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Taylor Swift is being sued over a cancelled concert in Canada.
The 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' hitmaker is facing a lawsuit after being paid in advance to headline a country music festival in Canada which has since been cancelled, reports TMZ.
Promoters for Capital Hoedown - which was due to take place in Ottawa in August 2012 - reportedly failed to put the concert together in time and it was subsequently nixed. Now the company which sold tickets for the event feels Taylor, 22, should use her sizeable fee to refund $1.8 million worth of ticket purchases, according to documents filed in New York federal court.
The singer's representatives contest, however, that her deal was not with the ticket company and thus she is not liable for the refunds. They also claim they have not yet seen the lawsuit.
Taylor has had previous brushes with the law; in 2010 she was reportedly sued by former manager Dan Dymtrow for breach of contract. He claimed he signed the 'I Knew You Were Trouble' singer aged 14 and helped her launch her career but her family conspired to fire him before he could earn a commission from her sales.
While precious little is known about Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D., this much is certain: If ABC orders the Joss Whedon-directed/co-written pilot to series, it will bring something new to the small screen.
“I’m excited about the show because it’s a very hopeful show,” Whedon told TVLine Sunday at the 2013 Streamy Awards, where he was nominated for best guest appearance (in Husbands). “It’s not about murder, and it’s not about crime, and it’s not people looking into their own belly buttons. It’s about people who are trying to help each other, and that’s one of the things I loved about comic books. They had costumes and the villains were cool [but] they stood for something, and I like doing a show that does that.”
In addition to being very hopeful (and “very Joss,” as ABC boss Paul Lee has said), Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. — not surprisingly — will very strongly evoke its source material. “We’re trying very hard to be true to [Marvel's] ethos and also to the structure of their universe,” Whedon shared. “So it is definitely a Marvel show.”
That said, Whedon says to expect “not a ton” of familiar faces from the Marvel-verse, though “there’s a little bit of talk of that” for any possible future the project has in primetime. “Right now, I want to involve people in the characters that we’ve created for the show,” Whedon said, “and then we’ll worry about [the other stuff].”
Currently, the cast for S.H.I.E.L.D. — which wrapped filming on the pilot last week and is being fast-tracked by ABC — includes ER alum Ming-Na (as former soldier Melinda May), Clark Gregg (reprising his big-screen Avengers role as Agent Phil Coulson), Nashville’s Chloe Bennet (playing superhero culture-obsessed Skye), British beauty Elizabeth Henstridge (science expert Gemma Simmons), Scotsman Iain De Caestecker (tech whiz Leo Fitz) and Brett Dalton (rising star Agent Grant).
Last month, there was talk that Cobie Smulders might sneak away from How I Met Your Mother to at least cameo as Maria Hill, the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent she played in Whedon’s The Avengers. In actuality, Whedon cautions that Smulders’ schedule “will permit very little” involvement, “but if we can get a hold of her anytime, we will.”
After all, the auteur said, weaving in previous inhabitants of his own Whedonverse is nice, but never imperative.
“You look for the best person for the role, and if that person is someone you already know, then great. That’s some work done for you,” he told us. “But as much as I would love to — and once did — make a movie just with my friends, you always want to increase the family.”
One week after Lil Wayne was was ejected from a Miami Heat basketball game, Weezy goes on a rant against the Miami Heat and claims he had sex with Heat power forward Chris Bosh's wife...
Last night at Cash Money CEO Birdman's NBA All Star Weekend Birthday blowout in Houston, Weezy explained to a crowded night club that the Heat had him banned from all All Star Weekend activities and then launched into his rant.
Hip Hop journalist Karen Civil was in the house and live Tweeted the entire tirade.
Tim Burton cast Johnny Depp in 'Edward Scissorhands' in spite of his pretty boy reputation.
The filmmaker - who has worked with the Hollywood actor countless times - saw past the teen heartthrob status Johnny's '80s TV crime drama '21 Jump Street' afforded him and discovered a sensitive man pigeon-holed because of his looks, which he thought was perfect for the lead role in his iconic fantasy film.
He explained: ''It was quite simple. I mean, I knew about '21 Jump Street', and I had seen pictures and stuff, and I met him and he just reminded me of what the character was. At the time he was perceived as a teen idol, you know, a Justin Bieber type of guy, but as a person he wasn't that.
''So, for me, he mirrored what Edward Scissorhands was: he was something inside, but people treated him a certain way because of the way he looks. So in a weird way, he was the character, because he had those feelings.''
The 1990 film marked the beginning of the pair's many collaborations, and Tim says over the years he has looked to his muse for creative inspiration when it comes to penning scripts.
Quizzed about Johnny's involvement in the films, Tim added in an interview with Deadline's AwardsLine: ''It depends. Every one has been different. I'm trying to think back. With 'Ed Wood', the script was there.
''I think on 'Sweeney Todd', I just asked him, before there was a script, if he'd go for it. But usually there's a script.''
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie spent Valentine's Day at LA's Natural Museum of History with their 4 year old twins Knox and Vivienne.
The day before, on Wednesday, Angelina was seen shopping at Urban Outfitters with son Pax and daughter Zahara. Both children will have brief roles in their mother's upcoming movie Maleficent.
A source claims that Maddox wants his parents to stop moving them from place to place so he can join a sports team as a way to make lots of new pals. His father Brad is said to be supportive of the idea, but Angelina can't bear to be in one place for too long, causing friction in their household.
The family has lived all over the world together, taking up residence in England, France, New Orleans and Los Angeles in recent years.
“Maddox is growing up and wants to play sports and hang with kids his own age,” the source detailed.
“He told his mom he really hates being home-schooled and wants to stay in one place.”
It is thought that Angelina, who is also a part of the Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, loves their cosmopolitan lifestyle. Apparently, the idea of staying anchored to one place does not appeal to her in the slightest!
“She can only handle it in L.A. for short periods of time,” the insider explained.
“She doesn’t really like to stay in any place for too long. They had a big fight over it.”
Brad understands the importance of team sport - he was a star member of his school's football team back in the day!
“Brad has said he can’t wait for the day when he can cheer his kids on when they are playing sports,” the insider went on.
“He played football in school and wants the boys in particular to know what it’s like to be on a team.”
Will they marry at the end of May?
It was recently claimed the duo will marry in May after they told friends to keep the last week of the month free.
An insider said: 'Brad has asked those closest to him to make sure they're free the week after the Cannes Film Festival finishes on 26 May.
'Brad will be in Cannes with Angelina and the kids to promote World War Z. He has also blocked out a couple of weeks in his work schedule after which has made his friends even more certain.'
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Jay-Z and Beyoncé were two of the biggest celebrities to sit court side during the NBA All-Star game in Houston. Hip-hop’s most powerful couple watched as the Western Conference All-Stars, led by Chris Paul, defeated LeBron James and the Eastern Conference All-Stars.
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Along with Jay-Z and Beyoncé, other notable celebrities to sit courtside included, 2 Chainz, Gabby Douglas, Ludacris, Trinidad James, Common, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz.
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Kicking off the All-Star weekend in Houston, Texas – the annual Sprint All-Star Celebrity Game took place featuring a massive set of names – old and new. With a game featuring R&B stars Ne-Yo, Trey Songz and the return of Hip Hop star Common, along with Gold-medal winner Usain Bolt, Terrence Jenkins (formerly Terrence J), Rocsi Diaz, Nick Cannon and more of NBA’s Elite both current stars and legends.
Unfortunately for the East, they were thoroughly trounced by the West losing by a staggering 20 points with the final score 58-38, and taking the MVP home again (with major skepticism considering his 5pts, 3 rebounds, 1 assist) was none other than comic relief, Kevin Hart.
after winning Hart proceeded to do the Harlem Shake
NBA All-Star Game 2013 results: West defeats East, 143-138, as CP3 is named MVP
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The latest poster for Iron Man 3 has been released - giving fans their first proper look at Guy Pearce in character as Aldrich Killian.
The former Neighbours star plays a renegade scientist who creates the "extremis virus", a nanotechnology intended to help create super-soldiers - and who decides to use his creation for his own evil ends.
Pearce had previously dismissed his role as a "cameo", but his co-star James Badge Dale - who plays another baddie in the superhero sequel - has hinted that there may be more to it than that.
He told Showbizz411:"Ben Kingsley is the mouthpiece. Guy Pearce is the brain. I'm the muscle."
How did I not know Guy Pearce was in Iron Man 3? I am suddenly here for this.
Her award-winning historical novels chronicle the brutal fate suffered by Royal consorts in Tudor times.
Now Hilary Mantel has delivered a withering assessment of Kate Middleton, dismissing the Duchess of Cambridge as a personality-free “shop window mannequin”, whose sole purpose is to deliver an heir to the throne.
The pregnant Duchess is a bland, “machine-made” Princess, “designed by committee” who lacks Anne Boleyn’s cleverness and Diana’s ability to transform herself into an avenging wraith, the double Booker Prize-winning writer claimed.
Delivering a London Review of Books lecture on Royal Bodies at the British Museum, the author of Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, the acclaimed novels which detail the failure of Henry VIII’s wives to produce an heir, examines the prospects for the future queen consort.
On first impressions, Mantel believed Kate Middleton to be “a jointed doll on which certain rags are hung. In those days she was a shop-window mannequin, with no personality of her own, entirely defined by what she wore.”
Prince William’s wife-to-be was as “painfully thin as anyone could wish, without quirks, without oddities, without the risk of the emergence of character."
“She appears precision-made, machine-made, so different from Diana whose human awkwardness and emotional incontinence showed in her every gesture.”
The Duchess of Cambridge “appeared to have been designed by a committee and built by craftsmen, with a perfect plastic smile and the spindles of her limbs hand-turned and gloss-varnished.”
Ms Mantel said: “Presumably Kate was designed to breed in some manners. She looks like a nicely brought up young lady, with ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ part of her vocabulary.” But in her first official portrait since marrying William, painted by Paul Emsley and unveiled last month, “her eyes are dead.”
Kate is quite unlike Anne Boleyn, who was “a power player, a clever and determined woman.” Although the Duchess will probably escape a beheading, their fates will be similar. “In the end she (Anne) was valued for her body parts, not her intellect or her soul; it was her womb that was central to her story… a royal lady is a royal vagina.”
Female Royals are “persons but they are supra-personal, carriers of a blood line: at the most basic, they are breeding stock, collections of organs.”
Whilst St James’s Palace fumes at pictures of the Duchess in a bikini showing a slight baby bump in a number of foreign magazines, taken during a break on the Caribbean island of Mustique, Mantel observes: “The royal body exists to be looked at.”
The author compared the Royals to pandas.“Our current royal family doesn’t have the difficulties in breeding that pandas do, but pandas and royal persons alike are expensive to conserve and ill-adapted to any modern environment.
“But aren’t they interesting? Aren’t they nice to look at? Some people find them endearing; some pity them for their precarious situation; everybody stares at them, and however airy the enclosure they inhabit, it’s still a cage.”
The death of Diana, who “passed through trials, through ordeals at the world’s hands…wasn’t just an accident,” Ms Mantel said. “It was fate showing her hand, fate with her twisted grin.”
Whilst Ms Mantel’s speech was “brilliantly written,” Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, said she was being unfair to the Duchess. “When Diana came on the scene she would just sit there and look pretty. We all thought she was pretty bland. It wasn’t until later that we learned about all the troubles of her marriage and her personality began to shine through. Kate might yet come into her own.”
The Royals’ glad-handing duties mean they “can’t do anything that might reveal their personality,” Ms Seward argued. “They have to be nice to everyone. They are probably stupefyingly bored but they can’t appear to be having anything other than a nice time.”
The Duchess chose today to give an insight into the causes that she will support, hailing the start of a project which will see one of her charities receive a huge financial boost from a philanthropic organisation.
She described her delight at Action On Addiction, which she backs as patron, becoming the beneficiary of the fundraising efforts of 100 Women in Hedge Funds during 2013.
"Those affected by addiction are in desperate need of the highest level of care and treatment; Action On Addiction delivers this brilliantly,” she wrote in a letter to mark the launch of the fundraising project. “Whether direct or indirect, the impact of addiction can be devastating.”
On Tuesday, she will visit the addiction charity's Hope House treatment centre, in Clapham, south London, to meet women recovering from alcohol and drug dependency.
The talented actor—who's currently filming Hunger Games: Catching Fire—shares his must-have mobile games and sports apps.
Like most twenty-year-olds, Josh Hutcherson does not leave his house without his iPhone. You might think that's where the similarities between The Hunger Games star and typical twenty-year-olds end, but you'd be wrong. Turns out the award-winning actor has totally down-to-earth taste in apps, listing quirky games like Furby and Techno Kitten Adventure as favorites.
"I use every app possible to stay up to date with sports. My homescreen picture is when I was snowboarding with my brother," he says. Sadly, Josh did not share the aforementioned snapshot of him and his brother shredding through the mountains, but he did reveal his five favorite apps.
"So much fun in combination with a Furby. With this app you can feed your Furby and translate its speech."
"See what you and your friends will look like in 40 years! Super easy to use—and really scary!"
NBA Game Time
"I am a huge basketball fan and with this app I have the NBA with me wherever I go. A great feature is I get notified when it is 'crunch time' in a game, where it gets really exciting, I know to tune in.
Techno Kitten Adventure
"Great for downtime. You control a flying kitten, powered by a jet pack that must avoid obstacles timed to techno music."
"Great fun with group shots. With this app, you automatically swap faces in photos, placing someone else's face on another person's body. Takes everyone's face in the photo and mixes them up. Hilarious."
What are your favorite apps, ONTD?
A heckler threw a bottle at the singer in London, just as a story was published comparing Rihanna to Princess Diana
Rihanna successfully launched her new fashion line, River Island, on Saturday in London.
But after the show, the singer's celebration of the day was ruined.
A about 3 a.m. Sunday, according to reports in the Daily News and Daily Mail, Rihanna was leaving the Box Nightclub in London with friends Melissa Forde and Cara Delevingne when a heckler began yelling at her about getting back together with Chris Brown. The heckler threw a bottle of Lucozade, a British energy drink, at Rihanna, 24.
She dodged the bottle, and in the chaos fell against a metal shop gate and cut her knee. Photos show her dabbing at the blood.
Her bodyguard also injured his leg amid the chaos and had to be taken to a hospital for treatment, reports the News.
Rihanna tweeted about her London trip, but only to acknowledge a lengthy piece in The Sunday Times comparing her to Princess Diana.
"Just so happens I came home drunk to this in a pile of papers outside my hotel room! My lil Bajan behind ... When your face is pic-stitched to Princess Diana's on the cover of The Sunday Times.... I mean.."
This Sunday is a big night for movies, with the Academy Awards ceremony set to air, after which ABC will air a special episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. The promo for Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars promises a bevy of movie stars and the debut of the follow-up to last year's viral success Movie: The Movie, fittingly titled, Movie: The Movie, 2V.
The promo below reminds us that Jimmy Kimmel's late night talk show is doing really well at ABC. The post-Oscar episode should give the show another boost, especially when we factor in the celebrities starring in the anticipated Movie: The Movie sequel, including Jennifer Aniston, Bradley Cooper, Oscar host Seth MacFarlane, Jessica Chastain, Jude Law and more.
ABC says Movie: The Movie, 2V is the next biggest, most star-studded and spectacular non-existent film the world has ever seen.
Will the sequel live up to the original? We'll find out when it makes its world premiere during the episode that airs on Sunday, February 24 at 10:00 p.m. PT on ABC. While we wait, for those who haven't seen it, or who need a refresher for Movie: The Movie in anticipation of this Sunday's JKL, go ahead and add to the almost-20-million view count by watching it below:
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Welcome back to greatness, "The Good Wife." After what felt like many weeks of missteps and episodes that were thisclose to hitting a home run, "Red Team/Blue Team" knocked it out of the park. Everything worked, even Eli Gold's storyline -- thank Carrie Preston's Elsbeth Tascioni for that.
The episode opened with a joyous Lockhart/Gardner. In one month, they've eliminated their debt ... and ended up turning some profit. And just like that, half a season's story came to an end.
The main case: The makers of an energy drink want Lockhart/Gardner to test their case with a mock trial. Will and Diane tap Alicia and Cary to be their opposing counsel. All is fine and dandy ... until Alicia and Cary found out the partners have withdrawn their equity partnership offer. The gloves came off and the claws came out. Alicia and Cary really go after Will and Diane, poking giant holes in their case. Good for them, Will and Diane need to be taken down a peg. However, Will takes it a little too personally and a late night confrontation with Alicia turns into a shout match ... then a makeout session. Wilicia fans, react! It's like we're back in Season 1, both with the relationships and fantastic storytelling.
Alicia and Cary beat Will and Diane in mock trial and the Thief energy drink people decide to settle their wrongful death suit.
I really enjoy the relationship Cary and Alicia have developed. After they both realized their deals were taken away, I couldn't help but feel like Alicia put on her iPod and listened to Dixie Chicks' "Not Ready to Make Nice." The fourth years who had their deals delayed for a year meet at Alicia's -- of course, Zach and Grace annoyingly try and get the 411. Sorry guys, haven't missed you -- and decide to meet with their big clients to try and scare the partners into thinking they're bailing. Cary wants to take it one step further and actually create Florrick, Agos & Associates. "We can change the world," he tells Alicia.
Honestly, I think it might be in the future. Maybe not that combo, but shifting some people off to a different firm to spice things up. If only Michael J. Fox didn't land a new NBC series ...
In order to split up the fourth years, the partners decide to offer equity partnership to just one of the pissed off people: Alicia. It's called "The Good Wife," after all. She takes the spot, but not without consulting Cary. Hello, future conflict.
Meanwhile, Carrie Preston returned as the wonderfully looney Elsbeth Tascioni. The writers made a smart move in pairing her with Alan Cumming's Eli Gold. This let Eli get back to his kooky roots and gave him something to do besides scowl and hang out in Alicia's office. Kyle MacLachlan made his first appearance as Josh, Elsbeth's new nemesis in the Justice Department. He's a little more balanced in the weird department, but the two certainly had sparks. Josh fudged records in the case against Eli, but in the end, Elsbeth got his trickery on record. And she rejected his biscotti. Cannot praise Preston's performance enough. "The Good Wife" struck gold when they created this character and tapped Preston to bring her to life.
"Red Team/Blue Team" will go down as one of the best episodes of the series.
Gasp count: Two! The gasps are back!
Some other things:
Diane's broach during day one of the mock trail was very elegant.
"Eli, there's a weird lady here to see you."
"Elsbeth, come on in."
"Why yes, I would. I love biscotti!" Elsbeth, before realizing what a scumbag Josh is.
- no promos yet, so recap.
- cary count: yaasssss!
- Ugh @ this show and their treatment of black actresses.
There's another pea joining the pod.
Fergie and Josh Duhamel are expecting a baby, the singer confirmed on Twitter Monday.
"Josh & Me & BABY makes three!!!" she Tweeted.
This will be the first child for the couple, who wed in January 2009 in Malibu.
Both Fergie, 37, and Duhamel, 40, have been clear about their desire for children – but kept the timeline open.
"Not right this second," the Black Eyed Peas frontwoman said in May 2011, while her husband added, "We'll go there at some point."
It seems the time has arrived.
STEVEN SODERBERGH: Did you think you were Little Miss Hot Shit in college, or did that come later?
ROONEY MARA: When I was at college, my nickname was Keds, because I wore Keds. I guess it wasn’t really a nickname, because nicknames are usually given to you by people who are your friends and who know you. But I didn’t know the people who called me Keds. I think that they didn’t like me because I didn’t want to join a sorority. I left that school.
SODERBERGH: Sounds like you would have been asked to leave if you hadn’t left on your own, especially since you think that all sororities should be abolished. Your background is boring me, so let’s get to the movie stuff. When you were working with [David] Fincher on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo , why did he have to do so many takes of all your scenes?
MARA: Har, har . . . Because I am such a pleasure to be around, Fincher would prolong my scenes so that I would be on set all of the time. And maybe because I am stubborn, I thought that I could out-stubborn him. But you can’t out-stubborn a Finch. He was always right, though. Not everyone can make films with “less than one take,” like you.
SODERBERGH: So do you really have any tattoos? Or was that acting?
MARA: I don’t have any. That was acting.
SODERBERGH: And are you an expert hacker? Or was that acting, too?
MARA: That was also acting. Unfortunately.
SODERBERGH: So why didn’t you win the Oscar?
MARA: Lots of reasons . . . I know how much you love your Oscar. My dog’s name is Oskar.
SODERBERGH: As an Oscar-winner, I find that incredibly insulting. By the way, do you know that your dog hates the way you smell?
MARA: He’s sleeping next to me right this very moment. He loves everything about me, bless his little heart.
SODERBERGH: In our movie, Side Effects, you were asked to play a woman who is struggling with clinical depression—amongst other things. I must note for the record that, as your director, I did not see you do any preparation for this role. Do you wing it all the time, or were you just trying to fuck up this movie specifically?
MARA: Clearly, on the eve of your retirement, you stopped paying attention to everything. When I do a film, I follow the director. And because you wing everything—like this interview—I decided that that’s the way I should work as well.
SODERBERGH: I think we both know how much I prepared for this interview. But just to give the Interview readers a little bit of insight . . . For the first week of shooting, I told you to do the opposite of what I wanted you to do, because I knew that you would do the opposite of what I asked. Then you stopped doing that, so I started asking you to do what I wanted, which you did for a while, and then I went back to asking for the opposite, and then, after about day nine, I was so medicated that I’m not sure what happened. Tell me about that.
MARA: If you hadn’t lost your ability to read people, you would have known that at first I was doing whatever you asked—and then slowly, bitterly, I started doing the opposite.
SODERBERGH: Glad it was a short shoot. By the way, you wanted your fee on Side Effects to be paid to you in small, unmarked bills. What’s up with that?
MARA: Shh . . .
SODERBERGH: So tell me this then: Why are you naked in every movie?
MARA: I just do what I’m told, when I’m told. There is a line, though—like when you asked me to do reverse cowgirl with Channing [Tatum, who plays Mara’s husband in Side Effects], and I put my foot down. If the character should be nude in the scene and it makes sense and I trust the person making the film—and I regret my decision to trust you now that I know you more—then I don’t see a problem with it. I certainly don’t want to be involved in anything that is gratuitous, but I don’t think the human body is something to be ashamed of. Every other person on the planet has the same parts as I do. So seeing them shouldn’t be a huge shock to most people.
SODERBERGH: First of all, reverse cowgirl occupies a very important position in porn—pun intended. Plus, you told me that you couldn’t stand to look at Channing, so I was just trying to solve a problem.
MARA: You would know . . . If I recall, Channing didn’t want to look at me.
SODERBERGH: He said that you scared him. Seriously. What were you doing that made him scared?
MARA: I don’t know! I thought I was pretty nice, even when I was thinking of . . . Spoiler!
SODERBERGH: Shut up! But maybe this is a good time for you to answer some questions you’ve been avoiding. For example: Are you afraid of being kidnapped?
MARA: I try not to think about it. I would probably be more afraid for the person who was kidnapping me.
MARA: Because when threatened, I can get very scary—and hypoglycemic if I’m not fed every few hours. It’s not pleasant.
SODERBERGH: I’ve noticed. Everyone on the crew called you “Looney Mara.” Do you think that’s funny?
MARA: Umm . . .
SODERBERGH: Actually, some of the crew called you “Jumper Cable,” because you had no energy. Do you think that’s funnier?
MARA: Well, I think it’s more relevant, as I was playing someone with clinical depression. A lack of energy was sort of part of the no-preparation that I did.
SODERBERGH: That reminds me—why are you constantly sick?
MARA: Because of too many Z-Paks growing up.
SODERBERGH: Oh, this is interesting. So you were sexually promiscuous . . .
MARA: No, I was pretty prude.
SODERBERGH: Oh . . . Not so interesting. So why don’t you eat normal food?
MARA: By “normal,” do you mean food that has been genetically modified? I try to eat food that hasn’t been washed in ammonia and then packaged in the shape of breaded dinosaurs filled with cheese—even though those are very tasty. I like to eat food that can actually make it through the 20-plus feet of my small intestine.
SODERBERGH: So you’re not vegan because of the senseless, pointless, morally repugnant, environmentally catastrophic practice of animal farming, but because of your little intestine?
MARA: All of those reasons play a role.
SODERBERGH: If you were alone on a desert island and could only have one piece of music to listen to, don’t you think everyone would be really happy?
MARA: Clearly, you would be really happy. I would be happy for a while, too, depending on what music it was.
SODERBERGH: Let’s talk politics: Why did you wear your sister’s training bra? She’s still trying to get over that.
MARA: She told you that? That’s embarrassing. She was really upset when my mom brought her home a training bra. She didn’t want it, so I moseyed on over and picked it up. I was very eager to get boobs. It wasn’t until years later that the training bra would actually fit. I’ve regretted it ever since.
SODERBERGH: Do you still have it?
MARA: No. Of course not.
SODERBERGH: Pretty sure they had eBay back then. Should’ve kept it. I’ve never seen you read. Do you know how?
MARA: Yes, sir, I do know how. I love to read. I’m still pen pals with my ninth-grade English teacher, Mr. Shanley. He tells me what books to read.
MARA: Do I care about reviews? Yes and no. I tend to not put too much credence in what other people think, but then, of course, you are curious as to what other people think and you want people to respect you. So, I don’t know. At the end of the day, I am so much more critical of myself than anyone else could be, and I know when something I’ve done is really bad or kind of good. I guess sometimes you read a review to see if anyone else picked up on something bad that you already picked up on yourself. So, generally, if I do read them, I do it when I am feeling really bad about myself, and I find the meanest things that people have said so I can validate my own feelings. I don’t read them to fluff myself up. In fact, rarely do you believe it when someone says something nice.
ODERBERGH: One of the reasons I’m so creative is that my parents got divorced. What’s it like growing up in a stable household?
MARA: Really? Do you want to elaborate on that? Do you think your creativity is directly related to your parents’ divorce? And why would that be? I think that I have a pretty vivid imagination despite my stable household. Everyone’s family has their quirks. No one is perfect.
SODERBERGH: Well, for me it was a great lesson in subtext. But since you’re always playing the surface of things, I guess it wouldn’t have helped you.
MARA: I was actually fired once for having too much inner life.
SODERBERGH: That sounds unlikely. I don’t know if I told you this, but I like to work fast because I’m convinced that I could die at any moment and I’m worried that someone else will have to finish my movie. Do you worry about dying?
MARA: Who do you think they would hire to finish your movie? Is there anyone you would trust to finish it? Sometimes I think about that—like, “Okay, if I died right now, would they have to reshoot the whole film? Or would they be able to edit around it.” Then I think through the scenes that are left to shoot, and weigh if they would be able to finish it or not.
SODERBERGH: They could always get your sister to jump in and finish it. But let’s talk about god for a moment. Do you feel guilty about all of the terrible things you’ve done in your life? Actually, let me rephrase that: Do you think that we are all being watched, and when we die, we will get a report card?
MARA: A report card? I can’t even remember what a report card looks like. Is that strange? I literally can’t picture it. But no, I don’t think we get a report card. I do think, though, that the way we live our lives and treat each other matters. I’m quite often paranoid that I am being watched.
SODERBERGH: Well, duh—you are! Talk about what scares you. Be specific.
MARA: Diseases, like the one in Contagion . Black mambas. Heights. The ocean. Outer space. Humans.
SODERBERGH: Anyone specifically besides me?
MARA: Stop projecting. You don’t scare me.
SODERBERGH: You seem very content with your feet. Why is that?
MARA: Wow . . . I need to remember to keep that one closer to the chest next time. I don’t know. They are just pretty great feet. They get me to where I need to be—usually on time. They don’t smell. They are a nice size. Long toes . . .
SODERBERGH: I don’t like seeing men’s feet. It’s too intimate. Don’t you think flip-flops and sandals on men should be outlawed?
MARA: No. I like flip-flops on men. I am not grossed out by feet. I’ve never seen your feet, though, so that could change.
SODERBERGH: I don’t have feet; I have another set of hands. Have you ever asked anyone out?
MARA: I don’t think so . . .
SODERBERGH: Interesting. What’s your favorite swear word and why?
MARA: When I was growing up, I wasn’t allowed to say “fart.” Fart was a swear word. We had to say “honk” instead—“He honked!” A penis was a “winky.” But these days, I like words with a little more punch.
SODERBERGH: Like doodie?
MARA: Like cunt.
SODERBERGH: Whoa . . . Okay. Would you lie to help your best friend?
MARA: Help them with what? How serious is the situation? Probably. I need more information than that to make a decision. But, as I’ve told you before, I am a terrible liar.
SODERBERGH: I just turned 50, which seemed old to me when I was your age. Does that seem old to you now?
MARA: No. I mean, don’t get me wrong, you are only a few years younger than my parents, so technically you could be my dad. But a lot—probably most—of my friends are over the age of 35. And you are super-immature, so you seem a lot younger than your age.
SODERBERGH: Thank you. I happen to think the most valuable natural resource on this planet is Velcro, but I hear you’re into some shit with what, water? Schools?
MARA: I’m involved with a charity in Kibera, Kenya, called Uweza. I started a charity a few years ago, and then joined up with Uweza because we had a lot of the same goals and we had been helping each other out for years. We don’t do anything with water, but I did just get back from a trip with Oxfam America, and they are doing some pretty incredible work with water. I will recommend something with Velcro to them, though.
SODERBERGH: Did your parents make you get involved with that stuff?
MARA: No, my parents begged me not to go. But they are extremely supportive now.
SODERBERGH: I cried when Magic Mike wasn’t nominated for a People’s Choice Award. When was the last time you cried?
MARA: You’re a liar.
SODERBERGH: You weren’t there, so you don’t know for sure. The hardest I’ve ever laughed, though, was when I watched Valley of the Dolls  one Thanksgiving on mushrooms. What’s the hardest that you’ve ever laughed?
MARA: It’s too inappropriate to tell you about in this interview, but it involves latex.
SODERBERGH: Latex is always funny. I refuse to let my wife wear green. What color will you not wear?
MARA: I’m pretty sure I’ve seen Jules [Asner, Soderbergh’s wife] wear green. But I try not to wear color. Ever.
SODERBERGH: For political reasons?
MARA: No, because it’s easier to get dressed in the morning.
Sorry for the repost. I forgot to include the rest of the interview. I saw Side Effects last night and thought it was surprisingly good.
Hilary Duff arriving at Heathrow Airport in London February 19th
Preparing for a skip Across the Pond, Hilary Duff arrived at LAX Airport in Los Angeles on Monday.
You can catch Hilary on Raising Hope next tuesday at 8 on FOX
Pictured with fans today
She's so gorgeous, seems like everyone is in london rn.
Christian Bale is bracing to climb Mount Everest. The Welsh actor is in talks to star in “Everest,” a film about two deadly days on the world's tallest mountain that Baltasar Kormakur is in talks to direct for Universal and Working Title, multiple individuals close to the project told TheWrap.
The film tells the same story as Jon Krakauer’s book “Into Thin Air," but is not an adaptation of it, according to one of those individuals.
Krakauer wrote the book about a two-day span in 1996 when eight people died on Mount Everest while attempting to reach the summit. It became known as "The Mount Everest Disaster."
Krakaeur was on assignment for Outside magazine, ascending in a party led by Rob Hall. Hall’s group, one of several on the mountain, lost four people, including Hall. That was the deadliest single year in the history of Everest.
Universal and Emmett/Furla will co-finance the project while Universal and Working Title, partners since 1999, will produce together. They have worked on films such as “Les Miserables” and “Atonement.”
All parties cautioned that the deals for Bale and Kormakur are not done. The director and Working Title have been trying to get the project off the ground, but would need to shoot this summer. While establishing shots will be taken in Nepal, they will film most of it in Kormakur's native Iceland, the glaciers there are a facsimile of Everest. Nobody wants to be in Iceland during the winter.
Sony has a competing Everest-themed project, also named after the mountain, which Doug Liman will direct. Tom Hardy is attached to star as famed mountaineer George Mallory.
Bale last appeared in “The Dark Knight Rises,” and has made three movies since then – “Knight of Cups,” a Terence Malick film also starring Teresa Palmer and Natalie Portman, an untitled Malick film starring Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender and Portman, and “Out of the Furnace,” a Scott Cooper thriller co-starring Zoe Saldana, Casey Affleck and Willem Dafoe. Both “Knight” and “Furnace” will open in theaters this year.
Bale will next star in David O. Russell’s follow-up to “Silver Linings Playbook” alongside Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner. That should shoot in the spring, before "Everest" would get going.
Kormakur, whose last film was “The Deep,” previously worked with Working Title on “Contraband,” which starred Mark Wahlberg. Emmett/Furla and Universal partnered on Kormakur’s most recent project, “2 Guns,” a crime drama starring Wahlberg and Denzel Washington. That opens in theaters this August.
The WME-repped director will soon direct HBO's "The Missionary" and has a lot of potential projects in the air, including a long-gestating film about Vikings.
Michael Jackson’s oldest child Prince Michael is now an ET correspondent, taking on interviewing duties to cover the upcoming sure-to-be-blockbuster, Oz the Great and Powerful. ET’s Brooke Anderson mentored Jackson through his first-ever interview with actors James Franco, Zach Braff and director Sam Raimi, discussing their upcoming film, a reimagining of the 1939 classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Jackson’s father famously played The Scarecrow in the 1978 feature film The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical Wonderful Wizard of Oz, directed by Sidney Lumet. Jackson revealed to Anderson that he aspires to a career in the entertainment industry saying, “I’m looking to become well-rounded as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor.”
Anderson remarked how he seems so much wiser and older than his ripe age of 16 to which Jackson replied, “That’s what most of my people say. That was all thanks to my dad. He raised me right.” When asked by Anderson who Jackson would like to interview next if he had his choice and who he admires, he divulged, “Probably Peter Jackson because I love his movies. Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and King Kong. I just love the way he shoots [and how] he brings things and depicts it back to life. I used to study his movies with my dad, put the volume off and just watch it, just the shots to see how he put it together.”
During Jackson’s interview with the stars, he received advice about pursuing his dreams. Franco advised Jackson, “I always tell people, just go out and try, and stop waiting around or dreaming it’s going to happen. Just go and start doing things on your own.” Tune in to ET tonight and all this week for more of Jackson’s reporting debut!
Looks like Paris Jackson may be planning on joining the family business!
The late Michael Jackson’s 14-year-old daughter, who recently debuted a new, edgy look inspired by rocker Lita Ford, continued giving her fans a glimpse into her teenage world over the weekend by uploading some new images onto Twitter.
Paris kicked off the weekend by visiting Los Angeles music mecca Amoeba Music, uploading a photo of their famous logo and tweeting “Amoeba is life.”
Later in the day, she documented a musical moment by posting a snap of herself with an electric guitar and wearing an oversized Nirvana shirt and maroon colored beanie.
#bass #jammin #music