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- 01/17/13--10:41: _ONTD Roundup
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- 01/17/13--11:28: _and there's more
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- 01/16/13--09:13: Tia Eats Tamera's Placenta & Likes It!
- 01/16/13--09:20: Kris Kross Is Wiggity, Wiggity, Wiggity Back.
- 01/16/13--09:21: "Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans is Pregnant again
- 01/16/13--09:34: And This Is Only The Start
- 01/17/13--10:26: Noel Gallagher: 'God is an Oasis fan'
- 01/17/13--10:26: 'American Idol' premiere ratings down: 'NCIS' scored more viewers
- 01/17/13--10:35: Quentin Tarantino And The Art Of The Badass Soundtrack
- 01/17/13--10:41: Elementary: How will Sherlock and Watson's relationship change now??
- 01/17/13--10:41: Parks and Recreation back today at 8:30/7:30c
- 01/17/13--10:41: ONTD Roundup
- Lady Gaga Admits She Stole a Sample for Judas, Tried to Cover It
- Robert Pattinson Splits from Kristen Stewart for the Second Time
- Teen Mom Jenelle Evans is Pregnant, Again
- Lindsay Lohan Pays Her Bills By Playing The Real-Life Role Of A High Class Escort
- One Direction Goes to Ghana + Slammed for Negative Representation
- Jennifer Lawrence Accidentally Slips "Obama" Instead of "Osama"
- Britney's Vegas Deal is Imminent, $200 Million for 2 Years
- Notre Dame Football Star, Manti Te'o, Dead Girlfriend is A Hoax + He's a "Liar" + Caught Up in More Lies
- Julianne Moore: Wrinkles aren't fun
- Jeremy Renner Is Going to Be a Dad, Ex-Girlfriend Is Pregnant!
- Nicole Kidman: I Respect Connor & Isabella's Religion
- Scott Disick's Modeling Past: Kourtney Kardashian's Man Broods on Young-Adult Book Covers
- Lena Dunham Goes on The Howard Stern Show, Buries Hatchet
- Dylan O'Brien Moonlighting As A Writer For Teen Wolf Season 3
- Heterosexual Turd Alert: fun.'s Jack Antonoff Hurt By Stigma That Hetero Men Don't Care About Homos
- Nicole Kidman: Peeing on Someone isn't Shocking
- Elizabeth Banks Says Moms of Only Children Aren’t ‘Really’ Moms, Pisses Off Fake Moms Everywhere
- Yesterday's ONTD Roundup
- 01/17/13--11:27: USA's 'Suits': A Look into the Power Dynamics
- 01/17/13--11:27: One Direction Gracing Japan with their Light
- 01/17/13--11:28: Django Unchained becomes Quentin Tarantino's highest grossing film
- 01/17/13--11:28: and there's more
- 01/17/13--11:28: Taylor Swift 'texts Harry wanting to reunite'- lol sure
- 01/17/13--11:28: Iggy Azalea and Michael B. Jordan break up
- 01/17/13--11:28: ‘Once Upon a Time’ 2×13 ‘Tiny’ synopsis
Tia and Tamera are close. Really, really, really close.
So close that the two identical sisters are becoming experts at tasting one another's bodily fluids! On the season finale of their Style network show Tia & Tamera, Tamera made her sister Tia eat her placenta.
It almost didn't happen when Tia saw a bit of residue in it, but after she mixed it with a little bit of brandy, it actually went down smoothly! Ew.
Tia wrote about the ordeal, saying that even though she enjoyed tasting her sister's placenta, she still thinks her breast milk tastes better:
Tasting Tamera's encapsulated placenta was very interesting! If you think about it too much, you're not going to like it, because all you're going to think about is that you're consuming placenta. But I was really, really surprised that it tasted pretty good mixed with a little bit of alcohol. It was definitely Tamera paying me back for making her taste my breast milk. I tasted my own breast milk and I still think my breast milk was sweeter than Tamera's placenta!
What do you think about Tia eating her sister's placenta? Click here if you're brave enough to watch the video!
Alexandra Burke has been pictured slipping into the hotel of Mr Selfridge star and notorious Hollywood womaniser Jeremy Piven after an evening out partying.
The 24-year-old X Factor winner, who has a history of being unlucky in love, is thought to have accompanied the US actor to designer Tom Ford's party last week but when spotted by onlookers, ever chivalrous Jeremy reportedly jumped out of their shared cab.
But it seems their ruse to possibly hide their new romance was shattered after both were spotted going back to the plush Corinthia Hotel, Alexandra appearing soon after Jeremy was seen waiting in the hotel lobby.
He was later seen hanging around the lobby until the Hallelujah singer, dressed to kill in a tight black dress, walked into the hotel.
A source told Heat magazine: 'She's definitely his type. She could be the one who tames him.'
The former X Factor singer was most recently romantically linked to footballer Dominique Jean-Zephirin.
However, Alexandra's brief relationship with old friend Jermain Defoe ended in disaster last year after she allegedly dumped him for habitual cheating.
Does she never learn? Notorious womaniser Jeremy Piven reportedly enjoyed a secret date with Alexandra Burke after the Tom Ford party last week (both pictured at the bash)
Surprise coupling: Mr Selfridge tv star Jeremy Piven is seen arriving at Lou Lou's with Alexandra Burke
The Tottenham Hotspur footballer reportedly slept with a model and another woman behind the singer's back.
Hollywood star Jeremy, who is friends with David Beckham, became a household name after playing Ari Gold in Entourage.
He scooped three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for playing the ruthless Hollywood player.
The Malibu-based actor's last romance with US socialite Erica Lancellotti ended six months ago after she spoke about their relationship.
Jeremy recently hit the small screen in the UK playing entrepreneur Harry Selfridge in Mr Selfridge, which has been dubbed 'Downton Abbey with tills' and if it is anything like its ITV sister show, will make the Hollywood actor a fortune.
Mail Online has contacted Alexandra and Jeremy for a comment.
Get ready to break out your backwards oversized gear again, because '90s pint-sized rap duo Kris Kross are all growed up and ready to jump jump back into the spotlight.
It's been 21 years since Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly and Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith became famous for those ridiculous outfits -- and their monster hit "Jump" -- and they've just announced they are reuniting for a 20th anniversary all-star concert honoring So So Def Recordings in Atlanta next month.
While a lot may have changed since the guys last had a hit, one thing has stayed the same ... Mac Daddy is still rockin' the backwards jeans.
'Cause inside out is wiggity wiggity wiggity wack.
Teen Mom Jenelle Evans is pregnant again, Star magazine is exclusively reporting.
The 21-year-old MTV reality show star is more than six weeks along with her second child and her husband, Courtland Rogers, shared the bombshell news that the baby is due September 4 and gushed over becoming a father again.
“Me and Jenelle are so happy that she’s pregnant,” her baby-daddy-to-be exclusively told Star.
“She told me, ‘I’m looking forward to a second chance.’”
Jenelle and Courtland are looking forward to their own family, as neither has custody of their child – her son Jace Evans lives with her mother Barbara Evans and his ex Taylor has custody of their daughter JaJa.
However, Jenelle hopes that having another child will help her regain custody of her first-born.
“She thinks if she can prove that she’s a good mother, she can get Jace back,” Courtland tells Star.
For more exclusive details on how Jenelle found out she was pregnant and if she’s stopped taking drugs to ensure the health of her baby, pick up the latest issue of Star magazine on newsstands Thursday.
From Courtlands twitter:
Source 1, 2
Barbara, are you ready to raise a second grandchild?
It's a celebration, bitches!
Justin Timberlake is bringing sexy and record sales back.
After releasing "Suit & Tie" featuring Jay-Z late Sunday night, JT's highly publicized collaboration has been selling like hot cakes on the digital charts.
FMQB reports that the release of "Suit & Tie" is projected to sell at least 400K copies by the end of the week, making this Justin's best digital sales week in the history of his career as a solo artist.
"Suit & Tie" will be the largest digital debut since Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" was released last year.
Besides celebrating the success of his comeback single, JT is also celebrating the relaunch of the social networking site MySpace.
The "SexyBack" singer bought a major stake the company back in 2011, and has worked tirelessly to rebrand and rebuild the once popular site.
Justin Timberlake's forthcoming album, The 20/20 Experience, is scheduled to be release sometime in 2013.
Digital sales weren't as ~big~ when his first two albums were out right? If a flop song like this can go this far, he'll probably hit 800k with the first hit single off this album.
Jessica Simpson is just rolling with it. The pregnant-again 32-year-old singer, designer and reality star revealed her expanding baby bump and curves in a tight leopard-print dress during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday Jan. 15 -- and was typically frank with Leno about dealing with a totally unexpected second pregnancy just six months after the birth of daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson.
One plan that keeps changing? Simpson's intended wedding to her babies' dad, Eric Johnson. "We've had two different wedding dates, but he keeps knocking me up," Simpson joked of the former NFL pro, 33, to whom she has been engaged for over two years.
"We're doing it very backwards, I know... I'll just keep my legs crossed, I guess, this time," cracked the Fashion Star mentor. "Apparently it was a part of God's plan for my life," she continued. When she discovered she was expecting again, "I was extremely shocked," Simpson said. "Because I was going through a lot of hormonal changes, trying to get back to the old, vibrant Jessica. You know, it was kind of like a one-night stand. And it happened, all over again!"
This time around, however, the Weight Watchers spokeswoman is determined to have a decidedly healthier pregnancy. While pregnant with Maxwell, Simpson admitted she gained "a lot more than doctors would recommend."
"I was really happy to be pregnant and I didn't ever step on the scale," admitted the blonde, who eventually lost 50 pounds post-baby via Weight Watchers and a personal trainer. "I didn't realize you could gain that much weight that quickly."
Noel Gallagher has claimed that God is likely to be a fan of Oasis.
Gallagher, who quit Oasis in 2009 and released his debut solo album in 2011, revealed his theory to The Sun. Explaining how he will convince St Peter to let him in when he reaches the pearly gates, Gallagher said: “I’d say, ‘You’ve heard 'Don’t Look Back In Anger'?’, and they’d say, ‘Of course’. I’d say, ‘Look it’s me, let us in. I can play you a tune. I robbed some stuff, I took a lot of drugs, but I’m all right’.”
Meanwhile, it's bad news for Oasis fans (including God) hoping to see the band reform any time soon. Speaking during a recent interview with C4 comedian Alan Carr, Noel stated that the band won't get back together unless their financial situation dramatically worsens. "What would it take? It would take Liam or myself to be very skint, and I know for a fact that ain't gonna happen. So other than that, I can't see it."
The singer also spoke about how he will approach talking to his children about drugs, admitting that it would be rich for him to preach abstinence given his well-documented history with cigarettes and alcohol – and more. Gallagher said he was "dreading" his children's teenage years as he's in no position to lecture them, so would instead say, "Everything in moderation, lads. And just remember: you will never be as cool as your dad. Remember that."
The only real question was: By how much?
Fox’s American Idol returned Wednesday night to its lowest-rated and least-watched regular-season premiere telecast ever (the first season aired during the summer and generally isn’t counted). Idol delivered 17.9 million viewers and a 6.0 adults 18-49 demo rating. That’s down 19 percent from last year’s opener, which was the previous lowest-ever record-holder.
The numbers also mean last night’s Idol premiere will not be the most-watched entertainment show this week — Tuesday’s NCIS had 22.9 million viewers. This is the first time another series was seen by more viewers than Idol during its regular season premiere week.
Fox was braced for worse. Last year Idol was down an unprecedented 24 percent after the network launched The X Factor in the fall. This fall had both X Factor and NBC’s powerful The Voice, so competition show burnout by the time Idol opened seemed likely. Idol still managed to rank as the top-rated singing show premiere this season.
Fox’s American Idol has been largely on a downward trend since 2009 due to the reality mega-hit getting older and facing a broadcast landscape that’s increasingly crowded with singing shows. High-profile new judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban have made for plenty of fun headlines, but media insiders know they’re sandbags on the levy. Last night I predicted (rather accurately as it turned out) that Idol would return down 18 percent in the adult demo. Oddly enough, the only new judge in American Idol or The X Factor history that ever seemingly outright prevented a premiere ratings decline wasn’t by hiring some high-priced diva, but a celebrity who lacked any real music industry experience — Ellen DeGeneres in 2010.
Viewers had mixed reactions to the premiere. To some, having the feel-good show focus on Carey vs. Minaj sniping was a turn off. “If what we can look forward to [this season] is the immature, catty, out of control, ridiculous diva banter/bashing we won’t be tuning in for long,” one reader wrote on my Idol premiere ratings prediction post last night. While EW’s Idol recapper Annie Barrett summarized, “By the second hour of NYC auditions, Nicki had completely taken over the panel — shouting out directions to the contestants and always speaking first. You know, it’s generally fine if someone feels the need to do that. Compared to the autopilot judging on The X Factor and even Idol last season, I am thrilled to have someone in the driver’s seat, and beyond ecstatic that all four judges appeared to be awake and even [gasp!] interested in what was happening. The question is whether millions of American Idol viewers will accept and enjoy that our season 12 chauffeur appears to be rainbow sherbet wig enthusiast.”
See my Idol ratings prediction post for more analysis. And see Barrett’s Idol premiere recap here.
Other shows: The CW’s Arrow actually managed to improve a tenth of a point from its last telecast despite a winter hiatus and Idol competition. Supernatural was up a tick too. ABC’s comedy block was down slightly across the board, though Nashville improved a tick. Criminal Minds was down 10 percent, while CSI was up a notch.
Django Unchained opens on a shot of Jamie Foxx’s titular slave being marched in leg-irons across a barren, bleached-out desert, his back horrifically scarred from the lash of his owner’s whip, a steely, nameless determination lingering in his eyes. As he trudges across this landscape, he does so to the strains of ‘Django’, Luis Bacalov and Rocky Roberts’ grandiose, cod-operatic theme song from the 1966 Sergio Corbucci western of the same name, a song which nevertheless feels as though it was written with nothing but this moment in mind. It’s an iconic meeting of music and moving image that only Quentin Tarantino could have engineered. You’ll probably want to stand up and applaud; you’ll certainly want to put the song on your iPod and walk the streets for a while afterwards, feeling like a total badass.
Violence, verbosity and killer tunes are the three cornerstones of any Tarantino film. Whether you enjoy the movies or not, his soundtracks are always essential listening. Each one plays like a lovingly-compiled mixtape in the key of whichever genre he’s working in, be it neo-noir, blaxploitation, kung-fu or spaghetti western. Along with Martin Scorsese and Wes Anderson, he’s one of a handful of directors who innately knows how to use pop music to elevate scenes from being simply memorable to being unforgettable. Think of the Reservoir Dogs walking down the street to ‘Little Green Bag’, or Vincent Vega cruising in his convertible, strung out on heroin, listening to ‘Bullwinkle Part II’. There’s nothing immediately iconic about either the songs or the images they respectively soundtrack, but, in Tarantino’s own words, picking the right song for the right scene.. is about as cinematic a thing as you can do. It works in this visceral, emotional, cinematic way that’s special. And when you do it right and you hit it right, then you can never really hear that song again without thinking about that image from the movie.
That’s certainly the case with ‘Stuck In The Middle With You’, a song which will forever be associated with Mr. Blonde shuffling awkwardly in front of a bound and terrified cop whose ear he’s about to saw off with a strait razor. It’s perhaps the defining Tarantino moment, one which lulls you into a false sense of security - nothing that bad can happen while Gerry Rafferty’s playing, right? - before turning the tables in the most harrowing way imaginable.
The song is an organic part of the scene - it’s what’s playing on the radio, which Mr. Blonde only switches on to drown out the inevitable screaming - but it also takes you out of the violence; when the camera cuts away to the back wall as things get extreme, the audience is left feeling like an unwitting accomplice, humming the tune with their hands in their pockets, making like they haven’t seen a thing.
As to why that song, even Tarantino himself doesn’t know (“It was just a natural,” he’s said) but it was a choice set in stone even before the actors were cast. Speaking to Rolling Stone in 2009 he said: “During auditions I told the actors that I’m gonna use ‘Stuck In The Middle With You’, but they could pick anything they wanted. A couple of people picked another one, but almost everyone came in with ‘Stuck In The Middle With You’, and they were saying they tried to come up with something else but that’s the one. The first time somebody actually did the torture scene to that song, it was like watching the movie. I was thinking, ‘Oh my God, this is gonna be awesome!’”
Similarly, the scene from Inglourious Basterds that most people remember is Shoshanna getting ready to put out Nazism with Nitrocellulose to David Bowie’s ‘Cat People’. It’s a choice that really shouldn’t work; the film is set 3 years before Bowie was even born and sticks out like a sore, oh-so-postmodern thumb amidst the soundtrack’s orchestral Morricone and Lalo Schriffin cuts, yet its mood of empowerment and retribution is wholly fitting, even if the synths aren’t.
It also serves as a neat warning to the audience that - SPOILER ALERT! - this film isn’t too bothered about history and Hitler is shortly to get his face machine-gunned off. Tarantino had been disappointed with the song’s use in Paul Schrader’s 1982 horror of the same name, and had been looking to repurpose it for years: his Natzee-scalping love letter to cinema provided an unexpectedly-perfect outlet. “One of the things I liked,” he said by way of explanation to the Miami Herald during the time of the film's release, “is that the song was once-removed and you already knew it from something else. You’re listening to the lyrics of the song and you’re watching Shoshanna doing all this stuff and you sit there thinking, ‘Wow, this song was written for Cat People, but it’s totally appropriate for Shoshanna’s story!’ It plays like an interior monologue for her.”
Tarantino’s all-vinyl record collection is reportedly huge, and usually one of the first places he’ll turn to when starting a movie. Indeed, the soundtrack is something he’ll start compiling before shooting a frame of film: “The way my method works, is you have got to find the opening credit sequence first," he explained in an 1998 interview with the Guardian. "That starts it off for me. I find the personality of the piece through the music that is going to be in it. [It’s] the rhythm that I want the movie to play at. Once I know I want to do something, then it is a simple matter of me diving into my record collection and finding the songs that give me the rhythm of my movie.”
Thus, Bobby Womack’s ‘Across 110th Street’ perfectly establishes the rhythm for Jackie Brown’s languidly-paced blaxploitation, just as Nancy Sinatra’s ‘Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)’ hints at the more elegiac tone Kill Bill eventually settles on and Jack Nitzsche’s ‘The Last Race’ sets Death Proof up as the trashy, pulpy, thrill-ride it was at least intended to be. Django Unchained is another in that vein; the Luis Bacalov theme song, he said recently, “was imperative... I had to open it with this song as a big opening credit sequence.”
Although he’s courted Ennio Morricone in the past, Tarantino continually refuses to work with other composers (“I hate that crap, I just don’t like the idea of giving that much power to anybody on one of my movies”) and Django Unchained marks the first time he’s ever used songs that were written with the movie in mind, though the results are admittedly varied - the best of them, Frank Ocean’s ‘Wiseman’, didn’t make the cut.
Yet while his dogmatic belief in the excellence of his own record collection occasionally proves divisive, the results are inarguable: Tarantino soundtracks have sold in units of millions, were responsible for a brief mid-90’s surf-rock revival, and propelled an obscure Japanese punk band - The 22.214.171.124’s, whose CD he bought on impulse from a Tokyo boutique manager - to western cultdom. His ear for an obscure song is as good as his eye for a forgotten actor; when the two come together, a wonderful, inimitable magic happens.
Elementary's Sherlock Holmes is the best detective in the world, which means it shouldn't be long before he uncovers Watson's little secret: She's lying about her employment status so she can continue being his sober companion.
Following Sherlock's (Jonny Lee Miller) run-in with Sebastian Moran (Vinnie Jones), Joan (Lucy Liu) decided to ask Sherlock's father for an extension on their contract. But when he denied her request, she lied to Sherlock in order to stay during his time of need.
"It's not a lie that Joan is going to live with for a particularly long time," executive producer Rob Doherty tells TVGuide.com. "It's something that we expect to get around to in the next three or four episodes."
Naturally, once Sherlock finds out the truth, it will initially cause a divide between him and Watson. "The expectation would be that Sherlock would feel betrayed and upset and embarrassed," Doherty says. "He was so resistant to the idea of Joan in the very beginning. He did not think he needed help. He's learned over time that it's a good thing to have her around."
Yes, Sherlock has come to realize how much he needs Watson, but has Watson come to see how much she actually needs him? "Her therapist asks her that point-blank," Doherty says. "The funny thing is that it's a question that won't actually make it to the episode, but there will be an interesting conversation about it and why she did it. I'd say the more important question is: What is Joan to Sherlock in the wake of that revelation?"
Leslie and Ben are goin’ to the chapel and they’re gonna get married — but not before they hit the town for their bachelor/bachelorette parties!
Parks and Recreation‘s first new episode in 2013 (airing Thursday, Jan. 17 at 8:30/7:30c on NBC) finds the Pawnee lovebirds celebrating their newly betrothed status, and we’ve got your first look at their big night out.
Showrunner Mike Schur recently chatted with TVLine about the couple’s pre-wedding festivities, teasing with a laugh: “Neither [party] ends up going the way they intended.” Ann is throwing her bestie’s soiree “and really wants it to go well” — and, based on the shots below, it does. Chris, meanwhile, is in charge of Ben’s, which starts as “playing board games and drinking Miller Lite at a friend’s house,” but quickly involves Newt Gingrich and the Indianapolis Colts (?).
Photos from this article already posted here.
Here's some scoop on Parks and Recreation from Kristin Dos Santos' Spoiler Chat for Wednesday 1/16/13.
whorelips: anything about Parks & Rec!
Remember when Ben became the mayor of his hometown at age 18? And then he destroyed it by putting all the money into a project called Ice Town, thus bankrupting and destroying the city? Well, it seems that times heal all wounds, because in an upcoming episode, Ben will be invited back to his hometown to receive the key to the city! Looks like all is forgiven, right? Of course not. The town has ulterior motives. Just know that the term "Ice Clown" is thrown around.
'Parks and Recreation episode 5.17 spoiler:
”Ben has been invited to Partridge to receive a key to the city as former mayor. But when he gets there, he has a kidney stone that puts him in the hospital. So Leslie (aka Ben’s W) has to accept the key on his behalf. It does not go well, as Partridge still hasn’t forgiven Ice Clown for Ice Town. Ben’s sister is there. Her name is Stephanie.”
"WOMEN IN GARBAGE"
01/24/2013 (08:30PM - 09:00PM) (Thursday) : LESLIE FOCUSES ON WOMEN'S EQUALITY IN GOVERNMENT - LUCY LAWLESS ("SPARTACUS") GUEST STARS -- In order to get more women hired in government, Leslie (Amy Poehler) and April (Aubrey Plaza) handle a garbage route. Meanwhile, to help his growing business, Tom (Aziz Ansari) enlists the help of Andy (Chris Pratt) and Ben (Adam Scott) to teach him about basketball, and Ron (Nick Offerman) is left to watch Diane's (guest star Lucy Lawless) kids while their babysitter is out of town. Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza, Jim O'Heir, Retta and Rob Lowe also star.
Upcoming episode titles:
5.16: 'Correspondents' Dinner'
Posts from leslie_ben anon spoiler post about 5.16:
"The W-word has now been used. As in L's W.
Oh, also the W-word as in Ben's W.
Oh, the plot. Ben has been invited to Partridge to receive a key to the city as former mayor. But when he gets there, he has a kidney stone that puts him in the hospital. So Leslie (aka Ben's W) has to accept the key on his behalf. It does not go well, as Partridge still hasn't forgiven Ice Clown for Ice Town.
Ben's sister is there. Her name is Stephanie (did we know that?).
Jamm sues Ron for assaulting him at L's W. April, Tom and Andy lie to protect Ron, but that doesn't sit well with him. Eventually, Jamm himself gets Jammed.
Chris and Anne undergo fertility counseling or something, and a compatibility tests shows them they are totally incompatible. Whatevs.
Ben spends a lot of time, it seems, being stoned on morphine. I don't think his presence is really diminished."
"We have the h-word. I repeat, the h-word has been spotted.
Um, there's a correspondents' dinner, and Leslie gets into a bit of a conflict with one of the reporters. She eventually emerges victorious with the help of Donna. The h-word is just a reference, like, "according to my h-word ..."
Ann seems jealous or something of Chris and Shauna M-T, who are not a couple but having a friendly conversation.
Andy helps Ben with something work-related, and Ben is impressed. Minimal info there."
ONTD, what do you want from the rest of the season? I vehemently do not want more Ann/Chris.
For Wednesday, January 16, 2013:
Like Downton, the USA Network legal drama examines power dynamics within a gilded enclave. Like Buffy, it taps the underlying anxiety of its setting. Like both shows, it's very worth watching.
A decade and a half ago, American TV created the best teen drama ever made, based on the absurd premise that Southern California high school must fight off periodic attacks by vampires, werewolves, demons, and praying mantises disguised as MILFS. Buffy the Vampire Slayer succeeded because that central metaphor, though ridiculous, dramatized a deeper truth. For teen-agers, high school really is a life-or-death struggle against monsters.
Tonight marks the winter premiere of the USA Network drama Suits. Like Buffy, Suits draws its power from a literally impossible premise: Its central character, an associate at a high-priced New York law firm, has not actually attended law school or passed the bar. That premise of imposture—with its constant panicky fear of exposure—is a powerful metaphor for the top level of the legal profession in our time.
The big-firm life may is in many ways a cage, but it is a distinctly gilded one. People still in their 20s make six-figure salaries and five-figure bonuses, and give advice to powerful corporations and famous clients. The offices are splendid, the support services (libraries, secretarial staff, etc.) sumptuous. All the firms ask is unremitting toil; those hours of drudgery help block out one all-but-inescapable question: What am I doing here? How did three years of law school transform me from a bright young adult into a deity worth $300 an hour?
In most legal dramas, these big-firm lawyers are the villains, devoted to crushing the virtuous Erin Brockoviches and their deserving clients. In Suits, however, the high-dollar bar has its own story to tell—one that combines appalling venality with an engaging pleasure in a job well done.
Our hero, former pot dealer Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), actually "deserves" his chance in a way that his Harvard-educated peers don't: He is so brilliant that he takes the LSATs under false names for money, and must remember to get some answers wrong because too many perfect scores would stir suspicion. He has memorized the major legal encyclopedias and even understands the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. He can read any document once and recite it by heart; he never sleeps when solving a legal problem; he is conscientious, careful, and usually decent. The fear of being found out, however, keeps him forever in a state of panic—as it does for many at the high end of the American meritocracy.
Mike's boss is law-firm senior partner Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), who actually is a lawyer and "the best closer in New York." Harvey and Mike commit an entire casebook of ethical offenses—interviewing represented adverse parties, disobeying clear instructions from clients, misrepresenting facts in negotiations—in the service not merely of money (in fact, at this firm, money seems just to fall from the sky) but of the "true" best interests of their clients. That premise, too, is absurd, but the cases are mere secondary pleasures. Like many people in large organizations—and in this case, like the viewer—Harvey and Mike actually find the life inside the firm more interesting than anything that happens outside.
Why wouldn't they? The fictional Pearson Hardman is as arbitrary and dangerous a place as Sunnydale High on Buffy. It runs on terror, secrecy, greed, ambition, machismo, and repressed sexuality. (Blogger Dustin Rowles recently called the show a "contemporary Game of Thrones-lite.") Managing partner Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) is the only woman in a position of power. The other female characters are, by and large, paralegals and secretaries; the up-and-coming associates are uniformly male and white.
For this reason, Harvey's secretary Donna (Sarah Rafferty) and the overachieving paralegal Rachel Zane (Meghan Mark) are the show's most compelling characters. Mike, a white man, is a powerful lawyer though he doesn't deserve to be; both Donna, who's smarter than anyone around her, and Rachel, blocked from law school by a poor LSAT score, deserve to be more than the system permits.
It's not a coincidence that the firm's name sounds a lot like "piercin' hard man." The story's obsession with masculinity (tinged, it has to be said, with a slight touch of homophobia) carries through in show's villain, Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman).
Harvey collects autographed baseballs and basketballs—in case you missed the point, characters refer to them as "Harvey's Balls"—while Louis likes the ballet and off-Broadway plays. The female staffers adore Harvey, but they loathe Louis; the associates fear Louis and emulate Harvey; beautiful women of all sorts follow Harvey about, but Louis only has one date, and she slaps him in the face and stalks away. Louis will never shake the curse of being, well, who he is. His operatic desperation, paranoia, and jealousy make him the most satisfactory TV villain since Jonathan Harris created Dr. Smith in the original Lost in Space.
A big law firm is a fascinating world in itself, as readers of Louis Auchincloss novels have long known. In that regard, it should be a paradise for storytellers. Suits tries to do for that world what Upstairs Downstairs and Downton Abbey have done for the lost world of the country house. At Pearson Hardman, mere clients come and go; but Harvey and Louis, or Rachel and Donna, are, like Mr. Carson or Rose, of the immortals.
Don't forget that Suits is back on tonight at 10 PM! Who is excited?!
One Direction have only been back in the UK for a matter of hours after their trip to Ghana for Comic Relief, but the jet-setting boys are off again already, this time to Japan.
Upon arriving at Narita International airport in Tokyo, the boys were handed kimonos - and the result is one of our favourite One Directon photos EVER(pictured above).
The Weinstein Company is pretty proud of Quentin Tarantino’s latest effort, Django Unchained. Aside from the two Golden Globe wins for Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz) and Best Screenplay (Quentin Tarantino), and along with the five Oscar nominations the film received (including Best Picture), Django Unchained has officially become Tarantino’s highest grossing film to date (domestically). Have a look at The Weinstein Company’s official release after the jump.
New York, NY – January 17, 2013 – The Weinstein Company (TWC) is thrilled to announce that DJANGO UNCHAINED has just become Quentin Tarantino’s highest-grossing film to date in the domestic marketplace, with a cumulative gross nearing $130 Million. The movie, starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson, was released wide on Christmas Day 2012. Tarantino’s previous record was set by INGLORIOUS BASTERDS which grossed over $120.5 Million in the U.S.
Fresh off this weekend’s two Golden Globe® wins for Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz) and Best Screenplay (Quentin Tarantino), and celebrating the movie’s five Oscar® nominations including Best Picture, DJANGO UNCHAINED is continuing to gather steam in the awards race, and continues to receive critical and popular acclaim. Some of the many supporters include the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, who released this statement, “ [DJANGO UNCHAINED] captures the cultural, physical and psychological pain heaped upon the lives of men and women of African descent-expressing in dramatic terms the existential nightmare endured by so many for so long. By this measure, the scar of violence, exploitation and subrogation made evident—and the focus of this film—is not just a picture of random violence, but portrays America at its lowest moment as a nation. The violence that we see portrayed in this drama might well renew our focus on the 256 years of racial violence that continues to be an indelible chapter in the history that is America.”
“Bob and I have had the most extraordinary filmmaker relationship with Quentin Tarantino and we are proud to be here for this incredible milestone. We also appreciate working with Amy Pascal, Michael Lynton, and the incredible Sony team on this project. They have been great partners internationally,” said Harvey Weinstein, Co-Chairman of The Weinstein Company.
What's your favorite Tarantino movie ?
Manti TE'o Hoax: All Scams lead to Ronaiah Tuiasosopo
The Manti Te'o not-really-dead-girlfriend hoax was perpetuated by a man named Ronaiah Tuiasosopo -- who served as a representative for the family of the fake "Lennay Kekua" ... and TMZ has the photo proof.
Here's what we know ...
While Manti was "dating" Lennay ... a Notre Dame die-hard fan who we'll call "Jan" (to protect her identity) reached out to Lennay on Twitter and began an online friendship. After Lennay's supposed death, Jan became involved with a group called "Wear a Lei 4 Manti" -- in which fans wore Hawaiian leis to ND football games to show their support for the football star.
When the "Wear a Lei 4 Manti" movement began to receive media attention, Jan says she noticed she gained a Twitter follower named U'ilani Rae Kekua. Jan tells TMZ ... she reached out to U'ilani and asked if she was related to Lennay -- to which U'ilani replied, "Yes, that's my baby sister." The two became friends. In fact, Jan says they both mentioned how they were going to attend the Notre Dame vs. USC game in L.A. on November 24, 2012 ... so Jan sent U'ilani her cell phone number in case she wanted to meet up.
Here's where the story takes a turn ... Jan tells TMZ she got a phone call from U'ilani on the day of the game directing her to the famous Tommy Trojan statue in front of the stadium, so they could meet up.But when Jan arrived to the statue, U'ilani was NOT there ... but guess who was -- Ronaiah Tuiasosopo. Jan and Ronaiah even took a photo together (see above). According to the Deadspin article, Ronaiah was the person who obtained the photo of the woman everyone believed to be Lennay ... and is suspected of having a major role in the hoax.
Jan tells us Ronaiah was with a little girl during the USC meeting who they called Pookah -- and together, they explained how Lennay's sister couldn't come down to visit, so U'ilani sent them instead. Jan says Ronaiah "made it seem as if he was a member of Lennay's family." After Jan and Ronaiah took the picture together -- Jan says Ronaiah began to act paranoid ...and told her, "Make sure you don't post this photo online."
Soon after the game, Jan says she was contacted by U'ilani ... who also urged her NOT to post the picture of Ronaiah. She didn't explain why.
U'ilani later sent a photo to Jan showing a woman at a cemetery -- and told her, "This is me and my family at Lennay's gravesite. We're spending the day here."
After splitting from Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky sometime around February of last year, Australian rapper and T.I's protege' Iggy Azalea has reportedly called it quits with her actor boyfriend Michael B. Jordan earlier this month, after they were rumored to be dating last Summer.
The ex-couple tried to keep their relationship under-wraps but was constantly spotted out together and hanging around L.A.
Here's what the rapstress had to say about the break up via Twitter:
"....Love someone who understands that the dream comes first. Love someone that loves the fact that you have goals."
I tried to date a guy but I only saw him once in 9months because I kept cancelling in favor of work....sorry guy!
At first he said he understood, but I suspect he secretly thinks I'm a big jerk now."
Also listen to her brand new song "Boss Lady" which was released back in December below:
Lost star Jorge Garcia will be back as the giant on Once Upon a Time!
Cora brings the giant to Storybrooke, where he unleashes vengeance on the town. Greg asks Belle what she saw on the night of his accident. Emma and Henry go with Mr. Gold to search for his son while Anton the Giant befriends humans.
Following this Sundays episode, “In The Name Of The Brother”, OUAT will be going on a 2 week break. The show will return for the all important “February Sweeps” period on the 3rd February.