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- Mindy McCready Killed Her Dog Before Committing Suicide
- Alec Baldwin Allegedly Threatens Reporter & Hurls Racial Slurs
- Josh Hutcherson's Favorite iPhone Apps
- Hilary Mantel Attacks 'Bland, Plastic, Machine-Made' Duchess of Cambridge
- Josh Duhamel Manages the Impossible, Impregnates Fergie Ferg
- Michelle Pfeiffer Credits Vegan Diet for Ageless Looks
- Deli Issues Apology To Forrest Whitacker. Claims Employee Was Misguided, Not Racist
- Bazaar Photoshops Sarah Jessica Parker Horribly
- Kim Kardashian 'Flipping Out' Over Pregnancy Weight Gain
- How My Mad Fat Diary Reduced Mental Health Stigma
- Beyoncé Has Never Been Less Convincing About the Veracity of Her Pregnancy
- Amanda Seyfried: 'Broken guys' can be 'attractive'
- My Strange Addiction: ‘Don’t end up with a behind like mine’
- Lena Dunham Opens Up About Life-Long Battle with Anxiety and OCD
- Leah Fires Back On Twitter: I'm Not A Whore & My Daughter Does Not Have Special Needs
- Hello's Exclusive: One Direction's emotional trip to Ghana
- Marion Cotillard is "Totally In Love" With Jennifer Lawrence
- Clive Davis Comes Out in New Memoirs
- Chaz Bono: How I Lost 43 Lbs. – and Hope to Lose More
- Mia Wasikowska: Shia LaBoeuf Was Drunk, Scary And Crazy On Set
- Azealia Banks Attacks Gay Rights Organizations
- 02/19/13--10:59: Seth MacFarlane expects to lose the Oscar to Adele
- 02/19/13--11:15: Bonnaroo Lineup 2013
- 02/19/13--11:37: Les Misérables Coming Back to Broadway in March 2014
- 02/19/13--11:38: Oscars Fashion Disasters
- 02/19/13--11:50: Jepsen leads the 2013 Juno contenders
- the induction of eight-time Juno winner k.d. lang into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame
- another edition of the Juno Songwriters’ Circle, in which an artist, to be announced in March, performs and discusses their songwriting methods
- 02/19/13--11:50: Game of Thrones: More Blu-ray details aka a House ONTD post
- 02/19/13--11:50: Postal Service Add More Dates to Reunion Tour
- 02/19/13--11:50: Kate Upton’s Trainer Defends Her ‘Porky’ Body
- 02/19/13--11:59: Jennifer Lawrence Shares AnnE's Wet Dreams About Oscars
- 02/19/13--12:06: Goya Awards announced, "Blancanieves" slays because it's awesome
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- 02/19/13--12:20: Kelly Clarkson says Clive Davis is a liar, y'all!
An expectant Kim Kardashian gets gorgeous in the spring issue of DuJour. The mom-to-be shows off her pregnancy glow with minimal makeup – and clothes! – in her first photo shoot since announcing that she’s having a baby with boyfriend Kanye West. The reality star opens up about her pregnancy, privacy and priorities.
On impending motherhood:“I just feel so blessed and excited and ready for the next phase.”
On privacy and priorities:“My boyfriend has taught me a lot about privacy. I’m ready to be a little less open about some things, like my relationships. I’m realizing everyone doesn’t need to know everything. I’m shifting my priorities.”
On the ninth season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians to be her last:“I think there’s always an evolution of, you know, what you want to do in life. It’s all about finding things that really excite you and motivate you and spark you all over again.”
On watching what she consumes during pregnancy:“I used to always say I can’t wait to get pregnant because I will just eat whatever I want, but it’s completely different. I’m like, OK, I want to eat as healthy as possible. Though lately I’ve been watching shows like I’m Pregnant and Addicted to Meth. It definitely makes me feel better if I’m wanting one sip of Diet Coke or, you know, too much sugar. I’m like, This woman is on meth.”
For Monday, February 18, 2013:
Good morning, ONTD!
If his song 'Everybody Needs a Best Friend' did collect the best-song trophy, "I would be as overjoyed as I can get."
Seth MacFarlane is not preparing an acceptance speech for his Oscar-nominated song Everybody Needs a Best Friend.
The first-time Oscar host and nominee says the best-song award probably will go home with Adele for the Bond theme Skyfall.
"We will lose to Adele," says MacFarlane, speaking to USA TODAY for an in-depth profile. "Don't get me wrong. As cynical a guy as I sometimes appear to be, nothing would delight me more than to walk away with that (award).
"But I don't think there's a chance in hell that we will win. But if we did, I would be as overjoyed as I can get."
MacFarlane wrote the song's lyrics and Walter Murphy composed the music for the number featured in MacFarlane's summer comedy hit Ted. Norah Jones, who sang the song on the soundtrack, will perform it again Sunday on Oscar night.
MacFarlane and Adele are both believed to be singing during the evening.
MacFarlane says he was surprised and honored to see his name on the nominations when he announced them in January.
"Walter Murphy and I really did work extremely hard on that song to try to write something that is classic and ideally timeless sounding," MacFarlane says. "We were surprised to get nominated because it's so political."
Not so surprising: that MacFarlane didn't get a nomination for the comical Thunder Buddy Song from the film.
"I think they made the right call there," he says with a laugh. "That song was written in about eight minutes."
Give Seth all the awards because of this flawless cartoon character he created
Talks production, voice acting, and graces you with his Dragon Ball Z Trunks voice
Seven strangers wake aboard a passenger jet in mid-flight, with no idea how they got there - and no idea where they are headed. Cut off from the cockpit and with a dying smartphone as their sole source of communication, they learn the U.S. is under a devastating attack... and they might be the only survivors
*Note - Only one of the actors in this trailer is in the feature film.
Source: 1, 2, 3, 4
Here for Sir Paul M., Trombone Shorty, and Mumford & Sons, but otherwise I'm not that excited tbh. :[ It'll be cool to see Glen Hansard, Frank Turner, Billy Idol, Tom Petty, Tosh, Wu-Tang, and R. Kelly too but last year's lineup was so superior to this. Wish I'd have gone then. This will be my first year.
Are you going to Bonnaroo, ONTD?
Jason Clarke, a breakout actor thanks to his performance as a CIA agent in Zero Dark Thirty, has signed on to star in 20th Century Fox’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
The film will be directed by Matt Reeves. Much of the plot is being kept under lock and key but it is set 15 years after the events of 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which starred James Franco. One focus is on the group of human scientists who are struggling to survive alone in San Francisco. Another aspect of the story is the struggle of intelligent ape Caesar, played by a returning Andy Serkis, to maintain dominance over his kingdom.
It is unclear who Clarke will play.
Peter Chernin, Dylan Clarke, Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa are producing the movie, which is currently working off a script by Mark Bomback.
Apes is targeting a spring shoot.
Clarke has appeared in movies such as Public Enemies and Lawless and was one of the stars of the short-lived TV series The Chicago Code. He even nabbed the part of George Wilson in the upcoming adaptation of The Great Gatsby, directed by fellow Australian Baz Lurhmann.
But it’s his turn as the hard-edged and gritty torturer in Zero Dark Thirty that opened Hollywood’s eyes to his leading man potential. Apes now represents his first starring gig in an American production and film franchise.
The 2011 Apes movie was seen as an intelligent and upscale reboot of the movie property. An association with the sequel stands to maintain Clarke's acting cred while allowing him to raise his profile via a tentpole franchise.
Clarke is repped by CAA, Robert Stein Management and Nelson Davis.
At least it looks like we'll be spared from another James Franco performance.
A new stage version of the blockbuster musical “Les Misérables” will open on Broadway in March 2014, the producer Cameron Mackintosh said on Tuesday, in an attempt to capitalize on the popularity of the Oscar-nominated film and restore luster to the show in New York after a short-lived 2006 revival that even Mr. Mackintosh now admits was ill-conceived.
This latest “Les Misérables” will be missing a notable design element – a revolving turntable – that was used in the original Broadway production, which ran from 1987 to 2003, and the earlier revival, which closed in January 2008. The new version, which has been touring the United States for two years, also features redesigned scenery based on Victor Hugo’s paintings for his original novel, as well as new orchestrations that, as Mr. Mackintosh said, “get away from the crude electric-piano sound of the original.” And the staging is also different, with an emphasis on the gritty lot of the 19th century downtrodden in France; the directors are Laurence Connor and James Powell. (Trevor Nunn and John Caird won Tonys for their direction in 1987.)
Mr. Mackintosh is counting on these changes – plus the interest in the film, which has grossed nearly $400 million globally so far – to be enough to counter the risk of oversaturation of the “Les Misérables” brand.
“What we’re counting on is that people who loved the movie will now really want to see ‘Les Misérables’ on stage, and people who loved the original musical were swept up by the film and say, ‘I can’t wait for another chance to see it onstage again,’” said Mr. Mackintosh, the veteran producer of historic hits like “Cats” and the long-running “Phantom of the Opera.”
He has not conducted any market research or surveys of moviegoers to support his theory of demand for “Les Misérables” back to Broadway, but noted that tickets sales for the musical’s current tour only increased this winter as the movie was released. The tour grossed a strong $3.5 million for three weeks in Washington, D.C., in December when the film first opened, Mr. Mackintosh noted, and the current advance ticket sales for the London production have jumped in recent months by roughly 20 percent, to 6 million pounds (or about $9 million).
Still, Mr. Mackintosh has had misfires too. He acknowledged that he brought “Les Misérables” back to Broadway the last time too soon after the original closed, and said “in hindsight I wish I hadn’t done that, because coming back to New York in 2014 would be much more exciting without the last revival.”
“But there is no such thing as certainty in the theater, other than that you can make a mistake,” Mr. Mackintosh said.
He was only willing to concede so much on “Les Misérables,” however. He strongly defended the live singing in the “Les Misérables” movie, which its publicists ballyhooed as an artistic feat. Some critics and bloggers had “so what?” reactions to the live singing, noting that it is common in theater, while others felt that recorded tracks might have bolstered the vocal performances of Hugh Jackman (as the hero Jean Valjean) and Russell Crowe (as the police official Javert).
“Having the actors switch their voices between pre-recorded and live, and having them sing in pre-recorded sessions before they even filmed the given scene, would have lacked immediacy and power,” Mr. Mackintosh said. “People who think we could have done it any other way just really don’t know how ‘Les Misérables’ works.”
The success of the film version – which has been nominated for eight Academy Awards, including best picture – has emboldened Mr. Mackintosh to consider a musical-to-movie adaptation of “Miss Saigon,” which ran on Broadway from 1991 to 2001. He said that project was “down the track a good bit because I have a great deal else to focus on,” but indicated that he was putting thought into directors and screenwriters for a “Saigon” film.
But first “Les Misérables,” which will run at a Shubert theater to be named later – and which Mr. Mackintosh hopes will run longer than the 15 months of the last revival. He said he was starting to think about casting, and added that he didn’t plan to cast any movie or television stars, whom producers often turn to for musical revivals. Asked if Mr. Jackman, a Tony Award-winning theater actor as well as a movie star, might do a guest appearance in “Les Misérables” on Broadway, Mr. Mackintosh acknowledged that his billing “would sell a few tickets.”
“If Hugh said he wanted to do it for a week or two, that’d be fine by me,” he said. “But that’s not why we’re doing this. ‘Les Misérables’ is the star, the material is the star, and what you want to do is find star performances from people who want to be in it – like we had with the movie.”
Casting suggestions ONTD? I would love for Norm to reprise his role, but I doubt that he will do it again.
Over a generation, citizens of popular culture have watched as a fundamental source of pleasure has vanished from view: the red-carpet fashion “disaster.” (I use the scare quotes because disaster is the accepted shorthand but the wrong word—the accurate term would be something like “Red-Carpet Fashion Deviations from an Established but Somewhat Arbitrary Norm.”) Especially at the annual Academy Awards ceremony, the stakes have become so high for actresses and their reps that emergency-management teams of stylists, groomers and go-to designers have all but foreclosed the possibility of true catastrophe.
This is unfortunate. A functioning Oscar-fashion ecosystem should not consist solely of elegant swans—it also needs an occasional Swan Dress. (For real, does anyone remember anything about the 2001 Oscar ceremony other than Björk’s Swan Dress?) But the highly polished awards season thus far holds out little promise that a challenger to the Can-Can Mullet (Geena Davis, 1992) or the Plus-Size Backward Pantsuit (Céline Dion, 2000) will emerge during the awards on Sunday, Feb. 24.
So this list is a look back at a mostly extinct phenomenon, and like any endeavor tinged with grief, it is highly subjective and slightly irrational. It begins near the turn of the 1990s, a fertile era for Oscar fashion disasters but one not too far removed from the homogenizing advent of the professional stylist. It values a sense of humor, and privileges the explosively weird over the merely unfortunate. (Or the literal-minded: Faith Hill’s Rainbow Sherbet gown of 2002 was on the list until I remembered it was the same year she sang “Over the Rainbow.”) It does not include Cher, because Cher is a concept with its own norms from which Cher-qua-Cher cannot deviate. Most importantly, for me at least, is that most of these ensembles are fascinating not for what they are but for what they represent: the vertiginous threshold space between idea and result, between what you see in the mirror at home and the mirror the world then holds up to you.
Mia Maestro - 1999
Bjork - 2001
Yoko Ono once asked, “Do you ever hate a cloud?” Hating this dress is like hating a cloud. Natalie Portman should have worn a maternity version of it when she won for Black Swan, and dedicated her award to Björk. This dress is why I watch the Oscars.
Uma Thurman - 2004
Celine Dion and Gwyneth Paltrow at the source.
The 'sharpie tattoo' which refers to body art created with a marker (though paint is also popular) is becoming quite the rage amongst teenagers.
And 17-year-old Kendall Jenner, ever the fashion forward, showed off her impressive inking via Instagram on Monday.
Displaying a gargantuan skull wearing what looked like a Native American headdress across her slender back, Kendall kept her head down and chestnut hair pulled to one side.
She wrote alongside the picture: 'Thank you @badwoodx for the amazing sharpie tat! I loveeeee you're amaz!'
She was thanking Nat Wood, artist and designer at Badwood.com in Los Angeles.
The fellow brunette sketches her own designs onto hoodies and T-shirts, and now apparently, Jenner's skin.
And while mama Kris will no doubt be relieved that the inking is temporary, we doubt this is the kind of look she's willing to encourage.
For a start, it's an endorsement that she probably didn't authorise.
Kris has been wheeling her two youngest daughters out on the promotional carousel much more in recent weeks, perhaps now that her most prized progeny, Kim, is otherwise focused on pregnancy and her relationship with Kanye West.
Kendall and 15-year-old Kylie have caused a near riot in Las Vegas and were quite the scene-stealers at New York Fashion Week in matching scarlet gowns.
Well I don't know about you guys but when I'm bored the first thing I do is try and find a designer to sharpie a dead Native onto my back.
Carly Rae Jepsen, who shot to fame with her infectious hit single "Call Me Maybe," leads this year's Juno Awards nominees. Her five nods were enough to edge out pop superstar Justin Bieber's four chances to take some hardware home from the ceremony taking place this year in Regina.
At a press conference Tuesday morning, Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences president Melanie Berry boasted of a diverse, talented lineup of musical acts vying for the coveted awards this year.
Berry reminded music fans that 11-time Juno winner Michael Buble will host the gala event, as she announced for the first time that he will be performing that night too. Marianas Trench, Billy Talent and Carly Rae Jepsen were also announced as performers during the broadcast gala from Regina's Brandt Centre.
There are 178 nominees this year, Berry said, including more than 90 first-time contenders.
Jepsen, Bieber, Celine Dion, Hedley and Marianas Trench are all up for the coveted album of the year honours.
Hedley's "Kiss You Inside Out," and Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" are also vying for single of the year, alongside Billy Talent's "Viking Death March," Serena Ryder's "Stompa" and The Sheepdogs' "The Way It Is."
Jepsen will also square off against music industry heavyweights Bieber, Deadmau5, Leonard Cohen and Johnny Reid for the title of artist of the year.
While most of the winners are chosen by either the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences or a panel of experts, depending on the award, fans have a chance to crown their favourite from among a list of 10 big-name acts as well.
In addition to Jepsen, Hedley, Bieber and triple-nominee Leonard Cohen, other contenders for this year's Fan Choice Award include Celine Dion, Drake, Marianas Trench, Metric, Nickelback and Buble.
Jepsen's fifth nomination is in the category Pop Album of the Year, where she faces competition from quadruple-nominee Bieber, as well as Kristina Maria, Nelly Furtado and Victoria Duffield.
And this year's nominees for Breakthrough Group of the Year are Hey Ocean!, Monster Truck, The Pack a.d., Walk off the Earth, and Yukon Blonde.
Other highlights of this year's Junos include:
This year's 42nd annual Juno Awards will be broadcast on CTV on April 21.
Tickets to see the show in person go on sale this Friday, Feb 22 at 10 AM CT.
Ranging in price from $59 to $189 plus taxes and service fees, they can be purchased through the Ticketmaster website, by phone at 1-800-970-7328 or at the Evraz Place Box Office in Regina.
The DVD and Blu-ray release of Game of Thrones season 2 hits on Tuesday, February 19 and includes a huge bundle of special content, including commentaries on every episode, special featurettes, histories accessible in-episode, and hidden “dragon eggs” (deleted scenes, actually).
Some of what gets revealed in those commentaries and featurettes is a little eye-popping, so I’ve combed through all of it and pulled out some of the best bits for curious fans. Want to know how to get on the show? Need a summary of the hints dropped about the forthcoming third season? Want to know what wildfire is made of? And what cast member the entire ensemble is really worried about? Read on!
1.) Everyone is really afraid Joffrey actor Jack Gleeson is going to get hurt.
In nearly every episode commentary, whenever Joffrey comes on screen the commenting cast or crew members go out of their way to point out that actor Jack Gleeson is not at all like the character he plays. It gets brought up so often that one can only assume that there is a very real shared fear that someone might genuinely harm the actor based on his portrayal of Joffrey. (Or rather, based on his having to portray Joffrey.)
According to several different sources throughout the commentaries, Gleeson is actually a very sweet, very quiet intellectual (the showrunners once found him smoking a pipe and reading Kierkegaard on set), and is considered a scholar at Trinity College in Dublin. He’s also intent on going into teaching after the show is over, and not into full-time acting.
10.) What’s coming in season 3?
The commentaries, features, and other special features were fairly mum on season 3 of Game of Thrones but a few tidbits did come out:
-We will hear the language of High Valyrian in season 3.
-Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) is filming in Belfast in season 3 instead of exclusively in Iceland. Belfast is where the castle and interior sets are located.
-Hodor gets a monologue in episode 9 of season 3! Or, according to the showrunners, “Hodor goes OFF.”
11.) The oldest alcohol on Earth, skinny dipping, and more fun miscellaneous bits.
-As a kid, Michelle Fairley played on the Irish cliffside location where her character and Renly Baratheon parley with Stannis in episode 3, “Garden of Bones.”
-The actor playing Ser Dontos in the beginning of episode 1, “The North Remembers” had to do fourteen takes of the scene where he’s being drowned with wine. He was so hammered by the end of shooting that he went skinny dipping in the Adriatic Sea immediately afterwards.
-The horse that Theon and Yara are on during the scene where Theon unknowingly feels up his sister would never stop farting and is the main thing the two actors remember about that scene.
-The kid actors aren’t allowed to watch the sex scenes in the show.
-In episode 3, during the Arya scene with Yoren just before the King’s troops show up, the actor playing Hot Pie is actually asleep. (Watch everyone but him get up on cue.)
-The actress who plays Melisandre is afraid of: rats, mice, pigeons, turtles, elephants, and other animals. “[And] I’m still afraid to ride a horse with nobody holding it.”
-Melisandre’s pregnant belly and crotch was one prosthetic piece or, as the actress dubbed it, “my super-merkin.”
-Charles Dance was so effective as Tywin that crew would rush to assist him based on the terror his character instilled.
-The direwolves are now played by actual wolves, enlarged via CGI.
-Rose Leslie, the actor playing Ygritte, actually grew up in a castle.
-When filming in Iceland for scenes Beyond-the-Wall, crew members would pick off ice from the 10,000+ years old glaciers to put in their drinks back at the hotel.
-The farmboys that Theon burns in episode 7, “A Man Without Honor” to fake that he killed Bran and Rickon are actually two orphans that Bran granted to the farmer during a scene in episode 1.
-Straight from the showrunners: “To all you Sansa haters out there… suck it.”(Why don't you start by not sabotaging her storyline?)
-Conleth Hill, the actor playing Varys, loves to improvise and try and break his fellow actors during takes.
-Peter Dinklage: “I’ve peed in all the corners of these castles! Don’t tell anyone.”
-So much fake blood was used during the Blackwater battle scenes that it began pouring into the lake in many small rivers.
-The House of the Undying was inspired by the painting “Isle of the Dead.”
The Postal Service have added 17 more dates to their headlining reunion tour, extending their spring outing into summer after quickly selling out a slew of dates in the U.S. and Europe, including Brooklyn's Barclays Center. A second Barclays show has been added for June 15th, and the band will also hit venues including Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado; Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland; and the Greek Theater in Berkeley.
Pre-sale for the new dates – which are listed below – will be available directly from the Postal Service and will start February 20th at 10 a.m. local venue time (except for the shows in Toronto, Columbia and Vancouver, which begin February 25th, March 6th and April 3rd respectively).
The trek marks thePostal Service's first tour in a decade, and will also find them playing festivals like Coachella, Barcelona's Primavera Sound and Sasquatch at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington. The band will also release a 10th anniversary deluxe reissue of their seminal LP, Give Up, on April 9th on Sub Pop. The band last week posted a previously unreleased track, "A Tattered Line of String," which will appear on the reissue.
5/28 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
5/29 Magna, UT – Saltair
5/30 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
6/03 Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theater
6/05 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
6/06 Atlanta, GA – Fox Theater
6/07 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
6/08 Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion
6/10 Detroit, MI – Fillmore Detroit
6/11 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
6/12 Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion
6/15 New York, NY – Barclays Center
6/17 Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts
6/18 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/16 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
7/17 Portland, OR – Rose Garden Arena
7/26 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theater
I guessed they would add more dates in the summer in the last post! Also helped that Ben Gibbard tweeted more dates would be added. I'm very glad they are coming to the Greek and not doing OSL or something like that. Also, I feel like this def cuts out any tiny chance of Rilo Kiley going on tour again to promote "rkives".
Remember to look for any presales on their official website or elsewhere!
Celebrity trainer David Kirsch is known for lifting, firming, and toning some of the best bodies that appear on the runway, silver screen, and glossy magazine covers. Heidi Klum's flat stomach? Kirsch-ed. Karolina Kurkova's lifted tush? Kirsch-ed. Liv Tyler's everything? Kirsch-ed. The latest addition to the Manhattan-based, nutrition-obsessed trainer's collection of toned clients is none other than Kate Upton, two-time cover girl of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and owner of the most enviable set of boobs we've seen, ever. The two first started working together in August out of Kirsch's Madison Square Club when she wanted some basic body maintenance, and things went into overdrive once it started to get closer to the arctic photo shoot. "I made it very clear to her, I love her curves and I wasn't going to do anything to [make her] skinnier," said the body-conscious Kirsch. "It was about toning her legs, butt, abs, arms, and to really dial into the diet."
Which of her body parts did you try to focus on and how?
Her abs, butt, legs, thighs, and arms. We did a lot of boxing, kick boxing, and stability ball work. We also did a lot of interval training, like wind sprints on the treadmill and outside. She wasn't a huge fan of those, but it helps to get the overall body toned and it gets the metabolism up.
How often did you two work out together?
When she was in New York, I saw her every day, double sessions. She even did extra cardio on her own after the actual workout. It ended up being two to two and a half hours a day for four weeks. That's a lot of Kirsch-ing.
How did you change her diet and nutrition?
When we started in August, she started out with the 48 Hour Super Charged cleanse, then moved onto the 5 Day Ultimate Detox. Leading up to the shoot in December, she did the 7 Day Cleanse a couple of times, consecutively.
How did you ensure she didn't lose too much of the curviness for which she's famous?
Look, she's eating [well], she's cleaned out of the junk, but ultimately it's genetics. She's got curves. There was no way I was going to "uncurve" her. That was never my objective. I didn't do a lot of weights with her. Instead we did a lot of floor movements and working out with resistance bands. At the end of the day, the objective was not to look like a runway model, but tighten up what she's got to look as amazing as she can.
Are you happy with how she looks in Sports Illustrated?
Have you seen the body paint pictures? They're great. The cover? I don't think they used the best picture. I don't know how they ultimately determined that. Maybe they just wanted to show a lot of boob and I guess that's because of their target audience.
What's your favorite aspect of her body?
I love curves. She is the quintessential all-American girl. She's fresh, sunny, and natural, and not too skinny. We're not advocating that stick-thin, unhealthy, anorexic approach to modeling. She's got a little extra meat. I love that physical aspect of her from her chest to curvy hip. I saw a great difference in her core from before we started to when she shot with SI. Her butt, thighs, and legs got stronger, leaner. It was from all those dead lifts, sumo lunges, and platypus walks. All of those exercises are about tightening and toning.
What's your take on the haters out there who think she's too curvy?
I posted all of her pictures from SI on my Facebook and there were the people who said, "Oh she's porky, she's fat." But my response is, "You guys are all entitled to your opinion, and I know I'm biased, but I would sooner have that healthy body than one that is too thin." She also embraces it. She's like, "I got great boobs. Hello, they're there. They're not going anywhere."
So speaking of those boobs, how many sports bras did she have to wear to rein those in?
No comment, no comment. [Though lots of laughing.]
exercise post imo, what workouts do you guys do?
Jennifer Lawrence has been fantasising about the Oscars and "sitting at the table" with all the "wine".
The 22-year-old is up for the best actress gong at this year's Academy Awards for her role as tough and temperamental sex addict Tiffany in Silver Linings Playbook.
She joked that she is anticipating this weekend's Los Angeles awards ceremony as much as the rest of the world.
"I'm confused, happy and really excited. I'll be able to drink this time. I was only 20 last time [when nominated for Winter's Bone]. So hopefully I'll be more comfortable. Or at least drunk..." Jennifer told British magazine more! "I keep thinking about sitting at the table with David [O. Russell, director] and Bradley Cooper - and wine - and I just think it will be an incredible feeling."
Bradley is Jennifer’s co-star in the film and has scooped a best actor nod for his portrayal of Pat.
The star isn't afraid of discussing her enjoyment of alcohol, as she has a refreshingly open attitude to being interviewed.While her tendency to speak her mind can land her in hot water, she can't help but be outspoken.
"I just try to focus on work because I have no control over what comes out of my mouth," Jennifer admitted. "I would probably turn into a mute if I read what I had said."
Jennifer loves her profession despite the downsides, such as spending long periods of time on film sets.
"There are sacrifices with any job," she defensively explained. "It's hard sometimes [to be away from friend and family for long periods of time] it's obviously a lonely life, but it's still worth it."
Can they sing "I Dreamed A Dream" in unison, while embracing their Oscars, with the passion of 100 Rachels Berrys to the sound of Naomi, Jessica and Sally's broken hopes and shattered dreams? Kelly Rowland can provide backup vocals too.
In Lost Girl 3×07, ‘There’s Bo Place Like Home,’ Bo faces the daunting task of returning to where it all started: down home on the farm. There Bo faces her old demons – and a new one -to clear the way for the path she will soon be forced to travel.
Returns on Sunday Mar. 3rd, 2013 at 9:00PM on Showcase & Mar. 4th at 10:00PM on SyFy.
Promo& Sneak Peak @ SyFy.
What did everyone think of the Kenzi Scale?
CHAKA ON WENDY WILLIAMS (2012)
CHAKA WIT B. SCOTT (2011)
what kinda BOP? what kinda FIGURE?
who else to look dis phresh at 59 years young?
girl on f... khana sutra candles and chakalates (in stores NOW)
The Spanish Film Academy’s Goya Awards are announced, and Pablo Berger’s Blancanieves (a twist on the Snow White fairytale) took Best Picture and nine other awards. Juan Antonio Bayona won Best Director for The Impossible, but handed the award over to María Belón at the awards ceremony; the film is based on her family's survival story during the 2004 Tsunami. The Impossible's Naomi Watts (who plays Maria) is competing for the Best Actress Oscar. Blancanieves" was Spain's Oscar submission, but it did not make the shortlist. The full list of Goya winners is below.
Juan Antonio Bayona for The Impossible
Jose Sacristan for The Dead Man and Being Happy
Maribel Verdu for Blancanieves
Pablo Berger for Blancanieves
Javier Barreira, Gorka Magallon, Ignacio del Moral, Jordi Gasull and Neil Landau for Tad, the Lost Explorer
Julian Villagran for Grupo 7
Candela Pena for Una Pistola en Cada Mano
Sandra Hermida Muniz for The Impossible
Alain Bainee For Blancanieves
Kiko de la Rica for Blancanieves
Pau Costa and Felix Berges for The Impossible
Paco Delgado for Blancanieves
Bernat Vilaplano and Elena Ruiz for The Impossible
Peter Glossop, Marc Orts, Oriol Tarrago for The Impossible
Alfonso Villalonga for Blancanieves
No Te Puedo Encontrar from Blancanieves
Joaquin Nunez for Grupo 7
Makeup and Hair
Sylvie Imbert and Fermin Galan for Blancanieves
Macarena Garcia for Blancanieves [omg yaasssss. She's amazing, and she's so beautiful that I legit Gay Inhaled out loud when she appeared onscreen :')]
Enrique Gato for Tad, the Lost Explorer
Animated Feature Film
The Adventures of Tadeo Jones
Sons of the Clouds, The Last Colony
Juan de los Muertos (Cuba)
Jaime Maestro for El Vendedor de Humo
Esteban Crespo Garcia for Aquel no Era Yo
Sergio Oksman for A Story for the Modlins
Posting this because I stan hardcore for Blancanieves; it made my top ten list for 2012 and everyone should see it. WAY better than SWatH or Mirror Mirror. It's in limited release in the U.S. on March 15.
Despite the patriotic red, white, and blue motif that runs deep within the series, Scandal is a show about gray areas. Whether it’s situational or part of a character’s motivation, every episode includes some instance of “going to the dark side.”
It’s important to note that Scandal is a show not only about… um… scandals… but also one about politics, power, and how the two relate.
The White House elite – which includes the President, his wife, and the Chief of Staff – is at the top of the power heap. Then, much farther down the power chain, you’ve got Pope and Associates, the other main component of the show.
It’s the correlation between power and darkness that’s interesting; the people in the White House typically go the way of evil much more often than those who have less “conventional” power – Olivia and her subordinates.
Also in play: the fact that the trio at the very top is much more evenly matched than Pope’s people. While Fitz may seem like the leader, he’s got a lot more backstabbing to deal with than the usually trustworthy ”gladiators” Olivia leads (who are still about 50% likely to do something unsavory in any given episode, provided it isn’t murder).
So, without further ado, we present our breakdown of Scandal‘s power dynamics (with nifty “most-likely-to-do-evil” percentages based solely on the biased and complicated calculations).
Every show needs a hero – the “white knight”, so to speak – and on Scandal that hero is David Rosen (Joshua Malina) – former U.S. States’ Attorney. His quest for truth and justice ended up being his ultimate downfall, however.
After losing two high-profile cases, he ended up getting fired and now he teaches Government at a D.C. high school. On top of that, he’s been framed for murder and he has to turn to the source of his original downfall for help – the one and only Olivia Pope.
While Olivia (Kerry Washington) isn’t necessarily a villain, she’s done her fair share of bad deeds, including rigging an election. She explained in the last episode to Abby (Darby Stanchfield) how activities like exercise helps with getting your mind off the past – it keeps you “numb.” Based on what Pope and Associates does on a daily basis, the entire office is going to be needing a whole lot of exercise.
When it comes down to it, Scandal seems to be a show that demonstrates that the more power you’ve got, the more likely you’re going to do something shady to keep that power.
Just ask the president. He’s got some killer stories to share.
So I just heard Clive Davis is releasing a memoir and spreading false information about me and my music. I refuse to be bullied and I just have to clear up his memory lapses and misinformation for myself and for my fans. It feels like a violation. Growing up is awesome because you learn you don't have to cower to anyone - even Clive Davis.
First, he says I burst into "hysterical sobbing" in his office when he demanded Since You Been Gone be on my album. Not true at all. His stories and songs are mixed up. I did want more guitars added to the original demo and Clive did not. Max, Luke and I still fought for the bigger sound and we prevailed and I couldn't be more proud of the life of that song. I resent him dampening that song in any way.
But, yes, I did cry in his office once. I cried after I played him a song I had written about my life called "Because Of You." I cried because he hated it and told me verbatim that I was a "sh*tty writer who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me." He continued on about how the song didn't rhyme and how I should just shut up and sing. This was devastating coming from a man who I, as a young girl, considered a musical hero and was so honored to work with.
But I continued to fight for the song and the label relented. And it became a worldwide hit. He didn't include that in the book.
He also goes on to say My December wasn't successful because I co-penned the album and it didn't have "pop hits". Well, first let me say, I've co-penned many of my "pop hits." Secondly, My December went platinum (It sold 20,000 less than All I Ever Wanted which followed My December.) Hardly a huge failure. Never Again, the ONLY single they released in the US from that record was a Top 10 hit. I am very proud of that and I have my fans to thank. But, again, what's most interesting about his story is what he leaves out: He doesn't mention how he stood up in front of his company at a convention and belittled me and my music and completely sabotaged the entire project. It never had a chance to reach it's full potential. My December was an album I needed to make for myself for many reasons and the fact that I was so completely disregarded and disrespected was so disheartening, there really aren't words to explain….
Anyway, I love my job. I love my music. I love my fans. I love my label and all of my professional relationships… now. And I am grateful for Clive for teaching me to know the difference.
Cheers to another amazing year! And, as always, thanks for listening!
Written and directed by Academy Award©-winners Joel and Ethan Coen and produced by Scott Rudin and Joel and Ethan Coen, the film stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham and Justin Timberlake.
'Inside Llewyn Davis' follows an aspiring singer-songwriter (Isaac) as he navigates the 1960s folk-music scene in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Grammy®-winner T Bone Burnett produced the film’s soundtrack which includes music performed by, among others, Oscar Isaac, Marcus Mumford and Justin Timberlake. Robert Graf served as executive producer, T Bone Burnett served as executive music producer and Marcus Mumford as associate music producer.
Marcus Mumford on the soundtrack!? I cannot wait!