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- 09/05/12--17:23: Faces of Fox: Cast of 'The Following' + New Promo
- 09/05/12--18:00: Young Adult Books on the Big Screen Cont'd
- 09/05/12--18:09: Emily Gilmore chats about Bunheads
- 09/05/12--18:18: Patti LaBelle Pays $100,000 for Yelling at Toddler, Mom
- 09/05/12--18:27: Simon is pissed
- 09/05/12--18:50: Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson turns 7 + Episode discussion
- 09/05/12--19:19: One of the guys from Fun. is dating a tryhard racist
- 09/05/12--19:19: Cheesy Bones promo ft Blonde Brennan + info about the season
- 09/05/12--19:39: Goddess of Music Performs Triumphant Live at NFL Kickoff
- 09/05/12--19:40: Who Went Home on So You Think You Can Dance?
- 09/05/12--19:58: The Voice - Premiere 4-minute Sneak Peek
- 09/05/12--19:59: P.funk does things
- 09/05/12--20:05: Jonas Brothers enjoy a family lunch, possibly use paper napkins
- 09/05/12--20:06: Weezer begins to make plans for a summer camp
- 09/05/12--20:21: South Korea’s horror-charged hijinks have patriarchal roots
Generous Britney Spears has splashed out £10,000 on a lavish present for ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake and his fiancée Jessica Biel.
But not everyone is going to be thrilled about it because our source says Brit's fiancé Jason Trawick, 40, 'would be livid if he knew'.
The US X Factor judge, 30, bought the lovebirds a holiday voucher for a week's stay at a private island 'to thank Justin for always being there for her'. lol
But our source says: 'Jason has no idea. Brit's been reaching out to a lot of old friends and is trying to build bridges.
'But Jason doesn't trust her friends. He thinks she's still too unstable for a regular life.'
Either way, we wish we were mates with Britney!
Source: Now magazine aka bullshit
While Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is spending millions campaigning, one infamous face, "Octomom” Nadya Suleman, says she has never heard of him.
“Who? No, I have no idea, I’m so sorry. I live in a village of little kids," Suleman said when asked if she had ever heard of Mitt Romney. "I don’t care if people make fun of me. I make fun of me. My kids make fun of me. I learned to let go years ago.”
Suleman explained that she does not watch television or keep up with current events.
“I live in a different land," she says. "I live in Nadya land. I’m telling you, I’m not kidding you. I’m not normal. I don’t know what’s going on in the world. If you told me someone won the presidency tomorrow I would be like, 'what!' I so apologize for this answer, but I have no clue who is running against the president. I have not watched TV in 12 years,” she said.
Suleman is now getting ready to release her first single on iTunes on Sept. 18, which she says will pleasantly surprise everyone, because of her musical past.
“They didn’t know I had musical experience in my life. I played the flute for eight years when I was little. I won many awards for playing the flute. I was a top flute player, but I don’t play it anymore,” Suleman said. “I love music. My children love dancing to music. We do it every day -- it’s our medicine. I couldn’t live without music and the sad part is, we don’t even have a working radio in the house.”
The FBI estimates there are currently over 300 active serial killers in the United States. What would happen if these killers had a way of communicating and connecting with each other? What if they were able to work together and form alliances across the country? What if one brilliant psychotic serial killer was able to bring them all together and activate a following? Welcome to THE FOLLOWING, the terrifying new thriller from creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Dawson’s Creek,” the Scream franchise) and director Marcos Siega (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Dexter”).
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Absolutely cannot wait for this. It's one of the best reviewed pilots of the year and is already picking up steam. Still not to thrilled about having to wait until mid-season but am very much looking forward to this. Do what you do best Kevin Williamson!
Clint Eastwood meet Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Kerry Washington.
The three actresses, firmly anchored in Hollywood's royalty, have been secretly scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Convention, according to a tentative schedule provided by a source to CNN.
The schedule lists the three actresses as speaking on Thursday evening, the same night that President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will accept their party's respective nominations. Johansson, Portman and Washington are listed as following The Foo Fighters on the itinerary. Convention officials announced that the alternative rock band would perform last week.
A source told CNN the hope is to have the three actresses appear on stage together.
David Slade to Direct Young Adult Story ‘Matched’ for Disney
Are you tired of movies based on young adult novels about dystopian futures? No? Good — because Disney has just hired director David Slade to tackle ‘Matched,’ based on the YA novel by Ally Condie, and surprise! It’s about a dystopian future society!
According to Deadline, the House of Mouse has just signed David Slade to direct ‘Matched,’ based on the young adult fiction novel by Ally Condie. The story takes place in a dystopian future society, which is apparently the only kind of society suitable for tweens (accurate). Cassia Reyes lives in a world where algorithms are used to determine who its citizens will marry when they turn 17, so it’s sort of like if eHarmony were given the power of legislation.
The matches show up on items called “microcards,” but Cassia has two matches on hers — scandal! And one of them is what her society deems an “aberration” — double scandal! Cassia starts spending time with both of her suitors, Ky and Xander, and tries to figure out the man with whom she’s truly meant to be.
‘Matched’ bears all the hallmarks of modern young adult fiction: dystopian future society with limited choice (also known as “Mitt Romney’s Happy Place”), science-fiction elements, and most importantly, love. You know, all that stuff kids really care about these days. Noticeably absent: Taylor Swift and Facebook.
Slade is best known for directing ‘Hard Candy,’ ’30 Days of Night,’ and ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.’
WB Snags Impending Sci-Fi Young Adult Novel 'The Planet Thieves'
The pursuit of the next Hunger Games franchise at the movie studios continues and Warner Bros. has a new property they'll be trying to turn into a hit blockbuster film. Deadline has word that the studio has snagged the rights to The Planet Thieves, a forthcoming young adult novel by False Memory author Dan Krokos.
The book, hitting shelves next May, follows Mason Stark, a 13-year old cadet in the Earth Space Command who must lead his fellow cadets in a daring surprise attack to retake the SS Egypt from a deadly alien race who has killed the entire crew, and recover a stolen technology that could spell the end of planet Earth.
Harry Potter franchise producer David Heyman and his Heyday Films banner will produce the adaptation that sounds like a great sci-fi adventure. Much like Ender's Game, this will also be a great role for a young actor looking for a breakthrough performance. Since Asa Butterfield (Hugo) already has the aforementioned sci-fi adaptation locked down, maybe Kodi-Smit McPhee (Let Me In, ParaNorman) could lead this project? It's hard to say whether the film will land a solid audience since the book doesn't hit until next year, but the studio will likely wait to see how the book sells before moving forward. Interested?
YA is slowly taking over Hollywood....what say you, ONTD?
Swedish pop royalty, Agnes, who some of you may remember from her hit song, "Release Me", just released her latest album, Veritas. It is amazing. If you look up the definition of "SLAY" in the dictionary, you will find a tastefully gold-leafed picture of Agnes surrounded by angels.
And for those of you who weren't in Europe when this came out:
The Robyn and X-era Kylie vibes coming from this album are MAJAH. I haven't liked an album this much since Saint Florence blessed us. Like God, All I Want Is You, and Amazing (actually everything) must be heaven sent, 'cause I feel like my eardrums are having a religious experience.
For her nutty, brilliant ballet dramedy Bunheads, Amy Sherman-Palladino brought back Gilmore Girls’ Kelly Bishop to play a whip-smart, moron-intolerant woman (yes, another one) who inherits a daughter-in-law after her son’s sudden death. Together, they run a dance studio in a sleepy coastal town (Stars Hollow by way of Venice, California). It gives us warm fuzzies to watch them bicker and occasionally come together in the same way Lorelai and Emily used to. Vulture caught up with Bishop and Broadway’s Sutton Foster to talk about how they managed in Sherman-Palladino’s crazy-wonderful world of words, and what they hope to do more of in season two.
I’d first like to say I really love how much Michelle and Fanny drink on this show. Booze is the new coffee!
Bishop: Yes, that seems to be a running theme, and so far beyond anything I could manage. [Laughs] Actually, I’ve never done shots with anybody. I mean, I like to have a couple of drinks, there’s no question about that, but I would never be able to toss down as much of whatever liquor it is. Most likely bourbon. But I had a lot of fun throwing back shots and doing the dance with Sutton in the first episode.
There was also that great scene where we heard Michelle’s Fanny impression as she acted out both sides of a phone conversation. Did you guys work together on that?
Bishop: She asked for my help and I said, “Well, if I were you, I’d mock my low voice.” [Laughs] “Make yourself sound like man.” But she didn’t do that. I don’t think she’s unkind enough to do something like that, but it would have been funny.
Kelly, Amy has said that in real life you are much closer to Fanny than Emily. That’s why she had you in mind the whole time she was writing the first script. She said you were a real broad.
Bishop: Oh yes, yes, definitely. One of the reasons I get a kick of playing those stiff, repressed, wealthy women is because I don’t particularly like them. [Laughs] I like playing them because I like mocking them to a certain degree. Actually, during Gilmore Girls, I’d look at some of the stories and think, I’m Lorelai. In real life, that’s who I am. I do have a mouth — I will say. I speak up when I see things I don’t care for.
Fanny’s especially opinionated about her unconventional ballets.
Bishop: Yes, well, she really marches to her own drummer. Do the people in that town know how The Nutcracker is supposed to go anyway? She really expects everyone to respond to her the way she thinks they should, and apparently they all do.
None of us are worthy of Kelly Bishop's majesty. Gilmore Girls post y/y?
That was a costly temper tantrum.
Disco diva Patti LaBelle belted out a profane tirade against a pregnant mom and her little girl in the lobby of a Manhattan apartment building — and now, she has agreed to pay for it to the tune of $100,000, the plaintiff’s lawyer told The Post yesterday.
The Grammy-winning singer allegedly shouted the F-word, called mom Roseanna Monk a “c--t,” and drenched her with bottled water after complaining that Monk’s then-18-month-old daughter was playing near the lobby door of an Upper West Side apartment building where LaBelle was staying in 2010.
When Roseanna — by then cradling her tot, Genevieve, in her arms — accused the “Lady Marmalade” singer of making the girl hysterical, an enraged LaBelle then allegedly had to be held back by her entourage and hustled into a waiting car.
Roseanna and hubby Kevin Monks’ lawyer, Sam Davis, said LaBelle opted to settle the case before even being deposed.
He noted the difficulty that LaBelle would have faced at trial, when he would have brought the adorable little girl into court and said, “That mean woman over there, with the 300-pound bodyguard, was yelling at her.”
“The jury would be shaking their heads,” he said.
Roseanna, a former kindergarten teacher, said all proceeds will be donated to the Hope & Heroes Children’s Cancer Fund.
“This is an opportunity for Patti LaBelle to help a lot of children, and I feel good about that,” she said.
The Nov. 10, 2010, incident took place while LaBelle was renting a Trump Place apartment for her three-month, $50,000-a-week appearance in the Broadway musical “Fela!”
Court papers said the child, now 3 1/2, has suffered “personality changes, sleep disorder” and “increased fear of strangers.”
After the suit wound up in Manhattan federal court last year, LaBelle denied that she was “liable in any way for any alleged claims of injury” and said the Monks were “more than 50 percent at fault.”
Her publicist declined to comment yesterday.
Claims The Voice fears Britney and Demi
Simon Cowell is furious at NBC for trying to sandbag next week's premiere of "X Factor" by adding a Wednesday installment of "The Voice" ... declaring, "This is a cynical, cold-hearted, unprofessional way of doing business."
Simon tells TMZ, he thought he had a "gentleman's agreement" with NBC ... that "The Voice" would run Mondays and Tuesdays, and "X Factor" would run Wednesdays and Thursdays on FOX ... so fans could watch both.
Simon says NBC is turning on its own audience, forcing them to choose between Christina Aguilera's show and Britney Spears' new show. And speaking of them, Simon says, "Britney's not going to appreciate the fact that Christina -- who has been a bit of a rival -- isn't allowing Britney to have a night of her own."
Simon tells TMZ, he believes the move is as personal as it gets, because "The Voice" came to England and went head-to-head with Simon's show, "Britain's Got Talent" and got its ass kicked.
Simon says, "These guys have really got it in for us. It's nothing short of dirty tricks."
Cowell adds, "The reason they've done this is they don't want people to see 'X Factor' because they've heard how good the series is. They don't want their audience to see Britney Spears. They don't want their audience to see Demi Lovato."
Simon says he doesn't think Britney knows yet, but when she finds out "She's going to be devastated because she's put her heart and soul into this."
As for Cowell, he says he's not scared, adding, "I can't bear it that the network is playing political games and playing with the audience."
Simon and LA Reid have been talking crap and taking cheap shots at The Voice and Xtina all year long, he even re-strategized his shows format specifically to beat The Voice. Now that NBC is fighting back, they're the scared ones? LOL, ok Simon.
Honey Boo Boo's birthday celebrations were never going to involve a simple slice of cake and a couple of balloons.
Instead the spirited reality star marked her big day with a trip to Walmart - where her mother treated her to a tube of Silly String.
The star of TLC's Here Come Honey Boo Boo then let rip, spraying the string all over herself, and a photographers car.
Wearing a T-shirt bearing the legend 'down and dirty Redneck style', the seven-year-old charged around with her three sisters as they all sprayed the string.
The family had stocked up on the shopping trip, loading a trolley with soda and other treats.
According to the Hollywood Reporter she and her family are paid a tiny $2,000 per episode of the controversial reality show.
This compares to six-figure salaries for other reality stars on the channel.
The Hollywood Reporter claims that in total the Thompsons will earn around $40,000 for the ten episode season, plus a 'small 'location fee'' for any filming carried out in the family home'.
Since their show aired the Thompsons have come under increasing scrutiny.
And she has also been forced to deny laughing at the newest member of the family, her newborn granddaughter Kaitlyn, who has two thumbs on each hand.
But despite this 'Mama June' has denied that she regrets opening her home to the cameras.
'No,' she told People magazine. 'I don't have anything to hide.'
And she claims that the 'go-go juice' was a one-time incident.
The family were also investigated by child protection authorities in Georgia after a video surfaced of Honey Boo Boo dancing on a bar.
No charges were filed following the investigation.
'It was the worst four days of my whole entire life,' June says.
She says the bar appearance was 'a meet-and-greet at a concert.'
But, she adds: 'After I left, I realized, "I'm not gonna put Alana in that situation again because it was crazy."'
Happy birthday to the happiest Toddlers & Tiaras kid their is. New episode starts at 10:00 PM EST. Be sure to tune in and discuss as the family tries on wigs and Sugar Bear feels frisky after seeing June in hers.
Hipster hookup! (*vomit*)
Girls creator Lena Dunham has been seeing Jack Antonoff, guitarist of the indie rock band Fun., sources tell Us Weekly.
"They're trying to keep it a secret," explains a Dunham pal. And the NYC-based actress/writer, 26 -- who has described her love life as a string of "multiple gay ex-boyfriends" -- is already collaborating with Antonoff, 28.
The pair recently made a video for The New Yorker together, and Dunham "has asked to use Fun. songs on Girls," notes a source. "Lena's crazy about the band," says a pal. She also wore a dress designed by his sister, Rachel, on The Colbert Report May 3.
Despite hectic schedules, says an insider, "they have a good time when they can get together!" (does she show him her hijab and explain how it makes her a fundamentalist?)
Fun.'s hit song "We Are Young" was No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 charts for six consecutive weeks in March and April. Their follow-up "Some Nights" has spent 27 weeks on the Hot 100 chart. The group is nominated for two awards at Thursday's 2012 Video Music Awards. Antonoff shared a photo with MTV on Monday of his favorite memory of attending the 1997 VMAs as a young child.
"I was in that age where it was very cool to ask everyone for pictures," he explained. "I go up to Fiona Apple, and this is like 10 minutes before she gives her iconic speech. I ask her for a picture, and right as the camera snaps, she gives me this wet, like almost a little bit of tongue and full-lip kiss on the cheek." (bow in the presence of Queen Fiona)
Dunham tweeted the cute story and pic Monday, writing, "Best thing that's happened yet in America." (as opposed to what?)
And just because it mentions Fiona Apple
1. Pelant is “going to be around all season,” confirmed Nathan of the Big Bad who is currently framing Brennan for murder. “We love this guy. He’s the most interesting multiple murderer that we’ve ever had on the show. He’s going to color Season 8 a bit. No one’s going to be able to rest easy in Season 8.”
2. The twist at the end of the premiere will both temporarily conclude “the [Pelant] story” and “raise another question,” teased Nathan. “But Pelant is not going away.”
3. David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel “are currently negotiating through at least season 9,” says Nathan. “We’re pretty confident they will come to some agreement.”
4. The revolving “gang of interns” will continue to come in and out this season, said Nathan. Added Hanson: “Also, we will be meeting new interns this season, and revisiting interns we don’t see as much as we want to.”
5. “We’re very interested in meeting Booth’s mom in the back [half of the season] and having Booth’s mom meet Brennan,” previewed Nathan. “It’s time to see Booth’s family a little bit.”
6. Cam’s mysterious new love interest will be unmasked in Episode 5, titled “Crime Scene Clean-Up.” ”It’s someone fans will recognize,” said Nathan, confirming TVLine’s early scoop that her boyfriend will be a familiar face. “If we’re good, they didn’t see it coming.”
7. Episode 2 finds Booth and Brennan addressing the toll the three-month separation has taken on their relationship.
8. A never-before-seen sibling of Hodgins’ may put in an appearance later in the season.
9. ”There might be [a Booth/Brennan wedding],” hedged Nathan, before adding with a laugh. “It’s only Season 8. We’re just beginning.”
10. This season’s landmark 150th episode is a “weird episode,” said Hanson. “It’s going to be an episode where we see everything from the POV of the victim. It’s been very tricky. We needed a very heart-tugging story, so the person whose death we are solving is an actual character. It’s a boy. It’s not a funny episode. It’s an oustsider’s view of our team at work.”
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Bow to Emily's ability to deal with doucheyness!
Lmao @ her "Fashionably Late". Only Mariah makes her fans arrive early and posts a Fashionably Late video during a live show. This era looks promising as soon as she gets on the promo train! She looks stunning and that ending just slayed your faves career tbh. I am glad she got her body back while looking healthy. Flawless as usual, getting ready for American Idol!
Top 6 Group Routine - Jazz
Tiffany (with Benji) - Jive
Cole (with Melanie) - Jazz
Eliana (with Twitch) - Hip Hop
Chehon (with Kathryn) - Conptemporary
Cyrus (with Comfort) - Dubstep
Witney (with Marko) - Lyrical Jazz
Chehon & Witney - Cha cha
Cole & Eliana - Contemporary
Cyrus & Tiffany - Broadway
There is no voting until next week's finale, so here are your Top 4:
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Who do you guys want to win? They BETTER have Chehon & Eliana do a ballet piece next week for the finale!
In The Voice Season 3 season opener, the coaches can't deny the power and soul of singer Bryan Keith.
Like appear with A$AP and Diplo in this video for Alexander Wang menswear
Or say this about Gossip Girl ending: When asked about the saddest aspect of "Gossip Girl" coming to an end, Badgley struggled to find an answer. "The lighting in my dressing room is really good," he joked.
Being a mess at the Angelo Galasso Polso Orologio Party at The Plaza
Or hosting the NYC CIROC Cabana Club At King & Grove
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Frances Conroy is returning to FX's anthology series American Horror Story for its second season.
Series co-creator Ryan Murphy tweeted Wednesday that the actress will play "the ultimate angel" in the rebooted show's second season, titled American Horror Story: Asylum.
"Thrilled to announce Emmy nominee Frances Conroy is returning to AHS," Murphy tweeted. "Devils and angels this year...Frannie plays the ultimate angel."
Conroy is nominated for an Emmy her role as the elder version of Moira O'Hara, a ghost trapped in a haunted Los Angeles mansion, in the first season of AHS. The actress recently told The Hollywood Reporter that she was hoping to return for the second season.
"It would be dark, but it would be great," she said. "It would be so interesting to jump into another world if they put me on for an episode."
With her fifth Emmy nom, she faces off against the likes of fellow supporting actress in a miniseries/movie nominees Jessica Lange, her Horror co-star who also is returning to the show.
The cast also includes fellow Emmy nominee Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Zachary Quinto, James Cromwell and Joseph Fiennes.
AHS premieres at 10 p.m. Oct. 17.
I know I shouldn't be excited for this season, but I kind of am.
With Weezer performing the Memories shows for more than two years, Rivers Cuomo says he's not tired of performing the old-school Weezer just yet but hints that perhaps one of the band's other highly regarded albums could receive the same treatment.
"There's plenty of people who want to see the first few albums so we're happy to do it," he says of the Memories Tour.
"Personally the next album I'd like to do is the Red Album which came out in 2008."
Cuomo says there are no new releases on the horizon for Weezer but for the band that hosted a festival on a cruise liner, they aren't done with its quirky ideas and Australian fans should start saving their money.
"We'd like to put together some sort of Weezer camp, but we're just beginning to talk about it, so I don't have any details yet," he says.
Like a summer camp?
"Yeah," he says, laughing.
They need to tour Japan soon instead TBH.
Summer is ghost and goblin season for young thrillseekers
By Jane Chung
YONGIN, SOUTH KOREA — On a rainy South Korean summer night, Na Won-ju, eyes shut tight, is glued to her boyfriend in a desolate village in Yongin as pale figures in white with loose black hair dart out at them from the shadows.
Unlike in the West, where spooky activities like Halloween are concentrated in the darker months of the year, visiting haunted houses at amusement parks and watching horror movies are a popular summer pastime in South Korea, with people believing a good fright will help them keep cool.
Na, 25, is one of the thrill-seeking young Koreans spending the night in a village in Yongin — 40 km south of Seoul — where people dressed up as ghosts roam at will. (wtf)
“I came here just to beat the heat, but it was spookier than I thought,” said Na, clutching her boyfriend’s arm.
Summer is the season of horror in South Korea, when traditional spooks called “gwishin” — the souls of the dead trapped on earth — are believed to roam the countryside. The Yongin village — otherwise used to shoot historical dramas — puts on the ghosts for the summer, the only such event in the country.
But people interested in spirits also gather to visit houses that are said to be haunted. Most Korean ghost figures are female or so-called “virgin ghosts” with long hair who wear white sobok, traditional mourning clothes. They existed for years as a warning to society, since to die a virgin — which in those days meant single — was a disgrace in patriarchal Korean society. Children thrill each other with tales of a bathroom gwishin, who lives in squat toilets and asks people if they would prefer blue toilet paper or red toilet paper.
Urban legend has it that one recording studio is haunted by the silhouette of a ghostly singer or echoes of songs — though seeing a ghost while recording is believed to guarantee a hit. Some Korean parents use ghost stories as a way of imparting moral lessons. Yet the return of the dead also contains a deeper meaning in Korea, where rapid industrialization and urbanization has lifted the country out of poverty to rich nation status in a generation.
“Gwishins appear when we have to move forward but they are being a drag on us,” said Baek Moonim, professor of Korean Language and Literature at Yonsei University in Seoul. “As Korea has many such unforgettable scars, I think that’s why they keep showing up.”
He is referring to the Korean Peninsula’s long history of colonization and its present division. Korea’s ghostly traditions were revived by the popularity of horror films from the 1960s to the 1980s, but their stories date back centuries, said Baek, who has written a book on Korean female ghosts in the nation’s horror movies.
Horror movies returned to popularity in the late 1990s at a time when “profligate” women were blamed for the 1997 Asian financial crisis, Baek said.
“(The presence of gwishin) gets stronger when there is a need to deal with women socially or culturally,” she added.
Just as the image of Korean women is changing to one that’s more proactive and positive, so are the images of ghosts in popular culture.
Broadcaster MBC’s romantic comedy drama (romcom drama? with ghosts?) "Arang and the Magistrate" is based on an old Korean ghost story and features a bubbly female ghost named Arang who suffers amnesia after her death, and tries to find her killer with a magistrate who can see ghosts.
I love how horror films are transparent reflections of societal fears and taboos - you learn so much about a culture based on projections of their national fears in movies alone. ALSO CREEPY POST.