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Madonna took to Facebook today to promote her new fragrance, Truth or Dare Naked, posting a topless promotional photo.
From her Facebook photo: Madonna gets Naked! The provocative black and white ad for the new fragrance, Truth or Dare Naked, captures Madonna in her truest form: confident and bold, exposed to the world.
I expect this post to have a lot of ageist, sexist and "lol photoshop" comments. Don't let me down ONTD!
Also The Sun did a rude article here that doesn't really deserve its own post. They even put a photoshop filter on top of this already heavily photoshopped ad.
Won't embed, click picture to watch @ source
Florence and the Machine: Lover to Lover
The English Songstress Performs a Tale of American Heartbreak in Vincent Haycock's New Video
A relationship falls apart in the desert towns and fog-soaked coast of California as the baroque pop chanteuse and Karl Lagerfeld and Gucci muse Florence Welch takes on a cinematic role in this second collaboration with LA-based director Vincent Haycock. After helming the narrative music video for Welch’s Calvin Harris-produced disco hit “Sweet Nothing”, Haycock wanted to further explore singer’s interest in acting in his film for “Lover to Lover”, the latest single from her hit sophomore album Ceremonials. “She wasn’t just Florence, she was playing a character,” he says. “It was exciting to take someone who’s built such an iconic visual style, with the floaty dresses and distinct look of her videos, and do something really different.” Performing opposite Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn, who stars alongside Brad Pitt in the forthcoming flick, Killing Them Softly, Welch's on-screen interpretation echoes the track’s heart-aching refrain, “There’s no salvation for me now.” Beginning in a drab Los Angeles house and building to a cathartic gospel frenzy, the romance ends as the lovesick heroine disappears amid mist into the Pacific Ocean. “The waves were enormous, it was freezing cold and four in the morning—I was weeping all the way in I was so scared,” recounts the MTV Award-winning singer, laughing. “It was the most intense experience because we shot the whole day before; I went back to the hotel, slept for three hours, woke up and dove into the sea.”
How did the concept for this character come about?
I was going through a phase where I was thinking about what I wanted from life, asking, do I want a husband and a child? Why do I think I need that?
What was it like to film such intense scenes with a proper actor like Ben Mendelsohn?
It was an emotional day and it brought up a lot of things. I’d come to the end of this massive tour and just needed to go home. I was tired and disoriented because Southern California doesn't have seasons--everything's getting cold back home and the leaves are falling but in LA everything’s in this stasis. I think I was screaming, “This isn’t real, I don’t know what’s going on!" and Ben was screaming back, “You’re here, you’re here!”
Did you have a script?
It was completely improvised. I had to think about things that I was actually angry and upset about. It is cathartic, but you have to literally let yourself go. Ben is so sweet and accommodating--afterwards he gave me this massive hug and made me feel so comfortable.
Do you plan to take some time off now?
I’m not going to tour for a year after this one. I’ve been doing it since I was 21 and I think it’s time really to settle into moving out of my mum's! But I’m not going to stop writing. Playing live is my biggest passion, but I’ve got a lot of ideas, and I need the space to work on them.
Kendra Wilkinson tells TMZ ... she was DISGUSTED when she saw Kelsey Grammer bring his infant child to the Playboy mansion last month ... and stormed out of the party in protest.
Kendra -- and her hot model friend Jessica Hall -- were out at Lure nightclub in Hollywood last night and told us they personally witnessed Kelsey raging at Hef's pad with his 3-month old daughter Faith.
In fact, Kendra says she was so pissed about the situation, she confronted Kelsey during the event.
"Oh, he KNOWS how I feel, trust me," Kendra said ... "I gave him that eye and I left because of that."
TMZ broke the story, Kelsey and the baby were at the party well past midnight (check out the photo below).
Kelsey claims he only took the kid out because he and his wife couldn't find a babysitter ... and explained, "The baby slept as her ears were covered the entire time and we left shortly after midnight."
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Jude Law can't understand why he has been branded a "womanizer"
Jude Law insists he is a "faithful soul".
The Anna Karenina actor - who embarked on a romance with Sienna Miller shortly after splitting from wife Sadie Frost, and whose engagement to the Factory Girl star was called off amid allegations he had cheated on her with his children's nanny - believes he is misunderstood by many people and can't understand why he has been branded a "womanizer".
He said: "I've been in committed long-term relationships most of my life and I'm a faithful soul. That's why terms like 'womanizer' and 'sex symbol' don't really apply to me. It just goes to show that people don't understand me at all." Jude - who has children Rafferty, 16, Iris, 12, and 10-year-old Rudy with Sadie, as well as Sophia, three, from a brief relationship with Samantha Burke - says he is a very "sociable" person with a generous attitude.
He said: "I'm someone who loves to give. I'm very sociable. Respect for others is very important to me. My father often told me: 'Be aware that there's people around you who are better than you and people who are worse than you.' I think that's a good rule to live by."
The actor can next be seen in Anna Karenina, in which he plays the titular character's husband, who is cheated on, and says he took on the role to avoid typecasting. He told Germany's Cosmopolitan magazine: "I consciously decided to take that part, because it would be ridiculous to play the juvenile lover at 39."
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I'm not sure how late I am with this, but Rihanna's doing a live concert in London. It's streaming live...right now!
Electronic rock legends Depeche Mode have hit out at The X Factor and it’s media mogul head Simon Cowell, launching a scathing attack on the programme and how it’s made today’s music business ‘pretty horrible’.
The band, who tour the world throughout the summer months of 2013, have made their thoughts on the talent contest show clear - claiming that they think Simon Cowell should be ‘shot’, an opinion many belonging to the rock scene share.
Speaking to Music Week, bandmember Martin Gore said: “I’m not advocating violence, but I think somebody should shoot Simon Cowell! His influence in the music industry over the last God knows how many years it’s been now... it’s just like, so many people think that that's what music is. What happened to bands getting together? They are very few and far between now and the ones that do probably can’t afford to get into a studio and make a record.”
His bandmate Dave Gahan added: “It’s a pretty horrible business today really, I’ve got to say. You have to be tough and you've got to be thick skinned because there are going to be things written about you that you’re not going to like. You’re going to get scrutinized, your work will not always be liked and if they do like something really a lot they’re probably not going to like the next thing and compare it to the last thing. It takes a time for a band to grow if they’re any good. We were lucky that we were taken under the wing of Daniel Miller who never once in the studio said, ‘Where’s the hit song?’”
The band also talked about the fact that they seem to be bigger outside of the UK than inside, despite being an English band.
“[Not being fully appreciated in the UK is] probably the bain in our side if we’re really honest,” Gahan confessed.“I mean we should get fucking OBEs because we’re still going and we really are a very English band. Forget all the Britpop which was just a rip-off of everything that came before – The Stones, The Beatles and stuff. We actually took music somewhere else and I think arguably in the beginning it was just not understood.”
Gore added: “We did really well in the early Eighties in the UK, but I think because we became so successful so quickly it was hard to maintain that momentum, and the English in general have the kind of mentality where they want to move on to the next thing much quicker than anybody else. There's a lot more longevity for bands in other countries because people don’t have that mentality.”
What do you think of the band’s comments - do you agree? Let us know in the comments section below.
Depeche Mode tour world stadiums, arenas, and festivals in the summer months of 2013 - check below to find tickets to their UK gigs through Stereoboard.
Depeche Mode UK & Ireland Tour Dates are as follows:
Tue May 28th 2013 - O2 Arena, London
Wed May 29th 2013 - O2 Arena, London
The kings have spoken. Bow.
Oh, hey guys. Don’t mind us. We’re just jumping on your love train because these photos are so adorable.
Last night (November 18th), they grabbed a glass of wine and had dinner at Vasco & Piero’s Pavilion Italian restaurant.
The first teaser trailer for Blue Sky’s CG-animated Epic was wonderful at showing off its fantastical forest setting, but not so much at introducing us to the characters. We heard more of Snow Patrol’s “The Lightning Strike” than we did dialogue from the cast, despite a star-studded lineup including Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Christoph Waltz, Colin Farrell, Beyonce Knowles, Jason Sudeikis, Aziz Ansari, and Chris O’Dowd.
But now a fresh batch of images have cropped up to show us who’s who in the picture, and what they’re all doing there. Hit the jump to see images of Hutcherson and Farrell’s miniature Leafmen warriors, Knowles’ Mother Nature incarnate, Waltz’s villainous force of decay, Ansari’s rather Tom Haverford-esque slug, and more.
The new pictures come from USA Today:
The image quality isn’t the greatest, which is too bad because Epic itself looks quite pretty. Here’s who we’re looking at:
Seyfried anchors the cast as MK, an ordinary teen girl who somehow gets miniaturized and winds up in an epic forest battle between good and evil.
Sudeikis plays MK’s father Professor Bomba, a kooky scientist.
Knowles plays Queen Tara, a Mother Nature-like force sworn to protect the forest.
Hutcherson plays Nod, a reluctant young Leafman warrior.
Farrell plays Ronin, a more seasoned and stoic Leafman warrior.
Waltz plays the villainous Mandrake, leader of the destructive Boggans.
Ansari plays Mub, a slug who fancies himself a ladies’ man.
It’s too soon to guess how the final product will turn out, but at least they’re off to a strong start with that cast. Directed by Chris Wedge (Ice Age, Robots), Epic opens May 24, 2013.
Ummm, Queen Tara's dress looks a little too much like Princess Tiara's imo.
Cameron Diaz makes the case for why some women “want to be objectified” in an eyebrow-raising, yet candid interview with the Sunday Times.
“I think every woman does want to be objectified. There’s a little part of you at all times that hopes to be somewhat objectified, and I think it’s healthy,” the actress tells the paper.
Diaz notes that she personally finds scantily-clad photo shoots to be “empowering.”
She says, “I’m not some young girl with the photographer going, ‘Will you take your clothes off?’ I’m like [mimes stripping], ‘How does this look?’”
“They’re like, ‘Today we’re not going to put anything other than bras and heels on you,’” Diaz continues, “and I’m like, ‘These heels are not high enough.’”
“I’m a woman, I know how to handle myself,” the What to Expect When You’re Expecting star adds.
Diaz explains, “I know what I feel comfortable doing and I know my sexuality."
Friends rallied around Demi Moore as she stepped out in LA on Sunday, exactly one year after she announced her split from her toy boy husband Ashton Kutcher. But the Two and a Half Men star's marriage split seemed but a distant memory for the actor as he enjoyed romantic dinner dates in Rome with new love Mila Kunis on Sunday and Monday night.
The pair are in the Italian capital while Mila, 29, shoots scenes for her upcoming movie The Third Person. The film, also starring Liam Neeson and James Franco, is about three couples with three interlocking love stories, set in Rome, Paris and New York.
And it seems this couple can't bear to be apart. Ashton is keeping the Black Swan star company while she works and while on a break, the pair headed to swanky eatery Antica Pesa on Sunday as well as the Ristorante Boccondivino on Monday.
I legitimately feel bad for her, it can't be easy to watch your ex move on so publicly. I will spare you a majority of the Daily Fail article but you can read it and look at more pics at the sources: 123
Across the Atlantic his ex-wife Demi Moore spent some time with friends at a park in West Hollywood in Los Angeles. Despite the somewhat grim anniversary the Indecent Proposal actress looked happy and in good spirits. She wore a denim jacket and corduroy trousers and appeared in far better shape than in recent months.
And it seems despite the divorce and the fact that Ashton, 32 (pretty sure he's 34), cheated on her with a waitress (idt anyone knows this for sure), the couple have managed to put aside their differences and are working together on a charitable cause. The released a statement for THORN: Digital Defenders of Children, which read: 'For the past three years we have focused our work broadly on combating child sex trafficking. 'It has become crystal clear in our efforts that technology plays an increasingly large role in this crime and in the sexual exploitation of children overall. 'We believe that the technology-driven aspect of these crimes demands its own attention and investment.'
I think it's great that they're continuing to work together for such a great cause Edit: Apparently there's no actual proof they were legally married, it may have just been a Kabbalah ceremony so there would be no reason to file for divorce
Will.i.am's collaboration with Britney Spears was premiered today.
NewNowNext: What have we done as a culture to deserve “Scream and Shout,” Britney Spears’ new collaboration with will.i.am? After leaking over the weekend, the song has officially premiered, and it sounds like punishment inflicted by a vengeful god.
Why should we listen to songs that sound like they were entirely sung by computers? Doesn’t that just make us spiritually impoverished consumers, passively absorbing whatever is shoved in our ears and mindlessly accepting the death of the human in our art?
MTV: If anyone thought that Britney Spears and will.i.am wouldn't cook up a club banger for their latest collaboration, "Scream and Shout," you were very much wrong.
Spin Magazine: Any song with that iconic pop purr on it inevitably becomes a Britney song. Will.i.am, who when not serenading Martians somehow coaxed Spears into doing her first non-remix guest spot this side of K-Fed, wisely remembers this fact.
What have we done as a culture to deserve “Scream and Shout,” Britney Spears’ new collaboration with will.i.am? After leaking over the weekend, the song has officially premiered, and it sounds like punishment inflicted by a vengeful god.
Listen to the song here… if you dare.
For one thing, this song makes Spears even more anonymous than she usually is. She hasn’t had anything approaching a musical personality since “Toxic,” since producers just bury her voice beneath electronic trickery or distort it until she might as well be a robot. I’ve talked about how this is understandable, since Spears doesn’t have much of a creative spark, but that doesn’t make it right. Why should we listen to music by a singer who has nothing left to offer? Why should we listen to songs that sound like they were entirely sung by computers? Doesn’t that just make us spiritually impoverished consumers, passively absorbing whatever is shoved in our ears and mindlessly accepting the death of the human in our art?
If “Scream and Shout” is a hit, then the answer to last question will be a horrifying “yes.”
At the beginning of the track, will.i.am has Britney speak-singing in a low British accent, which is maybe supposed to be funny, but is instead just odd and distracting. Or maybe it’s another woman speaking? Who can tell? It’s not like the computer-filtered result really sounds like a person. Hell, it might’ve been ME saying all that stuff. I’ve heard I talk in my sleep. Maybe will.i.am snuck a microphone into my bed.
Whoever she is, the female vocalist pretty much disappears after that, leaving will.i.am more room to say stupid things into his vocoder. Ultimately, there’s only one phrase in the entire song where we can even recognize that Britney Spears is performing, and even then, she’s just delivering a background line in the chorus.
And of all of this might be okay—if depressingly inhuman—if the beat were hot. But it is not hot! “Scream and Shout” has three structural elements, all of which are lugubrious, and it just repeats them ad nauseum. The song never grows or fluctuates. It never even operates above the low-watt energy of a stoner trying to brush his teeth in the morning.
The only context in which this foul emission make sense is at a party where everyone is already fucked up. If you’re so high that you will move to anything, then this could be the jam for you. But if you’re aware enough to pay attention, the you will probably either feel angry or sad within 20 seconds. I pray to Cher that the world rejects this thing and that it disappears forever.
If anyone thought that Britney Spears and will.i.am wouldn't cook up a club banger for their latest collaboration, "Scream and Shout," you were very much wrong.
The track, off will's solo album #willpower, is an amped up dance-floor anthem, full of tempo changes, sassy one-liners and dubstep aplenty.
It opens with a chugging beat and Spears proclaiming in an accent, "When you hear this in the club, you're gonna turn this sh-- up/ When we up in the club all eyes on us/ See the boys in the club, they watchin' us/ Everybody in the club, all eyes on us."
While the song focuses on will's lyrics about having a good time in the club, true Britney-philes will go bananas over the chorus as it features a reference to Brit's "Gimme More." Brit's sweet singing voice harmonizes on the hook as they sing, "I wanna scream and shout and let it all out/ And scream and shout and let it out/ We sayin', 'Ohh, wee ohh, wee oh wee oh'/ We sayin', 'Ohh, wee ohh, wee oh wee oh'/ I wanna scream and shout and let it all out/ And scream and shout and let it out/ We sayin', 'Ohh, wee ohh, wee oh wee oh'."
The money line? "You are now-now rockin' with will.i.am and 'Britney bitch,'" the latter of which sounds like it is sampled right from the 2007 track.
Britney Spears almost never appears on the "featuring" side of a song's credits, and with good reason: Any song with that iconic pop purr on it inevitably becomes a Britney song. Will.i.am, who when not serenading Martians somehow coaxed Spears into doing her first non-remix guest spot this side of K-Fed, wisely remembers this fact on their EDM-pop collaboration "Scream & Shout," which Ryan Seacrest premiered today. The man whose Black Eyed Peas once declared themselves "so 3008" reaches all the way back to 2007 to reprise Spears' deathless "Britney, bitch" from Blackout's slinky, Danja-produced "Gimme More," then dials up Azealia Banks'"212" beatmaker Lazy Jay for fidgety, futuristic Euro-club beats more suited to the current pop environment.
The rest of the track follows giddy suit. "When you hear this in the club, you're gonna turn this shit up," Spears stutters in a pitched-down Nicki Minaj-style British accent; Will.i.am's simple party-rock proclamations mostly stay out of the way. Plus for some reason (just because!) there's a children's choir-like backing vocal that echoes both Pink's The Truth About Love-opening "Are We All We Are" and, somewhere in the same lineage, the soldier-monkey chant from The Wizard of Oz. Well, we aren't on Mars anymore — and the results are a deliriously absurd successor to Femme Fatale's "Big Fat Bass," a.k.a. the original Britney.i.am wackathon.
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The Writer Roundtable:
Hollywood Reporter Roundtables Typically Draw Diverse groups of talented people. But the six men who gathered Oct. 2 at the W Hotel in Hollywood might be among the most eclectic bunch we've ever assembled:
-Journalist and Oscar-winning screenwriter Mark Boal, 39, chronicles the manhunt for Osama bin Laden in his still-unfinished Zero Dark Thirty
-Comedy kingpin Judd Apatow, 44, takes funny aim at his own family life in This Is 40
-German auteur Michael Haneke, 70, brought along a translator to help him discuss his Palme d'Or-winning Amour
-Sitcom star-turned-scribe John Krasinski, 33, who wrote the anti-fracking drama Promised Land with Matt Damon
-Veteran British writer David Magee, 50, shared stories about his fantasy spectacle Life of Pi
-Chris Terrio, 35, whose Argo marks his first feature screenwriting credit.
So, their most 'eclectic bunch' include exactly zero women? But interesting group of guys...the moderator kind of sucks the life out of it though.
On the big screen, Jennifer Lawrence is as tough as they come. But meet her for dinner, and you’ll quickly learn the truth—she’s a lightweight. After a single glass of wine, she’s starting to feel tipsy. “I’m going to need to eat,” Lawrence says. “Or take my clothes off.” She orders a hamburger with bacon and truffle fries. No, wait, she tells our waitress, hold the bacon. And, actually, hold the burger. She eyes the strip steak, before deciding on the chicken. “Hang on. Sorry, I’m so annoying.” Pause. “The mashed potatoes! Yeah, instead of the fries.” She tops that off with bacon, because she loves bacon (and Domino’s pizza, bubble gum, Sour Patch Kids, and pretzels dipped in avocado). Should we share some fries? “No,” she insists. “Order what you want.” When I do, she interjects: “You’re making a huge mistake!” The truffle fries it is.
If this sounds like a scene from When Harry Met Sally, it’s because Jennifer Lawrence, 22, is an eccentric spirit. You’d never know that from her roster of serious roles—Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Mystique in X-Men: First Class, and her Oscar-nominated debut in Winter’s Bone. Despite gravitating toward dramas, Lawrence, who grew up in Louisville, Ky., worshiped Lucille Ball and wanted to make people laugh. When she met with director Drake Doremus in 2010 before shooting Like Crazy, the two bonded over one-liners from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. “She’s so funny and goofy and vulnerable,” he says. “She’s so carefree and fun when she’s comfortable.” Now audiences are about to see that side in Silver Linings Playbook.
This isn’t a screwball comedy as much as a dark one. Lawrence plays Tiffany, a widow who falls for her neighbor Pat (Bradley Cooper), a bipolar guy pining after his adulterous ex-wife. To help him move on, Tiffany enlists Pat in a local dance competition. Originally, Anne Hathaway was supposed to play Tiffany, but after she bailed, director David O. Russell narrowed his sights on other actresses, and Lawrence auditioned for him over Skype. He knew she had a chameleon’s way of blending into a room. During the 2010 awards season, “she was going around with Winter’s Bone and we were going around with The Fighter,” Russell says. “I never recognized her. She would be standing next to me—who is this tall blonde that looks like a model from the Valley? Someone would say Jennifer Lawrence. That’s Jennifer Lawrence? I just met her! How is that Jennifer Lawrence?!”
To get into Tiffany’s skin, Lawrence knew she’d need to perform another disappearing act. She dyed her hair darker and spoke in a deeper octave to make herself sound older. “I was too young for the part,” she says. “I was way wrong. There was this fear at first. Am I going to ruin this for everybody?” The hardest part, though, was the film’s dance finale. Cooper was a natural, but Lawrence admits a lack of coordination. “I can barely walk across the room,” she says. To improve her skills, she studied old Gene Kelly videos. “That made me want to kill myself.” The hard work paid off. Lawrence is so good in the role, critics are touting her as a frontrunner for Best Actress at February’s Academy Awards.
With Silver Linings Playbook, Lawrence is entering a category occupied by the likes of Angelina Jolie and Meryl Streep. She’s a leading lady who can rack up box-office dollars and critical praise. Now in Atlanta filming the Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire (with two more installments to follow), Lawrence describes Katniss as “this Joan of Arc who doesn’t see herself that way. She kind of grows into it. And she’s strong, like a male hero with a vagina.” As much as she adores the character based on Suzanne Collins’s bestselling novels, she almost didn’t accept the part. “If I’m honest with myself,” she says, “the thing that was driving me to do the audition was being competitive. Everybody was auditioning.” After she was cast as Katniss, she thought about the offer for three days—and decided to turn it down. Fortunately, she called her mother before she called her agent. “She told me I was being a hypocrite,” Lawrence says. “I wasn’t sure I wanted to be part of something that big. I was going to be the indie actor. I was going to drive my kids in a minivan and have a normal life.”
The indie-movie track may be on hold, but Lawrence is still attempting to live a quiet life. A big challenge, she says, is the paparazzi. Her younger self, the one who daydreamed about fame, thought photographers chasing her would be fun, not scary. “I’m a single girl driving around”—in her old Volkswagen—“being followed by a bunch of strange men I don’t know. You just want to run and get away.”
Carly Rae Jepsen Gets Death Threats After American Music Awards Win
By Alicia Diaz Dennis
Carly Rae Jepsen took home the American Music Award for New Artist of the Year on Sunday evening, making her the target of many an angry tween. But hey, now she has something in common with Taylor Swift. Also in music news, Psy and MC Hammer had the evening's most celebrated performance, Rihanna's tour plane is starting to smell, someone tried to get Alabama Shakes to do reality television, Slipknot wants to collaborate with Justin Bieber, and more.
"More Like Carly Rae Kill Yourself!"
One Direction didn't bother to attend the American Music Awards on Sunday, as they're a touch too busy promoting their new album Take Me Home in the UK. They also didn't have any reason to show up, as the quintet lost the New Artist of the Year award to "Call Me Maybe" singer Carly Rae Jepsen.
Almost immediately after Carly's win, angry One Directioners took to Twitter to spew some vitriol."carly rae jepsen more like carly rae kill yourself," one fan sniped. Another yell-tweeted, "CARLY RAE JEPSEN I'LL KILL YOU MAYBE." One fan directed her hate at everyone who dared vote for Carly: "IM SCREAMING SO LOUD WHO VOTED FOR CARLY RAE JEPSEN I WILL KILL YR FIRSTBORN."
Of course, this kind of behavior is really nothing new for teenyboppers. Teen pop death threats, a tale as old as time. Just ask Taylor Swift, who's been getting her fair share of online hate over those rumors that she and Harry Styles are an item
Not only is it weird that they're actually seen out together, but there are also no children! There's a first for everything. And can we talk about the name Rocky? Seriously.
This Week's Cover: Why 'Sons of Anarchy' is the most badass show on TV
Just because he’s the mastermind behind FX’s most-successful series ever, doesn’t mean that Kurt Sutter is the picture of serenity these days — especially in the editing room. If there’s one thing that makes the executive producer’s job more difficult than ever, it’s finding a way to wedge in all the great performances into one 44-minute episode of SOA.
Most times, he can’t — which is why the network has been “really generous on time” by giving Sutter four 90 minute-episodes to wrap the drama’s fifth season, ending Dec. 4. But he still had to make tough choices. “I just can’t get it all in,” laments Sutter to EW. “It’s interesting because my scripts keep getting tighter in terms of page count and yet I keep getting directors cuts that are longer and longer. A scene that would normally play out in two minutes now takes like 3½ minutes because they’re much more emotionalized. It’s really about letting those scenes breathe so they can have the life they’re supposed to have, because there is so much more at stake.”
In this week’s issue, Entertainment Weekly goes behind the scenes of the series that’s in the home stretch of its fifth suspense-filled season to find out the real inspiration behind the drama (hint: it involves the classics!), who helps Sutter with all those little motorcycle club details, and why cast members like Charlie Hunnam (Jax), Kim Coates (Tig), Tommy Flanagan (Chibs), Mark Boone Jr. (Bobby) and Theo Rossi (Juice) bond so well on and off screen.
And for more on SOA, keep checking back to Inside TV where we’ll feature exclusive interviews with Ryan Hurst (Opie), who talked about his character’s tragic death this season, and Hunnam, who explains why he stopped talking to Ron Perlman (Clay) this season!
go back to the season 4 look, charlie, bc ew @ this cover tbh. but the inside story seems interesting. can't wait to buy it. on newsstands nov. 21! :)))
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has appeared in four films this past year alone — The Dark Knight Rises, Premium Rush, Looper, and Lincoln — but the actor’s real passion lies with hitRECord, his online collaborative production company that inspires users across the world to come together and create singular works of art. Last year, he released a compilation of those online collaborations in the form of The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1. The first volume was so popular that Gordon-Levitt reunited with collaborator wirrow to produce The Tiny Book of Stories: Volume 2, a brand new collection of moving (and funny!) stories from the hitRECord family and It Books. Gordon-Levitt took the time to talk to EW about this new volume, building a happy online community, and running around in a cape in the privacy of his home.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How does it feel to release Volume 2?
JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT: It just shows how far we’ve come. The difference between Volume 1 and Volume 2 is pretty great. There are a ton more stories in Volume 2, not because we wanted to make it bigger per se, but because people contributed just a lot more good writing and illustrations, and we figured we’d put it in. That just makes me feel good.
Did the level of participation go up between volumes?
That’s exactly what happened. We’re about done with our third year of hitRECord and it’s just been a progression. More and more great artists are contributing stuff. Every time I’m in a movie that comes out, hitRECord receives a real boost.
It must have been a great year for hitRECord, then.
Yeah, exactly! When Inception came out in 2010, which is the first year we really were doing hitRECord professionally, it was just a remarkable step forward in the level of contributions. And the same thing happened last year when 50/50 came out. So this year, all these movies came out and there’s been a lot of attention around me. I really enjoy getting to channel that attention into art-making.
Was it at all difficult to narrow down the contributions?
I would say it only makes it easier when you’re getting more good stuff and also, not only do we have more writers and more illustrators contributing, we also have more curators, which is a huge part of it. There are thousands of contributions coming in, and so it’s not just me and wirrow who are going through this stuff, it’s the whole community. They’re going through the different contributions and reading them and recommending them and writing comments about them. That sort of curation is a huge part of how we’re able to get to the stuff that we want to put in the book.
What’s the relationship like within the hitRECord community? I’m surprised there seems to be such a sense of good will between members. You don’t see that often on the internet.
Thank you. A long time ago before hitRECord was this professional production company, it was just this little hobby website that I was putting my videos on. When I very first started to have my brother help me put up a message board so that other people could post onto the site, I was really torn about it because of exactly what you’re talking about. Let’s face it, in a lot of internet culture people are s—ty to each other, and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to subject myself to that or have my website be a place for that. But I gave it a try and I was pleasantly surprised. Everybody was really cool to each other.
I can’t believe that!
Maybe it’s because… I find that on movie sets when you have a director who’s cool to the people that are working on the movie, everyone tends to be cool to each other and enjoy the work and there’s a great vibe on set. Recently, I’ve had the fortune to be on great sets and work for great filmmakers, but I have been on sets — I remember when I was a kid — where directors mistreat people and there’s a bad vibe on set. I do think there’s a little bit of that. I like to be really positive. I never really say anything negative on the site because I just don’t think it’s productive. I’ll give constructive criticism sometimes, but mostly I’m just positive because that’s what I think brings out the best work in people. It’s a bright part of my day when I get to come on there and encourage somebody who’s done some good work. It makes people feel great and that makes me feel great and that only makes the art better.
How does it feel to be promoting hitRECord on a nationwide tour?
To be honest, the tour doesn’t feel like promotion. It feels like we’re making art. At our shows, we’re not just exhibiting things that are done, we’re making new things. A lot of people bring their cameras and people come up from the audience and perform — they sing or dance or read stories. It’s my goal oftentimes to try to shine light on the artists who are coming to these shows more than putting on a show myself and just having everyone sit in their seats and watch me.
But that’s what happens! [Laughs] That’s the norm. The audience is just supposed to sit and not do anything.
Do you have a favorite entry from Volume 2?
Man, there are so many. There’s one that I really like that I’ve been actually thinking about how we could try to perform it on stage. It’s really quick. It just says, “Tell no one about this cape” [see page 80 of The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 2] and it’s got a picture of someone with a towel around their back acting like a superhero. I just love that because we all, I at least, I love to dress up in private and freak the f— out. And no one needs to know the weird character that I become in the privacy of my own home. [Laughs]
For fun, check out some of Duke University’s renditions of “Tell no one about this cape” from the Nov. 15 stop on the hitRECord tour below:
I know ONTD likes to shit on JGL for this whole HitRecord thing but, while I do think he gets kinda pretentious sometimes when he talks about "making art," I find it admirable how passionate he is about the company.
Plus, the shows seem fun as hell. Case in point: