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- 12/09/12--19:27: 2012 San Diego Film Critics Society awards nominations announced
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Ubisoft Brazil managing director Bertrand Chaverot has reportedly told local site techtudo that the next game in the publisher's blockbuster series will be taking place in the South American nation.
That's about all he says, with no further details, but GameSpot says they've verified the translation, which is interesting. You've got to wonder whether he meant the entire game would take place there, or just parts, like Assassin's Creed III, which had a single stage go down in a Brazilian train station.
It's also unclear whether the "next chapter" he mentions taking place in Brazil would be a major console title or, say, a spin-off like the PlayStation Vita game released earlier this year.
While we're on the subject of Brazil, the bulk of the interview actually deals with an apology from Ubisoft to Brazilian fans of the series, who were upset at the seedy portrayal of their country in that train station stage, in which everyone was dressed badly and spoke with dodgy Portugese accents.
We've contacted Ubisoft for clarification on Chaverot's comments, and will update if we hear back.
Can I just ask why it seems like almost everyone has turned on AC3? When it first was released people went nuts over it and now there is a huge backlash.
how cute is that hairstyle on her? she forgot the lyrics lol but covered it up like a pro.
SPOILERS: Do not read this if you have not seen episode 7, series 4 of ‘Misfits’
This week saw a conclusion to Alex’s ‘problem’ meanwhile mystery girl Nadine continued to elude Rudy.
So, Alex finally got his manly parts back but unfortunately he appears to have turned narcissistic, perhaps a return to the person he was before the incident? It was interesting to see the shift in Alex’s character and it felt slightly unexpected, he genuinely did seem like a nice guy, that was until he got his penis back. Poor Jess, it seems she is in for further heartbreak however Finn is far too naïve for her and her sarcastic wit. So hopefully, Finn will be her very, very last resort.
In other juvenile delinquent news, if you hadn’t noticed Abbey’s appearance in the opening title credits, then by the end of the episode there should be no doubt that she is now one of the Misfits. She is a welcome addition to the group and her kookiness is a big draw. While most people drink to forget their problems, she seems to drink to forget that she has been gifted with amnesia, courtesy of the storm.
Natasha O’Keeffe is comical as Abbey from the off, pulling a cigarette butt out of her mouth when she comes around after a drunken night. And yet she can do the more serious scenes as well. It would seem that O’Keeffe and Joe Gilgun are now the strongest members of the cast.
It is refreshing that she does not have a power and that does not hinder her character in any way. Instead it is actually quite interesting – who was she before the storm? Why would she want to forget who she was? The fact that she cannot remember who she is means that in some way she is a clean slate, her personality can change as she has no sense of self.
Aside from the introduction of Abbey, the best part of the episode was in the karaoke bar – perhaps music is a theme for this series? There was after all that moment with Jess and Rudy 3 dancing to Chris de Burgh’s Lady in Red before she killed him. The ironic use of power ballads in this series has been entertaining because they are intentionally so inappropriate. The show has not yet had a musical episode like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and perhaps it is now time that Misfits did the same?
The moment when Greg the probation started to sing initially felt a bit odd very odd but it did work. For an instance the audience is shown his vulnerability. Although the whole sequence was a weirdly funny, the main problem with Greg’s character remains and the question is: why is he always on the verge of exploding? What is the reason for his constant fury? It is these questions that make him difficult to understand as a character and this lack of backstory is quite frustrating rather than amusing. It would be interesting to know the character’s motivations. But kudos to Sean Dooley for give such an energetic turn week in, week out.
On a tangential note, it seems impossible to escape Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s The Power of Love what with this episode and this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert.
While most of this weeek felt very average, it was toward the last quarter of the episode that things finally started to pick up both in terms of tension and drama. The scenes in the karaoke club were fantastic but apart from that the adventure felt run-of-the-mill, particularly when compared to last week with the psychotic rabbit in a suit.
Next time on Misfits… We’ve had Misfits vs. Nazis and Misfits vs. zombies, now it’s Misfits vs. nuns when the gang take on a group of holy sisters at the local church.
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Artie - "Feliz Navidad"
Puck, Jake, Sam, Brittany, Blaine & Kurt - "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
Jake & Puck - "Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah"
Blaine & Kurt - "White Christmas"
Sam - "Jingle Bell Rock"
Marley - "The First Noel"
* = Not in the episode
Rachel - "I'll Be Home for Christmas"*
Santana - "Silent Night"*
Unique - "Joy to the World"*
Finn - "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"*
Selena leaving the studio and going to “Jack in the Box”
‘Spring Breakers’ actress Selena Gomez grabs sushi at Yamato with a friend in Los Angeles.
The American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) site has received two new songs linked to Selena Gomez. First song is called ‘Lover In Me’ written by Selena, Brian Lee and Daniel James. The second one is called ‘Write Your Name’ written by Daniel James, Leah Jaqueline Pringle and Arnthor Birgisson.
Nicole by OPI’s Selena Gomez collection!Selena Gomez lacquers will be available January 2013.
You know you missed her!
PS: WE ARE GETTING THE SPRING BREAKERS TRAILER THIS MONTH!
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The 2012 San Diego Film Critics Society awards nominations have been announced, and vote will be Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.
2012 SDFCS Nominations:
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
ZERO DARK THIRTY
Ang Lee, LIFE OF PI
Ben Affleck, ARGO
David O. Russell, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Kathryn Bigelow, ZERO DARK THIRTY
Paul Thomas Anderson, THE MASTER
Helen Hunt, THE SESSIONS
Jennifer Lawrence, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Jessica Chastain, ZERO DARK THIRTY
Michelle Williams, TAKE THIS WALTZ
Naomi Watts, THE IMPOSSIBLE
Bradley Cooper, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Daniel Day-Lewis, LINCOLN
Hugh Jackman, LES MISERABLES
Joaquin Phoenix, THE MASTER
John Hawkes, THE SESSIONS
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, THE MASTER
Anne Hathaway, LES MISERABLES
Emma Watson, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
Rebel Wilson, PITCH PERFECT
Samantha Barks, LES MISERABLES
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alan Arkin, ARGO
Christoph Waltz, DJANGO UNCHAINED
Christopher Walken, SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS
Matthew McConaughey, KILLER JOE
Philip Seymour Hoffman, THE MASTER
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Quentin Tarantino, DJANGO UNCHAINED
Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, MOONRISE KINGDOM
Sarah Polley, TAKE THIS WALTZ
Joss Whedon, THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
Paul Thomas Anderson, THE MASTER
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Chris Terrio, ARGO
David Magee, LIFE OF PI
Tony Kushner, LINCOLN
David O. Russell, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Stephen Chbosky, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
THE KID WITH A BIKE
JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI
QUEEN OF VERSAILLES
THE INVISIBLE WAR
Ben Richardson, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
Robert Richardson, DJANGO UNCHAINED
Danny Cohen, LES MISERABLES
Claudio Miranda, LIFE OF PI
Mihai Malaimare Jr., THE MASTER
BEST ANIMATED FILM
RISE OF THE GUARDIANS
William Goldenberg, ARGO
Brian A. Kates and John Paul Horstmann, KILLING THEM SOFTLY
Tim Squyres, LIFE OF PI
Leslie Jones and Peter McNulty, THE MASTER
William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor, ZERO DARK THIRTY
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Sarah Greenwood, ANNA KARENINA
Sharon Seymour, ARGO
Hugh Bateup and Uli Hanisch, CLOUD ATLAS
Eve Stewart, LES MISERABLES
Adam Stockhausen, MOONRISE KINGDOM
Alexandre Desplat, ARGO
Benh Zeitlin and Dan Romer, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
Mychael Danna, LIFE OF PI
Alexandre Desplat, MOONRISE KINGDOM
Jonny Greenwood, THE MASTER
BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
Christina Aguilera holds onto her son Max's hand while heading into Houston’s restaurant for lunch on Saturday afternoon (December 8) in Santa Monica, Calif.
The 31-year-old singer was also joined by her boyfriend Matthew Rutler.
Earlier this week, Christina made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and performed her song "Just a Fool" with Blake Shelton!
"Thank you @BlakeShelton for performing #JustAFool with me on @TheEllenShow. Had a great time!" Christina tweeted. "Always a riot when I'm with @BlakeShelton. Fun backstage at @TheEllenShow."
SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE LATEST EPISODE OF HOMELAND
With only one episode left in its second season, Showtime’s Homeland has already dispatched two very prominent characters: Vice President Walden (Jamey Sheridan) went last week, and in tonight’s shocking hour, elusive terrorist Abu Nazir (Navid Negahban) was finally caught and killed. Had producers known from the beginning of season 2 that Homeland‘s big bad would perish? “I think the short answer to that is yes,” says executive producer Alex Gansa. “The long answer is we weren’t actually sure how that would happen. But the reason we wanted Walden and Nazir both dead is we wanted to open the possibility that Brody and Carrie could have a happy ending, that their doomed romance was not doomed after all. The only way to make that happen was to off these two antagonists.”
Negahban discovered his character’s fate at the season 2 premiere party. Remembers the actor, “I walked up to Alex Gansa and I said, ‘So Alex do I need to look for a job?’ You should have seen his face! He’s so gentle!” Negahban says he was okay with the decision but just wanted to be sure Nazir had a proper send off, seen in last week’s speech with a captive Carrie (Claire Danes). “Let’s just make it good so that he says something before he goes, he makes his point,” says Negahban of his only request. “That was fantastic.”
Last week’s episode drew a lot of online attention for some twists that fans felt were implausible. “Do I wish everybody loved the episode and thought it was our best episode of all time? Of course I do,” says Gansa. “Am I a little disappointed that some people felt it strained credulity? Yeah, I’m a little disappointed about that. However, I am prepared to have a conversation with anybody about every single one of those plot points and why I believe they are emotionally true.” He adds, “One thing I would encourage people to do is remember the Issa episode last year? There was a similar like, ‘Oh my God.’ Then you realized after the finale how important that episode was. You realize that without Brody’s connection to Issa, none of it would be comprehensible. I think after the finale this year, people are going to understand how important episode 10 was and where we were pushing the story and why what happened in that episode had to happen.”
So what can Gansa tease about next week’s season finale? “The final episode is called ‘The Choice,’ and what I can say about it is Walden is dead. Nazir is dead. So we’ve sort of left the thriller aspects of the show behind and now we come to a very personal story about Carrie and Brody and all the obstacles that lie in the way of them being together. That is what the finale is about. It’s a real character study of these two people, where they’ve come from, how they regard each other, and whether or not there’s a future for them.”
President Obama and his family saw “Gangnam Style” rapper Psy perform at a charity concert Sunday night, days after the South Korean pop star and Internet sensation apologized for a song in 2004 that called for killing “Yankees” in Iraq.
Park Jae-sang, who performs as Psy, issued a statement Friday saying he was “deeply sorry” after reports surfaced that he had performed a song eight years ago during protests against the war in Iraq that called for killing “Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives.”
Psy’s “Gangnam Style” music video, with its distinctive horse-trot dance move, exploded in popularity after it was posted online last July, vaulting the obscure rapper to international stardom in five months. In November, Psy's video surpassed Justin Bieber's “Baby” to become the most watched video in YouTube history, with more than 900 million hits.
Before becoming a global celebrity, Psy was active in his country’s antiwar movement, which chiefly protested the large U.S. military presence in South Korea.
At a concert in 2004, he performed a song called “Dear American,” written by the South Korean rock band N.E.X.T., which calls for killing “Yankees” involved in torture. The rapper added, “Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers, kill them all slowly and painfully.”
Psy, 34, said he deeply regrets the “inflammatory and inappropriate language” that he used, and said it was part of a “deeply emotional” reaction to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. He has recently performed in front of U.S. service members, and praised their sacrifice.
“I will forever be sorry for any pain I have caused by those words,” he wrote. “While I'm grateful for the freedom to express one's self, I've learned there are limits to what language is appropriate and I'm deeply sorry for how these lyrics could be interpreted.”
Psy said he hoped Americans would accept his apology.
“In my music, I try to give people a release, a reason to smile,” he wrote. “I have learned that through music, our universal language, we can all come together as a culture of humanity and I hope that you will accept my apology.”
White House spokesman Brandon Lepow said earlier Sunday that President Obama still intended to attend the annual charity event, called “Christmas in Washington.”
The concert, which was filmed Sunday night to be broadcast Dec. 21 on TNT, raises money for the Children's National Medical Center in Washington. It was the fourth time the Obama family has attended.
At the end of the performance, Obama made a brief speech to the crowd about the holiday season and the charity. He did not mention Psy.
Obama called the concert "the chance to share with some very brave people ... and it gives them hope, not just through the holiday but all year round."
haters can stay mad imo
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Angelina Jolie has jetted back to Jordan.
The actress, a special envoy for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), returned to the country today to, once again, visit with Syrian refugees who have fled the civil war in their country and are currently residing in the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Mafraq.
Jolie made a similar trip to the area in September. She hopes her visits will draw attention to the ongoing crisis.
"I'm sickened by how long and how bloody this conflict has become, devastating a nation and the lives of millions of innocent civilians, and threatening to destabilize the entire region," said Jolie, according to a UNHCR press release. "I call on the international community to do everything possible to find a solution to this tragedy and support the struggling humanitarian operations both inside Syria and in Jordan and the other surrounding countries."
Since Jolie's last visit, the number of registered refugees in the region has increased by more than 200,000 and in Jordan alone by nearly 50,000.
Over the last 10 years, she has traveled to various refugee camps around the globe on behalf of the UNHCR, including those in Iraq, Haiti, Syria and Pakistan.
Angelina Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt made a donation of $50,000 for the purchase of tents for refugees.
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This flawless human....
Mario Lopez and Courtney Lopez are sharing with the world their wedding this weekend on TLC. Mario & Courtney's Wedding Fiesta! is promising to be an event with the couple sharing just how they celebrated their special moment with family and friends.
Well, the latest picture of Mario Lopez decorating the Christmas tree in his undies is definite indication the two are madly in love (and quite playful.) Courtney Lopez shared the picture with fans on Thursday night and fans got a good laugh.
“My husband looks hot rockin his @RatedMOfficial with his little elf....#lovethem,” tweeted Courtney Lopez from her official Twitter account.
"The most romantic thing about Mario is his spontaneity," Courtney told PEOPLE on Friday, just under a week after the two tied the knot in Mexico. "He's so spontaneous and it's just fun to be with somebody [like that]."
Mario, 39, explains that he keeps the romance fresh by "taking off for a quick trip or having little quickies here and there," adding, "Kids and jobs and everything else gets in the way, but you can't forget about each other."
As for Courtney, she turns the heat up in the kitchen.
"The most romantic thing about my wife is the meals she cooks when I come home," Mario said, before Courtney added with a laugh, "My grandma did tell me to cook for him in nothing but an apron and stilettos."
When it came to celebrating the couple's Dec. 1 nuptials – which were captured on camera for TLC's Mario and Courtney's Wedding Fiesta, airing on Saturday – being together was the best present they could have received.
"To be honest, we didn't have a wedding registry and didn't ask for any gifts," Mario recently said. "We asked for people to donate to a charity. That was important to us."
Adds the X Factor host, "We had so many people say that was the best wedding ever. Oh my god, it was so much fun."
He also talks a bit about Sherlock starting filming in March and reshoots for The Hobbit. Idk idk. Martin needs to actually be funny if he's going to make jokes. Calling Lucy Liu a dog is not funny, as jokingly as he might have intended it to be. He just comes off as passive aggressively bitter when he does stuff like this or the joking walking off stage at the mention of Elementary thing he did a while back.
We bet that Miley Cyrus is as amused as we are this morning that photos of her looking fantastic in a bondage-inspired getup as she performed at Israeli DJ Borgore’s Christmas Creampies concert on Saturday night is being touted as “shocking.” Really? She’s showing off some sexy cleavage there, but for a pop star — one who’s performing at this week’s VH1 Divas concert, btw — this hardly counts as a controversial outfit.
People are still somehow surprised that the 20-year-old is all grown up and no longer a Disney star, while to us it feels like the very story of being surprised about Miley’s maturity is itself old enough to vote by now. OK, sure, when she posed seemingly naked for Vanity Fair at age 15, that was a little bit shocking. She was, after all, underage and still a Disney princess. But that was four and a half years ago, people. Those young, impressionable fans are in college now. In 2009, again, people were up in arms over Miley playfully dancing around a stripper pole during her “Party in the U.S.A.” performance at the Teen Choice Awards. Please, she was fully clothed and singing about poser Hollywood girls. The next year, everyone was mock shocked over her video for “Can’t Be Tamed,” which featured Miley in a cage and doing some sexy moves with her male and female dancers. Asked whether she made the video in order to break out of the Hannah Montana mold people placed her in, she told MTV News, “I think it definitely shows a change of what people remember me as, but it’s not trying to not be me. … The lighting is different, the outfit may be different, but what you see in me is the same since I was 11-years-old on Hannah Montana.”
Now, two years later, as Miley is engaged to be married, rocking an edgy look, recording a new album and adopting an adorable dog every other week (exactly what we would do with her money!), she’s getting flak for being hot and stylish onstage. Stop thinking of her as a little girl, America!
And get ready to see her being sexy all over again on VH1 Divas this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.
Rumors of Matthew Crawley’s demise have not been greatly exaggerated.
Multiple sources confirm to TVLine that Dan Stevens is not expected to return for Downton Abbey‘s fourth season — at least not on a full-time basis.
As TVLine first reported back in March, Stevens — who is currently appearing on Broadway in a revival of The Heiress — was one of a handful of Downton regulars who opted not to re-up through Seasons 4 and 5. At the time, series creator Julian Fellowes downplayed the buzz, telling me, “A lot of stuff started up because he’s going to be on Broadway, but it’s a limited run. But everyone pounced on that.”
And that fact remains, Stevens could very well change his mind between now and February, which is when Abbey‘s fourth season is expected to begin shooting. (Season 3 finally bows stateside on Jan. 6). But as of now, it appears Lady Mary will soon be following sister Edith to Spinsters Anonymous — unless, of course, Fellowes opts to recast.
And while one insider insists that option is not off the table, Fellowes recently confessed to EW, “I can’t see us doing that.”