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- 03/17/13--20:13: Jessica Alba: 'Honest Life' Book Signing!
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Tonight marked the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City, and the event featured appearances and speeches from a veritable who's-who of the LGBT and allied world of media and entertainment.
Among tonight's award winners was The Advocate and its sibling publication, Out, both owned by Here Media, which took home the prize for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage. AIDS documentary How to Survive a Plague earned an award for Outstanding Documentary, and NBC's Smash was awarded Outstanding Drama. (Smash tho?...lol)
Presenting the Vito Russo Award to out CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, Madonna took the stage dressed as a Boy Scout.
"Listen, I want to do good for the community," said Madonna. "But most importantly, I know how to scout for boys."
"I used to be a Girl Scout," said Madonna. "But I got kicked out. Do you want to know why? Because my skirt was too short, and I never sold enough cookies — I ate the cookies."
The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives, according to the organization's website. GLAAD Media Award nominees were published, released or broadcast between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012.
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For the last few months, we've been sold on the season's tagline, "Almost getting it kind of together," supplemented by that New Year's resolution ad campaign. More or less predictably, we now find ourselves one episode away from the end of the season with a cast that hasn't gotten it together at all.
Let's begin with Hannah. Her first scene in this episode shows us that her book is not going well. "Did your hymen grow back?" her publisher asks, not having finished reading it of his own volition. "Where's the sexual failure? Where's the pudgy face flecked with semen and sadness? What I'm getting here is a lot of friendship. It's very Jane Austen." In what he calls an "epiphany," he suggests that she make it a novel if she's not currently having sex. Hannah looks dumbfounded
Ray is feeling sick, and Shoshanna is acting like a "geisha" (Ray's words, obviously), making sure he has white sugar, brown sugar, and artificial sweetener for his tea. Her guilt after cheating on him is taking its toll on their relationship, and he notices. Marnie, meanwhile, is pursuing her singing dreams and desperately needs GarageBand help.
Hannah is making no progress with her book, and we see her fidgeting on the floor of her apartment with her laptop until she gets a splinter in her ass. And because Girls is Girls, the next beautifully composed shot is one of Lena Dunham's ass with a very large chunk of wood in it. After pulling it out in the bathroom, she creates another problem for herself while trying to clean her ears with a cotton swab (something at least dozens of Web sites peddling medical knowledge tell you not to do). She scratches the inside of her ear. She cries. She calls her parents. We would pity her if we didn't think she was such an idiot. To Becky Ann Baker's credit, Hannaha's mom sounds just like mine when she yells into the phone: "Nothing smaller than an elbow in there, ever!" Hannah winds up having to go to the hospital, where a doctor with no bedside manner whatsoever asks if she was digging for gold, and suggests she frame the cotton swab.
Marnie, having been stood up at lunch by her ex-boyfriend Charlie, gets invited to his start-up's party celebrating 20,000 MAUs (monthly average users), which sounds like something to crack open beers over on a Friday night, not something to blow out with a live DJ, catered pizza, and "shitty beer" (according to the ever-quotable Ray, who attends with Shosh). While Ray goes to get himself a shitty beer, Shosh puts her foot in her mouth as she tries to pay Charlie a compliment: "You could have sex with any girl at this party, including me."
Meanwhile, Adam seems to be doing better. He and Natalia are now officially a couple. She's having sex with him and taking him to her friends' engagement parties and everything. At the party, her friend pulls Natalia aside and warns her that Adam "has the face of an old-timey criminal." Natalia, more astute than she realizes, replies: "What are you talking about? He looks like Peter Pan."
Adam, needing fresh air from a party at a bar where he's the only one not drinking, encounters Hannah outside, walking back home from the hospital. When she explains to him what happened, he calls her "kid" and tells her to be careful. The sentiment isn't lost on Hannah, who looks surprised and maybe just a little hurt when Adam tells her that he's at this bar with his girlfriend. There's no way for the conversation to not be awkward, and Adam cuts it short, heading back into the bar while Hannah tries to tell him about her book. Once inside, Adam promptly orders a Jack and ginger for himself. Natalia looks worried at first, but they drink and dance for the rest of their time there.
Back at the start-up party, Marnie, still nervous about her singing abilities, nonetheless resolves to perform a surprise version of Kanye West's "Stronger." Of course Marnie can't really sing. Not really. No one applauds but Ray (who probably does so more out of contempt for the party's crowd). After an intense conversation wherein he tells her she needs to get her shit together and she tells him she doesn't want his pity, Marnie and Charlie have sex on his desk.
Ray finally confronts Shoshanna about how strangely she's been acting around him. She quickly admits that she held a doorman's hand, and — because Ray is a blind fool — he laughs it off and gives her a hug, and Shoshanna makes a terrified face.
Back at Adam's apartment, Natalia tells him that she thinks his apartment's a mess, but when asked, says it doesn't change the way she feels about him. And then he tells Natalia to get on all fours. More perplexed than anything, she complies, and when he tells her to crawl toward his bedroom on a dirty nail-ridden floor, she does that, too. When she asks where it's leading, Adam lifts her off the ground, deposits her on his bed, and informs her "I want to fuck you from behind, hit the walls with you," pulling her panties down before she says anything more than an uncertain "Okay…" Natalia never tells him no, but it's clear that she doesn't want it to be happening, and after what cannot be more than thirty seconds, Adam attempts to finish on her dress-covered breasts, which Natalia has to bare for him if she doesn't want to look like she just got ejaculated on. Adam takes his shirt off (ironic, no?) and uses it to wipe the semen off of her breasts. On a show that portrays bad sex in almost every episode, the whole sequence stands out as scarier than anything we've seen thus far.
"I don't think I liked that," Natalia says simply as she ties her dress back up behind her neck.
"I'm so sorry, I don't know what came over me," Adam says, unable to look at her.
"I, like, really didn't like that."
"Jesus, I feel dizzy," he says. And finally meeting her eyes: "Is this it? Are you done with me?" We'll presumably find out next week, but it doesn't look hopeful.
This was an episode and a season of regression. As soon as we see the characters take a few inching steps forward, they seem to about-face and dash in the other direction. Marnie's trying to find herself but is again in the arms of a guy who doesn't actually care about her. Shoshanna is in a relationship with a great boyfriend but her own insecurities caused her to cheat and lie to him. Many of Hannah's problems could be solved if she would just take some responsibility and be more careful cleaning her ears. And Adam just started drinking again.
The episode ends with Hannah, again sitting in her bathroom, again with her OCD tics. She stares at the used cotton swab that she used earlier to pierce her ear, and, as the camera zooms slowly closer to her, proceeds to stick it in her other, undamaged ear.
These kids just don't ever learn.
If that rapist Adam continues to be portrayed as a poor, tortured soul who's kinda sweet and awkward, I'm fucking done with this show professionally. They need to either write him off or give him the treatment a shitty character like him deserves. But I get the feeling he's still going to be Hannah's main love interest, ugh.
Think Britney Spears is jealous?
Madonna and Anderson Cooper embraced in a a big smooch as she presented the CNN newsman and talk show host with an honor at the New York edition of the GLAAD Media Awards at the Marriott Marquis. Cooper was the recipient of this year's Vito Russo Award, which goes to an openly gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality.
Cooper spoke publicly about his sexuality for the first time last year with an email to journalist Andrew Sullivan. "The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud," he wrote.
The Material Girl, who memorably kissed Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera during a performance at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, also left people buzzing about her outfit. She was decked out in a full Boy Scout's uniform — her version of it anyway, featuring special touches like fingerless gloves and a cowboy hat — to protest the organization's ban on gay scouts and scout leaders.
"I wanted to be a Boy Scout, but they wouldn't let me join," she told the crowd. "I think that's [messed] up. I can build a fire. I know how to pitch a tent. I have a very good sense of direction. I can rescue kittens from trees. Listen, I wanna do for the community."
During his acceptance speech, Cooper thanked his boyfriend since 2009, Benjamin Maisani.
"[Being gay] has allowed me to love and be loved, to open my head and open my heart in ways I would have never predicted," he noted. "The ability to love one another, the ability to love another person is in my opinion one of God's greatest gifts and I thank God every day for the ability to give and share love with the people in my life. My family, my friends, my partner Benjamin, thank you very much."
The Amazing Race Season 22, Episode 5 - "Your tan is totally cool!"
Bali, Indonesia -> Hanoi, Vietnam
Dave & Connor chose to withdraw from the race due to medical reasons. I'm sure they'll be back for another season in the future.
This week's rankings (and previous check-in rankings)
1. Pam & Winnie (Best friends) (up 1)
2. Max & Katie (Newlyweds) (up 1)
3. Mona & Beth (Roller Derby Moms) (up 3)
4. Bates & Anthony (Hockey Bros) (up 3)
5. Caroline & Jennifer (Country singers) (down 1)
6. Joey & Meghan (Youtubers) (down 1)
7. Chuck & Wynona (Alabama) (up 1)
Next week: Scorpions in Botswana
And still not a fan of the Youtubers. Loving Pam/Winnie and Bates/Anthony.
Miley Cyrus isn't letting any Liam Hemsworth split rumors break her down.
A source tells E! News that while things "have been rocky" between the engaged couple, they're definitely "not giving up." But while Liam was vacationing in Australia with brother Chris Hemsworth and family—sans Miley—he left his car parked in his fiancée's driveway at her Los Angeles house.
E! News has also learned that Chris Hemsworth is back in L.A., but Liam's still overseas. The Hunger Games star made his first official appearance post–breakup rumors on Friday in Manila, Philippines. Bench, a local clothing line Liam signed on as brand ambassador for last summer, Instagrammed a pic of Miley's man looking relaxed and happy during an interview.
One of the most fascinating TV marriages right now is between Philip and Elizabeth on FX’s The Americans. Sure, they’re KGB spies in the 1980s trying to bring down the Americans while posing as an American couple, but there’s a real love story there.
If you’re all caught up with the latest episode, you might want to check out some interesting tidbits from Matthew Rhys, who plays Philip, after a recent conference call with reporters. He discusses the marriage, Philip’s frame of mind and more.
The highlights are below. The Americans airs on Wednesday at 10 pm ET on FX.
On how his character has changed since the KGB captured him and his wife in a previous episode and tortured them to find out if they were moles. “So many things changed, in many ways irreparably, to a degree in that you wonder a) how he’ll be able to recover with Elizabeth and indeed the people he worked for. It sort of solidifies and consolidates everything he was beginning to believe, not about her, but certainly about the KGB anyway. It makes for that great pressure as something now must happen from that. Certainly in the episodes we’re shooting now, I think Philip is in this great transition. It’s like stalemate because he knows he wants to make a move and he wants to do something about it, it’s just he isn’t quite sure how to get out, really.”
On who his character might choose first: his children or the Soviet Union. “I think where you find him in the first episode is exactly that. I think he’s come to a point in his life where he is no longer defined by his job. His job no longer defines him and as you said the priority now in his life is his children. I think he’s realized that their job has a shelf life and that the vice is slowly tightening and it’s something they can’t sustain. I think his real ambition in life is to secure the future for his children and for him and Elizabeth, really. I think that’s his super-objective is to make sure that they’re all safe. The only real way to do that is to get out.”
On his character’s friendship with his neighbor, Stan from the FBI. “I think he’s a little torn about Stan, to be perfectly honest. Philip does come from a decent moral place in many ways and he has a love for the lifestyle they’ve created. I think part of that is this sort of white picket idyllic idea of having a best friend in a neighbor. I think he genuinely does like Stan, although he tells Elizabeth it’s good to keep your enemies closer, I think with Stan there is a genuine fondness there. It’s unfortunate that in a way he is manipulating him for information … I’m hoping they go on a fishing trip and fall in love, to be honest.”
On who Philip, his character, would shoot, if he had one bullet and could choose between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. “I’m not sure. I think it would probably— Oh, God, that’s an incredible question for a number of reasons. I think where we meet Philip, he has this great capacity for violence and murder, but I think in his heart he is a good guy. I think seeing as Mikhail did more, a little to a degree for that movement with Perestroika and Glasnost, he’d probably shoot Reagan, I think.”
On what he can tease about the season finale. “If I had to choose, I think for the finale would possibly be that— Oh, tease, oh, God no. I don’t know anything about the finale. We’re the last people they tell … I don’t know anything about the finale as of yet.”
And finally, on whether or not he’s fluent in Russian in real life. “I was fluent before I took the part, funnily enough. No, I wasn’t at all. I’m being scoffed at by my publicist because she is actually fluent, born and raised in Russia, funnily enough. No, I wasn’t. You will, in fact, unfortunately hear me butcher the beautiful language of Russian in an upcoming episode. It’s been a little bit of a linguistic struggle for me.”
"I’m totally intoTaylor Swift. I think she has super-clever lyrics, and I love that she writes her own music. Some of the themes she writes about are stuff I wish was there for me when I was in high school, and I’m so happy she really cares about her female fans. She’s not catering to a male audience and is writing music for other girls. I don’t care if she calls herself a feminist or not. There is something that she’s doing that feels feminist to me in that she really seems to have a lot of control over what her career is doing. She’s 23. People say she’s dating all these guys. Well, yeah, she’s a young person and is dating all these people ’cause that’s what you do when you’re young. John Mayer can fuck 84 people in one day and nobody calls him a slut. I think that's the subtext of some of the things she's said recently."
Zac Efron and Dennis Quaid pose together at the screening of their film At Any Price during the 2013 SXSW Film Festival on Saturday (March 16) in Austin, Texas.
The guys were joined by their director Ramin Bahrani at the screening for a question and answer sessions with their fans.
It was recently announced that the film will be premiering at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival next month before hitting theaters in NY and LA on April 24.
SneakPeek TV Roundtable Interview
"Are you telling me Eli is a wolf in sheep's clothing? All I see is the sheep."
[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Sunday's "Prey" episode of AMC's The Walking Dead and the comics on which the series is based.]
Andrea's attempts at bringing peace between the Governor and Rick have completely failed.
During Sunday's episode, AMC's The Walking Dead played one of the most intense cat and mouse games of its three-season history when Andrea (Laurie Holden) learned the brutal truth about the Governor (David Morrissey). Thanks to his right-hand man, Milton (Dallas Roberts), Andrea makes a valiant attempt to return to the safety of Rick's prison -- putting the Governor through hell in his attempts to stop her from sharing his plans for the rival community.
Sadly, just as Andrea has the prison within her sights, her luck runs out and the Governor apprehends her -- taking her back to an infamous location in the Robert Kirkman comics where the eye-patched villain brutally tortured and raped Michonne.
The Hollywood Reporter caught up with executive producer Kirkman to break down the episode and answer some of the hour's biggest burning questions as the series marches into its two remaining episodes of season three.
THR: After teasing that Maggie might replace Michonne rape room, the show is setting Andrea up for that story line. Why did you decide to change course from Michonne to Andrea?
Kirkman: The way this season was laid out it fell into place that Andrea was going to have to fall prey to the Governor in a pretty serious way. We're seeing that now. It's really about her being very focused on what's going on with this conflict and worrying about if she can save Woodbury and the prison. It's really closed her window of escape and led her to this point. It's going to be a rough time for Andrea.
THR: Will the Governor's plans for Michonne (Danai Gurira) change now that he has Andrea?
Kirkman: I don't really think so. He still hates Michonne just as much and he's still just as invested in the prison as he was before. This is just another terrible deed to throw on the pile. The Governor is hitting a new level of his dastardliness and there's still a little bit of room to go from here.
THR: Could we see both Michonne and Andrea in the Governor's rape room?
Kirkman: It's entirely possible. There's no limit to the lengths that this guy will go to. He's thrown all caution to the wind here in these final days leading up to the conflict. Things could get pretty terrible moving forward.
THR: The episode starts with a glimpse into Michonne and Andrea's past and reveals that her "pets" were people she once cared for. Will we be seeing more of their past together?
Kirkman: It was neat to go back and plug in a little of that time that we didn't see in between seasons. It was good to just get a little bit of a hint as to how their relationship had played out over that time and see how close they'd grown. We always try to use these moments sparingly but we do recognize their importance and how they can play into context of episode and give people a little more information. I wouldn't expect see flashbacks and stuff like that too terribly often.
THR: When Rick and company return to the prison, what kind of priority might they place on bringing Andrea back safely?
Kirkman: We'll be seeing how they deal with the Governor in our very next episode. Rick has got a lot on his plate but her current whereabouts will definitely be something that he would want to check into. Rick and the group are very much of the mind that Andrea is firmly on the side of Woodbury and is going to be on that side of the conflict moving forward.
THR: How safe is Milton in Woodbury? The Governor clearly knows it was him who set fire to the biter pit.
Kirkman: He's certainly not on The Governor's good side, which is certainly not a great place to be (laughs). We've seen in this episode that Milton and the Governor definitely have a history; that could be something that the Governor takes into consideration when he decides to deal with Milton or punish Milton for what he's done. He's certainly aware of Milton acting against him to a certain extent. There's an element of friendship there that I think is very important.
THR: Might we get to see the backstory on their bond?
Kirkman: You might! (Laughs.) Milton is a very conflicted human being with a very conflicted relationship with the Governor and that's what we'll be exploring.
THR: Did Milton intentionally tip his hand about setting fire to the biter bit?
Kirkman: This was Milton taking a stand. He's not the most tactful human being. I don't think he's much of a sleuth so it would be very difficult for him to hide something like this. He knew when he did what he did that that he would probably be discovered. That's how important he felt it was to take that weapon and that plan off the table. He knew that he would be making a statement to the Governor.
THR: Will Milton think to look for Andrea in the Governor's rape room?
Kirkman: Who knows! (Laughs.)
THR: Tyreese decides to remain in Woodbury. Is he really buying the Governor's scare tactics?
Kirkman: The Governor is a very good manipulator and certainly seems convincing to me. Whether Tyreese falls for that, we have to find out in the next couple episodes.
THR: There's a divide between Tyreese and Allen (Daniel Thomas May). How might that come to a head?
Kirkman: That's something we're going to be dealing with moving forward. It's interesting to see a little bit of their past relationship coming out. We haven't really known a lot about Tyreese's group and how they interacted and how they survived together. Now we're starting to see hints of that. It's adding an extra level to their relationship and will probably come to play in the next couple of episodes.
THR: What's with the Governor's creepy whistling? Is that a nod to Alfred Hitchcock?
Kirkman: It's hard to do a horror show without having some kind of nod to Alfred Hitchcock at some point during the show. There's definitely an element to that.
THR: What was he doing whistling into the tape recorder? Does he record the events in the rape room?
Kirkman: He's a mysterious guy who does mysterious things. I wouldn't want to ruin an upcoming storyline revealing what's going on there. He could have possibly been testing his recorder for later use. That's certainly a possibility.
NOOOO @ them calling it the 'rape room'
daaaaaamn, homegirl went IN!!
Jessica Alba is all smiles while attending a signing for her new book “The Honest Life” at Vroman’s Bookstore on Saturday (March 16) in Pasadena, Calif. The day before, the 31-year-old actress was chic while attending the launch for the book in West Hollywood.
“I always thought that being healthy or green or eco or whatever was an extreme lifestyle. I’m not a vegan, I don’t live off the grid, I don’t wear hemp every day. I don’t have time!” Jessica shared with E! News at the launch. Jess added, “I have two jobs, I have two kids, I have a husband, friends and family to care about. I have so much to do in my life, and all I want to do is make healthier choices that are realistic and inexpensive.”
FYI: Jessica is wearing top and pants by Fendi with Elizabeth and James shoes.
excuse for a health post? It's been two weeks since I cut sugar (most of it) from my diet and they've been the worst weeks of my life. :( But at least I lost 5 pounds. Also, how do you feel about SkinnyCow?
Lindsay Lohan is now in SERIOUS jeopardy of missing her court date tomorrow -- TMZ has learned she got off her flight to Los Angeles at the last minute and is now scrambling to find another way to the west coast.
Lindsay arrived at JFK a few hours ago after deciding NOT to fly back on Saturday as previously planned.
We're told Lindsay was on board the plane when for some reason ... she decided to get off. According to our sources, Lindsay was in such a hurry to get off the plane, she left her bags behind.
Sources close to Lindsay tell TMZ she believed there was a problem with the plane ... specifically that fuel was leaking. Lindsay is telling friends that 35 other people got off the plane as well because they too felt it was unsafe.
For whatever it's worth ... according to the website for the airport, the flight was delayed an hour taking off and has since been diverted to Las Vegas. [UPDATE: The airline tells TMZ the plane is in fact stopping in Vegas for more fuel before continuing to Los Angeles.]
Our sources say LiLo is now in an airport lounge ... calling, texting and emailing everyone she knows ... trying to get a private plane to take her to L.A.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ she MUST appear at the hearing tomorrow or the judge will issue a bench warrant.
Might wanna start typing that up ...
A pregnant Kim Kardashian flew to Atlanta for the premiere of her first feature film, Tyler Perry's Temptation, where the cast and writer/director couldn't stop raving about her.
"I think it was so responsible for her to do this movie," said Perry, citing the positive message conveyed in the film. "To have her do it and have as many young people that look up to her to see this message because of her -- I think it's really fantastic."
Temptation follows an explosive romance between Judith, an ambitious married woman, and Harley, a handsome social media billionaire who aggressively courts her. Kim plays Judith's co-worker at their high-end couple's therapy business.
"Tyler knew what he was doing when he casted her," said co-star Lance Gross, who was proud of Kardashian's feature film acting debut. "She put it down."
Kardashian credited Perry for creating an environment for her to flourish.
"I think it was such a good transition," said the 32-year-old reality star, who was battling a cold on the red carpet. "I think people will be pleasantly surprised."
This "a-ha" moment had nothing to do with how much she loves her family (anyone who has watched the show once knows this -- even if you can't imagine bonding with your brood over farting games the way June does). Or her incredibly loving relationship with Sugar Bear. It's both strange and sweet to hear her call him "Smexy." No. What really touched a chord with me was how Mama June felt about herself. There actually is a lesson here for every woman -- curvy or not.
During a recent Facebook chat with fans, June was asked if she had any tips to help someone feel extra beautimous? Her reply:
You don't have to do a lot of makeup or whatever. Just take care of yourself, take pride in how you look. There are some days I look homely like hell, but beautimous comes within yourself and if you're happy with yourself, that's all that matters.
I have to say, I don't think she could have answered that more perfectly. A lot of stars would have used that chance to plug some product or tout some ridiculous beauty regimen most of us in the real world could never follow. But this was a very sincere, honest answer every woman can relate to.
I would even go as far as to say this should be our universal beauty motto. It's certainly something to strive for. So often, we look at pictures of celebs or photos of models in magazines and feel pressure to emulate what we see. That perfect ombre hair coloring, fitting into those impossibly tight skinny jeans, getting that smokey eye absolutely perfect. And when we can't meet that ideal, we end up feeling worse than when we started trying. It's ridiculous but true.
What if we could do what Mama June suggests and have a simpler goal -- take care of ourselves and look for confidence to come from within? It sounds idealistic, I know, but she is a shining example of this. Most people would probably say there is nothing about her appearance they would want to mimic. Her looks have even been mercilessly heckled by comedians and other television personalities. Still, she doesn't let it faze her. June is still as confident, sassy, and self-assured as ever. Even more impressive -- she is teaching her four girls to be the same way. You couldn't shake Honey Boo Boo's confidence with a battering ram. Can you say that about yourself? I wish I was that strong. Don't you?
Are you inspired by Mama June's advice?
I love this family so much.