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    MTV has given us our first look at the new additions to The Hobbit POP! Vinyl figures from Funko. In this assortment we get 2 larger 6” Smaug Vinyls with varying eye colours. Also included in the wave are Sauron and Tauriel. Look for these figures on shelves next month!











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    TORONTO - Comedy talk show host Jon Stewart is pulling for Olivia Chow.

    The Daily Show political satirist championed the mayoral candidate on the TIFF red carpet for Monday’s premiere of Rosewater. The first film he directed and co-wrote, Rosewater is about a journalist who was detained in Iran for more than 100 days and brutally interrogated in prison.

    “From what I’ve read and seen about (Mayor) Rob Ford, there are some skeletons,” Stewart said at the Princess of Wales Theatre. “I haven’t been (to City Hall) yet ... but I’m going to go.”

    Chow said she was flattered by Stewart’s endorsement and “won’t disappoint” him.

    “Of course, he’s right,” she said. “I’m the only progressive candidate and that’s in line with what he has been talking about in the States.”

    Stewart, according to other media reports, had made similar remarks Sunday during a Mavericks panel at TIFF.

    Chow said she is a fan of Stewart and has watched The Daily Show and picked up his books in the past. She said she has been amused by his commentary on Ford.

    “He has been very progressive in his approach in an entertaining way, and I think his prediction (of me making a comeback) is correct,” she said of Stewart. “I’ve laughed many times on his various reports on Ford.”

    Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari spent five months imprisoned in solitary confinement in Iran after he was accused of being a spy. Bahari had covered Iran’s controversial elections in 2009 and taped a spoof interview with comic Jason Jones that aired on The Daily Show.

    “Whenever I say that I spent 170 days in solitary confinement, people ask me if I was also tortured and I tell them, ‘That is a redundant question,’ because solitary confinement is the worst kind of torture,” Bahari said.

    Gael Garcia Bernal, who portrays Bahari in the film, said the most disturbing thing he realized while in the shoes of a detained journalist is “this kind of thing happens all over the world. It’s not only subject to tyrannical regimes.”

    Rosewater is on Chow’s TIFF movie list, but she has not yet seen it.

    “Journalists that put their lives on the line to tell the truth and to give us a fair account of what is happening — their story needs to be told,” she said. “Solitary confinement for all these years is a very tough ordeal, so I’m glad Jon Stewart is telling that story.”

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    Rob Ford is 'best mayor in Toronto history' says Mike Tyson
    'I'm not going to comment on his personal life,' says Toronto mayor of former boxer




    Mike Tyson declared Rob Ford the "best mayor in Toronto history" on Tuesday at an unexpected meeting at city hall.

    Mayor Rob Ford tweeted this picture of his meeting with former boxer Mike Tyson at Toronto City Hall.

    The mayor and former boxing champion spoke to reporters, after a brief closed-door meeting, about their shared experience with scandal, personal problems and the media. "We're cut from the same cloth," said Ford.

    Tyson said Ford's problems are no different from anyone else's, except that he is in the media's spotlight.

    "He has a troubled past because he has 24-hour surveillance of the press," said Tyson of Ford. "Do you prefer him to be a guy who's clean-cut but behind the doors you never know what he's doing?"

    Tyson said he prefers to know what the mayor's problems are, rather than have those problems hidden from the public eye.

    Tyson is on tour for his one-man show, Undisputed Truth. He was in Toronto on Tuesday for his appearance at the Air Canada Centre. (Stephen Flood/The Express-Times/Associated Press)

    He ended the brief scrum by announcing that Ford is "the best mayor in Toronto history."

    Ford earlier said he "idolized" and "respected" Tyson.

    Tyson is in town for his one-man show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, at the Air Canada Centre, and phoned the mayor for a meeting.

    Tyson was arrested in 1991 on rape charges in Indiana. He was found guilty in 1992 and served three years in prison.

    "I'm not going to comment on his personal life," said Ford, earlier in the day, when asked about meeting the ex-convict. "I've never met the man. I'm interested in what he has to say."

    Tyson is considered one of the greatest heavyweight boxers to ever get in the ring.

    He famously bit off part of Evander Holyfield's ear in a 1997 bout.

    Since Tyson's retirement from professional boxing, the New York native has appeared in films like The Hangover and embarked on his live tour.

    Ford has met with with many celebrities and sports stars, including other former professional boxers such as Canadians George Chuvalo and Charles (Spider) Jones, who have both endorsed him in past.

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    Singer-songwriter Lady Gaga is pop's greatest provocateur; Tony Bennett is the last of the old-school crooners. But they've found much in common on their new album



    At Joanne Trattoria on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, they serve their family-style cuisine with a side order of Italian-American jazz. This particular summer afternoon the atmosphere at Lady Gaga’s parents’ restaurant is distinctly relaxed. The lunchtime rush is over – some Japanese fans, busy having their photograph taken at their table, are the only other patrons – and both Joe and Cynthia Germanotta happen to be in the house. They’re extremely hospitable, both as my host and hostess, and as the proud mother and father of Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, the biggest pop star in the world.


    “You know,” says Mr Germanotta of his elder daughter, “she won a jazz competition when she was about 14 or 15. That was her roots: she was trained in jazz. It’s a great foundation for singing.”

    Another foundation was supplied in the family home. “Oh sure I played Tony Bennett at home,” adds the hearty proprietor, as proud an Italian New Yorker as they come. “Especially when you’re in the restaurant business, you put him on all the time. Tony Bennett is an old American staple.”

    That he is. A star of a bygone age and the last of his era, 88-year-old Anthony Dominick Benedetto recorded his first single, Fascinating Rhythm/Vieni Qui, in April 1949, in New York’s Decca studios. His 14th single, 1951’s Because of You, gave him his first hit, selling a million copies. The same year he was headlining the city’s Paramount Theatre, playing seven shows a day. He hasn’t stopped since, releasing – in Joe’s estimation – “300 albums or something like that”. Friend, peer and rival Frank Sinatra paid him the ultimate compliment: “Tony Bennett has four sets of balls.”

    And then there’s Lady Gaga. The quintessential modern pop star, with her 42  million Twitter followers – or, Little Monsters, as they proudly and devotionally style themselves – myriad costume changes (even offstage, and often in the same day), outrageous wigs, over-the-top concert spectaculars, admissions of emotional and narcotic weakness, and dresses made of meat.
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    When Bennett first heard her, he confidently predicted she’d be “bigger than Elvis”. He also called her “the Picasso of pop”, a claim that holds slightly more water than it might otherwise given Bennett’s status as a keen painter.

    “Tony heard her, they did something together, and then he said, ‘Let’s do a whole collaboration,’ ’’ recounts a pleased-as-punch Mr Germanotta. “And I’ve been sitting in the studio and it’s just been incredible. They have chemistry.”

    As much is evident 20 blocks and three hours later. In an uptown recording studio Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are sitting down together. Five songs from that “whole collaboration”, a covers album called Cheek to Cheek, is today being unveiled through giant speakers. Well, they’re unveiling five of their faithful covers of standards culled from the Great American Songbook.

    That simpatico relationship is also evident on Gaga’s flesh. True to form, she’s put her art on her sleeve – a Bennett sketch of Miles Davis’s trumpet, including the artist’s signature (“Benedetto”), is tattooed on her arm. The skin is still red, raw and angry-looking. Presented close-up with this evidence of her devotion, I swear the old-school singer blanches a little.



    The jumping-off point for the project was “something they did together”: a recording of The Lady is a Tramp, which opened Bennett’s 2011 album Duets II. It was a crowded compilation that had the elder statesman partnering with 16 other singers, including Amy Winehouse, Michael Bublé, Aretha Franklin and k.d. lang – and was itself the sequel to 2006’s Duets: An American Classic, which featured 19 singers (Bono, Sting, Juanes, some people with two names).

    But on Cheek to Cheek, both the song and the album, it only takes two to tango. “Well, that was the first record we talked about actually,” begins Gaga of a song written for the 1935 Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers movie Top Hat. Those are big shoes to fill, and to her credit – on one listen anyway – Gaga does a genre-appropriate and respectful job, sounding a little like Dinah Washington.

    “This is the Great American Songbook,” she continues. Her New York accent is strong, but she seems to be dialling down, or holding back, her normal impassioned speaking style in deference to a man of whom she’s clearly in awe. Gaga is dressed demurely, for her: today’s wig is one colour (black) and one length (long).

    Bennett, sitting within hand-holding distance in an adjacent armchair, is smartly suited and coiffed. She smiles reverently at him before carrying on. “It’s meant to be sung till the end of time. And Cheek to Cheek is the most simple and most beautiful way you can describe this relationship. Nothing matters except that we are together and we are having a conversation with jazz.”

    This pair of New York-Italians first met at a 2011 hometown gala benefit hosted by the Robin Hood Foundation. What did Bennett know or think of Lady Gaga before that encounter? He seems not to hear or understand my question, which may be as much to do with my accent as anything. He replies in his low, gravelly, methodical speaking voice that, “it was the first time I ever saw her perform. I could not believe the audience reaction to her.

    “I’ve been around long enough to know what every artist does. But this audience – it wasn’t just that one night, but every time I see her… and it’s not just little tiny children. She has an audience of all ages that are singing the songs that she performs. And they’re all singing in unison with her. So the audience just adores her.”

    Since her emergence five years ago, Lady Gaga has had titanic success. Her third studio album, last year’s Artpop, may not have met with the same critical and commercial acclaim as its predecessors The Fame and (to a lesser extent) Born This Way. But 200 million record sales don’t go away overnight, and she’s still a huge global force; next month her global Artrave tour comes to the UK’s arenas.

    Still, for all her seemingly Teflon-coated confidence, she’s no pop autobot. She admits that when she first went into the studio to record The Lady is a Tramp, her nerves were such that she resorted to a shot or two of whisky.

    “Well of course I was so nervous!” Gaga retorts when I mention this.

    “Yeah, but you showed up so prepared,” soothes Bennett.

    “Well that’s ’cause I was nervous!” she repeats, laughing.

    But she wasn’t drunk? She shoots me an as-if look.

    “No, it takes more than a few whiskys to take me down, I’ll tell you,” snorts this woman with a predilection for partying. “But of course I was nervous, he’s so…”

    “You know what?” interjects Bennett. “Every great performer I’ve ever met, they’re extremely nervous because they care so much. They want to make sure the audience gets the whole thing. Am I gonna remember all the words? Are the musicians gonna play with me so that it’s natural? Are the lights right? Everything. You just wonder what’s gonna happen before you hit that stage.”

    Bennett knows of what he speaks: despite his multiple cojones, Bennett used to vomit with fear before performances or recordings.

    “Now the artists don’t feel that nervousness,” he offers sagely, “there’s something flat that happens when they walk out. There’s a lack of energy. The audience sees that so they just…”
    Bennett mimics a desultory, bored clap.

    “But another performer with that live energy, right away the audience responds to it… And the best artists – Sinatra, Lena Horne, the greatest artists that I’ve ever met and watched and performed [with], were the ones – Ella Fitzgerald!” he exclaims, “before she hits the stage she almost forgets what her name is. That’s how she works.”

    I ask Gaga about the jazz contest that her father had mentioned.

    “The all-state jazz competition,” she nods. “It was students all over New York state. You win within your sector, then you got to go to this convention upstate in New York where everybody would compete for all sorts of medals and beautiful plaques. And I was the only person chosen from my school and I was so proud and happy to go.

    “And it was always a great experience for me to be around people that loved music, ’cause I didn’t have a great performing arts programme at my school. That’s why I love Tony so much ’cause he has all those performing arts programmes and he cares so much about education and art.”

    In 2001 Bennett opened the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (FSSA) in his home neighbourhood of Astoria in Queens. Four years ago the programme was expanded to seven public schools in New York. Earlier in the week of our meeting, the pair had surprised 700 students at the FSSA with an appearance in the Tony Bennett Concert Hall, fielding questions and singing The Very Thought of You (him) and Every Time we Say Goodbye (her).

    Having heard (once) her versions of Anything Goes, Mad About The Boy and It Don’t Mean a Thing (if it Ain’t Got That Swing), I can attest that Gaga does seem to have been having a whale of a time singing these standards. And as Bennett affirms, “boy can she belt ’em out”.

    But whence that passion? In a press statement released when the album was announced, Gaga was quoted as saying: “It’s liberating to be singing jazz, and especially at this point in my career.” How so and why “especially” now?

    “Well, it’s been extremely liberating for me ’cause jazz is rebellious. And I’m a rebel at heart. So in that way it’s also me rebelling against my own pop music – that’s really exciting for me. But I think the thing that has been the most powerful has been, there’s a part of me that has been quiet for a long time that is now being reawakened, after years of producers and record label people telling me to make my voice sound more radio-friendly.

    “Since The Fame, The Fame Monster and Born This Way, they’ve been auto-tuning it more, or changing the timbre. They take the vibrato out so you sound like a robot.”

    Before I can step in with a question – viz, “is that the truth? A major artist of your widely reported control?” – Tony’s beat me to it.

    “Jeez!” he says.

    “…they really control you,” she nods, “especially in the beginning. Although it was still my songs, and I still had a lot to say about the production, the vocal was something that they really, really wanted to control. So my vocal presence has been kind of the smallest presence about me for a long time. So everything else becomes the focal point.”

    Enter the jazz cavalry. Eyes blazing, she affirms that the Cheek to Cheek project, and specifically Bennett, have “let a wild animal out of a cage…

    “So when I say ‘at this point in my career’, he’s changed my life for me because he’s gonna make my art better from this moment on. Because he said: ‘Hey, you’re so much better than you’re even letting yourself be.’ ”

    Does Bennett agree, that she wasn’t reaching her full vocal potential on her pop records? He replies that she “needs to be left alone and she should sing how she feels”. Sinatra, Ella, Nat King Cole – they all did that. He, then, is aligning her with those 20th-century vocal greats. Gentlemanly unimpressed as he is with social media stats and tabloid kerfuffles, he seems able to see past all the bells and whistles and wigs and steak frocks and focus on the singer within.

    “See, it’s so funny,” chips in Gaga. “I think you’re right – a lot of people don’t know where I am because it’s so, um, eccentric to them, the way that I am. But he just sees an artist. And he hears the voice. I think the way I am is actually more old school than people realise.”
    Our carefully calibrated time is nearly up. The duo are doing only a handful of interviews worldwide. But two days ago they undertook a nine-hour shoot with fashion photographer Steven Klein and, well, Bennett is both legend and old man, one with his own painting and concert schedule. Plus, Gaga’s world tour extravaganza restarts soon. Time with the pair of them, then, is at a premium.

    Before they go, I ask about Lush Life. There’s a weariness in Gaga’s voice as she sings the Thirties standard: “I used to visit all the very gay places, those come-what-may places, where one relaxes on the axis of the wheel of life, to get the feel of life from jazz and cocktails…” And: “life is lonely again, and only last year, everything seemed so assured, now life is awful again…”

    Might that song be a depiction of the last couple of years of Gaga’s life? Among other setbacks, a hip injury forced her to cancel the end of her Born This Way tour, she split with her long-standing manager, and she admitted to heavy use of marijuana – seemingly it took 15 to 20 joints a day to cope with physical and mental distress.

    “It is an autobiographical song,” she affirms. “And I said that to Tony the second I sang it to him in the studio. And I was crying and he put his arms around me and I said, ‘Tony, I just feel like I’m such a mess, and I don’t want to be a mess for you.’ And he said, ‘You’re not, you’re a sophisticated lady!’ Then he sang that song [Sophisticated Lady] back to me.
    “That song,” she goes on, referring again to Lush Life, “I sang it when I was 13 years old. Mr Phillips, the jazz director at the Regis High School, gave that song to me and said: ‘You could sing the hell out of this song’. And I didn’t know what it was about, but it’s like I sang it into reality, into existence. Singing that song with Tony, putting that down – gosh it was like therapy, you know?

    “And,” she adds, “I don’t like to say that about music ’cause it’s not really therapy – I really love to do it. But that was really a therapeutic moment for me: to revisit singing jazz and then letting out all of that… the pain of fame.”

    “The pain of fame,” murmurs Bennett, roused by the default talkative passion that Gaga has clearly been stoppering thus far through deference to her partner. “That’s good,” he chuckles.
    Has making Cheek to Cheek changed her as an artist and a person? “Yes. Absolutely. He has made me so happy in the way that I really needed to feel. He’s really, like, saved my life.”

    Really? “Yeah, he really has. ’Cause I really love music, and I really love being a singer, but I really hate being put in a box. And when I get put in a box I get very like a wild animal. And he let me be free. And I get to be with him while I’m doing it, and he’s teaching me all these life lessons, and I’m singing music I’ve loved my whole life. There’s no better music than the Great American Songbook. There just isn’t.

    “And I feel a sense of confidence about myself as a musician that I always felt in the beginning. And then now I’m like: that’s right, you’re a cat. You got this. This is who you are. And,” she beams, looking headlong at Uncle Tony and clutching his hand, “it’s ’cause I got him by my side.”

    To return to Sinatra’s famous description of Bennett: Tony, how many sets of balls does Lady Gaga have?

    He gives a raspy laugh and outs her: “About 10!”

    Gaga laughs, delighted.

    “Don’t tell them all my secrets, Tony!”

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    Great interview I'm sure no one will read

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    When Starz first brought Outlander to the Television Critics Association, they had not even shot any of it yet. The pedigree of the Diana Gabaldon books and producer Ron Moore was enough to announce production on the series back in January. I interviewed Catroina Balfe way back then, and now that Outlander is four five episodes into its first season, everyone has gotten to know her.

    Balfe plays Claire Randall a combat nurse from the 1940s who is transported back in time to the 1740s. Time travel, the producer of Battlestar Galactica, and the network that brought the blood and boobies of Spartacus means Outlander is on Nuke the Fridge’s radar. Outlander airs Friday Saturday nights on Starz.

    Nuke the Fridge: This must be a huge opportunity for you.

    Caitriona Balfe: It is, definitely, yeah.

    Nuke: How competitive were the auditions for Claire?

    Caitriona Balfe: Well, I wasn’t aware of the huge search. I heard about it much later. I think my manager sent it to me in August. I think Sam [Heughan] had already been cast in June so they were looking for about three or four months. I self taped. I sent it from L.A. to London and then I found out about two or three weeks later that they wanted to test me and they’d flown Sam over to L.A. because they were testing a few different actresses there. But I found out within a week that I got it and then three days later they were putting me on a plane and sending me off to Glasgow.

    Nuke: And your name is pronounced “Katrina?”

    Caitriona Balfe: It’s pronounced “Katrina,” yeah. It’s Gaelic.

    Nuke: Is that a common Gaelic spelling of it?

    Caitriona Balfe: Yeah, in Ireland that’s pretty common. There’s usually an accent on the second I.

    Nuke: Were you aware of the Outlander books before this audition?

    Caitriona Balfe: I didn’t know of them but when I got the first audition, sometimes you just get two scenes and a very brief synopsis. It wasn’t until I knew I was going back that I figured out it was a book, and then I went and bought the book at my local book store. It was quite funny that I was at Book Soup in West Hollywood. He said, “You know they’re making a TV series out of it?” I was like, “Oh really, that’s cool.” He said, “Yeah, Ron D. Moore is producing it. I wrote my thesis on him.” So I had this really interesting chat with the guy.

    Nuke: Now it’ll be you on the cover of the book.

    Caitriona Balfe: Oh, you never know.

    Nuke: I hope you go back and sign a copy for that book store.

    Caitriona Balfe: I know, I should do. I love that bookstore. It’s my favorite.

    Nuke: Both eras Claire finds herself in are the past to us. How big a shock is it for her to go from 1945 to 1743?

    Caitriona Balfe: For her, it’s a huge shock. For me as an actor, I really only concentrated on making Claire as much a woman of the ‘40s as I could because everything for her when she goes back to the 1700s is new. It’s as new to her as it is to me, so I didn’t really have to look at that very much at all. Definitely I just focused on the ‘40s, the music of the time, the films of the time, reading as much as I could about that time period.

    Nuke: Which films of the ‘40s did you watch?

    Caitriona Balfe: Oh, I love His Girl Friday, Rebecca. There was a movie I saw when I was sick as an eight-year-old that has always stayed with me. I don’t know why. It’s this silly British romantic comedy called Gertie’s Garter. That was one I had to find again. I just watched some Hitchcock stuff. That’s been really fun, and I found this great CD of British wartime big band jazz, listening to a lot of that stuff. It’s been fun immersing myself in that world.

    Nuke: Do the subsequent books return Claire to her time, or does she become more natural in the 1700s?

    Caitriona Balfe: I don’t know. I’ve only read the first book. The first book is the first season so I had three days when I found out I was cast to go to Scotland and ever since then my head’s been down and working, so I haven’t had a lot of time to attack the other books.

    Nuke: Who is Claire Randall to you?

    Caitriona Balfe: It’s been really funny, the more I spend time with her and the more I’m working. I see so many similarities between us but she’s much more courageous. She’s a very strong, strong character and I think playing that role has given me a lot of strength. I’m embarking on the biggest job of my career to date. It’s been a really big responsibility. The first six episodes are told solely through my point of view so it’s a huge workload. I think she’s really strong-willed, a strong woman, tenacious. I think in a strange way playing her has given me a lot of that strength.

    Nuke: Do subsequence episodes branch off and follow some of the other characters more?

    Caitriona Balfe: I’m not exactly sure how they’re going to do it. I think we’re not going to be exclusively form my point of view all the time. Mainly because I think I would probably fall down and die, and I think it’s also more interesting for the audience to see it form other people’s point of view too but I’m not sure exactly how they’re dealing with it.

    Nuke: Being Starz, how explicit or juicy can the romance get?

    Caitriona Balfe: Well, for anyone who’s read the books, Diana does not hold back. It’s romantic but it’s not fluffy at all. There’s nothing sappy about the story at all. It’s quite gritty. It’s quite raw and real. I’ve filmed some sex scenes already but they’re very integral to the storyline and they’re not really gratuitous at all. Claire is a very sexually comfortable, sexually active woman and they show that. I think it’s all in keeping with the story.

    Nuke: With both men?

    Caitriona Balfe: Yeah, my husband in the 40s and then Jamie in 1743.

    Nuke: In the ‘40s she’s a combat nurse. Did you do any research on that?

    Caitriona Balfe: I did. I found this great book, which my grandmother was actually a nurse during the Second World War. So I found this great book about the Queen Victoria Nurses who were combat field nurses. It’s all firsthand accounts of all of these nurses, and it was incredible reading about what they had gone through. They were right up there in the front lines. That was when I really felt like I found Claire, reading these women’s stories because you kind of tend to think that people back then were so much nicer, more polite and they didn’t have sex or get drunk or any of those things, but these women were really courageous and brave but they were funny. They got into trouble and they snuck off to see their boyfriends and all that. It brought the whole thing to life for me. That was a really great door to that world for me.

    Nuke: Had you spent much time in Scotland before?

    Caitriona Balfe: I have one of my oldest friends in Edinbrugh so I’ve been to Edinbrugh quite a few times, but Glasgow I haven’t spent much time. That’s where we were based. And I haven’t really traveled outside of Glasgow so it’s been really nice seeing. It’s gorgeous. The countryside is awesome.

    Nuke: Did you have to do any physical training for Outlander?

    Caitriona Balfe: We did quite a lot of boot camp for horse riding, which was really fun. I had ridden horses sort of when I was kid. I’d never really taken proper lessons but our neighbor used to have a horse. There used to be about four or five of us on it and I was the smallest one so I’d be at the top of the neck. Whenever it would bend its head, I would fall off. So it was really nice to get some proper riding lessons. We’re jumping on and off horses quite a lot. The guys are horse riding and sword fighting and all that kind of thing. That was mostly mine. The lads obviously had to do a lot more swordfighting and fight training, all that kind of thing.

    Nuke: Is it English style or side saddle?

    Caitriona Balfe: No, I’m not doing that. I’m doing it the rough and ready way like the boys are. It’s quite interesting with the costumes because I have a lot of fabric, these big heavy wool skirts and stuff. So mounting and dismounting the horse is quite difficult.

    Nuke: Do you have one horse that’s yours on the set?

    Caitriona Balfe: Yeah, in the story, in the books as well.

    Nuke: But in movies and TV they can use multiple horses to play the same one.

    Caitriona Balfe: Yeah, but I have mine, Travis, who’s this gorgeous chestnut fat fluffy guy. He’s very funny.

    Nuke: He’s a fat horse?

    Caitriona Balfe: He’s slightly fat.

    Nuke: Which period do you prefer, the 1940s or 1740s?

    Caitriona Balfe: I don’t know. I don’t know that I prefer one or the other. I love the 1940s. I think also just because it’s so much more relatable. We have visual images on it because we have films from there and we know the music from there and everything. But, I’m really enjoying learning so much about the 1700s and that time period. It’s always surprising how little has changed and how people are always the same.

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    Everyone's talking about it: This year's two female acting categories are, at this admittedly early date, looking extremely thin. In the lead actress category, of what has already been screened, the one and only slam-dunk contender is Reese Witherspoon (Wild). Of what is still to come, Meryl Streep (Into the Woods) could get in, Amy Adams (Big Eyes) is always a possibility and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) has a plum part — but really, who knows?

    This possible opening has been recognized by the teams behind the two most serious best supporting actress contenders, Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) and Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), both of which are now weighing whether or not it makes sense to give up a relatively sure-fire nom and possible win in the less prestigious of the two acting categories in order to vie for a nom in the other one. (Rounding out the field of potential supporting actress candidates is Keira Knightley for her turn in The Imitation Game.)


    I mention all of this because it is in this larger context that Julianne Moore's magnificent performance in Still Alice, an acquisition title that I saw today at its second screening at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival, just landed.

    Still Alice is an adaptation of Lisa Genova's best-selling 2007 novel of the same title, written for the screen and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland. The 53-year-old Moore plays a wife, mother and accomplished academic who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease and has to deal with that news and its implications for her and her family (played by Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth and Kristen Stewart, among others).

    In any year, a nuanced and heartbreaking performance like this one, which features several show-stopping scenes and has left TIFF audiences in tears, would be a serious threat to land a best actress nomination. But in this year, I believe that should a competent distributor acquire this film and set a 2014 release date, Moore — one of the most liked and respected actresses of her generation, but a perennial Oscar bridesmaid (she's 0-for-4 so far and deserved twice that number of noms) — would immediately become the potential favorite to win the best actress Oscar.

    That would be poetic justice, since Moore reportedly won't be getting an Oscar campaign, if even a Golden Globes campaign, for her other big 2014 performance: David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars, for which she was awarded this year's best actress award at Cannes by that film's U.S. distributor, Focus World.

    Review from hitfx:
    Moore’s performance here is reminiscent of her breakthrough role in Todd Haynes' “Safe” and her Oscar-nominated turn in Stephen Daldry’s “The Hours.” In each scene she peels a little bit more of Alice away as the emotional pain of the disease takes its toll. It is incredibly subtle work that has to have been painstakingly thought out. You only realize this, however, walking out of the theater. Moore won’t let you see her working behind the curtain.

    Review from hollywoodreporter:

    Rather than focus on the destructive effect of the disease on relationships, the drama dives deep into how one woman experiences her own deteriorating condition, placing all the emphasis on Moore’s face and reactions, her vulnerability seesawing with her strength. This insider’s account would be a tall order for any actor to fill without resorting to sentimentality or falling into the obvious, but she never loses control of the film for a second, with able support from Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth and Hunter Parrish as family members. The involvement of the Alzheimer’s Association and executive producing names like Christine Vachon, Maria Shriver and Trudie Styler will offer an additional leg up, although word of mouth should provide the strongest incentive for audiences leery of the topic[...]

    Despite a two-hour running time, the drama is swift-moving, perhaps because the viewer dreads the disease's progression and wishes time would stop for poor Alice. But it doesn't stop, and step by step she descends the cognitive ladder, not suffering so much as struggling to stay connected. In one standout scene, she stumbles onto suicide instructions she has left for herself on her computer. Though this is one of the film's most intense scenes, the directors are able to slip in a moment's humor to lighten things up.



    source: hollywoodreporter2, hitfx

    the hollywood reporter calls it "career-high performance, driving straight to the terror of the disease and its power to wipe out personal certainties and identity"

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    G.R.L. singer Simone Battle had been struggling with financial problems before committing suicide ... TMZ has learned.

    We know friends and family members told law enforcement ... Battle was depressed over money issues recently -- the family wasn't specific but they were clear ... money was bringing her down.

    The family didn't quite understand, because Battle was part of a successful singing group that had just completed an overseas tour.

    People close to Battle told cops ... she was frustrated that she hadn't hit in the U.S. and worried she never would. Apparently Battle wasn't cutting it financially overseas.

    We broke the story ... the 25-year-old singer was found hanging from a clothing rod in a bedroom closet of her West Hollywood home. Her boyfriend found the body about 8:30 A.M. We're told he had last seen her alive about 5 hours earlier.

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    Dave Green was the first "Utopia" pioneer to leave the compound and in a call with the press Tuesday (Sept. 9), he tells reporters that he thinks he should have stayed.


    "I kinda jumped the gun and reacted with my emotion. I made the wrong decision in leaving," says Green. He adds, "My overall experience at Utopia was intense, but overall it was a very positive atmosphere. I think I took the most out of the sereneness of the environment. It was a very fruitful, spiritual environment for me."


    The spiritual aspect of his time in Utopia came largely from Pastor Jon, who Green says is the "coolest pastor" he's ever met in his life.
    "I really had a good time with Pastor Jon. I didn't come on the show expecting to get back into Christ like that, but because he was such a stand-up man of God and very genuine and he told me a bit about his background before Christ -- he let me know that it wouldn't be easy," says Green,"but if I did, I would have that extra spiritual help that I needed. In my past I did accept Christ at one point and it really produced positivity in my life, so anything that produces positivity is worth giving it another shot."

    "To see [Pastor Jon] actually walk it and talk it and still be as cool as he was. We could talk, we could share and hang out, I could express anything to him.  He's the coolest pastor I've ever met in my life," Green continues."I just really respect him as a human being, even outside of God. Without God, I respect him as a human being, as a man. I never had a dad in my life, so him having that kind of humble demeanor and always positive and forgiving, because I'm not the easiest guy to get along with, but because he's a man of faith and comes from a tough background himself, he gave me that feeling as if I could just look up to him as an uncle, as a dad I never had."

    Green also tells the press that he does regret the way he came across sometimes and that he's learned that he can work on the way he says things and goes about interacting with people.

    "[If I could do it again], I would still be me, I would still be opinionated Dave, I would still stand up for the things that I believe in," says Green, "but one thing that Amanda said to me -- she said my delivery was wrong. There's nothing wrong with disagreeing with someone, there's nothing wrong with even arguing with someone, there's nothing wrong with even disliking someone, but in order to get your point across in life, you have to have a decent delivery. If I could have done anything different, I would've still been me, still believed in myself and the stuff that I believe in, but if I could work in my delivery sometimes."


    "Utopia" airs Tuesdays and Fridays on FOX.


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    Mods, I hope this post is okay, both sources are documented. This show is such a mess, the ratings are lackluster and the plot lacks focus, if the show gets canceled, do the people stay in Utopia for a whole year as planned, who knows, who cares...

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    This adorable Queen!

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    let's talk about this mess of a two hour episode. gemma ~talking~ to tara at the kitchen sink was too much to handle

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    Ladies, gentlemen and Housewives, we have a winner! After six rounds of heated competition, which whittled the race from 64 ladies to just two finalists, we've finally learned who the ultimate star of The Real Housewives franchise is!

    In the final round, it was Real Housewives of Orange County newbie Shannon Beador up against original New Jersey star Caroline Manzo, who landed her own spinoff, Manzo'd With Children.

    Hundreds of thousands of you voted all weekend, and now, we can finally reveal the winner of our Best Housewife Ever tournament is Shannon Beador!

    While she only joined Orange County this season, Beador, who has three daughters with her husband, David, quickly became a fan favorite, and a much-needed breath of fresh air in long-running series.

    Beador, who won with 59 percent of the votes, posted a thank you note to all of her fans on Twitter, writing, "I am so thankful for everyone who has voted for me in the last few weeks! Completely overwhelming! I ♥you all!!! You rock!!!"

    Congratulations, Shannon, one of the realest Real Housewives to grace our screens in a very long time!





    Terry Dubrow Quitting Real Housewives Of Orange County; Says Heather Might Leave Too!


    Real Housewives Of Orange County is currently casting – even though ratings were excellent this year and it’s said that all the women have been asked to return. Next season they’ll be missing Terry!

    After taking their turn as the villains, professional elitists with overly-high opinions of themselves,Terry and Heather are super unhappy with the show that elevated their careers and essentially made them famous. And now Terry is issuing the old “editing made me look bad!” complaints! Because of this, Terry says he quit! He also silences those rumors that Tamra Barney was fired!

    Terry states there is absolutely no truth to allegations that Tamra is leaving because she’s boring, mean, and fake. “They wouldn’t fire her because Tamra is real,” Terry explains. "Tamra is honest. She brings what is real in her mind and her heart.”

    Terry clarifies Housewives are let-go when they “self-edit” and stop “putting their real personalities out there.”

    As for his RHOC career, Terry is completely done after he was edited last season. Terry and Heather had serious issues with Shannon and her husband David, Heather faced major backlash for her treatment of Shannon and for being condescending and unable to accept or issue apologies. Terry, on the other hand, made a big deal about nothing – and made snarky comments about David’s career in construction.

    Terry tells RumorFix, “Hell no! No way” he’d return to RHOC after being misrepresented, but Heather is still “on the fence.” Heather alluded in her last blog that she might be done.

    I guess now that Terry has success with Botched, he’s over Housewives. But is Heather? That acting career still hasn’t taken off!







    Kathy's Book Signing Draws Kevin Jonas!


    Would you ever imagine one of Bravo’s Housewives being a friend with a boy band member?

    But, The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Kathy Wakile drew quite the crowd Monday night at the launch party for her first cookbook Indulge. And we had to do a double take when we saw Kevin Jonas from the Jonas Brothers at the event.



    The book features tons of dessert recipes, which makes sense since she has featured her desserts numerous times on the reality show show. Kathy celebrated her book launch at Shadowboxers Bar in New York City. It was a small event filled with Kathy’s closest friends and family — our Real Mr. Housewife was also in attendance.

    Party goers were treated to hand passed appetizers, cocktails, and tons of samples of Kathy’s desserts.



    Books were given out and signed, along with a box that you could fill with Kathy’s dessert samples and take home. What’s next for Kathy? Her husband Richard Wakile told RumorFix he will be working on an appetizer cookbook next, because appetizers and desserts are her favorite foods!







    Teresa and Joe Giudice Trying to Sell Their Mansion for $4 Million?


    Teresa and Joe Giudice are facing potential jail time after pleading guilty to multiple counts of fraud. By all reports it seems very likely that Joe, at least, will spend time behind bars. So, is it time for the fam to downsize their lavish lifestyle? It looks like it, because according to TMZ, the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars are trying to sell their massive Jersey mansion!

    TMZ notes that the couple have listed their mansion, for $3.99 million bucks. That sounds like a lot, but on the other hand the house is 10,000 square feet. It was 5,000 square feet when the Giudices bought it back in 2002 for $530k, but they've doubled the square footage with renovations.

    TMZ also reports that the property was valued at about $1.2 million in 2012. If the $3.99 million number is right, we guess the Giudices think — or at least hope — they can get a lot more than that for it now.

    We can't say we're shocked by this news. Teresa has talked on the show about potentially having to downsize in light of her legal trouble. Joe faces between 37 and 46 months in prison, while Tre could be put away for up to 27 months, though she could also be allowed probation instead.


    sources: WetPaint, RumorFix, RealityTea, Eonline

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    To think he used to be so cute! Sixth Sense child star Haley Joel Osment films scenes as greasy Nazi for new film Yoga Hosers

    He shot to fame as the adorable boy psychic in The Sixth Sense.

    But Haley Joel Osment was completely unrecognisable as he played a greasy haired Nazi on the set of his new film Yoga Hosers in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

    The Oscar nominated actor seems to have piled on the pounds for the role, and was spotted waddling to his soapbox as he got ready to shoot scenes in the Downtown area.




    A Nazi piece of work: Former child star Haley Joel Osment was unrecognisable as he filmed scenes for Yoga Hosers in Los Angeles on Tuesday

    If anything, the 26-year-old seems to have become an even better actor with age, looking thoroughly despicable as he gave a speech in front of a collage glorifying the Holocaust.

    Kevin Smith is directing the picture, which is being billed as a female led action film.

    In a stunning display of Hollywood nepotism, Johnny Depp is starring in the movie alongside his daughter Lily-Rose, while Smith's own child Harley Quinn is also playing a main character.

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    sees the girls play 15-year-old yoga enthusiasts who work at a convenience store in Manitoba, Canada.


    Method actor: The dedicated star seems to have piled on the pounds for his latest silver screen turn


    Jew must be kidding: His character was glorifying the holocaust in the shock scene


    What would Bruce Willis say: It is unlikely his old co-star could pull off such a transformation


    Playing to the gallery: He seemed to be trying to get his point across to this unimpressed extra

    They end up teaming up with Johnny's 'legendary' man-hunter Guy Lapointe when an an ancient evil rises to threaten the world once more.

    Haley certainly did not need any help in becoming a big time child star in his own right.

    After starting his career in a Pizza Hut commercial he appeared in a slew of show's before beating off stiff competition to win his breakthrough part as Cole Sear in The Sixth Sense, in which he spoke to an unknowingly dead detective played by Bruce Willis throughout.

    At the age of just 11 he was nominated for a best supporting actor for his turn, and made further acclaimed apperances in films such as Steven Spielberg's Artificial Intelligence: A.I, Pay It Forward and Secondhand Lions, before taking a break to focus on his education.


    Suit you sir: At least his character was wearing a snazzy suit and tie for his appearance


    Showman: He seemed to really be getting into his role as he delivered his lines for the Kevin Smith film

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    IMDB for Yoga Hosers
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    So I searched the phrase on that banner and it appears to be some sort of old Canadian political party based in antisemitism, called the National Unity Party. The leader was Adrien Arcand who has a mustache like Osment does but is a bit....slimmer. Not saying that is who he is playing I'm just pointing that out...also I want to talk about how crazy that Arcand guy seems. He really thought Hitler would succeed and take over Canada as well. He was arrested for plotting to overthrow the state in the 40s, but was then almost elected to the Canadian House of Commons with 39% of the vote in the 50s.

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    Your Internet won't be any slower than usual on Wednesday, but it might look like it is. Top sites on the Internet, including Netflix and Reddit, will be displaying a constant "loading" symbol -- the so-called "loading pinwheel" or, alternately, the Spinning Wheel of Death.

    It's part of a protest called "Internet Slowdown Day," a push against the U.S. government's support for so-called Internet fast lanes.

    The Federal Communications Commission in May proposed allowing broadband providers to charge companies like Amazon and Netflix for prioritized access to consumers. The proposal is now open for public comment and could be changed before a final vote to implement it.

    As part of the Internet Slowdown Day protest, the websites will also include a prompt to contact your lawmakers about the FCC proposal.

    "It's always hard to explain complicated topics to a lot of people, and the FCC made it harder by trying to fool the public into thinking their proposal was real net neutrality, when it was actually what the cable and phone lobbyists always asked for," said organizer David Segal, executive director of civil liberties group Demand Progress and a former Rhode Island state representative.

    Net neutrality refers to the principle that high-speed Internet providers should treat all types of Web content equally, which led to a set of rules the FCC approved in 2010, designed to keep the companies that hold the keys to the Web from playing favorites.

    Sites including Netflix, Reddit, Vimeo, Etsy, Upworthy and Digg plan to take part in this week's demonstration, which will last from midnight Wednesday to midnight Thursday.Broadband Internet providers, many of them cable companies, argue that as businesses providing a service, they have a right to charge websites. Netflix accounts for around a third of data consumption online during peak hours, and Internet providers say the company should therefore help foot the bill for delivery.

    But those fees would be easier to absorb for the Web's biggest, and richest, sites, activists say. Smaller, less profitable sites would have a tough time competing. Segal said altering the FCC plan is an uphill battle, but he's optimistic. "We can never ever underestimate the power of cable and phone companies in D.C., but we definitely have a shot of winning," he said. "We have the momentum and are building impressive support in the public, industry, and policymakers."


    "The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis"

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    Disney’s Coast Guard drama “The Finest Hours” is set to begin production, and has added Holliday Grainger in the female lead role opposite Chris Pine, Kyle Gallner, and Casey Affleck, the studio announced today.

    Based on the 2009 non-fiction book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias, the film is set in 1952 and tells the true story of the US Coast Guard’s heroic rescue mission after a massive storm hits the New England coast, causing two oil tankers to collide and endanger the lives of the crew members. Craig Gillespie will direct the film.

    Grainger, an alum of Showtime’s “The Borgias,” also starred in Mike Newell’s adaptation of “Great Expectations” opposite Jeremy Irvine and will next be see in TIFF premiere “The Riot Club” with Max Irons and Sam Claflin. She recently wrapped filming on “Tulip Fever” opposite Alicia Vikander and Dane DeHaan and is attached to play “Lady Chatterly’s Lover” in a BBC miniseries opposite Richard Madden.

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    Slowly but surely she is making her way into major motion pictures!

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    Ridley Scott is producing

    Fresh off strong reviews from her role in Beyond the Lights at the Toronto Film Festival, Gugu Mbatha-Raw has closed a deal to star opposite Will Smith in the NFL concussion drama.

    The untitled Sony project is based on the GQ article "Game Brain" by Jeanne Marie Laskas. Described as a whistleblower tale, it follows the doctor (Smith) who discovered that major head injuries and life-long debilitating problems were facing NFL players because of repeated concussions.

    Peter Landesman wrote the script and will direct. Ridley Scott, Giannina Facio and Michael Schaefer are producing for Scott Free, while David Wolthoff, Elizabeth Cantillon and Larry Shuman are also producing. Hannah Minghella and Jonathan Kadin are overseeing for the studio.

    Mbatha-Raw starred as a music superstar in Beyond the Lights, which just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. She recently wrapped filming on The Whole Truth, starring Keanu Reeves. Her previous credits include Odd Thomas, Larry Crowne and the TV series Touch. She's repped by CAA, Curtis Brown Group and Authentic Talent and Literary Management.

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    "No Delete" has been deleted.

    A Florida gallery has pulled the plug on the planned art exhibit by the artist XVALA that was to feature the hacked nude photos of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Upton, and many other leading Hollywood ladies.

    The St. Petersburg-based Cory Allen Contemporary Art gallery made headlines last week when it announced it would launch the so-called "No Delete" collection featuring the salacious stolen images, prompting a flood of negative press and criticism.

    Both the Los Angeles based XVALA (real name, Jeff Hamilton; who previously made waves in 2007 for framing a photo of Britney Spears with a shaved head and in 2012 for making a sculpture of Steve Jobs using garbage collected from the late tech genius's home) and Allen cited the persuasive online petitions and "mixed responses" about the exploitation of women as the reasoning for the about-face.

    "It was inspiring to see people take action through a petition, signing their name and not just commenting on a thread," said Cory Allen.


    "It wasn't just about being 'hacked' images anymore, but now presented in the media as stolen property," said XVALA. "People were identifying with Jennifer Lawrence's and Kate Upton's victimization, much more than I had anticipated, which is powerfully persuasive."

    "This concept was always about self-examination in our current culture," he continued. "Why we feel the need to know and cross the lines of other individual's privacy."

    Of course, there are also legal issues. The FBI has launched a criminal investigation into the hack attack, and several of the celebrities, led by Lawrence, have also vowed to pursue all legal avenues.

    Last week, Yahoo Celebrity spoke with intellectual property attorney Peter Toren, who predicted the exhibit would never come to fruition.

    "Copyright violation. You can't do that. The wrath of Jennifer Lawrence's attorneys is going to come down on them."

    In place of the planned exhibit, XVALA says he'll reconfigure his show to feature his own life-size nude selfies.

    "No Delete" in its new incarnation will open at CACA's The Showroom on Oct. 30.

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    wtf was he thinking? glad that the petition worked, and that JLaw can afford the lawyers to shut this shit down

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    Craig Ferguson has congratulated James Corden on becoming the next host of The Late Late Show on CBS.

    It was confirmed on Monday (September 8) that Corden will take over the late-night series when Ferguson leaves after Christmas.

    Ferguson reacted to CBS's announcement on The Late Late Show by placing a picture of Corden on his set's mantle in place of a Justin Bieber photograph.

    "It was announced today that James Corden [will take over The Late Late Show]. He's British - he's very, very good... We're out of here, buddy," Ferguson then told his robot skeleton sidekick Geoff Peterson.

    He added: "Congratulations to James!"

    Ferguson has hosted The Late Late Show since January 2005, following in the footsteps of Craig Kilborn and Tom Snyder.

    CBS boss Nina Tassler has hailed the hiring of Corden for The Late Late Show, calling him a cross between Fred Astaire and Jack Black.

    Fellow CBS series The Late Show will also undergo a major change in 2015 as Stephen Colbert replaces the retiring David Letterman.

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    Now that Teen Wolf season 4 is done and dusted, it's time for some spoilers on season 5!

    Creator Jeff Davis tells all:

    Will we see the Argents again?


    We’ll see. Next season is very much up in the air. And to be honest, getting through this season was such an unbelievable challenge that we’re glad to just have a break and not think anymore and wait for new ideas to come to us. So we’re trying not to talk too much about season 5 until we actually sit back in the writers’ room and get to it. The funny thing is that really, when we said yes to 24 episodes for season 3, we had no idea that we’d actually have an even shorter amount of time to get on to the next 12 of season 4. We actually only had six weeks in between production cycles, and that was unbelievably challenging, so it was more like we did 36 episodes straight.



    The Desert Wolf...




    We’re definitely going to be working on that storyline next season. And Shelley Hennig has turned out to be such a great addition to the cast. She’s so funny. She’s had some of my favorite funny moments this season.



    Will we find out what Deputy Parrish is?




    Oh yes. Yeah, you will find out, and it will be a big part of the storyline.



    Ryan Kelley (who plays Parrish) further added more thought for theory..




    I did have the opportunity to find out what Parrish is, though. I had a sit-down with [creator] Jeff [Davis], and he asked me if I wanted to know, and I said, “Of course! Please, please, please.” I could tell he was super hesitant, so I was like, “Wait, do you want to tell me? Or are you just doing this because you feel bad for me?” He said, “I don’t really want to tell you, but I will if you want me to.” So I decided to wait. I had the opportunity, but I was too big of a baby. I could see he was struggling with it in his mind, so I said, “I’ll just let Jeff do Jeff. He can work his magic.”

    I was almost 99 percent sure I was a hunter in Season 3, so things can definitely change. One of the big theories people seem to be latching onto is that he’s a phoenix, just because of the ashes and the fire. I will tell you I don’t personally think he’s a phoenix, but I could be wrong. I don’t think it’s that simple, it just can’t be.



    Lydia & Parrish romance?

    Ryan Kelley revealed:




    In the realm of Teen Wolf, anything is possible. And there’s definitely chemistry there; we’ve had some pretty cool scenes together. Whether it ends up being romantic, or just a friendship where he’s intrigued by her, we’re not quite sure yet.



    More Braedon?




    ’d love her to come back, and that’s kind of why we tied her into the whole desert wolf mystery. I love Meagan Tandy so much; she’s such an awesome girl. I think she’s really stepped up this season. It’s funny. We just had her finale screening on Saturday night, and I got to meet her parents and her parents were so proud. So Braeden’s definitely going to play a bigger part



    Teen Wolf will return for its fith season in 2015!


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    She's my guardian angel! Hilary Duff reveals radio host Sophie Monk saved her after she was involved in a hit-and-run in Los Angeles

    They famously became friends when they dated Madden brothers Joel and Benji in 2006.
    But it seems Hilary Duff, 26, and 34-year-old Sophie Monk's friendship runs much deeper than that, as the Texan pop star says the radio host saved her after she was involved in a hit-and-run in Los Angeles.
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    In Australia, promoting her latest single All About You, the American beauty revealed the details of the incident in an interview with 2DayFM's breakfast show hosts Jules Lund, Merrick Watts and, of course, Sophie.

    'I had a car accident and Sophie comes out of nowhere, on a rainy day in LA, like an angel,' said the A Cinderella Story star in the chat which will air on Wednesday.
    'This girl hit me, she rear-ended me, and tried to run. And Sophie took her (own) car and blocked her off.

    'I'm like "Sophie?" and she's like, "Oh my God, Hilary!"'
    Meanwhile, quick-thinking Sophie rushed to her friend's rescue preventing the driver from leaving the scene and taking down the number plate.
    The bubbly blonde who performed on Monday night's X Factor Australia went on to admit that her driving prowess leaves a little to be desired.

    'I've had a few (accidents), mostly with my own house though. So that’s a good thing, it’s always best when there is only one person involved.
    'I've hit my garage a few times. Sometimes I've pulled in too tight. I've always had a big car so I've pulled in and scratched it, things like that.'
    Meanwhile, Sophie was clearly pleased to be back with her good pal, uploading a picture of the pair together, which she captioned: '@hilaryduff is possibly the sweetest person in the world! I would eat her if I knew how many calories she was.'
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    I am... the elusive walking chanteuse

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    Slay us with your high-pitched and silverly vocals, queen <3

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    Hilary Duff Addresses Aaron Carter’s Undying Love
    BuzzFeed asked Hilary: “Aaron Carter keeps declaring his love for you, how do you feel about it?”

    Remember when Hilary Duff and Aaron Carter were a thing?
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    They were the tween-dream power couple of the early noughties. And their break-up was felt worldwide. But then Aaron Carter started declaring his undying love for Hilary this year, and things got so weird.
    Here’s what he said…
    >> Don't be that stupid douche that loses the love of your life forever.. Like me...
    When a fan asked him if he was talking about Hilary, he replied “Sure am!”
    >> I'll spend the rest of my life trying to better myself to get back to her. I don't care what ANY of you think.

    Today, BuzzFeed met with Hilary in Sydney.
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    And then we asked the big question: “Aaron Carter keeps declaring his love for you, how do you feel about it?”

    Hilary:“*laughs* I was not expecting this question. He does, I keep seeing that, that he keeps doing that. I don’t know how I feel. I mean, that was so long ago, and obviously I’m still married, and I have a baby and we kind of just…
    BuzzFeed: “… Don’t know each other?”
    Hilary: “Yeah, don’t know each other… so… yeah.”
    BuzzFeed: “So it’s just weird.”
    Hilary: “*laughs* You said it, not me!”
    Soz, Aaron.

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