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They sure do bring the drama in the ATL! This week on "Catfish," a young single mother named Jasmine discovered that her online crush--a fellow single parent with whom she'd been in touch for two years--wasn't real, and, to add insult to injury, the mastermind behind "Mike"'s fake Facebook account was her ex-fling's girlfriend, Mhissy. When Jasmine and Mhissy came face-to-face, Mhissy admitted she'd plotted the charade to get the satisfaction of seeing Jasmine crumble. The confrontation was painful to watch, but if you ask Mhissy, Jasmine had the embarrassment coming.
After exchanging heated words, Jasmine and Mhissy separately told Nev and Max the back story of their relationship with each other. Apparently, they had met at the mall and quickly discovered they'd been seeing the same guy. According to Mhissy, though, when things heated up between her and the man in question, Josh, Jasmine wouldn't back off. When Mhissy had finally had enough of Jasmine's interference, she enlisted the likes of a fake Facebook account to distract Jasmine from Josh. Mhissy maintained she was well within her right to toy with Jasmine, and even after seeing the woman digress into a puddle of tears, declared she had no regrets.
Planning on lining up to see The Hobbit when it comes out later this month? Get popcorn—the bag could come in handy. Audiences who've been granted an early look at Peter Jackson's film have left feeling nauseous, headachy, and dizzy. The culprit, posits The Guardian, is Jackson's decision to test out new 48-frames-per-second technology. The brain of a typical moviegoer is accustomed to half that speed, but the 24 fps that our eyes know and love is being dumped by directors like Jackson and James Cameron in favour of the 48 fps technology because it gives their films a sharper clarity and the ability to improve the look of 3D. While both Cameron and Jackson are big proponents of these technological advances, audiences may not share their enthusiasm. At least not yet... but maybe after they've had a Gravol.
The Guardian spoke to several moviegoers who've seen the film and had some tips for future audiences:"You have to hold your stomach down and let your eyes pop at first to adjust," advised one. "This is not for wimps," he warned. "My eyes cannot take everything in, it's dizzying. Now I have a migraine," said another fan. "I left loving the movie but feeling sick," said a third. Clearly, this is not a film for those of us with wimpy eyes, stomachs, and brains—but a little tummy trouble isn't going to keep LOTR devotees out of the theatres.
Some critics, however, have not been as forgiving as fans. Here's Movieline's reviewer describing his 48 fps Hobbit experience: "It didn't take a few minutes of adjusting to get used to it; even two hours and 40 minutes later my brain was rejecting the look of it. It felt like watching daytime soaps in HD, terrible BBC broadcasts, or Faerie Tale Theater circa 1985, only in amazingly sharp clarity and with hobbits. The 48 fps had me imagining how gorgeous everything might look in 24 fps," he added. Um, burn?
Yet Jackson won't be deterred: "Ultimately, it [48fps] is different in a positive way, especially for 3D, especially for epic films and films that are trying to immerse the viewer in the experience of a story,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. But critics say that 48 fps does just the opposite. They complain that the technology makes The Hobbit look "too real" and that the veneer of fantasy that a film set in Middle Earth should have is missing because of the film's 48 fps hyper-reality.
And then there's the barfing. I don't think anyone who had planned on seeing the film will be put off by a little barfing—they just might not bring a date.
THE BRADFORD BAD BOI DOESN'T TAKE KINDLY TO PEEPS EYEING UP HIS LAYDEE, YA HEAR?
The twitter feud between The Wanted's Max George and One Direction's Zayn Malik took a new turn today - after an insider claimed that Perrie Edwards was the cause of the pair's social media war last month.
UMMM and AHHHH.
Yep, the source claims that Max has a bit of a thing for Little Mixer Perrie - a fact the Bradford Bad Boi didn't take too kindly.
"There's no love lost between The Wanted and 1D," the insider told heat magazine. "But the biggest problem seems to be with Zayn and Max.
"Zayn doesn't really like him. he thinks he can be a bit arrogant."
Apaz, the dislike stems from Maxy boy making eyes at Pezza - witht the source claiming: "Max met Perrie on The Xtra Factor last December and was pretty flirty."
Max's ex-girlfriend Michelle Keegan is said to have added fuel to the boyband-rift fire too - with reports suggesting she "joked that Max said Perrie was hot" when she met Little Mix at an event recently.
Hmmm, and here we were thinking the twitter spat was all about badger quiffs and, er, chlamydia.
What do you make of all this?
The Walking Dead Is First Cable Series to Beat Every Show of Fall Broadcast Season In Adult 18-49 Rating
AMC's The Walking Dead is the first cable series in television history to reign as the biggest show of the Fall season among Adult 18-49 rating, beating all broadcast and cable entertainment series including The Voice, Modern Family, X Factor, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory and Grey's Anatomy. Last night, the 9PM premiere of The Walking Dead's Midseason Finale delivered 10.5 million viewers. The series encored at 10PM and then again at midnight, delivering an additional 3.6 million and 1.1 million viewers respectively, totaling 15.2 million viewers for the night. With Live plus 7, The Walking Dead adds another 3.4 million viewers a week on average. The Walking Dead Season 3 to date reigns as the number one ad supported drama series in basic cable history among total viewers, adults 18-49, adults 25-54, adults 18-34, men 18-49, men 25-54 and men 18-34. AMC resumes the final eight episodes of The Walking Dead Season 3 on Sun., Feb. 10 at 9/8c.
In addition, the Season 3 Midseason Finale of Talking Dead at 11PM attracted 2.2 million viewers. The live after show, hosted by Chris Hardwick, expands to a one-hour program on Sun., Feb. 10 at 10/9c immediately following The Walking Dead. Embassy Row's Michael Davies and Jen Patton serve as executive producers and Brandon Monk is co-executive producer.
Source: Nielsen. Live+SD. M-Sa 8P-11P/Su 7P-11P. The Walking Dead Finale 12/2/12; Season 3A 10/14-12/2/12. 12/13 Fall Season to Date (11/29/12) vs. Previous Fall Seasons To Date Broadcast & Cable. 9/13/93-12/2/12, Broadcast and Ad Supported Cable, Trackage Level Data. US RTG A18-49. Excluding Sports. Qual Avail Upon Request.
"Representing both the studio and the network as AMC does on this project, I speak for so many when I say 'thank you' and congratulations to everyone involved," said Charlie Collier, AMC's president. "The records that The Walking Dead shattered today represent an enormous achievement of which we are so proud."
Key Nielsen Highlights for the Midseason Finale of The Walking Dead:
• 9pm: 6.5 HH rating, +44% vs. Season 2 Midseason Finale
• 9pm: 10.5 million viewers, +58% vs. Season 2 Midseason Finale
• 9pm: 6.9 million Adults 18-49, +54% vs. Season 2 Midseason Finale
• 9pm: 6.0 million Adults 25-54, +52 vs. Season 2 Midseason Finale
• 9pm, 10pm and midnight encores: Grossed to 15.2 million viewers
Key Nielsen Highlights for the Midseason Finale of Talking Dead:
• 11pm: 1.5 HH rating with 2.2 million viewers, +67%/+110% vs. Season 1 Midseason Finale
• 11pm: 1.5 million Adults 18-49, +111% vs. Season 1 Midseason Finale
• 11pm: 1.5 million Adults 25-54, +117% vs. Season 1 Midseason Finale
Hailed by EW "The greatest thriller ever produced for television," The Walking Dead currently has over 12 and a half million likes on Facebook. The Walking Dead is cable's most mentioned show according to Trendrr.tv, out-ranking WWE's Monday Night Raw on USA and ESPN's Monday Night Football each week. The series ranks 1st each week vs. all cable. Last week, The Walking Dead ranked No. 1 on television's Top Social TV Charts. Talking Dead ranked No. 11. The Walking Dead also reins No. 1 for the week for Cable's Top 20 weekly ranking by General Sentiment.
For the past two years, The Walking Dead has received the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup (2011/2012). Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead tells the story of the months and years that follow the zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home.
Have you started making your New Year's Eve plans? It's only 27 days away, as the clock keeps ticking down on 2012. Cahiers Du Cinema, Sight & Sound and John Waters have already dropped their top ten lists, the New York Film Critics Circle handed out the first batch of awards, and even though there are still movies to come, we can now sit back and wax nostalgic on the year in cinema.
Over on YouTube, Snoozing Tail has put together a supercut of the trailers for most of the major films released in 2012, proving a seven-minute window into 2012. It'll remind you about the movies that came out in January, which feels like forever ago, while refreshing the bigger blockbusters and critically acclaimed hits that will be making top ten lists now. It's fun stuff, so give it a spin below, and if you couldn't name all the movies that whipped past your eyes, you can consult the full list right here.
In Touch caught up with Caroline where she told us about her plan to start fresh after last season’s “dead end” drama. “I at least know how I feel and the past is where I want it to be. It’s in the past,” Caroline says of the finale.
In Touch revealed the news of Danielle’s return, but Caroline insists she’s not shaken by the troublemaker’s comeback. “Does not even faze me,” Caroline says of Danielle’s return.
“If she’s talking, I don’t know about it. I only know what I read from you guys and I’m like, ‘Ooh, interesting.’”
And as for Teresa, Caroline insists the two are civil to each other, but remain far from reconciliation.
“I don’t know if we could go back to where it was, but I’d certainly like to be able to get into, ‘How’s the kids? How’s everything?’ Civil,” Caroline admits.
So, who does Caroline think is worse: Danielle or Teresa?
“It’s a matter of perception,” she admits. “Everybody has their opinion of [Teresa]. She has a tremendous fan base and to some, I became the new Danielle.”
Over the weekend, RumorFix reported that Tamra Barney went for a bridal dress fitting with some of her co-stars — and our keen RumorFix readers noticed that former Real Housewives of Orange County star Lauri Peterson was in the group.
So of course, the Internet went a buzzing — Is Lauri, who was on four seasons, coming back?
A source close to the show tells our Real Mr. Housewife exclusively, “No she is not returning as a full-time Housewife.“
While it may be nice to see Lauri in a few scenes — assuming that Tamra’s bridal dress shopping was taped — it will be sad for Lauri’s fans to now know that she will NOT be back as a full-time Housewife.
Reality Tea interviewed the new Housewife, who admitted, "I'm petrified, honestly. I don't know what the other women say behind my back. A lot of the times these women are nice to you when you're standing there and then they talk shit about you behind your back. I'm not that person. If I talk shit about you I talk shit to you and I won't like you off camera either."
Could she be making another dig at Lisa? Marisa clarified, “And I don't 'not like' Lisa or Taylor; I just have opinions.” According to the newcomer, “There's been little things with Lisa that she did to me off camera or on camera and then I ignored it. I would not ignore it next season but I let it go this time because I was the new girl. So I did let things go with people."
There was also a bit of a learning curve. “It was completely shocking,” Marisa says, “but it was a shitload of fun.” The most shocking part? Lisa, once again. Marisa was surprised, because she thought she’d get along famously with the witty Brit. But Marisa says of Lisa, “She's very nice on camera. She's very nice and kind on camera. And she's nice to the people she likes off camera."
Above all, Marisa just wants viewers to realize what a loving wife and mother she is. “I have a housekeeper,” Marisa says. “I don't have a nanny. My husband and I do all the driving. We all travel together. We're very hands-on parents. So to me, those are the most important things."
Marisa will be introduced to the ladies and the Bravo audience in Season 3, Episode 7, which airs December 17th.
You aren’t cool with what went down in Halle Berry’s driveway. Why?
“My beef is that, if it was two black men who go to work on each other like that, they would say that ‘it’s expected of us,’ ‘we’re criminals,’ ‘we belong in jail’ and ‘they should take the kid away from the woman and put her in a foster home.’ If this man, who just won a custody battle, is coming to drop off his kid in the driveway, Halle Berry had the power to shut all that down.
This is a very volatile situation that she’s put herself in once again. He’s dropping off his daughter and all Halle had to do is come out of the house, meet the baby half way just because they don’t like each other and keep it moving and that man can go about his business. But, for the fact that her man, her current boyfriend, had to have something to say and then homeboy had the beatdown of life by a boxer, he should have gone to jail.
When I looked at the pictures, that beatdown was severe. That’s a beatdown and a half, stitches, black eye. I’m surprised he didn’t knock out a couple of teeth while he was at it.”
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With the much-celebrated Vengeance Trilogy to his credit, South Korean filmmaker Chan-wook Park is a director that critics and cinephiles around the world are keeping an eye on. As follow-up to his vampire drama Thirst, which won the Jury Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, Park is unleashing his first English-language feature Stoker. Written by Chloe scribe Erin Cressida Wilson and Wentworth Miller (yes, of Prison Break fame), this chilling mystery movie centers on a deeply dysfunctional family unit. And we couldn't be more excited to meet them.
Mia Wasikowska stars as India Stoker, a girl whose mother is cruel and father is dead. Nicole Kidman plays Evelyn 'Evie' Stoker, India's malevolent matriarch, and Watchmen's Matthew Goode portrays the mysterious Uncle Charlie, who moves in with the feuding family of two shortly after his brother's death. But far from a story of a family coming together in their grief, Stoker's trailer teases something far darker, and profoundly twisted. Following suit, the latest promotional international poster gives us a disturbing look at the film's central figures.
Giving a more deliberate nod to the feature's deranged narrative, the title translated from the Spanish above reads "perverse ties." Something another of the production's international posters hinted at with its gnarled and cluttered family tree. It being December, movie fans are being flooded with buzz about all of this year's Academy Award contenders, yet Stoker's strange and enchanting marketing already has us eagerly looking ahead to 2013.
Stoker will open in limited release in the United States on March 1st, 2013. Preceding that, it will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
The first season of Homeland was a pristine ode to TV greatness. There was action and intrigue, plus a compelling romance. A crazy wall! A beard! America! Claire Danes and Damian Lewis won acting Emmys, the show won for Best Drama — there was no stopping it. Until "State of Independence," the second season's third episode, which found Brody enmeshed in a baffling scheme to kill the bomb-building tailor, which ended with him in the woods, talking to his wife on a cell phone while murdering an old man. It was a weird stumbling block for a show that had been so efficient and aggressive up to that point — but the following week's "New Car Smell" seemed to get everything back on track. All was forgiven; sometimes there's only one person who can go into the woods and kill an old man, maybe.
Until this week.
"Broken Hearts" doesn't seem to be anyone's favorite episode of Homeland. New York Magazine critic Matt Zoller Seitz found it unsatisfying but not deal-breakingly so ("I had misgivings about it, and about the episode as a whole — which isn’t the same thing as disapproving of it," he wrote). Others found it completely disastrous. But a lot of the outrage — or at least a lot of the bellyaching on Twitter — isn't just about Homeland.
It's about every show that ever disappointed us, particularly great ones. The shows we TV obsessives raved about, dissected — and then stuck with as they unraveled. "Give Homeland the benefit of the doubt," people say. But I can't, because I'm completely out of benefits of the doubt. I have distributed all of my get-out-of-plot-jail-free cards over the years, and I learned to regret it. I have seen Fire Walk With Me. I kept watching Prison Break after the first season. I stuck with 24 through way too many resurrections. I tried to invest in Agent Spender on The X-Files, and I really gave Nikki and Paulo a shot on Lost. I know better now, I think. Fool me once, television, shame on you. Fool me many times over the course of adolescence and adulthood, even though this is supposed to be an avenue for pleasure and entertainment? Shame on me for not having a more full life, I guess. But also, never again. (I mean, I'll still watch every episode with hope in my heart. But not as much hope and not as much heart.) When things seem like they're going south, they usually are.
"Broken Hearts" is only the show's 22nd episode; that's only one season's worth of network TV. It's way too soon for this show to start to suck. And to be fair, it doesn't suck suck. Carrie, Brody, and Saul are three of TV's more interesting characters, and Abu Nazir's slowly enunciated Nhee-koo-laaahs belongs in the TV-bad-guy hall of fame. But Homeland was supposed to aspire to more than not suck sucking. It was our Next Great Show, the one the Internet would devote itself to post–Breaking Bad, with the alluring action and violence Mad Men tends not to provide. It says something about America and the world! And then … this. It's season two of Twin Peaks all over again. The post-BOB part.
On top of "State of Independence" and Dana and Finn Walden's horrendously conceived hit-and-run story line, "Broken Hearts" is another surprising shortcoming in season two. But it's also a more important one, and a more damning one because it rejects the show's fundamental premise. Homeland is a show about surveillance more than it's a show about crime-fighting or terrorism or love, even. It's a show that explores what happens to us when we observe people, how surveilling Brody changed Carrie, say, or how Dana accidentally observing her father praying affected their relationship in ways neither would have predicted. It's a show that references constantly how much surveillance we're all under, on security cameras in stores, on the subway, at traffic lights, at hotels, and how there's an observer effect at play in modern American life. But "Broken Hearts" relied on a shocking lack of surveillance: Brody, a known former abettor of terrorists whom the CIA plans to kill, not only had his phone tap removed, but nobody followed him when he went to talk to the vice-president at his residence, which was shockingly unmonitored. The plot holes and leaps of logic drop the show's central conceit.
That's why this is not Tyra and Landry in the second season of Friday Night Lights, though that comparison has been floating around a bit. FNL was a show about manhood and maturity, about the social contracts under which we protect each other, about being a teenager and being a parent and being a family. As tonally off-base as the murder cover-up was, that didn't fundamentally violate the worldview of the show. (And I will say that the story line seems way, way less egregious upon repeated viewings of the series; a misstep, sure, but not a catastrophe.)
Plenty of great shows have off episodes, or episodes that seem pretty unrealistic. Take the train-heist episode on last season's Breaking Bad, "Dead Freight." Plausible? Jeez, not really. But BB has built up five seasons of impenetrable good will, and it's in its swan-song phase. "Freight" closed with Todd shooting a random child — shocking, yes, but totally in keeping with the show's through line that everyone you meet is both more evil and more complicated than you expect. Carrie running back into the warehouse at the end of "Broken Hearts" played into the through line that she's reckless to the point of stupidity. There's a certainty to where Breaking Bad is going, and there's far, far less certainty about where Homeland could be headed. Can you build a successfully suspenseful show that goes for years on end without either completely reinventing itself or completely dropping the ball at some point? Sure. But no one has yet.
It seemed for a minute there like Homeland was maybe going to be that show. And maybe it still will be, and this episode was just intentionally contrived and it's actually all part of the plan. I hope that's true! I hope there's something completely and shockingly redeeming on the horizon, and I hope Homeland gallops through its next few episodes on a golden beast of dramatic wonders. But what's that called when you do the same thing and expect different results? Oh right. Being a TV fan.
Watch As Homeland’s Sad Chris Brody Is Always Asked to Leave the Room
While Homeland fans viciously debate the plausibility of recent plot events from this season and the likeability of world champion eye-roller Dana Brody, we've been paying attention to her little brother, Chris, a character with even less screen time than Max or Galvez. It seems that whenever Chris is in a scene, he is promptly asked to get out so that the grownups can talk about affairs, terrorism, the CIA, the dead person weighing on his sister's conscience ... you know, the usual. With all his exits laid end to end in this video, it's clear that Chris is the real victim on this show, not the vice-president.
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How Abu Nazir Found Christmas
A scary thing happened at Showtime’s Holiday soiree up in the hills. After bingeing on turkey, I was enjoying a cup of hot cocoa (topped with little marshmallows, of course) when I spotted a good-looking gent by the pool. We made eye contact. I smiled, he smiled and we both nodded cordially to one another. Why did he look so familiar? I took a sip and then wiped the marshmallow fluff off the end of my nose. Sweet, fancy, moses. I got the goose bumps—and it wasn’t from the fake snow that was being pumped in from the trees.
I was face to face with Abu Nazir.
There was the terrorist leader who turned Sergeant Nicholas Brody into a would-be suicide bomber—the one the CIA was looking for—right there by the pool. And he was wearing … a Christmas sweater? If you watch Showtime’s Homeland, you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t, you should (boatloads of Emmys) because Navid Negahban (24, Lost) is superbly spooky in his role as terrorist mastermind Abu Nazir. Everyone at the to-do kept coming up to him and patting him on the back and someone hollered to no one in particular, “Nicest guy … ever!” Carrie, Brody, and Saul (Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin) were no shows but Brody’s wife Jessica (Morena Baccarin) did show up for a mingle.
I look forward to Showtime’s party each year. It reminds me of (let’s get into the way back machine) the end of the 1985 movie Rustler’s Rhapsody (a parody of Westerns starring Tom Berenger and Sela Ward). At the end of the flick all the cowboys get together for a bbq, even the ones who have been shot and killed during the course of the movie. Like Rhapsody, most of the actors from each Showtime program are usually in attendance at their Holiday party, even the ones who have met their demise on their respective shows. So you find yourself eating bread pudding with Isaak (Ray Stevenson), who dramatically bled to death aboard Dexter’s boat this season. Also in attendance: Oliver Stone, William Macy, and Michael C. Hall. Thanks for the invite Showtime. Two more episodes of Homeland before the season ends. Now I just need to hang up and call the CIA and inform them that Nazir was last spotted at a home in Beverly Hills drinking cider.
Backstage before the show, Jimmy, Mariah Carey, and The Roots grabbed some instruments you'd find in an elementary school classroom and stopped by the Late Night "Music Room" to sing Mariah's holiday classic, "All I Want For Christmas Is You."
Jimmy Fallon - wood block, tambourine, bass drum, kazoo
Mariah Carey - vocals
Questlove - wooden clacker w/ afro pick
Mark Kelley - Fisher Price xylophone
Kamal Gray - recorder
James Poyser - melodica
Captain Kirk - ukulele
Tuba Gooding Jr. - kazoo
Frank Knuckles - bongos
Black Thought - sleigh bells
EW talked to Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter about tonight’s action-packed finale. But first, A SPOILER ALERT! Don’t read if you are one of those rare — and arguably, insane — SAMCRO fans who prefers to delay enjoyment of the top-rated FX drama.
Why did you choose To Sir, With Love, the very dated theme song from the 1967 movie of the same name that starred Sidney Poitier?
The period we play with is usually the 60s and the 70s. it’s kind of ironic. And the lyrics are really beautiful, sad, existential. It set a nice tone for the beginning. Katey (Sagal) sang it.
That was quite a special effect when you — as Otto the incarcerated — bit off your tongue and spit it at the window
Yeah, we worked with a prosthetics house on that! My tongue was modeled in a full-on prosthetic. We made a bunch of them so I could do it a few times. I was literally gnawing my teeth to break it. It’s a rubber tongue but the material is hard enough so you have something to chew through. I’ve been saying I don’t want any more arcs for Otto. This way, I won’t have any more lines. He’ll probably still be part of the Tara arc in the new season. He’ll just be scribbling sh– on pads. FX President John Landgraf joked that the only thing left on Otto was his middle finger.
Who knew that you would end season five with some fans actually feeling sorry for Clay!
In doing research on these guys, you discover that guys that don’t die, they don’t get killed off or end up in jail. They sort of burn out. They can’t do another round of the game. I wanted to get Clay to that place. He started off trying to be the old Clay, trying to get back the seat at the table, but when Roosevelt’s wife was killed, it was a turning point. He just couldn’t do it anymore. At the end of the day, he is a survivor. He wants a piece of the pie, which is why he was setting up the gun business. But the only thing he wants is Gemma. He is sincere with that. You kind of wish Jax was like that. All he should want is Tara, to get out. But he’s adopting some of character traits (that Clay used to have).
Did you know for a while that you’d let Tig live to see another season?
The actors live with the reality that they may have to take a bullet. With Opie going away, it was very much in the forefront of the actors’ minds, if their time was coming up. I knew that I wanted to take Tig on this journey. But when Opie went away, I made it clear that no other series regular would be departing this season, just because they worry and make assumptions. They should not have to live with that burden.
That was a nice touch, giving Tig the pit bull.
It was coming full circle, giving him something to love at the end of the season. He lost Dawn in the beginning of the season. I’ve been asked if the dog will be back. It would be back, as long as it’s not too expensive. It may be a facsimile. Or suddenly, it may be a chihuahua.
It was also a great moment when Gemma stood over Jax at his kitchen table and struck the same pose that Tara did at the end of season four.
Sometimes it’s dangerous holding onto those ideas. I didn’t know I would be able to do it, but then we came around to this last episode and I realized I could logically make it happen and have it feel organic. Gemma is a cockroach. She is a survivor!
When will season six pick up? The next day? Months from now?
I traditionally don’t put a lot of time between seasons. My guess is that it will probably start weeks later.
Seems like the door is open for a Jimmy Smits’ comeback.
I would love Jimmy to come back. I wrote it open-ended. We’re in the process of trying to make that happen. It depends on his availability.
Talk about what you accomplished this season.
I love the idea that Jax executed this plan as an outlaw masterfully, almost without a hitch. But everything in his family unraveled and crumbled in regards to the promise he couldn’t keep to Tara. The club has all these external pressures removed … they are out of drugs, guns, RICO has been lifted, they have new business opportunities. And yet internally, the club is more fractured than it’s ever been before. It’s sort of like a reckoning is going to happen.
(Sutter and his writing team will reconvene in early February to begin penning season six).
Imposters, which uses two different series to tell it’s story, is truly unlike anything else you’ve experienced.
"The King" series follows Olivia King, a lower-middle class scholarship student, as she struggles to fit in with the wealthier students at her prep school. Olivia gets very creative with her methods of income and takes on a very... unconventional afterschool job.
"The Queen" series tells the story of Juliet Walker and her band of highly trained female con artists. This woman preys on young runaways and if you’ve ever felt devastatingly alone; if you’ve ever felt hopeless; if you’ve ever felt like you are not enough, you are Juliet Walker’s perfect target.
At the end of each series, we'll get to see how these two seemingly separate worlds collide.
Renee Olstead, from the Secret Life of the American Teenager
Lindsay Pearce, from Glee and The Glee Project
James Kyson, from Heroes
and Drew Osborne
It’s only been three years since writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s last masterwork hit screens, but the wait for his Inglourious Basterds follow-up has nevertheless felt much longer. At last Django Unchained is set to be unleashed across the country over the upcoming Christmas holiday, but the first screenings of the film took place this past weekend. Tarantino has yet to make an outright bad movie (the quality of Death Proof may or may not be a point of contention), so hopes have been high for the Western Django Unchained. Full reviews are still under embargo, but a few well-respected professionals provided some quick reactions on Twitter following the first screenings, and it appears that QT has delivered yet another winner with an especially keen sense of humor. Moreover, the runtime has been revealed to be a lengthy 2 hours and 40 minutes. Hit the jump to read some reactions.
Industry veteran Anne Thompson, who runs the blog Thompson on Hollywood, singled out the film’s violence and a couple of standout performances:
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Django unchained is super violent spaghetti western w/ anachronistic songs. waltz & jackson steal it. All talk & action. 1st screening.— Anne Thompson (@akstanwyck) December 2, 2012
Looper writer/director Rian Johnson was also at the screening, and he has high marks for Oscar hopeful Leonardo DiCaprio:
Django was terrific. DiCaprio blows the roof off the joint.— Rian Johnson (@rcjohnso) December 2, 2012
An especially encouraging “Tweet Review” came from writer David Ehrlich:
And here are a few other reactions from those who were in attendance:
DJANGO UNCHAINED: holy shit. brutally hilarious spaghetti comedy does for business what Basterds did for war. Best American film of 2012.— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) December 2, 2012
From start to finish Django Unchained is a fantastic crowd pleaser. Smartly humorous, great action & dialogue - Definite awards contender!
As for performances all were on par with what you want from a QT film = fantastic!
The runtime of Django Unchained is around 2 hours & 40 mins & I wanted it to be longer~— Jeff Goldsmith (@yogoldsmith) December 2, 2012
Django Unchained: Don Johnson needs to work more. He and Christoph Waltz together..awesome
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino's first DGA film, is funny, crazy violent, thoroughly entertaining. Luv that Christoph Waltz— D-Dub (@silkyd67) December 2, 2012
Really happy to have been to the advanced screening of #Django. Christoph Waltz is such an extraordinary actor. He really stole the thunder!
#Django was a great film: very bloody but also very funny. The kind of film that makes you laugh about issues you don't usually laugh at!— Julie Seureau (@IndieJuls) December 2, 2012
Just watched what was basically a three-hour homage to BLAZING SADDLES— Lou Lumenick (@LouLumenick) December 2, 2012
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First Look At Scarlett Johansson & Joseph Gordon-Levitt In 'Don Jon's Addiction' And Adam Scott In 'A.C.O.D.'
Yep, even more images coming from the Sundance Film Festival lineup, so strap in and prepare those eyeballs...
First up, we have a look at the lovely Scarlett Johansson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in OMGthathaircut "Don Jon's Addiction," a dramedy about a smooth talking ladies man who sets out to be a less of an asshole. Julianne Moore and fucking Tony Danza co-star, which is reason enough for us. Official synopsis: In Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s charming directorial debut, a selfish modern-day Don Juan attempts to change his ways.
Bonus Adam Scott:
Meanwhile, Playlist fave Adam Scott stars in "A.C.O.D." when he realizes that there was a lot more to his childhood than he was ever told. Everyone who is awesome -- specifically meaning Richard Jenkins, Catherine O'Hara, Amy Poehler, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Clark Duke -- co-star. The synopsis: Carter is a well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce. So he thinks. When he discovers he was part of a divorce study as a child, it wreaks havoc on his family and forces him to face his chaotic past.
Both pictures will be looking for distribution.
Just an excuse for a JGL post cause I'm procrastinating. I hope this film makes it to TIFF too cause I wanna see him there come September.
Huge news for Beyonce fans! The singer will reportedly release new music before her February Super Bowl performance.
Billboard recently interviewed artist and Beyonce collaborator The-Dream, who spoke about what's ahead for Bey.
"Definitely," said The-Dream when asked if Beyonce would release a new song before the Super Bowl. "She's got her stuff going. She took the summer to start recording, and now she's in a place where she's ready to start gearing up to reveal her plan."
"She's already gearing up to get ready to put stuff out," The-Dream continued. "I'm sure there will probably be a couple records you hear before the Super Bowl gets here."
It was announced in October that Beyonce will be performing at Super Bowl XLVII. After reports leaked from an anonymous source, the singer took to her Tumblr page to post a photo of herself with the date of game painted on her face in eyeblack, confirming the plans.
Little is known about the unreleased tracks. A photo leaked this week of Beyonce in the studio with husband Jay-Z, and she worked with Miguel earlier this fall, so a few collaborations may be in the works.
It was also recently announced that the singer will be the subject of a documentary, to air on HBO in 2013.
"HBO has a history of pushing every boundary with class and authenticity," Beyonce said in a statement. "Some of my favorite shows are on HBO, so I am excited that my film will be part of its bold programming. This film was so personal to me, it had to have the right home."
The documentary will air Feb. 16, 2013, less than two weeks after Beyonce's Feb. 3 Super Bowl performance.
The 'Crazy In Love' star has reportedly been spotted in the studio with the actor as she prepares for halftime show.
The producer told Billboard that the 'Crazy In Love' singer has been busy in the studio all summer and is getting ready to unveil new songs.
It has also been reported that she has been in the studio this week with Justin Timberlake as well as husband Jay-Z.
[He Who Shall Not Be Named] reports that the three artists were seen leaving a New York recording studio together.
Beyonce has been teasing details from the studio for the past weeks, posting images and revealing her inspirations for the record.
A new album would be the singer's fifth and follows on from 2011 release '4', which featured such hits as '(Run The World) Girls', 'Best Thing I Never Had' and 'Love On Top'.
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The Queen is trying to kill us with anticipation. I swear to God that pig better not be just talking bull shit.
The next couple of weeks will see a number of our favorite TV seasons coming to an end, particularly after last night’s ‘Boardwalk Empire‘ and ‘The Walking Dead‘ finales. Soon we’ll lose ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ ‘Dexter‘ and ‘Homeland‘ as well, so what ever will we have to pass the time? Why, the fourth season of FX’s gunslinger drama ‘Justified,’ of course! Right on time, FX has served up a new trailer of the latest year for Raylan Givens, with new villains and challenges around the bend. Ready for some long, hard times to come?
Many of our favorite shows might be going on hiatus, but ‘Justified’ season 4 is only about to begin. The new season kicks off on Tuesday, January 8, but you don’t need to wait that long for a first look at Raylan Givens and Boyd Crowder back in action, courtesy of FX’s new trailer!
Not only does the new preview offer a look at at the snake-handling church Boyd Crowder finds himself embroiled in, but also highlights a new relationship dynamic for Raylan and his imprisoned father Arlo (Raymond Barry). Less visible are any of the season’s new guest stars, which include Ron Eldard as a military police sergeant with ties to Boyd Crowder, as well as comedian Patton Oswalt as a constable and old friend of Raylan Givens.
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Didn't see this posted. Finally watched this show for my bb Timothy, and I marathoned 3 seasons in about a week. It's pretty awesome and Walton is amazing. It's now my goal in life to make everyone watch. Any ONTD fans?
Keira Knightley and Jimmy Fallon went head to head and note for note last night on Late Night.
The host and his Anna Karenina-star guest squared off in a guessing game that tested their musical prowess, as they had to play the songs on random instruments like the accordion or a melodica -- a strange combination of harmonica and piano.
Luckily, they had a little help from musical sensations Dave Matthews and Michael Buble, although their ears didn't turn out to be of much assistance.
“I feel like this exposes me in a professional way that’s unfair,” Matthews cracked.
“Am I the only one that doesn’t actually play an instrument?” Buble asked.
Knightley went first and had little success with the violin playing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.” Matthews, her partner, could only guess “Jingle Bells.”
Buble guessed Fallon’s attempt at “Old McDonald Had a Farm” on the melodica in eight seconds. Knightley topped that guess when Matthews played, ironically enough, “Jingle Bells” on the cello. Knightley only took four seconds to guess.
this beautiful perf-jawed feminist queen of the universe
Kelly Clarkson flashes a smile for the camera as she arrives at the ITV Studios in London on Wednesday, December 5. The singer is currently overseas on a promo tour for her current release, Greatest Hits: Chapter One. Clarkson filmed an appearance on the talk show Loose Women the morning before the nominees for the 2013 Grammys were announced, adding 3 more nominations to her list of accomplishments. Her album Stronger is up for Best Pop Vocal Album, while the smash title track is up for Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance (as well Song of the Year for songwriters Jorgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin and Ali Tamposi).
Loose Women Interview
Performing "Because of You" and slaying it as usual
ETA: Kelly reacts to her nominations (and being woken up at 4 am):
So proud of my Queen! I know ROTY and SOTY wins are longshots, but she could totally win in the Pop categories. If Katy Perry, Rihanna, or Carly Rae Jepsen win over her or Adele for Best Pop Vocal Performance....
Could Joe Budden have the smallest package ever? Maybe some things should just not be told, but if a hacker gets his/her way, then the world will likely see what Joe Budden is working with in the very near future. Media Take Out has more:
December 06, 2012: Rapper Joe Budden was just signed on to the cast of Love And Hip Hop NY - which is a BIG WIN for the popular rapper. Well some of his HATERS are out to ut him on BLAST. A "hacker" sent us a photo of Joe standing BUTT AZZ NEKKID in front of a mirror. And his PEEN is about the size of a cocktail weenie. The hackers claimed that they STOLE the photo from Joe's phone. And since it's stolen merchandise, we can't post it up online. But we'd bet that ish is gonna appear on Twitter in 10 . . . 9 . . . 8 . . . 7 . . . (Media Take Out)
ETA: Enjoy these "tasteful,""artsy" photos of Joe Budden going down on his girlfriend.
they belong in a museum, amirite?
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She has hit headlines over the past few months with her increasingly erratic behaviour.
So the latest pictures of Demi Moore are likely to cause concern among her family and friends, as the actress was seen exhibiting some very bizarre behaviour at a party with Lenny Kravitz on Wednesday night.
The 50-year-old actress played up to the photographers present at the Chanel Beachside Barbecue held at Soho Beach House Miami, leaving friends including Kravitz and George Clooney's girlfriend Stacy Keibler bemused by her antics.
The mother-of-three was seen lifting her arms and bumping and grinding while in her seat, as Kravitz appeared embarrassed and looked away.
While Demi's new beau American art dealer Vito Schnabel, 26, was at the event, the pair didn't pose up together, but were rumoured to have indulged in a passionate PDA inside.
Classy. Vito is friends with Paris Hilton which explains everything. Is this a cry for help? I'm not one to make fun of one's decline but she needs to get herself together. A 50-year-old mother partying like she's 20? It's one thing to date a 26 y/o, it's another to be seen out acting like a 26 y/o.
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