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    20th Century Fox and Dreamworks Animation’s 2013 Film Slate Dec 6th 2012













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    What do you do when your debut album is heralded as a modern dance masterpiece? Well, if you're Katy B you gather a stellar cast of collaborators – producers Jacques Greene, Diplo, Geeneus and Zinc as well as Jessie Ware, Wiley and Iggy Azalea – and make an EP to give away for free.
    Danger, a stop-gap before the new Katy B album is released early next year, is an impressive reflection of what she's into right now. So while the Jacques Green-produced Danger slowly emerges through beats and twinkling synths, the bouncy, Diplo-assisted Light as a Feather shows off her more playful side, while the delirious Got Paid is completely bonkers and that's even before Wiley shows up. The highlight, however, is the seductive Aaliyah, produced by Geeneus and featuring Jessie Ware. Framed as a modern update of Dolly Parton's Jolene ("Aaliyah please don't take my man, although you know that you can"), it's deliciously danceable and melancholic.

    Danger (Jacques Greene) / Aaliyah ft. Jessie Ware (Geeneus) / Light As A Feather ft. Iggy Azalea (Diplo) / Got Paid ft. Wiley (Zinc)

    • You can download the Danger EP for free here.
    Source: Guardian

    Aaliyah ft. Jessie Ware (Geeneus)
        

    Tweeting about the EP, Katy B wrote: "I got an early Xmas present for you all in a bit. To say thank you for the support :) Too much Love!!!! X"

    Katy B is expected to release her second album in 2013. The follow up to 2011's 'On A Mission', the London-born singer recently claimed her new material is about growing up and becoming independent. "Standing on my own two feet is inspiring new lyrics for the album, due out early next year. I'm making the transition from being a girl into womanhood and finding out what my responsibilities are. It's the first time I've lived in the real world with bills to pay, and that's coming across in what I'm writing."
    Source: NME

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    Timothée Chalamet, who plays Finn Walden on Homeland, performing a number from LaGuardia High School's production of Sweet Charity on a regional CBS channel.



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    Let's begin this post with the red band trailer for the new Evil Dead Remake.




    It's clear we're getting the full horror vibe from this. I have to hope that the slapstick and comedy will be present and that the trailer is just a way to lure people in who aren't familiar with the Evil Dead.

    Also, the original is on Netflix Instant right now, so go and check it out.

    Next we have the teaser for the Carrie remake.



    Now this looks interesting. I love teh book and it seems like they may be taking the book's idea of being a mix of a ton of different set ups, such as a book/congressional hearing/eye witness testimony. I'd love to see them really delve into the full scale of her rampage and the absolute destruction she weaved.

    Finally, let's look at some articles from the SCP Foundation.

    For those who don't know the SCP Foundation is a collection short/long stories about various artifacts. It's a bit like the show Warehouse 13. Each artifcat is either Safe (poses no real lisk) Euclid (poses a danger, but can be controlled) or Keter (World Ending). What makes the site fun is the variety, from super serious monsters to stupid little fun things like a megaphone that spekas directly to your mind. I'll post some of the best here.

    SCP-173

    Object class: Euclid

    Special Containment Procedures: Item SCP-173 is to be kept in a locked container at all times. When personnel must enter SCP-173's container, no fewer than 3 may enter at any time and the door is to be relocked behind them. At all times, two persons must maintain direct eye contact with SCP-173 until all personnel have vacated and relocked the container.

    Description: Moved to Site19 1993. Origin is as of yet unknown. It is constructed from concrete and rebar with traces of Krylon brand spray paint. SCP-173 is animate and extremely hostile. The object cannot move while within a direct line of sight. Line of sight must not be broken at any time with SCP-173. Personnel assigned to enter container are instructed to alert one another before blinking. Object is reported to attack by snapping the neck at the base of the skull, or by strangulation. In the event of an attack, personnel are to observe Class 4 hazardous object containment procedures.

    Personnel report sounds of scraping stone originating from within the container when no one is present inside. This is considered normal, and any change in this behaviour should be reported to the acting HMCL supervisor on duty.

    The reddish brown substance on the floor is a combination of feces and blood. Origin of these materials is unknown. The enclosure must be cleaned on a bi-weekly basis.




    Item #: SCP-001

    Object Class: Euclid/Keter

    Special Containment Procedures: Because of the nature of SCP-001, no containment procedures are necessary. 24/7 monitoring of SCP-001 is to take place from a safe (10km+) distance from a pre-determined location (Site 0). The location of Site 0 is known only to the current SCP administrator and the single Overseer-level Agent of Abrahamic faith (O5-14) assigned to monitor SCP-001 from Site 0. Said Agent is authorized to take any action necessary should SCP-001 become active, and is required to immediately alert the Administrator and all other Overseer-level agents should SCP-001 show any change in behavior, as this may constitute the beginning of an XK-class end-of-the-world scenario.

    Should SCP-001 become active in any way, personnel are required to immediately consult the Patmos series of Emergency Orders. Decoding algorithms for Emergency Order Patmos are to be maintained on-site at Site 0 in the possession of the designated observer, and are to be transmitted to SCP Foundation offices only in the event of SCP-001 becoming active. Foundation Personnel with vital roles in one or more variants of Emergency Order Patmos are to be advised to take the following precautions.

    To maintain good relations with one or more organized Abrahamic faiths.
    To maintain, on hand, a supply of the following: holy water, a rosary, crucifix, cross, or other symbol blessed by an Abrahamic cleric of bishop or equivalent higher rank, a copy of Abrahamic scriptures, and standard emergency supplies in mobile form (bug-out bag).
    In case of a premillenial rapture scenario, all vital personnel are to designate a secondary operative of non-Abrahamic faith. Said secondary operative is to be informed of the location of the primary designate's copy of Emergency Order Patmos and memetic kill agent innoculant, and is to be kept on ready status to take over the primary's duties as necessary.
    To maintain familiarity with all other SCPs involved in possible XK-class end-of-the-world scenarios.
    Description: SCP-001 is a humanoid entity, approximately seven hundred (700) cubits in height, located in an undisclosed location near the intersection of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The following features are known about the entity.

    A number of luminous winglike appendages emerging from the shoulders, back, temples, ankles, and wrists of the entity. Although an accurate count has never been established, most observers place the number of wings at anywhere from two (2) through one hundred and eight (108), with the mean number being four (4).
    A weapon, possibly a sword or knife (SCP-001-2). The weapon appears to emit flame at a temperature rivaling that of the sun, based on spectrographic analysis, although there appear to be no destructive effects from the intense heat on the surrounding area. Any entity that approaches within 1km of SCP-001 is immediately struck by the weapon and obliterated from existence. Any and all hostile actions taken towards SCP-001 have resulted in the annihilation of the attacker, regardless of range (see incident report re: Indian Ocean Submarine Missile Experiment, December 26, 2004)
    SCP-001 appears to be standing with its head bowed in a gesture of supplication with SCP-001-2 held in both hands point-down in front of it. Since originally recorded by the Founder over [DATA REDACTED] years ago, SCP-001 has not deviated from this stance.
    Human beings exposed to SCP-001 report hearing a voice in their heads, giving them a directive which the subject reports cannot be disobeyed. The most common directive is, "FORGET" which results in the subject walking away from SCP-001 with no memory of having encountered it. On rare occasions, however, other directives have been given: the most famous of these is the one given to the Founder ("PREPARE") which he has claimed formed the impetus for founding [DATA REDACTED] to catalog and contain any and all supernatural and/or paranormal artifacts that represent a serious threat to the current existence of humanity. This is the organization now known as the SCP Foundation.
    Observers have reported that SCP-001 appears to be standing in front of a gate of immense proportions. Long-range photographs have occasionally detected what appears to be a pastoral grove within, containing numerous other entities of the same composition as SCP-001, as well as several fruit trees of unknown composition. Of particular note are two fruit trees of immense proportion near what appears to be the center of the grove: one, it is noted, appears to be an ordinary apple tree, although the other bears a fruit unknown on earth, described as [DATA EXPUNGED].
    It is the avowed belief of the Founder that the gate which SCP-001 guards may be the gate to [EXPUNGED] based on correlations with ancient Babylonian texts and the Dead Sea Scrolls. In which case, one can deduce that the entity known as SCP-001 may be [EXPUNGED].

    Addendum 001-a: Experimentation re: SCP-001-2s effective kill range.

    1. EXPERIMENT A: 1 Class-D Personnel instructed to approach SCP-001 as closely as possible on foot.
    Result: Upon making visual contact with SCP-001, subject is ordered to "LEAVE." Subject immediately turns away from SCP and walks away. Despite repeated orders to continue the experiment, Class D Personnel refuses to obey and is terminated. Upon termination of Class D Personnel, all research staff involved are immediately obliterated by an unknown force, presumably SCP-001-2

    2. EXPERIMENT B: 1 remote-operated research robot remotely guided to approach SCP-001 from the ground.
    Result: Upon approaching within 1km of SCP-001, research robot is obliterated, presumably by SCP-001-2. All further attempts at remote reconnaissance have the same result.

    3. EXPERIMENT C: 100 pre-programmed research drones instructed to approach SCP-001 from multiple angles simultaneously.
    Result: Coordination is successful, and all 100 drones cross the 1km mark simultaneously: however, all 100 are simultaneously obliterated by SCP-001-2. Designated observer at Site 0 reports that SCP-001-2 appeared to "strike in all directions at once." SCP-001 did not deviate from its stance while this took place.

    4. EXPERIMENT D: Wire-Guided missile fired from a distance of 3km.
    Result: SCP-001-2 obliterates weapon upon crossing the 1km mark, simultaneously obliterating the launch site and killing all personnel.

    5. EXPERIMENT E: Multi-Warhead Intercontinental Ballistic Missile fired from SCP nuclear submarine "Nautilus."
    Result: See Indian Ocean Submarine Missile Experiment, December 26, 2004

    6. EXPERIMENT F: SCP-076 and Task Force Omega 7 instructed to approach SCP-001 on foot.
    Result: SCP-076 refuses to carry out mission, despite not being informed of the mission's nature. Upon being asked why, SCP-076 replies, "No. Just no."

    7. EXPERIMENT G: SCP-073. Due to the results of experiment F, SCP-073 was not informed of his destination until arriving at Site 0.
    Result: SCP-073 approached the site on foot. Upon seeing SCP-001, SCP-073 became distressed and asked to abort. SCP-073 was ordered to continue. At that point, the symbol on SCP-073's forehead became [DATA EXPUNGED]. Experiment was terminated due to [DATA EXPUNGED] See Addendum 001-aa.

    Addendum 001-aa: By executive order of the Administrator, no further experiments are to be carried out re: SCP-001. No further SCPs are to be exposed to SCP-001. SCP-001 is not to be used to dispose of dangerous SCPs. Please see revised containment procedures for details.

    ADDENDUM: On ██-██-████, the following errant transmission was received by Foundation Personnel.

    INITIATE EMERGENCY ORDER PATMOS-OMEGA

    ATTN: All Foundation Personnel.

    The following message was received at approximately ████:██:██ this morning from Site 0.

    SCP-001 has left its location. The Gate is Open. They are riding forth.
    Oh G_d, it's so beautiful…

    thelordreigneththelordhasreignedthelordshallreignforeverthelordrei
    gneththelordhasreignedthelordshallreignforeverthelordreigneththel
    ordhasreignedthelordshallreignforeverthelordheisgodthelordheisgod
    thelordheisgodthelordheisgodthelordheisgodthelordheisgodthelord
    heisgodthelordheisgodHEAROISRAELTHELORDOURGODTHELORDISONE

    Because of this event's confluence with the recent breach of SCP-995, the opening of SCP-616, and the activation of SCP-098, the Foundation is required to immediately begin preparations for an XK-class end-of-the-world scenario. SCP-076 and SCP-073 are to be secured immediately. All personnel are to unlock and decode Emergency Order Patmos-Omega, and follow all orders within. Site 19 is to be secured, and all nonessential SCPs and personnel terminated and/or destroyed. Repeat, because of this event's confluence with the recent breach ohttp://www.scp-wiki.net/dr-clef-s-proposalf SCP-995, the opening of SCP-616, and the activation of SCP-098, the Foundation is required to immediately begin preparations for an XK-class end-of-the-world scenario. SCP-076 and SCP-073 are to be secured immediately. All personnel are to unlock and decode Emergency Order Patmos-Omega, and follow all orders within. Site 19 is to be secured, and all nonessential SCPs and personnel terminated and/or destroyed. Repeat, because of this event's confluence with the recent breach of SCP-995, the opening of SCP-616, and the aktivation of SCP-098, the Foundation is rekwired to immediatelebegin preprrations ffr an XK-class end-of-theworldsenario. SCP-076 and SCP-073 @re to be secured immediately Cain and Abel my two sons, I amcoming all personnel are to unlock and decode behold, I stand at the gate and knock and if anyanayansdfysffollow
    aall alla khaf3242!$$@andisawanewheavenandanewearthandthefruitofofof
    ^&@#$@#@#$@#$███████
    █████████
    █████████
    █████████
    ███ [SIGNAL LOST]

    Upon contacting Site 0, O5-14 responded that no such message had been sent from his location and that SCP-001 remains inert. The transmission was initially determined to be a hoax. However, close examination of the transmission reveals a timestamp dated [DATA REDACTED] years in the future. It is theorized that [DATA EXPUNGED].

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    What are the best books, movies etc featuring mermaids/mermen? What is your fave thing about them? Would you like to see more representation of them in pop culture?
    Basically an all-things mermaid post.



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    It's back, ONTD! Love complaining about how crappy music this days? How award shows are such a joke now? Or that the nominations for these things always suck! Now's your chance to have your voice heard and come up with the same fucking nominations as the actual ones despite complaining about them year after year; it's the 2013 Grammy Awards!

    Last year, this actually worked out well. For the most part, people followed instructions, and I thought it was worth it to post the winning results. Since the actual Grammy award nominations will be announced tonight, I thought I'd officially start this up again.

    How it works: Tomorrow, I'll put up the official nominations post. There, you'll list your top 3 nominations for each category, and in about a week, I'll tally the five nominees who received the most nominations from members, and they'll be up for community vote.

    How to choose your noms: Basically, you can nominate any song/album/artist you want, with some stipulations:
    1) The eligibility year for the 2013 Grammy Awards is Oct. 1, 2011, to Sept. 30, 2012. If you're not sure if something you want to nominate is eligible, then check Wikipedia/Amazon/etc. Please pay attention to this rule, because lots of people don't bother to check before nominating and it's annoying etc etc etc.
    2) Songs/albums have to have been released in the US to be eligible. Sorry, Pixie Lott :(
    3) The format for nominating is Artist - Song/Album.


    ALBUM OF THE YEAR
    SONG OF THE YEAR (lyrics only)
    RECORD OF THE YEAR (the overall track)
    BEST NEW ARTIST
    BEST VIDEO

    BEST POP ALBUM
    BEST POP PERFORMANCE (performance = song/single)

    BEST ELECTRONIC/DANCE ALBUM
    BEST ELECTRONIC/DANCE PERFORMANCE

    BEST RNB/HIPHOP ALBUM
    BEST RNB/HIPHOP PERFORMANCE

    BEST ROCK/ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
    BEST ROCK/ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE

    BEST FOLK/COUNTRY ALBUM
    BEST FOLK/COUNTRY PERFORMANCE


    I'M SERIOUS ABOUT THESE RULES. If I see just one that doesn't abide by them, your whole ballot is being thrown out. Don't be that person!!!

    I'll leave this post open for comments, so you can discuss potential nominees, who you want the real Grammys to nominate, ask questions about nominating, etc. The nominations post will be up soonish.

    Yay award season!!!

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    Tim Urban, whom you might remember from American Idol season 9, has done Taylor Swift a big favor! He’s written the inevitable break up song she’d be penning after the split with current boy toy, One Direction’s Harry Styles.



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    Lady Gaga arrived in, St. Petersburg, Russia, on Dec. 7 and just hours prior to touch down, expressed her gratitude to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for opposing laws that forbid minors from receiving information about homosexuality.

    The Mother Monster took to Twitter and posted: “Thank You Prime Minister Medvedev for not standing by your party's anti gay propaganda law & instead supporting my show+fans all over Russia.” In a second post to Russia’s PM, Lady Gaga posted: “Prime Minister Medvedev please accept my gratitude I am looking forward to performing in RUSSIA & celebrating our cultures coming together.”

    Nine regions, including St. Petersburg, have recently passed bills imposing fines of up to $150,000 for providing minors with information on homosexuality, as this information is deemed by law to be “homosexual propaganda.” In a Dec. 7 interview, PM Medvedev said, “Not all relations between people can be regulated by law,” speaking to the anti-gay laws that are currently in place. On Dec. 19 The Duma, which is Russia's parliament, will consider the nationwide ban of these educational materials.

    The 26-year-old mega-star has been a longtime supporter of the LGBTQ communities and has never shied away from giving her support. Of course in typical Mother Monster style, upon landing in St. Petersburg she tweeted: “Just arrived in St. Petersburg Russia I'm so delighted to see so many monsters at the airport. Take me to the ballet!”

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    dees laws are dumb as hale. get it 2gether Russia.

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    Amid the hyperboles and endless opines, the Internet often offers the greatest insight. Under a 15-minute YouTube clip of a 2011 Hot 97 interview with Frank Ocean, there’s this comment: “I’m trying to understand him, his vision, his music and he’s not letting me,” writes stlukesroosevelt1. “That’s great!!” Almost every synopsis of Frank, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter who’s either gay or bisexual, fixates on his ambiguity. This year, he’s done exactly four public interviews for his Def Jam debut, Channel Orange, including The New York Times—where he described his slumped posture as a protective “outer shell” for his true self, the one we know mostly through his music—and the obscure French magazine Snatch, which called him “un personnage hors-norme” (“a non-standard character”), in an article titled “The Abyss of Frank Ocean.” You could say he’s not a star, or the most reluctant we’ve seen in years. The fact is that Frank, an artist who relishes white noise, has ignited a voluminous conversation in pop culture with little volume. 

    The chatter began with his 2011 mixtape, Nostalgia Ultra, accelerating in early July after listening sessions for the morose Channel Orange. Rumors that the man born Christopher Breaux planned to come out bisexual flew amuck when a BBC journalist noted: “On the songs ‘Bad Religion,’ ‘Pink Matter and ‘Forrest Gump,’ you can hear him sing about being in love and there are quite obvious words used like ‘him’ and not ‘her.’” The hear say compelled Frank to post a diary entry-like letter to Tumblr—aptly on Independence Day (originally typed on Dec. 27, 2011)—about his first love with a man. The emotions were complex but the admissions simple: “I was 19. He was too.”

    With 730 words that trumped everyone else’s actions, Frank became The Man in a 2012 that saw Nicki Minaj prefix her name with “American Idol judge” and frequent collaborator Jay-Z clock in a lifetime’s work (open a stadium, launch a music festival, host the Obamas) in a single month. Remarkable feats, sure, but no other entertainer sparked a more vital dialogue this year than Frank. His same-sex revelation gave Black music a belated progressive push while enticing more (deserved) interest in Channel Orange. Next to today’s leaderless genre of R&B, which spews more molly music than true blues, Ocean’s body of work feels like a necessary anomaly. “It’s similar to Radiohead or an artist you discover and really get into the visual that music provides,” says Akinah Rahmaan, Def Jam’s VP of Marketing. “His music takes people away on a journey. Every song is a story.”

    To cynics, Frank’s viral reveal was a PR stunt. The truth is it was a defining moment. “That was not a conspiracy or created to sell albums,” assures Rahmaan. “We didn’t know how he’d be received. When we saw the positive results of him freeing himself and being that candid and vulnerable, we supported him.” Days later, the U.K.’s The Guardian snagged the first interview where Frank addressed his penetrating love letter. “He seemed a little shell-shocked by all the attention, but he was surprisingly willing to talk about it,” says deputy editor Rebecca Nicholson. “I suggested that writing that letter was brave. He disagreed. It was astoundingly modest of him. He’s a smart guy and he’s got a lot to say, but he says it quietly and calmly. Which I think shows great confidence. He was incredibly Zen.”

    Many pegged the act as Frank’s “coming out” and rushed to parse its impact (Daily Beast’s “Frank Ocean’s Coming Out as Bisexual Changes Homophobic Hip-Hop Genre”; Time’s “Coming Out In Hip Hop: Frank Ocean’s Powerful Moment”). Others tiptoed and stressed that he only mentioned “that one time.” On July 9, he made his first post-Tumblr appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, a gig booked two months pre-letter. After a brief huddle, he and Roots frontman Questlove settled on performing “Bad Religion”—a confessional ode to “him.” “The plan was to make a huge impact by word of mouth, but his [letter] obviously changed that,” says Late Night music booker Jonathan Cohen of Frank’s TV debut. “Every now and then, we’re lucky enough to be present in the studio for a moment like that, where there’s sort of an air of uncertainty in the room. It was one of the best performances we’ve had this year, if not in the history of the show.”

    There, in front of 1.75 million viewers, one week ahead of schedule, Frank announced the iTunes-exclusive release of Channel Orange, a debut that’s as courageously innovative and individualistic as its author and certified Frank as Mr. 2012. Even with compelling, if somewhat wobbly, sets at the MTV Video Music Awards and Saturday Night Live, Ocean’s promotional push seemed more like cautious steps into the spotlight. “He’s an artist’s artist,” says Cohen. “He’s still processing how to handle the sudden attention and the best way to move his career forward. The sky is the limit for him. It’s just a question of how comfortable he is with playing the game.”

    Four days after the letter, @Frank_Ocean passed the million-follower milestone. “Last summer I had 1600 followers,” he tweeted. Add that to breakthrough shows at Coachella and Lollapalooza, epic collabos with Pharrell Williams (“Sweet Life”) and Andre 3000 (“Pink Matter”), an invitation to open for Coldplay and an album that’s sold roughly 400,000 copies and you have a Man of the Year who’s as necessary to our forward movement as he is mysterious. “His image is brooding, sensitive. His tweets are obscure. In my opinion, that’s as much of a construct as Lady Gaga’s eccentric art-house showgirl,” says Nicholson. “That doesn’t make it insincere or dishonest, by the way. I just think it works for him.”

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    The new single from Calvin's #1 album '18 Months'. Available on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/CH18MonthsDLX?IQid=yt

    http://www.calvinharris.co.uk
    http://www.facebook.com/calvinharris
    https://twitter.com/#!/calvinharris

    Music video by Calvin Harris feat. Tinie Tempah performing Drinking From the Bottle. (C) 2012 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

    Life's too short Danny DeVito

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    After Monday's exciting news that Life-Size, Tyra Banks' greatest contribution to television, is getting a sequel, a world of opportunity opened. The 2000 straight-to-TV movie became an instant guilty pleasure, but it was just one of Disney's many original movies to premiere on ABC or Disney Channel. There are plenty of others that deserve sequels of their own, but we're focusing on the best of the pre-High School Musical era -- because let's be honest, nothing was ever the same after that. Before that franchise, Disney Channel movies were adorably cheesy with cute, if completely unbelievable, storylines. Since the ill-fated day that Zac Efron had to choose between drama club and the basketball team, the movies lost all of their charms and became mere vehicles for the network's latest stars (all of whom were required to sing, apparently). Here are some of the classics (we use the word lightly in all respects) that haven't gotten sequels yet, and are long overdue:



    Brink!


    Does it get more '90s than an entire movie about rollerblading? Or as the cool kids of Brink! call it, inline skating. The movie stars Erik von Detten, whom you might recognize as the popular guy that "ugly" Anne Hathaway has a crush on in The Princess Diaries -- or as the voice of Sid in Toy Story (!?). For anyone very familiar with Disney Channel movies, it's a Johnny Tsunami-esque plot about two rival skating crews, the Soul Skaters and Team X-Bladz, and what happens when von Detten's Brink -- yes that's his name -- betrays his group for money. There are plenty of options for a sequel; it just needs a little updating. Like maybe a title that people actually understand, and a sport that's a bit more... hip.

    Don't Look Under the Bed

    Only the bravest Disney fans could sit through this one, and it's time to put the next generation up to the challenge. Seriously, this movie is legitimately scary at times, with main character Frances being blamed for freaky stuff happening in her town, only to find out from a guy invisible to everyone else that a Boogeyman is framing her. Even the commercials for this were frightening at the time, with a kid's legs dangling off the edge of a bed before being grabbed by a monster. But hey, today's viewers might be better equipped to handle it, as this was before everything, even Harry Potter, started getting dark. It'll take a lot more to scare people now, but maybe they can start with the boogeyman taking away everyone's cell phones.

    Model Behavior

    In the midst of N'SYNC mania (don't you dare even mention the Backstreet Boys), Justin Timberlake made many young girls' dreams come true when h starred in Model Behavior. Not only did it feature the biggest heartthrob of the time (though unfortunately he wasn't sporting the frosted tips) but it involved a scenario usually reserved for Mary Kate and Ashley, in which a normal girl switches lives with a model and gets to date Timberlake. Kathie Lee Gifford also appears, pretty randomly, as the model's mother. A sequel would only work if Timberlake came back, especially since he went from boy band cutie to legitimate superstar. Since Kathie Lee is busy drinking with Hoda, maybe Kelly Ripa can take her place. As for the girls who switch places, Lindsay Lohan has some experience in that area and her recent attempt at a comeback wasn't exactly a success.

    Mom's Got a Date With a Vampire

    Apparently Aunt Hilda just can't stay away from the supernatural. Somehow in the midst of dealing with a teenage witch and a talking cat, she had time to date a vampire. While Don't Look Under the Bed was actually creepy, Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire has a more fun Hocus Pocus Halloween vibe. Really, it was just ahead of its time, because if Twilight has taught us anything, it's that moms love vampires. Maybe with that franchise coming to an end, Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire could be the next big thing. A sequel can lead to all kinds of spin-offs: Mom can have a date with a werewolf, a zombie or a wizard, and Dad can even start dating, too. We just need someone to replace Caroline Rhea as the titular mother -- maybe she can pass it down to Sabrina herself, as Melissa Joan Hart doesn't seem to be up to much these days.

    The Luck of the Irish

    The high school basketball player at the center of The Luck of the Irish is played by Ryan Merriman, who also starred in Smart House, which basically makes him Disney Channel royalty. Smart House is also long overdue for a sequel, but for all we know Apple could be working on a real-life version at this very moment. Anyway, The Luck of the Irish is bizarre, even among other Disney Channel movies, what with a main character who thinks he's just lucky, finds out he's of Irish descent and then turns into a leprechaun. It's the insanity that makes it entertaining, especially the leprechaun vs. leprechaun competition and a very complicated gold coin. Looking back, the entire thing is rooted in a giant stereotype but hey, let's embrace that. The sequel can be about someone who thought they tanned easily finding out that they're Italian and then turning into a meatball.

    Cadet Kelly

    Just kidding! It's a load of garbage.



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    I guess this can be a saturday 90s nostalgia post =)

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    Award-winning Calgary-born novelist Nancy Huston won Britain’s Bad Sex in Fiction award for her novel Infrared, whose tale of a photographer who takes pictures of her lovers during sex proved too revealing for the judges.

    The choice was announced by Downton Abbey actress Samantha Bond during a ceremony at the Naval & Military Club in London.

    Judges of the tongue-in-cheek prize — which is run by the Literary Review magazine — said they were struck by a description of “flesh, that archaic kingdom that brings forth tears and terrors, nightmares, babies and bedazzlements,” and by a long passage that builds to a climax of “undulating space.”

    Huston, who lives in Paris, was not on hand to collect her prize. In a statement read by her publicist, the 59-year-old author said she hoped her victory would “incite thousands of British women to take close-up photos of their lovers’ bodies in all states of array and disarray.”

    Huston, who writes in both French and English, is the author of more than a dozen novels, including Plainsong and Fault Lines. She has previously won France’s Prix Goncourt prize and was a finalist for Britain’s Orange Prize for fiction by women.

    She is only the third woman to win the annual Bad Sex prize, founded in 1993 to name and shame authors of “crude, tasteless and … redundant passages of sexual description in contemporary novels.”

    Some critics, however, have praised the sexual passages in Infrared. Shirley Whiteside in the Independent on Sunday newspaper said there were “none of the lazy cliches of pornography or the purple prose of modern romantic fiction” — though she conceded the book’s sex scenes were “more perfunctory than erotic.”

    Huston beat finalists including previous winner Tom Wolfe — for his passage in Back to Blood describing “his big generative jockey” — and Booker Prize-nominated Nicola Barker, whose novel The Yips compares a woman to “a plump Bakewell pudding.”


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    What else do you guys think should have been nominated/won?

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    Only three episodes left... :(

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    Ivanka Trump has been married for 3 years now to business mogul Jared Kushner and reveals the one thing she loves to do for her husband and 3-year-old daughter. Plus, did Ivanka and her brothers really have an intervention with her father, Donald Trump, due to his recent Twitter feuds? Ivanka sets the record straight!

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    t was a year without masterpieces. Instead, 2012’s best pop albums felt more like weird friends. They crashed our parties, passed out on our couches and ate all of our Golden Grahams in the morning. Now we’re pals.

    Also, I said masterpieces. There was one. It came from Frank Ocean, a 25-year-old R&B rookie whose summer opus, “Channel Orange,” exploded the emotional possibilities of contemporary pop music. At his best, Ocean was sharing deep secrets with a universe of strangers — an approach he parabolized with “Bad Religion,” a ballad about unloading your spiritual confusion on an anonymous taxi driver.

    And while nobody came close to matching Ocean’s quiet intensity this year, that doesn’t mean 2012’s best albums lacked quirk, courage or character.

    Best friends forever — maybe. Best friends for now — for sure.


    1. Frank Ocean, “Channel Orange”

    Quote:
    As a singer, songwriter and storyteller, Ocean is every bit as fluid as he is commanding, delivering songs crammed with moods, memories and detailed characters — all sung by a protagonist who’s earned himself a place among the greats.
    2. Neil Young and Crazy Horse, “Psychedelic Pill”
    3. Jessie Ware, “Devotion”
    4. Future, “Pluto”
    5. Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang, “En Yay Sah”
    6. Fresh and Onlys, “Long Slow Dance”
    7. Kellie Pickler, “100 Proof”
    8. A Tribe Called Red, “A Tribe Called Red”
    9. Dierks Bentley, “Home”
    10. Laurel Halo, “Quarantine”
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    The star picked up band-aids, medicine & mentos.


    She tweeted about catching a cold and a nasty cough on Thursday. The pair stopped by a convenience store to purchase a couple of items including a box of Band-Aids and what appears to be Mentos.

    Courtney flaunted her body in a tight beige tank top, showing some cleavage and leopard print tights with sky high nude heels.

    ‘Teen Bride’ Courtney Stodden was ordered to cover up and wear looser clothes while she was on the VH1 reality TV hit Couples Therapy. The petulant teen was later filmed trying on a maxi dress, saying: “I look like a nun!”

    The buxom blonde, an aspiring singer and actress, met Hutchison, 52, after applying for an online acting course he was teaching.
















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  • 12/08/12--20:24: SNL Post: Jamie Foxx



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    Here is the rundown for the season so far.
    Week number, Host, +SkitsWithHader -SkitsWithoutHader

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    SKIT RUNDOWN
    Opener:Obama and Boehner talk Fiscal Cliff (Hader)
    Monologue: How black is that? and then he sings. (BONUS: 2chainz) (No Hader)
    Bitch, what's the answer? (No Hader)
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    McDownton! It's the TV event of Christmas... and we've been given a sneak preview - by the Scottish aristocrats whose stately home bagged a starring role


    lol. I mostly included this picture because I thought the family was cute, tbh.


    It is 8 o’clock on Christmas Day and the family is in a festive slump in front of the television, waiting for a highlight of the day – the Downton Abbey Special.

    On screen, however, the action is set in high summer and the plotlines are dramatic, with naughty new girl, Lady Rose, taking centre stage as she is packed off to Scotland.

    In a series of exclusive pictures, The Mail on Sunday can reveal that the manicured lawns of Downton have been swapped for the granite walls of Inveraray Castle.

    The Crawley family and staff follow the example set by the doughty Dowager Countess, played by Dame Maggie Smith, who decides they should visit her cousin, the Marquess of Flintshire, while keeping an eye on Lady Rose.

    The castle is the real-life home of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, who have offered us an intriguing glimpse into the film-making process and give their thoughts on having the crew and stars as guests for several weeks over the summer.

    And they provide some tantalising details about the difference in the way the fictional Lord Grantham and his clan are portrayed and the more simple way their family lives in the stately pile today.

    The Duke and Duchess, themselves big Downton fans, were thrilled when Inveraray, set between the seashore of Loch Fyne and the Grampians in the Highland mountains, was chosen as the backdrop for the popular programme.

    ‘The series makers wanted somewhere rugged, a Scottish castle with rolling water and hills,’ says Eleanor, the Duchess of Argyll, who lives in the 17-bedroom castle with her husband, Torquhil, the 13th duke.

    ‘We were avid fans – although we had to wait to get to see the first season. Scottish TV didn’t think we would want to watch it, but there was an outcry here.’ Once the castle was chosen, the Argylls were caught up in a whirlwind of cast and crew meetings.

    ‘It was like getting through to the finals,’ says Eleanor, 39. ‘At first, there were just two or three location teams. But at the last site visit, we had about 40 people: artistic directors, lighting people, props people, directors . . .

    ‘It meant that when the cast arrived on set, everyone knew what was going on.’

    While the story line is shrouded in secrecy, what we do know is that Lady Edith’s married admirer, the newspaper editor Michael Gregson, turns out to be holidaying near to Duneagle Castle.

    His continued dalliance with Lady Edith causes a row between Matthew Crawley and his wife Lady Mary, who disagree about his intentions towards her. ‘In some scenes we see Cora [Oscar-nominated Elizabeth McGovern] waltzing in a tiara at the ghillies ball,’ says Eleanor. ‘Matthew Crawley has also been seen wrestling with a fishing rod and shooting a rifle in the grounds.’

    Before filming, the Argylls were invited to lunch with the actors at Ealing Studios, where the servants’ quarters are filmed.

    ‘They were charming,’ says Eleanor. ‘Especially Rob James-Collier, the actor who plays conniving footman Thomas, which rather threw us. I told him I had wanted to hate him.’
    Keen to know what to expect, Eleanor had gone to watch Downton being filmed at Highclere, home of the Earl of Carnarvon.

    ‘Lady Carnarvon was very helpful. I wanted to see what happens when the cast and crew are in your house. The stuff you need to protect. She told me, “It’s the little things. Like there will be lots of people using your water supply and electricity.” Things I hadn’t thought of.

    ‘I had never been on a film set before. We sat on those red sofas as they filmed in the drawing room. I hadn’t realised every scene has to be filmed from about 17 different angles. I met Cora and Lord Grantham [Hugh Bonne-ville], who were delightful.’

    To the Argylls’ deep disappointment, the weeks chosen for filming clashed with their annual two-week stay on the island of Tiree in the Inner Hebrides. So the couple had to make do with daily updates from Alastair Bruce, Downton’s historical adviser and an old friend of the Argylls who is also a Queen’s Herald, a former Scots Guards officer and an equerry to Prince Edward.

    ‘Alastair phoned us daily to let us know what was happening. It was all a great secret, but some of the guests staying with us became very suspicious. One would crouch outside the door with his ear to the keyhole, hoping to overhear the plot.

    ‘I didn’t know what to do, so eventually I told him Wallander was being filmed at the castle. I told him the makers thought the mountains and the loch at Inveraray looked better than Norway. He spent hours on the internet trawling Scotland and Wallander.’

    While the cast were in town, they socialised at the pubs. Brendan Coyle, who plays valet John Bates and has Scottish ancestors, was so enamoured of Inveraray, he had two kilts made up in the redshanks at the local kilt-makers.

    Torquhil, 44, who is head of his clan and owns 60,000 acres of land in Scotland, had to give permission for the Flintshires and Granthams to use the bluey-grey Campbell tartan. And a local piper, who played at Eleanor and Torquhil’s wedding, was also featured in some scenes.

    For viewers, Downton Abbey is an escapist fantasy – a heady world of magnificent ‘upstairs’ frocks, dreary ‘downstairs’ drudgery and, for the Crawleys, a cossetted life in which their every whim is catered for by their put-upon staff. For Eleanor and Torquhil and their three children, Archie, Marquess of Lorne, eight, Lord Rory, six, and Lady Charlotte, four, the reality of aristocratic life in the 21st Century is vastly different from the gilded idyll portrayed by Downton creator Julian Fellowes.

    ‘The big difference between then and now is staff,’ said Torquhil, who is brand manager for Chivas Regal Whisky when he isn’t managing the estate. ‘My grandmother had 30 people living in the castle and we used to have a huge team of gardeners. The kitchen garden would provide for the castle, but now we buy from the supermarket. And we have lots of machinery to do the work. We run it on a skeleton staff and I am chef most of the time.

    ‘Torquhil is a much better cook than I am,’ explains Eleanor. ‘He lived in Hong Kong so he can do sushi and amazing curries.

    ‘There probably are people who still have masses of staff like in Downton Abbey, but let’s face it, they are not British.’ While the vacuum cleaner, food processor and washing machine have, it seems, taken the place of kitchen staff Daisy and Mrs Patmore, the Argylls do have a nanny and a couple who do ‘everything from the security to the dusting.

    ‘But I clean the chandeliers myself,’ Eleanor admits. ‘I make our beds. I make the children’s beds. And Torquhil certainly doesn’t have a valet to put his coat on for him. Mind you, he doesn’t have to dress in white tie every night. He mows the lawn too. When the children get up in the morning, we have Shreddies in the kitchen,’ she adds, ‘which is also where the children do their homework.

    ‘Torquhil’s mother [The Dowager Duchess, Iona] had a cook so she used the dining room more, but Torquhil’s grandmother used the Mrs Patmore-type kitchen in the basement, which we now show to tourists.

    ‘These days, we only use the State Dining Room for Christmas Day or when we have a corporate event. Normally, we use a smaller dining room.’ Today, corporate events and tourism are the lifeblood of a house such as Inveraray.

    Some 75,000 visitors look round the castle each year and corporate clients pay to be wined, dined and steeped in Clan Campbell grandeur, with Torquhil and Eleanor, their hosts, dressed in their clan tartan.

    Sadly, however, there is no family tiara for Eleanor: ‘It was sold by Torquhil’s grandfather to pay a gambling debt,’ she explains. The biggest recent outlay for the Argylls was having central heating installed a few years ago.

    ‘In the past, each room would have a fire or two and that in itself required a great deal of manpower,’ says Torquhil. ‘Instead of lighting them, we just put on more jerseys.’

    They’ve also just put in 12 bathrooms. ‘Before that there were only four and only enough water for one hot bath. You had to run like mad to grab it,’ says Eleanor. The Crawleys would certainly have understood.

    lInveraray Castle (inveraray-castle.com) is open to the public between April 1 and October 31.

    LINK TO THE DOWNTON ABBEY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL PRVIEW! - I can't embed it because the tumblr video player is the worst. But you should watch it anyway.



    Lord Grantham + Lord Flintshire in their hunting gear, I think?


    Is this Edith's editor, Gregson? IDK. ALL MIDDLE AGED WHITE GUYS LOOK ROUGHLY THE SAME TO ME.


    A line up of manly men being manly or something. Idek.

    source for the pics + article

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    Ed Asner is stirring up controversy over at Fox News. Host of the "Hannity" show, Sean Hannity, aired a video reportedly produced by the California Federation of Teachers union. In the animated video, Asner narrates as a caricature of a wealthy person -- "the one percent" -- urinates on a group of poor people.

    A Fox News producer questioned Asner about the cartoon outside a New York City theater. Asner first claims to have no recollection of the video's content, but clarifies, "I agreed to do it for California teachers. I approve this message."


    When the producer reminded Asner of the "trickle down" depiction, Asner responds, "How digusting. It should be reversed."

    He then asks the producer, "Do you have any money?" When the producer responds to the affirmative, Asner asks, "Can I piss on you?"


    Back at the anchor desk, Hannity retorts, "Pretty classy, Mr. Asner. I guess it's true, there's no business like show business."




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    So, Ed Asner is a left wing extremist who is dehumanizing hard working Americans by saying this and yet Glenn Beck can actually piss in a jar with a figure of Obama and it's "artistic freedom of speech". Okay, Fox News, okay.

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    HARRY STYLES and his ONE DIRECTION bandmates lapped up the rabid attention from the crowd when they played the Jingle Bell Ball at London’s O2 arena last night.


    The band were joined on the bill by JLS and CHERYL COLE – who dueted with WILL.I.AM.

    1D star Harry's missus TAYLOR SWIFT was secretly whisked into a VIP area to watch the lads – out of sight of the fans


    It’s probably best his bandmates don’t have much contact with her.

    A source said: “Her presence has stirred tensions in the band as Harry’s now spending most of his time with her, and jetted into the gig on her private jet instead of coming in with the rest of the lads.”

    Meanwhile, 1D risk the wrath of die-hard BLONDIE fans by covering One Way Or Another for next year’s Comic Relief single

    But Harry said: “We can’t wait to perform our version of this iconic pop song and raise as much money as possible.”

    Bandmate ZAYN MALIK gushed: “At school Red Nose Day was a big deal. Me and my friends used to really look forward to it. One year we all came in in our pyjamas which was pretty cool.”

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    Source: 
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/4688625/One-Directions-Harry-Styles-arrives-on-Taylor-Swifts-private-jet-for-Jingle-Bell-Ball.html 



    Also the One Direction Facebook account has confirmed it:

    Excited to officially announce that the boys will be recording the next Comic Relief single, a cover of Blondie’s 1978 hit One Way or Another! You can preorder it from 31st January… just 55 days to go! 1DHQ x 


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