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Oh No They Didn't! - LiveJournal.com

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    Progress on Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright’s third and final film in The Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy was casually confirmed by frequent collaborator Nick Frost last month, and now the co-writers have taken to twitter to confirm to their fans that, indeed, they are “hard at work” on the highly anticipated follow-up to Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.



    Tentatively titled The World’s End, which is confirmed again here in the image of the duo striking hard-thinking poses in front of a blank sheet of paper, the film has been a long time coming to the die-hard fans of the genre-bending comedic horror flicks that preceded it. It has, after all, been almost eight years since Shaun of the Dead and five since Hot Fuzz.

    Not much has been revealed about the new film yet, but we know it won’t be another zombie, police or slasher movie, and Pegg and Wright have indicated that it could revolve around turning 40 and middle age. Turning a certain age coinciding with the end of one’s life on earth? Could something Logan’s Run-esquebe coming our way? Or is something more literal – an actual End of The World – in the works?

    Like in the first two movies, The World’s End will feature at least one character partaking on Cornetto ice cream, the thread that connects the trilogy. Shaun of the Dead was strawberry, Hot Fuzz the original Cornetto blue, and way back in 2008, Pegg told reporters that the flavor featured this time around will be mint chocolate chip. That is, of course, barring any massive script overhauls.

    There’s still no firm word on when we might see The World’s End, with Pegg pretty busy at the moment filming Star Trek 2, and who knows when Marvel might set Wright to work on Ant-Man, but this small gesture from the duo is surely sparking some excitement that their particular brand of the apocalypse is still definitely coming. We can’t wait.

    sources:1&2

    omg!!

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    Stunning, muckraking documentaries are a staple at Sundance, but even by the film festival's impressive standards, Kirby Dick’s “The Invisible War” is exceptional — both for its scandalous nature as well as its emotional impact.

    Having its world premiere in Park City, Utah, on Friday night, this investigation of the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military (against both women and men) is such a tragically moving story that even Dick, a veteran Oscar-nominated director (“Twist of Faith”), said the stories he heard were “the most intense series of interviews I have ever been involved with.”

    It's not only the number of rapes that take place in the military that is staggering — the film estimates, based on extrapolation of military statistics, that 30% of servicewomen are sexually assaulted during their enlistment and that they are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan than killed by the enemy.


    It’s also the soul-destroying nature of the aftermath uncovered by Dick and his producer, Amy Ziering, an aftermath the director says “can be even more traumatic for men — they really bury this.”

    Both Amy and I cried at just about every interview,” the 59-year-old director says. “We really felt for these women and men.”

    When Dick, best known for “This Film Is Not Yet Rated,” first read about the military rape situation a few years ago in a magazine, he assumed a film already had been made about it.

    “The Invisible War” does give time to the military's official spokespeople, who acknowledge the problem and say they are working on it, though a viewing of the film leads to the conclusion that they are not working as hard as they should be.

    Though rape and its aftermath are traumatic no matter where they occur, these situations have a special devastation for military personnel: These victims so deeply believed that the military was going to be a protective family that these violations have a quality of incest about them. One of the many tragedies of this story is that these individuals are the truest of true believers whose assaults were, in addition to everything else, the betrayal of a long-held dream of service to the nation.

    Not only are the victims routinely not believed, but they are also harassed, ignored and forced out of the service, the filmmaker says.

    “You'd hear the same stories over and over, things you almost couldn't believe the first time,” Dick said. “On three separate occasions, women told me they had been raped by a married man and charged with adultery after the investigation.”

    source & source


    this should probably be outside of the cut so everyone knows: "they are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan than killed by the enemy"

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    After having talked about the idea before, Ke$ha now hinted at an upcoming documentary:



    She tweeted this after having warned fans not to waste their money on an unauthorized Ke$ha documentary for sale on Amazon.

    An exact release date is yet to be announced. It's unclear whether it's going to be a tour documentary of last year's "Get Sleazy" Tour only, or if it's going to be autobiographical and/or feature material from recording in the studio as well.


    Also, Amnesty International's "Chimes of Freedom - The Songs of Bob Dylan" in celebration of the NGO's 50th birthday including Ke$ha's and others' Bob Dylan tribute songs has officially been released to iTunes yesterday.

    For sale on iTunes here: Chimes of Freedom - The Songs of Bob Dylan

    Listen to Ke$ha's "Don't Think Twice It's All Right" below.

    @keshasuxx
    iTunes


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    Being a movie villain is not easy. Nobody respects your work, everyone loves your sworn enemy, and cheers if he straight up murders your ass.
    Of course, the villains deserve it, right? Well, actually Hollywood is littered with supposedly evil characters that, when you take a step back and ignore the cackling laughter and yellow teeth, were clearly the ones getting screwed over. Here are the so called bad guys who got the rawest deals of all







    9. Edward Rooney






    The Villain


    Mr. Rooney was the mean old Dean of Students who spent the entire movie trying to prove that Ferris was skipping school while pretending to be sick. What a mistrustful tight-ass. Why the hell does he care so much if one student takes a day off?


    Hold Up A Minute


    Let's get the obvious out of the way: this is his goddamned job. He is the Dean of Students, not the Dean of Not Giving A Damn. People are always all up the public schools system's digestive tract for not taking a more active interest in their students and that's exactly what Mr. Rooney was doing. It doesn't matter if, on a personal level, he's a dick or not -- he is literally paid with your tax money to make sure kids aren't doing exactly what Ferris did. The kid can go to a museum and drive a sports car on the weekend. During the week, he and the other kids are Rooney's responsibility so they can, you know, get an education.


    And you know what? He was right all along. Ferris was skipping school. Worse yet, he lied to his parents and friends about being sick and pretty much got the whole town involved in the farce. He lied, he stole, and he caused millions in property damage by destroying Cameron's dad's beautiful car. That's not adorable, that's just being an egocentric cock. It wouldn't have been a satisfying movie ending to see Rooney expose Bueller for his douchebaggery, but it would have been by far the more just outcome. What happens instead is that Rooney loses his wallet and almost has his nipples ripped off by a Rottweiler.
    And we're asked to sit back and say, "serves him right for caring about the future of our country!"



    8. The Mutant Registration Act






    The Villain


    Headed by Senator Robert Kelly in the first X-Men movie, the Mutant Registration Side are the speciecist.. spesist... racist ... the jerks who demand a legislative bill forcing every super-powered individual in the country to register with the government. Just like the Jews in Nazi Germany!


    Hold Up A Minute


    The Nazi analogy would probably work a lot better if real-life Jews could shoot boiling acid out of their assholes or level entire cities by blinking, which our Jewish friends assure us only Mossad agents can do. The X-Men mutants on the other hand actually can conjure up hurricanes, stop time, and completely alter a person's mind until he really believes that Flavor Flav is a reasonable and intelligent media personality. It seems perfectly understandable that some folks might want to keep tabs on such individuals.

    And what happens when he can't? As a human in the X-Men movies you constantly have to be on the lookout not only for the evil mutants who want to kill you, but also for the supposed "good guys" who are often in the process of accidentally killing you. In X-Men, Cyclops loses his protective goggles in a crowded train station and just starts straight fire-blasting with his Murder Vision uncontrollably, unable to handle his powers or discern between bad guys and random kids who happen to be in the same building. And he's the good guy! In X2, every human on the planet almost had their brains melted simultaneously by a mutant.
    Obviously there is a thin line between cautious concern and downright mutant-prejudice but cut the civilians of the X-Men universe some slack. They live in constant fear, not knowing if the guy they just cut off on the freeway can explode their dick with his mind.



    7. The Hyenas






    The Villain


    In one of Disney's finest rip-offs to date, The Lion King hyenas were the mangy lowlifes who tried to kill Simba, assisted in the assassination of Mufasa and utterly destroyed the Pride Lands after helping Scar take over as king. Jesus, what is those assholes' problem?


    Hold Up A Minute


    They want something to eat. That's their problem, and it's only a problem because Mufasa banished them from the Pride Land and forced them to live in an elephant graveyard, which is no place to raise a child, hyena or otherwise. We never know why they were banished to the Pride Slums, leaving us to assume Mufasa's unedited explaination of the Circle of Life went something like this:

    Mufasa: Everything you see exists together, in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance, and respect all the creatures-- from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope.

    Simba: But Dad, don't we eat the antelope?

    Mufasa: Yes, Simba, but let me explain. When we die, our bodies become grass. And the antelope eat the grass. And so we are all connected in the great Circle of Life.

    Simba: Wow... Say, Dad, where do the hyenas fit into the great Circle of Life?

    Mufasa: Ugh, the hyenas. No, f#@k those guys.



    That's the only way to explain how Scar got an entire army of these animals behind him with such dissident slogans as "Stick with me, and you will never go hungry again!" Scar wasn't promising them unlimited power, just the ability to eat and function as members of society. The hyenas were pissed because the oppressive lion regime had reduced them to second-class citizens, hoarding all the pie for themselves.

    No wonder they followed Mufasa's brother. What Scar offered the hyenas was a revolution of the common man. He was more or less their four-legged Lenin.



    6. Carl Anheuser






    The Villain


    In Roland Emmerich's latest "planetary kablooey movie with a date in the title", 2012, Carl Anheuser is the asshole chief of staff-turned-president who in the film's climax closes the doors to the ships carrying the last surviving humans on Earth, allowing thousands outside to drown...


    Hold Up A Minute


    ...and securing the future of the human race.

    Anheuser didn't simply wake up one day and think to himself "Today, I shall be a massive dickcheese for no good reason." When he closed the entrance to the arks, it was because a mile-long tsunami was coming their way, threatening to violently flush humanity's last hope down earth's crapper. It was either the few thousand people outside, or the few hundred thousand inside, and someone had to make that call. Luckily, Anheuser wasn't born with a burnt sack of crap where his brain should be.

    We know it sucked for those who didn't get onboard, but the whole planet was about to go tits up and Carl had to make sure that the last human survivors on Earth... you know, survived. He didn't even let his own mother on the ships because she was like a million and, frankly, when you're picking survivors, you have to think long term, which means one thing: Repopulation.

    By bringing his mother onto the ark, Anheuser would be implicitly stating "Yes, I want as many people as possible to have sex with my mom so we can repopulate the world. Everyone does their part, come on." The man had to make some very hard choices just so the arks' 400,000-something inhabitants could breed in peace in the future, but putting his mom out to stud was not one of them.



    5. The Wicked Witch Of The West






    The Villain


    You're in a tough spot if "Wicked" is right there in your name, but WWW isn't exactly the most image conscious celebrity in Oz, either: She kidnapped Dorothy, threatened to drown her dog and tried to set The Scarecrow on fire, all to get her hands on the girl's ruby slippers. Foot fetish or not, that was some stone-cold villainy.


    Hold Up A Minute


    Remember that the Witch wasn't after Dorothy, and she wasn't trying to rule the world. All she ever wanted was those slippers. Say, how did Dorothy acquire those magical shoes in the first place? Why, by taking them off the blood-drenched feet of the Wicked Witch of the East. Who she just murdered. Who also happened to be the Wicked Witch of the West's sister.

    Let's look at the whole "accident" from the West Witch's perspective:

    The Witch sisters are hanging around Oz, minding their own business when some random teenager crushes a woman to death with a house, killing her instantly in an act of domiciliary manslaughter. Next, the teenager waltzes out and corpse-loots the victim's shoes (some sort of creepy kill-trophy, no doubt) which under every inheritance law in the universe damn well belong to the deceased's surviving family.

    From where we stand, the Wicked Witch of the West had every right in the world to bludgeon Dorothy to death with a sock full of toxic batteries, but what did she do? Absolutely nothing. She just wanted her shoes back, and every action that she took was motivated by that want. Then, of course, Dorothy raises an army in the form of a giant, talking lion, a man made of metal and an unkillable scarecrow, steals the Witch's broomstick and kills the Witch, staging a nice little Witch sister reunion in the afterlife.



    4. Brigadier General Francis X. Hummel






    The Villain


    The actions of General Hummel (Ed Harris) in The Rock read almost like a How-To Guide for Villainous Assholes:
    1.) Break into Alcatraz, take lots of hostages
    2.) Demand $100 million from the government, threaten to launch a WMD nerve agent over San Francisco if your demands are not met
    3.) Eat a puppy (probably).


    Hold Up A Minute


    There certainly is a major villain in The Rock but it's not General Hummel. Ironically, it's the U.S. government, something you wouldn't expect in a movie by Michael "Star Spangled 'Splosion" Bay. Hummel was only doing this in the first place because the government used him and his troops for illegal clandestine missions all over the world. But Uncle Sam wouldn't spare a counterfeit wooden nickel for the families of soldiers who died during those missions. For some reason Hummel had a problem with that.

    And he tried getting money and attention the legitimate ways. Hummel exhausted every official channel, trying to get the country to cough up some cash, before finally giving up and moving from strongly worded letters to the next logical thing: chemical warfare terrorism. Besides, he never wanted the 100 mill to be paid from the country's homeless kitten shelter budget or anything. Hummel specifically asks for the money to come from the Red Sea Trading Company... "a slush-fund where the Pentagon keeps proceeds from illegal arms deals."

    In the end, Hummel never hurt one innocent person and revealed that the nerve agent missiles he had prepared were all a bluff, making his whole operation something of a large scale charity performance, only with guns and WMDs instead of smugness. Elaborate and dangerous, sure, but his punishment, (that Nicolas Cage goes down as the hero of the movie he died in), should count as a war crime.



    3. Captain Skroeder






    The Villain


    In the theological-nightmare movie Short Circuit a military robot is granted a soul after being struck by a lightning bolt. Gaining sentience and running away, he is constantly pursued by the ruthless security-chief of the company that built him, Captain Skroeder-a man who will stop at nothing to destroy the so called "malfunctioning" machine.


    Hold Up A Minute


    Here's a riddle for you. What do you call a piece of electronics which stopped working the way it was supposed to? We'll give you a hint: it starts with an "m" and Eminem cuold make it rhyme with "mouth-puncturing." Johnny 5 was not only a malfunctioning piece of machinery for which Skroeder was responsible, he was a dangerous robot designed for killing and armed with one of the most powerful lasers in the world. If Skroeder could stop Johnny 5 and fix the broken, highly dangerous robot from wandering around a world full of life, the value of which he didn't understand, Skroeder would be a god damned hero.

    It's still unclear to us how, in a movie full of scientists and people not currently in mental institutions, it took Skroeder, a security officer, to disbelieve that souls can travel through lightning strikes. The funny thing is he sort of had a point there, because during the first days of Johnny's so called "sentience", he didn't even understand the concept of life and death. Do you understand the implications of that? A machine that can kill but doesn't know what killing means? We should have been rooting for someone to drop a bomb on this military murder-bot before it "disassembled" a bunch of toddlers.

    In comparison, all Skroeder wanted was to quietly run the robot over with his truck. That's not so bad. But instead, Johnny got to go and live his life, and Skroeder loses, disgraced. A note to all of the special Captains of Robotics out there: Do not take any lessons from Short Circuit. If your brand new kill-bot gains sentience and wants to explore the world with its newfound emotions, do not let it.



    2. The Machines






    The Villain


    The Matrix bots freaking harvest people for energy, man! And use us as characters in their twisted robot versions of The Sims, where you know they amuse themselves by messing with our minds and reprogramming random people to do really stupid stuff, like make and watch additional Matrix movies.


    Hold Up A Minute


    Let's go back to the start. Some of this backstory is relayed in the films, some of it in The Animatrix, the series of shorts the creators released between films. Either way, this is canon in the Matrix universe.

    In the beginning, the Machines were our slaves, used for every job imaginable -- and yes, someone probably was screwing them over -- before they got too smart for their own good and decided that serving us wasn't the most efficient use of their time. So we tried to mass-murder them. As a neat little compromise, the bots created a peaceful robot-utopia in the desert, which quickly became the world's leading economy. Our response was to mass-murder them some more (it was the future's hot new answer to all possible problems, including failing test scores among middle-schoolers).

    But suddenly, out of NOWHERE, a war broke out between us, and the machines won. They won and the humans lost, so after all of the years of being treated like slaves by the humans, it was time for the robots to get revenge. And what did the robots do to make us humans pay? They gave us a Paradise Virtual Reality. They realized that a world of both humans and robots could not exist peacefully, so they gave us a world where robots didn't exist and said "Live out your lives here, and we'll live out our lives in our world." Humans weren't living in the real world, but no one could tell the difference anyway, so it shouldn't have mattered.

    And to show our appreciation for one of the most even compromises in history, we began a campaign to murder every single last robot. That'll teach them to beat us in war and show mercy.



    1. Sauron






    The Villain


    Oh, come on. Sauron is like the archetypal evil overlord. He's got massive armies of monsters. He has a flaming eyeball. He has a helmet made of spikes, people, come on. And, he did... you know, he did all of those... things. And..


    Hold Up A Minute


    And what exactly? Please tell us, because throughout the entire 2000-hour run of the Jackson trilogy, we couldn't find a single reason why everyone demonized Sauron like he was a debt-collecting pedophile. Yes, he was building an army to advance on Middle Earth. But who was in that army? What were they fighting for?

    This was a world where Orcs were used as target practice among elvish communities. The elves loved that shit. Sauron put a stop to that by offering all the underprivileged creatures a place in his non-race-exclusive army (the only nonsegregated force in Middle Earth other than the Fellowship), with promises of their own country in the future. After what he did for the orcs and the goblins, Sauron was just some towering, mace-wielding.

    Of course the humans and elves couldn't have that, because if orcs moved-in next door to them, their houses' property value would go down. After all, these creatures are dark and smelly and have weird voices. They must be murdered on sight.

    We hear a lot about freedom, and the free peoples of Middle Earth standing up to Mordor. What do we mean by "free?" They're certainly not fighting for Democracy -- each kingdom is a monarchy where the people have no say over what the leader does as long as that leader possesses the right genes. And overwhelmingly it seems like what those leaders like to do is shit on the Orcs, and the countless other minorities who Sauron was able to recruit onto his side.

    What you were seeing in these films was not an unprovoked act of aggression, undertaken just for the hell of it. You were seeing generations of pent-up frustration by oppressed minorities, harnessed by a leader they could get behind. What Sauron did was nothing more than try to cut out a piece of that Middle Earth dream for himself and his followers, and find land that doesn't require them to live under a continuously erupting volcano.

    His methods were violent and there were excesses -- as you see in every revolution. But if Middle Earth doesn't take a moment to understand why Sauron was able to draw tens of thousands of disenfranchised individuals to his cause, then they're destined to fight the same war all over again, as soon as the next Sauron shows up.



    Source







    crying tears of blood rn

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    A few short weeks ago, the media was reporting that "Teen Mom 2" star Leah Messer and fiance Jeremy Calvert were expecting twins -- again -- in addition to her two daughters Aleeah and Aliannah with her ex-husband Corey Simms.

    We're sad to report that Messer has suffered a miscarriage. "It's a devastating experience, but all I can do is support Leah and take things day by day," Calvert tells OK. "It's hard, but we will get through it."

    Messer, 19, had a difficult pregnancy the first go-round as well. She went into early labor at the six-month mark and remained on bed rest for the duration. Daughter Aliannah has suffered from developmental problems as a result, though Aleeah is doing well.
    source


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    Miley Cyrus celebrated her boyfriend Liam's birthday last weekend by licking a birthday cake that would make most men feel ... just plain inadequate.

    The massive phallic confection was rolled out Saturday night at Club Icon in Downtown L.A. -- and 19-year-old Miley quickly jumped at the photo op ... posing alongside the ... well, just click to see for yourself.

    Liam probably wasn't into blowing out the candles so we're guessing Miley did the job for him.

    Some party goers tell us ... 19-year-old Miley was drinking alcohol and partying all night.

    Calls to Miley's reps were not returned.










    I only added the Cake pictures more party photos at the Source

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    We've all heard about the success of models in terms of the cashola they take home annually (enough to make you feel real emasculated, friend), in terms of their hotness (duh -- see our Top 99), but what about their online presences? Well, a website called PeekYou uses a ranking system from 1 to 10 that takes things like someone's prominence in the news, their activity on social media and such into account, which then translates into a score of how important they are online. 

    For some, this is an interesting new way of ranking favorite models. For others, it's just another excuse to be reminded of them. Here's the list:

    10. Daria Werbowy - Score: 8.58/10
    9. Carolyn Murphy - Score: 8.63/10
    8. Natalia Vodianova - Score: 8.68/10
    7. Lara Stone - Score: 8.73/10
    6. Candice Swanepoel - Score: 9.14/10
    5. Alessandra Ambrosio - Score: 9.66/10
    4. Gisele Bundchen - Score: 9.82/10
    3. Adriana Lima - Score: 9,98/10
    2. Heidi Klum - Score: 10/10
    1. Kate Moss - Score: 10/10

    So according to PeekYou, Kate Moss and Heidi Klum are the world's top models -- online. 
    Source: http://www.askmen.com/entertainment/austin_3800/3858_models-and-media.html


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    More bad behavior out of Teen Mom 2's Jenelle Evans.

    The embattled North Carolina native, 20, clashed with her roommate Tori on Tuesday's episode after she noticed her boyfriend Kieffer sent a mysterious text message to an out-of-state area code, raising her antennas for the worse.

    Jenelle’s and Tori's skirmish began after Jenelle took a shot Tori's boyfriend Tylor, leading the two girls to launch into a nasty cat fight, complete with hair-pulling, punches, kicks -- and even the use of drum sticks -- as weapons.

    The girls' bad vibes seemed to have a contagious effect, and soon the boyfriends Tylor and Kieffer began going at it.

    Jenelle threw up the white flag at the end, yelling, "Just leave me alone!"



    Evans is hardly any stranger to trouble: Most recently, she was arrested this month for "communicating threats" and making "harassing phone calls" to her one-time roommate Hannah Inman.

    RadarOnline

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    Can we buy a vowel ... err a shot of vodka?

    Longtime Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak says he used to host the popular game show drunk. "When I first started and was much younger and could tolerate those things," Sajak tells Dan Le Batard of "Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable." "We had a different show then."

    The 65-year-old, who has hosted Wheel of Fortune since 1981, says he and right-hand woman Vanna White used to go to a local Mexican restaurant in Burbank during their two-and-a-half hour dinner breaks. That break gave the duo more than enough time to knock a couple margaritas back before the night tapings. "Vanna and I would go across and have two or three or six and then come and do the last shows and have trouble recognizing the alphabet. They're really great tapes to get a hold of," Sajak said. "I had a great time. I have no idea if the shows were any good, but no one said anything, so I guess I did OK."

    Unfortunately, margaritas — or any sort of alcohol for that matter — no longer play a part in Sajak's hosting routine. "I would be hesitant to have anything to drink now," he said. What a _arty _oo_er


    Video of the interview


    Pat drinking some wine during a commercial break in an episode that seems fairly recent nbd




    Tbh this isn't shocking to anyone who's actually watched the old episodes of Wheel of Fortune.

    SAUCED

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    Episode 1: Ex-ual Tension




    CHALLENGE

    "Give Me Some Honey"

    Two platforms are connected by a beam. Challengers must transfer honey from a bathtub on one platform to an empty container on the other platform using only their bodies.

    CHALLENGE WINNERS / "POWER COUPLE"

    CAMILA & JOHNNY



    CHALLENGE LOSERS / SENT INTO THE DOME

    NATE & PRISCILLA



    VOTED INTO THE DOME

    WES & MANDI



    THE DOME CHALLENGE

    "X Knocks The Spot"

    Players stand on a platform directly across from their partners. And "X" with a high bar and a low bar starts spinning and players must jump and duck in order to not be knocked off their platforms. Last one standing wins for their team.

    ELIMINATED

    NATE & PRISCILLA



    EPISODE 2 SNEAK PEEK



    When Tyrie overhears Jasmine talking about him, their confrontation turns physical.




    SOURCE + My TV
    lol the diem / ct telenovela~

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    'Glee' star Naya Rivera has admitted to a past romantic fling with co-star Mark Salling, but she's now reportedly dating a writer on the hit Fox series. Or is she?

    According to Perez Hilton, Naya was seen getting close with 'Glee' writer Matthew Hodgson at her party. "They hung together all night and really looked like they were having a good time," an eyewitness told the site. "There's definitely something more than co-workers or just friends going on."

    However, Naya's 2011 birthday celebration sparked similar rumors about her and Chord Overstreet, which the now 25-year-old has since refuted. "That was nothing," she said on 'The Wendy Williams Show.' "That was silly ... he came to my birthday in Vegas and he wasn't having a very good time. So I literally held his hand and was trying to console him in the club. They took a picture and we were dating."

    Naya hasn't confirmed or denied her relationship with Matthew just yet, but she's been open about her past relationships. "Mark and I were never like a serious thing ... I still consider him one of my best friends," she explained. "He's like the sweetest guy. I mean, put your hand up if you wouldn't smooch that mug."

    source

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    Lizzy Caplan has had an adventurous couple of years. She met a rather unfortunate end in Cloverfield and helped John Cusack change his future in Hot Tub Time Machine. She's that snarky chick from Party Down who managed to make a bowtie and cummerbund hot, but she also got hooked on vampire blood and had crazy sex with Ryan Kwanten in an altogether too short arc in True Blood. All you really need to know, though, is that Lizzy Caplan is the coolest chick in any room.


    Caplan's also got plum parts in two very buzzy Sundance films this year. She stars in the lovely romantic drama Save the Date as Sarah, a sweet comic book artist and bookstore manager who's severely allergic to commitment. She costars with Alison Brie, who plays her marriage-minded sister Beth, Martin Starr as Beth's fiancé Andrew, Geoffrey Arend as her ex-boyfriend Kevin, and Mark Webber as her new paramour. This wonderful ensemble brings tons of heart to a relatable story about how scary love, sex, marriage, and loneliness can be.

    On the opposite side of the spectrum is the brutally black comedy Bachelorette with Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, James Marsden, and her old Party Down paramour, Adam Scott. Caplan plays Gena, a coked-out mess who returns to NYC for an old friend's wedding. Besides the utter havoc that she and her gal pals Regan (Dunst) and Katie (Fisher) cause for the bride-to-be at her rehearsal dinner, the trio go on a secret all-night quest to get the bridal dress fixed after a drunken mishap. On the way, things get really, really ugly. Forget Bridesmaids and even The Hangover; writer/director Leslye Headland takes us on an overnight tour of three impressively messed-up female psyches. GQ chatted with Caplan about both films, her crazed week in Park City, and the joys of simulated sex.



    GQ: Is this your first Sundance?
    Lizzy Caplan:
    No, I was here two years ago for a short film that I was in, but I produced it also. It's called Successful Alcoholics.


    GQ: But it's still pretty surreal, right?
    Lizzy Caplan:
    Oh, yeah. It's a very different coming with a short film, because it shows in a shorts program as opposed to your own premiere, and then to have two films here this year is pretty insane. Luckily they're in separate categories so I'm getting to experience the premiere and also the competition vibe, but yeah, it's overwhelming. I'm tired.


    GQ: It's that time where everyone forgets what day it is.
    Lizzy Caplan:
    Oh, totally. If I wasn't leaving today, I'd have no idea what day it is. I'm just waiting for people to tell me where to go and for how long for so many days in a row. I just need to go home and exercise my independence for half a day or something.


    GQ: What is it like having this instantaneous feedback on your movies? I mean, even beyond buzz on the shuttle bus or in the bathrooms afterwards, you've got people leaving the screenings and Tweeting things immediately.
    Lizzy Caplan:
    Yeah. Yeah. It's super intense. I'm not on Twitter, but I've been checking it, not having an account, and it's—I mean, I guess there's nothing to do about it but accept that's the way it is now. Otherwise, you'll drive yourself crazy.

    I shot Save the Date in the summer and Bachelorette late summer, and they turned them around so quickly and we're seeing them now, and so that part of the instantaneous, the immediate gratification, it feels more like television than film, so that I like. The Tweeting business, that's a little too instant for my liking. But then again, you get to hear what people are thinking—like, people, lots of people, you get to hear their individual opinions as opposed to just a reviewer or critic.


    GQ: Obviously, you can't get away from the fact that the themes of both your movies at Sundance are commitment, fear of commitment, fear of growing up, stuff like that. Are you at that stage where everyone starts getting married?
    Lizzy Caplan:
    Well, I was born and raised in Los Angeles, and we don't get married there. [laughs] Not 'til way later, for the most part. I have a couple friends from growing up who are married, but the vast majority of us are not. I think it's similar in New York, or maybe it's just similar in this business. The way that I see marriage is different than the way my sister sees marriage or my brother, even though I guess they were raised in LA also, but I think there's something about this business that you can stay sort of young and immature for longer than maybe you should. I think the themes are just going to start popping up more and more as I approach 30, because that's just a very appropriate milestone to base a story around.

    GQ: It's a big one. It kind of socks you in the face for a few years.
    Lizzy Caplan:
    Does it?


    GQ: Yeah.
    Lizzy Caplan:
    Uh-oh.


    GQ: It's fun. It gets better after that.
    Lizzy Caplan:
    I know Mike Mohan, the director, has talked about this in a couple of interviews. I feel like Save the Date is a kind of anti-marriage movie, like the happy ending for Alison [Brie] and Martin [Starr] is that they call off the wedding, which is not to say they won't be together and get married down the line; I'm sure they will. But it seems like the happy ending comes with calling off your wedding, if you really boil it down and simplify it. But Mike Mohan, the writer and director, is happily married for multiple years, so he does believe in it. And both of our producers who were on set everyday, they're both married and dig it, but I find when I talk to people who are married, I always ask, "Do you like it? Are you still having fun with this person?" And clearly it's a different answer for everybody, but the institution of marriage, the fact that we still take it as seriously as we do when it seems kind of like an antiquated way of thinking, is ridiculous. Like, the amount of pressure, I'm sure, when you hit 30, 35, as a woman… And I'm not even anti-marriage, I'm not. I probably will get married; half the time it's a very exciting idea to me, the other half the time, it's [like], why? Who cares? As soon as you get married, you're closer to getting divorced.


    GQ: The message of both movies is "Do your thing" and "Fuck everyone else." Which I like.
    Lizzy Caplan:
    I do too. So much easier said than done, because you really do get that pressure. I felt lucky that I had kind of avoided it. My family's very chill about that stuff. They're not asking questions about if and when I'm gonna get married, even though both of my siblings are. My sister got married a few years ago, and I know a lot of girls, when they go to their sister's weddings, the family just descends upon them and starts asking them those questions. People, for the most part, leave me alone, but I also feel that the timer's about to expire and I'm going to be getting that question quite often, and it'll just make me probably not want to do it. But whatever. We'll see.

    And the thing is, when you have a child with somebody, that, to me, is a true bond for life. Way more so than a wedding or just a marriage. As soon as you have a kid, then you're really stuck. [laughs]


    GQ: What I thought was really cool about Save the Date was that no one's villainized. Even Sarah's new boyfriend Jonathan, everyone's like, "Yeah, he's a good guy. I hate to say it." It's so nice, in a story about love and how complicated it is.
    Lizzy Caplan:
    Totally. I think that all of the characters are recognizable from a lot of people's lives. I hope that they are. And I do think that [in] life, minus the occasional psychopath here and there, everybody truly is just doing the best that they can, and a lot of times, doing the best that you can hurts other people's feelings, and it's unavoidable. I do like the idea of the nice guy kind of getting shit on, because that is what happens. I mean, he is so loving, and I know personally, in my past, if guys have been so nice to me—nice is the wrong word—anything I wanted, they treated, and put me on a pedestal and all that, I do get sort of bored with that and want to push them away. I don't think it's as cliché—it's certainly not for me—as like, "I like guys who are assholes to me." Definitely not. But that pure, sweet niceness, I don't know, I liked seeing in a movie that that's not really working out for him trying to get this girl.


    GQ: At the same time, a lot of characters and real-life guys have this victimization thing, like, "I'm so nice! Why are women so shitty to me?" And then they're kind of the biggest assholes.
    Lizzy Caplan:
    Yeah, they hate women. I was just talking to a guy in the hallway who I spoke to before in an interview, and he's 25 and a nice guy, and it's like, he really did seem like a very, very super-nice guy, and he really connected with that character in the film, and I told him, "Yeah, it sucks to be a nice guy when you're 25 'cause girls that age do not want to be with a nice guy." Like, in five to 10 years, girls will want him, but in the meantime, I dunno. Obviously, exceptions to every rule but the girls that I know and the girl that I was when I was 25 was not super interested in the perfect person to bring home to your dad.


    GQ: The audience response to Bachelorette this morning was really fun. In the ladies' bathroom, on the bus, everywhere, people of all ages.
    Lizzy Caplan:
    Really!


    GQ: I love that it was written and directed by a woman, of course, and that's kind of my jam, and you guys are so mean.
    Lizzy Caplan:
    So mean. So mean!


    GQ: What's more awkward, these really authentic, beautiful sex scenes in Save the Date or pretending to be a giant cokehead and saying "cunt" in front of everyone in Bachelorette?
    Lizzy Caplan:
    You mean to shoot or to watch?


    GQ: Both.
    Lizzy Caplan:
    To shoot, I think the sex scenes are actually sort of easier, especially if you have an amazing costar, and I had two in this, but especially Mark [Webber] because that's where the real intimate ones were. I'm a big fan of shooting those. I think it's hilarious and awesome that that's part of my job, to simulate sex with somebody I just met in front of, like, 10 strangers. That's so weird that I think it's hilarious and fun. But trying to maintain a level of coked-outness is harder, I think, when you're shooting. But then watching it—I enjoy shooting a sex scene and I hate watching them. Oh my God. Watching them with an audience—it's just brutal. I just covered my eyes and held onto Mark's arm the whole time. It's so embarrassing. It sucks. [laughs]


    GQ: Watching the coke scenes in Bachelorette made me a little nervous, just because by proxy I'm all jittery now.
    Lizzy Caplan:
    People have said that, that they leave a little amped up from watching it. The character overall though, it's easier for me to do those coked-out drinking scenes because that's all just blocking out real emotion and doing whatever you can to not feel feelings. That's her whole M.O., whereas being laid completely bare and vulnerable, that's just personally a harder place for me to get to.


    GQ: So is Adam Scott's wife tired of you making out with her husband?
    Lizzy Caplan:
    [laughs] Adam Scott's wife and I, Naomi is her name, and she's incredible, and we get along super-well. And I say this sometimes in interviews, but I think I might like Naomi more than I like Adam. Like, at parties when we see each other, I'm spending the whole time with Naomi, not with him, so it's cool. I don't know how I would feel [laughs], necessarily, but she's bad ass. She's the coolest woman. She would never be intimidated by the likes of me, ever. She would have no reason to. She's the raddest. Everybody loves her.


    GQ: It's kind of funny. He's a huge crush object now.
    Lizzy Caplan:
    I know, I see that stuff. It's really funny to me because I've known him now for a few years, and we have kind of a relationship where I pick on him quite a bit, and to see him becoming this lust object for girls is so funny to me. I just can't. Whenever something comes up in conversation about that, it makes me laugh.


    GQ: All the girls after Save the Date were like, "Martin Starr is jacked! What happened?"
    Lizzy Caplan:
    Martin Starr, man. He has the sickest body. It's like the best kept secret ever. Martin Starr has a smoking hot bod. Yeah. It's awesome. It's awesome. And the last thing I'll say about Adam, if I could shoot every movie with him, I would, just because it's so easy working with him. We know how to do it now really well.




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    Netflix will not expand into renting video games, marking the final end of the disastrous Qwikster experiment. CEO Reed Hastings just confirmed to investors that his company no longer plans to rent games, a strategy that was first announced in September as part of the planned Qwikster DVDs-by-mail business spinoff. That split was then canceled after massive public outcry, but it had appeared the video games plan was still on the table. Not so anymore. We're not sure why renting games made sense for Qwikster but not Netflix as a whole, but then again, we're not sure anything about Qwikster ever made sense. We're also not sure Netflix has followed through on a single plan it's made in the last six months.

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    Nothing in your Pocket:



    Up and coming music superstar Rose Emanuel has released her first music video for her soon-to-be chart topping hit "Nothing in your Pocket". The 19 year old superstar tweeted the video to her 500 followers earlier today! Good effort Rose!


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    Kylie Minogue is celebrating 25 years as a pop star by revisiting some of her old songs.


    The singer, who released her debut single The Loco-Motion in 1987, has recorded a new acoustic version of her 1992 hit Finer Feelings at the Abbey Road studios in London. She will be releasing more new recordings of her songs during the year.

    A source said last night: “She’s really excited about revisiting some of her earliest hits. She’s got a lot of younger fans who have never even heard some of her most iconic songs.”

    Kylie, 43, who first found fame as Charlene in Neighbours, received an OBE in 2008 in recognition of a career that has seen her sell millions of albums.

    She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and had surgery and chemotherapy, before getting the all-clear in 2006.


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    One professor is exploring how Beyoncé has altered America's views on race, sex and gender.

    Beyoncé is many things: The labels singer, actress, designer, sex symbol, entrepreneur, wife and mother have all been used to describe her. Kevin Allred, a professor and doctoral student at Rutgers University, sees her as something even greater with her capacity to effect social change.



    As Bossip.com reports, he plans to explore this new role with his course Politicizing Beyoncé. Students shouldn't expect to breeze through this class on the "Run The World (Girls)" diva, which will be about more than just her impressive body of work.

    “This isn’t a course about Beyoncé’s political engagement or how many times she performed during President Obama’s inauguration weekend,” Kevin said.

    Politicizing Beyoncé will not only take a deeper look at Bey's music, but the class will also frame her material against the backdrop of Black feminism. The class will compare Beyonce's work with writings from the likes of Bell Hooks, Alice Walker and even Sojourner Truth.

    But how does Bey fit in with such a group? “She certainly pushes boundaries,” Kevin reasoned. “While other artists are simply releasing music, she’s creating a grand narrative around her life, her career, and her persona.”

    During the course, Kevin will discuss how Beyoncé has controlled the perspective on her image over the years, whether provocative, girlish or empowering.

    —Sonya Eskridge




    source/ i go there.

    since the witchcraft and magic course become all the rage to take and lady gaga classes are apparently happening at other schools i'm really not surprised... plus we were the home of snookiegate sooooo.... lol.

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    Andrea is pregnant and Sharon is working on her second solo album




    The Corrs farewelled fans in 2006, announcing they were going to take time to focus on their families.

    They had definitely earned a break.

    Since releasing their debut record in 1995, which fused the traditional Irish folk of their homeland with modern pop music, sisters Andrea, Sharon, Caroline and brother Jim Corr, had toured the world constantly and sold over 40 million records.

    But for Sharon, the violinist whose instrument provided the hooks for hit singles like I Never Loved You Anyway and Runaway, an extended time away from music was out of the question.

    "I would have gone nuts - absolutely stir crazy," Sharon Corr says, from her Dublin home.

    "I knew music was too important in my life and too much a part of me to walk away from it."




    Between the commitments of raising a family and touring, the songwriter has started work on a second solo record.

    "So [for the new album] I've been writing with other people and that's been brilliant.

    "It's brought other angles to my music that perhaps wouldn't have been there.

    "We're going to record it in May and hopefully have it out in September/October."

    Not for the first time - and certainly not the last - I ask Corr if there are any plans for her to reunite with her fellow famous siblings for a new record.

    "We've discussed it... but there hasn't been an answer," Corr laughs.

    "Right now there's no plans - and Andrea's pregnant at the moment, so I don't see it happening in the near future.

    "I won't say never, but there aren't any plans right now.

    Trip down memory lane




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    Disney has halted sales of a Mickey Mouse shirt after its comparisons to Joy Division drew web attention.

    The shirt, which presented a silhouette of the iconic cartoon character's head filled with raised black-and-white lines, echoed the cover of the post-punk band's 1979 album "Unknown Pleasures." That album's own cover image, representing readings from the first pulsar discovery, was borrowed from an astronomy encyclopedia.


    "Inspired by the iconic sleeve of Joy Division's 'Unknown Pleasures' album, this Waves Mickey Mouse Tee incorporates Mickey's image within the graphic of the pulse of a star. That's appropriate given few stars have made bigger waves than Mickey!" this listing, now removed, read.

    "As soon as we became aware there could be an issue, we pulled it from our shelves and our online store to review the situation further," a Disney representative said, according to reports.

    The shirt was sold out as of Tuesday evening, after initial reports -- which questioned the shirt's appropriateness, given the suicide that ended the band's career -- made waves online.

    It was for sale at the Disneyland and Disney World theme parks as well as Disney's online store.

    But former Joy Division bassist Peter Hook weighed in before the pull, making light of the situation.

    "I take it as a compliment," he told the Los Angeles Times. "If I had a pound for every time someone bootlegged Joy Division, I'd be as rich as Disney. But it's interesting in a kitsch way. It's this cross between something very adult and this well-known image of childhood."

    To his knowledge, Disney hadn't consulted with the band's remaining members on the shirt, Hook added.

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    Hmmm. What do you think? Do you think they should have pulled the shirt?



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    After an 18 month absence from the stage, Mariah Carey is to making a grand return to the live circuit this May. And, in news that will excite her legion of Lambs, the diva is reportedly bringing new material with her.

    The ‘Make It Happen’ singer has been tapped to headline the 11th Annual Mawazine Festival in Morocco on May 26th; with the event organizers confirming that the singer will be performing new songs.

    many a debate has raged as to what direction the songbird should embrace next. And while we’re still many months off, we can’t but salivate at the prospect of new Mimi material. Especially in light of the wonders pregnancy worked on her vocals. Roll on May!
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