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Last week The Vampire Diaries (TVD) aired Episode 20, ”The Originals,” a “backdoor pilot“ for a spin-off series coming this Fall of the same name, which will (finally) remove the Original Family of Klaus, Rebekkah, and Elijah from Mystic Falls, VA, and send them even further south to New Orleans. I know, I know–at this point we need more Southern vampires on television like we need another summer superhero movie. But here’s the surprising thing: If TVD showrunner Julie Plec weren’t also in charge of this show? It could be very, very good.
There hasn’t been much to be excited about this season, so this was a game-changer and it was more than just a change of scenery (TVD has had a lot of that this year). Admittedly, you can’t go wrong in erasing the ridiculous part of the plot where the 1000+-year-old vampires have to pretend to be teenagers, fitting in with small-town Virginia life. The new chosen city for the show isn’t overly inspired; New Orleans is hardly original when it comes to vampire storytelling, but with it comes an instant change to the mood and tone of the show.
“The Originals” steps back from the teenage shenanigans of TVD, and thank goodness for that. This is show about family–the family you’re born into vs. the family you make for yourself. With that, plus the introduced cast members, there’s some serious potential here.
The problem is it is Plec’s show–and a lot of the potential it has won’t ever see the light of day.
If you’re a regular Vampire Diaries watcher you’re likely familiar with the canon: witches with speaking roles are almost always Black. For “The Originals” you’ll want to throw that absolute out the window. Klaus speaks with a black witch when he arrives in the city, but the female lead here is a white witch named Sophie Deveraux (who, yes, is played by a Latina, Daniella Pineda, but this isn’t new– they did that with Michael Trevino’s role, too). I’m guessing, cynically, that given the presumed amount of fan hate Bonnie Bennett receives–and Plec’s seeming dislike of the character–the producers chose to abandon four years of canon once they decided that they’d be casting Charles Michael Davis as Marcel, a vampire sired by Klaus who’s set up as his foil for the coming season. We don’t need two Black leads at once, after all…even if your show does take place in New Orleans.
That said, once Marcel took center stage (literally) I was inclined to forget about witches altogether.
Some of my instant attraction to Marcel’s character was just that– attraction. The Vampire Diaries is, after all, on the CW and, if nothing else, it has always been flush with beautiful people. But I was shocked when Marcel’s introduction actually set the audience up to like him–a courtesy Bonnie has rarely received. I rewatched his introduction a good ten times (again, aesthetics), fell in love with his swag, and then spent the entire episode waiting for his life to turn to crap, because that’swhat Julie Plecdoes. But Marcel is the King of New Orleans, and he lived to see an October premiere date.
It’s only been one episode but we learned enough about Marcel to establish his roots in US slavery, which Klaus supposedly saved him from. In keeping with TVD canon, the words “slave” and “slavery” weren’t actually used (you may remember that they favor the term “handmaiden” for the female slaves and only say “slave” when theyhave to). Still, there are questions that I have about Marcel’s character that I’m sure will never be fully realised. Flashbacks I want that we’ll probably never get because they’re not tied exclusively to Klaus: I’d love to know the circumstances under which they met, what about him made Klaus want to change him, if he’ll get to call Klaus out on his whiny white-saviour behaviour, how slavery may have shaped his character, and whether or not he’s spent his entire immortal life in the American South and how has that been?As Klaus’ protege, Marcel watched him conquer the supernatural community in New Orleans, and he took over the city once his sire left. However, he took it a step further, and the episode shows us that he’s figured out a way to control the magic the witches in the city use and has decreed the penalty for using magic to be death. Taking issue with that, the witches kidnap Klaus’ newly pregnant former squeeze who also happens to be a werewolf (this part is as ridiculous as it sounds, and I’m trying to forget it’s happened) and threaten to kill her unless he helps them take down Marcel. So Season One of “The Originals” will, most likely, center around a power struggle between Klaus and Marcel for the city of New Orleans. Without a doubt, Marcel is so far painted as the villain of the show (though Klaus is no hero himself). That’s typical of Plec’s African-American male characters, and it’s going to be extremely interesting to watch how the show’s writing wants the audience to see Klaus’s violence and questionable decision making vs. Marcel’s. Already I prefer Marcel to Connor Jordan, Season Four’s first Black villain whose level of violence seemed to play on a familiar “angry black man’ trope and left an unpleasant taste in my mouth. Marcel, on the other hand, is kind of…fun.
“The Originals” appears to be a darker show than TVD, so it would seem that there’s room for some exploration into the darker aspects of US history. The problem is that Plec and her writing staff love to consistently dip their toes into that pool, but they never want to go all the way. They want to talk about the Civil War in Virginia, but they don’t want to talk about slavery. They want to create a line of Black witches that descend from someoneinvolved with the Salem Witch Trials, but they never mention Tituba and then abandon the whole thing once they switch shows. I can’t possibly expect them to dedicate time to potential intricacies of how Marcel would choose to navigate a relationship with Klaus during or after the Reconstruction. Despite how much I enjoyed the episode, I am worried, and I can acknowledge that a lot of what I like about this faux pilot was the potential for some great storytelling and character weaving that might finally give me some of the diverse supernatural television I’ve been looking for since I started here at the R. I have to remember that when it comes down to it, this is a show about three white, British vampires taking place in a city that’s over 60% African American and heavily segregated.
My eyes may be rolling in Julie Plec’s general direction, but my fingers are crossed, my DVR is set, and if all else fails remember this: We’ll always have fan fiction.
Rebel Wilson & Jimmy Fallon break it down, improv-style, on Late Night, inventing such dance moves as "The Mick Jagger Chicken" and "The I'm Holding Too Much Eye Contact While Thrusting".
WHERE IS THE REBEL WILSON TAG, MODS??
In a recent interview with Access Hollywood Live, Beth, 40, was very matter-of-fact about what life at home with the outspoken radio host is like -- both in and out of the bedroom. Addressing rumors that Stern doesn't quite measure up in the manhood department, Beth, ahem, cleared the air.
"He does that to himself. He always talks about that," Beth said of Stern's self-deprecating tendencies. "It keeps me very happy, his penis. How's that for you?!"
Stern previously sat in on an interview with Access Hollywood's Billy Bush and Kit Hoover and downplayed his assets. "When I'm really fully aroused, three inches," he joked last week.
But despite Beth's insistence that Stern is able to keep her happy, the former model and Spoiled Rotten Pets host is also adamant that the couple's home life isn't as "wild and crazy".
"Everybody think, 'Oh, you're married to Howard Stern… You must be laughing all the time,'" she said. "Yes, we are laughing all the time, but our lives together, it is not crazy. We go to bed at 8 o'clock at night, even on the weekend, just because that's our schedule. He gets up early for his radio show. We are definitely not wild and crazy."
In fact, the couple may just be keeping that routine for quite some time, because, as Beth put it, the twosome are "really fine without children." (Stern has three kids with ex-wife Alison Berns.)
"I'm turning 41 in July. I feel like that door is closing," she continued. "We really talked about it and considered it last year and the year before, but I think we're really fine without children. I have my animals, we have the greatest life and I don't see us having children -- never say never -- but I really don't see it."
At NBC Universal's Summer Press Day on Monday, perhaps the biggest news out of the panel for "The Voice" was that there was no news. When it was announced that Shakira and Usher would be filling in for original coaches Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera for the current run, Season 4, it was believed that Aguilera and Green would be returning to their chairs in the fall. But, as NBC chose to announce that they wouldn't comment on the plans for next season, it seems that what was once certain may not be any longer.
The chemistry between the current crop of coaches has proved to be quite appealing, which the coaches touched on during the panel. Panel mainstay Blake Shelton admitted that, though he'd been concerned about the fresh blood, the season has proved him wrong.
"I was a little bit nervous just because I knew how well the show was doing," Shelton said. "It was beating the odds, you know? It was a music talent show in a world where there's a lot of those. We knew we had something that worked and I never met either one of these two before. One thing you can't fake is chemistry. I'll be damned if it's not as strong as it's ever been with the four of us, you know? And I love that; I'm proud of that."
Fellow mainstay Adam Levine agreed, telling reporters, "We were certainly curious to see what the chemistry would be when the new guy and gal came, but I think that we're beyond happy ... It's obvious, too, if you watch the show that there's a lot of chemistry."
With the easy report between the four clearly on display during the near-30 minute discussion, it's not hard to see why fans have responded to the current line-up as they have. Though Aguilera and Green were only meant to take a breather for the spring, both might find cause to be worried about their future with the series.
It stands to reason that NBC might not want to mess with what's working for them in a season when so very little is. With Shakira and Usher fresh in viewers' minds, could Aguilera and Green be given the boot? Only time will tell.
so which coaches would you like to see next season?Also Shakira is gonna be on Jay Leno on the 8th May then Ellen on 10th!
By now, Terrence Malick's tendency to enlist lots of big name stars to come hang out his sets, only to subsequently cut them out of the movie, is as legendary as his press shyness. In fact, we devoted a whole feature to that very topic. And his latest film, the divisive "To The Wonder" -- listen to our podcast about it here -- is no different. While the finished movie pivots around four characters played by Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem, there were a handful who worked on the movie, in both big and small parts, that were ultimately cast aside including Rachel Weisz, Barry Pepper, Amanda Peet, Michael Sheen and Jessica Chastain. And now, you can add one more to that list.
Speaking with BlackBook, Michael Shannon revealed that he too shot some scenes for the movie that were ultimately excised. "I worked with Terrence Malick on 'To the Wonder'—I got cut out—but it was still a fascinating experience. I spent a day down there walking around with Ben Affleck and doing these completely random scenes where the camera was just going all over the place, and you never knew where it was going to be, and during the scene people would be tapping you and telling you to go over here or go over there, say this or do that," the actor shared.
And even more, when many of Malick's cast members have speculated about the director's freewheeling intentions, Shannon's says he's heard the man himself state what his process is all about. "And I've heard Malick say, 'I'm just trying to find the spontaneous, I just want something truly spontaneous to happen.'" he said.
Having an old friend for dinner tonight? Consider this an appetizer: The fourth episode of Hannibal, which was pulled by NBC due to its especially gruesome storyline, is now available to view in its entirety. Series creator Bryan Fuller broke the news on his Twitter account today:
The episode — called “Ceuf” – focuses on a group of children who have been abducted and brainwashed into killing their old families. It was filmed before the shooting at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School last December. Nevertheless, in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, the network balked at the episode’s plot and some of its imagery last week. Instead of airing the episode, NBC chose to bump Hannibal‘s fifth episode up and repurpose “Ceuf” as a web series.
Altogether, that series of clips featured the entire episode, minus only some particularly grisly images. The episode available for purchase on iTunes, though, is the original, unbowdlerized — or should we say “cannibalized?” — “Ceuf.”
Hannibal airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.
*buys and gifts everyone a copy*
Being a handsome billionaire, Walden Schmidt has always had a way with the ladies. But even he's probably never experienced a love triangle like this.
The Season 10 finale of CBS's "Two and a Half Men" (airing May 9) offers a pair of new love interests for Ashton Kutcher's Walden: a ditzy young blonde, played by Hilary Duff... and her savvy grandmother, played by "Taxi's" Marilu Henner. And we've got an exclusive sneak peek at the trio's uncomfortable dinner together right here.
In the clip, Walden is trying his best to connect with his airhead date Stacey (Duff), asking her about the college degree she just earned in communications. Her response: "You know, it's like... talking and stuff." Her grandmother Linda (Henner) sighs: "A hundred and twenty grand."
Stacey then bluntly asks Walden if they're going to have sex tonight; if not, she'd rather ditch him to run off to a party with her friends. She leaves him to finish dinner with Linda -- not before running off to the little girls' room to throw up first, though. Yeah, after that display, we can't exactly blame Walden for dipping his toe in the cougar pool.
The clip doesn't embed, you can watch it HERE!!
Alexis Neiers and her husband Evan Haines have just become parents! Alexis, who is known for both her role in the string of “Bling Ring” Hollywood robberies (which has been made into a feature film) as well as her E! reality show Pretty Wild, gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday, April 24, and she and her hubby couldn’t be happier.
Over the weekend, Alexis took to Twitter where she announced, “Happy to say that our baby girl was born on Wednesday. We are both happy and healthy!” And understandably tired. Yesterday morning, Alexis told friends and followers, “I feel like I have not slept for days but I am sooooo blissed oouuuttt.”
As far as the baby’s name, a source tells E! News that the couple, who just celebrated their one year wedding anniversary, has named their bundle of joy Harper.
Earlier this year after finding out they were pregnant, Alexis told E!, “This has been such an incredible year. You get married, things settle down. We weren’t planning on having a baby right away—but we weren’t not planning on it either. When we got the news, it was very exciting! I felt like I’ve always had motherly instincts, so it’s been a very joyous experience.”
Alexis also revealed at the time that she was considering a water birth. “I want to do a natural water birth,” she explained. “I’ve always been into holistic approaches as much as possible. I have a ton of girlfriends who’ve done it, and they say they’re cracking jokes and laughing throughout the labor, and that it’s just one push and the baby is out. It’s an incredible birthing experience and that’s what I’m aiming for.”
It’s unclear whether or not the water birth is the route that Alexis chose, but either way, she and baby Harper are doing great and that’s all that matters.
(This news is over a month old, but I can't find any articles about it anywhere (aside from Wikipedia) and I'm sure some people here will be excited to here about it if they haven't already.)
On 15th March this was posted on the official band Facebook page:
Since, a slew of 90s band photos have been posted, along with posts about the band jamming together. You can also check out the Veruca Salt Twitter for band members tweeting (including Nina tweeting James Iha which is giving me all sorts of 90s nostalgia feels).
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Never fear, Kanye West is still so smitten with Kim Kardashian that he's sent his very own private jet to Greece to whisk her away from her family and into his tender, loving arms.
Well, something like that anyway.
Just to recap, because L.A. is so lacking in state of the art recording studios (raised eyebrows) Kanye is having - and we mean HAVING - to record his album in Paris 5,600 miles away from where his pregnant girlfriend is contractually obliged to be.
But it's okay, because he's doing nice things like sending his plane to collect her from nearby Greece.
'Kanye sent a private jet to Greece to pick Kim up,' a source told Radar Online.
'The plane flew to Paris and now they’re spending more alone time there together.'
Pregnant Kim wrapped up filming Keeping Up With the Kardashians with her sisters Khloe and Kourtney , her nephew Mason and niece Penelope Disick, Scott Disick and her mother Kris Jenner, at the holiday resort.
Kim and Kanye spent a few days together in New York City last week.
A source told the website that while Kim 'honours all of her work commitments she is in constant contact with Kanye at all times when they aren’t together.'
And remember Kanye just can't be in a backwater like L.A. when it comes to making music, remember that.
The awesome producer Bryan Fuller wants to makes an awesome new Star Trek TV series. Paramount won't let him, because they're busy letting J.J. Abrams make his Trek movies. But that doesn't mean Fuller doesn't have a captain in mind should he ever get the green light: Angela Bassett.
As he told Den of Geek during a recent interview:
I would love to do something on the Reliant. I want Angela Lansbury … Not Lansbury! I want Angela Bassett to be the captain, that’s who I would love to have, you know Captain Angela Bassett and First Officer Rosario Dawson. I would love to do that version of the show and but that’s in the future to be told.
Angela Bassett and Rosario Dawson? Holy hell, that would be awesome. Hey CBS/Paramount — J.J.'s doing Star Wars now, so seriously, give Fuller the Trek keys. This show needs to happen. Although in all honestly, I'd be equally excited to see a Fuller Star Trek TV series starring Angela Lansbury.
omg you better include Angela Lansbury. also, once again, fuck jj abrams.
Catherine Zeta-Jones returns to treatment for bipolar II disorder
The award-winning actress decided to 'proactively' seek help, her rep said. Zeta-Jones was previously treated for the illness in 2011.
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Catherine Zeta-Jones is seeking more help for her bipolar disorder. Zeta-Jones, 43, has "proactively checked into a health care facility," her rep confirmed to People magazine. The stunning actress revealed in 2011 that she suffers from Bipolar II, which can cause episodes of depression lasting days and sometimes intense mood swings. "This is a disorder that affects millions of people, and I am one of them," Zeta-Jones told People mag at the time. "If my revelation of having bipolar II has encouraged one person to seek help, then it is worth it. There is no need to suffer silently, and there is no shame in seeking help."
In April of 2011, the "Chicago" actress revealed she was undergoing treatment at a Connecticut hospital, citing the stress of her husband Michael Douglas's throat cancer battle as a source of depression and anxiety. “After Michael had his cancer, and I had my issues, I had to like stop for a moment,” she said on "Good Morning America" last year. According to TMZ, which first reported her return to treatment, Zeta-Jones is slated to complete another 30-day treatment program.A source close to the actress said her decision to check into a facility is simply "maintenance," instead of reactionary or sudden.
The 'Chicago' actress explained that the stress of dealing with husband Michael Douglas's throat cancer battle was a source of her depression and anxiety. "There was no big problem," the friend told People. "This was just a good time to do it. She is in between projects. This has always been part of the plan. She would manage her health. She is vigilant about it."
Zeta-Jones's rep, Cece Yorke, also confirmed to the mag that the actress prefers to maintain her health. "Previously Catherine has said that she is committed to periodic care in order to manage her health in an optimum manner," said Yorke. Zeta -Jones and Douglas, 68, recently attended an awards gala together at Lincoln Center looking happy and healthy. Over the weekend, on April 27 the "Traffic" actress stunned on the red carpet for the White House Correspondents Dinner.
While Douglas is preparing for the Cannes Film Festival debut of his HBO Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra" in May, Zeta-Jones's next film, action flick "Reds 2," opens in July.
Since turning heads in 2011’s low-key sci-fi film “Another Earth,” actor/writer Brit Marling has appeared in other similarly small-scale takes on plots that are usually reserved for big studio pictures, her latest being the Zal Batmanglij-helmed thriller “The East.” Though it only hits theaters at the end of May, Marling has already lined up her next project, which reunites her with “Another Earth” helmer Mike Cahill.
Deadline report that Cahill has lined up Marling, Michael Pitt, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey ("Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"), Steven Yuen (“The Walking Dead”) and Archie Panjabi (“The Good Wife”) for “I Origins.” Unlike his previous collaboration with Marling, Cahill is handling the writing duties on his own. The film follows Pitt as “a molecular biologist who, together with his brilliant lab partner (Marling) uncovers startling evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it.” Sounds suitably ambitious and like a worthy successor to “Another Earth,” which also dealt with a paradigm-shattering event, the existence of, well, another Earth.
There’s no timeline on production yet but judging on how quickly Marling and her collaborators have worked in the past, we wouldn’t be surprised to see this by next year.
Patton Oswalt may have captured the hearts of many a “Star Wars” fan with his dream outline for the series' onslaught of new entries -- starting in 2015 with “Star Wars: Episode VII” -- but Kathleen Kennedy likely chuckled and kept to her airtight plan. The Lucasfilm President has been endlessly prepping the much-anticipated sequels, and as the films finally start to become a reality, she's offered up some info on how we'll be hearing about them in the future.
Kennedy recently spoke about 'Episode VII' to ScreenSlam (via SlashFilm), and naturally the question of secrecy around the upcoming shoot came up. The swirl of plot rumors and returning characters have made the topic of secrecy a persistent one, further fueled by director J.J. Abrams' well-known “mystery box” approach, i.e. a few vague hints and that's it. But Kennedy says the “whole issue of confidentiality” is going to be “fascinating” moving forward into production.
“If we're shooting anything outside, it's almost impossible to not have things end up on the Internet,” she explained. “So my feeling is, you need to embrace that, especially with the fans around something like 'Star Wars.' You need to recognize they're important to the process and acknowledge there are things you're gonna want to make sure they get to know.
As Peter Jackson found out first with the 'LOTR' trilogy and "The Hobbit," production diaries can be an insightful, fun way to bring the audience in and excite them, and Abrams is similarly enthused about the power of bonus features (see: the “Star Trek” Blu-ray). Some excellent material could result for the “Star Wars” universe; we're sure to hear Abrams' thoughts on the matter as “Star Trek Into Darkness” nears release on May 17th, before his similarly huge follow-up gig awaits.
Harry Styles, 19, has made it no secret that he has a penchant for going after older women. He has been romantically linked to U.K. television host Caroline Flack and DJ Lucy Horobin, both in their thirties, and Taylor Swift, 23. But we’re told his latest “romance” with Kimberly Stewart, who has a young daughter, is nothing but a love affair with publicity.
“Kimberly and Harry are just friends,” an insider very closely connected to the situation told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “Rod (Stewart) really likes Harry, so it’s good PR for him.”
The One Direction teen heartthrob and the 33-year-old daughter of rock star Rod and model/actress Alana Stewart, were snapped hopping into a car together in Los Angeles on Thursday night amid a whirlwind of new relationship rumors.
The two reportedly joined Rod and his wife Penny for dinner at the famed Dan Tana’s, where younger Stewart and Styles were said to be flirting through their meal.
But broken-hearted teens and tweens, chill.
“There’s nothing going on,” added the source. “It’s just PR fun.”
A rep for Styles did not respond to a request for comment.
Amanda Bynes tweeted a revealing photo of herself on Tuesday, exposing the former child star in lacy bra.
Bynes was purportedly trying to show off that she supposedly went up a few pounds, writing, “About to put on makeup! I weigh 135, I’ve gained weight! I need to be 100 lbs!”
The actress’ comments come a few weeks after she said she has an eating disorder.
Complaining about media coverage and suggestions that she suffers from mental illness, Bynes wrote on Twitter, “They take pictures anytime I’ve gained weight then write a fake story!” adding, “I have an eating disorder so I have a hard time staying thin.”
About to put on makeup! I weigh 135, I've gained weight! I need to be 100 lbs!
One more pre make up!
Khloe Kardashian has struggled with her weight and self-confidence in the past, but she has come to terms with her curves and is happier than ever.
In the June, 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan UK, the youngest Kardashian sister opens up about her painful weight struggle and the subsequent bullying she received because of it, as well as what it’s like being constantly compared to her “cookie-cutter sisters” Kourtney and Kim – and RadarOnline.com has the details.
Khloe, who is the baby of the Kardashian girls, admits it wasn’t easy following in the footsteps of her sisters, but she has managed to come to terms with it.
“I’m confident in who I am. I’ve always known that I’m not Kim and I’m not Kourtney – I’ve always been OK with that. I probably thought I was prettier before I entered the spotlight because being compared to somebody else every day does sort of beat up your spirit and soul,” Khloe reveals. “But it’s made me stronger. I’ve gained another level of confidence. I’m pretty tough. I want to say I don’t care, but of course [comments about my body] are going to sting.”
With the death of her father, Robert, when she was 19, Khloe started packing on the pounds to deal with the pain and then shortly after was thrust into the spotlight.
“After my father died, I gained a lot of weight, and then I was in the spotlight. I was quickly criticized for not being a cookie-cutter sister like Kourtney and Kim.”
Famously losing a massive amount of weight in 2009, it was heartbreaking for Khloe when she was still bullied about her body.
“I lost about 30lbs before I did Kourtney And Khloé Take Miami. I was feeling so good about myself and I was still so critiqued,” she explains. “I thought, ‘Oh, my gosh, if I’m not good enough now…’ And that’s when something clicked in my brain: I have to do whatever is good for me… I feel that I’m healthier [now], but I don’t think I’m prettier thinner.”
Khloe explains that she tries not to focus on the numbers, but how she looks and feels.
“I don’t care what size I am; I care about how I look. If my jeans are tight and I have a little muffin top, then OK, I have to cut down on the carbs. I don’t expect to be a size 2 and nor do I want to be. I’m 5ft 10ins and I like being curvy, but I also like being toned.”
She also reveals that her husband, NBA star Lamar Odom, has helped her with her diet.
“My weight has always fluctuated. Diet is the hardest part for me. I’ve had to learn a bit of self-control… Lamar just lost 25lbs. He was put on this amazing meal plan and through him I learned what I should be eating.”
The full interview appears in the June issue of Cosmopolitan, on sale May 2nd, and is also available in digital edition.