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Josh Hutcherson heads into LAX airport in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon (February 1).
The 20-year-old Hunger Games star is headed to New Orleans, La., for DirecTV’s Seventh Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl on Saturday afternoon.
Josh will join Chace Crawford, Nina Dobrev, Scott Porter, Ian Somerhalder, and more in a little friendly game of flag football before the big game.
The event will start around 1PM and afterwards, Pitbull will perform.
Can’t wait to see Josh on the field!
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Doctor Sleep finds Dan Torrance as kind of a loner, working with terminally ill patients. His shining comes in very handy there, but what sparked you to the idea he would end up in a place like that?
Probably five years ago, I saw this piece on one of those morning news shows about a pet cat at a hospice, and according to this story the cat knew before anybody else when somebody was going to die. The cat would go into the room, curl up on the bed, and the people never seemed to mind. Then those people died. I thought to myself: ‘I want to write a story about that.’ And then I made the connection with Danny Torrance as an adult, working in a hospice. I thought: ‘That’s it. I’m gonna write this book.’
So the cat was the catalyst – so to speak?
[Laughs] The cat had to be there. It always takes two things for me to get going. It’s like the cat was the transmission and Danny was the motor. The whole sequel idea is really dangerous. I think people have a tendency to approach them with a raised eyebrow like, ‘Hmm, if this guy is going back to where he was 30 or 35 years ago he must be low on ideas. He must be touching empty on the old gas gauge.’ I don’t feel that way, but I did feel in this case it was a real challenge to go back.
How will you judge whether you’ve succeeded?
Basically, the idea of the story was to try and scare the s–t out of people. [Laughs.] I said to myself, ‘Let me see if I can go and do that again.’ There’ve been a couple of books that haven’t really been that way11/22/63as a lot of fun to write and a lot of people read it and seemed to like it, but it’s not what you’d call a balls to the wall scary story. The same was true oUnder the Dome. I wanted to go back to that real creepy scary stuff. We’ll see if it works. I like the book, or I wouldn’t have ever wanted to publish it.
The Shinin is probably high on the list of favorites among your readers. Did you find that intimidating when deciding to write a sequel?
When I really got serious about it, I thought to myself ‘Do you really want to do this? Because most sequels reallysuck.’ The only two exceptions I can think to that inHuckleberry Finn, a book that is a sequel tTom Sawyer ut is really a much better book, and I thinkGodfather II is a much better movie thatThe Godfather.
How did you get over that?
I’m not going to kid you — I felt a little bit like Rocky Balboa going up against Apollo Creed! [Laughs] It’s got that kind of reputation. A lot of people who got scared to death bThe Shining, they’ll come up to me and say, ‘I read that book when I was at camp when I was 12,’ or ‘I read that when I was in high school at 15, and it really scared the living crap right out of me.’ And [while writingDoctor Sleep] I’m thinking, ‘Those people are now in their 40s and they’ve been exposed to Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees and other stuff. It crossed my mind that they might read the new one and say, ‘Wellthis sn’t so scary. I thought he was a scary guy!’ And it’s not so much that I’ve changed, but that they’ve grown up and matured. And they aren’t such easy targets!
I think what makes your stories genuinely frightening is the supernatural often stands for something real. Most dads aren’t possessed by haunted hotels, but a lot of people know — or can imagine — what it’s like to have an out-of-control parent.
For a lot of kids, Dadishe scary guy. It’s that whole thing where your mother says, ‘You just wait until your father comes home!” InThe Shining, these people were snowbound in a hotel and Dad is always home! And Dad is fighting this thing with the bottle and he’s got a short temper anyway. I was kind of feeling my own way in that because I was a father of small children. And one of the things that shocked me about fatherhood was it was possible to get angry at your kids.
So you drew that from your own fears?
I never had a father in the house. My mother raised my brother and I alone. I wasn’t using my own history, but I did tap into some of the anger you sometimes feel to the kids, where you say to yourself: I have really got to hold on to this because I’m the big person here, I’m the adult. One reason I wanted to use booze in the book is that booze has a tendency to fray that leash you have on your temper.
Doctor Sleep eveals that Danny became kind of a drifter as a younger man. Who is in his life now — besides the cat?
I wanted to bring a kid into the story to be his surrogate child. I don’t want to go any further with that [in the interview] because I don’t want to give anything away. She’s a little girl and her name is Abra. She’s named after the main female character in the John Steinbeck booEast of Eden. I always sort of liked that name. I was able to create a kid character I thought was kind of a throwback to some of the kids that are inPet Sematary‘Salem’s LotnItmash; stuff like that. It’s been a long time since I used kids as big characters in a book, so this was a chance to do that.
Youdidseem to write a lot of kid protagonists. Did that taper off because, well, your own kids grew up?
Yeah, you don’t have ‘em anymore! [Laughs.] I don’t want to sound slighting about this, or mean or anything, but they say write about what you know. Having kids is like having your own little ant farm in the house. I observed everything they did and it was possible to create young characters who were real. The other thing I used to think a lot about is there are very, very few books about children that are for adults. You could think oLord of the FliesnHuckleberry Fi ofTom Sawyer, as examples. There are some, but not many serious novels about that.
If anything, books about kids that are popular with adults are getting more common.
I don’t know how to explain it but there has been this merging of young adult fiction, which is usually about teenagers or younger kids, and adult fiction. And I blame J.K. Rowling. [Laughs.]Harry Potterbooks were sold as children’s books, but they’re books that everybody read. The same is true of theTwilightbooks. More of theTwilightaudience were young women, but still there were a lot of grown-ups who read that book.
Having a child inDoctor Sleepseems like an important test for Danny. Having someone to protect — or not — would finally reveal whether he really is different from the dad he fears
I knew if I did this sequel I’d have to try to put together some of the same elements, but at the same time I didn’t want to make it too similar. I didn’t want to make Danny a grown up with kids of his own, and try to replicate that whole losing-your-temper-because-you’re-drunk thing. But I did think to myself: ‘Not only alcoholism can be a family disease, but ragean be a family disease.’ You find that the guys who abuse their children were abused themselves as kids. That certainly fit Danny as I knew him.
Without getting into spoilers, the book has Danny and the girl being pursued by The True Knot, a kind of nomadic group of people who masquerade as Winnebago-riding old timers but feed off people who have psychic energy.
Driving back and forth from Maine to Florida, which I do twice a year, I’m always seeing all these recreational vehicles — the bounders in the Winnebagos. I always think to myself, ‘Who isinhose things?’ You pass them a thousand times at rest stops. They’re always the ones wearing the shirts that say ‘God Does Not Deduct From a Lifespan Time Spent Fishing.’ They’re always lined up at the McDonald’s, slowing the whole line down. And I always thought to myself, ‘There’s something really sinister about those people because they’re so unobtrusive, yet so pervasive.’ I just wanted to use that. It would be the perfect way to travel around America and be unobtrusive if you were really some sort of awful creature.
Can you say anything about the settings oDoctor Sleep? Does it take place largely on the road?
I had a chance to return things to the New England setting that I know, but I did go back to Colorado and look around and said I’ve got to try to bring this back around to where the original book was. Everything should come home again. So there is actually a climax in – let’s put it this way – in an area people will remember. But one of the things – and I’m not sure if this is going to be a problem for readers or not – is thatDoctor Sleeps a sequel to the novel. It’notsequel to the Kubrick film. At the end of the Kubrick film, the Overlook is still there. It just kind of freezes. But at the end of the book, it burns down.
I imagine you had to revisitThe Shining efore starting. How was that experience?
Oh man, that was a real exercise in self-consciousness. Let’s try to remember the guy who wrote this was barely 30 years old. That’s half the age I am now, and more. I’ve learned some new tricks since then, and I’ve lost some of the original urgency that went into the books at that time. I’m not the same man I was, but that was also sort of the attraction for it.
Have you gone back to re-read any of your other novels?
Not a whole lot. I readItgain. I had to do that because I wanted to use it in11/22/63; not just because some of the characters froIthow up, but because a lot of it was set in [the fictional town of] Derry, Maine, and didn’t remember the geography. I had to go back to and be as careful as I could to get everything to fit together so there would be a smooth transition from one to the other.
Obviously witDoctor Sleep, a smooth transition fromThe Shining ould be critical.
I don’t know if anybody else will care, and I don’t know how many people will want to re-readThe Shiningbefore reading this one, but some of them will. And you know how they are: If you get something wrong, they’reveryquick to point it out.
Does that really happen to you?
I must’ve gotten, over the years, 200 letters aboutThe Standand the scene where the female character, Frannie Goldsmith, finally realizes that the guy she’s been with, Harold Lauder, has read her diary. Harold eats all these Payday candy bars and she finds a chocolate thumbprint in her diary. I got all these letters saying: ‘Payday doesn’tmakechocolate Payday! So there couldn’t be a thumbprint.’ It’s just one of those things that makes you say, ‘Oh my God! I went out in my underwear!’
Yes, but then ‘Hey people, the worldalso idn’t end in 1977 from the superflu.’ So that’s different, too.
That’s true. Buthat eems to pass them right by! The fact that the world didn’t end isn’t a problem. The hocolate Paydays the problem.
Maybe that’s the difference between our universe and that doomed one. The butterfly effect – if Hershey hadn’t made a chocolate Payday in your fictional world ofThe Stand, perhaps that pesky super-flu would never have gotten out and destroyed humanity.
The really funny thing is the companystarted o make a chocolate payday bar a few years later [in 2007]. I don’t know if they got the idea from my book. [Laughs.]
Is it distracting to have to think about little details like that when writing a book?
I have a friend, a guy from Australia named Rocky Wood who has read everything I have written and even written a few of his own books on my stuff. He’s a very close reader, and I actually hired him to realDoctor Sleepo point out all the stuff I got wrong. He came back with a list of 40 or 50 things, including that I’d had Danny remembering his father knocked out Dick Halloran’s teeth with a roque mallet. So Rocky comes back and says, ‘Actually, Dick Halloran had dentures.’
What a mind.
I’m not sure I want to have that mind. [Laughs.]
Were sequels a concept you rejected all these years – or did you just have enough other stories to keep you busy?
I’ve had a lot of original ideas. I’ve been blessed that way. I wouldn’t say I’d never go back and do a sequel to anything else. I do wonder about some of the characters. The characters seem real to me. I’m not crazy, I know they’rnot eal. But you spend a certain amount of time with them and they seem that way. But in this case, Danny just seemed like such an obvious character to catch up with. Particularly with that power, that ability to touch other people’s minds.
There has recently been talk of aovie prequelThe Shining. It’s based on material cut from your novel, about the early history of the Overlook. Warner Bros, which made Kubrick’s film, has been exploring whether there’s another movie in it. How do you feel about that?
There’s a real question about whether or not they have the rights to ‘Before the Play,’ which was the prologue cut from the book — because the epilogue to the book was called ‘After the Play.’ So they were bookends, and there was really scary stuff in that prologue that wouldn’t make a bad movie. Am I eager to see that happen? No I am not. And there’s some real question about what rights Warner Bros. does still haveThe Shinings such an old book now that the copyright comes back to me. Arguably, the film rights lapse — so we’ll see. We’re looking into that. I’m not saying I would put a stop to the project, because I’m sort of a nice guy. When I was a kid, my mother said, ‘Stephen if you were a girl, you’d always be pregnant.’ I have a tendency to let people develop things. I’m always curious to see what will happen. But you know what? I would be just as happy if it didn’t happen.
Some follow-up novels are written by others after the original author has died. It happened to Margaret Mitchell’Gone With the Wind, and Mario Puzo’Godfather. Do you ever feel: When I’m gone, that ain’t happening tome, pal?
I understand what you’re saying, and I’m totally in agreement. There have been a lot of sequels to the Sherlock Holmes stories, there have been sequels to Dracula, there’s even a movie in development called Dementer,hich is about the trip Dracula takes between Transylvania and England. Now, it might make a tremendous movie, but in a lot of cases I think of those books as, ‘Hey, come on! You’re eating this guy’s dinner! Go find your own dinner!’
Is there ever a scenario where itis ool for someone to pick up where another writer has left off?
Well, John D. MacDonald wrote this series of novels about a guy named Travis McGee and they all had colors in the titlesPale Gray for GuiltnThe Quick Red Fox. The last one was called he Lonely Silver Rain. And John died [in 1986] while he was having a heart bypass operation. His wife had passed on, and he had one child named Maynard who lived in Australia. I thought, ‘What a shame, because there are all these wonderful Travis McGee books, and yet the story kind of ends and leaves you hanging.’ I wrote Maynard a letter because I had an idea, and I said: ‘I would like to write a final Travis McGee novel. I have an idea in mind, and it’s calledChrome, and it will put a button on the series. I don’t want any money for it. I’ll write the book and we’ll give the royalties to charity.’ Maynard MacDonald wrote me a letter and said, ‘I’m very touched by your offer, but i often think we should leave things the way they are, because there was only one John D. MacDonald, and he’s passed.’ At the time I was a little bit pissed, but the more I think about it, that was right.
You hope for the same as your legacy?
My kids will exert my wishes and there won’t be anybody to come in and pick things up the way some people have picked up theJames Bond ooks or thBourne Identity ooks. I don’t want to see that happen to any of my books. Eventually, the copyrights will run out, and I’ll be in the public domain, but I’ll be long dead by then. People probably won’t even remember. [Laughs.]
Black House, the book you co-authored with Peter Straub, was a sequel toThe Talisman. And you’ve written a couple short stories that follow previous books, so this isn’t totally alien territory for you. Most of your books are interconnected. Familiar characters and places tend to pop up. AnThe Dark Tower eries wove everything together. My son calls those things Easter eggs. There’s a little‘Salem’s Lotaster egg inDoctor Sleep. I don’t know if anyone will spot it or not, but it’s there. All of the books kind of relate to other ones. The only exception inThe Stand, where the whole world gets destroyed. I guess it’s sort of like Stephen King World, the malevolent version of Disney World, where everything fits together.
I definitely want to buy tickets to Stephen King World.
Let’s put it this way – if there was a Stephen King World, people would only go on the rides … once.
WHILE MR. GOLD GOES IN SEARCH OF SON BAELFIRE IN NEW YORK, CORA ATTEMPTS TO TRACK DOWN ONE OF RUMPLESTILTSKIN’S MOST TREASURED POSSESSIONS.
“Manhattan” – While Mr. Gold, Emma and Henry go looking for Gold’s son Bae in New York, Cora, Regina and Hook attempt to track down one of Rumplestiltskin’s most prized possessions. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Rumplestiltskin realizes his destiny while fighting in the Ogres War, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17.
2x17 - Welcome to Storybrooke [ flashback to 1983 when the town was created , and the characters were first brought to Earth ; in this ep. will return sheriff Graham.]
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Jessica Simpson took to Twitter yesterday to share this sweet picture of her daughter Maxwell Drew playing in the kitchen sink, writing, “My lil dollface is 9 months today!” It sounds like Maxwell has plenty of admirers; her godmother CaCee Cobb re-Tweeted the photo, adding, “I adore this little girl so much!”
CaCee Tweeted some very big news of her own just yesterday: She and her new husband Donald Faison are expecting their first baby!
“BF+BF= future BFF’S!!” wrote Jessica, who is expecting a son in June, in response to the happy announcement.
Ashlee Simpson is also thrilled about her close pal's first-time pregnancy. "That's my other sister!" Ashlee, who has a 4 year old son Bronx with ex-husband Pete Wentz, also has nothing but praise for her sister. "Jess is awesome. She's a great mom and a great pregnant lady."
Bronx, she added, is also happy about welcoming another baby into their family.
"He's excited for the new one!" Simpson said.
"Bronx loves her, Bronx loves Maxwell, we're all there," she said of their growing extended family as a new baby is on the way and Jessica works to create a new TV show based on her life.
“He is definitely the sweetest kid. He is brilliant,” Ashlee, 28, told US Weekly as she hit Svedka Vodka’s Valentine’s Day Throwback Thursday Bash with her friends. “He’s got his own ideas, his own way of thinking. He is a jokester. He’s always very creative and he is pulling pranks on us all the time.”
Earlier this month, Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz opened up about the amusing things his son says.
“He is definitely at an age where the imagination and the reasoning are just firing on a level I can't understand,” the proud papa says about his boy with ex-wife Ashlee Simpson. “I don’t know if I ever had an imagination that good…When he’s describing things or saying things, it’s mind-blowing to me.”
“He was like, ‘I don’t want to be grown up,’” Pete adds. “He’s like…’On my next birthday, I’m going to punch my birthday cake.’ So he doesn’t have to grow up. But I’m like, ‘That’s genius!’ He doesn’t even know how amazing that is! I’m like, ‘You should punch your birthday cake! It’s your birthday! Do it!’”
Advertisers shelled out new record dollar amounts for 30-second spots at this year's Super Bowl, and as more ads feature current hits and emerging singles as their soundtrack, the Super Bowl has also grown into a top hit-making destination for the music industry too.
Advertisers are paying upwards of $3.7 million just to air their spot during the big game, and major synchs can fetch anywhere from $100,000 to upwards of $1 million, depending on the artist, number of territories airing the ad, the length of the commercial "flight," or airtime, and whether the song has been synched previously.
One synch likely on the upper tier of that spectrum is Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide," written by Stevie Nicks. The classic song was commercially licensed for the very first time for Budweiser's "Clydesdale" spot. "We knew she was very protective," Paul Chibe, Budweiser's VP of marketing, says of Nicks' tentative approach to synchs, "but when she saw the script she felt it was an appropriate presentation, that it was an elevation of the music and not something that would take away from it."
Fleetwood Mac‘s lovely, bittersweet 1975 song provides the soundtrack to Budweiser’s 2013 Super Bowl commercial. As Stevie Nicks sings of changes and regret and getting older, we watch a heart-tugging montage of scenes tracing the relationship of a Clydesdale (and his loving breeder) from birth up until the day the horse gets the call-up to the big leagues, parading around in front of the famous Budweiser wagon. The spot then cuts to three years later, with the breeder traveling to the big city just to see his old friend again, and… well, we won’t spoil the rest for you. It’s oddly touching (if a tad unrealistic).
Amy Poehler fixes her hunger craving by heading to Sushi Park on Thursday (January 31) in Hollywood. The 41-year-old Parks and Recreation actress recently announced she has a memoir in the works!
That same day, Amy‘s ex-husband Will Arnett took their oldest son Archie to the Staples Center to watch the Nashville Predators take on the Los Angeles Kings. The two looked like they had so much fun, but unfortunately, the Kings lost the game.
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It was a spirited and inspiring show at the 2013 NAACP Image Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Friday (February 1) in Los Angeles.
The big winner of the night was Kerry Washington, who was given three awards that evening – Best Actress in a Drama Series for Scandal, Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for Django Unchained, and the President’s Award for public service.
Jamie Foxx was chosen Entertainer of the Year, Best Motion Picture went to Red Tails, and Best Drama Series went to the hit ABC show Scandal.
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complete list some of winners from the 2013 NAACP Image Awards…
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
“Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)
“Flight” (Paramount Pictures)
“Red Tails” (Lucasfilm) – WINNER
“Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds” (Lionsgate)
Actor in a Motion Picture
Denzel Washington – “Flight” (Paramount Pictures) – WINNER
Jamie Foxx – “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)
Morgan Freeman – “The Magic of Belle Isle” (Magnolia Pictures)
Suraj Sharma – “Life of Pi” (20th Century Fox)
Tyler Perry – “Alex Cross” (Summit Entertainment)
Actress in a Motion Picture
Emayatzy Corinealdi – “Middle of Nowhere” (AAFRM)
Halle Berry – “Cloud Atlas” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Loretta Devine – “In The Hive” (Eone Entertainment)
Quvenzhané Wallis – “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Viola Davis – “Won’t Back Down” (20th Century Fox) - WINNER
Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
David Oyelowo – “Middle of Nowhere” (AFFRM)
Don Cheadle – “Flight” (Paramount Pictures)
Dwight Henry – “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Lenny Kravitz – “The Hunger Games” (Lionsgate)
Samuel L. Jackson – “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company) – WINNER
Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Amandla Stenberg – “The Hunger Games” (Lionsgate)
Gloria Reuben – “Lincoln” (The Walt Disney Studios)
Kerry Washington – “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company) – WINNER
Phylicia Rashad – “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds” (Lionsgate)
Taraji P. Henson – “Think Like a Man” (Screen Gems)
Independent Motion Picture
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures) – WINNER
“Chico & Rita” (GKIDS)
“Red Tails” (Lucasfilm) (how is lucasfilm indie? - op)
“Unconditional” (Harbinger Media Partners)
“Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day” (Codeblack)
International Motion Picture
“Chico & Rita” (GKIDS)
“For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada” (ARC Entertainment)
“Special Forces” (eOne Films)
“The Intouchables” (The Weinstein Company) – WINNER
“The Raid: Redemption” (Sony Pictures Classics)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“The Game” (BET) – WINNER
“The Mindy Project” (Fox)
“The Soul Man” (TV Land)
Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson – “Guys with Kids” (NBC)
Damon Wayans, Jr. – “Happy Endings” (ABC)
Don Cheadle – “House Of Lies” (Showtime) – WINNER
Donald Faison – “The Exes” (TV Land)
Hosea Chanchez – “The Game” (BET)
Actress in a Comedy Series
Amber Riley – “Glee” (Fox)
Cassi Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS) – WINNER
Kellita Smith – “The First Family” (Syndicated)
Tatyana Ali – “Love That Girl” (TV One)
Wendy Raquel Robinson – “The Game” (BET)
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Aziz Ansari – “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
Craig Robinson – “The Office” (NBC)
Donald Glover – “Community” (NBC)
Lance Gross – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS) – WINNER
Tracy Morgan – “30 Rock” (NBC)
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Anna Deavere Smith – “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
Gabourey Sidibe – “The Big C” (Showtime)
Gladys Knight – “The First Family” (Syndicated)
Rashida Jones – “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
Vanessa Williams – “Desperate Housewives” (ABC) – WINNER
“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
“Scandal” (ABC) – WINNER
“True Blood” (HBO)
Actor in a Drama Series
Dulé Hill – “Psych” (USA)
Hill Harper – “CSI: NY” (CBS)
LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS) – WINNER
Michael Clarke Duncan – “The Finder” (FOX)
Wendell Pierce – “Treme” (HBO)
Actress in a Drama Series
Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Kerry Washington – “Scandal” (ABC) – WINNER
Khandi Alexander – “Treme” (HBO)
Regina King – “SouthLAnd” (TNT)
Sandra Oh – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Clarke Peters – “Treme” (HBO)
Dev Patel – “The Newsroom” (HBO)
Omar Epps – “House M.D.” (FOX) – WINNER
Rockmond Dunbar – “Sons of Anarchy” (FX)
Rocky Carroll – “NCIS” (CBS)
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Archie Panjabi – “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Joy Bryant – “Parenthood” (NBC)
Loretta Devine – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC) – WINNER
Lucy Lui – “SouthLAnd” (TNT)
Rutina Wesley – “True Blood” (HBO)
Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
“Abducted: The Carlina White Story” (Lifetime)
“Hallmark Hall of Fame’s FIRELIGHT” (ABC)
“Raising Izzie” (GMC TV)
“Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime) – WINNER
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Rockmond Dunbar – “Raising Izzie” (GMC TV)
Tory Kittles – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
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Jill Scott – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
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Oz: The Great and Powerful is a prequel to the 1939 classic film The Wizard of Oz, so you can imagine how excited I was to visit the movie set with a handful of other reporters during filming last year. Not only were we able to set foot on the yellow brick road, but we also got a close look at Emerald City, the munchkins, and Glinda and Oz themselves, Michelle Williams and James Franco. We sat down with Williams to discuss her experience playing the good witch, being a role model for young girls, and making the jump from indie films to a potential blockbuster.
How great is it to step on set and literally be a fairy-tale figure for a bunch of kids?
Michelle Williams: It's the best. There's nothing better than making kids happy and seeing little girls' faces light up just at the sight of me.
Are you going to keep the tiara?
MW: I think that tiara has a price tag that I couldn't afford!
How much inspiration did you get from the original Glinda?
MW: We talked about her a lot. But Sam [Raimi] wanted to shy away from anything that referenced her too heavily. He wanted our very own Glinda. So there's little nods in a few costumes and a couple of lines. But she's a starting-off point. I just think of her as where Glinda started. When you meet Glinda in the original Wizard of Oz, she is omniscient, she has a kind of calm. But we like to think that that's where she wound up and this is kind of more where she began.
What's the chemistry like on set with you and James [Franco], and Mila [Kunis]? What's the relationship like?
MW: The chemistry? The sexual chemistry? [Laughs] Let me tell you. What's the chemistry like? It's a ball.
This film is quite different from your other recent movies, like Meek's Cutoff and Take This Waltz
MW: There have been a lot of first times for me on this movie. The imaginary world. You see a big blue screen, but of course you won't see a big blue screen. You're going to see things flying, and you're going to see a sun setting, and you're going to see flowers turning. You're going to see things! But often you're not really able to have the real thing there when you do it. Most of the movies that I make tend to be smaller, and sort of more intimate. It's just a smaller crew. And I like things feeling like a family, so I've just tried to make this feel like a really big family. But it's a happy one because Sam's the dad, and it all comes down from there.
Does it make you excited about the possibility of doing more big-budget films, or are you itching to go back to the smaller stuff?
MW: I don't know. I guess because of Sam, it doesn't feel impersonal in any way. Which is always what my fear is of making bigger movies — that you don't get to know people. But it doesn't feel alienating in any way.
Have you floated yet in a ball?
MW: I've done some floating, I've done some flying.
Do you have a dual character? We know some of the people appear in the opening sequence, and then again in Oz.
MW: Yes, yes I do.
You are Oz's old childhood love who he regrets losing, and then you're reflected in the fantasy world?
MW: Yes, I am.
Could you talk about the first time you walked on the yellow brick road?
MW: That was a momentous occasion, I have to say. I grabbed somebody's arm, and I said, "Wait a second, stop! We're on the yellow brick road!" I have been thinking about stealing a little piece of the yellow brick road. But how many people get a chance to say that? It's a part of cinema. It goes beyond cinema; it's part of cultural history.
What is your strongest memory as a fan of the 1939 film?
MW: The munchkins. What do I remember the most? Well, I was in a school play, or a community theater play of Wizard of Oz, and I played a lullaby league munchkin, so I'm really drawn to them.
Are you excited at the prospect of being a strong character who's integral to the plot and can be someone who young girls in the theater can look up to?
MW: [Laughs] As the mother of an almost 6-year-old daughter, I'd say absolutely.
What has her impression been of seeing this world?
MW: I'd have to let her tell you.
Are you prepared for the going to Disneyland in the future and having someone who looks just like you?
MW: I don't know; they just get me here to act! They don't tell me any of this doll, park, ride business!
What has doing such a very large film taught you about the craft of acting that you didn't expect it to?
MW: I guess I didn't realize it was this big! Sam can situate himself inside of any character and have the most in-depth conversation from that character's point of view about how they would behave in a scene. I would say, it's up there with the most collaborative environments I've ever worked on. And I got to make Blue Valentine, which was just two actors being allowed to do anything they wanted and follow any impulse at any time, no matter how ridiculous, insane, upsetting, whatever it was. But like I was saying before, I've had to flex my imagination in a way that it almost feels like a muscle that was sort of getting underdeveloped or something. And also some of the shots that we've done, we've done really long tracking shots that involve crowds and . . . you know, you land in your bubble, and you walk through a crowd, you're greeting the crowd, you're saying your lines to James, you're walking up the stairs, you're in a long dress, you can't trip on your dress, you have to keep your wand in your left hand, you're still talking to James, and then you're relating to people, and then you're coming up to the stairs and then you turn around . . . and it's all in one shot, and it's like a three-and-a-half or four-minute take, and it was so exhausting after that. I was like, "Woo! I gotta get back in the theater!" Like, the movies that I make they wouldn't have the capability, the budget, the crane to make that kind of shot. So stamina, endurance, imagination, those things are coming into play. And it's always nice to get better in areas that you're a little weak, so I'm enjoying it, and I find it as challenging as any other movie that I've made.
Congratulations, sports fans! It's the greatest day of the year and not because of some lame-ass human football game. No, it's the greatest day of the year because it's the 9th Annual Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet! Grab some brews, order some wings and get ready to watch a bunch of adorable puppies wrestle around while a guy dressed as a ref shouts out calls that the players could not care less about.
Still, it's not all tennis balls and water bowl cams. Like in all sports, several Puppy Bowl athletes come into the game with a fair share of baggage. Whether it's an inspiring backstory, a streak of vindictiveness or a history of putting their paws in their mouths (several players have made derogatory comments about postal employees and men who wear baseball hats), these puppies represent it all. Here are the biggest scandals of the 2013 Puppy Bowl.
Biscuit (L) and Butterscotch (R) are both Puerto Rican Satos and yet their backgrounds could not be more different. Biscuit was born into the lap of luxury (her mom is actually named Julia Roberts <— NOT A JOKE), while Butterscotch was rescued off of Dead Dog Beach (<— ALSO NOT A JOKE) in Puerto Rico. The two have been embroiled in an intense rivalry and prank war since the moment they arrived at training camp and Biscuit refused to let Butterscotch stay in the Rich Girl cabin. Butterscotch has since socially rallied by winning over the camp's art kids, geeks and weirdos.
Boy, let's hope these two can put their differences aside and learn to be best friends by game day.
For non sports-related reasons, Nala, an 8-week-old Japanese Chin, has attacked Nancy Kerrigan with a pipe on several occasions.
Up until recently, Harry, a 12-week-old Chocolate Dachshund Smooth has served as second string quarterback. He will be stepping into the spotlight for the first time on Puppy Bowl game day as a result of the tragic spinal injury suffered by first string QB Jason Street.
Lenny claims to be a 12-week-old Catahoula Leopard Dog mix. He is actually 29-year-old Green Bay Packer Aaron Rodgers in stage makeup.
Willis, a long-haired Chihuahua mix, was catfished by an actual catfish. Don't mention it — he still doesn't know.
Snoop Dogg has asked to be Celtic Football Club's mascot for their upcoming Uefa Champions league game against Juventus.
He said: "It's the one I need to go to. It’s the game we've been waiting for. I need tickets but I want to walk out with the team like a little kid with the banner. Yes, yes, make it happen. Hail, hail the Celts are here. Yabadabadoo!"
This comes just a few months after Snoop said he was looking into investing in the Glasgow football side after watching highlights of the team's surprising 2-1 win over FC Barcelona in the Uefa Champions League group stage. that's as good as it's gonna get, lbr
At the time, he said:"I've got a lot of interest in soccer. It's not a new thing for hip hop stars to invest in sports teams but it is a new thing for hip hop stars to invest in soccer teams. I see how passionate Celtic fans are about their team and I could see myself making an investment if any of the board wanted to sell."
Still waiting for Coronation Street to call him back
FAVOURITE CELEBRITY FAN, ontd?
Lea Salonga on FOX 5 NEWS singing Empty Chairs & Empty Tables
WAS the world's worst filmmaker in the running to direct the next Star Wars?
Well, probably not.
But it looks like Tommy Wiseau, director of cult classic The Room, was still disappointed to hear news that the directing responsibilities for Star Wars: Episode VII had been given to J.J Abrams.
“The star war would of been a dream”, tweeted Mr Wiseau today, suggesting that the news.
Mr Wiseau rose to fame after directing, writing, producing, starring in The Room, a bizarre vanity project that cost him US$6million ($5739429).
The film, with its astonishingly stilted dialogue, meandering plot and stunningly weird acting, has amassed a huge and dedicated cult following.
It is widely thought to be one the worst films of all time, despite originally being advertised as "a film with the passion of Tennessee Williams.”
(i get to interview him after I watch it with him too!)
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Free For All SUPER BOWL
Baltimore Ravens VS San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans
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O SNAP. HALF THE POWER IS OUT.