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We get asked all sorts of questions here at reddwarf.co.uk. "What's a Red Dwarf?" "What's happening with the Red Dwarf movie?" "Have you got Chris Barrie's phone number?" But of late, one particular question has dogged us more than any other: "When are we going to get to see some of Red Dwarf X?" And finally, we've got an answer for you.
If you head over to the Dave website or Dave's Facebook page (or RD's facebook page) you'll be able to see the first exclusive sneak peek of Red Dwarf X. Just under a minute of the first new Red Dwarf footage since 2009, guaranteed to put you in maximum excitement mode in anticipation of the new series airing on Dave this Autumn.
Dave will be releasing something new and Red Dwarf X-related every Friday, so keep checking out their site - and, of course, your humble reddwarf.co.uk - for even more!
Spin my nipple nuts and send me to the source
Hoping they show this on PBS or something like they used to, although can't decide if I'm sad they brought back the laugh track or not
We never went to finishing school and our experience wearing dresses is limited at best, but we’re pretty sure it’s ill-advised to skip out on the underpants and then lift up your dress. And Coco appears to have done just that while out on the town in London over the weekend. But hey, who knows, maybe the rules are different over there. They do drive on the other side of the road over there, after all.
Ice-T’s bombshell of a wife apparently gave her undergarments the night off on Saturday as she went out the hip DSTRKT club in a purple leopard print dress. She suffered her first clothing mishap of the evening when she busted out of her plunging neckline, but then she fired back at the photographer’s flash bulbs with some more flashing of her own! Looking lovely but a little fried after a long night (note the smeared lipstick on her cheek), Mrs. T lifted up her dress after exiting a cab, delivering a very vintage wardrobe malfunction.
So what does Simon Cowell think of American Idol hiring Mariah Carey as its new judge?
Cowell has previously expressed enthusiasm in Carey as a candidate for X Factor. But now that she’s joined his previous show, he injected a little note of skepticism about her ability to crush the dreams of wannabe pop singers.
“I think she’s going to find it difficult to say ‘no’ [to contestants],” Cowell told reporters via satellite from Miami during The X Factor‘s panel at critics’ press tour in Beverly Hills. “She’s sweet.” Cowell then gamely added: “I think she’s going to be great.”
Speaking of judges being too polite, Cowell’s new hires, Britney Spears and Demi Lovato, didn’t demonstrate much bite during the panel, though Cowell assured Spears is “quite mean” and Lovato is “a brat.”
Spears and Lovato also had some playful banter with the 52-year-old Cowell that he seemed to enjoy (Lovato on Spears: “She’s a sweetheart.” Cowell: “She’s as sweet as a lemon.” Lovato: “You’re not going to gang up–you’re going to have two girls–” Cowell: “I’ve had it.”).
But while it’s all smiles and slightly creepy cross-generational flirting now, who knows if X Factor‘s new judges will last a second season. One critic pointed out that the last judge Cowell dubbed a “brat” was Cheryl Cole, who spent about two seconds as a judge on the U.S. version of X Factor before being replaced before the first season premiered.
“Nobody has any job security any more — including myself,” Cowell said, though reassured: “I don’t envisage this [panel] changing for awhile.”
"They are harder to please than me or L.A.," Cowell says of Britney and Demi. "They are very happy, these two, in giving people a no. That's why we hired them."
Simon also revealed Britney has always topped his fantasy judge list: "Britney, I'm not going to lie about this, I always said the number one person I would want on one of these shows was Britney because I was fascinated with her as a person, as a pop star…She's a really, really good judge."
"Demi is a brat," Simon continued, "but there's something really likable about her as well. I think the show, because it has such a young audience, it needed someone younger."
That said, let the record show that we are so in for the new season of X Factor. If only to solve this mystery: Is Britney Spears really the hardass "Bad Britney" judge we've seen from Fox's cleverly crafted promo? Or will she be the question-dodging softie we saw in today's press conference?
When asked if she believes the reality competition shows are putting too much emphasis on judges instead of the contestants, Britney paused and replied: "I think it's about the talent."
And where do her musical tastes currently lie? "I'm a huge fan of hip hop. I love rap. I don't know the proper way to rap, I don't rap. I appreciate it. I like cabaret. I love live music. I love bands."
Demi held her own against some tough Q's. When her expertise and knowledge were called into question, she countered: "I think that the expertise I'm able to contribute is I'm listening to the radio right now and I know a lot of what my friends like. We're in our early 20s and late teens and it's a really interesting thing when you bring a much younger demographic into the competition. I think we know what is needed in this industry, what is missing."
As for the search for new hosts, Simon told reporters: "That's the plan, to have a boy and girl. Ideally, we'd like someone who hasn't actually been a host before…[We] are screen-testing people for the next three or four weeks." The new hosts likely will be announced mid-August.
Well I believe Mariah is proved to us that she is the Queen of Shade. Idol will be so entertaining! Can't wait for dem gifs tbh.
'Pushing Daisies' to return on Broadway, hints creator Bryan Fuller
Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller has hinted that a revival of the show could take place on Broadway.
Fuller ruled out comic or movie reworkings of the comedy-drama TV series, but said that talks were in place for the show to be brought back in some form.
Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride, Kristin Chenoweth, Ellen Greene and Swoosie Kurtz starred in the 2007 ABC series, which ran for two seasons. The show won early critical acclaim and Emmy award nominations, but ratings dropped during the second season.
Speaking to TVLine about the show's future, Fuller said: "We're working on something that is definitely a Pushing Daisies revival and the idea would be to have as many cast [members] as we can to participate in it.
"It's moving along and we're hoping there will be a formal announcement."
When asked if this meant Broadway was a possibility, he said: "Perhaps. I can't really say right now, but perhaps."
Fuller was at Comic-Con over the weekend promoting his NBC shows, his Munsters revival Mockingbird Lane and his reboot of the Hannibal franchise.
let us all stare at lee pace in celebration
Canadian producer Deadmau5 called Playboy Playmate Tricia Evans "a piece of shit" after the blonde beauty tweeted an off-color joke about the shootings at a Batman screening in Aurora, Colorado less than 24 hours after the horrific events occurred.
Here's how it all unfolded:
Friday night Evans tweeted: "I heard the new Batman movie is really 'to die for'! Too soon?" to which Deadmau5 replied: "good to know. @HollywoodTricia i seriously had no idea how big of a piece of shit you are. unfollowed."
Evans then wrote to the producer (whose real name is Joel Zimmerman), "Listen, apparently I have a different opinion than u. That doesn't make me a piece of shit," to which he responded, "so your opinion of the tragedy in Colorado is... 'humor'? not sure how that's convoluted into an opinion."
After receiving a barrage of hate tweets for her transgression, Evans tweeted: "It's official, we live in a nation full of idiots. There r very few people actually worth a shit out there."
oh zig. no, just no.
i'm on vacation for the next 2 weeks and barely caught the episode on a livestream. my cries.
Allison tracks Derek to the sheriff's station, where Scott, Stiles, Melissa and Sheriff Stilinski are being held hostage.
I'm already sick of all the profanities being thrown at Lydia. Y'all want to hug Jackson, so where's the love for my HBIC? This has got to be some kind of record..
The question is... are you ready to find out who will the the Queen of all Queens?
[PopBitch]Which member of One Direction seems to want to be such a prolific shagger that access to much of UK’s female population might not be enough for him? Some photos of himhave been floating around on Gaydar.
The "Seinfeld" actor takes to Twitter to call for a ban on assault-style weapons
Jason Alexander, the actor famous for playing George on “Seinfeld,” posted a long argument for a ban on assault-style weapons on Twitter Sunday:
I’d like to preface this long tweet by saying that my passion comes from my deepest sympathy and shared sorrow with yesterday’s victims and with the utmost respect for the people and the police/fire/medical/political forces of Aurora and all who seek to comfort and aid these victims.
This morning, I made a comment about how I do not understand people who support public ownership of assault style weapons like the AR-15 used in the Colorado massacre. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AR-15
That comment, has of course, inspired a lot of feedback. There have been many tweets of agreement and sympathy but many, many more that have been challenging at the least, hostile and vitriolic at the worst.
Clearly, the angry, threatened and threatening, hostile comments are coming from gun owners and gun advocates. Despite these massacres recurring and despite the 100,000 Americans that die every year due to domestic gun violence – these people see no value to even considering some kind of control as to what kinds of weapons are put in civilian hands.
Many of them cite patriotism as their reason – true patriots support the Constitution adamantly and wholly. Constitution says citizens have the right to bear arms in order to maintain organized militias. I’m no constitutional scholar so here it is from the document itself:
As passed by the Congress:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
As ratified by the States and authenticated by Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State:
“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
So the patriots are correct, gun ownership is in the constitution – if you’re in a well-regulated militia. Let’s see what no less a statesman than Alexander Hamilton had to say about a militia:
“A tolerable expertness in military movements is a business that requires time and practice. It is not a day, or even a week, that will suffice for the attainment of it. To oblige the great body of the yeomanry, and of the other classes of the citizens, to be under arms for the purpose of going through military exercises and evolutions, as often as might be necessary to acquire the degree of perfection which would entitle them to the character of a well-regulated militia, would be a real grievance to the people, and a serious public inconvenience and loss.”
Or from Merriam-Webster dictionary:
Definition of MILITIA
a : a part of the organized armed forces of a country liable to call only in emergency
b : a body of citizens organized for military service
: the whole body of able-bodied male citizens declared by law as being subject to call to military service
The advocates of guns who claim patriotism and the rights of the 2nd Amendment – are they in well-regulated militias? For the vast majority – the answer is no.
Then I get messages from seemingly decent and intelligent people who offer things like: @BrooklynAvi: Guns should only be banned if violent crimes committed with tomatoes means we should ban tomatoes. OR @nysportsguys1: Drunk drivers kill, should we ban fast cars?
I’m hoping that right after they hit send, they take a deep breath and realize that those arguments are completely specious. I believe tomatoes and cars have purposes other than killing. What purpose does an AR-15 serve to a sportsman that a more standard hunting rifle does not serve? Let’s see – does it fire more rounds without reload? Yes. Does it fire farther and more accurately? Yes. Does it accommodate a more lethal payload? Yes. So basically, the purpose of an assault style weapon is to kill more stuff, more fully, faster and from further away. To achieve maximum lethality. Hardly the primary purpose of tomatoes and sports cars.
Then there are the tweets from the extreme right – these are the folk who believe our government has been corrupted and stolen and that the forces of evil are at play, planning to take over this nation and these folk are going to fight back and take a stand. And any moron like me who doesn’t see it should…
a. be labeled a moron
b. shut the fuck up
c. be removed
And amazingly, I have some minor agreement with these folks. I believe there are evil forces at play in our government. But I call them corporatists. I call them absolutists. I call them the kind of ideologues from both sides, but mostly from the far right who swear allegiance to unelected officials that regardless of national need or global conditions, are never to levy a tax. That they are never to compromise or seek solutions with the other side. That are to obstruct every possible act of governance, even the ones they support or initiate. Whose political and social goal is to marginalize the other side, vilify and isolate them with the hope that they will surrender, go away or die out.
These people believe that the US government is eventually going to go street by street and enslave our citizens. Now as long as that is only happening to liberals, homosexuals and democrats – no problem. But if they try it with anyone else – it’s going to be arms-ageddon and these committed, God-fearing, brave souls will then use their military-esque arsenal to show the forces of our corrupt government whats-what. These people think they meet the definition of a “militia”. They don’t. At least not the constitutional one. And, if it should actually come to such an unthinkable reality, these people believe they would win. That’s why they have to “take our country back”. From who? From anyone who doesn’t think like them or see the world like them. They hold the only truth, everyone else is dangerous. Ever meet a terrorist that doesn’t believe that? Just asking.
Then there are the folks who write that if everyone in Colorado had a weapon, this maniac would have been stopped. Perhaps. But I do believe that the element of surprise, tear gas and head to toe kevlar protection might have given him a distinct edge. Not only that, but a crowd of people firing away in a chaotic arena without training or planning – I tend to think that scenario could produce even more victims.
Lastly, there are these well-intended realists that say that people like this evil animal would get these weapons even if we regulated them. And they may be right. But he wouldn’t have strolled down the road to Kmart and picked them up. Regulated, he would have had to go to illegal sources – sources that could possibly be traced, watched, overseen. Or he would have to go deeper online and those transactions could be monitored. “Hm, some guy in Aurora is buying guns, tons of ammo and kevlar – plus bomb-making ingredients and tear gas. Maybe we should check that out.”
But that won’t happen as long as all that activity is legal and unrestricted.
I have been reading on and off as advocates for these weapons make their excuses all day long. Guns don’t kill – people do. Well if that’s correct, I go with @BrooklynAvi, let them kill with tomatoes. Let them bring baseball bats, knives, even machetes — a mob can deal with that.
There is no excuse for the propagation of these weapons. They are not guaranteed or protected by our constitution. If they were, then we could all run out and purchase a tank, a grenade launcher, a bazooka, a SCUD missile and a nuclear warhead. We could stockpile napalm and chemical weapons and bomb-making materials in our cellars under our guise of being a militia.
These weapons are military weapons. They belong in accountable hands, controlled hands and trained hands. They should not be in the hands of private citizens to be used against police, neighborhood intruders or people who don’t agree with you. These are the weapons that maniacs acquire to wreak murder and mayhem on innocents. They are not the same as handguns to help homeowners protect themselves from intruders. They are not the same as hunting rifles or sporting rifles. These weapons are designed for harm and death on big scales.
SO WHY DO YOU CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THEM? WHY DO YOU NOT, AT LEAST, AGREE TO SIT WITH REASONABLE PEOPLE FROM BOTH SIDES AND ASK HARD QUESTIONS AND LOOK AT HARD STATISTICS AND POSSIBLY MAKE SOME COMPROMISES FOR THE GREATER GOOD? SO THAT MOTHERS AND FATHERS AND CHILDREN ARE NOT SLAUGHTERED QUITE SO EASILY BY THESE MONSTERS? HOW CAN IT HURT TO STOP DEFENDING THESE THINGS AND AT LEAST CONSIDER HOW WE CAN ALL WORK TO TRY TO PREVENT ANOTHER DAY LIKE YESTERDAY?
We will not prevent every tragedy. We cannot stop every maniac. But we certainly have done ourselves no good by allowing these particular weapons to be acquired freely by just about anyone.
I’ll say it plainly – if someone wants these weapons, they intend to use them. And if they are willing to force others to “pry it from my cold, dead hand”, then they are probably planning on using them on people.
So, sorry those of you who tell me I’m an actor, or a has-been or an idiot or a commie or a liberal and that I should shut up. You can not watch my stuff, you can unfollow and you can call me all the names you like. I may even share some of them with my global audience so everyone can get a little taste of who you are.
But this is not the time for reasonable people, on both sides of this issue, to be silent. We owe it to the people whose lives were ended and ruined yesterday to insist on a real discussion and hopefully on some real action.
In conclusion, whoever you are and wherever you stand on this issue, I hope you have the joy of family with you today. Hold onto them and love them as best you can. Tell them what they mean to you. Yesterday, a whole bunch of them went to the movies and tonight their families are without them. Every day is precious. Every life is precious. Take care. Be well. Be safe. God bless.
Source: Jason Alexander's Twitter/Salon - http://www.salon.com/2012/07/22/jason_alexanders_amazing_gun_rant/
This. Is. AWESOME.
Ps. The captcha for Tinypic when posting this pic was "Metropolis". Uhhh....
Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy Versus XIII remains in development.
A comment from Yoichi Wada has been provided in light of recent rumors that suggested work on the title had ceased, with various elements now being retooled for Final Fantasy XV.
On Twitter he laughed at rumors of Versus XIII’s cancellation, going on to say that today the team just finished their regular staff meeting on the game, which included a presentation on some of the game’s towns that he took part in.
“It seems someone is spreading a false rumor about Versus being canceled. Heh, just a few moments ago a regularly scheduled meeting for Versus ended. If you were to see the city etc. presented today, you’d wouldn’t be able to stand from surprise, lol.”So there you have it. Straight from the top.
Source: 1, 2
Well, at least we know something is going on, now hopefully the FF tag on tumblr can go back to giving me pretty pictures.
Pole dancer!Kain for your time~
TMZ has obtained a photo of Janet Jackson and Jermaine Jackson in a heated exchange at the Jackson family home-- shortly after Sheriff's deputies responded to an alleged battery there on Monday afternoon.
In the pic, Janet and her brother Jermaine are in front of the Calabasas compound ... clearly engaged in a heavy conversation.
We're told the photo was taken within the same hour LA County Sheriff's deputies went to Katherine Jackson's home ... after someone inside accused someone else of a physical assault.
We do not know if Jermaine and Janet were involved in that dispute.
As we previously reported, Janet and Jermaine have a lot to discuss -- the letter they and 3 other siblings signed, demanding the Executors of Michael Jackson's Estate step down ... and Katherine Jackson's puzzling trip to Arizona.
Katherine Jackson is alive and well in Arizona, though she's playing her cards close to her vest.
TMZ broke the story ... Michael Jackson's siblings whisked Katherine away to a spa in Tucson to help her escape what they called the "utter chaos" of the Jackson family home in Encino. Apparently no one told Katherine's nephew, who reported her missing Saturday night.
Now, a photo of Katherine at the Arizona spa has surfaced -- showing her playing UNO with her daughter Rebbie, her granddaughter Stacy, and her great grandson London.
Katherine is supposedly relaxing and having a good time.
Not pictured: MJ's children ... who Katherine abandoned in L.A. during her getaway.
so she's okay to see people, among them her granddaughter Stacy, but not allowed to call her other grandchildren to let them know she's okay? seems legit.
btw: people say that's Janet's bodyguard in the pic. so she seems to be there
Jermaine, Randy and Janet Jackson have been barred from their mother Katherine's Calabasas home after attempting to remove their brother Michael's three children from the house on Monday, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
The situation adds to the ongoing drama with the Jackson family, as Katherine has been in Arizona for more than a week and hasn't spoken to her grandchildren, of whom she is the legal guardian. "It was just total chaos when Jermaine, Randy and Janet descended on the house.
"Randy was telling Prince Michael he had to leave with them and that he had a private jet chartered to take them all to Arizona to see Katherine. Prince firmly held his ground and told Randy he wasn't going anywhere with them. The security detail prevented the three of them from taking the kids out of state. The cops had to be called and Janet kept saying they had a legal right to be at the house when in fact they don't. The rental house is in the name of Michael Jackson's estate, so they were told to leave immediately. For the time being, they won't be allowed to come back to the rental house and guards at the security gate have been told under no circumstances are they to allow them in. Paris was absolutely hysterical and kept telling her uncles to just bring her grandmother home," a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.com.
"The plan to take the kids out of the house was going to be a publicity stunt. The kids were going to be paraded into the house in Arizona where Katherine is staying and those photos would be published on a website favored by Randy Jackson."
As previously reported Janet was behind Katherine's removal from her home to Arizona, after becoming adamant that her mom needed bed rest and to be checked out by an independent doctor. And a source has revealed that Katherine is doing just fine.
"Katherine is very well,” a family member told RadarOnline.com. “Janet was behind the whole thing – she felt that Katherine needed medical help and was desperate for her to get some bed rest."
"Michael's children are being cared for by their nanny and legal options are being explored about ensuring their safety. The children are very, very smart and they are surrounded by excellent bodyguards that won't allow anything unsavory to happen to them. The kids just want their grandmother back, and want the family drama to end. Now that Paris and Prince are old enough, they understand why Michael didn't have much of a relationship with anyone in the family except for Katherine," the source says.
Meanwhile Paris tweeted this:
and Tito's son TJ replied
Sources: 1, 2, 3, Paris' twitter, TJ's twitter
Katie Holmes seemed relatively at ease on June 27, just one day before she blindsided Tom Cruise by filing for divorce after five years of marriage. The Romantics actress, 33, was being interviewed for C's September issue six days after she participated in a sultry photo shoot for the California lifestyle magazine.
"Going back over the tapes, there were signs: Holmes was certainly very aware of herself, laying a couple cards on the table but never showing her whole hand," senior editor Kelsey McKinnon, who interviewed Holmes, tells WWD. "Most noticeably, the one name decisively absent from her lexicon: Tom Cruise. She never actually refers to him by name over pages and pages of transcription."
When McKinnon asked Holmes if having Suri, 6, brought her and Cruise, 50, closer together, the Ohio native became flustered. "I don't know. I mean. . . I don't know," Holmes responded. "People have been having babies a long time."
Regarding her future, Holmes told the magazine that she is "ready to take on some more challenging roles."
"I feel like I worked so much at such a young age that I really wanted to have life experiences. I feel more balanced and like I have more to bring to the table," she explained. "I always felt like I wanted to catch up [in my personal life] to what I was doing [in my career]."
On a sunny afternoon in New York City, July 11, 2004, 12 simple words spoken on the rooftop bar of the Gansevoort Hotel would change pop culture history and destroy three once-promising lives -- I'm talking about the lives of Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, and Deb Baer (just kidding, I'm fine). Taken separately the words were harmless, some may even say bland. But when the words formed a sentence, it was like opening Pandora's Box or that scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark when the crate was opened and everyone's faces melted.
That day, I was on assignment for Seventeen magazine, interviewing Dawson's Creek angel Katie Holmes. Age and soaking myself in Bud Light have taken a toll on my brain, but I do remember her being friendly, classy, and fun to talk to, though a little guarded behind giant sunglasses. She was engaged to Chris Klein and dodging questions like a pro about their as-of-yet unscheduled nups. "Are you the kind of girl who's always dreamed about her wedding day?" I probed like Tim Russert. After going off on some boring tangent, Katie ultimately uttered the fateful quote: "I used to think that I was going to marry Tom Cruise," she said innocently enough.
At the time, nobody could have known how dangerous that statement would turn out to be. In fact, it was so whatevs it didn't even make it into my brilliant cover story about her starring role in First Daughter. But sometimes the junk we don't use in the main text ends up as an extra little tidbit on the website. So whatever genius ran the site back then must have mined the transcript and put that quote up, permanently unleashing it into the ether.
My simple question, meant to elicit innocuous chit-chat about potato gaufrettes, DJs, and Vera Wang, instead may have led to seven years of mind-controlled misery, alienation from family and friends, and Jack and Jill!
See, if rumor, innuendo, conspiracy theorists, and an ex-Scientologist are to be believed, around the exact time my story and "the quote" finally came out, in the October 2004 issue, Tom, in a rare bachelor phase, was having his minions at the church scour the earth looking for the perfect woman to "audition" to be his next wife. He'd already broken up with Penelope Cruz and he may have already scared off Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba and Jennifer Garner.
It's possible during that time, the stars literally aligned. Somebody, only Xenu knows who, may have been surfing Seventeen.com (Isabella??), seen Katie's proclamation of love, screamed "By George!" and burst into Tom's office at the Scientology Center (full disclosure: I don't know if Tom has an office at the Scientology Center).
After a champagne toast, I'm guessing that Tom and the minions would have Googled Katie and started jumping on couches. Because they would have figured out in five minutes what I knew from spending a measly hour with her -- she was ridiculously easy prey. In addition to being just about the nicest star I'd ever interviewed (she worried that I was getting sunburned on the roof), I could tell she was also:
A) A questionable judge of character
It was the presidential election year and Katie expressed her support for John Edwards, saying that she wanted a president who had "goodness" and would do "the right thing."
Filming Batman Begins that summer in London for five months, Katie, who admitted to me she played with dolls until she was 14, was surrounded by A-list ah-ctors like Christian Bale, Gary Oldman and Michael Caine, which she called an "out of body experience."
C) Pretty lonely
Dawson's Creek creator Kevin Williamson once said Katie's eyes were "stained with loneliness." In London, she was alone so much, the workers at the hotel she was staying at noticed and invited her out for drinks one night. She went but they were Australian and partied really hard so that was the end of that.
Did Tom contact Katie after the quote came out, even though she was engaged? Impossible to know, but six months later, on March 3, 2005, Katie and Chris announced they were splitting. Coincidence? I think not! But here's where the story gets even more cuckoo for cocoa puffs: on March 9, six days after Katie and Chris broke up, I got an assignment to interview Katie AGAIN, this time for CosmoGirl! Magazine. I know!
Anywho, so I go to the interview at a restaurant near her new apartment in NYC's West Village, trying to figure out how I'm going to get her to talk about her engagement blowing up just a week before. Like, how the hell am I going to do this tactfully? I walk up to her and she's on her cellphone. "I love you, too," she says quietly and sweetly. As I slide into the booth, she hangs up, and says, "That was my mom." I remember thinking, as she grabbed my hands to warm them from the winter cold, it was odd she'd tell her mom she loved her like that. And, um, I didn't ask who was on the phone because I was raised right.
Here's the bottom line: I thought I was the greatest interviewer since sliced bread, getting her to admit that she broke up with Chris because he wasn't supportive enough of her career. But the joke was on me. I actually sucked. Because on April 27, 2005, before my irrelevant story debuted to absolutely zero fanfare, TomKat made their spectacular, public debut as a couple in Rome. Cue the pandemonium, red-carpet dips and "extraordinary" quotes about each other.
This won't help historians or Wikipedia, but I'm still not sure if that was Tom or her mom on the phone that day. It's unclear looking back at my interview whether or not she had started dating him yet. The glazed-over eyes certainly hadn't set in yet. She called Catholicism "a great thing," dreamed of opening a cupcake shop and couldn't wait to go to fashion shows and the theater. She said she wanted more responsibility and control over her career.
At the same time, though, there were hints that a life with someone like Tom would be enticing to her: She said she was growing more into a woman and wasn't going to apologize anymore for being ambitious, wanting to be a big star and wanting to work with directors like Martin Scorcese and Tom's close pal Steven Spielberg. I also asked her what actresses she admired and she answered Penelope Cruz. I swear on my mother and yes, my mother is still alive.
Once Katie was firmly in Tom's clutches, sometimes I'd lay awake at night, tossing and turning realizing that the quote I'd gotten from her at the first interview probably ruined the poor girl's life. Knowing that if I'd just been a better investigative journalist, I would have realized at the second interview that something was off already and may have been able to stop her from e-meter readings, home sonogram machines and saving strangers on the side of the road.
I'd see her on Letterman or Leno, robotically calling Tom amazing for the 400th time and think, that is NOT the down-to-earth girl I met. I'd fantasize about whisking her away Patty Hearst-style, hoping my face would trigger memories of her life pre-Tom. Just give me a shot to interview her again, I thought, I can get through to her!
Turns out she didn't need me as much as I probably need lithium. Somehow, this brave girl did the mission impossible (you know you love the MI references) and broke free from her shackles of love. I wish so bad I could be the first person to interview her but I'm sure Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters are already clawing each other's eyes out for that honor. Man, if I did get to interview her, I'd just give her a giant, creepy hug and apologize for that stupid quote making its way onto the Internet. I've never been a good matchmaker, just ask my friends. One time I set up my BFF Erica with this guy Martin, and at dinner, he wondered aloud what it would be like to kill someone. I also set up my pals Marianne and David and I believe one ended up biting the other in a drunken fight.
I'd ask her about that cupcake shop, and hope that she'd cry during the interview because that always makes for good copy. I'd pry about who she'd like to date next in the sneakiest way possible. Even though she'd never answer the question honestly I'd get her to say what kind of guy she admires and it would be the exact opposite of Tom and I'd think I was a genius again.
At the end of our interview, I'd grab her hands across the table this time, look her straight in the eye, and tell her, "Katie, you can't get back the last seven years of your life, but you did get a beautiful daughter Suri out of this whole mess. That I am thrilled to take credit for. You're welcome, Katie. You're welcome."
Tough Batman star Christian Bale used to be an interviewer’s worst nightmare. Surly, monosyllabic and dodging all personal questions, his shell proved tougher to crack than the Caped Crusader’s Kevlar Batsuit.
When we last met, 18 months ago, he bristled and swore when I dared to ask how he got into character for a role. He snapped back: “I’m not on a couch having therapy!”
So imagine my surprise when I turn up at a Beverly Hills hotel to find Bale, 38, dressed in a sweater and slacks, smiling happily for photographers and actually cracking gags.
Can this be the same Christian Bale who was arrested for allegedly assaulting his mother and sister just four years ago? And is this the man whose foul-mouthed rant at a crew member who broke his concentration on the set of Terminator Salvation was immortalised on the internet?
It’s like finding that Batman’s arch-enemy The Joker is really Mr Nice Guy. But, as we sit down to chat about The Dark Knight Rises, his latest and final Batman movie - it soon becomes clear what is behind his own transformation.
Bale’s seven-year-old daughter, Emmaline, is clearly the apple of his eye, and he just can’t stop himself talking about her, his wife Sibi and the joys of being a dad.
“My daughter is crazy about art so we draw, paint and sculpt together,” he tells me proudly.
“She’s just nuts about it. And she has me dancing and singing to songs I never imagined I would be dancing and singing to. One of her favourites is LMFAO so I’m even doing that.“
“It’s a kick for her and her friends when I do the Batman voice for them and chase them around pretending to be Batman. Although she loves me doing the Batman voice she still takes the piss out of my British accent. I think past a certain age you can’t get rid of it no matter what you do,” he said. “My daughter loves it because she thinks it sounds so silly."
“She’s not really old enough to watch any of the movies so she hasn’t seen them yet. But she’s seen some pictures, she’d come and visit the set.”
In fact Bale makes sure Emmaline and Sibi – a former personal assistant to actress Winona Ryder, whom he married in Las Vegas in 2000 – go with him everywhere, including movie locations and on promotional tours.
“I believe in sticking together and that movies can produce experiences unlike any other job I could get,” he says. “Travel, strange, bizarre, wonderful experiences . . . I want my daughter to be a part of that and be along for the ride. My wife agrees. We want to all be together throughout it all.”
He says having a daughter has also made him realise the importance of strong, inspirational female role models. “It’s immensely important,” he says.
“I realise how few female singers I ever listened to before she was born and now I listen to an awful lot because I want her to know that she can do anything a man can do.”
Another great role model, he says, is Catwoman, played in The Dark Knight Rises by Anne Hathaway. He says: “We need more characters like her. We need more female figures who can kick butt and are intelligent as well.”
The Dark Knight Rises is the final movie in writer-director Chris Nolan’s Batman trilogy and marks the end of an era for Bale, who has lived with Bruce Wayne and his alter ego for the best part of a decade.
In another surprisingly personal revelation Bale explains how he took Batman’s iconic cowl as a souvenir when he left the set for the last time.
“It was a fairly low key-affair,” he says of the final day’s filming. I don’t like big goodbyes so I said goodbye to everybody fairly quickly and then sat in the outfit and the cowl for a good 20 minutes. I was just reflecting on what it had meant to me through the years.”
Bale’s Batman, who first surfaced in Batman Begins and returned in The Dark Knight, made him a star and enabled Nolan to write his own ticket in Hollywood.
It also provided lucrative work for cast regulars Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman.
But, Bale points out: “We were never arrogant enough to think we had the luxury of knowing we were going to make sequels.“
“Chris always stressed that each movie had to be independent and stand on its own because it could be the only one that we ever get to make.”
There was not much danger of that as the two previous Batman movies have brought in more than £900 million worldwide and generated hundreds of millions more in merchandise and licensing deals for Warner Bros.
The Dark Knight Rises, written by Nolan and his brother Jonathan, begins eight years after The Dark Knight’s climax, when Batman took the blame for crusading District Attorney Harvey Dent’s crimes as Two-Face.
With Batman a reviled scapegoat, Bruce Wayne, his public face, is a bearded recluse hiding in his mansion still mourning the murder of his true love Rachel Dawes and needing to repair his troubled relationships with faithful butler Alfred (Michael Caine) and weapons and gadgets expert Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman). “He’s filled with remorse, he’s become a recluse, he’s given up and completely quit,” says Bale. “He’s in very poor health physically and mentally.”
Enter Batman’s mysterious adversaries, the femme fatale Catwoman and the brilliant and brutal terrorist Bane, played by Tom Hardy, who hides behind a menacing but medically necessary mask and is plotting a multi-pronged attack on Gotham City.
They and Police Commissioner Jim Gordon (Oldman) are enough to persuade Bruce Wayne, whose only superpower is his extraordinary wealth, to slip into his Batman cowl and return to crime fighting.
Two new faces in the cast are Marion Cotillard as the wealthy and beautiful Miranda Tate and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as young cop John Blake. Both actors previously worked with Nolan on his Oscar-winning movie, Inception.
The Dark Knight Rises was filmed over seven months in India, Glasgow, Pittsburgh, New York, Newark, Los Angeles and at a former RAF training airfield at Cardington in Bedfordshire.
Bale has had plenty of time to analyse Bruce Wayne/Batman over the years and has some firm ideas about the comic book character, created by the artist Bob Kane, who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in 1939.
“He is not a healthy superhero,” he says. “He has multiple personality disorder and is a very sad, lonely individual. He has the public persona of the playboy and the character of Batman is the personification of his rage and sense of injustice.“
“He’s almost a villain and takes it to the edge where he can do great wrong but he has this altruism holding him back from doing that.“
“He dresses in the Batman suit because he feels monstrous and creates a monster to represent that rage and keep it away from his own personal life.“
“There are so many stories that can be written in that vein.“
“We could continue endlessly with this but Chris has written a wonderful final chapter and this is the right time to say goodbye.”
Bale is not sorry, however, to be leaving the world of big-budget film making behind. “I want to make some small movies now,” he says. “I’m looking at very different kinds of movies.”
So different, in fact, that his four next movies combined will cost less than half the £160m it took to make The Dark Knight Rises.
Born in South Wales, Bale grew up in Portugal and various towns around England before settling in Bournemouth.
Bale began his career when he was nine in British television commercials and made the transition to stage and film, performing alongside Rowan Atkinson in a West End production of The Nerd when he was 10 years old.
Then Steven Spielberg chose him from 4,000 hopefuls to star as young English boy Jim opposite John Malkovich and Miranda Richardon in the Second World War drama Empire of the Sun.
For a while after that he lost his desire to act and it was Kenneth Branagh who lured him back by persuading him to take a minor role in his Henry V.
As an adult he appeared in Disney's Newsies and Swing Kids and found himself labelled a heartthrob after his appearance in Little Women.
But it was not until he portrayed serial killer Patrick Bateman in 2000’s dark satire American Psycho that he made his breakthrough in the US.
He lost 80lbs for his role in the psychological thriller The Machinist and had to regain it all and more when he was cast as Batman.
He won the best supporting actor Oscar in 2011 for his role as ex-boxer Dicky Eklund in The Fighter.
The Batman films have given him the freedom to pick and choose the roles he wants, which he is relishing.
“Before Batman I would have these wonderful creative conversations with directors and writers and they’d always say, ‘I’d love you to make my movie.’ And then financiers would get involved and they’d say, ‘Don’t even mention Christian Bale to me. It’s not going to happen.' “Well, that’s changed and now I get to make movies that nobody would have cast me in previously.”
Here it is, the very first image from Bryan Fuller's Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane. The cast looks — well, like a random group of good looking people. Now we understand why they cast Jerry O'Connell as Herman Munster — no giant head needed. Because this is the house of photogenic monsters.
As we've stated before, we'd follow Fuller into a fire if he said there was good TV there, but we're not sure what to make of this serious spin on the silly 1960s series. In this interview with The Hollywood Reporter Fuller explains just how dark he's going to go into the mental neurosis of his new family. The Munsters will do what monsters do — such as eating people.
"The Munsters actually do what monsters do. They eat people and they have to live with the ramifications of being monstrous. It's like grounding it in a reality because the half-hour was a sitcom, we saw the monsters: they were monsters on the outside and weren't monsters on the inside. For us, they're monsters outside and inside, and we get to double our story..."
"It's an ensemble, but the emotional point of view is from Herman because it really is about a father who is realizing his child is taking after the other side of the family. He has so few things in his life that are his, and his son Eddie was one of them - and now Eddie's more like Grandpa than he is Herman. Everything is a metaphor for something that you can identify with in a relationship; the fact that Herman is in a constant state of decay, and he's married to someone who doesn't age. We get to play with all those insecurities. The fact that he was made by his father-in-law and then has to live up to those standards; he's always trying to find his own identity.
Let's hope this doesn't turn into a supernatural Desperate Housewives — but then again maybe that could be fun?
This fucking hot mess rn...
Treating herself to a shopping spree, Miley Cyrus headed out to the boutiques of New York City yesterday afternoon (July 23).
Now that Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis were spotted kissing and can no longer continue claiming they're just good friends, Kutcher's estranged wife, Demi Moore, is reportedly heartbroken over news of the romance.
"Demi is devastated that Ashton has moved on so quickly and is dating Mila," a close friend of the 49-year-old actress told RadarOnline. "She is beyond heartbroken. Even though Ashton cheated on her all the time, it was with random girls, it wasn't a relationship like it is with Mila and that is what is killing Demi now."
Kutcher was allegedly caught cheating with 23-year-old Sara Leal in September 2011, and Moore announced she had decided to end their six-year marriage in November. In June, it was reported that neither Moore nor Kutcher had filed divorce papers, prompting rumors that the two were never legally married or that there was still a chance for reconciliation.
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What’s your best or worse breakup story ONTD? I once dumped someone in the food court at the mall, not my proudest moment but he deserved it. PS Break ups really can be devastating and in all seriousness I hope Demi isn't doing anything that's going to land her in the hospital after her whip its incident.
Since Moore announced the split, the two have kept their distance from each other, and Kutcher has been linked to numerous women, including Rihanna and Kunis. Reports that the former "That '70s Show" co-stars and on-screen couple were dating first leaked in April, though a rep for Kunis vehemently denied the claims, telling reporters that the two have just "been friends for a long time." Kunis herself denied dating Kutcher, telling "Extra" the rumors were "absurd."
But with recent photographic evidence of Kutcher and Kunis looking way more than friendly, it's going to be hard to deny their romance. This is allegedly proving to be too much for Moore, who can't handle seeing photos of Kutcher kiss another woman. "It's like having her nose rubbed in it time and time again. She kind of knew it was definitely over between them but I think she was still holding out a little hope for a reconciliation — now he's actually dating someone else she knows that's not going to happen," the source told RadarOnline
Is any of this true? IDK but if it is then I hope she doesn't put up with any shit, Jackie Burkhart wouldn't.
If you turned on top-40 radio in the late '90s, when the boy band craze reignited, chances are you heard one of these groups: the Backstreet Boys, 'NSYNC or 98 Degrees. After a lengthy absence from the spotlight, the latter group -- comprised of Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons -- is officially reuniting (to ostensibly reclaim the fleeting glory of their heyday).
The boy band, whose hits include "Because of You," "I Do" and "The Hardest Thing," will mark their first TV appearance in a decade on the Today show's "Summer Concert Series" Aug. 17. The next day, 98 Degrees will take the stage at the first annual Mixtape Festival in Hershey, Penn., performing on a roster including Kelly Clarkson, LL Cool J and The Fray.
The Grammy-nominated quartet is also in the studio working on new material.
"In the ten years since our last performance as 98 Degrees we’ve each achieved personal success and grown as individuals, while remaining a close-knit family," said a statement on Tuesday. "With so much to celebrate, this reunion is going to be one big party, so whether you tune in to the Today Show or join us at the MixTape Festival, everyone’s invited.”
98 Degrees soared to radio success after their breakthrough album, 98 Degrees and Rising, went quadruple-platinum in 1998. They later released the follow-up Revelation, a Christmas album and a compilation album called The Collection before going on hiatus in 2002.
Nick Lachey went on to become a reality star with then-wife Jessica Simpson in MTV's (doomed) Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica; he also put out two solo albums, 2003's SoulO and 2006's divorce album What's Left of Me. His sibling, Drew, appeared on ABC's Dancing With the Stars and Jeffre ran for mayor of Cincinnati in the past eight years.