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- 02/24/13--13:47: Oscars 2013: Behind the Scenes with EW
- 02/24/13--14:14: Academy Awards Red Carpet
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- 02/25/13--12:42: Jamie Bell to star in AMC's Revolutionary War pilot
- 02/25/13--12:52: DC killing off major Batman character in new comic book
- 02/25/13--13:09: More Game of Thrones Blu-ray-extras + Just how popular is GOT?
- 02/25/13--13:20: Hilary Duff Candids & Twitpics
- 02/25/13--13:21: Shameless Review: "Cascading Failures"
- 02/25/13--13:32: American Idol's Blake Lewis Signs to Republic Records
She's hotly tipped to grab her first Oscar when the Academy Awards get underway in Hollywood this weekend, but Jennifer Lawrence admits she won't be losing any sleep if someone else steals her thunder.
The 22-year old actress is one of the Best Actress nominations for her role as Tiffany Maxwell in recent box office hit 'Silver Linings Playbook,' but while she remains the bookies favourite to claim the award at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday (Feb 24) Jennifer is doing her best to put thoughts of winning to one side.
“I try not to (think about winning),” she told the Daily Mirror. “For my career, I hope, knock on wood, that it happens, but I don't have a personal interest in it. I'm not going to cry myself to sleep if it doesn't happen, I'm still going to be happy. I'm still going to have my friends and I will be fine. It's just, will I get promoted or not?”
While she plays a risqué former sex-addict in 'Silver Linings,' Jennifer admits that off-screen she has a life-long fear of breaking the rules.
“I've had a severe case of anxiety since I was young about getting in trouble,” she said. “I hate getting in trouble and I hate breaking rules. I try to live my life doing what I think is the best thing to do in the situation. So then something goes wrong and I end up apologizing.”
The young actress also admitted that co-star Bradley Cooper gave her some much needed advice about the perils of fame when they first met.
“He was the one who told me I couldn't shop in Whole Foods and I tested it and he was totally right,” she said. “The paparazzi are at every Whole Foods.
"It's fine, I have friends to get my groceries.”
She is clearly not an ONTD member
After last month's season finale of American Horror Story: Asylum a mini cottage industry sprung up around the series, with a series of mishmash videos popping up (Google American Horror Story Harlem Shake for this week's trend), queer fan fiction (as if the series needed even more gaying), and endless fan memoriums and demanding tributes.
The show's creators even put out this final video in which the actors (including two of the gay stars, Sarah Paulson and Zachary Quinto) talk about life inside Briarcliff, the asylum around which the season revolved.
Watch for yourself with the video below, while you wait for the series to arrive on DVD and for the season three incarnation to return to the little screen (both of which are expected to happen this fall).
Earlier today, Little Boots unveiled the title, artwork and tracklisting for her sophomore record Nocturnes, the followup to her 2009 debut Hands:
3. Broken Record
4. Beat Beat
6. Every Night I Say A Prayer
9. All For You
Every Night I Say A Prayer and Shake are still jams so this betta be good
At the 1999 Oscars, the star looked as pretty as a princess in a pink Ralph Lauren ball gown with a dramatically voluminous skirt. Sleek pulled back hair and an elegant diamond choker added to her flawless style.
The blonde beauty caused jaws to drop at the 2006 Oscars in a striking mustard-hued Vera Wang design featuring a delicately pleated neckline. Her dazzling Chopard necklace and ravishing red lips offered the perfect finishing touches to her red carpet look.
Va-va-voom! The pretty pixie-haired star showed off her flawless figure in a burgundy Elie Saab gown with a sexy sheer bodice and voluminous skirt
A Marchesa design featuring a gorgeous beaded bodice helped the Oscar nominee stand out at the 2010 award show.
The star breathed new life to a decadently beaded vintage Christian Dior dress at the 2006 Oscars.
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Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, and Samuel L. Jackson at rehearsal
Catherine Zeta-Jones at rehearsal
Kerry Washington backstage at rehearsal
Christopher Plummer at rehearsal
Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana at rehearsal
Jennifer Gardner and Jessica Chastain in the wings at the Dolby Theatre
After rehearsing together, Zoe Saldana left a red-lipped kiss on co-presenter Chris Pine's placard
Jean Dujardin perfecting his post-win kiss
Ben Affleck at rehearsal
Les Misérables director Tom Hooper with Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway
Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway
Hugh Jackman takes a break during rehearsal
Les Misérables director Tom Hooper and costar Hugh Jackman
Salma Hayek at rehearsal
Singer Shirley Bassey (middle) with Oscars producers Neil Meron (left) and Craig Zadan after her run-through
Shirley Bassey rehearsal
Oscar host Seth MacFarlane at the Dolby Theater
Seth MacFarlane rehearsal at the Dolby Theater
'Oscar Experience College Search Video Contest' winners Abe Diaz, 18, of DePaul University and Hearing Ko, 19, of Emerson College
Last minute predictions ONTD?
Ahead of Silver Linings Playbook's big night at The Oscars, Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos - who has been living with bipolar disorder all his life - isn't all too pleased with the film's portrayal of mental illness.
Despite his misgivings of the topic in the film, he concedes that it's better for it to be discussed, rather than not at all:
a few more items about this @his twitter
I liked SLP a lot, but he he's obviously entitled to his opinion and I respect him so much for what he's been through <3
Will be adding more as soon as real celebrities arrive
Red carpet stream here
Official Synopsis: Eden, a young Korean-American girl, is abducted near her home in New Mexico and forced into prostitution by a domestic human and drug trafficking ring located outside the bright lights of Las Vegas, Nevada. Throughout the two years she is held, Eden reluctantly ensures her own survival by carving out power and influence within the very organization that has imprisoned her. Inspired by the harrowing true story of Chong Kim, EDEN peers into the darkest corners of America and attempts to discover the humanity within.
I so want to see this. Apparently it got rave reviews at SXSW.
Jennifer Lawrence has a message for Emma Stone. "Oh god! Hang on, I told Emma Stone that I'd do this," she laughed when our very own Ryan Seacrest wheeled out the mani cam. "Wait, no I can't actually do it."
Jamie Bell has landed the starring role in AMC’s first period drama. The King Kong and Tintin actor has signed on to the network’s promising-sounding Turn pilot.
The show is set in 1778 and tells the story of a New York cabbage farmer (Bell) who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who help turn the tide in America’s fight for independence. In the pilot, Bell’s character is caught smuggling his crop on the black market and is then pressed into spying for the Patriot cause.
The show is based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring and is written by Nikita creator Craig Silverstein.
Robin the Boy Wonder, Batman’s aide-de-camp, will be killed battling a brutal enemy in a comic book published Wednesday.
The shocking demise of the Dark Knight’s sidekick will first appear in issue No. 8 of the offshoot title “Batman Incorporated,” but the aftermath of his death will ripple throughout the DC Comics universe, the publisher confirmed exclusively to The Post.
“He saves the world. He does his job as Robin,” writer Grant Morrison said. “He dies an absolute hero.”
Robin — a k a Damian Wayne, the 10-year-old son of Bruce Wayne — is slain fighting a hulking assassin who happens to be, in true comic-book form, a “brother” cloned from his genetic material.
And — SPOILER ALERT ! — unlike all the times he has swooped in at the last minute, Batman arrives too late to save his protégé.
A number of heroes have filled the role of Robin over the decades, including the first and best known, Dick Grayson, introduced in 1940.
The latest Robin, however, was the brilliant and caustic Damian, the illegitimate son of billionaire Bruce Wayne and Talia, the beautiful daughter of one of his deadliest enemies, Ra’s al Ghul.
Morrison, one of the industry’s top talents, brings an adult perspective to the grim tale.
Robin’s death, he said, will illustrate how parents lose sight of their kids when they fight.
“It’s all about the family and the family going to hell,” said Morrison, who threw in elements of his own parents’ divorce. “The two adults in the story are both culpable. The kid’s the good guy.”
Morrison, who brought Damian to the forefront in 2006, said he had created a full arc for the character, who grew from a violent, fledgling assassin to a selfless leader.
“What we did was turn this little monster into a superhero,” he said. “He’s a little brat, but he’s a super-brat.”
Damian isn’t the first Robin to die, but he’s the first to die at the height of his popularity with fans.
In 1988, a few years after Grayson moved on, the next Robin — the disliked, surly Jason Todd — was slain by the Joker after an infamous phone poll let fans choose whether the teen should be killed off.
Todd was resurrected in 2005.
So who knows if Damian will stay dead, or if a new Boy (or perhaps Girl) Wonder will take his place.
Noted Morrison: “You can never say never in a comic book . . . Batman will ultimately always have a partner.”
Donald Trump probably wishes he could fire a few people after watching Sunday night's Oscars ceremony.
The Donald couldn't resist weighing in on Hollywood's biggest night on his Twitter page, not to mention taking a few shots at some of the nominees and the ceremony's host Seth MacFarlane.
Trump panned the funnyman right out of the gate, objecting to MacFarlane getting an assist from Star Trek's William Shatner for an early sketch.
"I don't like the opening even a little bit!" The Apprentice star wrote, later adding, "Last night William Shatner had more airtime than any winner. It should have been called the William Shatner show."
And if you ask Trump, things only went downhill from there, though he did manage to send some praise the way of Best Supporting Actress winner Anne Hathaway. Here's a roundup of some of his more memorable tweets.
• "Django Unchained is the most racist movie I have ever seen, it sucked"
• "Very tacky set!"
• "Shirley B. did a very good job singing Goldfinger! Not easy"
• "Lincoln never sounded like that!"
• "Anne Hathaway is a good winner!"
• "The Oscar broadcast is really boring – where is the glamour and beauty?"
• "Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas look great!"
• "I've had enough of this – good night!"
• "Overall, the Academy Awards were very average at best"
Earlier today f(x) member Victoria Song updated her weibo account with a photo that was taken down within minutes. What caught the eyes of fans was that you could see a person’s reflection in the silver spoon on her table. The reflection looked eerily similar to TVXQ member Changmin.
Since than, many rumors have been swirling with people commenting, “Are they dating?“, “Wait, that does look like Changmin“, and “Another couple in 2013?”.
The ~*evidence*~, uploaded innocently by Victoria
Then Victoria tried to cover her tracks, by deleting the picture and re-uploading this, but it was too late.
To everyone’s surprise SM Entertainment (their music company) just released a statement saying, “It’s true that the reflection of the person on the spoon is Changmin, but they were not alone and their staff were present. It’s just the reflection only caught Changmin“.
The Greyjoy Rebellion - narrated by Richard Madden
The trailer for season 3 of Game of Thrones has accumulated over 10 million views on YouTube in a little over 2 days. How impressive is that? Well, just last season, the “Shadow” trailer acquired 3.5 million views in the same time frame and HBO touted it as a record for any sort of online promotional content they had put out. Obviously, this trailer has blown that one out of the water and set a new record. (oh wow)
Which raises the question, just how popular is this show? I think you could make a case that it is the most popular show on HBO right now. And may be the most popular HBO show ever.
We know that officially HBO has declared Game of Thrones its third most-watched show ever, behind True Blood and The Sopranos. Well, True Blood is slowing down and Thrones will likely end up surpassing it this season in total viewers. However, what the total viewer numbers don’t take into account are home video sales, international viewers and, perhaps most important of all, pirating. Game of Thrones was the most pirated show of 2012, with an average of 4 million downloads per episode. And it broke its own record for home video sales, becoming yet again the fastest-selling box set ever for HBO. It has aired in nearly every country on Earth and set viewer records in some of those countries. Neither True Blood nor The Sopranos have done as well internationally, both were outsold by Thrones in home video and neither have been pirated nearly as much (or pirated at all really, in The Sopranos case).
When you add it all up, I would wager that Game of Thrones is the most-watched HBO show ever and, quite possibly, one of the most-watched shows on TV today.
So I know we didn't like the poster - but this is pretty cool, ngl.
Exhibit A -- Suri getting out of an SUV in NYC this weekend wearing a beanie, blue bubble jacket, leggings and brown Uggs.
Exhibit B -- Another little girl who sorta looks like Suri getting out of the exact same SUV wearing an IDENTICAL OUTFIT ... with a different colored beanie.
So what does it all mean??? Is Suri trying to dupe the media? Is the other girl in on some sort of diabolical plot? Or ... are they just friends who like to wear the same clothes?
We know, that's ridiculous ... IT'S TOTALLY A BODY DOUBLE!!!
So what do you think: Justified or overly paranoid? Legit body double or just dressed the same?
Kristen Stewart didn't really need to limp onto the stage when she presented with Daniel Radcliffe last night at the Oscars.
"I felt so bad," Radcliffe said at the Governors Ball. "I just wanted to pick her up, put her in my arms and carry her onto the stage."
Or maybe not. "I probably would have dropped her and opened her wound again," Radcliffe added with a laugh, referring to K.Stew's reason for hobbling on crutches: cutting the bottom of her foot on glass!
Kidding aside, the Harry Potter star said it was about time he and Stewart met.
"I felt like this was a long time coming. I feel like we've been meant to meet," Radcliffe said. "This was the perfect way. And you know what? She is so nice—really, really nice."
Radcliffe also dished on dancing during the show. At one point in the night, he said, he was backstage with fellow Oscar dancers Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
"I looked at them and was like, 'Remember your first day of work on your first job? Could you believe we're doing this now?'" Radcliffe said. "They were actually thinking the same thing. The night has been surreal. I never thought I'd be doing any of this."
When Radcliffe was leaving the Governors Ball, he stopped to chat with Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. "Kristin Chenoweth is amazing!" Radcliffe said. "Thank you for sitting me next to her."
This was Radcliffe's first time at the Oscars, and the big night clearly left an impression.
"It was fun," he said. "I can't say enough good things about Seth MacFarlane. I hold him in the highest regard."
Can't wait till Mr. Radcliffe returns to the Oscars as a nominee!
I❤my new little Gucci satchel
Get lei-ed everybody..
Thoughtful hotel... How sweet!
Lap dog... I spy a rascal in the back
me, dubois & @gabejohns workin on our fitness!
My obsession.. Palais des papes by Damien Hirst
A “Cascading Failure”—the name of tonight’s episode of Shameless—happens when one part of a system shuts down, causing an eventual chain reaction of breakdowns. When the first part stops working, the rest of the network is forced to pick up the slack, shouldering more of the load to keep things up and running. Fiona—the serial slack-picker-upper of the Gallagher family—keeps the system fully operational in spite of her failed parents, but now, after a despicable betrayal by Frank, she finds herself cut off from her siblings and unable to fix things on her own. Her system is officially shut down.
For the most part, the hour is focused almost entirely on restoring operations, and for that reason, it’s successful as an episode. It’s fairly straightforward television for once with less “checking in” than the show has felt the need to do in past weeks. Though there still is a bit of hopping around, particularly because the six Gallagher kids are separated, these all are in service to the larger plot of the episode. There’s a problem—they’re separated—and the parts of their universe come together to restore order.
Though we’ve never really heard mention of it, apparently the five younger Gallaghers have been taken out of their home before. Things aren’t quite what they expected, though—Ian and Lip are sent to a group home for older troubled boys, Carl and Liam are placed with a biracial gay couple bent on adopting Liam even if it means dealing with Carl, and Debbie, in what has become a theme throughout the season, is left to fend for herself under the rule of taskmistress Mama Kamala.
Back at the house, Fiona and Jimmy reconcile—after their sizzling fight last week, they both move toward the middle and offer the support the other needs. Jimmy doesn’t fill Fiona in about seeking comfort with Estefania, though, so they’re still going to have some things to work through in the not-too-distant future. Fiona goes to the supermarket to ask for the day off, but her frosty relationship with the rest of the staff has taken her power to blackmail the manager away from her, and she is forced to resign. She returns home to a strikingly quiet house that feels even more empty without the carnage and chaos she’s used to.
Fiona asks Kevin and Veronica to volunteer to foster the children, but they’re too busy trying to conceive a child of their own using Veronica’s mother as a surrogate. With last week’s turkey baster IVF plan having failed, they’re resorting to more…direct…means of insemination. Maybe it’s just because I’ve always found them likeable and their intentions are pure, but the strangeness of their pregnancy plot—which results in a threesome with Veronica’s mother—doesn’t really bother me as much as many of the show’s other absurd moments have.
Fiona realizes that the best way to get the kids back is, unfortunately, her father. “Why does it always come down to Frank?” she asks, calling him a “sad-ass Obi-Wan Kenobi.” He’s her only hope. Frank enlists a blonde-wigged Sheila to play the kids’ missing mother Monica (Joan Cusack and Chloe Webb do share a passing resemblance) and the two attend a mandatory parenting class. Every once in a while, William H. Macy’s craven Frank hits a sweet spot, where he’s just as disgusting and infuriating as ever, but it just works better. After quitting drugs cold-turkey, he’s a sweaty mess in the class, but knows he needs to pass a drug test to have any chance at putting back together the family he tore apart in the first place. Watching him carry clean urine in his mouth for his test was kind of sickening, but, like with his success as a drug mule, Frank is surprisingly accountable in these strange situations when the stakes are high.
Meanwhile, Mandy and Ian switch places for a couple of conjugal visits—Mandy and Lip’s rehabbed relationship seems to be going strong and Mickey invites Ian over for a night of Van Damme and Seagal role-playing. From the outset, the show has always handled Ian’s sexuality respectfully, while acknowledging that being gay and poor is doubly hard for young men like him and Mickey. Mickey’s father Terry (Dennis Cockrum) returns home early, discovering their secret, beating them bloody, and holding them hostage at gunpoint. He calls for a prostitute, ordering his son to have sex with her while Ian sits and watches. It’s ghastly and hard to watch in a more impactful way than the show’s usual “hard-to-watch” moments.
At the end of last week’s episode, I was excited about the possibility of a larger overarching story arc that had the potential to span more than an episode or two after so many abandoned stops and starts this season. But by the end of the episode, things are pretty close to being resolved, and it feels like the plot has been given an appropriate amount of attention. If they can handle a hearing next week, the Gallagher network will be back online. But with Fiona learning that Frank was the one who reported them to protective services in the first place, we may be primed for a short circuit next week
OMW what an episode!
“American Idol” Season 6’s beatboxing runner-up Blake Lewis hasn’t released a full-length album since his underrated 2009 Tommy Boy Records release, Heartbreak On Vinyl (the follow-up to 2007’s Audio Day Dream, which came out on the “Idol”-affiliated BMG). But he has never stopping working, recording, and collaborating, and those tireless efforts are finally paying off….as Yahoo!’s Reality Rocks is thrilled to exclusively announce that Blake has signed to major label Republic Records (home to Drake, Florence + The Machine, Alex Clare, Gotye, and many more). Blake’s third album, officially titled Portrait Of A Chameleon, will be released by Republic this spring.
Portrait’s first single, “Your Touch,” will debut on a massive, global scale this Tuesday, but below is a 30-second snippet of the hard-charging electro-anthem’s killer chorus. Sounds like Blake and Republic may have a hit on their hands.
Obviously, it is nearly impossible for any artist, particularly one that came to fame via a reality show, to get a second or third chance in the music business. But Blake cites more than just hard work when he is asked how he bucked the industry’s odds. “Besides my devotion to my craft, I really owe my career to my fans,” he stresses. “After my television experience, it opened a lot of doors into people’s lives and as soon as my music hit, the response was overwhelming. My fans truly keep me alive and striving to become a better version of myself every time I write a new album. I've been performing music for more than half my life, and my gratitude to the people who have supported me has never faltered. My fans rule! With that said, continuing to write, produce, and compose has brought a lot of new relationships to the table within the industry, which has allowed me different opportunities to keep working and collaborating through my music.”
So what can fans expect from the new album? “The vibe of Portrait Of A Chameleon is fun, sexy, and positive,” says Blake. “The sound that I have been striving for is somewhat of a hybrid. The foundation of instruments are guitar Rhodes, beatbox, and ‘Decepticon’ bass—which I coined because my co-producer is an amazing sound designer and all the bass noises sound like evil Transformers. Everything we have made for this album is handcrafted, coming from an organic place. I’ve been writing it for over a year, and throughout that time I get inspired in different ways, so the sound is ever-evolving. I’ve also had the honor and pleasure writing with one of my favorite frontmen from one of my favorite bands—I don’t want to name names yet! This project is really close to my heart, so I've only reached out to people I trust and care about. My last couple of albums had too many people involved, and the creative had become lost because of it.”
Watch this space for more details on Portrait Of A Chameleon and the global launch of “Your Touch” (trust me, it is going to be huge)…but in the meantime, check out some bonus instrumental audio of “Your Touch” below. Congratulations to Blake on his new record deal and new phase of his career!