan favorite and classic titles on Encore.
Winner of six Emmy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards, including the highly coveted Golden Globe for Best Miniseries, THE THORN BIRDS stars Richard Chamberlain (BROTHERS & SISTERS, The Perfect Family, Shogun).
Chamberlain – who won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor for his portrayal of the ambitious, alluring and conflicted Father Ralph de Bricassart – is joined by an award-winning cast including Academy Award® nominee Rachel Ward (RAIN SHADOW, On the Beach, Against All Odds) as Meggie Cleary, the beautiful, yet often neglected young woman who falls in love with Father de Bricassart; the wealthy and envious matriarch Mary Carson played by Barbara Stanwyck, who won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress, for her role in the miniseries; Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Up) as the ascetic, wise and understating Archbishop Contini-Verchese.
In THE THORN BIRDS, a wealthy Australian sheep station owner named Mary Carson, declares her deep yet unrequited love for a young parish priest, Father Ralph de Bricassart. Angry and frustrated, Mary dies shortly thereafter, knowing she can continue to control Father de Bricassart’s destiny, even from the grave. She places him far beyond the reach of anyone, especially her young niece Meggie Cleary, who falls in love with the priest. Father de Bricassart reciprocates his love and physical yearning for Meggie, however he is engaged in a constant struggle between his spiritual calling and his carnal desires. Spanning several generations, the saga chronicles the bittersweet lives, loves, secrets, tragedies and triumphs of a New Zealand farming family (originally released in 1983).
The 81-year-old star said: "She's not very well. But those were the cards we were dealt, so we'll play with them. More than half a century of happy years is a lot to draw on."
Hagman, who reprised his role as J.R. Ewing in DALLAS, was diagnosed with throat cancer and says he wouldn't have got through it all without the help of his co-stars Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy.
He told the Daily Mail newspaper: "I had a rough patch there last year when I was shooting. But I do have two very good friends on the show, and they supported me, as did the writers and producers, who gave me all the time off I needed for the therapy, and it went very smoothly, did it not?"
Actor and teacher Gene Bua has died at age 72. He passed away on November 17 with his wife, Toni Bull, by his side. Bull announced the news of his death:
"The great Master Teacher and my hero and Lion King for 47 years, Gene Bua, passed into the Light on Sat. Nov. 17th at 1:40, after battling 13 years of Parkinson's and yet still going on to teach, write songs, be a mighty friend, and enjoy much of his life. I am surrounded by his power love and radiance as I walk through these coming days with as much Grace as God will allow me. Very much love to you all."
- Toni Bua, carrying on Gene's legacy in my heart and soul.
Trained at New York's prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse, Gene Bua was discovered by famed composer Richard Rodgers who asked him to play the lead in the Broadway revival of "The Boys from Syracuse." After starring in a string of hit shows, Gene became a soap opera idol as Bill Prentiss on CBS TV's long-running daytime drama, LOVE OF LIFE, where he met his co-star, Toni Bull.
On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Nic Robuck played good guy James Ford, but in the new movie Dark Desire, he's inhabiting a much darker character. Shane is a young man who has suffered a rough upbringing, and upon seeing his new college roommate's family decides he'd like that kind of family for himself... or maybe that family in particular!
"His roommate takes him home and Shane kind of sees this family life that his best friend has that he's always wanted," says Robuck. "He really wants to become a part of that and is willing to do whatever it takes. And he kind of goes to desperate measures. He kind of seduces the mom and... some people die!"
And while OLTL fans are going to see a whole new side to the young actor, they're also going to be seeing a whole lot more of him, too. "The mom is played by Kelly Lynch, who is just fantastic and talented and very, very sexy. I was nervous about having to be so... nude with this woman," Robuck says with a chuckle. "But you know, you just don't think about it. You go in for the kill and you do it. It was stressful, but it was well-directed and it looks great."
Dark Desire will be debuting on Lifetime Movie Network this Friday, November 23, at 8:00 pm EST. "And it's going to run like crazy through the holidays," Robuck reports, "so it'll be hard to miss. I'd love for people to tune in!"
THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Judith Chapman (Gloria) plays the role of a socialite in the Lifetime original TV movie Liz & Dick, set to premiere on Sunday, November 25 at 9 p.m. EST. The film chronicles the life and tempestuous love story of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton and stars Lindsay Lohan as the legendary screen star. Grant Bowler (UGLY BETTY) plays Burton.
"It was wonderful," Chapman tells Soaps In Depth. "I heard about the project and who was playing the part of Liz. I had an audition to play her mother. I knew I'd knocked their socks off. Sometimes you have a feeling. But nothing happened. I was really surprised. Flash-forward a few weeks later, [my representation] told me that they'd already cast someone else as the mother, but that they really liked me and wanted me for the role of a socialite who would interact with Lindsay. (Laughs) I figured, 'Well, if my scenes are with her they probably won't be cut!'
"We shot in a beautiful home in the Pacific Palisades. I learned that Eyal Podell (ex-Adrian) was on the cast call sheet, too! We met in the makeup room and I learned that the same thing happened for him. He auditioned for Eddie Fisher, but he was cast [instead] as one of Liz's [other] lovers. The director asked me to improv at one point in a scene with Lindsay and when I did she laughed. I thought, 'There's a really nice, young girl in there.'"
Chapman says that when Lohan learned that her two fellow actors had ties to soap operas, she chimed in with the fact that she'd once played on ANOTHER WORLD as Alli (Rachel's granddaughter.) "She said, 'Oh, I used to be on a soap opera!' I gave her a look because I thought AW has been off the air for a while! She said, 'I think I was eight years old when I did it.'"
During a confrontation with Carly, (Robin) Christopher shares that, "push literally comes to shove! And in the midst of this hullabaloo, we make a discovery that there's some connection between us that seems to be unsolved that involves a certain man that was in both our pasts." (Psst. If you are guessing Alcazar, you're right!)
Things get even more complicated once Carly tells Todd about Alcazar... and he notices a striking resemblance between Carly's ex and Tomas, the man that Blair is preparing to marry! Quicker than you can say "road trip," Todd, Carly, and Skye are racing to crash Blair's wedding. But will they get there in time? And even if they do, will Todd's former wife believe what she's told... or assume he's making a last-ditch effort to win her back?
In the December 4th issue of Soap Opera Digest, it features an article about Skye, AJ, and Tracy.
Skye and AJ pick up right where they left off this week being each other’s allies.
When AJ questions whether he deserves an inheritance from his grandfather, Skye is there to buoy her cousin. “He feels like he isn’t worthy of an inheritance.” Skye tells him he is Edward’s blood and tells him what Edward said in his will is what he meant and to not doubt that.
Skye more than anyone knows that he probably feels like he’s never proved himself to the family but tells him it is never too late and she will be there to help him. Of course she wants to stick it to Tracy but her primary allegiance is to AJ. They will do anything for each other good or bad without question. Skye wants to see AJ have more power at ELQ and thinks he wants that too. But of course Tracy is always the No and the one person in their way. So they have to gang up on Tracy to get anywhere.
Sky’s dealing with Tracy leads her to Johnny to question him about what happened between her and Anthony and the mob money and ELQ.
Later in the week, her Llandview ties come into play. “Todd is probably the person who most upsets her, says Robin Christopher. Her reaction to him is going to be lots of fun.
In the December 4th issue of Soap Opera Digest it features an article about Sonny and Connie...
When Sonny realizes that his psychiatric team is no match for a determined Connie, he sweeps in to try to summon Kate himself. He turns on the romance, but it leads to an argument.. This duo is no stranger to heated confrontations but this one is very revealing, a huge discussion comes out of it. “If Connie is not the alter, if Connie’s the real personality, Connie and I were in love in Bensonhurst, why do you hate me.”
Connie thinks Sonny is responsible for what happened to her. If he was never in her life, she would have never been raped. It’s a moment where Sonny finally understands Connie’s mental state. He again tries to reach Kate and she does almost come out but Michael interrupts ruining the moment.
In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest it features an article about Cane's worries...
After Neil informs Cane that Devon will be working at Jabot, it rubs Cane the wrong way because Cane had to work really hard to get where he’s at with Jabot. Cane feels there’s obvious nepotism going on. Devon feels Cane’s growing concerns and try to reassure him that he’s not after anyone’s job.
Next, Cane feels demoralized when Neil asks him to show Devon around Jabot, making him miss important meetings. Cane feels Neil is dismissive toward him. Cane is concerned but Neil keeps telling him that he doesn’t have anything to worry about. Things don’t get better when Cane tries running some ideas with Neil and Neil tells him to run them by Devon when it’s only his first day.
Later, Cane voices apprehensions to Lily, telling her that he could not do his job at work because he had to show Devon around. Lily tells him her dad would never do anything like that. Cane suspects Neil hasn’t truly forgiven him about all the hurt he’s caused Lily in the past.
The newest issue of Soap Opera Digest features an article about Marlena and Kristen.
Marlena asks Brady for help in finding incriminating evidence against Kristen, but he says he thinks Kristen has changed. So Marlena breaks into Kristen's hotel room herself. She finds Kristen's tablet pc and starts looking at it, but then Kristen comes in. She and Marlena have a fight and then Brady comes in and calms things down. Kristen lets Marlena look at the file, and it's a journal entry about making amends with everyone.
Kristen calls John but surprisingly doesn't tell him what Marlena did. Marlena leaves and Brady thanks Kristen for not telling John.
Kristen then goes to church and asks Father Tobias if she may confess. Brady is also at church and overhears, despite his best judgment. When he hears what Kristen says, it furthers his opinion that she has indeed changed.
But, Brady also overhears Kristen telling Father Tobias that she's become attached to a certain person but knows these are feelings she shouldn't be having...
It has been a very transitional year for One Life to Live fan favorite, Kassie DePaiva. After still grieving the loss (as we all are) of the beloved 43-year-old soap that was misguidedly canceled by ABC, DePaiva has found some recurring guest stint arcs on General Hospital bringing her Blair Cramer over to Port Charles to deal with the drama and trauma of her daughter, Starr (Kristen Alderson) and her ex-hubby Todd, (Roger Howarth). Yet with all the fan requests, DePaiva is still not on contract at the now lone ABC Soap.
Soap Opera Uncensored chatted with DePaiva to get her thoughts on why she is not on GH long term, how she is coping with life post-One Life, and if she would like to be the actress and character that brings Victor Jr. on to the Port Charles canvas, if the powers-that-be should ever play that card. Here are some excerpts from the interview with Kassie below!
Kassie on coming to terms with the cancellation of OLTL: “Every day that goes by it becomes a little easier for me. It was really hard for me to join GH and play Blair the first time. It got better the second time. Actually, I turned down GH the second time because it was just too painful because everyone had signed a contract with GH — but me! I said, “Forget that; I’m not going there because I felt like I didn’t want to diminish a brand I felt I had developed for almost two decades — and it was too hurtful.” Also, the fans were so emotionally invested in Blair that I didn’t want to disappoint them with these short stints… but then Frank convinced me to come back. Listen, I love the work. I love working with Roger Howarth (Todd) and Kristen Alderson (Starr). But each time I visit GH, it’s less emotionally painful for me. The reality is that they are not going to ask me to stay permanently because they already have a Blair-type character on the canvas — and her name is Carly — even though we’re very different but, if you look at the palette of our characters, we are the same shade.”
Kassie on what it must be like for former OLTL Actors, such as Erika Slezak (Viki) to watch One Life continue in some way on another soap: “Llanview and Port Charles are totally different. On One Life, you wanted to watch Cristian paint in Angel Square. On GH, you have to watch your back or you’ll be shot! (Laughs) They are two different types of shows: one survived and one is missed, which is ironic since almost all of our One Life writers are penning GH so it’s not like they don’t know how to write the One Life characters. GH is just a different show and head writer Ron Carlivati has a new audience he has to write for — and that audience is not a One Life audience.”
Kassie on if Blair should find Victor Jr. and bring him to Port Charles to shock the heck out of Todd: “Of course. I mean, that was the tag of our final moment on our show. That was the biggest cliffhanger of all. It would be fantastic to play out the Victor storyline on GH, but I’m not the writer. I don’t know what’s in store for GH. They have a huge cast of characters. I do know that Ron is bringing a lot of old heroes and villains from GH’s past, which I think will be fun to watch. But I have no idea if ABC is even going to continue to invest in GH. But I adore Trevor St. John (Victor Jr.)! I’ve probably laughed harder with Trevor and Dan Gauthier (Ex-Kevin Buchanan) in my 19 years on the show than with anyone else. We’d sit in the dressing room learning our lines and laugh our butts off! We were just silly. I love both those guys. I think Trevor is a movie star. He’s so talented.”
In a hilarious and spoofy new episode of the hit web series, Fumbling Thru The Pieces starring Hillary B. Smith (Ex-Nora, OLTL), several of the key characters are heartbroken when Shara (Diane Delano) receives a disturbing text that One Life to Live has been canceled!
Next, Barb (Tara Chocol Joyce) and Jesse (Kelsey Robinson) commiserate with Shara over losing their beloved characters in particular, Bo and Nora (with Hillary B. Smith standing right there in the form of Ellie from “Fumbling”), Clint and Viki, and Dorian! Even Ellie’s husband Vince (Robert Maffia) we learn has a deeply rooted connection and affection for One Life to Live.
As the gals feel the loss of One Life to Live they also reveal All My Children has been axed too! One of the funnier moments happens when Jesse says, “Just a tad” and Shara says, “Tad! No more Tad Martin!” All the while, Hillary as Ellie is the one character who could care less about the soaps!
10. Your Mom's A Looker, But She's A Hooker
Ridge's half-brother, Nick Marone, had taken control of Forrester, which Stephanie wanted to restore to Eric. So Stephanie did some snooping and found out that Nick's mother, Jackie, had once turned tricks to keep food on the table. Hoping to sabotage Nick's Forrester fashion show, Stephanie located a former client of Jackie's and put him on the runway for the show's finale, exposing Jackie's sordid past to the world. Stephanie spelled out "HO" for the Future long before granddaughter Steffy did.
9. What A Shot In The Arm
Stephen Logan was tired of Stephanie always hating on his daughters. So he romanced bipolar Pam, got her off her meds, and arranged to have Pam shoot Stephanie. But when Pam regained enough of her senses to stop herself from offing her sister, Stephanie grabbed the gun and pointed it at Stephen, grinning, "Say hi to Beth for me." Even though Stephanie "only" shot Stephen in the arm, it was a helluva way to settle a family feud.
8. Your Kids Are My Kids
When "evidence" surfaced claiming Brooke paid off a doctor to say Bridget was Ridge's daughter and not Eric's, Stephanie stepped up her vendetta against Brooke and shamed her into leaving town. And after Brooke neglected to call Rick and Bridget one night, Stephanie (not knowing Brooke was suffering from brief reactive psychosis) marched into court to have the children removed from Brooke's custody, even moving them into her home. Stephanie capped her maternal display by having Brooke arrested when she returned and spent time with her own kids. And Ridge and Thorne thought they'd had it rough.
7. Really, You Shouldn't Have
Bridget had already forgiven her mother, Brooke, for sleeping with her husband, Deacon. But Stephanie went on alert when Brooke showed an interest in Nick Marone, another of Bridget's paramours. Inviting Brooke to her home, Stephanie gifted Brooke with a fancy box -- a box that contained a loaded gun. Stephanie suggested that everyone would be better off if Brooke took the gun and shot herself. Instead, Brooke took a shot at Stephanie. Well, it's the thought that counts.
6. Tea For Two, But None For me
Long before Brooke, Stephanie had another target in her war against the women in Ridge's life: Morgan DeWitt. Stephanie forced a teenaged Morgan to abort Ridge's baby, then sent her away. Later, when an unstable Morgan resurfaced and tricked the married Ridge into getting her pregnant again, Stephanie sweetly offered Morgan some tea -- laced with a drug intended to trigger a miscarriage. Morgan's eventual tumble down Taylor's staircase accomplished that, but Stephanie's brief turn as the evil queen in Snow White was a close second.
5. Big Bear Cabin or Bates Motel?
Brooke had already been involved with Stephanie's husband, Eric, and Stephanie's son, Ridge. But Stephanie really went "psycho" when Brooke took up with Stephanie's number two son, Thorne. Stephanie lured Brooke to the family cabin in Big Bear, where she proceeded to slap and punch Brooke before choking her and threatening her with a fire poker. It was easily La Forrester's most violent moment in 25 years on B&B. Good thing Brooke didn't try to take a shower.
4. Hit Him Where It Hurts
Stephanie was understandably torqued when she found paperwork that revealed she was the true owner of Forrester Creations, and that Eric had kept it a secret for decades. Viewers knew that Eric was in for it, but what we didn't expect was that Stephanie would introduce her knee to Eric's baby-makers. Eric may have had it coming for his deception, and perhaps even his dalliances with Brooke, Sheila, and Lauren, but talk about hitting below the belt!
3. It Ain't Exactly A Love Connection
Stephanie made a grab for Brooke's younger kids, Hope and R.J., when Brooke unwittingly left them alone for the night. To distract Brooke from the custody battle, Stephanie sicced the handsome Andy Johnson on Brooke, giving the man Brooke's address and telling him where to find her spare key. But the scheme backfired horrifically when Andy raped Brooke in her own home. Stephanie went out of her way to apologize afterwards, but Brooke -- and most of the audience -- couldn't forget that Stephanie had set the wheels in motion for the brutal attack.
2. I Have A Berry Good Idea
Stephanie and Brooke had finally made peace when Stephanie was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. But then Stephanie heard that Brooke and her stepson, Thomas, had gotten high on psychedelic berries while stranded on a deserted island, and shockingly used the event to finally get Brooke away from Ridge. Stephanie promised a gullible Thomas her 25% stake in Forrester Creations if Thomas lied and said he'd had sex with Brooke. He did, Brooke's marriage was destroyed, and Ridge was set to remarry Taylor, until Dayzee convinced Stephanie to confess. Perhaps Brooke was better off as Stephanie's enemy after all!
1. Have A Heart…Attack
Taylor had come back from the dead, wanting to reunite with Ridge. But Stephanie's usual badgering wasn't working, so she bribed a doctor into helping her fake a heart attack. Stephanie's family rushed to her side, and Ridge predictably went back to Taylor to keep his mother happy. But Brooke smelled a rat and confronted Stephanie in the hospital, yanking her life support and daring Stephanie to die! When the truth came out, the Forresters turned their back on their queen, because they knew what every fan knew -- that the scheme had been the most evil thing Stephanie Forrester had ever done.
After David accidentally spilled Libidozone in the punch at Ryan's IncredibleDreams.com party, total chaos erupted. Leo, with Laura's help, made Greenlee extremely jealous. With only Bianca looking on, Greenlee pushed Laura off the boat. Bianca fainted dead away when Laura hit the water. Luckily, Eliot was called out to the deck, and he dove into the icy waters to save the young woman. Greenlee later threatened to expose Bianca's lesbianism if she blabbed about what she had seen. Leslie seduced Tad. Adam and Liza got engaged. Hayley walked in on Mateo and Arlene having sex. Hayley confronted her mother and strangled her. When Hayley returned to the spot where she had "killed" Arlene, Arlene was gone. Cured by the Libidozone, Gillian and Jake made love. Ryan walked in on them and forced Gillian to admit that she still loved him. Alex disappeared, and Dimitri accused Edmund of being responsible.
Andy accepted John's offer to move in with him, infuriating Kim. After Ben declared Molly's medical tests were all normal, a relieved Jake admitted to Molly that he was in love with her. Denise prepared to resign from WOAK. Isaac apologized to Denise for kissing her, and Andy later tackled him, but he mistakenly believed Andy was hurting Denise. Holden spent time with Rose and Joe.
Visiting Amber, Taylor tried to counsel her into thinking twice before marrying C.J. when she still had feelings for Rick. Seeing how desperate the fashion clans were over his son, Deacon had second thoughts about signing the custody papers so quickly. Clarke informed an agitated Ridge that he knew Ridge was the father of Morgan's baby and that it was only a matter of time before Taylor knew as well.
Bo and Jennifer buried a friend or foe at sea and then dealt with another life-threatening emergency. Marlena lost her cool with everyone. Brady became a fugitive -- with Roman, Abe, and John on his trail. Belle couldn't remember anything about the accident. Nancy's tough love act as substitute host for the Dr. Marlena Show made a big hit in the ratings, and she couldn't wait to tell the entire hospital of her newfound success. Hattie underwent plastic surgery and had a disturbing encounter with Marlena. Belle was released from the hospital. At Thanksgiving dinner, Philip blasted Victor about why he hadn't married Kate and his insensitivity toward her. Brandon was forced to make love to Angela, as Sami and Nicole worked on Lucas.
Chloe told Stefan that she had dreamed of Helena and the Ice Princess. Stefan later realized Chloe was going blind and arranged an "escape" from the island. Scott pulled Laura into a kiss when she told him of her successful deal with Sonny. Nikolas invited Lucky, Liz, Juan, and Emily to Gia's for Thanksgiving dinner.
Cassie was devastated by Richard's accusations of her infidelity. Edmund played victim to Richard's suspicions of his possible involvement, but later seemed to have evidence linking him to the events. Claire got the boot from the Bauers, and was invited to live at the Spaulding mansion, much to Phillip's displeasure. Marah and Shane overheard Reva and Josh arguing about Josh's upcoming marriage to Olivia. The teens prepared for their concert as Catalina was sandbagged into joining them and keeping it a secret from Reva.
Roseanne lost all her money and tried to borrow some from Cris. Jessica and Will made love. Todd had Blair wash off the gunpowder residue and then called an ambulance. Cris accepted R.J.'s job offer. "Conscience Nora" tried to convince Lindsay to tell Bo the truth about Asa. Colin demanded money from Lindsay. Todd and Blair were questioned about the shooting, but their residue tests were negative. Todd planted the gun in Skye's room. Lindsay demanded $500,000 from Asa. Rae told Sykes she had seen Skye outside Asa's house. Ben was still worried for his and Viki's safety. Sam warned Colin to stay away from Nora. Lindsay and Nora decided to co-host Thanksgiving dinner.
Julian, Rebecca, and Gwen stopped Theresa from seeing Ethan. Luis, overcome with emotion, held Sheridan close as they professed their love for one another. Hank approached, and Luis went to tell him Sheridan was alive, but when he stepped aside, Sheridan was gone. Julian ensured that the newspaper headline had Ethan blaming Luis and Sam for Sheridan's death. Sam was upset to learn that the prints on the gun didn't match Pierre's. Hecuba put Kay's life in jeopardy. Theresa and Ethan talked alone, and cleared up all the miscommunication between them. Gwen set up Luis to see Ethan and Theresa together.
Cassie's tests for tuberculosis were negative, but she still needed to take antibiotics to get rid of any further infections. Nina's novel would be published. Carter took Nick's ATM card and knew his PIN number. Carter planned ahead before he headed to Milwaukee. He called Warton to make the arrangements under Nick's name in order to frame Nick. Tomas was going to have Thanksgiving dinner at his place and invited Paul, Chris, Mary, Ryan, Phillip, and Tricia as well. Carter thought Tricia should get even with Victoria before she handed in the towel. Neil found out it was Nikki who had saved Jabot with the other $35 million. He gave Victoria 24 hours to tell Victor before he did. Paul and Christine decided stay in Genoa City to be with Mary for the holidays. Christine had a cruise planned, but Paul ruined the idea. Nikki thought Diane was using her child as a weapon toward Victor. Diane knew that it was Victor's baby and he would be involved in its life, whether he liked it or not. Tricia sneaked out of Carter's fire escape while Nick paid Carter an early visit before they left for Milwaukee. Victoria hoped that the time Nikki spent with Victor was precious because once Victor found out the news, all hell would break loose. Brad vowed to get revenge on Victor for ruining his wedding day. Mary stopped by Nina's place and felt family and friends should get involved in changing Christine's mind about having a baby.
Monday, November 26
Sami and Rafe find a family planning website on Gabi's computer and fear she's about to terminate her pregnancy.
Gabi waits for her abortion to begin at the clinic.
Will has seconds thoughts about Gabi's decision.
Eric tells Hope he thinks Nicole can change.
Nicole apologizes to Jennifer for everything she did to her.
Daniel explains all about the clinical trial Jennifer discovered to help his hand tremors to Maggie.
Maggie confronts Jennifer about pressuring Daniel.
Nicole attempts to make amends with Daniel, but is unable to go through with it.
Daniel thanks Jennifer, admitting he's ready to give the clinical trial a try.
DVR Alert: Sami and Rafe arrive at the clinic just as a teary-eyed Gabi emerges from the back.
Tuesday, November 27
Gabi admits she couldn't go through with the abortion, much to Rafe's relief.
Will is about to confess he's the father of Gabi's child, when Nick arrives and whisks her off.
Nick confronts Gabi about Chad being her baby's father.
Chad interrupts Nick and Gabi's tense moment, and Gabi fears Nick's about to make a huge mistake.
Kristen is thrilled, when John professes his belief in her redemption.
Marlena learns that Brady shares John's views regarding Kristen.
Kate tracks down Stefano at a European cafe and confronts him about their divorce.
DVR Alert: Marlena breaks into Kristen's hotel room looking for evidence against her and is caught red handed.
Wednesday, November 28
Rafe show up at Sami's office with flowers and is stunned to learn EJ is her new boss.
Sami tells Rafe she can handle EJ, but he has serious doubts.
Will arrives and stops Nick from revealing Gabi's pregnancy secret to Chad.
After Chad leaves, Will blurts out that he's the father of Gabi's child.
EJ encourages Chad to get back at Gabi.
Kristen chastises Marlena for breaking into her room.
Brady interrupts Kristen and Marlena's spat and convinces Kristen not to call the police.
Kristen phones John, ready to spill all about Marlena.
DVR Alert: Nick insists that Will and Gabi can't tell anyone the truth about the baby; not even Sonny.
Thursday, November 29
Brady is grateful, when Kristen decides not to rat out Marlena to John.
Kristen and Brady share a moment that affects them both.
Kayla and Roman are surprised when Hope reveals Caroline and Bo have made an early return from the Alzheimer's clinic.
Caroline breaks down in tears, while reuniting with Eric, making him worry she isn't as well as she claimed.
Marlena decides not to tell John about her encounter with Kristen.
Nicole can't keep help but hold out hope for Daniel, when Abigail confirms that he and Jennifer aren't a couple.
Daniel heads to the specialist, ready to begin injections for his hand tremors.
Realizing how risky the procedure can be, Maggie orders Jennifer to stop Daniel.
DVR Alert: Brady eavesdrops on Kristen's confession to Father Tobias.
Friday, November 30
Kristen confesses she caught Marlena snooping in her hotel room, but didn't call the police because "someone amazing" stopped her.
After admitting the feelings she's having are wrong, Kristen rushes off and Brady follows.
Brady arrives at Kristen's hotel room, and the twosome lock eyes.
Caroline tells Eric about switching Parker's paternity test and how she never made proper amends with Daniel.
Daniel has second thoughts about his procedure, until Jennifer arrives and offers her encouragement, and he decides to proceed.
Caroline apologizes to Daniel, and he forgives her.
Daniel receives the diagnostic test from his hand treatment and learns it was a failure.
Sonny questions Will about what's troubling him, but Will won't explain, noting he made a promise to Gabi.
DVR Alert:: Nick comes up with a solution to Gabi's predicament: marry him and tell everyone the baby is his.
11/26, Edward's will is read; Sam believes Jason may not be alive; Maxie confides in Lulu about Spinelli.
(Keeping a Secret)
11/27, Duke hopes Johnny will keep Duke's bad habit a secret; Felicia confronts Anna about her personal life.
11/28, Carly gives Todd some shocking news; Lulu has second thoughts about Maxie's proposal.
11/29, Lulu and Dante want to know if Maxie is sure of her decision; Molly informs TJ about her book.
11/30, Anna makes plans for a romantic weekend away with Duke; Alexis learns that Shawn has been helping Sonny.
11/26, Stephanie says her last words; Brooke receives a special present from Stephanie; Katie begins taking Taylor's advice.
(Realizing her Problem)
11/27, Katie takes a positive turn in her life; Eric and Pam deal with Stephanie's passing.
11/28, Bill and Brooke are shocked by Katie's return; Stephanie's loved ones comfort one another.
11/29, Bill throws a party for Katie; Caroline overhears a private conversation.
11/30, Rick wants Caroline to keep quiet about new information that she just learned; Steffy questions Bill about his feelings for Brooke.
11/26,Nina says farewell to Paul; Avery and Nick's relationship intensifies.
11/27, Cane and Neil argue at work; Kevin's announcement shocks Chloe.
11/28,Phyllis becomes concerned with Jack's behavior; Jill delivers Chloe some questionable advice.
11/29, Victor's revelation upsets Victoria; Fen tries to avoid Michael's questions.
11/30, Cane warns Jill to keep her distance from Tucker; Chelsea threatens to reveal Sharon's secrets.
The UK fashion icon showcased the hottest denim fashions,
styled by Vogue Fashion Editor Francesca Burns.
The 22-year-old model daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates showed off her boobs and a new cropped haircut as she was snapped in denimwear on a beach in Miami, Florida.
Pixie, who has featured in campaigns for big name brands including Levi’s and Agent Provocateur, laughed and joked during the shoot.
Pixie struck her best poses as she stood in shallow water as the sand met the sea. The exuberant model didn't appear to have any inhibitions and showed off plenty of playful stances for the photographer.
In one picture Pixie was seen throwing a thumbs up sign for the camera while in another she was seen lifting one hand high into the air.
As well as showing off plenty of her shape, Pixie was also debuting a shorter hairstyle, a cropped looked that can be tricky to pull off.
But with her delicate features Pixie worked the look, which suits her outgoing personality.
The short style boasted an uneven fringe and Pixie was seen showing off the style with both dry and wet hair.
The singer was seen clothed in a number of different denim outfits including just a pair of jeans which left the most flesh on show.
Pixie went topless in jeans a pair of jeans and in a pair of high-waisted shorts with only a waistcoat for a cover-up.
Another outfit consisted of an a-line strapless denim dress with pocket detail while a third showed off a cropped top and a pair of high waisted baggy jeans.
After showing off the denimwear Pixie slipped into a fifties style swimsuit, that boasted a cute cherry print.
And it seems that all the modelling had not depleted her energy supplies as she was seen running around the sand in the swimwear.
Pixie posted a message to Twitter that read: 'Had so much fun on shoot with @franburnslondon in Miami! Hair cut and beach! Ideal!'
As well as modelling Pixie is also concentrating on singing with her band Violet.
The daughter of Sir Bob Gelfof and the late Paula Yates took to the stage at the opening party of Sushisamba at Heron Tower last Tuesday and wowed the crowds with her voice at the bash.
His Dallas co-stars Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy, who played his wife Sue Ellen and brother Bobby, were at his bedside, The Sun newspaper reports.
Among those confirming the death were Linda Gray's agent, Jeffrey Lane, The Dallas Morning News said.
Hagman had a liver transplant in 1995 after years of alcoholism. He revealed how he used to down bottles of champagne on the Dallas set.
He married Maj Axelsson in 1954 and the couple had two children.
X Factor’s Rylan Clark has been tipped to take part in Eurovision next year!
Bookies are taking bets that the 23-year-old from Essex will be representing the UK in next year’s competition, following in the steps of Jedward.
Bookmakers are also taking bets on a Rylan and Gary Barlow duet if the wacky performer gets through to next month’s Manchester final.
Rylan has been stressing his desire to duet with Gary Barlow if he were to make the X Factor final and William Hill are offering 50/1 that he performs ‘Rylan Style’ with the Take That star at the final.
It is 10/1 that ‘Rylan Style’ tops the charts and 16/1 that the flamboyant Essex boy represents the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.
Christopher Maloney left Twitter yesterday after hoards of abuse from followers on the Social Networking site. Despite this he is 7/1 to win the show and odds on to make the final at 4/6. Jahmene Douglas is the 4/5 favourite to win with James Arthur 2/1.
“Rylan has really turned the public opinion of him since the live shows started, a number one record may not be far off and we are hearing chat that a Eurovision stint is a possibility,” said William Hill spokesman Mark Young.
Jahmene Douglas remains the favourite to win the show, ahead of James Arthur following his bottom two placing last weekend.
Christopher Maloney looks set to join the pair in the final, with Union J and Rylan at risk at the next eliminations.
X Factor 2012 Winner odds: 4/5 Jahmene Douglas, 2/1 James Arthur, 7/1 Christopher Maloney, 12/1 Union J, 16/1 Rylan Clark
WWE star Cody Rhodes is to marry Brandi Reed who was signed to a WWE developmental contract in 2011 accompanying Lucky Cannon to the ring at a FCW house shows before being called up to the main roster as a ring announcer for NXT and Superstars. She asked for her release in December of 2011.
Reed announced their engagement via Twitter:
I'm sorry rocksaltme .... I still love u
This year they have more to be thankful than ever before, as Beyoncé and Jay-Z welcomed their baby girl Blue Ivy into the world in January.
And the Crazy in Love singer, 31, decided to share her and 42-year-old Jay-Z's joy with her fans by tweeting a couple of gorgeous shots of them with the beautiful child.
The proud mother uploaded a picture of her kissing Blue's forehead to her website.
Mother and daughter were both appropriately glad in blue, and the darling girl's face was protected from too much scrutiny as she faced away from the camera.
She also added another artistic vignette showing her rapper husband carrying the precious cargo through what appeared to an orchard.
A black and white treatment was used for this one, and you could just make out Blue's face in the distance.
The former Destiny's Child star also posted a Thanksgiving message to her fans, which started: 'From my family to yours.'
But it's not just the three of them.
Her sister Solange Knowles recently spoke about the family's close bond.
She said her eight-year-old son Julez with ex-husband Daniel Smith is like a sibling to little Blue.
Solange told New York Magazine: 'Blue comes over, I babysit. Beyonce takes Julez sometimes for the weekend. Blue and Julez are going to grow up more like sister and brother than cousins.'
Beyonce has had a fairly low-key year following Blue's birth but she's set to return to the spotlight in a big way when she performs at the Superbowl next February.
The star and husband Jay-Z were spotted at the Brooklyn Nets basketball game in New York together on Friday.
She and Adele are masters of baby shielding tbh.
Nude, the third scent from the pop diva, has already been unveiled online via Rihanna's twitter account, the star telling her followers - "Make sure you smell sexy, especially naked, this fall."
After her whistlestop 777 tour, the pop princess launches her 'Nude' perfume in New York City.
Nude, the third fragrance by pop star Rihanna is set to launch Black Friday, the day after the Thanksgiving public holiday.
Nude has already been unveiled online via Rihanna's twitter account, the star telling her followers - "Make sure you smell sexy, especially naked, this fall."
The star's perfume site and other sources have limited information on pricing, but Rihanna's last scent Rebelle currently retails at Macy's at $59.00 for the 3.4 oz. bottle. Fans will also expect to indulge in the Nude bath and shower gel and scented body lotion.
Rihanna has recently returned from a rapid world publicity tour, called 777 (seven shows in seven countries in seven days), for her latest album Unapologetic. The singer's single "Diamonds" has already gone straight to number one around the world while the album is expected to shoot to the top of the Billboard 200 by Sunday.
Black Friday has become a shopping institution, with retaillers offering heavy discounts and opening early in order to boost sales before the holiday season.
Feel free to turn this into a beauty / fragrance post also share your black friday stories ONTD
Anna Kendrick talks working with Jake Gyllenhaal, style secrets and girls' nights in with GLAMOUR as she promotes amazing new movie End Of Watch.
GLAMOUR.COM End Of Watch is a real edge-of-your-seat film - did you know as soon as you read the script that you would have to be involved with it?
ANNA KENDRICK: Yeah, you know it's funny, even with really good scripts I find that I end up moving around the house a lot and in between scenes I'll make myself a coffee, you know, fidget and this one was really unique in that the second that I started reading it I was pinned to the spot where I started reading it, and stayed there the entire time, it was such a page turner. It was so exciting and so different and yeah, I basically called my agent immediately and was really excited about getting involved.
G: There are a lot of action scenes, but Janet's story really gives it grounding, especially in the scene when you're recording a message for Jake's character, how much was that improvised?
A: It was an interesting process because we had a lot of freedom, and David encouraged us to which added to the realism of the film but what ended up in the movie was at least 90% his words, you know, it was such a tight script and so well-written, we found more and more that it could exist just exactly as it was on paper, and, yeah, there were little moments that he added here and there, but that monologue in front of the camera, was, believe it or not, all written by big, tough David.
G: How important do you think Janet's story is to the film?
A: I mean definitely, I felt a tremendous sense of responsibility for grounding the world that these men exist in, because that's what was part of the appeal when I read the script and that was something I said to my agent, I remember reading the script, normally playing the wife or girlfriend wouldn't be interesting, but in the context of this film they really give so much heart to these men and it makes it feel like these men aren't just a badge, or a number or a statistic, you know, they don't exist in a vacuum, they're really putting families on the line and their lives on the line.
G: Having said all that, was it really manly on set?
A: Yeah, I think so. But weirdly Jake and Michael and David are such gentlemen at heart that they were so on their best behaviour when the women were around, so it was a nice combination of both. They were definitely this beautiful little boys club, but at the same time they were really concerned about making sure that Natalie and I were comfortable and had everything we needed, it was really sweet.
G: What was it like working closely with Jake?
A: He's incredible, I think he really has a knack for understanding other actors and what they need and he's incredibly supportive and he was really protective of me on set and you know in this lovely way, where life kind of imitates art, the first scene I shot with him was the scene when I meet his friends for the first time and it really felt like I was meeting my boyfriend's friends because they had been working together for a really long time and I really felt like I had to prove myself to them, and at the same time Jake felt like he really had to watch out for me so, yeah, it was really lovely.
G: When you're portraying a relationship like that, a relationship in the early days, how do you rehearse for something like that, how did you go about that with Jake?
A: Um, actually our rehearsal period was really unique and perfect. David wrote a scene that we never intended to shoot for the movie that was our first date, and how we met and we rehearsed that scene over and over again even though we never planned to shoot. And so then it felt everything moving forward had a real timeline and a real base of reality.
G: They should have included that in the film!
A: I know! It was just one of those things where everything had to be based more or less around Sam's footage so there was no way that we could have recorded the first date without Sam freaking out!
G: How do you think Michael and Jake keep the audience on their side? Because even though they're the good guys of the film they do some pretty questionable things.
A: Absolutely, but I think that's exactly part of it, first of all, their chemistry is amazing and they really show how much they believe in doing the right thing and I think that puts you on their side. But I think that they make mistakes and they make decisions that are little questionable every now and then makes you feel for them because you realise that they're not perfect, it really humanizes them.
G: There's an amazing dance scene at Brian's and Janet's wedding, was that fun to film?
A: Yeah, it was kinda fun, it was little embarrassing but it was pretty fun. But Jake was so reluctant to do it, and so grumpy about it that I felt like I had to rally and be, like, the Mom who's like 'Come on, it'll be fun! I'll give you a snack afterwards if you do it!"
G: Well he looks like he's having a great time, so you did a good job…
A: Well, yeah, he's a great actor!
G: What do you want people to take from End Of Watch, what did you take from the film watching it completed?
A: It obviously takes place in the world of the LAPD and the stuff that they come up against every day but I think it's about family, it's about who you choose to surround yourself with and it's the family you choose as an adult, you know, it's a universal theme.
G: So, we're excited about the last Twilight film coming out - is it weird that you're not in this one for the first time?
A: More than anything, I feel like I'm just excited to see the movie, I didn't have that little window into what it was going to be, I wasn't on set for any of those days so I'm really psyched to see the movie.
G: So you'll be watching this one as more of a fan?
A: Oh, absolutely.
G: When it comes to this side of promoting a film do you enjoy the premiers and getting dressed up for it?
A: It's funny, it's kind of a pain in the butt and it's a little stressful, you try and wear the right things and look your best, and it's always a little bit of pressure. But with this one, it was weirdly kind of nice, Jake's so nice and he's so sensitive to women so like every time America Ferrera, Cody Horn, Natalie Martinez and I would show up for a premier he would be amazed that we would look so beautiful and complimenting us. He's really good about it, he's one of those guys that you're like, 'Your Mom raised you right'. So this one was weirdly fun because Jake and Michael were so impressed that we scrubbed up so nicely.
G: You've worn some amazing dresses over the years, what are your style rules when it comes to dressing up for the red carpet or do you just put your trust in the stylist?
A: I guess I like having somebody there to push me out of my comfort zone because it was left to me I would just wear little black dresses all the time, so I definitely have opinions but I like having someone there I trust to say every now and again, you can wear a long dress or you can wear something with no back, and we will manage to find a bra that will fit that, it's going to be okay.
G: What advice would you give to petite girls?
A: I guess the thing I've learnt from starting this whole red carpet stuff, is that everything you buy you should get tailored. Which is really annoying but I never knew what a big difference it made, I always thought things fit me but then I tried something on that actually fit and was like, 'oh no'! So, yeah, I mean I am tiny, I am 5'2, so I think getting stuff tailored is a thing, like getting sleeves taken in, I never knew was a thing that people did. So, yeah, that's been a learning curve.
G: Do you have a style icon?
A: Cate Blanchett, I think there's never a moment where she doesn't look like the coolest person on the planet.
G: What does your beauty regime consist of? If you were going to have a girls pampering night in, what would you do?
A: I got this Arcona Wine hydrating mask, and I always have extra pairs of really fuzzy slippers around so if friends come over, they can slip those on.
G: And what's up next for you, after End of Watch?
A:Pitch Perfect comes out in, I think, December in the UK and that's like this crazy a capella movie I did, and then after that I filmed a comedy with Miles Teller and Bryan Cranston called Get a Job and then I did an improv movie called Drinking Buddies with Olivia Wilde with Ron Livingston and Jake Johnson.
End Of Watch is out 23 November 2012
Bonus: the Annas being qt on Thanksgiving
& a new/old interview on the "Pitch Perfect" set
Walking with Mike in Toluca Lake October 27th
With Luca leaving her Mom's House
Leaving Yoga Class in LA October 28th
Walking with Luca in Hollywood October 28th
Going out to lunch with Luca in Los Angeles October 31st
After voting in Beverly Hills with her mom Susan November 6th
At Pilates in Los Angeles November 6th
Leaving Bristol Farms with Luca November 11th
At Babies First Class in Hollywood November 14th
Heading to Canada with Luca and Mike November 15th
Going to Pilates in Studio City November 20th
There’s a few viral images out there from Texas Chainsaw 3D, which continues the legendary story of the homicidal Sawyer family, picking up where Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic left off in Newt, Texas, where for decades people went missing without a trace.
Included are a newspaper clipping that ties the events of the first film to this sequel, and a simulated artist’s rendering of some gloves that Ed Gein – the real-life serial killer inspiration behind Leatherface – fashioned out of human skin. There’s also a look at an apparently forbidden evidence box.
In theaters January 4, 2013, the slasher is being directed by John Luessenhop from a screenplay by Adam Marcus, Debra Sullivan and Kirsten Elms. Dan Yeager, John Dugan, Bill Moseley, Alexandra Daddario, Sue Rock, Tania Raymonde, Scott Eastwood, Gunnar Hansen, Tobe Hooper, Paul Rae, Keram Malicki-Sánchez, Ritchie Montgomery, Trey Songz, Marilyn Burns (The original final girl), Shaun Sipos, Thom Barry and Richard Riehle star. It’s been rated “R” by the MPAA for “strong, grisly violence and language throughout.”
The original film was the scariest film I had ever seen as a child, but I think after seeing all of the sequels and remakes I'm not too excited to see this new film. Plus, these viral images are pretty boring. My Sidney Prescott tumblr is better than this crap! What are you favorite viral marketing campaigns for horror movies? I really liked when The Ring (2002) sent out the cursed videos on VHS.
The star-studded musical is the first film directed by British filmmaker Tom Hooper since he won the best director Oscar for 'The King's Speech' two years ago.
Universal's highly-anticipated awards contender Les Miserables, the first film directed by British filmmaker Tom Hooper since he won the best director Oscar for The King's Speech two years ago, screened for the first time on Friday afternoon at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. No movie musical has seriously contended for the best picture Oscar since Chicago (2002) won it a decade ago, though several have tried, including The Phantom of the Opera (2004), The Producers (2005), Rent (2005), Dreamgirls (2006),Hairspray (2007), Mamma Mia! (2008), and Nine (2009). But, judging by the loud applause that followed every one of this one's big numbers -- which were performed byHugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Samantha Barks, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen, respectively -- and the raucous standing ovation that the film and its key talent received once its credits started to roll, that could certainly change this year. At the very least, Les Mis joins Argo, Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook in the top echelon of this year's contenders, and puts Universal back in the thick of the race for the first time sinceFrost/Nixon (2008) was in contention five seasons ago.
At about 3 p.m. EST, Hooper came out before the packed house to introduce the film, and told the crowd that he had only finished working on the film at 2 a.m. on Wednesday morning. "You are the very first people to see the film," he said to cheers. He then noted that The King's Speech had begun its theatrical rollout on Thanksgiving weekend two years ago, and that last night, at his first Thanksgiving dinner, everyone was asked what they were grateful for. He said that he can now say, "I'm grateful that I finished it [the film]... I'm grateful to the thousands of people who have been on this journey, particularly the wonderful cast... and I'm grateful to Victor Hugo[who wrote the novel upon which the Broadway play upon which the film is derived], who unfortunately can't be with us."
When the film finished roughly two hours later, Hooper was joined on-stage by several unannounced special guests -- Hathaway, Redmayne, Seyfried, and Barks -- for a Q&A moderated by Columbia University's Annette Insdorf.
Journalists in attendance at the screening had to agree not to review the film, but can offer general reactions. Mine:
Obligatory: Ian McKellen needs a tag like 10 years ago