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We spotted LeAnn Rimes showing off her bikini body as she had breakfast with husband Eddie Cibrian in Maui yesterday. The singer generated controversy several months ago for being too thin, and many suggested she may be battling an eating disorder. We don't think she looks emaciated in these recent pics. What do you think?
LeAnn is getting agitated with many of the rumors surrounding her, particularly those involving baby talk. On Monday she tweeted, "I have never even tried (to get pregnant). Please stop discussing my ovaries. I just think its (sic) crazy that people make articles out of nonsense."
Meanwhile, her husband's ex-wife made headlines this week for her one day "marriage." The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Brandi Glanville wed mixed martial arts manager Darin Harvey on Saturday night in Las Vegas. But the nuptials weren't legal.
Glanville and Cibrian split and then divorced after his romance with Rimes was made public in 2009. Cibrian and Rimes wed last year.
Amy Poehler attended the NBC Universal 2012 Winter TCA Tour All-Star Party on January 6, 2012 in Pasadena, California.
Perfect as always
SPOILER WARNING: From the shocking and unexpected kills in Martin Scorsese's The Departed to the fight till' your last breath moments in Lord of The Rings, these are the ten of the most epic death sequences that cement everlasting, cinematic badass-ery.
10. Leonardo DiCaprio – The Departed
When I first saw Leonardo DiCaprio take a bullet point blank to the face in Marty Scorsese's absolutely amazing The Departed, I couldn't believe what had happened. The entire sequence was edited perfectly and showed that nobody is safe, including the main character of a film. Viewers were on the edge of their seats, assuming that DiCaprio was en route to victory after grabbing the sly Matt Damon but that quick elevator ride ended in one of the most shocking deaths ever filmed.
The stunned look on Damon's face is priceless as his partner casually escorts him out of the elevator after blasting DiCaprio's head to pieces. Viewers who saw that for the first time were in awe of what had just happened and Damon's expression and subsequent cover-up kills topped off what is no doubt one of Scorsese's best films and one of the greatest crime movies of all time.
9. Bill Murray – Zombieland
Bill Murray's quick appearance in this zom-com is one of his most memorable roles ever. After our group of survivors stumble upon Murray to discover that he's in fact still alive and hiding from the zombie apocalypse in his home, we're treated to a hilarious Ghostbusters roleplay session and a roundtable of pot smoking with Woody Harrelson.
What comes next though is one of the funniest scenes in movie history as Murray decides to trick Jesse Eisenberg by pretending to be a zombie and surprising him. After a quick reflex and killer instinctual draw, Eisenberg takes his shotun after thinking a zombie had made its way into the home and blasts Murray. The actor doesn't die right off the bat and even apologizes saying, "It's alright". The sequence steals the entire film and will go down as a classic for years to come.
8. Brad Pitt – Burn After Reading
The Cohen Brothers are known for their complete and utter disregard for saving their characters. This couldn't have been truer in their dark comedy Burn After Reading when viewers were treated to Brad Pitt's smirking face being blown completely off by a terrified George Clooney. After Pitt's annoying but enigmatically dimwitted gym trainer hides in a closet after it's resident (The Cloon) unexpectedly comes home, nobody could have guessed what would happen next.
As Clooney gets dressed, Pitt stands still in the closet trying to be as quiet as possible before Clooney opens the closet door, screams, and proceeds to shoot a smiling, overly confused Pitt at point blank in the forehead. Everything happens so fast in this scene, it's hard to take in what the hell just happened and Clooney's literal quick-fire response to the events are absolutely hilarious. This is by far my favorite scene in the film and a testament to the Cohens' beloved but disturbing sense of humor.
7. Sean Bean - Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring
The joke is that actor Sean Bean dies in absolutely every project he's in. Whether he's being ripped in half by horses in Black Death or stampeded by cows, Bean is seemingly destined to be killed in everything he's in. But none of those deaths are as memorable as his redeeming fight to the bitter end in the first of Peter Jackson's epic fantasy trilogy.
After attempting to steal Frodo's ring of power, Bean was on the verge of completely turning into the film's most dangerous antagonist. That all changed when he realized what he had done was wrong and he ended up defending the hobbits by fighting to the death against the terrifying orc soldiers in a showdown that steals the film. After taking repeated arrows to the chest, Bean refuses to go down and continues to battle his enemies, sword in hand, in what is no doubt one of the most epic deaths ever filmed. His passing is heartbreaking and showed audiences that even morally ambiguous characters can be remembered as heroes.
6. Matthew McConaughey – Reign of Fire
The bearded, bald, tribal tatted McConaughey may have been a walking gruff voiced cliché in this dragon apocalypse film, but the absolutely bats*** crazy way his character dies here is beautiful. The movie starred Chistian Bale as a timid leader, trying to keep his colony of survivors alive after dragons ravaged the planet. Then one day, a US fleet of soldiers led by McConaughey enter the area and convince Bale to stand up and fight instead of hide.
This of course leads to a final showdown where Bale is forced into confrontation with the dragon queen in a rundown shell of a city. After taking off his shirt, because that's what McConaughey does dammit, he begins to climb a gigantic ladder and take shots at the massive dragon with his crossbow loaded with explosive arrows. After he fails at taking down the beast, he makes his last stand atop the tower, hoists his battle-axe and leaps directly into the face of the dragon. It would have been awesome if he axe-killed the dragon right? But yeah, he was eaten to death in mid-air instead. It was a very wicked way to go and helped save what was a mediocre film with one giant axe-wielding leap.
5. John Travolta – Pulp Fiction
Quentin Tarantino's criminal underground masterpiece saved John Travolta's career. The veteran had been on the downswing during the early 90's until he was cast as a heroin shooting, sleaze-dancing hitman in Tarantino's finest hour. What made the movie so memorable is it's masterful script and quote-crazy dialog, but inbetween the lines, audiences were treated to some shocking and much unexpected character demise.
When Bruce Willis walks into his apartment to retrieve his gold watch, he thinks he's in the clear after realizing that no thugs are in the area after he screwed over a mob boss. That is – until after he plugs a pop-tart in and notices a silenced semi-automatic machine gun casually placed on the kitchen countertop. Looking around confused, Willis picks up the gun and hears a toilet flush.
Standing ready and aimed, Willis sees a dimwitted Travolta walk out of the bathroom and proceeds to fire a ridiculous amount of bullets into the hitman as his poptart shoots from the toaster. The end result is a blood splattered bathroom where Travolta's memorable character lay dead beside the toilet as a result of his own stupidity. It's a shocking, funny and brutal reminder that Tarantino isn't playing around.
4. Buck The Gorilla – Rise of The Planet of The Apes
Although Andy Serkis' portrayal of the mighty ape Caesar will be remembered most from this absolutely stunning prequel and one of 2011's finest films – it was Buck the silverback gorilla's sacrificial war-jump that climaxes the movie. After the Golden Gate Bridge became the battle ground between ape and man during the closing moments of Rise of The Planet of The Apes, it began to look bleak for the primates when a helicopter equipped with a machine gun began circling the area and decimating the defenseless animals.
When Caeser ends up getting caught in the crossfire, his enforcer of his newfound ape army shoves the mighty leader aside and begins to beat his chest and roar. After getting riddled with bullets, Buck charges towards the low-flying helicopter, leaps off the bridge and smashes into it. Buck is now flailing his massive arms inside the spiraling out of control chopper before it smashes into the bridge in a fiery mess. Caeser pulls Buck out of the wreckage as the gorilla warrior delivers his final breath holding his leader's hand. Buck's demise may have been tear-jerking, but what a bad-ass way to go.
3. Al Pacino – Scarface
It may be the most played out sequence of dialog ever, as viewers are constantly treated to awful jokes involving "Say hello to my little friend", but the original scenes are far from a laughing matter. After a coked out Pacino is left cornered in his office while rebels invade his home, the drug fueled and enraged crimelord preps for battle by loading his machinegun, fully equipped with a grenade launcher for kicks.
As the rebels reach the doors to his office, Pacino drops the line in question and blasts a grenade at the door, sending his enemies flying. As the smoke begins to clear, our cocaine fueled anti-hero walks out and begins machine-gunning what remains of his foes. Pacino repeatedly takes several bullets and never slows down once, even screaming at one point, "I take your bullet!". It all ends though when a slow walking retro shades wearing assassin comes up behind Pacino and blasts him in the spine with a shotgun, sending the drug kingpin to the water below ending one of the most violent and epic gun battle climaxes ever filmed.
2. Nicolas Cage – Kick-Ass
Nicolas Cage has been in a lot of bad movies the past few years. But because he's been in every second film ever made the past five years, he inevitably wanders into something brilliant, that he can fully embrace his 'crazy' in. The comic adapted Kick-Ass is just that film. Playing a costumed vigilante who trains his 12-year-old daughter to be a killer, Cage is in his essence here. He comes off as both dorky and terrifying when we're shown his full murderous capabilities in the warehouse scene shown through a teddy bear cam.
Eventually Cage's character, Big Daddy, gets captured and tied to a chair alongside our geeky teen hero Kick-Ass himself. While the two are being tortured nearly to death, Cage's on-screen daughter shows up and saves the day by systematically eliminating all of the mobsters. Cage ends up shouting code-word strategic commands to Hit-Girl, even while he's slowly set on fire. While Hit-Girl takes down each remaining enemy, Cage's screams can be heard in the background, transforming the entire sequence into one of the most memorable performances of the actor's entire career. As he eventually passes, viewers are treated to the 'good-crazy' Nic Cage they all know and love in the spirit of Face-Off.
1. Kevin Bacon - Sleepers
The number one death on this list gives me chills every time I watch the sequence of events unfold. After spending nearly all of his run-time as a security guard at a home for troubled children too young for jail, Bacon shines in his most evil performance ever. Playing an abusive, perverse and molest-tastic guard, we're shown Bacon's continuous abuse of these poor kids from Hell's Kitchen until the day they finally get released.
Flash forward a bunch of years later, we're shown two of the kids all grown up as they enter a bar in New York. One of the men takes a trip to the washroom and notices a disheveled Bacon sitting in the back eating his food alone. As actor Ron Eldard walks into the bathroom, all of his horrible memories of abuse come back to him as he washes his face and looks in the mirror. The song Witchi Tai To plays in the background and adds to the scene in an amazing way as all of this tension comes to a head.
After Eldard and his friend, played by Billy Crudup confront their former abuser in the bar, they face their fear for the last time and proceed to shoot Bacon in the groin, chest, arms and eventually the forehead. The unraveling of violence has never felt so satisfying as Bacon meets his bloody end after putting on the most evil performance of his entire career. It is the most satisfying scene of revenge that I have ever seen in a film and that is why it is my top choice.
Sean Lennon has teamed up with filmmaker Jordan Galland to write the music for Alter Egos, a forthcoming comedy about superheroes in a setting that resembles real life a bit more than movies starring the likes of Batman, the X-Men, Iron Man and Spider-Man. (You can watch the trailer for the movie above.) Lennon's soundtrack is a pastiche of familiar superhero movie orchestration and a variety of pop styles, and further cements his reputation as a sort of musical chameleon. Lennon chatted with Rolling Stone recently about working on the film, as well as his other projects with his girlfriend, musician and model Charlotte Kemp Muhl.
How did your friend Jordan Galland pitch you on doing the soundtrack for this new movie, Alter Egos?
Jordan Galland and I have been working together on various projects and various media since he was 16 or 17. I made the music for his first film – it's called Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead, it's like a vampire parody sort of inspired by Tom Stoppard's play. He's very close friend so working with him is sort of a labor of love, so it's not a job, per se.
This is a movie about real-life superheroes. Did you have a background in superheroes and comic books?
Well, I do live a double life. I am actually a comic book enthusiast, but not so much for the DC/Marvel type. I'm more into Chris Ware and Robert Crumb, but I did grow up reading Spider-Man, for sure. I think this movie is sort of the superhero genre film but it's not really because it's not an action film, it's not about special effects and fancy filming technique. It's a dialogue-driven film, it's sort of like a little comedy.
When you're making a movie that on the surface is one thing, but is actually a different thing tonally, how does that affect your decisions in making the music? Is it up to you to find the right balance, to get both moods across at once?
That was really challenging, actually. We went through several versions of the style, or the approach, that we were going to take. At first, we did a kind of goofy, Napoleon Dynamite sort of thing which didn't really work out. It sort of highlighted the wrong aspects of the film. Then there was another direction we went, which was a retro Italian superhero film, kind of a Barbarella direction. I really enjoyed making that music, but it didn't ground the film and it lacked gravity. Despite how silly the film is and how kind of comedic it is, it needed a certain seriousness to sort of propel the more important aspects of the narrative, you know, the parents having been killed by this bad guy and the superhero avenging the murder of his parents. It needed some grounding, that was when we sort of went with the third direction which was kind of a straight-up action hero style, serious, orchestrated superhero score.
So what happens with all this music that you've composed but have had to scrap? If you liked it, what do you end up doing with it?
Well, funny enough, all the stuff that I've thrown away or discarded or put aside from when I was younger, I still have, because it's all on tape. But since the invention of digital, I pretty much lose everything. There are tons of weird records that I think are just gone because I changed computers or the format changed. There is something very fleeting about digital. Maybe now that I have my own label, I could eventually put out some sort of like the Lost Sean Tapes, or something.
What else have you been working on lately?
I have a band called The GOASTT, or The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger is the full name, but we call ourselves The GOASTT. That's with my girlfriend Charlotte Kemp Muhl, and we've already put out a record called The Acoustic Sessions on Chimera Music, which is my label. I'm also working on producing another band that my girlfriend is in called Kemp and Eden. It's sort of a surrealist folkly girl duo.
The gravely tones of Walter White are coming to FX’s Archer.
Emmy winner Bryan Cranston will guest-star on the animated hit’s two-part season finale, part of which is set on the International Space Station. First reported by HuffPo and confirmed by FX, the actor will play Commander Drake, an “earnest, conscientious astronaut fighting to quell a mutiny on the space platform.”
So, yes, Sterling Archer will get his Moonraker on. Also guest-starring on the show’s third season: Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) and Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead). They join the previously announced Burt Reynolds — Arch’s hero — who guest-stars in the Jan. 19 midseason premiere playing himself. (I’ve seen the first four installments; they’re strong, especially episode 2, where Cyril is promoted to a field agent.)
Britney Spears: My Team is My Second Family!
Britney Spears hits the stage with her team for a feature in V magazine about entertainers and their second families.
Pictured from left to right are Lou M. Taylor, business manager; Adam Leber, manager; Brett Miller, executive assistant; Jimmy “Sugar” Kane, security; Brit; Larry Rudolph, manager; Derek DeGrazio, health and fitness trainer; Edan Yemini, director of security; Robin Greenhill, business management.
“I have worked with all of them for many, many years so it was fun to see them all together again on the first day of the tour,” Brit said. “Everybody was catching up and telling all of their fun stories from the past, laughing and just having a great time.”
“My little Hercules” enjoying his gymnastics class. - @britneyspears
According to this reliable source, it seems like one of the two “classic monsters” [mentioned by Producer Marcus Wilson in DWM #441] that are slated to be returning for the 7th series of Doctor Who
may possibly be the Yeti, formerly seen in two episodes of the 2nd Doctor’s adventures: The Abominable Snowmen and The Web of Fear. If you recall, and even if you don’t, the Yeti are actually lumbering metal robots (complete with floaty silver balls) acting under the control of the Great Intelligence. The GI is a disembodied sentient entity in search of a suitable corporal body; along with a strong desire to take over the Earth. So far, it hasn’t been successful.
Interesting enough is this lovely piece of art that was done by Peter McKinstry way back in Russell T. Davies’ time.
Always wondered if this was designed for a possible reappearance of these monsters or just McKinstry having fun drawing Doctor Who stuff on the side for his own entertainment. Anyway, check his site out, he worked on the show for quite awhile, mostly in RTD’s era, and on the 5th series of Moffat’s, so if you’ve been watching awhile, you’ve already seen a lot of his conceptual art incorporated into the show. Of course, in this new design they are furless; however who knows what to expect from a redesign. The original Yet looked more like this:
More Teddy than Tin… if you ask me. It’s very likely we will see a totally different incarnation of the Yeti next time around.
And as a side note, Marcus Wilson, Producer of Doctor Who, has announced via Twitter that the Production office for Series 7 is now open for business. Not long to go until filming starts.
Oh, and looks like River will be back in Series 7, but Steven Moffat has already hinted at that last month at the screening of The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe.
Yes/No Featurette: Coach Roz (guest star NeNe Leakes, R) in the “Yes/No” winter premiere episode of GLEE, airing Tuesday, Jan. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX
Yes/No B-Roll: Coach Roz (guest star NeNe Leakes, R) in the “Yes/No” winter premiere episode of GLEE, airing Tuesday, Jan. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX
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Jay-Z’s Surprise Gift to Blue Ivy Carter
Jay-Z lets go of profane references for Blue Ivy’s sake
If a father could do one thing to make the world a better place for his newborn daughter, what do you think it would be. World peace? Safer streets? Financial security? In the case of rapper and business mogul, Jay-Z since security and finances aren’t pressing issues for him and his family, and world peace is out of his control ther is a small change he can make that would have far reaching impact — stop using the word “b—-.” Jay-Z is all to well aware of the influence his musics and his lyrics have on the actions and attitudes of youth here and over seas. Check out Jigga’s letter to Blue Ivy Carter, he and wife Beyonce’s brand new baby girl.
Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich,
I didn’t think hard about using the word B—-.
I rapped, I flipped it, I sold it, I lived it
now with my daughter in this world
I curse those that give it.
I never realized while on the fast track
that I’d give riddance to the word bitch, to leave her innocence in tact.
No man will degrade her, or call her out her name
the women won’t despise her and call her the same.
I know it’s gonna miss me
cuz we been together like Nike Airs and crisp tees
when we all used to hang out front
singing 99 problems but a lady ain’t one.
Excuse me miss, can I be your mister
cuz I can tell the difference from a little girl and a sister,
She never grew up, her father left her alone
I promise not to talk like we used to
until Kingdom Come.
I’m so focused on your future,
The degradation has passed
I wish you wealth, health, and insight
forever young you may pass.
Blue Ivy Carter, my angel.
The artists who keep us captivated with their ability to spit rhymes and for those men — boyfriends, husbands, and fathers too — who listen intently to the words and mimic them in thought and deed, will have to be vigilante about protecting their children from the insults which might be leveled their way. They especially can’t add to the denigration of a generation and the degradation of girls and young women. Think about your favorite celebrity who is or may become a parent. How would you like their letter to read? What would your letter say?
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In an appearance on The Daily Show last night, George Lucas said that he had trouble getting funding for his new movie, "Red Tails," because of its black cast.
"This has been held up for release since 1942 since it was shot, I've been trying to get released ever since," Lucas told Jon Stewart. "It's because it's an all-black movie. There's no major white roles in it at all...I showed it to all of them and they said no. We don't know how to market a movie like this."
"Red Tails," which stars Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Terrence Howard, is based on the Tuskegee Airmen, the group of pioneering black pilots who fought in the United States' segregated armed forces during World War II. The movie is directed by Anthony Hemingway, the rare black director getting a chance to direct a big-budget feature.
Last week, Lucas told USA Today that he was worried that if Red Tails was a failure, it could have negative repercussions for black filmmakers. "I realize that by accident I've now put the black film community at risk [with Red Tails, whose $58 million budget far exceeds typical all-black productions]," he said. "I'm saying, if this doesn't work, there's a good chance you'll stay where you are for quite a while. It'll be harder for you guys to break out of that [lower-budget] mold. But if I can break through with this movie, then hopefully there will be someone else out there saying let's make a prequel and sequel, and soon you have more Tyler Perrys out there."
There is video at the source but, it is from HULU. I wonder if all the people that watched and defended "The Help" would go and see this when it comes out on the 20th of January.
When you’re a household name, it can sometimes be difficult to go incognito. Bless Paris Hilton’s heart for trying, though. During a shopping trip in Beverly Hills this weekend, the omnipresent empire-builder tried laying low in a sleek chocolate-colored wig.
More pictures @ source
Remember swooning over these guise during FFAO ONTD?
Injury derails J.R. Celski's title chase
Celski tried Friday to give it a go during the U.S. National Championships in short track at the Utah Olympic Oval but clearly was not healed from the injury suffered in a three-skater crash during a December World Cup event in Japan.
"It's a bummer, but in the long run, this is not that important of a meet to risk (further) injury," Celski said Friday.
He still has dreams of competing next season and at the Sochi Olympics.
He started the race Friday just so he can keep alive hopes of racing in the relay at worlds.
There's a chance he could be chosen Sunday for a discretionary spot on the U.S. World Cup team and compete in the relay. But that is up to the five-member selection committee.
Celski, who didn't want to go into details about the injury, called it an unfortunate turn of events.
"I was on the bottom of the pile and came out the unlucky one," he said of the Dec. 4 crash in Nagoya, where he had won 1,500 silver earlier in the competition.
It's not the first injury for Celski, and not the most serious.
At the U.S. trials leading up to the 2010 Olympics, Celski's left thigh was sliced open by a skate blade during a high-speed crash. The cut was six inches wide and two inches deep, and would require 60 stitches once he could remove the skate.
Fortunately the blade missed a main artery and cut only muscle.
He won two bronze medals in Vancouver five months later.
"He's been through a near-death injury," mother Sue Celski said Friday. "Hopefully this will be it as far as injuries for his lifetime as an athlete."
Celski didn't skate last year, taking a year off after the Olympics to hit the road as a pseudo groupie, following Seattle-area hip-hop musicians on tour for a 90-minute documentary set to debut at film festivals this year.
During the time away, he said he developed a second love for the sport that he hadn't felt before. He came back strong, with World Cup silver and bronze medals this season before the crash.
"Before I left, I was just kind of that kid out there having fun, doing what I did best and didn't really take it seriously outside of the rink," he said in October. "Now, coming back, I want to do everything right. I want to be consistent for the next three years and know I can be the best in the world."
He still has that desire; he'll just have to wait until next year.
"I will always have that as long as I skate," Celski said.
Simon Cho win U.S. titles
Each time Lana Gehring decided it was time, she hit another gear and was gone.
Never mind that it was short track speed skating, where anything can typically happen.
Gehring made it look easy, winning five of six races over three days to claim the U.S. Short Track National Championship on Sunday.
"It's very exciting; it's my first one ever," Gehring said of winning a national title.
To win five races -- the 500, 1,000, 1,500, 3,000 super final and a time trial -- was as impressive as the extra gear she showed throughout the competition.
"It's short track," Gehring said. "You never know who's going to finish. Sometimes it doesn't matter how good you're skating. It's been a great weekend for me. I feel very fortunate."
The only person not surprised was U.S. short track coach Jae Su Chung.
"It's not a surprise for me when I see her training times," Chung said. "She is the strongest, fastest girl in the U.S. and for high-speed, top speed, she's No. 1 skater in the world."
He said once Gehring builds up her endurance and confidence, she should be a force for the 2014 Olympics.
Simon Cho, meanwhile, showed he already has made great strides since being diagnosed Aug. 1 with a lower-back fracture.
He won the 1,000-meter race Sunday to lock up the men's overall title, won last year by Jeff Simon, who is not skating this season because of a similar back fracture.
"This is my first national championship title and to have done that with an injury, I'm really pleased," Cho said.
Travis Jayner, at 29 the oldest member of the men's team, won the 3,000-meter race to finish second overall. Jordan Malone was third overall and John Henry-Krueger fourth.
The top three qualify to skate individually at the world championships in Shanghai in March.
Katherine Reutter, the four-time defending national champion, finished second in the 1,000 Sunday but fifth overall.
A five-member selection committee made two-time Olympic bronze medalist J.R. Celski a discretionary pick. He is recovering from a serious ankle injury suffered a month ago, and will be eligible to compete in individual events in the remaining World Cups but only in the relay at worlds.
Reutter could have been a discretionary pick as well. But she said Sunday she will have surgery on both hips immediately rather than try to press on at less than 100 percent.
The women's team is still strong even with Reutter out.
Alyson Dudek took silver in the 500, and bronze in the 1,000, 3,000, 1,500 and four-lap time trial to finish second overall at nationals. Jessica Smith was third overall and Emily Scott fourth. Vancouver Olympian Kimberly Derrick was a discretionary pick as was Tamara Frederick, who is competing in her inaugural World Cup season.
On Sunday, Gehring used an explosive move to grab the lead in the 1,000 with three laps to go. She quickly put six meters between her competitors.
Jayner, meanwhile, was finally celebrating what he called a legitimate individual win at nationals.
"The only other time I won a race at a U.S. Championship was the 500 a few years ago when everyone fell," Jayner said.
He said he draws inspiration from other older athletes who have made comebacks.
"I wasn't as good as these guys when I was their age, so I'm trying to make the most of it now," Jayner said.
Apolo Ohno, Janet Evans, Bryan Clay unveil BMWs
Speed, agility, athleticism. They're qualities that any automaker wants in a car. So who better to introduce the new BMW 3 Series than three U.S. Olympians.
Speed skater Apolo Ohno, swimmer Janet Evans and decathelon champ Bryan Clay were on hand at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit today to introduce the popular compact luxury car and its environmentally friendly sibling, the ActiveHybrid 3.
The new 3 Series, which its North American introduction here, is hugely important for BMW. The model alone has accounted for about half of BMW's sales since it landed in the U.S. in 1987.
Besides its gorgeous looks, the new one should achieve some impression gas mileage, especially for the hybrid. The six-cylinder engine in the hybrid generates 335 horsepower, yet will get about 37 miles a gallon, says Klaus Draeger, BMW's development chief. The navigation system works with the motor when it knows the driver's route. When the "Intelligent Navigation System" knows the driver's route, it makes sure the car drives the last mile on electric power alone.
BMW unveiled the larger hybrid sedan, the ActiveHybrid 5, at today's show.
Apolo Ohno to co host Live! With Kelly
Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush was the first of five athletes to cohost "Live! With Kelly" this week with Kelly Ripa on the nationally syndicated talk show.
"It was smooth. I enjoyed it. I had a good time. It flew by. Before I knew it, the show was already over," Bush said. "If they would have me back, I would love to be back on the show."
The lineup for the rest of the week: NASCAR driver Carl Edwards (Tuesday), NFL broadcaster Boomer Esiason (Wednesday), ESPN analyst Jesse Palmer (Thursday) and Olympic skating champion Apolo Anton Ohno (Friday).
Cho and Gehring Crowned 2012 U.S. National Short Track Champions
The 2012 U.S. Short Track National Championships concluded today as Simon Cho (Laurel, MD) and Lana Gehring (Glenview, IL) captured the 2012 overall championship titles, a first for both Cho and Gehring, who dominated this weekend’s competition.
Cho won today’s 1000m, posting a time of 1:33.850, followed by Travis Jayner (Midland, MI) at 1:33.931, and Jordan Malone (Denton, TX) in third with 1:33.967. Today’s win in the 1000m was Cho’s fourth out of the six distances raced this weekend.
“I’m happy to start off this new year with a 2012 national championship title. I went though a lot with my injury leading up to this championship and this weekend, so I’m happy not only to be able to qualify my spot on the World Team, but to come out on top,” said Cho.
Gehring continued an impressive weekend, winning both of today’s distances and capturing five out of the six titles up for grabs this weekend. Winning the 1000m, Gehring posted 1:31.129, followed by defending four-time U.S. Champion Katherine Reutter (Champaign, IL) at 1:31.539, and Alyson Dudek (Hales Corners, WI) in third with a time of 1:31.934.
In an exciting 3000m race Gehring and Jessica Smith (Melvindale, MI) fought for the lead in the 27-lap race, but Gehring crossed the finish first at 5:23.787, followed closely by Smith with 5:23.904, and Dudek in third with a time of 5:23.949.
“ It’s very exciting I had a great weekend and felt strong and I’m looking forward to the rest of the season," said Gehring. Looking ahead to the 2014 Olympics, Gehring explained, “the races are just stepping stones right now, with every step we take getting closer to the Sochi 2014 Games. I’m getting ready with every race I skate, it’s an exciting experience.”
The men’s 3000m was another close race with Jayner posting 5:00.291 and capturing the distance championship title. Malone was second at 5:00.485, and Kyle Carr (Peachtree City, GA) took third with 5:00.800.
The victory was sweet for Jayner who made it to the podium in five out of six distances this weekend. “It was great to win a race finally after two really close calls,” he said.
Reigning 1500m World Champion, Reutter announced she will be taking time off from the remainder of the 2011-12 season to undergo hip surgery to relieve an ongoing hip and back injury she has been fighting this season. “It’s better for me to try and be ready for next year, and the way to get ready is surgery as soon as possible,” she explained.
Extended results from today's races are available at the following links:
US Speedskating Announces 2012 Winter World Cup and World Championship Short Track Teams
Following today's competition, US Speedskating announced the rosters for the 2012 Winter World Cup and World Championship teams. Congratulations to the following skaters.
World Cup 5 (Moscow, RUS) Feb. 3-5 & World Cup 6 (Dordrecht, NED) Feb. 10-12
Lana Gehring (Glenview, IL)
Alyson Dudek (Hales Corners, WI)
Jessica Smith (Melvindale, MI)
Emily Scott (Springfield, MO)
Kimberly Derrick (Memphis, TN)
Tamara Fredrick (Park Ridge, IL)
Simon Cho (Laurel, MD)
Travis Jayner (Midland, MI)
Jordan Malone (Denton, TX)
John-Henry Krueger (Pittsburgh, PA)
J.R. Celski (Federal Way, WA)
Kyle Carr (Peachtree City, GA)
World Championships - Shanghai (CHN) March 9-11
Final Spot TBD (based on 2nd half WCup results)
Final Spot TBD (based on 2nd half WCup results)
2012 U.S. National Short Track Championship Podium Results
1. Simon Cho (3962 points)
2. Travis Jayner (3656 points)
3. Jordan Malone (3080 points)
1. Lana Gehring (4900 points)
2. Alyson Dudek (3245 points)
3. Jessica Smith (3100 points)
4-Lap Time Trial
1. Cho 37.706
2. Robert Lawrence (Gaffney, S.C.) 37.866
3. Kyle Uyehara (Lakewood, CA) 38.089
1. Smith 40.221
2. Gehring 40.241
3. Dudek 40.446
9-Lap Time Trial
1. Jonathan Garcia (Houston, TX) 1:27.751
2. Cho 1:27.915
3. Jayner 1:28.123
1. Gehring 1:30.245
2. Smith 1:32.399
3. Katherine Reutter (Champaign, IL) 1:32.635
2. Dudek 44.765
3. Emily Scott (Springfield, MO) 44.963
1. Cho 1:33.850
2. Jayner 1:33.931
3. Malone 1:33.967
1. Gehring 1:31.129
2. Reutter 1:31.539
3. Dudek 1:31.934
1.John-Henry Krueger 2:20.937
2. Cho 2:20.942
3. Jayner 2:20.993
1. Gehring 2:35.222
2. Scott 2:35.634
3. Dudek 2:36.300
2. Malone (5:00.485)
3. Carr (5:00.800)
1. Gehring (5:23.787)
2. Smith (5:23.904)
3. Dudek (5:23.949)
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This post is brought to you by this bromantic moment
this post is dedicated to my bros...you all know who you are :3
I can't wait until August you guys...Summer Olympic discussions XD
Thanx to my bb xica_s for the update
I challenge wauwy to find out who the real Choverlord is >:)
... and baseball caps disgust me."
Despite it being a particularly grey, slushy winter's day, a photographic studio in West London is shining brightly with the cheerful glow of long-time MR PORTER crush, model Ms Daisy Lowe, as she sifts through a rack of MR PORTER clothes. A favourite not only with us, but also with the likes of Playboy, Vogue, Agent Provocateur and Chanel - no one can seem to get enough of Ms Lowe's sultry looks.
Today Ms Lowe is not (just) a model, but also a stylist, and her stepfather, Supergrass drummer Mr Danny Goffey, is her model. "He used to dress insanely," the 22-year-old remarks from behind a heavy fringe of raven black hair. "He wore magician capes with massive hoods and psychedelic stuff. Now, he dresses like a country gent with a colourful twist. I guess that's because he has four kids now and doesn't hang out in the forest with travellers."
Mr Goffey, 37, grins at the memory and agrees. "When you approach 40, your style changes and as you have kids, you mellow out a little bit. I'm really into country tweeds as I live in Somerset now. But when I do dress up to go out, it's quite fun."
What do you think makes a man stylish?
Ms Lowe: I think a man that looks comfortable in his clothes looks stylish. That said, I like it when they have that fashion awareness. I like men in jewellery; not "bling" jewellery, but faded gold and silver. Other than that, I like a good beanie hat on a man, but baseball caps disgust me - they're so juvenile. If a man loves his baggy jeans and feels comfortable in them, he can wear them at any age, but I think that there's an age limit of 14 for baseball caps.
What about Jay-Z?
Ms Lowe: If you're a rapper you can get away with it.
What's the first thing you notice on a man?
Ms Lowe: Shoes, you can always judge a man by his shoes. I couldn't tell you what makes a bad pair of shoes, but if I saw them I would just know.
What menswear labels are you keen on?
Ms Lowe: I think that when it comes to the men in my life, Acne suits all of them. The Scandinavian look is one of my favourites. I like its clean lines that are manly, but with an original twist. Just look at Alexander Skarsgård.
What advice do you have for a man looking for an easy work look?
Ms Lowe: Always have your staples - a beautifully cut grey or light-blue shirt, as well as some stripy shirts, worn with a nicely tailored suit jacket and some slim-cut trousers or jeans, depending on what the meeting is for.
Who is the best-dressed man from the past or present that you always think of as stylish?
Ms Lowe: If you want comfy and cool go for Kurt Cobain. If you want to do smart and sexy, look at the way Michael Caine dressed in Get Carter.
how do you like your man/men to dress ONTD? three piece suit at all times imo! don't let your standards drop!
Get a look at the new reality show starring Betty White in a special preview January 16th at 9:30/8:30c.
I worked on this show so I thought I'd post about it. It's pretty funny so tune in! Mods, ignore the other post, this has the tags.
I'm over a week late, but Happy New Year, Twi-hards. I hope you all had a great time covering yourselves in glitter and playing pin-the-tail on the R.Pattz, or whatever it is you choose to do on New Year's Eve.
Last year during this time, I urged you to make the resolution to watch more "Twilight" because "Eclipse" was only No. 4 in the 2010 box office numbers. Sadly, you didn't listen to me. "Breaking Dawn - Part 1" came in fifth in 2011, behind even "Kung Fu Panda 2." C'mon, people! That's just sad. Resolve right now to make "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" top the 2012 box office numbers, like the last installment of "Harry Potter" did this year. We can't lose to those Pot-heads ... again.
Enough with the browbeating, it's time to look ahead at an exciting year for "The Twilight Saga" cast. Not only will they be completing the best movie franchise of all time, but they'll be flying out on their own with new, more adult projects.
2012 is shaping up to be KStew's biggest year yet. In addition to saying goodbye to the character that made her a superstar, she is starring in the summer fantasy blockbuster "Snow White and the Huntsman." Also featuring Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen and Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman, the story is a darker twist on the classic fairy tale in which Snow White seems more like Joan of Arc than a fair maiden. Let's just hope it's better than last year's "Red Riding Hood." It couldn't be worse.
On the other side of the movie spectrum, Stewart is also appearing in the relatively shoestring budgeted "On the Road." I know I wrote about this film in last year's preview, but it actually seems like it's coming this year. Principal photography wrapped in 2010, so they've been in post over a year. Here's hoping the Jack Kerouac classic will finally see the silver screen in 2012.
Like his character Jasper Hale, Rathbone's projects outside of "Twilight" are an enigma. "Zombie Hamlet" and "DaZ: Vol. Too – NonSeNse" are supposed to be released this year, but they were also supposed to be released last year. The indie "Live at the Foxes Den" looks promising, but there isn't much information available. Finally, "Cowgirls n' Angels," in which Jackson plays a rodeo rider (but not a cowgirl), looks closest to completion.
Kendrick seems to have gone insane with the number of movies she's completed for 2012: "Pitch Perfect," "End of Watch," "What to Expect When You're Expecting," "Rapturepalooza," "ParaNorman," "The Company You Keep" and "Breaking Dawn - Part 2." We're either seriously going to love her this year or get really tired of her. I'm betting on the former.
Outside of "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," Reed only has one movie slated for release in 2012, "Downer's Grove," but it has potential. It's a high school thriller written by famous edgy novelist Bret Easton Ellis ("American Psycho") that costars Hayden Panettiere and Lucy Hale. I feel like "Downer's Grove" may rewrite the teen thriller genre or bomb horribly, but nothing in between.
Sorry, GLAAD — ABC Entertainment topper Paul Lee doesn’t get why you have issues with Work It.
While talking to reporters at the annual Television Critics Tour in Pasadena today, Lee said he was stumped by a campaign from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the Human Rights Campaign that accuses the cross dressing comedy of being harmful to transgenders. “I didn’t really get it,” he said. “I loved Tootsie. I still love Tootsie. I didn’t get it. But that’s probably me.”
But he clearly realizes the polarizing show remains a hot topic — which is why he began his morning panel with his idea of a joke: “So what do you think of Work It?” The Brit was loath to say exactly how he feels about the comedy’s (dreadful) performance so far, other than to stick to his original mantra about developing “ambitious” shows. “We thought there was room for a very very very silly show.”But apparently, there isn’t room for another light comedy, Cougar Town. ABC’s still not ready to announce a start date.
Beyond saying it’ll come back in March, Lee said he’s yet to pick an exact date when the Courteney Cox comedy will make it to air. But he did have fond things to say about creator Bill Lawrence and his personally-financed marketing campaign to keep fans interested. ”I used to be a pirate when I was a showrunner, and I’m now kind of the navy. He does a pirate job of getting his audience excited … We didn’t have a place earlier on.”
He also downplayed any potential troubles the network may have in marketing shows that imply the word “bitch” in the title but don’t actually use it. (See: Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23 and Good Christian Belles, previously known as Good Christian Bitches.) But he’s not interested in changing them. “We think it reflected the irreverence of the show, but we can’t use [bitch] in broadcast titles. What I’m hoping for is that it piques people’s interest. I would love people to go, there’s something edgy here.”
Here are some other highlights from Lee’s appearance at TCA:
• Pan Am is not dead — at least according to Lee. “When it opened, it really brought an audience. There’s such a feeling of goodwill toward that show. We have new and original shows right through February.”
• His final verdict on Charlie’s Angels? “They didn’t quite breathe life into that franchise. It was a really strong attempt.”
• Sadly for soap fans, Lee had no update on the future of General Hospital. There are worries the sudser is next on the chopping block, given the cancellations of All My Children and One Life to Live. “I don’t know when we’ll make a decision on that. We’ll see. We’ll make a decision at some point. I just don’t know when.”
So basically Frankmusik is dead and Vincent Frank has launched a new project for himself called Vincent Did It. After the flop that was his last album I don't blame him. Anywayz this is his first track as Vincent Did It, called "Dynamo"
sounds like something from before his first album sew I approve
EW has confirmed that Jean Dujardin will star in the upcoming spy thriller Möbius. Dujardin has received universal plaudits for his turn in the French silent film The Artist, a presumed Best Picture front-runner at this year’s Oscar. For Möbius, Dujardin will hang up his tap shoes to play an experienced intelligence officer, filming in Monte Carlo and Hungary. Dujardin, who won the Best Actor award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for The Artist, is currently nominated for Golden Globe, SAG, and Spirit awards and is widely expected to snag an Oscar nod when the nominations are announced Jan. 24.
If it can't be Fassbender, I desperately want him to snatch Clooney and Pitt's wigs. Also, looking forward to his charmingly accented Globe speech on Sunday.
This overweight child actor on an ensemble kids show is encouraged to continue to maintain an unhealthy weight because it fits her character. Unfortunately for her, she feels very isolated from the rest of the cast because of her weight.
The rest of the cast hang out, date one another and have a variety of social gatherings, all of which she isn’t invited to. The exclusion is making her extremely depressed and resort to unhealthy coping mechanisms.
Actress: Raini Rodriguez
TV Show: Austin & Ally
so sad :(
Katee Sackhoff is Female Lead in "Riddick 3"
Deadline has learned that Katee Sackhoff ("Battlestar Galactica") is in final negotiations to play the female lead opposite Vin Diesel in the third "Chronicles of Riddick" film.
Sackhoff will play Dahl, a NOrdic mercenary tracking Riddick. According to recent reports, Karl Urban has accepted the offer to reprise his role as Vaako, one of Lord Marshal's commanders. The new movie was recently put on hold due to payment issues. Production is now back on track in Montreal.
Plot: Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick (Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.