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- 03/19/13--20:28: Ant-Man concept video leaked.
- 03/19/13--20:28: La Toya Jackson Talks Celebrity Apprentice and Omarosa Feud
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- 03/19/13--20:41: Kevin Clash in trouble AGAIN!
- 03/19/13--21:33: Faye Resnick is trying hard to land a spot on The Real Housewives!
- 03/19/13--21:44: Let's "Elementary" news, ONTD!
- 03/19/13--21:45: Ugh. This Fauxminist B-word!
- 03/19/13--21:55: MPGiS Episode 16
- 03/19/13--23:13: Amanda Bynes has a crush on Drake, writes weird tweets
- 03/19/13--23:38: Look at this perfect beautiful mixed family spend St Patrick's Day
- 03/20/13--20:14: Mike White to Adapt "Good Luck of Right Now"
- 03/20/13--20:14: The Americans 1x09 Promo "Safe House"
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"Gleggie" clip from The Talking Dead
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Who came back from the dead? Which couple called it quits? And who is the girl in the red coat? Spoilers ahead!
This might have been Ezria’s saddest weekly breakup yet! I wonder if their breakup on the fourth season premiere this June will be even sadder.
Such a crap finale, imo. I wish I could quit this show.
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DAVID BENIOFF Creator/Executive Producer
D.B. WEISS Creator/Executive Producer
GEORGE R.R. MARTIN Co-Executive Producer
PETER DINKLAGE Tyrion Lannister
NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU Jaime Lannister
LENA HEADEY Cersei Lannister
KIT HARINGTON Jon Snow
MICHELLE FAIRLEY Catelyn Stark
SOPHIE TURNER Sansa Stark
MAISIE WILLIAMS Arya Stark
ROB MCELLHENNEY Star and Creator of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”
By Nina Mandell, TODAY contributor
When Beth Reeks began writing her hit novel, "The Kissing Booth," she wasn’t expecting to be a record-setting author before her third year of high school. She just wanted to read something that didn’t involve vampires, werewolves, or fallen angels.
“I just wanted a plain simple teenage romance,” Reeks — who goes by the pen name Beth Reekles — told TODAY.com.
The now 17-year-old apparently wasn’t the only one. After she posted her novel on the self-publishing site Wattpad, it received a site-breaking record 40 million hits and caught the notice of a Random House UK editor who sent her an email through the site.
“I was sitting in my living room with my laptop and I was going through my emails and I saw I had a message...it started off more formal than the usual, 'are you making a sequel to '"The Kissing Booth"' and 'oh my God I love your book,'" she recalled. When she looked more closely at the message, she took off running.
“I grabbed my laptop and ran to my parents, making kind of inhuman noises because I couldn’t talk,” she said.
In October of 2012, Reeks signed a three-book deal with the publishing house, beginning with "The Kissing Booth" which is now available in e-book form. It’s slated to come out in paperback later this year.
She’s also gathered a legion of loyal fans who ask her for advice about writing their own novels and eagerly await her latest work.
Meanwhile, Reekles has already cranked out more novels, including one that she recently posted on Wattpad —all while doing the normal things teenagers do: hanging out with her friends, boyfriend and of course, getting into college, where she wants to study physics.
“I’ve always really enjoyed physics and I find it really fascinating,” she said. “A lot lot of my friends don’t like it at all, but there’s something about it I really like. I like knowing how things work.”
As for her career as a writer, Reeks said she’s just trying to navigate her success and enjoy the ride. “I think it’s a bit difficult for all of us, it's not the kind of thing you can just Google easily and find out how it all works,” she said. “I think we’ve all been taking it in stride.”
The series creator tells THR that he plans on expanding the film as the project makes more money, and defends his use of Kickstarter.
Rob Thomas was getting so much good news, his cell phone couldn't handle it.
Last Wednesday, when the veteran TV showrunner launched a campaign to finance a movie version of his cult-hit TV show Veronica Mars on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter, he had no concept of just how successful the effort would immediately become. Within hours, the movement had spread across the internet, exciting both fans of the Kristen Bell-led teenage detective series (which ran on UPN/CW from 2004-7) and generating think-pieces of all kinds.
"It made my phone unusable, because there would be literally four pledges a second," Thomas tells The Hollywood Reporter. "You couldn’t clear the notifications fast enough ... I had to use my computer to remove the Kickstarter app so it could function as a phone again."
Less than 12 hours into the drive, the project had reached its $2 million goal, and nearly a week later, it's still climbing, up to $3.6 million and counting, from over 56,000 donors. The cash will go toward producing a film from the Warner Bros.-owned property, which will shoot between mid-June and mid-July this summer. Thomas has been actively promoting and answering questions about the endeavor, and he doesn't plan on disappearing when the 30-day window of Kickstarter fundraising closes.
"We were built by fans, so we’ll try to do our best to keep the momentum going through that," he says, promising an open shoot with plenty of tweets and photos transmitted to the Internet. "We’re hoping to go to Comic-Con, maybe have some footage to show at Comic-Con. We have a documentary following the making of the movie."
The writer-producer continues to watch the needle rise, adjusting his in-progress script as the wallet fattens.
"The movie is outlined, but frankly, I needed to know how we were doing to figure out how to model the script and how to write it. There are very specific things that are going to be affected by what our budget is," he says. For one, Thomas wants to be able to shoot in Southern California, where the series was originally set. That's more expensive than, say, Vancouver or Michigan, but the palm trees are worth it.
"There’s an altercation [at a high school reunion in the film], and how much money we raise affects whether that is having terse words exchanged or a full-on brawl," he adds. "One if we hit certain dollar amounts, and the less spectacular if we haven’t."
As the project sets crowd-funding records, some concerns have been raised over whether a property owned by a major studio should even be on Kickstarter, which was started -- and has largely served -- as a way to support independent artists and entrepreneurs who otherwise might not have the capital to launch their vision. Kickstarter is known for helping raise funds for projects like the six shorts that have earned Oscar nominations, including Inocente, which won this year for best documentary and shot on a budget of just $52,000, or movies made by the New York Independent Film Collective. Since 2009, the site has directed over $100 million to over 8,500 indie films.
"I don’t think Veronica Mars is negatively affecting people that Kickstarter was built to serve, those people who are making $30-40,000 documentaries," Thomas defends. "I think what Veronica Mars has done is brought Kickstarter to the masses. More people are now familiar with Kickstarter, and more people are browsing Kickstarter for other projects, who now understand what it is and what it does than there were before we launched our campaign. I think we’re bringing more eyes to that site, so I think that has to be good for indie filmmakers."
On the other hand, the fervent fan base putting up its own money to fund the project is in some ways instructive to both major networks and creatives; Veronica Mars was canceled by The CW after three seasons, and once-mighty broadcasters such as NBC have seen ratings tank, thanks in part to the failure of broad efforts meant to capture wide swaths of audience.
"There are more and more markets and more networks, more places you can put shows on, the mandate becomes more and more 'Give us something that two million people love rather than attempt something that 20 million people like,'" he says. "The big networks are struggling to stay in that old model of a little something for everyone."
Yet at the same time, Thomas also knows his business model -- or even that of cable -- isn't necessarily the answer for the national broadcasters.
"I don’t know what it would do to advertisers at NBC. I suspect if [small niche shows] were the key, they’d be heading down that direction," Thomas adds, which could have been a nod at Community, the fervently-loved but little-watched comedy that is most widely known for its backstage drama, not quirky meta-humor. "Those bigger networks need big products. The things they can do better than the smaller shows like throw $3 or $4 million at the screen. No small network could’ve done Lost. That show had a budget and a cast that you could not do. Those few hits big networks have tend to make up for the failures so I don’t think they’re going to give up to the cable networks. They’re going to go down screaming, trying to do big shows that appeal to tens of millions of people."
Luckily, thanks to Kickstarter and some dedicated fans, Thomas doesn't have to worry about that struggle anymore.
Bonus Suraj holding a puppy
Also Happy Birthday on March 21st (He'll be 20 idk why this article says he's 17)
I know I know "NO1CURR about
Hank Pym Ant-Man", but I'm curious to see how they'll do the movie. I'm also hoping that Scott will be Ant-Man in this.
La Toya Jackson talks about her fight with Omarosa on Celebrity Apprentice and being fired by Donald Trump. Find out what La Toya thinks about Omarosa and what her biggest regret is about her time on the show.
We are gathered here today to remember one of Hollywood's greatest treasures: Chuck Norris's beard. The well-trimmed facial hair lived a long and butt-kicking life during its decades-long existence on Norris's face. Now -- sadly -- the beard is no more.
Is Norris, 73, going through a first-quarter-life crisis? Can Chuck still intimidate man, woman, and inanimate object without his world-famous facial hair? Well, of course he can. He's Chuck Norris. But one shouldn't discount the beard's contribution to the man’s success.
Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who originated beloved Sesame Street character Elmo, has kept a low profile since November, when a trio of lawsuits accused him of having sex with underage males.
Now he’s back in the news as a fourth suit has surfaced, accusing the performer of hosting a “crystal-meth sex party” with a teenage boy.
In a suit filed Monday in Pennsylvania District Court, plaintiff Sheldon Stephens claims he met Clash in 2004 at “a social networking event for models and actors.” He alleges Clash “lured” Stevens to New York for sexual encounters, starting when Stephens was 16.
Stephens was actually the first to accuse Clash of instigating an inappropriate relationship, but it was 24-year-old Cecil Singleton who first filed suit. Stephens has claimed he was made to recant his story in exchange for a $125,000 settlement, but now wants to clear his name. (All four cases against Clash are being handled by the same lawyer.)
During one tryst, Stephens alleges, a driver took Clash and Stevens to his home, where the three had sex and did meth. “Clash smoked crystal meth while engaging in sexual activity with Sheldon. Clash also gave Sheldon poppers as a sexual aide,” the lawsuit reads. “While Clash had sexual contact with Sheldon, the chauffeur watched and masturbated.”
Clash’s attorney calls all four case “meritless” and is looking to have them all dismissed because the statute of limitations had run out. “Mr. Clash continues to deny any wrongdoing, and we intend to defend this case forcefully.”
Stephens is seeking unspecified damages in excess of $75,000.
and so it begins.........again
It was the cat fight of the season between Faye and Brandi on this week’s The Real Housewives.
Marisa was starting trouble by showing the ladies a private text message she had received from Brandi lightheartedly offering advice on how to spice up her marriage to her husband Dean. Marisa, who we hear complain about how bored she is by her husband all season long, turned it into an all out Brandi-bashing session with the other ladies.
Yolanda stood up for Brandi by telling Marisa that if she had a problem with Brandi why not go straight to the source? Why was she talking behind her back?
At Lisa’s party, Yolanda corners Marisa and urges her to talk to Brandi. Marisa looks like she wants to die out of the awkwardness of this confrontation and stumbles over her words when Faye intrudes which prompts Brandi to say with disgust “You’re not involved in this, you can go.” To which Faye says, “I’m involved in everything. Don’t tell me what to do.” She then turns to Yolanda and says she is not going anywhere and that Yolanda is being “mislead by a very bad girl.”
And then Faye delivers her punch line to Brandi by saying with utter disdain, “You want to talk about ladies? No matter how many Chanel’s you borrow, you will never, ever be a lady.”
1. Jonny Lee Miller has a twitter now. Please don't be Those People.
Plus he's still raising money for his charity thing, so go over there and Veronica-Mars-kickstarter the fuck out of him please.
2. Synopsis for the next new (April 4th) episode:
"SNOW ANGELS": Sherlock and Joan try to prevent a robbery from one of the largest cash vaults in the country during the middle of a Nor'easter. Meanwhile, Sherlock tries to help a transgender woman who is recovering from her latest break-up.
That woman will be played by actual transgender actress Candis Cayne!
Is this cool? Does it drool? Are we looking at a possible Mrs. Hudson? Please peruse the other promo pics and discuss.
I'M EXCITED FOR SNOWNANIGANS. How qt was the last episode btw.
Beyoncé's new track Bow Down / I Been On divides fans and fellow singers as Keyshia Cole slams song
She's been busy being the adoptive mother to Poison Ivy for the past year but on Sunday Beyawncé posted a snippet of her new music to her website.
The 31-year-old woman released a recording entitled Bow Down / I Been On, along with a picture of herself before any of her surgeries,with a room full of trophies behind her. How tacky is that?
And the lyrics include the lines: 'I know when you were little girls you dreamt of being in my world. Don’t forget it. Respect that. Bow Down b******.'
The three minute, 34 second clip also includes: 'I took my time to live my life but don’t think I’m just his little wife. Don’t get it twisted this is my sh*t.'
British fans might be familiar with some of the music in the second portion of the recording, a snippet of which accompanies the 02 Priority adverts filmed to promote the singer's UK tour dates.
The music is actually sections from two different songs, Bow Down is said to have been produced by Hit-Boy and Bleachoncé is said to have worked with Timflopland on I Been On.
While the horrible new track addresses her absence from the music industry and asserts her authority as Queen Bee of the charts (of course, pretending 4 didn't happen), the content of the music is already causing controversy and dividing fans - and her fellow musicians.
Keyshia Cole unleashed a Twitter tirade against the star. 'Can't stand when people all self righteous when it's convenient it makes them look good. Lmao! But can still talk s*** when convenient 2 FOH,' she tweeted.
After apparently receiving a backlash from Beyawnce's fans, the singer added: 'I done kept it real from the start! #RespectTHAT.'
And the R&B star was far from finished. She went on: 'First "Women need to Stick together" now b****** better Bow. Smh. But it's all G! Chicks stay shooting the s***. But when I speak my mind its a prob. #Well #StayMad'
One listener wrote on Twitter: ‘This song makes no sense, is randomly offensive, and is way out of Byeonce's lane. I wonder where she stole it from?’
Another fan tweeted: 'how can u sing at the presidents inauguration then release this disgusting, offensive song @beyonce? I'm genuinely shocked.' (sic)
Other comments included: ‘The new Beyonce song is horrid. Unnecessary swearing, offensive misogynistic referencing of women, and terrible music and vocals. 0/1000.’
And another: ‘So much for female empowerment.’
And Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills who tweeted: 'Is
that Beyonce song a joke?'
Plenty of the pressed fans welcomed the new music with one listener writing: 'Sorry I'm not sorry that @beyonce is a trend-setter-wannabe and doesn't sound like everyone else. It's about changing the game #byehive.'
But some fans suggested that the singer hadn't gone far enough and if she was a white male music artist she wouldn't be on the end of such criticism.
One fan posted: 'Miss me with the "she's so arrogant" mess. Were she a man, this would scarcely be an issue. Bye-once isn't arrogant enough. #BowDown' (sic)
SMH. I cunt with Fauxminists!
Amanda Bynes has her eyes on Drake!
The 26-year-old actress, who was spotted out and about in NYC yesterday for the first time in months, took to Twitter to share her crush on the 26-year-old rapper.
"@drake is a hot fellow :D," Bynes posted along with a photo of Drake and friends.
The newly curly-haired star also shared a funny photo in which Drake's face is swapped with Nicki Minaj with the caption, "He's the woman bwahahah @drake."
Drake has yet to respond to Bynes' tweets of admiration.
Awww I love that Mariah still celebrate her Irish customs! Down-to-earth Queen tbh. Does anyone else thinks Roc look a little European is the 2nd pic?
Mike White has been tapped by DreamWorks to adapt Matthew Quick’s latest work, “The Good Luck of Right Now.” DreamWorks acquired feature rights to “Good Luck” in mid-January.
The story follows the intertwined lives of four outsiders who, amid grieving over pain and loss in their lives, come together to form a most unlikely family. HarperCollins is planning to publish the book in spring 2014.
Quick’s “The Silver Linings Playbook” was published in 2008. The feature version was adapted by director David O. Russell.
White was the co-creator, co-executive producer, writer and actor for HBO’s “Enlightened,” which recently completed a two-season run. He directed 2007′s “Year of the Dog” from his own script.
still ridic upset about Enlightened. fuck you, hbo.
Currently for sale on American Eagle’s website are “Skinny Skinny” jeans — the brand’s skinniest jeans ever created. Sounds cool, right? Well, the catch is that these jeans aren’t jeans. They’re cans of spray paint that come in two colors, Indigo and Bright Light, and are part of a 1,000 piece limited edition run. A quick visit to the product’s page reveals an image of the two cans side by side, either color option selling for $49.95. The “new!” and “exclusive” product is further promoted by a video, which might be slightly NSFW, where happy wearers of the “pants” hail them as the skinniest they’ve ever worn. Umm…no, duh.
So what do we call this? A brilliant marketing gimmick? A sick reflection on how tight people like their pants? You tell me.
Obviously an April fools joke. But still ridiculous.